how do you succeed with TO ? I always end up with a harsh shortage of MP ...
should I annex Thrace for this aspect?
Thrace is a bit far for TO .
Defend against Denmark. One winning war should be enough to make them relenquish their core.
Annex Pommerania when the Emperor is busy elsewhere (France/Hungary/Austra are great distractions for Bohemia)
Avoid War with Poland/Lithuenia unless the GH is trampling them hard.
If all else fails invade Russia. An alliance with Muscow will crush Novgorod. Release Finland as a buffer against Sweden and encircle and annex Novgorod capital for a Juicy COT.
Is possible, as Algeris, survive the Spainish?
I try three time this week.
Now i'm playing Mamluks but i'm seeing that my times is running low another time.
Good tip: Release Gotland as a vassal. EVERYONE will war you over it otherwise sooner or later.
If I enact Erbkaisertum, do I still get authority from the imperial crown remaining in the same country? I doubt it, but wanted to be sure.
Does the counter reformation religious decision last the entire game?
Here's two quick questions:
A) How did I lose this battle?
B) I'm assuming the "WE" stands for War Exhaustion and the "T" stands for Terrain bonus/malus, but what does P stand for and does it have anything to do with me losing battles that I shouldn't?
What is Paradox script called? Just "Paradox Script" or is it similar to, or based on, an existing scripting language? Curious...
EDIT: Land maintenance is as high as the slider goes. I also have a 4 Star adviser giving bonus morale to armies (I think it's .20?) and all of the four armies were just chilling in my land before this battle, so their morale was/should have been maxed out.
The only thing I can think of is the fact that my current ruler has a military skill of 3. But I can't believe it would make me lose battles when I outnumber my opponents by that much with superior troops. I really have no idea what to do with this. Ottomans are scary enough as they are, but now even when I have 3 times the troops I still lose.
Thinking, which is a better option?
Austria -> Prussia -> Germany, TO -> Prussia -> Germany, or should I just go Austria -> HRE instead?
Your ruler's MIL rating gives a bonus of 10% of its value to morale: so your MIL 3 guy is giving you +0.3 morale. If the Ottoman Sultan has MIL 8, for instance, he's giving his troops +0.8. Also, does he have the military drill NI? Is he Defender of the Faith? Both of those give a big morale bonus (+1.0 and +0.5 respectively).
Plus, don't forget there's an element of chance in every battle. You each roll a random number from 1 - 10, and add your bonuses to this to determine how much damage you do each day. If you roll 1, 3, 2 and the Ottomans roll 8, 9, 9 then they're going to win no matter how good your troops are. If that happens, you just have to suck it up and try again next battle. Even Napoleon lost sometimes.