Discovered Bermuda, west of the Azores. It is beyond colonisation range.
Discovered Portugese port of Rio Grande. It appears the Portugese have gone before us already, but in doing so have left the chain of European islands uncolonised.
We were warned by Switzerland. Moved our armies away from the immediate border to prevent destruction of our armies if they declared war.
France overruns Burgundy in an excommunication war.
Our first colony matures, The Canaries is now self-sustaining.
Portugese-French war. This is a cause of great consternation in Lombardia as France is becoming extremely powerful.
Maderia is now a city.
Martial expansion for Milan. 14 x infantry, 3 x cavalry ordered.
16 x infantry ordered. Our army is now substantially larger and approaching force limits ~70 divisions.
Noted a Swiss-Austrian war. Hopefully neither will overpower the other.
Siena became a core province, unlocking the form Italy event. We immediately form the Kingdom of Italy to gain cores over much of the Italian peninsula. The formation of Italy also leaves us outside of the Holy Roman Empire, ending the negative infamy from unlawful lands deterrent that has kept our expansion northward in check.
Diploannexed Savoy. This was a great prize as it brought 4 provinces into Italy, two of which are cores.
We sent an insult to the Emperor. We begin feeding magistrates into leaving the HRE province events. This will take a while to complete but the emasculation of the Imperial power base is important for our future advances.
Reconquest of Schwartz war declared against Switzerland. This will be a simple and easy war.
Reconquest of Modena declared. Bohemia entered the Swiss war, and in doing so removed the only deterrent I had to attacking Modena.
Peace with Provence, +4 infamy as we demanded the province of provence. This was a highly desirable expansion as it removed it from possibly becoming a part of France and Provence is a strong, coastal province.
White peace with Bohemia after claiming Schwartz off Switzerland.
7 x infantry, 3 x cavalry ordered. Our army is roughly 75,000-80,000 men.
Declared the reconquest of Mantua.
Annexed Mantua using large armies to assault the fort
Another white peace with Bohemia (Emperor).
A nascent Italian colony, Rio de Oro was burnt to the ground by natives. Our armies, now freed from war, board the fleet and set sail to teach them a lesson or two. I don't particularly value the province of Rio de Oro, but with colonies at the Canaries and Cape Verde, we may as well take the intervening waters as it wont particularly stress naval patrols due to proximity.
Subjugation of Albania mission available, we immediately implement it to little opposition.
We declared war on Austria using our reconquest casus beli, which applied to Fruliu and Trevisio provinces under their control. Unfortunately, their surprising success against our armies, despite being out-numbered, out-generalled, out-teched and fighting on neutral terrain (!) cause Italy to sue for peace after capturing and claiming Fruliu.
White peace with Bohemia (legacy from the Austrian war).