One of my favorite countries to play in EU3 is Durrani, but while doing research for my Afghan mod I discovered that the political situation presented in EU3 varied widely from the actual political situation at the time. Persia and the Mughals are huge monoliths that quite easily crush the Durrani and make the historical rise of the empire impossible for the AI. Also, it is impossible to beat the Europeans in a pitched battle when you start from a later date; their tech advantage is far too high.
This mod will not only attempt to fix the map history, but will also try to rebalance the non-Europeans countries (except the native Americans) so that they are not total pushovers until the very end of the game (when they historically became completly out-teched).
The list of changes is very long, but here are some of them:
Still to do:
*Vastly improved tech speeds for non-western groups
*added 21 new tags (with more to follow), representing countries in India, Iran, and the Indian ocean
*province history reworked (still W.I.P.)
*New Triggered Modifiers to represent ascendant and descendant nations
*several new cultures (Pashtun, Uighur, more as needed)
*Muslim, Indian, and horde units added and rebalanced (still W.I.P.)
*3 new religions (Coptic, Ibadi and Sikhism) added. (will consider more, if needed)
*Upped the military bonuses given by monarchs
The objective is not to railroad history, but to allow it to happen is certain conditions are met. If you have a high ADM ruler, for instance, you can stave off the effects of the decline.
*A decision for certain countries (like Punjab, Durrani, Afsharids, Maratha)granting cores and a temporary modifier allowing them to expand as they did historically
*Rework history in Indochina
*Add events and missions for Central Asian Khanates to simulate a desire for either an Indian, Persian, or Indian empire.
*Add historical events to simulate the end of the Timurid, Safavid, Shaybanid and Mughal empires
*"Spread of" event for Sikhism
*Add large, overarching missions with temporary claims and subjagate cbs to simulate the rise of these empire, with cores and prestige as a reward. (can only be used once)
*Add generic events for empires that reach 180 years (done with a country flag) to represent the decline and fall.
Also, since I want the mod to be compatible with the V2 converter, I will not do the following:
And, of course, what preview would be complete without screenshots :
*Add new provinces
*Add new tech groups
*anything else that would break converter compatibility.
Indian in 1399 (updated, notice Sayyid dynasty precursor state, Sar-i Hind:
State of Persia, Afghanistan, and Hindustan in 1709, the fall of the Safavid scenario:
State of Persia, Afghanistan, and Hindustan in 1747, the death of Nader Shah/rise of the Durrani scenario:
Question? Comments? Suggestion? (Especially the later, I'm very open to suggestions fro improvement)