Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

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Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:26 am

Turn 1. September 1, 1939.

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Here’s another AAR. This will be played with last update. I will be playing Axis. Axis strategy will be based on the following:

1. Sitzkrieg
2. Blitz over England
3. Strong Barbarossa and Eastern front Summer 1942 campaign
4. Defensive in the Med
5. Formation of a reserve force (4 infs, 2 mechs and 1 armoured) in Germany from 1942.

Polish campaign. Main Wehrmacht advance was in Lodz. German strat joined Luftwaffe bombing forces for Poland. Some railings of units to Western front:

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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:03 pm

Turn 2. September 21, 1939.

Poland taken without major problems. Denmark was conquered either:

Spotted a Northern convoy (12).

(number in parentheses shows strength of the convoy)
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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:53 pm

Turn 3. October 11, 1939.

Build up for the campaign in the West continued.

Last turn spotted Northern convoy was escorted by only 1 DD unit so a german sub attacked it.
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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:02 pm

Turn 4. October 31, 1939.

Still fair weather. In last Allies turn, RAF strat bombed Ruhr. German fighters did no interception because they were on sentry mode.
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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Cybvep » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:03 am

5. Formation of a reserve force (4 infs, 2 mechs and 1 armoured) in Germany from 1942
Sounds like a good idea, although in 1942 I often want to have troops everywhere, so it will be interesting to see if you manage to create this reserve force in the critical war period. It's likely that you will soon have to redeploy them somewhere due to the Allied moves ;). But then, the whole point of stationing troops in Germany is to have a reaction force, so that's ok.

I guess that you will ignore Norway?

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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:59 am

Turn 5. November 20, 1939.

RAF strategic bombings ceased.

Central convoy (12), spotted.
Cybvep wrote: Sounds like a good idea, although in 1942 I often want to have troops everywhere, so it will be interesting to see if you manage to create this reserve force in the critical war period. It's likely that you will soon have to redeploy them somewhere due to the Allied moves ;). But then, the whole point of stationing troops in Germany is to have a reaction force, so that's ok.

I guess that you will ignore Norway?
That's right. Reserve force might be used on any scenario although its main role will be to face a possible early landing in France. Railing units from the Eastern front to France sometimes takes 2 turns due to 40 hexes rule on rail moves.

I use to ignore Norway when playing with axis and may be that's a mistake on my part.
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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:38 pm

Turn 6. December 10, 1939.

Allies strongly escorted recently spotted Central convoy with 3 DD’s.

German subs moved south, and at the end of convoy movement a Southern convoy (10) ended its movement on the spotting range of a German sub.
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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:12 pm

Turn 7. December 30, 1939.

Allies are escorting well all the convoys so Southern convoy spotted in last turn could not be attacked either.
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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:16 pm

Turn 8. January 19, 1940.

U-boats moved north for targets.
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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:15 pm

Turn 9. February 8, 1940.

No convoys spotted.
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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:17 pm

Turn 10. February 28, 1940.

Spotted Northern convoy(20).
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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:20 am

Turn 11. March 19, 1940.

Fair weather in Central Europe so Western front was activated. Below image before axis moves.

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Things went as expected and both Holland and Belgium fell into axis hands. Losses were minimal but in Luftwaffe fighters scoring a 3:3 with allied fighter units. Shot after Axis moves:

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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:35 am

Turn 12. April 8, 1940.

Last Allies turn. No counterattacks nor changes in Allies dispositions.

Axis turn. AllieS defensive line goes all along Belgian-French border. Germans started attacking Allies in several spots, killing 3 French garrisons. Luftwaffe strongly supported the attacks with no Allied fighters opposition:

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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:55 pm

Turn 13. April 28, 1940.

Last Allies turn. Some retreats this time with 2 abandoned hexes of Maginot line. Shot with allies moves:

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Axis turn. Germans heavily attacked and took Lille. Another French corps was attacked NE of Reims, leaving it badly damaged. No Allied air forces opposition again:

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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:18 pm

Turn 14. May 18, 1940.

Last Allies turn. Battered French corps withdrew.

Axis turn. Germans crossed in force the Oise river killing 2 French units (a corps and a garrison) and battering another one (garrison) that was forced to retreat. South of Lille, a French mech was destroyed. Airborne operation targeting spotted French fighter was launched:

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Spotted Southern convoy (16).
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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:03 pm

Turn 15. June 7, 1940.

Last Allies turn. First Allies counterattack so far targeted german paratrooper unit that was left at low stregth. There were many air combats that favoured the Allies. Intense naval shore bombardments.

Axis turn. German continued with its offensive in Reims sector, taking the city and destroying a total of 3 French army units (1 mech and 2 garrisons). Additional French garrison was attacked. Luftwaffe was opposed by French fighter that ended much weakened:

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Atlantic. In last Allies turn, first important naval engagement so far when British DD run into a German sub north of La Coruna, Axis naval unit losing 3:1 to the RN DD:

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Full strength german sub operating in the zone attacked mentioned British DD and got a favourable 2:1. Damaged sub unit sailed north seeking for convoys:

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Italy joined the Axis this turn.
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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:56 pm

Turn 16. June 27, 1940.

Last Allies turn. French army rebuilt front line trying to deny access to Paris to all of those german armoured forces concentrated between Reims and Lorraine. Also, little retreating in Pas-de-Calais. French fighter unit was rebased. Gort's mech retreated again to its initial position. Shot with allies moves:

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Axis turn. Wehrmacht overrun french defenses killing a total of 4 garrisons and 1 corps, crossing Seine river and linking paratrooper unit that was repaired. Additional French garrison barely survived:

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Italy began to mobilize. Italian armoured was railed to Reggio to be immediately transported to Libya. Initial Italian corps in Reggio have already sailed for Bengazhi port. Italian fighter rebased to Sicily, spotting an already strengthened Malta fighter and tac rebased to Calabria peninsula to be deployed in Africa eithe:

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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:26 pm

Turn 17. July 17, 1940.

Last Allies turn. Ineffective RAF strikes vs German panzerkorps 2 hexes SE of Paris. Some RN shore bombings. BEF probably will be evacuated to UK with no further offensive action to do in France. Shot at the start of Axis turn:

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Axis turn. Wehrmacht surrounded Paris from the south destroying a corps and a garrison. Luftwaffe tacs were rebased to Belgium to be able to target Paris on the next turn. German fighters were moved too in order to occupy a closer position to UK for the upcoming Blitz campaign there. Shot at the end of Axis turn:

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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:21 pm

Turn 18. August 6, 1940.

Paris was taken. More Luftwaffe redeployments for the Blitz:

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From the casualties screen below you can check really low UK losses on this campaign. German losses in armoured units were low either.

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Italian build up in Libya continued.
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Re: Vokt (axis) vs Plaid (allies) 3.10 AAR

Post by Vokt » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:23 pm

Turn 19. August 26, 1940.

Preparations for the Blitz over England that will start on the following turns. German subs sunk Southern convoy (16) and spotted Central convoy (24) and Northern convoy (21).
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