Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

Scorched earth scenario Magicmissile Axis

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> WarPlan >> AAR >> Scorched earth scenario Magicmissile Axis Page: [1] 2   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Scorched earth scenario Magicmissile Axis - 6/3/2020 10:31:57 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
I thought we can never have enough AARs so thought I would do two more these ones with the very nice mod "Scorched earth" scenario. I like the map and the units very much. The only small balance issue I thought of might be that there are a lot more ports in the Black sea which means more garrison units for the Sovietunion.

My opponent is welcome and can comment as much as he likes.

I am starting the action in 1942 for more end game content for possible balance discussions. I have found in games I have played that Germany folds really fast once it starts going downhill.

In this game my campaign in France went really bad, I lost 3 corps including 2 arm corps and I basically thought the game was over. France fell in July and rest of 1940 I took Greece and Malta. I launched Barbarossa first turn of April against a fairly large Soviet army I think it was around 1800-1900 strength. I managed to take Moscow and Leningrad in the last turn of August. I was then down to about 55 oil so it was a very close call. My low oil was partly because Great Britain built a lot of stratbombers early now in January 42 I think there are 4 of them. I put AA and interceptors and the oilbombing campaign came with a price as can be seen from the casualties screen further down.

I have so far managed to contain the English in North Africa but expect a invasion in western North Africa as soon as the weather improves.

The Battle of the Atlantic went bad from the beginning and there are no subs left so thats that :).
Post #: 1
RE: Scorched earth scenario Magicmissile Axis - 6/3/2020 10:35:09 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
Eastern front.

Dont think there is any secret that I will try and exploit the gap in the front in the south and during the summer try and go for the oil and also try to Pac Man the Soviet army by trying to kill off at least one unit per turn on average to keep the soviet unit count down to size.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 2
RE: Scorched earth scenario Magicmissile Axis - 6/3/2020 10:36:25 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
The mediterranean

I sent a couple of Germans to NA to stiffen the Italians and at least it is still holding out.






Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 3
RE: Scorched earth scenario Magicmissile Axis - 6/3/2020 10:37:13 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
Forces as per January 2 1942




Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 4
RE: Scorched earth scenario Magicmissile Axis - 6/3/2020 10:38:07 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
And casualties up to Dec 1941






Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 5
Feb 42 - 6/3/2020 5:31:06 PM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
27 th February 1942

In the snow axis troops advance south through the gap trying to stop the Soviet forces escaping.






Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 6
RE: Feb 42 - 6/3/2020 5:32:09 PM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
As in the other game lots of fighting around Tobruk.






Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 7
May 42 - 6/5/2020 9:08:44 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
In the east good weather finally arrive. There was no cold weather in March or April unfortunately. Some Rumanians advance east of Stalingrad and Baku is in sight.

I do feel the game might still be a little hard on the Soviets. Maybe better with the last patch but still. Not only do you have to survive 41 but you must do so and lose very few units since it is the Germans that can afford a long front and the Soviets cannot.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 8
RE: May 42 - 6/5/2020 9:13:35 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
In the Med the allies launch Torch and conquers Western North Africa. The axis were low on landing ships but had a paratrooper on Sicily that landed on Tunis so I will try and contest Africa during the Summer and Fall of 42 at least.

In Libya there are 2 Germans corps that have so far been able to stall any British advance.




Attachment (1)

< Message edited by MagicMissile -- 6/5/2020 9:20:50 AM >

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 9
june 42 - 6/7/2020 11:19:32 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
June 5 42

In Russia lots of scrappy fighting all over the front. I am also finding it hard to hold the line. Even having divisions on the line at some places. Russian counterattack and shattered a Pz corps and inf corps while I try to finish of the campaign in the Caucasus. My feeling was good a couple of turns ago feels a lot worse now .

Caucasus should be done in a few turns but the troops there wont be back on the main line until summer is over basically. There will not be any clear victory in Russia in this game I think so the game will probably go the whole way it is very exciting.






Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 10
RE: june 42 - 6/7/2020 11:21:03 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
I desperately try to save a PZ that got isolated behind Soviet lines after a greedy "I want to overrun som airforce units" raid which backfired.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 11
RE: june 42 - 6/7/2020 11:21:42 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
And the northern part




Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 12
RE: june 42 - 6/7/2020 11:23:31 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
In the Mediterranean Africa is falling fast. I have some units defending a bit of Tunis but there is a big risk they will end up as PoWs so likely not worth it. Not sure if I should try and withdraw them.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 13
July 42 - 6/16/2020 8:18:09 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
The end is near in Africa I evacuate Tripoli and Tobruk. So we lose one VP city there.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 14
RE: July 42 - 6/16/2020 8:19:29 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
But I get another VP hex as Germany capture Teheran and Italian cavalry approach Iraq.






Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 15
RE: July 42 - 6/16/2020 8:20:35 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
In the east I want to capture the last VP in Stalingrad and after that I will be more defensive.






Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 16
August 42 - 6/18/2020 10:51:20 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
On the eatern fron the fighting still rages on around Stalingrad. I have lost 3 pz corps due to shatters. Bad position and way too tired but we inflict a lot of losses as well.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 17
RE: August 42 - 6/18/2020 10:53:20 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
Closer look around Stalingrad. I hope I have dealt enough damage and that I might be able to grab Stalingrad in September.
I also highly recommend to build some italian cav (or German) they are very nice when the frontline is not intact. And they are cheap so you dont really mind losing them.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 18
RE: August 42 - 6/18/2020 10:54:46 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
Allied troops arrive in the middle east. I dont really know how it works. Can Allied units move into Russia if the ground is German controlled? I dont want to lose my hard won oil yet .




Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 19
RE: August 42 - 6/18/2020 10:56:42 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
In the Mediterranen the last axis units hold out in Benghazi. Lots of allied units staring at Sicily.






Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 20
RE: August 42 - 6/18/2020 10:57:59 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
And finally since the southern French ports is such a juicy target for the Allies I launch an invasion of Vichy France to garrison them.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 21
September 42 - 6/28/2020 10:59:04 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
In the east the summer is over and the campaign is over. Try to rest overthe winter. I managed to get all the VP hexes which was my main goal. Managed to get the Soviet army down to pretty low strength but Germany is also pretty weak.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 22
RE: September 42 - 6/28/2020 11:00:52 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
In the middle east I move down some more units to meet the Western allies. Partisans on the railroads makes it difficult though.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 23
RE: September 42 - 6/28/2020 11:03:28 AM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
While having a fair amount of units in Persia/Iraq now the Allies still manage to invade Sardinia.






Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 24
RE: September 42 - 6/28/2020 1:28:06 PM   
sillyflower


Posts: 3509
Joined: 8/4/2010
From: Back in Blighty
Status: offline
Given your complete air supremacy in Russia, your opponent will struggle to make much westward progress

_____________________________

web exchange

Post: I am always fearful that when I put this game down on the table and people see the box-art they will think I am some kind of neo-Nazi

Reply: They already know you're a gamer. What other shame can possibly compare?

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 25
RE: September 42 - 7/5/2020 5:04:43 PM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: sillyflower

Given your complete air supremacy in Russia, your opponent will struggle to make much westward progress


Yes lets hope so :).

(in reply to sillyflower)
Post #: 26
November 42 - 7/5/2020 5:07:54 PM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
In the Med the allies try to take Sardinia. On the Russian front not much going on. The real hotspot is in the Middle east. Still not sure if the Western allies can enter Sovietunion when the hexes are German controlled. But better safe than sorry want to keep my oil a bit longer so need to fight it out. The western allies have commited a lot of forces here.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 27
Jan 43 - 7/16/2020 1:22:41 PM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
Jan 43

All action is in the Middle East. There is now a huge western allied army there. Thinking I might stay here awhile and then start to retreat I feel a bit stretched.

On the eastern front not much happens. Soviet army has recovered quite a bit of strength so this is not over by any means.

In the Med the alles have cleared Sardinia and soon Corsica too.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 28
March 43 - 7/22/2020 4:37:54 PM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
March 43

In the Middle east the fighting is hard as I try to push the western allies back. Have sent a lot to the theater and I have inflicted a fair amount of losses on the allies including overrunning some air units. Seems to me that the allies can not really fight toe to toe with the Germans yet. Other fronts not much going on.






Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 29
May 43 - 7/28/2020 2:10:44 PM   
MagicMissile


Posts: 1441
Joined: 10/11/2014
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
May 43

The allies have landed on Sicily and Corsica falls. On the eastern front the Soviets are fairly built up again and there are some fighting here and there. Most action have been in the Middle east. The western allies have been pushed back with some losses. I cant pursue them there is no Railline into Iraq. Most worrisome thing is German manpower down to 40ish % . In the other scorched earth game my Soviets are suffering a lot with a manpowerof 18% or so. I dont know if Scorched earth mod have some different manpower numbers but it seems so. I have never had so little manpower so early in the standard campaign.






Attachment (1)

(in reply to MagicMissile)
Post #: 30
Page:   [1] 2   next >   >>
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> WarPlan >> AAR >> Scorched earth scenario Magicmissile Axis Page: [1] 2   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.364