Here begins a tale of the great might of Prussia, renowned across every land and sea.
This is from an ongoing campaign (GC) using v 1.03b and DR’s German Unification mod (circa July 9 2004). Settings are all “normal” or “moderate” or whatever is middlish (this is my very first Vicky game).
I should add that this is not a “typical” AAR. It is not categorizable as narrative, fanfic, diary, 1st person reflective, etc… It is ALL of those things. I have changed the style of relating the story to you, depending on what seems like it would work best at the time.
It’s also not typical because of my style of play. For one, I make mistakes... Some SERIOUS mistakes! So this isn't just a “how I beat everybody quickly” story.
I also used a “character driven” strategy, driven by the personality of the man or men or men and women who were in charge of Prussia at that particular time in the game. Some were aggressive, some had other goals. For that reason, I do not set out as a stated goal to unite Germany – it depends on what the character is trying to achieve. And the “character” did not have fore-knowledge of how the game plays, so he’s not going to be driven by a deadline by which to take Paris, etc. For this reason, Prussia may stay Prussia, and the unification of Germany is not pre-ordained.
My premise: I kill off the man who would become King Friedrich Wilhelm IV in the first scene, making way for a much longer reign for King/Kaiser Wilhelm I (referred to as Prince Ludwig in the first posts). From there, the game/story follows a more or less historical line of succession.
This AAR pays rich attention to the personalities and motivations of these historical personalities, including also an array of historical and fictional ministers to serve them. I believe it all worked out to produce a relatively realistic scenario that was a lot of fun to write about!
Welcome, and it is my hope you will find great enjoyment in this tale…
For a taste, here is a preview:
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