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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 6/29/2013 7:41:11 PM   
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It is usually not the lack of MP or armaments that does the Axis in. It is just that after a while the USSR gets so many high CV units that they will have CV superiority wherever they chose.
As for -43, I expect to be pushed back, but it should not prove fatal. -44 on the other hand will be very hard....



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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 6/30/2013 9:10:47 AM   
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Turn 99

Overall
The mud means that neither side makes any attacks, although USSR movements forces me to withdraw some forces around the Crimea. No biggie, that can be retified the first turn the mud is gone.

Losses
USSR : 34.000 troops, 281 guns, 8 AFVs, 308 AC.
Axis : 22.000 troops, 107 guns, 16 AFVs, 11 AC.

Partisans
4 remain after we hunt down 7.

German Pools
Manpower : 174.270
Vehicles : 183.742
Armaments : 456.830
Hiwi : 1







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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 6/30/2013 11:50:30 AM   
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Dispite your complete and utter epic disaster of a 1941 offensive your in a very good position to get a draw.

I do not believe its wise for SHC to be building tank SU's, build only tank/cav/mech Corp.

They have higher MP's then infantry Corp.


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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/1/2013 7:18:19 PM   
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Good someone thinks I can get a draw, 'cause I do not


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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/1/2013 7:20:24 PM   
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Turn 100

Disclaimer
Short on time, quick update only.

Overall
The mud means that neither side makes any attacks, although USSR movements forces me to withdraw some forces around the Crimea. No biggie, that can be retified the first turn the mud is gone.

Losses
USSR : 33.000 troops, 267 guns, 8 AFVs, 111 AC.
Axis : 21.000 troops, 89 guns, 26 AFVs, 2 AC.

Partisans
6 remain after we hunt down 5.

German Pools
Manpower : 176.356
Vehicles : 184.895
Armaments : 481.335
Hiwi : 9







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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/2/2013 7:16:12 PM   
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Turn 101

Disclaimer
Forgot to take a screenshot this turn.

Overall
Still mud, but it is going away soon, so I did not dare wait another turn, but reactivated all divisions. This will increase my losses, but not doing so will most likely cost me some divisions...The Italians ran back home this turn, or rather, their generals did, and they took all their AC with them. No doubt the footsoldiers will go soon too.

Losses
USSR : 34.000 troops, 327 guns, 4 AFVs, 162 AC.
Axis : 24.000 troops, 162 guns, 35 AFVs, 22 AC.

German units disbanded
1 Luftflotte.

Partisans
4 remain after we hunt down 10.

German Pools
Manpower : 202.442
Vehicles : 188.231
Armaments : 511.497
Hiwi : 914

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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/3/2013 2:51:30 PM   
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Turn 102

Overall
Mud is mostly gone. We launch a few attacks merely to do something .
2 USSR attacks resulted in 2 helds, while our 6 attacks gave a result of 2 helds, 3 retreats and 1 rout.
From now on I suppose it will all be about reacting to USSR moves. Going to be interesting to see what Sean does.

Losses
USSR : 42.000 troops, 502 guns, 69 AFVs, 332 AC.
Axis : 27.000 troops, 213 guns, 56 AFVs, 34 AC.

Partisans
With the mud gone, our anti partisan work is made easier, and we eliminate all 10.

German Pools
Manpower : 212.300
Vehicles : 192.255
Armaments : 543.560
Hiwi : 18







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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/4/2013 5:42:54 PM   
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Turn 103

Overall
The first USSR offensive move is not too successful, and we eliminate the threat with our counterattacks (see below). The only (dang do not know the correct English phrase for "skår i gleden" ) thing that would have made the turn even better would have been the routing of the last USSR stack. It stood up against three deliberate attacks .
31 USSR attacks gave a result of 22 (!!) helds, 1 scouted, 7 retreats and 1 surrender (a lonely fortified zone I forgot about). Our 13 counterattacks gave 5 helds (3 against the same stack...), 7 retreats and 2 routs.

Losses
USSR : 21.000 troops, 485 guns, 257 AFVs, 186 AC.
Axis : 35.000 troops, 324 guns, 102 AFVs, 28 AC.
To give an indication as to how out of whack the casualties report is, I tallied USSR troop casualties from combat alone (ie not including attrition), and it came to 66.000, or slightly above 3x what is reported...

