From: PDX (and now) London, UK
You're ballyhooing this great success in a scenario you designed to allow for that very thing?
Seems more than a bit immodest.
I must respectfully disagree. As any JFB knows, when you start a game, either a stock scenario or a mod like this one, you know from the outset you are probably going to lose. Similarly, as any AFB know, you know you are probably going to win. The only question is whether the Allies will win sooner or later than historical. The enhanced Japanese OOB in this mod at best forestalls the inevitable perhaps 6 months or so, but does not change the systemic imbalance between the two sides. The only way the Japanese player can hope to win is by decisively crippling the Allied OOB which John may have done here (only time will tell). In that perspective, I think John deserves a hearty well done. He may not have won the war at Sabang, but he has certainly increased his chances.
He was patient and persistent in a very difficult situation. A little ribbing doesn't hurt if you're tight with the other player, and when you know for sure it'll be coming the other way at some point.
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill