Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> After Action Reports >> Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies Page: [1] 2 3 4   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/22/2019 8:19:11 PM   
BillBrown


Posts: 2230
Joined: 6/15/2002
Status: online
WingCmdr has taken up the challange of being Japan in this Focus Pacific scenario 78 game.
The scenario 78 files can be found here: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4628498
And the general discussion of the Focus Pacific is found here: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4094291

We have only a few house rules:
1. No 4 engine Naval Attack by either side( Japan has 4 engine bombers )
2. No ground attack using the large payload 4 engine bombers into a hex that has friendly forces.

So that is it, WingCmdr is working on turn 1 adn our rules for that are pretty straight forward and normal.
1. Allies can move existing TFs, and chinese Units. No other orders to be given.
2. The Japanese will not do any deep penatrations, no Palambang or such on turn 1.

As a backgound, I have played 2 games of Focus Pacific. The first was using the original scenario 71 release.
My opponet called it quits in mid 1943 after I took Harbin, the active soviets were too much.
My second game was against paradigmblue using a scenario that he toned down some. It ended in the middle
of 1942 when he had some personal RL problems. Both of these had active Soviets which added a lot to the
Allied strength. This new sceario 78 does not have the Soviets Active.

This is the change log:
Focus Pacific-Scenario 78-GP’s Mod Change Log
As Of 4/24/2019
1. The following plus many other changes (That I have forgotten over the last 3 years) are designed to help balance out the original scenario 70.
2. Removed upwards of 40+ allied air units.
3. Lowered production levels of most allied airframes.
4. Lowered the experience of some allied squadrons.
5. Lowered the maneuver rating of some French fighters
6. Set the Soviets to non-active.
7. Reduced supply production around the map to a point in between stock and Focus Pacific
8. Removed some Dutch and French LCU’s
9. Pushed back the arrival dates for some Dutch LCU reinforcements.
10. Reduced the number of Dutch CD guns within the CD LCU’s.
11. Added 12 more single plane float patrol units for the ships that are missing them. They are in groups of 4 at Babeldaob, Truk and Tokyo.
12. Removed the allied sub early effective torpedoes.
13. Reduced daily Political Point generation for both sides.
14. Increased Japanese starting PP’s.
15. Decreased allied starting PP’s.
16. Special change by Admiral Dadman. You now have a choice for your Iowa class build out.
17. Added the following IJN escort ships; 8 Kagero Class DD’s, 6 Hatsuharu Class DD’s, 4 Akitsuki Class DD’s and 8 Shimushu Class “E” boats. They are spread around several Home Island bases.
18. Note, for the allies, the Dutch CLAA’s need to be refueled manual with the refuel ships button.

As you can see, the Allies have been cut back in a number of areas, but there are some added items also. I will go into those is later posts.


< Message edited by BillBrown -- 5/22/2019 8:22:04 PM >
Post #: 1
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/22/2019 8:19:36 PM   
BillBrown


Posts: 2230
Joined: 6/15/2002
Status: online
Brian has asked me to post these in his mod thread, probably it is better.

< Message edited by BillBrown -- 5/23/2019 4:34:47 PM >

(in reply to BillBrown)
Post #: 2
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/22/2019 8:34:50 PM   
Canoerebel


Posts: 19684
Joined: 12/14/2002
From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
Status: offline
Hey, Bill, isn't this your first AAR? You've been hanging around helpfully for years now, so it will be a pleasure to follow your AAR.

(in reply to BillBrown)
Post #: 3
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/22/2019 8:42:17 PM   
BillBrown


Posts: 2230
Joined: 6/15/2002
Status: online
It is not really my first, but I have not been capable of sustaining one. However, I have now retired( Monday was my last work day ) and I should have more time to do one.

(in reply to Canoerebel)
Post #: 4
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/22/2019 8:44:04 PM   
Canoerebel


Posts: 19684
Joined: 12/14/2002
From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
Status: offline
Congratulations on navigating life to the point of making retirement! What line of work were you in?



(in reply to BillBrown)
Post #: 5
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/22/2019 8:48:30 PM   
BillBrown


Posts: 2230
Joined: 6/15/2002
Status: online
I did a lot of things, from Cook to Computer Programmer. It has been a sometimes meandering 72 years.

