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Day 27 - Battle in the Steppes



If you remember, on Day 26, a massive Rhodesian army had moved through Germany and started to penetrate in Persian-held Romanian :







That army would spend the night around Iasi, and would resume its march toward the East and by the end of day 26th, had reached Iasi :







Some isolated elements of the Rhodesian force, Light Tanks mostly, had been detached and seized territories more in the North.



Against this threat, the Tibetans and the Persians had agreed to merge their respective force in Stalingrad ; it was tearjerjing for the Persians at it meant retreat and leaving to the enemy a significant number of valuable industrialized territories.



Meanwhile, the Tibetan air force managed to arrive quickly on the theater, and though unable to attack the main force (an unique attempt ended with significant air losses), the raider groups were destroyed :







The local air superiority of Tibet and Persia meant that now the enemy was unable to detach any force from their main battle group. This allowed the Celestial Union was able to commit some light forces (Tibetan armored cars and Persian light tanks) to retake the lost territory "behind" the Rhodesian force, which was in this way quickly isolated in the middle of Ukraine.



Finally, on the fateful 27th day at 19H30, the Rhodesian force approached Stalingrad. The plan was simple :







- By then, the Tibetans and the Persians had already relocated from Stalingrad to Stravropol, the plains South of Stalingrad. Armors in cities can be wrecked by artillery outside the city, so while Stalingrad was a good place to regroup, it was not one to fight.



- From Stavropol, the combined Union force would wait to the enemy to engage in the hilly province to the North - Salsk. The hilly terrain means the enemy armor and artillery would fight with no special advantage...



- While the enemy would move from Stavropol, the Persians would move to Salsk to lock the enemy in close combat



- Once locked into close combat, the enemy would be an easy prey for the combined Celestial Union Artillery shooting from the plains of Stavropol [plans = +50% bonus]



The organisation of the concentration in Stavropol was a bit more complicated than expected due to several changes in rendez-vous point and... "events" surrounding [AI] Volga Perm attacks in Russia and more critically along the Tibetan reinforcement route. Due to this, the concentration of Tibet not being quite complete yet, but it was good enough and the Rhodesians were outnumbered 2:1 and even 3:1.







At around 22:00, the Rhodesians were in Salsk, advancing toward Stavropol now, and the Persians advanced to them, planning to lock them into combat as planned. Unfortunately, they were spotted at the last moment by the Rhodesian, who split their forces :

- A force at the front was composed of 10 infantry regiments and the 8 tank destroyer batteries.

- The rest, including artillery and air force, was left behind to provide long distance support.



For the Rhodesians, this only converted an unmitigated disaster into a mitigated disaster.



If the Persians had been left to spearhead the attack rather than the Tibetans, it is because their army was of lower quality overall : it was composed in a large part of motorized infantry and of other unarmored elements (against which the Tank Destroyers were useless) and even the armors were mostly deprecated armored cars or light tanks that Persia was willing to lose. On the other hand, the Persian and Tibetan artillery outnumbered the Rhodesian artillery, and they could shell the "front force" with impunity and with a favorable position.







Meanwhile, a Tibetan mechanized infantry force was tasked with cutting the only possible retreat route for the Rhodesian artillery. Not that the Rhodesians could really retreat, they were too slow [units in a province they don't control move at 50% of the normal speed, and since Persia and Tibet recovered all the provinces just behind the Rhodesians...] and furthermore if they moved away from the tank destroyers & infantry those would not be supported by AA any more and thus would be immediately destroyed from air.



Three hours later, the front force was gone, and the Persians and Tibetans engaged the supporting force. By the morning of the 28th, the Daila Lama noticed with satisfaction that there were no more Rhodesians in Ukraine.



The Rhodesians had lost their elite force of 50 armored units + 12 infantry, and for that price had only destroyed between maybe 25 units, 15 of which of questionable value (mostly obsolete Persian Light Tanks or relatively cheap motorized infantry). The Tibetans had lost at worst 3 units. What the Celestial Union did not know yet, too, was that this force was more than 95% of the force allocated to the attack of Europe. There was no significant enemy force left between Stalingrad and Spain.



