I truly apologize and if you would like it changed to Bulgaria-Hungry than vote for new map in the poll up there and secondly in this alternate Europe the Holy Roman Empire is founded in Italy instead of Germany here’s why: in 476 C.E. The Eastern Roman is dissolved, Emperor Flavius Zeno Augustus is overthrown and beheaded after a Jewish & Turkish Revolt. Meanwhile in Rome Romulus Augustulus orders the dissolution of all legions, But the XLVI Legion, the XI Legion, and VII Praetorian Guard Legion. Which In total number 4,650 Archers, 6,000 Infantry, 2,800 Cavalry, 3,000 Elite Infantry, 2,325 Elite Archers, And 1,400 Elite Cavalry. Unfortunately for Romulus the Conspirators of the coup had caught wind of this military build up, had mustered their forces, and where now marching for Rome. There forces totaled 8,000 Archers, 10,000 Infantry, and 4,000 Cavalry.
Siege of Rome
October 27th 476 C.E.
The Army of Lord Högen Surrounds Rome.
A rider slips past Lord Högen’s Army.
October 28th 476 C.E.
The Army of Lord Calhue Reinforces Lord Högen’s Army.
A ship full of food docks in Rome.
It leaves being chased by a Ship of Lord Högen’s Army.
A naval blockade is set up around the Rome’s Port.
October 29th 476 C.E.
Lord Calhue Attacks the first wall.
The attack is Repelled.
A rider sneaks into the city with news that the XX Legion will arrive to reinforce Rome on the 8th of November.
Lord Högen Starts a Artillery barrage on the city.
A Second attack on the first wall starts.
The Attack is Reppelled, But defenders are forced to pull back to the second wall.
No fighting happens due to the fact both sides are recovering from the attack on the first wall.
The defenders launch a counter attack to retake the first wall and in process destroying one of lord Högen’s supply dumps but they suffer Heavy casualties.
Lord Högen’s Army Launches a flaking move to force the defending forces flank back and hopefully cause a retreat to the second wall.
The attack fails and Lord Högen’s army falls back.
Due to a lack of food after the supply dump was destroyed. Lord Calhue’s Army leaves to forage for food.
Lord Calhue is alerted to the incoming XX Legion when a foraging party saw the Legion, he orders a party to alert Lord Högen and he orders his men to start raiding farms nearby for food so they can return to reinforce the siege once again.
The message arrives and it’s very alarming to lord Högen, in reaction to this news he orders a massive all out attack on first wall.
Caught completely of guard, those defending the first wall run and don’t offer much resistance. But the Commander of the attack got a little to cocky and attacked the second wall which caused massive casualties.
Also lord Calhue and his army return.
Another massive attack is launched at dawn.
Second wall defense crumbled into a complete rout.
Rout is stoped and defending forces rallied by Legionary Lernzo Duchbaige.
Second wall not retaken, but heavy casualties inflicted on attacking forces.
Defense line pushed back into port area.
Defending forces put up stiff resistance in the dock area.
Defending forces in dock area put up a heroic defense to last man and charged into German troops, well yelling “for Nova Roma!!” and banging there swords off their shields.
In a last ditch effort to hold out for reinforcements, a full on cavalry charge is ordered and it is successful it catches the Germans completely of guard driving them back to the second wall. The Romans put everything they have on the wall and Germans attacked it with everything they have. It looked like the Germans where going to win. But at the last minute the XX Legion and defeats the German army.
Emperor Romulus officially changes the western Roman Empire’s name to the Holy Roman Empire, announces that Catholicism is the Offical religion of the Holy Roman Empire, and Hangs Lord Högen & Calhue for treason.
Oh and @CaesarCzech here’s your lore. After spending four hours writing the lore you see above. I’ll put Budapest in Antarctica for all I care. XD😅