- Feb 19, 2011
This is a very good AAR! Congrats on the award!
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You're quite right, the rebels can rapidly increase in size and strength, a few good leaders and I could be facing a major loss. The issue with Ireland and Orkney is that they are all relatively low base tax provinces; they are not going to make a huge difference to either my income or my manpower. Orkney is also still a part of the powerful Kalmar Union, which for now is an adequate deterrent for me.
A wonderful AAR, congrats on the award as it is well deserved!
Indeed it is! Congrats!
This is a very good AAR! Congrats on the award!
This early in the game, and with the importance of conserving your forces to beat the English, I'd suggest accepting rebel demands sometimes instead of fighting them, especially for large forces. As for Ireland, while their provinces aren't the richest, they aren't too bad, and Scotland needs all the help it can get! They also add to your power in the London trade node.
I must admit though, as much as i enjoy seeing you play a masterful Scotland campaign, I'm sort of rooting for any rebels who may decide it would be a good idea to try and reconnect the Southern Territories with England by force...
Who am I kidding? I think now, if anything, I'd like to see you get all of Great Britain under your control. Once you've committed to expanding the frontier that far south, you have to go all the way.
That said, seeing England in such a state does pain me somewhat. Derby would actually be my 'home province', as it were, so be a benevolent ruler!
(I have no way of knowing whether your forum nickname is based at all on your name, but I figure there must be some connection!)
Sadly not – Densley Blair is a pseudonym under which I wrote a short story a few years ago (merely for my own benefit.) I loved the name so much that it stuck. To me it sounds wonderfully Victorian.
I'm not actually aware of any Scottish connections in the family. I'm half Welsh, and I have Irish family, but I know of no Scots...
I've subscribed. It seems to be going great so far, hope we get to see Scotland leading the Enlightenment and trade.
You've done well depriving England of a lot of its territory. This causes me some discomfort (I'm an Anglophile at heart), but it's for the greater good of Scotland. Looking forward to the stunning success of your Darien adventures.
Oh, and you're sowing the seeds for the Scottish Reformation. Should prove to be interesting. Perhaps you can show the Catholic English the errors of their Papist ways in the future? If they won't listen to reason, well, I guess you'll have to take their remaining lands in protective custody then.
Subscribed, look forward to reading the rest of this AAR!
Very interesting so far. A scottish dominated British Isles is looking and sounding quite nice!
Subscribed. Great AAR, hopefully the evil Brits will be destroyed. But please treat the Irish well! Perhaps you can mod in a decision to form Grand Caledonia?
Fair enough, it's far better than the pseudonym I've ended up with on these forums, if I could travel back to 2004 and slap some sense into my teenage self!
Thank you everyone for your comments and suggestions, I enjoy reading every one of them so please don't be shy Work has kept me away from my writing for the last few weeks, but I managed some playtime at the weekend and I'm working on the next update as we speak.
Ha! Well, I must admit I'm surprised at how much I've come to use the name. I must've been about nine or ten when I came up with it, and yet I still like it today!
Wonderful news! I've been looking forward to more Caledonian adventures for a good while now.
The Grand Caledonia came from an EU3 mod titled 'World in Turmoil' by ATBKing. He basically separated all the countries apart, including Scotland, added the start date of 1300, and made it possible for Scotland to form Grand Caledonia. My favorite mod, personally.
Why thank you for the Kind words, GreatUberGeek. Its good to see so many familiar names on my near 6 month absence from the forums!! Grand Caledonia was my Favorite too!! And as a gift, I present the flag I used for Grand Caledonia!
And Seel, I am glad to see that it is you doing a Scottish AAR!! I could not do mine, and you are already doing a more then fine Job! Please keep up the Great Work!! Congrats on the award and I look forward to more!!