After the Armenian rebels succeed from Qara Qoyunlu, I used my “accidental manslaughter” causi belli to subjugate Armenia. Not much later after this, the Golden Hordes got kicked out of the steppes and have to take refuge in Caucasia. With all of those lost cores, it will be a great march once I formed Persia and reconquer its cores.
Fighting hordes is be getting easier as time pass, the hordes are getting slower in technology and getting smaller and smaller by size. Eventually, Qara Qoyunlu and Timurids can never recover from the wars they lost against Sassanid.
Be my subject
You will thank me many years later, Great Horde
I have feed myself first before feeding these vassals
Hey Crimea, I think your messenger was a bit slow
White peace? Sure
Eventually, Crimea declared war on me with its horde allies and vassals
Glad the mountain terrains and the attriction worked out and abled to peace out after 4 years. And those Persians can’t wait to tear me down
QQ is weak but has strong allies, let’s do it, why not
This war lasted for more than three years and AQ still not satisfy with the result. I have to say AI don’t know when to negotiate in this build
Oh… you just want to eat more…
More development raising!
Just wanted to feed Armenia before annexing it
Except for the Great Horde, everyone got treats
The two Shirvan provinces are like my Beijing and Nanjing, both of them the have 30+ developments individually
Not only Timurids is being unstable, my new ally Bukhara and me together are stronger than Timurid’s alliances
Kazan hit Bukhara quite hard in the north and it is not a good idea for me to fight hordes at that moment. So for everyone’s sake… peace out
Let’s have a second attempt, with Moscuvy fight Kazan and I take the unrecovered Timurids
Good, good, let the timurid deal with those war exhaustion
Seemed like I am feeding the devil, but I still need to please it
Thanks, my vassals
Why not, let Bukhara join, I need manpower anyway
QQ is weak enough that I can defeat it in flat terrains
It can’t even support it’s castles anymore
Almost done with QQ
First step of feeding my march
Too bad I chose someone else to rival after eclipsed QQ!
Sure, I will do Moscovy a favor, but it didn’t give Great Horde’s cores back
Such as greedly ally
Alright, back to continue wrecking the Timurids, oh, Oman, your need ally
Khiva popped out from Bukhara, seemed like I can keep the alliance with Bukhara for a little longer
Where should I raise development this time, somewhere near Baghdad perhaps?
Oops, maybe I took a bit too much from the Timurids
Oh look at this little Khiva, ready to be cored?
AI rebels will never give up
Many years later, fought a war with Timurids. But bullying a bankrupted Timurids is just too easy, only the result is worthy to be shown