In response to the recent slew of "play by council" threads forming, I have created this as my response. I alone shall dictate the progress of this game! No other shall interfere! This AAR is mine and mine alone!
Actually, the title refers to my goal. Unlike most of my games, I won't be going for the Diplomatic Victory, that win type of weak-willed sub-races. No, I and my Drengin Empire will be pursuing an all-out Conquest Victory, crushing all others beneath our adamantine claws! And just to increase the challenge, I'll be doing it on the Unlimited Power scenario: where all races have massive logisitics bonuses, including (gulp) the 'bonus' Dread Lords that automatically appear. My first playthrough of this scenario, on the original Dread Lords, resulted in one of the most interesting and exciting games I've played; now I seek to repeat that experience on DA (actually, I'd prefer Twilight, as I've wanted to try the Drengin tech tree, but there's a bug that makes it impossible to play scenarios on it).
(BTW, all joking aside, this is a standard AAR - or rather DAR as I'll be writing it while playing the game. No council involved.)