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Thanks for the explanation - i am currently running a game where I'm taking a right wing autocracy to join the Comintern and it already seems to be affecting the political popularity noticeably. And that has been without any effect from me trying to affect the politics and without any discernible foreign interference. Also something of an experiment to see what happens. And whether it eventually provokes a change in government or ministers available.
 
21st of October 1937, 'Odin', 10-day report #29

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The 21st 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 12th and the 21st of October 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
The core of a new Motorised Rifle Division (15. MSD 2xMot ) was deployed to Lt. General Trofimenko's XIV MSK (previously XIV SK), 7ya Armiya, 3rd Army Group, Brjansk HQ. No suitable leaders are available to lead this new division...
Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included:
Frontline troops: 444 / 1.332.000
Support troops: 68 / 68.000
Total fighting troops: 512 / 1.400.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 564 / 1.426.000
Officers: 50.871 / 56.550 needed / 89,958 %
Active Leaders: 121 / 0 Reserve
Production started on 2 single Mot Regiments, to give both 7., and 15. MSD a third Motorised Rifle 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
:
On the 12th of October, Stalin, our great leader called with an unexpected question...
He explained that Kalinin had received a letter from
Jambyn Lhümbe, the Mongolian Armaments minister asking whether they could build a wing of our Sukhoi Su-2 Ivanov Close Air Support Aircraft, the letter was co-signed by Ulanhu, their Chief of the Air Force, who was obviously bored out of his mind, Mongolia not having a single plane in it's 'Air Force'. The proposal was that they would pay us 14.9 Million Roubles, and in exchange we would help them build 100 Su-2 planes in their factories.
The committee found that, Mongolia being an Allied Socialist Republic, this was a good idea.
The next day the papers were signed, Mongolia would get it's planes, eventually... Mongolia has only 12 available Industrial Complexes, and later it was discovered that they have a similar deal for 200 serial built Communist Chinese Tactical Bombers. Needless to say it will be some time before any Mongolian SU-2's are deployed.

su2-2[1].gif
One of the plans we sent the Mongolians to help them build our Su-2's.
Spanish Civil War Progress:
Republicans (Surrender Progress / NU): 28,6 / 99,7
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 60,2 / 99,6
SSCSCW21-10.png

The northern pocket has stabilised.
Republicans managed to gain some more ground towards the south, they are still one province away from cutting off
Cartagena from Burgos, and linking up with the southern pocket.
The Republicans have arrived right next to
Burgos, in other news the Nationalists reached the outskirts of Madrid again...
The nationalists have achieved no further gains around
Malaga.
SIno-Japanese War Progress
Nationalist China (Surrender Progress / NU): 31,9 / 69,8
Shanxi (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 70,2
Japan (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 69,9
SSCSJW21-10.png

The Japanese continue to expand south of the Hai River, again further inland. They still haven't captured the Port city of Qingdao.
Japanese troops advanced into Shanxi territory and have reached the outskirts of
Taiyuan, the Shanxi capital.
There have been no amphibious landings yet.
Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 8,47 / 128,72
Reinforcement: 4,99 / 37,86 (Some divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 8,02 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 108,45 / 109,62
Consumer Goods: 93,09 / 93,09
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 58.731 tonnes +
Rares: 22.461 tonnes +
Crude: 28.623 barrels +
Supplies: 43.882 tonnes -
Fuel: 57.246 Barrels +
Money: 2.101 -​
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 / 1 / 1 / 0
Other: 8 / 0 / 0 / 4
Total: 28 / 1 / 1 / 4
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,26
Reserve: 9​
Research
:
Interception Tactics Level 2 and Assault Concentration Level 2 completed.
Research started on a the development of a new type of plane, the
Multi-Role Fighter.
Research of
Schwerpunkt Level 2 has also begun.
No changes to LS distribution​
Statistics
:
National Unity: 81,839 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 56,30 (-0,21)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.198.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 106.900 Men
To mobilize(need): 765.200 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
No changes to Party Popularity:
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 44 (+0,04)
- Trotskyite: 16,90 (-0,1)
- Bukharinite: 11,90 (-0,1)

- Octobrist: 12,40 (-0,1)
- Trudoviks: 9,10 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,00 (-0,02)
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,30 =
- NTS: 0,0 =
- POA: 0,0 =
Nothing of note really
This Information is accurate on the morning of the 21st of October 1937, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

'Odin'
 
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The 28th of October 1937, Moscow's Bykovo Airport, 1,0°C, 5am Moscow Time

I was about to get on a prototype Lisunov Li-2, Stalin's current official plane. The plane was flying 'empty' to Jaroslavl, and I thought I'd hitch a ride, with pilots being used to carrying non-existing passengers, it wasn't a big deal. 'Chteyre' ' and 'Piat' ' had the same idea, as a meeting was planned in our compound near Vologda in a couple of days, they were both on leave from respectively the VVS, and the Navy.

