27 Feb 2012

Axis and Allies Turn Three: the End of the Beginning

"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." - Winston Churchill

At the top of turn three the U.S.S.R spent its IPC's on three tanks and five infantry. Marshall of the Soviet Union Herring then committed forces to retake Belorussia currently guarded by a Luftwaffe bomber and two fighters. The Red Army once again conquered this hotly disputed territory. The Soviet air force landed in Ukraine S.S.R whilst Soviet infantry advanced to hold the new front line. Four infantry were then placed in the Caucasus with the remaining forces being deployed in Russia.

Not one step backwards: the Red Army retakes Belorussia
Germany then invests its resources in four tanks, one anti-aircraft gun and one infantry unit. Reichsmarschall Schofield then sends his units to retake Belorussia which, once again, falls under the yoke of Nazism.
Crucially, Leningrad is left undefended. This allows British forces to land unopposed via its Arctic convoy and bring the beleaguered city back under Soviet control and, therefore, restore the balance of power with regards to victory cities.

The indirect approach: British forces land in Leningrad
This balance is quickly broken as British tanks utilize their movement rating of two to blitz out of India through allied controlled French-Indochina and conquer an unoccupied Kwangtung province. This brings the victory city of Shanghai under British control and puts the Allies one step closer to victory.
A British transport carrying two infantry then departs Australia on sail for New Guinea. 
Prime Minister Schutterlin then mobilises three tanks in India with one more being built in the U.K. An industrial complex is then built in Australia.

The Empire Strikes Back: British Tanks blitz through Asia
Japan then buys four tanks and a fighter. Emperor Lewis then elects to avenge the sinking of his fleet in the Solomon Islands and commits a battleship, two fighters and a bomber against the American fleet in Sea Zone 45. The battle results in an American victory but the fleet is reduced to a battleship and a carrier.

The United States quickly sets about rebuilding its navy by purchasing a carrier and a fighter which it deploys off the coast of the Western U.S. It also mobilises two tanks to be deployed in Sinkiang.
The U.S.A.A.F then launches bombers from its largest carrier, the United Kingdom, and sinks a German transport in Sea Zone 5 thus preventing the ferrying of troops across the Baltic sea.

The game then proceeds to turn four but the war enters its sixth year.

John, Supreme Allied Commander

1 comment:

  1. Emperor Lewis7:24 pm

    Oh man, I can see my tank up there. Ready to take half of Russia!