EU4 siege Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
siege Command
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This command will instantly win the current siege in the specified province.

siege [Province ID]


The ID of the province you wish to win the siege for.

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Quick Overview

The siege command in Europa Universalis IV is used to instantly win a siege in the selected province.

By using this command and specifying the province ID, you can quickly win a siege without having to wait for it to naturally conclude, giving you immediate control of that area.

This can be a handy tool in quickly changing the balance of power in the game.

In-Depth Description

The siege command wins the siege in the specified province instantly. This can simulate the successful assault on the fortifications or simply a quick surrender. Winning a siege means that you occupy an enemy province which has a fort, giving you control over it.

This command is quite powerful and useful in various situations. For example, if you are trying to conquer a country with many heavily fortified provinces, sieges can take a long time and drain your manpower. In such cases, using this command can expedite the process.

Moreover, the outcome of sieges can occasionally have a significant impact on the course of a war. A province under siege does not provide its normal benefits (tax income, manpower, etc.), and a series of successful sieges can weaken a state and split its forces. Hence, using the siege command can give you a decisive strategic advantage in a war.

How to Open the Command Console

In EU4, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .