Tuesday, 5 April 2016

The Next War, Operation Attila - D+13, NATO Land Phase

NATO continued to regroup its divisions along the whole front.
This strategy allowed the creation of a very strong Main Battle Area, but forced SHAEF to forfeit deep defense and retreat in CENTAG and SOUTHAG sectors.

NORTHAG and NEDEFOR

US III Corps was reinforced by elements of the newly arrived UK 3rd Mobile Division. 
NEDEFOR situation, D+13 2300 ZT


Moreover, the WG III Corps - US V Corps boundary was shifted to counter several 1st Guards Tank Army divisions marching South of the Ruhr during the night.
NORTHAG situation, D+13 2300 ZT

CENTAG

The whole Army Group retreated just East of Frankfurt, regrouping the majority of its divisions.
CENTAG situation, D+13 2300 ZT

SOUTHAG

French II Corps regrouped all its divisions and took charge of the Main Battle Area, while the surviving elements of WG II Corps formed a reserve force around Karlsruhe.
SOUTHAG situation, D+13 2300 ZT

Strategic Situation at D+13, 2300 ZT




12 comments:

  1. OMG, those counters are battle-weary. This log is a labour of love, really.

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    1. You're right, during years we developed a sort of fixation for this game!

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  2. I love the light-red shading showing the Red Army's progress! Keep it going, Fabrizio! Best regards from www.grognard.com.

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    1. Thanks Mark, and nice to see you here around!
      The next 48 hours will be decisive....West Germany is using non-official channels to explore the possibility of a ceasefire should NATO air offensive fail to block WP supplies.

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    2. A German is always a German :)

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    3. And a dago is always a turncoat.

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    4. Oh, the umiliation! the shame!
      I think I'll need at least two years of therapy and a support group after being hit so hard.

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  3. Absolutely wonderful blog, Fabrizio. Gripping stuff. How long does it take you to play each turn?

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    1. Thank you Julian!
      I'd say an average turn takes 12-14 hours (4h air war, 6h WP phase, 4h NATO phase); of course, the first couple of turns were slower.

      We're now playing turn 10 air war & supply interdiction attacks; unfortunately NATO commander is now at Singapore for a week, probably looking for reinforcements, so no blog updates until he's back.

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  4. Yesss......I see the beginning of the end of the illegal invasion of peaceful W. Germany by the corrupt, warmongering, Communist oppressors of the freedom and liberty. Once the great Nato Counter offensive begins, I envision WP will fold up like a deck of cards. Once American M1 Abram tanks roll down Red Square, Lenin's tomb will be dismantled and eradicated from history. :P Love your blog! Such work and I can't imagine where you have this setup for so long!

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    1. We set up the game in my house basement, or more exactly man's cave.
      Cat-proof, Wife-proof, Clean-proof.

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