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Gott mit uns! - A Kaiserreich AAR for C# Aurora4x
« on: April 16, 2020, 08:13:43 AM »
DISCLAIMER: I am new to this forums, and it seemed to me that we are unable to create Topics in the C# Area for Fiction and AARs currently.  I am not sure if creating it here in the hopes of it getting moved is the way to go, I am sorry if I am causing the Admin staff extra work.


Hello fellow space travellers!
My name is greatmustachio, or you can call me Andre if you so wish.  I am a longtime lurker on this forums, and finally decided to register to it after the release of C# Aurora.  I have been intrigued by this project for quite some time, but I never found the time and motivation to immerse myself into the VB version of the game.  Now, with lay offs due to the Virus situation and a new and faster version of the game available, I plan to sink an unreasonable amount of time into this.  To keep me motivated, I will also document my experiences in the form of an AAR.  As I am a roleplayer, actually I DM a Pen & Paper RPG in my free time, it will focus heavily on the narrative, that I already created in my head and will bring to paper for you guys to enjoy.  From the topic you can already guess that we will dive into alternative history and try to answer the question: What would have happened, if the German Empire won the Great War and in the process developed TN-Technology.  I will go into more Details for the backstory in a dedicated post for it.
The post after this will contain an index that I will keep updated as well as possible, so you guys have an easy time to find specific posts when this topic inevitably grows.

What is my goal with this AAR?
I do this to have fun, mostly.  Furthermore, I want to create a story that is enjoyable for at least a few of you guys, as feedback from you will keep me going.  I also will take the opportunity to learn the game.  As I never played the original game, and only watched some Let's Plays or read some AARs here, I will have no clue how to actually do the things that I might want to do.  This might be annoying for some, and interesting for others, who liked to experience this again through me and my writings.

I hope I managed to intrigue some of you!
I will follow up with the story shortly.
 
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 08:14:27 AM »
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Gott mit uns! - A Kaiserreich AAR for Aurora

German Empire, November 1915

It was not unusual that the lights were still on late into the night in the chancellors office in these times.     The war did not stop for the boys in the trenches, so why should it in the capital? There were reports to read, decisions to be made, and dispatches to be written.     Even though the position as Reichskanzler caried power and responsibility, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg saw his role diminish the longer the war was fought.     While he was on the side of the Emperor constantly, with great influence on the decisions in the realm, his advice was not heeded as much as it has been previously.     Generals and admirals took that role now, with constant updates from the front line in the west and the east.     Always assuring the Emperor, that a total german victory is just a matter of time.     Von Bethmann-Hollweg was not a military man.     He never served in any branch.     He didn't pressume to know more than these veterans, forged by old Prussian military traditions.     He did know, however, to read between the lines.     He was a politician after all.     The trenches did not move in the West.     Gains of a couple of hundred meters of wasteland were celebrated as heroic victories.     This war was far from over, and victory for hie country far from certain.     All this weighted heavily on the Chancellor.     He felt powerless as he could not aid the war effort nor prevent the needless loss of life.     

Nearly 3 am in the morning, and the final appointment of the day drew near.   It had to be postponed for a while as other things needed urgent attention.  The chancellor did not look forward to this meeting as the purpose of a conversing with one of the presidents of the Prussian Academy of Science in these times elluded him.  Sure, it was a prestigious place of higher learning that produced fame for the German Empire aplenty, but most of the research was theoretical, needlessly complicated and utterly useless.     The doors to the small Antechamber to his usual office opened and a rather tiny man with rapidly declining hair line entered the room.     He was properly dressed like a gentleman of rank.   He wore glasses and kept a properly groomed mustache, and tired eyes showed the same exhaustion as the chancellors.  Bethmann-Hollweg raised himself out of his chair and set down his glass of whiskey, and offered an handshake.   

