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"Its all fun and games until someone gets nuked"
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Spheres of Influence, 1955
(Black = Axis + Friends, Blue = Remaining Democracies, Red = Communist Control)
Thanks to Midge for this one!



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Welcome to Democracy's Last Stand After-Action Report. Here you will find one of the most difficult games ever played by Britain and American human players. With DAIM (an AI mod) and a random chaotic chance of occurrences beyond anyone's foretelling, Germany has become a superpower of which they have achieved unsurpassed power. From the defeat and evacuation of Britain to the losses of India, to D-day and the Invasion of German occupied France, I will attempt to captivate my audience with news reports, written as if you were hearing them over the radio.

This is my first attempt at an AAR. I hope you guys enjoy it.

I also use my own custom music, which I uploaded on request. The link is here:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UIBH4Z9U

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torenico: the Cookie of "Loyal to the Fatherland"
Holdsteady suspense award:
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Winner of the 2009 ACA 'Favorite HoI Narrative' award.

(1) LordSlowpoke's Cookie of Epic Win and Fail at the same time. Wear it with pride:

Dáin: I'd at least like to award your computer a "Crush those puny humans" cookie of awesome AI-ingenuity:

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Difficulty: Hard
Aggressiveness: Aggressive
Will attempt to stick to historically plausible tactics, and no save edits / 'gamey' tactics.

Players are as followed:

United States of America - Commander Feuersturm (me)
United Kingdom - Commander Cool

And several speeches written by frigidmagi. Credit to his speeches are given at the bottom of each post containing them.

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Midge's Fanfare section

==(Updated World Map with independent country borders)==

Here is the link to a fan-made photo-log-type-thread of the AAR. It starts much later into the AAR (1952), but it should be interesting for those who like to view pictures related to this AAR. :) I would like to thank Midge for this.

http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=121614 (has not been updated is some time, be warned)

Possible scenario for the 1980s? Who knows!
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Leviathan07's Summaries (during the Second World War)

Quick Summary / Recap made by one of the fans to this AAR. It is good and worth a read. Covers much of the war from both Axis and Allied perspectives, as well as their war aims.

Axis: Located on this post

Allies: Located on this post

Thanks to Leviathan07 for these quick summaries.

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And as I know reading the comments is half the fun, clicking on a link below opens up the individual post. Here, you can find a link on the upper-right hand part of the newly opened window. Here, you can view it regularly, and you can see replies as well as its place in the thread.
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January 1936 - February 1941
  • Republican Spain won the Spanish Civil War
  • Poland was partitioned between Germany and the Soviet Union
  • Slovakia was formed.
  • Croatia was formed.
  • Romania occupies the southern regions of the former Yugoslavia
  • Italy is outside El Alamien.
  • Vichy France has been formed.
  • Japan has beat Nationalist China and has formed them as a puppet.
  • USA has a production focus on carriers and marines
  • Germany has built a pair of carriers by this time.
  • British Expeditionary Force narrowly avoids destruction in France.
  • British airforce is severely hampered by the German airforce

1941

1942
  • February 24th, 1942 - Russian counter attack fails, Germans take more land. British advance in Africa
  • March 19th, 1942 - Operation Torch
  • October 5th, 1942 - Conclusion of Operation Torch, Tunis captured

1943

1944
  • January 6th, 1944 - January 28th, 1944 - Afghanistan joins Axis (January 6th), Saudi Arabia joins Japan (January 16th), Allied retreat in Middle East, Japanese troops are cut off, Battle of the Atlantic reaches a new peak
  • March 9th, 1944 - April 7th, 1944 - Allies continue the retreat, supply situation becomes a problem in India
  • May 21st, 1944 - Allied front in India collapses, Turkey joins the Axis (May 21st)
  • June 29th, 1944 - Karachi port is cut off from majority of Allied forces
  • July 5th, 1944 - German and Japanese fronts link, American armies advance in China
  • September 2nd, 1944 - Evacuation of India
  • September 14th, 1944 - Last Allied divisions are evacuated from India
  • September 16th, 1944 - Portugal joins the Axis
  • October 28th, 1944 - Brazil joins the Allies

