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That makes sense, I might try to research the preliminary H Arm Brigade tech by the end of 1938, and maybe I'll upgrade just the armour for a couple of years to beef up my TD's (they don't need to be faster than Arm, so H Arm Armour will make them stronger without slowing down my Arm Regiments). Then, maybe present building H Arm as a reaction to the Apparition of Tigers. If they were to be built in the future I think it would ideally be in H Arm, 2xGds, Art/R Art, Eng Divisions.

What's your take on Art vs. R Art? I should make the decision pretty soon, especially if I were to use Art.
As you say you have plenty of time to develop the HARM capability. Game-consistent trigger could be either saying a Soviet researcher has come up with the idea and the theory and, while not ready for production, it could be useful work to do. Or seeing if your spies can pick up any hints of similar progress in Germany on the research or production front. Failing that, as you say, just keep an eye out for the first HARM the Fascists field and make the arms race argument.

Re ART vs RART: not sure: the RART may be better for equipping a large army that is short of artillery quickly and more cheaply, but I think ART is the quality option.

One hybrid approach could be do the minimum for RART and use it for mass production/ when things are desperate but put the main effort into ART for the longer term and use that for equipping your offensive/elite formations (and of course SP versions for the mobile breakthrough divisions). SU is big enough to allow some parallel research, but that can be geared up to the higher end stuff when you are on a war footing and you think you have survived the first difficult year.

But going back to the HARM debate, I reckon "the best way to stop a nazi with a HARM is to have a good guy with a HARM"! :)
 
13th of July 1937, 'Odin', 10-day report #19

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The 13th of July 1937, Just outside Vologda, 6,3°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the soviet union for the ten day period between the 4th and the 13tth of July 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
No changes in the Army for the last ten days
Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included:
Frontline troops: 436 / 1.308.000
Support troops: 58 / 58.000
Total fighting troops: 494 / 1.366.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 544 / 1.392.000
Officers: 50.871 / 54.750 needed / 92,915%
Active Leaders: 121 /
0 Reserve
Air Force:
24. IAD was deployed to Maj. General Vorozheikin's III. IAD
VVS Numbers (Wings/Planes)
Interceptors: 11 / 1100
Close Air Support: 1 / 100
Single Engined: 12 / 1.200
Tactical Bomber: 4 / 400
Total Bombers: 5 / 500
Total VVS: 16 / 1.600
Active Leaders: 6 / 10 Reserve
Production has continued on the same Polikarpov I-16 inteceptors, the next 100 will form 32. IAD
Navy:
No changes in the Navy for the last ten days
Navy Numbers (Flotillas / Ships)
Transports: 1 / 5
AG-boat Class (I): 11 / 55
Series II Class(II): 9 / 45
Series V-bis Class(III): 3 / 15
Submarines: 23 / 115
Norvik-Class (I) : 3 / 15
Gnevnyi-Class (II): 2 / 10
Destroyers: 5 / 25
Light Cruisers / Profitern-Class (I): 3
Escorts: 8 / 28Heavy Cruiser / Krasnyi Kavkaz (I): 1
Battleships / Gangut-Class (I): 3
Capitals: 4

Total combat ships: 12 / 32
Total Navy: 36 / 152
Leaders: 12 / 4 Reserve

Politics / International:
Spanish Civil War Progress:
Republicans (Surrender Progress / NU): 21,5 / 99,9
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 99,9
SSCSCW13-7.png

The north looks even worse, the south looks better than ten days ago...

Industry:
Industry Numbers:
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 166 / 174
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 4,85 / 137,65
Reinforcement: 5,65 / 80,15 (Many divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 4,38 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 79,64 / 81,91
Consumer Goods: 84,04 / 84,04
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 52.039 tonnes +
Rares: 20.554 tonnes +
Crude: 25.349 barrels +
Supplies: 45.475 tonnes +
Fuel: 50.860 Barrels +
Money: 2.466 -​

Intelligence:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 0}​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
Other: 13 / 0 / 1 / 4
Total: 32 / 0 / 1 / 4
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,57 (1 spy in about 10 days)
'German Intervention team' / Reserve: 5​
Research:
Research of Mass Assault 2 has been completed
Research has started on
Tactical Command Structure 2
Leadership:
Research: 19,50
Espionage: 0,57
Diplomacy: 0,01
Officers: 0

Total: 20,07

Statistics:
National Unity: 81,655 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 72,56 (-0,13)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.222.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 208.300 Men
To mobilize(need): 839.700 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
No changes in Party Popularity
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 42,46 (+0,15)
- Trotskyite: 17,30 =
- Bukharinite: 12,30 =

- Octobrist: 12,80 =
- Trudoviks: 9,40 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,10 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,40 =
- NTS: 0,0 =
- POA: 0,0 =
Some kind foreigners are helping the Communist Party, as it's been a while since our own domestic spies supported the ruling party (they catch spies, and improve NU for the moment) I'll be a good sport and just say thank you for this helpful meddling.
This Information is accurate on the morning of the 13th of July 1937, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

'Odin'
 
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The 23rd of July 1937, Just outside Vologda, 6,5°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the soviet union for the ten day period between the 14th and the 23rd of July 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
No changes in the Army for the last ten days
Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included:
Frontline troops: 436 / 1.308.000
Support troops: 58 / 58.000
Total fighting troops: 494 / 1.366.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 544 / 1.392.000
Officers: 50.871 / 54.750 needed / 92,915%
Active Leaders: 121 /
0 Reserve
Air Force
:
No changes in the Air Force for the last ten days
VVS Numbers (Wings/Planes)
Interceptors: 11 / 1100
Close Air Support: 1 / 100
Single Engined: 12 / 1.200
Tactical Bomber: 4 / 400
Total Bombers: 5 / 500
Total VVS: 16 / 1.600
Active Leaders: 6 / 10 Reserve
Navy
:
No changes in the Navy for the last ten days
Navy Numbers (Flotillas / Ships)
Transports: 1 / 5
AG-boat Class (I): 11 / 55
Series II Class(II): 9 / 45
Series V-bis Class(III): 3 / 15
Submarines: 23 / 115
Norvik-Class (I) : 3 / 15
Gnevnyi-Class (II): 2 / 10
Destroyers: 5 / 25
Light Cruisers / Profitern-Class (I): 3
Escorts: 8 /
28Heavy Cruiser / Krasnyi Kavkaz (I): 1
Battleships / Gangut-Class (I): 3
Capitals: 4

