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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/10/2013 3:17:42 AM   
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September 9, 1939

All quiet on the Western and Norwegian fronts. Elements of the corps is still on Norwegian soil moving along the southern coastline, doing its thing. It may be receive air supply, so the French decide to dispatch a division to deal with the interloper.

Finnish Front South:

The Finnish Army redeploys and establishes a new line. Finnish GHQ seems determined to hold onto its last piece of the Mannerheim Line, perhaps expecting to be able to withdraw along the coastal road if needed. Red Army mechanized units resting around Leningrad go the long way around Lake Ladoga and form up for an attack planned for this week to break the new line in the north and capture Viipuri, trapping Finnish army units.






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/10/2013 3:18:17 AM   
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Finnish Front North:

The assault across the Kemijoki River begins. Soviet infantry attack and defeat a North Finnish Brigade and seize a bridgehead across the river. An assault is launched on the enemy forces on the coastal road. The turn promptly ends with 80% remaining. Something of a missed opportunity to blow through the new deployment in the south, which looked ripe for the plucking. Regardless, STAVKA believes it will not have nearly the trouble breaking this new line as it experienced on the Mannerheim Line.






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/14/2013 4:56:51 AM   
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The Germans withdraw from Norway at the sight of an approaching French division. In Finland, STAVKA declares this is the week when the Finns will be broken.... but it proves to be a premature declaration as the turn ends after one combat round with 90% of the turn remaining.

STAVKA laments spending over a month whittling away III Corps to achieve the opportunity of the last two weeks, only to have it wasted. The Finns will now fortify and STAVKA in both the north and south and must consider its next moves.

No screen capture. Look at last week's screen captures, everything is exactly as it was except the Finns have reached higher fortification levels now.

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/15/2013 4:55:31 AM   
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Germany launches a surprise attack on the Low countries! The Belgian and Dutch armies are caught completely off guard and are unable to react:






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/15/2013 4:55:57 AM   
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Finnish Front:

Positions remain unchanged. STAVKA decides it would be unwise to launch offensives while its generals fret to and fro about a battlefield a thousand kilometers away. The Finns meanwhile continue digging in entrenchments and fortify themselves for the inevitable Red Army assault.

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/16/2013 6:14:55 AM   
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Finnish front is quiet due to reorg and negative shock effects.

Low Countries:

The Dutch are reorganizing again as the Germans push north from Arnhem to reach the outskirts of Amsterdam. The Germans also seize and assault Antwerp with the obvious intention of putting the Belgians out of supply. The Germans probe the line in a few places and retreat the French defenders north of Sedan...






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/17/2013 2:21:12 AM   
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Finnish Front North:

With the end of negative shock, the Red Army recommences its assault on Finland. In the North, the defenders are mostly fresh, but are relatively small and only partially entrenched. Strong Red Army forces blast their way through and begin the long trip southwards towards Helsinki...






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/17/2013 2:21:32 AM   
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Finnish Front South:

Although IV Corps has recovered much of its readiness and supply, it has not replaced its losses. By contrast, the Soviet mechanized corps have recovered much of their readiness, supply and have replaced most of their losses. The mechanized corps commence a series of rotating assaults on IV Corps supported by the Red Air Force. Losses inflicted and sustained in these attacks are small, but add up. More importantly, IV Corps expends most of its supply fighting off these attacks while the Red Army simply rotates in fresh units.

It is only a matter of time before the Finns must react or the Red Army will break through.






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/17/2013 2:21:57 AM   
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Low Countries/French Front:

The Dutch are penned into "Fortress Holland" and simply dig in to await the inevitable assault. The Belgians are isolated by German forces, but an Allied counter-attack reopens a supply line to Brussels, however it will not hold...






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/17/2013 6:46:55 PM   
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Finnish Front North:

Finnish units struggle to retreat southwards, but Red Army control of the road ensures these northern forces will remain isolated and irrelevant as they starve in the harsh woodlands of Finland...





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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/17/2013 6:47:17 PM   
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Finnish Front South:

Red Army units continue the pressure on IV Corps, which is not able to recover as fast as it is being depleted. Only fresh reserves rotated into the line will maintain this position:






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/17/2013 6:47:43 PM   
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Low Countries/French Front:

The Belgians are isolated again, this time permanently. Amsterdam and Brussels are hit hard this week, but both manage to repulse German attacks. Without massive French intervention, both capital cities will be lost within the week. Unfortunately, the French are not in a position to intervene heavily and the fate of the Low Countries is sealed...





