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A New Dawn (XCOM/Mass Effect)

Discussion in 'Questing' started by isaacssv552, Apr 30, 2019.

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    isaacssv552

    isaacssv552 The Necromancer

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    Third Sino-Japanese War, 2057, Phase 2:

    November, 2057
    Preparation of the convoy began months ago. Dozens of massive merchant vessels were leased to transport aircraft, supplies, and personnel. A hundred of the heavier escort vessels, destroyers and cruisers, were relieved of patrol duties and refitted for the expedition. Preparations proceeded quickly, easily matching the pace of airframe production. Expedience was not, however, without cost. Rapidly acquiring and refitting so many vessels proved expensive beyond already lofty expectations.

    Finally, November arrives and with it deployment. Ships depart with little fanfare in the midst of freak blizzard blanketing the West Coast. While the mighty vessels are unfazed by inclement weather, the ports' residents lack such stout constitution. They are unable to bid the ships farewell, or even to witness their departure. Even the departure of the expedition's sole carrier and largest vessel is sparsely attended. The massive Ford class, displacing a titanic hundred thousand tons and covered by rime as it leaves harbour, is a sight to behold. Unfortunately, few are present to behold it.

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    As the ships reach the open ocean, they assume their formation. The cumbersome cargo carriers constitute the convoy's core. A network of destroyers, miles across, patrol the surrounding sea for any trace of Chinese submarines. Within the shroud of destroyers, a ring of cruisers encases the convoy's vulnerable center. At the head of the procession sails the Gerald R. Ford and her escorts. From her deck launch patrols of F-1 Templars, protecting the skies above. The convoy's defenses continue even below the surface; almost a dozen American submarines stare into the abyss below.

    Recently developed fusion propulsion systems quickly prove their worth, allow the fleet to neglect resupply in favor of direct procession to Okinawa. Admiral Horne, the expedition's current commanding officer, hopes to preempt any Chinese response with a rapid arrival. Unfortunately, this is not to be.

    One of the escorting destroyers catches sight of the former kingdom of Ryuku shortly before detecting the Chinese fleet. Its frigates and corvettes appear run down, even from a distance, but their numbers are not insignificant. At least fifty vessels led by a single cruiser, the force may well constitute the Chinese navy's entire remainder. Not dismissing the potential threat posed by the enemy vessels, Admiral Horne immediately dispatches the convoy's cruiser escort to ward off their advance as the Ford's aerial complement go in for the kill.

    The sea churns as the two forces collide. Two sides pepper each other with missiles, cruiser and destroyer against frigate and corvette. The outcome is predictable, the larger American vessels quickly gain the upper hand. Chinese ships are broken one by one even as they rush towards the convoy. A heavy cruiser does attain some success, crippling a trio of light cruisers with improbably precise hits even as she dodges guided missile fire. Then the Ford's Templars arrive. Their fusion bombs prove devastatingly effective, overwhelming the Chinese point defense with sheer volume. Most of Chinese ships are blown asunder directly or, their defenses overwhelmed, fall victim to American cruisers. When the last of the Templars' munitions are released, only the cruiser and a handful of frigates respond.

    A duo of American heavy cruisers quickly attempt to finish the Chinese flagship, bracketing their foe with fire. The enemy cruiser, for all her agility, finds herself faltering under the weight of fire. Then, the few remaining Chinese vessels reach the American's defensive line. The destroyers move to block their path, only to fall into the Chinese trap. Tiny Chinese ships rush directly into the mass of destroyers before immolating themselves in a surge of fire and fury. Shocked American sailors are thrown into chaos as they desperately attempt to rescue their fellows from the flames. Meanwhile, the true threat finally reveals itself.

