- Jan 26, 2004
Chapter 1 - Dipping our toe in the water
Chapter 2 - The Phoney War
Chapter 3 - A New Order in Germany
Chapter 4 - Changing Politics
Chapter 5 - The Russian Bear
Chapter 6 - Peace and Recovery
Chapter 7 - A Naval Adventure
Chapter 8 - Endgame, Part One
Chapter 9 - Endgame, Part Two
Hello, and welcome to my first AAR with March of the Eagles.
As the title suggests, I won't be going through any guides, tutorials or such, but diving right in with Prussia. I hope this will be an interesting opportunity to watch a novice fumbling through his first game – no matter how things pan out. If disaster strikes, you can watch me ruefully learn from my failings!
So, why Prussia you may ask? I ruled out France and the UK as that would be too much to begin with I feel. Russia was tempting, due to the relative safety offered by its eastern position, but in the end I could not resist Prussia.
As the image shows above, the games gives Prussia a medium difficulty - it does not have the considerable advantages of the bigger players but it is not immediately vulnerable either. As the description notes, we are in a curious position. The upheaval in Europe is a prime opportunity to displace Austria as the dominant power in Germany, but France have already made gains in Hanover. We will have to be wary as we pick fights with our neighbours, as our relatively small manpower pool would quickly dwindle in the face of a large coalition.
My objectives will be fluid, and depend entirely on how well (or not) I'm getting to grips with the game. However, this is of course a war game, so it would be rude for me not to explore the new combat system!
So anyway, I hope you enjoy the AAR, and I welcome all comments and feedback – I'm sure there will be plenty of opportunities to show me the error of my ways!