- Jan 13, 2007
VIP's consditions are different: you need to control and own Lahore (Panjab), Karachi (Sindh), Srinagar (Kashmir), and to control (but not own) Delhi, Jaipur and another city that I forgot (was it Gwailor?) but that I removed from the list for the following reasons: I would had needed two wars with Britain to get it, because you can only invade the princely states one at the time and getting a land border with them is compulsory to declare war (because you are an unciv.). I know it makes it much more easy, but it would not be realistic looking and barely explainable to have to occupy all of India (because thats what you need to force any peace out of the UK), including Delhi, to get a border with a princely state of secondary importance.By the way, I knew there was an event to re-create the Mughal Empire, but it seemed to me that conditions were harsher than yours ... 100 pts of prestige, and many more key-cities to occupy, until the capitale city of Hyderabad, in central India.
What were your event's conditions please ??
Marching on Delhi with enough power behind (most of mod. day Pakistan in this case) would be enough to proclaim a new Mughal Empire considering the Indian rebels did it in 1857 with no support from any prince, just by crowning the emperor. Sorry if I may sounds like cheating my way but its not the case.
truth is life: it was probably easier than in VIP because I doesn't have a 'British India' that focus on me with its colonial divisions, only the United Kingdom wich spreads on every continent and is alway busy in a war far away. And I must admit that the Opium war helped me alot. But I still had massive fighting against British partisans wich can easily be seen in the screenshot showing all of India occupied.
On the other hand, in VIP, when you occupy a good percentage of British India, the UK will annex it, making anything you occuped previously directly yours. Wich is a much easier way to get a good portion of India without having to deal with the AI in peace negotiations to gain provinces.