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March 1945:

The great Franklin D. Roosevelt dies without seeing the conclusion of the war in Europe. Harry Truman succeeds Roosevelt and uses the next few months to consolidate his power. The extra time in power considerably hardens his anti-Communist attitudes. When Truman comes to Potsdam in July 1945, he is at once suspicious, and is firm in America’s attitudes towards the minor European states under Soviet control.

Historic Note: In reality, Roosevelt died in April 1945, and Truman was relatively inexperienced when he took office.

April 1945:

Winston Churchill calls a snap election in Britain ahead of schedule. Clement Atlee’s Labour Party, unprepared for the election, is defeated at the polls. Strengthened by his domestic mandate, Churchill becomes increasingly frustrated with the Soviet communising of Poland. Britain specifically went to war for in 1939 to protect Poland’s freedom.

Historic Note: In reality, Churchill was turfed from office in June 1945 by the Labour party. Atlee’s inexperience at Potsdam similarly hurt the Allies’ stance against communism.

May 1945:

Adolf Hitler commits suicide in Berlin on April 31. Admiral Donitz, Hitler’s successor, orders the Wehrmacht to retreat westward and be captured by the western Allies rather than by the Soviets. VE Day is May 7. Germany is divided along the Elbe River between the western Allies and the USSR.

Historic Note: All true

June 1945:

The victorious western Allies’ armies melt away throughout May to July as public pressure at home forces early demobilisation in the USA and Britain. Meanwhile tensions mount over the post-war futures of Poland and Czechoslovakia, pre-war clients of Britain and France respectively. Norway remains under nominal German occupation.

On June 15, Marshall Tito, independent Communist guerrilla leader, closes Yugoslavia’s borders to both the USA and USSR. Tito is unwilling to get involved between escalating tensions.

Historic note: In reality, the fiercely independent Tito broke with the USSR in 1948 to pursue a "third way" between the USSR and USA.

On June 30, General Eisenhower, under extreme pressure from Truman and Churchill to maintain dwindling western Allied military strength in the face of the continuing Red Army occupation of Eastern Europe, secretly begins rearming captured Wehrmacht divisions. The Wehrmacht is reorganised into an anti-Communist force. Some hard-core Nazis within the Wehrmacht remain in power.

July 1945:

The UK sends troops to Greece to reinstall the Greek monarchy and resist an aggressive Communist guerrilla pressure. In a climate of increasing European tension, the USSR reacts by reorganising the armies of Hungary, Rumania, and Bulgaria to serve the Red Army. Western demobilisation quietly ceases.

Historic Note: The British really did send troops to restore order in Greece in 1945. Thereafter they were involved in a prolonged war against communist guerrillas lasting until 1947.

On July 17, Potsdam ends in bitter acrimonious dissent. A belligerent Churchill, feeling his personal agreement of December 1944 with Stalin over spheres of influence has been violated, is backed by an equally suspicious Truman. Stalin, determined to create a buffer zone around the USSR’s borders against future invasion, refuses to budge on Soviet communisation of Eastern Europe. Concerned about the west’s belligerency, the USSR re-mobilises the Red Army.

August 1945:

On August 1, the Soviet Black Sea fleet is refused permission by a wary Turkey to pass through the Bosporus straits into the Mediterranean. An angry USSR claims the straits should be open to all nations in peacetime. Turkey, backed by French diplomacy, refuses entry on the grounds that the war is not over for either the Soviets or the western Allies because Japan remains to be dealt with. General De Gaulle, struggling to restore France’s Great Power status, frantically rebuilds his military to make good on promises of support to Turkey. The Italian provisional government, under Marshall Bagilio, sides with the west.

The Pacific War continues, albeit at a lower level. Japan, ringed by American power, is impotent. On August 2, Truman considers using the results of the Manhattan Project in Europe instead of against Japan.

Historic Note: Truman in fact threatened Stalin indirectly at Potsdam, revealing to the Soviet leader the frightening destructive power of the Manhattan Project’s atomic testing, with the implication that such a weapon could be used on the atomic-less USSR. Stalin was reportedly calm to the implication, and hoped that Truman would use the new weapon soon to destroy Japan.

On August 3, British troops in Greece accidentally violate the Bulgarian border at Thesslanokia while pursuing communist guerrillas. Thesslanokia, always an extremely sensitive diplomatic issue between Greece and Bulgaria erupts into a small scale battle between Soviet-backed Bulgarian troops and a combined Greco-British force. Fearing a pre-emptive strike by the western Allies is under way, Stalin orders the immediate invasion of Germany west of the May demarcation line.

