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HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) HadrosWelcome - 4/8/2021 5:55:59 AM   
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As in our mirror game both Poland and Denmark have been conquered.

So far only 2 UK land units in France, but this could change.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/8/2021 5:59:55 AM   
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Production. To try and counter the All-In strategy I am building as many armour and mech as possible. I will have 5 armour and 3 mech ready by early May, with a 4th Mech arriving in June. I am going with only 1 para and I am building a lot fewer supply trucks then usual.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/8/2021 6:05:10 AM   
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Casualties. I tried to copy Hadros and bombed a few French Maginot line units. For my troubles I lost 2 air and only destroyed 2 French land points. Either I am very unlucky compared to Hadros or he knows some trick that I don't. My 19 land and 7 air losses in Poland and Denmark compare unfavourably with Hadros'record in our mirror game.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/8/2021 6:08:10 AM   
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Tech Advancements. Heavy armour is doing very well. Unfortunately assault is lagging far behind and my infantry will almost definitely not be ready for France.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/8/2021 3:06:32 PM   
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FEB 16, 1940

Little to report here either. 3 MS sunk and my U-boats head back to port for refueling and repairs. I build 20 German supply trucks.

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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/9/2021 2:47:30 AM   
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Cold Weather. Under the old rules I would be conquering Belgium from the Netherlands. Of course under the old rules I never got cold on the first March turn.

More BEF are appearing in France. But still a "controllable" number.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/9/2021 11:30:40 AM   
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Lets see if you get the crazy weather...I have seen cold weather from now till May...once as the USSR. That was a bad year.

I don't think you have enough armor to take Belgium down from the East yet. Hopefully some arrives soon incase you get a cold April

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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/9/2021 2:46:08 PM   
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By the 2nd April turn I will have 4 armour and 2 mechanized. Is that enough to conquer Belgium in 1 turn? I know it was when I could start with units in Luxembourg.

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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/9/2021 3:50:32 PM   
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Yes that is enough...I think just 4 armor can do it...so long as you get the retreats. I have had the Belgians hold for a few attacks before and that wears down the armor.

I almost always take the Netherlands first. But that is me...I have always had bad luck in Belgium with the rivers for some reason.

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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/9/2021 8:03:37 PM   
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O yes, 6 armor/mech is for sure even without going by Netherlands (as long as Luxemburg is empty of course and no bad clicks mistakes). I would find it hard however with only 4 armors (no mechs) for "in one turn" (without Netherland). Would have to try it a few times, but seems to me very risky.

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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/10/2021 12:44:10 AM   
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Snow. I gain my first research advancements as German Breakthrough and Close Support advance. Not what I would have chosen, but I'll take them. I pull all research from Breakthrough and switch to large ships.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/10/2021 7:45:45 PM   
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Heavy rain. 0 MS Sunk and a I lost a U-Boat! But the real embarrassment is that the Allies only had 5 escorts.

I forgot to report that the Germans have been building 20 supply trucks per turn for the last few turns. About half what I used to before the rule changes. I am not sure if they are worth the cost of 60 production per turn; guess I will find out.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/10/2021 7:57:31 PM   
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Cold Weather; but I can't take advantage of it as I only have 2 armour and a mech. I sink 4 MS, but lose 4 U-Boat points; not a good exchange. I retreat with the two U-Boats I have out and replace them with two 41 teach U-Boats. Maybe they will have better hunting. Heavy Armour and Interceptor techs both advance. Now I am just waiting for Assault.

