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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/15/2018 12:16:55 AM   
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I tried an attack but it went nowhere and caused me more damage than it did to Brian.
I'm going to have to quit doing that and just defend.




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/15/2018 12:59:22 PM   
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Here's the positions of everybody at the end of the combat replay
for turn 9.




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/15/2018 2:23:14 PM   
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Here's the ending positions after the combat replay of T10:




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/15/2018 2:40:44 PM   
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Here's the ending positions after I've moved everybody in T10, no attacks this turn:




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/15/2018 3:56:27 PM   
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I am liking your multi-layered defence and especially the defence of the Mt Etna passes.

I thought the Panzer Gren Div got withdrawn early but it seems not so all good !



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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/15/2018 4:25:19 PM   
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Here's what it looks like at the end of the combat replay at the end of Brian's T11.




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/15/2018 4:29:59 PM   
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I am liking your multi-layered defence and especially the defence of the Mt Etna passes.

The Americans have broken my front lines on the west side so now I need to garrison the
west side of Mt. Etna too. It's now a foot race to see if I can get the italians to the
west side of Mt. Etna before Brian can get his units there first.

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I thought the Panzer Gren Div got withdrawn early but it seems not so all good !

I glanced through the expected reinforcements and found some withdrawls in T68 but nothing
before that. Thanks for the heads up.

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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/16/2018 1:20:39 PM   
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Here's the T12 front lines at the end of the combat replay. Brian has been attacking almost everywhere up and down the
front lines and is pushing the Axis units backwards.




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/16/2018 2:56:34 PM   
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Hi again

Difficult to tell from the screenies but I am assuming the silence is being regularly disturbed with the sound of you blowing bridges?

In one of my playthroughs my Allied opponent is reporting significant supply issues as a result as he pushes north and east.

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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/16/2018 5:42:41 PM   
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Hi again

Hello there Ian dude. Thanks for posting.

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Difficult to tell from the screenies but I am assuming the silence is being regularly disturbed with the sound of you blowing bridges?

I'm blowing every bridge I can get a unit to and I'm hoping it'll make a difference.

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In one of my playthroughs my Allied opponent is reporting significant supply issues as a result as he pushes north and east.

North and East? Is he exploring the western part of the island. I'm hoping Brian will take the
time to go exploring. Less troops at my MLR.

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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/16/2018 5:59:24 PM   
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All good Larry.

You have kept a lot more Italian units in the South and West than I decided to do so they are tying up the 7th Army nicely whereas I railed out the Panzer Gren Division and all but a couple of units from the Palermo garrison to my MLR (not paid for by Mexico sadly)....

As a result of course the 7th Army in my game is pressing on the centre and North of the MLR by the end of the 3rd week in July.

The upside is my defence line is probably stronger. Really fascinating to compare how the two approaches work out.

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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/16/2018 8:51:55 PM   
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All good Larry.

You have kept a lot more Italian units in the South and West than I decided to do so
they are tying up the 7th Army nicely whereas I railed out the Panzer Gren Division
and all but a couple of units from the Palermo garrison to my MLR (not paid for by
Mexico sadly)....

As a result of course the 7th Army in my game is pressing on the centre and North
of the MLR by the end of the 3rd week in July.

The upside is my defence line is probably stronger. Really fascinating to compare
how the two approaches work out.

I'm pretty sure your defense is stronger. Mine is just roadblocks in the path of
Brian's advance. He has no problem pushing them around and I'm surprised he hasn't
tried to outflank and destry them outright.

Here's the T13 front lines just after the combat replay.




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/17/2018 5:17:53 AM   
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Here's the T14 front lines just after the combat replay. Brian is continuing to push my units backward.




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/17/2018 11:54:06 AM   
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Larry,

I really enjoy your posts, especially as you talk through your thoughts and plans.



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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/17/2018 12:44:39 PM   
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Larry,

I really enjoy your posts, especially as you talk through your thoughts and plans.

I'm glad you are interested and are enjoying it, but it sounds like I need to elaborate
more on my thoughts and plans. Sorry, Brian and I have gotten into the habit of one
set of moves in the morning about 05:50 my time and then another about 10:03 my time
and then a final third set about 16:30 or so. Not in a hurry but not loitering either.
So I tend to be in a hurry in my moves so Brian doesn't have to wait long and we can
get more moves in. But it's not a contest larry and you don't have to rush off and
do your D21 game right away. You can spend a minute explaining what's going on in
this game. I'm learning. Thanks for posting.

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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/17/2018 4:01:56 PM   
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Brian is moving his aircraft to the island as the airfields are captured.




