• Hey, Guest! We’re glad you are a part of the Paradox Community and want to know what you think about it. Please let us know by filling out this short survey. We appreciate it!
  • Crusader Kings III Available Now!

    The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.


    Real Strategy Requires Cunning

Comm Cody

I am the one who outs
73 Badges
Dec 28, 2010
806
131
www.youtube.com
  • Sword of the Stars II
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Semper Fi
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Deus Vult
  • Darkest Hour
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Imperator: Rome Sign Up
  • Cities: Skylines Industries
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Stellaris: Lithoids
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Colonel
  • Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Stellaris: Ancient Relics
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Stellaris: Megacorp
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife Pre-Order
  • Victoria 2
  • War of the Roses
  • 500k Club
  • Surviving Mars
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Sword of the Stars
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
A nice way to get rid of the body, just crash the car into a tree!

Keep it up, I like this.
 

Raaritsgozilla

Lt. General
24 Badges
Oct 5, 2007
1.307
27
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Semper Fi
  • Magicka
  • Lead and Gold
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Deus Vult
  • Darkest Hour
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 200k Club
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Humble Paradox Bundle
  • Achtung Panzer
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
I still get the feeling the Colonel will somehow trace it back to them though
 

Kurt_Steiner

Katalaanse Burger en Terroriste
Feb 12, 2005
19.882
599
Let's hope that the chunk of wood was burnt too, along with uncle Heini...

He finally got a Viking funeral, you see :p


Silly question: How is the situation on the Eastern Front? Nicht Neues?
 
Last edited:

Saithis

Lady of the North Star
Demi Moderator
99 Badges
Nov 14, 2008
1.716
5
  • Sword of the Stars
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition
  • Leviathan: Warships
  • Magicka
  • Majesty 2
  • March of the Eagles
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Rome Gold
  • Semper Fi
  • Sengoku
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Steel Division: Normandy 44 Deluxe Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Warlock 2: Wrath of the Nagas
  • Magicka 2
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Darkest Hour
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Cities in Motion
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • A Game of Dwarves
  • Deus Vult
  • Dungeonland
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
Let's hope no one notices there's a bullet in his head...
 

TekcoR

Alternative Affairs Specialist
17 Badges
Jul 23, 2003
2.169
0
www.facebook.com
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Hearts of Iron IV: La Resistance
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Victoria 2
  • Semper Fi
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Darkest Hour
A nice way to get rid of the body, just crash the car into a tree!

Keep it up, I like this.
Thanks. I'm sure all the readers will appreciate the next installment.

I still get the feeling the Colonel will somehow trace it back to them though
Maybe. No. Yes. Maybe. I don't know! :D

Let's hope that the chunk of wood was burnt too, along with uncle Heini...

He finally got a Viking funeral, you see :p


Silly question: How is the situation on the Eastern Front? Nicht Neues?
He did get his Viking funeral; its what all good National Socialists want right? The "Eastern Front" question will be addressed here hopefully soon. Just confirmed in the "details document" that on August 11th, some news from the Eastern Front will be received (that may take awhile to get - who knows).

Let's hope no one notices there's a bullet in his head...
There no bullet in Himmler's head. ;)

Until the next very special update!
 

TekcoR

Alternative Affairs Specialist
17 Badges
Jul 23, 2003
2.169
0
www.facebook.com
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Hearts of Iron IV: La Resistance
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Victoria 2
  • Semper Fi
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Darkest Hour
Alptraum
An Alternative History Affair
By TekcoR


Author Behind Schnack Takes a Nap


I closed my eyes after writing close to 7,300 words over the past 9 days; which averages to 811.1 words a day. I am concerned that the thirst for "Nightmare" cannot be contained for long. I will have to double down my efforts. Until then, I must rest. I must rest!

 

General_Hoth

Colonel
66 Badges
Feb 26, 2004
1.034
0
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Pride of Nations
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Stellaris
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Colonel
  • 500k Club
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Steel Division: Normandy 44
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Steel Division: Normandy 44 Deluxe Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • BATTLETECH
  • Surviving Mars
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Hearts of Iron IV: La Resistance
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Darkest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • For The Glory
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • King Arthur II
  • March of the Eagles
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Victoria 2
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
Alptraum
An Alternative History Affair
By TekcoR


Author Behind Schnack Takes a Nap





I closed my eyes after writing close to 7,300 words over the past 9 days; which averages to 811.1 words a day. I am concerned that the thirst for "Nightmare" cannot be contained for long. I will have to double down my efforts. Until then, I must rest. I must rest!


That is the best update I have seen in an AAR since I learned to read english! Way to go!
 

