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Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/19/2020 4:15:39 PM   
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Opening moves:

Poland/Denmark/Holland/Luxembourg and now a mini battle of the Atlantic. My Panzers Eye Belgium wanting that cold weather turn to hit but so far no cigar. As far as investments I am awaiting what my opponent is doing. Building strong naval assets I will lay off any U-Boat Construction. Strong Air/Land Assets I will match. . .

My Techs are usual Axis Techs, Narrow, my focus is on a few strong types of units and not a bunch of variations. Unless of course I have free tech points then we'll see. I will reveal more as I go, game in it's infancy.

If he is a poor French Defender I may go Spain-Egypt or even Sea Lion. There is much to see here. If packs the UK too much I may push elsewhere. So much to be unfolded in the coming months!
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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/20/2020 4:04:39 AM   
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March 1st 1940:

Axis Forces on the move in Belgium, Brussels capitulates after stubborn Axis armor/Infantry/Massive Air Raids. Losses within reason! How the weather holds up for the next turns are imperative to the situation in France.

The more entertaining portion is the cat and mouse game in The Battle of The Atlantic:

Since the onset I have sent out raiders(currently just finished watching GreyWolf) and they score some hits and generally get sent back to port quickly. Some of my raiders have penetrated deep into Allied Waters and forcing the Allies to send all available CVs(last turn I believe it was a 5 MM sunk wolfpack) I assume and all available Escorts to the North Sea Trade Routes. Despite some losses we limp back to port and rinse and repeat this process having more or less traded slightly ahead so far. This shall be vital as the UK will have to siphon off resources to deal with this threat or lose valuable Production/Resources/Ships he cannot afford to replace.

While ASW, Planes, Tech, Production go here we will proceed to devour France and see what doors are open.

Pathetic French and British attempts to raid Swedish/Norwegian Shipments have failed. We shall rule the seas!

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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/20/2020 6:48:05 PM   
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March Continual Battle:

Battling the French now and the English are arriving a bit late. Heavy Air Battles and Losses to my armor...no real gains but soon several German Armor come on line with truck supply so the steamroll will begin. Most of my Axis units were sleeping anyways! Lille is soon to be surrounded and I assume will fall if April Rains do not interfere. I will post more on the Battle of the Atlantic afterwards where it's most entertaining.






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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/21/2020 12:03:57 AM   
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April has been payback for my early good fortune of cold weather, all rain and mud. Terrible to fight in. Germans have pushed no further but the U-boats have been fighting it out with the Royal Navy. So far I am proud of my little Sea Wolves!






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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/21/2020 12:07:54 AM   
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Losses...Sea Battles were Fierce!




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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/21/2020 4:44:50 AM   
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April through June 7th of '40:

I have mostly mud to deal with through this period and unfavorable conditions allowing for the BEF to get into place. Pushing back the stubborn French has been not an easy feat. Now the full Might of Blitzkrieg goes into effect and Sitzkrieg takes a backseat but regardless this is going to be a costly takedown. Rommel Leads and most of my Armor/Infantry will have to upgrade 'on the go' and 'keep reinforced'. I haven't even had a chance to activate all my infantry. Also Sveint has had some luck subduing my U-boat menace so this will be an entertaining and longer than desired Fall of France...

Last turn several French units were either shattered or knocked back. Now the ball is in Sveint's court and he can now manipulate the losses if he is clever OR... I shall drive right through to Paris before Summer's luscious Warmth stalls any other offensives planned for 1940.

Losses for one turn of Battle June!




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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/21/2020 3:32:35 PM   
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Finally making painful progress in France, we have lost a good deal of planes, and manpower taking Paris. This is the first breakthrough. I have to say this was quite a slugfest but the British did lose some men in the process.

The weather sort of conspired to actually make this worse than it should of been I think. I didn't see major errors on either side. The British are beginning to vacate the continent.




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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/23/2020 6:45:41 AM   
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Paris was costly for me due to weather delays and below will show you. Despite couple of British Corps were captured retreating and destroyed.




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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/23/2020 6:46:58 AM   
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The cost of Paris for me... Which is a bit more than I would like, I would have to make less errors to make up for this elsewhere or hope my opponent should make such errors!




