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Title: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 28, 2012, 08:17:33 AM
There was something like this on TZF, so I figured I'd try and start one here. Just post the status of your game like Total War, Victoria, Hearts of Iron etc. Talk about your conquests, future plans and your empire. Add pics if you want, show off your failures and "successes".
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 28, 2012, 09:30:17 AM
Ohh, interesting. This is a good time to talk about my HoI Swedish empire >:D

Despite my small armies, I have managed to conquer Denmark, Norway, Finland, Ireland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria and Switzerland, and effectively made them part of the new Swedish Empire.

However, my attempts to establish National Socialism into Sweden has been an utter failure. Instead, with the conquest of Finland, I have had an increased popularity in the Swedish Communist Party. Therefore, I allied with the Soviet Union instead of Germany, and I am now trying to get the Communist party in power. But in the end, that wasn't too bad. In return of them helping me conquer Poland, I gave them regions in the Polish east.

My future plans? I'm planning on bringing Germany to its knees before the year of 1938 with the help of the Soviet armies. Their huge armies will be helpful as a puppet in my planned future invasion of Great Britain from Ireland and France from Switzerland and Germany. I will also conquer Jugoslavia and Albania to serve as a port into the mediterranian. I have big plans.

In Empire Total War it's a little simpler. Sweden has conquered the world. All of it.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 28, 2012, 10:20:26 AM
Ohh, interesting. This is a good time to talk about my HoI Swedish empire >:D

Despite my small armies, I have managed to conquer Denmark, Norway, Finland, Ireland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria and Switzerland, and effectively made them part of the new Swedish Empire.

However, my attempts to establish National Socialism into Sweden has been an utter failure. Instead, with the conquest of Finland, I have had an increased popularity in the Swedish Communist Party. Therefore, I allied with the Soviet Union instead of Germany, and I am now trying to get the Communist party in power. But in the end, that wasn't too bad. In return of them helping me conquer Poland, I gave them regions in the Polish east.

My future plans? I'm planning on bringing Germany to its knees before the year of 1938 with the help of the Soviet armies. Their huge armies will be helpful as a puppet in my planned future invasion of Great Britain from Ireland and France from Switzerland and Germany. I will also conquer Jugoslavia and Albania to serve as a port into the mediterranian. I have big plans.

In Empire Total War it's a little simpler. Sweden has conquered the world. All of it.
O.o

Makes my English Empire in Medieval II: Total War look like a pipsqueak nation :D

For my part I have conquered the British Isles, destroyed France and occupied most of would-be Netherlands and the Kingdom of Denmark (minus Norway), Antioch and I am currently pushing my through Spain. However of course there are major obstacles to my plans. Mongolia is a bloody MONSTER, controlling half of North Africa, the Middle-East (minus Antioch), Anatolia, Greece, Thracia and Eastern Europe. The Timurids own Russia and Portugal somehow created a new homeland in the now former Holy Roman Empire and Milan. Now because of the Mongol menace I have an alliance with Portugal and the Timurids, so they're not a problem...for now. The Mongols have proven to be a difficult opponent, as over half the armies I sent into the East European front have been ambushed, being whittled down or destroyed. Only Prague was able to be "liberated" by me so far.

Meanwhile I'm fighting for my life to hold on to Antioch, as the Mongols for some reason took exception to my "aquiring" it. Fortunately I've got a base on Cyprus so reinforcements are handy. The Spanish, while annoying, are going to be destroyed. Currently I also control the seas, with my Royal Navy being the dominant force, so I can blockade ports and transport troops at will (as the Spanish and Mongols found out >:D). Once I get the upper hand with Antioch, save Portugal from the Mongolian offensive and generally stabilize the European front, I intend to launch an offensive into the Holy Land and then begin pushing into Anatolia. On a side note I also control the Carribbean and most of Aztec territory...but for now I have to consolidate my current Aztec holdings and deal with treacherous rebels.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 28, 2012, 01:24:33 PM
I've never really liked the English in Medieval. Does not fit my style at all. I prefer charging in with the French, with which I had a pretty good campaign going on until the game stopped working mysteriously :ermm:

With France, I chose to take my first path of conquest through the north. I started by retaking Rennes which the English had taken from me, then I took over Caen, before launching an offensive at the Rebel-controlled Dubling, then took Caernarvon, from which I had good access to both York and London, as well as a good route of reinforcements that proved quite easy to defend. I destroyed England pretty quickly by sabotaging their buildings and blockading their trade. After England, I conquered Scotland, and so had control of the British Isles. I then proceeded to ally myself with the Holy Roman Empire to protect my pretty much unguarded front from an eventual attack from Milan. I also allied with Spain to keep them from attacking me.

My next target was across the sea: Oslo. I embarked in Oslo, effectively declaring war on Denmark, which my German allies assisted me with. Didn't take long before I had conquered the Scandinavians as well. I then went into Finland and through there, Russia. Fortunately, the Russians were weak and spread thin after a war against Poland. I had little trouble taking their territories.

Meanwhile, I proceeded to reinforce my Italian front and eventually attacking Milan, then Venice, then Sicily. I now had control of entire Italy as well, save for Rome, of course. Just in time, as well, as the pope now called on a crusade, and I was the first to answer. I sailed with an army from Sicily and used it to take Jerusalem, Antioch, Damascus etc. from the Egyptians.

Then, after a lot of fun and after walking into Hungary from the previously Venetian-controlled Zagreb and conquered that, the Mongols came. It kinda went to excrement on my eastern front. I greatly underestimated the Mongols, and as a cost I lost all of my conquests in the Holy Lands, and after the Mongols plowed through Turkey, I lost all of Russia as well, and was fighting for my life at Helsinki.

Then the game stopped working.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on February 28, 2012, 03:01:36 PM
Then the game stopped working.
Wait...what? You actually made the game ragequit? :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on February 28, 2012, 03:27:54 PM
Exactly the kind of thread that has been needed here. :P

I just have to dig up a few saves to show you few empires, the largest probably being my Soviet Empire in Darkest Hour which owns everything from Korean peninsula and China to the Atlantic coast in Europe.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 28, 2012, 08:12:13 PM
Exactly the kind of thread that has been needed here. :P

I just have to dig up a few saves to show you few empires, the largest probably being my Soviet Empire in Darkest Hour which owns everything from Korean peninsula and China to the Atlantic coast in Europe.
O.o

Crap, talk about the Cold War going to excrement for NATO :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on February 29, 2012, 12:29:25 AM
At one point in HoI2 I owned nearly all of europe, africa and asia as england.

In Vicky 2 America owns all of the pacific (minus Australia and NZ), Northern mexico and all of east africa
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 29, 2012, 05:38:50 AM
At one point in HoI2 I owned nearly all of europe, africa and asia as england.

In Vicky 2 America owns all of the pacific (minus Australia and NZ), Northern mexico and all of east africa

Me and my big brother tried playing Vicky 1 once...

Talk about bloody confusing, no tutorial or anything, they just throw you out there.

It took us about an hour just to learn how to build armies and prosecute a war. Played as Prussia first but ended up havng the entire Prussian Army destroyed by puny little Anhaus (I think that was the name). We finally figured it out (war anyways) with France and occupied and annexed most of Switzerland (wasn't hard...they didn't even have an army at first!).

That was about as far as we got...but it's definitely fun once you finally learn how to play.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 29, 2012, 12:54:37 PM
At one point in HoI2 I owned nearly all of europe, africa and asia as england.

In Vicky 2 America owns all of the pacific (minus Australia and NZ), Northern mexico and all of east africa
I think HoI2 is absolutely worthless. When I tried playing it after having played HoI3, I just got confused. You can't pause the game or even zoom out to look at the world. If you could, I don't know how. And since I make my planning by zooming out and setting out targets, I couldn't get a plan and simply attacked Luxembourg as Germany and got into war with most of the world. It was no fun at all.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on February 29, 2012, 06:58:15 PM
Grif revived my TZF thread! :D

Because I have time and no internet really expect an AAR or 10... 
HOI3, EUIII, Vic2, Supreme Ruler 2020, even a Jagged Alliance AAR are possible if anyone wants me to do a specific one just tell me and I will make one.  I have the time.  :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 29, 2012, 09:26:33 PM
Grif revived my TZF thread! :D

Because I have time and no internet really expect an AAR or 10... 
HOI3, EUIII, Vic2, Supreme Ruler 2020, even a Jagged Alliance AAR are possible if anyone wants me to do a specific one just tell me and I will make one.  I have the time.  :D

Your welcome! :D

Oooh! Do SC 2020 as Canada! Oh please! I want to see a Canadian Empire!  :D :woot: ^-^
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tommy on February 29, 2012, 10:15:34 PM
Your welcome! :D

Oooh! Do SC 2020 as Canada! Oh please! I want to see a Canadian Empire!  :D :woot: ^-^
*Tommy looks at his SR 2020 game where Britain owns Canada*

What's Canada? :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tommy on February 29, 2012, 10:19:32 PM
Anywazes, I see you all talking HoI3. I really fancy that game. I of course played as Great Britain and started having fun. Britain now owns Norway, Sweden (lol Tobbs), Denmark, Finland (lol Savakka), Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Portugal, Spain and Canada (lol Grif).
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 29, 2012, 10:37:42 PM
*Tommy looks at his SR 2020 game where Britain owns Canada*

What's Canada? :P
Anywazes, I see you all talking HoI3. I really fancy that game. I of course played as Great Britain and started having fun. Britain now owns Norway, Sweden (lol Tobbs), Denmark, Finland (lol Savakka), Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Portugal, Spain and Canada (lol Grif).

That's ok, Canada was a former British possession anyways...and we share the same Monarch...it's almost like nothing changed :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tommy on February 29, 2012, 10:42:33 PM
That's ok, Canada was a former British possession anyways...and we share the same Monarch...it's almost like nothing changed :D

(http://files.sharenator.com/sad_troll_top_5-s259x195-141253-535.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 29, 2012, 11:47:17 PM
Anyways, back to my war against Mongolia:

I finally broke the siege of my city Antioch. Unfortunately however it almost destroyed my relief army, so I have to put my Holy Land offensive on hold. East Europe is pretty quiet, just random fights with Mongolian armies. My Aztec cities are getting unhappy, so I have to prepare for a possible uprising. My ally Portugal is getting annilhated, probably won't be long until Mongolia is at the borders of my French territories...which is when things will start getting ugly. I'm also building up an army on my base of Caliagari near Italy, so I can take Sicily. My base on Crete is currently expanding, so there might be a future Greek front if I survive long enough.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on March 01, 2012, 02:20:48 AM
Welp, when talking about AAR's (Sorry for the one that was left unfinished with save files lost and everything BTW) I have been thinking about starting up a AAR with Kaiserreich mod in Darkest Hour. Many potential nations I would want to play as in it. Japan, Qing, Russia, German Empire, Commune Of France, Canada, Ottomans, Bulgaria...

Many nice choices. Still planning though.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on March 04, 2012, 08:38:11 PM
All right, I recently nicked Adana from the Mongols and had more battles in East Europe. Unsuccessfully tried to take Nuremburg, but then decided to have a ceasefire with Mongolia in exchange for Nuremburg, so it's mine now anyways. The Timurids backstabbed me so now I have to destroy those buggers. Recently took Granada from Spain but they're being stubborn, so I might have to just destroy them outright. One Aztec city rebelled but I quickly retook it. Then however the Mongols restarted hostilities, so now I'm fighting a four-front war with only a besieged Portugal as an ally. The Timurids are kicking my arse, it's those bloody elephants. It's going to get really interesting on the East European front now.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on March 04, 2012, 09:15:36 PM
Recently I been playing as Brittany in EUIII.  Been just wrecking excrement up.  I control half of France, Southern Spain, and most of North Africa.  Eventually I am going to move onto England, the rest of France and Aragon, Portugal, and probably Italy until I am ready for attacking Burgundy and the German States.


(World Map will be inserted soon)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on March 08, 2012, 04:48:27 PM
Here is Brittany. 
(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/EU3_MAP_BRI_1500312_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on March 08, 2012, 06:10:13 PM
Here is Brittany. 
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/EU3_MAP_BRI_1500312_1.jpg[/url])
What is that little blot of color in my country? (south america, eastern side)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on March 08, 2012, 06:33:13 PM
What is that little blot of color in my country? (south america, eastern side)
Portugal, maybe?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on March 08, 2012, 06:49:24 PM
Portugal, maybe?

(http://go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_map/portugal.gif)

Portugal is next to Spain.

Whatever that blot is it must be a part of Brazil. It may be some smaller territory or something, depends on the time line, since Brazil may not exist yet in that game.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on March 08, 2012, 07:06:35 PM
([url]http://go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_map/portugal.gif[/url])

Portugal is next to Spain.

Whatever that blot is it must be a part of Brazil. It may be some smaller territory or something, depends on the time line, since Brazil may not exist yet in that game.

I know where Portugal is, silly. But Portugal kinda colonized Brazil, which is the reason they speak Portuguese there.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on March 08, 2012, 07:24:29 PM
I know where Portugal is, silly. But Portugal kinda colonized Brazil, which is the reason they speak Portuguese there.
Yeah. Might just be their territory I suppose.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on March 08, 2012, 07:52:42 PM
Yeah. Might just be their territory I suppose.
Which is what I wanted to know.

I assume then that Brittany is comprised of the ... purple territories in that map.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on March 08, 2012, 08:02:28 PM
What is that little blot of color in my country? (south america, eastern side)
Portugal.......



Soon to be Brittany.  :whistle:

Which is what I wanted to know.

I assume then that Brittany is comprised of the ... purple territories in that map.
Yes that controls most of North Africa, Spain, and France.  :)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on March 18, 2012, 03:26:20 PM
Prussian advances

(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/EU3_MAP_PRU_1570613_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on March 18, 2012, 03:48:14 PM
Prussian advances

([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/EU3_MAP_PRU_1570613_1.jpg[/url])


Are you still Brittany? Because it looks like you lost some territory in Continental Europe. But also seems like you made some advance in the New World.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on March 18, 2012, 05:27:47 PM
Are you still Brittany? Because it looks like you lost some territory in Continental Europe. But also seems like you made some advance in the New World.
This is my game as Prussia that I'm running along side of the Brittany one.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on March 18, 2012, 07:56:46 PM
Welp, here is the glorious Polandball and the Piast dynasty in my ongoing CKII game:
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/524907827310404762/3BE2C19E5187F1C4800EFBA6FEEF2F76B9873CCA/ (http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/524907827310404762/3BE2C19E5187F1C4800EFBA6FEEF2F76B9873CCA/)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on March 29, 2012, 07:18:49 PM
More Prussia, the Holy Roman Empire bows at my might.
(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/Prussia1610Europe.png)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on March 29, 2012, 11:23:54 PM
More Prussia, the Holy Roman Empire bows at my might.
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/Prussia1610Europe.png[/url])


Are you the dark grey territory?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on March 29, 2012, 11:29:07 PM
More Prussia, the Holy Roman Empire bows at my might.
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/Prussia1610Europe.png[/url])

How can you do this stuff? I've stopped playing EU3 because it takes forever to take one city.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on March 30, 2012, 06:14:27 AM
How can you do this stuff? I've stopped playing EU3 because it takes forever to take one city.

Clever use of vassals and royal marriages, aggressive peace deals

But someone big should have dow'd you by now morgan castile or england is always good for it
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on March 30, 2012, 06:27:54 AM
Clever use of vassals and royal marriages, aggressive peace deals

But someone big should have dow'd you by now morgan castile or england is always good for it
HRE and Spain does every couple dozen of years.  England just got their lands back.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on March 30, 2012, 06:43:26 AM
HRE and Spain does every couple dozen of years.  England just got their lands back.

Did you become prussia through Teutonic knights?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on March 30, 2012, 06:54:05 AM
Man...I'm really missing out on good RTS games here...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on March 30, 2012, 11:44:46 AM
Did you become prussia through Teutonic knights?
Brandenburg. 
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on March 30, 2012, 01:36:23 PM
More Prussia, the Holy Roman Empire bows at my might.
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/Prussia1610Europe.png[/url])

Oh, yes, I almost forgot.

I must now destroy you and freen my homeland from your tyrranny. No offense :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on March 30, 2012, 04:08:04 PM
Oh, yes, I almost forgot.

I must now destroy you and freen my homeland from your tyrranny. No offense :P
None taken.  :P
But Sweden had no allies so I just had to take them out.   ;D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on March 30, 2012, 11:41:49 PM
None taken.  :P
But Sweden had no allies so I just had to take them out.   ;D
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UptndAcYvyc/TfilnI2docI/AAAAAAAAAQU/h9x7mQqaU4M/s1600/03-american-psycho-sept14.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on March 31, 2012, 12:20:30 AM
([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UptndAcYvyc/TfilnI2docI/AAAAAAAAAQU/h9x7mQqaU4M/s1600/03-american-psycho-sept14.jpg[/url])


There's nothing creepier that a psychopath who smiles like that, while chopping you up with an ax.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on April 21, 2012, 03:43:23 PM
Older game but wanted to share.
This is Wisconsin almost 3 years into my rule.  I have advanced technology quickly, eliminated debt, and conquered a excrement ton of land.

(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2012-04-21_00001.jpg)

Traurig, I forgot to mention that this is Supreme Ruler 2020.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on April 21, 2012, 06:22:50 PM
Older game but wanted to share.
This is Wisconsin almost 3 years into my rule.  I have advanced technology quickly, eliminated debt, and conquered a excrement ton of land.

([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2012-04-21_00001.jpg[/url])

Traurig, I forgot to mention that this is Supreme Ruler 2020.


So long as you stuck to conquering American territory :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on April 21, 2012, 06:26:20 PM
So long as you stuck to conquering American territory :P
Nobody wants Canada Anyways. :P


Forever Canada.jpg
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on April 21, 2012, 06:35:36 PM
Nobody wants Canada Anyways. :P


([url]http://Forever[/url] Canada.jpg)


Good, that means we can keep all these abundant natural resources for ourselves then :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on April 21, 2012, 06:36:20 PM
Good, that means we can keep all these abundant natural resources for ourselves then :P
I never was a fan of Maple Syrup and Snow. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on April 21, 2012, 06:39:58 PM
I never was a fan of Maple Syrup and Snow. :P

Nor Uranium, Oil, Lumber, Fresh Water, Gold, Silver, Nickel, Aluminum, Natural Gas etc. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on April 21, 2012, 07:22:34 PM
Nor Uranium, Oil, Lumber, Fresh Water, Gold, Silver, Nickel, Aluminum, Natural Gas etc. :P
I know all about this that's why they will be mine.  Probably after I get rid of the stupid democracy and replace it with a dictatorship.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on April 21, 2012, 10:11:27 PM
Now I feel I want to try out SR 2020.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on April 22, 2012, 06:44:48 AM
Now I feel I want to try out SR 2020.


I've always wanted to create a Canadian Empire...

I know all about this that's why they will be mine.  Probably after I get rid of the stupid democracy and replace it with a dictatorship.


([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UptndAcYvyc/TfilnI2docI/AAAAAAAAAQU/h9x7mQqaU4M/s1600/03-american-psycho-sept14.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on April 22, 2012, 10:57:29 AM
I've always wanted to create a Canadian Empire...
Fuk dat shiet. Sweden will get a new golden age >:D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on April 22, 2012, 11:03:42 AM
Now I feel I want to try out SR 2020.
Its fun but different.  I can play it weeks at a time nonstop but sometimes its a chore.  :D
I've always wanted to create a Canadian Empire...

Can't have a Canadian Empire when they are getting crushed under Wisconsin's Leopard 2A6s and Merkava IVs. >:D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on April 22, 2012, 11:11:34 AM
Can't have a Canadian Empire when they are getting crushed under Wisconsin's Leopard 2A6s and Merkava IVs. >:D

No M1A2s? :(
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on April 22, 2012, 12:15:56 PM
No M1A2s? :(
I have them too.  I usually keep them in reserve for the attack when the my lines stall.  Fun when extra battalions of MBTs come in with A10s and A20s.  :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on April 22, 2012, 12:28:55 PM
I have them too.  I usually keep them in reserve for the attack when the my lines stall.  Fun when extra battalions of MBTs come in with A10s and A20s.  :D

Why do you need three types of MBT's?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on April 22, 2012, 12:49:20 PM
Why do you need three types of MBT's?
Why not?  :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on April 22, 2012, 12:57:35 PM
And another update on Poland and Piast dynasty in CKII:

Spoiler due to huge pic
(http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594716531785774839/7F9F7E2713530E7941C9D39E66703D5DEA5BA0E0/)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on April 22, 2012, 01:02:13 PM
And another update on Poland and Piast dynasty in CKII:

Spoiler due to huge pic
([url]http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594716531785774839/7F9F7E2713530E7941C9D39E66703D5DEA5BA0E0/[/url])

Impressive sir. 
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on April 22, 2012, 01:07:47 PM
And another update on Poland and Piast dynasty in CKII:

Spoiler due to huge pic
([url]http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594716531785774839/7F9F7E2713530E7941C9D39E66703D5DEA5BA0E0/[/url])
I do not recognize this game...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on April 22, 2012, 01:21:14 PM
I do not recognize this game...
Its Crusader Kings II, in the grand strategy games its probably the newest released.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on April 22, 2012, 01:22:02 PM
Impressive sir.
Wars against the pagan tribes of the Baltic coast was easy enough, as they went into wars against each other, HRE and Sweden quite often. And I got Jacwiez from a good marriage with a local countess.
But now, I'm between HRE, which seems to be constantly suffering from civil wars, and a unified Rus. Future prospects of expansion seem rather slim at the moment, but I have managed to secure strong ties to Rurikovich family, the rulers of Rus, via various marriages. Same with the HRE.

Might look towards the Holy Land, when the next crusade is coming up, but we will see.

Also, economy of Poland is strong: Krakow, Danzig, Marienburg, Opole and Plock are extremely rich, so I'm happy with that.

I'm just upset about the fact that I'm going to loose the direct rule of Danzig with next succession, but I'm trying to figure out an answer for that too.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on April 22, 2012, 03:24:40 PM
Wars against the pagan tribes of the Baltic coast was easy enough, as they went into wars against each other, HRE and Sweden quite often. And I got Jacwiez from a good marriage with a local countess.
But now, I'm between HRE, which seems to be constantly suffering from civil wars, and a unified Rus. Future prospects of expansion seem rather slim at the moment, but I have managed to secure strong ties to Rurikovich family, the rulers of Rus, via various marriages. Same with the HRE.

Might look towards the Holy Land, when the next crusade is coming up, but we will see.

Also, economy of Poland is strong: Krakow, Danzig, Marienburg, Opole and Plock are extremely rich, so I'm happy with that.

I'm just upset about the fact that I'm going to loose the direct rule of Danzig with next succession, but I'm trying to figure out an answer for that too.
Assasins would do the trick.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on April 22, 2012, 03:35:38 PM
Assasins would do the trick.
Currently in favor of giving it to my oldest son after the current king reaches an age of 60 or so. That way I would be able to have it back when he inherits his father's position, and it would only remain out of my reach for a minimal amount of time. I just have to hope that the current king doesn't die too early. :P

I can also change the inheritance laws into more sensible ones after the current king dies, so that would then fix these inheritation problems for the generations to come.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on April 22, 2012, 03:56:59 PM
Currently in favor of giving it to my oldest son after the current king reaches an age of 60 or so. That way I would be able to have it back when he inherits his father's position, and it would only remain out of my reach for a minimal amount of time. I just have to hope that the current king doesn't die too early. :P

I can also change the inheritance laws into more sensible ones after the current king dies, so that would then fix these inheritation problems for the generations to come.
I was also wondering, how many land do you give an average vassal, is there a limit you keep for the amount of titles one can have?
I allways got some problems when a king dieds they rarely support his succesor, how do you stop that from happening?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on April 22, 2012, 05:26:27 PM
I was also wondering, how many land do you give an average vassal, is there a limit you keep for the amount of titles one can have?
I allways got some problems when a king dieds they rarely support his succesor, how do you stop that from happening?
I usually try to keep my vassals relatively small so that they won't pose a large threat if they decide to rebel: Even my largest vassal has something about 4 provinces under his command, compared to my 9.

Decided to do so after Miroslaw I's uncle, who happened to hate him,  inherited Duchies of Pommeria, Prussia and Lithuania after the old king died, something about 9 provinces in total. Not very surprisingly, he decided to rebel after I demanded County of Danzig from him. Civil War followed, but thankfully he didn't get any support and all the other vassals of the king stayed loyal to the crown, so his rebellion fell to pieces pretty quickly. I imprisoned and executed him, and then divided his lands into smaller duchies, so that I kept Pommeria, ceded Prussia to my cousin, and Lithuania to some random but loyal member of the king's court. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on April 22, 2012, 06:08:02 PM
I usually try to keep my vassals relatively small so that they won't pose a large threat if they decide to rebel: Even my largest vassal has something about 4 provinces under his command, compared to my 9.

Decided to do so after Miroslaw I's uncle, who happened to hate him,  inherited Duchies of Pommeria, Prussia and Lithuania after the old king died, something about 9 provinces in total. Not very surprisingly, he decided to rebel after I demanded County of Danzig from him. Civil War followed, but thankfully he didn't get any support and all the other vassals of the king stayed loyal to the crown, so his rebellion fell to pieces pretty quickly. I imprisoned and executed him, and then divided his lands into smaller duchies, so that I kept Pommeria, ceded Prussia to my cousin, and Lithuania to some random but loyal member of the king's court. :P
This game just sounds awesome now.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on April 22, 2012, 06:14:13 PM
I usually try to keep my vassals relatively small so that they won't pose a large threat if they decide to rebel: Even my largest vassal has something about 4 provinces under his command, compared to my 9.

Decided to do so after Miroslaw I's uncle, who happened to hate him,  inherited Duchies of Pommeria, Prussia and Lithuania after the old king died, something about 9 provinces in total. Not very surprisingly, he decided to rebel after I demanded County of Danzig from him. Civil War followed, but thankfully he didn't get any support and all the other vassals of the king stayed loyal to the crown, so his rebellion fell to pieces pretty quickly. I imprisoned and executed him, and then divided his lands into smaller duchies, so that I kept Pommeria, ceded Prussia to my cousin, and Lithuania to some random but loyal member of the king's court. :P
Ah, I had some dukes owning more land than myself, I changed the crown authority laws later then was good for my, so they had conquered some smaller vassals......
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on April 22, 2012, 06:59:05 PM
Ah, I had some dukes owning more land than myself, I changed the crown authority laws later then was good for my, so they had conquered some smaller vassals......
It's wise to change the crown authority laws to be as high as possible ASAP if you are playing as the lord of the realm with no lieges.
If you play as a vassal with few to no vassals of your own, low crown authority law is naturally better.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on April 22, 2012, 11:50:12 PM
/me wants this game...so bad.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 05, 2012, 06:10:56 PM
(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/V2_MAP_GER_18921224_1.jpg)
This is my current game as the German Empire in 1892.  I got bored and just started conquering everything.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 05, 2012, 06:27:15 PM
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/V2_MAP_GER_18921224_1.jpg[/url])
This is my current game as the German Empire in 1892.  I got bored and just started conquering everything.


Why PMorgan? Why couldn't you have started conquering the US instead!?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 05, 2012, 06:35:55 PM
Why PMorgan? Why couldn't you have started conquering the US instead!?
England and France first.  Also Finland is my all powerful ally and such
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 05, 2012, 09:07:14 PM
/me wants this game...so bad.
What's alll those black spots?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 07, 2012, 06:56:31 AM
What's alll those black spots?

Black spots?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on June 07, 2012, 07:07:04 AM
Black spots?
I have no idea why he replied to your post, think he meant Morgan's map. The Black Territories.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 07, 2012, 07:15:05 AM
I have no idea why he replied to your post, think he meant Morgan's map. The Black Territories.

If that's the case, the black spots are German Territory Mike.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 07, 2012, 07:17:16 AM
What's alll those black spots?
I have no idea why he replied to your post, think he meant Morgan's map. The Black Territories.
Oh.   :| Makes sense, the black spots are uncolonized territory.

If that's the case, the black spots are German Territory Mike.

Nope grey is German, black is soon to be German.  :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 07, 2012, 08:15:02 AM
Nope grey is German, black is soon to be German.  :P

Don't you dare colonize Canada! :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 07, 2012, 09:35:43 AM
Don't you dare colonize Canada! :P
Why do you think I have Greenland.   >:D

Its a stepping stone for my attacks on the US and Canada.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 07, 2012, 01:09:24 PM
Why do you think I have Greenland.   >:D

Its a stepping stone for my attacks on the US and Canada.
:D

Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 07, 2012, 03:39:09 PM
:D

Like so.
(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/V2_MAP_GER_1897717_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 07, 2012, 04:24:04 PM
Like so.
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/V2_MAP_GER_1897717_1.jpg[/url])
Looks like you're completely ignoring South America for now.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 07, 2012, 04:32:57 PM
Like so.
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/V2_MAP_GER_1897717_1.jpg[/url])


What game is this?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 07, 2012, 06:22:14 PM
Looks like you're completely ignoring South America for now.
Yes, I have been using Africa mostly because of the bug for the populations there.  I do have a colony there though and that was because I got it from... Hanover I believe when German Empire was formed.

What game is this?

Victoria 2.  Grand Strategy game like EUIII and HoI3 but in the Victorian/Industrial Revolution era. 1836-1935.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 07, 2012, 06:36:01 PM
Victoria 2.  Grand Strategy game like EUIII and HoI3 but in the Victorian/Industrial Revolution era. 1836-1935.

Ah, I know Vic 2 very well, only never looked at that kind of screenshots, I might be able to put some pictures of my Dutch empire here some day.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 07, 2012, 06:41:57 PM
Ah, I know Vic 2 very well, only never looked at that kind of screenshots, I might be able to put some pictures of my Dutch empire here some day.
F12 is world screenshot.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 07, 2012, 07:43:15 PM
F12 is world screenshot.
and after I use F12 where does this screenshot go, because the screenshot folder is empty...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 07, 2012, 07:51:36 PM
and after I use F12 where does this screenshot go, because the screenshot folder is empty...
Thats where it should go.   :huh:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 07, 2012, 08:05:36 PM
Thats where it should go.   :huh:


Hhhhm, strange....

Anyway, I play other strategy games, here is a screenshot in CK2 with the Game of Thrones mod.
http://citadel.prophpbb.com/topic520.html

(http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/576706603160706027/1DC2A6884E110BD347415A645F934851E642A363/)

As you can see I play as the unimportant Mallister family.

The game started with only the small oldstones region, I soon had a decent claim on the crossing and enough money to hire the required mercs to take on their armies.

After that there was a time of peace and I got my Heir to inherit the Trident.

Again, after he produced a Heir I got him (trough some bribing) to marry the Lady of Harrenhall, I'm now playing as that character and preparing to cut myself lose from the Riverlands and place myself directly below the Iron Throne.



Note: the Bay of Claws is not (yet) part of my realm, it just has the same color in this picture....
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 09, 2012, 01:25:44 AM
Alright, I've finally figured out how this game works, and I gotta say, my Swedish Empire is off to a pretty good start.
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/639/eu3mapswe14228281.png)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 09, 2012, 01:40:45 AM
Alright, I've finally figured out how this game works, and I gotta say, my Swedish Empire is off to a pretty good start.
([url]http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/639/eu3mapswe14228281.png[/url])


You call that a good start!? You haven't even conquered Denmark yet!

Come back when you have Denmark and the Dutch Republic under your boot. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 09, 2012, 01:45:09 AM
You call that a good start!? You haven't even conquered Denmark yet!

Come back when you have Denmark and the Dutch Republic under your boot. :P
Hey; I only just started. Chill out, man :dry:

I'll get there. But first I want Gotland.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 09, 2012, 01:55:03 AM
Hey; I only just started. Chill out, man :dry:

I'll get there. But first I want Gotland.

Relax Tobbs, just joking around...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 09, 2012, 11:19:20 PM
Okay, I am getting nowhere right now. My armies are decreasing in the thousands and they aren't even fighting. I think it may be attrition, but I have no idea how to stop it. Anyone know anything useful?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 10, 2012, 03:47:10 AM
Okay, I am getting nowhere right now. My armies are decreasing in the thousands and they aren't even fighting. I think it may be attrition, but I have no idea how to stop it. Anyone know anything useful?

Your path is clear Tobbs. You must conscript the entire population of Norway and use them as Swedish cannon fodder...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 10, 2012, 10:43:41 AM
Your path is clear Tobbs. You must conscript the entire population of Norway and use them as Swedish cannon fodder...
I don't think it works that way... :ermm:

Also, I discovered I simply had too many units for the population to fill up, only I didn't notice it because half of them were empty. It's fixed now.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 10, 2012, 06:55:05 PM
I don't think it works that way... :ermm:

Also, I discovered I simply had too many units for the population to fill up, only I didn't notice it because half of them were empty. It's fixed now.

You never know. :P

Anyways, you have Germans and Danes to conquer now. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 10, 2012, 06:59:11 PM
You never know. :P

Anyways, you have Germans and Danes to conquer now. :P
Actually, I have already conquered Denmark and taken some Novgorodian territories. Now Great Britain has declared war on me for reasons unknown and invaded Iceland and Orkney x|
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 10, 2012, 07:01:05 PM
Actually, I have already conquered Denmark and taken some Novgorodian territories. Now Great Britain has declared war on me for reasons unknown and invaded Iceland :ermm:

Good...good...and the Dutch?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 10, 2012, 07:02:55 PM
Good...good...and the Dutch?
See for yourself.
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7899/eu3mapswe146110301.png)
I haven't made any move to the south yet. I want to conquer Gotland and Livonia first, then grab a few German states along the coast of the North Sea.

Why, you wanna get rid of the Dutch?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 10, 2012, 07:11:54 PM
See for yourself.
([url]http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7899/eu3mapswe146110301.png[/url])
I haven't made any move to the south yet. I want to conquer Gotland and Livonia first, then grab a few German states along the coast of the North Sea.

Why, you wanna get rid of the Dutch?


Nah, I just think it'd be funny to conquer the Dutch...but strategy first, of course.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 10, 2012, 07:15:46 PM
Nah, I just think it'd be funny to conquer the Dutch...but strategy first, of course.
Don't know if Wise would appreciate that...but I think I'll do it anyway :P

Also, I meant the Baltic sea, not the North Sea. I'm not that good at naval geography...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 10, 2012, 07:19:40 PM
Don't know if Wise would appreciate that...but I think I'll do it anyway :P

Also, I meant the Baltic sea, not the North Sea. I'm not that good at naval geography...

Oh now you should definitely do it, for the sheer laughs. :P

Kinda knew what you meant. ;)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 10, 2012, 07:28:25 PM
Nah, I just think it'd be funny to conquer the Dutch...but strategy first, of course.


.... You're from Canada right?   I already defeated the English earlier so that isn't a problem.

In other news: when I make a screenshot with F12, nothing happens. So, you can't see the size of my empire yet....

But I have here a Picture of the battle of Middelburg, the French planned to take guyana from me, I took their part of it plus some other colonies.

(http://i.imgur.com/q2iUv.jpg?1)

You can see a whole list of sieges, I killed all the French before they could finish it and occupied ALL of northern france.
Superior tech is so much fun in this game, they went down with 2000 soldiers a day, while I only lost a couple of hundred soldiers...


(Yes, that's 16 warscore for a single battle)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 10, 2012, 07:32:40 PM
.... You're from Canada right?   I already defeated the English earlier so that isn't a problem.

In other news: when I make a screenshot with F12, nothing happens. So, you can't see the size of my empire yet....

But I have here a Picture of the battle of Middelburg, the French planned to take guyana from me, I took their part of it plus some other colonies.

([url]http://i.imgur.com/q2iUv.jpg?1[/url])

You can see a whole list of sieges, I killed all the French before they could finish it and occupied ALL of northern france.
Superior tech is so much fun in this game, they went down with 2000 soldiers a day, while I only lost a couple of hundred soldiers...


(Yes, that's 16 warscore for a single battle)


Saw that coming. :P

Seems to me you should focus East now...capture the Baltic Trade.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 10, 2012, 07:38:52 PM
Saw that coming. :P

Seems to me you should focus East now...capture the Baltic Trade.
I'm busy in the eastern Mediterranean, indonesia and caribbean now.
The Baltic has to wait.


PS. I already have Greenland and Iceland, the invasion of Canada will be easy.  >:D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 10, 2012, 07:46:24 PM
I'm busy in the eastern Mediterranean, indonesia and caribbean now.
The Baltic has to wait.


PS. I already have Greenland and Iceland, the invasion of Canada will be easy.  >:D

But you said England was conquered...so technically you prevented Canada's existence in the first place. :P

So I win either way.  :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 10, 2012, 08:09:11 PM
But you said England was conquered...so technically you prevented Canada's existence in the first place. :P

So I win either way.  :sorcerer:

I said Defeated, not conquered. I won a few wars but didn't take any serious amounts of land.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 10, 2012, 08:27:34 PM
Well...that went badly. Britain just beat me, took half of Iceland, forced me to release Gotland as a nation just after I had conquered it and as salt upon the wounds, pay 500 ducats.

Revenge shall come cold and dark, like a fridge in the night >:(
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 10, 2012, 08:28:42 PM
Well...that went badly. Britain just beat me, took half of Iceland, forced me to release Gotland as a nation and as salt upon the wounds, pay 500 ducats.

;~;

Pfff, Britain is easy prey!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 10, 2012, 08:30:39 PM
Pfff, Britain is easy prey!
Well, apparently not. I think I need to put more quality into my armies. Plus, they cut off my sea routes so I couldn't send reinforcements.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on June 10, 2012, 08:36:27 PM
Pfff, Britain is easy prey!
Not when they have their Navy at full power.

Which is the reason why historically they were so powerful.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 10, 2012, 08:43:16 PM
Well, apparently not. I think I need to put more quality into my armies. Plus, they cut off my sea routes so I couldn't send reinforcements.

Ah, that's annoying. I admit that I had to pull my European and Mediterranean together in order to make a succesfull landing on their shores. But after I had a few hundred thousand Indonasian conscripts on their precious island they came begging for a peace.

Not when they have their Navy at full power.

Which is the reason why historically they were so powerful.

Historically the Dutch navy was superior for a long time.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 10, 2012, 08:48:15 PM
Historically the Dutch navy was superior for a long time.
Yeah, well the Netherlands doesn't exist for me yet. There's just Holland and Utrecht and all that stuff.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 10, 2012, 08:55:24 PM
Yeah, well the Netherlands doesn't exist for me yet. There's just Holland and Utrecht and all that stuff.
Yeah I have a game running in EU3 where I'm Holland and I try to unite everything, but I prefer Vic 2 where I already have a decent amout of land.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 10, 2012, 09:02:50 PM

Historically the Dutch navy was superior for a long time.

Only because they had the funds for such a navy. When England finally got their act together, they defeated the Dutch in the Third Anglo-Dutch War...I think.

At any rate, England rose when the Dutch began to decline.

Well...that went badly. Britain just beat me, took half of Iceland, forced me to release Gotland as a nation just after I had conquered it and as salt upon the wounds, pay 500 ducats.

Revenge shall come cold and dark, like a fridge in the night >:(

Never underestimate the British. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 10, 2012, 09:15:35 PM
Only because they had the funds for such a navy. When England finally got their act together, they defeated the Dutch in the Third Anglo-Dutch War...I think.

At any rate, England rose when the Dutch began to decline.

Nice rule if thumb: the rich guy wins.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 11, 2012, 01:34:09 AM
And the Swedish Empire continues to grow. Lithuania squirmed amusingly as I crushed its military power under my boot.
(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/7886/eu3mapswe14945241.png)
I think I'll try to reach the Dutch next just to make Grif happy.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 11, 2012, 02:06:27 AM
And the Swedish Empire continues to grow. Lithuania squirmed amusingly as I crushed its military power under my boot.
([url]http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/7886/eu3mapswe14945241.png[/url])
I think I'll try to reach the Dutch next just to make Grif happy.
Is it possible to take South America? If so, get us. We'll go down easy. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 11, 2012, 03:54:57 AM
And the Swedish Empire continues to grow. Lithuania squirmed amusingly as I crushed its military power under my boot.
([url]http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/7886/eu3mapswe14945241.png[/url])
I think I'll try to reach the Dutch next just to make Grif happy.


If my geography is correct, it looks like you'll have to contend with Prussia first. :P

Nice rule of thumb: the rich guy wins.



Its how it usually works. The rich nation can afford to hire or train a highly equipped professional military, more so than the less rich ones.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 11, 2012, 04:03:52 AM
Updateness:
(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/V2_MAP_GER_19021121_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 11, 2012, 04:07:00 AM
Updateness:
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/V2_MAP_GER_19021121_1.jpg[/url])
Getting Canada first?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 11, 2012, 04:19:01 AM
Getting Canada first?

Probably just to bug me, though it looks like he'd be more-or-less liberating us from the Americans. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 11, 2012, 06:08:13 AM
And the Swedish Empire continues to grow. Lithuania squirmed amusingly as I crushed its military power under my boot.
([url]http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/7886/eu3mapswe14945241.png[/url])
I think I'll try to reach the Dutch next just to make Grif happy.


Alright the Baltic is next  :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 11, 2012, 01:18:25 PM
If my geography is correct, it looks like you'll have to contend with Prussia first. :P
Do you mean the HRE? Prussia doesn't exist.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 11, 2012, 01:20:09 PM
Updateness:
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/V2_MAP_GER_19021121_1.jpg[/url])
What is this? Is this EUIII? If so, why is there so little permanent Tera Incognita compared to what I have?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 11, 2012, 01:46:55 PM
What is this? Is this EUIII? If so, why is there so little permanent Tera Incognita compared to what I have?
It's victoria 2 , the same game that I' m playing.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 11, 2012, 05:08:51 PM
Probably just to bug me, though it looks like he'd be more-or-less liberating us from the Americans. :P
You got it.  But actually you the US' ally so I had to fix that so I can setup attacks to gain Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan.   >:D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 11, 2012, 06:59:44 PM
You got it.  But actually you the US' ally so I had to fix that so I can setup attacks to gain Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan.   >:D

If Canada is a US ally, how the hell did they gain control of Western and Northern Canada? :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 11, 2012, 07:28:46 PM
Ok, finally figured out here the screenshots went....

Here is a picture of the Dutch empire in 1885.

(http://i.imgur.com/1iKuL.png)

I have a cash reserve of about four and a half million, and 400.000 recruited soldiers standing by.

When Prussia formed Germany it was FULL of rebels. So both me and the french took the opportunity to claim some land. (I took 2 Hannoverian regions)

My ally Transvaal claimed a part of Sokoto after the war, they fought well so I decided that they could have it.


The only thing that isn't so good in this game is the fact that the french are colonizing almost all of north Africa, so I need to hurry up with taking my part.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 11, 2012, 07:38:55 PM
If Canada is a US ally, how the hell did they gain control of Western and Northern Canada? :P
Because Canada wasn't a secondary power or great power so they couldn't colonize it.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 11, 2012, 08:01:23 PM
Because Canada wasn't a secondary power or great power so they couldn't colonize it.


Oh...well then PMorgan I have some advice for you...

Ok, finally figured out here the screenshots went....

Here is a picture of the Dutch empire in 1885.

([url]http://i.imgur.com/1iKuL.png[/url])

I have a cash reserve of about four and a half million, and 400.000 recruited soldiers standing by.

When Prussia formed Germany it was FULL of rebels. So both me and the french took the opportunity to claim some land. (I took 2 Hannoverian regions)

My ally Transvaal claimed a part of Sokoto after the war, they fought well so I decided that they could have it.


The only thing that isn't so good in this game is the fact that the french are colonizing almost all of north Africa, so I need to hurry up with taking my part.


Mexico appears to have reclaimed some lost territory...unless they never lost it in the first place.

Also, it appears that the US has claimed half of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta somehow...not good. What's this game again? I have a few revisions to make. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 11, 2012, 08:06:53 PM

Mexico appears to have reclaimed some lost territory...unless they never lost it in the first place.

Also, it appears that the US has claimed half of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta somehow...not good. What's this game again? I have a few revisions to make. :P

It's Victoria 2, I don't think the US claimed that land, the English in fact took land from the USA.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 11, 2012, 10:40:25 PM
Swedish Empire? Nope, it's the Scandinavian Empire now, bitch :sorcerer:
(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/5642/eu3mapsca15067261.png)
Since last time: Britain got brutalized by the allied France and Castille, I successfully invaded the Holy Roman Empire and conquered a number of states while turning Mecklenburg, Pommerania and Brandenburg into vassals, I conquered Prussia and Gotland (finally), foolish little Novgorod and Lithuania declared war on me, so I annexed Novgorod and half of what remained of Lithuania, and forced them to release Ukraine as an independent nation, which I use as a guarding wall against the Ottoman empire, should I wish to remove their foothold in the Baltics.

Going pretty good so far, actually. Don't know when I'll meet Grif's wishes, though.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 12, 2012, 01:27:18 AM
Going pretty good so far, actually. Don't know when I'll meet Grif's wishes, though.
Once you get there, it'll be quick. They're pansies.

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*joke* :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 12, 2012, 04:59:29 AM
It's Victoria 2, I don't think the US claimed that land, the English in fact took land from the USA.


Are you talking historically or in-game?

Swedish Empire? Nope, it's the Scandinavian Empire now, bitch :sorcerer:
([url]http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/5642/eu3mapsca15067261.png[/url])
Since last time: Britain got brutalized by the allied France and Castille, I successfully invaded the Holy Roman Empire and conquered a number of states while turning Mecklenburg, Pommerania and Brandenburg into vassals, I conquered Prussia and Gotland (finally), foolish little Novgorod and Lithuania declared war on me, so I annexed Novgorod and half of what remained of Lithuania, and forced them to release Ukraine as an independent nation, which I use as a guarding wall against the Ottoman empire, should I wish to remove their foothold in the Baltics.

Going pretty good so far, actually. Don't know when I'll meet Grif's wishes, though.


Your lack of Dutch conquest displeases me Tobbs...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 12, 2012, 05:52:09 AM
Are you talking historically or in-game?

Your lack of Dutch conquest displeases me Tobbs...

In-game.

Your intrest to see it conquered displeases me Grif.....
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 12, 2012, 05:56:42 AM
In-game.

Your intrest to see it conquered displeases me Grif.....

Good on the English then. :P

Your misspelling displeases me Wisekill...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 12, 2012, 06:00:54 AM
Good on the English then. :P

Your misspelling displeases me Wisekill...

Your grammer naziness displeases me Grif...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 12, 2012, 06:10:15 AM
Your grammer naziness displeases me Grif...

Your tolerance for spelling mistakes displeases me Wisekill...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on June 12, 2012, 11:49:39 AM
Your tolerance for spelling mistakes displeases me Wisekill...
Your displeasure displeases me Grif. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 12, 2012, 02:18:50 PM
Your displeasure displeases me Grif. :P
Your snarkiness displeases me Savakka.  :sorcerer:

On topic: I do have this game, I think. Maybe I should start on it...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 12, 2012, 06:23:55 PM
Your snarkiness displeases me Savakka.  :sorcerer:

On topic: I do have this game, I think. Maybe I should start on it...

Do they sell this game at game retail stores anymore?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 12, 2012, 06:29:10 PM
Do they sell this game at game retail stores anymore?
Paradox only does digital now because they are making more money that way.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 12, 2012, 06:32:18 PM
Paradox only does digital now because they are making more money that way.

Buggeration!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 12, 2012, 07:06:16 PM
Buggeration!
Get steam and download it.  :|
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 12, 2012, 07:07:21 PM
Buggeration!
Crumpets! Marmalade!...wait...


So, suggestions on what country I should start with?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 12, 2012, 07:16:07 PM
Crumpets! Marmalade!...wait...


So, suggestions on what country I should start with?
Anyone really.
Britain for easy mod.
Germany for unification
France... wait don't play France...
Sweden/Denmark to make Scandinavia 
Japan to conquer Mexico
Brazil and conquer all of South America
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on June 12, 2012, 08:00:11 PM
Also, I'm really trying to get into HoI III at last. Still think that I like HoI II and Darkest Hour more, but it certainly has improved since I played it last time. Currently playing as USSR, and the date is January 1940. Steamrolled Finland with ease, and now I'm just mainly preparing for the German attack of 1941.

Also, my internal politics have been extremely succesfull, with very few spies in the Soviet soil, and the support for the Communist Party is over 50%, and it's organisation is 85%, which are both A LOT higher than other parties'.

My IC also seems good, and I'm pumping out a massive amount of troops, and I do kind of believe I will be ready for the German invasion when it comes. Or at least I hope so :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 12, 2012, 08:06:11 PM
Anyone really.
Britain for easy mod.
Germany for unification
France... wait don't play France...
Sweden/Denmark to make Scandinavia 
Japan to conquer Mexico
Brazil and conquer all of South America
What, no one that can achieve total world domination? :(
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on June 12, 2012, 08:09:18 PM
Brazil and conquer all of South America
That seemed like a good idea for me too, and it was working well untill UK decided "Hey, wouldn't it be cool to kick Brazil's ass?"
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 12, 2012, 08:15:42 PM
What, no one that can achieve total world domination? :(

You can play as the dutch, very good economy when you get trough the start, and almost unlimited troops from your Asian colonies.
I have around a 100 Brigades standing by but both my economy and amount of people who want to by a soldier can support around 400 now.

And you're right between Prussia, France and the UK for some extra fun!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on June 12, 2012, 08:17:13 PM
As long as UK leaves you alone, you should be fine in most cases. I could make a long list of games of VicII that were ruined for me because of UK. :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 12, 2012, 08:20:35 PM
What, no one that can achieve total world domination? :(
Everyone can, if you play it right.  Or edit save games to lower your infamy.  You can also do what I do and just get a huge ass gently-carressing army that it out numbers England 4:1.

That seemed like a good idea for me too, and it was working well untill UK decided "Hey, wouldn't it be cool to kick Brazil's ass?"
gently-carress England. 
/me  looks where he is living
hmmm....
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 12, 2012, 09:26:27 PM
gently-carress England. 
/me  looks where he is living
hmmm....
Ooops. :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 13, 2012, 12:49:13 AM
Crumpets! Marmalade!...wait...


So, suggestions on what country I should start with?

...one country comes to mind...:P

You can play as the dutch, very good economy when you get trough the start, and almost unlimited troops from your Asian colonies.
I have around a 100 Brigades standing by but both my economy and amount of people who want to by a soldier can support around 400 now.

And you're right between Prussia, France and the UK for some extra fun!