(in reply to Canoerebel)
Post #: 6
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/22/2019 8:57:39 PM   
Canoerebel


Posts: 19684
Joined: 12/14/2002
From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
Status: offline
I apologize for hijacking your AAR at the very start, but these kinds of conversations are fun, I think.

Louis L'Amour, the prolific writer of westerns, wrote often about his huge array of jobs, from cook to mine watchman to skinner of dead cattle to sailor to tank destroyer officer, as his "yondering days." I like that term. Nearly al of us forumites had careers that might fight that description.

I'm glad you're starting this AAR. I'll be following. Good luck with the game.

(in reply to BillBrown)
Post #: 7
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/22/2019 9:03:34 PM   
BillBrown


Posts: 2230
Joined: 6/15/2002
Status: online
Something in this mod that is different is that there are 5 Iowa build hulls that can either be completed as BBs or CVBs.
There are also 6 Alaska build hulls that can be completed as CBs or CVs. Decisions, decisions.

Also the Cleveland CL has a conversion to a CLAA that is very interesting, with 20 5in/54 DP guns and 4 5in/38 DP guns along with
28 40mm and 28 20 mm, they would be fierce AA platforms.

Also the Brooklyn, Northampton, Omaha, and Baltimore can all convert to CLAA ships. Just what the UNS needs later in the war.

< Message edited by BillBrown -- 5/22/2019 9:04:09 PM >

(in reply to BillBrown)
Post #: 8
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/22/2019 9:14:30 PM   
Canoerebel


Posts: 19684
Joined: 12/14/2002
From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
Status: offline
Bill, wait, that's on topic!

(in reply to BillBrown)
Post #: 9
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/22/2019 10:40:13 PM   
Korvar


Posts: 813
Joined: 9/3/2014
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: BillBrown

Also the Cleveland CL has a conversion to a CLAA that is very interesting, with 20 5in/54 DP guns and 4 5in/38 DP guns along with
28 40mm and 28 20 mm, they would be fierce AA platforms.

Also the Brooklyn, Northampton, Omaha, and Baltimore can all convert to CLAA ships. Just what the UNS needs later in the war.



Too bad these babies weren't ready in time for the war - would be interesting to see an AA platform loaded up with them though!

3in/50 Mk 33


_____________________________


(in reply to BillBrown)
Post #: 10
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/22/2019 11:13:08 PM   
BBfanboy


Posts: 13298
Joined: 8/4/2010
From: Winnipeg, MB
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: BillBrown

Something in this mod that is different is that there are 5 Iowa build hulls that can either be completed as BBs or CVBs.
There are also 6 Alaska build hulls that can be completed as CBs or CVs. Decisions, decisions.

Also the Cleveland CL has a conversion to a CLAA that is very interesting, with 20 5in/54 DP guns and 4 5in/38 DP guns along with
28 40mm and 28 20 mm, they would be fierce AA platforms.

Also the Brooklyn, Northampton, Omaha, and Baltimore can all convert to CLAA ships. Just what the UNS needs later in the war.

The link you provided to the scenario says the Iowas can be completed as CS ships with seaplane fighters and DBs. Heresy! At least a CVB is as impressive as the BB version, but I shudder to think of a 45,000 ton ship cluttered up with cranes and rail tracks!

Will be interesting to see this one play out, especially with those late-war AA platforms. Can Japan advance their aircraft as much as players have done recently?

One other question - Does the HR on no Naval Attack by 4-engined aircraft include the Emily (which can carry torps)? If so, that is a significant concession by your opponent.

_____________________________

No matter how bad a situation is, you can always make it worse. - Chris Hadfield : An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth

(in reply to BillBrown)
Post #: 11
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/22/2019 11:38:16 PM   
BillBrown


Posts: 2230
Joined: 6/15/2002
Status: online
Actually BBfanboy, there is a speciality ship, CS Jupiter, that carries 34 float planes, 22 F4F-3S Wildcatfish and 12 TBD-1A Seadevasstor.
The Iowa conversions are separate.

I am not sure about whether or not he was going to include the Emily or not. I probably will not worry about it.

I am sure that Japan can advance aircraft with no problems.

(in reply to BBfanboy)
Post #: 12
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/23/2019 12:27:20 AM   
BBfanboy


Posts: 13298
Joined: 8/4/2010
From: Winnipeg, MB
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: BillBrown

Actually BBfanboy, there is a speciality ship, CS Jupiter, that carries 34 float planes, 22 F4F-3S Wildcatfish and 12 TBD-1A Seadevasstor.
The Iowa conversions are separate.

