- Jul 25, 2008
It is a nice empire, with quite a lot of rich lands as well- your lagging in techs could be attributed at poor lands at start and to expanding. My guess is that teching will get easier soon as I see you have Austrian, Ottoman and some Italian lands already. By the way, which of your neighbours did you conquer first, and how vassalisation was resolved?
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P.S. It is also nice to see a game where colonisation is normal for ~1530. Have you edited anything in the game or did this happen naturally?
Soon after the game started hungary offered me an alliance, and I then cancelled vassilisation and accepted the alliance, so they wouldnt be able to attack me straight away. Then I immediatly DoWed Moldavia, Hungary betrayed me, took 1 prov and vassilised, then immediatly did the same to walachia. Luckily for me hungary then attacked aquelia, and they had to fight bohemia who was still the emporor, so I DoWed Hungary and managed to snatch a couple provs. But I lost my vassals and lots of prestige quite quickly when lith and OE dowed them both and I didnt answer their call to arms. But then the OE dowed me and with the help from the bavaria (HRE) and bohemia (gurenteeing me) I had to fight them for about 20 years until I managed to get them to cede bulgaria and release their 2 vassals... Then 5 years later they attacked again when I was actually at war with the emporor and I got steamrolled.... I hadnt really been expecting serbia and bosnia to remain loyal allies when they werent vassals....
And all colonisation is just happening naturally.