The rise of the Hohenzollerns, 1192-1399: A mega campaign beginning CK2 AAR

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When I bought Crusader Kings 2 shortly after it came out, my first thought was, "Wow! This game is awesome!" My second thought was, "Look at all the material I'd have for an AAR!" I've had mixed success with CK2 thus far, but I think I know what I'm doing (he said ominously).

My latest completed AAR, Chaos's Revenge ended a bit early when... well, you'll just have to read the AAR to find out! :D In any case, I asked my readers to vote on the next AAR, so here we are.

I'll be playing as the House of Hohenzollern, better known as the Count of Nürnberg.

House rules:
1. No cheating.
2. No gamey tactics.
3. No ragequits/reloads.
4. No save editing (unless needed for technical reasons.)

Goals:
1. Get a Duchy. I hear Brandenburg is lovely this time of year...
2. Try to recreate Brandenburg-Prussia as best I can ca. 1399.
3. Avoid becoming Holy Roman Emperor if at all possible. Managing all those vassals... *shudder*
4. I will not aggressively pursue opportunities outside Brandenburg-Prussia unless they are contiguous with existing territories or sensible.
5. Survive to 1399. For some players, that might be a given; for me, probably not :)

I'm using 1.06b. This will be narrative with elements of gameplay, although I will focus as much as possible on characters (which the engine is perfect for!) instead of events.

EDIT: I upgraded to 1.08 and purchased Legacy of Rome in the midst of this AAR.

EDIT: I also upgraded to 1.091 and purchased the Republic.

The first update may take a while; I've promised myself I'd try to finish Novum Romanum Imperium 2.0 before I start another AAR. A lot will depend on other non-AAR projects, but I will work this into my regular rotation soon.

As an added bonus, my goal is to make this the first step of a mega campaign, perhaps going as far as HOI3 (or, if it's out by then, East vs. West! :D).

Contest winners (approved by Mr. Capiatlist):
Sirce: Casimir/Cassandra.
Prince of Savoy: Eugene/Sophia
Vrael_1492: Viktor Emmanuel/Konstanze
varetta: Xavier/Elsa
Gen. Marshall: Maximillian/Anna
EtzelHoveri: Burkhard/Gerlinde*
Gen. Marshall: Maximillian/Frederika
generalolaf: Sigmund/Laura
Caezaire: Reinhard/Johanna
Ricardo Rolo: Alarich/Grimhild
Athalcor: Leopold/Adelheid
Giulu: Johan/Johanna
SirktheMonkey: Markus/Barbara
History_Buff: Andreas/Andrea**
Gen. Marshall: Siegmund/Brünnhilde - in EU3!

*EH got a second character with the same names because I messed up. :eek:o
**Technically, HB never gave me a female name.
Italics indicate which character name was used in the AAR.
 
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Table of Contents

The reign of Friedrich I, Graf von Nürnberg und Baron von Zollern
Prologue: Defender of the Empire? (Beginning moves)
Chapter 1: The Hohenzollerns go to war (1192-1195)
Chapter 2: Making new friends and losing old ones (1195-1196)
Chapter 3: The fate of a warrior (1196-1202)

The reign of Konrad I, Graf von Nürnberg
Chapter 4: The sword is mightier than the pen (1202-1210)

The reign of Ritter Friedrich II, Graf von Nürnberg, Passau, Salzburg, und Ulm, self-proclaimed Champion of Nürnberg
Chapter 5: The patrimony expands (1210-1222)
Chapter 6: The power of self-improvement (1222-1224)
Chapter 7: The fallout of a failed war but successful dynasty (1224-1232)
Chapter 8: Of soldiers both wooden and flesh (1232-1237)
Chapter 9: A new title, a new heir, and two tremendous losses (1237-1249)
Chapter 10: The lost journal of Friedrich II (1249-1258)

The reign of Friedrich III 'the Crusader', Graf von Nürnberg, Salzburg, Ulm, Passau, und Monferrato
Chapter 11: The Hohenzollern War for Independence (1258-1261)
Chapter 12: The rise and fall of Ordulf the Mad (1261-1268)
Chapter 13: The Hohenzollerns take up the cross (1268-1276)
Chapter 14: The ultimate betrayal (1276-1281)
Chapter 15: A Hohenzollern century (1281-1291)
Chapter 16: A tale of four sons (1291-1306)

