From: Hobart, Tasmania
I played through the first 5 turns of Barbarossa (solitaire) on day one of downloading.
The Russians won that fairly convincingly, Jul/Aug just didn't last long enough for the Germans, and the weather went very lousy after that, so it was over.
Started Global War since then.
Invaded Hungary in Sep/Oct and then denied Transvylvania & South Dobruja - Mistake #1 forgot to declare war on Bulgaria immediately thereafter, and it was quickly aligned by the USSR. Although that cost a US entry chit. Buoyed, the Soviets then went for Finland, and failed to do much, forgetting they're on a deadline, and with no gains Germany enforced peace and aligned Finland. Mistake #2.
Weather was godawful in Mar/Apr 40 and invasion of Norway went very pear-shaped, lost the 9 factor INF to a bad roll. NEVER invade if the weather is anything but shiney. Mistake #3.
Decided to not take any more chances and threw an offensive chit at Rundstedt in May/Jun, destroying the French ARM that only just arrived and mauling the line. The next German impulse bust into France and they are praying for a miracle to keep them alive til September (looks unlikely but you never know).
In China Japan has taken Chang-sha and destroyed quite a few chinese units, but only taken one resources so far. They have also had fairly heavy losses.
Renown & Nils Juel. Renown in May/Jun after the German surface fleet surprised the British in the North Sea during a storm. A few other ships damaged. Other noteable things, the Royal Navy keeps getting carrier aircraft shot down. Ugly. There are currently two carriers without planes in Liverpool.
Italy is still neutral.
< Message edited by DQ2004 -- 11/12/2013 7:16:47 AM >
"Look at you - you have HORSES! What were you thinking?!?" - Paratrooper David Webster