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...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 12/3/2020 10:25:17 PM   
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Well, the forum doesn't like when I log in except through a private browser - something about the login cookies breaks it (although I haven't tested this in a few months). So I've been a sporadic lurker and that's being charitable. However, I thought I'd at least provide some summaries. I know y'all are getting the regular Lowpe AAR treatment with 4-star quality maps ( they need annotations to be 5-star...), so perhaps I can post things without much in the way of screenshots. It helps that we're only a few weeks in ;).

I'll try to get things updated this evening, in between working on my office studs.

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RE: Irregularity - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 12/4/2020 10:44:19 PM   
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December 6

Since it's an ahistorical start, I get to do some stuff on the first turn. I set up a bunch of AE/AKE conversions, mostly just the AEs (C2 Lassen class, if I remember correctly) as in previous games I didn't find much use for AKEs - except for not risking AEs in AKE use cases. I converted a couple, but I won't really need AKEs until late war and the xAKs may be more valuable in 1942.

I tried to take care of all the base expansions (AFs in CONUS for VPs, forts on the West Coast just in case, forts around the map).

I set some LCU movements, particularly in China, but I save the vast bulk of these for the next day.

And of course, Force Z is ordered to flee. Should rename it Force Flea...

I'm allowed to give orders to other TFs at sea. The USN and various ABDA forces around the DEI that are already in TFs are ordered to form up near Mindanao or Soerabaja.

And I finish up by converting every xAP I can find, from xAKs, aside from those in somewhat exposed ports in the Bay of Bengal and Australia, given that I don't know exactly how he plans to open this yet.


December 7

Reporting on this is like reporting on the use of negative space by an artist. KB is split into at least 3 parts, with 1 part off of Manila apparently attempting to catch fleeing ships. Another 2 parts are near Singapore/Malaysia, striking Allied shipping and airfields there. Big port strikes on Manila and Singapore overall, but mostly it's just some xAKs sunk/damaged and subs damaged. As near as I can tell, Shokaku, Kaga, Hiryu, and Soryu are near Singapore, with Akagi, Zuikaku, and presumably Ryujo (and possibly Hosho and/or Taiyo) near Luzon. I did see 2 Kongos still with the Malaysian invasion fleets, so there might be an opening to catch some flattops with their pants relatively down, if I can concentrate enough surface forces.

Also, there are strikes on Force Flea outside of Billiton - sinking the Prince of Wales and CL Durban, and damaging the Repulse. Remaining TF is ordered to scatter to nearby coastlines.

So: a focus on SE Asia? My immediate thoughts are that this may be a gambit for India and potential 1943 autovictory, more likely the former and less likely the latter (although I expect him to gun for it if he thinks he can). However, in the very short term, he's given up 180-190 VPs per BB not sunk at Pearl, and I still have all of those Catalinas. This, and the known whereabouts of KB on the western side of the map, might open up some more options for me in the eastern Pacific than I would otherwise have in an early war position.

For now, I order all the subs in ABDA and Manila to patrol around Luzon, Borneo, the Celebes, and Malaysia. I'll try to be cheeky with the Brit DDs at Hong Kong, and I'll try to sneak the xAKs and support ships out of Manila via Legaspi on the way to Midway. Anything that makes it out will be considered a bonus. Likewise for ships from Singapore, via Oosthaven/Batavia to Australia or the slower ships via Medan/Sabang to Colombo.

In the air, Zeroes from KB and LBA have been doing their job in decimating the Buffalos and P-40s available over Singapore and Luzon. I don't expect to have much in the way of air forces here for long, and with the massing of the IJN I'm not sure I care to even try to stick around.

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RE: Irregularity - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 12/5/2020 5:12:56 AM   
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December 8

It'll take 8 more days for merchant ships to arrive in Hawaii from CONUS...

We almost got lucky today and 4 USN DDs met CVL Ryujo, CA Myoko, and just some DDs outside of Balikpapan. Clearly not an intentional intercept, and not exactly where I expected this ship to show up.

I forgot to sail the ships out of Rangoon and a handful of easy VPs are harvested by Bettys.

The IJN lands at Makin, making vain the hope that the Gilberts were going to be ignored in the opening moves of the war. Even still, the ships from Pearl Harbor might arrive in the area soon enough to throw a wrench in the works... The IJN is usually stretched pretty damn thin to make all of the initial landings and keep them rolling - if I can interrupt them at just one point, it should halt the advance along a given vector for a week or so at least.

