Q-Ball -> Solomons Turkey Shoot (4/5/2013 5:03:43 PM)
Greyjoy unfortunately had to leave for Paris without sending the turn, but he did send me the replay, and said "go ahead and salivate while I am gone!" He chose to attack my landing at Torokina, and the result was pretty much a turkey shoot.
UPDATE: Greyjoy confirmed that he lost 500 planes, and 320 pilots. That's alot! Though Japan can build plenty more of both...
I am only including combat reports that went the worst for me; aside from these, there were maybe 10 or so that were Japanese attack planes getting shot down, with no Allied losses:
Night Time Surface Combat, near Torokina at 109,130, Range 6,000 Yards
DD Kamikaze, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Asanagi, Shell hits 3, on fire
BB Idaho, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1
BB Mississippi, Shell hits 1
DD Stanly, Shell hits 1
That kinda sucks, IDAHO took a torp hit, and will probably need some yard time. My yards always seemed clogged with BBs, including CALIFORNIA, still repairing damage from the Pearl Harbor attack.
Another instance, some unescorted Vals somehow broke through; it looks like I will lose about 4 LSTs from this:
Morning Air attack on TF, near Torokina at 109,130
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes
D3A1 Val x 43
F6F-3 Hellcat x 46
Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 4 destroyed, 5 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak
No Allied losses
LCI-62, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LST-16, Bomb hits 1, on fire
LST-472, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
LST-23, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AKA Oberon, Bomb hits 1
LST-335, Bomb hits 1, on fire
APA Cambria, Bomb hits 2
LST-468, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
LST-31, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
They had already unloaded though
That's it; the rest of the combats were George, Zero, Jill, Judy, Francis, Betty getting shot down by lots of Hellcats, plus Wildcats, P-40, P-38, Corsairs, everybody.
The combat report indicates 275 Japanese planes lost (real tally might be higher), and I lost 9.
So, that invasion is ashore, and we should be in good shape going forward here. I landed 2 Australian Divisions, an HQ, 1 Tank Regt, a Boat/Shore Bn, and Artillery Bn. We are oppossed by a force built around a Nav Gd, and 1/3 of a division. This should fall pretty fast.