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Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/5/2016 8:51:43 AM   
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September / October Openings

Germany declares war to Poland and attacks with limited forces.
Over 3 impulses - 2 of them were land and one naval due to bad weather.

Warsaw resists; meanwhile the first go at the Poland perimeter was smooth and Lodz costed a casualty (an INF-Div) and many disrupted which could compromise the ability to attack Warsaw.

The weather though has been rainy over the 2nd and 3rd impulse (That screws Germany hard).




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/5/2016 8:55:21 AM   
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Sept / Oct openings

Germans were faced with bad weather - and the W.Allied surprise phase of bombing has not harvested any result (thanksfully!).

Germans are ready to attack - somewhere or something. Netherland? Belgium? Metz using their ENG unit?

In the while at the 2nd impulse in Bay of Biscay Italian submarines make their appearance, finding their targets and sinking and aborting some convoys.

Germany reinforces in the 3rd impulse, alas to no result.

On the other hand the Kriegsmarine exploits the weakness of the Royal Navy in the North Sea, sinking the Queens (with a MOT loaded) and a cruiser - at the cost of CL Emden only.
Also a UK TRS is damaged (transporting another MOT). That one was lucky to pass the save.

A big mistake from the UK? One cannot tell. Why? Because as you will read the Italian Navy has virtually ceased to exist!




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/5/2016 9:01:29 AM   
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Sept / Oct Openings

The W.Allied play aggressive, deploying their fleet all over the med and threaning port strike to the Italian with the whole of the CW carriers except one that arrived from India and is in the E.Med.

Italy accepts the challenge, declares war and issues all of its navy out.

Italian submarines produce meager result - but results still in Bay of Biscay.

The main squadron of Regia Marina is litterally sacrificed in the the W.Med - which though has the Allies remaining despite the surprise. They've massed 120 surface points and 5 carriers there (1 French). The Italians are severely outgunned and lose ships like nuts but manage to sink 3 UK CVs and other ships of theirs are damaged.

In the Italian Coasts the Gabbiano NAV performs raids over the Royal Navy squadrons which are entirely short of any form of air cover.

In the Eastern Mediterranean a small squadron of 4 Italian cruisers manage to damage the CV there (it passed the save. All 5 CW carriers were to sink if they failed their saves); but once the impulse passed over to the W.Allies they were found and butchered in brutal ways.

Mostly the Italians shipped with both TRS in Africa Graziani and their MECH and placed them in port.
Which means they're out of fuel at the very present - as the Italians (me!) expected the W.Allieds seeing the surprise thing would have evacuated the sea zones to not risk ships and I'd have got the rest of Sept / Oct to spearhead into Egypt.






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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/5/2016 9:05:33 AM   
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Sept / Oct Openings

China starts with a pretty forward Nationalist deployment in the south - which gets flanked and their riverline west of Changsha reveals untenable. A MIL and a CAV are lost in the process.

Nationalist INFs in Chengchow are ordered a retreat after they safeguarded the Commies during the first impulse.
Japan hopes to catch them though as they're both disrupted and can be OOS as well.

The Communists sit and wait as the Soviets proper are instead advancing in Persia.

Nat.China deployed a MIL unit closeby Hainan - that got destroyed during the first impulse (Shore bombing, woo) and even the IJN carriers saw action via their planes, disrupting the CAV unit closeby Shangai.




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/5/2016 9:08:36 AM   
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Sept / Oct - Destroyed & Repair pools

Just to show how much "brutal" the naval battles were in the first turn, here the Destroyed Pool and the Repair pool.

Though I am not sure I've actually played "well" the Italian there. I mayhaps should have gone pick on the UK where they were weakest and avoid the 120 gunnery strong stack of death. Though that would have meant to preserve their carrier force pratically intact.
It was quite lucky already the Italians found the Brits at least once in every sea zone.

But now they hardly pose a threat anymore - as per the "Fleet in being" concept is gone in a tumble of smoke.




