Wasn't my intention to create an AAR when I've started this game the last month. But I was lucky, the russians couldn't defeat me in the Crimean War. With strong ottomans armies in the frontiers and a bunch of deaths trying to take Kars unsuccessfully. The Russian Empire give some reparations and I live to see another day.
After that the luck doesn't leave me. The discovery of inventions like the early railroad and the industrial revolution, have allowed to me to develop the country. I've invested this earnings in technology and the army and this converted the Ottomans in a great power. I'm now at 1868 and some turns ago I've started to deplete the pool of industries and military. This was starting to be boring until:
Austria after ignore the crisis with Prussia for the Hegemony in Germany declares the war to the turks! I've thought that this could be an interesting scenario and this is the reason of this AAR. Whatever the result of this war, this could be a good sample of the possibilities of this game and an alternative history awesome
Now I'm going to summarize the situation of this moment, this are my armies in the west:
and in the east:
The 4 armies of the west and the 3 armies of the northeast are similar. The armies reach the limit of command points of their generals to improve the efficiency. This is an example:
They have also engineers, doctors and supplies
When I depleted the armies pool I've started to fill the replacements pool.
I've invested also in a huge railroad network.
I've lines to all my frontiers and the edges of my empire
Now the economy:
The tariff tax it's at his maximum, this allow me to develop a national economy. I've invested to fulfill all the needs of my population.
I've fulfilled all the needs, this improves the contentment 0.67% per turn and I've got a 90% at average. To achieve this I've got only to import some gold, the rest it's national production.
I'm in the top of the technological competition, now with the surplus I invest even in technologies than I don't need.
I've started to develop the colonies recently:
I've declared Libya a colony, all the rest of the arabian peninsula (except arabia) are protectorates. Now I'm trying to convert them into colonies, but with the limited ottomans options it's very slow.
In the diplomatic front, I've got defense agreements with UK and France. They are more useful as a deterrent tool than a real help.
There is the statistics. Russia disappeared from this table when they started a war against Japan, I guess they are the first military force:
Statistics of Austria:
They have more power than I've got and I don't expect help from my allies. But I've recently developed a new breech-loaded gun and discovered some technologies to reduce the hits and the fall of cohesion in movement, this could be an advantage.
This is it, some advices? The only thing I've got clear it's to move the best generals to the western front
. I'm not very confident in the result of this conflict, but I promise to continue the narration regardless of the results.