Not a Sahib
- Nov 25, 2007
Haab Til Hiertet Briister
This will be my first paradox AAR, so please, easy on the hardware ^^
I will start the game in 1670 with the coronation of Christian V as the second absolute monarch of Denmark-Norway and play as long as it takes me to complete my still unfinished storyline.
I’ll be using NA 2.2 and Merlin’s graphical overhaul mod pack.
Please enjoy, and do leave comments!
The title is a somewhat old Danish motto of the 1st National Zeeland Cavalry Regiment of 1670. It literally means: Have hope until your heart bursts. Which I'll need if I'm going to win against Sweden
In the short period of time from 1658 to 1670, the twin kingdom Denmark-Norway had witnessed remarkable change and worryingly severe crisis.
The lands of Denmark had been torn asunder after the first phase of the Northern Wars. The Swedish neighbour had ripped a third of Denmark alongside its abundance of riches away.
Norway had also been hit hard by their victorious neighbours. The land of mountains and fjords lost the provinces of Bohus and Hjämtland Len. In a period also Trondheim was also occupied by the Swedes, which granted them a window to the Atlantic and possibly overseas colonisation.
Yet Karl Gustav, the king of Sweden decided to use his fine tuned killing machine to finish Denmark completely of. Only a short time after the first fatal peace deal he attacked once again.
(Which we all know would result in a -6 stability hit for breaking truce/attacking fellow Protestants).
However the following Swedish defeat gave Denmark some dignity back.
Though the Scanian question was still unresolved.
So in 1670 Christian 5th rose to the throne. He was not very bright, or very tactful but he was determined to prove his worth on the field. Preferably a Scanian field…
Our tale begins a misty morning, 1670 June 29th at the harbour of Copenhagen..
Update will follow soon.