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An Illustrated History of the Noyyau

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Stories & Tales' started by Noyyau, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. Noyyau

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    REPORT 253/40 AGENT M29
    Mali cavalry (horse & elephant) approaching Hattusas. No artillery, probability of Mali victory low. Sacking of countryside possible. Hittite probability to engage outside of fortifications also low.
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    Noyyau borders were impervious to Malinese attempts, be they naval or espionage. Operation Poseidon's Embrace, and its counter-espionage sister Tartarus Pit, were ongoing successes.
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    In Turn 1141 the Three Gorges Dam was finally completed and activated. Its power output was so massive, it was deemed enough to provide electricity to the whole Everon continent.
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    The 2nd NO crossed the short distance between Pattaya and Tadmekka. The Interdiction Groups had met their objectives: no reinforcements had made it through the land bridges into north-eastern Mali, and there were few remaining troops in the city.
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    The 1st NO at the same time had crossed the gulf separating Awdaghost and Wadan, and disembarked in front of the last north-eastern Mali city.
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    Unable to bring reinforcements by land, the Malinese transferred some troops by ship, while the 1st NO's escorts were away from Awdaghost.
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    Wadan's defenders attempted to storm the 1st NO's positions. Despite inflicting some losses, their attempt was doomed to fail against a wall of machinegun bullets.
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    The rapid industrialization of Everon exacerbated the already deep gap between wealthy colonial land owners and the proletariat. Radical ideas began circulating, about wealth redistribution and the abolition of private property. Such concepts were disregarded by the public opinion, but took hold among the poorest.
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    More Malinese cavalry was brought outside Awdaghost.
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    Malinese artillery was spotted approaching Pattaya by patrolling airships. After some strafing runs by aircraft, Infantry captured the Malinese Cannons without trouble.
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    ORDERS 192/42 SPY K36
    Aid and support remaining Hittite nationals in Kummanni. Destabilize Mali control of the area.
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    Malinese Frigates stood no chance against the Noyyau Navy.
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    ”Tadmekka is ours! The 2nd NO enters the city without breaking a sweat! Exclusive photographs from the battlefield! Only on the Noyyau Newsbringer!”
    1363 1634 conquest of tadmekka
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    “Is the time of piracy gone, or are privateers still viable?” Professor Balthar's seminar at the Silver Hills Academy of Sciences, open to the public.
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    Bibracte remained at high risk of Malinese sabotage, but the men and women working in operation Tartarus Pit did not lower their guard after their previous successes. At the same time, Malinese Cavalry once again charged against Noyyau Machineguns, with predictable results.
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    Artillery had been pounding Wadan since dawn. It had also been pounding Marco's head something fierce.
    Despite all the time spent at the shooting range and at the tank trial grounds, the continuous and relentless explosions were on a completely different scale than what he had grown accustomed to in the last few months of training. Even his regulation ear muffs did not help, the vibrations trasmitted from the ground to his bones were equally jarring. For a brief moment Marco thought about the lucky airship and airplane pilots, immune to whatever was going on on the ground.
    Then his gaze fell upon his men, relaxing under the summer sun on the steel beasts they were about to ride into battle, and any thought of trasferring away to the Air Corps disappeared. The 1st Tank Division. The most advanced and most powerful vehicles and weapons the world had ever seen. And they were his to command.
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    The sun was shining, the engines were roaring, and the horn finally sounded the attack. It was a primeval sound, the same sound that all Noyyau warriors had heard throughout history, since the ancient times of the First Spears of legend.
    “All units, close hatches and advance. Maintain formation, cruising speed!”
    Marco's voice was barely audible but his upper body was clearly visible, his arms relaying his commands with the signs practiced daily during training. The 1st Tank Division began moving across the abandoned Malinese farmland east of Wadan.
    “Keep this heading for the next three clicks. We should meet a railway line there, and we'll follow that to get to the city.” shouted Marco to his driver, receving a thumb up as the only reply.

