There may be a couple minor errors since I wrote this post-victory, but nothing major. The pictures are rather meaningless, but they show where I was in terms of population at certain turns. I preface this all by saying this approach (invading HRE immediately) might not be the best one. The micromanaging to get 3 cities to 12 pop in Central Europe (especially with a potential bullfeathers plague right around 1400) made the game borderline unfun, but like an enthusiastic prostitute, I finished. I’m no Fresol, but I’ll try for a little more detail when appropriate. At the end I will comment on what I would have done differently. Semi-important note: I haven’t done a scenario that involves a lot of tech trading in a while, so I don’t know if this is unique to this one, but in most trades the other civ (usually France) will ask for 2 techs in exchange for 1. F--- that noise. One turn of research of his tech usually brings the price down to 1 tech plus maybe gold.