Tulagi Nights: WitPAE Coral Sea - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

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Re: Tulagi Nights: WitPAE Coral Sea - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 93128Post aphrochine
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:21 pm

WitP Researchers have some explaining to do...
Chicago Maru was nowhere near the Solomon Sea in May 1942.

http://www.combinedfleet.com/Chicago_t.htm

Literally unplayable!!!
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Re: Tulagi Nights: WitPAE Coral Sea - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 93129Post setloz
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:41 pm

aphrochine wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:21 pm
WitP Researchers have some explaining to do...
Chicago Maru was nowhere near the Solomon Sea in May 1942.

http://www.combinedfleet.com/Chicago_t.htm

Literally unplayable!!!
interesting find. I don't think the scenario designers were so concerned with the actual names of the transports in this scenario. Extra care I'm sure was paid for the combat ships though.
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Re: Tulagi Nights: WitPAE Coral Sea - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

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Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:46 pm

aphrochine wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:34 am
Turn of the brave cruisers!!!
This game has been a slug fest! I love the anticipation of watching the replays of the surface encounters. I always feel that one or two bad or good hits will turn the tide decisively, so every salvo I'm sitting on the edge of my seat.
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Re: Tulagi Nights: WitPAE Coral Sea - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 93131Post aphrochine
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:25 pm

Jones wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:46 pm
so every salvo I'm sitting on the edge of my seat.
Absolutely.
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Re: Tulagi Nights: WitPAE Coral Sea - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 93132Post aphrochine
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:08 pm

Oh man...2 separate IJN carriers in gun range.....and....

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 10, 42
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Submarine attack near Deboyne Islands  at 102,135
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Kansai Maru, Torpedo hits 2,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
 
Allied Ships
      SS S-47
 
Japanese ground losses:
      7 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
xAK Kansai Maru is sighted by SS S-47
SS S-47 launches 4 torpedoes
 
 
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Deboyne Islands at 101,141, Range 3,000 Yards
 
Japanese Ships
      CV Shokaku
      CA Myoko
      CA Haguro
      DD Shiratsuyu
      DD Shigure
      DD Yugure
      DD Ariake
      DD Akebono
 
Allied Ships
      CA New Orleans, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1
 
Reduced sighting due to 14% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 14% moonlight: 4,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 3,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 3,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Yugure at 3,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Shigure at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Yugure engages CA New Orleans at 2,000 yards
DD Shigure engages CA New Orleans at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Yugure engages CA New Orleans at 7,000 yards
DD Akebono engages CA New Orleans at 7,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages CA New Orleans at 7,000 yards
Good, H. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Shigure at 12,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Yugure at 12,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Yugure at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...
 
 
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Deboyne Islands at 103,142, Range 22,000 Yards
 
Japanese Ships
      CV Zuikaku,  heavy damage
      DD Ushio
 
Allied Ships
      DD Sims
 
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Japanese Escort TF evades combat
 
 
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 97,131
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 12
 
Allied aircraft
      A-20A Havoc x 4
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      A-20A Havoc: 1 damaged
      A-20A Havoc: 1 destroyed by flak
 
Japanese Ships
      CM Tsugaru
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x A-20A Havoc bombing from 100 feet * 
               Naval Attack:  1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      12 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 97,131
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 12
 
Allied aircraft
      A-20A Havoc x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Japanese Ships
      CM Tsugaru, Bomb hits 1,  on fire
 
Japanese ground losses:
      16 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x A-20A Havoc bombing from 100 feet * 
               Naval Attack:  1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      12 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
      Raid is overhead
...nothing!! :cry:
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Re: Tulagi Nights: WitPAE Coral Sea - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 93137Post aphrochine
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:45 am

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 97,131

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12

Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-20A Havoc: 1 damaged
A-20A Havoc: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CM Tsugaru

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-20A Havoc bombing from 100 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 97,131

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12

Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 3

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CM Tsugaru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Japanese ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-20A Havoc bombing from 100 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Looks like the invasion of Port Moresby commences!!

I'm wondering how long those zeroes can maintain LRCAP?? Considering that most Hikotai are ~27 planes...at 12 overhead, that's gotta be around 100% LRCAP.

