HOI3 AAR: Viva el Socialismo! – #10
Yes, those are German divisions on ever single province bordering our territory! You’ll note none of our troops other than Garrison divisions are in France any more – yes, we fled France as quickly as possible and set a defensive line behind a river in Spain in case those nasty Germans decided to cause mischief.
October – December 1945
We’ve also discovered that we own a chunk of South America! How did I find out? Well, there was a small revolution there. Fortunately we also own a small chunk of the Caribbean so forces have rebased there and are ready to recapture our lost lands. That reminds me – I guess I’m going to have to build more Garrison/MP divisions to keep these pesky rebels under control.
January – May 1946
1946 is tense, but quiet. A couple of small uprisings in Portugal and France are put down but nothing much else of interest happens. We pick up technologies such as Night Fighting equipment (very handy), Heavy Tanks (just in case) and some doctrine stuff. We also look closely at our shipping and it looks like we have some 40-odd free transport freighters and yet still red supply lines. I’m figuring that perhaps there just isn’t anything worth shipping from those locations as when I ran the supply lines manually and populated those lines with ships I didn’t get a resource boost. Hmm.
We also had another Armored division complete – this one with infantry (it was going to be a defensive armored division – yeah, I don’t know what I was thinking either). I’m going to upgrade the infantry to newly invented Mechanised Infantry!
Speaking of divisions, I’m thinking a good defensive division might be two brigades of infantry with rocket artillery and anti-tank guns attached. Alternately, a couple of Tank Destroyer brigades would at least give a combined arms bonus… but how that weighs up when compared to the cheaper and more explosivey Rockets and Anti-Tank, I’ll never know…
Anyway, if you’ve been wondering what the Allies have been up to – well – I can tell you! They’ve gone and defeated that dangerous Axis member – Peru!
June – December 1946
It turns out Spain has a bit of turf in the South Pacific! How did I find out? Rebels, of course!
In addition to Papeete (which will soon be entirely lost to rebels, I fear) we’ve also picked up New Caledonia (north of New Zealand there). None of these territories produce anything of use so I’m inclined to let them go native and forget about them. They deserve their freedom!
January – December 1947
It’s quiet. Very quiet. We still haven’t solved our energy crisis, the Germans haven’t moved and the Allies are messing about in South America and East Asia. When will something happen? Ideally, I’d like to jump on the Germans while everyone else is doing the same, but there’s no way I’m going first!
Meanwhile, it seems half the world has taken a size in this war – except for Spain, of course!
And since we’re here, here’s how my production screen is currently looking.
In September we get an uprising in a rather peculiar place…
Turns out it’s a province in North Africa. Yet another place to go squish the bad guys in. We’ve had a few rebels pop up here and there. So annoying.
January – December 1948
A Very Quiet Year. We manage to create two new Infantry corps and continue to pump out infantry divisions and in August we decide to puppet Syria and Lebanon in a pique of Solidarity with the Oppressed of the Middle East. Welcome to the World of Nations! Please don’t mind the horrendous global conflict!
Meanwhile, Spain waits. And waits. For someone, anyone, to take on the Germans!
Read on! HOI3 AAR: Viva el Socialismo! – #11