They don't. Read the first post in the threadRichard Anderson wrote: ↑22 Dec 2020 07:06Let me get this straight...in January 1940 the Italians begin planning for a major series of carefully coordinated operations that will coincide with the Germans overrunning France and the Low Countries, leaving Britain alone to contend against them. Is that more or less the premise?
How do they know when and what the Germans will do?
Bari OR Trento.Richard Anderson wrote: ↑22 Dec 2020 07:06I thought it was Bari and Trento?...
Please read more slowly.
WHAT Division?!?Richard Anderson wrote: ↑22 Dec 2020 07:06Perfectly feasible? You sure about that? You plan on moving a non-motorized division by poorly developed roads to a pretty tight time schedule...
No, there is no Division involved in this. As stated, there are two Blackshirt Battalions involved in the Aden operation with a very specific make-up. On the odd chance that not enough men are in the most populated part of Eritrea, then the men (one or two hundred, tops) are making that trip.
These men won't make or break the operation, either.
I'm starting to think you are doing this on purpose.
Weaving these little insults into every post is pointless; I am not going to lose my temper and say something that will get me banned.Richard Anderson wrote: ↑22 Dec 2020 07:06Not very curious are you?
Its just not that important.
And yes, the list of airfleds is good, but there is no specific information about them. Why, were the British airfelds in the region all in tip-top shape?
Minus the "clumsy" part and "hindsight", that is exactly what I am doing here and I make no bones about it. Wargame Exercises have a long and honorable history.... and if you had been reading my exchanges with the others here, you will see that I have been diligently and persistently avoiding the use of hindsight/foresight... much to the dismay and incredultity of one of them.Richard Anderson wrote: ↑22 Dec 2020 07:06If I hammer at what ifs it is at the inveterate absence of grounding in any actual history they are. Most are pretty clumsy wargaming exercises of the shoving counters around a map ilk that give no thought to what really needs to change. In this case you are following the typical route of shuffling the various assets of the Italian forces about as if they are counters on a game board, then employing hindsight to calculate where, when, and how they can best be deployed against their adversaries, without understanding why they were where they were historically. That isn't "Alt. History" by any stretch of the imagination.
Politics disgust me, and all of the rest of it is entirely subjective. I ain't going down that Rabbit Hole.
a- its boring
b- it cannot be argued to a definitive end.
I am dealing with that which is mechanically possible, and the posts are way too long already.
The topic is what it is, so stick to it or start a thread of your own.