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384 7/7/2017 2:36:00 PM Turn 1 G Message I don't tend to counter attack much - but I think I need to do it more. Too hot, too cold - I guess we could both use some goldilocks.

This map, I considered Germans way ahead. Thus I was playing to mitigate risk rather than max upside. Thus I think I only did one assault the whole game and needed -5 or better for OR.
383 7/7/2017 10:45:00 AM Turn 1 A Message Your German play is another inspiration to me on my road back to my roots. The Germans have to preserve their units, and I have gotten away from that in my German play. I'm re-tooling my way back to it. Almost there.
382 7/7/2017 10:43:00 AM Turn 1 A Message Interesting, and validating to me, that we both saw the game identically. I would like to have been a little more sound tactically, would like to have seen another strategic option to waste an impulse on exploring, but yeah. I don't know that I saw it as a Cara game immediately, but I saw it as a Cara game at the opening of the 7th through the end.
381 7/7/2017 10:24:00 AM Turn 1 G Message I don't think there's anything you could differently that would have given allies win. Sword and Omaha lost dday and the allies never got red hot dice sequence to catch up.

The tilly snatch was excellent move - I was hoping you would try something else.

At all times - from 6g0 to 10g9 - I considered it a cara game.

I was watching pont - almost reinforced last pulse and planned to regroup a couple inf to jores. If you contested lo I would have reinforced pont.


380 7/7/2017 8:01:00 AM Turn 1 A Message This was a good game for me to lose. It exposed the lack of depth to my Allied game. I'm a creative player, and I can come up with neat Allied tricks, and I can close out a good Allied board like a mother fucker. But in a game where I'm behind and where my trick doesn't work (here my double impulse hail mary into Caumont, for example), I end up not prioritizing my impulses well, and I wish I had been able to develop a more ruthless impulse prioritization and an earlier alternate path to a win. It might not have happened for me, but I confess that I never even "saw" a win other than the standard, once I had made that Tilly decision.
379 7/7/2017 7:54:00 AM Turn 1 A Message A handful of things that I will revisit:

1) I simply can't let Sword hang around so long.

2) I could have lengthened the 8th, but I didn't, and I should have.

3) I made an early strategic choice that the game would go to "par" instead of for the Caen surround, when I assaulted Tilly instead of contesting Caen. I think I stand by that choice. I thought Merville and Carentan were likely to fall at that time, although uncontested Caen would mean the Brits couldn't get adventurous.

4) I'm done with my clever little experiment of not taking the Merville <> Sword bridge during the night phase. Too clever is not a good thing.

5) There was a moment, as late as my Carentan whiff with nav bombardment on 10AA, when I could have pivoted all of that arty to Pont or to Montebourg and see what happens. Once again, I got cute through Utah, and those units never did what they are supposed to do. In my mind's eye, there is a super creative handful of unexplored options to blast through Pont or to blast through Montebourg or to take Carentan without any pressure from Omaha. I know I'll have supply problems, but I still think I can make it happen. There's a Utah "twin towers" scenario still out there for me to crack. But I failed (again) this time. Sigh.
378 7/7/2017 7:47:00 AM Turn 1 A Message I thought all the way up until sometime on about the 9th when I couldn't contest Carentan that I was going to get a win the standard way: par + Tilly. Not that I thought necessarily it was tilted my way, but I thought I had a real shot at it.

In a way, that would be bad for competitive Breakout, because this was a pretty nice German opening, with poor Allied results on the beaches and a weather change on the 6th. The Allies should be behind early in this one, and unless there is a mistake or some tremendous luck, the Allies should lose.
377 7/7/2017 7:43:00 AM Turn 1 A Message I'll resign.

Let's chat about how we see the board right now. At WBC, I would play this out and I would work for a win in this way:

- Contest St. Lo in something like a 15:15 assault on the 11th. Ideally I would bombard Catz first and clear it with a single unit peeled off of the Isigny strike force in the same impulse. But you might choose to fight for Catz now, so it's not a sure thing.