Ships and planes moving to Australia.

December 9

More fleeing ships hit outside Malaysia, and IJN SCTFs start sinking the fleeing merchants east of the Philippines. It will take a handful of days for them to mop them all up. Was worth a shot - the alternative was them being sunk in port or by surface ships outside Manila. Akagi & Co. won't be far behind.

CAP continues to get beat up at Singapore and over Luzon, not taking many Zeroes with them.

I've been transferring planes, mostly bombers and auxiliary stuff, through Sabang and Port Blair. Seems not to have gone unnoticed, as Blair was hit today.

A Dutch sub got lucky and killed a lone xAK outside of Cam Ranh Bay, with troops on it.

December 10
More of the same, but I notice that CL Teshio is in this one - knowing this is an Agano, I go and check the scenario as normally those don't show up until 1943. I discover that there are a handful of CA/CL in the ship production queue that aren't normally there. So I did some digging into the scenario updates that I missed, and that's actually the highlight. Carrying on...

A 2-CV segment of KB is NW of Sabang, chasing down merchants. A portion of the refugees area still disbanded in northern Sumatra, so I'll put the exodus on hold for a bit.

Still mostly just triaging and moving forces into concentrations, however some things start to come to fruition:

CL Adelaide sinks 2 xAKLs at Manus, unfortunately after they landed troops. Still, that might slow things down in the Solomons area for a bit.

6 days until merchants arrive at Pearl from CONUS.

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RE: Irregularity - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 12/5/2020 4:53:24 PM   
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So he decided not to attack PH, where did the KB go?

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RE: Irregularity - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 12/5/2020 9:55:08 PM   
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It's in 3 parts - 2 of them near Singapore/Malaysia, and the 3rd near Luzon. I guess he wanted to harvest VPs and have a faster SRA expansion? I don't know.

He could also be looking to spring into Ceylon/India. I normally send the PBang/Singapore reinforcement TFs to Ceylon anyway in a PBEM because humans just move too quickly to eliminate the ability of the Allies to operate from Java/Sumatra, but his December 7th moves definitely sealed decision that for me. If I land 4 brigades/regiments on Ceylon and start fortifying right away then he can't take it cheaply. No idea if that's his plan, but his opening moves suggest either India or Australia may be his 1942 focus.

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RE: Irregularity - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 12/6/2020 12:10:38 AM   
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It's in 3 parts - 2 of them near Singapore/Malaysia, and the 3rd near Luzon. I guess he wanted to harvest VPs and have a faster SRA expansion? I don't know.

He could also be looking to spring into Ceylon/India. I normally send the PBang/Singapore reinforcement TFs to Ceylon anyway in a PBEM because humans just move too quickly to eliminate the ability of the Allies to operate from Java/Sumatra, but his December 7th moves definitely sealed decision that for me. If I land 4 brigades/regiments on Ceylon and start fortifying right away then he can't take it cheaply. No idea if that's his plan, but his opening moves suggest either India or Australia may be his 1942 focus.



There will be hell to pay for you abandonment of the Central Pacific.

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RE: Irregularity - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/12/2021 2:41:17 AM   
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I've decided to try another format... starting with January 1, which I just did tonight. I'll be recording my orders phases and uploading to YouTube, then posting the link here with a short summary. Would be better if videos could be embedded, but you know... forum limitations. I'll probably do this in batches, and try to keep the video for each day short (under 10 minutes if at all possible). And put them into pre-made playlists for, say, a week and then use that in the post. We'll see how that goes. Honestly, it's just faster and easier on my end than doing annotated screenshots.

But to catch up until then...

December 11
Not much. Port Blair falls to paratroopers. Some ships sunk by KB and Netties near there - ships fleeing the DEI, and got caught.

December 12
Lost some planes on the ground at Kunming.

At Nauru Island, a Fast Transport TF unloads. Not quite able to intercept here yet.

In the Philippine Sea, the culling continues with the IJN chasing the poor merchants. Landings at Legaspi.

At Colombo, some ships are sunk in port, but nothing serious - a few xAKs and the like. The 2 IJN CVs that were near Singapore and outside Port Blair a few days ago are now up here.

