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Britain’s defeat is good, but both the USSR and the US remain threats. Which will be the first target?

Why didn’t you divide Britain into its constituent countries?
 
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Britain’s defeat is good, but both the USSR and the US remain threats. Which will be the first target?

Why didn’t you divide Britain into its constituent countries?
Not an option in the event. It's this, this plus taking Plymouth as a base or continueing the war till total conquest, but that latter option doesn't have the UK implode and peace with the US down the line afair.

How does the conquest of Britain affect the situation in Sicily?
 
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Britain’s defeat is good, but both the USSR and the US remain threats. Which will be the first target?

Why didn’t you divide Britain into its constituent countries?
Britain I could divide only if I pressed for annexation, and that would be far more detrimental than simply releasing England, as J-Master answered underneath. The next target will have to be the Soviets, as the buffer zone will collapse with Britain and I will need to man the full border again.
Not an option in the event. It's this, this plus taking Plymouth as a base or continueing the war till total conquest, but that latter option doesn't have the UK implode and peace with the US down the line afair.

How does the conquest of Britain affect the situation in Sicily?
Well said. Sicily will certainly be eyed in the future ;)
Usually I am not really a fan of such IC- and oil-devouring constructs as panzer but they do seem to have their merits.
What else is there to waste my ic and oil on?
 
Chapter XI - The Eastern Front Reawakens

The spectacular demise of Britain has opened certain interesting scenarios that may or may not happen. One of them is certainly the imminent collapse of the buffer zone with the Soviets, which is something the OKW is painfully aware of. Whether the Wehrmacht is strong enough to assume a defensive stance against the terrifying Red Army on a wide front is something that will have to be seen, as the die has been irrevocably cast. Currently, there aren't enough forces present by far, and they will have to be shipped from Britain posthaste

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And the German servicemen are tasked to advance before it happens. Luckily, some formations were at hand quickly enough to rout an overly eager Soviet division from Ceske Budejovice, our first offensive battle with the Soviets in a very, very long time.

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Regrettably, there isn't much time to consolidate, as the buffer zone collapses with the annexation of the United Kingdom by their former dominion.

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In what must have been a lost bet of the century, Cuba is given command over the remnants of the British forces in Britain. Canada secures their remaining naval ships, however, and immediately attempts a breakout. It goes as well as one might expect, with three battleships being decommissioned in a short span of time by the German submariners.

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As the Red Army starts on its sluggish yet scary reshuffling, the same old defensive line is judged to be the most tenable at the moment, as our dwindling manpower does not permit us to engage in protracted combat with the Soviets to try and liberate some of our lands. Having the luxury of a healthy oil stockpile, the Soviet forces are quickly advancing into empty land.

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Even the Red Navy sets sail from the Far East, only to be sunk off the coast of Brittany in what could be regarded as a perversely comical inversion of the battle of Tsushima.

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With modern panzer designs reaching the factory lines, Konrad Zuse is contracted to continue his work on computing and semiconductivity.

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Despite little action happening, August of 1947 brings a rather large triumph to Germany: the country is once more able to maintain a continent-wide frontline with the Soviet Union. The OKW toasts, as usual, alcoholics all of them by now.

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A report is also circulated in the highest circles of the Reich about the casualty rates of all belligerents since the Führer's stroke back in December '44. The ratio looks reminiscent of the days of early Barbarossa, the only difference being the Western Allies paying most of the blood price. Japan valiantly second, of course.

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On the seas, the situation is even more one-sided. No carriers were sunk by Germany since the last report, but the overall naval warfare was extremely successful nonetheless, culminating in probably the most improbable invasion in human history. Japan again simply can't catch a break.

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Talking of which, they have mostly been isolated to their Home Islands, with the notable exception of Malaya, having lost even their crown jewel of south Karafuto.

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Research into advanced jet interceptor models continues, in a race to avoid obsolescence dealing a killing blow to our rocket wings in a couple of years.