Kurt_Steiner

Katalaanse Burger en Terroriste
Feb 12, 2005
19.882
599
As always: we'll wait, don't worry ;)
 

TekcoR

Alternative Affairs Specialist
17 Badges
Jul 23, 2003
2.169
0
www.facebook.com
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Hearts of Iron IV: La Resistance
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Victoria 2
  • Semper Fi
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Darkest Hour
Alptraum
An Alternative History Affair
By TekcoR


Between the Sea and a Panzer


Rhiley and I had walked to my headquarters six miles down the road from the scene of Himmler’s death. I had the urge to immediately fall asleep and move on from the events of the day. However, I felt it necessary to attend to the events of the day. A few reports had stacked on my desk while I was away. I kept thinking to myself that there should be more after action reports – the event with Himmler had felt like it had lasted at least a week – but in reality barely an hour had passed since he entered the Kübelwagen and was burned to ashes. Another hour had passed from Rhiley and I returning to my headquarters after the encounter with Colonel Tychsen.

While the leader of the Waffen Schutzstaffel was being dealt with for his crimes against the nation; thousands of his men supported by the Heer had recently captured the city of Dax, a medium-sized town in southwest France. The capture of Dax signaled panic within the Allies armies occupying Bordeaux, as our forces were within mere kilometers of reaching the Atlantic from Dax, and encircling what our intelligence estimated to be two to two dozen and a half divisions of America, British and Spanish troops. I received numerous reports that our hold on Dax was pathetic at best, and reinforcements were needed immediately.

Mustering reinforcements was a difficult task. Our forces are stretched thin all across the Reich. Under optimal conditions, we could potentially muster enough forces to launch offensives as they were precise in scope – and if the offensive was faltering to immediately call it off. The decision to reassign the 1 SS Panzerarmee under the command of the late Paul Hausser was a gamble – as a significant decrease of divisions from the Eastern Front; which the Russians had luckily to this point not yet detected.

Sensing the urgency in the request for reinforcements, I scrambled what reinforcements I could come upon. The quality of these soldiers was, poor, not because of their spirit but because of the failings of a regime not able to comprehend the dire situation we face. The equipment most of our soldiers received while superb by quality was sub-standard by numbers

Through coercion – threats of court martial – and pleas for patriotism for the Fatherland, the reinforcements had been promised and sent on their way towards Dax after seven hours of work on my part. The arrival of reinforcements could not have been more welcome than anything else. On the last hours of July 8th, Allies forces had recaptured the city of Dax – which appeared to be a major blow to our offensive. However, they had not expected the arrival of reinforcements of two and a half divisions that proceeded without mercy to launch a counterattack. The attack drove the Allies reeling from the city and back in retreat towards Bordeaux.

By the end of July 9th, not only was the city of Dax firmly in our control, the Atlantic had been reached. The Allies only immediate hope of withdrawal from their encirclement around Bordeaux was a Dunkirk style maneuver. Barring another Dunkirk – which was highly unlikely due to several various reasons – it was expected that the Allies would be forced to surrender their invading force within at least a fortnight. I had been privileged to receive a memorandum from Admiral Donitz stating what submarines were available on the Atlantic were actively patrolling the approaches to Bordeaux and that any Allied attempt to rescue the stranded force would be met with heavy losses. In addition, in a rare moment of cooperation, Goring pledged the entire support of the Luftwaffe; which had been recently turning the tide of the war with the jet fighter known as the Me 262.

All that was left now was bringing an end to the pocket of Allied soldiers in southern France; a task that would be easier said than done.


 

Raaritsgozilla

Lt. General
24 Badges
Oct 5, 2007
1.307
27
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Semper Fi
  • Magicka
  • Lead and Gold
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Deus Vult
  • Darkest Hour
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 200k Club
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Humble Paradox Bundle
  • Achtung Panzer
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
Send in a few E-50s :D

Would it be possible for the Allies to gather a huge Armada and try and evacuate? Something like D-Day, especially as the Americans have joined the fight?
 

Kurt_Steiner

Katalaanse Burger en Terroriste
Feb 12, 2005
19.882
599
And after destroying the pocket, there is the Spanish question...
 

TekcoR

Alternative Affairs Specialist
17 Badges
Jul 23, 2003
2.169
0
www.facebook.com
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Hearts of Iron IV: La Resistance
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Victoria 2
  • Semper Fi
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Darkest Hour
I'm wondering if people would like to come up with a few questions they would like answered either in the story or out of the story. Any kind of question is okay.
 

