'Kriegsplan Orange' - 9 player online HoI2: AoD campaign (1936)

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Re: 'Kriegsplan Orange' - 9 player online HoI2: AoD campaign (1936)

Post: # 100879Post Mr_B0narpte
Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:04 am

1946

As the radioactive dust settled over Moscow, Bratislava, and Tokyo the world looked in tatters. A world congress is convened, and it is agreed the conflict will be decided by the end of the year. Whichever alliance has the most victory points will be declared the victor. The Allies start with a clear lead, but with their army in Europe in tatters, let the games begin…

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Millions of lives were lost in 1945 alone, already after a previous global conflict that had lasted over half a decade. The geopolitical landscapes of Europe and Asia had dramatically shifted, with Europe remaining the world’s battlefield as the forces of the Communist International now vied to take the continent from the Allies.

Asia now lay firmly in the hands of the Comintern, with the Allies only have scatterings of overseas holdings such as Taiwan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and the Dutch East Indies. The Communists could now utilise the manpower of China, India and Japan in their fight. Even the Allies’ industrial superiority could now come into question with so many nations now flying the hammer and sickle.


Battles of Germany & Denmark


Following the nuclear attack on Bratislava and a significant portion of the US army, the Red Army and all its allies pushed on. General Gort’s British forces could not hold Berlin long as the overwhelming numbers of the Comintern forces immediately showed, with him quickly ordering the retreat for his severely depleted units. Patton and virtually all Allied forces retreated to the relative safety of Copenhagen, with it only being flanked by two provinces.


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The British also successfully held Gibraltar as Spain and Portugal fell to the USSR.

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This meant the virtual abandonment of Italy by the British and Americans, as Italian forces put up a brave but ultimately fruitless resistance to Comintern forces. As the dust settled, the Kingdom of Italy retained just Sicily and Sardinia.


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On 25 August 1946 the USSR ends its suzerainty over the DDR, perhaps in order to allow the Germans to share their scientific discoveries with the rest of the Comintern alongside acknowledging their greater importance in the alliance.


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Asian Campaign


The Allies continued to dominate the seas, scoring multiple victories across the Pacific, to the dismay of the Chinese and Soviet admirals.

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Battle of Japan


However, all was not lost for the Allies as they launched a major campaign to take Japan.

After taking the island of Kyushu by mid-May 1946, the Allies made many attempts to land in the Honshu and Hokkaido islands, but none were successful until the Battles of Akita and Sendai, ending in US & Brazilian victory on 13 & 15 August 1946 respectively. From there the end of Communist Japan was in sight, with Tokyo falling on 21 August and the Battle for Japan ending in complete Allied victory on 19 November 1946 with the Battle of Asahikawa. With near control of the seas, the Comintern evacuation of Japan was severely hampered and – out of a force of over 50 divisions - an estimated 27 Chinese infantry divisions surrendered in Japan.


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Ending with a bang, and another

In September 1946 the Allies reinforced their momentum in Asia as the US strategic bomber fleet eyed up the Chinese capital of Chongqing. Through sheer weight of bombers, they flew through the Comintern’s air defences, dealing a significant dent to the Republic of China.


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However, this was not left unanswered by the Comintern as the Soviets devised a very risky yet highly successful response - the nuclear bombing of New York in November 1946. It dealt a serious blow to the US military industrial complex, alongside creating nationwide war weariness as the Soviet air force brought the war home to them. It all came about as Bermuda, a British colony, was left undefended, with the Soviet High Command exploiting the situation to its full potential, even sending an infantry division on a suicide mission to raid the radioactive city straight after the strategic bombers make their escape.


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So, who won?

With such dramatic conquests throughout 1946, despite losing a major partner in Japan, the Comintern managed to dash across the finishing line well ahead of the Allies, being declared the winner of the most dramatic World War 3 AoD campaign I have ever seen!


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What was the cost?


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A big congratulations to Desev and Emperor Liberty for their management of their countries and the Comintern, their win was well deserved and epically fought.

A big thank you undoubtedly also goes to Evil Overlord and Lord Jarski for handling an incredible campaign, both as the Allies and Axis (respectively).

Last but not least, many thanks to El Duck, Viper, Feuerschwanz and Gogopher for their major parts in World War 2. Viper did especially well to receive the call to Germany and pick up from the pickle I’d left the Reich in! Him and Jarski performed extremely well in their handling of the Axis, fighting an epic struggle from 1940 to 1944. Feuerschwanz was also a very entertaining Japan and a great sport given all the extremely difficult challenges the nation faced. Kudos also to Duck for his - & EO’s - strong defence of France, bleeding me dry there, and managing the dramatic struggle onwards to eventual victory in World War 2.

Thanks also to all the people who’ve taken the time to read my AAR, I’ve enjoyed it. This has been one of the most epic campaigns I’ve ever played.


If anyone has got the itch to play AoD online, please message me or comment below, and you’ll be more then welcome to join us, in this campaign or the next!
Currently enjoying writing and sharing the story of our 2020 online AoD campaign - we've reached the end - feel free to read the latest here (the whole saga is now available for all to see)

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Re: 'Kriegsplan Orange' - 9 player online HoI2: AoD campaign (1936)

Post: # 100880Post Jones
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:00 pm

Congratulations all! A massive achievement in finishing this game and a special thanks to Mr_B0naparte for allowing us all to share in it.
"Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war" - William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar"

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Re: 'Kriegsplan Orange' - 9 player online HoI2: AoD campaign (1936)

Post: # 100881Post Mr_B0narpte
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:19 pm

Jones wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:00 pm
Congratulations all! A massive achievement in finishing this game and a special thanks to Mr_B0naparte for allowing us all to share in it.
Thank you :D
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Re: 'Kriegsplan Orange' - 9 player online HoI2: AoD campaign (1936)

Post: # 102574Post desev
Sun Dec 04, 2022 3:37 pm

Just rereading. I think tthis is the greatest graphic AAR ever for HOI series I have ever seen. Congratulations yet again!

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Re: 'Kriegsplan Orange' - 9 player online HoI2: AoD campaign (1936)

Post: # 102575Post Mr_B0narpte
Mon Dec 05, 2022 3:12 am

desev wrote:
Sun Dec 04, 2022 3:37 pm
Just rereading. I think tthis is the greatest graphic AAR ever for HOI series I have ever seen. Congratulations yet again!
Thank you for the very kind words Generalissimo :)
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