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So I tried to play horde, getting the achivement "Back in Control". I have to say, that using loans us a resource feels really weird for me.

 

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My first time creating Rome. The borders are horrendous, but still.

I was Sweden-Scandinavia, so all the blue in the new world is mine. Aside from that, Baluchistan, Kaffa, Dzungar, Nepal and Shu are also vassals.

I had Tombouktu as a vassal, but since he had lands touching the Mediterranean I had to betray him in order to get the Mare Nostrum achievement, so my OE is through the roof and I'm 10 months from the Aspiration for Liberty disaster.

Otherwise, I think that's my best game yet.
 

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My little Denmark achievement run. Very casual game but I wanted the two Denmark specific achievements, so now I have 'The Iron Price' and 'Østindisk Kompagni Te'. Also did 'You Get a New Home, and You Get a New Home' where you need to expel 5 different minorities because I didn't have it yet and I never use the 'expel minorites'-feature really.
Now I have 40% of all achievements. Not sure yet what I'll do next.
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A 'Winged Hussars'/'One King to Rule!'/'Poland can into space' achievement run that turned into a late-game 'That's a Silk Road'.

 

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The malayan empire
 

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Not an overly impressive empire but any means, but one i'm proud of. Started as Hisn Kayfa for the Saladin's Legacy achievement and used an ironman mod to change the name to Ayyubids. It took 2 restarts at the begging to figure out my early game strategy, which was to develop Hisn Kayfa so that I could take larger loans to finance a bigger army without the risk of bankruptcy. I was allied to the Ottomans for most of the game, even despite cutting them off from further expansion into the Mamluks or to the East, forcing them into conflict with Europeans that eventually whittled down the Ottomans Quantity+Offensive force limit.
 

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For those who don't want to open a separate tab or window just to see the picture.

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I CAME, I SAW, and ehm.... I failed sadly.
This was my first real WC attempt and as you guys can see, I came up short.
From 1444-1622 (end of court and country disaster), I did really well and I was definitely on pace, but after that it went downhill. My late game execution (especially after 1700) was bad. I failed because of a lack of late game familiarity and not being sure how to beat the Europeans and their colonies as efficient as possible. I did learn a lot and I'm sure I'll be able to get the WC sometime in the future. I did get 14 new achievements so that's nice.

I'm gonna try to improve my late game execution + look up a guide or WC playthrough to better understand how to finish the late game better.
It'll be a while before I try again though because conquering the world is exhausting lol


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Got the "Luck of the Irish" achievement in 1554. It was pretty straightforward. Started as Munster, allied France, ate up the other Irish minors, ate Scotland, then started attacking England while their armies were involved in a war on the continent.

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Who's little Hugh?
A young Englishman from Hampshire, soon to be an archer in King Henry VIII's army, wanting to show them evil French that Normandy and Gascony are rightful English land.

He knew nothing about the brave New World or the Triangle Trade though.
 

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I'd never done the achivement called Sunset Invasion though I'd played the Aztecs before, so I decided to give it a shot.

It was quite easy to vassalize my neighbours and get the five Nahuatl reforms, so when Castille showed up I already owned the Aztec and Mayan areas, clicked a button and reformed my government. After 1700 where I'd almost caught up idea-wise to the Western nation I decided to launch the Sunset Invasion - and I failed on my first attempt having to do a white peace. So I waited a little while, got Quality finished and launched a second attempt at Sunset Invasion - this time succesfully capturing London and Lisbon. After that Paris fell, followed by Madrid and Rome, finishing off with Amsterdam. I got my achivement but looking at the map it felt a little gamey, so I decided to "clean up" and hence get a map that actually looked like a Sunset Invation - and voila

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(and for the curious people out there also a map of the Americas with my vassels (Huron, Quito, Inca and Guarani)

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My first world conquest, Timurids --> Mughals
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Got lazy and decided to wrap up before annexing my last vassal, Deccan. The only thing of real note was Castile getting France under a PU in addition to its regulars, forming Spain, and becoming emperor for a scary-looking blob as I turned to Europe. The end game was a slog and not particularly fun; I don't think I'll be doing another WC for a long time.