The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Now that you've given me such a smooth way to integrate an american character I really can't back down...Huzzah to that! An American LO once the SU joins the war?
Chuckleworthy indeed, though it's not that far from the truth. (see upcoming update)A chuckleworthy scenario - Htller decides to back up his Japanese partners by a DOW on the US.
I don't know how we could really motivate the Americans to do more in this case, they already lost Guam, and there is no sign of real change. Especially alarming is the total lack of (significant) US-Japan naval action, meaning that, for now, the IJN is uncontested in the Eastern Pacific and the South China Sea, at least.I don't like the fact that the Japanese are so active and the Americans seem to be sleeping! If they are not stopped soon the Americans will have to spend time, material, and men just to get back to what they started out with! Guam! They lost Guam! If the Japanese base aircraft and warships there they can cover a lot of approaches to Japan and the China Sea.
Will somebody tell the Americans to get off their (censored) and get a move on! Or is this some kind of plot to allow the Japanese freedom in the Soviet Far East?
That does seem appropriate.New heavy tanks, rejoice! And more VDV too! I shall get the vodka right away
I guess they have been too busy arranging secret talks, on Battleships, about joining the Allies, to actually send the USN into the Pacific in a timely manner... after all they had to show their navy to the British guests before deploying it...The US seems to be awfully dormant. Suppose the giant is a heavy sleeper? Either way, unless the USN does something, soon, the Pacific war may end up going all wrong for them.
Congrats!I will be heading out of town for my wedding
The caption has been corrected... I should have looked at a map, and not gone off the address of the Theatre... I would be interested in a picture from the same spot today, it's always interesting to see how things have changed, I don't mind waiting a week for it. Have a great wedding and many years of happy marriage to follow it.I have to correct you on the picture: the road pictured, going forward, is in fact Mannerheimintie. Pohjoisesplanadi is perpendicular to it and travels to the right from that perspective, behind the Swedish theatre. Actually, I could even get a picture from (roughly) the same spot later today, if anyone is interested, although it will take me a week to deliver it most likely since I will be heading out of town for my wedding I shall see if I can report from the road as the demands on my time allow.
I have no idea why the Italians left Athens void of troops, I distinctly remember troops being present in Greece before, but now that this happened, I checked, and none of their troops were present in Greece when our Carrier Fleet sailed by on the 4th of November... They have had no rebellions... yet, but if were playing as Italy, I wouldn't have taken the chance. It is possible, though, that the Italians lost troops they were transporting to Garrison Greece to the Royal Navy...The world has clearly gone mad! Why would the Italians not garrison Greece? Do they not seem like a rebellious bunch to them? And why would Japan declare a war on the Brits, about the only country besides USA that can actually give them a run for their money in terms of naval combat? The world has gone so mad, it's affecting me too; I'm seeing Churchills!
If the Italians can't, or don't react to the Greek invasion quickly enough, especially if the Brits bring in reinforcements, then the Germans will have to divert troops to stop a large souther allied front from forming... At this point, Italy is more than pulling it's weight, as in, it's weighing down Germany as the latter has to keep putting out Italian Fires, and the former hasn't managed to cripple the Royal Navy or dominate the Med. In TTL, two nations may be held responsible for the loss of Nazi Germany, more than many larger nations... Norway, and Italy...As for the war: so, here it comes, much as we thought it would after the initial Japanese DOW. The wild card is how Germany will react. Especially with those other distractions.
Yes, his superpowers are impressive, one wonders how he does it, though he'll probably never reveal his secrets...And Tri is developing almost supernatural powers in his ability to find Odin, wherever he may be
Pretty much, and it sure is.Hmmm... just had the wrong countries. Well that's interesting.
If necessary, we will throw our Lasso... but for now, we still believe them to be stupid enough to alk into it of their own volition.Things continue to travel pretty well. The Germans, looking over their shoulders all the time, may trip and fall head first into your Russian Bear Pit! Even if you eventually need to lasso them into it.
A challenge indeed, we now know the most basic Carrier Doctrine, and it took more than half a year to devise it... at this rate, we can never catch up...Good news on the carrier doctrine. Maybe they will one day have to fight the RN or USN. Now that would be a challenge.
As long as the fellow is silver-headed, decrepit & grumpy...and very wise...sort-of.
<LOL> Typewriters are type-tapping all over the world."The world stage ... has been crazy today, ... I keep getting ... messages, ... maps, reports. ... Things are ... happening all ... over the place.... Let me catch ... my breath ... first, ... and I'll ... start ... from the ... beginning...
The Bypass-Island-hop strategy...in action. "Forget Wake; Midway has Radar!"Bypassing Wake Island, the Imperial Japanese Navy has taken possession of Midway Island
No significant naval clashes have happened, yet.