Hello and welcome to my very first After Action Report. I've always wanted to do an AAR--they are what got me into Paradox games in the first place. However, I didn't want my first one to be a Grand Campaign, fearing I wouldn't have what it takes to see it through. So I decided to play from a later start date--a first for me. The Commonwealth seemed like a natural choice, as it comes into being almost exactly mid-17th century.
Now seeing as this is my first AAR, I am hesitant to commit to a style. I've already made notes/selected screen shots for half-a-dozen updates, written the first two, and edited/uploaded screenshots for one (which will be posted immediately). However I fear my first efforts into playing and writing were haphazard. In future game sessions I plan to change the way I do things and that may mean a change in style to this AAR.
Not only is this my first AAR, but also my first real play through with the Divine Wind expansion. Furthermore I'm bad at videogames. Have you ever seen those shows that are all footage of natural disasters? This may be the AAR equivalent.
With all that out of the way, let me say that this is an AAR of EUIII: Divine Wind 5.0, all settings Normal but Lucky Nations Off.
Chapter the First