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HOI3 AAR: Viva el Socialismo! – #9

September 9, 2010 3 comments

As 1944 dawns Spain finds itself more powerful than it has been in a very long time. Yet Portugal still bothers us. The troops in Africa got stuck in British territory – too out of supply to cross into Portugal’s East African holdings (perhaps being in the Allies would help this?), we’ve got the Azores to perhaps take, and surrender to force on the stubborn Portuguese! Read more…

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HOI3 AAR: Viva el Socialismo! – #8

September 5, 2010 2 comments

Mopping up Portugal’s holdings is the name of the game now. By June 1943 we’re half way across Africa, we’ve discovered we can’t re-base to our friend’s ports (thus extending our range) and we’ve discovered that the Portuguese have recaptured the Azores somehow! Time to go take them back. Read more…

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HOI3 AAR: Viva el Socialismo! – #7

September 4, 2010 1 comment

War! Huh! Wha is it good for?

Well, firstly, it’s great for CONQUERING PORTUGAL! Lets see if we can. Read more…

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HOI3 AAR: Viva el Socialismo! – #6

September 4, 2010 Comments off

What will 1942 bring the Republic of Spain? Nothing good I am sure of it. In hindsight, thinking about 1941, it may have been a mistake to pursue medium armor tech. Light armor could do the job, and to take out heavier tanks, teching-up the anti-tank guns and ant-tank tanks would probably be a far cheaper way to go. As a small power it isn’t good for me to spread the tech research too thin, but what’s done is done, so let’s get on with it! Read more…

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HOI3 AAR: Viva el Socialismo! – #5

September 1, 2010 2 comments

New Years celebrations in 1940  are muted. Fireworks, deemed entirely inappropriate, are replaced instead with the waving of small flags and the singing of patriotic songs expressing solidarity with the workers of the world. Read more…

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HOI3 AAR: Viva el Socialismo! – #4

August 31, 2010 Comments off

It occurs to me that now would be a good time to contemplate the civil war campaign and to draw out some lessons learned. After much scratching of my chin I’ve come to the following conclusions:

  • Making big stack divisions is great and all but one then lacks the flexibility of having small divisions (say, 2 brigades) mopping up enemy territory and closing pockets behind the main force. Small divisions would also be able to destroy trapped and out of supply units without taking away the combat strength from the front lines. When the army reorganizes some corps will be ‘light’ and ready to perform mopping-up duties.
  • My troops aren’t terribly mobile. It’s time to get armored ad motorized units researched and built ASAP.
  • Air power is extremely powerful. The tactical bombers could turn an even fight into an easy victory within a couple of days. We definitely need more of them too!

What do you think? Thoughts welcome! Meanwhile, on with the adventure.

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HOI3 AAR: Viva el Socialismo! – #3

August 29, 2010 2 comments

February opens with the civil war raging, but by mid-February we had taken the Nationalist capital (their new capital is La Coruna in the North West) and effectively divided the Nationalist forces in two, with hopefully the Eastern group – where the former capital is, cut off from all supply.

A Nationalist counter-attack is held off with superior air power.

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