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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 3/4/2019 9:23:46 AM   
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Later in the day, 9x B-17 (relics!) bombed Umnak.


I still have 4 x 12 bomber groups using the "E" models with 51 planes in the pool in May '44.

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 3/4/2019 10:13:24 AM   
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Why doesn't that surprise me with you, Michael?

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 3/5/2019 12:09:23 AM   
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When they're done, I'll accelerate Taiho, which will arrive in August.


Isn't that due in March '44? You didn't delay its production at anytime, did you?

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 3/5/2019 10:00:03 AM   
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When they're done, I'll accelerate Taiho, which will arrive in August.


Isn't that due in March '44? You didn't delay its production at anytime, did you?


Apparently I did, because it's not coming until Dec 44.

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 3/5/2019 3:22:01 PM   
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Ouch.

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 3/12/2019 3:10:33 PM   
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29 Dec 43

Sub War

The I-171 caught up with the carrier TF supporting the Tarawa invasion and put a torpedo into the Fletcher class DD Spence. No report of her sinking but I didn’t see any sign of her later in the turn or after the turn.

Later in the day, the I-171 caught up with the carrier TF again and launched a spread against the CVL Princeton, but missed sadly. She can hit a DD but not a carrier? Really? *Sigh*

5 Fleet

Nothing exciting to report. The beat up Naval Guard is recovering at Adak now. It’s currently at 10/83.

4 Fleet

The Allied Tarawa “invasion” continued today. Reminded me of the Keystone Cops:

Ground combat at Tarawa (136,128)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1381 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 56

Defending force 389 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Assaulting units:
52nd Naval Guard Unit
111th Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
2nd Marine Raider Battalion


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2nd Marine Raider Battalion Wiped Out at Tarawa by attrition!!!

Not sure how much of the Marine Raiders were lost, but those squads are pretty hard to come by.

The US CVL TF is still hanging around 3 hexes south of Tarawa. I’m not sure what Ted is going to do there. I suspect he’ll write the operation off. (I would.) KB is hanging out just north of Eniwetok. I’m sending KB2 (Katsuragi, Amagi, Unryu, Shokaku – 144 Zeros, 63 Judies, 54 Jills) to try and intercept them. (KB1 is going home, mainly to save fuel.) If the US carriers don’t move, they’ll be 12 hexes away from KB2 tomorrow, and Tarawa will be 10 hexes away. So, if another invasion fleet shows up, Jills will be in range. If they aren’t spotted, they may be able to intercept the CVLs the next day. We’ll see. I have good naval search out of Ponape and Wake.

SE Fleet

Hollandia absorbed 80 sorties, all against the airfield.

Truk took 169 sorties, all against the port. It’s working now. Port damage is at 92% and the ships are very slow in taking off troops. Fortunately, the majority of the Guards Division has been removed with 2 infantry and 271 support squads remaining. I’ll fly work on pulling them by flying boat. I won’t get it all, but it’ll help.

SRA

A Hellcat sweep followed by 9x 4E bombers cost us a Tony (pilot KIA) for 3 Hellcats and a PB4Y-1, along with minor damage to the airfield that was easily repaired.

Burma

Nothing to report.

China

The bombers didn’t fly (weather) but the artillery killed 91 squads (88 infantry) and disabled another 12. Some stats:

Japanese AV: 6891, up 351
Chinese AV: 1875, up 95

Fatigue: 66.6, down 8.1
Disruption: 23.3, down 4.5
Disable: 21.3 down 1.9

At least a few more days before I attack again…

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The Ha-43 R&D advanced to 10/44 (will become operational 5/44).

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 3/12/2019 3:37:36 PM   
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Fatigue: 66.6, down 8.1
Disruption: 23.3, down 4.5
Disable: 21.3 down 1.9


"I'm tired and I wanna go home.
I had a little drink 'bout an hour ago
and it went right to my head
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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 3/12/2019 10:17:22 PM   
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Truk took 169 sorties, all against the port. It’s working now. Port damage is at 92% and the ships are very slow in taking off troops. Fortunately, the majority of the Guards Division has been removed with 2 infantry and 271 support squads remaining. I’ll fly work on pulling them by flying boat. I won’t get it all, but it’ll help.


