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Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/2/2018 5:03:44 PM   
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Hi everyone

what happened so far? Poland is down. Luxemburg, Netherlands and Belgium surrendered. France came next. All those countries could not destroy a single German unit.

To the big surprise of the German High Command the allies invested almost all they had in... diplomacy! But not to convince Spain to stay out of the war. They sent their embassadors to Russia! As it seems GB invested all available chits to put some pressure on Stalin and France did the same.

The result was that France surrendered in May or early June 1940 giving me much time to think about what I want to do. All the MPPs invested in diplomacy means that the UK can't have a good defence. That was my conclusion. A first few German squadrons of bf109-e4 scouted the region of southern England. There was a British base with Hurricanes and Spitfires. The British suffered more losses than the Germans so the decision was to keep attacking the RAF. Even some fighters starting from a carrier based in the port of London took off to intercept the Luftwaffe. With no success. The British fighters were destroyed and the bombers found new target - the carrier.

Now the path was clear. An army located in southern England was destroyed and finally the British relocated an AA unit and a weakened army (5) next to dover/into dover. A German tank unit landed east of Dover cruising a bit north to attack the AA unit. Meanwhile the army in Dover was attacked and destroyed. Finally the paratroopers forced the AA to retreat to dover where it was destroyed by German bombers. After the successful destruction of British resistance south of London General von Rundstedt moved his headquarter to the city of dover. With most of the British defense destroyed there is not too much danger for the German HQ.

The USA and USSR are not amused what is going on and the one diplomatic hit (USSR was already above 40%!) makes the USSR even stronger. So this is an all or nothing strategy. I HAVE TO defeat the British. On their island and in North Africa. At least there is enough time left. Now it is July 1940 and the Germans already have the HQ in Dover, one tank and two paratroopers and not much to fear. German fighters and bombers are in striking range to even the carriers and the rest of the Royal Navy will not have a chance to help. Every ship going there will be sunk immediately.

I wonder if I'm doing something stupid or if that is a cunning plan ("Sir, I have a cunning plan." - Blackadder). We will see.

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/3/2018 10:38:40 PM   
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Well it's fun in any case.

Mika attacking Benelux in 39 in a nice weather turn plus the fact France and UK investing in expansive USSR diplo chit meant a poor campaign for the allies so far. I think it's nearly the first time I have not destroyed a single german unit at this point. However german did suffer some casualties.

The campaign is now in England where the german have taken the South of London and consolidated there for one turn (one para and the tank were out of supply and reduced to respectively strengh 5 and 6 if I recall). I don't think the UK campaign can be won now that germans have a spearhead but the home guard will do its duty before we fight from our immense empire soon helped by our mighty friends in the West and in the East. At least the lutwaffe is commited in the UK front and Malta is safe for now, that should help Egypt in her resistance...

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/4/2018 4:57:43 PM   
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London has fallen!

German bombers were able to soften up the defending British army. Combined attacks of a German army and two paratroopers destroyed the defenders and captured the city. The many dogfights over London caused heavy losses for the RAF. A German attack destroyed the remaining fighters so a German tank unit could break through to attack a British HQ.

The British losses so far:

2 Battleships
1 Heavy Cruiser
4 Destroyers (making life wonderful for German Wolfpacks)
2 Fighters
2 Armies
2 Corps
1 AA unit

German losses

1 Heavy Cruiser
1 Destroyer

The British resistance is broken and there is no way back for me now. Now I have to be very fast to get ready before the USSR and USA can grow and develop their economy to full power.

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/4/2018 6:06:50 PM   
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September 1940

British HQ destroyed
The Royal Navy is taking heavy losses again and is barely capable of attacking German U-Boats anymore.
The Kriegsmarine may lose one or two ships if there is a counterattack but that counterattack would only lead to even more losses (especially heavy surface ships and carriers). It would also make an evacuation almost impossible. But we will see...






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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/4/2018 8:03:04 PM   
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Wow, I haven't seen such a one sided battle of the Atlantic in favor of Germany before!

How many USSR diplo hits were scored since the beginning of the game?

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/4/2018 11:47:29 PM   
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This Mika has really learned the game fast he just started at the end of last year







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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/5/2018 9:22:24 AM   
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How can I carry the hope of civilization in this pessimistic climate

Campaign has been quite hard till now, I have met for the first time and early fall gelb and this is my second sealon. I was anticipating a bit sealon (not meaning I was ready because of my strategy but 39 attack on Benelux took me by surprise). I loss destroyers early on in the pre sealon attack and sealon start that are dearly missing now.

