Welcome to my new Interactive AAR! This is my first HOI AAR, although I've played it quite a bit in the past.
Approved by Qorten
I will need four players, ideally with some familiarity with the game and the US, to take the following spots: Chief of Staff of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Navy, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Armaments Minister (who for our purposes will be responsible for province constructions, like radar, etc.).
The Chiefs will determine the following:
-- Techs for their particular branch.
The Minister will determine:
-- All non-military techs
-- All non-unit construction.
When/if the war starts, we'll also look for theater commanders.
Every six months, the Big Four, so to speak, are up for review, and can be replaced. They are free to resign at any time, provided we find a replacement.
So what about everyone else, you ask? You're Congress! Each other player can make up a character, naming the state, political party, and position your character has. (Only Senators/Representatives; remember, AK and HI aren't states yet.) What do you vote on?
-- Foreign policy plans
-- Budgets for IC, including total distribution and which of the four gets what for construction purposes.
-- Budgets for leadership, including total distribution and which of the four gets which techs.
-- Declaring war/signing peace treaties
-- Which faction we align ourselves to, if any
-- If one of the Big Four needs to be fired/replaced
-- Input on our general deployments overseas
-- All decisions and law changes
I will serve as de facto President, VP, Head of Intelligence, and Foreign Minister. I will only vote to break ties (as VP). All army groups and below will be on AI control when/if the war starts. There are a couple of specific exceptions:
-- Marines are the property of the Navy.
-- Transports planes are under the control of the Army.
-- All invasions will be handled manually; once ports and/or airbases are seized, control must be handed over to the AI.
For the navy and air force, it'll be up to the respective chief.
Peace time updates will cover a six month period; war time updates will be approximately two to four weeks, depending on events. I'd like votes to last no more than 72 hours.
If you want to ask a general question that's OOC, please use these (( )). Finish most communications with your job/title/etc. so we know who is who.
Bills and voting: When time comes to submit budgets and other bills, any Congressperson is free to submit a proposal, but it must be co-authored. This is to prevent, say, 10 people voting over 9 bills. When a minimum of three bills have been submitted, I will officially kick off voting for that particular area of concern. All votes must be bolded so I can count them.
Political Parties: Republican, Democrat, or Independent. Since parties don't matter much for the purposes of this game, I probably won't allow new ones, but that's at my discretion.
Factions: We will not join a faction until WWII has started, unless of course we are declared upon. If I am invited to join, it will be put to a vote.
Trade: Trade will be automated.
Production: Consumer goods will be locked at the maximum to ensure zero dissent; I will use automated options for the rest (i.e. Production, Upgrades, Reinforcements) based upon your votes during peace time.
Espionage: I will allocate available spies first to the US until we have ten; subsequent spies will be based upon our foreign policy.
Foreign Policy: I'm responsible for executing it, and we won't DOW anybody we don't have a legitimate threat against (i.e. sticking within game mechanics). However, we'll take votes on faction alignment and general policy. Again, must be supported by two Senators/Representatives.
Characters: Nothing against Forum rules. Other than that, you can pick whatever you want. We'll only have 2 Senators from each state, and I'll make a roster so people know how many spots are open. Again, we'll need name, state, and party affiliation.
Filibusters: Any party leader has the power to filibuster a bill to enact certain changes he'd like to see. He may do this once per session. The filibustee has the option to withdraw the bill, amend the bill, or ignore it, in which case we vote to overturn the filibuster. 2/3s must vote to overturn.
Quorum: Any Senator may request a quorum at any time, if the President (me) approves it.
I'll post a save, hosted by another site, so you can download it and follow along. I'll also take plenty of screenshots, of course! If you have any questions, feel free to ask in-thread ((with these, of course)) or by PM.
