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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/6/2021 10:14:01 PM   
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Axis turn of January 30th, 1942

It seems that the situation in and around Karelia has finally drawn Stavka’s attention. The 3rd Siberian Corps was sent to push back the invaders East of Leningrad. Further South, the offensive that started about a month ago at the edge of the German salient into the front seems to be staling. OKH estimates that most of the Soviet troops in the area should not be able to sustain a serious offensive until a raining spring brings it to a halt.

German troops however have not bee idle and are pushing again, advancing toward Novgorod from the South. They are also advancing slowly toward Leningrad from the West after finally dispersing the 50th Rifle Corps in Narva and pushing back the 27th and 33rd armies.

In Crimea, the last German soldiers embarked for a perilous journey to Constanta protected by the remans of the Romanian navy and made it there safely.

In other fronts, Iraq capitulated quickly when British troops entered Bagdad. However, the rest of the country is far from been controlled properly and saboteur bands are active from North to South. In Germany, the Homeland itself was bombed for the first time when British bombers targeted the historical city of Linz doing moderate damage. OKW emited a very laconic, but clearly furious, order, demanding that OKL takes care of this insult to the homeland and make sure to improve the defenses all over the country.

In the Atlantic, the wolf packs had a good hunt sinking about 900 000 tons of merchant shipping and about 26 corvettes and frigates. The aircraft carrier Ranger also fell victim to a torpedo volley from U-148 of captain Mohr and will probably spend the next two months or so under repair.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/7/2021 1:41:46 PM   
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Axis turn of February 13th, 1942

German troops continued their slow advance toward Novgorod from the South but had to redeploy to a more defendable position between lake Lagoda and Onega now that the Soviets are fielding more capable troops in the area.

In Africa, the Canadians probed axis defenses and forced the Italian XI Corps to retreat. It was replaced at the front by XIII Corps, the most battle-hardened infantry corps, other than Alpini, in the Italian army.


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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/7/2021 10:24:59 PM   
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Axis turn of February 27th, 1942

Against OKH expectations, the Red Army continued its slow but consistent offensive in the wedge, this time pushing back the LVIII Panzer. Further North, along the Murmansk rail line, Finish troops exhausted and at the edge of their supply lines are still resisting Soviet assaults. But with more difficulty each time. OKW can only hope for an early Spring.

In Germany, British bombers seem to have changed their priority and are targeting synthetic oil plants. Germany’s fighter defenses seem to have a hard time blocking the attacks, with British bombers well protected and determined to push their attack forward. Germany’s oil reserves might suffer in time from this strategy that is worrying OKW.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/7/2021 10:26:01 PM   
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After the Spanish government sent information about Allied traffic in Gibraltar, Italy and Germany decided to preventively invade Vichy North Africa before the Allies. The Italians landed in Oran and Bone while a German corps tried a coup de force on Algiers. The attempt succeeded at dislodging the French defenders but failed at taking the city, leaving the Germans in a precarious position. Italian tanks are rushing in from Libya to make contact with the isolated German corps. In view of the situation, the Regia Marina was ordered to engage any Allied fleet approaching Algiers. Admiral Iachino stated that the navy will do its duty!

Near Tobruk, this time it was the Italian XIII Corps that was pushed back by the Canadians and replaced back by the XI Corps. Commonwealth troops seem to adopt a strategy of exhausting the Axis defenders for now. Generals Graziani and Rommel will meet to discuss the situation. In Tripoli, the 2nd light cruiser and destroyed squadron was sunk by RAF bombers from Malta, leaving the port’s supply lines undefended for now.

In Persia, British armors are approaching Tehran, tensions are mounting inside the city.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/11/2021 4:45:36 PM   
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Axis turn of March 13th, 1942

Soviet troops continued their advance North of Lake Onega and dispersed the Finish 1st division securing the area from further possible advances by the Axis.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/11/2021 4:46:23 PM   
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Further South, especially West and South of Novgorod, the Red Army mounted numerous almost suicidal attacks on German troops with obvious disregard for their soldiers’ life. However, all those attacks are an invaluable source of information on Germany’s defensive tactics. Taking advantage of some weakness, despite the bad weather, Germany pushed back some Soviet troops toward Novgorod again, positioning troops in anticipation of the coming Summer.

South of Rzhev, there was no movement worth mentioning as most of the action and elite troops are further North.

In other fronts, Persia surrender to British troops after only minimal resistance. The conquest of the country will facilitate Allied lend-lease to the Soviet Union and give the Allies a very useful oil surplus.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/11/2021 4:46:43 PM   
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In Eastern Libya, the Canadians pushed Italian troops again and this time tried to press-on with the attack, but a combined assault from the Axis pushed the Canadian II Corps back. British tanks have not been committed to the battle yet, and this worries General Rommel as this leave present the threat of splitting the Axis front at the middle when they will.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/11/2021 4:47:04 PM   
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In Algeria, the Regia Marina engaged Allied surface fleets and submarines. The engagement left many Italian groups in rough shape. However as far as actual loses were incurred, the result was split with the UK losing a destroyer squadron and the Italian losing a mixed destroyer/light cruiser group. In view of the odds at sea, both Rome and Berlin sent their congratulation to Admiral Iachino. The Allies did not try yet to send in reinforcement in Algeria proper, only in Morocco where American G.I.s landed in Rabat. As such, French troops repositioned themselves in Algiers. During the battle, the 2nd Italian submarine flotilla was also lost.

The fleet was ordered back home as it could not possibly withstand two allied fleet complemented with 3 carrier groups. However, the order was misunderstood, and the fleet instead stayed to support the German corps ashore and land supply, an unnecessary move since the VI Italian armor easily reached the Germans and created a supply link with Eastern ports. The misunderstanding of the order could spell the end of the Regia Marina. Tensions and fear are high at the fleet HQ in Taranto while awaiting the follow-up Allied reaction.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/12/2021 2:48:54 PM   
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Littorio and Vittorio Veneto firing at an unidentified light cruiser of the Arethusa class during the first Battle of Algiers. The cruiser was destroyed during the battle by one of the volleys.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/12/2021 3:10:01 PM   
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Axis turn of March 27th, 1942

With Spring coming, both sides stayed mostly put in the Eastern from with only some minor battles in the wedge and North of Lake Onega. The Finish high command also ordered their troops occupying the rail line to Murmansk to retreat from their position to a more defendable (and with a more stable supply line) position. OKW requested an immediate conference with marshal Mannerheim. Mannerheim refused to take the call.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/12/2021 3:10:38 PM   
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Mannerheim congratulating his troops for a job well done despite the difficulties. During his tour, the Marshal made sure to never set foot in areas not considered Finish land by its own government.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/12/2021 3:11:16 PM   
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In Libya, Commonwealth forces are attempting to outflank Axis forces. The Axis line is barely holding but a counterattack manages to push back ANZAC forces; for now.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/12/2021 3:11:42 PM   
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In what will be know as the 2nd Battle of Algiers, the Allies, themselves surprised to see the Italian fleet still there in the morning, lost no time and engaged the enemy again, this time mostly from the air. Better recon now indicates that the Allies have probably 4 carrier groups instead of 3, totalling between 8 and 10 individual carriers. British torpedo planes, but even more so US dive-bombers, supported by US submarines picking up straddlers, decimated the Italian fleets destroying the 1st Battleship squadron composed of Littorio and Vittorio Veneto. The group centered around the Trieste heavy cruiser was also destroyed as well as the last mixed light cruiser/destroyer group of the Regia Marina.

Admiral Iachino went down with the Littorio, last seen trying to help a wounded sailor getting on a lifeboat.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/12/2021 3:17:04 PM   
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Dauntless coming back to its carrier after the battle. This aircraft is believed to have sunk by itself the Airone, an Italian Torpedo boat of the Spica class screening the fleet.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/12/2021 3:18:02 PM   
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The Airone, a few days before the first battle of Algiers.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/13/2021 12:32:11 AM   
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Axis turn of April 10th, 1942

The Red Army conducted operations only against Finland to protect the rail link with Murmansk and push back Axis troops as far back as possible from it. Overall, the Fins either resisted or retreated in good order. It can be seen however that their troops are overstretch and exhausted after facing continuous wave of Soviet soldiers since the last few months.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/13/2021 12:32:49 AM   
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The weather was very bad on the whole front except South of Kharkov were Germans and Romanians tried a frontal assault on Stalino and took the city. This brilliant success is a reminder to the world, and even more so to the Soviets, of what Axis, especially German ones, troops can do in good weather.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/13/2021 12:33:13 AM   
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In Libya, the fight continues with yet another Commonwealth offensive pushing Italian troops, but this time no counterattack was done by the Axis. General Graziani preferred to redeploy his troops on a second live of defense and hopefully force the enemy to engage German tanks instead. Rommel told his troops to be ready to face the enemy any day now.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/13/2021 12:34:03 AM   
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In Algeria, the VI US corps reached the outskirts of Oran and was expected to launch an attack soon on the Italian garrison with the help of French troops also deployed nearby. Another US corps, believed to be the II Corps entered Algiers but deployed instead South of the city.

After a fierce battle for Algiers, Italian tanks entered the city, and the local government of all Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia ordered its troops to surrender and all local authorities to oppose Allied troops in the country. This will mean that the US II Corps will be in a dire situation South of Algiers cut-of hundreds of miles from any friendly units. The VI Corps near Oran is however expected to be able to link back with friendly forces in Morocco.

In other news, an almost month-long battle South of Metz against French partisans is still dragging out. A newly formed corps was sent to dispatch the enemy and get some combat experience before going to the eastern front.

A naval group hiding in Norway, but screened by the Royal Navy, and including battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz sailed out into the Atlantic with the task of disrupting Allied shipping. OKM sent the squadron its best hunting wishes.

