For the last two weeks we have been bombarded with stories about Skyrim. People were, and still are, talking about all the wonderful emergent adventures they’ve been experiencing in Bethesda’s latest fantasy product. But while everyone else has been off having fun slaying dragons and doing whatever, we have been quietly playing the beta of Paradox’s forthcoming real-time strategy game, Crusader Kings II. So, why are we talking about Skyrim? Because we have come to the conclusion that CK2 will be the Skyrim of historical strategy games.