Axis and Allies 1914: World War I round 17 moves (1/7/2014)

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The looming naval conflict between the British Empire and Germany.

Round 17 of Axis and Allies 1914,
each power is anxious for evidence the war will come to a definitive conclusion.  Austria struggles to keep a foothold in western Europe while providing much needed support to the Ottoman.  Germany, Britain, and the US fight over Picardy.  When will France recover and able to defend themselves?  The longer the Ottoman remains in the war, the longer it will drag on.   This session kicked off on January 7, 2014.

Round 17 Austria-Hungary

“We’re fighting three fronts.  The war is only won taking Paris.  It merely stagnates in the east.  Contain Britain and defeat the US in France.”

IPC board: AH 42, RU 3, GE 50, FR 29, UK 61, OT 9, IT 4, US 23

Purchase and repair units
With 47 IPC, purchases 11 infantry, 2 artillery, 1 armor (cost 47, 0 left)

Movement
Galicia captures uncontested Ukraine with 11 infantry, 2 artillery
Austria gains +3 IPC (AH 45) from Britain (UK 58)

Budapest to Romania: 6 infantry
Romania to Bulgaria: 1 infantry
Bulgaria to Constantinople: 1 infantry

Constantinople contests Smyrna with 7 infantry, 5 artillery
Britain loses -2 IPC (UK 56)

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

Venice contests Switzerland with 1 infantry, 1 artilery
France loses -1 IPC (FR 28)

Venice contests Piedmont with 2 infantry, 2 artillery
Tuscany contests Piedmont with 2 infantry, 2 artillery
US loses -3 IPC (US 20)

Combat
Battle for Switzerland
Austria captures Switzerland with 1 infantry
Gains +1 IPC (AH 46)

Epic battle for Piedmont
Austria sends 4 infantry, 4 artillery
US stands with 5 infantry, 1 artillery
Austria rolls 5 hits, US rolls 4
Austria left with 1 infantry, 3 artlllery
US left with 1 infantry
Unresolved

Epic battle for Smyrna
Austria sends 7 infantry, 5 artlllery
Britain stands with 1 infantry, 6 artillery, 1 armor, 1 fighter and air supremacy
Austria rolls 7 hits, Britain 5 (1 absorbed)
Austria left with 3 infantry, 5 artillery
Britain left with 1 infantry, 1 fighter

Mobilize and income
All units mobilize to Vienna
With 0 in hand, collects 46 for a total of 46 IPC

Russia is out of the war.

Round 17 Germany

“A magnificent column of armor we will have.  We will strike Britain and revisit their fears of invasion.”

IPC board: AH 46, RU 3, GE 50, FR 28, UK 56, OT 9, IT 4, US 20

Purchase and repair units
With 59 IPC, purchases 5 infantry, 2 artillery, 2 armor, 1 battleship, 1 sub, 1 transport (cost 59, 0 left)

Movement
Poland to Livonia: 2 infantry
Prussia to Poland: 2 infantry
Berlin to Prussia: 2 infantry
Belgium reinforces Picardy with 5 infantry (totaling 6)

“Lorraine is left unoccupied, ripe for French recapture.  We cannot split our forces leaving our shores vulnerable.   Too much blood have been shed over Picardy to give it up easily.”

Holland to Belgium: 6 infantry
Kiel to Holland: 4 infantry, 3 artillery
Berlin to Kiel: 6 infantry, 4 armor

Combat
No combat declared.

Mobilize and income
All land units mobilize to Berlin
All naval units mobilizes to sea zone 10, exception of transport mobilizing to sz-11
With 0 in hand, collects 50, for a total of 50 IPC

Round 17 France

“This may be our best opportunity to reclaim territories.”

IPC board: AH 46, RU 3, GE 50, FR 28, UK 56, OT 9, IT 4, US 20

Purchase and repair units
With 27 IPC, purchases 5 infantry, 3 artillery (cost 27, 0 left)

Movement
Burgundy recaptures uncontested Lorraine with 1 infantry
France gains +2 IPC (FR 30) from Austria (AH 44)

Paris to Burgundy: 2 infantry
Paris reinforces Picardy with 5 infantry, 2 artillery

Combat
Entrenched epic battle for Picardy
France sends 7 infantry, 4 artillery
Germany stands with 6 infantry
France rolls 8 hits, Germany 3
France recaptures Picardy with 4 infantry, 4 artillery
France gains +3 IPC (FR 33)

“An epic moment!”

Mobilize and income
All land units mobilize to Paris
With 0 in hand, collects 33, for a total of 33 IPC

Round 17 British Empire

“We’re not in control out of India.  This worries us.  With the French, we can take the upper-hand along the north Atlantic coast.”

