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Lithuania (M2TW:K Faction)

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Lithuania are a playable faction in the Teutonic Campaign in the Kingdoms expansion for Medieval II: Total War.

Starting Position

The Lithuanians start with much land, however they start out hostile to the Teutonic order in an exposed position.

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Special Lithuanian Traits

Priests get

(When an attempt to assasinate them is made)

Blessed by the gods + 1 voilence

Protected by the gods +1 Piety +1 voilence

Chosen by the gods +2 Piety +2 violence

Lithuanian Unique Buildings

Temple of Dievas

5/10/15% Happiness Bonus , 1 / 2 / 3 % Population growth bonus

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5 /10 /15% Health Bonus . 0/ 1 / 2 Weapons upgrade bonus

Temple of Perkunas

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5 /10 /15% law bonus . 0/ 0 /1 Morale for troops bonus .

Temple of Gilitine

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The Conversion

You will be asked to convert at turn 37 if you have under 5 regions and turn 67 definitively ( Can anyone confirm the turn??) . Converting will grant you armored special units, but remove you special units made from the old gods temples. It will remove your old priests and it will convert you cities to 75% cathoclicism

Benefits

-You will receive Chivalric knights , dismounted chivalric knights , and arquebusiers.

-Ability to train Catholic priests.

-Better relations with Catholic nations.

-You do not have to worry about catholic priests anymore.

-Crusading nobles will stop appearing.

-Your castles give you access to more and stronger units.

-You will be following what historically happened.

-Your nobles will not receive as many pagan magicians.(Fear this ancillary!)

-Access to gunpowder units.

Disadvantages

-Losing an easy to build shrines powers , which are often quite powerful

-Losing what may be considered the best shock infantry in the campaign (Giltines chosen)

-Losing priets and soldiers from shrines and the shrines. Meaning you just wasted a lot of money

-You will not be able to cause revolts anymore by converting the enemys population against catholic factions

-Your cities become far less useful

-You lose the chance to change history by making the entire place pagan

-Losing the best cheap horse archer , crossbows , axemen , Meduim-heavy cavalry and light cavalry that you can recruit

-Your units wont have the "scares nearby infantry " ability to cause faster routs

-You will probably be attacked by everyone else anyway .

Victory Conditions and starting agents

Long : Hold 45 regions including Kiev , marienburg eliminate faction The Teutonic Order

Short Hold 35 regions including Kiev , Meinburg eliminate faction The Teutonic Order

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Units

Unit Summary

Lithuania have access to some good skirmishing troops such as javelinmen and mounted javelins. These are important units to use when fighting against the heavy units of some of the neighbouring factions such as those of the Teutonic Order. The Lithuanians also have skillful archers and mounted archers- another factor in defeating the strong Knights of the Teutonic Order. Although Lithuania have powerful and zealous light infantry and cavalry, most of their units tend to be lacking in defence, so the Lithuanians must rely on good ambushing tactics to be victorious. Many of their units have armour-piercing weapons (such as polearms, axes and battle scythes), and in a shock charge, these weapons can really hurt a heavy line of infantry.

Normal Units

Infantry

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Ranged Infantry

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Cavalry

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Ranged Cavalry

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Artillery

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Post-Conversion Units

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Kill the Crusading Noble!

To counter the crusading noble mission the teutonic knights recieve ,you get a mission with a small reward in it to kill the crusading noble

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Strategy

You must quickly capture some of the nearby rebel villages in order to secure more land from the Mongols and Novgorod before they take them. Meanwhile you should drive some units towards some of the nearby Teutonic order settlements. Use a combination of ambushing and skirmishing tactics in battles and rely on the powerful offensive charges of the Lithuanian units in order to break enemy lines. Although you have some very heavy infantry, they're no match for the disiplined soldiers the Teutonic Order uses, so you should avoid close-combat as long as possible, until you have your shrines to upgraded to the maximum. Before you have finished your shrines, you should use hit and run tactics: attack an enemy with a few horse archers and run away when you run out of ammo.

If you see that your losing the war against the Teutonics, capture Riga so you can build the Hanseatic HQ at a city which will provide you with MORE florins to fuel your war!

Also, look to Novgorod, Poland and the Mongols which CAN help you in the war. Try to ally with Novgorod, Poland, although, allying with the Mongols will be tough, seeing as they just want trade, but you can give them some florins in exchange for they're Alliance

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See Also

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