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    Quote Originally Posted by Danmark Rising View Post
    Hundreds of Thousands of young men from all corners of the country
    Assuming that the Danish population wasn't considerably larger back then, they'll be lucky to scrap a few ten thousands together

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    Not necessarily Baltasar, my experience with my own Bulgaria and its mobilization practices is that given enough morons in parliament and weapon and munition grants mobilizing 25% of the total population is achievable. But as it was written in the RFC from April 1 1996 named "The twelve network truths" , truth 3:
    With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is
    not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they
    are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them
    as they fly overhead.
    One can infer and rightfully so that this practice of total mobilization should be used only as a last resort and only when proper indexing with "LEFT" and "RIGHT" has been applied to all army issued boots as well as proper identification on rifles " BULLET COMES OUT THIS WAY ".

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    interesting dilemna, in a way equally relevant is the question of how long you envisage this being, if your end point is finding out if you can/not survive a German attack then you may as well finish using SF. The other thing is remembering that SF needed a couple of patches to become stable so I wouldn't be utterly shocked if FTM goes through a couple of quick early patches which may muck up attempts to start a long running AAR?
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    I would also advise just finishing and starting fresh with a new country when FtM is out.
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    For me, it doesn't matter what your decision is, as long as you go further with this AAR,

    it was very interesting
    I plan to play it out until the fall of Germany (if that happens) at least. Right now I'm leaning pretty heavily on just finishing out in SF as it is. I can always come back and do a new one later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baltasar View Post
    Assuming that the Danish population wasn't considerably larger back then, they'll be lucky to scrap a few ten thousands together
    Quote Originally Posted by delfo View Post
    Not necessarily Baltasar, my experience with my own Bulgaria and its mobilization practices is that given enough morons in parliament and weapon and munition grants mobilizing 25% of the total population is achievable. But as it was written in the RFC from April 1 1996 named "The twelve network truths" , truth 3:

    One can infer and rightfully so that this practice of total mobilization should be used only as a last resort and only when proper indexing with "LEFT" and "RIGHT" has been applied to all army issued boots as well as proper identification on rifles " BULLET COMES OUT THIS WAY ".
    According to Wikipedia Denmark had a population of 3,722,000 in 1936. It is a draft however so it's not like they have much choice, and it's an alternate history where Denmark has been ploting some payback from the loss of the Second Schleswig war in 1864 as well as wanting to reunite the Kalmar Union. 25% of the population would be 930,500.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Denmark
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    In 2009, the about 65% of the population were in the age range of 15 - 65 and about 50% females, so assuming that we use the same percentages, we end up at 1.209.650 eligable men. Of course, this does not take into account if these men were actually fit for duty and it also does not take into account the fact that if you draft them all, it'll cripple the economy due to the loss of workforce.

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    Keep in mind that due to the demographic transition the middle age was much lower during the ww2 era. Assuming to use the same percentages as in 2009 won't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baltasar View Post
    In 2009, the about 65% of the population were in the age range of 15 - 65 and about 50% females, so assuming that we use the same percentages, we end up at 1.209.650 eligable men. Of course, this does not take into account if these men were actually fit for duty and it also does not take into account the fact that if you draft them all, it'll cripple the economy due to the loss of workforce.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tjena Med Laxen View Post
    Keep in mind that due to the demographic transition the middle age was much lower during the ww2 era. Assuming to use the same percentages as in 2009 won't work.
    Well it is just a story so the actual numbers aren't too important. Maybe they had a population boom in the 1890's
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    Oooo.... I smell awesome AAR :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by finnishfish View Post
    oooo.... I smell awesome aar
    Going to try.
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    Chapter 7 - Situation Report

    The night and the New Year's Eve party had left Stefan in a fairly sorry state. He couldn't remember when or how he had gotten home, but that is where he had woken up; in his own bed. He counted that as a plus. Unfortunately he still had to go to work; his duties demanded it.

    When he arrived in his office his desk was covered with a stack of reports. The various ministries had probably spent most of the previous week preparing their end year reports and requests. As he did every year, he would have to go through them and summarize them for the King and his cabinet.

    First up was the diplomatic corps. Things had been relatively quite since the end of the Spanish Civil War; but tensions all across the continent were still high and gradually getting worse.



    The Aalborg Shipyards were nearing completion of the last transport ship that would be instrumental in the coming assault on Norway. Construction was also beginning on some convoy ships with the goal of relieving the nation's energy shortage.



    A group of engineers in Copenhagen had meet with the Military command staff had gathered and were beginning to determine ways to protect the many coasts and islands that made up much of Denmark. The idea being that such defenses could be used in the event of war with Germany of Great Britain. The last hostile encounters with both nations in the late 19th century had left the nation battered and bruised. We weren't about to be such easy pickings this time around.



    Political operatives around the country reported that the Social Democrats, the King's party, were slowly gaining support from the people.



