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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/19/2018 11:49:00 AM   
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Warspite,

You are making progress - it is slow, but Ian is a strong player.

Well done,

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/19/2018 12:32:19 PM   
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Turn 210
19th September 1942


The turn ends with the CW having launched 13 bombardments and 3 attacks. All three attacks saw the enemy pushed back - and the two hexes west of El Hammam have been secured. I'm hoping that the airfield at Burg El Arab will be available soon.

The third attack was southeast of Alam Halfa and the CW edge closer to the ridge.

A pleasing thing here was that I rarely used the Kiwi's and the Greeks are being rested too. Let's look at what that cost:

Overall I have to be pleased with that - although the air war remains a total mystery to me....




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/19/2018 5:32:32 PM   
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Turn 211 - Axis Turn
23rd September 1942


The Axis reacts (to a limited degree) to my commandos in the rear....




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/19/2018 6:26:32 PM   
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Turn 211 - Axis Turn
23rd September 1942


A better turn for the Axis who hurt the CW artillery once again and evaporate a CW fighter squadron for the second turn in a row.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/19/2018 6:31:11 PM   
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Turn 211 - Axis Turn
23rd September 1942


The Germans have Alam Halfa Ridge well covered and have brought up units behind the front on the coastal road. There is at least two panzer battalions on the road.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/19/2018 6:42:48 PM   
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Turn 211
23rd September 1942


The victory swingometer heads back toward the Axis....




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/19/2018 6:49:08 PM   
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Turn 211
23rd September 1942


According to the air table I have a 9 vs 2 air superiority (although that doesn't seem to mean anything - my Spitfires are the new Hurricanes i.e. the whipping boys). If possible I will try interdiction with my Wellington force - but that's for later. First things first will be more targeted bombardments of selected hexes with a view to attacking (if the turn continues) later.






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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/19/2018 8:18:17 PM   
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Turn 211
23rd September 1942


AAAARRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!

After two bombardment rounds I made two attacks - one on the coast road was held back by panzer reinforcements, but the one to the south worked. But then - looking to exploit (the hex to the south of the road had been heavily bombarded too) I get a failed proficiency check....

Also, I've been acting as dad's taxi service to my little warspites and so have had interrupted thinking - and I completely failed to move my units south of the Depression....

And I didn't get a chance to place my bombers on interdiction

But apart from that......




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/19/2018 8:23:52 PM   
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Turn 211
23rd September 1942


Okay so what was the coast of that one hex gain?

Although I didn't capture the hex in the north the Axis lost a lot of tanks in its defence. Meanwhile I'm beyond bemusement with the air war - what comes after bemusement?

Such a shame I was denied the opportunity to mop up on the coast and possibly take the hex directly to the south that had been badly hit...




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/19/2018 10:59:49 PM   
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Your arty is all firing on red. You might as well throw rocks at them as do that.

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/20/2018 7:06:48 AM   
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There are few turns to go - I don't have the luxury of taking my artillery out of the line for 3 or 4 turns so they re-supply - I then use them once and they go red again and have to repeat the process.

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/20/2018 7:24:50 AM   
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Turn 212 - Axis Turn
26th September 1942


Quelle surprise In the face of such nonsense its best to walk away and count to a billion before posting commentary....




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/20/2018 7:38:59 AM   
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Turn 212 - Axis Turn
26th September 1942


The victory pointer moves back to the Allies but there are just 31 turns left and we are talking a point here or there.

It's just not happening for the CW sadly. There are still tons of Axis reinforcements piling toward the front - and although their replacement aircraft are biplanes (and other Italian aircraft at the moment) and although I continue to have so-called air superiority - it simply does not to make a difference.

The coastal hex I was about to take last turn is now reinforced with 7 German units but I have no choice but to continue to attack here.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/20/2018 7:56:00 AM   
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Turn 212
29th September 1942


The focus for the turn will be on these hexes.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/20/2018 8:20:13 AM   
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Turn 212
29th September 1942


Of course One attack and this happens.... This scenario appears loaded against the CW - I expect there will be some very unwelcome news on the air front too for a change....




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/20/2018 8:54:57 AM   
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Turn 212
29th September 1942


I feared - from a quick glance - that the air news would be bad, and a closer examination shows my expectations were met - given the numbers why does this keep happening?? Imagine 18 unescorted Blenheims against 68 enemy fighters - I think the outcome can be confidently predicted.....

