- May 2, 2014
It's a bloody slog, but at least it's going well so far.
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.
Oh man. The previous war was nothing compared to this. We're in for a real fight now.
It's a bloody slog, but at least it's going well so far.
In Dover, everyone was running around like headless chickens trying to stick to plans written weeks before in case of russian attack.
However, in a nondescript office building, the smartest men in the country and the most experienced military officers were concocting horrific and bloodthirsty ways to bleed russia dry of its millions of soldiers. Nothing was left off the table. Chemical weapons, gas attacks on hosptials, all manner of bombs dropped unreservedly on any and all targets. The preperarion to unleash compouds that would render ukraine and much of western russia sterile to farming and kill off most large animals. Larger flamthrowers that were more like canons, blasting hundreds of meters of frontline to ash. And, on top of all that, the X Bomb, that would destroy everything in ways not even they fully understood yet.
TBC had been 'promoted' up a star to preside over this...commity, what was in-house referred to as the Doomsday Office and what many privately called the Unforgivable Solutions. It was a punishment for a moral officer but that was pretty much why he was there. First for speaking out against the government and second, because they still trusted him to not cross any line until it was necessary. All of these ideas, experiments, and potential world ending weapons would not be used without his signing off joined with the president's signature. If they were going to hell, they were going together.
He had already signed off on three projects.
He was fairly sure he wouldn't survive this assignment.
Glad to see a real world war waging in this! I kinda hope Chile and Brazil join in to make things interesting.
Also in terms of story would the Italians in this universe unite or would they be too culturally divided? Their unification is almost a century late here
Now the real World War begins!
What's our standing with Brasilian faction? Is there a danger of them joining the war to capture more South American territories?
Messy, very messy. The US better get its technology ahead as well as arming divisions with lots of artillery and anti-tank battalions.
The time has come. We have the ultimate weapon now. Show the Russians that democracy is nonnegotiable!
I did not see Castille being this big of an issue, but they're working as the tipping point to be enough of a pain for their allies to regroup. The nuclear bomb is sounding like the best way to end things quickly...
This is getting very interesting so far. Also, I'm little afraid that the UBP push into Russia is going to make things a little too easy, at least when it comes to beating Russia.
I wonder who's the equivalent to Einstein in this world is, If they have been mentioned before I forgot. Is there is one, I'd kinda like to see a destroyer of worlds reference
Perhaps after the first bomb has been dropped on the Enemy
Also let's hope the Russians don't get the bomb and Nuke London, if it exists in this timeline. It's been a long while since the CK2 and EU4 bits so I may of forgtten some things
Oh I did put a Destroyer of Worlds reference in there. It's a little obscure, and it isn't said by an Einstein equivalent.
I'm guessing this is the reference. From Revelations, I think?"He will pour out His wrath like fire, and all will be slain."
I'm guessing this is the reference. From Revelations, I think?
I sure hope Russia ups its game a bit. It's the final boss of this war, and it should be more than a match for America.
General TBC, who has been with the 3rd Army of tank divisions for years, is reassigned to the 12th Infantry Army. They are sent to the Teutonic port of Toscana to aid in the invasion of Hungarian Italy. By the time they arrive, Rome has been taken by the Teutonic Order.
The Humvee zooms along the small dirt road.
Britain's campaign in West Africa does well, and Prussia is nearly ousted in the first two months of the war. The combat is fairly horrible in the sandy dunes of the Sahara, but it must be done. The British are joined by the Colombian and Peruvian expeditionary forces under US control.
As Winter sets in, Russian reinforcements arrive on the frontline with the UBP, and the offensive into Russia is halted. In Scandinavia, Sweden stops the US and British troops in their tracks. Stockholm, which was put under siege weeks ago, holds out against the Anglo Alliance, showing no signs of falling anytime soon. The only progress seen in the weeks leading up to Christmas is the fall of Poland.
The Stali Pact launches a counter offensive in early February, attempting to take back the lands lost. While the lines do hold, there are beginning to be equipment shortages. First to go is the motorized vehicles, and many divisions are pulled back to recuperate. The US does not see strikes like the Autumn Riots of '41, but there are many demonstrations in major cities against the war. Countering these are a propaganda and war bond campaign featuring Major America,
Castille joins the war on March 28th when it looks as though the Anglo offensive in Europe has failed. They declare war and engage the Teutonic troops on their border. But they bite off more than they can chew. General TBC's 12th Army, which finished clearing the Italian peninsula months ago, and the 8th and 18th armies are sent to assist the Teutons in the fight. They were preparing for the invasion of Eretna, but Castille is a more pressing concern.
What they really bring to the fight is their navy of 81 ships. While the Battle of the Mediterranean is winding down in Anglo favor, the introduction of another 81 enemy ships into the Atlantic poses a real problem. Carrier Group 1 and the newly formed CG 5 are assigned to deal with the new threat.
Castille's homeland in Europe is swallowed whole by the shear number of Anglo divisions attacking it. But kicking them out of Iberia will not be enough to defeat Castille. Their small territorial holdings throughout the world will be safe refuges for their government.
In the desert of New Mexico, A lone metal spire stands tall. In a bunker some 8 miles away, a timer reaches 60 seconds just as the clock ticks to 4:29. The men throughout the bunker have already secured their goggles to their heads. There was a worry of rain and lightning earlier, but as though by God's grace, the skies have cleared. At the front of the group is General TBC, flown in to see the test. Several men grip the edge of the bunker's one lar
A great mushroom cloud reaches far into the sky. The shock wave hits half a minute later, rattling the entire bunker and obscuring their vision with dust and dirt and deafening them with a sound louder than anything any of the scientists have ever heard before.
General TBC sighs. "He will pour out His wrath like fire, and all will be slain."