- Nov 27, 2013
Saw your ad on reddit and had a blast reading this so far. Will be following in earnest.
Thankyou so much man!I saw the reddit post a few hours ago and spent that time catching up. This is an amazing AAR! I love the frankly absurd amount of research that has gone into the story, the story and its context turns a standard Sokoto game into something extraordinary. I'm looking forward to further updates!
Thankyou so much man!This is amazing! I love how you weave self-referencing detail and foreshadowing into your posts. Will be keeping tabs on this series!
Thankyou so much mannnnn!just read this cover to cover from credit. Totally amazing, I'm hooked! More please!
Thanks for commenting man. Yes, surviving the conference of Berlin is the main aim of this AAR and yet its not. If I do get invaded and conquered, then there might be other ways to continue the game. History of a region does not end when an empire falls. It continues on.Came from reddit and finished reading the entire AAR so far.
Love what you written so far and hope you survive the Conference of Berlin.
It's more restrictive in Vic2 than it is in EU3. You can see under the politics tab that it's 9.36. At 25 infamy great powers will start declaring containment wars. Depending on your CB and RNG you can have the whole world coming down on you because you got 2 bad rolls fabricating on African minor powers.Also, how is your infamy/badboy? (Vic2 does have that right?)
Prace is unfortunately a luxury that even the strongest of monarchs cannot afford easily. Let's hope the situation stabilizes soon.Job well done in Dahomey, but with a heresy rearing its head in Tukulor straight afterwards it looks like the Caliphate has not done with war just yet! I wonder how long the rest of the west African states will last before Sokoto conquers all before it?
Yes you are right. I am doing all this friendship with the British so that they aren't a nuisance at least before the Berlin conference.Getting on Britain's good side regarding the slave trade is a smart idea. In a couple of decades the Europeans might be interested in empire for empire's sake but right now I'm guessing they're quite happy to have Africans do the job for them.
And even more war! What are the Caliphate's demographics at this point? Must be a very cosmopolitan state.
I love that guy. Hes a great success story. A role model for failures lol. Malam Taid the great!Malam Taid sounds like the guy who gained his position definitely due to skills Lets hope the next generation of generals are not like this
Yes. I also honour the West Africa squadron. It takes a strong hand to destroy slavery as a business and that's what they did.Creating and funding the West Africa Squadron is probably the best thing the British Empire ever did for the world at large. I won't say they necessarily did it for entirely selfless reasons, but anything that helps eliminate the abhorrent practice of slavery gets solid marks in my book.
Malam Taid definitely doesn't measure up to his mentor's caliber in terms of finesse, but sometimes you need a hammer instead of a scalpel.
In story terms they will give some ultimatum to Tukulor. In gameplay terms I was justifying the CB upon them.Surprised that the Sokotans didnt go for Tukulor immediately afterwards, but i guess they got distracted. I have rather enjoyed this AAR as i know too little about Sub-Saharan africa and this has been a fun learning experience.
Sokoto's views on slavery are nothing different than any non-European nation of that era. They removed it in Dahomey to make a deal with the British. Actually the thing is that slavery's decline as a trade was also due to it's decreasing customer base and also because the palm oil and other trades with Europe and were becoming much more profitable but the Europeans needed slavery banned in most cases for you being able to trade these things with them.What is the overall view of Sokoto's government towards slavery at this point? They seemed happy to remove it in Dahomey, but I recall them not wanting to impose heavy restrictions on it in general.
Also, how is your infamy/badboy? (Vic2 does have that right?)
Thank you very much for commenting man.It's more restrictive in Vic2 than it is in EU3. You can see under the politics tab that it's 9.36. At 25 infamy great powers will start declaring containment wars. Depending on your CB and RNG you can have the whole world coming down on you because you got 2 bad rolls fabricating on African minor powers.
Yes that is exactly what is happening. Lets hope the military victories continue!I wonder whether there'll be discontent in Sokoto at the Sultan's ties with Europeans... I guess his military successes prevent these sentiments from being anything other than marginal yet.
As I have stated, I am not going to westernize in the way the game portrays. Vicky2's westernize mechanics are all related to the Meiji restoration which is impossible to work in an Africa theocracy like Sokoto.Sokoto at its current state seems way too fundamentalist, I wonder if there's even a chance for them to westernize