Hello AARland, I am your humble (maybe) host volksmarschall! Welcome to yet another AAR of impulse! I will be accompanying you all on journey across the Mediterranean World (both historical and in-game) as it relates to a game as it mostly pertains to the reign of Charles I de Trastámara. While the title of the AAR states this work will cover what happens during Charles’ reign, there will be much more to this AAR than what the title might imply (I will be writing this in homage to the Annales School of “Total History”, much like my other ongoing AAR The Decline and Fall of Roman Civilization).
This AAR will be written in history-book format in the typical volksmarschall tradition for those of you familiar with my work. For those who are not, that means this is a text-driven AAR with just enough images to please the eyes (from paintings to screenshots, etc., but hopefully a few more screenshots than usual). Naturally, I will set out basic rules: no cheating, gamey-tactics, reloads, etc. Furthermore, I claim no ownership to any pictures or images used in this production, all rights should go to their rightful owner!
I like to give “bonus points” for those who catch my cultural/historical homages, so the first one to name the two books that I pay my respect to in the naming of my AAR will get the bonus points! Happy hunting, and welcome to our latest product! And I specifically included the Annales School of Historiography to provide a hint to the historian whose work I am primarily giving homage to, although the “other guy” deserves some credit as well.
Note: This AAR will be somewhat unconventional as it will need really read chronologically, but be written in frame narrative. I plan to take everyone on a journey across the history of the Mediterranean, and perhaps, just perhaps, one might start to realize the underlying theme of the work as it relates to my game with Aragon/Spain.
Table of Contents:
Part One: Civilizations of the Mediterranean
Ch. I - Classical Civilizations
The Rise of Carthage
The Fall of Carthage