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Old 12-30-2018, 12:54 PM   #51
Abe Sargent
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Join Date: Dec 2001
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21 March – I accept a petition by the merchant to take over Qadis which will give it over to them and raise it’s tax value.


1 April – Mil Tech 10 – I get better cavalry and artillery


22 Apr - I send a Missionary to Qunka


1 July – Dip Tech 11 - +100 colonial range and Naval Equipment Manufactory. They can be used for naval supplies, salt, and fish.


Now that I have it, the money I’ve saved is used to grab one for Garnatah with it’s Salt.


20 Nov –

I’ve been waiting for it for a while, and it finally happened

The Protestant Reformation begins. This will bring about the end of the Age of Discovery. It will end in 10 years. Any benefits we got from various things are lost there.


1 Feb, 1523 – Tulaytullah is our next target for conversion.


1 May – Paranaiba is with Sugar

14 May – Our three new holdings are now cores

2 Nov – Qunka converts

Next? Saraqusta


2 Mar, 1524 - Morocco claims Madeira for itself.

30 Aug – Saraqusta converts and next is Madinat Salim.
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:44 PM   #52
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Here, let me show you something fun!

This is the historical border of the Cordoba Emirate in 1000 AD




Now I am unsure if you noticed this or not. But here is our areas controlled in 1000 AD. This is hundreds of years from the invasion’s strongest point.

For example, here is Iberia around 800 AD



And this is 800 AD, 200 years prior, and as you can see, it’s roughly the same.


Of course, it’s not where the invasion was initially.

This is 756, which demonstrates that pretty much all of Iberia, and parts of France, were brought into Al-Andalus.



Here we are!




This is us currently. As you can see, I have a roughly similar map to the Iberian Al-Andalus holding back in 1000. It comes full circle.



We have eliminated Portugal. Next I want to end Castile. Like Portugal, I don’t want Castile jumping out on colonies and creating an economic way to dial themselves back in.

They still have 11 Iberian holdings. That will likely be two wars as we lost our super-fast jump across time.

I am going to begin to push my spy network and claim some fun claims vs Castile.

As a reminder, we are currently deep into the badboy of life. So I want to give folks some time to no longer hate me
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:50 PM   #53
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16 Oct – I get an insult from Castile

1 Nov – Aragon declares war against Mantua. They seek to expand into Italy as we push against them Iberia.


1 Jan, 1526 – We are no longer rivals with Morocco as they drop us as a rival ad pick up Castile.

1 Feb – Admin Tech 11 – We can build Textile Manufactories in places with Wool, Cloth, Dyes or Silk.

I order one in Qunka, with cloth as it’s primary trade good.


As a reminder, all manufactories cost around 500 gold, take 5 years to build, and double your production and trade from the good in the province.

Right now I am making around 26 gold monthly in profit, so I can build a new manufactory, roughly, every two years or so.

7 Feb – I also start building up my spies in Aragon to claim provinces from it as well


12 July – I gain a ton of Admin power from my Quest for the Seven Cities as we find an unexplored pyramid we tap for learning (as opposed to cash)

1 Aug – Revolt in Castello

30 Aug – Defeated!

1 Nov – Tirwal converts – next is al-Adna

1 Jan, 1527 – Cocoa in Pernambuco!

1 Feb –

Paraiba – Sugar, top of Brazil, Drylands, 12 Dev, Sunni, Andalusian, next to colony in Pernambuco, after making this a state we get 0.70 here. I send these colonists south to Rio de Janeiro.


6 Mar – Another conversation is successful and Braganca is my final one.

14 April – We have a colony company that has set up a colony in Alagoas, south of Pernambuco, and with 200 to start.

22 May – We began a search for The Fountain of Youth.


2 July – Our ruler gains the Industrious trait
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:14 AM   #54
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1 Feb, 1528 – I fabricate a claim on Orense in Castile


11 Mar – I order a Textile Manufactory in Tirwal


17 June – Al-adna converts!

1 Sept – Rebellion in Tirwal

1 Oct – Braganca converts. Everything is now Sunni!

2 Oct – They capture Tirwal

11 Oct – We agree to knowledge share with the Ottomans and they will pay us to help elevate their institutional knowledge

29 Oct – We defeat the rebels.

1 Nov – I claim Barcelona from Aragon

30 Nov – We retake Tirwal

1 Dec – Off Idea – Engineer Corps – we get +20% siege ability

My DIP power has been maxed so I am investing in raising my development in various cities. This is because the power I need to get to the next level exceeds my max storage.

22 Jan, 1529 get an event and we’ll get +10% tariffs from Sugar from the Garnatah Isles colonial nations.


1 Apr – We can enact a new government reform.

Who do I want in my deliberative assembly? I choose my general estates which will increase my prod by 10%.


1 May – With the knowledge sharing, Sunni areas giving us more cash and such, and a few manufactories built, plus this bump, as well as the 6+ cash monthly from the Ottomans, I am now making an incredible +43 monthly

I order a Farm Estate in Evora for it’s Wine.


1 July – Alagoas is with Coffee

1 Aug – Our explorer passes when my fleet is in the Pacific, so I hope it can survive heading home
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:11 AM   #55
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1 April, 1530 – We sent out our explorer from Rio after it returned safely and I hire a new explorer.

1 May - I order a Naval Manufactory in Qadis for it’s Naval Supplies


10 June – I order 10k troops in Braganca

1 July – Tropical Wood in Rio. Sad. Missed opportunity for some good stuff there.

22 Aug – Our truce with Aragon lifts.


21 Nov – Sebtah is now Andalusian!

I order a culture change in Burtuqal (Porto) and Beiras.


1 Jan, 1531 –

Pernambuco – 14 dev, Cocoa, Drylands, natural harbor, corner of Brazil, Sunni and Andalusian makes us 1.11 monthly.


My next colonial target is Sergipe, south of Alagoas

1 Feb – I claim Ponteverde from Castile

12 Feb – Aragon declares war on Castile.

1 Mar – I can see France colonizing in Colombia, as well as English in North America.

1 May – I order a Textile Manufactory in Qurtuba

8 July – We find a route to Cibola, one of the seven cities of gold and begin to pursue it!

1 Aug – I order many more troops in Braganca.

1 Dec – Off Idea - +20% Land Force Limit.

My new land limit is 95 regiments!
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Old 12-31-2018, 04:45 AM   #56
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5 March, 1532 – We get a native assimilation event in Sergipe.

1 April – Sergipe is now with Coffee

1 July – Naval Manufactory for Shilb’s fish.

France announces me as it’s new rival. I do the same.

2 Sept – I grant a New World Charter to a colonial company, and my settler growth increases for about ten years

My goal is to build another 25k strong army in Braganca.


19 Sept – We find Cibola!

We get:

800 cash
+4 Tax, Prod, and Manpower in Rio Branco


I order a Naval Manufactory in Lixbuna for it’s Fish.


29 Sept – Aragon took all of Castile save for 5 holdings. Time for us to finish Castile off.

1 Oct – I see Castile colonizing Bermuda

1 Nov – On the last possible month before the Age of Discovery ends, I declare the beginning of the Al-Andalus Golden Age. This can be done once, and it requires you have finished three tasks in that era.

Here is what it means:

+10% morale of armies and navies
+10% goods produced
-10% power costs


1 Dec – We enter the Age of Reformation

It typically is looking for things such as unifying your culture, faith, and such. We have one already done – converted at least 10 provinces of another faith to yours. That’s it.

1 Jan, 1533 – I order a Naval Manufactory in Aveiro to help it’s fish production

1 May –

Rio de Janeiro – 12 dev, jungle, natural harbor, Tropical Wood, I have cored and stated it, Sunni, Andalusian, 0.81 made here monthly. I order a Workshop here.

Next target is the big development option of Bahia which is south of us in Sergipe.


I am setting up Islamic orders in various places in Iberia, such as Shadhili which increases our taxes in some, and Qadhiri for production bumps in others. This is a regional commitment to one order that has to be done on a state-wide level, so four or five provinces at once.

1 July – The Ottomans finish knowledge sharing as they embrace colonialism

1 Sept – Brittany is colonizing St. Kitts.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:07 AM   #57
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28 Mar, 1534 – We get an event:

Expansion of the Penado Madrash

What would I like to do?

I choose: We contribute to the endeavor with these results:

+1 base tax and production in Alagoas

+10 prestige

We get -15% dev costs to all provinces in the Pernambuco area, but reduced tax and production there for a decade.


1 April –

Sergipe – Drylands, coastal, 11 Dev, Coffee, Sunni, Andalusian, 0.38 made here.

I send these colonists to Essequibo. Rio Bronco is my goal, and it’s inland in Colombia, so this is a poor holding which will get me started.


7 June – I reach out to my Ulemma and have them set up shop in the New World which will, for ten years, reduce my native uprising levels and increase their assimilation.

I make a general out of my Heir - he’s 2 star and I hand him my Braganca army

2 July- My heir gains Industrious!

1 Oct – I fabricate a claim on Cumana in France


1 Jan, 1535 –


Alagoas – This was my free colony I got from a colonial expansion event. It is now all grown up! Drylands, Coffee, 0.61 made here, 9 dev, Sunni and Andalusian


We get a new Brazilian colonial nation. I name it Garnatah Brazil.

1 Mar – I fabricate a claim on Aragon’s Tarragona

1 Apr – ADM TECH 12 – We can get 3 more states.

DIP TECH 12 - +0.40 naval morale

The max I could hold didn’t change, but the penalty for early tech growth relaxed on my level 12 holdings.

1 June – I influence nation on Tunis again

1 Aug – Qual Idea 7 – I finish this up! We get:

Espirit de Corps = +5% discipline

We get +5% army recovery speed for finishing this idea group.

We get the next Andalusian Idea –

Al Awasim - +10% fort defense, -25% fort maintenance on the border with a rival

That is our final Idea, and we get:

+10% goods produced or finishing our Ideas.


Now, I choose a new policy that combined Offensive with Exploration:

Letters of Marque - +50% privateer ability and +5% ship durability.

This is free with no upkeep required

Now I could have gotten the next level in MIL (As I am behind, it only costs 340 for my next tech)

But given I am about to enter a war in a few months, this made a lot of sense to me!

1 Sept – Native uprising in Essequibo. I send my conquistadors over from the next province where they are exploring.

26 Sept – Uprising defeated

1 Oct – Sugar in Bahia
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:42 PM   #58
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1 Nov – Our truce with Castile ends. I declare the final war against Castile.


Battle – I have three military objects ready:

Of the Bermuda I have a small fleet of 3k troops. I order them to disembark

My main 26k army in Braganca under the command of my heir heads to Orense, the object of my war.

My main navy is in the coast off the remaining holdings of Spain in the Finisterre bay.

3 Dec – I take Orense and order my force to the fort of Leon.

11 Jan, 1536 – We defeat the Castilian army

22 Feb – I win a battle in the Bermudan Sea and captured a transport here.


22 Apr – Aragon declares war against us with their allies France, Brittany, and Savoy.

They are trying to take advantage of us being distracted.

25 Apr – Bermuda is ours. I seize it from Castile and it’s ours. I order this army and fleet to the Caribbean to take St. Kitts from Brittany.

1 May – Bermuda is now a full holdings. I send a Missionary and we’ll look at it later.

4 May – Leon is ours!

6 May – We win off the coast of Bermuda

27 May - I win a major battle in Aragon with my main army

I combine my two armies from Morocco and the border into one big 50k

2 June – I lose a big battle against 89k troops from France, Savoy, and Aragon.

8 June - I order a merc army to assemble on the west flank and then to hit Aragon from their soft and unprotected side


14 June – A minor Castillean falls and I order my force to the capital top join Tlemcen’s siege.


16 July – Two of our minors have fallen


2 Aug – Two more minors have fallen

16 Aug – My merc army heads out


27 Aug – My combined forces break the siege at Batalyaws.

29 Aug – We have taken two minors in Aragon

1 Oct – Essequibo with Naval Supplies

20 Nov – I capture St. Kitts from Brittany and seize it. I load this army up and my next target is France in the coast of Columbia

2 Dec – The capital of Castile is ours!

I order this army to the Aragonese fort of Burgos


26 Dec – All of eastern Al Andalus is under French or Aragon control as the fort of Balansiyah falls

29 Dec – My combined army loses at Balansiyah.

12 Jan, 1537 – My mercs have won some minor battles against Savoy and Brittany in the rear of Aragon and have now taken their 2nd holdings.