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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/11/2021 3:11:49 AM   
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Heavy Rain. 3 MS sunk. Forces and Casualties.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/11/2021 3:12:35 AM   
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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/11/2021 6:53:52 PM   
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MAY 10, 1940

Clear Weather. 3 MS Sunk

Belgium is conquered not one but twice. Below is the after map from the 1st time.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/11/2021 6:55:48 PM   
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And this is the screen I was staring at for about 30 minutes after I tried to save my completed turn. The odd thig is that I got the report that I had connected with the server.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/11/2021 7:01:15 PM   
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This is the map after my 2nd attempt. Not too much difference; but of course I did worse, particularly in the air battles, then I did on my first try. I now have 5 armour, 3 mechanized, 5 air superiority, 3 ground attack, 4 medium bombers, 5 U-Boats and 50 supply trucks available. I count 8 UK units.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/13/2021 5:17:15 AM   
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MAY 24, 1940

4 MS Sunk. The Map prior to my moves. Note the several air strikes on my panzer. I use up 24 supply trucks on my panzers and begin my assault on France.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/13/2021 5:20:27 AM   
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Since my infantry are lagging behind, my armour and mech do all the work. I advance a few hexes into France and, with careful planning, manage to shatter 3 French Corps and maul a few others. But the wear and tear on my mobile forces is already showing.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/13/2021 5:30:02 AM   
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The RAF and French air force were both active in defence. But the Luftwaffe generally got the better of them. Losses are shown below. Note that losses and casualties from Shatters are not added to the Losses and Casualties tables. For example, one of the French Corps I attacked sustained a 5 strength point loss and tried to retreat. But because it had no where to retreat too it shattered and the remaining 25 strength points were also destroyed. But these do not show up in the Losses or Casualties Reports. So really there should be about 75 more French Losses/Casualties from the 3 shattered Corps.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/13/2021 5:32:36 AM   
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My Useless U-Boats.






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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/13/2021 5:37:34 AM   
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As usual I spent quite a bit of time examining the Map trying to decide what I wanted to do this turn. I had a hard decision to make between 2 choices. Plan 1 (shown below) was to attack in the directions shown with the idea to retreat the flanking units in order to surround the units in and around Lille and then destroy them. The problem was that these were the best French units and most were well dug in.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/13/2021 5:40:29 AM   
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The other option was to attack the weaker and less dug in units between me and Paris. The problem with this plan is I didn't really see anyway to eliminate any units, just retreat them.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/13/2021 5:42:15 AM   
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I opted for Plan 1 but got off to a bad start in the North. It took me 3 attacks to dislodge the defender and my best leader was KIA.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/13/2021 5:47:40 AM   
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I was ultimately successful in shattering 6 more French Corps. But the cost was much higher than I expected. My mobile units are all in bad shape. My best armour is exposed and I haven't even met the British yet. If as I suspect he has a French armour and 3 or 4 UK mobile units then I could be in trouble. On the other hand his French forces are looking thin. Still, I think I would have been better off going for Plan 2.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/14/2021 3:43:28 AM   
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2 MS sunk but the measly 5 escorts inflict 2 hits on my U-Boats.

After the bloodshed last turn, I set more modest goals this turn and make only a timid advance towards Paris. To my surprise there do not appear to be as many UK mobile troops in France as I feared. It looks like Hadros is not employing the All-In strategy. Emboldened I send a mechanized unit to exploit a minor hole in the French line in a quiet part of the Front.


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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/14/2021 3:51:45 AM   
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Ok maybe not so quiet as a UK armour and Mechanized unit make short work of my exposed Mechanized unit (I forgot to take a screenshot). Meanwhile my U-Boats sink 3 MS but tale 2 more hits.

I tried to do too much with too little and ended up not accomplishing very much. Though I did destroy a British infantry corps.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/14/2021 12:54:35 PM   
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Depending on the French units in the south...maybe a run that way?

The UK armor will be heading south west...Possibly hit the 9-1 inf there to allow faster passage but they have to get a retreat which will be difficult at best. So mostlikely a run.

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RE: HB (Axis) vs Hadros (Allies) No Hadros for now - 4/15/2021 4:23:09 AM   
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Depending on the French units in the south...maybe a run that way?

The UK armor will be heading south west...Possibly hit the 9-1 inf there to allow faster passage but they have to get a retreat which will be difficult at best. So mostlikely a run.



You were right; the British armour and mech ran. But surprisingly, the other French and British units turned and attacked. Maybe they thought they could duplicate the success of the Battle of the Marne in WWI.

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