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More recognition! Hurrah! Hurrah! :)

Thanks mate!

You shouldn't lie to people though - nice writing style - they'll be mad when they actually look at it! :p
 

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Oh, it's not lying... at least I think it's cool. Coz personally like a nice and simple writing style. :D
 

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What's with lack of love for Herr Engels?

And it's "Sovetskaya Gruziya" :)
 

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I caught up after seeing you get the Weekly AAR Showcase, and I have to say, this AAR kicks butt. I love AAR's with a special focus.
 

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Hmmm I have my doubts as to the doctrinal integrity of this project. I've detected the insidious tones of revisionism in some passages, including the portrayal of the great Coryphaeus of Science himself. Given the author's past deviations from the correct Marxist-Leninist policies I feel obliged to keep this work under very careful scrutiny in future. If this AAR is motivated by any need to disseminate liberal crypto-Trotskyite lies then I shall not hesitate to denounce it in order to inform your readers of the correct anti-revisionist stance

Consider yourself warned...
 

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Maintenance over, the ships were sent back to their previous positions, albeit with precautions, in case the Kriegsmarine had used the three days of no control to once again sail into the Baltic.

The 17th Fleet was to protect Köenigsberg from German shore bombardment, if there was any possibility of it, and be ready to support any advances the Red Army might attempt to do from there.

The Main Fleet was once again designated to blockading the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal, and escorting the new transports - empty - to Copenhagen.


Meanwhile, and under terrible weather conditions, the Dekabrist-class submarines, the oldest in service, were proving to have heroes for crews.


The month passed, and unusually late came the yearly espionage reports.

A note was quickly sent to the NKVD, their agents in the German Navy were obviously compromised, if they reported only 1 Battleship.


Either way, intelligence on an enemy that had been faced and expelled out of the relevant theatre of operations was not really essencial. At least not as much as intelligence on possible enemies whom we hardly know about.

And news weren't good on those.


10 Battleships or Battlecruisers, plus 8 carriers, which the Red Fleet was ill-equipped to face, against a still-rebuilding Pacific Fleet.


Hardly better. The next phase of the Navy plan was obviously going to have to dedicate more resources to the Far East.

Not that things were much better to the West, but at least these were allies for some good years to come still, unlike the Japanese and American wild-cards.


Strangely enough, the French report ignored a ship where Soviet officials had dinned and there was no Italian report.


As the days passed, it became clear that the Germans had not taken advantage of the 3 day window into the Baltic, and so the only action seen by Soviet Sailors continued to be that of submarines in the North Sea.

Moderate but continued success meant the morale was kept high all around the Red Fleet, even without more confrontations with the Bismarcks.


Alas, it seemed Admiral Raeder knew that as well, and reacted accordingly.

Unable or too scared to send in his Battleships, it seemed the Großadmiral was resigned to send old ships on anti-submarine runs.
Unfortunately, it worked.


After the retreat imposed by the Kriegsmarine's submarine hunting efforts, only the oldest Soviet Submarines were operating. They would either keep the morale afloat, of provide ample source of dead heroes...

And then, relief.

 

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That's why I hate subs - easy to lose, and I've never managed to cut off enemy supplies by using them...
 

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in my experience they're pretty pointless unless you have a lot of them and are using the submarine-orientated doctrine tree.
 

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Subs, bleh.

Gimme more battleshippy goodness.

And yay! Uncles from abroad arrived to join the fight. Amazing.
 

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trekaddict - A most clever guise of ours, to keep the enemy (and our allies) confused, wouldn't you say?

Mork - I'm sure he won't make that mistake again. Certainly, the local party members of the female kind, have thought him a bit about the Danish tongue.

RedOrchestra - In Soviet Navy, demand serves offer!

Maj. von Mauser - Indeed, it was a most regular affair. Hardly worth speaking about really. In fact, let's not do it. Ever again. Or else.

Storm501 - Have I said thanks? Thanks! I think it's because of you that a google search for "Sovietsky Soyuz class" shows this AAR on the third page. :cool:

RGB - Hm? What's wrong with Herr Engels?
And of course it's "Sovetskaya Gruziya". Why wouldn't it be?
* schedules another emergency maintenance *

By the way, you just volunteered to proof-read any future translation needs. The Motherland is proud of you!

naggy - It's called stern in naval terms, please.

ComradeOm - The comrade and your colleges from the services will find this AAR to be most Revolutionary and loyal to our Great Architect of Communism.

TimEmm - Many thanks! I have gathered a considerable collection while preparing for and writing this thing, so big by now I have to stop sometime and take a couple of hours to organize it. But any additions are most welcome!

Jedrek - That's because you never tried doing it to Germany... ;)
But I agree, they're not game-winners. It's just for the flavour that I do it.

BritishImperial - Against Britain perhaps, but there's still time until we have to think about that... :evil:

RGB - You have american "uncles", do you? You sure seem very happy about the prospect of American troops near our borders... again. And you're ignoring the heroic sacrifices of the submarine crews... Comrade ComradeOm will do well to take notes.
 

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I thought you renamed "Engels" to "Sovetskaya Gruziya"

Incidentally, those fleet names are terrible. They sound Bulgarian to me :D

The period names are "(Krasnoznamenniy) Baltiyski Flot" - (Red Banner) Baltic Fleet, "Chernomorskiy Flot" (Black Sea), "Tikhookeanskiy Flot" (Pacific), "(Krasnoznamenniy) Severniy Flot" (Arctic).

And X-ya is a feminine ending appropriate for "Flotilia" but not "Flot", which would be X-iy.

I tend to rename them after their home port or the sea they operate in (White Sea, Azov, Atlantic, Far East, Vladivostok) but then I also rename every submarine and destroyer too, so you can see I get obsessive.
 

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Many thanks, I will incorporate all that in the game next time I play. Engels is still Engels, only with the Friedrich.

And, obviously, you realised I'll be PMing you with every single doubt from now on? :p
 

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What are the exact numbers in the Red Fleet though? BBs-BCs-CVs (are there any yet?)-small ships, as in the intelligence report?

Dekabrist-class? A lovely name for the submarines. It seems though that it indicates also rather well how obsolete they are ;).
 

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What are the exact numbers in the Red Fleet though? BBs-BCs-CVs (are there any yet?)-small ships, as in the intelligence report?
I've got little else played ahead of what I report from now on, so what you see is what there is.

That means:

SHBB - 6
BB - 9
CVL - 6
CV - 0
BC - 0
CA - 1, and severely old

Dekabrist-class? A lovely name for the submarines. It seems though that it indicates also rather well how obsolete they are ;).
True, but so far undefeated, unlike their lvl2 comrades! :D
 

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WOW. The best AAR i've read so far.


When do you invade Turkey due to it's cooperation with Nazi-Germany? It will be a good moraleboost for the Russian citizens and easy to invade in the east by the army and in the north by the marines.

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And next to that, you will have a Russian port with a direct connection to the Mediterranean Sea. And you will open a second front in Bulgaria.
 

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I like the update.

The Allies certainly have a formidible array of naval forces on their side, hopefully they don't turn on you too soon.
 

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I shall be spreading the Revolution in Italia until wednesday, comrades.

No updates until then, I'm afraid, but here's a hint of things to come... ;)