In a PBEM game and it is March '44. About to lose the Marshalls Is. I still own New Guinea from Varno West (but not for long either Most likely in the next month)
In April '44 I will get a CV (I accelerated it) plus I have two, yes two lol, that have survived so far. This brings my total carrier fleet to 3 CVs, 1 CVL, and 3 CVEs. The CVEs are mainly escorting a couple of huge tanker fleets I have moving around for ASW purposes.
So given that my planes now officially suck, but my pilots are still pretty good on the CVs, where should I make my last stand with these? I was thinking Sapian/Guam area but wanted to see if anyone have any other suggestions.
As a comparision, I fell ot of my chair laughing when Rabaul was invaded and a raid with over 500 carrier planes showed up . Considering I could get about 200 with all my remaining CVs togeather, this is no longer any where near an equal contest lol.
The Allies have lost the Yorktown, Hornet, and 8 CVEs. While I have lost 8 CVs and 6 CVLs. While not the best ratio, I sacrificed the CVs to delay occupation of New Guinea/Rabual for as long as I could. Maybe not the best plan but it seemed like a good idea at the time Of course some of the other Allied CVs were (or still are) out of service due to damage (damn those American repair parties ) as the last major CV battle we had was Oct '43.
Look forward to everyone's comments.
Am i the only one who has lost 20 allied CVs in a single air battle in mid 1944??? Seems everybody, playing the allies, is getting good kill ratio with his CVs late in the war.... Damn!