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  • Tsar
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    Originally posted by Exorcist View Post
    And the LW did a fantastic job, first-rate all the way, better than I did in fact.

    all the more so since they seemed to get 3 replacements for every 20 the RAF got.
    Yes, well that is going to happen when you attack someone with a faster build rate then you. As we are discovering in the WiE computer game.

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  • Comrade|Ogilvy
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    ok... I may have exaggerated a little...

    but the majority of RN casualties became casualties care of the LW, whereas I do believe that the vast vast vaaaaaaaast majority of KM casualties became casualties because of the RN.

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  • The Exorcist
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    And the LW did a fantastic job, first-rate all the way, better than I did in fact.

    all the more so since they seemed to get 3 replacements for every 20 the RAF got.

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  • TacCovert4
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    It's ok Exo. If they can't beat you in sheer numbers sunk, they go for tonnage, if they can't win that either they say that the real reason they lost ships was because of 'x' factor, not because their side was the victim of a superior combined-arms strategem.

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  • The Exorcist
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    Originally posted by Comrade|Ogilvy View Post
    To be fair I sunk every one of your ships, whereas every hull of mine on the bottom was put there by the LW.

    You sure about that?

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  • Comrade|Ogilvy
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    To be fair I sunk every one of your ships, whereas every hull of mine on the bottom was put there by the LW.

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  • Nick the Noodle
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    Originally posted by Exorcist View Post
    Oh really?
    I started out with 2 BCs with 11" guns, 2 CAs, some light cruisers and 16 DDs.

    HOW many did you loose?
    Lets play a game where mines and U-boats exist, and we'll see how you do then.
    We did fairly well all things considering, although the outcome was never in doubt. You wielded the weakest force of any player in this game, and yes you did get sunk, but the enemy Navy was heavily devastated. It would be nice to see a comparison of losses.

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  • The Exorcist
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    Originally posted by Comrade|Ogilvy View Post


    checkmate E.
    Oh really?
    I started out with 2 BCs with 11" guns, 2 CAs, some light cruisers and 16 DDs.

    HOW many did you loose?
    Lets play a game where mines and U-boats exist, and we'll see how you do then.

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  • Comrade|Ogilvy
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    Originally posted by The Land View Post

    Kriegsmarine Report

    It will take several months before the Kriegsmarine's surface fleet exists again. We may be able to recommence surface operations in the Spring of 1941. Otherwise, there is nothing to report.


    checkmate E.

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  • Destroyer25
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    Nicht schießen! Wir Kapitulation!

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  • Nick the Noodle
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    I think it is time to call it a day .

    I am still surprised how well the KM did , and how badly the army did ? Still that's war for you .

    Thanks for the game The Land .

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  • The Land
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    October 23rd, 1940 - Turn 45 - The last thrust fails.

    Heer Report

    Following the Fuhrer's instructions, the Army in England launched a final all-out offensive to the west of London on the 22nd. This attack, made by 5 Panzer and 5 Infantry divisions supported by all available artillery, succeeded in rupturing the British front line and pushing on to the outskirts of London at Heathrow and Kingston-upon-Thames. However the British promptly counter-attacked using their own armour supported by artillery and bombers, driving the spearhead back.

    The overriding necessity for this attack meant that no steps were taken to counter a renewed British offensive toward the West end of our line. This attack began on the 19th in the Swindon area, with very heavy artillery bombardment rendering our defensive positions helpless. Losses were very heavy and we inflicted almost no damage on the attacking British. On the 20th the British motorized formations pushed into the rear and encircled 3rd, 19th and 33rd Divisions, which were forced to surrender. The British are continuing their attack on our left flank and we have been attempting to patch together a line to stop them from shattered formations and HQs. The only way to prevent a complete rout of our entire left flank is to conduct a managed retreat probably to the line Brighton-Crawley but even if we do this we will only be delaying the inevitable.

    The ammunition and fuel situation is now dire. 4th and 15th Panzer Divisions have no fuel reserves and are at less than 20% effectiveness.

    Kriegsmarine Report

    It will take several months before the Kriegsmarine's surface fleet exists again. We may be able to recommence surface operations in the Spring of 1941. Otherwise, there is nothing to report.

