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Stuped Mestakes - 9/5/2009 3:07:20 PM   
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Alright, we've had other 'stupid moments' threads on WiTP. Share your stories of woe on AE here. I'll start the parade:

Catalina squadron being transfered from PH-Canton-Noumea by flight. No problem. In a bit of a rush, I transfer my planes from Canton to Nanomea by selecting it from the list of available bases.

The next turn, when I check Noumea, my planes are nowhere to be found. It took a while to track them down. Of course, they were enjoying the weather on the coral atoll of Nanomea, a totally uninhabited isle in the middle of the stinkin' Gilberts.

I send the undamaged Cats to NOUMEA, but there are half a dozen that are damaged and cannot fly due to no supplies at the base. I send a supply-laden AVP to rescue them. It gets torpedoed by Betties flying from Kwajalein (?).

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/5/2009 3:24:08 PM   
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Bringing a gun ship to a carrier battle.

Not escorting ships from west coast.

My wife would say my biggest mistake is spending more time on AE than with her.

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/5/2009 3:35:59 PM   
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Sending two Kongo to bomb Singapore the fortress guns bad damage the ships

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/5/2009 4:33:33 PM   
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When I first got the game I forgot to send the Indianapolis and her DMS escorts south and they were destroyed by carrier air on the first turn. it won't happen again.

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RE: Stuped Mistakes - 9/5/2009 4:44:24 PM   
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Changing initial attacks on Aparri and Vigan to be led by the SCTF and followed by the invasion TF. Then forgetting the follow commands and sending the SCTFs off hunting ships fleeing Manila. Result no invasions.

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/5/2009 5:21:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Tone

Sending two Kongo to bomb Singapore the fortress guns bad damage the ships


In WITP I tried a bombardment run against Manila (BBs + CAs etc), I totally forgot about Baatan Guns... It was a massacre.

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/5/2009 6:42:59 PM   
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ORIGINAL: rockmedic109


My wife would say my biggest mistake is spending more time on AE than with her.



Do not, I repeat do not listen to your wife or you will find yourself with more "honey do's" than one man can handle in a lifetime and you will never be able to play AE again.

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/6/2009 3:04:34 AM   
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Sending a bombardment TF to Clark field - which is past Bataan...

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/6/2009 3:08:49 AM   
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Doing a sir robin and sending all my troops south to Singapore and forgetting to take then out of strategic mode. The end result is I got stomped. Singapore fell in one shock attack.

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/6/2009 4:49:17 AM   
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Evacuating the AVG squadrons but forgetting the AVG ground staff

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/6/2009 5:37:10 AM   
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In coral sea scenario as Japanese,I sent the KB to a spotted fleet,but which contains LEXINGTON!!
The CV's night surface battle occurred
(Myoko was suffered a bit,reported Shokaku and Zuikaku both hit one,but actually no damage)

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/6/2009 6:40:42 AM   
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Sent the QE back to the US and forget to see which route it took...... I don't care how fast she goes, 8" shells go faster

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/6/2009 7:04:05 AM   
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9 Dec 42 - Catalinas spot CVs north of wake...Catalinas spot slow moving TF northeast of Midway...thinking this was my opponent's tanker fleet, I send Enterprise and her entourage to put a hurtin' on 'em...next thing I know, torps are punching holes in the side of everything...the Gridley managed to get back to Pearl with nothing but engine damage from the flank speed run out of there...

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/8/2009 3:30:57 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: oldman45

Sent the QE back to the US and forget to see which route it took...... I don't care how fast she goes, 8" shells go faster

That's a great way to put it....

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/8/2009 7:36:02 PM   
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Sigh....See my thread.

