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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/17/2018 9:49:34 AM   
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Turn 105
17th September 1941


And here is a summary of how these units lined up, were fed into the battle, provided support etc.

Of the original 3 defenders, two retreated and an infantry battalion from the Savona Regt. was destroyed in situ. Not sure about the 90th Light unit. It got subdivided but I don't know anything else about that. However, three units came to the aid of their comrades, including the HQ of the 8th Panzer Regiment. All three were destroyed.

Most of the Commonwealth units broke off the attack but the 6th RTR and supported AA regiments did manage to advance into the vacated hex.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/17/2018 9:58:07 AM   
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Turn 105
17th September 1941


A look at the numbers shows once again that the Commonwealth forces has suffered out of all proportion just to make some gains.

The air battle is deeply disappointing:

246 Allied fighters vs 123 Axis
143 Allied bombers

Commonwealth
25 fighters lost (6 destroyed)
20 bombers lost (10 destroyed)

Axis
37 fighters lost (8 destroyed)

The land losses, in actual numbers, is even worse - not sure what makes for an excellent light loss attack:

Commonwealth: 44/224 Rifle squads (34), 7/53 MG squads (5), 44/230 machine guns (37), 4/21 AT guns (2), 2/5 field guns (1), 9/58 mortars (7), 13/37 AA guns (10), 128/531 trucks (92), 5/384 tanks (5)

Axis: 49/51 Rifle squads (34), 5/5 MG squads (3), 50/56 machine guns (23), 3/4 AT guns (3), 1/2 field gun (1), 9/11 mortars (4), 28/30 trucks (20), 5/13 tanks (3)


I consider chancing my arm and sticking around with the Royal Navy, but thanks to every squadron flying (for little result) I have too many reorganising squadrons to risk it.

The last round is taken up by more bombardments of the Axis front line.


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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/17/2018 2:24:24 PM   
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Turn 106 - Axis Turn
20th September 1941


There are thirteen attacks this time and I detect a movement south of 4th Indian Division, no doubt with a view to encircling my forces.

1. 19 Blenheims, escorted by 28 Hurricanes, try and assist the company of Royals on the left of the line. They can't stop the attack proceeding and lose 15 aircraft (6 destroyed) in the process. 66 fighters (33 of which are biplanes) escort 22 bombers, losing just 5 aircraft (2 destroyed). The British unit retreats to the north opening up the Indian flank.

3. The Axis air forces then seek to bomb the retreating unit and the Rajputana battalion with it. 48 bombers are escorted by 79 fighters to meet 59 Hurricanes. The CW lose another 10 aircraft (4 destroyed) but stop the bombing run and inflict 21 losses on the Axis (5 destroyed).




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/17/2018 2:47:55 PM   
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Turn 106 - Axis Turn
20th September 1941


Axis intelligence is good, ignoring my more juicy artillery - but better defended with AA - target, devoncop goes for the two hexes to the west of my main gun line.

4. In the first attack no less than 52 bombers, escorted by 119 fighters are met by 32 fighters. In breaking up the attack the CW lose 7 aircraft (3 destroyed) and inflict 20 losses (5 destroyed).

5. The attack to the north is pressed home but the Axis lose 7 aircraft (3 destroyed) as well as similar ground losses to the CW forces.

All other attacks highlighted below are in and around Tobruk.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/17/2018 2:59:48 PM   
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Turn 106
20th September 1941


I detect a Ju-87 formation heading toward Bardia.....

There are too few fighter squadrons available and so I have no choice but to keep the RN in Alexandria. Instead I concentrate on bombarding around Tobruk and from the Halfaya Pass.

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/18/2018 4:38:25 AM   
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Turn 107 - Axis Turn
24th September 1941


12 attacks from the Axis, and more air assistant woes for both sides it would appear .

1. An Axis bombardment of Sollum
2, 3, 4, 5 and 8. Attacks against Tobruk's Southwest Strongpoint. After one bombardment (2) an attack is made (3) - seemingly with the II Battalion, 8th Panzer Regt. only. However the tanks were supported by 31 artillery units!! 74 bombers take part, supported by 186 fighters. The CW respond with 25 fighters, 19 of which are lost (5 destroyed) but one Hurricane squadron evaporates... Almost half the rifle squads in place are destroyed in this attack that sees the Axis lose just 16 aircraft (5 destroyed). More unfathomable is that despite attacking a Strongpoint alone, the tank battalion loses 5 tanks (just 3 destroyed) out of 52 that attacked (and half of these were panzer MkII's - not a single MkIV, and only 2 MkIII (1 destroyed), were lost....