Partisans
All 11 are delt with, I am sure gonna miss that Italian mechanized unit when it goes...

German Pools
Manpower : 216.525
Vehicles : 200.099
Armaments : 551.265
Hiwi : 17








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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/5/2013 10:07:46 AM   
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Turn 104

Overall
As expected, the USSR tank corps is freed by new attacks this turn, but the good news is that at the end of our turn, the line is restored once more. I am torn between splitting up my panzers like Pelton has done with good results, and keeping them as a counterattack force. For the time being, I go with the latter.
26 attacks by the USSR resulted in 15 helds and 11 retreats, but the number of retreats is misleading since 4 of those are against Rumanians behind the immediate line, whos only purpose is to slow the attacker down.
We launched 14 attacks and scored 2 helds, 8 retreats and 4 routs.

Losses
USSR : 83.000 troops, 1.188 guns, 674 AFVs, 536 AC.
Axis : 51.000 troops, 700 guns, 134 AFVs, 73 AC.
A violent turn. I did not check the USSR numbers to see if they are correct, but it seems they might be.
I am happy with the ratio in the air and between the tanks, but not with the troop and gun ratio.

Partisans
Only 8 appeared this turn, and they did so within easy reach of my units, so all are gone.

German Pools
Manpower : 202.742
Vehicles : 205.316
Armaments : 531.754
Hiwi : 3








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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/5/2013 11:16:05 AM   
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this is shaping up to be rather fascinating.

seems as if, for the moment at least, you've managed what could be described as a mobile stalemate. You are able to repair any punctures into your lines so its interesting to see how long you can manage that before the Soviets manage a permanent lodgement

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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/5/2013 11:31:20 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: loki100

this is shaping up to be rather fascinating.

seems as if, for the moment at least, you've managed what could be described as a mobile stalemate. You are able to repair any punctures into your lines so its interesting to see how long you can manage that before the Soviets manage a permanent lodgement


That will be as soon as Sean realize that I push him back from the holes he makes. He will then (should atleast) switch to a broader front, and eliminate my fortifications in a large area. At that point I will have to fall back


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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/6/2013 10:32:16 AM   
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Turn 105 aka do not do recon flights if you want to keep your morale up

Overall
Ok, I rarely do recon flights at this point, as I have a general idea. But every once and again I do fly some, just to see if there is any change in the USSR setup. There was not, but it did make I clear just how many units are out there...
We still hold the USSR back, but I will soon have to shorten my line somehow I fear. That might get ugly. This turn the USSR launched 25 attacks, scoring 17 helds and 8 retreats. That is simply not good enough if they intend to crack my line, but it is weakening me somewhat every turn. How I wish I could spew forth units like the Red Army .
We launched 11 attacks and scored 4 helds and 7 retreats. The main reason for our helds is ofc USSR reserve activation. More or less 3 per attack is a given these days.

Losses
USSR : 79.000 troops, 1.145 guns, 179 AFVs, 614 AC.
Axis : 56.000 troops, 746 guns, 165 AFVs, 142 AC.
This turn is worse than the previous in kill ratios. Not good. The high number of AC lost is due to my recon missions.

Partisans
All 9 are delt with.

German Pools
Manpower : 188.992
Vehicles : 211.003
Armaments : 512.518
Hiwi : 10
Losing aproxomately 12k MP per turn now...






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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/7/2013 10:40:05 AM   
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Turn 106

Overall
The USSR punches a large hole in the front and send some units through. It looked rather grim, but we were able once more to restore the situation. I am hoping to hold this line until mud, but I am not so sure anymore. It might be too long for my troops to be able to hold. We shall see.
24 USSR attacks resulted in 11 helds, 12 retreats and 1 rout, while our 18 attacks gave 5 helds, 12 retreats and 1 rout.

Losses
USSR : ??.000 troops, ??? guns, ??? AFVs, ??? AC.
Axis : ??.000 troops, ??? guns, ??? AFVs, ??? AC.
Fubar again...

Axis units destroyed
The 702nd SP Infantry Gun Company is destroyed, while most of the Italians miss pasta so much that they head back home.

