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Re: Austriae est imperare orbi universo (EUIV Austria)
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2015, 11:42:49 PM »
Nice job, Kushan

Question:  What effects (if any) does going to war with the Pope have in EUIV?  Any long-term fallout from this for you to really worry about?

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I'm really not sure. His opinion of me is going to take a hit for awhile, which I think affects how quickly you gain papal influence. The papal controller could have you excommunicated but I don't think I've ever seen the AI do that or call for a crusade.
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Re: Austriae est imperare orbi universo (EUIV Austria)
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2015, 07:57:56 AM »
Part 10

Sorry its been a few weeks. January was a busy month. Hoping to try and do this weekly or bi-weekly.



With the war over its time to upgrade technology. Military tech level 9 gives me new infantry units while diplomacy tech gives me some new boats.



The only who has any desire to carry on this war is Poland. I could peace out but other than war exhaustion its really not costing me anything.



With the Poland-Sweden trade war finally over I can pass more imperial reforms. +1 diplomat and +1 diplomatic reputation for me, -1 national unrest to the HRE members.



Even with an alliance Salzburg doesnít have a high enough opinion of me to be vassalized. I have a feeling its going to be a dead diplomacy slot but Iím going to keep the alliance for the moment.



The reformation begins. Art of War features new events/mechanics for the 30 years war that Iím really looking forward to seeing. First thing I really noticed is that the emperor no longer gets a religious conversion CB against princes who convert to heretic faith.



France whatís to go at it again. Beat them down once I can do it again.



The numbers donít look too bad. France is at military tech level 8, Iím at level 9, so against me at least I will have a slight combat advantage.



France made a huge mistake by declaring me a co-belligerent. Because of that I am able to call in my own allies. The numbers are by far in my favor now. Iím not the war leader, but if the opportunity presents itself I want to use this war to break France up a little bit.
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Re: Austriae est imperare orbi universo (EUIV Austria)
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2015, 05:08:56 AM »
Awesome, Kushan!  Always nice to be in a position to dictate :)
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Re: Austriae est imperare orbi universo (EUIV Austria)
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2015, 10:19:28 PM »
Part 11





I start the war by going after Venice. I use the usual tactics of leaving a strong central force, and reinforcing wherever Venice attacks.





I pursue the retreating Venetians to Istria. They are able to retreat, but their morale has been shattered. They only retreat one province to Lika, and get stack wiped.

All that's left to do is finish siegeing Venice provinces and I can get onto the main event in France.



The overall numbers are even more in my favor with Veniceís army defeated. Still, Frances usually gets amazing generals which can make up for overall numbers of troops and drain my own manpower.





With Venice out of the war its time to go after France. First thing, deal with their main army so I can begin carpet sieging.



Venice is now out of the war altogether. I made a mistake here, I should have given the venetian provinces that where under my control to Lorraine. Doing so would have given them the war score they could have used to break the Venice / France alliance.





The siege of France. I maintain a strong central force that can move to assist anywhere France chooses to attack.



With Franceís last major army routed, I send my main army in pursuit. After a few battles where the french army is further reduced, I am finally able to eliminate it completely.





With my main army out of position to support, France snuck an army in behind me. I manage to pull together just enough reinforcements to prevent them from breaking the siege.



Really is a shame I am not the war leader. With France completely under siege I would have loved to use this opportunity to force France to release as many vassals as possible.



Victory! France is forced to release Bar, Luxembourg, and Champagne. The 30 imperial authority from winning a defensive war is a nice bonus.
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Re: Austriae est imperare orbi universo (EUIV Austria)
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2015, 10:29:14 PM »
Part 12



Well this is annoying. Enough time has passed that I can now integrate Hungary, except I am 4 provinces short. Time for a little expansion.



Venice conveniently holds 5 provinces that are legally part of the empire. What better way to expand then to return them to their lawful home. I have a 2 year truce with them, but that will give me enough time to get claims on the four bordering provinces.



Time to start claiming the last few provinces I need to integrate Hungary. Iím going to use a imperial liberation casus bellis against  Savoy, which will bring Venice into the war. Iíll take as much as I can from Venice is the peace deal.





Obviously the first target for me is going to be Venice. Their army never had much of a chance.



While Iím having fun in the east, Hungary, Burgundy, Poland and Bohemia deal with Savoy.







I concentrate most of my army and go on the offensive seeking to hunt down the remaining Venetian forces. By early August 1515, the back of the Venetian army is destroyed.





Well this is bad, my very strong heir is being replaced by a really bad one.
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Re: Austriae est imperare orbi universo (EUIV Austria)
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2015, 01:09:27 AM »
Well shoot.  Is there anything you can do to mitigate him being such an unworthy successor? 

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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2015, 06:48:12 AM »
Well shoot.  Is there anything you can do to mitigate him being such an unworthy successor?

You can hire +2 or +3 advisors to help offset some of the points. You can also change your national focus but that will give you a -1 to the two other categories.
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Re: Austriae est imperare orbi universo (EUIV Austria)
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2015, 09:09:16 PM »
Part 13



With Venice completely sieged I can force whatever peace deal I want down their throats. They cede me both Treviso and Brescia and pay me 54 ducts.



Augsburg entered into a military coalition against me. Iím shaking in my boots.



Now that I have what I want from Venice its time to end the war with Savoy.



Bavaria joined the coalition against me. Rather brave of them considering I still need a few more provinces before I can integrate Hungary.



By taking the next level in offensive ideas (+20% siege ability) I also unlock the next level of my Austrian ideas, +2 diplomatic reputation. Next Austrian idea is the Edict of Restitution which will give me +2% to missionary strength. It will be useful as the reformation spreads.