1945

1946
  • February 16th, 1946 - Spies put German strength at: 530 Infantry Divisions, 47 Panzer Divisions, 9 carriers, 2 battlecruisers, and 38 smaller ships (presumed to be mostly U-boats)
  • March 10th, 1946 - Battle of the Atlantic update, British industry on the brink of collapse
  • July 1st, 1946 - Nicaragua joins the Axis
  • August 25th, 1946 - Battle of the Atlantic update, Battle of China update, British economic collapse
  • August 27th, 1946 - Manchukuo is annexed by the USA
  • October 8th, 1946 - Belfast occupied by German troops
  • October 13th, 1946 - Nationalist China is annexed by the USA

1947
  • January 7th, 1947 - Germany sinks American ships at New York. American Carrier fleet is ambushed north of Bermuda.
  • January 16th, 1947 - Korea is released by the United States of America
  • April 13th, 1947 - Germany launches an offensive into the Middle East
  • June 14th, 1947 - German attacks into the Middle East continue, Allies have regained control of the Atlantic for the time being.
  • 06:00 June 20th, 1947 - Operation Overlord Speech. The Invasion of German-occupied France begins
  • June 20th - June 30th, 1947 - Part I of the 'Battle of Normandy'
  • June 30th - July 22nd, 1947 - Part II of the 'Battle of Normandy'
  • July 22nd, 1947 - Caen taken, Normandy secured. Allied reinforcements cross the Channel.
  • July 28th, 1947 - Allied reinforcements pour across the Channel, and Allied forces continue to advance into France
  • August 3rd, 1947 - Paris liberated, 15 Axis divisions trapped in Brest
  • August 18th, 1947 - Allies continue to advance towards Germany and the Mediterranean. Vichy (the Vichy France capital) has fallen
  • September 21st, 1947 - German counter attack
  • November 5th, 1947 - German advance halts, Vichy France annexed.
  • December 20th - Republican Spain joins the Allies

1948
  • January 9th, 1948 - Allies advance towards the West Wall. British forces reach Italian border in southern France
  • February 22nd, 1948 - German troops break the Allied line in the Middle East. Canadian reinforcements arrive in France.
  • March 30th, 1948 - German armies retake Reims and Allied troops evacuate to the Suez.
  • April 12th, 1948 - German armies continue to attack, American forces seize Liege and Arlon. British troops lose Grenoble in southern France.
  • June 7th, 1948 - Allied push takes first German cities.
  • June 12th, 1948 - Bolivia joins the Axis
  • July 17th, 1948 - Allied front reaches most of the Rhine river. Allied attacks across the river are repulsed.
  • August 5th, 1948 - Dortmund, Essen and Kassel fall into Allied hands. American casualties are significant.
  • August 29th, 1948 - Capture of Amsterdam and 16 German divisions.
  • November 18th, 1948 - Kassel and Munster are taken by American and British forces.
  • December 27th, 1948 - Operation Avalanche - Attacking Anzio by the sea.

1949
  • February 16th, 1949 - Chile joins the Allies, Rome is captured by Allied forces
  • June 11th, 1949 - Advances in northern German see the capture of Hannover, Bremen, and Wilhelmshafen. South American front on the brink of collapse.
  • August 11th, 1949 - German launches a few minor attacks in Europe. South American front continues to collapse.
  • September 25th, 1949 - Brazil is annexed by Argentina
  • September 28th, 1949 - Chile is annexed by Argentina
  • October 1st, 1949 - Japan is annexed by the United States of Amerca
  • October 9th, 1949 - People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) declares its independence and becomes a puppet of the Soviet Union.
  • October 10th, 1949 - Report on Chile, Brazil, Japan and Korea.
  • November 21st, 1949 - Allies advance in India
  • December 24th, 1949 - Continued Allied advance in India. Tunisia is liberated.

1950
  • February 7th, 1950 - Nepal is liberated.
  • March 10th, 1950 - Attacks on the Suez Canal. Naval engagement between German and American navies (German losses: 7 carriers | American losses: 9 carriers, 3 battleships)
  • March 26th, 1950 - Allies attack in central Germany, taking several key provinces.
  • April 19th, 1950 - Allies attack Hannover and Karachi fortifications.
  • May 13th, 1950 - Nuclear attack on the Italian city of Rimini
  • July 19th, 1950 - Allied advance in Italy. Report on Nuclear attack against Rimini. German counter attack fails, and Allies capture some fortifications in southern Germany.
  • July 25th, 1950 - Saudi Arabia is annexed.
  • August 15th, 1950 - Algeria is released by the United States.
  • September 1st, 1950 - Germans continue to attack in southern France, and launch an attack on southern Italy from Sicily.
  • October 24th, 1950 - Nuclear attack on the Italian city of Florence, heavy fighting in Germany.
  • November 30th, 1950 - Allies advance toward Middle East oilfields, and in Italy Allies continue to push north.
  • December 23rd, 1950 - Morocco is released by the United States.

