Chapter Thirty Four
That’s the main area of concern. There a few Russian rebels and a couple further North in the ex-Kazakh lands but this is most of it.
The first extra revolt comes two days in, Orthodox zealots in Archangelsk.
January sees two more revolts, Pskovian nationalists in Kholm and Persians in Ajam.
February brings Kazakh nationalists in Kyzyl Kum and Syrian nationalists in Dayr az Zor.
Deccanese forces have crossed the frontier in Persia and attacked rebels in the border provinces.
April brings more rebels, Syrian nationalists in heavily garrisoned Damascus, Persians in Deccanese patrolled Kerman and the first support for the Pretender in Cherson.
May’s rebels are a Pretender force in Tobolsk, Reformed zealots in Budjak and Khivan nationalists in Khiva.
In the middle of all this I get a boundary dispute on the Timurid province of Karshi.
September brings a Persian revolt in Fars even as the Khan is just about to wipe out a large rebel force in the province
Trezibon converts in November.
November sees another Pretender uprising this time in Saratow and Khivan nationalists in Kara Kum.
Persia – January 1560
Essentially the TSC is under control. I have 100000 men under arms so the odds are much better than in earlier days.
January brings a Georgian nationalist revolt in Imereti.
The next month has a Muscovite revolt in Viatka.
Khawarzam cores as March 1560 starts.
The Pretender is killed in April and it’s all mopping up now.
May brings a Persian uprising in Mazandaran and more Khivans in Kara Kum.
There’s a second revolt in Mazandaran as well as a Khorasani rising in Khurasan during June.
July brings another Muscovite revolt in Yaroslavl and Khivan nationalists in recently cored Khawarzam.
August and Moscow revolts, 18 regiments strong.
September sees Muscovite nationalists in Viatka (my troops haven’t left yet) and Reformed zealots in Budjak again.
Budjak converts in November but the province is besieged by zealots and the relief force is in northern Persia!
December 1560 brings an end to the TSC. There are no rebel occupied provinces and only four rebel armies still in the field. Tver didn’t get the memo and revolts later in the month.
The Strategic situation isn’t too good. To the West are hostile Lithuania and Hungary both large and advanced enough to hurt me. South lie the Ottomans capable of inflicting very great pain and they’ve guaranteed the Mamluks. Eastwards the Muslim minors are allied with or guaranteed by Deccan while Ming is looking expansionary again.
I’ve guaranteed Sweden and Poland looking for a war with Lithuania where I have high tech allies.
It’s touch and go but I relieve Budjak in time! – 100% siege and 780 defenders.
Vyazma cores in July
Khivan nationalists rise in Atak in August 1561.
I also DOW Crete to trigger the Persian warning.
The idea here is to vassalise Persia and keep Hormuz out of Deccan’s hands. The forces available are probably disproportionate to the situation.
Peace with Persia – November 1561
Atak revolts again days later.
December sees Ukrainian nationalists in Chernigov.
January 1562 brings a Muscovite rebellion in Vologda
The Kazakh provinces of Alimuly and Zheteru core in February.
The next year is quiet until I get a boundary dispute with Iraq. If only they weren’t allied with Deccan…
A month later I get another boundary dispute; this one’s a bit trickier the Ottoman owned province of Sivas in Anatolia.
May brings yet another boundary dispute this one on the Lithuanian province of Mogilyov.
September 1563 and it’s time to gamble…
The gamble is of course that Deccan will dishonour both alliances and I can run riot in Arabia.
Rebel Count = 632 (+30)
Rebels = 3,380,000 (+160,000)