After Action Report: Crusader Kings II Game of Thrones Mod, Part 4
You might have guessed from reading the title, but this is the continuance of my ongoing After Action Report series of the Game of Thrones mod for Crusader Kings II you can find part 1, part 2, and part 3 to get the story so far if you are interested. At the end of our last session, I had attended a feast with the Mad King who died shortly thereafter (although he has already successfully quashed Robert’s Rebellion and the Iron Kingdom is at piece for now), had a duel with my arch nemesis, and continued to work towards forging a claim on Banefort, the small province to my southeast which is a vassal of the Lannisters.
As you can see, Master Benn has informed me that he was successful in forging a claim to Banefort for me. Splendid! Title is presently held by Lady Enide, since I had her husband assassinated not all that long ago. I don’t know if that had any effect on anything, but it certainly seemed like the right thing to do, you know? I waste no time declaring war on Banefort, looking to press my (not so) rightful claim to a piece of the Westeros mainland so Lord Balon (me) can claim his rightful place on the Iron Throne. I raise all of my armies and, eventually, figure out how to get them to the shores of my enemies. The enemy is shored up inside of their keep, but they are badly outnumbered. I press the siege, but the first problems begin when disease strikes my army.
I mean, really? They are all stuck in a keep and I should still have my supply lines. I also start to notice Tywin Lanniester mobilizing his armies in defense of his vassal. I begin to think that I have should have thought this through better. You know, eliminated all of my vassals so that I directly controlled all of the Iron Isles so that I could raise a larger army. Nonetheless, it is too late to back out now. I claim victory over Lady Enide, but it is Pyrrhic. I suffered 2,742 casualties compared to the 1,066 lost in the defense of Banefort. Still, I gain six percent towards my victory in the war (there is a percentage that shows who is winning the war) and I have more troops en route to help defend Banefort which is rightfully mine.
My efforts take another serious blow when raiders hit my camp. This war is not going well. I can only hope that Tywin Lannister’s forces are having similar problems. Something tells me that they are not. The second Battle of Banefort occurs at a much larger scale. My forces lose only 3,587 soldiers while the invaders (it is my land) lose 7,542. I am flush with victory and ready to put an end to this fight. Tune in next time to see the continuing tales of Balon I and his attempts to conquer Banefort. Things are looking up!