Just as I was stepping on board, a technician motioned me from a telephone on the hangar wall. A bit angry at whoever was calling for holding up the flight, which might draw attention to our presence, I took the horn:

'Shest' ' was on the other end of the telephone, and he yelled:


THEY'VE DONE IT THEY'VE STOLEN BRITISH TECHNOLOGY. Our KGB, our spies, after more than a year of trying, they finally got their hands on something. They stole the blueprints for the modified Gloster Gladiators the British use on their Aircraft Carriers, the Sea Gladiators

I still scolded him for his lack of procedure, but as I got on board of the plane I was happy. I quickly told 'Chteyre' ' and 'Piat' ' the good news, and both were very enthusiastic. Researching planes that could land on ships was always very low on our priority list, and now we have the know-how, simply by copying it. For the VVS this meant that we could now easily modify existing plane types for more naval roles, with the possibility of landing them on a hypothetical Carrier. For the navy this meant, firstly that the Chief of the Navy Voroshilov, would be very happy (He is a proponent of Carriers and power projection after all), and secondly that designing basic small carriers was within easy reach (An estimate put the research time at 206 days, for an average research team).


sgladiator-2[1].jpg

A grainy picture taken by one of our spies, as part of their study of the Sea Gladiator.


 
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The 31st of October 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 22nd and the 31st of October 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
A new 2xInf, TD unit was deployed to be directly commanded by Lt. General Shaposhnikov's V SK, 4ya Armiya, 2nd Army Group, STAVKA.
Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included:
Frontline troops: 446 / 1.338.000
Support troops: 69 / 69.000
Total fighting troops: 515 / 1.407.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 567 / 1.433.000
Officers: 50.871 / 56.850 needed / 89,483 %
Active Leaders: 121 / 0 Reserve
Production started on another 2xInf, TD Unit
Air Force
:
32. IAD was deployed to Maj. General Vorozheikin's III. IAD, hereby completing our third Wing of 400 planes.
VVS Numbers (Wings/Planes)
Interceptors: 12 / 1200
Close Air Support: 1 / 100
Single Engined: 13 / 1.300
Tactical Bomber: 4 / 400
Total Bombers: 5 / 500
Total VVS: 17 / 1.700
Active Leaders: 6 / 10 Reserve
Production has continued on the same Polikarpov I-16 inteceptors, the next 100 will form 36. IAD-PVO
Navy
:
No changes in the Navy for the last ten days
Politics / International:
Spanish Civil War Progress:
Republicans (Surrender Progress / NU): 28,7 / 99,6
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 20,0 / 99,6 Retaking of Sevilla
SSCSCW31-10.png

The northern pocket has grown by one province.
A breakthrough was achieved by the Republicans in the south cutting off
Cartagena from Burgos, and linking up with the southern pocket. The Republicans did lose Sevilla in the south to the Nationalists in the far South.
No movement around any of the capitals.
SIno-Japanese War Progress
Nationalist China (Surrender Progress / NU): 31,9 / 69,8
Shanxi (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 70,2
Japan (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 69,9
SSCSJW31-10.png

The Japanese continue to expand south of the Hai River. They still haven't captured the Port city of Qingdao, they are also just across the river from Zhengzhou.
Japanese troops advanced further into Shanxi territory and have enveloped
Taiyuan, the Shanxi capital, from three sides.
There have been no amphibious landings yet.
Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 8,99 / 126,75
Reinforcement: 4,69 / 33,10 (Some divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 8,12 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 108,22 / 109,39
Consumer Goods: 93,09 / 93,09
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 59.317 tonnes +
Rares: 22.635 tonnes +
Crude: 28.882 barrels +
Supplies: 43.380 tonnes -
Fuel: 57.798 Barrels +
Money: 2.066 -​
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
Blueprints for Carrier Aircraft Development were stolen from the UK by our spies. Doing their job for once...
Other: 8 / 0 / 0 / 6
Total: 28 / 0 / 0 / 7
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,26
Reserve: 10​
Research
:
Carrier Aircraft Development was stolen from the British. See Intelligence and previous post.
No changes to LS distribution
Statistics
:
National Unity: 81,859 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 56,13 (-0,17)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.193.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 97.700 Men
To mobilize(need): 760.900 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
No changes to Party Popularity:
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 44,20 (+0,2)
- Trotskyite: 16,90 =
- Bukharinite: 11,90 =

