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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 2/27/2007 7:57:40 AM   
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Here's a visual look at the Hibiki's travels so far. In 85 days she has sailed, at a very rough guess, 8500 miles (or around 13,700 kilometers).


The Voyages of the Hibiki - Major Events

1. Dec. 4, 1941 - Departs Pescadores.

2. Dec. 7, 1941 - Bombardment of Khota Bharu.

3. Dec. 17, 1941 - Bombardment of Mersing.

4. Dec. 21, 1941 - Engages enemy transport TF off Kuching. Nine enemy vessels sunk.

5. Dec. 27, 1941 - Struck by bomb off Singkawang.

6. Jan. 8, 1942 to Jan. 26, 1942 - Under repair at Okayama.

7. Feb. 16, 1942 - Engages two enemy task forces at Wake. Sixteen enemy vessels sunk.





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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 2/27/2007 8:01:54 AM   
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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 2/27/2007 9:42:38 PM   
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February 27, 1942

Location: Tarawa
Course: South
Attached to: TF 6
Mission: Surface Combat
System Damage: 5
Float Damage: 0
Fires: 0
Fuel: 401

Orders: Accompany Kido Butai south to attack American ships thought to be operating around Fiji

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 2/27/2007 9:44:40 PM   
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February 28, 1942

Location: 215 miles south of Tarawa
Course: South
Attached to: TF 6
Mission: Surface Combat
System Damage: 5
Float Damage: 0
Fires: 0
Fuel: 361

Orders: Accompany Kido Butai south to attack American ships thought to be operating around Fiji

---

In the number one engine room of the Hibiki:

Chief Engineer Sakati: Captain, sir! *salutes*

Captain Ishii: Hello, Engineer. Relax, I'm not inspecting. I just want to know how the engines are holding up.

Chief Engineer Sakati: Yes sir. We've put a lot of miles on them since we left Japan but they are doing well. I can give you 32 or 33 knots without trouble.

Captain Ishii: Very good. We may be seeing action again soon, keep them in shape.

Chief Engineer Sakati: Always, sir! I don't recommend that we overboost for an extended period, but if you need it we can deliver it.

Captain Ishii: Understood. Carry on, Engineer.

Cheif Engineer Sakati: Aye, Captain.

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 2/27/2007 9:50:02 PM   
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March 1, 1942

Location: 60 miles northeast of Nanomea
Course: South
Attached to: TF 6
Mission: Surface Combat
System Damage: 5
Float Damage: 0
Fires: 0
Fuel: 331

Orders: Accompany Kido Butai south to attack American ships thought to be operating around Fiji

---

On the bridge of the Hibiki:

Radio operator, via speaker tube: Captain, sir, we have a signal from Admiral Goto. Submarine I-9 reports four enemy ships at 15.81 south latitude, 176.30 west longitude. Admiral Nagumo is planning to intercept them.

Lieutenant Miharu: That's about 550 miles south-southeast of our current position, sir.

Captain Ishii: Thank you, Exec. Change course 20 degrees to port. Engine room...

Starboard lookout: Unidentified aircaft 40 degrees to starboard! Range 18,000 meters! Elevation is at...22,000 feet.

Captain Ishii: Radio, signal our sighting report to Admiral Goto. Lookout, what kind of aircraft is it?

Lookout: Sir, he's gone into some clouds...there he is! Sir, it's a Catalina.

Captain Ishii: Damn!

Lieutenant Miharu: *with binoculars* I see him, sir. No question, we've been spotted.

Captain Ishii: Where the hell did he come from? We're 600 miles from Fiji!

Radio operator: Sir, I'm picking up a transmission from that plane out there. I think they are sending coordinates, sir.

From the direction of the Japanese carriers a pair of Zeros comes hurtling over the task force. They climb towards the distant Catalina, which executes a leisurely turn into a nearby cloud bank and disappears.

Radio operator: Sir, a signal from Admiral Goto. We are to proceed and try and intercept the enemy ships.

Captain Ishii: Send an acknowledgement.

Lieutenant Miharu: So much for the element of surprise.

Captain Ishii: Yes. But knowing that we're coming won't help them a bit if they don't have any way to stop us.

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 2/28/2007 3:16:35 AM   
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Uh oh!

Of course we all know that the USN are like cockroaches. Wheres theres one, theres a dozen.

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 2/28/2007 5:54:14 AM   
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And they scatter fast when that big can marked KB shows up ready to release its deadly spray of Vals and Kates.

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 2/28/2007 12:09:10 PM   
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Great AAR :o) I think I will try to make sometihing like this with allies vs AI. But I will maybe need some corrector :D
DD is the more universal ship for stories (can do anything - rescuing pilots from water, chasing subs, fought battles, escorting convoys, tokio express...

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 2/28/2007 9:51:46 PM   
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March 2, 1942

Location: 300 miles east-southest of Nanomea
Course: East
Attached to: TF 6
Mission: Surface Combat
System Damage: 5
Float Damage: 0
Fires: 0
Fuel: 301

Orders: Accompany Kido Butai towards the Phoenix Islands region.

---

Excerpt from a letter from Lieutenant Miharu to his wife:

The weather has turned very warm. It is summer down here. Below decks on the ship the air is almost stifling, and the crew is spending as much time on deck as possible. Chief Engineer Sakati has taken to ordering half his men out on deck whenever we pass through a rain squall.

Yesterday Admiral Nagumo ordered our task forces to turn to the east. The maneuver must have worked, for we saw no enemy search planes all day. Our planes did not locate anything either, and we had no further reports from any submarines or any of the search planes at Noumea or Nanomea.

Though things are quiet I feel uneasy. Perhaps it is the weather tonight, so hot and still. I feel that something is about to happen.

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 2/28/2007 10:07:43 PM   
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March 3, 1942

Location: 175 miles south of Gardner Island
Course: East
Attached to: TF 6
Mission: Surface Combat
System Damage: 5
Float Damage: 0
Fires: 0
Fuel: 265

Orders: Accompany Kido Butai towards the Phoenix Islands region.

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The Hibiki plows steadily east early on the morning of March 3, surrounded by the other destroyers and cruisers of Task Force 6. Some four miles to the southwest are the six carriers and escorts of Kido Butai.

There has been no sign of any enemy ships. No one aboard the Hibiki suspects as yet that they are about to have ringside seats for the first carrier battle in history, a battle that will become known as the Battle of the Phoenix Islands.

Admiral Nagumo was ordered to attack enemy ships around Fiji, but after being sighted two days ago he ordered a sharp turn to the east. Now his ships are 175 miles south of Gardner Island. They are getting close to the US air base on Canton Island, so Nagumo has ordered Admiral Goto's ships to position themselves to the northeast so that they can screen his carriers against attacks coming from that direction.

To the west are two US task forces. One is built around the carrier Lexington and is commanded by Admiral Spruance. The other is built around Hornet and is commanded by Admiral Marc Mitscher. Admiral Nimitz suspects that the Japanese are preparing to invade Fiji and has ordered these carriers to keep an eye on things and to interfere with any landings that develop. They have steamed west as the Japanese carriers were moving east, and as dawn breaks the two opponents are only 120 miles apart. Neither has any idea the other is in the area.

That changes at 0800 hours when the crew of the Hibiki is electrified to hear that one US carrier has been spotted by a search plane from Zuikaku. Captain Ishii immediately orders combat stations. Some twenty minutes later a plane that Seaman First Class Taiki Takahashi has no trouble identifying as an SBD Dauntless dive bomber is spotted over the fleet. Kido Butai has been found.

Admiral Nagumo immediately orders his carriers to come about 180 degrees to launch planes. Spruance and Mitscher are already heading into the wind, and despite the fact that their sighting report came later than that of the Japanese the two opponents put their planes into the air at about the same time.

Every eye on the Hibiki that can be spared is riveted to the Japanese carriers as the first group of American planes arrives. These are from the Hornet, which is 30 miles closer to the Japanese than is Lexington. Captain Ishii looks around and barks at a couple of lookouts whose attention is straying towards the battle, then squints back into the big 12 cm. binoculars.

Zeros swarm over the escorting Wildcats. The American pilots are brave and well trained, but they are outnumbered two to one and none of them have ever faced a Zero before. Too many of them make the mistake of trying to mix it up in dogfights, and before long the sky is streaked with smoke as first one Wildcat and then another plunges towards the sea.

