First war against Muscowy
The rotten swines from Muscowy declared war on me (1439), mostly because I own Ingermanland (which they have claim on). I call for help from my alliance, and they all agree to join the war. I split Scharpenbergs army in two, and send one half to Kexholm (owned by Muscowy), and the other to Olonets (owned by Tver). Both these provinces have ugric culture, which happens to be my stateculture. Gaining these provinces will therefore be a nice addition to the Order. Since I'm fighting a defensive war, I won't get much BB points from gaining provinces from a peaceproposal.
The siege of both provinces proceed at a fast pace. I have only met small enemy armies, no big deal for the Livonian leaders. Poland and Lithuania is doing the main fighting around Moscow. They fight so well that Poland conquers the only province of Ryazan, and thereby annexed them. One surprising event happened to me during the war. Some years ago Lithuania went bankrupt, and they have struggled ever since with unstability. The outcome of the situation was most fortunate for me:
Vinke sieging Kexholm, Scharpenberg sieging Olonets
A baltic culture province for free (and no BB)! Thanks! However, this gives Lithuania a permanent casus belli against me. I will try to mantain good relations with them as long as I'm weaker than them. As for the war, the two provinces are captured before the end of the year. I quickly send my troops back to Ingermanland, to avoid further attrition. The next part of the plan was to siege Novgorod, but I never got that far. Lithuania accepted peace with Muscowy, giving me Kexholm and some ducats. Poland remain in the war, since they had a separate peace with Ryazan.
Results after the first war against Muscowy
In 1443 Poland gets 43 ducats from Muscowy to end the war. Not much else is happening. My alliance finished a war against Crimea (which I never bothered to fight in), where Lithuania gained Jedisan from Crimea. My casus belli against Denmark expired, so I won't do any warfare against Scandinavia in the near future. Instead I have my attention focused at Muscowy and its allies, hoping for a good opportunity (for war) to rise. Meanwhile I promote the bailiffs in my new provinces, and train some infantry. In 1449 I lose the command of Scharpenberg. The same year I also reach the important level in the offensive doctrine - my leaders get +1 shock value. I also sent an insult to Sweden, hoping them to declare war on me. There is no need to insult Muscowy, since our relations are already at -200, and they have a permanent casus belli on me.
In 1452 Lithuania again DoW's Crimea. Knowing that Lithuania and Poland will steamroll them, I don't want to waste any troops on fighting. The war ends with two provinces to Lithuania and 156 ducats to the alliance. The next years was quiet for the Order. The money was rolling in (around 50 ducats in census taxes) and the reputation was again at honourable (0 BB). Since my neighbours hadn't declared war on me, I had to declare war on them. Waiting for a war when you have 0 BB is not good - your diplomats must have something to do! My targets was either Muscowy or the Scandinavian alliance. I had no casus belli vs any of them. DoW'ing will cost me 4 BB points, which is too much. However, it only cost 2 BB to DoW a nation you have +100 relations with! Since my relations vs Denmark was +116, it was clear where the next war was taking place.
Second war against Scandinavia
The second Scandinavian war started on the 1st march 1455, with Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Oldenburg vs Livonian Order, Teutonic Order, Poland and Lithuania (as the aggressors). I sent my 17k army once again to Nyland, where my fleet was blockading the port. Around 1000 Swedish troops were waiting there, but they were easily defeated. The Scandinavians tried numerous times to beat my fleet of 14 galleys, but they were unsuccessfull each time. That shock bonus sure helps! One of defeated ships had maps which were stolen. This revealed Kola and northern Norway. The Danes were more successfull at land - they captured Kexholm before I had made any progress at the siege in Nyland. Nyland had a small fortress, which made things frustrating. When the winter came, I sent 14k of my troops onto my fleet to reduce attrition. The 3k troops remaining was still in Nyland to have the siege "on hold".
3000 infantry keeping the siege on hold in Nyland, while the main army is resting in the galleys
The 20k army from Poland attacked the Swedes in Ingermanland, and lost!
When spring arrived, the troops disembarked and the siege progressed at full speed. The fortress fell before the year was over. The next year the Swedish provinces were full of troops from Poland, making it easier for me to do my business: Togheter with troops from Teutonic Order, we liberated Kexholm from the Danes. After that 1000 cavalry was sent to capture Karelia, Kola, Finmark and Nordland (none of them had fortress).
Nyland is captured. Waiting for Kexholm to be liberated.
The Danes gave up in april 1457, giving me Kola and Karelia, and the alliance 416 ducats! I tried to get a separate peace with Sweden, securing Nyland, but they rejected my offer.
Results after the second war against Scandinavia
But hey, I can't complain.
Edit: For an unknown reason, some parts of this update is written in present time. However, I'm to lazy to fix this