After Rob’s pitches on Total War: Three Kingdoms, I picked it up and have gotten wrapped up in the stories the game tells as you play, and I wanted to hear everyone’s tales of victory and woe that they’ve gotten so far.
In my Cao Cao campaign, I’d expanded in the middle of the map but was feeling pressured by Yuan Shao to the north. He vassalized seemingly half the factions and generously offered me to become a vassal as well. After declining one too many times, he invaded the Chen farmlands, leading with Yuan Shao himself. I brought my greatest army led by Cao Cao to seige in a night attack. His army, when paired with the garrison at the farmland, was nearly twice as large as mine, and the prediction was a decisive defeat for me.
With the combined might of Xiahou Yuan and a trebuchet unit that got 200+ kills, I was able to pull out a close victory AND capture Yuan Shao. Realizing that I could cut the head off the snake that had pestered me too long, I executed him and reclaimed my lands.
It didn’t destroy the faction, which is fine, I guess. His son took over and swore vengeance, but it felt good to teach them a lesson. Anyone else got any good stories from their campaigns so far?