===1911: WW2 Pt X (Weeks 1, 5, 9, 13, 17)=== Spoiler : Week 1, the Turks take Malta from the British, though they lose Tripoli to the French. We dispatch 2000 gold to the Turks to help them in their struggle. The week is uneventful; while blows are dealt to Cyprus and troops are landed in Hispaniola, no territory is seized. Week 5, the Boers take Durban thanks to our assistance, granting them a port. It is no surprise the Japanese begin to view the Boers as a client state of Japan. We seize control of Haiti, thus putting us in position to evict the Americans from the Caribbean once and for all. Week 9, France and Spain go to war. We move artillery into position to guard the entrance to Barcelona and thus prevent a rapid attack. Spain is at war with Germany and Austria as well, but we doubt there will be much territorial change given how utter crap our rivals are at sieges. We take Cyprus from the Brits. While we debate bombarding Gibraltar, there are so many units in the city (mostly naval) we reason it would do little good. In the Pacific, we maintain our siege of Midway Island, killing eight Colonial Sentry Brigades. With more units showing up that are redlined or at least yellow, it becomes apparent we can in fact gradually wear down the defenses. Week 13, Germany and Austria declare war on France. Western Europe is officially a free for all. The Boers join in on the fun and declare war on France as well. Midway continues to be stubborn, but unlike the AI, we know how to use a doomstack, and our human wave tactics combined with massive artillery barrages have done well in reducing the number of troops on the island. Santo Domingo falls, and America goes from 22 Battleships and 4 smaller vessels to 7 battleships and 2 smaller vessels. Half their transport fleet is wiped out as well. Don’t put all your fleets in one basket! With Santo Domingo taken, all airships are sent to Villahermosa, where they can safely bomb Jamaica and Belize without fear of reprisal. Once our units have recovered, we will launch an invasion of Jamaica. The destruction of the Midway Garrison is a huge blow to American morale. The United States military maintains dozens of units in Alaska, but alas, they are of little use when they can’t even ship them anywhere. With only two turns left in our pact against the Americans, we decide to not pursue control of Alaska; it is much too poor and much too isolated to be of strategic use. America has been defeated either way, and with Naval Infantry en route to American Samoa, we will ensure they are reduced to a city-state. The Australian campaign continues to stall due to lack of sufficient land-based artillery, but with each passing month we’re gaining more and more Mountain Guns.