29 Jan – France takes another of ours at Xativa.

5 Feb - We win a naval battle against Savoy.

12 Feb – Needing some momentum, I order my army at Burgos to siege it and I took it.

21 Mar- After combined my three armies, I finally beat the main 80k French + Aragon force on the west in Qunka and drive them back!

29 Mar – I seize Cumana from France.

3 April - The Turks capture the fort of Messina on Sicily.

14 April – I defeat fleeing armies and chase them down again

30 April – I rout the defeated Brittany army. It;s off the table. We begin a siege of Balansiyah

3 May – We win another battle against Aragon’s army

8 May – My merc army arrives at the Aragonese capital at Huesca and defeats their standing army that was wounded. We initiate a siege of Huesca.

22 May – Most of the French minor holdings have been retaken.

22 June – Sicily is ours fully.

28 June – I lose a naval battle to France

21 Aug – After a two month long campaign, we have defeated a major assault on our siege of Balansiyah

29 Aug – Balansiyah is ours! Again!

You can feel the tide now officially turning in our direction.

Now just one of our holdings, the minor Saraqusta is theirs.


1 Sept – Bermuda converts!

29 Nov – Huesca is ours!

4 Dec – We have taken more minors from Aragon while the Turks have grabbed Italian ones and Savoy pulled their forces to focus on that flank

4 Jan, 1538 – We lose to their army again, in a major way.

25 Jan – Three minors of ours fall to France and Aragon

Time for peace!

Castile is off the board. I grab their 5 provinces.

Aragon is also willing to give us peace for just a single province – I take Salamanca
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:28 PM   #59
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Here, I zoomed in for ya.

You can see my holdings all up and down here!

I went ahead and showed you my Aragonese holdings and pulled it up and you can see my Castillean ones north of former Portugal and Leon.
Salmanika – 14 dev, highlands, livestock, Catholic, Leonese culture, they make just 0.37 monthly for us, with it’s Mosque.


Liyun
– Mountains, Fort, Cath, Leonese, Emporium, Livestock, 12 dev, 0.31 dev here. It’s the innermost holding surrounded by Aragonese forces.


Pontevedra
– Fishing, 8 dev, north of Portugal on the coast, Cath, Galician culture, 0.09 cash made here, Woods.


Shant Yakub
, Woods, 7 dev, fishing, northwest most corner of Iberia, north of Pontevedra and west of Lugo, 0.07 made here. Galician and Cath.


Lugo – Galician, Cath, Grasslands, fishing, 8 dev, coastal, next to Liyun, 0.09 made here.


Orense
– Woods, 0.06 made here, Gallican and Catholic, 5 dev, Naval Supplies. Inland province we took.


None of these are that valuable, save for potentially Salmanika or Liyun later.


Bermuda – 3 dev, Tobacco, Castillean culture, Sunni, 0.11 made here, coastline.


We also took Cumana with Sugar and St. Kitts with Fish which are still growing colonially.
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:28 PM   #60
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Join Date: Dec 2001
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4 Mar – We announce that the 13 year process of annexing Tlemcen has begun!

22 Mar – I move my Braganca army to Liyun

1 May – MIL TECH 11 – I can build Weapons Manufactories, and we get better cavalry and infantry fire.


Weapons Manufactories help the development of Iron and Copper. I order them for Tulaytullah and Saraqusta.

I finish a mission to take the Caribbean and gain a 20 year bonus to settler growth for my Andalusian settler nation.

1 May –

Bahia – Jungle, Sugar, sent to colonial nation, 10 dev, coastal trade center, Sunni, And.

I have a mission to set up a colony in Guinea successfully, so I will divert one from Brazil to Gold Coast. I need to send over an army to help out as it has a big native population of 8k.


21 June – I get a Native Assimilation event in St. Kitts!

France has setup a colony in Guadeloupe; Brittany in Jamaica

1 July –

St. Kitts – 9 dev, Cath, Breton, coastline, Fish, I send a Missionary here, in my colonial nation of the Isles. 0.27 made here


1 Sept – Rebellion In Lugo. I send over my Liyon force

2 Oct – Defeated!

1 Nov -I fabricate a claim on Guadeloupe

28 Mar, 1539 – All cores are now ours. I order a Missionary to Orense

2 July – Native uprising in Cumana

7 Jul – Defeated

3 Aug – Our ruler passes. Our heir takes over and we have some pretender rebels in Pontevedra. I order mu Liyon army there.

11 Aug – We renew our marriage with Tlemcen.


15 Sept – Pretender rebels defeated

20 Sept – RM with Tunis affirmed

29 Sept – In an event I choose to ally with an advisor of our new ruler that will increase our taxes by 10%

We moved the Sunni school to Brazil earlier, if you’ll recall, so we can always choose our Sunni Muslim scholar from the Shafi’i school, which gives us an extra merchant. I choose that, and we get a new merchant, which I send to Ivory Coast.

22 Nov – Several nations have been building up coalitions against us for over expansion again.

1 Dec –

Essequibo – 3 dev, jungle, coastal, part of the Guyana state, Naval Supplies, on the coast, Colombia area, 0.16 made here, and I order colonists inland to Pirara in order to get close to Rio Branco.
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:43 PM   #61
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1 Jan, 1540 – I order culture conversions in Aveiro and Lixbuna


1 Mar –

Cumana
– French, Catholic, 4 Dev, Sugar, Grasslands, coastal, 0.08 made here.


22 Aug – St. Kitts is now Sunni. Next target? Pontevedra

26 Oct – We have a new heir, 3/2/4


1 Dec – Native uprising in Pirara

22 Dec – Defeated

17 Feb, 1541 – Orense covets and next is Lugo

1 Oct – Slaves in the Gold Coast.

1 Jan, 1542 – I fabricate claim on Zamora from Aragon

3 Feb – I order a Naval E Manu in Orense

22 Mar – One of the local tribes has relocated to Rio Branco so I order an army next to them in Pirara


29 May – Native assimilation in Gold Coast

1 June – Conversion successful in Pontevedra and my next target in Shant Yakub

30 July – Qulumriya is now our culture. I order a Farm Estate here to improve it’s grain production.

1 Aug – Pirara is with Tropical Wood

29 Aug – I have 7k forces in Pirara inc 4k mercs

I declare war on the Arawak Tribe.

26 Sept- I defeat their army.

20 Oct – I chase down and rout their army in Pirara

11 Dec – Lugo Converts, next is Liyun
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27 Jan, 1543 – We capture Rio Branco

We force them to Barcelos.

22 May – Holland is colonizing Brazil

12 Aug – Ready for my first non-Muslim ally?

We ally with Great Britain. They are a great power, and enemies of France and Aragon.

25 Aug – I get an event for the Kong Slave Trade. Gold Coast gets some big bonuses until the end of the game.

2 Sept – The alliance against us faded and everyone has left, even our rivals.

I order Naval Manufactories in Lugo and Pontevedra

1 Dec – Aragon declares war on Milan

1 Feb, 1544 – I need just 364 Mil power for MIL TECH 12 – We get better infantry and I upgrade my units


29 Mar – Shant Yakub converts! Next? How about Cumana over in the new world?


18 May – I order a castle in Madinat Salim.

18 June – The Ottomans declare war against Venice but have not asked for our aid yet.

6 Aug – France has called for a Crusade against us.


1 Sept – Our ruler passes when our heir is just 3
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Old 12-31-2018, 07:07 PM   #63
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100 Year Review





Here is a zoomed out view of the world for you


Army vs Navy

I have a land forcelimit of 108 and I have 98 units

I have a naval forcelimit of 81 and just 37 vessels

I have three major armies I keep in Liyon, Balansiyah, and Sebtah.


Of the folks we know of:

We have the 2nd most cash/month between Ming and Mameluks

We have the 5th most development

At 36 we are tied for the most techs with multiple Italian powers and Brittany

We are tied with Ming and Tuscany for the most Ideas unlocked

At 599, the number of Sunni provinces dwarves Catholic ones and their 394.


Our top ten provinces by Tax Revenue:


1. Garnatah, 20.63
2. Malaga, 19.67
3. The Azores, 17.32
4. Lizbuna, 15.40
5. Qulumriya, 14.52
6. Isbiliya, 14.52
7. Balansiyah, 13.40
8. Braganca, 13.40
9. Tulaytullah, 13.40
10. Burtuqul, 13.40

Our Top Ten Non-Gold Provinces by Production:


1. Garnatah, 24.56
2. Braganca, 15.62
3. Cape Verde, 15.05
4. Isbiliya, 14.83
5. Madeira, 14.56
6. Lixbuna, 13.83
7. Burqutul, 13.39
8. Malaga, 13.25
9. Aunka, 12.72
10. The Azores, 12.68

At 49 holdings, we are about 10 bigger than Aragon, have about 5 more than France, and are about half the size of the Turks.

Our Conquistador is the best military leader in the world right now

After Ming, we have the 2nd largest army

We have the 12th largest navy (of those we know about)

We have lost the 4th most troops in battle of any nations

Sevilla is the 5th best center of trade we know of, led by Genoa, Alexandria, Venice, and Lubeck in front.


Trade Goods, Current Price:


5.0 Gems
4.5 Copper
4.37 Paper
4.0 – Cocoa, Dyes, Silk, Ivory
3.6 – Cloth
3.3 – Salt
3.0 – Glass, Tobacco, Sugar, Cotton, Slaves, Coffee, Spices, Chinaware, Iron
2.75 – Incense
2.5 – Tea, Wine, Grain
2.0 – Livestock, Fish, Naval Supplies, Tropical Wood, Wool, Fur


We have the trading bonus for Sugar

We are the production leader for fish, but not the trade leader

Great Powers:

1. Ming
2. Andalusia
3. Ottomans
4. France
5. Timurids
6. England
7. Mameluks
8. Muscovy


Do you see what’s fun? Four are Muslim – Turks, Timurids, us, and Mameluks, leaving just three Christian nations – Muscovy, UK, and France.

Our allies:

UK, Turks, Tunis

Our vassals:


Tlemcen

Our Colonial Nations:

Garnatah Isles, Garnatah Brazil



My next missions are to set up a post in Guinea, to dominate Guinea, to establish a base in Brazil, to take the Balearic isles, to take out Morocco, to take the northern coast of Africa, to bring the remaining parts of the states of Castile and Aragon (Madrid, Calatayud, Huesca, and Valladolid),with future ones taking Sicily, Egypt, Southern France, Mecca, Mesopotamia, and more
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:13 PM   #64
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19 Nov – Conversion in Liyun. Next target is Salmanika!

10 Mar, 1545 – I get a colonial expansion into the Cape Coast from the Gold and 200 folks have set up shop. I order the army to move here.

10 Jun – I have killed all of the natives in the Cape Coast

1 July –

Gold Coast – Jungle, Coastal harbor, next to Cape Coast and Whydah, and south of Kong. 10 Dev, Slaves, Fetishist, Aka, After I state this, we make 0.67 monthly. Gold Coast has a few bonuses – Entrepot - -5% dev costs, +10% trade and institution spread. I order a Workshop here. We also have the Slave Entrepot for the area and it has the same bonuses as before, save for Dev cost reductions.

I order these colonists to west of Cape Coast to Ivory Coast.


