Chapter 2: A third Central European Power
Immediately after we joined the Axis, we declared war on Hungary, a country that could be a potential Axis power as well. But, to gain more IC, LS, MP and resources, we have to expand. Unfortunately some potential Axis powers need to be knock down in order to reach our goal.
The Hungarians didn’t expect the war at all. The initial battles are all won easily. We capture the first major city – Debrecen – pretty fast. We also pushing forward in the center and start the attack on Budapest. On the left front we have some troubles, because our weakest troops are stationed there. On 20 May, after two weeks of fighting, we captured Budapest and heading to the Yugoslavian border, so we can eliminate the Hungarian troops. After month of fighting, the mighty Czechoslovakian Army took the last stronghold of the Hungarians, Pecs. The Supreme Command of Hungary decided it was useless to keep fighting and they surrendered. On 10 June at 05.00 hours Hungary became a part of Czechoslovakia.
Czechoslovakia DoW Hungary
Fall of Budapest
Closing in the Hungarian troops..
and they surrendered a few days later
After the defeat of Hungary, we choose the next target: Yugoslavia. Our Army, still not fully reinforced, took positions next to the Yugoslavian border. We declared war on them on 28 June at 01.00 hours. Again, they enemy didn’t expect to end up in a war with us. They weren’t prepared at all and we push deep into their country. In Slovania/Croatia (north) we are doing very well and take pretty fast and without any resistance the city of Zagreb. Five days later we also captured Ljubljana. In the meanwhile we are heading towards the Yugoslavian capital, Beograd. We attack the city on 15 July from three sides and the weak troops inside the city gave up after one day of fighting.
We eliminated the troops in the north and are pushing forward to Split and Sarajevo. We got Sarajevo in a week and almost beat the Yugoslavian army in Split. On 26 July in the afternoon Yugoslavia surrendered and became a part of the Czechoslovakian Reich.
Czechoslovakia DoW Yugoslavia
Initial part of the war goes well..
First part of the plan
We got a pocket in the north
We can eliminate several divisions there..
In the meanwhile we capture Beograd..
and after we take Sarajevo they surrender.
We got a port now, so we can trade with other countries and we build some convoys. On the other hand, we have to defend those ports, because the UK could invade in Greece or Yugoslavia if we are at war with them. Our IC is increased pretty well, but we can't build troops, because our manpower is very bad (read: 0).
In the next chapter we see if Czechoslovakia is expanding further or the World War II breaks out. If the big war is starting, we have to help Germany to beat the Poles and French! And if we do so, we need to prepare also for war with the Soviet Union.
The Czechoslovakian Reich after two wars.