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Topic Subject: Confederations
posted 01-18-14 08:19 AM EDT (US)   
Does anyone have a good idea how to get a confederation? As Iceni I decided to be nice to a couple of the other British tribes and have defensive alliances with them - but they've never been willing to go further (peak positive feeling was something like 120ish, now down at 40 ish).
I'm now quite a bit larger than them although I haven't got armies on their doorstep.

Will I need to cut relations and betray them in order to complete my home province, or is there hope that at some point they'll see the light and join me?
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posted 01-18-14 01:52 PM EDT (US)     1 / 7  
You have to be far more powerful than them for them to accept a confederation. Perhaps if you expand first a bit and then come back to them for confederation offer...alternatively you can just declare war on them, beat the snot outta their armies, besiege their settlement and then offer peace in exchange for confederation. Works.
posted 01-19-14 06:15 AM EDT (US)     2 / 7  
To add, the barbarians can only add tribes with 'same blood' to their confederation.
posted 01-19-14 10:13 AM EDT (US)     3 / 7  
I've also had them accept confederation when they were about to be over-run by a 3rd faction.

Life was much easier before I developed a sense of ethics.
posted 01-20-14 12:26 PM EDT (US)     4 / 7  
It's usually a good shout for client states, too.

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 01-28-14 02:42 PM EDT (US)     5 / 7  
I got there with one of them, eventually I was large enough that with a hefty bribe they joined up. It perhaps helps in that regard that one little fleet set off from the British Isles and did a tour of the Med - signing up a dozen or so trade partners, quite handy for the money. Other than me and maybe Sparta none of the AI factions are getting particularly big which seems a little strange.
posted 01-29-14 04:21 PM EDT (US)     6 / 7  
the easiest moment to confederate in when a faction loses or is about to lose its last settlement. price tag is roughly the sum of recruitment cost of all their units.
you get not only the settlement but also their armies who are full of weak units you do not need.
so it is way cheaper to conquer the old fashioned way
posted 01-29-14 06:11 PM EDT (US)     7 / 7  
But you don't get the cool name!!

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

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