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    The Epic of Ethiopia - Ethiopian MMP2 AAR

    So, I'll start another high-quality AAR, which I will update regularly, as I update my other AAR, The Legacy of Lancasters. Mod will be Magna Mundi Platinum 2 Christmas '09 Edition. I picked up Ethiopia after having an enjoyable game in vanilla HttT. I'm looking forward for some interesting events - even during peacetime. Ethiopia is badly represented in Heir to the Throne (as are other Africa & American native nations), and I've noticed that MMP2 fixes things a lot.
    This AAR is history-book-styled, I have written AARs of just about all other styles but not like this. I got the idea from trashing mad and his Mali AAR. Many thanks!

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    Chapter I - What happened before the end of 14th century



    Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa. It is also the possible home of all humans in the world.

    Before the Medieval Era
    Axum, in the northern Tigray region near Adwa, was founded in early 5th century BC. The city's economic importantance through trade was born around 330 BC and flourished with the expansion of the Roman Empire. Ethiopia was mostly living off their trade.

    10th to 14th Century
    Little is known about the medieval times of Ethiopia.
    Judaism and Islam grew to be powerful forces in Ethiopia during the hundreds years that had passed. Queen Yodit, who had seized the throne of Ethiopia just little more than 20 years earlier, led a destructive expedition against the Kingdom of Axum north of Ethiopia in late 10th century.

    Legends tell that after Yodit had died, the Zagwe dynasty, first based in Lasta, emerged. Many of Ethiopia's churches at Roha date from the reign of the Zagwe king Lalibela. Many fortresses were also erected during the dynasty's reign. Zagwe dynasty was culturally rich. King Yekuno Amlak arose the throne around 1270, ending the Zagwe dynasty. His origins are unknown.

    During the fourteenth century, Ethiopian ruler Amda Siyon made a huge effort at expansion, annexing territories and merging them into an the empire which was more or less similar to the boundaries of today. He did it by suppressed ethnic movements and firmly establishing Ethiopia as purely Amharic and Christian nation. He granted autonomy to regional rulers as his feudal vassals with authority over fiefs. In 1382, Dawit I became the
    Negus of the despotic monarchy of Ethiopia. His reign still continues in 1399...



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    I see this one has pretty pictures as well. Looking forward to updates.

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    Looks interesting - lets see how an eastern African state would fare. Though you`ll have more difficult game than me with Mali - no gold, no CoT and heathens everywhere. Since it`s Magna Mundi, it will be damn hard (and thus entertaining ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrashing mad View Post
    Looks interesting - lets see how an eastern African state would fare. Though you`ll have more difficult game than me with Mali - no gold, no CoT and heathens everywhere. Since it`s Magna Mundi, it will be damn hard (and thus entertaining ).
    Actually, if I do the same that I did in my test game (expand south to take Swahili and Mutapa), I gain control of 5 gold-producing provinces.

    Although I spent over 5 hours making the map, I still don't think it's as pretty as yours. Maybe you're just better with combining the effects.
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    looks awsome Turoe hopefully this will be so pro as your others are or even better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derahan View Post
    looks awsome Turoe hopefully this will be so pro as your others are or even better
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    Will be following this AAR as well. Your AAR's are intersting...
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    Always had a hard time playing Ethiopia, kinda boring for the first couple of years, lets hope you fare better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asd21593 View Post
    Always had a hard time playing Ethiopia, kinda boring for the first couple of years, lets hope you fare better.
    MMP2 makes sure that even peacetime is interesting.
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    Countries of western Africa in 1399
    *cough* Eastern Africa *cough*

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    tuore! ther ei got it!

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    Ethiopia, an interesting choice and in MMP2 as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrostPegasus View Post
    *cough* Eastern Africa *cough*


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    So, which one is your next target? mamluks or adal? or someone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derahan View Post
    So, which one is your next target? mamluks or adal? or someone else?
    Next target? Have I already had one?
    Seriously talking, I go for Adal.
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    I updated the first post map. Same map with some nice additional effects
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    You're really picking up on your map making skills! Keep up the good work (and the AAR as well, I've always wanted to do an Ethiopian one, although I'd never even contemplate doing it with MMP )!

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    Ethiopia is an interesting choice. Looks like fun. Good luck!
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