#1 By: Rob Beschizza, October 7th, 2013 14:48
#2 By: Ian McLoud, October 7th, 2013 14:58
#3 By: Duncan, October 7th, 2013 15:05
#4 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, October 7th, 2013 15:09
That was the best game of Europa Universalis IV ever.
#5 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, October 7th, 2013 15:13
To be fair, there's not that much in Switzerland worth the headache of sending troops through the Alps, and it'd be a hell of a place to try to hold onto in the face of local insurrection.
#6 By: Jonny Goldstein, October 7th, 2013 15:40
Observation: Finland=badasses. Soviets tried to take over and had minimal success. Germany didn't even try.
#7 By: Tom White, October 7th, 2013 15:51
Let's not miss the real story here: the whole video was made with MS Paint and Windows Live Movie Maker.
#8 By: Antti Ahola, October 7th, 2013 15:59
Germany didn't try because they were sort of allies.
#9 By: Jonny Goldstein, October 7th, 2013 16:07
Makes sense. Soviets were a potential (then real) threat to both. Very creepy watching the Axis advance as I thought about the people they were scooping up to send to camps.
#10 By: bucaneer, October 7th, 2013 16:31
It's called Hearts of Iron.
#11 By: petzl, October 7th, 2013 16:55
Only quibble would be: kind of weird to give such attention to Ethiopia in upper right hand corner. It's distracting/confusing. If anything, you'd put the Pacific theatre there (a lot more work though, of course).
#12 By: Work, Watch, Buy, Repeat, October 7th, 2013 17:10
Speeches and symphonic music in the background? The original soundtrack of crunching bones and agonized screams was far more relevant.
#13 By: Uber Alice, October 7th, 2013 18:37
Interestingly enough, 7 minutes was about the actual running time for the Cold War era planners of WWIII.
#14 By: unshaved2013, October 7th, 2013 18:40
Now I know what happened.
#15 By: Soothesay, October 7th, 2013 18:48
#16 By: Preston, October 7th, 2013 19:28
I always wondered why Hitler decided to repeat Napoleon's mistake of getting stuck deep in Russia during the winter. Did he just assume Napoleon was a silly Frenchman?
#17 By: SedanChair, October 7th, 2013 19:35
"Made by Emperor TigerStar using MSPaint and Windows Moviemaker. You now have precisely bupkis for excuses."
#18 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, October 7th, 2013 19:56
Does that one suffer from Big Blue Blob syndrome as well? Those darn Frenchies...
#19 By: Engineer, October 7th, 2013 21:15
The same person made another video for the Pacific Theater of combat. If you're ever in New Orleans, the WWII museum there has a really interesting wall sized display using back lighting and LEDs to show the shifting lines of control in the Pacific during the war.
#20 By: daneel, October 7th, 2013 21:33
If anyone is interested in the Pacific War, I highly recommend the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, TX (birthplace of Admiral Nimitz).
Fabulous museum. Nice little town, too.
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