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The Sound of Drums - A British Hearts of Iron II AAR

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by Kan' Sharuminar, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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    The Sound of Drums - A British Hearts of Iron AAR

    Greetings to the glorious people of the British Empire. To all, my Rome AAR is foundering due to a very faulty video card, so I need another to express my creative tendencies. I fully intend to work my way though every major HoI country in an AAR, and for this time I chose Britain as, well, I (and Subi) have covered Germany, Winner has focused on America and the skipper had himself as the Soviets, who I sorely wanted to play. In time, dear friends, in time!

    Hearts of Iron, I confess, I have not played in some time, which makes it perfect for a return to my writing. It, and my own writing, are simple enough (particularly compared to my character focused Rome AAR) to do, and I enjoy bouncing against the participating players. In short, my patented Council of Doom is back, though in this case I proclaim it the Cabinet of Doom.

    For those who join, I expect nothing short of the best - we will be fighting for King and country - and the desire to go down fighting. This is Britain, we fight on the continent, on the seas, the shores, the beaches…I’m fairly certain Churchill said something along those lines.

    My choice of title should be obvious enough to anyone who knows me. Its other meaning is simply that this is 1936, and the Empire is fading, new superpowers are emerging and those in charge should hear the dull beats of the sound of drums…


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    The Sound of Drums


    To the Last Man
     
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  2. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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    Cabinet of Doom

    Spoiler Cabinet of Doom is recruiting! :

    How to Join
    Any member who has posted at least once in this thread will find themselves with an in-story character. At the very least, they will find themselves recruited into the 1st CFC Division, our most illustrious division!

    A poster who wishes to take up a specific position: simply request it! UNIT is a good choice for those who want to gain major influence in the British Government. As it is simply designed to provide advice to the Prime Minister, your only job is to provide advice and offer support and alternative options. In fact, some posters have found themselves drafted into UNIT simply through the advice they are giving - sound or not!

    More specific positions carry with them the weight of responsibility - and their opinions are given great weight. As an example, should the Chief of Staff suggest an attack into Libya to destroy the threat there, it will carry more weight than if a member of UNIT suggested it. On the other hand, should such an attack result in failure in Egypt through lack of resources, the Chief of Staff may be recommended to hand in a resignation.

    The Cabinet of Doom is very loosely based on the British government, however players may suggest the creation of new or unique ministries or position. The Ministry of Silly Walks, though utterly invaluable to any Cabinet of Doom, is hardly a real organisation. Except to Subi. Bless him.


    Monarchy
    Government Administration
    Government Ministries
    Military Administration
    Unified Intelligence Taskforce
    Military Personnel
     
  3. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    How does this work? Never participated in one.
     
  4. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    ^ Good question. :D
     
  5. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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    In short, I play the game and write the story but take advice from any reader who feels the need to offer advice. All is taken on-board, and I usually follow the democratic vote unless I feel you're being utterly stupid (like wanting to invade Haiti while Germany is conquering France and bombing Birmingham). I recommend Written by the Victors as a good reference.

    The Council of Doom is simply there as a way for me to work out who's advice gets higher priority. PrinceScampy in that AAR is a good example - I gave no heed to his advice about ground invasions, but because he was our Air Minister and kept demanding air attacks, I actually used my air force in HoI more than I would have in a normal game. It turned out fantastic, and to his credit I now use planes more often in the game.
     
  6. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    In that case I'll settle just for lurking since I don't know too much of HoI2 (never played it) so I'd most likely offer bad advice. :D
     
  7. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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    No such thing as bad advice in this - it makes good writing ;)

    Edit: Besides, active involvement on your part could see a Balkan liberation, rather than hitting Normandy. Which is my main fun in these AAR's.
     
  8. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    Great! :D Then I guess I'll join... I'll be back in this thread tomorrow (I mean today, as it's 3 AM here ;)).
     
  9. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    You can guess which position I want. :mischief:
     
  10. Rheinmetall

    Rheinmetall Interplanetary Assassin

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    I'll participate.
     
  11. nodikus

    nodikus It's Elementary...

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    I'm in for Chief of the Army.
     
  12. e350tb

    e350tb Stupendously Illogical Englishman

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    Volenteering for Chief of the Air Force.
     
  13. Peck of Arabia

    Peck of Arabia Sociable Recluse

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    Good question! where am I?
    Fantastic, I've actually found, and joined an AAR before it's reached several pages and my comments are irrelevant (that's not strictly true, my comments are ALWAYS irrelevant)

    Still since the positions are open I wouldn't mind signing up for Head of Government, or if that's a little ambitious- Chief of Staff, of if that too, is getting a little ahead of myself, Cheif of Navy (I've recently rediscovered it's importance). Who am I kidding, anywhere'll do!
     
  14. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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    I'm also going to be more liberal with my cabinet positions - the ones I currently have in post two there are just initial suggestions. If you wish to be the representative of Scotland, or ambassador of Canada, or even the frickin' King, then go for it. Individual Generals and Admirals are also requested. Only Head of Government will be out of bounds, as it's me. For life.

    Update One will be done today, and will give us a general report on the state of things in the Empire.
     
  15. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    I'm in. :D

    Either for the parliament or as a general of a nice big army. :)
     
  16. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

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    Yay! A rather masterful reference in the title there. :mischief:

    I'm up for something Navy related...Chief of the Navy or if that's going to Peck of Arabia I'll take Admiral. :)
     
  17. Captain2

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    well you caught me on a good week kan, I've been in Ottawa for three days and feel in a rather British Empire supporting mood :p

    by the way I'm playing a game of Imperial Glory as Britian, don't know if it will help your AAR but this music seems to put me in a Battle mood

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPUh0VPLsy8

    and it goes without saying I'll take that mentioned embassador from Canada position
     
  18. Peck of Arabia

    Peck of Arabia Sociable Recluse

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    Good question! where am I?
    Isn't there more glory in being HM the king of Great Britain (and France, de jure, of course), Emperor of India, head of the Commonwealth, defender of the faith etc? (maybe that's just me... always a sucker for the meaningless titles)

    Still in regards to the situation at hand- I wouldn't mind opting for Chief of staff on the basis that it allows me to suggest schemes and tactics (of which at least some will be... ambitious- just to keep it interesting)- yet the position is vague enough for anyone higher up, or more specialised in expertise to easily overrule me!
     
  19. Captain Carnage

    Captain Carnage Chieftain

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    I hereby request to be Captain of HMS Coventry.
     
  20. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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    Good eye. I actually bought his laser screwdriver today, being the immature chap I am. My wishing to be Prime Minister of Great Britain has nothing to do with any grand schemes to conquer the world, I assure you.

    I'll check we have the HMS Coventry, but of course.


    Was in town today looking for Doomsday, but couldn't find it. Will be playing with the original Hearts of Iron, probably on normal difficulty given the awkwardness of handling the entire British Empire anyway.
     

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