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End of game. MrKane(J) vs GreyJoy(A) - 7/27/2013 5:44:14 PM   
MrKane


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Hi all,

I am not starting real AAR here due lack of time and lack of proper skills in written English.
But I will try to put here some interesting events here.

Background:
General strategic situation up to now was not very optimistic. My opponent by first 8 months was all of time hiding and running. Without chance to find his force I could not inflict any serious blow to his navy. After unsuccessful India adventure frustration on my side goes really high. Situation has change at August when GreyJoy made decision that he is ready to strike back, hit & run tactics but still his navy goes out of shadows. I am sure more detail can be founded in my opponent AAR, he always make great AARs.

Preparation:
At that point I operation "Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan-1" has started. Plan was simply bait his carries by sending very bad organized invasion fleet to Tabiteuea.
Plan was good, up to now he always use every opportunity to attack easy target. Convoy was protected by 3 CVL and 2 BB to force respond with his flattops. When KB-1 & KB-2 was waiting at south Salomon's Islands. But trap did not work due lack cooperation on Allied side. Then my recon notice CVTF + 2 SCTF entering Gulf of Carpentaria.
Plan "Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan-1" was change to plan "Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan-2". I have moved to Dili 36 Zeros, 45 Kate, 36 Betty and 135 Zeros, 45 Nelly, 36 Betty to Kai-einlanden to block his escape to north. Next 72 Zeros + 36 Betty to Umboi Island. KB-1,KB-2,KB-2 + 2 x SCTF (each 4 CA + some DD ) to Great Reef just outside his recon planes range.


Battle of Cooktown :

Day 1:
Generally his fleet was sitting around Horn Island, my LBA did some noise by putting one torpedo into Hornet hull.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,128

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
G4M1 Betty x 22

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 48

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 11 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Raleigh

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,128

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 104 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 46
G4M1 Betty x 29

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 38

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 7 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged


Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Hull
CL Raleigh
xAK Peshawur
DD Reid
CL Detroit

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 87,128

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 47
G3M2 Nell x 36

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 58

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 16 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Hornet, Torpedo hits 1
CV Yorktown

Day 2:
Still making noise and cleaning sky over Horn Island.

Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 28

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 6 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Day 3:
Silent before storm. Recons flights report CVTF + SCTF south of Horn Island heading south.
KB moved to intercepting position.



Day 4:
I have send forward 2 SCTF at full speed to engage his SCTF and make some distruption in his fleet. KB make full speed move to strike position 5 hex east of Cooktown.
At night 2 Allied SCTF opend fire at Port Moresby:



TF 274 encounters mine field at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Ships
DD Henley, Mine hits 1, on fire

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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 52 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 44 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-15-II Babs: 27 damaged
Ki-15-II Babs: 1 destroyed on ground
G4M1 Betty: 54 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed on ground
A6M2 Zero: 24 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
C5M2 Babs: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Helena
CL St. Louis
DD Craven
DD Ralph Talbot
DD Mugford
DD Bagley

Japanese ground losses:
296 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 77
Port hits 28
Port supply hits 6

CL Helena firing at Port Moresby
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for CL St. Louis
CL St. Louis firing at Port Moresby
DD Craven firing at Port Moresby
DD Ralph Talbot firing at Port Moresby
DD Mugford firing at Port Moresby
DD Bagley firing at Port Moresby


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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-15-II Babs: 1 damaged
C5M2 Babs: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M2 Zero: 6 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Detroit
CL Raleigh
DD Stuart
DD Hull
DD Dewey
DD Farragut
DD Tucker
DD Reid

Japanese ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 8
Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1

CL Detroit firing at Port Moresby
CL Raleigh firing at Port Moresby
DD Stuart firing at Port Moresby
DD Hull firing at Port Moresby
DD Dewey firing at Port Moresby
DD Farragut firing at Port Moresby
DD Tucker firing at Port Moresby
DD Reid firing at Port Moresby

Losses are minimal.

