Blathergut vs RKR (2.01.32)(Axis Spies Not Welcome!)

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Blathergut vs RKR (2.01.32)(Axis Spies Not Welcome!)

Post by Blathergut » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:10 pm

First turn typical: casualties in Poland but some inflicted on the German forces

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Post by Blathergut » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:52 pm

Turn 2:
-nothing exciting...French start to form up...
-Brits storing up for fighters (1 lab...Air)
-well, one bit of excitement (unfortunately):

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Post by Blathergut » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:15 am

T3...no excitement. Will post pics when things happen. Any helpful hints/major strategy directions welcome! Feel like der lamb to der slaughter!

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Post by Blathergut » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:24 pm

T5...sub activity in the North Atlantic...will not try to fight them now. Just building up PP for fighters. Canadian GAR land in British ports...

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...and with the new rule...

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...16PP returned to the production pot! :)

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Post by Peter Stauffenberg » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:30 pm

The PP's will only be returned if you sail from friendly port to friendly port. If you land the unit from outside a port or into an enemy hex then you won't get the PP's back.

This will also help the Axis reinforce Libya, Norway and Finland. The main reason for the change is to have USA send reinforcements from USA to Britain in preparation of Overlord instead of launching long range invasions. You lose efficiency per turn at sea now so it's important to get the units back to land to rebuild the efficiency and maybe upgrade before making an invasion across the English Channel.

Now you won't be penalized for doing this. Before you saved 8 PP's per unit for making a long range invasion.

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Post by Crazygunner1 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:35 pm

Nice feature stauffenberg.....good work, i like it

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Post by Blathergut » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:25 pm

Turn 11 sees the French mostly intact and awaiting the first clear weather horror.

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Comments? Suggestions? All welcome!

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Post by Blathergut » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:22 am

Turn 15: France has just fallen.

Can someone explain why my oil is down to 585? The only thing using oil has been the 3 fighters (and they've been repairing every other turn during the invasion of France) and the TAC.

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Post by PionUrpo » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:35 pm

Blathergut wrote: Can someone explain why my oil is down to 585? The only thing using oil has been the 3 fighters (and they've been repairing every other turn during the invasion of France) and the TAC.
Assuming you've been rowing around with the ships to provide escort and used 3 (or 4, when was 3rd UK FTR built, btw?) fighter + STR almost every turn of Fall Gelb it's not that surprising. Until Iraq joins up the only source is Turner Valley with very little production due to low war effort.

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Post by Crazygunner1 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:07 pm

PionUrpo wrote:
Blathergut wrote: Can someone explain why my oil is down to 585? The only thing using oil has been the 3 fighters (and they've been repairing every other turn during the invasion of France) and the TAC.
Assuming you've been rowing around with the ships to provide escort and used 3 (or 4, when was 3rd UK FTR built, btw?) fighter + STR almost every turn of Fall Gelb it's not that surprising. Until Iraq joins up the only source is Turner Valley with very little production due to low war effort.
You don´t have to worrie about oil with the allies. I have never ran out no matter how huge my army has been....

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Post by Blathergut » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:39 pm

Well it seems he's touring Norway (a bit of sub recon) :).

Will send the two Brit DDs and a BB off to escort a convoy.

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Post by Aryaman » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:56 pm

Crazygunner1 wrote:
PionUrpo wrote:
Blathergut wrote: Can someone explain why my oil is down to 585? The only thing using oil has been the 3 fighters (and they've been repairing every other turn during the invasion of France) and the TAC.
Assuming you've been rowing around with the ships to provide escort and used 3 (or 4, when was 3rd UK FTR built, btw?) fighter + STR almost every turn of Fall Gelb it's not that surprising. Until Iraq joins up the only source is Turner Valley with very little production due to low war effort.
You don´t have to worrie about oil with the allies. I have never ran out no matter how huge my army has been....
Unless Axis goes for Middle East in great force while waiting until 1942 for Barbarossa. I had that as Allies and I exahusted my oil reserves before the end of 1943.

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Post by Blathergut » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:19 pm

T30 and finally something to highlight. British DD production reaches 6 + the new Canadian one. Hopefully we can protect a convoy or two.

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All but the newest one have been upgraded to ASW 1.

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Post by Blathergut » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:29 pm

T30 also sees the first partisan appear (anywhere!). Sheeeeshhh...his occupation must be brutal!! :wink:

I think I will wait to move the new Canadian one. Could a wolfpak be lingering in the St. Lawrence for it? Or we'll wait until the pak pounces a convoy.

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Post by Blathergut » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:23 pm

Ronnie invited me to read a couple postings in his AAR. Comments:

rkr4: I agree that the southern shift of the panzers was a mistake as far as Moscow was concerned. In this game, I was attempting to swing everything north and leave the south basically empty. In hindsight, perhaps a line should have gone in front of Moscow but given the strength of the Germans there, it all would have died. The CEaW generals out there could offer their suggestions perhaps. I figured Ronnie was driving for Moscow, though he did well at keeping the full extent out of sight until the final swarming. 

rkr7: The plan wasn’t so much take Finland as cause some troops to be diverted north to Leningrad but he stuck to his plan, curse him!! 

rkr8: As above in #4...it came very early and weather held just long enough. Even around Moscow, where troops simply sat the entire time with a leader, efficiency never got to any worthwhile point. Whether a few more troops (like mech in Moscow instead of the infantry) would have made much difference, I’ll leave to the skilled ones to comment.

rkr9: We were waiting for the mud. 

rkr10: See? Here’s where I’d never have thought of that!! Didn’t even strike me I could have killed the 1-step and railed something heavy in.

Other: I had thought of tossing stuff in the way to slow down, but thought we would just see droves die from the mass of German forces concentrated there since efficiency was so horrible. The thought was to attack down from the Leningrad area, mangling the infantry and putting pressure on the stuff holding around Moscow.

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Post by Blathergut » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:24 pm

Labs to date:

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This is at turn start. I suspect the amount allowed increased this turn. Or I was too busy with Moscow to notice last time! :oops:

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