A pretentious asshole who thinks he knows history
- Jun 4, 2015
Let’s talk about “overpowerness” of the Commonwealth, mentioned a lot recently – the main problem seems to be weakness of Russian states caused by relatively low number of provinces in Russia along with their development, and highly developed Ruthenia since the Common Sense. Yet, numbers of people find Polish national ideas the main reason of Polish-Lithuanian dominance – IMO the ideas are good, but they’re overly militaristic:
- I don't see a reason to nerf “Winged Hussars”, this one is somehow explicable by the myth of Polish-Lithuanian hussars. If people really find +33% cavalry combat ability over the top, this could be lowered,(EDIT: though personally, I'd leave it at 33%)
- “Piechota Wybraniecka” could stay, but it should only grant national manpower – Polish infantry wasn’t too famous for their efficiency, and in reality it mainly consisted of often untrained nobles, the chosen infantry itself was made up by peasants from the king's lands, therefore granting Poland infantry combat ability is a bit off.
- “Focus on Field Defence” could be replaced with “Antemurale Christianitatis”, giving +1 diplomatic reputation and additional religious unity/papal influence instead of morale. Both accurate with the country’s policy in XVII century and balancing its ideas.
- "Found the foreign section" should be replaced with something connected to trade - the Commonwealth used to provide a lot of wheat for the rest of Europe, Gdańsk/Danzig was a very important centre of Baltic trade as well - this could be represented by trade power bonus, like +15%.