Unfortunately I cannot remember if there was one or 2 diplo hit on SU. For now they stand at 57 having won the finish war and US stand at 58%.

revenu/unit spending/ losses

uk 5422/3182/9146
GER 7229/5175/7519
IT 1907/680/1375

diplo Wise, UK spent 1050 (thus 2 diplo hits were scored but they were both under 10%, I think one was 8%), France spent 50 (unfired), GER spent 650 (probably 1 spain and 4 SU) and Italy spent 150. No hit from mika if I remember correctly.

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/5/2018 2:30:34 PM   
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quote:

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This Mika has really learned the game fast he just started at the end of last year









Anything you want to imply?

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/5/2018 3:51:37 PM   
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quote:

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This Mika has really learned the game fast he just started at the end of last year









Anything you want to imply?




No its just very impressive how quickly you learned the game.

You just started the end of last year.

You've never played under another name Correct?



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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/5/2018 4:25:51 PM   
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Well, of course I did! It was back in 1998 when I started playing European Air War online. A really good ww2 combat flight simulator for these times. I was using the nickname "Kepford" referring to Ira Kepford, an US fighter pilot of WW2. But then I started flying with some guys from Finnland. The Lentolaivue 34 (fighter squadron 34).

We flew Me109 only. The 109E4 in the Battle of Britain campaign, the 109G2 later and finally the 109K4. That was the time when I changed my Internet alter ego from Kepford to "LLv34_Mika".

I still feel close to those great fighter pilots somehow. They were by far the best out there.

But it is strange... thoughts are coming to my mind that this is not what you mean. If you mean that I played SC3 before using another nickname - no! I did not. I played SC2 for many many years again and again and feel quiet comfortable with the basics of the game so I just had to learn the differences from SC2 to SC3. In fact you can believe what you want, I don't care. Usually I would suggest to get yourself a life but if you prefer thinking of some conspiracy and it makes you feel better... well, ok, I can live with that.

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/5/2018 5:20:16 PM   
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You are a very mean person

I complimented you and followed with a simple question

I'm not a 100% convinced tho you seem very defensive

If you were such a big fan of SC2 why did it take you so long to buy it?

oh well doesn't really matter

Allies did of course have much better pilots and won

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/5/2018 5:35:34 PM   
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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/5/2018 6:56:12 PM   
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That staff is PM staff. Let this page be about my lost of UK please

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/5/2018 8:56:12 PM   
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"A Higher Call" is a good book on German Pilots

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/5/2018 11:07:14 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: LLv34Mika

Well, of course I did! It was back in 1998 when I started playing European Air War online. A really good ww2 combat flight simulator for these times. I was using the nickname "Kepford" referring to Ira Kepford, an US fighter pilot of WW2. But then I started flying with some guys from Finnland. The Lentolaivue 34 (fighter squadron 34).

We flew Me109 only. The 109E4 in the Battle of Britain campaign, the 109G2 later and finally the 109K4. That was the time when I changed my Internet alter ego from Kepford to "LLv34_Mika".

I still feel close to those great fighter pilots somehow. They were by far the best out there.

But it is strange... thoughts are coming to my mind that this is not what you mean. If you mean that I played SC3 before using another nickname - no! I did not. I played SC2 for many many years again and again and feel quiet comfortable with the basics of the game so I just had to learn the differences from SC2 to SC3. In fact you can believe what you want, I don't care. Usually I would suggest to get yourself a life but if you prefer thinking of some conspiracy and it makes you feel better... well, ok, I can live with that.


I think what Benjamin meant is that a few weeks ago you wore your losing record like a badge of honor. Now you're kicking all kinds of asses.

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/8/2018 12:12:58 PM   
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Yougoslavia joins the axis. I was surprised I did not get the event to coup Yougoslavia. I suppose it is because London has Fallen.

British resist on the Newcastle line with german just arrived at close combat. Scotland is soon to be invaded and Highlanders start to prepare for guerrilla warfare. People of London briefly retook the City before german panzers came back to tell them better.

This turn the Royal Navy did restore a little bit of its honnor by sinking two german vessels.

The Dak and Italians are ready to invade Egypt while Italian navy started to bomb Malta.

I haven't taken notes but Axis got 2 hit recently on Spain (one was higher than 15% if I recall) and Spain is 67% axis. US 57% and SU 64%.

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/8/2018 12:38:59 PM   
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quote:

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April 41

Yougoslavia joins the axis. I was surprised I did not get the event to coup Yougoslavia. I suppose it is because London has Fallen.