1951
  • January 24th, 1951 - Allies land in Norway, Allies advance towards Iraq.
  • January 29th, 1951 - Afghanistan is released by the United Kingdom
  • March 8th, 1951 - Germans push Allies back in northern Germany and out of Iraq. Allied attacks in the Middle East lack significant progress.
  • March 27th, 1951 - Hannover is retaken, British attacks in southern France fail. Heavy fighting in the Middle East.
  • April 26th, 1951 - Allies advance in central Germany and Middle East. Moscow is destroyed by a British nuclear bomb.
  • May 9th, 1951 - North Korea declares war on South Korea. The Soviet Union is now at war with the Allies.
  • May 13th, 1951 - North Korea is annexed by South Korea.
  • May 14th, 1951 - Reports on Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
  • June 21st, 1951 - Allies attack Lubeck and Rostock, while continue to hold the line in China against the Red Army. American forces move across the Swedish border.
  • June 28th, 1951 - Israel is released by the United Kingdom
  • July 12th, 1951 - Attacks in Germany continue
  • August 19th, 1951 - Nationalist China is released by the United States.
  • August 19th, 1951 - Japan is released by the United States.
  • September 7th, 1951 - Allies take Wolfsburg, Leipzig, Hamburg and Kiel. British and American manpower drop substantially.
  • September 7th, 1951 - Sheffield is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
  • September 10th, 1951 - Liverpool is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
  • September 10th, 1951 - Birmingham is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
  • September 10th, 1951 - Glasgow is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
  • September 12th, 1951 - Edinburgh is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
  • September 12th, 1951 - Berlin is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
  • September 13th, 1951 - Vienna is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
  • September 13th, 1951 - Philadelphia is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
  • September 13th, 1951 - Report on the nuclear destruction of Britain and the nuclear exchange between USA and Germany.
  • September 20th, 1951 - Norwich is destroyed by a nuclear bomb. Twice.
  • September 20th, 1951 - Allies take Rostock. Forces in India, again, prepare for evacuation.
  • September 28th, 1951 - Naval battle west of France. Heavy German losses (9 carriers).
  • October 8th, 1951 - London is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
  • October 17th, 1951 - Detroit is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
  • October 20th, 1951 - Prague is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
  • October 20th, 1951 - Report on further nuclear attacks and Allied advances.
  • November 1st, 1951 - Allied armies reach Czechoslovakian and Austria. German and Italian armies break out towards Spain and the Atlantic.
  • November 5th, 1951 - Map Update
  • November 15th, 1952 - Minor Soviet attacks in China. Allies secure Potsdam, and begin attacking the advancing German armies in southern France.
  • December 13th, 1951 - Naval battle between Germany and USA. American fleet loses 6 carriers and destroys one.

1952
  • January 21st, 1952 - Allied attacks in southern France make significant gains. Berlin is now surrounded on 3 sides. Canadian forces advance towards Stockholm.
  • February 2nd, 1952 - Nepal is annexed by the Soviet Union.
  • February 14th, 1952 - Libya is annexed by Germany.
  • March 3rd, 1952 - Allies advance towards Italian border, and German troops advance in Africa.
  • March 30th, 1952 - Continued advances through Germany and Italy. World Map Update
  • April 13th, 1952 - Red Army attacks South Korea. Allies advance into Italy, and Germany retakes Cottbus. Again.
  • April 29th, 1952 - Guinea declares its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • May 1st, 1952 - German counter attack in southern Germany. Allies advance to the Italian city of Milan.
  • May 13th, 1952 - Allied advances in Sweden and Africa. German strength increases on the Berlin front. Soviets continue to attack Korean positions.
  • June 1st, 1952 - Germany continues its counter-offensive. Allied positions in Germany are pushed back.
  • June 3rd, 1952 - New York is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.