    Deep below, on the ocean floor, a triad of seemingly innocuous rock formations burst outwards, shattered by carefully placed charges. Nuclear engines roar to life like awakened beasts as a trio of submarines push free of the ground and surge upwards. Directly above lie the bare hulls of titanic cargo carriers laden with crucial supplies, and now devoid of cruiser escort. Steel snouts tip upwards, towards the defenseless vessels, and torpedoes cleave their hulls asunder. American subs descend upon the victorious Chinese like avenging angels, their torpedoes shattering pressurized hulls with the fury of lightning divine. It is too late; the cargo vessels can be seen like broken titans above as they slowly sink below the waves.

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    Benjamin 'Ben' Lyon had expected the Japanese deployment to be little different from his time in the merchant marine. Many bored days at sea filling out paperwork with the occasional potshots at ramshackle ships looking like something from the prior century. Instead, he was watching at least a dozen fine vessels go down in flames to some sort of kamikaze feint. It had been a long voyage, and Ben had made friends aboard many of those vessels. Just as he was thinking his day could not possibly get worse, he was nearly thrown overboard by a ferocious shaking. The entire ship seemed to groan with what Ben recognized, in the back of his mind, as the rush of water. The front of his mind was rather preoccupied not falling off the ship.

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    After the disastrous battle of Okinawa, the loss of the cargo vessels is unavoidable. Fortunately, the cargo itself was not damaged by the torpedoes and is safely ferried to Okinawa before the ships sink completely. The aircraft are saved, as are most of the munitions and other supplies. However, many of the less important supplies must be left behind, leaving the expedition somewhat shorter on supplies than expected. In the end, the greatest damage is the cost in both blood and treasure. Many fine soldiers died during the battle, and the destruction of the merchant vessels leaves the Navy liable for the exorbitant insurance policy they had offered when leasing the ships. Rather than decreasing the rental cost, the insurance payments now eclipsed the remainder of the expedition's budget.

    The damage done to the convoy was unfortunate, but the news from your Japanese allies is far worse. A group of Japanese destroyers, en route to aid your fleet in tracking down the Chinese subs, unexpectedly encounter a Chinese missile submarine. The destroyers vanquish their foe with ease, but not before a dozen missiles are launched skyward. Within minutes, dozens of warheads are raining down upon cities across the island nation. A handful are intercepted by experimental Japanese missile defense systems, but most find their mark.

    Japan's retaliation is as swift as it is devastating. Over a hundred Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles are in the air well before the Chinese warheads impact. Although lacking MIRV capability, their numbers prove telling. A hundred key Chinese military, industrial, and governmental targets are destroyed within minutes. Although this alone has likely doomed the Politburo to defeat as the unharmed warlords overrun their positions, the Japanese emissaries remain understandably grim.

    You initially assume from the emissaries demeanor that most of Japan's military installation were destroyed. You soon learn otherwise. The destruction barely affects factories, airfields, or military ports. Japan's military and industrial strength is left intact, but at horrific cost. The Chinese warheads ignore potentially lucrative military targets in favor of a maximized civilian death toll, marking Japan's densest residential areas for destruction. From Tokyo to Fukuoka, gleaming spires are toppled, blocky apartments are flattened, and thousands burn. Undoubtedly millions more will die in the coming weeks and months, as relief forces struggle to deliver essential supplies.

    The Japanese have sworn revenge, and they want your help. Much of their command structure has been destroyed, and that which remains is occupied with recovery efforts, but most of their military hardware is intact and at your disposal.

