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Chapter 15
Dem der drømmer.

The Danish Military was defeated and forced to retreat, unable to defend their own homeland, they fled to Norway. The morale is low and they fear that a German Invasion of Norway is imminent. There is not much time for talking, if dreams are to become true, the allies have to work hard.

7th of February 1940 18:00 Oslo Harbor Norway.

W. Prior is making a speech for the danish soldiers that made it to Norway, the morale is low and the men are exhausted.

W. Prior: "Alright men, we lost, Denmark is now under German Control. There is not much we can do now, to change that fact. We faced an overwhelming opponent that have invaded all its neighbours in a quick fashion, except Switzerland. I have just recived the news from Copenhagen, Prime minister Stauning have negotiated how the occupation will occur, Denmark is lost and our King is now hostile of the madmen in Berlin.

Our brothers in Norway might share our fate, but men we have a choice. We can fight for our brothers freedom from German tyranny, to make sure that the Norwegians will share the same fate as us. 200 years ago Denmark and Norway was one and the same, by rulership king. Today the Danes and Norwegians will stand united, not by the bloods of monarchs, but by Scandinavian Brotherhood and our common desire to protect those we hold dear.

I know many of you have family, friends and children in Denmark, now in the claws of not just some tyrannic German dictator. But a monster that is only obsessed by power and control. A dictator that want to assimilate everything into the "perfect" German and eradicate anything not deemed assimilable or is opposing these mad "ideals". Not even the Germans are German enough for Hitlers liking.

I will ask your all this question: "Do you want the Norwegians to share the fate of Denmark?"

The Soldiers: various responses of "No"

W. Prior: Then let us get into action, the plan is simple. The Homeguard will guard the Ports in Southern Norway and the Infantry Will act as reserve and reinforce any port that is attack by the Germans.


The 8th of February: Iceland Declares independence. With the Occupation of Denmark, the Icelandic parliament have declared their own foreign policy, in order to protect Iceland from the terrors of the war. This event is seen as a great betrayal, by the Danish Military, as Iceland have a small military industry, the army hoped could supply what is left of the Danish Army. The Icelandic Goverment have announced, they will vote to decare neutrality or rejoin Denmark in the Fight against the Germans.

The 18th of February: Germany Declares war on Yugoslavia, Yugoslavia joins the allies in response.

The 28th of February: The Croatian part of Yugoslavia declares independence and have joined the Axis, no one knows if this uprising was funded by the axis or came by its own." But was is know, all Yugoslavian and British forces in Slovenia, is now encircled"
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With the Croatian uprising, a dire situation now seems hopeless.

The 8th of March 1940 The Second Vienna Award, have granted Hungary northern Transylvania. In responce, Hungary have joined the Axis.

The 9th of March 1940 The Garrision of Bornholm, somehow managed to escape and now continues the Fight under British Command, which on the same day, was returned to Danish Command.

The 9th of March 1940 A German invasion of Bergen Is underway, the Danish infantry is now responding and move in to oppose the German Invasion
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Most likely, the Invasion will be repelled by the combined arms of Denmark and Norway.

The 10th of March Finland surrenders to the Soviet Union, losing some territory, but otherwise keeps its independence.

The 11th of March The Germans are now launching a major invasion of Stavanger, the garrison will most likely not hold, if it does not receive reinforcements.
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Reinforcements are underway, so there is no way the Germans get a port.

The 16th of March 1940 Yugoslavia Capitulates.

The 19th of March 1940: The Battle of Stavanger is over, The Danish and Norwegian Forces where able to repel the invasion.
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Germany Suffered Significant losses and resulted in a Significant Danish-Norwegian Victory at the 1st battle of Stavanger.