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2211167&mpage=1&key=&#2211167

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/8/2009 11:08:25 PM   
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...send a Surface TF to hit a couple of AKs at Makin and having half of them sunk by Betties from Eniwetok on the way back ... all for 15 points worth of rusty xAK.

or sending 3CVs against what I think is Baby KB only to find out it's , er, the *real* KB ... <glub, glub, glub>

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/8/2009 11:14:46 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Swayin

...send a Surface TF to hit a couple of AKs at Makin and having half of them sunk by Betties from Eniwetok on the way back ... all for 15 points worth of rusty xAK.

or sending 3CVs against what I think is Baby KB only to find out it's , er, the *real* KB ... <glub, glub, glub>


I am glad I am not the only one that made that mistake.

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/8/2009 11:24:14 PM   
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I thought I read a post to send all your AP's to Cape Town for troops and your tankers and AK's to Aden to pick up oil and supplies. It was the other way around. Took a month to sort out that routing mess.

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/8/2009 11:26:32 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Grognerd

I thought I read a post to send all your AP's to Cape Town for troops and your tankers and AK's to Aden to pick up oil and supplies. It was the other way around. Took a month to sort out that routing mess.



Ouch. :)

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/9/2009 12:31:16 AM   
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quote:

Evacuating the AVG squadrons but forgetting the AVG ground staff

I never took them off rest and they got slaughtered sitting around the bar. Planes never took to the air!

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/9/2009 2:43:17 AM   
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In the rush to get the game, I accidentally did NOT order the manual. I only did the digital download and did not realize it. Oh well.

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/9/2009 2:57:23 AM   
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January 42:  I left my bomber groups in Indochina in Naval mode despite having cleared South China Sea of Allied ships.  Naval transports appear at Burma (Moulmein).  Bombers go for them unescorted because of the long range.  Most of my fighters are busy gaining air supperiority in Singapore.  Result: 30 bombers shot down by the notorious AVG.  3 Air Groups now out of action until enough replacements are shipped.

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/9/2009 2:53:14 PM   
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Thinking that 4 heavy cruisers and of bunch of DDs would do the trick against the Boise at Davao.

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/9/2009 3:57:40 PM   
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original WITP, not AE, but still:

thinking 2 australians CA (Canberra and can't remenber the other)+4DD could match a jap surface TF.....and discover 6CA 2CL and 12 DD.....jap player just loose CL Katori for all australians ships

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/9/2009 4:21:17 PM   
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original WITP, not AE, but still:

thinking 2 australians CA (Canberra and can't remenber the other)+4DD could match a jap surface TF.....and discover 6CA 2CL and 12 DD.....jap player just loose CL Katori for all australians ships


Probably HMAS Australia.
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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/9/2009 5:58:14 PM   
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Trying to send 3 AGPs from DEI to Sydney via Perth (planned to use then to support PTs in SW Pac, especially in Port Moresby). They were all proptly torpedoed and sunk by same IJN submarine during same 2-day turn just south of Melbourne....

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/9/2009 6:38:48 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: JohnDillworth

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Evacuating the AVG squadrons but forgetting the AVG ground staff

I never took them off rest and they got slaughtered sitting around the bar. Planes never took to the air!


I did this with Bataan. Got distracted, thought I had another day of pesky Japanese bombardment, left "lots" of units resting and--BAM! 74,500 POWs. (Sorry about that Death March, guys.)

Good thing I'm restarting Any Day Now . . .

Two interface dreams: 1. A "Rest X Days then revert to Combat" right-arrow, and an 2. "Auto-convert back to Combat at destination" toggle.

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/9/2009 7:04:33 PM   
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Sending my Carrier TFs into Betty range for negligible reasons .. and then regretting it.

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/9/2009 10:12:45 PM   
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Being lazy with sending japanese invasions, thinking "I have time"... Sending troops that took HK north to inland China... It's middle of March now and I am still fighting for Singapore, Moulmein is a fortress and all I managed to conquer is north of Borneo and few worthless cities in China.

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RE: Stuped Mestakes - 9/9/2009 11:37:32 PM   
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quote:


Two interface dreams: 1. A "Rest X Days then revert to Combat" right-arrow, and an 2. "Auto-convert back to Combat at destination" toggle.


Nice. Or even a "rest until disruption reaches X, then revert to combat" ...

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