Thank you, good to hear that the AAR is entertaining to read as well.This AAR is awesome! Hats off to you sir... and your confucionist Europe
I do not hope to completely eliminate any of the major powers: even GB, economically and military now definitately a second-rate power, has about 50 provinces left. The HRE has a 115 provinces! My plan is basically to reduce the economy and milititary capability of the Great Powers so that China becomes a hegemon.Whoah, northern HRE is in place of Poland, that's weird. Are you planning to take down whole HRE and release every single nation within it?
Also, it's the first time I see Saxe-Lauenburg ever, and it looks great, so... XVII-century-like
Well done, Xavierfox, you made a very impressive Ming empire! And with that huge HRE (France? East Europe? The whole of Scandinavia?!), you have an exiting endgame waiting for you.I was inspired by this AAR so I started my very own Ming (now Manchu) game. It's 1720. Note my extremely large and in-charge territory compared to a relatively minuscule yet still bigger than average HRE.
Except instead of going east for the New World I went west, all the way to Novgorod so far. You may notice I also own most of Italy, including my most recent conquest, Roma (now well on its way towards the one true faith, Confucianism).
Well, primarily because I wanted to continue playing as Ming/China so that the campaign is as alt-history as possible. Besides, I do not always take the optimal strategy: the whole "conquer all of North America" strategy is IMO quite suboptimal, but I wanted to see if with the factions I was able to build up the economy, expand military and establish colonies at the same time.Question for you though, knul. I might have missed it, but why not form Manchu/Qing Dynasty? Some hefty bonuses are wrapped up in that event pathway.
I would suggest that you search for Peter Ebbesen's AARs, you will surely change your mindOverall fantastic AAR, knul. Best on the site. Truly.
change during decade change since 1399 1790 1800 absolute relative absolute relative No. of provinces 295 309 14 5% 255 472% Yearly income 12.452 14.500 2.048 16% 13.662 1630% Yearly income/province 42,2 46,9 4,7 11% 31,4 202% Inflation 0,7 0,7 0 N/A 0,7 N/A Manpower (x1.000) 577 616 39 7% 531 625% Army Size 390 390 0 0% 351 900% Navy size 227 227 0 0% 178 363%
I have 18 vassals in Asia and 10 in Europe, so 28 in total.Nicely done, how many vassals do you have now?
In the discussion after the End of an age episode, I explained that I edited the MNG tag so that Ming's political colour is yellow, the name is China and I have replaced the coat of arms. So basically it's a completely cosmetic change with no gameplay impacts whatsoever, as I still play with the MNG tag.Apologies if you're already answered this, but was China something you modded in or is it new to DW? (As opposed to Ming)
You've really done a tremendous job here; can't wait to see the thrilling conclusion!
I haven't destroyed anyone, I just liberate those poor people suffering under despotic monarchs and give them democracy!Are you gonna war everyone on earth? and then destroy them?
As BootOnFace said, the release vassal button is on the first page.Hey I'm the guy with the big Manchu empire posted recently. Not surprisingly in all those conquests I gathered a lot of infamy. I tried releasing vassals to reduce it just like you did, but it has never worked. So now I'm still high infamy and minus a few vassals. I'm on the latest patch btw. Is this a glitch maybe? It's the "cancel vassalisation" button, yes?
I do indeed use the "sell" button and sell the provinces for zero ducats. It is indeed a but tedious, but in my cases it's spread out over time so I see it as something to kill time until the next war.Also how is it that you give so many provinces to your vassals? Do you just use the sell province button? I find that very tedious having to scroll down through that list over and over, especially with literally hundreds of provinces. Plus, if the provinces are not next to the vassal borders I'll be lucky to get a "maybe" for a 0 gold sale offer. And besides, when you conquer and annex a province, you still gain the infamy for it, and selling a province to a vassal doesn't reduce infamy, so why not just keep the provinces?
Or maybe he is terrified that so much blood had to be shed to bring his wisdom across the globe? We will never now...I can literally imagine Confucius so giddy that half* the population on Earth praises his teachings.
Too bad this is the penultimate update (it rhymed!)... Damn you and your regular updating! *shakes fist at sky*
*Probably more, since you do have CHINA, INDIA AND EUROPE under your boot, besides North America
I will certainly not extend the end date as 1) I see the limited time as a challenge and 2) the game is becoming a bit boring. Especially writing about it is quite difficult, as basically all I am doing now is dow, assault, get provinces, sell provinces/release.Are you gonna do another AAR after this? Or extend the end date?
It just shows that once you get powerful, infamy becomes paramount (and is very important before that as well). Without good CBs or even without CBs at all, conquest is very slow, at least four times slower than with the best CBs.It took me about 250 years to vassalize and conquer all of India as Ming and you mostly did it in little over a decade. That's impressive.
No, I mean Delphi, my ruthless regime has transplanted the Greek ruling elite to India to control the natives.Great job knul, too bad it's mostly over
Also, I'm sure you meant Delhi (the Indian 'sultanate', or should I say 'Confucian Republic') not Delphi (the Greek city)