Welcome to Operation Unthinkable!
This first-of-its kind Allied mirror match tournament will be a thrilling and innovative contest pitting players against one another in an alt-history themed contest, where they can play as any Allied faction they see fit!
The main purpose of this tournament is to create a fundraising stream for
, but also to have fun, explore, and innovate.
It will take place on the following two Saturdays and will feature incredible and previously unseen action in the CoH2 arena and strategies on our battlefields.
Historical Context (Alt History)
Faction 1 - The Crusaders ukf usf Show Spoiler
The year is 1945 shortly after WW2 has ended, Churchill is indignantly voted out of office by the British public, and Patton having miraculously survived a car crash earlier in the war, returns to command in peacekeeping duty in the US occupied sector of Germany. Both are incredibly bitter and resentful.
Patton invites Churchill to dine in the Eagle's Nest in Bavaria, and from there they formulate a plan and plot against Stalin and the USSR. Most of it is fancy and just internal musings and rhetoric until....
There is a huge accidental border clash and a skirmish near Leipzig, where a Soviet armed convoy makes an accidental incursion into US lines, causing an escalation after 37 US army soldiers are co-indentally killed after an unexploded bomb detonates nearby.
Patton and Churchill act upon this and respond by rousing a 'counterattack' with US volunteers. This leads into a snowball effect of aggression as the two talismanic figures rally troops in the US sector and begin an assault, over the coming months there is a call for British and Canadian volunteers and what becomes known as a 'Crusade against Communism' this is surprisingly well supported by the military, initially.
Faction 2 - the British and US Forces ukf usf Show Spoiler
Back home however there is outcry and calls to stand down in Britain and in US. Churchill is seen as an un-elected warmonger, and Patton as a renegade.
The forces which have taken the Red Army by surprise, and left Stalin completely shocked, moving through Czechoslovakia they have already pushed the Soviets to the Oder river in Poland.
However a huge act of indignation is suffered when the US and British Governments jointly announce that the forces being led by Patton and Churchill are renegade crusaders and mercenaries, declaring all actions unlawful and them persona non grata. Supply to their armies is cut off all fuel is kept under armed guard. Halting their advance.
There are a series of raids on US and British military bases by a co-ordinated effort from the Crusaders, these in-turn escalate with the British Army and United States Forces having no choice but to counter assault and more actively attempt to disarm the Crusaders. Friendly fire incidents and confusion run amok as accidental fire turns into real skirmishes.. Faction 3 - Nationalist Uprising
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Help come to the crusaders from surprising sources however: there are huge uprisings in Poland and in the Ukraine where Nationalists take control of Krakow and Kiev, and offer their support to the Crusaders. Later Romanian Nationalists also pledge their allegiance.
Using stolen Red Army equipment the Ukranians take key Red Army positions and together with the Crusaders combine to form a well organised fighting force numbering 200,000 at its peak. The Polish Home Army is reformed and is seeking vengeance against the communists, ambushing armoured columns and stealing equipment also. Both fall under the command of Patton and Chruchill who seek to organise all forces loyal to the Crusade. Faction 4 - The Soviet Red Army soviets soviets Show Spoiler
Stalin is furious and even though the Red Army is temporarily thunderstruck by the simultaneous issues and escalation of aggression across Southern and Eastern Europe, they have amassed and well organised army in a matter of two months, and are poised to counter attack across the whole front.
Will the uprisings and the Crusaders be put down mercilessly, or will their courage hold fast?
All matches best of three.
Any Allied faction can be used in any combination, no Axis factions can be used.
Higher seed chooses faction first.
you cannot be the same faction twice in the same match. New Maps:
- Round of 16 - Crossroads
- Quarter Finals - Langrekskaya
- Semi Finals - Kholodny Ferma Winter
- Final - Faymonville Approach
Starting positions: random
Win condition: victory point, 500 points
Mods: no mods or coldtech.
Obs delay: 3 minutes
Obs delay bypass password: off
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You will be seeded based on the average of your top two Allied faction ranks.
Entries closed brackets set up but won't be filled in until after check in tomorrow.
Thursday 22nd of March
20:00 GMT - Sign-ups close
Friday 23rd of March
20:00 GMT - Seeding and waiting list released.
Saturday 24th of March
14:15 - 14:40 GMT - Event check-in from 14:00 to 14:40
14:50 GMT- Brackets released
15:00 GMT Tournament starts
Winner notifies the
of your result and the match score, brackets will be updated by referees accordingly.
The winner gets a GCS2 poster and t-shirt mailed out to them.
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