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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/22/2021 8:05:29 PM   
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What do the British have planned with this Armada?






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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/22/2021 8:05:59 PM   
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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/22/2021 8:06:29 PM   
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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/22/2021 8:07:20 PM   
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AGS. A Russian Mechanized is destroyed, but at such a high cost I don't know if it was worth it.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/22/2021 8:12:40 PM   
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The British invade Morocco (sorry forgot screenshots). I also forgot screenshots of Russia.

Axis reinforcements arrive in Algeria.

The British also attack in Libya, retreating my Infantry corps. The retreat doesn't surprise me, but the level of damage exchanged (15 hits to 1) does.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/22/2021 8:14:49 PM   
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My counterattacks force the British Corps to retreat. But the damage exchange is more equitable.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/22/2021 8:16:09 PM   
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The Italian Fleet sorties and the badly outnumbered British Fleet unwisely intercepts.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/22/2021 8:17:13 PM   
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My final attack goes my way, but at least I had the benefit of shore bombardment.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/22/2021 8:20:26 PM   
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The British Retreat back to Egypt. In Morroco the British advance towards Algeria, but I am not worred yet.





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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/22/2021 8:21:47 PM   
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I attack Leningrad to soften the defenders for the big assault next turn.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/22/2021 8:31:28 PM   
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This was a very poor turn for the Axis in Russia as many attacks were repulsed with heavy losses in manpower and effectiveness. I have never done so poorly with the Axis in Russia in 1941. Other than some bad luck, I am not sure what the problem is. MM is playing a good game, but I feel that I am also beating myself by being too aggressive. One thing I am sure is that it is not the new Rules giving garrison units 2 Guns, as MM is garrisoning very few units.

Below is an example of an attack I made on a Russian Mechanized that not only failed to dislodge the enemy, but wasn't even able to cause it any real damage. Both panzer units were all at about 15 strength when the battle began and the infantry was also full strength. The odds for each attack were 4:1 or 3:1. Not the best odds admittedly, but usually good enough for armour to cause a retreat. If this was the only battle where this happened I would chalk it up to a fluke. But it is happening with alarming regularity. I have never experienced results like this before.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/22/2021 8:38:10 PM   
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Here is the current Losses Report. For the Axis at this stage of the War this is not good.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/22/2021 11:20:35 PM   
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Your troops look pretty tired out to me, Harry. 4:1 odds are in fact not amazing and by no means guaranteed to push back the enemy.

There comes a point in the eastern 41 push when the panzer ball just kind of runs out of gas and not even trucks can keep it going.

I admit surprise at the lack of garrisons here. Just be thankful he's not using those.

You are going to take Leningrad, at least. That's a very good result for 41. You're not going to knock out the Soviets in one go...and frankly that is the way it ought to be instead of the blowouts we were seeing in the last patch.


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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/22/2021 11:50:51 PM   
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Your troops look pretty tired out to me, Harry. 4:1 odds are in fact not amazing and by no means guaranteed to push back the enemy.

There comes a point in the eastern 41 push when the panzer ball just kind of runs out of gas and not even trucks can keep it going.

I admit surprise at the lack of garrisons here. Just be thankful he's not using those.

You are going to take Leningrad, at least. That's a very good result for 41. You're not going to knock out the Soviets in one go...and frankly that is the way it ought to be instead of the blowouts we were seeing in the last patch.



Well they look tired out now because I didn't take screenshots until after all 3 attacks. But they were relatively fresh going into the battle. A single 4:1 or 3:1 attack failing doesn't surprise me. But3 consecutive failed attacks scoring only 1 hit, yeah I don't see that too often.

I agree that the Axis should not be able to knock out the Russians in 41. But I pretty much have done so in every game I've played. So if it was the new Rules that were stopping me than no one would be happier than me. But in this case I don't think it is the new Rules. It is more that I am playing a very good opponent, I am getting some "bad rolls" and I am not playing very well myself. For example, I should have called off the above attack once the 1st attack failed. Even if the 2nd or 3rd attack succeeded I would not have been able to exploit it.

