Prosciutto – Hamming it up with the di Parmas… 31!
Yep, we now have as many episodes as Baskin-Robbins serves flavors
In Part 30 Benvenuto accidentally started a war with the Emir Of Galicia, won and lost the Succession War of Bari by fighting it for an ally and having to hand over the realm to him, chose the second best wife in Southern Europe for his son and heir, and at long last felt ready to carry out his father’s legacy and invade Sicily and claim the crown. In this part, a long war, Templars and the Emir of Galicia rides again.
……and stops in Cosenza to start a war with Benvenuto. Busy in the south Benvenuto calls the mustachioed heroes of Bulgaria. ‘I’m sorry, the army you are calling is busy right now, Nikola and his band are pillaging Damascus, please leave a message after the tone and we’ll get right back to you’. Benvenuto calls his cousin in Lithuania and they promptly arrive, less moustaches, more furry boots.
Galicia is almost defeated, but a quiet whisper in Benvenuto’s ear by his war council suggests that after their defeat and the fall of Sicily there will not be enough territory in Salerno hands to convince the Emir to cede our gains. We may have to sail to Spain to finish this war
Unaccustomed to a shore landing and an attack from the sea Benvenuto sends in the Lithuanians first. 2000 men leave for glory, 1000 return in shame – less moustaches, more soggy boots. With a dismissive wave of the hand and a ‘You made me do this’ look on his face, he sends in the merciless, undefeated Knights Templar.