Global 1940, No. 2 Game Report:
This Global 1940 Game Report includes the use of the complete Axis & Allies Global 1940 House Rules Expansion.
The Capital Defense rule is included - but did not see action during this game.
This Global 1940 two-player game ended Monday, 3rd January. Here is a brief situation report:
Axis: The Captain
Allies: Butch Cassidy
Germany follows the Battle of the Atlantic Strategic Plan.
Waffen-SS Infantry & Waffen-SS Artillery units are produced in Berlin - and take part in the Battle of France.
France, Normandy, Southern France, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria & Finland are all captured by or join Germany.
UK naval units in sz 111 & sz 106 are eliminated by U-Boats and Luftwaffe units.
Germany produces 5 U-Boat units - and places them in sz 112 - together with the German Baltic Fleet. These naval units are protected by German air units in Western Germany.
The Soviets produce a mix of Paratroopers, Commissar & Infantry units and re-organize their troops.
The Japanese Strategic Plan is to capture the vital islands in the Pacific.
A massive build up of Transports, Infantry & Artillery begins.
The Japanese forces in Asia, attack China - with no regard to losses in men & materiel. All of China must be captured - fast.
The Strategic Plan is to Kill Germany First.
All US production is directed towards this strategy. No production goes to the Pacific.
No counter attacks are launched against the Japanese invaders. All surviving troops are withdrawn to the West.
The United Kingdom Strategy is to support the United States in the Kill Germany First strategy.
Surviving naval units from sz 110 withdraw into the Med. and link up with the UK Med. Fleet.
UK naval & air units attack & destroy the Italian naval units in sz 96.
Most production goes to London and Africa. Only a few units are produced in India.
The French naval units in sz 93 are destroyed.
Succesfull attacks are launched in North Africa & Greece.
The surviving Italian naval units are stationed in sz 97 - protected by air units from Rome.
Italy builds up for a major offensive in North Africa, producing Landing Crafts and Paratroopers.
The ANSAC Navy & Army secures Java & Dutch New Guinea - boosting their economy.
Preparations are made for further expansion in the Southern Pacific.
The surviving French units make a few Non-Combat Movements.
Late 1940 & Early 1941:
Continues to mass produce U-Boats for the Battle of the Atlantic - which is now totally dominated by the German Kriegsmarine. The Med. is also cleared from Allied naval units, in a combined effort by the Luftwaffe & Kriegsmarine.
Gradually, preparations are made for an invasion of the Soviet Union.
Prepares for the Axis invasion - but since Germany & Italy have both Paratrooper units as well as Landing Crafts placed in Romania, Bulgaria & Greece - it is impossible to defend the entire Eastern Front.
The last preparations are made for a Massive Amphibious Offensive in the Pacific.
Japan only waits for the United States to declare War - in order to avoid the US National Guard to be activated.
Simualtaneously, the Japanese troops in China prepare for the Final Assault against the last Chinese defensive position in Sikang.
The United States strategy Kill Germany First did not take the Massive German U-Boat Production into account.
Even so, the USA declares War on the Axis in Early 1941 - and prepares to launch Search & Destroy missions in the Atlantic against the mass of German U-Boats, that are spread out all across the Atlantic.
The destruction of the last Chinese units by the Imperial Japanese Army is now inevitable.
A few amphibious assaults against German controlled Europe are launched - using Landing Crafts - supported by a few Paratrooper units.
Africa is strengthened with units from the factory in South Africa.
The Med. & North Africa is under Italian control (Egypt is controlled by UK).
An invasion is succesfully launched against the Soviet Union - in Caucasus - with Landing Crafts, Tank & Infantry units from Greece.
With no support from US units, ANZAC strengthens the defense of the gained islands in the Southern Pacific.
The offensive against Russia is launched on the entire Eastern Front - from Finland in the North to Rostov in the South.
Landing Crafts, Panzer, Infantry & Paratrooper units from Greece, Bulgaria & Romania succesfully attack into Ukraine & Rostov.
The build up of U-Boats continues in the Atlantic.
With no losses of any Luftwaffe units yet, the German Kriegsmarine & Luftwaffe units make an Allied offensive in the Atlantic impossible.
A counter attack is succesfully launched against German troops in Karelia. Soviet troops now threaten Finland.
Caucasus, Rostov & Ukraine are re-captured by the Soviets - but with heavy Soviet casualties.
Soviet troops from the Far East are moved to the Eastern Front by Rail.
USSR & Japan are not at War - and by now the Soviet-Japanese Non-Agression Pact is active.
Massive offensive operations are launched against Philippines, Malaya, Kwangtung, Java, New Guinea & Dutch New Guinea.
