Axis and Allies 1914: World War I round 15 moves (1/7/2014)

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The Allied foothold in Piedmont, Italy.

Axis and Allies 1914 round 15,

The Central powers, enjoying an economic boom, have just taken Rome.  France is embroiled in front line skirmishes from Picardy to Marseilles.   Only British and American intervention keeps the Germans and Austrians from stream rolling Europe.   This session kicked off on January 7, 2014.

Round 15 Austria-Hungary

“It’s apparent we’re drawn into defending the Ottoman.  Our supply line along the Mediterranean coast was drawn out of necessity.  With a robust treasury, we can wear down the Allied powers, overwhelming them in numbers.  It is unfortunate we must split forces.  ”

IPC board: AH 37, RU 3, GE 43, FR 30, UK 59, OT 12, IT 9, US 20

Purchase and repair units
With 42 IPC, purchases 11 infantry, 2 artillery (cost 41, 1 left)

Movement
Switzerland contests Lorraine with 1 infantry, 1 artillery
France loses -2 IPC (FR 28)

Venice to Switzerland: 6 infantry, 2 artillery

Tuscany contests Piedmont with 2 infantry, 3 artillery, 1 fighter
Italy loses -3 IPC (IT 6)

Constantinople to Smyrna: 1 infantry, 2 artillery
Greece to Constantinople: 1 infantry, 4 artillery
Albania to Greece: 6 infantry, 1 artillery
Trieste to Albania: 6 infantry, 6 artillery
Vienna to Budapest: 6 infantry
Vienna to Trieste: 6 infantry, 3 artillery

“The British armies forces us to spread thin while protecting the coastline from American invasion.  Like a chess match we’re maneuvering and making a play for Africa through Trans-Jordan.”

Combat
Battle for Lorraine
Austria overruns and captures Lorraine with 1 infantry, 1 artillery
Austria gains +2 IPC (AH 39)

Battle for Piedmont
Austria with air supremacy
Austria captures Piedmont with 1 infantry, 2 artillery, 1 fighter
Austria gains +3 IPC (AH 42)

Mobilize and income
All units mobilize to Vienna
With 1 in hand, collects 42 for a total of 43 IPC

Russia is out of the war.

Round 15 Germany

“Taking Rome comes with the responsibility of holding it. This means leaving the  occupying force and sending new armies, spearing into France.  The British threatens everyone but its about having enough time.”

IPC board: AH 42, RU 3, GE 43, FR 28, UK 59, OT 12, IT 6, US 20

Purchase and repair units
With 60 IPC, purchases  7 infantry, 3 artillery, 2 armor, 1 cruiser, 1 sub (cost 60, 0 left)

Movement
Poland reinforces Livonia with 2 infantry, 1 artillery
Prussia to Poland: 2 infantry
Berlin to Prussia: 2 infantry

“Our supply line to the east mobilized.”

sz-10 to sz-9: 1 cruiser, 1 sub

Belgium reinforces Picardy with 2 infantry, 6 artillery
Holland to Belgium with 6 infantry, 1 artillery
Kiel to Holland: 8 infantry
Berlin to Kiel: 6 infantry

“Our supply line to the west mobilized.”

Rome captures uncontested Naples with 1 infantry
Germany captures +2 IPC (GE 45) from Italy (IT 4)

Combat
Unresolved epic battle for Picardy
Germany sends 3 infantry, 9 artillery, 1 armor, 1 fighter and air supremacy
Defenders stand with 11 infantry, 2 artillery
Germany rolls 10 hits, defenders 8 (1 absorbed)
Germany left with 1 infantry, 4 artillery, 1 armor, 1 fighter
Defenders left with 1 infantry, 2 artillery
Deadlocked

Naval battle at sea zone 9
Britain sinks the German fleet suffering no losses

Unresolved battle for Livonia
Germany captures Livonia with 2 infantry, 1 artillery
Germany gains +2 IPC (GE 47)

Mobilize and income
All land units mobilize to Berlin
Naval units mobilize to sea zone 10
With 0 in hand, collects 47, for a total of 47 IPC

Round 15 France

“Picardy is holding.  We have to push them back and it will take some luck.”

IPC board: AH 42, RU 3, GE 47, FR 28, UK 59, OT 12, IT 4, US 20

Purchase and repair units
With 30 IPC, purchases 7 infantry, 2 artillery (cost 29, 1 left)

Movement
Marseilles contests Piedmont with 6 infantry, 2 artillery
Austria loses -3 IPC (AH 39)

Paris reinforces Picardy with 5 infantry, 1 artillery
Paris to Burgundy: 3 infantry

Combat
Deadlocked epic battle for Picardy
France sends 6 infantry, 3 artillery
Germany stands with 1 infantry, 4 artillery, 1 armor, 1 fighter and air supremacy
France rolls 3 hits, Germany 6
France left with 1 infantry, 2 artillery
Germany left with 1 infantry, 1 artillery, 1 armor, 1 fighter
Stalemate

Epic battle for Piedmont
France sends 6 infantry, 2 artillery
Austria stands with 1 infantry, 2 artillery, 1 fighter and air supremacy
France rolls 3 hits, Austria 3
France with 3 infantry, 2 artillery
Austria with 1 infantry
Unresolved

Mobilize and income
All land units mobilize to Paris
With 1 in hand, collects 28, for a total of 29 IPC

Round 15 British Empire

“We have to take Picardy.  We have to crush the Ottoman.”

