Matrix Games Forums

Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira is now availableDistant Worlds Gets another updateHell is Approaching Deal of the Week Battle Academy Battle Academy 2 Out now!Legions of Steel ready for betaBattle Academy 2 gets trailers and Steam page!Deal of the Week Germany at WarSlitherine Group acquires Shenandoah StudioNew information and screenshots for Pike & Shot
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

RE: Rabaul destroyed. Chiuseul conquered!

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> After Action Reports >> RE: Rabaul destroyed. Chiuseul conquered! Page: <<   < prev  122 123 [124] 125 126   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
RE: Rabaul destroyed. Chiuseul conquered! - 11/28/2011 10:28:42 AM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6217
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: offline
here's a screenshot of the invasion force




Attachment (1)

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3691
RE: Rabaul destroyed. Chiuseul conquered! - 11/28/2011 10:37:17 AM   
String


Posts: 2653
Joined: 10/7/2003
From: Estonia
Status: offline
Hahhahahahahahahhahahahah!!!!!

The SRA invasion was a fake?



_____________________________

Surface combat TF fanboy

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3692
RE: Rabaul destroyed. Chiuseul conquered! - 11/28/2011 11:10:32 AM   
Roger Neilson II


Posts: 1515
Joined: 7/16/2006
From: Newcastle upon Tyne. England
Status: offline
There seems to be some gap in the narrative here..... One second its rabaul then we are in the middle of a majore different theatre and half way through an invasion?

Puzzlement.

Roger

_____________________________


(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3693
RE: Rabaul destroyed. Chiuseul conquered! - 11/28/2011 12:34:04 PM   
Olorin


Posts: 623
Joined: 4/22/2008
From: Greece
Status: offline
Congratulations! You successfully pulled off a maskirovka operation against the entire forum!

_____________________________

"Drang nach Osten"
--A TOAWIII AAR--

(in reply to Roger Neilson II)
Post #: 3694
RE: Rabaul destroyed. Chiuseul conquered! - 11/28/2011 12:39:50 PM   
Canoerebel


Posts: 9773
Joined: 12/14/2002
From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
Status: offline
Can't wait to see the details, but here's my evaluation:











(in reply to Olorin)
Post #: 3695
RE: Rabaul destroyed. Chiuseul conquered! - 11/28/2011 12:47:17 PM   
Nemo121


Posts: 5807
Joined: 2/6/2004
Status: offline
As it was said. Greyjoy can play the meta-game.

_____________________________

John Dillworth: "I had GreyJoy check my spelling and he said it was fine."
Well, that's that settled then.

(in reply to Canoerebel)
Post #: 3696
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 12:47:29 PM   
Olorin


Posts: 623
Joined: 4/22/2008
From: Greece
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Nemo121
Good luck with the new offensive and on not taking conventional, ineffectual advice. I am quite looking forward to the reaction hereabouts when people realise that you are one of the few people hereabouts who plays the meta-game.

My only advice to you would be to ensure you maintain your concentration of forces and focus on your objectives and don't, in the flush of initial success, try to expand your objectives on the fly. The objectives you've picked are achievable and will change the strategic dynamic entirely. Commit to them 100% and maintain your force concentrations.


This post suddenly makes sense now.
To be honest, I did not consider Greyjoy to be "one of the few people hereabouts who plays the meta-game"...but after seeing the above screenshot I have to say that I agree completely.


_____________________________

"Drang nach Osten"
--A TOAWIII AAR--

(in reply to Nemo121)
Post #: 3697
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 1:19:24 PM   
Itdepends

 

Posts: 704
Joined: 12/12/2005
Status: offline
RE the recent post around the destruction of Rabaul- if it was a level 9 airfield it couldn't have been overstacked (according to the manual). Of course there's not many places to hide that many planes when a large 4E force comes a calling.

Regards,

Daniel

(in reply to Olorin)
Post #: 3698
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 1:29:29 PM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6217
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: offline
Hi all,

  details will be unfold completely tonight.

