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Carry out Operation Husky - 1/17/2018 2:18:11 PM   
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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/17/2018 2:23:18 PM   
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There are several Sicily invasion scenarios in TOAW4. I picked this scenario because I liked the map & time scale, length, and because he used HQ units with leaders at the division scale on up.





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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/17/2018 2:28:32 PM   
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Lots of debate between US and British command on the need for operations in Italy.





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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/17/2018 2:37:45 PM   
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The Plan: Leaders knew where and when but in theory the troops did not.






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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/17/2018 2:51:07 PM   
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Initial Order of Battle for the Allied Ground Force – Main Units.

Later on in the campaign a provisional corps is created with the following units: 3rd Div., 82nd Arb Div., & 2nd Arm. Div. from the 7th Army.

Troops quality was from novice to veteran.





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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/17/2018 6:10:23 PM   
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Air units – Initial Force.

Under Inventory and Replacements you can see the number of air units assigned (red arrow).

Not all units are available at start of scenario.






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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/17/2018 6:11:31 PM   
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Naval Force – Initial Force

Under Inventory and Replacements you can see the number of ships assigned (red arrow).






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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/17/2018 6:23:52 PM   
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Oh I've got to play me this scenario - Warspite, Penelope, Orion ohhh...

But..... who's the spell-checker here? HMS Carlise - presumably that is Carlisle. And yes, we had an ancient D-Class cruiser modernised courtesy of our US cousins, but she wasn't re-named after the detective! HMS Colombo please.

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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/17/2018 6:26:33 PM   
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This AAR is close to a history lesson. Thanks

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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/17/2018 7:54:14 PM   
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For me it is one way to enjoy both the game and the book.

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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/17/2018 7:58:13 PM   
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Prior to loading troops, I noticed several losses.





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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/17/2018 10:21:42 PM   
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Oh I've got to play me this scenario - Warspite, Penelope, Orion ohhh...

But..... who's the spell-checker here? HMS Carlise - presumably that is Carlisle. And yes, we had an ancient D-Class cruiser modernised courtesy of our US cousins, but she wasn't re-named after the detective! HMS Colombo please.


Maybe you could suggest the developers add a spell checker to the scenario editor.

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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/18/2018 12:10:05 PM   
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Loading up.


Note: I tried to use photos that are associated with operation Husky. Probably about 95% successful.






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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/18/2018 12:11:00 PM   
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Rough seas had the fleet commanders uncertain whether to proceed.





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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/18/2018 12:12:01 PM   
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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/18/2018 12:13:44 PM   
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Calmer seas but still hazardous.





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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/18/2018 12:14:58 PM   
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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/18/2018 8:10:34 PM   
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AM – July10, 1943 (T2) – Round 2

Landings have been completed.

Quick look at losses.

The majority of the infantry losses come from attacks on Gela and Siracusa. (red arrows)








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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/18/2018 8:14:00 PM   
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AM – July10, 1943 (T2) – Round 2

Airborne – scattered all over.

Note: Unfortunately the scenario really doesn’t account for the scattered drops.
I should have spread the drops out all over.





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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/18/2018 8:16:10 PM   
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AM – July10, 1943 (T2) – Round 2

1st Division took the brunt of the casualties for the 7th Army in the landings in Gela Area.






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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/18/2018 8:24:26 PM   
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AM – July10, 1943 (T2) – Round 2

Rangers, attached to the 1st Division, fought off several attacks by the Italians in their effort to take the city of Gela.






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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/18/2018 8:26:00 PM   
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AM – July10, 1943 (T2) – Round 2

3rd Division’s landings around Licata were much easier compared to 1st Division.






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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/18/2018 8:27:57 PM   
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AM – July10, 1943 (T2) – Round 2

The sea and poor execution caused the main casualties in the landing of the 45th Division.






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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/19/2018 7:40:40 AM   
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Thoroughly enjoying this especailly as I wrote a dissertaion on Husky as part of a MA in Military History last year

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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/19/2018 8:21:38 AM   
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Recommended (free) reading from the CMH:

https://history.army.mil/html/books/006/6-2-1/index.html

and more specific:

https://history.army.mil/html/books/072/72-16/index.html

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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/19/2018 12:21:25 PM   
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Thoroughly enjoying this especailly as I wrote a dissertaion on Husky as part of a MA in Military History last year


Glad you are enjoying. It’s been fun to produce.

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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/19/2018 12:23:12 PM   
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Recommended (free) reading from the CMH:

https://history.army.mil/html/books/006/6-2-1/index.html

and more specific:

https://history.army.mil/html/books/072/72-16/index.html

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Thanks. Took quick look at both of the docs. Notice some very similar pictures which isn't to surprising.

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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/19/2018 2:48:32 PM   
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AM – July10, 1943 (T2) – Round 2

8th Army






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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/19/2018 2:50:58 PM   
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AM – July10, 1943 (T2) – Round 2

1st Airlanding Bde suffered high casualties … but most were lost to poor execution.

Note: In this scenario, the strength of this brigade is overstated.






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RE: Carry out Operation Husky - 1/19/2018 3:18:42 PM   
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Fascinating AAR.

It seems that Operation Labroke was indeed a practice for Market Garden with all the screw ups !

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