I was allied with Castille. They were facing a Jihad, so I decided to help them out without joining their war. At this time, I was the old and battered Eastern Roman Empire with nothing except their starting territories and Levant coastline.
I sent my 20,000 strong army to Iberian peninsula and quickly took a Muslim minor. Then the Andalusian Sultan died in battle against Castille, so the nation broke apart into many one province minors. I relentlessly took all of them before Castille could. And then I went on to conquer more Muslim states around the area. Suddenly I found myself owning half of Iberia. I converted it and used the manpower from the area to bolster my conquests in the east. And then Africa. And then the Italians and HRE. And then France. And finally Britain.
You still should secure the est of the lands at your side of Rhine and Danube. The new "grant independence" option should help you shape the borders better.
Or maybe you'd like to put the planned Elbe river border in instead.
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Form Hindustan as Ryukyu.
Overtake all of China as the Mongol Khanate.
sooo...after a great success with Austria-Hungary i decided to try something completely different. Aztec. I wanted to get away from Europe for a while...
Year 1440. Start (as i noticed later,i had to start from 1359 in order to have better technologies when europeans come.... that was a big mistake..
My "big" world..
and Castillians came to our lands... with double higher technologies...i had no chances to defend my lands,,,
soon after this screenshot Aztecs have been annexed by Castille....
so...anybody have an idea how to survive with primitive countries after europeans come? at least until it possible to westernize technologies...
Try to get top adviser, get some tech, and wait till West comes to you. The hardest is holding your ground till you westernize. Get their WE high, do not lose your armies so that you recapture lost lands, scorch earth....and hope that don't bring doom stack and get white peace at best
I played as Aztecs two years ago. I defeated the Portuguese (who came first) and then the Spanish.
The key is to have a huge army. The Europeans simply cannot take so many Aztec warriors all at once. My stacks were almost always exceeding 60,000 even though it sucked up manpower. Another factor is to have as high-level ministers and generals as possible, especially ministers that replenish manpower.
And as Arbitrary Crusader said, go for a white peace.
In that game, I westernized 40 years after the end of my war with the Spanish when they colonized my neighbouring provinces. But then they got a casus belli against me just after I was trying to keep up with 1600s technology. They overran me within three months.
thank you guys. currently I am in Europe again with Byzantium, but after it I still wanna come back to South America.. or even Africa. I survived first attack of spanish with Aztec..and lost just few provinces, but after 20 years they attacked again and again... another thing, is it possible somehow to get colonists with Aztec? in that case it would be possible to make a reserve colony where it would be possible to move my capital in case europeans destroy my minor lands.. ?
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