....very exhausting!! :twisted:
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Re: Tulagi Nights: WitPAE Coral Sea - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 93147Post aphrochine
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:44 am

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 11, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 97,141, Range 26,000 Yards
 
Japanese Ships
      CV Shokaku
      CA Myoko
      CA Haguro
      DD Shiratsuyu
      DD Shigure
      DD Yugure
      DD Ariake
      DD Akebono
 
Allied Ships
      CV Lexington
      CA Astoria
      CA Minneapolis
      DD Phelps
      DD Dewey
      DD Aylwin
 
Reduced visibility due to Rain  with 7% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 7% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat
 
 
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 98,130, Range 1,000 Yards
 
Japanese Ships
      CA Aoba
      CA Kinugasa
      DD Sazanami, Shell hits 1
 
Allied Ships
      DD Anderson
      DD Hammann
      DD Morris
      DD Perkins, Shell hits 3,  heavy fires
 
Reduced sighting due to 7% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 7% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Ginder, J. crosses the 'T'
DD Sazanami engages DD Perkins at 1,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DD Perkins at 1,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Perkins at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Perkins engages CA Kinugasa at 2,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Morris at 2,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Hammann at 2,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Anderson at 2,000 yards
Task forces break off...
 
 
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Pre-Invasion action off Port Moresby (98,130) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
 
59 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      CA Kako
      CA Furutaka
      xAKL Noshiro Maru #2, Shell hits 1
      CM Tsugaru
      xAK Canberra Maru
      xAKL Hagoromo Maru, Shell hits 2
      xAK Aso Maru
 
Japanese ground losses:
      102 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
 
CA Kako firing at Port Moresby Brigade
CA Furutaka firing at 15th RAAF Base Force
15th RAAF Base Force firing at CA Furutaka
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Noshiro Maru #2 at 8,000 yards
CM Tsugaru firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Canberra Maru at 8,000 yards
CA Furutaka firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Hagoromo Maru at 8,000 yards
CM Tsugaru firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards
 
 
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Amphibious Assault at Port Moresby (98,130)
 
TF 7 troops unloading over beach at Port Moresby, 98,130
 
Japanese ground losses:
      77 casualties reported
         Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
 
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /3
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /4
15 Support troops lost overboard during unload of Kure 3rd SNLF /6
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
 
45 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      CA Kako, Shell hits 1
      CA Furutaka
      xAKL Noshiro Maru #2, Shell hits 2
      xAK Canberra Maru, Shell hits 1
      DMS W.20
      xAK Aso Maru
      CM Tsugaru
 
Japanese ground losses:
      23 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
15th RAAF Base Force firing at CA Kako
CA Kako firing at 15th RAAF Base Force
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Noshiro Maru #2 at 6,000 yards
CA Furutaka firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Canberra Maru at 6,000 yards
CA Furutaka firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Noshiro Maru #2 at 6,000 yards
DMS W.20 firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards
 
 
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 97,131, Range 20,000 Yards
 
Japanese Ships
      CA Aoba
      CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 1
      DD Sazanami, Shell hits 3,  heavy damage
 
Allied Ships
      DD Anderson, Shell hits 5,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
      DD Hammann, Shell hits 1,  on fire
      DD Morris
      DD Perkins
 
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Sawa, M. crosses the 'T'
CA Kinugasa engages DD Perkins at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Anderson at 15,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DD Perkins at 15,000 yards
DD Anderson engages DD Sazanami at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Morris engages DD Sazanami at 14,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Hammann at 14,000 yards
DD Anderson engages DD Sazanami at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Perkins at 11,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DD Hammann at 11,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Hammann at 11,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Anderson at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Anderson at 8,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Morris at 8,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Sazanami at 8,000 yards
DD Anderson engages DD Sazanami at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Perkins at 13,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DD Hammann at 13,000 yards
DD Perkins engages DD Sazanami at 13,000 yards
DD Anderson engages DD Sazanami at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Perkins at 17,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Morris at 17,000 yards
DD Anderson engages DD Sazanami at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Perkins at 19,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DD Morris at 19,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Hammann at 19,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Anderson at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Anderson at 20,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Perkins at 20,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DD Morris at 20,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DD Anderson at 20,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Anderson at 20,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DD Anderson at 20,000 yards
DD Anderson engages DD Sazanami at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Perkins at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Perkins at 26,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DD Anderson at 26,000 yards
Sawa, M. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Task forces break off...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 4
 
Allied aircraft
      A-20A Havoc x 6
      P-40E Warhawk x 8
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      A-20A Havoc: 1 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Aso Maru
      xAK Ikushima Maru
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x A-20A Havoc bombing from 100 feet * 
               Naval Attack:  1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
EIII-1 Chutai with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
      Raid is overhead
Tainan Ku S-2 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 3
 
