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T29 - 5/8/2019 11:33:42 AM   
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T28

No enemy attacks were launched so there was no update for this turn.

T29, 15th January-22nd January 1944.
Italy


The enemy launched a surprise attack against the Bifena Line and managed to capture the port city of Salerno. The defenders of the city (3rd/148th Reserve ID) have taken very heavy losses due to being outnumbered 10:1, outgunned 8:1 and because they had to endure constant naval bombardments as well as air attacks. The unit has been decimated in the fighting and has ceased to exist as an effective formation. By sheer luck and because of the bad terrain the enemy has been unable to capture Napoli which was undefended at the time. We have rushed the 5th Mountain division as well as the 15th PzGren Division to close the gaps immediately. 2 Infantry Divisions that just arrived in northern Italy will be sent to the Bifena line ASAP.

Meanwhile recon and intelligence have picked up a major build up in the Foggia sector and we expect attacks to be conducted in the Termoli sector as well. To help defend against such attacks we have deployed mountain regiments in the area and reinforced them with elite Italian Infantry Battalions.








In the Piombino sector something is brewing as well. Recon and Intelligence has picked up a major build up of enemy forces and we suspect that the WA will attempt to push in force so they can break out of the beachhead. We have repositioned some of our forces so as to reinforce the weak spots and deny the enemy an easy fight. Next week should see major offensives in both sectors.



Rainy weather over Italy next week while snowfalls continue over the Reich.



Casualties:





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RE: T29 - 5/11/2019 11:52:06 PM   
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Good to see this AAR back on track!

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RE: T29 - 5/17/2019 3:24:31 PM   
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ORIGINAL: John B.

Good to see this AAR back on track!


Thanks John! The next few turns should get very interesting as the WA try to push out of the beachhead and also press from the south. Stay tuned!

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T30 - 5/29/2019 12:20:56 AM   
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T30, 22nd of January-29th January 1944.
Air Europe.


The enemy continues to hit the coal mines as well as the Industry plants in the Ruhr even though the weather over Europe remains bad (snowfall). Our nightfighters have been busy intercepting British night raids to good success and more air groups should be reinforcing the night fighter defenses next week while our single seat fighters have not seen any action yet.
We are having small shortages of resources, 42 HI locations did not have enough resources for production.





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RE: T30 - 5/29/2019 12:26:49 AM   
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In central Italy, the WA made a strong push south of the beachhead, pushing the 272nd ID back and causing heavy losses to them. They followed up with other attacks (3 of them) all of which were held back by the 272nd ID. This was mostly due to heavy mud on the ground, which prevented the enemy from using their full strength on the attack and the fact that our forces were entrenched in a level 2 fort. They still took heavy losses because of Naval Gunfire and have been pulled back to Rome for R&R.

Positions at the start of the week:



Hold by the 272nd ID:



TOE of the 272nd ID, left turn 29, right, turn 30:



The enemy concentration and strength pushing towards Rome is disturbing to say the least. To counter this threat, mechanized formations have been pushed to the defense. The 12th SS Pz and the 90th PzGren Divisions have taken positions on the coastal hex north-west of Rome. They are susceptible to Naval gunfire as well as bombing runs from the air. They need to hold their positons as they are the only land connection to the port of Civitavechia. Meanwhile the port itself has been reinforced by the Lehr Motorized Brigade and should hold until reinforcements come. We may need to give it up if the enemy keeps pushing here.

The flanks at Viterbo have been reinforced by the 29th PzGren Division but they may need more forces in order to hold back enemy attacks.

Because the threat towards the Italian capital is so big right now, Luftflotte 2 has been ordered to deploy fighters in the Rome area and has done so, deploying 201 single seat fighters in the sector, which should be able to deterr enemy air attacks.




The enemy pushed in the Vasto sector as expected, forcing the 2/157th Mtn Division to retreat. Another attack further north failed. The Schmalz PzGren Brigade is moving to the area to help strengthen the defenses and there is no doubt that the enemy will attempt to attack here again.

In the Napoli area, the 266th ID was transferred to Napoli to reinforce the defenses of the city. The enemy has a strong concentration of forces in the area and they will probably attempt an attack on the port city if the weather allows.

Positions at the start of the week:



Positions at the end of the week:





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RE: T30 - 5/29/2019 12:37:25 AM   
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Casualties and weather:











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T31 - 6/14/2019 1:11:12 AM   
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T31, 29th of January-5th of February 1945
Air Europe


The enemy continues to target the Ruhr and our night fighters have been busy intercepting British night raids to good effect. We have lost 17 NF in the defense. More air groups are being deployed to the area.

Italy

The enemy attacked our lone regiments in the Vasto area routing 1 and forcing another one to retreat thus opening a hole in the defense here. Our units took very heavy losses, the routed regiment was completely depleted.

To help close the gap in the area, both Fliegerkorps II and Luftflotte 2 were ordered to fly interdiction missions in the area, to slow down the enemy advance. We lost 23 bombers in the process both to A2A combat and to Flak fire. However at the end of the day, the enemy forces were interdicted heavily. Interdiction numbers are noted in the map. The air groups have been pulled back to North Italy.








The Schmalz PzGren Brigade counterattacked the Italian Motorized Group that was acting as a vanguard for the WA, routing it in the process and inflicting heavy losses on them. 2 Infantry Divisions have arrived in the Piombino sector from Rome and 2 Motorized Brigades have arrived from North Italy. These forces are being used to close the gap. More reinforcements should arrive in the following weeks. The enemy is in a good position to exploit our weakness in the sector. We expect the 2nd US Armored division to join the fight next week as well.



The commander of the XIV Panzer Corps General Hube, tasked with defending Napoli was sacked and replaced by Generalmajor Erich Abraham.

In the Piombino sector the heavy mud has turned to light mud, and we expect heavy attacks next week. Some of our forces have been repositioned to reinforce weak areas.








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RE: T31 - 6/14/2019 1:26:35 AM   
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Overview and casualties:

Casualties were heavy this week due to the strong WA attacks. Unfortunately in WitW the losses screen is reset once you open it so I cannot show you casualties at the end of the turn. I will show you casualties at the start of it though:








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