And things get worse...
The Germans apparently have detected my 'trap'. They swing to the south east, diverting their armor away from mine. I thought if my armor was two hexes away with infantry in front, they would be invisible, but like many things in this game, I manage to be 100% wrong at a critical moment!
In any case, it's a good move my nirosi. If he flanks, takes metz, and heads south, he need not take Paris.
So, not only have I managed to lose the front line, lose the war in the sky all in the first turn, turn 2 sees my only real plan, an armored counter attack, effectively neutered.
So my choice now is, move the armor to counter the new German threat, which means the "Straight to Paris" route is wide open, or keep them in place, have Nirosi out flank us, and have the armor never really fight at all.
I genuinely can't determine which is worse. But both are obviously quite bad. And it all happened in two turns!
At this point, the historical date of France's surrender(June 22?) would be quite an accomplishment. There are two major issues at play here. France is going to fall so fast and easily, Germany is going to take absolutely no losses. But the second issue is, and i think it's a bigger one, it's going to leave Germany probably 3-4 months of campaign time in 1940. Certainly Vichy France will fall, possibly Yugo and Greece. If he's truly ambitious, he could launch a 40 Barbarossa and be in Kiev and at the gates of Moscow in the spring of 41, which would effectively end this game. Another possibility, considering the skill differential here, would be him taking out Spain in two turns(i tried this in my last MP game and i lost the war attempting it, but Nirosi could pull it off) which would turn the Med into an Axis lake and open up a slower death for the allies.
Obviously, none of this is terribly good.
Did I mention another horribly turn in the BOA?
PS: sorry i forgot to imbed the jpeg, but you can click it here.
< Message edited by boldairade -- 10/29/2021 10:30:35 AM >