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In Progress Let's Play Victoria 2 AHD - the south shall rise!

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Merkwürdigliebe, Aug 4, 2012.

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Nationt to play

  1. The CSA

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    78.3%
  2. Sweden

    4 vote(s)
    17.4%
  3. Other, specifiy please

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    4.3%
  1. Merkwürdigliebe Arcane

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    Having I just "acquired" the Vic2 expansion I was thinking of making a LP of it if there is any interest. Essentially I've got two choices that I think would make for an interesting game.

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    Either starting as the CSA, and fight to defend our god given freedom to remove other peoples freedom.
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    Sweden. Previously one of the greatest powers of Europe, but the starts the game in decline following the loss of Finland and the other eastern provinces. Now an minor power in the cold north, but not with out potential for rising back to power. Retake Finland from the Russians so we can once again oppress them liberate them!
    That or if you have any other interesting idea as to what to play, but I'm leaning towards the two above.
     
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  2. Hoaxmetal Arcane

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    CSA, I want to see the new content.
     
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  3. Cassidy Arcane

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    Stop the decline of Kwanstain, stop zionist infiltration through Federal Reserve and Supreme Court and pursue a truly free Amerikwa, a true ideal of a confederation of free states rather than a strong central union of decline.

    Voting CSA.

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  4. Kipeci Magister

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    Go with the CSA and make sure to establish that golden circle!

    In my most recent playthrough from the first start time, the AI ended up making Michigan a slave state that later joined up with the CSA.
     
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  5. Urist McLurker Learned

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    CSA. Obviously you need to go back in time and fix the past. Namely to do with a certain Flying Spaghetti Monster.
     
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  6. Imperator Scholar

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    voting CSA.
     
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  7. Comte Arcane

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    Confederate States of America expand your empire south that you can subjegate as many cuffy's as possible.
     
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  8. Norfleet Moderator

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    How does CSA still play? Are you planning to start from that as your opening date, or do you play USA up until the split and then choose CSA?
     
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  9. Kalin Arcane Zionist Agent

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    A House Divided comes with an 1861 scenario, so it would be possible to jump right into the war.

    Also, voted CSA. Much as I love the idea of reclaiming Finland, defeating the Union takes precedence.
     
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  10. Vaarna_Aarne Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    CSA, I'm curious on how you avoid being assraped by the Yankee.



    PS: You should know, you can now take multiple wetback states in a single war and make them all into Slave States. I also recommend tweaking the CSA core event a little, it fires at an absurdly low rate (seriously, it fires exponentially slower than any other ACW event, and it's pretty much the most important event in the long run).
     
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  11. Kipeci Magister

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    The core events don't need to be tweaked, they actually get activated one right after the other at amazing rates if you just piss off the Southerners wherever you can while taking as few of their conscious-reducing decisions as possible.
     
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  12. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    CSA, since I'll personally never play such a big country.
     
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  13. Norfleet Moderator

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    USA is a big country? I never got the impression that the USA was a big starting country, not like UK with all its colonial possessions, or freaking China or Russia.
     
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  14. Merkwürdigliebe Arcane

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    Doing the 1861 at the start of the war.





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    I don't think the situation requires much explanation. As the USA was threatening the important freedoms of the south such as the freedom to enslave people the only option was to secede from the Union and fight for that right!

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    A look at the population of glorious best America. Nearly half the population is made out of black slaves, and the population is roughly a third of what the USA has. There is also a few Texan that want to secede from the confederacy, bloody traitors should be hanged.

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    Technologically the Confederate army is pretty much state of the art with the best equipment and tactics available. Other areas are fairly developed as well.

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    The bulk of CSA production is made up of agricultural goods, and the cloth made from the cotton. Over all industry is lacking.

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    The CSA is currently seeing great monetary losses so this will potentially increase profits as well as free up manpower from farms for industry and soldiers.

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    Best America initially outnumbers the USA in the eastern regions.

