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I don't think I've seen alot of CSA AARs around so it's great to have this well written one! I can't wait till you liberate my home state of North Carolina :)
 

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Thank you for the commentary. More shall come later. Specific replies and then teaser time!

@SovietAmerika - Patience Padawan!

@c0d - they're not marching up the Potomac, they're marching down it!

@Sectorknight21 - Eventually!

@ Undead-Hippie - You shall be liberated much sooner! Lucky you!

**TEASER**

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Jimmy Hoffa as a general? Why?! :eek: :D
 

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Jimmy Hoffa as a general? Why?! :eek: :D
Why not ;)...

There are more interesting generals among the Syndies if I remember well. Perhaps KaiserMuffin will feature some of them later.
 

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Damn Syndies! MacArthur and Long will teach you a lesson! :D

Good to see some action, I hope you can survive. American Union State is the only faction that starts with armored division(not to mention who is commander of that unit). But if you spam enough militias, it isn't hard to defend your lines.
 

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*laughs at this post above, and then decides to post his update now... :D*

I turned a good 12 maybe divisions including the Italian Volunteers, The Minutemen and the 1st and 2nd Union Infantry... 4 divs of 36 inf - just in time... :) No tanks though, I am playing beta IV cos my Doomsday doesn't like the new versions.
 

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Free Bird said:
If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I must be travelling on, now,
'Cause there's too many places I've got to see.
The AUS was perhaps the weakest side during the Civil War. Their demagogic leaders meant that they had severe issues with finding those willing to fight. Most of the Population of the South greeted Syndicate troops as liberators.


The first encounter between the sides was a clash as CSA troops moved into Owensboro, Kentucky across the river, Sicilian infantrymen who had shipped out from New York the week before holding the bridgehead for an hour before they lead the militia through grinding street to street fighting, before the AUS regulars fell back along 4th Street East, as they beat a retreat through Lt. General Foster's ambushing 'Illinois' Union Militia.

Each battle against the AUS seemed to go the same way for the men of the South. Even when the numbers were even, some innovation or trick by a CSA general would even the score. By May 13th, the CSA was engaged in constant skirmishing on the outskirts of Atlanta as they prepared for what later became known as Operation 'If I had a hammer'.


The following would be the first battle where the AUS forced the hand of the CSA. A three pronged attack from Biloxi, Mobile and Atlanta meant that Lt. General Aalto had to commit to attacking the city ahead of schedule, whilst the Sicilians in Jackson beat off the attack from Biloxi. Facing a lone militia division in Mobile, the United Illinois stood their ground and repulsed the attack.

Now without the support from the International Brigades that the Operation Plan relied on, Lt. Gen Aalto continued the assault on Atlanta, deeming it demoralising if the offensive should be halted.


However the liberation and pacification of Columbia happened on schedule and the Colliers Division executed a coup, best described in Eric Blair's 'Homage to Chicago'.

Eric Blair said:
Having come through Columbus we left that city behind in a lightning movement of marching feet, arriving at what were thought to be the frontlines 5 days later after long marches. Infact they were deserted, as we discovered when the French Regulars, all 5000 of them seemingly as one man charged the trenches. We scrabbled after them with a yell and a great hue and cry erupted as we skidded across the burnt clear wasteland, for the competition between ourselves and the French as written elsewhere was immense and it gave us such strength as we entered the city unopposed. We must have ran for hours through the outskirts, before reaching the city centre of Atlanta. Now we could hear the crack of guns, artillery near us and small arms further away.

We moved from building to building before coming to Washington Park. There we found the artillery brigades, and fell upon them like a pack of wolves. They didn't stand a chance.

Following that, the Colliers moved North rejoining with the French division, before sandwiching the Union troops in a vice of French, American and British steel in a northern outskirt of the city proper.

Within 14 days of the fall of Atlanta, the American Union State was consigned to oblivion after tactical landings at Miami by the United Pennsylvania blocked the Long government from forming on US soil again.

Under the terms of the surrender agreement Union troops had to fight on in mixed battalions with Syndicate divisions, whilst the Union officer class were imprisoned as PoWs. Many soldiers from the Union deserted, but the Combined Syndicates still saw the number of it's armies almost double

-Paul Mattick, Uprising​
 
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Here goes American Union State...

