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njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/17/2020 8:34:26 PM)

Crippled Boise location- just narrowly missed the troop laden convoys.

Close but no cigar!



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njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/17/2020 8:37:45 PM)

Scoreboard after the first week.

Fairly certain his shipping losses are close to 200 ships in the first 7 turns. The Dutch and Brits have been smashed. [:D]

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njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/17/2020 8:43:28 PM)

What are they up to!!!!

Long way from home and very chancey at this stage of the game- bold.



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JoV -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/18/2020 9:31:38 PM)

I'm reading both sides so don't want to say too much.

But rest assured I will be secretly cheering on your good guys [:D]




njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/18/2020 10:06:45 PM)

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ORIGINAL: JoV

I'm reading both sides so don't want to say too much.

But rest assured I will be secretly cheering on your good guys [:D]


Absolutely, I am the good guys! History aside, the Japanese make better beer [:)]

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RADM.Yamaguchi -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/18/2020 10:21:32 PM)


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ORIGINAL: njp72

What are they up to!!!!

Long way from home and very chancey at this stage of the game- bold.



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when you get recon reports like these showing 9 CVs and only 55F/136B do you always discount the number of CVs and focus just on the planes. I mean this early in the game it can't be 9 CVs. What about later on?




njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/18/2020 10:28:18 PM)


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ORIGINAL: RADM.Yamaguchi


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ORIGINAL: njp72

What are they up to!!!!

Long way from home and very chancey at this stage of the game- bold.



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when you get recon reports like these showing 9 CVs and only 55F/136B do you always discount the number of CVs and focus just on the planes. I mean this early in the game it can't be 9 CVs. What about later on?


Yep good comment- I think some wiser heads could add some good feedback here but that is pretty much what I try to concentrate on - the a/c numbers. Clearly in this situation there can only be 2 or possibly 3 CVs here. I was trying to calculate whether Saratoga could have got this far this early but it all got too hard after a couple of beers so I gave up.

In these situations always plan for the worst scenario (planning on 3) and then there can't be too many surprises [:)]

His taking some big risks here. If I manage to damage one of these CVs this far from home I will swarm him with every surface combatant I have. KB will stay focused on its objectives.








njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/18/2020 11:27:28 PM)

Snap shot of about 60K Empire troops headed for glory.

Remnants of the Allied surface raiders escaping down below after narrowly missing the convoys. Hopefully we can nail a few more DDs over the next turn.

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njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/18/2020 11:34:26 PM)

And another near miss below with Marblehead and friends.

I don't hang around the beaches after the initial assault which is probably saving me a fair bit of grief.

When I have a sense the Allies are targeting an invasion hex I swap the amphibs out with the surface ships to give me a nice welcome.

Still it is costing a me a few days as I have to reroute major convoys to keep them out of harms way. Sooner or later he will get a bit luckier and run into one of them.

Launched about 25 torps at Marblehead from Betties for o hits!



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njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/19/2020 1:47:20 AM)

Despite his very hectic social schedule this weekend, Lowpe has reappeared on his AAR and jumped ahead of me again. We can't have that![:-]

I'll just whack up a picture of China- all going okay here, no way he holds Sian. Pretty obvious what I am up to in the North.



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njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/20/2020 1:36:25 AM)

In a move of strategic brilliance, Tojo has convinced the Imperial War Council to relocate its head quarters from Tokyo to the coast of Queensland (no easy feat given the state of hostilities between Australia and Japan).

Well provisioned with sake and Japanese beer (and the occasional Corona), Tojo comfortably awaits the Allies next move in between bouts of ocean swimming, fishing etc [:D]

How good is life.

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njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/20/2020 3:44:37 AM)

War is hell !

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jdsrae -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/20/2020 7:52:06 AM)

Beach landing site recon party!




njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/20/2020 8:46:36 AM)


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ORIGINAL: jdsrae

Beach landing site recon party!


Yes indeed my friend.

Will get back to the war once something happens. In the meantime, Corona time.[:)]





GetAssista -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/20/2020 9:36:41 AM)

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ORIGINAL: njp72
In a move of strategic brilliance, Tojo has convinced the Imperial War Council to relocate its head quarters from Tokyo to the coast of Queensland (no easy feat given the state of hostilities between Australia and Japan).

So, it looks like it is Oz invasion that's coming next - higher ups are doing on site recon [:D]




RangerJoe -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/20/2020 7:59:08 PM)

Do some actual beach recon - with pictures!




