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  • You proved the old adage: Losers study tactics, winners study logistics.
    Boston Strong!

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    • A truly outstanding achievement, Admiral Rimmer. This was the first WITP/WITPAE AAR I've ever followed beginning to end, and I'm exceedingly glad I did. Thanks so much for the time & effort you put into this!
      "Evil is easy, and has infinite forms." -- Pascal

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      • thanks for thsi too - the game is on sale atm and so this helps see that it is not so off putting in difficulty - much like WitE which looks complext but really no more so than TOAW3

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        • Originally posted by Agathosdaimon View Post
          thanks for thsi too - the game is on sale atm and so this helps see that it is not so off putting in difficulty - much like WitE which looks complext but really no more so than TOAW3
          Glad it helped. I have war in the East as well.

          Feel free to PM me if you need any help with the mechanics.
          Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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          • Hehe...I actually picked this game up this week, too (That may be a reason why my planned S&I AAR update has been delayed ). The intimidation factor seems to come from scale rather than complexity, (a division is easy to manage. The PTO? Not so much...)
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            • Originally posted by Anacreon View Post
              Hehe...I actually picked this game up this week, too (That may be a reason why my planned S&I AAR update has been delayed ). The intimidation factor seems to come from scale rather than complexity, (a division is easy to manage. The PTO? Not so much...)

              The first turn is the worst, because you have to go port to port and base to base to see whgat you've got, and get it where you need it.

              I kept a notepad handy, and jotted notes about cponvoy arrivals, new ship appearances, & the like.

              Once you get a couple turns in its not bad at all-you've got a master plan in general form, you do a little here, a little there, and on to the next day.

              The one-day turns actually help-in the grand scheme of things its such a short time that a lot of pressure is off.

              BTW-if you play the USN, watch for the floating dry docks-those things are slow as hell & come in at Seattle or Portland. Getting them into position takes forever, so be ready before they show up.
              Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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              • what are floating dry docks and how do you get ready for them? sorry, my beginner question

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                • Originally posted by Agathosdaimon View Post
                  what are floating dry docks and how do you get ready for them? sorry, my beginner question
                  A dry dock is a device capable of floating a ship out of the water to facilitate work/repairs on the hull.

                  A floating dry dock is a self-propelled dry dock, capable of a whopping 5 knots cruise speed.

                  The USN gets 5 (IIRC). What this means is that you can put one of these with a few Repair ships in a forward port and have a massively faster turn-around time on repairs to ships.

                  To get ready for them, watch for their arrival date & port, and have a full set of escorts ready so the day they arrive, you get get them out to sea. I used one CA, two CLs, and six DDS to escort each.

                  Its weeks of sailing time from the Seattle area to the Solomons at 5 knots. But you will be glad to have them. Used properly they are a massive force multiplier.
                  Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                  • thats great, i will definitely do this.
                    Did the US historically do this at all?

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                    • Originally posted by Agathosdaimon View Post
                      thats great, i will definitely do this.
                      Did the US historically do this at all?
                      Yeah, the game is extremely accurate in terms of equipment avalibility and types.
                      Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                      • So it's on sale today.

                        http://www.matrixgames.com/products/351/details/

                        Problem is, their edition display and the explanation of editions are out of sync. Can anybody specifically say whether the boxed edition is a standard one with black and white manual or the color printed one?

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                        • Originally posted by Redwolf View Post
                          So it's on sale today.

                          http://www.matrixgames.com/products/351/details/

                          Problem is, their edition display and the explanation of editions are out of sync. Can anybody specifically say whether the boxed edition is a standard one with black and white manual or the color printed one?

                          I bought the download. The pdf manual is in color.
                          Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                          • So when this one goes live onsight, Japanese vs Allies head to head, who is playing each side?

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                            • Originally posted by Glenn239 View Post
                              So when this one goes live onsight, Japanese vs Allies head to head, who is playing each side?
                              Not sure what you're talking about.
                              Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                              • You've got about 20 posters following along on a free download game that can be played two players. The AI in Pacific War is not great - a pair of posters should start in on a human vs human game.

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