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    Real Strategy Requires Cunning

Should I form Italy, or stay as the Pope?

  • Stay as the Pope

    Votes: 35 60,3%
  • Forza Italia!

    Votes: 23 39,7%

  • Total voters
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Conquer Italy and slowly send out missionaries to bring back the heretics.
 

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comagoosie said:
Conquer Italy and slowly send out missionaries to bring back the heretics.
But how to conquer Italy?
 

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Obviously you have only one choice: Win the next HRE election.
 

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Very enjoyable AAR.
 

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He has posted 2 screenshots from his game in the strange screenshots thread!
1 shows he is at war with Great Britain! :eek: :D
 

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This will be a difficult mission. The AI can't be trusted to convert provinces on their own, so you'll have to conquer them.
 

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spl said:
He has posted 2 screenshots from his game in the strange screenshots thread!
1 shows he is at war with Great Britain! :eek: :D
An Austrian succesion war?
 

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It seems that the best bet is to.... wait. AI actually does pretty good job at converting. On the other hand war with the GB could also aid you to convert Italy... in someway... right??? :rolleyes:
 

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Miirshak said:
When will you write the next chapter man ? :) I liked this AAR!

If you want sneakpeaks, check the strange screenshots thread. :D
 

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The Wookiee said:
You're in what they call a "tight spot" :rofl: You are not going... give up are you? :eek:

What?!?!

I will NEVER give up!

rasmus40 said:
This looks like a tough one. Is there any way to team up with either France or Castille? If all else fails You could try the laid back approach and see whether the current owners will try convert the provinces themselves.

If you must go up against France maybe you should have their ruler excommunicated. That might make others more interested in joining you in a war against them.

The states controlling Italy cannot be trusted to bring back the heretic to the faith. So the pope must do his duty and convert them by force!

Ahura Mazda said:
Hyper inflation and mercs?

Not yet! :D

It was careful planning and patience that won the day!

Enewald said:
just change mission.
Or start conquering.
And taking loan.
And going to bankrupt.
And collapsing.
And losing bb wars.

Or just change mission.

wheet, Malta?
Where is Malta?

I can't change missions, the pope wouldn't like that.

Oops! I forgot Malta, It's part of Italy too!

Ahura Mazda said:
If you work really hard you may be strong enough after ~200 years, complete the mission then!

It only took me 150 years! :cool:

Rysz said:
We'll happily and unpatiently await The Update of the AAR :D

Good luck!

You can now no longer unpatiently wait, as the update is here! :D

rasmus40 said:
Could you at least tell us what your strategy is? It would be great to know.

I had no strategy, but i got the mission done! :)

Ahura Mazda said:
Maybe he doesn't have one :p

Or he follows my advice, kinda sounds like it

Aye, I did! :D

comagoosie said:
Conquer Italy and slowly send out missionaries to bring back the heretics.

Yes, that's the plan!

Ahura Mazda said:
But how to conquer Italy?

With war of course! :D

Arilou said:
Obviously you have only one choice: Win the next HRE election.

I thought about it but then decided that France needed the HRE bonus to stand a chance against the mighty force of a line of warrior popes! :rofl:

Ahura Mazda said:
As a pope he can't... :(

:(

comagoosie said:
diplo-annex Sicily and use Austria to its full potential.

Yes, Sicily... and Corsica, and Sardinia, and the Knights, and Pisa, and Tuscany... :)

stnylan said:
Very enjoyable AAR.

:D

Thanks!

spl said:
He has posted 2 screenshots from his game in the strange screenshots thread!
1 shows he is at war with Great Britain! :eek: :D

:eek:

Tuy said:
This will be a difficult mission. The AI can't be trusted to convert provinces on their own, so you'll have to conquer them.

Yes, tha AI was not willing to help me finish my mission. That is why it was punished by the removal of their lands. :)

Ahura Mazda said:
An Austrian succesion war?

No, A Ragusan Succession War between Austria and Russia! :rofl:

Kentti said:
It seems that the best bet is to.... wait. AI actually does pretty good job at converting. On the other hand war with the GB could also aid you to convert Italy... in someway... right??? :rolleyes:

I'm afraid the AI could not convert a province if their entire treasury depended on it.

And war with Great Britain did help in converting northern Italy.

Miirshak said:
When will you write the next chapter man ? :) I liked this AAR!

Next update in a few minutes!!! :D

Kentti said:
If you want sneakpeaks, check the strange screenshots thread. :D

YES!!! ;)

spl said:
It shows he got Lombardia and Liguria!

I did?!?! :eek:

Tycho said:
And is ally of Spain (or Castille)

I am?!?! :D




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Only 150 years to to that! For me, maybe twice as much time would be needed :(
 

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The Papal State : A Mission AAR
Part IX

Hello everybody, I'm back!

And our mission is:

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We quickly decide to declare war on Milan, the junior partner in a PU with Great Britain.

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An ally of Milan decides to pay tribute to the Pope!

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We conquer Milan!

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And we also notice that Sicily (not a member of the HRE) is being guaranteed by Genoa, Venice, Aquelia, and is the senior partner in a PU with Corsica.

This did not help Sicily...

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or Genoa...

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or Corsica...

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or Aquelia, or Venice...

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I trust the Austrians more...

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OMGOWEANVNIERNOIWGIRKGNKNTYT!1!!11!!!eleven!!!one!

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Great Britain accepts peace only after we occupy London. :mad:

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We send missionaries as soon as we get the new provinces!

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Here is a screeny of the spread of Protestantism. :(

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Our missionaries are very effective! :D

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Here is the spread of protestantism fifteen years later!

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Then we get this...

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"I will not stand this, the english must be driven out of Italy if it's the last thing I do!!!" the pope was heard screaming in the Papal Apartments.

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Fortunatly, I had stationed troops in French Scotland before the pope declared war.

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We head for the trading center of East Anglia...

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Great Britain will soon see it's end for defying the pope!

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London is taken for the second time in fifty years!

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:rofl:

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The British cede Lombardia!

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We send a missionary!

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Genoa is annexed...

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Deep Voice:

"...and with it, so is the rest of the world"

Normal Voice:

No wait that's not right.

...and with it, so is Cuba!

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I have to thank Spanish Protestant Zealots for defecting to Genoa!!!


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The Papal State : A Mission AAR
Part IX (Continued)



We sell Azow to Russia, as my main point of focus right now is not in that region.

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AHA!!!

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Another pic of the spread and retreat (!) of protestantism...

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Some say our missionaries are the best in the world...

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I agree.

Yay!!

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The pope notices that the knights are protestant and decides not to tolerate it any longer!

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We hadn't declared war before because they were guaranteed by all of Iberia!

After that, we spend time building buildings, ships, troops, and our treasury for the challenge that lay ahead...

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:rofl: Hamburg is the alliance leader :rofl:

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We take advantage of the situation and...

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This way, pisa is not allied with HRE France.

Hamburg provides no resistance...

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The italian minors are annexed and/or vassalised because they have provinces in america (rebels :mad: )

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The main force is in French Italy...

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Alliance leader Hamburg proves to be weak...

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That gives me a 100 % warscore!

We don't make peace yet because we still need Savoy and Nice.

Meanwhile, we destroy a French fleet with a 10,000 man army inside!

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We capture Nice and Savoy and ask for peace with alliance leader Hamburg...

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We Immediatly send some missionaries!

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And they bring good news!

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