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    AARvanti Italia!--An Italian 'learning the game' AAR

    Hello, all. This is my first HoI 3 AAR (I've done a few 'never got off the ground' V2 AARs), that's why I'm doing a 'learning the game' AAR.
    Author's note: There is also some dialogue in here, so don't expect it to completely be tutorial, tutorial, tutorial, tutorial.
    Format: Dialogue, with tutorial mixed in the middle now and then. Every 4 months I will do a Status of the nation.
    Last edited by wzhang29; 04-06-2012 at 03:53.
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    Section 1: The Abyssinian War
    1.1The fall of much of Northern Ethiopia... and Gaalkacyo
    1.2The Restoration of Somalia
    Section 2: An "era" of peace
    2.1
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    I. Abyssinian War
    Part I
    Roma, Italy, 1936 Jan 1
    Emmanuel: Let's start the cabinet meeting.
    Mussolini: OK.
    Emmanuel: Start with...Ciano.
    Ciano:Let's view the diplomacy charts.

    Ciano: First, we want to go with the allies.
    Emmanuel, Mussolini: Why not the Germans?
    Ciano: Quiet, I control diplomacy.
    Mussolini: But I am the Duce!
    Ciano: Each cabinet member has a separate part of the cabinet. I'm the FM, so I control the diplomacy and diplomats. With that said, I want the UK to side with us because we don't want to fight France.
    Emmanuel: OK.

    Jung: Nothing to say.
    Guidi: We have all of our spies abroad, mostly in Ethiopia. We should see a few of the foreigners here as well.
    Emmanuel: surprising...
    Ame: I should have said that.
    Mussolini: OK, on to Grazi.
    Grazioli: We need to replace Jung, as he is Paternal Autocrat. Baistrocchi shall replace him.
    Jung: Stupid f***!
    Baistrocchi: Thanks. *kicks Jung out*

    Pariani: We need a light tank for our front.
    Emmanuel: Ah.
    Mussolini: Nooooooooo! They'll break as easily as a pea!
    Pariani: Shut up! Also, We're on the front of Ethiopia!
    Emmanuel: OK.
    Mussolini: Others have nothing to say.
    on the first hour of the first day of the first month of 1936...
    Moizo: To Ethiopia!
    Soldiers: Yes, sir!
    Later, on a stormy day in Rome...
    Mussolini: Woah, look at the forecast!
    Emmanuel: storm in Lazio Region, all day.
    Ame: A spy in the Bolshevik's area has been detected.
    Mussolini: Not a matter.
    5:00
    Emmanuel: Now it's a storm in Istrija, all day.
    Mussolini: Not a matter. Besides, what is Istrija?
    Here's a map.

    1/3
    Mussolini: Rain.
    Emmanuel: Rain.
    1/4
    Mussolini: Nothing, it's fine weather here.
    1/6
    Mussolini: More rain.
    Emmanuel: What's with this weather report?
    Mussolini: Tutorial time!

    Weather

    The weather-torn Northern Europe

    Partial Clouds

    Rain

    Snow

    blizzard

    Storm
    Mussolini: These are clouds, Rain, Snow, and Blizzard, from left to right. You can tell which provinces they are in just by looking at the icon. Other data is displayed in a tooltip.
    Let's continue!
    1/11
    Mussolini: OK, any reports?
    Pariani: The Ethiopians attacked us in Serdo. That was foolish. Also, they have taken a part of Somalia and yet are going to munch around it.

    1/13
    Ame: Ah, another spy detected in Kwangsi?
    Mussolini: Don't say it how the Brits say it! Say Guangxi.

    1/14
    Ciano: Just a whole bunch of trade agreements.

    1/15
    Italian navy builder: Our work on a new ship has...
    Mussolini: Sure. Take it to Venice.

    Returns to Rome...
    Ciano: Yet more trade.

    1/16
    Ciano: Trade again. New Zealand is also drifting to the Allies.
    1/17
    Ciano: Yet MORE TRADE! Now why is this all commencing...
    Mussolini: Yet another tutorial!!!!!

    1/18
    Mussolini: Never mind...
    Ciano: Meh, trade.

    Mussolini: And we conclude this with a map.
    1
    1/31
    Emmanuel, Mussolini, and other council members: Thanks. Comments are appreciated, and read on to see how we deal with Ethiopia!(1)
    Emmanuel: We also have the save here. Save
    (Mussolini all of a sudden disappears. He reappears at Torino for the next cabinet meeting.)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Author's notes
    1. Map a little bit off. for the real map, download the save and push Ctrl+F12. Nothing much happened, other than a few battles and occupations.
    Continuation (don't read this unless you are eager to see how we continue...
    Emmanuel: Once this Darn-Munch on the south-Ethiopia is defeated, what will we do with them?
    Mussolini: Puppet them.
    Ciano: Why?
    Mussolini: To show the Allies who we really are, rather than Pro-Axis and a traitor among the alliance.
    Emmanuel: OK...
    Mussolini: Then once we join the alliance, We will draw the US and other Commonwealth nations (other than New Zealand who is already aligning and SAF who is Influenced by snail-eating French); and maybe encourage other nations.
    Pariani, Ciano, Emmanuel: Shhhhh! Don't let the French hear!
    Last edited by wzhang29; 19-05-2012 at 05:50.
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    Uh... where are the responses? This, I hope, is not a non-get-off-the-ground AAR...
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    None of your images are showing up....

