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Subject: "Ever Hear..." - Part 5: rss

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Chris Robert
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Well France, I have good news and bad news. Bad news first? OK, Germany absolutely choked your ass out this turn. Lille was finally reduced, the Maginot was torn down from the west, Paris got whacked, Brest was felt up, Rundstedt peed in the Loire and pooped in the Garonne, and French losses totaled 3 INF, 4 GAR, Billotte, Georges, an ARM, 2 ART, 2 MIL, a MECH, the entire air force, and a partridge in a pear tree. Germans losses: 2 INF, von Bock's hat knocked askew, and a panzer threw a tread west of Lyon.

The good news? NO VICHY FOR YOU!!! German forces speeding toward the Spanish border indicate an intended Iberian vacation for several panzer armies. An INF, a MTN and an INF DIV squire off to Algeria and eject the Italians from Oran. French Fleet consolidates in the Western Med...

...and are joined by a large CW fleet, who together bushwack the Italian Fleet! Naval losses for Italy total the following: 2 CON, Conte di Cavour, Zara, and Guilio Cesare blown to little pieces, and Vittorio Veneto, Littorio, Pola, and a TRS damaged. On land, the Italians lost a GAR, TER and an INF DIV, as their East African empire evaporates. Entire Libyan army out-of-supply. Hasta la pasta!

Not all was went Germany's way this turn, however. Hitler made a super frowny-face when Russian reindeer chasing patrols crossed into Finland and started tearing things up. Big invasion force + summer weather = no repeat of real-life Winter '39-40 campaign! A SKI DIV is all that remains of the Finnish Army: move limits and a German INF sealifted to Helsinki are all that prevent a KO of Finland - Uncle Joe wants the whole country! Soviets lose an INF.

Japanese get supply back to Si-An and root out the MIL and GAR that remain. Lan-Chow is a bridge too far, so Japan shuffles some units around, sending some pretty big boppers to the sparsely defended frontier with Russia. Probably nothing to worry about...

CW cleans up the East African mess. Eritrea, F. Somali Coast and I. Somaliland are liberated. Canadians land in Tunisia and Australians reinforce Europe. Winny smokes a big pimp cigar, and is too drunk to note complete failure of Bomber Command to hit the broad side of a barn on multiple runs into Brussels.

On the advice of Milo Minderbinder, US seizes Greenland & Iceland in order to corner the world market in countries with 'Green' and/or 'Ice' in their name. They also choose lend/lease to China, but still don't have convoys setup to deliver the goods. No new partisans. German builds focus on naval units and bombers.
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Crusss Daddy wrote:
July - August '40

Hasta la pasta!


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Crusss Daddy wrote:

Not all was went Germany's way this turn, however. Hitler made a super frowny-face when Russian reindeer chasing patrols crossed into Finland and started tearing things up. Big invasion force + summer weather = no repeat of real-life Winter '39-40 campaign! A SKI DIV is all that remains of the Finnish Army: move limits and a German INF sealifted to Helsinki are all that prevent a KO of Finland - Uncle Joe wants the whole country! Soviets lose an INF.


Couldn't Germany have told Finland to give up without a fight? Given that Russians who are going to demand the borderlands tend to set up with the hindsight of knowing exactly how tough the Finnish army is, it tends to be that giving up before the first shots are fired is the only way to go, no?

I like your writing style, though. Lots of nice little gags to laugh at
 
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