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Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


Only the ALLIED side should be reading this thread!



Chain of Command:
USA:
Leadership Roles:
- Chief of Army: rchandra
- Chief of Navy: wins32767

Operational Roles:
- Commanding Officer South West Pacific HQ: frankenfreak
- Commanding Officer Central Pacific HQ: Gamerofthegame
- Commanding Officer South Pacific HQ

Commonwealth/Allies:
Leadership Roles:
- Chief of Commonwealth Forces: Rumda

Operational Roles:
- Commanding Officer Malaya HQ
- Commanding Officer SEAC HQ: blackmongoose
- Commanding Officer ANZAC HQ: BrainBot
- Commanding Officer ABDA HQ

It's December 1941: the attack on Pearl Harbour is about to begin. A day that shall live in infamy.



d10 = 3 + 3 from surprise attack for a result of 6 (One).

Japanese attack factors: 10 (Soryu) + 12 (Akagi) + 14 (Shokaku) = 36.

Current Allied forces on Oahu:

New Orleans (CA) 9-8, MD/CA (BB) 15-10, 7th AF 10-10-2, 7th AF (LRB) 4-10-6

Defense factors are halved for the purposes of Operation Z.

Action Queue:
-- Wait for the Japanese to allocate hits.

Tekopo fucked around with this message at Sep 21, 2015 around 21:26

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Gamerofthegame
Oct 27, 2010

Could at least flip one or two, maybe.


My fellow Americans,

poo poo IS ON FIRE, YO

BrainBot
Aug 18, 2012


Good thing every is fine over here in the better part of the pacific. More tea anyone?

Gamerofthegame
Oct 27, 2010

Could at least flip one or two, maybe.


Wait is this my poo poo then

loving RUDE

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


Hit Allocation:

MD/CA (10 hits), 7th AF (10 hits), 7th AF (LRB) (10 hits) Eliminated, New Orleans (CA) (4 hits) Reduced.

Post-Battle Movement:

Kido Butai moves to Tokyo
Lexington/Enterprise move to Oahu.

Action Queue:
-- Wait for Japan to perform IAI.

rchandra
Apr 30, 2013



My planes!

Do the Japanese carriers have to stay together or did they just want to?

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


They don't have to remain together, no. Basically what the Japanese did here for Operation Z was what happened historically (N. Orleans reduced but not eliminated and the KB returning to Tokyo).

Gamerofthegame
Oct 27, 2010

Could at least flip one or two, maybe.


Wait, they crossed the entire board in a single turn?

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


Yep, welcome to EotS!

Their actual moves were moving from the Ominato in the home islands, move 18 hexes to their position next to Pearl Harbour (usually the maximum you can move is 15 with a 3 Ops card) and then move back using Post-Battle Movement.

EotS works by using operations: when you move a counter, it is simulating an entire operation rather than a single move, and the more you move, the easier it is for the enemies to react. Even single battles within EotS would represent multiple engagements potentially lasting weeks in real life. The abstraction is necessary to make the game viable at such a strategic level.

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


Here's the current map:

wins32767
Mar 16, 2007



Not quite current as the Lexington and Enterprise should be in Pearl, no?

Gamerofthegame
Oct 27, 2010

Could at least flip one or two, maybe.


What's the plan, then? Racing off to the Marshalls/etc with the Pearlies would let us halt the advancement on the Phillipines for a little while, but.

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


Yeah I noticed the Lexington/Enterprise but that has been fixed now.

wins32767
Mar 16, 2007



Gamerofthegame posted:

What's the plan, then? Racing off to the Marshalls/etc with the Pearlies would let us halt the advancement on the Phillipines for a little while, but.

As with all things, it will depend on cards.

Gamerofthegame
Oct 27, 2010

Could at least flip one or two, maybe.


I assume the card boys have their cards already, though.

wins32767
Mar 16, 2007



We don't get any until turn 2.

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


That's right, turn 1 is just the play of two cards (Operation Z and IAI) by the japanese, where they have complete surprise and the Allies can't even react. I usually start with 1942 when I have games IRL because it's pretty boring for the allies otherwise.

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


Please hold while the Japanese finish making their plans.

frankenfreak
Feb 16, 2007

Almanya önde!
Bir başka hedef!
Sonsuz şef Löw için zafer!


Swift surprise, my rear end.

Gamerofthegame
Oct 27, 2010

Could at least flip one or two, maybe.


Oh, well.

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


It'll pick once we get through IAI and the Japanese don't have to play three separate offensives at once.

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


The Invasion of the Philippines is underway!

quote:

17th army attacks Hong Kong.
ED army attacks Aparri.
3rd AD, 4th AD, 21st AF, and 23rd AF attack Clark Field.
16th army, 1st SN, CA Nachi, and CVL Ryuho attack Davao.
BB Kongo attacks Samar/Leyte.

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


The invasion of Malaya is also underway:

quote:

BB Nagato from Kure to hex 2113, triggering the Force Z response
22nd Air from Saigon attacks the Force Z battle hex
15th Army from Phnom Penh to Kota Bharu, via Bangkok, Singora
38th Army from Pnom Penh to Kuala Lumpur, via Bangkok, Singora, Jitra
25th Army from Hainan strat move to Bangkok
CA Mogami, 2 SNLF from Cam Ranh to Miri (0 ASP)



8 Activations Left, 4 ASP used, Battle Hexes declared on Clark's airfield, Samar/Leyte, Davao, Hex 2113 (south of Kota Bharu). Force Z is forced to react as well as the airforce in Singapore.

wins32767
Mar 16, 2007



I thought stacking was applied always?

