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  1. I've also been paying a little bit more attention to the CV thing since I started all of this. I did see the reaction fire happening in some of my latest turns and I'm glad about that. Didn't think it was happening at all. I don't know though ...would be more realistic if the CV reacted at a longer range to approaching enemy BBs - that would increase the chance of multiple CVs reacting to the same enemy and/or give a lone target CV a chance to completely wipe out the attacker by attacking him more than once. Adjacent seems to be too late. No big deal though. I realize there's no othe
  2. Hi Guys, Thanks for playing. UFC, take Axis and start it up - my e-mail's a little further up in this thread. De Natt, I'll try to get our game going later today. I'll be Axis in that one. ....and I think 4 games going at once will be plenty!
  3. Found this while reading about Leyte Gulf earlier this evening. Bear in mind that in GC, Okinawa and Japan are about only 2-3 tiles distant IIRC. In April 1945, the Japanese battleship Yamato (the largest battleship in the world)—along with nine other Japanese warships—embarked from Japan on a deliberate suicide attack upon Allied forces engaged in the Battle of Okinawa. The Japanese force was attacked, stopped, and almost completely destroyed by United States carrier-borne aircraft before reaching Okinawa. Yamato and five other Japanese warships were sunk. The battle demonstrated U.S
  4. Wow. One of the players in the legendary AAR. Thanks for the game. First file coming in shortly.
  5. The Leyte battles were a bit of an oddity. Japanese were desperate and it was an all out gamble and they were also starting to use kamikazes for the first time. Go back to 1942-43 through and carrier fleets always faced off from a distance in the more typical engagements - BB's could only move in after the losers left or to finish off the cripples.
  6. But you're vulnerable to the big guns whether you have planes or not. I send out some cheap stuff to look for your CVs, I find one and then I swarm it with my BBs. Doesn't matter if you have planes or not. That scenario above shouldn't happen as often as it does if we're trying to stay close to what happened in the real event. But the one's that did happen, where the two fleets did find one another and did decide to duke it out were suspenseful and momentous and usually decisive. Ever play an old game called Guadalcanal campaign by Gary Grigsby? Every time the US and Japanese ca
  7. Did a quick search on this topic and didn't come up with anything. Still a newbie at the game, but my impressions on aircraft carriers seem to be that they're far more fragile at sea than they should be...in fact I think BBs are a way better buy in most cases. In the actual pacific war, I think there was only one instance in which a BB ever fired shots at a carrier. By far, the most likely way to sink a carrier should be air attack, however in the game I'm finding that BB's have a very easy time closing with a lone CV unit due to their high movement allowance compared to the CVs strike
  8. Alright I'm getting hooked on playing this game by e-mail. I have a very fun game going as Allies right now, anyone want to take the Allies against me?
  9. Did you turn the raider mode on for your cruisers? I'm still trying to get a handle on this part of the game myself. I'm not sure if they do any shipping damage next to the port if the raider mode isn't on.
  10. Great question. I'm curious too and if not, why not? Adds a nice little layer of complexity to the game and tests one's patience and discipline.
  11. July 1942: After 12 months of slogging it out and numerous points where I decided I wouldn't throw any more units in, London has finally fallen. Axis has supply in UK in the southwest corner out of Bristol and von Rundstedt is in charge. Two tac bombers are providing support. UK almost entirely defended by Canadian troops. Looks like this may actually work after all! Russian attack in the east stalled completely at the border and I haven't lost any territory at all yet - even though they are at armor 4 and I'm still at 1. Gibraltar came close to falling on two consecutive turns early o
  12. Just wondering what the drawback/penalty is to keeping the Raider flag turned on for DD/CA/BBs. For subs I can see, that their travel distance is affected, but for surface ships it isn't. Is there some sort of combat penalty?
  13. I'm just playing my first game against the AI as the Axis and instead of invading Russia, decided to see what a Sealion strategy played out like. I hid my Italian and German navies in port until France had fallen and I was ready to start. Battle Of France finished a little late and poor weather set in and I had to postpone until spring 41 so I could bring my airforce into play. Played a strong diplomatic card against Spain with all 3 Axis countries trying to push her in. Hoping to get Gibraltar out so I could unify Italian ships with German. British navy was drawn out by the first fe
  14. Sounds excellent. Go for it. Send the first file to peterk@look.ca
  15. I just finished my first play against the AI in this little gem of a game. Got it out of boredom a few weeks ago to kill a few hours in the evenings after work...definitely did not expect it to be one of the best wargames I've ever played. Wow. I have to go back 10-12 years for the last computer game release that grabbed me like this one. Anyways, anyone want to try an e-mail game against me? New players preferred because I'm really green (the world's lucky I wasn't in charge of things back then), but I'll play anyone any side really.
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