|At the start of the Grand Campaign – 14 October 1399|
|Government type||Despotic Monarchy|
|Number of provinces||3|
|Center of Trade||None|
In the 1399 starting scenario Pegu begins with 3 provinces with a decent tax base and nice trading goods. Only the capital starts out with a fort, this combined with your small army makes you vulnerable to early attack and rebels. Pegu starts small this means that expanding can be hard, but withmost of Southeast Asia starting without forts, opportunities will come.
The key to survival in the long term is Westernization. Pegu starts with better sliders for Westernization than the other Southeast Asian minors and this allows westernizing around 1480. Buddhist religion doesn't have any decisions for extra missionaries. This limits the amount of provinces you can convert, so use them wisely.
To be able to westernize Pegu needs to survive first, expanding west from day 1 into Arakan and Bengal can be a good starting strategy. But it also comes with risk of rebels and early contact whit Indian nations. Expanding in other directions needs more timing, a bigger army and forts. Limit the amount of territory you take in war, vassalize instead. This will keep infamy and stability cost in check. An exception can be made for Malacca with its rich Centres of Trade. It will give a large income boost and allows for good trading until Pegu can westernize.