Welcome to this Medieval II Total War Campaign Chronicles Blog by Attila
This post is an update that explains what was this blog what you can find on it, why it was created and what you should find interesting about it.
This Blog Was created to give more contextual information around the Video created by Attila16 on youtube. The original chronicles was the Carthaginian Chronicles composed of Carthaginians campaign videos and battles for a total of 87 episodes. Those video are currently exclusively available on youtube.
Following the great popularity of that series of video base on the video game Rome Total War, the German Chronicle started. Since the strategy use by Attila brought a lot of question, he created this blog to give contextual information about his German Chronicles.
With the publishing of Medieval II Total War by SEGA and Creative Assembly, Attila moved to this new video game. He then created a Sicilian Chronicles compose of 17 episodes showing the learning of the game and some really nice battle.
After this exploration Attila improved the concept with the Polish Chronicles with 37 episodes, showing both the campaign and the battles with very good explanation of the strategy use and motivation behind them.
The 47 Turkish Chronicles then followed and probably were the most complete chronicles showing both the campaign level of the game and the battle. After the victory, the chronicles skipped ahead to the war against Mongols. So this Chronicles was one of the favourite and worth a look showing some useful strategy to fight the Mongols.
Finally the last chronicles from Attila was the Holy Roman Empire chronicles with 19 episode was done by democratic choice and was publish on dateyourgame.com
The move to dateyourgame.com was made to allow people to contribute to the blog and share interest about a larger diversity of video game.
The move to dateyourgame.com also mean that the Medieval II Total War blog is no longer active but still contain a lot of really useful information about how to play and we encourage you to read it and check the Archive on your Right
Enjoy the battles and feel free to leave comment =)
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Welcome to this Medieval II Total War Campaign Chronicles Blog by Attila
This is the MINIMUM system requirement for Empire: Total War.
2.4Ghz single core processor
256MB Gfx card (DX9 compaitble)
1GB RAM (For XP, 2GB if using Vista)
So in Clear, if you were able to run Medieval II Total War, you should be able to run Empire Total War.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
I choosed to make this new and last Medieval II Total War Chronicles available only here on the Dateyourgame.com Blog for simple reason. I have more control over it, it’s easier to participate and it’s far less work for me. So enjoy, this will be a short campaign, but I will try to write interesting and useful stuff.
See you on Dateyourgame!
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Here is a a poll many people asked. The next Chronicles will be a democratic one the faction that will have the most vote will be the faction I will play when I will come out of my break, tell your friend so that they can come and vote!
Ok, the poll I first posted was from a really bad services. Was very easy to abuse that was absurd, basically you could vote as much as you want for the faction you wanted. So I did some research and found an better way to make a poll, but you will need to come on my new blog http://www.dateyourgame.com/ to vote.
Sorry about that... but it's a lot of learning at once and this way it will be a more legitimate vote.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Small note to those interested since a couple days, I created a new blog, that I plan to make more participative. It concern all all video game instead of being Total War specific like this blog here.
If any of you is interested to participate come take a look at Dateyourgame.com
If you want to post video game related text, videos, etc. subscribe and tell me what you are interested to do. =)
On the long term, this will maybe become a more "normal" website, then it's current blog format.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Small question, how many of you would like to buy DVD with one series of the Chronicles with video at the resolution 512x384 and a far better quality instead of the current 320x240? Meaning it would look far better then the current one videos online.
I ask because some peoples told me a long time ago that they would be interested.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Here is the expected last episode of the Turkish Chronicles of Medieval II Total War. In this episode you can see one battle and some auto battle. The battle you see was a serious challenge, since there were 2 armies attacking me one from the fortress and one outside the walls. My force wasn't really expected to fight that battle. So it ended as a mutual destruction battle. I hope you will enjoy that ending =)
Since I'm now on a well deserve "break" for sometime, and I know many of you wonders how I would have play this faction or that faction, here is a "save" pack. Containing 42 saved games, I did since I started playing Medieval II Total War. Most save contain the Turn numbers, and some have weird name. =)
It contain save from:
So Take a look, and check how I managed my empires.
