• Crusader Kings III Available Now!

    The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.


    Real Strategy Requires Cunning

Best Completed AGEOD AAR of 2012

  • Who put the stranded admiral in charge?

    Votes: 2 13,3%
  • The swans head North

    Votes: 2 13,3%
  • Death will stand grieving on that field of war

    Votes: 3 20,0%
  • The Boshin War: A Short AAR

    Votes: 1 6,7%
  • The Mightiest Empires Fall: An Austrian RoP PBEM

    Votes: 5 33,3%
  • Burning down the Houses: The War of 1812

    Votes: 2 13,3%

  • Total voters
    15
  • Poll closed .

Qorten

Crazy Cat Person. Meow!
Moderator
118 Badges
Feb 10, 2007
4.888
118
  • Cities in Motion
  • Stellaris: Federations
  • Europa Universalis 4: Emperor
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Stellaris: Necroids
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Europa Universalis IV: Dharma
  • Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For The Glory
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • Majesty 2
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Victoria 2
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  • 200k Club
  • 500k Club
  • Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Europa Universalis: Rome Collectors Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Paradox Order
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Cities: Skylines - Snowfall
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Cities: Skylines - Green Cities
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife Pre-Order
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars Pre-Order
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • Cities: Skylines Industries
  • Stellaris: Megacorp
  • Imperator: Rome Deluxe Edition
It is that time of the year again when we look back at the past year and see what number of AARs have been successfully finished. In 2012 there were six AARs reported as being completed in AGEOD AARland, thanks to our esteemed Librarian, loki100.


athinagodess.jpg


Whom of the following six AARs do you like the most and should get the 2012 Golden Aarthena Award?


RuS - Who put the stranded admiral in charge?, by Bornego (MP) as Siberian Whites
RuS - The swans head North, by Bornego (MP) as Southern Whites
RuS - Death will stand grieving on that field of war, by Bornego (MP) as Reds
PoN - The Boshin War: A short AAR, by Kensai7 as Japan
RoP - The Mightiest Empires Fall: An Austrian RoP PBEM, by loki100 (MP) as Austria
WiA - Burning down the Houses: The War of 1812, by loki100/Narwhal (MP) as USA/Great Britain


So, reread the AARs listed and decide which one you like best!
The three winners will get praise and congratulations as well as a note in the AGEOD Library, so winning this poll is at least as good as winning the lottery ;)

Voting will close on April 1st.
 

Stuyvesant

Field Marshal
40 Badges
Dec 7, 2002
6.230
44
Visit site
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Magicka
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis: Rome
  • Semper Fi
  • The Showdown Effect
  • Victoria 2
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Leviathan: Warships
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  • 200k Club
  • 500k Club
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Pride of Nations
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Achtung Panzer
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Cities in Motion
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Deus Vult
  • Hearts of Iron Anthology
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
I voted for Who put the stranded Admiral in charge?. It was the AAR that finally made me feel curious enough to actually try RUS (even if that didn't happen until many months later). If I could've split my votes, I would've picked Burning down the Houses as well, because A) loki and Narwhal always write great, insightful and funny AARs and B) because it continues their habit of creating an introduction to the game at hand. Still, I went with my choice because I prefer the setting of RUS over BOA.
 

loki100

Field Marshal
22 Badges
Jul 1, 2008
7.559
6
  • Rome Gold
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Sword of the Stars
  • Semper Fi
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Deus Vult
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Victoria 2
  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  • 500k Club
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Pride of Nations
  • Rise of Prussia
In the end I went with 'Death will stand grieving', incredibly hard to pick, especially from Bornego's trilogy but there is something about the epic scale of the DNO scenario (I panic just opening it) and Bornego's wonderful mastery of his presentation. Problem is his other 2 are equally superb.
 

Qorten

Crazy Cat Person. Meow!
Moderator
118 Badges
Feb 10, 2007
4.888
118
  • Cities in Motion
  • Stellaris: Federations
  • Europa Universalis 4: Emperor
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Stellaris: Necroids
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Europa Universalis IV: Dharma
  • Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For The Glory
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • Majesty 2
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Victoria 2
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  • 200k Club
  • 500k Club
  • Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Europa Universalis: Rome Collectors Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Paradox Order
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Cities: Skylines - Snowfall
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Cities: Skylines - Green Cities
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife Pre-Order
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars Pre-Order
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • Cities: Skylines Industries
  • Stellaris: Megacorp
  • Imperator: Rome Deluxe Edition
So, voting has closed. 15 votes have been cast. Less then half of the amount we had last year (33), but that was to be expected, given that AGEOD and Paradox split up again.

The winners (quite a lot of 'em):

The Golden AARthena for Best Completed AGEOD AAR for 2012 goes to: The Mightiest Empires Fall: An Austrian RoP PBEM, by loki100.

The Silver AARthena goes to: Death will stand grieving on that field of war, by Bornego.

The Pewter AARthena is split amongst: Who put the stranded admiral in charge? and The swans head north by Bornego and Burning Down the Houses: The War of 1812 by loki100 and Narwhal.


Congratulations to loki100 especially and to Bornego and Narwhal.

Thanks to everyone who voted and to everyone keeping this little subforum alive with their AARs and comments. I sincerely hope we'll have enough completed AARs this year so we can hold this competition again next year.
 

loki100

Field Marshal
22 Badges
Jul 1, 2008
7.559
6
  • Rome Gold
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Sword of the Stars
  • Semper Fi
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Deus Vult
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Victoria 2
  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  • 500k Club
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Pride of Nations
  • Rise of Prussia
Thanks to everyone who voted and to everyone keeping this little subforum alive with their AARs and comments. I sincerely hope we'll have enough completed AARs this year so we can hold this competition again next year.

Hi

I don't know what Bjorn et al have told the mods but the situation with the AGEOD AARs is that the sub-forum will be first closed for new comments some time soon and then 'archived'. To be fair to BjornB he agreed to talk to AGEOD about some form of thread migration to the AGEOD forum but I've spent a while on the tedious grind of simply copying mine over post by post.

So at some stage soon this AAR forum will be locked for new posts (this has already happened with the main forums) and then disappear.

I think from your comment you think that those AARs will carry on and be replaced by new ones but unfortunately that isn't the case. So some people are trying to rescue their work, others are hoping the inter-company migration actually takes place and so on. If this doesn't happen then the various 'how to' AARs I wrote with Narwhal will be completely lost as it would need both of us to be on line at the same time and to copy the posts in order to a new thread on the AGEOD forum (ie ain't gonna happen).

After that, I guess if anyone wants to write an AAR using an AGEOD game it will have to go into the OT forum. But in truth the small community of people who played both AGEOD and Paradox games have moved across to the AGEOD forum (hence the very few votes).

Roger
 
Last edited by a moderator: