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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/4/2016 11:47:18 PM   
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The US breaks down a 7-4 white print MOT in Essen into a 2-5 and 1-5 MOT XX

The Russians scrap a Yak-7DI and a Yak-9M. They do not scrap the Yak-9DD; its air-to-air value is not all that good, but range 10 is tremendous.

The Germans defiantly don't scrap anything, nor do the Italians. The Japanese see no reason to scrap anything, nor does the CW.

The US scraps two old CVPs, a SBC-4 and a SBD-1. They keep the size 2 CVP with an air-to-air rating of 6.

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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/4/2016 11:48:24 PM   
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M/A 44 Axis production:
Ge: 0+0: Nothing. Not one thing.
It: 4+0: 2xTERR
Ja: 17+0: GAR, AA, 2xFTR-2, NAV-3, 2xPi,

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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/4/2016 11:51:02 PM   
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M/A 44 Allied production:

The Chinese production is the same as last turn because last turn they were not attacked and spent an oil while this turn they were attacked and did not spend any oil.

Two CW factories are not being run, nor are three Russian. The French are not running half of their 14 factories.

The US scraps an SBD-4 and a 5-5 MOT.

Ch: 8+3: CAV XX, GAR, AA, FTR-2, Pi
CW: 38+0: PAR, MOT, CAV XX, MIL, FTR-3, 3xLND-4, 5xPi
Fr: 11+0: LND-4, Pi, finish AMPH, one BP saved.
US: 95+0: 2xO-chit, MECH, MOT, 2xINF, PAR, PAR XX, CAV XX, AA, 2xFTR-3, FTR-2, 3xLN-4, 5xPi, repair Hornet II, HMS Cairo, 2 build points saved;
SU: 70+0: 2xO-chit, 4xINF, 2xFTR-3, 3xLND-4, 5xPi, no build points saved.

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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/4/2016 11:53:05 PM   
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US conquers Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands, CW conquers Italy
US liberates Philippines, CW Denmark

A lot of Italian ships went into the Cons and repair pools. This makes no difference, as none of them will get built.

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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/4/2016 11:53:28 PM   
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Germany is given opportunity to surrender to Russia. They say no.

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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/5/2016 6:41:11 PM   
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M/J 44:

Initiative: Axis 7, Allies 5. Allies demand reroll. Axis 1 Allies 9.
Allies move first:

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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/5/2016 9:06:30 PM   
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M/J 44 Allied #1: Weather 4, F, F, F, R, F, F, no modifier, impulse advandce 1
Lowest roll that gives F in Arctic

Ch land, Fr combined
SU, US, CW supercombined.

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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/5/2016 9:06:56 PM   
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Ch land, Fr combined
SU, US, CW supercombined.

The Allies put strong air cover in the critical sea areas.

The US moves strong forces in the China Seas. An invasion force moves to the China Sea.

Off Italy, the Allies try to sneak tranpsorts into Livorno, captured when Italy surrendered. The Italians attempt to intercept from the two box. The two transports, sailing independently, both get through, as the Italians rolled a 9 and a 3. The Italins, upon reflection do not try to intercept the battleship carrying a MAR ENG, as being to tough a target.

The Russian fleet moves to the Baltic, where it joined by a CW invasion fleet.

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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/5/2016 9:08:59 PM   
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In the Baltic Sea, the US flips an air unit to initiate combat. Search rolls: Allies 4, Germans 2. Only German CPs are present in the zero box. Allies increase damage from X, D, 3A to X, 2D, 2A. Four German CPs are sunk, the last CP is aborted. No screenshot. Upon reflection, the Allies should not have increased their damage. The Germans are never going to be able to reorganize their aborted CPs, and if they are still on the map when overrun, there is a chance for the Allies to capture them. Oh well. Shows what happens when one clicks without thinking.

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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/5/2016 9:11:45 PM   
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In the Italian coast: US flies a FTR to the zero box. The Germans decide not to commit their aircraft to the sea zone. Allies roll 2, Italians 9. Allies pick surface combat (they have 7 battleships) and shift the Italian damage 2 columns down, from 2D to A, and use 3 points to pick their first target as the Italian battleship. They want to clear the sea zone, and think that 1X and 2 Ds are more likely to do so than 2 X. The Caio Duilio rolls a 1 and sinks. The Bolanzo rolls an 8 and saves. Then the KG V rolls a 7 and bounces the A of its armor. The Italians send the Caio Duilio to Rhodes; the Allied forces in the Eastern Med make no attempt to intercept.




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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/5/2016 9:18:45 PM   
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In the South China Sea: The US puts no land based air into the battle. The Japanese put the aircraft in Malaya and the NEI into the battle: one FTR and a NAV into the zero box, and two FTRs and a NAV into the three box.

Round one: US 4, Ja 9. The US increases its air-to-air rating by one, making the air-to-air combat a +4/-3. The only round of air combat sees the Japanese roll a 12, clearing a US bomber through, while the US rolls an 8, AA, aborting the Japanese FTR. The only Japanese bomber has an air-to-air rating of zero. Not wanting to fight at a -8, it aborts.




