1. Post #81
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    BananaFoam's Avatar
    January 2010
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    Questions? Yeah I've got one

    How the FUCK do I play this shit
    Try to comprehend a tutorial without your head exploding.

    I've owned Vicky2 for a year now and I'm still finding out what some shit does, and Vicky2 is one of the less complex Paradox games.
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  2. Post #82
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    cheesedelux's Avatar
    February 2007
    7,656 Posts
    Mount & blade warband

    16 hours of work completely destroyed by a single couched lance. I was winning that fight too, but my troops cant simply do shit without a commander.
    Lost a huge 120 man army, all my money except 3000, all my armor, all the companions.
    There's a Mount & Blade thread
    This thread is for the games they actually develop (Various Grand Strategy titles, many of which can have their save files transferred between games (Previous generations officially, now with fan tools) giving you a full time span of about 1066-1965.
    As opposed to the games they publish (Mount & Blade - Taleworlds, Magicka - Arrowhead).
    I'm not sure if they still run GamersGate but they certainly founded it.

    My USA predicament went surprisingly well. Made peace with the British and CSA with ease, ceding Washington state to the British (No major loss) and gaining Kentucky and Oklahoma. By the time the truce with the confederates ran out, I'd lined their borders with three large armies and dozens of cavalry regiments for capturing provinces. They were only able field two large armies, both of which were quickly surrounded and wiped out.
    Another 10 years of granting statehoods, expanding my sphere and bringing Hawaii and Alaska into the union (Russia's holdings in Mexico came free with Alaska), so in 1866 there would be 50 stars on the flag. Missing Washington, including some region of Mexico. Then I invaded them and took Chihuahua. If border friction was a casus belli in EU3, then it's good enough for me.
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  3. Post #83
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    Dennab
    June 2005
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    Started as Omen. Got a decent army and steamrolled Yemen and Abu Dhabi.

    But then like half the world declared war on me and I got fucked over :C
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  4. Post #84
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    August 2007
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    Just bought Victoria II.

    Which small nation should I lead to global prominence?

    :V
    Zulu.
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  5. Post #85
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    Dennab
    June 2005
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    I'll try that next :V
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  6. Post #86
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    October 2008
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    Just bought Victoria II.

    Which small nation should I lead to global prominence?

    :V
    One of the minors in India. Starting out as a British satellite and surrounded all round by other GB satellites.
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  7. Post #87
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    May 2008
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    Started as Omen. Got a decent army and steamrolled Yemen and Abu Dhabi.

    But then like half the world declared war on me and I got fucked over :C
    Remember to watch your infamy closely.
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  8. Post #88
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    October 2008
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    I've been thinking of ending my France game early. It's the late 1490s' and I unified most of the French culture provinces minus Provence, Avignon and what's left of Burgundy. I turned France into a empire and mostly nowadays I spent my time assisting the Irish kingdoms every decade or so against English expansion, which is starting to become a tedious chore every time it happens.

    I've been thinking of starting a new game as the Inca and see how long I can last before I get screwed over by the Europeans.
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  9. Post #89
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    August 2007
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    I'll try that next :V
    The most I've done with them is winning a war against the British, and pissing of the Portuguese claiming their colonies. Also invaded Transvaal in order to stimulate my education system.
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  10. Post #90
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    February 2010
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    Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron Game is so much fun, the WW1 mode is great. Basically what happened to me as Germany:

    >1914
    >Germany
    >Attack Belgium and Dutch
    >Conquer them
    >Meanwhile the Russians are kicking my ass, fall back and made a Defensive line
    >Western Front progress is going shit
    >Stalemate
    >Then mass Rebellions in Netherlands
    >French and Belgium attack rebels over-taking my my territores
    >Dutch make a suprise naval landing
    >Take my territores
    >Western Front collapses
    >King Wilhem 2 abdicates
    >German Empire becomes Germany
    >Treaty of Versaiiles occurs 3 years early

    ‎>Lose my colonies
    >Lose alot of men
    >Mass Rebellions in Germany
    >Ecenomy is fucked.

    But after investing in Industry and Combat Rebels, Germany is coming along.

    >Invade Austria
    >Have my armies stationed in Austria to supress Rebels

    Why do Japan keep funding rebels in Austria? I'm getting annoyed at Japan and I'll go invade them later.