    The intelligence services reported that they were making headway in their propaganda war against Norway and Sweden.



    And finally the reports from the field on the strength and locations of our armed forces. With the draft now underway it would soon be time to fully mobilize the troops. The assault on Norway was planned to occur in Late July or Early August.



    Index
    Chapter 6 - The End of '36 - September - December 1936
    Chapter 8 - Contacts Grow Cold - Jan - Feb 1937

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    poor Norway, ah well its just turning the clock back to 1814 I suppose ... you really are pushing this in some different directions

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    Quote Originally Posted by loki100 View Post
    poor Norway, ah well its just turning the clock back to 1814 I suppose ... you really are pushing this in some different directions
    Yeah, Norway just doesn't seem to ever get a break.
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    Chapter 8 - Contacts Grow Cold

    Late in the evening of New Year's day, calls started to come in from some of the high ranking generals. Something odd was going on in the Soviet Union and no one was quite sure what it was. Many of their Russian contacts were growing silent. It wouldn't be until well after the war that we discovered what had happened. Among the missing was a friend of King's, General Vickor Rastinov.



    On the 6th of January the Rigsdagen passed a resolution which put the nation's economy on a war footing. The diplomatic wires were on fire shortly afterwards as our neighbors and allies wanted to know what was going on. The whole affair was passed off as simple economic policy meant to combat the effects of Great Depression that was effecting Europe as well as the Americans.



    Some of the strangest news of the time came in rapid succession on the 24th and 25th of January. The first one coming from the small country of Luxemburg, where an assassination attempt had been made against the leadership of the ruling parties opposition. It was hard to imagine that the politics of such a small country could have turned so volatile.



    The second bit of news, arriving on the 25th, was from Norway, where our operatives had managed to through the Storting (Norway's parliament) into chaos by exposing a scandal that had been brewing for months.



    On the 1st of February, just a few days before Fastelavn, the final mobilization orders were quietly sent out to the military commanders. The fresh troops graduating from training due to the draft would fill the ranks.



    As February came to a close King Christian ordered a gathering of generals where the final plans for the assault on Norway would be drawn up.

    Index
    Chapter 7 - Situation Report - Jan 1st, 1937
    Chapter 9 - The Plan Revealed - March 5th, 1937
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    YAY! Now the Danish Army will be putten to the test

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    this is starting to get interesting
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    Chapter 9 - The Plan Revealed

    On the morning of Friday, March 5th; the King, his top generals, and closest advisers met in Christiansborg Palace.



    After the King and everyone was seated around the large table, General Sommerfeldt spread out a large map of the Southern coast of Norway. On it the lines of attack that had been determined after months of planning and covert scouting, were drawn out.



    On the night before the attack troop transports disguised as cargo ships would arrive in Kristiansand harbor and dock. Once the official declaration of war was given to the Norwegian ambassador in Copenhagen the 1st Zealand and SjŠllandske Divisions would begin unloading right onto the docks. Meanwhile, amphibious landings would be carried out in nearby Arendal and Krager° by the 2nd Jutland and Jydske divisions respectively. General Esseman would then set up the 1st Corps HQ in Kristiansand.

    The 2nd Jutland and the Jydske divisions would then make their way along the coast toward Oslo, while the 1st Zealand would move in land before also turning toward the Norwegian capital, their object being to cut off any forces in the city, preventing retreat into the mountains. The last thing anyone wanted was Norwegian forces escaping and then harassing the occupation forces in a protracted partisan war.

    The SjŠllandske division would be ordered to capture the port at Stavanger before moving north to Bergen. Once Bergen was captured the Danish Royal Navy would setup a forward fueling base in preparation for the second phase of the invasion, Narvik.



    The Royal Navy’s flagship the Niels Juel would lead a taskforce up the coast taking General Mertz’s 2nd Corps, the Prinsens division and land in Narvik.



    The king pondered what he had been told for several long grueling moments before shaking his head in agreement.

    “Gentlemen, it appears that we have a plan; how long until your final preparations are complete?”

    “The first week of August your majesty” Sommerfeldt replied.

    “Good; the as long as the weather is good Operation Slartibartfast will commence on August 13th.”

    Index
    Chapter 8 - Contacts Grow Cold - Jan - Feb 1937
    Chapter 10 - The Dogs of War - April - July 1937
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megaherz View Post
    YAY! Now the Danish Army will be putten to the test
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    this is starting to get interesting
    I'm almost ready to actually play out the invasion of Norway. I have maybe two more posts to go before it actually happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danmark Rising View Post
    I'm almost ready to actually play out the invasion of Norway. I have maybe two more posts to go before it actually happens.
    Quick everyone! post more!
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    appreciate the very appropriate reference to the 'Hitch-Hiker's Guide'

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    Bring Norway back to Danish rule ! ^^
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