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    Merkismathr of Birka Member PseRamesses's Avatar
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    Default Biggest ransom ever?

    Back in MTW we had a thread to find out what has been the biggest ransom recived after a battle. Back then some 70-100.000 could be obtained especially when capturing the mongol Khan and his enturage.

    Playing M2 I┤ve got around 17.000 fl. after capturing the Venetian Doge and his son etc playing as the Byzantines.

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    Default Re: Biggest ransom ever?

    That is massive. I think the best I have seen is around 10-12 K but the most I have ever actually recieved is probably around 3K if that.
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    Default Re: Biggest ransom ever?

    I've recieved a few in the 15k range, from capturing a King and his heir.

    Far more often I'll capture a King, see a huge ransom number, but have it rejected. :(

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    Default Re: Biggest ransom ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by PseRamesses
    Back in MTW we had a thread to find out what has been the biggest ransom recived after a battle. Back then some 70-100.000 could be obtained especially when capturing the mongol Khan and his enturage.

    Playing M2 I┤ve got around 17.000 fl. after capturing the Venetian Doge and his son etc playing as the Byzantines.

    This should be mine I got 103000 fl. after capturing Mongol Khan and all of his sons at single battle..There should be a screenshot about that I have...

    In M2TW,I got only 8000 fl...AI is soo pinchpenny
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    Default Re: Biggest ransom ever?

    I got about 23k for a captured Pope once. Well, the Pope plus about 1000 men.
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    there should be an option to kill/hold hostage for generals only because I like killing/ransoming/hold leaders but releasing the poor guys.

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    Around 14K, Captured bunch of most expensive soldiers, King and total 30 bodyguards (he had heir with him but he died).
    All this happeneed by ambush but still i knew they were totally broke so i executed them and my general got real mean traits :D
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    Default Re: Biggest ransom ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by darth_napo
    there should be an option to kill/hold hostage for generals only because I like killing/ransoming/hold leaders but releasing the poor guys.
    if it were a diplomacy option, ransoming would be cool. Especially when you go "hey, i'll give you back your King/Prince in exchange for a ceasefire". Of course, if i were the AI, i wouldn't accept it and let the enemy execute him if he was a crappy King with 1 authority and tons of bad traits


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    Default Re: Biggest ransom ever?

    The best I have had so far, is 18,000 plus change for the Venetian Doge and heir.

    Although I don't usually bother any more as the AI normally can't afford it.
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    The best for me is around 20K for capturing a king and many prisoners

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