For the moment the only thing i can tell you is that the above operation is called "Suddenly Hairy" and that will be the most risky thing i've ever tried in this game. It's completely based on full surprise and timing.

More to follow.... sorry for having kept the details secret till now...

Mar 22, 23 1944

While the air struggle continue in SOPAC (with the japs evcuating Rabaul AF) and while the I US Corp clears what remains of the enemy at Choiseul, while Calcutta is conquered by the 7th AUS Division, on the 23rd of March an unknown number of american carriers launched a series of air strikes against japanese shippings near Onnekotan Jiima, sinking 3 SCs and 4 xAKs.
More bombers took off and arrived over Uruppu Jiima, attacking the troops stationed there.
The american Carriers were completely undetected and japanese forces seem to have been caught unaware.
During the afternoon of 23rd elements of the 37th US Division, along with NZ and US tanks were unloaded unmolested at Uruppu.
The invasion has begun.




(in reply to Itdepends)
Post #: 3699
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 1:38:50 PM   
Canoerebel


Posts: 9773
Joined: 12/14/2002
From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
Status: offline
Did the landing at Uruppo trigger an auto counter-bombardment by the defenses?  If so, what's there?

P.S.  You tricksy man, you!

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3700
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 1:41:06 PM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6217
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Canoerebel

Did the landing at Uruppo trigger an auto counter-bombardment by the defenses?  If so, what's there?

P.S.  You tricksy man, you!


No. At Uruppu there are only 2 base forces and one constr BN.

Paramushiro has 25k men
Onnekotan 37k
Shimushiri 13k...

Tonight the whole operation, its motivations and its planning will be described in details.


(in reply to Canoerebel)
Post #: 3701
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 1:47:35 PM   
Canoerebel


Posts: 9773
Joined: 12/14/2002
From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
Status: offline
You mean I can't worm it out of you piece by piece immediately?


(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3702
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 1:52:19 PM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6217
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: offline
You will have to wait dear

We all know it will be bloody as hell...Kamikaze are now triggered...

...last turn 3 jap CVs were spotted (low DL) near Rabaul...so the KB shouldn't be around for some days...

(in reply to Canoerebel)
Post #: 3703
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 2:03:22 PM   
pws1225

 

Posts: 847
Joined: 8/9/2010
From: Tate's Hell, Florida
Status: online
quote:

"Suddenly Hairy"


This isn't going to be pretty!

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3704
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 2:05:23 PM   
Crackaces


Posts: 2619
Joined: 7/9/2011
Status: offline
Wow! The implecations are enormious ! Uruppu Jiima and Shirmushri-Jima are both within B-17 range of industry [forget B-29's!], and both are buildable to level 6 & 7 respectively. B-29's will have a field day over the skies of Nippon ...

That made me think if Rader got upset by a few B-29's in Russia raining hell on earth in "Taming the Bear" .. .this has got to be pretty discouraging ...depending how rapidly this unfolds you might have completly thrown him off his game .. way to go!

Now the Kami's ... it will be interesting ...

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3705
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 2:19:21 PM   
Canoerebel


Posts: 9773
Joined: 12/14/2002
From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
Status: offline
If GJ has achieved surprise, which seems certain now, rader is going to be in the position of trying to draw to an inside straight.  Until he can pull his combat ships and carriers up to NoPac, he's going to have to commit all his air.  He'll get in some licks, but he'll take horrific losses.  Rather than drawing to that inside straight, he's much more likely to break his own back trying.

A word of caution about strategic bombing - it is much more difficult in practice than in theory and in real life.  That's going on my own experience and that of Bullwinkle as posted about a year ago.  Things may have changed since then, but if not, strategic bombing isn't as effective as it was in WitP and in real life.

While strategic bombing will be important and will bring GJ alot of pleasure (), the real game-changer here is going to be the battles fought over the taking and possession of bases.  Rader is going into battle strong (except in the air) and most likely will come out weak.  The surprise achieved by GJ is the reason.  Rader is gonna poop his britches.

