- Jan 24, 2012
For Feyenoord! Great AAR, I'll definitely be following this!
Ah, Spijkenisse...if all goes well, I'll be traveling through there today...I'm sure that's an interesting fact.
Anyway, another brilliant update!
Thank you for your support - the more the merrier!
And yes, it is an interesting fact! I now know that I 've been visited by a real Dutch person! I'm sorry if all the characters sound British or I get some of the names and places wrong - the truth is that I don't know the slightest thing about the Netherlands beyond the football teams, so please forgive my mistakes and correct me if I get the spellings wrong. Everyone is still going to sound British though! =P
Speaking of which, I quite like Excelsior Rotterdam myself. So do I get to charge into battle shouting "Excelsior!"? Perfect for a war cry.
Hopefully Orissa or whoever doesn't put up too much resistance. It would be pretty hilarious if one of the Indian superpowers managed to modernize a couple times and keep you out of India... which would make for an interesting session, although the AI in this game isn't really known for modernizing.
Modernisation is not a problem, since in vanilla non-Latin tech nations outside greater Europe practically never aim for the sliders needed for westernisation - the only exception is Oman. However, the obstacles I'm facing are the shortage of manpower combined with the need to preserve a deterrent force in Europe to avoid attacks, and, of course, money. There's also the risk that someone else forms Hindustan first - it's unlikely, given that I'm only in the early 15th century, but it does happen.
If you like a challenge - in game mechanics terms, rather than due to raw difficulty - you should enjoy the next chapter. My grand master plan basically goes to pot as a result of some "bad" luck.
If I wasn't already hooked, the football jokes would have certainly got me. I'm home!
And the Swedish 'diplomatic mission' - I've never laughed so much at something in an AAR
Thanks for the info - I'll be sure to ask if anything comes up - and I received a copy (although, having a Mac, neither Divine Wind, nor Heir to the Throne work,) so I'll be giving it a whirl soon.
This is easily the funniest AAR I've read - and the inclusion of omnishambles was genius. I do love that show
As always, looking forward it the next update.
Thank you for your compliments - it's going to be hard to live up to your expectations now!
Seriously, though, there's something I find intrinsically funny about politics and royal families - all the wheedling and intrigue, which is the reason why I picked up CKII in the first place, and probably why I've written about characters in this AAR the way I have. You can probably guess that the three last updates I put up were from a single game session, and I wrote the way I have because I felt that there was a lot to say, story-wise. So I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I have had fun writing!
However, although I've written about things in a humorous manner, and my country is going as well as can be hoped, things are going to become quite grim for my characters, and my grand scheme, in the next installment which I just played recently. I haven't yet decided how I'm going to write the new chapter - a single post or split up, narrative or dialogue, game details or made up fluff. But right now I don't really view the events of the next chapter as anything to laugh about so I hope it's not too much of a disappointment if it turns from comedy to political drama.
All I can say is that I'm glad that I wrote some rather obvious psychological disorders into my main characters. Albrecht, Alfredo, Kaspar, and Eberhard are about to take a turn for the nurse ... I mean, worse.