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Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/24/2014 3:31:20 AM   
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Decided to do an AAR because it is an interesting game. Never done an AAR so please be patient. Focus will be on combat results. I did not really take many screenshots for the first 9 turns so this AAR will start on T10. The settings of this game are shown below.

This is a server game. We are both using version 1.07.15.






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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/24/2014 3:38:21 AM   
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A brief synopses of what has happened during the first 9 turns:

In the north Riga was bypassed. I left a division and 8th Army in the city. Attacks by two German infantry divisions failed. Later, a counterattack against two German security regiments failed as well. Once the Axis finished the rail line over the Dvina I decided to evacuate the city.

Edit: I just remembered that I also was able to break the northern pocket. This slowed his infantry down.

Nothing unusual in the center. No additional Panzer Corps was diverted to AGN. I was unable to break the center pocket.

In the South my opponent did the Lvov pocket and if I remember correctly he diverted 2 Panzer Corps south. I was able to break the Lvov pocket without combat but of course it was resealed.

I set up two counterattack armies on T1. 27th army in the north and 16th army at the land bridge. A lot of armor went to the land bridge.

There was fierce fighting with numerous counterattacks all across the map. On T9 we ended up at a line stretching from Oranienbaum - Shimsk - Nevel - Vyazma - Kaluga - Orel - Kursk - Charkov - Dnepopretovsk - Zaporozhye - Lower Dnepr with a breakthrough north of Dnepopretovsk. Odessa was not captured and a rifle division remains in the city surrounded by Romanian infantry divisions. Attempts by the Axis to bomb the port have failed.

The tank losses during the first couple of turns are always enormous especially if you counterattack. The following screenshot from T3 shows just that.






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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/24/2014 3:43:14 AM   
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I start counter-attacking early and focus on combats that I am guaranteed to win. I try not to abuse the 1:1 = 1:2 rule but sometimes it just happens. It is a huge advantage for the Russians!

I had six counter-attacks on T5. One of these attacks pushed the Axis tanks back over the Dnepr. The same happened on T6 but the next turn a number of divisions of 5th Army were surrounded.






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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/24/2014 3:44:40 AM   
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T5 - North






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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/24/2014 3:45:09 AM   
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T5 - Smolensk




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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/24/2014 3:45:33 AM   
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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/24/2014 3:46:21 AM   
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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/24/2014 3:49:41 AM   
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The second Kiev counter-attack on T6. Stay tuned for more. Next turn will be T10.






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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/25/2014 2:38:06 AM   
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T10 - North

The Axis tries to push through rough terrain. I still have south of lake Ilmen covered because you never know.






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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/25/2014 2:41:10 AM   
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T10 - Center

Over the next couple of turns I will attack some of the units in the square over and over again. I have my best troops hear (16th and 13th army) and he has some of his worst.






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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/25/2014 2:43:15 AM   
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T10 - Tula

This is the first real crises turn for the Russians because Tula, Kharkov and Stalino are all threatened at the same time. Her at Tula he has most of his armor of AGC.






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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/25/2014 2:45:54 AM   
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T10 - South

A breakthrough in the south. I make a bad mistake. The star shows the one hex I need to capture to cut off all his tanks. I have many cavalry in the vicinity. But I decide to do my attacks first. At the end I realized that I moved all my cavalry with the necessary MPs. Duh!






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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/25/2014 2:48:19 AM   
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T10 - Crimea and Odessa

Odessa has not been captured. He tried to bomb the port but realized quickly that it would take forever to bomb a level 15 port to cut off supply to the troops. I will remain in the city and plan to reinforce the troops there.






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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/25/2014 2:49:18 AM   
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Here the combats for T10. Take out your magnifying glasses.

Only 1 combat requires 1=2 rule.






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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/25/2014 2:50:21 AM   
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Production, losses and OOB for T10.






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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/25/2014 9:06:33 AM   
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Thx for this AAR, very interesting. I like the combats reports too.

