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    Ups, it looks like you went one coast too far .

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    It would seem that you overextended yourself and didn't have the means to take more ports. May be an approache across Alaska would've been more successful, as you could more easily defend your sea zones from there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybvep View Post
    Ups, it looks like you went one coast too far .
    True, but the capitalist pig dog cows have shown their weakness! A brave Soviet soldier is worth three cowardly Americans, so things will not be so easy in the future!


    Quote Originally Posted by Baltasar View Post
    It would seem that you overextended yourself and didn't have the means to take more ports. May be an approache across Alaska would've been more successful, as you could more easily defend your sea zones from there?
    Nonsense, the long arm of the Soviet Union never over-reaches! Perhaps it gets strained and tired though!

    But yes, it was a ill-advsised idea without the logistical security needed to pull it off. That, plus the fact that there were at least a hundred American divisions in such a tight frontline.

    Round two will be interesting...very interesting!
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    The Bounce Back

    The following months after the fall of Los Angeles, the Soviet High Command went through a series of closed door meetings. Evidently, frontline commanders had been unhappy with the conduct of the war so far, and the various factions were at loggerheads. Worse still, nobody had any reasonable idea of how to continue the war with a outright invasion having failed.

    Overall, the situation was good. The American landing in Spain had gained some headway, with the local Spanish forces unable to contain it and the local Russian garrison units outnumbered, but off-set by the small number of ports the Americans had captured. As a result, the frontline was very static, and the Soviet High Command was willing to let the Americans reinforce as to bleed units away from other theaters and to give the huge numbers of veteran units deployed in Europe something more productive than garrison duty.


    The Spanish front was fairly static, with both sides making short gains that were quickly lost, reflecting the difficult nature of the terrain and the hardship of moving supplies.


    However, it would be the Pacific where America's defeat would come. After realizing that the concept of island-hopping was a failure, the Soviet Navy decided that total supremacy in the Pacific required total control of all naval and air bases in the region. In essence, they would back-fill the garrisons and islands by-passed in the great leap east-wards.


    In order to free up the ships needed for the invasions, the Hawaii Islands were converted into a huge stronghold. Every island in the chain had a dedicated airbase built on it, and a huge supply dump constructed - mostly underground. The last convoy to enter Pearl Harbour contained almost 200 merchant ships, and the resulting surplus enabled air operations to defend the isle for a extended period of time.


    Hawaii, with multiple airstrips, supply dumps and defensive systems would be too costly for the USN to invade and still hope to meet the Soviet Fleet in battle.


    With the "cork" firmly secure in the "bottle", the Soviet Navy initaited Operation P, the first step to denying America the Pacific Ocean. The Phillipine Islands had became a backwater, the US units withdrawn when the islands had been isolated. A huge landing of ten Soviet divisions on the north-eastern coastline was a huge over-commitment - the only organized resistance developed outside Manilla and was swiftly overcome. The general population was bitter at being abandonded by their American allies, and many more viewed resistance as futile. Within a short period of time, the Philipine Communist Party had been re-organized, and placed in power in Manilla, backed up by three Phillipine divisions made up of anti-American's and nationalists. Equiped with outdated Soviet equipment, these divisions were loyal enough to keep order in the islands - they were content enough at the Phillipines independance from America, even if it did make their nation a socalist state subject to Moscow.


    The huge landing was totaly unopposed, besides a few scattered shots from the edge of the jungle.


    The first serious resistance developed around Manilla - for the most part, the people were glad to be liberated from American overlordship and attain Philipine independance. This decision was supported by the obvious Soviet supremacy.


    With the Philipines gone, the South China Sea was secured against submarine attacks against merchant shipping.
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    Soyuz nyerushimyy respublik svobodnykh
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    am i high? because i think i see dead people
    good you're back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakura_F View Post
    Soyuz nyerushimyy respublik svobodnykh
    Splotila naveki Velikaya Rus’.
    Da zdravstvuyet sozdannyy voley narodov
    Yedinyy, moguchiy Sovetskiy Soyuz!


    Glad to see it's back. That makes me happy
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    am i high? because i think i see dead people
    good you're back
    Thanks very much! Good to have you all back following!

    It almost didn't happen, I was stumped when the game refused to run, until I remembered that we had played faaaaaaaaaaaaar past the '48 end date!
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    IT'S ALIVE!!! (Cue maniacal cackle) Good to see it back

    A Soviet Hyperpower, nukes and the Glorious Red Navy. What's not to love?

    A second attempt on the Pacific Coast in the works? Perhaps a transfer of forces to the Atlantic are in order? I've always felt west coast invasions are too hard.

