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Montenegro

Duchy rankMontenegro
Montenegro.png
Primary culture
Serbian (South Slavic)

Capital province
Zeta (138)

Government
Feudal MonarchyGovernment monarchy.png

State religion
OrthodoxOrthodox.png

Technology group
EasternEastern technology group
Montenegrin ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+1 Attrition for enemies
+15% Fort defense

Legitimacy.png Legacy Of Diocleia

+1 Yearly legitimacy

Tolerance own.png Metropolitanate of Montenegro

+1 Tolerance of the true faith

Infantry cost.png Clan Society

−10% Infantry cost

Embargo efficiency.png Balkan Gusars

+10% Embargo efficiency
+15% Privateer efficiency

Navy tradition.png The Call Of The Sea

+1 Yearly navy tradition

National tax modifier.png Tax Reform

+10% National tax modifier

National manpower modifier.png Cojstvo I Junastvo

+15% National manpower modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+10% Infantry combat ability

Montenegro is a Balkan OPM that does not exist in 1444 except for their core on Zeta, but exists after 1451, save for 1499-1515. It can be released from Flag of Serbia Serbia in 1444. After 1515, they are an Orthodox theocracy rather than a feudal monarchy. When released they start off next to the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans which is the biggest challenge that Montenegro will face for most of the game.


StrategyEdit

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As Montenegro can be released from   Serbia in 1444 it is a good strategy to start as them and destroy the Serbian economy and manpower by disbanding the troops. Go into banktruptcy as Serbia and release Montenegro and play as subject. You should also insult or otherwise damage relations with Bosnia and other Balkan minors so the AI can't ally them. Immediately truce break and take as much land as possible. After Serbia is defeated you can move to   Bosnia. You probably wont have manpower after the war with Serbia, so merc up and go into loans. The biggest obstacle is time because the longer you wait the more powerful the Ottomans become, so you don't have time to wait for manpower to recover.

First idea group should be diplomatic as the only friends you will be able to find otherwise are Italian minors which won't help you much in your wars and will likely call you into their wars. After you have taken out Serbia and Bosnia try to attack   Venice for Dalmatia if they are at war with the Ottomans. After you take Dalmatia you can focus on conquering Italian minors. By this time they should have already left the HRE, but if not then they will probably leave soon . Alternatively, after taking Dalmatia - as your total development will be rather low - if you improve relations with the Emperor of the HRE(usually   Austria so you can start improving relations with them as soon as possible) you may be able to join the empire itself for some added protection vs the   Ottomans.


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