- Jun 7, 2009
Bomb the varmints into the Stone Age, then brush them aside.
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.
And more well-balanced fast carrier battle groups. To win the next war.More subs and invade all the ports in south China to cut off any trade. A garrison of one divisions of useless army divisions should be enough.
Is this @El Pip openly endorsing the idea of a Combined Fleet of both Carriers and Fast Battleships?My preferred solution is of course both, at the same time.
Finally, someone in the halls of power makes a good decision.But as the industry was tied up building Naval units there was not going to be any reinforcements for the ground troops. Not when the infantry reserves was now tied up in Operation 'Pitch-Fork' (See Navy War).
See, this is the problem with Army wars, other than of course the incompetent buffoons in charge, themselves. It takes far too long to achieve a meaningful, resounding victory that the public can really celebrate, so meanwhile you've got good Japanese men off gallivanting around God-knows-where and all the general public knows about it is another 200 mothers received a knock on the door in exchange for some worthless stretch of plains.By the end of the eleventh week the map didn't look much different. In the end it all still seemed to hinge on the defeat of the People's Republic of China. The Army announced a defeat at the cost of 27 soldiers while the Nationalist lost 8 men. But the Army promised that once the Communists fell than the Nationalists would fall. But the people of Japan were starting to feel doubts.
Well, he's half-right...General Shō-ichi Utsunimiya wished that the Imperial Japanese Army had more bombers. The Air Forces of both branches needed to be expanded.
Hey, now, some of us are trying our best here. It doesn't help that the department in charge of counting the votes has...questionable loyalties, at best.But mainly it had to do with the Chief of the Navy angrily denouncing the Operation as worthless and that the Navy’s plan, ’Common Sense’, would have been much better. He also stated that the Advisers were all ’Pro-Army Communist Spies’.
That's a bit disappointing, to be honest. Seems like we only need to take a handful more cities and China will just fold completely. That NU is abysmal, frankly. Maybe I just haven't played vanilla in too long, but did Paradox really leave China's NU that low and now even think to give them a little boost to make things more interesting? With those numbers, you don't even have to reach historical Japanese expansion in China to make them capitulate!OOC: Behind the scenes images:
You may have missed the lack of threadmarks. Also, this new format hurts my eyes. Its mud.OT Aside: I generally try not to complain too much about interface redesigns, since blah blah blah I'm really just used to the old one and the new one is probably fine...but, really, did they have to change my smileys? These new ones simply do not have the proper connotations anymore... Ah, well, progress marches on, I suppose.
I'm sure all the other bugs will get worked out once the forums finish caching or whatever...hopefully the login server can speed up a little bit soon!
I noticed that thread links in TOCs don't work either, hopefully they add some redirect script or something on the backend otherwise a lot of classic AARs are going to become a lot more difficult to read. I did like the old format very well, and I'm sick of this modern "change for change's sake" ethos, but I'm willing to give the redesign a chance to settle before I judge it...at least it's a dark theme, if I had to read black-text-on-light I might just go on strike!You may have missed the lack of threadmarks. Also, this new format hurts my eyes. Its mud.
Now, it's one thing to call us Communists, I understand the man was angry his preferred plan wasn't selected, but to call us 'pro-Army', that's a bridge too far. He should know that calling another navy-man 'pro-army' is pretty much the worst insult in existence.He also stated that the Advisers were all ’Pro-Army Communist Spies’.
Indeed. One wonders why anyone even bothers with fighting on land.Now, a proper Navy war is easy, just sink the enemy battleship and take some pictures. Headline material for weeks right there!
OOC: Having spent a considerable amount of time retroactively thread-marking my own AAR, I do hope they bring them back. I guess we'll get used to the colours, though I have to say, I agree with your initial assessment.You may have missed the lack of threadmarks. Also, this new format hurts my eyes. Its mud.
Well that must have been an old school general that said that, a good general would have noted he could cross the river, still hold the to be hole while doing it and then make a spoiling attack on the unit that could have crossed. Even army divisions should not have a problem taking on 1-2 Chinese division in clear terrain.It was as if the Imperial Army was trying to push eastwards as fast as they could to link up with Qingdao. It was noticed by Utsunimiya that the Province of Linqing was empty of enemy defenders. But the Army was smart enough not to try to take it - it would left a hole in their own lines.
Yours is the first thread I opened this morning, and finding out that all the threadmarks are gone and that the whole color has changed... Not going to lie, feel like all that work on my infographics is essentially for naught!
Makes sense, however every human player just uses that for an easy conquest-by-Christmas.On low Chinese National Unity. I guess they did that to make sure the 'seize the Chinese Coast' gets triggered before Japan goes to war with the Allies, or the Soviets for that matter. I think it might be okay to take this easy victory, as long as only the land from the above-mentioned event is annexed, and as long as a follow-up war is started before war is declared on either Allies or Comintern. (to loud protest by the IJN...). For this follow-up war, Chinese National Unity should be beefed up to something reasonable, like 75%-80%