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Grey Hunter
Oct 17, 2007

Nice planet you have there.

It would be a shame if someone forgot they had a planet destroyer wouldn't it.....



I wake from a horrible dream no battleships sunk in the attack, the attack in the Philippines stagnating against strong American resistance. The whole war was going poorly.
Waking up in my own sweat was a good thing for once. Today is the day the Kido Butai hits Pearl harbour.
I make it to the operations station on Tokyo Bay Fortress. We listen as the radio reports come in.






One of our midget subs penetrates the defences at Pearl Harbour and manages to torpedo the West Virginia There are reports of damage to her engines.



Another makes it through, and hits the Maryland.



As the Americans run around panicking as to the cause of these two massive explosions, we launch the entire wing of the Kido Butai. Now the Americans will have something to panic about.



Bombs fall on both the airfield and the ships. We are almost unopposed except for some hurried flak fire.



We lose 18 planes, but destroy 59, as well as sinking four destroyers there are no reports of battleships sunk, but there is a lot of damage reported.



We also hit Wake, destroying some more planes and damaging the runway there.



The Imperial Navy bombards Midway.







We strike the enemy airbases here, we destroy more enemy airframes.



We then land troops at Batan. The Island is unoccupied, and we take it with minimal casualties we lose 50 men to accidents while landing.








We find the two most powerful Royal Navy ships our pilots focus on the Repulse, and it takes the majority of the hits. I would have preferred a more even spread, but this should guarantee the kill.



Strikes hit airbases in Malaya, Britain has to ship her planes a long way to get here, so I want to reduce them as much as possible.



We return for the Prince of Wales in the afternoon.



They go for one of our heavy cruisers, but our CAP see them off.



We return and finish off the Repulse.



Troops begin to land in Malaysia.



Fighting begins to the north.







Over a hundred enemy planes have been destroyed on the ground, but we are still waiting on the ship kills to come in.



Only the Repulse is confirmed here, but I am sure this will increase with time, its not like things are going to go terribly, like my dream....

I turn to my plans. First I visit industry.



Three carriers for 1945 are cancelled. I doubt I will need them, and they are to far off to see any real action. The Junyo is accelerated, another fleet carrier in the next few months will be useful.



Troops are ready to flood into the Philippines. I spend some time setting up troop moves China, Malaysia and the Philippines will be my main targets.



We of course order the fleet to hit Pearl Harbor again.




Okay, maybe you're new around here, and haven't got a clue what's going on. Well, this is War in the Pacific, Admirals Edition. This is one of the most grognardy games around, and I'm going to fighting the entire war in the Pacific in real time.

Thats right, one turn a day, for the next four to five years.

No I'm not mad, if you've not been looking forward to this, then you might not know that I've done this before, just as the allies. For fun, why don't you read that one day by day as well, and compare how the war goes.

This is not the first time I've tried the Japanese side I got a few months in last time before my computer committed sepuka at the thought of another five years. This is a new computer, which does not yet know what its in for.

I'm going to terribly, I'm going to get mocked for every slight mistake, weird bugs are going to create heroes.

It's going to be glorious.

Okay life point! My wife is currently pregnant, child due in April. Al going well, by the time this ends, I'll be having arguments with the little monster.

Grey Hunter fucked around with this message at 05:49 on Dec 8, 2015

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Ikasuhito
Sep 29, 2013

Haram as Fuck.


Hot drat! Its been a long wait but im more than pumped up for round two.

Ikasuhito fucked around with this message at 22:14 on Jul 10, 2017

Jobbo_Fett
Mar 7, 2014

It would be a sad error in judgement to mistake me for a corpse.


Clapping Larry

Edit: Lucky Ship List + Ship Database

Woo!

Calling the Chokai!




THANKS DRONE!


