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Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:13 pm
by Vokt
*EDIT: due to some problems with the image hosting website, some of the images of this AAR were lost. Content of the posts has been edited accordingly*

Hi there. After several months out from CEAW GS I came back for a game. It will be against Plaid with which I have already played several times. This will be played with beta 3.2 files so this game will be sort of a test too. Although the list below show main changes to include on 3.2, these are not definitive since as I have mentioned this update is currently under testing:

1. Increased air and naval ranges
2. Slight changes to weather chances
3. Russia can now rail in Romania and Bulgaria after those change to the Allied side
4. Some tech changes (mainly to do with air ranges)
5. Escorts now get XP for being adjacent to convoys
6. XP changes based upon which type of unit you attack. E. g. less when attacking garrisons and more when attacking elite
7. XP awarded is based upon difference in XP level. You get more XP attacking experienced units and less when attacking rookie units
8. Tech advances faster if a tech level or more behind the most advanced country (simulates espionage). Can even advance without labs.
9. Movement allowance for air and naval units now change with techs. Air range is also increased. Used real air range table and simulated on the map to find better working ranges. So rebase won’t happen as often as before.

I will be playing allies this time.

Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:55 pm
by Vokt
Turn 1. September 1, 1939

As I have mentioned, I will be playing as Allies and my opponent as Axis. Plaid is a good player but I would say that is particularly good with Axis as you can check in a game (played 2 years ago) of which it was made an AAR too. In that game, the Axis brought strong assets to NA which made the allies retreat to Suez line and they had a hard time to expel the axis from Egypt and to advance to Tunis. Submarine campaign was one of the most successful I have seen. Finally, also to remember the strong opposition to 1944 Allied landings in France.

So let's start. Axis turn 1. German forces invaded Poland and took Lodz. They also reached vicinities of Warsaw.

Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:10 pm
by Vokt
Turn 2. September 21, 1939

Poland surrenders.

French army forming its defensive line.

Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:11 pm
by Vokt
Turn 3. October 11, 1939.

No Blitzkrieg at sight.

Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:44 pm
by Vokt
Turn 4. October 31, 1939.

Still fair weather.

No attacks to convoys so far.

Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:27 pm
by Vokt
Turn 5. November 20, 1939.

Northern convoy (13) was sunk when attacked by 2 u-boats.

Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:28 pm
by Vokt
Turn 6. December 10, 1939.

French army kepts on with its defensive preparations.

Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:30 pm
by Vokt
Turn 7. December 30, 1939.

Nothing happening.

Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:48 pm
by Vokt
Turn 8. January 19, 1940

No action.

Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:56 pm
by Vokt
Turn 9. February 8, 1940

German subs attacked escorted southern convoy (20) and sunk it:

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French DD attacked German sub but this unit evaded.

Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:01 pm
by Vokt
Turn 10. February 28, 1940.

Winter weather.

Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:28 pm
by Vokt
Turn 11. March 19, 1940.

Belgium and Holland were invaded. Brussels and Hague fell to the Germans. Panzer units spearheads reached Lille attacking and depleting French garrison in that city:

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Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:40 pm
by Vokt
Turn 12. April 8, 1940

Wehrmacht entered Lille and crossed the Oise river forming a bridgehead. Several French garrison units were destroyed:

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Allies made only repairing of units.

Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:55 pm
by Vokt
Turn 13. April 28, 1940.

Germans destroyed a total of 5 French army units: 3 garrisons, 1 corps and 1 of mech. Lorraine resource was seized. Furthermore a garrison in Lorraine sector and a French corps in the Oise were also attacked surviving at low strength:

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Allies turn. Somme river positions were abandoned, Allied units there retreating to Seine river. Some RAF attacks on German units in the Somme. Some RN shore bombing either:

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Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:23 pm
by Vokt
Turn 14. May 18, 1940.

Axis turn. Wehrmacht destroyed 3 French corps units arond Reims and took the city. Terrain left by retreating Allied units in the Somme was occupied:

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Allied turn. Ineffective French air forces attack. RAF fared better scoring a 3:3 vs a Luftwaffe fighter:

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Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:13 pm
by Vokt
Turn 15. June 7, 1940.

Wehrmacht made a broke through Allied positions along the Seine forming a bridgehead SE of Paris. 2 French army units (1 corps and 1 garrison) were killed in the process. This move was supported by an airborne operation. In Lorraine, front finally collapsed:

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Allies turn. BEF started to move to French English Channel ports in order to get back to UK. Unsuccesful French army counterattack on German paratroopers:

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Vokt

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:18 pm
by Vokt
Turn 16. June 27, 1940.

Paris fell and France surrendered to Germany. Italy joined the Axis.

Allies turn. Once RN Med was activated sub unit in Cyprus moved to spot possible Axis movements to reinforce NA. Australian DD in Malta left the island for Eastern Med.

Vokt

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:57 pm
by Vokt
Turn 17. July 17, 1940.

Axis turn. First Luftwaffe bombings of London. German submarines reappeared and attacked southern convoy.

In Allies turn, German sub evaded Canadian DD attack.

Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:00 pm
by Vokt
Turn 18. August 6, 1940.

German subs sunk southern convoy no matter being escorted. Bombings of London continued.

Allies turn. German subs evaded again.

Re: Plaid vs Vokt CEAW GS 3.2 beta AAR

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:03 pm
by Vokt
Turn 19. August 26, 1940.

London is halved in PP's because of the bombings.

Egypt and Iraq joins the Allies.