Dear all, this will be my first Victoria AAR. Basically, Iíve played the game for a couple of months now, and I think that itís time to do another World Conquest AAR for the UK. This will be done in the form of a standard history of Britain written from a completely unbiased point of view.
I started in 1.02, and upgraded to 1.03 later on. Thus some things that worked in 1.02 (Oregon territory, for example), wonít work in 1.03.
Anyway, to get the out of character stuff out of the way, hereís basically my strategy
1 Ruthlessly horde machine parts in order to prevent the world from industrialising
2 Slash naval and crime spending initially, in order to boost research spending and still make a profit.
3 Research culture, business and industrial techs (in that order) to try and maximise prestige and profits
4 The usual stuff, start industrialising by building steel, glass, paper, cement, fabric and lumber factories, before moving into better ones like fertiliser, furniture, clothes, and eventually build high end factories when my economy can support them
5 Gain cheap prestige by early colonising and a few quick colonial wars
6 Gain great relations with several key great powers, trade meaningless things to get loads of money to build railways etc
7 Convert a vast number of Indians into soldiers, and make my grim march to world conquest.
8 Iíll go for a late game WC- may be difficult, as defence gets tougher towards the end, but thatíll be the way I do it. In 1870 I will start to take on the world.
Will I succeed? Who knows, but it should be fun. Iíve played up to about 1885 at the moment, and hopefully Iíll be able to succeed- but who knows?