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[1] Opening Moves: War with France | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 Let's Play 1.30 | Grand Strategy

EU4 1.30 is finally here, let's play a campaign as Burgundy. Let's become an empire! And maybe even the emperor of the HRE? Our opening strategy is, naturally, war with France. Our old rival takes a beating.

 
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[2] The Expansion of Nevers: Another War with France | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 Let's Play 1.30

We expand our vassal Nevers through another war with France. We also help our ally Venice fight a war in Italy. AE is high but we hope to avoid a coalition.

 

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[3] Burgundian Succession: Traitor Allies | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 Let's Play 1.30| Austria Patch

The Burgundian succession event fires. Our traitor allies Venice and Papal States betray us, but England defends us against our common rival France.

 

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[4] Our Biggest War Yet: France Austria Hungary Papal State & HRE Derps | Emperor of Burgundy | 1.30

A minor coalition forms, and then we fight out biggest war yet. Declaring on Liege, we fight France, Austria, Hungary, The Papal State & various HRE Derps.

 

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[5] Peace with The Papal State & Hungary & Austria & HRE | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 Let's Play 1.30

We make peace with The Papal State, Hungary, Austria, and the HRE derps.

 

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[6] Mercenary Wars with Lorraine & Friesland & Austria | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 Let's Play 1.30

We use Mercs to take on Lorraine and Friesland in back to back wars, both involving Austria.

 

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[7] The Expansion of Provence & Joining the HRE | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 Let's Play 1.30

Our war with France & Savoy results in an expansion of Provence. We Join the Holy Roman Empire through our mission tree.

 

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[8] Imperial Incidents & Wars with Lorraine & Teutons | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 Let's Play 1.30

We have 2 Imperial Incidents this episode, and go to war with Lorraine & The Teutonic Order. We develop our way toward Colonialism. We finish the A Kingdom Divided mission.

 

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[9] Aggressive Expansion: Vassalizing Teutonic Order| Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 Let's Play 1.30

To vassalize the Teutonic Order we must first improve relations to reduce the aggressive expansion & avoid coalition. But we then turn around and declare war with Switzerland, followed by another against France, both pressing Provence's claims.

 

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[10] War with Denmark & Council of Trent | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 Let's Play 1.30

We go to war with Denmark for more of a presence in the Lubeck trade node, and the Council of Trent event fires.

 

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[11] Expanding Vassals: War with Poland & France | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 Let's Play 1.30

We are expanding our vassals The Teutonic Order and Provence. We fight wars against Poland & LIthuania, and later against France & The Papal State.

 

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[12] HRE Elector Vassal & War with Great Britain | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 Let's Play 1.30

We vassalize HRE elector Mecklenberg (sorry Bohemia!) and fight a war against Great Britain.

 

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[13] 3 Wars & 2 Policies & Bohemia's Evangelical Union | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 Let's Play 1.30

We get into 3 wars (Denmark, Poland, and France), enact two new policies by finishing up Diplo ideas, and Bohemia forms the Evangelical Union -could there be a religious war on the horizon?

 

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[15] New Ideas & War with Islam: Tunis, Ottomans & Morocco | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 1.30

We choose a new idea group, and go to war with Tunis, Morocco, and the Ottomans.

 

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[16] War with The Palatinate for HRE Elector Vassals | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 1.30 Let's Play

We declare war with The Palatinate & Landshut to try to pick up another HRE Elector vassal or two.

 

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[17] War with France & GB & Inherit Throne: Dutch Revolt | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 1.30 Let's Play

We declare wars vs France & Great Britain. We mass inherit the thrones of our subjects, and experience a Dutch Revolt.

 

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[18] Spawning Global Trade & Muslim Wars: Redux | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 1.30 Let's Play

We spawn the global trade institution in the English Channel node. We go back to war with Tunis, who calls in Morocco and the Ottomans and this time the Mamluks

 

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[19] War with Iberia: Our First Caribbean Plantations | Emperor of Burgundy | EU4 1.30 Let's Play

We go to war with Spain and Portugal in Iberia. We take our first Caribbean holdings, and expand our presence in North Africa.