Fumbling My Way through History
- Oct 18, 2009
They had been at war against mostly land-based powers in Europe (Poland, Austria, Russia), so I have no idea what happened. Unless they were really well-hidden, I don't even think they had any galleys. As you can see from my massive doomstack, I did expect to run into serious opposition in the Med. Just like Portugal before, however, they did not have anything resembling a credible threat. The one time I have played as the Ottomans, I had a massive fleet of galleys, trade ships and transports in the med. When I ended the game in the 17th century, I had begun to build heavy ships in the former Oman territory to expand into the Indian Ocean.And with regards to the naval battle, what happened to all the Ottoman warships?
Money can't have been the issue. They have almost complete control of all trade nodes in the Eastern part of the Med.
Does the AI scuttle obsolete ships to replace them with more modern versions?