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  • The Exorcist
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    Originally posted by Tsar View Post
    Will you be opening the social groups up to everyone? I would like to see what my opponents had to say during the game and I wouldn’t mind them knowing what we discussed.

    Very good job to everyone.

    Especially to the Purist for putting up with what had to be a large amount of whining during this game.
    Likewise on all counts.

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  • Nick the Noodle
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    Highly enjoyable game. I'm going to scan through the other threads to see what the others were up to.

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  • Tsar
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    Will you be opening the social groups up to everyone? I would like to see what my opponents had to say during the game and I wouldn’t mind them knowing what we discussed.

    Very good job to everyone.

    Especially to the Purist for putting up with what had to be a large amount of whining during this game.

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  • The Purist
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    Berlin is Russian

    Ran the battle twice and the result was the same. Berlin falls to the Red Army thanks to a parachute division forcing the remnants of the garrison to withdraw. And while number of weak German units near the city were simply over run by heavy Red Army tank forces it was all down to getting at least a BR (Both Retreat) and that para unit. Another Red Army para division liberated Copenhagen but it was not enough to tip the point balance away from a Western Allied Victory.

    <<Berlin falls>>



    Western Allied VPs -

    Paris - 5
    Rome - 5
    Ploesti - 5
    Bucherest - 1
    Sofia - 1
    Brussels - 1
    The Hague - 1
    Luxembourg - 1
    Belgrade - 1
    Athens - 1
    Ankara - 1
    German Manufacturing Centres - 14

    Total Allied VP - 37

    Soviet VPs

    Berlin - 20
    Warsaw - 5
    Budapest - 1
    Prague - 1
    Copenhagen - 1
    Kovno - 1
    Riga - 1
    Talinin - 1
    German Manufacturing Centres - 4

    Total Soviet VPs - 35

    Western Allied Victory.

    T'was a long haul gents. Well done.
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    Last edited by The Purist; 08 Apr 11, 09:57.

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  • The Exorcist
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    Will we be getting Ribbons for this one?

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  • The Purist
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    Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
    Bugger!
    CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGE!!!!!!
    I'll do my best Nick but its all up to the random number generator in the program now (the dice rolls). Good luck and the city may just fall,... a few bad ones and ...

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  • Dashy
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    Worry not comrade, we are working on a solution ...


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  • Nick the Noodle
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    Originally posted by The Purist View Post
    If the Russians do not manage to take the city on their turn it should fall to the Western Allies.
    Bugger!
    CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGE!!!!!!

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  • The Purist
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    Rolling Hot - Allied Armour Races for Berlin

    Didn't have time to complete the entire Russian Turn tonight but do have the map below showing US and Brit/CW armour breaking free of the Carpathian Mountains and the Wesser River. By the end of the Allied turn two Canadian armoured divisions are at the gates of Berlin.

    If the Russians do not manage to take the city on their turn it should fall to the Western Allies.

    <<Map 1 - Allied armour races across the heartland of Germany heading for Berlin.>>

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    Last edited by The Purist; 06 Apr 11, 08:45.

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  • The Purist
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    Well,... we do need to give the Allies and Russkies their pound of flesh. After all, the Allied team in particular sat through month of pummeling while the Germans were advancing (crushing Poland, France, gutting a large portion of the BEF, slapping around the Russians despite being at a disadvantage). Besides, the race for Berlin is quite interesting,...it will be close.

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  • Tsar
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    Originally posted by The Purist View Post
    You did order everything south to block the northward advance. Except for the forces opposite Berlin the troops did move. The troops did what they could considering the ruined rail net and Allied/Russian air interdiction. Protecting Berlin was the stated priority and the troops moved accordingly.

    The maps posted to this point do not show the US/CW exploitation after the attack. Those will be posted tomorrow along with the Russian attacks and end positions.
    Are we finally going to call this thing over with. Because it should have ended months ago.

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  • The Exorcist
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    Oh, okay.
    It's the Russians I have always wanted to block, since they have always been closest to Berlin.

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  • The Purist
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    You did order everything south to block the northward advance. Except for the forces opposite Berlin the troops did move. The troops did what they could considering the ruined rail net and Allied/Russian air interdiction. Protecting Berlin was the stated priority and the troops moved accordingly.

    The maps posted to this point do not show the US/CW exploitation after the attack. Those will be posted tomorrow along with the Russian attacks and end positions.
    Last edited by The Purist; 04 Apr 11, 23:43.

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  • The Exorcist
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    The next move belongs to the Red Army.

    what... again?
    I see that, once again, our Armies have ignored our commands and that Divisions have gone where they pleased.
    So be it.

