October 31, 2014, 01:07:32 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Do you live near Cincinnati? Join us this weekend for A&A Spring Gathering XI on April 5-6, 2013. Search me
  Articles  
  Home Help Login Register AACalc  
Loading
  Show Posts
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 »
571  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: April 14-15, 1941 The Battle off Sfax on: April 15, 2013, 04:48:49 pm
Great . Thank you Worsham.
I wonder how many of the 300 were Recon vehicles or Tanks.


I can not find that info, I even searched the pages of Trail of the Fox.

The men lost could have been even greater. Figures are between 350 and 1800 Germans lost. Italian ships did pick up over 1,000 men from the water.
572  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: What would you have chosen to command? on: April 15, 2013, 03:34:33 pm
Worsham: I had you pegged! 

Good call.  grin
573  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: What would you have chosen to command? on: April 15, 2013, 09:35:15 am
 I'll take the infantry company.
574  Other Forums / World War II History / April 14-15, 1941 The Battle off Sfax on: April 14, 2013, 02:24:43 pm
On the night of April 14 a small force of four British destroyers, Janus, Jervis, Mohawk and Nubian, commanded by Captain P.J Mack surprised a Axis convoy 35 miles off Sfax. The Convoy consisted of five cargo ships carrying 350 men, 300 vehicles and 3500 tons of equipment heading to Tripoli, the men and vehicles belong to the 15th Panzer Division. Escorting the convoy was three Italian destroyers.

Silhouetted againist the moon and lacking any radar the Axis convoy was caught by complete surprise. Quickly four cargo ships were sunk along with the Italian destroyer Baleno. The German merchantman Arta Lampo and an Italian escort Lampo were disabled and stranded on the shoals of Kerkenna Bank.

Captain De Cristoforo of the Tarigo, with his leg shot off by a British shell, managed to launch three torpedoes before sinking with his ship, two of these torpedoes found the Mohawk sinking the British destroyer.

The Lampo and Merchantman were recovered in August and recommissioned, but not before French Resistance searched the ships and seized all the ships papers and passed this info to Malta.

Italian sailors and divers under the cover of fishermen were able to search the wreck of the Mohawk and find important papers on the port of Alexandria, which were used in the future frogman attack.

The Battle off Sfax marked the beginning of the British effort to reduce Axis convoys supplying Africa.

575  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: One of the last from "The Great Escape" dies aged 92 on: April 14, 2013, 05:47:03 am
We are loosing a great many of WW2 veterans daily.  embarassed
576  Axis & Allies / Axis & Allies 2nd Edition / Re: Never Played!! on: April 13, 2013, 08:46:48 pm
I have found that an industrial complex in India is great risk for the Allies. If India can survive the next two to three turns it can work. However it very well could be a great gift to Japan.
577  Other Forums / World War II History / Rudolf Hess Conspiracy Theories on: April 12, 2013, 11:23:08 am
I first heard of this topic on an episode of Unsolved Mysteries when I was a young kid. Thought I would bring the topic up for discussion.
578  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: Favorite Defensive Line of WWII on: April 12, 2013, 03:28:38 am
the moscow line was a combination of 3 lines, It think they where called
1.¬  Rzhev-Vyazma defense setup
2. Mozhaisk defense line
3.¬  Moscow Defense Zone

Combined the formed the 3 defencive lines around moscow.

Had winter not been an issue how do you think the Germans would have faired in taking Moscow?
579  Axis & Allies / Player Help / Re: looking to play A&A in killeen, tx on: April 10, 2013, 07:21:14 pm
I'm in Tyler Texas.
580  Axis & Allies / Player Help / Re: Teaching Friends to play A&A on: April 10, 2013, 07:20:28 pm
Thanks for the advice.
581  Axis & Allies / Player Help / Teaching Friends to play A&A on: April 10, 2013, 09:17:08 am
I recently made friends with a guy that has played Risk, but has only heard of A&A and from my talks with him has little to no WWII knowledge. Have any of you had sucess with players like this? Should I make him my apprentice?

I did teach him to play Catan and he enjoyed it.
582  Other Forums / General Discussion / Re: Star Trek Phaser sold for 231.000 $ on: April 10, 2013, 09:10:18 am
The Tiger I from the¬  Replacements episode of Band of Brothers.
Or the Jagdpanther from The Carentan episode if the Tiger was busy brewing up another Cromwell.
Can I have them as they are not in a film? Please!
awesome choice, Witt.

I'll take Bill and Ted's Phone Booth Time Machine.
583  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: Favorite Defensive Line of WWII on: April 10, 2013, 08:50:52 am
Do these Leningrad and Moscow lines have names? I will soon address Leningrad, I'm working on a WWII fortress poll. If you can find any names, I will add them to the poll.
584  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: Favorite Defensive Line of WWII on: April 09, 2013, 02:58:44 pm
From my readings on the subject the old Vauban fort proved to be the most difficult of the German held positions to capture during the Siege. My grandfather's 2nd Inf was so chewed up from the fighting from St. Lo and Brest that they were sent to the area around St. Vith and got hit hard during the opening days of the Bulge.
585  Other Forums / General Discussion / Re: A good World War I book? on: April 09, 2013, 03:31:34 am
The First World War by John Keegan is a great read. You will greatly enjoy the read. It does a good job covering the entire event.

The Guns of August by Tuchman is a great read of the cause and opening days and months of the war.

All Quiet on the Western Front is a short but great read. It does a great job putting the horrors of war and the everyday life of the German troops of the War.
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 »
2014 Support Drive
Support Level
Forum Username
Note: payee will appear as Livid Labs, LLC.
Buy Axis & Allies
  • Axis & Allies 1942 [Amazon]
  • A&A Pacific 1940 [Amazon]
  • A&A Europe 1940 [FMG]
  • [eBay]
  • [eBay]
  • A&A D-Day [Amazon]
  • A&A Battle of the Bulge [Amazon]
  • [eBay]
  • [eBay]
  • WWII Themed Combat Dice [FMG]



Axis and Allies.org Official Gold Sponsor: Field Marshal Games

Axis & Allies.org Official Silver Sponsor: Historical Board Gaming
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP © 2014 Livid Labs, LLC. All rights reserved.
Axis & Allies is registered trademark of Wizards of the Coast, a division of Hasbro, Inc.
Note: the copyright below is for the forum software only.
Powered by SMF 1.1.16 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!