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Magicmissile (Axis) vs Malkarma (Allied) Malkarma so we... - 10/27/2020 1:21:57 PM   
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We cant have such an quiet AAR section so I am again stepping up . I play a mirrorgame vs Malkarma with the latest beta might be interesting to see how that plays out. We will install latest beta and then the next official patch and stop there unless there will be something seriously wrong with the patch.

Ok so some things have changed. I guess you can say it is a bit of a pro axis patch so will be interesting to see how the allies manage. Biggest changes are I think the more expensive landing crafts and lesser chance for CVs to hit subs and the Portugal/Spain thing and finally the increased allied oil costs. I think I like the changes except maybe the oil cost. Not sure if the allies were ever really constrained by lack of oil. I still think maybe we are underestimating how difficult it can be for the Western allies to get a foothold in Europe but we will see how it goes.

The start of the game plays mostly the same. I decided to try a little bit different strategy in Poland and make as few attacks as I possibly can. So for example I didnt make a single attack on turn one in the western and northern part of Poland.

My overall strategy I am not sure. It is either build quite a lot of subs and see how that works out or the all in east campaign.






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RE: Magicmissile (Axis) vs Malkarma (Allied) No Malkarm... - 10/27/2020 1:25:07 PM   
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Poland falls after 2 turns that was a better than expected. I thought it would take 3 turns. I took poland with 10 land attacks and 8 ground strikes. For a loss of 6 air and 17 ground.




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RE: Magicmissile (Axis) vs Malkarma (Allied) No Malkarm... - 10/27/2020 1:27:18 PM   
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So funny with randomness. Here supposedly CVs are to have an even harder time to hit subs and then of course on the very first attack the cvs score a hit. Life is funny .




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RE: Magicmissile (Axis) vs Malkarma (Allied) No Malkarm... - 10/27/2020 1:30:18 PM   
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Germany conquers the Netherlands. I took luxemburg on turn 1 and Denmark on turn 2 as usual. I did use the precious landing ship for 25 pps not sure if you need to but I still like the safety.

And that concludes the 39 campaign the whole German army is set on garrison mode.





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October 39 - 10/27/2020 1:34:53 PM   
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Nothing going on except in the Atlantic.






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November 39 - 10/27/2020 1:35:48 PM   
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Still not much going on but the subs are doing fine.






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December 39 - 10/27/2020 1:38:30 PM   
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Subs got a really good hit last turn 2 escorts and 7 merchants. That gives me the best start I ever had with subs. Unfortunately a lot of the sunk stuff is French but still it tempts me to go for the many subs strategy. Unfortunately some pps and shipyards have already been spent on landing crafts so I am behind the maximum sub build curve.






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Feb 40 - 10/28/2020 6:30:56 PM   
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Not much going on so skip forward a bit. After a good start my subs have slowed down considerably unfortunately.






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March 15 1940 - 10/28/2020 6:35:51 PM   
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It really is a mirror match both sides got the same weather so I also take out Belgium and since the allied airforce were mostly sleeping also in this game my losses were small (German fighters did really well 26-7 in the air including Belgium) so I took the decision to advance all the way down to the southern part of Belgium to maintain the 3 hex attack on France.




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March 1940 - 10/28/2020 6:38:00 PM   
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Heavy rain consolidate in Belgium.

Can also add I forgot to turn of the Norwegian convoy so lost 14 MM in January I think it was.

Can also note that the British commitment to France looks to be pretty big.






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April 26 1940 - 10/29/2020 3:32:34 PM   
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Was a bit lucky and got another cold turn. Use it to take Lille. Will put a dent in French economy at least. My arm corps look a bit vulnerable but I prepared 2 retreat hexes if needed. Loss ratios this turn despite cold weather was good.







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May 10 1940 - 10/29/2020 3:37:29 PM   
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Advance continues. On the good side I shattered a British corps and my airforce is doing fine I think 1.66:1 in losses vs French and British. Think that is a better than I usually get. I was a bit lucky with tech research so my fighters are already upgraded to 41 tech should make some difference.

On the bad side my arm corps got counter attacked and forced to retreat 2 times so lucky I had prepared 2 openings for it. It survived but will be out of action for a while. Another arm corps also very tired and a little bit exposed.




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June 7 1940 - 10/29/2020 10:36:52 PM   
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Advance continues. Paris will fall next turn. My paratroopers make an very opportunistic thing and drops on Lyon. If Paris falls it will be over. I hope the paras survive but there is doubt.

I have shattered 3 British coprs and overran 1 British fighter so things are looking fine but losses are going up.








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June 21 1940 - 10/29/2020 10:43:27 PM   
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Paris falls Rouen falls too so paratroopers might die in vain but they still hang on. Early exit of France. The losses taken 160 land and 110 air is around what I expect to lose. Lucky with the late April cold weather that helped a lot.






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July 5 1940 - 10/29/2020 10:45:13 PM   
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France surrenders and the British on their way back to the UK. German trrops follow to make sure that they leave properly.
The para survives to fight another day but it will be a long time before they are ready .

Uk and France declare war on Italy.






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RE: July 5 1940 - 10/29/2020 10:50:27 PM   
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Action will focus on the Mediterranean. I thought I was going to take Vichy and Western Africa and defend eastern Africa around Tobruk. But looking at the situation in eastern Africa I notice there is no British ships, no lock in Egypt and no UK preparation for taking Vichy Syria. So my plans are changed. I think Egypt can fall so I will go for that and posture for an invasion of the UK. Have LC for a invasion and British land army not that big at the moment.




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July 19 1940 - 10/30/2020 11:55:26 AM   
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Invasion of Syria and transports floods to the harbour. First German unit gets to Libya. A bit scared how much damage the transports will take from the air unit in Egypt. There is actually not that much point to sail in on the turn of invasion. I realised I could have waited ah well too late now.








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RE: July 19 1940 - 10/30/2020 11:58:38 AM   
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In the Mediterranean the italian airforce perform beyond expectation. I am happily surprised .

One well known person on the Matrix forums would not be happy (dont think he plays Warplan). The Italians not only sank the Warspite also got Ramilies so big day for Italy who might rule the eastern Mediterranean for a little bit at least. I launched the Italian fleet to try and finish off the British fleet but they refused to find anything.







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August 2 1940 - 10/30/2020 3:44:40 PM   
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More troops being shipped in to Syria.






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August 16 1940 - 10/30/2020 3:47:32 PM   
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Italian air continues to do good sinking a UK CV.






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RE: August 16 1940 - 10/30/2020 3:49:41 PM   
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But in the ensuing naval battle 2 italian BBs are sunk and a CA in the Allied turn so quite big losses for the Italians but there is now only one UK BB in eastern Mediteranean and I think it got 1 hit point.

In the Middle east we advance towards Suez. Shattering a small UK corps.






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RE: August 16 1940 - 10/30/2020 7:53:48 PM   
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Once again. Many thanks for doing this.
Great start for the Axis. France fell quick and it looks like in this mirror game the air unit losses are not as great. You too have moved into Syria, so the UK has to face the Axis on two fronts. With the losses you inflicted in France, Malkarma will have a difficult time replacing those much needed units.
Again, well played by both. It is interesting to note that the UK keeping a strong air presence in Cyprus. It's an effective strategy to reduce supply that even the game AI uses. Wow. The loss of all those ships and a CV will has gotta hurt and really opened up the Med. Well played again. You have quite the decision to make, Operation Sealion or subs with an early Barbarossa. Both strategies are open to you at this point. It will be interesting to see which you settle for and how Malkarma counters.
Very exciting AAR indeed.



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RE: August 16 1940 - 10/30/2020 8:56:19 PM   
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No problem. Glad you like them. They are kind of fun to make and maybe give some insight into game balance and things that could need some change. With that said would be fun to read someone elses people are lazy .

Yes putting your air unit on Cyprus I do it to save some supply in Egypt. Yes as will be seen in the other AAR as well land based air is doing so well against navies now dont know if something changed or coincidence. To late for Sealion now I think and I will most likely turn east in 41.

Both games really nice and full on action basically. Also we play so fast so mistakes are made makes it a bit wilder.


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August 30 1940 - 10/30/2020 9:23:16 PM   
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Managed to capture Port Said and surround a UK arm corps so things looking a bit dark for the Light side.






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September 13 1940 - 10/30/2020 9:27:09 PM   
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After one of my arm corps survives several attacks and barely gets away it is instead a UK arm corps that walks into captivity. Also manage to break into the Nile delta. 9 Axis mech units operate in the area and with italian subs in the Red sea both reinforce and retreat paths are running out for the UK but my supply situation far from perfect so it is far from over yet.

Forgot screenshot but not so exciting. Germany invade Vichy and Vichy North Africa both surrender.




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September 27 1940 - 10/30/2020 10:58:51 PM   
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After som easy and hard fighting both Alexandria and Cairo falls. The UK arm corps will get away but I do have some hope of capturing the 2 inf corps still in Egypt.

After the dust settles and I survey the battlefield it feels good. It is just a start but a good one. In September 40 Egypt and the Middle east is Axis and next turn both Iraq and Persia will join the Axis. I dont think I have seen a game with such big UK losses basically as big as Germanys. UK army right now not very scary for sure. German losses not small but not huge either. Big losses for me would be like 300 ground and 200 air and I am pretty far away from those numbers.

Still as said a long way to go still.




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RE: September 27 1940 - 10/30/2020 11:09:00 PM   
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Looking east the Soviets are going for some kind of forward defense so attack in March/April is not on but I aim for the normal May attack. Big question should I try to attack from Persia? If you commit enough resurces the Soviets dont have that much that can stand in your way and if you get Baku Turkey will join. It is not an easy decision. It will require a lot of troops on a precarious supply line and if the Soviets mass their airforce there they can bomb you armour units to nothing. Not easy to contest the soviet air force over there it is really far away. And you cant discount a UK invasion in
the Persian Gulf either. So much garrisons needed everywhere.

I play another game where I actually am attacking from Persia. It is early days June 41. I am only 2 hexes from Baku but because of Red Airforce and bad supply units are getting very tired and I am really not sure if I can take Baku. I only have 2 mech units there and if I had 3 or 4 I think I could take it. So that might be what is required but then the main front wont have that much armour. Very tricky decision .




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Oct 11 1940 - 10/31/2020 2:49:43 PM   
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Campaign in North Africa comes to an end with two British inf corps walking into captivity. UK losses now bigger than Germanys in both Land and air so happy with that. Now what? Except in the Atlantic nothing much will happen unti May 41 I am guessing. The BoA is going ok. Have 6 subs operating and German raiders. Now a bit of oil boost from Iraq as well so can afford it a bit better. In both games the raiders just dont get intercepted and the subs are doing fine too so UK under a bit of pressure for sure in both games.

I was thinking of Maybe grab Malta or possibly Yugoslavia but probably wont bother with any we will see.






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October 25 1940 - 10/31/2020 3:16:12 PM   
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End of October

Not much going on. starting to shift units east and try to garrison ports.

If we look at the forces I notice UK army under 300 so thats low. Taken a fair amount of MM losees and 6 escorts. Still my war in the Atlantic not as good as Malkarmas axis in our other game.

The USSR have built a decently big army but can grow a lot bigger yet. Some air units disbanded something I have been thinking of doing myself.

USa have built some escorts. Something I dont do so people do things differently.

German army size is not very high but should be around the usual 1500 at the time of the invasion of the Sovietunion

Italy doing ok. Fleet a bit decimated.




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RE: October 25 1940 - 10/31/2020 3:17:56 PM   
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And in the Med nothing going on really.






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