Q-Ball -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/20/2020 11:30:43 PM)

That looks so nice! One of these days I need to get to the other hemisphere




RangerJoe -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/20/2020 11:45:54 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Q-Ball

That looks so nice! One of these days I need to get to the other hemisphere


[&:]

Which one, East or West? I have been to both of them! [;)]




Q-Ball -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/21/2020 4:35:31 PM)


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ORIGINAL: RangerJoe


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ORIGINAL: Q-Ball

That looks so nice! One of these days I need to get to the other hemisphere


[&:]

Which one, East or West? I have been to both of them! [;)]


Well, I was thinking North/South!!! I've been to East/West, just haven't crossed the equator




njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/22/2020 1:16:05 AM)

Thanks everybody, a few more shots as Imperial HQ settles in for an interesting week.

A shot of the beach this morning (unfortunately no interesting wildlife this morning [;)]



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njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/22/2020 1:17:12 AM)

And bizarrely in the middle of the island a desert!



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njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/22/2020 1:34:49 AM)

Been thinking a bit in a change on strategy with the game.

Once Java is overrun in the next couple of days it is too obvious to move directly to India. May need to think a little out of the box to keep Lowpe reeling.

There is one idea........




Lawless1 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/22/2020 1:44:37 AM)

I have lived in all four of them.




Nomad -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/22/2020 1:55:28 AM)


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ORIGINAL: njp72

Been thinking a bit in a change on strategy with the game.

Once Java is overrun in the next couple of days it is too obvious to move directly to India. May need to think a little out of the box to keep Lowpe reeling.

There is one idea........


All right, invade the West coast of the USA. That will wake him up.




njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/24/2020 11:43:57 AM)

Good turn for the good guys (????), some additional hard blows delivered to the Dutch and British.

Key Summary.

1. Finally got the Boise
2. Repulse confirmed crippled in Singapore.
3. The route to Sian is looking clear in China.
4. Java getting close to falling.
5. British surface group savaged by air- the Mavis being employed as a torp bomber is lethal (almost too lethal)

Still smashing through the remnants of the Dutch.






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njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/24/2020 12:19:42 PM)

Java- 18th Dec

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bradcue -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/24/2020 12:58:04 PM)

Your opening is interesting; I hadn't considered a full-KB commit to Singapore area before. Nearly everyone decides between the standard PH opening, or maybe a Manila strike.

There are pros and cons all around that probably deserve a string by itself, but I can see some of the pros....you neutralized Force Z and facilitated these quick landings on Sumatra and Java. I don't think you can do that without KB down there.

An alternative to that opening may be splitting KB on Turn 1; sending half to Singapore area, and the other half to Manila or PH or other area that allows you to quickly support a move into SW Pac. But not sure on that.




Alpha77 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/24/2020 1:04:46 PM)

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ORIGINAL: njp72

Will get back to the war once something happens. In the meantime, Corona time.[:)]


Donīt you know Corona beer was renamed:
https://www.der-postillon.com/2020/01/corona.html

[X(]




njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/24/2020 9:33:04 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Alpha77

quote:

ORIGINAL: njp72

Will get back to the war once something happens. In the meantime, Corona time.[:)]


Donīt you know Corona beer was renamed:
https://www.der-postillon.com/2020/01/corona.html

[X(]


LOL, that is a good one [:D]




njp72 -> RE: Title will be forthcoming vs Lowpe (9/24/2020 9:37:24 PM)


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ORIGINAL: bradcue

Your opening is interesting; I hadn't considered a full-KB commit to Singapore area before. Nearly everyone decides between the standard PH opening, or maybe a Manila strike.

There are pros and cons all around that probably deserve a string by itself, but I can see some of the pros....you neutralized Force Z and facilitated these quick landings on Sumatra and Java. I don't think you can do that without KB down there.

An alternative to that opening may be splitting KB on Turn 1; sending half to Singapore area, and the other half to Manila or PH or other area that allows you to quickly support a move into SW Pac. But not sure on that.


Thanks, good points

In my view, splitting up KB can really dilute the quality of the initial blows where you may end up damaging a number of ships but failing to sink anything of consequence. In this game the risk of having KB concentrated in the DEI has worked well (better than I hoped) as it has allowed me to really work over the Dutch and British very quickly.

I just don't see the value in targeting the old US BBs any more. In the first 12 months of the war they are more of a liability than an asset just waiting to be torped by an I Boat.




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