IPC board: AH 39, RU 3, GE 47, FR 28, UK 59, OT 12, IT 4, US 20

Purchase and repair units
With 60 IPC, purchases  8 infantry,  6 artillery, 1 armor, 1 sub (cost 60, 0 left)

Movement
sz-9 to sz-5: 1 battleship, 1 sub
sz-5 to sz-9: 1 damaged battleship returns to port of London
London (sz-9) reinforces Picardy (sz-9) with 1 transport (6 infantry)
India (sz-29) reinforces Trans-Jordan (sz-28) with 1 transport (2 infantry)
sz-28 to India (sz-29) to Mesopotamia (sz-29) with 1 transport (1 infantry, 1 armor)

Belarus to Ukraine: 2 infantry
Sevastopol to Ukraine: 3 infantry
Romania to Ukraine: 1 infantry, 4 artillery, 4 armor, 1 fighter
Britain captures uncontested Ukraine gaining +3 IPC (UK 62) from Ottoman (OT 9)

“With waves of Austrian infantry surrounding us, we must reconstitute our juggernaut army.”

Mesopotamia reinforces Ankara with 3 infantry, 1 artillery

Mesopotamia captures uncontested Syrian Desert with 1 infantry
Britain gains +1 IPC (UK 63) from Ottoman (OT 8)

Persia to Sevastopol: 1 infantry, 1 artillery
India to Persia: 2 infantry

Combat
Deadlocked battle for Arabia
Britain overruns capturing Arabia with 2 infantry, 1 artillery
Britain gains +1 IPC (UK 64)

Unresolved epic battle for Ankara
Britain sends 6 infantry, 7 artillery, 1 armor, 1 fighter and air supremacy
Ottoman stands with 5 infantry, 1 artillery
Britain rolls 7 hits, Ottoman 3 (1 absorbed)
Britain captures Ankara with 4 infantry, 7 artillery, 1 armor, 1 fighter
Britain gains +3 IPC (UK 67)

Stalemate epic battle for Picardy
Britain sends 6 infantry
Germany stands with 1 infantry, 1 artillery, 1 armor, 1 fighter and air supremacy
Britain rolls 2 hits, Germany 3
Britain with 3 infantry
Germany with 1 infantry, 1 fighter
Entrenched

Mobilize and income
London mobilizes 3 infantry, 3 artillery, sea zone 9 launches 1 sub
India mobilizes 5 infantry, 3 artillery, 1 armor
With 0 in hand, collects 67, for a total of 67 IPC

Round 15 Ottoman Empire

“Diverting armies from Ankara has cost us that territory.  We need to invoke fear and strike Trans-Jordan hoping our Austrian friends will watch our back.”

IPC board: AH 39, RU 3, GE 47, FR 28, UK 67, OT 8, IT 4, US 20

Purchase and repair units
With 12 IPC, purchases  4 infantry (cost 12, 0 left)

Movement
Constantinople to Smyrna: 3 infantry

Combat
Unresolved battle for Trans-Jordan
Ottoman left with 1 infantry, 2 artillery
Britain left with 3 infantry
Deadlocked

“Our Jordan maneuvers were a failure.  This is a crucial setback in an elaborate plot to win the war.”

Mobilize and income
All units mobilize to Constantinople
With 0 in hand, collects 8, for a total of 8 IPC

Round 15 Italy

Italy concedes the round.

Round 15 United States

“The United States needs to continue investing in western Europe.  We can push back Germany back to Belgium and the Austrians deeper into Italy.  Finally, we can show we make a difference.”

IPC board: AH 39, RU 3, GE 47, FR 28, UK 67, OT 8, IT 4, US 20

Purchase and repair units
With 20 IPC, purchases 4 infantry, 2 artillery (cost 20, 0 left)

Movement
sz-8 to sz-2: 1 emptied transport off the coast of Canada
Canada (sz-2) reinforces Picardy (sz-8) with 1 transport (2 infantry)
Portugal (sz-14) reinforces Picardy (sz-2) with 1 transport (1 infantry, artillery)
Portugal (sz-14) to Marseilles (sz-16): 1 transport (3 infantry, 1 artillery)
United States to Canada: 2 infantry
Marseilles reinforces Piedmont with 1 infantry, 3 artillery, 1 fighter
United States (sz-1) to Portugal (sz-14) : 1 transport (3 infantry, 1 artillery)
sz-13 to sz-1: 3 emptied transports return to the United States

Combat
Entrenched epic battle for Picardy
United States sends 3 infantry, 1 artillery
Germany stands with 1 infantry, 1 fighter and air supremacy
US rolls 1 hit, Germany 2
US left with 1 infantry, 1 artillery
Germany left with 1 infantry
Entrenched

Unresolved battle for Piedmont
United States captures Piedmont with 1 infantry, 2 artillery, 1 fighter
US gains +3 IPC (US 23)

Mobilize and income
All units mobilize to the United States
With 0 in hand, collects 23, for a total of 23 IPC

Round 15 ends
IPC board: AH 39, RU 3, GE 47, FR 28, UK 67, OT 8, IT 4, US 23

Analysis

Picardy remains a volatile flashpoint.  Both sides are unable to push the other out of the fought for piece of France.  In southern France, the United States have managed to make gains, taking advantage of Austrians distraction of eastern Europe.   The British juggernaut army plays a game of cat and mouse trading territories in order to take advantage of the columns of armor.  Finally, the Ottoman will be forced to pivot into a defensive position as their lackluster attempt for the African continent fizzles.

 

 

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