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Keep that in mind, Burgundy's strategy isn't dependent on who has rivaled you, but depends on who you target first. To expand into {{flag|England}},{{flag|Austria}} and/or {{flag|France}}, player should rival your rivals first and then decide your ally through that.  
 
Keep that in mind, Burgundy's strategy isn't dependent on who has rivaled you, but depends on who you target first. To expand into {{flag|England}},{{flag|Austria}} and/or {{flag|France}}, player should rival your rivals first and then decide your ally through that.  
  
Your starting ruler is a 5 5 5 strong but old king, so make sure you ahead of your enemy's military tech and keep the king safe. Remember! A wise king could turn a bad condition into a good one. Most of the time, you would want to start a war with England or France first, it is advisable to do so when [[French events#The Surrender of Maine|the Surrender of Maine]] event has escalated.
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Your starting ruler is a 5 5 5 strong but old king, so make sure you're ahead of your enemy's military tech and keep the king safe. Remember! A wise king could turn a bad condition into a good one. Most of the time, you would want to start a war with England or France first, it is advisable to do so when [[French events#The Surrender of Maine|the Surrender of Maine]] event has escalated.
  
 
=== Diplomacy===
 
=== Diplomacy===

Revision as of 19:16, 10 July 2020

Duchy rankBurgundy
Burgundy.png
Primary culture
Burgundian (French)

Capital province
Bourgogne (192)

Government
Feudal Monarchy Government monarchy.png

State religion
CatholicCatholic.png

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Burgundian ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+10% Morale of armies
+1 Diplomatic relation

Prestige.png The Order of the Golden Fleece

+1 Yearly prestige

Mercenary maintenance.png The Compagnies d'Ordonnance

−15% Mercenary maintenance

Mercenary manpower.png Promote the Estates General

+50% Mercenary manpower

Discipline.png Reform of the Feudal Army

+5% Discipline

Trade efficiency.png Integrate the Towns in the Estates General

+10% Trade efficiency

Tolerance heretic.png Allow Freedom of Worship

+2 Tolerance of heretics

National manpower modifier.png Create the Regimental System

+25% National manpower modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+15% Goods produced modifier
For the area, see Burgundy (area).
Shield Burgundy.png
The Bourgogne branch of the Valois dynasty not only rules the duchy of Burgundy, de jure a French possession, but also a significant part of the Low Countries, Vermandois and the county of Flag of Nevers Nevers. In short time they have created a realm that straddles some of the richest parts of Flag of France France and the Holy Roman Empire. Taken together the dukes of Burgundy can command an enormous wealth. These economic resources have been used by Philippe III, the Good, to expand the influence of his family even further, acquiring title after title along the Meuse and Rhine in an attempt to connect his realm.

While France has spent the last century being torn asunder in the on-going feud between Flag of England English and French claimants to the French throne, Burgundy has grown to be the cultural and economic center of western Europe. Nowhere are the knightly ideals of the late middle ages as alive as in Burgundy, with great tournaments, grand feasts, and of course the Order of the Golden Fleece itself. A knightly order created by the Duke, aspiring to recreate the knighthood of the Arthurian legends or Greek myths. The Burgundian court also dominates fashion and art, with fortunes being spent on silk, paintings and fantastic illuminated manuscripts.

The Duchy of Burgundy already rival many kingdoms in influence, income and even military might. By playing off the English and French against each other the Dukes have for a long time been practically independent. De jure however the Dukes remain both subjects to France and to the Holy Roman Empire. With the Hundred Years War nearing, what looks like, its conclusion, the future of the Duchy seems uncertain. If it continues its meteoric rise Burgundy could be the embryo of a new kingdom. A strong state in the middle of Western Europe. But the dukes have also gained many enemies in this short time. Should Philippe and his successors play their cards right there may be a crown in their future, but that requires taking risks that might well cost them everything, potentially reducing their glorious domain to a footnote in the annals of history.

Missions

Main article: Burgundian missions

Events

Main article: Burgundian events

Burgundian events centre around the Low Countries and the Burgundian Succession.