Total combat ships: 12 / 32
Total Navy: 36 / 152
Leaders: 12 / 4 Reserve
Politics / International
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Spanish Civil War Progress:
Republicans (Surrender Progress / NU): 21,5 / 99,9
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 99,9
SSCSCW23-7.png

The pockets in the north were digested by the Nationalists, some troops seem to have organised themselves in the small area north of Portugal around La Coruna, they have two Ports and an Air Base so good for them. The south hasn't changed much, and certainly not for the better...
Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 166 / 174
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 4,94 / 137,65
Reinforcement: 5,56 / 77,19 (Many divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 5,33 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 79,64 / 81,91
Consumer Goods: 83,87 / 83,87
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 52.805 tonnes +
Rares: 20.776 tonnes +
Crude: 25.819barrels +
Supplies: 45.550 tonnes +
Fuel: 51.818 Barrels +
Money: 2.439 -​
Intelligence
:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
Other: 11 / 0 / 1 / 8
Total: 31 / 0 / 1 / 9
See Statistics
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,57 (1 spy in about 10 days)
'German Intervention team' / Reserve: 5​
Research
:
No completed research, no new research.
Leadership:
Research: 19,50
Espionage: 0,57
Diplomacy: 0,01
Officers: 0
Total: 20,07
Statistics
:
National Unity: 81,675 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 72,56 =
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.223.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 208.300 Men
To mobilize(need): 839.700 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
No changes in Party Popularity
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 42,57 (+0,11)
- Trotskyite: 17,30 =
- Bukharinite: 12,30 =

- Octobrist: 12,80 =
- Trudoviks: 9,40 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,10 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,46 (+0.06)
- NTS: 0,0 =
- POA: 0,0 =​
This would explain why our domestic spies caught so many foreign spies these last ten days, some serious illegal support for the Tsarists, again...

This Information is accurate on the morning of the 23rd of July 1937, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

'Odin'
 
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Question on Intelligence: Spies have been sent on tech espionage missions in the UK and France since 1936 and still haven't managed to steal a single technology. This seems weird since SU is very backward in several areas France and the UK are good at, especially naval technology and doctrines. As an intelligence chief I would have thus sent my spies to dockyards and the like... It seems the game doesn't take holes in your research into account when calculating the tech stealing probability. Does anyone know how this probability IS calculated? Anyway both countries are close to empty of domestic spies, which bodes well for other nation's spy missions, it also costs close to nothing to maintain 10 active spies in both as very few get caught.
Sorry for this late response but I want to help you if I can.

I've had long dry spells, so that's not uncommon. <imo> When you think of Stealing Techs...assume you are at a Casino. Sometimes you win a lot, or you may win seldom. However that's only a part of Leadership Gambling. For a time, every Tech you nab is unwanted or you might get a 50/50 split and once in a blue moon you hit good-stuff for a decent stretch. Tech-stealing truly is a crapshoot.:)

For what it's worth - What I do in Tech Stealing is, first make sure I'm maxed at home in Counter and when I get to ten-spies in both England & France and have about 5 free-spies? I stop spending Leadership for Spies completely. Then, you need to watch free-spies to see when it drops to 0 and then invest some LS again to get back to 5 Frees-spies - then zero Intel again.

It appears you have stopped sending spies to Germany? If yes, that's good <imvho> opinion. I don't bother doing anything with Germany unless I am at war with them and then "if" I do anything it all goes into lowering National-Unity; which can eventually pair-up with Britain's ASW progress. However, Germany is a good spy killer and I really don't think it's worth the loss of Research for any nation, let alone the Soviets who'll soon face Barbarossa. Not saying my way is the only way but that's my experience & outlook.

Btw, once France falls, keep the spying active because you can yet steal techs.
 

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I've had long dry spells, so that's not uncommon. <imo> When you think of Stealing Techs...assume you are at a Casino. Sometimes you win a lot, or you may win seldom. However that's only a part of Leadership Gambling. For a time, every Tech you nab is unwanted or you might get a 50/50 split and once in a blue moon you hit good-stuff for a decent stretch. Tech-stealing truly is a crapshoot.:)

We all have a life outside of HOI3, so dry spells are unavoidable, thanks for the help.

I know the game won't steal techs in an organised manner, but this just seems like the probabilities must be pretty low, or I have been very, very unlucky. The spies still haven't stolen any tech, not even a useless one. So bad luck at the crapshoot. (I just wondered what factors influence this probability)

I played a game as Australia with tech stealing in France, UK and Japan, and got several techs per year, so many actually that it might have been more effective than investing one more LS into research instead of espionage. (except of course then I would have chosen what to research...). I guess in a small country with limited leadership the probability is probably higher than for a giant like the Soviet Union.

It appears you have stopped sending spies to Germany? If yes, that's good <imvho> opinion. I don't bother doing anything with Germany unless I am at war with them and then "if" I do anything it all goes into lowering National-Unity; which can eventually pair-up with Britain's ASW progress. However, Germany is a good spy killer and I really don't think it's worth the loss of Research for any nation, let alone the Soviets who'll soon face Barbarossa. Not saying my way is the only way but that's my experience & outlook.

My spies in Germany were mostly there to increase threat, this allowed me to switch to Full mobilisation, I tried to continue this trend but then of course all my spies got caught, so now I guess I'll have to wait for the Japanese to go to war to trigger War Economy, and they seem to be late to the party. With hindsight this investment seems to have been worth it, because other countries seem to have chipped in on German threat, and Rheinland reoccupation gave Germany an initial edge in threat...
 

