Quirk wrote:I have another question regarding events. As I am playing as Prussia, I wonder if the war for Schleswig-Holstein is resolved via events? I am in early 1852 now and nothing happened so far. Does anyone know, if I have to declare war myself to start the conflict or does it still happen? Historically seen, the war was fought between 1848 and 51. Might there be a bug, so it just doesn't fire?
Quirk wrote:Thanks again, Loki!
The London Protocol already fired early 1852, so the event chain is still on track. Good, I do not like to start historical wars without an event.
Do you know if it is possible to reach the "Greater Germany" unification via events? I currently have the option to start the Zollverein, though I would to try to achieve a unification with Austria, if possible.
Picking up on Quirk's other question.
The .05 patch is comprehensive and includes all the events and ideas discussed (Pocus altered the .exe to hopefully limit the problem of the too large Austrian army).
Quirk wrote:I am currently in year 1857 and my is it hard to get ahead regarding prestige. I am on position 7 and France has an army 1.5 times as big as mine. My colonial empire is a joke, though I guess that's due to the missing options. Still, interesting game, though often I can only skip turns...
Quirk wrote:And sadly I know see the first major bugs: Lost a thousand prestige without a reason. Just went from 5000 to 4000 in one turn. And Austria has an army 4 times as big as mine. Nice...
loki100 wrote:I don't think there is much you can do to force the pace early game. Your best early route to an Empire is to win a war and take a colony but the problem is that you probably can't even touch GB and may struggle against France?
If you need to build prestige, you could gamble on a localised war with Russia over Poland. I'm not sure you can actually capture anything permanently (not sure what you could claim in Poland) but winning battles and capturing Warsaw for a while will all generate quite a nice boost.
But it is basically a period to build up your industry etc. Remember that the later generations of the factories generate prestige so its good to get a stock of level #1 built early (upgrade is cheaper than a clean build at the higher levels).
loki100 wrote:Why a bug, hover over the prestige number (top left hand of the game screen) and it'll tell you why any changes occured.
One possibility is if you have been sending out 'support' and alliances these can come back to hit you. If you sign a defensive alliance and your partner is attacked you take a prestige loss - in effect its a statement to the world that your backing is meaningless. I can't think of any 1850s event that carries that penalty so my suspicion is it would be part of the diplomatic process?
Not quite but there are two routes.
You'll find that war with Austria is 'encouraged' with tensions and free CBs but you can sit it out. This will, in short-term cost you the SGF.
War - and winning - with France is essential. Victory wil get you a unified Germany and Alsace-Lorraine ... and a long term problem as in the end France and Russia will find common cause against you.
The alternative is that playing the cards and encouraging unity should give you a peaceful route sometime in the mid-1870s. I'm a bit less sure if this really works as I've never played Prussia and an AI Prussia gets several helps to push it along the war path so its very hard to judge. My feeling is that Italy needs the alternative as its hard to deal with a powerful Austria, Prussia should have the military capacity to carve out the historic route
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