From: Tate's Hell, Florida
Details gentlemen, details! Glittering generalitites about how brilliant or lucky you were is neat , but enquiring minds want to know how exactly you did it! Tactics, do's, don't, numbers used,settings selected , and any other details you can recall is pure gold! Please give!
I understand what you are asking Steve I really do, and you are right, broad strokes don't create a painting, but I feel as if I would have to ask my opponent to collaborate as I could only give half the story. And because things didn't go well for him (we mutually decided to end the game a few turns after that event) it would appear that I was grandstanding at his expense. This I would be loath to do, nor is it fair to my opponent as he played a very good and up until that point, demanding game. So I'm not sure how to proceed, and I'm not going to fall into the trap that history is always written by the victors.... Hal
No worries Hal. As your prior opponent,please feel free to discuss your tactics in that mighty carrier clash from our last game. As I remember it, I had sailed KB around the northern tip of Sumatra to try to hit the British fleet and/or shipping around Ceylon. I thought the US carriers were over in the Pacific and I would have a nice easy time of it. Unfortunately for me, Hal had brought his US carriers around Australia into the IO. RATS! Caught between the British CVs to the north and the US CVs to the south, I got myself pummeled, punted, and sunk. I don't know many carriers Hal had in the battle, but I swear at least a few of them had to be Nimitz class.