- Apr 12, 2001
How big is the BBB?
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Pretty large, they united all of France (minus one of the English provinces in former Aquitaine, it went to Spain). Plus, they hold Antwerp and several of the Burgundian Lowland Provinces. Their manpower is incredible, not to mention their armies with their national ideas are superior in morale to my own, even with the Defensive idea buff! :/How big is the BBB?
That shall be described in Chapter 4, when I discuss the Italian Wars and all the impacts that this on and off 50 year conflict for control of Northern Italy had on the Italian states, France, and most importantly, Austria, which will properly become the Habsburg Monarchy (unified) during the crisis of the Second Italian War.How did the Most Serene Republic meets its ends?
Yeah, England got beat up by a coalition of France and Spain, Spain got the last of the English provinces in former Aquitaine and had to release Cornwall and it initially set them back a bit in Ireland too. Sweden is now the most powerful of the Scandinavian countries, possessing much of Norway and even mainland Denmark. Denmark is now in a PU with Bavaria. Denmark actually only controls its isle provinces. Sweden is doing very well thus far.Well, it appears as though Protestantism is flourishing, and Reformed isn't too bad either. And it also appears as though Cornwall exists. So I assume that the tri-pact of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden split off? Also, has any power started colonization yet?
Only a war that's going to be over 40 years long! (Sort of) and completely wreck my manpower and keep my treasury low as I'm dependent upon loans and mercenaries (I always keep a substantial mercenary arm anyway to save on manpower costs, probably a 1:4 split from regular recruited units, mostly cavalry and artillery, while possibly 1/3 of my infantry are mercenaries).That's quite some Protestant spread-will there be any holy wars in Austria's future?
Might be a little bit ahead of ourselves, but yes! Chapter 6 will build up to the Forty Years' War, which is going to be the giant Chapter 7, not yet finished by me and is already 31 pages TNR 12 in the document containing all the updates. Here we are, writing a book again that I won't get published or make any money off of! :ninja:Wars of religion, here we come.
Chapter 5, 6, and 7 deal with the Counter Reformation, the Protestant composition and threat in the Holy Roman Empire (as the Protestant electors finally decide to coalesce around a single candidate that threatens my hegemony over the ancient order) and of course, the long awaited 40 Years' War, but we still have a long half century struggle for Northern Italy to discuss after we wrap up the Protestant Reformation in my next update, whenever I decide to get the associated pictures and post it!As a protestant, I'm feeling all happy and proud.
Probably a sign that you really should bring on the anti-protestant rhetoric.
Why I certainly appreciate that GuG (I might have called you by your first name, but am otherwise unsure, like with General_Hoth, if I should be blasting your non-avatar alias to the rest of the forum)!Ah, volksmarschall, it does pay! In the love of your fans for creating such amazing updates!
A Forty Years War? I can't wait! The Thirty Years War OTL is my favorite period of European history besides Victorian age, and maybe this'll be similar. Keep up the updates!
Oh, you noticed that! Yeah, seeing that from you, then realizing that I was embroiled in an mostly on, sometimes off, conflict with German and French Protestants from 1559-1605 and I wasn't sure what to call it, I decided to just borrow your title! It's very catchy!Forty Years War? Seems like someone is....hmmm...RIPPING ME OFF?
I'm loving this! The possibility of a France far more invested in German matters seems really interesting, and it should provide you with a worthy rival (perhaps too worthy, given her ownership of Antwerp)
Yeah, France is always OP from my perspective, one of the reasons why I tend not to play with them. I mean, I have completed the whole Defensive Ideas with the +15% morole boost, have an army reformer with an additional +10% morale boost, prestige is nearly 100 with another +10% morale boost for the armies from that and I'm still 0.5 morale points below the French armies. I need overwhelming numerical numbers and favorable terrain to win battles. Hell, I lost a battle with 90,000 men (plus allies) vs. 50,000 French and got utterly f*ed in the battle, and I had a very competent, 3/4/4/2 commander leading the army vs. a French commander with similar stats, I believe a 4/4/2/1 iirc.Yeah I'm going to have issues in Eu4 with just how much more morale you have as a French player in EU4 compared to the Christmas Momod, where it's hard for France to justify taking Drilling Orders because you need the manpower / force limits / discipline
How idealistic of you!And once again, religion is the cause of the slaughter of millions. Business as usual.