Manager of Micro
- Mar 2, 2014
Let's hope the truce with Spain won't bug out the NEXT time it runs out
Spain wasn't full co-belligerent, and a lot of nations in Europe need bashing, to avoid another coalition.
Including Great Britain. So the Mughals moved northeast.
In the end, Portugal swallowed annul alliance peace deal also.
Teutonic order accepted the usual annul alliance peace deal. The real target here is the Livonian order.
Great Britain had 75k troops inside British France.
Nice target practice
GB tried to run away to the north... To no avail.
They got wiped in Picardie. And then it was just a matter of cleaning up the leftovers. I won't invade London yet.
The sappers got to work on the various level 8 forts.. The coastal forts proved to be the biggest challenge!
The coalition war ended. Burgundy went up in France. And Bar shortly after, to complete the French circle.
These decades were a matter of watching the truce window, and declaring onanyone that came out of truce, on the DAY they came out of truce (thanks to popup).
What can I say? Wars like this are won before they started
Ravensburg fell. The Palatinate fell.
But a big boy is close to coming out of truce... Brandenburg!
I forgot to make a screenshot, but Livonian order gave their entire coastline and a corridor to Russia.
The troops there black flagged back to West Europe.
Akbar expected a lot of resistance from Brandenburg, Tuscany and Bavaria. He had waited to attack Bavaria, until their ally Brandenburg was out of truce also.
He hired MORE mercenaries in British France, and made a defensive line in the west.
Very hard difficulty... Bavaria and Brandenburg combined have a LOT of troops. That defensive line was needed, as one can't take a stroll anywhere without the danger of being attacked..
I fully expected Brandenburg to join that fight in Mainz. Instead, they went for ANOTHER siege stack
The black flagged troops from the Livonian order attack were in neighbourhood though!
It became battles lasting MONTHS, with both sides reinforcing all battles with ALL they had
Bavaria and Brandenburg wouldn't be mopped up so easily
The battle of Regensburg was going horribly wrong
The front line broke, and artillery took 5k casualties.. But then the fresh troops joined the fight, and the mughals routed EVERYONE.
100k of my troops got trapped south of Mainz though
Zone of control of forts... It can be hard to take EVERYTHING into account.
It seems the fort of MAINZ, in another nation, blocks movement in the OPM sieged up province of the Palatinate, who is in ANOTHER war then the fort in Mainz.
Yeah, then it is LOGICAL that movement is blocked there! Right?
The Bavarian stack routed to a province close to the battle of Regensburg.
The mercenary regiments got shift consolidated, the regiments with 0 troops sent south to recover, and the rest sent to Pilsen.
The demoralized stack of Bavaria got pingponged to the northwest again..
Siegmund II of Brandenburg personally led an attack versus the invaders.
To no avail.. The Mughal army has 115% discipline, and their numbers can repel anyone.
Ravensburg got wiped off the map!
Another nation mopped up.
The remainder of the demoralized Brandenburger army got tricked into attacking a fresh stack. The Mughals slowly overran entire Brandenburg.
Siegmund II saw his infantry melting.. He hired all mercs he could find in the east, and they all regrouped in Marienburg.
Manoeuvring, and moving one province at a time to keep full control, is really needed to beat very hard difficulty..
Brandenburg got routed once more, after losing another 10k infantry..
This time they ran to the south, to a province the remainder of the Bavarian army had occupied.
A small stack awaited them there, and the Bavarians decided to help out
But the troops from the north were close to reinforcing that fight..
Bavaria and co gave one heck of a fight, and killed 20k Mughal mercenaries..
But sheer numbers routed them again.
They had nowhere safe to run to inside the (former) HRE, so all enemies ran south towards Tuscany.
To be honest, I had completely overlooked Tuscany and Denmark in this war..
Time to rectify that
A few hopeless fights later, everyone was wiped
Time to make peace.
Brandenburg ceded all Polish cores and everything else in the east to Poland. The border you see there is their new eastern border They didn't have ANY port province now, and their navy scuttled itself (I guess?)
Bavaria ceded everything they had to France in the west, and the Mughals filled their belly in the centre.
Great Britain ceded their provinces near Zaragoza, and the province of Western Isles. It was the ONLY province that wasn't protected by a fort, and the only province the Mughals could freely take near the heartland of Great Britain.
Akbar released Catalonia from the bridgehead province of Roussillon.
Why Catalonia? Mainly because they take religious ideas. They got forced to change their religion to Sunni. And because Mughals can grant them most of the provinces we took from Great Britain!
Emir De Silva started coring the land, and converting the capital!
France had its belly full with provinces of Bavaria, and was digesting also.
Poland didn't know what to core FIRST, and is having an indigestion..
Akbar recommended sea air to Poland, and after they finished coring a port, they started coring everything else