The war is continuing as before, both sides simply busy besieging each other. Scottish men continue to perform an exemplary service of hugely annoying their womenfolk.
I salute them.
Thankfully the AI still seems too wary of my nearby force of 12,000 to begin assaulting provinces in Britain. Thus it takes the AI months to capture a province. Once they do, I simply wait for them to leave it before promptly assaulting it.
After several months of this, the last Portugese province finally falls.
A very good peace deal for us. Portugal only had Cornwall under occupation when peace was hammered out.
Aragon is the last remaining meaningful country in the war. I still dare not march on their main army.
As can be seen up north I've had a few rebel problems, and Sicily has occupied a province. I simply dare not move from Aragon's army incase they do begin assaulting provinces.
Eventually the last Aragon mainland province falls.
A good peace deal for us. I cannot gain access to Aragon's island provinces due to their far superior fleet. All-in-all this war has been a resounding success. Scotland has resorted to dirty fighting of the top ability in order to defeat two countries without fighting any large pitched battles. Had large pitched battles been fought, Scottish ineptness would have brought about our swift demise.
Scotland now has a place in the sun. Publicans in Scotland's newly acquired Portuguese and Aragon...ese land rejoice. With the taps flowing, revolt risk remains surprisingly low.
I am surprised by this event.
I had no idea I even owned a university. It is not surprising, however, that the university is not located in Scotland. Inspection shows that Scotland now has universities in East Anglia, Yorkshire and Beira. The King sighs in relief. Finally some intelligentsia who are not Scottish. Perhaps the country is not doomed afterall.
The Hansa are dispatched in the same way as in the first war. Their troops once again march into a surprisingly empty Highlands only to be met by a large Scottish force who appear on the same day. They are easily annihilated.
I had warned Ireland against warring with anyone as soon as she gained independance (Scotland's great record in this area of being peace loving conciliators allowing for us to clearly lead by example). Ireland scoff at the warning and declare war on England, no doubt enticed by England's continual rebel problems in her Irish land. Nations throughout Europe are shocked to see Scotland rushing to England's aid with Aragon now also fighting on Scotland's side. Uhm...yeah! Scotland protects England! *cough*
The Hansa finally agree to see sense and hand over Orkney. This is to be expected. Why hold a desolate island which borders a bunch of madmen?
Ireland are battered into submission and hand over a province. They know they will gain revenge when professional football comes about and Celtic will dominate the Scottish Premier League (damn the Old Firm!).
England's Irish provinces now look very vulnerable.
James Bond was played by a Scot for a reason. Being a violent, alcohol-swilling thug seems to work well when it comes to coercion. However for some reason our agents always seem to be discovered. Perhaps we should stop dressing them in kilts.
The international community is surprisingly accepting on the subject of these miraculously found documents being genuine. This is all the more remarkable when you consider the fact that the documents are covered in doodles showing male genitalia (a Glaswegian made the forgery). Nonetheless...
Sadly there is little to report in this war (or probably a good thing, as it cuts down on my gibberish). Despite the ever present threat of Scottish incopetence, easy victory was secured over the enemy. Portugal and Aragon had not yet fully recovered from their recent thrashing, and England has been a shadow of their former selves for years. Portugal was the first to fall...
In the finest traditions of Scots everywhere, an enemy is always valiantly and ruthlessly attacked when half-dead and pleading for mercy.
Nevertheless the peace with Aragon has given rise to some worry amongst some far sighted Scots. Creating a border with France and the menacing blob of Burgundy (Burgundy benefitted from their war v. England all those many years ago by gaining control of Gascogne, Labourd and seemingly swallowed up Navarra at some stage) may be none too wise.
There is a great shortage of loo roll, and a noticeable improvement in the smell of Scotland due to this, after Burgundy warns Scotland.
Nonetheless...something interesting has caught my eye...
Castille and France at war. Intriguing...
When gaining military access through France I responded in kind by granting France access through Scotland's lands. They seem to have used this to good effect, moving through Scotland's Aragon holdings to strike at Castille.
Following victories over large, powerful foes (albiet via constant opprtunistic attacks), something has changed in the Scottish spirit. Our armies have advanced, and now our soldiers wield the fearsome Longbow. War seems nowhere near as scary when you are not face to face with the enemy, but instead hiding up a hill raining arrows down on your foe. This new military spirit is shown when Highland Charge is learned.
Of course what is not stated in the text is that it is rather a Highland Roll...being as drunk as the Scottish army is, approaching any slight hill will see most fall over and roll towards the enemy.
As can also be seen in the screenshot, our mission is now to attack Castille. So very tempting...
However Scotland soon returns to its drunken cowardice, and spends the next few months waiting to see how things pan out. France seems to be doing rather well. Of course there is still Burgundy to contend with but...