• Crusader Kings II Expansion Subscription

    Subscribe to the CK II Expansion and enjoy unlimited access to 13 major expansions and more!


  • Crusader Kings III Available Now!

    The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.


    Real Strategy Requires Cunning

Avindian

People's Commissar of the Navy
118 Badges
Jan 3, 2010
12.363
280
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Stellaris: Necroids
  • Sword of the Stars II
  • Victoria 2
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Victoria 2 Beta
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Knights of Pen and Paper 2
  • Surviving Mars: First Colony Edition
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife Pre-Order
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • BATTLETECH
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • Tyranny - Bastards Wound
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Europa Universalis III Complete

Avindian

People's Commissar of the Navy
118 Badges
Jan 3, 2010
12.363
280
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Stellaris: Necroids
  • Sword of the Stars II
  • Victoria 2
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Victoria 2 Beta
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Knights of Pen and Paper 2
  • Surviving Mars: First Colony Edition
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife Pre-Order
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • BATTLETECH
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • Tyranny - Bastards Wound
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
Georgia: Let's go to the video tape!

Bill-who-collects-a-cover-charge-for-fictitious-bands was glad his bar was finally fixed. Bar fights are bad enough, but when both parties have nuclear weapons, it can really stain the furniture. Both of the parties were also regular customers; being tipped into a singularity makes it highly unlikely that you'll have a chance -- or the inclination -- to pay your bar tab. Of course, when or if Order paid his tab, Bill would instantly become the wealthiest person that had ever existed, so he had that going for him. He'd also had to replace the bar's TV, one of the few serious casualties of the nuclear war, but the new model was larger, which meant he'd get more customers. It was a win for everybody, except of course those who were compressed into a tiny speck of nothingness by the sheer force of gravity. Of course, Bill thought it served them right for ignoring the bar's explicit ban on weapons capable of destroying the bar.

Bill looked up at his new TV and noticed that "The Bet" was on again. It had instantly become the most popular syndicated show in the history of time itself. An enterprising LELF decided to film Daniel's antics in the past, replay them at the bar, and add commentary. Bill got his share of the money too by taking side bets on the outcome of show. The odds of Daniel not going insane were 1,000,000:-1, which meant that you got paid a dollar to take the bet, and if you won, you got a million dollars too. There were very few takers; the line was already moving to 1,000,000:-100. Somebody asked Bill how he expected to make money if he had to pay people just to take the bet, and would pay even more if they lost. Bill nodded sagely and said, "Merchandising and bookie's fees." That made a lot of sense.

Chaos sat down at the bar to watch. Hi Bill, what's this week's episode?

"Georgia, Ch-- GOOD GOD WHAT IS THAT ON YOUR FACE?!?"

It's a beard. You haven't seen beards before?

"But you're, at best, an astral projection of your physical self molded into a different form. How can you have a beard?"

That's obvious. I haven't shaved in a while.

"Your beard is physical. You look like a projection of somebody with a floating beard. Why don't you make the beard astral too?"

Chaos sighed. Because I'm bored, Bill. I've been stuck in this stupid bar since Portugal. Apart from driving Danny's skull through the dart board last time, I've had no fun.

"You have the ability to enter nearly any dimension of time and space. Isn't that enough?"

Well, most of the time, sure. But it's fun messing with his head, pushing the laws of conservation of time ever so slightly each time we do it. You do realize there's a chance that we could completely end time itself, right?

Bill scratched his chin. "Hmm... what kind of odds are you laying?"

What?

"Er, never mind. Look, I'll make you a deal. I'll give you a dozen Chaos specials, on the house, if you get rid of the beard."

