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Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (8/29/2014 11:03:16 PM)


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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake


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ORIGINAL: anarchyintheuk

Now, I've got about 400 pages to read.



400? A mere trifle! That's only about 1/6th of the Affordable Care Act and the printing is WAAAAY bigger and we have rots of pictures.

Tell us you are not reading the ACA manual or your reputation is ruined! [:-]


I am pretty sure NOBODY has actually read it, even the idiots that voted for it.




witpqs -> RE: Firestarter (8/30/2014 1:18:52 AM)

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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Fewer and fewer WJD fighters now. Rangoon is no longer defended. Nagasaki poorly so. The end is nigh. Pretty soon it will be impossible to get oil in from Pusan or China.

Not to mention genuine wasabe.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (8/30/2014 10:33:11 PM)

Air losses through end of July 1943. Tojo moves to the number 2 spot.

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Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (8/30/2014 10:40:49 PM)

The main USAAF early and mid war fighters. About 1250 P-40's lost. Even 45 P-43'. We must have been desperate



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Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (8/30/2014 10:46:33 PM)

The main USAAF bombers. 200 B-24's, 280 B-17's, 300 B-25's, 160 B-26

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Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (8/30/2014 10:53:33 PM)

Wee Jap Dobber carriers. Soryu is claimed. Not so sure.

Anyone see a pattern of what kills IJN carriers?

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Disco Duck -> RE: Firestarter (8/31/2014 12:53:31 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Wee Jap Dobber carriers. Soryu is claimed. Not so sure.

Anyone see a pattern of what kills IJN carriers?

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Let me guess. What kills american Carriers is torpedoes.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (8/31/2014 1:18:47 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Disco Duck

Let me guess. What kills american Carriers is torpedoes.


Interesting thesis, sir. Shall we see?




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Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (8/31/2014 1:31:11 AM)

*********July 31, 1943(c), 30 miles east of Kanoya**********


<A crowd of dispirited Japanese civilians watch a column of victorious enemy soldiers approach.
As they draw nearer, Mr. Matsumoto, a retired wasabi farmer can no longer contain himself>


Mr. Matsumoto: Hory crap! Arried-mens arr brack!




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (8/31/2014 2:20:08 PM)

Operation Sticky Green

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Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (8/31/2014 2:29:12 PM)

**********NorPac HQ, Bihoro, Hokkaido, July 31,, 1943(c)*******

Extremely soporific Admiral Theobald leading an insufferable meeting:....right, agenda item F-III, page 46, camouflage pattern for the M5 Stuart. The two leading contenders are Zebra-12 or Georges Braque-2. Here is an example of the latter...slide please...



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Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (8/31/2014 2:47:59 PM)

Kyushu

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sprior -> RE: Firestarter (9/2/2014 3:53:13 PM)

Ramree Island shipyard ramping up repairs:



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Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (9/2/2014 4:36:24 PM)


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ORIGINAL: sprior

Ramree Island shipyard ramping up repairs:



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Resolution is sitting in 6 feet of fetid mud and the crocs are using her torpedo holes as nests. They will both miss the war but at least they did not sink.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (9/2/2014 4:40:51 PM)

*************July 31, 1943(c)***********

Some interesting action

Kyushu: As expected..DD's inbound for Kanoya. Dark night, T-storms. Good torpedo attack weather.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Tanegashima at 102,62, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Akebono
DD Ushio
DD Kisaragi

Allied Ships
PT-111
PT-251, Shell hits 1
PT-337
PT-342


This does not scare the WJD's. They dodge the subs and close on Kanoya. Of the three SCTF's, they encounter the medium TF with San Francisco as flag. To make it fair we don't use our radar.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Kanoya at 102,61, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Akebono, Shell hits 25, and is sunk
DD Ushio, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Kisaragi, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
CA San Francisco, Shell hits 1
DD Fletcher
DD Cony
DD DeHaven
DD Maury, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Conyngham, Shell hits 4, on fire

Low visibility due to Thunderstorms with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Calloway K. crosses the 'T'
DD Ushio engages CA San Francisco at 1,000 yards
DD Ushio engages DD Conyngham at 1,000 yards
DD Maury engages DD Akebono at 1,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Fletcher at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Maury sunk by DD Kisaragi at 2,000 yards
DD Ushio engages DD Conyngham at 2,000 yards






Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (9/2/2014 4:47:46 PM)

I've always liked Maury[:(]

Kisaragi escapes despite several sub intercepts and Allied planes all over place. Quite heroic effort even though no transports were damaged.




