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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (2/24/2015 7:47:22 PM)

It's only a minor bug. I can live with it.

The Hungarians actually surrendered for the second time here, but previously we decided to repeat logistics phase and give them a chance.




morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (2/24/2015 7:47:54 PM)

Turn 176 (October 26th, 1944)

As autumn begins, fighting along the front almost ceases, with occasional superiority used to capture a bit of ground here and there:

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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (2/24/2015 7:48:17 PM)

Cracow is assaulted, but bad weather prevents timely arrival of reinforcements, to support the initial push, and the attack fails:


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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (2/24/2015 7:48:38 PM)

Tank armies are brought closer to the front. In central Poland rail repair units have still a lot of ground to cover, with railheads being located in Warsaw at the moment:


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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (2/24/2015 7:49:03 PM)

Supply situation in the north improves, as third NKPS unit reaches Mlawa:


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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (2/24/2015 7:49:13 PM)

10th Tank Army is ready and redeploys to Wyszkow. 11th Tank Army is still assembling near Kiev, and since the 1st Polish Tank Corps is not yet ready, a decision is made to form a completely new tank corps. It will be a multi-national unit, formed from a Soviet, Polish and Czech tank brigades.

North Caucasus Front commander, Ivan Konev, is promoted to the rank of General-Polkovnik. 8th Tank Army commander, Kirill Moskalenko, is promoted to the rank of General-Armii. 63rd Army commander, Ivan Sovetnikov, is promoted to the rank of General-Polkovnik. 54th Army commander, Nikolai Gusev, improves his morale skill (7). 8th Army commander, Pyotr Pshennikov, improves his infantry skill (6). 49th Army commander, Zigmund Berling, is dismissed and replaced by Konstantin Neverov.

Strength:
men: 11 167 273 vs 3 364 317
guns: 197 330 vs 35 262
AFVs: 13 303 vs 5 928
aircraft: 21 596 vs 1 370

Trucks:
in units: 292 949 / 292 949 (100.00%)
in the pool: 288 834 / 208 571 (138.48%)
in repair: 108 619

Losses:
killed: 7 331 vs 6 534
captured: 422 vs 107
disabled: -2 012 vs -6 085
guns: 399 vs 246
AFVs: 70 vs 35
aircraft: 152 vs 86

Including:
in combat: 68 vs 16
from AA: 30 vs 2
on the ground: 0 vs 22
operational: 54 vs 46




morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/2/2015 6:39:38 AM)

Turn 177 (November 2nd, 1944)

Almost no fighting. Cavalry corps are slowly withdrawn, in order to be assigned to shock armies, and supplement the mobile tank forces during the attack towards Berlin:

Disclaimer: screens taken on 1.08.01 after game ended, but a number of turns were still played on 1.07.15.

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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/2/2015 6:40:03 AM)

Enemy gives up Cracow, but the Red Army fails to disrupt his withdrawal:

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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/2/2015 6:40:23 AM)

Tank armies from Hungary arrive to Poland and detrain in Deblin:


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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/2/2015 6:40:46 AM)

With one exception near Bydgoszcz, east bank of the Vistula is now in Soviet hands:


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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/2/2015 6:40:58 AM)

Two airbases and two airborne brigades were detached from 10th Airborne Corps in Hungary and sent to central Poland, subordinated to 2nd Belorussian Front. Perhaps they will be used in an airborne assault during surprise opening attack, that will mark the start of the Berlin operation.

5th Air Army commander, Nikolai Naumenko, is promoted to the rank of General-Polkovnik. STAVKA chief-of-staff, Boris Shaposhnikov, improves his mech skill (6). 3rd Ukrainian Front commander, Grigory Kulik, improves his initiative (4). 1st Shock Army commander, Ivan Chistyakov, improves his mech skill (5).

Strength:
men: 11 157 435 vs 3 394 180
guns: 197 221 vs 35 501
AFVs: 14 113 vs 6 062
aircraft: 21 719 vs 1 447

Trucks:
in units: 298 539 / 298 547 (100.00%)
in the pool: 275 439 / 223 968 (122.98%)
in repair: 117 404

Losses:
killed: 9 231 vs 7 813
captured: 534 vs 101
disabled: -979 vs -6 346
guns: 484 vs 330
AFVs: 54 vs 34
aircraft: 179 vs 81

Including:
in combat: 84 vs 25
from AA: 41 vs 0
on the ground: 0 vs 21
operational: 54 vs 35




loki100 -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/2/2015 7:03:22 AM)

so the calm before the final storm [;)]

was surprised to see you had Kulik in charge of a front, but then remembered your horrendous early game losses of military leaders




morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/2/2015 7:23:02 AM)

I was also short of APs all the time and I don't remember changing front leaders during entire game... So they came and went only if the AI decided to do so. And it was before 1.08 changed things a bit in this department, but for the last few turns I just used HQBU and made no other AP expenses.




morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/3/2015 7:26:43 AM)

Turn 178 (November 9th, 1944)

A sudden freeze allows the Red Army to attack simultaneously in three places: near Szekesfehervar west of Budapest, directly into the Hungarian capital as well as north of it, and be successful everywhere. Meanwhile German infantry pushes back Rumanian cavalry near Lake Balaton, but the ground is soon retaken by arriving reinforcements from the Transcaucasus Front:


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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/3/2015 7:27:10 AM)

Soviet forces are really close to Katowice now, and as generals stare into maps, a bold plan is formed...


