Thanks VSWG, I will check those out.
Wow, I hadn't really given much thought to him attempting a try at one of the big West Coast cities in the US, but I guess that's a possible option. Better look to my LCU deployments there and the expected reinforcements. Frankly I was shocked he went after Hawaii. Even after he took Midway in December, I was not expecting this...
I think he made a mistake with KB. He kept it on the north side of the islands and bombed port and airfields at PH and didn't really dent my naval assets there. Meantime a lucky 1000lb bomb hit ruined Hiryu's day, and she is a long way from a major port. KB is now retreating westwards, leaving his invasion fleets exposed. But I know KB will be back. I have taken that opportunity to keep my three operating CVs (in two TFs) in the area, bringing them up from Johnston I. and operating on the south side of Hawaii, away from his Bettys and Nells at Midway, with a mass of fully fueled fleet oilers. I have seriously messed up some of his AK/AP convoys and many capital ships with airstrikes courtesy of admirals Halsey and Spruance.
I did leave some of my crippled BBs from the 12/7/41 strikes in PH as formed TFs. Unfortunately that may have been a mistake, as they didn't cause much damage on his invasion TFs, and several of them are now beneath the waves. PRobably should have sent them back to the WC for repairs especially considering how many VPs this has cost me.
But he has got to be vulnerable elsewhere. I'm thinking I should be able to raise hell in the Western Pacific.
Either that, or you mass your fleet east of Pearl Harbor and strike the invasion. If you think there's a window of opportunity to strike the invasion convoys without cover of KB, then by all means go for it! Losing a couple of old battleship is well worth the price IMO. Even the loss of a carrier or two is acceptable if that enables you to defeat the invasion and leave a couple of Japanese divisions stranded at Hawaii, or at the bottom of the sea.