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Chapter Four: Das Boot
Milan and Genoa have been at war with each other, making their lands chaotic. Time to DoW.

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Shortly afterwards we peace out with Palatitane by giving them 25 ducats.

Peace with Milan - February 1423

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Now we turn towards Mantua. A recent border dispute gave us a core, so we DoW right when we've got our troops ready.

War with Mantua - March 1423

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Ok, some bigger powers are drawn to the war. Not a problem!

Mantua Annexed - March 1424

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Peace with Aquileia - September 1424

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Gold provinces taken, we can afford even more troops!

Peace with Savoy - February 1426

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Eww, ugly borders! We must fix it ASAP.

September 1427 Milan DoW's us. Their fault.

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1429 we declare war on Venice, allied with Savoy and Aquileia.

But before that, we have a problem:

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Err....

Savoy Annexed - January 1431


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Ahh, much prettier borders now.

Aquileia annexed - September 1431

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To prevent annexation spam, i won't post a screenshot where we annex Venice.

We take the risk and DoW Naxos:

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Aragon owns a province in Sicily, Genoa has a CoT.

Luckily, France didn't join the war.

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Genoa annexed - May 1434

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Third CoT in Italy is now owned by us.

Peace with Aragon - May 1434

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Italy is now ours.

Map of June 1434:

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Now, now. A little question: Guess what is my BB now? I'll tell you when the next update comes.


 

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40? 50?
impressive to see a united Italy in 1434.
And you are very lucky with France there :eek:
 

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Impressive! :eek:

Your BB is probably 65?
 

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Wow, that was pretty dang fast. :eek:

Now the Pope will truly be the the ruler of Europe (when you do conquer it, I have faith in you ;)) instead of the backseat ruler telling who can't conquer this, and who can.

BB is at 23<x<43?
 

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at least 60 for the BB :D
 

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Chapter Five: B&BBBB (Balkans & Beating the Big Blue Blob)
BB was 80.36. Bazti was the closest with 65.

September 11th :)eek:9/11) Ottoman empire attacks us. Luckily just before the war Timurids had made peace with OE and so they had cancelled the vassalisation of Serbia and Bosnia.

Peace with Serbia & Bosnia - December 1437


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So we got two regions (relatively) far away from Italy. We fix it by DoWing Montenegro, allied with Croatia and Serbia.

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Montenegro annexed - May 1438
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Ahh, sea connection.

Serbia annexed - February 1439

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And finally, Peace with Croatia - July 1439

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But we're not finished yet! Bosnia has guaranteed Crete, so we declare war on Crete.

Bosnia annexed, Crete WP'd. All right.

Next one is a bit harder. Austria DoW's us, but they're at war with Bohemia that takes up most of their soldiers.

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August 1441 we adopt Military Drill.

In October we annexed Croatia.

Peace with Austria - March 1442

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France warns us again, and within a month DoW's us. They are at war with Spain.

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But luckily we managed to gain enough WS before their doomstack arrived to peace out:

Peace with France - July 1443

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And here's the Papal State in August 1443:

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Now another question: Will I succeed in a WC?

 

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dunno if you'll succed , but going that fast it's strange you're not overwhelmed with rebels :D
well it's 1442 now ... BB of 110-ish? :D
 

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dunno if you'll succed , but going that fast it's strange you're not overwhelmed with rebels :D
well it's 1442 now ... BB of 110-ish? :D

That army you can see in Sicily is my counter-rebel army. That solves my problems. I also have a fort defense advisor.
 

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You're going very quickly! :cool:

The style seems vaguely familiar ;)
 

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This is pretty high up on the unsubtle-but-effective list. :) No more Mr-nice-Pope
Do you have BB wars turned off or do you regard them as a bonus?