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Fall of Costantinople

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Fall of Costantinople
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The Fall of Constantinople, also known as the Conquest of Constantinople, was the capture of the capital of the Byzantine Empire by the Ottoman Empire. The city fell on 29 May 1453—the culmination of a 53-day siege which had begun on 6 April—marking the end of the Middle Ages.

The attacking Ottoman Army, which significantly outnumbered Constantinople's defenders, was commanded by the 21-year-old Sultan Mehmed II (later nicknamed "the Conqueror"), while the Byzantine army was led by Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos. After conquering the city, Mehmed II made Constantinople the new Ottoman capital, replacing Adrianople.

The conquest of Constantinople and the fall of the Byzantine Empire was a watershed of the Late Middle Ages, marking the effective end of the last remains of the Roman Empire, a state which began in roughly 27 BC and had lasted nearly 1500 years. Among many modern historians, the Fall of Constantinople is considered the end of the medieval period. The city's fall also stood as a turning point in military history. Since ancient times, cities and castles had depended upon ramparts and walls to repel invaders. The Walls of Constantinople, especially the Theodosian Walls, were some of the most advanced defensive systems in the world at the time. These fortifications were overcome with the use of gunpowder, specifically in the form of large cannons and bombards, heralding a change in siege warfare.

Welcome to this retelling of the siege of Constantinople. Although the perimeter of the city, with its walls, has been faithfully reproduced, there are obviously elements necessary for the gameplay. For example, the pontoon bridge to cross the strait has been translated into a simple bridge. Nonetheless, I'm happy with the resulting setting. The Genoese colony of Galata, north of the strait, is difficult to reach, but in a real siege that's exactly what would have happened.

The goal is to resist the invasion of the Ottoman army (represented here by the cruel Wolf), preparing the defenses and making the city prosper.

Between the walls of Theodosius and the internal ones there were mainly agricultural land and pastures. These fertile lands, protected from enemies, will be key to generating a thriving economy, and recruiting enough men to stand up to your enemy.

Obviously, being under siege, no trade routes will be available, except for very few smuggled resources.

I hope this mission can entertain you. Good luck!
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