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There are some problems about the strategy of 1.7. First, together with Sweden, you will loose the independence war, as Sweden will call for peace very quickly. Second, forming an alliance with Poland is practically impossible. --220.127.116.11 15:48, 29 November 2014 (CET)
Unless Sweden comes off really unlucky in a battle against Denmark, they usually crush the Danish army without any problem. They could use some naval help against the Danish navy though. Zanaikin (talk) 21:18, 1 March 2015 (CET)
Strategy guide rewrite proposal
With no friends and imminent threat of Muscovy invasion, Novgorod must get as many allies/vassals as it can, quickly. Statesman advisor will help a great deal. If none is available, show the door to the other advisors until statesman becomes available ( Common Sense is needed). The stronger the army, the more likely that powerful nations will agree to become an ally. Novgorod can afford to maintain army up to the force limit. Improving relationships with potential allies helps as well.
Novgorod should choose those same rivals as its potential allies have and find allies among the rivals of it's enemies. Some combinations that can appear:
- Poland is rivaling Teutonic Order. If Novgorod declares Teutons as its rival and improves relations with Poland, they might accept alliance.
- Golden Horde is rivaling Muscovy.
While alliances are pursued, Novgorod can scavenge. Common options:
- Tver. In early game it has no allies, can be rivaled and sometimes even has a mission that gives it claim on the land, giving it a good base to attack right away.
- Livonian Order. If it does not rival Novgorod, it may agree to become an ally. If it is hostile, it will likely ally with Teutons, and if Poland and Lithuania attacks Teutons, they will weaken the Livonian Order.