1. Post #1
    Dennab
    January 2010
    4,943 Posts
    Legacy of the Welkrieg is the new, hip RPG on Facepunch. Set in the aftermath of a World War One where the Central Powers won, it is heavily inspired by the famous mod Kaiserreich for Darkest Hour. Will you take up the mantle of the New Commonwealth and destroy the Red Menace that has taken over your homeland? Will you fight as a new order under the Comintern? Will you preserve the glory of the Reich and fight for the German Empire? Or will you tear down the westerners and build you own conquests? In this unforgiving world, the tides of war are ever changing, and nobody is certain what path we will follow.

    die Karte (Map):


    Playable nations are listed at the bottom along with their alliances.

    die Geschichte (Story):

    Backstory posted:
    1918 - Peace in Europe. Germany subjugates the French Republic. With the United States preoccupied in a war with Mexico, the Allies can do nothing but watch on in horror as the successful German legions finally break through to Paris after a lengthy campaign. The Germans impose a harsh treaty at Versailles, forcing the French to relinquish most of their international possessions and disarming them militarily. Many are invaded by Allied forces within the month. Germany is barely saved from internal collapse, with new industry and agriculture from their new holdings won from Russia a year prior. The British make plans for an invasion, while the Kaiser orders the Kaiserliche Marine to be restored to her pre-war glory. German troops storm into Italy around the same time.

    1919 - Italy is wracked by a civil war not more than mere months after an unfavorable peace. A failed coup by Commander-in-Chief Cadorna results in a Socialist uprising. Germany quickly opts to intervene on behalf of King Emmanuel III. When peace is restored, the powers that be ratify the Treaty of Brescia, which divides Italy back into independent states. Germany is still under intense strain, as although their economy slowly recovers, many of the people call for the resignation of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Riots break out in Munich, where they are suppressed by German force of arms.

    1920: The Grand Sea Offensive - Two years of upgrades and construction has given Germany the naval capacity to fight the British. At Wilhelmshaven, they break the British blockade in a fierce battle. The narrow victory shocks the British, who at the time were preparing plans for an invasion of the German-dominated Europe. Meanwhile, protests against Hapsburg rule, especially in Croatia, Bosnia, and newly acquired Serbia, break into full scale revolution. Germany quickly fans the flames, coercing Franz Joseph to sign the Treaty of Vienna, formally shattering the Hapsburg Empire. Although Franz Joseph remains king in theory, in practice the many peoples of the Austro-Hungarian Empire now rule themselves.

    1921 - Germany defeats the retreating British navy on the coast of Scarborough. They blockade the isles, which are teeming with soldiers from all around the Commonwealth in preparation for the invasion.

    1923 - Three long years without supplies has left thousands of starving mouths and no end in sight in Britain. The soldiers from the Commonwealth become desperate, and so do the British people. A revolutionary council called the Republican Action Committee forms between this alliance, and they overthrow the constitutional monarchy. The provisional government quickly signs a peace with Germany. Although not as harsh as the one France was subjected too, it still limits their naval capacity and forces them to release Ireland as a sovereign nation. Germany ends the occupation of France, and the world breathes a long overdue sigh of relief. The war has ended, but its consequences are yet to be seen.

    1924 - The Republican Party of France is considered by most Frenchmen to be a puppet party of Germany. In their anger, they turn to the National Coalition for French Liberty, made up of a diverse groups ranging from neo-conservatives to social democrats to bona-fide communists. The Coalition wins a landslide victory and drafts a Letter of Dissent to Germany, formally announcing their plans to break diplomatic ties with the country and ignore the Versailles Treaty. Germany re-opened hostilities with France. The Republican Guard was formed from German and French regiments, and they fought against the National Coalition. In the end, the Coalition won, as war-weary Germans forced the return of their troops. Still, the next two years was a Reign of Terror, with numerous factions rising and falling and complete anarchy erupting in France. The Socialists capitalized with backing from the USSR, and the Nationalists were overthrown. Ferdinand Foch fled to Africa, where he served as a "government in exile". Diplomatic ties with the new French Socialist state were dropped by most Allied nations. The USA went as far as to invade their Caribbean holdings.

    1926 - The Social Democrats win the parliament in the Republic of Britain, but radical socialists assassinate the leader of the Socialist party, launching it into chaos. The radicals manage to claim to parliament, despite heavy protest, and power was retained through violence and corruption. The Anglo-sphere Split of 1926 saw the withdrawal of the commonwealth nations from Britain. America seized their holdings in Latin America and formed what became known as the "New Commonwealth" for the former allied nations. The fall of Britain ignites a Red Scare throughout America, causing a revival in heavily reactionary policies. The US will go on to invade and conquer many Latin American countries, like Cuba. They also partition their holding into the new country of Gran Atlantico.

