Discussion in 'Civ3 - Stories & Tales' started by Sparthage, Mar 21, 2010.
Don't spam him...
hope this is still alive
It's only been five days?
thats a lot!
This may contain the longest break between story updates, EVER.
edit: My first spam for new updates, I'm honored... anyways, update in a little bit.
Chapter X: The Fall of the Aztec East
Within two weeks of the Aztec declaration of war, the Celts were storming into Aztec lands in former Spanish territory and part of Eastern Europe. Celtic forces that had been travelling to Celtic-occupied Sumeria were diverted to Seville; they would participate in the first battle of the war. A force consisting of 6000 Cavalry charged at the city.
Seville was somewhat pitifully defended by the Aztecs for a city with multiple strategic resources. Nevertheless, the Celts stormed the city killing a division of Pikemen with ease. However, the Aztecs sent a division of their own cavalry to strike the Celts who were regrouping for another assault. Nearly 1800 Celts fell before they drove off the Aztec attackers. Charging one more at the city, they encountered no resistance and took Seville itself without much of a fight. The war had begun well for the Celts.
Riding swiftly on the formerly Aztec roads, the Celtic Cavalry force set their sights on Madrid. Madrid had been the Capital of the Spanish before it was taken during the Iroquois-Aztec War when the Iroquois enlisted the Spanish on their side of the fight. Though initial skirmishes went in favor of the Celts, the Third Battle of Madrid (the First and Second occurring during the Aztec attack and occupation of the city) went to the Aztecs, who killed over 2000 Celtic Cavalry. They lost only 1000 men. In response, Celtic leaders ordered the First and Third Celtic Armies to Spain from Sumeria. Meanwhile, the remaining Celts fortified themselves outside of the city until their arrival.
Aztec citizens fled as Celtic forces stormed into Europe. Montezuma had made up the mind of King Brennus, who had been determining whether or not to attack the Carthaginians or Aztecs. Taking full advantage of their now extensive railways, Cavalry poured into Europe from the Middle East and South Africa. Celtic Generals selected Tlatelolco as their first European target. Eighteen-thousand Cavalry charged at the city in seven waves.
The first wave was disastrous as Celts fell into many traps left by Pikemen, those who made it by the traps wreaked havoc upon Aztec defenders. Pressing on, the Celts once again lost men as a division of Pikemen wiped out a Cavalry division while losing only 200 soldiers. The third and fourth waves had greater success and wiped out the majority of the Aztecs most well-equipped forces. Celts continued to die however, as a retreating group of Pikemen nearly took down another Cavalry division of the Celts.
But the outer defenses of Tlatelolco had failed. Moving into the city, the invading Celts smashed the 1000 remaining Aztec resistors. Major General Boudicca of the 12th Cavalry Division was promoted to General of the newly formed 4th Army as a result of the final charge at the city.
After reinforcements arrived at Madrid in April 831 AD, the Celts attacked the City once more. The first two attacks failed miserably as 2000 Celts died while defeating only 800 Musketmen. Infuriated by this lack of success, Caractacus led an all-out attack on the city that destroyed all resistance. Madrid had fallen, with it, the Aztec East.
Nice update, Aztecs will fall pretty soon. Are you going for a domination victory?
Seville is an IronWorks city!
Unfortunately, they have multiple island cities that won't fall. However, Washington is one of my next targets. (I completely forgot about it)
Nope, conquest. There's just one problem. CivAssist predicts a cultural victory in 2004 AD, so this game won't be ending in 2050 AD.
Yep, that's what its working on now.
Cultural victory via the Celts or a rival?
Us, the Celts. Our great city of Entremont is on track for the unbelievable 50,000 culture mark.
If you get the cultural victory, so much the better. Just carry on conquesting. You might want to create some form of penalty for your peace loving cultured people going to war, to make the end game more interesting.
Or attempt to race yourself by getting to the domination limit before Entremont reaches 50000.
The domination limit is 99% for both catagories. A conquest victory is what I'm aiming for and is more likely.
