3 nivôse an XIII
By the direct order of His Imperial Majesty, and with the full approbation of the Senate of France and the Corps législatif, the Kingdom of Etruria is henceforth to pass under the direct administration of the Republic and the people of France. Provisions will be made for the safe transport of Their Majesties the Queen Mother and King Charles Louis from the country. Provisional administration of the Kingdom, from this point forwards the départements of the Arno, Méditerranée and Ombrone; is to fall to Louis Pierre, Count Montbrun until otherwise established.
1 thermidor an XV
Addressed to His Most Serene Highness, Manuel of the Algarves, Prince of the Peace;
His Imperial Majesty wishes to express to Your Most Serene Highness, both as Prime Minister in Spain and as Prince of the Algarves, the formal guarantee of Spanish (and therefore Algarvese) sovereignty by the French Republic. It is His Imperial Majesty's most fervent hope that peace and brotherhood may forever prevail between our nations, united in amity and a common orientation towards freedom.
Your Most Obedient Servant,
Jean-Baptiste de Nompère de Champagny,
Foreign Minister for His Imperial Majesty
13 septiembre, 1807
Addressed to the Rt Honourable George Canning, Foreign Secretary for His Majesty George III;
His Most Catholic Majesty thanks you for your kind words and wishes. However, while your offer of peace on behalf of your liege was most generous, His Most Catholic Majesty feels that the Kingdom of Spain is best served by staying the course in her foreign affairs. While the current state of relations between our countries is most unfortunate, in the absence of a more agreeable settlement the Kingdom of Spain remains uninterested in a more comprehensive discussion of peace.
Yours Most Faithfully,
SAS Manuel of the Algarves, Prince of the Peace;
First Minister in Spain on the behalf of His Most Catholic Majesty
Observing the Chaos and Disorder which has Plagued the lands over which We, as Sovereign, reign by the Grace of Almighty God, We are most Distressed. Although as of late the hostilities between the people of this fair and Bounteous land and those of Our allies have wrought Great Devastation, fueled by the rank insanity of Those who reigned before Us, know that those days have come to an End. We swear before Almighty God that Peace and Prosperity shall reign throughout the land, in concord and delight with those, once enemies, who are now amongst our dearest relations.
A Proclamation of His Most Pious Majesty
Deus salve o Rei, Deus salve nossa bela terra!
D. Luis Carlos I
His Most Pious Majesty, King of Suevitania
And so Louis is given the kingdom he's always wanted. Or at least, that his mother has always wanted for him. Suevitania seems a nice enough place, even if it doesn't look too much like it can be trusted with its monarchs. I wish His Most Pious Majesty luck, though naturally remain hopeful nevertheless that Lord Liverpool will get his act together and defeat the Little General.
As for Lord Liverpool, I think he and the rest of the United Kingdom are content to keep up a blockade of parts of the Continent and then leave Napoleon to his designs. There hasn't been a Trafalgar or TTL equivalent but British naval superiority is still firmly established; so I can well imagine a stalemate persisting these final years before the game ends. With the Imperial wedding between Napoleon and Maria Luisa of Austria setting Franco-Austrian relations high in-game the only real threat at this point would be Prussia.
If there hasn't been a Trafalgar (and I urge you to do all you can to rectify that poste-haste) then is Nelson still alive? I will be very disappointed if we go the whole AAR without seeing him appear at all.
Having said that, I'll take or leave Wellington. He's never quite recovered in my estimations from the farce that was his handling of the Days of May...
Bravo, Ab! A fine effort, and I dare say a wonderful manner in which to breathe some life back into the MotE forum. One can't argue with the end result, either. A white peace to end the Napoleonic Wars does seem something of an anti-climax, though it's infinitely better than seeing the British forced to accept some sort of ignominious treaty. Did the stalemate just persist in the end, considering the British seem to have retained naval dominance?
This, I must say, would be a very interesting starting scenario for a game of Victoria, though I don't know how you could go about implementing it. Nevertheless, congratulations on finishing – not in the least because it marks your first completed AAR. Hopefully it will be the first of many.
The stalemate just kept dragging onwards from the declaration of the second in-game Coalition in 1811, to the WP in 1819. While the first in-game Coalition, lasting from 1805-1810 did see some actual fighting, by the time the second one rolled around France and Co. was absolutely untouchable on land while Britannia ruled the waves.
And yes, I think it would be an interesting VII scenario, although instead of a conversion I would probably opt to do a Napoleon's Legacy mod AAR. But I think I'll focus on another MotE AAR or two first, I find I like it here
Well, you have the place to yourself. What's not to like?
If you do plan on getting started with another project soon, and if you don't have any concrete plans already, I'm sure it's evident which nation I would most like to see as the subject of an AAR.