Another assault is made (4) using more troops this time - support from Italian and German infantry and a flak unit is given to the tank battalion in addition to the 31 artillery, 107 bombers and 125 fighters. For the CW a Hurricane that should have been at rest decides to join the fun and loses more than a third of its squadron (2 destroyed). Again half the remaining rifle squads are destroyed. An entire brigade of New Zealand troops evaporate. While the Axis lose 20 aircraft (10 destroyed), the panzers are able to avoid any damage - except to 1 MkII which was disabled.

Sensing victory another assault is made (5) using largely the same troops and artillery support as the second attack. 31 bombers are available and these are escorted by 143 fighters. A Blenheim bomber squadron and one (rested) Hurricane squadron fly in support of the 7 remaining rifle and machine gun squads, with their solitary AT gun, 3 mortars and a single AA gun..... The Tobruk Strongpoint is at 12. This time things are a little different and although the CW lose a third of their aircraft (3 losses), and all remaining infantry (the 3rd Polish Battalion evaporates - as does the British 94th Heavy AA Regt.), the Axis lose 10 aircraft (5 destroyed). Moreover, the 8th Machine Gun Battalion and II Panzer Battalion, 8th Panzer Regt. are eliminated. Interestingly the German tanks lost 44 tanks - but only 6 were actually destroyed.....

The last attack is a bombardment that fails to trouble the scorers.

6 and 7. are airfield attacks. The first is against Buq Buq, which is defended by 57 AA guns, 16 Blenheims and 6 Hurricanes. 17 bombers attack, escorted by 36 fighters. The Axis lose 20 aircraft (6 lost) and no damage is done to the airfield. In return, the CW lose 6 aircraft (3 destroyed). Attack (7) is against RAF Dekheila by 19 bombers, 4 of which are lost (2 destroyed) for no loss.

9, 10, 11 and 12. The final 4 attacks are made against the Western Strongpoint. The first three are artillery barrages, and the fourth (12) is an attack by entirely Italian infantry, supported by 26 artillery units and 109 fighters. The defenders lose half their 48 rifle squads (one third of which are destroyed) and more than half their 37 Blenheims and Hurricanes (5 destroyed) - and the Blenheim squadron evaporates. The Axis lose 5 aircraft (2 destroyed) but are more seriously hurt in the infantry dept. Almost three quarters of their 105 rifle squads are lost (and over half of them are destroyed).




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/18/2018 5:36:06 AM   
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Turn 107
24th September 1941


I was maintaining a spreadsheet to keep track of my units in Tobruk. There is now no need for a spreadsheet as I know my remaining troops by name....

Irritatingly the scenario notes don't appear to tell a player which Allied Brigades aren't rebuilt, but it appears that the 1st Polish Brigade is one of these. The artillery unit and the 3rd Polish Brigade show as Eliminated and do not have a date for re-appearance. The question is, do I keep them in Tobruk to try and eat up as much Axis time as possible. or try and save them - which involves a journey over water - having first got them to the port!

I think its probably too late for all that now and if I'd known I'd have tried to put other formations in the fortress. That said, the CW really didn't have a huge number of infantry units to choose from.....

EDIT: It looks like the Polish Artillery remains eliminated but I have a return date for the 3rd Polish Battalion. Thank goodness for that - I love the Poles .

So as we enter the last few days of the Tobruk Garrison, here is the roll-call of the boys who have given everything:

Note: The status refers to number remaining vs no originally e.g. for infantry its rifle squads, for artillery its no. of guns.



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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/18/2018 7:26:52 AM   
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24th September 1941


Thanks to the program, I can no longer hope to reinforce Tobruk and furthermore my air situation is getting serious. Reserves of Hurricanes are nowhere near sufficient to fill out the existing squadrons.

With all those artillery units about to head toward Egypt - really? that many? - not to mention the Panzer III and IV, I need all the air force I can muster. I have to pull my aircraft back or no doubt the program will continue flying them.

I decide to try and reinforce Tobruk with an Australian company that is in Alex. It works! - no Ju-87. So, emboldened by this I take the opportunity to evacuate the two remaining NZ artillery (I am worried these won't reform like the 6th) and the remaining brigade HQ. These all work - no interference from the Axis - phew.

