The first time I played, I played the "holy german empire" but I had my problems.
1. No money
2. No allies
3. all around me were enemys
4. The mongols.
5. The pope-->excumunication-->crusader against me!
The first game was horrible, just horrible.
But then after playing some other countrys I reloaded that game and...I won, first I sold-->traded my lands, then I invaded Denmark, then Skaninavia, the the whole See there with Nowgorod, the Ireland and then England and Scottland.
I had my fun, nobody else had a real fleet...so I took North-Africa and Sicily.
While all this happend I had just less problems with the people on the land. I owned all harbours in the north... and soon all in the south.
I attacked Spain...it was weak, it had fought endless war against Portugal and some Italians. So, I came from all coasts and soon it was mine.
Then Italy, the Near-East, Greek, Croatia. Now I owened all harbours. So and then I built all bigger and then I built my army. I begunn invading France, that was easy, then Poland which setteled there where my German Empire came from.
The only problem I had were the mongols.
Big Generals, big armies and then all 10 Armys are on the same point...that was hard, but I won after playing...some weeks.
I turned in options the grafic on highest, then I turned the armies into biggest. My PC can handle it did I think.
He could, exept some battles were I and the enemy had more then one army, there came this silly information:
Reinforcements too late?
Turn your Grafik options down or buy a new processor!
I thought what? I had a new PC from 2010 and a ame from 2006 said that...
Has sombody ever tried a LotR patch? It's awesome!