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I know the game won't steal techs in an organised manner, but this just seems like the probabilities must be pretty low, or I have been very, very unlucky.
Very unlucky sounds about right. I've also had terrible luck with Minors too and then if I did hit, was a Strat-bombers Tech or something else equally useless.:)


My spies in Germany were mostly there to increase threat, this allowed me to switch to Full mobilisation, I tried to continue this trend but then of course all my spies got caught, so now I guess I'll have to wait for the Japanese to go to war to trigger War Economy, and they seem to be late to the party. With hindsight this investment seems to have been worth it, because other countries seem to have chipped in on German threat, and Rheinland reoccupation gave Germany an initial edge in threat...
Well of course that's a very good reason. Makes me wonder though, if Japan might have worked since they are also on your border?
 
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The 2nd of August 1937, Just outside Vologda, 8,2°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the soviet union for the ten day period between the 23rd of July and the 2nd of August 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
No changes in the Army for the last ten days
Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included:
Frontline troops: 436 / 1.308.000
Support troops: 58 / 58.000
Total fighting troops: 494 / 1.366.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 544 / 1.392.000
Officers: 50.871 / 54.750 needed / 92,915%
Active Leaders: 121 /
0 Reserve
Air Force
:
No changes in the Air Force for the last ten days
VVS Numbers (Wings/Planes)
Interceptors: 11 / 1100
Close Air Support: 1 / 100
Single Engined: 12 / 1.200
Tactical Bomber: 4 / 400
Total Bombers: 5 / 500
Total VVS: 16 / 1.600
Active Leaders: 6 / 10 Reserve
Navy
:
No changes in the Navy for the last ten days
Navy Numbers (Flotillas / Ships)
Transports: 1 / 5
AG-boat Class (I): 11 / 55
Series II Class(II): 9 / 45
Series V-bis Class(III): 3 / 15
Submarines: 23 / 115
Norvik-Class (I) : 3 / 15
Gnevnyi-Class (II): 2 / 10
Destroyers: 5 / 25
Light Cruisers / Profitern-Class (I): 3
Escorts: 8 /
28Heavy Cruiser / Krasnyi Kavkaz (I): 1
Battleships / Gangut-Class (I): 3

Capitals: 4
Total combat ships: 12 /
32
Total Navy: 36 / 152
Leaders: 12 / 4 Reserve
Politics / International
:
Spanish Civil War Progress:
Republicans (Surrender Progress / NU): 21,5 / 99,8
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 20.0 (+20) / 99,8
SSCSCW 02-8.png

The northern Atlantic front seems to hold, but now a huge strip of southern Spain risks being cut off. Somehow the republicans managed to take Mallorca as well, good for them...
Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 166 / 174
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 5,10 / 138,03
Reinforcement: 5,40 / 72,92 (Many divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 5,54 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 79,64 / 81,91
Consumer Goods: 83,87 / 83,87
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 53.570 tonnes +
Rares: 20.999 tonnes +
Crude: 26.289 barrels +
Supplies: 45.395 tonnes -
Fuel: 52.638 Barrels +
Money: 2.413 -​
Intelligence
:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
Other: 10 / 0 / 1 / 5
Total: 30 / 0 / 1 / 5
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,57 (1 spy in about 10 days)
'German Intervention team' / Reserve: 6​
Research
:
No completed research, no new research.
Leadership:
Research: 19,50
Espionage: 0,57
Diplomacy: 0,01
Officers: 0
Total: 20,07​
Statistics
:
National Unity: 81,695 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 72,56 =
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.224.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 192.000 Men
To mobilize(need): 823.700 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
Party Popularity:
- Communist Party: 38 =
- Trotskyite: 26 (+3)
- Bukharinite: 10 (-3)

- Octobrist: 6 (-2)
- Trudoviks: 4 (+1)
- Social-Revolutionary: 1 =
- Kadets: 1 (-2)

- Tsarists: 7 (+3)
- NTS: 4 (+2)
- POA: 3 (-1)​
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 42,60 (+0,03)
- Trotskyite: 17,20 (-0.1)
- Bukharinite: 12,20 (-0.1)

- Octobrist: 12,70 (-0.1)
- Trudoviks: 9,30 (-0.1)
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,10 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,40 (-0.06)
- NTS: 0,0 =
- POA: 0,0 =​
Whenever we catch meddling spies, this happens, also the Tsarists do seem to have reaped a small benefit from last month's meddling.
This Information is accurate on the morning of the 2nd of August 1937, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

'Odin'

Well of course that's a very good reason. Makes me wonder though, if Japan might have worked since they are also on your border?
I guess Japan would have worked as well, but there is a clear correlation between the highest threat against you and the amount of neutrality lost compared to the start of the game. (My neutrality has gone from 80 to 72,65 (-7,44), and Germany's threat has moved from 0 to 7,43 ) In this respect Germany has a leg up because of the early event increasing it's threat without the Soviet player having to do anything. I did stop increasing threat to do some useless (in hindsight) tech espionage at one point when my neutrality went down much faster than my NU went up, if I remember correctly... I restarted at ingame December 1936 from a save I had dating back a few months, so I don't remember all of the exact reasoning behind my 1936 decisions...
 
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The 12th of August 1937, Just outside Vologda, -1,7°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the soviet union for the ten day period between the 3rd and the 12th of August 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
No changes in the Army for the last ten days
Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included:
Frontline troops: 436 / 1.308.000
Support troops: 58 / 58.000
Total fighting troops: 494 / 1.366.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 544 / 1.392.000
Officers: 50.871 / 54.750 needed / 92,915%
Active Leaders: 121 /
0 Reserve
Air Force:
No changes in the Air Force for the last ten days
VVS Numbers (Wings/Planes)
Interceptors: 11 / 1100
Close Air Support: 1 / 100
Single Engined: 12 / 1.200
Tactical Bomber: 4 / 400
Total Bombers: 5 / 500
Total VVS: 16 / 1.600
Active Leaders: 6 / 10 Reserve

