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65 11/8/2019 6:44:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message Looking for you R+T air + Naval. my navy didn't move and previously sent my air.
64 11/6/2019 7:03:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message we still have opposing air units in a contested combat hex. Both air must retreat unless the engaged air take an extra hit then you can stay for the next round of combat with option to switch units.
63 11/6/2019 12:16:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message 1r-0 you have to decide first?
62 11/6/2019 12:12:00 PM Turn 1 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Axis:
Airbase attack at DD17

B9 col 0
61 11/4/2019 1:12:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message 20X takes the hit retreat to HH17
13 to NN17
1VVS to NN17

Airbase attack to resolve at DD17 vs 3 VVS +2 for defenders
60 11/4/2019 1:12:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message 20X takes the hit retreat to HH17
13 to NN17
1VVS to NN17

Airbase attack to resolve at DD17 vs 3 VVS +2 for defenders
59 11/4/2019 10:35:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 8

6
2
4
4
1
4
6
1


Message from Axis:
Ground combat

1st die B4 col 0
2nd die B3 col 4
3rd die B1 col 5
4th die B2 col 7
5th die B7 col 6
6th die B6 col 4
7th die B5 col 6
8th die B8 col 2
58 11/4/2019 10:31:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Message Both air units elim

B4 ground combat will be col 0

57 11/4/2019 10:30:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Axis:
B4 Air to Air col 0
56 10/15/2019 8:17:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Message Sorry that I did not specify

1) FF15 is an air attack on the railways

2) The "Do Not Use" is for the B Fleet(3-3-7). The 41PZ moved into Tallinin during exploitation where the B Fleet was anchored.
55 10/14/2019 9:38:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message what was your air mission at FF15? It wasn't listed as an attack?
Was there a mission at RR15 that caused the DO NOT USE marker or is this a hold over from last turn?
54 10/9/2019 8:43:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Message 2/1 5IC elim, 46PZ now 4 hits

NP R&T for Soviet air units, 3, 1, 4
53 10/9/2019 8:40:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Axis:
B9 col +1
52 9/30/2019 1:37:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message B9 Russians Stay B11 retreat to DD12
51 9/30/2019 1:21:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message Lots of high rolls
50 9/30/2019 12:41:00 PM Turn 1 Axis Message Jul 1941 Axis attack results

1st die B1 col +4 0/1r 17Ic elim
2nd die B3 col +2 0/1 13Ic elim
3rd die B4 col +4 0/2r 6IC elim
4th die B5 col +2 0/2r 3IC elim
5th die B9 col +1 2/1 Axis stays, Soviet stays?
6th die B8 col +4 0/2 21IC elim
7th die B7 col +5 0/2 28IC elim
8th die B6 col +5 1/2 12IC elim
9th die B11 col +4 0/2 Axis stays, Soviet stays?
49 9/30/2019 12:29:00 PM Turn 1 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 9

4
4
6
6
1
5
5
2
5


Message from Axis:
Remaining Jul 1941 Axis attacks

1st die B1 col +4
2nd die B3 col +2
3rd die B4 col +4
4th die B5 col +2
5th die B9 col +1
6th die B8 col +4
7th die B7 col +5
8th die B6 col +5
9th die B11 col +4
48 9/30/2019 12:17:00 PM Turn 1 Axis Message 16AC elim, 48Pz advances to W8

End of blitz attacks, normal attacks to follow
47 9/30/2019 12:16:00 PM Turn 1 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Axis:
Blitz attacks continue with roll for B2

B10 - 41pz will not pursue but will convert RR in DD12

B2 - 48Pz will pursue 16AC in W7, pend RR covnersion and attack again, col +5, 48Pz has 1MP left
46 9/27/2019 9:36:00 AM Turn 1 Soviets Message B2 0/1r retreat to ?W7
B10 1/1 stay or retreat? PP11
45 9/27/2019 9:17:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Message B2 0/1r retreat to ?
B10 1/1 stay or retreat?
44 9/27/2019 9:15:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Axis:
Jul 1941 Axis Combat