7 Aug – I kill the natives in the Ivory Coast.

2 Feb, 1446 – We order a few workshops in the Caribbean and Brazil to help out


1 June –

Pirara – 3 dev, Tropical Wood, Sunni, Andalusian, 0.11 made here, and I send these colonists inland to Rio Branco

1 Oct – Burtuqal is now Andalusian culture!

1 Dec – Cumana converts and the Gold Coast is next
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12 Jan, 1547 – Salmanika converts!

1 Feb –

We have annexed Tlemcen!




We annexed –



Here I zoomed in for you. You can see the capital, which is their best holdings by far.

Berber is one of my accepted cultures, along with Andalusian, by the by

Tlemcen - As you can see, this Highlands, cloth, castle, Mosque, workshop, marketplace, center of trade with 21 dev and cash development is next to Tunis. I am moving my army here.

The High Atlas you see between Tlemcen and Figuig is actually impassible, so they are not connected.

Figuig – Sunni, Berber, livestock with a farm estate and Highlands, 6 dev, 0.66 made here monthly, Mosque,

Oujda – Highlands, Sunni, Berber, Mosque, Marketplace, Workshop, next to Tlemcen and Flex in Morocco (it’s capital), 11 dev, wool, 0.45 made here.

Oran – Where my fleet is parked, 10 dev, Drylands, Sunni, Algerian culture, Shipyard, Mosque, Workshop, I order a textile manufactory here for my cloth trade. It’s making us 0.69.

Mers el Kabir – 14 dev, cloth, coastal, Sunni, Algerian, 0.37 made here, Shipyard, Workshop, Mosque, I order a cultural shift to Berber.

We got 10 ships and 7000 troops as well.
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22 Mar – I get an event that causes me to lose 12k manpower


29 June – We enter into a Royal Marriage with Mamluks

1 Nov – The ivory Coast will run with valuable Dyes.


22 Dec – I accept an alliance offer from Mamluks

1 May, 1548 – Our DIP advisor passes and I hire a new one that’s a Navigator that increases my colonial range.

18 June – I recall my colonists from Ivory Coast and dispatch them to Cape.

My goal is to establish a trading and exploratory post in South Africa that I can use to boomerang past Africa and then hit valuable places like Mauritius or Ile de Bourbon.

1 Oct – Cape Coast is found to be good with the Slave trade as well.


21 Feb, 1549 – I just got three events. I figured that I’d show them to you:



Here you are! You can see us in North Africa behind you, and we have the three events, as well as some cash and other stuff.

My colonial maintenance:

1st colony – 2 gold
2nd colony – 2 gold
3rd colony – 4 gold
4th colony – 10 gold

So, my Cape colony jumped my colonial maintenance from 8 to 18. If I had another colonist, then I’d be 2 per for 1-3, and then 4 for the next,by the by, in case you cared.


I choose to:

Tax the Sugar and we get +5% sugar over 5 years

I celebrate Eid al-fatr for 2 days as the cost between it and the 3 day one is crazy.

I make nice with the Seri natives. They are much less likely to rise and higher chance of native assimilation events in that province
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23 Mar – Aveiro is now Andalusian!

I order the same at El-Balat, Avila, and Tulaytullah

1 May – Sugar in Rio Branco

1 Aug – Brittany is in Curacao now after Puerto Rico finished.

I fabricate a claim in PR

1 Oct – Now Curacao Is claimed

My peace with Aragon ends in two years in Oct 1551.

I cannot start wars while under a Regency Council.

I fire my military adviser and hire a level 3 one in order to get to the next level of tech before the war begins.

Our ruler is 9 so I need someone to wage war on me, or an ally for whom I want to join their war.

1 Jan, 1550 – The next institution arrives – the printing press, which began in Antwerpen.

1 Feb – We gain the Tobacco trading bonus

We lost our level three ADM adviser. I go to my clergy and recruit a level 3 minister who will cost 25% fewer to hire and to upkeep.

1 Sept – The Cape is found to be good with the growing of grain

19 Oct – I get a Rush of Colonists event and our colony development time increases for a few years.

11 Nov – France is now in Jamaica for their next colony.
22 Feb, 1551 – We finish some more ships.

1 June – ADMIN TECH 13 – We get +2% production

1 Aug – MIL TECH 13 - We get better artillery. I upgrade ours.

1 Oct – Our truce is up.
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1 Feb, 1552 –

Rio Branco – 18 Dev, Jungle, Sugar, Sunni, Andalusian, inland deeply, I state-ify it, it has the Cibola bonus for +5 tax income from it, and we make 0.80 monthly from it. I order a Workshop here.

I need to work on the Caribbean more. I send these colonists to Havana.

25 May – A noble rebellion of 15 regiments rises in Medina L.

27 June – We put them down. But our Amir nobility are now disloyal and it hurts our manpower and military maintenance


21 Aug – I have a coup de temps. The uncle of our youth has taken over the realm, and he is 5/3/3. He is 19 years old. His child is 4 and is 3/3/5.

I pay to increase our stability back up to 3.


The goods news is that we can now do things like declare war and such.


7 Oct – We renew our RM with Tunis.

12 Dec – I fabricate a claim on Jamaica from France
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14 Feb, 1553 –

I am ready.

We are going to declare war on Aragon, and their ally, France, will join them.

I have, ready to land In Jamaica, a small army in the fleet in the Jamaica channel


I have, ready to march next to it, a small army in Antigua. It will hit Guadeloupe

I have, next to Aragon, all three of my 25k armies as well as two 2k inf armies to hit smaller nations.

My goal –

Finish my mission and take Madrid, Huesca, Valladolid and Catalyaud, and then, if I have enough warscore, take Zamora from Aragon.

Meanwhile, grab Jamaica and steal it, and then take Guadeloupe from France in separate peace.



Here we go!


I declare war on Aragon with a wargoal of taking Madrid


15 Feb –

Battle Lines:


Andalusia
Great Britain
Ottoman Empire

Isles, and Brazil

Vs

Aragon
France
Papal States
Bohemia
Ragusa



My goal is to have GB keep France off me, the Turks keep Bohemia, PS, Ragusa, and Aragon’s Italians stuff under check while I quick blitz and overwhelm Iberian Aragon.

I order my mains to Huesca, Burgos and Madrid, while my two other armies to Z and V.

25 Feb - I win a Naval Battle in Cape against the three light ship French exploratory fleet with my three heavy ship one. I captured one of their light ships.

22 Mar – I capture Madrid and Guadeloupe


27 Mar - I win a naval battle off the Barbary Coast. I also capture V and Z.


1 May – We get a Trading in Fish event!

8 May – Two more minors are ours

10 May - I capture and seize Jamaica

22 May – Asturias is mine

6 June – Burgos is ours and I order two of my armies to combine and wedge out the Aragonese army behind that fort.

22 June – We defeat them and one of my armies chases it down to France’s Labourd

1 July - I win more than 10 vessels in a large victory in the Mediterranean

12 July – Huesca is ours!

12 Sept – After an 11 week battle in Labourd that involved the fleeing Aragonese army and a large 35k French one and all three of my armies, we win! I leave behind my Heusca army,the least blooded to siege Labourd and move the other two next door.

26 Oct – Two more Aragonese fell.


1 Nov –

Cape
– I make Cape a state and that’ss my last one, my 21st state. 15 dev, Grasslands, grain farmers. Fetishist, and Khoisan, I send a Missionary. Natural harbor, 0.90 made here.


I order these colonists to St. Thomas in the Caribbean, in order to bring it in.


DIP TECH 13 – Trade Eff. +2%

22 Nov – Two more fall to us.

19 Jan, 1554 – France tried to oust me, but I kept my main armies next door and brought them in and sent them packing.

26 Jan – Labourd is ours!

35k Aragonese troops are poring on the other side of the Pyranees.

22 March – Avila and El Balat are now Andalusian!

1 Apr – I begin a siege of Roussillon as Aragon fled my three combined armies

22 May – I assaulted the city to take it quickly, and we did!

1 June –

Ivory Coast – 3 deev, Jungle, Dyes, Sunni, Andalusian, 0.17 made


19 July – Every Iberian holding of Aragon is ours, plus, Labourd.

On the English flank, they lost two minors to France.

The Turks are Turking up the place

I go to peace with France first.

We do the following (I have a small warscore)

I get Guadeloupe, and they revoke cores on Caen and Constantin in English territory.


Now that pulls out the only great power in this war.


1 Aug – I have ordered my fleet and I am loading up an army for the Balearic isles

1 Sept – Havana is with Sugar

1 Oct – We get trading in Wine!


2 Nov – Minorca is ours

8 Nov – Majorca falls to us as well

27 Dec – Ibiza si ours

3 Jan – My Isles have taken Genoa from Aragon.



22 Jan – The Turks have taken 10 holdings.

We have a big warscore. 69%

Let’s see what I could get…


1 Feb, - Jamaica is with Sugar

Hold up…


I have enough Splendor that I can unlock my first Age of Reformation ability. There’s one I might want…

Yes:

Religious Wars - -25% warscore cost in wars with nations of other faiths.

I grab it – my five holdings have enough warscore for 38.

If I added in the four holdings in the Asturias area, it’s a 72 warscore. I could go back and try to up my warscore?

The three province of Vasconia’s state is just 57. The West Med of Sardinia + Corsica is 62. I

I do the islands.

I finish my Mission and gain a bunch of claims and 200 ADM Power.
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MAP!




That is looking closer to the biggest amount we’ve owned in Iberia!

Here are our many new additions to our ranks:


Jamaica
- Colony with Sugar


Guadeloupe – Tobacco, now with the Isles, French, Catholic, 0.26 made here, 9 dev


All are Sardinian Culture and Catholic faith:

Corsica – 8 dev, Highlands, Mosque, Naval supplies, 0.09 made here

Sassari – Northern Sardinia, with a crossing to Corsica. Highlands, 8 dev, Fish


Cagliari – Southern Sardinia, Highlands, 10 dev, Copper, Shipyard, Mosque, Workshop, 0.22 made here


Iberian –

Zamora –
South of Liyun and 9 dev, Workshop, Highlands, livestock, Cath, Leonese, 0.31 made here


Majrit (Madrid) – 16 dev, Grasslands, cloth production, Mosque, Castilian Culture and Catholic faith. 0.46 made here


Baladu-Walid (v) –
9 dev, Grasslands, wool, 0.31m, Castillean, Catholic

Calatayud – Drylands, Aragonese, Cath, 7 dev, Mosque, cloth, and 0.28


Wasqah (Huesca) – The former capital of Aragon, Mountains, level 2 fort, Mosque, 7 dev, wool, Cath, Aragonese, 0.22 made here


I order a Textile Manufactory in the Ivory Coast
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1 May – St. Thomas is also with sugar!

29 Aug – Austria annexes Hungary


28 Nov – Xativa is Andalusian!


1 Dec –

Cape Coast
– Slaves, 5 dev, Aka, Fetishist, I order the people missionaried. Natural harbor, between us in Gold and Ivory Coasts, 0.26 made here.

I try to change Castello and Qunka’s culture to Andalusian next

1 Jan, 1556 – I remove Austria as a rival

11 Mar – I order Oran, in the Algerian possessions we grabbed from Tlemcen, to became Berber in culture

18 Apr – Our five Iberian Aragoness additions are all cored!

I order a Textile Manufactory in Calatayud for it’s cloth.

22 June – I pull my colonists from St. Thomas and dispatch them to Trinidad

16 Oct – I kill the natives in Trinidad.

1 Nov –

Havana – 11 Dev, Savannah, Sugar, Sunni, Andalusian, handed to the Isles. 0.13 made here after the handoff.

I needed to help finish off the Caribbean as clearly others are here like France, Castile, Portugal, and Brittany, three of which we’ve grabbed. Cuba is more wealthy than ever before, so I wanted to start working on places here to secure future colonization efforts by the Isles.

Next is Turks Islands.


