Welcome to my Death and Taxes Brabant AAR!
This is my first AAR I'm ever going to write so I hope it's going to be any good! Before we get started with the fun stuff I'd like to explain some things. This AAR is going to be a mix narrative/gameplay with other elements as I deem fit. I will obviously focus on the Low Countries but if something interesting happens somewhere in the world I will cover it.
For the game I'm using the Death and Taxes 4.0 MOD, which I hope doesn't contain too many bugs since it only came out about a couple of days ago. The mod however is so fantastic that I just had to start my AAR in this version. The mod itself is quite different from the vanilla game, but I won't explain too many differences mainly because I can't remember the vanilla game good enough. I also want to thank Lukew for making this mod in the first place!
Then a little warning before we get started, as you may or may not have guessed I am Dutch myself. Which means that my English can sometimes be full of mistakes or weirdly formed sentences, please forgive me for doing this! I hope word's spelling check helps me enough!
- Form the beautiful nation of the Netherlands
- Colonize North-America, South-Africa and Indonesia
- Become a major trading power
- Become a major naval power (no guarantees, I don't like navies)
- Expand into Europe in a peaceful way
- No cheating
- Infamy can't go above 15
- No DoW's without a CB
If anyone has tips/comments/opinions please leave a comment! I'm always hoping to get better!
The world in 1356 AD
The Duchy of Brabant was one of the many Dutch states trying to rise to power in the area we would now call the Netherlands. Little did they know that they would be the one nation to succeed. Let's start at the beginning though, in the year 1356 AD the Duchy owned the rich provinces of Brabant, Breda and Limburg. To the south the Kingdom of Burgundy was expanding northwards, it wouldn't be long before they turned their eyes to the Dutch lands. Just across the English Channel was the mighty seafarer nation of England, as usually occupied in one of their many wars with their eternal enemies, the French. And in the east the Bohemia held the crown of the Holy Roman Empire. It was in this setting that Queen Jeanne de Reginar had enough of squabbling with her neighbors, she wanted to unite them all under one banner. This is her story.