- Octobrist: 12,40 =
- Trudoviks: 9,10 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,00 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,30 =
- NTS: 0,0 =
- POA: 0,0 =
Nothing of note really

This Information is accurate on the morning of the 31st of October 1937, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

'Odin'
 
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The 10th of November 1937, Just outside Vologda, -10,5°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the Soviet Union for the ten day period between the 1st and the 10th of October 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
No changes in the Army in 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): 28,7 / 99,6
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 20,0 / 99,6 Retaking of Sevilla
SSCSCW 10-11.png

The northern pocket has been shrunk.
In the Pyrenees two small pockets have been cut off by the Nationalists
The link with the southern pocket was broken.
Both sides managed to push the front away from their capital.
A pretty bad week for Republican Spain.
SIno-Japanese War Progress
Nationalist China (Surrender Progress / NU): 31,9 / 69,8
Shanxi (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 70,2
Japan (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 69,9
SSCSJW 10-11.png

The Japanese captured the Port city of Qingdao.
Japanese troops advanced further into Shanxi territory and have enveloped Taiyuan, the Shanxi capital, only a small corridor remains in Shanxi hands.
There have been no amphibious landings yet.

Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
Two Industrial complexes have started gearing up in the provinces of Tjumen, and Kurgan.
One more will be delivered tomorrow, then new construction will be evaluated, in the meantime, today some more factories will produce weapons for reinforcements, and to upgrade existing units. Some temporary idle factories have also chipped in to produce some parts of the Destroyer Flotilla under construction. It will be running at maximum efficiency for one full day!
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 166 / 215
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 14,91 / 126,54
Reinforcement: 7,74 / 32,81 (Some divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 8,33 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 99,49 / 99,49
Consumer Goods: 92,87 / 92,87
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 59.902 tonnes +
Rares: 22.808 tonnes +
Crude: 29.356 barrels +
Supplies: 43.366 tonnes -
Fuel: 58.899 Barrels +
Money: 2.031 -​

Intelligence
:
Absolutely no action in the kgb.​

Research
:
Research of Fighter Ground Crew Training Level 2 Completed, the team continued by researching CAS Ground Crew Training Level 2.
Somehow this doesn't lead to synergies, so the guys start over from scratch for CAS Ground Crews...

No changes to LS distribution​

Statistics
:
National Unity: 81,879 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 55,94 (-0,19)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.194.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 89.800 Men
To mobilize(need): 752.200 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
Party Popularity:
- Communist Party: 33 (+2)
- Trotskyite: 22 =
- Bukharinite: 6 (-5)

- Octobrist: 13 (+2)
- Trudoviks: 4 (+2)
- Social-Revolutionary: 3 (-1)
- Kadets: 2 (+1)

- Tsarists: 10 (+1)
- POA: 5 (-3)
The good news is the National-Socialist POA losing popularity quickly while our ruling party gains some back.
The bad news is that due to the continued popularity of the Octobrists, we still have a 'fractured government'
Considering the recent rise in organisation of our ruling party from just amicable foreign interference (we suspect the Mongolians), our domestic spies have been raising NU again, instead of Supporting the Ruling Party.
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 44,39 (+0,19)
- Trotskyite: 16,90 =
- Bukharinite: 11,90 =

- Octobrist: 12,40 =
- Trudoviks: 9,10 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,00 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,33 (+0.03)
- NTS: 0,0 =
- POA: 0,0 =
Probably Japanese spies at it again.

This Information is accurate on the morning of the 10th of November 1937, I hope it serves you well in fine-tuning your possible suggestions.

'Odin'
 
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Hmm Soviets carriers...now that would be something to see.:)
So should I go for Escort Carriers? because that just became a viable navy plan for little cost.
I guess the VVS research department (currently 4 slots) could lend a hand... Navy researchers are still busy improving tanks, of course...
We'll see, next time an Air Force Research slot is available, maybe...Now I'm tempted...
But Stalin, he would never be happy with pesky Escort Carriers... Fleet Carriers or nothing?
 