How on Earth do you get things done then? Unless you focus on Asian conquests...well even then. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 13, 2012, 06:28:07 AM
...one country comes to mind...:P

How on Earth do you get things done then? Unless you focus on Asian conquests...well even then. :P

You just focus on asian conquest at
 the start, and stay low with your infamy.

Also, it's very important that you take belgium at the start. Otherwise it will take quite some time before you get a industry going.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 13, 2012, 10:52:05 AM
Update on the Scandinavian Empire. I've got Castille by the balls.
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/7489/eu3mapsca15435191.png)
Also, Grif, I only managed to take half of Holland before Austria got in the way.

Oh, and it seems Norway has resurrected somehow.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 14, 2012, 02:06:16 AM
Update on the Scandinavian Empire. I've got Castille by the balls.
([url]http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/7489/eu3mapsca15435191.png[/url])
Also, Grif, I only managed to take half of Holland before Austria got in the way.

Oh, and it seems Norway has resurrected somehow.


You have failed me Tobbs...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 14, 2012, 05:33:58 AM
Anyone really.
Britain for easy mod.
Germany for unification
France... wait don't play France...
Sweden/Denmark to make Scandinavia 
Japan to conquer Mexico
Brazil and conquer all of South America

USA for mad fun (my favorite Vic II nation)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 14, 2012, 05:36:58 AM
WOOT! After years...years!...my Empire: Total War works again...which proves that God is awesome.

So playing as Britain currently...the Thirteen Colonies are warring with the Iroquois, the Dutch are keeping the French busy for me and, sorry Tobbs, the Danes are somehow handing the Swedes their ass on the seas.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 14, 2012, 06:38:48 AM
There, now I've conquered pretty much all of the Netherlands. Happy, Grif? Well it took a world war to do it.
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8482/eu3mapsca157312161.png)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 14, 2012, 06:46:22 AM
There, now I've conquered pretty much all of the Netherlands. Happy, Grif? Well it took a world war to do it.
([url]http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8482/eu3mapsca157312161.png[/url])


Excellent work Tobbs. Sacrifices are needed on your part to get what I want, and you performed well. :P

In other news Tobbs, you should be proud. Sweden somehow managed to declare war on pretty much the entire known world, in my game. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 14, 2012, 06:48:23 AM
So playing as Britain currently...the Thirteen Colonies are warring with the Iroquois, the Dutch are keeping the French busy for me and, sorry Tobbs, the Danes are somehow handing the Swedes their ass on the seas.
Then do something about it >:C
Excellent work Tobbs. Sacrifices are needed on your part to get what I want, and you performed well. :P

In other news Tobbs, you should be proud. Sweden somehow managed to declare war on pretty much the entire known world, in my game. :P
Wait, wut? How did that happen?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 14, 2012, 07:04:47 AM
Wait, wut? How did that happen?

I'm not sure entirely...I think it had something to do with attacking everyone in Europe...and having those European nations' allies join in...

In any event! Now that Sweden is at war with everyone, I intend to build up my navy, and if the Swedes even think about raiding my trade or attacking I'm going to wipe their navy off the face of the Earth...for starters.  ^-^
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 14, 2012, 07:09:53 AM
I'm not sure entirely...I think it had something to do with attacking everyone in Europe...and having those European nations' allies join in...

In any event! Now that Sweden is at war with everyone, I intend to build up my navy, and if the Swedes even think about raiding my trade or attacking I'm going to wipe their navy off the face of the Earth...for starters.  ^-^
Yeah, yeah, navies are for pussies anyway. Whenever I play that game as Sweden I just overwhelm the world in a wave of blue uniforms :sorcerer:

Current conquests with Sweden in that game is all of Spain, all of France, all of Great Britain, all of Germany except Prussia, all of Italy, all of Russia, all of the Baltics including Poland-Lithuania, all of Persia, Florida, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, half of North Africa and half of India. The year is 1779.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 14, 2012, 07:16:18 AM
Yeah, yeah, navies are for pussies anyway. Whenever I play that game as Sweden I just overwhelm the world in a wave of blue uniforms :sorcerer:

Current conquests with Sweden in that game is all of Spain, all of France, all of Great Britain, all of Germany except Prussia, all of Italy, all of Russia, all of the Baltics including Poland-Lithuania, all of Persia, Florida, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, half of North Africa and half of India. The year is 1779.

Pffft, please Tobbs. If you and I went head-to-head in that game, I'd starve Sweden of income by mauling your trade. You wouldn't have the money to make your huge mass of Swedish cannon fodder. :P

Then I'd conquer you and give your nation as a gift to the Danes.  :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 14, 2012, 07:17:46 AM
Pffft, please Tobbs. If you and I went head-to-head in that game, I'd starve Sweden of income by mauling your trade. You wouldn't have the money to make your huge mass of Swedish cannon fodder. :P

Then I'd conquer you and give your nation as a gift to the Danes.  :sorcerer:
Well, you're probably right about that. I wouldn't get anywhere if I played online. In fact, a large part of my strategy in that game is relying on AI stupidity :P

Like setting up a wall of muskets that the enemy keep running into, and then bombard them with mortars when they run away.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 14, 2012, 07:20:39 AM
Well, you're probably right about that. I wouldn't get anywhere if I played online. In fact, a large part of my strategy in that game is relying on AI stupidity :P

Ahhh, you employ the "mega-stacking" technique. :P

Try playing on harder difficulties, it makes the AI marginally smarter and more challenging. Besides, I'm sure playing games like EUIII and Vic 2 would prepare you somewhat for online matches.  :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 14, 2012, 07:24:35 AM
Try playing on harder difficulties, it makes the AI marginally smarter and more challenging. Besides, I'm sure playing games like EUIII and Vic 2 would prepare you somewhat for online matches.  :sorcerer:
You wouldn't say that if you knew how much I cheat in EUIII. If I hadn't, Sweden would have gone bankrupt in the early stages.

Seriously, I had no idea how to get that country out of the minus. So...hax :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 14, 2012, 07:30:01 AM
You wouldn't say that if you knew how much I cheat in EUIII. If I hadn't, Sweden would have gone bankrupt in the early stages.

Seriously, I had no idea how to get that country out of the minus. So...hax :sorcerer:

So how does this make the game fun? Doesn't give you any challenge. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 14, 2012, 07:31:27 AM
So how does this make the game fun? Doesn't give you any challenge. :P
Challenge? I don't give a excrement about challenge, I just like to conquer The rest of the game is perfectly fine, I just don't want to bother with taking care of the economy. Economy is the most boring thing I've ever had to take care of, and I suck at it.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 14, 2012, 07:36:16 AM
Challenge? I don't give a excrement about challenge, I just like to conquer The rest of the game is perfectly fine, I just don't want to bother with taking care of the economy. Economy is the most boring thing I've ever had to take care of, and I suck at it.

Uh huh, nice save. Isn't there a function that allows the AI to manage the economy?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 14, 2012, 07:43:14 AM
Uh huh, nice save. Isn't there a function that allows the AI to manage the economy?
Hell if I know. What I'm doing has worked so far.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 14, 2012, 07:54:17 AM
Hell if I know. What I'm doing has worked so far.

Meh, to each their own.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 14, 2012, 08:44:59 AM
Do to my ability to get bored quickly with a country I started on as the South German Federation and changed it from a Absolute Monarchy to a Presidential Dictatorship.  :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 14, 2012, 09:10:34 AM
Do to my ability to get bored quickly with a country I started on as the South German Federation and changed it from a Absolute Monarchy to a Presidential Dictatorship.  :D

Which is strangely where the US is going these days. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 14, 2012, 10:36:34 AM
Which is strangely where the US is going these days. :P
I'm fine with that.  As long as I am the dictator.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 14, 2012, 02:58:35 PM
I'm fine with that.  As long as I am the dictator.
(http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/285/c/2/lol_face_by_rober_raik-d4cm1yl.png)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on June 14, 2012, 04:48:29 PM
Dictatorships are fun as long as you are the dictator. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 15, 2012, 12:41:21 AM
Dictatorships are fun as long as you are the dictator. :P

I'm not quite sure how PMorgan is going to make President though...:P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 15, 2012, 12:42:28 AM
I'm not quite sure how PMorgan is going to make President though...:P
How PMorgan is going to become president (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0yQg8kHVcI#ws)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 15, 2012, 01:14:38 AM
How PMorgan is going to become president ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0yQg8kHVcI#ws[/url])


Its probably his only chance. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 15, 2012, 02:22:59 AM
Its probably his only chance. :P
The wizard did it!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 15, 2012, 05:31:42 AM
The wizard did it!

Hmmm...so essentially future American historians will condemn us for not taking the opportunity to kill PMorgan and this Wizard...:P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 16, 2012, 12:37:23 AM
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/8073/eu3mapsca15991231.png)
Say hello to the Scandinavian Colonial Empire! :sorcerer:

Hmm...the Ottomans are becoming a threat...might have to push them back a bit :bandit:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 16, 2012, 05:57:17 AM
Blast...India is proving tougher than I thought...and Maine is now home to a newly established United States. I'll have to crush the Americans soon, but first I'll need to take Southern India from Mysore...and just generally destroy Mysore itself.

After they're done...I'll have to deal with the Swedes. :bandit:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 16, 2012, 10:56:31 AM
Blast...India is proving tougher than I thought...and Maine is now home to a newly established United States. I'll have to crush the Americans soon, but first I'll need to take Southern India from Mysore...and just generally destroy Mysore itself.

After they're done...I'll have to deal with the Swedes. :bandit:
Okay, I'll just colonize Canada in the meantime :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 16, 2012, 04:16:55 PM
Update:

It's 1895 now and I have taken some more German land and pushed deep into central Africa. I had to let go of Cyprus because they where so unhappy that that single island took my average militancy up almost 1 point.....


(http://i.imgur.com/sexdl.png)

When out of nowhere Portugal and England attack my faithfull ally Transvaal..... I join the war on their side and start kicking some ass.
Proof of me kicking ass:

(http://i.imgur.com/rAV6Z.jpg)


I was winning the war so I thought: Let's take some English colonies, I'm winning anyway. Might as well make some profit out of it.
But I didn't know that I already had a lot of infamy, so France decided to declare war on me...

(http://i.imgur.com/hWPaj.jpg)

And there am I now, fighting two superpowers and winning!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 16, 2012, 08:06:06 PM
Update:

It's 1895 now and I have taken some more German land and pushed deep into central Africa. I had to let go of Cyprus because they where so unhappy that that single island took my average militancy up almost 1 point.....


([url]http://i.imgur.com/sexdl.png[/url])

When out of nowhere Portugal and England attack my faithfull ally Transvaal..... I join the war on their side and start kicking some ass.
Proof of me kicking ass:

([url]http://i.imgur.com/rAV6Z.jpg[/url])


I was winning the war so I thought: Let's take some English colonies, I'm winning anyway. Might as well make some profit out of it.
But I didn't know that I already had a lot of infamy, so France decided to declare war on me...

([url]http://i.imgur.com/hWPaj.jpg[/url])

And there am I now, fighting two superpowers and winning!


Is it because you're using Tobbs' tactics? :P

Okay, I'll just colonize Canada in the meantime :P


You were already doing that! Last I saw you controlled Newfoundland, Labrador and Northern Quebec. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 16, 2012, 08:12:15 PM
You were already doing that! Last I saw you controlled Newfoundland, Labrador and Northern Quebec. :P
Exactly :woot:

But I don't control Newfoundland. Never did :ermm:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 16, 2012, 08:14:15 PM
Exactly :woot:

But I don't control Newfoundland. Never did :ermm:

Hmmm...looked at the map wrong.

Tell me Tobbs...which nation is highest on Sweden's excrementlist?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 16, 2012, 08:15:00 PM
Hmmm...looked at the map wrong.

Tell me Tobbs...which nation is highest on Sweden's excrementlist?
excrementlist?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 16, 2012, 08:22:01 PM
excrementlist?

You know, which nation has Sweden had the worst realtionship with, historically speaking.

Which nation...if say all the nations representatives met in one place...would cause Sweden to leave the room rather than stay in the same room with them?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 16, 2012, 08:26:52 PM
You know, which nation has Sweden had the worst realtionship with, historically speaking.

Which nation...if say all the nations representatives met in one place...would cause Sweden to leave the room rather than stay in the same room with them?
If you mean IRL, that would be Russia. We've had more wars with them than anyone else. And I really don't like them now, either.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 16, 2012, 08:38:17 PM
If you mean IRL, that would be Russia. We've had more wars with them than anyone else. And I really don't like them now, either.

Excellent, so when I conquer Sweden in E:TW I'll give them to the Russians. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 16, 2012, 08:41:57 PM
Excellent, so when I conquer Sweden in E:TW I'll give them to the Russians. :P
I hate you.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 16, 2012, 10:05:09 PM
I hate you.

Yet another inspiring success!  :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 16, 2012, 10:55:11 PM
Yet another inspiring success!  :sorcerer:
ZING!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 17, 2012, 12:18:59 AM
(http://hosiplan.com/memes/faces/american-psycho.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 17, 2012, 05:33:18 AM
Well...I have good news for both Wise and Tobbs.

Tobbs, against all odds Sweden has managed to conquer both the Baltic, a bit of Prussia and...you'll love this, 2/3 of Russia.

Wise, somehow the Dutch managed to utterly destroy France, as in it no longer exists. They've also managed to conquer the Spanish homeland, though the Spanish Empire still holds out. The Dutch are also now making inroads into Northwestern Italy.

As for me, I destroyed the US and Cherokee, which convinced what remained of the Thirteen Colonies to join me (there wasn't much left). So with the exception of Upper Canada, New York, Michigan and the Iroquois homeland...plus Newfoundland, I control the Eastern Seaboard. I've also destroyed Mysore, which caused me no end of trouble. That war nearly bankrupted me and I lost Carnatica (southern India) several times. I am now focusing on upgrading my trading ports, reducing some of my army strength and just generally letting my economy recover. Fortunately, with all the upgrades I made, my trading empire is now proving quite profitable. After I've recovered, I'm going to conquer the Iroquois and at some point move against the Maratha Confederacy.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 17, 2012, 05:36:37 AM
Well...I have good news for both Wise and Tobbs.

Tobbs, against all odds Sweden has managed to conquer both the Baltic, a bit of Prussia and...you'll love this, 2/3 of Russia.

Wise, somehow the Dutch managed to utterly destroy France, as in it no longer exists. They've also managed to conquer the Spanish homeland, though the Spanish Empire still holds out. The Dutch are also now making inroads into Northwestern Italy.

As for me, I destroyed the US and Cherokee, which convinced what remained of the Thirteen Colonies to join me (there wasn't much left). So with the exception of Upper Canada, New York, Michigan and the Iroquois homeland...plus Newfoundland, I control the Eastern Seaboard. I've also destroyed Mysore, which caused me no end of trouble. That war nearly bankrupted me and I lost Carnatica (southern India) several times. I am now focusing on upgrading my trading ports, reducing some of my army strength and just generally letting my economy recover. Fortunately, with all the upgrades I made, my trading empire is now proving quite profitable. After I've recovered, I'm going to conquer the Iroquois and at some point move against the Maratha Confederacy.
What difficulty are you playing on? Cause it doesn't sound as the successful crusades I embark on in ETW.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 17, 2012, 05:39:50 AM
What difficulty are you playing on? Cause it doesn't sound as the successful crusades I embark on in ETW.

Medium I think. To get the economy going, control of India and upgrading your trading ports whenever possible is necessary.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 17, 2012, 05:56:23 AM
Medium I think. To get the economy going, control of India and upgrading your trading ports whenever possible is necessary.
Huh. I play on Medium and I don't really have any problems.

Have you got control over Württemberg and its surrounding areas? Because you will cash in hugely if you spam production there, it's like one of Europes most productive areas.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 17, 2012, 06:03:24 AM
Huh. I play on Medium and I don't really have any problems.

Have you got control over Württemberg and its surrounding areas? Because you will cash in hugely if you spam production there, it's like one of Europes most productive areas.

No, that area is controlled by either Prussia or Austria...can't remember which. Can't really afford to take it either...Europe's one big warzone currently, and I have an Austrian alliance anyways...so if Austria holds it...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 17, 2012, 06:04:51 AM
No, that area is controlled by either Prussia or Austria...can't remember which. Can't really afford to take it either...Europe's one big warzone currently, and I have an Austrian alliance anyways...so if Austria holds it...
How are the taxes?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 17, 2012, 06:08:36 AM
How are the taxes?

Midway on the scales for both classes. Can't change it either. The only reason why I have happy populations in certain areas is because of the large garrisons.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 17, 2012, 06:13:43 AM
Midway on the scales for both classes. Can't change it either. The only reason why I have happy populations in certain areas is because of the large garrisons.
Hmm...would it work to raise taxes one grade for the nobility, exempt low-income regions from taxes and move your schools/universities to less important places?

Hmm...maybe it would be easier to just wait...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 17, 2012, 06:19:05 AM
Hmm...would it work to raise taxes one grade for the nobility, exempt low-income regions from taxes and move your schools/universities to less important places?

Hmm...maybe it would be easier to just wait...

I could try the first two...though I'm not sure how I can "move" a school/university.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 17, 2012, 06:24:49 AM
I could try the first two...though I'm not sure how I can "move" a school/university.
Demolish it and build it somewhere else, but that might just take even longer than if you wait and make some crackdowns at the unhappy places.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 17, 2012, 06:30:52 AM
Demolish it and build it somewhere else, but that might just take even longer than if you wait and make some crackdowns at the unhappy places.

Probably easier just to crackdown on the riots...the thing about building colleges is that it increases the clamour for reform. The last thing I need is the populace rising up and overthrowing my King. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 17, 2012, 06:32:17 AM
Probably easier just to crackdown on the riots...the thing about building colleges is that it increases the clamour for reform. The last thing I need is the populace rising up and overthrowing my King. :P
That's what I meant: move the clamour for reform somewhere else, where a successful revolt wouldn't do that much impact.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 17, 2012, 08:37:34 AM
That's what I meant: move the clamour for reform somewhere else, where a successful revolt wouldn't do that much impact.

Hmmm...likely North America then...I've had to remilitarize the place because the Iroquois declared war on me.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 17, 2012, 01:33:04 PM
Well here is the South German Federation in 1878:
(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/SGF_1878.png)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on June 17, 2012, 03:20:34 PM
Excellent, so when I conquer Sweden in E:TW I'll give them to the Russians. :P
I hate you.
Reminds me of the funny fact that my most played nation in Darkest Hour along with Germany is USSR, and therefore I roll over Finland quite often, bringing them the light of Communism, Stalin and the gulaks on a regular basis. :P

In my most recent game of DH as USSR,  The year is now 1942, and the Axis advance has been pretty much stopped, and I have managed to make some succesfull counter offensives of my own.

Also,  Sweden has grabbed the ahistorical idiot ball in this game, and has joined the Axis in Operation Barbarossa. Guess that Sweden has to join the list of Peoples' Republics along with the likes of Finland, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, Yugoslavia... The length of this list depends on how active and fast the Western Allies will be in Europe. Compared to my Soviet Empire :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 17, 2012, 08:37:24 PM
Reminds me of the funny fact that my most played nation in Darkest Hour along with Germany is USSR, and therefore I roll over Finland quite often, bringing them the light of Communism, Stalin and the gulaks on a regular basis. :P

In my most recent game of DH as USSR,  The year is now 1942, and the Axis advance has been pretty much stopped, and I have managed to make some succesfull counter offensives of my own.

Also,  Sweden has grabbed the ahistorical idiot ball in this game, and has joined the Axis in Operation Barbarossa. Guess that Sweden has to join the list of Peoples' Republics along with the likes of Finland, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, Yugoslavia... The length of this list depends on how active and fast the Western Allies will be in Europe. Compared to my Soviet Empire :D

Tobbs might thank you actually, seeing as you'll be removing the hated Swedish Royal Family. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 17, 2012, 08:40:55 PM
Tobbs might thank you actually, seeing as you'll be removing the hated Swedish Royal Family. :P
I don't really hate them. I just think they don't deserve to live in luxury on other people's money because they were born into a certain family. That and our king sucks.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 17, 2012, 08:55:34 PM
I don't really hate them. I just think they don't deserve to live in luxury on other people's money because they were born into a certain family. That and our king sucks.

I looked him up, he seems a decent enough fellow, but then again though I don't live in Sweden.

Besides, I looked up the Swedish Monarchy. They have even less power than the British/Canadian/Australian/Kiwi Royal Family...that is to say they have none whatsoever. Seems harmless to let them stay, as it seems its just for tradition that they remain.

In other news, Sweden and Austria conquered Prussia, and are now at each others throats in E:TW. Should be interesting, as they're both massive Continental European powers.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 17, 2012, 09:05:06 PM
I looked him up, he seems a decent enough fellow, but then again though I don't live in Sweden.

Besides, I looked up the Swedish Monarchy. They have even less power than the British/Canadian/Australian/Kiwi Royal Family...that is to say they have none whatsoever. Seems harmless to let them stay, as it seems its just for tradition that they remain.
If you were Swedish, you would know the excrement he does. More and more people here are becoming pro-republican.

And yes, the royal family is simply there for tradition and "advertising" of Sweden. But the king is of a French bloodline, hailing from the Napoleonic-French general Bernadotte, and the queen comes from Brazil. Don't know if that is a very legit advertisement of Sweden. And tradition isn't worth much. It is also tradition here to dance like frogs around a huge phallus symbol every summer. And again, I don't think they should get to live in luxury because of what family they were born in. They do no good, so why should they have that privilege?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 17, 2012, 09:22:27 PM
If you were Swedish, you would know the excrement he does. More and more people here are becoming pro-republican.

And yes, the royal family is simply there for tradition and "advertising" of Sweden. But the king is of a French bloodline, hailing from the Napoleonic-French general Bernadotte, and the queen comes from Brazil. Don't know if that is a very legit advertisement of Sweden. And tradition isn't worth much. It is also tradition here to dance like frogs around a huge phallus symbol every summer. And again, I don't think they should get to live in luxury because of what family they were born in. They do no good, so why should they have that privilege?

Fair enough.

I'm not sure Tobbs...kinda of a moot point. Everyone has mixed blood, there's no such thing as a pure Swede or pure British or pure French or pure anything. You and I have mixed blood...but blood isn't really what defines nationality anymore, its where you live. That's the North American perspective at any rate.

That is an odd tradition, I have to admit, but I believe some traditions are worth holding on to. :D

Tradition is part of our nations cultural heritage...its what makes up part of our national identity.

For the latter part of your paragraph, I personally don't believe its our place to question such things. Can you really blame them anyways? Its not really their fault...they were born into it, its what they know. If you were born into a Royal Family, and all your life you were raised with Royal Privilage and Status, would you know any better?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 17, 2012, 09:30:23 PM
That is an odd tradition, I have to admit, but I believe some traditions are worth holding on to. :D

Tradition is part of our nations cultural heritage...its what makes up part of our national identity.

For the latter part of your paragraph, I personally don't believe its our place to question such things. Can you really blame them anyways? Its not really their fault...they were born into it, its what they know. If you were born into a Royal Family, and all your life you were raised with Royal Privilage and Status, would you know any better?
Of course we should cling to some traditions, but I used that example to show that some traditions are absolutely worthless.

And the fact that they were born into it excuses nothing. It doesn't make them deserve it. In my eyes it is just a massive injustice.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on June 17, 2012, 09:36:35 PM
Of course we should cling to some traditions, but I used that example to show that some traditions are absolutely worthless.

And the fact that they were born into it excuses nothing. It doesn't make them deserve it. In my eyes it is just a massive injustice.
The point is however, you would be no different given the chance.

Anyways i thought this thread was about strategy not pointless monarchies that have no power and are just figure heads when you should be more worried about corporate corruption anyways.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 17, 2012, 09:36:40 PM
Of course we should cling to some traditions, but I used that example to show that some traditions are absolutely worthless.

And the fact that they were born into it excuses nothing. It doesn't make them deserve it. In my eyes it is just a massive injustice.

It seems to me that you really do have some negative feelings towards them. Truth be told Tobbs, not one single person on this Earth deserves anything. None of us are entitled to anything. But let me ask you this...you said you have everything you could want...a beautiful girlfriend...your in good shape, you have good grades and you have an epic computer. Has the Royal Family having certain privilages changed that in any way? Will it change it down the road?

And you haven't answered my question...were you in their shoes, would you think any differently?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 17, 2012, 09:48:42 PM
It seems to me that you really do have some negative feelings towards them. Truth be told Tobbs, not one single person on this Earth deserves anything. None of us are entitled to anything. But let me ask you this...you said you have everything you could want...a beautiful girlfriend...your in good shape, you have good grades and you have an epic computer. Has the Royal Family having certain privilages changed that in any way? Will it change it down the road?

And you haven't answered my question...were you in their shoes, would you think any differently?
Of course I would think differently. The life of luxury would have spoiled me to the bone.

And the very reason I oppose them is actually because they have that life of luxury, yet they have not done one thing to earn it, which completely goes against one of my core values in life: earn what you want. I worked my ass off with at least seven different jobs to get the money I needed for the parts that I assembled to become my computer, I worked my ass off in school to get those grades so that I could have a chance at a decent future and I've worked my ass off at the gym to get out of my overweight and get in good shape (not so sure of what to say about the girlfriend, though). I do believe I deserve these things, because I've worked for them. They have what I have times ten million and they haven't worked for any of it, and I can't respect that.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 18, 2012, 12:33:07 AM
Of course I would think differently. The life of luxury would have spoiled me to the bone.

And the very reason I oppose them is actually because they have that life of luxury, yet they have not done one thing to earn it, which completely goes against one of my core values in life: earn what you want. I worked my ass off with at least seven different jobs to get the money I needed for the parts that I assembled to become my computer, I worked my ass off in school to get those grades so that I could have a chance at a decent future and I've worked my ass off at the gym to get out of my overweight and get in good shape (not so sure of what to say about the girlfriend, though). I do believe I deserve these things, because I've worked for them. They have what I have times ten million and they haven't worked for any of it, and I can't respect that.

So you would force your own values on them? Against their will? Just because they have more than you?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 18, 2012, 12:47:22 AM
So you would force your own values on them? Against their will? Just because they have more than you?
Not sure how you made that connection. And the motive is not at all because they have more than me, that has nothing to do with this. I would be as happy as can be if they had all that stuff if they have actually earned it. They haven't, it was simply granted to them because they are apparently worth more than the rest of us combined. And how you can defend something like that is beyond me.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 18, 2012, 01:16:00 AM
Not sure how you made that connection. And the motive is not at all because they have more than me, that has nothing to do with this. I would be as happy as can be if they had all that stuff if they have actually earned it. They haven't, it was simply granted to them because they are apparently worth more than the rest of us combined. And how you can defend something like that is beyond me.

I wouldn't say they're worth more than the average citizen, not as people individually anyways. But we all have our place Tobbs. You have yours, I have mine and they have theirs. If Sweden decides to remove the Monarchy then its no business of mine, but it would sadden me.

At any rate, I'll probably not attack the Maratha Confederacy, as they're one of my few trading partners and are friendly with me. There aren't many trading opportunities left...well actually there aren't any left whatsoever. All the remaining trading ports are either filled up or conquered by someone else. Currently at war with the Iroquois, Sweden and Spain.

The Iroquois are no longer much of a threat, as I've reduced them to one territory, and I'll soon finish them off. Sweden declared war on me for some reason, not sure why, maybe they're looking for conquests. Spain I attacked because I want their Caribbean possessions, which I took. Not surprisingly they didn't want to make peace after that, so I'm thinking of taking their South American possessions, until they decide to make peace.

Russia managed to retake a little territory from Sweden, but that probably won't last long. The Dutch have taken Spanish-occupied Portugal and all but one of Spain's North African territories. Spain still has Southern Italy and Naples. Still, combine my assault on their Latin American territories with the Dutch's advance through North Africa and Italy, and I'd say they're doomed. Russia is bound to fall soon too, which means it'll just be me, the Dutch, Austria, Sweden and the Ottomans left in Europe.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 18, 2012, 01:28:44 AM
That debate is best suited in the political thread, I think. I do believe we have one, If I'm not mistaken...

Hey Grif, did you take over Brazil yet?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 18, 2012, 01:51:35 AM
That debate is best suited in the political thread, I think. I do believe we have one, If I'm not mistaken...

Hey Grif, did you take over Brazil yet?

Yeah I know, but we got carried away. :P

Not yet, but I will unless the Spanish see sense.

Also an update: The Marathas declared war on me, so in retaliation I'm going to utterly destroy them.  ^-^
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 18, 2012, 10:33:15 AM
Yeah I know, but we got carried away. :P

Not yet, but I will unless the Spanish see sense.

Also an update: The Marathas declared war on me, so in retaliation I'm going to utterly destroy them.  ^-^
Careful. The Marathans have a lot of resources at their disposal. I underestimated this, and as a result, my first invasion of India was a fiasco.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 18, 2012, 11:28:26 AM
Careful. The Marathans have a lot of resources at their disposal. I underestimated this, and as a result, my first invasion of India was a fiasco.

They've put up a decent fight, but I've taken Satara, Goa and Behar so far, splitting the Confederacy in two. Ahmendnaegar is completely undefended, and the East Indian Coast only has a small army defending it. For all intents and purposes, Maratha is doomed. Still, Satara's population is completely against me, both the lower classes and nobility...which means I'm likely going to have to deal with rebellion from that region.

Sweden made peace with me, though for some reason they're trying to get me to pay them ridiculous sums of money, for a trade agreement. Spain has lost all of its North African possessions, and only has Naples and Southern Italy left in Europe. Morocco, Poland-Lithuiania and Courland have also regained their independence. The Italian States destroyed my first trading fleet, so with my Steam Ships and First and Second Rates, I'm going to tear the Italian Navy a new a-hole as compensation.

All that and despite my heavy remilitarization, those economic upgrades are paying off considerably...Britain is a very wealthy nation right now.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 21, 2012, 11:46:52 AM
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/246/eu3mapsca1616511.png)
Scandinavia keeps growing, and Castille keeps crumbling. They've even made Powhatan their capital instead of Toledo because of my constant attacks. Austria is gently-carressed as well. And once I conquer the Iberian peninsula, I think I'm gonna carve a path into northern Asia, and see if I can inherit the French throne while I'm at it.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 22, 2012, 06:04:00 AM
*considers choosing Sweden in Civ 5*
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 22, 2012, 07:49:28 AM
*considers choosing Sweden in Civ 5*

Don't think Sweden is a playable nation in Civ 5. :P

Anyways, the Marathas continue to fall before me, but their raids on my trading ports is a pain in the ass. Spain actually did something useful for a change and took Florida and the Cherokee Territory from me...temporarily. Florida was quickly retaken, and I'm currently sending an army to retake the Cherokee Territory. After I retake my lost territory, I'm going to launch a counter-offensive into Spanish Latin America, and utterly destroy them. The Iroquois have been vanquished completely, so I can demilitarize the North and focus my military efforts in the South. Europe seems to be stabilized, as there's been no more territorial conquests by either power, even Courland; Poland-Lithiuania and Morocco have managed to hold on to their newly regained independence.

Had to put down a few rebellions in Satara and Ahmednaeger, which seemed to pacify them.

And Tobbs...for some reason your homeland seems to think it can extort money out of me, in exchange for trade. If this keeps up I'm going to use my navy to disabuse them of that notion. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 22, 2012, 12:36:40 PM
Don't think Sweden is a playable nation in Civ 5. :P

Ahem.
(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/mikethor007/CivilizationV_DX112012-06-2209-30-45-14.png)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 23, 2012, 04:56:00 AM
Ahem.
([url]http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/mikethor007/CivilizationV_DX112012-06-2209-30-45-14.png[/url])


I never saw Sweden in my Civ 5's list...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 23, 2012, 04:58:23 AM
I never saw Sweden in my Civ 5's list...
Sorry, I just realized it's one of the civs included in the Gods & Kings exp pack. They're really not present in the vanilla game.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 23, 2012, 08:27:44 AM
Hey Mike, how is Gods and Kings?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 23, 2012, 11:38:04 AM
Hey Mike, how is Gods and Kings?
Just installed it. Didn't fiddle with it yet.

Most of the new stuff is listed here:
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Gods_and_Kings (http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Gods_and_Kings)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 24, 2012, 04:52:49 AM
Just installed it. Didn't fiddle with it yet.

Most of the new stuff is listed here:
[url]http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Gods_and_Kings[/url] ([url]http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Gods_and_Kings[/url])


Surprised they didn't use Hannibal for Carthage...guess he was overused.

Also, glad to see they included my ancestor Attila.  :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 24, 2012, 05:41:33 AM
Surprised they didn't use Hannibal for Carthage...guess he was overused.

Also, glad to see they included my ancestor Attila.  :sorcerer:
Apparently Huns and battering rams are a nasty mix. :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 24, 2012, 05:45:03 AM
Apparently Huns and battering rams are a nasty mix. :D

Are you kidding? No one would be able to stop them. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 24, 2012, 05:57:41 AM
Are you kidding? No one would be able to stop them. :P
Read this review:
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/06/review-gods-kings-is-an-essential-civilization-expansion/ (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/06/review-gods-kings-is-an-essential-civilization-expansion/)

Right at the end there's this:
Quote
The Ugly

    Your face when the Huns bring up one of their battering rams and take down a city almost instantly
I lol'd. :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 24, 2012, 06:59:15 AM
Read this review:
[url]http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/06/review-gods-kings-is-an-essential-civilization-expansion/[/url] ([url]http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/06/review-gods-kings-is-an-essential-civilization-expansion/[/url])

Right at the end there's this:I lol'd. :D


So getting this and creating a Hunnic Empire at some point. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on June 24, 2012, 08:47:54 PM
You also rolled with Sweden Mike? I also happened to choose Sweden for my 1st game of Gods and Kings.  :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 24, 2012, 08:59:59 PM
You also rolled with Sweden Mike? I also happened to choose Sweden for my 1st game of Gods and Kings.  :D
Didn't start the game just yet. >:D

I intend to, just for kicks. Or perhaps I'll choose the most outlandish leader...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 24, 2012, 09:08:02 PM
Didn't start the game just yet. >:D

I intend to, just for kicks. Or perhaps I'll choose the most outlandish leader...

The Celts would seem to fit the outlandish bill...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on June 24, 2012, 09:39:27 PM
The 3rd Swedish city is also automatically named Helsinki. How about that...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 24, 2012, 09:41:56 PM
The 3rd Swedish city is also automatically named Helsinki. How about that...
Yes, I don't really get that. It uses both Swedish and Finnish city names. Turku, for example, is used as well.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on June 24, 2012, 09:44:29 PM
Yes, I don't really get that. It uses both Swedish and Finnish city names. Turku, for example, is used as well.
I mean, they could at least use names like Helsingfors or Åbo, but that's just me complaining over minor things.  ;D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 24, 2012, 09:49:22 PM
I mean, they could at least use names like Helsingfors or Åbo, but that's just me complaining over minor things.  ;D
And they kinda used the most unfitting voice actor for Gustav Adolf I've seen in a long time.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 24, 2012, 10:26:59 PM
And they kinda used the most unfitting voice actor for Gustav Adolf I've seen in a long time.

At least they actually speak in real languages, instead of saying random things like "Troshala" or other such nonsense. As I recall earlier Civ games had that defe-- I mean system...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 25, 2012, 08:12:43 PM
The Celts would seem to fit the outlandish bill...
There's this guy too:

http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Kamehameha (http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Kamehameha)

I mean, look at his name! :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 25, 2012, 08:15:47 PM
There's this guy too:

[url]http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Kamehameha[/url] ([url]http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Kamehameha[/url])

I mean, look at his name! :D


This would work too. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 26, 2012, 12:07:07 PM
Okay, update.
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/9303/eu3mapsca163610201.png)
Lets see here. After another great war against the Ottomans, I brutalized them so much they couldn't repel the following waves of rebellions, and so a whole group of nations have regained independence, including the long lost Byzantine empire. The Ottomans are now standing on their last legs.

Castille has lost all European land and most of their South American colonies, but their scattered and distant colonies makes them damn hard to get rid of. Austria is becoming a damn pain in the ass, constantly making spy attacks on me as well as trying to get me excommunicated by the church (again).

Wales got cocky, so I had to take half their country.

Oh, and the Mayans are now the Papal controller somehow.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 26, 2012, 12:13:50 PM

Lets see here. After another great war against the Ottomans, I brutalized them so much they couldn't repel the following waves of rebellions, and so a whole group of nations have regained independence, including the long lost Byzantine empire. The Ottomans are now standing on their last legs.


This always seems to happen to the ottomans somehow, the AI is very poor at controlling such a multi ehtnic empire

I don't play EUIII much but my friend has done pretty much everything there is to do in it, including the fabled form the Holy Roman Empire, he also took the byzantines out and rebuilt the roman empire
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 26, 2012, 12:20:03 PM
rebuilt the roman empire
Wait, wut? How do you do that?

EDIT: scratch that, read it wrong.
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Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 26, 2012, 12:25:52 PM
Forming the Holy Roman Empire is really hard, because its not a conquer everything form like hindustan or germany, you have to do it through in game events and Imperial Decisions

But if you manage to pull it off you inherit everything from Alsace Lorraine to Warsaw, up to denmark and down to Rome, essentially making you the most powerful nation that has ever existed in a paradox game full stop
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 26, 2012, 07:34:35 PM
Forming the Holy Roman Empire is really hard, because its not a conquer everything form like hindustan or germany, you have to do it through in game events and Imperial Decisions

But if you manage to pull it off you inherit everything from Alsace Lorraine to Warsaw, up to denmark and down to Rome, essentially making you the most powerful nation that has ever existed in a paradox game full stop

Is there a list on the game showing whats needed to make the HRE? Or is it a stumble around and hope you make all the right decisions kinda thing?
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Post by: Tobbs on June 26, 2012, 07:56:14 PM
Really? I'm the only one who's surprised the Mayans are the papal controller? :huh:
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Post by: Grif101 on June 26, 2012, 08:02:33 PM
Really? I'm the only one who's surprised the Mayans are the papal controller? :huh:

Not really, but weird stuff always happens in these games. I remember one playthrough on E: TW where Chechyna-Dagestan created an empire stretching from North Africa to Norway and to Spain and essentially all of Europe. :P
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Post by: Tobbs on June 26, 2012, 08:03:08 PM
Not really, but weird stuff always happens in these games. I remember one playthrough on E: TW where Chechyna-Dagestan created an empire stretching from North Africa to Norway and to Spain and essentially all of Europe. :P
How the hell did that happen :/
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Post by: Grif101 on June 26, 2012, 08:07:20 PM
How the hell did that happen :/

Not sure really, my guess is the Russians making some really boneheaded decisions, as they were the first to fall. After their Russian conquest, they built up an army and went after the Ottomans...who after intially having the advantage...made some really boneheaded decisions, like attacking me, and were conquered by Chechyna-Dagestan. After that it was essentially the domino effect. :P
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Post by: Tobbs on June 26, 2012, 08:10:43 PM
Not sure really, my guess is the Russians making some really boneheaded decisions, as they were the first to fall. After their Russian conquest, they built up an army and went after the Ottomans...who after intially having the advantage...made some really boneheaded decisions, like attacking me, and were conquered by Chechyna-Dagestan. After that it was essentially the domino effect. :P
Russia must have made some boneheaded decisions, then. Dagestan is usually a really wussy country.

But yet again, I should remember the hell that was fighting the Saxon empire. :shudders:
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Post by: Grif101 on June 26, 2012, 08:20:45 PM
Russia must have made some boneheaded decisions, then. Dagestan is usually a really wussy country.

But yet again, I should remember the hell that was fighting the Saxon empire. :shudders:

They are, I didn't even notice at first until I saw that certain Russian territories were a different shade of green. Imagine my surprise when it said the territories were controlled by Dagestan.

Ah yes...Saxony...that brings in memories. I once made the mistake of funding Saxony's war effort against Austria...a decision I sorely regretted later on...pretty much a case of making my own monster.  x|
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Post by: Tobbs on June 26, 2012, 08:23:50 PM
Ah yes...Saxony...that brings in memories. I once made the mistake of funding Saxony's war effort against Austria...a decision I sorely regretted later on...pretty much a case of making my own monster.  x|
Bitch please, I conquered all of Europe except of the Ottomans and a few German states, and gave it all to Saxony, just to see how the map looked. Then my brain reset itself, and I saved, and then I had created my Frankenstein. It got real ugly when they suddenly got the bright idea of attacking the now bankrupt Sweden.
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Post by: Grif101 on June 26, 2012, 08:32:24 PM
Bitch please, I conquered all of Europe except of the Ottomans and a few German states, and gave it all to Saxony, just to see how the map looked. Then my brain reset itself, and I saved, and then I had created my Frankenstein. It got real ugly when they suddenly got the bright idea of attacking the now bankrupt Sweden.

Why on Earth did you do that? Did you have a deathwish for Sweden or something? :P
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Post by: Tobbs on June 26, 2012, 08:35:39 PM
Why on Earth did you do that? Did you have a deathwish for Sweden or something? :P
Sometimes I try giving all my territories to one single country just to see what the map would look like with their color, then load to the previous save where I owned everything again. This was one of those moments, only my brain disconnected and I saved.

Sweden died.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 26, 2012, 08:47:36 PM
Sometimes I try giving all my territories to one single country just to see what the map would look like with their color, then load to the previous save where I owned everything again. This was one of those moments, only my brain disconnected and I saved.

Sweden died.

I have an idea Tobbs...lets you and I play a multiplayer campaign...you conquer Europe and then give me all your territory, see what happens. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 26, 2012, 08:48:54 PM
I have an idea Tobbs...lets you and I play a multiplayer campaign...you conquer Europe and then give me all your territory, see what happens. :P
I'm fine, thank you. I don't even think I can play that game multiplayer. Something about Spyware, I think.
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Post by: mikethor007 on June 26, 2012, 08:49:11 PM
Lol, people surely like to destroy sweden in this game. :P
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Post by: Tobbs on June 26, 2012, 08:52:34 PM
Lol, people surely like to destroy sweden in this game. :P
No, I think it's just that Grif hates me.
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Post by: Grif101 on June 26, 2012, 09:02:46 PM
No, I think it's just that Grif hates me.

Not hate, I just enjoy razzing you. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 26, 2012, 09:35:06 PM
Hmmm...I'll start a game of Civ5 as Sweden just to conterbalance it and see how far I'll go...
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Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 27, 2012, 12:23:28 AM
Is there a list on the game showing whats needed to make the HRE? Or is it a stumble around and hope you make all the right decisions kinda thing?


There's a series of imperial decisions, it should be on the wiki

http://www.paradoxian.org/eu3wiki/Forming_HRE (http://www.paradoxian.org/eu3wiki/Forming_HRE) there you go

You need to be someone like Burgundy or Austria, become the emperor, stay that way and get involved in every war you can involving members of the HRE to maintain the imperial authority necessary to enact the reforms

if you do it its the most powerful form in the game, beats the crap out of germany, the form I previously thought was godly

Also, it has a tendency to cause the game to bug out, that much resources, manpower and territory cause problems. Once you pull it off the games over anyway because no one could possibly beat you
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Post by: Grif101 on June 27, 2012, 01:39:38 AM
There's a series of imperial decisions, it should be on the wiki

[url]http://www.paradoxian.org/eu3wiki/Forming_HRE[/url] ([url]http://www.paradoxian.org/eu3wiki/Forming_HRE[/url]) there you go

You need to be someone like Burgundy or Austria, become the emperor, stay that way and get involved in every war you can involving members of the HRE to maintain the imperial authority necessary to enact the reforms

if you do it its the most powerful form in the game, beats the crap out of germany, the form I previously thought was godly

Also, it has a tendency to cause the game to bug out, that much resources, manpower and territory cause problems. Once you pull it off the games over anyway because no one could possibly beat you


Makes sense, though I thought the HRE was Germany.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Deadeas on June 27, 2012, 01:46:41 AM
My current game of Civ 5. Playing as Boadicea of the Iceni Empire. Founder of the Morrigan religion. The only person safe from Genghis Khan thanks to a mountain chain that is blocked by a par of city-states in their only pass.

Thankfully, I'm going for a cultural victory.

(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/540679620352586359/0CFE71591308C5F2F71D73395FCA407B63211405/)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Deadeas on June 27, 2012, 01:47:16 AM
Makes sense, though I thought the HRE was Germany.

In the same way Canada is the United States.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 27, 2012, 01:50:25 AM
In the same way Canada is the United States.

We're nothing like the US. :dry:

What I meant was that I thought the HRE was the first form of a unified Germany, seeing as it was multiple German-states loosely united under the Holy Roman Empire.
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Post by: Deadeas on June 27, 2012, 01:57:09 AM
What I meant was that I thought the HRE was the first form of a unified Germany, seeing as it was multiple German-states loosely united under the Holy Roman Empire.
The HRE was more of a symbolic union than a true unified state in the historical sense, due to in-fighting and the like.
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Post by: Grif101 on June 27, 2012, 02:02:45 AM
The HRE was more of a symbolic union than a true unified state in the historical sense, due to in-fighting and the like.

Well I know, the Holy Roman Emperor didn't have much power, and the "member-states" often formed their own alliances and fought each other more than anyone else. Still, the early HRE actually resembled a semi-unified Confederation, its just that as time passed more and more power passed to the smaller German states and the power of the Emperor decreased steadily.
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Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 27, 2012, 07:37:13 AM
Makes sense, though I thought the HRE was Germany.

Germany can be formed in the game as well, its easier, because all you have to do is conquer
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 27, 2012, 08:00:09 AM
Germany can be formed in the game as well, its easier, because all you have to do is conquer

Hmmm, but yet forming the HRE is more worthwhile?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 27, 2012, 08:09:51 AM
Hmmm, but yet forming the HRE is more worthwhile?

it makes you god, seriously, war with UK, Castile and Hindustan at same time stuff
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 27, 2012, 08:26:46 AM
it makes you god, seriously, war with UK, Castile and Hindustan at same time stuff

So if I want to seriously screw the world and conquer everything, the HRE is the way to go. Which game was this again? I want to attempt to make this monster. :P
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Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 27, 2012, 08:31:32 AM
So if I want to seriously screw the world and conquer everything, the HRE is the way to go. Which game was this again? I want to attempt to make this monster. :P

Europa Universalis III
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Post by: Grif101 on June 27, 2012, 09:05:43 AM
Europa Universalis III

Excellent, hopefully I can find this thing in retail.
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Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 27, 2012, 09:07:30 AM
Excellent, hopefully I can find this thing in retail.

Dunno, my copy is digital and I never buy digital, but we get bugger all games over here, except total war games, we have stacks and stacks of those for some reason
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Post by: Grif101 on June 27, 2012, 09:11:19 AM
Dunno, my copy is digital and I never buy digital, but we get bugger all games over here, except total war games, we have stacks and stacks of those for some reason

I wholeheartedly love your retail stores now.
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Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 27, 2012, 09:17:44 AM
I wholeheartedly love your retail stores now.

I'm serious, I've never seen so many Empire: Total Wars in one place, EB games (Australia/NZ Gamestop) has literally a pile of them in the mall, and of Napoleon, and Medieval II, and Rome, and Shogun II, and even Fall of the Samurai brand new and we have tons of them
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Post by: Grif101 on June 27, 2012, 09:31:30 AM
I'm serious, I've never seen so many Empire: Total Wars in one place, EB games (Australia/NZ Gamestop) has literally a pile of them in the mall, and of Napoleon, and Medieval II, and Rome, and Shogun II, and even Fall of the Samurai brand new and we have tons of them

Now I know where the Canadian ones went...Total War games are rare here...well at least in BC.
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Post by: Tobbs on June 27, 2012, 11:04:26 AM
Now I know where the Canadian ones went...Total War games are rare here...well at least in BC.
I haven't seen a Total War game here since I bought Medieval II five years ago. All other Total War games I've had to buy on Steam.
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Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 27, 2012, 11:07:01 AM
Now I know where the Canadian ones went...Total War games are rare here...well at least in BC.
I haven't seen a Total War game here since I bought Medieval II five years ago. All other Total War games I've had to buy on Steam.

well this is highly unusual, do they just dump them here in masses?
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Post by: Tobbs on June 27, 2012, 11:15:28 AM
well this is highly unusual, do they just dump them here in masses?
I guess so. Total War games are even rare on Swedish internet shops.
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Post by: mikethor007 on June 27, 2012, 12:01:41 PM
I guess so. Total War games are even rare on Swedish internet shops.
They're very rare here too. But we do get them. Last one I saw was Shogun 2.
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Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 27, 2012, 12:20:32 PM
Well come to new Zealand, we're rolling in them, I could take a bath in copies of Napoleon Total War from my game store
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Post by: mikethor007 on June 27, 2012, 12:30:15 PM
Well come to new Zealand, we're rolling in them, I could take a bath in copies of Napoleon Total War from my game store
We have "The Sims" plague over here. Piles of it in some stores due to unsold stock. Plus a load of old games that also didn't get sold. It's...pretty depressing really. We get really few real launches nowadays...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 27, 2012, 12:46:37 PM
We have "The Sims" plague over here. Piles of it in some stores due to unsold stock. Plus a load of old games that also didn't get sold. It's...pretty depressing really. We get really few real launches nowadays...

We have some The Sims stuff, but its usually new Sims 3 expansions, I remember a while back in australia there was The Sims Plague as well, it was everywhere, then disappeared 
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Post by: mikethor007 on June 27, 2012, 02:10:39 PM
We have some The Sims stuff, but its usually new Sims 3 expansions, I remember a while back in australia there was The Sims Plague as well, it was everywhere, then disappeared 
The local distribution partners may have a better selection showing on their sites, but that never translates to real games on the shelves. It's mostly Xbox, Ps3, wii stuff nowadays.

It's one of the reasons I changed over to digital.

Anyways, I'll start a Civ 5 game and then I'll see If I can get any decent screenshots...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 27, 2012, 08:01:26 PM
it makes you god, seriously, war with UK, Castile and Hindustan at same time stuff
Hmmm...the last game I remember playing as the Holy Roman Empire was the Barbarossa's Crusade Campaign of Age of Empires II.

