Happy thoughts, happy thoughts...
OH GOD! RUN!
Vijay -> Hindustan.
My first ever India game and I am amazed at how easy it has been. Those cores are so, so overpowered.
Anyway, it's only 1483. Where to go from here?
Get on a boat and seize an East Engand Trade Port. Or colonise Portugal. You get the idea
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon - Napoleon Bonaparte
All war is deception - Sun Tzu
All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers - Francois Fenelon
All this worldly wisdom was once the heresy of some wise man - Henry David Thoreau
You will have failed the game if everything visible in that screenshot is not incorporated into Hindustan. As my DW key is invalid, can someone please post the Hindustan flag from the avatars for me?
You should convert as much of the world as possible to hinduism. Also take Indochina and what is now Pakistan.
Go East, Young Man.
Happy thoughts, happy thoughts...
OH GOD! RUN!
Anyway, here's the main lines of what I written :
Build naval buildings level 4 (or 5 and 6 if you can) in a few provinces for maximum ships production
Build naval building level 1 (docks) in all your colonies with tariff for a 25% boost to production.
Build production building level 3 in all your colonies for another 25% boost to production.
Use all remaining money not spent on magistrates at the end of a year to build light ships (do not build galleys or transports as they do not count toward sea lane protection).
Try to bring your inflation down by -0.10 a year if you can afford to (national bank + a Master of Mint should enable you to do so without losing too much income to do the rest of this list).
I would suggest making a new save file just to examine the difference. Thus take note of your investment total in your finance screen and compare 10 years down the line by doing this. I think having caught up in tech and being host to a powerful economy would be a decent end goal for the game. I'd love if you could PM me the results of this, as I'm no expert in Eu3 and would love to know if what I said is worthwhile It seems to make sense in any case! Having gotten myself out of an ugly economic pit in this game, by expanding too fast and forgetting to consolidate my economy, I absolutely believe that you can save this game with the time you have left.
Oh, another thing that I forgot to mention : if you do not mind not having a particular edge in any given tech field, since you should be able to field pretty strong armies in any case, you should be able to put all sliders in the tech investment window at equal value.
I'm going to have a lot of colonizing to do....
Formed Mughals as Chagatai. The Timurids were always my friends (huge war subsidies!) until I settled down. After that we fought many a war, mostly quite inconclusively. The Timmies were doing quite well but then the poor buggers got into conflict with a bunch of Western nations like Portugal, Castille and England. They managed, but got weakened enough for me to occupy them like this.
I think I'll colonize to Samarkand etc. and then work my way down into Persia.
settling down as a horde = ultimate backstab
Also hugely relieved this did not end with the report "The Three Mountains achievement broken. Steps to reproduce: ..." - Rufo
"I pity the fool who has to fill out 272 years of Indian history." - Cuthuthulu
"(Wouldnt Hitler look much friendlier with curls and that silly mustache shaved off?)" - podcat
"This ascii art is terrible." - Jacob Braughton on titin
That's my goal as Yuan.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.
Occultus Orbis Terrestre mod, 1399 start:
Leading a PU with France (not reaaally interested in inheritance, I mainly took them so I could beat up Austria and whoever else wanted some); claimed Sicily's throne - gonna have to fight Poland-Lithuania in a succession war; allied with Portugal and Switzerland; have Tirol, Corsica, Croatia, Ragusa, Bosnia, Montenegro, Florence, Ferrara, Urbino and Mantua as vassals; kicked the Pope out of Italy; and all the land I own is cored. Going pretty nicely so far, I think ;D Now I just need cores on those Italian minors and I'll be able to form Italy, any ideas on easy ways to do this?
EDIT: and now the German Pope is my vassal too (:<
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I orginally was'nt planning on putting a picture of this game up until the end year YET! sadly my save wont go past 1568 ( I wanted to use this save eventually in vicky )
In this game i'm playing as Circassia a union nation of the caucus mountain people ( Ossentian, Chechen, Avar ).
Color - Green
Location - Black Sea/ Caucus Mountains, Romania
Religion - Buddhist
Gov - Noble Republic
Year - 1568
tech - Westernized
Owns two rich cots Astrakhan and Kefe
7th richest country
Most of Crimea is now Circassian cultured
Allies - Mordovia
Side note : this is a mod of miscmods. I've added many new nations and cultures i believed were missing. Also I've added a new bookmark where the Mongolia Empire spread Buddhism. This creates some pretty interesting developments with half of Russia being orthodox and half being Buddhist.
This is my papal states game where I have united Italy in the year 1585. All my land is catholic and also Iraq, Kanem Bournu, Lebanon and Tunisia are all catholic theocracies under my rule.
Also most of Central Asia was converted to Hinduism by Raj.
Religion: Theravada Buddhist
This is my Hanseatic Empire, it took a while to build. Initially I just got a few horrible provinces from boundary disputes, but I manage to get conquer our neighbours repeatedly on Denmark and then Sweden once I got Skane. I used trade disputes to vassalise most of the Empire, became a feudal monarchy and then emperor. I took Genoa, waited for it to core and then I ripped Austria apart who had most of Hungary, Italy and Bavaria. I then released about half my vassals apart from Trier and diploannexed Brandenburg, and went on a PU hunt with spies and claims on thrones, and its taken me about 200 years to actually inherit to form Germany. I also somehow got a lucky personal union with Russia who broke it two times and tried to many more times over about 200 years, but after a while I just got a massive army and put them down.
My borders are quite ugly but I've been using imperialism to take over France instead of Germany because of the infamy from being in the HRE.
I'm going to mod my game slightly because for some reason Russia lost its cores on Siberia even though it had Orthodox religion and Russian culture, and I don't want to deal with rebellions from Finistere to Irkutsk.
Heres my current, not quite yet Empire, Brandenburg game:
Leading PU with Nitra (Slovaks), maintaining Luneburg as loyal vassal (just got core on them will annex soon), and yes, AI Novgorod actually managed to form Russia -> their 9 DIP ruler got incredibly lucky and through some rebel bug managed to get most of collapsed Moscovy and so we now have a Russia!
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