    Remind me again of the South American situation? Perhaps it is time to spread the revolution there comrade? It would be a most excellent base for defeating the US....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RogueLeprechaun View Post
    IT'S ALIVE!!! (Cue maniacal cackle) Good to see it back

    A Soviet Hyperpower, nukes and the Glorious Red Navy. What's not to love?

    A second attempt on the Pacific Coast in the works? Perhaps a transfer of forces to the Atlantic are in order? I've always felt west coast invasions are too hard.

    Remind me again of the South American situation? Perhaps it is time to spread the revolution there comrade? It would be a most excellent base for defeating the US....
    I have returned...no...wait, can't say that, American pig dog capitalist quote!

    Glad to have you back. South America's a bit funny. Brazil joined the Axis early and got stomped by the US and Canada, and is now occupied by Brazil. As the wave of socialist revolution was sweeping across Europe, the American imperialists saw it as their chance to seize more land, taking all the colonial possessions of the Dutch and isolating the French holdings.

    At the present stage, South America is not a part of any grand overall plan, due to the fact that a campaign will take a great deal of troops and time...but Soviet industry is not quiet while the war is being fought now, is it?
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    Bombs, Battles and Beaches

    With the Phillipines secured as a springboard, the Soviet Navy began its spring forwards to reduce the remaining American held strongholds in the Pacific. With Hawaii being built into a unsinkable aircraft carrier with fortifications and gun emplacements for good measure, it presented the US Navy with its best chance to seriously damage the Soviet Fleet Carriers in actions away from land based aircraft.

    As the Soviet landings rolled eastwards, the resistance increased. Most islands left under American control were grossly undermanned. A hundred men at most, enough to keep the air and naval bases running, not enough to hold the islands against determined Soviet marines.

    The first island where serious resistance was encountered was at Guam. The USN had been able to hide the fact that Guam was the main submarine base for the Pacific from the Soviet Navy, and there was a great deal of concern from both sides when Soviet carrier recon flights observed dozens of American submarines tied up at dock.

    The Soviet Navy took the risky decision to carry on with the planned landings, even at the risk of lossing carrier aircraft to the USN Fleet submarines. The risk paid off. As Soviet marines landed on the island, hundreds of Soviet jets filled the sky. Submarine after submarine was sunk, some at dock, more at sea, and even more still by the dedicated ASW ships and aircraft of the carrier fleet.


    The Fall of Guam dealt a serious, but not mortal, blow to the USN submarine service.


    The USN response came two weeks later. A carrier force, sweeping northwards around Hawaii to avoid Russian long-range patrol aircraft, attempted to ambush the Soviet carriers around Marcus. The ambush failed, and the two sides began to send sorties of bombers after ships, while overhead, jet fighters danced and whirled. At length, a wave of Soviet bombers made it through, releasing their anti-ship missiles at the American fleet.

    This opened the floodgates for further attacks. Wave after wave poured through, throwing more missiles into the American formations. Even from high altitude, the Soviet fighter pilots could see the work of their fellow airmen, while their American counterparts could see their fleet masked in smoke.


    Foreground, the USS Guam afire. Far top right, unknown USN carrier. Below, USS Tennessee burning slightly from two missile hits. The huge battleship would take another seven missiles before her maganzine detonated, blowing the ship apart.


    The results. The unknown US carrier was a concern - it suggested that America had carriers that the GRU did not know about and that America had more than expected...


    Perhaps in a effort to divert Soviet attention from the Pacific theater, the US staged another invasion in Europe. Correctly taking the view that the Red Army would under-garrison Britain and over-depend on the Soviet Atlantic Fleet to keep the British Isles secure, several American divisions were able to take Cardiff, pushing local units out.



    Another American toehold on Europe.

    It was testament to the Red Army that the American troops had hardly been able to march far from the beaches before Soviet units were moving to meet them. By the same time next month, a nearly continous frontline had developed, sealing off the invasion from the sweeping war of movement and encirclement that the American planners had hoped for.

    In response, Moscow ordered the Pacific front to step up it's efforts. By the end of 1955, Soviet troops should be in a position to attack New Zealand. In a effort to redress the image caused by the American misadventure, the Soviet admirals and captains redoubled their efforts. The last few months of 1955 saw a one-sided defeat of the last American ships defending the South Pacific and New Zealand, as well as 150,000 men deployed on Fiji for a landing come the New Year.


    The sortie of American heavy cruisers was brave and foolish. The day of big guns was long past, even those mounted on fast, modern and well armoured ships.