Decision

Flag of Burgundy Burgundy is the only non Dutch/Flemish/Frisian nation that can form Flag of Netherlands Netherlands


Strategy

A Wise King Never Seeks Out War But Must Always be Ready For It

Keep that in mind, Burgundy's strategy isn't dependent on who has rivaled you, but depends on who you target first. To expand into Flag of England England,Flag of Austria Austria and/or Flag of France France, player should rival your rivals first and then decide your ally through that.

Your starting ruler is a 5 5 5 strong but old king, so make sure you're ahead of your enemy's military tech and keep the king safe. Remember! A wise king could turn a bad condition into a good one. Most of the time, you would want to start a war with England or France first, it is advisable to do so when the Surrender of Maine event has escalated.

Diplomacy

Never start a war against either country even if their allies wouldn't join as Burgundy is simply too weak in the beginning, even with the help of its subjects Flag of Brabant Brabant, Flag of Flanders Flanders, Flag of Holland Holland and Flag of Nevers Nevers. HRE Diplomacy is important, but at the start, Flag of Burgundy Burgundy is not ready for it, especially the emperor Flag of Austria Austria always defend for it.

Flag of France France and Flag of England England on the other hand are fighting each other, so the chance is obvious. Crushing Flag of France France basically is a must for Flag of Burgundy Burgundy, while Flag of England England is not much a threat due to weaker army. Flag of Castile Castile often rivals England and France, sometimes both, so they make a great ally. They will become even more helpful in wars when the Iberian Wedding wedding has escalated and they have Flag of Aragon Aragon and Flag of Naples Naples as junior partners. If for some reason allying Castile is not possible, Flag of Austria Austria sometimes is friendly with Burgundy from the beginning and thus make a good ally, especially against France Aggression whom Austria will often rival from the beginning. Besides, as a Catholic nation, it is better to get pope supporting you. Flag of Savoy Savoy is a good short term ally as they usually friendly with you and may find useful to kill big nations such as Flag of Austria Austria and Flag of France France. However, Flag of Savoy Savoy might be a target for Flag of Burgundy Burgundy, so don't hesitate to kill them after the shadow kingdom event, if you want to.

Expansion

Mercenaries are very crucial, even in the first battle. Don't hesitate to take out loans often, because you will need them. Declare the first war on France could be tricky, as France could get strong allies such as Flag of Aragon Aragon, Flag of Castile Castile, Flag of Venice Venice or even Flag of Denmark Denmark. However, declare Flag of Provence Provence could bring Flag of Savoy Savoy and Flag of Papal States Papal States to fight with you. Flag of France France should be broken by that. You might want Flag of England England taking some French lands, so that when you declare them. They could give a high price.

If you just want the achievement, after your invasion on French and English one by one, player could take steps in Italy and HRE to reach Austria. The Burgundian Conquest requires both Flag of France France and Flag of Austria Austria becoming vassals. Flag of Poland Poland, Flag of Bohemia Bohemia or even Flag of Ottomans Ottomans could be your future ally. However, the further expansion at this stage should be no big problem.

Ideas

Burgundy's idea is more focused on economy and mercenary while having good diplomacy, so a small Burgundy could do many style as you want.

  • Economic ideas is a powerful idea group allowing the player to build a strong economy just to be prosperous .
  • Influence ideas allows you a vassal swarm as well as getting faster inheritance from your PU subjects.
  • Diplomatic ideas helps you to control HRE electors and thus expand eastern without the need of colonization.
  • Innovative ideas may be desired for a further mercenary cost reduction and cheaper technology.
  • Exploration ideas is usually tough for Burgundy because of survival and mediocre location. However, after Annexing France, their economy should be great to hold colonies.
  • Expansion ideas with exploration ideas, Burgundy has the best trade nodes, money from the new world should overcome the cost of colonization.
  • Administrative ideas would be a very good choice for its mercenary benefits. If the player is very aggressive, the core-creation cost reduction will also be beneficial.
  • Quantity ideas a small burgundy could do huge army with many forts, essential to defend big nations and expand rapidly.

Achievements

The Burgundian Conquest icon
As Burgundy, own the Low Countries region as core provinces and have France and Austria as your subjects.
Mary of Lotharingia icon
Starting as Burgundy, form Lotharingia and have a female ruler named Marie.
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