Download Attila saved Games
(put the saved game in your Medieval II Total War save folder)
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Here is an ambush I did with a "support" army as you can see my army is made exclusively of cavalry and artillery, it wasn't in my plan that this army would end up leading the war on the Mongols but here is the first battle it did. The enemies simply could not resist the arrows rain and decided to retreat with my cavalry following and decimating them.
Now I must warn you, the next episode will be the last episode of the Turkish Chronicles. It will show the "end" of my reconquest of the territory taken by Mongols.
After that last episode I will explain what I will do next but be warn, I will take a very long break from making Total War Chronicles as they are because it's a lot of work and I can't sustain it much more without help and looking back on what I did, it is already intimidating as it is and just watching all them in a row would take weeks!
Now I know many people are addicted… so I will propose an alternative tomorrow... So don't panic, take it easy! =)
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
This battle happens as my armies are getting in position for the "finishing move" against the Mongols. Since my army wasn't that good and I saw the enemies, I pulled back to this river "hoping" to resist the Mongols army near Vilnius.
This battle is a really good illustration of how effective is my strategy to hold river or bridge since it's a kill ration of 36 kill for one lost. I must say I didn't expect to have won that with so few lost.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Here is a very secondary battle in the war against Mongols. Basically it’s my Jihad army, that had captured Vienna earlier, that attack the Mongols jihad army. It's not a really good battle in my opinion. I was really disorganized, I could have play really better but from a campaign point of view, the number of dead in my army wasn't a big deal as long as I won. Right after the victory I disbanded my army, so that they no more cost me anything in upkeep. They were not useful in that region anymore.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
(Small reminder here, for those who would have missed my comment a couple days ago. My 3D card is dead, so my future video will probably lag, until I replace my 3D card.)
Since my "new" sieging army was in position, it was important to keep any potential fight out of the open field. The Mongols have an army that came on the right, to make sure this army (all of unit had 3 silver level of experience) would not attack my sieging army in the back I sent my army from the episode 32 to hold the bridge.
As you can see it worked well and all enemies were kill, and it secured the siege of Kiev.
I think what is interesting in this battle is the fact that the enemies had rocket launchers and the psychological aspect of that. It seems to kill a lot of your men, but in that case, it worth holding the position under fire.
Friday, February 09, 2007
Here is the reason why I lost back Kiev in the first place. At the episode 28 I knew the Mongol's King was in the City of Caffa. I didn't troops to defend Kiev after the episode 28 and sent my victorious army directly to Caffa. This way I was sure to kill the king of the Mongols. The battle of the episode 32 was a siege to make sure the strong Mongol Army in Kiev would not come to save the Mongols King.
This battle was, as you can see by the result, hard fight since the King was 9 star of Command, and 1 gold level of experience. I had to be careful when entering and I was lucky to actually to be able to surround them.
Here was the death of the last powerful Mongol general.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
This episode shows the last Mongols "gold" level of experience army lifting a siege on Kiev. I knew that my sieging army would not last long against them, so my goal was to weaken them as much as possible as I did in previous episode. I think the interesting thing you can see in the episode is how easy my infantry run away in front of the enemies. I took me 1 turn to recover from that battle, and 2 turn to get the same army and a very stronger army back to sieging Kiev.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Today episode is a short one; there is an assassination, 2 auto battle siege, and 1 small battle against isolated Mongols troops.
To give you some idea of what is happening in the rest of the campaign, the war against Milan after many battles is changing for a guerrilla war toward a conquest war where Milan fort and city fall very quickly in front of my troops. The Danish are getting weaker after sieging my forts in the north many times without success. The Christian weaken the front as they send troop to crusade against Portuguese. Taking this opportunity, I raise 3 Jihads army that charge toward those Christian empty frontier. The interesting impacts of that I that since Mongols are Muslim, the sent a Jihad. Meaning, they have a other isolated army that my Jihads will enjoy destroying once the target is conquer.
