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127 8/9/2020 7:57:00 PM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Sent file
Turn 2 finished
126 8/9/2020 7:02:00 PM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Matthew forgot to bring in his glider unit
I put it into play.
I wonder if the second wave glider units should be rolled for airborne scatter.
125 8/9/2020 6:58:00 PM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message I meant to write Warspite
Itís one of the British naval markers.
My bad
124 8/9/2020 2:44:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message D1. We lose a step, causing our Strongpoint to be eliminated. The attacking force (i.e., the two airborne units but not the cadre unit) can Advance After Combat.
123 8/9/2020 2:40:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
Commonwealth Attack G

Attackers are 6. +6 from hex 2233. (Noting that the 8/3 airborne unit cannot participate in the battle.) And a +1 TQ shift.

Defenders are 2. (No TE DCB.)

So the battle is 3-1 with +1 shift right.

122 8/9/2020 2:39:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message EX. Success!

The 125/21 mechanized infantry takes a step loss (due to being our Lead Unit

We select the 13/18 tank unit to take a step loss for the Commonwealth.
121 8/9/2020 2:35:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
We will attempt a Determined Defense with the 125/21 mechanized infantry as the Lead Unit. We gain a +1 TQ modifier. We also will burn one supply point (from the 7 Army) to use Defensive Support (called from the HQ in hex 1932). Rolling on the "Other" column.


120 8/9/2020 2:23:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
Commonwealth Attack F

Attackers are 14. +14 from hex 2230.

Defenders are 17. +13 from hex 2129 and +4 for the town terrain.

So the battle is 1-2 with +1 shift right.

119 8/9/2020 2:22:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message DR. The 2/22 tank unit retreats to hex 1928 and becomes Disrupted. The attacking force can Advance After Combat.
118 8/9/2020 2:18:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
Commonwealth Attack E

Attackers are 18. +13 from hex 2128 and +5 from hex 2127 [halved because not part of MAF].

Defenders are 8. +4 from hex 2127 and +4 for the town terrain.

So the battle is 2-1.

117 8/9/2020 2:18:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message A1/D1. The 2/726 infantry unit loses a step and is eliminated. The remaining force retreats to hex 2125 and becomes Disrupted.

The attacking for can Advance After Combat, while the Commonwealth also must pick a step loss from their MAF.


116 8/9/2020 2:01:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
Commonwealth Combat D

Attackers are 18. +13 from hex 2427 and +5 from hex 2426 [halved because not part of MAF].

Defenders are 13. +9 from hex 2326 and +4 for the town terrain.

So the battle is 1-1 with +2 shifts right (artillery and presumably air support rather than just spite).

115 8/9/2020 2:00:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message Oops! From US attack C, the FE/352 infantry unit in hex 2419 retreats to hex 2218, being that it was a 2 space retreat and not a 4 space retreat.
114 8/9/2020 1:58:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message DR. The 1915/352 infantry unit retreats to hex 2322. The attackers can Advance After Combat.
113 8/9/2020 1:50:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
US attack D: 2422
Battle is 5-1 with +1 shift right.

112 8/9/2020 1:49:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message The FE/352 infantry unit in hex 2419 retreats to hex 2020.
111 8/9/2020 12:56:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
US attack C: 2419
Battle is 2-1 with +3 shifts right.

110 8/9/2020 12:55:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message By the way, I should have noted that the airborne units from US attack A qualify for a "Limited Advance".
109 8/9/2020 12:54:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message 4 = 5 with a -1 TQ modifier

EX. We lose the Strongpoint and we choose the 746 tank unit to suffer the step loss for the US. The attackers qualify for a Limited Advance.
108 8/9/2020 12:49:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
DR. We attempt a Determined Defense.
107 8/9/2020 12:39:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
US attack B: 2912
I believe the units from hex 2813 are halved for attacking across a flooded hexside (11.3). I believe the units from hex 2814 are halved for not being part of the MAF. And I believe all attacking units are halved for being under Regroup. Although units can only be halved once. However I believe this gives the US 8 attack factors = +5 from hex 2813 and +3 from hex 2814.

Hence the battle is 4-1 attack with +1 shift right.