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In what could be described as a lapse of caution by the Kriegsmarine leadership, a small Soviet flotilla hits the transport fleet ferrying troops back from Britain. Luckily, the damage inflicted isn't irreversible save for a loss of a single squadron of transports.

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However, in matters of national prestige, retribution and revenge are in order. Even a Yugoslav destroyer finds its end in the Channel.

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Elsewhere, the Soviet naval registers are burdened by several submarine flotillas fewer.

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The Soviets seem to be content shuffling huge military formations around without attacking the still not fully manned German line, to the great delight and relief of the OKW. Let them walk around as much as they like, as long as they don't understand exactly how much stronger they are.

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The Americans seem to have given up on attempting to breach the German air defence line, choosing to kick our unfortunate eastern ally while they are on the ground. Their capital, or what was left after years of conventional bombing, lies in ruins.

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An independent Korean state graces the map with its presence once more, unseen in almost fifty ears.

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Coincidentally, German academia finally reaches the point where they are comfortable beginning the development of our own atomic bomb. With two demonstrations of its immense might readily apparent, it would be foolish not to strive to obtain this possibly war-winning weapon as soon as possible.

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The nuclear reactor of Zürich is steadily progressing, despite requiring immense investments by the Reich administration. If it one day manages to start assembling atomic bombs of our own, it will have all been paid off.

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After the development of improved antibiotics, the research effort is immediately directed toward the nuclear waste bomb. Air doctrines are also not disregarded, as it wouldn't be proper to get nuked again while unable to respond in kind.

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The ever-vigilant Luftwaffe is slowly becoming sick of the paranoia inflicted by numerous lone bomber wing sightings. Any one of those could be carrying a device to erase a full town, so no flyover can be permitted.

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Lenski is authorized to advance on the holdout maintained by the superpower of Cuba. Bereft of morale and supplies, they won't hold out for much longer.

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Alas, Cuban membership in the club of most powerful military powers of the world comes to a premature end. Likewise, the Axis now holds full control of the British Isles.

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Advanced logistics are completed and escort fighters need to be improved instead.

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Suddenly with little opposition in the waters closer to home, German submariners venture into the Atlantic once more to try and sow fear in the hearts of the Americans.

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With the nuclear bombing of Tokyo, a decision is reached to bolster the anti-air measures of our own with a long-term investment into radar installations.

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General investment into special forces training is continued after the development of better mountaineer training regimes.

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To free our more valuable divisions up from the beach defense in France, a line of garrison divisions is authorized.

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The bomb prototype continues to be developed, being the priority research goal.

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In a rare display of foresight, Hermann Göring authorizes the assembly of the first-ever German strategic bomber wing. Being a project abandoned ever since the days of Hugo Wever, they are woefully obsolete, but their purpose will be far from conventional bombing anyway.

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With turbojet interceptors having been developed, the knowledge is to be applied to a new tactical bomber model as well.

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In 1948, the air force keeping a watchful eye over the skies of Germany consists of 75 wings in total, which is a fairly respectable number. V2 rockets are used to inflate the numbers, but can the Luftwaffe really be blamed for such a white lie in the face of ssuch adversity?

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Kriegsmarine has morphed from a rump skeleton consisting of a handful of obsolete ships into a dominant power reaping a bountiful harvest every time they resurface from underneath the waves.

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Germany's pride, the Wehrmacht. While still far smaller than it will need to be to have a hope of invading any of the remaining superpowers, it was vindicated through victory alone and stands once more upright in the face of its many powerful enemies.

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Humility is a virtue, however, as there is plenty to be humble and unassuming about if the latest Abwehr report is to be trusted. The Red Army outnumbers the Wehrmacht at least 3:1, with a potential to more than double in number if needed. A scary prospect for a country that can barely keep its existing forces manned.

