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    Thank you Athalcor for the nomination, and thanks to everyone for the kind words and congratulations!

    With the release of the AHD expansion for V2, the FTM expansion for HOI3, and CK2, I've been doing a lot of reading in forums far from my usual EU3 stomping grounds. In each forum there are a few brilliant AARs which are virtual masterclasses—in uniting great writing with superb and consistent graphic styles (Saithis' Piety of the North Star, for example), or on how to optimise one's tech research, unit composition and tactical employment (Valentinan's Air Force OOB Planning for Germany, The Wunderwaffe 1944-1949).

    Valentinan's OOB AARs and gameplay analyses are certainly worthy of awards in their own right, but I was particularly struck by one reader's comments and advice. This commenter looked at the author's battle plans and disposition of forces, then crafted a modified battle plan (including graphics!) and tied it all together with a highly appropriate example from Greek mythology. In essence the commenter acted as an amalgam of the author's J3 (Operations), J4 (Logistics) and J5 (Planning) joint staff, and the suggestion was credible enough for the author to incorporate it into his own battle plans.

    I was impressed by the thought and effort that had gone into the suggestion, as both the detail and salesmanship were reminiscent of the hypotheticals/what-ifs that get bandied about at actual service colleges. So on the strength of that comment, and his insightful posts about HOI3 in general, I nominate Stabber as Fan of the Week.
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    congrats Stabber

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    Congratulations TheBromgrev

    Thank you Chris Taylor for the nomination of FotW, and thank you all for the congratulations.

    I must admit that it was strange to be bestowed with such a nomination having a modest 44 posts to my name.
    I guess I have followed a common route by first beeing a lurker, then advancing to posting on a subject that intrigue you, and then you're hooked.

    The best bit with beeing nominated is the opportunity to give something back to the people who really enrich the games we all adore.

    According to the statues of this award we are encouraged to say something about the AAR's that we find interesting, so here goes.

    The first AAR I started to read was Uriah's "Rank and File". It is fantastic. Uriah has an abnormal attention to detail, and coupled with storytelling talent and computer skills "Rank and File" is one of the best out there.

    Eqqman is another writAAR that I am fond of. His originality is shown in his British "No Peace for AAR time". "Kneel Before Zog" is way out of the box. Playing a micropower without...anything but preying on the "Puppet nation" option is both entertaining and original.
    The last AAR Eqqman is working on is "Springtime for Hit-LAAR, or, diplomacy will only take you so FAAR." A comedy AAR that I have high hopes for.

    CptEasy has a whole series of MP AAR. I find these to be brilliant. The input from his fellow players give that extra flavour to make it a good read.
    I have not played MP but the "Carnage" series by CptEasy is as good adverticement as can be.

    Valentian has made 3 AAR focusing on building Sea, Land and now Airforces. I find these to be very informative and interesting. The long term planning that Valentian advocate adds another layer to gameplay, and from what I can gather, is essential reading for anyone who wants to play in MP.

    I nominate TheBromgrev as fan of the week.

    TheBromgrev has made several AAR's but "Teutonic dreams" was the one that caught my interest. His work with naval plans, and the HPP has been inspiring to read.

    I find TheBromgrev has an unusal flair for commenting on various "types" of AAR. Be it a roleplay based, traditional gameplay based or even a game aimed at testing or optimisation. It is for this ability rather than one singular post (such as I won it last week) that I nominate TheBromgrev.

    In closing I would like to highlight that I only have HOI 1,2,3 +SF & FtM. So for all who comment on other formats I'm sorry and better luck next week.
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    I nominate TheBromgrev as fan of the week.

    TheBromgrev has made several AAR's but "Teutonic dreams" was the one that caught my interest. His work with naval plans, and the HPP has been inspiring to read.

    TheBromgrev has managed to encompass a good grip on the game engine, but allowed for roleplay. It is particulary his work for fun/roleplay motifs over optimised solutions that has won him my nomination.

    In closing I would like to highlight that I only have HOI 1,2,3 +SF & FtM. So for all those writAARs who writes for other games; I'm sorry, and better luck next week.
    You do realise that this is Fan of the Week, not WritAAR of the Week, right?

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    I do realise that it is FAN of the week, and as such TheBromgrev has made many interesting comments. I am sorry if it seemed unclear.

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    Congrats TheBromgrev!

    Great "acceptance speech" Stabber.
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