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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (8/12/2012 1:01:29 PM)

It seems that the operating is going to be a walk in the park

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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (8/19/2012 12:23:19 AM)

Sneaked attacked Kusaie with a paradrop and took the Island. Roi Namur is still held by the Japanese troops but will turn soon. Ewinetok and Ponape are the only atolls that hold me from cutting off Truk altogether. The US 6th Army is currently moving 6 divisions into Tulagi which will soon fall. The Japanese air bases of Rabaul, Buna, Tulagi, Lunga and Shortlands have been blasted into pieces by hordes of B25 and B24 bombers stationed at Port Moresby, NE Australia and at Efate. The Burmese front is entirely stuck. The Soviets are in deep troubles...

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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (8/25/2012 5:14:56 PM)

I'm in total control of the Solomons now. Tulagi has been captured. Guadacanal has been isolated. The Shortlands seems to be poorly defended and the other islands appear to be abandoned.

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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (8/25/2012 5:32:51 PM)

A map of the situation in the Pacific. Currently the main fighting occurs in the central Pacific where the Allies want to move forward and close Truk and the Japanese troops cling on and try to maintain their atolls and retake Kusaie to defend Truk and to stall the Allied advances. In the Solomons no Japanese ships or planes have been spotted in weeks. Except for many submarines. All ports and airfields have been closed (100% airfield damage at Rabaul)

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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (9/16/2012 9:29:57 PM)

Kusaie has been secured. Seabees are moving in to build up an airfield to neutralize Truk. The Japanese still hold Roi Namur yet I have quite some AV on the island, yet no supplies and therefore am still unable to take the island. I'm rotating units in and out of the atoll to prevent starvation. The Japanese only hold Truk, Ewinetok and Ponape in the area. The rest is mine or abandoned. At the end of 1943 I want to secure this area and start moving in on the next Japanese line of defense...

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Empire101 -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (9/16/2012 10:01:35 PM)

Huzzah!!

Your back!! I was worried, this had gone a bit quiet!![8D]




dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (9/19/2012 9:20:13 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Empire101

Huzzah!!

Your back!! I was worried, this had gone a bit quiet!![8D]


I have been traveling for work for quite a while and visited among others Port Arthur (currently Dalian). Altough I'm still quite busy for work I'm picking up playing turns and updating the AARs. Not much has happened. I am still fighting for Roi/Namur. Kusaie has been secured. Ponape will be next. Or will it be Ewinetok? Or will the Allies strike somewhere entirely else? The Solomons are also mine. The Japanese have strongholds at Buna, Rabaul and Lunga, but lack any air support and are more or less isolated.
But the Soviets are in trouble and the British are hopelessly stuck in the jungle.




dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (9/25/2012 7:06:06 PM)

And another carrier down the drain due to the Japanese submarine force. At least three of them made it to the sunk ship list today...

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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (9/26/2012 8:29:26 PM)

Japanese carrier based aircraft intercepted an Australian convoy, but got severely punished the next day.

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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (10/3/2012 8:47:56 PM)

While Nimitz is stuck at Roi-Namur, MacArthur is making excellent progress. Even more than in real life he is an absolute hero after his year long stand at the Philippines

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dennishe -> Brutal carrier battle (10/12/2012 11:35:03 PM)

My poor CVE's ....

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dennishe -> RE: Brutal carrier battle (10/12/2012 11:35:59 PM)

Also teh Bunker Hill is gone. And perhaps a few CVLs and the CV Hornet as well if they do not manage to escape tomorrow.

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dennishe -> RE: Brutal carrier battle (10/12/2012 11:37:20 PM)

The US Navy did strike back and the damage on Japanese side must be about equal. I'm retreating, but the Japanese navy has been very aggressive in the past. The battle may continue tomorrow...

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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (10/13/2012 8:36:58 PM)

Since a lot of planes were unable to get back to the damaged or sunk carriers, these landed on the few intact carriers that were left. Consequently, these were unable to launch a coordinated strike. A recipe for disaster. The Japanese Imperial Navy did strike back and damaged most of the carriers that were left. The CVE Anzio sank and the CV Enterprise will most likely follow. The USAAF flew in a lot of fighters to Lae in order to save the Navy's ass.