Blitz combats first
1st die B2 col +5
2nd die B10 col +4

43 9/11/2019 10:06:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Message Await Soviet R&T and exploitation
42 9/11/2019 10:05:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Message Jun 1941 Soviet Turn Axis NP R&T

1Air to Riga
8Air to Riga
2Air to Grodno
4Air to Brestlitovsk
5Air to Brestlitovsk

41 9/10/2019 11:21:00 AM Turn 1 Soviets Message Attack #4 R6x retreats to X6 with 2 hits
40 9/10/2019 9:51:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Message B9 F7 retreats to UU15
B4 Will stay for another round of combat
39 9/9/2019 6:26:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message retreat decision #9 and #4
38 9/9/2019 6:21:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message #4 - 2 DR 5 = 1-0 Retreat?

#6 -5 DR 1 3-0 AE
37 9/9/2019 6:17:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Soviets:
#4 - 2
#6 -5
36 9/9/2019 6:16:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message #9 +5 DR 4 = 0-2 Retreat?
#8 Place mine no Roll
#7 -5 DR 4 2-0 AE
#5 -5 DR 3 2-0 AE
#3 -4 DR 4 2-1 AE 1 HIT 48o
#2 0 DR 1 2-1 AE 1 HIT on G30x
#1 place mine no roll

35 9/9/2019 6:12:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

4
4
3
4
1


Message from Soviets:
#9 +5
#8 Place mine no Roll
#7 -5
#5 -5
#3 -4
#2 0
#1 place mine no roll


34 9/2/2019 2:35:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message you should mark the incomplete rails on the north board
33 9/2/2019 10:55:00 AM Turn 1 Soviets Message C#2 (2nd round) - col -1: 2r/0 Both Finnish units retreat too UU17
C#14 - col +5: 1/2 1H on 43I, 6C elim
C#15 col +3: 1/1 1H on 4I, 6I stay or retreat? Z5
C#16 col +4: 0/2r 2H on 8I, retreat to ?X4
C#18 col +5: 0/2 2H on 17I, stay or retreat? V3
C#19 col +7: 0/2 2H on 13I, stay or retreat? U3
C#20 col +3: 2/2 2H on 4MTN, 27I elim
C#21 col +4: 0/2r 22A elim
C#22 col +2: 2/2 2H on 11I, 35I elim
32 9/2/2019 8:53:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Message Results of Jun 1941 Axis combat round 5

C#2 (2nd round) - col -1: 2r/0 Both Finnish units retreat too UU17
C#14 - col +5: 1/2 1H on 43I, 6C elim
C#15 col +3: 1/1 1H on 4I, 6I stay or retreat?
C#16 col +4: 0/2r 2H on 8I, retreat to ?
C#18 col +5: 0/2 2H on 17I, stay or retreat?
C#19 col +7: 0/2 2H on 13I, stay or retreat?
C#20 col +3: 2/2 2H on 4MTN, 27I elim
C#21 col +4: 0/2r 22A elim
C#22 col +2: 2/2 2H on 11I, 35I elim

Await response to stay or retreat. If all retreat, you can proceed with NP R&T

31 9/2/2019 8:36:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 9

1
1
2
6
4
3
1
6
2


Message from Axis:
Jun 1941 Axis combat round 5

C#2 (2nd round) - col -1
C#14 - col +5
C#15 col +3
C#16 col +4
C#18 col +5
C#19 col +7
C#20 col +3
C#21 col +4
C#22 col +2

30 9/1/2019 11:35:00 AM Turn 1 Soviets Message I could have taken a hit on 5x and stayed in combat.
29 9/1/2019 11:34:00 AM Turn 1 Soviets Message two of the combats were mandatory retreats that is why listing the results like the table are important.
28 9/1/2019 11:33:00 AM Turn 1 Soviets Message C#8 col +3 0-1 3x to HH7
C#9 col +4 0-2 12x to GG8
C#10 col +3 2-2 28xto FF7
C#11 col +7 0-1r 13o to EE5
C#12 col +2 2-2 21x to EE7
C#13 col +2 0-1r 5x to CC7