Navy:
No changes in the Navy for the last ten days
Navy Numbers (Flotillas / Ships)
Transports: 1 / 5
AG-boat Class (I): 11 / 55
Series II Class(II): 9 / 45
Series V-bis Class(III): 3 / 15
Submarines: 23 / 115
Norvik-Class (I) : 3 / 15
Gnevnyi-Class (II): 2 / 10
Destroyers: 5 / 25
Light Cruisers / Profitern-Class (I): 3
Escorts: 8 / 28
Heavy Cruiser / Krasnyi Kavkaz (I): 1
Battleships / Gangut-Class (I): 3

Capitals: 4
Total combat ships: 12 /
32
Total Navy: 36 / 152
Leaders: 12 / 4 Reserve

Politics / International:
Spanish Civil War Progress:
Republicans (Surrender Progress / NU): 21,5 / 99,8
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 20.0 / 99,8
SSCSCW12-8.png

The Northern front around La Coruna has lost the small port of Vigo (level 1), they still have the larger port of Ferrol (Level 10) for their supplies, so this isn't very worrying, especially as the forests will keep giving ample cover to the Revolutionary Armies.
Very bad however is the large pocket along the Portuguese border, this 21-province pocket has no supply ports, no links with Madrid and no Air Bases left, so if a relief isn't quickly successful all the units in this vast area will be lost to the Republicans, possibly determining the outcome of the war.

To add even more misery a south-eastern pocket around Malaga has only two small supply ports left, the units there will thus lack sufficient supplies.
Industry:
Industry Numbers:
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 166 / 174
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 5,19 / 137,48
Reinforcement: 5,31 / 70,18 (Many divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 /
5,36 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 79,64 /
81,91
Consumer Goods: 83,87 / 83,87
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 54.340 tonnes +
Rares: 21.221 tonnes +
Crude: 26.585 barrels +
Supplies: 45.480 tonnes =
Fuel: 53.356 Barrels +
Money: 2.387 -​
Intelligence:
Absolutely nothing for a whole ten days
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 }
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
Other: 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
Total: 30 / 0 / 0 / 0
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,57 (1 spy in about 10 days)
'German Intervention team' / Reserve: 7
Research:
Integrated Support 2, and Delay Doctrine 2 research completed,
Research efforts started on a new 45mm
Medium Tank Gun (2) design, and on better Elastic Defence (2) Tactics
Leadership:
Research: 19,50
Espionage: 0,57
Diplomacy: 0,01
Officers: 0
Total: 20,07

Statistics:
National Unity: 81,715 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 72,54 (-0.02)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.226.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 183.800 Men
To mobilize(need): 815.700 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
No changes in Party Popularity
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 42,89 (+0,29)
- Trotskyite: 17,20 =
- Bukharinite: 12,20 =

- Octobrist: 12,70 =
- Trudoviks: 9,30 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,10 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,43 (+0.03)
- NTS: 0,0 =
- POA: 0,0 =​
Soviet spies may have kept calm these last ten days, but foreign intelligence does not rest, both to our benefit, and detrimental to it foreign interference is clearly there to stay...

This Information is accurate on the morning of the 12th of August 1937, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

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22nd of August 1937, 'Odin', 10-day report #23

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The 22nd of August 1937, Just outside Vologda, +2,3°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the soviet union for the ten day period between the 13th and the 22nd of August 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
No changes in the Army for the last ten days
Air Force:
No changes in the Air Force for the last ten days​
Navy
:
No changes in the Navy for the last ten days​
Politics / International
:
Spanish Civil War Progress:
Republicans (Surrender Progress / NU): 21,5 / 99,8
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 20,0 / 99,8
SSCSCW22-8.png

The Northern front around La Coruna has stabilised again.
The large pocket along the Portuguese border was relieved to link up with the southern pocket around
Malaga, In the process they might have trapped some Nationalists around Cadiz.
Our spies tell us there are only very few units on the Republican side (approximately 10 Divisions), information about the Nationalists is scarce, but it is believed the Nationalists outnumber the Republicans approximately 2 to 3. A dire situation indeed.

Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 166 / 174
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 5,29 / 137,48
Reinforcement: 5,21 / 67,48 (Some divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 5,36 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 79,64 / 81,91
Consumer Goods: 83,87 / 83,87
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 55.111 tonnes +
Rares: 21.443 tonnes +
Crude: 27.055 barrels +
Supplies: 45.427 tonnes -
Fuel: 54.130 Barrels +
Money: 2.360 -​
Intelligence
:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
Other: 10 / 0 / 0 / 4
Total: 30 / 0 / 0 / 4
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,57 (1 spy in about 10 days)
'German Intervention team' / Reserve: 8​

Research
:
Central Planning 2 research completed,
Research efforts started on a new
Light Tank Gun (3) design.
Leadership:
Research: 19,50
Espionage: 0,57
Diplomacy: 0,01
Officers: 0
Total: 20,07​
Statistics
:
National Unity: 81,735 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 72,54 =
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.228.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 176.200 Men
To mobilize(need): 807.900 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
No changes in Party Popularity
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 42,99 (+0,1)
- Trotskyite: 17,20 =
- Bukharinite: 12,20 =

- Octobrist: 12,70 =
- Trudoviks: 9,30 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,10 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,42 (-0.01)
- NTS: 0,0 =
- POA: 0,0 =​
Japanese and Italian spies got caught on our soil, messing with our politics...

This Information is accurate on the morning of the 22nd of August 1937, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

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24th of August 1937, 'Tri', call about Marco Polo Incident

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The 24th of August 1937, the Kremlin, 1,8°C, 9pm Moscow Time.

I just finished my simple meal when I was called to the phone. 'Tri' was on the other end of the line, he calmly explained that the Japanese had escalated a border skirmish at the Marco Polo Bridge and had declared war on Nationalist China, maybe this would create an opening for the Communist Chinese to wreak some havoc, or for us to take part of China at a later date. We could only rejoice at the prospect of two quasi-fascist states fighting each-other...

Later, talking to Yan Berzin I learned that the people felt threatened by the Japanese actions. Maybe we could use this popular fear to further mobilise our Armaments Industry...

The next morning the answer came in the announcement of a policy change. Our Economic laws were rewritten to allow for a War Economy, essentially gearing our Industry entirely towards the possibility of war.
But Japan wasn't done scaring the world, they decided to join the Germans in their
Axis Alliance on the same day.