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So should I go for Escort Carriers? because that just became a viable navy plan for little cost.
I guess the VVS research department (currently 4 slots) could lend a hand... Navy researchers are still busy improving tanks, of course...
We'll see, next time an Air Force Research slot is available, maybe...Now I'm tempted...
But Stalin, he would never be happy with pesky Escort Carriers... Fleet Carriers or nothing?
I've not played the Soviets but I've read enough to remember, iirc, having a modern navy is a gamble because of needing to catch-up on all the ground-war techs and making sure you've a solid air-force. I'd have a lot of Interceptors, probably 7 or more wingsx3 and lots of CAS too.

I guess if you're good with the Naval-action and a good land general...maybe go for a couple of Fleet Carriers? I can't say I've read an AAR about a strong Soviet carrier-force.:D It might help you defend Soviet air-space too, if you're out off the coast supporting land battles. The RN, should knock out the German-Fleet but there's not guarantee.

I guess it all depends on what you want to risk. I'm okay with risking defeat if I can try something a little different but with the Soviets I doubt I would focus any time on the Navy, since Barbarossa is a pretty hairy beast. But you are HQ, and it's a tough call.:)
 
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The 20th of November 1937, Just outside Vologda, -10,5°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the Soviet Union for the ten day period between the 11th and the 20th of October 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
No changes in the Army in 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): 28,7 / 99,6
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 20,1 / 99,5
SSCSCW20-11.png

The northern pocket has grown again.
In the Pyrenees both sides are slowly digesting existing pockets...
The southern pocket was cut in two when Nationalists from the Malaga broke through to the Republicans towards the
Burgos-Cartagena Salient. The Republicans have managed to cut the Nationalist-controlled territory in two by linking the Madrid Area with the South-Western pocket.
SIno-Japanese War Progress
Nationalist China (Surrender Progress / NU): 39,7 / 69,9
Shanxi has been conquered by Japan.
Japan (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 69,9
SSCSJW20-11.png

Only Weihai is left for the Japanese to conquer on the Shandong peninsula. They have crossed the Yellow river, to the East and the west of Zhengzhou.
After the loss of Taiyuan, Shanxi surrendered unconditionally. Shanxi was immediately annexed by Japan.
There have been no amphibious landings yet.
Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
An Industrial Complex has started gearing up in the province of Kopeysk.
The two complexes in
Kurgan, and Tjumen have started some limited production
After extensive calculations it was considered viable to start construction on three new Industrial Complexes in
Kopeysk, Kurgan, and Tjumen.
With current laws and construction cost these factories will have paid for themselves by December 1940-January 1941.
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 167 (+1) / 217 (+2)
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 12,32 / 123,24
Reinforcement: 6,16 / 28,41 (A few divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 8,30 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 105,65 / 106,59
Consumer Goods: 92,87 / 92,87
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 60.479 tonnes +
Rares: 22.975 tonnes +
Crude: 30.043 barrels +
Supplies: 43.694 tonnes -
Fuel: 60.276 Barrels +
Money: 1.998 -​
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 / 1 / 1 / 0
Other: 8 / 0 / 0 / 4
Total: 28 / 1 / 1 / 4
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,26
Reserve: 9​
Research
:
No Research Completed, no research started, no changes to LS distribution.​
Statistics
:
National Unity: 81,899 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 53,14 (-1,80) Japan Annexed Shanxi see Politics / International
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.194.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 78.100 Men
To mobilize(need): 741.300 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
No changes to Party Popularity:
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 44,4 (+0,01)
- Trotskyite: 16,80 (-0,1)
- Bukharinite: 11,80 (-0,1)

- Octobrist: 12,30 (-0,1)
- Trudoviks: 9,00 (-0,1)
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,00 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,30 (-0,03)
- POA: 0,0 =​
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The 30th of November 1937, Just outside Vologda, -10,5°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the Soviet Union for the ten day period between the 21st and the 30th of November 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
5 new AT Regiments have been deployed to 86, 13, and 113 SD in Lt. General Gerasimov A.V.'s XI SK, and 2, and 11 SD in Lt. General Frolov's XII SK, 7ya Armiya, 3rd Army Group, Brjansk HQ.
Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included:
Frontline troops: 446 / 1.338.000
Support troops: 74 / 74.000
Total fighting troops: 520 / 1.412.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 572 / 1.438.000
Officers: 50.871 / 57.350 needed / 88,703 %
Active Leaders: 121 / 0 Reserve
Production started on another 5 AT Regiments

