If you're not so pacient on taking diplomacy with everyone and likes war as this game is dedicated, welcome, this post may help you with some war tactics on this game
1 - Let them attack: first of all, if you build a good defense against a weaker and smaller nation (Example: China vs North Korea) Let them attack until their economies are struggled, (this may be noticed if they attack with less troops), then after all the attacks, strike violently against the enemy and win the war with low resistance.
2 - Don't be sieged: NEVER let any enemy siege your army, it may makes it without supplies and weaken army, you may lose alot of troops, that is not glorious and the enemy may push back against you, also do sieges against strong armies of like 2000+ soldiers to weaken the enemy.
3 - Allies: Allies are the cherry of the cake in this game, with allies together both of you can beat a stronger nation (example Camboja and Laos vs Thailand) they also have a nice force that may help you alot in battle, also if your army is completely destroyed, your ally can still hold the positions when you're recovering your army, i've used this tactic alot of times and worked pretty well.
4 - You're never overprepared: Thinking that you're overprepared for any war can be some kind of illusion, (don't think like you can't take luxembourg with 70000 troops, please) this game is a box of surprises that can destroy you some time (example: 3 nations may declare war at you at the same turn), you need to have absolute trust that you're going to take that country.
5 - Have a good economy: To have a good army, you need first to have a very well developed economy, so you can still be stabilized with an enormous army spending, this may help you to recover the army in case of emergencies, if not have a good economy, VERY HIGH CHANCE of your treasure be negative and you lose cause you can't rebuild the army.
6 - Armoury and Supply camps: NEVER forget about these 2 buildings, they ABSOLUTELY are important for your wars:
Armoury: Basically troops become cheaper, very good for builds of enormous armies
Supply Camps: Very important if you're invading a big country (Example: invading russia)
Thank you all for the attention, Hope i helped you alot, if you got any extra tips, comment it, it may help new players to get good at this kinda complicated game.
Army has morale as hp bar. When it reach 0 the army retreat. The chances of army recreating depends on general skill and technology difference.
Each army need a general. Army that doesn't have general has -50% morale.
When a general die in a battle it decrease army morale by 50% and have 10% chances to retreat.
1 ⭐ general to 5 ⭐ general
Each ⭐ increase morale by 2%
Retreat chances :
⭐ - 60%
⭐⭐ - 70%
⭐⭐⭐ - 80%
⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 90%
No general - 10%
Province occupation :
No fortress - 1 turn
Lv 1 fortress - 2 turn
Lv 2 fortress - 3 turn
Lv 3 fortress - 4 turn
Each fortress have garrison. Each level add 1000 garrison army. A fortress province need at least equivalent amount of army to occupied. An army will never occupy a fortress province if it has less army than the garrison.
Each point of military weapon technology increase 10% attack. (because there is no way a tribe with spear need same amount of army that equipped with gun and have an even casualties in a battle)
I'll think about unit type that range from early civilization to modern era later.
I don't know how to mod to add all these stuff, probably need some programming (which is I don't know a thing). I just give an idea that will improve the game.
Stellaris ancient relic is out.
I was thinking about an idea where based off of how many troops you have compared to the enemy it would take off a percentage + a bit extra. Instead of it being subtraction based where battles occur instantaneously; this will allow you to hold off/take longer to invade while you/the enemy has some time to get reinforcements.
And a bit unrelated but Forts also should be modified to be more powerful.
Instead of building a army using money, scrap that and have it being that it require that province's population to build a army.
This will make so that your gold can not quickly build a army in one turn.
Example, you select provinces that will build a army for you based off of the population the province has.
Population of 25000, would be able to recruit a army of 1500 but it would take 3 turns.
Each turn makes 500 units
There needs to be a new building so that you can train a army. The higher the level the building is the faster and more units you can build.
The cost would increase the military upkeep.
This would allow a nation prepared for war, have a higher chance of winning.
Even if you are a small nation but have time to build up a army without costing gold would be ideal in terms for war.
A Big Nation will always out produce units because of gold but take that away then this allows a small nation to take down a big nation or at least get them to agree to a peace deal in the small nation favor.
Having these buildings in the game would allow strategic planning since now you know where you should plan your attack.
You would want to take out their building so they cant counter attack or build a army close enough.
With what we currently have a Nation with a high budget can build a army of 2500 in one turn, which is annoying because you probably was prepared for war but suddenly they out number you.
Collect all Troops to a specific Spot In a configurable Radius >=1 and <=15 Select a province that is set as a "Go To" spot, this is where all troops in a radius of up to 15 Provinces will move to in 1 Button Click This is very useful if you conquered a country with a lot of troops and split every time you get a new land
Move all Troops to a specific Spot Worldwide! Select a province as a "Go To" spot. This is useful if you need to support Allys or Vassals that fight somewhere else. I had this issue in a game where i as Germany joined an alliance with Russia and Austria and they fought China and i had no way of moving all my troops quick enough to stop that fight, Russia was almost lost twice!
Annex Countries that are not a vassal Like Russia did it with the Crimea Potential Risk of starting a War with that country. Depending on Economy e.g. if that country can afford to pull a war. Potential Risk of starting a War with friends of that country. Depending on existing friendly Nations with the country you try to annex. If there are no Friends, have fun calling it your new land. Potential Risk of starting a Revolution in these Provinces after Annexation. Does NOT depend on Economics or Stability. Stability Drops to 1% no matter what... Small Bonus to the Military and Economy in adjacent Provinces Less Upkeep Cheaper / Quicker building of Farms and workshops/shops Less income during War Unable to build Forts Minus Stability, that's not a thing, so Stability instantly drops to 1%.
Diplomatic Negotiation. Takes at least 10 and a maximum of 25 turns. Less Risk of starting any form of War. Medium Risk of starting a revolution. If Revolution is the case, negotiations will be slowed down by another 10 rounds. Depends on Economics and Stability If Economy is decently high: Add up all economic Values and devide by the amount of Provinces, subtract 20%. If Average Stability is >=40% If the province has been raided before, Higher Chance of Integration of the other population Integration doesn't drop to 1% Base Integration of 40% if troops are in an adjacent Province to that country Troops will be lost if negotiations are positive, therefor Integration Bonus Theoretical Integration of Half the Province Value -0.002% per 20 People Example Value = 99% devided by 2 == 49.5% People = 4630 People devided by 20 == 231.5 ~= 232 Multiply 232 with 0.002 == 0.464% 49.5% - 0.464% == 49.036% <-- New Integration Level This has a heavy impact on Countries with big Population numbers! Population over 499950 will always be 1% Integration Only if no troops in adjacent Provinces (from your Nation!) Provoke a Revolution in other Countries Pay the population You need to be Enemies with the opposing Country You need to have a Ministry of Foreign Affair built in your Capital New Type of Building that lets you interact with the different needs of another Country Also lets you provoke Revolutions in enemy Nations Can only be built in your Capital city, will be destroyed if you move capital to different Province This will be expanded over Time!