This will be my first attempt at an AAR, so Iím just going to play it for laughs. It will be a humor AAR... or at least, an attempt at one... using quinteloskyís Mod-34 for Armageddon v1.2.
To date, all of my humor writing has been for television, which is a completely different environment from the Internet. In particular, in TV screenwriting you get to bounce your ideas off your co-workers, work out all the bugs, and run them through endless revisions and re-writes before anyone actually sees them. From that point of view, this AAR will be very much a ďfirst draftĒ, so youíll have to bear with me. If it turns out that it isnít particularly entertaining after all... a very real possibility... then donít read it.
I will be playing as Germany, starting in 1934, with my country still almost completely disarmed by the Versailles Treaty. Since Iím still a complete noob at Mod-34... and since the point of the AAR is not to show off my ďleet skillzĒ, but to entertain my readers and to showcase quinteloskyís excellent mod, the game will be played on Normal/Normal.
The format for the AAR will be pseudo-Multi-Player. That is: I will be playing a Single-Player game, but presenting it in the AAR as if it were a Multi-Player game, with most of the commentary provided in the form of a faked ďchat-logĒ between the imaginary players. Each of these ďvirtualí players will have his own personality: a sneaky, exploitive, untrustworthy Hitler (thatís me); a bombastic, ambitious, opportunistic Mussolini; a gullible, totally ineffectual ďLeague of NationsĒ Secretary General, a ruthless, cynical Stalin... there will be serious gaming, role-playing, gamesmanship, cheesy exploits; all the different styles that you might encounter in a random group of computer gamers.
Letís begin: itís October 1934, and this is... The Game.
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Winner, 2008 Iron Heart Award for the best HOI-2 AAR of 2008.