Europa Universalis II v. 1.09
The Grand Campaign, normal/normal
This is my attempt of getting the highest score with Poland in TGC.
Here she is, isn’t she beauty? Large army at start and enormous urge to do something with it. Army costs a lot especially this size at start. It would be a shame to waste it and we need access to the Baltic Sea.
But first things first. We access the Trade section and set auto sending merchants. Then a visit to religion sliders. Full on Catholicism, cause it’s our only religion right now. Then we move to main sliders managing our country. I went with centralization to boost the speed of new inventions (that can be a mistake if you plan on expanding excessively). My main goals were: plutocracy, centralization, innovativeness, free trade, offensive doctrine, land, quality and free subject. It would be great choice if I would play Holland. Now I know.
Moving on to budgeting. I blocked sliders on naval technology and stability at zero and on :
- 01.01.1419 declared war on Prussia. Soon Mecklenburg, Pommern, Bremen, Kleves, Holstein and Teutonic Order joined the war against me, myself and Lituania. I had an advantage, I was bigger than them and could mobilize more troops what soon brought effect.
- June 28, 1424 : Pommern accepted our generous peace offer. Hinterpommern is mine.
- July 24, 1428 : Prussia accepted our generous peace offer. We’ve gained Danzig, Memmel and military access.