    [X] Retake Korea
    South Korea began the war as a Japanese ally, but has since been overrun by the PLA. Reclaiming the peninsula would provide a mainland beachhead without risking a drawn out counter-insurgency effort. Unfortunately, the Chinese forces in the area greatly outnumber and outgun the Japanese SHIV derivatives. Furthermore, Korea, still technically allied territory, was left relatively unscathed by the recent nuclear bombardment. A successful beachhead must make effective use of American aerial assets.
    -[X] Interdict Pyongan-Bukto Rail
    The Chinese conscripts are too numerous and dispersed for an effective bombing campaign. However, their large numbers require equally large quantities of food and ammo. Many of these supplies pass through just a few railways in North Korea's Pyongan-Bukto province. Interdicting these rail lines would require minimal commitment and produce significant results. With further investment, our forces will destroy key depots and warehouses as well.
    --[X] Deploy the Air Force (Choose Amount)
    A few fusion bombs will easily sever the lines and destroy the depots. AAS missiles will do the same from well outside the range of enemy SAM.
    --[X] Deploy the Navy (Choose Amount)
    The rail lines are located in the coastal province of Pyongan-Bukto, leaving them vulnerable to naval bombardment.
    -[X] Annihilate Anti-Air Armament
    The Chinese retain a substantial quantity of SAM emplacements throughout their territory. These defenses will threaten the safety of our pilots and planes until dealt with. By targeting launchers and missile stockpiles in Korea, we can clear the way for future operations.
    --[X] Deploy the Air Force (Choose Amount)
    Our standoff weapons can destroy most Chinese SAM from well outside its operational range.
    --[X] Deploy the Navy (Choose Amount)
    Many SAMs are outside the range of coastal bombardment, but some are potentially vulnerable to naval attack.
    -[X] Destroy Defenses
    The Chinese have built up defenses throughout the Korean peninsula. A thorough bombing campaign could render these preparations useless.
    --[X] Deploy the Air Force (Choose Amount)
    The massive Bastion bombers are perfect for destroying even the most hardened bunkers, while the agile Eagle's high powered laser is perfect for reducing smaller positions to slag.
    --[X] Deploy the Navy (Choose Amount)
    Many Chinese forts, barracks, and other military structures are within range of coastal bombardment.
    -[X] Land Troops
    Damaging the Chinese presence in Korea with bombing campaigns is a good first step, but a beachhead cannot be established without a landing. Fortunately, the Japanese have provided us with large numbers of robotic infantry and attack helicopters to secure the beaches.
    --[X] In Hamgyong-Namdo (Choose Amount)
    This former North Korean province has recently been overrun by anti-government forces. The Chinese would unable to stop a landing here, and a successful push into Pyongan-Namdo would cut off the entire Korean peninsula from the China proper. However, our aircraft sorties would require substantially more transit time until airfields are established.
    --[X] In South Jeolla (Choose Amount)
    The southernmost province of South Korea, only a few miles from the Japanese controlled island of Jeju, is the closest to our existing positions. A landing here would be easily supplied both logistically and with rapid sorties of aircraft from nearby islands. However, the Chinese are expecting this and have positioned a significant defensive force in this province.
    --[X] Support with Air Force (Choose Amount)
    An aerial bombardment both before and during the assault will greatly increase the chance of success.
    --[X] Support with Navy (Choose Amount)
    The beaches are, by definition, coastal. Thus we may easily support the assault with naval bombardment.

    [X] Capture Shanghai
    The Chinese province of Shanghai was once a key industrial and commercial center. The Japanese hope to win a significant morale victory by capturing the province, perhaps permanently. While it is currently rather radioactive, robots are substantially less vulnerable to tumors. (Choose Amount)
    --[X] Support with Air Force (Choose Amount)
    An aerial bombardment both before and during the assault will greatly increase the chance of success.
    --[X] Support with Navy (Choose Amount)
    The beaches are, by definition, coastal. Thus we may easily support the assault with naval bombardment.

    [X] Annihilate Anti-Air Armament
    The Chinese retain a substantial quantity of SAM emplacements throughout their territory. These defenses will threaten the safety of our pilots and planes until dealt with. By targeting launchers and missile stockpiles throughout China, we can clear the way for future operations. Such a wide ranging operation will require a significant commitment of forces.
    -[X] Deploy the Air Force (Choose Amount)
    Our standoff weapons can destroy most Chinese SAM from well outside its operational range.
    -[X] Deploy the Navy (Choose Amount)
    Many SAMs are outside the range of coastal bombardment, but some are potentially vulnerable to naval attack.