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): 28,7 / 99,6
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 20,1 / 99,5
SSCSCW30-11.png

Things in Spain are turning awry again.
The Coruna pocket is shrinking again.
The nationalist pocket in the Pyrenees was digested by the Republican Army
The southern pocket was cut in two when Nationalists from the Malaga broke through to the Republicans towards the Burgos-Cartagena Salient. The Nationalists managed to cut the South-Western pocket off again.
SIno-Japanese War Progress
Nationalist China (Surrender Progress / NU): 51,7 / 69,9 Loss of Zhengzhou.
Japan (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 69,9
SSCSJW30-11.png

Weihai and with it the entire Shandong peninsula was conquered.
Across the Yellow river, Zhengzhou was taken.
Some partisans have risen up in Shanyincheng.

There have been no amphibious landings yet.
Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
The three complexes in Kurgan, Tjumen, and Kopeysk have reached full production
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 169 (+2) / 219 (+2)
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 12,95 / 121,43
Reinforcement: 6,47 / 23,30 (A few divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 8,54 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 106,07 / 106,54
Consumer Goods: 93,51 / 93,51
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 61.038 tonnes +
Rares: 23.125 tonnes +
Crude: 30.835 barrels +
Supplies: 44.027 tonnes +
Fuel: 61.729 Barrels +
Money: 1.967 -​
Intelligence
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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 / 1 / 1 / 0
Other: 8 / 0 / 0 / 2
Total: 28 / 1 / 1 / 2
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,26
Reserve: 9​

Research
:
No Research Completed, no research started, no changes to LS distribution.

Statistics
:
National Unity: 81,919 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 52,91 (-0,23)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.189.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 66.600 Men
To mobilize(need): 733.300 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
No changes to Party Popularity:
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 44,6 (+0,2)
- Trotskyite: 16,80 =
- Bukharinite: 11,80 =

- Octobrist: 12,30 =
- Trudoviks: 9,00 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,00 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,30 =
- POA: 0,0 =​

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The 10th of December 1937, Just outside Vologda, -10,9°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the Soviet Union for the ten day period between the 1st and the 10th of December 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): 28,7 / 99,5
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,00 / 99,5 Retaking of La Coruna
SSCSCW10-12.png

Things in Spain are turning awry again.
The
La Coruna pocket is was shrunk to the point where it didn't cover La Coruna anymore.
The South is still cut in two, with the Western half without a Naval Base.
SIno-Japanese War Progress
Nationalist China (Surrender Progress / NU): 51,7 / 69,9 Loss of Zhengzhou.
Japan (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 69,9
SSCSJW10-12.png

South of the Yellow river, the Japanese expanded some more, they managed to take Pixian with it's Aluminium mines, and are close to Ankang with it's Horses.
The partisans who had risen up in
Shanyincheng have been dispersed by the IJA.
There have been no amphibious landings yet.
Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 169 / 219
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 12,95 / 121,06
Reinforcement: 6,47 / 21,58 (A few divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 8,48 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 106,07 / 106,54
Consumer Goods: 93,51 / 93,51
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 61.577 tonnes +
Rares: 23.269 tonnes +
Crude: 31.419 barrels +
Supplies: 44.244 tonnes +
Fuel: 63.065 Barrels +
Money: 1.948 -​
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 / 1 / 1 / 0
Other: 7 / 0 / 1 / 9
Total: 28 / 1 / 2 / 9
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,26
Reserve: 8​
Research
:
Fighter Targeting Focus 1 research finished,
The researchers started working on
Escort Carrier Technology
Trying to create a design for a ship, on which our new British-Inspired Carrier Aircraft will be able to land.
No changes to LS distribution.​
Statistics
:
National Unity: 81,939 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 52,83 (-0,08)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.186.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 54.500 Men
To mobilize(need): 721.500 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
Party Popularity:
- Communist Party: 34 (+1)
- Trotskyite: 23 (+1)
- Bukharinite: 2 (-4)

- Octobrist: 14 (+1)
- Trudoviks: 1 (-3)
- Social-Revolutionary: 3 =
- Kadets: 6 (+4)

- Tsarists: 8 (-2)
- POA: 8 (+3)
- NTS: 2 (+2)
The NTS Fascists are back, Government is still fractured, but the Ruling Communist Party gained some Popularity.
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 44,7 (+0,1)
- Trotskyite: 16,80 =
- Bukharinite: 11,80 =

