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Europa Universalis 4 - Shiba!

A Dumb Fucker

Bukkake flotsam
Jun 4, 2017
Ratings
233 29 31 16
8
#1
EU4 is a grand strategy game set in the real world as it looked in the start of the reinessance. You can choose to be nearly every nation that was around at that time and you're then free to shit on other nations untill the year 1821 when the game ends and you win achievement points if you're a loser like me.

Join me as I play a game as the Japanese nation Shiba and wreck everything in:

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Right off the bat here's what the Japanese island looks like at the start of the game. There's a shitload of small-fry daymio nations that all answer to the Shogun. The daimyos can declare wars on eachother to get land, and declare war on the Shogun to kick his ass and become Shogun themselves.
The Shogun can annex daymios and *yaaawn* Shibatime.
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Another confusing image with blips and bobs on it. I'm the pool green nation that has 3 provinces spread out across Japan. I decide to focuse on getting the northern part of the island first. I'm lucky enough to get a good general to lead my armies so it's not too much of a hassle killing the other guys.
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Japanese thunderdome is thundering. I forgot to take more pictures. Here I think I'm charging up to kill the red dude who has the two provinces northish of me.
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The state of affairs when I stopped for the evening. Got all of the northern lands to myself. The guys on the island to the north aren't part of the japanese daymio/shogun deal so I can't declare war on them untill I'm a free nation.

The red guys in the middle of Japan is the Shogun's land. He's begun annexing daymios, so I'm starting to run out of time. The small beigeish guy just south of me is my next target, then the grey beige dude will feel the shibapower.
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A Dumb Fucker

Bukkake flotsam
Jun 4, 2017
Ratings
233 29 31 16
8
#6
I just bought crusader kings 2 OP. Is it just as good?
tbh I've no idea. I got Crusader Kings 2 myself but lost interest during the tutorial. You should make a zany wacky playthrough like mine!

this game is cool & I'm glad you're playing it instead of me
Thanks! :h::h::h:
u guys are in the wrong forum lol don't tell sib!!!
nah there's another playthrough in here somewhewre, I checked.
 

A Dumb Fucker

Bukkake flotsam
Jun 4, 2017
Ratings
233 29 31 16
8
#8

Welcome to a new round of Europa Univershiba 4.
Quick recap of what happened last time: I kicked my neighbours' asses and got land. The Shogun is starting to glom up smaller Daimyo and the clock is ticking.

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Here is what the world looks like as I start. I decide right away that the beige dude suth of me is next on the list, however we've got a truce so I need to wait a few years before I can pound him.

20171006222139_1.jpg Welp, waiting time is over and I do my thing. Everything is good.

Then my ally in the south decides to start a war of his own and wants me to help him out.
This is how the "My ally is a drooling moron and I hate him" war started. 20171006222925_1.jpg
Check this shit out. I'm still kicking beige guy's ass in my own war when my enemies come rolling by. I lose the occupation on one of the occupied provinces which wouldn't be too much of a problem, except the other grey beige guy to my south, who happens to be my ally too, decides that HE wants a piece of the cake too and declares on beige guy, and steals the fucking province from right under my nose.
My allies are either idiots or stealing thieves.


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But to get back to ally number one and why he is an idiot and I hate him; check out those amazing army numbers! His army is gone. Why?
Because he likes to attack enemy armies that vastly outnumber him and get his ass handed to him.
Because he likes to sit his dumb idiot army on enemy castles and then abandon the siege when he is actually making progress.

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Look!

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Look at this guy!

20171006230035_1.jpg He hates winning! While he is doing his best to lose I have managed to force one of the enemies out of the war by sieging his shit down. It's the piss-yellow guy. At least that turns the tables a bit in our favor, but my ally is doing his best to wrest defeat from the jaws of victory.

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Anyway I decide to roll by and wreck my enemy's shit. With that victory in the bag I get the war soundly turned in our favor and we end up winning. My ally even gives me a province in the deal. He is forgiven.

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While all of this is still going down, the Shogun gloms up piss-yellow guy. Also look at beige ally stealing my provinces up north. What a fucker.
I decide that my next war must be against the Shogun. My ally down south annexes his enemy, thus becoming much stronger and reducing the number of Daimyon that I need to face down when fighting the Shogun.

I therefore start powering up like goku for the next couple of years.
 

A Dumb Fucker

Bukkake flotsam
Jun 4, 2017
Ratings
233 29 31 16
8
#9
Quick recap: The list of Daimyo is growing shorter and I am powering up to kill the shogun.

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I waste all my monarch mana to power up and get the renaissance introduced in my country. In retrospect maybe that was a dumb idea, but eh. It means I can get cheaper tech and maybe get an advantage down the line.

