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    Playing my first VI campaign as the Northumbrians (also first campaign on MTW overall) and I'm wondering how you win 100% of the provinces if, apparently, non-Viking factions can't make the ships that can cross the North Sea. (I'm not at the point yet where those are the only provinces left to take - I'm just wondering about this.) Looking at the VI tech tree, Vikings can built one level of ship higher than everyone else's longboats. The regular longboats (and smaller boats) available to the non-Vikings can't go into the North Sea (can't leave coastal waters). So I'm wondering how you eventually take Norway and Jutland to get the full 100% if you don't have access to the Viking super-longboats.

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    You only need to conquer the British Isles to win.

    If you want to conquer Norway and Jutland, send some spies over to start a rebellion, and then send in your emissaries to bribe the rebels.

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    or you can bribe the viking armies not commanded by the King or an heir, but make sure you bribe more than 1 army if possible, because most likely, after you bribe them the province will revolt. make sure you leave a Viking province in england, so if you kill the king, it will spawn in england, which you can easily crush if you control all of it. good luck, also changing the vikings to catholic s won't hurt. Good luck
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    yeah, these two provinces are set to FALSE for the victory condition count.

    hence, you don't need to get them.

    however, I try to grab them when possible.

    Vikings have civil wars and bribing is good.

    once you get one of the provinces, build to boats there and ship over to conquer the other.

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    Alternatively, you can mod the game to give non-Viking factions deep sea going ships, or making their ships deep sea capable.
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    I never could bribe the vikings They never had civil wars...ever...in all my 5-7 VI campaigns. Except when I played as the vikings. That was not fun.

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    thanks Oddly enough the Vikings stopped harassing me a while ago in this campaign but I was just wondering about their pitifully few provinces. :)
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    so what if they stopped harrassing you? I like to conquer them just for sake of completeness.

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    Oh don't worry - they have a severe beating coming their way as soon as I'm done finishing off the Saxons and the Welsh. Then, on to Ireland ...
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    Hey, don't mess with my green island.

    LOL I've been playing an Irish campaign. It's supposedly the most profittable one so far.
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