Chaos sighed heavily. Fine. Party pooper. He looked up at the screen, which currently showed a map of Daniel's new country.

georgiamap.jpg


The bar got quiet as the show began. The commentators appeared on the screen. They'd decided at the beginning of the season to wear theme clothes for each episode. Unfortunately, they were wearing white tank tops, torn blue jeans, trucker's mesh caps, and each held a bottle of malt liquor. In other words, wrong Georgia. As they argued with one another over who'd gotten it wrong, the technical staff put up two more graphics.

georgiamap.jpg


missionq.jpg


To make matters worse, they'd each chosen "appropriate" names, so one was Bubba and the other Jimbo. Given that both were women, these seemed especially poor choices, and there was little doubt that the firing of the research staff was justified. Still, after a few final insults, they settled down and got down to work.

"So, uh, Jimbo, what do you think of this war?"

therealwar.jpg


"Well, er, Bubba, it looks bad for Team Daniel" -- a cheer from the studio audience, most of whom sported "Team Daniel" paraphernalia of one kind or another -- "as Magdeburg has quite a formidable army."

Bubba grabbed her telestrator pen and circled the number of transports. "I have to disagree, Jimbo. With so little transport capacity, the Georgian army has more people in theater and can easily crush the superior technology of the Germans with minimal cost."

"You may be right. Let's watch!"

As the screen showed "January 7, 1672", the voice-over announcer said -- with a ridiculously awful Southern drawl -- that Castille had signed a military access agreement with Georgia.

"A very savvy move, Jimbo. This lets the Georgians drive out the small army in Trebizon. Since the rebels in Imereti are actually Georgian, they'll let the army pass with no problem."

"Georgian rebels, you say, Bubba? I guess the South has risen again!" A canned laugh track played, although nobody seemed to notice.

"Bubba" lost it. "That doesn't even make sense! Look, I'm tired of this stupid charade. The research department screwed up; why do you insist on forcing it?"

"It's called journalistic integrity!"

"You're not even a journalist! You're a car wash model that slept with the producer!"

"So? You're Unitarian!"

At that point, a crash sounded on the TV. Bill, isn't this taped?

"Yep."

So why did they leave this stuff in -- oh wait, never mind. That will boost ratings.

Bill nodded with a glassy eyed expression as he stared intently at the two commentators, who were quickly losing their "period" costumes. After a few moments and a "Technical Difficulties" message, the show continued. Since the new commentators were in proper Georgian costume, were not female, and insisted on actually analyzing the match, Bill muted the volume.

That's a good break; the war with Yemen is over now.

"Yeah, but look how much war exhaustion Georgia took from their win in Trebizon! That doesn't bode well."

battleoftrebizon.jpg


yemensurrender.jpg


One of the bar's patrons cursed. "Why couldn't Georgia have taken 600 casualties? They almost beat the spread!"

"You should have taken Georgia and ignored the spread."

"Ignore this, jerk!" After a few moments of fisticuffs, Bill's bouncer ate them both. And to think people had called him a fool for making a great white shark one of his bouncers!

On March 16, 1673, Georgia lost its entire navy; a couple of other patrons cheered, as they'd picked "First half, 1673" for the destruction of the navy in the pool.

navalsetback.jpg


Death walked in as they were showing the results for three more battles.

georgiac.jpg


alaniam.jpg


kartli.jpg


Looks good for Daniel's team, eh Chaos?

Shut up.

Order's a better guide than you ever were.

Yeah well, in the immortal words of noted philosopher Philip J. Fry, your face is as dumb as a butt!

Death rolled his eyes. You watch too much TV.

It's all I have to do now; I'd cleared my schedule for this bet.

I'd promised Order he'd have until 1700. The good news for you is that we're going to 20 year periods at that point.

All right! Chaos pumped his fist in celebration.

By 1674, it looked Daniel had already won, but appearances could be deceiving.

Another victory at Trebizon. Hey wait, where did that army come from?

trebizon2.jpg


I think Magdeburg hid in Armenia, which is Milan's territory.

Why didn't the skintube chase them?

I dunno. Seems odd that Order would have missed that.

Missed what?

Chaos and Death turned around to see Order standing there. Um, Odor, why aren't you with the meatbag?