1 Jan, 1557 – Most of the nations that joined a coalition against us after our Aragonese war have left it. Only Savoy and Brittany are still in it, and they are allies of Aragon, so that makes sense.


6 Apri – We finish a mission to colonize brazil and we get -50% Native Uprising in colonies for 50 years.


20 Jue – The Med Iles have finished their cores as well

I order a Weapons Manufactory in Caglairi to improve our mining there

I order a fort in Sassari in northern Sardinia to protect Sardinia and Corsica

Oran is in a state by itself. I remove it’s state-ness to elevate Sardina and Corsica to state-hood status

I have to cancel Oran’s culture conversion to do so, but it’s worth it.

I hand the Isles to my Qadiri order.

1 Aug – I order a Textile Manufactory in Majrit (Madrid) for it’s cloth production


1 Sept – Rebellion in Saraquesta

19 Sept – Put down

1 Dec – Cape converts! Next is Wasqah

Mers el Kabil is with Berber culture now

13 Dec – Native Assimilation in the Turks
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22 Jan, 1558 – We convert the Cape Coast! Next is Zamora

I send culture changes from Aka to Andalusian in Ivory Coast and Cape Coast for very little DIP power (less than 10 for each one)


1 Feb – My truce with the Arawak tribe finished

1 Mar – The Turks is good for Coffee

1 May – Trinidad with Cocoa!

21 May – Lixbuna is now Andalusian

11 July – One of Aragon’s vassals declared war and savoy and Brittany join them.

2 Dec – I fabricate a claim on Amapa, a new colony in Colombia that’s Hollands.

3 Apr, 1559 – Textile Manufactory for Mers el Kabil’s cloth-making trade

12 Oct -I reach out to another set of Sunni scholars. This time I reach out to Shiaf’i as they will let us keep our extra merchant

15 Dec – The Colombian Exchange event occurs. This causes grain to drop -20% but livestock to rise by +25%.
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4 Mar, 1560 – I begin to assemble a fleet and forces in the Carribean…

1 May –

St. Thomas –
9 dev, Sugar, coastline, Sunni, Andalusian, sent to the Isles

26 July – I declare war on Brittany for Porto Rico

I do not bring in any allies. They are in a war already and losing. They are unlikely to rally a major defense.

30 Sept – We defeat the army in Curacao.

6 Oct – I get a good harvest event with 880 cash that comes with it.


3 Nov – I capture and seize Curacao. It’s almost ready to finish.

20 Nov – Wasqah converts. Next is Baladu-Walid

20 Feb, 1561 – Puerto Rico is ours

1 Mar – Turks Islands – Coffee, 9 dev, Sunni, Andalusian, handed to the Isles.

I send them to the Bahamas

1 April – I fabricate a claim on Roma from The Papal States

6 April – Zamora converts – next? Corsica

1 May – Native uprising in Curacao

7 June – I landed my army and stopped them

I slay the natives while I’m here

19 Aug – Natives in the Bahamas are slain proactively

1 Nov – I get a trading in coffee event

1 Jan, 1562 – Our warscore has progressed to the point that we can get PR.

Puerto Rico – Coastline, Cotton, 11 dev, Francian culture, Reformed faith, handed to the Isles


1 Mar

Jamaica
– French, Catholic, natural harbor, Sugar, 10 dev, handed to my colonial nation
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31 Mar – Cape Coast now Andalusian!

1 Apr – Our truce with France is up.

1 May – I can enact a new government reform

What makes sense?

Do I want a regional representation or more a state is me and I am the state philosophy for our deliberative assembly? I choose the state is me and we get 5 more states

Oran is back to state-ness and I order it to be cultured to Berber again

1 Aug?

Ready?

Today is going to be a big month for our Empire:

We get Government Tech 14 which lets us build the Plantation Manufactory and we get another Group of Ideas.

Plantations will help coffee, tea, sugar, cotton, cocoa and tobacco.

I order Plantations with my cash I’ve been saving, and the event I got in the war, to:

Cumana

I also order a Farm Estate in Cape and Zamora


Our new idea?

As we have two Military ideas, we cannot choose another one. I can talk any Dip or Admin Ideas though.

Expansion? Trade? Dip? Influence?

I could do two DIP ideas right now, but I am very close to the next tech that I don’t want to lose my saved DIP power for a long time.

I am down to Dip Ideas or Expansion. Expansion would explode my expansion. But I could also really use the extra Diplomats, dip relations, and permanent reduce to my warscore claims.

I do Expansion Idea, but I suspect Dip is my next group.


1 Oct – A great war has broken out across Europe as Catholic fights Protestant!

This may be a good opportunity to poach a few prizes

1 Dec – DIP TECH 14 – We can build Trade Stations which are a manufactory for Slaves, Spices, Furs, Ivory.


11 Jan, 1563 – I get a bonus event some ADM of 75 and that gets me to the 306 needed for my first Expansion Idea for another colonist. I send this one to Ile Bourbon in the Indian Ocean


1 Sept – MIL TECH 14 – We can build upgraded forts called Bastions as well as having better cavalry. I upgrade my horsies

11 Sept – Baladu-Walid converts. Next? Calatayud!


I am trying to decide on a target for war. Papal States? They are allied to Naples, Aragon, Milan, and Switzerland. I could try to bring Roma under my aegis. But I doubt warring on the capital of Christianity would slip under the radar like some other potential poaching I could do on the fringes right now

My truce with Aragon is up in three years. Not soon enough. I could wage war on France? Morocco? Their ally is the Mamluks, so that’s not where I want to look right now.

Let’s get ready for Papal States

1 Nov –

Trinidad – Sugar, 10 dev, Andalusian, handed to my Isles, Sunni

I send these colonists to Cuba.


12 Dec – Corsica converts and my next target is Sassari
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1 Feb, 1564 – I have dropped off my Tangiers army in Sassari. I have moved one of my armies to the coast next to Roma in my main Med fleet of almost 50 vessels

1 April – Coffee in the Bahamas

3 April – Castello is now Andalusia

21 June – We are ready

I declare war for Roma!

Wow!

Aragon chose not to join them. I was really ready for pilling over the border. They have around 40k troops in their Iberian area causing damage, so this was perfectly timed until that happened! Ah well!


Battle Lines



Papal States
Switzerland
Naples


Vs

Andalusia
Tunis
Ottomans


Our states


29 June – Tunis defeats a Naples fleet.

5 July – Tunis defeats a papal fleet

6 Aug – I land in Roma. I don’t have enough artillery there to open it up so I use the coastal barrage ability to do so and we have breached the walls. I order more forces from Sassari to my fleet to arrive on Italy. I order those troops to land in Naples

17 Oct – We arrive in Naples, and like Roma, I open a coastal barrage to crack on the walls of the local defenses

3 Nov – Roma is ours!

29 Nov – We battle and win a large naval battle against the fleeing fleet from Roma and we captured 10 ships

I can’t go deeper into Italy yet(controlled by forts) so I have sent my successful army to Naples

1 Feb, 1565 – Expansion Idea #2 – Now we get another Merchant. I send it to Cape

I order a Trade Station to Gold Coast

11 Mar - We are capturing minors in Naples.

21 April – Naples’s capital of Napoli falls

6 June – Every province in Naples is ours, after being helped by Tunis and the Turks.

22 June – Tunis defeats the last fleet. Naples is 100% defeated.

I could go to a separate peace with Naples.

But let’s keep pushing
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1 Oct – Bayomo in Cuba is with Tropical Wood

25 Nov – Calatayud is now Sunni! My next target is Cagliari

4 Dec – Qunka is now Andalusian culture

20 Dec – The Fort of Urbino falls to us

29 Jan, 1566 – We take the last minor holdings of the Papal States

21 Feb – We can do any of the following:

Annex the Papal States

This would give me an aggressive badboy of 60.3 and we’d annoy 26 nations.

Leave them Romagna, which I don’t really care about. 49 badboy, we annoy 24 nations

Leave them Urbino too. We just take three provinces.

40 badboy and 18 annoyed.

Just Roma for peace?

20 badboy and 11 states annoyed

That’s my minimum.

Want to really annoy Europe?

Take Napoli in a separate peace with Naples, which is next to Roma. 30.5 badboy and annoy 12 states, and then do the peace with the Papal stats for the core three – Roma, Umbria and Ancona.


Or I could just take Roma and then vassalize the Papal States. Which is a 43 badboy score.


For maximum land grab – Napoli and Salerno from Naples, then all of the Papal States. Then I can declare war on Aragon and try and remove them from Iberia in a major battle as they are under assault and half of their stuff is gone.

If I am going to get hit by Europe for a major war for being a nasty bad boy, might as well push them to the edge, right? I might as well earn it!


Got it!

I’l wait 5 months until the peace treaty with Aragon is up. I can declare war on them and then peace in italy..

I leave an army behind and begin to move to Iberia.

22 Apr – While waiting, I order a pair of Manufactories

7 May – Sassari is now Sunni – next is Majrit

18 May – Our peace with Aragon is up!
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:37 AM   #77
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I declare war on Aragon for Palencia


Aragonese War:


Us

Vs

Aragon
Bohemia

I am not calling on my allies yet. I might call on Tunis later but the others don’t want to join us. They are busy or already at war. I need to collect some favorites and such.

1 June – Gold Coast is now Andalusian


1 July – Palencia is ours

4 July – I defeat their army in Rousillon

10 July – I rout that army in Girona

25 July – I defeat their army in Majorca

1 Aug – Ile de Bourbon is a great place for the growing of the Sugar

15 Aug – Two Aragonese minors are ours

22 Aug – The fleeing army from Majorca is routed in Ibiza

19 Sept – 2 more minors fall to us. Their capital and Burgos, the fort, are under French control, so they are not available for us to siege.

27 Sept – The fort of Roussilon is ours. We have every Iberian holdings from Aragon that others didn’t already control

I order this army to cross southern France and to arrive at Nice to hit Aragon there.

5 Nov – Majorca falls to us

19 Nov – My Roma army arrives at Genoa and begins a siege

I have two armies in the Northern Italy part of Aragon. I;m not looking at taking this, just to get a high enough warscore to push them around in Iberia

10 Dec – Nice is ours

29 Dec – Minorca is ours

11 Jan, 1567 – we capture another minor in Aragon

4 Mar – Another minor is ours

1 Apr – Genoa falls to us

24 May – The last three minors in Italy are ours.
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See how we’ve captured all of Naples, the Papal States and Italian Aragon, as well as the Balearic Isles and Iberian of them.

All that’s left is Malta and Sicily.

The Aragonese war is at 60% right now and I could end it for…

7 Iberian holdings at 55 warscore

Alright let’s work on Sicily and Malta
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11 Aug – I defeat an army on Sicily

19 Aug – We defeat a Bohemian navy at sea

3 Oct – Malta is ours

18 Nov – I defeat a Bohemian army that tried to hit us on Italy.

1 Dec – Exploration Idea #3 – We get +20 global settler growth

8 Dec – The Siege of Messina is ours and we captured it

12 Jan, 1568 – We rout the army in Sicily

10 Feb – I have captured all of Sicily and every holding of Aragon that’s not under Swiss or France is ours



Our warscore is now 96%

What could I now get?

The three Balearic Isles are 20% warscore

The 6 remaining holdings Iberia are 45

Sicily and Malta? 61.

I hold up because I really do want to emphasize the Iberian front. The big war on the Iberian and French flank is concluded and I would expect the war-wager, Utrecht, will take peace there soon.

1 May – Curacao is captured and burned down.

2 May – Cagliari is now Catholic

28 May – Tulaytullah is now Andalusian

I am buildings up a 20k army to get me to my land forcelimit in order to prepare for taking these lands and to get defense ready. I suspect a big war will follow soon as Europe’s Christian powers won’t like it

2 July – I pull my colonists from Bahamas and send them to Grain Coast next to Ivory Coast. I am moving my African army over to help out with it.