Partisans
We wipe out all 11.

German Pools
Manpower : 179.015
Vehicles : 213.102
Armaments : 491.891
Hiwi : 18






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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/8/2013 12:38:19 PM   
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Turn 107

Overall
Sean pushes through the hole he created last turn, and sends an armour division or brigade to run around a little, but we recover the ground with ease, and even regain a little more ground as to compared to last turn. I am actually glad he is attacking in the same location, as that makes things easier for me. Firstly, I already have forces at hand to deal with the problem, and more importantly, it means he is not attacking the rest of my line. 19 USSR attacks this turn, 9 helds, 1 scouted, 8 retreats and 1 rout. We only did 6 attacks, but scored 5 retreats and 1 rout.
Atm my major concern is the withdrawal of one of the panzer divisions in the Crimea area. I need to find something else to send down there, just not sure what.

Losses
USSR : 70.000 troops, 843 guns, 190 AFVs, 362 AC.
Axis : 47.000 troops, 656 guns, 81 AFVs, 70 AC.

Partisans
We wipe out all 16.

German Pools
Manpower : 163.975
Vehicles : 216.630
Armaments : 472.995
Hiwi : 147
My major grief in terms of my pools, is the usual. I am running out of parking spaces for my Tigers and StuGs, while I lack pretty much everything else. Ad-Hoc units were widely used by the Germans during WWII. I want to create the Ad-Hoc 439th Pz.Div, loaded with 150 Tigers and 600 StuGs!!!! (that way they will have spares ready for them)







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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/8/2013 12:57:24 PM   
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Quite honestly, you are in surprisingly good shape here, the Soviet is starting to fall behind schedule. The Soviet is trying to fight a mobile battle prematurely and playing to your strengths. He's not winning enough fights to grind your army.

I'm not seeing anywhere near enough rifle corps here.

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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/8/2013 2:01:33 PM   
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I know, and besides as mentioned, that he is attacking my line at the same location over and over is a good thing as well. I am losing a lot of MP and armaments per turn though, so he might grind me down in the end I suppose.


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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/8/2013 2:06:55 PM   
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He will grind you down, but he is unlikly to do so before the end of summer.
Be wary though. All this attacking in one place might be a trick to lure all your reserves there in order to strike somewhere else...

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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/8/2013 2:38:51 PM   
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I haven't seen any reserves anywhere but in the Crimea and in AGS, so I am not sure he has that many. And I am digging drastically now, so I can hopefully start withdrawing come mud, which allows me to shorten my line considerably.


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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/8/2013 5:21:16 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: terje439

I haven't seen any reserves anywhere but in the Crimea and in AGS, so I am not sure he has that many. And I am digging drastically now, so I can hopefully start withdrawing come mud, which allows me to shorten my line considerably.


Terje


What does your OOB look like, arm pool and manpower pool?

Shortest distance to Berlin?

The blizzard is a good thing once GHC goes over to defensive.

My strategy as GHC on defensive is to hold the line as far east as possible starting late 42. The German army can hold the line for a long time even vs a huge 2.0 army, you have to build a 40 mile thick line, diggers in a 5th row. Your better of letting SHC grind itself down as it grinds you down. You have to have right command structure so your getting 12-20 SU commited to each battle + panzer regiments. Disband 30-40 Corp and LW HQ's for an extra 250,000 men for rifle squads, this has to be done starting in mid 1942.


http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3146387&mpage=7

If and when you start getting driven and not just pushed its almost impossible to stop the train wreck again.

Once you get the distance to Berlin in hexes = to turns left you have a draw. You can layer a 1 hex turn by turn with drawal. Infantry in front with panzer units broken down in 2nd line. You have a ton of reserves once you get to Germany with plus with the + 58 divisions from August to February 44 as reinforsement. Double stacks with panzer reserves will be normal by Warsaw.

And if Flaviusx is right which he generally is with SHC. Then SHC will more then likely have a truck issue greatly slowing down SHC thrust.

Rout as many Cav and tank units as you possibly can.

