FORGING AN EMPIRE

History has produced great conquerers from William the Conquerer, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and the Roman Empire. Each of these commanders and empires gave me an idea about the ultimate ambition of the king in my fantasy project. What if he became interested in conquering the known world and forging it into a powerful empire? However, every empire starts small and the king would need to build his war machine from scratch like any other conquerer. With this in mind, I think the king would start with an army ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 strong and with each bit of territory he sacks this army will grow. By the end of his life, the king will have completed his conquest and his many heirs will inherit a secure throne. With each thought, I grow more eager to write this project.

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