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RE: Disaster! - 4/13/2016 2:12:21 AM   
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Okay, I am officially not having fun anymore, but at least I am taking those beasties with me


Every allied plane downed is a victory. Every allied ship sunk is a victory to celebrate.



Yep, every victory point counts!

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RE: Disaster! - 4/13/2016 2:15:07 AM   
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Must be retrieving those 40mms from sunken Allied ships!


Maybe. I will rationalize it as a working prototype under going early field exercises. I don't think it will break the game.

Finished the turn, and sent the bulk of the fighters to Tokyo, hopefully to avoid the lousy Corsair sweeps, and to protect 3 Es there.

The Kongo and company are heading to Shanghai, going to join up with the Tone and 2 DD there. That makes for a powerful surface group.

I sent the turn away, and realized I didn't CAP the Kongo. Uh-oh!

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RE: Disaster! - 4/13/2016 1:55:33 PM   
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August 30,1944

Very quiet day. Allies pretty much stand down their air force, except they bomb Lang Son heavily.

WE move most of a Regiment from Fusan to Honshu, going to try to put a SNLF unit on Tsushima, if they get intercepted perhaps the coastal guns will bark some.

The Allies are using lone minesweepers, and although they aren't disrupted, the coastal guns aren't firing on them. Plenty of supply, I double checked the leaders. I guess I need to improve the search...

We managed to sink one minesweeper the other day with a destroyer...




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RE: Disaster! - 4/13/2016 1:56:44 PM   
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We finish off two of three submarines from yesterday, I think.




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RE: Disaster! - 4/13/2016 1:59:43 PM   
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Just can't get supply here.






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RE: Disaster! - 4/13/2016 2:04:40 PM   
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Allies get good detection on my ships fleeing Honshu, they will reverse course, merge and set up at Chinhae a level 7 airbase unlikely to get swept.

Hopefully they can draw those destroyers thru the straits.

If not, hopefully they will be attacked by Allied Air power.






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RE: Disaster! - 4/13/2016 3:13:50 PM   
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Try moving in some HQs to the area. That usually draws in some supply.

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RE: Disaster! - 4/13/2016 3:36:51 PM   
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Try moving in some HQs to the area. That usually draws in some supply.


You mean a command HQ?

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RE: Disaster! - 4/13/2016 4:04:10 PM   
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Try moving in some HQs to the area. That usually draws in some supply.


You mean a command HQ?


IIRC corps and army HQs also draw, but less than a command HQ. Not sure about air and naval HQs.

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RE: Disaster! - 4/13/2016 5:08:57 PM   
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Given that every base shown on the "trail" there has a supply ! attached to it (and all of the ones over by Shanghai!! - or are those from garrisons?), it's just not going to happen unless you increase supplies in all of China.

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RE: Disaster! - 4/13/2016 5:51:51 PM   
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Given that every base shown on the "trail" there has a supply ! attached to it (and all of the ones over by Shanghai!! - or are those from garrisons?), it's just not going to happen unless you increase supplies in all of China.


Bingo!

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RE: Disaster! - 4/14/2016 2:30:36 PM   
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Aug 31, 1944

Another submarine sunk in shallow waters.






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RE: Disaster! - 4/14/2016 2:31:25 PM   
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We trade 13 Oscars for 11 Corsairs plus SBDs. - a good deal in my book. Considering my Oscars were lost making a kamikaze attack (they all missed the lousy destroyers despite skill 70), it was an even better trade.





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RE: Disaster! - 4/14/2016 2:37:40 PM   
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The big picture...

Only two artillery bombardments: Osaka and the roadblock to the north. Allied guns destroyed for no loss -- except supply.




Tsu has 47 units and more moving there. I suspect he is loading for an invasion.

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RE: Disaster! - 4/15/2016 9:50:38 PM   
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September 1, 1944

A new month! The 120 day to game end countdown will begin now. Can I make it? The VP ratio stands at 2.079 to 1; 30 days previously it was 2.047 to 1. But the Allies are definitely aiming for the jugular with another amphibious invasion of Honshu.

Allies continue to bomb my troops, clear mines all on the northwestern half of Honshu. CD guns probably destroy two Allied minesweepers plus something hit some mines.

I tried to retire my fighters to safety this turn, and did, to get them a day or two of rest. I railed all the damaged fighters to Ominato two days ago. They arrived yesterday and repaired today. All but 15 planes were damaged...so a great job ground crews.

The lower SR planes really shine in the kind of fighting I by necessity am forced to do.






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RE: Disaster! - 4/15/2016 11:38:17 PM   
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I think it is very unlikely the Allies will land at Tsushima. Nasty terrain, wonderful CD guns make it a tough choice.

Shimoneski, Kurume, Nagasaki are all superior invasion spots given their open ground.

However, I did fly in some 20mm AA and barges landed some Paratroopers to bolster the islands defense.






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RE: Disaster! - 4/15/2016 11:58:53 PM   
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The lower SR planes really shine in the kind of fighting I by necessity am forced to do.


You're right, with the allies on the ground in the Home Islands you need SR1 fighters ... Tony/Oscar/A6M ... just no real choice.





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RE: Disaster! - 4/16/2016 12:05:49 AM   
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I am still forming up infantry divisions. A job with no end.

I really like the extra information in the box below. Adds flavor.

Anyhow, this division will go and either hold Kukong, or even move up north to defend against a Chinese attack in the mountains.

It is an airmobile division, although my transports are definitely a dwindling resource, and that always makes a unit a little more handy.

Against Chinese, in the mountains or jungle rough terrain, and away from naval bombardments the division can probably put up a little bit of a fight.




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RE: Disaster! - 4/16/2016 12:09:09 AM   
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The lower SR planes really shine in the kind of fighting I by necessity am forced to do.


You're right, with the allies on the ground in the Home Islands you need SR1 fighters ... Tony/Oscar/A6M ... just no real choice.



Pax, at this point, I will take any fighter with cannons. I have even used A6M2s. Anything with cannons.

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RE: Disaster! - 4/16/2016 12:36:33 AM   
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It is official, I am in a world of hurt when Stella's get put on frontline ASW work.

Think of them as Petes. I could even put them on a carrier if push comes to shove. Look at the upgrade path.

If these 7 planes can sink one submarine,or help sink one, then they are worth it.

Really good pilots in them, or transferring into them.




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RE: Disaster! - 4/16/2016 2:46:00 AM   
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Finished my turn, and I am moving troops and equipment all over Honshu.

Giving the day off to the battered air transports. Trying to reorganize and repair them.

Sending four PB (14Knots) to Nagasaki, where I have established a decent CAP. If they survive till tomorrow, I will use them to fast transport the heavy equipment from Fusan back to Nagasaki. Kind of neat that they can traverse the sub infested waters to Nagasaki as an ASW taskforce, and then switch over to a fast transport unit on the morrow. I have plenty of fuel for them, so no worries there.

I am going to attempt a full speed run from Shanghai with the pitiful remains of the 1st and 2nd Tank Divisions. If they make it to Honshu, they can start the rebuilding process.

I ramped up ASW search, night, day, and have three hunter killers working the waters from Shanghai east to Honshu. Absolutely crawling with the buggers. I set the bridge of fire and damaged another yesterday. So, I am hoping with the ramped up detection to snare a few kills.

I left my two remaining BBs in Shanghai, were hopefully the mechanics and crews can reduce some system damage. The Tone is down to her last 2 points of system damage and soon she will be heading to Shimoneski to tangle with Fletchers or act as a naval aerial attack magnet.

A few other traps set and we are off for another great day, as long as there is no invasion. From the unit count, I don't think one is likely.

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RE: Disaster! - 4/16/2016 1:24:10 PM   
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Dogfights!

During the night a IJN Destroyer savages another submarine.




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RE: Disaster! - 4/16/2016 1:25:33 PM   
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Allies are intent on hunting down and killing my planes on the ground.

Waste of good bombers I think.




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RE: Disaster! - 4/16/2016 1:26:56 PM   
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Butchers Bill. A very good day since I only had around 25 fighters over Yokohama.




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RE: Disaster! - 4/16/2016 1:28:20 PM   
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We destroy 2 more minesweepers...today.




Important to note the three E's south of Nagoya. They started the day at Yokohama, with no orders, but normal, normal.

They fled under their own orders, and ended up here.

Normally, when I give orders for the newly built E's to flee Yokohama, they end up sunk by destroyers one hex away.

But under their own initiative they managed to get out safely. Now they are dispersing and fleeing in three different directions under full speed. Maybe something will get away.

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RE: Disaster! - 4/17/2016 2:03:40 PM   
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I have set more units to stockpile; pretty much working on replacements for ART and ARM.

Moving the Tone and a Matsu to Fusan, I hope they make it - a lot depends upon how many sub combats they have.

Dispersing three Es that fled Yokohama yesterday. Hopefully something can get away.

Battleships fixed a point of system damage at Shanghai, and our now fleeing along the coast to Tienstin.

A dangerous turn..


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RE: Disaster! - 4/17/2016 6:48:41 PM   
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Hi, can you post what's left of the combined fleet?

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RE: Disaster! - 4/18/2016 3:41:26 AM   
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Hi, can you post what's left of the combined fleet?


I have, maybe had depending upon the latest turn, 1 CV, 2 BB, 1 CA, 2 CL. For the most part I have done a very poor job in expending my warships.

But I have learned a lot!

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RE: Disaster! - 4/18/2016 12:47:13 PM   
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Our E hunter killers are doing a great job on the plethora of Allied submarines in coastal waters. It seems like we are killing a submarine or two a day. Happy days.




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RE: Disaster! - 4/18/2016 12:47:59 PM   
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I27 heads to the great old hunting grounds off Karachi and scores on the first day.




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