    [X] Damage Chinese Industry
    The Chinese industry has been crippled by decades of war and was mortally wounded by the recent nuclear bombardment. However, you can still hasten its demise.
    -[X] Destroy Agricultural
    Napoleon Bonaparte reportedly stated "an army travels on its stomach." This is as true in the 21st century as in the 19th. Attacks on the crops, irrigation, granaries, and other key components of the agricultural system would cripple the Chinese war effort.
    --[X] Deploy the Air Force (Choose Amount)
    --[X] Deploy the Navy (Choose Amount)
    -[X] Destroy Factories
    The PLA infantry greatly outnumbers the Japanese forces. However, their numbers will mean number if they run out of bullets. Strikes on Chinese factories will help increase the severity of already endemic ammunition shortages.
    --[X] Deploy the Air Force (Choose Amount)
    --[X] Deploy the Navy (Choose Amount)
    -[X] Destroy Power Plants
    China is, like all other modern nations, dependent on electricity to maintain its economy and society. While oil shortages and Japanese have already created a severe energy shortage, a comprehensive bombing campaign could entirely eliminate China's ability to power itself.
    -[X] Destroy Transport Infrastructure
    A modern economy is heavily dependent on modern transportation. Modern transportation is in turn dependent on modern transportation infrastructure. Destroy the infrastructure, destroy the economy.
    --[X] Destroy Roads
    Roads have been a keystone of commerce since before the Roman Republic laid the first stones of the Via Appia. They form a key portion of every modern transportation infrastructure. While the sheer quantity of road present in China makes comprehensive interdiction difficult, it is still possible with enough ordnance dedicated to the task.
    ---[X] Deploy the Air Force (Choose Amount)
    ---[X] Deploy the Navy (Choose Amount)
    --[X] Destroy Rail Lines
    Transport by rail is one of the most efficient means available. However, it is also the most vulnerable to interdiction. Destroy a few hubs, cut a few lines, and the entire system is crippled. Chinese rail is already damaged, it is time to finish the job.
    ---[X] Deploy the Air Force (Choose Amount)
    ---[X] Deploy the Navy (Choose Amount)

    [X] Write In

    Cost: 1 -> 200+900 -> 600+2700
    Logistics: 45 -> Bonus: Minor
    Initiative: 13 -> Chinese prepared for US arrival.
    Interception: 75 vs. Convoy Defense: 27 -> China semi-successfully intercepts convoys. Inflicts logistical damage and sinks some ships.
    Logistics bonus canceled.
    Cost: 1000
    American Losses: 2 CA, 5 CL, 13 DD
    Chinese Losses: 1 CA, 18 FF, 46 C, 6 SS
    SLBM Provocation (Japan): 1 -> China's last Ballistic Sub hits Japan with dozens of warheads and is immediately sunk by Japanese subs.
    Japanese Losses: 10+ Million Civilians
    Japanese IRBM Counterattack: 61 -> Japan responds with a hundred Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles.
    Chinese Losses: 40+ Million, 2M+ Conscripts, 20K+ IFVs, Air Force

    [​IMG]

    Navy:
    1 Supercarrier (CV, Elite)
    15 Light Cruisers (CL, Elite)
    69 Destroyers (DD, Elite)
    10 Nuclear Attack Submarines (SS, Elite)
    Air Force:
    2500 F-1 'Templar' Multi-Role Fighters
    175 A-2 'Eagle' Ground Attack Fighters
    300 B-0 'Raider' Light Bomber
    125 B-1 'Bastion' Heavy Bomber
    Navy:
    ? Nuclear Attack Submarine (SS, ?)
    Army:
    1,000,000 Infantry (Veteran)
    3,500,000 Conscripts (Militia)
    100 Main Battle Tanks (Elite)
    100,000 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (Militia)
    2,000 Mobile Howitzers (Veteran)
    Navy:
    3 Escort Carriers (CVE, Elite)
    4 Battlecruisers (CC, Elite)
    13 Light Cruisers (CL, Elite)
    97 Destroyers (DD, Elite)
    Army:
    500,000 Light Infantry Vehicles (LIV, Veteran)
    15,000 Ground Attack Helicopters (Veteran)
    Air Force:
    1127 Fighters (Veteran)
    134 Light Bombers (Veteran)
    27 Torpedo Bombers (Veteran)

