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After over one year of lurking, and reading a lot of AARs, I have decided to start out one, as well.
I will be using EUIII 1.3 on standard settings (Normal difficulty, etc.), without any mods, cheats etc. It will be played a Grand Campaign.



Now, what will make this AAR so special over others? I will tell you - I will let YOU choose the power I will play. And, to make things more interesting, I will change the nation every 30-40 years or so. Also, I will refuse to play as any major nation, however, due to the fact I'm not too experienced with everything, I won't play minors, as well. To make decisions easier, I will provide you a list of countries I'm willing to play as. The nation with the most votes will get the prize of being (ab?)used. I will set goals for myself (no WC, lol) and try to reach them in the given time. After the time is fully reached, I will again provide a list of countries I would play as.
Since I'm still learning the game's more complex mechanics, I may ask you for advice. I'm also open to every suggestion or mention of any mistakes I make.
I hope you will have fun following this AAR, and I hope I will learn a lot of things from it, considering I have to be flexible.

First nation for me to play: ALGIERS
 
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I'm going to have to say Switzerland or Georgia... or Brittany
 

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Throne:
Hah, you are just as indecisive as I am.

HL.AFC:
Actually, Brittany is one of my slightly favoured nations. The only thing I fear there is its war with England (same goes for Norway with Sweden, btw) - even though I think I can handle the redcoats.
 

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Actually, Brittany is one of my slightly favoured nations. The only thing I fear there is its war with England (same goes for Norway with Sweden, btw) - even though I think I can handle the redcoats.
Don't worry, England really won't cause problems, they concentrate on France.
 

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HC.AFC said:
Don't worry, England really won't cause problems, they concentrate on France.

Ah, that's very good to know. I'm not too used with Europe in EUIII, but since I was able to hold England off and get Meath with an Irish minor, I think they're not THAT strong. But thanks. :)
 

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I guess I'll go with Brittany too.

Unite the Celts! Breizh gu bra!
 

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Throne said:
I guess I'll go with Brittany too.

Unite the Celts! Breizh gu bra!

Interesting goal! That would be... Brittany, Galicia (is that even Celtic in EU?), Cornwall, Ireland, Wales and Scotland, right?
 

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Not sure about Galicia re-Celts, but the rest: Definitely.

My vote's for Bohemia though. Your goal could be to keep the Imperial title and try to expand the Empire as a whole.
 

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mje173 said:
Switzerland is a minor.

I vote Savoy.

Well, EU places it with medium difficulty bar, so I guess I was fooled there.
 

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I vote Britanny.
 

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I'll go with Vijanagar or Delhi. Try to unite India, so the europeans (you) will have a tough time!

Europe isn't that fun in the early period, unless you like exploring :)

BTW - Great idea for an AAR
 

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Georgia, with timurids in the south, golden horde in the north, the ottomans in the west, and genoa and Qara to kick your back when you're down.
 

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Jan Skrzetuski, Carinthium, Mohatma:
Votes added, thanks you =)

Kami:
I do like playing as the Indian nations, and forming a strong Mughal Empire probably would turn out as my goal when playing one of the Indian powers.

Demon1:
Even so I think that England in the state of 1453 is not that fearsome. And yes, Algiers might prove to be very interesting.

Urcules:
I know that Georgia's position is very unfortunate... I guess one goal playing it would be to block the Ottomans from raising too strong.