code:
CVB		Aircraft Carrier, Battle
CV		Aircraft Carrier
CVL		Aircraft Carrier, Light
CVE		Aircraft Carrier, Escort
BB		Battleship
BC		Battlecruiser
CB		Large Cruiser
CA		Heavy Cruiser
CL		Light Cruiser
CLAA		Anti-Aircraft Cruiser
CS		Aircraft Cruiser
DD		Destroyer
DE		Escort Destroyer
TB		Torpedo Boat
E		Escort
PG		Patrol Gunboat
PF		Patrol Frigate
KV		Corvette
PC		Patrol Craft
PB		Patrol Boat
SC		Sub Chaser
PT		Patrol, Torpedo
MTB		Motor Torpedo Boat
MGB		Motor Gun Boat
ML		Motor Launch
SS		Submarine
SST		Submarine Transport
SSX		Midget Submarine
AMC		Armed Merchant Cruiser
CM		Minelaying Cruiser
CMc		Coastal Minelayer
DM		Destroyer Minelayer
DMS		Destroyer Minesweeper
AM		Minesweeper
AS		Submarine Tender
AD		Destroyer Tender
AV		Aircraft Tender
AVD		Aircraft Tender, Destroyer
AVP		Aircraft Tender, Patrol
AR		Auxiliary Repair Ship
ARD		Auxiliary Repair Dock
AGP		Torpedo Boat Tender
AG		Miscellaneous Auxiliary
AO		Oiler
AE		Ammunition Ship
AGC		Command Ship
APA		Attack Transport
LSIL		Landing Ship, Infantry, Large
LSIM		Landing Ship, Infantry, Medium
LSIS		Landing Ship, Infantry, Small
APD		Destroyer Transport
AKA		Attack Cargo Ship
LSD		Landing Ship, Dock
LSV		Landing Ship, Vehicle
AP		Transport
AK		Cargo Ship
AKV		Aircraft Transport
AKE		Ammunition Transport
AKL		Cargo Ship, Light
TK		Tanker
LST		Landing Ship, Tank
LCI		Landing Craft, Infantry
LCI(G)		Landing Craft, Infantry (Gun)
LCI(M)		Landing Craft, Infantry (Mortar)
LCI(R)		Landing Craft, Infantry (Rocket)
LSM		Landing Ship, Medium
LCT		Landing Craft, Tank
LB		Landing Barge
LCVP		Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel
LCS(L)		Landing Craft, Support (Large)
YO		District Oiler
ACM		Minefield Tender
YMS		District Minesweeper
YP		District Patrol Craft
HDML		Harbor Defense Motor Launch
AMc		Coastal Minesweeper
APc		Coastal Transport
xAP		Transport
xAPc		Coastal Transport
xAK		Cargo Ship
xAKL		Cargo Ship, Light

Jobbo_Fett fucked around with this message at 13:21 on Apr 19, 2017

CannonFodder
Jan 26, 2001



Passion’s Wrench

I was refreshing the main page waiting for this to show up.




Calling the USS North Carolina (BB) early this time.

my dad
Oct 17, 2012

this shall be humorous


You are insane.

MohawkSatan
Dec 20, 2008

by Cyrano4747


My grogboner is harder than hanzo steel for this LP.

Galaga Galaxian
Apr 23, 2009

What a childish tactic!
Don't you think you should put more thought into your battleplan?!


Should be fun to watch. Looking forward to seeing how long Grey can prolong defeat.

Takanago
Jun 2, 2007

You'll see...


Hell yes. Looking forward to keeping an eye on this for the next few years.

gradenko_2000
Oct 5, 2010



Lipstick Apathy


Oh Grey

Decoy Badger
May 16, 2009


Calling the DD Hibiki! This should be a wild ride!

Pharnakes
Aug 14, 2009


Galaga Galaxian posted:

Should be fun to watch. Looking forward to seeing how long Grey can prolong defeat.

Not very long if turn 1 is anything to go. Obscenely lucky with the midget subs but not a single BB kill? Staying on for day two to loose 10% of your pilots from scratch and achieve nothing? No attempt to bomb the subs at Manila?

Night10194
Feb 13, 2012

We'll start,
like many good things,
with a bear.


I'd like the CA Furutaka for a lucky ship.

C'mon, Taco. You can survive the war this time. Unlike real life where you died. Like most IJN boats.

Also, good luck, Grey!

megane
Jun 20, 2008





I can never keep track what the heck is going on in this game, but I look forward to watching Grey sink the British Navy. Maybe on purpose this time.

Night10194
Feb 13, 2012

We'll start,
like many good things,
with a bear.


megane posted:

I can never keep track what the heck is going on in this game, but I look forward to watching Grey sink the British Navy. Maybe on purpose this time.

Note the only confirmed sinking he's achieved was, of course, British.

Galaga Galaxian
Apr 23, 2009

What a childish tactic!
Don't you think you should put more thought into your battleplan?!


I guess I'll claim the light cruiser Kuma. Not out of any real attachment, beyond the fact its the first Japanese warship I ever torpedoed in Silent Hunter IV.

It'd be funny if it died to the Skipjack in this game.

Omobono
Feb 19, 2013

That's it! No more hiding in tomato crates! It's time to show that idiota Germany how a real nation fights!

For pasta~! CHARGE!



Welcome back, admiral Grey Hunter. Glorious Japan is lucky to have you .

Jobbo_Fett
Mar 7, 2014

It would be a sad error in judgement to mistake me for a corpse.


Clapping Larry

Lucky ship list

Pervis
Jan 12, 2001

YOSPOS


Calling the Akagi, solely because it was the first CV I sunk in my first game (taken out by banshees out of Java), may she have better luck under Grey. I bought the game about 2 weeks in to the Allies LP.

