Chapter one: Peacefull start?
The first thing I did was to look for allies in the smaller countries to my south, east and north as we bordered Burgundy in the west. In the end we managed to gain a few new allies and we also manged to get a royal marriage with Burgundy as a small attemt to try and keep them away from our lands.
Brandenburg seems to have little to do and I have a feeling that they dont like us very much...
We also start out with a small revolt as we do a slider change towards centralization. I also hate our merchants right now as I've sent five of them to Venice and they all have either failed or been outcompeted. Another thing that annoys me right now is the fact that we are very small, for some reason we have gained a CB against no less than 8 provinces, the one that isn't shown is Brandenburg..
On November the 3rd 1401 we enter our first war against Lorraine, a two province country to our south, we have our CB "Reconquest". I also need to expand to have a few provinces to have any chance to stand against a "big guy" should they decide to attack me, Burgundy is in war with someone else and seem to be losing so this is the perfect time for a little expansion of our own.
Basically what happens is that alot of other countries enter the war aswell, although the main battle is over within weeks I still need a year to siege the two provinces. Burgundy is continuing on its way down, and is still at war but has apperantly been forced to realease three provinces it earlier had claim on. It's the Bar and Liegue provinces to my south and northwest. The Bar province is without protection and I manage to "steal" it while im still fighting Lorraine. A little after Lorraine is forced to annexation. Now we have four provinces.
However, we are still at war, although it's only going forward for us as we invade both Ulm and Wurtenburg in the late 1404, both of them along with Holland and Hinaut buys themselves out of the war.
Baden does however, go to war against us before it ends, in the late 1405 it's Baden and Savoy vs. Luxemburg and their allies. We got a pretty strong new guy in our group of allies. Burgundy broke down in the early 1404 if I'm not mistaken, I can't remeber exactly when it was but around there. As I said, Burgundy was forced to release Flandern. Now Burgundy is only a shadow of what it once was. I got lucky though and profited of it by making Flandern my ally and I also got myself into a Royal Marriage with them, they joined the war and because of them the rest of it was a breeze.
Burgundy before all the negative wars(I know my paint skills ain't to good):
Savoy started offering me peace in the start of 1406 with a white peace. I had no interest in ending the war now that Baden had joined and declined, we continued to fight Baden and did gain a province. Fightingwise the war had ended but Savoy refused a white peace. As a result we didn't get a formal peace until the start of 1407.
Now I'm looking forward to the road forward with an improven Luxemburg. We fought for five years in wars and gained four provinces. The next 10-20 is years I wanna use on peace, my Infamity doesn't reach zero untill about 12,5 years.
Pink line shows what we gained this period, and I'm sorry to the guy that writes about the Inca that I got inspired by your sexy pink line...
Thanks to anyone actually reading this, any advice on what you want me to add/remove ?