106 8/9/2020 12:27:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message EX. We both lose one step. The German Strongpoint is eliminated and the US can advance. Both US units are identical, so we pick the 506/101 airborne unit to lose 1 step.
105 8/9/2020 12:25:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
D1. The German Strongpoint loses 1 step.

However rather than retreat, we attempt a determined defense rolling on the Strongpoint/City column of the Determined Defense Table.
104 8/9/2020 12:18:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
US attack A: Hex 3012
Battle is 2-1 with +2 shifts right.
103 8/9/2020 11:32:00 AM Turn 1 Germans Message According to 6.5.2, Allied Reinforcements are under the following restrictions on the turn they land: they must use Tactical Movement (one or two hexes [9.10]) with the landing hex counting as the first hex.

Hence:
The 327/101 airborne (currently in hex 2712) should be stuck at 2713
The 26/1 infantry and 747 tank (both currently in hex 2520) should be stuck at 2620
The 5 Ranger airborne (currently in hex 2717) should be stuck at 2718
The 39/9 infantry (currently in hex 2618) should be stuck at 2718 or 2619

Also, the 501/101 airborne (in hex 2712) should have a Replacement marker

102 8/9/2020 11:00:00 AM Turn 1 Germans Message In ACTS Entry 98 for the Commonwealth's Combat D, you mention using artillery support and 1 war spite to make it a 3-1 attack. What is a "war spite"?
101 8/9/2020 8:56:00 AM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Attack G
Whole stack in 2233
I am not sure how the whole glider thing works on turn 2
Am going to send the file just to
Keep things moving
Since this is a practice game
I took back some moves and redid them
Wouldnít hold up in competing play.
Or I just would have deleted file and started over again.
100 8/9/2020 8:52:00 AM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Attack F
Whole stack in 2230
Last Naval support
Believe it is 2-1
99 8/9/2020 8:48:00 AM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Attack E
MAF is 2128
2028 in support
98 8/9/2020 8:42:00 AM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Ok
Here we go
I believe all my movements are legal
Combat D
MAF 2427
2426 is the support
Use artillery support and 1 war spite to make it a 3-1 attack
97 8/8/2020 7:50:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Message US attack D: 2422
MAF: 2421 - All
11 att vs 2 def
Odds 5-1 with +1 armour
96 8/8/2020 7:47:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Message US attack C: 2419
MAF: 2420 - All
13 att vs 6 def (2 +4 dcb)
I use my other naval support
Odds: 2-1 with +1 Armor, +1 Troop Quality and +1 Naval Support
95 8/8/2020 7:42:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Message Attack B: 2912
MAF: 2813 - all eligible units
Flank: 2814 - 313/79
6 att vs 2 def
Odds: 3-1 with a +1 Troop quality

94 8/8/2020 7:39:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Message US attacks

The Vassal file should be sent sometime tomorrow.

Attack A: Hex 3012
MAF: 2912
6 att vs 3 def (strongpoints by themselves can't get DCBs)
I use naval support
Odds 2-1 with +1 Naval and +1 Troop quality
93 8/5/2020 10:07:00 PM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message During turn 1 I believe
92 8/5/2020 10:06:00 PM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Scattered markers should have come off during the allied recovery phase
91 8/5/2020 9:55:00 PM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Arromanches- les- Bains is CW controlled
British mulberry can begin being built
90 8/3/2020 10:10:00 PM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Havenít done anything in this game for 8 days.
Not being a wise guy and/or negative
But that doesnít help my learning
89 8/3/2020 10:08:00 PM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message I believe the first two take a step
Loss and the
Last strong point is unaffected
Sent and email about it
88 8/3/2020 6:51:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

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3
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Message from Germans:
I believe my strongpoints in hexes 2429, 2430 and 2529 must roll on the Isolation Attrition Table with a +2 modifier for being able to trace a LOS to themselves. And I believe they are affected by their troop quality rating, so I am rolling for them in the following order with the following modifiers:

hex 2429 +3 (+2 LOS, +1 TE)
hex 2430 +1 (+2 LOS, -1 TE)
hex 2529 +1 (+2 LOS, -1 TE)

However I cannot find the Isolation Attrition Table anywhere, so I don't know how to implement these rolls.
87 8/3/2020 6:33:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message Weather remains "Overcast-2"
86 8/3/2020 6:31:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
Rolling for Turn 2's weather
85 7/28/2020 7:56:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message Combat A (hex 2811):
Storm AOK7 loses a Step. All units remain in place with no advancement.