So he sent his Carrier cover to bombard PM.
As result RADM Shimmamoto funded his CVTF unguarded at morning.


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cooktown at 95,135, Range 26,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 17 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 14 destroyed
SBD-2 Dauntless: 10 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 12 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko, Shell hits 3
CA Haguro, Shell hits 1, on fire
CA Nachi
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 10
DD Hamakaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Arashio, Shell hits 4
DD Natsugumo
DD Yamagumo, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Minegumo, Shell hits 2
DD Asagumo, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
DD Arare, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
CV Yorktown
CV Hornet, Shell hits 38, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CV Wasp, Shell hits 2
CA Portland, Shell hits 3, on fire
CA Indianapolis
CA Northampton
CLAA Atlanta, Shell hits 1, on fire
CLAA San Diego, Shell hits 6, on fire
CLAA San Juan, Shell hits 6, on fire
DD Aaron Ward, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
DD Laffey
DD Duncan, Shell hits 1
DD Woodworth
DD Bancroft, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Sims, Shell hits 2
DD Mustin, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Russell, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
DD O'Brien, Shell hits 1
DD Walke, Shell hits 1
DD Morris
DD Aylwin, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Monaghan, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 26,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CV Hornet at 26,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CV Hornet at 26,000 yards
CA Northampton engages CA Ashigara at 26,000 yards
CA Portland engages CA Ashigara at 26,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CLAA San Juan at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Hornet at 24,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Hornet at 24,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CV Hornet at 24,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Northampton at 24,000 yards
CA Indianapolis engages CA Ashigara at 24,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Mustin at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Hornet at 20,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Hornet at 20,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Yorktown at 20,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CV Hornet at 20,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Indianapolis at 20,000 yards
DD Arare engages DD Mustin at 20,000 yards
CLAA San Juan engages CA Ashigara at 20,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Bancroft at 20,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Natsugumo at 20,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Mustin at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Hornet at 17,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CV Hornet at 17,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Northampton at 17,000 yards
CA Indianapolis engages DD Kasumi at 17,000 yards
DD Walke engages DD Arare at 17,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages DD Duncan at 17,000 yards
CLAA San Diego engages DD Minegumo at 17,000 yards
DD Walke engages DD Yamagumo at 17,000 yards
DD Monaghan engages DD Minegumo at 17,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Aylwin at 17,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Mustin at 17,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Walke at 17,000 yards
DD Russell engages DD Yamagumo at 17,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Mustin at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Wasp at 16,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CV Hornet at 16,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CLAA San Juan at 16,000 yards
DD Russell engages DD Kasumi at 16,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Portland at 16,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Asagumo at 16,000 yards
CLAA San Diego engages CA Ashigara at 16,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Duncan at 16,000 yards
DD Monaghan engages DD Kasumi at 16,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Aylwin at 16,000 yards
DD Monaghan engages DD Hamakaze at 16,000 yards
DD Walke engages DD Hamakaze at 16,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Bancroft at 16,000 yards
DD Arare engages DD Duncan at 16,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Laffey at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Hornet at 15,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Hornet at 15,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CV Yorktown at 15,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CV Hornet at 15,000 yards
DD Monaghan engages DD Kasumi at 15,000 yards
DD Arare engages CA Portland at 15,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CLAA San Juan at 15,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Aylwin at 15,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Russell at 15,000 yards
DD Kasumi engages DD Monaghan at 15,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Aylwin at 15,000 yards
DD Arare engages DD Morris at 15,000 yards
DD Walke engages DD Hamakaze at 15,000 yards
DD Russell engages DD Minegumo at 15,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Mustin at 15,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Bancroft at 15,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Woodworth at 15,000 yards
DD Arare engages DD Laffey at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Wasp at 13,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CV Hornet at 13,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CV Hornet at 13,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CLAA San Juan at 13,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Indianapolis at 13,000 yards
DD Aylwin engages DD Arare at 13,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CLAA San Juan at 13,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Monaghan at 13,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Walke at 13,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD Monaghan at 13,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Laffey at 13,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Morris at 13,000 yards
DD O'Brien engages DD Hamakaze at 13,000 yards
DD Arare engages DD Russell at 13,000 yards
DD Mustin engages DD Minegumo at 13,000 yards
DD Laffey engages DD Hamakaze at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Hornet at 10,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Hornet at 10,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CV Hornet at 10,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CV Hornet at 10,000 yards
CA Indianapolis engages CA Ashigara at 10,000 yards