I am not sure about whether or not he was going to include the Emily or not. I probably will not worry about it.

I am sure that Japan can advance aircraft with no problems.

Ah, I misread two successive sentences which talked about the special CS construction and then said the option was for construction of the Iowa class. I took the two to be talking about the same thing. Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa!




Attachment (1)

_____________________________

No matter how bad a situation is, you can always make it worse. - Chris Hadfield : An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth

(in reply to BillBrown)
Post #: 13
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/23/2019 2:21:42 AM   
durnedwolf


Posts: 519
Joined: 5/23/2005
From: USA
Status: offline
This starts with Russia off. but there's a LOT of oil in Russia... Any concerns on your part? From what I saw of the initial setup, the air war should go Japan's way initially. the experience level of a lot of those Japanese air groups is really-really high.


_____________________________

Bye for now,

DW

(in reply to BBfanboy)
Post #: 14
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/23/2019 4:06:33 AM   
BillBrown


Posts: 2230
Joined: 6/15/2002
Status: online
I don't really think he needs to do that. There are more than enough oil centers in the DEI for him to supply all his refineries. this scenario is chock full of supply and fuel producers. I will have to bludgeon him to death, not strangle him.

(in reply to durnedwolf)
Post #: 15
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/24/2019 2:02:01 AM   
Bif1961


Posts: 1593
Joined: 6/26/2008
From: Phenix City, Alabama
Status: offline
Congrats on your retirement and glad you now have the time to conduct this AAR for our info and enjoyment.

(in reply to BillBrown)
Post #: 16
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/24/2019 7:42:12 AM   
CaptBeefheart


Posts: 1826
Joined: 7/4/2003
From: Seoul, Korea
Status: offline
I look forward to following this. The only time I have tried PBEM was with a version of this vs. Lowpe for about a month of game time. My ships at Pearl got bombed into the Stone Age.

Could you give us screen shots of those Iowa and Alaska CV upgrades?

Cheers,
CB

_____________________________

Beer, because barley makes lousy bread.

(in reply to Bif1961)
Post #: 17
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/24/2019 11:43:32 AM   
AleRonin


Posts: 125
Joined: 4/30/2019
Status: offline
Good luck for your game, subscribed!

(in reply to CaptBeefheart)
Post #: 18
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/24/2019 12:13:00 PM   
btd64


Posts: 6002
Joined: 1/23/2010
From: Mass. USA. now in OHIO
Status: offline
Bill, Finally retired. Good job man. You won the race....GP

_____________________________

Intel i7 3.4GHz,8GB Ram,1920x1080 rez

AKA General Patton

WPO,WITP,WITPAE-Mod Designer/Tester
DW Series-Beta Tester
TOAW4-Alpha/Beta Tester

I don't like paying for the same real estate twice..Gen. George S. Patton

(in reply to AleRonin)
Post #: 19
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/25/2019 3:37:14 AM   
BillBrown


Posts: 2230
Joined: 6/15/2002
Status: online
Turn one is away, I expect that it will take a day or two for my opponent to return the turn.

(in reply to btd64)
Post #: 20
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/25/2019 9:57:29 AM   
btd64


Posts: 6002
Joined: 1/23/2010
From: Mass. USA. now in OHIO
Status: offline
Let the games begin....GP

_____________________________

Intel i7 3.4GHz,8GB Ram,1920x1080 rez

AKA General Patton

WPO,WITP,WITPAE-Mod Designer/Tester
DW Series-Beta Tester
TOAW4-Alpha/Beta Tester

I don't like paying for the same real estate twice..Gen. George S. Patton

(in reply to BillBrown)
Post #: 21
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/26/2019 5:09:14 PM   
BillBrown


Posts: 2230
Joined: 6/15/2002
Status: online
Day one is over. The carnage begins. But I think it is not too bad. Here is a composite picture of the sunk ships and the damaged ones. There is one more sunk ship, an HDML at Rangoon, that does not show. There is also 2 xAKs in Rangoon that are damaged. In this scenario 4 of the BBs at Pearl Harbor start the game in the Repair Shipyard, they are still there so they do not show up on the Pearl Harbor damaged ship report. I will show them in the next post.