"Mr Planck!" The Reichskanzler said, "I welcome you to my office.     Can I offer you a drink? Or a cigar?".  Well trained pleasentries, as etiquette dictated.     Bethmann-Hollweg tried hard to not show his exhaustion.     To his satisfaction, Planck waved his hand to decline the offer and sat down without a word.     "As you wish, sir.     Don't mind if I do, though.     Now, to what do I owe the pleasure of this meeting?".     Planck visibly tensed up before finally adressing Bethmann-Hollweg: "Herr Reichskanzler, thank you for your time, but let me cut right down to the chase as I think time is of the essence.     Last year I invited a brilliant mind to the Academy.     I was impressed with his work in thoretical physics at the University on Bern, and my colleagues and I convinced him, that his majestys institute would serve as a great oppurtunity to further his research efforts.     His name is Albert Einstein.     His work would change the way we see reality, of that I was certain.     I know you are not a physicist, but his work formulated that the observed gravitational effect of masses is a result of these masses warping space time, and . . . " The chancellor waved his hands as to signal that he would not understand most of what is said anyway.     "Mr.     Planck, this is all very interesting, I am sure.     But excuse my rude interuption: it is late and I do not see how this has any relevance for me.    " Bethmann-Hollweg took a sip of his Whiskey while focussing on the much smaller man in the chair in front of him.     This felt like a colossal waste of time.   
Planck on the otherhand was undeterred and continued: "I can assure you, Mr.     chancellor, I would not dare bore you with deatils if it weren't important.     As I was explaining, every mass has an influence on the fabric of space and time, bending it, which in turn would influence other masses.     The more mass, the more influence it has.     That, in basic words, is the theory that Einstein calls "General Relativity".     I was convicned that his assumptions were correct, and could be proven.     So we tried and, in most cases our observations confirmed the theory as imagined by Einstein.     But, some results were off, by quit a substantial margin of what we expected.     It took us quite some time to figure out why, but in the end, we did: We confirmed that there are some elements, previusly unknown to us, that were capable of suspending the laws of physics.     So if a mass had a sufficient concentration of these elements, it was influenced less by other masses than it should have been.     A kind of counter-gravitational force.     Einstein called these elements "Trans-Newtonian Elements".    "

The Reichskanzler sighed audibly.     He barely understood this theory and failed to see why it was so important to keep the chancellor of the German Empire awake at 03:20 in the morning.     He inhaled the smoke of his cigar, in a visibly annoyed fashion.     He was usually level headed, hiding emotions like these, but at this stage of the day, it got increasingly more difficult to do so.     Planck did notice and moved in to clarify more.     "I can see, that you are questioning if I will get to the point where this is relevant to you.     Well, the practical applications for this are countless, and depend on the elemtns used.     We currently know of 4 of these elements, all with different properties.     Imagine if you will a plate of steel that when infused with an element we call Duranium is able to withstand any cannon or howitzer currently in use.     And imagine that  this plate is so light that it could be carried by you and me as a kind of armor.     If we focus on these kind of applications, we could supply these kind of things, and many more in a couple of years time.     Chancellor, I am a scientiest, and a patriot.     But Einstein is not.     I suggested informing you about our findings, but Einstein insists on publishing his findings for the world to see.     It should be obvious to you that this will allow our enemies to develop the same technologies that we could gain out of this.     There would be no advantage for the Fatherland. " Planck sighed in agony.     It was obvious for the chancellor that he faced a moral dillema, as he had to choose between his friend and felloe scientist and his duty and obligation to his home country.     If he was right, this discovery could decide the war, or doom the Empire.     He had to prevent Einstein to publish his findings, at all costs.     He adressed Planck with a forcefull, reinvigorasted voice: "Mr Planck, I heard enough.     I am glad you came to me with this information, it was the right thing to do, it was the patriotic thing to do.     If you are right, than your name will be heralded in the histories of our people for quite some time.     I also reckon that this was not the easiest choice for you to make.     Rest assured, that I am aware of what needs to be done, and that it needs to be done in the most discreet and civilised manner.     Thank you for your visit!".     Bethmann-Hollweg raised himself from his chair and put his hand forward to signalise that this meeting was over.     Once Planck was gone he adressed his secretary: "Heidi, call the Kaiser.     Tell him, I can win the war for him!"