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/17/2018 5:14:19 PM   
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Larry...in terms loved by the Americans....I think the Panzer Grens and anything else in the South need to "get out of Dodge"....

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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/17/2018 9:14:36 PM   
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Here's the T16 front lines. Brian has complete dominance of the battlefield and is
victoriously pushing north. The MLR in the middle COULD pull back and reposition
but they have their dug in positions further south than Brna wants to be right now
and that is another way t delay him. Keep the fighting south as long as possible.
The Panzer Greneders defending down south are going to be sacrificed in the name of
delay. Besides he will lose a lot of troops trying to kill them.




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/17/2018 9:40:03 PM   
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Brian is eventually going to own the island, that's a given. So the mission is to
delay him as long as possible and make his job as difficult as I can. Devoncop
suggests that I pull out and save as many of my Panzer Grenadiers as I can and that's
a really good idea but the disengagement penalty is working overtime and I can't seem
to get any of my PG units to pull away from the American units. They are stuck where
they are. Some of the larger units might be able to get away but the smaller ones are
definately stuck there.

I'm debating moving all the Axis aircraft off the island. There's no real need to do
that yet and I like that their mission ranges are short and sweet. I'm running about
half of my planes right now and resting the rest of them because they are yellow in
terms of health and I need them in the green. I'm not sure my aircraft are doing much
good. They are swamped by the Allied air power.

I'm hoping that Brian will explore the western part of the island because that will
involve several units and a lot of time. And those units will be away from my MLR for
as long as they explore. That's a good thing. I evacuated all the Axis units from
out west in the early game period.

The Germans got some sea transport this turn and I'm planning on evacuating the smaller
islands to get the troops onto the mainland if possible.




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/17/2018 11:52:31 PM   
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Here's the T17 front lines just after the combat replay and as you can see the 1st
MLR has disolved and the Allies are forming a cresent around my defenders and they
are getting thin on the south edge and I'm pretty sure that German formation is
just about had all they can take anyway, why not push for the beach and his supply
points? I'll have to mull that over some more.




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/18/2018 12:22:59 AM   
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Here's the condition of the air fleet right now. I intend to wallop the airfield on
that smaller island due south of Sicily, what is it, Malta or somewhere. Anyway there's
a group of three light bombers at one airfield there, no fighters nearby and it's crying
out to be struck. So I put everybody, well, almost everybody on three-dots and assigned
them to the attack. I'm hoping to obliterate the entire stack.




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/18/2018 12:42:44 AM   
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I figured out another task for the 15th Pnzr Gren Division. To zoom off to the NE to
disrupt his airfields and flush the planes off the to islands other than Sicily maybe.
At any rate it's fun.




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/18/2018 2:43:59 AM   
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Here's the results of my airstrike on the Allied airbase and it seems that I lost
as many bombers as he did. D'oh. I won't do that again real soon.




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/18/2018 11:56:39 AM   
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Larry,

Great AAR. I agree that result on the airstrike is not a good idea, but you may get him thinking and sending units off to respond to the threat.

Have a good day,

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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/18/2018 1:09:29 PM   
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Larry,

Great AAR. I agree that result on the airstrike is not a good idea, but you may get him thinking and sending units off to respond to the threat.

Have a good day,

Hey There MikeJ19 dude, thanks for posting. Thanks for your kind words. And I think you're right,
I think he might consider moving some fighters to the small island south of Sicily. I still don't
know what the name of the island is. The outcome of the airstrike is unfortunate. I lost a lot of
bombers in that strike and it's my own fault. Who knew? At any rate the war goes on. Brian will
own the island before too much longer. It's too early to guess the turn of the fall of Messina
but it's a forgone conclusion. It's a great game and a good scenario and I'm having a blast.

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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/18/2018 2:35:43 PM   
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It is hard to beat history! Just saying.

Keep up the good fight.

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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/18/2018 3:50:17 PM   
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The island's Malta.

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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/18/2018 5:56:53 PM   
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The island's Malta.

Ah so.....thanks DanNeely dude. Here's the T18 front lines right after the combat replay ends. Brian continued pushing
the remnants into a smaller footprint and several units evaporated. And he's employed
some British units to thwart my Pnzr Gren guys from getting at his airfields.




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/18/2018 9:54:14 PM   
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Here's the T19 front lines right after the combat replay ends.




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RE: Sicily to Brenner's Pass ( Brian and larry ) - 2/18/2018 10:12:54 PM   
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Here's a close up of the effected area. Battles are ongoing and the British units
up against my MLR are being pounded by my arty and he losses about 5% in each strike.
My planes are doing well and the supply levels are adequate and I still own the island.




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