Not all of the Zeros are battling the fighters. There are 12 TBD Devastators, and they are immediately pounced upon by diving Zeros. Half of them are shot down, and the other six release their torpedoes too early and turn away. No hits are scored.

Overhead are 30 Dauntlesses, and as they approach they are engaged repeatedly by other Japanese fighters. Many are riddled with machine gun bullets and a number of them are shot down, but over 20 of them survive to reach their tip over point and dive on the Japanese ships.

On the Hibiki the crew holds their breath as the American planes plunge down through the black bursts of anti aircraft fire. They watch columns of water from misses sprout around cruiser Chikuma and battleship Kirishima. Hiryu comes under heavy attack, but twisting through a series of turns the carrier emerges unscathed.

Suddenly there are cries of dismay aboard Hibiki. A bomb has caught Shokaku on the flight deck near the forward elevator, and a column of thick smoke rises into the air from the stricken carrier.

Then it is quiet again. The Zeros begin to pursue the fleeing American planes but most are immediately called back as Lexington's planes arrive. Because some of the Zeros are caught out of position this attack meets less opposition. Half of the escorting fighters are destroyed, but only four Devastators and two Dauntlesses out of 42 attacking bombers are shot down. The rest press home the attack.

Shokaku is singled out because the smoke draws the dive bombers attention. Another bomb penetrates the flight deck of the big carrier and explodes in an almost empty hanger. Fire blazes up.

Just as it seems the attack is almost over another Dauntless catches Kaga. A bomb rips through the edge of the flight deck thirty feet aft of the island and detonates beside the ship, sending fragments ripping through the gallery and into the hull. Kaga shudders but signals that she is all right and still able to launch and recover planes.

Destroyers circle protectively around Shokaku as the carrier tries to bring the fires under control. Aboard Hibiki they can only watch this effort, but soon all attention on the bridge shifts to the reports that the radio operator is relaying from Kido Butai's own strike.

The Japanese planes miss the closest carrier, Hornet, which is at the moment hidden by a rain squll. They grope beyond her and find Lexington. 35 Zeros and 87 bombers sweep aside the carrier's defending fighters and execute a textbook attack. For a few minutes Lexington twists and turns, avoiding the first wave of attackers, but then a bomb strikes near the base of the island. Two more bombs hit in rapid succession and the carrier begins to lose speed. More bombs hit, and then the torpedoes arrive. Three detonate against her port side and two more strike starboard. Cruiser San Francisco, which is matching Lexinton's every move and putting up a stream of anti-aircraft fire, is also struck. One bomb penetrates the deck and explodes in the engine room. The cruiser loses speed and slews away, rudder jammed.

Finally the attack is over. As the Japanese planes depart it is obvious that Lexington cannot be saved. Admiral Spruance calmly transfers his flag to cruiser Minneapolis, and watches as Lexington settles into the Pacific. As the waves close over her she is still upright, a lady to the last.

Aboard Hornet the morning's strike returns to their ship. Mitscher immediately flings every plane he has available into the air again. But most of the aircraft that returned from the earlier strike are damaged, and all he can put in the air are 16 planes.

The Japanese too are readying a second strike. Shokaku is unable as yet to launch or recover aircraft, but her planes are divided among the other five carriers and sent out to find Hornet.

Hornet's second strike is annihilated before any planes can attack. And this time Kido Butai's planes find Hornet. The US carrier is struck by four bombs and no fewer than 6 torpedoes. Fires rage aboard the ship. Her fire fighting lines are ruptured by the numerous impacts, and the fires quickly spread to the avgas storage area. Hornet is wracked by a massive explosion, and almost immediately rolls over and sinks. Among the missing is Marc Mitscher.

Cheated of their prey by the Kates, most of the remaining Vals vent their fury on the nearest ship, the light cruiser Phoenix. Phoenix is struck by four bombs and left burning and adrift.

As the Japanese planes return to Kido Butai and circle overhead Shokaku signals that the fires are mostly under control and that she can recover her own planes. Admiral Nagumo considers retiring, but perhaps mindful that he would be criticized for failing to follow up a stunning victory with a second attack he orders his and Admiral Goto's ships to continue slowly east in search of more prey. The Battle of the Phoenix Islands is over.

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Situation at dusk, March 3:






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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 2/28/2007 11:19:39 PM   
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a very bad day for the US Navy 

but very very good writing fishy!

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 2/28/2007 11:44:42 PM   
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Are we going to find out what the Japanese plane losses were?

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 2/28/2007 11:59:29 PM   
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Are we going to find out what the Japanese plane losses were?


Japanese aircraft losses kind of got left out of the narrative because there weren't any to speak of. The Japanese lost 9 carrier planes to enemy fighters and flak: 2 Zeros, 3 Vals, and 4 Kates.

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 3/1/2007 12:06:07 AM   
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Wow.   Can't wait for the next installment...

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 3/1/2007 12:25:12 AM   
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Excellent and amazing AAR. Consequences: I track Hibiki daily on my current game... I´m gonna take care of this ship during the hole war...

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 3/1/2007 12:25:30 AM   
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US plane combat losses in the engagement totaled 43, by the way. Keep in mind that this game is being played under Nik mod, so air to air battles are going to be markedly less bloody. In this particular case I also think they were a bit more realistic than a similar battle in stock would have been. Ordinarily in a 6 on 2 battle like this in March '42 I would not have expected to take any damage at all, and as it is I think I was lucky to escape with as little damage as I did. It gives me some hope for '43 and '44 when the tables are turned.

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 3/1/2007 7:52:59 PM   
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An auspicious start to the carrier air war, Cuttlefish! 

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 3/1/2007 9:45:00 PM   
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March 4, 1942

Location: 170 miles south-southeast of Gardner Island
Course: East
Attached to: TF 6
Mission: Surface Combat
System Damage: 5
Float Damage: 0
Fires: 0
Fuel: 475

Orders: Accompany Kido Butai towards the Phoenix Islands region.

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On the bridge of the Hibiki:

Lieutenant Miharu: All hoses and lines secure, sir.

Captain Ishii: Very good. Ease us away from Suzuya, helm. Right 10 degrees, ahead 10 knots.

Lieutenant Miharu: I'm glad that's over.

Captain Ishii: *grimaces* Me too, Exec. The Americans know our approximate position, and the weather is clear. At a maximum speed of 6 knots while refueling I feel as though we are hanging a banner off the side of the ship with a target on it for their submarines to shoot at.

Radio Operator, via speaking tube: Captain, sir!

Captain Ishii: Yes?

Radio Operator: Sir, the last planes have returned to the carriers. They report that they found and sank two cruisers and two destroyers, but that the enemy main body has withdrawn out of range. Admiral Goto signals that Admiral Nagumo is preparing to retire towards Nanomea, and we will accompany him.

Captain Ishii: Very well. Increase speed to 18 knots. Bring us in 500 meters behind Uzuki. It's time to head back to friendlier waters.

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 3/1/2007 9:47:38 PM   
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March 5, 1942

Location: 180 miles southwest of Gardner Island
Course: East
Attached to: TF 6
Mission: Surface Combat
System Damage: 5
Float Damage: 0
Fires: 0
Fuel: 451

Orders: Accompany Kido Butai away from the Phoenix Islands region.

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From the diary of Seaman First Class Taiki Takahashi:

We are moving back the way we came, but much less quickly. Damaged Shokaku is slowing us down quite a bit. But nobody really minds. We have won a big victory, and everyone on the ship is in high spirits.

It is too hot, though! I am glad we are heading north. The weather here is so much different than in our beautiful Japan. The cherry trees will be blossoming there soon. I wonder if we will get a chance to see them?

I have noticed something rather odd lately. Riku has been applying himself and learning English. He has joined the English class that Lieutenant Miharu holds for some of the sailors. Captain Ishii is always urging the crew to improve their knowledge and skills, but this is out of character for my friend. Fond though I am of him, I must acknowledge that he is a master of avoiding anything that seems like extra work.

I asked him about it, but he just said that he had decided to learn something useful in his free time. Free time! That is a scare commodity aboard a warship. I wonder what he is up to?

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 3/2/2007 12:06:32 AM   
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Whoa! Two for the price of moderate damage to Shokaku and light damage to Kaga.  Well done, Adm. Nagumo.  The Emperor shall speak well of you and perhaps send you an autographed picture of Marky's signature "bouncy friend".

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 3/2/2007 3:21:06 AM   
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Whoa! Two for the price of moderate damage to Shokaku and light damage to Kaga. Well done, Adm. Nagumo. The Emperor shall speak well of you and perhaps send you an autographed picture of Marky's signature "bouncy friend".



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RE: Small Ship, Big War - The Voyages of the Hibiki - 3/2/2007 7:24:06 AM   
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Now that's just mean of Captain Ishii...


Reminds me of a prank I pulled on a fellow I disliked intensely when I was in the Navy... <g>


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RE: Double Diamond? - 3/2/2007 8:09:36 AM   
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Amusing...the business and commerical wheels are undeterred by political differences or even open hostilities, proving, yet again, the manifest superiority of capitalism to all other economic systems. Chocolate covered cotton anyone?

M & M Enterprises is reallly Milo & Milo Enterprises, isn't it.

Finally, don't misspell Auckland again in the letter masthead. The Kiwis will throw a fit and scuttle the Cuttlefish.


capitalism is evil.


???


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RE: Double Diamond? - 3/2/2007 8:14:20 AM   
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it is!!!!

money grubbing imperialists



(I am NOT a communist!)


o that reminds me im workin on ur turn

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RE: Double Diamond? - 3/2/2007 8:28:20 AM   
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Indeed an excellent and victorious update! Hopefully, it will give the Hibiki a little bit more breathing space and the rest of the Kido Butai before 44/45.

Looking forward, as always, to the next update!

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RE: Double Diamond? - 3/2/2007 8:29:33 AM   
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ORIGINAL: AU Tiger

quote:

ORIGINAL: marky

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ORIGINAL: princep01

Amusing...the business and commerical wheels are undeterred by political differences or even open hostilities, proving, yet again, the manifest superiority of capitalism to all other economic systems. Chocolate covered cotton anyone?

M & M Enterprises is reallly Milo & Milo Enterprises, isn't it.

Finally, don't misspell Auckland again in the letter masthead. The Kiwis will throw a fit and scuttle the Cuttlefish.


capitalism is evil.


???



To understand why capitalism is evil it is necessary to check out Cap Mandrake's AAR "From here to...well, it SEEMS like an eternity...". To really understand the truth about salted sea urchin eggs one must go back in time to his "Fear and Loathing in the Pacific", for my money the funniest and most creative AAR ever.


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RE: Double Diamond? - 3/2/2007 8:39:59 AM   
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RE: Double Diamond? - 3/2/2007 8:54:51 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Cuttlefish


quote:

ORIGINAL: AU Tiger

quote:

ORIGINAL: marky

quote:

ORIGINAL: princep01

Amusing...the business and commerical wheels are undeterred by political differences or even open hostilities, proving, yet again, the manifest superiority of capitalism to all other economic systems. Chocolate covered cotton anyone?

M & M Enterprises is reallly Milo & Milo Enterprises, isn't it.

Finally, don't misspell Auckland again in the letter masthead. The Kiwis will throw a fit and scuttle the Cuttlefish.


capitalism is evil.


???



To understand why capitalism is evil it is necessary to check out Cap Mandrake's AAR "From here to...well, it SEEMS like an eternity...". To really understand the truth about salted sea urchin eggs one must go back in time to his "Fear and Loathing in the Pacific", for my money the funniest and most creative AAR ever.




Fair enough. I was about to get up on my soapbox for a minute or two. I am happy I showed restraint, although Rush would be disappointed in me. <g>


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RE: Double Diamond? - 3/2/2007 9:57:17 AM   
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Hi all...

I'm still reading this AAR Cuttlefish, i didnt gone away ;) Nice text about the "Phoenix Battle", I enjoy it too much.

I had an idea yesterday, while reading your travel with Kido Butai, could you insert an Box with the known crew?

I apologyze for my poor english, it isn't my mother language.. :P

Greetings from spain!!

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RE: Double Diamond? - 3/2/2007 10:57:37 AM   
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Cherry blossoms open in April in Japan, not March. Man. Get it right! (just teasing. good AAR)

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