Call of War – Game History

The gameplay in the game Call of War with the Southern States of America in the first 30 days.

Day 6: Conquest of Cuba and the Bermudas

Today there is again an update to the recently reported game of Call of War. As mentioned there, our troops landed on Day 3 on Cuba.
By Day 6 they had conquered all of Cuba and the British Bermudas and at that time our construction and production menu looked like in the picture below.

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Provincial administration menu on the day after the conquest of Cuba and the Bermudas.

Day 10: Attack on the USA

After we had determined that our northern neighbor, U.S.A., had been inactive for two days and was now controlled by the AI, we decided to attack. By skillful disposition of our troops, we were able to quickly conquer the important oilfields of Louisville in the west and approach the capital Washington through the mountains in the east.

However, we had compiled our army according to the experiences of Supremacy 1914, where the artillery covered by infantry formations is the main force. Thus, in our first game of Call of War, we had to make the unpleasant experience of the fighting power of light and medium armor. It was only through clever operations, the use of the last reserves and tactical bombers that we were able to prevent a catastrophe, since in the meantime also the player of the U.S.A. returned to his post.

The attack on the US at the end of the tenth day: in the west the oil fields of Lousville could be taken and in the east, the troops of the Southern States approached Washington through the mountains. The US tanks in the middle of the front are fortunately in unfavorable mountains. However,  this is the first crisis, as tanks are diffucult to engage just with infantry and artillery.

The attack on the US at the end of the tenth day: in the west the oil fields of Lousville could be taken and in the east, the troops of the Southern States approached Washington through the mountains. The US tanks in the middle of the front are fortunately in unfavorable mountains. Neverless, this is the first crisis, as tanks are difficult to engage just with infantry and artillery.

By the morning of Day 11, our troops had taken Washington, but were subjected to violent US counter-attacks, including many of the new medium tanks. Since tanks have in cities only half of its fighting power and we have been able to correct our shortage of armoured units quickly by the construction of anti-tank guns in the just captured Washington, we managed to hold the city with the last reserves.

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Day 11: Battle for Washington. All available US units attack the city, where we have anti-tank guns with artillery behind it. Anti-aircraft guns and infantry of our army are approaching from everywhere.

These were the tightest battles in the entire game so far. In the end, our troops were able to refuse all attacks and use the anti-tank guns and artillery to knock-out the enemy tanks. Finally the player of the U.S.A. gave up and until day 14 we had conquered his entire country. Afterwards, we also immediately took the small AI state Michigan (gray on the lower map in the west).
In West Africa, the Algerian player had almost conquered Morocco. The western game map then looked as follows:

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Day 14: Victory over the USA. The red area is now the territory of our Southern States. The conquered US territory and Cuba are represented with striped colours, since there is only 25% of the normal production possible.

Day 17: Conquest of Canada

The player from Canada did not make much for his country, if at all, and quickly gave the leadership to the artificial intelligence (AI). Of course, this was an invitation for us to conquer Canada and bring the entire western part of the game map with North America under our control.
In the meantime, we had learned from our mistakes in the US campaign, and we were also strengthen with sufficient medium armoured troops.

The attack began on Day 17 with three thrusts: in the north via Kingston to the capital Ottawa, mainly with our new tank group, supported by artillery and some tactical bombers.
Further west, between the Great Lakes of Buffalo and the recently conquered territory of Michigan with the main direction Toronto, where mainly infantry, artillery and anti-tank guns were deployed as a cover against possible existing Canadian tanks.

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The attack on Canada on Day 17.

The campaign was not difficult, since the Canadian troops were not very strong and were also widely dispersed. By Day 22, we had captured all of Canada, as well the two islands in the central Atlantic (from Portugal and Britain) and immediately landed in Portugal and Gibraltar to look after European affairs. Here, the players of Greater Romania and Turkey had allied themselves and already conquered the bulk of the old continent.
By day 24, Portugal was also occupied and the Southern States were ready to oppose the powerful allies.

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Situation at day 24: All of North America, Portugal and Gibraltar conquered as well as a ‘Atlantic Bridge’ created with the Azores and the former British Hamilton Island.

