• Paradox Interactive Thread: V2 The cartographers nightmare.
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[QUOTE=LiamBrown;41737964]What is the best nation to play in Victoria 2 as a beginner?[/QUOTE] Belgium or Japan.
[QUOTE=Tuskin;41732647]First EU4 beta AAR [url]http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?706038-The-Phoenix-Rising-a-Beta-AAR[/url][/QUOTE] I might be easily impressed but that "enforce peace" thing the Ottomans did on him in the first part makes me want to buy this alone.
I want to form a small nation in CK2, and try to progress to EU4 with it. The problem is you will almost assuredly get wrecked by your neighbors unless you grow to counter them so I end up blobbing always in the end just to not die.
Just go for what I did, conquer 1 kingdom and try to make the borders better/ build up holdings and spread your culture.
[QUOTE=LiamBrown;41737964]What is the best nation to play in Victoria 2 as a beginner?[/QUOTE] I always find the US to be easy enough for a beginner, especially if you game the ACW. If you want a more diplomatic early game and like 20.000 wars with France Prussia is also a nice country.
[QUOTE=Valiantttt;41743197]Just go for what I did, conquer 1 kingdom and try to make the borders better/ build up holdings and spread your culture.[/QUOTE] Peaceful expanding of your power within the realm, and sending children off to get married and maybe inherit other kingdoms. Matrimonial marriages and all that. Maybe a crusade or two, just to let your 2nd or 3rd sons have a kingdom too.
[QUOTE=CabooseRvB;41721214]China strong!!! In less than three months I managed to kick the Japanese out of Manchuko [b]and[/b] Korea. I had only two armored divisions that consisted of M5 stuarts and some armored cars and a TD Brigade and I always used them as a spearhead to get to VPs. I managed to capture Harbin an forced Manchuko to capitulate and destroy the rest of the Japanese divisions that were in Manchuko. [img]http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/903255624251615503/8EE0D8BB4811FD64C6F50CCFC06A6DC80687CBB1/[/img][/QUOTE] What black fucking magic did you use to actually supply your Army? Northern China is a fucking deathtrap for supplies due to the shitty infrastructure and even worse Supply transportation. The best I can do is stalemate them along some northern rivers and hope that they are dumb enough to do an amphibious assault on Shanghai or Guangzhou so the death stacks I have aren't neutered 50% battle efficiency due to supply issues
[QUOTE=Lonestriper;41744469]What black fucking magic did you use to actually supply your Army? Northern China is a fucking deathtrap for supplies due to the shitty infrastructure and even worse Supply transportation. The best I can do is stalemate them along some northern rivers and hope that they are dumb enough to do an amphibious assault on Shanghai or Guangzhou so the death stacks I have aren't neutered 50% battle efficiency due to supply issues[/QUOTE] From the get-go I started to research the supply technologies, production, throughput and speed in transportation. That was what probably kept my supplies flowing consistently. Not to mention that my entire army was pure [b]infantry[/b] from the start of the invasion back in '38-'39 and they don't need fuel or that much supply. I only started my major offensives late 1940 when I managed to get the port at Tianjin and my AI made a convoy route to that port from Nanjing so stuff flows up north quicker. Not to mention that the entire IJA was just sitting there probably starving of supplies themselves. Once I started my counter-attack to liberate Beiping they were just in full retreat, their organization fell apart when in hours after I started up attacks and they were fleeing back to Manchukuo The trick for surviving the Japanese initial onslaught is to stalemate them along a river and try to make them over extend.
I'm encountering an all to frequent problem in CK2 in that whenever my heir takes the throne, everyone wants to get rid of him as soon as possible. Case in point: I'm playing as the Byzantine Empire and, when playing as the previous Emperor, I managed to do really well and win loads of wars, expand the Empire and get shit loads of prestige and piety. Eventually he dies and his son takes over, and suddenly all my vassals have the logic of "let's put someone else on the throne! I don't care that the ensuing civil war will fuck up the Empire and give the Islamic countries the perfect opportunity to overrun us and kill us all - I just want to be a dick to the current Emperor!".
