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On a Knife's Edge, a Post Weltkrieg 2 Kaiserreich Japan Game

Teasers from a far future

Jakarta

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So, browsing the internet has bought me some ideas. Here's some snippet of a far, far future. These things are not necessarily related to one another by country.



 

Ryser

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[x]WAR
-Order the implementation of war plans pertaining to liited conflict.
-Send available troops to Sudan with orders to kick out all agressors
 
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Jakarta

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Japanese Troops have arrived, along with increased air support, the African Advance is being pushed back.

The first Japanese Troops arrived at Port Sudan at the end of July 1959. A hot summer’s day in Sudan as some 50.000 Japanese troops disembarked from their cargo ships and started unloading their equipment, this would technically be the first deployment of some new weapons Japan has invented. Like the Howa Type 60 Assault Rifle, the Type 49 Tank, new mobile self propelled artillery models, and of course, helicopters.

And it seems that the helicopters have proven to be a very valuable asset for the Japanese.

For as troops are disembarking right now. Japanese helicopters are already off for their first mission, the mass evacuation of Al Fashir. The city is practically almost surrounded, with incredibly dogged resistance from Sudanese troops, but it is generally agreed that the town is lost, African Internationale troops have already bypassed the town and are already on their way to the River city of Rabak. Intent on capturing it, and the situation in Al Fashir devolved into a semi-siege, Japanese helicopters and some light transport planes, the only ones available to land on the airstrip the ones from the Second and Post Second Weltkrieg eras, covered by Jet Fighters and CAS Airplanes descended into the desert city, evacuating en masse the Sudanese troops trapped there.

It is the first airborne operation in such a scale, and roughly 89-90% of Sudanese troops were successfully evacuated, the rest unfortunately shot down by Syndicate AA or tragically crash landed when they landed on the Al Fashir Airport.

Now, with African Internationale, ehem. Syndietern troops about to do battle with a now more coordinated joint African defense of the city of Rabak. We have two options on our hands. We can join into the fray of Urban Fighting, it’ll be bloody, but it would slow down the Syndicate troops to such an extent that we can plan a counterattack, or perhaps we can let the defense of the city be the responsibility of the Egyptians, Sudanese and other Sphere African soldiers, while we built pontoon bridges at the Nile and cross the river, effectively encircling the Syndietern troops should our maneuvers be successful.

Do note some 150.000 troops will arrive on the next turn. Not counting other countries' expeditionary forces.

What shall we do?

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Eliar

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[x] Hammer and Anvil
-Let the African troops be the anvil upon which the Japanese and other troops surround and crush the Syndies
 

Alias

Bean Daddy
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[x] Hammer and Anvil
-Let the African troops be the anvil upon which the Japanese and other troops surround and crush the Syndies
 

Ryser

Member
[x] Hammer and Anvil
-Let the African troops be the anvil upon which the Japanese and other troops surround and crush the Syndies
 

christopher_sni

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[x] Hammer and Anvil
-Let the African troops be the anvil upon which the Japanese and other troops surround and crush the Syndies

We should also start to hit Syndie logistics unless the AA is too strong.
 

Jakarta

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We should also start to hit Syndie logistics unless the AA is too strong.
FYI.

The Syndicate AA is divided into two categories, Static and Mobile AA.

While we do not know the exact composition of the enemy's AA weapons. Intelligence suspects that Syndietern troops are fielding British Falcon AA Systems, essentially a mobile early SPAAG. It packs a punch, but not something our Air Force cannot deal with.
https://warthunder.com/en/devblog/current/866/

While for Static AA, expect French Bouclier long range AA platforms, these are static objects, but they are technically movable if there is a truck. These missiles are long range and packs quite the firepower as some of our pilots can testify. But not necessarily the most accurate thing unless there are some powerful radar arrays, which our intelligence are sure African troops don't have.

We have not brought our own AA systems yet, shipping things from Japan to Sudan is already quite the journey, but our Air Force, in terms of CAS and Fighter jets do outnumber Syndietern ones by a comfy margin.
 

christopher_sni

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FYI.

The Syndicate AA is divided into two categories, Static and Mobile AA.

While we do not know the exact composition of the enemy's AA weapons. Intelligence suspects that Syndietern troops are fielding British Falcon AA Systems, essentially a mobile early SPAAG. It packs a punch, but not something our Air Force cannot deal with.
https://warthunder.com/en/devblog/current/866/

While for Static AA, expect French Bouclier long range AA platforms, these are static objects, but they are technically movable if there is a truck. These missiles are long range and packs quite the firepower as some of our pilots can testify. But not necessarily the most accurate thing unless there are some powerful radar arrays, which our intelligence are sure African troops don't have.

We have not brought our own AA systems yet, shipping things from Japan to Sudan is already quite the journey, but our Air Force, in terms of CAS and Fighter jets do outnumber Syndietern ones by a comfy margin.
Need to work on anti-radar missiles and air to ground missiles next turn.
 
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Jakarta

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Japanese Combat Engineers set to work on creating pontoon bridges across the Nile. And while their operation and subsequent Japanese counterattack was a success. The airspace that was still being contested and the Syndietern's decision to pull troops from the city prevented a complete success. The OpFor commanders realizing that an incoming encirclement was about to happen and decided to cut their losses most likely.

