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RE: Flames of War - 12/20/2013 11:01:30 PM   
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Air operations during Jan/Feb 1940
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RE: Flames of War - 12/20/2013 11:02:37 PM   
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RE: Flames of War - 12/20/2013 11:04:41 PM   
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RE: Flames of War - 12/21/2013 4:13:01 AM   
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What in the name of Bonaparte's balls are you doing WarHunter?!?!?

Look at all those luvverrlly ships in the Construction and Repair Pools!! - Especially the Blue ones (and I'm not even biased). I demand you get them in the game immediately

BTW who are the three geezers sitting in the brown sports car?

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RE: Flames of War - 12/21/2013 5:50:03 AM   
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About those ships... yeah, ummm... After a bit of tea and milk, Hmmm that was tasty.

What were we talking about?

Ships... yeah, which one? i'll get on it right away. (reaches for a cookie).

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"BTW who are the three geezers sitting in the brown sports car?"


2 of the 3 are known to be, (L) Keith Park and (R)Arthur Coningham in a MG roadster at Malta, Jun 1943. Both are in the front seat.

Arthur Coningham, was the commanding officer of the Western Desert Air Force.

"In Apr 1940, Air Vice Marshal Park was appointed the commanding officer of No. 11 Group RAF, thus placing him in charge of defending the air above London and southeast England."

You can read more here.

http://ww2db.com/image.php?image_id=17945

ships ships and more ships

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RE: Flames of War - 12/21/2013 6:29:41 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: WarHunter

About those ships... yeah, ummm... After a bit of tea and milk, Hmmm that was tasty.

What were we talking about?

Ships... yeah, which one? i'll get on it right away. (reaches for a cookie).

quote:

"BTW who are the three geezers sitting in the brown sports car?"


2 of the 3 are known to be, (L) Keith Park and (R)Arthur Coningham in a MG roadster at Malta, Jun 1943. Both are in the front seat.

Arthur Coningham, was the commanding officer of the Western Desert Air Force.

"In Apr 1940, Air Vice Marshal Park was appointed the commanding officer of No. 11 Group RAF, thus placing him in charge of defending the air above London and southeast England."

You can read more here.

http://ww2db.com/image.php?image_id=17945

ships ships and more ships
warspite1

I've never seen a picture of Coningham before - but would never have recognised Park from that photo. The piccy's really add something to your AAR


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RE: Flames of War - 12/21/2013 6:31:35 AM   
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Ships... yeah, which one?

warspite1

Which one??!?!?!?!?

Carruthers, fetch me my angry trousers - I'm madder than I've ever been....


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RE: Flames of War - 12/23/2013 8:59:28 PM   
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Ships... yeah, which one?
warspite1
Which one??!?!?!?!?
Carruthers, fetch me my angry trousers - I'm madder than I've ever been....


Better grab a matching shirt. Cuz the **** is hitting the fan.


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RE: Flames of War - 12/23/2013 9:01:40 PM   
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Germany asks Belgium for a dance she can't refuse.






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RE: Flames of War - 12/23/2013 9:02:30 PM   
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France Joins the party.





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RE: Flames of War - 12/23/2013 9:03:20 PM   
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Gets close and personal.





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RE: Flames of War - 12/23/2013 9:04:04 PM   
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The end is swift.





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RE: Flames of War - 12/29/2013 11:21:02 PM   
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Hope you all enjoy reading the AAR. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
May/June 1940 Begins.

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RE: Flames of War - 12/29/2013 11:21:49 PM   
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RE: Flames of War - 12/29/2013 11:22:27 PM   
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RE: Flames of War - 12/29/2013 11:23:06 PM   
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RE: Flames of War - 12/29/2013 11:24:09 PM   
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Continued battle for France.




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RE: Flames of War - 12/29/2013 11:25:14 PM   
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Gaining momentum.





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RE: Flames of War - 12/29/2013 11:26:24 PM   
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Viva La France!





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RE: Flames of War - 12/29/2013 11:27:28 PM   
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It just won't end.





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RE: Flames of War - 12/29/2013 11:28:48 PM   
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Borders Change in France. Which way now?





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RE: Flames of War - 12/30/2013 1:39:56 AM   
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Good stuff. That is a lot of fallen Frenchmen. The Axis casualties are really light. Quite a few Chinamen gone as well.

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RE: Flames of War - 12/30/2013 3:05:16 AM   
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Questions:

1/ CW setup at start why not put the corps on Malta to stop early invasion?

2/ With your fleet based in Kiel why not have a fighter and AA for defense?

3/ With regards to CRT is it a personal choice to use 1DRT over the 2DRT, I am undecided which to use although I notice you can get burnt bad with the 2D?

4/ Do you port attack the Danish and Dutch ships in port on the surprise impulse to deny CW convoys?

5/ I notice you suffered the +2 penalty for not have all the French BB in a Metropolitan France port, was this deliberate or is there a tactical reason for this?

6/ Your defense of Chengchow in the north at setup was a single 2-2 Militia which is handing the Japs an easy kill. Why not put the Chungking 4-3 militia with it so it cannot be taken first so quickly without risk?
Logic is if Japs attack north in force it slows them down or forces them to take a risky attack and if they get killed they can be rebuilt in 1 turn and deploy in the south to beef up that defense.

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RE: Flames of War - 12/30/2013 4:49:02 AM   
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I didn't see his set up for Denmark and the one shown for the Netherlands shows the transport on top. What is underneath, I am not sure.

