Day Time Surface Combat, near Kangean at 62,106,Range 16,000 Yards
CVL Ryujo, Shell hits 19, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Tokitsukaze, Shell hits 3, on fire
Do you think that CVL is sunk? It came sailing through the DEI a bit ago, between Borneo and the Celebes. I had a 25 strong (1ca, 9cl, 15dd) surface fleet sitting in Balikpapan refueling and about to head east to stomp on some unsupported landings in and around Celebes Sea when he sailed by heading toward soerbaja. I got damn lucky and his aircraft hit a land base instead of my surface fleet and the next day I guessed right and landed on top of him. I hit him at 62,104 or 63,104, not sure which (just 6 or 7 hexes east of soerbaja).
The next turn I guessed he would try to flee back NE to the celebes sea and so I sent my undamaged ships (I had a collision during the fight lol) a few hexes ne and caught the 3 DD's and laid waste to them, but the CVL was nowhere to be found. A turn after that it was spotted heading south, or at least I think it was the cvl. 1 ship was spotted but unknown what it was. The turn after that I had my surface force heading south as well and the fleet was again spotted in the hex between Waingapoe and Ruteng at 64,112. However that was the last I saw of it and believe me I had all the search aircraft in that area scouring the sea's.
At that point KB was spotted sailing into the celebes sea and so I began the DEI ship exodus. I'm just hoping the CVL sank. Whats everyone's opinion? Would 19 hits and heavy fires/damage be enough to put a cvl down?
And how do you copy a combat report anyways? I see tons of them in various AAR's, but I couldn't copy and paste off the combat reports in game, had to type that out manually bleh.
< Message edited by Sredni -- 4/25/2010 10:59:41 PM >