DD Arare engages DD Duncan at 10,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages CLAA San Juan at 10,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Aylwin at 10,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Russell at 10,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Monaghan at 10,000 yards
DD Aylwin engages DD Yamagumo at 10,000 yards
DD Monaghan engages DD Hamakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Arare engages DD O'Brien at 10,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Arashio at 10,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Aaron Ward at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Wasp at 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CV Hornet at 6,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CV Hornet at 6,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Northampton at 6,000 yards
DD Kasumi engages DD Monaghan at 6,000 yards
DD Arare engages DD Aaron Ward at 6,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages DD Monaghan at 6,000 yards
CLAA San Diego engages CA Ashigara at 6,000 yards
DD Mustin engages DD Yamagumo at 6,000 yards
DD Kasumi engages DD Monaghan at 6,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages DD Aylwin at 6,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Hamakaze at 6,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages DD Walke at 6,000 yards
DD Mustin engages DD Minegumo at 6,000 yards
DD Sims engages DD Yamagumo at 6,000 yards
DD Kasumi engages DD Bancroft at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Hornet at 10,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Hornet at 10,000 yards
CA Portland engages CA Haguro at 10,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CV Hornet at 10,000 yards
CA Indianapolis engages CA Ashigara at 10,000 yards
DD Arare engages DD Bancroft at 10,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages DD Bancroft at 10,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CLAA San Diego at 10,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Mustin at 10,000 yards
DD Monaghan sunk by DD Natsugumo at 10,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Aylwin at 10,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Walke at 10,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Walke at 10,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages DD Mustin at 10,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Natsugumo at 10,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Woodworth at 10,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages DD Duncan at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Hornet at 12,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CV Hornet at 12,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CV Yorktown at 12,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CV Hornet at 12,000 yards
DD Kasumi engages DD Laffey at 12,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Arare at 12,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CLAA San Juan at 12,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CLAA San Diego at 12,000 yards
CLAA Atlanta engages CA Ashigara at 12,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD Aylwin at 12,000 yards
DD Morris engages DD Minegumo at 12,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Aylwin at 12,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages DD O'Brien at 12,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Russell at 12,000 yards
DD Mustin engages DD Arashio at 12,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Asagumo at 12,000 yards
DD Kasumi engages DD Woodworth at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CV Hornet at 11,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CV Hornet at 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Northampton at 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Indianapolis at 11,000 yards
CA Portland engages CA Ashigara at 11,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages DD Bancroft at 11,000 yards
CLAA Atlanta engages CA Ashigara at 11,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD Mustin at 11,000 yards
DD Morris engages DD Arashio at 11,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Walke at 11,000 yards
DD Russell engages DD Kasumi at 11,000 yards
DD Kasumi engages DD Mustin at 11,000 yards
DD Kasumi engages DD Sims at 11,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Bancroft at 11,000 yards
DD Arare engages DD Woodworth at 11,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Aaron Ward at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CV Hornet at 10,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CV Hornet at 10,000 yards
DD Mustin engages DD Arare at 10,000 yards
CLAA San Juan engages DD Asagumo at 10,000 yards
CLAA San Diego engages CA Ashigara at 10,000 yards
CLAA Atlanta engages CA Ashigara at 10,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Aylwin at 10,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Morris at 10,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Walke at 10,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD O'Brien at 10,000 yards
DD Russell engages DD Asagumo at 10,000 yards
DD Mustin engages DD Minegumo at 10,000 yards
DD Sims engages DD Asagumo at 10,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Woodworth at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CV Wasp , CV Hornet , CV Yorktown screened from combat
- escorted by DD Aylwin , DD Morris , DD Walke ,
DD O'Brien , DD Russell , DD Mustin ,
DD Sims , DD Bancroft , DD Woodworth ,
DD Duncan , DD Laffey
Ammo storage explosion on CV Hornet
CV Hornet sunk by CA Nachi at 6,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CLAA San Juan at 6,000 yards
DD Kasumi engages DD Aaron Ward at 6,000 yards
CLAA Atlanta engages DD Arare at 6,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Aaron Ward at 6,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Yamagumo at 6,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD Aaron Ward at 6,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Aaron Ward at 6,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Hamakaze at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CV Wasp , CV Yorktown screened from combat
- escorted by DD Aylwin , DD Morris , DD Walke ,
DD O'Brien , DD Russell , DD Mustin ,
DD Sims , DD Bancroft , DD Woodworth ,
DD Duncan , DD Laffey , DD Aaron Ward
CLAA San Diego engages CA Ashigara at 5,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CA Indianapolis at 5,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CV Yorktown at 5,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CV Yorktown at 5,000 yards
CLAA San Diego engages CA Haguro at 5,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CLAA Atlanta at 5,000 yards
CA Indianapolis engages DD Asagumo at 5,000 yards
CA Portland engages DD Minegumo at 5,000 yards
CA Indianapolis engages DD Natsugumo at 5,000 yards
CLAA San Diego engages DD Arashio at 5,000 yards
CA Portland engages DD Hamakaze at 5,000 yards
Task forces break off...


