Ouch, a shame you couldn't get an equal peace in the end...
War exhaustion is a bitch...
Well... this Coalition could be interesting. Is it mere coincidence that they look like valions, or the result of a long-lost colony ship a la the Commonwealth of Man?
This is a terrific AAR. I love how you've managed to weave narrative together with the game mechanics in a way that feels very nature. Your little breaks for first person narrative are also really well written and capture a lot of political dynamism.
I just wanted to say splendid job and I'm 100% subbed
I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the weekly AAR showcase. I know I loved your story and I think others will too. Here's the link and you can go to page 1 of the thread to see all the roles for when it's your turn to nominate.
Better luck in the next war ... which will surely come to you!
Just finished reading through this in one go, and I have to say I love this AAR. While the war might not quite have resulted in a great victory I think you handled it admirably.
Now, let's see how this Autumn term for Vakor goes...
I have to say the Vailon truly scare me. Their adherence to meritocracy and equality and their path towards it is.....frighting.
I've just finished reading through this AAR and I'm impressed with the depth of your writing, particularly how you've spun the shallow in-game diplomacy into detailed politics (astropolitics?)
Too bad the vailons didn't get a BFF neighbor situation like the Sathori and Hytheans did.
It's just how you've set up their culture, mainly the child raising element of it.I find this to be an interesting reaction! Not at all what I would have expected. Could you explain further? I'd love to understand better. (And then, maybe incorporate some of the ideas into the story?)
May The Plan be fruitful.
Plans, plans never survive contact with the enemy.