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joxer31
25th Jun 2005, 02:28
The newly established French republic is on the verge of collapse from outside and from within. Political pressure applied by monarchies loathe to relinquish their divine right to rule those less fortunate than themselves and from French men whose ambition out ways those of the unemployed and starving. The only unifying factor throughout the country is that everyman is born with a given right to freedom and justice and they will die to defend that belief.

July 1789
The assembly has been called to chart a course for the future of the republic so that it may survive the storm that appears to be incircling the only bastion of freedom from tyranny.

Research: Food Preservation
Construction: Military Academy
Political: Defensive Alliance with: Batavia
Military: All armies recalled to Paris

The assembly feels that the peace of political and military situation allow for the armies to be recalled to Paris and refitted with new uniforms, arms and training so as to assess their fighting ability. Their decision to focus on the infrastructure rather than military or political advances have some worried that France will be unprepared for future conflicts. The construction of military structures does little to appease the apprehension which has gripped the higher brass. The successful conclusion of a defensive alliance with Batavia does improve the mood throughout HQ but with such a weak ally, it will still fall upon their shoulders to bear the burden of conflict.

Aug 1789

Research: Vaccination
Construction: Rations Warehouse
Political:
Military: Capitaine Murat 2 battalions of Militia, Capitaine Soult 1 battalion of Voltigeurs, 2 battalions of Line Infantry

The general assembly is most displeased with the apparent lack of professionalism demonstrated by the mob which has entered Paris claiming to be the pride of the French army. They quickly re-organize the army to their satisfaction but to the grumbles of the common soldier. They are however optimistic about the new military academy which will draw the cream of military elite to lead their army.

Sep 1789

Research: Vaccination
Construction: Rations Warehouse
Political: British sloop spotted
Military: Sloop Pluton ordered to Bay of Biscay

The coast watchers brigade has spotted what appears to be the British sloop Temeraire in the Bay of Biscay. In response to these reports, the Pluton has been orderd to Biscay to protect the harbor from the British fleet which has begun a patrol of the Atlantic. Moralte plummets in the army as they remain in barracks training for a war they feel will never come as Europe remains at peace.


Oct 1789

Research: Circular Saw
Construction:
Political:
Military:

The assembly still feels that the prudent course of research is to develop the infrastructure rather than invest precious research funds into other ventures. With the completion of Vaccination, doctors look for "volunteers" to be a trial set to test their new product. 2500 souls volunteered to take part in the trial and were richly rewarded for their efforts with a nice pine box and 6x8 plot of earth from which no person can ever take from them.


Nov 1789

Research: Circular Saw
Construction:
Political: Spanish sloop spotted
Military:

The crew of the Pluton were in a tizzy as a mast was spotted on the horizon which was a welcome change from the monotony of their duties. The Spanish sloop Monarca was saluted as the two ships passed each other in the Straits of Gibraltar. The warm blanket of peace wraps its arms around Europe as the calm remains and the great armies sleep.


Dec 1789

Research: Basic Education
Construction:
Political:
Military:

With Christmas soon arriving, the army was given a generous 2 week furlough from duty to spend with their families as the political attitude remains one of peaceful discourse between France and her neighbors. The military commanders however are still apprehensive as the assembly still refuses to acknowledge the need to improve the army's fighting ability with new weapons or more troops.


Jan 1790

Research: Basic Education
Construction:
Political: Spanish and Portugues sloops seen
Military:

A new year, another chance to redeem your soul by pledging never to do this and give up that. The palace has been full of bustle as it has been expected that an heir will be named. To no one's surprise, young Miss Isabelle was named heir and the young Monsieur Henri was too hot headed to ever be considered an appropriate ruler as he once imprisoned a servant for not wiping his royal deriare with the proper silk cloth. Again, the crew of the Pluton spotted two masts on the horizon, one belonging to the majestic Spanish sloop, Santisma Trinidad and the other the Portuguese sloop Gloria. Both resplendid in their color and craftsmenship.


