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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/26/2012 8:02:27 PM   
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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/26/2012 8:06:42 PM   
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Something seems to be happening now.

subs: A few sub attacks but nothing major.


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ASW attack near Swatow at 79,67

Japanese Ships
xAK Kuroshio Maru
xAK Iwaki Maru
xAK Daijukyo Maru
PB Toko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Haddock



SS Haddock is sighted by escort
PB Toko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Toko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Toko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Toko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Toko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Iba at 74,74

Japanese Ships
TK Fujisan Maru
TK Amatsu Maru
PB Ichiyu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Peto



SS Peto launches 2 torpedoes at TK Fujisan Maru
PB Ichiyu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Ichiyu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Ichiyu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Ichiyu Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Ichiyu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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So Pac: A 7 ship SCTF shot out from the Fiji region today. This ended up in the Anatom and Tanna region. Maybe he is looking for more fast transports taking out troops. I won't be trying that soon with the entire US navy at Suva.

Burma: Nothing.


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Jakes are at Noumea searching the area.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/26/2012 8:21:22 PM   
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An Allied invasion!

subs: Still a few Dutch subs around. I'd really like to wipe them all out. More ASW is now setting the trap at Komodo.

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ASW attack near Makassar at 63,105

Japanese Ships
PB Kenan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SC Ch 37
xAK Nitii Maru
xAK Shikano Maru
xAK Sanura Maru
xAK Ryotaku Maru
PB Manyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII

SS KXVIII launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kenan Maru
KXVIII diving deep ....
PB Manyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Manyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Manyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Manyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Manyo Maru attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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So Pac: Ok. Something is definitely up. Many TFs including CVs moved out today and seem to be heading to Tanna. The last IJN troops are off of that island. Allied troops have now taken their place! Looks like a fast transport TF.

Our long range G3M3 from Tulagi (!) actually strike down here and get skewered by LR CAP of Wildcats.

I am getting the KB ready. It looks like he's only brought 2 CVs out here. not sure, but that is what search indicates so far.

The KB will embark tomorrow to station just out of search range from Suva and be ready to move in should there seem to be a good chance. With Ryujo I should be slightly ahead in numbers, but the quality is still recovering from the recent clash. What will help no matter what happens is that two large A6M3a groups are available from Ndeni and Koumac for LR CAP and escort.

I'm reluctant to use the KB so soon after the last battle. If he's conducting offensive operations though, some of the CAP could be split and he might also not be expecting a strike thinking I'm still recovering. I'll play it turn by turn.

Also, some Kate and Val remnants of the CVs that went down will move to Luganville. This will probably get hammered by 4Es, but worth a try. A6M3a can escort from Ndeni to close to Tanna.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tanna at 120,157

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 12



Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 6
F4F-4 Wildcat x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 5 destroyed, 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CA Hawkins
DD Peary
DD Pope



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G3M3 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VF-3 with F4F-3 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
VF-8 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead

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Burma: nothing.

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I wish I had Judys now! They will be ready next month to go into production. Still stuck with Vals.

However, most KB groups are upgraded to A6M3a now.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/27/2012 6:51:20 AM   
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subs: The gaggle of subs in the area now moving between Tanna and Fiji score today. DD Pope is heard sinking.

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Sub attack near Nadi at 125,161

Japanese Ships
SS I-24, hits 4

Allied Ships
DD Pope, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Peary
AP Heywood
AP Hunter Liggett
DD Voyager



SS I-24 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Pope
DD Voyager fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Voyager fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Voyager attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Kabara at 134,165

Japanese Ships
SS I-169, hits 1

Allied Ships
SC-630
xAK Thomas Nelson
xAK Peter H. Burnett
xAK Juan Cabrillo
xAK James Schureman
xAK George Ross
xAK George H. Williams
xAK Edwin Markham
xAK Edwin M. Stanton
KV Chilliwack
SC-647



SS I-169 is sighted by escort
I-169 diving deep ....
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-647 fails to find sub and abandons search
KV Chilliwack attacking submerged sub ....
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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So Pac: The Allied CVs are reported to be in the Tanna hex. This is good news, considering the reduced flying that would happen if they remained there. I'm thinking of sending the KB in.

