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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/16/2019 8:52:21 PM   
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The Southern area

In this area, once again I need to continue to build a line to contain the WP advance, especially near Frankfurt. Worse luck, V Corps is reorganizing, so this limits my ability to check the advance and in some cases to get units out of trouble.

I’m going to move French, Belgian and Canadian units into the area NE of Frankfurt. I will also be tweaking the loss tolerance of the units in the defence line at the moment.

I’m happy with my positioning around Nurnberg and farther South near Munich, so other than some minor moves, I will entrench a little more.

There is not that much information about the air war. I’m really not sure how I’m doing in this important area. Based on the air report, it seems like the AS battle is now a toss up. I want to keep going after the WP air force. So, my rockets will continue to hit the air fields.




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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/17/2019 9:44:46 AM   
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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/19/2019 1:11:36 PM   
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I had a pretty successful day.




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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/19/2019 1:37:01 PM   
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Back to back moves! Awesome.




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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/19/2019 1:37:46 PM   
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The daily look at the Canadians. They are reorganizing today, not sure why




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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/19/2019 5:15:29 PM   
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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/19/2019 6:43:26 PM   
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A look at the South

The main WP push here is in NE of Frankfurt, with another one near Nurnberg. In both cases, I think my defences are in pretty good shape.

There are a couple of places that I can do some damage to the WP forces. In the northern red ellipse, I can surround and maybe destroy the Tank Regiment (TR).

In the southern red ellipse, I may be able to get my recce Bn back to my lines. This area is a weak spot in the WP push. If I open a hole here, the WP may have to stop a advance to plug this hole – which threatens their air fields and to turn their line.

In the South, East of Munich, I will entrench some more and hold on. The WP forces there are not in great health and I think I have enough forces to hold them.

My air force is in pretty good shape. I want my planes conducting airfield attacks, air superiority and interdiction missions. My AH will focus on combat support.




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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/20/2019 5:10:43 PM   
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Back to back moves for the WP this time. Damn, that hurt...




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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/20/2019 5:11:09 PM   
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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/20/2019 5:24:23 PM   
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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/20/2019 8:26:06 PM   
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Looks like your holding the west together at the moment, How is British I Corps doing ?

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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/20/2019 8:45:14 PM   
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Ian,

I'm working hard to hold off the hordes from the Warsaw Pact.

Here is a look at 1 UK Corps at the moment.




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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/20/2019 9:04:39 PM   
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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/20/2019 9:05:04 PM   
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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/20/2019 9:05:29 PM   
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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/21/2019 10:22:23 PM   
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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/21/2019 10:44:37 PM   
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Do you have your Air Assistant turned on? Turn that bad boy off
and maybe it'll quit doing that. I've heard this happen to somebody
else and it was his A.A. was turned on.

Also, every time there's an interdiction by the enemy and some of your fighters will rise to fight, those that flew usually go to a "rest" state and they must be reset to AS manually for each interdiction that happens in which some of your planes fly. I asked about this "feature" myself in the past and I don't remember what the answer was but it made sense at the time. I'd like to be able to retreive that answer because I can't think of a good reason for the game engine to do that.


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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/22/2019 9:38:16 AM   
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Larry,

This is the first time I have had any issues with the air assistant. I have turned it off and we will see what happens. Thanks for the suggestion.

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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/22/2019 9:38:38 AM   
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My turn to get back to back moves. The situation has, obviously, not changed much from the end of my last turn. So, I’m going to continue with the approach from June 25th – tweak and dig in. There will be some minor attacks...

The supply situation remains good for the vast majority of my units – except for those unsupplied in Berlin and in the Western half of Denmark. Also, the shock levels are balancing out.

Reforger is continuing to work as planned, with another division arriving this morning. I’m using the Reforger units to form a large reserve that I will be using in a little bit to launch a counter attack.

I opened up my air planning tab and all the planes are at rest. I’ve switched the air assistant off and will see if this helps. For the most part, I will be using my planes for Air Superiority and Interdiction missions, although I will conduct a couple of airfield attacks. My AH will conduct combat support missions.

As for my attacks, I will conduct a few more in Denmark where both sides are unsupplied. Also, there are some bridging units in the South that would be nice to take out. Finally, near Munich there are a couple of Czech TRs that I would like to hit.




