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GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/17/2015 7:25:47 PM   
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The Great Patriotic War (Excerpts from the journal of J. Stalin)

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I was at the dedication of a generator factory when the news came that Hitler had explosively attacked on two
fronts. He attacked into Holland, stopping only at the edge of Amsterdam. The Germans also attacked Poland, which
is far more crucial to us. We sent a quick telegram to Paris and told the French who had treaty obligations to the
Poles that we would be entering Polish territory. We also began to recover our Baltic territories.

We have read Hitler's little book, and we know he is no friend to the Soviet Union. We do not want war with Germany
now, but we need buffer areas in Eastern Europe.

We were going to continue our planned modernization, but this European war must be addressed. The attacks were a surprise
but our response was not all we could have wished for. We wanted to overawe the Baltic Nations, but they held our
rapid attacks off easily. Next month's combat had better be far more successful.







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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/18/2015 5:22:56 AM   
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China warns the aggressors to turn back while they still can.




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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/18/2015 8:06:15 AM   
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In other war news, Germany continues its blitzkrieg into Poland and the Low Countries but is making rather hard work of it.

Italy declares war on France.

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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/19/2015 12:02:33 AM   
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Nippon is only engaging in police action against the banditry running rampant in Manchuria! Lay down your arms, Bandits, and we will allow you to receive fair judgement from the Tribunal!

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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/19/2015 2:12:29 AM   
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The Great Patriotic War (Excerpts from the journal of J. Stalin)

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The Red Army is advancing into Poland and the Baltic states with low causalities. We are almost being welcomed
and I know this is not because the Poles love us, but they love us better than the Germans. We are thinking of
changing our policy a bit. It is extremely difficult to trust a capitalist government. They have a natural hatred
of communism and that is in the back of their minds constantly. They have behaved well in Eastern Europe, and that
makes me want to encourage such behavior.

The Army has potential, but it is not in full fighting form, nor is the nations production up to speed. The fact
that our troops see Germans across a thin frontier wire is chilling. I hear, although no one tells me to my face,
that the Germans look like very fine troops. There are estimates they are three time as efficient as the Red Army.
The officers are afraid to tell me this, but I suspect it is worse. I did not purge the officer corps because I thought
it would make them more efficient, but because it would make them more loyal. I certainly want good warriors, but first
I want to know who they are fighting for.

So let us prepare for a major conflict, my people make your defenders strong!






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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/19/2015 7:53:40 PM   
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The Chinese are proud to say that when the imperialist attacked they were first to stand forward.




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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/20/2015 8:41:59 AM   
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Germany takes over the Netherlands (well almost)and destroys numerous Polish units south of Warsaw. Soviet units are already at the gates of eastern Warsaw. If Stalin wishes Warsaw for himself, the Fuhrer has no problem with that.

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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/21/2015 2:53:21 AM   
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Wow! Those are awfully strong chinese conscripts...must be some nva in the ranks or something...artillery,air bombardment and combined arms and the Japanese can't even dent one stack. At this rate the war will be over within the year...and not in Japan's favor.

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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/21/2015 4:26:52 AM   
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The Great Patriotic War (Excerpts from the journal of J. Stalin)

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The Germans took Krakow which did not please us a bit. We took Bialystok and prevented the Germans from stealing
Kaipeda, which clearly is in the Soviet Baltic sphere. I think we would crack a tooth on Warsaw, so we avoided any
attack there this month. I explained to Herr Hitler that we had to violate some of the unoccupied territory in order
to straighten our lines. We offered them peace based on current boundaries, and whoever gets Warsaw gets it.

Looking at the maps with my military I see these Germans bear watching. Too strong by half.





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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/22/2015 3:47:23 PM   
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Germany finally takes Warsaw from the pesky Poles once and for all. Peace is made with Stalin & the USSR.
In the west Brussels is liberated and some territorial gains are made against the loathed French.

In other news the Italians make modest gains against the French in southern France and the Italian Fleet comes off 2nd best against
the combined might of the French & British navies.....:-(

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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/22/2015 4:57:31 PM   
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In the East, our forces in a combined arms attack, has liberated the city of Tsingtao from the oppressor bandits and began to restore order! Meanwhile, the Japanese High Command continues to impress on our great troops the way of Bushido and honor. We shall defeat these pirates and bandits and drive them from this territory!

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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/22/2015 5:54:52 PM   
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Have to say, playing the Germans is an ENORMOUS amount of fun. You can virtually steamroller over anyone you want to.

On the other hand, I'm sure this will be the eventual downfall of us. You know Yin/Yang, Karma and all that guff.
May as well enjoy it while it lasts I guess......lol.

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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/22/2015 9:21:15 PM   
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The Great Patriotic War (Excerpts from the journal of J. Stalin)
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I had to congratulate the Germans on taking Warsaw, but the words stuck in my throat. My generals told me we would
have difficulty but the Wehrmacht took it with very light losses. I can hardly say how miserable this make me. I
am told Hitler is ecstatic. There were three very attractive targets in Prussia and Poland, but I am sure they were
a trap. We are not ready for war with Germany.

We may be ready for war with Finland. We will surely find out as we attacked them this month. Very light causalities
so far, but our submarines did sink the Finnish Navy in their harbor. Finland is no pushover and the war will surely
become a winter war. We asked the Finns to back off from Leningrad, but they refused. Probably Hitler's work behind
the scenes.

Military intelligence says the Germans are flowing West to make war on the French and British. I hope they hang them
out to dry. The communist state will be much safer if Germany is knocked down a peg.





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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/23/2015 1:42:24 PM   
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After Germany's gracious and generous actions toward the USSR with regards to Poland, Stalin's distinctly ungracious statement about hoping the Wehrmacht gets 'hung out to dry' are particularly distasteful. Upon hearing about the aforementioned remark, the Fuhrer flew into a rage and is currently chewing the carpet. He is threatening to turn the entire Nazi war machine to the East and, to quote...'kick Stalin's arse all the way back to Moscow.' Staff at OKW are currently trying to calm the situation....




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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/23/2015 2:53:07 PM   
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This is the private journal of Comrade Stalin.

Only an enemy of the Germans and Soviets would be passing such slander. Of course no one actually knows what either
Hitler or Stalin thinks in their own mind.






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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/23/2015 5:07:39 PM   
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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/23/2015 5:14:39 PM   
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China launches some small counter blows despite mounting Japanese pressure.

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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/25/2015 2:44:12 PM   
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Germany makes a rather ham-fisted effort to invade Czechoslovakia but on the Western front Antwerp is taken. The Royal Navy absolutely nails two U-boat units in the Atlantic. The remaining U-boats run away and hide as far from the RN as possible. The Fuhrers lack of experience in naval operations is rather telling here I think.

Italy makes small territorial gains in S.France. The Italian Navy also runs away and hides as it really doesn't want a repeat of the pasting it got from the Royal Navy on previous occasions. Mussolini's total lack of knowledge about naval warfare is also very very telling here. There are a number of small-scale infantry altercations with the British in East Africa.

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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/26/2015 2:22:14 AM   
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NEWSFLASH - Japanese spies are reporting that the Chinese and the Americans seem to have some type of political agreement to work secretly to undermine our hard fought gains in Manchuria! It is even being reported that a small contingent of Fighter aircraft are being flown by American pilots under the Chinese Flag. They appear to be painting these planes to look like some type of flying tiger! Japan will not stand still for this subterfuge and is logging diplomatic protests in Washington...although so far it is falling on deaf ears. Meanwhile, several of our brave air units have fought a large air battle over a northern city in enemy hands, and while sustaining moderate losses, inflicted untold damage to the enemies airpower. Bonsai!


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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/26/2015 3:51:57 AM   
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Do you by any chance mean 'Banzai!?' A bonsai is a small Japanese potted plant.....

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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/26/2015 3:20:40 PM   
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The Great Patriotic War (Excerpts from the journal of J. Stalin)
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The Finns seem delighted to join the Union. They seem to recognize this is not Tsarist Russia. The death of
Mannerheim surely made a difference. Mortality has an effect on History, and we are all mortal.

In Persia we have not yet met the enemy. The Germans are cooperating. We have never seen the frontier so lightly
garrisoned. The Nazis say this is evidence they intend no harm in the East. It is almost disrespectful of the Red
Army. Despite assurances I have directed engineers to build defenses.

This is a very peaceful Hitler, far from what we expected.






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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/26/2015 9:58:32 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: falco

Do you by any chance mean 'Banzai!?' A bonsai is a small Japanese potted plant.....


Ooops...too much saki!

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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/26/2015 11:43:18 PM   
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Chinese fervor for the fight is not reduced by Japanese military might, bring it on tojo.




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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 2/28/2015 6:50:04 PM   
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The armed forces of Nippon have bravely counter-attacked the Chinese offensive, after a massive air attack and artillery support. It seems that their are just too many Chinese conscripts. But we will bravely continue the fight against this counter-insurgency!

(by the way...ironduke...you are a formidable opponent...much better than the ai I have been learning agaist...Ouch!)

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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 3/1/2015 2:08:39 AM   
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The Great Patriotic War (Excerpts from the journal of J. Stalin)
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The USSR sent units into Finland to greet the people and inspire confidence in their new comrades.

In Persia Red Army troops advanced hoping to gain resources. The Persians have German advisors, but they seem to be
advising restraint, stressing that we Soviets are not seeking dominion, but cooperation.

In central Europe the arrogant Hungarians would not give in to the reasonable requests of Soviet diplomats, and the
Red Army quickly isolated Budapest, and took the rest of the country. Hungary is still unaware of the political realities
but they will learn.






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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 3/1/2015 3:19:08 AM   
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quote:

better than the ai


Praise indeed

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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 3/1/2015 5:11:27 PM   
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China just fails to take Shanghai it hangs on by the tips of its tank treads.

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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 3/2/2015 9:54:53 PM   
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The Great Patriotic War (Excerpts from the journal of J. Stalin)
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Both Hitler and I are going to appear like we are out to conquer the world, and we may be, but much of it is driven
by fear of each other's nation. We want to pick up as much territory, production, and manpower as possible. We expect
the Germans to become embroiled with the British and French, and we want to make hay while the sun shines. Hitler
seems to be behind schedule.






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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 3/4/2015 10:35:36 PM   
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The Great Patriotic War (Excerpts from the journal of J. Stalin)
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The map of Europe is in flux, and the USSR is trying to keep on the edge of all the changes. Great Britain and France
are anxious for Red Army support against the Germans and Italians. Great Britain partitioned Persia with us, while at
the same time sending advisors to Sweden to defend against out columns. French advisors are adding the Czechs against
the Germans, and aiding the Romanians against us. The Germans are aiding the Hungarians against us at Budapest, while
we scrupulously avoid encroaching on the small German garrisons in Poland. All of us seem to positioning ourselves
for a big, future war, while direct conflicts between major powers are on hold.

I think the Germans are serious about the war with France, and Great Britain, but it is early and they may not have
the strength to blast through allied defenses. Curious situation.






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RE: GD1938 Game 18 AAR - 3/5/2015 12:14:21 AM   
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Battles rage around Shanghai the Japanese fight like fiends, but the Chinese Dragon will prevail.

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