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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/22/2018 6:19:18 PM   
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Good evening my dear old thing,

Nordic 1

It's safe to say Germany will be doing a land. I'll DoW Belgium and see how they set up. I think I will probably drop an O-chit on Rundstedt to knock the old grenouilles about a bit and get into their lines while the weather is good.

Have you decided on the Italians?
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Yes, Land with the Italians but no declaration of war. I am going to continue moving to the Egyptian border with a continued view to bringing in Italy asap.


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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/22/2018 7:28:09 PM   
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Don't think you can do a land when you are not at war old boy, only a combined.

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/22/2018 7:53:20 PM   
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Don't think you can do a land when you are not at war old boy, only a combined.
warspite1

Yes I KNOW!!!! God some people.... there's no need to go on about it.....




I hope that translated in writing as it does when saying it face to face Thanks old boy - ahem....that'll be a combined for the Italians and no orders pre-movement.

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/22/2018 8:15:27 PM   
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Don't think you can do a land when you are not at war old boy, only a combined.
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Yes I KNOW!!!! God some people.... there's no need to go on about it.....




I hope that translated in writing as it does when saying it face to face Thanks old boy - ahem....that'll be a combined for the Italians and no orders pre-movement.


Having a Basil Fawlty moment were we?

Oh yes, and don't mention the war. Particularly as we aren't doing that well at it!

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/23/2018 6:20:27 AM   
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Don't think you can do a land when you are not at war old boy, only a combined.
warspite1

Yes I KNOW!!!! God some people.... there's no need to go on about it.....




I hope that translated in writing as it does when saying it face to face Thanks old boy - ahem....that'll be a combined for the Italians and no orders pre-movement.


Having a Basil Fawlty moment were we?

Oh yes, and don't mention the war. Particularly as we aren't doing that well at it!
warspite1

What's that famous old saying of Norman Schwarzkopf?

Going to war without AllenK and warspite1 is like going deer hunting without your accordion. You just leave a lot of useless noisy baggage behind.


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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/23/2018 7:47:09 AM   
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With Darkest Hour the film of the moment (must go and see it), I’ve adopted the Churchillian strategy. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” By my reckoning we are implementing this near perfectly and therefore well on the way to our eventual triumph.

“What’s that Dr, time for a sedative?” Oh well, must go.

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/23/2018 4:05:40 PM   
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With Darkest Hour the film of the moment (must go and see it), I’ve adopted the Churchillian strategy. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” By my reckoning we are implementing this near perfectly and therefore well on the way to our eventual triumph.

“What’s that Dr, time for a sedative?” Oh well, must go.
warspite1

Wonderful film.

As for our limited wargaming abilities, I too take advice from Sir Winston:

Just keep buggering on!


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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/23/2018 8:25:55 PM   
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You want Winston quotes? https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill
Some of his well known quotes are disputed, including "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm".


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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/23/2018 8:50:39 PM   
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You want Winston quotes? https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill
Some of his well known quotes are disputed, including "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm".



Just proves the point .

Perhaps one of his quotes that is allowed sums this up.

'I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, "Verify your quotations."'

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/24/2018 7:17:28 PM   
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Evening old chap,

Hope you are okay with the no planes decision.

In the rain, all it would have done is reduce the fractional odds roll, rather than an odds column. It didn't seem worth the potential losses.

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/24/2018 7:30:12 PM   
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I say, hello old boy. Yes, I completely at one with your decision, what?

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/24/2018 10:21:13 PM   
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While I'm in revisionist mode, here's the citation for how the 'England expects' quote came to be.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England_expects_that_every_man_will_do_his_duty

Not that Wikipedia is always 100% true.

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/25/2018 7:55:19 AM   
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Good morning old chap. Turning to the debacle that is game 4, what do you think it best to do?

We can pull back to the line Calais-Reims - albeit there is not much to actually form a line with - and pray, or we can maintain station and sort of, well pray harder....

I'm of the opinion we should pull back. There is no point inviting the Germans to take the resource hex east of Rouen (either next turn if they get the initiative (and they have a +2) or this turn if they decide to reorganise).

At the end of the day they have two offensive chits and so they are going to blow the French away regardless but the former is the best option I think.

If so then the French will do a land. No orders for anyone ahead of land movement.

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/25/2018 9:22:05 AM   
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Haven’t looked at the map yet but my initial thoughts were pulling back as suggested.

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/30/2018 9:36:52 PM   
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Evening old boy - how are feeling? Any better?

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 1/31/2018 5:18:46 PM   
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Hello there,

Still not firing on all cylinders. More misfiring actually.

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 4/22/2018 6:10:24 PM   
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CHAAAAARGE INTO THE GUNFIRE!!!

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 4/26/2018 8:19:03 PM   
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CHAAAAARGE INTO THE GUNFIRE!!!


That may well be the plan in at least one of the games.

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 4/28/2018 11:24:18 AM   
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Game 3/Nordic 1

After the debacle last impulse, about the only thing to do is throw another O-chit and have a go at the CW stack in open ground. It's about the best attack available and always useful to kill off CW units. The logic is waiting for good weather will only allow the Allies to grow stronger and the odds won't be any better if we do.

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 4/28/2018 2:52:55 PM   
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Oh yes, any plans for the Japanese and Italians?

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 4/28/2018 3:02:28 PM   
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I'll have to take a look and reacquaint myself with the game. IIRC the Italians couldn't get in the game (and by that I mean I was too lily-livered) and couldn't find an opportunity to get them in the game - while the Japanese had other issues - probably down to the commander not knowing what the hell he's doing.....

