- +10% Infantry combat ability
- −10% Idea cost
- −10% Cost of reducing war exhaustion
- +1 Yearly legitimacy
- +10% Manpower recovery speed
- +10% Morale of armies
- +10% National tax modifier
- +10% Production efficiency
- +20% Spy network construction
- +25% National manpower modifier
The Aztec are a country located in Central Mexico. It is also the primary nation of the Aztec culture.
- Main article: Aztec events
There is a group of events dealing with Altepetls revolts that fires cyclically and forces the player to deal with the danger of revolts. Other events concern some flavour aspects of Aztec nations, granting four permanent modifiers (first one is mandatory, others are optional):
- Great Temple of Tenochtitlan:
- Sumptuary Laws:
- Influence of Texcoco:
- Laws of Nezahualcoyotl:
To reform your religion, you have to pass the five reforms. This is done through vassalization of neighbouring countries. Focus on military point generation, and ignore all technologies except military. This will give you a significant edge in battle against the other mesoamerican countries. If possible, ally the strongest Mayan nation.
Focus on the weak Tlaxcala and Tlapanec first, then work your way up to five vassals, only taking provinces if it helps you border other countries, in order to limit doom. From there, pass the first reform, taking the discipline one, and immediately truce break with your former vassals. At this point, you should have enough divisions to carpet siege them and prevent them from forming troops. Do not care about either stability, war exhaustion, or aggressive expansion. Rinse, and repeat. The second reform should be stability cost reduction, then war exhaustion reduction.
Once all reforms are passed, conquer the rest of the mesoamerican nations while stabilizing your country. Do not waste monarch points on technology (you will get 80% techs of the Western nation you reform your religion from). You can take your time as the Western nations only arrive around 1550-1600 in Mexico, but keep almost maxed monarch points to quickly tech up once reformed. From there, build heavy ships and a big army to fend off the Western nations which will undoubtebly attack you.