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¿Que? The picture seems to have the Soviets gaining ground in the opening of the war. Did Germany declare or was it Stalin?
While Hitler was fighting France & co USSR declared war and promptly invaded undefended eastern flank. Icebreaker is a theory that Stalin used Hitler to weaken Europe before his own invasion.
 
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You know you have done something wrong when... you let Guderian, almost 150k men and 20 divisions encircled in Lodz by the Red Army in January of 1945.

 

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The tables have turned. It is very easy to defeat the corrupt KMT as early as 1934 thanks to army defects event and their crippling dissent. However Japan attacks as soon as You win...
 

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With the Norwegian army forces at Trondheim about to give way to a German amphibious assault, only one option remains: Attack the landing craft. The terribly obsolete Norwegian navy, consisting of four late 19th century coastal defense ships and some ancient destroyers, steams out of Narvik where it had been hiding from German torpedo bombers. Having no reliable intelligence on the enemy fleet, Admiral Henry Diesen can only pray that the transport ships are lightly guarded. If not, well, at least nobody will say Norway went down without a fight.

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And so it was that the Norwegian coastal defense ship Harald Haarfagre, launched in 1897 and weighing 3,920 tons, somehow managed to sink the 14,890 ton Graf Spee, forcing the Germans to flee and marking the end of Operation Weserübung.
 
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With the Norwegian army forces at Trondheim about to give way to a German amphibious assault, only one option remains: Attack the landing craft. The terribly obsolete Norwegian navy, consisting of four late 19th century coastal defense ships and some ancient destroyers, steams out of Narvik where it had been hiding from German torpedo bombers. Having no reliable intelligence on the enemy fleet, Admiral Henry Diesen can only pray that the transport ships are lightly guarded. If not, well, at least nobody will say Norway went down without a fight.

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And so it was that the Norwegian coastal defense ship Harald Haarfagre, launched in 1897 and weighing 3,920 tons, somehow managed to sink the 14,890 ton Graf Spee, forcing the Germans to flee and marking the end of Operation Weserübung.
That's awesome! Naval battles always makes me nervous in DH. I wonder if you caught the Graf Spee in a storm where her range and positioning weren't much of an advantage.
 

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I wonder if you caught the Graf Spee in a storm where her range and positioning weren't much of an advantage.
Hm, I didn't really think about that - I believe it was raining. I was desperate and not really checking conditions!

The Germans had sent only two warships to protect the landing, the Graf Spee and a CL, and although these were modern and fully kitted out with attachments they were heavily outnumbered by my four CAs (tier 2) and four DD squadrons (tier 1). Whether it was rain or just happenstance, I assume something caused the Germans to lose out on positioning, and my rust-bucket cruiser fleet just overwhelmed them with fire. Some of my ships were heavily damaged but none were lost.

I didn't actually destroy any transports - the Graf Spee was the only casualty - but the defeat forced them to break off the landing, allowing the defenders at Trondheim to regain some org and buying time for another mountaineer division to arrive (my entire army is MTN). Then Barbarossa started, the Germans shifted their focus to the eastern front, and they stopped trying to attack Norway.
 

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Hm, I didn't really think about that - I believe it was raining. I was desperate and not really checking conditions!

The Germans had sent only two warships to protect the landing, the Graf Spee and a CL, and although these were modern and fully kitted out with attachments they were heavily outnumbered by my four CAs (tier 2) and four DD squadrons (tier 1). Whether it was rain or just happenstance, I assume something caused the Germans to lose out on positioning, and my rust-bucket cruiser fleet just overwhelmed them with fire. Some of my ships were heavily damaged but none were lost.

