almost everyone started with the first sequence and experience the power of officials, agents racing should be the most budget and efficient sequence for starters. the following is my current version and some expected additions.
agents: 31 5 x Teodor Viscardi 2 x Dante Moro (should be 4 or 5) 5 x Donato Mancini 5 X Beautiful Heiress 5 x Arquebusier 3 x Octavian de Valois (could use 5 and replace pazzi) 3 X Vieri de Pazzi 1 x Cesare Borgia (like to see more if there is any room) 3 x Charles de la Motte (could use 5 and replace pazzi)
places 2 2 x Borgia Tower (4 at least)
Actions 17 5 x Forced Inheritance 5 x Court Order 2 x Just Cause 3 x Papal Influence (Royal Intervention, where are u) 2 x By Order of the King (if moro is enough, dont need this)
additional: Papal influence is the only different color in the sequence which means when you have enough Royal Intervention you could abandon faith go to any color you desired. I will go back to media Political Patronage and Magnetic Personality are more suitable with the strategy but I have only 1 MP and never see PP. sigh......
so ultimate version should be
agents: 32 5 x Teodor Viscardi 4 x Dante Moro 5 x Donato Mancini 5 X Beautiful Heiress 5 x Arquebusier 5 x Octavian de Valois 3 x Charles de la Motte
places 3 3 x Borgia Tower
Actions 15 5 x Political Patronage 4 x Court Order 4 x Magnetic Personality 2 x Royal Intervention
I think you may have issue with 5 Octavian de Valois, but if you have 4 moro and 4 MP you should feel confident, and towers