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Topic Subject: El Bandito's Seleucid Migration Campaign Let's Play.
posted 12-05-13 02:25 PM EDT (US)   
Finally I am doing another Let's Play. I chose the Seleucids due to their varied roster, and the chance of completely abandoning its satraps and starting in a fresh new place was too good to pass up. I am going to take my sweet time with this Let's Play.


Part 1. Hispania beckons.

Abandoning all the burdens and responsibilities of the empire, the Seleucid ruler Antiochos has decided to bask under the warm sun, and warmer women of mainland Spain. The journey is perilous and countless hostile barbarians will be awaiting him. Will he succeed in the far distance land, or will he perish, taking the glory of Alexander's successor to early grave with him?




I am also using some mods to sweeten the gameplay. No major mod because patch 8 might screw it up.

Mods used:
1. Seleucid Roster -- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=199064264
2. Dresden 2 turns per year -- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=194934965
3. Improved Mercenary camp 2.7 -- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=187022656
4. Less squalor, less food requirement -- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=187816440
5. Special abilities be gone v.3 -- http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?619365-Special-Abilities-Be-Gone!
6. Hellbent's TTT mod -- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=186899616
7. Splenyi's better campaign camera -- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=187013080
8. Close pike formation -- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=195738666
9. Germanic hounds mod -- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=191581291

[This message has been edited by el_bandito (edited 12-09-2013 @ 05:54 AM).]

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posted 12-06-13 08:16 AM EDT (US)     1 / 23  
I'm curious why you chose Spain to set up your new empire?

Life was much easier before I developed a sense of ethics.
posted 12-06-13 09:43 AM EDT (US)     2 / 23  
Because Seleucids in Spain just sounds nice. xD

As for other reasons...

1. Spain has a lot of walled settlements close to each other, for establishing easily defensible base.

2. I want to help Carthage to actually survive beyond the early game. I am tiny bit of Carthagophile.

3. Originally I wanted to go all the way to Britain but then I remembered the dreadful weather there.

[This message has been edited by el_bandito (edited 12-06-2013 @ 10:28 AM).]

posted 12-07-13 09:21 AM EDT (US)     3 / 23  
Part 2. Time is not my friend.

Alas, poor Patroclos. There is little time for mourning, as I struggle to survive in hostile land, much less trying to avenge my fallen general. Meanwhile my enemies in the Levant is taking advantage of the absence of military in the region.

posted 12-09-13 05:56 AM EDT (US)     4 / 23  
Part 3. Dwindling Syria.

The fight with the Turdetani is exhausting all of my forces and the expedition is hanging by the thread. Meanwhile the Egyptian juggernaut still rolls through my Syrian holdings. The situation is now critical.

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posted 12-10-13 01:44 AM EDT (US)     5 / 23  
Part 4. Hanging by the thread.

Defeating the Turdetani and establishing a foothold was only the beginning of Antiochos' arduous journey. One after another, newer enemies covet his lands.

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posted 12-11-13 01:31 PM EDT (US)     6 / 23  
Part 5. Tarsus lost!


The Celtici were vanquished after a big battle and Antiochos' army is once again depleted. Things are growing sour in the East as unexpected enemies arrive at the doorsteps of my fortified city of Tarsus.

posted 12-11-13 09:26 PM EDT (US)     7 / 23  
Part 6. Defense of Antioch.

The Athenians, not satisfied with taking over Tarsus, attacked Antioch in the same turn. Should Antioch fall, my Syrian possessions will be lost and I will have great financial difficulties ahead. This battle will be decisive.

posted 12-12-13 09:35 PM EDT (US)     8 / 23  
Part 7. Farewell, my Syria. Thou art enemy's now.

Like vultures they came, one after another. The Athenians, Pontus, and the hated Ptolemy. Picked Syria clean as a bone. Here is hoping that they will choke on it.

posted 12-14-13 00:36 AM EDT (US)     9 / 23  
Part 8. The Gallaeci Campaign.

As the curtain closes on the Lusitani, new native enemy emerges in Spain. They must be punished!

PS: Chariots are amazing.

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posted 12-23-13 02:02 AM EDT (US)     10 / 23  
Part 9. Crisis.

My new kindgom in Spain is currently plagued by hunger, unrest and enemy armies. To make matters worse, my one and only army is in danger of being annihilated! How will I survive?

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posted 12-27-13 02:51 AM EDT (US)     11 / 23  
Part 10. Alphaeus! Bring me back my army!

The Cantabri had managed to ambush my army in a forested region near their border. With the sole remaining army of the Seleucids annihilated in an ambush, Antiochos is in danger of becoming a footnote in history.

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posted 01-01-14 10:52 PM EDT (US)     12 / 23  
Part 11. Showdown in Numantia.

It is now or never. This battle shall decide the master of Spain. My army is made of low tier units but my generals are fierce.

posted 01-05-14 03:53 AM EDT (US)     13 / 23  
Part 12. Cleansing the Cantabri.

Morale is high after my big victory over the fierce Cantabri. Time to march on their homeland. I expect no prisoners. Not after what they did to Alphaeus.

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posted 01-16-14 00:56 AM EDT (US)     14 / 23  
Part 13. Invasion from the North.


As the Cantabrian campaign had winded down, new foes send their armies to my lands. Hispania is wild indeed.

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posted 01-23-14 07:07 AM EDT (US)     15 / 23  
Part 14. Elysium, at last!?

Antiochos had finally achieved his dream--Hispania is his. However, the heaven on earth is plagued by invasions from the North and decadence of its own people. And an opportunistic Greek settlement demands the Seleucid attention.

posted 01-24-14 11:06 PM EDT (US)     16 / 23  
Part 15. Digging Roman backyard.

As the Rhodians limped away with a shameful defeat, the marauding Romans are taking their place. I could try a sea invasion that will have no chance of succeeding, or I could pull a Hannibal.

posted 01-24-14 11:16 PM EDT (US)     17 / 23  
I vote to pull a Hannibal :3

I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
posted 01-26-14 04:18 AM EDT (US)     18 / 23  
Hann-i-bal! Hann-i-bal!

It is pleasant, when the sea is high and the winds are dashing the waves about, to watch from the shores the struggles of another - Lucretius
posted 01-30-14 00:39 AM EDT (US)     19 / 23  
Hannibal it is. Since I have no plan of establishing permanent settlement in Italy for the moment, I am going to sack Italy dry, and liberate the vanquished Etruscan League so the Roman will feel the pain of my kick in their arses for many years to come.

Part 16. Battle of Patavium.


The Romans surprised me with their swift counter attack to take back their northern settlement. With two armies converging on me, I will have to take out one of them as soon as possible to have a chance.

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posted 02-07-14 01:16 AM EDT (US)     20 / 23  
Part 17. Sacking Italia like a boss!

My great general Anaxandridas is teaching the Romans some harsh lesson in life. No army can defeat him, but agents?

posted 02-13-14 00:03 AM EDT (US)     21 / 23  
Part 18. YOU SHALL NOT PASS!

While the Roman venture is keeping my attention focused in the East, the combined might of the Arverni and the Pictones advanced from the North towards the settlement of Brudigala, held by my ally Massilia. It is up the Wardens of North to repel this threat.

posted 02-15-14 03:08 AM EDT (US)     22 / 23  
Part 19. Siege of Brundisium.

As my army, the "Lords of Tarraconensis" rampaged through Italy, they had finally arrived at the settlement Antiochos desires--Brundisium. The city holds significant strategic locations and links my Macedonian ally with my domain, should I manage to take it. However, it is also well defended.

posted 02-22-14 06:30 AM EDT (US)     23 / 23  
Part 20. Winds of Change.


With Brundisium secure, the Seleucids are jubilant. However, the celebration turns to mourning as the venerable Emperor Antiochos Soter had just passed away. Even the mourning had to be brief, as a new enemy threatens to destroy Antiochos' legacy.

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