Ok so haivng been inspired by Prawnstar's Iroquois AAR I decided this could be my first very hard game lol.. This way I wouldn't feel too bad about dying so quick..It was not originally intended that this game be an AAR. I was inspired by PrawnStar's Iroquois AAR to give it a go and this thread was first posted in the normal EUIII forum just asking for some advice. It then turned into an AAR from there. During this time my first child was born, so the updates are not perfect and some times the narrative style slips! Please forgive me! Anyway this is my first game on very hard and my first AAR. Please note that as i didn't start this game with an AAR in mind the first few years (150 or so) are missing from the story and the first few posts are not recognisable as an ordinary AAR.
Two wars down. First semi AAR post.
Chapter one War, War and more War.
Chapter two No rst for the wicked.
Chapter four We fight, it's what we do.
Chapter five To do a bad, bad thing? and So what to do...
Chapter six Get out of my front yard!
Chapter seven You came, you saw, I conquerred!
Chapter nine The war of a hundread small naval battles.
Chapter ten Peace but for how long?
Chapter eleven New year review
Chapter twelve A Long peace but with a terrible end.
Aside: Alaina mae
Chapter thirteen Goliath stumbles!
Chapter fiftenn Peace? Erm... what do we do with that? Answers on a postcard to.... and hmmmm an opportuinty...
Chapter sixteen War Without End Pt.6
chapter seventeen War in the south continues. and dragging on.
Chapter eighteen Long and short wars and the problem with colony grabbing!
Chapter nineteen Peace... Raiding the piggy bank and threats to the gold!
Chapter twenty War without end Pt.7
Chapter twenty one War, huh, what is it good for? and The Execution.
Chapter twenty two A long awaited peace!
Chapter Twenty three An annoyance...
Chapter Twenty four To bleed the mighty...
Chapter Twenty five Incan troubles And The War Without End Pt. 8
Chapter Twenty Six A peace...
Vote World conquest or steady as she goes?
Chapter Twenty Seven A spiral within a spiral, a wheel within a wheel
Chapter Twenty Eight To Bridge Two Continents
Chapter Twenty Nine A descent into momentary chaos
Chapter Thirty To fight on the green fields of Europe.
Chapter Thirty one The End of an Era
Chapter Thirty two A Short Peace Please!
Chapter Thirty three A couple of short wars and a shocking realisation.
After a few false starts (I never knew the Huron could be so strong!) I have arrived in 1567...
I have fully westernized to the Latin Tech group, I have latin units and I am also a nobel republic!
I fought one war with portugal, back when I was land tech 7 and only held to a white peace after I burnt her colony which gave us some borders.
I have colonized north to secure a sea port and have 5 traders in ming (Which is worth only 240 gold in total! and a monopoly in Mohawk (total worth 260 ish which I'm get 170ish)
Spain, France and Portugal are allied and are big problems...
Spain is currently in a war against Great Britain, Scotland, Austria, Bohemia. i don't think it is going well.. all her colonies in North america (the ones not over 1000) are in decline and the ones I share a border with have only 7 men left and are losing 25 a year. if the war goes on, I'll lose my border with Spain.
Here's North America
A bit closer and my tech/economy:
I'm one level behind Portugal on Land Tech and I'm 3 behind Spain. My land maintance is on it's lowest setting...
Nat Ideas are colonial ventures, military drill and the 50% more manpower one...
So do I colonize the provs that Spain loses, or do i colonize the empty spaces which wont give me european borders?
I have level 2 forts but only in two provs; and not much money... should I concentrate on buildig gforts, then workshops, then colonize or split my money over both? I'm thinking mostly to build forts in likely european borders only then colonise with the occasionaly workshop here and there...
Or do I focus on building regimental camps to up my appauling manpower (200 gold each for 25% prov manpower)?
Also should I auto send merchants to Ming until I've got a monopoly and ousted most of the others trading there the CoT is only valued at like 250 and each tradee costs over 10 ducats?
Here's the whole world for a quick view:
It's hard to see but Austia is huge as is Bohemia and Sweden. Something bad happened to France though and Burgundy and Britain both still have provs there. Ireland has a colony in the new world too..
Please any advice would be awesome!
Seriously i've been lucky and played hard to get this far but now I feel my next decision will be the most important!