Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Cybvep » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:49 pm

Looks like an interesting game. I'm not sure whether I ever saw a combination of Vichy+invasion of Spain+invasion of Egypt.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Morris » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:16 pm

Cybvep wrote:Looks like an interesting game. I'm not sure whether I ever saw a combination of Vichy+invasion of Spain+invasion of Egypt.
It is also the first time to me ! especially invading Spain !

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:51 pm

British forces abandoned their positions on Nile, retreating further east.

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Our units in Spanish front were again harassed by RN. Looks like some British transports were heading for Middle East, but now will unload in Spain instead.

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During Axis turn more progress was made in Africa, Suez reached and it does not look like Allies have any troops to stop us here.

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Good progress in Spain too. Zaragoza taken, we will be able to rail some heavy units there next turn, so they dont need to cross all that forest/rough terrain.

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And German battleships detected British BB near Norway, which was immediately attacked and reduced to 2 steps. Sad I don't have one of my subs in this area to finish it off.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:57 pm

Now Allies abandoned Suez defensive line too, while we got good big rebellion in Iraq.

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More harassment in Spain, but damage taken was manageable and British CV got battered in process.

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Naval action continues near Norway, looks like there was another BB parked there.

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During Axis turn Madrid was reached in Spain. We are going to take Spanish capital in 2-3 turns, unless something wierd happens.

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Second RN BB was reduced to 2 steps, now we have sub to finish it off in port, if we are lucky. Most of British navy is busy near Spain, so its relatively safe for our ships to operate there.

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And in Africa Suez was secured without much Allied opposition.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:05 pm

RN retreats, leaving our forces in Spain alone.

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Some convoys spotted by subs. British DDs dont have any ASW upgrades, so they posess little threat for our u-boats.

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And BB did not retreat from Norwegian sea, doing suicidal attack on our destroyer instead.

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In our turn 4 hexes around Madrid were cleared, attacks against the city will be started next turn.

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In Middle East Syria was left empty, so we can take it too. We need couple of turns to repair/upgrade our units, before crossing Iraq border, as it will trigger Persia joining Allies. Problem is if we wait for too long, our Iraqi rebels would be slaughtered.

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Our sub failed to sink 2 step BB, but another one got destroyed by DD.

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One of convoys in central Atlantic was sunk. We are deploying more subs here, Allies have enough PPs already, no need for that convoys reaching Britain.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Vokt » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:24 pm

You are succeeding in one thing which rarely is seen, that is, to get Axis naval supremacy without having built a strong Kriegsmarine/Reggia Marina fleets. Once the Med is closed (which is likely to occur berore USA enters at war), and Italian BB's join German fleet, RN escort units will be in peril.

Regarding Iraqi partisans, the ones in the south maybe will be falling apart soon but the stronghold in Mosul is likely to resist until Axis forces enter Iraq.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:56 pm

During Allied turn couple more counterattacks occured and some partisans in Iraq got killed.

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In our turn we captured Madrid - that was rather fast, expected it to hold longer. Now lets see, how many British forces actually arrived to Spain, we still need Gibraltar.

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In Middle East just march towards Iraq border for now. We supplied first partisan, which going to survive now.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:00 pm

Thats what we have in Spain - honestly I have expected more with all that transport ships. Probably they headed to Basra instead?

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Meanwhile 1 step BB spotted parked in northern Ireland, we will try to sink it, unless it gets repaired.

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Nothing new in Iraq, we are going to fully repair and upgrade our units before crossing the border in 1-2 turns. Italins were sent to secure Syria.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:04 pm

Situation in Spain - thats solid RAF fighter force based in Spanish Morocco, but ground forces seem manageable.

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And we also prepared naval invasion of Greece, its not like Allies can do something about it.

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Our African army finally ready to advance into Iraq.

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In Spain battered corps and garrison were killed fast, only Gibraltar now left.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:08 pm

During Allied turn mech disembarked into Gibraltar and yet more transports spotted.

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In our turn we killed garrison and battered mech. They are unentrenched and have low morale because of being recently unloaded from transports, I don't see problem killing/battering all that units one by one, if I have to.

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Our own landings in Greece commensed, reducing Athens defenders to 4 steps.

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Had to delay actual advance into Iraq, as TACs are busy in Greece now. Well, thats less income for USSR afterall (later Persia activation), we can live with that.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by duncanr » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:33 pm

are you ready to sealion before Russia? UK will be empty

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:49 pm

duncanr wrote:are you ready to sealion before Russia? UK will be empty
Thats already August, no time for that I afraid.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:53 pm

During Allied turn corps in Athens was repaired to 7 strength.

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In Spain mech unit unloaded into Gibraltar:

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Axis turn:

Mech in Gibraltar was almost killed and we prepare attack on Portugal.

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In Greece Athens held at 1 step, thats a bit annoying.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:57 pm

Again corps repaired in Athens.

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Gibraltar was surprisingly left empty:

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In our turn we capture both Gibraltar and Athens. Portugal DoWed and Lisbon down to 2 steps.
Even more, we trapped Polish fighter in Spanish Morocco.

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Iraq border was crossed too.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:59 pm

In Allied turn corps in Lisbon was repaired, but not much else happens.

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In Axis turn Lisbon was taken and more progress was made in Iraq. Partisans near Mosul received supply, Baghdad seems empty, but annoying British fighters are everywhere.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:01 pm

Baghdad was taken surprisingly easy. Now going to attack Basra. We still should not cross Persian border, as that triggers USSR entering war.

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Our subs are patrolling Atlantic, sinking convoys with little RN opposition.

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Even Canary Islands were secured. I really expected Allied garrison to be guarding the city, but it was empty.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:10 pm

Everyone following, sorry for a delay. This one will be updated frequently from now on!

During Allied turn RN DD ran into our u-boat:

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In Axis turn both DD and convoy were sunk by massive sub fleet:

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In the Middle East Axis armies are now advancing on Basra, which seems poorly defended:

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:11 pm

Not much happening this turn - we are just getting closer to Basra. Looks like Allies don't plan to defend the place at all.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:13 pm

Again action only in Iraq - Basra attacked and almost taken.

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RAF fighters are annoying as always with their interceptions.

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Re: Plaid (Axis) vs Morris (Allies) GS 4.0 game

Post by Plaid » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:14 pm

1942 started with capture of Basra and Iraq surrender - repairing garrison there did not help Allies much.

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