BattlevonWar (Axis) vs Vokt (Allies)

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Re: BattlevonWar (Axis) vs Vokt (Allies)

Post by OxfordGuy3 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:22 am

Vokt wrote:
oxford_guy wrote:Are you playing this game now, or did this all happen a while back? Just wondering, as you going through the turns at an incredible rate if it's anything near real time!
We are playing about 2-3 turns per day. And turns are posted with a maximum delay of 1 day.
That's quite a rate, I'm much slower once the war in the East starts, find it hard with work/family commitments to find a long enough stretch each day to do one turn a day, let alone 2-3! I guess with experience it becomes obvious more quickly what moves you need to do. I seem to spend quite a bit of time (probably too long) staring at the screen thinking of different eventualities for not just that turn, but also trying to think ahead, before I move anything...

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Post by Vokt » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:24 pm

Turn 48. March 29, 1942.

Eastern front. Wehrmacht retreated even more in Southern Ukraine.

In Allies turn, Red Army advanced through emptied territory.

Med. Reggia Marina increased its presence around Sardinia bringing a BB to Naples. .

In Allies turn, with good air support, British killed Italian garrison SW of Cagliari and left mauled other garrison in central Sardinia.
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Post by Vokt » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:36 pm

Turn 49. April 18, 1942.

Mud weather in the East so nothing is happening there.

Med. Another Italian garrison was killed on allied turn. Attack to Cagliari will start on the next turn.

Western Europe. Allied strategic campaign has already started so Ruhr resource was reduced to 0 steps.
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Post by Vokt » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:33 pm

Turn 50. May 8, 1942.

The Axis started an offensive in Southern Ukraine killing 3 Soviet corps. Air support was massive with 8 fighters and 5 tacs. North of Kiev Soviet corps was destroyed.

Red Army retreated to Dnepr river. All Southern front was reinforced with units.

Sardinia. Italian corps halved after Allied attacks.

British strategic bombers after reducing Ruhr to 0 PP's, started attacking Essen.
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Post by Vokt » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:34 pm

Turn 51. May 28, 1942.

Dnepropetrovsk fell again in Axis hands. Combats alo g tne river were intense: 2 Soviet mechs ended destroyed and a corps was halved. Close to Kiev, Germans crossed the Dnepr.

In Allies turn, Red Army launched a counterattack against bridgehead in Kiev, succeeding to remove it.

Med. Some naval engagements. Cagliari defenders were much weakened due to heavy Allied attacks.

Western Europe. Ruhr and Essen dropped to 0 PP's. Attacks over Hamburg started this turn.
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Re: BattlevonWar (Axis) vs Vokt (Allies)

Post by OxfordGuy3 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:15 pm

I don't understand that sortie by the Italian BB on its own, seems a bit futile, unless sending more of the fleet, with TACs

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Post by Vokt » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:31 pm

Turn 52. June 17, 1942.

Eastern front. The Axis continued to attack Soviet army, killing and battering several units. In Allies turn, Soviet army filled up the holes, restoring front line.

Med. Cagliari still holds.
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Post by Vokt » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:35 pm

Turn 53. July 7, 1942.

The Axis Summer offensive is sort of a weak one. Although more Soviet units are being destroyed or battered, the offensive seemingly doesn't intend to gain much terrain. In Allies turn, Red Army filled the holes with new units.

Med. Germans dropped a paratrooper division in Cagliari, meaning to hold a little bit more in Sardinia. In Allies turn, a battered Italian corps was destroyed. German paratroopers were heavily attacked both sides suffering high losses.

Hamburg dropped to 0 PP's this turn due to strategic bombings.
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Re: BattlevonWar (Axis) vs Vokt (Allies)

Post by Cybvep » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:33 pm

You seem to have things firmly under your control so far. You have the initiative in the Med, you are already bombing major German cities and the German spring offensive was stalled. I bet that Italy will fall early and this will cause even more problems for the Axis player.

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Re: BattlevonWar (Axis) vs Vokt (Allies)

Post by Vokt » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:04 pm

Turn 54. July 27, 1942.

Eastern front Axis turn. Intense air attacks by Axis air forces this turn that even finished off some Soviet battered units. Soviets made only repairs mostly of their air units.

Med. In Axis turn, Reggia Marina attacked a RN BB, halving it. Cagliari was taken after the supply level of the city was reduced to 1, making this 2nd Italian surrender city.
Cybvep wrote:You seem to have things firmly under your control so far. You have the initiative in the Med, you are already bombing major German cities and the German spring offensive was stalled. I bet that Italy will fall early and this will cause even more problems for the Axis player.
I don't see things that easy in Italy now given the number of German units that my opponent is bringing here. The option of an invasion of Iberian peninsula is starting to take shape. Anyway, next invasion to make for sure will be Corsica. It is only 1942 and no rush is needed for now.
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Post by Vokt » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:02 pm

Turn 55. August 16, 1942.

No Axis attacks in the Dnepr this turn. Soviets only made some repairs and upgrades.

Med. Not much happening. Some naval engagements.

Western Europe:

Axis turn. Kriegsmarine surface fleet appeared in Atlantic Ocean this turn attacking and halving a DD in escorting duties .Convoy itself was attacked too.

