Italian Campaign (Veers-Allies vs Silvanski-Axis) [COMPLETE]

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Italian Campaign (Veers-Allies vs Silvanski-Axis)

Turns 17-18-19
I try to establish a new defensive line, but Veers is chasing me up the boot!
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Re: Italian Campaign (Veers-Allies vs Silvanski-Axis)

Turns 17-18-19
I try to establish a new defensive line, but Veers is chasing me up the boot!
:(
I hope to see something similar from him in the first round of the doubles tournament :D!
 

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Re: Italian Campaign (Veers-Allies vs Silvanski-Axis)

I hope to see something similar from him in the first round of the doubles tournament :D!
I hope, but I am facign an extremely veteran, and able, opponent. He's ranked 7th All-time and 2nd among active players, by WARS rating. It'll be a challenge, for sure.
 

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Re: Italian Campaign (Veers-Allies vs Silvanski-Axis)

11/14-17/43 T20
Eighth Army:
Captured Arezzo.
The US 2nd Armoured Division continues to make stellar progress, liberating Cessena, and pushing the Germans back to their improvised line.

Fifth Army:
The CAN/US SSF landed at and secured Livorno, well behind the Germans fighting against the bulk of the Fifth Army. Meanwhile, a single US Infantry Regiment has advanced to within 30km of the city.
Evaporated the remainder of a regt.
Captured Grosetto and Siena.

Pic at thebeginning of Turn 20 (as I can't take one form th end because of the DO_NOT_SEND file bug because of when theis was started.
 

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11/18-20/43 T21
Eighth Army:
Evapped five Regiment.

Fifth Army:
US reconnaissance troops have secured Firenze.
The Fifth Army cleaned up the last of the German resistance south of the Arno.
About a third of Fifth Army has reached the Arno, and the rest will be there in, at most, a week.

General:

Silvain's new defensive line has been pierced.
 

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The "last hope" defense line is being manned :upset:
 

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The "last hope" defense line is being manned :upset:
...and destructed...



...The open plains in the Ravenna-Rimini area proved to be very good tank country this time around. :devious:
 

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Re: Italian Campaign (Veers-Allies vs Silvanski-Axis)

With the mid-point of turn 23. It can be seen that the Gothic Line has been rendered totally useless. Silvain's only hope now is the Po.

 

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When Wyatt says "you're toast" you better believe it...
The Gothic Line was inadequately prepared and overrun in no time
 

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11/25-27/43 T23
Eighth Army:
Ferrara and Bologna liberated.

Fifth Army:
Modena liberated.

General:
The French have begun to arrive, with the FFr 2nd ID being moved up to Ravenna.
 

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12/2-5/43 T25
Eighth Army:
The French, supported by British Special Forces, have crossed the Adige River, beyond the Po, at Rivigo.

Fifth Army:
Fifth Army continues to advance north into the Apennines.

General:
Brenner’s Pass, and the end in Italy approaches.
 

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12/5-8/43 T26
Eighth Army:
The UK 5th ID swung far west, attacking Montova.
The New Zealanders spearheaded the advance over the Po southeast of Montova.
Canadian, British and American troops advanced north, between the Po and the Adige.
The French crossed the Agno, headed north, towards Vicenza.

Fifth Army:
With the war in Italy almost finished, Fifth Army has been diverted west, advancing towards southern France (at least it would be if I bother to advance with them:D).

General:
German resistance has stiffened considerably; the battles to cross the Po were particularly bloody.
 

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12/5-8/43 T26General:
German resistance has stiffened considerably; the battles to cross the Po were particularly bloody.
:devious:mwoohahahahaa:skull:
 

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My last stand seems to turn into the most fierce.
If the Allies were expecting a free ride up the Brenner Pass, they were wrong.:p
The approach is quite narrow and in good defensive terrain, and we're still receiving reinforcements.
This is turning into trench warfare.:rifle:
Here's the frontline at the end of turn 26.
The red (destroyed) rail lines make me pretty confident in believing that the Allies have a few supply issues to resolve
 

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12/9-11/43 T27
Eighth Army:
Bitter combat continues as Allied troops advanced to the outskirts of Verona, but failed to take Montova.
The French were reorganizing after their initial combat, but will restart their push in the next few days.

Fifth Army:
Fifth Army continues to advance towards Southern France.

General:
The bloodiest battles of the Italian campaign are now being fought.
 

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12/9-11/43 T27
General:
The bloodiest battles of the Italian campaign are now being fought.
The end is in sight though. Too bad I wasn't able to put up such a defense earlier in the campaign, at Anzio, Cassino etc...
 

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Re: Italian Campaign (Veers-Allies vs Silvanski-Axis)

I've never played this scenario but as solitaire and not beyond T15 or so, IIRC. However, I've heard a German defense is impossible. After a while you run out of quality units.

Veers, in playing Gothic Line right now, if you're still considering making an Italian Campaign scenario, I suggest studying how the terrain is done in that one. Limiting off road/non-clear to the infantry.
 

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Re: Italian Campaign (Veers-Allies vs Silvanski-Axis)

I've never played this scenario but as solitaire and not beyond T15 or so, IIRC. However, I've heard a German defense is impossible. After a while you run out of quality units.
Well, I don't know about impossible [I've seen a couple ladder reports (and one AAR) of successful German defences], but, hard, yeah.


Veers, in playing Gothic Line right now, if you're still considering making an Italian Campaign scenario, I suggest studying how the terrain is done in that one. Limiting off road/non-clear to the infantry.
Yep. Chuck has certainly done a good job in simulating Italian terrain. It's defeinately being considered (already was, in fact, before I started playing it this time).
 

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Re: Italian Campaign (Veers-Allies vs Silvanski-Axis)

12/12-15/43 T28
Eighth Army:
Verona was captured with vicious assaults by New Zealand and Indian troops.
Mantova finally fell after repeated Allied assaults.
Through bloody combat Eighth Army made some headway over the last few days.

Fifth Army:
Fifth Army troops captured Genova.

General:
The bloody battles continue.
 

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T28

Probably the last offensive action of the Axis.
Cut around the French lines near Padova.
 
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