Chapter XI: Conclusion of the Aztec-Celtic War
In 835 AD, the Celtic Navy was small for a superpower. Pirates still roamed the West African coast, though the primary concern was now the large Aztec Navy. In contrast with the 3 Celtic Frigates, the Aztecs owned at least 7 Frigates and 2 Galleons. The Celts had recalled many of their now obsolete Galleys, though several remained at sea. These slow-moving, oar-powered vessels were prime targets for swift; cannon-armed, Aztec Privateers and Frigates. Regardless, the Celts would focus on the land battles for the next 10 years.
In November 837 AD the Celts attacked Texcoco, the headquarters of the Aztec Workers Guild. When the Celts had invaded, the Aztec rulers had ordered the main non-city-based workmen to Texcoco for protection. Seizing the opportunity, 8000 Celtic Cavalry were ordered to take the city. Using the double envelopment maneuver, the Celts destroyed the 3000 man garrison and enslaved over 4000 Aztec Laborers.
The fall of Texcoco would also give the Celts access to the Royal Aztec Railway, which was soon being used to transport a massive force to the mountain fortresses outside of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire.
Several years later, the Celtic buildup was complete; and on February 16, 940 AD, the Celtic Ships-of-the-Line KBS Richborough and KBS Lugdunum opened fire on the city’s defenders.
An Aztec depiction of their fortress under fire from Celtic warships.
After the bombardment was completed, several thousand Cavalry charged at the city.
The First Celtic Cavalry Charge at Tenochtitlan.
The Cavalry clashed in a massive battle with 4000 Aztec soldiers armed with pikes, muskets, and even rifles. This battle would be costly for the Celts, and although they eventually forced the Aztecs to retreat, some 4500 Celts were killed in contrast to the 3500 dead Aztecs. Following this first contact, six more waves of Cavalry charges would take place, slowly decreasing the land held by the retreating Aztecs. Many Celts continued to fall in the city streets as the noose drew tighter around the City’s throat. Fearing for his life, Montezuma boarded a train shortly before the Celts breached his palace’s walls and left for Teotihuacan. Seeing their leader flee, the remaining Aztecs surrendered to the Celts. After nearly a week of constant fighting, over 6000 Celtic deaths, and several large fires, the capital of the Aztecs had fallen to the Celtic Empire.
Looking to capture Montezuma as a hostage, King Brennus sent 5000 Cavalry to take Teotihuacan, the last Aztec city in mainland Europe. Seeing the city guarded by only 3000 Pikemen, the Cavalry commanders charged lazily at the city, thinking it would be easy to rout such a primitive defense. This would prove deadly, for unknown to the Celts, the Aztecs had several new explosive devices they called landmines placed throughout the fields around the city these would kill the horse of the riders and force many cavalrymen to charge as Infantry.
Ultimately, the Celts once again overwhelmed the Aztec defenders to take the city. A two week search followed for Montezuma, only to find that he had fled the city on one of his Frigates to the Northern Aztec Cities.
Over the next 15 years, many naval battles would take place as the Aztecs tried to consolidate their forces in the north. One such naval battle took place at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea, as three Celtic Frigates and several support ships defeated an equally large Aztec fleet.
Around this same time, an Aztec Cavalry army attempted to take the undefended city of Curovernum; however, the Celtic railroads would ultimately save the city as several thousand Infantry armed with machine guns decimated the rifle-bearing Aztecs.
After over 60 years of war, the Celts landed on Tlaxcala Island and after assaulting the city with heavy guns, charged into the city and torched the repairing Aztec Fleet based there. This loss would cripple the Aztec navy, which was poorly funded, and constantly being outgunned by the flotillas of Celtic warships that now prowled the Atlantic.
Still reeling from their navy’s essential destruction, the Aztecs agreed to the Celtic terms of peace in 884 AD. The treaty gave the Celts control of the formerly American city of Washington and the remainder of the Aztec treasury.
The War for Europe had ended, the Celts could once more focus on the East.
Below is a picture of the german greeting a turn after I mad a deal with them that brought them into the Middle Ages, note what tech I am researching.
Someones dead meat now
What does KBS stand for in ship prefixes? King Brennus' Ship?
Yep. I think that I mentioned that in the Civil War mini-story, but maybe not. I played some more turns, and will tell you that the next update is going to be, errr..., interesting .
It used to be CBS, at least that is what it said in The Rise of the Celtic Navy. What did that stand for?
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