Time of Troubles---A Fascist Russia KR-AAR
NOTE: This AAR will have no gameplay pictures, it's told in a narrative/history book format. Furthermore, this AAR does not endorse a fascist or absolutist government in control of Russia IRL and is made solely for entertainment purposes.
Another NOTE: And yes, my other USA AAR is dead, too much lag I suppose and I got bored trying to upload my gameplay images onto imageshack(which explains why there isn't a lot of images here). Hopefully this one won't share the same fate. I might do a redux of it one day but for now let's focus on restoring Mother Russia to it's former glory!
Game version: Darkest Hour 1.02b2/Kaiserreich 1.3
Scenario: Default Kaiserreich scenario
Full IC takeover: ON
Full Tech team takeover: ON
Used cheats: I will use money if my funds are very low and sometimes acceptall for some diplomatic events. I also increased max tech team capacity to 10. If my manpower hits critical mass, I have events cheats modded in so I will use a small manpower boost to stabilize it.
The year is 1936, it's been 20 years since the end of the Civil War and the defeat of Lenin and the Bolsheviks at the hands of Alexander Kerensky and the "United Front" of White Armies, and they were helped, in many ways, by German intervention after their victory over the Central Powers during the Great War---or the Weltkrieg as it's called in Germany. However, the victory came at a great cost. Russia lost much of it's land to Germany, and is now all but a rump, failed state-- Ukraine, Belarous, and the Baltics, all which became German puppets. And there wasn't anything Russia could do about it. For years, Kerensky and his coalition have dominated the government of Russia through manipulated elections and the lack of strong opposition. And has guided the nation of Russia for all these years because of that.
Alexander Kerensky, the man who "unified" Russia
1936 is a dark time for Russia. Kerensky's government has only control of Moscow and the surrounding areas, and total anarchy and disorder reign elsewhere. Bolshevik leaders have simply fled underground following their defeat , and are plotting their revenge. Meanwhile pro-monarchist and reactionary forces are plotting against the President, wanting to restore the lost glory of Russia. This has been seen in the plot by Admiral Kolchak to overthrow Kerensky after falling out with him and fleeing to the Japanese Protectorate of Transamur. This attempted coup had only been a sign of things to come.....
The tensions, buried for a long time had finally flared up on January 2, 1936, when Alexander Kerensky was giving a speech to a large audience. At that time, a lone sniper appeared and shot him through the head. Kerensky was dead the moment the bullet hit him.
With Kerensky's death, the coalition of Kadets and Social-Revolutionaries collapsed. And a power vacuum started to emerge. The Left-SR Mensheviks wanted to use this opportunity to create a majority in the Duma, Aristocrats from the old Tsarist regime wanted Grand Duke Dmitri Romanov installed as President, a pawn that they can easily control, and Marshal Denikin, a major White Army leader in the Russian Civil War, attempted to seize control of the State with the help of his forces.
However, victory would come to neither of them..................but to another general---Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, the feared "Black Baron of Russia". One who would destroy the Syndicalists, one who remembered and wanted to restore Russia a time when Russia was strong. A time when none would dare to humiliate Russia as it had been humiliated. A time when Russia was ruled by a Tsar, a Caesar..................