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    The sissy's way to do it - A Pommerania AAR

    The sissy's way to do it


    Hi!

    This would be my fourth attempt at an AAR.

    The first, in CU, ended because of the game getting too easy and dreary.
    The second, also in CU, was aborted due to HTTT.
    The third one, in HTTT, lost the savegame.
    And now, the fourth, I will play as Pommerania.

    This will be different from other AARs in various ways. First I'm not good at the game, so I will do it the sissy's way. Playing on very easy. To make it even easier, colonists, spies and merchants are all free, and inflation is only from gold. AI aggresiveness is high, lucky nations random, and colonist is size 300.

    So, Pommerania.

    A two province minor on the southern side of the baltic sea, Bordering Brandenburg, Mecklenburg, Poland and the Teutons. Subject of repeated alliance offers from Mazovia and Riga, the two nations destined to be gobbled up within ten years of the game, making Pommerania prone to invasion. This will be a challenge for me, as I have never even played till endgame.

    So, the to-do list:
    1. Secure the nation from Poland and Brandenburg. This could be done by conquering provinces from various OPMs.
    2. Securing the Baltic coast.
    3. Securing Scandinavia.
    4. Avoid bankruptcy when the Reformation strikes.
    5. Press into Russia.
    6. Maybe colonising a little.
    7. Make it to 1650 at least.

    Hope youre interested. I may have an update tomorrow or later tonight.
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    Prologue: Swinoujscie Blues

    Pommerania. A dreary and wet place even at warm seasons. In the middle of October you can expect it to rain every six hours. It was in this weather that Barnim Gryf, the sixth Barnim ruling Pommerania, was standing. He was looking at a rather pale man. A man with the distinct look of someone, who tries to explain to a child why he can’t climb the castle walls.

    “Tell me, Parakski, why those goals can’t be done,” King Barnim said.

    “Because,” said Parakski, “Our nation can’t handle those goals. Our greatness capacity won’t allow it.”

    “It must be done. I will not let my name fade away in history. The world must remember the Gryfs!”

    “But...”

    “I will not listen, Parakski. You have been my personal advisor for a long time, and you know you won’t win this discussion. Like that time I climbed the castle wall.”

    “Sigh….. Very well my lord. I will have the goals you have assigned to your family written in the chronicle for eternity.”

    “That’s the spirit, old man! You would’ve done it anyways.”


    Here’s the big picture of the start.
    I start out by moving towards centralization and losing one stability point. I forgot to take a pic of the economy, but all funds are in govt. tech.






    Up next: Allies are good - if they're of any use
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    I'm liking this AAR so far! Pommerania is an interesting country to play as, good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mayorqw View Post
    Interesting.

    *subscribes*
    Hi! Glad to have caught your interest!

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    Interesting. I'll follow.
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by blsteen View Post
    Sweet, I think #3 might be tough
    It probably will, but I didn't want to form Germany, so I had to set another goal.

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    I'm liking this AAR so far! Pommerania is an interesting country to play as, good luck!
    You're quick to like something. I've only made a prologue!

    But thanks anyways.

    Oh, and while you wait for the next update, why don't you try to guess who has received the lucky nations tier.
    Let's see if anyone get's a right!
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    Chapter 1 – Puny nations stick together




    So, to ally the teutons, eh?

    Not exactly what I would have planned, but what can you do?



    Accept alliance offers from smallish nations that the Teutons will attack!



    Not Mazovia, though. They’re bound to be eaten by Poland. I do NOT want to battle Poland. Yet.

    Magdeburg also offers an alliance. Forgot the pic. That will likely occur at different points.



    So, that mission cancelled itself, and I’m gonna cancel that one myself.



    18. November 1400: So, prestige….. Bugger.



    August 1401: In other news, The Palpatinate is down with pretenders. Again. This happens all the time. Does that happen in your games, too?



    And the Teuts are in neck deep. If they weren’t allied with Brandenburg, I’d go in.



    17. November 1402: And we get an heir, Boguslaw Gryf, who seems to be more capable than his father. Good thing he is!



    April 1403: I checked the allies of the Teuts, and Muscovy is alone. Chaaaaarge!!!!!

    Bugger.



    My allies left me, and the teuts didn’t join. Well, this is gonna be a really boring war. Time for War taxes!

    Next: Let's all go to Specklenburg!
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    Untrustworthy teutons! Nice progress. Too bad your BFFs Anhalt, Magdburg and Riga left you.
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    Oh, well, I've already guaranteed Riga. If the Teutons do anything, I'll be on their tail!
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    Chapter 2: Specklenburg, beware!

    As my allies left me, new ones pop up:



    Hungary is good, and I accept Mazovia just to see if anything pops up, as Poland isn’t faring well in their Toktamysh war with the Golden Horde.



    Ouch.

    And sure enough, on the 3rd of June, 1404, Mazovia jumps on Lithuania, pulling in Poland, and only Poland. Of course I’ll join!





    Poland is in deep trouble. Shortly afterwards Brandenburg DoWs, encouraging Meissen to join on the Polish side.



    Oh, okay. New war in Russia. This replaces my war with Muscovy, as they also join.





    Yeah right….



    As you probably can see, I’m besieging or controlling northern Poland. The Polish are in trouble. But Bohemia has WPed, and the Golden Horde left with some Lithuanian provinces. Lithuania is also experiencing rebel trouble at the moment.

    It seems like Mazovia disagreed to the white peace:



    And at this moment I realise that I may have lost some pictures, because the one with the automatic WP with Muscovy is gone. Bugger.

    And now, to get your mind of my embarrassing fail, have a look as this three pictures, which, apart from showing me hiring a general with a shock value higher than 0, shows how bad Brandenburg failed.





    Meissen FTW!

    Eeeeeeexcellent…… *snickers*





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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Richard_XI View Post
    I shall follow this with great amusement.
    Thank you, m'lord.

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    Meissen for HRE.
    No > Finns to HRE
    Nothing to say.

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    Alrighty then, I'll follow this AAR since the one with Romania has ended. Need a new time waster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Richard_XI View Post
    Meissen for HRE.
    That would probably be good for me!

    Quote Originally Posted by JDMS View Post
    Nice work.
    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by FinnishFish View Post
    No > Finns to HRE
    They are still under Sweden. Sorry for that.

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    Alrighty then, I'll follow this AAR since the one with Romania has ended. Need a new time waster!
    Thank you.







    Heeeeey, wait a minute!

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