HoI3 AI ExperimentAAR
- Jun 21, 2014
I wonder what has happened to the Finnish conveys? Did they run out or are your subs just missing them?
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And a Soviet occupied Sweden wouldn't be giving any steel to Germany . But I guess that may be too hard to do in the time available ...And yes, Sweden is important to the Germans. But a Soviet occupied Finland might force them to take measures to secure Sweden to protect Swedish steel.
I don't think the Germans will have a problem with Norway. In fact, I think it is dangerous to create any future plans without assuming Norway will be occupied by the Germans within a six month period of them landing troops in Norway.
Hmm, I don't know what game-unfolding you seek but I wonder if you tagged to Finland, if you could make them do the cede? Maybe a save and a test?
Unless of course you want all of Scandinavia but in that case I would think
taking Sweden would ensure the game does not go off the rails but I don't know if Sweden can be dow'd?
And a Soviet occupied Sweden wouldn't be giving any steel to Germany . But I guess that may be too hard to do in the time available ...
I think I would opt for the typical unfolding and try to get the concession, I'd rather defend smaller vital chokepoints than a large unseen border. Just thinking out loud, maybe you desire a world-conquest.
Sorry man, good grief, I keep forgetting you are using the A.I.Running the Army on AI, I don't know if that's still valid, will the Army guard the right chokepoints the right way?
Regarding A.I. defense, all I can say is it does a good job at defending small areas for me, when I do not want to bother with partisans or easy invasions, etc.
Just for general conversation and not an current-game suggestion; since I have had good success with small A.I. Defensive-assignments, maybe since the Soviet-Finnish border, iirc has two chokepoints, possibly 2 small separate A.I. commands, 1 for each? Just curious, if any of your readers have ever tried themselves or read such a trial using the A.I.?
The smaller the theatre the better the HQ assigned to it will be able to handle it.
That number of prisoners captured is a HUGE blow to the Fins. They were NOT going to recover from that.
An action-packed update. I liked those quotes at the start - I hope (given the only recently finished Stalin Purges) that Dement'ev isn't taken aside by the Commissars for a little re-education Makarov 9mm style!
Also, that postcard of the paper factory in Kouvola: priceless . Are you sure they weren't already looking to join the Worker's Paradise? I can imagine it being staffed with implacable Stakhanovite workers fairly soon. To a centralised bureaucratic monolith like the Soviet Union, I imagine paper is an even more important war resource that oil or tungsten!
I just started reading this. A very interesting premise, and more original than many stories of the type.
I wonder if you've ever read the novel Child 44. Don't bother with the movie, which was badly done - read the book. I have a feeling you'd enjoy the inside view of the NKVD.
That works for me too. The stories you will be forced to report should be very interesting.Also I'm maybe a bit of a masochist, as I find that the AI messing up makes for a more exciting and interesting campaign, as you don't know what's going to happen next.... I (the Author) like watching the Army I put together mess up badly, then scramble to give it more units, and maybe win. I have expressed this sentiment earlier. Remember that the frustration is often mostly that of the characters of the story: 'Odin', Generals, Stalin,..
Yes, and probably quite realistically shambolic, especially in the desperate early days of the German onslaught. I don't think the description "finely tuned and well-oiled war machine" was ever applied to the Red Army, at the best of times. Brutal, effective with numbers, determined etc yes.That works for me too. The stories you will be forced to report should be very interesting.