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We Are Outnumbered....

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"Day Four: Patient 19 enters coma stage, heart fails and dies ... 27 minutes later, Patient 19 rises...." - Taken from a Nurse in a hospital in Hannover

Welcome. This is my AAR that will be entered into the Writing with the StAARs competition. It will be written in the form of a report with the occasional diary format. It is set one year after the Second World War had ended, on March 1947; hostilities between the United States and the Soviet Union broke out to another war - all the while, in a small hospital in West Germany, something else will be unleashed. I hope you'll enjoy this and also, remember to enter the Competition, it's a great way to show the AAR community your writting skills - and there are prizes. :)

As well, this AAR will utilize the alienattack cheat code and some custom events to spice up the flavor. Other than that, there is little modified.

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Thank you for taking part in the competion. I will be following.
 

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Congrats on the first AAR of 2011.
 
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Wait. Let me process this.

ZOMBIES IN POST-WAR HOI2 AAR?


They were true when they said this year was going to be better.
 

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"The virus has completely devastated over the majority of mainland Europe and is spreading rapidly....At this point in time we know of only one method of killing the creatures: destroy the brain"

The Prologue pt. 1

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One of the two mobile Panther tanks employed by the 17th Volkspanzer Division
It's been exactly twenty years since the outbreak. Some called it the simply that, the Outbreak; others dubbed it the Deathless Plague, Hitler's Revenge while the Pop calls it God's Judgement and others, a varity of other names. Even so, the whole of mainland Europe had fallen; the first documented case was in Hamburg by an Australian private, then the disease just spread to the whole of hospital then to the whole of Hamburg - the Allies tried to contain the city but it failed, the next nation to face the infection was Denmark: the country fell in three days. All the while, the Allies were fighting a new war against the Soviets in the summer of '46, when Russian tanks stormed the defences of the newly formed West Germany - such a pointless thing as West Germany fell not to the Russians but to the creatures in a month; East Germany in two weeks. With both the Allies - led by the United States and the Soviet Union at war with each other, the infection spread even more rapidly. Those that were bitten and showed little symptoms were mistaken for minor battle wounds and sent back to the frontlines, while those showing a variety of symptoms were sent back to hospitals behind the battle lines.

After Denmark fell a week after East Germany, the Allies fought their first 'official' battle against the creatures in Rotterdam - the three regiments of the Koninklijke Landmacht (The Royal Netherlands' Army) and the platoon that consisted of the Royal Netherlands' Honour Guard, tasked with defending the Rotterdam harbour met with what was simply an endless horde of creatures. Their reason for being there was for the successful evacuation of Queen Wilhema and any Dutch civilians - they failed their mission when a stray bullet lodged into the Queen and killed her. The events surrounding Rotterdam harbour would not be isolated - plans for the evacuation of high-ranking members of the French, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norwegian and Spanish governments often resulted in the deaths of the target and the defence they were assigned. The destination of these evacuation was Britain - the most obvious location since the Isles aren't connected to the mainland, but there were other locations such as Crete, Malta, Sardinia, Cyprus and for those that could afford it, the United States itself.

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One of the AA emplacements converted for the defense of Rotterdam harbor
Whilst fighting the Allies, the Russians met their first infected in the battle in Potsdam. There, the 1st Shock Army of the Soviet Union, commanded by Lt. General V. N. Razuvaev was - it the most simplest of terms, wiped from the map. No one still knows what happened to the 1st Shock Army (though its obvious since no one was able to get to Potsdam or anywhere in Northern Germany after the Infected Siege of Berlin) but the one reason that most people agree on was that Lt. General Razuvaev's Shock Army became encircled and subsequently killed off. Others suggested something more sinister - that Stalin knew of the infection beforehand (and there is evidence of this) but still ordered Razuvaev into Potsdam; when the Lt. General messaged the Kremlin to retreat, Stalin refused to allow him and told him to stay and fight - an impossible situation with everyone killing themselves or being killed. After Potsdam, Berlin was the next target - not because of its value as the former Nazi capital, but that next to the areas near Potsdam, Berlin had the largest concentration of "bodies" for the creatures to "consume". It was in Berlin that one of my friends - whom I befriended after his arrival at Dover, commanded the 17th Volkspanzer Division that led the defence of Berlin, Colonel Phillip Wolfgang.

