- Feb 26, 2004
We are trying to play a bit ahead but I got an update coming. I'm working my historian's corner on the european 7 years war
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Just wanted to say what a great AAR this is a brilliant mix of gameplay and historical information! If I but had the time to play more than 1 game at once WIA would be there at the top of the list.
I must second this, both the narrative and the gameplay skill are impressive. Keep up the good work.
And I third this, I love the mixture though perhaps I would prefer at least couple of screenshots of the French side
Also I came across this today and thought I share it
I don't know which side is winning at this time (the present in the AAR, not in your actual game), but I had kind of expected a stronger British attack by now. So going by my poorly reasoned gut feeling, I'd say the French are doing better than they originally did and hence so far this is General_Hoth's game to lose and Narwhal's game to win. Of course, it's really far too early to say anything about the final outcome.
Anyway, I'm enjoying the various strokes and counterstrokes. Looks good, looks interesting.
Any idea when the next update is coming? Great AAR by the way.
A fascinating look at France's strategy and how it was completely mismatched against the British (although it's easy to see why the French would want to maintain the balance of power in Continental Europe first).
Let's see how your reinforcements - and the incredible Montcalm - affect the balance of power in your game. I'm looking forward to the upcoming turns.
gah, how could I have not posted anything here yet! This is one of my favorite AGEOD campaigns, and as a historybook AAR-er I very much enjoy the attempt to make a hybrid historybook AGEOD AAR. I'll follow this with much interest!
Some "interesting" weather you are getting there!
If you do take Fort Niagara does that allow you to build a naval prescence on the great lakes? Sounds like the summer of 1756 is going to get lively.
Can (could) your opponent see any of these moves, or does it all take place in an area where he has no 'vision'? It's a bold move, but it strikes me as risky to send a force to Niagara when the French are lurking to the north of Albany - on the other hand, if he can't see you're peeling off forces to head west, it wouldn't alert him to the fact that your position around Albany is weakened.
While in real terms this means a great tragedy with losses material and immaterial for all sides involved, and hence something that should be mourned, we're dealing with a game here (bunches of zeroes and ones), so I can wholeheartedly applaud the upcoming carnage.1757 spoiler: it is bloody!!!!!!!!!!
An unfortuneate reverse in front of fort Niagara. Looking forward to seeing wether the stealth move works out better. Now that you are fully control of Arcadia does this translate directly into any in game advantages?
While in real terms this means a great tragedy with losses material and immaterial for all sides involved, and hence something that should be mourned, we're dealing with a game here (bunches of zeroes and ones), so I can wholeheartedly applaud the upcoming carnage.