Luganville was hit by a 4E raid, as predicted, but the Nicks did well there shooting down 5 4Es. Only a few Vals were lost on the ground, but nothing should fly tomorrow due to the field damage.

Nells flew again as did Kates from Noumea, and both were hit as the escort from Koumac did not fly. Grrrr. I'll have to turn the Nells off now and put them back on search only as their moral dipped into the 50s. With 18 Emilys, 4 IJN 2E groups, and Jakes from several different locations, our search should be at least equal if not slightly better than the Allies. I've also got several groups of Jakes on the KB ships on night search 1k 10 hex range.

I'm going to move the KB into 8 hex range of Tanna. I'll keep them to the West of Luganville, right on or even out of range of search from Suva. This is extremely risky, but at least there is LBA support this time and I'm moving in everything I can fit on all bases in the area to augment the KB. I've even put a sacrificial group of Jakes on Efate, which has no air support, just to increase search in the area. He most likely will not bring the CVs to far north knowing that the Netties can reach down there, and not knowing how many groups I have at my disposal. Fingers crossed.


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Afternoon Air attack on Luganville , at 120,150

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 20



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 40
B-24D Liberator x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Airbase hits 35
Airbase supply hits 16
Runway hits 83

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tanna at 120,157

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 9
G3M3 Nell x 10



Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 6
F4F-4 Wildcat x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 5 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Peary



CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F4F-4 Wildcat (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead
VF-3 with F4F-3 Wildcat (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead
VF-8 with F4F-4 Wildcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes



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JPC: Another garrison leaves Hong Kong for Rabaul. This one will most likely head to Ontong Java, the well placed atoll to the East of the Solomons.

Burma: Nothing happening.


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Because she missed the last battle refitting, the Hiryu has some of the best IJN pilots in her groups. All of them are in the the 70-80 exp range, and most have augmented skills in ASW and search from their beginning levels.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/27/2012 10:58:13 AM   
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Today will change the game completely. This time, the weather is on my side.

subs: Some good intel was gleaned by this sub attack on the covering force at Tanna.

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Sub attack near Tanna at 120,157

Japanese Ships
SS I-171, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Fox
BB Idaho
BB Nevada
DD Walke
DD Rathburne
DD Kane
DD Hatfield

SS I-171 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Fox

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So Pac: The air phase began with a flight of A6M3a sweeping over Tanna to hit any LR CAP there. Unfortunately they flew into empty air and probably would have been better in an escort role.

The US CVs moved North and East, exactly 7 hexes from the position of the KB. Although the KB was sighted, the US CVs were not able to launch ANY attacks!! There were severe storms two hexes away in Luganville and I'm guessing some part of this system is what kept the US planes from finding our CVs.

The first wave of 140 odd strike planes flew into clear weather over the US CVs just to the NE of Tanna. All were hit plus both fast battleships were stuck with torpedoes. The Washington took 4 in the first strike and the NC took 3. Of the CVs the Hornet got the brunt of the Kates fury with three torpedo hits and an Ammo storage explosion. Two duds hit the Lex in addition to the one that hit and exploded. This caused engine damage and might have helped the Kates in the afternoon phase. The Saratoga took two fish also reporting engine damage.

After already taking big losses going in due to fighters and flak, the Wildcats pounced on the way out and took down another 15 Kates and Vals.

Several other strikes went for ships at Tanna from Noumea and Koumac. These did little damage, but some Wildcats did fly that direction. Also, a 4E strike over Luganville diverted some of the KB CAP and they took down about 5 of the heavies with a few losses to show for it.

When the afternoon phase began and there had been no US strikes, I knew this was going to be a very good day! The late strike was small and the Vals didn't fly at all. Still, most Kates made it past the depleted CAP, flying from only the Lex (with a few leftovers from the other CVs still in the air), and the strike made sure the Hornet was going under and put the Lex and the NC into sinking condition. CA Indianapolis also took 3 torps on the day and the CLAA San Juan took one.

The US CVs were far enough out from land that it seems most of the Wilcats were lost to ops while only the Hornet groups went down with their ship. This likely confirms the other CVs are still afloat and could make it back to Suva if they are lucky. A map will follow with the plan for tomorrow.

