News from the frontier- a collaborative story about an ongoing multiplayer game.
Since our last game ended a bit prematurely in the middle of 41 its time to start up a new campaign.
Recapitulation of the end of last campaign
Sovjet retreating in the north with projected loss of Moscow within months but holding a massive defensive line at Kiev. Retreat of comintern forces to defensible positions in the mountains around Baku. Severe losses of Sovjet armed forces (>25%)
UK in retreat in India after early Seelöwe. Total control of Japan in the pacific with annexation and puppeting of Anzac. The American continent in a nutcracker from both east and west coast landings. Canada annexed by Germany and USA in a dire situation.
But now its time for another war, now more massive with more players at the world stage!
Every Monday until HOI3 is released.
Armageddon, 1936 scenario with decent amount of house rules.
Generals and the information I have gathered about them.
More recruits might show up along the way
Veteran player and according to colleagues a bona fide doomsday machine (rumoured to be taking notes of the weather in Doomsday for planning assaults next year). Interested in asymmetric warfare.
Played UK in the last two games. Desert warfare specialist after the bitter struggles in Iraq in previous campaign.
Earlier merits includes jointly controlling UK with PAHO. Will escargots be served in the finer establishments in Berlin this time around?
Vapula: UK2, Republican Spain
Missed out on earlier campaigns due to a low efficiency steam driven computer. Probably a board game veteran? Were thrown into playing Rep spain without preparation.
Vujake: Nat China
Veteran player. Made a formidable defence as France in our last campaign and took over USA when Uncle Sam already had a gun pointed at his head. Now playing China with what seems to be “drunken monkey style fighting”
Had the harsh misfortune of playing his first game ever as SOV 2 with another fellow who had minimal experience in such a big country. Sings opera and draws cartoons. Have made devious decisions so far as Brazil.
Peiper: Chairman of Cominternt, SOV1
Big fan of airforce. Might we se “the beast” in the skies above the battlefield?
Will control SOV together with sov2, jonas. Experienced player who probably speaks fluent japanese.
Joint commander with peiper in this campaign as well in the last campaign, then as Italy.
Have previous experience as SOV.
Johan Jung aka Nohansen: Germany
The kind of guy who renames all Japanese taskforces to their historical names. Colleagues with Jasgripen and Peiper. Made a wicked Japan in the last campaign. Veteran player. Speaks some Japanese.
Evil I tell you, eeeeviill.
A first time as Japan in mp but have in previous games brought a world of hurt on his opposition, either as SOV or as GER. Veteran player and fond of Victoria and EU:IN (have been lobbying for a mp game with those)
Joined or group of merry men very late in the last campaign as a Canada about to be annexed. Seems to have a firm grasp of strategy and the grand scheme of things. Have probably played a lot of other strategy games?
Palle: Axis total, Nationalist Spain
Played a different nat china in our last campaign. Board and strategy game veteran who also understand the value of a glass of red wine complementing a session of mp HOI2
The man with the plan. Compulsive planner and build strategist. A “Builder” in geek terms.
A veteran player who were bloodied last campaign as SOV. Prefer my mp game sessions to be complimented with a full bodied red wine, preferably a South African vintage.
Can only count to ten in Japanese and the names of some body parts to kick.