- Nov 13, 2007
A great update to the story there! Can't wait for the next part!
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Thanks, Shepherd! Welcome!Have been lurking since the start but only just bought the game and registered. A great read and a great tutorial for economic micromanagement (critical with the minors).
Looking forward to the rest of the story.
Excellent, LaBretonniere! Glad you're enjoying. Welcome!As a longtime lurker (since the first post of this Portugal AAR!) and first-time poster for AAR threads, I'd like to say I'm thoroughly enjoying the reading and watching with anticipation. Thank you very much, Rensslaer, for the story you've told so far and I look forward to following the story through to the very end!
Yes, I will be covering the interesting war outside of Portugal's own sphere's of influence. Some interesting things going on, though I'm not sure how atypical they are.At last it begins! We will see if Portugal is prepared to defend and expand it long stagnating empire! I'm surprised Denmark decided to fight, maybe with Sweden as a close ally they had a little more incentive.
I'm hoping for some good stories out of these battles aswell!
Welcome, BoemsiBoemsie! Thanks for your kind words, and for taking the time to comment! I think you'll be happy with the Condor squadron. I am!I hadn't posted on your AAR yet, but I must say it is very well written and very exciting. I hope the Condor does what it supposed to do, kill ships. It seems like a balancing act with the resources and your far flung units. Anyway, all the best!
Yes, I'll definitely be trying to expand beyond that. Welcome, HMAS-Nameless!
I have a special plan to deal with the marauding Royal Navy... You'll see!awesomeness! the anticipation of how the woar will turn out can be felt in the air. Yeah that situation in Cabinda is pretty scary. Even if you would attack the Belgians too early, your forces would be weaker and the French would notice. but as long as your transport fleets can hop around unmolested in that part of the world, you can use the same division for protecting more than one province at the same time.
Yes, testing with military access in both, Spain and Hong Kong (the Guangxi approach) proved untenable, because by the time my units were to get where they would need to be to attack, they'd be out of supply. The only practical way into Hong Kong is by sea, unfortunately. Fortunately, the same is true of Macao.Hmmm, yeah from where I am, things look like they could go ok, or not well at all. Do you think you'll be able to pop more men into Africa? I guess you've already had a look at military access into HK.
Aha! This is part of my grand, strategic plan -- cherry picking IC and resources provinces where I can.Great job at early getting additional IC
Well, Saigon soon becomes a part of what might seem a hilarious "keystone cops" operation, which should provide plenty of entertainment, but also lots of nail-biting suspense! Much to come, on this subject!Nice start to the war. It seems that progress during the first days of warfare was pretty good, and your conquest of Saigon was a clever move, especially considering the French will soon surrender if the Germans keep up their momentum. At the moment you are able to sail your ships around, but I fear that soon the oceans will be a dangerous place for your small fleet. I am actually surprised that your naval forces in the Far East haven’t been attack by the British yet, have they removed all their naval forces from Hong Kong and Singapore?
Thanks! Glad to have you along! Welcome, Red Communist!Wow, I just started reading it today, it drew me in very fast!
Keep up the good work.
Actually, in v1.2 conquered French territory goes to the "controller" (the conquerer) when the event occurs, along with some other interesting stuff.Won't Saigon's province be granted to the Vichy when France surrenders, regardless of who holds it now?
(All of French Indochina, for that matter, so that Vichy France can grant Japan use)
That's right -- thanks for your suggestion!yay! an index no more worrying about missed posts.
Great job so far, I'm looking forward to the war to come.
Yes, I've been playing Paradox games for a long time, and even Victoria, after about 4 years in release and patching, still had these odd text errors. After all, I only know for sure of one guy in the Paradox office whose native language is English, so.... There are more game-critical bugs to be tracking down right now.The text in that notification seems to be horribly off.
Thanks! I appreciate your kind praise!The hunt for prey, a fantastic scene!
Thanks! The next few updates will be gameplay style, but there will be more fictional interludes...A great update to the story there! Can't wait for the next part!
Thank you very much! This is the first time I've tried a "gameplay-narrative" mix. My first AAR was "narrative-historybook", followed by a pure narrative AAR, followed by a couple of pure gameplay AARs. I'm still feeling out the process for this, but it's good to be able (to have an "excuse" to!) to write fiction again!Whoa...good story update. You're a virtuoso of the AARs my good man! Good thing though that the Brits (who I assume were the target?) haven't gotten VT Proximity Fuze's from the Yanks yet.
Thanks! I suppose I could look in the files, or start as UK, to see how many escorts they're sending. Not sure, but I'm just guessing.Great battle scene Renss. Very well done, it seems like your air forces managed to catch an almost defenceless convoy, and the few escorts around didn’t give you much problems. If you continue like this maybe you will be able to hurt the British so much that they will be interested in a peace treaty...
I was looking forward to finishing that scene, too. Just did it this week, though I'd planned alot of it out already. More to come...Great scene - I really enjoyed seeing "Chita" finally in action. Let us hope her first kill is a good omen for your coming campaign. No one can ignore the Imperio Novo now .
Looking forward to the continuation!
Thanks! Hopefully another update tomorrow or so.Well written! I really enjoyed reading that! Looking forward to the next update.
Thanks! And Welcome, Messenger!Great story you've got here Rensslaer. Can't wait for your update.
Always appreciate your feedback, especially on narrative scenes! And you've caught the essence, yes -- an opportunistic offensive strategy to take advantage of the weaknesses of a very strong opponent (or two!).Good, believeable, scene with the Condor. A successful attack, but not too much so.
Your war has started and Portuguese conduct so far reminds me a bit of a hyena. Not so much the picking at dead carcasses, more the opportunistic hunting. It suits you pretty well, so far. As far as France goes, is it good or bad that the territories next to Cabinda will form the nucleus of Free France after the Vichy events? You're guaranteed hostility from those quarters and since the Free French don't really have the means to do much else, I suspect you might bear the brunt of their attention.
So you've invaded Saigon. What's that saying about getting involved in a land war in Asia again?
That's an early Japanese invasion attempt. Strangely, they never tried to expand it, and the Guangxi never seemed to do anything to get rid of it. There may have been fierce combat underway that I just didn't notice, but I'm not sure.
Who's attacking Guangxi???
Oh, excellent! Greece should be fun. Interesting location, enough on the periphery of what's going on to be not immediately steamrolled, but near enough to have a certainty of action with Italy, etc. Will you do an AAR, in addition to your USSR one? Not that I'm necessarily recommending multiple simultaneous AAR projects. I know from experience that can be difficult and time consuming.