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RE: Operation Overlord - this time as the Germans - 4/17/2018 12:20:38 AM   
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I was not sure I would find time to play today and then an opening occurred. It was very painful watching the Allied turn and dreading them get back to back goes. The Allies launched 50 attacks - three of them from Pegasus Bridge in the East.

Here is the situation on the morning of the 15th.




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RE: Operation Overlord - this time as the Germans - 4/17/2018 12:32:01 AM   
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Here is the battle on the Western edge. The post should be dated June 15th.




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RE: Operation Overlord - this time as the Germans - 4/17/2018 10:08:25 AM   
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here is the situation in front of Caen




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RE: Operation Overlord - this time as the Germans - 4/18/2018 1:08:57 AM   
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While at work today. I was thinking of moving the 17th SS Pz Grenadiers East into the area around Bayeux. However, when I got home and checked the 17th SS are holding a lot of ground. Here is my thinking now...




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RE: Operation Overlord - this time as the Germans - 4/18/2018 8:47:07 PM   
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Well that was hard to watch - the Allies pounded my defences and advanced closer to Caen. Worse luck, with three key divisions reorganizing, there is not much I can do to counter them.

I hate watching the computer do round after round of attacks and then get a back to back move and get to do more rounds of attacks. It can be very frustrating...

Okay, I'm done my rant. Time to start figuring out how to recover from this.




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RE: Operation Overlord - this time as the Germans - 4/18/2018 9:04:27 PM   
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Well that was hard to watch - the Allies pounded my defences and advanced closer to Caen. Worse luck, with three key divisions reorganizing, there is not much I can do to counter them.

I hate watching the computer do round after round of attacks and then get a back to back move and get to do more rounds of attacks. It can be very frustrating...


Think about how Rommel felt at the time. Although the turn sequencing is artificial, the overall effect is relatively realistic. The Germans rarely got the initiative historically, and were usually reacting to the Allies moves (lethargic as they were) apart from a few divisional level attacks (21st Panzer against the initial landings, 17th SS at Carentan, Pz Lehr near St Lo - all which were failures). All the panzer divisions sent for the "big" counteroffensive ended up plugging holes instead. The only time there were several panzer divisions attacking at once in the same direction was the ill-advised Mortain "Offensive" which effectively was shut down the day it was launched.

Anyway, you're doing well in a very difficult situation.

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RE: Operation Overlord - this time as the Germans - 4/19/2018 12:23:56 AM   
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Nicholas,

Thanks for the encouragement. I really wish the High Command would unleash the remaining armour divisions.

I agree, for the Germans it must have been hard to be pushed onto your heels. I know that when I played the Allies it seemed as if I could push most of the German units around, being on the other side is frustrating at times - but is likely realistic. It is so much more fun when I have the upper hand.



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RE: Operation Overlord - this time as the Germans - 4/19/2018 12:55:12 AM   
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Here is the situation in the West




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RE: Operation Overlord - this time as the Germans - 4/19/2018 1:35:09 AM   
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Here is the situation in front of Caen. If only my forces were not reorganizing. I see a great opportunity. but I can not exploit it...




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