- Jul 26, 2016
Tips? I mean, you are kinda in a pickle with this oneI'm the only one feeling the need to share his games, but whatever.
This one was really enjoyable.
Just in time.
I had to do two trucebreaks, but one of them was to get the Jolofian provinces in Guinea who were not needed and i could probably have avoided the other one if I played better. I also took the time to integrate my vassals, to have this nice looking little blue nation. The colour, the flag, everything is adorable. I have 95 core provinces before 1500 but I can't get more, so no "Big Light Blue Blob" today.
That's not especially hard once you did the initial expansion and can take on anyone alone, but god how hard it is to get to that point. There is a lot of luck involved with the alliances, you can't wait for someone to dishonor, you have to chain wars literally all the time. This is my fifth attempt after several deadlocked ones or mistakes from my part, and several restarts to get good inital setups.
The dynamic of the region was super enjoyable, a lot of action, similar sized nations, different alliance webs every time, very similar to India except it's a lot smaller so a lot faster to unify. I had played as Songhai and Mali before, but playing an OPM in that situation is really super fun.
I'm really tempted to do a real Dahomey run, or to play as another minor there. I killed this one to get the achievement, unfortunately:
I think I've never had that kind of tech, even as an American nation.
Good point is that does not prevent me from being a GP:
I honestly think I never expanded that fast and that agressively before, even for the real "Big Blue Blob". It puts things in perspective. I multiplied my country by more than 200 in a mere 50 years. That was... intense.