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paulr
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« Reply #45 on: 12 September 2017, 12:32:02 AM »

And I think the Japanese noticed some particularly big bangs during the bombardment  Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #46 on: 12 September 2017, 02:10:30 AM »

Wow, what a fight, thanks for posting!  I L-O-V-E the pics; I enjoyed the previous write-ups, but I'm a simple man and absolutely need the pics.

So the USN got roughed up a bit; I agree with Ace regarding the strategic victory: the US Navy losses will quickly be made good (at least once we get into late '42 and '43), while any Japanese ships out of the line for repairs should prove quite costly.

"And if the Marines hold"
How dare you!  Is not and never was in doubt! Wink

V/R,
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« Reply #47 on: 12 September 2017, 03:42:37 PM »

Thanks for the explanation on the rules Pierre; that does make quite a difference indeed. Still; nothing too bad I'd say; the USN took far worse beatings during those battles in '42. You'll live!

Cheers,
Rob
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paulr
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« Reply #48 on: 13 September 2017, 06:00:53 AM »

Thanks for the comments guys Smiley

Jack, This was the first game worth taking pictures of. Fog and air attacks with counters are not particularly photogenic  Wink

I've just heard from Peter, as I feared the Japanese launched a major assault on Henderson Field Nail biting Nail biting Nail biting

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The Marines held Whew! Smiley Smiley Smiley

Now I need to work out what ships aren't heading for the repair yards and plan my moves for November  Undecided
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« Reply #49 on: 13 September 2017, 10:34:25 AM »

Make sure you get Henderson airfield sorted out and send some surplus Navy squadrons over there if the CV's are being kept at a safe distance or when they are under repair...

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Rob
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mad lemmey
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« Reply #50 on: 13 September 2017, 10:37:26 AM »

Oi, no coaching!  Grin
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« Reply #51 on: 13 September 2017, 10:46:09 AM »

Oi, no coaching!  Grin
Would it be okay if I gave the Japanese some advice too...? Embarrassed

Cheers,
Rob  Wink
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« Reply #52 on: 13 September 2017, 11:39:45 AM »

Yes, but don't coach them!  Grin
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« Reply #53 on: 13 September 2017, 02:38:10 PM »

"The Marines held"

What is with you guys?  It could be no other way.  The US Army might run, the US Navy might sunk, but the Marines ain't goin' nowhere!

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« Reply #54 on: 13 September 2017, 04:46:40 PM »

Only coz you've been left behind, again!  Grin
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« Reply #55 on: 13 September 2017, 06:12:50 PM »

Either way, the Marines hold!  Tongue
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« Reply #56 on: 13 September 2017, 06:17:48 PM »

Would it be okay if I gave the Japanese some advice too...? Embarrassed

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Rob  Wink

I'm only jealous because I would have no idea  what to do Rob!
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« Reply #57 on: 13 September 2017, 10:15:27 PM »

Would it be okay if I gave the Japanese some advice too...? Embarrassed

Cheers,
Rob  Wink

The Japanese commander isn't a member of this forum Wink

I'll still being a little circumspect about what I say in case he finds the thread  Wink
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« Reply #58 on: 14 September 2017, 03:47:41 AM »

The assault is resolved via a single diceroll using a D12. I visited Roy (the Japanese commander) and got him to make the roll. From the result I would presume the Marines counterattacked strongly rather than just holding off the Japanese attack.
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« Reply #59 on: 14 September 2017, 06:43:00 AM »

That sounds as if the die roll was pretty disastrous for the Japanese! :-

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