    Luftwaffe Report

    Air operations over England have been almost completely ineffectual. Our current active fighter strength is 85 Me109s and 48 Me110s. Many formations are reforming in the Fatherland and, if air operations ceased for a period of one or two months, we would be able to regain our strength and launch a renewed air offensive.

    Map: Front line, such as it is, on Tur n45.

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  • The Land
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    October 19, 1940 - Turn 41

    We have driven the British attack in the South-East back some distance, but our attack has quickly worn out being short of supplies.

    The Kriegsmarine has made a successful break from Dunkerque harbour. However, one destroyer flotilla was and annihilated trying to clear RN destroyers out of the Dover Straits. The other has succeeded in escorting a supply convoy into Portsmouth but it will require considerable luck to survive much longer.

    Army report

    We have counterattacked in Kent and Sussex and driven the English back across the front. However, our troops are too short of supply to continue this offensive any time soon. Also, casualties have taken a serious toll in this sector, with 7th, 18th and 26th Infanterie-Divisions all at less than 50% strength. Our Panzer divisions are in better shape but at low readiness and they are having to do too much of the work.

    The British also launched an attack between Bristol and Oxford and have pushed 3rd and 15th Divisions back, inflicting heavy casualties as they did so. The British have broken our line between two sections of our front and are threatening to cut off the left wing, which consists of one Mountain and two Motorised divisions. Is a withdrawal authorised?

    Navy report

    Our two Destroyer flotillas made a break from Dunkerque at dawn yesterday, with the assistance of air attacks against the blockading British forces. All our ships succeeded in getting to sea, where they then separated. One group attempted to clear RN units from the Dover Strait to allow a supply convoy across to Dover. Sadly, this group was hunted down by the whole strength of the Royal Navy and was eliminated.

    The remaining ships are currently escorting a supply convoy into Portsmouth Harbour which should arrive tomorrow morning. However, the likelihood is that we will be unable to evade the royal Navy on the return journey and that these supplies will be the last that can be shipped across.

    Luftwaffe Report

    We have withdrawn from the coastal airbases which were at risk of direct fire from RN warships, and have concentrated our 80 remaining flight-ready Stukas to ensure maximum coverage of the Channel. Me 110 squadrons have been re-tasked to air superiority to make up for the extreme shortage of airworthy Me109 airframes, a shortage which it would take several months to redress.

    MAP 1: Kent area, turn 41


    Map 2: Bristol area, turn 41

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  • The Land
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    Just so you're clear on how Supply works:

    Each unit has a Supply % number from 0 to 150. 100 is the full ration a unit can carry, but units in static positions can accumulate extra stocks and so go up to 150.

    Moving and fighting uses up Supply during the turn, which is then replenished at the start of the next turn, depending on the Supply value of the hex it's in. Supply values for hexes were discussed a few pages ago and is now roughly 12 for everywhere in England..

    So what you will see is units with 100-odd supply initially which engage in movement or combat will decrease in their Supply % and will only very slowly replenish their stocks.

    Supply + Readiness = Combat Efficiency so this will gradually impact on combat efficiency. This will be particularly pronounced in units with low Readiness (which is most of your army).

    Units with very low Supply start to suffer losses due to hunger/disease/desertion.

    Supply is not a factor in the poor performance of your divisions in the Kent Battle of the last few days. That is down to a thin defensive position with no local reserves, and a very intense British artillery bombardment. The British have many fewer tanks and AT guns than you do but they have far more artillery and they have evidently concentrated their whole artillery park to support this attack.

    Edit: The counterattack I'm about to play in Kent will push the british back a bit, I will observe how much impact it has on your troops' supply.
    Last edited by The Land; 25 Jan 11, 13:40.

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  • The Exorcist
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    Cut?
    The effect is instantaneous? Well, I guess that would explain why our line manned by Divisions is being forced back so easily when we have never been able to do that to UK divisions.

    I left a couple of ideas in the nearly defunct Soc. Group.
    Last edited by The Exorcist; 25 Jan 11, 02:55.

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