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/6/2016 6:40:33 AM   
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Nov / Dec 1939 - Poland

Poland has been turned into an Allied Stronghold - in Warsaw.
The only positive thing is that the HQ is there and that won't reorganize, nor the poland planes, due to oil shortage.
Besides that ... it seems Poland is fated to fight on in 1940 pinning down a large amount of German forces.

For now the two impulses played in Nov / Dec saw Storm and Storm again all over the continental Europe.

France side is exactly the same as Germany cannot certainly afford to get a +6 for the attack on Holland.





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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/6/2016 6:48:58 AM   
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Nov / Dec 1939 - China

Japan, similarly, is stuck in Storm and Rain, unable to do anything except inch in toward the Chinese here and there.

The only good news is that Japan closed politically Burma Road and the USA did not batted eyelid.




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/6/2016 7:15:57 AM   
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I agree, that was brutal first turn naval combat

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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/6/2016 6:41:46 PM   
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Brutal opening. The loss of the BEF will put the Allies on the back foot as well if my experience from the last game is anything to go by.

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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/6/2016 6:46:03 PM   
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Brutal opening indeed. I wonder who is the winner of the first naval battle. If it wasn't for the loss of the CV's, I would say the CW, since trading naval units at about a 1-1 with the Axis is a good result for them. But those CV's...

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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/6/2016 6:49:27 PM   
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quote:

But now they hardly pose a threat anymore - as per the "Fleet in being" concept is gone in a tumble of smoke.

I say that this is a Italian, and even more so a Axis, win. While the Italian navy is reduced they will soon have a couple of modern battleships. And in the Mediterranean the Italian air power is more important than those two old battleships. So CW has lost the backbone of their carrier force against a few cruisers.

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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/7/2016 7:17:21 AM   
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Jan / Feb 1940 - Belgium

Germany attacked in 2 Snow impulses Netherland first and Belgium later.

The Kriegsmasrine got committed to help with shorebombing on the dutch capital; and also as dissuasive force for the UK in case they were to try to ship in troops.
The UK though dispatched a large cruiser task force - which actually have then found the KM ships and gave them a pounding.

The turn ended at Impulse #13; the one where Germany boldly attacked the Belgium and managed to a smooth conquest with intense use of HQ Support and Luftwaffe over Bruxxelles (and bombed the Belgian plane too to be on the safer side of things!=

Poland too fell this turn, a lucky roll of 19 sealed the fate of the Poles (attacked anyhow by 12 corps sized German units in Warsaw).




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/7/2016 7:27:37 AM   
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Jan / Feb 1940 - Victory in the desert

The Regia Marina, with immense sacrifice and abnegation, poured the supply and fuel needed to the "Armata Italiana Libia".
Regia Marina presently counts a grand total of 6 operational cruiser, the 5 you see and the old Taranto one parked in La Spezia.
And a sum of 3 Convoy Points.

The Regia Marina in this turn sat entirely in the port til the last impulse - since the W.Allied instead of committing the Royal Navy whole in the Mediterranean, left few Frenchmen to try their luck in finding the Italian convoys.
A task they mostly failed, succeeding only too late at it.

In fact the W.Allied covered the south of Alexandria with a Territorial unit - that got destroyed in Nov / Dec; that left Alexandria encircled (via ZoC).
During Jan / Dec the Italian Regia Aeronautica in Egypt bombed Wavell with success (Thus Alexandria had a 1 strong Wavell OOS + Disrupted and the Royal ENG unit). That led to a mass assault of the City proper, resulting in the loss of both British units.

Two ships parked in Alexandria gave in to their run for safety and Italy intercepts outside at sea, but fails to achieve any meaningful damage.
That is when the French ships are ordered to give more chase to the Italian CPs - finding it and destroying it.

Next, seen the units in Egypt OOS - the Italians who had already loaded a division unit in their cruiser task force land in Cyprus - wanting that resource. But will the Italians be able to send it back to Italy with so few CPs at avail and a still unleashed Royal Navy?




