Saint Milites, Patron of Huguenots and the Gallic Church
The Glorification Of Milites
Hello again, time for another glorification, this months saint is Milites!
1. Congratulations! Why don’t you start by telling us a little bit about yourself:
Thanks a bunch, I'm an 18 year old Gymnasium (high school/secondary) senior living life to the fullest in Aarhus, Denmark. I study three specific subjects as my majors, which are German, English and political science. When I'm not toiling over the works of Goethe, Giddens and Shakespeare I enjoy doing what every young and healthy person likes to do; getting wasted and play paradox games. Other than that I have a sound interest for history, philosophy and theology (Bultmann and Kierkegaard are two of my absolute favorites).
2. What does your username mean?
Well it's actually pretty straightforward. It's the Latin equivalent of "soldier" or knight. I had this whole thing with Latin going on at the point I signed up so that's the reason..
3. How did you discover Paradox games?
Many a day ago I stumbled over EU I and HoI I in the discount box at my local games pusher. I though "hey that looks pretty cool" and bought both of them. First I loaded EU I and within moments I had gone bankrupt and my nation (Ming lol) was on the verge of collapse. Enraged I loaded HoI.. I think I just stared at the screen before quitting. I didn't even play both games for more than ten minutes before I had uinstalled first EU and then HoI ^^. Thankfully I bought EU II to some years later and got really hooked. This led to me getting EU III (one of the best games I've ever bought) and thus my enjoyment of the paradox games started.
4. What is your favorite thing about Paradox games?
I think the coolest thing is that they can be so darn hard to learn only to make you truly appreciate the mechanics when you get the hang of 'em.
5. How did you discover the forums?
Honestly I don't really remember, although I seem to recall that I was searching for some graphical mods or something on google. Then I stumbled over the AAR forums (especially Rensslaer's Sforza! AAR). Got hooked on the many great stories and people inhabiting the AARland.
6. Do you remember your first experience here?
No, not really. Well I was lurking for a long time until I finally got myself kicked together to actually sign up..I've been in the shadows since.. late 2006?
7. What was your favorite experience on the forums?
Actually achieving to reach page three with my second AAR Seriously it has to be that there are people interested in what I write and the maps I make.. you it's got to be that. That or being Glorified!
8. Your “Paris…” AAR is great; do you have any advice for other AAR writers?
Thanks! Well I haven't been in busyness for that long but, to me, the first thing one should do, would be to be sure of the general idea of the AAR. It has helped me enormously to have a more or less solid story line to follow and then squeezing the game events in. Other than that just do the basic stuff; always remember to edit, make the text readable (wall's of text only scare readAArs away.. well I get scared away ha ha..)
9. What was your favorite part to write about so far?
Well I've really enjoyed writing it all, but in particaular I really like Chapter IIX - Twilight of an Empire the last chapter of part I. It has some good graphics and a nice mixture between the standard history book style and a more narrative "source" in the dramatic speech of Henri IV.
10. Who are your influences when it comes to AAR writing?
FYROM has inspired me greatly when it comes to map making and structure.
11. Do you have any favorite AARs?
For EU III, I really liked TreizeV's "Je maintendrai" and RossN's Aragonese "Strange Shores". On the lighter side Gruby's Norway tale is absolutely hilarious. Faeelin has written two awesome HOI II stories about Germany and Nationalist China. Phargle's Danish AAR for CK is also pure comedy gold.
12. What do you like most about AAR-writing?
Making the maps, writing the actual words and the readAARs
Once again, let us congratulate the newest AARland saint, Milites!