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Klaus' War {OOC|MT|CLOSED}

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Postby New Decius » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:37 pm

The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile wrote:
New Decius wrote:Posted, its a long one and includes moves by my Fascist and Communist Groups but it was written on my phone as my laptop is currently in for repairs so its not my most amazing literary creation.

I enjoyed it, and you packed a lot of development into one post.


Danke I found the elevator scene rather amusing
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Postby The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:35 pm

In case anyone's interested, here's an image with all of the Capilean tanks lined up. Finished up the Jagdhund.


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Danke I found the elevator scene rather amusing

Indeed. I'll try to post tomorrow.
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Postby New Decius » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:19 pm

Very eager to see your reply especially given everything happening
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Postby The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:13 pm

New Decius wrote:Very eager to see your reply especially given everything happening

Posted, sorry for the delay.
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Postby Fecaw » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:07 am

Is there a short summary of what has happened so far in the war?

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Postby The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:30 am

Fecaw wrote:Is there a short summary of what has happened so far in the war?

I made a summary post not too long ago:
viewtopic.php?p=36003850#p36003850

Also, in the OP there's a handy timeline which was updated recently, too.
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Postby New Decius » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:33 pm

Hey Nova can I have a few smaller town names that would be inside the fascist enclave at Stammburg. My next post will be a few small scale engagements as my forward troops engage Krebs partisan’s and forward picket forces. I could only think of one, Weidbürn, but I figure you might already have a list or some such
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Postby The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:13 am

New Decius wrote:Hey Nova can I have a few smaller town names that would be inside the fascist enclave at Stammburg. My next post will be a few small scale engagements as my forward troops engage Krebs partisan’s and forward picket forces. I could only think of one, Weidbürn, but I figure you might already have a list or some such

Here's a list, you can pick and choose from it:
-Emwald
-Kortelein
-Anstedt
-Carrbeck
-Baldau
-Bischofsfort
-Orburg
-Hanskirche
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Postby New Decius » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:17 pm

Thinking on it now, in some small way Nemetz does have one advantage when fighting my troops to be sure and that is similar weapons. After all, per the alliance between the Grand Duchy and the Kaiserreich, Germany has been selling weapons to Capile for years including some of the latest weapons just before Klaus’ War broke out. For at least a decade Germany would’ve sold Capile guns, missiles, tanks, aircraft, everything except warships (The Kaiserliche Marine would not want even an allied fleet to challenge its dominance in colonial and home waters).
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Postby The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:57 am

New Decius wrote:Thinking on it now, in some small way Nemetz does have one advantage when fighting my troops to be sure and that is similar weapons. After all, per the alliance between the Grand Duchy and the Kaiserreich, Germany has been selling weapons to Capile for years including some of the latest weapons just before Klaus’ War broke out. For at least a decade Germany would’ve sold Capile guns, missiles, tanks, aircraft, everything except warships (The Kaiserliche Marine would not want even an allied fleet to challenge its dominance in colonial and home waters).

Interesting hypothesis. Capile has always prided itself on making its own weapons. Perhaps less so during Klaus' reign, but still true to the extent of most armored vehicles and service rifles.
However, I would say you are correct in that the majority of Capile's veterans will know how German machines operate, potentially knowing their weaknesses and how to destroy them.
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Postby The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:33 pm

How is everybody?

Just want to make sure everything's okay, we haven't had a lot of activity recently.
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Postby New Decius » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:40 pm

The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile wrote:How is everybody?

Just want to make sure everything's okay, we haven't had a lot of activity recently.


I’m finished up a post now and should be posting soon.
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Postby New Decius » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:43 pm

And posted!

Rommel’s general strategy is the classic encirclement by sending 12th and 16th Armee up their respective flank of your territory as pincer forces while 22nd Armee move us the center slowly so as to not close the pocket too soon. In addition he has detached a number of Panzerkompanie’s with attached infantry to act as mobile hunting groups in the encirclement zone, both to defeat the annoying partisans in the area and also act as bait to draw out Krebs larger forces at which point these Wolf Packs will converge on the threatened one and attack.
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Postby First American Empire » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:51 pm

The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile wrote:ORBAT spreadsheet, roster, and maps have all been updated.

