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Title: Strategus History
Post by: Boss_Awesome on January 15, 2011, 01:04:01 AM
Strategus is down for now, and probably will be down for a while.  Possibly even being wiped.  In the mean time, I think it would be fun to put together a complete history of strategus.  I will continue to edit the intro post with any additions posted later on in the thread.  I didn't really get involved in strategus until October of 2010 so any events prior to then I have no real knowledge of and would love to hear individual accounts.  There was a thread on the old forums with some information so I will start by copy pasting.


From Nebun (DRZ Diplomat)
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From Boss_Awesome (Fallen Brigade Diplomat)
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The SeaRaiders/Nordmen of Fenada history:
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The Ninja clan's desperate plea for help and an account of the first war in strategus
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In Re Plazek (leader of the 22nd Battalion)
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History of the D'Haran Legion - from Lord Braeden
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Burning Bridges: the BRD experience in Strategus - from Kalam
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Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Boss_Awesome on January 15, 2011, 01:42:29 AM
From Casimir of the Templar Council
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From Echo, leader of ATS
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The Cavalieres' Strategus Endeavours
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Part 2 Strategus ATS History:
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Quick history from Order of the Rose/Kingdom of Regalis perspective
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Order of the Lance History
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Fallen Loki on Strategus 2
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Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: KaleLord on January 15, 2011, 02:35:34 PM
Is this the whole complete history?
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Memento_Mori on January 15, 2011, 03:17:35 PM
Epic read, can't wait for more Strategus
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Eyerra on January 15, 2011, 03:21:25 PM
Nice that you're willing to spend time to write a game history. :)
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Teeth on January 15, 2011, 03:28:14 PM
Damn this sounds epic, I should get in Strategus too.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: RamsesXXIIX on January 15, 2011, 03:42:27 PM
I'd say for sure; sticky
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Leiknir on January 15, 2011, 05:09:25 PM
The SeaRaiders/Nordmen of Fenada history: (warning, my opinion inside)
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Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: DrKronic on January 15, 2011, 05:59:47 PM
That was cool I fought in alot of the major battles

My favorite has to be the early crushing defeat handed to lljk by shogunate around qalyut I wish I had a video of it, was really an epic and fluid battle between two well equipped armies
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Food on January 15, 2011, 06:12:16 PM
Thread needs more maps.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Braeden on January 15, 2011, 11:35:39 PM
I'll post a history once I've died really early in the round enough some time when I'm playing for 10 hours.

Edit: I'm having trouble logging into Strategus (that retirement bug thing) so my ability to access the history records will impair any history write up.  Also I've been really lazy.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Blondin on January 17, 2011, 11:37:13 AM
Yeah nice thread, it's great for ppl that don't know the past of each clan and why they are at war.
It also give the "view" of each others and how they believe the things happens (in the past, view of each others produce a lot of drama on TW forum!)

For myself, i remember that Templars, lead by Growl, launch a crusade against 22nd (when they were in the south and weak) that was the begining of the Great War (first world war of Calradia) then Growl left, and Templars fell apart... But 22nd had a good reason to strike them back, hopefully they find reliable ally to help them in their quest for vengeance.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: TheFinn on January 23, 2011, 02:21:41 PM
The Templars vs 22nd war isn't in the history yet.

In my own biased opinion the biggest reason the Templars lost to DRZ was how powerful archers were for their cost at the time. Desertion, infiltrators (?) clearing rosters, people responsible for buying equipment not being there were all less significant in deciding the war than the raw power and advantage archers had (for their cost) at the time.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Kalam on January 23, 2011, 06:36:40 PM
The Templars vs 22nd war isn't in the history yet.

In my own biased opinion the biggest reason the Templars lost to DRZ was how powerful archers were for their cost at the time. Desertion, infiltrators (?) clearing rosters, people responsible for buying equipment not being there were all less significant in deciding the war than the raw power and advantage archers had (for their cost) at the time.

While that was a major factor, the sheer number of battles the Templars fought without showing up or equipping themselves would've led to a loss, anyway.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: bredeus on January 24, 2011, 11:45:29 AM
Kill the Shepherd and the Sheep will Scatter...
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Tetris on January 24, 2011, 02:06:23 PM
Kill the Shepherd and the Sheep will Scatter...

Or the sheep will democratically choose a leader and follow it vs the Wolf Pack threat..

or.. yeah scatter.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Thomek on January 25, 2011, 12:31:21 AM
Wikileaks just released this desperate plea of help from Ninja Thomek to the other clans, it's from the beginning of strategus, near the end of the first war. :-)

It was sent to all the major clan-leaders around the 8th of september 2010.

Dear friends.

First things first. The war with the invading DRZ is nearing its end with victory to the invaders.

They came out of the blue, like small green dots, attacking at the heart of ninja territory. (Jayek) I warned them to back off, telling them what they were doing but they were unmovable. They were extremely aggressive, and coordinated their attacks well. freezing my troops, (then canceling battles) with superior numbers of players.

The reason they came to Ninja-land was that they saw a map with an "unclaimed" area.

What now? The Ninjas have about 500 men left, as we speak, just locked in a battle against 97..

I requested help early on, but it was usually to little or too late.

What I ask of you:
A coordinated action, containing forces from all the big clans and alliances, teaching the DRZ a lesson and forcing them to re-evaluate their claims. If everyone would send a force big enough/strong enough relative to their factions size, none of you would loose an edge over the others.

Reasons for it:
1. An exercise in warfare. The DRZ are a tough enemy. They have good communications, and seem very capable in every respect. The lessons learned here could be invaluable later on. Both in game mechanics, and all their implications.
2. I would not be surpriced if the DRZ quickly can become a major power in Calradia. A hard strike on them now, or soon, would weaken them enough that it would take weeks before they attempt anything again.
3. In the long game, you will stand a better chance of winning.
4. I will cite a modified version of a famous poem:

First they came for the peasants, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a peasant;
Then they came for the Ninjas, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a Ninja;
Then they came for the Coconuts, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a Coconut;
Then they came for the Nordmen of Fenada, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a Nordman of Fenada;
Then they came for me--
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

I'm sure you will find reasons against it, but if you ask me, this is the time to give a very dangerous clan a hard kick in the balls.
The faster the better.

I made a channel in irc called #warcouncil where I hope we can discuss this matter further, and coordinate actions. You are all welcome there without promises. At this point in time the Ninjas cannot offer much in return beyond our swords in battle. In the end we are content if we can keep our dark Ninja Fortress somewhere on the map

Ninja Thomek
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Babelfish on January 25, 2011, 01:01:50 AM
Althought it may not be written in a formate that can be used for this thread, information can be extracted from it, and well i had fun reading it (also shows strategus is more then meets the eye)



enough "ha"?  Ok it is time for an unveiling of some information if this has been the Shogunate version of events passed down to their members and allies. I laugh because it is so false it is almost unreal.


1) What the hell (this one is multi purpose)!

