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    How to build a great army?

    I'm kind of new to Victoria so I'm just interested in all the simple steps that must be done to build the largest potential army of your country.

    High military spending is necessary to recruit soldiers, I got that. As Greece however I never got the opportunity to mobilize, not even when I was at war. Don't now why.

    And a very high military spending did not give me the expected results either. In Victoria 1 one could just directly convert farmers (I think) to soldiers, in addition to mobilizing. I haven't seen anything like that in Victoria 2. So, since I just want to crush the Ottoman Empire as Greece (the post war economic consequences aside), and only were able to muster some 20 - 30 000 soldiers I was the one getting crushed you see

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    Increasing your military spending won't get you more soldiers...well, you'll get more soldiers but they'll all promote to officers because of the enormous amounts of money you give them. Keep the military slider at 50-60% for best results. Decrease it if you see that your officer pool increases above 0.20% (can be seen when hovering your mouse over the "leadership" pool). Mobilization depends on how many of your poor strata you can mobilize, it's increased with technologies and reduced with liberal ideaologies. You can mobilize right under the "build army" button.

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    Any other strategies for making a large army in Victoria 2?

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    get the techs that lower casulty rate. Increase population growth and conquer high populated area's.
    Since Soldier is always a demotion it's easier to get those from new territory.
    So Soldier is the lowest class on the population ladder.
    Tax the poor to oblivion helps to encourage a live as a soldier and counter's promotion to officer's.

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    can also use national focus as well as what everyone else said. I use national focus on my most populous states for at least a year and a half to 2 years before a war. Atleast if playing a small country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy1 View Post
    I'm kind of new to Victoria so I'm just interested in all the simple steps that must be done to build the largest potential army of your country.

    High military spending is necessary to recruit soldiers, I got that. As Greece however I never got the opportunity to mobilize, not even when I was at war. Don't now why.

    And a very high military spending did not give me the expected results either. In Victoria 1 one could just directly convert farmers (I think) to soldiers, in addition to mobilizing. I haven't seen anything like that in Victoria 2. So, since I just want to crush the Ottoman Empire as Greece (the post war economic consequences aside), and only were able to muster some 20 - 30 000 soldiers I was the one getting crushed you see
    Greece is annoying to play, UK is worth s*** as ally. Even worse if Ottomans ally with NGF.

    Without big population you simply won´t have a big army.

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