Axis point of view
Well, congratulations for Crispy1313. He was very patient and "sturdy". His victory is 100% fair!
I will try to resume my point of view briefly:
1. General considerations
This was my first game with this MOD and my second full game againts a Human.
I must to say that i "never" thought i had a chance to win the game, but i tried to get a stalemate.
Since the beginning of the game i felt that i was behind the schedule.
I tried to follow my "main" way of playing, which is to conquer Argelia, attack London and then, go for the Soviets.
I had several problems with that:
1) Delay on conquering París.
2) Delay on conquering Argel.
3) Bigggg delay on getting Spain as axis active country.
4) "Fiasco" on SeaLion attempt (Stukas are not as effective as in Vanilla game in the beggining of the game).
5) US enter at war soooo early (which wreck my Sealion operation).
Other minor problems was:
1) Subs war was quite innefective once the allied fought seriously.
2) Income was less than expected (less than vanilla) to build a enought army to attack Russia (i mean: i want to attack bit a bit, but my army was weaker than expected).
Theaters of war (resume)
At the beginning, Allies were suscessfull at delaying my advance thought France (mainly).
Later, once Algeria was conquered i tried to make a Sealion attempt but, as i said, stukas were not as effective as vanilla game and, of course, Crispy defend very well England. But i think that if US had to wait 2 more turns, i could get London on time (maybe i will be out of UK anyway but i wanted to get Spain at all cost).
At least i think i was succesfull to bleed out the British for a long time (and a little bit for US).
In fact, i think that if allies would have been bolder in late 1943 war would be finished before. My western forces were always "poor". Once that they landed (before than i expected) i had any choice. But, i must to say, that they advance were quite "slowly" if we consider the german army in France... Maybe Crispy could tell us the reason.
I looked for Spain for these reasons:
1) More income (but it was not enough).
2) Gibralta (big suscessful).
4) Spanish army (wich, at the end, was useful "only" to garrison Spain and Morocco, big suscess here).
I didn't play a good sub war (as Crispy said). Yeah, i made some damage in british economy during a few months but my subs were destroyed as soon as Allies fought them.
For some time i could raid from Portuguese and Spanis islands but it was over soon.
Africa was never a big deal in my strategy.
Firstly because Desert Rats was very suscessfully kicking the ass of Italians and then i was always on defence.
Then, because as my income was low i could't make a good investment on troops to try to recover the place.
At the end, my purpose there was that British loss as many MPP as possible (to delay Overlord in Europe).
The british movement on Tunisia was good but as i decided to use my lasts airplanes from Sicily, at the end, it was "useless".
Against, i think that if allies went over Italy, war will be finished earlier. From late 1942, Italy was exhausted (that the reason because i used my lasts airplanes in Mediterranean Area to support the "life" of Italy). From that time Italy was garrisoned for German units in their main places. Curiosly, after some time Italy get recovered and in late 1944 it could have a "big army". But, morale was tooooo low... ;)
GREECE & TURKEY
I couldn't spend many chits on Diplomacy so as soon as i saw that Turkey will be allied i had to put some of my best troops to try to conquer it.
At the end it was a good campaing for me. I get some MPP, experience and "morale" (for me, not for the game) to face the disasters in other areas. If the campaing were a bit more agile it would have been a big suscess but...
Greece was not as good as Turkey (it was later in the game and allies had learnt too). But it give some "push" to the Italians and more experience for German.
In fact i couldn't allow an invasion from that areas... so i had to fight there at all cost.
As i said i had neither income enought and time to build a good army. In fact, i think that it has been the weakest army that i ever had to attack Russia.
At the begining i was surprise because Stalin moved back their forces (not i all places, but in many of them). So i could get some "land".
Time after, but very slowly, i could "build" a good line were i was quite "at ease". Of course, time was againts me. But in that time i had better incomes and i was getting experience and i thought that Overlord will be later.
But, then, Turkey became Allied and some time after... Overlord was coming.
I had to decide what to do... and my decision was to move almost all my planes to Turkey and Tunnis (some others to Morocco) and try to face the soviets with land troops. I were "suscessfull" for a time but the reds were soooo large that they could encircle my troops and kill them slowly (especially in the south).
I had to say that i am happy with "my" performance in the east if i consider my army there.
Finland was hopeless and i only tried that Stalin put as many troops there as possible.
I was a dreamer and i tought that i could hold the line around Warsaw... but it didn't work (the southen front was going very bad for me) and, at the end... East front collapsed.
AT THE END
I was looking for winter. I had the hope to resist until 1946 (just for my happines) but it couldn't be.
As i say Crispy was very patient (maybe too patient in some times of places) but this property give him the victory as he didn't made any big mistake... as i did sometimes.
I am very happy to play this MOD and to play Crispy. It was a very much excited and amusing times...
I ONLY LOOK FOR REVENGE WITH 8.3 MOD VERSION!!!
Thanks for the game, mate!
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