Originally Posted by Winterwolf00
How about another alternative. Instead of becoming a vassal what if you could flee if they take the city. Like the horde option in Rome total war barbarian invasion. A percentage of your population flees and tries too eek out a living in the wilderness. Maybe they could settle down somewhere that looks safe and start over, build camps and hunt. Like in the movie Defiance.
Hmm nice idea but i beleive if you did that then it would be hard to ever become a large player once a large player is established around your area. Becouse he would be growing larger but you would have to keep starting over. Widening the gap between you to the point of no victory.