Monday, February 05, 2007
Today, I can only give you a small tour of the campaign overall so that you guys know vaguely what kind of empire I have. And two battle assassination. (That’s also the action I had lately on that front). The Mongols are now very weak and it's just a question of time before they are destroy.
The Year is 1312 the turn showed are 115 to 117.
If you have questioned feel free to ask. =)
Sunday, February 04, 2007
(the video has wrong title, so don't panic...)
This is the counter Attack of the Mongols on Kiev. It was a hard battle since the enemies were 2 level of gold in experience. As you can see in the very long video, they fought to the last. The strategy I used was the same very effective one as before but this I had, cannon, I very much dislike cannons since they are not as effective in urban warfare as the catapult are.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Today I found an interesting thing,
Conquer the City Under Siege! 1 vs 1 Tournament
Basically winner of Medieval II Total War Tournement Can win 700$ or 300$ in buying stuff at best buy.
It's a competition for All US and Canadian resident.
Of course since organizer were scare of me. They excluded Québec (where I live), so I can't make it in the tournament. (not that I really care, but nice of them to think about me (hehe)).
So, if you guys are interested you might give it a try and show that I the strategy I gave you by my videos worth something on the battlefield! =)
here is the link
Finaly! the episode 28...
In this episode you can finally see cannon. Basically what happened was that the enemies used a 2 unit to allow his the garrison to come out of Kiev and fight on the open. But I guess because of the cannon, the AI bugged there... So I just had too empty all my bullet on the enemies and once that was done wait until I was sure there was no time left for the enemies to make my forces panic to then engage them with my archer cavalry.
So in fact all the enemies died in that battle and I took Kiev without a siege...
To give you the global idea of the Mongols front, they have 2 city and one fort left (I gave them back Nuremberg, (just for fun)).
Friday, February 02, 2007
Hmm didn't posted a medieval II Total War video in 2 days!
No panic, stay calm!
Seem google video is having a hard time, and I had a hardtime to record the episode 28... I failed to record two battle... before the famous battle of the episode 28 finaly worked... Now that I got the video... it's the video hosting that doesn't work... great... so lets hope all that will be fix so that you guys can have your daily dose of Medieval II Total War...
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
After the previous siege, The Mongols are now very weak on the Eastern front. So I took my defending troop, and sent them to attack the remaining army of the Mongols on the East. So by this battle I now have the clear path to take back what I gave the Mongols. The only remaining Mongols after that will be huge army around Kiev, and some Army on the East that try to conquer the south, but they will be well welcome.
Monday, January 29, 2007
This is an other siege defense, not much to add about the tactic, except that i lost a lot of soldier because of friendly fire but not really a problem, i will cost me less upkeep.
After this victory, the Mongols lost all strong army of on the far east. So I will lead my armies to take back the 2 fort on the East
Sunday, January 28, 2007
This episode is a victory against the Mongols, by wasting the Mongols against my forts, the Mongols now opened the way for so that I take back the east without any important resistance since the rest of them were more concentrated around Kiev instead of the far East.
For those who were a little doubtful because of my many defeats, note that from this point in the campaign, it's more then likely there won't be too many defeat anymore until I attack the region of Kiev. This region will probably be the last stand of the Mongols. (In a couple of videos (I guess)).
Saturday, January 27, 2007
(hmm seem the video for some weird reason have some bug...)
At that point in the campaign the advantage switch side, the Mongols now weaken are producing normal units, and without all the original experience of early Mongols army, Mongols are no better then any faction, So I engage then like I would for any other enemies. So even without over whelming force, or elite troops, I can take back all that was lost. Of course there are still many Mongols armies to weaken, but now I can conquer back the East.
Friday, January 26, 2007
This siege is the result of my previous organize retreat. The enemy Mongols reach my city weaken, and get kill to the last. Simple but effective strategy. As you all saw, see, and will see. =)