27 9/1/2019 11:25:00 AM Turn 1 Soviets Message it would be clearer if you listed the results like the combat table like I did message #22
26 9/1/2019 11:23:00 AM Turn 1 Soviets Message The marine take both hits
25 9/1/2019 9:23:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Message Results of part 4. Will do rest once decisions are made on below:

C#8 1H for Sov 3IC, stay or retreat?
C#9 2H for Sov 12IC, stay or retreat?
C#10 2H for Sov 28IC stay or retreat? 2H for 56PZ
C#11 1H for Sov 13AC retreat to ?
C#12 2H for Sov 12IC stay or retreat? 2H for Axis 9IC
C#13 1H for Sov 5IC retreat to?

2H for C#2 - B marine and/or 1Air?

24 9/1/2019 9:14:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

4
5
1
2
2
5


Message from Axis:
Jun 1941 Axis combat part 4

Still need to know which units are taking the 2 hits in C#2 B marine and/or 1Air?

1st die C#8 col +3
2nd die C#9 col +4
3rd die C#10 col +3
4th die C#11 col +7
5th die C#12 col +2
6th die C#13 col +2


23 8/30/2019 9:45:00 AM Turn 1 Soviets Message C#1 col +6 DR 2 0-1r = elim
C#2 col -1 DR3 2-2 I stay LUCKY ROLL
C#4 col +6 DR1 1-2 DE hit to 57o (1)
C#6 col +9 DR6 = DE
C#7 col +7 DR2 0-1r 29x(1) to KK7
22 8/30/2019 9:43:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Message C#1 0/1R HN elim
C#2 2/2 2H on 2F, your choice of 2H and stay or retreat
C#4 1/2 1H on 57PZ, 12AC elim
C#6 0/3r 3AC elim
C#7 0/1r 1H n 29IC, stay or retreat

Will wait for decisions before proceeding with more combat
21 8/30/2019 9:34:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

2
3
1
6
2


Message from Axis:
Jun 1941 Axis combat continues part 3

C#1 col +6
C#2 col -1
C#4 col +6
C#6 col +9
C#7 col +7
20 8/30/2019 9:27:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Message 0/3 Sov 11IC elim, 39PZ has 3MP left and will advance to
JJ8
19 8/30/2019 9:24:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Axis:
Jun 1941 Axis combat part 2

C#5 2nd round of blitz combat col +6
18 8/27/2019 8:12:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message C#5 No retreat
17 8/27/2019 10:01:00 AM Turn 1 Soviets Message The defender has to decide first so with 2 hits on my naval unit we retreat
16 8/27/2019 9:59:00 AM Turn 1 Soviets Message In the battle at Hanno The Combat continues between you are and my naval unless one of us retreats,
15 8/27/2019 9:55:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Message C#3 - 0/3r; Sov 10Ic elim, 41PZ adv to Riga; Sov b 3-3-7 must retreat to Tallinn and now has a Do Not Use marker

C#5 - 0/2; 2H on Sov 11IC - decide to stay or retreat to?

C#17 - 0/3r; Sov 15IC elim, 48Pz and 4Air adv to W5, possible RM by Sov 4AC in X5

Will await your decisions before further combat
14 8/27/2019 9:44:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

5
4
6


Message from Axis:
Jun 1941 ground combat 1
Perform Blitz attacks first

1st die: Combat(C)#3 Col +7
2nd die: C#5 col +6
3rd die: C#17
13 8/27/2019 9:37:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Message Not sure what happens here. I believe that the Finnish air unit adds to the ground attack and the Sov naval adds to the ground defense. Let me know what you think.

