Nation: Republic of China
Start Date: 1936
Game Version: 1.4
Mod: HPP v 1.0
This is an AAR for the HPP mod, focused on the Asian Theater. This is my first AAR, so any input is welcome, good or bad! I'm not much of a roleplayer, so the format will be similar to what I think Chiang's diary/journal might be, focusing on major events and plans through the Generalissimo's point of view.
One major change the HPP made I should bring up is that the PRC and the ROC start off at war with each other. Also, the Xi'an Incident will take place at a random time in '36 or early '37, which will result in either a non-aggression pact between the two factions or Chiang's death. If/when it occurs I will take the historical route and stop the fighting, although I hope to be victorious by then.
I'm not going to use the knowledge of what the Marco Polo Bridge event will do when formulating my initial plans, and you'll see why in chapter 3. Also, once I have more than two armies I will use AI control at the army-level, and will only retain manual control of garrisons, police divisions, the navy, and select air wings. My overall goals will be to restore Qing Dynasty territorial claims, which means annexing Taiwan, Dalian, Manchukuo, and the warlord states. I'll also aim to annex Sinkiang, Tibet, Tannu Tuva, and Mongolia, which means I will need to force Tannu Tuva to surrender before the USSR annexes them in 1943. Any other nation I force to surrender will be puppeted instead of annexed. This means that Korea and Indochina will be released as puppets if possible (there's an HPP-unique event for Korea which I will fire when/if its available).
EDIT: I changed the organization of the pictures on the hosting site. If they don't show up for you, PLEASE tell me which ones so I can check the link.