From: Columbia, MD. USA
Allied Turn November 5, 1940
Previous Axis Turn:
Mud in England. Rain in the Atlantic.
An elite Garrison unit in Coventry withstands 3 attacks from 2 Panzer units before succumbing. They even manage to do 1 damage to one of the Panzer units.
The damaged Panzer (str 7, 2 exp) then pushes on south of Sheffield, defended by a Corps. A German Tactical bomber is sent to soften up the defenders and is hit by AA fire twice (1 by an AA unit, the other by the city/Corps).
The Panzer then attacks and the defenders hold after taking a total of 4 damage while managing a point of damage to the Panzer (now str 6).
The elite Garrison in Birmingham doesn't fair as well and is destroyed by a paratrooper and a German Army, with only the German Army taking 1 damage.
A 2nd Paratrooper moves next to Manchester and Liverpool and triggers a surprise combat against the Corps in Manchester (too bad not the Army in Liverpool).
The Corps in Manchester takes 1 damage while the Paratroopers take 2. The paratroopers do spot the Strategic Bombers between Manchester and Leeds.
The Strategic Bomber (str 5) air field is then targeted by Tactical Bombers (which take a hit from the AA unit between Sheffield and Leeds), a German Fighter and are wiped out by the 3rd set of paratroopers
dropping safely in the mountains between Sheffield and Manchester.*
The Corps defending Bristol is hit by 2 Medium Bombers, 1 Tactical Bomber and a German Corps. It is reduced to half strength with only the first Medium Bomber taking a hit.
In the Atlantic the scouting Italian Sub Leonardo da Vinci runs into ORP Blyskawica and manages to do 1 damage to the Polish Destroyer without repercussion.
Mud in England. Rain in the Atlantic.
Tactical Bombers, escorted by fighters from HMS Glorious, strike at the 7th FSJ paratroopers (str 8) south of Manchester. German fighters stationed at Oxford intercept:
Glorious Air Wing -1 dmg, UK TAC -1 dmg, GE FTR -2 dmg, GE Para -2 dmg.
The BEF Army in Liverpool then attacks the 7th FSJ (str 6, supply 2, morale 49%, readiness 40%) and does 3 damage to them. The paratroopers retreat south, thus denying the Corps in Manchester a chance to kill them with low supply.
The Corps in Sheffield hops on a train and flees northward.
HMS Suffolk runs into the Gneisenau west of the southern tip of Ireland and west of the convoy lines. Both ships are shocked to find the other at relatively close range in the storm and put shells into each other.
Gneisenau -2 dmg, Suffolk -3 dmg.
HMS Salmon then slips in close from the south and puts a torpedo into Gneisenau for 2 more damage.
HMS Norfolk then arrives from the north to help her sister ship and exchanges 1 damage with the German Pocket Battleship.
Gneisenau flees eastward away from the British Cruisers and next encounters HMS Rodney. Rodney and Gneisenau exchange 3 damage.
HMS Duke of York then puts a shell into Gneisenau's magazine and blows her up, but not before taking a hit back (1 dmg).
The half strength Corps in Bristol boards transports and is evacuated.
The UK convoy lines are ravaged for 75 MPP in losses.
The weather gods continue to hate me as it appears to be clear skies and ground for Germany in the UK next turn.
* A landing in mud in the mountains and no damage whatsoever.
Yugoslavia 38% Axis
Spain 25% Axis
Netherlands 44% Allied
Vichy France 47% Axis
Algeria 54% Axis
Tunisia 60% Axis
UK 82% Morale
USA 100% Morale
USSR 100% Morale
IT 112% Morale
GE 113% Morale
UK 3,729 MPP in combat losses
USA 0 MPP in combat losses
USSR 0 MPP in combat losses
FR 5,551 MPP in combat losses
GE 5,306 MPP in combat losses
IT 135 MPP in combat losses
UK 305 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 3,952 MPP on Units, 1,025 MPP on Diplomacy, 400 MPP on Tech
USA 0 MPP on Units, 0 MPP on Diplomacy, 1,875 MPP on Tech
USSR 0 MPP on Units, 0 MPP on Diplomacy, 775 MPP on Tech
FR 1,114 MPP on Units, 150 MPP on Diplomacy, 0 MPP on Tech
GE 4,153 MPP on Units, 975 MPP on Diplomacy, 1,900 MPP on Tech
IT 534 MPP on Units, 275 MPP on Diplomacy, 750 MPP on Tech
UK Income: 159 MPP (excluding Lend Lease)
US Income: 208 MPP (excluding Lend Lease)
USSR Income: 117 MPP (excluding Lend Lease)
GE Income: 480 MPP (estimate)
IT Income: 125 MPP
Total Allied Income: 484 MPP
Total Axis Income: ~ 605 MPP (estimate)
*Note excluding DE costs from Allied Income listed above, but including convoy losses.
GE 47 Land Units, 10 Air Units, 11 Naval Units
IT 17 Land Units, 3 Air Units, 11 Naval Units
UK 21 Land Units, 6 Air Units, 29 Naval Units
USA 3 Land Units, 1 Air Units, 1 Naval Units
USSR 26 Land Units, 1 Air Units, 3 Naval Units
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