Chapter 1: Prepare for War
As one of the biggest countries in the region and the oil fields in Ploiesti, the Romanians are potentially a strong nation. With neighbours as Hungary, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia, there are plenty of options to expand our borders. On the other hand, we have to keep in mind we also have a border with the mighty Sovjet Union.
Because we want to expand our borders, we start immediately to prepare us for the war! In order to get our factories at full speed, we need to get resources. To get enough money to buy those resources, we sell a lot of oil. Germany, France and Italy all want our oil and on the other hand we buy a lot of resources from the United States. Germany immediately is seeing the importance of the oil fields in Romania and tries to influence us.
In the meanwhile the civil war started in Spain. Franco and his rebellions will win this civil war and another nation in Europe fell to the fascists. Maybe they can play an important part in the Second World War? For the Germans it would be nice if the Spanish Army occupied Gibralter..
To prevent that the Hungarians will claim Transylvania, we need to declare war on them, before they join the Axis. Ten of our spies start to increase the threat of Hungary.
As we need to expand our borders first via the land, we start to research the new technologies for the infantry.
In the meanwhile the Army is reorganized and most divisions are set down at the Hungarian border, because we see them as our main threat.
Due the fact we lose our neutrality, we can enable some laws that make it possible to increase the rearmament of Romania.
Most of the divisions include three infantry regiments, but there is not support from artillery. We need to produce some artillery for all of our division, in order to gain a benefit in the war on the Balkans. We also produce some transport ships, because we need them in the future.
The research is succesfull, the Romanians are getting a modern field army!
The Hungarians feel more threatened by the Romanians now, so they start moving some troops to the border. In the meanwhile we keep update our knowledge on several points and finally we are able to get a three year draft.
Our spies are doing very well. Even the UK feels very threatened by the Hungarians…
Our biggest threat is the Sovjet Union, but the Hungarians are following closely. When the Germans stop influence us, we start aligning our self to the Axis. No, we don’t want to join (yet).
Hopefully the Hungarians don’t join the Axis now, because we are expecting a war is starting before the end of the year. We order two of our armored divisions (1 Cavalry division is upgraded!) to move closely to the Hungarian border.
In the meanwhile the Germans annexed Austria and we keep modernizing our army…
The next time we see if we can start a war before the Hungarians join the Axis. If not, we have some serious problems when the Hungarians claim Transylvania...
This was my first part in my first AAR. Please give some comments/tips for the next parts. For now I uploaded more photo's and not that much text, because there was not really that much to tell you guys.