Crusader Kings 2
- Focus "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:
This achievement requires South Africa complete the focus "Anti-Colonialist Crusade", become leader of a faction and release Angola, Zaire, Kenya, Mozambique and 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 communist and get the Anti Colonialist Focus once free from the United Kingdom. Prepare naval invasions to the Portuguese territory in Africa leading to the Portuguese mainland in Europe. Prepare defensive units on the 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 Portugal, rush Belgium with all your marine troops. 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 Belgium port and one of its adjacent non-port provinces. 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 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 United Kingdom once 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 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 United Kingdom and take its colonial holdings in Africa. Remember to take the greater London Area as it is necessary for the achievement.
Follow the focus tree to down the communist 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.
Add Support Artillery to the District Force template and build some Cavalry. Set 3-4 District Force on the border with Angola and the rest of your military on Mozambique. Trigger war with Portugal through the Liberate Portuguese Colonies focus. Attack through Mozambique and once you have enough of the territory take the Freedom for Mozambique event. When all Portuguese troops are eliminated, move to attack Angola and onward through Zaire (using the Liberate Belgian Colonies focus). You want to make sure you finish up Zaire early enough so the war with Belgium does not trigger the allies against you before you can set up your attack on 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 United Kingdom in your upcoming war with them.
After Mozambique and Angola are independent, put enough troops on the southern border with Botswana (leave the side with your Namibia territory open) to hold back the British. Put the rest of your troops (having some cavalry is helpful) in southwest Zaire, just north of the part the juts into Zambia. Timing is important here, you want to attack from 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 Zaire, too late and you will not gain your foothold in Zambia in time.
Once in Zambia, timing becomes important to take 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 Botswana (you may have to release Namibia if they get too far in there before you cut them off, but that is ok). Move to the northern border of Mozambique to open a supply route, and up to 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 Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and 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 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 Germany and move troops to a port in northwest France. When the coup triggers, Communist United Kingdom will ask to join your faction (if it is early enough in the game, later they will join 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 Kenya before Italy is key. You also need the United Kingdom coup early enough so they don't join 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.