Offensive idea group events

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Offensive idea group events[1] are the part of the idea group events which require to have unlocked the offensive idea group.

Five years pulse events[edit]

Msg event.pngNobles are worried


Our nobles with estates close to the frontier are concerned that we are neglecting our defenses. They have voiced their worries to all and sundry.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • has enabled the Offensive idea group.png offensive ideas.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
But attack is the best form of defense!

This country:

  • loses Icon stability.png 1 stability.


Msg event.pngToo many cowards


Our increasing focus on offensive doctrine has made it harder to find brave peasants to fill the ranks. Ridiculous complaints about being cannon fodder are frequently spouted to our recruitment officers.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • has enabled the Offensive idea group.png offensive ideas.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
The fools are missing out on glory

This country:

  • loses Manpower.png 10% manpower (from maximum)


Msg event.pngGlory to us


Our decision to focus on offense has led too many of our neighbors looking enviously and worriedly at our glorious troops, who stand ready to give our enemies a taste of cold steel.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • has enabled the Offensive idea group.png offensive ideas.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
Indeed

This country:

  • gains Prestige.png 5 prestige.


Msg event.pngRecruits flock to the standards


Our system of national conscripts is proving very successful, the poor, the desperate, even the patriotic are flocking to the colors. The Generals are pleased.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • has enabled the Offensive idea group.png offensive ideas.
  • does not have the modifier “Recruits Flock to the Standards”.
  • does not have the modifier “Conscription Resisted”.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
Let's get them into the army now

This country gets the modifier “Recruits Flock to the Standards” for 10 years with the following effect:

  • Recruitment time.png −30% recruitment time.


Msg event.pngPeople don't want to be conscripted


Usually our system of national conscripts functions like a well oiled machine, but at the moment we are encountering some resistance to recruitment. You know, riots, recruiting parties being attacked, minor things like that.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • has enabled the Offensive idea group.png offensive ideas.
  • does not have the modifier “Recruits Flock to the Standards”.
  • does not have the modifier “Conscription Resisted”.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
Well I am sure we can slow down recruitment in the short term

This country gets the modifier “Conscription Resisted” for 10 years with the following effect:

  • Recruitment time.png +30% recruitment time.
Event button 547.png
Bah! I need soldiers, not whiners

This country:

  • loses Icon stability.png 1 stability.


Msg event.pngIsn't our Army Grand?


Our Grand Army is so grand that it is marching from one victory to another. Experience from those victories positively impacts recruitment and training of new soldiers.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • has enabled the Offensive idea group.png offensive ideas.
  • does not have the modifier “Grander Army”.
  • does not have the modifier “Less Grand Army”.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
This is fantastic

This country gets the modifier “Grander Army” for 10 years with the following effects:

  • Infantry cost.png −10% infantry cost,
  • Cavalry cost.png −10% cavalry cost.


Msg event.pngOur Army isn't so grand


One minute our army is the envy of the world, next no one has anything good to say about it. We have no idea how our grand army slipped so, but it could end up effecting recruitment.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • has enabled the Offensive idea group.png offensive ideas.
  • does not have the modifier “Less Grand Army”.
  • does not have the modifier “Grander Army”.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
Looks like recruitment will be a little harder

This country gets the modifier “Grander Army” for 5 years and 1 day with the following effects:

  • Infantry cost.png +10% infantry cost,
  • Cavalry cost.png +10% cavalry cost.
Event button 547.png
Time to shake up the military establishment

This country:

  • loses Icon stability.png 1 stability.


Msg event.pngOur Army's Élan strikes fear into the enemy


Our Policy of choosing the offensive over the defensive has led to tales about the élan of armies.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • has enabled the Offensive idea group.png offensive ideas.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
Charge

This country:

  • gains Prestige.png 25 prestige.


Msg event.pngFortification neglected


Our Policy of favoring the offensive attitude is leading to our fortifications being neglected.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • has enabled the Offensive idea group.png offensive ideas.
  • has a province that:
  • has a fort,
  • does not have the modifier “Local Fortifications”.
  • does not have the modifier “Fort in disrepair”.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
Let it fall

A random owned province which:

  • has a fort,
  • does not have the modifier “Local Fortifications” province modifier,
  • does not have the modifier “Fort in disrepair” province modifier.

gets the modifier “Fort in disrepair” for 10 years with the following effect:

  • Local defensiveness.png −50% local defensiveness.
Event button 547.png
Let's do something

This country:

  • loses Army tradition.png 10 army tradition.


Msg event.pngArmy is the way to Glory


Our focus on land has left many feeling that we have an excellent army. Some of our brightest and best wish to become officers in it.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • has enabled the Offensive idea group.png offensive ideas.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
They have chosen wisely

This country:

  • gains Prestige.png 5 prestige.


Msg event.pngAdmirals Concerned


Our Admirals are expressing concern that our focus on land is coming too much at the expense of the fleet.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • has enabled the Offensive idea group.png offensive ideas.
  • has at least 1 home port.
  • is not primitive.
  • does not have the modifier “Land Focus”.
  • does not have the modifier “Increased Naval”.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
What do they know?

This country gets the modifier “Land Focus” for 10 years with the following effect:

  • Military technology cost −10% military technology cost.
Event button 547.png
Let us do something

This country gets the modifier “Increased Naval” for 10 years with the following effects:

  • Heavy ship cost −10% heavy ship cost,
  • Light ship cost.png −10% light ship cost,
  • Galley cost.png −10% galley cost.


Msg event.pngShow Elan


Our strong emphasis on offensive gives our country's army a feeling of strength, because attack is always the best form of defense. Our men charge fearlessly into battle, knowing that victory will be theirs.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • has enabled the Offensive idea group.png offensive ideas.
  • does not have the modifier “Full Elan”.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
Go for the eyes!

This country gets the modifier “Full Elan” for 10 years with the following effect:

  • Morale of armies.png +15% morale of armies.


Msg event.pngSend in the Infantry


The humble foot soldier is sometimes looked down upon by the cavalryman, but he is the backbone of any army. A strong infantry attack can prove almost as devastating as a cavalry charge. Our infantry are rising to the fact that they are enjoying their day in the sun.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • has enabled the Offensive idea group.png offensive ideas.
  • does not have the modifier “Finest Infantry”.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
You are the finest!

This country gets the modifier “Finest Infantry” for 10 years with the following effect:

  • Infantry combat ability.png +5% infantry combat ability


Msg event.pngSend in the Cavalry


Our horsemen have the skill and ability to be the ultimate arm of decision, just as they had in the times of Alexander the Great. These days, our companions are the cream of the army and are always ready to go on the attack. They are reveling in the attention they get and take pride in their importance.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • has enabled the Offensive idea group.png offensive ideas.
  • does not have the modifier “Cavalry Companions”.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
Chaaaaaarge!

This country gets the modifier “Cavalry Companions” for 10 years with the following effect:

  • Cavalry combat ability.png +5% cavalry combat ability.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. These events can be found in /Europa Universalis IV/events/ideagroups.txt.