For your screenshots could you turn on the level of fortifications. It's help to follow your defense play.

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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/25/2014 11:38:07 AM   
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quote:

For your screenshots could you turn on the level of fortifications. It's help to follow your defense play.


Yes, I will do this starting on T15.

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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/25/2014 12:35:18 PM   
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good job with counter attacking the axis spearheads. its turn 10/11 and it realy seems that you are able to hold leningrad what will make your job easier in the blizzard and later on.

you seem to have also a good c&c because of the high modified CV of your attacking units.

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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/26/2014 4:01:10 AM   
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it realy seems that you are able to hold leningrad what will make your job easier in the blizzard and later on.


I don't think I will be able to. Leningrad will probably fall during the snow turns. It's OK with me. Not getting Leningrad is a game killer for the Axis. I held Leningrad in my last game against BigAnorak and it was really bad for the Axis.

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you seem to have also a good c&c because of the high modified CV of your attacking units.


I think I've figured out the combat system. It's mostly numerical superiority and morale that counts. Stay tuned and you will see some interesting results.

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RE: Oshawott (Russia) vs. Stef78 (Axis) - 4/26/2014 4:11:20 AM   
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T11 - North (display of defensive CV will start on T15)

If you compare this with the last picture of the northern front you will see that he has shifted his mobile units south. I am not sure what exactly he will do so I go over to a carpet defense.






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Air War - 4/26/2014 4:15:58 AM   
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T11 - North - Air War

The air war is heating up. It looks like he has no fighter support in the north or they are too far away from the front. I am able to shot down an incredible number of bombers. It helps that I can send up to 200 fighters per attack.

One of my IL-2 squadron at Bryansk is very successful and already has 205 kills. Experience and morale of this unit is very high.






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T11 - Center - 4/26/2014 4:19:08 AM   
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T11 - Center

The center was interesting this turn. His flank is poorly protected and I have gathered my best units hear. They have been attacking his flank for the last turns. This turn I am able to punch a hole into his front line and exploit it with some not so important units. I manage to displace a couple of air bases and headquarters and threaten his rail line which has just been finished in Smolensk.






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Gap in Center - 4/26/2014 4:21:59 AM   
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This shows the succession of this attack. The displacement of the air bases yielded another 49 air planes. But this attack also shows how difficult it is to plan for operations like this. I did not have the foresight to bring one or two cavalry units. Otherwise I could have done more damage.






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Kharkov - 4/26/2014 4:25:38 AM   
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T11 - Southwest

In the center the Axis is almost at Kharkov. Vehicles and HI are still in the city and will remain there. It is too expensive to move the vehicles and I don't find it very important because land-lease will bring so many vehicles later. I also don't focus on HI but in this game I evacuated HI in Leningrad and Dnepopetrovsk.

As you can see I am a fan of the line defense.






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T11 - South - 4/26/2014 4:29:04 AM   
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T11 - South

In the South I must retreat. I have to leave a couple of units behind but nothing important. I prepare to defend Stalino which has still almost all industry in the city. I also retreated from the lower Dnepr. 18th Army is charged with the defense of the Crimea. Odessa is still holding.






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RE: T11 - Combats - 4/26/2014 4:35:00 AM   
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T11 - Combats

Only 1 combat requires the 1=2 rule.






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T11 - Data - 4/26/2014 4:36:19 AM   
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T11 - Infantry Morale - 4/26/2014 4:37:53 AM   
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Thanks to successful combats morale is increasing at a nice pace. This is most important in my opinion.






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RE: T11 - Infantry Morale - 4/26/2014 7:54:53 AM   
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I don't agree with you, I think vehicles are very important and try to save all of them.

Specially if you like to do a lot of conter attacks which it's expensive in vehicles.

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RE: T11 - Combats - 4/26/2014 8:34:52 AM   
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quote:

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T11 - Combats

Only 1 combat requires the 1=2 rule.



And thats why is should gone. Without this rule Soviets will still be perfectly capable of counter attacking but it will not be certain thing.

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