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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/3/2015 7:27:32 AM)

River Warta is forded in force, opening the way to Breslau:


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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/3/2015 7:27:52 AM)

Despite heavy enemy fire and thousands of casualties, 7th Independent Army creates a bridgehead over Vistula river near Grudziadz, while another appears in Tczew (south-east of Danzing), thanks to the combined efforts of 4th Shock and 43rd armies:


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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/3/2015 7:28:18 AM)

Low numbers of medium tanks and medium SUs force STAVKA to order replacing all separate tank regiments attached to cavalry corps and medium SU regiments attached to tank corps by heavy tank and heavy SU regiments, respectively. The operation starts with forming of 12 heavy SU regiments and 9 heavy tank regiments. Freeing equipment from the disbanded units will allow to fill tank, mechanized and cavalry corps organic units.

Two airbases, designated for airborne operations, get 128 Li-2 transports each. This is the first line deployment of transport aircraft since 1942.

2nd Belorussian Front commander, Semyon Budyonny, is dismissed and replaced by Vladimir Kurdyumov. STAVKA chief-of-staff, Boris Shaposhnikov, improves his infantry skill (6). Two guards rifle corps are formed.

Strength:
men: 11 195 695 vs 3 417 732
guns: 197 594 vs 35 732
AFVs: 14 798 vs 6 139
aircraft: 21 732 vs 1 487

Trucks:
in units: 304 299 / 304 339 (99.99%)
in the pool: 276 244 / 214 256 (128.93%)
in repair: 114 568

Losses:
killed: 21 946 vs 12 071
captured: 362 vs 44
disabled: -2 494 vs -2 310
guns: 724 vs 650
AFVs: 142 vs 124
aircraft: 208 vs 107

Including:
in combat: 112 vs 32
from AA: 48 vs 1
on the ground: 0 vs 32
operational: 48 vs 42




loki100 -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/3/2015 9:11:59 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: morvael

Low numbers of medium tanks and medium SUs force STAVKA to order replacing all separate tank regiments attached to cavalry corps and medium SU regiments attached to tank corps by heavy tank and heavy SU regiments, respectively. The operation starts with forming of 12 heavy SU regiments and 9 heavy tank regiments. Freeing equipment from the disbanded units will allow to fill tank, mechanized and cavalry corps organic units.

Two airbases, designated for airborne operations, get 128 Li-2 transports each. This is the first line deployment of transport aircraft since 1942.


you really have had to re-organise your support units to get the best out of your pools.

256 transport planes is a lot of airlift ... interesting to see what you intend to drop and where




morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/6/2015 5:36:15 AM)

Yeah, the whole game was a constant battle of matching available TOEs against available equipment. Too bad it's impossible to transform units into another type retaining experience (like they did IRL). I had to disband some units and build new fresh ones.

The whole airdrop issue was a disappointment. As usual, I had other uses for the transport planes (emergency delivery of fuel to the tanks) and then the returning truck problem kicked me straight in the face.




morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/6/2015 5:39:39 AM)

Turn 179 (November 16th, 1944)

German forces are in retreat, but terrain and weather help them. Soviet army is content with slow advance, exactly as described in the STAVKA plans. Bridge over Danube in Budapest is secured, soon the supplies will flow towards troops near Zalaegerszeg, which for now where holding back, due to extremely strained line of supply:


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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/6/2015 5:40:07 AM)

Nothing can stop the Red Army now, even fanatic defense of etrenched German soldiers, who see that it will soon be the time for their fatherland to pay the price of the conflict of their own making:

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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/6/2015 5:40:37 AM)

Enemy front buckles, but not breaks. But as soon as the Red Army's mobile forces will be ready, hell will be unleashed:


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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/6/2015 5:41:05 AM)

Heavy combat for the bridgeheads, with control of ground moving back and forth. But it is the troops of Leningrad and 2nd Baltic Fronts that triumph in the end, expanding their foothold:

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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/6/2015 5:41:20 AM)

Truck situation worsens considerably, due to bad weather and deployment of transport aircraft. Surplus will not last for long.

2 guards and 3 regular rifle corps are formed.

Strength:
men: 11 201 743 vs 3 436 157
guns: 197 564 vs 35 892
AFVs: 15 676 vs 6 348
aircraft: 21 685 vs 1 431

Trucks:
in units: 314 201 / 314 222 (99.99%)
in the pool: 274 843 / 251 079 (109.46%)
in repair: 109 857

Losses:
killed: 25 830 vs 15 632
captured: 501 vs 67
disabled: 3 542 vs -2 671
guns: 956 vs 700
AFVs: 360 vs 123
aircraft: 377 vs 238

Including:
in combat: 201 vs 114
from AA: 104 vs 9
on the ground: 0 vs 44
operational: 72 vs 71




sven6345789 -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/6/2015 7:25:12 AM)

What is the red blob in Romania?




morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/6/2015 7:39:46 AM)

If you mean the one far from the front, it's 2nd Polish Army forming near Chisinau, Moldova.




morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/7/2015 12:18:16 PM)

Turn 180 (November 23rd, 1944)

Vasvar and Estergom are captured, as the Germans withdraw. Soviet forces link north of Lake Balaton:


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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/7/2015 12:18:44 PM)

Enemy withdraws from Katowice, Gleiwitz is the next target:


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morvael -> RE: Russia! Why not? (Morvael welcome) (3/7/2015 12:19:16 PM)

This week, the push happens mostly on flanks of the Soviet wedge in central Poland, with 2nd Belarussian Front headed towards Breslau, and North Caucasus with 1st Baltic fronts towards Poznan and Bydgoszcz:


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