    Currently Late 1916-Early 1917
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  11. Post #91
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    noneshallpass's Avatar
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    So, if i only buy one grand strategy game which one should i get?
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  12. Post #92
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    October 2008
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    I would say Victoria 2 imo.
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  13. Post #93
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    August 2007
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    Playing EU3, as Brunei, I have an extremely high infamy, and I've conquered all of Malaysia.

    Sadly, I'm trying to quell the massive amounts of rebellions so I'm pretty sure my empire is about to fall apart.

    Though, considering it actually is my first actual playthrough, I did relatively well considering how quickly I was advancing.
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  14. Post #94
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    June 2008
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    Try to comprehend a tutorial without your head exploding.

    I've owned Vicky2 for a year now and I'm still finding out what some shit does, and Vicky2 is one of the less complex Paradox games.
    It hurts my brain, it really does
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  15. Post #95
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    August 2007
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    Playing EU3, as Brunei, I have an extremely high infamy, and I've conquered all of Malaysia.

    Sadly, I'm trying to quell the massive amounts of rebellions so I'm pretty sure my empire is about to fall apart.

    Though, considering it actually is my first actual playthrough, I did relatively well considering how quickly I was advancing.
    Just learned I could form Malaysia if I colonize around Java.

    I might reload a save and do that, would that cause me to lose my infamy?
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  16. Post #96
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    April 2008
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    Just learned I could form Malaysia if I colonize around Java.

    I might reload a save and do that, would that cause me to lose my infamy?
    Time and some missions are the only way to lose infamy. The best way to lose it is accrue as little as possible by declaring war with the proper casus belli, or getting the Cabinet idea (-4 infamy a year.)
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  17. Post #97
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    May 2008
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    Any good mods I should try out for Hearts of iron 3?
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  18. Post #98
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    August 2008
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    Time and some missions are the only way to lose infamy. The best way to lose it is accrue as little as possible by declaring war with the proper casus belli, or getting the Cabinet idea (-4 infamy a year.)
    or you could use my little old friend console
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  19. Post #99
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    Dennab
    September 2010
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    So, if i only buy one grand strategy game which one should i get?
    Depends on your experience with the genera. Making history is five dollars and is a really good game to start with if you're inexperienced. It's a less hardcore hearts of iron and extremely user friendly.
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  20. Post #100
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    August 2007
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    or you could use my little old friend console
    Well that's just cheating, though I find some infamy affects extremely unrealistic.
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  21. Post #101
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    February 2010
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    Find a nice way to play as Germany on WW1 mode for Darkest Hour
    Make it so when war breaks out you are only at war with Russia and France. Keep an Defense army on the Western Front BUT make sure it is a good size otherwise the French will overwhelm you. Focus on Russia and make sure you take them out of your border as the Russians like to counter-attack Austria-Hungary because they get attacked from different fronts and are incomptent of holding their own provinces.
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  22. Post #102
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    Dennab
    May 2007
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    Does anyone know what the pictures posted the last page were from? It seemed to be a sort of HoI3 world randomization mod, but I didn't know one was out yet. Does anyone have more info/a link?
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  23. Post #103
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    February 2010
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    How the Eastern Front is going for me:


    Russia just experienced their Revolution.
    Austria-Hungary were incompetent between 1915- onwards and had to send men on their frontlines so I wouldn't get flanked. The French tried attacking me and they broke through but a quick counter-attacked and fresh reinforcements pushed them back.

    I hope to push into Moscow before the Russians pull out of the war. I'll then send 3/4 of my army to Italy and overwhelm the Italians and flank France through there. Once Conquered, I can help out Austria-Hungary on other issues.