Combat C (hex 2710):
Everyone except 3/1057/95 moves from 2709 to 2811. 3/1057/95 moves from 2709 to 22710.

Combat D (hex 2131):
21/21 moves from 2032 into 2131
192/21 moves from 2031 into 2131
125/21 moves from into 2031 to 2030 to 2129
200 StuG/21 moves from into 2031 to 2030 to 2129


84 7/26/2020 5:26:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Message I just realized in hexes 2910 and 2709, part of attacks A and C respectively, you were over stacked. In 2910 if you moved the flanking 2-3, and in 2709 if you moved the 3/1057/91 (the 2-3), the over stacking would be remedied without affecting the outcomes of their respective battles.
83 7/26/2020 5:12:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Message 505/82 retreats to 2813 instead of 2812
82 7/26/2020 5:04:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Message Result: D1
The cadre unit is eliminated. The Attackers may advance
81 7/26/2020 5:03:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from U.S.:
Combat C
Attackers: 12
Defenders: 5
Base odds: 2-1
Modifiers: +1 armor and +1 artillery
Final odds: 4-1
80 7/26/2020 4:51:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Message Result: Ex
The 501/101 is reduced to Cadre level and I choose the 6 FJ regiment (the 5-3) to be reduced. No retreat
79 7/26/2020 4:48:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from U.S.:
Combat B
Attacker: 7
Defender: 6
Base Odds:1-1
Modifiers: +1 artillery
Final odds 2-1
78 7/26/2020 4:43:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Message Result: A1/D1
505/82 is reduced to cadre level and retreats to 2812
77 7/26/2020 4:37:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from U.S.:
Combat A: Hex 2811
Attacker: 8
Defender: 7
Base odds: 1-1
Attacker gets +1 armor and +1 artillery bonus
Final odds: 3-1

76 7/25/2020 9:47:00 PM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message 5th retreats to 2233

75 7/25/2020 9:36:00 PM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message 5th retreats to 2233

74 7/25/2020 9:22:00 PM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message DR
73 7/25/2020 9:21:00 PM Turn 1 Commonwealth Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Commonwealth:
Attack D
3-1 odds
72 7/24/2020 4:27:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message I make no promises as to how often I can update this map, but you can see our Normandy 44 map at either of the following links:

https://tinyurl.com/N44map

https://drive.google.com/file/d/139WbJdHU0EafRGSiaaHZRJHdS6f1abbk

71 7/24/2020 4:18:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message Note that i didn't update the General Records Track yet to reflect the Artillery Support I just called in. The Cherbourg Fortress gets reduced by 2 SPs while the 7 Army gets reduced by 1 SP.
70 7/24/2020 4:16:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message Combat D (hex 2131):
MAF - hex 2031 and hex 2032 - 21 (infantry and tanks)
18 att vs 7 def (3, +4 TE)
2-1 with a +1 armor shift
69 7/24/2020 4:16:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message Combat C (hex 2710):
MAF - hex 2709 - 91 and 100Pz tanks
12 att vs 5 def (2, +3 TE)
We call in Artillery support from the HQ in hex 3107
2-1 with a +1 armor shift and a +1 artillery shift
68 7/24/2020 4:16:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message Combat B (hex 2712):
MAF: hex 2612 - 6FJ
7 att vs 6 def (3, +3 TE)
We call in Artillery support from the HQ in hex 2414
1-1 with a +1 artillery shift
67 7/24/2020 4:16:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message Combat A (hex 2811):
MAF - hex 2910 - AOK7 and 709
Flank - hex 2910 - 243 and 206Pz attached at half strength; plus hex 2711 - 91 at half strength
8 att vs 7 def (3, +4 TE)
We call in Artillery support from the HQ in hex 3107
1-1 with a +1 armor shift and a +1 artillery shift
66 7/22/2020 7:46:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message You are correct regarding hex 2424. I wasn't aware of that rule (good learning experience!). That unit only had one step, therefore you do not lose the tank.
65 7/22/2020 7:36:00 PM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Attack into 2424
How many steps did the Germans lose ?
If they only lost 1 step then I lose 0 steps.