2) 22nd negotiated with DRZ on behalf of the Shogunate because I warned the Shogunate if they mess with DRZ they are gonna get fucked. So we worked out an agreement by which the DRZ would not wipe out the Shogunate army they would instead keep it locked down with small armies until the end of the war. Of course this went against the Shogunate allies (Ninja) interests to some short term degree, conversely it meant the Shogunate could help them later instead of getting wiped out by DRZ. They did help the Ninja later so while Ninja may not be happy to read this they sho9uld not be too pissed off.

Oh look evidence! Intentionally cryptic of course due to the secret nature of this deal. However if you cross reference the dates of these PMs you will see they coincide with the Ninja-DRZ War.
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2.1) "They made the RS take one of our villages" hmmmmmm. Really? See they took it of their own volition because they were not aware of the Strategus claims map. So after they took it as I know the RS and I knew the Shogunate (at that time at least) I brokered a deal to avoid war with RS and then again by extension their DRZ allies. This deal involved the RS being allowed to hold the village for a few days to recoup their losses before they would hand it back to the Shogunate. We the 22nd at our own cost would then help them take an alternate village. Of course after the Templars took all of our villages we were unable to support this agreement so as far as I am aware the Shogunate simply ended the deal and attacked RS without any communication.

Oh look more evidence! (hope you do not mind Black Corasair but it is hardly an important convo anymore)

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Unfortunately they accepted the deal on Teamspeak so there is no record. Of course they claimed I forced them to accept later on and used that as a justification for why our mutual defence pact was no longer valid and so they therefore did not have to help against the Templars. Of course I always thought it odd that that only came up in the face of great opposition.


I would also like you to notice the level of dedication to our mutual defence pact that I exibited in that conversation with Corsair. Mentioning several times that if RS went against you then we would be forced to act against them.

3) Guess you are all idiots then. Because after I saved you two times from a foe superior to you in numbers, skill, grinding ability, strategic thinking, honour, respect and class you went and attacked them anyway like the colossal idiots you are. Oh and what happened? Despite your powerful allies, two of the most powerful factions in the game? Oh yea like I warned you going up against DRZ got you all fucked :)


I always knew it was smart to keep records, see I abide by my deals and my words so it means if I keep a record of them when people start lying about the truth I have something to back me up. Of course I do not expect everyone to believe me, maybe I just forged all this!  :lol:

Anyway honour and respect! The Shogunate way!

 :roll:
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Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Thomek on January 25, 2011, 01:06:38 AM
I mean the whole diplomacy part of it is a huge part of the game. That's why I want the new strategus to have benefits to small factions like 2x defender tickets in your capital fief. That way more people can take part in the diplomacy and the intrigues can grow more complex lol.

It's a pity 99% of players only experience the battle-part. Not to derail the thread, I would love to see some more documents from other clans, if they can dig it up! :-)
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Noble Crassius on January 25, 2011, 01:21:35 AM
So the one thing we need to take from this here is; it's factions sitting idly by that are the most responsible for DRZ's current state...Hope some factions can learn from history or they are doomed to repeat it. Or so the saying goes  :D
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Kalam on January 25, 2011, 10:35:31 PM
So the one thing we need to take from this here is; it's factions sitting idly by that are the most responsible for DRZ's current state...Hope some factions can learn from history or they are doomed to repeat it. Or so the saying goes  :D

You're forgetting something. Druzhina & the Strangers (I can't speak for the rest) are fairly benevolent conquerors, and they make themselves easier to reach diplomatically than others.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Astinus on January 25, 2011, 11:02:42 PM
Fuck I have a really long history of strategus, too bad I wrote it in italian... Maybe I'll summarize it in english when I'm bored.

So far Leiknir gave the most accurate account btw
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: krampe on January 26, 2011, 09:45:46 AM
So far Leiknir gave the worst account btw

Fixed it for you
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Astinus on January 26, 2011, 01:50:10 PM
Fixed it for you
Why do you say so? By the information I have, and trust me, I was inside lots of things, Leiknir was accurate and he didn't even go deep with Templars' mistakes.

What do you find biased?
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Warcat on January 26, 2011, 02:29:28 PM
I love the Ninja's plea for help,  looks like they were right, at least as far as the Templar's are concerned.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Boss_Awesome on January 26, 2011, 09:35:06 PM
Why do you say so? By the information I have, and trust me, I was inside lots of things, Leiknir was accurate and he didn't even go deep with Templars' mistakes.

What do you find biased?

Anyone with half a brain knows that truth is relative.  The only way to truly find an accurate account of anything is to try and piece together as many different accounts as possible, which is the point of this thread.  Everyone is biased, and there are things that I don't agree with in Leiknir's account, but then again I am biased too.  Also, i don't think there is a whole lot of difference in accuracy between the accounts so far, though there are some different opinions as to motivation.

Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Thomek on January 27, 2011, 01:08:36 AM
The plea for help is ok.. but I wrote a much more angry account right after we lost the war, Maybe use that in stead, or in addition?

We'll I want to make the "Deal" they offered public and write a short history of the war from Ninja point of view.

The DRZ came onto us out of the blue, striking at claim Jayek with no warning or communication. I managed to track down their leader, and told them to stop or they would face war.

(The reason for their attack was presumably a map made earlier with no marked claims in our area..  :roll:  I was alarmed when I saw that map at the Uxhal conference.. On the other hand I was ignorant of the mysterious DRZ, which i never saw much of in 3 months playing cRPG. I simply didn't know they were the largest russian clan around, or else I might have yielded early..)

Day after Uxhal they attacked Jayek, and I let them do it, simply in order for them to wear down both themselves and AI Jayek before I attacked. After randomizing DRZ troops for a day, they started to get a drift on how randomizing and warfare worked. Quickly they adopted the  "1/10 lockdown by numbers" strategy. Where they simply froze all our movement and hindered us to reinforce and consolidate our movements. The Ninja administration was not ready for this, and we could simply not react quick enough because we were not yet established on TS and irc channel. War in strategus is a 24/7 game, and dealing with it takes a serious toll on the life and quality of sleep of the players.  :-)

After this they simply continued their strategy, beating us in battles, by:
1. Economical advantage (gear/more player based income/not wasting gold on taking ai fiefs like ninjas)
2. Crew trained in tactics from Native clanbattles/leaders
3. Former experience in fieldbattles, of what works etc.

I don't know for sure, but I have a feeling some of them have experience from the typical space-empire browsergames.

It was also a great advantage for them that they early understood the recruiting system, and they were probably there every hour to recruit. (This system is now changed though)

The "Deal" and negotiations.
After Ninjas began to understood how powerful DRZ were we offered them some of our claims. (Ismirala, Ismirala castle and Curaw, Curaw was perhaps a bit far fetched, but nonetheless. :-)

At our meeting today, they were as well offered Fearichen (Already taken by them, but peace offered in return)

The offer they made to us was as follows:
"Leave your/our land with a 600 man army + peace". It is an offer of nothing, and a simple insult.

Therefore, my friends, the war rages on.

The Ninjas might be beaten for land, but we cannot die, (Neither can you) we have more friends than you do, (some haters too i reckon, but we love you still :-) and we will pop up and make love to your skull with our katanas when u least want it. xD

In any case, we still respect you, as soldiers, diplomats and generals. But we hope you are still humans, to understand our rage.
(And you can have that laugh now)

Ninja Thomek

- "Ninjas! Just when you thought you were safe.."
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Paul on January 27, 2011, 09:59:47 AM
Haha, in cRPG history is written by the losers.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Tai Feng on January 27, 2011, 10:41:00 AM
Anyone with half a brain knows that truth is relative.

Not really.

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The only way to truly find an accurate account of anything is to try and piece together as many different accounts as possible

No it's not. The most accurate account comes from the most accurate source. Truth is not in the middle.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: RamsesXXIIX on January 27, 2011, 02:44:25 PM
No it's not. The most accurate account comes from the most accurate source. Truth is not in the middle.

I disagree with you on this one. If a most accurate source could be determined, it would be "most" true. However, ppl disagree on which source is most accurate, and as such IMO there are no real "truth" (Unlees you establish somekind of "truth", from which you can further develop other truths (Math could be an example of this))

Therefore i find it the most accurate, the most true, to have multiple accounts from different sides. Just like Boss_Awesome has done.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Smiling Daemon on January 27, 2011, 08:58:21 PM
Having multiple accounts of what happen is necessary and entertaining for us all to read. It is by far the most balanced way to find out the truth and learn of everyone's story, be it of triumph or loss.

If you think there can only be 1 true account of things or that history has some kind of accurate version then you've clearly not read any history books. Historians and researchers argue amongst themselves all the time, evidence is lost, whole stories were fabricated, or records simply does not exist. There is no such thing as the most accurate source, unless some omnipotent being with far superior abilities somehow inhabits all cRPG player's mind and process, analyze, and parse through all our actions and motivations; then enforced his/her superior ideology of morality upon our actions and with his/her benevolence decided to make a forum post telling us the truth as this god sees it, then yeah you have a point about there being one singular and most accurate truth. But, I don't think that's happening any time soon so if you disagree with someone's account of an event that happen in a computer game, then perhaps you should move on and read something else.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Tai Feng on January 27, 2011, 10:20:13 PM
Truth is not relative. Your posts are about points of view, estimates etc, not truth itself.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Warcat on January 27, 2011, 11:02:39 PM
Truth is not relative. Your posts are about points of view, estimates etc, not truth itself.
(His opinion)
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Boss_Awesome on January 28, 2011, 11:50:09 PM
Truth is not relative. Your posts are about points of view, estimates etc, not truth itself.
My posts are about finding truth.  Yours are just annoying.


. There is no such thing as the most accurate source, unless some omnipotent being with far superior abilities somehow inhabits all cRPG player's mind and process, analyze, and parse through all our actions and motivations; then enforced his/her superior ideology of morality upon our actions and with his/her benevolence decided to make a forum post telling us the truth as this god sees it, then yeah you have a point about there being one singular and most accurate truth.

But that entity does exist, and his name is Boss_Awesome.  And this thread is his horse.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Warcat on January 29, 2011, 12:55:50 AM
*Official version of strategus history as revealed by me*

One day Beauchamp broke away from the Templars and started the Fallen Brigade. It quickly became the greatest faction in strategus  due to to it's great and diverse players and it's amazing villages such as Zagush! Everything non-Fallen is irrelevant.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: ManOfWar on January 29, 2011, 01:49:25 AM
I always love reading game history, I did this a lot of eve online, thanks for the post buddy

and it appears ninja thomek was correct in his assumption..
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Tai Feng on January 29, 2011, 02:37:46 AM
My posts are about finding truth.

 If truth is relative, how can you find it?

And it's relative, in relation to what?
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Xant on January 29, 2011, 02:55:34 AM
http://yudkowsky.net/rational/the-simple-truth
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Lord_Nico on February 02, 2011, 10:19:26 AM
@ Awesom need a map on first post too better see the situation ;)
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: KingBread on February 14, 2011, 11:53:39 AM
Nice topic we lack maps and dates :) and then we can teach it in schools !
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Braeden on February 14, 2011, 05:43:49 PM
A long time ago, Strategus was a closed beta.  Only those with invites were inside, which meant even in the enormous clans there might be only a few members.  For D'hara, a clan numbering three at that time, the odds of getting in before the map was claimed were few.  However, against all odds, I got in, though I was alone.  After finding some empty space to recruit under a completely different system, I managed to amass an army of just over 300, and equip them quite abysmally.  Villages at that time were quite weak, but it still had 500 soldiers and more money than I did.  Still, not wanting to fall behind and full of D'Haran pride, I attacked.

At that time, the sides weren't limited to how many people they could hire.  The computer would hire literally anyone who signed up, and they could all play.  So when it came to the actual battle, we had 60 people on the server, but they had 90.  But the AI's hiring of everyone who signed up didn't help it, and since I hired all the good players first, especially the Mercs (who killed half the enemy alone), Templar, and others who will be added when I can get back in Strategus to check the hiring list.  Through discipline and superior ranged firepower, we slaughtered, losing only half our inferior force.  Istiniar was ours.

From there, the numbers of the army grew quickly, though the money still did not.  As I was the only member of D'Hara in Strategus, we weren't making insane income off my limited play.  However, then Ozin got in, and suddenly our income was doubled.  Up until that time, only villages had been taken in game.  The Mercs had 6 or 7, the Templar a similar number, IRC was rolling in them, but we only had our one, because above 1, you had to pay upkeep.  Having just one meant we weren't losing half our income, since we didn't have the advantage of a dozen members in game.  So, needing money and being possessed of insanity, we decided to be the first to take a castle and assaulted Maras Castle with a troop count equal to its garrison and equipment decidedly inferior.

We won that battle as well, with the help of the Mercs again, as well as a significant showing by ATS and other NA groups who fought exceedingly well despite EU ping (in the days prior to an NA strategus server).  D'Hara was the first group to take a castle, and we rejoiced in it.  I hadn't even believed we'd take it, myself, expecting to only damage the garrison to prevent it from making money faster than us.  But it was ours, and we were eager to keep it.

From there we quickly expanded into the other villages, though careful to keep a powerful army at Maras.  From time to time a group would show up intent on taking part of our claims, but we were able to run them off either through auto-calcing their armies or diplomacy.  To name a few, the SlavWarriors, Grey Order, Murtagh's army, and the Nemesis clan were all among those either talked or fought ought.  (SlavWarriors were actually banned out for cheating their way into the closed beta en masse.)

D'Hara grew to hold all our traditional lands when I got bored of defending and autocalcing.  When the Templar put out a call for crusade, I dropped everything, left D'Hara, and marched on the 22nd with my bodyguard.  There was no resistance, sadly, so that quickly grew boring too.  I came back to D'Hara shortly after, selling my village to LLJK for a decent sum of gold.  However, I wasn't able to stand our new arrangement with the Guard of Istiniar, being more of an absolute power kind of guy, so I got bored again and wanted to cut back on my playtime, so I left.  Why they keep letting me come back, I'm not sure, but I am the king of wanderlust.  Anyhow, I left to witch hunt, launching various attacks on other groups which were small but enjoyable.  However, it wasn't quite fair to Ozin, who never wanted to be a leader.  Shortly thereafter, D'Hara fell to the UIF following a lightning speed invasion and Ozin disappeared, leaving Gavin of the Istiniar Guard in command of the army, which then surrendered to attempt to save a remnant of D'Hara.

At that point, things sort of died off for D'hara, until the UIF began to slowly return lands to the Istiniar Guard under terms of the surrender agreement.  However the faction went inactive quickly, and soon there was no one in command of the Legions nor really active in the region.  After some time and discussion, I made my peace with the Guard of Istiniar and returned to D'Hara, maintaining the treaty with the UIF and splitting our territory into two sections, D'Haran and Guard of Istiniar territory.

At that point the freeze hit.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Kalam on February 14, 2011, 07:28:11 PM
I'll share my experiences, from a smaller clan that doesn't have any fiefs.

The Bridgeburners entered Strategus just before the First Calradian World War started. We were a tiny, unknown (I think there were about five of us) new clan among a sea of them with no real idea of the diplomatic relations at the time or the inner workings of the game. What we did do, in order to familiarize ourselves with the game, is fight in every battle we were accepted in. We met Kesh and his clan then, and he joined us and filled us in on what he knew. We were intent on taking a single village and keeping it. There were numerous offers of vassalage, but we wanted to see what we could do on our own first.

RandomDude and the Fallen Brigade helped us build our first small army of about 1500. It was right around then that the 22nd, backed by hired Mercs, attacked Templar Bloc territory while The Nordmen of Fenada and DenBitre attacked Those Grubby Serf lands. We figured that somewhere in all those battles was an opportunity for us to take some land.

A clan whom we wrongly assumed was also a small and unaffiliated like we were took Haen from RRC. Preliminary scouting told us that there were only about 300 troops in Haen, and a look around the area showed no possible reinforcements. At the time, we didn't know about chain link reinforcing. We swelled our troops to 2000 and came to an agreement with RRC. We attacked and received mostly Caravan Guard, D'Haran, and Templar fighters.

We were issued a warning from the 22nd, stating that 'you don't know who you're dealing with'. This was true. We didn't. Still, we thought we'd take it anyway since we already started the fight and they still had 300 troops. In the last few hours before the fight, they received reinforcements that put their numbers at 3000+.

We entered the battle with a small group in ventrilo, and despite our inexperience, managed an almost 1:1 K/D thanks to the advice and performance of Fiq Al Mata, Ozin, RandomDude, our archers, and a few other veterans- in spite of the fact that the Gardarika roster was made up of highly organized DRZ fighters.

It's after this that we realized that Druzhina was backing a few different clans aligned with the 22nd, and there's enough in the old threads about Kesh's 'conspiracy theories', most of which proved true.

We continued to fight for the Templar Bloc, and overwhelming defeat after defeat from a lack of equipment and general incompetence on their part taught us what not to do. It's in the defense of Those Grubby Serfs that we came across the Cavalieres and formed the still unknown Free Companies of Calradia with them and RRC, though RRC disappeared shortly after. We continued to fight until D'Hara was attacked- we reinforced them until we were told that they had accepted the UIF's (quite reasonable) terms of surrender. We stopped fighting and started recruiting once again.

After Ozin's disappearance, D'Hara offered us a place in their council, but we wanted to make sure we had something to bring to them first. It was about then that IRC announced their land grab. There were a lot of deals and misunderstandings in the air, but the short of it is that we took Iqbayl and Fishara. LLJK took the vast majority of the land, with the Hospitallers in the east. The Fallen went after the Hospitallers, and we assumed that someone or other was going to come after us, and it'd be better to have a city than two villages.

In addition, we wanted to have experience coordinating the attack and defense of a city, so we attacked Bariyye- an LLJK city. We concentrated our small force, gave up the villages, and planned for the siege. We'd contacted numerous clans and had fully expected ATS and RS to fight for us, given the fact that a lot of us played on the 80 frequently together.

We were wrong and found ourselves facing them instead. However, Druzhina and the Strangers proved both approachable and dependable. They supplied a majority of the archers that let us take Bariyye and later in our attempt to hold it. On a whole, we lost the small land grab skirmish with LLJK due (we believe) to a lack of troops and proceeded to go back to D'Haran territory.

It's at this point the freeze hit.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Boss_Awesome on February 17, 2011, 07:31:51 PM
First page updated.  Still looking for more accounts of the first strategus and also any old maps people may have. 
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Judgement on March 06, 2011, 09:14:55 PM
Would definitely like to see the history regarding Templars when Strategus was first playable! Though I can't be bothered to write it myself, (and to be honest it would probably involve my opinion too strongly xD) and I have missed a big part of the finale where we were defeated.

At the start of Strategus, the Knights Templar were arguably the strongest clan (shared 1st place with Mercs imo), so this shouldn't be left out of the history :)
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Nebun on March 07, 2011, 04:06:02 PM
Great idia, to set up strategus history.
Nice reading.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: RamsesXXIIX on March 07, 2011, 04:53:27 PM
Yea, its really good.

Although I wish we could get an insight on the minds of the Templars and the Northern Republic/Empire.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Boss_Awesome on April 11, 2011, 05:00:16 AM
I think my account of the Strategus History is pretty good, would a mod be willing to sticky it?  I will continue to update the first post as strategus progresses, which sources say will be very soon.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on April 11, 2011, 05:10:45 AM
I'll look at compiling a history from TomMyyY, Vanular, Parre and other vets.

We should be able to get a pretty detailed recount with all these experiences.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Spawny on April 11, 2011, 02:53:10 PM
Ah... good old strat.

Would be good to read an account of what we did and stuff. Some decisions I don't even know why we made them, but I do know it had something to do with...

GOD WILLS IT!
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Ventadour on April 11, 2011, 04:35:02 PM
I can't believe the amount of hatred we gathered against ourselves  :lol:

Anyhow, compiling archives shouldn't be difficult since everything that went public (the most relevant, IMO, whatever conspirationists could think) is in the old forums.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: ManOfWar on April 25, 2011, 11:25:57 PM
Hah I remember when I was in templars, and there was a Na wing of it, then it exploded :/
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on April 25, 2011, 11:38:43 PM
For my part

Its quite long
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Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: bosco on April 25, 2011, 11:47:50 PM
All these accounts were a good (night) read for a newcomer like me, thanks guys. visitors can't see pics , please register or login
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: 22nd_King_Plazek on April 26, 2011, 01:19:25 AM
Good story there Casimir  :wink:
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on April 26, 2011, 09:37:11 AM
My memory doesnt serve it justice to be sure.

I can only hope that the next strat version will be as interesting as this one was.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Mulic on April 26, 2011, 07:15:21 PM
I arrived just after strategeus :( I look forward to playing it when it comes back in 2023
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Astinus on April 26, 2011, 08:11:07 PM
Nice account Casimir, it shows pretty clearly the confusion in the Templars after Growl's departure: if you think that the "good allies" (Guards, Shogunate, Legio and D'haran/IG) were sure about DRZ and Gardarika involvment while you let them roaming around in your land. Also one of the reason behind the dissolvence of the templar block was that your official referent, I don't actually remember who he was, never cared about answering when there were sudden decisions to take or in the best case gave us a cryptic "we don't care, strategus is soon over".