I played some pretty neat maps, too bad it always ended with Barbarossa drowning in the Saleph river...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 27, 2012, 08:55:00 PM
Canada doesn't have piles of a certain game unfortunately. We do have piles of old and used games, years old and usually low quality.
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Post by: killer rin on June 27, 2012, 09:07:39 PM
Canada doesn't have piles of a certain game unfortunately. We do have piles of old and used games, years old and usually low quality.
amazon is your friend
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Post by: Grif101 on June 27, 2012, 09:17:20 PM
amazon is your friend

I'm beginning to think so too...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: killer rin on June 27, 2012, 09:29:56 PM
I'm beginning to think so too...
I order from there all the time and almost everything on the canadian site has the free super saving. Even with the free super shipping it says it will take 4-8 days after processing to ship, but it has always only taken 3 days max from browsing online to in my hands. Its super fast
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 27, 2012, 10:08:01 PM
I order from there all the time and almost everything on the canadian site has the free super saving. Even with the free super shipping it says it will take 4-8 days after processing to ship, but it has always only taken 3 days max from browsing online to in my hands. Its super fast

So if I order online I save money? Intriguing...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: killer rin on June 27, 2012, 10:12:38 PM
So if I order online I save money? Intriguing...

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=mk_sss_dp_1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=918742&pop-up=1 (http://www.amazon.ca/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=mk_sss_dp_1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=918742&pop-up=1)
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Post by: mikethor007 on June 28, 2012, 02:43:05 AM
Okay, Sweden it is!
(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/mikethor007/CivilizationV_DX112012-06-2723-23-09-07.png)

Lets go!
(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/mikethor007/CivilizationV_DX112012-06-2723-24-07-42.png)
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Post by: Grif101 on June 28, 2012, 04:53:28 AM
Okay, Sweden it is!
([url]http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/mikethor007/CivilizationV_DX112012-06-2723-23-09-07.png[/url])

Lets go!
([url]http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/mikethor007/CivilizationV_DX112012-06-2723-24-07-42.png[/url])


Come on Huns, kick everyone's ass!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Deadeas on June 28, 2012, 06:15:40 AM
Keep in mind that Sweden's really a warmonger Civ, despite it'd diplomatic power. So go for conquest rather than friendship with most people you encounter, at least once you hit their special units.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 29, 2012, 08:06:48 AM
Well decided to give my British playthrough a break, and try out Prussia for a change.

Damn, playing Prussia is humbling. Started out fine, was able to amass a pretty large treasurey, so money wasn't much of a problem. Austria declared war on me, so I took Silesia off their hands, then Poland-Lithuiania took Prague from them and they sued for peace. During this time I made the mistake of declaring war on Sweden. I was able to capture Swedish-occupied Denmark, but then things started going downhill. First Sweden destroyed my only large navy, leaving them unchallenged in the Baltic and free to blockade my ports. Then I built a pretty decent army, with Hussars, Regiment of Horse, Grenadiers, 12-iber Artillery and Foot Infantry. I see that Sweden is sending an army to retake Copenhagen, so I send my army to intercept them. A bloody disaster, as they pulled a Tobbs maneuver and overwhelmed me with a mass of blue-uniformed infantry.

Now they're launching an assault on Copenhagen, and the only garrison I have is a bunch of militia, vs their now experienced regulars. I think I'm going to lose Copenhagen.

Still, I have a couple ships left and Brandenburg nearby. The Swedes might be the superior naval force, but it'll be a cold day in hell before I let them best Prussia on land. :P
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Post by: Tobbs on June 29, 2012, 11:08:57 AM
Well decided to give my British playthrough a break, and try out Prussia for a change.

Damn, playing Prussia is humbling. Started out fine, was able to amass a pretty large treasurey, so money wasn't much of a problem. Austria declared war on me, so I took Silesia off their hands, then Poland-Lithuiania took Prague from them and they sued for peace. During this time I made the mistake of declaring war on Sweden. I was able to capture Swedish-occupied Denmark, but then things started going downhill. First Sweden destroyed my only large navy, leaving them unchallenged in the Baltic and free to blockade my ports. Then I built a pretty decent army, with Hussars, Regiment of Horse, Grenadiers, 12-iber Artillery and Foot Infantry. I see that Sweden is sending an army to retake Copenhagen, so I send my army to intercept them. A bloody disaster, as they pulled a Tobbs maneuver and overwhelmed me with a mass of blue-uniformed infantry.

Now they're launching an assault on Copenhagen, and the only garrison I have is a bunch of militia, vs their now experienced regulars. I think I'm going to lose Copenhagen.

Still, I have a couple ships left and Brandenburg nearby. The Swedes might be the superior naval force, but it'll be a cold day in hell before I let them best Prussia on land. :P
Don't lose hope on Copenhagen. I remember once when I played as the Marathans before I understood the game, and one of my cities got attacked by the Mughals. They had 2000 men with elephants and everything, and I had 300 peasants. And I won a crushing victory.

Also, you gotta know how to build up your army. About half should be infantry, between four and six units artillery, max two grenadier units, and then between two and four units of cavalry. I always use that buildup, and it works perfectly for me.
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Post by: Grif101 on June 29, 2012, 11:59:36 AM
Don't lose hope on Copenhagen. I remember once when I played as the Marathans before I understood the game, and one of my cities got attacked by the Mughals. They had 2000 men with elephants and everything, and I had 300 peasants. And I won a crushing victory.

Also, you gotta know how to build up your army. About half should be infantry, between four and six units artillery, max two grenadier units, and then between two and four units of cavalry. I always use that buildup, and it works perfectly for me.

Thought I already understood it, but I'll take the advice.

Also, lost Copenhagen, retook it and gave it back to the Danes. Going to turn my attention now between the rather fierce war between Saxony and Hanover. Seven battles in all and neither of them have gained anything, though it looks like Poland-Lithuiania is preparing to intervene on Saxony's behalf, seeing as they're a protectorate. Gotta consider carefully which side I choose as well, go against Hanover and I'm likely to have Britain come after me, go after Saxony and I'll have the Poles to consider. Poland-Lithuiania is the more immediate threat, having a large land army and also being one of my biggest trade partners. Britain on the other hand, can make my life miserable in the long run by ransacking my trade, even worse than the Swedes. I also happen to have good relations with both Saxony and Hanover, though more so with Hanover. I also have trading relations with both, and with the Swedish blockade and expensive army upkeep, revenue is an important factor.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 01, 2012, 03:23:50 AM
Welp, my war with Sweden is over. After pondering what to do, I retook Copenhagen from the Danes, which caused Russia to declare war on me. Fortunately though, with Danish ports I was able to build up a sizeable fleet and remove the Swedish blockade, freeing my trading port and returning some much needed revenue. After that I rebuilt one of my reduced armies, and seeing as how Sweden was also at war with Russia, I took pity on them and captured Stockholm to prevent the horror of the Russians taking over. What can I say, I can be a softie at times. :P

After that, I requested and got peace from Sweden, who only has Norway now and practically no army left. The people of Stockholm however have not shown a lot of gratitude for me conquering them, which hurts my poor Canadian heart, so I'm going to have to ruthlessly crush any rebellion and raise taxes alas.

After getting peace from Sweden, Denmark also agreed to peace as well as Russia, though Russia bargained for some agricultural technologies in exchange for peace and explosive shell technology. Now my primary concern is Poland-Lithuiania, who has conquered most of Austria, leaving me almost surrounded by them. With my trade no longer under a blockade, I should be able to handle the loss of trade income from Saxony and Poland-Lithuiania during a war, which I see as inevitable at some point. Also France was destroyed by Austria and Quebec gained independence...and its my fervent hope the British conquer them. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 01, 2012, 11:58:41 AM
Welp, my war with Sweden is over. After pondering what to do, I retook Copenhagen from the Danes, which caused Russia to declare war on me. Fortunately though, with Danish ports I was able to build up a sizeable fleet and remove the Swedish blockade, freeing my trading port and returning some much needed revenue. After that I rebuilt one of my reduced armies, and seeing as how Sweden was also at war with Russia, I took pity on them and captured Stockholm to prevent the horror of the Russians taking over. What can I say, I can be a softie at times. :P

After that, I requested and got peace from Sweden, who only has Norway now and practically no army left. The people of Stockholm however have not shown a lot of gratitude for me conquering them, which hurts my poor Canadian heart, so I'm going to have to ruthlessly crush any rebellion and raise taxes alas.

After getting peace from Sweden, Denmark also agreed to peace as well as Russia, though Russia bargained for some agricultural technologies in exchange for peace and explosive shell technology. Now my primary concern is Poland-Lithuiania, who has conquered most of Austria, leaving me almost surrounded by them. With my trade no longer under a blockade, I should be able to handle the loss of trade income from Saxony and Poland-Lithuiania during a war, which I see as inevitable at some point. Also France was destroyed by Austria and Quebec gained independence...and its my fervent hope the British conquer them. :P
Somehow, Poland-Lithuania always seems to obliterate the Austrians whenever I play, and they just spread over a large area, sometimes reaching to France, and they're a bitch to get rid of. But you should try to get help from the Ottomans against the Russians. Those two don't really like each other.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on July 01, 2012, 12:30:26 PM
Somehow, Poland-Lithuania always seems to obliterate the Austrians whenever I play, and they just spread over a large area, sometimes reaching to France, and they're a bitch to get rid of. But you should try to get help from the Ottomans against the Russians. Those two don't really like each other.
That's odd. Poland-Lithuania always seem to get their asses kicked by Prussia and Austria in my games. For example, it's almost like a rule that Prussia conquers Gdansk/Danzig within the first 10 turns or so.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 01, 2012, 12:48:24 PM
That's odd. Poland-Lithuania always seem to get their asses kicked by Prussia and Austria in my games. For example, it's almost like a rule that Prussia conquers Gdansk/Danzig within the first 10 turns or so.
Austria is completely incompetent every time I play, and they always get conquered by Prussia or Poland-Lithuania very quickly.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 01, 2012, 04:22:52 PM
Well things have certainly got interesting. After a period of peace and dealing with Swedish rebellions, Sweden was ultimately destroyed by a Norwegian uprising, so now Norway has replaced Sweden on the map. After all that I declared war on Poland-Lithuiania, though after Hanover finally conquered Saxony. The first thing I did was take West Prussia and unite my disparate territories. Then I moved my armies from Scandinavia to Europe and launched an offensive on Baravia and Prague, both Polish occupied, and conquered Poland-Lithuiania's western territories. Austria was fortunately able to retake Vienna and a couple other territories, so Poland-Lithuiania was mostly reduced back to its former territory. During all this I made alliances with Britain, Austria, Hanover, Ottoman Empire and the Dutch who were all also at war with Poland-Lithuiania. I've also made trade agreements with them and many other nations, so I'm able to maintain multiple large armies and a large fleet.

However Poland-Lithuiania didn't remain idle. They launched multiple raids into my territories, and while they all died, I've still had to spend hundreds on repairs. At one point they captured East Prussia and laid siege to West Prussia, but fortunately West Prussia was saved and East Prussia retaken. Wesphalia and Wurttemburg made the mistake of declaring war on me, so after much bloodshed I conquered Westphalia and am currently laying siege to Wurttemburg. During this entire time I managed to get one of my Generals to a nine-star level, and he has brought me many victories.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 01, 2012, 05:23:53 PM
Well things have certainly got interesting. After a period of peace and dealing with Swedish rebellions, Sweden was ultimately destroyed by a Norwegian uprising, so now Norway has replaced Sweden on the map. After all that I declared war on Poland-Lithuiania, though after Hanover finally conquered Saxony. The first thing I did was take West Prussia and unite my disparate territories. Then I moved my armies from Scandinavia to Europe and launched an offensive on Baravia and Prague, both Polish occupied, and conquered Poland-Lithuiania's western territories. Austria was fortunately able to retake Vienna and a couple other territories, so Poland-Lithuiania was mostly reduced back to its former territory. During all this I made alliances with Britain, Austria, Hanover, Ottoman Empire and the Dutch who were all also at war with Poland-Lithuiania. I've also made trade agreements with them and many other nations, so I'm able to maintain multiple large armies and a large fleet.

However Poland-Lithuiania didn't remain idle. They launched multiple raids into my territories, and while they all died, I've still had to spend hundreds on repairs. At one point they captured East Prussia and laid siege to West Prussia, but fortunately West Prussia was saved and East Prussia retaken. Wesphalia and Wurttemburg made the mistake of declaring war on me, so after much bloodshed I conquered Westphalia and am currently laying siege to Wurttemburg. During this entire time I managed to get one of my Generals to a nine-star level, and he has brought me many victories.
What nation are you playing as again? I thought you were Great Britain.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on July 01, 2012, 07:09:14 PM
What nation are you playing as again? I thought you were Great Britain.
Reading this he can only be Prussia.



Nice job on your conquests, I remember it was a bitch to beat poland.
I need to pick up ETW again... Fun times.....
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 01, 2012, 09:51:32 PM
What nation are you playing as again? I thought you were Great Britain.

My first playthrough is Great Britain, and my current playthrough is Prussia.

Reading this he can only be Prussia.



Nice job on your conquests, I remember it was a bitch to beat poland.
I need to pick up ETW again... Fun times.....

Still is, Poland-Lithuiania has put up one hell of a fight, and I've had to replace my militia garrisons with Regulars to protect against sieges. Combine that with my current land armies and my treasury is beginning to feel the pinch, any more armies and I'm going start going into the negatives in revenue.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on July 04, 2012, 05:09:21 PM
Here is my progres in a new game of Napoleon Total War.

This is the first time I try Prussia...

At the start of the game I stayed out of the big wars and annexed the small nations around me, but when I declared war on France this happened:

(http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/936997007069653557/8F98BE3F5BBDDE7FBE4CDD48343D68E8C9A79C51/)
I didn't need anything else then artillery and a few units of light infantry to hold the centre. You should see their lines charging into the cannister shot meat grinder, it was glorious.... As a result I had more men in the flanks and enough cavalry to charge in their back as soon as their morale started to crumble...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 04, 2012, 05:18:01 PM
Here is my progres in a new game of Napoleon Total War.

This is the first time I try Prussia...

At the start of the game I stayed out of the big wars and annexed the small nations around me, but when I declared war on France this happened:

* le big-ass snip*
I didn't need anything else then artillery and a few units of light infantry to hold the centre. You should see their lines charging into the cannister shot meat grinder, it was glorious.... As a result I had more men in the flanks and enough cavalry to charge in their back as soon as their morale started to crumble...
Wait, wut? You lost 330 men, but the French only killed 193 enemies? Friendly fire much? :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on July 04, 2012, 05:45:34 PM
Wait, wut? You lost 330 men, but the French only killed 193 enemies? Friendly fire much? :D

Well, I ordered my men to charge the fleeing enemy while my cannons where still firing.... Not my best moment. But the lossed because of that are still very acceptable.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 04, 2012, 06:55:35 PM
Looks to me that you annexed more than just "small countries". :P

Never actually tried Napoleon...I like the new concepts introduced, such as attrition, but I never liked the reduced campaign map.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on July 04, 2012, 07:34:00 PM
Looks to me that you annexed more than just "small countries". :P

Never actually tried Napoleon...I like the new concepts introduced, such as attrition, but I never liked the reduced campaign map..

Wel, Oldenburg, Saxony just to name a bunch. Before this screenshot I already took the first province from france.

Attrition is a nice extra challenge, I have took keep my easteren armies in cities during the winter.

Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 04, 2012, 08:07:08 PM
Looks to me that you annexed more than just "small countries". :P

Never actually tried Napoleon...I like the new concepts introduced, such as attrition, but I never liked the reduced campaign map.
I don't recommend that game at all. I don't know what it is, but I don't think that game is any fun whatsoever. It's like Empires, only a little worse.

But I didn't know of this attrition thing. Might explain why my troops kept dying by the thousands during my first winter as Russia...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 04, 2012, 09:01:15 PM
Might explain why my troops kept dying by the thousands during my first winter as Russia...
One of Napoleon's mistakes, I believe.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 04, 2012, 10:19:18 PM
One of Napoleon's mistakes, I believe.
And Hitler's as well. Not that he has any relevance here.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 04, 2012, 11:43:09 PM
I don't recommend that game at all. I don't know what it is, but I don't think that game is any fun whatsoever. It's like Empires, only a little worse.

But I didn't know of this attrition thing. Might explain why my troops kept dying by the thousands during my first winter as Russia...

Are you dissing Empire: TW?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 04, 2012, 11:46:21 PM
Are you dissing Empire: TW?
I'm dissing Napoleon: TW. I'm saying its pretty much Empire: TW on a smaller scale and without the fun. Therefore, I do not find it worth playing.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 05, 2012, 12:06:34 AM
I'm dissing Napoleon: TW. I'm saying its pretty much Empire: TW on a smaller scale and without the fun. Therefore, I do not find it worth playing.

Good...good... :bandit:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 05, 2012, 12:30:04 AM
Good...good... :bandit:
If I had dissed Empire, would you have made another plan to kill me, then? Because they kinda suck.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 05, 2012, 01:18:57 AM
If I had dissed Empire, would you have made another plan to kill me, then? Because they kinda suck.

I've made plans to kill you? When was this?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 05, 2012, 01:48:06 AM
I've made plans to kill you? When was this?
Last week.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 05, 2012, 02:52:48 AM
Last week.

I see...and what did I say?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 05, 2012, 04:12:47 AM
I see...and what did I say?
:sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 05, 2012, 05:18:14 AM
:sorcerer:

So I said "Sorcerer!", interesting. I must have been drunk at the time, though not as much as Tobbs if he took a random, alcohol induced statement as a death threat. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 06, 2012, 07:21:26 AM
Well things got interesting in Northern and Western Europe. After a long and bloody war I was finally able to defeat and subdue Poland-Lithuania, leaving them only with Courland I conquered earlier, and gave to them out of pity. Venice and Genoa, no longer able to contain their hidden hate for each other, broke their alliance and declared war on one another. Fortunately I was able to get a trade agreement with Venice out of that, and I gave some chump change to them to help out. Unfortunately though later a giant dragon came out of former France and ate the Austrian King, which wasn't really ideal for my political ambitions. Apparently it all started because the King's men failed to put Humpty-Dumpty back together, after the silly bugger fell of a wall. Little bugger had it coming if you ask me, but dragon's can be a sensitive bunch for the strangest reasons. Anyways I sent a couple armies to smite the dragon, but they were all subsequently eaten. So I hate the diplomacy tab to try to reason with the dragon. At first it was adamant about its intent to destroy the world, but I was able to successfully point out the lack of a damsel, which pointed out the dragon was in breach of the Fairy Tale Conventions of 1607. Admitting defeat, the dragon went back to its layer.

Fortunately I got another break when the King of Great Britain offered his throne for whomever could find him a horse. I quickly went to the diplomacy thread and gave him the 5000 Guinea thoroughbred, and the King gratefully gave me his throne, allowing me to annex the British Empire. So now I control a Prussian Empire stretching from Northern Europe to the Americas and India.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 06, 2012, 10:39:18 AM
Well things got interesting in Northern and Western Europe. After a long and bloody war I was finally able to defeat and subdue Poland-Lithuania, leaving them only with Courland I conquered earlier, and gave to them out of pity. Venice and Genoa, no longer able to contain their hidden hate for each other, broke their alliance and declared war on one another. Fortunately I was able to get a trade agreement with Venice out of that, and I gave some chump change to them to help out. Unfortunately though later a giant dragon came out of former France and ate the Austrian King, which wasn't really ideal for my political ambitions. Apparently it all started because the King's men failed to put Humpty-Dumpty back together, after the silly bugger fell of a wall. Little bugger had it coming if you ask me, but dragon's can be a sensitive bunch for the strangest reasons. Anyways I sent a couple armies to smite the dragon, but they were all subsequently eaten. So I hate the diplomacy tab to try to reason with the dragon. At first it was adamant about its intent to destroy the world, but I was able to successfully point out the lack of a damsel, which pointed out the dragon was in breach of the Fairy Tale Conventions of 1607. Admitting defeat, the dragon went back to its layer.

Fortunately I got another break when the King of Great Britain offered his throne for whomever could find him a horse. I quickly went to the diplomacy thread and gave him the 5000 Guinea thoroughbred, and the King gratefully gave me his throne, allowing me to annex the British Empire. So now I control a Prussian Empire stretching from Northern Europe to the Americas and India.
What is this I don't even...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 06, 2012, 06:58:39 PM
What is this I don't even...

 :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 06, 2012, 07:38:24 PM
:sorcerer:
The wizard did it!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 10, 2012, 03:25:28 AM
Oly crap, I've just had my own version of the Revolutions of 1848 happen. First Anatolia rebelled against the Ottomans, taking the region. Then Greece won its independence in a short war, and then the Ukrainians and Tatars successfully rebelled against Russia, plus Georgia won its independence against them. Then the Ottomans suffered a revolution which turned it into a Republic. That's all in addition to what I've been going through. I've had two attempted Republican Revolutions, two Bavarian rebellions and two Danish rebellions. The Danish and Bavarian rebellions were put down easily enough, but the two attempted revolutions were close calls. Other than living a remarkably blessed life, the only reason I beat the revolutionaries was because I thought ahead of time, and placed elite units like the Garde du Corps and Superior Prussian Infantry in Berlin.

And there's still unrest in Bavaria, Denmark and Berlin. I suspect I'm going to be fighting revolutionaries and rebels for awhile yet. Can't even remove the universities, as while they're the primary cause, they're needed for research.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 10, 2012, 10:41:57 AM
Oly crap, I've just had my own version of the Revolutions of 1848 happen. First Anatolia rebelled against the Ottomans, taking the region. Then Greece won its independence in a short war, and then the Ukrainians and Tatars successfully rebelled against Russia, plus Georgia won its independence against them. Then the Ottomans suffered a revolution which turned it into a Republic. That's all in addition to what I've been going through. I've had two attempted Republican Revolutions, two Bavarian rebellions and two Danish rebellions. The Danish and Bavarian rebellions were put down easily enough, but the two attempted revolutions were close calls. Other than living a remarkably blessed life, the only reason I beat the revolutionaries was because I thought ahead of time, and placed elite units like the Garde du Corps and Superior Prussian Infantry in Berlin.

And there's still unrest in Bavaria, Denmark and Berlin. I suspect I'm going to be fighting revolutionaries and rebels for awhile yet. Can't even remove the universities, as while they're the primary cause, they're needed for research.
Just keep beating them down and they'll get calm eventually.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Deadeas on July 10, 2012, 02:45:56 PM
Oly crap, I've just had my own version of the Revolutions of 1848 happen. First Anatolia rebelled against the Ottomans, taking the region. Then Greece won its independence in a short war, and then the Ukrainians and Tatars successfully rebelled against Russia, plus Georgia won its independence against them. Then the Ottomans suffered a revolution which turned it into a Republic. That's all in addition to what I've been going through. I've had two attempted Republican Revolutions, two Bavarian rebellions and two Danish rebellions. The Danish and Bavarian rebellions were put down easily enough, but the two attempted revolutions were close calls. Other than living a remarkably blessed life, the only reason I beat the revolutionaries was because I thought ahead of time, and placed elite units like the Garde du Corps and Superior Prussian Infantry in Berlin.

And there's still unrest in Bavaria, Denmark and Berlin. I suspect I'm going to be fighting revolutionaries and rebels for awhile yet. Can't even remove the universities, as while they're the primary cause, they're needed for research.
Clearly, pepper spray is needed.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 10, 2012, 03:28:54 PM
(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5803/eu3mapsca165711191.png)
Latest update. Looking at this map, I realized how much of a nerd I've been with this game. How in the world did I get a girlfriend?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 10, 2012, 03:56:10 PM
([url]http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5803/eu3mapsca165711191.png[/url])
Latest update. Looking at this map, I realized how much of a nerd I've been with this game. How in the world did I get a girlfriend?


I could say something along the lines of God showing you favour...

Clearly, pepper spray is needed.


Yeah, because its not like bullets or bayonets or cannon would do me any good...

:P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 10, 2012, 04:02:30 PM
I could say something along the lines of God showing you favour...
Or maybe he is preparing a major troll on me for the lulz.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 11, 2012, 12:32:38 AM
Or maybe he is preparing a major troll on me for the lulz.

No, that would be the "other guy". :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 11, 2012, 12:43:53 AM
No, that would be the "other guy". :P
At least he approves of rock 'n' roll :P

Speaking of which.
Tenacious D Beelzeboss The Final Showdown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EJZCBdkjYE#)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 11, 2012, 01:12:35 AM
At least he approves of rock 'n' roll :P

Speaking of which.
Tenacious D Beelzeboss The Final Showdown ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EJZCBdkjYE#[/url])


He's also the guy that approves of you becoming broke, your computer breaking, calamity befalling you, losing your girlfriend, tormenting you both physically and mentally in various ways...:P

And that's just the small time stuff, so if you really want to throw your lot in with him...

On-topic: Polish territory has now been cut in half, thanks to Prussian and mostly Ottoman efforts. The Ottoman Empire in particular, despite slowly crumbling apart from the inside, is making a good deal of territorial gains from the Poles and Russians. They're major allies of me, but I'll have to keep my eye on them...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 11, 2012, 01:16:37 AM
He's also the guy that approves of you becoming broke, your computer breaking, calamity befalling you, losing your girlfriend, tormenting you both physically and mentally in various ways...:P

And that's just the small time stuff, so if you really want to throw your lot in with him...

On-topic: Polish territory has now been cut in half, thanks to Prussian and mostly Ottoman efforts. The Ottoman Empire in particular, despite slowly crumbling apart from the inside, is making a good deal of territorial gains from the Poles and Russians. They're major allies of me, but I'll have to keep my eye on them...
Off-topic: I would have stated my opinion on that, but it would start a major religious apeexcrement war, which doesn't seem so fun.

On-topic: Never trust the Turks.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 11, 2012, 01:24:48 AM
Off-topic: I would have stated my opinion on that, but it would start a major religious apeexcrement war, which doesn't seem so fun.

On-topic: Never trust the Turks.

Off-topic: I concur, wisdom would be agreeing to disagree on the religious stuff and moving on. ;)

On-topic: Indeed, I'll have to make sure to maintain profoessional instead of militia garrison's near the borders. Fortunately they seem tied up in a death struggle with Russia...and Russia recently conquered Persia and the Mughal Empire. So I think so long as the Russian Bear remains that large a threat, the Turks will work with me, but it pays to remain prepared.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 11, 2012, 01:27:26 AM
Off-topic: I concur, wisdom would be agreeing to disagree on the religious stuff and moving on. ;)

On-topic: Indeed, I'll have to make sure to maintain profoessional instead of militia garrison's near the borders. Fortunately they seem tied up in a death struggle with Russia...and Russia recently conquered Persia and the Mughal Empire. So I think so long as the Russian Bear remains that large a threat, the Turks will work with me, but it pays to remain prepared.
What about the French? They could cover your west front pretty well against both the Brits and the Spanish, should you make them your allies. If they are still war capable, that is.

And is Austria still in the game?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 11, 2012, 01:44:43 AM
What about the French? They could cover your west front pretty well against both the Brits and the Spanish, should you make them your allies. If they are still war capable, that is.

And is Austria still in the game?

Funny thing actually, is that Austria conquered France early in the game. So what used to be France is now Austria, however Austria lost a bunch of its original territory to the Polish. They were able to regain Austria itself and Tansylvania, but Hungary was taken by me and the Ottomans gained the rest. So Austria is still in the game, just positioned differentely now. Fortunately I have a military alliance with them, as well as with Hanover, Britain, Dutch Republic, Italian States and the Ottomans. Actually, we're all tied to the same alliances, and we all have indefinite military access to each other.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 11, 2012, 05:03:46 PM
Funny thing actually, is that Austria conquered France early in the game. So what used to be France is now Austria, however Austria lost a bunch of its original territory to the Polish. They were able to regain Austria itself and Tansylvania, but Hungary was taken by me and the Ottomans gained the rest. So Austria is still in the game, just positioned differentely now. Fortunately I have a military alliance with them, as well as with Hanover, Britain, Dutch Republic, Italian States and the Ottomans. Actually, we're all tied to the same alliances, and we all have indefinite military access to each other.
Good, good. Once you have defeated your mutual enemies, you can proceed to stab them all in the back one at a time >:D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 12, 2012, 08:36:35 AM
Good, good. Once you have defeated your mutual enemies, you can proceed to stab them all in the back one at a time >:D

It'll come to that eventually, though I have to make sure not invoke the wrath of the entire alliance. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 12, 2012, 12:46:24 PM
It'll come to that eventually, though I have to make sure not invoke the wrath of the entire alliance. :P
Attack the least liked first, obviously. And don't attack them while you are still allies. There will be far less hatin' towards you if you break the alliance first and then immediately declare war. Fun little loop hole, that is.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 12, 2012, 03:38:18 PM
Attack the least liked first, obviously. And don't attack them while you are still allies. There will be far less hatin' towards you if you break the alliance first and then immediately declare war. Fun little loop hole, that is.

Hmmm...that could work. Will have to check the diplomacy tab to see who's least popular...hopefully its the Italians or Austrians, as they have the most desireable teritory.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Deadeas on July 15, 2012, 01:04:39 AM
March 4th, 1124

King Máel-Sechnaill "the Wise" sits on the Irish throne, having united the entire island after his father, King Pátraic I, first formed the Kingdom of Ireland before his death in 1094. At present, Irish holding extend to the Isle of Man and into modern-day Wales, where King Máel-Sechnaill is intent on forming another kingdom to rule from the ashes of the disparate counties and dukedoms that currently occupy its lands.

Outside of Irish lands, the Scottish and the English continually struggle with revolts and instability.

Here is an overview of Britain and Ireland at present, (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11560232/Screenshots/ck2_5.bmp) as well as a closer view of my territories. (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11560232/Screenshots/ck2_6.bmp)

Here is the map of Europe at present. (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11560232/Screenshots/ck2_map_6.bmp)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 15, 2012, 01:18:44 AM
March 4th, 1124

King Máel-Sechnaill "the Wise" sits on the Irish throne, having united the entire island after his father, King Pátraic I, first formed the Kingdom of Ireland before his death in 1094. At present, Irish holding extend to the Isle of Man and into modern-day Wales, where King Máel-Sechnaill is intent on forming another kingdom to rule from the ashes of the disparate counties and dukedoms that currently occupy its lands.

Outside of Irish lands, the Scottish and the English continually struggle with revolts and instability.

Here is an overview of Britain and Ireland at present, (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11560232/Screenshots/ck2_5.bmp) as well as a closer view of my territories. (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11560232/Screenshots/ck2_6.bmp)

Here is the map of Europe at present. (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11560232/Screenshots/ck2_map_6.bmp)

the British Isles have it good comapred to the rest of Europe it seems, though I wonder if the Scots are going to do anything about that Swedish foothold...

So after you take over Wales, what do you plan next?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Deadeas on July 15, 2012, 01:28:19 AM
the British Isles have it good comapred to the rest of Europe it seems, though I wonder if the Scots are going to do anything about that Swedish foothold...
So after you take over Wales, what do you plan next?
England, then Scotland. I'm intent on forming the Empire of Britannia.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 15, 2012, 01:44:01 AM
England, then Scotland. I'm intent on forming the Empire of Britannia.

Good goal, though it looks like you're going to have to contend with the HRE, Sweden and France before or after...provided they're still around at that point.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Deadeas on July 15, 2012, 01:52:17 AM
Good goal, though it looks like you're going to have to contend with the HRE, Sweden and France before or after...provided they're still around at that point.
Sweden and Norway will likely be my biggest enemies. Thankfully, England's royal line is still descended from Harold Godwinson, rather than the Bastard, so no French interconnections. As for the HRE, they don't tend to interfere in island business in any of the games I've played before, so I doubt they'll jump in.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 15, 2012, 02:54:31 AM
Sweden and Norway will likely be my biggest enemies. Thankfully, England's royal line is still descended from Harold Godwinson, rather than the Bastard, so no French interconnections. As for the HRE, they don't tend to interfere in island business in any of the games I've played before, so I doubt they'll jump in.

Sweden certainly seems the most likely, seeing as you'll likely have to push them out of Scotland, though I wonder if the Norwegians will interfere.

Hmmm, right this is before William the Conqueror showed up, so yeah I guess France wouldn't have much interest in the isles.

Well with the HRE it would depend, wouldn't it? I mean if you start carving territory out of Continental Europe I can see them getting involved...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Deadeas on July 15, 2012, 03:14:02 AM
Sweden certainly seems the most likely, seeing as you'll likely have to push them out of Scotland, though I wonder if the Norwegians will interfere.
Hmmm, right this is before William the Conqueror showed up, so yeah I guess France wouldn't have much interest in the isles.
Well with the HRE it would depend, wouldn't it? I mean if you start carving territory out of Continental Europe I can see them getting involved...

You've got Sweden and Norway reversed. They're the ones with the foothold in Scotland. And you're right regardless.

Actually, it's after. Harold Godwinson just didn't lose the Battle of Stamford Bridge.

True enough, although Scandinavia is more likely to be a target of mine than central Europe.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 15, 2012, 03:33:34 AM
You've got Sweden and Norway reversed. They're the ones with the foothold in Scotland. And you're right regardless.

Actually, it's after. Harold Godwinson just didn't lose the Battle of Stamford Bridge.

True enough, although Scandinavia is more likely to be a target of mine than central Europe.

Hmmm, so I did. Still, a Scandinavian conquest should prove useful.

Ahhh, forgot the date you posted. For some reason I thought the year was in the 1040's. Still, regardless it looks like your French flank is clear then, unless France decides to finish what William started for whatever reason.

Well seeing as you'll likely be warring with them first, that's true. Still, once your done with Scandinavia there won't be many places left to expand, unless you go after Eastern Europe...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 15, 2012, 12:20:19 PM
So I started playing Hearts of Iron 2 as germany, with the goal of winning ww2 (obviously) and re-building the kaiser's fleet. As the game started I ordered 6 Bismark Class battleships, and began building light cruisers to aid them. By the time war broke out I has 12 out of a pre-ww1 17, so I was getting closer. However, things didn't go as planned. In 1938 when I demanded the Sudetenland, instead of getting it, Czechoslovakia just joined the axis, odd. Then when I went to war with Poland Britain and France did nothing...

What caused this you ask? Well I'm not sure, but, the Republicans did win the 1938 election, so I blame the GOP.
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Post by: Grif101 on July 15, 2012, 03:43:52 PM
So I started playing Hearts of Iron 2 as germany, with the goal of winning ww2 (obviously) and re-building the kaiser's fleet. As the game started I ordered 6 Bismark Class battleships, and began building light cruisers to aid them. By the time war broke out I has 12 out of a pre-ww1 17, so I was getting closer. However, things didn't go as planned. In 1938 when I demanded the Sudetenland, instead of getting it, Czechoslovakia just joined the axis, odd. Then when I went to war with Poland Britain and France did nothing...

What caused this you ask? Well I'm not sure, but, the Republicans did win the 1938 election, so I blame the GOP.

Typical, leave it to the GOP to ruin a good time. So what's your next move? Conquer the Soviets? Though then again if you did that the US might end up invading Mexico...
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Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 15, 2012, 10:18:30 PM
Typical, leave it to the GOP to ruin a good time. So what's your next move? Conquer the Soviets? Though then again if you did that the US might end up invading Mexico...

I'll end up doing that as well, but I don't get to use my fancy battle sleet I spent all this time building.
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Post by: Grif101 on July 16, 2012, 06:32:28 PM
I'll end up doing that as well, but I don't get to use my fancy battle sleet I spent all this time building.

You never know, considering how wacky this playthrough is, you might end up fighting some South American navy...maybe the Argentineans...
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Post by: mikethor007 on July 16, 2012, 09:12:37 PM
You never know, considering how wacky this playthrough is, you might end up fighting some South American navy...maybe the Argentineans...
Over the Falklands?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 16, 2012, 10:10:59 PM
Over the Falklands?

Seeing as Germany doesn't own the Falklands, no. But I was thinking about the recent tensions over the obviously British territory, so I decided to throw in Argentina. Truth be told, in real life they need a good smacking around, something I think the British are more capable of than in the 80's. :P
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Post by: mikethor007 on July 17, 2012, 09:23:34 PM
they need a good smacking around
Argentinians?
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Post by: Grif101 on July 18, 2012, 07:07:15 AM
Argentinians?

Yes, the Argentinians need a good smacking around. By the way thanks for showing me how to spell Argentinians properly. Grammar mistakes will not be tolerated even with myself! :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 18, 2012, 12:34:41 PM
Yes, the Argentinians need a good smacking around.
Awesome, Carry on! :sorcerer:
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Post by: Grif101 on July 18, 2012, 07:06:58 PM
Awesome, Carry on! :sorcerer:

Glad to see you agree. :P

Now on-topic: Prussia stands awesome. That is all.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 12:15:00 AM
It is done. After infuriating me with their constant raids, I have finally destroyed Poland-Lithuania. I am also at peace with Russia, Spain and Courland. So for now the only people I have to fight are rebels and revolutionaries. I wanted to make Courland a protectorate, but unfortunately Quebec of all nations beat me to them (they somehow even managed to convince Poland-Lithiania to become one too, before the end). Fortunately as well I'm also almost finished researching everything, so once thats done I can remove the universities, and end all these uprisings. So essentially for now I'm going to focus on domestic issues, before seeking further expansion...hmmm, maybe attack Russia. They have no friends and Austria refuses to give me a port in the Balkans, so I can't attack the Spanish. Finland, Estonia & Livonia and St. Petersburg seem to be regions worth attacking in Russia.
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Post by: Savakka1 on July 20, 2012, 05:58:43 PM
Welp. I have started a new game as the Ottoman Empire in EUIII (Just love playing as them) Going extremely well so far, and will post some screenies at the later date. :P

Anyway, I'm also pretty excited about two upcoming games from Paradox: March of the Eagles and East vs West

March of the Eagles, which takes place in the Napoleonic Wars era Europe, is described as a mix of Hearts Of Iron and Sengoku with alot of EU influence

But above all, I'm excited about East vs West, as it finally adds the era I have wanted to see in a Paradox's series of grand strategy games for a long time: The Cold War.  It is made on Paradox's Clausewitz engine like all the modern Paradox games, and has a short basic description of "As the 1950’s approach, the arms race intensifies and the world fears World War III as the US and USSR fight for global dominance. Guide your country through this dangerous historical era with all means direct and conventional, nuclear or indirect, via diplomacy, espionage and economy." 

Details from both games are rather limited right now, but I'm certainly hyped about East vs West more than any other upcoming game at the moment.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 06:19:39 PM
Welp. I have started a new game as the Ottoman Empire in EUIII (Just love playing as them) Going extremely well so far, and will post some screenies at the later date. :P

Anyway, I'm also pretty excited about two upcoming games from Paradox: March of the Eagles and East vs West

March of the Eagles, which takes place in the Napoleonic Wars era Europe, is described as a mix of Hearts Of Iron and Sengoku with alot of EU influence

But above all, I'm excited about East vs West, as it finally adds the era I have wanted to see in a Paradox's series of grand strategy game for a long time: The Cold War.  It is made on Paradox's Clausewitz engine like all the modern Paradox games, and has a short basic description of "As the 1950’s approach, the arms race intensifies and the world fears World War III as the US and USSR fight for global dominance. Guide your country through this dangerous historical era with all means direct and conventional, nuclear or indirect, via diplomacy, espionage and economy." 

Details from both games are rather limited right now, but I'm certainly hyped about East vs West more than any other upcoming game at the moment.

I am now equaly as hyped. I must now swear off food for three days to save up enough to buy these games.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 20, 2012, 06:22:10 PM
Welp. I have started a new game as the Ottoman Empire in EUIII (Just love playing as them) Going extremely well so far, and will post some screenies at the later date. :P

Anyway, I'm also pretty excited about two upcoming games from Paradox: March of the Eagles and East vs West

March of the Eagles, which takes place in the Napoleonic Wars era Europe, is described as a mix of Hearts Of Iron and Sengoku with alot of EU influence

But above all, I'm excited about East vs West, as it finally adds the era I have wanted to see in a Paradox's series of grand strategy game for a long time: The Cold War.  It is made on Paradox's Clausewitz engine like all the modern Paradox games, and has a short basic description of "As the 1950’s approach, the arms race intensifies and the world fears World War III as the US and USSR fight for global dominance. Guide your country through this dangerous historical era with all means direct and conventional, nuclear or indirect, via diplomacy, espionage and economy." 

Details from both games are rather limited right now, but I'm certainly hyped about East vs West more than any other upcoming game at the moment.
Play it as the USSR! >:D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on July 20, 2012, 06:25:37 PM
If they succeed in pulling off the political, diplomatic and economical side of that game, I'm going to love the crap out of it.
Play it as the USSR! >:D
Definitely will. :P
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Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 06:28:14 PM
If they succeed in pulling off the political, diplomatic and economical side of that game, I'm going to love the crap out of it.Definitely will. :P

Can you play as any country? I'd love to pull off making Canada a superpower. The US and USSR sure as hell wouldn't see it coming. :P
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Post by: Savakka1 on July 20, 2012, 06:36:36 PM
Can you play as any country? I'd love to pull off making Canada a superpower. The US and USSR sure as hell wouldn't see it coming. :P
It will be the same as in any other Paradox game. All the countries are available.

Finland was in a very interesting position during the Cold War, and if the diplomacal,political and economical sides of the game are handled well, it should prove to be very interesting to play as Finland.
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Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 06:44:24 PM
It will be the same as in any other Paradox game. All the countries are available.

Finland was in a very interesting position during the Cold War, and if the diplomacal,political and economical sides of the game are handled well, it should prove to be very interesting to play as Finland.

Paradox...they're the guys that made the Supreme Ruler Series, right?

If I recall correctly, Finland hated (and still does) the USSR/Russia, but wasn't chummy with NATO either. Still, they would have likely been the first to be invaded if the Cold War went hot.
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Post by: Savakka1 on July 20, 2012, 06:56:00 PM
Paradox...they're the guys that made the Supreme Ruler Series, right?

If I recall correctly, Finland hated (and still does) the USSR/Russia, but wasn't chummy with NATO either. Still, they would have likely been the first to be invaded if the Cold War went hot.
Paradox also made Hearts of Iron, Victoria and Europa Universalis games. :P

And our policy during the Cold War was one of appeasment to the USSR. They were our neighbours after all and Leningrad was/is very close to our boarder, so obviously they wanted to secure their North Western boarder. We had a Agreement of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance with them. Under the pact, we were obliged to resist armed attacks by "Germany or its allies" (in reality NATO) against Finland, or against the Soviet Union through Finland, with the help of the Soviet army if necessary. So if a war of agression against the Soviets broke out, and our lands were used as an invasion route. we would have been obliged to side with the Soviets under this pact. Soviets tried to tie us closer to the Warsaw Pact as time progressed though, althought it was never met with huge success. Anyway, Soviets still used to have alot of influence on Finnish politics during the Cold War.

Finland tried to maintain a policy of neutrality though. We wanted to get closer to the West and especially closer to the EEC, but Soviets tried to prevent us from going too far into the west and away from them, so it was a game of balancing between neutrality, economical interests and the Soviet influence.
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Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 07:02:35 PM
Paradox also made Hearts of Iron, Victoria and Europa Universalis games. :P

And our policy during the Cold War was one of appeasment to the USSR. They were our neighbours after all and Leningrad was/is very close to our boarder, so obviously they wanted to secure their North Western boarder. We had a Agreement of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance with them. Under the pact, we were obliged to resist armed attacks by "Germany or its allies" (in reality NATO) against Finland, or against the Soviet Union through Finland, with the help of the Soviet army if necessary. So if a war of agression against the Soviets broke out, and our lands were used as an invasion route. we would have been obliged to side with the Soviets under this pact. Soviets tried to tie us closer to the Warsaw Pact as time progressed though, althought it was never met with huge success. Anyway, Soviets still used to have alot of influence on Finnish politics during the Cold War.

Finland tried to maintain a policy of neutrality though. We wanted to get closer to the West and especially closer to the EEC, but Soviets tried to prevent us from going too far into the west and away from them, so it was a game of balancing between neutrality, economical interests and the Soviet influence.

That I knew too. :P

I knew the Soviets had influence over Finland...but I never realized Finland was so tied to the USSR. Considering those two's past history, I would've thought Finland would have popped a blood vessel at the thought of appeasing the USSR. I always thought too that Finland was likely to be invaded the Soviets, not the other way around. Man, I really need to brush up on my Cold War history.
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Post by: Savakka1 on July 20, 2012, 07:09:22 PM
That I knew too. :P

I knew the Soviets had influence over Finland...but I never realized Finland was so tied to the USSR. Considering those two's past history, I would've thought Finland would have popped a blood vessel at the thought of appeasing the USSR. I always thought too that Finland was likely to be invaded the Soviets, not the other way around. Man, I really need to brush up on my Cold War history.
I remember seeing some old Cold War era docs where Finland is sometimes painted red with lands like Poland and East Germany. It wasn't nearly as bad as that :D, but East certainly had much more control over us than the West, for example, they had influence on presidental elections (The reason why we had Urho Kekkonen as a president for 25 years) and they also had influence over which political parties of individuals were allowed in the government.

But we never had a socialist system, we were a modern democracy with a market economy, and we weren't really tied to the Warsaw Pact, and Soviets didn't have military bases or forces in Finland.
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Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 07:19:56 PM
I remember seeing some old Cold War era docs where Finland is sometimes painted red with lands like Poland and East Germany. It wasn't nearly as bad as that :D, but East certainly had much more control over us than the West, for example, they had influence on presidental elections (The reason why we had Urho Kekkonen as a president for 25 years) and they also had influence over which political parties of individuals were allowed in the government.

But we never had a socialist system, we were a modern democracy with a market economy, and we weren't really tied to the Warsaw Pact, and Soviets didn't have military bases or forces in Finland.

So they only politically dominated you then. :P

I wonder what current Finnish-Russian relations are these days...
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Post by: Savakka1 on July 20, 2012, 07:23:08 PM
Hmm... Shortly put, we appeased them because it was within our interests to appease them due to our security and economical interests, but we tried to limit the appeasment to the point, that our national sovereignty and interests weren't compromised, even if they were couple of occasions where this didn't succeed, as pointed above, but we managed to remain outside the Warsaw Pact, and the communists only occasionaly made it to the government in elections, so their ideological influence in our country was almost never that big. But what can you do with such a huge superpower right next to your doorstep? :P

And they aren't that bad today from my point of view. Russian Federation is not nearly as aggressive or interventional as the USSR. We still have some occasional diplomatic issues. And of course, there is some bad blood due to our history, but it is not an issue to me.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 20, 2012, 07:24:23 PM
It will be the same as in any other Paradox game. All the countries are available.
If that turns out to be true, Brazil should be avalable as a country too, but a kind of weak ass one...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on July 20, 2012, 07:39:39 PM
If that turns out to be true, Brazil should be avalable as a country too, but a kind of weak ass one...
Well, it is still a regional power, so it's not all that bad. Even with all the political turmoil Brazil had back then, and with the Latin America being under heavy influence from USA.
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Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 07:43:10 PM
Hmm... Shortly put, we appeased them because it was within our interests to appease them due to our security and economical interests, but we tried to limit the appeasment to the point, that our national sovereignty and interests weren't compromised, even if they were couple of occasions where this didn't succeed, as pointed above, but we managed to remain outside the Warsaw Pact, and the communists only occasionaly made it to the government in elections, so their ideological influence in our country was almost never that big. But what can you do with such a huge superpower right next to your doorstep? :P

And they aren't that bad today from my point of view. Russian Federation is not nearly as aggressive or interventional as the USSR. We still have some occasional diplomatic issues. And of course, there is some bad blood due to our history, but it is not an issue to me.

I know the feeling, we appease the high and mighty US for similair reasons. Only difference is you guys were able to get out, we're still stuck. :P

Well, it is still a regional power, so it's not all that bad. Even with all the political turmoil Brazil had back then, and with the Latin America being under heavy influence from USA.

Are you kidding, mikethor could do more with Brazil than I with Canada. Even today the Brazilian military is better equipped and larger than the Canadian Forces...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 20, 2012, 07:45:47 PM
Well, it is still a regional power, so it's not all that bad. Even with all the political turmoil Brazil had back then, and with the Latin America being under heavy influence from USA.
If we assume that the Cold War ocurred between 1947 and 1991 then...political turmoil indeed. We had a dictatorship installed here from 1964 to 1985.
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Post by: Savakka1 on July 20, 2012, 07:50:30 PM
If we assume that the Cold War ocurred between 1947 and 1991 then...political turmoil indeed. We had a dictatorship installed here from 1964 to 1985.
And a period of political instability before that IIRC. Don't know that much from Barazilian history of that era, and only person I can name from that period is Getulio Vargas.
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Post by: Tobbs on July 20, 2012, 07:52:28 PM
If we assume that the Cold War ocurred between 1947 and 1991 then...political turmoil indeed. We had a dictatorship installed here from 1964 to 1985.
Wait, wut? The Cold War lasted that long? I thought it was between 1951 and 1958 or something :ermm:

Again, we do not learn much about wars here. The only thing I know about the Cold War was that the US and Soviets were at each other's throats for a while. But it couldn't possibly have lasted until 1991? The Soviet Union disappeared in 1989, after all.
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Post by: Tobbs on July 20, 2012, 07:53:14 PM
Are you kidding, mikethor could do more with Brazil than I with Canada. Even today the Brazilian military is better equipped and larger than the Canadian Forces...
UFE :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on July 20, 2012, 07:54:26 PM
Wait, wut? The Cold War lasted that long? I thought it was between 1951 and 1958 or something :ermm:

Again, we do not learn much about wars here. The only thing I know about the Cold War was that the US and Soviets were at each other's throats for a while. But it couldn't possibly have lasted until 1991? The Soviet Union disappeared in 1989, after all.
USSR was formally dissolved in December of 1991
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Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 07:56:01 PM
Hmmm...wait a second. I'm thinking post-unification Canadian military. During the late 40's to 50's, Canada had one of the largest militaries in the world, somewhere along the lines of third largest airforce and fourth largest navy. It wasn't until the Trudeau-era (60's-70's) that the military was castrated by the Liberals. So if the game starts in 1947, then things could become very interesting with Canada...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 20, 2012, 07:57:50 PM
USSR was formally dissolved in December of 1991
It took three years? Seriously?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 20, 2012, 07:58:50 PM
Hmmm...wait a second. I'm thinking post-unification Canadian military. During the late 40's to 50's, Canada had one of the largest militaries in the world, somewhere along the lines of third largest airforce and fourth largest navy. It wasn't until the Trudeau-era (60's-70's) that the military was castrated by the Liberals. So if the game starts in 1947, then things could become very interesting with Canada...
Why do your Liberals pick on the military so much? Is that what they do over there or something?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 08:00:02 PM
It took three years? Seriously?

