• 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

tuore

Caramelised Utopian
29 Badges
Mar 16, 2009
6.981
186
  • Crusader Kings II
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Semper Fi
  • Rome Gold
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • March of the Eagles
  • Magicka
  • Lost Empire - Immortals
  • The Kings Crusade
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 200k Club
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
Blue And White

A Finnish AAR

1939

Part I: Let them Come!

NOTE: This AAR may and will contain cheating/editing, as HoI3's historical options are poor. So I can edit myself into a faction and get out of it, as HoI3 doesn't feature the option to make a peace if you are in a faction.

First of September 1939 Germany attacks Poland. The world war has started, but what's the situation of Finland?

Good. We have enough troops to defend, and the Soviet troops seem to be somewhere else from the border. We aren't able to produce almost anything, but we'll manage.



10th September the Soviets send a demand. They demand Karelia to 'ensure Leningrad is safe'. Bah! Let them come!

Carl G. Mannerheim is leading the Supreme Headquarters, and just when he heard about the war, we saw a perfect opportunity to attack:



Leningrad was undefended. Three days later, Finnish 11th Division, led by Arajuuri, captured it.



This means we could already peace out the war, and even demand them to cede a region. But not yet...
 
Last edited:

tuore

Caramelised Utopian
29 Badges
Mar 16, 2009
6.981
186
  • Crusader Kings II
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Semper Fi
  • Rome Gold
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • March of the Eagles
  • Magicka
  • Lost Empire - Immortals
  • The Kings Crusade
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 200k Club
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
Leningrad Will Hold!

Leningrad was ours. If things turn out bad, we peace out the war. But Leningrad must hold. If we lose it, there's no way they would accept peace.

Then, suddenly, on September 24th, all of the Soviet troops disappeared. They left us!



So it's time to take our cores.

1st October we finally saw Soviet troops. Heavy fighting resulted in numerous withdraws, but our new strongholds Murmansk (5 VP) and Petrozavodsk (1 VP) will hold.

By using encirclements, or using the real name invented by Finns, motti.



Just when heavier Soviet troops arrived, we had our cores. Leningrad's fighting has now lasted for two weeks.



12:00, 15th of October, we suggest peace.

Only two days later the Finnish soldiers had proven their worth: Soviets accepted a peace deal and ceded our rightful territory.

 

tuore

Caramelised Utopian
29 Badges
Mar 16, 2009
6.981
186
  • Crusader Kings II
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Semper Fi
  • Rome Gold
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • March of the Eagles
  • Magicka
  • Lost Empire - Immortals
  • The Kings Crusade
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 200k Club
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
Great job! But why were the Soviets so absent from their border?
Don't know, maybe they decided the Finns aren't that much of trouble? :rofl:
Anyway, there seems to be a problem with the Soviet AI. Winter war decision can be made if SU has troops on the border. So they do it right away, leaving Leningrad without protection. Good for us, bad for them.
 

AllThat4Nothing

There are FOUR LIGHTS!
29 Badges
Jul 20, 2005
2.888
529
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Age of Wonders III
  • Crusader Kings Complete
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • 500k Club
  • Naval War: Arctic Circle
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Diplomacy
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
No no no do something completely different!:D Sweden's been looking at you sideways... ;)
 

Karelian

General
39 Badges
Sep 1, 2006
2.353
193
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • 500k Club
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Stellaris
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Steel Division: Normandy 44
  • Surviving Mars
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Surviving Mars: First Colony Edition
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Divine Wind
  • For the Motherland
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Semper Fi
  • Sword of the Stars
  • Sword of the Stars II
  • Victoria 2
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
This is precisely why I haven't started the gameplay part of my AAR yet. Once the Soviets gain land border with Germany they decide to amass their forces there O_p
 

tuore

Caramelised Utopian
29 Badges
Mar 16, 2009
6.981
186
  • Crusader Kings II
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Semper Fi
  • Rome Gold
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • March of the Eagles
  • Magicka
  • Lost Empire - Immortals
  • The Kings Crusade
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 200k Club
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
Nice, but are you going to continue this and help germany in barbarossa? :)
I'm too far away from Axis...:( maybe.

No no no do something completely different!:D Sweden's been looking at you sideways... ;)
Neutrality is 99.77 while it needs to be 0.22. So, as much as i'd like to destroy the Swedes, i can't.

