Fumbling My Way through History
- Oct 18, 2009
I just wanted to let you know that I have finished the game. Judging from the number of screenshots, I think 2 or 3 chapters and 2 chapters of epilogue.
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Wonderful! I'm looking forward to see the final chapters and then if you plan on doing another eventual paradox AAR.I just wanted to let you know that I have finished the game. Judging from the number of screenshots, I think 2 or 3 chapters and 2 chapters of epilogue.
Yeah, I know. I had not taken the time to and from India and the Phillipines into account. Had I known that it would take so long to make the round trip, I would probably just have deleted the soldiers and trained new regiments in France.The Entente in another form, I suppose! Those HRE numbers in the last war were chilling, even after mauling them their armies were still bigger than yours. It really is a shame though that the game is ending. A war of independence against Russia or even another HRE war would have been cool to see.
Quick! someone get my Spymaster...oops, wrong game. :rofl:Glad to see my beloved Austria survived and flourished (to an extent).
The Ottos saved my bacon on more than one occasion through the ages with timely DoWs.You had a lot of luck with the Ottomans in the begining of the second update and it was good that you peaced out early even if your borders did not get completely fixed. Weird for Scandinavia: I thought that "too many great power allies" modifier was no longer affecting long-term alliances with relations over 100 between two "great powers". I loved the part of the update where you decided to fight for the union with Russsia: it was great words to start a last war to end a truly glorious campaign, even if it was not the last war we (or atleast I) expected, but I guess you had bad luck with dynasties since the beginning with a Habsburgs on your throne since a while.
Also I would like to thank you as I did in the begining, for proving that the BBB (France) can be played and even written about in an AAR in this game without it being a cakewalk and hopefuly more people than before in the EU4 AAR forums will follow your example and dare to play with the bigger nations in gameplay AAR's and not only the Albania's or Ryukyu's.
ok, thank you. Those things always confuse the heck out of me.The PU in this case was not affected by your prestige, it was tied to the prestige/legitmacy of your potential union leaders (Russia and Spain).
A hint for a future paradox AAR by you?
I there were a decent mod for transfering my game to V2, I might even consider it. Still a bit sore about that PU.Any chance you take this to V2?
I am glad you enjoyed it. Beating the Russians would have depended on a couple of things:I've been following this one for months. It's kinda weird to see it end, especially in such a strange way (under the Russian thumb?). I'd have loved to see how you could beat someone as strong as the Russians.
Of course, you wouldn't have had all these issues if you'd just let the revolutionaries win a few chapters ago!
I checked. Nobody would have supported me.Against the Russians you could had used the "Support Independance" diplomatic action as you might even had had a possibility to align the HRE, Spasin or the Ottomans on your side as it is in their interest to avoid a big Russian blobb.
Playing the devil's advocate here, but you have to realise that just a few years prior, France had broken a truce with the HRE. You don't do that lightly in EU 4. Let's say that they were more afraid of a free France than an expanded Russia.Feels a bit weird as the AI does have an interest in having you liberated, that mechanic should be relooked at by the devs.