Part 1 - Introduction
Part 2 - Race for annexation
Part 3 - Lurking in the shadows
Hello all and thank you for taking a look at my AAR! Today we'll be taking a look at the Kingdom of Sardinia. You know, that tiny nation on the island full of copper that Aragon always tries to take. Not this time however, because this time I'll be at the steering wheel. Well, at least I hope not this time... That would be a rather awkward conclusion to this AAR.
But anyway, happy thoughts! As I said before this will be a Sardinia AAR on the Death and Taxes mod, which, among other things, adds some unique missions to Sardinia-Piedmont. Which brings me to one of the first goals I have in this AAR: Forming Sardinia-Piedmont. Aside from this, there are a few other objectives and rules that will need to be completed and followed in order to make this play-through successful in my eyes.
- Form Sardinia-Piedmont
- Own and have cores on all Italian provinces (I'm not allowed to form Italy however)
- Own all the islands in the Mediterranean sea: Sardinia (Duh!), Rhodes, Corfu, Crete, Cyprus, Corsica, the Baleares, Sicily, Malta and the Naxos islands
- Own at least one province on every continent
- Have a Production and Trade monopoly on
- Settings all on normal, lucky nations on random (Please not France, please not France, please not France)
- No save editing
- I cannot form Italy. Ever.
- No cancelling missions unless they are absolutely ridiculous (hurrr naval race versus England)
- No reloading, not for bad events, not for bad luck, not for getting annexed. If I die it's game (and AAR) over.
- No DoW without a CB
- I'm not allowed to break the Infamy limit (I'm a good boy, after all)
Bonus points for: Destroying France, Destroying the HRE (yeah right)
Some of these aren't very easy, like taking Cyprus down without a CB, but they certainly aren't impossible. I think they should make the game interesting enough to last for a while.
I'm certainly not the best EU III player out there and I will most likely make some really stupid moves for which people will scream at me for (Which, by all means do! I can only learn from this), but I still have my hopes up that I will succeed in my quest.
Oh and before I go, have some traditional Sardinian music to get into the spirit of Sardinia's world conquest.
It's a strange island.