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RE: The little ship that could. - 11/29/2015 2:31:34 PM   
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If there were crew members to be seen, I would swear it was the real BB. Really well done.

If you ever have a foggy, rainy day, it would be a great photo op too.

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RE: The little ship that could. - 12/19/2015 1:46:39 AM   
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From
Minister for production
to
War cabinet

Regret to inform honourable cabinet that the nations strategic ability to continue
war production is at an end
Fuel reserves are all but exhausted.
Request from you a new order of piorities:
Support of Civilian population (ie food distribution), kamikaze aircraft production, or hoarding of fuel
for final military operations.

the following fuel reserves.................






............
Yours
Production Minister



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War cabinet
to
Production Minister

As all Civilians are now considered combatants in forthcoming final battles,
all fuel to be hoarded for final military operations (You are to set aside 50000 tons at
Hiroshima for fleet operations)

War cabinet

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RE: The little ship that could. - 12/19/2015 1:45:39 PM   
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Welcome back. Hope you had a nice cruise

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RE: The little ship that could. - 12/19/2015 4:57:53 PM   
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posted in wrong thread!

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RE: The little ship that could. - 12/19/2015 7:17:41 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

posted in wrong thread!


I have done that once or twice myself.

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RE: The little ship that could. - 12/29/2015 8:17:54 AM   
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not dead yet
waiting on Cantona's Christmas to finish

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RE: The little ship that could. - 12/29/2015 1:21:54 PM   
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You both deserve to be congratulated for a great game up to now my friend, but I must admit it is driving me crazy to know how this ends 👍

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RE: The little ship that could. - 12/30/2015 8:54:40 PM   
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December 14th

Desperation
A good motivator of men.
For months now, the remnants of Burma's Army, the Army in Vietnam, and even a few that escaped from
Malaya, have been struggling eastwards across the lower southern corner of China.
Bombed daily, bereft of supplies, they have been cut of, lost.
Their Commander would, should have, by any Western Standard, surrendered his Army
months ago.
He has chosen a different path.

"There is food in Canton. Therefore, we will take it"
And so they have marched east, crossed rivers, moved North of Canton, losing a thousand men a day
to the bombing

Today, the entire Allied Carrier arm bombs them, 400 plus
And yet, .........desperation
The Army attacks Canton, enters the city
There are 2 chinese divisions only defending it.

The first attack fails
But if the next 2 divisions arrive......

(1 to 3, I lose 1300, him 600..........there is a small chance I might actually take it yet)

Turns flowing again, new computer working , game won't load sometimes, but we will manage.
I too wonder how this will finish.........

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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/5/2016 7:56:41 AM   
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A turn!

I am completely baffled

Batavia, so long ago isolated, lost to Japan, is target for an amphib assault.

The main American Carrier force pounds the troops in Canton.

There just seems to be no sign of any more invasions of consequence.........

japan is starving, freezing, losing hope.
The people are, that is.
Those that matter, the ones who make the rules, enforce the rules, cling to "honour, Bushido"

They won't starve
They never do

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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/11/2016 9:44:36 AM   
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The Emperors Palace

They are the most powerful men in the remains of the Empire

For months now, almost helpless.
Now, gathered about the Crackling radio, just men.
But men filled with hope.
They cannot effect what they hear, they are as helpless as any man..

"This is the BBC. repeating the news, the President of the United States is dead. A coup is, or
continues to occur in Washington, with Gunfire, tanks reported all through Washington
A state of Emergency has been declared..........



"What does this mean Prime Minister? "The Emperor looks at him confused.
Ï think.......I think it means Japan might live""






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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/11/2016 10:36:38 AM   
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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/12/2016 7:19:41 AM   
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21st Dec 1945

Musashi lies at anchor in Hiroshima bay.
It is cold, windy. Snow falls interminably .
Hirate and Okano are doing what most of the crew are doing, trying to look busy.
The great Battle wagon is mostly quiet, dark. Only essential areas are lit. Only 1 boiler is operating,
generated power is limited.

Both men have been in deep conversation, their wives, and children are safe for now.
They are staying at Tans parents place to the North Of Hiroshima.

"Do you here there, all hands to muster focastle"
A wave of dread sweeps through Hirate. Is this it? the announcement of the final
one way mission?
With dread in his heart (and with out a doubt in many others) he gathers with over
2000 others in a great mass.

1000 yards away, Yamato too gathers her crew.
The Captain mounts the Dias

Ï will not beat about the bush.......Men, at 1200 hours today, the war ends. The Allies have
offered, and Japan has accepted, an armistice.

Stunned silence
A thousand turning faces......can this be true?

Armistice?....does this mean we won?, or did we lose?
Does it matter?

We live!


The Captain waits patiently until the hubbub dies away
"Nevertheless, this ship will remain ready for action. All Shore leave is cancelled"
Gravely he eyes his men
Our Duty may not yet be done, our Country may need us still...........




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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/12/2016 7:23:11 AM   
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Ogowa, Diogowa are both in the air when the news is announced.

The Russians have been probing the cloudy skies.

After an hour, both bring the Shindens in, taxi, park
There is no drama, no celebration.

