Lithuania - Fight for Survival or World Dominion? ('36, Normal Lv, SF 2.04d)

  • Crusader Kings II Expansion Subscription

    Subscribe to the CK II Expansion and enjoy unlimited access to 13 major expansions and more!


  • Paradox Midsummer Sale has arrived! Up to 75% off!

    Enjoy some sun and song this Midsummer, but when the sun goes down, the fun doesn't have to stop! Paradox has a festive sale on plenty of games to keep your summer nights going!


    June 18th - June 30th
  • Crusader Kings III Available Now!

    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.


    Real Strategy Requires Cunning

unmerged(47028)

Field Marshal
Aug 1, 2005
3.771
2
good luck you will need it! :)

Thank you. So far so good :)


Situation looks grim in the north. It's a shame you don't seem to have any troops in northern Estonia, you might have been able to cut off a few Soviet divisions and force them to surrender

I have only 7 divisions (4000-7000 strength) in total. They are no match to the Soviet divisions in numbers and strength. I am afraid if I had left any of my divisions in Estonia now I would have to think about evacuation. However, I think you are right about the possibility to cut off Soviet divisions. I will try to follow your advice and cut them off during an offensive if Germans support me.
 

unmerged(47028)

Field Marshal
Aug 1, 2005
3.771
2
War in the East – The First Counter-Attacks

Unfortunately all Estonia was lost. However, the Soviets reduced pressure in central Latvia and Lithuanians exploited the opportunity by arranging several successful counter-attacks. The Soviets were pushed off Riga. Vilnius remains surrounded on three sides but combined Lithuanian-German forces commenced an offensive towards Pabrade and Svencionys.

410713battles.jpg



Hungarians made some limited advances but the rest of the front was relatively stable. However, more and more German and Italian reinforcements are coming.

410713su.jpg



At the same time Americans landed in Normandy and took Channel Islands.

410713fr.jpg
 

NERFGEN

Colonel
33 Badges
Aug 22, 2006
822
11
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Colonel
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Field Marshal
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Steel Division: Normandy 44
  • Steel Division: Normandy 44 Deluxe Edition
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Steel Division: Normand 44 - Second Wave
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Steel Division: Normandy 44 -  Back to Hell
  • Stellaris: Megacorp
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Stellaris: Ancient Relics
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris
  • 500k Club
  • Semper Fi
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Europa Universalis III
subscribed for emotional and rememberance reasons :)

Looking forward to a second greater Lithuania, or a second succesful invasion of Moscow :D
 

unmerged(47028)

Field Marshal
Aug 1, 2005
3.771
2
War in the East – Preparations

While the main action is in the East Americans launched another amphibious attack but this time at Lithuanian controlled La Coruna in Spain. So called “Red Devils” are steadily making progress into shores. As no reinforcements are available and Americans have Air superiority, La Coruna could be lost.

410720battles.jpg


Combined Lithuanian-German-Yugoslavian forces pushed Russians from Vilnius suburbs and continue advance. However, in Latvia the Soviets were able repeal Lithuanian-German offensive and all gains were lost.

410720lt.jpg


In the Ukraine, Hungarians made some limited gains, but otherwise the front remained stable.

Germans transferred two infantry divisions under Lithuanian command. Lithuanian Army was reorganised into two assault infantry corps (1. Pestininku Korpusas [PK]and 2. Pestininku Korpusas). The 1. PK was concentrated at Vilnius and the 2. PK at Riga.

Two major offensives are planned. The 1. PK is to lead the Smolensk Offensive and the 2. PK – the Leningrad Offensive.

410720su.jpg
 

unmerged(47028)

Field Marshal
Aug 1, 2005
3.771
2
Put some ticks into the bears skin :)

Now I am preparing to do it :)

there goes the US neutrality in europe....

They want my Spain too :mad:


subscribed for emotional and rememberance reasons :)

Looking forward to a second greater Lithuania, or a second succesful invasion of Moscow :D

To be honest I was planning this AAR as a short one, but it into a full blown campaign. More I was searching for pictures and information about 1936-1941 Lithuania more I became involved myself.

I hope Lithuanian will reach Moscow first ;)

Well that looks CHALLENGING! :eek:

At the beginning I thought the Axis would push the Soviets in the Ukraine, but actually to my surprise the Soviets are doing very well at the moment.

why a second one?

Actually Lithuanian besieged Moscow several times but never took the Kremlin. Only Poles took control of Moscow in 1610.
 

Arizal

Field Marshal
94 Badges
Aug 9, 2006
4.709
2.798
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Rome Gold
  • Sengoku
  • Sword of the Stars
  • Sword of the Stars II
  • Victoria 2
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • 500k Club
  • Cities: Skylines
  • Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Stellaris
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Europa Universalis 4: Emperor
  • Divine Wind
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Magicka
This is interresting, especially the fact that you don't cheat and use the possibility of the game. Nevertheless, USA are quicker than expected. Is it systematic, in this patch? (The only game I played so far was Spanish Civil war, and I won in less than one year, but I'm scared to play the big countries).
 

unmerged(47028)

Field Marshal
Aug 1, 2005
3.771
2
War in the East – The First Offensive

Unfortunately, Lithuanians could not hold any longer and had to retreat from La Coruna on 23 July 1941. However, at the same time Germans were able eliminate American threat in Normandy. Only Channel Islands remained in American hands.