Well worth it, and you can remove the heavy equipment by solo fast transport PB over the next couple of weeks.

For future, I try to prioritize the C-type divisions from China for these island bases. The vast majority of their TOE is air-transportable, which is a massive boost in these situations. Mainly as you're not leaving fragments lying around and for the flexibility when you can't spend days at anchor unloading the arty tubes.

Granted, they are never going to effectively resist a USMC division(s), but between terrain, forts and CD guns they'll draw it out.



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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/16/2019 6:35:30 PM   
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Hi guys. Back from being MIA. All's well, just RL rearing its ugly head once again, for both of us. We've only gotten 2 turns done in the past 2 months, but hopefully things will speed up. Things have (sort of) eased up for me. I may (or may not) have mentioned this before, but I play test board war-games for a company called The Gamers. I've know the owner for 20+ years now and joined his play test team over 4 years ago. Until recently, it was just 4 hours on Saturdays, but it's expanded to a 1-2 evenings a week in addition to Saturday, along with a game or two going on the side. So, free time has dried up. I've been helping out with 3 different games, all different systems, and finally one of them is finished. In addition to that, my wife and I are going to retire at the end of next year and sell the house after that, so we've begun fixing all the things we need to fix before we sell. I'm working on painting the exterior trim right now, so whenever it's not raining, I'm outside working on that. Next comes flooring for 3 rooms and a hallway. *Sigh*

Anyway, things seem to be easing up for both Ted and I, and we've resumed the game...

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/16/2019 6:38:06 PM   
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Sub War

Not much of note today. The Bowfin sank CHa-49 south of Takao.

The I-2 succumbed to her wounds from a few days ago.

5 Fleet

Nothing of note.

4 Fleet

There’s a potential ambush here tomorrow. There are a couple of CVLs hanging out 2 hexes SW of Tarawa supporting the repeated abortive invasions there. The latest was a landing by most of the 1 Fiji Commando Battalion. Here was the landing:

Amphibious Assault at Tarawa (136,128)

TF 57 troops unloading over beach at Tarawa, 136,128

Allied ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

followed later by the shock attack:

Ground combat at Tarawa (136,128)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 160 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Defending force 2255 troops, 18 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 56

Assault collapses, attacking force wiped out

Japanese ground losses:
160 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
1st Fiji Commando Bn /3

Defending units:
52nd Naval Guard Unit
111th Naval Construction Battalion

Oops.

Anyway, tomorrow may be interesting. See the screenshot below.

SE Fleet

The main event here was more bombing of Truk’s port by about 140 2/4E bombers. The port began at 92% damage and ended at 97% damage. Ted is trying (pretty successfully I might add) to prevent me from pulling troops out of there. Most of the good stuff is gone already, so I’m ok with wasting sorties on Truk. A handful of bombers were shot down from flak.

SRA

Eight PB4Y-1s visited Saumlaki, and 3 were shot down by the defending bombers. Not sure what he’s after here.

Burma

A Hurricane was shot down over Akyab. Very little is happening here right now.

China

A nice day over Chungking. Air and artillery killed 81 squads (including 65 infantry).

Other Stuff

Reinforcements:
31 Army HQ – Truk. I’ll bet those guys were thrilled at mustering there. They’ll be pulled out by air.
19 JAAF AF Bn – Nagoya
31 JAAF AF Bn – Tokyo
MTB G-538

The Ki-84r Frank R&D advanced to 4/44 (will become operational 2/44).





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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/16/2019 6:43:29 PM   
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Sub War

The I-36 was hanging out about half a dozen hexes NW of Pearl Harbor, part of the sub screen being formed for detection purposes. A small TF ran over her. It seemed odd, an AK escorted by a DD. My sub sank the AK and got away. It felt weird, an AK out there seemingly doing what an xAK should be doing, figuring it was a supply run. I discovered what was going on after the turn. She was hauling an A20G squadron. It turned out to be a nice little bonus, an AK and bomber squadron. I’ll take it.

Off Guam, the Runner caught and sank the Etorofu class Manju. Her sister, Mutsure, damaged Runner with a depth charge. Man do they carry a lot of DCs!

Later in the day, the E Tsuga hit a Dutch sub off Balikpapan.

5 Fleet

Nothing exciting.

4 Fleet

Interesting day today, full off opportunities and disappointments. It started with an undetected KB2 parking itself 6 hexes NW of what turned out to be 3 US CVLs still sitting 2 hexes SW of Tarawa and focused exclusively on the Japanese garrison there. I got the drop on them:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Maiana at 134,129

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 17
A6M5b Zero x 17
A6M5c Zero x 34
B6N2 Jill x 37
D4Y1 Judy x 9
D4Y3 Judy x 42

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 2 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 10 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 4 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 4 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 7 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 5 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVL Princeton, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVL Cowpens, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
CVL Belleau Wood, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CL Denver
CL Mobile
DD Wadsworth

There was no report of any of the CVLs sinking but Princeton has to be in bad shape, possibly Cowpens as well. I was in normal range of everything in my inventory, including the handful of D4Y1s, so all the bomb hits were 500 kg. The CVLs launched some Avengers against Tarawa in the morning and Maleolap in the afternoon. That had to be a surprise.

I was hoping for an afternoon attack to finish them off, but no luck. Cloud cover hid the CVLs from my planes. Instead, they went after two other TFs, one at Tarawa and the other at Maleolap.

The Tarawa TF was APDs escorted by a DE, the TF that dropped the ill-fated FIJI Commando Battalion yesterday:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tarawa at 136,128

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 17
A6M5b Zero x 17
A6M5c Zero x 17
B6N2 Jill x 46
D4Y3 Judy x 26

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
APD Manley, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
APD Hatfield, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DE Levy, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
APD Brooks, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
APD Dickerson, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
APD Gilmer, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
APD Waters, Bomb hits 1, on fire

A little after this attack, I heard sinking sounds. It may have been Princeton, but more likely it was one of the heavily damaged APDs. Again, they were all 500 kg bombs. What those planes would have done to those damaged CVLs. Ah well…

And finally, the attack against the TF at Maleolap:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makin at 137,126

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 17
D4Y3 Judy x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 8 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CLAA San Diego

I noticed some weird things that I can’t explain and haven’t seen before. I always fill up my carrier air units with the max number of planes and reserves they can carry, and assign pilots equal to that number. So, for example, Katsuragi’s Zero complement is 36 + 3 reserve aircraft and 39 pilots. Today they lost 3 aircraft shot down and 3 pilots KIA/MIA. When I looked at the unit, I saw 36 aircraft available, as it should be, but they still had 39 pilots, the same pilots as yesterday. Odd. This happened with a couple of the units.

Anyway, what’s in store for tomorrow? (See screenshot below). KB1 is headed south to rendezvous with KB2, one hex west of Ocean Island. I expect the CVLs to flee to the east. I have a few subs there to try and intercept them. Hopefully, my Jills will catch them. They have a 10 hex range and all of my carriers still have enough torpedoes for at least one more sortie, and plenty of fuel. After tomorrow, they will retire.

It may be almost 1944, but I still have teeth, even with the 11% hit rate.

SE Fleet

Nothing exciting today. I’m still pulling out forces from Truk by air and sea. It’s not so effective by sea with the port basically destroyed.

SRA

Nothing to report.

Burma

Not much. Another Hurricane was shot down.

China

Rain grounded all but 36 Helens, so not much damage from the air.

Rain reduced the effectiveness of the artillery too (well, I assume so). Overall, only 30 squads were destroyed.

Japanese raw AV: 7626
Chinese raw AV: 2088

Status of the Japanese army:

Fatigue: 49.4 -7.5
Disruption 16.9 -2.2
Disablements: 17.9 -1.5

I’ll let the army rest one more day and then attack on 2 Jan 44.

Other Stuff

Reinforcements:

153 Ku T-1, 9 recon, 13 Air Flotilla, training
343 Ku S-1, 27 fighter, 13 Air Flotilla, training
343 Ku S-2, 27 fighter, 13 Air Flotilla, training
345 Ku S-1, 27 fighter, 13 Air Flotilla, training
345 Ku S-2, 27 fighter, 13 Air Flotilla, training
453 Ku S-1, 18 float planes, 13 Air Flotilla, training
1021 Ku U-1, 18 transports, 13 Air flotilla, training
1021 Ku U-2, 18 transports, 13 Air flotilla, training
DD Shimozuki (Akitsuki class), KB escort
SC CHa-73
ML G-202
18 Naval Guard, rebuilt

The N1K5-J George R&D advanced to 11/44 (will be operational 5/44).

So, what’s the status of the Fleet? All of KB is currently at sea, as you can see. Zuikaku will be repaired around the end of April, about the time the last 3 Unryus are completed. Taiho won’t be ready until late summer. That’s it for KB. MKB will finish up minor repairs tomorrow and will most likely be posted in the SRA. They’ll protect that area unless the US CVs show up down there.






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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/16/2019 8:12:35 PM   
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Welcome back Mike. Great to see this AAR about to tick over into 1944.

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/16/2019 8:41:37 PM   
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just RL rearing its ugly head once again


Don't ya just hate that.

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/16/2019 8:42:36 PM   
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The Bowfin sank CHa-49 south of Takao.


That's it, game over.

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/16/2019 8:56:09 PM   
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Wait, wait...

quote:

Reinforcements:


quote:

SC CHa-73


Now we're OK.

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/16/2019 9:06:54 PM   
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Amphibious Assault at Tarawa


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Assault collapses, attacking force wiped out


Delay, delay, delay.

Too bad on the naval battle. Agree that Princeton looks to be done. The others may be vulnerable as well. Can you risk getting the original CV force close enough for another strike? How about subs in the area? Looks like he brought a pretty pitiful ASW force with his TF. What's up with that?

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/17/2019 9:04:35 PM   
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So, how is this for pilot acceleration? I've never in my wildest dreams seen anything like this:

Accelerated training for 2 IJ Army pilots from month-cycle 10
Accelerated training for 133 IJ Navy pilots from month-cycle 10
Accelerated training for 6 IJ Navy pilots from month-cycle 9
IJ Navy instructors accelerate training of 1 pilots from month-cycle 9
IJ Navy instructors accelerate training of 221 pilots from month-cycle 8
IJ Navy instructors accelerate training of 141 pilots from month-cycle 7
IJ Navy instructors accelerate training of 450 pilots from month-cycle 5
IJ Navy instructors accelerate training of 245 pilots from month-cycle 4
IJ Navy instructors accelerate training of 335 pilots from month-cycle 3

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How many Training Command instructors do you have now?
Your IJN instructors are doing something right!

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/18/2019 2:41:06 AM   
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Yeah, right? I have 146 IJA and 208 IJN in TRACOM.

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In that case, your Army instructors need to pull their socks up

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Pretty sure it was the IJN instructors who did something nasty to the socks of the IJA counterparts. Inter service rivalries FTW!

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/18/2019 1:11:13 PM   
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With the onset of 1944, here's a look at my plane R&D by month:

February:
Ki-84r Frank - My first late war fighter! This frees up 6 R&D factories.
Ki-43-IV Oscar - I probably won't use it much. Oscars don't last long anymore. This frees up 4 R&D factories.

March:
B7A2 Grace - I'm looking forward to this model. Two will become operational and the remaining one will remain R&D.

April:
Ki-102b Randy - Both factories will become operational.
D4Y4 Judy - This frees up 3 R&D factories.

May:
N1K5-J George: My first IJNAF late war fighter! This frees up 9 R&D factories. Note that the Ha-43 engine will become operational in late April. The size 60 engine factory will become operational (& 2-3 other factories will convert) and the 3x30 remaining R&D engine factories will convert to NE Turbojet, which will become operational 2/45.

June:
Ki-46-III KAI IJA Dinah NF - The single factory on it will become operational.
P1Y2 Francis - The single factory will become operational. I'm not bothering with the Y3.

And that's all I know for sure. Here's the rest:

Ki-201 - 6 factories repaired to 20,15,15,12,10,4 with another 4 to be allocated.
Ki-115a - 2,0,0,0 with another 2 to be allocated.
A7M2 Sam - 11,11,10,9,8,8,8,5,4,4,1,1
J7W1 Shinden - 2,0,0 with another 9 to be allocated.
C6N1-S Myrt IJN NF - 17,17,12

Edit: Missed the Toko. Six factories to be allocated.

