Hi Mr Quiet ;) hope we get our non-tourney game eventually back on track heh.
Regarding Aaminoff, yes, I had a Decisive Victory in late 42. I had 73 points, which is when Aaminoff conceded. In any case, Russia was so badly mauled, with 4-5 ground units left in the Urals. Japan had joined Barba when it launched Sp41. At this point, I left half the Wehrmacht, some 20 units in Kazan/Astrakhan, to destroy the last vestiges of the USSR in the Urals, and had already moved reserve/idle troops to the west to fend off any WAllies landing, which didn't come. No landing was possible anyhow, as the WAllies were still weak, and Russia was humbled. Whether he did or did not concede, the result would have been the same. I pretty much concentrated complete Axis output against Russia, except for my submarine warfare, which I did invest into also. As a matter of fact, I believe my submarines were giving my opponent quite the trouble....
My game against Christian (brown), me as Allies, is going extremely well too, and Barba hasn't started. Italy surrendered last turn (Su41), with a nice WAllies garrison there, and Greece had flipped in Sp41, which I proceeded to heavily reinforce as well. This coming Fa41, Christian does not have enough troops against either S. Italy or Greece to attack, and hence will most likely need to reinforce them with Barba troops, if he doesn't want more annoying advances into Fortress Europa. Russia is quite strong too, with a good balance of tech investment and inf/artillery. Some tanks were built, but not much. Christians strong point with germany is that he has 19 panzers. However, given the current situation, 38 inf (same PP cost) might have been more useful, as he could distribute them along threatened theaters. Panzers aren't at their most useful when garrisoning. We'll see what happens in Russia these next turns...
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