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Great job so far! Keep it up!

Thank you :) I can assure you that the stupidity and incompetence shall continue into the next update.


Great settlement with France, can you post an overview map showing the border changes in Germany and the Low Countries? A satellite Portugal could be an effective way of securing some dominance points - they are clearly weakened by Spain so once those two agree a peace it could be the time to attack.

I'll post an updated map tonight. Spain has pretty much wiped Portugal off the map with the recent treaty. Taking what is left is a definite plan but with only 2 field armies, one in the Med and one protecting the northern empire against all comers, it's one for down the line.
 

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A Comedy of Errors Aug Sep Oct Nov 1809

As expected Denmark joins Algeria's coalition.

In war and the subsequent peace Russia takes Warchau from the Prussians plus Danzig for good measure.

Prussia request military access from us, this is granted and Prussia becomes one of the few remaining nations to see us in a positive light! Plus if they get too frisky they have about 25,000 men total , they wouldn't last long in the war.

Russia declares war on Sweden.

Sweden makes peace with Denmark and asks that we honour our guarantee.

Since the prospect of another war with France looms large in the mind, Sweden is left to her own devices.

Wellesley takes the war to Bavaria.
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Sardinia falls.
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The whole pointlessness of the interlude is compounded when I make Piedmont a satellite rather than annex it! This has not been my finest hour!

Wellesley moves deeper into enemy territory and squanders more of our precious manpower.
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The Bavarians come to the table.
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Depot construction begins at Wurzburg.

Northern Europe.
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In a bizarre diplomatic move Sweden guarantees Denmark.

We get the final Fire idea, Line of File Instruction.

Algeria now leaves Denmark's coalition.

Nelson saves Malta yet again.
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In the year of peace they had the Danish navy has not improved.
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Algeria leaves the Tunisian coalition and disbands it own coalition against us. Still no clue what the hell is going on here.

Freed from Bavarian interference Wellesley marches north and storms Kiel.

We only have 2 field armies at the moment Wellesley in Denmark and Moore in the Med. Other than garrisons the only other forces we have are the troops at Gibraltar and on Malta.

Misreading the victory conditions Moore is ordered to storm Palma in the Med rather than Porto.

I'm becoming increasingly concerned by my fixation with islands.

We take Tunisia's offer of a White Peace.

At Fredericia Wellesley exploits a breach.
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Once again Denmark surrenders.
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Depot construction begins at Kiel.

We accept Tripolitania's White Peace offer.

Six more naval victories, 4 of them bloodless.

Two new ships captured
Running total of new Royal Naval vessels = 53
 

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Doldrums Dec 1809 Jan to Sep 1810

The Spanish try and break the blockade.
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The port at Hamburg is complete.

Civilised Development starts at Liverpool.

France has gone to war with Sweden.

Moore takes Palma. The penny drops!
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Since we are here already, Moore crosses the straight to attack Port Mahon.

The major port at Plymouth is completed, as are the civilised developments of Cardiff and Edinburgh and the depot at Boulogne.

A quick look at the economy.
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We get another 25 idea points from the Ponteysyllte Aqueduct.

Austria declares war on the Ottomans.

Wurzburg's depot is completed.

Egypt joins Algeria in coaltion against us.

Moore storms Port Mahon.
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Egypt demands we release Oldenburg and pay them 20 ducats.

The depot in Kiel is completed.

Civilised development is started at Norwich.

Moore lands at and storms Messina.
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Then catches a Sicilian force at Siracuse.
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Egypt reduces her demand to just Oldenburg.

Nelson catches the ships fleeing from the fall of Siracuse.
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Moore doubles back to Messina to deal with the Algerians.
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We take the Bank of England idea.

Algeria leaves Egypt's coalition.

Moore continues to harass the Sicilians.
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Nelson captures a frigate.
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Egypt offers a White Peace and we accept.

Civilised development begins at Leicester.

The naval war is winding down only 6 battles in ten months, and only 2 of those with losses to the enemy.

Two enemy ships captured.
Running total of new Royal Naval vessels = 55
 

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Fair Winds, Foul Deeds Oct 1810 to Feb 1811

The war with Spain has been left hanging, without invading they will not release Portugal and Spain has the second largest army now after Russia. Best to take what can be gotten.
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Depot construction begins at Palma and Port Mahon.

Algeria is now blockaded.
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The Berner's Street Hoax occurs, we enjoy the joke, losing 5 prestige but gaining 20 idea points.

Spain declares war on Portugal.

This cannot be allowed! Wellesley's army are transported from Hamburg to Sanatrem, once safely on Portugese soil we treacherously declare war.
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Portugal has a decent navy and I'd rather not have to sink too much of it.

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Hoods victory means we have now captured as many ships as we started with.

Persia had guaranteed Portugal and now declares war on us and Bavaria and Denmark join in for good measure.

Development completes at Liverpool.

Wellesley splits his army leaving an uncommanded half to besiege Lisboa while he takes the transports to Oldenburg.

His arrival averts further disasters in Hessen and Nassau.
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Sweden joins Persia's coalition.

Palermo falls.
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Admiral Ball awaits the fleeing ships.
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Despite our money and abortive guarantee Sweden declares war on us.

Wellesley continues to strike against Bavaria
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In the Med Gambier captures a 1st rater.
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We have now double the ships we started with and not a penny spent.

Six more naval victories, 3 with enemy losses.

Two ships captured
Running total of new Royal Naval vessels = 57
 

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Great update - your house rule of no ship construction was a great idea. Looks like solid progress in Portugal, they will soon be back in the British sphere.
 

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All points of the Compass Mar to Jun 1811

The Portugese are getting everywhere.
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Major port construction begins at Stralsund.

Geological Society of London gives us 2 extra idea points per month for a year.

Moore crosses the Straits of Messina and attacks at Taranto.
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The city is quickly stormed.

Tunisia declares war on us again.

Prussia cancels military access from Bavaria, looks like they are trying to capitalise on British success.

Calder stops a landing at Port Mahon.
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The depots at Palma and Port Mahon activate.

Lisboa falls.
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Portugal is ours, what remains of it.

The uncommanded army is shipped north and lays siege to Fredericia.

Prussia declares war on Bavaria. With Wellesley engaged in siege efforts at Regensburg the Prussians pass on to Munchen and lay siege themselves.

The naval war continues in the Med.
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We gain the Brown Bess Musket idea.

Moore lays siege to Napoli.

Wellesley brings Bavaria to it's knees once again.
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We take another slice of territory.
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Depot construction starts at Regensburg.

Wellesley marches north for the latest Danish War.

Three more naval victories, all with losses to the enemy.

Three more ships captured.
Running total of new Royal Naval vessels = 60
 

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Ruling the Waves and the land too Jul to Oct 1811

After a long siege Moore assaults the breach at Napoli.
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We are now the Land and Naval Dominant Power.

Just some peace terms to work out for the win.
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Fredericia surrenders, Denmark follows shortly after.
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Depot construction begins at Fredericia.

Wellesley who was besieging Kobenhavn crosses to Sweden and takes Malmo. The butcher's bill is increased by the desire to finish the war quickly.
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Strachan catches the Swedish fleet.
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Wellesley heads for Jonkoping but finding the Dutch already there attacks Goteborg.
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Again heavy losses compounded by a desire to finish the war.

Sweden surrenders.
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Peace! Victory!

Two more naval victories, one with losses to the enemy.

One final ship captured.
Running total of new Royal Naval vessels = 61

The British European Empire
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Our final figures.
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Since we started we have made a net gain of 14 transports and 46 warships.

Had we to actually build all these ships it would have cost us 6840, not a bad saving.

With war settlements, blockades, port duties and satellite payments, money has never been an issue.

Manpower has been our greatest limiting factor, how much more could have been taken with more troops?

In six years of war only 1 ship was lost to enemy action, a transport. And assuming I've not missed any there were only actually 2 naval battles lost.

Thanks for reading.
 

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Congratulations on finishing. This has been a very enjoyable AAR, the decision not to build any ships added an element of suspense at the start, although in the end it proved to be no issue.

That is an excellent result given the lack of British manpower, and just shows what can be achieved by carefully choosing your battles and making the most of allies and satellites. Great stuff!

Do you have plans for a new campaign?
 

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