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Subject: The Great Spanish Deception: Winds of Winter rss

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Steven Bensdorp
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It has been a while but here is a new report.

Nov/Dec 1942 Weather 9, 11, 10, it is a short turn so I'll discuss events for each front instead of each impulse.

Allies win the initiative.

East Front
USSR lacks the white print units so they stay cautious, no attacks are made this turn. A combined later on sees a successful battle in the Baltic where the Russian navy sinks 2 convoy's and aborts the third.

Germany goes on a successful partisan hunt and rails elite units, SS armor and the Brandenburg division, to the front. A naval action restores the Baltic convoy line. The Bismark fails to find.

Atlantic/Med

CW, US and French all take a naval. Lots of transports through the med and the French surface fleet patrols the North Sea (where it will fail to find anything for the next two years, we are in 1944 at the moment). The German submarine fleet has been decimated so all threats to the Allied convoy lines must go through the North Sea.

Italy uses the storm in the Med to sink the Intrepid and the St Louis and Louisville. The US only damages the Taranto. This however does not prevent any of the troop movements and CW corpses land in France and Egypt. They also send a corps to Athens and the division there to Egypt.

Pacific

Japan prepares for the assault on the last CW stronghold in India. China tries to distract the Japanese with an attack on the Burma territorial and advances to the outskirts of Rangoon. This does not prevent the Japanese from railing in another HQ and Mech to the siege of Calcutta.

US entry: Reinforce the Philippines

Jan/Feb 1943
Weather 12, 12, Axis win initiative.

Pacific

Japan attacks Calcutta with offensive points, massive naval and air support and the para corps. 100-20 in the rain +2 an 11 rolled and the city falls. India has been conquered before the US and Japan are at war.

After the fall of India Japan is setting up for war with the US. Convoy's and a big portion of the fleet redeploy towards new bases. They also reinforce the Marshall's with a militia, causes additional US entry but who cares at this point.

The US reinforces their Pacific holdings, reinforce is played during the US entry phase, the Philippines get additional troops, LA militia and a division. If they succeed in defending Manila that would be a big blow. There are already lots of subs in the South China sea but the peace holds.

Europe

Italy fails to find anything thus the Germans rebase some naval air to the Med. The eastern front sees some fresh troops as well. However the unimpressed USSR takes a combined to search the convoy's in the Baltic but fails. The Western Allies keep pouring troops into France. The US presence on the Western Front will be a big issue. Hopefully Japan will be able to distract them enough.



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