(in reply to Crackaces)
Post #: 3706
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 2:27:02 PM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6217
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: offline
Relax guys...we are not 100% positive about strategical and tactical surprise. It seems so to me, but Rader is an old fox and he may be waiting for me...

So let's keep calm and focused

...and, untill the SUDDENLY HAIRY isn't completely unfold in the details, don't be so sure about my final goals...

(in reply to Canoerebel)
Post #: 3707
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 2:37:37 PM   
Crackaces


Posts: 2619
Joined: 7/9/2011
Status: offline
I can post some IJFB complaints about Dutch LB's smacking Oil Refineries and Oil Storage in Java '42 and that is not B-17E's or B-29's in '44 ... but I would have to look what version this game is being played ... maybe it is a version thing ...

At the very least, looking at this there are a lot of airfields and ports in Northern Nippon exposed to attack. Alfred or Nemo might comment as this develops ... It will be a lot of fun watching this unfold and quite awhile before all the bases are overbuilt ... if in fact that is GreyJoy's plan ..

Fear the harry monster! [Now we have a statue in the Washington mall of the Dogfaces putting up a flag depicting a big green bush ....]

(in reply to Canoerebel)
Post #: 3708
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 2:56:51 PM   
USS America


Posts: 16140
Joined: 10/28/2002
From: Apex, NC, USA
Status: offline
If this is a feint, it is a brilliant one! 

If this move is for real, it is a brilliant one! 

Well done, GJ! 


_____________________________

Mike

"Good times will set you free" - Jimmy Buffett

"They need more rum punch" - Me


Artwork by The Amazing Dixie

(in reply to Crackaces)
Post #: 3709
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 3:05:50 PM   
Olorin


Posts: 623
Joined: 4/22/2008
From: Greece
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy

Relax guys...we are not 100% positive about strategical and tactical surprise. It seems so to me, but Rader is an old fox and he may be waiting for me...

So let's keep calm and focused

...and, untill the SUDDENLY HAIRY isn't completely unfold in the details, don't be so sure about my final goals...


Oh, rest assured, personally I am careful not to draw any definite conclusions until you reveal your plans in detail. It could very well be that you are trying to draw Rader to the north while still intending to strike in the DEI. But I think that this attack is real.
Since I am not Rader, I am not worried. Just eager to know your plan.


< Message edited by Olorin -- 11/28/2011 3:08:03 PM >


_____________________________

"Drang nach Osten"
--A TOAWIII AAR--

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3710
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 3:26:28 PM   
witpqs


Posts: 14773
Joined: 10/4/2004
From: Argleton
Status: online

quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy

Hi all,

  details will be unfold completely tonight.

For the moment the only thing i can tell you is that the above operation is called "Suddenly Hairy" and that will be the most risky thing i've ever tried in this game. It's completely based on full surprise and timing.

More to follow.... sorry for having kept the details secret till now...


Mar 22, 23 1944

While the air struggle continue in SOPAC (with the japs evcuating Rabaul AF) and while the I US Corp clears what remains of the enemy at Choiseul, while Calcutta is conquered by the 7th AUS Division, on the 23rd of March an unknown number of american carriers launched a series of air strikes against japanese shippings near Onnekotan Jiima, sinking 3 SCs and 4 xAKs.
More bombers took off and arrived over Uruppu Jiima, attacking the troops stationed there.
The american Carriers were completely undetected and japanese forces seem to have been caught unaware.
During the afternoon of 23rd elements of the 37th US Division, along with NZ and US tanks were unloaded unmolested at Uruppu.
The invasion has begun.











Attachment (1)

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3711
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 3:27:43 PM   
Graymane


Posts: 499
Joined: 3/31/2005
From: Bellevue, NE
Status: offline
Great job Greyjoy, you are really stepping up play!

(in reply to Olorin)
Post #: 3712
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 3:46:05 PM   
Grollub


Posts: 6552
Joined: 10/9/2005
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: offline
Mmm ... why do I get a warm fuzzy feeling seeing this?

(... and no, I haven't peed myself )

Good job GreyJoy!

_____________________________

“Pay attention to where you are going because without meaning you might get nowhere.”