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7 games ended in 42 (5-0-2)
8 games ended in 43 (2-3-3)
4 games ended in 44 (0-1-3)



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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/9/2013 1:55:22 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Pelton
1. What does your OOB look like, arm pool and manpower pool?
2. Shortest distance to Berlin?
3. Disband 30-40 Corp and LW HQ's for an extra 250,000 men for rifle squads, this has to be done starting in mid 1942.
4. If and when you start getting driven and not just pushed its almost impossible to stop the train wreck again.
5. Rout as many Cav and tank units as you possibly can.


1. Will post after I have done the turn (aka 20 mins or so)
2. Will count
3. Tad late now since we are mid -43
4. Agreed 100%.
5. Oh I am, I just love when Sean leaves some of them exposed


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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/9/2013 2:22:02 PM   
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Turn 108

Overall
A surprising (good one even) turn. A few attacks from Sean, and no deep drive to force me to retake empty land. If this keeps up, things are looking up I suppose . Doubt they will though.
11 USSR attacks resulted in 7 helds and 4 retreats, while our 5 attacks gave 1 held and 4 retreats. I still have my railroad repair guys alive, and they repair any partisan damage to my rails the same turn, so falling back should not be too big an issue either.

Losses
USSR : 58.000 troops, 704 guns, 71 AFVs, 554 AC.
Axis : 38.000 troops, 351 guns, 54 AFVs, 104 AC.
Hmm, I am not too happy, nor too displeased with the kill ratio the LW achieves. Would have liked to see ti somewhat higher though.

Partisans
13 appear, only the one hiding in the Pripjet remain for now.

Shortest distance from the front to Berlin
79 hexes.

German Pools
Manpower : 144.104
Vehicles : 220.557
Armaments : 470.436
Hiwi : 6

Let us take a closer look at some pool numbers...
Guess I will have to shoot Speer soon.
1.
Rifle Sqd - 0
Motorized Rifle Sqd - 0
Submachine Gun Sqd - 228
Security Sqd - 719

2.
28mm AT guns - 228
75mm AT guns - 0
88mm AT guns - 0

3.
20mm AA guns - 175
88mm AA guns - 0

4.
PzIVh - 8
Panther - 0
Tiger - 171
StuG IIIg - 768
StuH42 - 189

Driving me mad?! Nooooo.







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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/9/2013 3:46:28 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: terje439

Turn 108

Overall
A surprising (good one even) turn. A few attacks from Sean, and no deep drive to force me to retake empty land. If this keeps up, things are looking up I suppose . Doubt they will though.
11 USSR attacks resulted in 7 helds and 4 retreats, while our 5 attacks gave 1 held and 4 retreats. I still have my railroad repair guys alive, and they repair any partisan damage to my rails the same turn, so falling back should not be too big an issue either.

Losses
USSR : 58.000 troops, 704 guns, 71 AFVs, 554 AC.
Axis : 38.000 troops, 351 guns, 54 AFVs, 104 AC.
Hmm, I am not too happy, nor too displeased with the kill ratio the LW achieves. Would have liked to see ti somewhat higher though.

Partisans
13 appear, only the one hiding in the Pripjet remain for now.

Shortest distance from the front to Berlin
79 hexes.

German Pools
Manpower : 144.104
Vehicles : 220.557
Armaments : 470.436
Hiwi : 6

Let us take a closer look at some pool numbers...
Guess I will have to shoot Speer soon.
1.
Rifle Sqd - 0
Motorized Rifle Sqd - 0
Submachine Gun Sqd - 228
Security Sqd - 719

2.
28mm AT guns - 228
75mm AT guns - 0
88mm AT guns - 0

3.
20mm AA guns - 175
88mm AA guns - 0

4.
PzIVh - 8
Panther - 0
Tiger - 171
StuG IIIg - 768
StuH42 - 189

Driving me mad?! Nooooo.




The stug issue is still broken and will probably never get fixed before wite 2. SG squads is also very important as they are far more powerfull then they should be.

108 to 79 ( - 29) is not a bad ratio at this time adding in 4 full mud seasons, plus your OOB looks good so far. If you can stay above 3.5 million come Jan 44 and have a positive turn to hex ratio you have a good chance at a draw.

