Wednesday, May 27, 2009

John Prados Third Reich Wrap Up

The Brigadista and I managed to get in another session of our JP3R game on Friday night.  As I mentioned in my last post on the subject, we ended last time after the summer 1941 turn.  The Germans had invaded Russia and the British, having cleared North Africa, landed in Sicily.

Things really didn't go the Brigadista's way at all.  The German fall attacks in Russia were successful, but not overwhelmingly so.  The Russians were able to rebuild their units and even start to counter-attack.  Bad weather and a lack of money stymied any German efforts in Winter and Spring.  The Russians received massive force pool additions in Spring 1942, which pretty much eliminated any German opportunity to win the war.

In Sicily, the British army bypassed the main Italian army and captured Messina.  The Italian forces on Sicily were forced to surrender.  The British hopped the straights of Messina and invaded the boot of Italy proper, where they were stopped by hastily summoned German infantry.  The Italians had had enough at this point - the Brigadista blew the surrender die roll (a '3' on 2d6) and the Italians promptly surrendered.

Meanwhile the Pearl Harbor event came up and the U.S. joined the war.  Soon American troops were flooding to Britain.  A Summer 1942 invasion of France was definitely in the cards.  At this point the Brigadista wisely threw in the towel.

The game was enjoyable, but not as much fun as our first session.

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