Crusader Kings 2

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Crusader Kings 2
Crusader Kings 2.png
Possible if
Playing as Flag of South Africa South Africa
Achieved if
  • Focus Focus SAF colonialist crusade.png "Anti-Colonialist Crusade" is completed
  • Is a faction leader
  • A faction member controls the state Greater London Area (126)
  • The following country flags are set:
  • SAF_released_ANG
  • SAF_released_COG
  • SAF_released_KEN
  • SAF_released_MZB
  • SAF_released_ZIM

This achievement requires Flag of South Africa South Africa complete the focus "Anti-Colonialist Crusade", become leader of a faction and release Flag of Angola Angola, Flag of Zaire Zaire, Flag of Kenya Kenya, Flag of Mozambique Mozambique and Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe. A faction member has to control the Greater London Area as well.


Immediately research marines, submarines, and naval invasions. Build a large submarine fleet and naval dockyards. Follow the focus tree to become communismcommunist and get the Anti Colonialist Focus once free from the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom. Prepare naval invasions to the Flag of Portugal Portuguese territory in Africa leading to the Flag of Portugal Portuguese mainland in Europe. Prepare defensive units on the Flag of Portugal Portuguese border. Head to Liberate Portuguese Colonies in the focus tree.

With the naval factories start one HC. It should finish by the time you declare war on Portugal. Do not build any submarines till you research level 3 submarines. Now for the army start training the cheapest infantry(consisting of 3 infantry) divisions in batches of 3. Convert all your infantry brigades to this template. Later convert 6 of them to the marine template. Plan your naval invasions. You should be able to conquer Portugal by mid or late 1938. They would have shipped most of their brigades to their colonies if you have set up an army plan there. While naval invading keep your subs away and use only the HC and 2 subs.

After Flag of Portugal Portugal, rush Flag of Belgium Belgium with all your marine troops. Flag of Belgium Belgium hardly has a navy. Remember to set up the mainland army around Belgian Congo. With the rest of the marines and a few normal troops, naval invade a Flag of Belgium Belgium port and one of its adjacent non-port provinces. Flag of Belgium Belgium is not too hard to capitulate as they too send their troops over to Africa if you set up a small army along their border. Once the Belgian war is done set up along the British border with your small army. You should have trained about 30 brigades by now. Prepare to naval invade Britain by building one or two more heavy cruisers. Wait for Germany to initiate WWII. Also do not bother with Flag of Portugal Portuguese lands but instead keep your marines(about 25 divisions) and navy in Belgian port. Convert half of your marine force to paratroopers.

Go to war with the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom once Flag of Germany Germany is pushing up along the French border and has taken out the Netherlands. Make paradrop orders on French provinces(you require only a few provinces) to capitulate France. Now check the air map to see if you can get air superiority in the English region. If lucky, paradrop. Otherwise, plan a naval invasion of the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom. When the invasion force is ready bring out your massed fleets of HC and subs. The British Navy may end up sinking the entire South African fleet but it would give you enough time and naval superiority to land your marines. Try to snag both Norfolk and Dover. Once you have a port bring your entire army up there. Britain does not keep many troops in its homelands and you can rush the northern and Scottish provinces. Capitulate the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom and take its colonial holdings in Africa. Remember to take the greater London Area as it is necessary for the achievement.

Alternate Strategy[edit]

Follow the focus tree to down the communismcommunist path, and to fill in infrastructure focuses as you wait for enough Communist influence to meet prerequisites of focuses. After Empower the Workers, appoint a Communist demagogue and prepare for civil war. Before triggering the civil war, delete all but one unit and place it in Natal province ready to rush Cape Town - that will lead to a quick victory.

Once under communismcommunist control, start boosting party popularity in Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom.

Add Support Artillery to the District Force template and build some Cavalry. Set 3-4 District Force on the border with Flag of Angola Angola and the rest of your military on Flag of Mozambique Mozambique. Trigger war with Flag of Portugal Portugal through the Liberate Portuguese Colonies focus. Attack through Flag of Mozambique Mozambique and once you have enough of the territory take the Freedom for Mozambique event. When all Portuguese troops are eliminated, move to attack Flag of Angola Angola and onward through Flag of Zaire Zaire (using the Liberate Belgian Colonies focus). You want to make sure you finish up Flag of Zaire Zaire early enough so the war with Flag of Belgium Belgium does not trigger the allies against you before you can set up your attack on Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom colonies.

Along the way, take the "Freedom for ..." events as you meet the conditions. After 180 days, you get the options to puppet or have an independent in your faction (We welcome them with open arms!). Never puppet them, and never accept their request to join wars. They will serve as barriers to the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom in your upcoming war with them.

After Flag of Mozambique Mozambique and Flag of Angola Angola are independent, put enough troops on the southern border with Flag of Botswana Botswana (leave the side with your Flag of Namibia Namibia territory open) to hold back the British. Put the rest of your troops (having some cavalry is helpful) in southwest Flag of Zaire Zaire, just north of the part the juts into Flag of Zambia Zambia. Timing is important here, you want to attack from Flag of Zaire Zaire with about 10 days before you make them independent. If you are too early, the British and French will take enough land to prevent independent Flag of Zaire Zaire, too late and you will not gain your foothold in Flag of Zambia Zambia in time.

Once in Flag of Zambia Zambia, timing becomes important to take Flag of Kenya Kenya before the Italians (you can't fight the Axis in this strategy). Push up to the chokepoint between Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika to cut off the British to the south. You can start attacking them through Flag of Botswana Botswana (you may have to release Flag of Namibia Namibia if they get too far in there before you cut them off, but that is ok). Move to the northern border of Flag of Mozambique Mozambique to open a supply route, and up to Flag of Kenya Kenya. Take and hold the port at Mombasa and the capital Nairobi for 180 days until you are able to make it independent through the event. Also make Flag of Tanzania Tanzania, Flag of Malawi Malawi, Flag of Zambia Zambia, Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, and Flag of Botswana Botswana independent along the way.

At this point, all the colonies needed for the achievement are liberated and you should have enough influence to stage a coup in Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom (West Midlands is a good location since it is near London). This takes several months and uses a lot of guns. While waiting, get military access from Flag of Germany Germany and move troops to a port in northwest Flag of France France. When the coup triggers, Communist Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom will ask to join your faction (if it is early enough in the game, later they will join Flag of Japan Japan). Transport your troops to Cardiff and push on London. Once you have it, the achievement triggers.

Timing is critical in this strategy, and you need to launch your attacks when you have just enough troops to succeed. Getting to Flag of Kenya Kenya before Flag of Italy Italy is key. You also need the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom coup early enough so they don't join Flag of Japan Japan. Build up factories and grab the South African Steel focus so you can build enough guns for your troops and the coup. You don't need a navy for this one since you aren't doing any naval invasions.