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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.



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

Peace with Milan - February 1423



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



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

Mantua Annexed - March 1424



Peace with Aquileia - September 1424



Gold provinces taken, we can afford even more troops!

Peace with Savoy - February 1426



Eww, ugly borders! We must fix it ASAP.

September 1427 Milan DoW's us. Their fault.



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

But before that, we have a problem:



Err....

Savoy Annexed - January 1431




Ahh, much prettier borders now.

Aquileia annexed - September 1431



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

We take the risk and DoW Naxos:



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

Luckily, France didn't join the war.



Genoa annexed - May 1434



Third CoT in Italy is now owned by us.

Peace with Aragon - May 1434



Italy is now ours.

Map of June 1434:



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




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



Montenegro annexed - May 1438


Ahh, sea connection.

Serbia annexed - February 1439



And finally, Peace with Croatia - July 1439



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.



August 1441 we adopt Military Drill.

In October we annexed Croatia.

Peace with Austria - March 1442



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



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

Peace with France - July 1443



And here's the Papal State in August 1443:



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?