I hope you guys have built back a good organization now ^^
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Boss_Awesome on April 27, 2011, 02:05:03 AM
Thanks for posting Casimir, that was an important perspective that had been left out so far. 

I'd especially like to hear from:

Caravan Guards: anyone who remained active throughout strategus
LLJK: Their story has yet to be told...
And of course, anyone else who has a story to tell.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Mulic on April 30, 2011, 01:04:48 PM
From Casimir of the Templar Council
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so sad :( And i was never there
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Sharky on May 03, 2011, 10:40:50 AM
Nice story Casimir, well written and sums quite well what happened.
But i can see some mistakes, also in the chronology of events regarding our and d'haran part in your story.

For example,
Quote
dharan and legio returned to their homelands, disappointed at their lack of success and laying the blame on the Templars for not escorting their armies or covering them from the lock downs that they faced. Then Druzina struck, capturing Dharan lands without a fight and legio quickly surrendered following a brief siege of Yalen.

Under the promise of glory, protection and the return of their lands Legio and Dharan turned to the 22nd and their allies joining what is now known as the UIF. United Independent Factions

We didn't return our expeditionary forces in our lands (before signing the peace at least), we were left alone with d'harans while locked in the north.
We never lost any land against the uif, but only yalen, weeks later against the pub crawls.

Since we still had good defences in our land (d'harans have none because they planned to migrate to the north) we were in a much better position to negotiate and in the end we signed a white peace + nap with the Uif, not after the siege of yalen, but before it. We even kept the looted equip drz gave to us by not showing up for the battle.

D'harans never joined the uif, they just signed a nap with them. Drz gave their land back to them after some time because of their previous peace agreements, not because they were allies.

You inspired me to write the history of the legione italica, careful huge wall of poor english text incoming  :mrgreen:

Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Vovka on May 03, 2011, 11:37:31 AM
   As i remember Dharans go north on us with a large army, we thought that this is all they have and instead of attacking their army, we have sent troops to their land)) During the night we made ​​7-8 attacks on all of their defenseless castles villages and town. Then offered peace on terms and conditions: white peace, return part of the holdings and then in two weeks if there was no hostile action we returns the rest. By the way, if I'm not mistaken those troops (all or part of it) that came to kill us were transferred to us XD
You inspired me to write the history of the legione italica, careful huge wall of poor english text incoming  :mrgreen:
:mrgreen:
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on May 03, 2011, 12:11:05 PM
Yeah as i said i dont remember how everything happened exactly but the general picture is there.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: PhantomZero on May 03, 2011, 07:05:04 PM
Thanks for posting Casimir, that was an important perspective that had been left out so far. 

I'd especially like to hear from:

Caravan Guards: anyone who remained active throughout strategus
LLJK: Their story has yet to be told...
And of course, anyone else who has a story to tell.

You really want to hear the History of LLJK Thus Far?
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Tears of Destiny on May 03, 2011, 08:44:19 PM
Those are not mistakes, that is just some "cultural flavor" just like in RL where history books differ. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: ManOfWar on May 04, 2011, 02:56:44 AM
You really want to hear the History of LLJK Thus Far?

Didnt lljk get smacked around a lot and now you guys got some desert territory back now from the pub crawl?
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Niemand on May 04, 2011, 04:15:42 AM
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From Nebun (DRZ Diplomat)
(click to show/hide)

Its not been a proper/clean war. :O
Its been a war full of cheating and bugusing. :O

pfrrrt! I hope that you die by being poisoned by a rotten coconut. oh well wait there are no coconuts in russia. :O
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: PhantomZero on May 04, 2011, 04:27:51 AM
Didnt lljk get smacked around a lot and now you guys got some desert territory back now from the pub crawl?
Sort of, its a little bit more complicated than that. We got smacked around a little bit while we were nomadic gypsies until settling in the desert.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: LLJK_Korea1 on May 05, 2011, 03:32:36 PM
You really want to hear the History of LLJK Thus Far?

dude just give me a tl;dr version and I'll turn it into epoch
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Ecko on May 06, 2011, 03:45:29 AM
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Part 1 of ATS's involvement in strategus. Its a detailed account of what was done by the republic, not just ATS.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Thovex on May 06, 2011, 11:31:56 AM
Sort of, its a little bit more complicated than that. We got smacked around a little bit while we were nomadic gypsies until settling in the desert.

Do tell, please.  :)
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Ecko on May 09, 2011, 04:56:15 PM
Here is Part 2 of Strategus ATS History:

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Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Nebun on May 09, 2011, 04:59:48 PM
Its not been a proper/clean war. :O
Its been a war full of cheating and bugusing. :O

pfrrrt! I hope that you die by being poisoned by a rotten coconut. oh well wait there are no coconuts in russia. :O

Clean war? What is that? :)
How about 3 established factions at war with us at the same time while we only had 2 villages. :) In total you outnumbered us about ten to one? in tickets

Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on May 10, 2011, 12:25:56 AM
Growl left due to the fact his business was in a bad way, he wasn't working on the development and the fact that he took personal life more seriously than the game, after much deliberation.

He comes back an sees us time and again, i do not believe he left because he knew doom was inevitable, although his departure my have meant that.

I will not here a slur on his name.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Ecko on May 10, 2011, 02:18:35 AM
Sounds like an excuse to me... :shock:


I wasn't slandering his name. He was a good commander but he bailed on everyone. You give him more credit than he deserves.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: MountedRhader on May 10, 2011, 02:47:58 AM
Sounds like an excuse to me... :shock:


I was slandering his name. He was a good commander but he bailed on everyone. You give him more credit than he deserves.
Pouring salt on a wound. He is obviously defeated, and you need not slurr his name. I never met Growlz, but from what I hear, he was a good military leader. Honestly he doesn't have to stay and be your play-thing after he (and the templars) have been openly defeated. I'm sure if ATS got ganged, then only bad things would come of it.

PS: I stopped reading your essay at "Goretooth"..
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on May 10, 2011, 09:28:52 AM
The fact is Ecko Growl had been talking about leaving before any of this stuff happened.  Hed become far less active after the Crusade as he tried to work on his own game development.

No excuses, although obviously the events in strat acted as a catalyst they were not the cause.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: ManOfWar on May 10, 2011, 05:25:53 PM
Here is Part 2 of Strategus ATS History:

(click to show/hide)

Bravo Bravo, an excellent recount of the strategus history, Why o why did Destin have to go inactive, Maybe Id still be in Takeda
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Ecko on May 10, 2011, 06:22:32 PM
I think some people are taking this too seriously. I literally have no problem with the guy. I'm sorry you feel like I'm pouring salt on an old wound or slandering his good name.