As to the last, some things to take note of:
1) The topographical map was off on some of the cities, which has been largely corrected now.
2) The Royalists have finally taken out the Communist pocket near Reiburg.
3) Von Ravenstein's offensive has been launched toward Wolfcour.
4) The French are advancing toward Roappe.
5) While the BSU's Operation Anvil was turned back at Haakensburg, their Operation Hammer is making rapid and huge progress.
6) The Communists have also taken over the peninsula near Pritzen.
7) The Saatlanders have pushed up their front line.
8) The Dutch have taken Krugersburg.

2-8 will all be elaborated on in my coming post.


Could you update the OOB to indicate that my troops are helping New Decius liberate Stammburg from the Capilean Reich? I've been really busy and can't post much, but I'd like my troops mentioned in posts about the battle. You can add whatever casualties you feel appropriate, and I'll be replacing any casualties with non-elite troops arriving at Reiburg in order to stay at the 100,000 soldier limit you set.
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Postby New Decius » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:03 am

First American Empire wrote:
The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile wrote:ORBAT spreadsheet, roster, and maps have all been updated.

As to the last, some things to take note of:
1) The topographical map was off on some of the cities, which has been largely corrected now.
2) The Royalists have finally taken out the Communist pocket near Reiburg.
3) Von Ravenstein's offensive has been launched toward Wolfcour.
4) The French are advancing toward Roappe.
5) While the BSU's Operation Anvil was turned back at Haakensburg, their Operation Hammer is making rapid and huge progress.
6) The Communists have also taken over the peninsula near Pritzen.
7) The Saatlanders have pushed up their front line.
8) The Dutch have taken Krugersburg.

2-8 will all be elaborated on in my coming post.


Could you update the OOB to indicate that my troops are helping New Decius liberate Stammburg from the Capilean Reich? I've been really busy and can't post much, but I'd like my troops mentioned in posts about the battle. You can add whatever casualties you feel appropriate, and I'll be replacing any casualties with non-elite troops arriving at Reiburg in order to stay at the 100,000 soldier limit you set.


I mean I’ve already started my carefully planned offensive. Ive got three field armies (1.2 million troops) conducting operations along the entire battle line and moving into VF territory (I keep saying VF because Germany refuses to acknowledge Nemetz’s declaration of a Reich). I don’t know where your forces would fit in unless they’d be willing to be absolutely subsumed to German command which would place the same combat restrictions on them as are on German forces. Like no heavy munitions in civilian areas, strict adherence to the Geneva Convention, and allowing my Militarpolizei to execute any of your troops who committed war crimes.

Maybe as a reserve force in the rear? Its just that I’ve really got all the troops needed to take on Stammburg, any more is just overkill. What about another area of the war?
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Postby First American Empire » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:11 am

New Decius wrote:
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Could you update the OOB to indicate that my troops are helping New Decius liberate Stammburg from the Capilean Reich? I've been really busy and can't post much, but I'd like my troops mentioned in posts about the battle. You can add whatever casualties you feel appropriate, and I'll be replacing any casualties with non-elite troops arriving at Reiburg in order to stay at the 100,000 soldier limit you set.


I mean I’ve already started my carefully planned offensive. Ive got three field armies (1.2 million troops) conducting operations along the entire battle line and moving into VF territory (I keep saying VF because Germany refuses to acknowledge Nemetz’s declaration of a Reich). I don’t know where your forces would fit in unless they’d be willing to be absolutely subsumed to German command which would place the same combat restrictions on them as are on German forces. Like no heavy munitions in civilian areas, strict adherence to the Geneva Convention, and allowing my Militarpolizei to execute any of your troops who committed war crimes.

Maybe as a reserve force in the rear? Its just that I’ve really got all the troops needed to take on Stammburg, any more is just overkill. What about another area of the war?


