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by Macclan5
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: How to hunt Subs
Replies: 17
Views: 11

RE: How to hunt Subs

<r> It does seem that ASW is a mis-understood function of the game.<br/> <br/> Perhaps early in the war more so that latter when a number of ships get substantial ASW improvements through upgrades.<br/> <br/> (i) The function of ASW is<U><s>[u]</s> not solely sinking enemy subs<e>[/u]</e></U>.<br/> ...
by Macclan5
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: Skilled Pilot Selection
Replies: 12
Views: 30

RE: Skilled Pilot Preference

<r> <QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>ORIGINAL: geofflambert<br/> <br/> By the way, that's true for the Allied player as well - at least half the active squadrons must be used for training only. The Americans have quite a few restricted squadrons that might as well be doing that but you really can't afford to th...
by Macclan5
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: Various questions - beginner lvl
Replies: 30
Views: 63

RE: Various questions - beginner lvl

<r> <QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>ORIGINAL: Nowi Ribak<br/> <br/> 1) the right altitude for a specific air mission<br/> offensive CAP vs defensive CAP, naval attack dive vs torpedo bombers etc - any guide out there? I test a lot but apart from the 6k feet barrier I am no wiser<br/> <br/> 2) cargo on 0 port i...
by Macclan5
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: What shall I do with the 6th and 7th Australian Division
Replies: 37
Views: 43

RE: What shall I do with the 6th and 7th Australian Division

<r> <QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>ORIGINAL: huda0816<br/> So here are my Options:<br/> <br/> 1. Move them to Burma<br/> <br/> 2. Move them to Malaya<br/> <br/> 3. Move them to Java<br/> <br/> <br/> 4. Do something different?<br/> Any suggestions are welcome. <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> <br/> To the original post...
by Macclan5
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: Resupply minor land bases
Replies: 4
Views: 27

RE: Resupply minor land bases

<r> <QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>ORIGINAL: Ian R<br/> <br/> The only way to get supply to Darwin is to ship it up there. A string of single ship TFs chugging up the coast from Perth takes care of that without attracting attention, unless the IJ builds up an air presence on Timor. T <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> <...
by Macclan5
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: OT: WW2 Documentary
Replies: 93
Views: 194

RE: OT: WW2 Documentary

<r> <QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>ORIGINAL: BBfanboy<br/> <br/> Rewriting history to leave out the failures is typical in autocratic regimes. <br/> <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> <br/> An excellent observation.<br/> <br/> There is no single nation without blemishes from specific instances in World War 2.<br/> <br/>...
by Macclan5
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: Leaders such as they are
Replies: 20
Views: 78

RE: Leaders such as they are

<t> Yes a noted issue and something I have learned to manage.<br/> <br/> i) Get the Admirals off commanding Carriers - get good Captains aboard so those Admirals can lead task forces. <br/> <br/> *although I have seen it debated * I tend to get the Captains with strong AIR skill; recommended as a Ca...
by Macclan5
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: "Blitzkrieg landings" with not commissioned ships
Replies: 146
Views: 419

RE: "Blitzkrieg landings" with not commissioned ships

<t> A very unique and specific set of circumstances and interesting...I would caution differentiating between 'gamey' and 'historic' 'realistic' as is often done.<br/> <br/> --<br/> <br/> If the game engine allows it and there is an available counter measures tool within the game - then gamey is in ...
by Macclan5
Thu May 27, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: Factors in Amphibious Landings
Replies: 37
Views: 76

RE: Factors in Amphibious Landings

<r> <QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>ORIGINAL: Hano<br/> <br/> I'm doing some island hopping and was trying to come up with a formula that works having been bloodily repulsed from some islands, as far as I can see the key factors are:<br/> <br/> Have an Amhibious Force HQ in an AGC with the force<br/> Ensure th...
by Macclan5
Wed May 19, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: CAP or LRCAP on dock ships
Replies: 10
Views: 17

RE: CAP or LRCAP on dock ships

<r> <QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>ORIGINAL: SuluSea<br/> <br/> Opinions may differ but as the Allies I only use LRCAP on incoming troop reinforcements (in contested areas) and to help CVs boost air cover.<br/> <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> <br/> Some opinions do not differ at all [8D]<br/> <br/> Incoming troops al...
by Macclan5
Mon May 17, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: Japanese opinion on Bf-109 in comparison with their planes.
Replies: 16
Views: 25

RE: Japanese opinion on Bf-109 in comparison with their planes.

