Let us take 3 examples from the battle of the gilbert islands:
20-Sep-42 CV Hornet Torpedo hits 1 belt armor pen, critical damage, severe engine damage
11-Oct-42 CV Hornet Bomb hits 1 on fire flight deck pen. Severe fires
18-Oct-42 CV Hornet Torpedo hits 2 belt armor pen severe flooding , critical damage
6-Oct-42 CV Wasp Torpedo hits 1 sub attack type 95 torp explosion below the waterline
18-Sep-42 CV Yorktown Bomb hits 1 on fire
19-Oct-42 CV Yorktown Bomb hits 1, on fire flight deck penetration, severe damage; torpedo hits 1 belt armor penetration listing counterflooding
I also added s screenshot from the Yorktown, after the last attack
it took me 4 torpedo's for the enterprise and 5 for the Saratoga in this game.
I did not see the Wasp or the Hornet anymore in the final attack on the 19th.
The whole stack is moving 5 hexes! a turn on the 20th, based on that, a speed the Hornet cannot make in my view, and the Yorktown would struggle as well to even keep pace.
Thunderstorms prevented a new attack.
The battle for the Gilbert islands is for now over, the honorable admiral is moving towards Canton Isl. in a safe aircover zone.
Remarkably, the Yorktown was already smoking in my first assault, I think he was on station to long at least already damaged, perhaps a collision who knows.
Of course the Admiral can give us the details
no major plane counts on the operational losses, or field losses. but then the planes have plenty of options to go to in case of a sinking.
I heard multiple sinking's on the 20th, but I also hit his oilers on the 19th and a cargo ship with a sub the next day.
no Wasp or Hornet to be seen, in the attacks from the 19th, that is odd, and no new fleet moved from the main stack towards another destination according to my search planes (and I got the area pretty well covered.)
but I never sunk the Wasp with one torpedo before.
still searching for the Formidable
10-Oct-42 CV Formidable Torpedo hits 1 on fire Fuel storage explosion on CV Formidable
never found that one back as well
My intel says the ships sank, but then, they are notorious optimists and sake addicts.
My thoughts so far:
If the Hornet was afloat, why didn't I see it back in the attack the next day, no stragglers seen falling from the allied death star
If the Yorktown was still afloat, could the stack move 5 hexes in the next turn?
< Message edited by Marshall -- 12/23/2015 12:56:59 PM >