Plan Z. Uber Kriegsmarine Pt Deux
Greetings humbel reader. I have just patched HoI2 up to Armgeddon 1.3 so hopefully this time round the game will be alot more stable than by previous incomplete AAR that was bugged with numerous problems. The relevent info.
Germany 36 Campaign
Tech Team Capture/Full IC takeover off.
Unlike most Geman games this game will focus very heavily on the Kriegsmarine. I will build 2 SAGS y Danzig or war. The immediate goals of theis AAR.
1. Have fun.
2. Smash the Royal Navy (or enough of it at sea) mano a mano
3. Still achieve normal German goals depsite the naval buildup.
4. Rough timeline (major countries to defeat. Probably be others in there)
39 Invade Poland, France
40. Sealion, engage the RN at sea. Also Netherlands/Belgium
41 Launch Barbarossa aiming for Bitter Pece and more or less total defeat of the USSR
42. Invade the USA and defeat their navy at sea as well.
43. Annex USA if it hasn't been done already. Conduct aggressive negotiations against Japan. Annex the UK.
43-45 Annex Japan and the Soviet Union Remnant. Probably end the game due to no one else left worth worrying about.
A Date in Berlin 1936
"Admiral Raeder to see you mein Fuhrer" Bormann announced. While disliking the Reichkanzler Raeder was smart enough to know who needed to be appeased. His supposedly private meeting with the Fuhrer had the odious Goring in attendence. "Mein Fuhrer thank you for seeing me at such short notice" Raeder announced. Tucked under his arm were several maps and industrial and scientific reports.
"As you know the Reich has not recovered from the injutices of the Treaty forced upon us in 1919 mein Fuhrer". Raeder drew in a deep breath as he had his work cut out for him. "In order to avoid a repeat of 1914-1918 in the future and to secure long term access to the required resources I have prepared a briefing for you". The Fuhrer had heard it all before but looked less than impressed. Numerous underlings were braying for resources to fill out their pet projects. Even loyal Himmler was wanting to expand his beloved SS.
"As you know meni Fuhrere the Allied blockade in the Great War had devastating efects on the German economy" stated Raeder. "While some early plans have been formulated regarding submarine warfare in the event of a war with England in the future, I have a more ambitious plan" Raeder handed Hitler an artists impression of Kiel. Just 4 years in the future there was a fleet of 12 new Battleships. Goring looked as if he would explode. While not impossable to produce there would be very little spare resources left should such a fleet be built, let alone the support vessels required. It didn't take a genius to see the army would get most of what was left, leaving the Luftwaffe out in the cold. Hitler himself looked less than enthused as he was very focused on the Bolshevik menace and would be reluctant to divert resources away from the Wehrmacht. Nevertheless Raeder continued. " I realise I am asking for much but great efficience can be achived in the economy to reach this goal and to expand the Wehrmacht to required standards". "With such a navy I can secure all the required resources and then Herman can have his flying toys, starting with a second planned rearmament in 1940 mein Fuhrer". "With Gorings help to play a important role I can destroy the Royal Navy, leaving you free to concentrate on the Soviets- if required of course". Raeder pulled out several maps as he had some large promises to make. In grey he had mapped out future German campaigns- but only in the even Germany was provoked into a war of course. Contingency plans don't hurt after all.
1939 Poland, France, Denmark Belgium, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands as part of the Reich.
1940 England, Spain, Yugoslavia, Greece, and the Middle East
1941 the USSR
Raeder of course had saved his trump card for last. Hitler had never left Europe and was unfamiliar with the world at large. Raeders final map had the date 1942-43???? On it. The USA was grey along with various islands in the pacific. "I present you the thousand year Reich mein Fuhrer" Raeder announced..................
A glint in the Fuhrers eye gave the game away. Goring put up some initial protests, but Raeder was the man of the hour. Hitler gave permission for Plan Zon the condition the Wehrmacht was not neglected (to much). Goring left in a huff as he would have no new planes until late 39 if he was lucky, and probaby more like 1940.