    1927 - Germany declares war on Japan for their former colonies in Asia. They score several swift, but small, naval victories. Eventually, Japan concedes that Indochina rightfully belongs to Germany, but they retain the area of Tsingtao.

    1934 - Japan, entertaining thoughts of a Pan-Asian Empire, invades China, taking advantage of the Civil War. They quickly seize Manchuria and Taiwan right out from the KMT. A revolution in Turkey almost prompts the destruction of the Ottoman Empire, but a compromise is negotiated. The Ottoman Empire is reformed into the Republic of Ottoman Turkey, barely saving the sick man of Europe from his eventual fate.

    1936: Now - The world is gearing up for another major conflict. The defeated nations of World War One -France, Britain, and Russia- make ready for war. They make radical changes to industry and strengthen their armed forces. The rest of the world is impacted hard by an economic crash in America. Spain has erupted into a Civil War after the contested elections put the Republicans in power. The Nationalist movement splinters -largely with German help- into two factions, with the other being the Carlists who want to see the Bourbon monarchy restored. China is engulfed in conflict. The New Commonwealth prepares to invade France and Britain at the nearest opportunity. The world is poised for conflict, one more violent and devastating than the war that spawned it. This is the Second Great War. This is the Legacy of the Weltkrieg.
    die Regeln (Rules):
    1. If your turn does not make it in within 3 days of my asking, and you do not ask for more time or show any activity, your nation will go back on autopilot and be at the mercy of the Random Number God.
    2. No overpowered turns or event changes. Nobody wants to see "Germany invents atom bomb" on turn 3 or "Japanese level America with mechs".
    3. Diplomacy should be conducted outside of the thread, unless you want everyone else to see it. This can be done through FPs messaging service or through the Steam Group.

    die FAQ (FAQ):
    How is military handled? - Roll the dice, move your mice. I will literally role some dice IRL to determine the level of success or failure of an attack/defense, whether it be ranked 1 (absolute cock fondling) or 6 (literally Super Jesus). Then it is multiplied with your military capacity (the combined strength of your manpower, morale, leadership, technology, supplies, and equipment for your armed forces). The person with the better numbers wins, but how well the win (or how well the opponent loses) plays a role, as even if you lose a battle you can still inflict a lot of damage.
    How does this 'military capacity' thing work? Sounds like a load of bollocks. - Military capacity is your nation's total power to wage war. There are 6 factors in total that fit into two categories: on field and off field advantages. On field advantages are things that are modified in or resulting from battle. For example, a particularly fierce battle will reduce manpower, which lowers your overall score and gives you a worse chance at fighting back. Off field is determined by things like industry, trade deals, and research. This stuff is modified via diplomacy, actions in your turn, or by being bombed and raided to shit.
    Sounds really flawed. - It probably is, but if you expected a wholly realistic simulation here, well... don't take it the wrong way, but I will not put in that much effort for a damn RP.
    So anything else? What about diplomacy and industry? - Your nation gets a similar, although simpler, counter for industry. Your industrial capacity is all off-field and it is also influenced by research, trade deals, and then your own IC actions. It can be reduced by being bombed to shit or being the victim of a kawaii Mecha attack. Diplomacy is up to the player.

    die Format (Format... this is getting redundant):
    Turns go like dis posted:
    -=Flag=-
    Nation Name
    Leader
    Military Capacity - (Manpower, Morale, Leadership, Technology, Supplies, and Equipment)
    Industrial Capacity - Total
    Stability - How likely your country is too implode utterly
    Military actions - *Insert your atomic German space lizard invasion here*
    Industrial actions - *Men at work*
    Diplomatic actions - *fuk ur mum germ8 i smoke u*
    Internal affairs - *Kaiser Wilhelm reforms the DMV*
    Filler, fluff, and bullshit - *Emperor Hirohito holds bananas in mourning*
    To elaborate, most of this stuff will be pre-determined for you, but you can change it at a later date (only for plausible reasons). Military, Industrial Capacity, and Stability cannot be changed by the player directly; you must choose an action. For military, you can attack people and blow shit up (show me the province(s) you want to attack and I will make it so but be warned: trying to take too much at once will spread your manpower thin and is an easy way to lose badly). Industrial actions are things like research, factory and infrastructure programs, nationalizing industry; basically anything that you think will hold a positive outcome. You are limited three industrial actions per turn. Diplomacy can be conducted between player nations (done between two or more players) or with NPCs (me, basically). Internal affairs is anything that might change the stability of your nation. Everything you do will also be subject to the Random Numbers God, so you best get on your knees and pray that the new factory you build doesn't roll a 2 (built by enslaved orphans) or god forbid a one (explodes with a bunch of enslaved orphans inside), but if you are lucky he will make you even more successful (anything above 3 yields a slightly better result, while 3 is the neutral resolution). Fluff is fluff; it is just little anecdotes to make your turn not so droll.

