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  • Originally posted by The Purist View Post
    G'day teams,...

    ... just a quick update as I am in a place called "Tulsa" for the next three days. The month is nearly over and it has been pretty quiet except for a major tussle up by Danzig where the Red Army and Germans are wrestling for the conytrol of that port. Orders for everywhere else were pretty conservative so not nearly as much blood is being spilled as the line correct and armies settle in for the approaching rainy season.

    I'll be back this Thursday. Updates for 11/43 should be ready for this weekend.
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    • 10/43 - The Pace Slows

      10/43 came to a close with more losses suffered by all combatants but at a reduced scale to previous months. German losses appear high but this can be attributed to the final destruction of the remnants of 17th Army, the fall of Cherbourg and its garrison as well as a rearguard actions in the Ukraine and northern Italy. Most Russian losses came from the major fight near Danzig that has seen the reduction of the Red Army bridgehead over the Vistuala while allies losses came came mainly from fighting in Brittany and the French Alps.

      Losses:

      German: 10 x 6-5 infantry reduced, 1 x 1-5-1 Static reduced, 1 x 10-8 reduced, 3 x 6-5 destroyed, 3 x 1-5-1 Static destroyed, 3 Intcptr AP destroyed, 2 U-Boat Pts lost

      Allies: 1 US 8-10 reduced, 1 CW 8-10 reduced, 1 x 2-5-1 Turk destroyed, 5 Str Escort lost, 2 Str Bmbr lost.

      Red Army: 3 x 4-4 Rifle reduced, 3 x 5-5 Gds Rifle reduced, 3x 8-6 Tk Corps reduced, 3 x 1-4 Rifle Divisions destroyed, 1 x 1-4 Airborne destroyed, 2 x 2-5 Tk bdes destroyed, 1 x 3-5 Mech bde destroyed, 2 x (1)-10 AT bde destroyed.

      German update should be posted in full this evening.
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      The Purist

      Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking - John Maynard Keynes.

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      • Wow... hey, somebody needs to bloody-up the western allies a little!
        "Why is the Rum gone?"

        -Captain Jack

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        • Originally posted by Exorcist View Post
          Wow... hey, somebody needs to bloody-up the western allies a little!
          I thought you guys were giving us your best shot? Are you holding back on us? We can take it...
          "War is sorrowful, but there is one thing infinitely more horrible than the worst horrors of war, and that is the feeling that nothing is worth fighting for..."
          -- Harper's Weekly, December 31, 1864

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          • Well,... US and CW divisions are minimum 8 strength and the minors (Yugo, Greek and Turks) are line fillers,... so it isn't easy to bag those divisions. Of course,... historically, very few Allied divisions were destroyed outright so we're not off the mark by much. Replacements are the critical item.
            The Purist

            Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking - John Maynard Keynes.

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            • Riiiight... the w. allies already have more aircraft than the entire world did in 1945, don't you think?

              Purist-- one map seems to be missing, the Baltic half of my front.
              "Why is the Rum gone?"

              -Captain Jack

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              • East Front update coming up.

                It would have been up last night but a certain blue eyed brunette wanted to watch a movie. Sooooo,....
                The Purist

                Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking - John Maynard Keynes.

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                • We can forgive you. I meet up with a certain Green Eyed Blonde tomorrow night, so understand if I'm not online much
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                  • Allied update will be posted this evening
                    The Purist

                    Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking - John Maynard Keynes.

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                    • 11/43 - Danzig reduced to rubble

                      As the tittle suggests the focus of the limited fighting in early 11/43 focused on the port of Danzig which changed hands 3 times before the rain and mud brought the fighting a halt. There are wrecked Pz IVs and Vs, StuGs and Tigers on onside, T-34s, KV-85s, SU85s and SU152s on the other. It was very much an artillery battle with both sides dragging up all the guns they could fit into the area.

                      Despite the artillery losses were not excessive in Danzig or elsewhere with only a few units battered on both sides.

                      German update will be up tomorrow evening.
                      The Purist

                      Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking - John Maynard Keynes.

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                      • 12/43 - Fighting starts anew

                        G'day Gents,

                        12/43 is more than half complete with fresh offensive actions by the Red Army in Galacia that are causing some German heartburn but, as always, the Germans are hitting back and exchanging losses. The Yugoslavs and Greeks, supported by the Canadian and Poles have managed to cross the Sava River near Zagreb in Croatia.

                        I'll be away in the US again for this week but will be returning late on the 15th. I hope to post the next updates over the 16th and 17th. RL is extremely busy at the moment so the game may slow a bit until November.
                        The Purist

                        Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking - John Maynard Keynes.

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                        • 12/43?
                          I don't recall getting or sending anything on that turn...

                          Have a good trip, and I don't mind it being slow, my own game is driving me a little bonkers right now.
                          "Why is the Rum gone?"

                          -Captain Jack

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                          • Some people playing/watching this game may be interested in this...

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                            • 13/43 Update - Blood on the snow,... everywhere.

                              Pardon the delay in wrapping up 12/43 gang. After the Atlanta trip I had to get over to Denver and didn't get home until late Thursday.

                              The month is complete but my first attempt to post the German update timed out and I lost about 90 minutes worth of work. I'll have to start over again this evening. In the meantime here is the loss report.

                              Losses

                              German: 1 x 13-8 destroyed, 1 x 1-5-1 destroyed, 20 x 6-5 reduced, 1 x 10-8 reduced, 1 x 11-8, 2 x 13-8 reduced, 1 AP

                              Allies: 2 x CW 8-10 reduced, 1 US 8-10 reduced, 1 Fr French 8-10 reduced, 3 x CW 9-8 reduced, 1 x US 9-8 reduced, 6 Str Escort lost, 2 Str Bmbr lost.

                              Red Army: 3 x 9-6 Mech reduced, 4 x 8-6 reduced, 6 x 5-5 reduced, 2 x 4-4 reduced, 1 x 2-5 Tk Bde destroyed

                              The Western Allies and Red Army all launched very heavy offensives but the Germans have managed, once again, to maintain their lines. Except for a very heavy action in Galacia, which set off the heaviest tank battle yet seen, the winter battles did not see a major breakthrough. Still, the German army is in the field and fighting as hard as ever.
                              Last edited by The Purist; 24 Oct 10, 17:55.
                              The Purist

                              Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking - John Maynard Keynes.

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                              • Yay team
                                Well , we made it to 1944.

                                Not that the army seems to need any input from us.
                                "Why is the Rum gone?"

                                -Captain Jack

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