<r> <QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>ORIGINAL: Sardaukar<br/> <br/> Japanese pilots were obsessed about maneuverability. <br/> <br/> P-47 did teach them and also Germans some hard lessons about what matters at high altitude. <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> <br/> +1 <br/> <br/> Or equally appropriate- that 'energy' usag...
by Macclan5
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: maximum carriers in a task force?
Replies: 27
Views: 91

RE: maximum carriers in a task force?

<r> <QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>ORIGINAL: HansBolter<br/> <br/> <br/> +1<br/> <br/> I typically run the following set up with no discernable negative impact on coordination:<br/> <br/> '42: 2 CVs<br/> <br/> '43: 2 CVs + 2 CVLs<br/> <br/> '44: 4 CVs + 2 CVLs<br/> <br/> '45 on: 4-6 CVs + 2 CVLs<br/> <br/> As...
by Macclan5
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: Apparently I have invested 5 years ....
Replies: 9
Views: 26

Apparently I have invested 5 years ....

<t> An email informs me I am 5 years a 'Pacific Warrior'<br/> <br/> I lurked here a bit before opening "my opinions" admittedly - but fully fully 5 years for certain now.<br/> <br/> By some standards around here - a mere 'babe'.<br/> <br/> My thanks to this community. <br/> <br/> Your intelligence, ...
by Macclan5
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: CVsC comes to 8/44 and the result?
Replies: 11
Views: 18

RE: CVsC comes to 8/44 and the result?

<t> I too have played exclusively against the AI for the past 5 years.... [8D]<br/> <br/> I appreciate that each player has very different expectations. <br/> <br/> However before a statement that the AI is 'no good' I would urge veteran players to use language relative to their expectations or perh...
by Macclan5
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: OT: F35 can't replace F16/F15 despite its raison d'existence
Replies: 39
Views: 56

RE: OT: F35 can't replace F16/F15 despite its raison d'existence

<r> A fairly written article by a credible News Organization.<br/> <br/> In essence the F35 suffered "scope / mission creep" and promised too much to too many interested buyers.<br/> <br/> Certainly not the first time in western defense contracting. <br/> <br/> Much the very same debate ( I am old )...
by Macclan5
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: Canton Carnage or not ? What would you do (CV battle,AI)
Replies: 61
Views: 38

RE: Canton Carnage or not ? What would you do (CV battle,AI)

<r> <QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>ORIGINAL: Ian R<br/> <br/> <QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>ORIGINAL: Macclan5<br/> <br/> <br/> In real life the USN production of 14 Essex class carriers <br/> <br/> <br/> <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> <br/> More than 14...<br/> <br/> 32 Essexs authorised<br/> <br/> 6 canceled before being l...
by Macclan5
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: Canton Carnage or not ? What would you do (CV battle,AI)
Replies: 61
Views: 38

RE: Canton Carnage or not ? What would you do (CV battle,AI)

<r> I do not think - in my limited experience - I have ever seen the IJN concentrate that many Carriers following Pearl Harbor.<br/> <br/> None the less a tremendous victory.<br/> <br/> In all likelihood 6 fleet carriers of the IJN gone if I counted correctly?<br/> <br/> <U><s>[u]</s>Observations on...
by Macclan5
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: Allied - Aircraft Production
Replies: 7
Views: 73

RE: Allied - Aircraft Production

<r> <QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>ORIGINAL: Alfred<br/> <br/> The American economy wasn't saddled with actors who day in and day out conducted massive air operations because it was fun.<br/> <br/> In the game, by January 1943 no Allied player should be short of Wildcats to maintain their carrier embarked uni...
by Macclan5
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition
Topic: Allied - Aircraft Production
Replies: 7
Views: 73

RE: Allied - Aircraft Production

<t> Welcome to the real life simulation of Allied Commanders dilemna in World War 2 ! <br/> <br/> [:D]<br/> <br/> No the game is not a perfect simulation; such complexity would be hard to model. But in this aspect the game does very well.<br/> <br/> Your own 'aggressiveness' may have led to your cha...

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