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Yoper

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Third time may be the charm
« on: May 10, 2013, 04:46:27 AM »
We are into our third game of the latest revival of playing this game.

Again it is a Europe only '39 game in which I am the Allies and Eric is the Axis.

We are at a crucial point (Turn 19- Allied half) of the game.  I am still pushing to finish off the Axis presence in North Africa and should be dropping into Western Europe this turn.

I pulled back from the frontier on the Eastern Front with the Soviets and in doing so I saved my troops.  But that also gave the Germans a chance to sit there for a while and work hard to prevent the WA from putting more pressure on in the Med. 

Germans finally attacked in the winter of '43/'44 after I returned my garrison to the border.  So we shall see how the action there affects the defense of the Atlantic Coast. 

The VP clock started ticking in turn 13 and will now start narrowing down.  But even with that we will still play it out to see how well I can do in getting to Berlin.

An interesting note to this game is that this is the first time that anyone in our group has built the V rocket unit.  It took us a while to decide that the rules talk about this unit being something that can be used multiple times. 

At first we were under the impression that it was a one time shot unit.  Spend 5 PPs to get a chance at 1d6?  That didn't make any sense to us, but with the usual reading of the "Mark" rules I picked up that the unit can't retreat from a battle.  So that must mean that the unit is something that is around for more than one turn.

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Re: Third time may be the charm
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 04:24:08 PM »
 :)

I also read the V-2 as being the production/launch facility, which is static.  The actual rockets just represent the "ammo".

Still, you would need a couple of good rolls to make it worth it, which you might not get, especially with the Allies looking for some new vacation homes in France.

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Re: Third time may be the charm
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 01:16:46 AM »
Well, the places that now have the V rocket launchers are territories that have more than enough German units to keep them safe. :'(

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Re: Third time may be the charm
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013, 03:02:48 AM »
Well, it took longer than it should have to get onto the Continent but the Western Allies finally did it in Sicily and Brest. 

An ill-planned attack into Brest in late '44 was turned back at sea when the air cover was inadequate to even allow the ships to get to the landing beaches.   A better managed invasion was done in the summer of '45 and Paris was retaken in the Fall.  Meanwhile Sicily was taken in Summer '45 after the Spring '45 liberation of Crete.  Sardinia was taken in the winter of '44/'45 but lost back to the Italians in the Summer of '45.

The Soviets are poised to move into Poland as the Germans fall back in the East.  Smaller flanking forces have taken Belgrade and Bulgaria after earlier having taken Romania.

The Allies are poised to be on top of Berlin in three turns which is where we had adjusted the victory scale turn order based on the US entry.  But there was at least one turn when the Axis would have met the victory conditions, so my incompetence is shown for all to see.

We should have our third player back next week for the first time in months so the game is probably done at this point.  It would be nice to get in one more session to finish this one off, but this one at least shows me that I am closer to actually getting my game together.   
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Re: Third time may be the charm
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 12:31:53 PM »
Im proud of you man... 8)