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Hey, the DOW must be very scary.

You're in high action to care for your units and give orders to your army and navy - and then there ist a pop-up with a red flag and a DOW. I think there was a least one second when remble thought 'd'oh' ! :D
 

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Heh, Yemen, would have taken a long time to get ther on the list of countires.
 

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i am glad it is only the superpower of yemen. fear their rowing boats and senile old men armed with sticks :D
 

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Lol, Yemen.

Good update, I am relieved that it wasn't the Soviets who decided to attack. :cool:
 

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Remble, what is the composition of your carrier fleet?

I'm playing as Vichy right now, and I wan't to have one SAG and one CAG.

The fleet I have now is 1 CV, 2 BB's, 2 BC's, 4 CA's, 10 CL's, and 8 DD's.

I just don't know what to split them up into.
 

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Maj. von Mauser said:
I just don't know what to split them up into.
attach the CV to your transport-fleet and make a gunfire fleet of the rest. 1 CV is definitely not enough to sink enemy ships while it is enough to hold enemy shipping at distance most of the time
 

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Well this is the best aar i have ever read. You should be nominated fo oscar or atleast Golden globe. What speed do you play this game?
 

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Afom said:
Well this is the best aar i have ever read. You should be nominated fo oscar or atleast Golden globe. What speed do you play this game?

I may not be exactly sure but I think its below normal or less. And it must feel even slower to Remble due to him having pop ups on everything and making the game pause every time.
 

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Remble often mention battles progressing an hour at a time, so I would imagine that his playspeed is generally pretty slow... I can't imagine him getting all these details and screenshots playing very fast.

Then again, he writes the AAR pretty quickly, so perhaps he plays faster than I expect.
 

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Or maybe he just plays a lot.
Not Sir Lancelot:
Sir Playsalot.
 

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I liked the fun and games you had with Yemen's declaration.
 

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Remble and Kami888 are probably my two favourite AAR authors. I like Remble because of his writing style, and because of his awesome use naval and air power. And Kami... Well he's just epic :)
 

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ColossusCrusher, Nathan Madien, Lord Strange, Manziel - The Ambassador for Yemen may regret his Countries decision :)

Hermann Steiner - That sums it up nicely. The red border automatically had me thinking the Soviets. The fact that it was buried under other reports didn't help either :D

BigBird - Fortunately the British have not got around to checking if Oman is at war with Japan yet :)

Maj. von Mauser - Manziel is correct I think. One CV is almost useless but it could do what my Subs are doing if you give it a couple of escorts. Bouncing invasions can be a job for the less potent forces. You could also consider splitting the BB's and BC's into two fleets and have two SAG's. Firepower wise though your probably better off keeping them all together.

Afom, Panzer6, Kanil, ColossusCrusher - Thank you very much and welcome :) Panzer6 is correct, I play at below normal speed for an AAR to make sure I catch everything. Needless to say I pause a lot as well to take screenshots. I also have a lot on pop-up and pause but not too much. Mostly diplomatic and naval combat.

sbr - Thank you. Things are progressing.

stnylan - I try not to use too much suspense but sometimes I just can't stop myself :D

Pwn*Star - Thank you very much and welcome :) Kami is very good yes and I would recommend reading his AAR's.

Update to follow ...
 

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1000 April 1st 1945.
North China Army Headquarters. Lashio, Burma.

British troops had advanced into Jabalpur and would need to be removed to prevent any exploitation of the hole created by the move.​

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General Kawabe led the counter attack which would force the British motorised division to retreat.​

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A consultation between Higashinuki and Yamamoto led to Carrier Group C and a Transport fleet heading back towards India's west coast. The Allies might leave Ahmadabad unguarded for a second time if Japan was lucky. There was a full sized infantry korps onboard the Transport ships this time and a landing would be supported.​





2200 April 10th 1945.
BB Division 1 Flagship. IJN Yamashiro, Gulf of Martapan.

There seemed to be an almost un-ending stream of enemy aircraft flying all around the Marianas and Japan's interceptors were having a hard time keeping them under control.​

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The Strategic bombers had been replaced by Close Air Support bombers for the time being as interceptors took off to prevent the ground troops being weakened. The interceptors needed time to rest and they were being denied any chance to do so.​

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Admiral Godo arrived in Osaka with the damaged Carrier fleet at 0900 hours on April 3rd. Now he just needed the resources to repair his ships.​

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A small Canadian fleet engaged the three Submarine Flotillas guarding Saipan. Suekuni would manage to withdraw towards Saipan without losing any of his Sensuikantai, but there was another danger lurking which he could do nothing about.​





0000 April 4th 1945.
Industry Offices. Tokyo, Japan.

Ginjiro was finally able to divert some of Japan's production to other things as some new ships completed construction.​

