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RE: Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess - Tale... - 2/5/2014 4:07:45 PM   
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9 JUN 42

RUSSIA:

Nothing to do here.


How come this is all the more you do there? Is there not much going on there at this point...?


We get the occasional LCU or air unit. But, without the Soviets activated the only thing they can do is take replacements as they trickle in (In June of 1942, every available man, gun, & AFV was going the other direction!). Hence, a lot of nothing to do here.

I use a template for my reports both as I am lazy and it reminds me to look at an area before moving to the next.


HA.. I was just giving you a hard time my friend.


OK, mud on my face...

How deep did it get there? My sister in Wichita got quite a bit.

The gentleman we have been discussing the last two days is being hailed as a hero, putting the aircraft down where he did and missing any populated areas. It was the only place he could have put the plane without injuring any on the ground. That is a brave thing to do.



That is what we heard too. Someone could scream at me, and I would NEVER say it to them but you're worth millions.. why wouldn't you pay a professional
pilot.. especially with your wife, child, and grandchild on board..


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RE: Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess - Tale... - 2/5/2014 4:09:51 PM   
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9 JUN 42

RUSSIA:

Nothing to do here.


How come this is all the more you do there? Is there not much going on there at this point...?


We get the occasional LCU or air unit. But, without the Soviets activated the only thing they can do is take replacements as they trickle in (In June of 1942, every available man, gun, & AFV was going the other direction!). Hence, a lot of nothing to do here.

I use a template for my reports both as I am lazy and it reminds me to look at an area before moving to the next.


HA.. I was just giving you a hard time my friend.


OK, mud on my face...

How deep did it get there? My sister in Wichita got quite a bit.

The gentleman we have been discussing the last two days is being hailed as a hero, putting the aircraft down where he did and missing any populated areas. It was the only place he could have put the plane without injuring any on the ground. That is a brave thing to do.



That is what we heard too. Someone could scream at me, and I would NEVER say it to them but you're worth millions.. why wouldn't you pay a professional
pilot.. especially with your wife, child, and grandchild on board..


I had that thought, also.

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RE: Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess - Tale... - 2/5/2014 4:18:01 PM   
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Anyways..

I didn't answer your question, but we have around 8" I would say.

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RE: Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess - Tale... - 2/5/2014 4:39:29 PM   
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Major ship losses to date.

A good chunk of DDs have been lost by both sides, as well as subs.

We lost a lot in the initial Manila strike. They have lost a fair chunk to our ASW efforts.






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RE: Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess - Tale... - 2/5/2014 4:41:49 PM   
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Air Losses to Date June 11th, 1942




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RE: Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess - Tale... - 2/5/2014 4:45:52 PM   
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I have to always keep my two grand campaign games separate in my mind.

My AI game, which just entered May 1942 and this PBEM.. very different situations.

In my AI game, I have just taken Lunga/Tulagi and have all of my carrier force. They have all of KB less Zuikaku and Akagi.. they're also down Ryujo and another CVL.. I have lost some pre-war cruisers, but nothing like this game. KB is currently in Tarawa area going to Canton weekly.. the AI has thrown the kitchen sink at Canton and can't dislodge me...

This game has been very different, but were only a few month's apart. A human opponent keeps us on our toes and is so much more enjoyable.

The AI is a real turd sometimes and I have to give it breaks.. it has the KB broken up into four different one CV groups now...don't ask why, but that is why I picked up Akagi and Zuikaku...

I also have A2A kills 2:1 and sunk ships as 3:1... Force Z went on an absolute rampage in the first two months of the war, and JUST hit Timor very hard a week ago... only problem is she has to replenish clear down in Sydney...I need to move some assets into Darwin.

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RE: Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess - Tale... - 8/29/2018 9:25:17 PM   
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OK, here we are just over four years later and we are still playing this game. Harvey and I were discussing the other night plans to update everyone where we are in the campaign. We will be posting more about it in the coming weeks.

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RE: Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess - Tale... - 8/30/2018 2:40:26 AM   
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Where we are now:

The big exchange of CVs back in February-April of 42 limited the expansion of the Japanese, but it also limited our ability to strike back. We have just the Wasp and a few CVEs in April of 43. I will comment on the areas I am working in and let my partner comment on his areas.

We are solidly in the Solomans with a size 8 airbase at Lunga and Luganville. Size 6 at Munda and size 4 at Tulagi. Ports are 5 at Munda, 4 at Lunga and Tulagi, and 6 at Luganville.

With all the carriers gone our supremacy fighter for most of 1942 was the Wildcat. In the Solomans, the marines have three squadrons of Corsairs that are now doing that duty and the Wasp has just finished upgrading to Hellcats. About 100 B-24D1s bomb the Bismark Archipelago and New Britain on a regular basis. We control the skies at this time and anticipate keeping that control for the extended future.

