This is a stable version of the mod any errors you see please report to me so I can fix them.
This is the official successor to the Gotterdammerung 1944 mod anyone else claiming to be or uploading my former/older version of this mod (Gotterdammerung 1944) is doing so without my consent.
Endsieg is German for "Ultimate Victory", this term was commonly used in WWI and WWII propaganda and was one of the most widely used terms in propaganda by the Third Reich. Joseph Goebbels would still come to use this term as late as 1945 ensuring German's that they were facing a "final victory".
This mod is the successor to my previous mod Goetterdaemmerung, however much different than some might remember it. The scenarios of 1918 and 1943 have been added to the 1944 Goetterdaemmerung and the Battle of the Bulge scenario undergoing some fixes which should join the above three scenarios. However, whilst these are just scenarios, I would like to greatly expand on them which is being done.
The Battle of Kursk starting July 5th, 1943, would become one of the largest tank battles in history and would ultimately force Germany after its evetual defeat to stay on the defensive on the Eastern Front for the rest of the war. Called "Operation Citadel" its purpose was to cut off the Kursk Salient/Bulge to prevent further Soviet Offensives by (hopefully) encircling large amounts of Soviet forces in the salient/bulge. But, the British who had cracked the German code were able to warn the Soviets beforehand of the planned operation which led to the Soviets to build a series of fortifications in the salient/bulge in preparation for defense against a German attack. In Italy the allies have recently landed in Sicily and are attempting to push into mainland Italy, the Italian government is ever so barely lingering on the side of the Axis with an inner struggle going on. In the Pacific, the Japanese Empire has reached its zenith and is now starting to fall back.
The Allies have just landed in Normandy two weeks prior and on the east the Soviet Steamroller is pushing full speed ahead sparing none mercy crushing anything and anyone in its way, Germany is not on its knees yet holding a great deal of territory and resources but its time is short, its allies are giving up hope, their people weary of continuing the war, Italy has switched and now all that remains is the northern half puppet state, the Italian Social Republic headed by the Il Duce, Mussolini. In the Pacific, the United States is slowly approaching Mainland Japan as the war situation free falls for Japan.
The German Reich is being pushed back heavily from all directions, the Allies in the West took back all of France, Belgium, and are now dangerously close to breaking through and infiltrating the heart of the Reich itself, in the east the Russians are still quite a way behind the Oder River but the front has extended greatly and our allies Romania has surrendered with Hungary dangerously close. Italy is at a standstill and in Asia, the situation for Japan is not getting any better with the United States invading the Philippines and the Japanese Navy being a shell of its former past.
Aided by air blows which paralyzed communications throughout the length and breadth of Germany, the Allied Armies have surged across the Cologne Plain. To the south, other forces drove eastward through the rugged Eifel along the Moselle River. Powerful elements of the Red Army consolidated bridgeheads have regrouped along the Oder while significant advances were made by forces on the flanks. The massive offensive in the west reached the Rhine from Koblenz to the Dutch border. Dashing to seize a usable bridge overlooked by the enemy, United States troops crossed the broad river at Remagen. In the Saar, a coordinated offensive was launched to destroy the remaining German forces west of the Rhine. Soviet forces cleared Pomerania to the Baltic Sea. \n\n The war is coming to a close but Germany is far from surrendering with Goebbels reportedly saying that "Endsieg is near" on the radio".
Endsieg features a variety of things besides the scenarios to give more depth and more accuracy to the game.
AI has been reworked to the greatest extent, I do not promise amazing AI, I just tried fix it up as much as I could, the rest is up to the developers
I have added two new types of equipment Rations and Fuel. Rations are needed for soldiers additional with the weapons to keep them at full strength and for this you need the grain resource whilst Armored Vehicles require the Fuel resource which is made w/ Oil, this is more realistic essentially and will more clearly represent the German struggle with Fuel at times
A New Tech Tree
Made Primarily for the 1918 scenario I also added some more things in general to the Tech Tree to add more flavour to the game and I will be continously producing and adding more content to the tech tree with time, feel free to give suggestions if you would like to see something added!
Because Endsieg adds more provinces, a new tech tree, amongst many other things it will most likely not be compatible with many mods that rework such areas. Mods that are compatible without a doubt however will be that of music and gfx.
Plans for Endsieg are very big, I have touched on this lightly in the "About" section that I would like to expand on these scenarios particularly 1918 which I have already partially, I would like to add content for the interwars section which is currently still under-construction with the production of focus trees and balance and a few (around 100) more events as well as portraits. For now if you choose you may play forward from 1918 to however long you may want but it will not be stable or complete.
I would also like to expand on the scenarios, I know people have asked for a 1945 March scenario or something like that with the battle of Berlin, others have asked for 1942/1 Scenario. I will be adding scenarios with time, hopefully I won't run out of space on the scenario selector screen!
These WWI scenarios have been put off for now
Now I am not sure how many people are really interested in the WWI scenarios but if you are I will be willing to go in depth with that and perhaps even make a 1916 Scenario for Somme and some alternative diplomacy with the Mexicans.
As I already mentioned I plan to expand the tech tree slowly to include a variety of news technologies to add more depth to the game
I would eventually like to personally expand on minor nations such as Bulgaria, Hungary, Finland, Yugoslavia, etc and make them more unique nations with events of their own and ministers.
I would like to spike up the realism and make this as hard as possible, as it should be as well as making everything as accurate as I can for the scenarios and events within them.