falco148 -> RE: TriumphReich (2/23/2017 8:15:53 AM)
Its been a while since this epic was updated so I thought I'd better get one done. Alas, I was going to post screenshots but I don't appear to be able to do so on
this site so we'll just press on.
Feb'43, Western front: A combined British/Canadian invasion force has all but taken Norway. Oslo was taken in January after fierce resistance from a German battle
group that included heavy tank-destroyers. Narvick was also taken after strong German resistance. There is now only a German occupied port in the far north to
capture before the invasion will be complete. Hopefully it wont be too long before we will be able to wave to the Russians across the border advancing across
northern Finland! Some units were turned over to Norwegian control to guard strategic areas and cities. The remaining Allied units are being reorganized and
resupplied for the assault on the mainland. Free Norwegian units are returning from exile in the UK.
An American amphibious assault took place in Denmark two months ago. Initially battle groups under the commands of Patton & Deevers landed in northern
Denmark. Some supply problems have occurred but the landings have generally been successful. Expected strong pockets of German infantry have been curiously
absent. Aircraft and AA guns are in plentiful supply, though Allied fighters have coped well enough with this it seems. Aarhus & the Keil shipyard have been
taken by the Americans. Allied aircraft are regrouping in captured airfields. Vicious sea battles between Allied subs/destroyers and German subs/destroyers
have taken place off the Denmark coast. It appears that the Allies have the upper hand but this could be deceptive with perhaps some Nazi subs escaping into
the murky depths.
Last month a combined force of Guards Armoured British heavy tanks and paratroopers landed on the outskirts of Copenhagen. An initial assault was repulsed with
considerable losses. Hopefully heavy bombers and artillery can soften up Copenhagen in the coming months.
This month another British landing took place under the command of 1st Armour Lumsden west of the German shipyard of Wilhelmshaven. Fierce battles occurred
although the landing can be said to be successful albeit not without supply difficulties. Also combined Canadian armour/infantry and artillery landed this
month north of Amsterdam. The priority now will be to keep these units adequately supplied under battle conditions.
On other fronts, there has been a successful assault on Greece by Freyburg's elite New Zealanders with Australians in support. German resistance appears to be
light. However in N.Africa Rommel's Africa Corps have slowly but surely been pushing British and ANZAC troops back, although the situation is far from critical.
The priority now will be to reinforce Allied troops in N.Africa with heavier AT and armoured infantry.
Lastly there was a German landing in Plymouth, England two months ago. Happily, this has been solely confined to Plymouth with US artillery and armour pulverising
the attacking troops. It appears the numbers of US troops opposing them was a complete surprise to the Germans.