From: La Salle, Colorado
Yeomen vs. Samurai
Turn One: December 7, 1941
The Japanese got just about the best opening turn I've seen for a campaign to start on. There was not a facet of December 7th that did not meet or exceed expectations. Have not been able to say that often in an AE Game.
Strike Force: 92 Zero, 107 Val, and 120 Kate
Arizona 3 Bombs--3 TT Heavy Damage
Nevada 1 800 Kg--4 Bombs--1 TT On Fire
Oklahoma 5 Bombs--3 TT Heavy Damage
Pennsylvania 1 800 KG--2 Bombs--2 TT Heavy Damage
Tennessee 2 800 Kg--2 Bombs--2 TT Heavy Fires
California 1 800Kg--3 Bombs--1 TT On Fire
New Mexico 1 800 Kg--2 Bombs--3 TT Heavy Damage
Idaho 1 800 Kg--5 Bombs--4 TT Heavy Fires--Heavy Damage
Mississippi 7 Bombs--2 TT On Fire
All BBs hit and hit hard. Doubt if any shall sink but this is an excellent start with all 9 nicely hit. Remember that in RA Colorado, Maryland, and West Virginia are getting their upgrade that was planned but never done in 1941. The three old New Mexico Class BBs stay to cover the withdrawal of the two mentioned above.
New Orleans 1 TT On Fire
Minneapolis 2 Bombs
San Francisco 1 Bomb--1 TT Heavy Damage
Honolulu 1 TT
St. Louis 1 800 KG On Fire
Raise a toast of Sake for this. Saratoga ain't ganno be gettin any screening ships from Pearl!
SS Dolphin 1 Bomb
DD Bagley 1TT Heavy Damage
DD Ralph Talbot 1 Bomb
DD Ward hit by 6 60 KG Bombs from Jakes Heavy Damage
AR Vestal 1 800 KG Heavy Damage
AVD Hurlburt SUNK
AO Ramapo 1 TT
The AFs get creamed by strafing Zeros and one Daitai of Vals.
Total aerial losses are 6 Zero, 5 Val, and 9 Kate. Not bad either.
Prior to the Carrier Strike, the AF is creamed by two strikes from Formosa totalling 64 Zero and 54 Betty-Nell. These planes BLAST the AF and shoot down or destroy nearly a dozen P-40s and several PBYs.
STRIKE: 41 Zero 45 Val and 57 Kate
SUNK: Sealion, Snapper, Skipjack, and Tarpon
DAM: Swordfish, Searaven, Sturgeon, Permit, Porpoise, Pickeral, Saury, Spearfish, Sailfish, Sea Dragon: All hit with 1 or 2 bombs.
14 Fleet Boats hit or Sunk. We'll add to that total tomorrow.
SUNK: S-38, S-40
DAM: S-41, S-37
All but one of the S-Boats gets hit. GREAT! No useful American TTs from these guys.
ARD Dewey, AS Holland, Canpus, Otus, AV Langley, 3 AK, 2 PG, 2 AM, 1 AM SUNK, 1 AO, 1 AP, TK La Estella Caltex BLOWS UP!, and a Yo-.
For a commitment of 102 Strike Planes this is OUTSTANDING work.
Will cover all other info in a few minutes.
< Message edited by John 3rd -- 12/9/2013 12:31:59 AM >