From: Pensacola, FL
Well, I won! January 1 1945. I played the Allies vs a very hard AI. I had been playing since the game came out and after a number of restarts due to patches, I ended up playing about 18 days per week, with time out due to TAD and visiting my girlfriend.
The turning point, IMO, was the battle off Tarawa. In 1942, I invaded Tarawa and the AI attempted to retake the island w/ carrier support. I ended up bushwhacking the Kido Butai, sinking quite a few carriers and lost the Saratoga. After that, It was all downhill for the AI. I was able to mass troops, air and warships and methodically take base after base, not only in CentPac but also in Burma and the Dutch Indies/Phillipines. I was awarded a desicive victory after Brit, Indian and CW troops took Saigon.
At the end of the game, the Japanese had 4 CVE, 1 CV (Shinano), 2 BB, 1 CA and several CL and DD.
Yay! Of course, I have no idea what Im going to do. I just spent 3 years playing this game nearly every day. I think I have post-partum syndrome.....
"AK-47. When you absolutely, positively got to kill every m****rf****r in the room. Accept no substitutes." Ordell Robbie - "Jackie Brown"