Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by Morris » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:36 am

duncanr wrote:yes offensive will start soon - but in reality this game was lost long ago, the reason for a delayed start to the Russian European offensive is the very poor performance in Russian Labs which has just been dire :-(

its bean a really fun game and a good lesson in the changes in v4, but if I had attacked earlier in Europe the Russians would have been decimated

I would have to say that this game has been the absolute worst I have seen for the Russian Labs, which given the Axis position was very unhelpful
Actually , I agree to Borger's idea which I asked same question onlast page . Yes , USSR's lab is usually slow . But if you can transport 50% of your USSR tac to Poland (also with same amount of FTR ) , Maybe you would make a breakthrough . As we know in this situation , Axis is not lack of pp nor oil . But Axis troops are not easily transfered from Med front or Persia front to east ( it will take them at least five turns with low effectiveness ), But you can move it within 2 turns ...... You have to take Berlin to win the war . Target Berlin should have the priority . :)

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by Plaid » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:27 pm

I see lots of Soviet PPs wasted on 4 rows of infantry units, sitting and doing nothing.
If Allies spend that PPs on tanks and bombers instead, they can break through weak Axis line in Europe without much problem (or at very least trade, draining German resources).

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:13 pm

trust me - there is no weak Axis line in Europe

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by Morris » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:37 am

duncanr wrote:trust me - there is no weak Axis line in Europe
Terrible Max :shock: He must has some shortcoming : human resourse ? oil ? pp ? Did you bomb Germany by STR ?

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:39 am

hard to bomb from the USA!

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by Peter Stauffenberg » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:21 pm

If you feel you can't win the war you can at least try to reduce the victory level as much as possible. Liberating London and Paris will help. If the Russians can pin the Germans in the east then the Allies should be able to get some progress in England and eventually France.

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:33 am

unfortunate turn as Max moves Luftwaffe at exactly the right time

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still that offers opportunities in Persia

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which we exploit

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shame Morocco doesn't go well - before

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after

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:04 am

so Max gets his evacuation of Persia underway

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we do our best to make it a quick retake - mostly we are just focused on attrition of his PP base

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Max FTR evacuation offers us a chance to attrit some more

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we get the 2 step FTR

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we keep the pressure up in Morocco but make a couple of big mistakes

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annoying!

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Max has to shuffle a bit in the UK to kill a partisan and leaves Liverpool open

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we want to use or UK para as we expect high losses but will take the risk - unfortunately its not ready, so we try with the US which has higher tech (hoping that improves survivability?) We get lucky with the drop and there is a small chance it might survive the counter attack - either way its more PP pressure

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we also run some FTR sweeps in Russia which results in a little more PP pressure (no pics)

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:07 am

we also have a few scouts out looking at landings in UK and the channel

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:59 pm

the expected bad things happen :(

Liverpool doesn't hold, oh well worth I try

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at least we annoy him a little

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in morocco we get cut off as expected, we spent some time working this one out

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but it doesn't work as one of our attacks is to successful and the ARM doesn't get to follow up east, still we didn't lose the air war and did our own little pocketting

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Persian withdrawal continues by Axis

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and we follow up - not without a glaring mistake tho

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Max also used mud for me to do a FTR sweep in Russia which he won :(

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:52 am

so pretty quiet turn as we pursue in Persia and push a bit in Morocco

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I think we are getting ahead in the Air war here - despite the dismal performance of UK CV

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:53 am

so the main event begins - doesn't start the best but oh well

here are the casualties and positions as we start

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and after - damn 1 step :evil:

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elsewhere Max is retreating from the fight in Morocco as he probably wants the air cover against Russia - we also have lots of his troops rushing to garrison towns all over the map - we have been pretty unhappy with the partians given Max leaves everything empty, a bit like the labs, luck of the draw but not a great result

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:35 am

so Max has retired the entire Luftwaffe to defend Germany - we have a few repairs after an extensive air battle so only a few of hexes targeted, although we did finsih off that 1 step and its replacement after Max had re-established the line.

Just after shots

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we got some poor rolls so lets hope Max doesn't get good ones or we could have some FTR losses

some progress in Morroco

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by Vokt » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:45 am

I think you are right focusing the main effort of the big Soviet offensive on the northernmost sector of Eastern front, that is, in Eastern Prussia. Your VVS strat allowed to see that there's no reserve forces opposing an advance to Berlin west of the Wisla river. On the other hand, Romanian front seems to be pretty impregnable.

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by Cybvep » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:16 pm

What is the current in-game date?

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:10 pm

To late! May 44

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:19 am

arghh Max decides to retreat to better defense line

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elsewhere its more of the same - mop up as Max retreats, flooding the med with units to slow our progress and we get a terrible FTR outcome in the UK :(

we really wanted Max to stand for another turn, still we go all out against the retreating units, we even leave a little bait to see if Max wants to take it

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we also have a little campaign going in Finland

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:14 am

drat and double drat - Max has removed my sneaky opportunity - should have done it last turn!

starting positions in Russia

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Max has FTR superiority for the moment so we have to be a little selective, we edge forward but have made a few decision errors :(

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elsewhere Baghdad falls and the FIns are in trouble

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casualties at the end of the turn

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:38 pm

very strange turn from Max, he just repairs and reinforces Europe and the Med, maybe he is feeling a little pressure in Europe!

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Uk before as well

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this turn we get a chance for our sneak attack as Max had to move the units into the defensive line, otherwise we just repair for the Russians

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in the UK its time to take air superiority

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and the Fins probably have their last turn coming up

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Re: Duncan vs Supermax 4.0 charlie (no Supermax please)

Post by duncanr » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:26 pm

Max re arranges his defense in prep for our landings, even bringing back troops

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in Russia Max plays the same game, focusing on Air defense

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our landings go pretty much to plan

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Russia on the other hand is terrible :( nothing goes to plan, except maybe one with the para landing

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