Hi again everyone. I am really pumping out updates, eh? But anyways, I left while fighting a war with Castille. Lets see a progress check on that.
I think that I will have no trouble at all winning now. My strategy for this war was to destroy Castille's main armies with all of mine combined, then have 2 of my armies siege along with my vassals, and have my last army take out 1 or 2 regiment enemy armies. As y'all can see, it sure seemed to work.
However... Castille destroyed my entire navy, so I will have to rebuild it sometime soon...
I peaced out with Leinster for 10 ducats, and then got this GREAT event, giving me +2 stab, 2 diplomats, and 6 infamy loss!
I lost my king at around this time, which takes away one stab, and gives me a new heir, who's pretty mediocre...
I get Another GREAT event, which gives me 3 infamy loss, and 1 prestige for having excellent diplomacy.
But anyways, I get peace with Castille. I make a peace that won't give me much infamy, but will still weaken the Castillians, by taking Madrid and their CoT, and releasing Granada(who is Muslim, BTW).
Speaking of Granada, how about a holy war with them, to spice things up a little. This should be easy, considering they only have 1000 men.
Unfortunately for me, I have about 9 war exhaustion at this point. This causes quite a few revolts in my provinces, including one in Andalucia which actually succeeds in occupying the province, but is soon liberated.
Granada is annexed quickly, and I leave one army in Granada itself to battle rebels.
After that, I cancel my mission to maintain shipping routes, and get a new one to build up my navy. I will try and finish this eventually, but that will take a while due to the monetary costs.
I make a move towards centralized. I am now at my "limit" on that slider, so I will begin to use other sliders, such as quality.
Portugal had declared war on Castille when they were busy floundering with rebels, so they had an easy tie winning. Here is the peace deal they made, which actually divided Castille in 2.
My old infamy adviser dies, so I replace him with a 6-star one. Works for me.
And now, after leaving them alone for so long, I go back and visit my old Italian buddies, by attacking Sardinia for my core there.
I have no trouble annexing Sardinia with my partly rebuilt navy, and also manage to make peace with Milan, Genoa, Tuscany, and Venice: The war leader. Genoa and Tuscany also become my vassals. Huzzah!
Once again, I lose another heir, this time to a hunting accident. This costs me one stability. Luckily for me, I soon receive a decent heir in his stead, so I guess everything worked out alright.
I decide that having a large and in charge Muslim neighbor to the South is not a good thing, so I decide to bring Algiers back down to earth with a holy war.
I don't really have any idea why Castille attacked, but hey, I don't think they will be much trouble right now, or ever again. First, I peace out with Algiers for a bunch of their provinces.
Then, after taking a stab hit by event, I make a move towards quality on the sliders. Apparently this is making the nobles worry, so I lose another stab, bringing me down to -1.
I peace out with Castille, for 2 provinces, which happened to be their most expensive ones, but anyways, Castille is no longer any threat at all. Their days as a world power are over.
My king finally dies, and I get a really decent one next. However, his heir is very... questionable... in his skills, so here's to a long a healthy life for this king!
And for the final part of this update, I leave you with a decision I have to make, I think I will take some colonies soon, so maybe that is the right choice. But anyways, until next time...