This is not a guide, but rather me sharing my experience playing as the HRE. I am not a crazy record-breaking kind of player, so this is just for fun! Spoiler : 1, 2, 3: This is the grand Holy Roman Empire that I have built over the past few centuries! Madrid has recently been captured, and my eyes are now set on the Caliphate of Cordoba. 4: We will be spending some time training Trebuchets and Landsknechts. 5: My eyes are also set on the small viking town of Nidaros, something I skipped over in my conquest of Scandinavia. 6: For some context, Germany is my main money and military powerhouse. Its huge core eliminate some of the expansion stability problems as well. France too is where I pump out military units. 7: The Ottomans might be a problem... 8: On the other hand, stability wont be! 9: The Mongolians demand gold? Never! 10: I am planning on developing another city in Scandinavia. 11: If we are to defeat the Ottomans later, strong allies might help. 12: We have become the Habsburg Empire! (Unfortunately, we have no Valois to fight. ) 13: I forgot to mention earlier that we completed a quest that promoted all of our knights to Flanking I, a powerful improvement. 14: And it's war! 15: 16: Rest in peace, brave defenders of Cordoba. 17: Cordoba is ours! 18: The Moors capitulate. 19: A Great Artist? We will save her for later. 20: Our medic heals up our armies swiftly, preparing for an invasion of Portugal. I will continue the playthrough when I have time. This is my first playthrough post, and if you have any ideas for improvements or tweaks, please share. Thanks. Edit #1: Included everything in spoilers, I will tune down the resolution for smaller pictures next time. Sorry! Edit #2: Numbered each picture.