with France free, and with the fifth largest military, it is time to buff up your industry and your military... [hint, hint ]Rensslaer said:..Ultimately, a republican government with an unexpectedly authoritarian character reigned over Paris, and eventually the rest of France. Kaiser Wilhelm I decided to cut his losses and accept an uneasy truce with the new Gambetta government. And Louis Napoleon, the last Bonaparte of any consequence, was finally gone. He could cheat fate – and death – no more.
Great to see you, Draco! In my reading of history, I've found that it's just... so French! The less glowing accounts of the French Revolution (the ones which don't equate it with "the second coming") mention some of the most brutal and savage behavior by the residents of Paris, who in those times were quite anarchistic.Draco Rexus said:I've never been overly fond of the Nappy family, but that was just a nasty way to go... First betrayed and then torn apart by an angry mob. That's just..... so wrong.
Thank you for your kindness, Coz. Yes, I think he's the final Nappy. Some others may drift, but not to return.coz1 said:Me neither. I was just thinking how difficult it would be for him to get back in the good graces with the Prussians...now it's quite a moot point, isn't it?
I must assume the radicals had it planned this way from the beginning. Try to incite riot using the socialists as a ruse, and then take power. I can't see Wilhelm waiting too terribly long to reverse that position of an uneasy peace.
Great stuff here, Renss. A very vivid moment of the final Nappy's death. (He is the final Nappy isn't he? )
I didn't read it at first because I thought "Prussian AAR? boring". Glad I read it though .. Took me ages to read it too :wacko:
Anyhow, back to lurking!
Rensslaer said:With both, Russia and France, it was difficult to decide what to do (largely due to strange game mechanics). Both had socialist governments, suddenly, but both retained alliances with Prussia. Did we wish to break the alliance and attack? In the end, I decided that Prussia was not in a position to lose those alliances, far less to then attack countries with major military power!
Ghostwriter, I too had grown very fond of Louis Napoleon. He's been one of several characters who have taken on a life of their own in this story -- for me, and I think for many of you.GhostWriter said:sorry to see that Louis Napoleon go the way he did. had grown rather fond of him. [ shudder :wacko: ]
Rensslaer said:...an index for (the) AAR..helpful for new readers (or old!) or not. I may leave it, just because it's helpful to me!..
Alamgir said:Great job! I've been reading for the past "few" hours and have loved every minute if it. Has this AAR really gone on for a year?