I will proceed with the ground combat
12 8/27/2019 9:32:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Message Finnish naval unit elim, 1 hit on Finnish air and 2 hits on Sov B naval unit

No retreat
11 8/27/2019 9:30:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Axis:
Jun 1941 air combat
None

Jun 1941 naval combat
Finnish naval with Finnish air support vs Sov B naval unit (+1 naval +3 air +2 air attacking naval(5.2.5.2) = 6 vs 5 for col +1

No other naval combat
10 8/24/2019 4:47:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message My naval sent?
9 8/13/2019 6:07:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message were there any possible reaction moves that I could have missed?
8 8/13/2019 6:06:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message Move looks OK so far
7 7/14/2019 2:44:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message things any better ?
6 6/3/2019 9:27:00 AM Turn 1 Soviets Message no problem, contact me when able.
5 6/3/2019 8:00:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Message My care duties are taking more time than I had planned. I will not be able to resume this game until sometime in late July. Let me know if you want to end the game. I will certainly understand. My apologies.
4 5/10/2019 10:31:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message You got my setup?
3 5/7/2019 9:58:00 PM Turn 1 Soviets Message Russia setup sent
Good luck
2 5/7/2019 10:35:00 AM Turn 1 Soviets Message I have no problems with the rules modified as listed below. Regarding, the blitz with 1 MP remaining, my position is no since it would require 2 MP's - one for the clear and one for the blitz. I will play the Axis.




I have set the game up in ACTS.




Looking forward to our game.





Mike Kettman







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From: Michael Mitchell
Sent: Saturday, May 4, 2019 5:07 PM
To: MIKE KETTMAN
Subject: Re: Game of Russian Front













I propose to play with all the rules as modified below. Will play either side with these rules so I do not think they favor one side over the other. Please review and comment.




Coastal supply is only good if within 7 hexes by sea of a friendly naval supply base. Just too unreasonable otherwise.


Do not use 19.5 Limited Intelligence. ( Not Possible)

Movement of Amphibious Landings and Paradrops limited to 1 Hex ( Too powerful and unreasonable)

Air Supply limited to one Unit in full supply per air mission. ( way to strong otherwise)

No Naval battle or minelaying /sweeping in port hex attacked by ground units.( Clarification)





Naval units in a naval base hex where a enemy mine is placed are interned in the hex and can only conduct missions in that base until the mine is swept. ( Leningrad Historic and totally unrealistic that mines could sink a fleet in port they just could blockade it as they did in the war.)




Naval units halved rounded up in ground support. ( too strong)




If a naval units attacks a hex where an enemy air unit is located the air unit may choose combat the naval unit or if may fly other missions. Of course if the attack included air or ground forces of the attacker there is no option it must fight in that attacked hex. ( The idea of naval units alone attacking an airbase is just too unrealistic.)




OOS effects, at no time did units simply vanish because they were OOS they had to be mopped up by follow up units. To more accurately reflect OOS conditions and pressure add 1 to the OOS die roll if the unit is adjacent to a enemy ground unit and substract one if it is not.




Movement a unit may always move one hex if it otherwise could do so. ( An OOS unit with a MF of 4 could move one hex if in the swamp. Actually the swamp was a good place for OOS units to be.




Infantry units can not conduct Blitz attacks only armor. ( Not clear)

Even units marked OOS can add extra MF per 19.2 if in supply at that location. ( Not Clear)




Extra movement is limited to only one extra hex per turn . Way too strong otherwise. You can more easily guard against one extra hex. But sometime the German early can pull off some ridiculous surprises




First turn Clear all zones. ( Historic)

Air units may be railed. ( Clarification)



Will play either way but what is your interpretation of whether a blitzing armor with a 1 showing can pursue into a clear hex? Some say yes.




Hex XX24 leading off the map into a red supply source. This lead to Murmansk where tons of supplies were received and in early 1941 they connected it off board with Archangel by rail. This was considered

a Heroic event by the USSR with much pride. The construction was by penal Battalions in terrible winter conditions thru swamps and often attacked by German air. They made a documentary of this. The rail line connection off board to the Archangels line is completed in February 1942. I corresponded with the designer who he should have made it a red supply source.
1 5/7/2019 8:14:00 AM Turn 1 Axis Change Player 0 player Player 0 player changed from Mike Kettman to Mike Kettman

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