    Through the slits surrounding the commander's seat, Marco surveyed the outlying buildings of the city, clearly made into makeshift fortifications. Did something just move in that window?
    “Hey Luca, I've got work for you!”
    “Finally! I was worried you'd forgotten about me!”
    “As if! We're fighting a war here, not cruising the countryside for a picnic! Direction 017, that squat building with the windows on the first floor, see it?”
    “Yeah, I got it. Want me to blast it?”
    “Unless you want to leave to Mike the honor of the first shot...”
    “Hades no! Loaded! Locked! Firing!”
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    “Secret weapon unleashed on the Malinese! Armored tanks shrug off bullets and stop for nothing but victory! Read the Spearman's Illustrated!”
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    Contrary to expectations, the Hittites did engage the Malinese cavalry. The revolt in Kummanni was probably the main reason for the attack, the Hittites taking advantage of the unrest for a chance to retake their city.

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    “Citizens of the Free Noyyau Republic, this is the President.
    It is with sadness that I must convey you the news that the Malinese government, despite the loss of an entire section of their home continent and their mounting losses in the field, have stubbornly refused to surrender to us. Is it pride? Is it blindness to our military, industrial and technological superiority? In truth, it matters little. I have conferred with our military commanders, and they assure me that the Noyyau military machine is running perfectly, and is more than capable to conquer the entire Mali continent, if necessary.
    And conquer we shall, as our ancestors did, until there is no opposition. Only then will it be possible to discuss the possibility of limited autonomy for what once were Malinese lands.
    President Roslin, out.”
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    Malinese commanders kept throwing the lives of their men against Noyyau Machineguns, while Malinese agents realized that their own population did not support their attempts to destabilize Noyyau rule in Bibracte.
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    The last survivors of the Malinese Cavalry outside Awdaghost were destroyed by coordinated Tank and Infantry sorties.
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    Based in improptu airfields near Pattaya, Airships and Fighters began scouting and harassing beyond North-eastern Mali.
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    After the Malinese refusal to surrender, the 2nd NO set its sights on Mohawk, on the south-eastern corner of the Mali continent.
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    In Turn 1145, with most of the Malinese expedition away from the city fighting the Hittites, the few remaining citizens of Kummanni took arms and expelled the Malinese invaders.
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  2. CaterpillarKing

    CaterpillarKing Conqueror of Cacoons

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    Nice to see you back and writing :D
     
  3. Noyyau

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    I wrote this in these two weeks, but had no internet on the pc. The next one will have to wait until I buy a new monitor though, this one's busted and is not usable for anything other than reading text (and even then it's hurting my eyes).
     
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    Iroquois from Mohawk gladly welcome Noyyau troops to liberate them from the opressive Malinese government! :D
     
  5. Noyyau

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    Isolated and strafed by Noyyau Airships, the Malinese mounted units were isolated and surrendered after a brief battle.
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    A sortie was conducted by the western land bridge Interdiction Group, to dissuade the Malinese from establishing positions nearby.

