Side side story update: As Serbia
The Germans hit hard, starting with assaults on Innsbruck, Salzburg and Wels. I had full garrisons at all towns. This was fortunate as it allowed me some time to move my units from the Ukrainian border west to the German Border. Their ADV Tornado's and Eurofighter Typhoons minced my Mig's. The Foxbats held their own.
Within hours they has taken Salzburg and started moving east.
Jan 11 2022 Ukraine decides to start start shelling me eastern coast with naval units and sends on their Air Force to harass the same area. I have a small pile of anti ship missiles which I use in one of the DD's I captured when Bulgaria fell. I do not have any missile fabs though. once they are gone that's it for now.
Well the one DD that was missile capable lasted all of 30 secs before the Ukrainian naval sunk it. Not really a huge issue since my attention is on handling the German onslaught.
Jan 13th. A large German convoy comes from the Czech Republic and starts forcing its way south, assaulting Wien. At this point I realize I only have 1 garrison unit there. Soon The Czechs shall pay for allowing the Germans to use their land as a launching point for invasion into Serbia!
The issue here is, this is behind my defensive line. If they get in any deeper 80% of my forces will be surrounded. "Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man"- Patton The Germans are using Blitzkrieg again just as they did with the Maginot Line.
You can see the attack and in the bottom left my defensive line that stretched down.
I have managed to deploy 13 SA-12's and they are the only thing allowing my MIG's to harass the Germans. With only 6 Foxbats I cannot gain air superiority. The next production run does not end for 97 more days. Its going to be a long 3 months.
The Germans are pushing hard at Wien. I decide to drop the bridge. This should slow them down and make it easier for my MIG's to pick them off. I will also mass as much arty in the area as I can.
Jan 16th Air Defense Sites completes research. I am not going to build any at the moment since I have no idea where the front while be when they complete.
Germany Captures Wien.
Jan 17th, I scramble every inf unit I have and run out of manpower. This battle around Wien will be the make or break fight!
Time and time again the MIG's sortie. Every time they enter battle they are mauled. I am proud of our pilots they show no fear despite being in obsolete airframes against impossible odds. They are fighting for their homes, their family and their country.
And yet, the steady stream of leopard tanks does not slow. The Infantry is faltering, all AT units are converging but they also are old and near worthless. We will not submit. Twice that one country has started a World War and invaded its neighbors. No today, not ever again will Serbia be a vassal state!
We start pressing captured equipment into the battle. Our Mig pilots are now flying a F-5A, RJ-1 J-22 and a L-39ZA. Even with these additional units we can barely muster 11 squadrons to continue the battle. As lines of Mig's are sitting in repair hangars and can not be repaired or re-crewed fast enough.
They are fearless wading into the fray the first pass they loose the F-5, the RJ-22 and the L-39ZA and yet, they continue on knowing that each leopard they destroy is one more chance for their loved ones to survive.
Jan 21st, Finally a lull. The stream tapers off and stops. We have decimated 57 German units and they have killed 37 of ours. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. The constant pounding from the air and the massed arty is starting to take a toll. Add to that we now control the skies over Serbia with 15 SA-12's and 2 SA-2's deployed around the country side and morale has never been higher.
Jan 25th They launch a combined missile and aircraft attack. I cannot identify the missile type as there are so many explosions in the sky. I can now field 7 Foxbat Sq's and they perform admirably when kept at the correct distance and fed info from an AWACS orbiting the area.
Jan 27th we are able to give our Pilots much needed rest and maintenance. They may be called upon again at a moments notice to charge into the lions mouth. We also order an assault on Wien as we want those 4 land fabs back.
Jan 28th Wien is ours again.
Mar 2022 We have started a slow push to retake lost territory. Once we hit the original German border we are not stopping.
21st Norway asks for peace. Since my goal is to claim mainland Europe I accept.
24th We retake Salzburg.
26th The large military base at Rosenheim is captured. It has a missile fab, Land fab airfield and barrack. A very nice addition.
4th Munchen falls to us. This is a major military complex as well as a large city. This add the following to us;
3 missile fabs
3 land fabs
3 air fabs
Aug 19th Germany eliminated. Memorial built in honor of Mig pilots.