- Nov 29, 2004
Regno delle Due Sicilie - Episode 1
Two Sicilies flag
Two Sicilies flag
So, I’d like to welcome everyone (As if anyone's going to read this crap) to my first AAR. I really don’t know how to best describe the style of this thing, it could be regarded as something a historian would write, could also be a sort of diary from the rulers point of view. I will also – of course - try to be entertaining and not bore everyone to death.
Here’s the background history of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. Before the French invasions of the Napoleonic Era, the Bourbon dynasty ruled over the same lands, but they were formally divided into the "Kingdom of Naples" and the "Kingdom of Sicily". After the change in the name of the kingdom, Ferdinand became known as King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies.
(Source: Wikipedia article on Two Sicilies)
The current ruler of the great kingdom, Ferdinand II
Although fairly incompetent and rather power-hungry, he did manage to rule his kingdom fairly well. Corruption in all levels of the government was rampant and Ferdinand’s patriotism reached the extent of not concluding any deals, diplomatic or economic, with any other state.
Enough history for now, let’s focus on the game itself. I will be playing Victoria 1.3c, 1836 scenario with dK's MP mod. There will be no other modifications unless otherwise specified in big, bold, red letters. Let’s have a look at 2S:
Not very promising
2S Military and population overview
2S Political information and diplomatic overview
My intentions are to unite all Italian people, and claim the areas around our lake, but we’ll see how that goes.
That concludes episode 1. I'm sitting here right now, writing episode 2 (1836-1839) and hopefully that will be done sometime today...
And of course, if you have any comments or if you'd like to critize my work (be it constructive or "you suck!"), feel free to post it.