Raaritsgozilla

Lt. General
24 Badges
Oct 5, 2007
1.307
27
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Semper Fi
  • Magicka
  • Lead and Gold
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Deus Vult
  • Darkest Hour
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 200k Club
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Humble Paradox Bundle
  • Achtung Panzer
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
What is the situation in Africa at the moment? And Britian as well? Is there a plan to cross the channel, with the Luftwaffe working hard?
 

Saithis

Lady of the North Star
Demi Moderator
99 Badges
Nov 14, 2008
1.716
5
  • Sword of the Stars
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition
  • Leviathan: Warships
  • Magicka
  • Majesty 2
  • March of the Eagles
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Rome Gold
  • Semper Fi
  • Sengoku
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Steel Division: Normandy 44 Deluxe Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Warlock 2: Wrath of the Nagas
  • Magicka 2
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Darkest Hour
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Cities in Motion
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • A Game of Dwarves
  • Deus Vult
  • Dungeonland
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
Sounds like Dax is quite the battleground. Very exciting! Things like this are why later scenarios are sometimes so much more fun than the 1936 one.

I am curious what kind of shape the Kriegsmarine is in. Does it have enough strength to eventually attempt an attack on Britain?
 

Kurt_Steiner

Katalaanse Burger en Terroriste
Feb 12, 2005
19.882
599
At the beginning of the AAR, TekcoR wrote:

I have the Tirpitz and a few other smaller ships, most of my submarines have been sunk.
 

Saithis

Lady of the North Star
Demi Moderator
99 Badges
Nov 14, 2008
1.716
5
  • Sword of the Stars
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition
  • Leviathan: Warships
  • Magicka
  • Majesty 2
  • March of the Eagles
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Rome Gold
  • Semper Fi
  • Sengoku
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Steel Division: Normandy 44 Deluxe Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Warlock 2: Wrath of the Nagas
  • Magicka 2
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Darkest Hour
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Cities in Motion
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • A Game of Dwarves
  • Deus Vult
  • Dungeonland
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
At the beginning of the AAR, TekcoR wrote:
Ah, I'd forgotten that bit. Is it still the case? Any plans to rebuild the High Seas Fleet or anything dramatic like that that you've been keeping hidden? :p I'm just curious, I'm a fan of the Kriegsmarine.
 

TekcoR

Alternative Affairs Specialist
17 Badges
Jul 23, 2003
2.169
0
www.facebook.com
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Hearts of Iron IV: La Resistance
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Victoria 2
  • Semper Fi
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Darkest Hour
Ah, I'd forgotten that bit. Is it still the case? Any plans to rebuild the High Seas Fleet or anything dramatic like that that you've been keeping hidden? :p I'm just curious, I'm a fan of the Kriegsmarine.
We shall see! *dun dun dun* Now for spoiler....Ghost says what?
 

TekcoR

Alternative Affairs Specialist
17 Badges
Jul 23, 2003
2.169
0
www.facebook.com
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Hearts of Iron IV: La Resistance
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Victoria 2
  • Semper Fi
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Darkest Hour
Alptraum
An Alternative History Affair
By TekcoR


Lettering the Situation


To: Generalmajor Tristan Schnack,
Addressing the Concerns over the Fronts
August 9th, 1944

The Eastern Front

Since our last major offensive in 1943, that temporarily brought relief to the city of Konigsberg, the front has remained static. There have been minor exceptions of localized offensives and counteroffensives; however because of a relative balance of power no major changes have occurred since our retreat from Konigsberg back to Danzig. The Führer insists on launching a sweeping general offensive across the entire front. He has issued a directive stating that all historically Germanic land – notably lands of Austria, East Prussia and parts of Germanic Poland are to be liberated at once without regard for causalities. The Führer’s orders are not followed outside the bunker; I countermanded every order that escapes. Even the most fanatical officers and enlisted soldiers within the Waffen Schutzstaffel have lost their dedication to the man. I recently visited two of the divisions stationed here on the front, there demeanor seems calmer, almost muted. Upon my return I received the explanation of their unfamiliar behavior – the Reichsführer had died.

I am not sure if you are aware of the full situation of on this front – it is precarious. The newsworthy combat that occurs is located to two sectors of the front – the Prussian and Polish areas of operations. The areas of Bohemia-Moravia and Austria remain relatively quiet due to the extensive amount of fortifications and difficult terrain – the Eastern and Central Eastern Alps. This area of operation proves a nightmare for the Soviets, having lost a few divisions to attrition according to captured prisoners. The Soviets are also dealing with the crack 8 Armee that consisting of 25 mountain infantry divisions that we well equipped to handle any situation.

