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A global war - 11/8/2013 2:44:33 AM   
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Here is the opening screen of a Global War with advanced + options chosen.

The monitor is a 26 inch screen with 1920 x 1200 resolution. I use a reduced size Global map always present to the right in the screen and the units in hex form on the upper right. The units in hex form displays all units in a hex or port when the mouse is over it. Clicking on a space on the Global Map instantly shifts the screen to center on that location.

The small number over the top of the units shown on the map indicates how many units are in the hex.




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 2:49:51 AM   
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Shown are the options used, among them the 2D10 combat tables




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 3:06:52 AM   
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Japan takes a combined action to send troops to China. The Transports and their cargoes are visible in the units in hex form, (I had the cursor over the ships in the China Sea 3 box where they are located but only shown as a stack of units).




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 3:46:49 AM   
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Good job. They are a lot of work to do.

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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 4:46:47 AM   
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This shows an Italian saved oil in Libya from the initial setup. A mistake during the setup, it should have been saved in Italy where it is not so vulnerable to enemy forces or cutoff and rendered unusable. One has to be very careful when setting up the forces.




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 4:56:16 AM   
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Japan will strategically bomb Kweiyang in China in order to reduce the Chinese builds. The plane is in Canton with a range of 14 and could also reach Chungking which has 2 factories instead of just 1 in Kweyyang but there is an antiaircraft gun in Chungking. The plane is not visible in Canton but just clicking on the plane symbol shown in the left hand column activates it and it moves with the cursor. If you click on the white space to the right of the plane the game will first go to Canton where the plane is located Here you can also see a number of the Chinese defending troops.

The strike die roll was a 7, enough to reduce the Chinse build by 1 production point.



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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 3:20:51 PM   
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Japan groundstrikes NW Canton and in Central China. Germany strikes Lodz and Warzaw




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 3:26:53 PM   
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Germany groundstrike on Warzaw and it's results are shown.
Note the brown dot over the uits in Warzaw, it shows that the units have been disorganized.



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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 3:42:42 PM   
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Germany has moved it's units on the Polish front to attack and the attacks are shown. The Polish ships in Danzig were overrun by German land units, the convoy escaped and is now disorganized in port in England. the 2 German convoy counters shown in the units in hex form are in the Baltic. Japan has no attacks this impulse, it took a combined impulse and could only move 3 land units.




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 3:45:04 PM   
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For those reading who are new to the game:

(1) In a ground strike mission, the bombing unit "rolls a die", which generates an integer result between 1 and 10 (inclusive) per unit attacked.

(2) If the result is less than or equal to the bombing unit's tactical bombing rating (which, for the German unit bombing Warsaw, is 5 - the number in the bottom left corner of the counter), the defending unit is disorganized.

(3) Under certain circumstances, the bombing unit gets to "roll two dice", essentially getting two opportunities to bomb a unit.

(4) One of those circumstances - surprise - is in effect now, during the first impulse of Germany's attack on Poland. To whit, any time a major power declares war on someone else, the "victim" of the attack is surprised for the aggressor's first impulse, granting the aggressor some advantages and imposing some penalties on the defender's ability to react to events.

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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 3:51:22 PM   
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The German attacks have been declared and are ready to fight. Shown is the attack on Poznan. The defender has the choice of combat type, assault or blitz, since it is a city. In the attack also shown on Poland the attacked has the choice of combat type since they have armor included in clear terrain. The attack odds improves in an armor attack with a blitz bonus, shown as the one with the B number.

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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 3:52:56 PM   
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This belongs with the post above.




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 4:01:15 PM   
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The attack on Krakow had odds of +16 but the city reduced by one to 15. The die roll was a 6 for a total of 21. Per the 2D10 combat tables that killed the defending unit but it also caused two of the attacking units to be disorganized. Now i have to designate which two will be disorganized and also which two units to advance into Krakow.
The disorganized units are done for this turn.




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 4:11:49 PM   
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Here is the situation after all the attacks have been completed and the Germans have advanced. In the air rebase phase starting now, the German will rebase the bomber east of Berlin to the west front.The two polish units in Lodz has one unit disorganized which helps the attacker get a stronger attack in the next Axis impulse.




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 4:20:21 PM   
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The first Axis impulse has been completed, CW and France have declared war on Germany and the US entry rolls have been made causing the USA to lose one entry chit. The reserve units have been placed and France is taking a combined action in this second impulse of the turn. The units in hex form shows the units in Metz.




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 4:32:25 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: lomyrin

Here is the situation after all the attacks have been completed and the Germans have advanced. In the air rebase phase starting now the German will rebase the two polish units in Lodz as disorganized which helps the attacker get a stronger attack in the next Axis impulse. [Emphasis mine.]