    The two full corps worth marked for New Zealand. In the event that the goverment and people of the islands proved un-cooperative, the 9th Corps would remain to garrison and support a collaberation government.
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    ammericans landing in europe would annoy me enough to "sh*t bricks"... so maybe you should like reinforce atlantic navy and start pushing murrica of the seas at all? then you would rush latin states, then when bordering murrica, they would send troop allowing you to gangrape all their shores and even parachute deep into their land?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deus Eversor View Post
    ammericans landing in europe would annoy me enough to "sh*t bricks"... so maybe you should like reinforce atlantic navy and start pushing murrica of the seas at all? then you would rush latin states, then when bordering murrica, they would send troop allowing you to gangrape all their shores and even parachute deep into their land?
    Welcome!

    You over-estimate the abilities of the Americans. Their landings are like blisters. Unattended, they fester. Keep them firmly surrounded by a plaster of Soviet soldiers and they heal in time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorMayhem View Post
    Welcome!

    You over-estimate the abilities of the Americans. Their landings are like blisters. Unattended, they fester. Keep them firmly surrounded by a plaster of Soviet soldiers and they heal in time!
    Sounds about right. I recommend at least fortifying your coasts and establishing some more naval presence. At least try to keep them away as much as humanly possible, da?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakura_F View Post
    Sounds about right. I recommend at least fortifying your coasts and establishing some more naval presence. At least try to keep them away as much as humanly possible, da?
    Even the mighty Soviet war machine has it's limits. The simple fact is that I need to do more with less, and not even 450ish IC can support a global war. I think a bout of industrial expansion will come after the current expansion of the Soviet Navy is concluded.
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    More glorious victories for the Red Navy comrade!

    Curious though, what naval forces do you have available in the Atlantic?
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    Just read through this and I'm really enjoying it. I can't help but pull for another Sea Dragon (US invasion). It is so rare when a game ends with American invasion, especially this late in the game. You tried once, but perhaps a double (triple) front landing might do the trick? I don't envy you for the micromanagement though, but certainly would enjoy reading about it

    As it's 1955, are all techs maxed out yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogueLeprechaun View Post
    More glorious victories for the Red Navy comrade!

    Curious though, what naval forces do you have available in the Atlantic?
    Many thanks!

    At present, the Soviet Navy is pretty underestablished. There is a single carrier group of two carriers based out of Brest, as well as a SAG in the Baltic. Some of the old WW1 era ships are still about, amusingly, and I plan to use them to cover transport convoys to run reinforcements into the British Isles if needs be.

    I had hoped to support naval ops with large numbers of land based air units, but I didn't realize how the Pacific islands swallows up air units like a greedy monster. Of course, more ships and planes are on the way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Daffius View Post
    Just read through this and I'm really enjoying it. I can't help but pull for another Sea Dragon (US invasion). It is so rare when a game ends with American invasion, especially this late in the game. You tried once, but perhaps a double (triple) front landing might do the trick? I don't envy you for the micromanagement though, but certainly would enjoy reading about it

    As it's 1955, are all techs maxed out yet?
    I detest micromanagement to the extreme. I don't mind it with smaller nations such as Brazil or Communist China, where leaders would be concerned what 10% of their army was doing, but with such a huge military machine to run, I don't enjoy it. Plus, I think it adds a little twist to the story - the AI can make interesting events occur.

    Take the Spanish invasion. If I had micromanaged and placed a division on every port, odds are it would never have occured. But I didn't, so it did, and I have something to write about.

    That said, it's not fun seeing 300,000 men strat re-deploying between Paris and Alexandria via Turkey, but what can you do?

    As for techs, everything is up to date or better, bar a milita and cavalry arms, as I have no need of them.
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    Oh, man, I am so glad to see this back!!!

    I really need to get back into AARing. It's been months since I've played HOI3, though, but reading this AAR is giving me some motivation to get back into it.

    The only major country I've never tried in HOI3 is the Soviet Union. Perhaps it is time (though I will fail).

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    Quote Originally Posted by superjames1992 View Post
    Oh, man, I am so glad to see this back!!!

    I really need to get back into AARing. It's been months since I've played HOI3, though, but reading this AAR is giving me some motivation to get back into it.

    The only major country I've never tried in HOI3 is the Soviet Union. Perhaps it is time (though I will fail).
    Glad to have you following! I wish I had the willpower to AAR consitantly, but I wax and wane. I'll do this for a while, then swap with my CK2 AAr, and vice versa.

    Russia is a interesting major to play, as at the start you have alot of pressing concerns, and with FtM, I think you get the feeling of the huge strugle that is the Great Patriotic War.

    On a side note, I've discovered that the Communist Chinese with HPP makes for a great game! Zedong leading his Red Guards into Manchuria and driving the Japanese out before turning on the Nationalists is the reason why there is no update tonight!
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    It's great to see this back.
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