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    I have never before really understood CVs for Germany but that Invasion of Gibraltar at the start of the war was something I never realized. Epic!

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    get it on Amoral! We're waiting...

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    Really interesting, I'll certainly follow.

    Are you currently building anything? Could you perhaps add a screen of your current budget?

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    It is so quiet here? Some vacation?
    There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.
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    Great AAR. I really like the combination of text in pictures. Makes it very easy to follow along. Keep up the great work! I too am tempted to try to duplicate this approach just to try it out.
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    I learned a lot from this AAR, would love to see you keep going.

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    I have started to make a PDF from this AAR so let the updates comming. When the AAR is finished I will make a link where you can download this AAR just like I did with Misterbeans tutorial.
    There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.
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    Subscribed. Very interested on learning some tricks!

    Ty for sharing with us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amoral View Post
    I'm glad everyone likes the AAR . But I want to emphasize that in a singleplayer game this may (or may not) be a very strong strategy, but it suffers from not being terribly fun. I only have 3 different kinds of divisions and my navy is homogenous. It is hard to form any sort of attachment to any ship or division when everything is an identical cog in a big machine. I think there are 'better' ways to play, creating more variety in your forces also creates more interesting situations.

    You don't have to take things to extremes to get benefits from understanding practical knowledge.
    It is just ruthless German efficiency!!!

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    The most interesting prewar build up I have ever seen

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    I found this fascinating also. I don't have ftm yet, but am looking forward to when I do get it.
    I notice it has been awhile. Hope he is only on vacation and nothing bad has happened.

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    I found this fascinating also. I don't have ftm yet, but am looking forward to when I do get it.
    I notice it has been awhile. Hope he is only on vacation and nothing bad has happened.
    No, no. Nothing bad. This game is not terribly interesting though, so I just have not been motivated to continue it. That might change, or this might stay on hiatus until the expansion comes out.

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    Too bad, you are presenting a very different path for German production and diplomacy. I think most of us are enjoying it very much and would encourage you to continue just to see how it turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amoral View Post
    No, no. Nothing bad. This game is not terribly interesting though, so I just have not been motivated to continue it.
    Last time I checked you were simultaneously attacking 8 different countries in early 1939, including some massive sea battles. Also you had one of the most interesting pre-war buildups I've ever seen, which will result in a monstrously strong Germany by the early '40s. You plan to switch to USA later on to see if you can destroy your self-created Frankenstein.

    ...

    I don't see how this can be uninteresting?

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    Wow how is this not interesting to keep playing?

    The mechanics in this AAR have blown my mind. So much to consider.

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    The action at Alexandria is awesome to imagine.
    He-51 carrier launched bi-planes are flying a night scouting mission over Alexandria, to determine the state of the British fleet. The weather says rain, but I prefer to think of it as a great Haboob sweeping across the delta.



    They take accurate fire from two Anti-Aircraft emplacements. They are also intercepted by Fairey Swordfish launched by the 4 escort carriers in port. But unless his CAGs are better than mine, these are ineffective at night in the dust storm(3 air attack at 42% vs 6 air defense at 147% defend).



    Several pilots reported hits, but it is unlikely any bomb really found its Mark. Germany has not developed air dropped torpedos or an effective light bomb, and so the HE-51 only has a sea attack of 4. With the interception and night-time bad weather they are attacking at only 21%. This means they got slightly less than 1 attack per round. And they were soon stripped of what little ORG they had and started taking losses.

    The real mission was to gather intel though. Considering the confusion that must have reigned (the wing lost 10 planes) the photographs brought back are unrealistically good. However, the news is bad.



    Ramilles, Hood and Renown are all at harbour. Hood shows significant battle damage from the port strike launched on June 19th. But repair crews are working under lamps to get her battle ready. Renown was Hit by several bombs (at 75% STR) on June 19th, but now her paint is not even scratched. Resolution is not spotted, and that reinforces the Italian claim to have sunk her in a battle off the coast of Palestine.



    Four Escort carriers were spotted. Collosus and Eagle are both undamaged, but two previously unknown ships, Venerable and Glory, both show significant damage.

    There are ten heavy cruisers, mostly county class. Six are ready to fight. With 28 escorts available, the AI is unlikely to run out, even though several are badly damaged. No transports are spotted.

    Along with these ships spotted in port the RN has two other fleets composed of capital ships mixed with light carriers. The Italians chewed up one near Palestine, and claim to have sunk the battleship Resolution. And Royal Oak and her group are trying to break my blockade of the port. British production is not strained, and it seems like full IC has been allocated to repairs. Trying to port strike this behemoth to death will not work.

    WIth my 6 carriers, 2 cruisers and 14 light cruisers, backed by the Regia Marina's 8 battleships, 14 heavy cruisers, 41 escorts, and 22 submarines I think I have a quantative and qualative edge in ships. However, I can't count on the Italians to maintain a blockade. After the next load of troops is ashore at Tobruk I'm going to retreat to port and reorganize.
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    Outstanding, glad to see this one get rolling again

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    Welcome back!

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    How do you access that list of Strategic Effects?
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