    Total Campaign Cost to Date: 4300
     
  2. Blonddude42

    Blonddude42 Versed in the lewd.

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    Now that we're on QQ I say we bomb everywhere there's a large concentration of people. No need for expensive restoration if we kill them all.

    Edit:

    Fitting that our first act after the move will match why we moved.

    China must be destroyed
     
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  3. isaacssv552

    isaacssv552 The Necromancer

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    Fixed that for you.
     
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    Blonddude42 Versed in the lewd.

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    Thanks, Latin isn't my strong suit.

    So what would the option for something like that be? I'm assuming its a mix of taking out their Anti-Air capacity, then crippling their food production. Maybe add in some transport damage too. Maybe adding bombing runs on anywhere we can find concentrations of people worth the fuel to hit.

    What month is it in the campaign? Taking out the power in the winter will be a lot more devastating than in spring.
     
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    isaacssv552 The Necromancer

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    That would be a write in. Something like

    [X] CETERUM CENSEO SINAE ESSE DELENDAM
    Make China dead. Bomb all the cities until slag. Then bomb again. Also bomb crops.
    -[X] Use Air Force (ALL OF IT)
    It is currently winter.
     
  6. Adventwolf

    Adventwolf Getting out there.

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    [X] Plan Choking the Life from them all
    -[X] Retake Korea
    --[X] Interdict Pyongan-Bukto Rail
    ---[X] Deploy the Air Force (20 F-1Cs)
    --[X] Annihilate Anti-Air Armament
    ---[X] Deploy the Air Force (60 B-0Bs, 25 B-1As, 200 F-1Cs 100, F-1As)
    ---[X] Deploy the Navy (2/1 Light Cruisers American/Japanese, 10/10 Destroyers American/Japanese)
    --[X] Destroy Defenses
    ---[X] Deploy the Air Force (60 B-0As, 10 B-1As, 15 B-1Bs, 50 A-2, 200 F-1Cs, 100 F-1As)
    --[X] Land Troops
    ---[X] In Hamgyong-Namdo (7500 Ground Attack Helicopters, 250,000 Light Infantry Vehicles)
    ---[X] Support with Air Force (60 B-0As, 10 B-1As, 15 B-1Bs, 50 A-2, 300 F-1Cs, 200 F-1As/7500 Ground Attack Helicopters, 500 Fighters, 50 Light Bombers)
    ---[X] Support with Navy (1 Battlecruiser Japanese, 3/2 Light Cruisers American/Japanese, 10/10 Destroyers American/Japanese)

    -[X] Annihilate Anti-Air Armament
    --[X] Deploy the Air Force (60 B-0Bs, 25 B-1As, 400 F-1Cs, 300 F-1As)

    -[X] Damage Chinese Industry
    --[X] Destroy Factories
    ---[X] Deploy the Air Force (30 B-0As, 15 B-1As, 50 A-2s, 200 F-1Cs, 100 F-1As)
    ---[X] Deploy the Navy (1 Battlecruiser Japanese, 3/2 Light Cruisers American/Japanese, 10/10 Destroyers American/Japanese)
    --[X] Destroy Power Plants
    ---[X] Deploy the Air Force (30 B-0As, 15 B-1As, 50 A-2s, 200 F-1Cs, 100 F-1As)
    ---[X] Deploy the Navy (1 Battlecruiser Japanese, 3/2 Light Cruisers American/Japanese, 10/10 Destroyers American/Japanese)
    --[X] Destroy Transport Infrastructure
    ---[X] Destroy Rail Lines
    ----[X] Deploy the Air Force (75 B-0Bs, 40 B-1As, 50 A-2, 300 F-1Cs, 250 F-1As)



    Right, this is a proto-plan based off of Sir Lagsalot plan from the SB forum. With these numbers, we have enough to perform all the actions. It is also a major co-op with the Japanese forces with the purpose of improving our relations. Nothing improves relations like fighting a war together. It also should leave enough of our navy and fighters free to watch for any sneak attacks.
     