-- Winnie the Pooh

(in reply to Graymane)
Post #: 3713
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 3:54:45 PM   
Sardaukar


Posts: 6000
Joined: 11/28/2001
From: Finland/now in Israel
Status: offline
Hmm...aren't you activating Kamikazes with this invasion (unless you have done that already)?

_____________________________

"To meaningless French Idealism, Liberty, Fraternity and Equality...we answer with German Realism, Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery" -Prince von Bülov, 1870-


(in reply to Grollub)
Post #: 3714
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 3:58:06 PM   
JohnDillworth


Posts: 1936
Joined: 3/19/2009
Status: online
Wow, beautiful move. Don't know if it is a feint or the real thing or a combination of both. Perhaps the total goal is just these couple of bases. Valuable possessions indeed. One would be hard pressed to hide the presence of ones Capital ships if they were in the home islands. You should have some pretty long recon stuff at this point. Heck, what did you do with that handful of super-long range Wildcats? Lets see what we have here..............elements of the 37th US Division, along with NZ and US tanks. Good stuff, but perhaps not great stuff. I haven't been following close enough to discern where your very best divisions are. I know the Australians are in Indian. Where are those Marine divisions? The single thing I would look for here is the presences of Helldivers. If there are no Helldivers than the Fast CV's are not in the initial attacking force. Ambush????? Supporting something elsewhere perhaps? Most troublesome.

_____________________________

The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on the list.

(in reply to Graymane)
Post #: 3715
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 4:00:20 PM   
JohnDillworth


Posts: 1936
Joined: 3/19/2009
Status: online
quote:

Hmm...aren't you activating Kamikazes with this invasion (unless you have done that already)?

Yes, that will be a problem as the Japanese pilots are not much good for anything else at this point

_____________________________

The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on the list.

(in reply to JohnDillworth)
Post #: 3716
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 4:18:20 PM   
jeffk3510


Posts: 4009
Joined: 12/3/2007
From: Kansas
Status: offline
Well played GreyJoy, well played.

_____________________________

Follow our WiTPAE team PBEM game against bilbow and hartwig.modrow http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2965846&mpage=1&key=?

Follow my WITPAE PBEM game against Schanilec. http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3495605

(in reply to JohnDillworth)
Post #: 3717
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 5:15:58 PM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6217
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Sardaukar

Hmm...aren't you activating Kamikazes with this invasion (unless you have done that already)?


Yes, as far as i can tell invading Uruppu has triggered the Kamikazes....will be bloody

(in reply to Sardaukar)
Post #: 3718
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 6:10:48 PM   
Cribtop


Posts: 3708
Joined: 8/10/2008
From: Lone Star Nation
Status: offline
Well done. Now Nemo's even more cryptic than usual post makes sense.

PS - Dan, how many points for "cryptic?"

PPS - this is brought to us, at least in part, because Rader allowed GJ to know exactly where KB was for months at a time, while conversely GJ kept his CVs hidden.

< Message edited by Cribtop -- 11/28/2011 6:13:04 PM >


_____________________________


(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3719
RE: AIR SLAUGHTER - 11/28/2011 6:27:01 PM   
obvert


Posts: 7010
Joined: 1/17/2011
From: PDX (and now) London, UK
Status: offline
This is amazing! I love that you're such a tricksy bastard and got everyone (including me) all hot and bothered about your other plans, not mentioning the real ones. Makes sense really. One has to come into one's own by making one's own decisions.

Now, if I were in Japan, I would be more worried about you getting two or three of those islands (you are getting two or three, right?) than excited about the kamis. They'll hurt, but only half as many will hurt, because now his forces are split across the Pacific.

Plus, major defenses have to be built up on Hokkaido and Sakhalin while much of his free mobile forces are trudging through Burmese jungles. I'm curious what his email response will be to this one.


(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3720
Page:   <<   < prev  122 123 [124] 125 126   next >   >>
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> After Action Reports >> RE: Rabaul destroyed. Chiuseul conquered! Page: <<   < prev  122 123 [124] 125 126   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.156