The army ranking received the morning of day 28 showed that, again, there had been a shift in power :







Annihilated in the air and crippled on the sea, the Benchuanaland was now a secondary power, while the Rhodesians could only trust their air force to protect Africa. On the other hand, Maranhao had grown more and more powerful, and it was clear that the Celestial Union had to strike against Africa now ! The 28th, there would be a new target : Madagascar.











Meanwhile, on the diplomatic front, Tibet had been quite active. In the week prior, around day 20, the Daila Lama had sent to Australia, well, not really a diplomat, rather a sort of adventurer who managed to sign extremely interesting agreements with his partners :















25 000 oil over 4 days may seem limited, but Tibet daily production was around 30 000 barrels... and daily consumption around 27 000 barrels, for a daily surplus of only 3 000 barrels.



The rest was coming from Persia (who had given around the same amount as Australia as they had they own huge army to maintain) and from the market (where Tibet bought probably between 30 000 and 50 000 in oil at an extremely high price). Those 25 0000 oil barrels allowed Tibet to build the equivalent of around 25 plane squadrons, or around 20 BB. Said otherwise, this simple discussion with Australia ended up furnishing 20% or 25% of the Tibetan "available oil"



Tibet had also started discussions with Nigeria on day 24, when the Nigerians had contributed in stopping the Suez landing. While the initial discussion was without any of the gravitas that the Tibetan diplomats should maintain, it had been promising indeed.







Later discussion would reflect the state of mind of the Daila Lama - worried day 26 as multiple Benchu fleets are spotted and as the Rhodesian start they foray into Eastern Europe... and confident day 28 as the Benchu fleets was spotted at the bottom of the sea and as the Rhodesian foray had been anniliated.







According to the Nigerian timetable, the Celestial Union had 3 more days to make the difference. Meanwhile, Nigeria was obviously busy annexing the British Isles. As for the other independent powers, they had all fallen into anarchy. On the map, there were only 8 powers left :



- Tibet

- Persia

- Benchuanaland

- Rhodesia

- Maranhao

- Nigeria

- Amazonas, still unseen on the battlefront

- Australia
 
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Day 28 - Operation Ironclad



After the destruction of the Rhodesian force in Europe, the Celestial Union had a unique window of opportunity to strike back at the MAGA Alliance. While the forces were concentrating in Arabia for another landing, the navy would strike one obvious target : Madagascar.



Seizing Madagascar would have a lot of advantage :



- With the absence of any relevant enemy fleet and the distance to Maranhao, Madagascar was really vulnerable,

- Seizing Madagascar would allow

1. To force the African nations to spread out defenses along their Eastern coastline, rather than just blocking the bottlenecks of Somalia and Suez

2. To hit the historical core provinces of Benchuanaland with Persian strategic rockets, in particular for the destruction of the Benchu domestic oil production

3. To seize an island which had two ports where the Benchu could produce destroyers, in addition to its own oil production,



As for the enemy defensive, there were only three possible :

- The Benchus would engage what was left of their fleet plus new ships - if they did the Tibetans were confident their own fleet was more powerful,

- The Rhodesians would engage their massive air force. While it did not include naval bombers, its number made up for it. To counter this risk, the Tibetan fleet (7 BB, 5 DD) had to be escorted by 9 Persian powerful cruisers, whose purpose was to provide AA cover. The Persians would bring more than half of the "AA capacity" to the fleet and 50% of its capacity to receive damage, making the difference between "being at risk of being sank by the Rhodesians" and "being at risk of being damaged by the Rhodesians, at the cost of all the Rhodesian air force".







- The Rhodesians could also wait for the troops to have landed to attack them by air, for this reason, more than half of the landing force (9) would be AA. In addition, the AA would remain close to the coast during Rhodesian time of activity

- Finally, the Benchu may have strong defense in the interior. To cover against this, the Graf Zeppelin and the Admiral Andnjord were equipped with tactical bombers (+2 fighters wings) rather than naval bombers. The two CV would follow the fleet rather than be part of it, as they were slower than the BB (and of course than the DD).



The rest of the landing force were infantry, one armored car brigade and, catching up, one mechanized infantry regiment.



The two fleets had actually joined the rendez-vous point East of Cape Guardafui, and the departure order was the last order given by the Tibetan admiralty before the night, counting on the Persian admiralty to give the same order so the two fleets would navigate together. The Persian did and this time coordination was flawless [but no image, sadly]



At 14H00 on day 28, the combined fleet reached the top of Madagascar, and the armored cars started landing there while the rest of the fleet & convoy carried on South toward Tamatave.







Of course, the operation was only a distraction to the main, decisive landing which would start from Arabia. There, the troops from the Union were still concentrating:







And of course, as you can see, light forces assisted by Tibetan airplanes operating from German airports were pushing the Rhodesian out of Europe, starting with Italy.



At 16H00, the Combined Fleet was in front of Tamatave, where a couple of Benchu destroyers were immediately destroyed. Landing operations started.







At 18H15, it was clear that there were no significant ground defense on Madagascar, and the little there was could be destroyed from the sea. In addition, the armored cars had started seizing territory







The enemy battleship fleet was also spotted in Dar E Salam - four battleships, including one heavily damaged and one in patrol that rushed back to the port.



Given the lack of enemy ground troops in Madagascar, the carrier-borne aircraft were reassigned to devastating raids on the African mainland :







Another Benchu battleship was discovered, by surprise, NORTH of the (totally unescorted) carrier force, so South was the only available direction anyway.



By 19H30, the Benchu force were finally in full alert. They tried two actions :

- one was air attack with naval bombers, but they were two few in numbers and the Persian cruisers shot them down one after the other before they could deal any damage :







- the second was embarking troops from Africa to reconquer Madagascar, but between the carrier force and the naval superiority, this was doomed to fail as well :







By midnight, the landing had been a full success, and half the island was under Tibetan control :







With the Rhodesians almost nowhere to be seen [their airforce had tried to intercept the Tibetan planes, but lost them over the ocean ; on the other hand they did not try to find and destroy the Tibetan carriers] and the Benchu clearly sending all their local force to Madagascar, the Tibetan ordered an handful of units - critically including the Mechanized regiment - to land on the African mainland and raid as much as they could.



Meanwhile, the Persian spies had been very active [including sabotaging two airports, for no real long term results, but which the Tibetan claimed was "underhand, unfair and very unTibetan" - the Persians forbid their agents to do such an action in the future]. In particular, they manage to provide the military order of battle of all the enemy forces : Benchu, Rhodesian and Mercenary.



In Europe, it was confirmed the enemy had nothing, an information already gathered by the Tibetan planes :







In Egypt, the spies brought information of two medium-size mercenary forces that had not been spotted by the observation plane. Overall, the enemy had quite a large reception committee, but split in small groups and too reliant on artillery.







In Somalia, there were also significant force, but less so, and divided







And in the Africa core territories there was, well, not much really :







A significant chunk of the mercenary forces (40% ?) were ... at home in South America, and the rest (40% ?) was conquering North America - probably not the best allocation of force for the African alliance.







The plan : strike in Somalia with more than 150 units, then rush South to destroy the Africans once and for all.
 

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Day 29 and Day 30 - The Crushing of Africa



The first thing the Daila Lama did on the morning of the 29th was checking Madagascar.







The situation was good. Persian spy network had acted again, and from its report there was (still) nothing able to oppose the full conquest of the island. More interestingly, the "probing" landing on the Africa mainland went unopposed.



The second thing the Daila Lama did on the morning of the 29th was checking the situation in Arabia :







Concentration was still occuring. Mercenary and Union artillery were exchanging shells accross the channel, and the railroad gun that the Tibetan had brought in the area was making wonders.



On the Madagascar - East Coast Africa front, the mechanized infantry managed to land at 13H00, from which it proceeded to move with all haste toward the capital of Benchuanaland. The Benchus were not given orders before 3, so there was an high chance the capital could be taken before the Benchu could react. The Tibetan aircraft carriers made sure there were no defense available there :







By around 14H00, Port Salisbury, the Benchu capital, was in Tibetan hands. By 17H30, most of the Benchu core cities, left defenseless, were under Tibetan control. The Benchu were active, but barely.



