That's one beautifully bordered map Maggix
That's one beautifully bordered map Maggix
Graphic Designer on the Elder Kings Dev Team
"I put no stock in religion. By the word religion I have seen the lunacy of fanatics of every denomination be called the will of God. I've seen too much religion in the eyes of too many murderers. Holiness is in right action, and courage on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves, and goodness. What God desires is in your heart and by what you decide to do every day you will be a good man...or not." - Kingdom of Heaven
Man your Europe is the best. If I was given blank map and was instructed to draw the borders... that's what i'd come up with.
My first game as Japan still got some time, but wanted to show how far I've come :P
And some info about the top countries in the world + my spheres
Pretty satisfied right now ^^ Though it's going to be a bitch getting to the French prestige and Austria-Hungary's industry :S
Edit. Hmm... am I the only one who can't see my pictures? Just wondering since they where commented on :/
Last edited by [Geden]Whitey; 04-02-2012 at 00:02.
So, I just had my first full game of Victoria 2 overall and I had lots of fun.
I took the advice given to me in the quick questions thread and used a South American democracy for some peaceful playing. I decided to play by some houserules, namely no Industrialization as long as I have a) not all reforms enacted; b) there is any country in south America not yet sphered by me and c) my literacy was under 90%. Also I did not recruit any military units up until 1934 when I tried to improve my overall score. These are my results, with whom I am fairly happy, the only thing that makes me sad is that my literacy went down from 98% to 94% during the last years.
SS right before I kickstarted the Industrialization:
And the SS of the GP screen at the end of the game:
Maps of my empire and the world are not really interesting, as I did not fight a single war (expect those times brazil attacked me at the beginning but I just immediately surrendered).
I don't have any pictures of it, but in my UK game I realized that when my military using up more than half of the worlds supply of artillery, ammo, canned goods etc... during peace time, it was time to downsize my military. I was playing multiplayer with a friend who was Russia and some of his first factories built were artillery, when I went to war it majorly lifted his economy, it likely did that to every country that produced such things. There came a time when I realized that due to the assimilation changes I could not longer turn my horde of Indian colonies into full on states and make factories and more modern units. It was time to end the military that stimulated the entire world economy. Faced with rising costs, my population could not sustain the army and navy I had amassed. It was simply too expensive. I disbanded every single troop and at least half my navy. My Indian shock troops were a thing of the past as European and Canadian soldiers of a more modern tech enlisted into service. This had the unexpected affect of sending many a factory nosediving due to the lack of a buyer so large as my former army. I was forced to shutdown several, I had been subsidizing all of my factories up to that point, it was the easiest way to do it and only a real handful had needed it. I would rather they stay open full time than I would have to go open them again. A very large clipper shipyard was sucking diown 1000 pounds per day in subsidies.
All in all I'm quite happy with the changes Paradox has made to the game. AHD has been a fantastic expansion so far. I just hope I have enough time to sink all my time into it before CK2 hits.
Very little to report about my mostly-peaceful California game except that the Anarcho-Liberals are really freaking tough to get out of power.
And this. I was so very, very close.
Fear the mighty German Empire! Start Scenario 1861, the CSA survived, but lost the western regions.
Thanks to my bankrupt Brazil, I've got Aslace-Lorraine and was able to release Morocco from France.
After that, I was at war with Austria to get the South German states... And the USA, Belgium and the UK asked for an alliance and joined me in this war. ._.
One thing didn't changed, the USA is still asking me to form an alliance, when I play Prussia->NGF->Germany xD
King Lincoln !! : D
Barrett's Privateers - A Nova Scotia Victoria AAR - Dead. Planned for resurrection
Explore the years 2036 to 2136 with this mod of Victoria II
Figured I'd post my first complete AHD game. Decided to go with Belgium since it's an easy start.
I also colonized the area around Somalia, not included on the screenshot.
Final screen: http://i.imgur.com/CLlXw.jpg
I managed to stop Germany from forming as I was allied with the NGF and every time I got called into the Franco-Prussian war, and because of some insanity I got assigned leadership and stopped the war without any results (probably my ridiculous military score? Thank you, dreadnaught spam.). Worst ally ever.
The free ex-Ottoman states are also my doing, I felt like pulling out some of their teeth. But I made the mistake of pushing the Liberals into power, the cost of my army and navy required me to limit my stockpile instead of relying on taxes. It might've made the difference in catching up with the Germans!
Location: San Francisco
Ideology: Democratic Socialism
Issues: Interventionism, Free Trade, Full Citizenship, Anti-Military, Atheism, Excellent Health Care, Excellent Safety, Universal Suffrage,
Current Work: Student
Cash Reserves: ú0
Revolt Risk: +0
How do you play as countries like the California Republic and Latvia?
What I Usually Find Myself Doing in Crusader Kings II
World War 1 Mod