The war is over.
"I appreciate your understanding. At this point I will concede the game. If you want to see what the Empire’s situation is, the password is ‘bear’.
This has been quite a ride! Thanks for the game."
Zulu HQ note: Terry is/was a far superior tactician and strategist than I. His knowledge of the game and history are also thorough. It has been a pleasure recreating the war with him. Anyone lucky enough to draw him as an opponent should consider themselves lucky. The game has reached a point where I can sweep and bomb at will, my CV/CVL aircraft strength is over 625 not including a fleet carrier recently arrived on the west cpoast or the CVEs. B29s are arriving. P40s at long last are converting to the monster P47D25. As we intended to play along historical lines PDU was off with an historical OOB. Terry quickly and efficiently gathered all the territory gathered by the IJN/IJA by mid late 1942, defeated me in the first two carrier engagements completely, and gained air superiority over all captured theaters. Only weight of numbers turned the tide. I doubt I would be interested in the scenario 1CG again.
THANK YOU FOR READING ALONG!!!!
This outcome does not present the Japanese player in a good light. IIRC Japan was still ahead in VPs and it was going to be quite an effort for the Allied player to achieve a marginal victory, let alone a decisive victory, as outlined in s.17 of the manual.
Surely it could not come as a surprise to any Japanese player that eventually any Allied player who plays sensibly will have the means to strike back and severely circumscribe Japan's freedom of action. That however does not mean that an Allied victory will automatically follow. Once again we have a demonstration of why the victory levels outlined in s.17 of the manual are such an integral element to playing this game.
As far as the TWITS are concerned, they have been a most entertaining bunch of chaps. Though Zuluhour HQ often seemed to despair of the actions undertaken by the TWITS, I never doubted that they would surprise us with further ... antics. I believe I express a widely held view by regular Japanese players that they would relish an opportunity to come up against the same TWITS again. For let it not be doubted, the TWITS won this game. Though the American Dominion were to last a 1000 years, never have so many owed so much to so few TWITS. This was their finest hour ... oops wrong theatre, wrong people.