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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 4:40:51 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: composer99


quote:

ORIGINAL: lomyrin

Here is the situation after all the attacks have been completed and the Germans have advanced. In the air rebase phase starting now the German will rebase the two polish units in Lodz as disorganized which helps the attacker get a stronger attack in the next Axis impulse. [Emphasis mine.]



Say again?

I think what Lars means is that in the reorganization phase, which is coming next, he will reorganize the two Stuka so Germany can get better odds on Lodz next turn.

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As someone who referred to Switzerland as Sweden and an anti-tank unit as an anti-aircraft unit in the tutorial videos, these kinds of mix-ups are very familiar.

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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 5:04:05 PM   
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The Cw starts it's surprise impulse with a port attack on Kiel. The German fleet AA fire is halved due to the surprise but is still enough to deflect some or the CW attack strength. Germany rolled a 3 so the CW has only 6 surprise points to allocate. It will take four of them to guarantee at least some damage to the German fleet. those four points will reduce the AA fire to no effect on the CW plane but there will only be 2 points left to increase the CW attack and it is assigned to do that.
In the end there were only 2 German ships disorganized.




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 5:18:32 PM   
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For a naval move you can select which ships to sail together via ctrl-left click in this form as one method.




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 5:20:55 PM   
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Alternatively you can select which ship are to sail together using double click on a sea hex and moving the cursor to the source port and then click on the ships which are to move together




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 5:36:32 PM   
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CW has taken a naval option. This game has the Cruisers in Flames option ON so there are a lot of additional smaller light cruisers on the map. Using the zoom level 1 there are CW ships visibly present in a lot of sea areas after their naval moves have been completed.

In other naval moves the French transports an Inf unit from Beirut to Marseille and the Americans sail HQ Nimitz and a NAV air on transports to Hawaii.




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 10:50:36 PM   
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The first Allied impulse consists mostly of positioning ships and a few land moves, no attacks. In the air rebase phase the 2 Polish planes will fly to Lithuania and be interned. The pilots will then appear as available CW pilots at the reinforcement phase for turn 2.




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 11:00:53 PM   
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The second Axis impulse (game impulse 3) arrives with a weather roll of 3 - Fine weather everywhere.
Germany DoW's Denmark and rolls a 4, The USA does not care.
Denmark aligns with the CW and set up 2 ships and 1 convoy in Fredrikshavn and 5 convoys in Thorshavn.
Germany flies a NAV aircraft into the North Sea box 3.

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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 11:07:28 PM   
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Italy is worried about a sneak attack from the CW but seeing the CW fleet carrier planes as mediocre decides to keep the peace and await a possible strike on La Spezia. Italy has sent out some air power into the W Med.




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 11:19:01 PM   
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Germany moves into position to attack Lodz in force. The Germans also have an engineer unit in the attack to further increase the attacking strength.
There are two German divisions ready to invade Denmark, one will go to Copenhagen and one to Fredrikshavn.
During the setup for Germany a 5-4 infantry unit was broken down into the two Divisions. That 5-4 corps is now in the breakdown pool and cannot be built again. It will only be available in the force pool after the two Divisions have been lost or possibly recombined into the 5-4 unit.

When the German unit entered Fredrikshavn the 2 Danish ships escaped to England, the convoy was captured.




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 11:37:14 PM   
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Germany attacks Lodz and Japan attacks a disorganized OOS unit E Nanyang and a unit NW Canton. The Canton attack uses Engineer support and HQ support to improve the attack odds.




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RE: A global war - 11/8/2013 11:43:28 PM   
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The attacks all worked out fine for the Axis.

At the reorganization phase Germany use their ATR to reorganize an Inf unit and the Rundstedt HQ to reorganize reserve units on the West Front.
It is again the Allies turn for impulse number 4, their 2nd one.

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RE: A global war - 11/9/2013 12:30:09 AM   
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The Allies impulse this time consisted of Russia demanding Bessarabia and of Germany allowing the claim. Russian units entered the area. CW sent a fleet into the North Sea awaiting German moves.

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RE: A global war - 11/9/2013 12:40:13 AM   
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Axis impulse 5 begins with the weather beginning to deteriorate with rain in the Arctic and accelerating the turn end status.
Germany allows the Hungarian and Bulgarian claims on Rumania.
Germany DoW's the Netherlands and it is aligned with the CW and set up. 6 convoys are started in Dutch Guyana and 2 and SUB and a TRS in BAtavia.
Germany takes a combined action, Japan a land, Ital still has to take a combined.

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RE: A global war - 11/9/2013 12:47:23 AM   
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The CW decided to intercept the German ships. The rolls were a 2 for the CW and a 4 for Germany. The Germans are able to force an air combat.

The CW AA fire was enough to drive away the German bombers with no losses. A second round followed with the same results. The third round had no one find the other side.




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