Turn 10. February 28, 1940. Wehrmacht launchs Case Yelow.
No posts were made in sitzkrieg turns so I have waited until Case Yelow was launched for resuming this AAR.
Wehrmacht invaded and forced the surrender of Belgium in such an early date like february 1940 is.
One of the added features of GS 2.00z is that after Belgium surrenders Canada mobilizes its forces resulting in one fighter unit at 8 steps directly deployed in UK and 1 mech and 1 corps deployed in Canada mainland. Although Canada was at war with Germany from september 1939, the canadians were not able to deploy a significant force in Europe until mid 1940, so GS team wanted to simulate this in the game.
German invasion of Belgium catch the allies building their defensive positions and the only thing they could do to reply this invasion was to make some shore bombardments of german units: this way a french BB plus the british carrier, executing ground attack missions, targeted a panzer korps in the coast, reducing it 2 steps.
As you can see, the allies were very busy building their positions against a german invasion: BEF finished its deployment this turn. On the other hand, another change introduced in GS 2.00z is regarding to french OOB: now the french have 2 mechs corps at the start and they don´t have any armoured corps unit. This have been done to simulate better french doctrine about the use of tanks in 1940. They mainly deployed their tanks in no separate corps units but attached to infantry or mechanized corps units. The change has consisted in replacing 1 french inf corps plus the french armoured corps (115 PP´s) by 2 french mechs and 1 additional french garrison unit (115 PP´s).
It would be nice for the allies if the germans get mud weather on the next turn: the allies they will have more time to rest and recover from efficiency loss and they could reinforce even more their defensive line.