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An update I am hugely happy to see, a real window into your Italy both at home and on the front. It was all brilliant but I particularly liked the naval portions and also the view of domestic affairs during the war, the Queen handles Italy well it seems.

I can't help but worry about the post war settlement, will all of the Holy League members have their war goals satisfied or will someone be left out?

One only has to think of Italy after the the great war or Bulgaria after there first balcan war in our timeline. So many great powers involved mean a great deal will be expected once the Ottomans have been soundly thrashed.
 
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Seems life goes on, not always easy, as the war in the East is going better than expected.
 
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An update I am hugely happy to see, a real window into your Italy both at home and on the front. It was all brilliant but I particularly liked the naval portions and also the view of domestic affairs during the war, the Queen handles Italy well it seems.

I can't help but worry about the post war settlement, will all of the Holy League members have their war goals satisfied or will someone be left out?

One only has to think of Italy after the the great war or Bulgaria after there first balcan war in our timeline. So many great powers involved mean a great deal will be expected once the Ottomans have been soundly thrashed.
I do hope no one notices that austria got a new balkan empire and the italians got the Holy land whilst france got...war debts and Poland helped austria get stronger.
 
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An excellent update, along with the prior one dealing with the local economics.

Francesco seems to have his search for glory in reach. I hope the violence done makes it worth it in the end.

Hopefully the Austrians were more restrained then the Venetians and the Parthenon survives more intact.
 
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IN THE NAME OF THE HOLY LEAGUE - DEUS VULT!!

Great update, and well worth the wait.
Seems life goes on, not always easy, as the war in the East is going better than expected.
Ooh, another update, and packed with lots of awesome detail as always. Look forward to seeing how the war wraps up!
Thanks so much. I know it took me a while but I enjoyed writing this update very much and I'm glad it was well received. I like to keep in domestic stuff and background details so it doesn't come out as just a list of battles and results. I'm glad it's appreciated.

Goodness, this is going well. Probably the end of the ottomans as a big power because the Europeans are going to tear them up and keep doing it, as per the game. Definitely the end of the ottomans in europe unless austria and Poland fall out before they finish feasting, and even then austria will eventually be able to take them by themsevles.

All good news for Italy of course.
An update I am hugely happy to see, a real window into your Italy both at home and on the front. It was all brilliant but I particularly liked the naval portions and also the view of domestic affairs during the war, the Queen handles Italy well it seems.

I can't help but worry about the post war settlement, will all of the Holy League members have their war goals satisfied or will someone be left out?

One only has to think of Italy after the the great war or Bulgaria after there first balcan war in our timeline. So many great powers involved mean a great deal will be expected once the Ottomans have been soundly thrashed.
I do hope no one notices that austria got a new balkan empire and the italians got the Holy land whilst france got...war debts and Poland helped austria get stronger.
The war is definitely going quite well, but the post-war period will be far from smooth and easygoing. So everyone predicting trouble is going to be correct.

Hopefully the Austrians were more restrained then the Venetians and the Parthenon survives more intact.
No major atrocities committed during the Austrian capture of Athens. However, the next chapter will be quite a bit heavier on sacking and pillaging. Expect more grimdark as the war progresses.

Speaking of the next update, I am hoping to not have nearly as long of a delay. I already have a good amount done. Thanks everyone for reading.
 
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Thanks so much. I know it took me a while but I enjoyed writing this update very much and I'm glad it was well received. I like to keep in domestic stuff and background details so it doesn't come out as just a list of battles and results. I'm glad it's appreciated.
Far too many AAR's are just combat results and gameplay, so the sheer detail you go through is something I most certainly enjoy in an AAR.
And I'll look forwards for more.


And as others said, and as you said, I do hope atleast the architecture survives in Greece and Balkans.
And I do dread what might happen in the oh so stable balkans and middle east now that we're going to be seeing troubles ahead.