I want to do a real game without loading as a different country as an exploit, or cheat, or whatever. I've chosen Austria to do this and I've got a few questions:
When I go to wage war against an OPM, they tend to either have allies who have allies who are giants in the Empire, should I still take the risk that attacking an OPM will eventually go up the ladder to Bohemia or simply get zerg rushed by all the smaller powers?
And Personal Unions, I've accidentally gotten one somehow before, but I still don't really get the conditions for getting one when there are a million different people Royally Marriaged to the same person. I understand how I can inherit, more or less, but not how to actually get to the Union part.
Perhaps this is me just choosing the wrong battles, getting unlucky rolls, etc. but it seems like that no matter how many soldiers I have, they keep losing to battles. But, I'm fairly certain that I'm choosing battles that are placed on counties that give me negative modifiers.