Takanago
Jun 2, 2007

You'll see...


I'll take the battleship Kongō.

Klaus88
Jan 23, 2011

Violence has its own economy, therefore be thoughtful and precise in your investment

Grey, you utterly mad bastard, you.

Shadiiw
Apr 22, 2010


This is going to be good! I would like the Yamato as my lucky ship

Woodchip
Mar 28, 2010


Kitakami, you crazy torp thrower, do good for me this war.

Davin Valkri
Apr 8, 2011

Maybe you're weighing the moral pros and cons but let me assure you that OH MY GOD
SHOOT ME IN THE GODDAMNED FACE
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!


Are you going to be going for a second wave at Pearl? Or are other matters more pressing?

Also sign me up for I-168!

Jesenjin
Nov 12, 2011


I am taking USS William D. Porter as my lucky ship.

tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.


I'd like the Zuikaku, please

Top Hats Monthly
Jun 22, 2011


People are people so why should it be, that you and I should get along so awfully blink blink recall STOP IT YOU POSH LITTLE SHIT


USS Minneapolis please

Jobbo_Fett
Mar 7, 2014

It would be a sad error in judgement to mistake me for a corpse.


Clapping Larry

If I get some class designations wrong or the wrong ship, please let me know. Some names come up several times, or I make a typing error.

Also, I'll try to keep a running ship database going with all the ships that show up in Grey's posts.

Junkozeyne
Feb 13, 2012


Going with the BB Nagato, maybe it will even manage survive the whole war again

Also godspeed Grey I hope your PC survives the LP curse long enough.

two_step
Sep 2, 2011


Calling the Kaga as my lucky ship

Galaga Galaxian
Apr 23, 2009

What a childish tactic!
Don't you think you should put more thought into your battleplan?!


Davin Valkri posted:

Are you going to be going for a second wave at Pearl? Or are other matters more pressing?

Also sign me up for I-168!

A true grog would withdraw the fleet, since despite being fully fueled in the game, in actuality they were really low on fuel at the time they launched the attack and couldn't stay on station a second day.

megane
Jun 20, 2008





I guess I'll take CA Maya!

Trin Tragula
Apr 22, 2005



Grey Hunter, you're amazing.

Alternate universe summary: 2 US battleships sunk, 6 heavily damaged. Philippines and Malaya under attack. HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse damaged by torpedo bombers off Singapore. The only significant difference appears to be that the computer didn't attack Midway.

punched my v-card at camp
Sep 4, 2008

Broken and smokin' where the infrared deer plunge in the digital snake


I'd like to call the Shōkaku, unless I missed someone already nabbing it.

Grumio
Sep 20, 2001

in culina est

I choose the Hiryu as my lucky ship!

Good luck Grey, and congratulations!

Grumio fucked around with this message at 19:22 on Dec 7, 2015

Friar John
Aug 3, 2007

Saint Francis be my speed! how oft to-night
Have my old feet stumbled at graves!

I am prepared for another journey into the grognard sphere.

I'll take the BC Kirishima as my lucky ship!

fuf
Sep 12, 2004

haha

Why is everyone posting ship names? I didn't read the first thread.

Gnoman
Feb 11, 2014

"What we therefore hath joined together, let Gnoman put asunder..."


fuf posted:

Why is everyone posting ship names? I didn't read the first thread.

They're claiming "lucky ships" - those are the ones they think will do good in this war.

EDIT: On that subject, has anybody claimed the Fubuki?

Gnoman fucked around with this message at 19:25 on Dec 7, 2015

Grumio
Sep 20, 2001

in culina est

fuf posted:

Why is everyone posting ship names? I didn't read the first thread.

It's traditional in these games to choose a 'lucky ship' as your own. Makes it seem you like you have more of a personal stake in the goings on. Just nominate a ship nobody has named yet, and see how she fares over the next 4 years!

Grumio fucked around with this message at 19:44 on Dec 7, 2015

Galaga Galaxian
Apr 23, 2009

What a childish tactic!
Don't you think you should put more thought into your battleplan?!


People are claiming "Lucky" ships to follow their progress through the war until their inevitable sinking.

People get into it! Hence the "Grey Hunter sinks the British Navy" jokes that continue in his LPs to this day. He also received mostly joking death threats about if the CV Enterprise ever got sunk.

The day by day format can make things really tense. Nothing like seeing a precious carrier or something get torpedoed and anxiously wait each day for reports of whether its finally sunk or made it back to a friendly port for repairs, and then realizing that it will be undergoing repair for months before we see it again.

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Jobbo_Fett
Mar 7, 2014

It would be a sad error in judgement to mistake me for a corpse.


Clapping Larry

Gnoman posted:

EDIT: On that subject, has anybody claimed the Fubuki?

Nope, and I put you down for it.

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