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Surface combat - Can you spot the mistake? - 11/5/2012 6:35:11 PM   
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Situation: Big fat target and an undetected cruiser force, trained in night combat...

What is wrong with this picture?




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RE: Surface combat - Can you spot the mistake? - 11/5/2012 6:36:34 PM   
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The taskforce assigned to make a night attack towards Prt. Moresby and out of the way to Darwin during the day phase..






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RE: Surface combat - Can you spot the mistake? - 11/5/2012 6:49:40 PM   
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You are using a waypoint, did you set the TF to return via waypoints??

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RE: Surface combat - Can you spot the mistake? - 11/5/2012 6:51:17 PM   
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...oh no wait. Full Refuel??

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RE: Surface combat - Can you spot the mistake? - 11/5/2012 6:51:39 PM   
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No, I didnt set it to return - it was set to retire (to Darwin).

I can say that the end result of this mistake was a few cruisers and a destroyer lost..

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RE: Surface combat - Can you spot the mistake? - 11/5/2012 6:54:06 PM   
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Along these lines, what are your 'threat' settings?

I assume that it intercepted the transport TF at sea several times, or 'reacted' at max =6 range, used up its movement and was then set upon in the am by KB?

Personally, I avoid max react settings in my SCTFs.

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RE: Surface combat - Can you spot the mistake? - 11/5/2012 6:56:45 PM   
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No reaction by the TF, although that could have been an issue. Usually if not set to patrol I don't have problems with reacting.

(ships didn't collide either)

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RE: Surface combat - Can you spot the mistake? - 11/5/2012 6:59:15 PM   
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I assume that your TF went 4 hexes in the night naval movement phase, and then in the day naval movement phase it went to Port Moseby. That is what I would have expected given the orders I see.

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RE: Surface combat - Can you spot the mistake? - 11/5/2012 7:03:09 PM   
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OK, you're teasing us now.

Show us the screenshot of your 'threat' and waypoints page.

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RE: Surface combat - Can you spot the mistake? - 11/5/2012 7:07:48 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Dan Nichols

I assume that your TF went 4 hexes in the night naval movement phase, and then in the day naval movement phase it went to Port Moseby. That is what I would have expected given the orders I see.


Yep thats it, I realised after reviewing my orders today (after combat results) that it was wrong.. Thought I post it up here to give others a chance to prevent it..

Good news is that I tore the convoy a new one, bad news is my surface force got pommeled by LBA Rabaul and KB at 7 hexes range...

The waypoint screwed over even worse as Canberra got attacked by a submarine and took two torpedoes in that exact hex...

A little bit frustrating that you can't alter course of your taskforce though. I set the waypoint thinking that it would alter the course to "chase" the transport into Moresby.. Should have just guessed its course directly towards Moresby and added 3 hexes for a slow moving taskforce.

It might have not intercepted but I would at least have an intact force..





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RE: Surface combat - Can you spot the mistake? - 11/5/2012 10:45:12 PM   
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I would have set the destination and home port to be Darwin with about the same way point you had. Probably one hex outside of PM.
That would have let the SCTF retreat towards Darwin and it should have been out of range and still hit the transport TF.

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RE: Surface combat - Can you spot the mistake? - 11/6/2012 1:29:22 AM   
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Yikes, being pommeled sounds even worse than being pummeled.

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RE: Surface combat - Can you spot the mistake? - 11/6/2012 2:06:10 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cribtop

Yikes, being pommeled sounds even worse than being pummeled.

I believe this is what he was referring to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYfX8kMmCSM

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