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    “You want us to do WHAT?”
    Marco barely managed to keep himself from shouting at General Colleoni. Luckily for Marco, the conversation was over the radio, so the General could not see him making gestures definitely not of a polite persuasion. The radio operator intensely stared at the sea through one of the ship's viewports.
    “You heard it correctly, Major. Your orders are to take Niani with an amphibious assault, as quickly and cleanly as possible. As you know, Operation Tourniquet was a shining success militarily, but an abysmal failure politically. The Malinese do not want to surrender. On the contrary, they even believe they can somehow force US to surrender to THEM because they're going to “vote” about it in that Apostolic Palace of theirs. Idiotic religious fanatics, as if we would care what some monotheists say.
    However, the President wants to avoid any further attrition with the few Muslims we do have back home, so time is critical: you have to take that city, take that Palace, and stop that votation from ever happening. And you know that what Madam Roslin wants, Madam Roslin gets.
    I have faith in your abilities Major, and so does Admiral Morosini. This won't be another Niani Blunder, I am sure you will perform admirably. Any other questions?”
    “No sir.”
    “Good. I'll leave you to your preparations. Colleoni out.”
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    “For the record, I don't think this is a good idea. I can barely see the general shape of the city, it's too dark!”
    “Don't worry Luca, it won't be long now. In just fifteen minutes the sun will rise, and the stormtroopers should begin distracting the Mals right about now. There! Did you see that?”
    “Oh, wow!”
    Several seconds after a flash of light momentarily illuminated the Malinese shore defenses, the low rumble of an explosion reached them, while a column of thick black smoke slowly began to rise against the brightening predawn sky.
    “I don't know who's crazier, them for sneaking right under the Mals' noses with all that explosive, or us for thinking we can drive these bricks on water!”
    “Boohoo Max, your only job is to get us out of this boat as soon as we hit the shore, it's not like you have to ID targets and line up shots with the sun in your eyes!”
    “Both of you shut up or I'll have you swim the rest of the way with the tank on your backs! All right, rev up the engine and hold on, we're almost on the shore!”
    The Transport didn't even attempt to slow down, it just kept pushing against the sand until it came to a complete stop. The loading doors came down and a flare went up, shot by Marco right before closing his tank's upper hatch. The world's first armored amphibious attack was under way.
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    “Niani captured in a daring night raid! Noyyau unstoppable war machines come from the seas and crush the Malinese dreams of an Apostolic Palace vote! Our troops gaze at the Malinese Wonders! The Spearman's Illustrated special issue!”
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    The 2nd NO advanced on Mohawk, eliminating virtually all Malinese resistance. Yet they did not truly take the city, ostensibly to lure a few more Malinese stragglers into the meatgrinder, but mostly because the troops that were supposed to garrison the city were still on the way.
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    Side note: the odds at which I lost that Light Artillery.
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    Despite the nearby presence of the western Interdiction Groups, protests in Tadmekka were a daily occurrence, as supply lines were still being established and reconstruction was in its early stages, the priority going to the military, so that the civilian population suffered shortages of virtually everything, food and medicine included.
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    With the arrival of the fresh garrison troops, the 2nd NO was finally free to leave Mohawk and proceed to its next objective.
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    Having left Niani the same day it was captured, the 1st NO soon disembarked near Walata, in northwestern Mali, covered by naval artillery. The landing area came quickly under Malinese artillery fire, and an Elephant Cavalry charge inflicted serious casualties, but was ultimately repelled.
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    The 2nd NO cut off Karakorum from mainland Mali, taking positions for a quick and decisive assault.
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    The importance of Niani to the Malinese was made evident by their attempts to retake the city. Fresh troops, including tanks, were quickly shipped to maintain control of the city and engage the Malinese in the field.
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    ““Step up the pace of military operations” says the President, but how are we supposed to fight if we barely get the time to refuel and rearm, to say nothing of sleeping?”
    “I thought you had signed up to fight a war, not for a vacation! You should... atten-tion!”
    The soldiers' banter immediately ceased as they spotted Marco exiting the radio tent.
    “At ease boys, we're not at a parade. What's the latest sitrep?”
    “Yes sir! After last night's ruckus, everything is quiet, and there are no signs of further Mal activity in the area. The stormtroopers have already left camp and we're expecting their status updates in the next half hour. All vehicles have been fueled and armed, and the crews are awaiting your orders.”
    “Very good. Orders from the top brass are the usual, capture and hold until arrival of relief garrison. We're moving out in 15 minutes. We'll be crossing an extractive and industrial area, so be careful not to cause too much collateral damage, the press is annoying us as it is.”
    “Roger that sir, we'll do our best.”
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    “I hate fighting uphill, I can't get the main guns low enough to hit anything in front of us!”
    “Less complaining, more shooting! Target, 279, behind the fountain! Luca, load shrapnel in the right gun!”
    “Loading!”
    “Max, hard left turn exactly... NOW! Luca, open up!”
    With a high pitched metal-on-metal screeching competing with the engine's roar for most ear shattering noise, the tank's left track stopped and reversed, making the vehicle turn on the spot, pointing its right sponson cannon in the general direction of the target, a squad of Malinese Grenadiers huddled behind what used to be a decorative fountain in a wide city square.
    As soon as the tank stopped turning, the cannon made heard its voice, obliterating stone and men in a deadly hail of metal fragments.
    “Hard right turn, forward at battle speed! Our RV is still half a click further, let's move it!”
    The engine roared again, belching black smoke from the exhaust ports, and the tank continued its advance. In the nearby streets, the other tanks made similar progress, while Infantry squads went building-to-building to clear out any remaining resistance.
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    While the military expanded the Noyyau political borders, scientists expanded the borders of human knowledge.
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    A splinter faction of the Malinese government, progressively more fractured in the wake of the continuous losses, attempted to broker a truce with the Noyyau, in a desperate bid to stop the war before the conquest of the Malinese capital Timbuktu. While this was kept a secret from the general public, Madam Roslin adamantly refused the possibility of even a ceasefire, and stated that she expected the war “to be over before the end my term, and it will be over only when I say it is.”
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    Karakorum, completely isolated, had no chance against the 2nd NO and quickly fell to the Noyyau troops.
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    Malinese Cavalry still attempted occasional raids against the Interdiction Groups, with predictable results.
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    Large numbers of ex-Malinese citizens emigrated to the Hittite Republic, which promised better living conditions and guaranteed jobs “that the Noyyau were so keen on destroying”.
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    “The 1st NO approaches Timbuktu! The Malinese tremble in fear as Noyyau tanks threaten their capital! Read the Noyyau Newsbringer!”