Mr. Carlson insisted he could handle things on his own.

What is he this time?

I made him head of the regency council this time. I felt really bad for the whole Danish business a while back.

What's up with that, idiot?

Look, Chaos, I'm not as into interfering with mortals as you. I'm out of practice.

I'll practice you!

Order simply sided and turned to Death. How's Mr. Carlson doing now?

There's a second landing at Georgia. They've only got 3 regiments, but they've also got cannon, and they're sieging territories too quickly.

There we go -- a big win over Hamburg in Georgia!

georgia2w.jpg


Yes, but Magdeburg still holds Alania and Kartli. Even with Trebizon liberated, that's a lot of cash off of his table.

All three watched silently as Daniel took another serious beating in a so-called 'victory.'

kartli2.jpg


The sound of a glass breaking announced that one of the patron's had lost a double or nothing bet; by the ancient rules of Bill's, that meant he lost three planets and a binary star system.

Tough break for that guy.

He was up on the day, but he couldn't let it go.

Kenny Rogers was right. You have to know when to fold them.

All three sat in contemplation of his ancient wisdom. By August 1675, it looked Daniel had finally rid himself of Magdeburg's troops.

alania2.jpg


kartli3.jpg


All that remained was to regain his territory in Alania and Kartli. Then, of course, Magdeburg invaded at Trebizon. Again.

I regret leaving Mr. Carlson; he must be getting very frustrated.

Hey, he's been a dumb human his whole life. I bet he's gotten used to it.

Order glared. I meant at having to play whack-a-mole with the Magdeburg army.

Oh, right. Sorry. Of course, Chaos's apology had all the sincerity of the car salesman who "inadvertently" forgot about the nagging problems in a used car.

Look at that! It looks like Daniel finally did it! Death pointed to the screen, which read "June 10, 1677." Daniel had already retaken Alania and Kartli, and now he'd defeated Magdeburg yet again.

trebizon3.jpg


Not so fast, brother. Chaos saw the revolt of Qarabaghian nationalists and Georgian peasants. Georgia's war exhaustion from all of their "victories" was nearly lethal; it was at 19.45/19.

By December 5, 1678, the rebels had been vanquished and all territory retaken, but Castille had also defeated Imereti's rebels, meaning they would not get a free province. At the end of the month, Algiers surrendered a province and Daniel finally was able to negotiate a peace.

peace1.jpg


peace2n.jpg


As Milan held Abkhazia, that was a wise move. Unfortunately for the poor gambler, it meant that Georgia was considered "a loss", as Daniel could not gain any new territory thanks to the regency council. With no real recourse, he charged at one of Bill's other bouncers -- a specially trained bear, equipped with chainsaws for hands, lasers that shot out of its eyes, and a flamethrower mounted in his chest -- with predictable results. Daniel reached 1682 without incident and arrived at Bill's a few moments later.

"Hello, Order. Thanks for letting me take that one."

We were all pulling for you, Mr. Carlson.

I wasn't.

Everybody ignored him. "Where are we going next?"

Our first return engagement; we're going back to Ethiopia!

At the sound of Ethiopia, Chaos ran screaming from the room. All that was left behind was a small mass of hair on his bar stool.

The remains of his beard.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
I thought seriously about ignoring Ethiopia, since I didn't really want to repeat, but I prefer to stick to the rules whenever possible, and they are at war, albeit a war they've pretty much already won.
 

LordTempest

You mother baka
61 Badges
May 14, 2009
7.756
3.287
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Sengoku
  • Semper Fi
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • March of the Eagles
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Imperator: Rome Sign Up
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Iron Cross
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 500k Club
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Pride of Nations
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Stellaris
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Deus Vult
  • Darkest Hour
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Cities in Motion
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • East India Company
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Arsenal of Democracy
No Returns!
 