The Celestial Union knew there was still a fleet somewhere between Madagascar and Africa. It had been seen in the morning, then lost, then seen again by a Tibetan submarine at 17H30. The Graf Zeppelin and Admiral Andnjord recalled their planes - the hunt was on !







The Persian cruiser fleet would try to block the Southern passage, while the Tibetan battleship cruiser would pursue from the North. The Benchu were escaping with the insufficient escort of 5 wings of ground-based naval bombers.



The enemy fleet disappeared again at around 21H00. By then, all the valuable territories of Benchuanaland had been seized without any defense. [This is one of the advantages of Tibet I was telling you about at the beginning - it takes 2 days to take eveything in Tibet assuming everything is defenseless, whereas countries that are fully made of plains are vulnerable to flash invasion in 8 hours]. The Rhodesian air force, instead of directly attacking the Tibetans ... patrolled.







At 22H00, the Benchu fleet spotted again by carrier-borned aircraft ...







... and at 23H30, the Tibetan fleet caught up the Benchu fleet.







The Daila Lama was confident that on day 30, there would be no more Benchu fleet.





By the end of the day, the world had changed quite a lot :











Tibet was controlling everything in continental Asia from the borders with Persia to the Pacific, with the exception of the Japanese island (the Japanese-held Korea had been conquered), Taiwan and a small part of Siberia. It was also expending in Europe, held Madagascar and part of Africa.



in the meantime, Maranhao was barely taking a relatively part of Northern United States. The war was won.



As for Somalia, the Tibetan expeditionary force - around 90 units almost all of them armored or at least motorized - started embarking at midnight. Around 70 armored Persian units were preparing to follow the 30th.









By the day 30, the Benchu and the Rhodesians had stopped fighting. The Rhodesian capital was seized in the morning :







Raising volunteers locally by locals hastily converted to Buddhishm, the conquest of the South of Africa was swift - at 22H30 the South of Africa was mostly held by Tibet :







The dreaded Rhodesian air force was caught on the ground, and destroyed !









As was Somalia, where the landing had gone unopposed and the static Benchu resistance was annihilated :











It was time to prepare the future :











Diplomatic channels started, or restarted in the case of Maranhao.



Australia :







Australia would apply to the Celestial Union and would be accepted without a word, as is normal for a junior partner.





Nigeria :







They did not answer as I write this chronicle



Finally the mercenaries from Maranhao :







They answered :







Total victory was now only a few signature on peace treaties away.
 

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Day 31 to day 38 - The End



With the seizing of the core provinces of Benchuanaland and Rhodesia, their leaders deserted and it was only a matter of conquering a mostly passive enemy.



Persia landed in Suez and from there started the conquest of Egypt.







Africa would be split in four:

- Nigeria would keep its parts,

- Same with [AI] Ethiopia

- The rest would be split in half along the the vertical axis, more or less at the level of Gabon or the middle of South Sudan. The North would go to Persia, the South to Tibet



By the end of day 31, a significant chunk of Africa was already liberated :







It would take 4 more days to wipe out the last leftovers of the former African owners :







.. except, as you can see, within the Nigerian territory.



Indeed, "negotiating" with Nigeria had been difficult. The initial conditions had been clear enough but it seems there were communication issue indeed :











Meanwhile, the discussion with Maranhao went better, though initially the mercenaries were reluctant to attack their former allies :











Maranhao delivered, in two days Amazonas was wiped out :











The mention of Japan had puzzled the Tibetans, but when a Tibetan invasion force in Japan met the Amazonians there. It was clearer. The Amazonians were quickly chased.







Those conditions fullfilled, the mercenaries from Maranhao were accepted as the militant wing of the Celestial Union in South America :







Meanwhile, Persia decided to bring order in Turkey, starting with the firing of dizains of rockets !









Tibet, Maranhao and Persia discussed the situation of Nigeria. They all agreed that they were undeserving to join the Union and claim victory. The news was brought to Nigeria :









Finally, at he onset of day 38, the Celestial Union could finally claim victory :









... and this is the history of the 38 fateful day - really 30 - during which the Celestial Union took control of the world !





