I am a proud Scotsman. Who could fail to be proud of their country when it is renowned for its high murder rates, alcohol culture, obesity and brings to the world of cuisine the deep fried Mars bar?
As such there was little choice for me but to pick this great nation for my first ever AAR. I've been a long-time lurker on the forums, admiring a great many splendid AAR's and I finally thought it was time to attempt one myself. As for the settings for this game, I merely left everything at default except for difficulty which was put up to very hard. No doubt I will regret this decision. Lucky nations have been left as 'historical' too. I would imagine my large southern neighbour England is thus a lucky nation (I cannot be sure as my knowledge of EUIII is far from exemplary). Should make for a fun game and a mercifully short AAR.
I also left aggressiveness at normal, I have read that when it is increased, this actually makes the game easier as the AI constantly tears each other apart in infamy wars. I'd be very grateful if this could be confirmed as correct or not. Mind you, starting with England to the south I'd have to be a true sadomasochist to attempt this on very aggressive.
I'm playing the game on Heir to the Throne patch 4.1b beta.
The goal? World conquest. Leading a nation of vicious, drunken fiends, I could aim for little else. Considering both how inept Scotland and I myself am, this could be a very short AAR. At the very least all the proposed warring will hopefully allow Scots to burn off some calories...
WARNING: This AAR shall contain a large number of screenshots to make up for my poor writing. Even more dire, it will include a large number of attempts at humour. Sadly these attempts will be quite awful.