Thanks, Quift! Welcome!subscribing, and really nice to see you use your forces so economically. You really seem to get a nice amount of mileage with very little.
I quite agree, Chief, on relative opportunities! Yes, I'd love to take as much of French Africa as I can before France falls. But, as you say, I am but a minnow! The cavalry in Angola was me "re-fighting the last wargame!" I had a BLAST with cavalry in Angola/S.Africa in Victoria I, but you're right HOI 3 doesn't seem to translate the same advantages in those arid plains as I'd had before. My idea was to be able to wander around more quickly, but that has failed.A Portugal storybackingthe allies would not afford such opportunities for a fine offensive waged by a minnow. Rare to see an Italian backstab actaully succeed. There will be gnashing of teeth and carpet chewing at German headquarters.
I seem to recall you abandoned French Indochina -De Gaulle in Hanoi doesn't seem quite so menacing as the Free French. More of the Sahel you take, the less there'll be for left the free french. The fall of France is inevitable.
And whose bright idea was it to use cavalry in Angola?
Yeah, I figured. Oh well. It's still an interesting story/gameplay even from the earlier version, and I presume much of this could be replicated in newer versions.Sadly I don't think you can upgrade to any version that preserves game compatibility (At least PI won't guarantee it), Uriahs Rank and File has made 4 or 5 updates to newer versions but each time he either had to replay or hack the safe file.
YES! In fact once I finish this I think I may try to start editing screenshots for the next update. Glad you enjoy Chita!Could this mean more gameplay action to follow? Always fun to read about Portugal's fledgling air corps!
lol Somewhat crazy, indeed! Hopefully crazy like a fox!I would love to see this story come back to life but I could never play old versions of games. For all it faults, SF introduced some much needed improvements, as has the latest patch. But I don't want to disuade Resslaer from continuing this exiting story. The detailed narrative and somewhat crazy tactics are an inspiration to us all!
Yeah, it's valuable, all right. And maybe vulnerable to the right enemy. But still hard to attack.The rock, a place for two hundred British divisions.
Thanks! I was actually starting to think it was a sort of throwaway scene without much point except to say that, "Hey, Gibraltar is practically undefended!" But I'm glad the writing had value of its own to someone! I had fun writing it, in any case. Chita gets around! With so few air units, it's always a value judgment of where to use airpower. That was more a reconnaissance mission than anything.Though I frown on bombing Gibraltar p), I have to say that was a very well-written narrative. Very exciting and a lot of interesting detail (such as Ari's false recollection and the antiquated British planes). I could vividly imagine coming up on the Rock at wave height, hopping over the Rock itself and then buzzing the harbor. Very enjoyable.
Thanks, Palmyrene!Good to see Chita and her crew in action and hopefully home safely! Lets hope this visit doesnt stir up the Brits to provide Gibralter with some better defences!
I guess in the heat of the moment the observers can be forgiven for mistaking the turreted fighter for a Fairy Battle,
instead of the Bouton Paul Defiant.
Do you hope to distract the attention of Britain and her commonwealth allies back to the Med and away from Africa?
Nice, exciting update, and looking forward to the next.
Gah! You're absolutely right. I did some cursory research the day I posted that scene, trying to confirm that my memory was correct about the Fairey Battle. I found an image, and it didn't have the turret, but otherwise looked like it might have been an earlier non-turreted version, so I went ahead since I couldn't think of any other name for the craft. But... When I look at the Battle and the Defiant side-by-side, doesn't that look like the very same airframe? Anyway -- one aircraft buff to another -- thanks for catching that!
Thanks, everybody, for your readership! Anyone come in new to this story, since it's been dormant long enough that some may not have known it was here? Even if you're only partway through reading, I'd love to hear from any new readers.
As I mentioned to WhisperingDeath, I'll try to get a new gameplay update prepared for early November (right after the election -- I'm pretty well committed until then).