- Jan 22, 2015
As an answer to your question, here is an update on that Aragon which kept me very busy last week. I tend to play too much by night. Here I have spent some 30 hours, or 73 years in the game, since last post. However, like many players I guess, I often get bored at some point between 1500 and 1600 - I'd call it SLOIIG (Sudden Loss Of Interest In Game).How long do your games last?
I've settled all that land Castile had discovered for me (and I haven't even taken QFTNW myself). I DoW and annexed Zaporozhia to get a border with the horde, then used spies to fund patriot rebels and ruin Lithuanian colonization in Russia, then took back those provinces to my advantage. Then I started holy wars and took Ottomans' European provinces to prevent other Christian countries from expanding in this direction. Now they're locked on our continent and don't have many options apart from fighting one another to expand.
Meanwhile I've PUed France and Sweden, who along with my vassals (Denmark, Provence, Brittany, Wales and Münster) will be quite helpful when I plan on destroying the HRE. Would be a good moment to do this, former HRE Brabant lost the crown when they got a queen, now a much weakened Burgundy is the HRE as well as one of the 7 electors. The problem is I lack some valuable CBs if I want to fight and occupy each one of the electors in order to dismantle the Empire - I can only DoW Bohemia with the Heretic CB, which would drag their protestant ally and elector Anhalt and the Emperor, but no other elector. Think I have to wait for an even better opportunity to do this but there's no hurry.
My latest war was against the Mamluks - nothing special in this except the fact they're allied with Delhi and for the very first time in all the games I've played, I could see a Delhi army attacking me in the Caucasus. Impressive, it must be because the Sunni countries have grown quite strong in this game : see map below.
I'm not sure I will follow till 1821 with that brave Aragon, but at least I'd like to go ahead until I destroy the HRE and get to see what happens next.