Here I am, starting another AAR and going through that uncanny feeling when one faces an empty post, knowing the message that one wants to transmit but unable to write it down.
Great, isn't it?
This AAR is, somehow, something I would call a kind of exorcism and, by all means, a way of entertainment. It is not intended neither to explain any mistery lost in the midst of the history of the twentieth century nor to redeem neither some unredeemable beings nor some ideologies - I'm not a miracle-maker. Even if I were that, I wouldn't be willing to do such a miracle. My purpose it's neither to describe any present day moment nor to mourn something that it's dead and gone for good. My intention is just to play with an idea that has been bothering me since a few years ago and with a saying that I was told once. Thus, with this primary mission in mind this AAR is born.
And to achieve that, I'm going to place all the action in a parallel universe with some connections and similarities to ours but not too many. I'm doing that just to be sure that if depict anything close to history or anyone closer to a present or past well known politician, militar leader or whatever, is just sheer coincidence. So to speak, this AAR is not meant to be particularly historical or give an extrapolation of (present or past) history so please forgive any gaps, manipulation or misinterpretations herein .
I must add that this new AAR is an homage to one of the finest AAR ever written, Timelineshttp://www.europa-universalis.com/forum/showthread.php?t=289729 (and its shower scenes, of course), by my good old brothAAR Canonized, an AAR that's always given me a lot of pleasure (and headaches) and has always been something of an influence (positive, of course). It is going to be, too, if God gives me enough strenght and perseverance, an homage to the many AARs I've read and enjoyed (just to mention a few ones, let's say Alexander Primus, Allenby, my beloved lady General Amona, Atlantic Friend, Cthulhu, El Pip, Gaiasabre11, Haardrade, Karelian, Le Jones, Myth, Remble, Robw963, TheHyphenated1, The Yogi, TreizeV, and Trekaddict and many more -1- ). With such variety of readings, it goes without sayinig that this AAR is going to have some surprises in it.
I was going to refrain myself a bit and just run two sets of Timelines, one set in the "past" and the other in the "present" of that alternate world. However, I will add a third set, which will take place in the "past" of the "past" tense, just for literary needs of the AAR. You'll learn, bit by bit, the reason of this election.
Let me mention that I'll do, depending on the situation and the help of the Muses, a combination of history book and narrative style. So God help me.
I hope you enjoy it.
First set - The Failure of a Revolution.
Nation: Germany (1944-...)
Game: HOI 2 Armageddon (1936 - The Road to War ...but from 1944 onwards).
Mod: ARS Bellica by Mordred (It's a Spanish mod that we are busy now translating into English) with some home-made modifications on the flags and the governments of some countries (to adecuate it to the story of this set, mainly).
Second set - The Failure of a Republic
Nation: Germany (2004-...)
Game: HOI 2 DD
Mod: Modern Day Scenario II
Third set - The Brown Bolshevik.
Nation: Germany (1936 - ...)
Game: HOI 2 DD (1936 - The Road to War).
Mod: Kaiserreich: Legacy of the Weltkrieg.
I know. I have some kind of Germanobsession, indeed.
Summary of the Chapters
Chapter 1 - November, 15th 2003
Chapter 2 - November, 16th 2003 / July 2th, 1944
Chapter 3 - November 18th 2003 / August 9th, 1921 / July 2th, 1944
Chapter 4 - August 16th, 1921 / November 22th, 2003 / July 5th, 1944
Chapter 5 - January 1st, 1922 / Berlin, July 5th, 1944 / Interlude / Berlin, November 2003
Chapter 6 - London, Union of Britain July 20th, 1944 / Berlin, July 23th, 1944 / Interlude / Berlin, November 2003
Chapter 7 -Berlin, June 28th, 1922 / Berlin, July 25th, 1944 / Interlude
Chapter 8 - Berlin, 22h November, 2003 / Interlude
Chapter 9 - Berlin, August 1st, 1944 / Germany, 1922-25 / Interlude
Chapter 10 - Ottawa, August 5th, 1944 / Berlin, 29th November, 2003 / Interlude
Chapter 11 - Berlin, early June, 1925 / Berlin, August 7th, 1944 / Interlude
Chapter 12 - Berlin, 30th November, 2003 / In a castle, 90 miles south of Berlin, August 12th, 1944 / Interlude
Chapter 13 - Berlin, 1st July, 1925 / Berlin, 5th December, 2003
Chapter 14 - London, August 15th, 1944 / Berlin, 18th July, 1929
Chapter 15 - Berlin, 28 December, 2003 / Interlude / Berlin, 28 December, 2003
Chapter 16 - Berlin, 1st January, 2004 / Berlin, August 20th, 1944
Chapter 17 - Berlin, September 1th, 1944
Chapter 18 - Berlin, September 1th, 1944
Bonus to Chapter 18- Berlin, January 2th, 2004
Small update about Slovenia
Chapter 19 - In a castle, 90 miles south of Berlin, August 25th, 1944 / Berlin, 18th July, 1929 / Berlin, January 2th, 2004
Chapter 20 - Berlin, January 2th, 2004
Bonus to Chapter 20 - Berlin, January 2th, 2004
Chapter 21 - Postdam, March 21st, 1945 / Postdam, March 21st, 2004 / Postdam, March 21st, 1936
Chapter 22 - Germany, late March, 2004
Chapter 23 - Germany, early April, 2004
Chapter 24 - Montreal, November 20th, 1947 / Berlin, February 3rd, 1936 / Duckie's office
Chapter 25 - Berlin, early December, 1947 / Europe, Late March, 1936
-1- "Just a few", he said, the bastard... (Peti Niebla's dixit)