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  6. CaterpillarKing

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  7. Noyyau

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    “Timbuktu, the cradle of Mali. One of the most ancient and history-rich places in the whole world…”
    “And we’re gonna blast it and claim the rubble!”
    Marco took his eyes off from the binoculars and looked at his gunner.
    “Culture and history are wasted on you, mate! But no, we are not going to “blast it”. In fact, the brass has been very insistent that we minimize collateral damage as much as possible. At least in the historical centre and around the government Palace.”
    “Man, that takes all the fun away! What are they gonna ask next, that we drive carefully and stop at the traffic lights?”
    “Either that, or somehow they’ll want us to win a war without ammo! I’ve heard rumors in Divisional HQ that some paper pusher was trying to pass a bill to reduce “unnecessary military expenditures”. And somehow new ammunition shipments fell under that!”
    “What are they, insane? We’ve got an entire continent to conquer here!”
    “Bloody politicians, they’ve no idea how the world actually works…”
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    Surprisingly, one field in which the Malinese were more advanced than the Noyyau was schooling: they had developed a national public schooling system, as opposed to the old Noyyau tradition of leaving to the Hellenist Gymnasia the task of teaching students the basics of culture. With the ongoing conquest of Mali, Noyyau educators began discussing the merits and drawbacks of both methods.
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    Cavalry units were sent to intercept and disrupt Malinese field artillery that had gathered in the vicinity of their lost capital city.
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    Given the political importance of Timbuktu, a sizeable force was sent to garrison the city.
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    Insistent Cavalry charges decimated the slow moving Malinese Cannons.
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    The 2nd NO approached Bangkok, finding the city defended by large numbers of Malinese troops. Combat began in earnest.
    While the Noyyau troops did not manage to conquer the city, they did retreat in good order, with most of the casualties being Malinese.
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    With no sighting of Malinese ships in several Turns, the Privateer fleet went to look for targets elsewhere.
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    Turn 1153 saw the first environmental disaster in Noyyau history: caused by a presumed human error, the Oil Refinery in Mutal was destroyed by a series of explosions. No expense was spared in the effort to prevent even further damage, especially the dispersal of highly polluting hydrocarbons into the nearby river.
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    Skirmishes occurred in the Timbuktu countryside. Despite occasional victories, the Malinese were too disorganized to pose any serious threat to Noyyau advances.
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    “Join the Army, they said. It will be fun, they said.”
    “What, you think it isn’t? We’re going to establish a new record in both city conquest speed and time elapsed without sleeping! Think of the glory!”
    “The only thing I still can be thinking about is closing my eyes. Possibly on my cot, but not necessarily. My seat in the tank looks more comfortable by the minute…”
    “Don’t worry mate, we’re almost there! The arty’s already beginning their barrage, can you hear?”
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    “Faith or fear? The Hittites officially convert to Hellenism, but what stands behind their decision? Read the Noyyau Newsbringer to find out the most controversial rumors about the Secret Service's possible hand in the matter!”
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    Noyyau Newsbringer Extra Edition! Minute by minute coverage of the conquest of Bangkok! Amazing photographs from the thick of the action! Buy it now while copies are available!

