(Just a note, I had higher morale as Sweden and VPs but the game said I lost. However, with higher morale and VPs, I believe I won.) But to answer your question for playing as Sweden, I would suggest taking Norway and Denmark over first. It took me 13 years on the game including having to wait through 1709. Use your navy to your best advantage as a transport armada. With Sweden's superior navy, you can land troops pretty much anywhere. DON'T sign the Peace of Travendal as there should be a chance that Denmark could reenter the war like they did historically. (You also don't want to waste having to keep 100 line elements in theater to watch over Denmark-Norway. These troops are better used in Estonia, Livonia, and Poland.) Also, I like to winter my main army in Copenhagen with the armada, as I can then take Karl XII to crush opposition at Narva when the defense army I built of 10.000 men there needs help when facing 30.000 to 40.000 enemies (estimated). After taking Denmark-Norway, land near Danzig, Poland, winter your troops there, and then march on Warsaw. After installing the puppet king, I was able to move to Saxony with the long-idle Pommeranian army, and sign the peace with Augustus the Strong, eliminating Saxony from the war. Buy lots of replacements, 20+ line elements, 10 cavalry, 1 supply, 1 ship, 2 artillery whenever you can, and this strategy may help you get close to a victory. I've only done this one once, but it worked out. Also remember to use Ga Pa tactics when useful. (The old mass charge over and over again. The Swedes perfected this technique.) Also I kept an army I formed under Frolich initially at Riga, also of 10.000 men before replacements swelled it to 17.000. Don't worry too much about Gyllenstierna. He'll either win you victories or defeats. Use his army mostly as a distraction force in southern Denmark or Holstein-Gottorp. However, this whole strategy could become obsolete with the first patch. Not sure.