From: Iowan in MD/DC
Looking at the score, he may have thrown in the towel because he was losing.
I know some people have found opponents willing to step in to replace someone who quit.
To be fair, he had taken rather a hammering as you so rightly pointed out.
Allied CV's Sunk = 8
Japanese CV's sunk = 3
Allied BB's sunk = 12
Japanese BB's sunk = 0
The IJA were entering Northern India from Burma.
Chunking was about to fall after two months of siege.
After an initial push that recaptured Makin, Tarawa and Ocean, the Allies met with disaster at Kusaie, and what was left of the US 27th Inf Div and the 3rd Marine Div were being wiped out.
I had a good run. I can't really complain that much. And I learnt SO much, it was a great experience :)
Well, he has been hurt but against any but the best Japanese players a good Allied player can take over this game and have a very good shot at winning. Losing the BBs sting but is not critical as the Allied surface fleet is so much better by 1944. Carrier losses are not extreme and American ground unit are very easy to rebuild. I just don't think your ex opponent realizes the total flood of resources that he is about to get. I suspect your opponent just feels that he is not good enough to take you on in the long term. Too bad as you learn the game the best when you are slightly in a hole. Hope you found a good opponent to take this one over. There is still a good game here.
I should add that the most important thing at this time is if he has lost a lot of APs and Aks that can be upgraded to APA and AKAs. This would hurt the Allies more than anything else.
I can speak from experience here, and back that up . The BB losses are also concerning, but even with 8 CVs lost a prospective opponent should be able to establish air cover for invasions and find other ways of getting things done (well, LBA). It's not impossible, but definitely challenging. Particularly with so few IJA VPs lost (960!!!) and Chungking hasn't even fallen with that VP ratio... The loss of Chungking would put this back in the realm of autovictory in 1944 for the IJA, especially in case of another Allied naval disaster, unless the Allies could make serious progress in terms of attrition.