Although I have been hanging out on these forums for several years now and been an avid reader of many AARs I haven’t been up to writing my own until now. I am not an expert on EU2 by any means, but probably competent enough not to screw up too bad. The purpose will not be to conquer the world, nor will it be to follow history as closely as possible. Instead, the point will be to partially roleplay.
As I thought about how I wanted to do this I actually got more and more into it. I even borrowed a book at the library about the English kings and queens in order to try to put myself into the mindset of the various rulers:
How would they react in this situation?
What opportunities would they pursue?
How treacherous or honorable were they?
This AAR will be loosely based on history, actually more like inspired by it. I already changed some of the background history to better fit into the opening years. As such, I will still try to provide interesting tidbits from real English history. I myself know very little about the subject so this should be just as much of a learning experience as I hope it will be for you, dear readers.
Settings: Hard, Aggressive
Grand Campaign, Vanilla EU2 1.08 Nov. 19 beta patch
No reloads, except in the case of bugs like built manufactories not appearing. If I lose an important battle or fail to convert a very expensive province, so be it. This is mainly to challenge myself, because I am usually such a wimp. Besides, this will make me consider drastic actions a lot more carefully.
Without further ado, I give you:
Balance on the edge of a knife - an English Grand Campaign