The 21st of March 1940 Denmark, with British support have established military factories in Greenland, in order to supply the Danish army. Further Construction is underway

The 1st invasion of Bergen have also concluded, Many Germans died or where captured as POW (Prisoner of War)
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All battles fought in the 1st Battle of Bergen, Germany lost over 20.000 men, due to 2 German divisions, landed on a beach with no supply, they where not able to capture a port, so they where forced to surrender.

The 27th of March 1940. The Germans managed to secure the port of Stavanger, the local garrison was overwhelmed, after giving the Germans heavy resistance and forced to retreat, the Danish army have launched a counter offensive, in order to retake the port, before the Germans can organise a Defense and invade Norway.


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This could be the most important battle for Norway.
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The Danes are disorganised but the Germans does not have any sort of organisation. The Second battle of Stavanger have begun.

Due to The Resistance The Danish Garrison offered and the arrival of the Reserve forces, the Germans did not even have 30 minutes to organise a defence of the Harbour, once all divisions left the transport boats.
Danish Machine-gun fire, combined with Danish artillery barrage, made the Germans suffer heavy losses and they could not take cover, due to their extreme concentration of men, the transport boats where also sunk by a Danish Artillery bararge, making any resistance or attempt of retreat by the German army at Stavanger, pointless.

The 30th of March The Danish Counteroffensive in Stavanger was a major Success. The Germans where too disorganised to defend their position and surrendered to the Danish army. 6 German divisions was captured that day.
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The Largest Danish Victory so far the casualty rate almost 1 dane for 129,2 German. Most lost German soldiers are now prisoners of war, they are getting send over to Britain, in order to secure they will stay as prisoners, even if Norway fall in German Hands. The Danish army did well under the leadership Wilhelm Wain Prior.

Now with the End of March 1940, Denmark have been occupied for over a month, Yogoslavia have fallen and most of its territory is now controlled by a Croatian uprising and battles still being fought in Africa. Even as the war coninues and have awoken the people in Europe to the Nazis tyrrany, there are still People sleeping and dreaming.
 

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I am Going to make a pool, because I don't know what to make of Iceland in my game, now that they have declared independence.

This is due to the fact, in this timeline Denmark actually resisted 2 months before capitulating and fight on in exile in Norway, so I think that Iceland may not have declared independence in such an event, as Denmark actually fought hard against the Germans instead of just surrendering in 6 hours. I personally do not think that Iceland would betray Denmark in such an event, but I will leave it up for the viewers to decide.

This is the only pool I am going to make in this AAR, so choose wisely

What fate will Iceland choose?

A. Iceland stays Neutral (Do not change Iceland in game and I will play the game as is)
B. Iceland joins the allies but stay Independent (I will force Iceland to join the Allies, but Iceland will remain independent, will most likely just give the Allies access to the Icelandic ports)
C. Iceland Rejoins Denmark to fight against the Axis (Denmark will Annex Iceland and get a core in Iceland, with console commands or filesave editing by my side, this Will give me access to Iceland, a military factory and a bit of manpower from Iceland)
 

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Pools ends, 15th of February 20:00 Central European Time, I will not count votes that are posted after that time.
 
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The World of April 1940
The Axis-Ally war in April 1940

Europe
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Germany currently Dominates Central and western Europe, only challenged in Eastern Europe, by the Soviet Union.

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Germany occupies all of Denmark, but did not manage to invade Norway, due to the combined forces of Denmark and Norway, in the Baltics Latvia have been "liberated" by the Soviet Union. Estonia og Lithuania might be next, annexed, when the whole continent is fighting against/or watching what Germany does, no one notices an eating bear.

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In The Balkans, Hungary have truly enjoyed great territorial expantion, at the cost of its neighbours. Bulgaria have taken Macedonia. From the ashes of Yugoslavia, the "Independent State of Croatia" have managed to take control of much of the former Yugoslavian territory. In Italy, Free France controls corsica and Sardinia, combined with the British control of Malta. The hold of the Mediterranean is contested by both the allies and the axis.