The Axis forces have retreated en masse from their positions around Bardia/Fort Capuzzo/Fort Maddelenna. I do what devoncop has done to me so many times and surround and destroy a rear-guard unit and then retreat. With Tobruk about to fall there is no way I'm heading into that lions den....

As I'm about to end the turn I mount a patrol with my commando units south of Bir Khadir. I notice a motorcycle recce unit and dispatch the riders into the afterlife.

For the defence of Tobruk I decide to maximise the forces in the port itself and the Eastern Strongpoint. The three outer Strongpoints have some riflemen, some AA guns and that is pretty much it - altogether there is barely a battalion available for each.... The rest of my turn is limited to bombardments from Tobruk.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/18/2018 10:50:06 AM   
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27th September 1941


Little movement detected from the Axis - just a hail of shells being fired into Tobruk..... There was one other attack away from the fortress but this was much ado about nothing as a He-111 was damaged flying with its chums to destroy a commando unit west of Fort Maddelenna.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/18/2018 12:35:14 PM   
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Turn 108
27th September 1941


With Tobruk about to fall to the evil Axis, the turn is spent trying to work out what the hell I am going to do....

I'm still working this through but have started to move units to where I think some kind of stand may be possible.....details to follow (assuming I can work something out before I'm consumed by impregnable PzKwIII and IV's

Meanwhile back at the ranch.....

I concentrate on bombarding the largely German troops that are threatening the Western Stongpoint. The turn won't alter Tobruk's fate, but proves highly satisfactory in a short term kind of way. Losses this turn:

85th Infantry Regt. HQ from the Sabratha Division
A battalion and a company of Trento motorised infantry
33rd Auf Bn, from 15th Panzer
3rd Auf Bn, from 21st Panzer
A company of from the 1st Bn. 27th Regt. from the Pavia Division
A machine-gun battalion from the Brescia Division
A company of Bersaglieri from the Ariete Division
A company of German infantry from the 15th Panzer




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/18/2018 1:05:55 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Turn 108
27th September 1941


With Tobruk about to fall to the evil Axis, the turn is spent trying to work out what the hell I am going to do....

I'm still working this through but have started to move units to where I think some kind of stand may be possible.....details to follow (assuming I can work something out before I'm consumed by impregnable PzKwIII and IV's


Have you started entrenching El Alamein?

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/18/2018 1:13:38 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Turn 108
27th September 1941


With Tobruk about to fall to the evil Axis, the turn is spent trying to work out what the hell I am going to do....

I'm still working this through but have started to move units to where I think some kind of stand may be possible.....details to follow (assuming I can work something out before I'm consumed by impregnable PzKwIII and IV's


Have you started entrenching El Alamein?
warspite1

I've begun to think about it


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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/18/2018 1:18:15 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Turn 108
27th September 1941


With Tobruk about to fall to the evil Axis, the turn is spent trying to work out what the hell I am going to do....

I'm still working this through but have started to move units to where I think some kind of stand may be possible.....details to follow (assuming I can work something out before I'm consumed by impregnable PzKwIII and IV's


Have you started entrenching El Alamein?
warspite1

I begun to think about it


While you're at it, the pyramids would make a good observation point for artillery.

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/18/2018 2:15:54 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Turn 108
27th September 1941


With Tobruk about to fall to the evil Axis, the turn is spent trying to work out what the hell I am going to do....

I'm still working this through but have started to move units to where I think some kind of stand may be possible.....details to follow (assuming I can work something out before I'm consumed by impregnable PzKwIII and IV's


Have you started entrenching El Alamein?
warspite1

I begun to think about it


While you're at it, the pyramids would make a good observation point for artillery.

Which is why I put them in the scenario!

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/18/2018 5:26:57 PM   
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Turn 109 - Axis Turn
1st October 1941


The Axis (Italians) destroy my commando unit that stuck its head in the noose too long. That aside there was plenty of movement - well over 2,000 - but its was all obscured. I can only assume he is moving units east pending the fall of Tobruk. Speaking of which the Allies lose an AA unit in the Western Strongpoint at Tobruk and the infantry are thinned out further with the loss of the 1st Polish Battalion.