He probably was a good guy, but this IS what happened. Don't blame me.


p.s. I clearly stated that it was my belief that he left on those terms, that doesn't mean he did. Cry more ya babies.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on May 10, 2011, 07:02:46 PM
I'm not crying, but when you say making up excuses etc. your declaring that as a fact, not an opinion.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Ecko on May 10, 2011, 07:06:01 PM
It was an opinion
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Beauchamp on May 10, 2011, 08:06:31 PM
Pouring salt on a wound. He is obviously defeated, and you need not slurr his name. I never met Growlz, but from what I hear, he was a good military leader. Honestly he doesn't have to stay and be your play-thing after he (and the templars) have been openly defeated. I'm sure if ATS got ganged, then only bad things would come of it.

PS: I stopped reading your essay at "Goretooth"..

He was a bad military leader (even worse than me). However he was perfect organizer and he was really dedicated to the clan. He also was able to do a lot of other stuff for the clan (graphics, map editing, server management...).
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: ManOfWar on May 10, 2011, 08:33:48 PM
He was a bad military leader (even worse than me). However he was perfect organizer and he was really dedicated to the clan. He also was able to do a lot of other stuff for the clan (graphics, map editing, server management...).

What did you do that was so bad.


@casimir- What ever happened to the NA wing of Templars "snicker"
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Nebun on May 10, 2011, 09:45:45 PM
What did you do that was so bad.


@casimir- What ever happened to the NA wing of Templars "snicker"

attacked us assuming we skint
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: ManOfWar on May 10, 2011, 10:23:22 PM
attacked us assuming we skint

ah i understand now
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on May 10, 2011, 11:34:00 PM
@casimir- What ever happened to the NA wing of Templars "snicker"

Contact seems to have been lost at some point.

Many members went missing after the transfer from GSC to team speak.

Also Alopen went inactive and he really kept up alot of the relay between EU and NA.

We still get the occasional NA recruit but with Hospitalliers on the scene its really an obvious choice for would be NA crusaders.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: 7000bc on May 10, 2011, 11:38:18 PM
Pouring salt on a wound. He is obviously defeated, and you need not slurr his name. I never met Growlz, but from what I hear, he was a good military leader. Honestly he doesn't have to stay and be your play-thing after he (and the templars) have been openly defeated. I'm sure if ATS got ganged, then only bad things would come of it.

PS: I stopped reading your essay at "Goretooth"..

As a former templar in days long past, Growl was a good guy, he just had to deal with rl issues. He's gone and cant defend himself, so don't diss him.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Belatu on May 11, 2011, 01:52:14 AM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: 22nd_King_Plazek on May 11, 2011, 04:37:08 AM
Nice account, interesting to hear how things were in the Americas.

Of course I would dispute as to whether or not we were beaten, we abandoned our few villages with everything we had and took everything up north to meet with the Russians. So we could fight later, on our own terms and gain some retribution. Of course the Templars claimed victory and the end of the first successful crusade upon taking the last of our territories. We had abandoned them with little more than a few peasants and surplus weapons, so in my eyes this was no great accomplishment, hell had we tried to defend it it would not have been that impressive a feat either! They may have declared the wars end but for us, it was far from over  :wink:

It depends how you see it I guess, two seperate wars or just the one, and that depends on your perspective.

---

As to whether Growl was a good leader or not I believe actions speak louder than words. In his favour he had formed a great faction, one of the largest and most powerful (at least that was what people believed, and what people believe matters). However he made some foolish decisions (such as thinking attacking the 22nd was a smart move  :P ), he was already losing the war with the UIF and he ultimately abandoned the Templars at the most important point since their creation.

Of course given that things crumbled so quickly after he left also counts in his favour. He was no doubt essential to the Templars at that point in time, though I believe they have made somewhat of a recovery since, and the loss of a leader at such a point however competent will hit hard.

He was good enough but it is hard to really tell, unless you hold RL reasons for him having to leave against him, which arguably is unfair.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on May 11, 2011, 09:40:54 AM
Indeed, as bad a decision as it may have been it made strat much more enjoyible for almost everyone involved.  However the latter point of the war did become rather repetative i think the crusade and the great calradian war are some of the most memorable parts of strat.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Spawny on May 11, 2011, 01:59:04 PM
Indeed, as bad a decision as it may have been it made strat much more enjoyible for almost everyone involved.  However the latter point of the war did become rather repetative i think the crusade and the great calradian war are some of the most memorable parts of strat.

I agree.

We got our asses handed to us in strat, but I've had loads of fun. Castle defenses and sieges, coordinated open field battles, we've had it all.
Most we lost, but that just made the ones we won more enjoyable.

One thing I don't not like is the general hatred towards eachother over a game (strategus in this case). I personally have no problem with anyone from DRZ and with most from 22nd. If I don't like someone, it's because I don't like that person, not the clan as a whole. What I used to see was hatred because "he's from an enemy clan".
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: ManOfWar on May 11, 2011, 05:09:10 PM
I agree.

We got our asses handed to us in strat, but I've had loads of fun. Castle defenses and sieges, coordinated open field battles, we've had it all.
Most we lost, but that just made the ones we won more enjoyable.

One thing I don't not like is the general hatred towards eachother over a game (strategus in this case). I personally have no problem with anyone from DRZ and with most from 22nd. If I don't like someone, it's because I don't like that person, not the clan as a whole. What I used to see was hatred because "he's from an enemy clan".

Hah , you cant love you mortal enemies(but yes I agree)
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Nebun on May 11, 2011, 05:45:33 PM
I agree.

We got our asses handed to us in strat, but I've had loads of fun. Castle defenses and sieges, coordinated open field battles, we've had it all.
Most we lost, but that just made the ones we won more enjoyable.

One thing I don't not like is the general hatred towards eachother over a game (strategus in this case). I personally have no problem with anyone from DRZ and with most from 22nd. If I don't like someone, it's because I don't like that person, not the clan as a whole. What I used to see was hatred because "he's from an enemy clan".

Good one.
I miss strategus, it was great fun. Doesn't matter who won or lost, sometimes its just down to numbers or alliances. We enjoyed everything except for the Pub Crawl.
Proper war with strategy and tactics over lands would be much more fun imho. War in the west with Templars, ninjas in the north and fallen attacks was the best part of the game for me.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: 22nd_King_Plazek on May 11, 2011, 06:16:01 PM
No doubt.

However I do feel a certain level of dislike is inevitable when it comes to enemies in a game like this. Especially when the enemy "Grand Master" is painting his war against a small few village faction as a justified crusade against the "evil ones" with the sole aim of total destruction.

 :lol:

Not that any of it is really personal, except perhaps regarding faction leaders. Anyway I think some mutual hatred is all part of the fun :P
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on May 11, 2011, 08:52:23 PM
Without emotion no-one cares about the outcome
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Nebun on May 11, 2011, 10:32:11 PM
Without emotion no-one cares about the outcome

Depends on type of emotions you choose. Situation between 22nd and templars is different to ours. We just joined in on fun.
We only hated ninjas for a few days :) when they took our first village. But that passed fast.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: ManOfWar on May 11, 2011, 10:59:48 PM
Cheers to a strategus reboot or even a complete wipe soon!