- Contest Caumont to partially isolate the VPs in Foret and Bayeux. Take both of the latter on the 12th.

- Take Merville, which is only about a 25% chance if you choose to fight hard for it.

- Hope that you don't stuff Pont l'Abbe, and then on the 12th, focus on Pont for the last VP, possibly pivoting the 11th American reinforcements to Utah for this.

I'm not even sure I'd play it out at WBC. Maybe I'd put the American reinforcements off Utah and see if I could get an early weather change that would make Pont l'Abbe less defendable.

Dang. As I'm writing this, and I see everything that has to happen, I'm not so sure the best Allied hail mary isn't to just focus on Carentan and Merville. Probably can take Catz on the 11th and probably that means American corps artillery hit Carentan from both sides on the 12th and hope for a miracle.

I think it's under 5% for the Allies now. Carentan (or Pont + Foret) will fall 5% of the time or less, and I'd still need Merville.


376 7/7/2017 7:27:00 AM Turn 1 A Message Up one on the dice is 3 down to 2 CPs for bocage.

Day ends. 2 CPs to you in Foret.



375 7/7/2017 7:24:00 AM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
That's an overrun and the day will end. Move 90/358 to Omaha to Grandcamp on the OR.

Now for the real thing... 2AR/CCA armor leads 3x 29th div infantry to Trev and into Foret @ 11:9...
374 7/7/2017 7:23:00 AM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
10A9 Act. Omaha Beach. 90/358 moves to Port en Bessin and checks the weath- er, assaults @ 5:1...
373 7/7/2017 12:27:00 AM Turn 1 G Message over to 10a9
372 7/7/2017 12:26:00 AM Turn 1 G Message this seems crazy...but the germans will pass.

i know there are juicy targets
bomb isig
bomb cara
assault isig



371 7/6/2017 9:32:00 PM Turn 1 A Message Flips the target, keeps the turn going, wastes a pip. I have taken the liberty of flipping the target on the map. 10G9 up.

Man, a fella really should have more to show for a C thru 9 or more day.
370 7/6/2017 9:31:00 PM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
10A8 Act. Pont l'Abbe, bombard the 91st inf @ 5:3...
369 7/6/2017 2:53:00 PM Turn 1 G Message Target d1

Over to 10a8
368 7/6/2017 2:52:00 PM Turn 1 G Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from G:
Taxman cometh to isig. Target biggest inf.

4-1
367 7/6/2017 2:51:00 PM Turn 1 G Message Blood retreats to houl
Coastal elim
366 7/6/2017 6:35:00 AM Turn 1 A Message 2 CPs to you in Merville, turn/wx hold. 10G8 up.
365 7/6/2017 6:35:00 AM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
10A7 Act. Sword, move 27th arm into Merville and assault @ 6:4... your choice of lead after roll...
364 7/5/2017 1:21:00 AM Turn 1 G Message over to 10a7
363 7/5/2017 12:58:00 AM Turn 1 G Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from G:
zone e mud move.

perier. l slow pink inf, corps arty
lo. 1 slow pink inf, pink arty, bridge roll isig
zone c. fast gray inf
flak sit. aa commander is informed that there is no supply at divisional destination. hold current position. roger that.

362 7/5/2017 12:26:00 AM Turn 1 A Message Motivated. Bridge flips to Allied control.

10G7 up. Weather is overcast.
361 7/5/2017 12:25:00 AM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from A:
OR and a weather change.

On the OR, try to seize the St. Lo br on a 6...
360 7/5/2017 12:23:00 AM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
10A6 Act. Omaha Beach... 1/26 moves to Grandcamp and into Isigny to assault @@ 7:3...
359 7/4/2017 2:01:00 PM Turn 1 G Message d1 pak to d2 and retreat
2 brown inf retreat

move in both flak and tank from per

over to 9a6
358 7/4/2017 6:45:00 AM Turn 1 A Message In for 4 CPs, and the turn/wx hold. 10G6 up.
357 7/4/2017 6:44:00 AM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
Well, I need to do this before the weather changes, if it's going to change, so...