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    TOP SECRET – HAND DELIVERY – DESTROY AFTER READING
    Orders 564/A4 632/KG
    Infiltrate Hittite civilian and military hierarchies.
    Do not act unless specifically ordered.
    Lay groundwork for Operation Quicksand.
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    Piracy still plagued the Hittite coasts. Despite their almost obvious Noyyau origin, the Hittite government never made any formal accusations, probably fearful of Noyyau retaliation. The Hittite navy could only hope to slow the pirates, at a very high cost in lives and ships.
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    The successes of the Armored Corps showed that tanks were a viable and effective weapon, especially when supported by artillery and screened by Infantry and Grenadiers. Funds were granted to develop these machines further.
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    Completely cut off from any reinforcements, and seeing the 1st NO ready to strike, the few survivors of Gao’s garrison quickly surrendered when the Noyyau Cavalry approached the city.

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    Yay! :dance: Great update! :D
     
  9. Noyyau

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    Airstrikes continued to plague any Malinese attempt at a counterattack against advancing Noyyau forces.
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    To show off the Noyyau spirit of adventure and technological advancement, a daring pilot managed to fly around the whole world without touching down the whole time.
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    Operation Quicksand risked being compromised even before actually beginning. The Agents that tried to establish a covert cell in Hubishna found themselves competing with local organized crime, and all of a sudden a Hittite Police raid destroyed their fledgling operation. Most of the Agents were captured, and the infiltration of Hubishna was written off as a failure, one of the worst debacles of Noyyau Intelligence in decades. Luckily for the government, the whole operation was secret, so the press and the public never knew about it.
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    OPERATION RUMBLING FIST
    Main objective: conquest of Djenne
    Composition: Infantry Regiments supported by Machineguns from temporary garrisons in Timbuktu and Walata. Armored Corps to be shipped from mainland Noyyau via Iron Frigate convoy.
    High Command approval: Granted.
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    The 2nd NO kept circling the Mali continent, landing near Awlil, where the Malinese government had evacuated after the conquest of Timbuktu.
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    The Malinese tried to intercept a few Infantry Regiments that were late in joining the rally point for Operation Rumbling Fist, but sustained Machine Gun fire established once again the superiority of automatic weapons on the battlefield.
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    After the rapid conquest of Gao, in which the speed of Cavalry formations had been enough to take control of the city, the 1st NO embarked once again on their convoy, to land in the proximity of Aksum.
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    Meanwhile, the 2nd NO began assaulting Awlil, inflicting heavy casualties on the Malinese defenders.
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    Operation Rumbling Fist began with a successful attack on Djenne, though some of the Tank groups incurred casualties, both mechanical and due to enemy fire. It seemed that the Malinese were learning how to inflict so called “mobility kills”, targeting the relatively weak tank treads to immobilize the otherwise almost invulnerable machines.
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    Noyyau Privateers kept ignoring the idea that their time was past, and did not stop plundering Hittite commercial shipping and engaging in naval battles with the Hittite Navy.
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    Operation Rumbling Fist kept pushing and finally gained control of Djenne, a very valuable target, as it was the site of several Wonders and a renowned military school.
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    Awlil and Aksum fell almost at the same time, the might of the Noyyau Obliterators nigh unstoppable.
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    The constant loading and unloading on naval convoys prompted the study of more efficient amphious warfare tactics and procedures.
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    In Turn 1158 the Malinese pleaded an unconditional surrender, having finally understood the futility of resistance against the Noyyau. The President, however, refused their surrender and ordered the whole thing kept under secret. In a closed doors meeting with only the highest ranking military commanders, Madam Roslin explained that “[…]at this point, it's preferable to conquer everything, rebuild basic infrastructure under military administration and only then grant independence to a newly appointed civilian government.” Her reasons for such a decision were two: first of all, the Malinese had refused to capitulate while most of their cities were still intact, therefore all the damage would be considered “the Noyyau’s fault” in public opinion, making civilian dissent widespread. Secondly, if taken as a client state, the Malinese would surely covertly work to undermine Noyyau control over their former territory. It was quicker, cleaner, and ultimately better to completely eliminate the old Malinese government, rebuild as much as possible despite the expenses, and then grant limited independence to a Noyyau-sympathetic new government.
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    Author's note: The Malinese had previously refused capitulation as they were trying for a Diplomatic Victory with their Apostolic Palace in Niani. The city, however, was conquered before the result of the vote had come out…