Allies turn. Strategic bombings continued but Luftwaffe appeared this time.
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Post by Vokt » Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:34 pm

Turn 56. September 5, 1942.

Eastern front. The Axis continued with its limited offensive. Soviet units are killed but no exploitation moves are made. Kerch was heavily attacked by German panzers and it won't be long till the city falls. Luftwaffe started to attack VVS fighter units, causing considerable damage.

Med. Axis made mostly repairs this time. Allies have started to attack Italian naval forces: a Reggia Marina BB ended battered.

Western Europe. Kriegsmarine surface fleet is operating largely unopposed in the Atlantic. We will have to do something about it.
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Post by Vokt » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:32 pm

Turn 57. September 25, 1942.

Eastern front. Axis pattern for its operations in this Summer seem to to be to kill some Soviet units without exposing its forces at all. One more Soviet corps killed this turn but again no follow through. Luftwaffe continued to attack VVS fighters air bases. Soviets made the usual repairs but also started a build up of forces in Mogilev-Gomel sector.

Med. Further weakening of Reggia Marina. Some bombings over Italian army units in Sicily.

Western Europe. Kriegsmarine BB's are attacking Allied DD's now whilst German subs do their part attacking convoys. Attacked DD's had no other chance than to withdrew to port.
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Re: BattlevonWar (Axis) vs Vokt (Allies)

Post by Vokt » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:45 pm

Turn 58. October 15, 1942.

Mud in the East. Almost no action there.

Western Europe. Luftwaffe increased the fighters defending Germany. There are currently 2 fighters. One of them mauled a British strat bombing Hamburg.
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Re: BattlevonWar (Axis) vs Vokt (Allies)

Post by Vokt » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:18 am

Turn 59. November 4, 1942.

Eastern front. Severe Winter hit at the end of the Axis turn. Soviets, with good air support initiated their Winter offensive, destroying 1 German corps.
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Post by Vokt » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:59 pm

Turn 60. November 24, 1942.

Eastern front. Soviets continued with its attacks so another German corps (a HQ one) was destroyed.

Med. In Axis turn a sub torpedoed a British BB that withdrew to Bizerte. Luftwaffe fighters appeared in Italy. In Allies turn, an Italian BB in Messina was sunk. Allied bombardments of Italian army units in Sicily continued:

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Americans landed in Portugal. Good initial progress of the operation. Allies don't expect the Portuguese to hold for long.
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Post by Vokt » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:28 pm

Turn 61. December 14, 1942.

Eastern front. Some shots now about what's going on in this scenario. The Axis launched counterattack in the Dnepr south of Gomel, halving a Soviet corps. As you can see in the images the Axis hasn't moved past the Dnepr and is well stablished along that referred defensive line. Soviet VVS build up has been quite successful and Red Army is launching its attacks with a wide air support from the 5 VVS tacs already available. This turn, Soviets were able to rather easily kill 2 German corps due to that generous air support. Anyway, Luftwaffe fighter opposition is quite strong: 5 fighter units deployed in the East. Shots below are before Soviet turn:

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Med. Allies landed in Sicily.

Portugal. Portuguese army is offering more resistance than expected, Lisbon holding for now. Anyway, more air support is now available in Gibraltar and Morocco.
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Re: BattlevonWar (Axis) vs Vokt (Allies)

Post by Vokt » Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:36 pm

Turn 62. January 3, 1943

Eastern front. No Axis offensive actions this turn. Soviets continued with their steady offensive which it's being rather costly in units to Germany. Anyway, opposition from Luftwaffe is fierce causing high losses to lower tech VVS units.

Med. In Axis turn Luftwaffe appeared in force to oppose Allied landings in Sicily: 3 tacs stationed in Italy attacked Allied naval transports causing massive loss. Tacs went into attack even without being escorted by fighters which much increased the losses on Axis air units. Allied transports ended so battered that landings had to be were cancelled, naval transports withdrawing to Libyan ports. Bombardments continued and italian BB in Palermo was attacked too.

In Portugal coasts, 3 german subs units appeared and attacked US Navy in Lisbon damaging 2 BB's. In Allied turn US BB's sailed to safety. Part of RN Home Fleet was mobilized and will help in Portugal: 2 BB's, 1 DD and 1 sub are on their way to Lisbon. Lisbon surprisingly still holds:

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Re: BattlevonWar (Axis) vs Vokt (Allies)

Post by Vokt » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:51 pm

Turn 63. January 23, 1943.

Eastern front. No Axis attacks at all; some retreats instead. Soviets lowered a little the pace of their offensive this turn. Only 1 unit (Italian corps) was destroyed this turn

Med. Italian subs harassed retreating naval transport in port causing further damage on them. It will take a while till the units within the battered transports will be ready again. Probing landing of a garrison (not attacked by Luftwaffe) in Sicily.

Portugal. British transport torpedoed and almost sunk. German strat deployed in Portugal.

Allied turn. Portuguese corps was reduced to 6 steps this time. Soon the city will go to 0 PP's and then it will be easy to take. Patton is on his way to Portugal.
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Re: BattlevonWar (Axis) vs Vokt (Allies)

Post by Cybvep » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:22 pm

What's the point of landing a garrison in Sicily?

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