Italian Wars events

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See also: Austrian events – The Italian Wars

Italian Wars events[1] enable resp. disable Lombard and Tuscan mercenaries.

Events[edit]

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Msg event.pngThe Italian Wars


War has come to Italy. These are not the ‘civilized’ skirmishes to which the Italians are accustomed, but war as practiced by the battle-hardened armies of [major_power.GetName]. The sound of church bells and haggling merchants will soon be replaced by the gruesome, destructive cacophony of cannonfire.

For some Italians, the horrors of war offer financial opportunity: the number of condottieri generals offering themselves to the highest bidder has risen dramatically, and there is no shortage of veteran soldiers willing to join these mercenary armies.


 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

It is currently the ‘Age of Discovery’.

The country:

Mean time to happen

3 months


Event button 547.png
War is a grizzly affair.

Combatants in major Italian wars will gain access to the Lombard and Tuscan Free Companies, have reduced Mercenary Cost, and have greater Mercenary Discipline.

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Msg event.pngThe Age of Condottieri Ends


The wars that ravaged Italy saw a great increase in condottieri generals selling the services of their mercenary armies. As the conflict has evolved into a broader European struggle, these condottieri have become less relevant to the military strategies of great powers. The era of private armies in Italy is coming to an end.


 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

The event ‘The Italian Wars’ happened at least 50 years ago.

Mean time to happen

1 months


Event button 547.png
Fight not for gold, but for glory.

The Lombard and Tuscan Free Companies will no longer be available for hire. Engaging in Italian wars will no longer grant mercenary bonuses.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. The script code of these events can be found in /Europa Universalis IV/events/ItalianWars.txt.