|At the start of the Grand Campaign – 14 October 1399|
|Government type||Feudal Monarchy|
|Number of provinces||2|
|Center of Trade||None|
Heir To The Throne
Many Romanian areas are conquered by medium- to large-sized powers. Moldavia is often taken by the Golden Horde or Poland. Transylvania was, during this time, Magyar, and the Hungarians usually take it. It is a struggle for Wallachia to survive. This makes the unification one of the most difficult decisions in the game. For general hints and tips see the European minors and Turkish minors pages which detail strategies for Wallachia if they expand West or East.
In 1453, Wallachia is a two-province Ottoman vassal. As Wallachia, the best strategy is to go along with the Ottoman's conquests. After a few months they will likely offer an alliance offer, which should be accepted. Every time they declare war on someone, the player should join them and try to gain some provinces by doing so. When Wallachia has enough provinces, and can stand on its own, the player should cancel the vassalization with the Ottomans but try to remain its ally (in order to simplify his next conquests).
Another strategy is to wait until the Ottomans ally with Wallachia, then cancel the vassalization and take over the Balkans. The player should then improve his economy, being in a position to trade very effectively through Thrace, and send gifts to the Ottomans so that they remain a source of help in any wars.