    ====Transfer to BBC stations as New York has been destroyed====

  • June 6th, 1952 - Gottingen is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
  • June 6th, 1952 - Liverpool is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
  • June 7th, 1952 - Wolfsburg is destroyed by a nuclear bomb
  • June 13th, 1952 - Atlantic City is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
  • June 13th, 1952 - Report on nuclear attacks and the continued advances by German forces. American nuclear counter attack is shot out of the sky.
  • June 23rd, 1952 - Berlin has been taken! German reactors destroyed, but Allies continue to retreat west.
  • June 28th, 1952 - Journal entry on the Allied retreat
  • July 23rd, 1952 - German offensive continues. Minor Allied gains in Africa and Italy.
  • August 24th, 1952 - German continues to pound Allied lines. Minor Allied successes in Africa.
  • September 15th, 1952 - Norway is released by the United States.
  • September 21st, 1952 - Germany attacks continue. Allies advance further into Tunisia.
  • October 1st, 1952 - Major fighting for Kassel in Germany. Speech from southern American state dissenters.
  • October 24th, 1952 - Britain surrenders and becomes a puppet of Germany.
  • November 1st, 1952 - More reports on British surrender and consequent military situation.
  • November 5th, 1952 - Ireland joins the Allies
  • Novebmer 12th, 1952 - The Americans begin their retreat.
  • November 25th, 1952 - Allied retreat largely successful, by significant losses in men, material and land have been made.
  • December 14th, 1952 - More Allied retreats. Defensive line formed along the Seine River outside of Paris. This is the last report for 3 weeks as I am on vacation.
  • December 25th, 1952 - Columbia joins the Allies (Axis DoW)
  • December 27th, 1952 - German armor breaks through the Seine River defensive line.

1953
  • January 11th, 1953 - Munich is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
  • January 13th, 1953 - Allied front shows signs of near-total collapse. Paris falls.
  • February 14th, 1953 - 97 Allied divisions trapped in southern France. A large number of Allied divisions make it out of the northern-French pocket in an evacuation that was nothing short of a miracle.
  • April 2nd, 1953 - Korean front breaks, and Allied forces in Europe have been pushed into Spain.
  • April 8th, 1953 - Algeria is annexed by Germany.
  • April 16th, 1953 - The United Kingdom releases Palestine.
  • April 18th, 1953 - German breakthrough into Spain.
  • May 2nd, 1953 - Germany gains total air superiority, while American tanks engage German armor in central Spain.
  • May 5th, 1953 - Korea is annexed by the Soviet Union.
  • May 5th, 1953 - Continued heavy fighting in Spain between Axis and Allied forces.
  • May 19th, 1953 - War wages on in Spain. Allied front in Scandinavia collapses.
  • May 23rd, 1953 - Spanish battles reach a climax. Allies continue to retreat to Gibraltar.
  • June 10th, 1953 - Battle of Guadalajara is over, with an Axis victory. 83 Allied divisions are destroyed / captured.
  • June 29th, 1953 - Washington DC has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb. (British)
  • July 1st, 1953 - Allied divisions in Norway surrender. Allied divisions in Spain have been forced into two coastal pockets.
  • July 7th, 1953 - Sweden annexed Norway
  • August 1st, 1953 - GERMAN VICTORY IN EUROPE. USA AND CANADA SURRENDER

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  • August 4th, 1953 - New European borders and Hitler's assassination.
  • October 2nd, 1953 - More news on American Civil War
  • October 7th, 1953 - Political situation on American Civil War. Quebec separatist forces have been defeated.
  • October 20th, 1953 - Confederate armies make heavy advances along the east coast.
  • November 16th, 1953 - Major Confederate advances. Texas takes the American Nuclear facilities at Denver.
  • November 26th, 1953 - Major Texas advances against Confederate and US positions.
  • December 25th, 1953 - Confederates are pushed to the brink. Soviets breakthrough in China, and California takes much of the west coast.