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Morning Air attack on Tanna , at 120,157

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 34



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
34 x A6M3a Zero sweeping at 22000 feet

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tanna at 122,156

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
A6M3a Zero x 63
B5N2 Kate x 83
D3A1 Val x 60



Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 34
F4F-4 Wildcat x 70


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 21 destroyed, 23 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 8 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 20 destroyed, 16 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Saratoga, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
CV Lexington, Bomb hits 10, Torpedo hits 1
BB Washington, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
CLAA San Juan, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CV Hornet, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB North Carolina, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

CA Portland, Bomb hits 1
CA Indianapolis, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
5 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
10 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
10 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 17 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VF-3 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 17 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-8 with F4F-4 Wildcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 18 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes

Ammo storage explosion on CV Hornet

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tanna at 120,157

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 5



Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 1


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
AK Libra, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Perkins


Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-8 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 7620.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 72 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tanna at 120,157

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 9
B5N2 Kate x 5



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Nevada
BB Idaho, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..


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Afternoon Air attack on Luganville , at 120,150

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
A6M3a Zero x 16



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 23
B-24D Liberator x 23


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed on ground
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 8 damaged



Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 17

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Akagi-1 with A6M3a Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
Ryujo-1 with A6M3a Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
Hiyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
Shoho-1 with A6M3a Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M3a Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Luganville , at 120,150

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
A6M3a Zero x 33



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 7 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Hiyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 111 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M3a Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M3a Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Akagi-1 with A6M3a Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 68 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 80 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 166 minutes

Nishiura B. in a A6M3a Zero makes head on attack ... forces B-17E Fortress out of formation


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tanna at 122,156

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
A6M3a Zero x 37
B5N2 Kate x 36



Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 3
F4F-4 Wildcat x 32


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 4 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 28 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB North Carolina, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
CV Lexington, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CV Hornet, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

CA San Francisco
CA Indianapolis, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-8 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-2 with F4F-4 Wildcat (4 airborne, 11 on standby, 15 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
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Burma: Lightnings swept Schwebo meeting only Oscars, and miraculously the Oscars took out 5 Lightings for 8 lost.

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The air losses on the day are staggering for both sides. Luckily I've got the Junyo groups to augment the depleted KB for tomorrow. They will fly onto Kaga and Akagi, and the zeros to Noumea to escort Bettys also flying in there.

This should mean the KB has a strike package of nearly 100 planes but almost 200 zeros still flying and LR CAP and escort help from LBA bases.

All available air power within range is brought to bear for tomorrow. I want to finish the job and make sure if there are any forays by surface groups they are punished for any damage they cause.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/27/2012 11:15:10 AM   
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Superb day for You. Now go Finish Him:)

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Here is the situation. The KB will move along the path shown to NE of the battle zone but trying to stay far enough out to sidestep any SCTFs rushing our way. Several SCTFs will also move in front to hopefully shield the KB and get into the area where damaged ships may be floundering back toward Suva.

Another G3M3 group flew into Tassafronga and at max range can hit this area with torps. At Lunga, Tulagi and Noumea other Netties will try to get in the mix, all set to max range.

Two other SCTFs are rushing in from Tulagi but I don't know whether they'll get far enough to play a part tomorrow.

I deliberated about sending the KB back to avoid surface threats, but I decided to go all in with the chance to take out US CV power for the next year at stake. Also, out here where it will be tough to predict our movement and where he doesn't have many undamaged fast ships, I'm banking on speed to protect the KB as well.

At Tanna the covering force for that invasion includes two old slow BBs, but I don't think they can make it up to be a factor without first hitting our BB/CA TF.

Jocke is understandably very low after yesterday's events. He said he couldn't even really work on the turn last night and didn't send me his customary late turn. I told him to take a day or two if he needed it, so we'll see what happens today. He mentioned that in the first battle he was ready to lose everything, but in this one he hadn't considered that as a possibility. It's just a freak event that the US CVs couldn't strike at all and I feel for him. Not fun to have luck ruin your well laid plans.

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Congratulations!!!

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Thanks! I'll certainly give it a shot!

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After some negotiations, the game resumes.

Jocke is very down and wonders if it will be worth it to slog through most of 43 without offensive threats. I told him that while the Pacific could be tough, he still will have a strong air and land force in India and Burma. Also, the KB cannot be everywhere at once. He will not back out unless I want to end it here, but I feel he has more chances than he realizes just now.

