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by Stuyvesant
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: (BOR) Strangling Rome in its cradle: Pyrrhic War
Replies: 75
Views: 36611

I know you're concerned about being overpowered by the Romans, so my question is: are you leaving any units behind to safeguard Maleventum, or are you throwing the whole lot at Rhegium?
by Stuyvesant
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: (BOR) Strangling Rome in its cradle: Pyrrhic War
Replies: 75
Views: 36611

That's, ah, a bit of a juggernaught the Romans are getting ready to hurl at you. Except that it seems that they backed out of the hurling part, for now at least. What will you do if the Romans continue to refuse to move? Will you risk creating some smaller forces to move forward, thereby weakening P...
by Stuyvesant
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 275924

I rather like the "I discovered this godforsaken sandpit [the Rub Al Khali], now I want to own it, too!" attitude. Should serve you well as an aspiring colonial heavyweight. :) Your crack team of negotiators (or should that be "crackpot"?) sent the Prussians fleeing for sanity. Impressive. Can't say...
by Stuyvesant
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 275924

Your industry creates nearly twice the prestige as all your held objectives combined. Since you're well on your way towards creating a Greater Italy, I take it that your industry's prestige-creation is quite impressive. The colonial war system does a good job of recreating the morass of actual colon...
by Stuyvesant
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: (BOR) Strangling Rome in its cradle: Pyrrhic War
Replies: 75
Views: 36611

Nice progress with creating Pyrrhus, the Super Soldier[sup]TM[/sup]. ;) So, I understand that sooner or later, you'll have to take the fight to the Romans, which will trigger a Dictator (and a near-endless supply of extra Roman troops?). It must be a difficult decision to figure out when is the best...
by Stuyvesant
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 275924

Impressive expansion, especially the growth of your internal market. A nice overview before we go off on our second round of beating up on the weaker neighbors. :)

Anything noteworthy happening in the Far East, or does 'Asia' basically end at the gates to India, as indicated by your screenshots? ;)
by Stuyvesant
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 275924

If you intend to take another whack at Austria you may run a risk of Prussian intervention. That would probably be... bad... so, be careful. Bad for him, possibly highly entertaining for us. We'd probably learn some more Scottish (Scotch? Scots? I never know which adjective to apply) invective as w...
by Stuyvesant
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: (BOR) Strangling Rome in its cradle: Pyrrhic War
Replies: 75
Views: 36611

Nice set-up and it should be interesting to follow along. Who knows, it might be enough to finally make me play my copy of AJE (and then perhaps save up enough pennies to buy BOR). :)
by Stuyvesant
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: RoP: Rise of Prussia AARs
Topic: The Mightiest Empires Fall
Replies: 48
Views: 32727

...but then who wants to play PBEM and not be able to trust your opponent? I realize I'm getting dangerously close to trolling here, but I must admit having to do a double-take at that. Or perhaps a triple, or quadruple-take. ;) I guess there's the difference between 'trust' in that all will abide ...
by Stuyvesant
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 275924

That. Was. Horrible. Not for you, clearly, but the Austrian losses are just beyond comprehension. 280,000 men killed in just over two weeks. 780 elements surrendered (so, at nominal strength, that would be another 780,000 men out of the Austrian armies?). In other words, as much as a million Austria...
by Stuyvesant
Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 275924

Franz-Joseph must be roaming the halls of the Shonbrunn moaning, "Bylandt-Rheidt! Where are my battalions! Von Pitner! Where is my Army!" "Quintili Vare, legiones redde!" served as the model for that, perhaps? :) In that case, seeing as how the Italians are the descendants of Rome (sort of) and the...
by Stuyvesant
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 275924

Crap almighty... Are the Austrians trying to solve their minority problems by conscripting them all and throwing them to the Italian artillery batteries? That is slaughter. And then some. I know it's just a game, but I'm trying to picture the demographic impact of this bloodletting. There'll be a lo...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 275924

The USA really does seem a bit of a paper tiger at the moment, have they not heard of the Monroe Doctrine? Don't know how relevant this would be in 1879, but in real life the Monroe Doctrine was basically enforced by the British for the first bit of its existence (I'm sure Director could tell you m...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 275924

This is exceedingly silly, but you don't know how pleased I am to see that custom avatar over here, Director . :) Still going to disagree with your guerre à outrance against Austria: I have not much sympathy for Franz Joseph, but I really don't want to see either Russia or Prussia/Germany bordering ...
by Stuyvesant
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 275924

Sweet lord! You're actually going to do it: go on the offensive. And you're going to succeed. I'm clearly too cautious/scared for these games, I'd never have thought you would be able to pull off an offensive into the Austrian heartland. Grim, wholesale slaughter in those battles. But hey! You've go...
by Stuyvesant
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 275924

Huzzah! I've been missing my PON-by-proxy fix! :)
by Stuyvesant
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Welcome to the "Vainglory of Nations"-forum
Replies: 40
Views: 65600

Welcome, Stuyvesant, my friend. I see the Paradox forums finally led you here! :) No doubt Loki's AARs were involved . . . Very astute! :) Yes, they did. I'm happy to see Loki and Powloon hard at work to reconstruct their epics over here. As long as there are AARs, I'll be around (I tend to read mo...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: A Newbie Blunders Forth - A Sardina-Piedmont PON AAR
Replies: 40
Views: 15836

Good to see you and your AAR here, Powloon (I'll learn to attach the '1' eventually)!. Looking forward to having your and loki's AARs available when I finally succumb and attempt PON myself. Thanks for porting it over.
by Stuyvesant
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: RoP: Rise of Prussia AARs
Topic: The Mightiest Empires Fall
Replies: 48
Views: 32727

Looks a bit sparse without the comment, but I understand your urgency, loki . One quick point I'd like to make: it looks like you copy-pasted the posts wholesale, so the hyperlinks in the text still point to the Paradox site (as opposed to the relevant posts over here). Probably not very urgent righ...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: RoP: Rise of Prussia AARs
Topic: Learning from Prussia - a Rise of Prussia AAR for beginners
Replies: 20
Views: 13465

It's good to see some of these AARs showing up here. I still haven't gotten round to ROP (don't know if I will, what with the daunting PON still on my to-do list first), but this is a fascinating insight into the game and I believe that the combined AARs I read (ROP, WIA, PON, RUS) did more than any...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 275924

Password reset so that I can access this from work - reporting for duty, sah! :) I'll let you get back to the posting, but it looks like you're about 1/3 of the way there. At least in terms of years played. Thanks for the effort, I look forward to the (eventual) continuation of your Austrian Cliffha...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Welcome to the "Vainglory of Nations"-forum
Replies: 40
Views: 65600

Narwhal wrote:Hey, does that mean the game can be recalled "Vainglory of Nations" :)


Narwhal, I believe the subtitle of the game already is 'Vainglory of Empires'. So it's not so much an 'either/or' as a 'and' proposition. :)
by Stuyvesant
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Paradox AGEOD Forum Migration
Replies: 17
Views: 4482

Having some of those AARs transplanted over here is one way (in fact, probably the way) to get me posting here. :)
by Stuyvesant
Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: The Hero, The Traitor and The Barbarian - an AJE PBEM Beginner AAR
Replies: 12
Views: 6919

A fine decision to let us have a Beta AAR in Paradoxland (I really spend all of my time there, hence this is my first post on these forums). :) Bohémond , for what it's worth, a few comments from loki100 waxing lyrical about the game made me pre-order it last week (and since it wasn't on Gamersgate ...

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