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Click to expand…Yes, Bulgaria is to keep Serbia and Montenegro. It was a part of the deal where A-H got a Hapsburg on the throne in Poland, so it is in A-H interest. A-H need to handle all the occupation of Poland for Germany to agree to the deal, and not occupying Serbia and Montenegro was a good place to get the troops electricity in human body wiki from. Also, remember the mass famine in Serbia. From A-H perspective, it is better to let Southern Slavs oversee the famine/disease. It will permanently break the concept of the unified Southern Slavic state, or at least that is the idea. So now, a year later, the question: Is it worth reopening the can of worms for a single naval base? I would say no, but I will listen to arguments. I have some plot driven things that have to happen for Germany, but A-H is just along for the ride.

The issue bother A-H is not its naval base, but the Dual Monarchy issues, and a possible civil war. And as long as Italy is neutral/friendly, I am not sure the Adriatic is not a good location for the Naval base. Easy to defend. Also, the Ottomans have given Haifa to the Germans as a base at least for the war, why not put the A-H fleet there if worried about breaking out? or Smyrna? A fortified base starts at 70 million marks and can go up from there if you want m power electricity dry docks, need to improve the railroad in, want permanent mine fields, etc.

Click to expand…In Africa they are treated the same as German officers, with the limitation that they can’t go above major General. This may seem like an issue, but with over 19 divisions (probably two Armies in France by size) and only a few hundred white officers before the war, virtually all the prewar officers are generals. So for the career officers, it should not be too much of an issue, and to be fair, the black generals are in god forsaken malaria swamps.

Even if I take the maybe 10,000 white males available in all of Africa, no more than 7,000 would be in the Army, and probably less than 3500 of these are able to fight due to huge losses from illness (Twenty five percent per year or higher if in field). Many of the whites will not be educated enough to be officers or will have some other flaw. So most of the whites should be field grade officers or above, or very senior sergeants working for white officers or in the most coveted job, training officer/NCO for the 50,000 people a year to feed into the meat grinder.

But yes, once the war is over, I do plan for these things to be a major issue. But Zimmermann and the staff above him thought the PR benefits from blacks can be Generals in place like India and the USA outweight post war issues which hair electricity song someone else will have to deal with. I am trying to give these guys the same type of flaws that real people like Churchill had.

Ascension Island: Colonel Marwitz surveys the Island from the top of the deceptively name Green Mountain. Before the locals were a all sent to internment camps in Kamerun, he learned the island was greener before the goats were introduced. Marwtiz has had his soldiers shoot the goats and other grazing animals for meat, and had seeds brought in to try to revegitate the Island to provide both shade for the troops and cover if they are attacked.

When he first arrive a year ago, he command mere battalion of men, some 15cm naval guns, and few minefields. After the earlier heavy bombardment by the Royal Navy that destroyed most of the building on the island and completely destroyed the port, a British counter invasion was expected. He had clear orders to hold out as long as possible, then surrender when he ran out of ammo. No reinforcements would be sent. His men were hurriedly building bunkers in the peaks. The invasion never came, and it has been 5 months since the last night bombardment by Entente surface ships. The bunker complex is complete, and can hold over 2000 men along with 6 months of supplies. On the regular supply runs by UM U-boats and an occasional fast freighter gas x side effects, his forces has been built up to a full regiment and he has a 3 months stockpile of food and enough ammo for a month. A small airfield is now operational to the SSW with 10 fighters and 20 torpedo planes. He has not received the requested additional mines or naval artillery, but he has been assure that if he attacked, he will priority support from the West African command. Ascension Island is to be one of the refueling bases of the post war German Navy.

Kinshasa: Charles Tombeur is commanding the Entente forces from his hospital bed recovering from Yellow fever. In the first months of the war, he received regular supply ships, modest reinforcements, and even had squadron of predreadnoughts defending the mouth of the Congo River. As the naval war deteriorated and the convoy system implementation, the naval support was slowly withdrawn. His effective combat strength peaked at 20,000, but over a year without regular supplies combined with diseases, and constant skirmishes up and down the Ubangi River have reduced his forces to under 7000 men who are low on equipment and ammunition. Only his unused naval artillery is well supplied with ammunition. Of his original 20,000 men, 13,000 have died from disease or accident and 3000 have died from combat. His total military losses exceed 32,000, and the losses to the conscripted gas ninjas civilian porters is easily two or three times higher than deaths to combat forces. Only the strategic depth of the Congo combined with horrible German logistics has kept his forces in the war.

Bania, Ubangi River: Major General Douala-Bell, commander of the 1st WA Division is preparing the 1917 Congo War Plan with the help of a complete battalion command staff sent from Germany. While the logistical and railroad tables for Europe do not work for Africa, the process of creating new tables for Africa combined with staff officers with formal military training are invaluable. The plan calls for a 4 division main push down the Congo along with a marine division landing near Banana. After the lower Congo is capture, the forces will then attack the upper Congo towards Lake Tanganyika.

Despite annual losses to disease of upwards of 50%, fresh recruits from Kamerun has kept his division strength near 15,000 men and 30,000 porters. Ammunition supplies are adequate, allow a slow push down the electricity generation in california Congo. Weakness due to disease, lack of medical staffs with the forward units, and the long distances from the front line to the primitive hospitals make every minor wound, injury or snake bite a life threatening event. His total combat deaths are 28,000 soldiers, and 75,000 porters have died.

Bioki Island: A division size landing is being performed by the 1st WA Marine division. Fifty LCM carried by 10 specially designed troop transports being tested in their first major exercise. Each ship carries 500 soldiers and 5 LCM. The remaining 5000 men and extra supplies are being carried on 10 additional freighters. The fleet is being escorted by 25 torpedo boats of the Type 1914, 1915, and 1916, 2 carriers, and 2 Zeppelins.

Sao Tome: The few coastal guns and regular artillery have long since been silenced by the almost daily attacks by surface ships, U-boats, Zeppelins, and air planes using Portuguese forces as testing range. Today, the bomber forces from Santo Antonio are using 50 KG bombs to attack suspected infantry positions. Zeppelins have conducted over 250 tests with wire guided gliding bombs with weapon system weights of up to 2500 KG and 1500KG explosive warheads to various levels of success. Generally speaking, the Zeppelins can hit a large, stationary target such gas jet as a building or naval artillery bunker half the time. The land based bunker buster is being put into production, and details plans are traveling to Germany by UM U-boat. The main problems have to do with quality control and moving targets such as ships. A practical, combat ready aerial torpedo is still in the design stage.