- Jul 16, 2019
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add a note or something but it would be hilarious
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.
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I'm definitely not Bullfilter (no offense to Colonel Bogafiltresi intended, of course). As I got the three messages, I just had this image in my head of the three ambassadors enunciating their respective country's DOW at exactly the same time. I simply had to share it. 'Tri' always was something of a funny one, so this really fit.Now this is frankly surprising. Not the triple declaration of war, nor the ambassadorial fumbling. No, what's surprising is slapstick humor and levity in such a serious AAR. Who do you think you AAR, Bullfilter?
I'm glad you appreciate my special attention for period automobiles.At the same time, I utterly respect the fact that even in the midst of slapstick and war declarations, the focal piece of this update is of course historical photographs and specifications of period-piece automobiles. Truly, our authAAR knows what is most important in life.
Your wish is my command.NO please don't
add a note or something but it would be hilarious
The Finnish SSR is doing just fine... The population is very happy to be kept safe from foreign agents, rabblerousers, and enemies of the people, by the NKGBF's Mounted Police force. See also the Finnish Partisans war (see summary), after that beating, they have kept quite calm, and the NKGBF was accordingly expanded to be able to deal with these fascist troublemakers on it's own. They are under a mild 'occupation regime', with a local government made up of local Communist collaborators. We actually have quite a few Finnish scientists working for the war effort, and the NKGBF is largely made up of good commmunist Finns, with Soviet officers. The old Finnish government sits in Berlin, yelling about how they're not traitors to their people, and they should get back control over 'their' 'country'...in other news how are the karelian russians(finns) doing?
As is noted in the GPW report, we have a single wing of Str doing some rather effective Log-bombing, a second wing will soon be deployed. I intend to expand on this capability. Also my army counts approximately 2.541.000 servicemen, including 64 HQs, but not including rear area duties, logistics, and officer training. (obviously)have you used logistical bombing and inverse pockets, I used these well with china, but I don't know too much about russia
the last time i did russia, i let the ai control the army, and they ALL died in estonia, all 1 million of them
you misspelled bodyThe Bulgarian Minister, without anything resembling a national auto-mobile industry, had the smallest car of the three, an Italian-built front wheel drive 1939 Lancia Aprilia 438 4-door sedan. This one is powered by a 1.5 liter 4-cylinder unit putting out a mere 49hp. Despite the significant power disadvantage, the Minister's driver had no trouble keeping up, as the Aprilia weighs in at 900 kg, and it's bodyk was the most streamlined of the three cars.
you misspelled berlinNow, if one of those three European Axis members were to declare war on the Soviet Union before the others, it would probably be viewed in a favourable light in Berling, and thus enjoy all kinds of special Germanic attention.
just noticed this, Thanks for keeping itLet's just say that the Hungarian Minister Plenipotentiary misspoke in a diplomatic gaffe of monumental proportions, the whole event was too confusing for him. I did nothing wrong, it's all this fictional Jozsef Kristoffy's fault. Obviously.
Leningrad HQ (Finland and Arctic front): 116.000how much on west how much on east?
In the game, it gives you bonuses, Corps level leaders give you increased reinforcement odds, Army HQ gives you an organisation bonus, Army Group HQ gives you a supply consumption bonus, and Theatre HQ gives you a stacking penalty bonus.also whats the point of a hq?
I guess even grammar nazi's make typo's... I'll rectify these grievous errors at once.soory as I am a grammar/ spelling nazi, But
My pleasure, It just makes the whole thing that little bit sillier.just noticed this, Thanks for keeping it
We have only 3 transports (1 more in production), the öresund is closed, and we can't spare enough forces for a full on second front right now, but other than that, sure. That will probably be something for 1943... I actually discussed an invasion through Denmark in an earlier comment.by the way, would it be possible to send in a strike force by navy, capping ports and Berlin from the sea to steal their resources, and possibly kill them years faster?
Romania is still neutral. I didn't take Bessarabia, so they don't actively want to fight the SU, but they don't like us either. Hungary did take Transylvania by event, so that helps to keep them away from the Axis. They don't seem ready to join the allies, with all Axis & Comintern neighbours, but they also don't particularly want to join any other faction for various reasons. I already reassigned a corps from the Romanian border to to the Hungarian front, leaving only a single corps in place.how about Romania, how are they politically?
I definitely thought of landing craft. No production licenses can be procured (our relations with the Allies aren't much good, there's not even any lend-lease going to the SU). The cost of developing landing craft is high in our current situation. We do have paratroopers and transports, as you know from the 'Operation 'Thor' ' update.can you get production licsences now, if so, why not upgrade to landing craft
there faster and stonger
Logistical bombing is working better than expected, and with two regiments of TB-3s we'll do almost twice the damage. That will surely piss off the Germans, which is always nice. Maloryta went from province filled with nice roads and railways, to one where one has to use horse-drawn carriages to carry supplies along the remains of what was once a nice little transport network. All in about 10 days, it beautiful...he results of the logistical bombing missions especially - those supplies and fuel are of vital importance to the Germans. Hungarians, Bulgarians, Italians...
