Nice images of huge empires!
Nice images of huge empires!
Sure, it's not a world conquest, but in my Switzerland game I had a pretty amazing start where I immediately got a few vassals and just kept spreading, so in 1821 the wonderful Democracy of Switzerland has many cantons all over the world, including the very happy Chihan rebel cantons.
The world is pretty crazy, too.
The yellow blob all over Sibir is Bohemian Asia, the sandy one is Persia, the purple blob is Byzantium. Other honorable mentions are Denmark and many minors, like Genoa and Catalunya, who moved to South America.
Last edited by Velociturtle; 12-06-2012 at 20:43.
Say hello to the Kingdom of Lorraine! Imperial Administration is available, but the king refuses to adopt the title of Emperor.
(regarding the first pic: apparently they don't kid when they say converting to .bmp might cause loss of color info)
Lorraine has France, Oldenburg, and Thuringia in Personal Unions. France has been in a personal union for about 60-70 years. Three-province Brandenburg was inherited at one point, but Brandenburgian Nationalists have seized eastern Brandenburg from their Austrian owners, the only part of Brandenburg proper not inherited by Lorraine.
Lorraine has the world's largest army, numbered at 110,000 soldiers with a healthy tactical mix of infantry and cavalry. On top of Lorraine's large army, Lorraine's vassals - which number somewhere between ten and twenty vassals - each have around 5,000 troops or so, besides the Hansa and Bavaria whose economies can support over 10,000 troops.
Lorraine has claimed victory over several strong nations, such as Austria (who has been defeated about 5 times), Milan, Castille and others.
In the victory over Castille, Lorrainian troops didn't do anything. Rather, French and vassal troops conquered Castille in the name of Lorraine, allowing Lorraine to extract large amounts of cash from the Castillian treasury and force the release of Granada (who might be Catholic now - I am unsure), Galicia, and Navarra, who used the opportunity of a weak Castille to recover lands soon afterwards.
Lorraine's heavy taxation and trading prowess, along with the seizure of Austrian gold mines and Italian salt mines, gives her the most income in the world. Over the next century, a plan will be carried out to diplomatically annex individual German states. It's possible Lorraine will forsake her Burgandian-French heritage to claim itself ruler of all Germanic peoples and carry out conquests to protect the German people in central Europe.
In other news, Danzig became quite large and annexed Poland at one point. Lorraine rectified that.
Last edited by ajsciri4; 13-06-2012 at 00:43.
I'm going to see how far I can get. Maybe I can burn up this inflation, catch up at least to Eastern European tech. If nothing else, I'll always be able to expand east.
-.1 per level? :O a 9 admin ruler would be nine times more effective than national bankOriginally Posted by Rauchen
EDIT: nevermind, I just realized that France already annexed most of their vassals, so I'd inherit and get cores on the vassal's territory anyway. However, with all those cores, I couldn't sell land needed to have German as the primary culture of the nation.
Last edited by ajsciri4; 13-06-2012 at 00:55.
Back with a Brandeburg -> Prussia -> (eventually) Germany game in D&T.
Those scattered little Prussian... enclaves... are largely from PU inheritances from Milan, Bavaria, Oldenburg, Luxembourg (oh, the irony), and Hesse. I will, of course, continue to absorb other HRE members so that my borders aren't so... goofy.
In any case, I have most of the electors vassalized, and the position of Holy Roman Emperor is all but assured, which, unlike my first Brandenburg -> Prussia game, is a good thing because one of the ways of forming Germany in D&T involves being the Emperor. Most (~3/4th) of the empire has converted (forcefully or otherwise. Mostly the former) to Protestantism.
Biggest rivals have been the usual: Bohemia (now mostly neutered), Austria (pretty much neutered after a brief period of expansion-through-inheritances. They would've expanded into France, had the Emperor [read: me] not decided to attack them, ostensibly to 'free' Tirol and Switzerland.), Poland (that territory hungary has out east? used to be poland's), and Lithuania (...they guaranteed everybody back in the day.) The only unusual rival has been Hungary, and only because of guarantees & defender of the faith hijinks.
Oh, and there was France, who tried to invade the HRE a while back. It... did not go very well for them. Just prussia alone would've been a match for them, and I'd already vassalized ~1/2 the empire by then, so... yeah, sucked to be them. Didn't even catch a break after the war, given that Austria immediately went after them with their full military power (~100k troops at the time, I think) while they had something like... 15k total. Would have been bad for both me and France had Austria expanded any more, so... yeah, I intervened
...those freaking Chobanids. And Novgorod.
And China... well, china's a complete mess.
Oh, and the Aztecs are still around, somehow. They're Catholic and using a government other than Tributary Empire.
Me + my vassals...
Silesian Republic (Brandeburg,Moldavia and Pommeria are my vassals)
First war against Bohemia was fun, OPM against emperor with 60 k army.
After war of liberation :
How did you do that?
I've tried like 4 times but always got bored before they got beaten hard enough to rebel successfully.
Trier! What in blazes are you doing!? You're not supposed to be that ambitious! Get back into your two-province state where you belong!
^ "Iceland"? "Always"? Truly? That is hilarious.
And every country is playable. :P. Prawnstar, the AAR god, has proven that.
Every country in HRE is easy,simple strategy : Trade, get rich, get land tech advantage, conquer all.