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The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny - HoI2 AAR

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by SuperBeaverInc., Jun 11, 2009.

  1. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    And here is the armed forces comparisons





    Amazingly enough, Japan has actually built a carrier. Its the only ship in the world larger than a heavy cruiser. Though I would expect some of the other larger countries to start pumping them out soon enough.
     
  2. Serutan

    Serutan Eatibus Anythingibus

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    The current Russian position looks like an interesting one to play...
     
  3. aronnax

    aronnax Let your spirit be free

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    Britain's Army is too pathetically small to hold the Caliph it has necroed in North Africa and Southen Iberia. It needs to pump out more troops and reinforce, other wise France would just take the whole damn thing in one swoop. Unless the French and Russia are played against each other.

    America is going to unite the Americas together. Its obvious. But before that happens, Argentina would rip the Brazillian coast from the Venezuelan provinces and become the South American Power.

    Britain can conquer all of Africa if it survives long enough.

    China and Japan seem evenly matched but Indian intervention can change everything.
     
  4. mythmonster2

    mythmonster2 BEC NOIR! RUN!

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    Pssh. Isn't it obvious Guyana is gonna win in South America?
     
  5. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Update VI - July 1, 1938 - January 1, 1939

    We're down to the final 50, and to start off update number 6, we start with Austria. At the end of the last update, Austria was down to just one province, their capital Vienna. France had actually gotten lazy and signed a white peace with Austria and Czechoslovakia, so I made sure I fixed that. As a result, Austria is the first victim of this update and gets 49th place.



    Now for some more Great Britain beating up on smaller countries. This time its Somalia, who after doing a great job of taking down Ethiopia ended up being conquered by those wacky British. And so there is now one less country in Africa for the British to conquer before painting the continent pink.



    47th goes to Czechoslovakia, who like Austria lucked out earlier with a white peace. Though unlike Austria they managed to turn into a thorn in France's side for a brief few weeks while the French chased the Czechoslovakian army around Poland. But of course, eventually the French won out and can now shift all those soldiers they had guarding the area around Prague to the Russian front.



    Sarawak, who managed to survive this entire time by virtue of not being at war with Japan for most of the game finally got introduced to Japan's great friend, amphibious landings. And as a result of Japan annexing Sarawak, that territory in the middle of the Borneo jungle flips back to Indonesian control. Yeah, take that Japan. Indonesia sure showed you.



    And now, time for some more Britain. This time its Iraq. Apparently using a whole two divisions, they managed to overwhelm the Iraqis and reached the Persian border. And with the Indians on Persia's eastern borders, things should get interesting in the Middle East very soon.



    After everyone ignored it the entire game, someone finally got around to taking out Guyana. Surprisingly, its wasn't the Dominican Republic and its crazy amphibious assaults. Instead it was the more obvious choice, Brazil, who marched a single army up there and took the country.



    Now over to Iberia, where Britain and France are making a mess of things. France ends up annexing Spain after capturing their last victory point, while the British have beacheads all over the place. Portugal has managed to survive by virtue of the Azores, since no one has bothered attacking it. And for some odd reason, the Chilean navy decided to sail to Europe and attack the British instead of sticking around to defend Chile from South American navies.



    Persia annexes its first country, that being Turkmenistan. Though with India coming in from the east, Britain in the west, and Russia making another push into Central Asia, Persia is looking like its in big trouble.



    After apparently deciding that the Balkans was an absolute mess, the French marched in and started cleaning things up. France finishes off Yugoslavia, and now the national borders down there are all nice and relatively clean. You can all thank Zombie Napoleon for making things look nice down there.



    And now, things are nice all set up for the epic Franco-Russian war, all thanks to Russia annexing Poland. And while looking at this screenshot some of the territories form a giant chicken. See. Look, it looks like a chicken sitting on its nest



    Anyways, enough of the "finding animal shapes in territories" game, and back to Britain being a bully again. This time, its to Yemen. Not content with owning just most of the Red Sea coast, Great Britain conquered Yemen. Now it just needs Oman to complete its collection of Arabian territories. It also went and snuck into Baku, annexing Azerbaijan from right under Turkey's nose. And so now, Turkey is stuck with Britian on one side, France on another, and Russia on the other. And in the very rare triple elimination, Britain also dealt the final blow to Persia, annexing them. Though this now gives them a border with India, which should make things in the Middle East very interesting in the future.





    Back to Africa, where the remaining countries are doing Britain a favour by taking out each other and spreading themselves out. Gabon and Rhodesia both invaded Congo, and Gabon finally annexed it. That therefore leaves just four African countries in mainland Africa, as well as a fifth country in Madagascar, who are taking full advantage of that whole island thing.



