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- Oct 17, 2007
Might the Dutch surrender to you?
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And you're right, aside from a province or two in the US and USSR, all of the world's rares in this time frame are in Indonesia and Malaysia. China should also have a lot, as Germany got all of its rares from China before it recognized Manchukuo in 1938, but that isn't represented in vanilla. In fact, China currently supplies 97% of the world's rare earth metals used in electronic, which is kinda scary when you think about it.
The South Africans are engaged on two fronts against you. Instead of retreating those divisions, they'll try to relieve them drawing forces from Mozambique -which will give you the upper hand there - and from their garrisoned VP towns in the south -which you'll then be able to capture by shifting more troops on your transports. The same folly that gained you Singapore on the ai's part.
That's Viking tactics 101. Portuguese colonial policy is more one of building outposts and concentrating strength in key areas. And, of course, retrieving all the resources they could lay their greedy hands on.
Might the Dutch surrender to you?
Again good progress against the Dutch. Hope the Germans don't do something daft like appoint a puppet government. All your good work will go straight down the drain.
The Britsh do seem to have finally done something, taking the island of Madeira. The Aristos must have their port, what?
I do wonder whether peace with Britain is possible and what they'd give up for it?
On a slightly different note, the Germans produced decent subs, pocket battleships and had plans for an aircraft carrier. The Italians had some good cruisers. I wonder, if they would consent to have them made in Portugal under license?
Nice! looks like all of east asia is either conquered, nor worthless...
I wonder what your next moves will be... Maybe finish up south africa?
What are the Japanese doing, by the way? Still stuck in China?
i was just playing a singleplayer game as Germany, I brought Portugal into the axis and the ai astounded me by combining their colonies in south Africa along with annexing south Africa, Belgian Congo, and every major coastal province up to Casablanca. To be honest i was quite amazed that a ai like the Portuguese could do this but after following this for so long it is possible =]
Welcome, TheBromgrev! I think you capture, so to speak, how important this stuff -- the rares -- is. What mod do you play to adjust for the resource distribution?
Well, Japan itself was resource-starved, just like the UK. For Japan, it had three possible targets to get its resources from: China, Siberia, and Southeast Asia. Japan started with China first, then had a few border skirmishes with the Soviets, which resulted in Japan's defeat and the signing of the Soviet-Japanese NAP. The main problem Japan had was a lack of heavy weapons capable of damaging Soviet tanks. Japan then turned its attention south in order to take the weakly defended European colonies, which was also the world's sole source of natural rubber.
As far as resource distribution goes, I mod and use the HPP. I haven't added Soviet rares in the far east yet, but I did give China 60 rares in the southern mountains, and Manchukuo oil, rares, and more coal. A lot of balance was done to the UK as well, which forces the UK to rely on its colonies for resources. We basically shifted a lot of rares, oil, and metal out of the home islands to the colonies.
Italy on Allies would be too harsh for Axis. Unless you mod France as Axis, to counterbalance... Axis Australia might be fun too, dunno.
Not sure if Italy in the allies would be something. However, Id like to see a Italy that did what they almost did IRL, namely declaring war on Germany when they tried to annex Austria (in 1934 or something I think, forcing Hitler to postpone the annexation by about 4 years)
I am contemplating playing a game (likely an AAR) where Italy would be one of the Allies from 1937 or so onward. Would this, or another mod you're aware of, improve such a game, and if so, how?