I didn't realize you had so many of your troops in that one offensive. I'll redeploy my troops to the Siege of Wolfcour on the Royalist side.

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Now though Dernen would make this offer to Krebs, Rommel does not extend it to the VF Party Gauleiter in Stammburg because he refuses to acknowledge his authority. Rommel acknowledges Krebs because he is a fellow soldier. Is Krebs likely to tell the Gauleiter that a surrender offer was made? Or will he keep silent?

When the 20th July Plot took place, many German officers knew of the plot without participating but never squealed on their fellow officers to the SS, a code of the military versus the paramilitary. Do these sort of tensions exist between the regular military leadership under Nemetz command and the VF Party Leadership?

Keep in mind that most of the men fighting for the Reich were in Capile's version of the SS (the Stoßwehr) prior to the war. By that, I mean that the Stoßwehr formations were trained to believe that they were the best forces their country could offer, prioritized for supply and upgrades, and generally treated as the elite.
There were major tensions between the Stoßwehr commanders and the Army commanders, but seeing as they're now fighting against each other, it doesn't really matter.
On the other hand, the VF's civil administration has existed for only a short while, and tensions to that degree haven't had much of a chance to develop.

In any case, I can't see this having much of an effect on things, as you aren't trying to assassinate Nemetz (not yet, at least ;) ). The most Scherk could do would be to try and apprehend Dernen before he escapes, and Krebs would certainly be smart enough not to tell a fanatic such as him about Dernen before he had gotten away.


Speaking of assassinating Nemetz, is it okay if I launch an assassination attempt? It doesn't need to be successful if you want to keep him alive, but attempting to assassinate opposing leaders is something that my nation's government usually does in wartime.
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Postby The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:12 pm

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Speaking of assassinating Nemetz, is it okay if I launch an assassination attempt? It doesn't need to be successful if you want to keep him alive, but attempting to assassinate opposing leaders is something that my nation's government usually does in wartime.

I'm confused. Are you planning on beginning to post again?
I will make a note to update the ORBAT.
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Postby First American Empire » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:15 pm

The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile wrote:
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Speaking of assassinating Nemetz, is it okay if I launch an assassination attempt? It doesn't need to be successful if you want to keep him alive, but attempting to assassinate opposing leaders is something that my nation's government usually does in wartime.

I'm confused. Are you planning on beginning to post again?
I will make a note to update the ORBAT.


Maybe. This is what I'm planning on doing if I get the time to post again.
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Postby The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:53 pm

New Decius, interesting post. I'll have to reanalyze it before I post my reply (will be uploaded sometime between this evening and tomorrow afternoon, can't make any more specific promises, unfortunately), as the strategic level of detail is very stimulating and thought-provoking.
I compliment your overarching strategy, as well, though Krebs will have a plan to counteract it.
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Maybe. This is what I'm planning on doing if I get the time to post again.

If anything, I'm interested in seeing how you would attempt to assassinate him.

Usually with established dictators (not Middle-Eastern tinpots- although Nemetz is arguably a tinpot, he's in charge of what is essentially an established and internally stable nation), you need a dissenting faction within the government to facilitate the assassination itself and prepare a transition government that can seize control and actually defuse the situation once the leader is killed. My case in point being the 20 July Plot.

Unfortunately, no such powerful dissenting faction exists within the Reich. Sure, a few generals such as Krebs are mildly annoyed by the meddling of Party officials, but this is a trivial matter. For one, they would never dream of betraying, much less beheading, the organization and leader they swore to obey. For another, there is no problem that they think killing Nemetz would solve; unlike Hitler in my earlier example, he has proven to be a generally competent leader (so far), and there is no massive problem to justify killing him. It would only result in the destabilization and likely destruction of the country and cause that they, unlike their Wehrmacht counterparts in 1944, still believed in.

So an internal conspiracy, the least risky of the options, is eliminated. What's left? A sniper? Poisoning? Dictators are paranoid and take zealous security measures for a reason.

