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Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/5/2012 2:28:59 AM)

quote:

TO: SP/KANDY
FROM: FAM/PAP
TIME:17:20;09;43


FLOATING GIN PALACES PERTH DISCOVERED FARTING IN COLANDER STOP REDIRECTED PERTH END




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/5/2012 2:39:57 PM)

******************Feb. 10, 1043(c)**************

Manado: P-38's sweep over Manado from Namlea. They score 4:1 over the numerically superior Tojo CAP. Probably the B-24's that were moved up to Saumlaki can attack tomorrow. Washington is on her way to bombard at night, probably night of 11/12 depending on refueling of DD's. That would put the air drop on Sidate for the 12th, most likely.


Not much else happened. Some ASW skirmishing in the Sundas, a couple of USN sub attacks in East China and South China Seas.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/5/2012 3:13:36 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: sprior

I think you misheard, it's bum-sniffing dog



In my experience that is redundant




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/5/2012 3:34:27 PM)

What are all these AKL's and AK's doing around Swatow (SE China coast)? The sub force is intercepting groups like this almost every day.

Presumably they are moving something. [:)] Oil in barrels? Suppries? From where to where? Could they really be that low on TK's? The main islands dont need resources in Scenario 2 do they? Pretend I didn't read the manual or play as the empire.

ASW attack near Swatow at 81,63

Japanese Ships
xAK Kurohime Maru
xAKL Raizan Maru
xAKL Hidaka Maru
xAKL Assam Maru
xAKL Nissyo Maru
xAKL Miiko Maru
PB Kaisho Maru

Allied Ships
SS Hake




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/5/2012 3:37:09 PM)

Another one croser to Japan

Sub attack near Tanegashima at 101,63

Japanese Ships
PB Shinko Maru #3, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Nichirin Maru

Allied Ships
SS Halibut




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/5/2012 3:48:05 PM)

Bloody inscrutable little yellow baaahstards. [:)]

In any event, the East China and South Cina Seas seem to be the happy hunting grounds...as well as the Sulu Sea and the Eastern coast of Mindanao. The S boats at Dutch Harbor have been a total waste of fuel. Ditto the patrols off Palembang, Truk, the Solomons. Some utitlity of subs in the defensive role at Port Hedrand but not much.




BBfanboy -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/5/2012 4:52:16 PM)

Re: those xAKLs near Swatow: Most of them have a speed of 12 kts which means they move three hexes per phase. Hong Kong is four hexes from Swatow but if they go one hex further out to see [rather than through the Swatow hex], it is six hexes to the one off Swatow. Subs are much more likely to intercept if they are in the same hex with a TF at the end of its movement as opposed to the TF passing through the sub's hex.

Swatow has no resources stored. Hong Kong and Canton have lots. I don't know for certain about Japan's resource needs but I think it needs more than it has on home turf. Hong Kong is also the logical place to inject supplies into the South China area.

Re: your experience with dogs: Have you ever considered getting a bidet? [;)]




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/5/2012 5:54:11 PM)

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TO: AL-SP/KANDY
FROM: FAM/PAP
TIME: 09:45;10;02;43

ROTOR JS4317-X RECEIVED STOP DECRYPTION CYCLE SMOOTH STOP ENCRYPTION REMAINS CHALLENGING STOP FURTHER MESSAGE FROM BUNTING TOSSERS AFTER SCRAN END




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/5/2012 6:17:34 PM)


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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy
Re: your experience with dogs: Have you ever considered getting a bidet? [;)]



I actually have one in the master bath. Gold handles and everything. It looks like something out of one of Saddam's palaces. I think the builder thought he could charge more money if he put one in. After a terribly aversive experience involving overly hot water and...well...you get the idea, I can't even look at one without getting the shakes.

I am only able to talk about it after I got upped to the maximum dose of fluoxetine. Also, I had to drop that into to Islam lecture series after we had the hygeine talk.

I'm looking into Bokonism now.




zuluhour -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/6/2012 12:34:34 AM)

[X(] Whats a master bath? Mrs Zuluhour explained to me upon purchase of the new supreme HQ that there was only a his and hers bathroom. Hers was ajoining the queen suite and mine was annexed to the garage. I'm glad we went for the attached garage!