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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/5/2016 9:20:41 PM   
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The US gets 2X, 2D, and 3A. The US puts all of its damage on CPs; the Japanese puts one X on the Kashima, which unsurprisingly sinks, even after rolling a 9. Four Japanese CPs are sunk, three are aborted, leaving exactly one Japanese CP in the sea zone.




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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/5/2016 9:22:24 PM   
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The next round, the Allies continue to roll well, rolling a 2, while the Japanese roll a 1. There are no surprise points. The Japanese think that their NAV in the zero box will be in the fight. MWiF disagrees. Belatedly, I notice the rain in the South China Sea, which I knew about, but had overlooked. Sometimes MWiF is wrong and I am right; much more frequently it is the other way around.

The US again puts four CVPs as bombers and four as FTRS. The first round, the Japanese roll a 10, DC, and the US rolls an 11, also DC. One US CVP gets through, as does the only Japanese bomber. Now the Japanese have to make a decision -- continue to fight, hoping to out roll the US, or abort the combat, and let all the US bombers get through. Since aborts send the Japanese back to base, while just sending US planes back to their carriers where they will be available for the next round of combat, the Japanese decide to abort.




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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/5/2016 9:25:01 PM   
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The Japanese roll lowest 1 of 5, the US lowest 1 of 3 for AA. Both sides roll a 2. The US gets an X and a D, and sink the Haguro when it rolls a 5.




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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/5/2016 9:26:01 PM   
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The Japanese get a single point of air-to-sea through, and try to abort the Franklin; it rolls a 5, and indeed, aborts.




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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/5/2016 9:27:03 PM   
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Both sides stick around. The US rolls a 10, the Japanese a 6. Combat ends.

The Japanese have a problem with their aborted CPs -- if they try and get back to Japan, they will very likely be intercepted and sunk. So they scatter around to various bases around the South China Sea. They do not all go to the same base, because that is too good a target for US port strikes. The Franklin aborts to Truk, where Nimitz awaits to reorganize her.

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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/5/2016 9:31:41 PM   
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In the China Sea: China Sea, the US rolls well again: US 2, Ja 4; Seven surprise points. The US uses all seven to modify the air-to-air combat values by +1/-2. There is only one round of air combat, with the Japanese aborting a US CVP flying as a bomber and the US blowing up a very good Japanese FTR, but not its pilot.




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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/5/2016 9:34:40 PM   
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The US proceeds to massacre Japanese CPs, killing five of them, and aborting the remaining two. The Japanese forces outside of Japan just went out of supply.





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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/5/2016 9:36:32 PM   
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2nd round: US 1, Ja 7. With nothing left to kill, and valuable AMPHs and MAR in the sea area, the US, despite the surprise advantage, cancels the combat, ending the fight.

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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/5/2016 9:38:59 PM   
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In the Bay of Biscay, the Axis initiates combat. The CW flies a NAV to the zero box. The Axis finally rolls well, Italy 1, Allies 7. Six surprise points for Axis. They choose Sub combat and increase own damage by 1 column. The Italian sub is destroyed, as are two CW CPs.




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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/6/2016 8:11:45 PM   
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The US and CW carpet bomb the two southernmost hexes of the German western front, with 25 and 16 bomb points.

The Allies roll well, an 8 on the northern hex, killing a 7-5 MECH, and a 9 on the southern hex. Unfortunately for the Allies, the unit killed in the southern hex was the German FTR that had just landed there. The Germans really don't mind losing that unit too much.

I am not convinced of the value of carpet bombing; ground strikes seem more remunerative.

(No screen shots of carpet bombing.)

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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/6/2016 8:13:41 PM   
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The Allies send out waves of planes to ground strike Axis units in Europe, and the Chinese send their one organized bomber to bomb Tungkwan. Even though the two Chinese factions do not cooperate, they can help each other. The Axis powers see two FTRs that are very likely to be flipped if they stay on the ground, so they intercept with two FTRs, one over Leipzig and one over Dresden. The Russians intercept both with two FTRs.

Over Leipzig, an Italian Macchi C202 outdoes itself. The first round, at -2, the Italians roll a 4, DX. The Russians kill their front FTR, in the hopes that they will drive the Italian away. No such luck, as they roll an 11, DC. The Italians wish they had bounce combat here. The next round, at +1, the Italians roll a 14, DA, and again the Russians pick their FTR to abort. The Russians roll a 12, AC, for no effect. The third round, the Italians again roll well, 7, AA, and the lone Russian bomber goes home. The Russians are comforted by the fact that their artillery unit that is bombarding Leipzig can not be shot down.





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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/6/2016 8:15:06 PM   
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Over Dresden, the combat is much simpler. The Germans roll an 11, clearing a bomber through, while the Russians roll a 6, killing the German Bf 109C, a very obsolete aircraft. The Russians put their best bomber in front of their queue, as they wanted it to do any fighting if the Germans got lucky and sent the Russian FTRs home.