Finally, I'll ask you: what do you hope to accomplish by assassinating Nemetz?
This isn't meant to be rhetorical, it's genuine.

I'd like to know how you think the situation will unfold should you succeed in offing him.
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Postby New Decius » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:58 pm

The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile wrote:New Decius, interesting post. I'll have to reanalyze it before I post my reply (will be uploaded sometime between this evening and tomorrow afternoon, can't make any more specific promises, unfortunately), as the strategic level of detail is very stimulating and thought-provoking.
I compliment your overarching strategy, as well, though Krebs will have a plan to counteract it.
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Maybe. This is what I'm planning on doing if I get the time to post again.

If anything, I'm interested in seeing how you would attempt to assassinate him.

Usually with established dictators (not Middle-Eastern tinpots- although Nemetz is arguably a tinpot, he's in charge of what is essentially an established and internally stable nation), you need a dissenting faction within the government to facilitate the assassination itself and prepare a transition government that can seize control and actually defuse the situation once the leader is killed. My case in point being the 20 July Plot.

Unfortunately, no such powerful dissenting faction exists within the Reich. Sure, a few generals such as Krebs are mildly annoyed by the meddling of Party officials, but this is a trivial matter. For one, they would never dream of betraying, much less beheading, the organization and leader they swore to obey. For another, there is no problem that they think killing Nemetz would solve; unlike Hitler in my earlier example, he has proven to be a generally competent leader (so far), and there is no massive problem to justify killing him. It would only result in the destabilization and likely destruction of the country and cause that they, unlike their Wehrmacht counterparts in 1944, still believed in.

So an internal conspiracy, the least risky of the options, is eliminated. What's left? A sniper? Poisoning? Dictators are paranoid and take zealous security measures for a reason.

Finally, I'll ask you: what do you hope to accomplish by assassinating Nemetz?
This isn't meant to be rhetorical, it's genuine.

I'd like to know how you think the situation will unfold should you succeed in offing him.


Its an interesting comparison because some of my contingencies involve the removal of Klaus rather than Nemetz to out someone more weak-willed and easily manipulated (Not that Klaus isn’t already easily manipulated) on the Ducal throne thus allowing Germany to have a far greater influence on the Grand Duchy. Even effectively make it a client state if it is deemed necessary.
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Postby First American Empire » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:05 am

The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile wrote:
First American Empire wrote:
Maybe. This is what I'm planning on doing if I get the time to post again.

If anything, I'm interested in seeing how you would attempt to assassinate him.

Usually with established dictators (not Middle-Eastern tinpots- although Nemetz is arguably a tinpot, he's in charge of what is essentially an established and internally stable nation), you need a dissenting faction within the government to facilitate the assassination itself and prepare a transition government that can seize control and actually defuse the situation once the leader is killed. My case in point being the 20 July Plot.

Unfortunately, no such powerful dissenting faction exists within the Reich. Sure, a few generals such as Krebs are mildly annoyed by the meddling of Party officials, but this is a trivial matter. For one, they would never dream of betraying, much less beheading, the organization and leader they swore to obey. For another, there is no problem that they think killing Nemetz would solve; unlike Hitler in my earlier example, he has proven to be a generally competent leader (so far), and there is no massive problem to justify killing him. It would only result in the destabilization and likely destruction of the country and cause that they, unlike their Wehrmacht counterparts in 1944, still believed in.

So an internal conspiracy, the least risky of the options, is eliminated. What's left? A sniper? Poisoning? Dictators are paranoid and take zealous security measures for a reason.

Finally, I'll ask you: what do you hope to accomplish by assassinating Nemetz?
This isn't meant to be rhetorical, it's genuine.

I'd like to know how you think the situation will unfold should you succeed in offing him.


