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The Setting Sun








1400 June 19th 1944.
Imperial Palace. Tokyo, Japan.

Emperor Hirohito had, until now, rarely intervened with the running of the Government of his Country. He was typically above such things and the members of Japan's Government only sought his approval when they were all in agreement on a plan or course of action. The current War was not going according to plan and his people were suffering greatly as a result, it was time for a change in philosophy, for the sake of his people.

In general the plans for Japan's expansion had gone well and He had agreed to most of the measures taken to ensure Japan's future. Japan's armies had never known defeat, but defeat was something they most definately were facing, as they tried to prosecute a War against superior technology and numerous foes. Their Allies, most notably Germany, were failing fast, and it was looking more and more likely that Japan would face most of the World's armed forces alone in the near future. Something had to be done to alter the present course and He would have to intervene directly to see that it was done. This was why he had summoned the current Cabinet to his residence.​


"Good morning Gentlemen. We are here at His Imperial Majesty's request and I think we should outline the current position before we get down to why He has summoned us here." Tojo Hideki, the Head of Japan's Government began.

"That will not be necessary Prime Minister." Hirohito said. "I am fully aware of the current state of both the Country and its enemies."

Most of the Supreme War Council were stunned by this response, although some hid it very well. The Emperor rarely even spoke during these meetings, being shy and reserved, as well as being above the trivial runnings of Japan. Something was obviously going to change this day and maybe not for the better.

"It has become apparent that things are not going Japan's way in this Far East War. Traditionally the Emperor does not become directly involved in such things. Sometimes traditions need to be modified, and now is one of those times. My people are suffering greatly and I am no longer prepared to sit idly by and let it continue. My people will have to make more sacrifices to achieve Japan's aims, but they will do so knowing that their Emperor is guiding them." Hirohito continued.

There was no outcry, or complaint to his words, He knew there could not be. He was Japan.

"There are to be some changes to the Governance of Japan. No member of Government can be expected to run more than two departments of that Government as efficiently as they need to be run, especially in times of strife. Prime Minister Hideki is currently being expected to control four different parts of Japan's Government. The Prime Minister is not at fault in any way for trying to manage things in such a way, and is to be commended for all of his work thus far. Two of the departments currently under his control will see a new minister and one current minister shall be replaced with one more suitable for our current military doctrine."​


"Tojo Hideki will retain the positions of both Prime Minister and Chief of Staff, positions for which he is well suited. His current position as Armaments Minister will be filled by Fujiwara Ginjiro, who is an expert in industrialisation. The new Chief of the Imperial Army will be Inanba Satoru, an expert on logistics. Admiral Yamamoto guided the Imperial Japanese Navy towards the use of Aircraft Carriers and we need someone as Chief of the Imperial Navy who is familiar with their roll. Admiral Nagano Osami will take over from Toyoda Soemu in this capacity. The remaining positions will remain unchanged and I thank you for your service to your Country and wish you continue to provide that service.

Prime Minister I wish you to conduct the formalities with regards to resigning the current Government and overseeing the smooth transition to the new."

"As you wish your Majesty." replied Hideki.

"We will reconvene at midnight today for formal briefings on all aspects of Government." Hirohito stated as he quietly stood and left the room.​

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Scenario: Gotterdammerung 1944.
Country: Japan.
Difficulty: Very Hard/Normal.
Version: DD v1.3a.
Mods: None.
Immediate Aim: Survival.
Long Term Aim: Undecided.
Initial Situation: Something to do with a Creek and a Paddle.


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Welcome to my second AAR. My first attempt was a somewhat small offering, and I will attempt to ensure that this one continues for considerably longer.

A few notes to go along with the initial post:

Ground Rules

1. Restrict all gamey actions to a somewhat realistic level, similar to my previous AAR.

2. Unrestricted use of airpower. Sorry folks but playing this scenario on very hard I have little option but to use my aircraft for mass destruction.

3. Other ground rules may crop up from time to time at my discretion.

4. There will be no editing, unless its game breaking.

5. No reloads to cover either stupid mistakes or bad combat results.

6. All trades must be conducted at 100%.


Updates

1. I will answer question and comments prior to an update. I will occasionally answer questions without an update, but will make it clear that there is no update following.

2. Do not expect this AAR to be updated daily. I might be able to keep that sort of pace but don't count on it. Updates will be regular though with a minimum of several per week.

3. I will be using the same format as before with monthly meetings as well as gameplay type posts in between.

General Guidelines

1. All comments are welcome at any time. Feel free to lurk if that is your wish.

2. I have no objection to some discussions about aspects of the game but please keep it reasonable.

3. I will do my best to answer any questions, but please bare in mind that I am not an expert on Japan or its inner workings.

I think that about covers everything, If it doesn't I will just make it up as we go along.​

Index

Thread Links :- 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140 144 148 152 156


Annual Meetings :-

January 1st 1945 - Page 36
January 1st 1946 - Page 79
January 1st 1947 - Page 140
January 1st 1948 - Page 203
 
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Banzai! Is all I can say.

And knock out China first.
 

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Good luck against the USN and United States Marine Corps! :cool:
 

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Suscribed! Ain't gonna miss it!
 

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I will be VERY impressed if you A) don't make peace with China and B) don't take any military control of Germany

Do you think you can manage?
 

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Yes!
 

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Should be interesting.
 

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Great! Another AAR by Remble! :D I will certainly be following this.

For the Emperor!

P.S. What will be your initial goal in the game?
 

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BANZAI!!!!
Well, let's see how this one goes...
 

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I LOVE the Japanese 1944 scenario!
The best one in my opinion :D
 

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I'll see if I can stick this one through to the end.

I wouldn't mind you taking control of Germany to ensure that they don't collapse too fast, as is their wont. As long as the story doesn't focus on them too much...
 

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Ah. So now Remble turns his attention to a country that some people wanted Germany to attack in the previous AAR. I was hoping you would get this Japan AAR off the ground, Remble. :cool: