The New Year leading into 1946 holds interesting times for the world. Hitler's Germany is gone, crushed in a two year war with the Soviet Union. The war cost both sides dearly, the Germans nearly achiving a critical breakthrough in the Caucauses, only to have victory snatched from them.
What followed was unique in the history of warfare. Never before has a army advanced across a contient, and defeating every nation in thier path. But that is what the Red Army achived.
From 1942 to 1944, the Red Army fought from the German border, to the deapths of Russia, back to the German border, to Paris, and in a climatic battle, the port of Brest on the Atlantic seaboard.
But they did not stop there. The war was carried to the Iberian penisular, for German troops fled over the border, ready to continue the fight in Franco's Spain and Portual. And so, the Red Army finaly halted at Gibralta and Lisbon.
The war in with Germany over, Europe has became a model communist bloc. Spain, France, the DDR, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Italy Persia and Turkey are all members of the Comitern, firmly under the iron grip of the Soviet Union.
But Soviet domination does not stop thier. Portual is subjected to a military occupation following its governments evacuation to its colonial possessions to continue the fight against the world. Czechoslovakia, following a anti-communist uprising, in ruled badly by a colaborationalist regime, while its true government has fled to Brazil, with the pro-Axis Yugoslavian government to make the last stand of the Axis.
With total domination in the East, the Great Russian Bear has turned her eyes east. The Imperial Army of the Empire of Japan was at the threashold of a complete occupation of India following its stunning defeat of China, when the Soviet attack fell in mid 1944. Over a six-month campaign, the critcal port city of Vladivostock changed hands three times; the Red Army on the verge of its greatest defeat.
The Red Army was pulled back from disaster by the 1st Guards Tank Army under General Chuikov, fresh from the European War. Over the next year, a huge turnaround was effected. By 1946, Soviet Armies have advanced into the depths of China in a effort to root out the last remenants of the Japanese Army and its pupet forces, its goal, Bangkok, and closing the door on the Japanese Army in India.
The total focus of the Japanese Navy on defeating the American Navy showed. Despite the fact that the Japanese had manged to six at least four American battleships in fighting, the IJN was unable to act when the Soviet Navy and Air Force deployed two rifle corps and a paratroop corps on the island of Hokkaido. The fighting is intense, but the advance to Tokyo is inevitable, and with it, the collapse of Japan.
The question on the words of Generals and statesmen; soldiers, sailors and airmen; factory workers and mother is: what next?
Its slightly unusual for a AAR to take up in the middle of a game, but the situation brought about during this game, is as far as I know, unquie. I have not set a end date, but a Red Europe and Asia makes things interesting for the Cold War, and throw Axis Brazil messing up South America, and things are very volatile for a good game.
I feel as if ive wrote alot about the scenario, and I would like to avoid saying any more on it, but if you wish to ask anything not mentioned, fire away.
I am extremely busy with exams at present, so dont expect a post with pictures and details on too regular a basis.