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/7/2016 7:33:35 AM   
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Jan / Feb 1940 - China dismay

Chinese forces were ill marshalled and maneuvered (I believe) and ultimately they got surrounded in different pockets that the Japanese have to liquidate at ease.

China is also graced with the end of the Turn - otherwise the Japanese - if getting one another impulse, would have got their divisions seizing interesting Factory-Cities.




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/7/2016 7:36:17 AM   
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Destroyed / Repair Pool




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/7/2016 12:17:18 PM   
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Mar / Apr 1940 - Middle East

The Regia Marina continues its effort - losing over the turn another CP and inflicting no losses in return this time - to keep in supply the Italian forces in Egypt.

Meanwhile Malta is invaded with success, since the Royal Navy abandoned the Mediterranean except than with submarines; the resto of the Regio Esercito makes an advance in Palestine defeating with ease the local defence force; and running around the sleeping French defenders of Syrya.

British submarines sink the cruiser Taranto - reducing even more the Regia Marina.
Italian Submarines though manage to deliver a small blow to the UK shipping in Cape St. Vincent.
French naval units in the E.Mediterranean suffer a defeat from the Italian Gabbiano.

Soviet forces lurk at the edge of Iraq.
The big question is - will the Soviets declare war on Iraq, at the cost of delaying on the USA?




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/7/2016 12:31:25 PM   
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Mar / Apr 1940 - China

In the north Mao has led a successful offensive, destroying the Tokyo MIL at Tungkwan.

In the south instead the Japanese exploit well the good weather, at the cost of some losses by their side they manage to erase the resistance of the Nationalist Chinese, vanquishing many pockets and units.

Meanwhile Chunking was saved in the corner by the appearance of a CAV-Div, the other divisions; Chiang and many other Chinese units that got stranded OOS got destroyed.
This opens new horizons of glory to the Japanese advancing armies.

As per usual, the carrier planes are getting slowly disarmed in favor of more land based planes able to support the Japanese push inland.




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/7/2016 12:35:25 PM   
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Mar / Apr 1940 - Finland Question

The Soviets are preparing as well to deal with Finland.
Though with only 5 land actions, and with the Communists able to perform offensive actions too ... what will happen?




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/7/2016 12:47:30 PM   
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Mar / Apr 1940 - Paris Falls

The turn opened with bad, bad weather - and Germany demanded the reroll, pushing the initiative track at -1 for the Allies.
Their gamble was foiled by Storm weather ... and the Germans simply moved on at the Belgium-France border.

The French though instead of reshuffling units around and move forth their new ARM elect to go naval trying to sever the Italian supply lanes - and failing.

The 2nd impulse is good weather, German generals finally celebrate the arrival of the first "fine weather" impulse after the very first impulse of the game.
The Luftwaffe and the Artilleries operate, disarraying the French defenders here and there. Panzers are massed and crash into the hex south-east of Lille; where 2 INF and 1 ART of the French wait. (Both INF where flipped by bombers).

In the while the Potez FTR3 of French got shot down by the Luftwaffe, and a Bf110 guns down as well the Leo351 bomber that intervenes trying to help in the land combat. The MS406 failed in its intent to stop the German bombers (bad choice of my opponent there, it scored an Abort at his choice and aborted the FTR and not the Stuka... I do not know why).

The blitz is a success, and Germany prefers to just have the French retreat a hex and be kept disrupted.

France withdraws to new positions with what they can. George, concealed in the woods east of the Seine reorganizes 3 land units. Billotte is disrupted and unable to escape its fate.

The RAF opts to perform strategic bombing on Germany, instead than endangering their bombers on the German spearheads.
Only the Fairey Battle goes on a double panzer stack - procuring no damage.
The strategic bombing on the other hand neats 3 hits out of 3 bombers used. Germany production crippled.

It storms again, and the French after having evacuate Lille draw a breath of relief.
The Germans can shuffle in, and finish off the 6-4 INF that withdrew earlier.
The French keep moving away units, surrendering the Maginot.

