From: Alexandria, VA
I'm starting this thread as a placeholder for an AAR I'd like to begin this week - with me handling the Allies in the 43 campaign against the AI. I've played one turn so far, mostly to re-familiarize myself with the controls of the game. I didn't do much - moved some fighters closer to the action in the UK, transferred 12th and Med units to Sicily, and conducted a lot of recon. My only bombing raids were medium bombers - I hit the ports at Cherbourg, Dunkirk, and Flanders, Typhoons hit the radar at Altmaark, and the Oboe-equipped Mossies hit a large Fuel location just NW of the Ruhr (RuhrBenzinWerk, or something like that).
In the Med, lots of recon, with minor raids on the radar installations in the toe of Italy.
Initial future plans:
8th AAF: Conduct recon, build up morale/experience. Targets: Rubber, CFAC/AFAC, OilS/R, ALUM, Electric within range of P-47 escorts (ie Low Countries and France). I'll probably work down the list in that order, throwing in any large ARM or FUEL sites that might also fit within range.
9th AAF: Support 8th AF, hitting similar targets, in addition to radar, Port and Air targets with identified or suspected LW fighter units. Will strike Rail targets in low countries as well.
12th AAF: Hit radar and Air targets in southern Italy, along with Rail targets until longer-ranged escorts become available. Push LW/Italian air units back up boot of Italy.
Med: Same as 12th AAF
BC: Use Oboe units to target specific large industries within Ruhr, focusing on Rubber, Fuel, and Alum where possible. Remainder of BC will be my main striking force for some time, so I must preserve it - ie no flights on moonlit nights, rest and rotate when possible. Personal rule: No striking cities outside of German territory. Oboe units can attack targets in low countries, however. Attempt to attrit LW nightfighters with ranger patrols, etc.
So that's it - I'm relearning the game, so feel free to comment and suggest ideas if anyone's following this. I won't post every turn, as I don't have that kind of time, but I'll try to post significant raids, etc.
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