Allied aircraft
      B-25C Mitchell x 9
      P-40E Warhawk x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-25C Mitchell: 3 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      xAKL Noshiro Maru #2, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
      xAK Ikushima Maru
      xAK Canberra Maru
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 100 feet * 
               Naval Attack:  1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 100 feet * 
               Naval Attack:  1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
EIII-1 Chutai with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Tainan Ku S-2 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 25
      G3M2 Nell x 17
 
Allied aircraft
      P-40E Warhawk x 8
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
      G3M2 Nell: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
      G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
 
Allied aircraft losses
      P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
 
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      14 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
49thFG/7th FS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 6000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 4
 
Allied aircraft
      A-20A Havoc x 6
      P-40E Warhawk x 1
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      A-20A Havoc: 1 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      CM Tsugaru
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x A-20A Havoc bombing from 100 feet * 
               Naval Attack:  1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
EIII-1 Chutai with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
      Raid is overhead
Tainan Ku S-2 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 2
 
Allied aircraft
      B-25C Mitchell x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Tatumiya Maru
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 100 feet * 
               Naval Attack:  1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
EIII-1 Chutai with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
Tainan Ku S-2 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 5000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes
 
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
 
32 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAKL Hagoromo Maru, Shell hits 1
      CA Furutaka
      DMS W.20
      xAK Aso Maru
      CM Tsugaru
 
Japanese ground losses:
      10 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
 
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Hagoromo Maru at 5,000 yards
DMS W.20 firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards
 
 
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 1653 troops, 23 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 109
 
Defending force 4848 troops, 52 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 145
 
Japanese ground losses:
      11 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    49th Australian Battalion
    Port Moresby Brigade
    15th RAAF Base Force
 
Defending units:
    144th Infantry Regiment
    Kure 3rd SNLF
 
 
Well, it looks like both carriers high tailed it for home port after that encounter. :=/:
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Re: Tulagi Nights: WitPAE Coral Sea - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 93148Post aphrochine
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:38 am

So my LBA attacking this invasion force has been a stark reminder that you cannot do in a scenario, what you do in a campaign. Had this been a campaign, I would have had 100+ AV support with the better part of a bomber group of 50+ Strafe & LowNav trained pilots at Port Moresby.

...but a little history is fun.

I'm really scared to see what kind of attack you can muster now that you are ashore.
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Re: Tulagi Nights: WitPAE Coral Sea - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 93155Post Jones
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:06 pm

aphrochine wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:38 am
...but a little history is fun.
Yeah, if this were a campaign it would be January 1941, not May! It just goes to show that with all the benefit of hindsight, min/maxing and other tricks that players learn, you can never recreate history.
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Re: Tulagi Nights: WitPAE Coral Sea - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 93163Post aphrochine
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:48 am

Jones wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:06 pm
Yeah, if this were a campaign it would be January 1941, not May!
Absolutely!! Even in Jan 42, I'd have my CVTFs in better shape than in this scenario.
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Re: Tulagi Nights: WitPAE Coral Sea - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 93170Post Jones
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:19 pm

Game over! Well played!
"Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war" - William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar"

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Re: Tulagi Nights: WitPAE Coral Sea - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 93174Post aphrochine
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:15 am

Final Turn Results:

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 14, 42
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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
 
14 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Aso Maru
      CA Kako
 
6" Mk XI/XII Gun battery firing at xAK Aso Maru
 
 
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 98,130, Range 2,000 Yards
 
Japanese Ships
      CA Kinugasa
      CA Furutaka, Shell hits 1
      CA Kako
      CM Tsugaru, Shell hits 3
      DMS W.20
      xAK Asakaze Maru, Shell hits 2,  on fire
      xAK Kamikaze Maru, Shell hits 10,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
      xAK Kasuga Maru #2
      xAK Aso Maru
 
Allied Ships
      CA Portland, Shell hits 2
      CA Minneapolis, Shell hits 2
 
Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Low visibility due to Thunderstorms  with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA Minneapolis at 2,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CA Portland at 2,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CM Tsugaru at 2,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages xAK Kamikaze Maru at 2,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA Minneapolis at 2,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CA Portland at 2,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CA Minneapolis at 2,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages xAK Kamikaze Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CA Kinugasa at 3,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CA Furutaka at 3,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages xAK Aso Maru at 3,000 yards
CA Portland engages xAK Kasuga Maru #2 at 3,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages xAK Asakaze Maru at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA Minneapolis at 2,000 yards
CA Portland engages CA Kinugasa at 2,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DMS W.20 at 2,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages xAK Asakaze Maru at 2,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA Minneapolis at 2,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CA Portland at 2,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...
 