1954
  • January 21st, 1954 - Reports on the fighting between Texas, the US, and Confederate troops
  • February 4th, 1954 - Texan front collapses in the face of Californian attacks.
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    Liberty Radio
  • February 14th, 1954 - First news report from Liberty Radio
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    BBC
  • February 24th, 1954 - World Hunger continues to grow during winter
  • March 19th, 1954 - Argentina politics and economy, and fights in the USA
  • April 3rd, 1954 - Asian theater reports. British invade Australia, while Japanese invade Manchuria.
  • April 27th, 1954 - Major attacks by Confederate and US forces against Texas. British advance in Australia, and Canada gets war refugees.
    CBC World News
  • May 11th, 1954 - Riots in Britain and Canada, and reports on the food crisis and military situation in America.
  • May 26th, 1954 - More US and Chinese front updates.
  • July 11th, 1954 - Australia and US reports.
  • July 21st, 1954 - Australia counter attacks in Australia, Soviets advance against China, and US sells Alaska to Canada.
  • August 12th, 1954 - News of the War Crime Trials and successful Australian counter attacks.
  • October 23rd, 1954 - Chinese forces retreat all over the front, Australia is in a stalemate with Britain, and Texas is on the verge of defeat.
  • November 28th, 1954 - China on the brink, Texas on its last bastions. Australia is retreating.
  • December 5th, 1955 - Texas is annexed by the Confederate States of America

1955
  • January 6th, 1955 - China continues to retreat. Germany launches first satellite into space.
  • January 27th, 1955 - California is annexed.
  • January 27th, 1955 - Reports on Californian annexation, and the continued Chinese retreat.
  • May 12th, 1955 - Confederate forces make significant gains. South Africa surrenders.
  • June 9th, 1955 - Confederate armies take much of the US eastern coast and push towards Chicago (the US capital).
  • July 15th, 1955 - Axis troops declare victory in Africa. The United States launches a large offensive against Confederate positions along the entire front.
  • July 18th, 1955 - Second news report from Liberty Radio, reporting on the failing Confederacy
  • September 15th, 1955 - Confederacy near annexation, pushed to three pockets.
  • September 19th, 1955 - The Confederate States of America surrenders to the USA - End of the US Civil War
  • October 26th, 1955 - Day before the Versailles Trials (Prosecution of Allied War Criminals)
  • October 27th, 1955 - Liberty Radio - First Day of the Versailles Trials (Allied War Crimes Trials)
  • October 30th, 1955 - Reich News Broadcasting on the War Trials

1956

1957

1958

1959

1960

1961

1962

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Democracy's Last Legs: Part II & Misc. Awards

1964




Okay, so me and Laurence decided to make our own twin-cookie :)



Totally Random Productions is proud to awAArd you:




The Totally Random Productions twin-cookie of Outstanding Bravery when facing a Channel Pact
Awarded to individuals who have shown dedication and will to fight, even when faced against the unholy alliance of the British Empire and the Greater German empire. We highly doubt that you will suceed, but still, congratulations! :)
One of the fanciest awards I have received :)


Cool should be really, really ashamed to actually actively attackling the former ally!

Boo, boo!

One Black cookie of treachery for him
 
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February 24th, 1941

CBS World News

"The world today. The Columbia Broadcasting System now presents a summary of the all the important world news today. Reports from CBS correspondents by trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific short wave radio, and the latest developments as received by the Columbia's news room here in New York. Tonight John Daly will call in Bob Trout from London and Albert Werner from our own national capital, Washington. And now first, John Daly."

"The British situation in Europe topped the stories tonight. Reports from London indicate that German armies have landed and seized the port of Plymouth in an invasion that took place yesterday morning. Bob Trout from London reports on the situation as it develops:"

"British High Command has been in a bit of a fluster lately, and there is sense of urgency to repel the invaders. German troops, supported by several tank divisions, made a thrust on Portsmouth earlier today. There have been localized successes, but the mood here is grim. Units from Scotland have been moving towards the landing area, and London has been reinforced. Citizens have sensed the urgency and are fleeing north. Others have been attempted to secure safe passage to Canada and the United States"

"That was Bob Trout, reporting from London on the latest events reguaring the war in Britain. And now we hear from Albert Werner from Washington on how our own government is responding to recent events."

"Thank you for having me Mr. Daly. Tomorrow the President is to meet with his staff to assess the situation that perils Britain. They are to decide what course of action to take in regards to the threats that face them. There are men on both sides of the fence; some are wanting to keep out of the war, while others are saying we should offer full support. What is to come of this meeting will directly influence our foreign policy. The people of both Britain and America await its decision."

