Game: Iron Cross over AoD
The harsh penalties of the Treaty of Versailles have come to this. A nation on the brink of debt from overwhelming war reparations, a Wehrmacht so limited it could barely be called a police force, a place where a simple loaf of bread costs 5 million Reichsmarks, and where those Reichsmarks are better used as toilet paper. But there are men working to change this, men who see not an Empire stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, but simply a nation that can once again truly be worthy of her people. But it is only 1933, must yet change for this to happen and major roadblocks lay in wait. Will the third rate military of the Soviet Union simply drown the soldiers of the Fatherland in their own blood? Will the French do more than hide in their impregnable bunkers? Will the English be content to stay in the castle of the British Isles protected by the moat of the Channel? Will the industrial might of the Americas remain in the slumber of their depression or will they become the great Arsenal of Democracy?
Grand Campaign 1933
As this is my first AAR suggestions on both style and gameplay are more than welcome. Pictures will follow in the next update.
Germany needs to rearm and quickly. That being said her current military consists of a whole 10 divisions of some crack infantry units and a single headquarters. There is no Luftwaffe thanks to the Treaty of Versailles, and the British Royal Navy has more battleships than the Kriegsmarine had in obsolete ships.
My intent is to rapidly provide for the rapid transit of military units and goods, and build up both the Wehrmacht and the industrial capacity of the nation. This rapid buildup may make the early annexation of Austria possible despite the possible mobilization of the Italian and Yugoslavian armies.
Armored units in Iron Cross are typically not worth the cost that is put into them and so they are going to be somewhat neglected, though I will try to build motorized and mechanized infantry as I have the manpower and industrial capacity free.
The navy is going to be neglected in favor of a strong air defense consisting of interceptors/fighters and heavy AA concentrations around industrial and key political sites… at least until the Soviet Union has been effectively knocked out of the war.
Chapter 1: Prelude to War
Chapter 2: The Austrian Question
Chapter 3: Gearing Up for War
Chapter 4: Danzig and the European Lowlands
Chapter 5: Eastbound and Down (We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there.)
Chapter 6 and Beyond: TBD