It snows. Metz is assaulted - but a dreaded 14 is rolled (attack was at +8).
Germany loses their ENG and 2 more units for a single GARR-Div of the French.

Turn could have ended at 70%! But it does not end.
French keep maneuvering their units and adjusts them further.
The BEF moved away too - behind the Seine.

Turn does not end yet, and it's good weather!
Paris is bombed with the last operational Luftwaffe planes, and attacked with Von Rundstedt support.
And Paris fall - with the MS406 being trampled as well in the process.

Then, the turn ends with an Axis start and end - which should push to a +2 for the Allies the initiative track.





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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/7/2016 12:52:03 PM   
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Mar / Apr 1940 - Destroyed Pool at end of turn




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/8/2016 6:39:29 AM   
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I'm constantly amazed at how much you conquer and how quickly you achieve your conquest. Your position in China for Mar/Apr 1940, which is only turn 4, is unbelievable. Then there's the position of your Italians in the Middle East and Egypt. And then there's Germany who already holds Paris. You are a wizard at playing MWiF!

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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/8/2016 8:52:19 AM   
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I can assure you "luck" and "opponent" play a good role too in the mix.
If the dices do not roll nicely, no plan can save you.
Egypt is very luck based. You have only that many CPs and 2 TRS which are too precious to endanger in combat unless strictly necessary.
UK struggles to reinforce (shortage of units, usually plans to help France first). But the main luck is how often you are found at sea and how quickly you lose your shipping.
If Germany or Japan rolls low on a ground attack, which they may - all of their army suddenly is pinned down and blocked.

Enemy mistakes such as sending the BEF at sea, without even a carrier of escort (we play with land based planes can "cost" a variable in surprise points depending on their range, not always 4) allows the German - if they find - to pick targets nicely.
Or in March / April starting with a Naval, when they could have moved that ARM from Paris to reinforce their upfront line (and it's a -2 in plains) also could have made the difference.

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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/16/2016 11:06:50 AM   
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Summer '40 - Preparations for Spain

In May / June the Germans - who seized the initiative - crossed the Seine at the unmanned hex south-west of Paris and begun to hammer the French lines.
France, remaining without oil, had Georges HQ pinned in the woods on the "wrong" (eastern) side of the Seine, along with INF.

During the first impulse the Germans destroyed 4 corps of the French; and the Luftwaffe engaged both the French airforce (swiftly replenished with new and old FTR2 - 2 total) and embattling the RAF over the skies of the Normandy. With no air losses per side, Germany delivers almost all of their bombers; pinning south-east of Paris the French armoured units and other infantry forces. Artillery pounds Metz.

UK evacuates Gort, and uses 2 TRS to reorganize a FTR in France; that after trying to fend off the Luftwaffe was unable to make it back to UK.

Rain comes, Germany destroyed the UK Mech, left to its own fate, having been hit by the Luftwaffe; and in hot pursuit of the Maginot GARRs destroys one in the woods north of Lyon.

French remaining forces gather in Vichy proper; and 1 GARR in Lyon. An AT, ARM and Paril-MIL are trapped (and 2 of them disrupted).
Germany is on hot wheels, Lyon is attacked with grand air support - being there only a 3-1 GARR this is where 2 Stukas cut the difference with almost a +4 because of their factors.
The French armoured group is dissolved and German panzers spread all around France.
Vichy follows suit the next impulse - a 6-3 INF, 4-3 INF and a 1-5 MECH are destroyed on the run without hindering the Germans.
For now only Lyons have proved somehow difficult - the only German loss of the turn was there.

French troops from the Italian front shape a perimeter around Marseille. Being 4 unit total - of the worst quality with the exception of the MNT, their perimeter is just a toilet-paper screen that the Germans get through with no problem.

That is where some decision making was to do. Marseille had an amount of ships parked there without oil; 2 French units of INF type that would get reorganized anyhow. To conquer or to screen (and force eventually a surrender).
I conquered but I think I did a mistake. I should have just screened it and had French player surrender at some point.

