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The day we feared most has arrived - the Nordic Hammer swoops in on us like vultures on a freshly-killed carcass. You must defend your Fatherland!

 

Österreich

 

The Hungary-Slovakian soldiers walking across the border to the heartland of Alvonia itself would be well-met not only by the minefields, which had not been moved by Heer Pioniers, but also to a "welcoming" barrage of sniper fire and machine gun fire from die-hard Heer remnants that had spent years preparing for such an event. As far as the land itself was concerned, this might be all the Hungarians faced if they kept to the countryside - the cities might be a different story.

 

In the southern Austrian mountains, Yugoslavian troops would find themselves engaged by the 6. Gebrigsjäger Division, who had also been training for this very day. Resistance probably wouldn't go as well here, but Gebrigsjäger marksmen and Fernspähers would make life difficult for advancing Yugoslavian forces, having to bear sniper fire and harassing hit-and-run attacks from the Fernspäher, who quickly tried to ring up artillery support if it was at all available.

 

Poland

 

The city of Szczecin quickly became a thorn in the side of any advancing Nordisk Rike forces, housing the entirety of the 4. Infanterie-Division (Pol), which offered hot lead in the form of MG3, M3M, and sniper rifle fire from just about any advance route. Like the Hungarians, Rike forces would also find minefields before them, which had never been removed following the collapse. A couple of lone Leopard 2A6 and Kanonenjagdpanzer vehicles could probably be seen lurking about the city, but their use was relegated to supporting shelling on advancing Rike troops. Few held the Rike in contempt more than the Polish troops, and their tenacity would show here.

 

Südtirol/Trentino

 

In complete contrast to other Wehrmacht units, the 14. Infanterie-Division (Ita) would surrender itself to the advancing Yugoslavian forces, opting instead to work with the incoming force than fight it like the Marinestoßtruppdivision and Marine-Panzer Battalion had decided to do. The Marines and their armor had holed themselves up in Venice, caught in trying to work out a way to get into it without shooting the French, as hard as that was for some of the Marines to resist doing. Scout snipers were likely to harass the Yugoslavians here in trying to move forward, although the was the option of just avoiding the entire damn city and letting the French handle it.

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Internal

 

"$%&@ it, we're going in there. Time to finish what the East Bloc started."

 

The Ninth, Sixth, Fifteenth, and Thirteenth Divisions would be mobilized under the command of General Anatol Labiedzka, an officer who had commanded Belorussian forces in their last war against Alvonia, and well and in the conflict against the White Army. They would be ordered to deploy to Hungary and put down the Fourth Reich wannabes once and for all. Air support would be provided by the Ninth, Sixth, and Fifteenth air divisions. Of course, it would take some time for them to get to the Podlaskie region, let alone to Hungary.

 

Meanwhile, the Fourteenth division, along with 30,000 reservists, would be ordered to deploy to the Masovian region, near the former Alvonian-Hungarian joint protectorate.

 

The country would be taken into DEFCON 3, and the Polish Militsiya would be put on a heightened alert.

 

In space, Belorussian recon satellites would begin hunting for Alvonian long range SAM and radar sites, and well as major military and air bases. The former joint protectorate would also be searched for Alvonian forces by sattelites, and a message would be sent to Hungary requesting  any intelligence they might have had on the Alvonian forces stationed there.

 

At sea, four Kirov class cruisers and 12 Kolkota class destroyers would set sail. They would position themselves about 100 miles north of the Polish coast, and await further instructions. They would be fully prepared for battle, and their crews would be at high alert.

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Operation Vasa

 

Forward troops would quickly fall back the first sign of enemy resistance in strength. The plans changed and both Battle Groups would be halted shortly within the Polish border. Minor causalities had been sustained from the surprise hit as well as units running into the mine fields. Troops would be kept outside of view from the garrison of the city, and commands were not given to seize the city by weight of numbers. Orders would fall in from Stockholm ordering all forward troops that had deployed outside of Nordisk controlled territory to dig in. Armored Recon units would begin to move Trzebiez to see if there were any Polish troops deployed in the Northern section above the city. The Entire Satellite Network of the Rike would go online to provide constant communication for the troops that had been engaged in combat. Target orders had been given to artillery and the entirety of each Battle Groups would be deployed in teams well within the border of Nordisk controlled territory of Mecklenburg-Vorpmmern. Individual orders would be given to each team for latitudinal and longitudinal strike zones, and the work would begin to sight the guns onto these locations.

 

Until the situation was more clear, small groups of twenty Gripen aircraft would be allowed in the air, and would be under strict orders to fly high altitude missions with only the purpose of providing intelligence of large enemy locations, and having the ability to quickly withdraw from the area should clear and present danger present itself in the form of enemy aircraft which the Rike was unsure if they still had any, or from the threat of anti-aircraft guns that would be in a similar situation if they still had any and where they were. They would be under strict order to preserve their aircraft at this time.

 

The Nordisk Navy would continue to maintain its blockade from allowing any ship to enter or leave Poland and would strictly enforce this with the Alsvin Corvette's that constantly patrolled the area 15km from the coastline.

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*The troops near the minefields would be pulled back, and artillery along with multiple rocket launchers would be moved up to begin to clear out some of the hidden Alvonian soldiers as well as some of the mines.  The multiple rocket launchers would be loaded with cluster warheads.  The artillery would be moved around from time to time to help avoid any battery fire.

 

A general public broadcast would also be done, giving the populace of Vienna 96 hours to leave Vienna safely.*

 

Casualties: 100 soldiers

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Private Diplomatic Note from Nordisk Rike

(OOC: To Polish Resistance Forces)

 

To whom it May Concern within the Polish Resistance,

 

We in the Rike had attempted to move into a territory that we had deemed that there was no military presence, with the intention of protecting the area, as well as funding money into the coastal provinces, as well as those that were currently being held as protectorates by other nations to revitalize Polish Culture as its own national group. We are curious as to what you wanted, we are offering a hand of diplomacy to address this situation.

 

-Nordisk Rike Diplomatic Corp

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Private - Nordisk Rike - Alvonian-Pole Heer Resistance

 

To the Nordisk Rike Diplomatic Corp,

 

We have neither asked for nor accept your protection. Your invasion and occupation of Alvonian Poland is illegal, and will be resisted with the full strength of the Wehrmacht. Our culture as Polish is already respected under Alvonian law, and we do not need your interference in Alvonian lands. If you want this situation "addressed", as you refer to it, you will have the Nordic Hammer allied nations head back to their national borders, cease their invasion of Alvonia, and demobilize their military, as well as pay for any and all damage inflicted on the Alvonian people and property.

 

Signed,

Generalmajor Żaklina Pia Zdunowski, 15. Infanterie-Division (Pol)

 

Reasonably public

 

Austria

 

Snipers and marksmen moved unseen from their positions, while machine gunners shifted positions to avoid what they knew would be eventual counter-fire. A few slower crews would be lost, of course, and a call was made to start a general withdraw of front-line infantry back to Vienna, while machine gunners and snipers did their best to hold and delay the Hungary-Slovakian advance.

 

Poland

 

Searches for air bases and radar stations would be returned with mostly-burning or exploding buildings, especially in the former joint protectorate. The Luftwaffe had opted to bomb their own bases and return to Alvonian Poland over letting someone else, like Belarus or Hungary-Slovakia for example, take them over. Attempts to find anti-air stations also looked the same, most had been either destroyed or sabotaged beyond use by their former crews, who had then blended into the sea of the general population.

 

Nordisk Rike attempts at armored recon would be met by fire from SPIKE anti-tank missiles, if they got within range of course. If not, fire was withheld and orders were given to stay away from windows, although snipers kept watch with their high-powered scopes and reported back on any movements they saw. Vehicles like the Leopard 2A6 and Kanonenjagdpanzer were kept in reserve, hidden in factories and warehouses where they would be safe from the prying eyes of Rike satellite intelligence. It honestly seemed as if the entire city was mostly abandoned, had it not been for the fire the 15. Infanterie-Division had put out earlier. In reality, however, the 20,000 soldiers of the 15. Infanterie-Division (Pol) had spread themselves out in the city, and made extensive use of their knowledge of the city's back roads, sewer system, and other such shortcuts and paths to avoid detection by aerial or armored recon.

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Österreich

Forward troops would quickly fall back at the first sign of enemy resistance in strength, retreating far enough that enemy snipers and the hit and run teams would be ineffective and distant from their apparent area of operations. As usual from such a surprise attack, casualties were sustained but thankfully minor in the grand scheme of things.

The plans had changed to some extent and the three divisions would be bolstered with air support to aid the Kingdom's efforts. Helicopters, drones and airplanes were lent to the overall operation that the Kingdom was leading. The drones would be the first ones to re-enter the Alvonian territory, scouting and doing overall recon of forward areas that the Kingdom's forces could establish before pressing forward to meet against the Alvonian soldiers.

Once the recon was finished, the forces would move forward with one specific APC mounted with speakers, repeating a message in Austrian of wanting to speak with the Alvonian soldiers peacefully to discuss what had occurred to their former ally. It was a shot in the dark at a peaceful end to this confrontation and highly unlikely to work to begin with but it wasn't like it was the only plan the Kingdom had, it was a simple gesture of courtesy.

 

If the Alvonian soldiers fired back after hearing the message of peace and diplomacy, the plan that the Kingdom had as a back-up would go into effect, the soldiers preparing themselves for the worst while they hoped for the best. The Air support that the three divisions had been lent for the overall operation would be prepared for take-off at the single mention of attack on their charges, all hinging on the Alvonian soldiers' next action.

Südtirol/Trentino

The seeming surrender of the entire of the Infantry Division to the Yugoslav forces was an unexpected yet happy surprise, the forces stopping in a nearby border town to have a very open and frank discussion with their former allies on what just happened with their former country to collapse in such a sudden manner.

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Austria

 

In the southern Austrian mountains, there was some debate on what exactly to do. Some argued, mostly young enlisted men, that they should disregard the Yugoslavian loudspeakers and keep fighting regardless, while the older men and officers argued and convinced the others that at least some attempt should be made. Calls were made to other elements and units in the mountains to hold fire and positions, but to keep watch on the Yugoslavians and make sure this wasn't a trick. Schwarze Korps Hauptmann Niklaus Kaufer was selected to be the go-between for the Yugoslavian soldiers and the Heer, mostly for his ability to speak Serbian, and he along with a squad of the Gebrigsjägers, stepped down the mountain to the APC, where Hauptmann Kaufer held his arms up, weapon slung, and said in fluent Serbian, "I am Hauptmann Niklaus Kaufer of the Schwarze Korps, these men here," he motioned towards the squad of Gebrigsjägers, "are part of the 6. Gebrigsjäger-Division. Where is your commanding officer?"

 

Südtirol/Trentino

 

The Italians accepted the offer to come to the border town, and began to talk to the Yugoslavians, although they had to admit they didn't really know what exactly had happened - their links to Oberkommando der Wehrmacht in Vienna had mysteriously cut off about a week prior, and they had no way to contact the Marines and their armored regiment, or knowledge of where they even went. Most of the officers explained they hadn't joined the Heer out of national pride or willingness to serve Alvonia, but to get a paycheck and stick around in what most other Heer soldiers considered a cushy deployment in the Italian state.

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Belorussian forces that had been dispatched to Hungary would arrive in the Burgenland. There, they would take up positions and join the battle. Grad multiple rocket launchers would be unleashed on the remains of the Alvonian minefields. The rockets, like the ones fired from the Hungarian forces, would be carrying cluster munitions. BM-30 Smerch launchers would be used to strike at Vienna. Any civilians that had ignored the Hungarian warning to abandon the city honestly deserved to get killed. Natural selection and all of that. The Smerch launchers would also be carrying cluster munitions, and would also work to attack nearby ammunition storage facilities and military bases, which were being searched for by satellites.

 

Once it became evident that the Alvonians had withdrawn from the minefields, troops backed by armored bulldozers would be sent forward to clear the minefields.

 

In the air above Alvonia, Belorussian fighters would begin to cautiously probe the Alvonian airspace, to see if there were any surviving Alvonian air defenses or combat jets that responded. These aircraft would also help run reconnaissance, by searching for the retreating Alvonian forces. Any retreating forces that were located would soon find themselves under fire from Belorussian artillery.

 

At the former joint protectorate, 10 Su-25 aircraft armed with laser guided bombs and Kh-25 missiles would attack Alvonian bases and positions in the Warmian-Masurian region, the locations of which had been discovered through the intelligence shared by Hungary. 5 Su-27s would also be put in the air over the region. These would be armed with AS-17 anti-radiation missiles, which they would use to attack the radars of any medium or short range SAMs that the Alvonians attempted to use. 30 MiG-29s would also patrol the area, to keep any Alvonian aircraft away.

 

On the ground, the Belorussian forces that had been deployed to the border between the Belorussian Polish protectorate and the joint protectorate would cross into the Dzialdowo and Nidzica counties, with the goal of clearing out any remaining Alvonian troops in the region. About 20,000 Polish Militsiya troops would be deployed near the Kuyavian Pomeranian region, in order to ward off any Alvonian incursions from there. Similarly, security would be heightened along other areas near the joint-protectorate.

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Poručnik Junilac was a steadfast Serb and some would say being somewhat of a gentle giant, baritone voice clearly fit for his build as he stared at the Alvonian soldiers, his own weapon slung as he thought on the possible ramifications should the meeting go without a hitch. Next to him stood Desetar Bjedov, a lithe and petite woman as she smiled politely at the soldiers standing opposite of the duo, brushing away a strand of blonde hair.

Bjedov was quite exhilirated and happy that the Alvonian soldiers had taken the chance to end this peacefully instead of it being a bloody affair, that most likely would have made former Alvonia be a more bitter topic within the Kingdom.

So with that in mind, she stepped forward with her weapon slung behind her back and arms outstretched, "I am Desetar Sanja Bjedov of the 12th Brigade. The men behind us are part of the 501st-Peadija," she introduced herself to Hauptmann Kaufer before motioning to the Serb giant next to her, "This is Poručnik Junilac, a comrade of mine."

"That I am," Junilac rumbled before tilting his head to the side, gazing behind them before seemingly nodding to himself, "Our commanding officer should be here shortly," he revealed to the group as he returned his gaze back to the Alvonians.

Südtirol/Trentino

Much speculation and rumors abounded once the Italians had revealed their information, or rather the lack of such information given the Alvonian's state seemingly complete collapse. The revelation only seemed to stoke the fires of speculation, something that was stamped out by the commanding officers before they reported the new information to High Command. The Italians were given the choice of continuing their current line of work but under the purview of the Kingdom's military structure, along with inquiring as to who exactly was the representative from Alvonia who managed to recruit them and his or her possible location.

The Kingdom needed answers, and answers it would get. Edited by Rudolph
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Austria

 

Belarusian troops would find it difficult to destroy the minefields by rocket fire - the mines themselves were very small and resistant to shock detonation, which would frustrate those attempts at demining. Being spread out also made it difficult to pinpoint where exactly the mines lay, making steps into the minefields very dangerous indeed. Bulldozers and other personnel exposing themselves to get rid of the mines would find themselves shot at by Heer snipers and anti-tank missiles, which could easily reach the minefields and definitely did not take kindly to the invasion of Alvonia. Attempts to destroy military bases and supply dumps would prove fruitless - most had been either hidden years ago or destroyed by the Wehrmacht.

 

Artillery firing on Vienna would also be deflected by ARTHUR systems that had been in place many years ago to combat such an expected attack. Few, if any at all, rounds made their way through to fall on Vienna, damaging a few apartment blocks and killing 4 civilians, wounding several others.

 

In the air, Belarusian planes would find themselves engaged by Flugabwehrraketen-300 and 400 systems, which unleashed an enormous amount of projectiles that Belarusian fighters couldn't hope to avoid or distract with flares. Each 300 system sent 48 missiles up, while each 400 system sent up 160 missiles, which engaged either 24 (300) or 80 (400) targets. Any counter-fire could hit these systems, of course, but it could also potentially hit a dummy unit, wasting time and ammunition. Combined, actual units and dummy units made Alvonian Poland, Austria, and the Czech States much more dangerous than most sane air pilots would feel comfortable in.

 

Belarusian units in the former joint-protectorate would simply be wasting fuel and time - all Wehrmacht units had evacuated and destroyed their bases a long time ago.

 

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Hauptmann Kaufer nodded as each person introduced themselves, and perked up some when Junilac mentioned the CO would be coming shortly. "Well met, then, Desetar Bjedov and Poručnik Junilac," he said, saluting both shortly. "If only we could meet under happier times." Kaufer turned back to the Gebrigsjägers and told them to relax - he doubted the Yugoslavians had ill intent here. "You'll have to forgive their uneasiness," Kaufer explained, "When they heard that we were ordered out of Koper, they immediately began training to resist a Yugoslavian invasion if the Marines held."

 

Sudtirol/Trentino

 

The Italian answer on continued service was varied . Some opted to join up for Yugoslavia, some not, and still others decided to retire and go into private work as mercenaries - a former Heer soldier, no matter his nationality, was reportedly sought-after in the civil wars around the world. Even more variation came when asked about recruitment. Many mentioned a large Wehrmacht recruiting office in the regional capital of Trento, and others named various small cities and villages where the Wehrmacht had come around to take a census on military-age men and women, and offer up the chance to enlist. Few really remembered the name of the officer who had recruited them.

 

Baden-Wurttemburg/Bayern

 

Once news came that the Northlands had moved into Alvonian Germany, resistance would be immediate. The 2. Gepanzerte Kavallerie-Division and 12. Infanterie-Division immediately moved to engage the Northlands where they could find them in Bayern, and called up support from the Luftwaffe, although few really knew if they were still around or not. Regardless of that, the Northlands would not be able to get into Alvonian Germany for free.

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*30,000 additional troops and four tanks would be called into Burgenland to supplement the 20,000 soldiers already there.

The troops would be held back in reserve for now, while the troops already engaged and the tanks would continue blasting away at the defenders in and near the minefields.

Cruise missiles would be fired at the ARTHUR system to at least take it offline, if not destroy it.

After that, the artillery would turn towards Vienna and begin firing upon and into it.

SCUD missiles would also the be launched at Vienna as well.*

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Österreich

"Understandable," Junilac rumbled out as his comrade nodded, "It saddened all in the military that relations soured the way they did but our Kralj hasn't lead us astray during his entire reign so far," she chimed with as a hand found itself on her left shoulder, the rough face of General-Major Broz appearing from behind her.

"At ease," he told the spooked Desetar who simply nodded, taking a second to calm her heart as the descendant of the famed Tito gazed at the Alvonians. His face was stoic, taking in the delicious irony of the situation he was in.

Whoever had told him several days ago that he would be meeting with the Alvonians peacefully instead of taking revenge for their lack of support to the Kingdom when they needed it, and he would have told that person to be crazy along with a whole slew of insults.

Needless to say, he cursed at whatever deity that were in the heavens from taking the righteous vengeance away from his hands.

"Well met, I am General-Major Leon Broz, commander of the three divisions currently behind me," he said at last as he saluted to the Alvonian soldiers and introducing himself to the Hauptmann, "Now, I do believe that there are certain matters to discuss," he added as he stared pointingly at the Hauptmann, "First off, let's get the elephant off the table. Just what in the seven blazes happened to Alvonia?"

Südtirol/Trentino

Before making any concrete plans, the commanding officers asked one final question to the Italians. Was that Wehrmacht recruiting officer still be in Trento? If the answer was in the positive, the forces would march with one specific APC mounted with speakers, repeating a message in Austrian of wanting to speak with the Alvonian soldiers peacefully to hopefully manage to discuss matters further with the Wehrmacht recruiting officer.

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At the minefields, Belorussian forces attempting to demine the area would simply move back. T-90 tanks would roll up to near the minefields, and open fire on the Alvonian troops hiding there. These tanks did have both active and passive protection systems, which would reduce the effectiveness of enemy fire. Belorussian Grad launchers would also continue to fire on the minefields. If they couldn't clear out the mines, they would certainly be able to clear out at least some of the snipers.

 

With a growing lack of targets, all 15 Belorussian BM-30 Smerch launchers would concentrate their fire on Vienna. With each launcher able to carry 12 rockets, Belorussian forces would fire in volleys of 180 rockets at a time, in the hopes of overwhelming the Alvonian defenses.

 

In the air, both of the Belorussian MiG-29s that had been sent to probe enemy airspace would be shot down. 10 Tu-160s would take off, and would fire 60 KH-55 missiles at the Alvonian ARTHUR stations.

 

In the former joint protectorate, Belorussian forces would continue to search for any remaining Alvonians. If they found nothing, they would return home.

 

Belorussian Casualties(OOC: So that I can keep track)

 

5 Armored Bulldozers

2 MiG-29s

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Operation Sigismund

 

A simple letter would be sent from the Nordisk Rike Military forces deployed across the territory.

 

"Vasa"

 

This would be proceeded by silence from the Nordisk Rike Military, and it would look like they were slowly pulling out, so that any forward recon teams for the Polish Resistance forces would be under the impression that the Nordisk Rike Military would be withdrawing from the territory. The mass retreat of troops would simply be a cover as forward spotting teams linked up with snipers would be placed in positions where they would be able to observe the Polish from safe positions while maintaining complete cover by using ghillie suits. While this was going on Patrols of Alsvin Corvettes using their stealth capabilities would begin to tighten their blockade of the Polish Ports, while maintaining safe distance from the shores of Poland.

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Alvonian Poland

 

The apparent withdrawal of Rike troops was met with cautious optimism to those in Szczecin, who continued to watch and monitor the Rike troops as they retreated. Fernspähers were dispatched to keep a watch on the border, along with Pioniers who replanted some of the mines that had been either cleared or detonated in the short engagements. Heer snipers in place with the 15. Infanterie-Division (Pol)'s companies kept watch and scanned the horizon, looking for anything that looked out of place. Sadly for the Rike snipers, some of their Alvonian counterparts were able to pick them out almost immediately due to the ghillie suit's inability to totally blend in with the environment, and in-the-field modifications like adding local branches and grass would have to be done quickly and discreetly due to the wilting of these materials. Overall, no shots would be fired unless the Rike opened up first - the 15. Infanterie had gotten what it wanted, mostly, but it still stayed on alert and continued to hide itself in the complex urban environment and build traps for anyone who tried to move in. Not much really changed from the first few minutes of the Rike's entrance into Alvonia.

 

Austria

 

Hungarian SCUD missiles would find themselves engaged and defeated by Alvonian Flugabwehrraketen-300/400 systems, designed specifically to counter ballistic missiles like the SCUD and its variants. Further attacks onto the ARTHUR systems saw some success, having been either disabled by the incoming fire or moved to avoid this sort of situation occurring. The Hungarian tanks that fired found themselves shooting at nothing - having done their job of delaying and disrupting the enemy, the snipers and marksmen had vacated their positions and relocated to new ones, of which the Hungary-Slovakians and Belarusians would be unable to find unless they had a map of the layout or were shot at from them. Now out of range, however, the snipers simply stayed in their new positions and fed intelligence back to what remained of Oberkommando der Wehrmacht in Vienna.

 

In the air, Flugabwehrraketen-300/400 systems engaged the Tu-160 planes, able to reach across the border, launching what was left of their missiles. Reloading would now have to occur, leaving Vienna slightly open, though not totally defenseless. Simultaneously, Panavia Tornado ECR planes took off from Graz and engaged Hungary-Slovakian anti-air measures operating in and around Vienna, as well as slightly behind the Hungary-Slovakian lines, which was followed by ten A-10A Thunderbolt planes operating on anti-armor missions swept down, delivering 30mm minigun fire onto the lead tanks of the Hungary-Slovakian and Belarusian columns, and then swinging back around and dropping AGM-65 Maverick missiles and JDAM bombs directly onto the tops of the tanks, where the armor was weakest. Even with active defenses, it was nearly impossible for the enemy tanks to withstand that sort of punishment, and once their mission was done, the A-10s and ECRs returned to their respective airbases to refuel and rearm in case the assault continued.

 

Belarusian rocket artillery, due to its nature, would be very much hit-or-miss. Likewise with Hungarian assaults, the Belarusian artillerymen were wasting time and ammunition, though to their credit they were unable to know that the Heer had withdrawn from the area. The artillery from both nations aimed at Vienna, however, was a different story. The rockets were still inaccurate, which caused damage to several blocks on the eastern side of Vienna, inflicting civilian casualties in the hundreds, while tube artillery devastated the main road leading to Vienna, costing the Heer three machine gun crews and one ATGM team, along with about 80 civilians either dead or wounded.

 

If Belarus and Hungary-Slovakia had wanted to take Vienna intact, that would now be a pipe dream. The people and military had now decided if Belarus and Hungary-Slovakia wanted Vienna, they could have its ashes.

 

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"What happened?" Kaufer chuckled as he lit a cigarette, "The very wrath of God himself, it seems. Somebody set off bombs outside the Reichstag and Schönbrunn Palace. We, the Schwarze Korps I mean, are still trying to figure out who did that, leading suspects are...well, just about everyone who's walking all over our country right now. In Germany, some of The Voice's remnants rose up, last I heard the Heer was fighting them there. The Bolshevik Wenceslaus still has some supporters too, and they're in combat with the Heer in the Czech states. The latest I heard before OKW went silent was Austria and Poland were the only stable holdouts. Nobody can get a hold of Vienna anymore, and thinking of contacting anyone outside of Austria is impossible, too much electronic warfare going on elsewhere."

 

Kaufer sighed heavily. "As if that weren't bad enough, I still don't have a damn clue what happened to Director Wilding. My only orders from OKW were to hold fast and make contact with Director Wilding's bodyguard, but nobody knows who was on rotation this week. Any records of that lie in Vienna. That about answer your question?"

 

South Tirol/Trentino

 

The final question was met with many a shrug. Trento was assumed to be either perfectly fine, or burning. Some suggested the Yugoslavians try to track down the Marines - they'd probably have more answers than the Italian division did.

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(OOC: This post is just the first initial response and is still a work-in-progress, as I will continue to work on it over the next few days..)
 
*Mobile SAMs already located in Burgenland, as well as long-range SAMs, would begin firing at any Alvonian aircraft as soon as the jets came into their range.More mobile SAMs would also be ordered to mobilize and head closer to the Burgenland border as well.
 
Meanwhile, jets at the nearest airbase would be scrambled to intercept any Alvonia aircraft that made it past the mobile SAMs.
 
Cruise and tactical missiles would continue to be launched at the ARTHUR system as well.
 
With the nearest minefields having been at least partially cleared already, and very little if any enemy fire being returned from nearby them, military engineers would begin using mine-clearing vehichles to clear the rest of the mines in the immediate area.  More tanks would also be mobilized and begin arriving at the area.  The now growing number of tanks, along with the 20,000 soldiers, would be ordered to provide cover fire for the military engineers and to suppress any remaining Alvonian soldiers and snipers left in the area.
 
While all of this was going on, SCUD missiles would also continue to be launched at Vienna as well.

 

Most of the Alvonian aircraft was kept at bay by intercepting Hungarian jets and anti-air defenses; however, the Alvonian aircraft did manage to sting some of Hungary-Slovakia's forces before they were chased off.*

 

Casualties

 

8 tanks

 

200 soldiers

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Belarus was plenty fine with taking Vienna's ashes. With a lack of any returning fire from the Alvonian snipers in the minefields, Belorussian Grad MRLs would now be unleashed upon the Alvonian capital. Instead of facing a few dozen Smerch rockets, Alvonian defenses would have to deal with hundreds of projectiles, all carrying cluster munitions. Belorussian Smerch launchers would cease their fire on the city, and would turn their attention to any remaining Alvonian ARTHUR sites that were in range. Belorussian armored bulldozers would once again roll forward to clear out the Alvonian mines. Belorussian tanks would remain on the lookout for any Alvonian forces that attempted to open fire.

 

In the air, the Alvonian jets attempting to attack the Hungarian and Belorussian forces would be engaged by medium range Buk missiles and short range Tunguska missiles. There were a total of 9 Buk launchers, organized into three batteries, and 24 Tunguska launchers, organized to 4 batteries. Due to the Kh-55s long range, the Belorussian Tu-160s had been able to stay well away from Alvonian SAMs, and the enemy missiles would be unable to reach the Belorussian aircraft.

 

Belorussian Casualties(For the entire war)

 

5 Armored Bulldozers

2 MiG-29s

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*Dons the Imperial GM Cloak of Arbitration and JUSTICE*

 

(OOC: Euphy, you're being mauled by like, eight different kinds of hell right now. If you could at least hint at the fact that many of your tanks should be rubble and a great deal of your men should have the consistency of ground beef, it would do wonders for Markus' feelings.)

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Österreich
 
"Well, I and mine seem to have a date with the Wrath of God then," replied the General-Major, "I'll push down my own personal perspective on Alvonia given that our Kralj seems hellbent to figuring out what exactly happened to the Kingdom's former ally, regardless of what happened a few months back," he added before rubbing the bridge of his nose. He turned and barked in Serbian and several Serbo-Croatian dialects and languages, "Let's not keep the so called 'Wrath of God' waiting then, Hauptmann Kaufer, shall we?" he said before grinning savagely as the men and women behind them started to get ready to march onwards once more, this time to support and help the Alvonians.
 
Südtirol/Trentino
 
Given the answer or rather the lack thereof, the forces would march onward till they were several miles away from the town of Trento which seemed peaceful enough so far from the distance but even looks could be deceiving. In their envoy was one specific APC mounted with speakers, repeating a message in Austrian and Italian of wanting to speak with the Alvonian soldiers peacefully to hopefully manage to discuss matters further with the Wehrmacht.

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Austria

 

Hungary-Slovakian and Belarusian mobile SAMs would find limited success - most had been either engaged by the anti-radiation missiles on the Panavia Tornado planes or were evaded by flares dumped from A-10A Thunderbolt planes, or were out of range of the flyboys, who had a very strict hit-and-run mission. Regardless, though, at least one Tornado was downed and the wing was clipped off of two different A-10A planes, though both of the A-10As were able to make it back to their airbases without further issues.

 

Belarusian and Hungary-Slovakian attacks on the ARTHUR stations likewise saw limited success, hitting either long-moved or destroyed outposts. Once again, the forces arrayed against the Wehrmacht were doing nothing but wasting time and ammunition on relatively worthless targets. If the easterners wanted to kill Alvonian radar defenses, they had to find them again.

 

The SCUD missiles saw the same fate as the previous barrage - no effect due to the tracking and shooting down incoming from the FlaRR-300/400 systems. If Hungary-Slovakia really wanted to send SCUDs down on Vienna, it would have to kill the systems that could track ballistic targets, or just keep throwing missiles at it. Either method would probably work.

 

The Hungary-Slovakian and Belarusian forces now had only one thing standing in their way - the 1. Gepanzerte Kavallerie-Division, 5. Panzer-Division, 27,880 members of the Schwarze Korps, 3. Infanterie-Division, and the 10. Infanterie-Division, all fully prepared to fight for every block of Vienna, in all, a complement of 87,880 soldiers, 150 Leopard 2A6 tanks, 55 Kanonenjagdpanzer cavalry tanks, and what probably felt like an ungodly amount of support vehicles in the form of mobile AAA, anti-tank missile launchers, and artillery.

 

Of course, this now presented a new problem for Hungary-Slovakian and Belarusian troops - dull thumps and roars could be heard in the distance coming from Vienna. The combined fire of 178 Raketenartillerie Tod, Panzerhaubitze 2000, and DANA mobile artillery vehicles rained down on the incoming Hungary-Slovakian and Belarusian troops, all precalculated and predetermined fire missions that didn't need the forward eyes the snipers provided - they had done their job just by confirming the invaders were coming along the routes the Heer's artillery branch had predicted. Regular 155 mm and 300 mm anti-tank cluster munitions rained down on the tanks and infantry moving through the minefields, which was sure to at the very minimum, make life very unpleasant for anyone inside that area.

 

In addition to this massive bombardment, the Wehrmacht electronic warfare stations still operational in Vienna and elsewhere in Austria set themselves to jamming Hungary-Slovakian and Belarusian communications. Subtle jamming would be used at first, leaving tanks and infantry unable to talk to each other, and then massive jamming operations began to prevent the easy use of tracking and targeting systems.

 

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Kaufer nodded as he took a long drag of his cigarette. He was about to respond when a runner came to him, pausing slightly upon seeing the Yugoslavian officer, but saluted both and delivered his message to Kaufer in Czech. Kaufer listened very intently, his face turning grim. Once the runner was done speaking, he thanked the soldier and snuffed out his cigarette. "Good news," he said to the General-Major, "is that if you need it, we have some spare helicopters you can use to get to Vienna faster. Bad news is, reports are coming in the Hungarians and Belarusians are hammering the place into %*$&. My men and the Gebrigsjägers, I don't know if we can hold off whatever's coming to Vienna." Kaufer called for a Korps member nearby, who emerged from the brush with a ghillie suit, hidden from the exchanges. "This is Leutnant Petrovski, he speaks Polish and Serbian, and if you so wish he'll accompany your forces and assist you in contacting Wehrmacht units to get whatever is necessary. Myself and the Gebrigsjägers will be going back to Vienna soon - use the Leutnant if you need to get in contact with me again." With that, Kaufer saluted once more, while he and the Gebrigsjägers took off in a jog to get back and begin organizing to pull back to Vienna.

 

South Tirol/Trentino

 

Yugoslavian forces would be met by the relatively shattered 16. Infanterie-Division, and its leaders (through a series of annoyed lower officers and NCOs) requested a meeting with Yugoslavian forces in the town hall, where the majority of the staff element of the division had holed up.

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