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    Default Re: Poland

    Poland is not the easiest faction to start with.
    However, now in turn 50 I have the largest country (9 provinces) including Prag and Nuremberg.
    9 provinces (including 2 initial - Krakow & Halych - I guess) in turn 50 is not really impressive...

    Watch my video which shows how to expand Poland to 8 provinces in turn 6 and to 10 provinces in turn 11:

    Part 1 shows turns 1 - 6 and part 2 (not yet on You Tube but I will post it soon) turns 6 - 11:

    All of this took place without neglecting economy - I still had enough money to fully improve my economy each turn.

    Try getting alliance with Hungarians and with Germans. This will protect your flanks.
    No - just keep staying neutral with Hungarians (alliance is not necessary). To do this - do not conquer Iasi (in the video above I did - because this is one of provinces which can be captured very early, in turn 4 - but in my real, recent Poland's campaign I didn't conquer Iasi and left it for Hungarians - by doing so I still have peace with Hungary despite year 1300 and turn 111).

    It is not possible to remain in alliance with Germans for longer time I think - so don't even try (in the video above I signed alliance & marriage with Germany in turn 4 - but I don't think it will last long, maybe if I decide to continue this campaign it will turn out).

    In my current Poland's campaign (not the one from this video - which is just a guide showing how to conquer quickly during initial turns of the campaign) there is turn 111 (year 1300). I have conquered everything to the east and north of this line (included):

    Oslo - Arhus - Hamburg - Magdeburg - Breslau - Prague - Krakow - Halych - Kiev - Caffa - Sarkel

    Including all these settlements. Russia is destroyed of course.

    I also conquered:

    Aleppo, Edessa, Baghdad and Mosul (in the Holy Lands),
    Marrakesh, Timbuktu and Arguin (in western Africa),
    London and Nottingham (in England)

    And I only fought against Russia (destroying it), Denmark (after conquering their capital they asked for peace - I agreed) and HRE (war continues on).

    I also fought against Egypt (crusade vs Antioch), Mongols (two battles for Aleppo), Moors (my "expedition" for gold and ivory) and England.

    England (excommunicated) carried out a sea blockade of my port, starting war - so I asked the Pope to organize a crusade on London, he agreed.

    Against HRE I keep 3 nearly stack (14 - 17 units) armies (in Hamburg, Magdeburg and Prague) - this halts their every attempt of conquest. When I see they coming closer to either of these settlements, I just send there reinforcements (to make this army full stack).

    BTW - if they attack, they usually attack Prague (because this is a city - while the other two are castles).

    I have alliance with Sicily and Venice (they asked me for alliance - I didn't ask anyone) and good relations with Hungary and Denmark (their faction heirs asked me to kill their kings - and by completing these missions I improved my relations). I also have superb relations with the Pope.

    France is also quite friendly - I have lucrative trade with them.

    In order not to provoke Hungary, I decided not to conquer Iasi (Moldavia) - which is usually conquered by Poland very early in the campaign. It worked well - I still have peace with Hungary (while normally Hungary attacks Poland sometimes even earlier than HRE and Russia).

    Besides - Hungary conquered Iasi only after few dozen turns - it was more interested in expansion vs Byzantines.

    Soon entire England is going to be conquered...

    I will spare Scotland... maybe.

    Keep Halycz as castle and Krakow as a city.
    You should convert any settlement to city. Keep as castles only those settlements which are near your borders.

    Cities produce much more income and also you can keep a garrison inside them for free - no upkeep cost (militia units).

    That's why I usually keep as castles only settlements near my borders - and not even all of them.
    Last edited by Domen; 07-12-2011 at 16:25.

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