Barbarossa was at last launched August 1941 and I will use this milestone, THE REAL WAR, to review the conflict so far. The Commonwealth forces have bravely fought the Axis powers for 2 years. IIo4Tu did a great job getting all the French territory and those extra MPPs greatly helped the German economy, getting now well above 600 MPPs every turn.
Benito Mussolini’s forces took a severe beaten losing Libya and many troops and ships (including 3 BBs and 3 Armies) his Navy and Armed forces becoming much unimportant. General Montgomery’s troops did a good work initially holding the Germans in Libya, but when the second panzerkorps escaped destruction with 1 point of strength , the tide turned and I just suffered a severe defeat with the loss of Tobruk. We will see if Monty is capable of holding the Suez Canal… a Canadian Infantry corps already recaptured Oran. USA 55%.
The fact that the Germans got involved at all in the North Africa fight with so many assets should be seen in the global context as those troops will be unavailable for the Russian front. Moreover, I think that the Allies won a battle when the Führer lost 3 turns of good weather May-July before invading the USSR.
The U-Boote have done a good work sinking over 500 MMPs in our convoy lines without a loss. But the surface Kriegsmarine have lost 1 BC, 2 CAs, 1 DD and suffered severe damage to most of his remaining fleet 1 BB, 1BC, 1 CA and 1 DD by September 1941 against the loss of 2 CVs and 2 DDs. Their U-Boote are dispersed all around the glove and new weapons are being developed in our labs to eliminate them very shortly…
The China front is holding well as Siam, Ichang and Chungking are still in our hands. But their new leader, General Jack Ma, is having many problems to replace the loses unable to raise any new units…
< Message edited by Taifun -- 6/13/2021 2:35:55 PM >
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