I've done it in HFM many times, the war is tough, but doable. Pretty sure the same strategy will work in HPM.In HPM, how the fuck do you even keep your clay as Mexico? Even if you beat Texas and prevent all those revolts from firing, it railroads you to sell your northern territories to the USA and if you refuse, they declare war on you.
Very specific request and I apologize but could you please post it in the thread as my laptop is a mess and I too wish to se eblessed Habsburg domination timelineRecently got back into Victoria 2, and rekindled my interest with an obligatory Greater Germany game. At first I was going to go with a Greater Austrian empire (which is far more entertaining with the GSGVickyMod, which tries to add a bit of flavour to the game in Germany and boosts the number of events for the Habsburgs). As I did with my Russian playthrough - see page 342 - I took notes as I went along, mainly because building up the political situation keeps me interested in the game. However, it was a bit frustrating given that the amount of information easily available for the political situation of the Austrian Empire in the mid-game is a bit sparse. Still, I had fun. I deliberately stayed within Europe because I couldn't be bothered to colonize. I am planning on a French playthrough next, which should leave me able to embellish the political situation a bit more.
I just thought I'd publish it here so anybody can have a read if they want, as a mini-AAR if you will.
Here we are; I had to edit it a little to get it to work on here, but as I did so I fixed a few errors and refined it a bit. As I say, I have more of an interest in carving out a political scene in the game rather than just blob over the screen.I apologize, but could you please post it in the thread?
The GSGVickyMod removes the German cores on the Rhineland at the start, in contrast to vanilla, so it isn't necessary to slug-match France early-on. (It also removes the dumb core in Switzerland). However, there are events that I believe replicate the Franco-Prussian War if relations are too low. I also tried to make it a policy of the playthrough to keep France on board, because a Franco-Grossgerman compact in Europe stomps everything.How'd you manage to unify Germany without war with France?