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1v1 Strategic Scenario: 2/18/2015 07:04:41

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1v1 Strategic Europe Scenario (Custom Scenario Distribution)

I figured I would take a crack at making a custom scenario template that revolved around strategic gameplay rather diplomacy or roleplaying.

Bare Statistics
Player A vs Player B
320 vs 325 ~ Starting Armies
26 vs 32 Starting Income

Strategic Overview
Player A will require an offensive doctrine spelled with temporary stalemates. His main power is in Central Europe, where he will need to defend said position in order to be able to divert resources to more important fronts. His only safe bonus is Denmark, and most everywhere else is provoked with Player B's starting forces. Player A has good presence in Southern Russia, and is in position for a stalemate in the Balkans region.

Player B will require good prediction skills, carefully planned moves and overwhelming offensives. With much of his initial armies in reserve (behind their border territories), he is at a disadvantage at the start. His presence in the Benelux will likely be overrun as Player A diverts his divisions in France and Germany to secure that province and France, so Player B needs to decide on attacking Germany from the East, focusing resources on Southern Russia or defending Romania. No matter what route he takes, he'll have THREE safe bonuses to keep his income propped up no matter how much land he loses. Be wary : don't focus your whole strategy on a whopping 9 income that is worthless when you no longer have presence in Europe!

Primary Fronts (and a cute little story to go with them :)

3rd Romanian Front - After the first 2 fronts fell during a massive Artharcan offensive, the 3rd Romanian Front was established by the Borshlaki to keep their Southern Russian Army Group A cut off from the rest of the Artharcan forces. Due to the nuclear fallout from the Old War, only one road remains to connect Romania to Russia, and this makes holding the position ever so important. The fighting here should be the heaviest, given that the reserve forces could potentially occupy Ukraine and scrub the fallout that has taken over the old nation. This theatre will be the war's primary battleground, with both sides constantly pumping out reserve forces as well as rushing to invade nearby countries for extra forces to steamroll each other futilely.

4th Battle of Amsterdam - After a successful Borshlaki amphibious assault, the 1st War Group has been encircled and the coast has been blockaded. Forced to fight on their own, the 1st War Group faces Artharcan Army Group D from France and Army Group E from Germany. If they can hold out, they could once more gain the initiative and strike the Heartland of the Artharcans. This theatre is one of risk and potential: one should be wary of a sudden overwhelming strike, but one should not expend too much materiel when no reinforcements were necessary here.

Russian Rebellion - After an oppressive military occupation of Russia by Artharca's Army Group A, millions of workers turned out to form the 2nd War Group. Their sole objective was to liberate Russia. Russia is the primary stalemate of this war: with neither side having a clear advantage, it's important to remain fortified in this region or else your defenses will be overwhelmed.

Italian Rebellion - After Army Group B invaded Italy and turned it into an Artharcan puppet regime, the people rose up in droves to fight back. The 4th War Group is 95% Italian, with some elements being from the 3rd War Group in Romania. Their experience have thus far improved the fighting capability of Borshlaki troops there. Unfortunately, the Artharcans have the advantage in the region and the Borshlaki position is crumbling. Encirclement tactics and a game of cat-and-mouse will mark this theatre.

Operation Poznan - A seemingly unimportant but incredibly crucial front, the campaign to dictate who will control Poland will be a key deciding factor if properly used: given a Borshlaki victory in Benelux, it can lead to a pincer movement in Germany, but success in only one of the theatres can spell yet another stalemate. But if the Borshlaki lose in both fronts, then it is obvious that options are limited as to how the Borshlaki can win again. Army Group C and the 5th War Group will need to act fast in this front or else they will end up straining potentially war-winning resources in Polish endeavours.

Invasion of Austria - One of few nations to resist Artharcan invasion, the Austrians took up arms and joined the Borshlaki Pact a week before Army Group F attempted to invade from Germany. This theatre will be marked with how the Borshlaki wish to proceed: either divert to an offensive into Romania, attack into Italy or help Poland/Benelux. Holding on to this front will also be very important, as its position is crucial in dealing the knockout blow to the Artharcans.

Would like critique or suggestions.
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