Day 26: Algeria gets overwhelmed

Meanwhile, the Eastern allies had recognized the danger of American aid to the remaining players in North Africa and Europe and quickly began an attack on Algeria. Unfortunately the Algerian troops were poorly disposed of and the defense strategy was insufficient, so that Algeria quickly collapsed and became overrun. Nor did it help us that our southern positions, with Gibraltar and Portugal, were able to block the exit to the Atlantic and we had allied ourselves with Algeria.
On the following map we can therefore view as an ally of Algeria with ‘divided map’ also all recognized Turkish units and of course also the remaining Algerian troops (green).

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Algeria is almost completely overrun on Day 26, and the remaining troops and ships are on the run to the sea of Gibraltar. On the far left are parts of our Southern States Fleet, including the first aircraft carriers, and from the north, battleships are approaching.

CONTINUATION OF THE REPORT OF THE GAME AFTER DAY 30 FOLLOWS IN BRIEF!

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Diary December 8, 1941

Japanese infantry in Hong Kong.

Japanese infantry in Hong Kong.

WW2 War Diary for Monday, December 8, 1941:

China

Battle of Hong Kong: Japanese 38 Infantry Division supported by heavy artillery and aircraft, attacks 12,000-strong British-Canadian-Indian garrison.

Pacific

Philippines: Japanese troops land on Batan Island, south of Formosa.

Air War

Pacific: Japanese destroy 100 aircraft in raids on Philippines.
Germany: 54 RAF bombers attacking Aachen and dropping 54t of bombs.

North Africa

SIEGE OF TOBRUK RAISED.

Sea War

Mediterranean – Tobruk Ferry: British Mediterranean Fleet has delivered 32,667 troops and 34,000t of supplies; 34,115 troops, 7,516 wounded and 7,097 POWs evacuated (April 13 – December 8, 1941). Losses: 1 cruiser-minelayer, 2 destroyers and 24 other vessels.

Diary December 8, 1916

Romanian infantry in their trenches.

Romanian infantry in their trenches.

World War One Diary for Friday, December 8, 1916:

Eastern Front

Rumania – Battle of river Cricov (until December 12) as Rumanians retreat northeast on Rimnicu Sarat. Germans claim 70,000 PoWs, 184 guns, 115 MGs between December 1 and 9 and advance 20 miles east of Ploesti by December 11. Hungarian 51st Honved Division occupies Sinaia south of Predeal Pass.

Neutrals

Greece: Allies blockade of the country. Their citizens leave Athens but Ambassadors see King on December 9.

Home Fronts

Russia: Murmansk-Petrograd Railway open.

Diary December 7, 1941

burning battleships West Virginia and Tennessee

The burning battleships ‘West Virginia’ and ‘Tennessee’ after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

WW2 War Diary for Sunday, December 7, 1941:

Sea War

Pacific: JAPAN ATTACKS PEARL HARBOR. 350 dive bombers, torpedo planes and Zero fighters in 2 waves from 6 carriers attack US Pacific Fleet and air bases in Hawaii. Battleship Arizona explodes, battleships California, Nevada, Oklahoma, West Virginia sink; Maryland, Pennsylvania and Tennessee damaged. 10 other warships sunk or seriously damaged. 188 US aircraft destroyed.
Casualties – American: 2,403 killed, 1,178 wounded; Japanese: 55 killed (29 aircraft lost). Midget submarine attacks on Pearl Harbor fail completely: 5 midgets sunk (‘mother’ submarine I-70 sunk December 10).
Japanese land at Singora and Patani (Thailand) and Kota Bharu (Malaya).

see also: US Navy in late 1941

Politics

Japan: GOVERNMENT DECLARES WAR ON USA AND BRITISH COMMONWEALTH.

Diary December 7, 1916

David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George becomes the new British Prime Minister.

World War One Diary for Thursday, December 7, 1916:

Home Fronts

Britain: LLOYD GEORGE BECOMES PRIME MINISTER. Call up of non-skilled munition workers agreed.
Turkey: Interior Ministry reports to Grand Vizir 702,900 Armenians ‘relocated’ by October 31.
France: Government wins confidence vote 344-160.

Middle East

Sinai: Chetwode GOC of new Desert Column.
Aden: British brigade retakes Jabir and Haturn (over 150 Turk casualties).

African Fronts

Algeria: 1,200 Senussi besiege Agades inside the Sahara (until March 3, 1917), wipe out 54 camelry men on December 28. Senegalese battalion sails from Marseilles to Dakar (arriving January 4, 1917) and crosses to Nigeria.