    It's funny because the British haven't declared war on me , you'd think they would help out their ally a bit?
    As long as I don't attack Belgum I should be fine with conquering the French.
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  24. Post #104
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    May 2008
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    I am playing Victoria 2 as Venezuela. I cut off taxes from everyone, and live off 13% tariffs, earning .5k a day. My only problems are rampant lack of jobs for Middle Class Factory Workers and inability to keep noming off Peru, due to truces. I can't attack Brazil because my troops are stuck in captures Peru provinces, and I can't build any more since the stupid factory for small arms were closed, and no more are being made.
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  25. Post #105
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    February 2010
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    I won The scenario and WW1, it's a shame I couldn't beat France as I finally broke through the Western Front:



    I could have broken through earlier but 131 divisions from the Eastern Front needed a rest and reinforcements.
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  26. Post #106
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    October 2008
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    Can't wait for CK2. Just four more days.
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  27. Post #107
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    February 2007
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    For some reason, HPP doesn't want to work for me. When it does, parts of the map are purple. To rebuild the map cache, I have to launch vanilla HOI. I can't launch HPP to do it otherwise it will crash. I never had this problem before. I read something on the Paradox forums that installing HOI3 anywhere but program files will fix it but I have it on Steam.
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  28. Post #108
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    Here is my first vanilla FTM save I backed up along with the game and started playing again recently. I'm Playing as Peru. The year is 1942.

    Axis nations are:
    Germany-conquered France, Benelux, Swiss, UK, Ireland, CZE, Poland, Denmark, India, Pakistan, Oman, Yemen and UK Africa
    Austria-minor supporting
    Japan-conquered Com and Nat Chinas, Guanxi, Indochina, Bhutan and puppeted Nepal
    Manchukuo-helped Japan
    Mengkukuo-hepled Japan
    Peru-conquered Panama, Cuba, SAR, some islands of Pacific and all SA countries except Brazil
    Italy-conquered parts of Vichy, North Egypt, parts of Africa and is expanding into Oceania
    Ethiopia-puppeted by Italy, liberated by Peru, half-way to territorial regain.
    Mexico-conquered USA
    Yugoslavia-conquered Hungary and Greece
    Portugal-expanded into Spain and Africa, invading Oceania?
    Siam-invaded India
    Sinkiang-expanded into China
    Brazil-very small expansions(HUE HUE HUE I DO NOTHING)
    Rep. Spain-won the civil war, supported minor conficts
    Afghanistan-expanded into Pakistan, amassed quite an army
    Persia-expanded into Pakistan
    Sweden-conquered Norway
    Romania-helped out during the invasion of Greece
    Bulgaria-helped out during the invasion of Greece
    Saudi Arabia-kept pressure on Yemen and Oman
    Turkey-...nothing at all?
    Tibet-invaded Nepal and India
    Albania-pretended to be the mastermind of it all
    Iraq-"liberated" by Germany
    Nepal-Japan's little bitch
    Dominican Republic-helped out with Peruvian Haiti Takeover
    Guatemala-moral support
    Nicaruga-moral support
    Finland-gave us ice cubes
    Canada-invaded Northern USA and East Coast
    Honduras-moral support
    El Salvador-moral support
    Estonia-moral support


    And here is state of the world: 1942 Edition

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  29. Post #109
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    January 2009
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    I'm getting Victoria II just so I can play a game as Prussia!

    Hope the warfare system is easier to handle that HOI.
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  30. Post #110
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    April 2008
    16,671 Posts
    Why does the music in Europa Universalis 3 always start off relatively dull, but then get absolutely awesome halfway through?


    and


    come to mind.
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  31. Post #111
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    I'm getting Victoria II just so I can play a game as Prussia!

    Hope the warfare system is easier to handle that HOI.
    It's a lot easier to handle.

    Also, I'm playing EU3, I'm seriously trying to figure out how to make a good sum of money without causing my ass to be later destroyed in inflation.
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  32. Post #112
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    October 2007
    4,895 Posts
    what mod?
    Nothing modded, Europa Universalis : Rome is it's own game.
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  33. Post #113
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    October 2008
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    EU:Rome would've been a great game but the whole Loyalty thing is a complete joke.
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  34. Post #114
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    February 2007
    7,656 Posts
    Here is my first vanilla FTM save I backed up along with the game and started playing again recently. I'm Playing as Peru. The year is 1942.