The added productivity of our factories thanks to the new laws made it possible to start building 7 more Industrial Complexes (in Kirovgrad, Niznji Tagil, Sverdlovsk, Pervoural'sk, Rezh, Alapaevsk, and Tyurinsk), while also slightly increasing production in the Sevastopol Naval yards, and on both reinforcements and upgrades. These factories will pay for themselves by the end of October 1940, thanks to the improved productivity we will get from them (War Economy)
 
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The 1st of September 1937, Just outside Vologda, -1,4°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the soviet union for the ten day period between the 13rd of August and the 1st of September 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
6 new AT Regiments were deployed: 53, 56, 45, 44 PtP to 19, 217, 89, 120 SD, IX & X SK, 6ya Armiya, 3rd AG, Brjansk HQ. 57 and 58 PtP to 42 and 49 SD, XI SK, 7ya Armiya, 3rd AG, Brjansk HQ.
Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included:
Frontline troops: 436 / 1.308.000
Support troops: 64 / 64.000
Total fighting troops: 500 / 1.372.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 550 / 1.398.000
Officers: 50.871 / 55.350 needed / 91,908%
Active Leaders: 121 / 0 Reserve
Production has started on 5 new AT regiments equipped with the same 76.2mm ZiS3E
Air Force
:
No changes in the Air Force for the last ten days​
Navy
:
No changes in the Navy for the last ten days​
Politics / International:
Spanish Civil War Progress:
Republicans (Surrender Progress / NU): 21,5 / 99,8
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 20,0 / 99,8
SSCSCW01-9.png

The northern pocket has been cut in half, fingers crossed no republican troops found themselves cut off from supplies.
There seems to be a thrust by the Republicans towards Burgos, we wish them good luck.
The large southern pocket remained mostly stable, without a full collapse, nor a relieving breakthrough.
SIno-Japanese War Progress
Nationalist China (Surrender Progress / NU): 23,8 / 69,9
Shanxi (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 70,2
Japan (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 70,0
SSCSJW01-9.png

During these first few days of the war the Japanese took both Bieping with it's strategic Air Base, and Tianjin with it's large Port.
There have been no amphibious landings yet.
On the Shanxi front they seem to be losing right now, but this may change soon with the reinforcements pulled from our Manchurian border.
Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 166 / 215
War Economy has been adopted as the new Economic Policy, construction of 7 new IC has begun. Spending on the new destroyers, reinforcements, and upgrades have all been slightly increased.

IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 7,54 / 136,95
Reinforcement: 7,00 / 63,55 (Some divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 5,21 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 107,15 / 108,28
Consumer Goods: 93,31 / 93,31
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 55.787 tonnes +
Rares: 21.632 tonnes +
Crude: 27.431 barrels +
Supplies: 45.726 tonnes +
Fuel: 54.883 Barrels +
Money: 2.249 -​
Intelligence
:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 1 / 0
Other: 10 / 0 / 0 / 5
Total: 30 / 0 / 1 / 5
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,47
'German Intervention team' / Reserve: 8
We have started limiting LS expenditure on spies because the immediate need for new spies is gone (No more need to drive up German threat)
Research:
Supply Production 2 research completed, research on the next stage, Supply Production 3, has started
Leadership:
Research: 19,60
Espionage: 0,47
Diplomacy: 0,01
Officers: 0
Total: 20,07
See Intelligence
Statistics:
National Unity: 81,755 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 56,95 (-15,59) Marco Polo Incident -> Sino-Japanese War
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.224.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 166.800 Men
To mobilize(need): 802.600 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)
Party Popularity:
- Communist Party: 33 (-5)
- Trotskyite: 22 (-4)
- Bukharinite: 12 (+2)

- Octobrist: 9 (+3)
- Trudoviks: 2 (-2)
- Social-Revolutionary: 2 (+1)
- Kadets: 1 =

- Tsarists: 8 (+1)
- NTS: 6 (+2)
- POA: 6 (+3)
Meddling by foreign spies has helped the political right quite a bit, even though these parties are only barely organised. This popularity comes at the cost of a, not yet catastrophic, loss in Ruling party popularity, this situation should be watched closely...
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 43 (+0,01)
- Trotskyite: 17,10 (-0,1)
- Bukharinite: 12,10 (-0,1)

- Octobrist: 12,60 (-0,1)
- Trudoviks: 9,20 (-0,1)
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,10 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,40 (-0.02)
- NTS: 0,0 =
- POA: 0,0 =​

This Information is accurate on the morning of the 1st of September 1937, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

'Odin'
 
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The 1st of September 1937, Just outside Vologda, -1,4°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the soviet union for the ten day period between the 13rd of August and the 1st of September 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
6 new AT Regiments were deployed: 53, 56, 45, 44 PtP to 19, 217, 89, 120 SD, IX & X SK, 6ya Armiya, 3rd AG, Brjansk HQ. 57 and 58 PtP to 42 and 49 SD, XI SK, 7ya Armiya, 3rd AG, Brjansk HQ.
Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included:
Frontline troops: 436 / 1.308.000
Support troops: 64 / 64.000
Total fighting troops: 500 / 1.372.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 550 / 1.398.000
Officers: 50.871 / 55.350 needed / 91,908%
Active Leaders: 121 / 0 Reserve
Production has started on 5 new AT regiments equipped with the same 76.2mm ZiS3E
Air Force
:
No changes in the Air Force for the last ten days​
Navy
:
No changes in the Navy for the last ten days​
Politics / International:
Spanish Civil War Progress:
Republicans (Surrender Progress / NU): 21,5 / 99,8
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 20,0 / 99,8
View attachment 251619
The northern pocket has been cut in half, fingers crossed no republican troops found themselves cut off from supplies.
There seems to be a thrust by the Republicans towards Burgos, we wish them good luck.
The large southern pocket remained mostly stable, without a full collapse, nor a relieving breakthrough.
SIno-Japanese War Progress
Nationalist China (Surrender Progress / NU): 23,8 / 69,9
Shanxi (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 70,2
Japan (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 70,0
View attachment 251620

During these first few days of the war the Japanese took both Bieping with it's strategic Air Base, and Tianjin with it's large Port.
There have been no amphibious landings yet.
On the Shanxi front they seem to be losing right now, but this may change soon with the reinforcements pulled from our Manchurian border.
Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 166 / 215
War Economy has been adopted as the new Economic Policy, construction of 7 new IC has begun. Spending on the new destroyers, reinforcements, and upgrades have all been slightly increased.

IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 7,54 / 136,95
Reinforcement: 7,00 / 63,55 (Some divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 5,21 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 107,15 / 108,28
Consumer Goods: 93,31 / 93,31
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 55.787 tonnes +
Rares: 21.632 tonnes +
Crude: 27.431 barrels +
Supplies: 45.726 tonnes +
Fuel: 54.883 Barrels +
Money: 2.249 -​
Intelligence
:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 1 / 0
Other: 10 / 0 / 0 / 5
Total: 30 / 0 / 1 / 5
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,47
'German Intervention team' / Reserve: 8
We have started limiting LS expenditure on spies because the immediate need for new spies is gone (No more need to drive up German threat)
Research:
Supply Production 2 research completed, research on the next stage, Supply Production 3, has started
Leadership:
Research: 19,60
Espionage: 0,47
Diplomacy: 0,01
Officers: 0
Total: 20,07
See Intelligence
Statistics:
National Unity: 81,755 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 56,95 (-15,59) Marco Polo Incident -> Sino-Japanese War
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.224.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 166.800 Men
To mobilize(need): 802.600 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)
Party Popularity:
- Communist Party: 33 (-5)
- Trotskyite: 22 (-4)
- Bukharinite: 12 (+2)

- Octobrist: 9 (+3)
- Trudoviks: 2 (-2)
- Social-Revolutionary: 2 (+1)
- Kadets: 1 =

- Tsarists: 8 (+1)
- NTS: 6 (+2)
- POA: 6 (+3)
Meddling by foreign spies has helped the political right quite a bit, even though these parties are only barely organised. This popularity comes at the cost of a, not yet catastrophic, loss in Ruling party popularity, this situation should be watched closely...
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 43 (+0,01)
- Trotskyite: 17,10 (-0,1)
- Bukharinite: 12,10 (-0,1)

- Octobrist: 12,60 (-0,1)
- Trudoviks: 9,20 (-0,1)
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,10 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,40 (-0.02)
- NTS: 0,0 =
- POA: 0,0 =​

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Thanks for the last few updates. I think the abbreviation of unchanged military states is good and the addition of extra dialogue sparks the stats up a bit too. Of course you will have more to write about once you start going to war yourself!
 
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Thanks for the last few updates. I think the abbreviation of unchanged military states is good and the addition of extra dialogue sparks the stats up a bit too. Of course you will have more to write about once you start going to eat yourself!

I'll be gone for a week, but I will be back with more updates. Thanks for the feedback, I try to keep improving the format as I go along, glad it works, nothing is set in stone.
 

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Btw, I edited my last post (done in haste on a phone with autocorrect on :rolleyes:). I'd meant to say going to 'war' yourself :)
 
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The 11th of September 1937, Just outside Vologda, 1,8°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the soviet union for the ten day period between the 2nd and the 11th of September 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
A tank Destroyer Regiment, 5. SAUP was deployed to reinforce Maj. General Bochenkov's 198. MSP, XXVIII MSK, 2ya Tankovaya Armiya, AAG, STAVKA.
52., and 53. Strelkovaya Diviziya (
Infx3, AT) have been deployed to Lt. General Gorbatov's VIII SK, 4ya Armiya, 2nd AG, STAVKA. This means VIII SK now has five SD under it's command. (85. 34. 37. 52. & 53. SD)
Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included:
Frontline troops: 442 / 1.326.000
Support troops: 67 / 67.000
Total fighting troops: 509 / 1.393.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 561 / 1.419.000
Officers: 50.871 / 56.250 needed / 90,437%
Active Leaders: 121 / 0 Reserve
Production started on another TD Regiment.
Production has also started on equipment for two more Infx3, AT divisions, 61. and 64. SD.
Air Force
:
No changes in the Air Force for the last ten days​
Navy
:
No changes in the Navy for the last ten days​
Politics / International
:
Spanish Civil War Progress:
Republicans (Surrender Progress / NU): 21,5 / 99,7
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 60,1 / 99,7
Somehow the Nationalist Surrender progress has reached 60,1% even tough on this snapshot of the front lines the Republicans only control 30% of their VP's.
SSCSCW11-9.png

The northern pocket holds strong.

The thrust by the Republicans towards Burgos, is moving forwards slowly.
The large southern pocket managed to capture Sevilla, still no relieving breakthrough, but it seems to have enough supplies anyway.

SIno-Japanese War Progress
Nationalist China (Surrender Progress / NU): 23,8 / 69,9
Shanxi (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 70,2
Japan (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 70,0
SSCSJW11-9.png

The Japanese managed to cross the Hai River along the coast.
There have been no amphibious landings yet.
On the Shanxi front they seem to be losing right now, the reinforcements pulled from our Manchurian border still haven't arrived.
Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 8,18 / 133,85
Reinforcement: 6,37 / 52,19 (Some divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 7,18 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 107,14 / 108,29
Consumer Goods: 93,31 / 93,31
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 56.391 tonnes +
Rares: 21.795 tonnes +
Crude: 27.798 barrels +
Supplies: 45.623 tonnes -
Fuel: 55.640 Barrels +
Money: 2.214 -​
Intelligence
:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
Other: 9 / 0 / 1 / 5
Total: 29 / 0 / 1 / 5
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,37
Reserve: 9
We continue limiting LS expenditure on spies because the immediate need for new spies is gone (No more need to drive up German threat)
Research
:
No research completed, no new research started
Leadership:
Research: 19,70
Espionage: 0,37
Diplomacy: 0,01
Officers: 0
Total: 20,07​
See Intelligence
Statistics
:
National Unity: 81,775 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 56,89 (-0,06)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.209.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 153.700 Men
To mobilize(need): 804.600 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
No changes to Party Popularity:
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 43,31 (+0,31)
- Trotskyite: 17,10 =
- Bukharinite: 12,10 =

- Octobrist: 12,60 =
- Trudoviks: 9,20 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,10 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,43 (-0.03)
- NTS: 0,0 =
- POA: 0,0 =
Foreign meddling is back, but as long as these foreign spies help the Ruling Party more than the Tsarists I'm not too worried...