Especially the way this turn played out!

subs: The night phase begins with the I-171 finding the injured Lexington and putting 2 fish in to finish her off. Banzai!

Then the Kingfish runs into Singapore and hits 3 mines. I'm sure that sub is toast.

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Submarine attack near Tanna at 122,156

Japanese Ships
SS I-171

Allied Ships
CV Lexington, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

CV Lexington is sighted by SS I-171
SS I-171 launches 4 torpedoes

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TF 99 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
SS Kingfish, Mine hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

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So Pac: The fears I had came true to an extent. The Boise indeed did charge North and hit the KB. That was one of the longest battles I've seen. It just kept shooting. I'm still really shocked how poorly escorts react when hit in an Air Combat TF. The BB barely took part in the battle.

Anyway, eventually all ships escaped and the worst off, the Zuiho, only has moderate damage, with system 46, float 16 and engines 12 plus 4 fires still going. The ships will head back to Tulagi heavily escorted and at cruise speed.

During the air combat phase the KB planes plus others from New Caledonia put the Saratoga and the two fast BBs plus Indianapolis down for good at Tanna.

The Boise was hit during the afternoon along with several of the escorting DDs. It took two fish and two 250kg bombs and likely has seen it's last mission. I'll send in BBs to see if it's still above water tomorrow.

It all feels a little bittersweet, but if Jocke keeps finding the game interesting enough to continue, this could mean I will have a better chance of getting to my goal of lasting late into 45 and possibly 46. I want jets!

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Ambrym at 123,151, Range 26,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga, Shell hits 6
CV Hiryu
CV Hiyo, Shell hits 1
CV Akagi
CVL Ryujo, Shell hits 3, on fire
CVL Shoho, Shell hits 2, on fire
CVL Zuiho, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
CS Chiyoda, Shell hits 1
BB Hiei, Shell hits 1
CLAA Tenryu, Shell hits 8, heavy fires
DD Makigumo, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Shigure, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Murasame
DD Samidare
DD Suzukaze, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
CL Boise, Shell hits 4
DD Mugford, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD Ralph Talbot, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Henley
DD Jarvis, Shell hits 3
DD Gridley, Shell hits 1, on fire