Bismarck, Tirpitz and Friends Conducting sea trials
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Looks Good. War Is Close...
The Sudetenland was now German and the generals were starting to panic. War clouds loomed on the horizon as Raeder continued to provoke the Allies. Munich, Sudetenland where would the madness stop? The Wehrmacht was obsolete, a large amount of it was poorly trained militia units. The Luftwaffe was tiny and still the Kriegsmarine continued to drain Germany dry of resources. Where was Adolf when you needed him? Production was assigned away from new infantry units in order to upgrade the existing armor and infantry units. It was unlikely the Wehrmacht would be ready for operations in 39........
What the hell is going in Germany (I must say I enjoy what you did with Hitler and Himmler though) ... If you can pull off a victory here, I will pay homage to you.
Ye of little faith TemplarComander I suspect how it will go but its the 1st time I've tried it under Arm1.3 which is slightly different than 1.1 (intelligence, and getting Portugal to join took longer/was harder).
Aug 30 1939.
TheCabinet was in an uproar. Raeder had taken it upon himself to move the Wehrmacht up to the Polish border.
Raeder asked for quiet and proceeded.
"Sorry for the late briefing my friends. The will be no reports. Our destiny is clear. Recently we have signed a agreement with the Soviets to partition Poland".
von Bloomberg stands up. "Are you mad???? That will involve a war with England and France. The armed forces are less than 50% upgraded. We still have units with equipment left over from we convinced the Fuhrer to holiday in The Azores".
400+ upgrade left to go. Oh well
Koller interjects "And the Luftwaffe was only upgraded a few days ago and it is tiny. You refused to expand it. Even your vaunted Kriegsmarine isn't ready due to English sabotage. We're missing 2 Battleships and a lightcarrer that your plans called for".
Even Alfred Jodl the Chief of Staff speaks up. "Also you are deployed wrong. Over 70 divisions facing the west, most of them obsolete, task force Himmler is cut off in the Azores, while 6 divisions are holding beaches in Portugal. Additionaly we have no more Allies and you have failed to convince the Hungarians, Bulgarians, Or Italians to join our cause, let alone Finland or anyone else". 9 divisions mostly militia are also defending the Yugoslav border.
Bad French. Bad.
The Yugoslavians might get antsy
Frustrated Raeder stood up. You will notice the modern forces are deployed in Poland while the Kriegsmarines signifigant transport fleet stands ready to ship them west. The Kriegsmarine also has a fleets with 6 modern battle ships, 10 destroyers and 2 escort carriers. The second fleet will be ready in 1940 and the Graf Spee is a fine ship and can do double duty until extra battleships are available. The Wehrmacht will be upgraded in time for a summer offensive in 1940".
Flustered Bloomberg raised his voice. "Just in time for a May 1940 assault vs France and the Maginot line, assumig they don't destroy our obsolete screens and march on Berlin. Madness, bring back Adolf or wait a year".
Leaning forward a glint in his eye the Grand Admiral calmly says. Poland 1st-7th September, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium, France 2 weeks, late September or first week of October start. The Generals have been assigned their orders, I expect you to follow yours. In 4 hours we ATTACK.
German Order of Battle 30/8/39
Polish Border-97 Divisions
3 HQ units
16 Armor (7 Panzer III, 9 Panzer II, some with SPA)
75 INf (71 39, 6 36)
2 3 36 Slovakian Inf
1 Cavalry (obsolete)
Western Front (France-Danish Border) 72 Divisions
12 39 Inf
Yugoslavia, Portugal, Azores
6 36 Inf, 12 Militia
10 Tac Bombers
6 Bismarck BB
2nd SAG (English Sabotage grrrr)
6 Cruisers (various models)
And a grand total of 0 subs.
Better hurry up, only 5 more days to stay on timeline...
You Have Level IV BBs and only sunk a destroyer?
And a sub later on. Polish navy staying in port?
Originally Posted by The_Frozen_1