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Starting Anew Ch 5

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With Banghazi successfully seized and the bodies of his enemies cast into the sea, Lord Maier seems to have conquered all he had set out for and more. His domain stretched from Morocco to the deserts in Egypt.
Lord Maier did not live happily ever after however. Only fifteen years from the date his ship wrecked on the shores of Africa, Lord Maier - not content with his vast holdings - sets out one final mission: to subjugate the Egyptians. Lord Maier knows that his wealth will secure him the loyalties of many knights, but his position for attack is perilous. Knowing this, Lord Maier decides to gamble on the effectiveness of the Egyptian armies and begins a long march southeast through the Sahara Desert.
The worst march in proverbial history ensued and in three months, Lord Maier lost more than half of his total forces to starvation and dehydration. Eventually, his force came upon the Dakhla Oasis and in one night besieged and took the city from the very surprised and untrained Egyptian forces. Runners from the Egyptian garrison escaped, however, and to Lord Maier's dismay, news of a massive Egyptian army reached his ears. Knowing that he did not have enough time to consolidate the Oasis, refit, or even call for reinforcements, Lord Maier seemed to have forced his own hand.
With the Egyptian army weeks away from Dakhla Oasis, Lord Maier decided to force the Egyptians to attack him when he wanted them to, rather than the other way around. He ordered that every structure around the oasis be razed except for the inner bastion and all available men be assembled. With that, Lord Maier marched due East from the smoldering ashes of Dakhla behind him.
By splitting his army into two groups: Infantry and Cavalry, Lord Maier covered 200 kilometers of desert. His destination was the city of Luxor. Luxor was a vital city overlooking the Nile and marked a crossroads in the trade routes between upper and lower Egypt. Luxor's garrison was minimal due to the call to arms in Cairo against Lord Maier. The grand Egyptian army had cut Lord Maier's supply route at the Oasis, but Lord Maier had cut Egypt's supply route of the Nile.
Lord Maier decided to attack the same day he came upon the city and with his forces split, he had the oppurtunity to take the city with few casualties. Or so he hoped. If only Maier could seize the city, then he could hold out against the forces of Egypt. If he could do that, his legacy would be legend and his fame would be sung throughout Europe to say nothing of his own German speaking homeland.

The faster you are able to take Luxor, the better. You only have two years to take the city before you lose, and if you do take the city, a large army attacks you after those two years. Your knights will be paramount to defending your farms/industry buildings until you are able to get troops on the walltops. There are many huge invasions and they all come very quickly after each other so be ready for many fights to the death.
Also, use the infantry in the north to attack the low wall defending Luxor's small inner farmland - this will be less costly than trying to take down a gatehouse. While you are doing this, use the cavalry in the south to take out the small fort overlooking the river from the south. Use the knights to knock down the towers instead of the gatehouse that way you can mop up the units there quickly.

Good luck and enjoy!
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Thoughts? Suggestions? Review? Btw you can search the other 'starting anew' chapters for the complete story. It took me two years to finish the five chapters.

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