- Octobrist: 12,30 =
- Trudoviks: 9,00 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,00 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,30 =
- POA: 0,0 =
- NTS: 0,0 =
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The 20th of December 1937, Just outside Vologda, -10,9°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the Soviet Union for the ten day period between the 11th and the 20th of December 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): 28,7 / 99,5
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,00 / 99,5
SSCSCW20-12.png

The La Coruna pocket seems to have stabilised, and they still have the large port of Ferrol to supply them.
The Republicans reached the Portuguese border in
Vitigudino, let us hope they can keep the door shut, causing possible supply problems for the Nationalists south of there.
The South is still cut in two, with the Western half still without a Naval Base.
SIno-Japanese War Progress
Nationalist China (Surrender Progress / NU): 51,7 / 69,9
Japan (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 69,9
SSCSJW20-12.png

South of the Yellow river, the Japanese expanded some more, they managed to take Ankang with it's Horses, they have also reached the city of Xi'an far inland, at the Westernmost edge of the front, and have managed to envelop it from two sides.
There have been no amphibious landings yet.

Industry:
Industry Numbers:
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 169 / 219
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 13,85 / 118,74
Reinforcement: 5,78 / 16,54 (A few divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 8,36 (We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 106,07 / 106,54
Consumer Goods: 93,29 / 93,29
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 62.115 tonnes +
Rares: 23.413 tonnes +
Crude: 32.115 barrels +
Supplies: 44.380 tonnes +
Fuel: 64.301 Barrels +
Money: 1.923 -​

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 / 1 / 1 / 1
Other: 7 / 0 / 0 / 1
Total: 28 / 1 / 1 /2
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,26
Reserve: 8​
Research:
Mobile Warfare 2 Research completed,
The researchers started working on better Anti-Tank Barrel & Sights (Level 3)

No changes to LS distribution.​

Statistics:
National Unity: 81,959 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 52,71 (-0,12)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.184.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 42.800 Men
To mobilize(need): 710.100 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
No changes to Party Popularity:
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 44,8 (+0,1)
- Trotskyite: 16,70 (-0,1)
- Bukharinite: 11,70 (-0,1)

- Octobrist: 12,20 (-0,1)
- Trudoviks: 8,90 (-0,1)
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,00 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,30 =
- POA: 0,0 =
- NTS: 0,0 =​

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The 30th of December 1937, Just outside Vologda, -10,9°C, 10am Moscow Time

Report on the state of the Soviet Union for the ten day period between the 21st and the 30th of December 1937,

by 'Odin'

Army:
2 new 3xInf, AT Divisions, 61, and 64. Strelkovaya DIviziya have been deployed to Lt. General Mostovenko's X SK, 6ya Armiya, 3rd Army Group, Brjansk HQ. He now has a full SK (Infantry Corps) with 5 3xInf, AT Divisions.
Army numbers (Brigades/Personnel) Reserves included:
Frontline troops: 452 / 1.356.000
Support troops: 76 / 76.000
Total fighting troops: 528 / 1.432.000
Headquarters: 52 / 26.000
Total Army Personnel: 580 / 1.458.000
Officers: 50.871 / 58.150 needed / 87,482 %
Active Leaders: 121 / 0 Reserve
Production started on another 2 3xInf, AT Divisions
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): 28,7 / 99,5
Nationalists (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,00 / 99,5
SSCSCW30-12.png

The La Coruna pocket has been crushed by the Nationalists
The Republicans at the Portuguese border in
Vitigudino, were cut off from all support by the Nationalists.
The Nationalists have reached
Madrid from the north again, and they are only one province away in the South. Nationalists taking Madrid could now easily cut off all Republican troops east of it.
The South is still cut in two, with the Western half still without a Naval Base.
This looks like the beginning of the end for the Republicans.
SIno-Japanese War Progress
Nationalist China (Surrender Progress / NU): 55,6 / 69,9 Capture of Xi'an.
Japan (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,0 / 69,9
SSCSJW30-12.png