I order a Trade Station for the Gold Coast.

27 Au – I kill the natives in the Grain Coast


1 Jan, 1569 –

Bahamas – 5 dev, Sunni, Andalusian, Coffee, handed to the Isles


I pull my colonists from Cuba and send them to Mauritius


Peace with Aragon. They took Aragon losing it’s cores on France, giving up cash, and then giving up War Reparations


16 Jan – I don’t have to capture Burgos, their capital, and the minors that were theirs. If I want, I can instead take the stuff as I have a claim on it.

We still have a 99 warscore

Got it

I can’t get all provinces in Iberia. SO I take two full states, the valuable ones, and then the Balearic Isles as well.

That’s a warscore of 99 precisely

That would be everything but the three provinces in Asturius.

All of:

Balearic Isles -


Minorca

Mallorca


Ibiza



Vasconia –


Burgos

Navarre

Rioja

Vizcaya



Catalonia –

Barcelona

Rousillon


Girona

Tarragona

Urgell


And that’s would work.

That’s not bad, right? That’s 12 Aragonese holdings we’d latch onto

I spend around 200 ADM coring my 12 additions.


And then we can really push hard by adding Napoli and Salerno, and then Roma, Urbano, et all.


Ready?

Let’s do it

Napoli and Abruzzi, not Salerno

Abruzzi is in the same state as my non-Roma additions

About another 100 ADM for those two alone

Mar 8 – Peace with the Papal States – I take everything but Romagna – Urbino, Roma, Umbria, and Ancona!


We get 260 in cash and I vassalize them

I take on the rank of Empire! Before I do, I spend some prestige to make nice with our vassal, as we max our prestige afterwards.

All Iberian cultures are now accepted
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Here’s the map all zoomed in for you. I have two main armies on Italy, as well as the extra one I made in Iberia in my fort. You can see how annoying they are likely to be with me. Pretty much everyone dislikes me.

Taking Roma, Napoli, and others in Italy as well as most of Iberia and the Balearic Isles

Now there is something I’d like to point out.

We are still less than Spain at about this time. It would have Aragon and Castile and our Med Islands, areas in North Africa far in excess of ours, all of Iberia save for the handful of Portuguese holdings, and all of Naples, as well as Holland and all of the Netherlands.

Other than Rome, nothing here was outside of what Spain was (especially after the Iberian Union of Portugal and Spain).


Alright, tour of our new area time!

We are doing these in the same order as above, with name changes as appropriate



Balearic Isles -

Minorca – Mosque, Shipyard, 5 dev, Cath, Catalan culture, 0.08 made here

Mayurca – Naval manufactory, fish, 6 dev, shipyard, Cath, Catalan, 0.14 made here


Ibiza- As above save for 4 dev an 0.01


Remember that all Iberian cultures are now accepted



Vasconia –



Qila (Burgos) – Fort, Wool, Hills, Emporium, marketplace, Masque, Castilian, Catholic, 12 dev, 0.21 made here

Banbaluna (Navarre)
– Iron, mountains, 8 dev, Mosque, Cath, Basque, 0.11 made here, next to France

Rioja – Highlands, Mosque, Win, 6 Dev, Catholic, Castilian, 0.11 made here

Vizcaya – Grasslands, iron mining, coastal, next to France, Shipyard, Mosque, Regimental Camp, 7 dev, 0.11 made here, Catholic



Catalonia –

Barshaluna (Barcelona) – Grasslands, 17 dev, Glass trade, shipyard, mosque, marketplace, workshop, natural harbor, Catholic, Catalan, 0.35 made here

Roussillon – Border with France, coastal, castle, Hills, Wine, 9 dev, Mosque, 0.15 made here, Catholic Catalans


Garundah (Girona)
– Cath Catalans, Hills, fish, coastal, Shipyard, Mosque, 9 dev, 0.11 made here

Tarrakunah (Tarragona)
– Cath Catalans, coastal, Ebro Estuary, grasslands, 6 dev, wine making, Farm Estate, Mosque, Marketplace, 0.16 made here

Urgell – Hills, Cath Catalans, Mosque, 9 dev, Wool, 0.13 made


Napoli – Cath, Neapolitan, Farmlands, 34 dev, 0.60 made here, Grain, natural harbor, Farm Estate, marketplace, castle, workshop, shipyard, Mosque


Abruzzi – Mountains, Cath, Neapolitan, 13 dev, Wine, 0.25 made here, shipyard, workshop, and Mosque. Coastal

Roma – Catholic, Umbrian Culture, Paper making, 39 devel, 0.93 made here, Grasslands, Camp, Shipyard, Workshop, Marketplace, fortress, Mosque.

Roma has a bonus – The Conquest of Rome – If a Muslim or non-Catholic Christian holds it, then they get bonus prestige and Missionary strength


Umbria – Inland, Umbrian, Cath, Hills, Wine, 14 dev, Marketplace, Workshop, Mosque, 0.33


Ancona
– Paper Making, Hills, coastal, 15 dev, Shipyard, Mosque, Reformed, Umbrian, 0.48 made here


Urbino –Castle, Shipyard, Marketplace, natural harbor, hills, 14 dev, Grain, 0.33 made. Next to Papal States in Romagna



I have never pushed this hard this fast before. Ever. It feels organic, and we still aren’t as far as others, but unlike Spain or such we seem to really annoy everyone out there.

Get ready for the coalition war.

I order my fortress into bastions in – Sassari


We’ll also do other places like Roussillon and such.
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25 Mar – Majrit converts!

1 Nov – Rebellion in Ancona with 30k troops. Luckily I have both of my armies right next door

27 Nov – Defeated

1 Dec – I have a potential rebellion in the Balearic Isles but I can’t get there in time so I invest some MIL power to quell the rebellion

1 Mar, 1570 – Vasconian rebels in Rioja rebel.


Mar 19 – Local forces from Madit el Salim arrive and put them down

9 Apr- All of my cores in Aragon are finished!

I turn Vasconia, Catalonia and Baleares into states.

I finish my Islands of the Mediterranean mission. This gives Cagliari +4 tax, production, and bonuses to trade and such here. I order a Marketplace for Cagliari

My three missionary targets are Ibiza, Minorca, and Mayurqa – I send a Missionary Holy Order to the Baleares to speed up the time it’ll take them there.

I order an upgraded fortress in Roussillon

1 May -I pull colonists from Ile de Bourbon and send them to Karoo next to Grain Coast

11 May – Natives in Karoo are dead

1 June – Neapolitan separatists strike Abruzzi. I send my combined armies next door.

2 July – Put down

1 Aug – Bayomo, Cuba, 5 Dev, Tropical Wood, handed to the Isles, etc


I pull my colonists from Grain Coast and send them to Curacao

9 Apr, 1571 – Our core in Roma is up and I order our fort extended to a Bastion

1 June – Rebellion in Qila.

27 June – Despite that I outnumbered them by 3:2, we lose in Qila, luckily, it’s a fort so the rebels are assaulting it and it will take some time to fall.

16 July – The rest of Italy is now en-cored. I order Urbino and Napoli to have their fortresses upgraded as well. After I make them states and cores that leaves us with around 100 ADM power.

1 Aug – Sugar in Mauritius

8 Oct – We defeat the rebellion in Qila

I move Umbrian to a accepted culture

26 Oct – The three Balearic Isles converted! Next are Vasconia – Rioja, Vizkaya, and Tarrakunah. I sent in a Shadhili order to help for missionary. I also send that order to Central Italy for the future.

2 Nov – Influenza outbreak in Oran. I quarantine the province
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1 Mar, 1572 – I claim Labourd from France

1 May – I reach out to my clergy to establish new world missions again for 10 years.

1 Aug – The big war across all of Europe has concluded. Utrecht won. They are getting some badboy coalition against them as well.

8 Aug – I name Russia my rival

1 Oct – Tropical wood in Karoo. Ah well that was a missed opportunity.

1 Nov – Expansion 4 – This is identical tot eh idea we already had with Andalusian fort pumping.

I order a Farm Estate in Roussillon

1 Mar, 15573 – Coffee in Curacao

30 April – Rioja and Vizkaya convert. Next? Qila and Abruzzi

1 Jan, 1574 – Expansion #5 – We get +1 diplomatic relation.

18 Jan – We are the home of a major economic event so we get a ton of cash – the proliferation of the coffee plant has reduced it’s price- Coffee drops by 40%

I order Plantations for the Sugar in Ile be Bourbon and Madeira with my cash

Here’s my current cash breakdown for you:


We get:

70.11 tax
71.06 production
68.43 trade
2.41 gold mines
3.17 tariffs
0.79 vassals

We are spending:

40.83 three level 3 advisers giving us 3 power monthly in each of ADM, DIP, and MIL power

10.86 state maintenance – this represents the infrastructure of running these states.

61.95 – Army at 100% maintenance

11.21 – Navy at 100% maintenance

30.50 – Fort maintenance with every fort at 100%

10.00 – 4 colonies

5.89 – 3 missionaries

So we are currently making 40.51 monthly, for a total of around 480 annually. It costs 475 to make a manufactory, so I can, roughly, get one Manufactory a year. A bastion is 380.

After those expenditures, I have 984 cash in my treasury


1 Apr – Tirwal is now Andalusian

1 May – I claim Rio de la Plata from France in southern S. America and Genoa from Aragon

1 Sept – I pull my colonists from Karoo and send them next door to Cape Verde


16 Oct – all natives in Cape Verde are slain

1 Nov – I pull colonists from Curacao and dispatch them to St Helena in the Atlantic. As soon as I set up, I’ll send them to the Indies. I just want to set this up to grow, as it’s uninhabited and poor but a potential and easy port for others.

I have Tuscany in mind African near Kongo, France in Sao Tome and south of Morocco, and such. So taking this off the map helps in a very minor way.

7 Dec – Farm Estate for Rioja
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1 Jan, 1575 – Being at another colony puts me at 20 total maintenance and an additional 10 from where I was previously. FYI

I order one of my armies to Roussillon and then updated with more people.

My current landlimit is 175 regiments. Let’s invest on getting that filled

22 Feb – Banbaluna is my next conversion target


1 Mar –

Mauritius
– 13 dev, coastline, Island, cored, Sunni, Andalusian. Sugar, 1.12 made here, and I order up a Workshop here.

1 April – I pull my colonists from St. Helena. Next is Flores in the Indies, and it will take more than a year to even reach there.

1 June – I send colonists to Beafada, next to Cape Verde and next to Tuscany on the other side.

18 July – Natives there are slain

1 Nov – Qila converts. Next is Urbino

1 Dec –

Curacao
– 8 dev, coastline, handed to Isles

Karoo – 6 dev, Jungle, Tropical Wood, next to Cape Verde and Ivory Coast, 0.30 made here monthly.


1 Jan, 1576 – Britain offers to share their knowledge of the Printing Press with us and we agree. We will pay them 10% of our income monthly. I drop the upkeep on a few forts that are internal, such as Tulaytullah to drop our costs. I’d have word of a war with enough time to raise their maintenance should we need to do so.

Also my colonies are down to cheaper costs.

I fabricate a claim on Aquitaine


5 Jan – France just took out a minor but sizeable power in Guinea.


1 May – Expansion Idea – We get another colonist I send him to Orinco Delta in Colombia and its next to Cumana, Trinidad, and Essequibo. I want to work on a Colombian colonial nation

1 July – Our level 3 theologian passes, and I grab a level 1 Inquisitor who increased our missionary strength and then spend some cash to raise it to level 3.

11 Oct – Banbaluna converts! Next is Urgell.
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1 Jan, 1577 – I can embrace the next level of DIP tech, but I am going to wait. I want to embrace the Printing Press, and we are getting close. That would drop my power needed and leave me a lot left.

1 May – I can choose another Age of Reformation ability that lasts for the Age. I choose to speed up my institutional spread

15 May – GB declared war on France and called me to it. I join them

War –

Us
Britain

Our vassals and colonial nations

Them

France
Naples
Switzerland

I order my Italian forces into Naples again.

