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Wargammer of the Year Attempt #1 - 6/5/2018 10:33:23 AM   
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There's a spot SW of Moscow that I'm worried about. The units were in a low supply area to begin with and weren't exactly at the tippy top of the health meter and now with the no-supply situation they are starting to turn red and further attacks by the Soviets might cause an even more embarrassing situation. I expect a breakthrough here in the next turn or two. And the Soviet Winter Offensive hasn't even started yet.




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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/5/2018 10:37:29 AM   
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This is the kind of thing that's happening to my supply all up and down the front lines. This is no way to run a war. I'm wondering how long it's going to be before the supply net is back up and running.




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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/5/2018 1:44:18 PM   
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This is the saved game file for the Axis turn 34. Just unzip it and load it as a saved game. You can check out the condition of everybody and where everything is and the dialogs like inventory and OOB and maybe move some units around and do some attacking and so on. Maybe take if from here on to see if you can salvage the damage I've done to everything already. Enjoy.

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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/5/2018 5:06:46 PM   
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I've found an LCU that is missing over 100 troops from it's inventory and I'm thinking that's a symptum of the fact that I'm running low on them in the on-hand numbers. I see from the inventory that the number of assigned HRS's is 28K and decreading. I'm thinking I should go to a no-events policy to conserve the troops. The units are just about as weak as I want them to get.




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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/6/2018 3:57:47 PM   
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The Soviets had big ideas about breaking through and running around in my backfield but I think I've contained it and now I just need to restore the front lines. This kind of thing is going on up and down the front linss. There's at least one breakthrough each turn. I'm straining to contain them and the front lines are just on the verge of collapse. I could use a lot more people.




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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/6/2018 4:31:11 PM   
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Here's how hard the Soviets attacked me on their T34. It's T35 now for me and I'm still on a no-events policy and I lost my first unit last turn....a recon unit that got trapped behind enemy lines. I gotta quit pushing my recon units out so far.




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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/7/2018 4:07:59 AM   
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Here's the T36 front lines before I have moved anybody.



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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/7/2018 6:29:56 PM   
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I thought maybe I could get more speed during the Soviet turn if I turned off all the graphical panels, etc. So I clicked on the white triangle in the upper left and used the pop-up bar to turn off everybody except the status bar, at the bottom of the screen. And then I started up the Soviets again and wow....it really cooks when there's nothing on your screen. Then it became my T39 so I thought I'd check out the losses in HRS's and they aren't too bad. I wasn't planning on doing any attacking from now to the end of the SWO unless I have an ememgency or something important to do. I'm expecting the Soviets to use a lot of three-dot attacks during the SWO and I expect a lot of them to evaporate so maybe we'll come out the other side in better shape relative to the Soviets because they will have lost so many troops and so much equipment. I need to get Leningrad by the end of the year and I'd like to make a bit more progress toward Moscow and the front lines need to be straightened out down south, take out the gaps and push up to the river everywhere. But for all this to happen I need the supply levels to return to sanity because there's still a lot of the front lines that has no supply at all still. I'm not sure I can operate with no supply at all....I'm pretty sure I can't.




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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/7/2018 6:41:19 PM   
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I was wondering how the tanks were doing and I'm alarmed to find that I'm running out of some and I'm not making them fast enough to keep up with losses. I need to move the Panzers to the reserve for the area where they are now. I'll have to split the regiments into pieces to give enough units to physically have a solid front line from Leningrad to Stalino which is the goal.




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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/7/2018 6:56:10 PM   
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Here's the losses in the way of aircraft and down at the bottom of the list is some squads broken out by nation and it looks like the Hungarians haven't lost very much stuff yet and taht's a good thing. I've annotated the list on the left for me as I review this in the future but I'll let you guys in on the secret too.




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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/7/2018 7:07:24 PM   
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I finally got my RR arty up to the front lines and I can begin the attacks seriously now. My units are rested and ready they just need some prepatory arty treatment of the target hex for a couple of rounds, depending on how much supply the arty tubes use up. I don't want to let them get below about 50% or so because I'm going to use them for defense during the Soviet turn.




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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/7/2018 7:25:31 PM   
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I found an SS unit that had heavy losses last turn and now this turn it doesn't have any trucks at all and it's still in reorg so it's not going anywhere soon. I need to let it rest where it's not in an enemy ZOC and it'll fatten up faster. I need it fatter because it's a far drive to get to Murmansk and that's where his group is headed.




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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/7/2018 8:28:00 PM   
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My morale officer found a good YouTube video that he wanted to share with the troops and I saw the timestamp on this video and asked him to wait about 70 years pretty please.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_GFN3a0yj0




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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/7/2018 8:31:25 PM   
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I did a save game and then zipped up the file and attached it here below. You can download it and unzip it and load it as a saved game and look at all the reports and the dialogs and move the units around maybe. Or take it from here on your own.



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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/7/2018 9:50:59 PM   
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Here's an element of the 10th Panzer Division who were acting as taxi's giving a ride to a squad from the 206th Infantry Division as they ride on the top's of the tanks. They have just arrived at the assembly point so the tanks have stopped to discharge their cargo's and then continue on to the fuel depot to top off their tanks just before leaping into the frey.




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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/8/2018 12:25:53 PM   
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Here's the T40 front lines before I have moved anybody.