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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/6/2016 8:16:48 PM   
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Here are the results of the ground strikes. I made a mistake, and did not record the results of several strikes in the middle of the list.

IL-2M3 (4 AT), IL-2M3 (5)
Viipuri: IL-10 (4 pt AT, halved) [36, 51]: 6, 10, 7, 4: Finn MECH, MOT, SKI XX unaffected;
Stettin: Pe-8 (3) [48, 40]: 3, 9, 10: Stettin MIL disorganized, GAR, Finn Ski XX unaffected;
Leipzig: 3 pt SU ART [52, 38]: 8, 3, 8: INF disorganized, 4 pt Stuka, GAR unaffected;
Dresden: 2xIL-2, IL-2M3, Pe-2 (2x3 AT, 2x3) [42, 39]: 5, 2, 4, 2, 2: ARM, GAR, AT all disorganized;
Frankfurt: B-25C, B-26F (5, 3, halved) [53, 35]: 1, 7, 8, 8, 9: He 112 disorganized, von Bock, INF unaffected;
Mosquito, B-26B, Wellington (6, 4, 2) [53, 36]: die rolls not recorded. 2xMIL disorganized;
B25-C (3, halved) [53, 37]: die rolls not recorded, It FTR, INF unaffected;
Manstein: Escorting Yak-5, 2xIL-2M3 (5, 4 AT) [53, 38]: die rolls not recorded, Manstein, GAR disorganized;
Karlsruhe: A-30 (4, halved) [54, 35]: die rolls not recorded; Ju-86 (!), Model unaffected, GAR disorganized;
Nuremburg: Tu-2 (6) [54, 38]: 9, 6, 6, 8: Bf 110E, GAR disorganized, Bf 110D, It MTN unaffected;
Tu-2 (5, halved) [54, 39]: 6, 4: INF, AT unaffected;
Stuttgart: Blenheim (3, halved) [55, 35]: 10, 7, 7, 4: 2 2pt LND, INF, Balbo unaffected;
Ger Oil: IL-2M3 (3 AT) [56, 40]: 5, 1: MOT unaffected, SS ARM XX disrupted;
Kesselring: IL-4 (3, halved) [57, 39]: 8, 4: Kesselring, Munich MIL unaffected;
Cavallero: Su-2M, Su-2 (4, 3) [58, 40]: 9, 3, 8: Cavallero disrupted, It INF unaffected;
Graziani: Su-2, Yer-2 (3, 3) [59, 39]: 10, 4, 7, 7: Graziani, It INF unaffected;
Barcelona: CW 3 pt ART [66, 27]: 2: It GAR disorganized, unsupplied;
Tungkwan: Ch A30G (5) [76, 139]: 10, 2: Terauchi unaffected, GAR disrupted, unsupplied;
Ch Resource: SBD-5, SB2C (2, 2, halved) [90, 138]: 1, 9, 2, FTR disrupted, Kyoto MIL unaffected;
Rangoon: Swordfish (1) [99, 123]: 8: INF unaffected.

2.93 air units expected, got 3. Very, very average.
16.76 land units expected, got 15. Again, on the low side for expected results; however, the Allies are not complaining; sd some of those results were very good.

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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/6/2016 8:21:44 PM   
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The US rails the Chicago MIL to Liege from Spain.

The Communists move up to attack Tungkwan, and move up to threaten the rest of the Japanese northern line. The Nationalists shove units forward as best the can. The Indochinese PART moves onto the rail line NW of Hanoi. One GAR in Indochina flips moving into mountains; it was surrounded by mountains, so it would flip on any move.

The Western Allies and the Russians are beginning to interfere with each other's operations. The northwestern part of the German line is most vulnerable, but only one of the two Allied contingents can attack there. The Western Allies are given the chance to go first. The Russians make an attack on a weakly defended forest hex on the German eastern front, and on Trieste. Also, the Russians attack surrounded Stettin. The Western Allies attack across the Danube in the south and against a weakly defended clear hex in the north. Lastly, the US attacks Barcelona.





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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/6/2016 8:23:08 PM   
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The US invades Taihoku, Formosa, with three MAR units while the CW invades Turku, Finland with three units. At least, I think they're units; they aren't very good.




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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/6/2016 8:25:06 PM   
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Western Allies and Russians each declare three attacks not counting the two invasions, and the Communists declare an attack on Tungkwan.

Here is the Italian front:




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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/6/2016 8:25:50 PM   
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Northern China:




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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/6/2016 8:27:30 PM   
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South China:




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RE: Courtenay's solitaire AAR - 7/6/2016 8:28:26 PM   
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Attackers shore bombardment: US 8 pts into Taihoku, CW 5 points into Turku, SU 5 points into Stettin.

The Axis does not use HQ support on the two attacks where they can; they want to be able to move their HQs.

The Soviets use Yeremenko in support of the attack on Trieste. Mao is not used in the attack on Tungkwan.

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