....6 hours later....

"The President has moved in favor of limited support to Britain. The wish to remain neutral still prevails, so our country will only be providing economic aid to Britain. Furthermore, the situation continues to develop as....."


 
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CBS World News - March 29, 1941

March 29, 1941

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"The world today. The Columbia Broadcasting System now presents a summary of the all the important world news today. Reports from CBS correspondents by trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific short wave radio, and the latest developments as received by the Columbia's news room here in New York. Tonight John Daly will call in Bob Trout from Scapa Flow in Northern Britain. But first, a word from John Daly"

"Tonight, the developing situations in Britain continue to top the headlines around the world. There is fear not only in Britain, but here at home. The situation is covered by Bob Trout, who has followed the military to the military port of Scapa Flow"

"I am here with the remains of the British army that is holding a defensive line around the military port of Scapa Flow. Thousands of citizens have fled north hoping to gain passage out of the lands that are to be occupied by Germany. British High Command, led by Commander Cool, is at a loss of words to describe what has happened. In one month the British army disintegrated, the Royal Airforce beaten, and the Royal Navy at the mercy of the German Airforce. London has fallen to the invaders, and they have pushed the retreating units to the north tip of the Island. Panic has struck many citizens as they swarm the last of the civilian ships. In the distance, the dull thud of artillery can be heard closing in, punctuated only by the occasional explosion of a supply dump. Once these troops board the ships, there is no telling where they will be going. Ireland, India, or possibly to North Africa. As for now, the military unit I have been following from London is about to get ready to leave, so I will report back when we reach our destination."

"That was Bob Trout reporting from Scapa Flow, the scene of the latest fighting in Europe and Britain. On further news, the Japanese have been attempting to secure oil trades from our country, and our governments stance on this has not changed. Albert Werner in Washington will report after this quick announcement."

 
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Ah, very interesting. I'll try to keep an eye on this :) .
 

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CBS World News - May 15th, 1941

May 15th, 1941

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"The world today. The Columbia Broadcasting System now presents a summary of the all the important world news today. Reports from CBS correspondents by trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific short wave radio, and the latest developments as received by the Columbia's news room here in New York. Tonight John Daly will call in Commander Cool from Scapa Flow in Northern Britain."

"So, Commander Cool, how is the situation developing for the British Army in north Britain?"

"The militia units of the British army are holding back the German troops as long as they can. There are not enough available transports to evacuate everyone, so their stand will result in their death or capture. Our ship, after the military units boarded throughout the night, is finally ready to set sail. It is one of the last ships to leave port, and I have taken my command staff and government personnel with me onboard. We are headed to Alexandria, where the Royal Navy will make its new homeport. Likewise, Cairo will be the center of command for military operations, but the government will be relocated to Karachi, India, where it is out of reach of the enemy. This is a black day for Britain, and I vow that we will come back to free the mainland from enemy occupation – with or without American support. Those who died so that more of our soldiers can continue the fight will be recognized in a day of national mourning through the Empire.”

“That was Commander Cool, in charge of the British High Command as they evacuate the British mainland.”


 
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Nice AAR. Who is this Commander Cool?
 

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AI never does anything like that against a Human without getting pushed out quickly. As such, I think it fair to assume that Germany is human.
 

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@Teep: Commander Cool is my ally, he goes under the screen name simply 'Cool'.

@White Daimon: Thanks :)

@Dinglehoff and Velendesril: Prepare to be suprised. Germany is AI controlled. And the player playing the United Kingdom is no green player, we've played together for quite sometime. the DAIM AI is quite...intensive. But, I will not give any spoilers :p
 

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CBS World News - May 16th, 1941

May 16th, 1941

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"The world today. The Columbia Broadcasting System now presents a summary of the all the important world news today. Reports from CBS correspondents by trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific short wave radio, and the latest developments as received by the Columbia's news room here in New York. Tonight, John Daly will report on the developing situation inside Russia, aswell as the military news from Africa and Greece”

“Good evening America. Today, only a day after the British mainland was officially occupied, the war in Europe has expanded eastwards. German troops crossed the Russian border early this morning, and reports from our sources in Moscow suggest there was little preparation, or expectation, towards an attack. To further compound matters, Finland has joined the war against Russia on the side of Germany. How Moscow responds to this dire change in circumstances will be seen to in the next couple of days."

