Axis and Allies 1914: War and opening moves pt 2 (1/7/2014)

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The front lines between the champions of western Europe, France and the economic powerhouse, Germany.

Continuing our World War I session Axis and Allies 1914, it is Germany’s turn to unfold their global plan.  Major allied powers surround them but they have the advantage of a robust economy.  The war kicked off on January 7, 2014.

Round 1 Germany

“We’re supposed to scoff at the French.  But their presence and potential must be acknowledged.  Our strength is our economy and we’ll go trolling for industrial production in nearby allied-friendly nations.  Germany is prepared for French and British intrusion.  They’ll regret it!”

IPC board: AH 30, RU 28, GE 35, FR 24, UK 30, OT 13, IT 10, US 20

Purchase and repair units
With 35 IPC, acquires 6 infantry, 2 artillery, 1 armor (cost 32, left with 3).

Movement
Alsace into Lorraine: 7 infantry, 3 artillery
Contests -2 IPC (FR 22)

Ruhr into Belgium: 7 infantry, 3 artillery
Belgium joins the French effort mobilizing: 3 infantry, 1 artillery

Kiel invades neutral Holland: 3 infantry, 4 artillery
Holland joins the British effort mobilizing: 3 infantry, 1 artillery

Togoland into Gold Coast: 1 infantry
Captures +1 IPC (GE 36) from Britain (UK 29)

Kamerun invades neutral Belgian Congo: 1 infantry
Capture +1 IPC (GE 37)

German E. Africa invades neutral Portuguese E. Africa: 1 infantry
Capture +1 IPC (GE 38)

South West Africa into Angola: 1 infantry, 1 artillery
Capture +1 IPC (GE 39)

sz-7 into Brest (sz-15): 2 subs challenge the French fleet

Prussia into Poland: 6 infantry, 3 artillery
Silesia into Poland: 6 infantry, 3 artillery
Berlin into Poland: 1 fighter.
Contests -3 IPC (RU 25)

“We’re investing our only fighter wing to the most prominent battle so far.”

Hanover to Ruhr: 6 infantry
Munich to Alsace: 6 infantry, 2 artillery
Munich to Tyrolia: 6 infantry, 1 artillery
Berlin to Kiel: 6 infantry
Berlin to Prussia: 7 infantry, 3 artillery

sz-5 to sz-10
2 submarines join the German fleet

Combat
Battle for sz-15
Germany is defeated.  French battleship suffers 1 hit.

Battle for Lorraine
Unresolved
Germany left with 6 infantry, 2 artillery
France left with 3 infantry, 2 artillery

Battle for Holland
Unresolved
Germany left with 1 infantry, 3 artillery
Britain left with 1 infantry

Battle for Belgium
Belgium is captured for +2 IPC (GE 41) with 6 infantry, 3 artillery

Epic battle for Poland
Germany’s 12 infantry, 6 artillery, 1 fighter v.s. Russia’s 15 infantry and 6 artillery
Germany commands air superiority
Germany with 10 hits.  Russia with 7.
Unresolved
Germany left with 5 infantry, 6 artillery, 1 fighter
Russia left with 5 infantry, 6 artillery

Mobilize and Income
All purchased units to Berlin.
With 3 IPC in hand, collects 41 IPC for a total of 44

Round 1 France

“Belgium’s Folly is a recurring theme in Axis and Allies 1914.  And its a trap.  Germany is compelled to fight for it because it narrows pinch points into Berlin.   We’ll begin trench warfare and see if there’s enough to support Italy.”

IPC board: AH 30, RU 25, GE 41, FR 22, UK 29, OT 13, IT 10, US 20

Purchase and repair units
With 24 IPC, acquires 6 infantry, 1 fighter (cost 24, left with 0).
The battleship off of Brest is repaired.

Movement
Picardy contests Belgium with 6 infantry, 2 artillery
Germany loses -2 IPC (GE 39)

Burgundy reinforces Lorraine with 2 artillery
Paris reinforces Lorraine with 1 fighter

Burgundy to Piedmont: 6 infantry
Paris to Burgundy: 6 infantry, 2 artillery
Tunisia to Libya: 1 infantry
Algeria to Morocco: 1 infantry
Morocco to French West Africa: 1 infantry
Bordeaux to Marseilles: 1 infantry

Brest (sz-15) to Portugal (sz-14): 1 battle ship escorts 1 transport offloads 1 infantry
French emissaries enlist the nation to join the French effort with 3 infantry, 1 artillery
+2 IPC (FR 24)

sz-16 to sz-14:  2 empty transports
sz-16 to sz-17: 1 battleship

Combat
Battle for Belgium
France with 6 infantry, 2 artillery
Germany with 6 infantry, 3 artillery
France rolls 6 hits, Germany 3
Unresolved
France left with 3 infantry, 2 artillery
Germany left with 1 infantry, 2 artillery

Battle for Lorraine
France commands air superiority
Deadlocked
France left with 1 infantry, 3 artillery, 1 fighter
Germany left with 3 infantry, 3 artillery

Mobilize and Income
All purchased units to Paris.
With 0 IPC in hand, collects 24 IPC for a total of 24

 

 

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2 Responses to Axis and Allies 1914: War and opening moves pt 2 (1/7/2014)

  1. Some Guy says:

    I don’t believe you can purchase tanks before the fourth round.

    • admin says:

      You’re absolutely right. That rule was overlooked and ignored. This may mean playing a new session just to get it right. Thanks for reading and paying great attention.

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