It's not a total loss, the front has been mostly stabilized, with the incoming arrival of some 150.000 extra Japanese troops, a formal pierce through enemy positions is possible. Now what shall we do?

Do note that Syndietern troops have a high chance to attack into Southern Sudan. Their frontline now stretches from the small town of Umm Ruwaba to Kadugli in the south, and some tiny desert towns not that close to Omdurman to the north, there's still a ton of room for both sides to maneuver. And the airspace is still contested between CPS and Syndietern fighter jets.

Filipino, Korean, Persian, and Indian troops are expected to arrive any day now, numbering 350.000 in total, and we have secured the support of Malaya, Insulindia, Siam, Australia, and China as well, each will bring in some 50.000 troops along with their countries' respective airwings.

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Eliar

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Will try something after the turn of the year :p

Not that I will not bandwagon if someone else has a good WI
 

Jakarta

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How much mobility or recon assets do we have?
Modified F-1's are doing aerial reconnaissance, and we do have some scouting units on the ground. Infantry and scouting jeeps essentially, nothing out of the ordinary.
 

Eliar

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[x]Go on the offensive
-No war was ever won by playing defense.Try to force a quick resolution by crushing the enemy in the field.
 

Alias

Bean Daddy
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[x]Go on the offensive
-No war was ever won by playing defense.Try to force a quick resolution by crushing the enemy in the field.
 

Ryser

Member
[x]Go on the offensive
-No war was ever won by playing defense.Try to force a quick resolution by crushing the enemy in the field.
 

christopher_sni

Active member
[x]Go on the offensive
-No war was ever won by playing defense.Try to force a quick resolution by crushing the enemy in the field.
-Use Ground Based recon to raid enemy supply and communication lines
 
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Jakarta

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The Great Advance broke through enemy ranks, scattering Syndietern forces.

Scholars will debate just how on Earth the Japanese managed to pull this sort of offensive off, it is a wide front offensive, with an airspace that is bitterly contested, and yet, the success of the advance is clear for all to see. Japanese troops, with cooperation from other CPS countries, managed to punch a hole in Syndietern lines and create multiple encirclements within the Sudanese desert during the months where Operation Kamikaze, the name for the attack, was in effect. KI-98 and FA-1 Air Support, Good artillery coordination, the speediness of Japanese tanks, and of course, the initiative and capabilities of both Japanese CO's and NCO's was in full show to the world. As pocket after pocket of enemy troops were slowly closed, African Syndietern commanders realized that the speed of the CPS' advance is not going to let up anytime soon, and with the troops in the southern front in danger of being cut off, a general retreat was ordered.

All of this leading to enemy lines contracting and contracting, as Japanese and other CPS soldiers kept pushing forward. Eventually reaching the Sudanese-Toubou border by the end of 1959. A veritable Status Quo ante-bellum was achieved, and with that, discussions are raging in Tokyo regarding whether or not we should press the advantage or commence peace negotiations now.

But that is for a later time, for now. With the success of Operation Kamikaze, we can focus on other things. Such as the administration of Japan for 1959.

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[X] Occupied by Shinkansen Construction (Finished by 1965)
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Rufus Shinra

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Damn. A perfect operation with flawless execution from both Japanese and allied forces. Beyond the simple military victory, this should have quite the huge consequences onwards. I can only remind you of the perception of the Israeli military as an elite force above and beyond its peers, that managed to last decades until the Gulf War showed the actual cause of its successes. This reputation is likely to have lasting effects, in soft and hard power alike:

* Planning against the CPS will be based on expectations of such level of performance, which is a good and bad thing at the same time. Good because it will discourage many actions in the fear of getting brushed aside the same way. Bad because when action is taken, it will probably involve an overwhelming amount of force making the fight much harder as this campaign here was a fluke, while also making the CPS too overconfident in its own capabilities.
* The highly successful action will lead to strongly reinforced relations within the CPS as it weathered brilliantly a storm, forged battle-bonds and improved political links between member countries... as well as making entry into the CPS quite more attractive for countries hesitating whether to take a side or what side to choose.
 

Jakarta

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I wonder how the UOB and France is going to react to this myself. Did not expect a perfect 20 TBH.
 

Rufus Shinra

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I wonder how the UOB and France is going to react to this myself. Did not expect a perfect 20 TBH.
Based on historical reactions to such events, two paths are opened, which tend to be an either/both case, depending on politics:

* A serious political crisis as this is a humiliating failure causing a loss of self-confidence, leading to one or several governments being replaced softly (no regime change, but think like Starship Troopers' Marshall Dienes resigning after Klendathu), possibly officer purges à la 1936 Soviet Union and a soft power blow to the Syndicalists, requiring more hard power pressure to keep things together.
* A self-questioning of military forces and their application, which can itself lead to doctrinal change, be it a greater focus on training or radical changes such as the OTL French Jeune École, which in this case could lead to daring innovative leaps, not necessarly successful ones in their entirety, but potentially surprising (you could see early work on stealth, going all-in on missile warfare rather than armour and gun, or, I dunno, deciding that helicopters can replace most vehicles and actually spending a lot to make it happen).
 

Alias

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An unexpected but very welcomed result. I wouldn’t be surprised if some Toubou officers are quietly asked to retire after this.
 
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