Following a series of connection issues, which have since been resolved, we managed to have a very successful first session. MOTE is a very fast-paced game, which encourages aggression and patience both.Link to 1792 mod page:
https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/in ... od.669074/
France managed to pry Belgium and Luxembourg from Austria, and has taken most of Italy. Currently, France and her ally, Spain, are engaged in a massive brawl against a powerful coalition of Great Britain, Austria, and the Ottoman Empire. Coalition forces have suffered a number of defeats, and Austria's military capacity is almost spent following a recent French push into the heartland of the Habsburgs. Several titanic battles have occurred in Northeastern Italy, as armies of well over two hundred thousand men clash over and over again. Thus far, the French have had the better of each engagement, usually inflicting two-to-one casualties. However, they have not been able to destroy either the Austrian nor the Ottoman armies outright.
Meanwhile, the British control the seas, though they are often challenged by Spanish and French ships. The perfidious English have also launched several large-scale raids against the Franco-Spanish alliance, to varying degrees of success. Operations in Sicily, finding little resistance, were rather successful, while several attempts at invading France were repulsed, culminating in the destruction of an entire British corps at the Battle of Le Mans. The British are having more success against the Spaniards near Seville, but have yet to push deep into the country. They also took the vital island of Malta, giving them a safe harbor in the Mediterranean.
Elsewhere, the Ottomans and the Russians carved up Persia, while the Russians have bitten off massive chunks of Poland, Sweden, and are deep into Prussia, expanding the reach of their own empire. Austria has struggled, but thus far has managed to retain control of its German satellites. While France appears to be the great threat at the moment, Russian expansion must be of considerable concern to their Southern European neighbors.
The game is still very much in play.