I didn't actually destroy any transports - the Graf Spee was the only casualty - but the defeat forced them to break off the landing, allowing the defenders at Trondheim to regain some org and buying time for another mountaineer division to arrive (my entire army is MTN). Then Barbarossa started, the Germans shifted their focus to the eastern front, and they stopped trying to attack Norway.
Very interesting timeline, indeed. I wonder how Hitler would have reacted in this scenario. I guess that it would be something similar to what we saw in Downfall, although we would need the Bismarck too to do that. What was the result of this playthrough? Hitler succeded in conquering the Soviet Union or it was crushed by the Allies? What is the role of Norway? A NATO founder? A Soviet puppet and model of working Socialism around the world? Don't let us hanging! :p

Either way, the sinking of the Graf Spee will be studied by historians and naval officers around the world until this day, I'm sure of that.
 

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Very interesting timeline, indeed. I wonder how Hitler would have reacted in this scenario. I guess that it would be something similar to what we saw in Downfall, although we would need the Bismarck too to do that. What was the result of this playthrough? Hitler succeded in conquering the Soviet Union or it was crushed by the Allies? What is the role of Norway? A NATO founder? A Soviet puppet and model of working Socialism around the world? Don't let us hanging! :p
The playthrough is unfinished. It's currently 1943. Barbarossa was stopped at the very gates of Moscow and the Germans are being steadily pushed back towards Poland. Japan destroyed Communist China but is still fighting the Nationalists (and the USA). Finland joined the Axis and invaded me in the far north, but despite having much greater numbers the Finns couldn't break through my fortified mountaineers at Narvik (led by a commando+mountaineer general), and the Soviet Union eventually forced them to make a separate peace.

The weirdest thing to happen thus far is that there was no Vichy France; after being conquered by the Germans, they became a Fascist puppet with all of their pre-war territory, such that France is at this moment the third most powerful Axis state in Europe. When France became a puppet of Germany, so did the French Syrian Mandate, and the Syrian forces attacked the British in the rear and marched all the way to Suez. The British barely managed to hold on to the canal, but then counterattacked, defeated Syria, and have now conquered all of North Africa. The British captured Crete and the Free French liberated Corsica with American help, but aside from that the Mediterranean front is static.

I haven't played it much further because there's not all that much to do. Norway's options are limited, and I've clearly completed my main objective of surviving Weserübung. I have only 16 IC and my entire army is 10 MTN and 3 GAR. I'm no longer in any real danger of attack (although the Germans bomb me incessantly anyway), so I've shipped 6 MTN divisions to Alexandria to be ready to support any Allied landing in Greece (which is like 90% mountain). Aside from the invasion of Crete, however, that hasn't happened yet. The Soviet Union might end up winning the war in Europe on their own.

Either way, the sinking of the Graf Spee will be studied by historians and naval officers around the world until this day, I'm sure of that.
Well, I'm sure that Admiral Henry Diesen is a national hero in this timeline. His crazy, last-ditch attack saved the country from the Nazis.
 

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No clear winner, hmm?
Maybe its me not understanding the combat system, but still, one side lose only 1 fighter, while the other side lose 75 fighters and 31 bombers.
Not sure about you, but to me that sounds like a clear winner.
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edit: apparently a bit to loose with the word lose. And yes, it might have been crop dusters that I fought. I did not watch the fight, only the result screen.

Was your post removed?
and thanks for helping me with my spelling.
 
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A screenshot from my mod. The Eurasian War.

Amazing. I must play your mod after I finish my current TGC campaign. The Draka look downright scary.
 

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Haha, Communism Dies in Darkness comes to mind. Um, I don't think ICBMs can be intercepted in this timeline, but be damn sure to have an all jet airforce to take out any strat bombers that are packing nukes, before heading any further into lunacy.
 

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Very cool alliance, or did the wetlands give you military access only? Seems the monarchs are willing to give this a go, hopefully you can convince the UK too.

What game is that, a mod?
 

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i start new game from 1923 cuz in last when i attack france italy just leave my alliance.
Its TGC DH 1.05. And sory for my bad english already.
One month later France and England declare war to me so back too save from 2 moths early and funny think they attack Soviet Union so i get Kiev quickly and now at rushing Moscow.
 

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