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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/18/2013 12:34:54 PM   
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Finnish Front North:

Red Army units continue to press onwards effectively unopposed. The remnants of the Finnish northern defence forces are scattered and strewn about out of supply in the woodlands.






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/18/2013 12:35:19 PM   
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Finnish Front South:

The Finns realizing they cannot sustain current positions begin a withdrawal. Red Army forces pursue but an early turn end after a single attack dashes STAVKAs hopes to take advantage of the Finnish transition...





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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/18/2013 12:35:43 PM   
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Low Countries/French Front:

The Germans launch a moderate number of relatively strong attacks, taking some ground. This does not appear to be a major push....







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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/18/2013 7:18:25 PM   
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Finnish Front North:

The main Red Army force in the region has pushed onwards to the south, but strong forces remain behind to keep Finnish stragglers trapped in the forests and off the roads necessary to supply the offensive further south....





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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/18/2013 7:18:45 PM   
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Finnish Front South:

Finnish forces withdraw towards choke points surrounding Helsinki. Red Army forces follow in hot pursuit and form up to prepare for the next phase of the offensive....





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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/18/2013 7:19:16 PM   
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French Front:

With the Low Countries knocked out of the war, the task of stopping the Germans falls to the French. German forces continue to push into France towards Paris...





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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/19/2013 6:06:12 AM   
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Finnish Front North:

Finnish units continue to attempt to withdraw to the south, but without road access Red Army units are able to intercept them and keep them penned in the forests.

Finnish Front South:

Red Army units push hard through the ad-hoc Finnish defences. The main effort is along the coast where relatively strong Finnish forces attempt to block Red Army access. Mechanized corps attack hard and Red Army armour and air power proves more than the unfortified Finnish defenders can bear...






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/19/2013 6:06:34 AM   
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French Front:

The Germans continue to push towards Paris. This seems to be a major attack with heavy attacks in several points along the line. The French are unable to stop the advances, but the Germans pay a price for every inch of ground taken.






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/20/2013 2:14:00 AM   
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Finnish Front North:

Intelligence analysts report that Sweden could enter the war on the Finnish side. Red Army units setup defensive positions along the Swedish border in preparation for this potential oucome.

Finnish Front South:

The Finns are broken. Red Army units break out and begin the final push towards Helsinki.






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/20/2013 2:14:17 AM   
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French Front:

The Germans continue to beat their way forward along a broad front. There is a small, but growing risk that the French might get knocked out before the Sitzkrieg. The Germans are certainly within striking distance of Paris, however German units have been pushed hard and are mostly run into the ground. The atacking force is in a poor state of readiness and supply across teh board but the heavy attacks continue. At this point, the Germans are finding fewer hexes occupied by single divisions and more hexes occupied by at least a corps, if not more.






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/20/2013 2:01:13 PM   
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Scandinavia is "concerned" about the Red Army approach towards Helsinki. Thus far, Scandinavia has not done more than express this concern.

Finnish Front:

Red Army units swarm towards Helsinki from all directions with only one objective - seize the city and end the war before winter stops all combat.






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/20/2013 2:01:34 PM   
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French Front:

The attacks generally come to an end with the furthest advance being 3 hexes from Paris. The Germans have pushed hard and paid a price, but they are within striking distance of Paris.






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/21/2013 2:01:17 AM   
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Finnish Front:

The Red Army smashes its way into Helsinki and firmly controls all of Finland.





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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/21/2013 2:01:48 AM   
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French Front:

The Germans continue to attack every week and make gains every week, but no breakouts.




* The house rule seems to work - the Germans are making what I believe to be big attacks and have no problems gaining ground, but given the strength of the French defenders they are unable to attack broadly up and down the entire length of the front.

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/22/2013 3:07:15 AM   
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Finnish Front:

Mannerheim requests terms as the Red Army sets up administrative functions in the city of Helsinki.

French Front:

The Germans continue to make gains, but not on a broad front. The French securely continue their rotation of retreated units to the rear areas to rest and fortify:






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/22/2013 3:07:38 AM   
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The Finnish government has accepted unconditional surrender. In other news, a severe winter has set in halting all combat.

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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/23/2013 2:50:17 AM   
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After an afternoon of trading turns, the Sitzkrieg is over!

The Germans begin advancing into vacated French territory. French positions for the coming campaign given the lack of supply point in Paris:






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RE: Europe Aflame 2012 AAR: Mark Stevens vs sealclubber... - 8/23/2013 3:47:12 PM   
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German forces launch a number of attacks on the perimeter prior to Case Yellow shock and continue to surround the "flying wing" (or "carpet", as Mark prefers to call it) defensive deployment of Allied GHQ.






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