For both men, the war too is finished
For them too, Duty to Japan is not.

But that, of course, is another story.

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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/12/2016 7:32:08 AM   
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Shattering the sword
A cantona production

The coup, of course, was ruthlessly crushed.

Within 2 days, a new President sworn in, the purge of the military begun
The damage, however is too deep, America's faith in its military, in the leadership,
in the war, is Brocken.

Too many dead, too many defeats, and now, too many men spread across the pacific
who cannot be trusted to follow orders.

The war must end
The New President, faces the un face able.........and does end it.


The war, for Japan, ends. The violence, the fighting does not.
Revolution sweeps the land.
The Military government, falls.

A large number of its members will die in the Deit, destroyed by Yamato's, and Musashi's guns.....

(We still have a duty to our country........)

It will be a terrible, terrible winter...........



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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/12/2016 7:40:00 AM   
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May 1

1946

5 Men, , sit around a small table, overlooking Hiroshima Bay
Tan, Hirate, Okano, Ogowa, Diogowa.

The uniforms are gone.
The battleships are gone, as is the fleet.

All 5 men are pleasantly drunk.
Tan eyes Hirate over the top of his glass.
"So my Friend, what next?""

Hirate looks around the table.
"Ï know of an abandoned patrol boat........"
He Glances at Okano. "And there is a certain case, with, well, with some gold in it........."



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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/12/2016 7:52:48 AM   
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Well guys
Thanks for the journey.
So many encouraging, interesting comments, yet no one hi jacked the thread,. You are all
Gentlemen and scholars!!!

Here,s a few details:

My fleet left:
2BB
3CA
3CLAA
45 DD
12 SS

Airforce: 9000 planes available!

The Army: Nearly 100 divs with over 250 plus AV in the home islands!!

There are 200000 men bottled up in Genzan, Korea, 45000 in the Phillipines, 42000 in Minando.
Brunie, Celebes are still Japan
Takao too

China is only a rump around Shanghia.

Industry 1,700,000
Oil, 360000
HI, 162000

A/C losses
Allies: 19988
Japan: 27586

Ships sunk:
Allies: 1439
Japan 2182

I sank, it seems, less than I thought:
8 CV
3 CVL
40 CVE
13 BB
43 cruisers
138 DD

Points
Japan
63074
Allies
98901

Cantona tells me, he never intended to invade the Home islands..........


Both Ogowa, Diogowa were low 90's experience, 8 kills each.



I will take a small break, and think about another game...........

Bye!

(Oh, last note
I have started converting this to a book, should I continue doing this?





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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/12/2016 12:10:55 PM   
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Oh hell yeah!!!

Your writing is fantastic, you are a natural.

Sorry to see it end but looking at the point score you certainly won the game as the Japanese. Kudo's and much respect to you sir for a fantastic AAR and a great game too!

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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/12/2016 12:23:01 PM   
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I've said this before, but will say it again ...

Thanks for putting up a great read; and yes, you do have the gift of story-telling.

And congrats for showing that Japan can, indeed, persevere.

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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/12/2016 2:06:05 PM   
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Fantastic read. By all means convert it to a book.
Weren't you going to do that with Hibiki too?

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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/12/2016 2:12:06 PM   
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"I have started converting this to a book, should I continue doing this? "

Of course you should. We have all hung on every word, and there are some serious critics in here You have already done a lot of work, try to get it published! Wouldn't THAT be a feather!

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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/12/2016 2:16:13 PM   
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That was a marvelous five year ride. Thanks for sharing the adventure. And +1 to the book idea too.

Best regards, Paul

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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/12/2016 2:17:45 PM   
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Wow I'm numb, I can't believe it's over.
Really well done, and please express my gratitude to your opponent for sticking it out...

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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/12/2016 2:53:07 PM   
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Thank you for the great AAR. Truly inspirational.

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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/12/2016 9:11:20 PM   
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I can only say, well played and well written.
I enjoyed the AAR, if you can call it that. I t was more of a daily routine, a blog, my daily fix, my daily need to read...

It will be sorely missed, just happy that I am getting daily letters from a Prime Minister now.

Do get it printed, this is a must for AAR lovers.

Thanks to you and Cantona for the terrific ride. For the dedication and effort put into the huge undertaking.


Arigato



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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/12/2016 9:38:46 PM   
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I saw this flurry of activity and thought the turns were flowing again for the AAR. Sorry to see it finished but overjoyed at how well played it was and the marvelous story!

BANZAI!


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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/13/2016 12:06:47 AM   
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Thanks Herb. 5 years of morning coffee.


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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/13/2016 1:05:03 PM   
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This saga will be missed.

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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/16/2016 1:36:53 PM   
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+1!

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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/18/2016 4:16:00 AM   
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As the roar of the guns fade into the past, the old men tell their heroic tales of their days of brotherhood gone by to the children around the fire.
This story is one of them.

Eyes Right - Salute

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RE: The little ship that could. - 1/20/2016 12:28:35 PM   
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Can I just add my praise for this- it has been my go-to every lunchtime whilst eating my sandwich for the past few years. A fantastic story- masterfully told

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