''The German RISK AAR'' is a particularly famous AfterActionReport of ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron'', set before and during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, written by Rustican.

Following the Nazi high command and its ''successful'' quest for global domination, it turns a terrifying premise into a nonstop laugh fest. The keys to its success were simple: RefugeInAudacity and RuleOfFunny. This AAR became so famous that, nearly 8 years after its release, it has drawn many people into the ''Hearts of Iron'' series and ParadoxInteractive as a whole.


It can be found [[http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?97747-The-German-RISK-AAR here]].

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!!This work contains examples of:

%%* TheAce: Rommel and Guderian.
%%* AdolfHitlarious
%%* AnachronismStew
%%* ArtifactOfDoom: The One Disk, AKA ''Hearts of Iron''.
%%* BigBad: Hitler.
%%* ButtMonkey: Everyone gets a turn at this, but especially Raeder.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: What causes Rommel and the rest to turn on Hitler is the potential nuking of Haiti]].
%%* EvilIsPetty
%%* FantasticNuke: Dice.
%%* FemmeFatale: The Swedish Bikini Team.
%%* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: In-universe. [[spoiler: A Hasselhoff CD even helps save the day]].
%%* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Rommel, Ribbentrop, Von Kluge, and Guderian]].
%%* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* JustOneMoreLevel: In-universe. Hitler falls victim to this; Hearts of Iron is just that addicting.
* LegacyCharacter: The many, many James Bonds.
* LetsGetDangerous: To the author's surprise, one of the first major resistances to world domination was Sweden.
%%* MacGuffin: Dice, and the Hearts of Iron disk.
%%* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: von Manstein]].
* NighInvulnerability: As long as he has the One Disk, Hitler is invincible.
* NotSoDifferent: One of the ''very'' few serious moments has FDR pointing out that the United States' democracy can be just as bad as fascism.
%%* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: von Manstein]].
%%* ScriptFic
%%* ShoutOut: Too many to mention.
%%* TakeThat: Liberally dispersed, with shots at ''TabletopGame/{{Risk}}'', ''Axis And Allies'', and then-current political events.
%%* ThoseWackyNazis: Emphasis on ''wacky''.
%%* VillainProtagonist: Pretty much everyone.
%%* VillainousGlutton: Goering.
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