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    Though the union army is much more numerous.

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    The retreating CSA army gets caught in battle, but looks like a potential victory.

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    Well fuck, one of my very best generals.

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    Washington is a tempting target but I can't take the offensive yet.

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    The battle in Paducah turned into a decisive victory thanks to terrain and leadership.

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    But no matter the casualties the union army remains much stronger than the CSA. I decide to abandon the lowly populated eastern states in order to get local numerical superiority in the important eastern states.

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    CSA army is best army.

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    Meanwhile the war is progressing alright the economy is not and some debt is being built up.

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    In hind sight this was rather useless as I can't add any war goals since my goal for the civil war is merely "status quo"

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    Starting to lose territory territory but continuing with the victories.

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    Chasing down and routing a couple of battered union armies.

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    Atlanta cotton is best cotton.

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    For a defeat I'd say thats a pretty decent outcome.

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    A rather minor victory.

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    But the union is now on the run and can be easily defeated again.

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    Despite most battles ending in my favor I simply can not keep up with the union army. I need to mobilize, though this will further hurt my ecnonomy.

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    A rather poor choice of battlefield.

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    Reduced farming and mining, don't think so.

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    Well thats stating the obvious, every one knows that dixie is the best after all.

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    The union advances further in the west.

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    However in doing so they have left Washington. Stamp upon the cursed alliance. :salute:

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    25k GBP debt and rising, CSA #1 ...though maybe not economically.

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    But with the fall of their capital the enemy accepts our to generous peace terms. The Now the economy and army must be strengthened for the cursed union will surely try again to take our precious freedom of slavery!
     
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  15. Kipeci Magister

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    What sort of relations do you and the USA have with the Brits? Opening up a Canadian front while grabbing some of the border states that are rightfully yours or something could be helpful. Invading Mexico to get those precious metals is also a solid option.
     
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  16. Merkwürdigliebe Arcane

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    Well the Brits don't seem to want an alliance with me, but fortunately neither with the US in which case I would have been toast.
     
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  17. Merkwürdigliebe Arcane

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    Confederate American is Best America!


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    With the war over I'm at a monetary surplus again, but with a lot of debt built up.

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    True American democracy at work.

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    The USA trying to turn Mexico against the CSA using diplomacy, this can not be allowed.



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    Don't want to ally? Fine, 'merica doesn't need any stinking tea drinkers any way!

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    Thats more like it. Mexico has plenty of good land that, the only problem is that it needs to be liberated and it's full of mexicans.

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    The confederate army advances into Mexico, soon to be south west CSA.

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    The Mexican army while large doesn't put up much of a fight.

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    Time to pay of that debt to the jew bankers.

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    CSA is best America, why do these foreign speakers even bother resisting.

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    New tech. giving a massive boost to the farming based CSA economy.

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    Wissenschaft? Sounds like some commie pinko foreigner conspiracy.

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    This war is going quite well, I think I might be able to grab more than one state.

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    Another large Mexican army has assembled, but it's not much of an actual threat.

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    We don't take kindly to your sort around here.

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    Chihuehueheu? West Texas sounds better to me.

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    The only problem is that it's full of Mexicans, but that can be fixed. Oh and Mexico and the USA have become allies, serves them right for conspiring against the glorious confederacy.
     
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  18. Kipeci Magister

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    Just wondering, do blacks count as a core culture? If not, won't they assimilate to Dixie at a pretty good clip?
     
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  19. Vaarna_Aarne Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    Yes, they will, if Slavery is ever removed (and it will be, since otherwise you drown in rebels because dem Southerners hate seeing those poor cottonpickers exploited). CSA has only Dixie and Texan as accepted cultures, with Cherokee as a possibility if they execute Trail of Tears decision instead of regular Kwa.

    And phooey, should have done a grand campaign, it's more fun seeing CSA start stretching from Cuba to California (+ slice of Mehico in general).


    EDIT: Also, Conservative is THE worst ideology you can have on the population. You need to set your Focus points to instill Liberal party loyalty first in each state, so you can eventually pass all the Political reforms, then you need Socialist party loyalty Focus so you can pass all the Social reforms. Each reform will make you stronger, as you get more immigrants while also eventually the glorious of univeral healthcare (+.5% pop growth from the start of the reform line, which already makes you grow massively faster than other nations, and if maxed out to the eventual 1.5% bonus you'll have a huge population by 1936).

    Keep in mind, people are retards in Vicky 2, and will often violently campaign for increased rights but will still vote for Conservatives who explicitly don't want to give them.
     
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  20. Merkwürdigliebe Arcane

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    Yeah that really bothers me how hard social reforms can be to pass, essentially impossible unless you power game by mass declaring war and white peacing for militancy which is rather lame. 0.32% of the population wants this reform even by the 20th century. o_O
    Well blacks are represented by the "afro american" culture which should assimilate once slavery is gone, though I guess the CSA might gain it as an accepted culture similar to the USA through event if that happens, don't know so will have to see.
     
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  21. Kalin Arcane Zionist Agent

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    :what:

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    I vote for keeping slavery and resisting social reforms at all costs!

    The population will remain small, but the Confederacy will retain its purity.
     
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  22. Vaarna_Aarne Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    Nope, CSA doesn't gain Afro American accepted culture. Ever. Only the USA does.

    And actually, the real problem is that people's ideologies don't shift according to their reform wants. You'll see conservatives clamouring for Social and Political reforms, hell you'll people joining REACTIONARY rebels because they dont' get those reforms!
     
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  23. Merkwürdigliebe Arcane

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    The Nile is that some where in Mexico? Sounds like a good idea in any case for the glory of the nation.

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    If they don't like it they can move to Mexico

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    Cultural map, for some reason Texas has it's own culture.

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    We will have none of this ebonics nonsense. :obviously:

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    Looks like they're coming back for a second beating.

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    Liberation? How is removing the right to own slaves liberation?

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    It's starting well, though there should be more union armies arriving soon.

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    Just as suspected. I plan to once again concentrate my forces in the east in order to gain local numerical superiority.

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    'merican army #1

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    Washington while fortified lies mostly defenseless

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    The retreating union armies are completely shattered

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    I have to much infamy to take any states for my self, but maybe I can weaken the union by forcing them to release some state if I can win this war.

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    Another great victory.

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    However my cash reserves are quickly depleting.

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    There is simply no way to defend the westerns states, fortunately they are not very valuable

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    The union tries to send a relief force to Washington, but confederate reinforcements turns the battle around.

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    And the retreating union army is dealt with

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    Though I'm losing more land in the west, but it's full of mexicans any way

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    Not quite the moment to pursue that

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    Irish recruits are strong and brave when not drunk (which is most of the time) and fight for only potatoes.

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    The union tries again to defend Washington, this time I'm surrounding them so they can not retreat after.

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    Overall the war is going well but now the manpower difference is nearly 2:1

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    I think that would be useful but can not say for sure with out empirical evidence of it being so.

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    Time to upgrade the coal production. With the CSAs already large production this would greatly increase profits. With the two related inventions thats an over 200% increase in coal mining

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    The union has not signed the geneva convention, but the monocled gentlemen of the south surely shall

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    Over in foreign land there appears to be some sort of minor war going on.

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    Finally confederate troops have captures Washington and surrounding areas.

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    Once again northern aggression is halted as they are forced to accept peace.

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    Though I have a huge debt built up from the war, thats going to take a while to pay of.
     
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  24. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    I feel strong vibes of :incline: coming from this topic.
     
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  25. Kipeci Magister

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    Austria looks pretty boned in that conflict.

    You must win this war so that my state is not lost, as it is the only ten I see if one ignores all the meth heads and mouth-breathers.
     
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