Typically, the Netherlands features putting their surface fleet, sub and transport in the Netherlands and you take your chances on what can get away. A case could be made on the transport, but it isn't quite as useful as one may think considering it runs into issues where it is not allowed in certain ports because of nationality issues. At any rate, the 10 convoy points are put safely out of German reach. Some will put them all in the NEI, but the Netherlands does have a port in South America as well.

For the Danes, there is no way to start all the convoy points outside of Denmark. Generally, you try to set up as many in Iceland/Greenland as you can and the rest along with the fleet meet their fate when the Germans overrun them.

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RE: Flames of War - 12/30/2013 6:14:13 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Majorball68

Questions:

1/ CW setup at start why not put the corps on Malta to stop early invasion?

2/ With your fleet based in Kiel why not have a fighter and AA for defense?

3/ With regards to CRT is it a personal choice to use 1DRT over the 2DRT, I am undecided which to use although I notice you can get burnt bad with the 2D?

4/ Do you port attack the Danish and Dutch ships in port on the surprise impulse to deny CW convoys?

5/ I notice you suffered the +2 penalty for not have all the French BB in a Metropolitan France port, was this deliberate or is there a tactical reason for this?

6/ Your defense of Chengchow in the north at setup was a single 2-2 Militia which is handing the Japs an easy kill. Why not put the Chungking 4-3 militia with it so it cannot be taken first so quickly without risk?
Logic is if Japs attack north in force it slows them down or forces them to take a risky attack and if they get killed they can be rebuilt in 1 turn and deploy in the south to beef up that defense.


Thank you for the questions, Majorball68.

1/
The setup was a bit of role play to allow an invasion to be attempted with Italy using unlimited breakdown. Sending in the British division at the last minute helped the drama of the moment. The die roll was the unknown factor.

2/
This seems like an easy question to answer, but its not. As air units are eaten up impulse by impulse. As units are flipped and the front line moves away, some areas just dont get the defense you wish they had. Sometimes you just have to say "frack it". And hope luck is on your side. And live with the decision as die rolls go against ya.

When the CW carriers moved into the North Sea. I knew that port strike was going in. There was nothing left on the German side to stop it. The axis player side of me was less interested in stopping a port strike, and more interested in stopping any Ground strikes. I was trying to play the air war as a CW player would. Waiting for the Luftwaffe to slowly burn down before committing. One of the down sides of knowing what is behind both curtains.

The single AA unit would have been ideal for fleet defense. It is equally a great ground element vs French armor. I choose the ground element.

3/
I'm a unrepentant nostalgic heathen using the 1D10 crt. I feel it teaches me to be a better player. The 2D10 is more forgiving and gives more chances to make mistakes. 1D10 makes risk and gamble an extreme of highs and lows. The wild ride of ground combat is more enjoyable and less time consuming. I'm not against playing with the 2D10, just prefer the 1D10.

4/
No. Mostly because i didn't set up for port striking. Most of the convoy points can be setup away from any danger. For the Danish ships 5 of 6 convoys can be setup in Iceland. For the Netherlands, the convoys can be setup in Antigua.

5/
Yes, it was partly deliberate. I left the French ships at sea, looking to return to base. I forgot to take them off sentry. Its a lesson i will not soon forget in a non-solo game. The +2 Vichy roll just added the importance of making sure BB's are in port.

6/
The Chinese setup is still wild west territory for me. It was as much an experiment as was the initial Japanese "Chi-Com" first strategy. The overall plan for Japan was to pivot South after SiAn was taken. Figuring out what should be left behind to defend is still in question and subject to change.

The problem about implementing the setups of both sides, is there is no surprise. Its all game theory until put to the test. Once there is some mystery thrown into the mix, we can better gauge what seems a better course of action in Asia.


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RE: Flames of War - 12/30/2013 6:18:53 AM   
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Klydon,

Setup for Denmark was 5 of 6 convoy points in Iceland. Both warships and 1 convoy point in Denmark. That puts 2 1/2 ships in and out of home country.

For the Netherlands, all convoy points and sub in Antigua. All warships and transport in the Netherlands. I'm pretty sure that comes to 6 ships in country and 6 ships outside of home country.

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RE: Flames of War - 12/31/2013 5:44:19 PM   
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Warhunter I am really enjoying this novel presentation

Two questions:

a) Did you mean to post a piccy of Marlene, or should that have been her brother Sepp?
b) Do you mind if I copy your idea of naming the aircraft?

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RE: Flames of War - 12/31/2013 7:23:21 PM   
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Warhunter I am really enjoying this novel presentation

Two questions:

a) Did you mean to post a piccy of Marlene, or should that have been her brother Sepp?
b) Do you mind if I copy your idea of naming the aircraft?


warspite1,
Thanks for your kind words.

Yes, I have a soft spot for Marlene. Now about her brother, Sepp. Do you have a special pose in some special clothes i should look out for? I'll find something for him. Maybe next to Marlene.

Rename your aircraft all you want. I'm the last person who would put up a fuss about that.
To help you with some pilot names try this site for starters. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_War_II_flying_aces
If you know of a better site, feel free to share.

One thing though. There are some Aircraft that refuse to be renamed. For some unknown reason CW Spitfires and Hurricanes top the list. Some French aircraft are problems also.
Watch out for really long names. They bleed into the factors making them hard to read.
Have had no problems with the Axis aircraft.

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RE: Flames of War - 1/4/2014 7:50:52 PM   
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RE: Flames of War - 1/4/2014 7:51:31 PM   
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