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by Diplomaticus
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: MILITARY HISTORY™ Commander - Europe at War : General Discussion
Topic: GS 2.1 win/loss records--help up collect the data!
Replies: 34
Views: 1886

Re: GS 2.1 win/loss records--help up collect the data!

You're right, Jim. I think we have enough results in to tabulate some meaningful data. Give me a few days and I'll see what I can do.
by Diplomaticus
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening
Replies: 69
Views: 10449

Re: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening

Well done Max ! But it is not the end of world for Diplomaticus . He can use two tac & one sub sink the BB & use one sub & one tac & one BB to sink the CV & reset the supply . Use all rest Axis airforce to attack All RN. I think Axis & Allies has equal possibility to win the sealion battle . Well, ...
by Diplomaticus
Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening
Replies: 69
Views: 10449

Re: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening

These so-called "transports" are really hastily armed merchant vessels, old decommissioned mine sweepers from WWI, the HMS Victory re-manned and sailing out from Portsmouth, and a rowboat full of old ladies from Stow-on-the-Wold--all answering the desperate call of King and country. Let's, too, reme...
by Diplomaticus
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening
Replies: 69
Views: 10449

Re: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening

Okay, back to my progress on Operation Sealion. Here's the next turn, April 28, 1940: http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg526/Lugupal/vMax24-28-1940.png As usual, these images show the beginning of the Axis turn. Immediately I recognized that, as he's hinted in the forums, Max believes in committi...
by Diplomaticus
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: MILITARY HISTORY™ Commander - Europe at War : General Discussion
Topic: Dyle Plan - what next?
Replies: 41
Views: 2401

Re: Dyle Plan - what next?

So long as the Dyle Plan is historically *plausible* (even if unlikely), I don't object to permitting it to continue as a possible gambit... so long as it doesn't turn into some kind of unbalancing super-strategy. Given what's been said in this thread and elsewhere on the forum, I have my doubts, bu...
by Diplomaticus
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening
Replies: 69
Views: 10449

Re: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening

I definitely have the most up-to-date version of the game. From what Max has said in his emails and also in some postings on this forum he has been unable to find a way to update. I believe he uses a PC. As he said, Paul has provided instructions for all of the Mac players on the Beta team for getti...
by Diplomaticus
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening
Replies: 69
Views: 10449

Re: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening

As a footnote, I'll point out that a funny thing happened on the March 1940 turn: http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg526/Lugupal/vMax2March1940Tungsten.png Without a DoW, Max invaded the Spanish Tunsten mine so that I saw this image when I opened the file for March. Some of you will recall that t...
by Diplomaticus
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: MILITARY HISTORY™ Commander - Europe at War : General Discussion
Topic: Dyle Plan - what next?
Replies: 41
Views: 2401

Re: Dyle Plan - what next?

Let's wait for the conclusion of the games which have been started. If all of them end in Allied victories, then ask Supermax to show us the way to deal with that strategy. If this fails, then we may start to think about potential changes ;). I'm in agreement with this. I think it's too early to sa...
by Diplomaticus
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening
Replies: 69
Views: 10449

Re: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening

So, we'll now fast-forward to the spring of 1940. Muddy weather prevented any dramatic developments, but when the skies cleared in March, I was able to quickly give the coup de grace to France. Rejecting the Armistice was 100% out of the question. The entire French fleet was intact. The Armee de l'a...
by Diplomaticus
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening
Replies: 69
Views: 10449

Re: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening

AXIS GRAND STRATEGY I'll back up here and comment on my overall approach to this game. As soon as Max challenged me to a rematch I was intimidated. Max is a ferocious opponent, and his way of hitting you early and often--and always where you least expect it--had me spooked before I'd played a single...
by Diplomaticus
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening
Replies: 69
Views: 10449

Re: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening

While all of that fun stuff is happening down in sunny Portugal, we can see what the Germans can do, even in wintry weather, against the reduced Allied forces back home. Here's the December 10, 1939 turn: http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg526/Lugupal/vMax212-10-39France.png and December 30: http...
by Diplomaticus
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening
Replies: 69
Views: 10449

Re: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening

The Allied takeover of Portugal is a 3-turn endeavor. You've already seen turn 1 (11/20/1939). Here are the next two turns in the sequence (12/10 & 12/30/39): http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg526/Lugupal/vMax212-10-39Lisbon.png http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg526/Lugupal/vMax212-30-39Lisb...
by Diplomaticus
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening
Replies: 69
Views: 10449

Re: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening

Well, well, well. That little posting sure created a stir. Unlike the Dyle Plan, I don't see the "Lisbon Opening" becoming anything more than a kind of trick play. True, you do gain certain advantages, as people have pointed out: extra PP, a couple of ports on the Continent that Axis can't easily ge...
by Diplomaticus
Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening
Replies: 69
Views: 10449

Diplo v Max Rematch: The Lisbon Opening

Gang, Although I have so little time that my poor CEAW opponents have had to be very patient at times waiting for my moves, I want to do an AAR of my current game--a rematch between me and SuperMax, with me now taking the Axis side. I apologize in advance that I won't be able to do this in as much d...
by Diplomaticus
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: The Dyle Plan
Replies: 36
Views: 7114

Re: The Dyle Plan

The Bliz will only works well when Axis may get a five continue fair turn like Joe in the present AAR with Joe . :) Hmmm... I don't think I agree with this. Max has demonstrated that you don't need to be super-lucky with weather to make the Fall 1939 Blitz very effective. IMO, as long as your tacti...
by Diplomaticus
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: The Dyle Plan
Replies: 36
Views: 7114

Re: The Dyle Plan

Well done. But taking Liege by itself may not be enough to offset the numerous advantages of Morris' Dyle Plan. This needs to be part of a more comprehensive Axis response. It's too bad, too, because by merely threatening the possible use of the Dyle Plan, the German is forced to blunt his Poland at...
by Diplomaticus
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: The Dyle Plan
Replies: 36
Views: 7114

Re: The Dyle Plan

With his new & improved Dyle Plan, once again Mr. Morris has shown us all how the limits of CEAW GS can be tested by an innovative thinker. In the past, some of M's inventions, such as the armor/mech blob strategy, have resulted in us electing the tweak the rules to circumvent the exploit. I don't t...
by Diplomaticus
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : GS Open Beta
Topic: Beta
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Re: Beta

I, too, would like to see a general distribution of the latest version of the beta. Right now I'm playing 4 games, but only one of my opponents has the same version that I do, so we get "checksum" errors all the time. This is more than a nuisance. In one game, because my opponent had an earlier vers...
by Diplomaticus
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: The AAR of Dyle plan(Peterjfrigate Axis vs Morris Allies)
Replies: 209
Views: 26476

Re: The AAR of Dyle plan(Peterjfrigate Axis vs Morris Allies

I think the Axis made the best of a bad situation during mid-1940. I don't know what the position in England is like at this point, but the Axis should be able to take it in 1941 without too many problems given the footholds they have obtained and the significant British commitment (and presumable ...
by Diplomaticus
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: MILITARY HISTORY™ Commander - Europe at War : General Discussion
Topic: GS 2.1 Summary of DoW and Automatic Activations
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: GS 2.1 Summary of DoW and Automatic Activations

Finland surrender cities include all cities in Estonia--that includes the rail depot (Turku?).

French garrisons in the French colonies + Corsica appear when Italy enters the war.

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