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    Medical Welshman in London. Senior Member Big King Sanctaphrax's Avatar
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    Who is the meanest, most intelligent, coolest and downright hardest son of a bitch that you've had the privelege to command? Here's mine:

    Lord Plantagenet-Duke of Austria and Chancellor of the Exchequer.

    Loyalty: Nine.
    This mans loyalty makes him a staunch ally. No action is too base in defense of your rule.

    Piety:Four.
    Slightly religious, he may garner some support from the religious population.

    Dread:Nine.
    Rooms quiet as this man enters. Tales of his foul deeds are whispered in shadows.

    Command:Nine.
    Battles he directs seem almost to be accompanied by music. If war is an art, this man is truly a master of his craft.

    Acumen:Seven
    More financially astute than most. If left to his own devices, he would probably be a prosperous merchant by now.

    Vices & Virtues

    Good leader
    He sets an example by leading from the front, and his men respect this-+1 loyalty, +2 morale

    Good Steward
    He is well able to manage farmland in his province-+ 10% to agricultural output

    Very Loyal
    He is naturally loyal-+2 loyalty

    Great warrior
    He has a talent for personal combat, making him less likely to die in battle-+5 health

    Skilled attacker
    He has a talent for taking on the enemy on their own turf-+1 to command in this situation.

    (sorry if I got some of the descriptions wrong, but I did this off the top of my head)

    Post your best general.
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    I think that was Al-Din Zengi in my Turkish campaign. I gave him the by-name "Mongol Nemesis", he had 9 stars and pretty good virtues but I don`t know his exact stats anymore.

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    Mine was the one of my "famous" German army where he led some Gothic troops. I forgot his name and most stats but I still know that he had 9 stars and he would have had 12 if he had attacked with a minority of troops, but the game seems to limit the number of stars to 9.
    I would have really liked to see some Gothic Knights with valour 9.
    the only problem with him was, that he couldn┤t be everywhere.


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    My current general is William Wallayce SP?

    i bribed him when scotland rebelled.




    9 star
    7 acumen
    4 piety
    9 dread


    magnifecent builder
    scant mercy
    butcher
    very loyal
    fast talker
    field defence specialist
    good attacker
    great warrior



    he lead a crusade from scotland to constantinople then lead his survivors right through hungary then poland then germany then danes and finaly the french.

    he only had 3 bodyguards left and some fuedal men at arms with amazing valour about 200.

    hes since conquered france germany hungary poland danes russian italians, only got the alhomads egyptians spanish and byz to go.


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    hmmm off the top of mty head. As the English. I've had an 8 star general. He was a royal prince, but fortunatly didn't succeed to the throne so old age is of no concern to him anymore. Can't remember the exact stats. 9 loyalty, 4 piety, 8 dread, 8 acumen. I gave him a good title which helped his command skill a bit. He v&vs like Skilled last stand, scant mercy, great warrior, great leader, brave, secret adultery. I suppose he was an medieval period james bond ... on a horse
    But i did bribe a 9 star byzan general once. 9 or 8 in everything, he was expsensive, but it was worth it.

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    actually this thread reminds me:

    i have a general whos won about 6 major battles both on attack and defence. i think he has about 7 command stars.

    problem is he is part of the mounted sergeants, theres only 4 of em left and the ai is starting to put chivalric knights into its armies now .

    is there anyway i can put him into a different unit?? or is there anyway to boost his troop numbers back up to 40?

    - without the build a new unit send it into battle and chuck the leftovers into the generals unit of course.

    - and b. do you lose valour points if you throw a unit with no or 1 valour into the generals unit with about 8 valour???
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    Go to a province where you can build mounted srg., and click on your 8*'s army, so it appears in the review panel. Then open the troops screen up, and drag your generals unit into the box where units being trained appear. Next turn the unit will have 40 members and any upgrades that province has e.g armour, weapons. However, you may lose a point or two of valour from this, as valour is calculated on an individual basis. Hope that helps.
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    I wish you could tansfer generals from one unit to another. It is particularly annoying when your only high level general is a peasant or an urban militiaman.

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    best general...

    My King (King Richard 1)

    Loyalty (how loyal to himself he was) 9
    Piety 6
    Command 9
    Dread 9
    Acumen 5

    Vices/Virtues
    Weak Principles (Like a king is going to be bribed)
    Great Warrior
    Magnificent Builder
    Steward
    Skilled Attacker
    Skilled Risky Attacks

    He ruled... too bad he died of illness after a few years in my war with Spain
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    Lord Nicephorus Comnenus
    Duke of Edessa
    Postal Logothete (internal security title)

    9 stars

    9 loyalty
    7 piety
    9 dread
    7 acumen

    magnificent builder
    scant mercy
    field defence specialist
    expert defencder
    most eloquent
    blackmailer
    great steward
    skilled attacker

    involvement in:
    Egyptian wars captured Edessa and repulsing attempts by Egyptians to recapture it

    Crimean wars defensive post

    Almohad wars defeated Almohads responsible for spearheading invasion of Spain and securing Aragon, Cordoba and Granada

    German wars repelled Crusader incursions into Serbia

    Italian campaigns participated in the acquisition of the Papal States, Naples and Sicily

    Currently posted in Edessa and has 29 men in his unit of Kataphraktoi.

    Don;t know how many battles fought but has fought from one end of the mediterranean to the other.

    Valor 10
    Retired from games altogether!!

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    perhaps in RTW the general will not be unit specfic

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    my best in all my campaigns was Lord Stephen Comnenus, not royal blooded despite the name, Governor of Constantinople, Commander of the Army, married to the King's daughter, 9 star and great vices and virtues besides the one about bloodlover. wow
    Heraclius you are just being a silly Greek...-Galestrum

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    Mine was Lord Ericsson, Danish 9-star general with 9 of loyalty, 7 of acumen, specialist defender (+2) and expert attacker (+3).
    Excellent general.

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    Well I have typically 3-4 generals with command 9, and maybe another 2-3 command 7-8, maybe 8-10 command 5-7.

    I'll have to load up some saved games for names.

    Plantagent is a good one, Nur Al-Din, and Mutamid something.



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