Olaus Petrus

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Why there is faked image of surrendering soldiers. Soviet soldiers don't surrender and anyone doing so is a traitor.

Nevertheless loss of men Bucharest was unfortunate, but hopefully the Fascists will pay soon for their crime.
 

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But they are already paying Camarade! Proletarian partisans must be rising in all the city!
 

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Der er ikke bange! Der er ikke bange! Vi er venner!

Valeriy Andreev repeated the sentence a million times to anyone who stayed around long enough to hear. Apart from the ones in Hungarian uniform, naturally.


As a newcomer to the 3rd. Naval Infantry Division, he couldn't have asked for a better first mission. Important target, guaranteed glory, and not really much of an opposition. Even if there had been, the guns of the battleships would have just beat it down.

Valeriy even had some good laughs out of local posters, asking himself where were these skinny looking Vikings now?


Sure, it was exhausting to fight for all of 8 hours, but he had been well trained, he could handle it.

And after two days of little sleep, there was the promised glory, not at all tarnished by the relatively weakness of the defence. After all, the Marines had struck right under (above?) Hitler's nose, and taken a waterway of vital importance.

The Baltic was Red! The men in black uniforms could look proudly on their accomplishments.


Back in Leningrad the mood was festive as well. October had been spent preparing for this attack, and the lack of German action or noticeable movements had left many - especially a certain Viktor - worried about possible Nazi intelligence.

The sighs hadn't been that slight, after all.

First the 17th Fleet had been assigned air cover.


Then the new transports were launched, manned and also assigned to the 17th Fleet.


Naturally it wasn't all about the Copenhagen Operation, but almost. The only non-Baltic related news of the month was the rebasing of the repaired Arctic Fleet back to Murmansk.


On the administrative side, improved decryption devices were installed in the Commissariat Offices, and the order was given, for improved equipments and tactics to be prepared for the Marines, using acquired experience of the last years.




Then the time came, and as the Fleets assembled, everyone was afraid the Bismarcks would pop up and sink the new transports...


Anyhow, that was over now. The USSR won the day!
Now the only issue was what to do with that victory...
 

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Er, hold Copenhagen?

Can you close the Skaggerrak? That'd be a great thing for you, cut off German navy and gain Baltic supremacy once and for all.
 

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Yippie, the most beautiful city of the Baltic is in our glorious hands! Red Fleet leads the way! \^^/
 

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Just caught up. Nicely done there, pity those troops trapped in Bucarest though. They must be avenged - and Turkey looks like a rather good scapegoat. Go and tear them apart as soon as you have some free troops in the south.
 

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Interesting, you now have Naval access to the outside World.

You forget though, Germany holds Kiel, so they can still go wherever they please.

Hopefully you do something about that.
 

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their navy has been split in two, as the part which is in the baltic can't get to the northsea, I believe, so now it's a matter of destroying the two halves one at a time...
 

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Good old Frikorps Danmark propaganda ^^

It's still better to have Copenhagen in the hands of the Soviets than suffering in the greasy grasp of reactionary national-socialism!
 

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Decisively exploiting control over Copenhagen had two components.

First, reinforcements were needed, to allow for infantry operations without risk of losing the Danish capital itself. The repaired Köenisgberg harbour would prove invaluable for this, as the 17th Fleet preformed a record-time transport.


Second, access to the North Sea, Kattegat and Skagerrak had to be exploited. To this there was no difficulty. The Battleships were needed in the Baltic, supporting and protecting the Red Army and Naval Infantry, but the submarines that harassed trade with Finland had just gone idle.


As soon as the Red Army divisions unloaded in a chaotic Copenhagen port, the Marines were free to liberate further parts of Denmark, in what would hopefully be another step in getting a foot on Jutland.


Meanwhile, a strange sight was seen coming out of the Baltic...


Oddities aside, Red Fleet submarines found the defenceless supply route linking Germany and occupied Norway to be a only too easy a target.


And they clearly weren't the only ones finding it so. November 13 witnessed the first Soviet warship meeting with a Western Allies warship, when the crew of the Stalinets met the crew of the French Fast Battleship Dunkerque.




The Dunkerque, archive photo.​

On land, things looked good in Leningrad as well.

The designs for an Advanced cruiser were ready. There main difference between these and previous plans being speed and especially range, with the same engines consumption. As far as anyone in the Navy Offices knew, these were the most advanced Heavy Cruiser plans in the World.


But Cruisers alone don't make a Great Fleet. That requires Battleships. With all that the Red Fleet learned on making and using Battleships in the last years and months, further investment would surely be worth it.


Every positive streak must come to an end, and flawless as the first two weeks of November were, the third one started in disgrace once more. Once more too, the Army was to blame. An offensive, aimed at removing the German Army from the Vinnytsia region, failed on account of the snow, leaving Kiev once again in danger...

 

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Man, the Army is so incompetent. The Navy should just run everything.

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It always bugs me that Bulgarians are actually fighting the USSR, considering how they didn't in real life. Makes me want to conquer Bulgaria so much more.
 

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Good news and bad news you bring at the same time.
Geez, how I love the sight of a new ship type designed, not to mention commissioned. It's a real satisfaction for me, seeing them in my games.
Now, the Germans won't have an easy go at Kiev. It's heavily fortified, and winter is coming. Hopefully this won't develop into a Sitzkrieg though.
 

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Good update.:cool:
 

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WOW, how did I miss this in the christmas holidays? I've been wanting to do a Soviet Navy AAR too but my attempts pale at the mastercraft of your Soviet Navy Flags alone!

This is great, I'm in.
 

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RGB - That analysis is sound and the ideas are good, but keep them to yourself, comrade. The walls have hears...

Emperor_krk - Indeed on both accounts. And curious how they feel even better for each level above 3.

Edzako - Worse! University exams, and Law firm interviews. The last exam is in 2h, and the last interview (so far) also in 6h. So we might see some updates kinda-soon. :)

Delex - Really? I can wait. Having the RN/IJN on my back while Germany ain't down yet isn't really my dream :D

Maj. von Mauser - Nah, it sucked. Only FFWing now until 1st December 1941, time of the current saved game.

Juan_de_Marco - Thanks mate! The flags are just copy-paste though. No skill involved.

By the way, I'm posting from my University's computers, and I noticed the transparent parts of the .PNGs how up as gray ares here. Anyone else has that problem, or is it just this old-ass IE they use here?