Holstein is a nation in northern Germany at risk from both Scandinavians and the Holy Roman Empire.
|At the start of the Grand Campaign – 14 October 1399|
|Government type||Feudal Monarchy|
|Center of Trade||None|
|Other accepted cultures||None|
There are several possible targets for expansion both in Germany and in the wider world. Smaller nations can be targeted quickly to become vassals while countries in the Mediterranean should be annexed outright.
Try to join the Hanseatic trade league and make money using advantageous trading. If this is unsuccessful then switch to the Novgorod league and then this enables competition with other German traders.
Once trade technology 7 is reached then select Quest for the New World and expand into Africa or America. Holstein will have to be opportunistic as colonial range will be below that enjoyed by Castille, England and Portugal.
- Main article: European minors
A generic strategy guide is available for all European minors to give them a reasonable chance for success.