Plane ratio is ok if that's bombers and recon, plus fighters. Fighters only should be closer to 10-1





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7 games ended in 42 (5-0-2)
8 games ended in 43 (2-3-3)
4 games ended in 44 (0-1-3)



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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/10/2013 4:45:14 PM   
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Turn 109

Overall
Some good and some bad news this turn. The good news is that Sean is now attacking the Fins. They do nothing, and are no threat in any way since LG was never taken, but if he wants to lose troops attacking them, that is fine with me. The bad news is that for some reason Erich von Manstein travelled some 10 hexes to the front and got himself killed... Apart from that, a quiet turn. 20 USSR attacks gave 10 helds, 1 scouted and 9 retreats, but once more in areas where our forts are already gone. Our 6 attacks gave 1 held, 4 retreats and 1 rout. The rout was 2 Cavalry Corps and 1 Tank Corps. That has got to hurt his vehicle pool some I hope.

Losses
USSR : 67.000 troops, 825 guns, 198 AFVs, 737 AC.
Axis : 43.000 troops, 602 guns, 75 AFVs, 88 AC.
This is how I like to see the LW perform!

Partisans
All 9 are delt with.

Number of finished forts this turn
11.

German Pools
Manpower : 132.162
Vehicles : 225.407
Armaments : 465.931
Hiwi : 5







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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/12/2013 3:50:49 PM   
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Turn 110

Overall
Ok, Finland will fall, there is no doubt. However this will not really free up that many USSR units, and it costs time, so it is a trade I am willing to take. The USSR once more attacks our line, but as usual they are only successful in those locations where our forces are not entrenched. In fact, on the fronline, the USSR lose hexes this turn, especially in the Crimea area. And USSR OOB is constant, and Sean has admitted a lack of points, so it does not seem any more units are being produced atm.
Anyway, 30 USSR attack resulted in 19 helds, 1 scouted and 10 retreats, or a 33% success rate. Our 3 attacks gave 3 retreats this turn.

Losses
USSR : 70.000 troops, 833 guns, 271 AFVs, 576 AC.
Axis : 43.000 troops, 589 guns, 60 AFVs, 97 AC.
At the same time, Germany alone received 46.000 troops as reinforcements this turn!

Partisans
We manage to eliminate all 13.

German Pools
Manpower : 122.675
Vehicles : 231.161
Armaments : 465.685
Hiwi : 1







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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/13/2013 1:27:42 AM   
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amazing that he is wasting 300.000 men in the north instead of wearing down your german troops with this 10 corps. but like napoleon said "if you see a enemy makeing a mistake do not interrupt him".:)

you are doing well terje and after all that beating you get a german defensive expert for sure. you have a intact army and room to give up. this time berlin will be save propably.:)

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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/13/2013 5:57:41 AM   
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ORIGINAL: bigbaba

amazing that he is wasting 300.000 men in the north instead of wearing down your german troops with this 10 corps. but like napoleon said "if you see a enemy makeing a mistake do not interrupt him".:)

you are doing well terje and after all that beating you get a german defensive expert for sure. you have a intact army and room to give up. this time berlin will be save propably.:)


Thank you.
To Sean's defence though, this is his first game ever to go into -43, so he is in unfamiliar waters. And then ofc, I am playing now for the draw, and besides it would be impolite of me to tell him what to do .

Actually, I am thrilled that he sent those corps formation to Finland, as if he had sent them to Crimea I would HAVE to fall back to the new line immediately. And that line is not yet completed.

That being said, his -41 and -42 were really good, as was his use of reserve activation.


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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/13/2013 6:39:39 AM   
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Turn 111

Overall
9 more forts completed this turn, at this pace I will have a secondary and tertiary line in place rather soon. As to Finland, I guess I have to read up on the rules on her surrender. Is it when one of her hexes flip, or when she loses a city? She is doomed, but the longer I can keep her in, the longer Sean will keep his forces there.
Not much happening really, the USSR keep forcing those of my divisions not in forts to retreat (the same divisions over and over), and keeps banging his head against those divisions still entrenched without making any headway. Those divisions that are forced to retreat over and over have been given a reduced TOE percentage, and as the front shortens, they will be merged, so apart from losing some morale (which they rebuild by counterattacking and winning), I see no problem with this. Sean also keeps sending some fast units through two gaps in my line to flip some hexes. Fine, let him use his forces to do so, as I recover those hexes the next turn again, and there are no crucial rails that are being destroyed.
18 helds and 7 retreats amount to a total of 25 USSR attacks this turn. We only did 7, and scored 1 held and 6 retreats. Not too happy about the held, but guess I will have to take it...