    So there you have it. I know we are oversaturated with RPs but I spent way too fucking long on this (I had it ready to go and then I got banned back when SH was going through some shit, and I have still done little touch-ups here and there) and I believe you guys will enjoy it. A bit of alt history, a bit of fun, and a hella lot of work for me.

    Expect turns every week or so (I have a job and college so that may not always be consistent).

  2. Post #2
    Dennab
    July 2013
    1,996 Posts
    I think you forgot the Treaty of Brest Litovsk

  3. Post #3
    Dennab
    January 2010
    4,943 Posts
    I think you forgot the Treaty of Brest Litovsk
    I forgot to mention it but it because it played out exactly the same way as OTL. The Civil War also ended up basically the same way with a Soviet victory.
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  4. Post #4
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    November 2011
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    Why do the Ottomans have Greece?

  5. Post #5
    Dennab
    January 2010
    4,943 Posts
    Why do the Ottomans have Greece?
    Forgot to mention, Germany invaded it in the interim between the French and British surrender, as they sent men to help fight the Egyptians.

    The Ottomans still lost Arabia however.

    Also, I didn't add Belgium's division in the OP. Basically Germany split it in two to insure cooperation at a future date, as if one Belgian nation wouldn't concede to military access, the other probably will.

    Bulgaria also gained Southern Serbia at the end of the war.

    I added Romania as a playable country in the Neutral section, but fucking FP is refusing to let me edit the OP (keeps deleting everything when I click edit) so here it is:


  6. Post #6
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    November 2011
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    Forgot to mention, Germany invaded it in the interim between the French and British surrender, as they sent men to help fight the Egyptians.

    The Ottomans still lost Arabia however.

    Also, I didn't add Belgium's division in the OP. Basically Germany split it in two to insure cooperation at a future date, as if one Belgian nation wouldn't concede to military access, the other probably will.

    Bulgaria also gained Southern Serbia at the end of the war.

    I added Romania as a playable country in the Neutral section, but fucking FP is refusing to let me edit the OP (keeps deleting everything when I click edit) so here it is:

    The King of Greece was a close relative and a supporter of Germany though.

  7. Post #7
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    June 2011
    10,875 Posts
    it is heavily inspired by the famous mod Kaiserreich for Darkest Hour.
    blessings upon you, I really need to reinstall that
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  8. Post #8
    SPQR
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    August 2011
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    Is that an independent Pisa and Genoa I see

  9. Post #9
    Dennab
    January 2010
    4,943 Posts
    The King of Greece was a close relative and a supporter of Germany though.
    They joined the Allies in World War One, although I think it was after the current king died or there was a coup or something.

    I just know that by 1917 they joined the Entente.

    And being a relative doesn't mean shit. All royalty was related. George V was Wilhelm II's cousin, as was Nicholas II of Russia. In fact, Wilhelm and Nicholas were good friends, yet they still went to war when the time came.
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    SPQR
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    August 2011
    2,663 Posts
    I'll take Denmark

  11. Post #11
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    November 2011
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    They joined the Allies in World War One, although I think it was after the current king died or there was a coup or something.

    I just know that by 1917 they joined the Entente.

    And being a relative doesn't mean shit. All royalty was related. George V was Wilhelm II's cousin, as was Nicholas II of Russia. In fact, Wilhelm and Nicholas were good friends, yet they still went to war when the time came.
    Constantine abdicated after a coup for his pro-Entente son, but why would Germany have then be annexed, wouldn't they put Constantine back on the throne?

  12. Post #12
    Dennab
    January 2010
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    Constantine abdicated after a coup for his pro-Entente son, but why would Germany have then be annexed, wouldn't they put Constantine back on the throne?
    To help the Ottomans. The Ottoman Empire would have gained nothing in the peace since Libya was independent after the Treaty of Brescia, so to reward them with something Germany handed Greece over to the Ottomans. After all, why put Constantine on the throne if he could easily be overthrown by the largely pro-Entente populace again anyways?

    If you want to be Greece that is no problem. You can choose to rebel as well.