I would guess secret agents or spies put ashore from submarines were both more common and had greater effect than a sub getting of a few rounds at a poorly seen land target, before it needs to flee.
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RE: Why Germany lost WWII
I think Germany lost the war because of Hitler.
There is a fair chance WWII would occur even without Hitler, because of the Versialles treaty which was so unfair from a German point of view. Without him and the nazi campaign he spearheaded, many Jews (and with them a bunch of scientists, whether they were Jews or not) would not leave Germany before the war. Many of them, maybe most of them, would have assisted their Vaterland during the time of war. They might not have gotten the a-bomb, but an earlier introduction of jet planes, rocket powered weapons, radar, better enigma services etc. could have made a great impact in German favor.
Without Hitler, the Wehrmacht could have gotten more weapons it needed, instead of weapon Hitler meant they were in need of, like the Fucke Wulf that became fighter bomber, instead of fighter. The generals could have made tactical retreats on the East front when needed, to places better suited for defence. That could have saved tons of materiel and personnel. A whole army would not have been lost at Stalingrad, most likely because Stalingrad would not be so important for the generals. The panzers in France on D-day would have been available earlier, because the gefreiter-in-chief would not have been inaccessible in time of need (any general would accept to be awakened when the enemy attack on a broad front).
RE: Older versions
There might be some rules on combining the old Europe & Pacific in the section House Rules here on the forum.
But I would advise you to get the 1940 E&P, 2nd edition, instead. More units, more countries/players, better map, more options, just far better.
RE: Annoying tactics and strategies?
Playing as Japan, I usually often found an oportunity to send a lone transporter with two inf or a tank to take Madagaskar. Hardly anyone see it coming. If the transporter was still alive after that, I send the tank or an inf to Africa, to go mad there. Normally there will be som US forces around to clear Africa again after a few rounds, but very seldom a transporter to take back Madagaskar from Japan.
RE: How would you have escaped from the Battle of Dunkirk, if you had to?
Like most of the chaps, evacuated on ships, to avoid capture.
RE: Your First WWII Book
I think my first proper book was about Norwegians volunteering to fight for the Nazis on the Eastern front. The book was red, with drawing of a stahlhelm and some barbed wire on the cover.
I remember better some of the first documentaries I watched, back in the days when Discovery Channel sent good documentaries and not just crap. They where called Battlefield and had a duration for almost two hours. Topics where the battle og Britain, battle for Atlantic, attack on France, Barberossa and so on. They delt with the commanders, their plans, the soldiers, order of battle etc… I’m nut sure how I would rate them today, since I didn’t have very much knowledge back then when I first saw them, but at least I remember them as being quite good.
RE: The Inherent Problem with Axis and Allies
….lack of supply was never an issue during WWII…
Oh yes, it was.
In old school Axis and Allies, this was a problem as I was once Japan and Germany was captured outright so before the big push against the Japanese, I just began to stack infantry on the home island until I couldn’t any more. I had around 78 infantry and refused to surrender until they beat it down to the ground.
I have seen this in a game too, but the stack was tanks in Japan :roll: The Allies invested heavy in research and eventually got rockets and heavy bombers. That Tokyo stack of tanks came down pretty fast.
RE: Capt Robert Moffat Losey
…that American pilot who got shot down in Norway…
No, he wasn’t shot down. From wikipedia:
…Losey and the chauffeur passed through Dombas, a strategic railway intersection, just as a German Luftwaffe bombing began. The two sought refuge in a railway tunnel with others, but once in the tunnel Losey stood where he could observe the bombing. After a bomb fell near the entrance to the tunnel, a fragment of it pierced Losey’s heart, killing him. In addition to Losey, five Norwegians were killed by the bomb, and 18 wounded.
He was in Norway as a military attache at the US embassy and not as a fighter pilot. Like most others, he was evacuating north from Oslo, when he got to Dombas. He was very interested in flying and Luftwaffe, and stood close to the entrance to see the planes.