[QUOTE=David29;41745079]I'm encountering an all to frequent problem in CK2 in that whenever my heir takes the throne, everyone wants to get rid of him as soon as possible. Case in point: I'm playing as the Byzantine Empire and, when playing as the previous Emperor, I managed to do really well and win loads of wars, expand the Empire and get shit loads of prestige and piety. Eventually he dies and his son takes over, and suddenly all my vassals have the logic of "let's put someone else on the throne! I don't care that the ensuing civil war will fuck up the Empire and give the Islamic countries the perfect opportunity to overrun us and kill us all - I just want to be a dick to the current Emperor!".[/QUOTE] Research Legalism and make sure your heir has good diplomacy as well as a male heir. You're never going to completely get rid of your vassals hating your heirs, it comes with the territory. The best you can do is alleviate the problem.
[QUOTE=RearAdmiral;41745096]Research Legalism and make sure your heir has good diplomacy as well as a male heir. You're never going to completely get rid of your vassals hating your heirs, it comes with the territory. The best you can do is alleviate the problem.[/QUOTE] To expand on this, once you hit Emperor and have a nation of any reasonable size it's a good idea to just have your heirs be Grey Eminences. Given the size of your vassal pool, it won't be difficult to find a 20-25 Dip dude to attach your heir to. To alleviate some of the heir hatred, I'd recommend giving him a Kingdom once he comes of age (and after you marry him off to a girl with good genetic stats/high dip) so at least a portion of your vassals will not suffer from the "short reign" penalty. Hell, give him two kingdoms; he'll be inheriting them later anyway. If you give him some "incomplete" kingdoms or ones nearby foreign lands, you might get the benefit of him running independent wars to expand, which is good for both the Byzantines and the heir's prestige. Make sure he was Born in the Purple as well, that's a big one. Give him Despot as well, since that has some prestige boosting benefits.
[QUOTE=Canuhearme?;41745189]To expand on this, once you hit Emperor and have a nation of any reasonable size it's a good idea to just have your heirs be Grey Eminences. Given the size of your vassal pool, it won't be difficult to find a 20-25 Dip dude to attach your heir to. To alleviate some of the heir hatred, I'd recommend giving him a Kingdom once he comes of age (and after you marry him off to a girl with good genetic stats/high dip) so at least a portion of your vassals will not suffer from the "short reign" penalty. Hell, give him two kingdoms; he'll be inheriting them later anyway. If you give him some "incomplete" kingdoms or ones nearby foreign lands, you might get the benefit of him running independent wars to expand, which is good for both the Byzantines and the heir's prestige. Make sure he was Born in the Purple as well, that's a big one. Give him Despot as well, since that has some prestige boosting benefits.[/QUOTE] Long reign counts if they were King of a different title before the current one? Not like you're going to be an Emperor and use it often but that's pretty handy. If you've got the cash it never hurts to throw around a few "gifts", especially on people who lead factions or are greed. Raise City and church taxes because a Mayor will never rebel and although Feudal taxes may piss them off even more, you'll have enough cash to bribe the big threats and hopefully put off the various rebellions.
Yeah gifts are amazing as a king/emperor. They'll mollify a duke for like 30 gold.
Just going to leave these here [URL=http://minus.com/lMa7nRlNCa71n][IMG]http://i.minus.com/jMa7nRlNCa71n.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://minus.com/lminlGn45spL5][IMG]http://i.minus.com/jminlGn45spL5.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
I wanted so badly to do that (without the superman Khan) but then my game crashed every time I gained Novgorod by conquest ;_; No Baghdad?!
[QUOTE=Tuskin;41746490]Just going to leave these here [URL=http://minus.com/lMa7nRlNCa71n][IMG]http://i.minus.com/jMa7nRlNCa71n.png[/IMG][/URL][/QUOTE] I somewhat doubt that this was done legitimately.
That would be one hell of a dynastic score if that guy was to keel over
[QUOTE=Sobotnik;41746678]I somewhat doubt that this was done legitimately.[/QUOTE] You might be right. [editline]7th August 2013[/editline] [url]http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/content.php?1552-Crusader-Kings-II-Patch-1.11-and-Customizer-Dev-Diary[/url] [quote]Customizer: This is a smaller DLC on the scale of the Ruler Designer, but it's something that many have asked for. It will give players an easy way to customize several items in their games when they are already well underway.[/quote] [editline]7th August 2013[/editline] Oh shit yes yes yes. You can finally rename your Empire/Kingdom/Holding [quote]You can rename any title held by you or your vassals:[/quote]
I'm somewhat disappointed with this DLC. I was expecting to be able to change the map colour and the coat of arms of the title...
what ever, names are cool too.
