From: Columbia, MD. USA
Allied Turn: November 6, 1941
Axis Prior Turn:
Snow in Finland, Mud in Europe & Russia and Clear (I think) in the Ukraine.
A pocket Battleship runs into S-4 (Strength 4, sitting in the Leningrad port) and takes 3 damage.
The Finns continue to pick on the same Corps and force it to retreat. A Finnish Army did take 1 damage.
Germany takes the evacuated city of Talinn.
Tartu is bombed and an air engagement is fought over the city. The Russian fighters (which were not at full strength) take 3 damage, and an unknown amount was taken by the German escorts.
The defenders in Tartu hang on another turn.
The Army in Orsha is attacked next and takes 4? damage. The only German losses are to TAC bombers hit by an AA unit.
The Corps south of Orsha takes 2 damage and may have done 1 back to a Germany Army.
The Hungarian armed forces attack Mariupol and need German assistance to finally take the town. The defenders manage a point of damage on a Panzer Corps.
The Army gaurding the bottleneck of the Crimea takes ? damage from the Romanians and does 1 damage back to a Romanian Army.
Snow and mud in Finland, clear everywhere else, better my turn than his but if the weather works like World in Flames* this would be bad.
S-4 torpedos Gneisenau (CC) outside the Lenningrad port for 2 damage (Gneisenau now str 6)
More retreating, shuffling, reinforcing, and praying for bad weather.
Axis Prior Turn:
Two Italian Battleships bombard Mersa Matruh.
An Italian Heavy Cruiser bombards El Alamein. The Cruiser takes a point of damage.
Two Italian Heavy Cruisers bombard Montogomery's HQ.
Italian bombers (medium I think) go after one of the Commonwealth Tactical bombers, they are escorted and intercepted. I'm unsure if there was damage to an Axis FTR, but the IT bomber took two hits (unknown full damage) and the UK TAC took 1 point of damage.
Low morale UK TAC bombers are sent after an Italian Battleship, they are intercepted by German Fighters: UK Escort Fighters - 1 damage, UK TAC -2 dmg, GE FTR -2 dmg, IT BB -3 dmg.
The Maritime bombers then go for the Battleship, again intercepted by the Germans: UK FTR -1 dmg, UK Maritime -1 dmg, GE FTR -2(-3?) dmg, IT BB -3 dmg.
The 2nd UK TAC bombers are sent to finish off the Battleship, this time the Italians intercept: UK FTR -1 dmg, UK TAC no dmg, IT FTR -5 dmg (4 by FTR, 1 by TAC), BB Caio Duilio sunk.
Monty gives the command and the BEF, WDF and 10th Armies move forward to make contact with the German Recon in Sidi Barani, the AT unit and Rommel's Panzers. Monty's AT unit flanks the Panzers from the south.
Meanwhile opperation 'Uppercut' is launched from the vicinity of the Siwa Oasis. XII Corps and the Kiwis Corps both attack the German fighter air base. German Artillary defends the fighters. Both Commonwealth Corps take 2 damage each, and the Fighters take 3.
The Desert Rats (UK Recon) plug the whole between the Kiwis and the UK AT, by moving next to the Panzers, the spent German Artillary and the German fighters. They shatter the badly damaged fighters.
The Maritime bombers 2nd strike force a German sub to dive.
Fighters search for the sub and luck out in not only finding her but doing a point of damage.
HMS Courageous, from the safety of the Canal forces the sub to dive again. Then she strikes at another German sub and does a point of damage to her.
HMS Ark Royal forces the second German sub to dive.
HMS Amazon (DD str 7), finds one of the dived subs (U73) north of the mouth of the Nile. Amazon takes a shot and both Amazon and U73 both take a point of damage. Amazon then retreats into the Port at Port Said.
HMS Ark Royal then forces U73 to dive.
HMS Glorious, which had just arrived in the Red Sea, sends out a search for the dive subs and finds another German sub and hits it for 1 damage (while spotting U73 on the way).
HMS Sheffield (CL, ASW 2) dashes out to try her luck against U73. It's a mistake as U73 takes 1 and Sheffield takes 2.
HMS Glorious takes another shot at U73 and forces the sub to dive again.
Stage 2 of Operation Uppercut (the Combo?) is launched and the 3 Armies (BEF, WDF & 10th) all attack Rommel's Panzers (WDF and BEF swap positions to pull this off), doing 6 points of damage to the Panzers and taking 8 spread out against the 3 armies (3, 3 & 2).
The AT unit then takes it shot and does 3 damage and takes 3 back.
7th Armor rolls forward and finishes the job shattering Rommel's tanks.
The Aussies then move forward and take the position occupied by the German tanks, protecting 7th Armor from the German AT unit.
Monty may get all the publicity, but Wavell (3 pips of exp) is the true hero of Egypt.
Atlantic & USA
HMS Javelin (ASW 2) encounters U505 (Sub 3) and does 3 damage to the sub while taking 2 back.
21 MPP lost to raiders (India Convoy line)
US Mobilization: 80%
*In World in Flames there is a bit of a weight on the weather based on the previous impulse's (i.e. turn equivalent in SC) weather.
Got a bit of luck in that 2 aireal recon missons landed right on top of subs.
I count at least 4 German subs in the Med, 2 in the Atlantic, and 3 sunk. Unless he built more that should be all of them.
I forgot to ground the fighters in northern Russia after I moved them, since they can't move and reinforce. They intercepted at 7 strength, less than optimal.
I'm really tempted to repair the Russian sub S-4.
Got sloppy again and didn't finish my notes in Russia before I started moving/reinforcing and then ended the turn so left out the unit ids and a few damages done to my units.
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