[this is my last post obviously on the day to day , incoming a short one on general thinking on how the game went and on what-if]
 

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Conclusion



Some analysis on this game



The opponents



I would say that there were only three real opponents in the late game (I will not cover the early and mid game opponents, out of these Pakistan was probably the most competent).



Benchuanaland and Rhodesia (=South West Africa) had actually fairly different styles.



While active, Benchuanaland did not know how to concentrate his force before attacking, and for this reason his main assets - his strategic bombers, his warships - were destroyed one after the other. During the first attack of Africa, he showed some tactical acumen [that I have not showed here because it was really low level], for instance he avoided engaged his armored force in cities during the pursuit of the Army Group Somalia, and position his artillery optimally to defeat the landing on Suez. But the usage of the plane was horrible : they were sent sometimes one after the other as they arrive, and planes were used in functions they could not assume, in particular strategic bombers against warships.



Rhodesia seemed less active, and as much as Benchuanaland engaged whatever the odds, Rhodesia was the opposite : his unwillingness to expose his air force or a smaller part of its airforce meant that the Persians and Tibetans were in control of the air despite being on paper outnumbered 2:1 or even 3:1. For sure there was a always an "airfleet in being" forcing the Tibetans to watch the skies at all time, but given the Rhodesian mega air squadron could only be at one place at a time, it would take hours before the mega air squadron could be transfered somewhere useful. A less active general is better-off splitting his air force in smaller groups that are closer to where they could be useful.

Similarly, his unwillingness to split (or reinforce) his strong attack force in Europe into smaller more flexible groups meant that his force was quickly isolated and engaged on the Celestial Union terms (no retreat possible, engaged in melee with units the Union was willing to sacrifice in close combat while shelling the Rhodesians from an advantageous position by Union artillery.



Both players, especially Rhodesia, squandered incredibly good starting positions. Rhodesia starts with THREE oil icon, including double-icon next to the sea. When this happen, there is absolutely no disadvantage in building a naval base [which costs oil but increase province production] in that province, as it allows to produce even more oil than any other nation WHILE getting a free to maintain shipyard. In addition, Rhodesia also as a double-steel coastal province, so there is no reason not to build an extremely strong industry (which cost oil & steel mostly) and yet the Rhodesian industry was underdeveloped in those oil provinces in particular. The fact that the African coalition had to rely 100% on Benchuanaland for its naval force is baffling.

Nigeria has a less powerful starting position - though quite strong still with two oil icons (vs one for Tibet) and a double-rare materials province, but similarly it was economically undevelopped.



Finally, none of the two players used they largely superior air force to destroy targets of opportunities in Saudi Arabia (except airports ^^), which allowed Persia and Tibet to position troops for the night very close to the "front", and thus allowing those troops to be effective very early to very late the following day.



Maranhao was probably the only solid player of the coalition, despite a very poor starting region (similar and I believe actually even worse than Tibet on many aspects : one oil icon like Tibet, but also only one rare materials when Tibet has two - and the one from Maranhao is not even in a city !). Maranhao has properly developped its industry (Max industry & infrastructure on the oil & rare materials), the doctrine was sound though different from Tibet [a lot of anti-air at maximum level, a cheap units that perform poorly but not insignificantly against non-air targets - they represented one third of the total Maranhao force, the rest is mostly medium tanks supported by a significant volume of artillery). Combat skill is a bit harder to judge for Tibet, as there were few combats, but given its starting position and how fast it brought its neighbours down it was probably at least on par with the Africans, probably better. The air force was fairly small and technologically not as advanced as the rest, a choice that makes sense for a country that lacked capacity to research (due to low rare materials level) and which builds that much AA (so the other side air force is neutralized). It was really diplomatically that Maranhao shined, turning two fledging coalitions at war with each other into one competitive coalition.



There is little to say on Amazonas, a totally incompetent player who managed to failed its attacks against neutral Tahiti (!) and New Zealand in the middle of the game, and who never managed to conquer neighbouring AI Mexico, without getting into a discussion on the level of help he offered to his allies.