“The situation in Africa continues to be dire for the British and Commonwealth troops stationed in Alexandria. Italy, supported by some German units, have strongly contested El Alamein, and the city has changed hands several times over the past few hours. In the air, the German’s have outnumbered the British RAF, and have begun striking British poitions at Alexandria. The belegured men await the exiled troops from the British mainland with anticipation, as the pressure mounts up against them, only time will tell how this situation develops…”

"In the Balkans, Bulgarian troops crossed the Greek border, pushing into the Macedonia regions. Although the Greek defenders are brave, without support from Britain their resistance will be for a seemingly hopeless cause. Our government continues to refuse entry into either party of the conflict in Europe."

 
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Has Malta fallen yet or does it hold out?
 

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The German AI accomplished this against a human player? Amazing! Let's hope Cool can hold out in Africa though.
 

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{LD}Firestorm said:
Germany is AI controlled. And the player playing the United Kingdom is no green player, we've played together for quite sometime. the DAIM AI is quite...intensive. But, I will not give any spoilers :p
Wow, a German AI lands on the beaches of a human-controlled UK! :eek: ...I have to try this mod out. :D
 

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Malta still holds out, but it is not practical to station aircraft or naval forces there. Only reason Britain occupies it is so that the Italians don't.

Also, I edited the last news update. Finland had joined Germany in their attack on Russia. Greece is also at war with the Axis and is on the side of the Allies.
 
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CBS World News - June 23rd, 1941

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"The world today. The Columbia Broadcasting System now presents a summary of the all the important world news today. Reports from CBS correspondents by trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific short wave radio, and the latest developments as received by the Columbia's news room here in New York. Tonight, John Daly will report on the military news involving Russia and the 'Eastern Front', as well as the military news from other areas around the world”

"Good afternoon listeners, this is John Daly reporting from New York. Today's primary topics will cover the ongoing war between Russia and Germany, and the situations in Africa and Greece."

“The German invasion of Russia seems to have soured, in regards to that little land has been yielded to the German invaders. In the center, Russian troops vigorously hold their ground, while up north the troops have fallen back into Estonia. The southern front has also conceded some ground, where German troops have captured the Black Sea port of Odessa, and are pushing towards Kiev and the Crimea. This situation in the far north has favored the Red Army. Finland, and ally to Germany, is falling quickly to Soviet advances and is on the brink of military collapse.

The situation in Africa appears to have worsened. The North African city of El Alamein has been conceded to the Italian troops as the defeated British withdraw to the fortifications at Alexandria. Here, the Royal Navy has been temporarily stationed before it withdraws to the Indian Ocean. The Royal Navy has come under heavy bombardment from Italian and German air forces and has lost a few light vessels.”

“Later tonight, there will be an interview from our Balkan correspondent. For those who missed our broadcast a week ago, Greece has fallen, with the Italians occupying the west coast and Bulgarians the east. Italy seized Crete, preventing its use by British units.”

 
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CBS World News - August 21st, 1941

August 21st, 1941

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"The world today. The Columbia Broadcasting System now presents a summary of the all the important world news today. Reports from CBS correspondents by trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific short wave radio, and the latest developments as received by the Columbia's news room here in New York. Tonight John Daly will report on the growing concern on the war between Germany and Russia."

"Good evening America and thank you for tuning in this chilly evening. Tonight I will report on the dire situation facing Russia as regards to the German Invasion."

"The good fortunes of the Red Army just two months ago seem to have been forgotten. German panzers have sliced apart the eastern front along its entirety. On the north, German units have occupied the Baltic regions and are advancing on an axis between Moscow and Leningrad. As consequence, the Moscow – Leningrad railway as been cut off and has hindered Soviet movements in the region. In the center front, German troops have reached Smolensk and are besieging the city from two sides. The Dnieper River has been crossed below Kiev and German troops advance to the east at an unprecedented pace. No word has come from our correspondent in Moscow on the attitudes of the government regarding the situation. Finland, on the otherhand, has capitulated and joined the war on the side of Russia, betraying their alliance with Germany.”