High level representatives from the War ministries of Germany and Italy meet in Genoa. The discussions seem to have focused on Germany commitment to provide Italy with all the necessary oil to wage war. Although the results of the discussions are not clear, it seems that Italy is displeased with Germany’s commitment on the matter.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/13/2021 4:51:02 PM   
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Axis turn of April 24th, 1942

Despite been late April, the weather was terrible in all the Soviet Union with huge snowstorms raging everywhere except the extreme South where it was mostly raining. Therefore, the front was calm except in the North where the Red Army keeps pushing back the exhausted Fins. General Koniev himself has been spotted leading the troops in the area, a reflection of the importance this front has in Stava’s perspective.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/13/2021 4:53:13 PM   
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In Libya, the Commonwealth troops keep pressing with their strategy of exhausting Italian troops, this time targeting the XXX Corps and forcing it to retreat. As the last time, the Axis reorganized the front, but did not yet retaliate.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/13/2021 4:54:29 PM   
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In Algeria and Morocco, as expected the II Corps from the US army found itself completely isolated South of Algiers. It dispatched a division to its flank and entrenched itself in the mountain hopping for a rescue coming from US troops in Morocco. However, the VI Italian Armored Corps was rushed to Oran to help the garrison there and block the US troops that had advanced from Rabat to relieve the VI US Corps. German and Italian infantry stayed back for now to contain the Americans still near Algiers. General Esposito from the Alpini troops deployed there sent emissaries to the isolated American corps offering them an honorable surrender. Major-General Clark has not yet responded.

In a daring move, the 6th Coastal Division garrisoning La Rochelle was shipped in a rush move to Safi to try denying the port to the Allies, disembarking in front of the mesmerized locals who were expecting instead to see American or British troops.

In other news, the squadron centered around the Bismarck was unlucky in its hunt for now but will continue to try to find Allied cargos to sink. Also, for the first time since the war started, Italy was bombed by the RAF, with Trieste been targeted. Germany has been moderately bombed for a few months now, but it is the first time the RAF targets Italy, a clear escalation in the war showing that the Allies will not discriminate between Axis powers to try to split them from each other.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/15/2021 1:52:04 PM   
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Axis turn of May 10th, 1942

In Karelia, Soviet forces achieved a breakthrough and are putting the whole sector in grave danger. Axis troops tried to redeploy as best as they could as a general retreat and redeployment is in order, but it is unclear if there will be time to finish it before the superior Soviet forces the make the whole front collapse.

Further South, German troops attacked in three sectors and made some limited gains: Toward Kabozha from South-East, toward Kalinin from the North-West and toward Moscow strait from the West.

A Romanian attack on Crimea and a German one on Kharkov both failed.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/15/2021 1:52:33 PM   
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In Libya, yet another attack by Commonwealths troops, but this time with an Axis counterattack reclaiming the land lost. At this rate, OKH estimate that its Italian allies are on the verge of local collapse. However, OKW orders are clear: delay the Allies as much as possible, help is coming.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/15/2021 1:53:40 PM   
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In Algeria and Morocco, the moping-up of the isolated II Corps continues. When done, Alpini troops are expected to join the front West of Oran. Another offer of surrender has been sent to the Americans, again, there was no reply.

In the Atlantic, after some very moderate success, the Bismark squadron reached Bordeaux for some well-deserved rest. Further North, two more squadrons, centered on the Hipper and the Deutchland respectively, set sail to disrupt Allied Lend-lease in the Arctic.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/16/2021 2:25:31 PM   
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Axis turn of June 7th, 1942 (start)

June 1942 will be remembered in Finland as the Dark Month. The equivalent of about three divisions were obliterated by superior Soviet forces. Finish air forces based in the region as well as the command post at the back of the front were also overrun, the general staff barely escaping by car minutes before Soviet cavalry recon arrived. Any threat to the Karelian rail line has been removed, Stavka has taken all necessary measures to make sure it happens. German and Finish troops between lakes Onega and Lagoda will most certainly have to retreat or risk been trapped.

Further South, in what used to be called The Wedge (but too large and secured now to keep that name), the Red Army showed that it can be a force to be reckoned with even during Summer, pushing back for the first time a Panzer Corps.

German troops are far from having fully recovered from the harsh Winter, but OKW is insisting that offensive operations must resume.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/16/2021 9:54:45 PM   
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Axis turn of June 7th, 1942 (End)

In Finland, Axis troops redeployed in a defensive line to protect to core of the country. Germany has sent its Foreign Affair Minister to convince Helsinki not to worry and that Germany will send all necessary help to guarantee the independence of the country without been specific on the details. The move came after it has been reported by Abwehr that high ranking Finish officials have been seen in a pub in Stockholm on the same street where the Soviet ambassy is located.






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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/16/2021 9:55:33 PM   
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In Northern USSR, German panzers keep slowly pushing North toward Kabozha, a vital rail junction supplying all Soviet troops West of it. At the same time another offensive is pushing East toward Moscow to keep pressure on the Soviet capital and discourage Stavka from sending reserves up North.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 5/16/2021 9:56:18 PM   
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In Southern USSR, German troops, without panzer support, continue their slow advance toward Kharkov where a Soviet army retreats in good order despite sustaining very severe loses. Two Romanian offensives further South failed to cross the Mius or enter into Crimea.




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In Libya, the XVI Panzer was mauled at what will be known as the 8th Border Battle, forcing a general but short retreat of Axis forces exposing the all-important port of Tobruk that will be held at all costs.




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