- Feb 25, 2006
I have to wonder what the casualty figures for all that must look like, on both sides.
Looking forward to the postwar map!
Looking forward to the postwar map!
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My main spot of luck was that the CoF decided to move its entire armoured force south along the Atlantic coast, which allowed me to encircle them, some 30 divisions worth of armour if I remember correct. I was fully prepared to fight a long defensive campaign across with counterattacks, encirclements, sea and air landings all across Iberia, but the whole issue kind of solved itself by that one bad move made by the AI.Very impressive to take out the entirety of Europe without Russian help.
In the actual game Austria was much stranger. Status quo Ausgleich, Czechia and Croatia declared independence when they were asked to be annexed. Galicia-Lodomeria was offered to Poland, which accepted and elected Mindaugas and formed the Commonwealth.A somewhat somber outcome, but certainly not beyond the realm of plausibility. I can definitely see Europe struggling much more to get back on its feet without the aid of an economic titan like the (former) US.
While it's only touched on lightly, there is something morbidly amusing about Austria becoming a Great Power in Europe again simply by virtue of the fact that it was mostly untouched by the wider war, though it looks like the Ausgleich in this timeline didn't quite go so peacefully.
A great description! I liked its pessimism and realism.
Thanks. Considering it's AFM, a Marshall type of deal seems uncharacteristic. Some half assed measures to "establish peace" (looking at you Alsace-Lorraine) but that's about it. National France got kind of lucky actually, since the AUS would have helped rebuild North-Africa after the Internationale was repulsed from there.Seems like a Marshall Plan would be sorely needed.
Not having the HRE be forcefully dissolved opened up the posibility of having it still be around, so I took the Austro-Prussian rivalry and rolled with it. But I just didn't want it being absolutely massive, and Austria still owning such a large part of Poland gave me the posibility of unifying the two crowns, something which was actually the case for a short while in the 14th century. And Portugal-Brazil was actually a short lived dual monarchy in the early 19th century when the Braganca were forced from Portugal, took up residence in Rio and elevated it to equal status with Portugal. linkA world like our own, yet so very unlike it at the same time. I'm especially fascinated by Poland-Hungary and Portugal-Brazil.
I actually gave them a bit more in Northern Balochistan. I mainly did it to get rid of as much territory in the Federal States, and giving land that belonged to Afghanistan and has people of their ethnicity (Pashtun) seemed like a logical stepInteresting to see that Afghanistan still has its post-1925 border as a member state.
It's one of those concept maps I was talking about. In the discords I'm in the topic is often HoI4 mods that will probably never come out and there was this one about the American Revolution never happening/being crushed, and it causing the British Empire to be in a worse state than OTL, even in North America. So I decided to have my own take on it, and in the end it rolled together with a "What if the French Revolution never happened?" scenario since it would be a somewhat logical conclusion.What game is the "Baptism of Blood and Fire" map based on? I assume some kind of Vic2 continuation of a late EUIV game?