I have only recently got to know the true promise of Hoi2, so I am pretty new on this board (just asked a few technical/stastical questions).
A quick introduction: My name is Andreas, I live in Cologne, Germany, and I've been into strategy games for 15 years (pirates!, civilization, sim city, several football managers etc.). I had given up on computer games completely around 2001, before I finally discovered the diamond that HOI actually is.
This will be my first AAR and I hope you are going to enjoy it.
The settings used are:
Nation: Commune of France
Cheats: I play AS France, and not the Tour de France, so this is a definite "no"
Now this is the situation, 18 years after our defeat in WWI against the German/Austria-Hungarian Alliance:
As you can see, La Grande Nation is surrounded by evil right-winged nations, who want to annihilate France from the map (the pink numbers are our relations with them). Our only true friends are the Brits, the Sicilians (we are allied) and possibly Russia.
Please bear in mind, that even though Austria looks very small, she has alliances and puppets on the balkan/eastern Europe. With Germany being the biggest power in the world, the situation does not look good for France.
Anyway, France has recovered from her defeat in the Great War. We are a prosperous nation at 148/114 IC output and have decent tech teams. Of course, we lack several resources due to the loss of our colonies. Still, we are in a comfortable situation and could just lay back, enjoy our red wine and eat our frogs' legs...
...or can't we? No! The Germans control Lorraine Alsace including the world-famous areas of la Moselle, that we need for the vineyards as well as our industrial power.
This cannot be tolerated. One day we will fly the tricolore above Strasburg, Metz and Mulhouse again.
But first, there will be different goals to be achieved...