What a great game! I am sure the feedback on it will be useful too. Thanks for sharing it.Test game 5 with a wild twist. the Chezh's refuse to bow down and as Germany I back off.
Very different dynamics now in the game. Even with Ribbentrof there is not a treaty with
the Soviets, No Memel gain, the Chezh Republic is mildly towards the Allies and not a threat
nor threatened by Germany (I am trying to woo them into the Axis). I had a Theatre with 2
Armies watching their border (they did give up the fortified lines). When Poland collapsed in
1939 (Nobody declared war and Poland was unallied with anybody) Russia asked for a treaty
for E. Poland and i agreed (I like to draw them forward to cut them off in 1941) but they
never implimented the treaty (tho it says its in effect) so i control E. Poland as well. Then
while sitting around waiting for the Soviet border to move Britain, France, and the Low Countries
declare war but are unprepared (so am I in Dec 1939!) All my armies are off center except the
Bitberg HQ and its troops holding from Aachen to the Swiss border. I rapidly redeploy my new
Paris HQ with Heersgruppe A (all the Panzers plus 5 Inf Korps) and they roll across rapidly from
Poland and smack into the Low Countries while my Theatre South (with 2 Armies inc the old
Austrian one rebuilt and strengthened) that was watching the Chezhs I had slam into Luxumburg
and France. Bitburg I had swing around the N. of the Maginot line and sieze Nancy. It was all
over by April 11, 1940.
The Brits did not Exp Force out their units but retained them as a BEF. They did a 16(!!!!) div
attempted invasion of Denmark (a regular occurance in EVERY game so far but usually only 3-4
divisions). Beat that off. France has fallen and Vichy is formed. While my poor OKH Berlin
Theatre with Cavalry, Security divisions, Garrison brigades (only about 100,000 troops) is
nervously holding the Polish/Soviet border.
VERY interersting game that I had expected to go the usual Chezh/Polish/France/Russia route.
Shows what can happen with a change in the political dynamics. Nice game so far but a real
"the world turned on its side" for catching me unawares several times. Now i have to backpedal
and figure out what will happen with Chezhoslovakia and the Russians....
UPDATE: France collapsed completely. No Vichy. I had to scramble to cover all the ports and 1
month later 15 British divisions landed at Brest. My PARIS HQ had 100,000 men assigned to it
for anti-invasion and antipartizan duty (and it needed every friggin man). I had to reinforce my
Brest campaign with the 2nd Panzer Korps to finally clear the Brits out.
The French colonies are rebelling (they can keep them! lol!). I asked the Italians to garrison French
N. Africa and they half-heartedly did so with a few garrison units while still pounding AGAIN at the
Suez Canal (have almost taken it in July 1940!). Canada landed a division at Casablance (say hello
to Rick for me fellas when you buy a beer at his bar....)
Called the game as its dynamics were out of whack for the stock game i was trying to test. Not that
it was not alot of fun but it was wild!!!