Britain stole the few Portugese NA colonies I couldn't burn with spies (no more natives to rise up ) and took down Cherokee. France colonized Newfoundland and Labrador, losing those two islands to Scandinavia during one of their clashes. Reformation slowed France down a lot though, I was close to actively finishing colonization of the USA to prevent a big red blob with a blue coastal border. Britiain found Mutapa though and spent 70 years taking one province at a time from them, phew!
I owned the Venician horder bordering provinces (now Lithuania bordering) in order to boost colonists. The Dutch attempted to take parts of Brazil, when they attacked France during their brief stint as Emperor I siezed them and sold them to Portugal following the war. Portugal colonized everything from Brazil's "nose" to french Guayana on it's own, then got distracted by Africa.
Alaska was sold piecemeal to France to slow down the British advance up the coast. The non-coastal colonization is entirely AI though. France got lucky and beat Britains troops to the Huron, I'd have split the territories between them to make a cleaner US/Canada border myself, but, silly AI ;/
Just wish I could find out which file I needed to edit so my Indian possessions read "Spanish India" instead of "Asia", "French Canada" would be a nice thing to see too =P
I could have,but i really didnt want to as the revolt risk all over north america would have been crazy :P.
or The Showdown of Big Colored Blobs
Im in process of grabbing Italy, war with Poland imminent, although im first in most categories, as you can see there is plenty of superpowers aroud, Castilla and France having significant tech and naval advantage already...
I already control pretty big part of Asia, but Ming got like all of it
Raph: 1 Labourer
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Issues: Planned Economy/Full Citizenship
Current Work: Supermarket
Cash Reserves: 0£
Militancy: 5 (+0.15)
Counsciousness: 10 (+1.00)
But i havent seen anyone claiming Jihad trophy yet and campaign is challenging enough so maybe i will even finish it someday
1. release vassal
2. declare Holy War
3. Annex vassal
rinse & repeat.
as of different religion relation malus, i shouldnt even need to insult them before DoW
i already did this to 1 india vassal - they got juicy CoT
Only real strategic issue for me now is France & Castille and their combined fleet of 100+ Big Ships, Bohemia's HRE and theirs tech advantage... luckily i got those nice modern arty and inf from Italy
Gela's Guide to EU3 for Beginners
(Finished for now!)
Winner of Best Gameplay AAR (EU 1-3) Q3 2011
Awarded WritAAR of the Week 6/26/11
"No. It is my sole ambition in life to live in America." - Cacra
"Cacra... equal to pewt" - DevidaS
My Aragonese Empire, 1730s:
I survived Castille early on by allying with France. Luckily, I was able to claim the throne of France and enter a PU. I then used the French army to conquer the Iberian peninsula. I also claimed the throne of Naples, and forced a PU. Several years later, I inherited France, Naples, and Savoy almost simultaneously. My kingdom had expanded by 300% within a small time frame. It was very difficult to hold onto these lands while the overextension event fired. Once I was able to stabilize my empire, I basically colonized west Africa, South America, and I continued conquering western Europe.
Overall, I think its one of my best empires thus far using a minor.
Last edited by djCynic; 09-01-2011 at 12:04.
Maybe he has got a huge load of personal unions or merchants everywhere (I can't see the screenshot, by the way, so this is wild guessing).
... Or, maybe (I know it's crazy, but you never know) he just roleplays it and doesn't wage war everywhere-everytime, without a very good reason AND fair chances to win.
Oh, and Aragon isn't what you call a minor!
(Good job with those catalans, anyway. Castille somehow survived your union in the americas (and africa)? )
Last edited by GregElSho; 09-01-2011 at 13:37.
Here's my Jihad at 1660. Morocco, Pattani, Brunei, Ragusa and Baluchistan are in a PU with me and Montenegro and Georgia are my vassals (they are both muslims). I got cabinet going so infamywise I think I will have enough time to conquer everyone, my concern is that I'm not actually going to have enough missionaries. I made pretty severe mistake in not enacting the sect practises religious decision and I tried to westernise before realizing that with the number of troops I have, it doesn't matter how big a technology lead nations in Europe have so westernising is a waste of time.
1399 Tunusia, after unification with Ottomans and Mamluks:
That's moderately impressive, CanOmer.
Ius Hibernicum, in nomine juris. Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur.
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Burgundy: A Dream of Lotharingia (a Death & Taxes AAR - currently on hiatus)
The Three Certainties of Life (a Byzantine D&T AAR - updated 03.06.12)
I was starting out as a modest Holland after being inspired by that Swiss trading empire that guy posted. I was going around doing the usual only taking provinces that were cores (or soon to be cores ), trying to keep my infamy low.
Within 20 years I had already inherted a country without a PU which suprised me, so I kept going on getting those royal marriages and here I am at the year 1510 sitting around slowly building a colonial empire and spam hitting enter to get rid of those messages. And what's this? A message about France? Oh shit I thought they decided to attack me for some random reason, BUT NO. I somehow managed to get a PU when they are 3x my size
Couldn't believe it so I took a screenie and decided to share it with the rest of the forum
I only played a couple of months after they were in a PU and I didn't get any insults sent to me, but even if they did I could raise up an army with my completely ridiculous income (I'm minting at 0.7 inflation a year, and 2nd highest in tech) and stop the insults.
This is starting to be a great game