It was dragos22. I'm so tempted to try again though. I want to do it when El Dorado is released, if I find some kind of exploit or if it's possible through conquest.did you ever start a ryukyu one tag too ikkiks? Thought i read you were willing to attempt it aswell.. Or was that dragos22 (the guy who did ottoman one tag)
How do you intend to convert to Christianity?
Morocco could have Portuguese cores left.the intent is to get coring range up to europe or america, and westernize from a core of christian western country NEXT to me. In that case, animist nations get an event that flips them to the christian faith of the neighbouring christian state.
How and where exactly will be determined by opportunistism. Most likely it will be a colony snatch move in south america (first portuguese colonies) but i'm nit sure yet.
something has kept me busy.
Remember that war on aragon to take portuguese colonies?
Aragon just took full anneation of toulouse then. Castile their rival joined coalition.
I was not thinking ahead very well.
I didn't have a diplomat free, or i would have joined that coalition.
And dow on aragon. Castille would have helped me versus aragon and portugal then, and i would have had european capital by now, since Castille would only occupy stuff in THEIR name that they got claim on, because I am warleader.
Castille trashed portugal and aragon in that war. And i was SO angry at myself to let the opportunity pass.
I would have had a european capital and i could even have released guyenne.
Somehow i can't get this out of my head.. I hate missing out on opportunity like this.
Edit again: BBQFTW pointed out i never could have asked for provinces in that war, since its coalition war. So, my mind is clear again. Still, i leave the comment here, as declaring coalition war is still useful to feed a vassal cores from other countries that someone made a coalition against.
Edit AGAIN: i was theorycrafting again.
If i had declare on aragon and if it became coalition war, i would STILL have been able to do seperate peace deal with Portugal, that allows to ask for provinces in your name.
I did it with the first Ayutthaya/dai viet war. I did seperate peace deal with dai viet, and i could ask for provinces in my own name.
But, let's say i asked for algarve. It should have been within my colonial range after westernising and maybe taking dip tech 7, counted from arguin.
But i would lose Portugal as potential ally then, and Castille would not have been happy either. It would have been very bad idea i think, since Portugal would declare reconquest asap, and i probably could forget about allying Castille, after taking algarve.
All in all, would have been way too risky move.
If i take a europea province, it will likely be a province that i can release as vassal (to avoid nationalism) or a province right NEXT to a province that i can release as vassal. In that way, i would have been able to ally austria (since range malus for alliances also takes NON cored provinces into account when counting the range) , and after i secured all alliances i could get, i would have sold the province BACK to the vassal.
Oh well. I'll get another opportunity.
So remember folks: joining a coalition can make another non-ally nation do the heavy lifting for you.
Khmer did same for vs vs ayutthaya, coalition war. Savoy is now in coalition verus aragon, that might be useful still...
And when I got to the Arguin part I mumbled "son of a..."
Magnificent. Simply magnificent.
Crazy. Africa isn't a bad continent at all - lots of ivory + gold. Do you plan on eventually moving to Europe?
Well-executed plan as well.