At the opening of turn nine, two clear fronts are beginning to develop. One is the eastern front, which is pushing towards Paris, and will then move on to Strassbourg and Metz. The western front is pushing up the Breton peninsula towards Brest.
Units on the eastern front have moved to encircle Tours and the units around it. Meanwhile, several Allied armored units have advanced further east, setting up the push towards Paris once Tours has been liberated.
The units on the much smaller western front continue the push towards Brest.
At the end of turn nine, Allied units have pushed almost all the way to Paris. Tours is primed to fall soon, which will free up a significant portion of the army to push east, which should make it simple to take Paris. Also, Le Havre is surrounded, and should surrender this turn.
After I hit the next turn button, Le Havre surrenders.
The first goal on turn ten is to clear the area around Tours, to free up the units engaged in the siege. There are two infantry units and one paratrooper unit. My forces are more than sufficient to handle the units there.
Having liberated Le Havre, my units on the coast move to engage the armor and infantry that remains in the area. I do not want to risk any of the German units cutting off supply or otherwise mucking around in the rear.
On the Paris front, a line is forming along the river and around the city. Over the next several turns, the forces around Paris should be ale to surround the city and eliminate the German units in the area. The only unit that poses a real threat is the 5 strength mechanized infantry unit north of Paris, but I should have more than enough firepower to take it out.
Meanwhile, on the Breton front, my units push forward. A few German units are left, but they are weakened and should be eliminated next turn.
At the end of the turn, I was notified that Operation Dragoon was finally launched, through I am not sure how much benefit I will see in the limited area of this scenario.
At the beginning of Turn Eleven the real push towards Brest begins. My units easily eliminate the German Garrison on the northern shoulder of the peninsula, allowing an advance down the road towards Brest.
My units continue to clear the coast, and begin to surround Paris.
The unit garrisoning Paris is weak, and I have substantial strength arrayed against them. I think I can successfully assault Paris and liberate the city this turn.
All that is left now around Paris is the clean up.
At the end of turn eleven, there is a solid line forming on the eastern front. The push towards Strassbourg and Metz will begin next turn, setting me up to control essentially all of the victory points.
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