From: Columbia, MD. USA
Allied Turn August 25, 1940
Previous Axis Turn:
Clear in England. Clear in Europe.
Bombers attack the Polish Corps in Portsmouth, with AA fire damaging a Maritime Bomber and 2 Medium Bombers.
3 sets of German paratroopers land, and finish off the defending Corps without taking any damage.
A German Panzer is then deployed into the city.
Rosevelt condemns the German landing in England (+13%).
Stalin is yet to be concerned.*
Clear in England. Clear in Europe.
7th Armour is deployed at Manchester.
Parliment agrees to the USA proposal to swap Carribean bases for Destroyers.**
Top secret emergency plans are made to move the government if the worst should happen.
British Naval command, operating on intelligence from MI6 (which was itself provided by O.S.S.), orders HMS Glorious to strike Scharnhorst in Calais.
Land based Spitfires escort the SWordfish and are intercepted by German Me109s. This time the English come out ahead in the battle:
UK FTR 1 dmg, Glorious Air Wing 1 dmg, GE FTR 3 dmg, Scharnhorst 3 dmg.
HMS Parthian then manages to get close enough to do a further 1 dmg to Scharnhorst before moving near the Isle of Wight.
HMS Salmon joins HMS Parthain and the 2 subs blockade Portsmouth. U-47 is spotted north of Cherbourg.
Another brutal air battle occurs over Portsmouth. This time the Spitfires are escorting Sterling heavy bombers, and run into another air group of Me109s:
UK FTR 3 dmg, UK Hvy Bmbr 2 dmg, GE FTR 4 dmg, Portsmouth 2 dmg (reduced to a 1).
The Sterlings fly another raid, unescorted and encounter a 3rd group of German Fighters. Both take 1 point of damage and Portsmouth is reduced to 0.
The FNFL Triomphant joins the Free French under British command.
Free French and UK forces raid Dakar in operation Menance, but fail in their objective to capture the gold reserves. Tunisia protests the attack.
*The USSR script didn't fire. Oddly the USSR script says 1-2 units within 1-2 hexes of ...
Does that mean it may/may not fire with only 1 unit within the range?
**I may or may not get them all (or maybe after they will show up later if the Isles are liberated?), but at the least it was a 2% morale increase
and the USA can pretty much send the MPP back via Lend Lease.
Did better than I expected. A bit of luck and a bit of a rest for my pilots goes a pretty long way.
Now I just badly need the famous English weather to show up. If there is another Fall/Winter/Spring of the Luftwaffe flying nearly unhindered the English goose won't be cooked, it will be microwaved dinner'ed.
Yugoslavia 38% Axis
Spain 25% Axis
Netherlands 44% Allied
UK 95% Morale
USA 100% Morale
USSR 100% Morale
IT 100% Morale
GE 107% Morale
UK 1,472 MPP in combat losses
USA 0 MPP in combat losses
USSR 0 MPP in combat losses
FR 5,551 MPP in combat losses
GE 3,691 MPP in combat losses
IT 0 MPP in combat losses
UK 144 MPP lost to Subs/Raiders
USSR 0 MPP lost to Subs/Raiders
GE 231 MPP lost to Subs/Raiders
GE 1 MPP lost to Strategic Bombing (35 Allied damage to bombers)
IT 0 MPP lost to Strategic Bombing
UK 2,942 MPP on Units, 1,025 MPP on Diplomacy, 400 MPP on Tech
USA 0 MPP on Units, 0 MPP on Diplomacy, 1,225 MPP on Tech
USSR 0 MPP on Units, 0 MPP on Diplomacy, 600 MPP on Tech
FR 1,114 MPP on Units, 150 MPP on Diplomacy, 0 MPP on Tech
GE 3,025 MPP on Units, 975 MPP on Diplomacy, 1,425 MPP on Tech
IT 371 MPP on Units, 275 MPP on Diplomacy, 625 MPP on Tech
UK Income: 278 MPP
US Income: 212 MPP (excluding Lend Lease)
USSR Income: 75 MPP (excluding Lend Lease)
GE Income: 460 MPP (estimate)
IT Income: 107 MPP
Total Allied Income: 565 MPP
Total Axis Income: ~ 567 MPP (estimate)
*Note excluding DE costs from Allied Income listed above.
GE 38 Land Units, 10 Air Units, 11 Naval Units
IT 17 Land Units, 3 Air Units, 11 Naval Units
UK 22 Land Units, 5 Air Units, 29 Naval Units
USA 3 Land Units, 1 Air Units, 1 Naval Units
USSR 26 Land Units, 1 Air Units, 3 Naval Units
Sorry, I forgot to take a picture.
There is a Panzer in Plymouth and 3 Paras around it (1 to the NW, 1 to NE, and 1 to SE)
2 UK subs are blockading the port (which should drop from level 2 to level 1), and the city of Plymouth itself is at level 0 at the end of my turn.
There is also a GE Sub north Cherbourg, 3 GE FTRs south of Normandy, and Scharnhorst (str 6) in Calais.
A UK Corps in Bristol and London, a UK GAR in Oxford, Dover and NW of London.
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