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    Littoral Insanity, a Hinterland of Genius

    After playing EU2 for years one might think that they have done it all. World Conquests. Building a Tea Road from Normandy to China. World Conversions. World Conquests with minors. World Conquests with pagan minors. Completely arbitrary gameplay goals, like conquering every province in alphabetical order. Or even playing two countries at once, where one country annexes all the coastal provinces and the other annexes all the inland ones. Wait that hasn't been done yet?

    Venice/Steiermark, EU2 v1.09, WATK v3.11. Steiermark starts with one coastal province and that's all it gets, because it at least needs transports to annex the inland provinces of the americas and africa as well as annoying 'inland islands'. Otherwise it's all inland, and Venice is all coastal provinces and islands.

    I'll try to update at the pace of one year a day, so it will take a little over a year to finish this AAR. The worst part is, that means that this AAR will have the shortest projected time to completion over every single one of my AARs. Anyways, we're off.

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    And so we begin our wonderful journey.




    I, anonymous4401, am Venice. Venice has four provinces on the coast of the Adriatic sea, and three islands. Beyond this it has cores on Brescia and Ferrara. Sadly the core on Brescia will never be realized.




    and i, anonymous4402, am steiermark. i have many cores that arent my provinces but those provinces belong to my friends and allies so i can let them have it for now :)




    Venice's weak point is her low land morale, thanks to highly naval and defensive sliders, so land tech must be researched immediately.




    i want to build tax collectors but im not smart enough yet ;_;




    Still I don't think I'll touch those sliders yet, as I'll need to continue my naval and trade dominance for the whole game. I'll just centralize.




    venice says i dont need any naval at all so i should just go full land :)




    also i think it would be a good idea if we were all in the same alliance working together :)




    It would definitely be a good idea to be in the same alliance.




    Unfortunately me joining Steiermark's alliance did not bring them into my current war with Croatia and Hungary. I start off with raising 10k infantry and promoting tax collectors in three provinces.
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    My starting army of 15k is ferried to Dalmatia less three precious cannon by my starting navy, which is quite formidable.




    A first battle is had, and despite Venice's weaknesses the advantage of terrain and numbers should win out.




    And first blood is shed.




    The remaining Croatians are quickly scattered and I begin the siege of the coastal province of, well, Croatia.




    :)




    Military access is had.




    My 10k army done, I march it to Steiermark.




    Well I hope that keeps them busy.




    well ok but i dont think austria needs the help isnt luxembourgh one of those tiny countries? :)




    oh its allied to hungary bohemia teutonic order and livonian order :( well at least i get to help my friend venice :)
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    maybe i can get some nice inland hungarian land though all of hungary is inland :)




    yay i like having stability :)




    ;_;




    goodbye stability ill miss u ;_;




    Ha! Too bad that didn't take Bohemia out of the war or anything...




    yay i can be just like venice and make tax collectors :)




    i make tax collectors everywhere EVERYWHERE




    also i dont think bohemia wants to be in the war anymore its not even in the alliance anymore so maybe if i give them some gold they will be happy to go home :)




    :(




    And oh look what Croatia did! I guess it was completely unnecessary to have Steiermark lose 3 stability after all!


    >:(


    Anyways, that's it for 1419. See you tomorrow hopefully!
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    You sir, are absolutely crazy.

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    Certifiably bonkers and a very novel premise.
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    Pah. A real man would have determined the minimum number of states necessary to ensure that no state has two contiguous provinces and then played as that many states to bring such a world about. Hang your head, anon.

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    Yay, anonymous4402 is back. I really missed him after that incident anonymous4401 does not want to talk about.

    Jokes, puns and sillyness aside, could you please colour the text, so that it's easier to know, what personality = country is ... er ... speaking. How about green for Steiermark and blue for Venice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underhand
    Pah. A real man would have determined the minimum number of states necessary to ensure that no state has two contiguous provinces and then played as that many states to bring such a world about. Hang your head, anon.
    But mathematics has proved that that number is four states, and I only have one laptop and one desktop.
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    yay my first province siege now i can siege their capital :)




    Croatian forces are building up worryingly in Slavonia. I'd better crush them when I have the chance.




    venice says i should help in a joint attack on slavonia :)




    Hmm I seem to be outnumbered. Well I hope that I can at least hold out until Steiermark's reinforcements arrive.




    Or not.




    yay my armies are here :) wait wheres venice?




    war war never changes ;_;




    Well time to try again with the few thousand cavalry I built a few months back. And I moved my 10k infantry to Croatia so that the army that was there could move against Slavonia also.




    Not again!




    Without cavalry, what hope is there?
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    Pretty good I guess, and I can start moving an army into Slavonia also. This time they won't succeed!




    Now they REALLY won't succeed!




    Yeah, no Croatians succeeding here.




    And now the siege begins proper.




    i like stability :) and peace money :)




    and successful sieges :)




    my armies are besieging szegedin now




    and pozsony :)




    Yes just what I needed a one-province minor joining the war.




    At least OUR one-province minors are actually helpful.
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    You better make sure Venice doesn't find out that your playing Steiermark or there's going to be trouble . Nice aar, even though I generally look down on polygamy I'll be following this one.
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