10A5 Act. Utah Beach, move 2x 4th div, 2x 2nd div, and 1x 90th div through St. Mere and into Carentan, supported by 1st div and 2nd div arty (leaving 90th div arty fresh) @ 15:13...
356 7/4/2017 6:41:00 AM Turn 1 A Message I think you made the right call by not using the advantage there at Merville.

I considered going all in to try to kill the 3 units in Isigny in one shot, but you had your artillery waiting, so I didn't. That was my pas de deux reference. You were effectively daring me to try. I thought it was a cool little moment. If I roll up there, to take the advantage, and you roll down on a bombardment, big swing my way. But if it goes the other way, I don't clear, and you destroy my army. But I am behind and desperate, so I might have taken the bait.
355 7/3/2017 5:15:00 PM Turn 1 G Message that dumb port coastal is a pain in my ass. especially so since germans hold advantage. there a bunch of stuff I would have done differently...such as i'd toss a second unit into isigny...but I can't bc it would give you triple.

would you have used adv on the +6 merv bomb? I tend to be stingy with advantage, perhaps to a fault. when I grow up I want to be a hoarder.
354 7/3/2017 5:11:00 PM Turn 1 G Message krauts all stay home in merv

rockets move from a to b

over to 10a5


353 7/3/2017 1:00:00 PM Turn 1 G Message I'm pretty sure I will not voluntarily retreat and pass but I need to wait until home to count steps and supply

Nice French term - I love stuff like that. But I don't get your meaning - I thought I was denying you shot at triple - that's primary reason I reinforced isig
352 7/3/2017 11:55:00 AM Turn 1 A Message Stalemate. I'll retreat everybody out except the D1 lead tank. Map coming up. Turn/wx hold. 10G5 up.
351 7/3/2017 11:54:00 AM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
Yeah, I agree. Fun turn. Not a 50/50 game, but still a fun turn.

Interesting little pas de deux we had there in Isigny, with you offering a gambit for a triple, and me declining it to go in light.

Makes an early turn end or weather change super risky for me.

10A4 Act. Sword. 4th armor leads all 3 inf (2x 3rd div, 1x 51st div) into Merville @ 10:6...
350 7/3/2017 11:23:00 AM Turn 1 G Message It seems like this day has extraordinarily tension. Maybe bc the allies have little margin of error to stay in game - so every roll feels critical.

I pass over to 10a4
349 7/3/2017 7:26:00 AM Turn 1 A Message Stuffed, D1, all 5 retreat to SME. Now move 1st arty to Utah Beach.

Turn/wx hold. Over to 10G4.
348 7/3/2017 7:25:00 AM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
10A3 Act. SME.

4/12 leads 4x 101st division into Carentan @ 12:13...
347 7/3/2017 12:05:00 AM Turn 1 G Message over to 10a3
346 7/3/2017 12:04:00 AM Turn 1 G Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from G:
blow bridges isig

catz, jean
345 7/3/2017 12:03:00 AM Turn 1 G Message 3 retreats to fulfill cp. gray inf stays behind, other 3 to lo.

344 7/2/2017 10:14:00 PM Turn 1 A Message (I wrote 1/18, map has 1/16, but they're identical, so I'll just leave the map and rewrite the regimental histories.)
343 7/2/2017 10:12:00 PM Turn 1 A Message 3 CPs to the defense in Isigny. 10G3 up.
342 7/2/2017 10:12:00 PM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
Repaired, with the +2 mod.

1/18 and 90/357 move into Isigny and assault @ 7:7...
341 7/2/2017 10:10:00 PM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from A:
10A2-2 Act. Grandcamp, repair Isigny causeway...


340 7/2/2017 9:58:00 PM Turn 1 G Message pass

over to 10a2 no more dux
339 7/2/2017 9:55:00 PM Turn 1 G Message coastal d2 and flipped pink inf d1
338 7/2/2017 6:27:00 PM Turn 1 A Message 4 APs starting with the lead, blood. No map from me.

10G2-2 up.
337 7/2/2017 6:26:00 PM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
10A2-1 Act. Merville, Br air bombards @ 5:1, tgt the spent 12ss/26 (blood)...
336 7/2/2017 5:32:00 PM Turn 1 G Message speedy yellow and Quasimodo d1

over to 10a2 dux

merv troops look to the sky...incoming!
335 7/2/2017 5:30:00 PM Turn 1 G Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from G:
caen vader bombs speedy yellow inf.

6-4
334 7/2/2017 5:25:00 PM Turn 1 G Message both fresh flip
coastal d1
both d1 inf to d2
333 7/2/2017 3:08:00 PM Turn 1 A Message 8 APs to Merville. No map. 10G2-1 up.
332 7/2/2017 3:07:00 PM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
10A2, activate Merville, bombard with Brit navy, target blood at 8:1...
331 7/2/2017 2:59:00 PM Turn 1 G Message foret gray inf reinforce isig

over to 10a2

i'm off to the beach
330 7/2/2017 2:57:00 PM Turn 1 G Message 4 flips and 2 inf d1

blood and arty stay fresh
329 7/2/2017 2:53:00 PM Turn 1 A Message 10 APs to you.

No map from me. Any bombardment you wish to re-roll, it goes without saying that you can just do it and proceed.
328 7/2/2017 2:52:00 PM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
10A1 Act. Merville, bombard with 51st arty @ 6:2, tgt the fresh flak...
327 7/2/2017 2:47:00 PM Turn 1 G Message ha, good "luck management"
326 7/2/2017 2:45:00 PM Turn 1 G Message lo papa smurf reinforces isig

over to 9a1
325 7/2/2017 2:41:00 PM Turn 1 A Message er, just to show "off" :)
324 7/2/2017 2:40:00 PM Turn 1 A Message 4 APs wastes one, just to show up. 10G1 up.
323 7/2/2017 2:40:00 PM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
10A0-1 Act. Isigny, bombard from Grandcamp with V/xxx arty @ 9:1,tgt 77th inf...

First roll in long time that I hope I don't really have to sweat...
322 7/2/2017 2:38:00 PM Turn 1 G Message zone e

one slow pinkie to d

that's all

over to 10a0 dux

321 7/2/2017 2:33:00 PM Turn 1 A Message This is funny... when I asked you to specify your Caen retreats, I was thinking I had caused disruptions. I mean, 5 CPs, come on. ;)

Easiest. 5 CPs. Evah.
320 7/2/2017 2:32:00 PM Turn 1 A Message Three APs to you, tgt to spent, and some lucky winner to D1. Over to you. No map.
319 7/2/2017 2:32:00 PM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
10A0 Act. Carentan, bombard with US air @ 5:2, tgt the 243rd (brown) fresh inf...
318 7/2/2017 2:28:00 PM Turn 1 G Message over to 10a0
317 7/2/2017 2:26:00 PM Turn 1 G Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from G:
blow bay
316 7/2/2017 2:16:00 PM Turn 1 A Message 7 APs to the defense, 1 will be lost. No map from me this time, either. 10G0 up.
315 7/2/2017 2:16:00 PM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
10AA-1 Act. Carentan, bombard with corps arty from SME @ 9:6, tgt the top 243rd inf...
314 7/2/2017 2:11:00 PM Turn 1 G Message whiff

over to 9aa dux
313 7/2/2017 2:11:00 PM Turn 1 G Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from G:
blow bay
312 7/2/2017 2:08:00 PM Turn 1 A Message Whiff. Back to you. No map. 10AA-1 up.
311 7/2/2017 2:08:00 PM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
10AA Act. Carentan, bombard with US Nav @ 8:2. Tgt one of the fresh 243rd inf...
310 7/2/2017 2:03:00 PM Turn 1 G Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from G:
blow bay
309 7/2/2017 2:00:00 PM Turn 1 A Message 3 APs gets the target only.