64 7/21/2020 9:56:00 PM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Scratch last combat
Looked at log incorrectly
63 7/21/2020 9:53:00 PM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Combat C
Ends up as a 3-1
Roll of 4
DR result
62 7/21/2020 9:01:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message D1

We lose our infantry unit. Our Panzer unit moves to Bayeux. The Allies can Advance After Combat.
61 7/21/2020 8:59:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
Combat C in hex 2620:

Attacker = 13.
Defender = 6 (4, +2 terrain).

Attackers get +1 naval support shift and a +1 TQ shift.

2-1, +2 shift.

60 7/21/2020 8:54:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message 5

My mistake. The armor rating comparison can only yield a positive modifier. So the 5 is a 5.

My unit is eliminated. The attacker qualifies for a "Limited Advance" (see 14.1).
59 7/21/2020 8:49:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
DR

We will attempt yet another Determined Defense. My lead unit is 0, but we lose -1 due to the armor rating comparison for a net modifier of -1.
58 7/21/2020 8:42:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
Combat B in hex 2619:

Attacker = 9.
Defender = 4 (2 +2 terrain).

Attackers get a +1 armor shift and another +1 naval support shift.

2-1, +2 shift.
57 7/21/2020 8:36:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message DR.

I believe I can retreat into hex 2711, which I'll do.
56 7/21/2020 8:35:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
Combat A in hex 2812:

Attackers = 7. Defenders = 5 (2 +3 terrain).

Attackers get a +1 armor shift and another +1 TQ shift.

1-1, +2 shift.
55 7/21/2020 8:27:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message Our determined defense once again is successful.
54 7/21/2020 8:26:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
A1/D1.

We apply the step loss to our Strongpoint unit (which eliminates it).

We will attempt another Determined Defense. My lead unit is +1, but we lose -1 due to the armor rating comparison, for a net modifier of 0.

(As a side note, the Allies couldn't have supplied any support in our previous Determined Defense roll because only the defense applies any modifiers.)
53 7/21/2020 8:20:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
Combat C in hex 2230.

The battle is 12 vs 10, so it is 1-1.

The Allies get a +1 shift for the naval support and a +2 shift from their HQ support (which I assume is from hex 2627).
52 7/21/2020 8:10:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message -

No effect. Meaning that the determined defense was successful. We hold our ground and no losses to either side.
51 7/21/2020 8:09:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
DR. We opt for the Determined Defense.

It is mixed terrain, so we use the "Other" column. We do not call in any support for the upcoming battle. I believe the Allies would have to use another support if they wanted support for the determined defense roll (as I don't believe their naval support gets extended into the determined defense roll). To keep things going, you can decide after the fact if you want to call in support for the battle.

My lead unit is -1, but I get a +1 for my armor rating comparison, for a net modifier of 0.
50 7/21/2020 7:59:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
Combat B in hex 2327:

I believe the attackers are 12. +7 from hex 2428 [halved because attacking across a Minor River] and +5 from hex 2427 [halved because of the Regroup status or halved because attacking across a Minor River]. No armor shift because of the anti-tank gun. Sadly, you do get a TQ shift in addition to your naval support shift.

Defenders are 7. +5 from hex 2327 and +2 for the mixed terrain.

So the battle is 1-1 with two shifts right.
49 7/21/2020 7:43:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message A1/D2

German infantry unit is destroyed. I believe I can select your tank as your step loss, thereby destroying it. The attackers can advance after combat.
48 7/21/2020 7:36:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
Combat A in hex 2424. It is 18 vs 4. However you also get a +1 shift due to armor.
47 7/21/2020 7:35:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message No offense, but I will pass on trying to fix anything from my previous turn. It is a practice game, so I plan to simply trudge onwards so I can learn the game.

