Yay it's here! Damn what a big fatty this issue has become hehe. I daresay this is the largest issue to date! Great work work to all you guys in the CQ team, especially "m" who has made a huge effort for this edition and Juvenal for once again compiling all of this I'll be spreading rep around like crazy!
My personal theory is that he is now being remotely-controlled by an alien master-race bent upon world-domination
Maybe the Predators
I would recommend Smirnoff or Romanov...I should cut down on the cheap vodka.
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Outstanding efforts, as usual! Many thanks to M for reviewing my AAR!
Great issue as always, and very nice job in particular in all the articles.
In answer to Skantarios' review:
I like it a lot, it really gave me an idea as to where i want this to go next.
I am an native English speaker, from Australia, but can be lazy with my grammer sometimes, and autocheck spelling sometimes stuffs up too which is annoying.
I am playing H/H, but the reason that i keep winning battles is that, one; Im quite good at TW games and two; there is a bug in the recruitment for the Western Roman armies, causing them to only recruit low level units. I am in the process of fixing this at the moment.
Oh and Vithimer is a Goth
So thankyou very much for reviewing my work, really helpful!
To say I was thrilled when I read Radzeer's review is a little like saying a typhoon is a tad damp. I was (and still am) ecstatic! So firstly I would like to thank my good friend Radzeer for the effort he put into this. It is appreciated and a great boost to motivation!
The idea behind the fictional history was partly because I've always wanted to try something like that, and partly for practical reasons. Namely, the Bosporan Kingdom starts in such weak position that it is very difficult to go for the blitz strategy that is so successful in some other AAR's or with other factions. So I needed SOMETHING to fill those early chapters! It was also largely something that I did for my own enjoyment, and I was thrilled when I realised people were actually following it. I was worried the names may get confusing, or the lack of action at the beginning might turn some people off, and to a certain extent I am sure it has, but as it stands I don't think I would change the way I did it, it was just too much fun!
I was also extremely happy with some of the suggestions for improvement. The prose style is something that I am seriously looking to tweak. The interview-style is something I wanted to try, and I wouldn't say it has failed, but it certainly makes some areas very challenging to write, such as dialogues. I will never scrap the interview-style as the major way of presenting things, but I will definitely be looking to mix some other styles in there. Most likely after book one (Paerisades II) is completed. The captioning is something I have unashamedly pirated from our illustrious editor's "Severus..." series. I think the point about it not yet meshing with the account of the battle is well-made. I am still tweaking this too.
I am most definitely in this for the long-haul. I plan on keeping this going for a long while yet, and things like this just encourage me to keep going. There is no fixed end-point in mind just now. I have some boxes I would like to check along the way but that's about it. Anyhow, back to the script! (Radzeer, that cheque is in the mail...).
Last edited by Ganbarenippon; August 06, 2011 at 09:29 AM.
Wanted to stop by and say thank you for the kind and fair review. I'm nearly done writing the final part...two years of my life coming to an end. So many tales are started and many never finished, but after such a long period I have to finish what I've started. Thanks again.
I like how SoA touched on the Total Wars Era page. It's what started it all in my opinion and deserves a little glimmer of light every now and then.
[RS AAR]: The Ishtar Gate to Alexandria
Another great issue! I still have stuff to read even that I had a few days headstart...
[AAR] The Wolf Among Dogs - The Latin Empire *In progress* (Reviewed by HeirofAlexander)
[AAR] Primus Inter Pares - The Kievan Rus *Completed* (Reviewed by Thokran)
[AAR] The Chronicle of a Hungarian Freeman *Completed* (Reviewed by la coupe est pleine)
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Following the footsteps of Hesus de bodemloze and bringing Robin de Bodemloze along
If you have enjoyed this issue, then please consider visiting Critic's Quill Issue 29, newly published.
(Of course if you didn't like it, then maybe you should come over anyway to see if we've improved at all. )
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