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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/26/2012 2:06:52 AM)

The Fall of Manila....Japan goes wild with excitement!!!

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/26/2012 2:09:47 AM)

Manchuria is finally taken by the Imperial Army....Japan in a frenzy of excitement.....ladies fainting on streets every minute!!

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/26/2012 2:16:31 AM)

Other news....

Well it all seems to be going to plan, but the limited visibility of units is really proving problematic in trying to intercept Historikers interdiction missions.
They appear, a few shots are fired, and then they vanish like ghosts, evading pickets like they do not exist.[X(]

The score is slowly pulling away in terms of base points, so thats something to celebrate.

I've been lucky so far in that not one of Historikers raids has caught any of my troopship TF's.
Lets hope this run of luck continues[8|]

On to Bataan....BANZAI!!


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Historiker -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/26/2012 7:43:36 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Empire101

This pest is out for the count!!

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She'll survive and has 70/65 XP now. I guess my Chinese fleet is slowly getting superior crews than the rest of the Allies [;)]

The Chinese fleet is based in Shangri-la!




obvert -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/26/2012 9:03:26 AM)

Doesn't anyone have any Zeppelins over here? I know the US had some, and couldn't Japan had bought or developed a few?

What ever happened to all of these Chinese ships that seem to be causing so much havoc here? Were they gone by the time Japan started messing with China in the 30's?

Shouldn't some of them be in AE? Maybe on both sides as some must have been captured by the Japanese? :) It would be nice to have a few older coastal protection vessels with big guns. Maybe not that useful, but fun. I'd like to have the Thai navy involved too.




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/26/2012 9:19:20 AM)

I wish I had some Zepplins. The problem for the Japanese at this point is that they have large transport TF's, hovering Surface fleet TF's ( again quite large ) to protect the transports.
These are providing large juicy targets for any sub in the areas concerned, while the Chinese CL's are equipped with stealth technology ( or so it seems ), having the ability to avoid the pickets, become invisible to Escorting TF's, and the uncanny ability to absorb more damage than the Yamato[:(].

The plane with the longest search range ( for the Japanese ) is the 4 engine Felixstowe, a sort of forerunner of the Short Sunderland flying boat, that has the massive search radius of 2 hexes. Not exactly brilliant.[:@]

The only good that has come of all this is that the transport TF's have not been stopped or damaged.[:)]

I'll get those Chinese junks if its the last thing I do.

( shakes fist and starts playing the bagpipes[sm=sterb020.gif] ).




obvert -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/26/2012 9:42:05 AM)

Maybe they were trying to keep the game simple, but there are some better options out there even earlier than your game time. And I literally searched for two minutes to find them. There may be a lot more.

The Curtis plane even made a transatlantic flight! Granted, only one plane out of several that set out made it, and only 10 were produced. Still, the technology was there.

Are any of these in the queue or is there an editor for this game?



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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/26/2012 9:59:00 AM)

Here is the Felixstowe F2 Patrol plane as it appears in War Plan Orange. That range is almost as good as it gets.

The aircraft in the game make the Nate look fantastic!!

There is an editor, but Historiker and I just wanted a 'fun' game to play as a sideline to our AE GC's.
We will just have to make do with what we've got, so I can't moan too much ( but I'll give it a good go!! )[8|]

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Historiker -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/26/2012 12:41:28 PM)

The database itself has many flaws, which are IMO the result of inaccurate research or no research at all.
But this might indeed be intended to turn the game totally to the BB focus.




Historiker -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/26/2012 2:58:43 PM)

BTW:
There is a database editor. So one might think about adding some airpower and doing a few fixes, like adding the french fleet.
To counterbalance it, one might even think about a scenario where there wasn't a WW1 and Germany is still in Tsingtao and holds her Colonies. Siding with Japan, the High Seas Fleet might somehow come to aid - ignoring the fact that it would be need in Europe when at war with GB.

The only question is:
Is it worth it? I mean, creating such a mod would take serious time, and who can be expected to play this mod anyways?




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/26/2012 9:33:48 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Historiker

But this might indeed be intended to turn the game totally to the BB focus.


From what I've seen of the game, it looks like that was what was intended.

I also agree that it looks like it has flaws, but hey!! its great fun!![;)]




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 12:26:32 AM)

Turn 33

Breaking News

Manchuria is now firmly in the grip of the Imperial Japanese Empire.

Troops advance on the last redoubt in the Philippines at Bataan.

The IJA marches on Peking.....panic grips the capital.....a man in a bar predicts Peking will fall any day now...



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Commander Cody -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 6:42:55 AM)

Just want to let you guys know that I'll be staying away from any Wake Mutton I see on the grocery store shelves.

I bought this game a while ago and always liked the concept. Wasn't someone working on a WPO AE mod? That would be cool.

Cheers,
CC




Historiker -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 9:17:08 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Commander Cody

Just want to let you guys know that I'll be staying away from any Wake Mutton I see on the grocery store shelves.

I bought this game a while ago and always liked the concept. Wasn't someone working on a WPO AE mod? That would be cool.

Cheers,
CC

But it's delicious! [:D]




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 10:10:30 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Commander Cody

Just want to let you guys know that I'll be staying away from any Wake Mutton I see on the grocery store shelves.

I bought this game a while ago and always liked the concept. Wasn't someone working on a WPO AE mod? That would be cool.

Cheers,
CC


There is a little bit of traffic on the WPO site about a mod, but its very quiet, most of the time.
One of the joys of the game is that because of the lack of range of aircraft, ships can sail about relatively unimpeded most of the time.

Submarines are proving to be the most frightening foe so far, Historiker has lived upto his forefathers skill in submarime deployment.[8D]

After some devastating submarine attacks, the Japanese High Command almost became paralysed into inaction by the fear of submarines, commonly known as periscopitis.[X(]

As to Wake Mutton, never eat suspicious lumps of meat if the staff are under the command of a Bavarian Beer Monster!![;)]




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 10:15:29 AM)

Turn 36

Two 'Giants' get some target practice on an unfortunate freighter.

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 10:17:17 AM)

This is what is holed up in Bataan. Its going to take some 'winkling' out I fear.[:(]

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 10:21:47 AM)

....Reuters....

Japanese troops enter the suburbs of Peking. Chinese Government flee in panic. Population begin evacuation.

Another man in a bar predicts Pekings impending fall..........



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Mike Solli -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 10:48:08 AM)

Man, look at the 19 Division! What the heck is it composed of?!




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 11:24:22 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Mike Solli

Man, look at the 19 Division! What the heck is it composed of?!


Here is the Glorious 19th Div, but that figure of 918 seems to be misleading.
It has added everything ( support/Art/Eng etc) together to get to that figure, but strangely has not done it for the other units. Peculiar!![&:]




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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 11:52:59 AM)

After being torpedoed by by I30, USS Kanlaon II blunders into Kasa and Tosa for more direct fire practice.

23rd Battle Squadron stop to pickup survivors......

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 11:54:38 AM)

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ORIGINAL: obvert

Maybe they were trying to keep the game simple, but there are some better options out there even earlier than your game time. And I literally searched for two minutes to find them. There may be a lot more.

The Curtis plane even made a transatlantic flight! Granted, only one plane out of several that set out made it, and only 10 were produced. Still, the technology was there.

Are any of these in the queue or is there an editor for this game?



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Man, they are two ugly planes!![:D]




Historiker -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 11:55:22 AM)

+++ Breaking News +++
Japanese aggressors retreat from Bejing!
After first facing Chinese troops, the Japanese cowards run as fast as they can!


+++ News from the PI +++
Japanese attackers eaten alive by the allied artillery on Bataan Peninsula!


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Historiker -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 12:45:17 PM)

Turn 40:

+++ Victory at Sea +++

Another Japanese BB tastes the power of US torpedoes!

+++ News from the frontline on Bataan Peninsula +++
After finding that every cup of rice contains shrapnels from prior bombardments by the US artillery, the Japanese are in full retreat!


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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 12:45:41 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Historiker

+++ Breaking News +++
Japanese aggressors retreat from Bejing!
After first facing Chinese troops, the Japanese cowards run as fast as they can!


+++ News from the PI +++
Japanese attackers eaten alive by the allied artillery on Bataan Peninsula!


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.....Reuters.....

Peking

Japanese troops perform a skilful repositional manoeuvre in Peking, after Manchurian Bandits steal all the Armies noodles in Jehol.....Kwantung Army's Quartermaster is sacked.

Bataan

Japanese troops perform a skilful repositional manoeuvre at Bataan in the face of a feeble US Artillery bombardment, .....Southern Army's Quartermaster is executed.







Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 12:49:01 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Historiker

Turn 40:

+++ Victory at Sea +++

Another Japanese BB tastes the power of US torpedoes!


The BB Asahi takes minor damage from feeble US torpedoes.[;)]

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 3:02:27 PM)

Turn 40

Another US freighter is sent to Davy Jones Locker.

Other News.....

Massive Imperial buildup near Bataan.
Man in a bar is beaten up after giving false hope to populace.

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 3:06:53 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Historiker

[:D]
Indeed, he's good! I did my best to draw first blood, but he has the turn to show it [:)]


The chinese mobilize their forces:


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Every time I see this photo it makes me laugh!!




Historiker -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 3:20:41 PM)

Beware the Chinese dragons!




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 3:39:02 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Historiker

Beware the Chinese dragons!


Indeed!!

...Other News...

Chinese Government returns to Peking vowing 'not one step back' in the face of the Imperial aggressors.
Mad scientist reveals new secret weapon.. 'The Self Loading Muzzle Gun'....Royal Navy shows interest.
Emperor smiles at adoring crowds.....Japan goes wild with delight....


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