December 13
Some action! CLs Tenryu, Tatsuta, Yubari, and some DDs come to Rabaul, where I have CA Canberra, CL Perth, and escorts. Canberra is eventually sunk, with fires on IJN ships. Yubari and Tatsuta went into escort TFs, but I'm unsure if they received enough damage to eventually sink.

The USN CVs get spotted near Ocean Island, and Nells with torpedoes miss the CA and DMS that I sent to Nauru to intercept.

The sub S-40 lands a hit on an xAK near Pagan.

CS Chitose and xAKs unloading at Rabaul - units that are tabbed for Luzon in stock, the 16th Army, Kimura Detachment, and Kure 1st SNLF.

Hong Kong, Legaspi, Guam, and Mersing all fall.

Fort production continues in eastern Australia.

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RE: Irregularity - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/15/2021 7:41:53 PM   
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December 14
Japan starts achieving aerial supremacy over Luzon, although today's battle with the CAP over Manila might have been a not-too-unfavorable ratio or possibly an even trade. Forts here are expanding.

IJN CVs strike Colombo again, crippling an xAP there.

Japan lands at Madang on New Guinea, resuming the march southwards.

December 15
Nothing much of note happens on this day, besides the usual Japanese air strikes in Asia and whatnot.

A gaggle of PBs, xAKs, and an AS are spotted leaving Truk to the SE by one of our subs. Wonder where they're headed...

December 16
15 Zeroes sweep Colombo today - oops, I forgot to turn on CAP. Good thing he didn't strike the airfield at all.

Still the same old, same old on the rest of the map. The CVs near Rabaul/heading towards Rabaul have disappeared for now.

December 17
We're moving Catalinas into more forward areas in the South Pacific. Getting eyes on his next moves would be useful.

The AVG is in the air at Colombo today and appears to shoot down an entire CV squadron of Zeroes. The portion of KB near Colombo subsequently vacates the area. Good riddance, I hope I killed every single pilot .

December 18
The I-20 sinks a regular USN AP at Noumea today. It was empty and was staging. Oh well.

That's about it, except that I finally remembered to start Singapore fort building. They hit level 1 today.

The Mogami and Mikuma bombard Colombo, where they destroy a Catalina on the ground and cause a few casualties.

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RE: Irregularity - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/15/2021 9:41:35 PM   
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December 19
BB Mutsu, 4 CAs, 2 CLs, 6 DDs, and 1 TB unload at Rabaul - containing at least the Southeast Area Fleet, possibly more. A second TF of 1 CA, 3 CL, and 4 DDs unloads an unknown unit. This is an interesting build-up of forces and may imply a harder push in this area than historical. It has me thinking about Australia.

There is a piece of KB still located NW of Rabaul, I think they must be escorting the FTTFs and amphib TFs there, after my CL ate the previous small attempt. I've been sneaking a force of CAs, CLs, and DDs closer in an attempt to ambush KB while it's split into parts. We'll see.

December 20
The aforementioned Allied CAs/CLs/DDs are moving to the Feni Islands this turn, where they will disband in port. Unfortunately, only 1 TF disbands before the air phase () and the second TF is spotted by naval search. However, since they did disband at the end of the day, there is no residual DL on the ships so he doesn't see them on the map during his orders phase and has to rely on guesstimation alone. KB was set to Ground Attack primary mission, so didn't launch anything. If they had, that could've sucked.

Still, I'm going for it next turn. The potential reward is high enough to justify the risk. I would prefer to trade above a 1:3 VP ratio on this (3:1 in Japan's favor being the ratio he needs on 1/1/44 for autovictory, and 4:1 on 1/1/43 which I don't rate as very plausible in nearly every game), but if I can sink or cripple 2 CVs then that would be amazing, even if I lost every single ship doing so.

Paratroops land at Tavoy, but fail.

Forts expand in several important places in Australia, and Singapore reaches level 2. Kunming gets to level 2.

December 21
Other stuff first: Palembang falls, we'll try to bomb the oil next turn with bombers that are currently nowhere nearby (oops). We sink 1 xAKL and cripple 3 more at Tarawa in a port strike, so that's about 4 or 8 VPs for us. I guess maybe my pilots got some useful XP. Rabaul falls to ground assault.

The cruisers, in 2 task forces, fail to intercept the KB at all.

The CA TF sinks or cripples CL Kuma and CL Yura, plus damaging CL Natori and crippling DD Oite. No other night-time intercepts.

