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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 1/27/2020 8:40:53 PM   
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@beginning of CW turn 81
Shew! This is about 1/3 way through the scene.
(approx. 162 moves remaining per the briefing notes)

Germans retake Bardia, whittling down the CW victory to "marginal" now.
Will probably retake Tobruk, too.

The New Zealanders have their work cut out!

Screen below sure looks familiar ...
there's El Hamra, Sofafi, Sidi Barani .... looks like turn 1 - 5 all over again!

Need me a whole bunch more of those new Crusade I tanks,
they started building a few moves ago.

Totals of major losses shown, too .... lost a lot of trucks.
And a whole bunch of machine guns (and rifles)
Sand not good for trucks (neither are Germans!!)





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 1/31/2020 11:10:22 PM   
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@turn CW84:

NZ RR construction crews look nervously around:
maybe they not be protected as good as thought?

Germans / Italians are encroching heavily into Egypt now ....
Can the NZs hold? or will they fall back? Maybe they counter-attack soon? We shall see!






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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 1/31/2020 11:18:54 PM   
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@CW 88...here we see many Germans / Italians on the march into Egypt,
but I am not too concerned, b/c I can tell they are way low on supply,
and also many reinforcements for me are gathering near Cairo.

Only a few more turns before a major Brit division activates (I forget their designation)
but they will be thrown into the line at first opportunity.
The CW fleet abides.





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 2/12/2020 10:50:19 PM   
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@cw 93 now,

7th Armored is hanging onto the Panzer's shirt tails,
dragging them while the 5th Indians race to keep abreast.

2nd NZ and 9th Aus. hold the Italians in check.
Fleet is out of range, saving up ammo for the big fights to come.






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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 2/13/2020 6:58:19 AM   
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With the retreat of the 5th Indian and 7th Armored, the southern flank of the 2nd New Zealanders is left open if the 15th or 21st Panzerdivision decide to swing north.

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 2/14/2020 6:32:23 PM   
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quote:

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With the retreat of the 5th Indian and 7th Armored, the southern flank of the 2nd New Zealanders is left open if the 15th or 21st Panzerdivision decide to swing north.


NOT retreating, EnGaginG!

Panzers have swung North, 7th Armored and 5th Indian engage ....

Another move has cycled, Panzers are on the march ....

Can the Commonwealth hold long enough, for Cairo?

Still waiting for Brits there to finish their tea, XIII Corps says, "Come ON, Chaps, GEAR UP!"

<sigh> I really need that Brit division to activate .... not sure how much longer I can wait for them, they are really taking too much time w/ their tea ... next move maybe will give me more information about them. They taking too much time w/ girls in Cairo, I think LoL


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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 2/16/2020 1:51:17 PM   
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CW95:

same area, w/ units.
7th AD and 5th Indian are fighting the Germans
practically hand-to-hand. Quite the dust up.

1st South African Infantry forward HQ
has decided to see if he wants them around here,
or maybe out in the desert somewhere.

South Africans bring much needed relief.
Crusader II tanks have started building, too,
so there's that.

Still a draw!





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 3/1/2020 9:07:43 PM   
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@beginning of CW turn 104
approx. turns remaining: 139

Well, my CW units are getting pushed back onto the coast there,
and my lookout on Hill 871 got a brief glimpse
of a unit or two working their way along that Qatara Depression.

The 2nd South Africans are there at El Alamein,
a few more Indians and Aussies will reconstitute soon,
but I got practically no reinforcements this turn.

I guess I'll have to do some more "advancing to the rear"
under cover of the fleet,
before all those chaps around Mersa Matruh get wiped out.

Still holding a draw, though (for now!)





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 3/6/2020 4:29:16 PM   
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@beginning of CW turn 109
I finally worked up the courage to watch the replay
(I usually don't, to keep the feel of "mysterious adventure in the desert")

but Oh, Lawd, they coming ....
there were about 1000 or more "hidden" moves that sailed by,
so the Germans are on the march.

Starting to look a bit dicey for the Brits and associates.
New Zealanders are fighting for their lives!





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 3/6/2020 4:36:55 PM   
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Axis Convoy Level = C(19)+8=27

Not sure what that means, but it can't be good!

I failed College Algebra twice, they finally let me substitute a Grad level Logic course, just so I could graduate.
Not helping here. :) LoL





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 3/6/2020 6:51:57 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Hellen_slith

@beginning of CW turn 109
I finally worked up the courage to watch the replay
(I usually don't, to keep the feel of "mysterious adventure in the desert")

but Oh, Lawd, they coming ....
there were about 1000 or more "hidden" moves that sailed by,
so the Germans are on the march.

Starting to look a bit dicey for the Brits and associates.
New Zealanders are fighting for their lives!





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 3/6/2020 7:23:40 PM   
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Nope, not yet! Maybe when he gets to Cairo!
We're just playing this one for fun,
so, hopefully, no firing squads!

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 3/13/2020 8:04:48 PM   
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@ beginning of CW turn 116 (Oct. 25, 1941)

noticed the Theater Option for CW, had to read about that ....
unsure what good it will do me right now, so I guess I will elect to delay the respite.

Rommel is pushing toward El Alamein, 70th / 4th / and 8th are there to defend.
Hope 4th can hold the ridges and escarpments, lots of defensive terrain around there.
Pretty weak down south. Need some more reinforcements along those escarpments above the Qatari Depression.
Lookouts on Hill 758.