This Information is accurate on the morning of the 11th of September 1937, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

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The 21st of September 1937, Just outside Vologda, 1,1°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the soviet union for the ten day period between the 12th and the 21st of September 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
No changes in the Air Force for the last ten days​
Air Force:
No changes in the Air Force for the last ten days​
Navy:
No changes in the Navy for the last ten days
Politics / International:
Spanish Civil War Progress:
Republicans (Surrender Progress / NU): 28,6 / 99,7 Loss of Malaga
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 60,1 / 99,7
Somehow the Nationalist Surrender progress has reached 60,1% even tough on this snapshot of the front lines the Republicans only control 30% of their VP's.
SSCSCW21-9.png

The northern pocket expanded to the east.
The Nationalists are also getting dangerously close to
Barcelona and Tarragona.
The thrust by the Republicans towards
Burgos, has turned towards the Portuguese border, it is now only one province away from cutting off all Nationalist divisions south of it, who would all have to be supplied through the, admittedly large, port of Cartagena.
Nationalist troops broke through to Malaga in the south
The Republicans managed to shut the door behind them, still no relieving breakthrough, but it seems they have enough supplies anyway.

SIno-Japanese War Progress
Nationalist China (Surrender Progress / NU): 23,9 / 69,8 (-0,2) It seems Japan has some naughty spies...
Shanxi (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 70,2
Japan (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 70,0
SSCSJW21-9.png

The Japanese continue to expand south of the Hai River further inland.
There have been no amphibious landings yet.
The Shanxi front seems to have stabilised, but only after Shanxi cut in two the Japanese held area between Manchurias we can see a newly arrived Cavalry division is attempting to retake some of the lost territory
Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 8,34 / 132,89
Reinforcement: 6,34 / 50,04 (Some divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 8,11 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 107,14 / 108,29
Consumer Goods: 93,09 / 93,09
The increase in NU together with the lowering of Neutrality are finally having an effect on the amount of consumer goods needed to keep everyone happy.
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 56.976 tonnes +
Rares: 21.958 tonnes +
Crude: 28.058 barrels +
Supplies: 45.406 tonnes -
Fuel: 56.142 Barrels +
Money: 2.181 -​
Intelligence
:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
Other: 9 / 0 / 0 / 3
Total: 29 / 0 / 0 / 4
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,26
Reserve: 9
We continue limiting LS expenditure on spies because the immediate need for new spies is gone (No more need to drive up German threat)
A lone German spy was caught in the Soviet Union, let's cheer for revenge...
Research
:
No research completed, no new research started
Leadership:
Research: 19,80
Espionage: 0,26
Diplomacy: 0,02
Officers: 0
Total: 20,07​
See Intelligence
Statistics
:
National Unity: 81,795 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 56,69 (-0,2)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.207.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 141.600 Men
To mobilize(need): 893.000 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
No changes to Party Popularity:
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 43,44 (+0,13)
- Trotskyite: 17,10 =
- Bukharinite: 12,10 =

- Octobrist: 12,60 =
- Trudoviks: 9,20 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,10 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,44 (+0.01)
- NTS: 0,0 =
- POA: 0,0 =
Foreign meddling still, but as long as these foreign spies help the Ruling Party more than the Tsarists I'm not too worried...
This Information is accurate on the morning of the 21st of September 1937, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

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The 1st of October 1937, Just outside Vologda, 2,0°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the soviet union for the ten day period between the 22nd of September and the 1st of October 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
A regiment of Armoured Cars, 8. BAP was deployed to reinforce Maj. General Marchenkov's 7. KD, II KD, 2ya Tankovaya Armiya, AAG, STAVKA.
Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included:
Frontline troops: 442 / 1.326.000
Support troops: 68 / 68.000
Total fighting troops: 510 / 1.394.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 561 / 1.420.000
Officers: 50.871 / 56.350 needed / 90,277%
Active Leaders: 121 / 0 Reserve
Production started on another AC Regiment.
Air Force
:
No changes in the Air Force for the last ten days​
Navy
:
No changes in the Navy for the last ten days​
Politics / International
:
Spanish Civil War Progress:
Republicans (Surrender Progress / NU): 28,6 / 99,7
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 60,1 / 99,7
SSCSCW01-10.png

The northern pocket expanded even more to the east.
The Nationalists getting dangerously close to
Barcelona and Tarragona were cut off from their supplies.
The thrust by the Republicans towards Portugal, was also cut off, it is only one province though, let's hope there aren't too many men in there.
There has been little movement in the south.

SIno-Japanese War Progress
Nationalist China (Surrender Progress / NU): 27,9 / 69,8 Loss of Baoding
Shanxi (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 70,2
Japan (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 69,9
SSCSJW01-10.png

The Japanese continue to expand south of the Hai River further inland, now capturing Baoding.
There have been no amphibious landings yet.
The Shanxi front advances are being slowly pushed back as reinforcements are arriving.
Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 8,84 / 129,81
Reinforcement: 6,01 / 44,15 (Some divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 7,70 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 107,07 / 108,22
Consumer Goods: 93,09 / 93,09
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 57.561 tonnes +
Rares: 22.121 tonnes +
Crude: 28.186 barrels +
Supplies: 45.023 tonnes -
Fuel: 56.286 Barrels +
Money: 2.149 -​
Intelligence
:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 1
Other: 9 / 0 / 0 / 2
Total: 29 / 0 / 0 / 3
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,26
Reserve: 10​
Research
:
No research completed, no new research started
No changes to LS distribution​
Statistics
:
National Unity: 81,815 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 56,59 (-0,1)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.204.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 127.700 Men
To mobilize(need): 780.700 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
Party Popularity:
- Communist Party: 31 (-2)
- Trotskyite: 22 =
- Bukharinite: 11 (-1)