You certainly caught the Russians with their pants down. :D What are your next plans?
If all else fails, i wait for the truce to end.
 

tuore

Caramelised Utopian
29 Badges
Mar 16, 2009
6.981
186
  • Crusader Kings II
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Semper Fi
  • Rome Gold
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • March of the Eagles
  • Magicka
  • Lost Empire - Immortals
  • The Kings Crusade
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 200k Club
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
Peacetime

Three hours after signing the peace, Kyösti Kallio, our president, orders a full demobilization of our armed forces. Next production run of infantry will be ready on February.

19th October new ministers are appointed:



Towards Axis we go!

November 17 Denmark refuses to surrender. Germans land to Malmö.

New HQ is created:



And our leadership:



When the truce ends (IIRC it's two years) in Autumn 1941, we're prepared.
 

tuore

Caramelised Utopian
29 Badges
Mar 16, 2009
6.981
186
  • Crusader Kings II
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Semper Fi
  • Rome Gold
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • March of the Eagles
  • Magicka
  • Lost Empire - Immortals
  • The Kings Crusade
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 200k Club
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
Have you been able to build any ic or troops?
Yeah, the update was kinda short as i had really little time and i accidentally removed half of the text. I got two divisions deployed in February and IC will be built next.
 

Mozla

First Lieutenant
26 Badges
Mar 22, 2008
287
0
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Darkest Hour
  • Crusader Kings II
  • 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: Sword of Islam
  • Victoria 2
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
Looking good so far, shame about the neutrality though :(
 

tuore

Caramelised Utopian
29 Badges
Mar 16, 2009
6.981
186
  • Crusader Kings II
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Semper Fi
  • Rome Gold
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • March of the Eagles
  • Magicka
  • Lost Empire - Immortals
  • The Kings Crusade
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 200k Club
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
Axis

We decided to build IC, but we noticed we needed Construction Engineering. It is instantly added to the research queue.

4th April Sweden surrenders to Axis. Norway is also annexed 7th of May.

Three days later we finish our new research:



Better planes are always good.
24th of May, a black day. I have to edit Finland in the Axis, as HoI3 represents Finland too close to Allies, although Finland and Germany had good relations, making some even think they were allied. So we're now an Axis member.

We notice a funny thing in the French front:



Germany couldn't defeat the Maginot line, so they encircled it :rofl:.
Soviets claim Bessarabia in June 1940. This raises their threat, and soon we're able to declare war (and call Germany with us).
 

tuore

Caramelised Utopian
29 Badges
Mar 16, 2009
6.981
186
  • Crusader Kings II
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Semper Fi
  • Rome Gold
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • March of the Eagles
  • Magicka
  • Lost Empire - Immortals
  • The Kings Crusade
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 200k Club
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword

tuore

Caramelised Utopian
29 Badges
Mar 16, 2009
6.981
186
  • Crusader Kings II
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Semper Fi
  • Rome Gold
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • March of the Eagles
  • Magicka
  • Lost Empire - Immortals
  • The Kings Crusade
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 200k Club
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
I'll update today, i've been quite busy lately.
Crap, looks like i get a CTD on french surrender. Wait.
 
Last edited:

tuore

Caramelised Utopian
29 Badges
Mar 16, 2009
6.981
186
  • Crusader Kings II
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Semper Fi
  • Rome Gold
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • March of the Eagles
  • Magicka
  • Lost Empire - Immortals
  • The Kings Crusade
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 200k Club
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
Towards the Greater Finland

7th July Hungary gave up to the German forces after being made puppet by Romania, then Yugoslavia and now conquered by Germany. One week later France surrendered too and Vichy France was created. Japan demanded Indochina, which was granted to them.
Shortly afterwards Siam was forced to Axis by Japan.

Our production queue as of 30th July:



Our neutrality is lowering. Soon we are able to attack the Russians and show them that Finland can't be beaten. Now we only wait for Germans to get close to the border.

Meanwhile, our politicians have drawn a map of the Suur-Suomi, or the Greater Finland, our objectives to capture and hold:



This is actually Finland's historical idea of Greater Finland, excluding Inkeri, Estonia, Ruija and Länsipohja. More of this in wikipedia.

17th of August German forces are ready. We are one step closer to Greater Finland.



* * *​

Say, what do you like that map I drew? It was fun to make it, and I think it looks quite pretty. And it matches the historical idea. Also check the wikipedia link.