Brougal

Second Lieutenant
113 Badges
Sep 12, 2009
169
21
  • Stellaris
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Rome Gold
  • Semper Fi
  • Sengoku
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Sword of the Stars II
  • Knights of Honor
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Tyranny - Tales from the Tiers
  • Steel Division: Normandy 44
  • Steel Division: Normand 44 - Second Wave
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Age of Wonders III
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Cities: Skylines - Snowfall
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Darkest Hour
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • March of the Eagles
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Iron Cross
  • Majesty 2 Collection
  • Stellaris: Necroids
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
hmm, Magdeburgs been quite an annoyance to Daniel in the past few updates, it'd be interesting to see what happens if RNG picks Magdeburg ;)
 
Last edited:

Vrael_1492

Major
63 Badges
Dec 14, 2011
507
0
  • Semper Fi
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Heir to the Throne
  • March of the Eagles
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Commander: Conquest of the Americas
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Stellaris
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Victoria 2
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Colonel
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
I see Chaos is still afraid of the High Chief, even if he should be dead by now! :cool:
 

CivandEUIII

A Frowny... Biscuit?
112 Badges
Feb 17, 2011
945
16
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • Cities in Motion 2
  • Majesty 2 Collection
  • March of the Eagles
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Rome Gold
  • Semper Fi
  • Sengoku
  • Sword of the Stars II
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Magicka
  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  • Warlock 2: The Exiled
  • Tyranny - Tales from the Tiers
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Surviving Mars
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • Tyranny: Gold Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Age of Wonders III
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Darkest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
Ethiopia again?
Wonderful!
maybe Daniel should ask for a souvenir, so he doesn't have to be afraid of Chaos anymore.
 

Avindian

People's Commissar of the Navy
118 Badges
Jan 3, 2010
12.363
280
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Stellaris: Necroids
  • Sword of the Stars II
  • Victoria 2
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Victoria 2 Beta
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Knights of Pen and Paper 2
  • Surviving Mars: First Colony Edition
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife Pre-Order
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • BATTLETECH
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • Tyranny - Bastards Wound
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
:rofl:

But yay, finally a return!

Not everyone agrees with you, apparently ;)

No Returns!

See above. :)

AI Georgia lost 2 provinces and gained 4...I'm terrible at this game lol.
anyway hurray for Ethiopia will Daniel be an owl this time? :p

Haven't decided yet; haven't even played yet.

hmm, Magdeburgs been quite an annoyance to Daniel in the past few updates, it'd be interesting to see what happens if RNG picks Magdeburg ;)

Magdeburg is quickly becoming the only other player in Germany, apart from Bohemia.

I see Chaos is still afraid of the High Chief, even if he should be dead by now! :cool:

Good country for a return, with its history with Chaos.

I'm not entirely sure how I'll work it in, although the High Chief is most certainly dead. This is Order, now, since we confirmed Chaos will be back in 1700 (along with 20 year updates instead of 10.)
 

generalolaf

welfare state fanboy
51 Badges
Jul 29, 2011
2.136
551
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Sengoku
  • Semper Fi
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • March of the Eagles
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Cities in Motion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • For the Motherland
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Prison Architect
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • 500k Club
  • War of the Roses
  • Warlock 2: The Exiled
  • Victoria 2
  • Cities: Skylines
Ethiopia? Could be interesting to see the difference... :D

Will we see a state of the world in 1700?
 

Avindian

People's Commissar of the Navy
118 Badges
Jan 3, 2010
12.363
280
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Stellaris: Necroids
  • Sword of the Stars II
  • Victoria 2
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Victoria 2 Beta
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Knights of Pen and Paper 2
  • Surviving Mars: First Colony Edition
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife Pre-Order
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • BATTLETECH
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • Tyranny - Bastards Wound
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
Ethiopia? Could be interesting to see the difference... :D

Will we see a state of the world in 1700?

I'll probably throw in a couple of maps for sure. If there's something you're dying to see, let me know and if I've got spots for screenshots, I'll put them in.

Ethiopia should be interesting

I think so too.