Feb 1790

Research:Basic Education
Construction:
Political: Spanish sloop seen off southern coast
Military:2 Spanish armies spotted patroling souther border

An emergency assembly has been called to assess the Spanish military build up along the southern border as 2 massive armies have been reported encamped along the border and Spanish fleet anchored off the port of Lyons. The army is recalled from the barracks and assembled into field operations pending the assemblies orders. Could war already be upon us?


Mar 1790

Research: Basic Education
Construction
Political:
Military: Spanish threat downgraded

The farmers that reported seeing a massive army were later fined and imprisoned for failure to count properly as miltiary scouts reported that 1 battalion of milita, 1 battalion of Line infantry, and 2 battalions of Light Infantry were the cause of the commotion. The crew of the Pluton celebrated the 7 month voyage with a case of rum. I have known rowboats to make the journey from France to America in less time and had to be fully intoxicated to be foolish enough to attempt such acts of "bravery." I hope this lack of discipline demonstrated by the navy does not reflect their fighting ability.


Apr 1790

Research: Basic Infantry
Construction: Primary Schools
Political:
Military:

It appears that the assembly has been visibly shaken at the military buildup by Spain and agreed to the development of better weapons and training for the army. They did however agree to the construction of a continental railway system draining the stockyards of 2500 tons of raw materials and costing the lives of 1500 workers. Wish we had the raw materials back.


May 1790

Research: Basic Infantry
Construction: Primary Schools
Political:
Military:

The military commanders are greedily rubbing the hands together, anxiously awaiting the completion of new training methods and tactics from which to apply to their commands.


June 1790

Research: Basic Cavalry
Construction: Primary Schools
Political:
Military:

YES! New tactics and weapons are availible and it will only be a matter of time before the assembly will issue funds to recruit new men into the army and swell her ranks.


July 1790

Research: Basic Cavalry
Construction: Primary Schools
Political: Defensive Alliance expires
Military:

Any moment now, word will come down from the assembly to begin the training of new battalions and fill the vacancies in the ranks as they cannot ignore the fact that the Defensive Alliance with Batavia has expired and has not been renewed.

Aug 1790

Research: Basic Cavalry
Construction: Basic Barracks
Political:
Military:

Yup, any moment.


Sep 1790

Research:Artillery Industry
Construction:
Political:
Military: Fusiliers conscripted

The recruiting offices could not keep up with the flood of volunteers as a new battalion of Fusiliers were ordered into service. Military brass breath a sigh of relief as the general assembly has finally agreed to increase the size of the standing army.


Oct 1790

Research:Artillery Industry
Construction: Basic Stables
Political: WAR!!
Military: Fusiliers conscripted

Reports come raining in as Spain and Portugal have open hostilities. A bloody battle has been fought on the southern plains of Andalusia as the Spanish were sent reeling in defeat as they lost 2 battalions of light infantry and another of Line. The Portuguese are now in firm control of Andalusia but also seem to have suffered severly as they lost more than 80% of their milita corp.
The Spanish sloop Santisima Trinidad was seen in the Bay of Biscay with full sail heading south for the coast of Portugal. With news that war has broken out, the assembly has agreed to raise anothe battalion of Fusilers to bolster the size of the army in case the war comes farther north.


Nov 1790

Research:Artillery Industry
Construction:Basic Stables
Political:
Military: Voltigeurs in training

The assembly seems to have taken a new stance on the war between Spain and Portugal. They continue to increase the size of the army and whispers abound that France will soon enter the war as this conflict cannot continue as it will upset the balance of power on the Iberian peninsula. With this new attitude, another battalion has been ordered into service but of Voltigeurs whose training remain unmatched in the army and will take longer than that of Fusiliers.


Dec 1790

Research: Artillery Industry
Construction:Basic Stables
Political: Britain farms alot, new Defensive Alliance
Military:

The local papers are covered with reports that Great Britain has undergone some Agrarian Revolution. Well, they can keep all the potatoes they want. The assembly has agreed to a Defensive Alliance with the Helvetian Republic thus fueling the rumors that France will soon go to war.


Hope you guys enjoy the reading. Will try and post another year before the weekend is out.

joxer31
28th Jun 2005, 03:55
The flames of conflict have been ignited in Spain. How far will the inferno travel across Europe? How many countries will be engulfed in conflict this year? Too many questions and not enough answers. Only time will be the determing factor.