On August 4, World War III starts in Europe.

Here is the setup this is a 2 player game I'am the US/Allies
Russians go first.
Greater Europe.Fall 45'



The Med Fall 45'

Brace yourselfs this is going to get good!
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Re: Patton vs Chuikov WWII ends and another starts......Fall 1945 WWIII
OMG ... it just had to happen ... I knew sooner or later someone would do this

surprise NOT

 
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Re: Patton vs Chuikov WWII ends and another starts......Fall 1945 WWIII
Sean,

It would help if we knew:

a) Staring BRP totals
b) growth rate
c) Which powers are classified as major and minor
d) Force pool composition
e) SW resolution - how is this to be done?
f) Victory conditions
g) Game length
h) Who has the A-bomb?

 
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Re: Patton vs Chuikov WWII ends and another starts......Fall 1945 WWIII
Here are the BRP and OOB charts.
The first Atomic bomb cost 300 brps the second cost 150..so the first person pays the lions share! they can be used Tactical or Stratigic with restictions of course.
So with the base brps no one canbuy one for awhile..there is a Northern box you can move units and fleets into so you can go from Norway to Finland.
A DOW on ANY COUNTRY cost 35 brps
Neutrals
Yugoslavia
Turkey
Sweden
Spain
At this point no SW the USSR citys are to far?

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Re: Patton vs Chuikov WWII ends and another starts......Fall 1945 WWIII
Winter 45
After the "Battle of the Bulge" of 44' you would think the Americans would of been prepared for what was coming there way.......well they where thanks in part to the clear wheather allowing Allied P-51s Thunderbolts and Spitfires to hold back the Russian T34-85s and SU-100s.
The Russian Offensive of Fall 45'achived little in gaining ground in Europe..Still the US with most of there battle veterans on boats heading back to the US knew they were only buying time.

West Germany winter 45'




With there backs to the Yugo boarder the Russian units have been cut off from supply
Northern Italy



The Partisans sliped past the British and are trying to take Athens French forces move in from Syria.
Greece


The Northern box has Russian ski troops moving into it trying to out flank Norway.
Along with the Russian armor corps Sea bourne Invasion

North box


Persia winter 45'


The Russians have opted for attrition in winter I have removed all loses he still gets some hexs to take.
The US started with 6 3-3s against 20 3-3s of the USSR till I get my Veterans here It's up to the Airforce to save the day....
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Re: Patton vs Zhukov WWII ends and another starts......Fall 1945 WWIII
Winter is over and the Americans have servived the intense Russian shelling.(The Attrition option)
Patton not wanting to be left out of the last "Great Battle" is racing to get to Moscow before the "Bomb".
So the plans were laid. Monty in the south needs to take Sofia while Patton faces off with Zhukov in Berlin.
Not wanting to be out done by Monty Patton stikes at the Heart of the Russian Offensive in Berlin and with Bradly cutting thru to help the encirclement armed with the new Pershing tanks and there 90mm guns were able push aside the Russian armor.


Patton in West Germany Spring46'



Bradly in southern Germany spring 46



Monty in Greece spring 46'


BRPs stand at USA 787 -141 for builds and Offensives
USSR 434
 
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Summer 46' Patton has finished surrounding Zhukov outside Berlin. One can only wounder with the Russian counter attack out of Hungary that opened a small window thru the south why Zhukov did use that to retreat back to Warsaw.....maybe a stand fast order from Stalin? Well in one bold swoop Monty and Patton have taken out Hungary,Romania, Bulgaria. With Bulgaria there is the need for a 2-3 corp stationed in the country or the country drops out of the war so for Bulgaria the cause looks hopeless

Hungary/Romania Summer 46'



Bulgaria Summer46' Monty takes out the Russian Garrison.


Poland Summer 46'
All though Patton wanted to go for Warsaw the rest of the army was to far away to help.So the Brass decided to take Hun/Rom/Bul instead.



The Northern Box British and American troops move into Finland.



Summer 46'is half over USSR goes next.
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PEACE!!!

Stalin's Generals turn on the Dictator and stage a coup!

Moscow has sued for peace.
The US Army has halted out side the gates of Warsaw.
Patton fuming over the turn of events has resigned his command.
Patton quoted as saying "We have the Bastards by the nose now let's kick em in the ass!We have the Army here to do it!"

The Politicians will take over now.


 
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There was a link to a 1945 scenario but I tried it and it did not work. Is it possible somebody could put it in the files section?
 
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