View Full Version : Wecome to Council of Arche Seleukeia!

2015-09-27, 01:33 PM
So, I wanted to do this for a long time and I'm doing it. Hopefully someone will find it fun and join. Here is basic idea: I play Rome:Total war Europa Barbarorum faction and you in a role of High Councillors, decide where we go under your great leadership. Anyone can join, final decision on your advice is mine but i'll firmly go along "X happens if more people want X".

After a few orders/directives are given your loyal servants perform given tasks. Let's see if and how far can we get with this empire of ours.

I'll go picking factions alphabetically since as in real life, you can not really pick where you will be born, but have to make do with what you get. And in this case, it is a lot.

You, if you wish to accept this task, will be given all advisory powers of Councillors and advisors to Emperor of Arche Seleukia (http://www.europabarbarorum.com/factions_arche-seleukeia.html), an unstable empire size of about 2,6 million square killometers.


After all the mess with Alexander The Great's death and partitioning of his legacy, our sly leader Antiochros Syriakos has decided to snatch the largest part of Alexander's legacy - gigiantic Seleucid empire.
http://s23.postimg.org/qkzagav9j/leader.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/qkzagav9j/)

Hopefully, the great council of Gitp can help the guy and his sucessors not lose it in like 50 years.

Seleucid Empire spreads from todays' Turkey to India and host some of major trading routes of the time, bringing in massive wealth. Thus, even our current financial situation is not bad.
http://s23.postimg.org/i2uw92v2f/seleukia_map.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/i2uw92v2f/)
Financial situation:
http://s17.postimg.org/rwkbn01ij/financial.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/rwkbn01ij/)
... but wise decisions are needed since our diplomatic relations look like this:

We are currently at war with Ptolomeans who hold pretty much all Egypt, Cyprus and some southern coast of modern day Turkey. State of war is also declared against Koinon Heleinnon, a small kingdom on Greek peninsula, Epeiros (region unknown) and Saka Rauka, the nomadic people far beyond our borders. Last two are pretty much unimportant.

We are allied however with nomadic/horse people of the Bactria and Pahlava who inhabit their realms to the east and touch our borders. Same goes for two small kingdoms on the north coast of todays' Turkey Pontos and Hayasdan. Our greatest ally among Hellenic states is Macedonia.

Currently, our capitol is Antiochia, but having a capitol so far West causes problems regarding our grip on our eastern provinces.
http://s30.postimg.org/sx0cnwte5/capitol.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/sx0cnwte5/)
Due to Alexanders' death many provinces, especially those in the east seek secession.
Our armed forces are many and scattered far and wide. We need to decide where do we want to build up our forces and capability to train them and perhaps form an army to take land for us or deflect our enemies. We have a single small fleet in our harbor in port of Sardis in the western most settlement of the Empire.
http://s17.postimg.org/z3v7acr6z/fleet.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/z3v7acr6z/)

Delegation of funds to public projects should also be defined.

Council will get a report every year (4 turns) or yearly if it wishes so.

Good luck.

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Tax burden has been modified across empire so that maximum income can be obtained while riots still do not take place. A few eastern-most regions however do seem to be on the brink of rioting, even if taxes have been lowered to a lowest possible point. Our abilities of recruiting new troops in this region are highly limited.

We have a dedicated spy near Seleukia and we can send him to spy on a region of our enemies.

We also have a diplomat in Antiochia we can send around the world to negotiate trade agreements. We can do so with every state we are not at war with.

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With taxes modified, our financial aspects have even improved. Next season we may be in posession 11.000 mnai to distribute as seen fit.