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Here is an update of the Second Reich.
EDIT: ****, you've given me a sudden desire to go form Germany. This is going to ruin my Ming WC campaign progress.
Ok, so here is how my occasionally mention Ming WC campaign is going. Japan has been my ally since the very start, and has never wavered. To start, I got decced by the Oriat Horde in year one. They were allied with Manchu and another faction in the north (who's name escapes me). As I began to crush them (they had no match for my manpower) a couple southeast asain factions decided to have a go. These wars were drawing to a close when a coupe more southeast asain factions attack. I finished the first SE asia war (left all of them with one prov) I quickly finished the other two factions. I got Manchu, Oriat, and the other to one prov as well. I sat around, readjusted my economy, and about a year later another SE asain faction came after me. This pulled two of the one prov nations into another quick war with me. They were quickly annexed. Left the other with one prov. Korea attacked here, and they pulled Manchu into another war with me. The Oriats reattacked shortly after as well. All were swiftly crushed. These wars pushed me over the BB limit (uh yeah... we're umm, what, 7-8 years into the game?) As these three wars were quickly ending, Tibet and a couple of their local allies attacked. Again, all left with one prov. Kazack or somesuch attacked. This was a minor problem, as they were allied with the Timurids. However, I was able to take 5-6 provinces off Kazack, and then reach a quick peace with the Timurids, were I recieved one provence (as well as an annex colony). I had a few more quick wars in the Vietnam region, no real threats there though. These wars led into wars with the SE island nations, who were easily crushed, in time. Meanwhile, I continued to get decced repeatedly by Kazack, meaning good prov gains of them and whoever they're second ally is, with tough one-two prov wars with the Timurids (note, heavy use of mercs were needed here, who were quickly disband when the war ended due to ridiculous maintence costs).
Lately, I've just finished off the remaining one prov SE island nations. I had a crushing victory against 4 nations in a war. The first was Kazack, finally annexed. Then I quickly moved into hitting Nogia (left with one prov) and Sibir (sadly left with two). With them all out of the way, I turned my full might on the Timurids. I mashed them, and could have pushed to 100% war score. I settled short, with about 80%, and took a series of provs worth 77% off them. I said I could have pushed to 100, but my economy would have fallen off from the needed mercs. With Kazack gone, no one up there feels the need to dec me. The Timurids certainly don't want to mess with me again. Therefore, attention was shifted to India. Just in the last 7 years, I've had tremendous success, crushing Bengal, then Orissa, and then Bihar and Gondowa. A highly succesful first 30 years.
And so now, the Empire as it stands in the fine year of 1485:
The homeland, and the faithful ally:
The Pacific Islands:
My push towards Eurpoe:
Played 5 and a half hours of multiplayer with swede today. After a few minor wars, slowly building power, I got dragged into a war with Austria, Bavaria, Brittany, and Oldenburg over the throne. Taking Oldenburg, I vassalized them, then Bavaria sent white peace which I took. At first brandenburg was helping me but then they got an a war with Bohemia. So now it was Austria and Brittany vs Mecklenburg(me) and Sweden(savageswede) Getting military access, I sent 9k cavalry to get Brittney while Swede sent 5k infantry by the sea to attack them. All this time, Austria couldn't do anything since they didn't have military access to reach me and their navies were defeated by Swede's and mine. So while having my main 9K force in Brittney, Denmark declared war on Oldenburg. So now I am at war with Brandenburg, Denmark, and Norway with only 5k infantry. While my 5k infantry fought in a long battle with Brandenburg stalling, my 9k cavalry rode hard to get back after they completely annihilated the military of Brittney. Swede took Finistire then we got peace with both(and getting Finistire) He then declared war on Norway so he could fight them, Denmark, Scotland, and France. We ended up giving Finistire to France at the end to get peace, and he took over most of Norway and Denmark. I fought off and launched an offensive against Brandenburg. We ended with several provinces and me Holy Roman Emperor and him Cardinal controller
Burgundy rank 1
Mecklenburg(me) rank 2
Sweden(savageswede) rank 3
If someone told me to write a book on morality, it would have a hundred pages and ninety-nine of them would be blank. On the last page I would write, "I recognize only one duty and that is to love." And as far as everything else is concerned, I say no.
Dinadan, you forgot to mention that you were allied with Brandenburg at the same time as we were fighting them.
And dang, we played for 5 hours? Time well spent i say.
And an update on our campaign btw: We decided to make war on the Teutonic order since we both had a casus belli. The Teutons had grown semi-powerful after having conquered Pskov. But with me invading from the north from Finland, and Dinadan invading from Prussia to the south, the Teutons had to split their forces too thin to effectively counter us both. While Dinadan was besieging the teutonic capital and keeping half their army occupied, i was going on a killing spree in the north.
I think we had pretty much defeated the teutons when we quit for the day, but i don't think we have got an official peace yet.
More to come! ^^
Sig by Lord Rahl
Under the patronage of Obi Wan Asterix
Europa Barbarorum, what RTW should have been.
I should have put up the screenie were you can't see anything but my provences and permanent terra incognita. Its pretty funny.
As thing shave continued, I got involved in some massive wars. First, I was decced by the golden horde. Ok, no problem. Crush them, finish the nogia, and smack around some persian wanna be faction. But then persia decs me. Pulls the persia wanna be back in it, as well as some arabian faction. I annex the wanna be, and I take some provs in arabia off persia. The Mamaulks block progress into the arabian faction, so I get nothing off them when I get peace with the persians. All I get is some low point arabian provs though. Shortly after this very difficult war, the timurids dec me. Wooh! Back to war with them, and the difficult fighting this entails. Quickly afterwards, one of the one prov indian factions that is sitting around decs me. All indian factions are allied to each other basically, so I annex the three one prov factions, and fight a massive war against the very powerful Vanjar. I get two or three off them (which I probably didn't deserve), and 4-5 off the timurids. As the persian war just died down though, the Mamaluks dec me. Yay. *Rolls eyes. I end up taking some arabian provs off them too, because well... I can. I ahd a low warscore and it wasn't going to get much higher unless I suddenly had large scale army reinforcements, which obviously weren't coming with timurid and indian wars, and with me having no money. Japan had been dropping me as an ally in these last few wars. But they wouldn't re-ask for an allience, and I would accept, because I didn't want a war with them.(I have no troops anywhere near them really. I mean, I've got a couple in the pacific islands. Thats about it) Well, eventaully they didn't re-ask, and then shortly decced me. Idiots. When all those others wars wound down, I tried to right the ship on economics, while fighting a resourceless war with Japan. Its a boring war, but I've taken an pacific island off them, and I want it, but they probably won't give it to me. But I can't find the troops to hit the homeland. We'll see. Of course, shortly after this Kazak or some such decs me. Meh. I'll have to find some troops for that war, but I should be able to reduce Sibir (their ally) to one weak prov, ripe for later annex.
After I do whatever with Japan and after I crush Kazak, if I reach a time of (relative) peace, I'll get some more screenies up.