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


Nope, nothing to prevent you from overstacking as part of an offensive: you can actually even overstack ground units, although you will lose them if you don't take enough losses because you can't post-battle move with ground units.

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


Japanese movements from South Seas HQ:

quote:

19th Army attacks Biak.
4th SN Brigade attacks Guam.
APD Kamikaze and 3rd SN Brigade attack Rabaul.
SS Brigade, CA Aoba, and CVL Zuiho attack Wake.
35th army moves to Bangkok.



Battle in Malaysian Coast (2113)

Attackers: Nagato (20-14), 22nd AF (20-10)
Reaction: Force Z (8-10), MA (6-9)

Attackers have surprise: d10 = 7 + 3 = 10 (1)

Both Force Z and MA are destroyed.

Battle of Clark Field (2812)

Attackers: 3rd AD (20-10), 4th AD (20-10), 21st AF (16-10), 23rd AF (16-10)
Reaction: FEAF (8-10), 19th Air LRB (2-9-6)

Attackers have surprise: d10 = 9 + 3 = 12 (1 and crit)

Both FEAF and 19th Air LRB are destroyed.

Battle of Samar/Leyte (3014)

Attackers: Kongo (13-14)
Reaction: US Asia CA (4-6)

Attackers have surprise: d10 = 5 + 3 = 8 (1)

US Asia CA destroyed.

Battle of Davao (2915)

Air-Naval

Attackers: Nachi (10-10), Ryujo (6-8)

Attackers have surprise: d10 = 7 + 3 = 10 (1)

Mindanao Corps (3-10) take a step loss

Ground Combat

Attackers: 1SN (4-6), 16th Army (9-12)
Reaction: Mindanao Corps (1-10)

Attackers have air and naval superiority and are attacking in mixed: d10 = 6 + 2 = 8 (1.5)
Reactions are defending against amphibious assault: d10 = 5 + 3 = 8 (1.5)

Mindanao Corps destroyed. Not enough hits done by allies to damage anyone.

Battle of Wake Island

Air-Naval

Attackers: Aoba (12-10), Zuiho (8-8)
Reaction: 211 (1-8)

Attackers have surprise: d10 = 2 + 3 = 5 (0.5)

211 is destroyed (one step unit)

Ground Combat

Attackers: SS (6-6)
Defenders: Wake Marines (2-6)

Attackers have air and naval superiority: d10 = 2 + 4 = 6 (1)
Reaction are defending against amphibious invasion: d10 = 3 + 3 = 6 (1)

Wake Marines destroyed. Not enough hits done to cause damage by the allies.

Action Queue:
-- No Post-Battle Movement possible, wait for Japanese to perform Post-Battle Movement.

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


Urgh I forgot Hong-Kong but that battle is a foregone conclusion no matter the dice rolls.

wins32767
Mar 16, 2007



Wow, they shook great.

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


It's why I like the 1942 start: with the 1941 start you can min-max too much to pretty much prevent any of the historical casualties.

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


Japanese Post-Battle Movement:

quote:

3rd AD to Aparri
4th AD and BB Kongo to Davao
CA Aoba and CVL Zuiho to Truk
21st AF to Guam
23rd AF to Palau

New Map:


Action Queue:
-- US Chief of Navy/Commonwealth Commander: Perform Emergency Naval Moves
-- US Leadership Roles: Decide to get Arcadia in hand or not

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


As a reminder, you can move the following units up to 15 hexes:

US Asia DD 2-4 (currently in 2616, Tarakan)
Dutch CL 3-8 (currently in 2019, Tjilatjap)
Exeter CA 5-8 (currently in 1307, Colombo)
Kent CA 3-8 (currently in 3727, Townsville)
New Orleans CA 6-8 (currently in 5808, Oahu)
Lexington CV 8-12 (currently in 5808, Oahu)
Enterprise CV 8-12 (currently in 5808, Oahu)

wins32767
Mar 16, 2007



Who owns the dutch boat? Is that the Commonwealth or me?

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


Commonwealth commands other allies.

wins32767
Mar 16, 2007



Ok, move the folks from Pearl to Funafuti and the Asia DD to Cairns.

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


Funafuti isn't quite in range (one hex short)

EDIT: welp, I guess nothing is in range of Oahu in terms of ports.

wins32767
Mar 16, 2007



Tekopo posted:

Funafuti isn't quite in range (one hex short)

EDIT: welp, I guess nothing is in range of Oahu in terms of ports.

Dutch Harbor is, but I'm not moving the fleet there.

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


wins, feel free to move Commonwealth stuff as well (since I think he's away atm).

Also need a decision on Arcadia from the US Heady of Army and Navy

rchandra
Apr 30, 2013



Army supports putting the Dutch to work.

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


Can I get a final decision on Emergency movement and Arcadia please?

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wins32767
Mar 16, 2007



Leave the rest of the boats where they are, take the card.

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