    And to finish things off, Japan finishes off the Philippines. And now we should, assuming my math is correct, which odds are good is not, have only 34 countries left in the running.



    Europe is slowly turning into one solid colour. France has just about kicked the Brits out of Spain, with just Gibraltar left. Hungary is still holding on, though they have moved into Romania now, and don't actually control any of Hungary. Turkey has been cut in two, with their Caucausus forces surrounded by the British and Russians, while in Anatolia, France has taken Istanbul, Britain has landed on the Aegean Coast. Meanwhile, the Franco-Russian front has remained relatively unchanged.



    In Asia, Japan is still managing to hold on in southern China, while Manchukuo is pretty much doomed, which should free up a few Japanese soldiers once they hit the Transural border, who don't have anywhere near as many soldiers as China. Thailand is slowly getting ripped apart, with Japan advancing all the way up the Malay peninsula. Japan also took a few more of those small islands between Cebu and New Guinea, and made a landing in Rabaul, taking the entire Bismarck Archipelago from Australia. India has renewed hostilites with Russia, though this time in Central Asia, and India is also advancing against the British into Persia, and soon the Middle East.




    Africa is slowly turning pink. Benin-Sahel is being cut into tiny little pieces, and they should be gone pretty soon. Angola is doing an amazing job of holding on for dear life. Rhodesia is split up by the British and is looking pretty weak. And Gabon is looking to be the stongest African country.



    In South America, Brazil has collapsed, with Argentina and Peru advancing deep into Brazil. Chile is almost done for, and the US has broken through Panama, and begun the advance down the coastline.



    And finally, North America, where what remains of the Californian army is making a last stand in the mountains of Idaho and Montana, and are all that remains of non-American controlled territory on the continent. And for some odd reason, the US has still yet to annex Guatemala. At least a year has passed in game, and Guatemala still technically exists.

     
  6. IronMan2055

    IronMan2055 Korra 2011

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    Can we see some ICs?
     
  7. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    I'm curious to see what the UK and US AI does. Will they attack Western France whilst they are busy invading Russia or will they just carry on invading the southern hemisphere?

    Slightly odd that Ireland doesn't seem to have done anything. Are they at war with the UK and France?
     
  8. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Well Ireland most likely lacks any navy. What I'm really surprised at is that the UK has yet to lay a beating down on the Irish, like they have a history of doing.
     
  9. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Update VII - January 1, 1939 - July 1, 1939

    Beginning this update, is Oman. Britain annexed the last of the Middle East countries, painting the entire region pink. And so now the Middle East is preparing for an epic France vs Britain vs Russia vs India battle that should hopefully be quite interesting and absurd.



    In Asia, Japan continues its amphibious assault south by finishing off Indonesia, a country who it had essentially defeated a few updates ago. And so now with Indonesia gone, the path to Australia lies wide open to Japanese invasion. Which is what they may do after occupying the rest of Australian New Guinea.



    Up next is Chile. Argentina took out its skinny neighbour, as it prepares to deal with its foes to the north. Especially the United States, who are currently spilling over into the continent from Panama.



    Portugal is finally defeated, as someone finally got around to occupying the Azores. And so while Portugal's "sit on an isolated island and hope everyone forgets about us" strategy ultimately fails, though they did beat Spain. And as you will note in the following screenshot, the Brits have essentially been kicked off the peninsula, with the exception of Gibraltar.



    Now over to North America. California is finally defeated, and the US has succeeded in occupying the entire mainland and turning it a solid blue. And remember, you can all blame the Confederates for this entire thing. Its completely their fault.



    Europe gets one fewer country, as France finishes off Hungary. Despite hiding out in Romania, presumably while wearing fake moustaches and using a terribly sounding Romanian accent, the French managed to find them, and annexed them. And so now the Franco-Russian border stretches all the way across the continent.



    28th place, or possibly 24th, or some other number, goes to Benin-Sahel. The British continue their domination of Africa, leaving just Gabon, Rhodesia, and Angola hanging around. And I must say, Angola is doing a ridiculous job of surviving.



    Alright, I lied earlier. Turkey still existed, so technically the British didn't finish off the Mid East, but Turkey was almost defeated then anyways. And now we can make it official, with the French annexing Turkey. And so now we can have that big four way mayhem I promised a while ago.



    And lastly for these six months, we head back to Africa, where yet another country is knocked out by Britain. This time its Rhodesia. And so now there is only two standing between Britain and control of Africa. Its a shame we aren't playing Risk, as Britain could use those extra soldiers per turn you get for controlling a continent.



