From: New Mexico
ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake
Dang...nice ambush by Boise.
Here is one way to beat John. Deduce his chief strategic objectives (ie, India, Australia, New Zealand etc. then lay a trap by building defences at the likely objectives and marshalling resources nearby but not precisely at the objective to avoid making him change his mind. You want your counterattack/death match to be at the extreme limit of his likely advance.
He likes to attack without divulging his objectives with too much recon. If there are several likely objectives and one is not getting any recon...THAT is where he is going.
He also has a tendency to split his carriers.
Add to the Boise was the Pensacola raiding at Kwajalein
Right after the landing at Barker Island haven't seen any movement towards Wake. I am using my bombers as patrols with the PBYs
Night Time Surface Combat, near Ailinglaplap at 133,118, Range 11,000 Yards
PB Kyo Maru #6
PB Kyo Maru #7, Shell hits 1
PB Shonon Maru #11
PB Takuna Maru #6
PB Takuna Maru #7, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Tatuharu Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAK Senko Maru, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
AMC Bankok Maru
xAK Hankow Maru
xAK Amagi Maru
xAK Yosyu Maru
xAK Tensyo Maru
xAK Bingo Maru
xAK Toyu Maru
xAK Nanrei Maru
xAK Seiwa Maru, Shell hits 1
Love the Z key to look at search areas-- At this point all aircraft that search out a good distance are being used to see what is coming
USING THE CAP MANDRAKE CRUISER ATTACK METHOD AGAINST CARRIERS[image]
< Message edited by AdmNelson -- 7/31/2010 7:32:27 AM >
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