Well, I guess I'm a day late in the pronouncement of this week's AAR showcase. For that, I do apologise. But, I think it is well worth the wait, because this week's AAR showcase goes to one of my favorite AARs running in the forums right now. This week, we'll be jumping out of the HoI run-around we've been in and going to Victoria. The showcase goes to, of course, Treppe's magnificent AAR, Libertad o Muerte!
Congratulations Treppe! Your graphics bring tears to my eyes...
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Well done Treppe. Congratulations!
EUIII AAR: The lilies of France
Awarded Best Character Writer of the Week 25. Feb 2007
Awarded WritAAR of the Week 22. April 2007
HoI2 AAR: Enig og tro til Dovre faller – A Norwegian AAR
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Awarded Weekly AAR Showcase 25. Jan 2006
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Boer War AAR: Joe’s War- a Boer War AAR
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Well this award truly hit me out of nowhere. I hadn't expected an honor like this at all.
Therefore I like to thank demokratickid for the nomination but even more so for his dedicated readership. Furthermore I like to thank all my readers who give me the motivation to just do another update, especially the little but dedicated group of regular readers and commenters who not only motivate me in dire times but also give useful hints and insights into south american history.
When I began writing on "Libertad o Muerte!" one year ago I didn't had a special story in mind, I just wondered what would happen if Argentina joined the Piratini Republic against Brazil. With this point of divergence and my basic modding skills I just started of. First I chose a rather uncommon writing style. To every screenshot and/or event I wrote a short story told from the point of view of one of the participants. I enjoyed this writing style very much, but it soon became clear that it was much harder to maintain than writing more objective history-book like updates and that many readers didn't liked it as much as I did for the absence of a leitmotif. And thus I abandoned the fictional historical sources style updates and continued with the history book style updates.
In the past twelve month the shape and faith of Argentina changed multiple times in only 28 ingame years (1836-54) in which a miltaristic expansionist Argentina under President-Dictator Rosas conquered half of southern South America followed by a reactionary absolute monarchy under Carlos I. from the House of Bourbon who renamed the country Platinea, who built the first railroads and factories in South America but who was also extremely repressive and thus became overthrown by a liberal revolution in 1849 lead by students and supported by Prince Juan and the military high command. After the revolution King Juan I. accepted a most liberal constitution and the liberals won the first elections appointing José de San Martín as Prime Minister. In these first years of freedom and liberty Platinea experienced an unbelievable cultural and industrial boom with a growing rate of immigrants from europe coming to Platinea.
And now the next general elections are upcoming, with liberals and conservatives in a close race head to head, making the outcome too close to call.
[If this brief summary made you curious, head over and get enthralled by the beauty and the flavor of a rather differen south american AAR. I would recommend to read the summaries about Rosas and Carlos and then continue with the following posts]
I'm sorry for a lack of major action in the last few updates but it wouldn't be wise nor very funny to go frim war to war or from revolution to revolution without periods of consolidation and economic growth. But I can promise you I wouldn't focus on economic growth and maxing out immigration alone for the rest of the game (even as it seems to be the best option).
Furthermore I will try to break up my history book updates with some "fictional historical sources" from time to time, to put again some flesh onto the frame of history book updates.
So I guess I've written enough and therefore no personal stuff this time.
I will most probably anounce a successor this evening.
Many many congratulations , sir great speech !
The New Short AAR about Seduction , Manipulation , Intrigue , Mystery , and Revolution .
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T I M E L I N E S : What if Spain Failed to Control the World?
Seventeen AARLand Choice Awards: Favourite Overall New WritAAR Q1 2007.
Favourite Overall EU3 AAR: Q1 2007; Q2 2007; Q3 2007; Q4 2007; Q1 2008; Q2 2008; Q3 2008; Q4 2008
Favourite Narrative EU3 AAR: Q1 2007; Q2 2007; Q3 2007; Q4 2007; Q1 2008; Q2 2008; Q3 2008; Q4 2008
Three Times WritAAR of the Week: 4 March 2007 13 May 2007 & 28 March 2008;
Twice AAR Showcase: 9 Dec 2007, 14 Jun 2009; Twice Best Character Writer: 9 Dec 2007, 13 Sep 2008
Editor in Chief of The AARlander
It's a great pleasure to present you this weeks winner.
Qwerkus' excellent AAR:
The real purpose of war: an alternate WWI gameplay AAR
Qwerkus the spotlight is yours step up and receive your honors.