Still a draw! Almost halfway through this monster...
Well played, General!





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 3/16/2020 4:33:55 PM   
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@CW turn 121, so many questions....maybe we "broke" the scene with such unconventional play?
or maybe we are not taking advantage of all the quirks that are built in?

At any rate, much fun to play, some questions:
What means the changing Axis Convoy levels?
Now it is @ "D (23)" ... maybe part of the Desert Fox rule?

Also, there is now mention of the "Raid on Rommel" ....
maybe I (as CW) have lost that opportunity, but the notes do not seem to explain much about that.

Is that an historical event that I should have strived toward in this game?
Anyway, things seem to be heating up around El Alamein,
Axis seems to be trying to swing around the Alam Halfa ridge,
I am bring up more reinforcements from Cairo now, but kind of winging it at this point,
not being sure if the General is going to stab at El Alamein or swing 'round to Egypt / Alexandria / Cairo
and leave El Alamein to starve. Interesting game! Definitely "strange adventure" now!
We seem to be reaching another critical point ....
I think he is swing around the Halfa Ridge, not sure that, or heading for Cairo etc.





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 3/17/2020 8:33:15 AM   
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Situation is tense.

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 3/19/2020 5:55:51 PM   
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@cw 122 or so, Raid on Rommel seems to have been game / AI controlled via dice roll....

It failed for me (RATS!!). Back to the drawing board!!

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 3/27/2020 3:46:12 PM   
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@CW turn 130

Brits are on the march again, you can see where they've left their trenches and pushed the Axis back a few hexes.

Need the 1st Armored to roll out, but still three or so turns before they activate.





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 3/31/2020 4:52:53 PM   
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@CW 133 British 1st Armored rolls out.

CW recaptures Mersa Matruh

Axis appears to be in retreat





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 4/14/2020 8:59:29 AM   
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That's a full reversal of the situation.

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 4/16/2020 7:26:48 PM   
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Yes, but, seems like during the last few moves, the General has reversed things again ... British 1st AD has been encircled, not much prayer for them. Many Allied troops are now facing disaster. Seems like he led me on into the desert, and into the Qatar Depression, and then Rommel pounced.

Much gnashing of teeth here on my part ... awaiting his next move. Back to Cairo!

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 5/1/2020 1:44:18 PM   
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@CW turn 154 (March 7, 1942)

although the situation briefing says this is still a draw,
looks like the Germans are winning.

Commonwealth has been driven back to El Alamein once again
Axis convoy level has changed once again (is now "B(16)")
that has changed in the last three months (game time) from
A(12) to C(19) and now to B(16).
Not sure if that's bad or good, but ...

We're now about 2/3 of the way toward completing this monster
(approx. 90 moves remaining)






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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 5/1/2020 2:00:48 PM   
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Those airfields are asking to be raided by a flanking force...

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 5/1/2020 2:21:42 PM   
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What a nail bier! Sure seems like a fun scenario.

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 5/1/2020 2:22:00 PM   
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Sorry, *biter.

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 5/1/2020 3:37:16 PM   
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quote:

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Those airfields are asking to be raided by a flanking force...


Don't give him any ideas!! LoL.

Yes, all of the CfNA scenarios by Bob Cross are a lot of fun, the thing I like about them is that you don't get into a whole lot of "trench" warfare, there is lots of room for maneuver and even though the map is huge and the sceneario is so many moves, there is not an overwhelming amount of units. Pretty straight-forward scene and really captures the "feel" of the old SPI game (I forget the name) about North Africa. This is one that I've played since AcOW days, still no good at it, but it just lots of fun.

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 5/5/2020 11:55:45 AM   
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quote:

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Yes, all of the CfNA scenarios by Bob Cross are a lot of fun, the thing I like about them is that you don't get into a whole lot of "trench" warfare, there is lots of room for maneuver and even though the map is huge and the sceneario is so many moves, there is not an overwhelming amount of units. Pretty straight-forward scene and really captures the "feel" of the old SPI game (I forget the name) about North Africa. This is one that I've played since AcOW days, still no good at it, but it just lots of fun.


I only played one of them once, there were so many reconstituting units that we ended up being able to form a north to south line in pure WW1 style. At that point we called it a day and declared an armistice.

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 5/6/2020 4:47:26 PM   
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@Commonwealth turn 158 (March 21, 1942)

Disaster! El Alamein is captured by the Nazis.
The Fleet is garrisoned.

Going to have to back it on up to Alexandria / Cairo.
Still a draw per the point system. So there's that.





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 5/6/2020 5:08:57 PM   
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@ turn 158 (round 9 of combat):
Wait!! What's this??

Report that South Africans have RETAKEN El Alamein!
CW Corps HQ and Supply Columns have been rescued and are making their way to Burg el Arab!!!

Cairo rejoices! But for how long ....






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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 5/7/2020 7:37:54 PM   
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That German supply line can't be in good shape!

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 5/7/2020 8:18:50 PM   
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Yes, well, I hope not!

Over the past few days, I have not heard from the General. He is usually very consistent w/ his moves, so I hope that he is OK!

PS: just checked my other computer, seems that he has cycled a move. Fingers crossed for the Commonwealth!

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