CROATIA 1st January 1429
Croats arrived in their present homeland in the 7th century AD.
In 679, Croats entered into a treaty with Pope Agatho, and Croats accepted Christianity during the rule of Prince Viseslav in 800. Viceroy Trpimir, an ancestor of the Croatian dynasty of Trpimirovic, ruled Dalmatian Croatia. In a letter dated 852, the name Hrvat (Croat) was recorded for the first time on the Adriatic coast.
Pope John VII blessed the Croatian Prince Branimir, Croatian clergy and Croatian people in St. Peter Church in Rome on May 21, 879, proclaiming the first international recognition of Croatia.
Croatia first emerged as a nation-state in 925 when Ban Tomislav, united Pannonian and Dalmatian Croatia and was crowned the first Croatian King. In the new kingdom of Croatia, 1094 the Bishopric of Zagreb was founded. Under the archdiocese of Ostrogon until 1180, and the archdiocese of Kalocza from 1180 to 1152, Zagreb was in 1852 elevated to the rank of an independent archdiocese.
In 1102 Croatia and Hungary entered into a special arrangement (Pacta conventa), under which Croatia remained independent but recognized the Hungarian King as its sovereign.
The current king is Marcovic.
7.1 in taxes
0.8 in Good Production.
-3.9 in Military Cost.
21 Victory Points.
All of the croatian realms are at the moment Catholic.
2# Get so much victory points as possible.
3# Beat the crap out of the filthy Balkan!!!
THE WAR OF BALKAN SUPREMACY.
As we started the game the croatian forces were split up so that you had 7000 infantry and 3000 cavalry in Krain and 2000 infantry and around 1000 cavalries in Croatia, and we would soon be able to use them.
The 5th January, Hungary declares war on Serbia, something we of course honours. Our 3000 troops in Croatia wait until the 10.000 army of Krain are almost in Croatia and then goes into the Serbian capital, Serbia (Beograd).
After a battle that ended in a victory 12th February, our troops are now sieging Serbia and 6000 croatians are marching to the second undefended Croatian province, Kosovo. A bloodbath is close and Croatia is going to raise to glory!!!
After Kosovo was under siege, 10000 new croatians were being recruited at home and half of the army in Kosovo is marching against the last province of Serbia, namely called Albania.
To stop the Serbians from making a peace with Hungary before we've deleted them from the map, Croatia make a individual peace with Serbias ally Moldavia, Status Quo, and then prepares for conquer everything.
Because of major losses of money the croatian state had to loan 200 gold to be able to pay for future investments.
As a 1429 comes to an end and the year 1430 comes into focus, the war don't seem to work so good on the paper. Of some reasons our victories has been deleted and only two of the defeats against a small force in Albania is registered and we now got a disgracefull warscore of -2. But this is something we will of course under the comming years will change on.
The 15th January 1430 the Serbian capital fall to Croatian hands, and new attempts to conquer Albania shall be made by the forces that are now free to be moved.
This continued with the fall of Kosovo the 14th February. Everything looks good except the evil forces of Serbia that are still positionated in Albania. But that is something I expect to change... He He He!!!
The 21th March, the Serbian army of Albania was shattered and in chaos. SERBIA SHALL FALL!
As the glorious year of 1430 ends, the warscore in the war between the supreme Croatia and the lousy Serbia is a total of +11, that is based on battlevictories that have given us a 5 in score, but we've lost -3 because of losess. We gained 5 warscore as we captured Serbia and we gained 4 in warscore as we captured Kosovo. Now I foretell the fall of Serbia will be within a year, let see if I'm correct!
The 29th June the stupid Serbian people listen to their pittfull lords cries for help and rise against the Croatian control. 6000 rebells comes into the provinces Serbia and Kosovo.
18th September 1431 Albania discover the supreme idea of living under Croatian rules and give up to the croatian forces. So now I should try to make peace or loose my dear captured provinces to these damn peasants... Hard decision... :/
I try to make peace, but to be vassals and give over all their provinces except the capital wasnt in their taste and they refused it, and within 4 days the Croatian garrison in Serbia gives up the damned rebells.
As the Serbian capital got free, they began to spit out troops and soon 10k serbians were marching towards Croatia... :/ I HATE THIS GAME!!!
But luck will come (Hopefully =l ). As soon as I saw that my croatian army that had been in Albania well had crushed the rebell forces in Kosovo the 13th March 1431, I knew I atleast had a chance.
The 11th December 1432 Serbia fall to Croatian hands one more after just the Croatian troops there just throwed the 10000 Serbian away down to Kosovo.
(Sorry guys, but I suddenly discover that as I was on the toilet I missed a january, so as I got my peace with Serbia the 11th December, I won't be able to report the exact numbers in the war against Serbia. I just want to say Sorry.)
At the beginning of the year 1433 Croatia had the nation called Serbia as vassals, even if the great king Marcovic of Croatia is thinking on changing it to "I'm the Croatias dump, please feed me".
But even if the vassalship could be enough, in a fall of greed, Marcovic demanded (And recieved) both Kosovo and Albania. Suddenly Croatias size has doubled in size.
Now, as Croatia raised to greatness, Maracovic decided to leave Hungary and keep his residency in the realms of Croatia. The vassalship between Croatia-Hungary is after 300 years officially, DEAD.
The comming years were calmer then I considered good, but it went okey anyways and the croatian part of this AAR ended the 1st January 1439.
3.1 in taxes
1.4 in Good Production.
0.7 in trade income.
-1.8 in Military Cost.
-1.5 in loan interests.
-0.7 in Land technology investments.
-0.7 in Trade technology investments.
-0.7 in Infrastructure technology investments.
Total income of -0.4
84 victory points (Thats +63 in victory score)
Kosovo and Albania are Orthodox.
Krain and Croatia are Catholic.