    To underscore the Noyyau intention to capture the entirety of Mali, the 1st NO conquered Kumbi Saleh shortly after the Malinese request to surrender had been refused.
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    In Turn 1160 a leading Noyyau scientist obtained state funding to establish his personal laboratory in Silver Hills, the world’s scientific capital.
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    After the successful capture of Djenne, Operation Rumbling Fist was prolonged, with the new objective of capturing Tekedda.
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    Tenochtitlan, the last refuge of the remnants of the Mali Fleet, easily fell to the 2nd NO in Turn 1160.
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    Meanwhile, the Noyyau Coast Guard had spotted a Hittite naval convoy directed to the Mali continent, though they were somewhat late to the action.
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    Unsurprisingly, many former Malinese citizens were unhappy with their new Noyyau masters administrators, and chose to emigrate to the Hittite Republic.
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    Similarly to the Armored Corps, the Flying Brigades also demonstrated the effectiveness of flying machines in warfare, prompting the development of newer and better aircraft.
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    Turn 1161. At exactly 1836 hours, all Noyyau radio stations interrupted their scheduled broadcasts and began transmitting the same message.


    This is the President.
    Fellow Noyyau, I come to you in the wake of recent events to issue a call to peace. Let no one deny the harsh reality of our time. We have long battled with the Malinese, divided by the strife of our common history. They had threatened to destroy all that we have accomplished, yet we stood our ground as a nation and as individuals. The war had first seemed unwinnable, those many generations ago. Our ancestors had seen their crops and villages destroyed by the wanton rampages of the Malinese.
    Yet the tides have turned, and now we have gained the upper hand. With selfless courage and armed with superior weaponry, the Noyyau armed forces have brought the war to the Malinese, invaded their homeland and conquered their cities.
    And today is the day we have all been waiting for!
    The Malinese Republic is no more!
    Our ancient enemy is a phantom, a memory. The remnants of their armed forces are surrendering and laying down their weapons, their defeat obvious to everyone.
    Their lands are now under temporary military administration, to speed up the reconstruction of basic civilian infrastructure.
    Now that the war is over, most of our brave soldiers have been given leave to return home, as they rightly deserve.
    In the future, Mali will be given limited self-governance, under the wing of the Free Noyyau Republic.
    With the end of this Last Mali War, I feel that my duty to the nation has been completed, and in the next week I shall formalize my resignation from the presidency.
    President Roslin, out.
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    Wow! It's surprising you haven't won yet.
     
  12. Noyyau

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    The Mastery Victory condition is on.
    The game ends at the end of the last turn, but the score tallies points weighted for every victory condition.
    Without it, I would have crossed the Domination threshold a long time ago.

    In general I enjoy just playing and establishing a lasting nation (and inventing its history as time goes on), rather than going for any particular victory.
     