    Axis nations are:
    Germany-conquered France, Benelux, Swiss, UK, Ireland, CZE, Poland, Denmark, India, Pakistan, Oman, Yemen and UK Africa
    Austria-minor supporting
    Japan-conquered Com and Nat Chinas, Guanxi, Indochina, Bhutan and puppeted Nepal
    Manchukuo-helped Japan
    Mengkukuo-hepled Japan
    Peru-conquered Panama, Cuba, SAR, some islands of Pacific and all SA countries except Brazil
    Italy-conquered parts of Vichy, North Egypt, parts of Africa and is expanding into Oceania
    Ethiopia-puppeted by Italy, liberated by Peru, half-way to territorial regain.
    Mexico-conquered USA
    Yugoslavia-conquered Hungary and Greece
    Portugal-expanded into Spain and Africa, invading Oceania?
    Siam-invaded India
    Sinkiang-expanded into China
    Brazil-very small expansions(HUE HUE HUE I DO NOTHING)
    Rep. Spain-won the civil war, supported minor conficts
    Afghanistan-expanded into Pakistan, amassed quite an army
    Persia-expanded into Pakistan
    Sweden-conquered Norway
    Romania-helped out during the invasion of Greece
    Bulgaria-helped out during the invasion of Greece
    Saudi Arabia-kept pressure on Yemen and Oman
    Turkey-...nothing at all?
    Tibet-invaded Nepal and India
    Albania-pretended to be the mastermind of it all
    Iraq-"liberated" by Germany
    Nepal-Japan's little bitch
    Dominican Republic-helped out with Peruvian Haiti Takeover
    Guatemala-moral support
    Nicaruga-moral support
    Finland-gave us ice cubes
    Canada-invaded Northern USA and East Coast
    Honduras-moral support
    El Salvador-moral support
    Estonia-moral support


    And here is state of the world: 1942 Edition

    Holy shit. Were you using Noneutrality at least?
    I think what you need right now is paratroopers.
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  35. Post #115
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    I'm getting Victoria II just so I can play a game as Prussia!

    Hope the warfare system is easier to handle that HOI.
    I absolutely detest the dice roll system for the EU and Victoria games. A battle can hang on a good or bad dice roll. But a lot simpler overall.
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  36. Post #116
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    August 2007
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    Still failing to balance out the economy in EU3.
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  37. Post #117
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    January 2010
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    Bought Darkest Hour: A HOI Game this week. Needless to say, it's awesome.

    I'm playing Arms, Armistence, and Revolutions as Britain and I'm still fighting WWI. Germany annexed half of fucking Russia and the other half is getting steamrolled by Alien Invaders (What? I wanted to pull a Resistance: Fall of Man and have some Chimera-ish bastards start fucking shit up. It's not really messing up WWI any)

    I couldn't make any advances on the Franco-German front so I moved into the Italian front and I've almost reached Vienna. A few key provinces and the Austro-Hungarians might be out of the game. Still, there is a very real possibility I can lose. The Germans outnumber the whole Entente 3:1 and my ally AI is dumb as shit. I hope I can reach Berlin without that much difficulty.

    Also, I stole "Super Heavy Tank" plans from the Aliens and now I can build them along with my infantry! Can somebody say "genocide?"
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  38. Post #118
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    Holy shit. Were you using Noneutrality at least?
    I think what you need right now is paratroopers.
    Only for Peru. Everything else came by naturally except Yugoslavia attacking Hungary because Europe seemed boring and I had no idea what to do.

    And yeah, I do need to research paratroopers for the sake of mobility; The Germans got a paratrooper division or two in South Africa but they're still heating the chairs while Crocodile Dundee is sitting between two VPs and my guys are up North. The French situation isn't good, either. Italy seems to be on the defense and the French are still putting Ethiopia's existance in jeopardy. As for Australia, well, it's time will come when I get enough boats to launch a proper attack, althrough I could use some help from Japan and Siam. Germany's subs are also active in Oceania, too. Hawaii, however, are completely out of the question; I'd need Germany or Japan to clean it up first.

    I might also DoW Vichy because it's half-half between Axis and Comintern and it'll take a while to subdue it without any influence.


    Also are there any significant consequences if I remove the exiled Allies from their list in the save file?
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  39. Post #119
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    August 2010
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    How is Victoria I and 2 in terms of complexity and learning curve?
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  40. Post #120
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    August 2007
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    I've discovered EU3 has a goal of trying to fuck you with rebels after modifying them.

    I'm literally being attacked by fucking Ronin in Africa.
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