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WW2 has begun! Battle Report!

Postby Lord Hyper » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:44 am

This is my map campaign. Basically every game we play will contribute towards the changing map. Each army (british, german, soviet, italian and french) all have their own objectives. I didn't include the Americans because the French army will sort of count as the Americans as if they get defeated they will retreat to England and if they want to retake France like D-Day they take the American place. Just making it one army complicates things less. Plus I will be using American minies to represent the French as I don't have french models. The Italians will also have German models to represent them. The whole campaign will take ages to finish but I'll post a battle report each time something goes on. If a counter has a roman numeral on it it means that it is an army. The game starts in 1940, after the phoney war has finishes and Poland has fallen.

THE STARTING POSITIONS
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1940 FIRST MOVEMENTS
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-Two German armies attack France while Britain sends an army acros the channel to help her ally.
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-A German army attacks the nuetral countries of the Baltics
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-The Soviets invade the neutral countries of the Balkans
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-The Italians wishing to expand their influence in Africa has invaded British Egypt... and this is the battle of Cairo!

BATTLE TURN 1
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-After the end of turn 1
-Five objectives are the two trenches, the bunker and 2 buildings across the river
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-Italian mortars start off with a massive barradge and scatter the British lines causing many casualties, although many over heat.
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-The Italian anti-tank gun fails to damage the cromwells and machinegun fire is exchanged across the river.
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-An italian machinegunner overwatches the British lines
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-Italian troops are ready to take the British heavy mortars head on.
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-British trench troops stubbornly fireback and hold their position against the charging blackshirts.
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-Machineguns fire but to little avail.
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-Italian troops bracing for the oncoming British tank onslaught
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-Italian casualties at the end of turn one totalling at 5 and 1 vehicle
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British casualties at the end of turn one totalling 18 (two are not included here)

thanks and stay tuned for the rest of the battle!
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Re: WW2 has begun! Battle Report!

Postby Lord Hyper » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:33 am

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Italians overrun the British trenches and house.
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Cromwells and Machinegun unleash their endless rain on fire cuasing mass casualties among the italians. (there used to be 10 troops next to that tank)
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The bunker ended with a draw as the Sniper and Rifleman face off.

ITALIAN VICTORY

With no where but the south to retreat, the British second army no longer able to take place in the War in Europe, they will turn southward to face the Italians in Abbysinnia (off the map) A galant victory for the Italians with 4 objectives taken and 1 drawn with non taken by the british. Although the Italians faced heavy losses, the army was still an effective fighting force.

BRITISH THOUGHTS (me trying to remember what he said)
Although I caused mass casualties in the city, my plan was to defend and just take the bunker. Although i rolled poorly alot and the italians got really lucky, i couldnt take the objectives. if the game were to continue my tanks would have rolled in and kiled alot more.

ITALIAN THOUGHTS
That all went to plan, i was abit annoyed when the british galantly defended the bunker resulting it in a draw (the last turn they really fought back hard) and the mistake I had was leaving my rifle squad with too limited cover in the city which resulted in all 10 men wiped out. I should have realised that realstically he wasn't goin gto take it and i could have had those 10 men invested in other areas.

Hope you enjoyed my first complete battle report. Next up with either be the Soviet invasion of the Balkans or the massive battle of France! Stay tuned!
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Re: WW2 has begun! Battle Report!

Postby Chris Guard of Mardat » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:59 am

Great report and pictures, sounds like you had fun, can't wait for more :P :P :P :P :P
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Re: WW2 has begun! Battle Report!

Postby Prime505 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:06 pm

So Jealous right now.. man this is beautiful. :D Thanks for the report.
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Re: WW2 has begun! Battle Report!

Postby Eldarion Telcontar » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:05 pm

What game system are you using?
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Re: WW2 has begun! Battle Report!

Postby Lord Hyper » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:12 am

Thanks guys! It is my own system that I've made up. It is a combination of Flames of War, 40k and Rapid Fire. I've also included a few of my own elemens to it. Theres nothing suprising in the rules. The only 'original' (maybe not) thing is that the turns are done is squads. So you move/shoot/action with 1 squad, then i choose a squad and move/shoot/action. This means that turns are extremely long but ALOT gets done in 1 turn. Large battles only take about 3 turns, which means you must heavily plan your tactics, you never send a squad out on its own because if things go bad, then there will be no support, so i'm quite satisfied with it but they are a few things that still need tweaking.
We just finished another battle, pictures will be up soon!
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Re: WW2 has begun! Battle Report!

Postby Prime505 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:05 am

I think warzone had squad activations.. I used to love that game... i'd agree it makes it more tactical way of playing. So whens the new report Hyper :mrgreen: .
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Re: WW2 has begun! Battle Report!

Postby Lord Hyper » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:14 pm

Thanks, unfortunately the quality of the pictures are poor as my camera is not available at the moment so I had to use my webcam.

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French machinegunners unleash hell but because of their poor positioning fail to do any proper damage.
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The French force the Germans out of the farm with superior firepower but the Germans cling on to the edge.
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The Germans hold the hill with little competition.

There were 3 objectives, bunker, farm and hill all placed in the middle. Basically at the start the germans parachuted in early on in order to slow the french down. They were sucessfull in doing this as they took out a tank and did slow down the French force so they could not react fast, although almost all of the parachutists were wiped out in this process. The hill was practically taken by the germans will little difficulty, the French were too slow in manovering to even come close to competing for it. The farm was in direct line of fire with their machineguns and were dominated by the French and is where the Germans suffered alot of casualties. Although the most epic battle was at the bunker. The germans took it at first but then the French stormed the bunker after destroying the outside defenses, the battle was down to 1 dice, if the Germans did not get that 1 dice roll then the French would have forced them out of the bunker. It was an emensly close battle but in the end it was yet another German victory. Three axis victories in a row, its starting to look alot like history. The casualties were about the same, except the Germans had less men so proportionally they were really low on men by the end of the game, it's only the amount of vehicles that hte Germans were able to overcome this weakness. The British are now France's last hope, if they mange to stop the Germans then a THIRD battle will be placed to see the final fate of France.
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Re: WW2 has begun! Battle Report!

Postby Lord Hyper » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:23 am

Quick update, the soviets have failed their initial attack on the Balkans. Because the Balkans are not controlled by a major power the Soviets are alloewd a second attempt, but it is a little embaressing as the Soviets suffered heavily losses (although the Balkan fighters suffered equel losses)
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Re: WW2 has begun! Battle Report!

Postby Lord Hyper » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:27 am

UPDATE

ARMY POSITIONS AND BATTLE SUMMARIES AT THE END OF 1940 (turn 1):
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-German Third Army takes the Baltics-minimal casualties
-Soviet Army fails to take the Balkans-acceptable casualties.
-Italian Army defeats the British Second Army-heavy casualties to both sides-British army now flees and will take 1 turn to reach the British Isles.
-German First and Second Army defeat the French and British First army-acceptable casualties to both sides-British Army flees to Britain, French Army flees to Algeria.
-TOTAL AXIS VICTORY

ARMY MOVEMENTS AT THE BEGINNING OF 1941 (turn 2):
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-German First Army launches a cross channel attack on the British First Army in Britain.
-French Army launches a cross mediterraean attack on nuetral Spain.
-Soviet Army attacks the nuetral Balkans again.
-German Second Army rests in France.
-German Third Army rests and moves to Poland.
-Italian Army rests and moves to Libya.
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