Old Boardgame Grognard
- Aug 31, 2008
Congrats - and quite understand the situation you find yourself in! The quality you produce takes time and spare nervous energy to craft. Sounds like the batteries are slowly recharging!
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.
It was a combination of not having the money to upgrade and just a lack of attention on my part. I didn't effectively re-organize my fleets for war time and still had them set up for pace-time trading and pirate hunting. They declared war on me and as I was trying to figure out my land defenses they pretty much knocked out all my fleets. I did manage to save some light ships by getting them into ports before they got attacked but all my heavy ships and galleys pretty much for smoked. I wasn't happy, especially because it just let the Spanish sit on Sicily and attack at will since I couldn't stop them or get to them with my land army.Why were the Tuscan fleets so weak and mixed? RP or war happened before upgrades?
I was just wondering - did you realize that you were setting off a massive coalition war against yourself? What went into that decision?
No, it was not intentional at all. I knew there was a coalition but I didn’t think they’d declare war on me given the strength of my alliances. I was just trying to ride the coalition out to then make a move against the Ottoman Empire but then this happened. I was caught off guard, which is why my fleets got shredded right off the bat. Honestly, I got lucky that France, Austria, and Poland all entered the war on my side when Spain declared on me or else this would’ve been much rougher. I think it turned out great for storytelling purposes though.I was wondering the same thing: was the coalition intentional or accidental?
Thank you so much for the kind words, I am happy you enjoyed it. I also just wanted to give an update. Things in my life are finally starting to settle down. I should have plenty of time to write in the month of September and I am aiming to get one vignette and one chapter update added int he next two weeks (so two total updates). I want to thank everyone for their patience and also thank everyone who voted for Italian Ambitions in the Q2 ACAs.Just spent the last 2 days reading all of this wonderfull AAR. The amout of detail you put into each post makes me think I am reading a history book and not an AAR. You really do make it seem as these events really happened.
It's always nice to see an update!
Thank you both. Also, next update you will see that Naples and the south did not quite get the worst of the war.Florentine Caribbeans have indeed got a mighty fine wooden wall to guard itself I see.
however it feels quite bad for Naples, as even in an Alt-History story they still seem to be getting the short end of the stick when it comes to Italian geopolitics. Here's hoping Naples gets better rep and more love from the Medici and Florence one day.
And as always. the sheer quality of this AAR is simply fabulous.