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 4/28/2018 5:02:33 PM   
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I'll have to take a look and reacquaint myself with the game. IIRC the Italians couldn't get in the game (and by that I mean I was too lily-livered) and couldn't find an opportunity to get them in the game - while the Japanese had other issues - probably down to the commander not knowing what the hell he's doing.....


Not much for the Italians to go to war for. In good weather there would be the 2:1 attack through the Alps but not in rain.

Looking at Japan, you could get 3:1 on the two units in the mountains by Changsha. A more speculative attempt would be ground-striking the two OOS Nationalist units near Sian. If it worked (long odds) you could disorganise 2 Jap units and bring everything back in supply for probably another 3:1 but with reasonable fractional.

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 4/29/2018 5:16:47 AM   
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Okay thanks. I'm out for most of today so happy for you to do the do.

Nothing with Italy

Land with Japan. Two ground strikes against Changsha. In the movement phase can you get the ART west of the river and move the Engineer northwest please?



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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 4/29/2018 11:19:56 AM   
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Okay thanks. I'm out for most of today so happy for you to do the do.

Nothing with Italy

Land with Japan. Two ground strikes against Changsha. In the movement phase can you get the ART west of the river and move the Engineer northwest please?




Just checking the ground strikes are on Changsha, rather than the 2 units in the mountains east. Are you going to attack them? Do you want to make any other land moves as Japan?

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 4/30/2018 6:10:42 AM   
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Okay thanks. I'm out for most of today so happy for you to do the do.

Nothing with Italy

Land with Japan. Two ground strikes against Changsha. In the movement phase can you get the ART west of the river and move the Engineer northwest please?




Just checking the ground strikes are on Changsha, rather than the 2 units in the mountains east. Are you going to attack them? Do you want to make any other land moves as Japan?
Warspite1

Arrgghhh! Sorry the ground strikes are against the units in the mountains. If I get a +1 I will attack. No other moves.


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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 5/1/2018 8:48:19 PM   
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Okay thanks. I'm out for most of today so happy for you to do the do.

Nothing with Italy

Land with Japan. Two ground strikes against Changsha. In the movement phase can you get the ART west of the river and move the Engineer northwest please?




Just checking the ground strikes are on Changsha, rather than the 2 units in the mountains east. Are you going to attack them? Do you want to make any other land moves as Japan?
Warspite1

Arrgghhh! Sorry the ground strikes are against the units in the mountains. If I get a +1 I will attack. No other moves.



Evening My Dear Fellow,

No problem.

Moving on to Game 4/Nordic 2,

The CW will need to take a Combined to put their last CP into the North Atlantic plus one other naval move and a couple of land moves. Wavell will continue to Toulouse, the MOT will move up behind the line and the INF Div in Somaliland will capture Mogadishu.

It would be helpful if the French can do a combined and also put their CP into the North Atlantic. We'll still be 4 CP's short but it's the best we can do. Everything else is disorganised.

If there's nothing else to do up to Land movement, I'll do the CW ones and hand over to you for the rest of the impulse. Ending the turn would be helpful but if not, lousy weather even better.

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 5/1/2018 9:46:33 PM   
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ORIGINAL: warspite1

Okay thanks. I'm out for most of today so happy for you to do the do.

Nothing with Italy

Land with Japan. Two ground strikes against Changsha. In the movement phase can you get the ART west of the river and move the Engineer northwest please?




Just checking the ground strikes are on Changsha, rather than the 2 units in the mountains east. Are you going to attack them? Do you want to make any other land moves as Japan?
Warspite1

Arrgghhh! Sorry the ground strikes are against the units in the mountains. If I get a +1 I will attack. No other moves.



Evening My Dear Fellow,

No problem.

Moving on to Game 4/Nordic 2,

The CW will need to take a Combined to put their last CP into the North Atlantic plus one other naval move and a couple of land moves. Wavell will continue to Toulouse, the MOT will move up behind the line and the INF Div in Somaliland will capture Mogadishu.

It would be helpful if the French can do a combined and also put their CP into the North Atlantic. We'll still be 4 CP's short but it's the best we can do. Everything else is disorganised.

If there's nothing else to do up to Land movement, I'll do the CW ones and hand over to you for the rest of the impulse. Ending the turn would be helpful but if not, lousy weather even better.
warspite1

Sounds like a plan old boy .


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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 5/2/2018 8:22:13 PM   
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Okay thanks. I'm out for most of today so happy for you to do the do.

Nothing with Italy

Land with Japan. Two ground strikes against Changsha. In the movement phase can you get the ART west of the river and move the Engineer northwest please?




I hope this is okay as a change. Moving the ENG NW disorganised it. I've moved it SW instead. This enabled the INF and INF Div SE of the mountains to push to the West and put the resource hex under ZOC, which will deny it to the Allies.

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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 5/2/2018 8:42:07 PM   
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Okay thanks. I'm out for most of today so happy for you to do the do.

Nothing with Italy

Land with Japan. Two ground strikes against Changsha. In the movement phase can you get the ART west of the river and move the Engineer northwest please?




I hope this is okay as a change. Moving the ENG NW disorganised it. I've moved it SW instead. This enabled the INF and INF Div SE of the mountains to push to the West and put the resource hex under ZOC, which will deny it to the Allies.
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Yes thank-you.


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RE: TOP SECRET: AllenK and warspite1 ONLY!!!! - 5/3/2018 6:33:18 PM   
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Well, the German attack went well but failure in China.

The end of turn is a mixed blessing but could prove to our advantage. I would have liked to continue attacking but it would have been 30% chance only for fine weather and against a reorganised line. Odds would likely not be brilliant. Now, the Japanese can reorganise after the disaster. If we win the initiative, the Germans will get a shot at the Allied second line, currently only manned by single units.

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