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 26,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
CV Akagi , CV Hiyo , CV Hiryu ,
CV Kaga , CVL Zuiho , CVL Shoho ,
CVL Ryujo , CS Chiyoda screened from combat
- escorted by DD Samidare , DD Murasame , DD Shiratsuyu
CL Boise engages DD Makigumo at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
CL Boise engages CLAA Tenryu at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
CL Boise engages CV Kaga at 20,000 yards
CL Boise engages CV Hiyo at 20,000 yards
DD Makigumo engages DD Henley at 20,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DD Henley at 20,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Jarvis at 20,000 yards
DD Makigumo engages DD Jarvis at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
CL Boise engages CV Kaga at 19,000 yards
DD Henley engages CV Kaga at 19,000 yards
DD Makigumo engages DD Mugford at 19,000 yards
CL Boise engages CLAA Tenryu at 19,000 yards
DD Henley engages DD Suzukaze at 19,000 yards
DD Mugford engages DD Samidare at 19,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Mugford at 19,000 yards
DD Mugford engages DD Shigure at 19,000 yards
DD Makigumo engages DD Jarvis at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
CL Boise engages CV Kaga at 17,000 yards
CL Boise engages CV Hiyo at 17,000 yards
DD Jarvis engages DD Shiratsuyu at 17,000 yards
DD Makigumo engages DD Ralph Talbot at 17,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Shoho at 17,000 yards
CL Boise engages CLAA Tenryu at 17,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DD Jarvis at 17,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Jarvis at 17,000 yards
DD Makigumo engages DD Henley at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CL Boise engages CV Kaga at 16,000 yards
DD Mugford engages CV Hiyo at 16,000 yards
CL Boise engages CV Hiryu at 16,000 yards
DD Henley engages DD Shiratsuyu at 16,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Zuiho at 16,000 yards
DD Mugford engages DD Shiratsuyu at 16,000 yards
DD Mugford engages CVL Ryujo at 16,000 yards
CL Boise engages CLAA Tenryu at 16,000 yards
DD Henley engages DD Suzukaze at 16,000 yards
DD Mugford engages DD Makigumo at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CV Akagi , CV Hiyo , CV Hiryu ,
CV Kaga , CVL Zuiho , CVL Shoho ,
CVL Ryujo screened from combat
- escorted by DD Murasame , DD Shigure , DD Shiratsuyu
CLAA Tenryu engages CL Boise at 14,000 yards
DD Mugford engages CS Chiyoda at 14,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DD Jarvis at 14,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Ralph Talbot at 14,000 yards
DD Makigumo engages DD Mugford at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Boise engages CV Akagi at 10,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Gridley at 10,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DD Jarvis at 10,000 yards
CL Boise engages CV Kaga at 10,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Zuiho at 10,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Shoho at 10,000 yards
CLAA Tenryu engages CL Boise at 10,000 yards
CL Boise engages CS Chiyoda at 10,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Jarvis at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CLAA Tenryu engages CL Boise at 7,000 yards
DD Gridley engages DD Makigumo at 7,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Jarvis at 7,000 yards
CL Boise engages CV Kaga at 7,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Ralph Talbot at 7,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Shoho at 7,000 yards
Fuel storage explosion on CVL Ryujo
CL Boise engages CVL Ryujo at 7,000 yards
CL Boise engages CLAA Tenryu at 7,000 yards
DD Mugford engages DD Samidare at 7,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Gridley at 7,000 yards
DD Gridley engages DD Shigure at 7,000 yards
DD Mugford engages DD Shiratsuyu at 7,000 yards
DD Makigumo engages DD Gridley at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CV Akagi , CV Hiyo , CV Hiryu ,
CV Kaga , CVL Zuiho screened from combat
- escorted by DD Murasame , DD Shiratsuyu
CL Boise engages CLAA Tenryu at 10,000 yards
DD Ralph Talbot engages CVL Ryujo at 10,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Jarvis at 10,000 yards
CLAA Tenryu engages CL Boise at 10,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Ralph Talbot at 10,000 yards
DD Makigumo engages DD Mugford at 10,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Gridley at 10,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Henley at 10,000 yards
DD Ralph Talbot engages DD Makigumo at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CV Akagi , CV Hiyo , CV Hiryu screened from combat
- escorted by DD Suzukaze
CL Boise engages CV Kaga at 12,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Jarvis at 12,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Henley at 12,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Ralph Talbot at 12,000 yards
CL Boise engages CLAA Tenryu at 12,000 yards
DD Mugford engages DD Murasame at 12,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Henley at 12,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Jarvis at 12,000 yards
DD Makigumo engages DD Gridley at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
CV Akagi , CV Hiyo , CV Hiryu ,
CV Kaga , CVL Zuiho , CVL Shoho ,
CVL Ryujo , CS Chiyoda screened from combat
- escorted by DD Suzukaze , DD Shigure , DD Shiratsuyu
CLAA Tenryu engages CL Boise at 15,000 yards
CLAA Tenryu engages CL Boise at 15,000 yards
DD Makigumo engages DD Jarvis at 15,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Henley at 15,000 yards
DD Ralph Talbot engages DD Murasame at 15,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Mugford at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
CV Akagi , CV Hiyo screened from combat
CL Boise engages CV Hiryu at 18,000 yards
DD Gridley engages DD Samidare at 18,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Jarvis at 18,000 yards
DD Henley engages DD Shiratsuyu at 18,000 yards
DD Ralph Talbot engages DD Suzukaze at 18,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CL Boise at 18,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DD Henley at 18,000 yards
DD Ralph Talbot engages DD Samidare at 18,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Gridley at 18,000 yards
DD Makigumo engages DD Henley at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
DD Gridley engages CV Kaga at 25,000 yards
DD Jarvis engages CV Kaga at 25,000 yards
CL Boise engages CV Kaga at 25,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Shoho at 25,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Suzukaze at 25,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Murasame at 25,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tanna at 120,157

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 51 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 27
B5N2 Kate x 3
G4M1 Betty x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Washington, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
CV Saratoga, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage




Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tanna at 120,157

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 2 damaged
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB Washington, Bomb hits 4, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x E13A1 Jake bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tanna at 120,157