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    After the end of the hostilities, the Noyyau military found itself with immense amounts of modern weapons. With most of the soldiers that fought in the Last Mali War being demobilized, all these weapons were redistributed to territorial garrisons, which until now were still using older model single shot breech loaded rifles.
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    One of the first results of the infiltration of the Hittite government under Operation Quicksand was the relaxation of nationalistic laws, slowly pushing the Hittite society towards a more liberal way of life, similar to that of the Noyyau.
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    To keep the Hittite military as arretrated as possible, recent Hittite progress in the development of internal combustion engines was sabotaged. Regrettably, the Agent’s cover was blown in the action, but the mission was still successful, as the Agent himself managed to return home unharmed.
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    The next phase of Operation Quicksand involved rendering Hittite fortifications inoperable. Through both bureaucratic sabotage and direct explosive action, two major forts were made unusable for military purposes.
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    Meanwhile, the constant population growth and the advances in motor vehicle technology led to the modernization of public transport.
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    Once again Hittite Silk and Glassware became available to Noyyau importers, in exchange for the licenses to Noyyau entertainment and modern Fertilizers.
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    One of the ongoing objectives of Operation Quicksand was the stagnation of any Hittite attempt at developing a viable internal combustion engine.
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    ORDERS 298-HY
    Organize and train sympathizer cells in Hubishna.
    Disrupt order. Wreak havoc.
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    The Gravette City Hospital became renowned for the high recovery rate of Mali War casualties. Among many devout patients and their families spread the belief that Aceso, goddess of healing and daughter of Asklepios, was watching over the hospital and its patients. The hospital’s fame grew beyond Gravette, and many patients, both military and civilian, requested transfers there.
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    Still a state secret, Operation Quicksand was gaining momentum, with multiple missions carried at the same time across the Hittite Republic.
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    The increasing size of military warships allowed the first experiments in combining two branches of the Armed Forces: small hydroplane bombers were adapted to be transported by Cruisers, while new dedicated Carriers were developed to transport and launch entire wings of agile Fighters.
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    The Noyyau Privateer fleet once again reached Hittite waters in Turn 1169, engaging the Hittite Navy in earnest.
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    ORDERS 65A-923Z
    Disable static defense installations in Tarsos.
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    In Turn 1170 the destabilizing effects of Operation Quicksand began to show, with mass demonstrations against the government in various Hittite cities.
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  14. Spirictum

    Spirictum Immortal

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    It seems the end of the game is imminent
     
  15. Atlantic Pacf.

    Atlantic Pacf. Back from the dead

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    No; the OP has Mastery Victory on; the game will last until 2050 (or whenever the game ends in the mod). I could imagine that after the destruction of the Hittites would be a couple of very boring centuries.
     
  16. CaterpillarKing

    CaterpillarKing Conqueror of Cacoons

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    He's only halfway through in turns :lol: That's where you WB in stuff to make it interesting :p
     
  17. Spirictum

    Spirictum Immortal

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    I'm not sure how the revision he is using is handling revolutions, but if it's like I expect it to be, after everything is conquered, he will face internal revolts that will lead to new civs or reborn civs to challenge his rule. War is the strongest factor to keep instability low. After all cities have been conquered, there is no way you may resist with a global empire.

    But in later versions we are aware that RoM AND has a weak revolution process, so maybe he will be able to resist and then there will be some boring centuries indeed.
     
  18. Noyyau

    Noyyau Privateer Captain

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    The Noyyau citizens are happy and proud of their heritage. The Noyyau Republic is about to become the global government (though this is not publicly known).

    But who knows what the future holds?

    :mischief:
     
  19. CaterpillarKing

    CaterpillarKing Conqueror of Cacoons

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    It would be cool if every respective nation suddenly reappeared from their spawn points and reclaimed all the cities that were taken :p
     
  20. Duinhir

    Duinhir Chieftain

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    Really interesting, I hope Operation quicksand won't be publicized and cause trouble in the Democratic Noyyau Empire :)
     

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