- May 2, 2010
Burn those little Brit rats !
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The German generals...
I'm not suggesting an amphibious assault directly on Gibraltar; land adjacent to Gibraltar and then assault.
You can't attack out of neutral territory, and even if the game allowed it, he wouldn't have any supplies, so no attacking through Spain. Spain would need to join the war first.
thats an impressively methodical cull of the UK's forces .... and you're on your way to Egypt
The old adage is certainly true for the Brits: An army marches on its stomach! Failure of the AI to maintain viable supply had been its undoing in many engagements and your (dare I say) textbook approach to keeping them off balance clearly highlights this oft fatal flaw. The march up, through and past the heart of Africa will be interesting to watch.
Impressive performance againsthe British in East Africa. That carrier's aircraft could have stopped your advance dead in South Africa. Was it out of supply? They haven't engaged you on your march north. If they defend like that in Egypt, you'll win big there too.
You've removed pockets of enemy troops and are now ready to move on to other things. I'm looking forward to the Dutch surrender and the formation of the Portuguese East Indies. Lots of raw materials.
I had problems reconquering Italian East Africa because apparently supply had to come from Italy so when I reached the outer areas it was impossible to move any farther than the exterior without a naval invasion
Have you checked if the Britons have abondoned the home isles to defend Africa?
The German generals were standing in line at attention, flinching at every insult. Besides them their Italian counterparts, advisors added to the German General staff, seemed to look desperately for rock to climb under.
“This is a disgrace! Verdammt nochmal!” Hitler was furiously walking up and down the line waving a file bearing the Portuguese flag. “All the superior equipment, our finest Arian soldiers, and look what you have to show for it!” "Look at what our forgotten allies have accomplished. They managed to knock South Africa straight out of the war, conquered almost half of Africa and have bases in the Indies and even in America! You hear me? America! And all that with third rate troops and horses. HORSES!"
Phew, took me over a week to get up to date with this AAR but I must say it was well worth it. Luckily Rennslaer is not the world's fastest updater.
Wow, I must admit I never considered this possible for Portugal. Certainly after the initial shock I had when seeing what you had to start with (IC, research, troops). You are definitely proving to be a skilled tactician and I concur with earlier claims that this should be on every beginners reading list.
It is especially refreshing since there are no tanks. To most of us (I assume) who are used to those magnificent beasts of metal and grease, this almost seems like a look back in history, like the war is actually fought in the 1920's. Although to my own fault I had to realize in my games that in the end I also resorted to cavalry in Africa, when all those shiny tanks were constantly out of fuel.
Is it safe to say that you appear to be the third biggest (VP) or at least most valuable axis member, currently?
Are most of VP for Netherlands situated in mainland Holland or not? If not, is it possible They will actually surrender to you? And when annexed, would you get Holland too? Would be nice.
What the US concerns you might stand some chance if you were to occupy some pivotal points, reinforced with forts. This would make their stepstone invasion techniques rather useless and would protect Lisbon. This all hinges on the big Brothers occupying England and Iceland of course.
Well, keep up the good work!
Burn those little Brit rats !
Very nice! You're really moving in Africa, now. How close is the US to the Allies? The South Africans proved Portuguese amphibious ops could be stopped dead with just a few small warships. The Brits didn't pay attention, but maybe the Americans did? In either case, if the US is in the war there'll doubtless be a few errant squadrons about the Caribbean--precluding your maneuvering there. Have you thought about how to fight the US? They don't have much in the way of vulnerable periphery compared to the UK.
How close is Spain to the Axis? Unless I'm mistaken, their entry would allow German troops onto the Iberian peninsula, correct? It would certainly reduce the risk posed by US or Royal Marines knocking on Lisbon's door. Let the Heer serve as your strategic reserve :rofl:
If I'm not mistaken German, or Spanish troops for that matter, would only divert themselves to Portugal once they sense a serious threat in the form of troops having actually landed. And even then it would take some time since I suppose most of their troops would be occupied in other theatres. You may count on the Spanish home guard though, should not take the long to assist. Or is Spanish-Portuguese infrastructure not that good?
Wow, you've almost completely taken over africa. what do you plan to do next? you appear to be running out of easy targets.
I've been lurking for a while now and can't wait for your next update. This aar is somehow more epic than your Siam one in VIC 2. BTW that was very informative and really taught me alot so thanks!
Anyway back to now. Whats the plan when all those soft exposed territories of the old powers are yours? Whats the plan when the usa joins? fight or flight? Can I recommend picking on the weak south America countries like Uruguay if the US joins . Will you be entrenched with your allies in the SU when barborrasa happens or do you see the allies as your prey. IMHO your next target should be Invading New Zealand....................anyways you probably wont reveal your upcoming strategy (and that's how it should be, as I like surprises, except for that time when I came home to find a tiger in my Bathtub, that wasn't fun) but when you do it will blow our socks off...........................oh yeeeeeeaah!
Any ways I'm ranting a bit.
So if you take one thing from this post let it be this,
Fair enough. That was a pretty good read, I could see things going like that if the AI would actually move into the theater to help the Portuguese advance.
As for Rensslaer, that's an amazing job you're doing with Portugal. Can't wait for the next update!