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    Blonddude42 Versed in the lewd.

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    [jk] CETERUM CENSEO SINAE ESSE DELENDAM
    Make China dead. Bomb all the cities until slag. Then bomb again. Also bomb crops.
    -[jk] Use Air Force (ALL OF IT)

    I'll meme this here until I get around to considering a real plan. This is more extreme than we need after all.

    We might want to get some people sent as messengers/diplomats to the warlords. While most will likely try and claim far too large of a territory (or too close of one) to allow, there might be a few we can allow to become the powers that survive to the end.

    Edit: lol, a real plan popped up while I was phone posting.

    [X] Plan Choking the Life from them all
     
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    Atlas Getting sticky.

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    [X] Plan Choking the Life from them all
     
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    Adventwolf Getting out there.

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    I have adjusted the numbers and put what loadout the planes are using. Only the A-2 doesn't have anything because it only has the one loadout.
     
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    Vote closed for [X] Plan Choking the Life from them all
     
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    Third Sino-Japanese War, 2057, Phase 3:

    Aerial Bombardment -> 22 with Overwhelming American Advantage
    American intervention in China begins quietly. A single Templar squadron flies into Pyongan-Bukto unopposed. Dozens of fusion bombs are dropped on rail lines, warehouses, and supply depots. Hidden reserve rails had been established alongside the main lines, but it matters not. The fusillade annihilates both in blazing nuclear fire. The flow of supplies to Chinese forces in Korea has been staunched.
    Naval Bombardment -> 67 with Major American Advantage
    Aerial Bombardment -> 44 with Overwhelming American Advantage
    Chinese SAM Retaliation -> 16 with Major American Advantage
    Immediately after the successful incursion, a massive operation to cripple the Chinese SAMs begins. The first strike hits the Korean peninsula. Key distribution and assembly nodes are vaporized by sea-launched missiles.
    Dozens of bombers and hundreds of fighters follow close behind the naval missiles. Titanic Bastion stealth bombers launch scores of long-range missiles and fade back into the veil of night. Chinese SAM operators scramble to return fire before the deadly swarms arrive, but they find no trace of the behemoth bombers. Most are consumed by nuclear fire without achieving so much as a target lock.
    The remaining SAM sites are not given the opportunity to count their losses. Dozens of agile Raiders vertically launch from tiny, deserted islands along the Korean coast. Chinese SAM and radar revealed by their active targeting of the Bastions are swiftly targeted; the Raiders release the second wave of missiles. All remaining targets are cleansed by nuclear fire. The wing of Templars was not needed.
    Aerial Bombardment -> 48 with Overwhelming American Advantage
    Chinese SAM Retaliation -> 91 with Overwhelming American Advantage
    Suppression of the mainland SAM sites is less successful. The initial attack is seemingly successful; the coastal targets appear no less devastated than the Korean sites. However, the operation takes a turn for the worse as a flight of Templars flies inland to suppress the second group of SAMs. Many of the coastal SAM emplacements thought destroyed by prior Japanese raids were merely playing dead. The Templars react quickly and turn their sights upon the newly revealed enemies, but the Chinese have already released a fusillade of missiles. The Chinese SAMs are destroyed, but at the cost of almost four dozen America aircraft.
    Aerial Bombardment -> 4 with Overwhelming American Advantage
    With the Chinese SAMs destroyed the way is open for an assault on Korea. Bombing of Chinese fortifications on the Peninsula is accomplished with no less ease than the prior operations. New fusion powered bunker busters prove even more potent than expected. Even the strongest fortifications on the peninsula, built over decades by the old Korean governments, are destroyed in a single strike. There is some difficulty when discrepancies are found between the forts' expected and actual locations, but Templar reconnaissance locates the targets post haste.
    Initial Naval Bombardment -> 16 with Major American Advantage
    Initial Aerial Bombardment -> 39 with Overwhelming American Advantage
    Storming the Beaches -> 22 with Major American Advantage
    Chinese Fortifications -> 62 with Minor American Advantage
    As the American forces bomb fortifications across the Korean peninsula, one of the Japanese battlecruisers shells the beaches of Hamgyong-Namdo in preparation for a landing. This proves largely superfluous, as the aerial bombing easily destroys the targets. Finally, the bombardment is concluded and the first wave of LIVs is launched. It is at this point that the failure to destroy anything more than flimsy decoy fortifications becomes apparent.
    China must have anticipated your invasion; their fortifications have been concealed and a significant force has covertly retaken the Hamgyong-Namdo province. You face not ragged warlords or conscripts, but entrenched Chinese infantry supported by the remaining Chinese tanks. The Japanese robots make a good showing, advancing into a withering barrage of Chinese firepower. However, the Chinese advantage proves telling. The LIVs are unable to force the defenders from their fortifications, and are themselves pushed back into the sea.
    American Fire Support -> 98 with Overwhelming American Advantage
    Second Wave -> 68 with Overwhelming American Advantage
    Further Air Support -> 26 with Overwhelming American Advantage
    Overrun Chinese Positions -> 28 with Major American Advantage
    American bombers give the Chinese no opportunity to capitalize on their victory. The ruse has been revealed; nothing remains to prevent the fortifications' destruction. The Eagles are the first to strike, their ruby red beams piercing Chinese tanks and beach-side fortifications with ease. The Templars are close on their heels, shattering the enemy formations with guided bombs and anti-tank missiles. When the Bastion and Raider squadrons finish their own tasks, devastating the fortifications throughout the Korean interior, the enemy is in complete disarray.
    A second wave of LIVs is quick to take advantage. Thousands of robotic infantry, supported by hundreds of automated helicopters, storm beaches across Hamgyong-Namdo. The devastated Chinese beach-side positions, their tanks shattered and their bunkers collapsed, are rapidly overrun. A steady stream of LIVs, with aerial Eagle support, push into Chinese position throughout the province. Unfortunately, the bombers must return to Japan to rearm their depleted munition. With greatly lessened aerial support, a lackluster showing from the LIVs is unable to overrun the Chinese positions. Most of the enemy infantry retreats in good order.
    Naval Bombardment of Pyongan-Namdo -> 23 with Major American Advantage
    Aerial Bombardment of Pyongan-Namdo -> 51 with Major American Advantage
    Push into Pyongan-Namdo -> 98 with Major American Advantage
    Chinese Morale -> 61 with Major American Advantage
    The final offensive begins upon the bombers' return. Another round of heavy bombing throws Pyongan-Namdo's defenders into disarray. Makeshift fortifications are burnt to cinders, entire battalions are broken by shrapnel from anti-personnel charges, and the few remaining vehicles are crippled by the macabre precision of laser lances. Finally, the LIVs overrun all remaining resistance. The inhuman infantry truly begin to shine as Chinese anti-vehicle magazines run dry. Combining vehicular durability with a footsoldier-like platform, the LIVs shrug off small arms fire like rain while advancing through difficult terrain. Chinese conscripts and exhausted infantry are little more than chaff before an industrial thresher. Pyongan-Namdo is soon under total American control, successfully encircling Chinese forces on the Korean peninsula.
    Naval Bombardment -> 28 with Minor American Advantage
