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Offline nelmsm

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We are off and running in our Serbia '14 game.  Here is the situation after the Serbian 2nd Turn.


My partner is going to drive down the south side of the river to Sabac with his full division and reinforced by the Sabac Detachment when it releases.  I'm swinging the portion of the division I'm commanding around to the other side of town hoping my partners assault will have drawn off some troops.  Meanwhile when the rest of my division comes on as reinforcements we're hoping that the Austrians will have weakened the center to reinforce the flanks and they can strike there.

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Re: A Matter of Honor - A Serbia '14 MP game No Austrians Please!!
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2021, 01:13:15 PM »
Situation at the end of the Serbian turn 3.  My partner has made a common mistake among new players and moved his machine gun units right up to the line.   Best bet is to hold them back two hexes and work that Austrian infantry over.  With their crappy morale they should disrupt soon enough and then it's time to send the infantry in.  Move your field guns up to within range but out of range of Austrian machine guns and do the same.  All the stacks with the red around them have disrupted units.  With the Austrians in trenches my Serbian partner will probably need to pull back a bit and set up what's left of his machine gun companies and do as I advised.  Meanwhile the units of my division continue to move around to the other flank but it's slow going on those mountain trails.


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Re: A Matter of Honor - A Serbia '14 MP game No Austrians Please!!
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2021, 09:23:40 PM »
Night has fallen on the field.  I'm taking advantage to move up my machine gun companies within two hexes of the enemy without their knowledge.  Won't he have a nasty surprise come daylight.  The red X's in the screenshot are the hexes where my machine gun companies will deploy, and my field guns if I can get them there in time, to start softening up the hex at the end of the red arrow.  The only downer so far is that my 2nd Regiment is now 4 hours late.  I'm hoping they come on soon as I'm sure I'll need them.  I decided I didn't have enough time to move completely around to the other side of the bridgehead and my partner I'm sure could use some help in getting some of the pressure lifted of his division.


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Re: A Matter of Honor - A Serbia '14 MP game No Austrians Please!!
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2021, 03:29:24 PM »
Last turn before dawn.  My cavalry ran into an Austrian cavalry unit holding a stream crossing so now the Austrians know my division is somewhere close.  I'm hoping he'll still be surprised in the morning when the Serbian machine guns open up.  Only one in position to fire early but my other machine gun unit and the field guns will be ready to fire on the second turn of daylight.  My partner has pulled back to regroup and have another go sometime in the morning.  Still no sign of my second infantry regiments arrival.  They will be sorely missed if they don't arrive on the next turn.


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Re: A Matter of Honor - A Serbia '14 MP game No Austrians Please!!
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2021, 05:14:56 PM »
Well the Serbians have just concluded turn 6.  Once again my next infantry regiment did not show up.


However much to my surprise the Austrians were not holding the VP hex in front of me so I was able to occupy it for nothing.  Not sure what they are thinking but I'm in a position to drive towards the bridge and see about cutting some of those Austrians off.  My partner has also claimed one VP hex and looks posed to capture another.

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2021, 03:35:47 PM »
Well we have rolled into turn 7.  I advanced an infantry battalion but found a dug in Austrian battalion with field guns and machine guns.  Moved that infantry back a hex and moved up my field guns and a machine gun unit.  I'll have to take them out of travel mode next turn so that will take all their movement points so it will be the turn 9 before I get to shoot them.  My guys will just have to grin and bear it until then.  Maneuvering another infantry battalion and machine gun unit to take positions to fire on the Austrians but it will be 3 turns before they can fire.  Meanwhile all of Serbia wonders where the rest of my division is at!!


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Re: A Matter of Honor - A Serbia '14 MP game No Austrians Please!!
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2021, 04:15:37 PM »
Well here we are at the end of the Serbian turn 8.  I've moved up one more machine gun unit and took the ones there out of travel mode so they'll be able to fire defensively and then really hammer the Austrians on our next turn.  My partner has moved his division forward and is on the attack.  Notice a few things with this screenshot.  My wayward infantry regiment has shown up and started towards the fighting but with no heavy weapons along.  The Austrians are causing a lot of casualties with their naval units on Danube.  Interesting times defending the homeland!  I've requested that the Austrians leave behind any streudel while withdrawing. 


Also including a picture of the victory screen.  Here you can see the disparity of losses between attacker and defender.  Never the less, we will continue to attack the Austrian swine until they are driven back to where they came from.


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Re: A Matter of Honor - A Serbia '14 MP game No Austrians Please!!
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2021, 03:38:22 PM »
Sorry I missed a few turns folks but here we are at the end of turn 11.  I continue to move around the Austrian right while my comrade continues to pound their left.  Still missing part of my division but another regiment is marching to the front as fast as they can move.


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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2021, 08:42:24 AM »
Well night has come upon the land and my Serbians rest while the Austrians crap their pants at every little sound in the darkness.  Meanwhile my wayward regiment has finally made it's appearance and is starting the march to the front..


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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2021, 03:29:21 PM »
After a delay due to illness we are back in action.


My Serbian division is now in position to press the right flank of the Austrians while my partner presses the left.  I have more troops on the way and he should receive part of that fixed division soon if the Gods of Dice aren't too unfavorable.

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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2021, 11:54:27 AM »
Well may have been a mistake to have marched around the Austrian flank as they look well reinforced now.  Going to be a slugfest for sure now.  Did manage to take the one small VP hex from the Austrian cavalry and it helps but the rest is going to be a slog.


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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2021, 12:02:32 PM »
Well the Serbians are in for a tough time now since the Austrian reinforcements made it across the river.  Our hope now has to be that we trick those Austrians into standing up by yelling "free streudel" and shoot them down like the dogs they are.  Hopefully that fixed division will release on the next morning and we will have some fresh troops to hammer them with.


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Re: A Matter of Honor - A Serbia '14 MP game No Austrians Please!!
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2021, 02:51:21 AM »
Nice AAR, thanks for share

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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2021, 02:08:07 PM »
Sorry I forgot to grab a screenshot at the end of turn 19 but there isn't room to swing a dead cat and not hit an Austrian stack loaded with infantry and machine guns. Took too long trying to flank the bridgehead and we will just be playing out the string I believe.