410728fr.jpg



Leningrad and Smolensk offensives commenced.

The 2. PK was able to secure the right bank of Daugava River and is ready to proceed further into Northern Latvia and Estonia.

The 1. PK with the intensive Luftwaffe and allies support hit hard the Soviets at Vilnius and now surrounded Minsk on South, West and North. The Lithuanian army objective is to cut off Soviet forces in Minsk and then proceed to Smolensk leaving Minsk to allies to deal with.

410728battles.jpg



The success in the North weakened the Soviets defences throughout entire front. Germans and Hungarians seized the opportunity and already reached Kyiv suburbs.

410728su.jpg
 

Enewald

Enewald Enewald Enewald
58 Badges
Oct 17, 2007
23.941
1.814
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Impire
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Iron Cross
  • Leviathan: Warships
  • The Kings Crusade
  • Magicka
  • Majesty 2 Collection
  • March of the Eagles
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis: Rome
  • Rome Gold
  • Semper Fi
  • Sengoku
  • Victoria 2
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  • 500k Club
  • Darkest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Cities in Motion
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Deus Vult
  • Dungeonland
  • East India Company Collection
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • For The Glory
  • For the Motherland
  • The Showdown Effect
Shall you march onto Moscow?
The odds are minimal. :p
 

unmerged(47028)

Field Marshal
Aug 1, 2005
3.771
2
thanks for the info :D

You welcome :)


I didn’t know that :)

This is interresting, especially the fact that you don't cheat and use the possibility of the game. Nevertheless, USA are quicker than expected. Is it systematic, in this patch? (The only game I played so far was Spanish Civil war, and I won in less than one year, but I'm scared to play the big countries).

Actually you are right. Americans are doing well and especially in the Far East where they occupied Siam and took numerous Japan islands in Pacific Ocean. I am going to post pictures from Japan front too. Japanese are not that lucky at the moment.



Shall you march onto Moscow?
The odds are minimal. :p

I have to. Finns did it in 1610 now it is time for Lithuanians :p
 

unmerged(47028)

Field Marshal
Aug 1, 2005
3.771
2
War in the Far East – Japan’s Woes

Japan was unprepared for war against the Soviets. It was already unsuccessfully fighting against China and the USA.

The Soviets within several weeks occupied Northern Manchuria and reached Harbin. At the same time Chinese started their own offensive and already reach Beiping. However, Japanese and Manchurians were able to stabilise both fronts and launched a counter-offensive in north.

410728jp.jpg



American occupied Okinawa and Kyushu islands but for some reason stopped the advance.

Italians at the same time liberated Northern Ethiopia but due to supply problems could not push any further.

410728jp1.jpg
 

Enewald

Enewald Enewald Enewald
58 Badges
Oct 17, 2007
23.941
1.814
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Impire
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Iron Cross
  • Leviathan: Warships
  • The Kings Crusade
  • Magicka
  • Majesty 2 Collection
  • March of the Eagles
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis: Rome
  • Rome Gold
  • Semper Fi
  • Sengoku
  • Victoria 2
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  • 500k Club
  • Darkest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Cities in Motion
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Deus Vult
  • Dungeonland
  • East India Company Collection
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • For The Glory
  • For the Motherland
  • The Showdown Effect
Everyone is trying to liberate Ethiopia.
And Manchuria.
Except the locals.
 

whitesoxfan

Captain
73 Badges
Jun 7, 2009
313
6
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Semper Fi
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Magicka
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Cities in Motion
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • For the Motherland
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Surviving Mars
  • Europa Universalis 4: Emperor
  • Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Victoria 2
  • Stellaris
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • 500k Club
Is Germany going to push back the Americans? Because you can't afford to have Germany pull back troops to France.
 

NERFGEN

Colonel
33 Badges
Aug 22, 2006
822
11
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Colonel
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Field Marshal
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Steel Division: Normandy 44
  • Steel Division: Normandy 44 Deluxe Edition
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Steel Division: Normand 44 - Second Wave
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Steel Division: Normandy 44 -  Back to Hell
  • Stellaris: Megacorp
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Stellaris: Ancient Relics
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris
  • 500k Club
  • Semper Fi
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Europa Universalis III
why a second one?
Because there was a Greater Lithuania Spanning from the Baltic to Crimea in the 13th-15th century. Check it out on wikipedia
 

unmerged(47028)

Field Marshal
Aug 1, 2005
3.771
2
War in the East – Minsk Under Siege

The offensives continued. After several skirmishes the 2. PK was able to reach Estonia. The Soviets could not stop Lithuanian breakthrough and continue their retreat.

410809battles.jpg



The Smolensk offensive reached the first stage. Minsk was completely surrounded following medium intensity battles around it. Several Soviet counterattacks were repulsed and further Lithuanian advance is on its way. Minsk will be left for allies to take.

410809lt.jpg



In the Ukraine Kyiv is under siege. Germans and Hungarians are pushing deeper into the central Ukraine. Romanians at last started their counter-offensive and reached Odesa. The Soviets in Bessarabia are at risk to be surrounded.

410809su.jpg
 
Last edited: