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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/7/2020 1:36:24 PM   
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And I am sure that BvB meant Sian (the City), not Siam (as in the country)... Here you can see his advances.




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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/7/2020 2:09:33 PM   
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yes, Sian, not Slan as on the map quote. My hands twitch and I hit adjacent keys or double hit some or don't capitalize as I have no control of my pinky fingers. Also if you look elsewhere in China, near Hanoi, Kuming? you'll see a Japanese raid
Aggressive Chuck will likely stomp on my penetrations of his line.

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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/7/2020 9:05:21 PM   
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Ah yes, brave parachutists taking Kunming. Must not forget anything...

Nice move. Prevents stuff coming from the Burma Road and the Hanoi Rail.

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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/8/2020 12:36:56 AM   
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that was luck - I bombed 4 cities and it was the only one undefended, otherwise I'd have picked another or none if they all were defended

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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/8/2020 11:47:06 AM   
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Yes, but it takes some foresight to build paratroops and transport planes. Shows you were thinking about exploiting this if you could :)

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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/10/2020 6:34:25 PM   
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19 September 1938

All eyes on China where the Japanese paradrop on Kunming present the ultimate logistic disaster : actual enemy troops on the roads interdicting supply. China has rushed forces to the area and the Japanese retreated toward the Burma border, thus still interdicting the transportation lines. China has many problems, but this hurts.

France continues to struggle with supply. Although France has not done a massive rearmament her supply production can barely keep up.

Here in Britain we have enough supply sources, but transport is tight.

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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/11/2020 3:04:20 AM   
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17 October 1938

A sad lesson in Logistics from China. Until early 1938 China had been holding Japanese forces off pretty well. Then new Japanese leadership began a much more aggressive campaign and the results will be studied for a long time. Japanese war making has shocked the world. There seemed nothing the Chinese did would work. Her ability to counterattack was very limited. Finally in October the Japanese destroyed the supply base at the source. Not only has China lost huge amounts of production, but the remaining road network make communication very difficult.

The Japanese are not interested in peacemaking. The suffering in China will continue.

Great Britain and France continue to prepare for a German strike. German submarines are at sea and will seek to deal a blow to our seaborne traffic. The Germans have liaised with the Japanese, and no lessons from that war have gone unlearned. It is rather late in the year for campaigning, but war could still come before Christmas.

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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/15/2020 7:09:25 PM   
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14 November 1938

Continuous tension in Europe. The Axis, so active in China, are poised but have not yet attacked. It is now winter. Perhaps they await a Spring campaign.

Looking for logistic lessons in China we note the very difficult terrain, and lack of transportation infrastructure. Just maintaining a continuous line is rough.

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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/17/2020 9:11:12 AM   
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12 December 1938

Europe continues in a tense peace. France continues to balance upgrading the rifle armed troops with general supply.

China is receiving logistic help from the west.

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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/17/2020 11:57:56 AM   
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The logistic analysis of Chuck leaves some things out. Like the present state of China. I have made three screenshots to illustrate.

First one is of Canton and that area. as can be seen Canton has been taken, and Japanese troops are making their way towards Nanning (but probably slowly, as the terrain and roadsystem is not favorable.




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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/17/2020 12:00:01 PM   
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As can be seen from the following, the defense of Wuhan and Changsha is over. Japanese troops are heading towards Kweiyang, in the east.




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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/17/2020 12:02:26 PM   
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And Finally in the North, the main communist base (in History), Yenan, has just fallen. Lanchow is under threat. If it falls or if communications with it are cut to the east of the city, then Soviet help, would be forced to be delivered to Urumchi, in the Western most China.




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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/17/2020 4:01:59 PM   
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also, IIRC, south of Changsha an army was cut off consisting of an HQ, 2 divisions, and 3 shattered shell units

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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/19/2020 2:39:41 AM   
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There is a new issue of Dawn of the Revolution out!




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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/19/2020 2:44:53 AM   
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As the above alluded to Germany has taken control of Yugoslavia. This is great news, for Germany! There was also unrest in the Baltic Countries, and their current stability is: Low. Also this turn, USSR got it's production restrictions lifted (Yay!), and thus the news about a new 5 year plan seemed to be in order.

In China things look bleak, for the Chinese. Just to give a bit of a scale to it, here is a picture of the world.




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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/19/2020 1:12:14 PM   
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9 January 1939

Soviet commentators have looked at the Chinese front and find the conditions bleak for China. They do not seem to have much visibility into the Chinese situation. Chinese officials say that they lost 531 infantry types in the Japanese attacks. This certainly seems bad, but Japanese losses at 216 are much greater than Japan has been having. The Japanese will not get ground for free, and better training has made the Chinese soldier a far better opponent. China has more manpower than Japan.

China does have a logistics problem, and the root of their difficulty is the loss of so many mines. There are various ways China can get supplies, but the most obvious is another nation, or nations, stepping in on China's side. America cannot do so because of isolationist policies.

In Europe the French and British continue to rearm

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RE: GD1938 AAR (SELC) - 9/21/2020 9:37:04 AM   
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all quiet with the peaceful European Axis. In China the attrition battle continues, slowly grinding through nasty terrain against stiffening resistance. Minor gains in ground, but inflicted a lot of losses on various Chinese HQs acting as front line defensive units, surrounding some.

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RE: GD1938 AAR (SEC) - 9/21/2020 11:24:44 PM   
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6 February 1939

The French reveal that they are disbanding units for lack of supply. Logistics are a horrible master.

The Chinese want to make clear to the world that they have indeed suffered horrible losses. However we hear the Japanese have lost riflemen that will never serve the Emperor again. The Chinese do continue to suffer from supply problems but despite the losses to the Japanese China has a huge pool of untapped manpower. The Chinese situation seems to resonate in the West, and public opinion is strongly against the Japanese. America, which has never had a conflict with Japan, is now fortifying the Philippines and resetting priorities.

Certainly the Japanese are showing they are man killers, but China was broken at the start of the campaign. Only time will tell if Japan can hold their "gains".

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