South of the Yellow river, the Japanese expanded some more, they managed to take Xi'an. They are now halfway between the Yellow river and the Yangtze river and getting close to Hefei and Nanjing.
There have been no amphibious landings yet.
Industry
:
Industry Numbers:
Working Industrial Capacity / Available capacity: 170 / 221
2 new industrial complexes have started gearing up, in Omsk, and Blinkovo.
Construction has started on three new factories, in
Kyshtym, Zlatoust, and Argajas.
IC Usage: ( Allocated IC / Need )
Upgrades: 14,04 / 113,86
Reinforcement: 4,68 / 11,43 (A few divisions still have to reinforce following the 2 year draft policy)
Supplies: 0 / 9,12(We are currently importing 93,5 supplies every day)
Production: 108,36 / 108,84
Consumer Goods: 93,29 / 93,29
Stockpiles
Energy: Maximum
Metal: 62.649 tonnes +
Rares: 23.554 tonnes +
Crude: 32.701 barrels +
Supplies: 44.844 tonnes +
Fuel: 65.491 Barrels +
Money: 1.923 -​
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: 7 / 0 / 0 / 4
Total: 27 / 0 / 0 /5
Spy training leadership expenditure: 0,26
Reserve: 8​
Research
:
No Research completed, no new projects started
No changes to LS distribution.​
Statistics
:
National Unity: 81,979 (+0,02)
Neutrality: 52,51 (-0,20)
Dissent: 0,00 =
Manpower:
Available: 2.173.000 Men
To reinforce(need): 33.000 Men
To mobilize(need): 712.200 Men
Monthly gain: 30.800 Men (1 fully mobilised Infx3, AT Division every 11 days)​
No changes to Party Popularity:
Party Organisation:
- Communist Party: 45,0 (+0,2)
- Trotskyite: 16,70 =
- Bukharinite: 11,70 =

- Octobrist: 12,20 =
- Trudoviks: 8,90 =
- Social-Revolutionary: 2,00 =
- Kadets: 0,0 =

- Tsarists: 3,30 =
- POA: 0,0 =
- NTS: 0,0 =​
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The 28th of October 1937, Moscow's Bykovo Airport, 1,0°C, 5am Moscow Time

I was about to get on a prototype Lisunov Li-2, Stalin's current official plane. The plane was flying 'empty' to Jaroslavl, and I thought I'd hitch a ride, with pilots being used to carrying non-existing passengers, it wasn't a big deal. 'Chteyre' ' and 'Piat' ' had the same idea, as a meeting was planned in our compound near Vologda in a couple of days, they were both on leave from respectively the VVS, and the Navy.

Just as I was stepping on board, a technician motioned me from a telephone on the hangar wall. A bit angry at whoever was calling for holding up the flight, which might draw attention to our presence, I took the horn:

'Shest' ' was on the other end of the telephone, and he yelled:


THEY'VE DONE IT THEY'VE STOLEN BRITISH TECHNOLOGY. Our KGB, our spies, after more than a year of trying, they finally got their hands on something. They stole the blueprints for the modified Gloster Gladiators the British use on their Aircraft Carriers, the Sea Gladiators

I still scolded him for his lack of procedure, but as I got on board of the plane I was happy. I quickly told 'Chteyre' ' and 'Piat' ' the good news, and both were very enthusiastic. Researching planes that could land on ships was always very low on our priority list, and now we have the know-how, simply by copying it. For the VVS this meant that we could now easily modify existing plane types for more naval roles, with the possibility of landing them on a hypothetical Carrier. For the navy this meant, firstly that the Chief of the Navy Voroshilov, would be very happy (He is a proponent of Carriers and power projection after all), and secondly that designing basic small carriers was within easy reach (An estimate put the research time at 206 days, for an average research team).


View attachment 255777
A grainy picture taken by one of our spies, as part of their study of the Sea Gladiator.


Good job - some research pay dirt at last and not completely useless!
 
2nd of January 1938, New year's considerations and theft of CVL technology

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The 2nd of January 1938, Just outside Vologda, -10,8°C, 9am Moscow Time,

Our secret committee is working hard on proposals for the year to come, by the 9th of January Stalin expects results. The considerations on the table are the following:

-New available ministers, the debate is mostly about the merits of handing the portfolio of Armament Minister to Georgiy D. Bazilevich, an Infantry Proponent who could inspire our research teams to limit Infantry, and Militia Theory decay. Stalin himself is handling this portfolio now, his leadership leads to better efficiency in the supply network resulting in a 20% increase in available supplies.Also under investigation is what effect a Silent Lawyer would have with the Security portfolio.
-The other big topic is what to do with the officers put forward for their skill by their CO's for divisional command. A partial reshuffle of Army leadership will have to happen in order to incorporate these new leaders in the most efficient way.
-Some longer term plans are also under consideration, even possible annexation of some neighbours is being discussed.

