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Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/14/2010 10:54:49 PM   
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I am paying these guys way too much money for the crap that they are providing me...






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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/14/2010 11:03:55 PM   
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i just hope that Darwin isn't yours, otherwise you might be seeing the 5th column random effect.

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/14/2010 11:08:19 PM   
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Do you suppose the Gokoku is related to the Flying Dutchman? Or maybe it has a quantum drive that lets it hop from place to place without crossing the space in between. Or maybe the Gokoku is so famous that everyone wants to claim they have seen it.

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/14/2010 11:30:51 PM   
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I would cut down on their alcohol rations if I were to receive such reports...

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/14/2010 11:56:16 PM   
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I once had a BB sighting in Noumea, I think. The next day it was sighted in Rabaul. Thats how I learned about japanese Warp technology. Beware the Empire!!!

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/15/2010 2:24:59 AM   
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I am paying these guys way too much money for the crap that they are providing me...








Japanese coast watchers aren't much better. They onsistently reported 4 ships in port at Kwangchowan in China. I reconned the place for several turns... nothing. Finally I landed troops there and took the town. The coastwather continued to report ships inport even as my troops were landing!

These ships must have been part of the Philadelphia experiment.

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/15/2010 2:50:54 AM   
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They were actually there earlier in the war. They were British merchantmen that were damaged trying to escape Hong Kong. I sent them to Kwangchowan for repair (system only) and then sent each one solo when its system damage was brought down to zero. One was torpedoed off Cairns, another was torpedoed off Derby, one actually made it to Pearl Harbor and the east coast (apparently one of your CV TFs made it alter its route to Darwin enough that I decided to send it to Hawaii as a safer route). The fourth is still in transit somewhere but I will not say where...

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/15/2010 3:56:27 AM   
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Well, my intel sources has told me that the Shokaku had run aground and sunk about two days ago. I am not putting of stock into that report. But it would be nice........

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/15/2010 4:41:54 AM   
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Well, my intel sources has told me that the Shokaku had run aground and sunk about two days ago. I am not putting of stock into that report. But it would be nice........


If true, I would hate to be the player that happened to!

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/15/2010 6:45:19 AM   
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I would cut down on their alcohol rations if I were to receive such reports...


That's what Commander Frank Houghton, RANVR (sic?), tries to do to Walter Eckland... Does increase the accuracy of reports when you hide the stuff and have them work for it...

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/15/2010 7:26:08 AM   
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I don´t give a damn about coastwatchers, I´ve bypassed Tulagi in my PBEM and my coastwatchers have been spotting ships there every night for over a year... needless to say there were never ships...

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/15/2010 1:42:10 PM   
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quote:

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Well, my intel sources has told me that the Shokaku had run aground and sunk about two days ago. I am not putting of stock into that report. But it would be nice........


If true, I would hate to be the player that happened to!


I am playing against Ross. Well, and I can confirm it really happened...

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/15/2010 2:30:06 PM   
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I don´t give a damn about coastwatchers, I´ve bypassed Tulagi in my PBEM and my coastwatchers have been spotting ships there every night for over a year... needless to say there were never ships...


Same here; Tulagi was heavily defended and Lunga wasn't, so now Tulagi is a POW camp. Even though I bypassed it two years ago in my CG, the coastwatchers keep saying they spot ships there!

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/15/2010 2:39:15 PM   
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Viberpol, that is some serious bad luck on your part.  In fact, I'm not sure I've ever heard of a worse piece of luck.  If we ever develop a Hall of Fame for pure bad luck, this incident will make it.  In fact, it may be the "poster child" for the Hall.  You seem to be handling it with aplomb and a good attitude.  Well done.

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/15/2010 3:36:56 PM   
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C'est la vie...
It's two years old PBEM, and I quess, I am getting used to having my ass whipped. ;)

BTW: that's an interesting glitch here, because I wasn't actually informed what happened.
I mean I thought it was my opponents ship. It got the message
CA Portland runs aground at 90 , 97
Then... wait a minute, where is 90, 97? It's Babeldaob... hej, wait, what his ships were doing there? It's way beyond front line... No way, it's my ship!

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/15/2010 4:42:09 PM   
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That's just another case of Tokyo Rose putting her spin on things.  

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/15/2010 4:51:23 PM   
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Viberpol, that is some serious bad luck on your part.  In fact, I'm not sure I've ever heard of a worse piece of luck.  If we ever develop a Hall of Fame for pure bad luck, this incident will make it.  In fact, it may be the "poster child" for the Hall.  You seem to be handling it with aplomb and a good attitude.  Well done.

Yes, I would put this in the pantheon of bad luck. Right up there with spontaneous enflagration / explosion of BBs at port.

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/15/2010 4:51:57 PM   
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Well, my intel sources has told me that the Shokaku had run aground and sunk about two days ago. I am not putting of stock into that report. But it would be nice........


If true, I would hate to be the player that happened to!


I am playing against Ross. Well, and I can confirm it really happened...



Ouch!

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/15/2010 9:06:19 PM   
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I would cut down on their alcohol rations if I were to receive such reports...


That's what Commander Frank Houghton, RANVR (sic?), tries to do to Walter Eckland... Does increase the accuracy of reports when you hide the stuff and have them work for it...



Love the Father Goose reference!

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/15/2010 10:42:28 PM   
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Well, my intel sources has told me that the Shokaku had run aground and sunk about two days ago. I am not putting of stock into that report. But it would be nice........


If true, I would hate to be the player that happened to!


I am playing against Ross. Well, and I can confirm it really happened...



Ouch!



No, don't believe him. He is a crafty Jap.....

Seriouly, I did not think it could happen. If it did, it is indeed the worst piece of luck I have ever seen.....So far his Shokakus have been untouchable. I have torpedoed or hit at least every other Japanese carriers but have not come close to those two.

But for the present, I am going to assume that she is still out there looking for trouble......

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/16/2010 5:19:42 AM   
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I would cut down on their alcohol rations if I were to receive such reports...


That's what Commander Frank Houghton, RANVR (sic?), tries to do to Walter Eckland... Does increase the accuracy of reports when you hide the stuff and have them work for it...





Love the Father Goose reference!


One of my favorites. There are days I wouldn't mind being in Walter's sandals...

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/16/2010 1:55:47 PM   
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Hey, watch it now. Walter Eckland was a GREAT coastwatcher.

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/25/2010 6:18:43 PM   
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I don´t read the Intel reports - waste of time mostly....

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RE: Over eager coastwatchers. - 12/26/2010 5:35:26 AM   
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I think you are totally wrong there. Most of it is useless but I have pulled off some major coups by reading sigint. Every turn, every line.

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