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As such, Germany enters another year with a resolve to win, with its enemies failing to prevail despite their greater strength. Will the Wunderwaffen spearheaded by Werner Heisenberg bring the desired reversal to the war, or will Germany perish in nuclear fire herself before she has a chance to strike back?
 
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The USSR seems to be cautious right now. Offer them a white peace?

I’m shocked that the leadership of Germany departed from the party line enough to develop nukes (according to the Nazis, much of the science behind it was bunk).

Laughing at Cuba‘s strange invasion.
 
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These red armies are really horrible (indeed for the OKW!). You are lucky that they immediately didn't do a total attack on you. I think you will need nukes (at least 5 or 6) to put down them.
As for the last report on the national army comparison, it is interesting to me that you didn't make motorized divisions.
Do you consider the soft/hard combined arms bonus (I usually make an army of 1 tank and 2 motor divisions for it) trivial?
 
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The USSR seems to be cautious right now. Offer them a white peace?

I’m shocked that the leadership of Germany departed from the party line enough to develop nukes (according to the Nazis, much of the science behind it was bunk).

Laughing at Cuba‘s strange invasion.
Major alliances such as the Comintern will never accept a manual peace proposal. Additionally, even if they would, they have a positive warscore since they occupy half my country. The leadership of Germany is not constrained by any ideological considerations at the moment but victory. Gaslighting and embellishment of the populace can be done post war.

These red armies are really horrible (indeed for the OKW!). You are lucky that they immediately didn't do a total attack on you. I think you will need nukes (at least 5 or 6) to put down them.
As for the last report on the national army comparison, it is interesting to me that you didn't make motorized divisions.
Do you consider the soft/hard combined arms bonus (I usually make an army of 1 tank and 2 motor divisions for it) trivial?
Combined arms bonus doesn't exist in DH Full and I didn't edit it in, since I wanted this to be a pure vanilla experience. Motorized is cool, but tanks offer a much greater punch and consume less manpower. Those are the things I need the most, as the late game doctrines make it so that the battles against the Soviets are slow enough for them to support defense from 5 provinces away, so I gotta prioritize the damage output. If this goes on for that long, we may yet see dedicated overrun corps ;)
 
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With modern panzer designs reaching the factory lines, Konrad Zuse is contracted to continue his work on computing and semiconductivity.

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You have time or rather available tech teams to research a probably extremely lengthy 1948 tech? (Needed quite some time to even find this tech... in the secret weapons tables, btw.)
Oh, I see... it is already 1948... time flies.

The nuclear reactor of Zürich is steadily progressing, despite requiring immense investments by the Reich administration. If it one day manages to start assembling atomic bombs of our own, it will have all been paid off.
What again is the formula for nuclear reactors of how they help nuclear research?

Germany's pride, the Wehrmacht
Infantry: 0
Mountaineer: 174

Hehe, right as we remember the Wehrmacht. All by passive upgrade or did you also add some IC to the process?

Armored: 64
And where from are the additional Panzer coming? You started with only 36, didn't you?

Do you consider the soft/hard combined arms bonus (I usually make an army of 1 tank and 2 motor divisions for it) trivial?
I am not 100% sure but I think to recall that there is no more combined arms bonus in DH.
While I really like to use MOT for its speed and high tactical value in encirclements and overruns... I guess in this case man power and how it is best preserved by using Panzer was propably the deciding factor in favour of Panzer.

Laughing at Cuba‘s strange invasion.
It wasn't an invasion but the leftover troop stack of the UK and after her demise passed on to Cuba.

The whole scenario remains highly exciting... well done, Rolexovsky, and as usually superbly narrated.

Would you mind also posting an image of your resources and MP and/or of the "Daily Resource Flow"?
 
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You have time or rather available tech teams to research a probably extremely lengthy 1948 tech? (Needed quite some time to even find this tech... in the secret weapons tables, btw.)
Oh, I see... it is already 1948... time flies.


What again is the formula for nuclear reactors of how they help nuclear research?


Infantry: 0
Mountaineer: 174

Hehe, right as we remember the Wehrmacht. All by passive upgrade or did you also add some IC to the process?

Armored: 64
And where from are the additional Panzer coming? You started with only 36, didn't you?


I am not 100% sure but I think to recall that there is no more combined arms bonus in DH.
While I really like to use MOT for its speed and high tactical value in encirclements and overruns... I guess in this case man power and how it is best preserved by using Panzer was propably the deciding factor in favour of Panzer.


It wasn't an invasion but the leftover troop stack of the UK and after its demise passed on to Cuba.

The whole scenario remains highly exciting... well done, Rolexovsky, and as usually superbly narrated.

Would you mind also posting an image of your resources and MP and/or of the "Daily Resource Flow"?
Yeah, this has been a long haul and is nowhere near finished... When I normally do this, it lasts into the 60s at best. I am trying to challenge myself and finish it as soon as possible, as I'm trying not to bore everyone to death by waiting around too much, but I am limited by the passive manpower trickle in large part.

I have to be honest with you, I haven't got a clue how or if the reactors affect the research speed of nuclear techs, I just know they produce nukes lol. Perhaps some of the other commenters can offer some insight? Now that you asked, I'd like to know that as well.

Additional panzers were all converted from my starting motorized, cav and mechanized, as well as the ones from the starting queue. It's been quite a long time since heh. The low strength divisions on the Elbe were manually converted in part before I moved the slider back towards central planning, as the passive trickle wouldn't have been enough. The troops used in France and Italy mostly upgraded by passive and reinforcements.

Thank you for the kind words. I will post the stockpile situation in the next update, but it's nothing too exciting. I'm mostly maxed out in all departments but oil and manpower, and even the oil trickle is enough to have my planes scramble until the evening, preventing any nuking attempts. The only issue remains the manpower and I'm always balancing the new productions with reinforcements, so not quite hitting zero but not far from it either.
 
I have to be honest with you, I haven't got a clue how or if the reactors affect the research speed of nuclear techs, I just know they produce nukes lol. Perhaps some of the other commenters can offer some insight? Now that you asked, I'd like to know that as well.
I knew that I read about it somewhere... and I've just remembered: good old HoI2 wiki.
Effect of Nuclear Reactors (HoI2 wiki)
Sadly no formula but some hints and, of course, it is for HoI2, so I haven't got a clue wether it is unchanged for DH or not.
What might be also interesting: Nuclear Weapons (HoI2 wiki)
 
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I knew that I read about it somewhere... and I've just remembered: good old HoI2 wiki.
Effect of Nuclear Reactors (HoI2 wiki)
Sadly no formula but some hints and, of course, it is for HoI2, so I haven't got a clue wether it is unchanged for DH or not.
What might be also interesting: Nuclear Weapons (HoI2 wiki)
Thanks! It is still probably like that, but I see the nukes were (to my great relief) nerfed quite a bit since the original instance of the game
 
These red armies are really horrible (indeed for the OKW!). You are lucky that they immediately didn't do a total attack on you. I think you will need nukes (at least 5 or 6) to put down them.
The continued existance of the UK and their occupation zone between Germany and the USSR would've been considerable advantage to that strategy, as the USSR would be stacking their army in some 3-4 provinces directly bordering Germany.
Combined arms bonus doesn't exist in DH Full and I didn't edit it in, since I wanted this to be a pure vanilla experience. Motorized is cool, but tanks offer a much greater punch and consume less manpower. Those are the things I need the most, as the late game doctrines make it so that the battles against the Soviets are slow enough for them to support defense from 5 provinces away, so I gotta prioritize the damage output. If this goes on for that long, we may yet see dedicated overrun corps ;)
MOT's greatest advantage is its speed, I've had multiple campaigns won because my MOT's were able to exploit openings fast or to act as a fast response force against a superior enemy. Right now, the MP situation doesn't allow for divisions that lack any real punch in return for rediculous speed, so going full ARM's is a fine strategy
Yeah, this has been a long haul and is nowhere near finished... When I normally do this, it lasts into the 60s at best. I am trying to challenge myself and finish it as soon as possible, as I'm trying not to bore everyone to death by waiting around too much, but I am limited by the passive manpower trickle in large part.
You usually just sit with France overran and then build up MP?
 
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Just finished reading the latest updates. Very interesting Endsieg. Long life Britain.
*England, doh.
The continued existance of the UK and their occupation zone between Germany and the USSR would've been considerable advantage to that strategy, as the USSR would be stacking their army in some 3-4 provinces directly bordering Germany.
True, but it also elevates the risk of the US nuking me from Britain and their fighters attritioning my own. Additionally, nuking those 3 provs means nuking my own core manpower too, so I'm not too keen on it in the long run. There are ways of funneling the AI into useless provinces, don't you worry.
MOT's greatest advantage is its speed, I've had multiple campaigns won because my MOT's were able to exploit openings fast or to act as a fast response force against a superior enemy. Right now, the MP situation doesn't allow for divisions that lack any real punch in return for rediculous speed, so going full ARM's is a fine strategy
Yes, but armor can also overrun without being as squishy, so I prefer that. If it comes to dedicated breakthrough corps, I'll consider using them, but it's not necessary as of now (nor can I afford them).
You usually just sit with France overran and then build up MP?
Cannot do anything else in France :/ I prefer not to sit idly about, but the real money moves against the Soviets will have to wait until I can wage a semblance of conventional war again, yes.
 
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Chapter XIIa - Gathering Strength

With Britain firmly under the control of the Axis and a continent-spanning front with the Soviet Union, Germany and her allies turn to strengthening their vastly outnumbered forces. German industry, having been stretched way past the point of breaking for years now is left to produce new equipment at its own pace, with no desperate needs in need of fulfilling. The resource situation is also shaping up to be quite good, with only slight worries in the rare materials department. Nevertheless, the synthetic conversion program can be restarted if needed, but imports are preferred as the more efficient option. Most of the deficit is due to the new Axis members' IC needs anyway, and it wouldn't be too tragic to let them be running on lowered efficiency for a while, since the most critical asset for the productive capacity of the Axis is still Germany and her fully geared air lines.

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The war in the Atlantic continues, as it is still better to keep the Allies as far away from our coasts as possible. At this point the OKW can afford to be picky to a degree, preferring to focus on losing as few men and equipment possible, as opposed to desperately seeking victory at any cost. As such, the convoy raiding off the coast of Iceland continues, with a minor Canadian fleet meeting its doom along the way.

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With Guderian's research contract for Hunter Groups doctrine having run its course, I.G. Farben is put to work on minimizing further battle casualties by developing novel approaches to battlefield medical aid.

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Americans don't even have the luxury to reach as far as Amsterdam nowadays, with the Italian naval bombers reaping a bountiful harvest every time they try sailing close to the European coasts in daylight.

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Similarly, any shipping to and from Iceland has an impromptu meeting with Poseidon arranged by our valiant submariners and their trusty torpedoes.

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Even the mighty capital ships are no match for them. Regrettably, the Americans prefer to avoid risking their carriers in unsafe waters, sending obsolete battlecruisers in their stead. Kretschmer's sailors take what they can get, though.

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An informal competition is organized in the fleet, where the goal is to sink an American naval vessel of every type. Still no carriers, sadly.

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The air war over Germany has dropped in intensity so much that the actual casualties are becoming a bit of an oddity, as the Allied bomber fleets no longer can offer any sort of fighter cover in the skies of Germany. They seem to have relegated themselves to night bombing raids, but the vast edge in speed and radar detection of the Luftwaffe makes that a costly endeavor as well. Soviets, on the other hand, despite having the means and range, are merely lagging behind technologically to such a degree that their fighters rarely make it past the frontline, leaving their bombers to a similar fate as their Western counterparts.

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Since the rare material stocks are dropping closer and closer to the critical levels, a decision is made to restart the synthetic rubber program in the I.G. Farben Leuna plant. The terrible efficiency of the process isn't an issue, as Germany has all the coal it will ever need at its disposal.

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Again, the American troop ferries are sent to keep the long-since-sunk Bismarck company.

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Werner Heisenberg is slowly but surely advancing farther and farther in the struggle to produce a German atomic bomb. Soon, his labor may yield the first explosive fruits.

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This time around, the Americans manage to go as far as entering the Channel. They don't manage to exit it, however.

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With jet escort fighters having been developed, an effort is made to bring our soon-to-be four-engine bomber wing up to date with the Allied tech. If anything, examples of American and British tech are readily available littering the German countryside. In all likelihood, most of the aluminum used by the Luftwaffe at the moment has been sourced from downed Allied and Soviet aircraft, as no other major sources of it are available.

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The rubber stockpile is more than doubled by the completion of the rather wasteful conversion process. As this alternative can be used to sustain the German rubber needs almost indefinitely, as well as the oil stockpile slowly but surely growing, the resource situation is completely under control. Albert Speer can finally get a good night's sleep.

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With advanced Fallschirmjäger equipment reaching the factories, a new rocket artillery model is looked into. It will be important to maximize the oil-independent damage potential of the Wehrmacht for any major operations later down the line.

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Canada, having inherited the remnants of the Royal Navy, attempts to dislodge the blockade of Iceland with a particularly forceful assault. Despite the confrontation being a huge victory for the Kriegsmarine, with no less than three carriers meeting their doom, it also results in the loss of three heavy submarines. As such, they are instructed to steam back to Europe for replenishment and repairs, with other fleets about to take their place.

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An unwise attempt at a landing in Plymouth is dealt with in a rather trivially simple manner by the Italian pilots. A series of flyovers and torpedo bombings is initiated, to great effect (and great despair of the average Yankee marine).

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Truly a shame, as the last marine division escapes the wrath of the Italians, deciding to abandon the assault after sustaining horrendous losses at the hands of the Plymouth garrison manning the former British naval fortifications.

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In an effort to catch the escaping transports, the Italians encounter and sink what seem to be reinforcements for the landing attempt. Truly a devastating work week for the Americans, who seem to have a complete and utter disregard for the lives of their soldiers. The Italian pilots are routinely rotated between their planes, their psychiatrists and their priest to try and somehow cope with the excessive amount of blood on their hands.

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Junkers continues developing the strategic bomber models in sequence, rapidly narrowing the technological gap between the Luftwaffe and the USAF in that department.

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The Americans relaunch the attack on the Plymouth garrison mostly using officer detachments. The OKW postulates that they are seeking suicide by an Italian bomber due to the inability to cope with survivors' guilt as a consequence of planning all the previous braindead assaults.

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And they are gracefully obliged, finding their peace beneath the waves of the Channel.

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Modernized interceptor doctrine is implemented in the training regime and Ferdinand Porsche gets his company to look into improved methods of underway replenishment for the naval ships.

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For the first time in a long while, a major buildup program for the Wehrmacht is approved. Manpower stocks finally permit a reasonable increase in the offensively-capable division numbers.

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Rocket artillery is developed and a new fighter model is judged to be of the utmost priority at the moment, as we are in no immediate need of anything else.

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The Americans, never the ones to quit, attempt to land straight into the capital of our English ally. The OKW is amazed at the blatant contempt the lives of the American Joes are held in by their command.

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The submariners find them before the Italians are dispatched, with unsatisfactory results. The transport flotillas retreat without irreparable losses despite heavy damage due to detecting the incoming attack in time.

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Returning from their pizza break, the Italians finish the job with admirable efficiency for which they have come to be known among the German mariners.

