An Ace heh. Well my, this was unexpected. I've spent most of the last few days trying to think of something to say.
Firstly therefore, thank you to Lord Boreal for nominating me. Five times won now, and it is still a thrill every time. Indeed, I think I appreciate this award more now than when I first won it. And of all our weekly awards, this is the one that I like the most. But then, it is the one that fits closest to my ethos, such that it is. My own desire for comments has driven me to comment elsewhere. Perhaps it has something to do with my old school motto - Go and do Thou Likewise. Of course, before me there were others who equally inspired me by visiting my first AAR.
And now of course, with the advent of EU3, we have many new AARs to read. And, I am very happy to say, many new writers. Therefore, if I might ask one favour of you all this week, it is head over to the EU3 AAR forum, find an AAR by one of these new authors, read it, and comment in it. This will not, trust me, be an act of charity because, on the basis of the what we have already seen, we are the ones being enriched by their presence.
Of the full-game AARs take a look at these new writAARs:
Sails on the horizon - An England 1453+ AAR by Scouse Mouse
Last Sons of the Angevin Empire - A Provence AAR by Brian Bóruma
Of Crowns and Roses - An English AAR by Alerias
And doubtless there will be many more.
And with that, I'm going to step off the podium, and gives some thought to whom to nominate at the weekend. Oh, and play some EU3