- Jun 30, 2013
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you my new AAR. As you may have guessed from its name, it's about Arabs and Caliphate. Shia Caliphate to be precise. Fatimid Shia Caliphate to be even more precise.
Now, if you're like me you like Fatimids. What's not to love: opulent luxury, dreams of world conquest, secret societies, mysticism, intrigue, intricate architecture, blooming arts, corruption, decadence, mad caliphs, mysterious disappearances of mad caliphs, desert tribes! More desert tribes to put down revolts of desert tribes! Slave armies to put down revolts of desert tribes! Desert tribes to put down slave armies' revolts!
Sorry, I got carried away. Initially, I started the game as Fatimids in Syria in 867, without planning to go AAR on it. But since this game turned out one of the most interesting games of CK2 I ever had, I've decided to AARize it. This means I don't have screenshots of most events between 867 and 1114. It also means that the first installments of the AAR would be me recapping the proceedings of founding years of Caliphate. The actual gameplay would start from 1114. Be warned.
I play with all the modules included in the latest version of HIP. How people manage to play in Levant without SWMH is a mystery.
This AAR is organised as follows: first 2 chapters mostly deal with events, preceding 867, chapter 3 tells about Ismaili uprising and birth of Al-Fatimyyun state. This chapters constitute part 0, which can be skipped without hesitation. Actual game-play starts in part 1. The events, preceding 1114, can be found with 900-1114 timeline.
The narrative part of the AAR starts here.
Sorry for inconvenience.