The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Actually, what happened in-game, is that half my African colonies were slave traders. For about a week or two, they had no trade goods. Then we discovered gold in them hills. Two of them are now producing gold, a third one is dealing in ivory instead. I don't remember what the others became. But it turned out ok.Well...French colony somewhere!
They had 6.3 Morale and 110% Discipline against my 8.8 Morale and 115 discipline. This surprised me, but I didn't bother finding out why. Probably French traditions coupled with 1 or 2 tech levels and (maybe) better ideas.Ha, looks like the Ottoman Empire was a paper tiger after all!
The French National Ideas are OP in my opinion. Elan, +20% morale, and the +5% discipline bonus after completing all ideas, plus the +20% manpower bonus. All you need to have is the Defensive ideas completed and you'll be the powerhouse militarily. I only know this because I gripe about how OP the French armies are when I play as Castile/Aragon (Spain, who still gets a 10% morale bonus in their armies), Austria, or forming the Netherlands as a Dutch Minor. In my current game as Austria, France has a +0.6 morale advantage and a +10 discipline advantage over me, and I had the army reformer (+10% morale) and defensive ideas moral bonus, we are the same tech level military, and I need to have superb micro skills to overwhelm the smaller French armies with all my forces to prevent them from linking up (like defeating an army of 20,000 with 80-90,000 and they lose all men and I lose a few thousand at most), only then, the terms are more even. (I'm not saying warfare should be even, IT SHOULDN'T, but I've always felt France has a nice big buff, a bit more than perhaps warrented).They had 6.3 Morale and 110% Discipline against my 8.8 Morale and 115 discipline. This surprised me, but I didn't bother finding out why. Probably French traditions coupled with 1 or 2 tech levels and (maybe) better ideas.
So, yeah. Big, but not powerful enough to really endanger France.