EU 3 Succession Game 2: A New Dawn - Page 12
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On January 06 2012 08:51 turdburgler wrote:
waiting on deepblu2 it seems
On BillyHardcore actually it seems.
On January 02 2012 11:09 Simberto wrote:
Ok, DeepBlu2 PM'd me that he can't play because of computer problems, so:
Next in line is BillyHardcore, please claim your spot.
He did claim his spot 4 days ago.
He yearned to be useful again but was discouraged by his advisors they'd explained to him countless times that the neighbours were beginning to think ill of Alasce and it would be wise to spend some time repairing their reputation. He decided to be patient.
Heinrich tried for a time but his spirit knew only war and 18 months later while visiting the province of Potsdam it sparked in him again. He had noticed men on the street preaching heresy! Infuriated he'd ordered their arrest. They were from Messien and that was all the excuse he needed. A few days later he was marching to Messien with 20000 soldiers at his back.
He was shocked to hear as they marched towards Ruppin a few days later that his former allies Magdeburg, Hamburg and Luneburg had come to the enemies aid. He vowed to make them regret it. He was on the side of God!
Messien was converted to the true faith and Heinrich followed through with his vow.
Magdeburg is made a vassal.
Soon after the war the French had the audacity to claim our province Potsdam for their empire. We declined. A few cowardly peasants were upset but Heinrich would not bow to the French dogs.
Four peaceful years passed. Much investment was put into Potsdam. Its infrastructure was far behind the rest of the nation but with time and money the problem was slowly being solved.
When several of Heinrich's loyal advisors passed away new great men were employed. They were wise and surprised Heinrich with their boldness. At one point he was embarrassed in a public party by his banker's accusations of dated technologies and crude practice! He almost sent him to hang but God's will made him humble.
It was in that year 1576, 27th November that Heinrich declared war on the still excommunicated Brandenburg for the second time in his lifetime. Holstein joined the war against Alsace and its allies.
Their numbers were smaller and their men worse equipped. Justice was short and decisive. Brandenburg learned the toll of excommunication from the Catholic Church and Holstein learned why not to stand against Alsace in war. They are both made vassals.
Wrapped in cloth admiring the cold northern fields of Brandenburg Heinrich smiles satisfied to serve his nation and God again in glorious war. Two years later he dies ill in his bed. Konrad IV becomes the new archbishop and a cunning and diplomatic leader is welcomed amongst the populace.
In his first year as Archbishop Konrad is found in his study pouring over maps. He realizes the situation is dire. To the west France stands vast and strong with just shy of 300 000 men and in the east Austria and their ally Bohemia. And wherever they go they are conquering, great nations such as England and Poland seem to just crumble at their feet.
With an already tarnished reputation expansion will likely cause more problems than good and Konrad begins to try think of other ways to prepare Alsace for a war against one of the great powers that seems to always feel right around the corner. But for now he can make no large breakthroughs.
A small alliance is made with the Papal States. In truth Konrad had eyes only for the rich provinces and center of trade in Naples (The Papal States enemy) but before war can be waged Naples is annexed by Sicily.
Instead of Naples his eyes turn to Breisgau. The heretics have gotten out of control and need to be converted to our faith and the province is without a manufactory. A missionary is dispatched and construction is began.
Towards the end of 1582 an idea is hatched. Alsace cannot grow fast enough to keep up with its enemies. More allies are needed but any nation worth an alliance is too cautious to see our logic. Konrad decides to go to war for wealth and allies and leave conquest as a second priority in order to keep our reputation intact.
War is declared on the heretics, Finland. They are joined by Sweden, Lithuania and Prussia.
Sweden is held back by the numerous vassals in Fyn, however the enemies strength in the sea prevents them from pushing further.
In the east Alasce pushes into Prussia and then into Lithuania. Their soldiers fight with equipment a century old and in the beginning victories are swift and utterly one-sided.
Prussia is quickly made a vassal. And although outnumbered the troops successfully push the enemy far into the east occupying a dozen provinces before suing for peace. All their wealth on hand is demanded and the Muscowy is released in the hopes of serving as a strong ally against any Austria-Bohemian aggression.
Sweden however proves a more annoying enemy. Their naval fleet halting any aggression except from far in the east. Eventually peace is agreed upon in 1585 and Alsace receives 175 ducats in bounty.
Initially planning to settle down for a few Konrad is delighted when Brittany is excommunicated west of France. Seizing the opportunity troops are sent west in the hopes of gaining further wealth or vassalising their allies. The ambitious hopes are soon shot down as it is realized that manpower is dwindling. Our troops however still prove strong enough to collect from the whimpering opposition on January 1st 1589.
With Brittany's surrender Konrad returns to his study to pour over the maps once again. He is filled with worry and anxious for a solution but it seems no matter where he looks there are fierce enemies ready to pounce. "I fear I have not done enough," he says in the stuttering candlelight.
That took waaaaay longer than I was expecting to write. lol :p Was lots of fun, I'm a bit of a noob though so I'm not sure how much I helped. France and Austria do sure look scary D:
I do agree that you need to find people to declare war on in order to gain revenue. Maybe the next person could start demanding annexation of vassals? Or if we converted to Monarchy we would be able to take HRE easily with all of the electors who are our vassals.
On January 08 2012 04:48 Ulfsark wrote:
Ok I am done playing and typing, Just need to polish it and add screenshots then it is good to go. It is really fucking long lol
Edit: fuuuuu the screenshots are the wrong format... I have a ton of them too. ugh... any advice?
What do You mean by wrong format? Just open IrfanView and save as png.