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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybot View Post
    I've finished my Miscmods game as the Greater Polish Commonwealth (self-modded) in 1784 with the revoking of the privileges. I could continue to 1821 but that would be pointless as I've finished my final goal and the game moves at a crawl by now.




    Amusing stuff:
    -England has been exiled to Jamaica.
    -Seville was a superpower for most of the game but imploded in the last few years, probably because of losing Mexico
    -Having a dishonourable scum in the Empire is great, as it allows you to get ridiculous amounts of authority from all the wars declared on them.
    -A Chinese revolter actually managed to reforge the nation instead of plunging into endless civil war. That's a first in my games.
    -Russia is Muslim (a pet project of mine as I was beating back the hordes)
    -Riga is Jewish
    -Despite being a one-island nation, Mallorca has carved a huge African empire.

    Here are the stats. I managed a ton of culture-conversions but since I went full innovative I didn't have enough missionaries to convert everything.

    awesome

    who is the big blob in the Middle East?

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    This is my Byzantium > Roman Empire in my most recent game of the Death and Taxes mod, which, incidentally, is a great mod. The decision to change to the Roman Empire gave cores on the Balkans and Italy; the Imperialism CB did the rest. Notice, also, Austria, which is snaking its way around what's left of the HRE. And for the record, it's a really good feeling to fight desperately against Iberia and France in the beginning, and then in the late game just consume their entire European holdings.



    By the way, LOOK AT ALL THAT GREEN! That is, in my untrained opinion, a gorgeous Economic map.


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    Any reason you didn't go for mare nostrum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryuujin95 View Post
    1399-1821 Switzerland. No expansion. No vassals. No alliances.







    Basically played it through as a survival challenge, to turn Switzerland into a relatively neutral armed camp that nobody wanted to mess with. Nobody ended up declaring war on me, though I did participate in several wars - including two against Austria.

    It was difficult at times to hold myself to my self-imposed restrictions. No grain provinces mean no Grain Depot, and no port connected to Bern meant my trade was restricted to Europe. Early on, when I could at best eke out 30k-ish troops, France and Austria made me really nervous. I built a CoT after the MRs switched to Administrative.

    I started a few trade wars to help build up my Military Tradition so I could keep running a level 5/6 Army Organizer, Commandant, and Sergeant Major General as my advisers. I ended finding a better technique for building up my Tradition - rebel hunting. I became the mercenary rebel hunter of Europe and the Middle East, just give me Military Access and I would sweep them away.

    It helped finding a large country that was suffering a high revolt risk. I started out doing a lot of hunting in France, before moving on to Georgia and Russia. Helped out my relations quite a bit too.

    Austria was quite the bully towards the end of the game. I ended up guaranteeing both Georgia and Russia to discourage Austria from continued expansion in their direction. They tested me once by attacking Georgia, and got their nose bloodied for their trouble. They did get off light, though, since it didn't make me war leader and Georgia settled for a white peace by the time I cut Austria's army in half.

    My other war against Austria was one I started, so I could briefly take Tirol in order to enact the Gold Standard decision - then sell the province off the next day.

    Fun country notes:
    The Netherlands was going strong about 20-30 years ago. Then La Plata (which apparently includes Madagascar) revolted, and Austria decided to give the Dutch a beatdown, forcing them to release Brabant and taking some provinces in Scandanavia.

    Brazil in West Africa, with a couple provinces in Bolivia thrown in for good measure.

    Quebec revolted in Quebec, aside from its capitol which was the Turks Islands. Looks like Finland took most of it back.

    Haiti actually in Haiti.

    Siena and Genoa migrated to the New World.

    "Trebizondian Pattani"

    "British Colombia"
    That is most impressive! It must not have been easy to resist the temptation to expand, even a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybot View Post
    -Riga is Jewish
    How did you get that, modded in? Never seen Judaism in the game before.

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    Miscmods has the Jewish religion included

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    Quote Originally Posted by chankeen View Post
    How did you get that, modded in? Never seen Judaism in the game before.
    I was more impressed with Mallorca. Btw, in my last playthrough, Benin fell to Poland, and the Ottomans colonized the Bight of Biafra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducksox View Post
    This is my Byzantium > Roman Empire in my most recent game of the Death and Taxes mod, which, incidentally, is a great mod. The decision to change to the Roman Empire gave cores on the Balkans and Italy; the Imperialism CB did the rest. Notice, also, Austria, which is snaking its way around what's left of the HRE. And for the record, it's a really good feeling to fight desperately against Iberia and France in the beginning, and then in the late game just consume their entire European holdings.



    By the way, LOOK AT ALL THAT GREEN! That is, in my untrained opinion, a gorgeous Economic map.



    You should have dismantled the HRE now that the real deal is back from it's hiatus!

    As much of a fan as I am of the old Roman Empire, I think it just looks wrong in EUIII, still, each to their own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducksox View Post
    This is my Byzantium > Roman Empire in my most recent game of the Death and Taxes mod, which, incidentally, is a great mod. The decision to change to the Roman Empire gave cores on the Balkans and Italy; the Imperialism CB did the rest. Notice, also, Austria, which is snaking its way around what's left of the HRE. And for the record, it's a really good feeling to fight desperately against Iberia and France in the beginning, and then in the late game just consume their entire European holdings.



    By the way, LOOK AT ALL THAT GREEN! That is, in my untrained opinion, a gorgeous Economic map.