Yup, 1989-1991. Takes awhile for a whole institution like the USSR to collapse like it did.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on July 20, 2012, 08:01:55 PM
Are you kidding, mikethor could do more with Brazil than I with Canada. Even today the Brazilian military is better equipped and larger than the Canadian Forces...
Brazil is strong today. It's name appears next to the likes of India and China for a good reason with its economical growth. But back then... As far as I know, Brazil's situation wasn't as ideal, but like I have said before, Brazil's history is one of the weakest areas of knowlege I have with history.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on July 20, 2012, 08:04:26 PM
Yup, 1989-1991. Takes awhile for a whole institution like the USSR to collapse like it did.
There were hopes and negotiations of reforming the USSR into Union of Sovereing States http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_Sovereign_States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_Sovereign_States)
The August Coup attempt of 1991 by the hard-liners ruined the chances of this plan though, and therefore, any hope of saving the USSR.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 08:05:22 PM
Why do your Liberals pick on the military so much? Is that what they do over there or something?

Idealism mainly. Trudeau started the idea that Canadian soldiers should be peacekeeprs, instead of soldiers. The Liberals want Canada to be a peace loving, anti-war nation. So they reflect those ideals by reducing the military to its bare bones, figuring if anything happened the US would protect us. The excrementty thing is that the population caught on to Trudeau's misguided ideals, so there's not a whole lot of support for the military. Fortunately with the Conservatives in power they're trying to undo that damage, and restore some pride for the armed forces.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 08:09:21 PM
There were hopes and negotiations of reforming the USSR into Union of Sovereing States [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_Sovereign_States[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_Sovereign_States[/url])
The August Coup attempt of 1991 by the hard-liners ruined the chances of this plan though, and therefore, any hope of saving the USSR.


I remember that. It was supposed to be a more open and looser form of the USSR. When the August Coup happened it completely discredited the entire Union government. I think it was a Yuri Andropov who took advantage of the situation and declared Russia to be independent of the USSR...which killed it essentially.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 08:11:01 PM
Brazil is strong today. It's name appears next to the likes of India and China for a good reason with its economical growth. But back then... As far as I know, Brazil's situation wasn't as ideal, but like I have said before, Brazil's history is one of the weakest areas of knowlege I have with history.

Yeah, like I said I was thinking post-1968 unification of the military. 40's to 50's was the heyday of the military.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on July 20, 2012, 08:13:48 PM
I remember that. It was supposed to be a more open and looser form of the USSR. When the August Coup happened it completely discredited the entire Union government. I think it was a Yuri Andropov who took advantage of the situation and declared Russia to be independent of the USSR...which killed it essentially.
General Secretary Andropov died in 1984. It was Boris Yeltsin who seized power in Moscow's political institutions after the August Coup, as he was in a primary role in defeating it.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 20, 2012, 08:16:04 PM
Idealism mainly. Trudeau started the idea that Canadian soldiers should be peacekeeprs, instead of soldiers. The Liberals want Canada to be a peace loving, anti-war nation. So they reflect those ideals by reducing the military to its bare bones, figuring if anything happened the US would protect us. The excrementty thing is that the population caught on to Trudeau's misguided ideals, so there's not a whole lot of support for the military. Fortunately with the Conservatives in power they're trying to undo that damage, and restore some pride for the armed forces.
Hmm...I'm going to start with Canada here. I'm having kinda mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I think Canada should make themselves noticed and not just sit in the shadow of the US. On the other hand, I don't like the United States' warring ways, and I think the world would feel better with less war and more hippy peace lovin'.

And onto Sweden, where it seems the Liberals are not like the ones you know of. Over here the Liberals just don't give a excrement about the military most of the time. Both Conservatives and Liberals here want us to participate in UN operations, which I honestly don't mind. And now I will stop speaking before I start rambling.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 08:16:47 PM
General Secretary Andropov died in 1984. It was Boris Yeltsin who seized power in Moscow's political institutions after the August Coup, as he was in a primary role in defeating it.

Right, knew I got the name mixed up.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on July 20, 2012, 08:20:33 PM
Finland's military has recieved some cuts as of recent due to the global economic situation. Not that it bothers me. Our military isn't in that good condition or prepared for modern war IMHO, and I don't see it as that useful anymore. We try to be more like the "Peace keeping superpower" these days, and we have alot of peace keepers all over the world. Rather lot for our tiny size.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 08:24:11 PM
Hmm...I'm going to start with Canada here. I'm having kinda mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I think Canada should make themselves noticed and not just sit in the shadow of the US. On the other hand, I don't like the United States' warring ways, and I think the world would feel better with less war and more hippy peace lovin'.

And onto Sweden, where it seems the Liberals are not like the ones you know of. Over here the Liberals just don't give a excrement about the military most of the time. Both Conservatives and Liberals here want us to participate in UN operations, which I honestly don't mind. And now I will stop speaking before I start rambling.

Never said I agreed with US foreign policy. Its just that our military has been so reduced we can't even defend the country anymore. Then again that appears to be the case with most NATO militaries these days. We could do more with a larger CF, gain back some respect and contribute more to NATO. As for the UN I personally think the whole organization should be disbanded, it's just become one huge failure.

Hmmm, by not give a excrement do you mean they just ignore your military?

Back on-topic, I think I'd get Canada to expand in the Caribbean, before getting more involved with other world affairs.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 08:26:19 PM
Finland's military has recieved some cuts as of recent due to the global economic situation. Not that it bothers me. Our military isn't in that good condition or prepared for modern war IMHO, and I don't see it as that useful anymore. We try to be more like the "Peace keeping superpower" these days, and we have alot of peace keepers all over the world. Rather lot for our tiny size.

So you're the ones that took our spot! :P

Well feel free to keep it, less Canadian peacekeepers means more Canadian soldiers. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on July 20, 2012, 08:32:23 PM
So you're the ones that took our spot! :P

Well feel free to keep it, less Canadian peacekeepers means more Canadian soldiers. :P
And like I said, our military is not the most prepared one when it come to military. Not that I care about it, as I consider Finnish military to be innefficent for its purpose in any case. :P

Also. our security has improved a lot since the fall of the USSR, so need for the military is not as large as before.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 20, 2012, 08:33:50 PM
Idealism mainly. Trudeau started the idea that Canadian soldiers should be peacekeeprs, instead of soldiers.
It's basically what I think our military forces are. I still think that we're ill equipped to fight any sort of real war.
We have troops, but that's it.

Armor, as in tanks, is old. Ships are old, and the biggest we have are frigates and corvettes, plus we only have ONE carrier. Subs aren't much.

Similar situation in our airforce. Most of our hardware was used previously.

We're in a similar situation to Canada. Our hardware is growing old, and the politicians are sometimes deliberately keeping it that way. It may happen that someday Venezuela gets something far better than us due to oil commerce and then who knows what will happen.

Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 20, 2012, 08:55:50 PM
Never said I agreed with US foreign policy. Its just that our military has been so reduced we can't even defend the country anymore. Then again that appears to be the case with most NATO militaries these days. We could do more with a larger CF, gain back some respect and contribute more to NATO. As for the UN I personally think the whole organization should be disbanded, it's just become one huge failure.

Hmmm, by not give a excrement do you mean they just ignore your military?

Back on-topic, I think I'd get Canada to expand in the Caribbean, before getting more involved with other world affairs.
Maybe Sweden made a good call in not joining NATO, then. Still, our politicians are constantly trying to find easier ways to kiss NATO's ass, so I don't know how that will turn out. And yes, the UN is a big fiasco, and accidentally got it mixed up with EU in my head. We have operations in EU.

And by not giving a excrement I mean they leave the military as it is and doesn't make any changes whatsoever. And that's just fine by me - we've got a pretty good military for such a small country population-wise.

On topic, I think you should take Alaska from the Yanks sometime. The map will look much better then 8)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 08:56:38 PM
It's basically what I think our military forces are. I still think that we're ill equipped to fight any sort of real war.
We have troops, but that's it.

Armor, as in tanks, is old. Ships are old, and the biggest we have are frigates and corvettes, plus we only have ONE carrier. Subs aren't much.

Similar situation in our airforce. Most of our hardware was used previously.

We're in a similar situation to Canada. Our hardware is growing old, and the politicians are sometimes deliberately keeping it that way. It may happen that someday Venezuela gets something far better than us due to oil commerce and then who knows what will happen.

I should mention that Canada doesn't have any Carriers whatsoever. And you guys still have working submarines, we managed to break all of ours. :P

But yeah, I can see where your coming from. We need a bigger, more motivated and harder-edged military. The Canadian military is actually required to be politically correct. They're not even allowed to use live ammo during training anymore, you know for shooting over our heads. Its depressing to the extreme.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 20, 2012, 08:58:12 PM
So you're the ones that took our spot! :P

Well feel free to keep it, less Canadian peacekeepers means more Canadian soldiers. :P
Exactly what do you plan to do with those soldiers? Invade Russia?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 10:20:01 PM
Exactly what do you plan to do with those soldiers? Invade Russia?

What do I hope the government will do with the extra manpower, you mean? I hope they'll increase Canada's presence on the world stage, decrease our reliance on the US and expand our usefulness with NATO.

Maybe Sweden made a good call in not joining NATO, then. Still, our politicians are constantly trying to find easier ways to kiss NATO's ass, so I don't know how that will turn out. And yes, the UN is a big fiasco, and accidentally got it mixed up with EU in my head. We have operations in EU.

And by not giving a excrement I mean they leave the military as it is and doesn't make any changes whatsoever. And that's just fine by me - we've got a pretty good military for such a small country population-wise.

On topic, I think you should take Alaska from the Yanks sometime. The map will look much better then 8)

NATO doesn't actually have anything to do with the decreasing military strength. By NATO militaries I was just generally referring to the West. NATO would actually be overjoyed if all the member-states started building up their military strength.

Sweden is actually being smart with chumming up to NATO, without actually joining it. Being neutral may mean you don't have enemies, but you won't have friends either. So Sweden is making sure they have friends still.  ;)

Oh believe me, taking Alaska will be on the agenda for my planned Canadian superpower. 8)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on July 20, 2012, 10:27:46 PM
Exactly what do you plan to do with those soldiers? Invade Russia?
Mandatory Military service actually would be a good policy. 2 years.

The extra recruits could do work for their respective governments, it would provide young adults with Jobs, there for decreasing unemployment and productivity of the Nation. They would be fixing roads, building roads, building schools and other buildings, and be a general boon.

Germany and a couple other countries do this, and they seem to have the lowest Unemployment ratings.....

I was thinking this is an awesome idea. Sadly to little to late for many.  My step mom talked about it and it does sound pretty smart.

I wonder if this is something that can be used in the massive strategy games.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 20, 2012, 10:36:19 PM
Mandatory Military service actually would be a good policy. 2 years.

The extra recruits could do work for their respective governments, it would provide young adults with Jobs, there for decreasing unemployment and productivity of the Nation. They would be fixing roads, building roads, building schools and other buildings, and be a general boon.

Germany and a couple other countries do this, and they seem to have the lowest Unemployment ratings.....

I was thinking this is an awesome idea. Sadly to little to late for many.  My step mom talked about it and it does sound pretty smart.

I wonder if this is something that can be used in the massive strategy games.
We had mandatory military service in Sweden for a long time. Then it stopped being mandatory, and two years ago it was removed all together. Now you must enlist in order to ever have the chance to learn how to shoot a gun not used for hunting. By what you said, it sounds like a bad idea. But my lazy side thinks its a really good idea.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 10:52:14 PM
Mandatory Military service actually would be a good policy. 2 years.

The extra recruits could do work for their respective governments, it would provide young adults with Jobs, there for decreasing unemployment and productivity of the Nation. They would be fixing roads, building roads, building schools and other buildings, and be a general boon.

Germany and a couple other countries do this, and they seem to have the lowest Unemployment ratings.....

I was thinking this is an awesome idea. Sadly to little to late for many.  My step mom talked about it and it does sound pretty smart.

I wonder if this is something that can be used in the massive strategy games.

You know, that would be an excellent idea in Canada. Except people here would see it as a violation of their so-called rights, warmongering and totalitarianism. One of the reasons why I despair over Canada's excessive liberal attitudes...but that's another discussion altogether.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 20, 2012, 11:55:11 PM
It's basically what I think our military forces are. I still think that we're ill equipped to fight any sort of real war.
We have troops, but that's it.

Armor, as in tanks, is old. Ships are old, and the biggest we have are frigates and corvettes, plus we only have ONE carrier. Subs aren't much.

Similar situation in our airforce. Most of our hardware was used previously.

We're in a similar situation to Canada. Our hardware is growing old, and the politicians are sometimes deliberately keeping it that way. It may happen that someday Venezuela gets something far better than us due to oil commerce and then who knows what will happen.

Brazil is still a regional superpower, the fact that you have an aircraft carrier at all puts you in the top ten navies in the world.

As far as tanks go yes the Leopard Is and M60s are old but they're still good solid vehicles, unless you're planning on taking on Abrams or Leo IIs you're fine in that regard, the only place you might be lacking in a bit is air force, but even then thats not bad 
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2012, 11:59:52 PM
Brazil is still a regional superpower, the fact that you have an aircraft carrier at all puts you in the top ten navies in the world.

As far as tanks go yes the Leopard Is and M60s are old but they're still good solid vehicles, unless you're planning on taking on Abrams or Leo IIs you're fine in that regard, the only place you might be lacking in a bit is air force, but even then thats not bad

Good grief, they're still using M60's? Well its as you said, unless they plan on taking on NATO, they're fine. Brazil could dominate most of the nations in South and Central America, unless as mikethor said Venezuela starts using their oil profits to upgrade their military.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 21, 2012, 12:07:18 AM
Good grief, they're still using M60's? Well its as you said, unless they plan on taking on NATO, they're fine. Brazil could dominate most of the nations in South and Central America, unless as mikethor said Venezuela starts using their oil profits to upgrade their military.

The M60 is a fine tank, what do you guys use up there in canada?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 21, 2012, 12:16:32 AM
The M60 is a fine tank, what do you guys use up there in canada?

Leapord 2A6's, with some Leapord 1's in reserve.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 21, 2012, 12:19:48 AM
Leapord 2A6's, with some Leapord 1's in reserve.

Leo 2 is a good tank, not as good as the Abrams though :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 21, 2012, 12:28:35 AM
Leo 2 is a good tank, not as good as the Abrams though :P

That goes without saying, but I'd put my money on the British Challenger 2. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on July 21, 2012, 12:57:34 AM
That goes without saying, but I'd put my money on the British Challenger 2. :P
It says the Challenger still uses a rifled barrel, which puts it under in comparison to the smooth bore cannon the Abrams has.

Though the with Armor being mostly classified for both tanks, their is no true way of knowing which is better, but the Abrams from what I know does have in newer models, Depleted Uranium Armor, providing 1000s of times comparative thickness to steel.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 21, 2012, 01:03:46 AM
Depleted Uranium Armor
Too bad that thing is still relatively radioactive. But daaaaamn effective.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 21, 2012, 01:08:40 AM
It says the Challenger still uses a rifled barrel, which puts it under in comparison to the smooth bore cannon the Abrams has.

Though the with Armor being mostly classified for both tanks, their is no true way of knowing which is better, but the Abrams from what I know does have in newer models, Depleted Uranium Armor, providing 1000s of times comparative thickness to steel.

True, but I'm going by battle statistics for the two tanks. The only tank casualties the C2 has taken was friendly fire from another C2, and one instance where an IED detonated under the driver compartment, causing three injuries but no deaths. The Abrams, even the newer versions, don't even have that kind of record.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 21, 2012, 01:22:58 AM
It says the Challenger still uses a rifled barrel, which puts it under in comparison to the smooth bore cannon the Abrams has.


Indeed, the rifled gun is less effective firing both HEAT and APFSDS rounds, its a hold over the the HESH days, which the Brits have held on too doggedly even though its been rendered ineffective as a anti tank munition
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 21, 2012, 01:37:32 AM
Indeed, the rifled gun is less effective firing both HEAT and APFSDS rounds, its a hold over the the HESH days, which the Brits have held on too doggedly even though its been rendered ineffective as a anti tank munition

It may be less effective at firing APFSDS rounds than a smoothbore, but I say the range you get with a rifled cannon is well worth it. Don't forget that the Challenger 2 uses Chobham armour, like the Abrams, so its no pushover. I still say the Challenger 2 is superior to the yanks Abrams.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 21, 2012, 10:06:57 AM
Uhm...can you like, make a thread about military stuff and talk about this stuff there instead? You seem to have a lot to talk about, but this is not the place to do it.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 21, 2012, 10:09:48 AM
Uhm...can you like, make a thread about military stuff and talk about this stuff there instead? You seem to have a lot to talk about, but this is not the place to do it.

Well technically this is my thread, so in theory I can get away with it. :P

But you are right, this thread needs to get back on-topic.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 21, 2012, 10:42:13 AM
Before recommending that we start a new military hardware thread I'll say this, comparisons between modern NATO MBTs are a bit silly because they're all really the same tank (same armor, same engines, same gun once they finish upgrading the challenger

Anyway a military stuff thread may be in order

Back on topic, I might do a Hearts of Iron 2 AAR as Britain in the near future, if I can figure out how to upload and post screen shots
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 21, 2012, 11:20:31 AM
Before recommending that we start a new military hardware thread I'll say this, comparisons between modern NATO MBTs are a bit silly because they're all really the same tank (same armor, same engines, same gun once they finish upgrading the challenger

Anyway a military stuff thread may be in order

Back on topic, I might do a Hearts of Iron 2 AAR as Britain in the near future, if I can figure out how to upload and post screen shots

Do me a favour and annex Canada into the British Empire, would you? Also is it possible to take screenshots in E:TW?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 21, 2012, 11:30:27 AM
Do me a favour and annex Canada into the British Empire, would you? Also is it possible to take screenshots in E:TW?
You really want to belong to Britain, don't you?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on July 21, 2012, 11:36:26 AM
Do me a favour and annex Canada into the British Empire, would you? Also is it possible to take screenshots in E:TW?

Does Germany work for you.  :P
(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/V2_MAP_GER_19021121_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 21, 2012, 11:40:26 AM
Does Germany work for you.  :P
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/V2_MAP_GER_19021121_1.jpg[/url])
That's Victoria, isn't it? Damn, how can you do that kind of progress? I can't really understand that game with all the things you need to keep track on.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on July 21, 2012, 11:45:35 AM
That's Victoria, isn't it? Damn, how can you do that kind of progress? I can't really understand that game with all the things you need to keep track on.
Alot of microing at first... like a excrement ton of microing.  Then when it balances out then it is pretty easy.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 21, 2012, 12:12:50 PM
Does Germany work for you.  :P
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/V2_MAP_GER_19021121_1.jpg[/url])


Nein, aber das ist eine Hölle eines Deutschen Reiches. :P

You really want to belong to Britain, don't you?


I really want Canada to be part of the British Empire, not Britain itself per se. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on September 01, 2012, 02:26:20 PM
Bought Sword Of Islam DLC for the CKII a while ago, and I have finally started to play as a Muslim ruler. Started out as Emir of Seville, now playing as the Sultan of Andalusian Sultanate. Progress so far in Iberia looks like this:

(http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/1136285831853933629/9D7C5A7C48D040077CC67E15478FA4773BD7D8F0/1024x576.resizedimage)
Full sized pic. (http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/1136285831853933629/9D7C5A7C48D040077CC67E15478FA4773BD7D8F0/)

My Sultanate is very prosperous, and only the provinces/cities of Venice, Pisa, Baghdad, Tunis and Constantinople can rival Seville and Granada in wealth. My armies are the 4th largest in the world, only Holy Roman Empire (Surprise,eh? OP'd bastards... :P), Persian Empire and Egyptian Sultanate are ahead of me in that regard, although I'm fairly certain that with never ending Christian Crusades to Jerusalem, combined with my never ending territorial and economical growth, I'm certain I will climb past Egypt very soon.

Christian Kingdoms housed in Iberia have been pretty much beaten into a ruin and submission, although the entry of the HRE to the scene with its conquests of Barcelona and Valencia will make things uncomfortable in the future.

And finally, overlook of the situation in the world:
(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/1136285831853936042/7551F6285886FE996B77216603BF13F46F6D0C0F/1024x576.resizedimage)
Full sized pic. (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/1136285831853936042/7551F6285886FE996B77216603BF13F46F6D0C0F/)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 01, 2012, 03:08:25 PM
Is this game complicated, Savakka? As in Victoria stuff? Because I can't understand Victoria at all.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on September 01, 2012, 03:16:24 PM
Is this game complicated, Savakka? As in Victoria stuff? Because I can't understand Victoria at all.
Very hard to say. Both games take their time to learn, but I'd say that CKII is more user friendly game: Learning curve or "getting in" isn't as hard as with Victoria II, and basics are relatively easy to learn, even if mastering the mechanics will take longer of course. Still, I'd say far less work is required in this game than in Victoria II.

Choosing good/easy families/rulers for your first games also helps: Like some strong Irish nobles or Bohemian and Polish kings are rather good first time choices in CKII. Iberian and Scandinavian nobles are also reasonable choices, although maybe not as fun at the start.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on September 01, 2012, 05:30:46 PM
Very hard to say. Both games take their time to learn, but I'd say that CKII is more user friendly game: Learning curve or "getting in" isn't as hard as with Victoria II, and basics are relatively easy to learn, even if mastering the mechanics will take longer of course. Still, I'd say far less work is required in this game than in Victoria II.

Choosing good/easy families/rulers for your first games also helps: Like some strong Irish nobles or Bohemian and Polish kings are rather good first time choices in CKII. Iberian and Scandinavian nobles are also reasonable choices, although maybe not as fun at the start.
Iberian nobles are not fun? you're surrounded bu muslims you can fight freely, i'd call that fun :P i'm 30 years in and i 've already taken everything in Africa
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on September 01, 2012, 05:55:29 PM
Iberian nobles are not fun? you're surrounded bu muslims you can fight freely, i'd call that fun :P i'm 30 years in and i 've already taken everything in Africa
If you want it, then yeah. :P
If you want to learn the mechanics in peace, then maybe not.
But if you want to add lots of warfare to it, then sure.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on September 01, 2012, 06:27:07 PM
If you want it, then yeah. :P
If you want to learn the mechanics in peace, then maybe not.
But if you want to add lots of warfare to it, then sure.
peace is for pussies and french  :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Savakka1 on September 01, 2012, 06:33:31 PM
peace is for pussies and french  :D
I myself have no problems with warfare in this game. I have really enjoyed my journey as the Abbadid dynasty so far, although my proudest moment is still my diplo-annexation of the Emirate of Toledo. I seriously felt awesome at that moment.

2nd place goes to the moment when I crushed the rebellion of Sheik of Granada. I seized the sheikdom from him, and through that got myself a province with total income of 85-90 or so. Felt damn awesome, and the state's coffers loved it too.

Success like this definitely feels welcome after that pathetic game as de Normandie family.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 02, 2012, 01:36:40 AM
All these great RTS's...I had no idea how much I was missing out on...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on September 02, 2012, 02:57:09 AM
All these great RTS's...I had no idea how much I was missing out on...
Lolwut?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 02, 2012, 03:02:20 AM
Lolwut?

I mean that the only historical grand strategy games I've played, is Total War and Sid Meirs Civilization Series. :P

I have not played the Victoria Series, Crusader King Series or even the Europa Universalis Series. I've seriously missed out on some good games.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 02, 2012, 03:23:35 AM
I mean that the only historical grand strategy games I've played, is Total War and Sid Meirs Civilization Series. :P

I have not played the Victoria Series, Crusader King Series or even the Europa Universalis Series. I've seriously missed out on some good games.
You can always use Steam. If you don't feel like doing that...well...
You Are A Pirate-Lazy Town (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLMJpHihykI#)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on September 12, 2012, 01:13:46 PM
My progress in my Supreme Ruler 2020 game.
Currently playing as Wisconsin, I have eliminated all my debt, Allied with Texas, West, South, and East Germany.
(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2012-09-12_00002.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 12, 2012, 01:43:15 PM
My progress in my Supreme Ruler 2020 game.
Currently playing as Wisconsin, I have eliminated all my debt, Allied with Texas, West, South, and East Germany.
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2012-09-12_00002.jpg[/url])
This game is yet another I can't understand. It's a bit too complicated imo. And it would be so much more fun if the map was in different colors like in the EU games and HoI. I think that's more fun than just having a line that you move around.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on September 12, 2012, 02:07:19 PM
This game is yet another I can't understand. It's a bit too complicated imo. And it would be so much more fun if the map was in different colors like in the EU games and HoI. I think that's more fun than just having a line that you move around.
It is complicated but that is probably what makes it better.

Also you can turn on the colors.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on September 12, 2012, 03:11:19 PM
My progress in my Supreme Ruler 2020 game.
Currently playing as Wisconsin, I have eliminated all my debt, Allied with Texas, West, South, and East Germany.
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2012-09-12_00002.jpg[/url])

nice, and here is my progress playing as Bulgaria

(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/631/supremeruler2020gc20120.png)
i've conquered Turkey, Greece, Romania, Moldova, Macedonia, Bosnia, Albania, Serbia, the other Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Hungary, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

and now my oil shortages have forced me to move to the middle east, with my armies ready to go for Iraq and Saudi Arabia
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/631/supremeruler2020gc20120.png)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 12, 2012, 03:39:11 PM
It is complicated but that is probably what makes it better.

Also you can turn on the colors.
It is so complicated I couldn't figure out how to switch on colors.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 12, 2012, 03:40:52 PM
nice, and here is my progress playing as Bulgaria

([url]http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/631/supremeruler2020gc20120.png[/url])
i've conquered Turkey, Greece, Romania, Moldova, Macedonia, Bosnia, Albania, Serbia, the other Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Hungary, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

and now my oil shortages have forced me to move to the middle east, with my armies ready to go for Iraq and Saudi Arabia
([url]http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/631/supremeruler2020gc20120.png[/url])
Seems Bulgaria was fed up with being a relatively unknown country.

Everyone guess what country I would play as if I ever played that game again :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on September 12, 2012, 04:04:22 PM
nice, and here is my progress playing as Bulgaria

i've conquered Turkey, Greece, Romania, Moldova, Macedonia, Bosnia, Albania, Serbia, the other Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Hungary, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

and now my oil shortages have forced me to move to the middle east, with my armies ready to go for Iraq and Saudi Arabia

Impressive.
Yeah, I'm having the same problems with oil shortages.  But I don't have the benefit of being able to stomp over the middle east so I have to make a ton of synthetic fuel plants.

It is so complicated I couldn't figure out how to switch on colors.
Just do what I do for games with a brickwall of a learning curve. 

Run into that brickwall until it crumbles.  :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on September 12, 2012, 04:08:03 PM
Impressive.
Yeah, I'm having the same problems with oil shortages.  But I don't have the benefit of being able to stomp over the middle east so I have to make a ton of synthetic fuel plants.
unfortunately Austria declaring war on me made me change my plans and move the army back to europe, now i'm gonna make it burn....NUKES AWAY
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 12, 2012, 04:13:21 PM
Just do what I do for games with a brickwall of a learning curve. 

Run into that brickwall until it crumbles.  :D
That might work :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on September 12, 2012, 04:27:27 PM
unfortunately Austria declaring war on me made me change my plans and move the army back to europe, now i'm gonna make it burn....NUKES AWAY
Thats how it always goes.
Attack somebody and then someone else behind you attacks you.

That might work :D
Works on most games.  :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 12, 2012, 08:33:26 PM
nice, and here is my progress playing as Bulgaria

([url]http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/631/supremeruler2020gc20120.png[/url])
i've conquered Turkey, Greece, Romania, Moldova, Macedonia, Bosnia, Albania, Serbia, the other Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Hungary, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

and now my oil shortages have forced me to move to the middle east, with my armies ready to go for Iraq and Saudi Arabia
([url]http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/631/supremeruler2020gc20120.png[/url])


Bloody hell, its the Yugoslav Wars gone all mental, and that's saying something. :P

Works on most games.  :P


Except in most games you don't have a dozen countries returning the favour. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 13, 2012, 06:09:32 PM
Okay, just downloaded Crusader Kings 2 on Steam. I really don't understand much. Haven't even figured out how to recruit soldiers yet or how this duchy system works.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 13, 2012, 06:16:20 PM
Okay, just downloaded Crusader Kings 2 on Steam. I really don't understand much. Haven't even figured out how to recruit soldiers yet or how this duchy system works.

Its a learning experience! Its part of what make games fun!  :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 13, 2012, 06:20:49 PM
Its a learning experience! Its part of what make games fun!  :sorcerer:
It's pretty complicated, and I'm constantly afraid to make a mistake that will bring my nation to ruin.

And it would be more fun if you could play as Pagan...

Also, I heard you could rename countries you control, but I haven't figured out how. Otherwise I could amuse myself for a little while with that.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on September 13, 2012, 06:30:52 PM
Okay, just downloaded Crusader Kings 2 on Steam. I really don't understand much. Haven't even figured out how to recruit soldiers yet or how this duchy system works.
you can't train soldiers in the normal RTS way, what you can do is either raise your vassals levies or hire mercs


and in other news, took France, Belgium and Holland today, next step - Germany
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 13, 2012, 06:38:38 PM
you can't train soldiers in the normal RTS way, what you can do is either raise your vassals levies or hire mercs
So I have no army of my own? Great...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 13, 2012, 08:05:07 PM
you can't train soldiers in the normal RTS way, what you can do is either raise your vassals levies or hire mercs


and in other news, took France, Belgium and Holland today, next step - Germany

With Bulgaria? What happened to Austria and the Czechs and Slovaks?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 13, 2012, 08:06:17 PM
So I have no army of my own? Great...

Seriously? This game sounds awesome. Adds a nice unique challenge to it.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on September 13, 2012, 08:18:50 PM
Another update for me.  :D

(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2012-09-13_00001.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on September 13, 2012, 08:27:18 PM
Seriously? This game sounds awesome. Adds a nice unique challenge to it.

You can raise troops in the provinces directly owned by you, this is the option to go for against small rebelions and peasant uprisings.
But the main bulk of your army will have to come from your vassals.

Just for the record there is an AMAZING game of thrones mod for ck2, you can play as one of  the main houses or even as a petty lord never mentioned in books or series.

So yeah, this game is awesome
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on September 13, 2012, 08:39:37 PM
With Bulgaria? What happened to Austria and the Czechs and Slovaks?

Austria is gone, the others are on my target list

Another update for me.  :D

([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2012-09-13_00001.jpg[/url])


at least the UN still likes you :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 13, 2012, 08:45:34 PM
You can raise troops in the provinces directly owned by you, this is the option to go for against small rebelions and peasant uprisings.
But the main bulk of your army will have to come from your vassals.

Just for the record there is an AMAZING game of thrones mod for ck2, you can play as one of  the main houses or even as a petty lord never mentioned in books or series.

So yeah, this game is awesome
That mod will be pretty useless for me as I've never seen the series nor read the books and have no intention of ever doing it. I don't know a damn thing about Game of Thrones and I don't care to.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 13, 2012, 09:12:50 PM
Another update for me.  :D

([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2012-09-13_00001.jpg[/url])


GORRAM IT PMORGAN!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on September 13, 2012, 09:13:22 PM

at least the UN still likes you :D
I was really surprised by that because it was 0% for awhile.  Then I conquered excrement and it went up... somehow.
I'm going to have so much fun taking out the UN Protectorate.   >:D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on September 13, 2012, 09:15:34 PM
What did minnesota ever do to you?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 13, 2012, 09:18:05 PM
What did minnesota ever do to you?

Nevermind Minnesota, what did Ontario ever do to him?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on September 13, 2012, 09:21:41 PM
Nevermind Minnesota, what did Ontario ever do to him?
Be apart of Canada. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on September 13, 2012, 09:27:03 PM
I was really surprised by that because it was 0% for awhile.  Then I conquered excrement and it went up... somehow.
I'm going to have so much fun taking out the UN Protectorate.   >:D
it's also quite amusing that you have the same land as me...but 4 times less population
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 13, 2012, 09:33:30 PM
Be apart of Canada. :P

Canada doesn't exist anymore in that game, seeing as he's playing the fragmented world storyline. :P

Wait...Canada...broke apart...only one thing could've caused Canada to implode...

Liberals...

Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on September 13, 2012, 09:34:05 PM
What did minnesota ever do to you?
Get in the way of me and my uranium...
Nevermind Minnesota, what did Ontario ever do to him?
Have uranium...
Be apart of Canada. :P
This too.  :bandit:
it's also quite amusing that you have the same land as me...but 4 times less population
You are also conquering all of Europe.  I have part of the US and Canadia.  :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on September 13, 2012, 09:46:51 PM
You are also conquering all of Europe.  I have part of the US and Canadia.  :P
i'll have parts of the US and Canada too after i clean up my back yard.....and have enough transport ships  :whistle:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 13, 2012, 09:54:04 PM
i'll have parts of the US and Canada too after i clean up my back yard.....and have enough transport ships  :whistle:

Take the US, there's nothing you want in Canada. If PMorgan says otherwise, they're lies.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on September 13, 2012, 09:58:10 PM
Take the US, there's nothing you want in Canada. If PMorgan says otherwise, they're lies.
Except uranium.  :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 13, 2012, 10:15:39 PM
Except uranium.  :sorcerer:

See? Lies! You can't trust him.  :bandit:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 13, 2012, 10:17:42 PM
Grif's right. Canada's worthless. Nobody wants Canada - why do you think the Canadians got it in the first place? :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on September 13, 2012, 10:18:00 PM
See? Lies! You can't trust him.  :bandit:
Come on its not that bad. 

We'll give you the choice... The Bulgarian Empire or The Wisconsin Empire?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 13, 2012, 10:27:49 PM
Grif's right. Canada's worthless. Nobody wants Canada - why do you think the Canadians got it in the first place? :P

You're going to get it someday Tobbs... :ninja:

Come on its not that bad. 

We'll give you the choice... The Bulgarian Empire or The Wisconsin Empire?

Damn, couldn't you let the Brits take over instead?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on September 13, 2012, 10:32:11 PM
Damn, couldn't you let the Brits take over instead?
They are busy fighting West Germany.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on September 13, 2012, 10:33:52 PM
Any scrap of South America in that game?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 13, 2012, 10:35:35 PM
You're going to get it someday Tobbs... :ninja:
I get my own country? Nice! :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 13, 2012, 10:36:44 PM
They are busy fighting West Germany.  :whistle:

Damn, maybe after they're done beating up the Germans?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 13, 2012, 10:38:36 PM
I get my own country? Nice! :sorcerer:

Yes, its called bootland, its the size of my standard issue combat boots. It'll arrive at high speed at your lower regions.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on September 13, 2012, 10:39:49 PM
Damn, maybe after they're done beating up the Germans?
Umm good luck with that.  Germany is my ally, I give them old equipment and I get vehicle blueprints.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 13, 2012, 10:41:03 PM
Yes, its called bootland, its the size of my standard issue combat boots. It'll arrive at high speed at your lower regions.
Meh, it's the principal that matters.

Own country!
(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/GifGuide/dancing/smith4.gif)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 13, 2012, 10:45:31 PM
Umm good luck with that.  Germany is my ally, I give them old equipment and I get vehicle blueprints.

Damn it PMorgan, you and you're unconvenient alliances. I'll go with...neither, to the death.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on September 14, 2012, 09:02:52 AM
Damn it PMorgan, you and you're unconvenient alliances. I'll go with...neither, to the death.

So be it.  >:D

Also another update.
(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2012-09-14_00001.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on September 14, 2012, 02:27:24 PM
So be it.  >:D

Also another update.
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2012-09-14_00001.jpg[/url])
Nuke Canada into oblivion.

Also, does the game feature South America in any way?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on September 14, 2012, 03:46:01 PM
Nuke Canada into oblivion.

Also, does the game feature South America in any way?
I don't have nukes. yet.

Also it has like every country in the world.  So yes it has south america.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on September 14, 2012, 05:30:17 PM
I don't have nukes. yet.

Also it has like every country in the world.  So yes it has south america.
and a few dozen non existing countries
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 14, 2012, 05:47:26 PM
Nuke Canada into oblivion.

Also, does the game feature South America in any way?

If I get this game mikethor, I will turn South America into a radioactive wasteland.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on September 14, 2012, 06:17:41 PM
If I get this game mikethor, I will turn South America into a radioactive wasteland.
:teehee:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on September 14, 2012, 06:23:32 PM
here's an update

(http://imageshack.us/a/img442/631/supremeruler2020gc20120.png)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 14, 2012, 06:30:45 PM
here's an update

([url]http://imageshack.us/a/img442/631/supremeruler2020gc20120.png[/url])


So you just conquered all of Europe and Anatolia I see...how much of it is radioactive rubble? :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on September 14, 2012, 06:32:23 PM
So you just conquered all of Europe and Anatolia I see...how much of it is radioactive rubble? :P
none, i don't have any nukes ready, once they're built i'm using them on the scots :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 14, 2012, 06:39:08 PM
none, i don't have any nukes ready, once they're built i'm using them on the scots :D

So much for making Edinburgh the next tourist destination. :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on September 14, 2012, 10:32:49 PM
So much for making Edinburgh the next tourist destination. :D
He could still sell tickets for the novel "Scottish Wasteland.Now with an even meaner Loch Ness monster!"
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 14, 2012, 10:51:21 PM
He could still sell tickets for the novel "Scottish Wasteland.Now with an even meaner Loch Ness monster!"

I doubt it'd be popular with the Bulgarian military, considering they'd have an incredibly pissed off and mutated sea monster going after them. :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on September 14, 2012, 10:53:55 PM
I doubt it'd be popular with the Bulgarian military, considering they'd have an incredibly pissed off and mutated sea monster going after them. :D
it'd be good practice for my navy, i bet they're tired of capturing norwegian oil rigs by now
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on September 14, 2012, 10:57:51 PM
it'd be good practice for my navy, i bet they're tired of capturing norwegian oil rigs by now

It'd probably be one of the most lethal naval training exercises in Bulgarian history, but at least you'll weed out the weak links in your navy. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on September 14, 2012, 10:59:56 PM
and a question, i still can't figure out how aircraft carriers work, some help?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on October 22, 2012, 05:56:01 PM
Update... ness.
(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2012-10-22_00001.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on October 22, 2012, 06:39:49 PM
So... I started a game of HOI3, this is my progress at my thirth try.

(http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/921243853076263251/2158E17C8A1B115FD74CBDE01682B7686B6CF3CD/)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 22, 2012, 07:07:22 PM
So... I started a game of HOI3, this is my progress at my thirth try.

([url]http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/921243853076263251/2158E17C8A1B115FD74CBDE01682B7686B6CF3CD/[/url])
Holy excrement, and it's only 1942! Sure, I can tell by the resources that you must have cheated as excrement, but you really seem to have a nick for these kind of games. I lost in literally twenty minutes when I played as Germany.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on October 22, 2012, 07:10:47 PM
Holy excrement, and it's only 1942! Sure, I can tell by the resources that you must have cheated as excrement, but you really seem to have a nick for these kind of games. I lost in literally twenty minutes when I played as Germany.
No, I didn't cheat, I get massive amounts of resources from east Europe and russia and have some lovely trade contracts with Italy (who managed to conquer most of Africa.

The only thing that went wrong was every part Japan had to play, they are pushed back to Korea while they have not even declared war on the USA, but I'll help them after I kill the SU in my next war with them.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 22, 2012, 07:13:13 PM
No, I didn't cheat, I get massive amounts of resources from east Europe and russia and have some lovely trade contracts with Italy (who managed to conquer most of Africa.

The only thing that went wrong was every part Japan had to play, they are pushed back to Korea while they have not even declared war on the USA, but I'll help them after I kill the SU in my next war with them.
How the...gently-carress...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on October 22, 2012, 07:19:58 PM
How the...gently-carress...
First of: Easy difficulty can solve a lot of problems.

And I had to most almost all my troops to the russian front while producting infantry non-stop.

I belief I had 50.000 men for Western Europe and 50.000 for Germand AND Scaninavia everyone elso was deployed on the east front.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 22, 2012, 07:29:50 PM
First of: Easy difficulty can solve a lot of problems.

And I had to most almost all my troops to the russian front while producting infantry non-stop.

I belief I had 50.000 men for Western Europe and 50.000 for Germand AND Scaninavia everyone elso was deployed on the east front.
When I played as Germany, I failed on every invasion I launched and got destroyed in twenty minutes. And that was on easy difficulty.

You play this game a lot?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on October 22, 2012, 07:35:34 PM
When I played as Germany, I failed on every invasion I launched and got destroyed in twenty minutes. And that was on easy difficulty.

You play this game a lot?

No, just realy started a few weeks ago, First playtrough was as the Netherlands where I actualy manged to make a line protecting everthing west and north of Amsterdam, Germans never set foot on it... After the SU had broken Germany I launched an offensive and took the Ruhr area and liberated the Philippines

You just need to let the AI do all the work in every invasion.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 22, 2012, 07:42:43 PM
You just need to let the AI do all the work in every invasion.
Wait a minute, what? You can use AI for your own troops?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on October 22, 2012, 07:49:54 PM
Wait a minute, what? You can use AI for your own troops?
You didn't know that? you can let a AI do all of the unit movement and command organization, you just need to make sure they have the numbers.

Seriously though, there is a big green button in your theatre HQ unit........
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 22, 2012, 07:53:11 PM
You didn't know that? you can let a AI do all of the unit movement and command organization, you just need to make sure they have the numbers.

Seriously though, there is a big green button in your theatre HQ unit........
Uh...look, I haven't played that game for months, I don't really remember any functions.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 22, 2012, 09:08:59 PM
Well, I would upload the latest image of my Byzantine empire on EUIII, but Imageshack has pulled some new excrement and says that I have to pay to upload images larger than 5MB now.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on October 22, 2012, 09:54:16 PM
Well, I would upload the latest image of my Byzantine empire on EUIII, but Imageshack has pulled some new excrement and says that I have to pay to upload images larger than 5MB now.
Imgur? Photobucket?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 22, 2012, 10:30:31 PM
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/EU3_MAP_BYZ_15891118_1_zps55383b58.png)
There we go, my Byzantine empire. As I look at this map, I think that maybe I'm not the one to talk about wise's Germany campaign.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on October 22, 2012, 10:37:59 PM
([url]http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/EU3_MAP_BYZ_15891118_1_zps55383b58.png[/url])
There we go, my Byzantine empire. As I look at this map, I think that maybe I'm not the one to talk about wise's Germany campaign.


Doesn't the Byzantine empire only start with 3 or 4 provinces and the Ottomans knocking on your door?
If so, impressive.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on October 22, 2012, 10:38:14 PM
Wise, I am in awe of your territorial expansion.

Tobbs...knowing how you play, I'm not so surprised. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 22, 2012, 10:40:41 PM
Wise, I am in awe of your territorial expansion.

Tobbs...knowing how you play, I'm not so surprised. :P
Surprise! I did not cheat with this empire :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 22, 2012, 10:43:55 PM
Doesn't the Byzantine empire only start with 3 or 4 provinces and the Ottomans knocking on your door?
If so, impressive.
2 provinces, actually. But the Ottomans somehow crumbled after only a few years and I grabbed some territory in the process. Then I slowly stretched my borders further and further.

I used to own Ireland, too, but I had too few soldiers stationed there, attacking Englishmen and my reinforcements route blocked by the English-allied Spanish navy. That is my most recent loss, anyway.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on October 22, 2012, 10:53:34 PM
([url]http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/EU3_MAP_BYZ_15891118_1_zps55383b58.png[/url])
There we go, my Byzantine empire. As I look at this map, I think that maybe I'm not the one to talk about wise's Germany campaign.


not bad, but I've seen someone re-build the roman empire with the Byzantines
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 22, 2012, 10:58:07 PM
not bad, but I've seen someone re-build the roman empire with the Byzantines
Well, you can do that, too. But I've decided to set my focus eastward. My goal right now is to plow my way through Iran/Afghanistan/Turkmenistan/Pakistan and conquer India, then pry Indonesia from Ming's hands.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on October 22, 2012, 11:01:23 PM
Well, you can do that, too. But I've decided to set my focus eastward. My goal right now is to plow my way through Iran/Afghanistan/Turkmenistan/Pakistan and conquer India, then pry Indonesia from Ming's hands.

Thats probably the smarter way to go, India is really rich late game when textiles get so damn expensive. India is as rich/richer than the carribean, germany and louisiana
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 22, 2012, 11:04:53 PM
Thats probably the smarter way to go, India is really rich late game when textiles get so damn expensive. India is as rich/richer than the carribean, germany and louisiana
However, that will have to wait, as literally half of the HRE have banded together against me and are hell-bent on taking Italy from me. Luckily, I've got my pal Russia to help :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on October 22, 2012, 11:08:41 PM
Surprise! I did not cheat with this empire :sorcerer:

That is surprising.  :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 22, 2012, 11:11:25 PM
That is surprising.  :D
(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060408064606/uncyclopedia/images/3/3b/Dancing_bear.gif)
Hmm, Rakia has something going here. Think I'll use these more often.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on October 23, 2012, 03:07:10 AM
([url]http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060408064606/uncyclopedia/images/3/3b/Dancing_bear.gif[/url])
Hmm, Rakia has something going here. Think I'll use these more often.
:D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 28, 2012, 12:14:39 AM
So, my Byzantine Empire just fought a war along with my friend Russia against half of the Holy Roman Empire. Those blasted Germans managed to occupy Bosnia, Serbia, Wallachia and all of Italy excluding Sicily before I managed to push them back with a massive counter-attack. Then I, along with Russia, made a counter-invasion into the now pretty huge Bohemia which resulted in me winning the war and forcing Bohemia to release Lithuania and Prussia. Other than that, there were no territorial changes.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on October 28, 2012, 12:27:04 AM
So, my Byzantine Empire just fought a war along with my friend Russia against half of the Holy Roman Empire. Those blasted Germans managed to occupy Bosnia, Serbia, Wallachia and all of Italy excluding Sicily before I managed to push them back with a massive counter-attack. Then I, along with Russia, made a counter-invasion into the now pretty huge Bohemia which resulted in me winning the war and forcing Bohemia to release Lithuania and Prussia. Other than that, there were no territorial changes.

Now I expect you to conquer Europe...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 28, 2012, 12:37:54 AM
Now I expect you to conquer Europe...
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m94do8jGKF1qfcziq.gif)
Except for Croatia, I have no interest in the rest of Europe. I have my aim on India and further on, southeast Asia.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on November 15, 2012, 02:55:50 PM
Iroquois
(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/EU3_MAP_IRO_152651_1.png)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on November 15, 2012, 07:13:34 PM
Iroquois
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/EU3_MAP_IRO_152651_1.png[/url])


I didn't even know you could play as the Iroquois. You've made the future colonization of the Americas a bigger pain-in-the-ass for the colonial powers however. :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on November 15, 2012, 07:14:36 PM
Iroquois
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/EU3_MAP_IRO_152651_1.png[/url])
That must have taken a excrement-load of time, with all the colonization required.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on December 10, 2012, 07:54:59 PM
Welp, I have now officially reached the point where I have too much territory with the Byzantines. The HRE once again launched an all-out assault on Italy, once again hoping to take it from me. However, this time Russia did not want to help me, and I had the majority of my troops in southern India and geographical persia, fighting an all-out war on Vijanagar. I simply could not both defend Italy and at the same time host a good offensive against India. In the end, those blasted Germans took all of Italy from me, with the exception of Sardinia and Sicily. But I will take it back. It's only a matter of time...

Unfortunately, screenshots do not work for the moment for some reason, so I can't post an image with territories.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on December 11, 2012, 06:04:23 AM
Welp, I have now officially reached the point where I have too much territory with the Byzantines. The HRE once again launched an all-out assault on Italy, once again hoping to take it from me. However, this time Russia did not want to help me, and I had the majority of my troops in southern India and geographical persia, fighting an all-out war on Vijanagar. I simply could not both defend Italy and at the same time host a good offensive against India. In the end, those blasted Germans took all of Italy from me, with the exception of Sardinia and Sicily. But I will take it back. It's only a matter of time...

Unfortunately, screenshots do not work for the moment for some reason, so I can't post an image with territories.

See? This is how great empires fall. Too much territory, too quickly, eventually their momentum falters and they fall flat on their face.  :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 04, 2013, 06:37:39 PM
Update on the Wisconsin Empire.
(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2013-01-04_00001.jpg?t=1357322771)

Took West Virgina, Delaware, and New Jersey.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on January 05, 2013, 11:29:14 AM
I bought fall of the samurai for Shogun 2 total war, I had some fun defending a bridge.  :sorcerer:
(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/882970307820868360/84BAA0F0ADED538BFA5ABD7BC689629074F4D472/)

(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/882970307820877604/2C5F5A2DC77E24319C26D8C7EF84BCC3D16984E1/)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on January 06, 2013, 06:35:59 AM
Update on the Wisconsin Empire.
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2013-01-04_00001.jpg?t=1357322771[/url])

Took West Virgina, Delaware, and New Jersey.


Good, now relinquish Ontario, and you'll be well on your way to victory!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 06, 2013, 06:57:07 AM
Good, now relinquish Ontario, and you'll be well on your way to victory!
Well as of yesterday I have added Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Nova Scotia, and Connecticut to my empire.

Don't worry Nova Scotia surrender the moment I landed troops on their shores.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on January 06, 2013, 07:40:35 AM
Well as of yesterday I have added Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Nova Scotia, and Connecticut to my empire.

Don't worry Nova Scotia surrender the moment I landed troops on their shores.

This does not fill me with joy...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 06, 2013, 08:22:54 AM
This does not fill me with joy...
Well Quebec has the largest miltary of what is left of the Canadians with around 200,000 so that might last a little longer against my military of 1.04 million.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 06, 2013, 12:55:33 PM
Am I the only one who thinks the map looks absolutely hideous with just those coloured lines so show the borders of your empire?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 06, 2013, 01:01:54 PM
Am I the only one who thinks the map looks absolutely hideous with just those coloured lines so show the borders of your empire?
I add the lines in GIMP because otherwise its hard to tell what I control.

If only there was a world screenshot like Victoria or EU III.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 06, 2013, 01:03:35 PM
I add the lines in GIMP because otherwise its hard to tell what I control.

If only there was a world screenshot like Victoria or EU III.
Aren't there any different map modes like in those games, though, so you can actually get a sense that you're expanding a country and not a line?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 06, 2013, 01:13:45 PM
Aren't there any different map modes like in those games, though, so you can actually get a sense that you're expanding a country and not a line?
There is a culture one that does look better but there is a problem with it.  The culture stays the same no matter who conquers the land.  So if I would conquer England it would show england's culture, not mine.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 06, 2013, 01:21:10 PM
There is a culture one that does look better but there is a problem with it.  The culture stays the same no matter who conquers the land.  So if I would conquer England it would show england's culture, not mine.
So there is no political map mode like in EU or Victoria?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on January 06, 2013, 01:39:22 PM
There is a culture one that does look better but there is a problem with it.  The culture stays the same no matter who conquers the land.  So if I would conquer England it would show england's culture, not mine.
use the supply map  :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 06, 2013, 01:42:44 PM
use the supply map  :P
... No...  :|

I'll do that when I get off of work.