IPC board: AH 44, RU 3, GE 50, FR 33, UK 56, OT 9, IT 4, US 20

Purchase and repair units
With 66 IPC, purchases 12 infantry, 4 artillery , 2 subs (cost 64, 2 left)

Movement
Moscow contests Ukraine with 5 infantry, 4 artillery, 1 armor, 1 fighter
Sevastopol contests Ukraine with 2 infantry
Tatarstan contests Ukraine with 1 infantry, 1 artillery
Austria loses -3 IPC (AH 41)

Mesopotamia contests Ankara with 2 infantry
Ottoman loses -3 IPC (OT 6)

India (sz-29) to Trans-Jordan (sz-28): 1 transport (2 infantry)
sz-28 to sz-29: 1 transport bridges 2 armor to Mesopotamia
Persia to Mesopotamia: 2 infantry, 3 artillery
India to Persia: 6 infantry, 1 armor

sz-5 to sz-9: 1 battleship, 1 cruiser, 1 sub

London (sz-9) contests Belgium (sz-9) with 2 battleships, 4 transports (6 infantry, 2 artillery)
Picardy contests Belgium with 2 infantry

Combat
Battle for Ankara
Britain overruns and captures Ankara with 2 infantry
Britain gains +3 IPC (UK 59)

Epic amphibious assault for Belgium
Britain sends 8 infantry, 2 artillery, 2 battleships
Germany stands with 6 infantry
Britain rolls 8 hits (1 from BB), Germany 3
Britain captures Belgium with 5 infantry, 2 artillery
France gains +3 IPC (FR 36)

Epic battle for Ukraine
Britain sends 9 infantry, 5 artillery, 4 armor, 1 fighter and air supremacy
Austria stands with 11 infantry, 2 artillery
Britain rolls 14 hits, Austria rolls 2 (all absorbed)
Britain captures Ukraine losing no units
Britain gains +3 IPC (UK 62)

Mobilize and income
London mobilizes 6 infantry, 2 artillery, sea zone 9 launches 2 subs
India mobilizes 6 infantry, 2 artillery
With 2 in hand, collects 62, for a total of 64 IPC

Round 17 Ottoman Empire

“The Ottoman strategy is simple.  Go after the largest occupying British army.”

IPC board: AH 41, RU 3, GE 50, FR 36, UK 62, OT 6, IT 4, US 20

Purchase and repair units
With 10 IPC, purchases 2 infantry, 1 artillery (cost 10, 0 left)

Movement
Constantinople contests Ankara with 5 infantry, 2 artillery
Britain loses -3 IPC (UK 59)

Combat
Battle for Ankara
Ottoman recaptures Ankara with 4 infantry, 2 artillery
Ottoman gains +3 IPC (OT 12)
“An audit of Ottoman IPC shows they should have had 12.”

Mobilize and income
All units mobilize to Constantinople
With 0 in hand, collects 12, for a total of 12 IPC

Round 17 Italy

Italy concedes the round.
An IPC audit finds Italy should have had 3 IPC.

Round 17 United States

“Flood southern Europe, liberate Rome.  Flood northern Europe, aid the French and British pushing eastward to Berlin.”

IPC board: AH 41, RU 3, GE 50, FR 36, UK 59, OT 12, IT 3, US 20

Purchase and repair units
With 27 IPC, purchases 7 infantry, 1 armor (cost 27, 0 left)

Movement
Picardy to Belgium: 2 infantry, 1 artillery
Canada (sz-2) to Picardy (sz-8): 1 transport (2 infantry)
sz-8 to sz-2: 1 emptied transport off the coast of Canada
sz-2 to sz-1: 3 emptied transports
Burgundy reinforces Piedmont with 2 infantry, 3 artillery, 1 fighter
sz-17 to sz-14: 2 emptied transports
United States (sz-1) to Portugal (sz-14): 1 transport (1 infantry, 1 artillery)
United States to Canada: 2 infantry

Portugal (sz-14) contests Rome (sz-17) with 3 transports (4 infantry, 2 artillery), 1 battleship
1 transport carrying 2 infantry lost to naval mines
Germany loses -3 IPC (GE 47)

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

Epic amphibious assault on Rome
United States sends 2 infantry, 2 artillery, 1 battleship
Germany stands with 1 infantry, 1 artillery, 2 armor
German artillery destroys 1 US infantry
US left with 1 infantry, 2 artillery
Germany left with 1 infantry
Unresolved

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

Round 17 ends
IPC board: AH 41, RU 3, GE 47, FR 36, UK 59, OT 12, IT 3, US 23

Analysis

The Austrian pipeline, keeping the Ottoman alive is finally showing its price in this 17th round with 10 battles.  Southern France has fallen to the United States who is nearly liberating Rome.  Austria has only begun a new supply line to southern Europe soon after losing a major, epic battle for Ukraine to the reconstituted British juggernaut army.  One major naval battle remains between the British and German fleets again, fighting for access to Russia and British Isles.  If the Ottoman falls and Italy re-emerges, a new war will dawn.

 

 

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