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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (10/14/2012 5:16:34 PM)

Had to leave the Enterprise behind. With 4 knots she could not be saved [:(][:(][:(][:(][:(]

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Empire101 -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (10/14/2012 5:52:27 PM)


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ORIGINAL: dennishe

Had to leave the Enterprise behind. With 4 knots she could not be saved [:(][:(][:(][:(][:(]




A sad end for the old lady[:(][:(]

Great AAR dennishe!!
Always an exciting read!!
What do you use to lay out your AAR's?.....it looks so great!![:)]




dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (10/14/2012 7:37:34 PM)


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What do you use to lay out your AAR's?.....it looks so great!![:)]



I use MS powerpoint.
I use a black box wherein I type. And I import the screenshots via Paint. Other pictures are directly copied into powerpoint. Once a page is finished, I select everything one the page and save it as a jpeg. To make a new page, I simply duplicate an old one and remove everything I don't need. Very easy and it costs hardly any more time than making a 'regular' AAR...




dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (10/31/2012 8:36:07 PM)

Without sufficient battle-ready carriers it will be difficult to counter this kind of harassment. Fortunately, it costs the enemy a lot of planes and pilots.

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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (10/31/2012 8:37:23 PM)

Kavieng and Kusaie are both level 4 airfields (soon to be 5). Time to close down Truk and to force the Japanese Navy further back eastwards...



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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (11/15/2012 5:47:03 PM)

And Truk is closed!!!

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MAurelius -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (11/15/2012 8:25:34 PM)

thx for writing this AAR - as I am njp72s new enemy - it's interesting to see how he works/thinks :)

keep it up :top:




BBfanboy -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (11/15/2012 8:50:47 PM)

I missed this one earlier, but in post 348 above you show BB Alabama squaring off against Fuso and Mutsu, but make no mention of it in your narrative. Can we get a sense of what happened in that one?




dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (11/17/2012 3:35:54 PM)

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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

I missed this one earlier, but in post 348 above you show BB Alabama squaring off against Fuso and Mutsu, but make no mention of it in your narrative. Can we get a sense of what happened in that one?


The battle was quite a massacre as the Allied warships did a poor job. The BB Alabama was out of action after the first salvo. Since NJP is welcome in this AAR, I cannot give you much detail on the status and whereabouts of the BB Alabama, except for that she is still alive...

I'v chosen a format wherein data is clustered per battlefield, but do realize that this makes it a little tricky to read as the order wherein the updates appear on the forum is not always the best one for readability. Also sometimes it may take a while before the outcome of the battle is disclosed as in this case. Once in a while I upload part of the story as a pdf in the correct order. This should increase readability a bit. (download here) It does take a very long time to load though...




dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (11/17/2012 3:37:10 PM)


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ORIGINAL: MAurelius

thx for writing this AAR - as I am njp72s new enemy - it's interesting to see how he works/thinks :)

keep it up :top:


Good Luck! Be aware that NJP is extremely aggressive and will try to attack you wherever he can...




dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (11/17/2012 3:41:43 PM)

There are a few problems why the Soviets are performing so poorly despite their huge army.
1) reforming the Soviet divisions takes a very very very long time.
2) the Soviet air force was wiped out immediately and consequently only a few bombers are available for recon missions. Consequently, the Soviets do not have a good idea where the Japanese main troops are. Surprise attacks have isolated and destroyed many Soviet troops. And counter attacks of the Soviets on small Japanese garrisons often failed as the small Japanese garrison turned out to consist of 8+ divisions. Ouch....

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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (11/18/2012 12:30:00 PM)

Let's open up another front [:D][:D][:D][:D]


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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (11/25/2012 2:45:43 PM)

Took Ewinetok. This is an important base for further advances into the Pacific...

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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (12/24/2012 1:42:52 PM)

Saulaki, NE of Darwin, (I may be wrong in spelling) has been secured. From here the Allies can push toward Java and to the Philippines.

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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (12/25/2012 9:21:50 AM)

The battle of Ponape was a great victory for RADM Spruance and the United STates Navy!!![:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D]

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dennishe -> RE: Operation Kill Em All (12/26/2012 12:25:46 PM)

Got the CL Naka. The others escaped or sank before...

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