Argos -> RE: Firestarter (9/2/2014 5:30:36 PM)

Well its true once again that "...Maury is miles further down the commode than Jerry Springer"




Chickenboy -> RE: Firestarter (9/2/2014 8:01:34 PM)


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ORIGINAL: sprior

Ramree Island shipyard ramping up repairs:



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Lord Admiral, is that a red infinity sign in the column for 'days' referring to resolution's repair time at Ramree?




Disco Duck -> RE: Firestarter (9/2/2014 11:42:26 PM)

For whatever reason. Any thing in red is unreadable.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (9/3/2014 1:33:46 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Disco Duck

For whatever reason. Any thing in red is unreadable.


I think it says Resolution will be ready in 1952




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (9/3/2014 1:39:23 AM)

Okinawa: We throw together a scratch force to guard Naha. It's a marginal loss in material for us but the B-24's parked wingtip to wingtip are protected.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Naha at 95,66, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Oite
DD Urukaze, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Conway, Shell hits 14, heavy fires
DD Taylor, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DMS Hamilton
DMS Perry
DMS Wasmuth




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (9/3/2014 2:03:26 AM)

Shanghai: An S boat blows up Arare, which was probably trying trying to make Shanghai after damage yesterday.

Submarine attack near Shanghai at 96,58

Japanese Ships
DD Arare, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-36




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (9/9/2014 4:39:09 PM)

Bihoro: Never finished the previous day's battles and the courageous run of Chikuma.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Bihoro at 123,51, Range 1,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 5
DD Akizuki, Shell hits 2
DD Wakazuki

Allied Ships
CL Detroit, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Anthony, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Mustin, Shell hits 2
DD MacDonough
DD Talbot, Shell hits 1, on fire


We lost that fight. Not even close. poor performance by our DD's. A second SCTF is inbound toward Bihoro, poking its way through the sub pickets.

ASW attack near Bihoro at 124,51

Japanese Ships
DD Tachekaze

Allied Ships
SS Pargo


Nightime battle at 2000 yds. The 2 WJD DD's run into Maryland (best we had in terms of undamaged surface assets in area).

Night Time Surface Combat, near Bihoro at 123,51, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Shimakaze, Shell hits 14, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Tachekaze, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
BB Maryland, Shell hits 2
DD Hutchins, Shell hits 1
DD Frazier
DD Frankford
DD Henley


The have a giant vat of Emperor-brand kool-aide on Chikuma. Gun battle at 1000 yds. Maryland is getting long in the tooth but her guns still work and you can hardly miss at 1000 yds.
Ultimately, Chikuma gives up and makes good her escape. We do manage to catch a couple of DD's with dive bombers from Bihoro in the morning.
Chikuma survives the sub gauntlet and the airstrikes. Wee Jap Dobbers on Chikuma...wee salute you!

Night Time Surface Combat, near Bihoro at 123,51, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
DD Akizuki
DD Wakazuki

Allied Ships
BB Maryland, Shell hits 7
DD Hutchins
DD Frazier
DD Frankford, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Henley










Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (9/9/2014 4:57:52 PM)

************August 1, 1943(c)************

Hokkaido: We had to pull back our unloading transports due to lack of surface escorts.
Nothing bad Happened. We break a bunch of AK's with dive bombers and TBF's from Bihoro which is now fully operational.
Our tanks close on Sapporo, which has 15K LYB's. Surprise CAP discovered.


Morning Air attack on Utsonomiya , at 115,60

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 6
N1K1-J George x 7
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed












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Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (9/9/2014 5:04:51 PM)

Kyushu: Fighters have been withdrawn from Nagasaki. We plasterize the airfield. Kanoya airfield now fully operational. Dive bombers at Kanoya just murder enemy AK's and TK's in western Japan. We hit a couple of the retreating DD's from yesterday's battle.