Looks like England has almost completely converted to Protestant with Norway not far behind. Not many converts on the continent yet.



Iím going to change my rivals. England is too far away to be able to take actions against. Bohemia and Poland are both allies and Muscovy is just as far away as England. That leaves Switzerland. You hear that Switzerland, Iím coming for your cheese.



Switzerland and Mantua both converted to Protestant. One of the changes made in this DLC is that the emperor no longer gets a religious casus belli against HRE princes who convert.



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Iím growing a little more concerned with the coalition against me. I could probably still take them, especially if my allies join in. Iím am going to have to have to hold off on any more expansion until some of my aggressive expansion burns off.



Well looks like France wants to play again.
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Re: Austriae est imperare orbi universo (EUIV Austria)
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2015, 05:33:17 AM »
Kushan, greatr AAR.  Love this period and this seems to be a great simulation.
Does France have the Huguenot (Protestant) revolution?  Consolidating royal power by breaking the Huguenots and the great nobles was Richelie's goal.  Thanks to him we have all that Three Musketeer stuff.
If the Huguenots do rebel, can you aid them against the king?  In real life, the Habsburgs stayed out of it, except for military support like sending the army of Flanders to distract Henri IV before getting crowned.
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Re: Austriae est imperare orbi universo (EUIV Austria)
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2015, 06:29:09 AM »
You hear that Switzerland, Iím coming for your cheese.

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One of the changes made in this DLC is that the emperor no longer gets a religious casus belli against HRE princes who convert.

Why was that changed?  Too overpowered/easily abused? 




Well looks like France wants to play again.

Sigh.  Some people/nations just don't learn...  :P 

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Re: Austriae est imperare orbi universo (EUIV Austria)
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2015, 01:59:22 PM »
Does France have the Huguenot (Protestant) revolution?

I don't recall any events for France concerning the Hugunot's specifically, they could be there but I didn't come across them in my French game (which where both awile ago). Any Catholic country can experience a Protestant revolution. I have seen Protestant France and Catholic England before.

When the reformation triggers, I think its a dice roll as where it will start. But once one province converts it will slowly convert provinces around it, if enough of a countries provinces are one religion but the state religion is different then it will increase the chance of rebels, which can be supported by other powers.

One of the changes made in this DLC is that the emperor no longer gets a religious casus belli against HRE princes who convert.

Why was that changed?  Too overpowered/easily abused? 

They created the new league system to replace it. If by 1550 one of the HRE electors is Protestant, but not reformed, and if the HRE hasn't been reformed, then religious leagues can be created, with the Holy Roman Emperor as the Catholic leader. Any nation can join either league, regardless of religion. They act like religious coalitions. Whichever league wins will have its religion as the HRE's official religion.

If the league war last a long time then you get the Peace of Westphalia, which allows any Christian to become HRE emperor.
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Re: Austriae est imperare orbi universo (EUIV Austria)
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2015, 10:34:16 PM »
Part 14





What would a war with France be like without going after Venice first.





Burgundy and Champagne look to have enough regiments in the north to handle the French. With no threats left in Italy, I leave enough troops to seige Venice and send the my army onto the offensive in southern France.



With most of Franceís standing army defeated I start setting up sieges. I leave 3 regiments in the south only because the siege was already well along.



Gain a spymaster or lose some ducats and gain a cardinal in Linz, Iíl take the cardinal.



France has pulled together a small army and counter attacked. With Burgundy going to help, Iím just going to leave my army where its at.



I really like the -25% to diplomatic annexation cost from Influence Ideas.. The 2% missionary strength will help as the reformation spreads.



By late 1525 the sieges in Venice are done. With no significant French threat at the moment I send those forces to southern France.



I got overconfident and spread my forces a little thin with sieges. France has put together a larger force than I expected. Looks like they are moving to break Burgundyís siege in Picardie. I send my reserve force in to hold the line until the main Burgundian army can arrive.



Out of the 10,000 men I sent in, 5,000 came out but Franceís army has once again been defeated.



After almost a year under siege, Paris falls to me.



Not sure how this happened, France got 12 regiments past me and got to one siege forces. No way my relief force can get there before they are destroyed.



I made a couple of mistakes here. Even though I was raking up warscore, Champagne as the war leader wasnít. After transferring all of the French provinces in my possession to them the war is quickly ended. Second mistake was not transferring Friuli and Verona, and because I had claims on them, the AI gave them to me in the peace deal. Its nice to get something out of the war but the aggressive expansion is something I could have done without right now.
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Re: Austriae est imperare orbi universo (EUIV Austria)
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2015, 12:58:56 PM »
but the aggressive expansion is something I could have done without right now.

I remember that could up your "Bad Boy" rating in EU3 (and make life seriously difficult for you), but how does it work this time around? 

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Re: Austriae est imperare orbi universo (EUIV Austria)
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2015, 03:14:30 PM »
but the aggressive expansion is something I could have done without right now.

I remember that could up your "Bad Boy" rating in EU3 (and make life seriously difficult for you), but how does it work this time around?

I never played EU3 so I don't know how the bad boy system worked but I do know They got rid of it in EUIV. Agreesive expansion is an opinion penalty you get when you conquer or province. The more you take in one go the bigger the penalty. It'll affect countries that are closer to you more then countries farther away. For example, if I go off and conquer the ottomans England isn't really going to care but if I take over France then their not going to like it. If the penalty gets too high with your neighbors, 30 or above, they will form a coalition against you.
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Re: Austriae est imperare orbi universo (EUIV Austria)
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2015, 12:59:58 AM »
Ah, okay.  That makes sense, actually.  Thanks for the explanation Kushan

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