So there is no political map mode like in EU or Victoria?
That's what I am using.

Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 06, 2013, 01:45:43 PM
That's what I am using.
That's the worst political map I've seen in a game of its sort. It looks like CK's terrain map.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 06, 2013, 03:55:15 PM
That's the worst political map I've seen in a game of its sort. It looks like CK's terrain map.
Well its not bad, when you zoom out it goes into a terrain map.

I'll take an additional that is zoomed in next substantial update.  Which will probably be in a few hours.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 06, 2013, 04:34:10 PM
Well update time:

(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2013-01-06_00002.jpg?t=1357488126)
(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2013-01-06_00003.jpg?t=1357488129)
Took Maryland, Washington DC, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on January 06, 2013, 08:37:02 PM
Well update time:

([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2013-01-06_00002.jpg?t=1357488126[/url])
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2013-01-06_00003.jpg?t=1357488129[/url])
Took Maryland, Washington DC, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.


I'm going to buy this game, then conquer and enslave the good people of Wisconsin...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 06, 2013, 08:41:33 PM
I'm going to buy this game, then conquer and enslave the good people of Wisconsin...
I have it, but I don't know how the hell to play it (and I goddamn hate how the map looks). Otherwise you would be seeing me playing as - you guessed it - Sweden, and I would right now be busy conquering all of Britain :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on January 06, 2013, 08:43:28 PM
I have it, but I don't know how the hell to play it (and I goddamn hate how the map looks). Otherwise you would be seeing me playing as - you guessed it - Sweden, and I would right now be busy conquering all of Britain :P

Sweden's next in my game. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 06, 2013, 08:48:07 PM
I'm going to buy this game, then conquer and enslave the good people of Wisconsin...
You are just mad that I'm coming to save Canada with my 0.1% inflation and 1.6% unemployment.  :|

But British Columbia will probably be last...
...
...
...
Or next. :|
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 06, 2013, 08:50:18 PM
Sweden's next in my game. :P
You know, the only reason I always try to conquer Britain in these games is because I know it'll get a reaction out of you :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 06, 2013, 08:52:36 PM
Also look at the money I have 1,750,256,000,000.  And that's a surplus, my debt is gone.  :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 06, 2013, 08:53:40 PM
Also look at the money I have 1,750,256,000,000.  And that's a surplus, my debt is gone.  :P
....
....
....
How?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on January 06, 2013, 08:57:11 PM
You are just mad that I'm coming to save Canada with my 0.1% inflation and 1.6% unemployment.  :|

But British Columbia will probably be last...
...
...
...
Or next. :|

Precisely!

You want to conquer a province full of hippies? Help yourself.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 06, 2013, 09:06:44 PM
....
....
....
How?
How you ask.
Well I cut social spending like welfare in half from around $2,980,000 to $1,499,000.  Researched technology that allowed me to increase my quality ratings for other spending programs like infrastructure, law enforcement, and medical.

Then I increased some taxes like sales taxes and unemployment.  And lowered taxes on middle class, high class, and small businesses which allows them to spend more on products which I get some of that back with sales tax.

I do the smart thing.  Don't spend money I don't have so I don't go into debt.

Precisely!

You want to conquer a province full of hippies? Help yourself.
Why else do you think Quebec is just sitting there not conquered?  :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 06, 2013, 09:08:58 PM
Why else do you think Quebec is just sitting there not conquered?  :P
I just realized I don't know a thing about Canadian geography :|
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 06, 2013, 09:21:42 PM
I just realized I don't know a thing about Canadian geography :|
Don't worry.  I couldn't name like any of Sweden's 21 counties.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 06, 2013, 09:28:02 PM
Don't worry.  I couldn't name like any of Sweden's 21 counties.
I don't know all of them, either :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 06, 2013, 09:30:37 PM
I don't know all of them, either :P
lol

But that would be like me not knowing the 50 states of the United States.  :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on January 06, 2013, 09:32:29 PM
Why else do you think Quebec is just sitting there not conquered?  :P

Quebec isn't full of hippies, it's full of angry, whiny French-Canadians. :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 06, 2013, 09:33:52 PM
Quebec isn't full of hippies, it's full of angry, whiny French-Canadians. :D
Exactly, FRENCH-Canadians.  :|
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 06, 2013, 09:35:31 PM
Exactly, FRENCH-Canadians.  :|
I actually like France :ermm:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on January 06, 2013, 09:37:03 PM
Exactly, FRENCH-Canadians.  :|

That explains it...

I actually like France :ermm:

French-Canadians are...different.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 06, 2013, 09:41:14 PM
French-Canadians are...different.
Well, yeah, they're Canadian :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on January 06, 2013, 09:43:03 PM
I actually like France :ermm:
you must die
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 06, 2013, 09:47:25 PM
you must die
No capitalization or punctuation.

This man is serious.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 06, 2013, 09:49:36 PM
you must die
And French is actually my favourite language, and I'd really like to learn it some day :/
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on January 06, 2013, 10:07:59 PM
And French is actually my favourite language, and I'd really like to learn it some day :/
No, believe me you do not want that.....
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on January 06, 2013, 10:10:52 PM
Well, yeah, they're Canadian :P

Actually saw that one coming...

No, believe me you do not want that.....

Just because the French invaded your country during their revolution...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 06, 2013, 10:14:28 PM
Just because the French invaded your country during their revolution...
Guess it's time for history lesson for Tobbs :I
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on January 06, 2013, 10:16:22 PM
Guess it's time for history lesson for Tobbs :I

The Dutch were conquered by Revolutionary France in 1792, and made into a puppet state for awhile.

Also we're beginning to drift off-topic, soooo...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on January 06, 2013, 10:18:04 PM
Just because the French invaded your country during their revolution...
I don't really care about that, we got the metric system and Belgium in return (allthough we lost Belgium soon after that).
I just find the French language terrible, I spend 3 years on school cheating on every test because I forgot all the first year stuff.  :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 06, 2013, 10:21:27 PM
I don't really care about that, we got the metric system and Belgium in return (allthough we lost Belgium soon after that).
I just find the French language terrible, I spend 3 years on school cheating on every test because I forgot all the first year stuff.  :P
Yes, I have realized that the French grammar is horrible, but I really want to be able to speak it.

Besides, learning languages is very easy for me :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 07, 2013, 04:16:48 PM
Another update!
This one includes a look at my finances.

(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2013-01-07_00001.jpg?t=1357573439)

$1,919,539,000,000 surplus now. 
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 07, 2013, 07:38:58 PM
Another update!
This one includes a look at my finances.

([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2013-01-07_00001.jpg?t=1357573439[/url])

$1,919,539,000,000 surplus now. 
You are really making progress fast O-O

Hey, I had an idea. Try taking control of all the North American east coast, and then try invading Europe :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 07, 2013, 07:54:40 PM
You are really making progress fast O-O

Hey, I had an idea. Try taking control of all the North American east coast, and then try invading Europe :sorcerer:
Well I was going to take Iceland soon so I have a staging point to assault the British Isles. 
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 07, 2013, 07:56:20 PM
Well I was going to take Iceland soon so I have a staging point to assault the British Isles. 
YES :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on January 07, 2013, 08:04:13 PM
Well I was going to take Iceland soon so I have a staging point to assault the British Isles.
you BASTARD  :cry:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 07, 2013, 08:10:23 PM
you BASTARD  :cry:
Thank you.  :)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 07, 2013, 08:14:17 PM
you BASTARD  :cry:
Why do you care for the British isles? You're Bulgarian :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on January 07, 2013, 08:17:07 PM
Why do you care for the British isles? You're Bulgarian :P
no, i'm british canadian and am a british supremacist :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 07, 2013, 08:20:29 PM
no, i'm british canadian and am a british supremacist :P
(http://process.ifokus.se/256d544e23aadd2f72c8ae9680a6c92d/raisins-face_shrink-398x600.jpg?shrink=398x600&source=http%3A%2F%2Fuploads.ifokus.se%2Fuploads%2Fbfc%2Fbfc63c12b87dee6898eb2346a42f3eba%2Fraisins-face.jpg)
My whole life has been a lie
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on January 07, 2013, 08:35:00 PM
([url]http://process.ifokus.se/256d544e23aadd2f72c8ae9680a6c92d/raisins-face_shrink-398x600.jpg?shrink=398x600&source=http%3A%2F%2Fuploads.ifokus.se%2Fuploads%2Fbfc%2Fbfc63c12b87dee6898eb2346a42f3eba%2Fraisins-face.jpg[/url])
My whole life has been a lie

well half of it anyway  :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on January 07, 2013, 09:40:20 PM
Why do you care for the British isles? You're Bulgarian :P
He's only living in Bulgaria
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 07, 2013, 09:46:06 PM
He's only living in Bulgaria
Yes, apparently.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on January 08, 2013, 02:42:23 AM
I fully support Rakia's British Supremacism and Morgan being beaten by an angry mob of French-Canadians.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on January 08, 2013, 05:42:23 PM
I fully support Rakia's British Supremacism and Morgan being beaten by an angry mob of French-Canadians.
:D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 08, 2013, 07:25:42 PM
Well no update today but let us take a look at the Wisconsin Air Force.  :)

Main strategic bomber: B1 Lancer
(http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/543962_422269207843065_1482613113_n.jpg)

Multirole fighter: Tornado IDS/ECR
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Tornado_GR4s,_617_Squadron_2006.jpg)

Close air support: A10 Thunderbolt II
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/A-10_Thunderbolt_II_Gun_Run.JPEG)

Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on January 08, 2013, 07:34:06 PM
Well no update today but let us take a look at the Wisconsin Air Force.  :)


i dont really use aircraft, i just flood my enemies in Challenger tanks  ;D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 08, 2013, 07:39:48 PM
i dont really use aircraft, i just flood my enemies in Challenger tanks  ;D
That works too but in the wide open and urban environments the B1 wrecks everything.

That's why I can take over whole countries in a matter of days.  :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on January 08, 2013, 08:53:54 PM
Well no update today but let us take a look at the Wisconsin Air Force.  :)

Main strategic bomber: B1 Lancer
([url]http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/543962_422269207843065_1482613113_n.jpg[/url])

Multirole fighter: Tornado IDS/ECR
([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Tornado_GR4s,_617_Squadron_2006.jpg[/url])

Close air support: A10 Thunderbolt II
([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/A-10_Thunderbolt_II_Gun_Run.JPEG[/url])


Okay...Wisconsin does have a cool Air Force...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 08, 2013, 09:06:26 PM
Okay...Wisconsin does have a cool Air Force...
So you want to join the Wisconsin Armed Forces?  :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on January 09, 2013, 02:00:32 AM
So you want to join the Wisconsin Armed Forces?  :D

Nope, I'll just defect to Britain and fight Wisconsin to the bitter end. :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 09, 2013, 05:30:40 PM
Updateness:
(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2013-01-09_00001.jpg?t=1357752275)

Well I have conquered Newfoundland to finish off Eastern Canada, Virgina, and North Carolina which included about 2/3 of Georgia.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 11, 2013, 04:59:41 PM
Another Update:
(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2013-01-11_00001.jpg?t=1357922854)

Well I have took over Tennessee and Manitoba.

But the next plans are going to be:
1. Assault Saskatchewan for their Uranium
2. Take over North/South Dakota and Montana
3. Finish my war with Alberta and free Bioware from the clutches of EA.
4. Possible strictly airborne assault of Iceland or a combined Naval/Airborne assault.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on January 11, 2013, 06:58:47 PM
Another Update:
([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2013-01-11_00001.jpg?t=1357922854[/url])

Well I have took over Tennessee and Manitoba.

But the next plans are going to be:
1. Assault Saskatchewan for their Uranium
2. Take over North/South Dakota and Montana
3. Finish my war with Alberta and free Bioware from the clutches of EA.
4. Possible strictly airborne assault of Iceland or a combined Naval/Airborne assault.

That piece of land just above florida, you must take it. Same with the other enemy inside your borders just on the lower left of your capital.
It looks like you're really starting to dominate the North-American continent, who is the largest/strongest power in your game?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 11, 2013, 07:09:02 PM
That piece of land just above florida, you must take it. Same with the other enemy inside your borders just on the lower left of your capital.
It looks like you're really starting to dominate the North-American continent, who is the largest/strongest power in your game?
Economically, Technologically, and partial military is all me.  Diplomatically, I'm no longer in the UN so I count that as winning too.

I make around $1-2Billion in surplus a day with 2.4trillion in my treasury.  Technology, I'm third but score wise I am first because I took a technology level of 98(?) all the way to 121 in 8 years.

Military wise I have conquered by far the most territory, around 5.6mil km, and second place has around 2.6mil km.   My armed forces are at 1.3mil strong which sets me behind India with 2.1mil and North China with 1.8mil.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 13, 2013, 04:35:53 PM
Update:

(http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2013-01-13_00001.jpg?t=1358094255)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 13, 2013, 05:10:32 PM
Update:

([url]http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a434/PMorgan18/2013-01-13_00001.jpg?t=1358094255[/url])
This is getting a bit ridiculous imo. Did you hit some sort of peak that just allowed you to steamroll everything all of a sudden? Because we didn't see this much progress from you so quickly before.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on January 13, 2013, 05:20:45 PM
This is getting a bit ridiculous imo. Did you hit some sort of peak that just allowed you to steamroll everything all of a sudden? Because we didn't see this much progress from you so quickly before.
maybe he discovered the ultra fast forward button :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 13, 2013, 05:49:49 PM
This is getting a bit ridiculous imo. Did you hit some sort of peak that just allowed you to steamroll everything all of a sudden? Because we didn't see this much progress from you so quickly before.
Well I do have the 3rd largest military in the whole game.  Also some of these countries/states I'm conquering have around 50,000 - 200,000 men compared to my 1.5 million.  :P

15% of my total military is larger than them. 

maybe he discovered the ultra fast forward button :D
Maybe...  :|
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 13, 2013, 05:59:00 PM
Well I do have the 3rd largest military in the whole game.  Also some of these countries/states I'm conquering have around 50,000 - 200,000 men compared to my 1.5 million.  :P

15% of my total military is larger than them. 
Who are the 2nd and 1st then :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 13, 2013, 06:40:09 PM
Who are the 2nd and 1st then :P
North China and India.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 13, 2013, 07:06:20 PM
North China and India.
Oh, there are several China as well? Exactly how fractured is the world in that mode? I just remembered it enabling you to play as certain American states.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 13, 2013, 07:15:16 PM
Oh, there are several China as well? Exactly how fractured is the world in that mode? I just remembered it enabling you to play as certain American states.
Most of the large or major countries.  Like: United States, Russia, Germany, Canada, China, France, United Kingdom.  I believe that is all.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on January 13, 2013, 07:17:00 PM
Most of the large or major countries.  Like: United States, Russia, Germany, Canada, China, France, United Kingdom.  I believe that is all.
Okay, then.

Remember to invade England so that Grif gets sad :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on January 13, 2013, 07:20:29 PM
Okay, then.

Remember to invade England so that Grif gets sad :sorcerer:
Well world conquest is my goal so of course England will be steamrolled. :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on February 02, 2013, 05:26:30 PM
I decided to play a little Empire: Total War.

(http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/558713677723941323/CEED76913B50B61F65D21FBBB81FBC32336C7386/)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on February 02, 2013, 05:38:11 PM
I decided to play a little Empire: Total War.

-snop-

ETW, that's a while back, you seem to be playing nice with everyone, my tactic always was to attack everyone, once I steamrolled Russia into oblivion. I ended up with all provinces in India, Europe and the southern half of america. All while playing the Dutch.  8)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on February 02, 2013, 06:19:59 PM
ETW, that's a while back, you seem to be playing nice with everyone, my tactic always was to attack everyone, once I steamrolled Russia into oblivion. I ended up with all provinces in India, Europe and the southern half of america. All while playing the Dutch.  8)
Russia, Saxony, and Poland are my allies.  The rest, they are going to get steamed rolled...  France first.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on February 02, 2013, 06:55:05 PM
Russia, Saxony, and Poland are my allies.  The rest, they are going to get steamed rolled...  France first.
France is a good country to conquer, I'd also suggest taking everything in north-Africa what isn't owned by the Ottomans, the Barbary states are enjoying when they keep raiding your trade routes.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 02, 2013, 07:04:33 PM
Playing Prussia myself, currently giving the Spanish a good beating. Unfortunately they're the only enemy I have. I'm allied with Great Britain so they can secure my trade routes and keep the Spanish Navy off my back. The Ottomans I'm allied with for massively beneficial trade reasons, Russia is too big to conquer and it's territories mostly worthless, and Hanover makes a good buffer-state.

Then again, Russia's made it's way into India, which is unacceptable...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 03, 2013, 03:07:15 PM
Now that we're speaking about ETW, I have recently conquered every single region in the game with Sweden :sorcerer:

It was on Easy difficulty, though, so I don't see it as a major feat; it's not difficult, it just takes time.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 10, 2013, 08:05:52 AM
Well thing's got interesting in my Prussian Campaign. At first it was business as usual, thrashing the Spanish and slowly taking their European territories. Eventually I took their last European holding, Portugal, before planning an invasion of their North African territories. However Russia at that point decided to declare war on my largest trading partner, the Ottomans, so I had to cancel my plans for North Africa and assist my allies against the Russians. I was in a mixed position when war broke out, as my Northeast front was secure, but my Southeast front in the Ukraine was vulnerable. Sure enough a mass of Russian troops began massing in the Eastern Ukraine, though strangely enough they seemed to be moving northwards.

I decided to build an army in the Northeast and launch an offensive, so I could buy time for Kiev to build up it's defences. The offensive managed to get me Livonia and Ingria, which managed to divert Russia's southeastern armies away from Kiev. Even better, they were scattered and low-strength, and walked through my heavily fortified East-Central European territories. I subsequently destroyed those Russian armies in detail. However a few more Russian armies came from the south into the Ukraine, likely from their Afghan/Persian campaign, and raided my farms and mines. Fortunately my defences in Kiev had been fortified by then, and I created a mixed calvary/artillery force to deal with the raiding armies. Unfortunately fortified Russian infantry defeated that force in an attempt by me to uproot them from one of my towns. Why I thought I didn't need infantry is anyone's guess.

I took the remnants of that army, regrouped at Kiev and added infantry to my replenished calvary and artillery. On my second try I routed the various Russian raiders, and temporarily cleared the Ukraine. After that there was a brief lull, and I sent a naval taskforce from Taranto, Southern Italy into the Black Sea, and established naval supremacy in the area after defeating the two Russian fleets there. After that I sent a newly created army, as well as the the light force from the Ukraine into the Crimean Peninsula. My light army dealt with the few scattered regiments in the area, while my new army captured the regional capital, securing for me total supremacy of the Black Sea, and providing me with an FOB for future campaigns down south. During this time I also repulsed an offensive into Central Europe, and established complete control of the Baltic Sea. After that it was just developing my new territories, replenishing my armies and fending off the occasional raid.

With my Eastern Front relatively quiet and secure, I decided to try and continue my plans for North Africa. I had just completed an army in Spain, and put them on transports when something unexpected happened. My long-time ally Austria attacked the Ottomans, forcing me to choose between breaking my alliance with the Ottoman Republic, or going to war with Austria. Austria at this time was scattered and a shell of it's former self in the earlier part of the game, and seeing as how trade with the Ottomans was more economically beneficial than Austria, I went to war against Austria. Apparently I had failed to notice their earlier massing of armies at my border, because as soon as war broke out they launched a blitzkrieg which netted them Wurttemburg and Hungary, and left me in a teneous position. I had no field armies in Germany, and I had gradually reduced my city garrisons in the region, foolishly thinking they were safe.

I had to act quickly. My French and Westphalian garrisons were strong, but Silesia and Munich were very vulnerable. I made peace with the Russians, and rushed my Eastern armies as quickly as I could to Germany. During that time I raised an army near Berlin, and frantically tried to bolster my Munich garrison. At one point I was given the option to intercept an Austrian army with my Munich garrison, and seeing as the odds were in my favour I did so, only to have my army thrashed and sent back to Munich. The Austrian army then besiged Munich, leaving me with only five turns to finish my Berlin army and rush them over to lift the siege. Fortunately I was able to rescue Munich in time, and I sent the Austrian army retreating into Italy. Remember that North African invasion force I created as well? I was able to divert them over to Europe, and with them I retook Wurttemburg, as well as capturing Alsasce-Lorraine in the process. The tide turned finally whem my two Eastern field armies arrived, and along with an army created at Warsaw I used them to take Vienna and deal a crushing blow to the Austrians. With the fall of Vienna Austria was left with only Serbia and Croatia. I used the Warsaw army and one of Eastern armies to finish off Austria, and wipe them off the map. With the end of the Austro-Prussian War of 1822, I had established myself as the largest great power in Europe. During the Austrian war Venice had entered the war on Austria's side, so I took Venice as well. Unfortunately Venice had managed to take the Ottoman capital of Istanbul, so it remains to be seen if the Ottomans will survive, or if I'll take over the Ottoman Republic from the Venetians. 
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on February 10, 2013, 11:18:23 AM
Well thing's got interesting in my Prussian Campaign. At first it was business as usual, thrashing the Spanish and slowly taking their European territories. Eventually I took their last European holding, Portugal, before planning an invasion of their North African territories. However Russia at that point decided to declare war on my largest trading partner, the Ottomans, so I had to cancel my plans for North Africa and assist my allies against the Russians. I was in a mixed position when war broke out, as my Northeast front was secure, but my Southeast front in the Ukraine was vulnerable. Sure enough a mass of Russian troops began massing in the Eastern Ukraine, though strangely enough they seemed to be moving northwards.

I decided to build an army in the Northeast and launch an offensive, so I could buy time for Kiev to build up it's defences. The offensive managed to get me Livonia and Ingria, which managed to divert Russia's southeastern armies away from Kiev. Even better, they were scattered and low-strength, and walked through my heavily fortified East-Central European territories. I subsequently destroyed those Russian armies in detail. However a few more Russian armies came from the south into the Ukraine, likely from their Afghan/Persian campaign, and raided my farms and mines. Fortunately my defences in Kiev had been fortified by then, and I created a mixed calvary/artillery force to deal with the raiding armies. Unfortunately fortified Russian infantry defeated that force in an attempt by me to uproot them from one of my towns. Why I thought I didn't need infantry is anyone's guess.

I took the remnants of that army, regrouped at Kiev and added infantry to my replenished calvary and artillery. On my second try I routed the various Russian raiders, and temporarily cleared the Ukraine. After that there was a brief lull, and I sent a naval taskforce from Taranto, Southern Italy into the Black Sea, and established naval supremacy in the area after defeating the two Russian fleets there. After that I sent a newly created army, as well as the the light force from the Ukraine into the Crimean Peninsula. My light army dealt with the few scattered regiments in the area, while my new army captured the regional capital, securing for me total supremacy of the Black Sea, and providing me with an FOB for future campaigns down south. During this time I also repulsed an offensive into Central Europe, and established complete control of the Baltic Sea. After that it was just developing my new territories, replenishing my armies and fending off the occasional raid.

With my Eastern Front relatively quiet and secure, I decided to try and continue my plans for North Africa. I had just completed an army in Spain, and put them on transports when something unexpected happened. My long-time ally Austria attacked the Ottomans, forcing me to choose between breaking my alliance with the Ottoman Republic, or going to war with Austria. Austria at this time was scattered and a shell of it's former self in the earlier part of the game, and seeing as how trade with the Ottomans was more economically beneficial than Austria, I went to war against Austria. Apparently I had failed to notice their earlier massing of armies at my border, because as soon as war broke out they launched a blitzkrieg which netted them Wurttemburg and Hungary, and left me in a teneous position. I had no field armies in Germany, and I had gradually reduced my city garrisons in the region, foolishly thinking they were safe.

I had to act quickly. My French and Westphalian garrisons were strong, but Silesia and Munich were very vulnerable. I made peace with the Russians, and rushed my Eastern armies as quickly as I could to Germany. During that time I raised an army near Berlin, and frantically tried to bolster my Munich garrison. At one point I was given the option to intercept an Austrian army with my Munich garrison, and seeing as the odds were in my favour I did so, only to have my army thrashed and sent back to Munich. The Austrian army then besiged Munich, leaving me with only five turns to finish my Berlin army and rush them over to lift the siege. Fortunately I was able to rescue Munich in time, and I sent the Austrian army retreating into Italy. Remember that North African invasion force I created as well? I was able to divert them over to Europe, and with them I retook Wurttemburg, as well as capturing Alsasce-Lorraine in the process. The tide turned finally whem my two Eastern field armies arrived, and along with an army created at Warsaw I used them to take Vienna and deal a crushing blow to the Austrians. With the fall of Vienna Austria was left with only Serbia and Croatia. I used the Warsaw army and one of Eastern armies to finish off Austria, and wipe them off the map. With the end of the Austro-Prussian War of 1822, I had established myself as the largest great power in Europe. During the Austrian war Venice had entered the war on Austria's side, so I took Venice as well. Unfortunately Venice had managed to take the Ottoman capital of Istanbul, so it remains to be seen if the Ottomans will survive, or if I'll take over the Ottoman Republic from the Venetians.
That's quite a story, I'm glad you wiped out Austria in your game. For some reason I always and up with war with them. Can you perhaps post a screenshot of your progress?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 10, 2013, 11:56:31 AM
Well thing's got interesting in my Prussian Campaign. At first it was business as usual, thrashing the Spanish and slowly taking their European territories. Eventually I took their last European holding, Portugal, before planning an invasion of their North African territories. However Russia at that point decided to declare war on my largest trading partner, the Ottomans, so I had to cancel my plans for North Africa and assist my allies against the Russians. I was in a mixed position when war broke out, as my Northeast front was secure, but my Southeast front in the Ukraine was vulnerable. Sure enough a mass of Russian troops began massing in the Eastern Ukraine, though strangely enough they seemed to be moving northwards.

I decided to build an army in the Northeast and launch an offensive, so I could buy time for Kiev to build up it's defences. The offensive managed to get me Livonia and Ingria, which managed to divert Russia's southeastern armies away from Kiev. Even better, they were scattered and low-strength, and walked through my heavily fortified East-Central European territories. I subsequently destroyed those Russian armies in detail. However a few more Russian armies came from the south into the Ukraine, likely from their Afghan/Persian campaign, and raided my farms and mines. Fortunately my defences in Kiev had been fortified by then, and I created a mixed calvary/artillery force to deal with the raiding armies. Unfortunately fortified Russian infantry defeated that force in an attempt by me to uproot them from one of my towns. Why I thought I didn't need infantry is anyone's guess.

I took the remnants of that army, regrouped at Kiev and added infantry to my replenished calvary and artillery. On my second try I routed the various Russian raiders, and temporarily cleared the Ukraine. After that there was a brief lull, and I sent a naval taskforce from Taranto, Southern Italy into the Black Sea, and established naval supremacy in the area after defeating the two Russian fleets there. After that I sent a newly created army, as well as the the light force from the Ukraine into the Crimean Peninsula. My light army dealt with the few scattered regiments in the area, while my new army captured the regional capital, securing for me total supremacy of the Black Sea, and providing me with an FOB for future campaigns down south. During this time I also repulsed an offensive into Central Europe, and established complete control of the Baltic Sea. After that it was just developing my new territories, replenishing my armies and fending off the occasional raid.

With my Eastern Front relatively quiet and secure, I decided to try and continue my plans for North Africa. I had just completed an army in Spain, and put them on transports when something unexpected happened. My long-time ally Austria attacked the Ottomans, forcing me to choose between breaking my alliance with the Ottoman Republic, or going to war with Austria. Austria at this time was scattered and a shell of it's former self in the earlier part of the game, and seeing as how trade with the Ottomans was more economically beneficial than Austria, I went to war against Austria. Apparently I had failed to notice their earlier massing of armies at my border, because as soon as war broke out they launched a blitzkrieg which netted them Wurttemburg and Hungary, and left me in a teneous position. I had no field armies in Germany, and I had gradually reduced my city garrisons in the region, foolishly thinking they were safe.

I had to act quickly. My French and Westphalian garrisons were strong, but Silesia and Munich were very vulnerable. I made peace with the Russians, and rushed my Eastern armies as quickly as I could to Germany. During that time I raised an army near Berlin, and frantically tried to bolster my Munich garrison. At one point I was given the option to intercept an Austrian army with my Munich garrison, and seeing as the odds were in my favour I did so, only to have my army thrashed and sent back to Munich. The Austrian army then besiged Munich, leaving me with only five turns to finish my Berlin army and rush them over to lift the siege. Fortunately I was able to rescue Munich in time, and I sent the Austrian army retreating into Italy. Remember that North African invasion force I created as well? I was able to divert them over to Europe, and with them I retook Wurttemburg, as well as capturing Alsasce-Lorraine in the process. The tide turned finally whem my two Eastern field armies arrived, and along with an army created at Warsaw I used them to take Vienna and deal a crushing blow to the Austrians. With the fall of Vienna Austria was left with only Serbia and Croatia. I used the Warsaw army and one of Eastern armies to finish off Austria, and wipe them off the map. With the end of the Austro-Prussian War of 1822, I had established myself as the largest great power in Europe. During the Austrian war Venice had entered the war on Austria's side, so I took Venice as well. Unfortunately Venice had managed to take the Ottoman capital of Istanbul, so it remains to be seen if the Ottomans will survive, or if I'll take over the Ottoman Republic from the Venetians. 
Wait, what? 1822? How long have you been playing as the Prussians? I have never even reached 1790 :/
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 10, 2013, 05:09:31 PM
That's quite a story, I'm glad you wiped out Austria in your game. For some reason I always and up with war with them. Can you perhaps post a screenshot of your progress?

I don't know how to take screenshots... :/

Wait, what? 1822? How long have you been playing as the Prussians? I have never even reached 1790 :/

I like to take my time with world conquest. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on February 10, 2013, 05:29:00 PM
I don't know how to take screenshots... :/

Steam has a screenshot hot key, you can use fraps, or screen cap.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 10, 2013, 05:33:53 PM
Steam has a screenshot hot key, you can use fraps, or screen cap.

What's this hot key?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on February 10, 2013, 05:37:55 PM
What's this hot key?
Check your settings.  Mine is "*" but I have changed it so many times that I don't remember the original.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on February 10, 2013, 05:43:03 PM
Check your settings.  Mine is "*" but I have changed it so many times that I don't remember the original.
F12, IIRC.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 10, 2013, 05:49:34 PM
Thanks, next time I get on E:TW, pictures.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on February 21, 2013, 11:17:36 AM
Seems we all decided to go to E:TW at the same time, I just started a russia campaign, its almost 1720 not and I am laying siege to Tehran in the south and marching on stockholm in the north. Made peace with the ottomans after taking the crimea, then some random islamic nation dow'd me and it took me ten years to suppress them, no idea where they got all those men from, and they had armies of line infantry and regiment of horse while I was still using cossacks. The swedes lost most of their army in two battles, I took riga and St Petersberg then they sent about 1000 men across the batlic, I defeated them chased them down and killed the last of them outside moscow. Then I took finland with a huge stack of men and cavalry. They sent an almost as big stack down to counter and we had a face off in the woods of northern finland. However, I managed to assassinate their general so it went downhill for them from there. Persia has proven to be an annoyance but not too bad.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 21, 2013, 11:24:49 AM
Seems we all decided to go to E:TW at the same time, I just started a russia campaign, its almost 1720 not and I am laying siege to Tehran in the south and marching on stockholm in the north. Made peace with the ottomans after taking the crimea, then some random islamic nation dow'd me and it took me ten years to suppress them, no idea where they got all those men from, and they had armies of line infantry and regiment of horse while I was still using cossacks. The swedes lost most of their army in two battles, I took riga and St Petersberg then they sent about 1000 men across the batlic, I defeated them chased them down and killed the last of them outside moscow. Then I took finland with a huge stack of men and cavalry. They sent an almost as big stack down to counter and we had a face off in the woods of northern finland. However, I managed to assassinate their general so it went downhill for them from there. Persia has proven to be an annoyance but not too bad.
Nuuuuu me country :cry:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on February 21, 2013, 11:34:01 AM
Nuuuuu me country :cry:

I won't hurt them... much, they started it anyway, sort of, not really... :/
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 21, 2013, 11:39:30 AM
I won't hurt them... much, they started it anyway, sort of, not really... :/
>:c
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on February 21, 2013, 01:08:55 PM
I won't hurt them... much, they started it anyway, sort of, not really... :/
LOL. :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 21, 2013, 10:08:32 PM
Seems we all decided to go to E:TW at the same time, I just started a russia campaign, its almost 1720 not and I am laying siege to Tehran in the south and marching on stockholm in the north. Made peace with the ottomans after taking the crimea, then some random islamic nation dow'd me and it took me ten years to suppress them, no idea where they got all those men from, and they had armies of line infantry and regiment of horse while I was still using cossacks. The swedes lost most of their army in two battles, I took riga and St Petersberg then they sent about 1000 men across the batlic, I defeated them chased them down and killed the last of them outside moscow. Then I took finland with a huge stack of men and cavalry. They sent an almost as big stack down to counter and we had a face off in the woods of northern finland. However, I managed to assassinate their general so it went downhill for them from there. Persia has proven to be an annoyance but not too bad.

Remember to send off Sweden's political leadership to be re-educated...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on February 22, 2013, 12:50:49 AM
Remember to send off Sweden's political leadership to be re-educated...
By the firing squad.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on February 22, 2013, 01:32:39 AM
No no no, Russia only desires peace, we are a peace loving people. Peace can be achieved by giving me all the lands in Poland, the Balkans, Scandinavia and Persia. We are a peace loving people.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on February 22, 2013, 01:50:08 AM
No no no, Russia only desires peace, we are a peace loving people. Peace can be achieved by giving me all the lands in Poland, the Balkans, Scandinavia and Persia. We are a peace loving people.

(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/7295/nuclearpeace1fu4.gif)
Of the nuclear kind.

:P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on February 22, 2013, 02:00:36 AM
Peace through superior firepower my friend
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on February 22, 2013, 02:11:58 AM
Peace through superior firepower my friend
(http://kofler.dot.at/40k/units/Imperial_Guard_Manticore.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 22, 2013, 02:49:04 AM
Peace through superior firepower my friend

Superior firepower? 18th Century Russia? I think you mean Prussia in that case, my friend, unless you meant superior numbers, or cannon fodder.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on February 22, 2013, 10:30:49 AM
Superior firepower? 18th Century Russia? I think you mean Prussia in that case, my friend, unless you meant superior numbers, or cannon fodder.

Well prussia is an interesting case. They had half the population of any other great power but twice the army size. Fredrick the great said that the symbol of prussia should not be an eagle but a monkey because they aped all the other great powers. Its not a case of superior firepower or numbers but tactics and army discipline.

The russian military was huge, and generally well equipped, but poorly led. Their troops were stubborn as hell. When Napoleon invaded in 1812 they had one of the larest armies in the world with the best artillery in europe, better than napoleon for sure.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 22, 2013, 05:32:46 PM
Well prussia is an interesting case. They had half the population of any other great power but twice the army size. Fredrick the great said that the symbol of prussia should not be an eagle but a monkey because they aped all the other great powers. Its not a case of superior firepower or numbers but tactics and army discipline.

The russian military was huge, and generally well equipped, but poorly led. Their troops were stubborn as hell. When Napoleon invaded in 1812 they had one of the larest armies in the world with the best artillery in europe, better than napoleon for sure.

I knew that one of the great advantages Prussia had over the others, was it's exceptionally disciplined army, and a well-trained officer corps. But I also thought they had superior firepower as well, guess I was wrong.

And I admit, I never thought of the 18th Century Russian military as well-equipped.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on February 26, 2013, 04:32:12 PM
So.. since everyone decided to start playing ETW again I gave it I try. This is my progress so far:

(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/902115486198957934/1679856BC82DC9BC2CC58615BDA344D9584479BB/)

After the first few turns I declared war on Spain to bring Flanders back under my control, I won quickly but the war was a stalemate after that because my only army was defending it from both Spanish and French attempts to take it back. After a brutal siege battle the French army was annihilated, I took this opportunity to move for Alsace-Lorraine and took it.
After that I made a big gamble on trusting the English (my only ally) to keep the Spanish fleets away from me and left Amsterdam, Brussels and Strasbourg with only a token garrison and moved for Paris.

I won the siege and with that destroyed the French nation. I took some time to replenish my armies and destroyed two rebel uprisings in France while fending off small Spanish attacks. I was almost ready for a invasion of Madrid when Württemberg and Savoy declare war on me, I pulled all my forces from Brussels and Amsterdam (Where I was building a second army) towards Strasbourg to defend against the surprisingly large army of Württemberg, they were massacred in their failed attempt to take the city and I destroyed them.
I took this newly formed army to capture Savoy's only city and take all Spanish Italian possessions, The army at Paris was send south to take their homeland.

Both campaigns were short and successful and with the fall of Gibraltar the Spanish Empire was no more... For some idiotic reason Portugal thought it could take me on shortly after that, my Spanish invasion army was stationed at Madrid so you can imagine that they didn't last very long.

Now I'm building trade fleets and a new war fleet, I already got a full trade fleet in the east-indies and Ivory Coast, combine that with tax from former Spain and France I'm getting very rich very quickly.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 26, 2013, 04:44:46 PM
You destroyed France and Spain very quick there, wise. What difficulty are you playing on?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on February 26, 2013, 04:46:03 PM
You destroyed France and Spain very quick there, wise. What difficulty are you playing on?
Normal for both Battle and Campaign.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 26, 2013, 04:47:01 PM
Normal for both Battle and Campaign.
Okay, nice. It seemed as though you were playing on Easy :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on February 26, 2013, 04:55:24 PM
Okay, nice. It seemed as though you were playing on Easy :P
Nah, I have played ETW for more than 200 hours acording to Steam, conquered all of the world once, only lacked North America when I reached the time limit. (I didn't bother making a backup of the saves when I installed Win-7 so they're gone now  :( ) But I have quite a bit experience in the game.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on February 26, 2013, 05:17:55 PM
Nah, I have played ETW for more than 200 hours acording to Steam, conquered all of the world once, only lacked North America when I reached the time limit. (I didn't bother making a backup of the saves when I installed Win-7 so they're gone now  :( ) But I have quite a bit experience in the game.
North America is a waste of time anyway  :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on February 26, 2013, 06:27:22 PM
Nah, I have played ETW for more than 200 hours acording to Steam, conquered all of the world once, only lacked North America when I reached the time limit. (I didn't bother making a backup of the saves when I installed Win-7 so they're gone now  :( ) But I have quite a bit experience in the game.
Wat. I hate when grand strategy games impose time limits...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on February 26, 2013, 06:55:01 PM
Wat. I hate when grand strategy games impose time limits...
That's why I always mod my games.  :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 26, 2013, 07:33:24 PM
Wat. I hate when grand strategy games impose time limits...
The special thing with TW games (at least the old ones) is that you can continue playing after the time limit if you've completed your objective.  ETW is apparently no exception, as Grif is in the 1820's.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on February 26, 2013, 07:53:44 PM
The special thing with TW games (at least the old ones) is that you can continue playing after the time limit if you've completed your objective.  ETW is apparently no exception, as Grif is in the 1820's.
He must have modded it because the standard limit is 1799
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 26, 2013, 08:12:34 PM
He must have modded it because the standard limit is 1799
Well I can't really say I know. The furthest I've ever gotten is on my current Sweden playthrough where the year is 1793.

Didn't know you could mod that game btw.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on February 27, 2013, 02:52:45 AM
He must have modded it because the standard limit is 1799

Nope, you can keep playing after the limit. At least that's how it worked with me, as it gave me the option. Don't even know how to mod.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 28, 2013, 04:13:03 PM
Well, decided to play Crusader Kings 2 again after quite some time.
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/ck2_1_zps7da4847a.png)
So here we are. The year is 1107, and the reign of King Inge I the Great ended in 1101 with the monarch dying a broken man in his bed, leaving his oldest son Algot to be crowned King Algot I.

The former king's vassals had little faith or loyalty to their new leige, and it only took a few months before Algot's uncle Bishop Gustav, who had long been a foe to King Inge, attempted to assassinate the young king. King Algot, not taking any excrement, immediately tried to arrest the treacherous Gustav, but failed. In response, Gustav rebelled against his true lord, breaking the Duchy of Finland, which King Inge had just conquered from the pagan heathens before he died, away from the kingdom.

But something else that Inge the Great had done, was greatly improve the strength of his personal army, and the other vassals were loyal enough to Algot to join him in his fight against his uncle. The war ended after two years with the capture and beheading of Bishop Gustav. Now the aristocracy was in chaos, however, and Algot attempted to please at least some of them by giving them more fiefs and titles by conquering the northernmost part of Finland, which was under control of a crumbling Norway. The fractured, bruised and disorganized Norwegians quickly surrendered, and the war was won, despite a sudden civil war between some of the Swedish nobles.

Sweden is now rebuilding from a long time of war, training troops and upgrading her defences. Her next objective is to, join together her eastern and western halves by conquering Lappland and the last remnant of Kvens, all while attempting to spread Christendom to the Norse and Sumonesko pagans. But it is all just a stepping stone in the grand dream: a single Northern Kingdom. A grand Scandinavian empire united under a single banner. And King Algot I does not plan on letting the grumpy old men he calls vassals stand in his way.

Wow, got a little excited there. In short, I finally understand the game, and now it goes smoothly and I really like it :P
Also, no, I did not cheat myself to that money. I ripped off the Germans :bandit:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on February 28, 2013, 04:24:24 PM
Well, decided to play Crusader Kings 2 again after quite some time.
([url]http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/ck2_1_zps7da4847a.png[/url])
So here we are. The year is 1107, and the reign of King Inge I the Great ended in 1101 with the monarch dying a broken man in his bed, leaving his oldest son Algot to be crowned King Algot I.

The former king's vassals had little faith or loyalty to their new leige, and it only took a few months before Algot's uncle Bishop Gustav, who had long been a foe to King Inge, attempted to assassinate the young king. King Algot, not taking any excrement, immediately tried to arrest the treacherous Gustav, but failed. In response, Gustav rebelled against his true lord, breaking the Duchy of Finland, which King Inge had just conquered from the pagan heathens before he died, away from the kingdom.

But something else that Inge the Great had done, was greatly improve the strength of his personal army, and the other vassals were loyal enough to Algot to join him in his fight against his uncle. The war ended after two years with the capture and beheading of Bishop Gustav. Now the aristocracy was in chaos, however, and Algot attempted to please at least some of them by giving them more fiefs and titles by conquering the northernmost part of Finland, which was under control of a crumbling Norway. The fractured, bruised and disorganized Norwegians quickly surrendered, and the war was won, despite a sudden civil war between some of the Swedish nobles.

Sweden is now rebuilding from a long time of war, training troops and upgrading her defences. Her next objective is to, join together her eastern and western halves by conquering Lappland and the last remnant of Kvens, all while attempting to spread Christendom to the Norse and Sumonesko pagans. But it is all just a stepping stone in the grand dream: a single Northern Kingdom. A grand Scandinavian empire united under a single banner. And King Algot I does not plan on letting the grumpy old men he calls vassals stand in his way.

Wow, got a little excited there. In short, I finally understand the game, and now it goes smoothly and I really like it :P
Also, no, I did not cheat myself to that money. I ripped off the Germans :bandit:

You're making some real progress there. One question, how did you rip off the Germans? I didn't know that was possible.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 28, 2013, 04:57:33 PM
You're making some real progress there. One question, how did you rip off the Germans? I didn't know that was possible.
Nah, I didn't really, that was just something I came up with right now :P

To be honest, I have no idea how I got that much cash. I just suddenly got a massive boost in income for no apparent reason which ended after 10 years, and what you see is the result :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on February 28, 2013, 05:03:53 PM
Nah, I didn't really, that was just something I came up with right now :P

To be honest, I have no idea how I got that much cash. I just suddenly got a massive boost in income for no apparent reason which ended after 10 years, and what you see is the result :sorcerer:
eh, my army upkeep costs more than you have :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 28, 2013, 05:09:11 PM
eh, my army upkeep costs more than you have :D
Sweden is still quite a poor country. It doesn't have a lot of infrastructure and its population is small. My great goal in this game is to be able to take on the HRE.

But for now, I can amuse myself by bullying the pagan tribes :D King Algot is the nephew of the Holy Roman Emperor and cousin of the king of Hungary, so they got my back in case any civilized power attempted anything :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on February 28, 2013, 05:13:53 PM
Sweden is still quite a poor country. It doesn't have a lot of infrastructure and its population is small. My great goal in this game is to be able to take on the HRE.

But for now, I can amuse myself by bullying the pagan tribes :D King Algot is the nephew of the Holy Roman Emperor and cousin of the king of Hungary, so they got my back in case any civilized power attempted anything :sorcerer:
meahwhile i turned Spain in to a pagan country :D  and i'll be going for france next   :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 28, 2013, 05:14:43 PM
meahwhile i turned Spain in to a pagan country :D  and i'll be going for france next   :sorcerer:
You turned it pagan? How did you even do that? O.o
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on February 28, 2013, 05:17:10 PM
You turned it pagan? How did you even do that? O.o
my ruler is pagan :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 28, 2013, 05:18:24 PM
my ruler is pagan :P
Ah. DLC. Fuq dat shiet, I'ma play vanilla.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on February 28, 2013, 05:20:06 PM
Ah. DLC. Fuq dat shiet, I'ma play vanilla.
not DLC, my starting king married a pagan, his son and current king accepted his mothers religion
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 28, 2013, 05:21:08 PM
not DLC, my starting king married a pagan, his son and current king accepted his mothers religion
But I thought you couldn't play as a pagan ruler? :/
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on February 28, 2013, 05:23:01 PM
But I thought you couldn't play as a pagan ruler? :/
you can play as whatever you want, played a lesbian ruler once :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 28, 2013, 05:24:50 PM
you can play as whatever you want, played a lesbian ruler once :D
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/103/740/Me%20Gusta.png?1318992465)
The possibilities.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 28, 2013, 05:38:04 PM
Oh, and by the way, I got my monarch's relations a little bit wrong. He is nephew to the holy roman emperor, cousin the Danish queen, and his sister is the queen of Hungary. Just a detail :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on February 28, 2013, 06:28:21 PM
you can play as whatever you want, played a lesbian ruler once :D
=]
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 28, 2013, 11:06:01 PM
Well, we quickly got to another update on CK2. I have decided to update with the death of every monarch.
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/ck2_2_zps48ee35d1.png)
After only 15 years of reign, King Algot I the Great was tragically murdered in 1116 at the age of 43 by the vile Duke Kettil af Sverker, who sought to claim the Kingdom of Sweden for himself. He was apprehended, and the king's oldest son Astrad, who was at the young age of 18 crowned King Astrad I, had him immediately imprisoned, and the duke is now rotting away in the castle dungeons for his crimes. Such a disaster, and on prince Astrad's very own wedding day! All believed that it would be a day to celebrate the joining of the Danish and Swedish royal houses, but it became a day of grief and anger.

King Algot I, like his father, was a great leader and a great man. He continued his father's struggle against the Norse Pagan heathens. He successfully conquered the lands of Lappland and Västerbotten, as well as conquering Härjedalen in a long and bloody war against the once again united Norwegians, which took Swedish troops all the way to Norwegian-controlled Sussex. He also continued his father's struggle to bring Christianity to the north by setting the Christening of Finland in motion. Algot also granted more power to the crown, which stopped the nobility from fighting each other, and making monarch a title that demands respect.

Algot the Great was hated by many of his vassals, but was loved by most of the nobility and by the people. He claimed his rightful title as Duke of Jämtland in Norway, giving Sweden the right to nominate the heir of both the Swedish and Norwegian crown. His son, King Astrad I, has vowed to struggle to make one of his future sons the successor of both titles, which will bring the North one step closer to complete unity.

Also, the large boost in income has resumed and has gone on for a while now, so now I have even more cash. It is literally increasing faster than I can spend it, so this is quite frankly getting a little too easy since I can just call in armies of mercenaries to do my job.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on March 01, 2013, 05:49:45 AM
Well, we quickly got to another update on CK2. I have decided to update with the death of every monarch.
([url]http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/ck2_2_zps48ee35d1.png[/url])
After only 15 years of reign, King Algot I the Great was tragically murdered in 1116 at the age of 43 by the vile Duke Kettil af Sverker, who sought to claim the Kingdom of Sweden for himself. He was apprehended, and the king's oldest son Astrad, who was at the young age of 18 crowned King Astrad I, had him immediately imprisoned, and the duke is now rotting away in the castle dungeons for his crimes. Such a disaster, and on prince Astrad's very own wedding day! All believed that it would be a day to celebrate the joining of the Danish and Swedish royal houses, but it became a day of grief and anger.

King Algot I, like his father, was a great leader and a great man. He continued his father's struggle against the Norse Pagan heathens. He successfully conquered the lands of Lappland and Västerbotten, as well as conquering Härjedalen in a long and bloody war against the once again united Norwegians, which took Swedish troops all the way to Norwegian-controlled Sussex. He also continued his father's struggle to bring Christianity to the north by setting the Christening of Finland in motion. Algot also granted more power to the crown, which stopped the nobility from fighting each other, and making monarch a title that demands respect.

Algot the Great was hated by many of his vassals, but was loved by most of the nobility and by the people. He claimed his rightful title as Duke of Jämtland in Norway, giving Sweden the right to nominate the heir of both the Swedish and Norwegian crown. His son, King Astrad I, has vowed to struggle to make one of his future sons the successor of both titles, which will bring the North one step closer to complete unity.

Also, the large boost in income has resumed and has gone on for a while now, so now I have even more cash. It is literally increasing faster than I can spend it, so this is quite frankly getting a little too easy since I can just call in armies of mercenaries to do my job.


You haven't conquered Karelia or Denmark yet? Bad Tobbs, I expected more of you.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on March 01, 2013, 02:19:29 PM
You haven't conquered Karelia or Denmark yet? Bad Tobbs, I expected more of you.
:sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on March 01, 2013, 05:55:37 PM
:sorcerer:

I'll take that as a you recently conquered those two. Excellent, now go destroy those Norwegians. Letting them stay independent is a sign of weakness.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on March 01, 2013, 06:00:02 PM
I'll take that as a you recently conquered those two. Excellent, now go destroy those Norwegians. Letting them stay independent is a sign of weakness.
You'll see what I've done on the next update :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on March 01, 2013, 08:46:40 PM
I'll take that as a you recently conquered those two. Excellent, now go destroy those Norwegians. Letting them stay independent is a sign of weakness.
Well, futz. The game goes only up to 1453 apparently. That means zero coverage of the Americas.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on March 02, 2013, 06:45:35 AM
Well, futz. The game goes only up to 1453 apparently. That means zero coverage of the Americas.

:(

Well there's always the Ottomans...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on March 07, 2013, 04:01:56 PM
Well, since it seems King Astrad has decided to never goddamn die, I can just go ahead and ask...what the hell is "De Jure"? And while I'm at it, what the hell is De Facto? I hear both quite a lot and I have no clue as to what it is x|
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on March 07, 2013, 04:15:38 PM
Well, since it seems King Astrad has decided to never goddamn die, I can just go ahead and ask...what the hell is "De Jure"? And while I'm at it, what the hell is De Facto? I hear both quite a lot and I have no clue as to what it is x|
De Jure means by law if I remember correctly.
For example a Duchy can have 2 provinces De Jure, if you hold the Duchy title you will have a free Causus Belli agains anyone who holds them.
But it's possible that said Duke only owns 2 of the provinces, these 2 provinces are his De Facto but by De Jure he owns another one.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on March 07, 2013, 04:54:25 PM
De Jure means by law if I remember correctly.
For example a Duchy can have 2 provinces De Jure, if you hold the Duchy title you will have a free Causus Belli agains anyone who holds them.
But it's possible that said Duke only owns 2 of the provinces, these 2 provinces are his De Facto but by De Jure he owns another one.
Ah, okay, think I understand now :)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on March 09, 2013, 10:42:36 AM
March of the Eagles, Prussia.
(http://i.imgur.com/y6JNOgA.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on March 09, 2013, 10:51:12 AM
March of the Eagles, Prussia.
([url]http://i.imgur.com/y6JNOgA.jpg[/url])
:(
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on March 09, 2013, 10:53:49 AM
:(
Sweden started it.  So I had to crush them.  :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on March 09, 2013, 11:01:41 AM
Okay, so for some reason, Photobucket doesn't accept .bmp images anymore. The other screenshots were also .bmp and it handled that fine, but it seemed to have changed its mind now.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on March 09, 2013, 11:03:59 AM
Okay, so for some reason, Photobucket doesn't accept .bmp images anymore. The other screenshots were also .bmp and it handled that fine, but it seemed to have changed its mind now.
Use Imgur or get Gimp and convert the bmp into jpg.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on March 09, 2013, 11:13:48 AM
Welp, Imgur doesn't accept the images either, and I don't understand Gimp at all. Looks like I won't post any more updates, then.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on March 09, 2013, 02:43:26 PM
Welp, Imgur doesn't accept the images either, and I don't understand Gimp at all. Looks like I won't post any more updates, then.
Then learn.  :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on March 09, 2013, 10:12:29 PM
Welp, Imgur doesn't accept the images either, and I don't understand Gimp at all. Looks like I won't post any more updates, then.
There's this too:

http://www.getpaint.net/download.html (http://www.getpaint.net/download.html)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on March 10, 2013, 12:03:00 AM
March of the Eagles, Prussia.
([url]http://i.imgur.com/y6JNOgA.jpg[/url])


Why haven't you crushed the Austrians yet? If you're going to play as Prussia, you have to destroy the Austrians, and the French as well at some point.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on March 15, 2013, 09:36:37 PM
For the people that like Civ5:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/15/civilization-v-brave-new-world-preview/ (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/15/civilization-v-brave-new-world-preview/)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on March 18, 2013, 09:12:40 PM
EUIII Romania
(http://i.imgur.com/CYaYjYV.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on March 18, 2013, 09:45:15 PM
EUIII Romania
([url]http://i.imgur.com/CYaYjYV.jpg[/url])
Er...which color?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on March 18, 2013, 09:57:38 PM
Er...which color?
I believe it's that grey excrement that's dominating the Balkans and Anatolia.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on March 18, 2013, 10:58:03 PM
I believe it's that grey excrement that's dominating the Balkans and Anatolia.
Oh. And here I was thinking that he already had colonies in South America... :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on March 19, 2013, 05:52:19 PM
Oh. And here I was thinking that he already had colonies in South America... :P

Worried he's going to take over your homeland? :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on March 19, 2013, 07:32:26 PM
Worried he's going to take over your homeland? :P
Nope. :sorcerer:

It'll likely turn out "better" than the real thing. :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on March 20, 2013, 05:21:28 AM
Nope. :sorcerer:

It'll likely turn out "better" than the real thing. :D

You think Romanian Brazil would turn out better than Portugese Brazil? :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rakia_Time on March 20, 2013, 07:55:05 AM
You think Romanian Brazil would turn out better than Portugese Brazil? :D
personally im in favor of north korean brazil :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on March 20, 2013, 04:19:19 PM
personally im in favor of north korean brazil :D
Eek.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on April 19, 2013, 12:13:14 AM
Victoria II: Hearts of Darkness expansion was released and I, of course, had to start a new game.

South German Federation
(http://i.imgur.com/af2RmC9.jpg?1)

I have to say all the new additions makes the game amazing.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on April 19, 2013, 12:29:56 AM
Victoria II: Hearts of Darkness expansion was released and I, of course, had to start a new game.

South German Federation
([url]http://i.imgur.com/af2RmC9.jpg?1[/url])

I have to say all the new additions makes the game amazing.

Why do you never say what color you are. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on April 19, 2013, 12:39:00 AM
Why do you never say what color you are. :P
I said I was the South German Federation and if you can't find the country in southern Germany you might have to get glasses.  :P

But I am light blue.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on April 19, 2013, 12:41:56 AM
I said I was the South German Federation and if you can't find the country in southern Germany you might have to get glasses.  :P

But I am light blue.
Still....what if you had to move your capital cause you lost land.... :P I would have never known, since Germany seems to be pretty divided.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on April 19, 2013, 12:51:52 AM
Still....what if you had to move your capital cause you lost land.... :P I would have never known, since Germany seems to be pretty divided.
Northern Germany is divided.  Southern Germany is united but constant gently-carressing communist rebels pop up and are crushed swiftly.  I might have to get rid of social spending to punish them...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on April 19, 2013, 07:26:04 AM
Northern Germany is divided.  Southern Germany is united but constant gently-carressing communist rebels pop up and are crushed swiftly.  I might have to get rid of social spending to punish them...

 :D

I like how you think. When I become Prime Minister of Canada, I'll put that line of thinking straight to work. No more universal healthcare for the whiny liberal masses.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on April 19, 2013, 10:30:33 PM
:D

I like how you think. When I become Prime Minister of Canada, I'll put that line of thinking straight to work. No more universal healthcare for the whiny liberal masses.

Smart.

Also update.
(http://i.imgur.com/fBLIEiC.jpg?1[/spoiler])

I currently moved into Italy to grab access to the Med. and acquired Western Saudi and Yemen.  Because of Africa being all grabbed up I shall be grabbing up what I can from Asia.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on April 19, 2013, 10:34:14 PM
:D

I like how you think. When I become Prime Minister of Canada, I'll put that line of thinking straight to work. No more universal healthcare for the whiny liberal masses.
Yet another point where I have a more liberal opinion. I might literally not have been alive today if it wasn't for Sweden's universal healthcare :)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on April 20, 2013, 08:00:17 AM
Yet another point where I have a more liberal opinion. I might literally not have been alive today if it wasn't for Sweden's universal healthcare :)

Oh don't worry Tobbs, it would just be temporary until my country's liberal population smarten up. Then I'll revive the economy, use our new found cash to increase the defence budget, then work on our infrastructure and try to create a pan-Commonwealth economic/political bloc, perhaps even military.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on April 20, 2013, 08:38:05 PM
Yet another point where I have a more liberal opinion. I might literally not have been alive today if it wasn't for Sweden's universal healthcare :)

I would go further into this but don't feel like it at the moment.

Onto Victoria II.  Its time for the Great War!

(http://i.imgur.com/ULovOx6.jpg?1)

The Great War spawned from the crisis for Hungarian Independence.  The war will pit Great Britain, Prussia, and South German Federation against Austria, France, and Russia.  I'll keep everything up to date as I play because I have a feeling this is going to be a blast. 

And it will be time to make France pay for this.  :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on April 20, 2013, 08:46:37 PM
I would go further into this but don't feel like it at the moment.

Onto Victoria II.  Its time for the Great War!

([url]http://i.imgur.com/ULovOx6.jpg?1[/url])

The Great War spawned from the crisis for Hungarian Independence.  The war will pit Great Britain, Prussia, and South German Federation against Austria, France, and Russia.  I'll keep everything up to date as I play because I have a feeling this is going to be a blast. 

And it will be time to make France pay for this.  :D


The British Empire and the Germans uniting to defeat France? That's one of the most awesome versions of the Great War I've heard.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on April 20, 2013, 09:22:23 PM
I would go further into this but don't feel like it at the moment.

Onto Victoria II.  Its time for the Great War!

([url]http://i.imgur.com/ULovOx6.jpg?1[/url])

The Great War spawned from the crisis for Hungarian Independence.  The war will pit Great Britain, Prussia, and South German Federation against Austria, France, and Russia.  I'll keep everything up to date as I play because I have a feeling this is going to be a blast. 

And it will be time to make France pay for this.  :D
And I still can't understand how that damn game works x|

But that's only because I don't play it any more because I can't understand it x|
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on April 20, 2013, 09:40:06 PM
The British Empire and the Germans uniting to defeat France? That's one of the most awesome versions of the Great War I've heard.
And it is 1896 so we have 40 years to sneak another one in.  I personally want to see what will happen when France takes the hit instead of Germany.  Will communists or fascist take control in the losing countries and set up for another war 15-20 years later?

But all I know is that it will be fun.  :D

And I still can't understand how that damn game works x|

But that's only because I don't play it any more because I can't understand it x|
Just learn how I did.  Run face first in the brick wall of a learning curve.

Or you can look at the youtube tutorials.  :ermm:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on April 21, 2013, 01:45:52 AM
Or you can look at the youtube tutorials.  :ermm:
And this is exactly what you did. :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on April 21, 2013, 02:10:30 AM
And this is exactly what you did. :sorcerer:
For Victoria II no, I went with the brick wall approach.  But with Crusader Kings I did use the YouTube.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Kitteh face5 on April 22, 2013, 09:11:28 AM
For Victoria II no, I went with the brick wall approach.  But with Crusader Kings I did use the YouTube.
I cheated and still failed :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on April 25, 2013, 04:34:54 AM
I'll leave this here:
Total War: Rome II in-game footage - Teutoburg forest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUYfBfVUTbc#ws)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on April 25, 2013, 04:49:12 AM
I'll leave this here:
Total War: Rome II in-game footage - Teutoburg forest ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUYfBfVUTbc#ws[/url])

gently-carressing beautiful.

Makes me happy that these guys got the Warhammer IP
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on April 25, 2013, 07:10:52 AM
gently-carressing beautiful.

Makes me happy that these guys got the Warhammer IP
Creative Assembly does have the Warhammer Fantasy IP.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on May 01, 2013, 02:19:53 PM
1905, after the great war.
(http://i.imgur.com/BSCHlWt.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on May 01, 2013, 04:31:53 PM
1905, after the great war.
([url]http://i.imgur.com/BSCHlWt.jpg?1[/url])

You didn't really join the race for African colonies did you? Well, doesn't matter because you decapitated Italy and I think you took a state from France.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on May 01, 2013, 06:17:00 PM
1905, after the great war.
([url]http://i.imgur.com/BSCHlWt.jpg?1[/url])


Looks like the British gained Washington, Oregon and Idaho. You look like you gained the tip of Northern Italy, Austria, Alsasce-Lorraine and Hungary.

Wait...did British Columbia secede!? Typical hippie bastards.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on May 01, 2013, 07:29:38 PM
Since we're showing our Vic 2 empires I might as well join in.

After I bought the new dlc, hearts of darkness I decided to start a new play trough.

The country? The Netherlands of course.

First I used to new Crisis system to get the Wallonie back from Belgium and after that I allied with GB and took their last state by force. skip ahead to the year 1889.

Second Great war!
(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/866092599397965331/E5EA3AB44E80CDBE989E466C41BAFE9009746FA4/)

Yeah, I kicked France ass, with most of their armies trapped in their colonies France was quickly overrun by my forces.

In the end they offered me my wargoal of French Guyana and 7 Times Great War capitulation, I quickly accepted and got around 250 Prestige, this also brought their military strength to ZERO.



The year is 1907 now and I'm comfortably sitting between the other great powers, Italy and the Franco-Austrian coalition are still busy fighting the Great war that became a stalemate after I accepted France's offer Russia left the war victorious after taking a state from Italy and demanding a few great war capitulations.

(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/866092599397962353/6D0035F4E8A4EDF922FBEE840E6D8195FE0BFB76/)

And finally, the world map, as you can see I was busy taking Egypt but they suddenly became civilized during the Second Great War and allied themselves to the USA, I'll figure out a way to get their states but I will take some more time. The North German Federation also finally formed after the Great War (Prussia and France signed a white peace) but the Germans are crippled by rebellion and France is sending every soldier it has into Italy, this leaves me and Russia as the Major Military powers of continental Europe.

(http://i.imgur.com/aK7zXzC.jpg)

 
On a side note, the military power you get from Dreadnoughts is just crazy! I build a attack fleet of 12 Dreadnoughts and I got more than a hundred points from it!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on May 02, 2013, 12:39:54 AM
You didn't really join the race for African colonies did you? Well, doesn't matter because you decapitated Italy and I think you took a state from France.
I was landlocked when the colonization hit so I missed out on it.  That is why I'm going to grab what I can from Asia.

Looks like the British gained Washington, Oregon and Idaho. You look like you gained the tip of Northern Italy, Austria, Alsasce-Lorraine and Hungary.

Wait...did British Columbia secede!? Typical hippie bastards.
England released them as a satellite.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on May 02, 2013, 05:14:11 AM
Since we're showing our Vic 2 empires I might as well join in.

After I bought the new dlc, hearts of darkness I decided to start a new play trough.

The country? The Netherlands of course.

First I used to new Crisis system to get the Wallonie back from Belgium and after that I allied with GB and took their last state by force. skip ahead to the year 1889.

Second Great war!
([url]http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/866092599397965331/E5EA3AB44E80CDBE989E466C41BAFE9009746FA4/[/url])

Yeah, I kicked France ass, with most of their armies trapped in their colonies France was quickly overrun by my forces.

In the end they offered me my wargoal of French Guyana and 7 Times Great War capitulation, I quickly accepted and got around 250 Prestige, this also brought their military strength to ZERO.



The year is 1907 now and I'm comfortably sitting between the other great powers, Italy and the Franco-Austrian coalition are still busy fighting the Great war that became a stalemate after I accepted France's offer Russia left the war victorious after taking a state from Italy and demanding a few great war capitulations.

([url]http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/866092599397962353/6D0035F4E8A4EDF922FBEE840E6D8195FE0BFB76/[/url])

And finally, the world map, as you can see I was busy taking Egypt but they suddenly became civilized during the Second Great War and allied themselves to the USA, I'll figure out a way to get their states but I will take some more time. The North German Federation also finally formed after the Great War (Prussia and France signed a white peace) but the Germans are crippled by rebellion and France is sending every soldier it has into Italy, this leaves me and Russia as the Major Military powers of continental Europe.

([url]http://i.imgur.com/aK7zXzC.jpg[/url])

 
On a side note, the military power you get from Dreadnoughts is just crazy! I build a attack fleet of 12 Dreadnoughts and I got more than a hundred points from it!


Alright, I now want this game. How steep is the learning curve?

England released them as a satellite.


I suppose that is...acceptable.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on May 02, 2013, 05:21:34 AM
Alright, I now want this game. How steep is the learning curve?

I suppose that is...acceptable.
If you never played a paradox game before its like a brick wall. If you have it isn't that hard.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on May 02, 2013, 08:40:30 AM
Alright, I now want this game. How steep is the learning curve?
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/12/K2_2006b.jpg/256px-K2_2006b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on May 02, 2013, 09:02:53 AM
Victoria is actually a lot easier to pick up than Hearts of Iron 2, or EUIII, but still, get your climbing gear
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on May 02, 2013, 09:11:46 AM
Victoria is actually a lot easier to pick up than Hearts of Iron 2, or EUIII, but still, get your climbing gear
I managed to kill off 70% of my country's military as I realized that attrition existed in the game. And this stuff with the professions among your citizens and all that just confuse me. I personally think EUIII is much simpler.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on May 02, 2013, 05:13:06 PM
Victoria is actually a lot easier to pick up than Hearts of Iron 2, or EUIII, but still, get your climbing gear

([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/12/K2_2006b.jpg/256px-K2_2006b.jpg[/url])


(http://acmeclimbing.com/ProductImages/blackdiamond/mountaineerpkglg.jpg)

I am prepared.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on May 02, 2013, 05:28:37 PM
([url]http://acmeclimbing.com/ProductImages/blackdiamond/mountaineerpkglg.jpg[/url])

I am prepared.


I guess you will try to pick Great Britain on your first try, don't do that, they're the most boring country in this game in my opinion, at least in the beginning.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on May 02, 2013, 07:05:23 PM
I guess you will try to pick Great Britain on your first try, don't do that, they're the most boring country in this game in my opinion, at least in the beginning.

I'm afraid I must, because the British Empire is awesome. And I really want to reclaim the Thirteen Colonies.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on May 02, 2013, 08:07:49 PM
I'm afraid I must, because the British Empire is awesome. And I really want to reclaim the Thirteen Colonies.
You know, you can start as the British, liberate Canada and than steamroll the USA into their rightful place as a province in the Greater Canadian Empire.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on May 02, 2013, 08:15:59 PM
You know, you can start as the British, liberate Canada and than steamroll the USA into their rightful place as a province in the Greater Canadian Empire.

I like how you think Wise, I like how you think indeed...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on May 02, 2013, 08:35:54 PM
You know, you can start as the British, liberate Canada and than steamroll the USA into their rightful place as a province in the Greater Canadian Empire.
Seconded. :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on May 02, 2013, 10:41:03 PM
Seconded. :sorcerer:
Lol He can wish that. At least till Canada becomes the next few states. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on May 02, 2013, 10:41:47 PM
Lol He can wish that. At least till Canada becomes the next few states. :P
Boo! Hiss! 

j/k :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on May 03, 2013, 06:48:03 AM
Just take attrition into account. I didn't do that, and it didn't go too well for me because of it.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on May 03, 2013, 07:52:50 AM
Lol He can wish that. At least till Canada becomes the next few states. :P

Yeah, no. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on May 15, 2013, 08:56:04 AM
So I finally managed to ascend the learning curve of Victoria II, as Sweden, of course. So I conquered Denmark and formed Scandinavia in usual order. Then a crisis broke out between Great Britain and the Russian Empire over the independence of Poland. I joined forces with the Brits along with Spain and Austria because I wanted to take Finland from the Russians, and Prussia and France joined the Russians. No peaceful solution was made, and war broke out in 1853, and went quite badly at first. Then everything turned when the whole Prussian army  decided to take a tour through entire Russia and back for no apparent reason, and the Russians suffered a revolution, so I managed to blockade all Prussian ports and invade Finland with full force.

The war ended on my part in 1857 after I defeated the Russians and took all of Finland from them. My economy was excrement by now, but soon I got an enormous boost in mining output due to a random event and suddenly the money started flowing in like never before. Now, in 1858, the war is still going on between Britain and Russia, but I'm richer than ever while Russia was left crippled.

I'll get a map once I gain access to the internet with that computer.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on May 15, 2013, 10:27:26 AM
I recently put EUIII back on my comp, played a game as the teutonic knights. First few years were real rough with Bohemia and Sweeden teaming up to take me on. Then Burgundy decided to come over and say hi. Burgundy owned most of western france and england at this point. I defeated the sweedish and bohemian armies in detail, then gave burgundy some of my upper baltic provinces to get them to go away. I got them back when England and France took Burgundy down. Expanding into Germany proper I took Brandenburg and became Prussia. By this point nearly everyone around me was allied in one big alliance. I reduced bohemia to a rump state, beat the hansa back and broke them up into other states and eventually took some territory off poland and lithuania. As I pushed deeper into germany I had to fight bavaria several times as well. When they get to be the emperor they can field a lot of men.

Where was Austria in all of this? Well, someone must have told them that a guy in china was giving away free pies, because last time I checked they were fighting the Ming in Mongolia.

Anyway, long story short I formed Germany in 1665, reduced bohemia to nothing, annexed bavaria (bastards) and split Lithuania in half. I'm getting the rest of my cores in germany then I'm going to beat up Austria and Sweeden.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on May 15, 2013, 03:58:01 PM
I recently put EUIII back on my comp, played a game as the teutonic knights. First few years were real rough with Bohemia and Sweeden teaming up to take me on. Then Burgundy decided to come over and say hi. Burgundy owned most of western france and england at this point. I defeated the sweedish and bohemian armies in detail, then gave burgundy some of my upper baltic provinces to get them to go away. I got them back when England and France took Burgundy down. Expanding into Germany proper I took Brandenburg and became Prussia. By this point nearly everyone around me was allied in one big alliance. I reduced bohemia to a rump state, beat the hansa back and broke them up into other states and eventually took some territory off poland and lithuania. As I pushed deeper into germany I had to fight bavaria several times as well. When they get to be the emperor they can field a lot of men.

Where was Austria in all of this? Well, someone must have told them that a guy in china was giving away free pies, because last time I checked they were fighting the Ming in Mongolia.

Anyway, long story short I formed Germany in 1665, reduced bohemia to nothing, annexed bavaria (bastards) and split Lithuania in half. I'm getting the rest of my cores in germany then I'm going to beat up Austria and Sweeden.
Why not bash the Brits too? :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on May 15, 2013, 10:43:19 PM
Why not bash the Brits too? :P

No reason to, they have nothing I want and have been slowly reducing sweeden through successive wars
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on May 15, 2013, 11:38:27 PM
No reason to, they have nothing I want and have been slowly reducing sweeden through successive wars
Bugger. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on May 16, 2013, 02:51:24 AM
Up until this point I've been very careful with who I pick my battles with. The teutonic knights start with an excellent military but have a very poor economy, so long wars aren't advisable. My general strategy for taking on the big boys is to mass my army, wait for them to invade me, then use my superior troops to beat their death stacks one by one, then once their army is vanquished I charge in and quickly take as much territory as I can.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on May 16, 2013, 07:21:00 AM
Why not bash the Brits too? :P

I must break you.

No reason to, they have nothing I want and have been slowly reducing sweeden through successive wars

Are you intentionally misspelling Sweden, or am I missing something here?

Up until this point I've been very careful with who I pick my battles with. The teutonic knights start with an excellent military but have a very poor economy, so long wars aren't advisable. My general strategy for taking on the big boys is to mass my army, wait for them to invade me, then use my superior troops to beat their death stacks one by one, then once their army is vanquished I charge in and quickly take as much territory as I can.

*takes notes*
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on May 16, 2013, 07:50:51 AM
Are you intentionally misspelling Sweden, or am I missing something here?

No, I'm just an idiot   x|
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on May 16, 2013, 08:21:02 AM
No, I'm just an idiot   x|

:D

Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on May 16, 2013, 09:08:10 AM
So...I just accidentally declared war against eight countries instead of one in Victoria. With Russia having lost their status as a great power after having been beaten to a pulp by Britain, I decided to take Karelia from them, now that I had rebuilt my military. So I declared war against Russia in 1864. Unfortunately, I had apparently unpaused the game and not realized while I did this, so Russia formed an alliance with Prussia literally half a second before I pressed the "Declare War" button, so now I'm at war with Russia, Prussia, Holstein, Baden, Hannover, Bavaria, Mecklenburg and the Netherlands. I asked Britain for help but they said "Lol, nope".

Not all that great.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on May 16, 2013, 09:30:15 AM
So...I just accidentally declared war against eight countries instead of one in Victoria. With Russia having lost their status as a great power after having been beaten to a pulp by Britain, I decided to take Karelia from them, now that I had rebuilt my military. So I declared war against Russia in 1864. Unfortunately, I had apparently unpaused the game and not realized while I did this, so Russia formed an alliance with Prussia literally half a second before I pressed the "Declare War" button, so now I'm at war with Russia, Prussia, Holstein, Baden, Hannover, Bavaria, Mecklenburg and the Netherlands. I asked Britain for help but they said "Lol, nope".

Not all that great.

That might end badly, however, defeat in detail, its how I won the civil war as the CSA in Vic II. Just mass your forces and crush every one of their stacks one by one. The AI never supports its armies so you can defeat a force ten times bigger than yours like that.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on May 16, 2013, 09:32:32 AM
That might end badly, however, defeat in detail, its how I won the civil war as the CSA in Vic II. Just mass your forces and crush every one of their stacks one by one. The AI never supports its armies so you can defeat a force ten times bigger than yours like that.
Thank you :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 07, 2013, 08:30:47 PM
So Photobucket finally decided to accept my CKII images again, so here's a long overdue update on my progress.
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/ck2_4_zps3c6632ab.png)
So after forming the Scandinavian Empire and becoming Emperor Astrad I 'the Lame', and becoming like a thousand years old, old man Astrad finally died, and his son Mikael was crowned Emperor Mikael I of Scandinavia. This map is outdated now, however. Mikael is in his middle ages now, and has more land, among it is Denmark which I managed to inherit when the Danish king unfortunately died in a tragic accident. My new goal is to conquer Scotland, and from there the whole of the British Isles.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 07, 2013, 08:47:06 PM
So Photobucket finally decided to accept my CKII images again, so here's a long overdue update on my progress.
([url]http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/ck2_4_zps3c6632ab.png[/url])
So after forming the Scandinavian Empire and becoming Emperor Astrad I 'the Lame', and becoming like a thousand years old, old man Astrad finally died, and his son Mikael was crowned Emperor Mikael I of Scandinavia. This map is outdated now, however. Mikael is in his middle ages now, and has more land, among it is Denmark which I managed to inherit when the Danish king unfortunately died in a tragic accident. My new goal is to conquer Scotland, and from there the whole of the British Isles.

You should keep an eye on the Mongol hordes, if you're not prepared for them they will suddenly show up next to your border with an army of 120K and when you're dealing with rebelling vassals at that moment you'll stand no chance.

Anyway very nice Scandinavian Empire Scotland shouldn't be too much trouble with the armies you should have now.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 07, 2013, 09:28:38 PM
You should keep an eye on the Mongol hordes, if you're not prepared for them they will suddenly show up next to your border with an army of 120K and when you're dealing with rebelling vassals at that moment you'll stand no chance.

Anyway very nice Scandinavian Empire Scotland shouldn't be too much trouble with the armies you should have now.
I've read that the Mongols only appear in somewhere between 20% to 50% of all games, but truth be told I haven't given them any thought. I guess I'll have to watch my back.

As for Scotland, the main problem is with Casus Bellis. I've already gained a foothold in northernmost Scotland, but the two last wars have been cancelled due to the Casus Belli no longer being valid.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 14, 2013, 03:08:24 PM
Right now playing the Phenoix mod for EUIII which allows you to play from 11AD to, I believe, 2099AD.

Here is a world map in 67AD with me playing as the Teutons, yellow in northern Germany-southern Denmark.
(http://i.imgur.com/FS6QXfU.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 14, 2013, 03:32:16 PM
Right now playing the Phenoix mod for EUIII which allows you to play from 11AD to, I believe, 2099AD.

Here is a world map in 67AD with me playing as the Teutons, yellow in northern Germany-southern Denmark.
([url]http://i.imgur.com/FS6QXfU.jpg[/url])

Nice! you got to be careful though because it seems the Roman Empire survived and I don't think you have the biggest armies. I suppose the Empire will fall under rebellion in time but it may take a while.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 14, 2013, 03:37:14 PM
Right now playing the Phenoix mod for EUIII which allows you to play from 11AD to, I believe, 2099AD.

Here is a world map in 67AD with me playing as the Teutons, yellow in northern Germany-southern Denmark.
([url]http://i.imgur.com/FS6QXfU.jpg[/url])


You see all those other colours? You must crush them.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 14, 2013, 06:50:59 PM
You see all those other colours? You must crush them.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/Whiteout.JPG)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 14, 2013, 06:57:00 PM
([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/Whiteout.JPG[/url])


 :D

Okay, well-played. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 17, 2013, 11:54:53 AM
Nice! you got to be careful though because it seems the Roman Empire survived and I don't think you have the biggest armies. I suppose the Empire will fall under rebellion in time but it may take a while.

The Roman Empire survived until 476AD so it is right on track.  Except with no Byzantine Empire yet.

You see all those other colours? You must crush them.

Observation role focusing on trade.  Well for now at least.  :P


Update Time:
Year is 337AD.  I have expanded to control most of North Germany while the Goths seem to be on their way to challenging Rome... hopefully.
Also noted, I have the highest technology levels in Europe and am only second to the Han Dynasty in China.

(http://i.imgur.com/towTb8V.jpgp)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 17, 2013, 12:08:20 PM
Well, excrement, the Mongols have arrived in force in CKII. They just took Hungary in four months. Now the pope has called for a crusade to reclaim Hungary. I have 67,000 levy soldiers at my disposal, plus 5,600 Demesne troops. Hopefully, with the help of the other European countries, it'll be enough to defeat the Mongols.

I better damn hope so, because I'm at war with them now...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 17, 2013, 12:59:23 PM
Well, excrement, the Mongols have arrived in force in CKII. They just took Hungary in four months. Now the pope has called for a crusade to reclaim Hungary. I have 67,000 levy soldiers at my disposal, plus 5,600 Demesne troops. Hopefully, with the help of the other European countries, it'll be enough to defeat the Mongols.

I better damn hope so, because I'm at war with them now...
70.000 troops? I think the Mongols have around 200.000 without levy or demesne, they start with a huge army. But maybe a lot of them died taking Hungary and west russia so you might have a chance....
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 17, 2013, 01:14:09 PM
70.000 troops? I think the Mongols have around 200.000 without levy or demesne, they start with a huge army. But maybe a lot of them died taking Hungary and west russia so you might have a chance....
They haven't taken Russia. They haven't even reached Georgia, but they just took Hungary and now it's just like a colony in the middle of Europe. I think they have an army of about 160,000 men, so I'll have to hope that the other nations are strong enough.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 19, 2013, 07:10:42 AM
Well, excrement, the Mongols have arrived in force in CKII. They just took Hungary in four months. Now the pope has called for a crusade to reclaim Hungary. I have 67,000 levy soldiers at my disposal, plus 5,600 Demesne troops. Hopefully, with the help of the other European countries, it'll be enough to defeat the Mongols.

I better damn hope so, because I'm at war with them now...

Who's them? Europe? Damn Tobbs, you must have been feeling confident.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 19, 2013, 09:52:20 AM
Who's them? Europe? Damn Tobbs, you must have been feeling confident.
"Them" are the Mongols. I thought that was obvious :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 19, 2013, 03:50:24 PM
"Them" are the Mongols. I thought that was obvious :P

It was, I was just playing with words. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 19, 2013, 07:04:13 PM
So I've been playing the Elder Kings mod for CKII for a little while now, and I love it so far. It's a total overhaul mod that plays out in the Elder Scrolls world during the second era, and Tamriel is split into countless little warring states. You can play as any of these states you want, and conquer all of Tamriel and Akavir, and can even conquer the Draugr in Atmora and the Maormer of Pyandonea. And you have almost 2000 years to do it :sorcerer:

So here is my campaign. Since Argonians are my favourite race in TES, I found it natural to play as a nation in Black Marsh :)
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/ck2_2_zps87fdbc09.png)
So I'm currently playing as High King Mahei 'the Iron Hand' of Argonia, which was unified by his father, High Chief Ilas-Tei of Archein, who unfortunately got known as 'the Naughty'. I forgot to take a screenshot during that time, so this will have to do. So currently, all that is left in my way for a unified Argonia is the conquest of the tribe Sarpa and a war against the Dunmer of Morrowind. Then I plan on either conquering Nibenay or Elsweyr.

A nice addition in this mod is the "Warlord" trait which allows you to declare war against any neighbouring nations and annex all occupied territories if you win. It allows for quick expansion as long as you have enough people to fill up the conquered land as vassals :)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 20, 2013, 05:36:04 AM
and a war against the Dunmer of Morrowind.

You can try n'wah, but you will fail

But seriously, that looks like an awesome mod
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 20, 2013, 06:26:13 AM
You can try n'wah, but you will fail

But seriously, that looks like an awesome mod
It's still in beta, so some details are missing like icons and descriptions, but otherwise the mod actually has more functions than the vanilla game. For example, you can choose as plot that you want to seduce someone :sorcerer:

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?624367-MOD-Elder-Kings-a-CK2-Elder-Scrolls-mod (http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?624367-MOD-Elder-Kings-a-CK2-Elder-Scrolls-mod)
Here's the page for the mod, but you gotta be registered on the site and have CKII registered on your account in order to be able to view it.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 20, 2013, 06:35:04 AM
By the way, if you have ruler designer DLC - there is no penalty in age for adding new traits and making your character better like there is in the vanilla, so you can exploit the hell out of that.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 20, 2013, 01:25:09 PM
555AD

(http://i.imgur.com/UkgXI4h.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 21, 2013, 05:53:42 AM
555AD

([url]http://i.imgur.com/UkgXI4h.jpg[/url])


I still see other nations on that map PMorgan. Why haven't you destroyed them yet?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 21, 2013, 12:13:21 PM
I still see other nations on that map PMorgan. Why haven't you destroyed them yet?
He hasn't used that thing I posted yet. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 21, 2013, 10:20:51 PM
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/ck2_3_zps1af80ced.png)
So High King Mahei the Iron Hand died of stress at age 77, with no children to take the throne. The title was thus passed on to his younger brother, Saliith. The Kingdom of Argonia was immediately launched into a period of political instability, as just about none of Saliith's vassals are loyal to him. Saliith's son and heir, Tim-Jush, is an incompetent drunkard and his son, Teem-La, is equally incompetent. There are three dangerous factions within the realm, one seeking independence for the tribe of Paatru, one demanding a lowering of crown authority in the kingdom, and one loyal to Teem-La. If they all revolt at the same time, I seriously don't know if I can defeat them.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 22, 2013, 06:42:06 AM
([url]http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/ck2_3_zps1af80ced.png[/url])
So High King Mahei the Iron Hand died of stress at age 77, with no children to take the throne. The title was thus passed on to his younger brother, Saliith. The Kingdom of Argonia was immediately launched into a period of political instability, as just about none of Saliith's vassals are loyal to him. Saliith's son and heir, Tim-Jush, is an incompetent drunkard and his son, Teem-La, is equally incompetent. There are three dangerous factions within the realm, one seeking independence for the tribe of Paatru, one demanding a lowering of crown authority in the kingdom, and one loyal to Teem-La. If they all revolt at the same time, I seriously don't know if I can defeat them.


I don't know if the game mechanics work in this way, but in times of domestic instability, having a common enemy has been used to great effect in national unity.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 22, 2013, 10:18:33 AM
I don't know if the game mechanics work in this way, but in times of domestic instability, having a common enemy has been used to great effect in national unity.
There's no mechanic for that that I know of. Going to war in this game does not make your vassals more loyal to you, as it is completely based on their opinion of you, and the less your vassals like you, the less levies they will give you in your war effort. But fortunately, vassals get quite a large bonus in opinion if you crush a major rebellion, such as when a faction revolts.

Which just happened. The 'independence' faction and the one loyal to Teem-La revolted at just about the same time, so I am literally fighting half of my vassals right now. Fortunately, my steward randomly found lotsa munies while surveying a province, so I can hire a couple of thousand mercenaries :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 22, 2013, 10:50:37 AM
There's no mechanic for that that I know of. Going to war in this game does not make your vassals more loyal to you, as it is completely based on their opinion of you, and the less your vassals like you, the less levies they will give you in your war effort. But fortunately, vassals get quite a large bonus in opinion if you crush a major rebellion, such as when a faction revolts.

Which just happened. The 'independence' faction and the one loyal to Teem-La revolted at just about the same time, so I am literally fighting half of my vassals right now. Fortunately, my steward randomly found lotsa munies while surveying a province, so I can hire a couple of thousand mercenaries :sorcerer:

I think it will be best to surrender to lover crown rebels when they rise against you. I don't think you'll be able to fight 3 rebbelions.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 22, 2013, 10:54:47 AM
I think it will be best to surrender to lover crown rebels when they rise against you. I don't think you'll be able to fight 3 rebbelions.
Probably. And it's the easiest to fix later on with the next monarch.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 22, 2013, 12:53:27 PM
And so, at age 88, High King Saliith, who also got known as "the Iron Hand" died of an old wound. Since both his son Tim-Jush and his grandson Teem-La had died in the long civil war that wiped out almost half the Argonian nobility, the crown was left over to Saliith's grandson Beem-Kiurz. Beem-Kiurz was quite popular among the nobles, partly because he's such a good lad, and partly because almost everyone who had been disloyal are dead. So I decided that now was the time to claim the last piece of land that was needed for a completely united Argonia, the one that had for many years been held in the grasp of the Dunmer.

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/ck2_4_zps0e4d879a.png)

Now this here is a real challenge. Morrowind has twice as many levies as I do, with 22K Dunmer vs 11K Argonians. I can't defeat them in a direct confrontation, that I know. But I'm planning on using my own homeland to my advantage. There are several provinces in my lands struck by severe famine, with supplies only able to support 100 men. If I can lure the Dunmer into those provinces and make them stay there for a few months, they will drop like flies and I'll be able to move in with my armies to give the coup de grace. No idea if this will work, but what the hell, let's give it a try.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 22, 2013, 01:23:00 PM
Holy excrement it actually worked. Since the bit of land I wanted was still in Black Marsh even though it belonged to the Dunmer, their armies started falling apart just as much when they tried defending the land as when trying to occupy my land, as many of us know how dangerous Black Marsh is for non-Argonians.

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/ck2_5_zps95d123e7.png)

The finest moment was when a Dunmer army of 12,000 men moved into Chasecreek, which is the closest famine-plagued province. In three months, their numbers had dropped by 89%, solely due to hunger and disease. Don't mess with Black Marsh.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 22, 2013, 07:35:40 PM
Well, I have now gotten the Warlord perk for my monarch, which enables me to invade any of my neighbours and take all land that is occupied during the war, assuming that I win. So I declared war against Nibenay to take some southwestern territory which will allow me to walk into Elsweyr. And then I noticed that the Knahaten Flu (http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Knahaten_Flu) had broken loose, and is laying waste to dynasties and armies throughout Tamriel.

Fun fact: Argonians are immune to diseases.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 23, 2013, 02:04:04 AM
I still see other nations on that map PMorgan. Why haven't you destroyed them yet?
Still have 1500 years to go.  There is time and I like to observe.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 24, 2013, 09:00:01 AM
I just realized that VicII really isn't a fair game. Really, unless you're playing as Great Britain, France, Prussia, or the US, you can't get that far at all. My Scandinavian empire is the seventh great power in the world, but my military is laughable because I simply didn't have a big population from the very start. I can't attack any country now because they are either too far away or they are protected by one of the great powers, and I can't defeat any of the great powers.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 24, 2013, 09:51:46 AM
I just realized that VicII really isn't a fair game. Really, unless you're playing as Great Britain, France, Prussia, or the US, you can't get that far at all. My Scandinavian empire is the seventh great power in the world, but my military is laughable because I simply didn't have a big population from the very start. I can't attack any country now because they are either too far away or they are protected by one of the great powers, and I can't defeat any of the great powers.

Colonies, that's all I have to say. I'm able to get to the third place with the Netherlands because of Indonesia.

If you start without any you need to take over some uncivilized nations before the big 8 sphere or conquer them, I advise southwest Asia. They have weak countries but large amounts of manpower.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 24, 2013, 02:00:45 PM
I just realized that VicII really isn't a fair game. Really, unless you're playing as Great Britain, France, Prussia, or the US, you can't get that far at all. My Scandinavian empire is the seventh great power in the world, but my military is laughable because I simply didn't have a big population from the very start. I can't attack any country now because they are either too far away or they are protected by one of the great powers, and I can't defeat any of the great powers.

Annex Brunei, always annex Brunei

Also, depending on what expansions you are running building a gently-carresston of dreadnoughts will shoot your military score so high you'll skyrocket to top 4
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 24, 2013, 10:36:13 PM
Colonies, that's all I have to say. I'm able to get to the third place with the Netherlands because of Indonesia.

If you start without any you need to take over some uncivilized nations before the big 8 sphere or conquer them, I advise southwest Asia. They have weak countries but large amounts of manpower.
Annex Brunei, always annex Brunei

Also, depending on what expansions you are running building a gently-carresston of dreadnoughts will shoot your military score so high you'll skyrocket to top 4
I'm running on Heart of Darkness. And I can't follow either advice for these reasons: I can't build any large amount of ships because I don't have enough money, because I started with a tiny industry so I make like 100 pounds per month. Also, I don't have the technology to build dreadnoughts. Best I can build are commerce raiders. And colonies are impossible for me for two reasons: first, because everything is either too far away or already taken and two, I can only colonize places with a life rating of 25, but it's 15 everywhere.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on June 24, 2013, 10:46:03 PM
I'm running on Heart of Darkness. And I can't follow either advice for these reasons: I can't build any large amount of ships because I don't have enough money, because I started with a tiny industry so I make like 100 pounds per month. Also, I don't have the technology to build dreadnoughts. Best I can build are commerce raiders. And colonies are impossible for me for two reasons: first, because everything is either too far away or already taken and two, I can only colonize places with a life rating of 25, but it's 15 everywhere.
You only need two wooden transports to conquer a nation like Brunei.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 24, 2013, 10:55:46 PM
I'm running on Heart of Darkness. And I can't follow either advice for these reasons: I can't build any large amount of ships because I don't have enough money, because I started with a tiny industry so I make like 100 pounds per month. Also, I don't have the technology to build dreadnoughts. Best I can build are commerce raiders. And colonies are impossible for me for two reasons: first, because everything is either too far away or already taken and two, I can only colonize places with a life rating of 25, but it's 15 everywhere.

What year is it? Colonizing doesn't really come online for people who aren't britain or USA until the late 19th century, once you have machine guns and one of the govt techs then you can pretty much colonize anywhere. I don't know about now but here a little exploit I used to get into africa. Research the techs to build the suez canal, I think any GP can do it, that gives you a naval base in Africa, and once you build it up you can colonize the horn of africa and then into the Interior. Thats how I built the great African American Empire

You only need two wooden transports to conquer a nation like Brunei.

Also this
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 25, 2013, 06:20:58 AM
What year is it? Colonizing doesn't really come online for people who aren't britain or USA until the late 19th century, once you have machine guns and one of the govt techs then you can pretty much colonize anywhere. I don't know about now but here a little exploit I used to get into africa. Research the techs to build the suez canal, I think any GP can do it, that gives you a naval base in Africa, and once you build it up you can colonize the horn of africa and then into the Interior. Thats how I built the great African American Empire

You disappoint me Crane.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 25, 2013, 11:33:59 AM
You disappoint me Crane.
Down with the marmalade! Down with crumpets! Ditch the tea onto the sea!

:P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 25, 2013, 11:46:02 AM
You disappoint me Crane.

I think Britain was busy fighting a war with china for the 14 billion'th time, so no one noticed as the entire of africa suddenly turned blue and started singing the star spangled banner
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 25, 2013, 04:27:25 PM
I think Britain was busy fighting a war with china for the 14 billion'th time, so no one noticed as the entire of africa suddenly turned blue and started singing the star spangled banner

So I see. So if I came to New Zealand and locked you in a small room, how long do you think it would take before I have you singing Rule, Britannia?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on June 25, 2013, 04:36:52 PM
So I see. So if I came to New Zealand and locked you in a small room, how long do you think it would take before I have you singing Rule, Britannia?
Go Crane! Americanize the whole damn planet!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 25, 2013, 04:45:44 PM
Go Crane! Americanize the whole damn planet!
Heck no. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on June 25, 2013, 04:49:53 PM
Heck no. :P
United States of Earth has a Nice ring to it. :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 25, 2013, 04:59:52 PM
United States of Earth has a Nice ring to it. :D
Boo! Hiss!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 25, 2013, 07:32:15 PM
United States of Earth has a Nice ring to it. :D

So does Earth Empire or United Earth Commonwealth. :P

Or an even better one, if we colonize other star systems, United Systems Commonwealth. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on June 25, 2013, 07:37:23 PM
So does Earth Empire or United Earth Commonwealth. :P

Or an even better one, if we colonize other star systems, United Systems Commonwealth. :P
United States of the Multiverse! Every Dimension singing the Star spangled Banner! :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 25, 2013, 07:43:34 PM
United States of the Multiverse! Every Dimension singing the Star spangled Banner! :D

Her Britannic Majesty's Empire of the Multiverse. Sounds a lot more awesome than yours. :P

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHNfvJc99YY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHNfvJc99YY)

Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 25, 2013, 07:52:38 PM
United States of the Multiverse! Every Dimension singing the Star spangled Banner! :D
Her Britannic Majesty's Empire of the Multiverse. Sounds a lot more awesome than yours. :P

 [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHNfvJc99YY[/url] ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHNfvJc99YY[/url])


Hitler NEIN! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoMgnJDXd3k#)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 25, 2013, 09:45:29 PM
Or maybe we could turn the multiverse French so that y'all Brits and ex-Brits get sad :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 25, 2013, 09:47:17 PM
Or maybe we could turn the multiverse French so that y'all Brits and ex-Brits get sad :sorcerer:
Yay! :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on June 26, 2013, 05:05:09 AM
Or maybe we could turn the multiverse French so that y'all Brits and ex-Brits get sad :sorcerer:

You're really enamoured with the French, aren't you? :P

Yay! :sorcerer:

And what do you get out of French domination? :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on June 26, 2013, 05:23:00 AM
And what do you get out of French domination? :P
Cheese and Pompous overlords?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on June 26, 2013, 06:16:58 AM
Cheese and Pompous overlords?
Keep the food and chuck the pompous bufoons out. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 26, 2013, 10:02:51 AM
You're really enamoured with the French, aren't you? :P
I don't like the French people, but I love the French language. And they are perfect when pushing the buttons on Brits and ex-Brits :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on June 29, 2013, 09:25:55 PM
Updateness: Year 664
(http://i.imgur.com/OCO5mWK.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 29, 2013, 09:34:36 PM
What year is it? Colonizing doesn't really come online for people who aren't britain or USA until the late 19th century, once you have machine guns and one of the govt techs then you can pretty much colonize anywhere. I don't know about now but here a little exploit I used to get into africa. Research the techs to build the suez canal, I think any GP can do it, that gives you a naval base in Africa, and once you build it up you can colonize the horn of africa and then into the Interior. Thats how I built the great African American Empire

Also this
Finally started the game again. The year is 1875, and the european powers have started grabbing themselves colonies like crazy. The horn of Africa and Brunei have both been taken by the French. I have machine guns, but I can't find these "govt techs" you speak of. I still cannot create colonies. And I al getting swarmed with rebels.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on June 29, 2013, 09:59:37 PM
gently-carress it I'm restarting. I've got almost 30 times more rebels in my country than I have soldiers and my neighbours are ripping me apart. I'll try again, see if I can do better this time.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on June 30, 2013, 01:03:03 AM
I have no idea why Vic II swamps you in rebels in the late 19th century, it really pisses me off.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 03, 2013, 07:10:39 PM
*considers starting a new civ5 game using the Brazilians once Brave new World is out*
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 03, 2013, 10:12:20 PM
Updateness: Year 664
([url]http://i.imgur.com/OCO5mWK.jpg[/url])


Once again Morgan, you haven't conquered everything that is different than you yet. I am very disappointed.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 03, 2013, 10:26:21 PM
Once again Morgan, you haven't conquered everything that is different than you yet. I am very disappointed.
:P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 03, 2013, 10:30:41 PM
Once again Morgan, you haven't conquered everything that is different than you yet. I am very disappointed.
And so continues Morgan's tedious strife for acceptance. The outrageous monarchist canuck Grif only expresses disappointment at the young Morgan's attempts, and it seems he will never find the young man's efforts satisfactory. Yet Morgan's morally ignored heart beats with a completely non-sexual, no-homo desire to satisfy the monarchist. And so continues Morgan's journey, his mission, his strife, the great challenge that is life underneath the unforgiving metaphorical IV sun.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: LordNecross on July 03, 2013, 11:15:08 PM
And so continues Morgan's tedious strife for acceptance. The outrageous monarchist canuck Grif only expresses disappointment at the young Morgan's attempts, and it seems he will never find the young man's efforts satisfactory. Yet Morgan's morally ignored heart beats with a completely non-sexual, no-homo desire to satisfy the monarchist. And so continues Morgan's journey, his mission, his strife, the great challenge that is life underneath the unforgiving metaphorical IV sun.
Gay.


Lol.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 04, 2013, 08:31:02 AM
And so continues Morgan's tedious strife for acceptance. The outrageous monarchist canuck Grif only expresses disappointment at the young Morgan's attempts, and it seems he will never find the young man's efforts satisfactory. Yet Morgan's morally ignored heart beats with a completely non-sexual, no-homo desire to satisfy the monarchist. And so continues Morgan's journey, his mission, his strife, the great challenge that is life underneath the unforgiving metaphorical IV sun.

All men on this forum should aspire to be like me, Grif.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 04, 2013, 09:05:31 AM
All men on this forum should aspire to be like me, Grif.

And Grif aspires to be like me, therefore everyone aspires to be me.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on July 04, 2013, 10:56:52 AM
Once again Morgan, you haven't conquered everything that is different than you yet. I am very disappointed.
I believe I have stated that I wasn't going to be conquering everything in sight because I want to see everything run its course in this playthrough.   :dry:

All men on this forum should aspire to be like me, Grif.
Canadian and gets a hard on for an obsolete form of government.

Nein danke, herr.  :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 04, 2013, 03:56:01 PM
All men on this forum should aspire to be like me, Grif.
Nein.

And Grif aspires to be like me, therefore everyone aspires to be me.
Nope.

Canadian and gets a hard on for an obsolete form of government.
ZING!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 04, 2013, 05:52:42 PM
And Grif aspires to be like me, therefore everyone aspires to be me.