    France seems to be slowly pushing the Russians back, having pushed the border back a bit since the last update. They seem to be having trouble dislodging the Brits from Gibraltar. Russia has reached the Middle East, and the Indians have hit the Caspian Sea. Ireland is still hanging around, which is odd, considering how amphibious crazy the Brits have been. And everyone is ignoring Cyprus.



    In Asia, Japan had just about finished off Manchukuo, and appear to be making gains in China. They have also taken all of New Guinea, and Australia is reinforcing their northern coast. And Japan's gains in Indochina have remained relatively unchanged. India is slowly pusing outwards, with gains in Central Asia and Thailand. And the British have landed and taken Sri Lanka.



    Africa is almost completely pink. Angola is still there, and will presumabley be gone soon. And Gabon is just awaiting the inevitable. And just like Cyprus, everyone is ignoring Madagascar.



    Finally South America. Argentina has taken all of eastern Brazil, while the US has occupied Colombia. The two are heading right towards each other and it won't be long until the two battle it out, with presumabley predictable results.

     
  10. Serutan

    Serutan Eatibus Anythingibus

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    Looks like Russia's best chance now is for the Brits to start amphib operations in France or Italy...
     
  11. Karmic Knight

    Karmic Knight Neurotic To the Bone

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    Ah, the Fabled Clash of the Blues, Which Hue shall reign (an adjective, rhyming with hue and blue, of supreme.).
     
  12. Munch

    Munch Benevolent Despot

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    Am I mistaken or is that the French enclave of "Batman"?
     
  13. Chukchi Husky

    Chukchi Husky Lone Wolf

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    Yes, the city of Batman, on the Batman river in the Batman province.
     
  14. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Hmm maybe other cities with high unemployment should look into that too xD
     
  15. Munch

    Munch Benevolent Despot

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    "Until the 1950s, Batman was a small village." Fascinating stuff; I can't help but smirk at every sentence in the wiki article though.
     
  16. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    Its nice to see France doing well in a game of HOI as obviously they usually don't.
     
  17. D'Artagnan59

    D'Artagnan59 The Gascon

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    If I can still bet, I bet India.
     
  18. SuperBeaverInc.

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    Update VIII - July 1, 1939 - January 1, 1940

    We are now down into the last 25 countries, and in this update, only a total of three more would be annexed. 23rd place goes to Peru, who get knocked out by Argentina, who beat the Americans to Lima, who probably would have reached it in a few weeks anyways. But thats not all that Argentina got up to. They also managed to annex Brazil, making Argentina the last South American nation standing. And all that remains between the Americans and control of the continent.




    The only other country that was annexed in this 6 month period was Manchukuo, who was annexed by Japan. And as a result, Japan and the Transural Republic now have a massive border, and of course, both share the same colour, meaning that when I do the overview of Asia I have to draw a big black line to distinguish the border between the two.



    Like always, lets start with Europe. France continues its advance into Russia, with a significant push into Ukraine, as well as into the Baltic States. Britain continues to be an annoying thorn in France's side by pulling off another amphibious landing in Iberia. And surprisingly enough, the British have not been beaten back in the Middle East. Despite losing a few provinces to France, Britain has actually managed to hold the Russians off and is slowly pushing back the Indians. Though I would expect that the French would eventually break through.



    Nothing major has happened in Africa. A few provinces have changed hand, but nothing else.



    South America is now divided between two blues. The Americans have made a few gains since that Brazil annexation screenshot.



    And finally Asia. Japan continues to push China back. Though with China's massive army, I would expect them to either break through eventually or become one ridiculous last stand. Japan is also reaching deep into Siberia now, having gained a border with Transural Republic. Sri Lanka also was taken from Britain. And Japan has also made another landing in Australia, though that appears to have been defeated. India has advanced deep into Central Asia, and is now reaching Europe, though the British have managed to hold off the Indians in Persia. Southeast Asia continues to be a battlefield between India and Japan, with Thailand getting caught in the middle. Japan would appear to have taken a few provinces there, but the two are currently somewhat stalemated.

     
  19. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    Out of interest what tech levels did India start with as pushing into Russia and holding off Japan is pretty unexpected. Its looking like the USA are going to unite America pretty soon and then its just a question of which direction they decide to go. If the transports are the same as my game then they might not be able to reach Iceland for a direct invasion so they might have to go west instead.
     
  20. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    Looks like the only Powers are Japan, India, Britain, France and America.

    I bet that USA will prevail.
     

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