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The Iron Mountains: A Ryukyu AAR

Emperor Shitatsu Sho comes to a halt during his stroll along one of his many coastlines. Boko: military adviser and personal guard of Shitatsu asks about the perplexed look on his face.

"My friend...I can't help but feel as if I've been here before"



Welcome to my gameplay AAR of Ryukyu. I will attempt to conquer the world on Ironman mode to gain The Three Mountains achievement...again. Two years ago I accomplished this when achievements from EU3 were still online:



Now I must try again in EU4. I will most likely fail. There is much I do not know about Europa Universalis IV. Things will go right, many more will go wrong and for all we know there are twenty gamebreaking bugs right around the corner.

So I will not promise smooth sailing. I will not assure you that this will be completed without a restart two hundred years in and I won't even try to convince you that this will be pleasant reading, but I will get that achievement and Ryukyu will be reborn again.

So let's not get bogged down with that, let's get stuck right in!



Contents

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Attempt 1: Going East.

Part 1: Onwards to America!
Part 2: The International Bank of America
Part 3: Colonial Tensions
Part 4: Native Uprisings
Part 5: The Quality of Quantity
Part 6: Death.

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Attempt 2: Going West!

Part 1: Disclaimers
Part 2: Subjugation of the Iberians
Part 3: The Black Curtain
Part 4: Destruction of the Big Blue Blob
Part 5: Stick Beats Gun
Part 6: Shogun of the Glen
Part 7: Delhicious Expansion
Part 8: The King is Dead! Long Live the Republic!
Part 9: Friends Across the Globe
Part 10: God Couldn't Save the English
Part 11: Mongols and the Black Fleet
Part 12: Winter Wars
Part 13: The Grindstone
Part 14: Keeping the Dutch Out of India
Part 15: The Times..
Part 16: Byelorussian is Best Russian
Part 17: Subjugation of the Ottomans
Part 18: Swedish Steel
Part 19: I Don't Even Know What's Going On Anymore
Part 20: The Calm
Part 21: The Storm
Part 22: The Clock Strikes Thirteen
Part 23: Welcome to Ryukyu, The Happiest Place On Earth


 

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Ryukyu for the win! I'll be following this with much anticipation :)
 

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Will follow. I want to see this madness!
 

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it's here! praise the sun!
 

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Oh good.May the Sun always shine upon you DDRJake :p
 

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Bringing communism to the masses again? :)

Subbing, always enjoyed your investigations of game mechanics - especially now since my PC is too flaky to run EU4 - as I found out the hard way last night :(
 

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Bringing communism to the masses again? :)

Subbing, always enjoyed your investigations of game mechanics - especially now since my PC is too flaky to run EU4 - as I found out the hard way last night :(
You have to fix that, how can I read your AARs when you do not create them?


@DDRJake: Nice to see you try it again. Even if you do not succeed, I expect the AAR to be very educational.