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The Orange Colony
A Heir to the Throne AAR

Nation: Holland
Settings: Default (Meaning YES historical lucky)
Goal: Form Dutch Nation and colonise. No land gains in Europe that can't be considered Dutch - only colonies and India.
Mod: None

I just installed HttT, so I won't update yet, but later today.

House rules​
  • Netherlands will not take any more regions than shown in the map I'll post shortly
  • No cheating - No exceptions
  • No reloading - lost war is a lost war. We'll reclaim our regions if we ever lose any

Here's the map. Orange indicates all territory we are allowed to take in Europe. The rest will be colonies.

 
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Another one. :)

Though why not be nice to those at work that can't play yet, and give us more updates during the day ;)
 

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Another one. :)

Though why not be nice to those at work that can't play yet, and give us more updates during the day ;)
I got school to go to.
But I'll update in about 5 hours when my friend leaves. I won't bore him by writing an update. But I'll play the update with him. And I'm still getting used to HttT. My current Castille game is going really well, but I'll play Tropico 3 too.

Damn, I've got too many games to play.
 

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^ tell me about it...Mass Effect 1, Dragon Age Origins, HT³...and I need to write a thesis as well. Yay world!

back on topic: nice country you choose for you AAR. Please give me an update ASAP 'cause Im stuck at work for the next couple of hours and wont be able to play until tomorrow evening..!! :) Please? :)
 

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I got school to go to.
But I'll update in about 5 hours when my friend leaves. I won't bore him by writing an update. But I'll play the update with him. And I'm still getting used to HttT. My current Castille game is going really well, but I'll play Tropico 3 too.

Damn, I've got too many games to play.
No problem, I'll wait patiently, but I hope to be playing myself in 5 hours :)
 

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Oooooh, I just have to download this, and then I can play.

Well, I have to finish my geography homework first, but thats a minor detail....
 

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Dutch will be fun, especially with lucky France. Better prepare to flood the lowlands.
 

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Part I: The Orange Overview

Time to look what kind of nation Holland actually is:



Personal Union with Hainaut. Insult is sent.

Our court, with 1 hired advisor (not hired with CT, only 20% of it):



If I've understood correctly, the heir is actually Hainauts'.

Army overview:



Well, nothing significant here.

Religious overview:



Two minor decisions.

Domestic policies:



We move towards Free Trade. We're a part of the Hanseatic League, so we want to be competent in Lübeck.

Culture:



Nothing here, just to show this new tab.

And finally our decisions:



Gelre isn't required.

We must now hope that the PU ends soon. We will aggressively DoW until we've formed the Netherlands, after that it is only minor activity in Europe, mainly colonizing and colonial wars. I can already see a orange India.
 

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Fascinating. I'll be watching this.
 

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Me wants both Americas and India :D
 

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You make me happy :')
I was, honestly, expecting a few more days before the fabled new AAR starts, and thus I'm pleasantly surprised. Also, I'm a big fan of Holland in EU3, so let us see it run in HttT!
 

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Will follow. So, where exactly do you plan to colonize? Historical or grab what you can?
 

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Iiiiiinteresting!!!!

Ive just been trying a short game. I00 years I got 3 regencies....

Just so youre warned!
 

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Needs a Dutch King, no more Germans!

Hopefully you'll get van Oranje to fit with the title. :D
 

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Needs a Dutch King, no more Germans!

Hopefully you'll get van Oranje to fit with the title. :D
I also started my first game as Holland, and within 3 years DoW Hainaut. What do I get? Adolf von Braunschweig-Lüneburg. :rolleyes:

Strangely enough having that name actually made me probably pre-disposed to inherit Lüneburg later :)

I hope your game goes as well as mine does so far. It's 1445, and I've conquered all dutch provinces, except for Friesland (who got stupidly annexed by the brittish). I even managed to annex as far as Köln.

My second HTTT game will be AARified. For now, I want another update here! :D