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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs SqzMyLemon (A) - 9/26/2017 4:27:47 PM   
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Wasn't it in one of your infrequent AAR posts?

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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs SqzMyLemon (A) - 9/26/2017 4:53:42 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Lokasenna


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ORIGINAL: obvert

I may have titled Loka's posts master class, but I'm not sure you could find it searching for that.

I'd search for posts around the same date as this post in my AAR. Could have been main forum or in one of his AARs. Probably the game with Bullwinkle.


Um... I don't remember. Main forum maybe. It may have been its own thread.


I found it.

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/fb.asp?m=4111634

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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs SqzMyLemon (A) - 9/26/2017 6:31:52 PM   
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I found it.

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/fb.asp?m=4111634


Thank you, well worth reading again.

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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs SqzMyLemon (A) - 9/26/2017 6:45:54 PM   
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Well, that was by no means a complete lesson. Really only a few tidbits, but if you expand on the what you learned, padawan... you can find other things to notice.

Like ASW TFs reacting.

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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs SqzMyLemon (A) - 10/1/2017 3:00:31 PM   
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April 7-15, 1944


The only action here has bee between the USN sub fleet and the convoys, escorts and ASW hunter-killer TFs in Cent Pac over the past week. The USN sinks an xAK and during the next few turns the IJN hunters score three victories against USN subs on three consecutive days. They damage another on the fourth.

I think Canoerebel may begin to change his sub patterns soon, as there are also a lot of air hits being claimed by the well trained and plentiful Japanese ASW air groups. With a lot of G3M3 Nells out there even the distant deep ocean pockets are accessible.

There is literally nothing else going on right now. It's kind of the same as when Joseph went through some spells of complete inactivity, the difference being those came usually after an acton and he moved back to reset. This feels odd too though, and seems like there may be a big hail mary move coming. If I were on the Allied side I'd want to know more about my opponent's tendencies by trying a few little things out. There is plenty up for the taking right now, CR is just declining to move in and take it.

Burma continues to restrict, with four IJA divisions pulled back into reserve, two all of the way back to Bangkok. Some smaller units that are waiting for another unit to combine into a division will also move back to what for their companion. This is inviting attack by the Allies. I'm now convinced he will not, and only wants to "show" a forward force. The plan is elsewhere.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 7, 44
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Sub attack near Chichi-jima at 120,75

Japanese Ships
xAK Kisogawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC CHa-76

Allied Ships
SS Puffer

SS Puffer launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Kisogawa Maru
SC CHa-76 fails to find sub, continues to search...

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 8, 44
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 9, 44
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 10, 44
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Sub attack near Marcus Island at 118,80

Japanese Ships
E Kanju
E Manju

Allied Ships
SS Manta

SS Manta launches 6 torpedoes at E Kanju
E Manju fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Manju fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Chichi-jima at 116,81

Japanese Ships
E Kanju
E Manju

Allied Ships
SS Raton

SS Raton is located by E Kanju
Raton diving deep ....
E Manju fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Submarine attack near Truk at 115,100

Japanese Ships
E Etoforu
E Oki

Allied Ships
SS Cero, hits 18, heavy damage

SS Cero is located by E Etoforu
E Oki fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Oki attacking submerged sub ....
E Oki attacking submerged sub ....
SS Cero forced to surface!
E Etoforu firing on surfaced sub ....
E Oki firing on surfaced sub ....
E Etoforu firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 11, 44
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Sub attack near Marcus Island at 118,80

Japanese Ships
E No.3

Allied Ships
SS Manta, hits 11

SS Manta launches 6 torpedoes at E No.3
Manta diving deep ....
E No.3 fails to find sub, continues to search...

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 12, 44
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Sub attack near Marcus Island at 117,82

Japanese Ships
E Kanju
E Manju

Allied Ships
SS Raton, hits 13, heavy damage

SS Raton launches 6 torpedoes at E Kanju
Raton diving deep ....
E Manju attacking submerged sub ....
E Manju fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Manju attacking submerged sub ....
Large oil slick appears over area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 13, 44
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 14, 44
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ASW attack near Truk at 115,100

Japanese Ships
E Oki

Allied Ships
SS Queenfish, hits 1

SS Queenfish is sighted by escort
Queenfish diving deep ....
E Oki fails to find sub, continues to search...

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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs SqzMyLemon (A) - 10/2/2017 5:15:05 PM   
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The Japanese cause just received a number of new and very much needed units. Four divisions have arrived over the past few days in the home islands. One will stay on Hokkaido. Another will be moved to Ominato to be flown anywhere needed in the north. Two others will be bought and form part of the new close in defence network.

I'd like to beef up anything in B-29 range of the HI and have a fluid reserve for important extended areas like Sumatra, Java, and Borneo. My feeling is that the Allies will aim to move deep. Canoerebel likes the "herd." I think he's seeing the benefit of strat bombing in the game with John III so it will be at or near the top of the list of priorities.

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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs SqzMyLemon (A) - 10/5/2017 1:53:58 PM   
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A few more turns of not much. Got a lot of pilots training done. Also found a lot of groups that auto-pulled pilots in with mis-matched skills o the group role. Bomber pilots in fighter groups and vice versa. With I could stop it from doing that, but if I don't do it all manually, and just want to pul 60% exp pilots into a group, it'll always pull the wrong type if the right type is not available.

Anyway. I've got a lot of time to do pilot training is what I mean to say!

I'm not only using training groups but all groups. Everything is either flying to improve experience at high CAP percentage, training another skill to increase experience in bomber and patrol pilots, or flying active missions like ASW or search. The busiest are the ASW pilots right now. I turned it all on after the Allies "dared" breach the outer borders of the Empire with their USN fleet boats, with working torpedoes now. They've had some success, but also seem to be getting damaged regularly. Once the E boats got a lock on some patrol patterns the hits started accumulating.

So now it's time to think about how to manage the forces now in play with those arriving soon, and what to send where. In addition, I'll have to decide how to manage misdirection and SIGINT confusion. I think I'll try what I've done before which includes splitting destinations between waypoints and final destinations, changing endpoints mid-route, and sometimes splitting off fragments of units to confuse about where the largest portion is located. It's important to time these effectively too. If I misdirect during a few weeks of initial unit movements, then stay quiet for a month, if he reads the SIGINT and begins to set or adjust prep, I then want to move again before units are completely ready. Loading and unloading can be really successful this way. Who knows how many things will be picked up, so setting units to loading in place, while docked uses no fuel but assumes that unit is heading out somewhere. Then unload later, and maybe the SIGINT picks that up, but maybe not.

GreyJoy was a master of this and either had a very confused unit placement or really messed with my head in his counter intelligence work.



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