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    i didn't even no what i have gotten into apparently, it just sounded funny so in i subbed.

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    Looks interesting, I'll definitely keep up with this! A piece of advice if I may - as each cardinal gives a -0.10 infamy staying Catholic and cuddling up to the Pope is a must for you. It is ridiculously easy to get 4 to 6 cardinals at once after you've grown a bit and the cumulative effect on infamy is enormous.
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    Wow a new Prawnstar AAR! I must say that I have read all your past AAR's, and have thoroughly enjoyed them. This definitely warrants leaving lurker-dom!

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    Yeah , a new Prewnstar AAR!
    France is avoiding you the trouble of declaring war
    Portugal must havefailed hard to cede a province like this to Morocco!
    no more unfinished IN AAR's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cresilia View Post
    Wow a new Prawnstar AAR! I must say that I have read all your past AAR's, and have thoroughly enjoyed them. This definitely warrants leaving lurker-dom!
    ha call your self a lurker, i spent six months before my first post, now look at me, spending far to much time in OT.

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    Yay! Good luck, Prawnstar, I'm sure you can do this.

    One question - are you going to generally follow the 'typical' route of almost constant Holy Wars until the mid-1600s to gain as much of non-Christian land as possible? Or is there another long-term strategy?
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    Great to see another AAR from you. Subscribed of course.

    Yeah you just can't avoid the French for very long in an England start...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nimrod123 View Post
    ha call your self a lurker, i spent six months before my first post, now look at me, spending far to much time in OT.
    Oh I only registered when I picked up my copy of EU3 complete, I have been lurking for far longer than two months

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    Go, Prawnstar, with the home nation too!
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    nimrod123 - Hello and welcome, you may have stumbled over this by accident but I have what the police call 'form' on writing long slightly silly AARs. The one where the Iroquois went crazy and the one were some idiot kept the Horde tribal for the whole game - that was me!

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    blsteen - I knew someone would mention the gravel good to see you




    Update later, possibly tonight maybe tomorrow evening.





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    So finally here it is, your promised 5.1 AAR. Good luck with it, it'll be very interesting to see you play with the new mechanics. That French DoW is surely a good thing!

    I see you are slightly bothered by the decision of your beloved Newcastle United to whor...hire up the stadium name... I personally don't think it matters much as people will never refer to it by the new stupid name, only the media commentators will. Then again, maybe you should embrace it and find a sponsor for your AAR to pay the photobucket fees. Something like 'The More Th>n Historic Inevitability of Epic Failure'
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    Nice, a new Prawnstar AAR. I'll be sure to follow this one.

    I'm not sure how viable a non-cheesy WC is in DW, but England is definitely has a better chance than most thanks to the good missions it gets at the start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldriq View Post
    So finally here it is, your promised 5.1 AAR. Good luck with it, it'll be very interesting to see you play with the new mechanics. That French DoW is surely a good thing!

    I see you are slightly bothered by the decision of your beloved Newcastle United to whor...hire up the stadium name... I personally don't think it matters much as people will never refer to it by the new stupid name, only the media commentators will. Then again, maybe you should embrace it and find a sponsor for your AAR to pay the photobucket fees. Something like 'The More Th>n Historic Inevitability of Epic Failure'
    If I do go for sponsorship surely a purveyor of fine aggregates to the landscaping urbanite would be appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sybot View Post
    Nice, a new Prawnstar AAR. I'll be sure to follow this one.

    I'm not sure how viable a non-cheesy WC is in DW, but England is definitely has a better chance than most thanks to the good missions it gets at the start.

    I'm not convinced it's viable either tbh that's why I'm giving it a go The test game fell quite a long way short.



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    Chapter Two


    The French bring their friends, the usual vassal pack and Scotland while Portugal and Aragon join me. Scotland is a problem, Iím confident I can beat them but my entire army is currently stuck in southern Spain. Theyíll have a good run at seizing northern England - war exhaustion time.

    Granada annexed - September 1407




    Peace with Castile - April 1408



    Andalusia has been the goal all along. At 3BB a province in a defensive war this isnít the cheapest peace deal ever but the benefits are considerable. Castile, one of the great rivals in the colonisation race has lost a chunk of coastline, itís COT, army, navy, treasury and picked up 12 points of war exhaustion. Nice. Itís June 1411 before I can force a White Peace from France. War exhaustion is 4.88. BB is 8.4 / 24.99 falling at 1 point a year. Iíve also got a couple of warnings; Jalayirids (wtf?) and BurgundyÖ A day later Aragon call me to their war with Sardinia. I accept despite the war exhaustion problems as I need Aragon against Castile. Itís only weeks later when I peace out.

    November 1411 and I reach Govít 4 and time for a National Idea. Two options here; Military Drill to fight in Western Europe or Divine Supremacy to fight in North Africa. Iíll probably take the second choice at the next opportunity (Govít 9) anyway.

    A cup of tea later, itís Mil Drill - France and Aragon have taken it.

    I have a Holy War CB (1BB a province) against Morocco as long as I have that border in Portugal. As Morocco is already at war with Portugal and Castile the CB wonít last long so despite my war exhaustion problems I DOW. The war lasts until the middle of 1415 but thereís very little of note. Portugal and Castile had already done most of the hard work even if they hadnít set many sieges. Portugal goes on to reclaim itís homeland province and take Tangiers.

    Peace with Morocco - June 1415



    BB is 9.08 / 25.00. With the new borders I now have the Holy War CB against Algiers and Morocco. Ideally Iíd like to take down one of Burgundy/Castile/France/Portugal; but I only have CBs on Burgundy protected by Imperial Bohemia and France protected by Burgundyís warning. A year later BB drops under 8 and war exhaustion is down to 0.28. Time to use the Holy War CB on Algiers, a key objective has to be a border with Tunisia.



    Itís all going reasonably well midsummer 1417 when



    Oh.




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    You have started Righting another AAR and I didn't notice until now. I really have to pay more attention.

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    I think that "oh" is by far the most polite thing that could be said in that situation.
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    Interesting that Aragon heeded your call to war, as they seem to be at war with France already (and Siena, and Bourbonnais).

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    I am honoured that I was the first to mention the aggregate of urban landscaping.
    Nevertheless, opportunity has knocked again with the French (of course what kind of knock opportunity has is always the concern). Sooner or later the French will want to push the affair and will not settle for a WP
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    oh indeed, France does seem to have it in for you

    if blsteen claims first mention of the decorative gravel, can I be the first to ask for a cat update?

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    why do you not pursue your (potential) cores in france? is it more important to your strategy to abuse the holy war cb while it is available? do you feel unable to overcome France's army? so much income and manpower to be had there...i find it hard to believe that bb burn is more important than gaining access to the aforementioned resources. so many wunderbarcores available...take them or tell me why not!

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