Well, even though I'm on spring break (yay!) I have lots of papers to grade (boo!). I'd like to say there'll be an update this week, but I'm making no promises at this point.
 

Rohdan

Recruit
113 Badges
Oct 6, 2010
1
0
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • For The Glory
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Lead and Gold
  • The Kings Crusade
  • Magicka
  • Majesty 2
  • Majesty 2 Collection
  • Tyranny - Tales from the Tiers
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Rome Gold
  • Semper Fi
  • Ship Simulator Extremes
  • Sword of the Stars
  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Cities in Motion
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Darkest Hour
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Victoria 2
  • Stellaris: Necroids
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Pride of Nations
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Magicka 2
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
I have to say that I am really enjoying reading this AAR and I'm looking forward to the return to Ethiopia. Also, was that a reference to the film Wargames in the Flanders update?
 

Avindian

People's Commissar of the Navy
118 Badges
Jan 3, 2010
12.363
280
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Stellaris: Necroids
  • Sword of the Stars II
  • Victoria 2
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Victoria 2 Beta
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Knights of Pen and Paper 2
  • Surviving Mars: First Colony Edition
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife Pre-Order
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • BATTLETECH
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • Tyranny - Bastards Wound
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
I have to say that I am really enjoying reading this AAR and I'm looking forward to the return to Ethiopia. Also, was that a reference to the film Wargames in the Flanders update?

Welcome to the Forums! :) Good eye, that was indeed a reference to Wargames.

I should update here, almost certainly, by Tuesday.
 

Avindian

People's Commissar of the Navy
118 Badges
Jan 3, 2010
12.363
280
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Stellaris: Necroids
  • Sword of the Stars II
  • Victoria 2
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Victoria 2 Beta
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Knights of Pen and Paper 2
  • Surviving Mars: First Colony Edition
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife Pre-Order
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • BATTLETECH
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • Tyranny - Bastards Wound
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
Most excellent, I'm sure that Daniel will find Ethiopia more taxing this time around:p

Oh, he does. He does. ::nods::

Without spoiling the surprise, we have yet another return engagement after Ethiopia, according to the RNG. I know Tanzhang was quite firmly against return engagements, but the rest of you seemed in favor. That being true, I want to get everybody's opinion on it before I update and reveal the name of said country. Return engagements or no?

I'm also having trouble thinking of good jokes, so I'm going to have to delay the update in any case :(
 

Vrael_1492

Major
63 Badges
Dec 14, 2011
507
0
  • Semper Fi
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Heir to the Throne
  • March of the Eagles
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Commander: Conquest of the Americas
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Stellaris
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Victoria 2
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Colonel
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
For me it is perfectly fine with return engagements/re-visits. It will be fun to see how they are doing after a couple of years. BTW, I hope you end in Mataram. :p
 

Sakura_F

Stadtholder of Turin
65 Badges
Apr 6, 2011
2.626
205
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Semper Fi
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Darkest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Colonel
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Stellaris
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Victoria 2 Beta
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
For me it is perfectly fine with return engagements/re-visits. It will be fun to see how they are doing after a couple of years. BTW, I hope you end in Mataram. :p

This, also...

I HOPE YOU HAVE MORE RELIGION CHANGE BAD-THINGS. So you can use my mod... and I can become a famous modder. >_>
 

Rendap

Second Lieutenant
61 Badges
Jul 14, 2009
131
1
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Sengoku
  • Europa Universalis: Rome
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • March of the Eagles
  • Magicka
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • For the Motherland
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Stellaris: Megacorp
  • BATTLETECH
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Europa Universalis IV: Dharma
  • Age of Wonders III
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia
  • Pride of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Stellaris: Necroids
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Stellaris: Ancient Relics
  • Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century
  • Victoria 2
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Knights of Pen and Paper 2
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Stellaris
  • Stellaris Sign-up
Reruns are fine! Let's see if Order or Death can handle the Shaman.... :)