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Posted 16 June 2010 - 09:51 PM

The SU didn't even keep them as allies, part of the Comintern?

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:20 PM

Nope, nor do they have military access. I'm guessing that Hitler's assassination was an event that triggered the surrender of Germany to the SU. Even though the SU gave up or lost those countries, they now officially own those French, Belgium, and Netherland provinces that Germany once did... There's still al ot of Red in Europe  :cool:

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 11:49 PM

Let's have a look then!  Europe must be a nice hodgepodge of puppets, Commie provinces, and liberated countries.

Never seen Hitler assassinated before, actually.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 01:51 AM

Request denied! Just kidding  :(

1 / 1 / 1944:
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I've already annexed the two provinces that made up 'New' Austria. Anything else is on hold until I get my dissent down a bit more, which is fine by me since it's winter. Somehow the UK is occuping Soviet Seville in Spain even though they are not at war. What else, oh yeah, the Soviets took Bellares in the Med from Italy.

Again, nothing has changed in the Pacific. Lots of activity goin' out there though according to the Sunken Ship list - mostly Allied TP & DD.

And yes, all the countries that the Soviets released are 'Stalinist'. They all hate me too.

Notice my IC jump? My Austrian and German provinces. I made a tweak before I started the campaign so that half IC is gotten through annexation instead of the normal 0.2. Just in case you've been wondering where the hell it's all been coming from  :cool:

I'm not so sure about going after Vichy now either, I noticed they have a few VP provinces way down in W. Africa. Still doable by all means, just overly annoying & time consuming. Am I just be picky or lazy now?  :(

A few days after I started back up this last time, I read a "USA had free Western Europe" event in the history log, but nothing seems to have come from it. I dunno if it was caused by the Soviets, or if it had something to do with Vichy still being around. Ever see that before?

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 02:04 AM

I've had that event before, but never spotted what it did.  In that game, I was the UK, and I bloody liberated western Europe with my armies.  If I had known...

That's an interesting map of Europe.  Spain looks ill.  Nationalist, plus a rash of Portugal extending into southern France?

Italy certainly hasn't got much left, anything else not visible apart from Ethiopia?  They'll be KO'd soon.

With VF having VP provinces in Africa, unless you can amphib assault to them, it'll probably be a long campaign, with the low average Infrastructure.  Probably worth it though, even ignoring their African holdings they're a nice little conquest.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 06:45 PM

July '44:
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Due to weather and the alps, the invasion of Switzerland was delayed until mid May. The Swiss were resilient, but us Romanians prevailed. The terrain and fortifications caused a great many casualties, but manpower growth has been greatly improved this year thanks to a new minister granting more bonuses. Thanks to him, the invasion of Vichy is scheduled for the month of August.

The US secured the beachhead in Dax, France, and then zig-zagged across the Iberian peninsula in the 'Great Portugese Hunt'. The Soviets launched an amphibious operation of their own against the Italians in Spain, while the Brits initiated a food for guns campaign in N. Africa. As you foresaw FA, Italy didn't last long and was promptly annexed into the SU. It's not easy to see in the pic, but the Soviets now have a presence in Africa with an isolated chunk of useless desert, while the UK received the rest of Italy's African holdings. Portugal is the only nation that remains of the Axis because of the VP province of Macao on the coast of China.

I must say that the highlight of these past six months was April 1st when Slovenia declared war on the Axis, which also happened to be a few days after they were kicked out of Europe  :cool:

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 08:14 PM

What a wonderfully useless province for the SU to own.  :cool:

And oh, poor Slovenia...

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 09:59 PM

October '44
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Neither the army or air force of Vichy were able to withstand the horde of Romania invaders... Their navy though? Oh hell, they actually do have a navy and they pinned down my troop transports while at port in Podgorica. None were sunk, but they took a fair bit of damage and shot down the prospect of invading the African colonies. Since Vichy offered me several chances for peace, I managed to structure a deal that netted me some IC, manpower, and resources.

On an unrelated note, it appears the SU has kept the bulk of their German invasion forces stationed in Western Europe. Oh my.

Although that image is of October '44, I'm currently in January '45 and see no visible changes with the other major powers. Hopefully someone else does something interesting within the next year or two... personally I'd like to see Japan and the SU bump uglies  ;)

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:27 PM

Any developments in the Holy Romanian Empire?

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:55 AM

The Czechs were annexed in '45 - Slovakia liberated to get belligerence down a bit.

I think I've played into the autumn of '46 with no other major developments... I was gearing up my military for an end all be all war with the SU tentatively slated for spring of '48. Suicide? Yes! But maybe WWIII will spice things up  :P



UPDATE!!!

I have spoken, and so it shall be done.

The first and most crucial stage of the upcoming war will be a suprise attack against an unsuspecting DDR as illistrated here:
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*Please note that due to the ever growing need for manpower, the war room is primarily staffed by displaced orphans.

The idea is to annex DDR as quickly as possible to cut the SU's supply lines to Western Europe... Then there's also hoping that they don't have enough transports to adequately supply a gazillion divisions they have stationed along the Atlantic coast.

If those hopes happen to become reality, then I'll need some luck to get the SU to commit reinforcements to this bottleneck on the eastern front:
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If all of this comes together in a perfect fashion, I may have a chance... and reason to devise the second stage  ;)

So what kind of military does the Holy Romanian Empire have at it's disposal to even dare undertake such a glorious endeavor?
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The army is modern at '47, no upgrades required. Air Force is as modern as it can get with the exception of some Escort Fighter upgrades in progress. I've not done any rocketry research to open up jet engines.

Unfortunately, my puppets won't ally with me, well at least not the ISR who's sittin' pretty with 50+ inf divisions to spare. But it's not so bad if they don't join in I suppose, I still have military access which could be beneficial for raiding, withdrawing, or regrouping.

My intelligence agency, which happens to be ran by prostitutes (superb intel-to-cost ratio, really), suggests that my Comintern rivals have:
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Poles, Germans, and Bears, oh my! Please keep in mind that these are guesses, not estimates or knowing...

Holy hell though, 900+ infantry divisions supported by 80+ armor divisions? I think Conan the Romanian said it best...

"It does not matter if we were good men or bad, just that few stood against many..."



UPDATE!

Resistance is futile:
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Seven bloody days was all the steam we had. About a dozen DDR divisions magically showed up in Potsdam to stop my push to the Baltic. Bastards. All those damn rivers slowed the western groups thrust just enough to prevent us from being able to seal off that edge. And there was no attempt to breach through my fortifications on the Eastern front...

So it appears that Romania will not rule the world. We'll chalk this campaign up as a stalemate... Was loads of fun until the past few years, and I chose this ending just to see if I could pull it off. All-in-all time well spent.




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