Why is it so difficult to win any kind of war in HoI 3? It seems like automating theaters, researching proper techs, upgrading/building units doesn't help much because I always get easily stomped.
Well what usually occurs? There is a lot more behind the scenes stuff than you may realize. Supply throughput, leader experience, battle doctrines researched, terrain, units in terrain, traits, stacking penalties, envelopment, etc.
I think that my troops seem to lose organization a lot faster than enemy's and they seem to have less organization overall, so they can't hold the line.
[QUOTE=pawelte1;41749892]I think that my troops seem to lose organization a lot faster than enemy's and they seem to have less organization overall, so they can't hold the line.[/QUOTE]Make sure you're getting enough officers, which can be trained in the tech tab. A low ratio of officers mean your troop's org will drop faster.
I still don't really get how to supply troops in HOI3. I was playing Ireland and, while Britain was busy losing tens of thousands of men in some stupid amphibious landing in Flanders, I invaded North Ireland and Wales. Ireland went fine, there was only a brigade of militia to oppose me. But in Wales, in addition to facing some huge reserve army streaming out of Yorkshire, my men were starving in droves. I landed in Wales with twenty thousand, and from starvation alone I lost four thousand. I was able to hold them off only because I sent some infantry to Kent and Essex to distract them long enough to run away and try again.
[QUOTE=pawelte1;41749892]I think that my troops seem to lose organization a lot faster than enemy's and they seem to have less organization overall, so they can't hold the line.[/QUOTE] Make sure you research the proper doctrines which fit the army you can field, there's no use in spending leadership researching tank org techs if you only can field militia and infantry, take terrain always into account when fighting, as every brigade or attachment has different penalties if it is mountains, or plains, etc. There are some combinations which can negate any advantage the division might have (e.g. 2 mountain brigades + Art creates a huge penalty since arty its not fit for mountain fighting, or Arm+Inf, which makes it lose the speed advantage the tanks have). Defend your ports since they mostly will be targeted for an amphibious invasion, and keep some troops in reserve so if they manage to break your first line you can counterattack and push them back (or gain some terrain if your counterattack is strong enough). Related to this, just because you can, it doesn't mean you should, always try to attack with a clear idea in your mind of what you want to achieve with that attack, and how will you keep up with the increased pressure both on your logistics and the increased frontage, which might lead to more battles, which in turn leads to casualties and org drops, and in the worst cases can get your troops encircled and wiped. [QUOTE=DaysBefore;41750643]I still don't really get how to supply troops in HOI3. I was playing Ireland and, while Britain was busy losing tens of thousands of men in some stupid amphibious landing in Flanders, I invaded North Ireland and Wales. Ireland went fine, there was only a brigade of militia to oppose me. But in Wales, in addition to facing some huge reserve army streaming out of Yorkshire, my men were starving in droves. I landed in Wales with twenty thousand, and from starvation alone I lost four thousand. I was able to hold them off only because I sent some infantry to Kent and Essex to distract them long enough to run away and try again.[/QUOTE] You must research the techs related to your supply throughput, and invade ports or provinces near enough to capture it with your existing supplies at the time of invasion. And make sure there are enough convoys going there, and most important, that they are actually reaching their intended destination, since they will be targeted and fucked up by the RN.
Factories you capture from enemy provinces iirc produce supplies for troops as well, or perhaps it was just urban tiles. I'm not sure.
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwUg8KkipA0]I will soon attempt a 1914 Scenario playthrough as Serbia in Darkest hour[/url]
[QUOTE=Lone Wolf807;41753179]Factories you capture from enemy provinces iirc produce supplies for troops as well, or perhaps it was just urban tiles. I'm not sure.[/QUOTE]It's factories, I don't think urban has anything to do with it.
[QUOTE=Tuskin;41747372]You might be right. [editline]7th August 2013[/editline] [url]http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/content.php?1552-Crusader-Kings-II-Patch-1.11-and-Customizer-Dev-Diary[/url] [editline]7th August 2013[/editline] Oh shit yes yes yes. You can finally rename your Empire/Kingdom/Holding[/QUOTE] Would those renamed Kingdoms convert to EU4? I want to play as Slavia.
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