From: Columbia, MD. USA
Allied Turn: June 8, 1940
The Germans launch their primary attack north of Lille, and a secondary attack south of Lille.
Both French Armies are destroyed, and the UK BEF in Calais is reduced to Str: 2
The French Army north of Reims is reduced to str: 6
The paratroopers are put back in supply but are next to a half strength panzer unit and I believe there is another panzer down to str: 6 that retreated behind the lines.
The paratroopers have lost about 75 points of morale (now str: 4, morale 38, and readiness 29 after it participated in the attacks)
Coastal watchers spot a German sub blocking the port of Calais preventing the BEF from escaping.
Bomber Command takes off for the first time this war and strikes at the sub off of the Calais port. The heavy bombers fly unescorted and are intercepted by German Me109s.
The first raid does 1 damage to the sub (U37), and the second forces a dive. Bomber command takes 4 damage from the 2 raids, and the German fighters 1.
UK Whitley Tactical bombers, escorted by French Dewoitine D520 fighters attack the wounded paratroopers but are also scouting for the dived U37.
They find U37 en route to their target, blocking the straight of Dover. Another group of German Me109s intercepts the raid. The French fighters, the UK bombers and the German fighters all take 1 dmg.
As does the paratroopers (str: 3, morale 33, and readiness 24).
The BEF army now safely evacuates Calais.
The remaining UK Corp in Amiens attacks the paratroopers with both taking 1 damage. The English troops then retreat westward.
The French XV Corp offloads from trains in Amiens and starts to dig in.
Then the French heavy tanks drive to the NW of Amiens solidifying the river line. Better yet they shatter the paratroopers, and take no damage themselves.
A French anti-tank unit then moves into the space formerly occupied by the paratroopers and attacks the half strength 5th panzer. Both take 2 damage leaving the panzer corp now at str: 3
The French Army north of Reims is reinforced.
Terrible, ORP Blyskawica, and HMS Mohawk attack U30 (str: 8, 1 exp pip)
The sub damages Terrible and Mohawk 1 pt each, dives from Blyskawica, and takes 1 pt from Mohawk. The sub is now at 0 supply.
USSR annexes Baltic States
USSR demands Bessarabia from Romania
Italy prepares for war (jumped to 97% from 89%) - Axis Turn
Italy declares war on the Allies - End of Allied Turn
Forgot to take a screen shot this turn. Sorry.
End of turn pop-up let me know that I moved the French Corp out of Syria a turn (or 2) too soon.
Knew about the Italy mobilization hit (that maybe didn't matter, Italy was likely to Declare anyway). Didn't know there would be a French morale hit
< Message edited by Taxman66 -- 12/18/2017 8:22:20 PM >
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