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
A6M3a Zero x 36
B5N2 Kate x 45
D3A1 Val x 55



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 21 damaged
D3A1 Val: 6 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 18 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 4 destroyed
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
CV Saratoga, Bomb hits 8, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
BB North Carolina, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
BB Washington, Bomb hits 21, and is sunk
CA Indianapolis, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk




Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
10 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ambrym at 124,151

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
A6M3a Zero x 37
B5N2 Kate x 10
D3A1 Val x 31



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged
D3A1 Val: 4 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Boise, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Jarvis, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

DD Ralph Talbot, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Henley



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Boise

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Jocke is very down and wonders if it will be worth it to slog through most of 43 without offensive threats.

good ol' SCLS appears

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/27/2012 8:47:51 PM   
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Nice!

No PM's to Jocke this time.

Hopefully, Jocke will continue. A heavy blow, but the Allies will make up the CV losses. What really hurts is losing North Carolina and Washington.

Glad you caught a break.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/27/2012 11:02:42 PM   
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Jocke is very down and wonders if it will be worth it to slog through most of 43 without offensive threats.

good ol' SCLS appears


I'm now immune to this! Thanks for the shot in the arse Torsten!

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/27/2012 11:08:17 PM   
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Nice!

No PM's to Jocke this time.

Hopefully, Jocke will continue. A heavy blow, but the Allies will make up the CV losses. What really hurts is losing North Carolina and Washington.

Glad you caught a break.


I think he would love a PM from you. PLease add support if you want to. It's just hard for him to think that after waiting so long to be able to do something that it's now going to be many more months of waiting.

I was seriously jumping up and down about getting the two fast BBs. I promptly looked through the queue and got depressed again about how many he will eventually get, but that is down the road. I'll enjoy only having I think 3-4 of those monsters around in the near future.

In an email about the recent turn Jocke said he had another risky last attempt to hit me (aside from the Boise dash) that didn't pan out apparently. I wonder if the British CVs are nearby or what that might have been? I know Enterprise should either be growing coral or stuck in Suva for a long time, and the Yorktown shouldn't be much better after only three weeks since an ammo storage explosion. So not sure what might have been sent hunting for me unless it was some combo of a few CVEs and British CVs. Interesting.

I think he has a lot of options. Come March he could take the Aleutians. He can drive into Burma. Oz is a backwater for me, but maybe he doesn't realize any of that. I'm so thin now in the DEI he could waltz into Timor and take it with a division. Luckily now I have time to fill those holes, but he does have options for causing problems even without CVs. Especially with all of the dispensable quick loading ships coming online in 43.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/27/2012 11:42:08 PM   
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Well, you mustn't start your offensive too early... Sometimes it is fine to take what you got and leave the rest be. That's why I didn't attack your KB the next day.
There was a chance, but the almost certain outcome was not in my favour. I decided to keep it as a "superior victory" and not turn it into a "good victory"...

Had he backed down after the first battle, it would've been better...

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Well, you mustn't start your offensive too early... Sometimes it is fine to take what you got and leave the rest be. That's why I didn't attack your KB the next day.
There was a chance, but the almost certain outcome was not in my favour. I decided to keep it as a superior and not turn it into a good victory...

Had he backed down after the first battle, it would've been better...


There is something to be said for deception as well, and I've never had any doubt that all of the Allied focus is on the So Pac area.

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Hopefully this will continue. Allies have no need to concede at this point as all of their losses will be made good. But it does make for a rather dreary '43 for them.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/28/2012 10:55:11 AM   
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Nice one obvert!


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Hopefully this will continue. Allies have no need to concede at this point as all of their losses will be made good. But it does make for a rather dreary '43 for them.


+1 - the Allies can recover from huge losses as some players have demonstrated... Their schedule might be put back a little, but they will still come.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/28/2012 11:17:57 AM   
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Well, if he doesn't want to continue, I can take over, Erik!

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/28/2012 11:26:35 AM   
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The losses of those CVs will hurt him, for sure, but not that much as one may think...there are a lot pf approaching routes that don t need the cv support...obviously you won't have to fear a big allied leap for some time, which is damn good for the japs....

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) -... - 6/28/2012 11:33:23 AM   
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how is the carrier loss score so far anyway?

