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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"

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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:

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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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Bringing communism to the masses again? :)

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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.