    Aerial Bombardment -> 87 with Overwhelming American Advantage
    Naval Bombardment -> 82 with Minor American Advantage
    Aerial Bombardment -> 16 with Overwhelming American Advantage
    Aerial Bombardment -> 38 with Overwhelming American Advantage
    Air raids in mainland China prove incredibly successful. Power plants are crippled with precision laser blasts or outright shattered by fusion warheads. Entire factory districts are set aflame as naval missiles rain fusion bomblets from above. Rail lines throughout China are crippled as over a thousand aircraft disperse death across China's rail network. Almost two thousand aircraft are involved in total; their withering fusillade leaves every power plant in China a smoldering husk, every factory a burnt ruin, and every rail a mess of tangled and melted steel.
    [​IMG]
    Chinese War Economy -> 53,23,72,92,16
    Repel Warlords -> 70,31,21
    Battle of Beijing (Warlord 1 Attack) -> 99
    Battle of Beijing (Warlord 2 Attack) -> 69
    Battle of Beijing (CCP Defense) -> 14
    Chinese Morale (Korea) -> 40
    Chinese Morale (Shanghai) -> 93
    The destruction and interdiction of Chinese industry soon provide results beyond your wildest expectations. The CCP is able to provide its troops with sufficient food and fuel. However, the loss of almost all industry, military or otherwise, has turned endemic munitions shortages crippling. Meanwhile, with the last dregs of civilian electricity eliminated, the remaining population centers are on the edge of outright collapse.
    The warlords quick to spot weakness, and the Politburo soon finds itself assaulted from all directions. A coalition warlords, led by a 'General Jiang' converge on Beijing to overthrow the old government. Most of their best soldiers are in Korea and the last Chinese tanks were recently slain by American aircraft. The Chinese Communist Party has little more than conscripts and artillery to repel the ragtag invading forces. They choose to make a last stand in the ruins of Beijing. They do not succeed.
    The Battle of Beijing can only be described as a total and complete defeat. After a traitor defects with the entire artillery battery, the conscripts and remaining infantry are caught between hammer and anvil. The infantry fight on for a brief time, but the undisciplined conscripts' morale was rock bottom weeks before the battle. Those who do not outright rout surrender to Jiang's army. The Politburo's last stand becomes little more than a prelude to the power struggle between Jiang and the 'allied' warlords. The People's Republic of China will fight on for a few more months, but its fate is already sealed.
    With their leaders executed, the encircled Korean forces simply surrender. The remaining provinces are eagerly devoured by warlords and successor states, and the coastal cities of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Macau are occupied by Japanese automatons. Another empire has fallen, and a new era of warring states has officially begun.
    Navy:
    1 Supercarrier (CV, Elite)
    15 Light Cruisers (CL, Elite)
    69 Destroyers (DD, Elite)
    10 Nuclear Attack Submarines (SS, Elite)
    Air Force:
    2460 F-1 'Templar' Multi-Role Fighters
    175 A-2 'Eagle' Ground Attack Fighters
    300 B-0 'Raider' Light Bomber
    125 B-1 'Bastion' Heavy Bomber
    Navy:
    3 Escort Carriers (CVE, Elite)
    4 Battlecruisers (CC, Elite)
    13 Light Cruisers (CL, Elite)
    97 Destroyers (DD, Elite)
    Army:
    447,292 Light Infantry Vehicles (LIV, Veteran)
    12,431 Ground Attack Helicopters (Veteran)
    Air Force:
    1127 Fighters (Veteran)
    134 Light Bombers (Veteran)
    27 Torpedo Bombers (Veteran)
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    Total Campaign Cost: 4500
    Note: There is not voting because the war turn is over. The epilogue (and actions unlocked during the war turn) will be in the next update.
     
  13. Blonddude42

    Blonddude42 Versed in the lewd.

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    Good enough for our first war. Didn't need to resort to genocide, so that's nice.
     
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