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    They will show as attachments...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wzhang29 View Post
    They will show as attachments...
    I don't see them, but maybe I am missing something? Anyways, good luck with Italy as they are one of the more interesting nations in the game to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wzhang29 View Post
    They will show as attachments...
    Quote Originally Posted by superjames1992 View Post
    I don't see them, but maybe I am missing something? Anyways, good luck with Italy as they are one of the more interesting nations in the game to play.
    It is underlined... note the will at the end...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wzhang29 View Post
    They will show as attachments...
    the images aren't showing I'm afraid. Rather than upload via the forum, I'd suggest using one of the many free image hosting sites such as photobucket/image shack etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loki100 View Post
    the images aren't showing I'm afraid. Rather than upload via the forum, I'd suggest using one of the many free image hosting sites such as photobucket/image shack etc.
    I use imageshack.
    For the want of a nail the horseshoe was lost, For the want of a shoe the horse was lost, For the want of a horse the rider was lost, For the want of a rider the battle was lost, For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost, and all for the want of a horse shoe nail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VonMudra View Post
    None of your images are showing up....
    Quote Originally Posted by superjames1992 View Post
    I don't see them, but maybe I am missing something? Anyways, good luck with Italy as they are one of the more interesting nations in the game to play.
    Quote Originally Posted by loki100 View Post
    the images aren't showing I'm afraid. Rather than upload via the forum, I'd suggest using one of the many free image hosting sites such as photobucket/image shack etc.
    Anyways, welcome aboard!
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    if you want people to follow youll have to make the images viewable first dawg

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    Quote Originally Posted by kindaknown View Post
    if you want people to follow youll have to make the images viewable first dawg
    Thanks!
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    Where is everyone...
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    I. Abyssinian War
    Part II
    Torino, Italia, Feb 1936
    ((First, Read the spoiler in chapter 1.1))
    Ciano: Trade......
    Pariani: We attacked the Abyssinians in Fich and Kara Kore. We won Kara Kore right away.
    Mussolini: According to these reports.

    2/2
    Ciano: ZZZZZZ... Why am I always receiving these boring things...
    Pariani:Looks like Fiche is going well.
    Mussolini: S. (Yes.) We won.


    (Room suddenly goes dark. When the lights were back on, Mussolini was gone.)
    Emmanuel: Well, makes me the Duce then.
    2
    Pariani: Debre Markos is over? Never knew! Thought there was only Gaalkacyo.
    Emmanuel: Wrong. Gaalkacyo was already over.


    2/13
    Ciano: What? First Gaalkacyo and now Garoowe.

    Am: Yeah, and look at our espionage!

    Emmanuel: Don't worry. Compensation is that we are next to Adis Abeba. We have pl--
    Mussolini: (Dropping to the ground) I'm back.
    Emmanuel: (continuing with meeting) --ans.
    Mussolini: Zillions of battles have progressed. After Adis Abeba, whew! We have a puppet.





    Mussolini: And our finale.

    2/28
    Council: Whew! That was a long month. Now we're coming along with the save. RIGHT HERE



    Emmanuel: Looks like you were in France.
    Mussolini: Indeed.
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    Back from a long vacation from this AAR (3 months; not enough for necromancy, is it?) with a new episode.


    An "era" of peace
    Part I
    Cagilari, Italy, March 1936
    3/10
    Mussolini: Darn! We need energy!
    Emmanuel: (types "energy" 2 times) Problem Solved.
    Ciano: Cut the trade with Hungary.
    Mussolini: (Scrolls down production Screen and clicks the "x" near the Trade Area) There.
    Emmanuel: (goes crazy and types energy and other codes 29 times) Umm... what is this result?
    Mussolini: Wow.
    (Swedish Ambassador comes in and hands to Mussolini a piece of paper.)
    Mussolini: (stares at paper) What is this? It is empty.
    Swedish Ambassador: (Sketches) There.
    Mussolini: (stamps the word DENIED on paper) That's it. Go away.
    (Swedish Ambassador exits)
    3/11
    Ciano: Uh-oh.
    Mussolini: What?
    Ciano: the alignment expiration is in 18 days.
    Mussolini: S***!
    Ciano: OK. Here it is.
    Ame: -1 in Latvia, -1 in Spain; Guess we've sent some spies in vain.
    Mussolini: Anything else?
    Emmanuel: Nothing.
    3/13
    Ciano: It seems Germany wants Greece.
    Mussolini: Umm...
    3/17
    Mussolini: ...
    3/20
    Mussolini: What the heck? Nothing for half a month!!!
    3/31
    Mussolini: Errrg!! Nothing to report! What the. The map... same as before... nothing, basically!!
    Last edited by wzhang29; 15-10-2012 at 00:25.
    For the want of a nail the horseshoe was lost, For the want of a shoe the horse was lost, For the want of a horse the rider was lost, For the want of a rider the battle was lost, For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost, and all for the want of a horse shoe nail.
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