The Collected Works of Alex Borhild
I've been lurking around here for a while. I first learned of Hearts of Iron and Hearts of Iron II from a play-by-post historical role-playing forum I used to frequent, and after getting HOI2 for my birthday one year I was hooked. Later I borrowed Victoria from a classmate and the rest, one might say, is history.
Real life (that is, my senior year of high school and freshman year of university) intervened and I forgot HOI2.
One day I rediscovered Hearts of Iron 2 and the Paradox forums, played a few games, and began coming up with ideas for new AARs, but after updating my OS I could no longer play HOI2.
Shortly thereafter I decided to buy Hearts of Iron II and Victoria online, which then led to buying Crusader Kings through GamersGate and, eventually, Crusader Kings II via Steam.
But enough about me...
I'm pretty sure I can count on one hand the number of scenarios I've completed. The number of AARs I've started and then abandoned, however, would (unfortunately) probably require two hands.
Crusader Kings II
Sea Kings: The House af IvAAR
My first CK2 AAR. The last of a Norse dynasty that once ruled Dublin and York dreams of his family's return to greatness, but what will the future hold for his line?
Game time: September 15 1066 -
Began: May 16 2013
Status: In Progress
Liber Iudicum - a story of SAARdinia
My second CK AAR. Torcotore I, Judge of Cagliari, is a minor count ruling the southern half of Sardinia in late 1066. What does the future hold for his family?
Views: 1198 (as of 15 December 2012)
Game time: 26 December 1066 - December 1088 (so far)
Began: 15 July 2012
Status: In Progress
The Mountain Princes
My first attempt at a narrative style AAR while playing as the House of Mathrafal, who ruled Gwynedd (north Wales) in 1066.
Views: 1311 (as of 1 June 2012)
Game time: 26 December 1066 -
Began: 28 January 2012
Status: In progress
Hearts of Iron II
Our Gulf - A Persian GC AAR
Very possibly my best one thus far. Persia attempts to re-establish its empire in HOI2 v1.3, with additional core provinces added in 1937.
Views: 2905 (as of 26 Nov 2010)
Game time: 1 Jan 1936 - 26 Nov 1943
Began: 25 February 2007
Status: Abandoned as of 4 September 2007
Un nuovo impero romano? - an Italian AAR
The other 'good' AAR I've started thus far, and my second (I believe) with HOI2 v1.3.
I make some ahistorical choices and end up fighting in Spain, making several strategic blunders.
Views: 1973 (As of 26 Nov 2010)
Game time: 1 Jan 1936 - 30 September 1938
Began: 16 April 2007
Status: Abandoned as of 26 August 2007
Hammer and Sickle; The USSR, 1936-194
My very first AAR began a mere nine days after joining the forums. It seems slightly embarassing to include here... As for the game, I conquered Afghanistan, won the Winter War, defeated Sweden and then... quit. I don't know or remember why, but it might have been an interesting game had it continued. Of course, it might also have led to the Wehrmacht defeating the Red Army at the gates of Moscow.
Views: 1016 (as of 26 Nov 2010)
Game time: 1 January 1936 - 18 April 1940
Began: 27 May 2005
Status: Abandoned as of 21 June 2005
(Several other abandoned AARs have been excluded)
A Catholic Empire - A Spanish AAR
Unfortunately, I haven't been updating this nearly as often as I would like...
Updates: 3 (so far)
Views: 681 (as of 19:36 GMT -6, 25 Jan 2011)
Game time: 1 January 1836 - 1 January 1845
Began: 11 December 2010
Status: In progress as of January 22 2011
Seven States, Two Sicilies, One Kingdom - a Two Sicilies AAR
My first Victoria AAR - a promising start, perhaps, but unfortunately it was abandoned.
Views: 1083 (As of 26 Nov 2010)
Game time: 1 January 1836 - 1 December, 1839
Began: 3 September 2008
Status: Abandoned as of 18 September 2008