Plagues were very common in the middle ages because of the bad
hygienic conditions. Disease suddenly appeared and swept through the whole
country. The remedies were also very primitive, so many people died.
When you attack an infected country, your soldiers become sick, and will
infected your country when they arrive home. You have two choices: wait until the plague
disappears or build some hospitals to help cure your people.
How long does the plague rage in your country? It depends on the
size of the country. Every acre you have counts as one disease unit, so 200
acres means 200 units of disease. Every round, this number decreases by 1.
This means, in a country with 200 acres, it takes 200 rounds to
get healthy again. Hospitals help you cure your people. Every working
hospital decreases the number of the disease units by 3 additional units
every round. Important! 1 and 3 units do not mean the number of people,
these units just help you to calculate how long the plague will rage in your
During the plague, less and less people get the disease. In
the beginning many inhabitants die, towards the end
only a couple.
You cannot infect a country by attacking it. They will only get infected
if they themselves attack an infected country. While your country has the plague and your
allies call your soldiers to help them, they will not get infected. They will
also not get the disease when you ask for help, or you start an attack and
take them along, even if the target country itself is infected.
If you attack an Undead country, your soldiers will become infected, and
will spread the plague in your country when they arrive back.
Your country can only get infected following a military attack; if you steal
people from an infected country, your people will not get the disease.
Important! When your country is ill and you send out a
troop to attack someone, the number of soldiers you lose during the journey
is double of the normal loss (just ON the way NOT IN WAR).
When this troop arrives back, they will reinfect your country, and the
plague will start all over again.