And I hope the game mechanics are changed so that Huge armies cannot be stalled by such meager odds
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on May 11, 2011, 11:05:50 PM
Indeed, i saw many good fights and fighters thanks to the war, i look forward to the next strat so that we may see who will come out on top.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: MountedRhader on May 11, 2011, 11:31:42 PM
As a former templar in days long past, Growl was a good guy, he just had to deal with rl issues. He's gone and cant defend himself, so don't diss him.
I wasn't dissing him. I was defending him for the very reason that he can't defend himself.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: bredeus on May 12, 2011, 08:31:57 AM
Sure he can :) but there is no reason why he should defend, it was pure RP :)
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Huey Newton on May 12, 2011, 05:47:01 PM
Cheers to a strategus reboot or even a complete wipe soon!


And I hope the game mechanics are changed so that Huge armies cannot be stalled by such meager odds

a toast to this!

*clangs glasses*
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: vladimus on May 16, 2011, 06:36:25 PM
A wipe would be nice so all us new players can join without being owned! :D
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Cupidon on May 19, 2011, 12:27:19 PM
Quote
A wipe would be nice so all us new players can join without being owned! :D

LOL yes
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Huey Newton on May 25, 2011, 08:37:30 PM
Cavalieres history once I'm out of classes.
Not spectacular but definetly interesting.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Keshian on May 26, 2011, 01:50:48 AM
Cavalieres history once I'm out of classes.
Not spectacular but definetly interesting.

Looking forward to it.  :)
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Earthdforce on May 26, 2011, 02:35:20 AM
Is Huey still in class? Geeze.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Huey Newton on May 26, 2011, 04:55:17 AM
The Cavalieres' Strategus Endeavours
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Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Goretooth on May 26, 2011, 05:13:04 AM
DAng not sure why I wa ordered to fight against you down in the south I think I was down there to help hosp and lljk.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Flawless on May 26, 2011, 06:05:16 AM
It Is written.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Huey Newton on May 26, 2011, 06:11:18 AM
DAng not sure why I wa ordered to fight against you down in the south I think I was down there to help hosp and lljk.

help lljk? ew
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Boss_Awesome on May 26, 2011, 10:05:22 AM
Added Cavaliers and Part 2 of ATS history.  I hope strat comes back soon, last one was pretty epic ;)
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Ecko on June 02, 2011, 11:24:29 PM
My pm to you boss was not the updated one....go back a few pages and copy past if you didnt already
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Boss_Awesome on June 03, 2011, 07:34:56 AM
My pm to you boss was not the updated one....go back a few pages and copy past if you didnt already

I just repasted your part one from your post just to make sure it was used rather than your pm.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Ecko on June 03, 2011, 05:23:43 PM
I just repasted your part one from your post just to make sure it was used rather than your pm.

Cool man, hope you liked it
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Wildling on June 04, 2011, 05:13:03 AM
Cool man, hope you liked it


Hhahahahh, I lost at your signature gif xD Can I use it? lmao

1+
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Blondin on June 05, 2011, 03:58:09 AM
I know that some maps exist, it would be nice if someone could post a few, to show the share of the pie for each clan, and see the evolution of their land in time.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: RamsesXXIIX on June 05, 2011, 01:40:51 PM
I believe many of the maps are lost. They were posted on the taleworlds forum, and the cRPG sub-forum is deleted now AFAIK.

But there is a thread for the latest strategus map: http://forum.c-rpg.net/index.php/topic,22.0.html (http://forum.c-rpg.net/index.php/topic,22.0.html)
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Rogue on June 06, 2011, 01:28:36 AM
I have found some of the old maps on my photobucket account. I can't remember who made them, one guy from nK iirc.

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Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Blondin on June 06, 2011, 04:13:36 AM
Thx for the maps Ramses and Rogue, the time line of the map seems to be: (photobucket date)

Rogue's maps:
7 october 2010
20 october 2010
30 october 2010

First map by Ramses :
7 janvier 2010

October was a month of great change...  :?
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: 22nd_King_Plazek on June 06, 2011, 04:41:36 AM
Of course it was. It was the month we avenged ourselves against the Templars. With of course the invaluable support of our numerous allies.  :twisted:
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on June 06, 2011, 04:56:17 AM
Prepare to recieve the true lord, Plazekistian Scum!
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Thovex on June 06, 2011, 11:50:10 AM
Ahhh I remember those maps was this from the first calradian world war thread?
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: ManOfWar on June 06, 2011, 10:44:00 PM
The Cavalieres' Strategus Endeavours
(click to show/hide)

Hah I rememebr Farrix, we were good buddies in templar, but after Templars got rolled, him and the rest of Na Templars disappeared
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on June 06, 2011, 11:10:43 PM
Farrix moved house, said his internet there would be shitty but that he'd pop back on and keep up to date with us, never heard from him again.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Huey Newton on June 07, 2011, 12:13:08 AM
Farrix moved house, said his internet there would be shitty but that he'd pop back on and keep up to date with us, never heard from him again.

last time he was on steam was 136 days ago :(
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on June 07, 2011, 01:43:56 AM
seems like hes still not got his internet up and running, maybe he got a life :P
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Huey Newton on June 07, 2011, 03:25:08 AM
seems like hes still not got his internet up and running, maybe he got a life :P

a life?
what a freak  :lol:
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Roran Hawkins on July 17, 2011, 06:36:29 PM
Quick history from Order of the Rose/Kingdom of Regalis perspective (BEWARE: my opinion lurks in there!):
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Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Tovi on July 18, 2011, 07:28:23 PM
Is Strategus still down ? Because i see battles.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Roran Hawkins on July 18, 2011, 11:16:11 PM
it has restarted
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Digglez on July 19, 2011, 12:08:32 PM
I cant find it anywhere and noones ever said why strat even came down in the first place? anyone?
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Gheritarish le Loki on July 19, 2011, 03:25:04 PM
who cares?
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Digglez on July 19, 2011, 06:09:45 PM
who cares?

people interested in the mod, game developers, mod enthusists, inquiring minds, the fbi, wikileaks
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: PhantomZero on July 19, 2011, 06:26:42 PM
I think original plan was it was taken down so Strategus 2 could come up a month or two later.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Bjarky on July 19, 2011, 06:34:38 PM
jep and then RL imposed itself on our realm....
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Digglez on July 19, 2011, 07:44:12 PM
jep and then RL imposed itself on our realm....

Successful mod > college or real life

I see we're operating on Valve time!
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: tankmen on July 25, 2011, 11:30:55 AM
the old strategus was taken down due to people finding a way to abuse a glitch into getting mass amount of troops n gold infinitely


well im bored and its 2:17 AM, here goes my shot at Order of the Lance History
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Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Braeden on August 14, 2011, 02:49:45 AM
I found a bunch of old stuff, going to upload it here:

Growl's map
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The Minutes of the First Strategus UN Meeting (66.3 mb)
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Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: ManOfWar on August 14, 2011, 11:08:36 PM
o the memories this map brings back
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Socrates on August 14, 2011, 11:15:00 PM
I miss Jelkala
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Kophka on August 16, 2011, 07:32:17 AM
The halcyon, golden days of Intrigue and Conquest. When the Remnants rose, the D'harans brought order, and Grandmaster Growl ruled the Templars with an iron fist. When alliances built on sand dug deep to find solid rock, and alliances that seemed to hold fast were shifting all unseen.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Kophka on August 16, 2011, 08:18:16 AM
The Rise and Fall of the Remnants of Stratia.

