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by Ripster8
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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Early - Late March 1919 Red factories in full production! Free BDE.jpg Some of the capitalist oppressors call it quits... French evac.jpg Hungary on fire... hungary.jpg The Red Coalition Government under pressure... world revolution.jpg Samoylo succeeds but... samoylo.jpg And success in the Ukraine...
by Ripster8
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 42107

Comrade ERISS, I know there is 'no honor among thieves', but surely there must be a place for 'honor among Reds'. But then again, maybe that is one reason why it all came crashing down to ruin in the end, one reason among many. In any event, in my 'kinder-gentler' communist/socialist revolution, we ...
by Ripster8
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 42107

Late February - Early March 1919 Waves of desertion hit the Red Army once again. This time it costs us $48 and 96 conscripts: Desertion.jpg That means we need more money, comrades! Money.jpg Iskritsky's Corps moves forward from Smolensk to Polotsk, looking to attack towards Daugavpils: Polotsk.jpg ...
by Ripster8
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 42107

Thank you, Master Random! I was just signing on to share a line from the great movie, 'Dr. Strangelove': "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the war room! I would appreciate it if we could keep personal disagreements and lengthy philosophical/political discussions to a minimum. I am trying...
by Ripster8
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 42107

Thank you, Comrade Baris, for your insight into the history and etymology of the conflict. All I know is that the Russian word for these rapscallions is 'terroristicheskiy' and they will be dealt with accordingly!
by Ripster8
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 42107

Thank you, Comrade ERISS, for joining our noble band of readers of this AAR! And for your historical commentary. I trust that under the Mighty Tuk's leadership the Latvian Brigade will not have to make any suicide attacks in order to defeat the White lackeys of the reactionary forces of history! And...
by Ripster8
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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Early February 1919 Samoylo is delayed by the crafty Greens, who cut the rail line to Medvezhya Gora. Since an armored train joined Samoylo's corps enroute it delayed his arrival and caused losses due to harsh weather. Small details overlooked lead to big problems down the road... Delay at MG.jpg P...
by Ripster8
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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Late January 1919 KOMCOR Samoylo attacks at Medvezhya Gorya against Green insurrectionists: Medvezhya Gora.jpg KOMCOR Tukhachevsky makes a bold thrust at Pskov: Pskov.jpg Our forces rally at Polotsk and manage to defeat the exhausted Whites, hopefully giving us enough time to reinforce: Polotsk.jpg...
by Ripster8
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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Early January 1919 Another victory at Kiev, completely securing the city: Kiev.jpg But the Whites pounce on our disorganized forces at Polotsk and defeat them: Polotsk.jpg Of course, this means we are now at war with the nationalist regimes in the Baltic region! Our new anarchist allies are spreadi...
by Ripster8
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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Late December 1918 While headquarters fights the battle of the typewriter back in Moscow, out on the front it's all machine gun and bayonet: Astrakahn is lost! Astrakhan.jpg But Tashkent is saved. Tashkent.jpg And a first victory at Kiev. Kiev.jpg Finally, more industry! Industry.jpg KOMCORs Tukach...
by Ripster8
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
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Late December 1918 Comrade Chairman Lenin arrived at RMC HQ the evening of December 20, 1918. He had not received the RMC's orders implementing the JPC campaign plan for 1919. Trotsky's secretary quickly ushered Lenin into the commissar's office. Trotsky lay hunched over his desk, snoring loudly. &...
by Ripster8
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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Comrade Nikel, Here is the desperate situation in Turkestan: Turkestan.jpg Safanov and his revolutionary patriots are defending Tashkent valiantly but they are surrounded by insurrectionist Green devils! And as I recall a White force appears from the south and captures the city, but who knows what w...
by Ripster8
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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Comrade Nikel, thank you for your continued patronage of my efforts. And it is true about geography - these Russian towns are difficult to spell sometimes! I have seen the AI moving the international troops around in the Ukraine, but I don't think I have ever fought them. That would be an interestin...
by Ripster8
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 42107

18 December 1918 It was exactly 47 hours and 16 minutes later when a scared-looking military courier delivered a sealed envelope marked 'MOST SECRET - COMRADE COMMISSAR TROTSKY'S EYES ONLY - HAND DELIVER'. Trotsky sighed, looked at the courier and then looked back down at the envelope. "Rypste...
by Ripster8
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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Late December 1918


