Today in 1942, Japanese forces invaded tulagi in the first part of Operation Mo. This would eventually result in the battle of the coral sea.
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Different plans for the battle of the bulge
I am reading the book The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge by Hugh M. Cole, In which 5 different plans for the battle of the bulge were mentioned:
1. ¨Operation Holland¨: a single thrust launched from the area around Venlo with the objective of Antwerp
2. ¨Operation Liège-Aachen: a two-pronged attack with the main effort driving northwest from luxembourg, subsequently turning north in order to meet with a second assault launched from the area northwest of Aachen
3. ¨Operation Luxembourg¨: a two-pronged attack launched simultaneously from central luxembourg and metz with the objective of taking Longwy. (not sure which longwy they mean here, there is more then one in France)
4. ¨Operation Lorraine¨: Another double envelopment, launched from Metz and Baccarat who would meet at Nancy
5. ¨Operation Alsace¨: two seperate thrusts, one launched east of Epinal, the other east of Montbéliard. They would meet in the Veosul area.
Could any of these plans have achieved something other then a disaster and the troops learning a little topography?
A Different Zitadelle
What if Operation Habicht or Panther was launched instead of Zitadelle?
For the ones of you not knowing what these operations were, Habicht was the launch of a small offensive across the donets to straighten the frontline of army south, and operation Panther was an extended version of Habicht, with the intension to push the Soviets back a little further.
First of all, I�ll tell what this is for the people who don�t know what this operation was:
It was the second to last major German offensive of the war, launched in mid february 1945. Its objective was to cut off the leading elements of Zhukovs 1st Belorussian front.
The attack was launched as a limited offensive, but Guderian planned it as a major offensive. For this offensive, he wanted to evacuate the courland pocket, remove forces from italy and norway, and use Sepp Dietrich�s 6th SS Panzer army, which was send to hungary to attack around lake balton.
The only thing Guderian did get approved by Hitler was that Walther Wenck directed the operation instead of Heinrich Himmler.
How could the operation have gone if Guderian got the forces he wanted?
RE: Hall of Shame - tales of the worst dice ever
I was playing a game of AAG40 with my friends, and I left holland belgium wide open for the french by mistake.
However, I attacked the 2 inf defending there with 3 tanks.
My tanks did not get a single hit in 2 rounds of dice, and the 4 french inf killed all the tanks.