The Rise :
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The Fall of the Remnants of Stratia

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Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Socrates on August 16, 2011, 08:34:58 AM
Very nice summary Kophka. Can't wait till the next part.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Growl on August 16, 2011, 06:06:47 PM
I found a bunch of old stuff, going to upload it here:

Growl's map
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The Minutes of the First Strategus UN Meeting (66.3 mb)
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I find it very disturbing to hear myself.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Mtemtko on August 16, 2011, 06:13:52 PM
I find it very disturbing to hear myself.

Holy shits its growl!
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on August 16, 2011, 09:52:24 PM
Asdiman will surely be here as well soon!
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: 22nd_King_Plazek on August 17, 2011, 04:02:51 AM
Oh noes!

The Chinese are coming!

 :lol:

That was a funny meeting.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on August 17, 2011, 05:21:12 AM
whatever happened to our chinese grinders?!
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Gheritarish le Loki on August 17, 2011, 12:24:21 PM
Holy shits its growl!

Damm, Growl came back, i guess he wants his revenge against 22nd!!
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Keshian on August 17, 2011, 04:36:58 PM
Actually guys, can we start a new strategus history at this point as this is becoming far less relevant with a whole new batch of history already created int he new strategus.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Gheritarish le Loki on August 17, 2011, 05:22:43 PM
Actually guys, can we start a new strategus history at this point as this is becoming far less relevant with a whole new batch of history already created int he new strategus.

May be call the thread Strategus Legend (or something like that).
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Growl on August 20, 2011, 10:30:03 PM
whatever happened to our chinese grinders?!

They just wanted to play with everyone, but their ping was too great. Im a bit ashamed to admit it, but Templars actually took the chinese under our wing, partly in defiance to Mercs, partly just cause we could use their resources.

Both sides honored their agreement, and it was great.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Olwen on August 20, 2011, 11:32:57 PM
must be a fake account, growl is dead
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Casimir on August 20, 2011, 11:51:14 PM
Its the same steam?
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: H4rdn3ssKill3r on August 20, 2011, 11:53:50 PM
must be a fake account, growl is dead

Growl ain't dead, growl ain't dead cause I saw him on EU1, growl ain't dead.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: ManOfWar on August 21, 2011, 07:56:39 AM
Actually guys, can we start a new strategus history at this point as this is becoming far less relevant with a whole new batch of history already created int he new strategus.

Ecko's story has an end now
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: tankmen on August 21, 2011, 10:47:57 AM
Ecko's story has an end now
ecko quit?
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: ManOfWar on August 21, 2011, 03:32:19 PM
Well no the NE is gone now
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: LordBerenger on August 22, 2011, 02:57:48 PM
Well no the NE is gone now

Long live the rebellion!...not. For now the power of Illuminati will be shown. Hidden inside every clan in cRPG.

Now you need to know who's with you and who's the traitor/backstabber!
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Growl on August 22, 2011, 11:06:46 PM
Long live the rebellion!...not. For now the power of Illuminati will be shown. Hidden inside every clan in cRPG.

Now you need to know who's with you and who's the traitor/backstabber!

Looks like you are the one being watched, *ba-dum tssh*

Ive been playing a bit on the regular crpg servers, so you could say im zombified.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: okiN on August 22, 2011, 11:29:54 PM
Oh shit, blast from the past! Good to see you're not quite dead and buried. :)
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Legio_Spartacus on August 26, 2011, 12:45:44 PM
OK guys.
Today it's the birthdate of The Legione Italica
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: LordBerenger on August 26, 2011, 12:51:57 PM
Looks like you are the one being watched, *ba-dum tssh*

Ive been playing a bit on the regular crpg servers, so you could say im zombified.

Yes i'm watched.

For i am watched by the Eye itself. The eye is the one who decides what to do and what not to.

We are all nothing but servants to the eye.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Legio_Spartacus on August 26, 2011, 06:15:34 PM
Fuckin illuminati!!
We will stop them and when all the people gonna wake up  we will destroy the new worl order !
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: DesDope on September 01, 2011, 09:53:38 AM
Seems like two eternities since I last played - do we still have one of the old maps of Strategus? I would like to have a memento of my lovely Elberl, the once safe haven for my poor people. ;)

Glad to see some old faces around in the forum. Lord DesDope is back and will hunt the lawless, protect the downtrodden and avenge the powerless. Just ... give it some time. :P
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Bjarky on September 01, 2011, 11:10:17 AM
yeah i still have it, nostalgic stuff 8-)
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welcome back btw. :D
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: DesDope on September 01, 2011, 11:38:03 AM
Ahhh, the good old days when my people had their homes ... :)

Thanks, Bjarky!
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Braeden on September 01, 2011, 03:56:02 PM
The return of DesDope!

Good to see you again, old friend.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: DesDope on September 01, 2011, 06:21:37 PM
Ah, Braeden! Long time no see. Very long time indeed. :)
Glad to see so many familiar faces around after all this time.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Xarcenian on September 02, 2011, 03:46:48 AM
I cant move on the strategus.c-rpg.net
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: DesDope on September 02, 2011, 12:17:35 PM
I cant move on the strategus.c-rpg.net

If you would care to navigate to the correct thread (FAQ) instead of hijacking this one (History), you would find the answer very easily:

http://forum.c-rpg.net/index.php/topic,11455.0.html

Q: I told my character to move to a location but he is not going anywhere - why is this?
A: You cannot move your character if you are preparing for a battle or if you're inside a fief. Additionally, movement speed is currently set to 1/4 pixels per minute, so you may not notice if your character is moving or not in the short term.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Xarcenian on September 17, 2011, 08:17:07 AM
Back lol that was when I first started but I figured it out I just stoped moving and then waited for an hour and moved again then waited a day or 2 to get there.thanks though, I can't wait for the strategus history to continue with all the more battles to come
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Legio_Spartacus on November 12, 2011, 06:44:15 PM
yeah i still have it, nostalgic stuff 8-)
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welcome back btw. :D

I remember that we have lost Yalen whit a 120.000 army aganist a 20.000(i think) in a very very long battle.
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: Boss_Awesome on September 29, 2012, 08:31:03 PM
I added a great post from Loki on the politics of Strategus 2 to the first page. 
Title: Re: Strategus History
Post by: no_rules_just_play on November 06, 2012, 02:55:35 AM
I added a great post from Loki on the politics of Strategus 2 to the first page.

this is the most epic description ever! i wasnt even playing yet when this happened so this story of loki makes me feel like a kid listening to his grandpa telling about his clever tricks he used to beat the enemy!