Looks like 1st Union Armored Division was included in newest release. In my game, AUS always gets armored division under command of George Patton.
 

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Indeed, that armooured division lets the AUS absolutely punish the CSA, I had him all the way up to New England within 3-4 months of the war break out and the CSA down to one province in Michigan within 9 months, that armoured division is the best unit in America during the civil war. :)
 

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I dunno. I played one game when I was less proficient as the CSA and the US managed to get something like 10 divs in Washington. I ended up building tanks and still couldn't shift them with 3 divs of arm!
 

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Patton is generally a major pain, yet in my latest CSA game I actually managed to get him encircled and subsequently destroyed by the International Brigades under Marshall :D
 

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The thing with that armoured division and the terrain of the east coast is that it can power up through plains most of the way, and the US for some reason tends to concentrate on taking back the north and leaving Washington mostly empty for the AUS to snap up :) IMHO The hardest nation to win as is the USA itself on the higher difficulty levels, as on the newest Kaiserreich version the AUS gets loads (4-6) Infantry divisions by event along with all its starting stuff and the armoured division. While the CSA gets the IC base, the US gets a three front war, loses most of its IC and has terrain left to it that is perfect for being conquered.
 

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What's terrible about this is that the Infantry School is in Columbus, Georgia, and that was, IIRC, Patton's peacetime pre-war assignment - development of armored warfare at Ft. Benning. Unless there's a small miracle, which I doubt, I suspect this means that 1/29 Infantry no longer exists, and therefore in 1940 there is no airborne test platoon at Ft. Benning, which means that the world's most unusual adaptation of a carnival ride is never built...


Yes, this was originally a Coney Island carnival ride.

Still, I do happy dance at Eric Blair's "Homage to Chicago."
 

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The thing with that armoured division and the terrain of the east coast is that it can power up through plains most of the way, and the US for some reason tends to concentrate on taking back the north and leaving Washington mostly empty for the AUS to snap up :) IMHO The hardest nation to win as is the USA itself on the higher difficulty levels, as on the newest Kaiserreich version the AUS gets loads (4-6) Infantry divisions by event along with all its starting stuff and the armoured division. While the CSA gets the IC base, the US gets a three front war, loses most of its IC and has terrain left to it that is perfect for being conquered.
Well, the only lucky thing for USA is that Pacific States are easy to be manipulated with. Event chances are very high in the favour of USA. MacArthur can easily push PSA into alliance, puppet them or even anex them. This way you can avoid three front war and get many allied troops to reinforce your lines(in case of PSA being puppet or equal ally) or get IC of entire West Coast in case of anexation(PSA rejoins the union). I tried a game with AUS last time and USA have anexed PSA via event. They became very strong this way, making strong frontline across entire Mid-West(instead of classical North Vs South there was West Vs East). And yes, Patton sweept with everything until he somehow got stucked in the swamps of Louisiana after furious counter-offensive of USA. :D
 

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Ah but the USA should never negotiate with people getting uppity or terrorists as they like to call them :p I always war on three fronts as the US it is much more fun. In the only full game I have done as them I lost Denver twice to the CSA before encircling and killing off 28 or so militia divisions. I must resist the urge to do an AUS AAR, must resist...
 

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Ah but the USA should never negotiate with people getting uppity or terrorists as they like to call them :p I always war on three fronts as the US it is much more fun. In the only full game I have done as them I lost Denver twice to the CSA before encircling and killing off 28 or so militia divisions. I must resist the urge to do an AUS AAR, must resist...
You can't resist the pure Evilness of Dark America...
Join the minions of Evil like Huey Long, Henry Ford, Fritz Kuhn, Father Coughlin, Charles Lindbergh, Prescott Bush, Samuel Roper, Curtis LeMay ''Bombs Away'', George Patton and many other servants of Darkness. ;)
 

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As Atlanta is liberated, a man in his early 40's, coming out with a woman and 3 small children, salutes the advancing Syndie troops, wishing to enlist and join then.

Nice job destroying the AUS!
 

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The suppressed socialists of the South are saved, so speedily! People can enlist if they desire :D - the Syndicates mainly replenished their losses from deserters from the Socialists in the proto-concentration system the AUS had implemented before the war got them busy.
 
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