In your dreams Kiwi-man. :P

I believe I have stated that I wasn't going to be conquering everything in sight because I want to see everything run its course in this playthrough.   :dry:

Morgan, Morgan. You're still under the illusion that you have meaningful opinions. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 12, 2013, 02:49:20 AM
Trying out this:

(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594757146013997655/890F9E4B5CA85720971AB5EB0027EF8B8E9CCE88/)

Barbarian camp right at my door as I start the game. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 12, 2013, 07:02:51 AM
Trying out this:

([url]http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594757146013997655/890F9E4B5CA85720971AB5EB0027EF8B8E9CCE88/[/url])

Barbarian camp right at my door as I start the game. :P


Ba-hahahaha!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 17, 2013, 06:59:57 PM
Ba-hahahaha!
Dammit, won a culture victory out of the blue. x| Wasn't paying attenion to my tourism rate and the BAM, victory screen. :/
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 18, 2013, 04:05:15 PM
Dammit, won a culture victory out of the blue. x| Wasn't paying attenion to my tourism rate and the BAM, victory screen. :/

How on earth were you able to win a sissy cultural victory so quickly?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 18, 2013, 07:55:26 PM
How on earth were you able to win a sissy cultural victory so quickly?
Quickly?, it was a marathon game, it took a gently-carresston of turns. I just didn't pay attention to my tourism. :P

Got distracted with managing units on the map, forgot that Brazilians get double tourism while on a Golden Age (It evens says CARNIVAL! instead of golden age), and oops. Got a victory screen. I was aiming for diplomatic victory on the United Nations, which would have netted me an extra achievement as I was playing Brazilians.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 19, 2013, 05:16:31 AM
Quickly?, it was a marthon game, it took a gently-carresston of turns. I just didn't pay attention to my tourism. :P

Got distracted with managing units on the map, forgot that Brazilians get double tourism while on a Golden Age (It evens says CARNIVAL! instead of golden age), and oops. Got a victory screen. I was aiming for diplomatic victory on the United Nations, which would have netted me an extra achievement as I was playing Brazilians.

Well that's just silly. Go beat some civilization into some barbarians as penance.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 19, 2013, 09:10:27 AM
Holy excrement, I literally can't do anything in Vic 2 right now. I can't start any wars because Britain intervenes every damn time as soon as I get one percent in war score, and I can't advance with the land and infrastructure I have. I have fallen into one of those loops where I have no money because I have no infrastructure because I have no money. And to top it off, Russia came along and decided to include me in their sphere of influence.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 19, 2013, 04:24:58 PM
Well that's just silly. Go beat some civilization into some barbarians as penance.
Well, way before I got the victory screen I had beaten Venice into oblivion, because the bastards were puppeteering my city-state allies. Declared war, swamped them in units and that was it.

Usually when I attack a civ I don't leave anyone alive except for the cities I capture instead of razing.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 20, 2013, 09:26:19 AM
Well, way before I got the victory screen I had beaten Venice into oblivion, because the bastards were puppeteering my city-state allies. Declared war, swamped them in units and that was it.

Usually when I attack a civ I don't leave anyone alive except for the cities I capture instead of razing.


Not good enough. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 20, 2013, 01:11:20 PM


Not good enough. :P
I could always nuke them to hell, but it leaves a lot of radiation behind IIRC. I want to expand, not box myself in a radioactive wasteland. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 20, 2013, 03:24:59 PM
Okay, update time.

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/ck2_2_zps3937104b.png)
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/ck2_3_zpsb8ce0ebe.png)
So the crusade for Hungary went kind of as expected, that is it failed miserably. Every single army sent against the mongols, no matter the size, was completely obliterated in a few seconds, with the mongol numbers literally not even changing. So I figured that since I wouldn't stand a chance either way if the mongols decided to invade me, I might as well use my troops to expand my empire elsewhere. So I invaded Scotland yet again, this time taking Innse Gall, those isles in the northwestern Scotland. This is by the way why it's taking so long for me to conquer Britain: I can only take one province at a time, since I have to fabricate a claim, make sure I am fit for war, then take the province, and then I'll have to recover before I can do it again.

Anyway, Scandinavia once again won the war, but Emperor Mikael II 'the Holy' was slain at age 73 in the battle of Gowric. And since his son prince Mikael had died in Great Pox only a few IC months before, Emperor Mikael's grandson Algot became the new monarch.

Also, it seems some things have changed in the new update of the game. My monarch is now referred to as "Kaiser" instead of "Emperor", and my dynasty emblem changed itself for some reason.

Future plans? Keep taking land in Scotland, then take Ireland, and then finish off with a backstab campaign against England. I have not decided where I will go after that, but I will try to stay clear of the Mongols.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 22, 2013, 01:43:42 PM
Gad damn Civ V is addicting. I started a game as the germans, its been a while since I have played but I quickly dominated the surrounding areas. Kinda bloomed late, fought the Indians in the medieval era, but wasn't ready for conquest so accepted their peace offer. In the Renaissance I conquered the Indians, then slowly took some territory off the Songhai. Once I hit the late industrial era I decided to go nuts. Conquered America (the other civ on my continent, and finished off the Songhai, who have expanded into the islands in the ocean (making for good air and naval bases).

The other continent is dominated by the egyptians, a smaller but more technologically advanced empire (they're already in the future era, which is worrying for me), reasonably powerful greeks, a tiny Japanese state and what used to be the iriquois, conquered by the greeks. I'm preparing for a fullscale invasion but I don't think I will have time left to completely conquer the other people.

Out of curiosity what are the various victory conditions for Civ V?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 22, 2013, 02:13:24 PM
Gad damn Civ V is addicting. I started a game as the germans, its been a while since I have played but I quickly dominated the surrounding areas. Kinda bloomed late, fought the Indians in the medieval era, but wasn't ready for conquest so accepted their peace offer. In the Renaissance I conquered the Indians, then slowly took some territory off the Songhai. Once I hit the late industrial era I decided to go nuts. Conquered America (the other civ on my continent, and finished off the Songhai, who have expanded into the islands in the ocean (making for good air and naval bases).

The other continent is dominated by the egyptians, a smaller but more technologically advanced empire (they're already in the future era, which is worrying for me), reasonably powerful greeks, a tiny Japanese state and what used to be the iriquois, conquered by the greeks. I'm preparing for a fullscale invasion but I don't think I will have time left to completely conquer the other people.

Out of curiosity what are the various victory conditions for Civ V?
Depends if you have Brave new World installed.

There's domination where you're the last player still in control of your original capital.
There's the science victory where you build and launch the spaceship.

There's the cultural victory where:
Without Brave new world you just fill up three policy trees and then build the Utopia Project.
With Brave new world you have to boost your Tourism rate ("aggressive" culture) to supplant other civ's cultures. Once you do that you win.

There's the diplomatic victory:
Win a vote in the United Nations. Without brave new world it is a buildable wonder, someone has to build it for the elections to start. With Brave new world there are automatic conditions for it to be formed: either one civ gets to the information era, or more than half get to the atomic era.

EDIT: oh yeah, there's the score victory too. Civ with the highest score at the end of the game's time period wins.

In your case you "might" be screwed, as there's a civ already in the future era. They might be already building spaceship parts. Though IIRC, you get a warning once a civ's built the Apollo Project.

You should also check if they have already built the Manhattan Project.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 22, 2013, 10:02:38 PM
We both have the manhattan project, but yeah the egyptians have launched the Apollo program. Its around 1990 now, so my hope is to cripple the egyptians before they can launch the space ship and then play for a score victory (I'm miles ahead of everyone else on score)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 22, 2013, 11:11:47 PM
and then finish off with a backstab campaign against England.
Burn them. BURN THEM ALL!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 08, 2013, 09:39:32 PM
This game didn't work for a while, but I downloaded a patch for it and then it was k, so here is an update on my Elder Kings campaign.
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/ck2_7_zps5e8c3244.png)
So I decided to turn my attention west and start conquering those pesky cats who speak funny. In two wars I took some shore land from Elsweyr as well as conquered a petty shore kingdom named Senchal. Then I decided to retake that little province that had belonged to the Dunmer for quite a while. The Dunmer once again outnumbered me, but I once again tricked them into coming after my armies into Black Marsh, where they lost huge numbers of soldiers to attrition while I kept running from them, until their numbers were so low that I could easily defeat them. But then the Nibanese declared war on me and invaded with an army of 10,000 men. I wouldn't have been able to defeat them had they not made the same mistake as the Dunmer. Once the Nibanese reached me, their numbers had dropped from 10,000 to 4000 and I pulled the same strategy as I did against the elves until they were down to 2500, whereas I just turned around and crushed them. And so was pretty much their entire army gone, and now I am kicking their ass.

However, High King Beem-Kiurz sadly died of old age as one of the greatest generals in the world, leaving his son Teegla to be the next High King of Argonia.

Well there you have it folks. My current goal is to conquer Elseweyr, but where should I go after that? Morrowind? Nibenay? Or perhaps the distant Valenwood? What do you think?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on August 08, 2013, 10:55:10 PM
This game didn't work for a while, but I downloaded a patch for it and then it was k, so here is an update on my Elder Kings campaign.
([url]http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/ck2_7_zps5e8c3244.png[/url])
So I decided to turn my attention west and start conquering those pesky cats who speak funny. In two wars I took some shore land from Elsweyr as well as conquered a petty shore kingdom named Senchal. Then I decided to retake that little province that had belonged to the Dunmer for quite a while. The Dunmer once again outnumbered me, but I once again tricked them into coming after my armies into Black Marsh, where they lost huge numbers of soldiers to attrition while I kept running from them, until their numbers were so low that I could easily defeat them. But then the Nibanese declared war on me and invaded with an army of 10,000 men. I wouldn't have been able to defeat them had they not made the same mistake as the Dunmer. Once the Nibanese reached me, their numbers had dropped from 10,000 to 4000 and I pulled the same strategy as I did against the elves until they were down to 2500, whereas I just turned around and crushed them. And so was pretty much their entire army gone, and now I am kicking their ass.

However, High King Beem-Kiurz sadly died of old age as one of the greatest generals in the world, leaving his son Teegla to be the next High King of Argonia.

Well there you have it folks. My current goal is to conquer Elseweyr, but where should I go after that? Morrowind? Nibenay? Or perhaps the distant Valenwood? What do you think?
Valenwood. Extinguish those poncy altmer.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 08, 2013, 10:57:09 PM
Valenwood. Extinguish those poncy altmer.
Valenwood actually has Bosmer, not Altmer :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on August 08, 2013, 11:50:52 PM
So I've got Gods and kings now for Civ 5 and started to play as austria, which is fun because you get to buy city states. The I downloaded a mod that let me play as Columbia from Bioshock infinite which was also pretty cool.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on August 09, 2013, 03:07:44 AM
Valenwood actually has Bosmer, not Altmer :P
Go a little further and you'll find them. :P Valenwood is a nice stepping stone.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on August 09, 2013, 03:08:58 AM
So I've got Gods and kings now for Civ 5 and started to play as austria, which is fun because you get to buy city states. The I downloaded a mod that let me play as Columbia from Bioshock infinite which was also pretty cool.
Heh. Try Venice from Brave new world.

No settlers. You can only expand peacefully if you buy city-states off with their Great Merchant.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 13, 2013, 11:26:46 PM
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So Africa finally unlocked for colonization, and I got first in western Africa, and that apparently made a huge difference, as you can see on this map here. I can't achieve Great Power status, though, because I literally have a rebellion every two minutes by either Norwegian nationalists or Scandinavian pan-nationalists. I've had my reserves mobilized for about 7 in-game years now, and I'm running out of soldiers. So my military is constantly getting weaker, and has gone to the point where my whole nation's army is 18,000 men, 6,000 of which are in Africa. And my army doesn't get any time to recover because there are rebellions all the goddamn time.

Seriously, why are there so many goddamn rebellions? They suck.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 14, 2013, 12:54:12 AM
Okay, now it's just weird. My colonial prestige is enough to get me up to number 6 on the "leaderboards", but even though you're supposed to become a great power when you become number 8, I'm still a secondary power. :|
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on August 14, 2013, 01:35:26 AM
Okay, now it's just weird. My colonial prestige is enough to get me up to number 6 on the "leaderboards", but even though you're supposed to become a great power when you become number 8, I'm still a secondary power. :|

You can be number 6 in certain leader boards but not in others, you could have tons of prestige but wihout the military and economic power to back it up you will still be a secondary power
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on August 14, 2013, 04:56:17 AM
I'm rather disappointed with how the UK is faring. Western British North America is US-controlled and the rest is controlled...by whoever the olive green group is.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on August 14, 2013, 09:49:55 AM
I'm rather disappointed with how the UK is faring. Western British North America is US-controlled and the rest is controlled...by whoever the olive green group is.

I think its canada, I think they released it as a puppet state
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 14, 2013, 11:40:30 AM
I'm rather disappointed with how the UK is faring. Western British North America is US-controlled and the rest is controlled...by whoever the olive green group is.
They've been severely weakened by a series of wars in Europe against Austria, France, Italy and Russia. France is now on the top instead of them.
I think its canada, I think they released it as a puppet state
Yup. British Canada.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 14, 2013, 11:44:53 AM
You can be number 6 in certain leader boards but not in others, you could have tons of prestige but wihout the military and economic power to back it up you will still be a secondary power
Pretty sure that's not how it works in this game. I had less military power the last time because I didn't have a fleet since it had been destroyed by the Prussians, yet I still became a Great Power there. Though I read on the PI forum where someone wrote that you need to be ranked 8 or better for six months, because that's when the list updates itself, but there are apparently no changes as long as two Great Powers are at war with each other, and they have to be at peace for six months or something. This might explain it, as all the Great Powers have been at war over the independence of Romania for quite some time now.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on August 14, 2013, 09:07:13 PM
Pretty sure that's not how it works in this game. I had less military power the last time because I didn't have a fleet since it had been destroyed by the Prussians, yet I still became a Great Power there. Though I read on the PI forum where someone wrote that you need to be ranked 8 or better for six months, because that's when the list updates itself, but there are apparently no changes as long as two Great Powers are at war with each other, and they have to be at peace for six months or something. This might explain it, as all the Great Powers have been at war over the independence of Romania for quite some time now.

Oh interesting, I haven't played any of the expansions so maybe they changed it
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 14, 2013, 09:17:45 PM
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/V2_MAP_SCA_1886810_1_zpsb2715cc5.png)
So a lot of things happened fast now. The race for Africa is over, and I definitely won. The only ones who got any significant amount of land in Africa other than me is France, Austria and Britain. I established two Dominion nations - the Principality of West Morocco, which is that big grey area in Africa; and the Democratic Republic of Equatoria, which is the lighter blue colour in central Africa. Both of those nations are no longer my puppets for some reason, though, and now they're just allies. I also included Denmark in my sphere of influence and became Scandinavia. The nations to the east of my direct colonies are Austrian puppet states.

I've also become a Great Power, I beat the crap out of Russia, Prussia and France along with Italy, Britain, and the US, forcing Russia to hand over Finland to me, and cutting France and Prussia down to size, reducing their military power to zero. France and Prussia were afterwards flooded with rebellions, resulting in Prussia becoming Socialist and France becoming a Communist dictatorship. Afterwards I declared war on France and took some of their colonial territory. And now there has been another revolution in France, turning it into a Jacobin democracy.

Oh, and the Great Powers in the world are the UK, the US, France, Scandinavia, Russia, Japan, Italy and Prussia.

I'm starting to have doubts in the historical accuracy in this playthrough.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on August 14, 2013, 09:25:56 PM
and France becoming a Communist dictatorship...And now there has been another revolution in France, turning it into a Jacobin democracy.
...
I'm starting to have doubts in the historical accuracy in this playthrough.
Accuracy is already kaput herr Tobbs. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 14, 2013, 09:42:07 PM
Man, playing as Sweden is hard as gently-carress in this game. You always have to rely on others *coughBritaincough* to do the hard work for you, otherwise you'll get your ass kicked. Think I'll make a run with Prussia, see how that works out.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on August 14, 2013, 09:55:55 PM
Man, playing as Sweden is hard as gently-carress in this game. You always have to rely on others *coughBritaincough* to do the hard work for you, otherwise you'll get your ass kicked. Think I'll make a run with Prussia, see how that works out.
I would not recommend it, I tried it once and even succeeded but managing your 10-15 sphered nations that you need for it is anoying as gently-carress...

Btw, I just succesfully converted my ck2 game to the new eu4, I'll give you guys a screenshot tommorow.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 14, 2013, 09:56:46 PM
I would not recommend it, I tried it once and even succeeded but managing your 10-15 sphered nations that you need for it is anoying as gently-carress...

Btw, I just succesfully my ck2 game to the new eu4, I'll give you guys a screenshot tommorow.
You just successfully what your ck2 game to the new eu4? :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on August 14, 2013, 10:01:07 PM
You just successfully what your ck2 game to the new eu4? :P
Dammit you're fast, I edited my post mere seconds after I posted it.  :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 14, 2013, 10:06:43 PM
Dammit you're fast, I edited my post mere seconds after I posted it.  :P
Gotta go fast!
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Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: killer rin on August 14, 2013, 11:00:48 PM
okay, what game is this that everyone keeps posting?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on August 14, 2013, 11:27:09 PM
okay, what game is this that everyone keeps posting?
The colored map can come from a whole bunch of Paradox grand strategy games.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 15, 2013, 12:22:56 AM
The colored map can come from a whole bunch of Paradox grand strategy games.
In my case it's Victoria II: Heart of Darkness.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on August 15, 2013, 01:40:40 AM
Man, playing as Sweden is hard as gently-carress in this game. You always have to rely on others *coughBritaincough* to do the hard work for you, otherwise you'll get your ass kicked. Think I'll make a run with Prussia, see how that works out.


If you're going to play a GP then prussia is one of the more fun ones to do as you'll spend most of your time fighting the other GPs, in my prussia game I went to war with Austria, Russia, France and Britain at different points in time (usually all of them together)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on August 15, 2013, 07:07:06 AM
Of my hundreds of hours in Victoria II I have yet to start as a great power.  :ermm:

Well EUIV is released and I may or may not finish some games in CKII first so I can convert my saves into EUIV.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on August 15, 2013, 07:22:23 AM
Of my hundreds of hours in Victoria II I have yet to start as a great power.  :ermm:

Well EUIV is released and I may or may not finish some games in CKII first so I can convert my saves into EUIV.

You don't have to finish ck2, you can convert the game at any time. I did it some 20 years before the end.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on August 15, 2013, 09:57:49 AM
You don't have to finish ck2, you can convert the game at any time. I did it some 20 years before the end.
I know but like how I normally play I get strong then bored and start over.  I at least want to get to around 1300 for once....
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 15, 2013, 12:35:45 PM
Why can you convert CKII games to EUIV? They're not even the same game series. :|
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 15, 2013, 12:36:31 PM
Of my hundreds of hours in Victoria II I have yet to start as a great power.  :ermm:
Haven't you played as Germany? I assumed you had to start as Prussia or Austria for that to be possible.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on August 15, 2013, 03:15:14 PM
Holy heck, it seems that Brazil is in this game, maybe not at the very start of it.

Maybe i'll buy EUIV, start as Brazil and totally screw up my game. :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on August 15, 2013, 03:15:45 PM
Why can you convert CKII games to EUIV? They're not even the same game series. :|
They are both made by Paradox..
There always were fan made converters, hell you could start in CK2 convert it to EU3 at the end make it a Vic2 game and when you're finished with Victoria and play the last years in HoI3.

But the converters always were buggy so it's good Paradox made an official one now.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 15, 2013, 03:31:14 PM
They are both made by Paradox..
There always were fan made converters, hell you could start in CK2 convert it to EU3 at the end make it a Vic2 game and when you're finished with Victoria and play the last years in HoI3.

But the converters always were buggy so it's good Paradox made an official one now.
So I could continue my legacy across the ages!
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Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on August 15, 2013, 03:46:08 PM
So I could continue my legacy across the ages!
([url]http://files.sharenator.com/raisin_face_s311x243_182700_580-s311x243-190570.jpg[/url])
Yay!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 15, 2013, 04:08:45 PM
Yay!
So I just have to create an overpowered empire in CK2 and then roflstomp my way through the other games :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on August 15, 2013, 06:20:01 PM
Haven't you played as Germany? I assumed you had to start as Prussia or Austria for that to be possible.
Bavaria, Rhineland, and Hanover never Prussia or Austria.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 15, 2013, 06:32:03 PM
Bavaria, Rhineland, and Hanover never Prussia or Austria.
So you played as those small little countries that are basically Prussia and Austria's pets and created Germany with them, which means that you probably went to war with both Prussia and Austria and defeated both of them.
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Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 15, 2013, 06:58:23 PM
So I decided just now that with Total War: Rome II just around the corner, I'd get to learning me some proper battlefield tactics. Or at least basic and somewhat realistic. So I've decided to, for the first time, try a Medieval II Total War on maximum difficulty. I will play as the Holy Roman Empire, and I predict by the end of this I will have learned a new level of tactics, and to accept defeat, which I've had some trouble with since ever.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on August 15, 2013, 07:42:20 PM
So I just have to create an overpowered empire in CK2 and then roflstomp my way through the other games :sorcerer:

Yeah, pretty much.

So.. I tried my imported game where I made an independent Frisia and conquered Ireland starting as the duke of Flanders but it was pretty boring...

(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/902130811747928772/4CEFFCDA3E4CE2664DACDB9CBF6F6383C162C5E4/1024x576.resizedimage)

I had no real goal, and my neighbors France and the HRE were out of my league to go to war with (England was also part of the Holy Roman Empire in this game). I tried taking Scotland but it was just boring because of the lack of challenge..


So, I started a fresh game as the Byzantine Empire fully expecting to get wiped out by angry Ottomans within the first three decades... Only that didn't happen, I wiped them out!

You start the game with Constantinople, two tiny provinces in Greece a pitiful army and a navy that's not even worth mentioning. I like starting as a underdog, so that's good news!

The island of Rhodos is a core of mine but I can't touch them directly because its Independence was guaranteed by Venice, but I see Greek rebels pretty much ready to rise against them and join me so I discreetly start trowing money at them, they revolt and join me within two years.

Meanwhile me and my ally Serbia start and win a war with Bosnia I end up with three more provinces near the coast and Serbia annexes the rest. I also successfully take over Cyprus after they have a peasant revolt and their independence is no longer guaranteed by the Mamluks.

I spend some time building my army for the coming war with the Ottomans and fund Bulgarian rebels in their territory.

Finally in 1463, that's 19 years after the start of this game I see the perfect opportunity, the Ottomans and Mamluks are at war with each other and Bulgarian rebels are laying waste to the Ottoman Balkans.

I attack the Ottomans and suddenly an army of Greek patriot rebels rises up in Athens and they join me in the war. With three large (rebels and mine) and one small army in the Balkans it doesn't take long until all Ottoman troops there are wiped out. Their armies in Asia minor and Anatolia are tied up in the Mamluks war, I am winning.

(http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/902131007498048087/3705F2FF61BB02686E91C8F057F156784EA3AF15/1024x576.resizedimage)

But then! disaster, the Mamluks accepted a white peace and Hungary invaded Serbia, I abandoned my former allies and kept my army back while the Ottoman armies first took Constantinople giving me a -30 war score and then destroyed the Greek rebel army. They won but were severely damaged I attacked them and wiped what was left of their armies of the map.

They tried turning the war with new armies freshly recruited from their provinces on the other side of the Aegean Sea but I had dealt a death blow, they were on their knees and begging for peace.

After nine years of fighting the Ottomans gave up four provinces in the Balkans to the Bulgarian rebels, one to Serbia (They lost their war with Hungary but didn't lose any land) five provinces for me and kept their capital in Edirne.

I build up my empire after that and took Crete, Dalmatia, Corfu and Naxos from Venice. Fought and won a war with Serbia where I took a few provinces and released Bosnia.

I wait a few more years, the Mamluks take a large part of land from the Ottomans in a new war, they never recovered from their war with me. At this point the game tells me I have the second largest navy and seventh largest army in the game, with that thought in the back of my head I take Asia Minor from what's left of the Ottoman Empire.

And here I am now, the underdog Byzantium has pretty much total control of the eastern Europe and my navy dominates the Mediterranean and Black Sea.

(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/902131007498050249/2C3CDA6DD9A0FA97F453BE7C7C557759CF48A0F6/1024x576.resizedimage)

I officially like EU 4!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on August 15, 2013, 07:43:45 PM
So I decided just now that with Total War: Rome II just around the corner, I'd get to learning me some proper battlefield tactics. Or at least basic and somewhat realistic. So I've decided to, for the first time, try a Medieval II Total War on maximum difficulty. I will play as the Holy Roman Empire, and I predict by the end of this I will have learned a new level of tactics, and to accept defeat, which I've had some trouble with since ever.
Oww we totally have to post our progress in Rome II on this site, I've also pre-ordered it!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on August 15, 2013, 08:09:24 PM
I'll buy it too, but I expect to get slaughtered.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 15, 2013, 08:18:41 PM
Oww we totally have to post our progress in Rome II on this site, I've also pre-ordered it!
Points about why pre-ordering games is bad aside, I agree. Also, what faction are you going to start with? I just can't decide between Rome and Carthage. I'm feeling mostly for Carthage, because I like to reverse history. See how them Romans like their Punic Wars with a sudden boot up their ass.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 15, 2013, 08:19:29 PM
Yeah, pretty much.

So.. I tried my imported game where I made an independent Frisia and conquered Ireland starting as the duke of Flanders but it was pretty boring...

([url]http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/902130811747928772/4CEFFCDA3E4CE2664DACDB9CBF6F6383C162C5E4/1024x576.resizedimage[/url])

I had no real goal, and my neighbors France and the HRE were out of my league to go to war with (England was also part of the Holy Roman Empire in this game). I tried taking Scotland but it was just boring because of the lack of challenge..


So, I started a fresh game as the Byzantine Empire fully expecting to get wiped out by angry Ottomans within the first three decades... Only that didn't happen, I wiped them out!

You start the game with Constantinople, two tiny provinces in Greece a pitiful army and a navy that's not even worth mentioning. I like starting as a underdog, so that's good news!

The island of Rhodos is a core of mine but I can't touch them directly because its Independence was guaranteed by Venice, but I see Greek rebels pretty much ready to rise against them and join me so I discreetly start trowing money at them, they revolt and join me within two years.

Meanwhile me and my ally Serbia start and win a war with Bosnia I end up with three more provinces near the coast and Serbia annexes the rest. I also successfully take over Cyprus after they have a peasant revolt and their independence is no longer guaranteed by the Mamluks.

I spend some time building my army for the coming war with the Ottomans and fund Bulgarian rebels in their territory.

Finally in 1463, that's 19 years after the start of this game I see the perfect opportunity, the Ottomans and Mamluks are at war with each other and Bulgarian rebels are laying waste to the Ottoman Balkans.

I attack the Ottomans and suddenly an army of Greek patriot rebels rises up in Athens and they join me in the war. With three large (rebels and mine) and one small army in the Balkans it doesn't take long until all Ottoman troops there are wiped out. Their armies in Asia minor and Anatolia are tied up in the Mamluks war, I am winning.

([url]http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/902131007498048087/3705F2FF61BB02686E91C8F057F156784EA3AF15/1024x576.resizedimage[/url])

But then! disaster, the Mamluks accepted a white peace and Hungary invaded Serbia, I abandoned my former allies and kept my army back while the Ottoman armies first took Constantinople giving me a -30 war score and then destroyed the Greek rebel army. They won but were severely damaged I attacked them and wiped what was left of their armies of the map.

They tried turning the war with new armies freshly recruited from their provinces on the other side of the Aegean Sea but I had dealt a death blow, they were on their knees and begging for peace.

After nine years of fighting the Ottomans gave up four provinces in the Balkans to the Bulgarian rebels, one to Serbia (They lost their war with Hungary but didn't lose any land) five provinces for me and kept their capital in Edirne.

I build up my empire after that and took Crete, Dalmatia, Corfu and Naxos from Venice. Fought and won a war with Serbia where I took a few provinces and released Bosnia.

I wait a few more years, the Mamluks take a large part of land from the Ottomans in a new war, they never recovered from their war with me. At this point the game tells me I have the second largest navy and seventh largest army in the game, with that thought in the back of my head I take Asia Minor from what's left of the Ottoman Empire.

And here I am now, the underdog Byzantium has pretty much total control of the eastern Europe and my navy dominates the Mediterranean and Black Sea.

([url]http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/902131007498050249/2C3CDA6DD9A0FA97F453BE7C7C557759CF48A0F6/1024x576.resizedimage[/url])

I officially like EU 4!
Impressive. Also, I just noticed now that EU4 looks a lot like CK2. I thought it was CK 2 first, and that you had imported an EU3 map :P

Also, I love to play Byzantium in these kind of games. Again, probably because I like reversing history :sorcerer:
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on August 15, 2013, 08:28:08 PM
Points about why pre-ordering games is bad aside, I agree. Also, what faction are you going to start with? I just can't decide between Rome and Carthage. I'm feeling mostly for Carthage, because I like to reverse history. See how them Romans like their Punic Wars with a sudden boot up their ass.
Well, it's Rome II total war, I am going to buy and play it regardless of what reviews it gets so I might as well pre-order and get some free DLC.

I think I'm going to play as Rome first, I just loved the Roman units in Rome I and if they are more or less the same I will also know what kind of tactics to use.

In the terrain map it looks about 95% the same, they only changed the province borders, made them a lot bigger. I am pretty sure they use the same engine, and paradox would want CK2 players buying EU4 so they did their best to make the mechanics the same.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on August 15, 2013, 08:34:41 PM
So you played as those small little countries that are basically Prussia and Austria's pets and created Germany with them, which means that you probably went to war with both Prussia and Austria and defeated both of them.
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Yes, I am.
Bavaria is easy though.  Wait for Austria to get in a war then when they are losing strike and take Bohemia from them.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 15, 2013, 08:43:09 PM
Well, it's Rome II total war, I am going to buy and play it regardless of what reviews it gets so I might as well pre-order and get some free DLC.
Well the thing is, if you pre-order a game, no matter the company it's from, you are telling the game industry that they don't need to make good games, they just have to make them seem good so a lot of people will pre-order. Look at Aliens: Colonial Marines. That game's quality in comparison to it's demo is borderline false advertising, but they earned a excrement-tonne of money through pre-order. Besides, I bet my ass that those DLC's are going to be available anyway through some kind of not-so-limited limited edition, like with a lot of games through the years.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on August 15, 2013, 09:21:34 PM
Well the thing is, if you pre-order a game, no matter the company it's from, you are telling the game industry that they don't need to make good games, they just have to make them seem good so a lot of people will pre-order. Look at Aliens: Colonial Marines. That game's quality in comparison to it's demo is borderline false advertising, but they earned a excrement-tonne of money through pre-order. Besides, I bet my ass that those DLC's are going to be available anyway through some kind of not-so-limited limited edition, like with a lot of games through the years.
I know the DLC's will be available for other people but I get them for free because I pre-ordered. You'll have to pay if you want them.

And I know it sounds naive but The Creative Assembly is one of the few companies that I trust enough to pre-order.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 15, 2013, 10:49:54 PM
I know the DLC's will be available for other people but I get them for free because I pre-ordered. You'll have to pay if you want them.
Probably not. The last seven or so deals of similar kind had the DLC included in a "limited edition" which then turns out to be the only edition unless you buy the game on Steam. That's kind of how it works here at least.
And I know it sounds naive but The Creative Assembly is one of the few companies that I trust enough to pre-order.
Pre-ordering from one company will encourage the others. Just sayin'.

I for one have made it a principle never to pre-order games, no matter what.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 15, 2013, 10:51:15 PM
Yes, I am.
Bavaria is easy though.  Wait for Austria to get in a war then when they are losing strike and take Bohemia from them.
I like how one can just assume that Austria loses. During all my game time on Vic 2 I have never once seen Austria win a war.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 16, 2013, 01:21:04 AM
So I've started my Holy Roman Empire campaign on Medieval II. I'm currently on turn 19 and holy excrement I'm already noticing the difference. The AI is so much more aggressive now, and I can no longer base my strategies in that the enemy is dumb as bricks and instead I actually have to rely on my tactical sense for once. First thing I did in the game was run around and get trade and alliances with as many as possible. Wasn't as fool-proof as I hoped, as both Venice and Milan have both betrayed me already. First was Venice, who for some reason had decided not to enforce their borders before attacking me. I laid siege on a barely defended Venice, but waited too long to assault, and so I was backdoored by a Venetian army about 20%  bigger than mine. So that together with the ones inside the city, I was facing about 140% of my own forces.

Somehow, I managed to defeat them by having the main force squeezed in a narrow bridge, but my spearmen were reduced from 450 men to 18 men. I took Venice, but my army was severely weakened; I needed reinforcements bad. I gathered up a few hundred men from four different regions to reinforce Venice from an approaching Venetian counterstrike. But a wild Byzantine army appeared during my fight with Venice and took itself the liberty to stand on the only bridge in northeast Italy, and so blocking my only route to Venice through my own territory. So the three hundred men I had taken from Bologna simply had to go through Milan to get around the Byzantines and get to Venice.

That's where Milan saw it's opportunity I guess. They sent a small band of militia against my intended reinforcements. I defeated the militia, and got the chance to promote a new general in that group of reinforcements, whom I used to buy 900 mercenaries. So I now have a poorly defended Bologna, a decently defended Venice, and an army of 250 militiamen and 900 mercenaries in my Italian territories, with other regions being just about emptied to reinforce Italy with the exception of Vienna. And I have two strong armies - one Milanese and one Venetian - approaching from separate directions. If I can't defeat them both, or somehow come to a ceasefire with Venice and defeat the Milanese, I'm pretty sure my southern territories are gently-carressed.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on August 16, 2013, 07:22:30 AM
Yeah, pretty much.

So.. I tried my imported game where I made an independent Frisia and conquered Ireland starting as the duke of Flanders but it was pretty boring...

([url]http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/902130811747928772/4CEFFCDA3E4CE2664DACDB9CBF6F6383C162C5E4/1024x576.resizedimage[/url])

I had no real goal, and my neighbors France and the HRE were out of my league to go to war with (England was also part of the Holy Roman Empire in this game). I tried taking Scotland but it was just boring because of the lack of challenge..


So, I started a fresh game as the Byzantine Empire fully expecting to get wiped out by angry Ottomans within the first three decades... Only that didn't happen, I wiped them out!

You start the game with Constantinople, two tiny provinces in Greece a pitiful army and a navy that's not even worth mentioning. I like starting as a underdog, so that's good news!

The island of Rhodos is a core of mine but I can't touch them directly because its Independence was guaranteed by Venice, but I see Greek rebels pretty much ready to rise against them and join me so I discreetly start trowing money at them, they revolt and join me within two years.

Meanwhile me and my ally Serbia start and win a war with Bosnia I end up with three more provinces near the coast and Serbia annexes the rest. I also successfully take over Cyprus after they have a peasant revolt and their independence is no longer guaranteed by the Mamluks.

I spend some time building my army for the coming war with the Ottomans and fund Bulgarian rebels in their territory.

Finally in 1463, that's 19 years after the start of this game I see the perfect opportunity, the Ottomans and Mamluks are at war with each other and Bulgarian rebels are laying waste to the Ottoman Balkans.

I attack the Ottomans and suddenly an army of Greek patriot rebels rises up in Athens and they join me in the war. With three large (rebels and mine) and one small army in the Balkans it doesn't take long until all Ottoman troops there are wiped out. Their armies in Asia minor and Anatolia are tied up in the Mamluks war, I am winning.

([url]http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/902131007498048087/3705F2FF61BB02686E91C8F057F156784EA3AF15/1024x576.resizedimage[/url])

But then! disaster, the Mamluks accepted a white peace and Hungary invaded Serbia, I abandoned my former allies and kept my army back while the Ottoman armies first took Constantinople giving me a -30 war score and then destroyed the Greek rebel army. They won but were severely damaged I attacked them and wiped what was left of their armies of the map.

They tried turning the war with new armies freshly recruited from their provinces on the other side of the Aegean Sea but I had dealt a death blow, they were on their knees and begging for peace.

After nine years of fighting the Ottomans gave up four provinces in the Balkans to the Bulgarian rebels, one to Serbia (They lost their war with Hungary but didn't lose any land) five provinces for me and kept their capital in Edirne.

I build up my empire after that and took Crete, Dalmatia, Corfu and Naxos from Venice. Fought and won a war with Serbia where I took a few provinces and released Bosnia.

I wait a few more years, the Mamluks take a large part of land from the Ottomans in a new war, they never recovered from their war with me. At this point the game tells me I have the second largest navy and seventh largest army in the game, with that thought in the back of my head I take Asia Minor from what's left of the Ottoman Empire.

And here I am now, the underdog Byzantium has pretty much total control of the eastern Europe and my navy dominates the Mediterranean and Black Sea.

([url]http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/902131007498050249/2C3CDA6DD9A0FA97F453BE7C7C557759CF48A0F6/1024x576.resizedimage[/url])

I officially like EU 4!


Why does Genoa own part of Brittany?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on August 16, 2013, 07:25:34 AM
So I've started my Holy Roman Empire campaign on Medieval II. I'm currently on turn 19 and holy excrement I'm already noticing the difference. The AI is so much more aggressive now, and I can no longer base my strategies in that the enemy is dumb as bricks and instead I actually have to rely on my tactical sense for once. First thing I did in the game was run around and get trade and alliances with as many as possible. Wasn't as fool-proof as I hoped, as both Venice and Milan have both betrayed me already. First was Venice, who for some reason had decided not to enforce their borders before attacking me. I laid siege on a barely defended Venice, but waited too long to assault, and so I was backdoored by a Venetian army about 20%  bigger than mine. So that together with the ones inside the city, I was facing about 140% of my own forces.

Somehow, I managed to defeat them by having the main force squeezed in a narrow bridge, but my spearmen were reduced from 450 men to 18 men. I took Venice, but my army was severely weakened; I needed reinforcements bad. I gathered up a few hundred men from four different regions to reinforce Venice from an approaching Venetian counterstrike. But a wild Byzantine army appeared during my fight with Venice and took itself the liberty to stand on the only bridge in northeast Italy, and so blocking my only route to Venice through my own territory. So the three hundred men I had taken from Bologna simply had to go through Milan to get around the Byzantines and get to Venice.

That's where Milan saw it's opportunity I guess. They sent a small band of militia against my intended reinforcements. I defeated the militia, and got the chance to promote a new general in that group of reinforcements, whom I used to buy 900 mercenaries. So I now have a poorly defended Bologna, a decently defended Venice, and an army of 250 militiamen and 900 mercenaries in my Italian territories, with other regions being just about emptied to reinforce Italy with the exception of Vienna. And I have two strong armies - one Milanese and one Venetian - approaching from separate directions. If I can't defeat them both, or somehow come to a ceasefire with Venice and defeat the Milanese, I'm pretty sure my southern territories are gently-carressed.

The moment you had to go through Milan, you were in trouble. You might have to cut your losses and pull out, or risk having your army destroyed and leaving your southern, as well as core territories vulnerable.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 16, 2013, 01:54:50 PM
The moment you had to go through Milan, you were in trouble. You might have to cut your losses and pull out, or risk having your army destroyed and leaving your southern, as well as core territories vulnerable.
It's not that bad. I've got about as many soldiers in Italy as there are enemies approaching, if you include the ones I have garrisoned in the cities. The only real concern I have is if they attack at the same time, or more Milanese show up. But Venice is also at war with Hungary, who are my allies, so the approaching Venetian army might even take a detour to Hungary if I'm lucky. I have enough confidence in my battlefield ability to believe I can hold my ground against the enemy if they come separately.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on August 16, 2013, 05:21:36 PM
Why does Genoa own part of Brittany?
It is the result of my imported game, Genoa owns pretty much all of south Spain and Portugal, it also conquered everything directly south of Gibraltar, all the way from Morocco to Mali...

It was a powerhouse capable of winning wars with the HRE.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on August 17, 2013, 05:05:51 AM
It is the result of my imported game, Genoa owns pretty much all of south Spain and Portugal, it also conquered everything directly south of Gibraltar, all the way from Morocco to Mali...

It was a powerhouse capable of winning wars with the HRE.

Clearly they've spawned some genius generals and leaders. Next thing you'll tell me is that the Knights of Malta have become a Mediterranean naval superpower, and that they're led by Crane wearing a Crusader costume from Walmart.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 17, 2013, 06:29:30 PM
Continuing on my Medieval II campaign playing as the HRE.

Venice was very eager to come to a ceasfire with me, as they were too poor to even affort paying me any sort of tribute. So there the Venetian threat ended. I also took my mercenary army and stationed it inside Bologna when another large Milanese army suddenly approached (good time to note that Milan currently has the strongest military in the game, and I'm number 7). The first army layed siege to Bologna, but this new army couldn't help because it was too far away and had no action points left. So I decided to sally out directly and I managed to defeat the besieging Milanese and also got a hefty sum of gold since I managed to capture their general and ransom him. I then rode out with the same army on the same turn and completely destroyed this new, large army. That battle was the only one so far where I came close to losing, as all my troops started routing when the Milanese charged my lines and I charged out my spearmen too late, and so my crossbowmen took the full force of a cavalry charge. I managed to call them back with my general, though, and managed to regroup and then defeat the Milanese, killing most of them and executing all that I took prisoner.

I'm kind of disappointed with how easy this game feels right now. The AI is still dumb as bricks, it's just more aggressive now. I'm hoping the game will give me more of a challenge later on. Would be exciting to suddenly be surrounded by enemies.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on August 17, 2013, 06:40:41 PM
Continuing on my Medieval II campaign playing as the HRE.

Venice was very eager to come to a ceasfire with me, as they were too poor to even affort paying me any sort of tribute. So there the Venetian threat ended. I also took my mercenary army and stationed it inside Bologna when another large Milanese army suddenly approached (good time to note that Milan currently has the strongest military in the game, and I'm number 7). The first army layed siege to Bologna, but this new army couldn't help because it was too far away and had no action points left. So I decided to sally out directly and I managed to defeat the besieging Milanese and also got a hefty sum of gold since I managed to capture their general and ransom him. I then rode out with the same army on the same turn and completely destroyed this new, large army. That battle was the only one so far where I came close to losing, as all my troops started routing when the Milanese charged my lines and I charged out my spearmen too late, and so my crossbowmen took the full force of a cavalry charge. I managed to call them back with my general, though, and managed to regroup and then defeat the Milanese, killing most of them and executing all that I took prisoner.

I'm kind of disappointed with how easy this game feels right now. The AI is still dumb as bricks, it's just more aggressive now. I'm hoping the game will give me more of a challenge later on. Would be exciting to suddenly be surrounded by enemies.
You have to remember that the game is seven years old, the AI that Rome II is going to use will probably be a lot smarter. Anyway, good job with your Italian campaign, I suppose you're going to try to conquer at least a part of Milan?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 17, 2013, 06:54:53 PM
You have to remember that the game is seven years old, the AI that Rome II is going to use will probably be a lot smarter. Anyway, good job with your Italian campaign, I suppose you're going to try to conquer at least a part of Milan?
I only have Florence in mind right now, which the Milanese ninja'd while I was fighting back the Venetians. After that, though, I have no real ambitions on that front, but I'll take the war as far as it needs to go.

And the destruction of Milan is one of my victory conditions, so there's that, too.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on August 17, 2013, 07:05:27 PM
And the destruction of Milan is one of my victory conditions, so there's that, too.
Yesssssss...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 18, 2013, 10:09:47 PM
Jesus Christ, Milan is a freaking monster. The pope forced a truce between me and Milan, during which I amassed one full-strength army and one half-strength. As soon as the truce ended, a large Milanese army besieged Bologna. With this new full army I annihilated the besieging army as well as another large Milanese army, reducing their military by about 4,000 men. I then took my army, which was still in pretty good shape, and besieged Florence, which I had earlier besieged but failed to conquer. But then suddenly, a Milanese boat came along and an army of another full Milanese army disembarked, and together with another half-strength army, completely destroyed my army besieging Florence. Now the pope forbade me again from attacking Milan for 7 turns. That restriction doesn't seem to apply for Milan, though.

By now I didn't give a excrement, though, as I just wanted to destroy those damn Milanese. I took another full army from a castle further away that I just completed and marched towards Milan itself. But then my spy detected another huge Milanese army hiding in a plot of forest, which then moved towards Milan to stop me I guess. So then I had that huge army in front of me, and another large army behind me. So I retreated back to the castle immediately.

Now I have three half armies and one full army of Milanese marching towards my holds, and another half army inside each of their cities. And all of these armies get bigger and bigger every turn, as if they have unlimited money.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 19, 2013, 04:08:52 PM
So I got a third warning from the pope to not attack Milan. I didn't give a excrement, though, and took Bern and the city of Milan by massing just about all my forces there. Now the Milanese are confined to Genoa and Florence, and I was excommunicated. But then the pope died, and the new pope reconciled me, but once again forbade be from attacking the Milanese, lest I be excommunicated again. Okay, I thought, the Milanese aren't that much a threat anymore.

But then gently-carressing France betrayed me, too, and attacked the city of Milan with a full army. I destroyed that army, but lost one of my generals in the process. France is currently my total equal, with them and me constantly switching between another for the number one spot in military force. And now the French are launching a full-scale invasion at all my eastern territories. They won't be able to concentrate all their forces on me, though, like Milan could, because France is also at war with England and Portugal, while I can put full focus on them and only leave enough forces in my other regions to keep the borders secure.

I think I got this.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on August 23, 2013, 03:28:27 PM
So I have finally decided that my first campaign in Rome 2 will be with Carthage, as I can't resist the temptation of beating Rome's ass with them. And here is my plan for the greater Carthaginian empire that's actually a republic.
http://goo.gl/MX8UC4 (http://goo.gl/MX8UC4)
The campaign planner seems a little buggy, though. Whenever I try the link it directs me to my plan, except with some provinces added and some removed. It seems to be the same ones every time, so I'll just say right away that I'm not planning on taking any land in Arabia Magna or Aethiopia, but I'm planning on taking Mallorca and all of Nabatea.

Also, recent news tell that they will be releasing yet another faction in free dlc shortly after launch, and that faction is the Seleucid Empire, which is awesome.
http://wiki.totalwar.com/w/Total_War:_Rome_II_-_Seleucid_Faction (http://wiki.totalwar.com/w/Total_War:_Rome_II_-_Seleucid_Faction)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on September 09, 2013, 07:12:48 PM
Alright than, I do not really have time to play a lot of Rome II at the moment but still here is my progress so far, I am playing as Rome on hard difficulty.

(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/902132806491145518/7D7DDBF92C6C249741B90D84ED7F4328C78199AA/1024x576.resizedimage)

I'm not sure what year it is now but I recall it was around 220 BC.

As you can see I have three full legions stationed in north Africa at the moment, two of those are on the western border ready to invade Mauretania, the Third Legion will be stationed at the border of Libya until they invade my lands or I decide to move into Egypt. My freshly raised fourth Legion will invade Illyria on its own, it is mostly made of praetorian guards so they will be able to do that without any trouble. The invasions of Illyria and Mauretania will likely be over within 10 turns, after that I will take the First and Second legion out of Africa and send them to Rome to upgrade the Hastati cohorts to proper legionaries and give them the best upgrades before my first, second and fourth legion will invade Greece.

I'm not sure if I'm going to play as Rome to the end in hard difficulty because it's just to damn easy...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 09, 2013, 09:03:13 PM
Alright than, I do not really have time to play a lot of Rome II at the moment but still here is my progress so far, I am playing as Rome on hard difficulty.

([url]http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/902132806491145518/7D7DDBF92C6C249741B90D84ED7F4328C78199AA/1024x576.resizedimage[/url])

I'm not sure what year it is now but I recall it was around 220 BC.

As you can see I have three full legions stationed in north Africa at the moment, two of those are on the western border ready to invade Mauretania, the Third Legion will be stationed at the border of Libya until they invade my lands or I decide to move into Egypt. My freshly raised fourth Legion will invade Illyria on its own, it is mostly made of praetorian guards so they will be able to do that without any trouble. The invasions of Illyria and Mauretania will likely be over within 10 turns, after that I will take the First and Second legion out of Africa and send them to Rome to upgrade the Hastati cohorts to proper legionaries and give them the best upgrades before my first, second and fourth legion will invade Greece.

I'm not sure if I'm going to play as Rome to the end in hard difficulty because it's just to damn easy...
I played as Carthage on normal difficulty and I had to struggle through hell and a fortnight just to survive until recently. I'm playing as the Barcid dynasty, which made everyone invade me since they all hated me due to cultural aversion. But now I've pretty much defeated Rome completely, with them only having the two top regions of Italia left, and almost all of my enemies destroyed. I think I'll switch up to Hard difficulty now.

By the way, how do you get a map screenshot like that?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on September 09, 2013, 09:30:37 PM
I played as Carthage on normal difficulty and I had to struggle through hell and a fortnight just to survive until recently. I'm playing as the Barcid dynasty, which made everyone invade me since they all hated me due to cultural aversion. But now I've pretty much defeated Rome completely, with them only having the two top regions of Italia left, and almost all of my enemies destroyed. I think I'll switch up to Hard difficulty now.

By the way, how do you get a map screenshot like that?
Just switch to strategic mapmode, I think the shortcut was the tab key. There is also the option somewhere in the bottom right corner.

I think Rome just has a very good starting position and some decently strong units to start with.

Mind you, I've still lost two legions conquering the two rovinces north of Italy, damn barbarians declared war on me and were at the gates of Rome before I could get my armies out of south Italy and Corsica. The hastly raised mercenery armies only slowed them down enough for my real legions to arrive.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 09, 2013, 10:45:11 PM
I think Rome just has a very good starting position and some decently strong units to start with.

Mind you, I've still lost two legions conquering the two rovinces north of Italy, damn barbarians declared war on me and were at the gates of Rome before I could get my armies out of south Italy and Corsica. The hastly raised mercenery armies only slowed them down enough for my real legions to arrive.
Well, the initial difficulty for Rome is 'Easy', while for Carthage it is 'Hard', so there's that.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on September 10, 2013, 05:52:49 AM
So I just assassinated napoleon...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 10, 2013, 06:18:20 AM
So I just assassinated napoleon...
Sorry to break it to you, man, but he's already dead. He has been for a while :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on September 10, 2013, 11:09:43 PM
Sorry to break it to you, man, but he's already dead. He has been for a while :P

Ah ha!

No, in Napoleon Total War, but he comes back
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 11, 2013, 08:04:52 AM
Ah ha!