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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/22/2021 11:54:14 PM   
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AUGUST 15, 1941

The Mechanized unit that thwarted me last turn resisted the first 5:1 attack. But in the end I got some measure of revenge.





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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/23/2021 12:01:24 AM   
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I admit surprise at the lack of garrisons here. Just be thankful he's not using those.



I've tried the "garrison everything" approach, it doesn't work.

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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/23/2021 3:36:57 AM   
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AGN. At least things are going well in the North; Leningrad is captured.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/23/2021 3:37:35 AM   
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AGC. I isolate a single weak army and I am not even sure if it will hold.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/23/2021 3:40:39 AM   
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AGS. I isolate another army in the South, but I am pretty sure that this one will not hold.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/23/2021 3:43:30 AM   
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The Kriegsmarine finds the Russian Fleet.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/23/2021 3:44:59 AM   
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The situation in French North Africa.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/23/2021 3:48:01 AM   
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AUGUST 29, 1941

Both Russian isolated units were liberated as my units retreat at the first sign of trouble.

Meanwhile, on my turn, a couple more high odds holds by the Russian Army. I am so frustrated that I forgot to take screenshots. Suffice to say that AGN is getting an A+ so far, but AGC and AGS are both getting failing grades.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/23/2021 3:52:54 AM   
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A British Fleet, without transports, is cruising around in the Med just to prove they can. Not sure what they are up to, but the Italian Fleet rebases.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/24/2021 5:35:57 AM   
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SEPTEMBER 12, 1941

Rain in the blizzard zone halts the Axis advance in Russia.

AGN. The Murmansk railway is cut. So at least there will not be any Winter Lendlease. I isolated a Russian Army last turn. But it's destruction will have to wait a turn.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/24/2021 5:38:17 AM   
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AGC. How sad. No Kalinin. No Moscow. No Tula. No Orel.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/24/2021 5:41:38 AM   
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AGS. No Kursk. No Kharkov. No Stalino.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/24/2021 5:43:21 AM   
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In Morocco the Luftwaffe damages a British Corp.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/24/2021 5:44:28 AM   
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Egypt is just a waiting game.




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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/25/2021 4:19:52 AM   
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SEPTEMBER 26, 1941

I have renamed this AAR "The Big Whine", because rereading it that appears to be all I have done. We are only 2 years into the game and already I have whined about the following:

1. The RN finding and sinking my U-Boats in port at Kiel (my very first post). This was, of course, a brilliant move on MMs part to capitalize on my stupidity of not having AA in the hex (but he still had to get lucky).
2. My Paratrooper failing to capture Oslo with a 5-1 Attack. Which again was my blunder in not having an invading unit as well (though this has always worked for me before).
3. The Allies finding and sinking my transports off the coast of Narvik.
4. Escorts sinking my 4 Strength U-Boat in 1940 (which coupled with 1 above made me decide not to build anymore of the useless things).
5. The RN finding and sinking my CA off the coast of Narvik.
6. Severe Winter delaying Barbarossa.
7. The 15 hits scored on my Infantry Corps near Tobruk when it only inflicted 1 itself.
8. The generally poor results of AGC and AGN in forcing Russian units to retreat.
9. The rain in the Arctic zone on the first September 41 turn.

So if you are tired of hearing a grown man whine and complain you will probably want to stop reading right now. If not, don't say I didn't warn you.

BECAUSE I GOT @&%#IN RAIN AGAIN ON MY 2ND SEPTEMBER 41 TURN. The odds of both September 41 turns being rain is only 1%, so I do think I have cause to whine and cry.

However, I did score some limited successes. For example, after 4 tries I was able to destroy a surrounded Russian Army.



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RE: HB (Axis) vs MM (Allies) No MM for now - 8/25/2021 4:21:22 AM   
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And the Italians captured Stalino. The German attack on the Russian unit to the North was, of course, rebuffed.






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