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January 1945 - 6/14/2018 8:23:03 PM   
STEF78


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Turn 187, 11th january 1945

Retreat is on. Few defensive fights


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RE: January 1945 - 6/17/2018 8:34:31 AM   
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It is the 4 or 5 times that the head of stavka (like Zhukov 3 times) is removed from command and replaced by an idiot.

I do not know if it is as design but this political point tax is a little annoying.

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RE: January 1945 - 6/17/2018 9:02:22 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Stelteck

It is the 4 or 5 times that the head of stavka (like Zhukov 3 times) is removed from command and replaced by an idiot.

I do not know if it is as design but this political point tax is a little annoying.


I never set Zhukov at Stavka and always let him as army commander on the hottest spots.

I do the same with germans. Model, Manstein... are still corps commanders. And if could, I would also have set Guderian as corps commander.

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RE: January 1945 - 6/17/2018 9:15:43 AM   
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such elitism have no place in a people's army.

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January 1945 - 6/17/2018 9:16:42 AM   
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Turn 188, 18th january 1945

After retreating previous week, we try to hold the line.

Russian main effort occurs South of Riga and axis troops are far too weak. Reinforcements are sent and counterattacks launched. I still have 2 full Pzk in the rear in case of neceessity



Slow russian advance west of Minsk



Some defensive fights west of Kiev. We are only facing cav corps as mobile units



In southern Ukraine, russians are far stronger but we still hold Nikolaiev


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RE: January 1945 - 6/19/2018 8:58:30 AM   
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Outstanding AAR! Congrats to the both of you for making it this far. Keep holding on Stef, you only need a couple more months till the Americans and British reach Berlin :D

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RE: January 1945 - 6/19/2018 7:04:04 PM   
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Outstanding AAR! Congrats to the both of you for making it this far. Keep holding on Stef, you only need a couple more months till the Americans and British reach Berlin :D

Thanks!

As said Stelteck, completing a whole campaign is a very long journey.

It requires 2 reliable players of relatively equivalent skill.

And the website hosting my pictures falled down. 120 turns were lost and I still have more than 70 turns to reload. But I will do it!

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RE: January 1945 - 6/19/2018 7:25:03 PM   
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I have reread your AAR more than 3 times so far, picked up quite a few things so thanks for posting it ;)
That is true without a doubt, kudos to Stelteck for not giving up! It does seem like this is heading towards an Axis victory but it really doesn't feel like a victory if the Soviets still reach Berlin.
Yeah equivalent skill is quite important to make the game interesting, otherwise one player will get stomped.
Oh damn :/ that sucks big time. What website were you using?
In an unrelated question how do you post more than one pic per post? Really struggling with this in my AAR, so any help would be welcomed. Sorry for hijacking the post.

Keep fighting the good fight!


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RE: January 1945 - 6/19/2018 7:56:07 PM   
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@Steph: If you have problems with image uploading sites, maybe the following idea is worth a try: Open a thread in the WitE mod area. There you can upload files of up to 9999kb=10mb. You can then include the images in the main AAR thread the same way (I hope&expect) as you now do with the sites from the hoster.

Image hosting can be very annoying, I lost 4 (short) AARs on a German forum (si-games.com) as well because the image hoster changed something. I recall the same happened to m60.

Si if I make an AAR on a matrix game title in the future, I will attempt to store the images on the matrix page, after all, the forum seems to be stable for many years (15+?) now.

@xhoel: On the window to edit posts, you can find the "image" button, it will create a tag, copy the link of the image you want to include between the brackets. Maybe "embed picture in post" must be turned on.

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RE: January 1945 - 6/19/2018 7:58:40 PM   
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quote:

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.../...
Oh damn :/ that sucks big time. What website were you using?
In an unrelated question how do you post more than one pic per post? Really struggling with this in my AAR, so any help would be welcomed. Sorry for hijacking the post.

.../...


I'm now using IMGUR, it's easy.

To post more than one pic per post:


text text text text....

Copy picture then paste



text text text text....

Copy picture then paste

etc...

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RE: January 1945 - 6/19/2018 8:20:17 PM   
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Thanks to the both of you!

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January 1945 - 6/22/2018 6:08:56 AM   
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Turn 189, 25th january 1945

Heavy russian pressure heading to Liepaja



Slow russian advance west of Minsk. We counterattack as much as possible.



Some ground given in Ukraine, but not without counterattacking



And the losses. we pay the price for counterattacking ...


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RE: January 1945 - 6/22/2018 6:50:31 AM   
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Arent you going to evacuate Courland?

