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Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 12/27/2012 1:01:27 PM   
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Now then guys ive started another EA game against Joao who has just whooped me as the Axis,Im taking the Axis this time and hope to get some payback .
Ive opted to take the pre war extra forces which gives me 2x lt pzr corps,2x PzrGr Divs a Para Div,A powerfull fighter unit some motor arty and recon and AT assets to offset this the Red Army gets 2 Mech Armies,3 Motor Armies and 3 Shock corps.
In the first few turns i moved forces east to the Polish frontier while making sure the west was garrisoned against any western aggresion then i elected to invade Poland.
My first turn was a failure ending after 1 combat round so we move on to the next turn shown below
This turn my Pzr and Motor corps forced there way through and surged east to Warsaw leaving the Polish frontier armies to the infantry.




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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 12/27/2012 1:07:51 PM   
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Turn 7 Third combat round the Germans are fighting hard to force there way to the suburbs of Warsaw.




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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 12/27/2012 1:13:25 PM   
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Turn 8 The 19th Aug 1939.

The end of the last turn saw the Germans get a good position to directly attack Warsaw and its defenders from multiple sides which enabled me to repeatedly attack the defenders and take the city digging in a Pzr corps to ensure no couter attack could retake the capital.




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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 12/27/2012 1:16:27 PM   
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Also on turn 8 the Red army continues its earlier attack on Persia(Iran),My Persians are no match for the Red Armies hordes and ive concentrated all available units around the capital Tehran




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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 12/27/2012 1:19:13 PM   
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Turn 9 The 26th Aug 1939

The Reds are closing in on Tehran all my troops are dug in now lets see how this plays out.




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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 12/28/2012 8:24:17 AM   
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You play EA under Toaw version 3.4? You've got gutts! Your defeat as the allies - was that played under 3.4 too?
However, I'll follow with interest What's your plan for '39? Yugoslawia and Norway? Benelux? The public needs infos!

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 12/28/2012 12:19:24 PM   
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The public needs infos!


And the opponent also...

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 12/28/2012 5:56:33 PM   
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You play EA under Toaw version 3.4? You've got gutts! Your defeat as the allies - was that played under 3.4 too?
However, I'll follow with interest What's your plan for '39? Yugoslawia and Norway? Benelux? The public needs infos!


Hey Cfant2 Yes were playing version 3.4.202 this version of EA has been modified to optimise play under the latest version all the details are available on the Gamesquad website.
As for what is going to happen in the remainder of 1939 no final decisions have been made yet the German army is still resting and regrouping.
News from the middle east see's the Pesrian capital Tehran fall to the Red Army who will be dealt with in due course.

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/9/2013 4:42:52 PM   
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Turn 17 the 21st October 1939

The Red army strikes again this time its the Baltic states that are the target of communism my eastern border will have to be dealt with soon.




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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/9/2013 4:49:50 PM   
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Turn 18 the 28th October 1939

The battle for the Baltic states is all but over my troops are about to surrender as Riga has being captured while ive chose to defend Kovno my mistake as in the 2012 version of EA Riga and not Kovno is the surrender trigger for the Baltic states




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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/9/2013 5:46:17 PM   
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Totally unrelated, but which graphics mod are you using. I like what I am seeing. Thanks

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/9/2013 6:15:56 PM   
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Totally unrelated, but which graphics mod are you using. I like what I am seeing. Thanks

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Hey Tom its called Photoscape its free and easy to use,

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/10/2013 11:13:05 AM   
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Ian:

Thank you for the information. Rather than me trying to reinvent the graphics you are using, would you mind posting your altgraphics file?

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/10/2013 11:50:45 AM   
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Isn't that the normal graphics of 3.4.?
However, where is the german war machine? Holiday in a) Norway b) Yugoslawia or c) France already ;) And what about Finland? Peaceful days or death in the snow?

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/10/2013 7:17:19 PM   
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Yes they are the standard graphics that come with version 3.4 i thought Tom was refering to the editor i use to produce the typimg and arrows on my screenshots.
As for the war more is on the way i cant reveal to much at the moment but at the pace we are progressing it wont be long.

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/11/2013 1:30:23 AM   
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See what happens when you spend a lot of time experimenting with different graphic mods. After a while you forget what you have. Sorry for being such a dolt.

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/11/2013 6:44:45 AM   
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Nice to see a new AAR. Eager to see more

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/13/2013 4:46:03 PM   
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Turn 38 the 17th March 1940

The Sitzkreig has ended with the Soviet Union declaring war upon Finland although there have been no clashes yet,Germany has invaded the Low countries which gives me a shock bonus for 2 turns so i hope to get the job done pretty fast.
The German infantry of Army group B supported by airborne units will take care of the Netherlands while Army group A will race across Belgium and get into a position to attack the French army.