Chickenboy -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 1:07:42 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake
The main islands dont need resources in Scenario 2 do they? Pretend I didn't read the manual or play as the empire.


Oh, goodness no. The Japanese Empire can produce resources via its unicorn-powered factories on gumdrop lane. Fairy princesses (alright, so they're in kabuki) help convert fuel from oil.

ETA: Bump from page 2.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 2:30:47 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake
The main islands dont need resources in Scenario 2 do they? Pretend I didn't read the manual or play as the empire.


Oh, goodness no. The Japanese Empire can produce resources via its unicorn-powered factories on gumdrop lane. Fairy princesses (alright, so they're in kabuki) help convert fuel from oil.

ETA: Bump from page 2.



Right, so they are bringing unicorns and fairy princesses from China. Thanks for the info.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 2:46:19 PM)

So I take SG and the little girls out to Creverand National Forest, "The Land of Many Uses" (..mostly pot growing) for a hike. The sign on the trailhead warns of rattlers and mountian lions. I happen to know they aren't bluffing so SG is assigned point and I will bring up the van. 300 yds in SG and the littlest one barely miss stepping on a coiled up rattler. So much for point duties, eh?

There is much screaming and wailing but we decide to push on. I take point and SG is assinged the job of scanning the bushes for mountian lion ambushes. We make it without further attack and manage to skirt about 40 acres of poison oak. It was a blast. [:D] On the way back down the road a motorcyclist hits a car and is ejected, killing him (every third vehicle is a motorcycle because it is an awesome mountain ride). The road is blocked so we have to detour to Elsinore and take the freeway (an hour detour). Lake Elsiniore is perhaps the ugliest place on the planet. EVERYONE there gets a government check. I am not kidding.

We pass a particularly apt business sign. It reads.

Preferred Utility Services

At the top im 3 foot letters is reads:


PUS


Evidently they did not hire a marketing firm.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 3:19:26 PM)

Can you imagine the owner of PUS trying to impress a chica in a bar?

"Hi, I'm the CEO of PUS Industries" [:)]




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 3:21:33 PM)

I wonder what the corporate culture of PUS industries is like?




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 3:28:43 PM)

******************Feb. 11, 1943(c)******************


Manado: The Corsairs are great, just hard to maintain.

Morning Air attack on Manado , at 75,99

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 23



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses


What model of the Tojo SHOULD JJ have by this point?

Then the P-38's sweeping from Ternate. The were both part of the same HQ but evidently got separated. The P-38's are hard to maintain at forward bases too.

Morning Air attack on Manado , at 75,99

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 11



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 31000 feet


Then the B-24's from Saumlaki which is still level 4. The sequence of the two fighter sweeps and the the bombers is good but I am disappointed we didnt catch more planes on the ground. Couple of P-40's from Ternate accidentally get caught up in the fight.

Afternoon Air attack on Manado , at 75,99

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 14



Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 28
P-40E Warhawk x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 29




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 3:35:09 PM)

Washington should be able to bombard Manado tonight, then two more sweeps in the AM, another B-24 raid, then P-40K LRCAP over Sidate and then 503rd PIR gets the order to drop on Sidate. LCT's and LST's and paddleboats assembling at Ternate will land the following day. This will consist of some beachmasters, a Bn of Stuarts and a couole of coy of 145th Infantry Regt.




witpqs -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 3:35:48 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

So I take SG and the little girls out to Creverand National Forest, "The Land of Many Uses" (..mostly pot growing) for a hike. The sign on the trailhead warns of rattlers and mountian lions. I happen to know they aren't bluffing so SG is assigned point and I will bring up the van. 300 yds in SG and the littlest one barely miss stepping on a coiled up rattler. So much for point duties, eh?

There is much screaming and wailing but we decide to push on. I take point and SG is assinged the job of scanning the bushes for mountian lion ambushes. We make it without further attack and manage to skirt about 40 acres of poison oak. It was a blast.

Mountain lions attack from the rear. Of course you knew that as you took the van, which is the front (short for vanguard). Clever wordplay - bravo! You had the Jrs acting as puma bait thinking they were looking for snakes. [:D]




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 3:38:24 PM)

Sorong: Most of three USMC regiments, a bn of Stuarts and combat engineers are ashore without any shippinmg losses. JJ garrison still potent because their arty fire still inflicting some casualties. They will require some softening up by air while the ground troop srest up.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 3:40:26 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

So I take SG and the little girls out to Creverand National Forest, "The Land of Many Uses" (..mostly pot growing) for a hike. The sign on the trailhead warns of rattlers and mountian lions. I happen to know they aren't bluffing so SG is assigned point and I will bring up the van. 300 yds in SG and the littlest one barely miss stepping on a coiled up rattler. So much for point duties, eh?

There is much screaming and wailing but we decide to push on. I take point and SG is assinged the job of scanning the bushes for mountian lion ambushes. We make it without further attack and manage to skirt about 40 acres of poison oak. It was a blast.

Mountain lions attack from the rear. Of course you knew that as you took the van, which is the front (short for vanguard). Clever wordplay - bravo! You had the Jrs acting as puma bait thinking they were looking for snakes. [:D]


Oops...yes..knew that. What is the guy in the back called? [:D]


No Brokeback Mountain jokes either.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 3:43:57 PM)

Pretend I didn't read the Army Field Manual, either. [:)]




Chickenboy -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 3:44:29 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

I wonder what the corporate culture of PUS industries is like?


Purulent, I'd reckon. Akin to the UAW?




Chickenboy -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 3:47:40 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake
What model of the Tojo SHOULD JJ have by this point?


IIa gives way to IIb somewhere in mid-late 1943. Few players will produce the IIb, as its strap-on 40mm aerial cannon is...well, let's just say they achieved the low cost contract production.

IIc nominally is available early 1944, but may be pulled forward somewhat depending on your opponent's research commitment to the airframe. It's maybe a slightly better plane than the FM-2 Wildcat, but that's a near analogy.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 3:47:46 PM)

*****************Flag Raising Ceremony, New Edinburgh, Feb 11, 1943(c)**************


Sumburnt man in kilt: In the name of William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots, I proclaim the reconquest of this fair land, New Scotland!




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 3:49:54 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake
What model of the Tojo SHOULD JJ have by this point?


IIa gives way to IIb somewhere in mid-late 1943. Few players will produce the IIb, as its strap-on 40mm aerial cannon is...well, let's just say they achieved the low cost contract production.

IIc nominally is available early 1944, but may be pulled forward somewhat depending on your opponent's research commitment to the airframe. It's maybe a slightly better plane than the FM-2 Wildcat, but that's a near analogy.



So the IIa is appropriate. What should begin to replace it?




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 3:53:12 PM)

Burma: JJ is ready for us over Paoshan.

Morning Air attack on 55th Engineer Regiment, at 65,45 (Paoshan)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 8
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 7



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 7
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 3 destroyed
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 5 damaged


Then the Hurricane sweep comes in...after the raid. **** happens.


Morning Air attack on 55th Engineer Regiment, at 65,45 (Paoshan)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 7
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 3:54:20 PM)

Is 55th Engineer Regt at Paoshan composed of combat engineers or are these Koreans in diapers?




Chickenboy -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 4:00:03 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake


quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake
What model of the Tojo SHOULD JJ have by this point?


IIa gives way to IIb somewhere in mid-late 1943. Few players will produce the IIb, as its strap-on 40mm aerial cannon is...well, let's just say they achieved the low cost contract production.

IIc nominally is available early 1944, but may be pulled forward somewhat depending on your opponent's research commitment to the airframe. It's maybe a slightly better plane than the FM-2 Wildcat, but that's a near analogy.



So the IIa is appropriate. What should begin to replace it?


From the Tojo line? Probably the IIc, but not for some time from now in WWII(c). They could, of course, upgrade away from the Tojo pathway to other 1e fighter airframes. But until the deployment of the Frank, the IJAAF doesn't have much choice in the matter.




witpqs -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 4:01:20 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Oops...yes..knew that. What is the guy in the back called? [:D]


No Brokeback Mountain jokes either.


That would be rear guard (or rearguard); or campaign manager; or even attorney.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 4:04:43 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Oops...yes..knew that. What is the guy in the back called? [:D]


No Brokeback Mountain jokes either.


That would be rear guard (or rearguard); or campaign manager; or even attorney.



Attorney, Yes! That is the word I was looking for.




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