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Strategic bomber models are being sped through faster than was thought possible by Göring and his merry bunch. No one is dissatisfied at the least because of it. Heisenberg also refuses to be left in anyone's shadow, so he furthers German nuclear proliferation in gigantic steps.

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Finally, on the 30th of August 1948, he triumphantly informs the Führer himself: Germany has her first atomic bomb ready! The mood in the OKW is gleeful, and any Allied spies are encouraged to send the news home, as fear of God is about to be rediscovered by any bigger military formations daring to come into range of the lone strategic bomber wing.

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Porsche quietly completes his research into underway replenishment and Krupp is assigned the task of improving the obsolete mining equipment.

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The Americans attempt a new landing in Norwich with a marine force Germany could only dream about. It is somewhat disheartening to see the speed at which they are replenishing their horrific professional troop losses. The only saving grace is that the big heads in the White House must be full of air, as doing literally anything else with this marvelous force would have been better.

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The Italians salute the bravery (or foolhardiness?) of the unsupported American Joes as they sow death from above.

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Advanced mining and a new turbojet tactical bomber model are completed. New research is assigned as Germany slowly prepares to make another major move on the geopolitical stage, its strength in relation to the Allies being at the highest point since 1943.

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Despite that, another chilly reminder is sent to the OKW with the American nuclear levelling of the Japanese port of Yokohama. Nevertheless, it is also a testament to the efficiency of the German air defense, as no bomber is able to fly anywhere close to the important cities of the Reich. Japanese, who have no such protection, have paid the ultimate price. With this, their government finally sues for peace and the Americans accept a conditional surrender, contrary to the demands previously stated. They are likely eager to close the Pacific front for good so their full attention may be focused on Festung Europa.

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A time of great trials, but also of great opportunity is rapidly approaching. Germany will need to again risk its very existence to have a slim chance at the final victory. The sacrifice required will likely make everything thus far experienced pale in comparison, and this war is yet to claim the majority of the price in blood that the German victory will require. Alas, it is that or Valhalla.
 
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The Americans relaunch the attack on the Plymouth garrison mostly using officer detachments. The OKW postulates that they are seeking suicide by an Italian bomber due to the inability to cope with survivors' guilt as a consequence of planning all the previous braindead assaults.

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It's truely suicidal as its two HQ's attacking. It really is the guilt within the officer corps driving themselves to do this, I could not think of another explanation kuch kuch bad AI kuch kuch
 
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I have heard when the British Isle is occupied by Germany, the USA AI change to the mode that desperately sends their boys to the Isle, which would be in your case now. However, It seems that the Italian nav bombers and submarines could handle it.
After the Pacific Theater is closed, they will send more and more of their boys to European seas (and then Poseidon's abode).
 
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The images you post are really of superb quality.
How are you doing it? Whenever I try to use a good image it gets resized and reworked in a way that everything gets blurry. And I haven't managed to figure out neither image in size of XxY nor in kb to stop the forum software to scramble my images.

Whow, 4 capital and 6 screens destroyed at a loss of 3 HSubs... as much as I have prayed about the combat effectiveness of HSubs, I am still astonished about how OP they are. It would need a dedicated fleet of 20 or more modern DDs with ASW to fight that 30er-stack of HSubs. A fleet of modern dirtcheap plain CVEs without any brigades could do the job, too (CVE-4 or newer). But the DH naval scripts sadly haven't got the ability to detect an enemy fleet and then compose a dedicated hunter fleet against it. With no modding experience I wonder if that is even possible with the tools available?
So a 30er HSub stack is unbeatable. But in an 1945 Germany Endsieg scenario I wouldn't expect a player to play fair with, let's say, putting a max on HSub stacks to 6... the odds against you aren't fair neither. Fairness wasn't really an attribute associated with the Wehrmacht anyway (or with any army when to think about it).

Thanks for the resources overview.
 
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