June 07, 1610,
Habsbourg army of 232 units opposed to Protestants army of 367 units
for a battle of complexity 3.11 at Regiment(III) level
on a 50 Km/Hex map
for 400 turns of Full Week each.
by Josant submited on 17-01-2014
Rugged-Defense Playing Statistics
Pax Hispanica 1610-1618
Please note that this can only be played using the modified TOAW database file that comes with the scenario
The Pax Hispanica refers to a period of twenty-three years coinciding with renewed Spanish ascendancy in Europe (roughly 1598-1621), when Spain achieved European stability after various conflicts with the Kingdom of France, the Kingdom of England and the Dutch United Provinces.
Spain, the foremost great power of the time, after a century of continuous wars decided to take a break to rebuild its economy.
In Europe were signed several peace treaties; The Peace of Vervins ended Spanish involvement in the French Wars of Religion. Spain had been at war with France, with only brief respites, since the Second Italian War of 1499.
The Treaty of London concluded the Anglo-Spanish War on terms largely favourable to Spain.
The Twelve Years' Truce halted the fighting in the Spanish Netherlands.
Furthermore, since 1580, the Spanish Monarchy achieved, for the first time since the Muslim conquest, its territorial unity through a personal union with the Kingdom of Portugal, thus creating the Spanish or Iberian Union.
In domestic politics, it was decided the "final solution" of the problem posed by the existence of an unassimilated minority: the Moors, with their expulsion.
The political hegemony achieved by the Spanish monarchy (which goes back to the previous reigns, Philip II, Charles I and the Catholic Kings) were a period of predominance of the "Spanish values" within the European level (eg, the extension of the Spanish language, used as a lingua franca in some contexts). But the real pax was within their domains, where the political, administrative organization organized and intelligentsia emerged from some universities spread throughout the empire, defined the constitution not only political, but also cultural, society characterized by rogue, which exported its way to be the new American territories or Filipino, and influenced externally to key political dominance.
This scenario covers the period from 1610 to the first days of the 30 years war.