Art of War comes to Europa Universalis IV

Source
Paradox Interactive
Date
10/30/2014
Summary
The Art of War expansion is now available for Europa Universalis IV.

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From Paradox Interactive:

In what could be the largest expansion DLC in Paradox history, Art of War includes a broad selection of updates and features for Europa Universalis IV starring the most detailed and historically accurate map in Paradox's strategic titles to date. Hundreds of new provinces dot the globe as the masters of grand strategy cast their eye on new nations and history beyond Europe's shores.

"Sun Tzu said that it is best to win without fighting at all, but if one must fight, preparation is the key to victory," says Martin Anward, lead designer on Art of War. "With over nine hundred new provinces, over a hundred new nations and the addition of major religious wars that ravage a continent, preparation will be essential in the Art of War if you hope to guide your nation through four centuries of expanded, enriched gameplay and emerge as one of the winners of history."

Inspired by the passion and tragedy of the Thirty Years War, Art of War brings the military aspects of Europa Universalis IV into high relief by adding new military mechanics. New challenges await your empire, but new opportunities as well. If you are starved for manpower, why not turn your vassal into a March, and use its soldiers to buttress your own? Force the Holy Roman Empire to convert to Protestantism and undo centuries of tradition.

Art of War features include:
 · Revamped Papal election and curia system
 · Religious leagues in totally redone Reformation structure, to encourage religious conflict
 · Hundreds of new provinces and dozens of new nations throughout game history
 · New revolt system that traces general unrest
 · Greater flexibility in managing and sharing fleets
 · The creation of client states as a new form of subject ally
 · Army construction template for easy rebuilding of destroyed forces



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