Then time for KB comes ...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Cooktown at 95,137

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 39
A6M5 Zero x 69
B5N2 Kate x 70
D3A1 Val x 89

Allied aircraft
no flights


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 8 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 4 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 24 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 22 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 13 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Indianapolis, Bomb hits 3
CV Wasp, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
CV Yorktown, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CLAA San Diego, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Bancroft, on fire
CLAA San Juan, on fire
DD Laffey, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Woodworth
CA Portland, on fire
CLAA Atlanta, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
DD O'Brien, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Sims
CA Northampton, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires
DD Morris, Bomb hits 1
DD Aaron Ward, heavy fires
DD Mustin, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
14 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
14 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
15 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..
Fuel storage explosion on CV Wasp
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Yorktown
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CLAA Atlanta
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Wasp
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Mustin



And his response ...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Cooktown at 97,136

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 58
A6M5 Zero x 100

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 27
SBD-3 Dauntless x 34
TBF-1 Avenger x 14

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 8 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 22 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 destroyed by flak
TBF-1 Avenger: 9 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Hiryu
CV Akagi

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ominato Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers

Then lets bomb something ...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Cairns at 93,139

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
D3A1 Val x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Raleigh, Bomb hits 1
CL Detroit, Bomb hits 1
DD Stuart, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Cairns at 92,139

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CL St. Louis
DD Ralph Talbot, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Portland Roads at 93,133

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 8
D3A1 Val x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Henley, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Dunlap, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Dunlap
Massive explosion on DD Dunlap


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cooktown at 95,137

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 39
A6M5 Zero x 51
B5N2 Kate x 50
D3A1 Val x 84

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 3 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Aaron Ward, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
CLAA Atlanta, on fire
CV Yorktown, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Portland
DD Walke, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Woodworth
CLAA San Diego, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Sims
DD O'Brien, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Aylwin, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Bancroft
DD Morris, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Indianapolis, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CA Northampton, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CLAA San Juan, on fire
DD Duncan

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
14 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
18 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Yorktown
Magazine explodes on DD Aaron Ward
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Aaron Ward
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring an Allied CLAA
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Walke
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Aylwin


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cairns at 93,139

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 20
D3A1 Val x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Detroit, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Hull, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Reid
CL Raleigh

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Detroit
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Hull


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cairns at 92,139

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
B5N2 Kate x 14

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CL Helena, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Portland Roads at 93,133

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
D3A1 Val x 21

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Henley, Bomb hits 9, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Henley


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cooktown at 95,137

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 15

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 4 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Yorktown, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Sims
DD O'Brien, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Morris, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CLAA San Diego, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

Fuel storage explosion on CV Yorktown


Day 5:
is coming ...






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In other words, Banzai!

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Wow!

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Zounds! That is painful to read for an AFB.

His surface ecorts for the CV's were very capable but they had trouble getting firing solutions and the task force was too large and clumsy.

I would say the surprise was complete. Damned impressive your surface group managed to end up in a daytime battle with his CV's. Did you pick the right hex or did they react? Also a damned impressive and quite elaborate trap.

I take it this was around August '42?

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Yes it is 20 Aug 42. Both my SCTF got orders to take course to his current position by the waypoint 6 hex south of it. CVTS speed was 6 hex per turn due damaged Hornet. Main problem for Allies was Hornet speed. So generally speaking he comes to me. His CVTF was trying break off, but due Hornet speed it fail, until my ships run out of ammo.

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Interesting demonstration of why an even lightly to moderately damaged ship in a task force can be a liability.

Also a good demonstration of why a surface group escorting CV's is a good idea if you have the resources and there is any chance of enemy SCTF's closing range. Also, grouping all the CV's in that huge TF (22 ships) didn't turn out so well and is of marginal value for AAA fire.

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Hello, Mr. Kane.  Good job on the trap.  I'm sure GreyJoy is down in the dumps over this.

By the way, my wife and youngest son are in Poland right now.  They arrived yesterday for visits to Warsaw, Plock and Lodz.

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Also, that was an absolutely Death Star CAP over the Jap carriers.

You completley obliterated his well coordinated strike with 27 F4F's, 34 SBD's and 14 TBF.

Poor GreyJoy probably needed a half bottle of Chianti after that.

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JFB dream version of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

Well done!!!!

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Thanks.

Cap Mandrake: I am sure he has bottle of Chianti right now. He is attending weeding party tonight. :)

Canoerebel: Hope they will like Poland and enjoy visit.

I am not good artist by here situation map.




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Lots of zig-zagging

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You don't, ever, ever, ever put carriers with that amount of sea room.

However tempting the prize, if you've not got multiple escape routes, you have problems

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(Just a note, I am also playing Mr. McKane who is an excellent opponent).

Remind me not do to what greyjoy did!!

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And congratulations!!

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After trying to teach John 3rd about AE mechanics by playing G'canal scenario years ago, I learned to have a good SC TF with my Allied CVs. I lost two with a third CV heavily damaged as a series of SC TF got to my CVs. This is another example of why I want Force Z to survive. At least the two big guys.

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Nice shootin' Tex. Can't wait to read GreyJoy's mea culpa too.

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BTW, MrKane, your written English is plenty good. If you would like to go with the AAR I'm sure lots of us would enjoy reading it.

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BTW, check out the free program paint.net (found at http://www.getpaint.net/) for editing map screen captures. It makes doing all the basic stuff like adding arrows and text really easy (just add them in a different layer from the map, then merge the layers when you are ready to save the file for posting). Just ask if you need help getting started with it.




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quote:

ORIGINAL: JeffK

Lots of zig-zagging


Indeed! Mr. Kane, you might want to cut down on the espresso a bit.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Encircled

You don't, ever, ever, ever put carriers with that amount of sea room.

However tempting the prize, if you've not got multiple escape routes, you have problems



No kidding. I didn't realize his carriers were all the way over in the Gulf of Carpenteria. They were well and truly borked if they lost a battle....

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quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

BTW, MrKane, your written English is plenty good. If you would like to go with the AAR I'm sure lots of us would enjoy reading it.



Yes, I understood everything you said. Of course, we don't know if it took you 3 hrs with a dictionary in your lap.

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Day 5:
pursuit ...

at first surface and subs ...


Night Time Surface Combat, near Cooktown at 96,137, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Kirishima
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
DD Yugiri, Shell hits 1
DD Amagiri
DD Oboro
DD Akebono

Allied Ships
DD Duncan, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
DD Woodworth, Shell hits 1
DD Sims

Improved night sighting under 75% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 75% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Duncan at 11,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Duncan at 11,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Duncan at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Duncan at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Duncan at 11,000 yards
DD Duncan engages DD Amagiri at 11,000 yards
DD Yugiri engages DD Duncan at 11,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Duncan at 11,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Duncan at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Duncan at 11,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Duncan at 11,000 yards
DD Yugiri engages DD Duncan at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Sims at 8,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Duncan at 8,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Duncan at 8,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Duncan at 8,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Duncan at 8,000 yards
DD Yugiri engages DD Sims at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Sims at 7,000 yards
DD Duncan engages BB Haruna at 7,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Duncan at 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Duncan at 7,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Sims at 7,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Duncan at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Sims at 9,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Woodworth at 9,000 yards
DD Duncan sunk by BB Kongo at 9,000 yards
DD Woodworth engages DD Akebono at 9,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Woodworth at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Palm Island at 95,142

Japanese Ships
SS RO-106

Allied Ships
CL Helena
DD Mugford
DD Craven

SS RO-106 launches 4 torpedoes at CL Helena
DD Craven fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Craven fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 92,140, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Takao
CA Atago
CA Maya
CA Chokai
DD Nowaki
DD Arashi
DD Hagikaze
DD Asashio
DD Oshio
DD Michishio

Allied Ships
AM Wollongong, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
AM Townsville, Shell hits 6, and is sunk

Improved night sighting under 75% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 75% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CA Chokai engages AM Wollongong at 11,000 yards
CA Maya engages AM Wollongong at 11,000 yards
AM Wollongong sunk by DD Oshio at 11,000 yards
CA Maya engages AM Townsville at 11,000 yards
CA Maya engages AM Townsville at 11,000 yards
DD Oshio engages AM Townsville at 11,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages AM Townsville at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Chokai engages AM Townsville at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CA Maya engages AM Townsville at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
AM Townsville sunk by CA Chokai at 7,000 yards
AM Townsville sunk by CA Chokai at 7,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Sub attack near Palm Island at 94,143

Japanese Ships
SS RO-103

Allied Ships
CL Helena
DD Craven

SS RO-103 launches 4 torpedoes at CL Helena
DD Craven fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Craven fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Craven fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Tavoy at 52,58

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 3
SC Ch 7
SC Ch 9
SC Ch 8

Allied Ships
SS S-39, hits 1

SS S-39 launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 3
S-39 diving deep ....
SC Ch 9 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 9 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 9 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 9 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 9 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 97,141, Range 26,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu
CV Shokaku
CV Zuikaku
BB Hiei
DD Yugumo
DD Kazegumo
DD Makigumo
DD Makinami
DD Takanami
DD Naganami
DD Akatsuki
DD Tatsuyuke
DD Uruyuke

Allied Ships
CLAA Atlanta
CLAA San Juan
DD Bancroft
DD Russell

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 26,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 97,141, Range 28,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Hiryu
CV Akagi
CS Nisshin
CL Oyodo
DD Arikaze
DD Takakaze
DD Satsukaze
DD Hikokaze
DD Susukaze
DD Ishikaze