First air raid over Shimenoseki oil fields with B-24's meets a pretty good CAP. The B-24's are flying from Naha and Horycrappo-jima. The airfields are not big enough so half the B-24's are grounded every day.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (9/9/2014 5:08:50 PM)

Burma: Brown jobbers capture Tavoy. It hardly seemed fair with us having horses and all. The defenders just had "Thai sticks"

Ground combat at Tavoy (54,60)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 17637 troops, 394 guns, 402 vehicles, Assault Value = 748

Defending force 2235 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 58

Allied adjusted assault: 266

Japanese adjusted defense: 34

Allied assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Tavoy !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), preparation(-), morale(-)
experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
922 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 34 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (3 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
113 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
Gardner's Horse Regiment
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
72nd British Brigade
5th Indian Division
IV Indian Corps
8th RAN Base Force
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment

Defending units:
7th RTA/B Division
42nd JNAF AF Unit




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (9/9/2014 5:11:11 PM)

Sweet Baby Jesus! Admiral Lord SPrior wants to see the Golden Temple so much I think he is going to land at Rangoon![:)]

Submarine attack near Rangoon at 53,55

Japanese Ships
SS I-172, hits 30, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CLAA Van Heemskerck
DD Arunta
AMC Pansy
AP President Adams
xAP Taroona
xAP Kedah
xAP Glenartney
xAP Hadleigh
xAP Empress ' Scotland
xAK Tricolor
xAK Umtali
xAK Matiana
xAK Itria
xAK Havildar
xAK Fultala
xAK Catrine
xAK Caithness
DD Rotherham
DD Racehorse
DD Napier
DD Jupiter




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (9/9/2014 5:21:06 PM)

QUIZ: Who here knows what a "Thai stick" is without looking it up.

HINT: It wouldn't be a very effective weapon to defend Tavoy with.

HINT #2: The sitting President would probably know what it is.[:D]




Cap Mandrake -> Put option (9/9/2014 5:58:52 PM)

***********August 1, 18:25, IJN base, Sapporo*************

<A group of IJN officers queue up in front of a non-descript warehouse building. The camera moves inside. We see a senior IJN officer talking to a white man in green eyeshades>

Captain Asahi, CO Chikuma:..What-ah about rife insurance?

Mr. Cheatham, Esq.: No go, Captain. They will never pay for an act of war or suicide. I recommend a put option with say...10:1 leverage.

Captain Asahi, CO Chikuma: Mitsubishi Iron Works?

Mr. Cheatham, Esq.: I like the way you think Captain but I suggest you invest in what you know. Hmmmm...Chikuma...August 15 expiration date.

Captain Asahi, CO Chikuma: Chikuma? But-ah what if she survive two weeks? Asahi-san roose a rot of money.

Mr. Cheatham, Esq.: <tilts head back to peer at the Captain from under his eye shades, raises his eyebrows but says nothing>

Captain Asahi, CO Chikuma: Hai! Asahi-san understand.

Mr. Cheatham, Esq.: Splendid! Shall we say $10,000 in gold, 10:1 leverage? You are first in line. You might make 20:1 on your initial investment.

Captain Asahi, CO Chikuma: Sprenid-ah!

Mr. Cheatham, Esq.: Right..beneficiaries?

Captain Asahi, CO Chikuma: Hai. Mama-san Asahi 30%. Mrs. Asahi 10%. "Kitten" from Osaka 60%

Mr. Cheatham, Esq.: Ahhh...that's sweet, a daughter.

Captain Asahi, CO Chikuma: No, dancer with big breastesses and firm buttocks.

Mr. Cheatham, Esq.: Excellent! Diversification is always a good strategy!




BBfanboy -> RE: Put option (9/9/2014 8:42:38 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Mr. Cheatham, Esq.: Ahhh...that's sweet, a daughter.

Captain Asahi, CO Chikuma: No, dancer with big breastesses and firm buttocks.

Mr. Cheatham, Esq.: Excellent! Diversification is always a good strategy!

[:D][:D][:D]
I'd like to see you explain that one next time one of your buxom patients meets you while you are with SG!




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