You are part of the history of Iburg, a castle with a living history. Although it really exists and the map based on it, the map is not a model of Iburg. The History is complete fictional.
My maps are more simulations than stratetic fights. As simulations, they are as real as possible und represents always the lifetime of a ruler. You are this ruler, and your task will be to survive the time. These times will be sometimes very peacefully ( ;.)) may be, to peacefully), sometimes you will have nearly no chance.
There are changes in the scripting. Your castle has now only weak defenses, and it is up to you, if and in which way you build up your army or if you neclect it und concentrate on the economy. At the End of the introduction you will find your tasks and all possible hardship which could hit you.
History and Introduction
The last of the house of Erbach, which owned the castle for al long time, died without heirs. So he donated the castle to the church council of Bruennes. But Iburg belonged to the dukedom of Illheim, and the duke , Kuno of Eckartshausen, looked on it as his possession, and he began a war against Bruennes, which he lost .
1269 â�� 1300 (31 Years): Times of a pathetic war
You are Deckart Mannheim, and the council chooses you to be the commander of Iburg. The new Duke of Illheim, Bruno of Eckartshausen, carries on his fatherâ��s war, although he doesnâ��t possess a strong army and has nearly no chance to win. But the church council isnâ��t willing to give up the castle in any way, so they appointed you.
Your tasks and what you could expect:
You have to defend the castle against the attacks of the duke, but he isnâ��t so strong. But the dikedoms are unsettled, and large hordes of fugitives and robbers are on their way. In the West and the southe are several towns and castles are pest ridden, and your farmers are afraid of a long time heat, which means loosing a lot of woods, famine, robbery and thefts.