- Nov 29, 2002
The Apulian Persons ProjectQuick link to Chapter:
Alias "Trilogia Apuliae"
Alias "Trilogia Apuliae"
1. Who's who and other basics before action
2. The fall of Otranto
3. The magnates' conspiracy
4. The war for independence
5. Duke of Apulia!
Duke Raimondo's reign (1492-1519)
6. The Diaspora of Spanish Jews reaches Apulia
7. A broken needle
8. Moment of choices
9. The Spanish disease (how syphilis was called)
10. Sleepless nights of a tax collector
Facts & Stats 1500
11. The future of Apulia
12. Death in the heat
13. David vs. Goliath
14. Expedition in the "country of the eagles"
15. The battle of Pharsalos
Duke Gabriele's reign (1519-1530)
16. The dark decade
17. The bankruptcy of the Levis
18: Son against father
Duke Raimondo II's reign (1530-1582)
19. The New World
20. The settlement of Nova Apulia
21. The Barbary War
Facts & Stats 1550
22. The siege of Venice and other key events
23. Terra Incognita is shrinking!
Following dukes and kings (from 1582 to 1791)
Facts & Stats 1600
Facts & Stats 1650
24. From a Duchy to a Kingdom. Carlo II's great deeds!
25. The succession crisis
Facts & Stats 1700
26. The King who loved declaring wars
Facts & Stats 1750
27. Carlo III and the Nine Years War
28. At the brink of a post-modern era
The Republican period (from 1791 to 1820)
29. The Age of Revolutions
30. First Revolutionary War (1797-98)
31. The glory of Napoleon
32. The Republic consolidates
Epilogue 1820 - diplomacy / state of the World / economy
Welcome guys (Oh! apologies to Alan Parsons Project fans for abusing and distorting their favourite band's name). I'm planning a game with a country that none has probably played with: Apulia, my homeland. It's located in the "heel" of the Italian peninsula and is inhabited nowadays by over 4 million people. Since the release of patch 1.08 Apulia is a playable country, but only in the 1492 scenario (sincerely, I don't know why). How can anyone play it? Loading as Naples and releasing it as vassal. The province (as designed in EU2) comprises a broader land – covering modern Apulia and Calabria regions – and roughly corresponds to the historical boundaries of the Norman (and later Hohenstaufens') Duchy, when its most thriving period took place. The ancient map hereunder shows Apulia alone.
This thread won't be only an AAR, but rather a trilogy project. First of all, it is to cover three Paradox games (be careful! without conversions from one to the other): as anticipated, it starts in 1492 with EU2 1.08 + EGUFSM, goes on with a Vicky-VIP session (playing the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, because nothing smaller is available) and should end with a CK 1337-1453 prequel about some obscure Count to be defined, who will be the founder of the EU2 dynasty and close the circle. Each part will have its typical style and structure. The first one, for instance, will be a chronicle about families (both renowned and ordinary) and their lives, "built in" the context of the Greater History. The second and third ones, we'll see …
The term "project" denotes my attempt of bringing to light the history of my land (generally considered less important than, let's say, Naples or Sicily) together with the course of action of my campaigns. Research will be detailed, social and cultural developments (hopefully) well explained, and there will be room for descriptions of common life. I know that this effort will be challenging and long-standing (by the way, I'll be very busy at work for months), anyway you will patiently give me the time needed. Comments, advices and contributions will always be welcomed.
I would like to dedicate this project to my grandfather, whose life of integrity and hard work has passed away just few months ago. Enjoy the APP!