- Apr 29, 2005
Baltijas Republika - A Doomsday AAR
5th March, 1919. 34km from Tallinn.
The sound of artillery was closer now - closer than it had been for weeks. Major-General Johan Laidoner tiredly rubbed his eyes. Two days without sleep, surviving on week-old bread and water - and he knew he was lucky to have that.
Again he poured over the map, trying desperately to find a way out - his men deserved that he at least try. Forces to the East, to the North - and now rumours of a large army, a days march away coming to his rear. How the hell had Trotsky done that? He had the luck of the Devil - There were just too many of those damned Bolsheviks!
He swept the map off the small table in frustration, pacing the confines of his small field tent. It was no good: he was beaten - he knew it, and secretly he believed the men knew it as well.
Suddenly there was a noise filtering though the canvas: It sounded like a cheer. Then another, and another, growing in volume and intensity. Wild, loud cheers, a sound he hadn't heard since they had marched proudly out from Tallinn all those months ago.
Sweeping aside the tent flaps he stared out across the dull, grey plain, dotted with small tents and campfires. Men were running towards a dim smudge in the distance - a line of marching men, who were returning the soldiers cheers. Closer now he saw two figures on horseback arriving at a canter through a throng of men who surged around them, running alongside, trying to keep pace.
Laidoner stood stiffly, watching them through hooded eyes as they drew level and saluted.
"Colonel Kārlis Stučka, 5th Lithuanian Light Cavalry; this is Captain Talsi, 1st Latvian Infantry: you are General Laidoner? We have brought a proposal for you."
Laidoner stared past them at the marching men in the distance, then bowed deeply and motioned them into his tent. He paused briefly before he entered: around him men were gathering weapons, hope in their faces; marching out to meet the advancing columns.
Perhaps Trotsky was not so lucky after all.
This will be a Baltic AAR following the trials of a United Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Most of the modding is done, all that's left is a few flags, small stuff like that.
I'll post some more background later.
Links to Chapters!
A hard place to be..
And so it begins...
August 1936 - June 1937
July 1937 - Jan 1st, 1939
There may be trouble ahead..
Hard Rock, Hallelujah..
The neighbours are a bit rowdy..
I told you those Nordics were nothing but trouble..
The First Soviet - Baltic War
If i should die, O Lord..
A near run thing..
This is going all rather well, isn't it...
Moving the drinks cabinet 4ft closer to Moscow.
Well, at least the Fins are facing less troops now..
Weight of numbers has a quality all of its own..
What's the Polish for 'charge'?
What do you mean the General's gone to Italy??
End of the First Soviet - Baltic War
Seconds out, Round Two!
The German's are using aimbot..
Everything changes but you..
Put your hands up for Detroit
And the world shall hold its breath..
No room to manouvere
The Great German - Baltic War
Wie komme ich am besten zu Berlin, bitte?
Who forgot the planes?!
I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die..
A few more victories like this and there'll be no army left.
Onwards and upwards.
Oh, three boats - great!
Not one step backwards, Comrades..
I was in your arms, thinking I belonged there.. I figured it made sense, building me a fence..
All the things I could do.. if I had a little money..
When will the retreating end?! Oh the humanity!
Things are starting to look up! Even with the Reds being dastardly and pernicious.
Having lots of manpower is over rated.
Cleaning up a girl's sick in my bathroom at 3:00a.m is not my idea of a good Friday night out.
And the Soviets are still sitting in their trenches, doing nothing.
Why are women all mental?
I mean, I can never undestand them.. mind you, can any man?
Well, obviously, we'll shorten it if it is too long..!
Bleeding a Nation dry.
The retreat to Riga
Anyone got any bright ideas?
Watching, Waiting, Planning..
Right, woman, get down those mines!
Well, a Soviet Cordon would at least protect you from Germany.
It's all gravy.
Haven't we been here before..?
Name? MOOOO! Age? MOOOOOOOOOOO! Give this man a rifle!
DAMN YOU STALIN!
Lurching from crisis to crisis.
Black day in July, sorry, August.
Danzig - Or WAR!! Oh, hang on..
Kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down.
The Capture of Berlin
The Ring Goes South
Damn the Russians move fast.
I had coffee with a nice Sicilian girl on sunday, incidentally (Part one)
I had coffee with a nice Sicilian girl on sunday, incidentally (Part two)
It's about time we said hello to my girlfriend of 3,5 years..