Africa

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The Battle for North Africa, is in the allies favour. Almost all of Liberia have been taken from the Italians, the front is closing Tunesia, which could potentially give the Allies Complete control of Africa.

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The Italians Still have controls Ethiopia and Etheria and push a bit into Sudan, but with British control of the Suez, sending any form om supply is a challenge for the Italian Army in Eastern Africa. But they still divert British Forces


Asia
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China and Japan is still fighting each other Japan is starting to come on top.

The War in Europe
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The Allies have suffered more casualties, the axis have a larger army in the field and a larger industry. Where the allies source of power is spread all over the world, the Axis industry and power is concentrated in Europe. Making any attack on the European mainland a suicide mission for the allies.
The Axis-ally war is in the Axis favour, the only thing that contain them to Europe and limited presence in Africa, is the British navy. But British Intel suggest that Germany is building a massive navy, using the dockyard of occupied nations, in order to break British Naval Dominance. But that will take a long time. If there are no changes in the war, the Axis will win, due to access to a larger industry and a larger army. Even with India, the nation is far too rural to mobilise and field a large army that can rival that of Italy, let alone Germany.

If the Allies are to win the war, they will need direct support from the United States or the Soviet Union. In order to rival Axis industry and fielded army. The best course of Action for the allies for now, will be to secure full control of Northern Africa, hold Malta, Corsica, Sardinia and Gibraltar and Deny the Axis from any possible oil supply and hope that events will take place, so the Axis will not outnumber the allies in terms of industrial production and fielded men in the Army.
 

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Well then, no one voted, so i will default to option A.

By the way, as of April 1940, Germany lost most men to Denmark
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This will probably change once the Soviets gets into the action
 
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Chapter 16
Norges værn


The 20th of April 1940 Romania Cedes Bessarabia to the Soviet Union, in order to avoid war, against the Soviet Union

The 17th of May 1940 Italy Launches a Naval Invasion of Southern Norway. The Danish Norwegian Forces, are trying to bait the Italians to land into Norway and deny then any ports, in order to Force the invading forces to surrender, as they will not be able to retreat into the Sea again. But unlike the 2nd battle of Stavanger, this time the manoeuvre is planned. So the Danish forces at the coast falls back, so the Italians can land into the trap.
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The Trap of letting the Enemy invade from the cost and letting them commit to the invasion and then deny them any port or ability to reorganise if they take a port, then launch a counter-attack became a really effektive strategy to inflict heavy losses to an opponent and forcing them to surrender. This also made the Danish high command pretty pessimistic of any hope of liberating Denmark from sea. As these kind of invasions could trap entire divisions in hostile territory with no chances of retreating.

The 21st of May 1940. The Traps seems to be an success, the Italians do not have enough firepower to take the ports and are now stuck in the Norwegian countryside, with no option of retreating, leaving the Italians with fever Division that can fight.
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The Italian invasion seems to end like the 2nd battle of Stavanger, a complete failure, with significant casualties to the invader.

The 24th of May 1940 The Italian Invasion is defeated and only a division is still resisting, but that will soon end. Now Germany is Launching a naval invasion upon the Norwegian capital of Oslo. 2 Danish divisions are underway to reinforce the garrison. They will arrive in 1 day and 10 hours, but will need time to reorganise.
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The Situation is still under control, neither Italy or Germany brings enoguh men or firepower to break through the Danish-Norwegian Defences.

The 26th of May 1940 The German invasion of Oslo was a Diversion. The main force of the attack, is underway in Kristiansand, The Danish division that was attacking the surrounded Italians are diverted in order to defend against the invasion, a division originally planned to assist Oslo have also been send under route to Kristiansand
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The Situation in Norway is looking Grim, due to the major invasion of Kristiansand. But danish and Norwegian reinforcements are under way

The 27th of May 1940 The Italian Pocket have finally been defeated
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Many Prisoners of War was taken that day, they are immediately send to Britain via Bergen, in order to avoid them being freed after a potential successful axis invasion of Norway.