A few years pass and I feel ready to get the war on.
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I and my allies totally outnumber the shogun and his one daimyo. The war is a complete cakewalk and nothing really exciting happens.
But I must have messed up during the peace talks because I don't become the new shogun.
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This is my very first time trying out playing as a japanese nation and I've only given the entire shogun/daimyo system a very casual, bordering to non-existent, overlook. Oh well. Me and my buddies are now independent daimyo meaning the shogun can't glom us up. I get a 10 year truce with the shogun which I spend forging claims on pretty much every province that borders me.

During the waiting period my ruler decides to kick the bucket. His heir is total kickass with great stats, but her claim to the throne is weak to say the least. My legitimacy is totally tanked and I'm facing a potential disaster due to my low manpower and low legitimacy.
However my ancestors decide to give me a hand with the legitimacy and I let my manpower recover enough to avoid a peasants' war.
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Welp 10 years pass and I go for round two with the shogun. I got a lot of claims on his provinces and everything is going my way.

Then this happens after peace talks are concluded:
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Yeah baby, I'm the new Shogun. Apparently you need to own Kyoto to be Shogun.

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All hail the new Shogun. Shibagun. Sho Shiba Gun.

The world as I leave it for next time. I've no idea if the daimyos I helped make independent during my first war with the shogun are now under my rule. That's going to be a thing to look into by playing the game. Fuck nerds who research strategies in strategy games.
In any case my plan is to take over the entire japanese island. Then I'll probably get to work on Korea.
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A Dumb Fucker

Bukkake flotsam
Jun 4, 2017
Ratings
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#13
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Welcome to another round of EU Shiba 4.
Quick recap from last: I'm now the shogun but I have no clue who's my subjct or if I even got any. Time to find out.

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That would be a big fat nobody. The only reason you see Hosokawa on my daimyo list is that I released them as a nation. I did that because I wanted to see if they became a regular vassal or a daimyo. This is how normal people play computer games btw: press a button see what happens and deal with the fallout.

Well obviously the plan now isn't changed all that much: Still gonna take over japan but now at least I know I can make daimyos by vassalizing people. I gear up to take down the uesugi, that's the white motherfucker splitting my shogunate in two.

Of course my ally down south decides to start a war of his own and wants me to join in. His enemy is allied to the uesugi which actually turns out to my advantage.
20171016233846_1.jpg The uesugi army is down south at the start of the war and I quickly take all their lands up north while they diddle around doing hardly anything. I then go down south and help kick ass and take lands. Our enemies' combined forces are pushed back to the southern island. They've got the superiority on the sea so I start splurging on making some warships. It's good being the shogun.

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My ally makes a seperate peace with the uesugi and I get a ton of land. Holy cow I love my ally right now! I almost feel bad for the inevitable betrayal we'll perform on eachother once there's no one else to conquer. This also means the uesugi navy is no longer around to bother us, making it much easier to achieve naval superiority and cross the straits to the southern island.

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The war eventually ends with the complete annexation of my ally's remaining big enemy. I've got a massive truce with pretty much everyone around me so there's nothing else to do but chill and deal with my rebel factions.
I get the very great idea of trying to diplomatically vassalize the other guys around me. I am succesful with the two small dudes at my southern border. The tiny orange dude isn't playing ball and the red dude is the former shogun who hates my guts with a passion.

20171017003947_1.jpg Well he can suck a dick because I go to war with him 11 years later when our truce is over. It's actually nice to have some daimyo on your side to siege stuff down.

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I'm then very lucky. Orange guy goes to war with Ashikaga, the former shogun, and drags his ally, the uesugi, into the fray. I can join that war if I were to vassalize ashikaga I would join the war on their side, meaning I would be able to vassalize the two remaining guys. Well let's do just that!

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And that's the end of this round. I've made daimyos out of all except my big ally down south. I have given some land back to the ashikaga so I wouldnt have to deal with rebels and a looming civil war disaster. By giving lands to the ashikaga they also hate me a little less.

The plan for the next time is to betray my very best friend and either vassalize them completely or give huge chunks of their lands to my daimyo. See you next time for another thrilling round of EUShiba4.
 

A Dumb Fucker

Bukkake flotsam
Jun 4, 2017
Ratings
233 29 31 16
8
#14
And because I got the rest of the week off here's more
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So last time I got a bunch of people under my heel. At the start of this round the only independent nations on the japanese islands are the uesugi and the yamana who are still my best friends and allies. I got some long ass truces with eveyone so not a whole lot happens.

I rival the yamana to break our alliance. Also my heir dies but I'm lucky enough to get another one. My ruler is 60+ years old so there is a risk that he will die and I'll have to hang around doing nothing untill the heir comes of age.
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Once the truce with the yamana wears off I go to war. It's a breeze since I got all my daimyo chipping in.
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In the peace treaty I rip them completely apart. I give a bunch of land to my daimyo and release the akamatsu nation. Pretty cool that I can punch new daimyo out of an independent daimyo. Seems like the way to go.

Two years later my truce with the uesugi wears out so I go to war with them. They have allied with the yamana, so I get to punch new daimyo out of them one more time.
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Except the newest guy I punched out, the ouchi, aren't my daimyo. This is a bit strange since the guys I punched out earlier are my daimyo.
20171018124449_1.jpg Yeah they turn out to be daimyo to my daimyo. I'm not sure if this is a feature or a bug. In any case this means that my newest idea of punching out daimyo isn't going to work. Well, I got long ass truces with everyune by now so I start annexing some of my small daimyo. The game has become a little boring so I think I'll start expanding north into the ainu lands and probably get to work on the main land too.
I'm nearly at the admin tech for a third idea set which I think I'll use for exploration so I can get some colonies going.

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The state of affairs as I leave the game.
 

A Dumb Fucker

Bukkake flotsam
Jun 4, 2017
Ratings
233 29 31 16
8
#15

Hey yeah, so not a whole lot of interesting stuff is happening ever since I practically won the Japanese thunderdome.

I'm currently on my second truce with Korea after kicking ass and taking land. I'm on my third idea group now, and I've gone for exploration so I'm starting to colonize.
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My early colonies were plopped down in the Phillipines. I'm not completely decided if I should go for the spice islands or head for the new world.
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This is from my first war of conquest against Korea. Check out the siege pips on my ruler general. Sadly he died during the first truce, but he sure made it easy sieging shit down.

20171019233414_1.jpg The state of Shiba as it is right now. Jianzhou is my daimyo vassal. This is a bit of a bother actually, as they have a lot of claims on Korean lands, but I can't use their casus belli to declare on Korea so I still need to force claims left and right. Currently I've got another 15 year truce with Korea before I can have another go at them. I am aching hard for diplo points since I both want to eat vassals, expand my exploration ideas, and get better dip tech to avoid too much corruption due to uneven tech.
Ming has made me their rival and I don't like the look their military numbers at all.
 

a forums dog

user only barks
Sep 24, 2017
Ratings
26
0
#25

Welcome to a new round of Europa Univershiba 4.
Quick recap of what happened last time: I kicked my neighbours' asses and got land. The Shogun is starting to glom up smaller Daimyo and the clock is ticking.


Here is what the world looks like as I start. I decide right away that the beige dude suth of me is next on the list, however we've got a truce so I need to wait a few years before I can pound him.

Welp, waiting time is over and I do my thing. Everything is good.

Then my ally in the south decides to start a war of his own and wants me to help him out.
This is how the "My ally is a drooling moron and I hate him" war started.

Check this shit out. I'm still kicking beige guy's ass in my own war when my enemies come rolling by. I lose the occupation on one of the occupied provinces which wouldn't be too much of a problem, except the other grey beige guy to my south, who happens to be my ally too, decides that HE wants a piece of the cake too and declares on beige guy, and steals the fucking province from right under my nose.
My allies are either idiots or stealing thieves.



But to get back to ally number one and why he is an idiot and I hate him; check out those amazing army numbers! His army is gone. Why?
Because he likes to attack enemy armies that vastly outnumber him and get his ass handed to him.
Because he likes to sit his dumb idiot army on enemy castles and then abandon the siege when he is actually making progress.


Look!


Look at this guy!

He hates winning! While he is doing his best to lose I have managed to force one of the enemies out of the war by sieging his shit down. It's the piss-yellow guy. At least that turns the tables a bit in our favor, but my ally is doing his best to wrest defeat from the jaws of victory.


Anyway I decide to roll by and wreck my enemy's shit. With that victory in the bag I get the war soundly turned in our favor and we end up winning. My ally even gives me a province in the deal. He is forgiven.


While all of this is still going down, the Shogun gloms up piss-yellow guy. Also look at beige ally stealing my provinces up north. What a fucker.
I decide that my next war must be against the Shogun. My ally down south annexes his enemy, thus becoming much stronger and reducing the number of Daimyon that I need to face down when fighting the Shogun.

I therefore start powering up like goku for the next couple of years.
*barks at the screenshots*
 
#30
if you mean aggresive expansion, i got diplomatic ideas and better relations advisor to get rid of it quickly
also i just wage war on everyone around me so they cant join coalition because truced
being orthodox also helps if your conquering christian provinces, if i was sunni this wouldve been AE hell
despite that, theres a decent coalition against me with austrohungary in it
just ally some big nations to deter coalition from attacking, until coalition gets scared of my power and breaks up again