I don't expect much from the Italians, they're bogged down in N Africa and the Med, and they haven't even dealt with the British Division in Athens.Italians are preoccupied with the North African adventure, I should think. In any case, both them and the Bulgarians need to move forces before they can start shooting, so that gives us some time. Hungarians, like the rest of this terrifying trio, are likely to have mostly second-rate troops available. Our troops shouldn't fare too badly against them. In fact, come to think of it, I doubt they have much in the way of AA in their units, our Assault Aviation Corps could wreak havoc on them... If we can get a couple more in the fight, that is.
I'm not sure whether the Bulgarians are actually going to do anything, as the war is pretty far from their doorstep. Unless, of course, we land troops in Bulgaria. In any case, the first order of business in the context of naval operations is to give our fleets the freedom to move, so the follow-up to 'Thor' has to happen first, so we can bunch together our transports and possibly do something on a larger scale, be it in the Baltic, the Black Sea, or even the Mediterranean. For an operation in Bulgaria, we could use the Mountaineers who are currently on the Turkish border.Bulgaria could also make a tempting target for an amphibious operation, with short supply lines through the Black Sea, relatively difficult terrain that would make holding a bridgehead relatively easy, and with the Bulgarians likely to move most of their troops to the main front.
Yes to all those reasons, Garrisons can be built extremely quickly, build-time is 45 days. They are excellent on the defensive, and they need only 30% as many officers (though if you count HQ's it's more than that.). The problem is that there's just no space in the production queue right now. A lot of stuff will be delivered in July, so we should be able to make some soon. Also, upgrade costs remain massive, but the big ticket items like Inf Small arms are most of the way there, so there should be a pretty rapid drop in the coming month. Priority goes, off course to reinforcements and supplies for the units already in the field. And that's becoming pretty expensive pretty quick. Less than half of IC is going into production, and we're still only upgrading 70% of units that can be upgraded right now... Priority goes to the German front, of course. Even if we train too many Garrison units, we can always upgrade the more experienced ones at a later date and make them into regulars. It's win-win really.With regards to training garrison units to replace the rifle corps currently entrenched in urban areas, I support the idea. At least for the cities still further out from the front. A rifle corps can be rotated in if it becomes apparent that city will end up on the front line in the near future, and garrison units are better than nothing in the case of a surprise breakthrough, yet wouldn't tie down a full rifle corps that could be much better used on the front. Training at least a few garrison corps would be useful for the future, too; we intend to come out of this war holding territory, and tying down fully combat-capable rifle corps on occupation duty is a waste of valuable military resources. If needed, we can rotate the enlisted personnel in those units, replacing Soviet personnel with those recruited from the local populace, while keeping the trained and experienced officer and NCO cadre.
When only the best will do - and isn’t that all the time?Now this is frankly surprising. Not the triple declaration of war, nor the ambassadorial fumbling. No, what's surprising is slapstick humor and levity in such a serious AAR. Who do you think you AAR, Bullfilter?
Alas, we all have our crosses to bear. And neither the good Colonel or I take the slightest offence.I'm definitely not Bullfilter (no offense to Colonel Bogafiltresi intended, of course).
I would put a word in for mediocrity and procrastination, but I couldn't be bothered.When only the best will do - and isn’t that all the time?
Well, we have some troops in place, enough imo to hold the line, but it would still be a major annoyance, as well as an additional drain on supplies and reinforcements.Game wise, my main concern, as it has been for some time, is that Japan decides to hop on the bandwagon. That would be serious.
We're on a quest to liberate the proletariat from fascist and imperialist oppression. How dare you question our great leader's moral fibre? People have been executed, or worse, sent to the gulag, for less...These other Axis stooges - even Italy - have simply saved Stalin the bother of declaring war on them later to conquer - er, liberate - them. I would have said it gives him the moral high ground, but he wouldn’t recognise what that was if it rose up, turned into an ostrich and pecked him on the arse!
Tee-hee, I’m safe ex-universe, mercy be! Any moral fibre Uncle Joe sought to display would be purely synthetic!We're on a quest to liberate the proletariat from fascist and imperialist oppression. How dare you question our great leader's moral fibre? People have been executed, or worse, sent to the gulag, for less...
The convoy war has, once more, reached a very high intensity, with 138 Allied convoys sunk, for a mere 30 Axis convoy losses.
The naval news gets worse. It seems that the RAN was doing most of the Allied convoy raiding with their main fleet. It was intercepted by several significantly more powerful IJN fleets during their time in the South China See. Most of their fleet was sunk:
Two Heavy Cruisers HMAS Australia, and HMAS Canberra were sunk by CAGs from Kaga (CV), and Akagi (CV), respectively. In addition they lost the 3rd, 4th, and 9th Destroyer Flotillas to Sendai (CL), Fuso (BB), and Kaga (CV).
HMS Rodney did manage to sink 15. Kuchikukantai (DD) in a separate engagement.