Snapshot AAR DDAY (Gotterdamerung Scenario)

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Snapshot AAR DDAY (Gotterdamerung Scenario)

Post by gwgardner » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:32 pm

multiplayer with rjh1971

Jun 24, '44

The Allies have waited longer than predicted to make their cross-channel invasion. They also have landed with what is apparently only a US force, in the Netherlands. It is expected that the British will follow soon, perhaps farther south along the Channel coast. Two things are obvious at first dawn after the invasion: US paratroopers landed in or near Antwerp and were able to overawe the city's weak defenders. They hold Antwerp now, awaiting followup by ground forces; US ground-based forces that have landed early on, have great mobility, and are mechanized. One thrust of the invading forces has gone all the way to the Essen/Dortmund industrial area.

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German forces defending the Atlantic Wall are concentrated in Belgium and France, leaving the Netherlands as easy pickings for the Allies - if they can exploit their early advantage. The German rail system is still functioning, albeit overtaxed (we have approximately half the rail capacity in '44 that we had at the beginning of the war). We will be able to move forces quickly to contain the US forces. Of course that will weaken the Atlantic Wall farther southwest.

It should be noted that the German strategy is not so much to keep the Allied invasion from establishing a foothold, but to smash it once the landing has been made.

Here is the situation at the moment of invasion:

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And after our response. Note that the US mech/recon force that barrelled through Essen is in serious danger of being completely cut off:



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Post by gwgardner » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:41 pm

Elsewhere, the situation maps look like this:

In Italy, after the Allied May offensive south of Rome, we have been pushed back from our fortified line, but are holding. The US armored force that led the offensive has been bloodied. There are two divisions of reserves here that may be moved north to counter the invasion in the Netherlands.

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On the Eastern Front, the Soviets pressure the line all along the front, but their early summer push is in the Belorus region, where they have shattered our defensive line along the Dvina River, and will be able to exploit their bridgehead either to Vilna, or perhaps to outflank Minsk, or even a flanking movement to the north towards Lithuania.

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Post by doomtrader » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:55 pm

I was waiting for this for a long time :)

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Post by Valgua77 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:45 am

I'm in awe. I want to play this game sooo badly. Just tell me that the AI really is as good as you describe it...

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Post by gwgardner » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:07 pm

The AI is good, but this example is from a multiplayer game. The invasion above was planned and carried out by player rjh1971.

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Post by Rasputitsa » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:24 pm

Thanks for sharing this, like the look of the unit icons, any more news on progress towards publication. :D

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