She thinks HOI2 is boring.. and says hello to you all.
It's a good question.. where has the German Army gone?
And still no sign of the Allies...
So I've been invited to Sicily.. given the problems my last Italian trip caused, I am guessing it isn't a good idea to go..
Jag tycker att Adolf inte har en chans... kanske..
I don't think I'll risk another Swedish title..
Yes I know the other parts were playing as well, before you all start.
Manpower looking positive? Well, that's one way of looking at it..
Oh God, not another Estonian..
Well at least they don't speak a made-up language with funny letters and stupid grammar. Some people call it 'Swedish'.
A bit too stable on the Western Front eh White Daimon?
Let's all forget about the chocolate shall we?
If you've never been, I recommend a trip to see the castles of Wales.
Spam Spam Spam Spam Spam Spam..
Facebook - is it me or is there something vaguely stalker-like about it?
Yay! I have a week off work!
The Great Assault on the Third Germano-French Reich
This time we are playing for keeps.
From Paris to Berlin, and every disco I've been in..
Welcome aboard, Andreios II.. although there aren't enough lifeboats now, bad luck.
These titles are quite hard to think up sometimes you know!
So, the exhaust on my car fell off on Saturday.
There's nothing like driving a hire car on site..
This is HQ to Alpha Assault - What is your situation?
Corsa's are crap. FACT.
Tomorrow's hire car: a Chevrolet Lacetti. Oh what joy..
Defeat of the Third Reich
An image for you here..
This update is a bit dull, to be honest.
You all forget that the Superpower of Italy is still alive.
Ftaufs Ublbdtj.. nnnnnnnnnnnn
This is the voice of the Mysterons.
"The solution is naval bombers, as always". Yeah, thanks Einstein.
Conquest of Italy
Just might be the end of Italy..
End of The Great German - Baltic War
Save the Cheerleader, save the World.
Drums in the Deep. They are coming.
The g/f has had her wisdom teeth out this w/e.. guess how much fun it has been for me, on a scale of 1-10.
The lights are going out.
The Second Soviet - Baltic War
A day of infamy.
Or even today.
What began as a conflict over the transfer of consciousness from flesh to machines..
I watched Grabben i graven bredvid and thought it pretty good to be honest.
And this is where I get off, Dr Freeman.
Well, this was an interesting turn of events..
Ask and you recieve!
I'm off to Vienna on Monday! (Part 1)
I'm off to Vienna on Monday! (Part 2)
I'm off to Vienna on Monday! (Part 3)
Sorry about the delay.. but I do have a life outside of HOI2..
I'm picking up good vibrations..
The lunge for Moscow
It was my Birthday yesterday! Where were my presents eh?
The recall of the Legions.
So after 4 years, me and the g/f have split up..
Well, last night was fun. Oh yes.
Moscow? HAH! Fat chance..
Serious fun with a hire car in the Lake District.
Current speed is fine.
Lot's of Swedes in the front lines..
If.. Everything comes down to 'if'.
Ok, that was a bit longer break than I wanted..
Midlife crisis? Don't forget the 5-years younger swedish girlfriend..
Ways to keep a pie warm #234
Just to confuse matters, a German girl has appeared on the scene.. watch this space.
A step closer to disaster.
Just shut up and let me go, HEY!
Well that was a turn up for the books..
The calm before the (bigger) storm.
I am aiming to have this done before HOI3 comes out, honest.
The Black Day of the Baltijas Republika Army
Swedish girl turns up in 12 days! Yay!
The abandonment of the Moscow Offensive
I can ride my bike with no handlebars
The creation of the Czechoslovakian pocket
The fightback begins here.
I aint freaking I aint faking this
This, this is the way, this the way I want to live, I'm going through changes
Borde jag bo i Sverige nästa år?
Now I aint saying she a Gold Digger..
Elimination of the pocket
Jag tycker om en svenska flicka..
Way to avoid writing my Chartership reports #216
Heaven holds a sense of wonder and I wanted to believe that I'd get caught up when the rage in me subsides.
Ondskan. What a cheerful book.
The fight for Czechoslovakia
I'll mace you good!
Seriously, my stomach just goes funny thinking of her..
Some tales should not be forgotten.
Not quite Czech-mate.
It's so much fun when your g/f is ill, isn't it.
A quick review.
I am the resurrection and I am alive..
It still annoys me all these years later
Sometimes you have to remember where your grandparents come from..