No, in Napoleon Total War, but he comes back
I never really liked Napoleon. It just felt like Empires except smaller.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on September 12, 2013, 07:06:13 PM
If I could describe my expansion into Illyria with a single screenshot it will probably be this:

(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/901007559543234583/6EA7CB0EE2603520232BC58C75CD45B52033E4D9/)

This is what happens when I take direct control of defending a city with ridiculously strong soldiers, the enemy had three full armies versus my Fourth legion and the city garrison. I'm seriously considering stopping my game now since hard difficulty is far too easy for me...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on September 12, 2013, 08:07:45 PM
If I could describe my expansion into Illyria with a single screenshot it will probably be this:

([url]http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/901007559543234583/6EA7CB0EE2603520232BC58C75CD45B52033E4D9/[/url])

This is what happens when I take direct control of defending a city with ridiculously strong soldiers, the enemy had three full armies versus my Fourth legion and the city garrison. I'm seriously considering stopping my game now since hard difficulty is far too easy for me...
How about Legendary difficulty?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on October 23, 2013, 12:09:14 AM
So I've decided to challenge myself by playing as the Ottomans in E:TW, while I wait for Rome to get to a more affordable price.

So far it's been difficult, as I'm at war with Morocco, Georgia, Persia and Russia. Most of my losses have in trade, with Morocco and Persia wreaking havoc with my trade routes, and I can't do anything to stop them currently. Morocco and Great Britain have conquered all but one region of the Barbary States, though thankfully I'm not at war with Great Britain. The Russian Front is the most stable theatre of war for me, as I've been able to push back multiple Russian incursions into the Crimea with my single army there.

My biggest problems however, are Georgia and Persia. Though Georgia is a pipsqueak nation, they've managed to amass a professional army, compared to my mainly militia/irregular garrison in Armenia, so if they go on the offensive I'm in trouble. I have a decent army nearby, in Azerbaijan, a recent acquisition from Persia. However they're stuck there, as I have no idea if Persia has a large army nearby or not.

My economy is really struggling however, as the Persians have one of my trade ports blockaded, and the Moroccans are raiding my sea routes. I've tried making peace, but Georgia is demanding Bosnia, which is not negotiable, and Persia outright refuses to make peace. The Russians demand more money than I can give, and Morocco is enjoying the economic boost from raiding too much to make peace.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on October 23, 2013, 01:45:22 AM
One thing I really hate about E:TW, all those small nations still can amass huge armies of professional soldiers, highly unrealistic
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on October 23, 2013, 05:05:37 AM
One thing I really hate about E:TW, all those small nations still can amass huge armies of professional soldiers, highly unrealistic

Tell me about it.

Now for an update, the Ottoman Empire stands on the brink of ruin!

Apparently the game is accurate in one area, that area being that everyone is Eastern Europe hates me. Venice and Poland-Lithuania entered the war against me, putting my total number of enemies at six. In the end this proved too much for me to handle, as Russia launched a new offensive into the Crimea, with the Venetians landing there in force as well. I was able to push back the Russians, but the Venetians won the day and captured the Crimean Khanate, forcing me to pull back the remains of my army to Moldavia. The Venetian Navy then proved their dominance of the Mediterranean by raiding my sea trade routes, and blockading a port. Poland-Lithuania then attempted to capture Moldavia, though thankfully I was able to repel it. However as this was happening, Spain destroyed Morocco, which made me smirk. However Great Britain captured Tripoli thus destroying the Barbary States, the last of my protectorates.

Thankfully however it wasn't all losses for me, as my war with Persia went well. I was able to break their blockade and eventually destroy them, leaving nothing but a doorway to India and an independent Afghanistan. I was also able to finally broker an unconditional peace with Georgia (it looked like Russia and/or Chechnya was giving them trouble).

All in all though, thing's went badly overall. Though I conquered Persia, secured my Caucasian Front and sent an army into the Mughal Empire (they allied with Persia), I lost all of my protectorates and was forced to pay a heavy financial price for peace with Venice. My economy has been largely ruined, with my income down to about a 1/3 of what it was, and my army in Europe nearly destroyed in holding actions.

So now I'm left with trying to hold the Balkans, conquer territory in Northern India, rebuild my economy and reform my military.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 23, 2013, 09:37:08 AM
I'm also playing as the Ottoman Empire right now, actually. I've only played a few turns, and I've already lost Armenia to Georgia, though I'm preparing a counteroffensive. I'm also playing with DarthMod Empire, which makes the game about ten times better :sorcerer:

Seriously, you should get it if you don't already have it. It's great :)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 23, 2013, 09:55:03 AM
Also, let me tell you of my adventures in Rome II. Patch 4 has been released, making the game significantly better, but at the same time making all campaigns from the earlier versions stop working for me, so I've lost all my progress with my Carthage, Parthia and Iceni campaigns, which totally sucks. But eh, might as well move on. Patch 4 also added the Seleucid faction, which I'm currently playing as. Now as for my experience with Patch 4 Rome II.

HOLY excrement THIS GAME IS HARD NOW! It was easy as hell with Carthage once I had proper armies, but now the enemy is actually very competent. My economy was quite large and very stable at first, but then half my satrapies revolted at the same time, which cut my income in half, and then those satrapies destroyed the rest, which decreased my income from 3500 talents per turn to 500. And at the same time, almost every nation bordering me has declared war on me, and I now have to fight on four fronts with three armies, since my fourth and fifth had been completely destroyed because I don't know how to use the Seleucid units effectively yet. I also can't afford any more armies, since my income is too low.

I have recently somehow managed to fight back two full armies from my former satrapy Parthava in one of my larger cities, Seleucia, and now my army there is severely weakened, and Parthava still have two full armies marching towards Seleucia. I can't push any offensives, and I can't send reinforcements because I have to defend against Egypt, Galatia and Media Atropatene as well, whom all have armies massing at my borders. Although I have allied with Pontus, Trapezios, Sparta, Athens, Macedon, and Knossos, I made those alliances after all these wars started, and now they refuse to help me.

The only thing working in my favour is that I have dominance of the sea, and can freely raid enemy trade routes and intercept enemy armies travelling by water, but my empire is slowly crumbling, with Egyptian forces pushing through the south, having already taken back Jerusalem and threatening Petra, and with my forces locked in defence of my other borders. If I can just complete building my fourth army in Tarsus, I will be able to push back the Egyptians and take back Jerusalem, which will buy me some time if nothing else.

Also, how do you use pikemen effectively in battle? I never manage to get them where I want since they are so slow in phalanx formation, and they always end up fighting infantry rather than cavalry.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on October 23, 2013, 11:06:34 AM
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Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 23, 2013, 11:29:22 AM
Everyone who has Rome II go here: [url]http://store.steampowered.com/app/258270[/url] ([url]http://store.steampowered.com/app/258270[/url]) you can get three new factions for free as an apology for the state the game was in during release, it will only be free for a few days so just download it now.
Oooh. Apology accepted.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on October 23, 2013, 11:48:08 AM
Everyone who has Rome II go here: [url]http://store.steampowered.com/app/258270[/url] ([url]http://store.steampowered.com/app/258270[/url]) you can get three new factions for free as an apology for the state the game was in during release, it will only be free for a few days so just download it now.
Already got it along with the main game and the other DLC. Now let's see who I'll play as first...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on October 26, 2013, 07:28:50 PM
So I gave up on the Ottoman Empire for now.

I was able to make a slow economic recovery, though my plans were ruined in Northern India, as the Maratha Confederacy conquered the Mughal Empire. However as I was recovering, I noticed the Venetians mobilizing along my frontier, and I knew they were about to start excrement again. A couple turns later, I was right because they invaded the Middle East and captured Jerusalem, as well as Athens in Greece. The Venetian blitzkrieg caught me by surprise, as I was more less expecting an invasion of Bosnia and a naval war. Athens was a lost cause, as I had no nearby armies to spare in retaking it. Jerusalem was a different story however, as I was blessed to have a large, veteran army in Northern India (I had captured one territory, before the Marathas finished the job). So I recalled my Army of Northern India to make the long trek back, as I frantically started building an army in Damascus, expecting the Venetians to move from Jerusalem and hit either Cairo or Damascus. Thankfully they stayed put, which allowed me to finish my army in Damascus, though my counter-attack into Palestine failed. By then however, my veteran army had arrived, and with them I retook Jerusalem and used my Damascus army to secure Egypt.

After that the war entered a stalemate for awhile, which I used to replenish my two armies, and let my treasury recover. However that is when disaster struck, as the Polish-Lithuanians launched a renewed offensive into the Balkans. I was only barely able to hold on to Moldavia, and then I had to use that army to retake Serbia after the Polish-Lithuanians took it. At that point the Venetians showed a tactical brilliance, as they used the Balkan offensive to capture my capital city. I was able to use my veteran army in Jerusalem to recapture Istanbul, but by then the Ottoman Empire was finished. The Polish-Lithuanians made a breakthrough by recapturing Serbia, then took Bosnia. I had to surrender Bulgaria in the peace treaty. Once I lost the Balkans, I became bankrupt, and my remaining two armies were in no condition to fight. So after that, I ended it, and the Ottoman Empire was no more.

So now I've moved on to a Russian Campaign, which is doing much better. I was able to secure a steady income from developing my territories, I captured Dagestan-Chechnya in a war they instigated, captured the Crimea from the Ottomans and took Stockholm.

So I now have a naval base in St. Petersburg, trade ports in the Crimea and Estonia, and I'm poised to finish off Sweden. After that, I think I might invade Persia and move into India   
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 26, 2013, 10:13:03 PM
So I've started another campaign in Rome II, playing as the Roxolani of the new Scythian factions. I lost all of my first few battles, before I learned that with Roxolani, you should only field cavalry in the beginning, as the only infantry units you can recruit at the start are sucky axemen that are there in case you need troops fast and can't afford any cavalry. So after I started using only cavalry, it started going a little better, but I was still locked in just engaging in skirmishes with the enemy, as since none of my troops have any armour whatsoever, my armies were always too weakened after a battle for me to make a move against the cities. I improved my cities though, and could recruit some armoured troops, which allowed me to start conquering.

After many years of skirmishing and several failed sieges, I managed to conquer Scythia, and convinced a neighbouring faction whom were on the brink of destruction, to join my confederation, i.e. becoming a part of my territory peacefully. It seems, also, that with me conquering Scythia, I stopped being Roxolani, and my faction name changed to "Horde of the Steppes". I'm planning on conquering Ponto-Caspia and then start raiding the Greek states, but first I have to secure my borders against a growing Parthia who don't seem very interested in being friends with me.

My campaign with the Seleucids have not been given much attention lately, due to my Scythian campaign, but I have finally figured out kind of how to use pikemen in battle, which have given me more of a fighting chance, but I still have to train my tactical ability in battle. As for the campaign map, Egypt is on the brink of collapse, falling to Cyrenacian invasion forces since I keep destroying their armies with my navy. And now they have lost Alexandria, and are no longer a threat to me, which means I can turn my attention elsewhere. I still can't defeat the Galatians, though, and the Parthavans just have too many troops at my borders for me to push any offensive at the moment. I'm currently marching an army to conquer Media Atrepatene, though, and have so far met no resistance on my way to the first city.

My last ally, Persia, is putting up quite a fight against the Parthavans, and bravely figths them off again and again, and Parthava has started to crumble, but their armies are still strong, and my forces are divided. I must strengthen my economy further so that I can strengthen my military before I can start pushing on the offensive. I feel that victory is near, however; I only need to get the last bit of manpower I need before I can overwhelm my enemies one front at a time. My army in Tarsus is almost complete. Once it is completed, I can finally put those Galatian dogs to death. After that, I will move for Parthava.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on October 29, 2013, 01:23:29 AM
Welp, my Seleucid campaign has taken a turn for the worse. I managed to take Galatia's capital and leave them with only one settlement, but then I was struck by an enormous famine it seems as my food went from 16 to -9 immediately and I have absolutely no idea why. So as I tried to build more farms, I started getting swarmed with agents from neighboring factions whom started to mess around, creating two rebellions in Jerusalem and turning its culture from 100% Hellenic to 100% Desert Nomad, so I had to station one of my armies there while it was starving to death.

Meanwhile, Media Atropatene and Parthava moved towards my cities. It turns out the Parthavan armies are more numerous and advanced than I thought. My last eastern ally Persia has now been destroyed, so I can't expect any help from them. I lose Seleucia and another settlement which I just forgot the name of because my armies stationed there had lost 90% of their manpower from starvation, and my other armies are too starved to help. The settlement which I forgot the name of also had two farms, so losing that meant my famine worsened even more.

By the time I had managed to stabilize the food system, I had four large armies marching towards my pretty much unprotected villages, and my armies still hadn't recovered. And now Galatia fulls a huge army out of their ass all of a sudden and moves against one of my settlements in southern Anatolia. I solve this by brokering peace with them, which they were all too eager to accept. So that means that once I have stabilized my fresh new territories in central Anatolia, I can move my army there to help fight back the Parthavans.

I also noticed that Baktria had recently conquered Parthia and was now neighbouring Parthava. So I decided to make a defensive alliance with them and convince them to join my war against Parthava in exchange for 1000 talents as well as a promise to join their war against a Scythian tribe. If the Baktrians hold their end of the bargain and actually attack Parthava, I'm hoping that will take some heat off my back as at least one of their armies will have to move back to defend their borders.

I'm pretty sure I'll make it through this, but I'm also pretty sure things will get worse before they get better.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on December 27, 2013, 07:48:30 AM
So... the Mongols...

Just reinstalled M2TW again, started playing an unfinished England campaign. I was in a really good position to win quickly, I had the holy land, I had most of france and could support several large armies in the field. Suddenly... Mongols!

Five massive death stacks show up around Jerusalem and immediately declare war on me. They assault Jerusalem with two of these stacks, I destroy one but take so many casualties that I lose to the other, I did manage to kill one of their awesome generals though. I expected to lose jerusalem though, I only really had some militia and some heavy infantry there, no major loss. Things get more interesting when they attack gaza, where i have a massive army full of armored swordsmen, longbowmen and knights hospitaller. I sallied forth, confident in victory with a slight numerical advantage and got completely stomped.

I'll try and recount the battle. Basically I sallied forth with my whole army and set up a standard battle line, archers in front of a line of heavy infantry, heavy cav covering the flanks. They sent up a ton of archers and cavalry archers, which not only completely outshot my longbowmen but also started to rip my infantry apart. Behind the archers was a line of their heavy cav, just sitting there. I sent my knights to deal with the archers and then hopefully pull back before the mongols counter charged. The archers and cav archers retreated past the line of heavy cav and to either side. My cav caught them and started massacring the archers, but they actually put up enough fight to slow the knights down. Meanwhile, with my knights out of the way the mongol cavalry charged my infantry line, and it went very badly for my infantry, I've faced charges by some of the nastiest heavy cav in europe but nothing swept my infantry aside as fast as this, needless to say my inf died quick and my army collapsed.

So how do I beat these guys? they can put shoot, out fight and out maneuver me
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on December 27, 2013, 02:07:16 PM
So... the Mongols...

Just reinstalled M2TW again, started playing an unfinished England campaign. I was in a really good position to win quickly, I had the holy land, I had most of france and could support several large armies in the field. Suddenly... Mongols!

Five massive death stacks show up around Jerusalem and immediately declare war on me. They assault Jerusalem with two of these stacks, I destroy one but take so many casualties that I lose to the other, I did manage to kill one of their awesome generals though. I expected to lose jerusalem though, I only really had some militia and some heavy infantry there, no major loss. Things get more interesting when they attack gaza, where i have a massive army full of armored swordsmen, longbowmen and knights hospitaller. I sallied forth, confident in victory with a slight numerical advantage and got completely stomped.

I'll try and recount the battle. Basically I sallied forth with my whole army and set up a standard battle line, archers in front of a line of heavy infantry, heavy cav covering the flanks. They sent up a ton of archers and cavalry archers, which not only completely outshot my longbowmen but also started to rip my infantry apart. Behind the archers was a line of their heavy cav, just sitting there. I sent my knights to deal with the archers and then hopefully pull back before the mongols counter charged. The archers and cav archers retreated past the line of heavy cav and to either side. My cav caught them and started massacring the archers, but they actually put up enough fight to slow the knights down. Meanwhile, with my knights out of the way the mongol cavalry charged my infantry line, and it went very badly for my infantry, I've faced charges by some of the nastiest heavy cav in europe but nothing swept my infantry aside as fast as this, needless to say my inf died quick and my army collapsed.

So how do I beat these guys? they can put shoot, out fight and out maneuver me
Well I guess the Europeans in real history thought the same thing.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on December 27, 2013, 10:11:14 PM
Well I guess the Europeans in real history thought the same thing.

yeah, I made the same mistake the Polish and Germans made at Liegnitz
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on December 29, 2013, 12:10:42 AM
So... the Mongols...

Just reinstalled M2TW again, started playing an unfinished England campaign. I was in a really good position to win quickly, I had the holy land, I had most of france and could support several large armies in the field. Suddenly... Mongols!

Five massive death stacks show up around Jerusalem and immediately declare war on me. They assault Jerusalem with two of these stacks, I destroy one but take so many casualties that I lose to the other, I did manage to kill one of their awesome generals though. I expected to lose jerusalem though, I only really had some militia and some heavy infantry there, no major loss. Things get more interesting when they attack gaza, where i have a massive army full of armored swordsmen, longbowmen and knights hospitaller. I sallied forth, confident in victory with a slight numerical advantage and got completely stomped.

I'll try and recount the battle. Basically I sallied forth with my whole army and set up a standard battle line, archers in front of a line of heavy infantry, heavy cav covering the flanks. They sent up a ton of archers and cavalry archers, which not only completely outshot my longbowmen but also started to rip my infantry apart. Behind the archers was a line of their heavy cav, just sitting there. I sent my knights to deal with the archers and then hopefully pull back before the mongols counter charged. The archers and cav archers retreated past the line of heavy cav and to either side. My cav caught them and started massacring the archers, but they actually put up enough fight to slow the knights down. Meanwhile, with my knights out of the way the mongol cavalry charged my infantry line, and it went very badly for my infantry, I've faced charges by some of the nastiest heavy cav in europe but nothing swept my infantry aside as fast as this, needless to say my inf died quick and my army collapsed.

So how do I beat these guys? they can put shoot, out fight and out maneuver me

They're difficult for a reason.

What worked for me was to have pikemen. You need infantry that can hold off cavalry. You also need to deal with those archers quickly, or as you witnessed, they'll decimate you before you even fight. You also need to isolate their archers from their cavalry, but it's really a balancing act. You need to take out enough archers to remove their sting, but you also need to take the heat off your infantry (pikemen and similar units will come in handy here, they last longer against cavalry). I had to maneuver back and forth, killing their archers, driving away their cavalry, kill more archers, drive away the cavalry again, repeat. Do it enough times, and you can send what's left of your infantry in for the kill. However either way, your army is coming out significantly decimated.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on December 29, 2013, 12:29:47 AM
I wonder why there were no mighty horse archer empires before the Mongols. I mean, it seems to me that the horse archers were the strength of the Mongol horde, so if horse archers are really that good, why weren't more using them?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on December 29, 2013, 12:47:22 AM
I wonder why there were no mighty horse archer empires before the Mongols. I mean, it seems to me that the horse archers were the strength of the Mongol horde, so if horse archers are really that good, why weren't more using them?

You have to understand, the Mongols horse archers were based on their whole way of life. Before Genghis Khan, they were nomadic horse riders, who relied on the bow and arrow to provide for them. Genghis Khan just united them and used their strengths to great effect.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on December 29, 2013, 01:53:27 AM
You have to understand, the Mongols horse archers were based on their whole way of life. Before Genghis Khan, they were nomadic horse riders, who relied on the bow and arrow to provide for them. Genghis Khan just united them and used their strengths to great effect.
Weren't the Huns kinda like that, though? And the Scythians before them?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on December 29, 2013, 05:45:40 AM
I wonder why there were no mighty horse archer empires before the Mongols. I mean, it seems to me that the horse archers were the strength of the Mongol horde, so if horse archers are really that good, why weren't more using them?

It wasn't just horse archers, the muslims used horse archers and light infantry/cavalry against the crusaders, sometimes it worked (eg Hattin) other times they got their faces smashed in by european heavy cavalry. The mongols combined the nomadic/steppe warrior archery with organization and heavy cavalry that could go toe to toe with European knights or Mameluke heavy cavalry.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on April 27, 2014, 08:25:21 AM
So I decided to pick up Vic 2 again, as I wanted to give it another shot. No more Sweden and the defenceless empire Scandinavia. I decided to try something else - an uncivilized country. I am playing as Japan.

Now this is a whole other thing to little excrementty Sweden. I am absolutely surrounded by potential conquests and there's no shortage of soldiers either. But I wanted every advantage over the surrounding barbarians that I could get, and I wanted to play with the big kids, so I made sure to westernize as fast as possible. My first target was Hawaii, which I took before the Yanks could get their hands on it, so they can't interfere with my planned future colonizations.

Since uncivs get research points upon conquests, I started grabbing land in Siam and Vietnam, and I soon conquered Korea after a relatively short campaign, which gave me a massive boost. Before long, I westernized, and immediately jumped up on 5th place in the ranking board, putting me among the great powers. After that it was just a dance on roses. I've now nabbed all of Vietnam and Cambodia, abouth half of Siam, I've taken Johore right from underneath the noses of the Brits. I've made Atjeh my little buddy, denying the Dutch a small piece of easy land. I took the chance to take the southern Phillipines from Spain while they were fighting it out with the French in Europe. They were allied with GB and the Netherlands, but I was allied with China, so they didn't feel like helping their friends Spain out. Then Russia suddenly picked a fight with China. Britain then joined in, and eventually the Chinese armies were devastated. I of course had to step in and help my allies and friends.

But I didn't. I stabbed them in the back with all my might. I broke the alliance, invaded, and took all of Manchuria as well as the province of Sozhou, which included the city of Shanghai. The result? Massive boom in population and tea production. For now at least, my military might is the strongest in the world. Who knows, I might even be able to defeat the Brits. For now, though, I'll focus on nabbing coastal areas from China, more of the Phillipines from Spain, then take Indonesia from the Dutch, and then colonize Oceania. After that, I don't know, maybe Australia and New Zealand, maybe Africa, maybe invade the US. We'll just have to see what the circumstances allow at that time.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on April 27, 2014, 06:47:27 PM
So I decided to pick up Vic 2 again, as I wanted to give it another shot. No more Sweden and the defenceless empire Scandinavia. I decided to try something else - an uncivilized country. I am playing as Japan.

Now this is a whole other thing to little excrementty Sweden. I am absolutely surrounded by potential conquests and there's no shortage of soldiers either. But I wanted every advantage over the surrounding barbarians that I could get, and I wanted to play with the big kids, so I made sure to westernize as fast as possible. My first target was Hawaii, which I took before the Yanks could get their hands on it, so they can't interfere with my planned future colonizations.

Since uncivs get research points upon conquests, I started grabbing land in Siam and Vietnam, and I soon conquered Korea after a relatively short campaign, which gave me a massive boost. Before long, I westernized, and immediately jumped up on 5th place in the ranking board, putting me among the great powers. After that it was just a dance on roses. I've now nabbed all of Vietnam and Cambodia, abouth half of Siam, I've taken Johore right from underneath the noses of the Brits. I've made Atjeh my little buddy, denying the Dutch a small piece of easy land. I took the chance to take the southern Phillipines from Spain while they were fighting it out with the French in Europe. They were allied with GB and the Netherlands, but I was allied with China, so they didn't feel like helping their friends Spain out. Then Russia suddenly picked a fight with China. Britain then joined in, and eventually the Chinese armies were devastated. I of course had to step in and help my allies and friends.

But I didn't. I stabbed them in the back with all my might. I broke the alliance, invaded, and took all of Manchuria as well as the province of Sozhou, which included the city of Shanghai. The result? Massive boom in population and tea production. For now at least, my military might is the strongest in the world. Who knows, I might even be able to defeat the Brits. For now, though, I'll focus on nabbing coastal areas from China, more of the Phillipines from Spain, then take Indonesia from the Dutch, and then colonize Oceania. After that, I don't know, maybe Australia and New Zealand, maybe Africa, maybe invade the US. We'll just have to see what the circumstances allow at that time.
I've played a lot of Vic 2 but I never did a serious attempt at playing as a uncivilized country. It sounds like all of Asia is withing striking distance of you, if I were you I'd take the Dutch east indies first, the islands not only have gold but also massive amounts of oil and rubber, both valuable and rare late game resources. It's understandable that you want to take the rest of the Phillipines first but as far as I know they aren't as valuable. But still, I think I've seen Spain make the islands real provinces in-game, that would make your conquest of them a lot more difficult if you wait too long.

For the rest, Mainland US will have a massive manpower reserve in case you try your luck with them but it could be possible to take a few coastal states. NZ and the Aussies are easy targets so long as the Brits stay out of it, but the only thing you'll gain is a few dozen Sheep and a whole lot of nothing.

Maybe a bit of east coast Africa or a part of the Arabian Peninsula, that'll give you an good base from which you can blockade the Suez canal.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on April 27, 2014, 09:45:11 PM
I've played a lot of Vic 2 but I never did a serious attempt at playing as a uncivilized country. It sounds like all of Asia is withing striking distance of you, if I were you I'd take the Dutch east indies first, the islands not only have gold but also massive amounts of oil and rubber, both valuable and rare late game resources. It's understandable that you want to take the rest of the Phillipines first but as far as I know they aren't as valuable. But still, I think I've seen Spain make the islands real provinces in-game, that would make your conquest of them a lot more difficult if you wait too long.

For the rest, Mainland US will have a massive manpower reserve in case you try your luck with them but it could be possible to take a few coastal states. NZ and the Aussies are easy targets so long as the Brits stay out of it, but the only thing you'll gain is a few dozen Sheep and a whole lot of nothing.

Maybe a bit of east coast Africa or a part of the Arabian Peninsula, that'll give you an good base from which you can blockade the Suez canal.
This was fun as hell now that I could actually do something, so a lot of things have changed since my first post on this.(https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x394q50/834/1f31.jpg)
Here's how far I've gotten (the green area to the right of British India is Burma, which is my puppet, so that's mine too). The year is 1875, and I've done just about everything I said I would do. The Phillipines are mine, most of Indonesia is mine, just about all of the small Oceanian islands are mine. I was unfortunately completely blocked off from Africa by Austria quickly nabbing Somaliland, so that front is closed for me. I have also allied myself to the US, so I'm not going to invade there. Still have the rest of Indonesia and Siam, though, which are both easy targets. The Chinese Empire has now been reduced to pretty much a joke, as I am so advanced that the Chinese numbers no longer matter, so I can pretty much grab land at will there. Then there's Arabia as you said. But I decided on something a little less obvious: South America. Just before I quit the game for today, I declared war against Colombia in order to grab Panama. Then I'm planning on chomping up the western South American coast before munching up as much of the continent as I can. :sorcerer:

I have also decided to stay on good terms with Britain, as I discovered that I still wouldn't stand much of a chance against their fleet.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on April 28, 2014, 12:41:16 PM
This was fun as hell now that I could actually do something, so a lot of things have changed since my first post on this.([url]https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x394q50/834/1f31.jpg[/url])
Here's how far I've gotten (the green area to the right of British India is Burma, which is my puppet, so that's mine too). The year is 1875, and I've done just about everything I said I would do. The Phillipines are mine, most of Indonesia is mine, just about all of the small Oceanian islands are mine. I was unfortunately completely blocked off from Africa by Austria quickly nabbing Somaliland, so that front is closed for me. I have also allied myself to the US, so I'm not going to invade there. Still have the rest of Indonesia and Siam, though, which are both easy targets. The Chinese Empire has now been reduced to pretty much a joke, as I am so advanced that the Chinese numbers no longer matter, so I can pretty much grab land at will there. Then there's Arabia as you said. But I decided on something a little less obvious: South America. Just before I quit the game for today, I declared war against Colombia in order to grab Panama. Then I'm planning on chomping up the western South American coast before munching up as much of the continent as I can. :sorcerer:

I have also decided to stay on good terms with Britain, as I discovered that I still wouldn't stand much of a chance against their fleet.

Ah, well good luck with that, the problem with the British fleet is just that it is too large to take on in a fight, but I've learned that it's possible to blockade the Suez canal with ground troops, it is possible to end a war before their fleets arrive from sailing around Africa, but it's very hard and you need a lot of luck to do it.



This reminds me of my latest game of HoI 3, here's the map at the end of the game:

(http://i.imgur.com/hTLIGke.png)

Unsurprisingly I played as the Dutch, I modified my game a little at the start to give me claims to Belgium and Luxembourg and got rid of the UK and France guaranties on these countries.

A month of war later they both surrendered to me, the only thing I didn't take was the Belgium colonies in Congo because there was no way I could protect them.

After that I started to build up my Naval strength, aligned myself to the Axis and started to research the Atomic bomb techs, the invasion of France was hard on me and French troops temporarily managed to take a few southern provinces while I tried to defend my coastal provinces from wave after wave of British naval landings. But it didn't take long for Germany to break through the French defensive lines and after my air-force sank two British Battleship, one Carrier and some smaller ships they also backed off.

With the fall of France I could focus my attention at the east indies, my fleet that consisted of one battleship two light carriers, two battlecruisers, about 20 lighter ships and 10 transports had already moved there when war was about to break out.

My first real victory was the puppeting of Malaya and the capture of Singapore, the large British fleet that was stationed at Singapore had been harassed by my air-force for months (It took a long time to capture the heavily defended port). When they were forced out of Singapore by my victorious infantry the fleet was barely holding together, around 6 naval battles took place in the following weeks as my fleet followed the British retreat, they lost large amounts of ships including some battleships and battlecruisers, I only lost 3 lighter ships.

I forced the Brits out of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and took their islands in the Indian Ocean. Meanwhile the Italian campaign in Africa went surprisingly well and China had become a Japanese puppet.

The Brits kept trying to force naval landings in the Netherlands itself but I managed to defend myself quite well, it's also important to know that they didn't once try it in German occupied France, this is important later because Germany could Focus all it's attention at the Soviet Union when war broke out with it.

I attempted multiple times to make Australia a puppet of mine but they had a surprisingly large army available to defend their continent, when the war with the SU began I decided to put expansion in Asia on hold and took my fleet to the Suez (Capturing a few ports in Arabia along the way), I managed to land in the Suez just before the Italians took it, after that I took Crete and Cyprus before landing my troops in the Crimea (The Germans had already pushed that far by the time I arrived). I pretty much obliterated the Russian Black sea fleet and only took minor casualties while doing so, but to late I realized my mistake. Australian troops had made landings all over Indonesia, I doubled back and pushed them out with little trouble and realized I had to defeat them, luckily I just finished my first Atomic bomb. During the Australian campaign I dropped three of them in total and I started to push back the demoralized armies. I din't take long before the became a puppet of mine.

Germany made peace with the SU and gained massive amounts of land, I invaded the rest of Arabia just for the hell of it and made New zealand a puppet. while I was fighting there German boots landed on the British islands. I made my way to Gibraltar as soon as new zealand surrendered and took it after a short fight, than I landed in Southern England, I could have taken Londed but decided not to because I wouldn't get the events to dismantle the British while the Germans would if they took it.

England and Scotland became German puppets, I kept southern England and the US became leader of the defeated Allies.

To my surprise the SU had recovered and had made Persia, Afghanistan and Pakistan Puppets and was pushing into independent India just like Japan, I decided to join the party.

New zealand declared its independence from me but I had already deployed my troops in Greece, the Italian had failed to break through their defensive lines and were too stupid to make a landing in their capital. Two atomic bombs and a few landings later they surrendered to me.

Unfortunately the Yanks had pushed the Japanese back so I decided that New zealand could wait, I had to fight the United States. The game Ended during my fourth attempt to storm Guadalcanal with the whole of my east indies army, I wasn't winning.

In the end I had the fourth largest navy in the game, I was the only nation capable of using atomic weapons and we were on the verge of another war with the Soviet Union, all in all a successful game.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 08, 2014, 11:29:49 PM
So I just finished another campaign in Vic 2, this time I played as Prussia. I formed the German Empire, which after a few decades and some reforms, turned into Germany, an HM's Government state. I...think I did pretty well.

World Map
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/V2_MAP_GER_19351021_1_zpsdd41ad90.png)

Germany and satellites
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/V2_MAP_GER_1935617_1_zps07c542e7.png)

This is without a doubt the best I've ever done in a playthrough. The key to my empire growing so huge is that I broke the United Kingdom around the 1890's, which caused their empire to slowly fall apart as their military might and influence was severely crippled while they were at the same time struck by a wave of nationalist and Fascist rebels. Then there really weren't anyone but France whom could stand against me, and everything just went on rails from there - I could just about do whatever I wanted. The United Kingdom soon turned into the fascist Republic of Britannia. The Russian Empire was also crippled in a war against me, China and Austria, and it also broke apart around the area where other nations had cores. Austria also got a royal smacking in their collective bitch face, and then turned into Austria-Hungary around 1930.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 09, 2014, 06:40:30 AM
So I just finished another campaign in Vic 2, this time I played as Prussia. I formed the German Empire, which after a few decades and some reforms, turned into Germany, an HM's Government state. I...think I did pretty well.

World Map
([url]http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/V2_MAP_GER_19351021_1_zpsdd41ad90.png[/url])

Germany and satellites
([url]http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/V2_MAP_GER_1935617_1_zps07c542e7.png[/url])

This is without a doubt the best I've ever done in a playthrough. The key to my empire growing so huge is that I broke the United Kingdom around the 1890's, which caused their empire to slowly fall apart as their military might and influence was severely crippled while they were at the same time struck by a wave of nationalist and Fascist rebels. Then there really weren't anyone but France whom could stand against me, and everything just went on rails from there - I could just about do whatever I wanted. The United Kingdom soon turned into the fascist Republic of Britannia. The Russian Empire was also crippled in a war against me, China and Austria, and it also broke apart around the area where other nations had cores. Austria also got a royal smacking in their collective bitch face, and then turned into Austria-Hungary around 1930.


You didn't conquer Russia up to the Urals? Bad Tobbs, that's German Conquest 101.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 09, 2014, 08:08:00 AM
You didn't conquer Russia up to the Urals? Bad Tobbs, that's German Conquest 101.
Too busy conquering Britain :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 09, 2014, 10:18:47 AM
So I decided to try and play France in EUIV to see what all the fuss was about (about them being OP ans such), and well, yeah. In less than 100 (1535 ATM) years I've conquered half of Italy, most of the Netherlands, I've ripped Austria apart by taking Trent then releasing Styria as a puppet (vassal feeding is a lot easier than conquest) I;ve occupied England three times, giving scotland most of northern England (and then they proceeded to lose it to nationalism, I guess that there really will always be an england) and I've defeated Spain in war and taken some stuff off of them as well. This is nuts...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on July 09, 2014, 10:46:21 AM
Okay, I've started a new campaign in Vic 2. This time, I'm playing as Serbia. There is, however, a twist - this campaign is not serious in any respect - I just want to see how much I can break the game, and that means cheating uncontrollably :D

So now, the year is around the 1850's, and I have been given Southern Serbia in a crisis, become a great power, conquered Northern Macedonia, Bosnia, Dalmatia, Montenegro and Tunisia, I have almost £2 billion, I am the most advanced nation in the world, and my adult male population has increased from 700,000 to 8,7 million.

I'm having fun :P
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 09, 2014, 06:04:54 PM
Too busy conquering Britain :P

Wanker. :P

So I decided to try and play France in EUIV to see what all the fuss was about (about them being OP ans such), and well, yeah. In less than 100 (1535 ATM) years I've conquered half of Italy, most of the Netherlands, I've ripped Austria apart by taking Trent then releasing Styria as a puppet (vassal feeding is a lot easier than conquest) I;ve occupied England three times, giving scotland most of northern England (and then they proceeded to lose it to nationalism, I guess that there really will always be an england) and I've defeated Spain in war and taken some stuff off of them as well. This is nuts...

And now this is the point where you conquer Europe and unite it under the French Catholic Monarchy...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on July 10, 2014, 12:32:01 AM
My Hansa game as of 1808.

(http://i.imgur.com/eKf9wP6.png)

After I finish time to convert it into Victoria 2.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 10, 2014, 11:04:04 AM
And now this is the point where you conquer Europe and unite it under the French Catholic Monarchy...

I would, except I may or may not be protestant...

Half my country went protestant during the reformation, so I went with the flow
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 10, 2014, 03:57:23 PM
I would, except I may or may not be protestant...

Half my country went protestant during the reformation, so I went with the flow

Bad Crane, the Bourbons were stout Catholics. You should be oppressing the Huguenots, not embracing them.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 11, 2014, 02:17:21 AM
Bad Crane, the Bourbons were stout Catholics. You should be oppressing the Huguenots, not embracing them.

I would but when you are at war with Austria and 75% of France flips over to Protestant you don't argue, you go with the flow.

I'm about to start a Poland game where I will stay catholic no matter what.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 11, 2014, 04:52:50 AM
I would but when you are at war with Austria and 75% of France flips over to Protestant you don't argue, you go with the flow.

I'm about to start a Poland game where I will stay catholic no matter what.

That's the spirit.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 11, 2014, 06:15:54 AM
That's the spirit.

Well I started a poland game and I think I may have had the worst luck I've ever had in a game of EUIV. I won't go into the details but it ended in Russia declaring war on me after a long series of conflicts in Germany when my armies were just rebuilding.

So thats a complete do-over.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: XT Vengeance on July 11, 2014, 07:49:10 AM
Been playing Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion lately to get myself ready for when Novus Aeterno finally drops. I have found that most opponents find it incredibly difficult to stop me once I have phase gates as the Vasari. The ability to travel between any world with one is absolutely great.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 11, 2014, 04:43:07 PM
Been playing Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion lately to get myself ready for when Novus Aeterno finally drops. I have found that most opponents find it incredibly difficult to stop me once I have phase gates as the Vasari. The ability to travel between any world with one is absolutely great.
That's a great thing for the Vasari.

As for me, I tend to choose TEC Rebels.

I'll skip Novus Aeterno though.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on July 11, 2014, 08:59:59 PM
Because I am lazy, here is a screenshot album to my Hansa game.

http://imgur.com/a/367kB (http://imgur.com/a/367kB)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 11, 2014, 09:26:57 PM
Hmmmm...*considers firing up EUIV and doing the tutorials*
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on July 11, 2014, 09:42:12 PM
Hmmm...seems I can start as Brazil, it's just that I'll be horrendously handicapped.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 12, 2014, 12:19:47 AM
Because I am lazy, here is a screenshot album to my Hansa game.

[url]http://imgur.com/a/367kB[/url] ([url]http://imgur.com/a/367kB[/url])


Why didn't you form germany at that point? Or did you not have all the provinces you needed?

I think you're only missing niederbayern in bavaria
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on July 12, 2014, 01:55:09 AM
Why didn't you form germany at that point? Or did you not have all the provinces you needed?

I think you're only missing niederbayern in bavaria
Honestly I didn't want to form Germany.  It wasn't my goal for that game, I was just playing trade and that is where it took me.



Also for the people that play EU:IV there is usually multiplayer games on the weekend at AMW's TS3 server.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 12, 2014, 08:13:53 AM
Embarrassingly I don't know how to take those world view screenshots, so here's the PLC circa 1540

(http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/579027346617842907/93F30EA3BDC7821B92CD319D2FACE39314F6B8EE/)

Had a couple of good wars vs the ottomans, managed to get a couple provinces off of them and released Bulgaria as a vassal. Eventually I plan to get the rest of bulgaria then diplo-annex them, then take a greek province and release the Byzantines as a puppet and do that all over again. Should work. I'm honestly more worried about Muscovy than the ottomans at this point.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: SirEmilCrane on July 14, 2014, 08:49:23 PM
Not quite the high water mark but pretty close to it, since then I acquired Edirene from the Ottomans and released Byzantium and Brandenburg gave me a bunch of hungarian provinces in a peace deal, none of which I particularly wanted...

(http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/579027346639389814/50DB7E7020DF4E399D8E0E0E745B70EC1718E4F2/)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on July 15, 2014, 04:07:48 AM
Not quite the high water mark but pretty close to it, since then I acquired Edirene from the Ottomans and released Byzantium and Brandenburg gave me a bunch of hungarian provinces in a peace deal, none of which I particularly wanted...

([url]http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/579027346639389814/50DB7E7020DF4E399D8E0E0E745B70EC1718E4F2/[/url])


Do you plan on going after the Crimea? Should prove useful against the Ottomans, though then again you would have to constantly watch your back with the Russians.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on November 01, 2014, 03:15:07 PM
Just completed a game of Europa Universalis 4, playing as Byzantium. I decided from the beginning to make it my goal of reclaiming the old territories of ancient Rome, but I ended up grabbing territories elsewhere as well due to necessity and because I could. Although I did not manage to reclaim all of ancient Rome before time ran out, I made Byzantium crawl its way back from the brink of destruction and become the world's leading superpower. Overall, I'm quite pleased with the result.
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/eu4_map_BYZ_1821_01_02_1_zps2d849529.png)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Redtracer7 on November 03, 2014, 07:02:01 AM
Just completed a game of Europa Universalis 4, playing as Byzantium. I decided from the beginning to make it my goal of reclaiming the old territories of ancient Rome, but I ended up grabbing territories elsewhere as well due to necessity and because I could. Although I did not manage to reclaim all of ancient Rome before time ran out, I made Byzantium crawl its way back from the brink of destruction and become the world's leading superpower. Overall, I'm quite pleased with the result.
([url]http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/eu4_map_BYZ_1821_01_02_1_zps2d849529.png[/url])


How did you springboard out, from the deep Med, to start launching colonies?  Or did you take them during a war?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Redtracer7 on November 03, 2014, 07:05:25 AM
I made this a couple months ago, from my Crusader Kings II game.  Its a short look at the Byzantine led Crusade against my Reformed Norse Russia, for Sweden. 

I deemed it the Crusade of the Eagles (http://imgur.com/a/voX3Q), because Russia uses a black two-headed eagle on red, and the Byzantine flag was a golden two-headed eagle on red.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on November 03, 2014, 09:08:11 AM
How did you springboard out, from the deep Med, to start launching colonies?  Or did you take them during a war?
I put points into the Colonization Ideas early on, and I really wanted colonies. I had more, but lost them to Great Britain and France.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on November 24, 2014, 04:48:02 AM
I guess I shall share my Netherlands game that I finished up on.
Trade:
(http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/547514357953091889/2E89E662B6C74C6B1049403A82F5DB98F2B45FE6/)

Economy:
(http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/547514357953090965/58F80A012D706792AD586FF6453146F5F0664DBF/)

Europe:
(http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/547514357953094284/9A52E7BDD617057E0F6925BA1B119DB89F8D94E9/)

South East Asia:
(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/547514357953095478/00DD5628243CA1BEF6896016AE9FA0BCF731EDAB/)

Africa:
(http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/547514357953096801/F53AA4F046C5F2B2BCC95324EF44404B80056159/)

North America:
(http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/547514357953098269/065F3D3103BD2A4E46D7C0326963A077F935156B/)

And the End Screen:
(http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/547514357953089292/425A2BB5B9CD587B4625EACC657F51BB3E3CD058/)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on November 24, 2014, 02:49:27 PM
I guess I shall share my Netherlands game that I finished up on.


Nice! You took France AND England! And that balance is pretty impressive.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on November 24, 2014, 03:51:56 PM
Nice! You took France AND England! And that balance is pretty impressive.
I took out France even before I formed Netherlands.  Also I'm disappointed in the balance because I wanted to get to a million.  :P

Next order of business is to convert this into Victoria 2 and continue.  :D
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: PMorgan18 on December 08, 2014, 12:32:50 AM
A little bragging with my Hansa trade OPness

(http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/547515757426142981/D5F4428406E6F57BBCE3F17A844510085A32DD29/)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on December 08, 2014, 01:30:52 AM
A little bragging with my Hansa trade OPness

([url]http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/547515757426142981/D5F4428406E6F57BBCE3F17A844510085A32DD29/[/url])
Unless you have Hansa colonies around the world, this success is irrelevant and I will forever be disappoint.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on December 10, 2014, 10:04:53 PM
A little bragging with my Hansa trade OPness

([url]http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/547515757426142981/D5F4428406E6F57BBCE3F17A844510085A32DD29/[/url])


Now there's a superpower Europe never saw coming...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 09, 2015, 05:58:38 PM
So I uh...finished a Vic 2 game with Japan...kinda. The save file was corrupted it seems, and all nations became Primitive Nations and lost all their technology and all their diplomatic relations, and the map glitched out a bit as well. My territory was left almost completely intact, though, so I thought I'd show off what I had worked pretty hard for and then lost. The things missing are some blank spots in Malaya, Taiwan, the Philippines, Moluccas, half of New Guinea and all of Micronesia. Due to the "reset" of all the nations, you also cannot see Dai Nam and Manchuria which were both my puppets. The year was 1907, and I had just toppled Britain as the world's leading superpower by breaking their legs in the first Great War.
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/V2_MAP_JAP_1907.2.24_1_zpslaffdubz.png)
Eh, I might give Japan another go soon. It's my absolute favorite nation to play.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 16, 2015, 07:59:54 PM
Tried giving Supreme Ruler 2020 another go after years in my trash can. All I could think of while trying to play was the first few seconds of this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5NRY3pS8es&index=18&list=PLEB1DC86CB86A0656 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5NRY3pS8es&index=18&list=PLEB1DC86CB86A0656)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on April 07, 2015, 09:55:07 PM
Finished another EU4 game, this time playing as the Mayans with the El Dorado expansion. The Europeans were passive as all hell with colonizing for some reason, so I just nabbed colonies left and right until I became strong enough to take them on in wars. I may be dominating the excrement out of half the world a bit.
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/eu4_map_MAY_1819_08_18_1_zpslk19n0ww.png)
Time to convert to Vic 2 and take the rest of the Americas.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on April 07, 2015, 10:37:34 PM
Finished another EU4 game, this time playing as the Mayans with the El Dorado expansion. The Europeans were passive as all hell with colonizing for some reason, so I just nabbed colonies left and right until I became strong enough to take them on in wars. I may be dominating the excrement out of half the world a bit.
([url]http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Tobbs90/eu4_map_MAY_1819_08_18_1_zpslk19n0ww.png[/url])
Time to convert to Vic 2 and take the rest of the Americas.
*squints*
You took most, if not all, portuguese colonies in south america?
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on April 07, 2015, 10:48:17 PM
*squints*
You took most, if not all, portuguese colonies in south america?

He also took the Spanish colonies in Central America, though I see they compensated themselves by nicking the Midwest and Eastern Coast of North America...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on April 07, 2015, 10:51:18 PM
*squints*
You took most, if not all, portuguese colonies in south america?
Huh? No, there's two giant blobs that make up two thirds of South America that both come from Portugal. I never took anything from Portugal at all. The closest thing was a small bit of the Andeans that I took from La Plata (purple), which had already broken free from Portugal.

I gave over 400,000 men to take that little piece of mountain.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on April 07, 2015, 10:52:13 PM
He also took the Spanish colonies in Central America, though I see they compensated themselves by nicking the Midwest and Eastern Coast of North America...
They never took any Central American colonies. The only one who showed up was England, who took a tiny bit of northern Mexico. That's why it was so easy ._.

Oh and by the way, the Spanish only control the midwest of America. That east coast part is independent and is for some reason named "Florida".
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Grif101 on April 07, 2015, 10:57:35 PM
Huh? No, there's two giant blobs that make up two thirds of South America that both come from Portugal. I never took anything from Portugal at all. The closest thing was a small bit of the Andeans that I took from La Plata (purple), which had already broken free from Portugal.

I gave over 400,000 men to take that little piece of mountain.

Spoken like a true imperialist...

They never took any Central American colonies. The only one who showed up was England, who took a tiny bit of northern Mexico. That's why it was so easy ._.

Oh and by the way, the Spanish only control the midwest of America. That east coast part is independent and is for some reason named "Florida".

That the malaria-ridden hellhole of a swamp expanded is fascinating...
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on April 20, 2015, 11:36:11 AM
Dayum.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on April 20, 2015, 12:05:07 PM
Dayum.
Yeah, this is actually impressive
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on April 20, 2015, 12:35:06 PM
Yeah, this is actually impressive
(http://www.quickmeme.com/img/34/34bde2c7eac4b12fec8ebfad5b806f0f5c12f2f7493fd40ca2e01f5d6c84901e.jpg)
Let's save this, actually. It's pretty amazing that this exists.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on April 20, 2015, 10:26:22 PM
Eff, no. I'm axing all of that spam.

EDIT: Gone.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on April 20, 2015, 10:40:46 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BklrGc-CAAA_Y3p.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Rune on May 14, 2015, 03:04:53 AM
what in the actual gently-carress
[edit=problem solved]
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on May 14, 2015, 03:55:53 AM
...flipping hell. Same bot as before. Silenced it.

Tran is Snoozing right now on Steam, so I think I`ll have to ask him to ban the bot tomorrow.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: Tobbs on February 11, 2017, 05:29:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZlgM84K.png)
Latest from Vic 2: 'Murica
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on February 13, 2017, 10:00:54 AM
([url]http://i.imgur.com/ZlgM84K.png[/url])
Latest from Vic 2: 'Murica
next step: The world!
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: wisekill1 on February 24, 2017, 10:36:39 PM
So, this was a while ago but I figured I would share my greatest CK2 Ironman save, one single game running from 769 to 1452:

(http://i.imgur.com/RcioVWj.jpg)

Roma Invicta!


I exported the game to EU4 but that turned out disappointingly boring, it seems like there isn't a whole lot of challenging opposition left. In all honestly CK2 also turned out excruciatingly dull after I easily won a two-front war against both the Mogol and Mayan hordes. The reason why there are still a few independent Scandinavian counties left is because I didn't figure out until a couple decades before the end of the game that you can actually break truces.. I did manage to quickly conquer all of the steppes when I found out about this, but it was too late to make this save a complete world conquest.

I think my score reset after I reformed the true Roman empire out of the Byzantines, that is why it is quite low.
Title: Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
Post by: mikethor007 on February 27, 2017, 01:14:55 AM
So, this was a while ago but I figured I would share my greatest CK2 Ironman save, one single game running from 769 to 1452:

([url]http://i.imgur.com/RcioVWj.jpg[/url])

Roma Invicta!


I exported the game to EU4 but that turned out disappointingly boring, it seems like there isn't a whole lot of challenging opposition left. In all honestly CK2 also turned out excruciatingly dull after I easily won a two-front war against both the Mogol and Mayan hordes. The reason why there are still a few independent Scandinavian counties left is because I didn't figure out until a couple decades before the end of the game that you can actually break truces.. I did manage to quickly conquer all of the steppes when I found out about this, but it was too late to make this save a complete world conquest.

I think my score reset after I reformed the true Roman empire out of the Byzantines, that is why it is quite low.
Hmmm...did you ever do an Enemy Within playthrough on Impossible + Ironman?