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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/13/2013 5:25:54 PM   
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Turn 39 The 24th March 1940

The invasion of the Low countries continues i need to capture Brussels and Amsterdam this will cause the Belgian and Dutch armies to surrender leaving the way open for the assault on France but to my annoyance an early turn end ceases all combat operations for this turn,The Benalux survives another week




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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/15/2013 1:39:33 PM   
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hehe, the fins are tough guys, it will cost your opponent some time to fight them down. Maybe you can hold out until Barbarossa? :) I wonder, why your opponent didn't move into Belgium. This way, you only stand 6 Hex from Paris, and three turns of case yellow still ahead. Looks good :) To kick out Beglium and Netherlands within two turns needs luck, I guess. So no reason to worry about this ETE. Now go on and visit the city of love ;)

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/15/2013 5:29:22 PM   
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hehe, the fins are tough guys, it will cost your opponent some time to fight them down. Maybe you can hold out until Barbarossa? :) I wonder, why your opponent didn't move into Belgium. This way, you only stand 6 Hex from Paris, and three turns of case yellow still ahead. Looks good :) To kick out Beglium and Netherlands within two turns needs luck, I guess. So no reason to worry about this ETE. Now go on and visit the city of love ;)


Im not sure moving French units into Belgium is a wise move i dont tend to do this when i play as the Allies,I think my worthy opponent has built his French defences as deep as possible its harder to attack under 3.4,If you notice his French front line is made up of Infantry divs his big units are further back,I guess he is hoping that my units will be a bit low on readiness when they engage them.
Not sure what to expect in Finland he blows the bridges behind my front line but no attacks maybe he wont attack at all but he will get 3 Armd corps for the Red army for declaring war they will come in usefull.

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/16/2013 4:57:52 PM   
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Turn 40 The 31st March 1940

The Germans are closing in on victory in the Low countries Amsterdam is under attack,Brussels has fallen the Belgians will surrender next turn,The Whermacht can focus on the French now and attacks are being made on the French frontier forces so that when i take the case yellow option my shock bonus will be used fighting the main French army and not a few Divisions acting as a screen.




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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/19/2013 9:26:33 AM   
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Sure, one can see it that way (concerning "march into Belgium"). As the germans will push back any french line sooner or later, I'd prefer some hexes more as the allies  but it would be a bad scenario with only one right choice.
What I don't understand are the attacks on Antwerpen and this fleet-base in the netherlands. You took Brussels and Amsterdam will fall soon - so the troops in the other cities will disappear. Aren't it useless losses, if attacking the other cities now? Next turn you get them for free.

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/20/2013 4:15:43 PM   
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Sure, one can see it that way (concerning "march into Belgium"). As the germans will push back any french line sooner or later, I'd prefer some hexes more as the allies  but it would be a bad scenario with only one right choice.
What I don't understand are the attacks on Antwerpen and this fleet-base in the netherlands. You took Brussels and Amsterdam will fall soon - so the troops in the other cities will disappear. Aren't it useless losses, if attacking the other cities now? Next turn you get them for free.

Your absolutley right no need to attack Antwerp as i had captured Brussels the combat round before but the attack planner gave me massive odds for success for no losses so i tried it out and it happened as the planner predicted so nice to see, sometimes the planner is way out on predictions you get predicted heavy losses and no chance of succes and it works in your favour.
As for the unit attacking Rotterdam he is supposed to be attacking Amsterdam with the other units so i guess i clicked in the wrong hex ?? oops

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/20/2013 9:34:04 PM   
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Turn 41

The Belgian army has surrended but the Dutch fight on for another week,The German army is pushing into France and trying to reach the main French front line before i execute case yellow,Trying not to take to many losses however i will have to stop soon and regroup.




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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/27/2013 8:28:07 PM   
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Turn 43 The 21st April 1940

Case Yellow the invasion and conquest of France is under way,The Netherlands surrendered last turn and my units are at there start points ready to thrust onto Paris(the surrender trigger for the french army).
Im sure this will be a lot harder than normal with the 3.4 patch i just aim to capture Paris without to many losses, im not expecting to capture Paris or even be attacking Paris within the three turns of the case yellow shock bonus but i hope to be within a hex or two and in pretty good shape.




The Finish front remains quiet neither side has made any offensive moves although the bridges in Finland are blown my attempts to rebuild them dont often work and when succesfull they get blown again.

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/27/2013 8:46:04 PM   
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Turn 44 The 28th April 1940

Case yellow continues ive got two turns of posative shock left although some headway is made some heavy losses are taken some French units seem to stand there ground despite serious losses over multiple combat rounds.
The Luftwaffe is almost entirely providing direct combat support to help out my ground troops as much as posible.




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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/28/2013 8:50:15 AM   
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Where are all the French units? Your opponent should have enough to build a 2-3 hex strong defensive line from Swiss to the canal. Well, won't complain. On to Paris! Please tell us, how many HRS you have lost, when France surrenders. What's your plans regarding Italy?

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/28/2013 7:49:59 PM   
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Turn 45 The 5th May 1940

One turn of shock left the Germans drive on towards Paris and get within 50Km the French are dug in deep now mainly centred around the French capital my troops are begining to tire and my losses are begining to mount although they are not serious yet.After this turn i will have to halt the offensive while my units rest and refit.





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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 PBEM - 1/28/2013 7:56:07 PM   
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Where are all the French units? Your opponent should have enough to build a 2-3 hex strong defensive line from Swiss to the canal. Well, won't complain. On to Paris! Please tell us, how many HRS you have lost, when France surrenders. What's your plans regarding Italy?

I guess my opponent has decided that Paris is the only hex realy worth defending and has dug in his main units acordingly,I think the assault on Paris will be costly keep reading ,Thanks for your interest Cfant2

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