Jan 1791

Research: Peaceful Annexation
Construction: Basic Foundry
Political: Relations Cooling
Military: Began training Hussars

The political world is turning to turmoil. Blood has been spilled and the sharks are beginning to circle. The British diplomats are becoming more arrogant each day as the relations between us are deteriorating at an alarming rate. Spies report that Britain has not moved her forces anywhere on her island. Wellington is still stationed in London and Barnard remains in Ireland. What is Great Britain up to?


Feb 1791

Research: Harbor Infrastructure
Construction: Basic Foundry
Political: Portugal withdraws
Military: completed training

Portugal has withdrawn her forces from southern Spain, but a peace has not been negotiated. Is there more fighting to come on the peninsula? The first cavalry recruits have completed their training. Their presence on the battlefield will help balance the hordes of militia that are prevelant on todays fields.

Mar 1791

Research: Harbor Infrastructure
Construction: Basic Foundry
Political: Spainish army destroyed
Military: WAR!

The last Spanish army was destroyed in a brilliant move by the Portuguese. Spain moved her army into Andalusia to secure the territory. The trap was sprung. Two Portuguese armies moved into the region and annhilated the last vestages of Spanish resistance in the region. The assembly now smells a quick and easy victory to secure Spain without firing a shot. The make a shrewd move and secure a Right of Passage with Batavia securing her nothern border. Capitaine Bonaparte, Murat, and Soult march south toward the border as France has declared war with Spain!


Apr 1791

Research: Trade Infrastructure
Construction:
Political: Portugal makes peace
Military: Officer training

Portugal has made peace with Spain and annexes Andalusia as her prize. The campaign has begun in Spain. Bonaparte and Soult crossed the Pyrenese into Catalonia and Murat into Aragon. Neither met with any notable resistance and have secured the surrounding regions. The general assembly secured a Defensive Alliance with Piedmont to ensure that France is not invaded as her army is completely committed to the war with Spain. The tension mounts with Britain as she did not take the news of our war with Spain as a good sign of things to come.

May 1791

Reseach:Trade Infrastructure
Construction:
Political: War with Hanover
Military: Army occupies Madrid

The army sensing a quick victory moves on the undefended capital of Spain and prepares the long tedious task of subjugating the populace. In a surprisingly aggresive move, Hanover has declared war with France and makes preparations to invade. This does not bode well as Paris is undefended and her armies abroad. In another unfortunate turn of events, the Spanish fleet has been spotted sailing into the Bay of Biscay. The crew of the Pluton readies the ship for action. The Spanish sloop, Santisima Trinidad attempted to flee but the Pluton ran her down and challenged her to a contest.

Pluton vs Santisima Trinidad May 15, 1791

The sky darkened, the rain intensified, and the winds howled. It was as if the seas new a battle was to be fought this day and tried to keep the forces from shedding blood.
Our capitaine looked through his glass to notice that the Trinidad had already seen action on the high seas and has been badly damaged as the smoke billows from her decks. A slightly upturned corner of his mouth signifies his pleasure of the situation as he can almost feel the prize money weighing in his pocket.
The capitaine ordered chain shot be loaded into the cannon to disable the Trinidad to slow her down and be boarded.
With the advatage of the wind gauge, the capitaine ordered the Pluton in a direct line with the Trinidad and received a face full of round shot at the bow. Little damage scored as the Spanish fired their broadside to early and were now steering larboard to escape our reply. Our broadside struck home with tremendous accuracy but did not seem to phase the Trinidad in her sailing capacity. The capitaine then ordered grape into the cannons.
This would seem our only victory as our capitaine then continued to make blunders in his attempts to close the distance and board the Trinidad.
The two ships circled each other like to fighters squaring off. Each exchanging shots. The Pluton receiving the worse of the beatings. The capitaine was frustrated at his failed attempts to close and board and so ordered the Trinidad sunk!
The crew groaned as the loaded the cannon with round shot to end the duel. The Trinidad did not last long after that final order was given and was sent to the bottom of the ocean, along with all of her crew.


