Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:14 am

I am trying to make it hard to reduce his chances elsewhere - luckily just a GAR

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:18 am

things are getting desperate - we try for some nibbles and also find the Italian SUBs are blocking Gibralter, we catch a break and manage to sink one

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elsewhere Greece has fallen and Egypt is under pressure

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:30 am

still so many things to worry about!

still a chance for a 41 Sealion, what are Axis intentions re Persia, when will Barbarossa occur !

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:00 am

we guess wrong in our transport route so some I could lose DD and Transport

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pressure in Egypt

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moderate success with some nibbling

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still isn't looking pretty - we will do some defense work in England next turn - lets hope its not an early summer and a 42 Sealion

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by Peter Stauffenberg » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:00 pm

The Axis are very potent in GS v4.0 so you need to make good strategies as the Allies and only fight where you can hope to get the better results. Retreating might be necessary when being overwhelmed. E. g. Egypt is such a situation. Losing Egypt is acceptable if you can keep Iraq. If you fight in Egypt and lose and then can't hold Iraq then it will be a disaster. Things will chance once USA join the Allies. First priority should be to get control over the Atlantic so the Allies can plan offensive missions in Northern Africa or bolster defenses in Egypt and Iraq.

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:14 am

yes and we have just had a very bad turn!

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:30 am

ok a 41 Sealion is looking a strong possibility

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elsewhere its no fun either

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:38 am

argh complete disaster as we try a cunning forward defence ploy only for the IT CORP not to retreat - two air attacks and and an ARM grrr, couldn't even get it to retreat with the GAR - its going to be very unpleasant next turn - we have just accelerated the fall rather than slowed it down!

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at least being suspicious and cautious helps in the homeland, unfortunately we do some things in the worng order :? - fighting on three fronts looking very possible - for a year :(

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:34 am

ouch here comes the third front

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not great as first we lose a FTR and then we get a terrible FTR roll and could lose the second


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egypt is about to fall

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:48 am

it doesn't get any better

we mess up the order of our moves in England so we miss the opportunity to destroy the landed MECH, it won't be pretty

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in Morocco we catch a break

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and manage to kill the damaged ARM - it won't change the outcome though

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England is not looking pretty as we do lose the second FTR

missed a couple of screen shots and completely forgot the rebellion was arriving - doh

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:11 am

we make a small counter in Morroco but its not enough to risk trying to finish of ARM

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in England we just try desperately to slow them down - its a long way to US entry

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we have some big decisions next turn

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:20 pm

its all doom and gloom as we abandon Morocco in a rush of blood - could't resist getting the ARM, England is toast and we are not sure whats going on in Persia - some sort of blocking strategy?

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:30 pm

so Morroco falls as expected - England loses more territory and we have a small victory as we sink a couple of Italian BB's off Persia

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by Cybvep » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:52 pm

Italian BBs near Persia?

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:22 pm

triple combo - aggressive play by Max, coupled with a lot of fine weather in 39 and some mistakes from me - its not pleasant!

here is the after PIC if I can ever get it to work

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:12 pm

ok its 1 August 1941 - London has fallen, Franco is with the Axis and Axis forces invade Persia - not great!

In England its just delay delay delay

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by dagtwo » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:29 pm

I'm sorry to say "been there, done that". It didn't end well for me, either. Hopefully you'll keep your nerve and make this a different ending.
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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by Peter Stauffenberg » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:58 am

You also have to remember who he's playing against. Supermax is an elite player

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:58 am

So Portugal rounds out the fall of Europe :-(

we get fine weather in England instead of the Mud we want :-(

slight win in that our 3 step STR managed to kill the last step of an Italian CORP as we slow the loss of persia - screen shots again soon - and finally we have a strategy, now to plan for its execution!

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by Cybvep » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:36 am

Hmm, surely you must be talking about the loss of Iraq? If the Axis attacks Persia, then the SU joins the war immediately.

BTW did you lose Basra? IIRC you permanently "lose" 15 Soviet war-only PPs when you lose Basra, because the Lend Lease convoys cannot get through.

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