I'm planning to use a combination of snipers and disguised gunmen during Nemetz's next rally/speech/military parade. The idea is that a bunch of people hide among the VF soldiers in the hopes that one manages to get close enough to Nemetz to get a shot off. If they fail, I intend to try and get snipers and spies covering his expected escape routes. This is so that when he flees, he runs right into an ambush. The assassins are expendable; if they all die killing Nemetz, that's an acceptable result.

(I'm assuming it's too risky to get snipers in range of Nemetz's normal position, but I will do it if he's dumb enough to leave himself unguarded. Likewise, poisoning him is next to impossible, but I'll still take the opportunity if I get one against all odds.)

My goal is to destabilize the Capilean Reich's leadership. If I'm lucky, it'll cause a major succession crisis and throw their whole faction into chaos. Even if it doesn't, I'll still have deprived them of a unifying inspirational leader, hurt the Reich's morale significantly, and hopefully replaced him with someone else who's easier to defeat. My nation's sole goal in this war is the defeat of the Capilean Reich, so I don't care if I upset the balance of power between the other five factions.
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Postby New Decius » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:40 am

First American Empire wrote:
The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile wrote:
If anything, I'm interested in seeing how you would attempt to assassinate him.

Usually with established dictators (not Middle-Eastern tinpots- although Nemetz is arguably a tinpot, he's in charge of what is essentially an established and internally stable nation), you need a dissenting faction within the government to facilitate the assassination itself and prepare a transition government that can seize control and actually defuse the situation once the leader is killed. My case in point being the 20 July Plot.

Unfortunately, no such powerful dissenting faction exists within the Reich. Sure, a few generals such as Krebs are mildly annoyed by the meddling of Party officials, but this is a trivial matter. For one, they would never dream of betraying, much less beheading, the organization and leader they swore to obey. For another, there is no problem that they think killing Nemetz would solve; unlike Hitler in my earlier example, he has proven to be a generally competent leader (so far), and there is no massive problem to justify killing him. It would only result in the destabilization and likely destruction of the country and cause that they, unlike their Wehrmacht counterparts in 1944, still believed in.

So an internal conspiracy, the least risky of the options, is eliminated. What's left? A sniper? Poisoning? Dictators are paranoid and take zealous security measures for a reason.

Finally, I'll ask you: what do you hope to accomplish by assassinating Nemetz?
This isn't meant to be rhetorical, it's genuine.

I'd like to know how you think the situation will unfold should you succeed in offing him.


I'm planning to use a combination of snipers and disguised gunmen during Nemetz's next rally/speech/military parade. The idea is that a bunch of people hide among the VF soldiers in the hopes that one manages to get close enough to Nemetz to get a shot off. If they fail, I intend to try and get snipers and spies covering his expected escape routes. This is so that when he flees, he runs right into an ambush. The assassins are expendable; if they all die killing Nemetz, that's an acceptable result.

(I'm assuming it's too risky to get snipers in range of Nemetz's normal position, but I will do it if he's dumb enough to leave himself unguarded. Likewise, poisoning him is next to impossible, but I'll still take the opportunity if I get one against all odds.)

My goal is to destabilize the Capilean Reich's leadership. If I'm lucky, it'll cause a major succession crisis and throw their whole faction into chaos. Even if it doesn't, I'll still have deprived them of a unifying inspirational leader, hurt the Reich's morale significantly, and hopefully replaced him with someone else who's easier to defeat. My nation's sole goal in this war is the defeat of the Capilean Reich, so I don't care if I upset the balance of power between the other five factions.


Well the result may be a propaganda coup for the Reich which could paint the Royalists as the perpetrators and also denounce them as cold blooded murderers who can only achieve victory through cowardly underhanded tactics.


