Make tributaries. by the way, I just found out there is a GUISCALE option in settings.txt. You can feed Aragon a lot of land, since the formation decision is made to be OK with them having annexed Naples. The UI is so tiny at 4K resolution. If you have the most heavies and enough lights / cogs, you shouldn’t be losing many naval battles. Next ones depend on who has rivaled you. Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Something that will be essential here is that Austria rivals France. No bug exploits. In the average game, my rivals consist of either France/England/Burgundy or France/England/Aragon, You’ll want to improve relations with the ottomans in order to get military access from them later, which is going to be very important. It’s just too valuable for us to get a lot of land at the same time, no matter how much money it costs us, Make sure your burghers and clergy are always running the interactions that increase settler growth and lower the chance of an uprising, Use the button to kill natives and stack wipe them so they don’t return. Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Send ships to protect trade. Watch me streaming tough achievements on very hard difficulty on. Hope this little guide helps! If you managed to get a royal marriage with Austria, you can expect an event heir very soon. You’ve lost a lot of diplo and some admin points in the process, but trust me, it’s worth it, With your money from the ottomans, pay off Byzantium’s debt to lower their LD to around 0%, Cut off your loose ends that are costing you diplo points, this means your alliances with anyone that isn’t Austria, or, if you didn’t get Austria, your biggest ally. This war will be a breeze, ottomans have around 38 force limit which puts them at a disadvantage even with just you and Austria against them. I just subbed both. By now you should have claims over basically the entire country, and we’re gonna go to war with them to take Porto, Algarve, and Beja, Remember, don’t state those provinces after you take them, Although it’s a very easy war, you should be careful in considering your peace deal, If you’re trying to save points, it may be better to only take Algarve & Beja, and leave Porto to take later. North American natives WC on very hard mode AAR: ou atwix! Depending on how close you are to max manpower, you can slacken your recruiting standards then build up to max army size and max navy (build cogs) to complete the mission to prepare for the reconquista, If you want, you can definitely afford to upgrade your admin advisor and probably your diplo advisor to level 2. Don’t be afraid to feed them a lot of Italy or France, Italy is a weird one, you’re gonna have to wait until 1490 to start taking land out unless you want to fight the HRE, but it’s definitely strong to flip Neapolitan after annexing Naples and form Italy, but just isn’t the move in my opinion, In my opinion, the best way to go is east into India, however this isn’t the only option. This is great, because it means you’ll get the iberian wedding relatively soon, and the consort is almost guaranteed to be better than your starting king, You shouldn’t need to worry about occupying more than just greece, but if you get the opportunity to cross to anatolia occupy what you can, but try to finish the war by 1451 if possible, Try to restore all of Byzantium’s cores, but it’s ok to miss one or two of the less important ones in order to end the war faster and get war reps. Send merchant to collect trade in node Raise banners Raise host Delete inf… It is highly unlikely that either Byzantium or their ally will ask for access from the ottomans, meaning that the task is left to you. You’ve been improving relations to ensure that they’ll give it to you so you can station a few troops in Kirkkilise. Disinherit your heir, do your estates AFTER DISINHERITING, and no CB Byzantium. Check the amount of natives in the interface and put around double the troops to guarantee a wipe, Our first project will be tenerife for the Plus Ultra mission, but our real goal is to rush to india as fast as we can, The strategy we’re gonna utilize is building spy networks on people in other continents, then putting a colony next to them so that we have adjacency for a claim, The way it tends to go for me is that I’ll use this to fabricate on Jolof, take their land and core it (Take every TC province that you can, they’re really powerful), then move on to benin, kongo, colonize the cape, then I’ll use comoros to fabricate on the Madagascar natives in order to reach India, You’ll want to enter through either the Maldives or Ceylon (Sri Lanka) because chartering land is too expensive and a no-cb entrance gives you too much AE, The alliance chains are rough, so make sure to bring 30k+ units for your Indian wars, Try to get 100% of Zanzibar quickly, as your Indian trade will have to flow through there in order to get sent home correctly. Don’t stab up immediately, just let the pretenders force demands so that your stability is reset to 0, then go up so the disaster can end, Do NOT expel the moriscos in the event, because they’ll come back.