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Dar al-Islam: A Barbary States Empire Total War AAR – Part 5

July 14, 2009 7 comments

empire_total_war_aarThe years 1780 to 1800 have been tough, but productive. The good news is that the empire has expanded enormously, the bad news, I’ve had to quit in 1794 due to the game crashing on me every ten minutes or so. I can’t take it any more! But read on for the what happened over the 14 years of the rise and rise of the Barbary States! …(or go visit Part 1)…

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Dar al-Islam: A Barbary States Empire Total War AAR – Part 4

May 24, 2009 12 comments

barbary_states_empire_total_war_logoIt’s been a while, I’ve been distracted by BloodBowl and holidays. But now we’re back and it’s time to see how the fate of the Barbary States played out between 1760 and 1780! There are some quite interesting developments as well, unexpected things take place, excitement leaks from every seam! Read on, read on! …(or go visit Part 1)… Read more…

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Dar al-Islam: A Barbary States Empire Total War AAR – Part 3

April 12, 2009 12 comments

barbary_states_empire_total_war_logoThe twenty years from 1740 have been a time of prosperity for the Barbary States. The Mediterranean has been conquered and the Islamic empire looks to expand abroad, to capture new holdings and spread the one true faith! Read on for the gory details! …(or go visit Part 1)… Read more…

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Dar al-Islam: A Barbary States Empire Total War AAR – Part 2

March 27, 2009 6 comments

barbary_states_empire_total_war_logoThe twenty years since 1720 have been very interesting. From expansion to near bankruptcy and back again it has been a roller coaster ride. Read on and marvel at the rise of the Barbary States! …(or go visit Part 1)… Read more…

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Dar al-Islam: A Barbary States Empire Total War AAR – Part 1

March 22, 2009 11 comments

barbary_states_empire_total_war_logoEmpire: Total War is fun, but playing as England, Prussia, France or Spain is a bit easy really. So many provinces, so many troops to build, so much money! So instead of going easy, and to provide an interesting AAR, I unlocked the minor nations and decided to play the Barbary States. Why this rag-tag bunch of North African pirates? For two reasons:

  1. I want to play as pirates! Duh!
  2. I want to convert Europe to Islam!

…And I also thought it would be quite funny if I could pull it off. Sure enough, it has been amusing, but also really hard. Read on for the first 20 years of the rise of the Barbary States! Read more…

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Empire: Total War – All factions unlocked!

March 12, 2009 17 comments

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*WARNING* This mod is now months old and may not work with a current version of E:TW. I suggest visiting the linked sites and having a poke around for more recent mods before you install this one, just in case! And always back up, you can back up *WARNING*

It’s a mere few days since Empire: Total War was released and already the moders over on twcenter.net have worked out how to unlock all of the minor powers! Want to play Savoy? The Barbary states? American Indian nations? Now you can! It’s early days for the mod so there are some issues, but when I tried it there were no major problems. In particular, the Italian states seem quite full-featured in terms of intro text and goals, almost as if they were cut at the last minute.

Sadly, the pirates, while playable, and fairly unplayable, due to everyone being permanently at war with them and a stacking limit of six for units and ships. Hopefully they will iron that one out in due course as who doesn’t want to play a pirate nation!? I’m tempted to do a very piratey AAR for the Barbary coast state as I think it could be quite amusing.

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RPS: Bangalore Galore – An Empire: Total War AAR

March 2, 2009 Comments off

empire_total_war_aarThere’s a short and sweet AAR for Empire: Total War over on Rock Paper Shotgun. Covering a battle between a player fighting as the Maratha Confederacy and the AI controlled Mysorians. If you’re familiar with the Total War series you won’t see much new here, but the graphics are sexy and the scope of E:TW exciting. So many nations to play and so many adventures to be had! Even better, word on the street is that there will be a multiplayer strategy game patch in the future which will allow 1 on 1 playing of the strategy game, great! We look forward to some interesting multiplayer AARs in the future.

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