Finally, there was only one short air attack from Nigeria, but analyzing of his force indicated a good understanding of air combat (perfectly balanced stacks, unlike the two other Africans) and adequate land combat skill (the stacks are competently designed, though with a tendancy of putting too many units together). Nigeria has a very good starting position, very comparable though slighly inferior to the one of Rhodesia (the same 3 oil icons including one double-icon coastal province). The reseach seem a bit dispersed, which is to avoid when one leads a country with so little rare materials. Overall, if Nigeria had chosen who to side with, that coalition would have won and him with it. Instead, he decided to remain neutral, and lost.



Finally, Persia was a competent player that managed to survive a terrible starting position in terms of resource (2 oil only ! One rare material ! 3 icons of steel only), though he should have invested more in developing those resources (until the end, oil & rare materials production was not optimized - rare materials only had ONE infrastructure to support its production). In the incomfortable position of having to work with a player that told him most of what to do, he manages to learn on the fly(histroops composition, including air, was way better at the end of the game than at the beginning). While he had a weaker force, his force was strong where the Tibetans was weak : naval air defense (aka cruiser), strategic weapons. Very careful with his units, the fact that he kept until the end his initial land force and navy really offered freedom to Tibet to focus on building a navy and an army to win, and not one to plug the gaps.

The coordination with Tibet was top-notch, possibly the best I EVER had in a game, as showed for instance with the Persian fleet navigating perfectly in sync with the Tibetan fleet, or to a lower extent by the pretty complicated combat operations in Ukraine. All in all, once he learns to build up his industry early on at the same time as expands, he can become a great coalition player - though not so sure for him as a solo player.



Lessons for me



A few things I learned along the way :

- Destroyers, even in high numbers, will get absolutely wrecked by even a small battleship force. As it should be, indeed. 75 HP is a lot,

- Strategic bombers, I considered them useless- well no more. IF you have the oil, they can be a devastating too to ruin your opponent strategy. IF you have the oil.

- Motorized Infantry vs Mechanized - I usually prefer mechanized, but versus Rhodesia I got a problem : tank destroyers. They counter both Medium tanks and mechanized. In the future, if I have a strong tank force I will develop motorized to avoid having one weapon counter both my main land attack unit

- Manpower : It is the very first game I ran totally out of manpower in the late game, due to my strategy to focus on foot troops to get around my lack of oil. In the future, I will try to switch to motorized infantry (cheaper in manpower) earlier on





What-if



The enemy coalition could have triumphed fairly easily if one o at worse several of the following had happened :



- Amazonas buying all the oil,



According to the newspaper, Amazonas was owning 45% of the world cash. It could easily have dried out the market and bought all the oil. Without the market oil, no battleship building program, no fleet of naval bombers, so no conquest of Madagascar, and no victory





- A landing day 24 to 25 in the South of Saudi Arabia,



By day 25, my small destroyer fleet is destroyed, my air force is at an historical low, and my BB have not arrived yet except for a couple of them. With absolute naval superiority, the Africans could have landed in the South of Saudi Arabia (in the North, the Persian fleet & air force would have prevented this), especially if the strategic bombers had been committed in destroying any airport I would try to use defensively (naval bombers have a very short range !) and with the commitment of the massive Rhodesian air force. It may have succeeded, it may have failed. If it had succeeded, it would have been a whole other ball game, with many oil provicnes lost, no Tibetan land troops available at that time (they had been lost in Africa) and strategic bombers in range of the Persian core provinces. In addition, it would probably have committed Nigeria to the African cause. By day 26 and the loss of the African naval superiority in the region, this window of opportunity closed



- A Maranhaese attack in the Pacific (or Oceania),



After the destruction of my forces in Africa day 24, I had to bring all my reserves, including "garrisons" I had put in India or Indochina, to the West. I also brought my air force, including naval bombers that were on my two Eastern carriers. Of course, Maranhao could not have known that, but if he had landed in the Philippines or (more risky) Eastern China, I would have had to commit significant force on that front to prevent another landing, rather than having the freedom of bringing all my BB against Madagascar. Of course, a landing of all the Maranhaese (or Amazonian) force in Indochina at that time would have destroyed me, but let's be honest no one sends 50% of their force in a 3 days trip across the Pacific hoping for the opponent to be defenseless. But seizing the Philippines was definitely doable.



