- May 15, 2004
Trade Winds: The Glory of Genoa
* Venticelli: La Gloria di Genova *
I am no stranger to writing, but this will be my first AAR here, so I implore you for understanding. Also, I will write it in a bit different style than most people here... not a story, but a more factual list of events that will hopefully still be interesting to read for at least some of you. If this is not your style, please don't criticize, but move instead to another post. I appreciate it. As all AARs, this is a work in progress and a subject to my availability to play the game, which in some weeks is rather miniscule, so if I do manage to grasp the attention of some faithful readers, know that any silence from me that may occur will be only temporary. And now, to the rules and the setting.
I am a fairly new player of EU2, and while I am an experienced strategy player, many aspects of this game are still new to me. Still, I have opted for a reasonable amount of challenge, the biggest of which is the country I chose to play... or rather the region, as the label "country" does not befit anyone of such small size. At least not yet. The nation is Genoa, and all dificulties are set at medium. Given my fairly new status to EU2, playing such a challegning nation should prove very interesting.
Well, I am sure some of you would be able to conquer the entire world with Genoa, but I woudn't dream of setting such a lofty goal at my experience level. Instead, the goal of my game is a bit more historical in nature with an added twist of my own personal abmition. The historical aspect is for Genoa to become a greater trading nation than Venice, and perhaps even put the other one "out of business", in whatever means may present themselves. My own personal ambition is also historical in nature - to exhert trade control over the western and perhaps the entire Mediterranean. And if luck holds, perhaps far beyond its borders.