The early 21st century was a time of wonders. Micro fusion cells, plasma technology, and personal robots, the world was in a golden age of futuristic science. And using the arcane properties of Tesla valves, a whole new technology of computing led to true Artificial Intelligences, powered by vast mainframes. Man had reached space and touched other planets and new, sparkling stars called satellites could be seen in the night sky. Some scholars predicted that war, hunger and disease would be eliminated and that Mankind would enter a new era of peace and prosperity.
They were wrong.
For some things never change...
The fossil fuels had run out. The industrial complexes of the advanced nations had sucked out every last drop of the precious oil from the earth. They drank the world dry yet still were gasping for more. In their greed, their ego and their blindness they wanted more.
But there was no more. Though fusion power was developed and then minituarised, it was too expensive and never enough to cover the shortfall.
As the oil vanished, Europe, Africa and the Middle East were wracked by war after war as nations fought to hold on to the diminishing oil fields. Whole nations collapsed and most of the world descended into anarchy.
The last two powers of the world, USA and China, tried to hold on. The USA annexed Canada to take it's resources and China took over it's neighbours too. These two then went to war over Alaska which had the last known oil reserves in the world. The fight was bloody and vicious; two dying giants grappling with each other in a death embrace. Each side deployed it's best technology in a war the likes of which had never been seen before. Robotic heavy tanks, light bending stealth fields, massive bipedal war robots, man portable fusion and gauss weapons, personal powered battle suits, combat implants and battle drugs. This was war of another type. Though bled dry, the USA finally succeeded in liberating Alaska from the endless Chinese hordes.
Then in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 23, 2077, someone pushed the Button. The resulting atomic and nuclear holocaust wiped out most of the earth's population. Genetically engineered super plagues took care of the rest.
It is now the year 2245 AD. North America is howling, windswept, radioactive wilderness known only as... THE WASTELANDS.
Welcome to Fallout's Doomsday mod; a mod for Hearts of Iron 2 Doomsday Armageddon (version 1.2). This is a complete replacement of the vanilla game. You will find it an empire building game based on the HOI2 engine like no other.
This is an AAR for version 1.0 of the mod which is about to be released. With this AAR, I will be showcasing the mod and its features. Prepare to enter the Wastelands!