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Three Destroyer Flotillas joined the repairing Battleship fleet in Tokyo harbour.​

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The production that these ships had been using was changed to help Japan's ever growing repair needs.​





0200 April 4th 1945.
BB Division 1 Flagship. IJN Yamashiro, Gulf of Martapan.

Yamamoto disliked losing any of the ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy but it could not always be avoided.​

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Suekuni had avoided losing any of his Submarines to the Canadian fleet but he was powerless to stop the Canadian Naval bombers sinking his Senuikantai from above. Two were sunk before he could reach the safety of Saipan.​

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At 0800 hours on April 5th the interceptor squadrons tried to halt the damage being done by these aircraft and they first encountered Australian and French Naval bombers over the Palau Trench. These three squadrons were put out of action for some time.​

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Regretably Admiral Hara would also lose one of his more modern Submarine Flotillas to Canadian Naval bombers before the interceptors could catch them. He too headed for port in Guam.​
 

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0600 April 6th 1945.
North China Army Headquarters. Lashio, Burma.

The invasion fleet had arrived off the coast of Ahmadabad. The Carriers had encountered several small fleets on route but had failed to damage any of them because of bad weather.​

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The Allies had learnt their lesson and Ahmadabad was heavily defended. The fleet would loiter off the coast in the hopes of finding a weakness in the area.​

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The ebb and flow of the Indian campaign continued with Allied forces beginning to re-assert themselves. Two infantry divisions forced Japanese cavalry to abandon Nagpur and withdraw towards Vijayawada.​





1400 April 6th 1945.
BB Division 1 Flagship. IJN Yamashiro, Gulf of Martapan.

American troops in Burma were trying desperately to leave the area and another Transport fleet arrived off the coast of Rangoon to embark these troops.​

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All three would be sunk but only two would be claimed by Japanese vessels. The Battleship IJN Hyuga sank the 52nd Destroyer Division and IJN Yamashiro sank the Henry L. Benning Transport Divison.​





0400 April 7th 1945.
North China Army Headquarters. Lashio, Burma.

Canadian bombers had begun to destroy manufacturing and resources in northern India and Mj. General Fukui was dispatched to stop the attacks.​

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He encountered them over Ranchi and got much the better of the engagement.

A second motorised division had entered Jabalpur and Kawabe was forced to abandon his advance as a result. His troops were too tired to force the issue.​

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In the extreme north Mj. General Kokubu had arrived in Kathmandu, the Nepalese capital. He informed Higashinuki of his arrival who in turn sent a report back to Japan.

To: Diplomatic and Army Offices.
From: North China Army Headquarters.

At 0400 hours on April 7th 1945 Japanese troops, namely 21 Gundan commanded by Mj. General Kokubu, captured Kathmandu province. Nepal no longer controls any territory of note.

Field Marshal Higashikuni.
Commander North China Army.
Commander North China Army Headquarters.


Mamoru acted swiftly to the message and summoned the Nepalese Ambassador to his offices.​

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The Ambassador was not surprised when he was asked to leave his offices and Japan because his Country was no longer a free state. Japan had gained one enemy and removed another in just over a week.​





0000 April 8th 1945.
Intelligence Offices. Tokyo, Japan.

Kuniaki was aware of the changing status of Nepal, his agents kept him well informed. He had other things on his mind for the time being.​

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Kawasaki had completed research into Improved Encryption Devices which made it harder for Japan's enemies to decipher messages. This would help combat forces considerably. He tasked Admiral Yamamoto with improving the abilities of Japanese Submarines which were somewhat behind technologically. German plans would assist the research project.​





0700 April 8th 1945.
BB Division 1 Flagship. IJN Yamashiro, Gulf of Martapan.

The American Merchant Marine had still not completely exhausted itself trying to extract troops from Burma.​

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Another two fleets would sink to BB Division 1's guns during their latest attempt. IJN Yamashiro would sink both.​

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Negano encountered a small Australian fleet trying to enter Ahmadabad shortly afterwards. The fleet would sink but only the Light Cruiser HMAS Hobart would be claimed by a Japanese ship. Aircraft from IJN Hiyo accounted for the vessel.​





2300 April 8th 1945.
North China Army Headquarters. Lashio, Burma.

The British build up in India continued and they made an attempt to force General Ueda from Lucknow province.​

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They would fail to do so on this occasion as his forces held firm. The General did request air support but was told that it was not available for the time being. Higashikuni wished to destroy the enemy forces in Burma first and the aircraft would remain there until some could be spared.​
 

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This is an excellent AAR, I have just finished catching up to the latest update.

You are doing excellent progress on all fronts, but I assume that the soviet situation is very nervous.

Good to see you crushed Nepal!
 

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end of Nepal, nice... do you have a minister with +15% foreign IC or what else?