"The defence around Berlin was immense; greater than that that Hitler had ordered near the end of the Second World War. This time, from the Brandenburg Gate to the charred ruins of the Reichstag barricades, barbed wires, machinegun nests, mines and other things that the Russians placed surrounded Berlin like cockroaches....It was around morning, November 21st that I heard the first of the mines go off. Every one in my Panther - one of the only two that were mobile became agitated, I even heard my driver, Private Gunther Weber whose from Hesse starting to mutter the Lord's Prayer." - Colonel Phillip Wolfgang, 17th Volkspanzer Division​

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One of the few surviving photos of NKVD officers during the Infected Battle of Stalingrad
The defence of Berlin - from Allied reports, was considered a tactical victory for the Russians even though they had retreated from the city. It bought time for Stalin to establish a defensive line from Kalingrad to the newly incorporated Moldavian Socialist Republic bordering the Black Sea. Stalin - from all reports, rejected the idea that there was an infection or plague and ordered for his troops to attack head on against the swarms of "Allied Anti-Communist Pigs" as he dubbed the creatures. The Stalin Line would fall three days before Christmas. The Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia revolted against Stalin - even before the construction of the Stalin Line, anti-Russian and anti-Stalinist feelings were rampant throughout the Baltic's, the fall of the Stalin Line gave the Baltic States their chance of freedom; and withdrew their armed forces to their capital to be evacuated along with members of their government and civilians (The Lithuanians went up to the Latvian capital of Riga) and from there, left for Sweden. The general revolt in the Baltic's, known later as the Baltic Revolution allowed for the creatures to penetrate deeper into Russian territory from the north, even reaching Leningrad almost a week after the fall of the Stalin Line, Stalingrad two days after and Moscow three days after.

The Infected Battle of Leningrad (the usage of infected denotes that it is different than a conventional battle) is considered by many - including me, to be a catastrophic disaster as the Russian forces in Leningrad were basically trapped between the creatures and the NKVD companies; both options presented them with death and like in the Battle of Stalingrad against the Germans, if the Russians advanced, they had a slim chance of surviving (later proven to be 3 in 1,000 surviving - a grand total of around 300 survived). The Infected Battle of Stalingrad on the other hand was slightly better, if not for the sudden decision by Field Marshall Zhukov to give up Stalingrad and pull back the 7th Shock Army, including the 10th Guards Tank Division. This move angered Stalin, but what angered him more was the Zhukov ordered his soldiers to shoot the NKVD divisions - his army pull back past the Volga and south down to Astrakhan and later Groznyy.

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TekcoR - Thank you for starting this competition!

TemplarComander - Thank you! I hope you'll find this AAR enjoyable and don't be afraid to post comments on grammar or spelling mistakes :D

Morlak - Yep! A Post-War HOI2 Zombie AAR! Thank you for your enthusiasm!
 
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Let's see how much longer Stalin remains in power- the USSR is falling apart so it's not as though any potential plotter has much to lose or be scared of at this point.
 

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Wow Despite you being a competitor I wish you best of luck!
This is an original and yet somehow familiar (I WONDER WHY HURRR DURRR) AAR and I will be following
 

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An interesting premise for an AAR and a cute idea for a contest. I'll follow the AAR.
 

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Okay. Stakin wasn't that crazy :D

Anyway, hope Zhukov survives.

Well, he just won a war against the Germans and he's broken his "promise" to the allies at Yalta (or Tehran) about having free elections. Zhukov will survive, along with Marshal Konev .

Let's see how much longer Stalin remains in power- the USSR is falling apart so it's not as though any potential plotter has much to lose or be scared of at this point.

True - but both Leningrad and Stalingrad have fallen to the infected and Moscow (especially the Kremlin) is filled with Stalinist NKVD troops so a plotter would have to have the backing of the Soviet Army in Moscow.

Inspired by Reistence Fall of Man?

Notably the Resistance Fall of Man AAR here. I myself have yet to play the game (though I intend to purchase a PS3 and said game plus its sequel during the summer)

Wow Despite you being a competitor I wish you best of luck!
This is an original and yet somehow familiar (I WONDER WHY HURRR DURRR) AAR and I will be following

Thank you! I too wish you the best of luck in winning; friendly competition is always welcomed! It's might be familiar because there was an AAR that was written in the perspective of "after the event" POV.

I apologize for not reading your AAR yet; new year parties and such made it hard to look at the other AAR's in the competition. :D

Exciting, this new AAR...can't wait for the next thing in the USSR!

Lets just say that the Germans taking France in under a month is nothing compared to what the Infected will do to Russia and the rest of the world.

An interesting premise for an AAR and a cute idea for a contest. I'll follow the AAR.

Thank you for the complements! Indeed I thought about how I'd be able to enter the contest with a good/catch the audience idea.