Here's the initial save (all settings on normal; this is the default setup, no changes made):
Chief of the Army and Air Force: Gen. Marshall
Chief of the Navy: Novatheorem
Secretary of War: Matt Adler
Atlantic Theater Commander: son of liberty
Pacific Theater Commander: Novatheorem
Unlisted states are fair game
New York: full
South Carolina: full
Wyoming: 1 spot left
Tennessee: 1 spot left
Rhode Island: full
Minnesota: 1 spot left
Kentucky: 1 spot left
Wisconsin: 1 spot left
West Virginia: full
North Dakota: 1 spot left
Missouri: 1 spot left
New Jersey: 1 spot left
Nebraska: 1 spot left
Current Senators (listed by seniority or when they joined the AAR)
* denotes current party leader
Jake Manson, AZ (Socialist): Jake Manson
Henry Heidelburg, CA (German-American Bund): Tallfellow
Alvin Carl Miller, AZ (Communist): Cephalos
John Sarigis, SC (Left-wing radical): Greek HOI3*
John Davis, IN (Socialist): EU3NOOB
Franz Vormüller, WA (Left-wing radical): tyriet
Randall McGeehan, Jr., MD (Fascist): mrfinns
Prescott Bush, TX: zombiejase
Jack Rimbly, VA (German-American Bund): oskar-kar
Eric Anderson (Social Liberal), MN: pathfinder
Steven Hyde (Socialist), WI: Annex the Web
Vincent Surov (America First), CO: Panzer4Life
Kurt Fischer (Non-partisan league), ND: jjstinson
William Fitzgerald Kenzington, D-NY: Derahan
John Linton, D-FL: Sethanon
Charles Beckendorf, D-MA: Vrael_1492
George Coleman, D-PA: Clophiroth
Cornelius Frederickson, D-VA: Imperator1993
John Baker, D-IL: whitesox
Gordon Sinclar, D-IL: Jos Ballenbak
Thomas de Brink, D-WY: Chimina
Stephen McCarthy, D-TX: TankofMidgets
Vernon "Pappy" O'Daniel, D-MS: Madman564323
Sarah Quentin O'Hanahan, D-OR: Saithis
Mary Phillips, D-CA: Sakura_F*
Richard D. Sharpe, D-WA: Chimpanzee That
Paul Jaeger, D-TN: uberbyford
Marcus Jefferson, D-LA: Caezaire
Peter Dawson, D-MD: CSS Hunley
Sebastian Lender, D-GA: wzhang29
Keon Monniset, D-NV: Novatheorem
Joseph A. Burns, D-SC: PvtPrivate
Peter G. Gerry, D-RI: robw963
Alexander Anikin, D-UT: jeeshadow
Ryan Marshall, D-NV: Gen. Marshall
John Andersen, D-CO: thekonkoe
Frank P. Briggs, D-MO: dresdor
David Worth Clark, D-ID: shierholzer
Joseph Shulz-Fisher, D-NE: Zealuu
Nathan B. Mount, R-NY: NotFuchs
Clark Gable, R-FL: Terraferma
Elizabeth H. Danner, R-PA: Moonstruck
Alistair Canseliet, R-LA: Lyonessian
Thomas Rudolph, R-OH: arosenberger14
Elexis Sinclaire, R-MA: SovietAmerika*
Wilhelm Tiffany Winklebottom, R-OH: VagabondLMG
Richard Newman, R-GA: son of liberty
Elijah Combas, R-OR: Sirce
Michael Collins, R-TN: Sparta141
John Williams, R-MS: Wsoxfan86
Carl Stephen Englund, R-ID: Mr. Sometimes
Wallace H. White, R-ME: VonMudra
Andrew Ryan, R-MI: Plutonium95
David Osborn, R-MI: awesomesauce47
Henry Asquith, R-ME: Uliono
David Heuwi Anderson, R-RI: Fire and Ash
Frederick M. Sackett, R-KY: Staf_de_Clercq
John G. Lennox, R-WV: NikoHOI3
Sam G. Ecossais, R-WV: Dadarian
Raymond E. Willis, R-IN: ChargingPickett
Anthony Crawford, R-NJ: Civilwar803
Operation Fortitude (Invasion of Norway)
Operation Tinderbox (Allied invasion of Italian ports and North Africa)
Operation Buckler (Response to Japan)
Operation Ascendant (Offensive action against Japan)
Atlantic Theater plans, second half, 1942
Operation Hannibal: Invasion of France
Operation Catalyst (island hopping)
Atlantic plans, July and August 1943
Pacific plans, September and October 1943
Atlantic plans, September and October 1943
Pacific plans, November and December 1943
Atlantic plans, November and December 1943
Pacific plans, January and February 1944
Atlantic plans, January and February 1944 (part 1)
Atlantic plans, January and February 1944 (part 2)
Pacific plans, March and April 1944
Fiscal Year 1942
Fiscal Year 1943 (Option A)
Fiscal Year 1944 (Army/Air Force/Other) [revised]
Fiscal Year 1944 (Navy)
Other Important Bills
Freedom for Europe Act [overall US strategy from 7/42 on in Europe]
Pacific-Asia Defense Act [fate of Japan post WW-II]
Romanian and Hungarian Transition to Peace Act
Democratical Operational Planning Evaluation Act [requires all plans to be submitted to Congress before acceptance]
Liberation of Vichy France bill
Sinclaire Nuclear Weapons Act
Important note: This AAR will continue until we have accomplished all fifteen victory conditions set by the AI and liberated Poland, per this vote. To do this, we must defeat the Soviet Union, after the events here.
EDIT 2/17/12: Added filibuster and quorum procedures.
4/2/12: Added war plans section.
4/11/12: Added latest save link.
5/6/12: Added link to the latest budget.
5/8/12: Clarified AI control of army.
6/4/12: Added important bills section.
8/12/12: Added section on Senate Armed Services Committee.
8/19/12: Disbanded above committee; will not be revived unless there is interest.
11/28/12: Added note re: end of the AAR.
12/12/12: Updated final note.