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thanks, took a lot of planning to get them too look nice. shame the Russian and Austrian borders are messed up.

currently in a knights to Jerusalem game, but I think Venice has ruined it :( soooo close.



Edit:-> okay third or fourth attempt :) This was really tense towards the end, but finally the Kingdom of Jerusalem is restored. Wonder how long it will be before the Ottomans ROFL stomp me.

 
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can you link up the mod?
No mod. Just select "Player map mode". It's the one with the pawns as a symbol.
I think in 1.8 they changed it to show everything owned (your country + subjects) in your country color.

For the player name, edit: C:\Users\ [your-username-here] \Documents\Paradox Interactive\Europa Universalis IV\settings.txt

lastplayer="[your-EU4-name-here]"
 

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My humble Byzantine game took a turn to the unexpected. Castile inherited England and has Portugal as a vassal. Austria was the predominant European Power(Owning half of France) Until the Dutch rebellion. Brandenburg had an explosive start but has stagnated after winning the league war and becoming emperor.
 

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Game preference? Personally I'd try "world police Genoa". Abandon your hometown completely, settle only in the former Crimea. Tech up, stay small, get military ideas. Then go punish all the imperialist aggressors!
Care to elaborate? Or anyone else? I don't want to sit around for 100s of years and not take over stuff. BTW, I just took over some important lands, I will update the with picture later, but my Steelers are playing now. :D
 

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In my Genoa game I took Alexandria and the Suez area and am expanding into India, and making some massive cash.
 

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Care to elaborate? Or anyone else? I don't want to sit around for 100s of years and not take over stuff. BTW, I just took over some important lands, I will update the with picture later, but my Steelers are playing now. :D
Some more details:
1. Expand near the Crimean region, expanding back home generates too much AE.
2. Military focus, keep up on military tech. Get tons of military ideas: Offensive, Quantity, Defensive, Quality.
3. Reach DIP 22 and get the Imperialism CB.
4. Look around for big bad guys and punish them using the Imperialism CB.
5. But in your case it's actually anti-imperialism since you want to release as many nations as possible.
6. The bigger they are, the harder they should fall.
 

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Well the last patch ruined my Hanseatic Empire, I just went for a full ninja rush on all the CoT provinces and made a 18 merchant long trading route.





And this is what made me so filthy rich, just colonise 4 provinces and don't let the CN spawn!

 

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Well the last patch ruined my Hanseatic Empire, I just went for a full ninja rush on all the CoT provinces and made a 18 merchant long trading route.





And this is what made me so filthy rich, just colonise 4 provinces and don't let the CN spawn!

Holy sh*t!

Awesome man!!!
 

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This is my Mamluks campaign after 100 years of playing (November 1544)

 

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Game = Won

Poland -> Commonwealth -> Prussia -> Germany -> (gonna shift to Russia soon).
Vassals: Sweden, Crimea, Bavaria, Novgorod
End game aim: to create a European map that looks like post-WW2-Axis-Victory

 

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Game = Won

Poland -> Commonwealth -> Prussia -> Germany -> (gonna shift to Russia soon).
Vassals: Sweden, Crimea, Bavaria, Novgorod
End game aim: to create a European map that looks like post-WW2-Axis-Victory
What are the mods you are using? Are they IM compatible?
 

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Game = Won

Poland -> Commonwealth -> Prussia -> Germany -> (gonna shift to Russia soon).
Vassals: Sweden, Crimea, Bavaria, Novgorod
End game aim: to create a European map that looks like post-WW2-Axis-Victory

ive never understood the point of switching to random other formables
 

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Game = Won

Poland -> Commonwealth -> Prussia -> Germany -> (gonna shift to Russia soon).
Vassals: Sweden, Crimea, Bavaria, Novgorod
End game aim: to create a European map that looks like post-WW2-Axis-Victory
Nice!

Playing well-known formables with unique/rare gonvernment forms while still performing well above average is what separates real men from the rest of the rabble.
 

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ive never understood the point of switching to random other formables
I imagine that the rationale is as follows:

Poland -> Commonwealth gets you lots and lots of land in Lithuania.
Commonwealth -> Prussia gives you the absurdly strong Prussian military NIs.
Prussia -> Germany gives you loads of accepted cultures and free claims.
Germany -> Russia is the least obvious of the four, but presumably it's for the enormous amount of claims that forming Russia gives you.

It's not a strategy I'd pursue, but there is a logic to it.
 

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Germany -> Russia is the least obvious of the four, but presumably it's for the enormous amount of claims that forming Russia gives you.

It's not a strategy I'd pursue, but there is a logic to it.
Well, neither Germany nor Prussia are allowed to culture shift as far as I can see, hence no Russia here.

Also, Russian late-game events are good. Hell, if you're lucky, you can stack two -10% tech cost modifiers from 1750 for the rest of the campaign.