The Supreme Commander imagines an alternate timeline in which the military forces of Nazi Germany were commanded by a tactical and strategic genius. Such men do occasionally arise. Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar and Napoleon to name but a few. This man, entirely fictional, is Friedrich von Braunwald, a veteran of the trenches of World War I, a career soldier and a committed member of the Nazi Party. He is entrusted by Adolf Hitler to lead the Wehrmacht to victory, first in Poland, then in western Europe. Braunwald shatters all opponents of Germany, forcing Britain and France to their knees, before gathering his forces for an invasion of the Soviet Union.
On the other side of the world, Japan conquers vast swaths of Asia and the Pacific. But cool heads reign in both Tokyo and Washington, and the United States reaches an agreement with Japan that keeps her out of the war.
In Russia, the Germans are stopped at the Volga, and a tenuous peace is agreed between the Reich and the Soviet Union. The world balances on a knife's edge, one slip away from renewed war ...