I assume the zombies work by Max Brooks rules? :D

Then I'll presume that you've read his books; World War Z? and yes, it'll borrow some of the things that he had in his book. :D

To All - I want to thank you for the replies! The second update is already finished but i'll be posting it later in the week. The third update is currently being worked on so i'll be one step ahead in the updating department. :D
 
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Hmm... I'm still wondering how hard can it really be for a trained, experienced late-WW2 army to handle a horde of unarmed, mindless people walking towards it with no coordination, planning or slightest sign of individual intelligence.
I mean, we all know how a handfull of rifle armed Britons held Rorke's Drift against thousands of Zulus, or how lone machinegunners mowed down scores of enemy soldiers in WW1... if you really have barbed wire, artillery and armored vehicles, how is it even possible to get defeated by zombies?

If you just have your logistics in order, even the most thinly manned defense line should be able to hold out practically indefinetly. What can even 100,000 zombies do to a dozen of panthers? I mean really? Bite them to oblivion?

Even if all 300,000 million Europeans are zombified, how can it be that 5 million soldiers with modern arms cant slay them? It's not like they come in one huge mass against one strongpoint anyways...
 
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You have to realize zombies never sleep. They never die of hunger (apparently) or thirst. And they never get tired. So it's just a war of attrition and those with the bigger numbers win
 
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Hmm... I'm still wondering how hard can it really be for a trained, experienced late-WW2 army to handle a horde of unarmed, mindless people walking towards it with no coordination, planning or slightest sign of individual intelligence.
I mean, we all know how a handfull of rifle armed Britons held Rorke's Drift against thousands of Zulus, or how lone machinegunners mowed down scores of enemy soldiers in WW1... if you really have barbed wire, artillery and armored vehicles, how is it even possible to get defeated by zombies?

If you just have your logistics in order, even the most thinly manned defense line should be able to hold out practically indefinetly. What can even 100,000 zombies do to a dozen of panthers? I mean really? Bite them to oblivion?

Even if all 300,000 million Europeans are zombified, how can it be that 5 million soldiers with modern arms cant slay them? It's not like they come in one huge mass against one strongpoint anyways...
It actually depends on the type of zombie. If they're like the ones of World War Z, they have the "ability" to remain "alive" until you shoot them (Or hit them with a shovel-like weapon) in the head. Tanks can prove to destroy limbs and such, but they won't be totally dead.

Besides, if I were on a tank surrounded from all sides from zombies, knowing that eventually that my supply of ammo, food and water will be depleted... Well, let's just say it's scary as hell.
 

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No I was referencing WWZ and the huge amounts of Zombie games but whatever

Oh. Sorry about that, I thought you were thinking of another AAR similar to this. :)

Good Luck soulking!

- fellow competitor.

And you too! I wish you the best of luck!


Like what Aliasing posted, zombies don't sleep, don't rest. They are powered by their animal instincts which is to feed. IMO, they go both ways, group into a mass (like in cities or towns) and go sole (in the countryside).

As well, a machinegun could do damage to them but say that it shoots around 200 bullets a minute and of that, maybe around 10 - 15 of the bullets shoot the brain and kills them but the others are still moving (shot in the body or arms). Remember, a machinegun - I think - is a mowing weapon, not entirely accurate but made to cause the most harm to a person but not a zombie.

There's also the psychological factor to be noted. You're facing a "thing" that such not exist; a thing that lives to eat (not kill). You're finding out that all those defensive positions and bunkers built to stop a conventional army doesn't work with the zombies. You realize (later on in the AAR) that a single bite wound means a quick death if discovered or a slow death if hidden successfully.

Also, I would like to thank you for taking a deep interest into the Zombies in this AAR. :)

It actually depends on the type of zombie. If they're like the ones of World War Z, they have the "ability" to remain "alive" until you shoot them (Or hit them with a shovel-like weapon) in the head. Tanks can prove to destroy limbs and such, but they won't be totally dead.

Besides, if I were on a tank surrounded from all sides from zombies, knowing that eventually that my supply of ammo, food and water will be depleted... Well, let's just say it's scary as hell.

Well, that's like any zombies (Dawn of the Dead and such). I also agree with you that tanks can cause massive loss of limbs to them but not necessarily kill them.
 

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You have to realize zombies never sleep. They never die of hunger (apparently) or thirst. And they never get tired. So it's just a war of attrition and those with the bigger numbers win

Not to mention a large amount of men you lose in turn feeds the horde.

Very interesting concept, I'll be reading :)