This part is mostly being opportunistic at expanding. Picking fights with the Iberian when they are distracted with their European affair and backstab Mamluks when they are losing to the Ottoman. Of course, raising development will be important because colonialism and printing press will never spawn at Tunis.
After having most of North Africa, Tunis will be ready to cross the Gibraltar Strait and invade the Iberian Peninsula.
PS: I took Defensive, Influence, Innovation, Offensive, Trade and Expansion idea group in order. I took defensive for its morale and attrition bonus. It will be great working with low pious in arid terrains. Influence will save diplo points when annexing vassals, and it gives extra bonus to my march. Innovation is for lowering war exhaustion and cheaper at adopting institutions. Offensive is for combat and sieging bonus. Trade for preparing to change main trading port at Genoa and finally Expansion is for getting into Central Africa. I had these ideas when I obtained the achievement. It may be slow but I do have more than 400 years to do it. There’s no need to rush, unless you want to do world conquest.
Time if up, this spawns at Portugal and portugal rivaled me… let see which provinces need development
Not even Castile has a bit of colonialism
Oh well, I am confident with my navy now. Austria’s large army can’t swim to Tunis anyway
It took really long just for this province
For the sake vassal feeding of course
Well, these provinces has awesome dev for North Africa
It is fine for you to hate me, just convert these land for me
Let’s do it further! I though Austria won’t be bother with this boring war
Oh thanks Castile
Many years later….
Alright, time to show these Portuguese who’s real boss of North Africa. Do you think I will afraid of your Iberian + South Italian Alliance?
Well, Portugal’s allies are strong, but just too distracted with their European affairs. Plus I can sink their ships individually.
Oh yeah, carry on, Castile you lost nothing
Meanwhile in the east, I managed to steal some Mamluks land while losing wars to the Ottoman inevitably
Here’s another one, I just adopted Colonialism recently
Come on Protestants
As a supportive ally, why not? let’s do it! Not like I will need to contribute much
Since this new patch, Commonwealth can’t compete with the Ottoman anymore
And I just wondered why Aragon disappeared
Cool, I can explore without exploration idea too?
Somehow, Austria is on my side this time. Time to kick the Portuguese out of North Africa!
Now there’s no suspense about who’s going to win
Let the pope stay away from this
Now they need to take ferries
Alright, I will cheer for you #FirstWorldStrongAllyProblem
Do I really need to do anything?
Of course, feel free print it! If you ever revolt I would just beat the s**t out of you.
Taking more Mamluks land
Too bad their capital was taken by Alodia
Take your time, I am going to ask Portugal for money
Asking money by force of course
Portugal almost lost every territories in North Africa after this war
And now you wanted to be my vassal