BattlevonWar (Axis) vs Vokt (Allies)

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Post by Vokt » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:18 pm

Turn 17. July 17, 1940.

After clearing of French units the approaches to Paris, the city ended almost surrounded by the Germans. In Allies turn, one last French counterattack, halved a German corps unit.

Egypt and Irak joined the Allies.
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Re: BattlevonWar (Axis) vs Vokt (Allies)

Post by BattlevonWar » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:14 am

Ahh, Wonderful and detailed AAR, I am very pleased to see the time and effort put forward here and I have read every line with interest. I will say that my opponent turned out to be a much tougher player at defense than I would have first thought. Up with the best at defending France, when I got into France after taking Belgium I saw a perfectly planned defense of the countryside just about and expected to a lose a Panzer but the payback was 2 mechs, inevitably you will lose to the French something, unless you play safe. I gambled, I sometimes like to.

As far as the justification for Holland, it's a better strategic position if a Dyle is performed and not knowing this opponent I wanted one up on him in case that was a possible outcome. Secondly, had Poland been a slight bit more easy, my Tanks/Mechs would have finished in a good point to be operated to attack Belgium in a Blitz if I wanted. It left the strategic door open. Lastly, my opponent got a little luck with the dice in keeping the Dutch alive(he mentioned). Whether my strategic thinking is warped or incorrect is hard to say, it was expensive but I like how it does keep my opponent on his toes as to what else is possible, and much is. Belgium did not spawn full strength and the Strato keep the Dutch PPs out of the game(until later)...

Norway and Denmark, was a bad idea. The weather inevitably turns in the early months and it would have been a cakewalk with 1 tac to aid in the take down. I gambled again, with the weather but again as I said I like to take chances. Seeing my opponent as a bit better than I am I know that to win straight up is not likely.

P.S. I have just captured Paris and I do not call my losses the worst I have faced. Manpower was the worst hit, my Air did not do so bad. Though the RAF did not pitch in it's full might to help(protecting for a possible Sea Lion I suspect) The worst part of things is late Summer take down of Paris. The option to reject Vichy was on the table and it may be a strategic blunder I did not take it but I will let that go. (Under 35 Air Step losses and under 35 Mech/Tank losses for me in taking France is acceptable)

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Post by Vokt » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:23 pm

Turn 18. August 6, 1940.

Both France and Norway surrendered this turn to Germany. Holland campaign was resumed.

Allied deployments for the Middle East and the Med commenced.
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Post by Vokt » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:50 pm

Turn 19. August 26, 1940.

No matter the wide air support that Luftwaffe is providing in Holland, this country is resisting all Axis attacks. Italians have joined the Germans in this campaign.
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Post by Vokt » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:30 pm

Turn 20. September 15, 1940.

Dutch corps was halved in strength due to Axis attacks.
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Post by Vokt » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:39 pm

Turn 21. October 5, 1940.

Hague is suffering so much from the continuous Axis attacks that its supply level downed to 1. If we add to that that Dutch corps is now at low strength, the city should fall on the next turn

Med. Italian Aarmy is evacuating North Africa.

Allies turn. In the Med, Syria was DOWed and conquered. In Egypt, British army is on the move and ready to enter Libya.
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Post by Vokt » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:53 pm

Turn 22. October 25, 1940.

After more than a year of resistance, Dutch army surrendered to the Germans.
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Post by Vokt » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:43 pm

Turn 23. November 14, 1940.

Med. After the Italian army was evacuated from NA, the Brits continued with their unopposed advance in Libya. No sign of any Axis unit.
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Post by Vokt » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:06 pm

Turn 24. December 4, 1940.

British entered empty Tobruk.
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Post by Vokt » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:40 pm

Turn 25. December 24, 1940.

A convoy with 32 PP's reached the UK. So far, out of 233 PP's carried by convoys from the start of the game, only 29 have been lost due to sub attacks.
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Post by Vokt » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:04 pm

Turn 26. January 13, 1941.

ASW upgrades were applied to RN DD's.
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Post by Vokt » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:21 pm

Turn 27. February 2, 1941.

Increasing convoy-attcking activity of German subs in the Atlantic.

Bengazhi was taken by the British without a fight.
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Post by Vokt » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:04 pm

Turn 28. February 22, 1941.

ASW upgrades are starting to take effect and so, German subs that are now daring to attack even escorted convoys, are getting some damage.
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Post by Vokt » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:29 pm

Turn 29. March 14, 1941.

Brits entered Tripoli in Libya.
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Post by Vokt » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:12 pm

Turn 30. April 3, 1941.

Now that they have got Libya for free, the Brits are considering to invade Vichy French NA.
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Post by Vokt » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:54 pm

Turn 31. April 23, 1941.

German subs attacking convoys activity is reaching its peak, with a total of 5 units now operating in the Atlantic. No surprise that the ratio mentioned in a last post has changed now to 328/108, a significant increase in PP's lost.
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Post by Vokt » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:20 pm

Turn 32. May 13, 1941.

Barbarossa started. A strong German army, supported by Luftwaffe crossed USSR borders and took Brest-Litovsk, Kaunas and Vilna.
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Post by Vokt » Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:22 pm

Turn 33. June 2, 1941.

Minsk, Riga and Zhitomir were all seized by Axis forces. Lvov and Vinnitsa still hold. Numerous pockets along the Eastern front have been formed.

British will invade Vichy NA. A large fleet has sailed from the UK for landings in Oran and Casablanca. From Libya, it will be launched an offensive by land aimed at taking Tunisia.
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Post by Vokt » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:39 pm

Turn 34. June 22, 1941.

Scores of Soviet cities falling in Axis hands now. Red Army resistance is almost null.
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Re: BattlevonWar (Axis) vs Vokt (Allies)

Post by Cybvep » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:02 pm

Interesing. Invasion of the NA in 1941 is not a common sight, but of course, most players don't abandon Libya in 1940-1941. The problem is that the Germans will get free PPs from southern France. On the other hand, everything that distracts the Axis from the Eastern Front in 1941-1942 is a boost. You could try to invade Norway, too, or feint an invasion there, especially since the Kriegsmarine is stationed in the Gulf of Finland.

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