Nova I’ve just realized another way I could subtly (or not so subtly) make the Duchy dependent on ‘big brother’ Germany. If Nemetz cuts off the major agricultural areas of Capile from Royalist control, then the Grand Duchy could buy its food from say a major European agricultural nation such as the Kingdom of Ukraine, the purchase of which could be paid for with a loan that Germany would only be too happy to supply. Opportunities opportunities
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Postby First American Empire » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:00 am

New Decius wrote:
First American Empire wrote:
I'm planning to use a combination of snipers and disguised gunmen during Nemetz's next rally/speech/military parade. The idea is that a bunch of people hide among the VF soldiers in the hopes that one manages to get close enough to Nemetz to get a shot off. If they fail, I intend to try and get snipers and spies covering his expected escape routes. This is so that when he flees, he runs right into an ambush. The assassins are expendable; if they all die killing Nemetz, that's an acceptable result.

(I'm assuming it's too risky to get snipers in range of Nemetz's normal position, but I will do it if he's dumb enough to leave himself unguarded. Likewise, poisoning him is next to impossible, but I'll still take the opportunity if I get one against all odds.)

My goal is to destabilize the Capilean Reich's leadership. If I'm lucky, it'll cause a major succession crisis and throw their whole faction into chaos. Even if it doesn't, I'll still have deprived them of a unifying inspirational leader, hurt the Reich's morale significantly, and hopefully replaced him with someone else who's easier to defeat. My nation's sole goal in this war is the defeat of the Capilean Reich, so I don't care if I upset the balance of power between the other five factions.


Well the result may be a propaganda coup for the Reich which could paint the Royalists as the perpetrators and also denounce them as cold blooded murderers who can only achieve victory through cowardly underhanded tactics.


Nova I’ve just realized another way I could subtly (or not so subtly) make the Duchy dependent on ‘big brother’ Germany. If Nemetz cuts off the major agricultural areas of Capile from Royalist control, then the Grand Duchy could buy its food from say a major European agricultural nation such as the Kingdom of Ukraine, the purchase of which could be paid for with a loan that Germany would only be too happy to supply. Opportunities opportunities


My nation will be claiming responsibility for the assassination if I'm successful. I'm officially neutral to the Royalists (and the Socialists and minors) so it'll be tough to plausibly accuse the Royalists of the assassination.
The American Empire is a socially progressive and strongly anti-nationalist absolute monarchy ruled by the heirs of Emperor Norton.

This nation doesn't reflect my political views on many issues, especially monarchism and foreign policy. I'm an ordinary social democrat in real life.

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Postby The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:36 pm

New Decius wrote:
Well the result may be a propaganda coup for the Reich which could paint the Royalists as the perpetrators and also denounce them as cold blooded murderers who can only achieve victory through cowardly underhanded tactics.


Nova I’ve just realized another way I could subtly (or not so subtly) make the Duchy dependent on ‘big brother’ Germany. If Nemetz cuts off the major agricultural areas of Capile from Royalist control, then the Grand Duchy could buy its food from say a major European agricultural nation such as the Kingdom of Ukraine, the purchase of which could be paid for with a loan that Germany would only be too happy to supply. Opportunities opportunities

I'm really enjoying the subtle, underhanded politics here, keep it up.

Working on a post at the moment.
First American Empire wrote:
I'm planning to use a combination of snipers and disguised gunmen during Nemetz's next rally/speech/military parade. The idea is that a bunch of people hide among the VF soldiers in the hopes that one manages to get close enough to Nemetz to get a shot off. If they fail, I intend to try and get snipers and spies covering his expected escape routes. This is so that when he flees, he runs right into an ambush. The assassins are expendable; if they all die killing Nemetz, that's an acceptable result.

(I'm assuming it's too risky to get snipers in range of Nemetz's normal position, but I will do it if he's dumb enough to leave himself unguarded. Likewise, poisoning him is next to impossible, but I'll still take the opportunity if I get one against all odds.)

So I assume you have a legion of German-looking men outfitted with Stoßwehr weapons and uniforms, perfectly fluent in the Capilean dialect of German, and extensively trained on the customs, sayings, and behavior of the Stoßtrupp Honor Guard which is Nemetz's personal protection unit?
Nemetz doesn't just let any Average Joe protect him at rallies. He will have personally met every single one of the guards within a mile radius of the capital, each of whom will have been carefully vetted and only selected for such an honorable position after a decade or more's service to the VF.
Really the only people Nemetz trusts to protect him are the soldiers who've served under him for their entire lives. I don't mean to say this type of plan is impossible, but unless you've had a sleeper unit within the Stoßwehr for ~20+ years...

My goal is to destabilize the Capilean Reich's leadership. If I'm lucky, it'll cause a major succession crisis and throw their whole faction into chaos. Even if it doesn't, I'll still have deprived them of a unifying inspirational leader, hurt the Reich's morale significantly, and hopefully replaced him with someone else who's easier to defeat. My nation's sole goal in this war is the defeat of the Capilean Reich, so I don't care if I upset the balance of power between the other five factions.

Fair enough.
In theory, there is an established line of succession after Nemetz, though this has never really been explored. On paper, the Deputy Reichsleiter, Jürgen Hellmacht, whom I have introduced before, would succeed him. In practice, Hellmacht is not a very capable or inspiring leader, nor does he even want to be leader. He is motivated by a sycophantic devotion to Nemetz. Instead, there are several powerful individuals within Nemetz's cabinet who would rise to the occasion. So a minor succession crisis could arise. In reality, however, none of these individuals has established any sort of faction or power base with which to base their rule, and so leadership would likely fall to the person who inspired people, had the most sense of legitimacy, and had some sort of force with which to back up his reign.
This would end up being Henrik von Ravenstein, Nemetz's subordinate and life-long friend who is competent, not quite as inspiring as Nemetz but passable, and a minor hero of the army. Should he succeed in his next campaign, Nemetz is planning on appointing him Minister of Defense, granting him even more legitimacy and eliminating the chance of any major succession crisis.
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Official Name of Country: Full national name. Democratic Socialist Republic of Karevka (DSRK)
Colloquial Name of Country: Short national name. Democratic Republic of Karevka (DRK)
Form of Government: Soviet Democracy/Democratic Centralism
Head of State: Prime Secretary Artyom Komissarov
Head of Government: If different.
Population: 755,000,000

Which Faction will you support? If none, write peace-keeping/observer. The Fraternal Socialist Union
How will you support them? Financial aid, war materiel, volunteer legions, full-on military aid, etc. The DSRK will supply war materiel and deploy three volunteer legions numbering 4,570 men and 120 combat vehicles each.
What do you hope to accomplish by intervening? To install the BSU as the ruling power in Nova Capile or as a separate nation if need be.
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The Prime Secretary and his Defense and Foreign ministers sat around table in a closed canteen, reserved for Party members, general grade officers and mid to high level government officials. "You need to get out of that damn office!" his wife had said "If you want to keep on with meddling with far off countries, at least do it somewhere that doesn't have a desk!" Artyom silently thanked God that his wife wasn't some candyass house wife as he took a swig of vodka. Topic of the day: friends, fellow supporters of Karevka's socialist sisters and brothers in Posteastan. Someone to build friendly relations with. They had realized that they needed someone to have their backs in that little country. His Foreign Minister, Galkin Asmikov, was running through a list of entities who supported Tavitian and his revolutionaries. The list was mostly gathered by the SPD spy rings that always accompanied embassy staff. "How about the Union Albandrite Socialist Repubics. Capital, Revolutionary City, Chief of State, Premiere Johannan Vinsky. They much like us in many ways." Defense Minister Dima Pogodin grunted, but said nothing. Komissarov looked at Dima and said "Dima, if you wish to say something say it." the minister said "Why can't we gather an army group and smash through? We don't even know if the UASR is involved militarily or not." he received a glare from Galkin "If you haven't looked at a map recently, we do not share a border with Posteastan, and marching several armies through neutral territories would cause several more wars." Pogodin wasn't happy with the reply and continued munching on black bread. "It is settled then," Artyom declared "I will draft a letter to Vinsky personally."
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Questions/Comments/Notes: Is it recommended to check the original IC post and timeline to get a feel of what's going on? Also I'm trying to expand from regional RP'ing too.
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