- Jun 2, 2007
Hello everyone, hello to Paradox community Or should I say: HELLO WORLD!
This is my first attempt at writing AAR and I hope someone will read my story. English is not my mother tounge, but I'm sure you will understand, if not please don't take in grudges against me. I have played EU and it's sequel as soon as they were release, but have made big pause, and just recently (last autumn) I acquired EU3 DW v5.1, as I don't want to skip from EU2 to EU4, that would be great sin, wouldn't it? After getting introduced to gameplay with few campaigns on very easy (Portugal, Ottomans, Serbia, Byzanthine...) I managed to learn things and was quite succesfull with my Serbian campaign of putting Otts back into Minor Asia as well as Swedish conquest of North America on normal, so I should be ready for my next challenge for which I will write this AAR.
It's grand campaign scenario with start date at 14th of October, 1399 with Archbishopic Theocracy of Aqueliea. All start-game options are on normal, with no lucky nations. Save should be fair and square, with no reloading except if power goes down or something like that. If I go down, I'll go down honourable. Also, I won't acquire any province that isn't core, will become core as mission goal or isn't in Italy. At least not in the old world. My goal is to recreate Italy or try at least. Also, I don't plan to become bad boy during this campaign and won't enter any offensive war with infamy-cost if I get above 5 infamy points.
Few more words about style of writing. This will be historical chronicle written by court historians, anonimous of course, who are they to get their name remembered? Main persons are going to be archbishop himself (of course), his advisors (as in game) and military leaders, maybe with few nobles, peasants, foreign kings and maybe even Pope will appear
So that's it. I will submit short history in few hours and first chapter tonight with updates coming on weekly basis mostly. This first post will be edited with table of contents as updates get out. I will also be honoured if you reply with your impressions, critics and advices, so feel free to speak. Thanks for reading!
1. TIMES OF GREAT TURMOIL IN FRIULI
[post=16856811]1.1. Short history of Aquileian Archbishopy and Patria del Friuli (180BC-1399AD)[/post]
[post=16858907]1.2. Change of centuries (1399-1403)[/post]
[post=16866679]1.3. Ten years of war (1404-1413)[/post]
[post=16878122]1.4. False peace (1413-1420)[/post]
[post=16883159]1.5. Invincibility (1420-1422)[/post]
[post=16889604]1.6. Changing of the guards (1422-1428)[/post]
2. THE NEW ERA
[post=16901583]2.1. Making the name (1428-1435)[/post]
[post=16912351]2.2. Showing muscles (1435-1440)[/post]
[post=16917058]2.3. Brave men (1441-1451)[/post]
[post=16939332]2.4. Catholic influence (1452-1464)[/post]
[post=16946140]2.5. Unnecessary wars (1466-1472)[/post]
[post=16951278]2.6. Shot in the dark (1473-1475)[/post]
[post=16962836]2.7. National Bank of Aquileia (1475-1482)[/post]
3. AGE OF EXPLORATION
[post=16965115]3.1. State of the nation on July, 16th 1482[/post]
[post=16966701]3.2. Amerigo Vespucci (1482-1485)[/post]
[post=16972743]3.3. War for Italian domination (1485-1486)[/post]
[post=16975921]3.4. Pursuing dreams (1487-1506)[/post]
[post=16987186]3.5. French agression (1507-1509)[/post]
[post=17053873]3.6. Arcivescovo di America (August 1509)[/post]
[post=17064870]3.7. Two-headed golden eagle (1513-1522)[/post]
[post=17070617]3.8. Pike and shot (1530-1538)[/post]
4. FIFTY YEARS OF PATIENCE
[post=17090454]4.1. State of the nation on January, 3rd 1540[/post]
[post=17186604]4.2. Island of torture (1541-1551)[/post]