    If you can make it.. Conquer the North African Coast (To the Mediterrean)

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    The joy of slow-playing.

    Playing a Milan-Italy game, just got a beastly Austria to release Croatia* and then vassalised them. A seedling of an empire to be sure, but what name placement!



    Playing it nice and slow, surprisingly fun (used to hack 'n' slash empire building). Austria, which has yet to become emperor (phew) was getting larger and larger, so I sprung a trap on them, all other wars with them had gone awry due to them having great generals; they had 40k at my vassals borders, I stacked my 80k at the borders and BAM! declare war and half their army is gone before they get a chance to mobilise! Not exactly Cannae but it gave me a kick.

    (Plan is to form Italy, annex vassals, take up to Montenegro and give the rest to the adorable Greece that I've been feeding scraps to under the war-room table.)

    *as well as Tirol and Trent for me, Serbia for Albania (got the idea from NATO) Bulgaria and Silistra for ickle Greece.

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    Sexy borders for your vassals in the Balkans. The Byzantines need some fixing though. I think you need to evict some Anatolians and Franks from Italy and the East

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avicenna View Post
    Playing a Milan-Italy game, just got a beastly Austria to release Croatia* and then vassalised them. A seedling of an empire to be sure, but what name placement!



    Playing it nice and slow, surprisingly fun (used to hack 'n' slash empire building). Austria, which has yet to become emperor (phew) was getting larger and larger, so I sprung a trap on them, all other wars with them had gone awry due to them having great generals; they had 40k at my vassals borders, I stacked my 80k at the borders and BAM! declare war and half their army is gone before they get a chance to mobilise! Not exactly Cannae but it gave me a kick.

    (Plan is to form Italy, annex vassals, take up to Montenegro and give the rest to the adorable Greece that I've been feeding scraps to under the war-room table.)

    *as well as Tirol and Trent for me, Serbia for Albania (got the idea from NATO) Bulgaria and Silistra for ickle Greece.
    From those screenshots i can see you've been busy :P
    France, Castille and Golden Horde look like they're going to be biiig problems soon.

    who are you allied too out of curiosity?
    oh and a screen of HRE would be interesting as well.

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    NetherlandssSSSssss! But I don't think GH will be a problem, since Bohemia seems to be beating 'em up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbush View Post
    From those screenshots i can see you've been busy :P
    France, Castille and Golden Horde look like they're going to be biiig problems soon.

    who are you allied too out of curiosity?
    oh and a screen of HRE would be interesting as well.
    Allies? Other than Vassals nobody. I WAS allies with Austria, but then they got the Northern Italy mission that plunged me into two unwinnable wars (had a small army in Venice that would come out and take back provinces when it could, sucked up the WE knowing they were too and White Peace'd them). They then turned Protestant and there was no going back. Relations are pretty poor with other nations, with such strong empires if I want an alliance I'm going to have to spend hundreds of ducats I don't have on gifts. My vassals contribute aprox 30k to me, so it's like having a mid-sized ally.

    Just as a side-note, I vassalised Switzerland on a Discovered Spy CB, teach them to meddle

    HRE you say, your wish is my command!


    I'm finding this to be quite an interesting game, so thought I'd post some other tid-bits.

    Europe:

    Religion:

    Income of nations:

    Tech:

    Top Generals: (note the skill of my neighbours generals, makes wars a pain when mine have 5 overall tops.

    Armies: (Austria had 90k before I annihilated them, don't think they'll recover before I next cleanse the heresy)


    P.S. Vijayanagar only needs Ceylon's southern province to form Hindustan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aliasing View Post
    Sexy borders for your vassals in the Balkans. The Byzantines need some fixing though. I think you need to evict some Anatolians and Franks from Italy and the East
    Yeah, when I took Thrace off of Venice I released Byz, next war with Venice I gave them their eastern Anatolian provinces, then when finishing off the Ottomans I gave them what was left. Essentially they're a placeholder for when Greece cores enough of it's gifted land to handle different cultured lands.

    As for Castille/France, they're both tough cookies, I'll have to wait for an opportune moment I think...
    Quote Originally Posted by Pompan View Post
    NetherlandssSSSssss! But I don't think GH will be a problem, since Bohemia seems to be beating 'em up
    First time I've seen them form funnily enough! They seem to have forgone trade (don't own Antwerpen) for land, they're an over-sized German nation rather than the tech/trade wunderkind they usually are.

    GH does pretty well at holding them back, you're right though, seems only a matter of time before one Golden Horde gets replaced by another (we should really start calling Bohemian blobbing GH2, even their colour is right!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graspiloot View Post
    Note: No Castille => no christian DOTF => Stable Ottomans, coincedence?
    Yes:

    And Syria is Jewish, the rest is self explaining. (Yes Byzantium (+other Greeks) is Sunni)
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    My Yaroslavl game 1550, Novgorod and Lithuania are in a PU, Mazovia is a vassal and I have westernized (not modernized military yet)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_happy96 View Post
    My Yaroslavl game 1550, Novgorod and Lithuania are in a PU, Mazovia is a vassal and I have westernized (not modernized military yet)
    Nice! With that grey you look like a Russian Prussia! Will you be going east or west? I wouldn't bother forming Russia, Yaroslavl is far cooler!

    P.S. I like the Ottoman reservations in Byz! I look forward to seeing casinos like 'Sultan's Palace' pop up.

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    Just a preview to my upcoming empire ^^

    am i lucky or am i lucky?



    Seems their Ruler died during a fight with one of the hords

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