From: Hobart, Tasmania
Hello all and welcome to the new year.
A year which will involve the death of many pixels worth of units.
It is sad, but vengeance is necessary.
Vengeance for all the wrongs visited upon us by the Western Imperial powers. One by one, we will have our revenge.
I speak to you now of course on behalf of the Axis powers, and when I tell that never in all of known history has one group of nations been so mistreated by another group as has ours, then you'll understand our hunger for this vengeance.
Japan has of course begun its campaign already to secure an empire worthy of the name. China, which has already proven its inability to effectively govern itself, is to be the first victim, oops did I say victim? I meant of course lucky recipient of Japanese rule.
For Germany, they must of course redress that dreadful wrong of Versaille, and to do that it is clear that Poland must go, regardless of any other consequences.
Italy has apparently some vague lofty goals of dominion but who cares really.
And now the serious part:
This AAR is my first that is between two players, as a warm up we played the new Fatal Alliances game. Naturally things didn't go well. My opponent was playing the Central Powers who began by concentrating on Russia and did not even attack in the West until much later. Thus Russia was defeated rapidly, falling to revolution in early 1916, allowing a German attack in the west in full strength later that year. Italy suffered a series of defeats eventually surrendering in mid-1917 quickly followed by a collapsing France (despite the arrival of large quantities of US forces).
At this point the game was declared to be over.
So I've now persuaded my friend to play MWiF, although our hopes that the ease of administration (no counting of factories, resources etc) would quicken play has proven to be a false one.
At the moment we are lucky to get through one 'turn' per gaming session (hotseat). If it is a Nov-Dec or Jan-Feb turn sometimes we manage both in one session. We are not playing by email.
My friend (lets call him Bomber Harris) has only played WiF once before, and that was over a decade ago, so it barely counts. But Fatal Alliances successfully introduced him to the general game mechanics, unit types etc.
Given that I haven't played a real opponent in WiF for a very long time too, I expect we'll make lots of mistakes.
But given my defeat in Fatal Alliances, naturally, I require revenge!!
This AAR will not be like some other reports. I won't be posting a screenshot of every battle, every dice roll. Just the significant events and a few GiFs. Enjoy.
Right so to start with here is the ongoing war in China, with the overall situation at the start of Sep/Oct 39:
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