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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/1/2012 1:19:12 AM   
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1 May 1943

Supply: 4.153m
HI: 1.354m
Fuel: 6.360m
Ready aircraft: 4,409
Ship losses: 1 x DD, 9 x E, 7 x APD, 5 x SS

Another month has passed and nothing major has changed.

He continues to grind away at my airforce in Burma and Thailand. The bombers even show up once in a while alongside the fighter Sweeps.

In the Marshalls he is bombing Mili with B-25s on medium-level Ground Attack. This is slowly downgrading the capability of the Mili Naval Fortress but the CD guns are mostly unaffected. I have put a stupendous admiral in charge with high ratings including Admin. If looks like this island will be his first target when he eventually lands.

My paras were eliminated at Lanchow, however the remnants are marching along the trail to Ningsia alongside some av support and engineers. I still want to pose a threat on this axis, even if it's only fake.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/1/2012 1:41:27 AM   
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I forgot to mention ...

Around 15 Glen-equipped subs with 14,000 endurance are headed out to the gap between PH and the West Coast. I want to see if there's any traffic worth sinking in the area. If there is then I may send out a carrier raid to coincide with when his CVs are committed to the Marshalls landings. I am moving fuel to Hakodate, Etorofu and Marcus Island in preparation.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/1/2012 1:48:57 AM   
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Looking at the shipbuilding queue, it's not really that long before I get some more carriers. This despite the fact that I have not really accelerated anything, or at least not anything expensive.



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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/1/2012 2:04:53 AM   
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Nick Swarm

There are now 497 Nicks on the map. This, I have decided, is absolutely my most important weapon. I would gladly expend thousands of these planes to remove Allied destroyers and the like from the map, and indeed that is the plan :-)



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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/4/2012 1:03:09 AM   
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A Rufe unit stationed at Babo shoots down 9 unescorted B-25s. This is the sort of thing I play for :-)

Unfortunately they didn't do too much to stop the 40 or so B-24s which also arrived, and the two AVs supporting the float fighters were duly sunk.

I will therefore abandon my attempt to suck the oil out of this silly little port. The loading rate is too slow anyway.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/6/2012 11:59:15 AM   
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BBs Idaho & Mississippi pay a visit to Mili.

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Night Naval bombardment of Mili at 136,121 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

76 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi, Shell hits 7
BB Idaho, Shell hits 3

Japanese ground losses:
177 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 15 (5 destroyed, 10 disabled)

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Mississippi
BB Mississippi firing at Mili Naval Fortress
Mili Naval Fortress firing at BB Mississippi
Mili Naval Fortress firing at BB Idaho
BB Idaho firing at Mili Naval Fortress
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The 15in CD guns took out 2 x 20mm AA guns and reduced the crew experience on the Mississippi, but obviously came off worse overall.



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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/6/2012 12:42:04 PM   
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Interesting that while you've conceded territory he has not really filled it and pushed forward more. Your emphasis on the air must be having some effect to deter his plans. Such an interesting game ad I'm curious to see how it develops.

I see you're building the Shinano. With your emphasis on the air war this surprises me, as it's such an expensive CV for the benefit it gives. You could build a very large number of planes for the amount of HI it takes to build that CV. The late war CV/CVE also might cost more than they will benefit by the time you get them.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/7/2012 4:11:44 PM   
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I think he's just very risk averse.

The Shinano is a Taiho class in Scen 2 ...

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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/7/2012 7:04:22 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Captain Cruft

I think he's just very risk averse.

The Shinano is a Taiho class in Scen 2 ...


My bad! I've been playing Scenario 1 for so long I forgot about that! Yes, but all means that is necessary.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/20/2012 6:07:42 PM   
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The careful Allied reduction of the perimeter continues. Pegu airfield is closed and I am losing a lot of Tojos to his massed fighters.

Over in the Marshalls the Mili Fortress is just about completely disabled. However, there is one bright spot. The first Type 91 torpedo was delivered at night into a worthy target. Moonlight was at 92%.

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Night Air attack on TF, near Mili at 136,121

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
BB Idaho, Torpedo hits 1

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

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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/20/2012 6:36:07 PM   
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The Score ...




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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/20/2012 6:43:41 PM   
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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/20/2012 6:45:40 PM   
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Aircraft Production




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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/20/2012 6:47:53 PM   
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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/20/2012 6:51:18 PM   
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Barges training up at Nanking, 180 of them.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/20/2012 6:54:13 PM   
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I have shipped a division in to Brunei to protect the fuel.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/20/2012 6:57:19 PM   
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The fuel stockpile at Port Arthur is now seriously depleted. This is probably because I have aggressively expanded HI throughout China.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/20/2012 6:59:30 PM   
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Ditto the resource stockpile at Keijo, and likely for the same reason.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/20/2012 7:04:58 PM   
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These guys have recently successfully delivered a bomb into a Canadian corvette at Attu Island.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/20/2012 7:06:12 PM   
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Paramushiro-Jima itself.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/20/2012 7:12:03 PM   
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At Hakodate, the KB awaits its opportunity.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/20/2012 7:15:16 PM   
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Meanwhile the Akagi & Kaga are merely keeping the Shimakaze DDs company at Kure.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/20/2012 7:17:40 PM   
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The CVEs are in reserve at Babeldoab.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/20/2012 7:19:06 PM   
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While the bulk of the more modern surface fleet is at Guam.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/21/2012 4:32:42 PM   
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Another torp finds its mark. 100% moonlight this time ...

The Mili Fortress has virtually ceased to exist.

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Night Air attack on TF, near Mili at 136,121

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 9 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico
BB Colorado, Torpedo hits 1

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

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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/24/2012 3:56:12 PM   
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Emilies can see better in the daytime it seems. Note how they fly under the CAP with ease :-)

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makin at 136,125

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
H8K2 Emily x 6

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2 Emily: 5 damaged
H8K2 Emily: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Russell
BB Mississippi, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x H8K2 Emily launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VMF-124 with F4U-1 Corsair (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 36800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes

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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/26/2012 12:07:39 AM   
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Emilies strike again ... Flying out of Ebadon now as mentioned much earlier.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ocean Island at 130,130

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
H8K2 Emily x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2 Emily: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
AM Oriole, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LST-19, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x H8K2 Emily launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/27/2012 12:50:04 AM   
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Again :-)

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makin at 136,125

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
H8K2 Emily x 2

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2 Emily: 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Idaho, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x H8K2 Emily launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VMF-124 with F4U-1 Corsair (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VMF-214 with F4U-1 Corsair (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 22000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes

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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/27/2012 12:52:17 AM   
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How do you keep motivated? Your opponent appears to have done next to nothing all game.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft Scen 2 PBEM (Japan) - 10/27/2012 2:50:03 AM   
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He has not done nothing, far from it. I don't report everything, and he is constantly chipping away at the edges of my temporary Empire.

Consider how you would play against an augmented Japan that is operating on a "uber-defensive" basis? If you are risk averse, which is exactly how the Allies were in reality, it makes life difficult.

Both of us are enjoying the game immensely. Personally I think it makes a great contrast to the usual 6 month pointless spoogefest that seems to comprise most PBEM games. This will go the distance.

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