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GD 1938 third game - 8/12/2013 6:39:31 PM   
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This is an AAR of the third game, Ernieschwitz mentioned in his post in War Room (http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3383298)

Players are
Axis (Germany, Italy) and Japan: Bombur
Western Allies (GB, France): RufusTFirefly
Sovjets: Ernieschwitz
USA and China: Ironduke 1955

We are in Dec. 1939 now. Here is a short review of the first two years of GD1938 (hope I remember it all correctly).

Cannt tell about the victory conditions of any nation. Don’t know the ones of Germany and Italy. Have chosen random conditions for France, but don’t know where I can see what AI had chosen. Have forgotten what victory conditions I have chosen for Britain. Tom might know what China should achieve, but has forgotten the conditions chosen for USA.

All the mess was caused by Axis (Germany and Italy) as they attacked Poland. SU wanted to get its share and joined the war. As protectors of Poland France and Britain got involved. After the loss of Poland Western Allies and SU negotiated for peace. SU increased its zone of influence on the Balkan, as did Axis, while Western Allies did not try to get any influence there.

Axis now turned towards Low Countries, Belgium and France. Belgium and main part of Low Countries were overrun quickly. The remainings of the Low Countries´army holds Amsterdam for months now.

As German forces crossed the border to France (coming from Belgium, Maginot Line is in good shape and was hardly attacked), they were stopped by a strong French defence line. No units had been evacuated to Britain, except of few air crafts and a part of the navy. Lots of supply had been sent to France, so the armies could be supplied well. The navy, that used a lot of supply, was under British command or supplied by the French colonies in Far East.

British forces supported France by massive air attacks. RAF is strong enough to give the Luftwaffe a beating when it shows up in northern France. RAF even defeated a German corps and forced it to retreat. And RAF is bombing the German forces at Amsterdam again and again. So Germans are not able to take Amsterdam. But as both Luftwaffe and RAF are strong, neither Germany nor Britain dare to send bombers deep into enemy territory.

France has build up a strong air force too. Backbone is the fighter Dewoitine D520, that is capable to stand dog fights against the German Bf 109. German Luftwaffe suffered heavy losses when trying to bomb French defence lines. So there is a stalemate at the French-Belgium border.

In the south the Italiens managed to advance along the Med Sea coast til they were stopped by French forces. No French city has fallen so far. There is a stalemate too. As Italy has got influence on Portugal and Spain, Britain and France started a combined attack on these countries. Portugal is in hands of the Brits, the south of Spain too. French forces are standing at the outskirts of Barcelona.

An attempt of Italien forces in North Africa to attack the French colonies failed. The Italiens were beaten and had to retreat. But Italien navy was successful in attacks on French navy. Most of the French Med Sea fleet was sunk. Meanwhile the Italiens have retreated and hide somewhere. Royal Navy is waiting to give them a beating!

After Turkey fell to the Sovjets, the Brits got aware that Persia might be the last country, SU has to take. As Britain could not DoW on Persia, a diplomatic offensive was started. At same time French and British forces attacked Turkey in near East. Greece became ally of France and French forces marched along the coast towards Romania, supported by Royal Navy.

Turks and SU forces proved to be very strong. Hardly any territory in Near East was won and it was lost quickly again. However, British cavalry passed the eastern parts of Turkey and appeared close to Baku. Baku was bombed by RAF and suffered heavy damage. British Whitley bombers, that had been send from Britain to Mid East, proved their abilities when flying deep into enemy territory.

Now Persia has joined the Commonwealth. Britain has stopped its aggression against SU. RAF and Royal Navy have already started attacks on Italien bases in North Africa. Axis is regarded as to be the main enemy at the moment.

In Scandinavia Norway has become and ally of France, while Sweden and Finland joined the British alliance. Germany has taken Denmark and western parts of Sweden. They are standing at Oslo now. The city might fall soon. Finland had been attacked by the Sovjets. They stand at the outskirts of Helsinky.

In North Sea and Atlantic Western Allies can operate as they like. After a short naval war, Germany had to call back its subs (or lost them!). Shipyards at Scotland and Canada build lots of destroyers, while RAF has a large amount of naval patrol available. Supply can pass the Atlantic without any interception of German subs.

USA is still not at war. They are below 20 percent. So in Far East only China and Japan are at war.