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In the aftermath of this meeting, members of the Empires military occopied the Prussian Academy of Science.     Einstein was apprehended and imprisoned.     He refused to work on his research any further.     Details of his whereabouts are murky at best, but it is assumed that he died sometime in the 30s due to the conditions of his imprisonment.     Max Planck and a team of loyal German scientists resumed his work.     As was predicted, new technologies were ready for warfare for the spring offensive in 1917.     At the time, the general perception of the war swung into disfavor, and many generals thought this offensive would result in nothing but massive loss of life on the German side.     But the scientists more than delivered.     New Duranium infused kevlar vests saved the lifes of thousands of soldiers, while new powerfull weaponry allowed the german forces to break through the trench warfare that dominated in the West and march into Paris in May 1917.     France capitulated quickly thereafter, while Britain hunkered down on the island, sure to be protected by the powerfull Royal Navy.     Unfortunately the technological progress did not stop with the German Army.     The advent of an homing torpedo spelled doom for outdated "Fleet in beeing" warships of the Brits.     Deployed from nearly undetectable U-Boats, this "Wunderwaffe" as the British press called them, demolished the once proud Royal Navy.   
An Invasion was imminent, but no one expected it to be as easy as it turned out to be.   Dropped from airplanes so fast, that you could not hear them before they were past you, Geman Commandos took control of important facilities like harbours and governmental buildings.   The main invasion force came afterwards.    After only three days of desperate fighting, King George V.     surrendered to his Cousin on the German throne.   The war in the west was over.   

In the east, the Tsar of Russia had to fight with internal turmoil as well with the surrender of his allies.     Generously, Willhelm offered his cousin help in fighting these Bolschivist savages.   In return the Tsar would submit his imperial regalia, and be henceforth known as a subject to the Kaiser.   Reluctantly, the Tsar accepted, and the Grand Duchy of the Rus was created as a fiefdom of the Kaiserreich in 1918.   

Technology progressed immensly in the next couple of years, as the Kaiser and his chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg consolidated their gains in Europe and looked outwards to Asia and America.   Realistically there was no one capable of stopping them.     Through diplomacy and military intervention, the whole world was either ruled directly by the Kaiser or through puppets and vassals from 1931 onwards.   

Research continued in the following years, with more and more applications for these new elements found.     With the wars over, it was foccused on the civilian sector as well, developing medicine and transportation technologies that would raise the standard of living to new unimaginable heights.     The Kaiser looked outwards though, to the stars as the next, possibly final frontier.     He gave the resounding order in 1939, that the Kaissereich will become an Interstellar Power, as it was his always wished for his "place in the sun".    Therefore the ascend of the German Empire began.   

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Re: Gott mit uns! - A Kaiserreich AAR for C# Aurora4x
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2020, 04:58:22 AM »
Hey folks!
I added the history to this date so far!
Next up is the game set up and first moves as we start exploring the solar system in 1940 to bring glory to the Kaissereich :-)

I plan on alternating between basic game updates and Story bits at certain points when some interesiting stuff is happening.
 

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Re: Gott mit uns! - A Kaiserreich AAR for C# Aurora4x
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2020, 06:38:36 AM »
Syndicalism forever, comrade.   ;)
 

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Re: Gott mit uns! - A Kaiserreich AAR for C# Aurora4x
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2020, 07:07:23 AM »
Ahh, my favourite Aurora setting...

Aye.
 

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Re: Gott mit uns! - A Kaiserreich AAR for C# Aurora4x
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2020, 09:02:38 AM »
Quote from: TheDeadlyShoe link=topic=10780. msg124456#msg124456 date=1587123516
Syndicalism forever, comrade.    ;)

I do usually play Syndicalist Britain in the Kaiserreich Mod for HOI4  :) Not today!

Quote from: Ayeshteni link=topic=10780. msg124473#msg124473 date=1587125243
Ahh, my favourite Aurora setting. . .

Aye.

Hope you enjoy it!

There is one issue, I do not know how to fix: it seems that the board is adding a lot of free spaces after ending a sentence with a dot.  Is that something I can turn of with some settings or do I have to live with that? :-)
 

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2020, 03:41:31 PM »
I'm not savvy enough to answer that, hopefully someone will know.

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Re: Gott mit uns! - A Kaiserreich AAR for C# Aurora4x
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2020, 06:33:28 PM »
It's an anti-spam feature. it's also why you can't link images either.

It will vanish after you've made 10 posts so don't worry about it now, you can fix the layout after.
 

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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2020, 09:46:02 PM »
Now, in fact, since you've reached the ten-post limit.
 

 

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