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
"Something something I hate America" - Cacra
My game as France, just look at that Bohemia.
Well... it was a long time, here is my last gameplay after a long time without playing to EU3. This time I started as Vijayanagar and with the new patch, damm!, I need cores in all the region to form Hisutan. Wait until I got the cores, wensternize as soon as possible and, war, war and more war.
Here's my Austrian Kingdom! I started in 1356 using the Death and Taxes 4.0e mod. Well first i allied with Poland, Hungary and France. We are now in 1403 and i'm still allied with France and Poland because Hungary is a traitor. So I have been pwning Hungary in a few wars but they are allied with to Lithuainia and The Teutonics. I've just ended a war with them.
Now to the more interesting part! Diplomacy! First I made alot of RM:s and got 3 unions with England, Savoy and Bavaria. Later I inhereited Bavaria wich was a nice boost. I have alot of enemies etc. Castille, Hungary, Ottomans; Teutonic Order and Lithuainia. i also have alot of vassals. I have been the emperor since the start and I have passed two reforms in the empire.
Last edited by Atenos; 27-12-2011 at 18:20.
Such ugly borders....
My Brunei -> Malaya game (all normal settings, no lucky nations).
I didn't really have objectives when I first started playing (aside from expand and survive), but decided to Islamify Asia/India as my main goal, with an even later decision to colonize as much as I could, which turned out to be all of oceania and Western North America. I also tried to keep it "realistic" by staying under infamy limit and trying to develop my provinces as much as possible, especially those on my home islands.
Note the Bohemian ex-blob. It ended up expanding all the way east to Urumqi, so I decided to protect Muslim lands and collapse them by taking over the whole nation with two 30K stacks (they had an army of 400K before the war started).
The extent of my Islamification of Asia:
Note the Islamified Rotibor I left as a token of the Bohemian conquest :-D
Income 2.5x times that of the next richest nation:
And furthest in land tech (although my other techs are pretty crippled):
This was a lot of fun.
Last edited by Karabas1543; 28-12-2011 at 02:34.
I have played a couple of games already, but am by no means a good player. Still, I am proud of my Irish unification, and trade/colonization empire:
Me and my minions:
I have started games with all Irish minors, but finally got lucky when playing Munster and took England when Scotland was overrunning them. I continued to be lucky when I annexed Leinster, his ally Scotland was also my ally and for some reason Scotland decided to side with me in my conquest war (for which I had a mission). A little bit later, we finished off England.
I claimed the throne of Scotland, and won the succession war. Unfortunately I am currently struggling against my overextension because I just inherited Scotland (i.e. practically entire Britain) and was colonizing heavily. It is 1597, so there's still some time left on the Great Campaign
My Cherokee empire. Well, republic, actually. I only had to survive one war with Castille and Portugal before westernising. After that it has been so easy that it's boring, I play just to see how much money I can gather and how far ahead can I get in tech. And for the achievement obviously. I admit I played this game on very easy because I had never played with a New World tribe but I didn't expect the game to be so easy after the westernisation. Pretty much every European country has like 100% inflation now, making them even less of a menace. Castille failed so badly that at one point it was in a union under OPM Albania.
I don't mean to burst your bubble, but that would have been a very different (and frustrating) story if you were playing on medium, trust me.
Castille under Albania sounds so frighteningly awesome to see.
I just have to make do with what seems to be a huge Epirus and Qasim Khanate (I haven't discovered everything yet)