- Apr 20, 2008
This is my first HOI3 AAR. I will be taking on the role of Italy and testing out the modifications I have made to the game. The modifications are Italy specific and include new units, new decisions, province changes, more accurate 1936 OOB's for both Ethiopia and Italy and new strategic modifiers.
This is my second "game" as Italy and second game of HOI3. I will be using SF version 2.04e. Wish me luck.
LONG TERMS GOALS:
- Hold Ethiopia
- Seize Bab-el-Mandeb (the Gate of Tears at the southern end of the Red Sea)
- Sea lane defence doctrine - battleships over carriers
After the Italian victory in Ethiopia in May 1936, the large build-up of British forces on the Ethiopian-Sudanese Border unnerved the Italians. Marshal Balbo pitched a “grand plan” for a war against the Allies to Mussolini. It was accepted and a multi-front war began between Italy and the Allies on the 11th May.
Table of Contents
Chapter Two: ?War against the Allies?
French counterattack on the Alpine Front and consolidation of Africa Orientale (23/06/36 to 1/07/36)
Retaking the initiative on the Alpine Front and the Italian attack on Yemen (14/07/36 to 21/07/36)
Opening shots of the Sinai Campaign, loss of the 6th ‘Tevere’ Blackshirts Division 1/09/36 to 8/9/36)
Spanish Civil War update (8/8/36 to 14/09/36) and victories on the Suez/Sinai Front (9/9/36 to 12/9/36)