TOTAL WAR WIKI

Difference between revisions of "Ostrogothic Kingdom (TWA faction)"

m (Sasu moved page The Ostrogothic Kingdom to Ostrogothic Kingdom (TWA faction): Consistency in naming)
 
Line 1: Line 1:
[[Category:Total War: ATTILA]]
+
[[Category:Total War: Attila]]
 
+
<!--<center><span style="font-size:36px">The Ostrogothic Kingdom</span></center>-->
<center><span style="font-size:36px">The Ostrogothic Kingdom</span></center>  
+
 
<center>[[File:Map_bel_fact_ostrogothi.png|700px‎]]</center>
 
<center>[[File:Map_bel_fact_ostrogothi.png|700px‎]]</center>
<br />
 
  
 
[[File:Ostrogoths_flag.png|left|100px|caption]]  
 
[[File:Ostrogoths_flag.png|left|100px|caption]]  
The Ostrogothic Kingdom has succeeded where the Romans failed. The Battle of Ravenna in AD476 - Rome's final humiliation - signalled the ignoble end of its Western Empire. In its place was the Kingdom of Italy, helmed by the victorious Germanic general, Flavius Odoacer. However, although he was officially recognised by the Eastern Emperor Zeno as 'patrician', Imperial favour is fickle and Odoacer eventually came to be considered a rival claimant to the throne.
+
The Ostrogothic Kingdom has succeeded where the Romans failed. The Battle of Ravenna in 476 CE - Rome's final humiliation - signalled the ignoble end of its Western Empire. In its place was the Kingdom of Italy, helmed by the victorious Germanic general, Flavius Odoacer. However, although he was officially recognised by the Eastern Emperor Zeno as 'patrician', Imperial favour is fickle and Odoacer eventually came to be considered a rival claimant to the throne.
  
As such, by AD488 the Ostrogothic king, Theoderic, had been contracted to depose and supplant him as the Emperor's man in Italy. After four years of war, Theoderic emerged victorious and in AD493, after murdering Odoacer at a banquet, assumed control of all Italy. He ruled benevolently, becoming a patron of the arts and architecture and subsuming much of the Western Empire's administrative infrastructure into his own kingdom. However, Theoderic's death in AD526 destabilised the Ostrogothic Kingdom, as his grandson - still a child - ascended to the throne under the regency of his mother, Amalasuntha. Eventually, she appealed to the new Eastern Emperor, Justinian, to intervene. Her subsequent murder by rivals has given Justinian the 'casus belli' - literally the 'case for war' - he needs to reconquer Italy and reclaim the ancient seat of Imperial power.  
+
As such, by 488 CE the Ostrogothic king, Theoderic, had been contracted to depose and supplant him as the Emperor's man in Italy. After four years of war, Theoderic emerged victorious and in 493 CE, after murdering Odoacer at a banquet, assumed control of all Italy. He ruled benevolently, becoming a patron of the arts and architecture and subsuming much of the Western Empire's administrative infrastructure into his own kingdom. However, Theoderic's death in 526 CE destabilised the Ostrogothic Kingdom, as his grandson - still a child - ascended to the throne under the regency of his mother, Amalasuntha. Eventually, she appealed to the new Eastern Emperor, Justinian, to intervene. Her subsequent murder by rivals has given Justinian the 'casus belli' - literally the 'case for war' - he needs to reconquer Italy and reclaim the ancient seat of Imperial power.  
  
 
The future of the Ostrogothic Kingdom remains uncertain - the Romans encroach with vengeful determination - and so the current incumbent must be wary if he is to retain control. However, the Ostrogoths seized this wealthy land through much skill and spilled-blood - no man, Roman or otherwise, will wrest it from their iron grasp without a fight!  
 
The future of the Ostrogothic Kingdom remains uncertain - the Romans encroach with vengeful determination - and so the current incumbent must be wary if he is to retain control. However, the Ostrogoths seized this wealthy land through much skill and spilled-blood - no man, Roman or otherwise, will wrest it from their iron grasp without a fight!  
  
 
<center>'''Theodahad - King of the Ostrogoths'''
 
<center>'''Theodahad - King of the Ostrogoths'''
<br />
+
<br>
 
[[File:The_Last_Roman_King_of_the_Ostrogoths_poster_final.png|700px|link=]]</center>
 
[[File:The_Last_Roman_King_of_the_Ostrogoths_poster_final.png|700px|link=]]</center>
 
  
 
[[The Last Roman Campaign Pack|Return to 'The Last Roman' main page]]
 
[[The Last Roman Campaign Pack|Return to 'The Last Roman' main page]]

Latest revision as of 11:00, 29 September 2017

700px‎
caption

The Ostrogothic Kingdom has succeeded where the Romans failed. The Battle of Ravenna in 476 CE - Rome's final humiliation - signalled the ignoble end of its Western Empire. In its place was the Kingdom of Italy, helmed by the victorious Germanic general, Flavius Odoacer. However, although he was officially recognised by the Eastern Emperor Zeno as 'patrician', Imperial favour is fickle and Odoacer eventually came to be considered a rival claimant to the throne.

As such, by 488 CE the Ostrogothic king, Theoderic, had been contracted to depose and supplant him as the Emperor's man in Italy. After four years of war, Theoderic emerged victorious and in 493 CE, after murdering Odoacer at a banquet, assumed control of all Italy. He ruled benevolently, becoming a patron of the arts and architecture and subsuming much of the Western Empire's administrative infrastructure into his own kingdom. However, Theoderic's death in 526 CE destabilised the Ostrogothic Kingdom, as his grandson - still a child - ascended to the throne under the regency of his mother, Amalasuntha. Eventually, she appealed to the new Eastern Emperor, Justinian, to intervene. Her subsequent murder by rivals has given Justinian the 'casus belli' - literally the 'case for war' - he needs to reconquer Italy and reclaim the ancient seat of Imperial power.

The future of the Ostrogothic Kingdom remains uncertain - the Romans encroach with vengeful determination - and so the current incumbent must be wary if he is to retain control. However, the Ostrogoths seized this wealthy land through much skill and spilled-blood - no man, Roman or otherwise, will wrest it from their iron grasp without a fight!

Theodahad - King of the Ostrogoths


The Last Roman King of the Ostrogoths poster final.png

Return to 'The Last Roman' main page