France and the Hapsburg fight to gain ascendancy over Italy, involved are most of the Italian city states or lordships and even most of the European states. The war remains for more than sixty years on the Italian peninsula.

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The Margraviate of Montferrat stands on the precipice of two dramatic changes! Found out why in our latest preview!

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Italian Wars - Ultimate | Margraviate of Montferrat

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Leader: Boniface III Palaeologus

As of 1493, the Margraviate of Montferrat stands on the precipice of two dramatic changes. On the one hand the elderly marquess, Boniface III, is withered by age and soon to die. On the other, the Margraviate stands directly in the path of the impending French invasion of Italy. Diplomacy must be key to Montferrat's strategy if it is to survive these changes. The pro-French policies of Boniface and his heir William have staved off French aggression at the price of French interference, at least to this point. The marquess' niece Blanche currently rules Savoy as regent for her son Duke Charles II, ensuring peace from the west. But the infant is sickly, and Savoy may soon fall out of the control of Boniface's family. Alliances can collapse rapidly in the claustrophobic atmosphere of northern Italy. But what other choices does Montferrat have? To the north-east, Milan is rich, powerful, and intractably hostile to France and her allies - Montferrat among them. To the south, Genoa is sympathetic to France; it may make a useful ally, at least in the short term. One thing is clear: the elderly marquess may boast all he likes of the strength of the Casale wine-trade and his noble descent from the Byzantine emperors, but he must now select a side to take. France, or Milan? Montferrat must make the choice quickly, but can ill afford to get it wrong.

Strength: Descendants from the Byzantine Emperors
Weakness: In a dangerous position
Historic unit: Paleologi Guard

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rvb_222
rvb_222

The Margraviate of Montferrat looks awesome! Love the Paleologi Guard and the shields!! :)

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Neadal Author
Neadal

Thank's, very appreciated!

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isa0005
isa0005

I am announcing forthwith that I shall rebuilding the Byzantine Empire! Ottomans come at me! ... God I wish this was an actual option! :P

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Neadal Author
Neadal

You could unite Italy for a start :D

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isa0005
isa0005

Indeed! Have you considered introducing functions similar to the Kalmar Union script that would alway us to create, for example a Kingdom"of Montferrat or a Kingdom of Italy of some kind? I mean i know the whole unification of Italy thing didn't really come about until much later in Italy's history but It'd be an interesting idea to be sure!

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Neadal Author
Neadal

Actually we have already such script! Do you recall the script for the Signoria of Florence declaring the Grand Duchy of Tuscany? As for the minor lord's titles we have had an idea about them or actually M1492 had it. For instance, when the Kingdom of France conquers Milan, the French king will receive an anc displaying Duke of Milan, while the general, who conquered has conquered the city, will gain the title of Governor or Captain-General. We have planed to implement this feature for all of the "larger" factions (HRE, Spain, Hungary, etc.)

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Sierra_Quake
Sierra_Quake

Very interesting the Byzantine Remnants :D excellent

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Neadal Author
Neadal

It was quite difficult to get some decent information on them. The rulers' name weren't a problem, but information on their policies and army roster were. I am glad you like it;)

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Guest
Guest

I like the abundance of war hammers, well I guess we will need a general named Belisarius...

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Neadal Author
Neadal

Especially for the conquer of Italy, he would certainly have a deja vu :D

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Pedro_M4a1
Pedro_M4a1

That faction is at the current Beta ?

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Neadal Author
Neadal

This faction will be available in the upcoming ultimate version ;)
Currently it is not available.

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LordLevan
LordLevan

Please tell me where to find all faction logos, like this?

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