So there you have it.

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Kamikaze Pilots (40+ Exp & 60+ LowN)

IJN: 604
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So, how is this for pilot acceleration? I've never in my wildest dreams seen anything like this:

Check your training pool XP now and then. There is evidence that large TRACOM might eventually lead to new pilots having some inappropriately high XP on graduating. It might be beneficial for Japan at later stages when all you care for are fighter pilots, but then it is a bug anyway.

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/18/2019 5:58:30 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Mike Solli
So, how is this for pilot acceleration? I've never in my wildest dreams seen anything like this:

Check your training pool XP now and then. There is evidence that large TRACOM might eventually lead to new pilots having some inappropriately high XP on graduating. It might be beneficial for Japan at later stages when all you care for are fighter pilots, but then it is a bug anyway.


+1. Was going to mention same.

Edit: I've kept my TRACOM numbers pretty low for this reason. My intent is to increase the numbers greatly in a short time. Maybe that will shine some more light on the subject. My IJN TRACOM is about 2x the IJA right now. IIRC my entire TRACOM is 92 pilots. My 'trained' pool of IJN pilots looks like its experience level just increased by two. I'll have to look at my last monthly save to check. Not that that would be an end all. I would expect some variation. Need to see if its consistent, and if it goes to the high levels reported by some.

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/18/2019 6:01:05 PM   
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So, how is this for pilot acceleration? I've never in my wildest dreams seen anything like this:

Accelerated training for 2 IJ Army pilots from month-cycle 10
Accelerated training for 133 IJ Navy pilots from month-cycle 10
Accelerated training for 6 IJ Navy pilots from month-cycle 9
IJ Navy instructors accelerate training of 1 pilots from month-cycle 9
IJ Navy instructors accelerate training of 221 pilots from month-cycle 8
IJ Navy instructors accelerate training of 141 pilots from month-cycle 7
IJ Navy instructors accelerate training of 450 pilots from month-cycle 5
IJ Navy instructors accelerate training of 245 pilots from month-cycle 4
IJ Navy instructors accelerate training of 335 pilots from month-cycle 3



I've seen large numbers of 'accelerated' in past versions before the updates, but not quite like this. I wonder if 1944 has anything to do with it?

Edit: We'll see in the months ahead. Anyone else notice anything like this?

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/19/2019 12:05:10 PM   
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Yep Rusty, I was wondering if 1944 had something to do with it. Here's the pilot pools from this turn and the turn before. What you guys suggested did not happen.





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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/19/2019 1:23:56 PM   
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I'm getting new ideas (as always) by reading this forum and some of the other AARs. I'm going to reorganize my Betty/Nell daitai by pilot experience. Hopefully, I'll be able to form a couple of elite (70+ experience) daitai for special missions. I'm going to review my units and see how many are available.

Edit: Ok, I have 44 total. Either a size 36 or the single size 45 unit should do it. I'll find a suitable candidate and start moving pilots when I get the turn back. I'm thinking they can bomb Chinese until needed for a mission.

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/19/2019 1:51:21 PM   
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Mike,

I'm seeing your pilot training TRACOM pools move as I would have expected. Approximately 550-600 or so moved from the 4-6 month bracket to the 7-9 month bracket. Likelwise for the 7-9 month bracket moving to the 10-12 bracket. The only kicker is that I don't know what happened to their experience levels within these new brackets with the turning of the annual calendar.

Did a 9 month program graduate, between December 31, 1943 and January 1, 1944 when moving from month 9-10 experience a *drop* in experience level? Does the national experience level override their actual progress in training echelons? That would be a disappointment for this group.

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RE: Once Again into the Breach - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 5/19/2019 1:58:50 PM   
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Yep Rusty, I was wondering if 1944 had something to do with it. Here's the pilot pools from this turn and the turn before. What you guys suggested did not happen.

Well, my Scenario 1 has both IJAAF and IJNAF graduates' XP set at 35 in 43 and 44.
Check your settings in the editor (Scenario->Pilots panel) and compare with what you see in the game

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