- Sep 23, 2006
That can only mean you will have to build a navy. but what kind of Navy?
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So the weirdest thing is after getting about 15" of snow, it got really warm and all that's left are a few piles of tired looking gray piles. Strange. It's nearly January and it was 55 degrees F yesterday.Oh yeah, the snow is pretty bad right now. Im in eastern Massachusetts right now so I know exactly what you are talking about. Take your time and have a good Christmas! If we dont hear from you before then, so be it.
Send the dog anyway! I love dogs! What breed is Peti?If we don't hear from you, we can always end up sending my loyal pet Peti to rescue you.
I wouldn't exactly say I'm following a German path here...I think that will become more evident as time passes. However, since I share the exact same geographical and strategic position as Germany, similarities are bound to arise.Poland will take a path similar to the german one?
An excellent update.
It's the weirdest thing isn't it? You'd think with their limited resources they'd have better ways to spend their money than by spying on me. I believe most of these Baltic spies, though, started there from the beginning of the game. I highly doubt they've added many if any at all since 1936. No matter...they've almost been eliminated anywayWow, those Baltic peoples really, really want to know something. Latvia? Preposterous!!! :rofl: Excellent udate sir, and glad to see your BWA streamlined and into action!
Yeah...I know where you're coming from. See my comments above to Lascars. I'm not intentionally following a German path per se.Danish cookies, om nom nom nom nom...
Splendid update, still I hope you won't follow Hitler's footsteps too closely
Sorry Milites. Øresund is just much too strategically important to leave to the Danes. This will be increasingly important as I begin to look towards a Polish Navy. The Baltic makes a nice safe haven. Denmark also has some decent IC relative to the amount of effort it takes to grab it. Don't worry...I'll be nice to them.Hey you leave my motherland alone! Being occupied by the Germans is one thing, but by the Poles!
Merry Christmas to you too also
Oh don't you worry...the Brits will get theirs eventually. Extremely kind compliment Merlowe...thanks.Nice progress, tell those Brits where they can stick their demands..
And I think you just single-handedly revolutionized the way AARs are going to be done!
There are so many great AARs on these boards. I'm just happy to be able to share space with everyone else. Things are going to heat up a little in the next update...and I dare say Józef will be getting a new ribbonIt's so true that the British were so silent during the invasion of Poland blast their eyes ! Another thrilling chapter , rob , and I have to agree , you've revolutionised gameplay AARs forever ! Well done , sir
I suspect you could do a lot better than that!Glorius levels of detail ad lovely images as usual. Any AAR i would write would be 5000 time worse.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!Those little buggers.
I say it is time for Poland to become a naval power.
Good update though, great graphics work as usual.
Anyways, merry Christmas to all the subscribers of this AAR.
Ehh, yeah of course there's the Kiel canal, but hey, I needed a reasonable excuse to take Denmark. I'd also say that the sheer volume of my shipping through Øresund would overwhelm the Kiel canal...my ships need ROOM!There is no canal through Kiel?
Destroyed by the war?
Garrisoning Hitlers hometown?
You're absolutely right and I have corrected my last update with the correct name.Actually the Denmark strait is located between Greenland and Iceland That strait is called Øresund, englishified to The Sound
Interesting question. Polish naval leaders are pretty poor and their doctrines lend towards Commerce Raiding/submarine warfare. I do enjoy the fun of Battleships and Carriers...so we'll see, I haven't committed myself yet. My main focus right now is the buildup for an invasion of the USSR, but I may begin some research efforts to build a navy...I literally have nothing at all right now.That can only mean you will have to build a navy. but what kind of Navy?
I'll confess I'm a bit reluctant to go down the BC pathway here...but I do appreciate the roleplaying potential and will consider building a few anyway. BBs, on the other hand, well....YES...who wouldn't love to see some nasty Polish BBs roaming the oceansWell, I'd go for a smaller BC/BB based Navy then.
Do share more on your love of BCs...I'm skeptical...but trying to be open minded.Just caught up... Oh those naughty Danes! Smoke em! I'd go with trekaddict on this one too. A BC/BB fleet would be awesome, if only for the fact that BC's themselves are awesome!
I've already collected a decent batch of blueprints for Naval techs and will certainly gain more. It's worth mentioning that in all the times I've played Poland using the 1.3 patch, I've NEVER received a gift blueprint from the UK or France. I've always had to initiate a trade and give them something for it. In previous versions, the UK and France would shower me with blueprints...that just doesn't happen anymore. The trick is to time things properly and not lose focus on the main goal right now which is the land and air force build up leading to the invasion of the USSR. For this reason alone, I'm likely to head down the Fleet-In-Being pathway and keep my naval goals relatively modest (no massive CV fleets or anything expensive and time consuming like that). Once I have my main builds in place, such as the all important Motorized Inf divs, we'll see where the IC stands and what sort of naval builds allocation I can make. I'm doing my best to stockpile supplies right now anticipating a massive need for the Russian campaign. Naval needs will be taking a back seat for now.I was always wondering if a raider fleet utilising BCs for capship combat and CA+CL+DD combo for other operations would do the trick? Since US won't enter the Allies anytime soon and the UK doesn't have to do a normal naval buildup, I think creating a considerable force should be possible once USSR is defeated.
The good thing is, that you should recieve a load of naval blueprints (AI is always generous here) from UK and France (and Japan, should you construct your own version of the anti-comintern alliance). Personally, I'd go with Fleet-in-Being, since it provides a balanced fleet (I guess you won't go WCing, so amphibious operations are not a priority), giving conventional warships some nice bonuses.
Where's the fun in that!? I'll never be able to out-manpower the Russians...instead I'll focus on the most effective mobile force I can possibly assemble and defeat them with maneuver. Infinitely more enjoyable in my opinion. I am building SOME militia, but their main purpose is to trigger some auto-promotion for my leaders and provide some rear area security.alternatively, you could mass-produce Militia+AC and just keep throwing yourself at the soviets until they run out of ammo.
think about it!
I'm certainly aware there are better Polish leaders than Boltuc. He was selected for manual promotion because he had achieved a skill level of 3 and had only 1 experience point which means that when he got promoted I didn't have to throw away a bunch of experience points. His engineer trait also made him a decent replacement for Szylling. The other guys I'm cultivating for auto-promotion which has the distinct advantage of not losing a skill level. Pretty soon, auto-promotions will start kicking in as my overall unit count begins to rise rapidly. That's when Anders, Sosnkowski and Sikorski will become truly powerful.BTW I don't know if you moded Boltuc but he's not very good candidate to manually promote. I'd choose guys with good max skill - Anders, Sosnkowski or Sikorski
Uh, I just like them because they're lighter than BBs and therefore faster, but with some heavier guns than cruisers. I'm not sure why, but I'd rather have BC's with a country that isnt a major, just for roleplaying I guessDo share more on your love of BCs...I'm skeptical...but trying to be open minded.