From: Lamezia Terme (Italy)
I assume you mean you're playing aginst the PO....where are the British ships? How come it's mostly unopposed? What
happened to the Indians? You've stated that you're on turn two and you're advancing.....cool. I'd be one who would
like to follow your progress. Any chance of an AAR?
The Italians have (like it historically happened) a " grace period". They advanced in Egypt almost unopposed (the so-called "Graziani Offensive") before they were stopped cold by... uhm... themselves: having made their show of force so to keep Mussolini happy, the Italian Army built a line of fortified camps - mostly unable to support each other - and waited (the game forces you to advance by having to conquer three named objectives by turn 5). It was in Dec, 1940 that O'Connor launched his famous "Raid" and routed the Italian Army. Hadn't a good chunk of his forces been diverted to Greece (a very stupid move, as everybody could see even then), O'Connor could very well have kicked the Axis out of NA before the DAK could enter the fray.
Sadly, I do not have the time to do an AAR. However, I'm curious to see if, as the Italians, I'll be able to do better and hold longer than the RL counterparts.
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"Oh dad... so you were a God-damned cook?"
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