Try going to this site www.aaeuropemc.com. You can join there and play unregistered or registered games games with other members, which I am one. Although I have yet to play a registered game. Did play A&AE via PBEM with a guy from here using aaeuropemc’s dicey server, but work crap and layoffs prevented me from finnishing.
This goes for BigBlocky too. If you’re interested in A&AP online games, that is. 😄