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Okinawa - 11/11/2010 3:39:20 AM   
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Time for another go at an AAR.
After stumbling through Iwo Jima, it's time to tackle Okinawa.
here goes...




SETTINGS:
U.S. Hard Setting
JAPAN: Normal Setting
FOW: 2 Hexes

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turn 1 cont... - 11/11/2010 3:46:44 AM   
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further south...





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RE: turn 1 cont... - 11/11/2010 5:04:44 AM   
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By turns end commanders have been assigned.
...and the siege of the landing beach has begun.




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RE: turn 1 cont... - 11/11/2010 5:10:52 AM   
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Turn 2 begins...
Fire Support from the USS South Dakota, to the landing beach prior to the assault by the brave fighting 5th Marine.




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Turn 2 cont... - 11/11/2010 5:17:19 AM   
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The Landing Beach Holds...
(and no I won't be posting every mouse click!!)




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End Turn 2 - 11/11/2010 5:31:06 AM   
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The general intent of initial landing forces is shown below.
Unlike my previous Iwo Jima foray, I intend to use the troops with restraint, and hold back the larger landing forces of the 1st and 2nd Division Marines until needed.





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Turn 3 - 11/14/2010 1:54:27 AM   
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trying a new look




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RE: Turn 3 - 2/23/2011 1:54:01 PM   
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Gosh! Awesome!

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RE: Turn 3 - 2/25/2011 6:32:14 PM   
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Agent S is
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trying a new look


It's very successful. You'll be raiding all your old Nick Fury/Sgt Rock collection for vignettes, I assume.

Is that typeface VTC Letterer Pro That's the nearest equivalent I can find in my library but it's not quite.....

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RE: Turn 3 - 2/26/2011 12:00:51 AM   
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Nope it's called comic book, and I think I got it from dafont.com
the 'albama tick' reference was from Jesse Ventura in Predator.

-apologies for not getting back into this but I've been map and unit modding for Time of Fury.
(-and converting the mod back for TOW.)

I will get back to this one eventually.
I like the small scenario's where FOW is set to 1 hex.
(makes it more "junglely")



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Turn 5 (south) - 3/4/2011 9:05:05 AM   
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Fresh from a graphic mod makeover, I return to continue the grind through the island of Okinawa.
I begin to break the 1st defensive line, but can see there will be many more defensive positions to get through.
The arrival of some armour has helped smash a couple of units.




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RE: Turn 5 (south) - 3/4/2011 1:38:05 PM   
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Agent S..

What counter and MAP mod are u using? Are they in the MODs section? If not, pls make available.

great AAR.

cheers

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Turn 15 (south) - 3/5/2011 12:02:53 AM   
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This really is a game of "just one more turn".
Almost forget this was being uploaded.
Much fighting has gone on.
The battle southward has been a bloody slog.
Progress has been slow, and had it not been for the 20th Armoured Group, my infantry would have been slaughtered try to take out embedded Jap armour.
Movement is also restricted by rear units unable to leap-frog front line troops. While frustrating, it makes staging assaults more contemplative.





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RE: MOD - 3/5/2011 12:06:00 AM   
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Will upload full mod shortly.
many tweaks and changes, all for the good.
Graphically TOF=SOP (more or less)


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turn 15 north - 3/5/2011 10:49:48 AM   
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in the north, it is more a case of sneak and choke




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turn 23 south - 3/5/2011 12:07:45 PM   
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Man this is tough.
Shuri fell, but only through a combination of coordinated land attacks and a massive repeated air assault.
There is still no guarantee that it will be held.




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Turn 23 north - 3/5/2011 12:19:11 PM   
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While up north, Japanese defence has capitulated.
Only annoyance has been 'partisan' units forming out of the jungle, which has occasionally disrupted supply.

(this pic showing my 'guns of august' unit mod)




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RE: Turn 23 north - 3/5/2011 6:52:27 PM   
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quote:

Nope it's called comic book, and I think I got it from dafont.com


Got it and thank you!


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RE: Turn 23 north - 3/6/2011 1:28:53 AM   
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Great read.  Interesting looking game.

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Turn 27 south - 3/7/2011 10:45:05 AM   
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For a while I started to get cold feet.
Sending so many men to their deaths.
Units sent into the salient were quickly surrounded and quite literally put to the sword.
It has been trench warfare.
Again, if not for the tanks this game would have gone pear shaped much earlier.
The outcome known.