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/18/2018 6:09:51 PM   
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Turn 109
1st October 1941


Amazingly the number of rifle squads in Tobruk is actually net up on last turn! However that is no real comfort as the number of units available is now barely enough to cover the two inner fortifications. My air units continue on rest / reorganisation as they try and recover.

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/19/2018 6:22:22 AM   
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Turn 110 - Axis Turn
4th October 1941


The Axis continue to turn the screw at Tobruk. All action this turn is centred on the fortress and the participation of the Free French Marines, a company of 13th Australian Battalion, the British 2nd Heavy AA Regt, and the 27th New Zealand MG Battalion are all now at an end...

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/19/2018 4:27:11 PM   
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Turn 110
4th October 1941


No change to the MO. The air forces remain inactive - hopefully the Hurricane squadrons will soon be up to full strength.

Bombardments of the Italians on the coast west of Tobruk continue but with little gained....

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/19/2018 6:16:23 PM   
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Turn 111 - Axis Turn
8th October 1941


I can't describe how tense it is watching the playback and hearing the darkly ominous rumble of tanks and the drone of aero engines - but can't actually see who is moving where, and what will pop up when. Then, every now and then one sees a flicker on the map. Its bloody intense this game!

The situation is really confusing. I assumed most/all Axis units were in place, but there still seems to be a lot coming through the Jebel????

Have I given my opponent (or more accurately his panzers) too much respect? Should I, could I, have done more to save Tobruk?

I guess until I play the Axis at this stage of the game I simply won't know. As can be seen there are shed loads (military term) of Axis units around Tobruk - although a lot of these will disappear from view when I click for my turn....




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/19/2018 6:30:28 PM   
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It's time for a Sandstorm random event. No move/attack for a whole turn.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/19/2018 8:04:14 PM   
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Turn 111
8th October 1941


The losses in rifle squads vs reinforcements is neutral this turn. The Kiwis are reorganising which ordinarily would be an issue, but frankly there is little more to do here. An Australian battalion is landed in Tobruk and both the port and the Eastern Strongpoint remain fully stocked in terms of max no. (although the units within are obviously less than full strength).

The turn is once again limited to bombardments from Tobruk.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/19/2018 8:49:59 PM   
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Turn 111
8th October 1941


It's amazing how quickly the Allied air forces went from comfortable - with plenty of reserves - to completely not comfortable. I will need to watch this closely going forward, maybe set up a rotation policy with my fighters so that not all are exposed to action at any one time.

This could be risky (not sure of the comparative strengths) and depending how far the Axis penetrate east, it may be not possible (as the program will fly resting units anyway) but it may be worth a go. If the Axis had not been diverted by trying to take Tobruk I would have been in a bit of a mess with my fighters....

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/19/2018 9:01:22 PM   
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Turn 112 - Axis Turn
11th October 1941


The Southwestern Strongpoint can withstand the beating no longer and falls to the Axis. It is pleasing to see that some casualties were inflicted in them achieving this.

1. The Italians on the coast begin with an attack on the Western Strongpoint. They are rudely rebuffed and lose an engineer and motorcycle unit, in fact whole manner of equipment including 54 rifle squads, 80 machine guns, 31 mortars, 3 AT guns, 2 field guns, 8 AA guns and 153 trucks.

2. A largely German force attack to the south and three more Italian units are destroyed at even higher cost - but the last of the Allied troops are forced to retreat. Its only the Strongpoint left for the Axis to overcome.

7. The Axis finally take the Southwestern Strongpoint.

The remaining attacks are bombardments which take their toll on the defenders and the Minefield effects a and b in Tobruk. The Axis suffer some counter-battery fire.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/19/2018 9:34:58 PM   
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11th October 1941


And just as this happens the Poles and Australians decide to reorganise.... thanks lads .

To be fair, there is no chance of a counter attack anyway. And so the last remaining 170 rifle squads - just 25% of the original (excluding the Australians), 49 tanks, 5 AT guns, 14 AA guns and 14 artillery pieces prepare for the end. If I'm lucky I'll get 2 more turns - depending on what he can hit Tobruk with once he reduces the Eastern Strongpoint. Might only be 1 but I'm hoping for 3 - essentially any time is good as it gives more recovery time for the air forces - and he RN come to that.

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 2/19/2018 9:55:33 PM   
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Turn 112
11th October 1941


The CW try hitting back but the minefield effects are almost spent and little damage is done - and hardly anything to the seemingly invulnerable panzers....

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