British resist on the Newcastle line with german just arrived at close combat. Scotland is soon to be invaded and Highlanders start to prepare for guerrilla warfare. People of London briefly retook the City before german panzers came back to tell them better.

This turn the Royal Navy did restore a little bit of its honnor by sinking two german vessels.

The Dak and Italians are ready to invade Egypt while Italian navy started to bomb Malta.

I haven't taken notes but Axis got 2 hit recently on Spain (one was higher than 15% if I recall) and Spain is 67% axis. US 57% and SU 64%.



when there is an axis unit in London there's a 10% to get an event that gives a boost to Spain-Axis relation, that might have fired. Something like 'Franco impressed at Axis gain in the UK'.

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/8/2018 6:04:54 PM   
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Concerning Yugoslavia:

AFAIK the British can only support the Coup if the Government is still in London. Without London the Balkan joins the Axis. And I like it... they contribute a fair amount of units for such a small and less important country.

And in Spain there was a diplo hit. It was not the impressed Franco that was firing but I have to admit that I still hope for this event. Would be a big big step forward.

Our sea battle starts to get interesting. Yes, two heavy cruisers are sunk and that hurts. Too bad that your carrier survived my attack (str 1 and still floating). At least it will cost you MPPs you don't have to get that ship ready again. And I could sink destroyer no 7. With all my subs still alive the allies will have a very very very hard time to protect the convoy lines. I already wonder what path you choose. Live with it, build destroyers and/or research ASW to hunt with the remaining destroyers, carriers and light cruisers. In any case it will cost you many ressources.

I think this will be a great game. The British are no danger. At least not right now. But the US will join very early and the USSR has a very high mobilization giving them more units and research as in other games.

I may ask one question:
would you try to get some diplo hits on the USSR again? Or again with the UK? I think the early fall of France and the missing MPPs for AA units, fighters, corps,... for UK were the reason why I decided to try it. Not sure if it was worth the effort but we will see.

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/8/2018 6:37:29 PM   
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quote:

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Concerning Yugoslavia:

AFAIK the British can only support the Coup if the Government is still in London. Without London the Balkan joins the Axis. And I like it... they contribute a fair amount of units for such a small and less important country.

And in Spain there was a diplo hit. It was not the impressed Franco that was firing but I have to admit that I still hope for this event. Would be a big big step forward.

Our sea battle starts to get interesting. Yes, two heavy cruisers are sunk and that hurts. Too bad that your carrier survived my attack (str 1 and still floating). At least it will cost you MPPs you don't have to get that ship ready again. And I could sink destroyer no 7. With all my subs still alive the allies will have a very very very hard time to protect the convoy lines. I already wonder what path you choose. Live with it, build destroyers and/or research ASW to hunt with the remaining destroyers, carriers and light cruisers. In any case it will cost you many ressources.

I think this will be a great game. The British are no danger. At least not right now. But the US will join very early and the USSR has a very high mobilization giving them more units and research as in other games.

I may ask one question:
would you try to get some diplo hits on the USSR again? Or again with the UK? I think the early fall of France and the missing MPPs for AA units, fighters, corps,... for UK were the reason why I decided to try it. Not sure if it was worth the effort but we will see.


Did you buy counter USSR diplochits with Germany/Italy?

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/8/2018 10:51:38 PM   
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Well I did this startegy once and it is on my way to be my first victory (currently three finished games ( 2 defeat, one draw). But my opponent did not sealon and is overall not as good as you are. I'm very curious about what will happen next.

Strategy is important but know-how and tactics are the foundation of any strategy and i'm lacking too much in those atm.

I'm a bit disapointed in the damage malta defense produced. I thought AA2 + town AA2 would produce more dommage than this.

Going to play my turn now (but my internet is **** since 10 days, i'm going to call my provider).

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/9/2018 11:52:36 AM   
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Last turn was eventfull.

In the UK, The Newcastle line has been destroyed. For once the German paid the price for it: after an intense airbattle, a para was sent unescorted while I had still one intercept to take the city and lost 7 ou 8 strengh before being put down at my turn. First axis ground troop destroyed of the entire war... I would champaighn if the situation was not that dire.

In Egypt, lost a one more corps and I'm on the retreat.

At sea I lost one more vessel in the german turn.

All in all I am still losing much more mpps than the axis are.

On the diplomatic front... Franco is impressed by the german prowess in England... while I surprisingly (I thought Mika matched my chits but seems not) scored a 15% success in SU to reach... 90%

SU is coming very soon.

