- Oct 30, 2005
Fodoron said:On the rest I agree. Between 1530 and 1570 they had the best navy in the Mediterranean.
Yes. A big navy, around the tech levels where galleys are powerful is ok. And the naval powers of the game are not mediterrenean powers anyway. They may given help by a naval supplies manufactory.
But what my main point is, starting Ottomans with Orthodox tech group and giving them land tech 5 helps them to succeed historicly without additional help and then west europe catches them in tech levels, Ottomans survive for a time with their huge manpower, and then begin to lag... just in time, without event interventions to make them rise or fall. This also helps Russia and Hungary.
Removing slavonic culture did not work in my experiment. About zacharym's point, OE can made Hungary desiring with the hitlist. I don't think it really needs the cores. Anyway, my main point is above. This is what may make the Ottoman Empire work without additional help.