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Maybe Lisbon, maybe Brazil (who wants to see a South America update in a couple of weeks?). There is no Vichy, only German occupied France and France in exile (Colonial empire). I should also specify my personal rules for these missions, so we don't lose touch with the game... no mission if the country is part of a faction and we have no in game spies working in said country. (Germany in the case of Occupied France) It's a possibility, but it would imply a risky espionage mission in Germany (/Occupied France, it's one country right now)...Who knows, we could get something interesting out of Germany, if our spies last long enough to steal anything anyway. I should mention, that if all of in game spies in said country die while our Committee assets are still 'there', they will die too. (I'm not afraid to kill characters, I'll just make up new ones if the story gets a bit thin...). These rules is so I don't abuse the story to get in game info I wouldn't realistically be able to get with the elements in play the game...Well, if Mother speaks Portuguese ... how about Lisbon? A useful transit point, base for info in Spain, later maybe even Vichy, occupied France?
I'll see what I can do...What to do now? Idk, maybe drugging the French high-command and driving out in style. (wearing their uniforms)
Now that's a fine plan. Maybe they should work on making heavy-tank balloons.
When you do it in a way to support existing enemy suspicions, it can work quite well.
It seems like you two are perfect for a job in French high command, sitting in a colonial palace in Hanoi, and pulling impressive Division names out of thin air, then fitting them out with balloons to fool the Germans... It'd be entertaining at least. The problem is that France has no heavy tanks left, so if you suddenly invent two "Divisions de Cuirassés Lourds" consisting of Militia with blow up tanks, you won't fool the Germans... The Division Motorisée was quite a bit more plausible. You might still fool the Italians though...Agreed. Even for feigned-assaults, like those parachuting-dolls w/ fireworks attached.
In-game: the slow build to war goes on - remain interested to see how the AI commanders use all the hardware and manpower you have provided them when the Fascists come! Good to see Greece putting up a hard fight: would probably take the intervention of some significant German forces to really roll them quickly.
Re RL: is what it is - hope it all goes well. I’m certain your loyal readership will be relaxed and looking forward to the resumption of regular updates: when it is comfortable for you to do so. It’s for fun after all and while we will always want an update, pleasure and the demands of RL should trump virtual duty. And I am sure I speak for all of us when I say of course you are always welcome to continue to browse through our works in the meantime, as time permits
Any plans for a larger production run on CAS or TAC? Or are both always in queue?
Hmm,,,I think this after what you explained. Since, you should be in good shape manpower wise, German armor should be the main-target? CAS is much faster to build and if you can make a large force that should give you a lot striking power against those panzers? I have always went most heavy on TACs, but maybe you should ramp-up at CAS, since those tanks are going to be the really big trouble. Plenty of INT groups to cover the CAGs? All of it is Light-aircraft - your Practical should shoot through the roof.Should we pursue Tacs anyway? Should more aircraft be built. Should we open up new factories (ie add more planes to the queue)? Any comments on the state of Soviet Military Aviation are welcome.
Hmm,,,I think this after what you explained. Since, you should be in good shape manpower wise, German armor should be the main-target? CAS is much faster to build and if you can make a large force that should give you a lot striking power against those panzers? I have always went most heavy on TACs, but maybe you should ramp-up at CAS, since those tanks are going to be the really big trouble. Plenty of INT groups to cover the CAGs? All of it is Light-aircraft - your Practical should shoot through the roof.
About the Strats...they are great for range but I don't care for all the extra-tech research.
Looking forward to it! In the meantime, your alter-ego SkitalecS3 has been active, so his presence has been greatly appreciated during this busy timeI should be able to start working on the next update soon, as things will calm down slightly for the winter holidays, and I could use the distraction. Thanks, everyone, for your support, until the next update. It should be a fun one, with our two spying ladies finally reporting in... but from where?... and how did they get there?
In the meantime, your alter-ego SkitalecS3 has been active, so his presence has been greatly appreciated during this busy time
Very interesting escapade! I think mother seems very well suited to undercover work of the more conventional kind, where care and patience are foremost. To me, ‘Odinatsat’ sounds like she would - with a little more seasoning- be well suited to more exciting work. Sabotage, assassination, leading resistance cells, etc.
In terms of next stops, it seems Mother would be good in Portugal, where she seems at home.
11 might do OK in London - though sounds like she would be well suited to life in America. New York? Infiltrating the Russian emigre community or some such? Is her English OK?
Having somebody in the UK to see more of the Allied side of the war would be nice. Surly even the limited information from the UK press would give the spies a nice "Big Picture" of what is happening from the British point of view.
Neat coincidence between the in-game and real time of year - Merry Christmas to you
Thanks for that, I really enjoyed writing that one. On another note, I recently read all of 'Little Britain', that was also quite excellent.Still catching-up. One word about your car-theft segment...Excellent!
No, he hasn't... FYI, I checked and he will show up as potential Air Force Minister in 1942 (In game anyway). He does command II. ShAK (CASx2, Ftr) in TTL, so you will probably be hearing about him, If war breaks out that is...Re the Air Force : Novikov has not shown up yet?