Vance Xentan Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:21pm
Has anyone ever done a Aztec playthough?
Just out of curiousity has anyone ever done an Aztec playthrough (Be it as the empire or just some random created character) and if so how did it turn out and was it fun? There never seems to ever be anything regarding the Hellenic and Aztecs on the forums and or youtube (outside of the former with a couple youtubers playing as them) and I am curious to see if it was any fun playing as either or.
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( ͡°╭͜ʖ╮͡° ) Aug 25, 2014 @ 11:11pm 
That's an amazing idea. I guess you could try and convert via education as well (once they invade). I might try a game going from Catholic to Aztec.
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Evil Crusader Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:25am 
Or using the Ruler Designer, as the point isn't getting achievements.
markdb92 Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:46am 
i noticed even with out the dlc on you can play as aztec religion but you dont get the stuff from the dlc like the icons and events. Maybe cause I have old god dlc and azetec is classed as pagan thus leting me play as them.
Langkard Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:12am 
Originally posted by Vance Xentan:
There never seems to ever be anything regarding the Hellenic and Aztecs on the forums...

There was someone posting here who tried playing through as Hellenic, I don't recall who it was. He wasn't thrilled, since Hellenic has nothing special going for it. It is pagan, but it can't be reformed. There is no head of the church, but you can have female temple owners. You have the basic county conquest and de jure subjugation of pagan and also concubinage, but I don't think you can do holy wars. It also appears that you won't get the pagan advantage of no prestige loss for vassal levies.

I think someone tried basic generic pagan as well, using them for the Irish. Same disadvantages with not many advantages.

Aztecs, the other hand, have a fully formed religion. You can reform it. You get all of the standard pagan perks: concubinage, prestige loss while at peace until reformed, no penalty for vassal levies, county conquest and also tribal invasion (like Tengri, except no subjugation), once reformed you get holy wars and great holy wars and in both reformed and unreformed you get a +30% levy size (sort of like Norse, but they only get that when reformed). For a cultural rertinue, Aztecs get Jaguar Warriors (50% light infantry, 50% heavy infantry and 30% offensive for each).

Neither generic pagan nor Hellenic get cultural retinue troops, but that doesn't really matter since anyone not English/Welsh for longbows, Scottish for pikes or Greek for Cataphracts is better off using a generic 1:1 skirmish/defense + 1 defense unit over their cultural retinues anyway. (Always keep 1:1 + 1... so don't start a retinue stack until you can afford to get 2 pike units and 1 archer unit and don't add another archer retinue unit unless you can also add a pike retinue unit at the same time.)
markdb92 Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:36am 
Hellentic is already reformed its only in game for moding and history
Corrupted Sanity Aug 26, 2014 @ 8:40am 
I did play an Aztec game for a bit but I mostly goofed off. Let's just say the console was heavily involved.

If you create a random character in Ireland or something and grow, you can just use their invasion CB left and right - As soon as you can take on a realm, you can take it over.


It does have some of it's own mechanics but one thing I found weird was that they couldn't raid so they had to declare wars to avoid the "At peace too long" penalty. Perhaps that's a game mechanic to make the AI more agressive... :P.
Vance Xentan Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:57am 
I personally don't have anything against cheating in certain scenarios. I do it to get some titles that would take me twenty in game years (which takes forever in vanilla) to get just to give a couple vassals some titles that won't make them independent. I do have certain things against cheating just for the sake of winning a massive war. On the other hand I sometimes cheat to get rid of annoying uprisings when I'm playing as a character (who's almost always custom) who is already having problems staying alive in the first place.
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