Germany lost only a MOT-Div in this whole turn. Impressive luck with dices (alas the unluck part was for the Japs...)

On a sour note, the RAF and RN embarked planes conducted aerial strikes on Kiel, damaging over two different raids, two Kriegsmarine units.

Screenshot of 2nd impulse of Jul / Aug.




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/16/2016 11:13:42 AM   
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Summer 1940 - Western Mediterranean

The Royal Navy has barely shown itself - just a picket presence; and submarine raids.
The Gabbiano and germany Heinkel115 successfully fent off the raid of the British submarines (destroying one and damaging the other).
Currently the RN raiding force consists only of the Dutch Submarine. Italy though has no spare convoys, has been forced to produce some (2) and got the bonus gift from France of 2 more convoys in production.

Though France had a last surprise, in May / June they armed and mustered territorial forces in Algeria; which clashed with the Lybian auxiliaries of Il Duce. Despite the odds (the Italians advanced bravely and got disrupted and OOS!) the French nail a 15 on the Blitz table, effectively destroying the Lybian unit.

The Italians, seeing the shyness of the Royal Navy, ship two units in Bone which then trample the Algerian territorial and open their way to march toward Algiers.

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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/16/2016 11:19:20 AM   
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Summer 1940 - Middle East

At the cost of delaying the USA, Soviets are sinning of greed and conquer Iraq as well.
Meanwhile they douby they can hold Iraq later on, it's 2 more oil resources they can rail to their factories, and mostly they deny them to the Axis.

Italy, after having seized consistant oil resources from France that got stocked in Syrya (clearly the Allies had other plans of resistance in Egypt!), are making a drive in Saudi Arabia; and have declared war in Yemen to seize Aden (which the Allies cannot reinforce as the shipping they've is elsewhere)




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/16/2016 11:27:53 AM   
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Summer 1940 - China

Meanwhile Japanese force march on to surround Chinkiang before to assault it - Mao launches his attack in the north.
Com.China and Japan lose a MIL each.

Japanese airforces over 3 different bombing runs finally manage to disrupt the Nat.China forces in the north - which are finished off by the ground forces of Japan smoothly.
Japanese cavalry raiding forces are sent through the An'kang "corridor" to roam behind the Communist lines.

Chinkiang attack on the other hand was not as smooth - the Japanese attack at a +9 the first time, and they roll 19. The Chinese lose 2 GARR-Div; meanwhile with grand horror I realize I've only 1 MIL so also 1 INF has to go. There are more MILs but they have not made it to the combat, and the turn could end by then.
I am biting my hands as I forgot to add the ENG and it would have been a 20 ... having erased all the defenders by then.

Nonetheless, with only half of the units still operational and 2 MILs coming by Chinkiang is attacked again. There is only the Warlord of Chunking. The city is conquered but with another 19: which means the justly arrived MILs are destroyed as well.

This turn the Chinese front was intense.
Japan lost a total of 5 units for 11 BPs.
China lost 6 units for a total of 11 BPs.







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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/16/2016 3:36:51 PM   
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Jul / Aug 1940 - Western Europe

Germany spent some time preparing for the invasion of Spain - massing forces and Luftwaffe in the sector. Alas the impulses will double jump (rolled 10 for weather twice in a row, usual unluck).

Though the Spaniards opt to deploy minor forces around Madrid, and gather and pool some of their forces at Spanish Marocco.
In the while Churchill achieves a success over the Rhur, where their single bomber going to bomb scores double hit despite only having 2 of strategic value (halved already due to extended range).

The Royal Navy and RAF prosecute their intent of disabling the Kriegsmarine, with double raid on Kiel. This turn without fruits of sort besides disrupting a cruiser.

Italy finally manages to seize Algiers and is slowly marching on toward the Marocco with measly forces.
In the Mediterranean the Gabbianos keep doing numbers safeguarding the only 2 existing Italian CPs - destroying the Dutch submarine and damaging a RN Cruiser.