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RE: GD 1938 third game - 8/19/2013 1:53:26 AM   
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It seems we are at war with the treacherous western powers again.....
Btw, did tom play the turn? I didn´t receive it yet...

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 9/6/2013 3:24:20 AM   
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Soviet forces as we speak are pouring into Turkey in large numbers. Comrade Stalin has issued orders that Turkey will not fall into Anglo/Saxon hands at any cost.....

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 9/6/2013 5:51:18 PM   
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.......NEWS FLASH.....from STAVKA......

Comrade Stalin is pleased to announce a major breakthrough has occurred in Syria. Soviet forces are now pouring through this gap encircling British forces. Soviet forces have reached the gates of Tehran as well and expect little resistance

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 9/10/2013 4:52:10 PM   
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game stalled, who has turn :)

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 10/1/2013 6:15:26 PM   
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....PRAVDA.....
Soviet forces are pushing further and further into the Levant as well as our forces on the outskirts of Tehran. Our newest fighter with longer range has now been put in full production and our first fighter group consisting of these planes are on their way towards their front.

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 10/6/2013 5:08:54 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: lion_of_judah

....PRAVDA.....
Soviet forces are pushing further and further into the Levant as well as our forces on the outskirts of Tehran. Our newest fighter with longer range has now been put in full production and our first fighter group consisting of these planes are on their way towards their front.


Pure propaganda.

Time to tell the truth.

The situation before the Turkish/ Sovjet forces started their major offensive against Near East: Greece, Syria and Lebanon held by France. Arabia and Palastine under control of Britian. Persia is still neutral. British reinforcements send from India to Arabia have to be shipped.

France tried an amphib operation to interrupt Turkish supply lines. More enemy units arround than expcted.

August 1938:




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RE: GD 1938 third game - 10/6/2013 5:18:58 PM   
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May 1939:

Turkish and SU forces pushed south. After long and heavy fighting Lebanon fell. Turkish units advancing further south, taking the northern parts of Palastine.

SU forces when northeast against Mosul and further to Teheran. Persia has joinrd the Western Allies to protect them against the red aggression.





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RE: GD 1938 third game - 10/6/2013 5:41:23 PM   
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July 1940:

The advance against Aarbia and Palastine has been pushed back. British forces from Egypt and India cut off the Turkish spearhead and eliminated the armored forces completely. Counterattacks in Palastine forced the Turkish army to pull back.

SU forces pushing hard against Mosul. While some SU corps advanced from Turkey, another SU army moving south from Baku. A massive counterattack from Mosul towards the Turks at the western frontline caused heavy losses for the enemy and forces them to pull back.

At the same time strong SU forces pressing against the defenders of Teheran. British forces from India secure the area around the Persian center.





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RE: GD 1938 third game - 10/6/2013 5:58:57 PM   
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The situation in western Europe,
April 1939

France has to defend against German forces trying to invade from Belgium. The front against Italy holds for several months against the strong Italien forces. Although Marseille is under heavy pressure the French forces in the city and in the French mountains are able to keep the Italiens from any advance. Beside these fronts the French try to defeat the Spanish forces at Barcelona. Few terrain is gained by attackers and defenders while attacks and counterattacks are launched as long as both sides can effort it.

British forces landed in the northerns provinces of Spain, pushing towards Madrid. Another British army advancing into Portugal tries to join with British forces moving from Gibraltar against the Portugese city of Lisbon.








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RE: GD 1938 third game - 10/6/2013 6:17:19 PM   
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Spain
July 1940:

The situation in Spain has changed completely. Portugal was liberated. British forces have continuously grown stronger. Madrid is nearly completely encircled. British bombers and artillery cause severe losses to the Spanish defenders. At

French forces still keep on pressure against Barcelona. But the defenders are too strong to be driven out of the city. Meanwhile Marseille has fallen. Italien forces have been shelled by Royal Navy. But it is expected that the Italiens will get stronger and soon advance towards Barcelona. Italien navy has tried to drive the British navy out of the western Med Sea. But the powerful Royal Navy defeated the Italien navy. Remains are hunted and while they try to escape towards Rome and Messina.






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RE: GD 1938 third game - 10/11/2013 6:14:26 PM   
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New Soviet fighter yak D has now entered the conflict. Now finally we can contest the British air superiority.