28 May – We are besieging Narbonnais.

1 June – Sierra Leone with Ivory

1 July – Salerno is ours

I am in Labourd and the Naples new capital as well with sieges

8 Aug – The Naples capital is ours

3 Sept – I win a battle in Africa

22 Sept – I capture and seize Rio de la Plata from France

1 Oct – Great Britain takes Naples out of the war. I order one of my Italian armies into Switzerland

11 Oct – Labourd is ours

14 Oct – Narbonnais as well

29 Oct – I defeat a minor French navy and capture 3 ships

1 Nov – Beafada with Ivory

15 Nov – I am besieging Lyonnais and Avignon

1 Jan, 1578

Grain Coast – Jungle, 3 dev, Ivory, Sunni, Andalusian

I order a Plantation in Mauritius

11 Feb – The French capture and burn our colony at St. Helena

19 Feb – Avignon is ours

22 Feb – The Alps fortress of Maitland in Switzerland falls to us and I order this army to Bern, the capital of Switzerland

22 Mar – I defeat the Swiss army at Bern and set up a siege here

15 May - fabricate a claim on Messina on Sicily

12 July – Haut-Poiteau is finished sieging and is mine!

19 July – I capture the island of Sao Tome off of the African Coast from France

2 Aug – Bern falls to us.

9 Aug – GB Pulls Switzerland out of the fight

20 Aug – Lyonnais falls

I have a big-ish warscore against France of 35.

I go for a separate peace

Here is what I do:, let me force one of my diplomats back

This is my goal

I take Sao Tome

I take Labourd, a fort next to me in France

I force France to give up the African nation they just grabbed – Jolof,

Cash

The UK goes to peace before my diplomat arrives.

We only get Sao Tome.

GB took their war target and some other stuff.

Sao Tome – 4 dev, Naval supplies, French, Catholic, coastline, 0.04 made here


I recall my colonists from Sierra Leone to set back up in St. Helena

1 Sept – Napoli converts!

Next? Garundah

I order a Farm Estate in Umbria

11 Sept – Aragon and Naples are at war

3 Nov – We embrace the Printing Press.

Dip Tech 14 – We can get – better galleons, frigates, and bonus settler growth as well as colonial range.

We are left with hundreds of DIP after embracing the Press.

I begin to upgrade my fleet

16 Nov – Let’s build a Flagship!

I Choose heavy ship

I choose these three bonsues:

Command Aftercastle – Fleet gets +5% naval morale

Hull Sheathing - +50 durability of this vessel

Improved Crow’s Nest - +3 ship width when engaging

So we have a defensive buffer for a fleet.
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1 Jan, 1579 – I fabricate a claim on France’s Cayor that it took from Jolof

1 Feb – Expansion Idea #7 - +20% Global trade Power – We get +5 states for finishing this

I can get one free Admin policy, so I do:

Expansion and Offensive Ideas finished; we can get The Pioneer Policy – as soon as a colony is built, we will discover everything next to it.

I repeal Letters of Marque and replace it with the Colonial Expansion policy that gives me +20% settler growth and -50% native uprising

This is free as it replaced my free Letters of Marque as a Dip policy. Every policy after the first costs 1 ADM, Mil, or DIP as appropriate.


1 Mar – Orinoco Delta is found to be a good place for growing Sugar.

I order a Trade Station in the Grain Coast for its Ivory

1 Apr – I begin knowledge sharing with Tunis for the Printing Press

1 May – I pull colonists from St. Helena and send them to Fernando Po near Sao Tome.

25 Sept – I kill the natives in Po.

22 Oct – Urgell converts next is Roussillon

20 Nov – Tarracona joins Urgell is seeing the Sunni light.

Barshaluna is next

1 Dec – Mil Tch 15- We get better infantry and I upgrade them. My land morale increases by +1.

1 Mar, 1580 – Flores is with Incense

I’m surprised that we haven’t had a punitive war yet from Europe. We have a coalition of more than 20 nations that are ready to do so.

1 May Textile Manufactory in Urgell

1 July – I fabricate a claim for Salerno

Aragon took two provinces from Naples in southern Italy, leaving just four holdings of theirs

1 Sept –

Beafada – Ivory, drylands, 3 dev, Andalusian, Sunni, etc. 0.16 made here.


I dispatch these colonists to Cartagena

1 Nov – Farm Estate for Avila

28 Dec – Sao Tome is now cored
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1 Apr, 1581 – Fernando Po with Fish

17 June – Garundah converts, next is Sao Tome

1 July – I claim Siena from Tuscany

1 Oct – Naval Supplies in St. Helena

Sierra Leone
– 5 dev, Jungle, Ivory, Sunni, Andalusian, I order a trading station here, 0.2.


22 Oct – I get a Marriageable Women event and Po grows by 200


25 Dec – Cumana is now Andalusian culture

1 Jan, 1582 –

Let’s unpack our current colonial growth rate:

This is Orinoco Delta currently, but it’s similar for others:

Spread 120/year guaranteed. This is from the follow bonuses:

50 from DIP Tech

+20 Native Suppression Policy

+60 from various Ideas and Policies.

-10 for Tropical

Result? 120 or 10/month.

That means that if I had no other bonuses, that a colony would take 100 months to get fully up to 1000 needed for the colonization process to finish. 100 months is just 8 years.

Now there is another bump:

New Settler chance. While one of my colonists is in this place, there is a chance each month that will get a bonus to our colonial development.

For Orinoco that’s 17.6% monthly for an extra group of settlers.

Right now, we have 895 colonists in Orinoco Delta. Without any more successes at faster growth, we’ll be at 1000 in 11 months.

That gives you a good example.

Compare us to, say, Holland. They are just at 50/year in Para, but have around the same % chance of a bonus.

4 Jan – France removed Brittany from Europe. They have a colony in Brazil, Ceara, which is now their capital.


1 Feb – Tunis has embraced the Printing Press

29 Apr – My Quest for the Seven Cities conquistadors have started a quest for the Gold Cups of Quivira which they have some leads for. Let’s see if it’s fruitful!

1 July – Orinoco Delta – is now a fullprovince.

I send these colonists to Alcantara in Brazil on the far side of Holland’s colonial nation

ADM Tech 15 – My armies can now be given forced march orders

11 Aug – Barshaluna converts! Roussillon too!

1 Sept – I fabricate a claim on Naples for another holding of it

21 Sept – France expanded and took Tuscany’s colonies next to me.

1 Nov –

Flores – Incense, coastline, Indies, Sunni, Andalusian, I state it up, 11 dev, Animist, Papuan, Ii send a missionary here,0.70 made here monthly. I send these colonists to East Timor which is next door from Flores.


We’ll be using Flores as my new base of exploration. I have my explorer fleet here ready

Our Golden Era has now finished!


So sad

1 Dec – Coffee in Cartagena
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1 Jan

Fernando Po – 6 dev, islands, Fish, Sunni, Andalusian., 0.43 made here


I send these colonists to Anzoategui, which is next to Cumana and up the coast. I want to get Colombia to a colonial nation.

1 Feb - We find Quivira! It’s rumors have been over-exaggerated. It’s just a well-developed area, not like Cipola in Rio Branco. It’s is Missiquoi which is in New England, three holdings in. I pull my colonists from Cartagena and send them to Androscoggin in New England area, a coastal holding with a 10 dev.

It’s not nice and I’ll need to send over my Conquistadors and clear it out

27 Feb – They are all dead!

I currently get almost 60 cash monthly.


I Order a plantation in O. Delta

1 Oct – My army reformer advisor passes. Next? I hire a Grand Captain who is level 2, promote him to level 3. He will reduce my military maintenance by 10%.

11 Nov 0 I claim Brittany’s capital of Ceara in Brazil

4 Feb, 1584 – Flores converts. Next is Mosque
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20 Feb – Our truce with Aragon ends

Aragon is allied to Bohemia and Luneberg.

I begin to prepare myself to oust Aragon from Iberia. And maybe take Sicily, Malta, or part of Italy while I’m at it


Aragon has 37k troops on Sicily, and that’s it

My goal –

Hit Sicily’s Messina with my combined Italian armiers

Hit the Iberian onces with my army in Qila.

Hit Italian north Aragon after crossing France with one armies in Roussillon that arrives at Nice and then Genoa

5 Mar – I declare war on Aragon for Palencia

I am not calling on my allies, I don’t think I’ll need them.

I order armies to Nice and Genoa.

19 Mar – I claim Pisa from Tuscany

27 Mar – Vizkaya is now a Dargah Shrine for the rest of the game

30 Mar – We have defeated the local Aragonese army at their capital of roughly 5k and begin a siege

1 May – Our siege at Genoa begins

6 May – We defeat a local navy

19 May – Nice is ours

22 May – Modena falls to the Papacy

22 June – Another Italian minor is ours

1 July – Two more minors are ours

I send a missionary to Umbria

6 July – Their Capital falls in Cantabria

17 July – Genoa is ours, I send this army north to Bohemia and my other big army with it, so 54k is heading north.

22 July – I begin a naval barrage of Messina with my large Mediterranean navy, the siege of Messina has begun

12 Aug – Palencia is ours

13 Aug – I lost two ships and won three in a giant battle against Aragon in the Bay of Biscay.

17 Aug – Lucca and Novara are ours.


1 Sept – Aclantara with fish

6 Sept – We begin to siege Praha, the capital of Bohemia

16 Sept – Asturias falls, which forces the fleeting routed navy back out to my waiting one.

22 Sept – We sink the enemy flagship and get some prestige

28 Sept –Our ruler passes

Our new ruler is 37 years old, doesn’t have a heir, and is 2/3/5. I invest in a stability rise


2 Oct – We win and captured 5 more ships


9 Oct – Parma is ours and every Italian holding of Aragon is under my control

I send my fleet for repairs.

6 Nov – Messina falls. I order my combined army to smash theirs in Sicily

1 Dec – We win the battle of Palermo against their army

11 Dec – Praha falls

27 Dec – We win in Syracuse

30 Dec – We defeat the Bohemian army

16 Jan, 1585 - have defeat the army in Palermo and it’s gone

2 Feb – Bohemia accepts a white peace offer. I want to focus on Aragon

9 Feb – Palermo falls

1 Mar – I get a trading in Cocoa event


Syracuse is ours

That gives me a 99% warscore vs Aragon and Luneberg

Time for peace

I take the three holdings in Iberia in the state of Asturias

That’s 33 warscore

Sicily and Malta are 65 and put me at 99.

72.7 aggressive. Let’s do it
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Map time!!!





That looks so pretty. All of Iberia is now ours, and we’ve expanded in an Aragonian/Spanish manner to the east as well. I was expecting to have started pushing in African more by now, this was organic.

You can see the blob of Austria above me, my ADM was hit hard by the cores for these, and my cash is still fine. Six colonies is just 22 cash/month when you have 4 colonists.

Here are my new additions. Let’s begin with Iberia:

Palencia
– Hills, Wool, 7 dev, 0.23 cash/month, Catholic, Castilean, Mosque built here,

Asturias – Grasslands, 15 dev, coastal, livestock, Catholic, Leonese, Mosque, Shipyard, R. Camp, and I destroy the camp and later will but a Farm Estate here, making us 0.61/month

Cantabria – Natural harbor, grasslands, Naval Supplies, camp, shipyard, 13 dev, Cath, Castillean, marketplace, 0.36 made here – I destroy the Camp and will put a Naval Manufactory here later

Remember all f these are accepted cultures.

Sicily: - All of these are Catholic and Sicilian

(These are their new names with us, and were the old names when they were owned by us previously)

Malta – Mosque, Shipyard, Fish, coastal island, 11 dev, 0.14 made here,

Massina – Mountains, 20 dev, Fishing, Castle, Shipyard, Naval Equipment Manu, castle, 0.29 made here

Balarm (Palermo) – Farmlands, Wine, Natural Harbor, 23 dev, Farm Estate, Marketplace, Mosque, Shipyard, Workshop, 0.48 made here monthly

Saraqusa – 16 dev, Mountains, Wine, Farm Estate, Shipyard, Mosque, 0.28 made


There you are!
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1 May -Androscoggin with Fur

1 July – Anzoategui with coffee

31 Oct - Umbria converts.

1 Dec – I large, 32k rebellion hits Syracuse and both of my armies are in Sicily still.

4 Jan, 1586 - Defeated

1 April – Spices in East Timor

Trade Station ordered for Flores

8 Apr – Our Iberian holdngs cores have finished.

We have finished a mission. Iberian Dawn. For the next 20 years we get +20% land morale and we get permanent claims on France’s Provence and Languedoc areas.

I send Missionaries to my three Asturias holdings right after bringing in the Order that helps Missionaries

1 May – Rebellion in Palencia. My Qila army moves over

22 May – Defeated

1 July –


St. Helena –
3 dev, Naval supplies, island, Sunni, Andalusian

1 Aug – We have a new heir, a 3/3/3 person

1 Dec – I have maxed my DIP power so I am spending it here and there to increase production development in my holdings.
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1 April, 1587 – Our truce with Naples ends

The coalition against us is big, but some, like Baden, have begun to leave it.

How you see my aggressive expansion changes on who you are:


Morocco - -8 penalty right now, and we are not allied with them

Austria? -341 penalty right now, and neither are rivaled nor enemies of each other

Similar Venice, Savoy and such.

But northern provinces with less interest in Italy?

Utrecht - -44penalty

Holland? With whom we’ve been at war? -46

Mainz? -53

Saxony? -126


Sweden - -85, Denmark, -110,

How about some non-allied Muslims?

0 penalty. They don’t care

Orthodox?

Lithuania - -13
Kiev - -17

Russia, who is my Rival, just -13

So the issue folks have with my massive and ongoing expansion relates to their interested in the area in which I was expanding.

27 April – Two folks are trying to poach the rest of Aragon.

7 May – Massina now a core, and I order the fort here upgraded

9 July – Palencia converts and Ancona is next

15 Aug – My other three holdings are now cored.

1 Sept – Cartagena is now a full province (8 dev, jungle, Coffee, natural harbor)and that leads to the creation of the Garnatah Colombian colonial nation

10 Sept – Asturias and Cantabria have converted. Next? Malta and Saraqusa

I have finished a mission to Retake Sicily and an event happens:

The Emirate of Sicily – II have two options:

Option 1 – Release Sicily as the Emirate of Sicily, a March vassal of ours, and use them as a buffer state against the north. We get cores on the areas of Italy in – Cantabria, Lazio-Campania, and Apulia.

We already have many of those holdings, or temporary cores. The buffer state really isn’t needed.


Option 2 – Keep Sicily. For the next 20 years it gets +3% Missionary str and +50% trade power

I choose Option 2.


1 Mar, 1588 –

Androscoggin – Furs, 10 dev, Woods, 0.77 made here. In southern Maine.

I can’t go west because a tribe has moved there. I go inland and east to Kennebec instead

I start working to build up a spy network and I need to send over a decent army


1 May –

Alcantara
– 5 dev, Jungle, given to Brazil to help fortify against expansion east by Holland


I send these colonists to Whydah, east of Gold Coast

30 May – The natives of Whydah are slain

I am building up another Italian army, keeping one in Sicily, and the other in Roma, with my third in Urbino


1 Oct – Four leave the coalition against us


19 Oct – Naples, Austria, and Alsace left it as well

1 Nov – Now 6 more left it

1 Dec – Three more. Malta converts. Balarm is next

27 Dec – Saraqusa converts. Nothing is ready yet.
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8 Jan, 1589 – Ancona converts

1 Feb –

Anzoategui – Coffee, grasslands, etc. Handed to Colombia

Next?

Benguela in West Africa, south of Kongo.

15 June – I get an insult from Kong


1 Aug – I fabricate a claim on Sokoki, inland and west of Androscoggin

9 Aug – I declare war on the Susquehannock for it

I move the 6k army I just built there

20 Sept – We defeat their army and being a siege

22 Sept – I kill all of the natives in Benguela

7 Oct – We get a native assimilation event in East Timor –

East Timor
– Spices, 9 dev, Papuan, Fetishist, 0.33 made here

I send colonists to West Timor

1 Dec – DIP Tech 16 – We get better trade range and efficiency

11 Dec – I send a Missionary to Massina

Tobacco rises in price

8 Jan, 1590, We take Sokoki

10 Jan – We take Sokoki –

Sokoki – Totemist, Hills, Livestock, Susquehannock people, 3 dev, Mountains, 0.02 made here. This was merely a way to get to the city of gold next to it

22 May – Balarm converts!

I am building up the spy network in the good place back here

1 Sept – Kennebec with Naval Supplies

I send a Missionary to Rio de la Plata, which we took some time ago but I kind of forget after it stopped being a colony as it’s not on the maps I check ��
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1 Jan, 1591 – ADMIN TECH 16 – We can build Mills, which are the manufactory for produced goods like Chinaware, Glass, Paper, Tropical Wood, and Gems.

I destroy the Shipyard in Barshaluna and order a Mill for it’s Glass as well as El-Belat’s glass; Xativa’s Paper, and Roma and Ancona’s paper as well.


1 May – Whydah is a great place for Dyes

22 May – Massina converts!

All of Sicily and Malta are now Sunni

1 June – Benguela with slaves

1 Aug – I fabricate a claim on Missisquoi

1 Sept – East Timor converts. I order a culture shift here

16 Sept- I declare war for Missisquoi from the local Pottawatomi

8 Oct – We defeat the tribe

17 Jan, 1592 – We capture Missisquoi

We bring it in

Missisquoi – Anshinabe, Totemist, 13 dev, 0.19, Fur, The Golden City of Quivira bonus, +25% tax, production, and -25% build and development costs here.


1 Mar – MIL TECH 16 – I can build training fields, upgrade my artillery, and I have better artillery shock and fire

8 May – Sokoki;s core is finished and I send in a Missionary


18 Aug – I ull my colonists in Kennebec and send them to Colombia in Cayenne to stop Holland moving east


1 Sept – Right now I am making around 76 cash monthly

1 Dec – My final exploration mission has finished and I order my fleet to circumnavigate the world
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5 Jan, 1593 – Scrappy Aragon won another war in Northern Italy and annexed some land there.


1 Mar – West Timor with Spices just like East Timor was.

2 April – Our Hajj caravans were raided! We lose prestige and legitimacy

1 Aug – Our DIP adviser the Navigator passes. I grab a level 3 Diplomat who increases our international reputation

I also have my clergy, the Ulema, to again commit to new world missions to help with the locals

17 Dec – Sokoki and Rio de la Plata have both converted to the one true faith!

I order manufactories in Sokoki and

1 Mar, 1594 – I pull my colonists from Benguela and send them next door to Luanda. This will bring me next to Kongo. It is in the same state and Benguela and St. Helena, so it’s already en-stated, so its free infrastructurally.

18 Mar – We kill the natives in Luanda

I want to start filling out states I already have invested in, including the Indian Ocean island Mahe, in the same state and Mauritius and Ile de Bourbon, and the rest of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, which, up until now, I’ve left vacant for others to slide into.

I have not colonized like I did with Athens where I colonized defensively. Here, save for a few in Brazil or Colombia, I haven’t been grabbing evevything external first. Europe was free to swing around Africa to Asia or around South America to the same and they haven’t. I took out two historical colonial nations, although they were here as well. We also have me occasionally taking colonial additions to my queue, such as Jamaica, Bermuda, Rio de la Plata, Cumana, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Sao Tome, and of course The Azores and such.


1 April –

Kennebec
– Naval Supplies, 3 Dev, Hills, Inland, part of the same state of Maine as Androscoggin, Andalusian, Sunni, 0.13 made here

I do not expand in New England or such right now.

In my previous dynasty, seeing England next to Maine right now, I’d jump next to them and block them.

Instead, I am going and doing things different. I didn’t go to New England to stop England, I went here for Missisquoi. Which I have. Now I’ll likely expand in a few places so I can build a colonial nation and then build it, but I’m not playing defense.

28 April – Missisquoi is now a core and I send in a missionary to her

1 Aug – The first of the Garnatah Treasure Fleets from South America arrive!

27 Aug - I have killed the natives in Cayenne

1 Sept – Cayenne is with fish

27 Sept – I pull my colonists from Whydah and send them to Massachusetts, a big area for a colonial base.
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11 Nov –

150 Year Review!


Some maps first:

Here is Europe and North Africa:




As you can see, Austria, the Turks, and the others are here. The Mamluks have won wars against the Turks and have expanded northward.





Here’s the southern Hemisphere, with an emphasis on Africa. See how Yemen has moved across the Red Sea and take a lot of Africa? You can also see that Kongo is losing a war with Chokwe, and the other nations there You can see my Guinea attempts to finish that area, although I have left many openings for Europeans to follow through. I am surprised that my mission here hasn’t fired as finished.


You can see me in the Cape, but I’ve left a lot of south Africa un grabbed. I’l flash out the area soon as I want t start filling in the gaps in my states as my number of states available is dwindling

You can see Tuscany and France in Africa, Tuscany is north of Kongo and France is north of us in Guinea.


Over in SA, you can see our colonial nations expanding, including Brazil and Colombia. I have expanded into Rio Branco to grab the City of Gold there in Colombia and I have left this for my folks. I have set it and forget it. You can see Holland as well as Brittany here as well




Here’s north, central, and the Caribbean for you. You can see the British Colonial nation of Newfoundland to our north in Canada, as well as us in Maine, and now Massachusetts I would expect us to grab a few high profile places here, like Chesapeake and Delaware, to secure enough spaces for our colonial nation to be created, and then I’ll set and forget it. You can see we have brought in all of the Caribbean with my colonial nation here.

No one else is in North America from Europe. It’s wealthy. Someone like France, Tuscany, or others would make a lot of sense here, but they aren’t. No one is in Colombia, Mexico, or Louisiana either



Here’s a Asia for you I’m here for just a brief interlude with my Isles, which I have put my mouse toward at the bottom As you can see, Ming China has been eaten by Korea, the Oirat Horde, Tsang, and others. You can also see the Timurids here as well.

You can see the big winners of this dynasty right now – Austria, France, Great Britain, the Turks, the Mamluks, Russia, and such.

I currently am making 83.46 cash in profit monthly after expenses for roughly, 996 annually. That’s enough for two Manufactories at 950 total. That’s a lot of cash.

We have slow rolled colonially as I expected this game to be about conquering, but it’s worked.



As you can see, Austria, the Turks, and the others are here. The Mamluks have won wars against the Turks and have expanded northward.
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I currently have:

97 vessels out of a naval forcelimit of 208, and an army of 185k out of a forcelimit of 204k.


Allies:

The Turks
The Mamluks
Tunis
Great Britain

Vassals:

Papal states

Our colonial nations


Let’s look at the ledger

We are making the most money in the world and beating Ming China by around 36 gold monthly

We are the most developed nation in the world. We lead Ming by 150

We have the most manpower available in the world, with around 30k more than Russia

We are 2nd in the world with the most techs at 48, behind Tuscany at 49. Nations like Bremen and Venice are tied with us


We are tied with the Mamluks as the only two states with all 28 ideas unlocked. Many are at 27 or 26


Only five nations in the world have an Empire rank:

Ethiopia
Japan
Ottomans
Timurids
Us

Our top ten provinces by tax income:

1. Roma, 42.92
2. Napoli, 36.48
3. Garnatah, 32.19
4. Tirwal, 21.46
5. Malaga, 20.21
6. Cagliari, 19.31
7. The Azores, 19.31
8. Umbria, 19.16
9. Tlemcen, 19.16
10. Lixbuna, 19.16
11. Barshaluna, 19.16
12. Qurtuba, 19.16
13. Isbiliya, 19.16


Our top ten non-gold provinces by production :

1. Cagliari, 38.30
2. Roma, 29.62
3. Garnatah, 28.77
4. Umbria, 24.78
5. Ancona, 24.62
6. Tirwal, 23.80
7. Tlemcen, 23.80
8. Madeira, 21.64
9. Braganca, 20.66
10. Qunka, 19.66
11. Majrit, 19.66


Top Ten Most Developed Provinces in the World

1. Firenze
2. Qahirah
3. Venice
4. Amol
5. Roma
6. Constantinople
7. Prome
8. Garnatah
9. Patna
10. Beijing


And there you are!