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/11/2018 6:41:47 PM   
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The worst thing that could happen really happened. Another diplo hit on the USSR just one turn before I was ready. The USSR had a very high mob but I hoped to have at least one more turn. I was disappointed... giving room the chance to evacuate some of the troops. That will make the Russians even stronger.

The only good thing is that I could sink another battleship and another carrier near Alexandria. The British are broken. Alexandria is mine and I think another HQ there is captured soon.

I really have to think about my further strategy. The British are out of the game but the USA and USSR will be extremely strong very soon. I have to keep the US danger away as long as possible and have to drive back the USSR as fast as possible. Not sure how to do that.

At least Franco should join the Axis forces in short time.

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/11/2018 9:08:29 PM   
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If I want to play under a different name do I need to buy the game again or can I change it another way?

Anybody seen Leadweight? I miss that guy.



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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/12/2018 1:50:05 PM   
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What's the USA mobilization %? What about Spain?

Unit count per country?

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/12/2018 2:19:35 PM   
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US is somewhere below 60% (should change soon... Egypt will fall in the next turn I think)
Spain is around 95% or higher. Had a diplo hit last turn. They should join too. That might change a bit.

My biggest hope is that it will be very very very hard for room to transport his troops to Europe (or Africa or Asia or whatever). The UK is missing so many ships that the Kriegsmarine, the Reggia Marina and the few ships of Spain will be an incredible danger for the US navy.

Will post the unit counts next turn.

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/13/2018 6:48:19 PM   
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First some numbers:

GER prod 15426 and lost 14580 (excluding pillage MPPs)
IT prod 3284 and lost 2244
UK prod 7679 and lost 19273
SU prod 9177 and lost 2450

USA just entred the war!

The game is interesting but my position is largely compromised because prod differential in my favor is pretty low without UK and Egypt ressources. Also I'm still only INF 1 with SU and it s not quite enough.On the bright side. Axis motale is... 115 (both GER and IT)while UK is 52 and SU/US 100.
On the bright side, SU haven't lost much ground yet as German and axis minors were not well positionned to start the invasion (and had some elite troops and the UK but they will come at me now that UK is all conquered.

I ve just got the Persia event... Did I chose to conquer it or leave it be?

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/14/2018 9:07:06 PM   
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Of course you conquer it... what else should you do?

The troops in the UK were missing in the east. Very true. On the other side I can afford a "long" war with Franco joining the axis. Egypt is conquered pretty fast and I'm still doing well. In fact I don't care too much about the USSR. My elite troops will start the real offensive next year. There are still some other tasks to do. And you can be sure: there will be the one or other surprise for you. It is no conventional game so far and I plan to keep it that way.

When the decision to try operation sealion was made it was clear that the US and USSR will join very early. And that means a loooooooong war in the east and the US trying to press hard in the west. I don't want to reveal too much.

But I have to confess that I'm still waiting for a big surprise from your side. My advance in Africa/Middle East was too fast. Where are the units? Did I already destroy them in UK and Egypt or is the big counter attack coming soon?

I only hope that the UK are too weak and took to many losses to be a danger for a very long time. Almost no losses for Germany and for the UK?
3 HQs
7 Corps
5 Armies
18 ships
8 air units

Will take a long long time to rebuild all that AND do some research.




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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/16/2018 6:49:06 PM   
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September 1941

almost no progress in Russia. The Romanian Army is doing well and the Germans destroy the one or other unit but everyone is waiting for the well experienced HQs. The next year will be a big difference. That is clear!

In the desert Syria was conquered and the Iraqi unit guarding Baghdad was reinforced. German troops arrived in time. The government is stable now and it is very unlikely that it will collapse. A few British are still holding some oil fields but they are out of supply and should be no danger at all. Some more might be retreating in the area around Basra.

Every city and every port of GB is conquered. Only one city in Northern Ireland is left. But since there are only two air units there is not much room could do about that. The positions will be conquered too very soon.

I will try to get Finland as ally asap to increase German income even more. Seeing no danger of an invasion coming from GB is a very comfortable situation. I wonder where and when the US will try to put a foot on German/conquered soil.

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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/19/2018 4:31:13 PM   
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Well I hesitated to let persia neutral as a buffer... But that s too experimental for me


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RE: Tourney AAR room vs mika - 4/19/2018 4:37:06 PM   
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Be sure to post a map around December to give an idea of how much head-way the initial Barbarossa ended up having.

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