umg, writer of short, complete, unusual historical/gameplay AARs.
Le Conseil Consultatif sur la Grand Guerre. Advisory committee reports from a bureaucracy determined to apply carefully considered solutions to the problems of WWI in WWII. Concludes ignominiously in 1940.
The Bard's Kings (England). A fusion of CK2 and Shakespeare. Much more long-form than I usually prefer. Includes the reigns of John the Cruel, Edward III, Randolph the Conqueror, Mark, Fulk, Raoul, Alienor, Guichard Misruler, and Henry the Just. Unloved.
Subject: Re: request for Leon lecture notes. CK2 full campaign as the Jimena kings of Leon. Conquest, civil war, and surprising emergent characters. Single post, history lecture notes, with transparency-style illustrations. I believe this is an entirely new format for AARs. At under a thousand words it is surely among the shortest four-century CK2 AARs you will ever see.
Listening to Dönitz. HoI3 Germany with a submarine focus, breaking off with the Battle of the Atlantic won but the War in the East almost certainly lost in advance. An unsatisfactory test of the merchant war as of Semper Fi 2.03c; FtM and more recent patches may have addressed some of the problems I saw. 25 chronological posts, two major digressions, and an epilogue, with illustrations and screenshots. I broke my own guidelines in order to be eligible for the Writing with the StAARs contest, and received one vote out of 43. Features extensive historical, speculative, and gameplay detail about naval warfare in general and submarines in particular.
Splendid isolation. V2 Belgium full campaign with house rules demanding an economic/industrial emphasis. Soured me decisively on the V2 1.1 economy, with many absurdities documented (most painful: there were price floors for factory material costs but none for RGO revenues). It is probably better now. Single post, gameplay explanation, with illustrated screenshots. Sheep are the future.
The cruelest number (9). V2 Persia full campaign. Fell just short of Great Power status. Slaughterous wars with Austria, Russia, Ottoman Empire, China. Single post, with illustrated screenshots and substantial follow-up posts in response to questions.
I have a list of ten new concepts for AARs which I guess at some point I thought were worthwhile, but looking at the little-viewed, largely-uncommented state of my latest efforts, I am not inclined to write them.