We have 107 holdings. That’s about even with Austria, About twice G. Britain, fewer than Ming even after it was eaten a bit, a lot more than the Mamluks, and a little more than the Turks at 99, and twice as many as France


Top colonial targets that have at least 10 development in order:


1. Pontianak
2. Tauranga
3. Whangarei
4. Ambon
5. Banjar
6. Kendari
7. Benguela
8. Eora
9. Delaware
10. Chesapeake
11. Sakam
12. Manado
13. Poso

Of this list, two are N America, 3 in Australia, and 1 in Africa. The rest are in the Indies.


We have the largest army in the world, with Ming at 164k next. Only Russia and the Turks have more than 100k

With 59k I have more cavalry that any other force. The next highest amount of cavalry is Ming at 15k, then Khemer at 12k and the Turks at 10k. No one else has 10000 cavalry, which helps to illustrate that I have better armies as well. With the quality and Offensive ideas finished, it’s just going to be hard to take me on

After Ming at 106, with have the 2nd largest navy, although Venice is right behind us with 95, and Britain at 91

Top Ten Trade nodes in the World:

1. Beijing
2. Venice
3. English Channel
4. Lubeck
5. Girona
6. Alexandria
7. Hangzhou
8. Persia
9. Bengal
10. Sevilla
11. Caribbean

We dominate the 10th and 11 largest nodes in the world, and lead trade in Genoa and Cape


Trade Goods by Current Price:


5.25 – Paper
5.0 – Gems
4.50 – Tobacco, Copper
4.0 – Cocoa, Dyes, Silk, Ivory
3.60 – Cloth
3.50 – Fur
3.30 – Salt, Coffee
3.0 – Spices, Sugar, Cotton, Chinaware, Slaves, Iron, Glass,
2.50 – Livestock, Tea, Wine
2.12 – Incense
2.00 – Naval Supplies, Fish, Grain, Tropical Wood, Wool


We have the Trading Bonus (which you need to control at least 20% of the world’s trade and be the leader)

Tobacco
Cocoa
Sugar
Coffee
Fish
Wine

This includes bonuses like -1 national unrest for Wine, or +5% institution spread for Coffee and -25% spy network build against you from Tobacco. They tend to be minor but useful bonuses.

We are close-ish to these trade goods:

1. Slaves. We have 18% of the world trade and lead it.
2. Wool. We have 14%
3. Naval Supplies, 12
4. Livestock, 11
5. Cloth, 11


Many trade goods are in tons of places, and can be colonized, like grain, wool, sugar, and raw goods like Furs or Ivory. While some goods aren’t that common, like Tea, there are a lot of places that can get it. For example, we have some Tea in Brazil. But most of the rare goods that are manufactured cannot be found colonially.

For example, take Glass. Right now, there are 15 places in the world that specialize in the Glass trade. We have two. 11 total are European with 1 in Africa, and 3 in Asia. That’s a good example of as specialized production that cannot be upped by colonizing. Another example is Paper. Right now there are 39 out there. Many of them are in China. Europe has 14 of those, and nations like the Timurids and Bengal have many. We have three ourselves. You cannot add Paper to your Empire outside of targeting those provinces


Now there is one manufactured trade good for which this is an exception.

Chinaware.

Right now we have 23 Chinaware provinces in the world. However, there are some colonies in places like Taiwan, the Philippines, and the Indies that have the potential to be Chinaware making. So you could add some more. As of right now, that appears to be around 11. (You move to Trade Goods map, and then click on a province with that trade good , everything that has it lights up, and everything that could have it lights a different colors). These odds include 17% for Sakam on Taiwan, 8.9% in Bengkulu and 10% of Sumbawa. It’s unlikely you are going to hit it out of the park. And you may not want to. You didn’t come here for Incense or Tea or Coffee. You came here for Spices.

Great Powers

1. Andalusia
2. France
3. Turks
4. Austria
5. Russia
6. Timurids
7. Britain
8. Mamluks

See who’s out? Ming

4 Christian and 4 Muslim.
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:45 PM   #97
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1 Mar, 1595 –

Whydah – 5 dev, Jungle, Dyes, Sunni, Andalusian, 0.40 made here, east of Gold Coast and next to Benin and Kong. It’s in the same state as my other holdings here. I order a Textile Manufactory here for the precious Dyes.

I know that this region of Africa is hard to colonize with it’s low development, Jungle and tropical making it hard, and large and angry teams of natives.

But the possibilities here of trade goods are nice.

Right now I am putting together a team to send my Luanda army to Bonny on the coast on the other side of Benin.

Here’s Bonny, just as good example, to drill down and unpack it:

4 dev
Tropical, Jungle
5000 angry natives

But…

28% Slaves
18% Tropical Wood
16% Ivory
14% Fish
12% Dyes
8% Naval Supplies

That means I have a 1 in four chance of hitting a home run with Dyes or ivory, at 4.0 value, and an almost 30% chance of the solid Slaves. Now there’s a shot that you are getting Wood/Supplies or Fish, and we have in Karoo, and these numbers shift a little for each place to reflect reality, but you don’t need high development to make this work.

Here is the current cash value, before my development of Whydah finishes, of the holdings from Beafada to Whydah, in order down the coast.

0.98
0.98
0.29
0.98
0.92
1.43
1.97
0.40

And that’s not bad. That means I am making around 8 gold monthly from the Guinea coast, and around 96 can annually, which is big.

21 Apr – My troops arrive in Bonny for my next colonist that comes free.

1 May –

Benguela – A natural harbor which I upgrade to a Entrepot for 200 gold, drylands, Slaves, 10 dev, sunni, Andalusian, in the same Angola state I already made, I order a Workshop here, and we are making 0.91 cash monthly.


22 Aug – Native Assimilation in Massachusetts

6 Jan, 1596 – I send my colonists from Cayenne to Bonny.

11 jan, - I slay the natives in Bonny.


8 Mar – We are the first to circumnavigate the globe and we get a ton of prestige and naval tradition

1 April – We convert Missisquoi, I order a Trade Station for it

1 Sept – Massachusetts with Tobacco!

1 Oct – No surprise, Luanda is going to be good for trading Slaves

I send my West Timor colonists to Ambon

14 Nov – We can enact a new government reform!

This is our highest level of reform possible

Here are my options:


Become a Republic. I did this with Athens in my last dynasty when I hit this final level of government reform This let’s you start over with more development and you can choose multiple new options up front


Become a Theocracy. Like the Republic, this would set us back a bit, but we could refresh ourselves as a true servant of Allah.


Create true Legislative Houses – The number of Admin polices we can have for free is increased by one


Absolute Control – This gives us a bunch of bonus absolutism, which is useful in the next Age.

The Age of Absolutism will start around 10 years after Global Trade is created so usually around 1610 or so, in around 15 years from now

Absolutism is a new mechanic that is created then, and like piety, legitimacy, power projection or prestige, it gives you bonuses as you have more of it.


They aren’t that big of a deal though.

I choose the legislative reform, and this will finish my governmental reform.

Our final government, we have:

Iqta Power Structure

Noble Privileges Curtailed

Centralized bureaucracy

Administrative clergy (Ulema used in admin roles)

A deliberative assembly from our general estates

The l’est est moi philosophy

2 Proper Legislative houses
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1 Jan, 1597 –

West Timor – 9 dev, grasslands, Spices, Sunni, And, I order a trade station, 0.66 made here currently

22 Mar – We get an event that causes me to lose 100 DIP power o r a stability. I choose the power

17 Oct – Our ruler passes. His son is just 11 so we are having a Regiceny Council



1 Nov – The Turks ask us to join their war against Venice, The Knights, and Tuscany, and I agree

18 Dec – We capture Ferrara

2 Jan, 1598 – I begin a siege in Firenze of Tuscany

31 Jan, We have taken every province other than Venice itself

22 April – We capture Firenze

29 Apr – Peace for our allies

30 June – I get an event that gives me an almost full spy network against Holland, and I use it to fabricate three claims in the new world


1 July – Bonny with Tropical Wood
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1 Jan, 1599 – Cayenne, 3 dev, Jungle, fish, handed to Colombia

I pull my colonists from Bonny and send them next door to Calabar. I begin making nice with Kong

I start by purchasing and buying down their debts

4 Feb – East Timor is now Andalusian.

2 Mar – I great nation Influence Nation on Kong

4 Apil – I send them a gift of 100 cash

11 May – I kill the natives of Calabar

14 June – We have a bloodless coup that replaces our ruler with a better one. Our stability falls and I send it back up with some ADM power


Our new heir is a 6/2/4 baby boy and our new ruler is 5/2/1

22 June – I pull colonists from Luanda and Massachusetts and then send them to Chesapeake and Mahe in the Indian Ocean


1 July – Our ruler is a lawgiver

1 Sept – Dutch Brazil was created in the colonies

I fabricate a claim on Venice

1 Jan, 1600 – Welcome to the 17th Century!


1 Mar – Our truce with Aragon ends

I begin to prepare my next battles

Trade Station for Benguela

1 May - GB asks us to join their war on France.


1 July – Ampn is with Chinaware

1 Aug –

Luanda – Slaves, 5 dev, Savanna, trade station, Sunni, Andalusian, 0.40 made here.


I am doing my normal anti-France establishment and am raiding two nearby forts now.

1 Sept – Massachusetts – 10 dev, Tobacco, Woods, Sunni, Andalusian,

We create a new colonial nation called New Garnatah.

28 Nov – We capture Labourd the fort from France

2 Dec – We capture Narbonnais

I order my armies to spill out into France and then to hit other forts, like Avignon.
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15 Jan, 1601 – We capture Gabu in Africa

1 Mar – We gain the trading in slaves bonus

19 Mar – We take the fort of Haut-Poiteau

1 May – Ivory in Calabar

4 June- Avignon falls to us

8 July – We take the fort of Lyonnais

20 July – I have taken every holding of France in Africa

29 July – Chartres is ours, and that opens up Paris for a siege

1 Aug – I begin to propagate religion in the Ivory Coast trade node


27 Sept – Paris falls to us

If I do a separate peace with France, I can run a 59% war score.

Last time we did well and then Britain got in there first.


I keep pushing. I can’t get what I want


11 Oct – We capture the fort of Franche-Comté

3 Nov – We capture Rethelos

15 Dec – I win a naval battle in the Gulf of Cadiz


22 Dec – I defeat a French army trying to retake Paris

1 Jan, 1602 – We have Sugar in Mahe

22 Jan – I rout the French army in the north after it fled.

24 Jan – We capture Provence, a minor

3 Feb – We defeat the fleeing fleet from Provence

Our war is at 65%. Our flank is at 74% if I wanted to do it solo

8 Apr – I capture the fort of Finistere

4 May I get an event that increases my Calabar colony by 200

1 June – Chesapeake is good for Tobacco

10 July – I capture the wartarget for Britain, Picardie

We have a 85 warscore generally and an 97 for us alone

24 Aug – Before I ended the war, I wanted to help Britain. I just routed the northern army, and retook Calais from France in a quick assault so Britain could have it back
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