GreyJoy -> Hairy Asian Experiences - GreyJoy (J) vs. Q-Ball (A) (7/1/2012 3:20:00 PM)
so yes, i decided to jump on the other side of the hill.
For my second Pbem match i thought it was time to grow up and to wear the clothes of the Evil Empire[:D]
My opponent, for the moment, will be unknown...thus i will start this AAR talking about the japanese production problems, HRs, etc rather than the gran strategy decided.
We're gonna play DaIronBabes, scenario 30. For those who don't know, it's the equivalent of scenario 2 stock but using the DaBabes data, the extended map and the stacking limits.
So, before even talking about the HRs (i still have to decide what to propose to my future opponent), i'd like to say a pubblic THANK YOU to all of those who have helped introducing me into the basics of japanese economy.
Obvert, Mike Solli (with his great AAR), Damian and many others.... but, above all, NY59Giants, who has been particularly patient with me and so kind to send me several documents in order to understand (not that i did manage to, mind you[:D]) how not to screw up everything during the first week of production!
So, let's start with PLANE PRODUCTION:
These are my choices (remember, it's like scenario 2) for the inital changes in the production lines.
A6M2 Zero: two factories producing it: Maebashi 56 (56) and Tokyo 0 (21) (former Sonia factory), for a total of 133 Ha-35 engines needed.
Oscar Ic: three factories producing it: Maebashi 0 (24) (former Nate factory), Maebashi 32 and Gifu 0 (27) (former Ida factory), for a total of 83 Ha-35 engines needed.
Val: one factory producing it: Nagoya 12 (18) for a total of 30 Ha-33 engines needed.
Kate (B5N1 variant): one factory producing it: Nagasaki 0 (20) (former Pete factory), for a total of 20 Nakajima Hikari engines needed (to dry the pool of 99).
Kate (B5N2 variant): one factory producing it: Hiroshima 0 (32), for a total of 32 Ha-35 engines needed.
Nell: one factory producing it: Maebashi 22, for a total of 44 Ha-33 engines needed.
Betty: one factory producing it: Nagoya 25, for a total of 50 Ha-32 needed.
Sally-IIa: one factory prod. it: Nagoya 23 (7) for a total of 60 Ha-32 needed.
Lily-Ib: one factory producing it: Gifu 34, for a total of 68 Ha-35 needed (only for few months).
Jake: one factory producing it: Hiroshima 27, for a total of 27 Ha-33 engines needed.
Glenn: one factory producing it: Nagoya 9 (1) for a total of 10Hitachi Hamakaze engines needed.
Mavis: one factory prod. it: Osaka 6 (6) for a total of 48 Ha-33 needed.
Dinah: one factory producing it: Nagoya 10 (10) for a total 0f 40 Ha-31 needed.
Babs: one factory producing it: Harbin 0 (7) for a total of 7 Ha-35 needed (former Nate factory).
Tina: one factory producing it: Gifu 0 (10) - former Ki-56 factory -, for a total of 20 Ha-33 needed.
Topsy: one factory producing it: Hammamtsu 6 (6) for a total of 24 Ha-5 needed.
To produce these planes i will need the following engines (monthly):
327 Ha-35 engines
338 Ha-33 engines
110 Ha-32 engines
10 Hitaci Amek. engines
20 Nakajima Hikari
40 Ha-31 engines
24 Ha-5 engines
....useless to say the engines production at the beginning of the scenario is completely wrong and insufficient to fill these needs... now i could easily adjust it to the current needs but i fear to screw everything up for the future...i mean: the engine production must also forsee which plane will arrive in the nearby and far future and so act to stockpile eventually what is needed and to trash what is not...
For example i know i will need a good number of Ha-34 engines to fill the orders for the Helens and Tojos that will start to arrive in mid-42.... so do you think i should already devote part of the production to stockpile the Ha-34?
...for what concerns the R&D....i'm still studing...but any suggestion will be welcome