Moving on to your combat. Ordinarily I would say the attacker should perform the combat (unless you have a reason otherwise?), but I will go throw your combat attacks because I'd like to learn the combat a bit better myself.

46 7/15/2020 9:45:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Message Combat C:
MAF: 2720 - all
Flank: 2718 - 116/29
US naval support Texas
13 att vs 4 def
45 7/15/2020 9:43:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Message Combat B:
MAF - 2719 - 115/29 and 741 tanks
US naval support - Nevada
9 att vs 2 def
44 7/15/2020 9:37:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Message Combat A:
MAF - 2813 12/4inf. and 70 tanks
7 att. vs 5 def.
43 7/13/2020 4:55:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message I move the cadre unit from 2810 into the Allied Cadre Box. However I did not alter the cadre replacement marker. Didn't realize I should ... and not even sure exactly where and what to do regarding it.

What DCBs did I miss? Was it the mixed terrain in hex 2832 (for a +2 DCB)? (I was just following the example in the rule book. They mentioned a +1 DCB but I couldn't figure out what that was for.) In retrospect it looks like that is mixed terrain and should provide a +2 DCB.

As you can tell, I have still got a lot of learning to do with this game. I read the rules once, but I really need to give them another thorough read.
42 7/12/2020 10:45:00 AM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message I definitely do not think you used the DCBs
If that is the case just use the same rolls and adjust whatever needs to be adjusted on your end
41 7/12/2020 8:46:00 AM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message So that is the Comminwealth ore attack move and combats.
Did you include the DCBís in the last combat ?
The DCBís for all of our combats ( CW) is 2 for mixed that are about to happen
Roll away
I know we should do all of the allied moves before we do the attacks, but for our learning game I think we can play a little fast and loose with the rules.
Up to you.
40 7/12/2020 8:43:00 AM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Combat C- 2330 ALL
BRITISH Naval- Warspite
Also we use our one supply point on this battle
39 7/12/2020 8:33:00 AM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Combat B
MAF- 2428 ALL
Other- 2427 ALL
BRITISH Naval support- Ramilies
38 7/12/2020 8:28:00 AM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Combat A
MAF - hex 2524
Flank-2425
All units in both hexes
Believe it would be 18 attack factors vs
4 defense factors

37 7/12/2020 7:39:00 AM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Am tired
Did CW retreat
36 7/12/2020 7:33:00 AM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message So you eliminated the cadre unit in 2810
I am assuming you put the cadre replacement marker up by one ?
Note: I was unable to get the log file to download the other day and I donít have the time to go through it so
35 7/12/2020 7:31:00 AM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message Actually I will do Matthews retreat
34 7/12/2020 7:29:00 AM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message I know Matthew has to update his side of the board.

33 7/10/2020 9:26:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Message Another D1 result. The unit in 2032 loses a step and must retreat. The German unit in 1932 will move into the hex once that unit retreats. And after that, the German turn is done.
32 7/10/2020 9:19:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
We attack hex 2032 with the 21 Panzer as the MAF. It is 12 versus 2, 6-1 odds with a +1 armor shift.
31 7/10/2020 9:10:00 PM Turn 1 Germans Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Germans:
We attack the Airborne Cadre unit in hex 2810 with all the surrounding units.

The 91 infantry in 2809 is the MAF. So that is 4 +2 for the tank and +1 for the infantry in hex 2809, +2 for the infantry in 2909, +3 for the units in 2910 (+6, but halved for attacking across a flooded hex side).

The defense is a 4 (the unit is a 2, +2 for the brocade).

So it is 12 vs 4, which is 3-1. I guess I'll spend a supply point for the artillery shift, which along with the armored shift makes it 5-1.
30 7/8/2020 10:51:00 AM Turn 1 Commonwealth Message I probably should have noted the rolls in the log file
Next time
29 7/8/2020 8:56:00 AM Turn 1 Germans Message Is there an updated game file to go along with these moves?
28 7/6/2020 9:58:00 PM Turn 1 U.S. Message 29th assault: Ex adv 1
1st assault: A2/D1
Both DD tanks: No effect

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