There are plenty of supply and fuel moving from the West Coast to appropriate areas as needed. We currently have no shortages of either in my area of operations and I believe it is the same for my partner. We are shifting things to a new change of tempo which will be evident over the next couple of game months.

The Japanese have the following areas in my theater: Vella Lavella and north in the Solomans; Gilberts except for Ocean Island, Kuria and Arorae; Marshall Islands and Wake Island; the Western half of the Aleutians Atka Island and points West. In China we are static on the Chanteh to Chihkiang to Tuyun line and following the heavy wooded terrain NE towards Sian. When the Japanese show up to bomb the Chinese they disrupt some squads and then they fix themselves. Lots and lots of Chinese in the wooded hills! In Russia, troops are resting/training and the airforce is training and upgrading to newer aircraft when available.

Submarines to this point for the USN have been the S boats in the South/SW Pacific with the Fleet boats covering the supply lines, mostly as scouts, but BuWeaps promises they have the thing with the Mk-14s worked out and by June everything should be as it should have been on Dec 8, 1941. We are deploying to take advantage of this change over in just over a month and a half. The sub war will be ratcheting up considerably at that time.

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RE: Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess - Tale... - 8/30/2018 1:58:57 PM   
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Thanks for catching us up on the developments, You mentioned what your carrier loses were but what do you believe were the Japanese losses and when do you think you will parity in carriers?

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RE: Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess - Tale... - 8/30/2018 2:33:14 PM   
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Here is what we believe is the Japanese Carrier status:

Kaga is damaged and hasn't been seen in a while except for briefly at Truk 90 or so days ago.
The rest of the KB is sunk along with Ryujo, Zuiho, and Shoho.

We believe, other than accelerated CVs, all they have undamaged are: CVs: Junyo and Hiyo CVLs: Ryuho CVEs: Hosho and Taiyo

The next carriers, un-accelerated, would be available MAR-OCT of 44. I don't remember how much they can be accelerated, but I don't think they would be here yet.

Over the next 120 days we will be receiving the following: CVs: Essex, Bunker Hill, Cold Harbor, and Gettysburg CVLs: Independence, Belleau Wood, and Princeton CVEs: Five Bogue and Casblancas.

We have also converted Wasp's fighter squadron to Hellcats. Helldivers and SBD-5s go into production in 20 days. Our ability to project airpower will significantly increase beyond our ground airbases by the end of July going into August.


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RE: Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess - Tale... - 8/30/2018 4:42:51 PM   
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IIRC, the SB2C-1c (the first model) has a higher rate of ops losses because it had some poor handling characteristics on takeoff and landing. The SBD is a well tested aircraft and quite reliable. Your choice on whether the extra two small bombs are worth the SB2C, until the -3 model appears. I am not certain that the developers coded a higher Op Loss or maintenance rate for the first Helldiver, but it is something to watch for.

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RE: Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess - Tale... - 8/30/2018 5:38:17 PM   
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If he did a basic Japanese acceleration all Japanese fleet carriers that arrive in 1943 and 1944, except Shinano, which most cancel building, he possible has the Taiho already and will be getting the Unryu, Amagi and Katsuragi in 1943. The other carriers, converted CS class to CVLs depend on availability of shipyards and if you sank them or not.So as of April 43 I would imagine the Kaga, Taiho at least as Fleet carriers, Junyo and Hiyo as medium carriers and CVL Ryuho to form the KB. With 3 Unryus coming later in 1943 and possibly 2-3 CVLs converted from CS if possible. Not sure if he acclerated the CVL Ibuki as well. Depending on mod of course.

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RE: Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess - Tale... - 8/30/2018 5:46:20 PM   
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CS Chitose was sunk around the same time as the KB in February of 42. There are still a couple of the others.

Thanks for the information on the -1 Helldivers. We will keep that in mind.

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RE: Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess - Tale... - 9/11/2018 6:59:45 PM   
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Some loss calculations on some of the other ship classes from our intelligence analysts:

Three of the Ise BBs and a Nagato have been sunk. We did damage severely a couple of Kongo's in an ambush making a run at Munda with the Wasp. If they are not sunk, they are severely damaged and out for while.

Three CAs including a Tone class are sunk. They are down to sixteen CAs.

Five CLs including both the Oi and Kitakami torpedo CLs are sunk, with new construction, they are down to nineteen CLs.

Twenty-five DDs have been sunk, with new construction, they have around one hundred DDs. Mostly they are deployed in ASW roles from what we see.

Overall, since the ambush with the Wasp on the pair of Kongos, Japanese naval activities have been nil except for defensive roles, such as ASW.

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