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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 4:19:34 PM)

Turn 42

This turn came with a note saying 'suprise'.....I thought, hmmmm, whats all that about?

I soon found out....the proto Doolittle raid on Tokyo no less!!

A port strike??? This guy has balls of steel!!

As the planes hove into view...mounting panic struck Imperial Headquarters...


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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 4:24:06 PM)

Ordnance rained down on a freighter,....as they flew overhead I recognised the unmistakeable outline of L/Cmdr 'Mad' Jack McMad, adventurer, lion wrestler, raconteur and professional lunatic, chucking handfuls of grenades out of the cockpit.

I breathed a sigh of relief.

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

I was caught with my pants down and was lucky....my fighters were all on training missions.

I think I had better punch myself in the face[sm=00000030.gif]

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 4:30:05 PM)

Remember the film 'Hunt the Bismarck'???

Thats what its going to be like in pursueing those carriers!!![sm=00000023.gif]

Cheeky monkeys, they made the Emperor spill his afternoon tea in the palace.....

Those carriers will PAY!![8|]

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Historiker -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 5:16:07 PM)

You'll never get L/Cmdr 'Mad' Jack McMad!




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 5:20:40 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Historiker

You'll never get L/Cmdr 'Mad' Jack McMad!


Shakes fist in the air and plays bagpipes with a fury not seen since I accidentally drove into a gate....




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 9:45:53 PM)

First successfully launched aerial torpedo attack of the war sends a US Gunboat to the bottom!

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sprior -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 10:03:18 PM)

I playtested WPO, a hugely underrated game in my opinion. Glad you guys have brought it back out the closet.




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 11:09:37 PM)


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ORIGINAL: sprior

I playtested WPO, a hugely underrated game in my opinion. Glad you guys have brought it back out the closet.


I totally agree, its great fun!![:D]




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/27/2012 11:13:15 PM)

Another of Torstens Gunboats gets hit by an aerial torpedo.

Two in two days....aerial torpedoes are like buses in this game, don't see any launched for ages then two come along one after the other!!

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/28/2012 12:13:38 AM)

A Statement from the Imperial Palace.

'It has come to the attention of the Imperial High Command that British Submarine's have been operating around the waters of Manila.

The Submarines L-16 and L-2 have been spotted and both submarines have fired on Japanese shipping.

The Japanese Government demands that these ships are withdrawn forthwith. Furthermore, any more episodes of this piratical nature carried out by the Royal Navy will be considered as an act of war.

The Japanese Government seeks assurances that Great Britains neutrality remains intact.'


signed

Okuma Shigenobu. ( Prime Minister ).



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Historiker -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/28/2012 12:33:27 AM)

A Statement from his Majesty's Prime Minister:

Your small eyes must make your eyesight bad. There are no british submarines in the area around Manila. Also, it is amusing how you would want to be able to identify what sumberged sub fired upon you.
We have word from the US-Navy, that they alone operate about four dozend submarines in the area. They wouldn't even need his majesty's naval power.

Still, the Royal Naval will never let the freedom of the seas be contested by such parvenus. While we seek no war, we will defenitly not accept any naval blockade of our lines of communication! But your agressions both into China and the PI - which were quite laughable btw - are closely watched!




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/28/2012 9:27:28 PM)

So the Siege of Bataan begins[X(]

Yep, and before anyone asks, I don't know why I sent the 4th AF Construction Engineers there either!!

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/28/2012 9:29:28 PM)

Combat report for Bataan.

Japanese Engineers reduce Fortifications to 5.

Its going to be a horrible siege.

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Historiker -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/28/2012 10:30:22 PM)

Japanese invaders entered Bejing, again.

Chinese dragons be bad!


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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/28/2012 11:03:54 PM)

Man that must of hurt!![X(]

Huzzah for the Japanese Artillery!!

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/28/2012 11:27:44 PM)

Day 3 of the Siege of Peking....

Japanese artillery tear into the defenders.

I would not want to be on the receiving end of that!![X(]



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Historiker -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/28/2012 11:29:25 PM)

can't be THAT bad, if the AV isn't reduced a single point [;)]




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/28/2012 11:31:13 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Historiker

can't be THAT bad, if the AV isn't reduced a single point [;)]


Time will tell[;)]




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/28/2012 11:40:15 PM)

The Siege continues....

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crsutton -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/29/2012 1:22:46 AM)

Somehow missed this and just got caught up. Lots of fun. I played one scenario of WPO with my favorite opponent which was just a blast. Then we tried a campaign and lasted about 3/4 of a year before ending the game due to boredom. I would recommend any of the scenarios though. That is where the game shines.

As for finding the enemy, put very cautious commanders in some of your CLs and use them to find the enemy. That is what they were for, scouts. The game would actually be much better if it used the more refined AE surface combat system. Except in AE it is too easy for mid ocean intercepts. That would not do for a pre-radar warships.




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (4/29/2012 10:02:19 PM)


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ORIGINAL: crsutton

Somehow missed this and just got caught up. Lots of fun. I played one scenario of WPO with my favorite opponent which was just a blast. Then we tried a campaign and lasted about 3/4 of a year before ending the game due to boredom. I would recommend any of the scenarios though. That is where the game shines.

As for finding the enemy, put very cautious commanders in some of your CLs and use them to find the enemy. That is what they were for, scouts. The game would actually be much better if it used the more refined AE surface combat system. Except in AE it is too easy for mid ocean intercepts. That would not do for a pre-radar warships.


We are both enjoying this game, as you say, its a real blast!

Thanks for the CL tip....I'm going to start using it, trying to find anything in the vastness of the Pacific is hard enough in AE, let alone in WPO!![:(]




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (5/2/2012 10:54:40 PM)

Alot of Grenades get chucked out over Bataan and I actually score 1 point of damage on the airfield.
Oh well, its a start!!

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (5/2/2012 10:55:49 PM)

The Siege of Bataan grinds on.....[X(]

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (5/2/2012 10:57:58 PM)

The Siege of Peking also grinds on....
The 24th, 25th and 26th Chinese Korps take a battering.....
a man in a bar predicts Peking might fall 'fairly soon'...

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Historiker -> RE: Land of The Giants (5/2/2012 11:14:18 PM)

Chinese dragons won't be defeated!




Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (5/4/2012 12:02:54 PM)

Well I got another horrible suprise from Historiker......

Durban, Columbia and China Maru Transports are sent to the bottom by a huge US Surface TF whilst unloading at Lingayen.
I wonder where they are recoaling?

Luckily all troops had disembarked[:D]

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (5/4/2012 12:04:32 PM)

[:(]

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (5/4/2012 12:10:31 PM)

Next, that nasty Surface TF turns its attention to another Troopship TF disembarking in Lingayen.[:(]

Again I was lucky that all troops had disembarked, but the loss of the DD's Tsubaki and Kuwa was unpleasant.

The Transport Argun Maru was also sent to the bottom, and the Arizona Maru had to be scuttled due to 99% Flotation and Fire damage.....RATS!![:(]

The American ships somehow evaded a 300+ minefield[:@] , and a large Surface TF that was asleep nearby[:@][:@]

Oh well, 'cest la guerre', as they say!!

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Empire101 -> RE: Land of The Giants (5/4/2012 12:12:11 PM)

The Siege at Bataan goes on...

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