Ripster8 wrote:I have played the Imperialists in the GC many times and have never found out how to play the Edict of Restitution. I just see the message stating that it can no longer be played.
However, Leibstandarte, the Edict had far more far reaching consequences. It made possible the rise of Wallenstein, created fear amongst the Empire's subject princes (including catholics) and was (officially) the major reason for Denmark and Sweden interventions - ie to reverse its effect. Indeed, peace could only be found after the Emperor renounced to it. So maybe a way of playing it would be to create a decision where some money is obtained for the Imperialists and VPs but with a corresponding drop in relations with at least the Protestant powers.
Re Mantuan War, the issue I have is that in the GC, it never really ends and basically siphons off the whole Imperial Army. Possibly, the 1628-31 duration should be enforced by the game and that only one army is sent there (ex Wallenstein) and not literally the whole of the Imperial forces including the fixed garrisons. After all, in real life, some Imperial forces remained under the command of Tilly and Pappenheim.
BTW while we're making suggestions, can we change Pappenheim's ability to a horseman and elevate Aldringer to a three star general (he actually took over from Tilly at the latter's death)
Thanks for everything!