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RE: WotY Attempt #1 - 6/8/2018 12:46:30 PM   
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Here's a typical section of the front lines currently and this is the story about supply all up and down the front lines....it's okay around the rails feeding the area but away from the rail it's not adequate (at the fringes) and operations are going to have to halt to allow the supply to improve a little bit. Most of the progress is being made in the south anyway.




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Wargammer of the Year Attempt #1 - 6/8/2018 12:55:56 PM   
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Here's the northern front lines currently showing that I'm still hot on the trail of getting the port of Leningrad. I have repaired the rails up to the front lines up there and have brought in all the RR arty and I've got them bombarding every turn contingent on ammo. I'd like to keep a 50% supply level in the RR arty because I'm using them for defense during the Soviet turn. The idea is to decimate the Soviet stacks between me and the city.




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RE: Wargammer of the Year Attempt #1 - 6/8/2018 5:05:22 PM   
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I clicked on the show-me-the-weather button and I wasn't surprised to find all kinds of raining and snowing and really awful weather out there. Well, those pilots knew what they were getting into when they signed up. I'm wondering if I should just stand down the flyboys for all the good they might do out there.




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RE: Wargammer of the Year Attempt #1 - 6/9/2018 12:50:37 PM   
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The RR arty is making a difference. I've liquidated a large stack of Soviet units and I'm just about to gain the hex and take on another stack.




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Wargammer of the Year Attempt #1 - 6/9/2018 1:11:35 PM   
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The supply levels are slowly getting better especially in the north where the rails are already at the front lines in some places. The Soviet Winter Offensive is going to start around T49 or so and I'm not quite ready for it yet. The Soviet shock is going to go up to 120 for 10 turns and my shock is going to drop to 90 and the Soviets are going to go berserk for about 10 turns. I have to limit my attacks during the month of November because I need the units to be full of supply and health so they will stand their positions like I need them to. Everybody is going on three-dots and I'm going to put the bombers on CS only and the fighters have been on three-dots from the beginning and I would put the bombers on three-dots too but I'm running low of bombers. This is the wrong time to be running out of bombers.




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RE: Wargammer of the Year Attempt #1 - 6/9/2018 1:19:18 PM   
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Here's what the Crimea looks like now. I'm not sure I'm going to make the Dec. 4 deadline for capturing Sevastopol but I'll give it a try. Those Bulgarians would be really handy on the front lines.




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RE: Wargammer of the Year Attempt #1 - 6/9/2018 2:15:16 PM   
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Here's a spot in the front lines that I've been working on for a while now and there's a Mexican standoff going on currently. I have high hopes that I can kill the small group in the pocket I've formed and then maybe I can blast a hole and straighten up the front lines better.




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RE: Wargammer of the Year Attempt #1 - 6/11/2018 2:22:34 AM   
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Here's the northern front lines currently. I've scheduled some attacks to try to get closer to the port at Leningrad and I've got the RR arty backing up the attack. I can't seem to get the ships close enough to the coast near the attack so I guess I need to take some ferry engineers to get out to the island blocking the ships and captuare the place. If possible.




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RE: Wargammer of the Year Attempt #1 - 6/11/2018 3:52:14 AM   
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Those folks way down south are still hurting for supply and I can't move or shoot them lest they turn red. As long as they are green I can move and shoot them but without supply they would soon be in trouble with their supply level and I'd rather save them for an emergency. The SWO is about to start and I'm not nearly ready for it. I've sections of the front line to straighten out and gaps I need to man and weak spots that I need to fix. There's always something to do each turn. The front lines are dynamic and constantly moving, attacking, digging in, defending, all of which costs supply and there's not a lot of that around where the front lines have ended up currently. I may have to pull back DURING the SWO and I hope not. Pestilence effects are in operating since this is the middle of November, three cold fronts in a row and the ground should freeze soon and the Axis supply net will be restored...that's the theory.




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RE: Wargammer of the Year Attempt #1 - 6/11/2018 5:46:49 AM   
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Here's the zoomed out view of the front lines and I see a straight line except for the lower-middle where there's a bulge in the lines. The supply levels are low in there and progress is slow. I've got RR engineers working toward that area and there should be some improvement as time passes, perhaps after the SWO which starts soon.




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RE: Wargammer of the Year Attempt #1 - 6/11/2018 5:55:32 AM   
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Here's a closer zoom of that bulge and you can detect the mopping up that's going on and that after that's concluded the units will be free to venture to the east and close the gap between the proper front lines and I can make the bulge go away. It appears that I need to relocate one or more of my RR engineers because they seem to be working the same area.




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RE: Wargammer of the Year Attempt #1 - 6/11/2018 5:59:52 AM   
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I tried to enlarge it a tiny bit but it's still hard to see the little supply bubbles and how much is in each of them but I would describe it as insufficient everywhere and no supply at all in a lot of the fringes. Operations have got to halt in this area for a while.




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RE: Wargammer of the Year Attempt #1 - 6/11/2018 3:21:47 PM   
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The Soviets just now got two turns in a row and there's been several breakthroughs and lots of cherry red Axis units now. Here's the number of attacks that there were. I'm wondering if the SWO has already started or somethlng. Ths Soviets were attacking so hard that lots of Soviet units evaporated. Elmer is having very high losses.




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RE: Wargammer of the Year Attempt #1 - 6/11/2018 4:11:16 PM   
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Here's the T43 front lines before I have moved anybody.




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