Attachment (1)

(in reply to btd64)
Post #: 22
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/26/2019 5:16:14 PM   
btd64


Posts: 6002
Joined: 1/23/2010
From: Mass. USA. now in OHIO
Status: offline
What kind of damage at PH?. The ship damage looks bad acually....GP

_____________________________

Intel i7 3.4GHz,8GB Ram,1920x1080 rez

AKA General Patton

WPO,WITP,WITPAE-Mod Designer/Tester
DW Series-Beta Tester
TOAW4-Alpha/Beta Tester

I don't like paying for the same real estate twice..Gen. George S. Patton

(in reply to BillBrown)
Post #: 23
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/26/2019 5:17:41 PM   
BillBrown


Posts: 2230
Joined: 6/15/2002
Status: online
And here are the air losses and the BBs in the shipyard at Pearl Harbor. They do get protected, but of course the other 4 all sank. I like the air losses, I only lost a few more that he did and most of his were KB pilots. KB start with god like pilots and I need to get those attritioned down somehow. Him attacking non TF targets is a plus for me most of the time.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to BillBrown)
Post #: 24
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/26/2019 5:21:32 PM   
BillBrown


Posts: 2230
Joined: 6/15/2002
Status: online
quote:

ORIGINAL: btd64

What kind of damage at PH?. The ship damage looks bad acually....GP


Considering that he has 180 Kates and 153 Vals, it is not all that bad.

PH has 26 Port Damage, 30 Airfield Service Damage, and 41 Airfield Runway Damage.

And do not forget that the KB pilots start with 75 - 90 Experience and 70-80 in there primary skill.
They are truly god like and the results tend to show that.

For anyone who wants to look at it, the combat report in full is appended.

Attachment (1)

< Message edited by BillBrown -- 5/26/2019 5:46:04 PM >

(in reply to btd64)
Post #: 25
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/26/2019 5:28:46 PM   
BillBrown


Posts: 2230
Joined: 6/15/2002
Status: online
I did forget that 27 Vals also hit Lahina Port




Attachment (1)

(in reply to BillBrown)
Post #: 26
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/26/2019 5:32:41 PM   
durnedwolf


Posts: 519
Joined: 5/23/2005
From: USA
Status: offline
Were most of Japan's fighter air losses @ Kwangchowen? Was Wing able to knock the Kwangchowan airfield down a couple of pegs? That was a rough base for me as Japan in my last FP game.

_____________________________

Bye for now,

DW

(in reply to BillBrown)
Post #: 27
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/26/2019 5:41:43 PM   
BillBrown


Posts: 2230
Joined: 6/15/2002
Status: online
No and I forgot that Kwangchowan got hit also( I watched the replay a couple of days ago ) He lost almost all of them at Pearl Harbor. The CR shows 29 destroyed by flak at PH.

He attacked the port and not the airfield, that may come back to haunt him.




Attachment (1)

< Message edited by BillBrown -- 5/26/2019 5:46:58 PM >

(in reply to durnedwolf)
Post #: 28
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/26/2019 5:45:58 PM   
btd64


Posts: 6002
Joined: 1/23/2010
From: Mass. USA. now in OHIO
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: durnedwolf

Were most of Japan's fighter air losses @ Kwangchowen? Was Wing able to knock the Kwangchowan airfield down a couple of pegs? That was a rough base for me as Japan in my last FP game.


There's a way to knock out this base....GP

_____________________________

Intel i7 3.4GHz,8GB Ram,1920x1080 rez

AKA General Patton

WPO,WITP,WITPAE-Mod Designer/Tester
DW Series-Beta Tester
TOAW4-Alpha/Beta Tester

I don't like paying for the same real estate twice..Gen. George S. Patton

(in reply to durnedwolf)
Post #: 29
RE: Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies - 5/26/2019 5:54:07 PM   
BillBrown


Posts: 2230
Joined: 6/15/2002
Status: online
This first turn has gotten a bit disjointed, I should have rewatched the replay before starting on the AAR. Sorry, here is a picture of Hong Kong, also a port attack.





Attachment (1)

(in reply to btd64)
Post #: 30
Page:   [1] 2 3 4   next >   >>
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> After Action Reports >> Focus Pacific Scen 78 Allies Page: [1] 2 3 4   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.164