Alternatively, Maranhao attacking Australia would have forced me to react first to avoid Maranhao to have a foothold so close from home (and with access to all the "safe" Indian Ocean) and also because Australia was critical for my oil flow.





- Could the Africans still win after the landing in Madagascar ?



I don't think so, though I would not be 100% sure of that, except if Nigeria intervened in their favor - but then his forces were in the wrong place for that. Even if the Africans had protected their core, the landing in Somalia would have been 100% unopposed, and the Tibetan army alone was on par with the Benchu + Rhodesian army, and then there were the Persians landing in Somalia and those that would land in Suez.



The Africans could have bottled up the Tibetan in Somalia with a smaller force, but they could not defend Somalia AND Suez while keeping defenses in their core against a surprise landing from Madagascar. Even if they had, Persia and me where building ballistic missile capacity in Madagascar, and Benchuanaland happens to be in range so it would have been taken out de facto, as all his core industries would have been slowly reduced to ashes. In addition, with the absolute Persian-Tibetan naval superiority, the next target was to destroy the African ports from the sea, leaving only Maranhao in position to build ships.









And with those final comments I now close this AAR. Thank you all for following it ! You'll note I updated the table of contents and Blake & Mortimerized all entries
 
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For those interested, I started another Let's Play of this game in another forum.

https://forum.callofwar.com/index.p...republic-let-s-play/&postID=233448#post233448

Yes, the Dominican Republic.

The ruleset of Call of War has changed a lot, including on the following elements :

- I play an "historical" scenario, so the starting is not "fair" at all, and Germany / Soviet Unions are way more powerful than Tibet. This existed before, but my Tibet game was a "balanced" start where Tibet was as powerful as Germany in the beginning.
- Countries have doctrine (German, Allied, Communist or "Pan-Asian") which gives them strength and weaknesses,
- Units have to be manually upgraded when a new technology is reached
- To build a unit, you need a specific industry (eg tank factory to build tanks), instead of the generic "Industrial Centers" building which disappeared. The higher the technology, the longer it takes, but higher level buildings decrease that time a LOT.
- Finally, the resources are mostly found in cities instead of in the country side.
 

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For those interested, I started another Let's Play of this game in another forum.

https://forum.callofwar.com/index.p...republic-let-s-play/&postID=233448#post233448

Yes, the Dominican Republic.

The ruleset of Call of War has changed a lot, including on the following elements :

- I play an "historical" scenario, so the starting is not "fair" at all, and Germany / Soviet Unions are way more powerful than Tibet. This existed before, but my Tibet game was a "balanced" start where Tibet was as powerful as Germany in the beginning.
- Countries have doctrine (German, Allied, Communist or "Pan-Asian") which gives them strength and weaknesses,
- Units have to be manually upgraded when a new technology is reached
- To build a unit, you need a specific industry (eg tank factory to build tanks), instead of the generic "Industrial Centers" building which disappeared. The higher the technology, the longer it takes, but higher level buildings decrease that time a LOT.
- Finally, the resources are mostly found in cities instead of in the country side.
Turns out I finished that one. Honestly very NOT interesting, but I could not know when I started.
 

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For those interested, I started another Let's Play of this game in another forum.

https://forum.callofwar.com/index.p...republic-let-s-play/&postID=233448#post233448

Yes, the Dominican Republic.

The ruleset of Call of War has changed a lot, including on the following elements :

- I play an "historical" scenario, so the starting is not "fair" at all, and Germany / Soviet Unions are way more powerful than Tibet. This existed before, but my Tibet game was a "balanced" start where Tibet was as powerful as Germany in the beginning.
- Countries have doctrine (German, Allied, Communist or "Pan-Asian") which gives them strength and weaknesses,
- Units have to be manually upgraded when a new technology is reached
- To build a unit, you need a specific industry (eg tank factory to build tanks), instead of the generic "Industrial Centers" building which disappeared. The higher the technology, the longer it takes, but higher level buildings decrease that time a LOT.
- Finally, the resources are mostly found in cities instead of in the country side.
Turns out I finished that one. Honestly very NOT interesting, but I could not know when I started.
I finished reading the AAR, at least it was an interesting read
 

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