My supplies are down, the carrier crews close to exhaustion.
Bombardment has little effect on the fortified positions.
So it is grubby hand to hand, foxhole to foxhole.
and yet, their lines look as though they are beginning to thin...



East of Shuri, the line has held steadfast.
We push toward Naha and beyond to the airfield, to fortunately less fortified positions.

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T:30 - 3/7/2011 11:07:58 AM   
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They blinked first...




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RE: T:30 - 3/7/2011 12:46:59 PM   
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Superior look, intresting read. You make the game come alive.

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T:32 - 3/8/2011 10:06:13 PM   
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The floodgates have opened.
With the capture of the Naha village. My vital armour units rush to isolate the Naha airfield. Having been frustrated on units holding out on Iwo Jima, we prepare to inundate the airfield with concerted air-strikes. (Bombardment has had no effect in this scenario).
Troops dig in west of Yonabaru and prepare for an encirclement of their remaining(?) front line.

Fresh troops disembark further north at the original landing beaches and begin the rush down the peninsula to support the exhausted, but battle hardened troops. (is there an experience bonus in this game?)




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T:34 - 3/8/2011 10:14:47 PM   
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Sending down more troops has indeed been fortuitous.
The Jap front line thinned to provide a last stand at Itoman through to Makabe and Minatoga.
Again I wait for troops to bolster the line, single attacks units are often quickly cut off, and once isolated, ruthlessly dispatched.
The siege at Naha Airfield slowly attritions the enemy, they are almost weak enough for direct assault.




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T:36 - 3/8/2011 10:28:11 PM   
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May 7 1945
Monsoonal rains have set in turning much of the already soft ground to mud.
The Naha Airfield falls, and opposition around Yonabaru disintegrates.
The Imperial Japanese Army are now in tatters.
Confidence is high that it will all come to an end soon.
There are however some traps for the wary. March to close to the remaining lines and certain death still awaits.
We will fight on our terms, although I expect no surrender.
We will have to drive them towards the cliffs.




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T:40 - 3/8/2011 10:37:06 PM   
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As expected, strong resistance halts the now inevitable victory.
Trying to encircle salient positions to increase battle odds is difficult, as the counter attack often leaves allied infantry in tatters.
And the damn rain. Clouds, jungle, hills, mountains.
We're sick of Okinawa. Why won't they damn well surrender?
The entire North of the Island is under allied control, and yet rag tag units still emerge from the jungle. If it's not the mosquitoes, it's the bloody remnant Jap soldiers.




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T:45 - 3/8/2011 10:46:51 PM   
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Caution is thrown to the wind.
The attacks lose a little coordination, but have a renewed ferocity. Both sides are cold, wet and hungry. Many are going home in bodybags, or never leaving this island.




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T:47 - 3/8/2011 10:51:09 PM   
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Endgame.
The smoke of a prolonged and desperate battle clears.
(okay I turned off the cloud layer)
The final turns now are all but over.
Tanks and flame units will finish off the final units.
The island is ours.




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T:51 - 3/8/2011 11:00:30 PM   
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Victory




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Summary - 3/8/2011 11:15:56 PM   
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Wow. That was fun.
How to make it tougher?, (I still had around 70 turns left in the scenario), (and I also only played this on normal settings)
Perhaps having less tanks. I assume the OOB was accurate, but the tanks were the real pinch hitters in this game.
Reducing their starting number would certainly mean a greater reliance on infantry, and their losses would have been significant (bordering on catastrophic).
Suffering greater losses on landing, would have also swung the balance a little. Maybe historically the troops had it easy on landing, but towards game's end although the were worn down, they still had greater strength than the Japanese forces.
The navy were an ever-present bully. I was more judicious with air strikes in this game, but always seemed to have enough to carry out significant damage. Bombardment had absolutely no impact in this scenario, and gave up on it entirely.
A passing Japanese naval threat, (surface or submarine) would have been really interesting in terms of surprise and disruption to troop support. And kept the navy on it's toes rather than being permanently parked.

A really enjoyable, just one more turn, scenario.
As I moved south toward those fortified positions I honestly thought it could have gone either way, and on harder settings probably would.

...Next I will be posting up the map and unit mods used here onto the forums. (lots of little map and gui tweaks.)
Then I'll tackle Rising Sun (perhaps with an AAR)
Thanks for reading.




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