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Flames Of War 4th Edition Boot Camp: Day Two

Oriskany’s El Alamein Campaign Begins – A German Counter Push?

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Oriskany's El Alamein Campaign Begins - A German Counter Push?

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Things have been heating up as we move towards the end of the day. We focus in on some more of the key areas where people have been battling it out.

This also means that we have to look ahead to how these last engagements are going to go towards the end of the day and where we'd like this to go tomorrow.

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eddie117
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come on afrika korps , crush the brits 🙂

perifax
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DAK for the win

eddie117
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🙂 i agree

eddie117
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its nice having a really nice visual map for the campaign it makes the battles they are playing have alot of weight behind them

oriskany
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This is where the DAk finally starts to turn it around. The problem is, can they overcome that massive lead the British built up early in the campaign?

dorthonion
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Among the ‘what if’ scenarios I have often played with was how would the North African campaign have gone if Hitler had simply defended the Eastern Front and not gone ahead with Barbarosa. If even 10% of that massive force had come to the Mediterranean theatre instead, it would have allowed the possibility of invading Gibraltar, Malta and Rommel would have much more to play with in Libya and Egypt.

oriskany
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@dorthonion – I don’t think there’s any doubt the Germans would have won in North Africa had they not been involved in the Soviet Union. The question is, would they have been involved there in the first place? from October 1940 through May 1941 the German military and Foreign Ministry is concerned with securing the southern flank of the upcoming Barbarossa offensive, mostly by . . .

a) securing a network of alliances in the Balkans, including Croat-governed Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Rumania, and Hungary.

b) saving Italians from their badly-prepared offensive in Greece (mounted out of Italian-occupied Albania), especially once the British responded with a 35,000 man garrison in Greece dangerously close to German oil supplies in Rumania.

c) invading Yugoslavia once a British supported Serbian (i.e., anti-German) coup toppled the friendly Croat government.

Then, Operation Compass throws Italian Tenth Army out of Egypt and damned near destroys it in Libya. Now the Germans have to respond t o yet another distraction in North Africa.

The point is, all these distractions were in fact means to an end, to enable the invasion of the Soviet Union. From the time he wrote Mein Kampf, this was Hitler’s one overriding goal. In one way or another, virtually everything he did was to facilitate this goal.

So, to wrap up this very long-winded post (: ) ) no Barbarossa might mean a German win in North Africa . . . or NO Germans in North Africa to start with.

callousness
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Love the map guys!

mo3355
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Pretty sweet

dimdim
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DAK ftw baby!

eddie117
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strike hard and fast kameraden!

glitchingout
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It’ll be cool to see an article on making the maps and graphics

kr4ig
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Looks like history is repeating itself on the tabletop.

jodain
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Great visual work there and good to track a campaign in this manner – keep it up guys.

eddie117
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it all looks very confusing and tactical , i like it 🙂

cypher2009
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Wooo!!! Come on Brits!

cbrenner
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Keep pushing DAK.

wireme61
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Really nice

lawnor
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Its a very short campaign then? I thought there would be more games each day

oriskany
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Great question, @lawnor . I actually was hoping for four games on Saturday, two on Sunday. We wound up with three on Sunday, and two on Sunday (basically, five total instead of six). But trust me, that battle at the end makes up for it big time! 😀

irontom
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Are the map board and icons magnetic?

oriskany
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@irontom – printed on cardstock paper and affixed with small bits of kneaded eraser (a lot like “blue-tack” but not quite as strong and leaves no coloration marks when removed.

Which reminds me, thanks 100 times again to @lloyd for printing out the map for me! 😀

roboute73
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Fantastic way of linking the games together.

sonbae
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Oooooo come in DAK!

davidquinn77
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DAK for the Win…. Come on you boys in Gre……. eh Dunkelgrau

ghent99
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Looking good

hairybrains
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Come on the plucky Brits

m30wm1x
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Glad to see the allies doing well. Lets hope they keep it up tommorow or I might end up speaking German. Wait… that is how this works, right?

oriskany
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@m30wm1x – only if you live in Egypt. 😀

wolf320f
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A great way to spend a Saturday when it’s wet cold and windy outside…..

oriskany
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@wolf320f – Better than NetFlix, eh? 😀

troybuckle
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Finally the Germans got a couple of licks in.

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