10GA up. I don't know if I would have your CPs right from Caen, so I won't send a map this time. I'll use your next map, or if you spell out the state & where they went from Caen, I'll upate it with my next one.
308 7/2/2017 1:59:00 PM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
10AB Act. Isigny, bombard from Grandcamp with 29th arty, tgt 91/6FS... Let's call it Maryland BBQ (29th infantry division was raised mostly in Maryland, I believe.)

5:1...
307 7/2/2017 1:45:00 PM Turn 1 G Message over to 9ab
306 7/2/2017 1:44:00 PM Turn 1 G Message whiff by a mile. brit navy wonders why germans are shelling the ocean
305 7/2/2017 1:43:00 PM Turn 1 G Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from G:
lehr arty bombs brett

4-1
304 7/2/2017 1:41:00 PM Turn 1 G Message iron and yellow arty retreat to borg
lemondrop retreats to evercy

7 fresh stay in caen
303 7/2/2017 1:13:00 PM Turn 1 A Message That was a resignation, if I roll down 5.

5 CPs to you in Caen.

10GB up.
302 7/2/2017 1:12:00 PM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
10AC, Act. Juno, throw everything into Caen @ 23:19...

7/22 arm leads 7/131st, 50th x 3 inf, 3ca x 3, 56th, supported by 7/arty, 3ca/arty, 50/arty, and both corps arty, for 23 total...

Against 7 lead + 8 add'l fresh + 4 TEM = 19...

Let's rock.


301 7/2/2017 12:53:00 PM Turn 1 G Message i'm still having fun this map. and I need the late game practice. and I want to see how you approach this riddle.
300 7/2/2017 12:48:00 PM Turn 1 G Message whiff

over to 10ac
299 7/2/2017 12:48:00 PM Turn 1 G Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from G:
rockets arrive in A

blow bay/trev
298 7/2/2017 12:05:00 PM Turn 1 A Message Yeah, this is actually probably more fun at this point for me than for you, because it's a loss unless I can make some magic happen. And it's fun making magic, or trying to. If it doesn't at least get interesting this turn, we won't just go with a 95/5 math slog.
297 7/2/2017 11:42:00 AM Turn 1 A Message regroups in the folder. 10GC up.
296 7/2/2017 11:25:00 AM Turn 1 A Message Makes it.
295 7/2/2017 11:24:00 AM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from A:
Regroup 51st inf ashore at Sword against 1 point...
294 7/2/2017 10:19:00 AM Turn 1 G Message we haven't discussed strategy this map much...

it's hard to say much. allies have got some rolls, but not nearly enough. tough map for ike.

293 7/2/2017 10:10:00 AM Turn 1 G Message over to 9a regroups
292 7/2/2017 9:41:00 AM Turn 1 G Message oh I see. you're right.
291 7/2/2017 9:32:00 AM Turn 1 A Message Yes, after I saw that I was stuffed to end the day, I moved 3/8 through Douvres to convert.
290 7/2/2017 9:17:00 AM Turn 1 G Message do the allies control douv? I thought it was still german.
289 7/2/2017 8:28:00 AM Turn 1 A Message Notes are in the log.
288 7/2/2017 8:26:00 AM Turn 1 A Message Saving 29, for 73 total, purchasing 3 impulses, leaving 43. Day starts on C.
287 7/2/2017 8:24:00 AM Turn 1 A Edit Reserve Supply A: from 44 to 43
G: from 33 to 33
286 7/2/2017 8:16:00 AM Turn 1 A Message Got one arty in air supply, neither bridge (+1 marker to Colo)
285 7/2/2017 8:16:00 AM Turn 1 A Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from A:
air refits, needing 5+ due to impulse of sun...

Utah, both arty (d1, d2); they will both refit even if I miss.

Bridge repairs:

d3: Grandcamp causeway 4+
d4: Colombieres br 5+

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