From: Columbia, MD. USA
Allied Turn April 4, 1941
Previous Axis Turn:
Rain in England. Clear in the Atlantic.
A German Panzer (str 6) Grenadier moves next to Alexandria and attacks the Garrison twice, doing 2 damage and taking 1 back.
The Germans push up into Scotland, with an Army (str 7) now south east of Edinburgh which is defended by a UK Army.
The strong German Panzer (str 10, 2 exp), bumps into the UK Corps that left Carlisle along the road 2 hexes to the northwest.
In the Atlantic to the northwest of Ireland there is plenty of action and blood in the water.
The RM Eugenio di Savoia (CL) is surprised by HMS Parthian and takes 5 damage while doing 1 back to the sub.
Four U-boats attack HMS Jersey and sink the destroyer.
Jersey goes down fighting to the last doing large amounts of damage to each U boat that attacks her, particularly to the last sub which thought it would have an easy kill with Jersey at str 1:
Damages to each of the 4 subs: 4 dmg, 3 dmg, 2 dmg, and 5 dmg. The last was an 8 strength sub now at 3.
That last sub (U30) then moved to the north and encounters HMS Glasgow (CL) and HMS Amazon (DD). Amazon does another point of damage to U30.
The US is alarmed at Axis gains in Egypt (+6%, so on the bottom side of the swing barely makes up for the loss mobilization of Yugo being conquered, not to mention the still neutral Netherlands)
With no Coup, Yugoslavia joins the Axis.
Clear in England. Clear in the Atlantic. Clear in the South Atlantic.
Churchill grudgingly declines Roosevelt's offer of Tanks for Egypt.
HMS Parthian (str 9) sinks RM Eugenio di Savoia (str 5), before the light cruiser can get away.
HMS Amazon sinks U30 (str 2) with a well placed depth charge (odds predictions were 1:1, but we are talking about a full strength DD vs a 2 strength sub. I'm just glad it didn't dive).
UK Tactical bombers strike the 14th German Army (str 7, 1 exp) southeast of Edinburgh. Spitfire escorts engage the intercepting German fighters north of Liverpool:
UK FTR -2 dmg, UK TAC -3 dmg, GE FTR -2 dmg, GE Army -2 dmg.
The UK's 11th Army in Edinburgh forgoes attacking the German 14th Army due to bad combat predictions.*
The last vestiges of spare anti aircraft equipment are scrounged together in Edinburgh.
HMS Formidable and Glorious each launch a strike at a sub, that almost assuredly took part in the sinking of HMS Jersey, that was within range of their scouts. Both times the sub escaped via emergency dive.
HMS Courageous has similar results against another sub that was within scout plane range as well.
HMS Montgomery closes in on the 4th sub (U73, str 8, level 1) who was caught broadcasting with an out of date enigma code, but only manages to force yet another dive.
The damaged HMS Suffolk (CA, str 5) making it's way to Canada well to the south of the convoy lines is surprised by Bismarck. The German Battleship splits Suffolk in two with her big 15 inch guns.
HMS Suffolk does manage to land a lucky blow with one her own 8 inch guns, doing 2 damage to the Battleship.
HMS Salmon (str 11, 2 exp) then sneaks in from the south and puts 2 torpedoes into Bismarck for 3 damage and chases the Battleship eastward.
HMS Illustrious launches a single strike of Swordfish and Bismarck takes too much damage to be saved. A noticeable number of the biplanes fail to return (2 dmg to the air wing).
The great Battleship's stern starts sinking into the water, slowly at first and gradually more quickly.
As the stern sinks the bow rises until eventually the great ship stands nearly vertical for a brief time before slipping under the waves forever.
The Indian Corps and the Desert Rats (Recon, 5 str) move next to Baghdad.
The Danish Ambassador allows US troops into Greenland.
The Convoy lines are clean, Freighter captains are thankful for the respite.
* UK Army (str 10, supply 10, Morale 93, Readiness 87, Adjusted HA = 3) vs. GE Army (str 5, 1 exp, Supply 1, Morale 37, Readiness 66, Adjusted HD = 2)... Combat prediction: 2:1.
This just makes me cry. I know the defender is in the mountains but he has 0 entrenchment.
Spain 25% Axis
Netherlands 44% Allied
Vichy France 47% Axis
Algeria 54% Axis
Tunisia 60% Axis
Syria 25% Axis
UK 78% Morale
USA 100% Morale
USSR 100% Morale
IT 110% Morale
GE 112% Morale
UK 6,957 MPP in combat losses
USA 0 MPP in combat losses
USSR 0 MPP in combat losses
FR 5,551 MPP in combat losses
GE 7,244 MPP in combat losses
IT 1,236 MPP in combat losses
UK 553 MPP lost to Subs/Raiders
USSR 0 MPP lost to Subs/Raiders
GE 231 MPP lost to Subs/Raiders
GE 1 MPP lost to Strategic Bombing (35 Allied damage to bombers)
IT 0 MPP lost to Strategic Bombing
UK 4,168 MPP on Units, 1,025 MPP on Diplomacy, 400 MPP on Tech
USA 316 MPP on Units, 0 MPP on Diplomacy, 2,400 MPP on Tech
USSR 338 MPP on Units, 0 MPP on Diplomacy, 1,300 MPP on Tech
FR 1,114 MPP on Units, 150 MPP on Diplomacy, 0 MPP on Tech
GE 6,733 MPP on Units, 975 MPP on Diplomacy, 2,100 MPP on Tech
IT 745 MPP on Units, 275 MPP on Diplomacy, 1,075 MPP on Tech
UK Income: 123 MPP (excluding Lend Lease)
US Income: 270 MPP (excluding Lend Lease)
USSR Income: 155 MPP (excluding Lend Lease)
GE Income: 700 MPP (estimate)
IT Income: 125 MPP (estimate) Might be off, I forgot to check/record their income.
Total Allied Income: 548 MPP
Total Axis Income: ~ 825 MPP (estimate)
*Note excluding DE costs from Allied Income listed above, but including convoy losses.
GE 67 Land Units, 11 Air Units, 9 Naval Units
IT 17 Land Units, 3 Air Units, 9 Naval Units
UK 18 Land Units, 7 Air Units, 30 Naval Units
USA 3 Land Units, 1 Air Units, 1 Naval Units
USSR 27 Land Units, 1 Air Units, 4 Naval Units
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