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RE: GD 1938 third game - 10/11/2013 6:15:13 PM   
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new fighters have yet again won air superiority this turn......




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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/4/2013 5:16:40 PM   
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I'm thinking the Chinese have made a huge mistake. there will be no peace, no discussion of a cease fire only victory, theirs or ours. Soviet counter-offensive begins




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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/4/2013 7:01:29 PM   
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Only following this sporadically, but do tell, what caused the Chinese to attack mother Russia. Surely such an attack is suicide...

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/5/2013 1:38:24 AM   
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That's all you get from the soviets Yak Yak Yak (:. There is method in the madness.

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/5/2013 3:13:15 AM   
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i'm thinking the Chinese have bitten off a tad more than they can chew...... the mideast front is looking good, local counter attacks were successful. the Chinese had better prepare cause hell is now coming down and hard. oh, just a little FYI, more tank forces are on the way....

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/5/2013 3:30:33 AM   
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i have been itching for a fight with the Chinese, and now that they have given me this chance, my plans for victory are now put into action. Let's get these turns a going.....

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/5/2013 3:38:52 AM   
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LOL well its Captured cities to the Chinese 1 Captured Cities to the Soviets 0 and the Chinese sure whupped the Soviets in Mongolia but you didn't see the Chinese crowing about it. And since we have a evil Axis Soviet alliance going on everyone else including the Chinese have to step up to the plate however overwhelming the odds.

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/5/2013 3:52:48 AM   
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we'll the ease of victory attests to the fact that soviet forces were few and far between in the east, not saying that was a bad thing on your part cause it was my fault for neglecting this front. this was my weakest part and i would have taken advantage myself and so that was actually a very good move on your part.

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/5/2013 4:00:10 AM   
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i also will say that you made me rather nervous since my forces were very weak here. but now that i have amassed a large force, we will see what happens......

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/5/2013 4:01:29 AM   
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It was a brief moment of success for the Chinese but I knew the Hammer and Sickle would fall pretty hard with no Germans Italians to fight the bear is loose and I am not sure if the Western Allies and Chinese can put it back in its cage but you have to try.

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/6/2013 2:42:12 PM   
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just completed turn, but I do not underestimate the Chinese as you are still cause for concern

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/10/2013 4:10:30 PM   
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soviet offensive into china continues. buildup continues with more tank forces heading towards Chinese front. More air force groups heading towards Chinese front. Turkish front, continues to hold against British/American forces.

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/12/2013 4:03:30 PM   
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TASS reports, soviet buildup continues against Chinese. initial offensive was a success, but now more forces need to be brought forward, while time consuming our air forces will keep the Chinese at bay.

Soviets have concluded an alliance with Italy and Germany. While bombur is away, he has given me permission to take over his regime (Germany/Italy).

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/12/2013 4:12:30 PM   
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The Xinhua press agency announces the Liberation of Mongolia and asks the people of the Peoples Republic of China to await news of the Crushing of the Soviet aggressors.


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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/12/2013 4:31:42 PM   
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quote:

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The Xinhua press agency announces the Liberation of Mongolia and asks the people of the Peoples Republic of China to await news of the Crushing of the Soviet aggressors.




while portions of Mongolia have been captured, it is only a matter of time before the rest is brought back into mother Russia. enjoy your spoils while you can, the Russian bear has been poked and its wrath is coming......

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/12/2013 6:49:50 PM   
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Isn't it convenient that you run Germany and Italy too? LOL

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/12/2013 8:58:46 PM   
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Isn't it convenient that you run Germany and Italy too? LOL


LOL....correct.... seriously, Bombur had asked if I wanted to form an alliance and I agreed.

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RE: GD 1938 third game - 12/16/2013 4:06:56 PM   
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Germany----- attempting to stabilize the situation on the western front. With our new alliance with the Soviet's, comrade stalin is promising more troops on the western front.

Italy- holding

Japan- our new alliance with the soviet union is solely defensive, but will not tolerate any allied forces from encroaching upon our territorial waters.

Soviet Union- Tass is now reporting the movement of a large number of troops westward taking up defensive positions. Chinese theater, airstrikes continue with a major buildup of forces taking place for our final offensive against the Chinese hordes.

Turkish front is holding, with the slow but certain destruction of the commonwealth forces which are now currently surrounded.... armored forces are moving toward this theater as well.

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