- Octobrist: 11 (+2)
- Trudoviks: 2 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 4 (+2)
- Kadets: 2 (+1)

- Tsarists: 9 (+1)
- NTS: 0 (-6)
- POA: 8 (+2)
The NTS, a fascist party with no organisation just vanished from the popularity charts, maybe Italian spies stopped supporting it... Sadly the profit from this collapse went to the Tsarist faction, the National-Socialist faction (POA), and the Social Conservative faction (Octobrists). Now we have a fractured government again, because of the increased popularity of these 'Octobrists'. Our spies have started increasing ruling party organisation again, from it's already very high level, in hopes of countering this threat.
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 43,50 (+0,06)
- Trotskyite: 17,00 (-0,1)
- Bukharinite: 12,00 (-0,1)

- Octobrist: 12,50 (-0,1)
- Trudoviks: 9,10 (-0,1)
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,00 (-0,1)
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,30 (-0.14)
- NTS: 0,0 =
- POA: 0,0 =​
How this happens is unclear but I keep winning the Party Organisation battle by a landslide, only to lose, or narrowly win, the Popularity battle. Back to another month of 'fractured government' sic... Maybe spies messing with my political landscape again?
This Information is accurate on the morning of the 1st of October 1937, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

'Odin'
 
11th of October 1937, 'Odin',10-day report #28

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The 11th of October 1937, Just outside Vologda, 1,8°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the soviet union for the ten day period between the 2nd and the 11th of October 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
No changes in the Army for the last ten days
Air Force:
No changes in the Air Force for the last ten days​
Navy
:
No changes in the Navy for the last ten days​
Politics / International
:
Spanish Civil War Progress:
Republicans (Surrender Progress / NU): 28,6 / 99,7
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 60,2 / 99,6 (-0.1) Republican spies are slowly driving down Nationalist Unity
SSCSCW 11-10.png

The northern pocket continues it's eastward expansion towards Bilbao and Burgos.
The Nationalists cut off in the Pyrenees aren't moving anytime soon.
Republicans managed to gain ground towards the south, they are now one province away from cutting off
Cartagena from Burgos, and linking up with the southern pocket.
There has been little movement in the south, worryingly the nationalists managed to expand their hold around
Malaga.
SIno-Japanese War Progress
Nationalist China (Surrender Progress / NU): 31,9 / 69,8 Loss of Jinan
Shanxi (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 70,2
Japan (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 69,9
SSCSJW 11-10.png

The Japanese continue to expand south of the Hai River, this time along the coast, now capturing Jinan and it's largish air Base. They have also reached the outskirts of the Port city of Qingdao.
The Shanxi troops have been entirely pushed back to their starting position, no advances yet by the Japanese.

There have been no amphibious landings yet.
Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 9,00 / 129,63
Reinforcement: 5,85 / 42,11 (Some divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 8,38 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 107,07 / 108,22
Consumer Goods: 93,09 / 93,09
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 58.146 tonnes +
Rares: 22.287 tonnes +
Crude: 28.363 barrels +
Supplies: 44.467 tonnes -
Fuel: 56.814 Barrels +
Money: 2.119 -​
Intelligence
:
Spy numbers, spies in (active / added / lost / caught by us):
France (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
{ Germany (/): 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 }​
UK (Tech Espionage / Counterespionnage): 10 / 0 / 0 / 0
Other: 8 / 0 / 1 / 5
Total: 28 / 0 / 1 / 5
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,26
Reserve: 10​
Research
:
Operational Level Command Structure Level 2 completed
Research started on a new
Artillery Barrel design, together with improved ammunition (Level 4).
No changes to LS distribution​
Statistics
:
National Unity: 81,819 (+0,004)
Neutrality: 56,51 (-0,08)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.202.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 118.600 Men
To mobilize(need): 772.000 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
No changes to Party Popularity:
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 43,96 (+0,46)
- Trotskyite: 17,00 =
- Bukharinite: 12,00 =

- Octobrist: 12,50 =
- Trudoviks: 9,10 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,02 (+0,02)
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,30 =
- NTS: 0,0 =
- POA: 0,0 =
The short boost to Ruling Party Organisation is seen here paying it's dividends.
We see some spies are helping the Social-Revolutionaries, that's a first...

This Information is accurate on the morning of the 11th of October 1937, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

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Interesting you spend so much time and effort on the politics; I don't worry about fractured government; basically I tend to ignore it except for boosting NU. Do you find it all has an appreciable and worthwhile effect? Are the benefits worth the time and LS expended?
 

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Interesting you spend so much time and effort on the politics report worry about fractured government; basically I tend to ignore it except for boosting NU. Do you find it all has an appreciable and worthwhile effect? Are the benefits worth the time and LS expended?

The domestic spies are in place anyway so it's not so much LS spending as using what is already in place. The benefits are slight, even lower than I thought, but as my Press law is Propaganda Press(this is not only historically accurate (I consider going with free press to raise NU a bit gamey as SU), but it is also needed to catch at least some of the spies undermining our progress), Raising NU isn't much more effective, especially when the fractured Government modifier is in place. So whenever the FG modifier appears, I spend 1/5 of my domestic spies on Support Ruling Party (3/5 on Counterespionage, 1/5 on NU), and this has a noticeable effect on Ruling Party Organisation, this somehow doesn't fully translate into popularity(not even close, from what I have seen in this game). The 'worry' is more of an interest into the game dynamics, in this case I always assumed raising Organisation would translate to popularity quite quickly, but it seems to be more complex than that. If I really wanted to go political, I would spend more on spies to send them abroad to mess with other countries' politics.

Like you said earlier, there isn't that much else to worry/think about right now, my production strategy is pretty clear in my head (mostly IC for as long as it will pay for itself before Barbarossa), and research is just constant slight adjustments of priorities. I'm really just keeping an eye on everything, but mostly on foreign wars, and unexpected political problems... One day there will be a real close up war to worry about, and I will forget all about politics...