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Ahh
"looking for targets"
you'll need to take out the Mayans and Zap soon before someone else comes knocking. With 3NI's in play and Britain being "Great" amongst others you'll have to consolidate. Or not.
 

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Ahh
"looking for targets"
you'll need to take out the Mayans and Zap soon before someone else comes knocking. With 3NI's in play and Britain being "Great" amongst others you'll have to consolidate. Or not.
I am interested in targets who are easy and have a lot of cash. But I guess there are few left.
 

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1486-1490 : Mission accomplished - the currency is restored

Since my colonies are about to become cities I found a new colony in Ilheus. My doge has bad administration skills and I choose a province which is easy to settle.

The doge dies and a new one with good adminstration skills is elected at last.

Uteve is converted. Prod tech 9 is discovered. Bavaria has to make peace with Würzburg and is back to square one.

Since at last I have a doge with good administration skills it is time to claim some Caribbean islands as well,
although this is not good for the balance sheet. Dominica is founded.

I don't want to mint so I take a loan. Inflation is 7.8% - my mission goal is 6% . It is getting increasingly hard since I cannot find any other rich native tribe.

Missionaries are a bottleneck too, since I had the brilliant idea to become a little more "innovative". Just a paltry 0.25 missionaries a year are available.

Tohancapan is converted. At last we find a 5 star theologian to help us convert the heathens.

And Saint Kitts gets colonized as well.

In July 1488 - another stability hit and we gain 1 offensive.

And our yellow ally calls us to arms again. Well, war taxes, what should we say.

Sena is converted. In May 1489 the war with Algeria ends. But the Mameluks is the war leader and the war with them continues.

In August 1489 Stability is back to normal. And against our better judgment, we take another loan,
since we desperately want to keep the treasury slider left. In my next AAR I will have to set myself some inflation/loans constraints, I am too addicted to those.

In Nov 1489, naval tech 10 is researched. Since we are technically at war with Oman because of answering Castille's call to arms, we get involved in a naval battle with them in the Indian Ocean.


In February 1490, I can move a domestic policy slider again. I will go "Free Subjects", hoping to get a 2% reduction on inflation.
This way the mission would be accomplished.

And this is our lucky day. We get a better administration. Inflation is reduced by 2%

And the mission is completed. The economy will be booming for four years and as a bonus, the inflation is reduced by an additional 1%.

The next mission is easy for a change - colonize Suriname.

It is so satisfying to see that inflation is now little more than 4%

 
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Yay, mission accomplished! :D Now the challenge is not to let inflation creep up again when paying those loans. I do understand the difficulty though, your army costs are probably higher than usual with those slider positions, so there's not much room for extra spending...
 

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When not at war put the navy and army maintenance down. This will help keep costs down and means you don't have to take so many loans.
 

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When not at war put the navy and army maintenance down. This will help keep costs down and means you don't have to take so many loans.
I already do that :)
 

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Yay, mission accomplished! :D Now the challenge is not to let inflation creep up again when paying those loans. I do understand the difficulty though, your army costs are probably higher than usual with those slider positions, so there's not much room for extra spending...
Yeah, I'll try my best but I am kind of addicted ;)
 

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update today pretty please?
As i am addicted to reading this AAR :D
Thank you! That's nice to know :)
I have reached a milestone in my game and I have uploaded a save file. An update will come soon.
 

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1490 : Venice has the biggest army

Regrettably, Suriname is tropical and not to best province to colonize. But missions must be accomplished.

We confirm Bruno Trevisano in office and have a look at our booming economy.

Meanwhile, at last, we sight Portuguese and Castillian ships in America.

While we shortly allow pirates in Capo Verde, we find out we can build the Arsenal in Venice, which will not be very useful since we need big ships.

Meanwhile, we are at war with the Mameluks again (Castilla's call to arms) but we don't really participate. Our minions do, but the Mameluks are no threat now.

Instead we look at how many soldiers and ships there are in the world. We have the biggest army and the second biggest navy.


Castilla makes peace with the Mameluks and gets Gaza and Sinai. Which means that we could now transfer troops through the Suez channel. We would drop them in Gaza and another fleet would pick them up in Sinai.

But the good news is, a saint performs a miracle. We gain 1 narrowminded without stability loss. We badly need missionaries and colonial growth, already we don't have enough missionaries to convert all of our newly acquired provinces.

Our annoying yellow ally then calls us to arms against the Karaman. We need to cancel military access first, though.

Well, at least we are in control of the war so we could actually end up gaining something.

So this is a diplomatic map of the war we are involved in.
 

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Karaman's done a mighty fine job in this game. Too bad that they've bitten off more than they can chew here...
 

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Karaman's done a mighty fine job in this game. Too bad that they've bitten off more than they can chew here...
Yeah, that is unforgivable in the EU universum :)
 

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1490-1492 : The war with Karaman ends and Suriname is successfully colonized.

