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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 10/14/2019 10:47:47 AM   
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Finally got through the DAK holdouts

except that danged Ariete unit

True to their colors, they have been
systematically troublesome

Leads me to ask, Who's surrounding who





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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 10/15/2019 5:55:07 AM   
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How is supply level?

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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 10/15/2019 12:14:56 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: StuccoFresco

How is supply level?


The desert seems fruitful despite an arid environment





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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 10/15/2019 2:16:16 PM   
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Looks a bit much.

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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 10/16/2019 11:39:46 AM   
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Making much faster progress now.
Scouts are already in Derna.
Two Indian divisions going to clean up the oases down south.
Benghazi in about 20 turns or less now, I think.





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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 10/17/2019 11:22:42 AM   
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Well, I thought this would be an easy drive around the coastline...

but Panzers keep popping up out of the desert






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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 10/28/2019 5:05:06 PM   
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CW73 now, not much left to do
but sweep up the desert
Forward recon / a few tanks and troops are already in Benghazi
The Oasis down south has a lingering DAK division
but should be able to clean that up in a few more goes





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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 10/29/2019 6:51:54 AM   
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Looks thoroughly done.

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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 10/30/2019 12:37:29 PM   
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Yes, still a little dust up at the Oasis.

Benghazi has a few DAK trying to reclaim that,
and just random units popping up out of the desert it seems.







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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 11/21/2019 4:39:59 PM   
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after CW turn 77
Oasis has been secured,
Benghazi is almost sewn up,
goal now is to get to Abagadi
and all the way around the Gulf of Sidi and secure all point hexes

I had planned to complete the scene by the end of year,
about 44 turns are left so I am on pace ...





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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 11/24/2019 1:23:01 PM   
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Midway thru CW turn 83

Benghazi is secure,
Elmer is putting up a fight around Agadabia

DAK remnants keep popping up out of the desert, too
they slow the roll






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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 11/25/2019 7:13:41 AM   
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That's a big red clump right there.

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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 11/25/2019 12:27:19 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: StuccoFresco

That's a big red clump right there.


LoL Yes, I keep them spread out so
I can shift them around to follow the Rat Patrol

I rotate them to keep the best supply in front.
Right now, the 2nd New Zealanders and the French are in back
getting supply back up

They go to front after Agadabia is cleaned up.
Will probably take two more turns to clean out Agadabia






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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 11/26/2019 10:58:40 PM   
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@CW turn 91: the end draws near.

51st Infantry has turned the corner
and is on its way to the western edge of the map

still some DAK holdouts in the badlands around Agadabia,
having to find foot soldiers or dismounts
to clean them out





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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 11/27/2019 3:38:40 PM   
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@CW turn 100:

Reached the westernmost point hex ...
but there is still 1 one-point hex somewhere

will have to find that and occupy if I can for total victory
Elmer still has some DAK holdouts along the coast,

trying to clean that up
and will try to bomb out the German air that is on the north edge of the map

I think that is Crete? not sure. ...







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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 11/27/2019 5:55:31 PM   
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@ CW turn 116 now.

All German forces that were on the African continent
have been destroyed, and apparently they
cannot reconstitute there,
due to my control of so many hexes around the reconstitution point

Germans seem to be appearing now in Crete,
but Crete is inaccessible to me,
and there seems to be no way for Elmer to ship forces from there
to Africa

I started to try bombing runs against off-map German airfields and Crete,
but I took too many losses. So now, I am just cycling through the moves
to get to the victory screen. Crete is shown here ... with the Germans that are there ...






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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 11/27/2019 6:37:47 PM   
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The scene ended at beginning of CW turn 126 ...
victory screen and major losses shown below

This is (to me) a pretty entertaining scene,
would be of course harder against a human opponent.

But Elmer (set to "cheat mode +2")
put up a pretty good fight for about 50 / 60 moves.

But, once I attained the solid initiative, around turn 70 I think,
it was not too difficult to push him off the map.

I would say it is a medium level scene, a good learning scene,
good for practicing escarpment attack / defense,
and your mobile desert warfare.

Thanks for reading!






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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 12/3/2019 5:56:56 AM   
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What do you mean by enscarpment attack/defense?

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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 12/3/2019 12:54:57 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: StuccoFresco

What do you mean by enscarpment attack/defense?


Escarpments (there are two types, I think, a "minor" and a "major" escarpment)
they provide certain benefits to defenders
and benefits for artillery that "looks down" on any enemies on the "other" side
i.e., you want to defend from the "top" of the escarpment (or "behind" it, as I think of it)
and you want to position your artillery to shoot "down" from the top of the escarpment
onto any folks that are parked "down wind" there ...

ok, well, I tried to upload the "TOAW Reference Chart" but could not, is linked in next post.
Here is a picture about escarpment:
It shows a "major" escarpment (which the attacker cannot cross, anyway)
but the principles are the same for "minor" escarpments (which the attacker CAN cross,
but at a serious disadvantage against an "escarped" defender)
The CfNA maps are CRAWLING with escarpments ... so you have to choose your
attacks / defenses with care. Using these terrain effects makes a lot of difference in these desert scenes.







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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 12/3/2019 2:00:28 PM   
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Here is a link to the "TOAW Reference Chart"
it is a 2 page pdf file that will open in a new window
you can also download it from there

It shows terrain effects etc. in a handy reference style

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wtkQAr5_mFKL6HScshPMpbDhvW8oo8ZJ

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RE: Campaign for N. Africa N41-43 Hellen v. PO - 12/3/2019 2:35:42 PM   
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Ah, understood.

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