Allied Ships
DD Woodworth
DD Sims

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 22,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
CV Akagi , CV Hiryu screened from combat
- escorted by DD Susukaze
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 93,139, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Shell hits 1
BB Haruna, Shell hits 2
BB Kirishima
CA Tone
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 1
DD Yugiri
DD Amagiri, Shell hits 1
DD Oboro, Shell hits 1
DD Akebono, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Farragut, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
DD Dewey, Shell hits 8, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Farragut at 24,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Farragut at 24,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Farragut at 24,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Farragut at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Dewey at 17,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Farragut at 17,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Farragut at 17,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Dewey at 17,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Oboro at 17,000 yards
Hunter, G. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 16,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Dewey at 16,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Farragut at 16,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Farragut at 16,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Farragut at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Farragut at 17,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Farragut at 17,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Farragut at 17,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Farragut at 17,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Akebono at 17,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Dewey at 17,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Dewey at 17,000 yards
Hunter, G. orders Allied TF to disengage
BB Kirishima engages DD Farragut at 17,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Farragut at 17,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Farragut at 17,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Farragut at 17,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Dewey at 17,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Dewey at 17,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Oboro at 17,000 yards
DD Dewey engages DD Amagiri at 17,000 yards
DD Yugiri engages DD Dewey at 17,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Farragut at 17,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Farragut at 17,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Farragut at 17,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Amagiri at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Farragut at 19,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Farragut at 19,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Farragut at 19,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Farragut at 19,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Oboro at 19,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Farragut at 19,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Farragut at 19,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Farragut at 19,000 yards
DD Yugiri engages DD Dewey at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
DD Farragut sunk by BB Kirishima at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Dewey at 17,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Dewey at 17,000 yards
DD Dewey engages DD Akebono at 17,000 yards
DD Dewey engages DD Amagiri at 17,000 yards
DD Dewey engages DD Yugiri at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Dewey at 15,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Dewey at 15,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Dewey at 15,000 yards
DD Dewey engages DD Oboro at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Dewey at 12,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Dewey at 12,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Dewey at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Yugiri engages DD Dewey at 9,000 yards
DD Dewey engages BB Kongo at 9,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Dewey at 9,000 yards
DD Dewey sunk by CA Tone at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 92,140, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Kirishima
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
DD Yugiri
DD Amagiri
DD Oboro
DD Akebono, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Stuart, Shell hits 4, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Stuart at 21,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Stuart at 21,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Stuart at 21,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Stuart at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Stuart at 20,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Stuart at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
DD Stuart sunk by BB Haruna at 15,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


Then sun come out and bombing started ....


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bowen at 94,147

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 48
B5N2 Kate x 26
D3A1 Val x 47

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL St. Louis, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires
DD Bagley
DD Craven, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Mugford
CL Helena

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL St. Louis


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bowen at 95,148

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 17
B5N2 Kate x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CL Detroit
DD Reid

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Cooktown at 93,137

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 10
D3A1 Val x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CA Indianapolis, Bomb hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring an Allied AV


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Townsville at 98,144

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 10
B5N2 Kate x 14

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Woodworth, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires
DD Sims

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Massive explosion on DD Woodworth
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Woodworth


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Townsville at 92,144

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
D3A1 Val x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Mulubinda, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Mulubinda

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bowen at 95,148

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 38
D3A1 Val x 45

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Detroit, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Reid, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CL Raleigh, Bomb hits 7, on fire
DD Tucker, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Raleigh
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Detroit
Magazine explodes on DD Tucker

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bowen at 94,147

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 10
B5N2 Kate x 18
D3A1 Val x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL St. Louis, on fire
CL Helena, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Bagley, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
DD Mugford

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Helena
Magazine explodes on DD Bagley
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Bagley


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Townsville at 98,144

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 50 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
B5N2 Kate x 25
D3A1 Val x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Sims
DD Woodworth, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
11 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Woodworth


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bowen at 93,147

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
D3A1 Val x 21

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AM Deloraine, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
AM Cairns, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AM Deloraine
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AM Cairns


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bowen at 95,148

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 7
B5N2 Kate x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CL Raleigh, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palm Island at 98,143

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 15
B5N2 Kate x 12
D3A1 Val x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CLAA San Juan, Bomb hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CLAA Atlanta, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Russell, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Bancroft

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Sub attack near Townsville at 98,144

Japanese Ships
SS RO-34, hits 3

Allied Ships
DD Sims

SS RO-34 launches 4 torpedoes
DD Sims attacking submerged sub ....
DD Sims fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sims fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sims fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sims fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

I have fuel only to pursuit his ships only one more day
KB-3 (3 CVL + escort) has already returned for refueling


Day 6: there will not be day six :(

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RE: It is a trap. MrKane(J) vs GreyJoy(A) (not for Grey... - 7/28/2013 8:01:00 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake


quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

BTW, MrKane, your written English is plenty good. If you would like to go with the AAR I'm sure lots of us would enjoy reading it.



Yes, I understood everything you said. Of course, we don't know if it took you 3 hrs with a dictionary in your lap.


Thanks guys. Usually I just need to check my text by web dict ( 5 min ). I have already passed phase "3h with dictionary in my lap".

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RE: It is a trap. MrKane(J) vs GreyJoy(A) (not for Grey... - 7/28/2013 8:22:46 PM   
Cpt Sherwood

 

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I can guarantee you that your English is much better than most of our Polish is.

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RE: It is a trap. MrKane(J) vs GreyJoy(A) (not for Grey... - 7/28/2013 8:57:08 PM   
Cap Mandrake


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quote:

ORIGINAL: MrKane

Day 5:
pursuit ...


Well there goes the other half of the case of Chianti for GreyJoy. He ends up with a daytime intercept of the Jap carriers but he is out of ammo.

The thing about AE is you can't fire anyone when there is a disaster like this.

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RE: It is a trap. MrKane(J) vs GreyJoy(A) (not for Grey... - 7/28/2013 9:00:34 PM   
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What about those pesky staff flunkies that inhabit your command?

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RE: It is a trap. MrKane(J) vs GreyJoy(A) (not for Grey... - 7/28/2013 9:27:23 PM   
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Let's try to summarize ( I do not know how accurate it is but all I have are my commanders & pilots reports)

Jap Losses:
~airframes
a few ships need one or two week sit in drydock
a lot of fuel :(

Allied Losses:
3 full carriers loads of airframes (I am sure that some pilots either)
3 CV ( Yorktown, Hornet, Wasp )
1 CA (Portland)
3 CL (Perth, Helena, St. Louis)
3 CLAA (Atlanta, San Diego, San Juan
17 DD

And the most important, GreyJoy has lose ability to gain strategic initiative at least to 2nd half of '43.

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RE: It is a trap. MrKane(J) vs GreyJoy(A) (not for Grey... - 7/28/2013 9:29:17 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

What about those pesky staff flunkies that inhabit your command?


I am really sorry, generally I do understand words, but I am missing context to question :(

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RE: It is a trap. MrKane(J) vs GreyJoy(A) (not for Grey... - 7/28/2013 9:31:48 PM   
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Here's how I learned the one Polish word that I know.

Two years ago I was camped at Double Springs Gap Shelter high in Great Smoky Mountains Naitonal Park. Two backpackers from Nashville arrived in camp briefly, chatted on their cell phones a moment, and just as they departed, told us: "You guys are going to have company tonight. There's a group of students from Poland coming this way."

This was stimulating news to our family friend, Josh, who fluently speaks four languages and is working on many others, including Polish. He clearly relished the prospect of conversing with the students in their native tongue.

Then I had a great idea. I wanted to welcome the Polish students to the shelter in their native tongue. So I quickly turned to Josh and inquired, "What do I say?"

Josh replied, "Say, 'vye-vyorka'!"

Just a moment later, here came the Polish students filing out of the woods talking excitedly. So I stood, raised my hand, and exlaimed, "Vye-vyorka!"

They stopped dead in the their tracks with looks of consternation and uncertainty clouding their faces. So I turned to Josh. To my dismay, he was rocking back and forth laughing, with tears in his eyes.

"What did I say," I asked Josh.

He replied, "You said: 'squirrel'!"

Well, I suppose that would explain their consternation. Imagine filing out of an unfamiliar wilderness in a foreign land to be warned in your native tongue, "Squirrel!" Your first reactions would be: "What? Where? What might it do to me?"


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