Jim D Burns
From: Salida, CA.
16 June 1944
19 oil hits and 1 bomber lost this turn.
With three hexes now in German hands around the city, Moscow looks poised to fall. I sent ever bomber in range to hammer the strongest panzer unit, but it just wasn't enough to allow a decent counter-attack to drive him back.
In France, Paris is not a supply source, which means there is simply not enough supply stockpile available to allow an allied build up. So I'm surrendering to cheese and will have to knock out Spain to allow a rail link from the supply source in Portugal to feed the invasion. I will lose a few turns as I re-position for the attack.
This is a serious weak point in the games design, the allies simply must be able to build a large enough force on the continent to face down the Germans, and that is simply not possible under the current design.
There are just 29 port levels along the north and west coast of France. That's 580 stockpile, but 21 points are between 11-20 hexes, which means only 315 is available from those ports. So full stockpiles of 160 + 315 = 475 available in France. My current army consumes 466 points, so it cannot grow any larger.
My current force:
6 US infantry corps..........216
3 British infantry corps.....90
2 Armored corps..............84
This is opposed by about 40 German land units in Western Europe, another 15 or so in Italy and countless Italians.