The 29th of May 1940 The German Invasion of Oslo have been repelled successfully.
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So long as we can repel the invasion, the Axis will take significant casualties in any attempt to invade Norway.

The 30th of May 1940 The Military industry in Greenland have been expanded. The Major German invasion of Kristiansand have also been repelled
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A successful defence, due to the Danish garrison is able to hold out until danish and Norwegian reinforcements could arrive.

The 2nd Battle of Stavanger was not the end, of the axis attempt to invade Norway, all of May 1940, Norway faced invasion after invasion, but the Combined forces of Denmark and Norway managed to repel the Invasion and capture 20.000 Italian Soldiers and give heavy losses to both the Germans and the Italians. Norway is receiving more and more time to mobilise and build up their forces.
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So Norway still stand, like Britain, defying Hitlers will, together with the Danish army. No Norwegian shal live in Hitlers shadow, like the danish people do.
 

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Sorry missed the vote (btw it is a poll, not pool) but I would have gone for A in any case.

Looks like you are doing sterling work trying to keep Norway free. How are you for manpower, equipment, and whatnot?
 

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Looks like you are doing sterling work trying to keep Norway free. How are you for manpower, equipment, and whatnot?
Just a moment, I will make a chapter about it.
 
The State of the Danish Military June 1940

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State of the Danish Military June 1940

The Territory.

After the loss of the Danish heartland and the Icelandic declaration of independence. Denmark only controls Greenland and the Faeroe Island. Wich have a combined population of 46,8 thousand people. Making any recruitment of additional manpower difficult. There are some Danes that escapes to Norway via neutral Sweden and joins the Exiled danish army. But currently those numbers are insignificant.

The Danish government in exile, have with British support, set up military factories in Greenland, in order to supply the danish army and airforce with equipment (2 military factories)
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Danish Military manufacturing in June 1940.

Denmark does not control any raw resources, so military production in Greenland is limited.

The Army

Denmark have no manpower in reserve, the Danish army consist of 9 divisions, consisting of 123 battalions.
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The majority of the divisions are at full strength but the 1. Jyske Division is severely under strength and not fit for combat.

Denmark have plenty of guns and other kinds of equipment, when the size of the danish army is taken into consideration, The only real challenge, is the lack of convoys and airplanes.
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Much of the military equipment of Denmark, got send to Norway, before the danish government capitulated.

The Navy

After the evacuation to Norway, Denmark lost almost its entire navy, only 4 obsolete submarines remains and they are all trapped in the Baltic sea.
They are currently docked at Oslo Harbour.
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Not a navy that can Rival the German navy, using them would be sending its crew to the bottom of the ocean.

The Airforce

Denmark only have 66 fighter planes, but the Germans do not have any airports close enough to Norway to contest the Danish airforce.
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It is not that much, but they can fly and fight.

Conlusion
The Danish Military is in a rough shape the Navy have almost been completely destroyed and the airforce is tiny. The land forces are still ready for combat, but with no reserves, any losses of men will be significant, this manpower shortage will be a challenge, as long as the danish mainland is occupied.
 
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Chapter 17
Strandede Fisk

The 4th of June 1940. Germany and Italy attacks Kristiansand with poor planning, the divisions are too disorganised to attack an entrenched position
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Why does Germany and Italy do this? We don't know, it's almost like some nutjob with no military competence is overruling the Axis Armies leadership.

The 5th of June 1940 The German invasion of Kristiansand is repelled. Losses
Germany 285
Denmark and Norway 59

The 7th of June 1940 Germany Launches minor naval invasions against Kristiansand and Oslo.
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The Germans are so obsessed with invading Norway, but it seems they never bring enough men or firepower in order to do the job.

The 8th of June 1940 Denmark request some convoys from the United Kingdom, in order to prepare for a potential liberation of Denmark. The United Kingdom Refused the Request, stating they could not spare the convoys for now.

The 10th of June 1940 The German attack on Oslo was repelled, the Germans suffered heavy casualties.
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Germany have lost many men in the campaign in Norway, but Germany have still plenty of Manpower left to fight with.

The 11th of June 1940 The Italian-German invasion of Kristiansand is now over, The axis suffered heavy casualties compared to the defenders.
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Again Heavy casualties to the Invaders, when does the Axis learns?

The 25th of June 1940 Minor naval invasions made by the Italians and Germans are becoming so common, that they are no longer significant. Sometimes they lose hundreds of men without inflicting casualties on either the Danes or Norwegians. The most significant now is an invasion of Oslo, where the German army lost about 2.600 men and only killing 27 Danish/Norwegian Soldiers.
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Unless the Germans make a large well planed invasion of Norway. Norway will stand free from Nazi occupation.
 

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Thank you.

How is your legitmacy doing (if you have Man the Guns)?

I would not be surprised if the AI keeps throwing the odd division at you for some time. In an Australia game I ended up causing over 500K Japanese casualties by defending New Guinea and Rabaul.
 
Chapter 18 "A shore Norwegian Shore can not be bought, only rented in blood"

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Chapter 18
Man kan ikke købe en Norsk kyst, kun leje den i eget blod.

"Tyskerne og Italienerne blev ved med at komme angribene fra havet, hver gang de forsøgte og Angribe Stavanger, skød vi dem til de stoppede angrebet eller til deres divisioner overgav sig, når de var strandet på kysten uden mad eller drikke. Jeg er glad for at jeg ikke er i den Tyske hær, som min far var under den store krig."
- Letter from an unknown danish soldier.


The 8th of July 1940
Due to the Common attacks on The Ports of Kristiansand and Oslo, The Danish forces have moved all divisions to the 3 Southern ports of Norway, in order to entrench a defensive position and inflict so many cassualties as possible, without risking the lives of either Danish or Norwegian Soldeirs..

The 14th of July 1940 A major Italian Naval invasion have begund, An unknown quantity of Italian divisions have landed on the shoreline Between Kristansand and Stavanger.
Intel from compat suggest that Italy have landed 4 Divisions on the shoreline, if they do not manage to secure a port. They will be running out of supply and be forced to surrender
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A Well planned attack by the Italian Part, but judging by the number of divisions they have landed and the entrencment of Danish-Norwegian forces, the attack is unlikely to succed.
The 23rd of July 1940 Germany and Itally now launch a Major naval invasion of Kristiansand, but with the Italians driven out of the Forrest west of the City, its will just be a slaugther of Germans attacking an entrenched and fortifyed position from the Sea, with no support form Land forces, the worst possible was to attack any formation.
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The Danish-Norwegian forces are well prepared for this attack on Kristainsand. So this battle is heavely in the defenders favour.
The 27th of July 1940 The Major Naval invasion of Kristiansand was repelled and the Axis suffered heavy cassualties, like all the other times.
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Another slaughter, this is such a common event, that the locals are not scared of the countless of invasion, though most civilians have been evacuated to the countryside.
The Norwegian Army have also launched an attack, on the encircled Italian divisions, in order to force them to surrender, after 13 days with no supplies, the Italians are starved and have really low morale, the fight is expected to be short, Denmark did not assist the Norwegian Army in the attack, due to the lack of Danish Manpower. The Italians surrendered few hours after the attack. (Do not know the exact casualties as the AI sadly have no combat log, of its own battles and i did not attack)
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Petter Ræder and his forces outnumber the exhausted Italians and the Norwegians are well rested, they even have prepared for transportation of POW to England, as they expected the Italians to surrender few hours after Norwegians attacked.
The 21st of August 1940 The Italian Army have launched another attack and landed an unknown number of Divisions southeast of Stavanger
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More Enemy Soldiers stuck in Norway, there is Norway there are going to give up.

The 22nd of August 1940
The Italian Division that landed southeast of Stavanger, tried to attack the City, was to disorganised to fight, after a quick danish counter-attack. The Italians immediately surrendered. This is due to the fact, morale for German and Italian Soldiers send to Norway is low, due to the high casualty rate and they are really inclined to surrender due to the well treatment of POW by the Norwegian Government, compared to the treatment 2 mad dictators, that send them to die in a hopeless campaign.

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Mass surrendering of Axis Soldiers stranded in Norway was a quite common, in the Norwegian theatre of war. Due to how well defended the Norwegian ports where.
 

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How is your legitmacy doing (if you have Man the Guns)?
I have 18, I am using political Power to boost it, I relearned that it existed when i looked at my decisions, I rarely fight on if i capitiulate and i rarely capitiulate, as I usually play Germany.

would not be surprised if the AI keeps throwing the odd division at you for some time. In an Australia game I ended up causing over 500K Japanese casualties by defending New Guinea and Rabaul.
I hope the AI gets improved on that point, I do not feel like a smart commander, when the AI just trow men at machine guns. Though it was fun, to fight against when i Almost lost, due to the Germans taking the port of Stavanger, thankfully they where to disorganised to defend the port and i manage to overrun all their divisions.
 

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Chapter 19 "The fall of Greece"

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Chapter 19
Grækenlands fald

The 6th of October 1940 The Italian Army, have launched an Invasion of Oslo, they have landed 2 divisions west of Oslo and are attacking Oslo by sea, with 2 divisions. With Denmark and Norway having 3 entrenched divisions defending the City, the chances of a successful capture, is really low.
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These attacks are just too common, to not be the product of insanity. Many Norwegians and exiled Danes, wonder why they just keep doing this. Unlike the Danish defence of Denmark, they are not fighting to protect their home from a foreign aggressor. They are attacking a nation that what neutral and that they decided needed to be invaded in order to defeat the Allies.
The 12th of October 1940 The Italian invasion of Oslo was a failure and a few Italian Divisions was forced to surrender to the Norwegian Army.

The 15th of October 1940 Even the German puppet of Vichy France, want to try to invade Norway, they have launched an attack on Kristiansand, a futile attempt that will end in a few thousand dead Frenchmen.
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The Germans, the Italians and the French. All lead by foolish leaders that just send good men to die. The Norwegian Front is almost more Deadly for The Axis, than the Western front in the First world war. Back then , they at least back then, their leaders learned to stop attack enemy strongholds without a good plan.
The 17th of October 1940 Italy lay claim of most of Greece, many greeks fear that war will come to their land. Wich Itally did 15:00 that day.

The 22nd of October 1940 Italy and Bulgaria have made gains in Greece and encircled 3 Greek divisions in the City of Alexandroupolis. The Situation for Greece seems dire
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The Axis seems unstoppable when attacking their neighbors, when there is no sea Separating the nations.
The 13th of November 1940 The Italians have pushed the Greeks to Thessaly. Greece have suffered massive losses to the Axis Invaders.
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The Greeks, even with British support, are outnumbered imensly compared to the Axis. It is unlikely that Greece can defend themselves to the end of 1940.
The 11th of December 1940 The Italians have reached Athens, the Greeks have entrenched some forces there and is prepared to make a final stand against the Axis.
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Never Give up Greece, Defend what you hold dear, because maybe someday, the reign of the Axis will be over.
The 13th of December 1940 The British request control over the danish navy, in order to integrate what is left of the Danish navy, into the British naval command. Denmark refused the request, stating that the Danish Navy is trapped in the Baltic sea and could therefore, not be of any use to the British navy.