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RE: January 1945 - 6/22/2018 6:05:25 PM   
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ORIGINAL: No idea

Arent you going to evacuate Courland?

Stelteck will let me no other choice but retreating....

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February 1945 - 6/26/2018 8:34:09 PM   
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Turn 190, 1st february 1945

Russians are rushing to the Baltic sea. Some german units are isolated.



Attempt to rescue german units. Heavy fights all along the frontline



Cautious retreat in Ukraine



The losses... unsustainable. attacks in order to earn morale generate heavy losses


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RE: February 1945 - 6/26/2018 9:48:17 PM   
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A good counterattack in the north, bad luck losing the ports there though :/

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RE: February 1945 - 6/27/2018 6:10:25 AM   
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A good counterattack in the north, bad luck losing the ports there though :/

I would rather say that Stelteck played well. He is aggressive and strong where I'm weak. Well played!

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RE: February 1945 - 6/29/2018 11:23:30 PM   
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Can we get the names of the cut off divisons?

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RE: February 1945 - 6/30/2018 1:36:36 PM   
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Can we get the names of the cut off divisons?

See below the units lost. Nothing valuable.



I also disbanded some support units ang got an extra 10k men as replacement. Not a game changer.

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February 1945 - 7/1/2018 6:59:19 PM   
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Turn 191, 8th february 1945

It's Christmas in february! OKH send us lots of reinforcements and Stemmermann lived one more year than in real history



In the north, we do the best to isolate russian spearheads and to rescue our units.



In Ukraine, some ground given. Russians are now close from our major line of defence. We will fight for it.



And the OOB, more than 14k AFV for the germans with the last Pzd received



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RE: February 1945 - 7/1/2018 7:36:50 PM   
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When new units are formed, all those tanks and manpower are created from scratch or taken from the pools? Thank you

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RE: February 1945 - 7/1/2018 8:19:47 PM   
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That depends on the unit. Have a look at the reinforcement screen (i or shift i, it happens intuitive so I do not remember atm). Some units arrive as empty shells, others have equipment in them.

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RE: February 1945 - 7/2/2018 4:03:55 AM   
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ORIGINAL: EwaldvonKleist

That depends on the unit. Have a look at the reinforcement screen (i or shift i, it happens intuitive so I do not remember atm). Some units arrive as empty shells, others have equipment in them.


Understood, thank you

Similarly, I assume when a unit is "disbanded" as shown in the Reinforcements & Withdrawals screen, the unit's elements are transferred to the nation's pools?

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February 1945 - 7/3/2018 7:20:47 PM   
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Turn 192, 15th february 1945

Heavy pressure from the Pripyat to the baltic sea. 60k men lost.



In Ukraine we will try to hold the line from Odessa to Pripyat marshes


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RE: February 1945 - 7/3/2018 10:31:50 PM   
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Ouch those are some heavy losses, an almost 1:1 ratio with the Soviets, I doubt you can keep that up for much longer. How are your TOEs looking? And where are you planning to hold the line in the AGN sector? Is there a mud turn expected anytime soon?
Cheers,
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RE: February 1945 - 7/4/2018 6:14:48 AM   
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TOE are looking bad. We are 4 turns ahead of the AAR and I'm loosing between 60K and 120K men per turn.

I have no more ground to trade before mud and it explains the increase of the losses. Another factor is the need of attacks to keep morale as high as possible.

Major breakthrough should occur soon.

Average TOE of german units is 55



Same occurs for Pzd/mot units




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RE: February 1945 - 7/4/2018 3:56:10 PM   
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If you havent already you should prolly start to reduce HQ personnel and disband more support units....and maybe even disband your lowest morale infantry divisions....security divisions an such.

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RE: February 1945 - 7/4/2018 4:49:21 PM   
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It hardly matters. Easy win for Stef as the game is close to over.

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February 1945 - 7/5/2018 7:58:47 PM   
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I never went that far in a 41/45 campaign....

Thanks to stelteck for continuing this game!

Even if the game is won, I think that Stelteck can achieve some tactical victories. My units are so weak due to the morale loss and the lack of manpower. I'm short of 800k men.

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RE: February 1945 - 7/5/2018 11:50:59 PM   
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Indeed really good sportsmanship from Stelteck, is to be applauded.
On the other hand your TOEs are looking pretty bad. Maybe a short pause in the fighting during the mud will help you recover a little bit. I'd say the same thing as chaos, try to disband low quality units so that you have some more men in the pool.

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