There has been a long tradition within the Paradox AAR community to recognise the effort that goes into completing an AAR. Different sub-boards have their own awards such as the Oscaars (EU), the Victoriaarn Cross (Vicky), the Crusaders Chalice (CK) and the Iron HeAARt (HOI). So we are proposing to introduce this wonderful idea to the AGEOD forum. In honour of the AI that has caused so much trouble (at least to me), we'll call this award the Aarthenas.
The idea is to vote for the best completed AAR in 2011. Completed in these terms is normally at least 10 posts (given that some scenarios are relatively short this has been relaxed in a few cases) and an ending the wraps up the AAR (its not necessarily that the game was played to the very last possible turn). 6 AARs that match this criteria are recorded in the AGEOD library and these are:
PoN - The Resurgance: Second War of Italian Unification by Stonewall
PoN - Remember the Maine! An 1898 tutorial AAR by StephenT
RoP - Getting to know AGEOD ... ROP AAR by a beginner by Sathariel
RoP - Learning from Prussia: A Rise of Prussia AAR against a real player by Narwhal
RoP - The White, Blue and Green version by Loki100
WiA - Wars in America: A how to AAR by Loki100/Narwhal
The idea is to reread those classics of 2011 and vote for your favourite. Full acknowledgement and prizes (well noting in the library) will be made for the 3 winners. Hopefully next year, this should see a much more substantial list of AARs to choose from. So happy reading and voting.
If you want, then add a post to the thread saying why you've chosen a particular AAR or just to discuss them all and their merits.
Voting will close on 1 May 2012.