The reign of Xavier I 'der Grosse' [the Great], Herzog von Bayern, Graf von Nürnberg, Salzburg, Ulm, und Passau
Chapter 17: The great Bohemian revolt and a rare opportunity for the Hohenzollerns (1306-1313)
Chapter 18: To live and die in Schwaben (1313-1321)
Chapter 19: The dangers of medieval realpolitik (1321-1329)
Chapter 20: Vindication (1329-1337)
Chapter 21: Consolidation (1338-1345)

The reign of Maximillian I 'the Kinslayer', Herzog von Bayern und Schwaben, Graf von Nürnberg, Salzburg, Ulm, und Passau
Chapter 22: A questionable choice (1345-1353)
Chapter 23: Blood begets blood (1353-1358)
Chapter 24: The Papacy and redemption (1359-1364)
Chapter 25: A new era of Hohenzollern greatness? (1365-1370)

The reign of Reinhard I, Herzog von Bayern und Schwaben, Graf von Nürnberg, Salzburg, Ulm, Passau, und Vodi
Chapter 26: The challenges of finding history (1370-1374)

The reign of Maximillian II, Herzog von Bayern und Schwaben, Graf von Nürnberg, Salzburg, Ulm, Passau, and Niederbayern
Chapter 27, part 1: An unusual regent (1374-1384)
Chapter 27, part 2: A peasant's perspective on a short life (1384-1386)

The reign of Reinhard II, Herzog von Bayern und Schwaben, Graf von Nürnberg, Salzburg, Ulm, Passau, and Niederbayern
Chapter 28: A deal is struck (1386-1396)

The reign of Barbara I, Königin von Bayern
Epilogue: The woes of a bishop (1396-1399)
 
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Brandenburg-Prussia? Will you just keep both as duchies or do you intend to add a titular kingdom of Prussia?

Furthermore what's difficult about Nürnberg?
 

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Excellent! Subscribing for the future awesomeness.

Nice goals as well. Would you be willing to conquer non-connected land if you could set up a family member as a ruler?
 

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YES! I loved your Novum Romanum Imperium AARs (the last ones of yours I read) and CK2 is my favourite paradox game! Subbed!
 

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I'm excited for this one. My advice is don't lose and don't win either. It'll make everyone a little happier except for you. :)
 

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Good luck Avindian, that sounds like fun!
 

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Brandenburg-Prussia? Will you just keep both as duchies or do you intend to add a titular kingdom of Prussia?

Furthermore what's difficult about Nürnberg?

Using it as a territorial reference, although I'd probably keep both as Duchies if I end up with both. I'm extremely lazy concerning umlauts; call it a character flaw. :)

Excellent! Subscribing for the future awesomeness.

Nice goals as well. Would you be willing to conquer non-connected land if you could set up a family member as a ruler?

That might be acceptable; I seriously expect I'll have enough trouble surviving.

YES! I loved your Novum Romanum Imperium AARs (the last ones of yours I read) and CK2 is my favourite paradox game! Subbed!

Glad to have you along!

Another Avindian AAR? :D

It's not as bad as all that. ;) With mostly Vicky 2 AARs, I know they'll finish quickly. This is a long term project.

I'm excited for this one. My advice is don't lose and don't win either. It'll make everyone a little happier except for you. :)

I don't know if I'm good enough to not win on purpose.

Your AARs are awesome, but one thing I know about AARs is that no matter the game, if you have too many running at once, it's bad.

Also, did you take inspiration from Wiz's Hohenzollern megacampaign he did a few years ago?

I appreciate your concerns, and they're mine too. However, We, the People has an extremely irregular update schedule and NRI 2.0 is almost done.

Never saw that before, but I'll take a look at it now!

Good luck Avindian, that sounds like fun!

Glad to have you along!
 

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Yay! This will be good for sure!


And i wonder, why not try for the inheritance of a random German duchy, if you come across the opportunity? ;)
 

Avindian

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Yay! This will be good for sure!


And i wonder, why not try for the inheritance of a random German duchy, if you come across the opportunity? ;)

Naturally, if the opportunity falls into my lap, how could I say no? I'm just saying I won't aggressively go after it.
 

Rendap

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Ach, Time für Uns to beat ze evil Swedes!

Go get them!
 

Avindian

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Avindian

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I always look forward to a new Avindian AAR. :)

And I always look forward to having you along! ;)

Working on my second test game now; trying to work out the kinks thus far.
 

Riccardo93

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I love me a good CK2 AAR... colour me subscribed, Herr Avindian!