Lenin recovers quickly and issues the following guidance:
SNK LDec18.jpg




The lights in the Kremlin will burning far into the night for the next few days. Fire up the tea pot and bring in another case of vodka, comrade!
Kremlin.jpg
by Ripster8
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
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Late December 1918


The situation on the ground:


Area PSKOV
Sit PSKOV.jpg



Area SMOLENSK
Sit Smolensk.jpg



Area KIEV
Sit KIEV.jpg



Area ROSTOV
Sit ROSTOV.jpg
by Ripster8
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
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Late December 1918 The Motherland may be seeking rest but the War is still hungry and still spreading... Whites at Pskov.jpg Whites in Crimea.jpg French and Greeks.jpg UKR Nationalists.jpg Anarchists.jpg Bolsheviks in the Ukraine.jpg SNK and RMC are reeling from these titanic developments...
by Ripster8
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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Thank you for reading and commenting, Comrade andatiep. As the war expands the opportunities for disaster only increase! And that is reinforced by my natural preference for the defence at the expense of the offense. To succeed as the Reds requires the correct balance of both. It all comes down to ta...
by Ripster8
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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Late November 1918 The Great War is finally over... Armistice.jpg In response, an SNK Memo... SNK LNov18.jpg But RMC has questions... RMC LNov18.jpg And the Motherland reclines into winter and waits, above all, for peace... first snow.jpg Too bad in December the excrement hits the fan...
by Ripster8
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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Gentlemen and other welcome readers: The Reds are doing quite well at this point but please remember that I have played the grand campaign scenario five times previously. The opening months are fairly easy for the Reds, particularly since I have learned from my past mistakes (many, many mistakes!). ...
by Ripster8
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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Early November 1918 A relatively quiet fortnight. The Gold Train arrives in Moscow, RMC raises new infantry brigades in MOSCOW and PETROGRAD, and the front lines are calm as both sides dig in for the winter. Lenin and the train.jpg Lenin making an impromptu speech from the door of the Gold Train up...
by Ripster8
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 42107

Good Count Tilly, greetings! I must beg your indulgence for the fact that I have taken the side of the godless, murdering Bolsheviks in this current conflict. This distasteful decision was made purely with a view to providing a good game upon which to base an AAR. I have tried to play as the Whites ...
by Ripster8
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 42107

THE FRONTS, Late October 1918


NFGHQ, Petrograd: Nothing significant to report (from now on abbreviated as NSTR).


EFGHQ, Kazan: NSTR


SFGHQ:
SF LOct18.jpg



Trotsky Review.jpg

Comrade Trotsky reviews some of the new recruits at Moscow.
by Ripster8
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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MOSCOW, Late October 1918


RMC to SNK
RMC LOct18.jpg


SNK to RMC
SNK LOct18.jpg


Adios Stalin.jpg
by Ripster8
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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Greetings, Comrade Baris! You are indeed correct about the importance of recapturing Penza when playing as the Reds. One of the many things I learned during my five previous defeats at the hands of the devious White AI! But this time - victory or death!
by Ripster8
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 42107

I played the Reds once and went with 'Bolshevik Dictatorship' instead of 'Left SR Alliance'. The Czech forces suddenly massed and made a beeline for Kazan, capturing the Gold Train. Disaster! I don't know if it was scripted or not but it was the only time that happened to me. And zombie or no, Murav...
by Ripster8
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 42107

Comrades, thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. Master Random, I have surrendered to the power of the Tetris song. It was useless to resist. And I have pledged to defend Petrograd, birthplace of our beloved Revolution, to the death! The sacred ground upon which fell the blood of our ...
by Ripster8
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 42107

THE FRONTS, Early October 1918


RMC, Moscow:
RMC EOct18.jpg



NFGHQ, Petrograd: Nothing significant to report.


SFGHQ, Tzaritsyn:
SF EOct18.jpg



NCFGHQ, Armavir:
NCF EOct18.jpg


EFGHQ, Kazan:
EF EOct18.jpg
by Ripster8
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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MOSCOW, Early October 1918


RMC to FRONTS
RMC Memo EOct18.jpg




Gold Train.jpg




Trotsky hard at work.jpg

Comrade Commissar Trotsky doing double duty in Lenin's absence.
by Ripster8
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
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THE FRONTS, Late September 1918 RMC, Moscow: Artillery Reserve.jpg The first artillery reserve forces are ready for deployment and will be heading east as soon as the trains are loaded! NFGHQ, Petrograd: Nothing significant to report. SFGHQ, Tzartisyn: Nothing significant to report. NCFGHQ, Armavir...

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