During all this I got another call from 'Shest' ', this time respecting protocol, coding his message, he said:

They've done it again. Our KGB has managed to steal French blueprints for a basic Escort Carrier resembling the Hermes-Class Carriers of the UK, the French never built a ship of this type, they don't seem to have bothered to name the project, but with their plans we can. The craziest part seems to be that the spies coordinated as to have one team in Britain steal the plans for Carrier Aircraft, and the other in France stealing those for a Carrier... This might also be a coincidence.

A team of our researchers had been working for about a month on plans for a similar type of ship. They were overjoyed by this development, and immediately started looking into scaling up of this French design to make a design for a Fleet carrier.

HMS_Hermes_(95)_off_Yantai_China_c1931.jpg

An old 1931 picture of HMS Hermes off the coast of Yantai, China stolen by our British espionage team during their analysis of the Sea Gladiator. This is the kind of vessel we could potentially build now.

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Are you actually going to build a carrier? Where does the Committee plan to use them?
 

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Are you actually going to build a carrier? Where does the Committee plan to use them?
Well the research is being handed to me on a platter, 2/3 of the techs to get a fleet carrier were just stolen, at random, from the allies. I just feel like the soviets would have acted upon that, ie at least build 1 CVL, and maybe a CV (the 'Iosif Stalin', anyone?) The carrier would be of use against the Kriegsmarine, and/or the Italians, because it would be possible to keep non-carrier enemy fleets at bay while the CAGs hammer them till they sink (considering I have pretty fast escorts, for example CV+DDx6 should work). A further use could be as a mobile Air base for air support in the Black sea, and the Baltics especially. It would still be a side show of course. We'll see...
In my view one big advantage of the Carrier in this case is that much of the punch of my CV/CVL will depend on the CAG's Air techs/doctrines I would have researched anyway for CAS and Int fighting the Luftwaffe.
Considering the pace of Industrial expansion I think we can afford one CVL at least, the committee is planning to start construction on one once the last DD is built.
In the long term we might swarm the USN/IJN/RN with mass-produced large sort-of primitive carrier groups with very advanced planes, and just play the numbers game in the sky overhead. If my screens are fast enough it might even work against combined fleets... Fast cruiser fleets would still be a problem in the late game however...No naval strategy is perfect...
 

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Well the research is being handed to me on a platter, 2/3 of the techs to get a fleet carrier were just stolen, at random, from the allies. I just feel like the soviets would have acted upon that, ie at least build 1 CVL, and maybe a CV (the 'Iosif Stalin', anyone?) The carrier would be of use against the Kriegsmarine, and/or the Italians, because it would be possible to keep non-carrier enemy fleets at bay while the CAGs hammer them till they sink (considering I have pretty fast escorts, for example CV+DDx6 should work). A further use could be as a mobile Air base for air support in the Black sea, and the Baltics especially. It would still be a side show of course. We'll see...
In my view one big advantage of the Carrier in this case is that much of the punch of my CV/CVL will depend on the CAG's Air techs/doctrines I would have researched anyway for CAS and Int fighting the Luftwaffe.
Considering the pace of Industrial expansion I think we can afford one CVL at least, the committee is planning to start construction on one once the last DD is built.
In the long term we might swarm the USN/IJN/RN with mass-produced large sort-of primitive carrier groups with very advanced planes, and just play the numbers game in the sky overhead. If my screens are fast enough it might even work against combined fleets... Fast cruiser fleets would still be a problem in the late game however...No naval strategy is perfect...
Not an early Kiev class carrier? Only problem for the Stalin would be the need to make it the pride of the fleet (would anything less do) then having it sunk - a blow to regime standing :oops:.

But human wave carrier fleets late game? i like it! :)
 

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Seems like Mars wants you to have at least a few Red Carriers. :)

I wonder if you build a couple CVLs, will that increase the turn-around time on Fleet CVs? It should.
Mars works in mysterious ways, but in this case he has been pretty straightforward...

Yes it surely will, since they share the same practical, a CVL is worth +1,6 Carrier practical knowledge, and a CV +3,4. Moreover I have only one choice for Chief of the Navy, Mikhail V. Viktorov, who likes power projection (-25% Aircraft Carrier Practical Decay).

So this is the plan, by the end of January the Destroyers will be done and work will start on a single CVL, and maybe after that we can build a CV...
Naval construction will off course be very limited, ie one ship at a time until well into Barbarossa probably.