 
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Sub attack near Port Moresby  at 98,133
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Kagu Maru, Torpedo hits 2,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
 
Allied Ships
      SS S-47
 
SS S-47 launches 4 torpedoes
 
 
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ASW attack near Deboyne Islands  at 102,135
 
Japanese Ships
      E Oite
      E Asanagi
 
Allied Ships
      SS S-38
 
SS S-38 is located by E Oite
E Asanagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Asanagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Asanagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Asanagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Asanagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      B-25C Mitchell x 3
      P-40E Warhawk x 4
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 100 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on 49th Australian Battalion, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 22
      G3M2 Nell x 16
 
Allied aircraft
      P-40E Warhawk x 3
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      G3M2 Nell: 8 damaged
 
Allied aircraft losses
      P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
 
Allied ground losses:
      17 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
       4 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
49thFG/7th FS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 6000.
      Raid is overhead
49th FG/9th FS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
      Raid is overhead
 
Also attacking Port Moresby Brigade ...
Also attacking 49th Australian Battalion ...
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on 15th RAAF Base Force, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 10
      G4M1 Betty x 22
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      18 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      22 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,133
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 4
 
Allied aircraft
      TBD-1 Devastator x 7
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Kasuga Maru #2
      xAK Aso Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       7 x TBD-1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet
               Naval Attack:  1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
 
CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      F4F-3 Wildcat x 3
      SBD-3 Dauntless x 11
 
Allied aircraft losses
      SBD-3 Dauntless: 4 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
               Ground Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
       2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
               Ground Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
       4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
               Ground Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,133
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 4
 
Allied aircraft
      SBD-3 Dauntless x 9
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      CA Kinugasa, Bomb hits 1
      xAK Kasuga Maru #2, Bomb hits 2,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
       3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130
 
Allied Ships
      DD Perkins
      DD Morris
 
DD Perkins firing at 144th Infantry Regiment
DD Morris firing at 144th Infantry Regiment
 
 
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
 
Japanese Shock attack
 
Attacking force 4792 troops, 52 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 132
 
Defending force 4642 troops, 51 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 89
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 43 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 71 
 
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0) 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
 morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-)
 
Japanese ground losses:
      306 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 43 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      303 casualties reported
         Squads: 30 destroyed, 10 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    144th Infantry Regiment
    Kure 3rd SNLF
 
Defending units:
    49th Australian Battalion
    Port Moresby Brigade
    15th RAAF Base Force
 
 
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 3868 troops, 51 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 68
 
Defending force 4489 troops, 52 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 102
 
Assaulting units:
    Port Moresby Brigade
    49th Australian Battalion
    15th RAAF Base Force
 
Defending units:
    144th Infantry Regiment
    Kure 3rd SNLF
 
 
The Japanese fail to take Port Moresby, but the defenders are in horrible shape.

Allies Toll:
1 CV Lost, 1 CV moderately damaged
1 CA Lost, several moderately to heavily damaged
1-2 DDs lost, iirc
1 AO lost

Japanese Toll:
1 CV Heavily Damaged, 1 CV moderately damaged
1 CVL Heavily Damaged
Several CAs lightly to moderately damaged
Numerous escorts and merchant ships lost


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While the score doesnt represent the true results imo. From where I sit, this is probably a draw with a slight tilt towards IJ. Carrier loss outcome was on par with history. While I didnt sink the Shoho (from what I can tell), I did do much more damage to the Shikoku and Zuikaku. I forget which one was crippled, but there is no guarantee that CV would ever get back to port (unless I'm over estimating the damage caused).

I lost the Yorktown instead of the Lexington, which was less than ideal. The Yorktowns are better ships in every sense.

I think I lost 1 CA, but I'm not sure what you lost. I sunk more shipping, but you got that AO (which are worth gold to the Allies in 1942).

I dont seem to be able to view the "End Game Stats", the client immediately closes out.

The final result would have been which side would be able to reinforce Port Moresby. That we, will never know... :mrgreen:
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