Celtic Chronicle

The Strategy Chronicles, collected edition

T.J. Hafer at

For the past 16 weeks, I've been chronicling the rise and fall of tribes, kingdoms, and great heroes in historical strategy games. It all started in Civilization V with The Celtic Chronicle, and has made its way to the currently-running Crusader Kings Chronicle. The feature is taking a week off, so between now and next Wednesday is the perfect time to go back and get caught up, or just reminisce about all of the epic moments of ages past. You'll find links to every entry ever, with clip show-esque highlights, inside.


Civilization V: The Celtic Chronicle, part 3 (520 A.D. to 1450 A.D.)

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Gather 'round the fire of time and prepare to hear an epic tale that spans the entirety of human history! Well, a millennium of it. Every Wednesday, I've been chronicling the progress of my Celtic civilization in Civ 5's new Gods & Kings expansion. In Part 2, the Celtic Republic was formed, and brought holy war to the lands of England in the name of PC Elitism. Now, with the Celts and the English united under the growing religion, the Middle Ages dawn in a rare state: peace.

Missed Part 1? Read how it all began.


Civilization V: The Celtic Chronicle, part 2 (1150 B.C. to 520 A.D.)

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My friends! Gather 'round the fire and prepare to hear an epic tale that spans the entirety of human history! I'm in the middle of chronicling the progress of my Celtic civilization in Civ V's new Gods & Kings expansion, with a new entry every Wednesday. In Part 1, I led my Ancient Era empire to glorious battle against the French, culminating in the long Siege of Paris. This week, my march through the Classical Era brings closure to the war and all the ramifications that come with it.


Civilization V: The Celtic Chronicle, part 1 (4000 B.C. to 1150 B.C.)

T.J. Hafer at

My friends! Gather 'round the fire and prepare to hear an epic tale that spans the entirety of human history! Over the next few weeks, I will be chronicling the progress of my Celtic civilization in Civ V's new Gods & Kings expansion— a new entry every Wednesday. It is sure to be a tale of warfare, betrayal, alliances, and going bankrupt because I built too many freaking land improvements again. Pay attention. This will be on the mid-term.