It turns out that the KB is just 2 hexes from the Allied cruisers when day comes. So close! Akagi torpedo bombers are on port strike of Feni Island, which is obviously empty now.

But there is still a naval strike: CLs Honolulu and Achilles are crippled, and CL Boise is damaged. Afternoon strikes land some bombs on the nearby CAs, but nothing too serious. They're all still combat ready.

If I hadn't come so close to the intercept, I would've bailed after this for sure. However, being so close... and having a few hundred VPs' worth of "house money" to play with due to him leaving Pearl alone (typical results being 1-2 BBs sunk plus planes = about 400 VP as a baseline)... well, I'm aggressive and I'm going to go for it. It's not going to work out. At all.

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RE: Irregularity - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/27/2021 2:19:13 AM   
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New, cheeky title.

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RE: Irregularity - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/27/2021 2:43:01 AM   
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New, cheeky title.

Nowadays, those cheekys have been inflated into bootys! We expect to see you bouncing in and out of the forums...

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RE: Irregularity - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/29/2021 5:51:36 AM   
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quote:

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New, cheeky title.

Nowadays, those cheekys have been inflated into bootys! We expect to see you bouncing in and out of the forums...


Tell them to fix the 503 issue so I can log in without a private window and we have a deal

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RE: Irregularity - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/29/2021 6:05:31 AM   
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December 22
There are a handful of combats involving Yamashiro and Nagato, each with a single DD, screening the KB. We cripple 1 IJN DD and several USN DDs break off from the CAs. Something sinks overnight - presumably one of the crippled IJN CLs.

We try to bomb Palembang and the Dutch are shot down. Oh well, was worth a shot.

CAs Australia and Indianapolis are sunk by air attack, as well as CL Honolulu succumbing. Butcher's bill begins.

Tavoy falls today.

Colombo and Rockhampton forts expand to 2.

December 23
Another pair of IJN DDs with a pair of old BBs in a pair of TFs (BB + DD) prevent out cruisers from contacting the carriers, again. Can't tell if just bad luck or what. Either way, it's bad news. Today we lose Louisville to air attack, St. Louis to magazine explosion in an action that could've gone OK for us, and have to scuttle Helena.

Loyang falls in China.

Some shock attacks fail: outside Singora and outside Hangchow in China, although the latter gets 1:1 odds.

December 24
Forgot to turn off the shock attack outside Hangchow and it gets 1:4. Oh well.

Manila's forts expand to 2.

Yesterday and today we bombed Tabiteuea, killing troops and destroying guns.

KB x2 is outside Galamata again/still.

Rangoon is being firebombed, who knows why? Presumably he wants to capture it, so why would he be trying to destroy the industry?

December 25
More firebombing at Rangoon.

Darwin forts to 3.

KB shifts to bombing the dot bases around Cape Gloucester. I think he saw us moving cripples to various places trying to hide them. Only 1 CA and 3 DD will end up escaping in the end.

December 26
KB remains just SE of Rabaul. We decide not to try to hit it with a further force of 4 CA and 5 DD that went undetected to Shortlands, even though the BBs may have been broken off and/or out of functional ammo. The relative positioning is just not good, and the chance that KB moves more than 4 hexes is just too high.

Johore Bahru falls today.

We lose an AVD at Luganville to a submarine. We'll have to send another.

There is a group of IJN CAs and DDs outside Trincomalee.

Our counter-invasion forces for the Gilberts are spotted again today.

SigInt tells us more divisions are heading to Mersing. OK, fine by me. He could've taken Singapore already but I'm happy for the delay.

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RE: Irregularity - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/29/2021 2:33:11 PM   
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December 27
The I-10 cripples CM Oglala at Pago Pago - we sent the CM and several DMs down here to lay some minefields in the future, when it becomes more clear about which direction he might be heading with his advance.

Over in Malaysia, a little diversionary/disruption action bears heavy fruit - a Commonwealth regiment walked into Patani and captured the airfield, destroying about 140 planes on the ground. In 1943/1944 AV terms, this makes up for those cruisers :

quote:

Allied forces CAPTURE Patani !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
H6K4 Mavis: 3 destroyed
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 15 destroyed
Ki-27b Nate: 24 destroyed
Ki-43-Ia Oscar: 18 destroyed
Ki-15-II Babs: 6 destroyed
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(-), fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
597 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
28th Gurkha Brigade

Defending units:
92nd JAAF AF Bn


In more immediate terms, the loss of these airgroups for at least several weeks if not a month or more will be useful as well.