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  • The Purist
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    Gotterdammerung

    Overview

    The German army has collapsed while the remaining strength of the LW came up for one final battle over the skies of Germany. The initial collapse started in Austria where four British and Commonwealth armies supported by two Turkish and the Greek army finally shattered the remains of the German 10th and 14th Armies. In the West the US 1st, 9th and 15th Armies have broken out across the North German Plain, encircled the Ruhr and reached the Wesser where a final German defensive line in the west has been reached. In the east the Red Army has badly mauled AG Vistula in the north while in Czechoslovakia it has joined the British in creating a super-pocket southwest of Prague containing seven German armies.

    The end does appear to be insight

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    Strategic Warfare

    U-Boat War:

    Normal; 4 U-Boats lost, no new U-boats received and it appears the German fleet is tied up to its docks as the northern ports are captured on by one.

    Strategic Air War:

    Allied strategic bombers concentrated entire on the German transportation net in font of the allied drive all but shutting German rail movement of troops. The air battles cost the Germans 3 of their few remaining interceptor groups while the Allied lost 3 escort groups and a bomber wing.

    Losses

    German: 2 x 1-5-1 Static reduced, 4 x 1-5-1 destroyed, 1 x 5-5 Mtn destroyed, 16 x 6-5 infantry reduced, 28 x 6-5 destroyed, 2 x 6-10 reduced, 4 x 8-8 reduced, 3 x 108-8 reduced, 2 x 11-8 reduced, 1 x 13-8 reduced, 3 Intcptr AP destroyed, 40 APs lost, 4 U-Boat Pts lost

    Allies: 4 x CW 8-10 reduced, 6 x US 8-10 reduced, 1 x CW 9-8 reduced, 1 x US 9-8 reduced, 9 US AP lost, 8 CW AP lost, 3 Str Escort pt. lost, 1 Str Bmbr pt. lost

    Red Army: 3 x 4-4 reduced, 12 x 5-5 reduced, 3 x 8-6 reduced, 2 x 9-6 reduced

    Political Points - 0
    Spain joins axis at 75 PP

    Tactical Air War

    The LW has been destroyed in the air and on the ground.

    __________________________________________________ _________________________________________________


    Update - Western Germany

    <<Map 1 - The German view as the Wehrmacht scrambles to protect the capital from the advancing armies of the United Nations.>>



    The German army in the west is pinned down along the its fortified line in Belgium and the upper Rhine while the remnants of the 15th Army fall back towards Berlin from the Weser River. The 5th Pz Army is encircled in the Ruhr and there is no hope of a relief effort.

    <<Map 2 - The situation on the US/French and Italian sector just prior to the US launching its rive across the Wesser aimed at the Elbe and Berlin.>>



    With the front ripped open the US 1st, 9th and 15th Armies exploit the breach and catch the Germans along the Weser River. First Army is about to attack and clear the Ruhr before exploiting eastward on the flank of Nonth Army. US 5th and French 1st Armies will attack southeast from Belgium and link up with US 3rd Army coming from the Saar. US and British forces have just made contact in central Germany near Erfurt, cutting Germany into further smaller slices.

    Update - The Southern Front

    <<Map 3 - The German view of the situation facing the CW forces, there is next to nothing to available to stop the CW armies driving north through Bavaria and heading for Saxony and link up with the US.>>



    With precious little left of the German 10th and 14th Armies the Germans are reduced to putting administrative units in the path of the advancing CW forces. Allied air interdiction and damage to the German rail net prevented any effective reinforcements from reaching the front before the British could sprint northward. An attempt to seize Prague by coup de main was parried by the 5th SS Pz division. The mass of German divisions in the Czechoslovakian Pocket are continuing to battle their way north but supplies are lacking and momentum is failing.

    <<Map 4 - The view just after the CW drive that just failed to take Prague. Light armoured forces are driving into Saxony with motorised infantry following close behind.>>



    The Eastern Front - German View

    AG Vistula has been disrupted and large Red Army tank forces have crossed the Oder near Stettin. Further up River near Leignitz the defenders are all but exhausted and are not likely to be able to stop the next drive. It is expected that the Red Army will attempt to encircle Berlin before attacking and the venerable and veteran IX Pz Corps (1st and 2nd Pz and 1st Pz Gr divisions), having fought in the northern sector of the line since 1942 without fail, are the sole heavy units left to defend the capital.

    The next move belongs to the Red Army.

    <<Map 5 - The German view of the eastern front and the units attempting to make a last stand against the approaching Red Army.>>

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    Last edited by The Purist; 04 Apr 11, 22:22.

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