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    Castles II: Siege & Conquest

    The game Castles 2: Siege and Conquest takes place in a semi-fictionalized version of historical France. The game begins in the year 1312 A.D., shortly before the beginning of the Hundred Years’ War. In the game’s version of history, France’s King Charles dies on the throne in the year 1311. Because Charles left no heirs to take up the crown, it is unclear who will become the new king. The Pope is willing to declare a new King, but only after one of the local nobles has gained significant influence over the land and won favor with the Church.

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    Castles II: Siege and Conquest is a realtime strategy game developed for the Macintosh, Amiga and MS-DOS by Interplay Productions in 1992. Play Castles II: Siege & Conquest online!

    Castles II: Siege & Conquest game description

    You choose to be one of five feuding lords vying for the Crown. Conquering, spying, sabotage, diplomacy, whatever it takes–as long as you keep the Pope and your people happy. You have to reach 7,000 points to petition the Pope for the throne, and then you have to maintain those points for 4-5 game months to win the game. However, your rivals will attack you as soon as the Pope declares his support, so be sure you have a strong military before applying for the Papal backing.

    Castle building is more efficient and easier to deal with. You can also set up pre-made castles on file so that you can place them quickly. Battles are set in a full alternate screen with the ability to place and command each unit.

    The player takes the role of one of five different nobles (Albion, Duke of Valois, Anjou, Aragon, or Burgundy), fighting for the title of King of Bretagne. Early on, much of the territory is controlled by local (neutral) lords, and is easily taken up by one of the major players. In addition, three territories are controlled by the Pope, but players may cede additional territories to the Church in order to improve relations.

    The player’s task will be to take over as much of France as possible, and then try to claim the throne. If other players remain at this time, they will attack the player to damage their claim. Eventually the Pope will decide whether or not to support the claimant, and the game will end. According to the game manual, the average in-game time passed is usually between three and ten years.

    Castles II: Siege & Conquest hints / cheats

    Quick neutrality check:
    You can not send a Saboteur, Diplomat, Spy, or Merchant to a territory if it
    is not owned. If these options are not available for a territory, then it is

    Faster time:
    To make the days go faster and have all the work done quicker, hold the Right
    Mouse Button.

    Free resources:
    Use the Merchant to trade away all of a single resource. You can continue trading
    it, even if you have 0 remaining. You can use this trick to get free supplies from
    your neighbors.

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