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) -... - 6/28/2012 1:52:42 PM   
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I don't think he spent enough time closing down both Koumac and Noumea before his invasion. Koumac can be reached from Australian bases while Noumea can be reached from Suva. If he had done so, he could have placed his CV to the South and SE of Tanna and placed his transports at risk. I prefer to place extra fighters on my American CVs from the beginning of the war. A Marine fighter group of 18 planes go on each and even with the July '42 re-sizing of the Navy fighters (27 to 36), I still keep the Marines on till the Hellcats come out. 48 fighters per CV is a good number to help ensure survivability.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) -... - 6/28/2012 11:31:44 PM   
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how is the carrier loss score so far anyway?


On my side the Soryu, Shokaku and Zuikaku are gone.

The allies have lost Wasp, Hornet, Sara and Lex for certain. Enterprise is likely
Sunk as well, while Yorktown had an ammo storage explosion 3 weeks ago game time
and should be damaged in Suva.

So my best guess is that the allies are down to one CV which may not be operational.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/28/2012 11:37:26 PM   
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The losses of those CVs will hurt him, for sure, but not that much as one may think...there are a lot pf approaching routes that don t need the cv support...obviously you won't have to fear a big allied leap for some time, which is damn good for the japs....

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He has lost all of China, which should make Burma tougher. But I agree. There are options, especially with the LSTs coming online next month. They should enable small quick-unloading operations in places the KB is not.

It's great to win this, but many Allied players have shown that winning a battle or two as Japan means little in the end.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) -... - 6/28/2012 11:40:42 PM   
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I don't think he spent enough time closing down both Koumac and Noumea before his invasion. Koumac can be reached from Australian bases while Noumea can be reached from Suva. If he had done so, he could have placed his CV to the South and SE of Tanna and placed his transports at risk. I prefer to place extra fighters on my American CVs from the beginning of the war. A Marine fighter group of 18 planes go on each and even with the July '42 re-sizing of the Navy fighters (27 to 36), I still keep the Marines on till the Hellcats come out. 48 fighters per CV is a good number to help ensure survivability.


Yes. I agree. I was able to search, escort and strike from those bases when he could have closed both.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/29/2012 12:06:51 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

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The losses of those CVs will hurt him, for sure, but not that much as one may think...there are a lot pf approaching routes that don t need the cv support...obviously you won't have to fear a big allied leap for some time, which is damn good for the japs....

Contrats !


He has lost all of China, which should make Burma tougher. But I agree. There are options, especially with the LSTs coming online next month. They should enable small quick-unloading operations in places the KB is not.

It's great to win this, but many Allied players have shown that winning a battle or two as Japan means little in the end.


he could always land unexpected in Hokkaido in a year ...ok, sorry, that was a bit selfish

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/29/2012 12:03:02 PM   
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12 December 1942
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subs: Subs flooded the approaches to Fiji. See map below. They will now resume a blockade of the area to try and hit the Yorktown if she attempts a move out of Suva, assuming she is still there.

So Pac: Mutsu puts an end to Boise's run, finally. She took a torpedo very early in the DEI, and then disappeared for some time, only to reemerge as the scourge of the IJN here in the South Pacific.

The only other action down here today was anti-sub patrols by the Allies and the bombardment of Tanna, hitting a few US ground troops.

Most of the Allied ships involved in the Tanna invasion were seen fleeing to the South, although a good number still remain at Suva.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Ambrym at 125,152, Range 7,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
DD Urakaze
DD Satsuki
DD Yuzuki
DD Sawakaze
DD Shiokaze
DD Yakaze
DD Tachikaze
DD Nokaze

Allied Ships
CL Boise, Shell hits 1, and is sunk



Reduced sighting due to 21% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 21% moonlight: 7,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
CL Boise sunk by BB Mutsu at 7,000 yards
CL Boise sunk by BB Mutsu at 7,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Burma: Nothing happening.

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The thirty odd subs around Fiji will now move back to take up positions on the East and West of the islands.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/29/2012 12:43:29 PM   
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Allied Ship Losses
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Here are the major losses so far for the Allies as reported by tracker. The Big E should likely appear on the list soon. I'll post the IJN losses tomorrow.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 6/29/2012 12:45:40 PM   
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That's a lot!

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