- Dec 3, 2009
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.
As I said, Comrade Trotsky views the Chinese alliance as a binding promise to a fraternal party.I'm curious as to how you do against the Chinese, as I was totally unprepared for the declaration of war and was forced to sign a white peace.
Bukharin will get his moment when economic policy becomes more important than War Communism. That'll be 1936-1939.I didnt meant to make Bukharin hos but that he should be ther somewhere in the fable.
anyway is there any chance for china to get accesion to ussr member republic status?
Thanks, and I won't badger you too much. I figure if you're posting, you're likely to update.From my salt mine to your coal mine, sir, nice update!
Continuous, inconclusive skirmishing that more or less looks like Kalkhin Gol several years early.And if the Japanese take the chance to grab more land?
Strangely this just makes me want to hear more about it.Coming up: A brief overview of the strategy of the Sino-Soviet War and some of the personalities involved. Don't expect too much from screenshots, as it was one of the dullest wars I've ever fought in HoI2.
Really, not terribly exciting: Build up in winter, beat against the terrain, repeat. Plus, as I've noted elsewhere, I'm terrible at screenshots unless it's a big event.Again great updates. I find myself forgetting that it is not real.
Strangely this just makes me want to hear more about it.
I suspect Trotsky and Mao will probably get along better than Stalin and Mao; Trotsky to the end of his days was a born revolutionary, much like Mao, while Stalin once in power turned increasingly into a traditional autocrat. The Chinese do take a dim view of Trotsky's endless wars even as they benefit from them, though.Trotsky, making waves right off the bat! I wonder, though, will he and Mao get along? I imagine their visions of socialism will differ. Maybe after the defeat of the Fascists we'll see a global showdown for the soul of Communism.
EDIT: And in case it's not obvious, I'm loving this premise and I'm an especially big fan of the style so far.
My guess is a different version of Mod33. I used the same one I used for Siegerkranz, which was kind of a mistake on my part since it means the Ottoman Empire appears more often than not. That at least plays into a paranoid view of international capital.Might I ask as to how you were able to get the Chinese into your alliance? Im at war with the nationalists and it's still a large 0. As well, the invitation event was launched, still 0.
It's doable, but in Trotsky's perfect world, in 30 years, there would be no Party, and no states. We know from the introduction that in '68 there's a "Union Commonwealth" still, so at least part of that fails. Additionally, there are far more problems associated with direct Soviet management of China (distance, lack of rail lines, other issues on their plates, cultural differences, a sense of betrayal on the part of the Chinese Communists...) than benefits. Once China is subdued, the goal really is to hand administration to the Chinese, albeit with Soviet advisors (which is how Rokossovsky doesn't materialize until 1940, and then as a lieutenant-general, when he was Zhukov's division commander in '36).Good read as always!
as i see it, metropolitan cities could be assumed by USSR already as military bases and Red Army rally point, when the rural china (actually the rest of it) would go under Maos administration as a puppet-client state on the road to modernisation and eventual (+20/30 years) accesion into USSR. ( game lasts to 64 right? and now we have 34 yes? so its doable )
Have to go back and see what Lin Piao's record in this game looks like, but I can comfortably say from memory that Zhu De is definitely the name people say when they think of the Chinese Red Army's history TTL. Zhu De was literally EVERYWHERE in the Chinese war.Awesome stuff.
Mao and Trotsky not be a match made in heaven but pre-49 he was hardly at Stalin's level of untouchable. Someone like Lin Piao certainly fits the Trotskyite bill - Red General, labour armies, revolution by the bayonet. Frankly I wouldn't be surprised if a Trotskyite USSR tried for a *Cultural Revolution somewhere down the line.
There's a Scandinavia event chain which can lead to Sweden inheriting Norway, Denmark, and Finland, and the resulting country becoming "Scandinavia." They're a radically far-right government led by "Thor IV," whom I suspect is a totally fictional entity.Interesting to see the first Sino Soviet War so soon...I am not familiar with mod 33 though, but an update of the European situation would be nice though, as you mentioned the Scandinavian Empire, so I presume the Scandinavian nations chose to join together? Or did Sweden or another nation chose to fight for it?
No rise of Hitler yet in Germany or is it too soon?
Do you already have motorized divisions (I thought in 'normal' HOI 2 or Kaiserrreich they are normally available around 1938-39...)?
Good luck with the war!
As of 1933, none that the game reflects directly; however, there's a series of events 1936-1938 for Soviet espionage throughout the west. Additionally, something is going on in Germany that I would rather not discuss now.Is the USSR providing any real assistance to the communists in western Europe?