The loss of tanks was a problem - but acceptable given the breakthrough made - but once again the CW get no chance to follow up their breakthrough as the turn ends even earlier.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/20/2018 4:52:38 PM   
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Turn 213 - Axis Turn
30th September 1942


Two bombardments from the Axis this time - and another CW infantry evaporates and more CW aircraft are destroyed than Axis - hey it's a good job I have air superiority.... 7 vs 2 even after that....

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/20/2018 4:55:17 PM   
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Turn 213
30th September 1942


The plan has to remain the same. The coastal region will be targeted first and foremost with an attack on the dog-leg a possibility - as is an assault south of Alam Halfa. All that assumes of course that the CW get more than a couple of rounds in.....

This turn went somewhat better as there was no early ending of the turn. This enabled a number of bombardments and 7 attacks to be launched. Ignoring the air battles, the results were generally good with the enemy being pushed back during each attack. Having got to Alam Halfa I do not intend to assault this feature but am seeking to bypass it. To that end my tank forces were able to push along the coast road and the parallel rail line. This enabled me to open up Burg-El-Arab as an airfield for two fresh fighter squadrons.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/20/2018 7:11:44 PM   
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Turn 213
30th September 1942


The bill for the gains made. This was a good turn overall - the Axis loss of tanks, infantry, AA guns and field guns being particularly pleasing.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/22/2018 6:25:29 AM   
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Turn 214 - Axis Turn
3rd October 1942


Into October and less than 30 turns left.....

In a shock development Axis artillery evaporate another British infantry battalion.... That was the only bombardment last turn from the Axis. My opponent shows no signs of moving back to straighten the line or anything like it. He is holding steadfastly in place ..... damn him

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/22/2018 6:30:16 AM   
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Turn 214
3rd October 1942


The Victory points swing further in the CW direction but sadly remain firmly in the minus camp




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/22/2018 6:35:36 AM   
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Turn 214
3rd October 1942


I continue my rotational policy with my aircraft and (for all the good its doing me ) I stick to the idea that only if its 'dark green' does it become operational. This gives me - according to the air table - a 12 vs 5 air superiority rating.....

I'll have a look at the aircraft nos. and then look to maximise my forward airbases.

The reserves continue to dwindle in order to keep the squadrons supplied, but the total number is only 10 less than 4 turns previously. On the down side the Hurricane force is shot - just 6 squadrons available (and I don't even want to look at how many aircraft can be mustered in those 6).




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/22/2018 7:09:00 AM   
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Turn 214
3rd October 1942


Sing along now "Red and Yellow and Pink and Green, Orange and Purple and Blue....."

The air base at Amiriya is now full (as is Burg El Arab to the west). Pilots from Greece, South Africa, Free France, Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom all proudly displaying their colours.

So I have air superiority of over 2 to 1, I have closer air bases, no units flying are less than max supply......




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/22/2018 7:20:13 AM   
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Turn 214
3rd October 1942


Having said I won't fight for Alam Halfa, devoncop largely vacates the eastern end of the ridge and the South African 1st Imperial Horse eject the defenders.

There are two hexes I hope to target this turn as I try and push toward El-Alamein in the north and skirt Alam Halfa in the south.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/22/2018 8:11:44 AM   
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Turn 214
3rd October 1942


The two objectives were taken (the one in the south is obscured by the Combat Results Table) - and three subsidiary attacks saw the enemy pushed back in each. However the casualties in achieving this look pretty high and I have a feeling that I'm going to need an expletive-ridden post to explain the air battles.....




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/22/2018 8:48:24 AM   
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Turn 214
3rd October 1942


The air battles weren't as bad as I feared after the initial result which was deeply disappointing given the numbers involved.

A couple of the attacks proved expensive but overall the numbers were reasonable. I lost more tanks but the majority of the enemy tank losses were German which is important. I wasn't able to hit the enemy field artillery and that may come back to bite me on the bum.

But I'm hoping that devoncop decides he needs to withdraw at some point in the south and that may give me a chance to open up the front.... maybe.




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/22/2018 8:58:32 AM   
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Turn 214
3rd October 1942


The picture at the end of the turn




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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/22/2018 11:35:42 PM   
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Warspite,

I continue to really enjoy your AAR. Thanks for sharing.

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/22/2018 11:41:16 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MikeJ19

Warspite,

I continue to really enjoy your AAR. Thanks for sharing.


Ditto.

Church-bell ringers are putting talc on their palms & checking their ropes ...

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RE: CFNA 1940-43 devoncop (Axis) vs warspite1 (CW) - 5/23/2018 9:39:25 PM   
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Thanks guys. I've not been able to turn my turn around for a couple of days as I've needed to try and devote some time and thought to STBP - which has been increasingly getting away from me. I hope to do my next turn of this game tomorrow....

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