The last Chinese units are destroyed - and Japanese troops now stand at the borders to the Soviet Union.
The offensive against Philippines fails - with huge losses for the Japanese.
Preparations are made for a renewed Philippine offensive.
The US naval task force in the Atlantic is strengthened with Destroyers & Heavy Battleships.
The fight against the German U-Boats continues.
No other offensive operations are launched.
In the Pacific, the US Navy links up with UK & ANZAC naval units in sz 26.
UK troops fight against Italian & German unkits in the Middle East, North Africa & Western Europe.
An invasion with Landing Crafts, Commandos, Artillery & Paratroopers is succesfully launched against Norway.
Attacks are succesfully launched against UK troops in the Iraq & North Africa.
The economy is suffering due to Japanese offensive operations against the islands in the Pacific.
Production is at a low capacity.
Early 1942 to Late 1944:
The German War effort is mainly focused on the Eastern Front, with only few U-Boat units produced for the Battle of the Atlantic.
In Late 1943 Germany takes over Italy.
In Late 1943, Early 1944 & Late 1944, Germany mass produces Panzer, Mechanized Infantry & Me262 Jet Fighter units.
In Late 1944 the Eastern Front is totally dominated by German forces, with Army Group North & Army Group Center linked up in Smolensk, Army Group South in Bryansk - and several other Waffen-SS and Wehrmacht units surrounding Moscow.
US & UK landings take place in Normandy, Holland & Norway.
All invasion areas are re-captured by German Panzer & Infantry units, with heavy losses on both sides.
By Early 1944, the combined Axis economy is close to an Economic Victory.
The Soviets prepare for a Last Stand in Moscow. Completely surrounded by German & Japanese forces, it is only a matter of time before the Soviet Capital will fall.
A Soviet Army Group with 2 Soviet Tank Armies is the backbone of the Soviet defense in Moscow.
Iraq is still Soviet occupied by 2 Soviet Paratrooper units. But by now only Moscow and Iraq are Soviet controlled.
In Late 1942, Japan declares War on Russia - and launches massive attacks in the Far East - and across the Soviet-Chinese borders.
From Late 1943 the Japanese have eliminated all Allied strongholds in the Southern Pacific.
Alaska is also captured by 6 Tank & 6 Artillery units.
In Asia, the Japanese have either eliminated or pushed back all Allied units - and are now pursuing the retreating UK units from India - Western India is now in the frontline.
A massive build up of the Imperial Japanese Navy aims to take out all Allied naval units in the Pacific.
The US naval task force in the Atlantic destroy the last naval units of the German Kriegsmarine in a naval battle in sz 110.
Losses are heavy on both sides, but the US naval task force survives with 2 damaged Heavy Battleship units, a few Destroyer units - and most importantly - all Transports.
A massive invasion is succesfully launched against Holland in Late 1944.
In the Pacific, all surviving US naval units are withdrawn to sz 10 for a Last Stand against the enormous Imperial Japanese Navy.
Due to the loss of Alaska & Philippines - the US economy is inferior to that of Japan.
In Early 1945 the last US islands - Hawaii, Midway, Guam, Wake and Aleutian will fall to the Japanese - and the US Pacific Fleet will be eliminated by superior Japanese air & naval forces.
In Late 1944, the “bridge” of US Transports in the Atlantic is broken - meaning that only a few or none reinforcements will reach Europe from Eastern USA.
After demolishing the Underground Factory in India in Early 1944, the UK troops in Asia have been retreating from the Japanese troops.
UK troops prepare for a Last Stand in the Middle East, in Late 1944 and Early 1945.
In Europe, UK units are shipped to Holland, to support the US troops against an anticipated German counter attack.
The UK economy is crumbling due to the loss of vital areas in the Pacific Theatre.
With only a few land & air units left, ANZAC is in no position to threaten the Japanese.
Germany succesfully launches massive counter attacks against Allied controlled Normandy & Holland.
These German counter attacks are strong enough to withstand any Allied counter attacks
German reinforcements on the Eastern Front reach their destinations - and prepare for a massive assault on the Soviet Capital, Moscow.
The offensive on Moscow is planned to be launched in Late 1945.
By that time, the Soviets will be outnumbered 3 to 1.
Preparations are made for a renewed German offensive against Allied controlled Africa.
With a combined German-Japanese IPC level at 175 IPC, the Axis have already surpassed the 148 IPC required for an Economic Victory.
Without any prospect of a decisive military breakthrough - and facing an overwhelming number of enemy forces, the Allies have no option but to surrender.
The Axis Economic Victory occurs in Early 1945.
These pictures show the military & economic situation in Early 1945.