Many in Venice started questioning whether the alliance with Castille should be broken, since it seemed like a burden.
But the Doge and the Council of the Ten were convinced that the benefits (still) outweighed the inconveniences.
We white peace Adal and Tripoli and end up being at war only with Karaman and Ethiopia. A couple of provinces are converted. In December 1490, Larissa and Kozani become cores.

Using our Turkish vassals as springboard we invade Karaman.


But - bad news - colonization in Suriname fails.

We continue our campaign against the Karamans.

In Adan we defeat the main Karaman stack.


And again in Mus.

Again in Dayr Ad Zor, while some Karaman provinces fall.

And we rout them in Damascus.

Mexico is converted. The blanket of death is over Karaman and their provinces keep falling.

But there is bad news as well. The colonization of Suriname fails AGAIN!
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This is the situation in December 1491, after we peaced Ethiopia

We hire an advisor to improve our colonization chances. Maybe not the best move, but Suriname MUST be colonized.


And at last we peace Karaman and we get three new allies : Syria, Trebizond and Ramazan.


So this is a diplomatic map of Europe in March 1492.

And luckily, Suriname this time is successfully colonized and we can go on to the next mission : turn Saint Kitts into a city.
 

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1492-1495 : Other colonies in America and wars with Bavaria, Inca and Mutape resume

Meanwhile, a lucky event gives use 3 colonists

I use them to claim three additional islands in the Caribbeans : St. Martin, Guadeloupe and Antigua. Soon we will have company there.

Our colonization efforts are successful, but as expected the first Castillian colony pops up : Trinidad. And they are not even trading through our COTs.

But it is Great Britain who has the second biggest economy and is the real threat, since they have the biggest navy as well.

We reelect our doge and we lose a general. Regrettably, in July 1494, a nasty event makes us lose 2 stability.

And we lose another general. We have to spend a lot of money to recover our stability.
The restless Bavarians attack our ally Ansbach in February 1495, and we have to answer the call to arms. Bavarian has blobbed somewhat while we were not watching.

This time we do have an Home Army and we send our troops to the front.


Since we have to raise the army maintenance this is a good time to attack the Inca and the Mutapa as well. We embark two stacks and send them to the Inca territory circumnavigating South America.

The Tirol-Württemberg troops defeat a Bavarian stack in Schwaben...

while we are at last ready to take out the main Bavarian stack in Augsburg.

War is declared on the Mutapa as well, in May 1495

Meanwhile, Saint Kitts turns into a city....

... and we get the next mission : colonize Cayenne, another tropical province.

Bavarian troops are engaged in Augsburg at last.

War is declared on the Incas.


And the Bavarian stack is defeated in Augsburg
 

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Trinidad's natives ought to rebel now-ish. Maybe they should be...helped along.

It is unacceptable to allow rivals beyond the line.
 

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1495-1496 : Peace is made with Bavaria and Incas.

We catch them in Oberpfalz

Meanwhile we start the campaign against the Musape

And we rout the Bavarians in Oberpfalz

We conquer provinces in Bavaria and in Inca


We get called to arms against the Sokoto.

Meanwhile, Liguria and Corsica core.

After occuping the Incas we peace them for two provinces, one of them has gold.

We build forts and send missionaries there. Lima is meanwhile converted.
We make progress in Bavaria and against the Mutape.



And at last we occupy the whole Bavaria and we can make a favourable peace. And we gain Würzburg as ally.



Meanwhile Cayenne is colonized and the mission is accomplished.

The next mission will be vassalize Ragusa. Which is good, I will have infamy to burn.

Can't do that immediately, because we have "great" relations and military access.

Meanwhile we become papal controller.

Soon, most of the Mutape are occupied.

Meanwhile the COT in Alexandria disappears - our COT in Athens killed it.

 

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Trinidad's natives ought to rebel now-ish. Maybe they should be...helped along.

It is unacceptable to allow rivals beyond the line.
Hmm. It is worth a thought. I am not sure I want to go that way, after all Castille is still my nominal ally.
 

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1496-1497 : Ragusa vassalized

Meanwhile the Mutape are occupied.

Since we are planning to vassalize Ragusa, we have to take care of their allied Bohemia as well. We spy them..

And excommunicate them - we may as well use our papal controller power.


Meanwhile we get an event which makes us gain some money.

The Mustape give us some provinces. So we have infamy to burn.

And Ragusa is vassalized. Mission accomplished.

And the next mission will be colonize the Ivory Coast.

We are still at war with Bohemia.

Meanwhile Tarma is converted. A Bohemian stack catches us by surprise.

We have some little trouble dealing with the Bohemian stack. Some Bohemian provinces fall.



And at last we rout them,

Through an event we gain some money.

This is the situation in Bohemia in April 1497.
 

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An interesting mission, Ivory Coast would be in a new neighborhood for Venice.