Crusader Kings II

Crusader Kings II

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Infernal Machine ☢ Feb 21, 2013 @ 2:45pm
Good Starting Countries?
I already know about Ireland, but after i play a game with them what are some of the better countries to play? Ireland is kind of boring gameplay wise. I have all the DLC, and I was thinking of Scotland, Sweden, Denmark, or Norway. Are these good countries to start in or are there better ones?
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+ULFBERH+T Feb 21, 2013 @ 2:46pm 
Define good. :P

Isle of Man seems to be a very challenge country to start.
Infernal Machine ☢ Feb 21, 2013 @ 2:50pm 
Originally posted by +ULFBERH+T:
Define good. :P

Isle of Man seems to be a very challenge country to start.
easier to start out in, decently powerful, and has many gameplay options open to them. I dont want something small and weak with a very difficult start, such as the isle of man or any of the spainish countries, but i dont want to have a super hard to manage powerhouse such as the Holy Roman Empire or the byzantine empire. i want a country right in the middle, and fairly balanced.
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PSXfiles Feb 21, 2013 @ 4:11pm 
Galicia, Leon, and Castille are always fun. All coniving brothers. There's usually lots of backstabbing and other shinanigans.
Thundercomet Feb 21, 2013 @ 4:19pm 
The Russian Dukes are great fun as well. You can do quite a bit, given how you're all related up there. Of course, later on the Mongols will arrive, but if you're quick enough, you could fight them off.
Infernal Machine ☢ Feb 21, 2013 @ 4:56pm 
So would sweden, denmark, or norway, be good choices or no? Are they hard to play?
Aku Feb 21, 2013 @ 5:29pm 
I'm a fan of the area that you can turn into Sicily. Not so big that you get lost, but not so small that you only have one or two counties to play with
markdb92 Feb 21, 2013 @ 6:19pm 
You can start as one of the republics and take over map easy
DostThouEvenHoist Feb 21, 2013 @ 9:02pm 
Playing as a Russian duke was by far the funnest playthrough for me. Once you get a kingdom, it's easy to vassalize your brothers then holy way for the rest of the land.
Lunar Havoc Feb 22, 2013 @ 3:20am 
I agree with everyone who said Russia, playing a Novgorod is a lot of fun.
ҠRUΠK Feb 22, 2013 @ 8:39am 
i like playing Hungary or Poland and even France
Angel Feb 22, 2013 @ 4:41pm 
since you asked about norway then i will answer. My first games were with norway and it is fairly challenging. You start the game fighting 2 fronts: england and normandie. However, if you plan ahead you can gain england out of the war. Therefore, if you conquer england then yes it is a good start. If you do not, i do not think so. Norway stay relatively poor throughtout the game in manpower , technology and money. Your only option would be to conquer pagan countries and scandinavia which is not too easy but doable.
In conclusion, if you want to play normway, go for it as long as you can manage it.
markdb92 Feb 22, 2013 @ 9:09pm 
Playing as republic of sweden ie his duke. This is nice start cause you can constanly declare war on everyone and help your ledige become a emperior so you can become a king. Since your not indepentent they cant get revenge on you lol for helping your boss. Making a lot trade posts also would raise money for your boss that he becomes kinda hostile to the nations next door.
zedoul Feb 23, 2013 @ 2:11am 
I recommend you Castile or Leon. As they are brotherhood countries and surrounded by Emirates, you will have a lot of events. That's really fun.
Clarynaa Feb 23, 2013 @ 4:00pm 
Tuscany is okay, their place in hre is annoying at times. i also quite like Sweden
tHeCeLt21 Feb 23, 2013 @ 9:33pm 
Play as one of the welsh Duke perferably the stronger one (forgot its name) XD and the other duchy is fragmented and easy to take over
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Date Posted: Feb 21, 2013 @ 2:45pm
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