AAR – Ronnie vs. Dan (GSv2.01.32) (The War is Over).

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Post by rkr1958 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:33 pm

Turn 19. August 26, 1940 Axis.

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Post by rkr1958 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:22 am

Turn 20. September 15, 1940 Axis.

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Post by rkr1958 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:39 pm

Turn 21. October 5, 1940 Axis.

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Post by rkr1958 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:16 pm

Turn 22. October 25, 1940 Axis.

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Post by afk_nero » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:03 pm

A quick observation.

Why are you using the Italian Fighter in the Med? I would have thought that they would be better suited to the Eastern front.

I typically find that in the east the Russians usually dont upgrade air that much and that the Italian fighter is better used for when the Russian air force does surface. In africa they will definably be inferior to the UK fighter groups and suffer casualties which if you reinforce spends valuable Italian PP's that they could use better elsewhere.

Just a comment and thought - would like to understand why most players send them to the Med - maybe I am missing something.

I usually send 2 German Fighters, Italian Tac and German Tac - occasionally I may even send a Third German fighter to ensure that I win the air war in the Med. The German fighters usually have the edge over the allied fighters and this in the end saves PP's in my opinion.

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Post by rkr1958 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:05 pm

afk_nero wrote:A quick observation.

Why are you using the Italian Fighter in the Med? I would have thought that they would be better suited to the Eastern front.

I typically find that in the east the Russians usually dont upgrade air that much and that the Italian fighter is better used for when the Russian air force does surface. In africa they will definably be inferior to the UK fighter groups and suffer casualties which if you reinforce spends valuable Italian PP's that they could use better elsewhere.

Just a comment and thought - would like to understand why most players send them to the Med - maybe I am missing something.

I usually send 2 German Fighters, Italian Tac and German Tac - occasionally I may even send a Third German fighter to ensure that I win the air war in the Med. The German fighters usually have the edge over the allied fighters and this in the end saves PP's in my opinion.
Check out item 2 of the 3rd screen cap in post viewtopic.php?p=272922#272922

I think we're in sync with the exception of the sending TAC's to Libya.

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Post by rkr1958 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:29 am

Turn 23. November 14, 1940 Axis.

It was a sunny and warm day here (mid 60's) and I went for a 3-mile walk with Susie (my bichon frise) and my son (who was on a bicycle). In addition to enjoying this fine day I took the opportunity to rethink my strategy and decided to forgo the invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece and focus on a May 13, 1941 invasion of Russia. By the way, what do you think of my simulated typed directive below? I did this in MS word. :D

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Post by rkr1958 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:32 am

Turn 24. December 4, 1940 Axis.

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Post by rkr1958 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:59 am

Turn 25. December 24, 1940 Axis.

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Post by afk_nero » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:03 am

The directive was done in word, cool..

Agree with the cancellation of greek attack, but yugoslavia brings in additional resources you could use from hungary and rumania.

I guess you still get them in 43 but I think you need them for mop up activities in 41.

Interesting to see how this works out, could of course be inspired.

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Post by gchristie » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:17 pm

Curious as to why you did not elect to strategically bomb London after fall of France. Is the oil expenditure not worth the reduction in British PPs?
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."
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Post by rkr1958 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:23 pm

afk_nero wrote:The directive was done in word, cool..

Agree with the cancellation of greek attack, but yugoslavia brings in additional resources you could use from hungary and rumania.

I guess you still get them in 43 but I think you need them for mop up activities in 41.

Interesting to see how this works out, could of course be inspired.
The weather did influence my decision to skip Yugoslavia. The fact that I couldn't invade during fair weather meant it would take me 3-turns to conquer Yugoslavia. I could have done this and launched Barbarossa "on-time" in June 22; however, I decided focus on a May attack 2-turns earlier and see how well that pays off. If I can capture and Moscow for a while then that will more than enough make up for the PP's that I "lost" skipping Yugoslavia.
gchristie wrote:Curious as to why you did not elect to strategically bomb London after fall of France. Is the oil expenditure not worth the reduction in British PPs?
My reasons: (1) I wanted overwhelming air for Norway/Denmark as insurance against an aggressive UK response, (2) PP's and Oil and (3) I only have 1 strategic bomber.

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Post by leridano » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:32 pm

Very nice AAR! :)



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    Post by rkr1958 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:19 am

    leridano wrote:Very nice AAR! :)
    Thanks!

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    Post by rkr1958 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:08 am

    Turn 26. January 13, 1941 Axis.

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    Re: Blitz

    Post by Plaid » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:24 am

    gchristie wrote:Curious as to why you did not elect to strategically bomb London after fall of France. Is the oil expenditure not worth the reduction in British PPs?
    Actually bomber with 0 strategic operation tech is not the best thing to bomb capital, if you get unlucky you can lose more then gain.

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    Re: Blitz

    Post by gchristie » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:04 pm

    Plaid wrote:
    gchristie wrote:Curious as to why you did not elect to strategically bomb London after fall of France. Is the oil expenditure not worth the reduction in British PPs?
    Actually bomber with 0 strategic operation tech is not the best thing to bomb capital, if you get unlucky you can lose more then gain.
    Yes, which is why I don't focus my air research on fighters until I get strategic ops breakthrough then upgrade both strats and let the bombs fall. Ronnie didn't seem to be on that path so I wondered why not.
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    Post by rkr1958 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:31 am

    Turn 27. February 2, 1941 Axis.

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    Post by rkr1958 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:18 am

    Turn 28. February 22, 1941 Axis.

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    Post by rkr1958 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:36 am

    Turn 29. March 14, 1941 Axis.

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