I've been in and out of these forums for a good while and i'd like to try my hand at an AAR. It will be my very first, and i'm not an expert by any stretch, so all help is appreciated. This will be primarily game play focused.
For a bit of a change i've chosen to use divergences, a lovingly crafted alternate history mod that i'd recommend to anyone looking for a change from the old set up. Theres been a few well written divergences AARs before so i'll try something a tiny bit different. Just to get me started i'd like you to help me make a decision, if i may be so bold.
I've decided to play one of the old uncivilized empires that are still hanging around like a bad smell in this scenario. There are 4 that bare the title, lets take a look:
The Mossi empire was never really an empire at all, but that won't stop me.
Total Pop: 3.22M
No outside cores, no link to the sea but far away from any major threats. Plenty of room to maneuver.
The Durrani empire is limited by its single national pop (Pashtun) and half of its territory aren't cores. It has a couple of cores in panjab and chagtai, but in other games i've seen it get stomped by aragon fairly early on.
Total Pop: 4.75
The Mughal emperors have a long and illustrious history, its also the name of my local indian restaurant. They have cores on the civlized Bengal, and are also close to tranvencore which is also civilized, so they are not safe despite their size.
Total Pop: 59.52
Finally the once proud Khmer empire is the runt of the group. They have cores on Dai nam and champa though
Total Pop: 2.42
My plan is to do the best i can with the empire i run with, civilize hopefully and maybe become a great power... or maybe get wiped out. We'll see. This will be my first time civilizing so again any help is welcome.
If there is some interest for this kind of aar, let me know which you want me to do, i'll come back in a few days hopefully and pick the most popular.