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If assassination is too chivalrous for you, I'd gladly suggest a much better, bolder alternative! I understand your plight - the Pope is too risky a target for an assassination; risking a star agent and a good friend on the mission is a questionable decision. The inquisitors are annoying, and chasing them down is reactive behaviour; surely there is a ...


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First of all, you have to make sure that you keep all of your citizens happy so that you can tax them to death. Generals, town halls, churches, and farms are good ways to do this. After that, build ports, markets, farms, and mines in all of your cities, and consider converting some castles that are well protected into cities, since castles are best at ...


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I have 3 tips for a sound M2TW economy: I have seen most of the people talk about raising taxes. That simply isn't the best idea. On average, the biggest source of income for a single city are taxes. While raising taxes does immediately increase income, it also slows your population growth. Raising taxes should be your last option. I always keep my taxes ...


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According to this GameFaqs strategy guide, the following works for maintaining a good relationship with the Pope: "Doing missions for the Pope, not fighting other Catholics, and giving the Pope large sums of money are good ways to maintain a healthy relationship with him." The strategy guide also mentions assassinating the Pope to try to get someone more ...


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You garrison troops by simply moving them into a settlement. It depends on the unit for free upkeep whether it can produce them. Castles cannot do it for free.


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You can't. Queens (and princesses once they are married off), don't appear as characters on the campaign map, so there is no way to interact with them (such as with the pointy end of an assassin).


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The biggest factors are: The number of troops The quality of troops (attack, defense, health, experience, equipment level) The types of troops used versus other types (archer vs. sword, spear vs. cavalry, etc.) Command rating of leading general Terrain bonus for applicable units Morale level of unit (weaker units tend to have low morale and some abilities ...


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Make sure to spend enough money on infrastructure/trade improvements in your regions - stuff like roads, farms, mines and so on. Another alternative is to sack the cities you conquer - this gains you a lump sum of cash at the expense of some reduction in population and some possible damage to the city.


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Usually, replace him with a friendly pope. Barring that, large sums of money.


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PLUNDER! Armies are for conquest, then exterminate the population: gives plenty of money and they won't stage a revolution soon.


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In most cases it's the repeated purchase or use of units, buildings, and abilities related to that particular guild - for example, frequently buying and using assassins will lead to the Assassin's Guild offering to open a chapter in one of your cities. Which city is chosen is determined by where you do the missions/recruiting/etc - in the above example, if ...


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It is bit different: As attacker, you cannot sally (because sally is defender trying to break siege). But that is only words. As attacker, you can only try to mount final assault (and if you fail, you end siege) On the other hand, if defender sally and don't win, siege continues (but he does not replenish losses in his normal nor garrison units). I don't ...


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It's been a while, but I seem to recall inquisitors being pretty vulnerable to assassination... Other than that, build many religious buildings to try and improve your piety.


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Go to the Medieval 2 directory and you should see Launcher.exe and Medieval2.exe. If you open the second the game should start bypassing the launcher -just create a shortcut to desktop of that file for next games-. If you are running it under Steam, just backup the original Launcher.exe file and rename Medieval2.exe to Launcher.exe, which is the file name ...


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What I do is to target the lowest level diplomats with the highest success rate. If I get lucky enough to earn 2 or 3 levels, I switch between diplomats and low level generals (0 or 1 star), princess and priests, until a reach level 5 or 6. With that level I keep my spy until a find a great general or a high level target (a good merchant, priest/imam, ...



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