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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/22/2019 9:43:05 AM   
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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/23/2019 9:10:13 PM   
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Thanks for the update Mike shame the desert rats got zapped although I never served in the 7th Armd mostly supported the 11th and 20th Brigades
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Ian,

I'm working hard to hold off the hordes from the Warsaw Pact.

Here is a look at 1 UK Corps at the moment.






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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/23/2019 11:01:56 PM   
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Ian,

One of my best buds spent time in the late 80s as an exchange officer with the BAOR. I do not remember which unit.

I'm thinking that the Brits will play a key role in this battle.

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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/23/2019 11:02:35 PM   
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No back to back moves this time. On the 26th, I launched about 10 attacks and the WP launched around the same.

I think my Interdiction missions were pretty successful as well. At least it looked like I was getting lots of attacks in.

Overall, the WP seems to have lots of units, but they have not really broken through anywhere. There are a couple of gaps growing in the WP advance.

The first is near Frankfurt. There is a small chance that I could isolate the forces leading the assault. Further South there is another gap between the push on Nurnberg and Munich. Not much I can do in this area at the moment.

III Corps has now got the better part of three divisions in Germany. Most of them are NW of Frankfurt. Right now, I want to hold them out of the battle. If they were a little closer to the first gap they would be going through it. But, for the moment, they will remain in reserve.

The air battle continues. I think that I’m slowly winning air superiority. I will try to monitor each battle to see what the WP air force is up to and how effective it is.

The battles for Iceland and Norway have commenced. It will be interesting to see how this affects the battle in Germany.




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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/24/2019 9:53:14 AM   
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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/24/2019 9:53:47 AM   
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The North Germany Plain...




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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/24/2019 9:54:35 AM   
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A chance to hit back.

The 8th Guards Army continues to push SW towards Frankfurt, with the 1st Guards Tank Army to its Left (South). A gap between them and the 3rd GDR Army to the North has been getting bigger. The area in red is mainly HQ and artillery units.

I’m really tempted to launch a counter attack in this area. I could use some of my airborne units to grab the area behind the main push, reducing the flow of supplies and preventing an easy retreat option.

I could then attack the lead elements from all sides. If done right, the WP would either have to pull forces from farther South to try and release the pressure, bring their Berlin reinforcements here or hope that the units hold on.

If I was successful, this would set the conditions for a counter attack by III Corps that could go North or South to roll up the WP line. III Corps could also go East towards Berlin.

I’m going to think on this one...




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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/24/2019 11:57:09 PM   
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This is an interesting area. There are some really good opportunities to hit back against the WP advance.

The main WP push seem to be North of Nurnberg along the red line. The 8th Guards Army and the 1st Gds Tk Army are pushing hard to get West. Both Armies have lots of units that are worn out, but they have enough units in the green that they can still do a lot of damage.

South of Nurnberg, the elements of two Czech Armies are having trouble maintaining a good line. A gap to the East of Nurnberg continues to exist. Then there is another hole for about 80K before the Czech units pushing on Munich. This group is now unsupplied – according to my Int guys.

They are also in a difficult position with a neutral Austria to their South and the Danube river to the East. I would love to trap and destroy them.

To the East, in the area around Prague some more reinforcements are enroute. I think that they will head towards Nurnberg, but they could head South as well.

I do not have the forces to take advantage of the gap to the East of Nurnberg, which is too bad. However, I do have enough forces in place to do damage to the Czech units in the South, so I will concentrate my attacks in that area today.

Elsewhere in this sector I will tweak and entrench my defence




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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/25/2019 12:03:41 AM   
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Back to this opportunity.

All day I have been thinking of this battle. I considered having my front line units switch their loss tolerance to minimize losses. Then when attacked they would hopefully pull back and make this hole even bigger.

However, in the end III Corps is not quite ready to exploit this opening. If I attack now, I run into the chance that the WP caps my attack. Also, I think that time is on my side at the moment. The WP supply situation is likely deteriorating and mine is getting a little better.

So, I will attack towards the stack topped by the 1-1 unit. Most of the units in this stack are in the red and I want to encourage them to use their supplies up.

Meanwhile, I will move III Corps into position to exploit this gap, if it remains a gap, over the next couple of days.




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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/25/2019 12:20:22 AM   
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RE: Red Thunder II 1988 - NATO - 1/25/2019 9:26:31 AM   
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I started tracking the WP air units conducting combat support missions.




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