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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronn View Post
    Good luck to you, progress is impressive, i hope you will share expirience.
    Experience? I am imploding with revolts!

    I got more than 500 divisions and more than half of them are stationed killing rebels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurningEGO View Post
    Current date, 1567.

    You think i still got time to eat the rest of the world?

    Oh, does anyone know who i am btw?

    EDITED: answer is ryukyu.
    Impressive. Have you westernized at all yet?
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    I westernized later around 1610 but i think it was a major mistake.

    I am still 20 years away from a centralization (its 1620 or something like that now) click to do a military reform and as i said, i am imploding with revolts.

    900 divisions and i barely got 100k working offensively to gain extra land.

    If i didnt westernize i could still recruit maurician infantry. I annexed Sweden around 1590 and started popping maurician infantry like mad, even if at slow speed due to war exhaustion. With full narrowminded/decentralized revolts would be much easier due to lower war exhaustion.

    I think this game will end in failure though - japan isnt forming and the ai is just too stupid to form japan. And i cant annex them if they dont.

    EDITED: Another reason not to westernize is that Asian Mass Infantry and Asian Charge Cavalry are fairly good troops specially with good generals like the ones i have at the moment. With Najd i had plenty of troubles conquering the world with Muslim Muskeeteers, but Asian Mass Infantry properly backed up and in proper numbers are very very good.

    Current game. 1629.

    Last edited by BurningEGO; 29-06-2011 at 11:40.
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    The newest patch allows you to disable the Shogunate and thus conquer Japan.

    Happy conquering!



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    I imagine being over the infamy limit (which you must be, surely) would make it incredibly difficult to Westernise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sihulm View Post
    I imagine being over the infamy limit (which you must be, surely) would make it incredibly difficult to Westernise.
    The only issue was regarding stability. Each stability point costed me about 60k-100k i think.

    Sometimes i decided to save and reload to prevent stability hits from events.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurningEGO View Post
    I westernized later around 1610 but i think it was a major mistake.

    I am still 20 years away from a centralization (its 1620 or something like that now) click to do a military reform and as i said, i am imploding with revolts.

    900 divisions and i barely got 100k working offensively to gain extra land.

    If i didnt westernize i could still recruit maurician infantry. I annexed Sweden around 1590 and started popping maurician infantry like mad, even if at slow speed due to war exhaustion. With full narrowminded/decentralized revolts would be much easier due to lower war exhaustion.

    I think this game will end in failure though - japan isnt forming and the ai is just too stupid to form japan. And i cant annex them if they dont.

    EDITED: Another reason not to westernize is that Asian Mass Infantry and Asian Charge Cavalry are fairly good troops specially with good generals like the ones i have at the moment. With Najd i had plenty of troubles conquering the world with Muslim Muskeeteers, but Asian Mass Infantry properly backed up and in proper numbers are very very good.

    Current game. 1629.
    *snip*
    Why can't you recruit maurician infantry?? I thought you could always recruit other nations infantry as long as you have land with their core on it.

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    How to be successful as Navarra 101:

    I became a vassal of Castille at the start of the game, spent all my massive trade income to rush to 7 trade tech for Quest for the New World, and own a massive piece of land in North America in the year 1423.



    Now when this land cores in 50 years I can colonize all the way to Mexico in the year 1473 and then annex Mexico with all it's rich lands and move my capitol to America.

    Played like this Navarra is actually one of the more powerful European countries, even though your nation only has 4,000 inhabitants. Funnily enough at the height of my crusade I had twice as many mercenaries as my nation had people, good thing mercenaries can't rebel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto I, HRE View Post
    How to be successful as Navarra 101:

    I became a vassal of Castille at the start of the game, spent all my massive trade income to rush to 7 trade tech for Quest for the New World, and own a massive piece of land in North America in the year 1423.



    Now when this land cores in 50 years I can colonize all the way to Mexico in the year 1473 and then annex Mexico with all it's rich lands and move my capitol to America.

    Played like this Navarra is actually one of the more powerful European countries, even though your nation only has 4,000 inhabitants. Funnily enough at the height of my crusade I had twice as many mercenaries as my nation had people, good thing mercenaries can't rebel
    I don't know why but it looks very familiar to me

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    I do with Irish minors what you did with Navarra. Except if you grab only Yamasee, sometimes a mission fires where you can take Muskegee, Apalachee, or Pensacola and get a core on them. That way you can actually get a core in New World pre 1430. Then mint like crazy to get 1k ducats to move capital. In a game where Portugal gets cannibalized by Castille you might have 50 or 60 years of colonizing all to yourself.
    Last edited by shevchenko65; 30-06-2011 at 03:21.

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    Yeah did the same thing with Brittany once. Really not such a bad option when you're failing in Europe =D

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    Quite proud of this one. Work in progress. Beating land out of Castille/France. I was thinking about forming Spain but the gold colour is prettier than yellow IMHO.

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    So is taking the new world as navarra the new common thing to do or something?

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    I posted it because of the other one. I've been playing Navarra and Byzantium

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selukon View Post
    So is taking the new world as navarra the new common thing to do or something?
    That's the hot thing today, dude...
    Is there any moment in history where a country attacks another country because their allied with a country that is at war with a country that is the first countries ally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mammoet View Post
    Yeah did the same thing with Brittany once. Really not such a bad option when you're failing in Europe =D
    did it with Brittany , but i didn't lose my european possessions (half of France by the time I grabbed America ..)
    no more unfinished IN AAR's

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    Psh. You people just don't wanna try it with Athens so you use Navarra instead. ;D

    Regardless, I've found Navarra can be more difficult in recent times as you are automatically put into your Overlord's wars. Might be because I switched to it from Austria (was playing a von Habsburg game, not an Austria game)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mammoet View Post
    Why can't you recruit maurician infantry?? I thought you could always recruit other nations infantry as long as you have land with their core on it.
    I didnt mean that. I meant that i could recruit maurician infantry even if i didnt westernize, so there is little to no point in westernizing during a WC.

    All the centralization/innovativeness kills you with revolts, so its probably better not to westernize and get as decentralized/narrowminded as possible.
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    I started off by immediately annexing Khmer or Sukothai (or both, I don't remember). There were a lot of revolts in the first 100 years, and the worst part of them was all the ping-ponging. All of the Asian territory is cored except Japan which I didn't think I was able to completely take at first, but then decided to in the last 50 years.

    I gotta say, I loved it when I switched to the western tech group. It was like turbo tech mode just activated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Da-V-Man View Post
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    I started off by immediately annexing Khmer or Sukothai (or both, I don't remember). There were a lot of revolts in the first 100 years, and the worst part of them was all the ping-ponging. All of the Asian territory is cored except Japan which I didn't think I was able to completely take at first, but then decided to in the last 50 years.

    I gotta say, I loved it when I switched to the western tech group. It was like turbo tech mode just activated.
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