The rest of the eastern front is armed to the teeth with a mountain of the Heer. On the entire front, there are 160 infantry divisions, supported by 20 mechanized / motorized infantry divisions and 15 panzer divisions. Our total number of divisions on the front is 220; which is dwarfed by the Soviets estimated strength of 380. It is a miracle that we are capable of holding back the Bear. Through a combination of our tenacity, fortifications, and favorable interior lines, we have held this long and many continue to hold as long as certain situations are addressed.

These attributes that we favor are no supplement for raw manpower. It is no secret to the Allies that as time progresses the Third Reich grows weaker. We do not have enough real divisions to counter the threat posed in a two front war. Again our division number of the Eastern Front is 220, the Führer constantly informs me of divisions I have never heard about. I estimated the Führer to think we have about 300 divisions in Berlin alone. Speaking of the capital, I recently shared a meal with your son Sebastian. He is a fine young man and officer of the Army, and adept at panzer tactics. I am confident you are proud of what he has become.

Returning to the situation, we cannot hope to maintain this balance of power on the front for long. Yet, I do not estimate we shall witness a Soviet offensive until at the earliest till March 1945. Seven months have passed into 1944 without a murmur of a concentrated gathering of Soviet armies. While our partisan activity has been small, it has not been ineffective. I receive reports of our partisans putting aside their differences with their Polish neighbors and resisting the communist puppet governments that have been setup in the occupied regions. Hitler is not kept aware of the cooperation.

The Western Front

That is my report on the Eastern Front. I know that Rommel and you are more of the experts on the Western Front. However, I would like to express my concerns over the situation and make recommendations. I am deeply worried about this front for a multitude of reasons. The western front has withdrawn and will continue to withdraw vital troops from other theaters of operations – most notably the Eastern Front. By redeploying troops from the Eastern Front, the very delicate balance of power that has been established shifts ever closer to Soviet favoritism. The continual withdrawal of troops from the East to satisfy the Western dilemma cannot continue beyond the end of this year.

Because of the dilemma caused by Franco’s betrayal – I am making these recommendations. France must be abandoned. We do not have the forces necessary to continue to man the Western front effectively. The current situation caused by Franco necessitates an invasion of Spain; which will further extend the already teetering of ruin supply system we have established; thus ruling out subduing Spanish treachery. Which brings me to the point I earlier made; France must be abandoned.

Abandoning France is logical. Firstly, this will shorten our supply line. Secondly, this allows us to concentrate our troops and deal more effective blows to the enemies on both fronts. Thirdly, our enemies in the Western Front will now have to face extended supply lines and faced increased difficulty from fighting closer to the Fatherland. To be fair, I must point out the consequences of withdrawing from France. The likelihood of occupying France again is unlikely. France has provided a good percent of war material that has allowed us to remain in the situation we find ourselves currently facing.

Tristan, these are just my thoughts. I would appreciate if you could find time to return to Berlin for further discussion with Julius Ringel and myself. The future of the Third Reich needs further discussion before a final decision can be made. It is important that we explore all options before agreeing upon what is the best. Until then,

Generalfeldmarschall Heinz Guderian
Oberkommando der Wehrmacht
Berlin, Germany​



 

Raaritsgozilla

Lt. General
24 Badges
Oct 5, 2007
1.307
27
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Semper Fi
  • Magicka
  • Lead and Gold
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Deus Vult
  • Darkest Hour
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 200k Club
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Humble Paradox Bundle
  • Achtung Panzer
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
The loss of France huh? It is still looking very grim indeed.

I like how the story of Tristan has overshadowed the rest of the war. I had forgotten the perilous situation Germany was in. Good update, it brought it all back
 

TekcoR

Alternative Affairs Specialist
17 Badges
Jul 23, 2003
2.169
0
www.facebook.com
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Hearts of Iron IV: La Resistance
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Victoria 2
  • Semper Fi
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Darkest Hour
The loss of France huh? It is still looking very grim indeed.

I like how the story of Tristan has overshadowed the rest of the war. I had forgotten the perilous situation Germany was in. Good update, it brought it all back
Jesus you read quickly!

Tristan has overshadowed the war; which is kind of one of his faults - however I think any soldier on the front really only cares about the front they are on not the rest of the war. Right now, there are a few choices. Guderian is really bringing about the "reality" of the hopelessness that Germany faces. I'm not sure if France will be fully abandoned or not. I have a save until the end of 1945 (another beyond), that I'm not sure what I will be pursuing.

I do have an idea of how far I want to get before I'm gone for a few months. I'll see how close I get to completing that.