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Hello everybody!

After a bit of a break, the ACAs are back. For the next month, you, the readers of AARland, will be able to celebrate all of your favourite AARs and authors.

Voting will begin right away and end in roughly a month's time. (I'll aim to close things on Wednesday, 3rd August but will be out of the country then, so things might end up being a little fluid.) As ever, people should vote for their favourite four AARs in each of the following games:

Europa Universalis IV
Crusader Kings II
Victoria II
Hearts of Iron IV
Stellaris
Ballots should look something like this:

Game

1. AAR One [Link]
2. AAR Two [Link]
3. …​

and should occur in this thread. You're by no means required to vote for four AARs in every category, but you have the option. In addition, you may vote for four AARs in the ‘Other’ category: ie, those not covered by separate categories.) All AARs updated between January 1st 2016 and June 30th 2016 (inclusive) are eligible for consideration.

It's that simple!

So, what are you all waiting for? Let's get this show back on the road.

DB​
 

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1. Italian Ambitions: A Florence AAR - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/italian-ambitions-a-florence-aar.916434/
2. The Decline and Fall of Roman Civilization - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...ecline-and-fall-of-roman-civilization.746149/
3. The [Re-]Unification of the Norse -- part 2 of the Hvitserk megacampaign - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...e-part-2-of-the-hvitserk-megacampaign.930345/
4. From England to America - A Mega Freedom Campaign! (Image Heavy) - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...a-a-mega-freedom-campaign-image-heavy.904635/

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1. Third Rome - A Latin Empire AAR - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/third-rome-a-latin-empire-aar.907433/
2. ¡Santiago y cierra, España! -- HIP | Navarre AAR - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...tiago-y-cierra-españa-hip-navarre-aar.914483/
3. Ton Aetón - A Palaiologean AAR - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/ton-aetón-a-palaiologean-aar.948255/
4. Songs of the Goat - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/songs-of-the-goat.926125/

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1. L'Empereur est mort: A French AAR - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/lempereur-est-mort-a-french-aar.918911/
2. A House United - Vic2 Tutorial AAR/LP Hybrid Series (USA) - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...ic2-tutorial-aar-lp-hybrid-series-usa.912441/
3. The Middle Kingdom: A Sinocentric China AAR - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...iddle-kingdom-a-sinocentric-china-aar.822678/
4. Sonderweg oder Anderweg? -- An interactive AAR in the Hohenzollerns megacampaign - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...aar-in-the-hohenzollerns-megacampaign.741129/

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N/A

Stellaris
1. The Spore - Containment required - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/the-spore-containment-required.954203/
2. One Hundred and Forty-Four - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/one-hundred-and-forty-four.935129/
3. The Remnants of the Cold War - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/the-remnants-of-the-cold-war.927681/

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1. A history of World War II, by those who fought it (TFH UK AAR) - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...-ii-by-those-who-fought-it-tfh-uk-aar.837632/


Phew! I'm glad @Yenzen posted! I had saved this thread to come back to later, but then forgot entirely.
 

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Divided we stand, United we fall. a Norway 1939 AAR. - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...nited-we-fall-a-norway-1939-aar.942327/page-9


Vicky2:

The Hohenzollern Empire 3: The Imperial Century - A Roman Reich Megacampaign - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...al-century-a-roman-reich-megacampaign.914841/
The Empire Strikes Back - Part 3 - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/the-empire-strikes-back-part-3.841253/

EU4:
The Hohenzollern Empire 2: Über Alles - A Roman Reich Megacampaign - https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...Über-alles-a-roman-reich-megacampaign.896575/
 

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…And with that, voting is closed!

Thank you everybody for continuing to support the ACAs. It means a lot to all authors nominated, I know. Especially as these community endeavours dwindle somewhat, it's heartening to see that there is still a core of people committed to the institutions that helped to make AARland what it is today.

Without further ado: the results!

In chronological order, starting with Crusader Kings II we saw a very healthy 19 AARs nominated. Votes were spread wide and thin, meaning that to claim joint-first place one only needed two votes. The AARs to do so were:

All other nominees can therefore consider themselves joint-runners up!


Next up, Europa Universalis IV! Votes were less diffuse here, with our four winners receiving three each. We also had a solitary runner-up, who received two votes, and seven AARs tied for third place. In joint-first, we had:

Our runner-up was The Decline and Fall of Roman Civilisation, by @volksmarschall . All others nominated can take home a nice third-place trophy!


Victoria II, now! Bucking the four-way trend with two AARs tied for first-placed, each the third part of a megacampaign and each with four votes, this category was dominated by big-hitters. We had one runner-up, again, and seven tied for third-place, again. The winners were:

Our runner-up was El Imperio Muerto, by @naxhi24 et al. All other nominees take home a bronze medal!


Although not blessed with a surfeit of votes this time around, Hearts of Iron IV still managed to give us two AARs tied for the top spot, each with two votes. (The four other nominated AARs therefore may all consider themselves runners-up!) Our winners were:

In the final game-specific category, we have a number of firsts. Straight away, it's Stellaris's first outing at the ACAs (which means all winners are inaugural) – but we also have an undisputed gold medalist! Congratulations, @TheBeautifulVoid, whose One-Hundred and Forty-Four takes the top prize!

Incredibly, we also have an undisputed runner-up: The Light-Speed Lombards, by @RedTemplar!

Even more incredibly, we have eight third-placers. These are:

And in fourth place, The Spore by @RyuKazuha.


Finally, keeping the Other category in business, @Avindian gets to take home another medal for his excellent Hearts of Iron 3 AAR, A History of World War II, by those who fought it.


And that's it! Thank you all again for another successful round. To all winners, seeing as everyone who was nominated won something: congratulations! Voters, meanwhile, have the gratitude of all of AARland. You're all wonderful people.

Until October!

Densley
 
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Congrats everyone. What a wonderful set of stories and writers nominated. A very high bar continues to be set here. Well done
 
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