From: Mordor Illlinois
I have done it only once against a real player...in WITP Vanilla. I was a rookie playing against a VERY experienced player , and I think to some degree he badly underestimated me. It was near Noumeau , early in 1942 (I seem to recall May). I had all five CV's there , a lot of LBA , especially PBY's and CV capable aircraft (this was important). Weather was perfect over him , spotty over me , and he had no LBA support. His KB came too close and I got off a perfect "Alpha Strike" , with everyone flying , attacking , and making lots of hits. His CAP devasted my CV air groups , which went ashore , and the USMC CV types came in and mauled what was left. My old PH BB's were docked nearby , and while my CV's refueled and re-armed at a nearby island (where I had stashed my AE's and AO's), my surface ships hunted down and killed survivors. That was the luckiest action I've ever had , and never again had anything approaching it for success. The KB and all escorts , as well as an invasion group behind it were totally and absolutely annihilated, and I had three CV's damaged (which thanks to having AR's nearby , all were saved). We called the game at that point. I'll never see that again.
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