The 22nd of December 1940 The Greek capital Athens, have fallen after days of intense fighting, but the Greeks are not giving up yet.
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Even with the loss of their capital, the Greeks continue the fight.
The 31st of December 1940 Just before the new year, the Greek government capitiulated, after the fall of Patras. After the capitulation, 3 British Divisions are trapped in Greece surrounded by the Italian Army.
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Another Nation fell to the Might of the Axis Army, how many nations do they want to conquer?
 

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By the way. The 1st of January 1941, Japan won the War against China.
 

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I hope the AI gets improved on that point, I do not feel like a smart commander, when the AI just trow men at machine guns. Though it was fun, to fight against when i Almost lost, due to the Germans taking the port of Stavanger, thankfully they where to disorganised to defend the port and i manage to overrun all their divisions.
Yes. Hopeless amphibious invasions are a pain. That said I sort of think it is part of the whole hopeless offense thing generally.
 

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Yes. Hopeless amphibious invasions are a pain. That said I sort of think it is part of the whole hopeless offense thing generally.
To be fair, the AI no longer just attacks the Maginot line, it is much more cable of Land warfare than on release and now they do, at least invade from the sea, they just need some improvements. But it fist the story well, 2 mad dictators sending their mighty army, to invade a large nation, guarded by a small force.

That said, I am glad that there are action in Norway, that way i can at least defend Norway from the Germans, even if i could not defend Denmark. That also makes the aar a bit unique, as most AAR in HOI4 as far as I know, as most aars the player nations are not capitiulated. Well there are exceptions. There is a really good AAR about Hungary, where Hungary loses the war in the end, but the journey is amazing. Good writing too.

If anyone have not read it, I will share a link here. I can personally recomend it.
https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...rps-a-hearts-of-iron-iv-hungaary-aar.1109002/

I do not know if I will lose the war or win in the End, so I might lose in the end, but at this point, but it is too early to conlude that, the Soviets and Americans are not in the war yet.
 

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Yes, it is very rare to play as a capitulated nation

Edit: And yes, that's a good one.
 
The world in January 1941

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The world in January 1941

Since September 1939 Europe have been at war, Denmark have been fighting for over a year and have been occupied in 10 months.

But as Europe are controlled by the Axis, the war still rages. The last pockets of resistance are been eliminated in Greece. Only Norway and Britain in Europe stand defiant against the Axis with their european allies armies are still fighting the war in exile, in a hope that their homes may be free, one day.
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A Map of Europe at the Start of 1941, showing what nations currently Occupies, few borders are recognised, due to the War

In Africa Brutal Fighting between the Allies and the Axis in Northern Africa still continues in Libya, the Italians are losing hold of Eastern Africa and South west of Sahara, the Axis are losing territory in Senegal and Mauritania.

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The North African Front, the Allies have almost conquered all of Libya from the Italians, due to the Terrain and the fact the Front is not in Europe, The Axis can not exploit their superior numbers.
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Due to Brittish Control of the Suez and the Naval supremacy in the Red sea for the Allies. The Italians are slowly losing ground on the front

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The Front in Western Sahara is at a stalemale, poor infrastructure makes any offensive a logistical nightmare

In China Japan rules supreme, as the Chinese governmet and various warlords have officially surrendered to the Japanese army. The Peace treaty gave Japan direct control of Northern China and the entire Chinese Coast, leaving a few puppet states under their direct control.

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Will Japan be satistfyed with Controlling all of China (With the exception of Hong Kong and Macau)?
In North America. The United States of America have been granted Newfoundland in exchange for a significant amount of destroyers to the United Kingdom in return.

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With Newfoundland now controlled by the United States, the political map of North America will never be the same.
Now with the Japanese victory in the Sino-Japanese war, there is only an European War, the Allies Versus the Axis.
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With over a Million lost on both sides, the war have already taken its tool. The Axis Still have a larger combined industry and fielded army. But with the Allies still having Naval Supremacy, it's unlikely that major event will happen. A new "trench" war have begun, where armies are separated by the Oceans.
 

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