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OMG!

It's a GUNDAM!

But Soviet hammers and sickles are Gundamium-piercing.

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Nice, that shore bombardment really helps. The Red Navy is invincible, the Tirpitz is going down! :rofl:
 

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No - the Jerries descended upon Scapa Flow and captured HMS Hood and HMS Ark Royal - the Red Fleet is screwed :D
 

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Not good.

I wonder of there were any troops on those transports you sunk.
 

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BritishImperial - I'll try to give snippets of info, but otherwise I'm avoiding telling near anything about that on purpose. Not only is the AAR already slow enough, I didn't even take Sshots of most land operations, so it would be a very unequal report.

Jebedo - thanks! Keep on commenting, it helps give courage to make more updates, when I should be studying for exams! :D :eek:o

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Maj. von Mauser - I only learned you can see that in counters recently. But I'll guess there were, for my ego's sake.
 

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Good work capturing the Prussian city of Konigsberg. Another useful Baltic port for the Red Fleet. With the Red Army advancing gloriously, armed and guarded by the Red Fleet, the foul fascists will soon fall. Then one wonders if it is the turn of the Capitalist British Empire and the Commonwealths turn to be liberated. And from there? The young U.S.A perhaps?

The workers of the world shall soon own the world, a glorious utopia!

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it certainly would be a test of your new soviet navy to take on the Royal Navy and then the USN.
 

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it certainly would be a test of your new soviet navy to take on the Royal Navy and then the USN.

Your not wrong! I've played a naval USSR a while ago and the RN is fairly easy. The USN is a pain in the ass though, they're like the Hydra. No sooner do you sink one carrier than two more appear behind it.

Tanesis,
 

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Judging from the Admiral Böhm's behaviour, he was as surprised with the Soviet fleet as Admiral Smirnov was with the German one. That was the only way the Red Admiral could explain why one of the Kriegsmarine's top men, having managed to navigate to almost point-blank range, suddenly stopped and allowed the 17th to gain distance.


In one of those quirks of History, it seemed two enemy navies had prepared surprises for each other, and very similar ones at that, so that both took awhile to grasp the situation.

The Marx, whose presence might have initially fooled Böhm into thinking he was facing the Main Fleet, also made very clear the dangers of having an inexperienced crew and captain in any fleet's main ship. She failed to shot even once.

Perhaps that shock is also why the German's new Battleship didn't fire at all during the short exchange, in which a easily identified Tirpitz attempted to avenge the transports lost in July, before breaking away firing at the Oktyabrskaya Revoluciya, and being fired at by the Marat.




In the following morning, the early damage estimates confirmed nothing critical had been hit, and so the Admiral decided to maintain the Konigsberg blockade while the crew members who needed it were assisted in the infirmary.

In the meantime, the Main Fleet sailed back to meet the 17th.


Only the Kriegsmarine was faster. If he understood the Marx was a new ship or not, made little difference by now. Böhm had realised he was stronger either way, and came to get his revenge.

This time both surprises were ready, and a tri-battleship (gun-wise) battle followed. In the light caused by it's own cannons, the new Battleship's name could be seen - the Friedrich der Große engaged the Marx in a direct confrontation, while the Marat pounded an apparently troubled Tirpitz, and the Oktyabrskaya Revoluciya aimed at destroyers.


Probably aware of the Main Fleet's approach, the Germans wouldn't dare prolong the fight much more, and after the 4 hours it took the Schleswig-Holstein to sink another division of transport ships, they retreated once more.

This time Admiral Smirnov wouldn't stay behind and wait for another change of mind, and swiftly sailed back to Leningrad.


Back in the city, the Offices of the Commissariat witnessed how a problem never comes alone. It was not only another Bismarck-class that worried them. Curiously, it was a land offensive, far away from any Sea, and without even Naval Infantry participation.

A 3-way attack on Beltsy failed. The confirmation came just 10 hours after the technical "victory" in the Baltic, and it spelled major trouble.


With Commissar Kuznetsov absent, it fell on his Secretary Andreev to attend the Emergency Meeting in Moscow the next day, as the consequences of the failed offensive were becoming all too obvious even to the least strategic-minded of all.


His news weren't the best either. The Navy never had thought it would ever need to sustain independent pockets for more than a few days (Naval Infantry disembarks) and much less pockets of 17 divisions. Every available ship in the Black Sea, military or otherwise, was put to work supplying the area, but the Fleet could not guarantee operational capacity for the trapped forces.

The only other option... a retreat by sea, using the Naval Infantry's transport ships. The order was given.


A quick retreat also forced the Soviet Forces to hasten certain political actions...



 
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L'internationale sera chantée pour quelques heures en Roumanie
The International will be singed by the romanian people at least for few hours
 

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A surprisingly clever move by the AI! It will be interesting to see if they have the strength to finish the job? I somehow doubt the AI's ability to do something so smart and then follow it up :p
 

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The Baltic fleet, it seems, still has things to learn...such as not positioning TPs where they can be hit by Triptiz.
 

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You can off remarkably lightly in those Baltic engagements. A cross between a lack of screening ships and luck methinks. The Tirpitz and the Frederich der Grobe should really have beaten the Marx and the two aging battleships.

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i was surprised that 3 well-escorted battleships were beaten by 2 with no escorts. that german fleet composition is very odd. how good is your admiral (skill-wise)?
 

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But wars are still won on land... So that encirclement of Romania will surely delay the Red Army's advance on the Southern Front. Are there any plans break through the pocket? :)
 

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I think you must have a better admiral then Smirnov.

Rall, Tributs, Iumashev, Gorshkov, Papanin, Eliseev, Fokin, Panteliev and Rakov among others.

Anyways, some tough luck. I think you need to send more forces into the Baltic.


As for the Romanian pocket, do you really have to evacuate them? Shurely you coulf consolidate a bit and break through pocket.

Either way, you probably need to start building convoys.
 

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I actually liked the idea of a landing to Romania and then retreating due to the lack of supplies. Sounds realistic.
 

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At least with Romania's annexatio the Germans will suffer some nice TC modifiers. Shame about t=failure on the high seas.