Well if it makes you feel any better…
But It’ij escaped again.
And once again, we bounce from one major war right into the next. An early battle is coming to a head north of Acre, and may prove decisive in these early days of this war.
Though victory comes to the Kalmen forces, these independence-seeking Anatolians refuse to give up. A long and gruelling war follows, with no more large battles to speak of.
Yes. Yes, it really is. Meanwhile, with the province of Kermanshah now declaring its independence from you, the Itijid are trying to take the province. This means they are hostile to you, and your armies, should they meet, will clash, but you are not technically at war.
Basically yes. You can attack their armies, but that will merely weaken you in the wars you are really fighting.
Also: Norse Vikings have seen these constant wars as a chance to raid Sicily and Tunisia.
It’s more likely than you think!
Well… Uh… That war is over!
I have no idea. It just sort of… ended. Sometimes wars do that when the leader dies, but that’s not what happened here. All of a sudden they just… stopped wanting independence?
Nor do I. Call it a freebie and move on?
Not that kind of ‘move on’!
But… But… You’re leaving behind fourteen pretenders, all of whom hate your son! You’re going to have succession wars out the wazoo!
… Shut up. Stop talking, you’re dead.
We’ll see how he performs under pressure.
You have a war to deal with.
What did you expect?
Well that was a freebie!
You’d be a damned fool not to.
Well let’s take a look at the map of Europe:
You see, the Byzantines don’t control much of the land that once made up the Empire.
You may also notice the DISGUSTING MESS that is Europe and its borders. That is seriously ugly. Not like the Caliphate! Oh no, those borders are cleaning up nicely!
Well okay, Hungary is still ugly as sin. But that’s in Europe, so it doesn’t count! It won’d be much longer until all of Arabia, Mesopotamia and the Levant: Basically the Mashriq region (plus Arabia).
I swear, if I see an Easy Button come up, I will find a way to have you assassinated.
The Usurp button? I don’t know, let’s find out!