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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/23/2020 6:50:13 AM   
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Later Summer ~ Fall:

Battle outside of Greece, which was another painful situation for me. I was so expended in France I didn't quite have the time and placement to take down Greece cleanly. Cost me an Italian Sub, Patrol Group... Damage to other ships as well. Plus emboldened my opponent to take Crete and camp off North Africa with his Fleet which I quickly chased back into port with the Luftwaffe and Regia Aeronautica. In return he took minor damage to his fleet, loss of a Submarine. Although he cannot push currently there and has to station strong forces to prevent a push from the Axis into Egypt or else!

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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/23/2020 7:00:50 AM   
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The Battle of the Atlantic: (Thus Far)

With Naval Bases in France the German Navy has ferried out constant wolfpacks to hammer British Shipping. The answer has been swift and decisive with a cat and mouse game. With Carriers, Destroyer Escorts, U-boat Milk Cows... Traversing the North and South Atlantic we have hammered the British Merchant Marine and hope to accomplish 2000+ Production down pre-Barbarossa(if we choose this pathway)

"We shall get your Merchants Sveint!"




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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/23/2020 7:02:08 AM   
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My Sea Wolves are Hungry!




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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/24/2020 5:58:46 AM   
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Winter ~ Spring '41

The clearing of weather is upon us soon. Barbarossa looks like the order of the day. Norway was invaded by both sides and nothing of value gained. Russians look like they're muscling on the Finnish Border. Egypt is pretty packed so an offense there looks out of the question.

Another 20 Merchants were sent down to the bottom, as well as German Surface Raiders come into the Atlantic. My opponent looks strong in the East since I've bled a lot working the British. I am not quite sure how I shall hold up against the new order of battle for the Russians. This could be a tough fight for me. This could cost me bleeding myself needlessly if Barbarossa was my ultimate desire. We shall merely have to hope that I am strong enough deal with the Red Horde!

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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/25/2020 1:25:10 AM   
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May 1941:

The Mass of Axis and Axis Allies face off vs the Red Giant, we aren't sure we can slay this Red Elephant but we shall make our best attempt. The order of battle is not as strong as I would like for my side but(alterations in the game engine have rendered air power less potent therefore enhancing my abilities on this wider front to do more with less I feel...perhaps in '43 that may be different). This is the layout before we go to town! I just threw it together haphazard!




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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/25/2020 1:27:56 AM   
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Southern Front.




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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/25/2020 1:28:33 AM   
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People always underestimate the Finnish to their peril.




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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/25/2020 4:22:58 AM   
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quote:

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The Battle of the Atlantic: (Thus Far)

With Naval Bases in France the German Navy has ferried out constant wolfpacks to hammer British Shipping. The answer has been swift and decisive with a cat and mouse game. With Carriers, Destroyer Escorts, U-boat Milk Cows... Traversing the North and South Atlantic we have hammered the British Merchant Marine and hope to accomplish 2000+ Production down pre-Barbarossa(if we choose this pathway)

"We shall get your Merchants Sveint!"





What do you mean by "2000 Production down". Merchant ships cost 100 for 10 and escorts cost 40 for 1. So far you have 820 + 320 = 1140 production point sunk. Is this what you mean? The problem is that this assumes that the UK will feel compelled to replace these losses. But they only need 157 Merchant Ships for their own purposes (more for Lend Lease to Russia). Since they get something like 300 it means you have to sink approximately 150 of them before it has any effect on the UK economy.

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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/25/2020 6:53:06 AM   
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Harrybanana, 2000(I don't think it works that well for me) Production sunk + ASW investment + Escort Investment + MerchantMen approaching 150(think he has already built or got some from event) + Investment in CVs = I think 2000 losses or more in actual production(other stuff) in exchange for a modest loss of oil and production and lost submarines on my part. Correct me if I am wrong? It may have cost as much I'm not sure but maybe even 1000-1500.

Not sure if it's a good strategy but it's something I wanted to give an attempt and since you get 3 free it's not a terrible one I don't think.

If not for my opponent's vigilance I believe I would of sank 200 MerchantMen by now but he has just been hammering my U-boats!

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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/26/2020 1:27:06 AM   
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The Epic Bismark Raiding in the Artic...




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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/26/2020 1:29:22 AM   
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I put a primary focus on the Donuts :P Basin and Moscow for this particular attack. So far the weather has turned it's Fall of 1941 and I am not getting any more progress for this year. The Finnish booted the Russians out completely and the Battle of the Atlantic continues with feverish pitch with the British violating Portugal's neutrality! Pointed toward Spain, I wonder if Spain would of tolerated troop build ups on it's borders as such?






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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/26/2020 1:30:03 AM   
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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/26/2020 1:38:29 AM   
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Most of the Eastern Front has been pretty predictable. Lots of retreating but now established Fronts in the South, Center and North and no more of that. There will be a Frosty Counter Thrust something sneaky in the West likely and then the decision of this game will likely be made in '42




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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/27/2020 2:29:24 AM   
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1942:

This is the current situation. I see that the Allies are prepping for D-Day and they know I am ready for a French one so it PROBABLY will be a Spanish one. That is going to be a migraine for me to cover and will give lots of bases to do ugly deeds all over the map to me. That or he has N.Africa/Italy in mind. With the USA/UK there I would have to fight hard to hold on. I've not played him before and most of my ports are pretty well covered in the West. I have my vulnerabilities but nothing I couldn't rail in 3-4 units to mop up usually with the current rules.

I am not quite sure of his strength but I am quite strong as the Russians have not done a true Frost Counter Offensive. In fact it's FrostKrieg in the East. He has used his air I imagine with truck supply to whack some of my planes and I have sort of dealt with this. Of course these go back to shortages from the French campaign and my expectations of better weather and taking more of the pie, which never happened.

I have left with so many puzzles and I am now reacting instead of acting. I am not sure in Summer that I will have the initiative or not or he will have it. I am not certain how strong the Russians are. This could be a very quick ordeal if the East and West are mutually strong and my front teeth have been grind down so far I have nothing to throw at him that will hold, push or smash through him.

Regardless U-boats out on the prowl again...






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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/28/2020 5:29:44 AM   
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Clear Weather Spring/Summer '41:

Spain invaded by the Allies and Axis on the push in the East. North Africa abandoned and this is turning out to be an overall odd game.

I like aggression as Axis and I like to play Defensive generally as the Allies. Which is favorable for both given the right circumstance. I went all-in here to attempt to balance the Eastern Front which is too heavily leaning Allied.




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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/28/2020 5:31:22 AM   
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Progression of the primary Battle in the game ... and the front around Moscow




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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/28/2020 5:35:16 AM   
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Right before Summer Approaches massive Russian Counter Offensives, Patton gets killed, Vichy gets turned to the Dark Side and we're trading blows on the Eastern Front. I am not sure of Sveint's reserves. If he has many this is a losing battle for me. I had more but many got tied down by what the UK/USA were doing. Unfortunately in Warplan in '42 offensives are a luxury if your opponent built up properly. Plus since I have been attacking rather than defending. He has cost me a lot of production through bleeding my forces I am not sure I can sustain any more attacks and may soon lose all the initiative and be an entirely spent force.

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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/28/2020 4:50:37 PM   
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Sveint posted the forces screen. Only 1200 German land forces left = wehrmacht is already a spent force I'm afraid after a gdod start

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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/28/2020 9:38:31 PM   
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Clever opponent, it's not just the numbers either it is the type of numbers that count. USA/UK has armor and lots of it with lots of Air. EARLY! I do not know how this is going to go into '43. I went too ham on the USSR.
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Sveint posted the forces screen. Only 1200 German land forces left = wehrmacht is already a spent force I'm afraid after a gdod start



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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/28/2020 10:27:43 PM   
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Here I am realizing, well I realized awhile ago that I was in big trouble but I didn't imagine just how much trouble this would be right away so ill prepared for it. No Armor(destroyed around Moscow) for counter offensives and little to no air in exhaustive air missions where they did no good. I have never really seen the Allies successfully use Spain but this is the first. I have learned some more here for the future.




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RE: Sveint(Allies) vs Battlevonwar(Axis) no Sveint - 7/28/2020 10:28:42 PM   
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This is just incredibly disheartening to watch! The US is I assume just going to smash through France with the British behind them in 1942!




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