June 1791

Research: Market Reform
Construction:
Political: Champagne invaded
Military: Fusiliers into training

Madrid is under firm control of the military and is only a matter of time before the whole of the country is under our influence. Champagne has been invaded by the evil armies of Hanover. Capitaine Lannes has just graduated from the academy and awaits troops to defend the capital. In response, a battalion of Fusiliers have been rushed into training to defend the capital. In some troubling news, our ally Piedmont has not fulfilled her end of the Defensive Alliance and declared war on Hanover. Nor has the Helevtian Republic. Have we been betrayed?


July 1791

Research: Market Reform
Construction:
Political:
Military: Fusiliers into training

The Helevtian Republic has a defensive alliance with Hanover and will remian neutral in this war, or so our spies report. New from the front is that Hanover has stopped her advance and seems content to occupy Champagne. The assembly is not content to defend the capital with just a single battalion of Fusiliers and has ordered anothe battalion be raised. Capitaine Lannes has thus been deployed into the countryside with his single battalion to counter the threat now present.


Aug 1791

Research: Market Reform
Construction
Political:
Military:

War on two fronts has significantly drained the resources of the country as there are not enough to raise anymore troops for the defense of Paris. Capitaine Lannes will have to make due with 2 battalions of Fusiliers. Hanover remains in Champagne and seems to be thumbing their noses at us as we are powerless to remove the presence, for now. . .


Sep 1791

Research: Journalism
Construction:
Political:
Military:

The army is quickly conforming Spain into the French way of thinking and is anxious to return and drive the invaders out. Reserach of market reform has been completed and Journalism has begun.

Oct 1791

Reserach: Journalism
Construction:
Political: Right of Passage, new ally
Military: new battery in training

In a fortunate turn of events, Piedmont has admitted Austria into the Defensive Alliance and maybe her entry will remove the Hanoverian army from our lands as she will now be threatend on another front. The right of passage signed with Batavia has expired so the govt has extended a defensive alliance agreement to Batavia. The negotiations failed and another right of passage was conlcuded, at a hefty 1700 gold. Thus a commercial treaty was signed in the aftermath in which Batavia received 2000 raw materials for 1700 gold.
Enough resources have been rationed to order the construction of a new 6 pound battery to be commissioned and fortify our defenses around Paris.


Nov 1791

Research: Journalism
Construction:
Political: Annexation and Great Britain makes her move
Military: March homeward

Great Britain has made her move! She has annexed Hanover and all her armies. And to top if off, has moved the remaining Hanoverian army into Champagne as Britain is not at war with Austria, or any of our neighbors for that matter. Although we are not at war with Britain, her actions would seem to dictate the conflict is on the near horizon. The total count of forces now occupying Champagne number 2 regiments of Hussars, 1 regiment of Lancers, 2 battalions of militia followed by 1 battalion of line.
With the completion of the annexatoin of Spain, the French army rushes home as there is still a home to defend.


Dec 1791

Research: Journalism
Construction: Department of Trade
Political: Great Britain withdraws
Military: Rushing home

The flocks of peasants that left Paris as our enemies closed in around us, are now returning as Great Britain has withdrawn her armies back to Hanover. Tensions are to the point of conflict but neither side seems willing to take that final step to war.
Capitaine Lannes has received the newly commissioned battery of 6 pounders are remains vigilant until the army can return home.



Hope you guys still enjoy reading. Please feel free to post any comments, good or bad about my attempt to narrate my AAR.

mongoose8
28th Jun 2005, 19:54
you have way too much time on your hands :D .....get a job

5/77 Armd
28th Jun 2005, 20:24
Nice, I enjoyed it. I've gotta give one of these a shot sometime. I just don't know how good my storyline would be; not my strong suit.

thezigg
28th Jun 2005, 21:07
That was cool. Did you write that up yourself or is it part of the game?

joxer31
28th Jun 2005, 21:24
you have way too much time on your hands .....get a job

Hope you saw the time I posted that. Way past my bedtime. :) Sitting at my job now waiting for 5pm.


That was cool. Did you write that up yourself or is it part of the game?

No, made up the story as I went along. Took a page out of Ryoken's AAR. His is much better than mine. Posted pictures and such. Took screenies of the ship duel, but found that I have to have a web server to post em. Too lazy. :D