February 10th 1941
This is our current turn. As I wait for more pain in Fafnir’s next move I will take some time the review the current situation as this new year of 1941 starts.
The Regia Marina has ceased to exist. The Kriegsmarine is hurt but still retains some assets, the U-Boots being now level 3. The British lost 5 land units (not counting the Greeks) and the Royal Navy 6 units. But the big looser is the Luftwaffe, with 3 whole wings lost so far, that will be very difficult to replace.
Keeping the mobilization of the USSR and the USA as low as possible for the whole year of 1940 was a priority, ending the year at 18% and 28% respectively.
I will now take a look at the War economics. The German economy collected 8198 MPPs, lost 5018 MPPs, spent 6321 in units (77%), 2400 MPPs in research (29%) and 600 MPPs in Diplomacy.
The British Empire economy collected 6544 MPPs, lost 6456 MPPs (including minors), spent 1150 MPPs in research (17%) and 3723 MPPs (56%)in units. They got 3366 MPPs through convoys losing 359 MPPs to U-boots (10%).
The USA spent 1775 MPPs in research so far, and the USSR 1100 MPPs out of the 1296 MPPs collected.
It is obvious that the German economy was hard hit during this first months of War. The future invasion of the USSR is already seriously affected by the amount of damage taken by the Wehrmacht and the Luftwaffe in particular. The fact that we were not able to count with the income of Denmark, Belgium, Norway and the Netherlands also diminished in a significant way the amount of received MMPs. We are struggling to build a decent invasion Army for future conquests…
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