The RN is also preparing to ship two FRTs in Gibraltar.




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/16/2016 3:44:27 PM   
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Jul / Aug 1940 - China

Japan continues relentless in its advance.

Chunking fell - Yamamoto's offensive in the South turns out to be a full success; and the Chinese forces reels as Kunming is in reach and unable to be reinforced (Kunming MIL is one of the remaining 2 Nat.China units on the map already).

The side maneuvers of the Japanese also catches the Com.Chinese off guard, and meanwhile bloodshed happens, costing the Com.Chinese a single unit and 2 of Japan, Sian slowly grows endangered - and currently it's the main supply source of pratically the whole of the Com.China troops. Mao also is spent for defensive support.

Japan on the other has to divert some resources in other productions of sort - such as ships.
And if China is to surrender Japan needs to be ready to get into another war with something ... Soviets perchance? France could be an option if it was not for the quickening of the US tokens at incredible pace.




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RE: Cohen vs Enrico - AAR6 - 4/17/2016 3:53:38 PM   
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End of 1940 - Fall of Gibraltar

At the earnest of Sept / Oct the Germans, graced with good weather, rolled over the defenders of Madrid and surroundings; with no losses.

Portugal - with its strategical naval base and additional resource was next in the list; and got conquered without issues.

Il Duce kept shipping troops toward Afrika, landing them at Oran and having them advance.
From Gilbraltar the RN sallies forth - in larger numbers and with their only operational fleet carrier (which though has a rather ridiculous CVP on).
After repeated failures of finding at sea, the British task force meets on equal terms a large swarm of Italian Gabbianos (both of them). The Gabbianos make swift work of the CVP used as fighter, but the anti air barrage of the RN escorts repel the attack.

Nonetheless the Italians debark safely at Oran and proceeds into Marocco.

Axis tragedy consumes north of Gibraltar - confident and bold they park north of Gibraltar a 8-6 MECH and an Italian NAV.
The UK artillery in Gibraltar fires - and disrupts both! The UK elects to attack. Aerial combat insues.
Axis loses a Bf110, UK loses a Spitfire - and the Chirri that intervened, suddenly flying on Spain proper which did not surrendered yet - is forced to land in a Spanish proper hex (Cadis). The Chirri got trampled by the end of the turn.
UK performs shore bombing - it's a dire attack after the Axis doubled up the factors, but a 17 is nailed.

The UK loses one INF and bravely advance with the other INF - disrupted - in open plains.
The German counterattack is immediate, the disrupted 7-3 White Print of UK is destroyed and the Chirri overrun.
Gibraltar has only the ARTY as defender, with a spanish 6-3 White Print ready to cross.

But the turn ends.

In something that comes down almost typical - at the initiative of NOV / DEC Axis wins rolling twice 10 in a row (We had Jul / Aug having 3 times 10 as weather roll. The 3rd 10 in the row gave rather unusual weather for the summer!)

Anyhow Gibraltar got seized by the Axis cheaply, as the Allied failed the reroll on Initiative.





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End 1940 - 1941 Opening - Marocco Struggle

Seized Gibraltar, the Axis still has an amount of Spanish units in Marocco to deal with.

During Nov / Dec 1940 the Axis air efforts to sever supply and interdict the British efforts in Cape St. Vincent are entirely in vain. Actually the Royal Navy manages to evacuate 4 Spanish land units successfully - after the Axis failed with their bombing runs and an attack at Tangiers that costed 2 Italian MILs (A roll of 2 there!)
That was a harsh decision as the "cheaper" loss was the 2 Italian MILs but they were already on the "right side" meanwhile the Germans were all bottlenecked in Spain.
By then the Spanish fighting force was still present and operational and I could not knew of the evacuation plans.
The Brits pulled them out masterfully without suffering ... and reinforced Cisneceros and the Canarias with them.

Only a Spanish CAV remains there which will probably be butchered at some point.





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