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Allied Only. Counter Factual Global War. - 2/11/2020 9:58:27 PM   
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Do you have any opinions on what we lendlease?


As the Soviets I prefer to get longer-range fighters from the US.

As the Chinese, I usually don't build planes until much later in the game.




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RE: Allied Only. Counter Factual Global War. - 2/11/2020 10:19:05 PM   
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Jesper,

I thought it might be good to discuss our initial strategies so as not to surprise each other.

So as the Soviet/USSR/Natchi/Comchi players here are my initial strategy thoughts which are colored by what I perceive to be a very strong and very experienced Japanese opponent in WILHELM_slith.

USSR.

I propose to keep a very strong Soviet force, which includes Zhukov's HQ-A, on the Manchuria border to threaten Japan in the hopes of forcing him to divert Japanese forces away from his push against China. If necessary, I'll invade but only if he strips Manchuria and Korea bare to attack China.

In Europe, I plan to claim Eastern Poland on the first allied impulse. I will wait until 1940 to take the Baltic States in order to minimize the chance of losing a high value 1939 chit. Unless, you draw really poorly (e.g., 1's) in which case it would be best to get those out then than risk higher value chits you might get later.

I will setup up very strong against Romania, which lots of air in position to bomb the Polesti oil fields, and demand Bessarabia on the first allied fine weather impulse where there are at least 2 chits in the German/Italy entry pool.

I plan to stuff the border in order to press the Euro-Axis opponent to break the Nazi-Soviet pact.

I don't plan to invade Persia. I feel while the extra oil from there is certainly good to have, such an invasion would dilute too much the Soviet presence in Asia or Europe.

China. My strategy here is to hold on and hope to survive until the Western Allies get into the war against Japan.

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RE: Allied Only. Counter Factual Global War. - 2/11/2020 10:37:14 PM   
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Phew, managed to send the turn to you I think. Some inexperience with the client sure makes for some mistakes, hopefully I will get the hang of it

As for the threat to Japan I sure hope we do not need to use it, it seems like a surefire way to get bogged down with vital Russian forces. The threat might be enough, hopefully.

As for my initial thoughts on strategy here are some random thoughts:

The US will try to get to sending resources to all allies as soon as possible but I will go for a Germany-first approach, barring any reason not to. Together with Britains focus on the Mediterranean we should aim to knock Italy out of the war by 1943.

The CW will send a modest BEF whilst reinforcing the Med (and keeping the Home Islands safe from a Sea Lion). I will send some forces to knock out Ethiopia.
Since we have a very experienced Japanese player I will try to keep a modest garrison in India and Australia.

France have no plans other than defending for as long as possible and if we get the chance suiciding our fleet against the Italians.

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RE: Allied Only. Counter Factual Global War. - 2/11/2020 10:40:44 PM   
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Got it. I recommend that we zip game files before we send. I use 7Zip, which is free and very good.

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RE: Allied Only. Counter Factual Global War. - 2/12/2020 3:51:34 AM   
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File sent for CW setup.

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RE: Allied Only. Counter Factual Global War. - 2/12/2020 8:25:08 AM   
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I cannot find any emails! Checked in the trashbin as well. Can you doublecheck?

Oh and btw how do you do the flyouts that you post in your pictures?

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RE: Allied Only. Counter Factual Global War. - 2/12/2020 8:38:07 AM   
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While I am waiting I will post the US-entry situation. I decided to put all three chits against Germany/Italy as things can get dicey in Europe if we are unlucky.


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RE: Allied Only. Counter Factual Global War. - 2/12/2020 12:40:42 PM   
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Here are some screenshots that I did not want to highlight in the common thread. It is by no means secret but if some of it goes unnoticed it works in our favour.

The french are threatening to make a move in N. Africa. The inf in Syria is ready to be transported to either Tunisia or France proper. Also notice that Malta is ungarrisoned for the moment. I will try and amend that as soon as possible. Gibraltar has the engineerdivision stationed together with the fleet.



The draw of territorials did not favour my original plan of making a move in Italian East Africa. I have a Indian unit ready to be transported to either East Africa or Egypt.




I have a MECH ready to be transported to Egypt and Gort and 1 INF ready to go to France. A lone INF division will take advantage of SCS transport and go to Malta or Egypt.




I decided to put all eggs in one basket with avoiding the Faroes Gap and placing all convoys in the Bay of Biscay. I have also arranged to stockpile huge amounts of oil in India from NEI and Malaya.



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RE: Allied Only. Counter Factual Global War. - 2/12/2020 2:14:05 PM   
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About French set up.

For the future I suggest placing MTN unit to Nice. Italy can support attack to that hex with shore bombardment. MTN unit is tripled in mountains.

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RE: Allied Only. Counter Factual Global War. - 2/12/2020 4:49:40 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Mayhemizer_slith

About French set up.

For the future I suggest placing MTN unit to Nice. Italy can support attack to that hex with shore bombardment. MTN unit is tripled in mountains.


Perhaps. I would not mind enticing the Italians declaring early war to the French so that we could try to punish their fragile position. France is doomed anyway.

Here is a better view of the CW convoylines after toying around with the client some more.

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RE: Allied Only. Counter Factual Global War. - 2/12/2020 8:12:42 PM   
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Ronnie, I assume the CW aligns Poland? Any objections?

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RE: Allied Only. Counter Factual Global War. - 2/12/2020 8:50:54 PM   
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I went ahead and managed to roll a 3 for US entry! Great success!


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RE: Allied Only. Counter Factual Global War. - 2/12/2020 10:57:43 PM   
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ORIGINAL: jesperpehrson

Ronnie, I assume the CW aligns Poland? Any objections?

Absolutely not! Great US entry rolls by the way!

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RE: Allied Only. Counter Factual Global War. - 2/13/2020 7:34:23 AM   
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Hold your praise! I did not realize we needed 2 or less to get two chits!

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RE: Allied Only. Counter Factual Global War. - 2/15/2020 1:35:41 PM   
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US-entry after CW/France declared war on Germany. The roll is -12 and we managed to roll a 3. Phew! More on this story in the common thread.


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