Losses
USSR : ??.000 troops, ??? guns, ??? AFVs, ??? AC.
Axis : ??.000 troops, ??? guns, ?? AFVs, ?? AC.
Fubar once more.

Partisans
10 appear, none remain. I use cavalry units mainly to hunt them down now that the Italians are gone.

German Pools
Manpower : 113.050 (-9.500)
Vehicles : 236.707 (+5.500)
Armaments : 474.044 (+8.500)
Hiwi : 17







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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/13/2013 8:06:58 PM   
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Turn 112

Overall
So, the Italians surrendered...Not gonna change anything now is it
Not the best of turn as too many of our attacks failed, and the USSR has upped the pressure out of Crimea.
12 USSR attacks gave 8 helds and 4 retreats (2 in the Crimea-area), while our 13 attacks gave a result of 5 helds and 8 retreats. Not good enough!

Losses
USSR : 74.000 troops, 998 guns, 172 AFVs, 565 AC.
Axis : 42.000 troops, 599 guns, 75 AFVs, 89 AC.

Partisans
All 9 are taken care of.

German Pools
Manpower : 106.290
Vehicles : 240.389
Armaments : 480.436
Hiwi : 2







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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/14/2013 9:02:39 AM   
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Turn 113 aka Confused

Overall
Finland surrendered, yet my reports show no combat up there...?????....Oh well, knew it was a matter of time, but had hoped for a few more turn...
Anyway, this was not a good turn. We are very near a breaking point now, and my panzers are in desperate need of some rest as well. Mud cannot come soon enough at this time. 29 USSR attacks resulted in 15 helds, 12 retreats, 1 rout (PzDiv) and 1 shatter (Ru. Inf.). Our 17 counterattacks gave a poor result with 7 helds, 9 retreats and 1 rout. the helds would probably not have taken place if the panzers were a little more rested I suppose...

Losses
USSR : 78.000 troops, 1.062 guns, 484 AFVs, 616 AC.
Axis : 55.000 troops, 814 guns, 112 AFVs, 81 AC.

Partisans
All 10 are taken care of.

German Pools
Manpower : 95.124
Vehicles : 254.141
Armaments : 468.326
Hiwi : 1
Although my MP is dropping, we still have "reserves" in terms of airbases, forts and FBDs that can be disbanded.







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RE: Laugh n a 1/2 - No Manstein63 - 7/15/2013 9:27:44 AM   
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Turn 114

Overall
Aha, found out why Finland flipped. I tend to work on a rather zoomed out view when moving lots of troops. From that angle I missed a tiny dot-city inside Finland but right on the border. Silly Fins, that city was doomed from the start!
Anyway. this time Sean decided to try to bag some of my stacks. Both in the northern part of AGC and in the AGCr (Crimea :P) he trapped one stack. AGC I merely managed to reopen the pocket, but in AGCr we turned the table on him (see below). The fact that we are still a long way from mud is not to my liking, but I want to hold the current line for as long as possible. But if I hold it too long, that will spell disaster. Right now it is determined on a turn to turn basis. In AGC, some of my more worn down units will be swapped with the units that have been digging forts in the rear, as these are now well rested. AGCr however is a considerable issue, and one I cannot really eliminate, I just hope to be able to contain it for now.
Lots of action this turn in other words. 36 USSR attacks resulted in 19 helds, 1 scouted and 16 retretats, compared to out 6 helds, 20 retreats and 1 rout, for a total of 27 attacks.

Losses
USSR : ??.000 troops, ??? guns, ??? AFVs, ??? AC.
Axis : ??.000 troops, ??? guns, ??? AFVs, ??? AC.
Please fix this for Wite 2.0....

Partisans
We take out all 13.

German Pools
Manpower : 83.514
Vehicles : 256.975
Armaments : 451.583
Hiwi : 16






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