KB continues to hit empty dot ports around Rabaul, and our CVs continue to strike the token ground forces that invaded the Gilberts.

December 28
The I-10 is still at Pago Pago, and the S-39 cripples an IJN DD outside Babeldaob.

The I-2 spots xAP Lurline outside of San Francisco - so he did send those big, long-legged subs to the West Coast. This will be important in 2 more days...

Brisbane forts expand to 3, and Auckland as well. I don't expect him to invade this far south, but you never know...

We're unloading reinforcements for the garrison at Noumea as well in an attempt to get some forts built up and prevent a token force from capturing it. This TF is spotted, presumably by a sub in the hex.

The biggest thing, potentially, for the long term is that we land at Tabiteuea today with a Marine Defense Bn and some support units. We want to make it so he'll have to actually devote forces here to take it - potentially a lever to crack open a Pacific defensive perimeter if he goes hard on the west side of the map trying to bag VPs for an autovictory (India, Australia, etc.).

December 29
In the Gilberts, we get a few hundred troops at Tarawa - a significant portion of the troops there.

In China, IJA tanks have been running around the plains northeast of Changsha. It's good to know where the armor is, I suppose.

At least a portion of KB remains near Galamata, and landings begin at Lae and Salamua.

Suva forts expand to 3, and Noumea to 1. Madras gets to 3 as well.

December 30
The I-2 shows up again and hits CV Yorktown with 1 torpedo over several attacks outside of San Francisco. She'll need a month or so in the yard, so I guess some enforced discipline...

A few days back, the "East Asia KB" (just 2 CVs, if I've surmised correctly) passed Sabang and Port Blair, but I forgot about them (I blame slow turns ). It resurfaces outside of Colombo today and sinks a task force of xAPs carrying an Indian regiment outside the tip of India. All told, about 120-140 VPs lost. Oh well.

Another 500 troop casualties are caused by bombings and bombardments in the Gilberts. His carriers are still spotted near Rabaul, so I'll keep doing my thing here.

Tabiteuea forts to 1 and Noumea forts to 2.

December 31
Basically nothing happens today - we continue unloading in the Gilberts, the IJN continues to be spotted near Rabaul, etc.

Cairns forts expand to 2. Just in case...

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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/29/2021 2:57:49 PM   
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And now, trying that new thing. I've created a YouTube playlist and have recorded the orders phases and combat replays. I'll upload these no sooner than 4 days ahead of game turns right now - we'll see, depending on the pace of things and what exactly is going on.

I've noticed that I may spend too long on the orders phase for some folks - I'm trying to keep those videos as short as possible while still getting my turns done. My target is under 15 minutes, and under 10 minutes would be nice. I'd like to keep things bite-sized.

I'm not trying to make money with this or anything. I'm not a monetized YouTuber. Just looking for a way to show a lot of what's going on in the game without posting walls of text. I figure during 1942 here it might be kind of boring, but once I start doing offensive operations it might get pretty exciting - and a video of the action, exactly as if you were playing the game, may be the best and fastest way to share. It's definitely faster to record and talk about what I'm doing as I enter orders than it is to make and annotate screenshots.

I've noticed that when I scroll around, the display of the map is blurry momentarily. I think this is just a limitation of WITP's graphics output, but will try to remember to maybe boost the FPS recording rate on my recording software to see if that makes a difference. I also know that in this first combat replay (which is less than 3 minutes), I had the game volume a little too loud and it kind of drowns out my momentary commentary. I fix that in subsequent replays.

So here's the playlist, starting with January 1 (and just January 1 for now):




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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/29/2021 4:33:22 PM   
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I checked out the video.....I like that format! I think I learn alot more and it's more informative than a writeup

Downside: I probably am not going to have time to see them all

But I do really like the thought process, learned something on just the first one

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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/29/2021 5:21:14 PM   
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Very nice, thank you.

But I do have one suggestion, turn down the battle sounds because it makes it harder to hear you.


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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/29/2021 5:30:33 PM   
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Nice, glad to see this get off the ground. Looking forward to more!

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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/29/2021 9:14:29 PM   
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Very nice, thank you.

But I do have one suggestion, turn down the battle sounds because it makes it harder to hear you.



Yeah, I fixed that in the subsequent recordings :). Turned them down to about 60% and it's just fine - the hint of them is still there, so if I need to comment on a sub sinking sound or something like that, it should be audible but not overpowering. I think the reason why I didn't realize they would be so loud is because the software input to the recorder is at 100%, while my actual physical speaker settings are at 65% in windows and turned down very low on the speaker dial as well...

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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/29/2021 9:17:16 PM   
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I checked out the video.....I like that format! I think I learn alot more and it's more informative than a writeup

Downside: I probably am not going to have time to see them all

But I do really like the thought process, learned something on just the first one


Thanks! I'm really trying to get the time trimmed down without hurting my turns. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get the 'pause recording' hotkey in OBS to work yet, so I may decide to do a little bit more organizing on the front end by making some quick notes on the high points to cover, doing that really quickly in a video, and then ending the recording. In an ideal world, I could make 4- to 7-minute videos for entering the orders. In more active turns, this might mean breaking it up into segments, but that also makes it easier to pick and choose which bits you want to digest.

Got another turn in the inbox so will probably be able to post the next one tonight or tomorrow... but it's longer. I allowed myself to trail on a bit .

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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/30/2021 12:23:57 AM   
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I like this format - I will be watching :)

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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/30/2021 5:42:00 PM   
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January 2 uploaded.




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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 1/30/2021 6:21:54 PM   
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Very nice, thank you.

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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 2/3/2021 3:12:32 PM   
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Just got the next turn, January 7th, and I definitely lost track of time while doing the orders - I did show some extra stuff, but it still clocked in at 20 minutes . Might need to look into some basic splicing and dicing capabilities, as OBS Studio doesn't do that.

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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 2/3/2021 3:24:34 PM   
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Well, the forum doesn't like when I log in except through a private browser - something about the login cookies breaks it (although I haven't tested this in a few months).


You might be able to fix that by clearing/deleting the cookies for just this site. Once in a while the site seems to store a malformed or overly-large cookie.

You can also clear all cookies, but that will cause you to have to re-login on any site you use as opposed to only this site.


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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 2/6/2021 5:06:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Lokasenna

Well, the forum doesn't like when I log in except through a private browser - something about the login cookies breaks it (although I haven't tested this in a few months).


You might be able to fix that by clearing/deleting the cookies for just this site. Once in a while the site seems to store a malformed or overly-large cookie.

You can also clear all cookies, but that will cause you to have to re-login on any site you use as opposed to only this site.



It's working now. I hadn't tried it in months, because this just never worked.

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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 2/7/2021 1:01:03 AM   
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Got another turn today - I think I'll adopt the practice of posting a video every two turns right now, just to create a bigger gap. I think later on I'd be a bit nervous with only a 4-day separation between posted video and state of game. So get on Lowpe in his AAR to speed up the turns .

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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 2/7/2021 2:01:21 AM   
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January 3

Warning: long video. Feel free to skip ahead/skip around.

Approximate timestamps:

Shipyard shuffle - 00:05-01:45

India stuff - 01:48-09:00

China - 09:19-10:30

CENTPAC/SOPAC - 10:45-13:30

China again - 13:30-15:30

SOPAC - 15:40-18:20ish

Ceylon - 18:45




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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 2/15/2021 6:44:25 PM   
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It occurred to me that I should maybe link to the replay videos as well.

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RE: ...Baby one more time - (A) vs. Lowpe (J) - 2/15/2021 6:58:48 PM   
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January 4 orders

Another long one (22 minutes...). I'm working on this, I promise. The one I did last turn clocked in at under 7 minutes. More timestamps:

00:20 - enemy CVs spotted and setting up more search, with arcs

01:52 - Tabiteuea & Gilberts check-in, including more search arcs and saying I don't have a lot else to do at the end of this, following by 16 more minutes of noodling around.

05:45 - Various SOPAC logistics and planning things

10:50 - Back to CENTPAC/Hawaii

12:42 - Tracker checklist

13:45 - CONUS and pilots

15:00 - Ground units killed at Singapore, buying a few back, including checking Devices in Tracker as part of my decision-making process

19:31 - SIGINT check

19:38 - Last item on Tracker checklist: China




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