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- +20% Galley combat ability
- +10% Goods produced modifier
- +10% Morale of armies
- +1 Yearly legitimacy
- +1 Yearly navy tradition
- −0.05 Monthly autonomy change
- +10% Embargo efficiency
- +25% Privateer efficiency
- +10% Institution spread
- −10% Development cost
- +10% Global trade power
Cebu is an OPM in the Moluccas. They start with the other small Filipino nations of Madyas to the west, Butuan and Maguindanao to the south, and Maynila, Tondo and Pangasinan to the north (the latter two are Ming tributaries). As Cebu is an island in the Philippines, all other nations can only be reached across straits or with the help of transport ships.
Historically, the rulers of Cebu claimed descent from the Chola dynasty of India. The player can aim to reestablish the Chola Empire and obtain an achievement for it.
Missions[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Filipino missions
Decision[edit | edit source]
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Unify all Malayan provinces in the region under one strong ruler.
Malaya does not exist.
If the country is AI-controlled then it:
Playing with normal or historical nations
The AI will always take this decision.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
The first steps could be to ally Tondo in the north of the Philippines and Berau at Borneo. In my run they were instantly likely to do a royal marriage with me. Tondo is stronger than you and should not have rivaled you. Your first expansion target should be Madyas, Butuan or Maguindanao. I chose Madyas because my ally Tondo was always competing with them. It can happen that Tondo is also allied with Madyas, then you have to attack another nation or ask Tondo to break the alliance with them. I was able to attack Madyas around 1449 along with Tondo for 10 favors. The war was easy. If you hire the free company you will have 8k troops and you can delete Madyas' 5k immediately as they shouldn't be at their force limit. Madyas was only allied with Butuan, they had 4k troops. It is very important that you do not go to war alone. You also need your ally's ships. Without ship superiority you are not able to move between the Philippine islands. Before your first war you should build 3-4 galleys just to be safe.
After this war you are stronger. Take care of the rebels and take easy war objectives. Be careful Maynila, Tondo and Pangasinan are tributaries of Ming and should not be targeted directly. All Filipino nations got a very good mission tree in the Leviathan update. Hence, you don't need to colonize the non-colonized provinces in the Philippines. You will receive cores for all non-colonized provinces through the mission tree when you have conquered all other nations in the Philippines and kill the natives in those provinces. The provinces in the Philippines aren’t necessary for the Philippine Tiger Achievement. But you need these provinces for your powerbase to take over Borneo and Malacca.
For the renaissance I waited for the rainy season event, which luckily took place in my capital region and I was able to develop the renaissance in my capital Cebu. After that, I again waited until I had a higher military technology than Brunei and attacked her and her ally Sulu. Be careful Brunei has heavy ships at the start of the game. And from now you can conquer the necessary provinces from Borneo via Malacca, Ayutthaya, Bengal to the Coromandel region. For the achievement 5 non-colonized provinces (1 on Borneo and 4 on Sumatra) are required, so you should take expansion ideas for two colonists with you.