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New map ideal

New map ideal

Ambush at Wake Island

In late 1944 Japans navy had nearly been eliminated.  The battle of leyte gulf saw to it that nearly all their new ships and even some of their old ones were sunk in action.  Japan could no longer take on the USN at sea.  They new the Allied forces were closing in fast and with no navy to stop them Japan would soon be facing a ground war on their own soil.  In the case that happened they needed to keep the civilian populations spirits up high.  They may just have a chance at that due to an upcoming Allied mission and their last two great warships... the Yamato and Shinano, escorted by the old ships that happened to evade the Allied onslaught in the Pacific.

With The new fast carriers and battleships the old fleet was no longer needed by the USN.  Just having them sitting around would be pointless so it was decided to put them to use.  Wake Islands was of no use to the US forces now but before the war it was a US base.  It was decided to take it back with the remnants of the Pre-war US fleet.  It will be a walk in the park...

The Japanese by a stroke of luck found out...  And were prepared.



US

1: USS Saratoga CV-3, HMS Hermes (95), 1 Atlanta Class CL, 1 De ryuter (spelled wrong) class CL, 2 Fletcher class DD
2: 2 New York class BBs (one named Pennsylvania and the other named California), 1 Cleavland class CL, and 2 Clemons Class DDs.
3: 1 New York Class BB (Nevada), One Exeter Class CA, 1 Cleavland class CL, 2 Clemons Class DD, 1 SS
4: 1 New York Class BB (Texas), One Exeter Class CA, 1 Cleavland class CL, 2 Clemons Class DD, 1 SS

Objectives

1: Destroy all Japanese key units
2: One of our Key Units must survive (one of the BBs or CV-3)

Saratoga has 40 Wildcats, 40 Dauntless, and 40 Avenger.
Hermes ha 40 Hurricanes(?) and 40 Swordfish



IJN

1: Shinano, 1 Tone class CA, 1 Kiso class CL, 2 Fubiki Class DD.
2: Airfield, 2 PT Yards, 1 Minekaze Class DD
3: Yamato, 1 Mogami Class CA, 1 Kiso class CL, 2 Fubiki Class DD
4: Yamashiro, Kongo, 1 Tone class CA, 1 Kiso class CL, 2 Minekaze Class DD

Objectives

1: Sink all allied key units
2: One of our Key units must survive (CV, BB, or airfield)

Shinano Carries 40 Zeros, 40 Judys, and 40 Kates (only unit that can launch 12 planes)
Airfield has 20 Oscar, 20 Gekkos, 20 Nells, and 20 Bettys
Shipyard 1 has 20 PTs
Shipyard 2 has 4 minisubs and 4 seaplanes.




What do you think?

Update   ab   my paint skills suck but here you go....

http://battlestations.eu/components/com_agora/img/members/19/mini_Ambush-at-Wake-Island-map-v1.jpeg

1: Jap airfield
2: Jap PT yards
3: Fortress
4: US player 1 starting point (only capital ships shown, escorts are to be right next to them in tight formation).
5: US player 2 starting point (only capital ships shown, escorts are to be right next to them in tight formation).
6: US player 3 starting point (only capital ships shown, escorts are to be right next to them in tight formation).
7: US player 4 starting point (only capital ships shown, escorts are to be right next to them in tight formation).
8: IJN player 3 starting point (only capital ships shown, escorts are to be right next to them in tight formation).
9: IJN player 4 starting point (only capital ships shown, escorts are to be right next to them in tight formation).
10: IJN player 1 starting point (only capital ships shown, escorts are to be right next to them in tight formation).


Black dots show coastal guns, red shows flack guns, and orange shows light aa (those machine gun ones).

Edited By: Blaze
03-Aug-09 16:07:18

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not bad...maybe you should remove the Kongo BB at Jap side bcs Yamato is much more powerfull then those US BB's

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Re: New map ideal

Blaze wrote:

Shinano Carries 40 Zeros, 40 Judys, and 40 Kates (only unit that can launch 12 planes)

That I am not too sure about, I tend to have problems trying to get CV's to launch more then 9 planes, so I am not too sure on that.

I think the Japanese need the 3rd battleship but that's my opinion

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hehe nice

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Actually Tipsy to make a carrier launch 12 planes in mp I think you have to change the unit itself

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It's set up so were its 1v1 with the BBs, cept for Yamato which is 1v2.  Besides, US has two good subs.  And really? This is the 1000th post... sweet.

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This looks good like admin says u need a draft sample

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This looks good like admin says u need a draft sample

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Nice concept.  You say you can't think of a name?  Well, how about one of these two:

The Empire's Last Stand  (Referring to the backstory of this map)

Battle of (Put name here) Island (Naval Battles of WWII were often named after Islands nearby. ex. Battle of Rennell Island)

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Or the name could be an eye for eye refering to how in this battle if japanese fleet went to hell they take us with them tht relating to a
Babylonian law if u blinded someone you would be blinded as well.........  This relates cause if us kills a ship they loose one too.... Could also be called gateway to Tokyo

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Nice names.  You think we'll get Blaze's attention?

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Idk he will check soon

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The Empire's Last Stand sounds like the best one but still not quite right since they would have still had plenty of kamikaze units.  Eye for an eye wouldn't be right since by this part of the war they US had more than 14 fleet carriers along with hundreds of escorts and 8 fast battleships, there was no way Japan could have made it even.   I do have an idea now thanks to Triviaman, Ambush at (island name) since the old US fleet would be expecting an easy walk in.  If anyone could give me an island name in the western pacific (close but not too close to japan) that saw no invasion by Allied forces in WW2, let me know.   I tried to find one on bing maps but the names were all in Japanese.

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10 fast battleships, actually:

USS North Carolina
USS Washington
USS South Dakota
USS Massachusetts
USS Alabama
USS Indiana
USS Iowa
USS New Jersey
USS Missouri
USS Wisconsin

The Empire's last stand doesn't sound right?  Ok, how about The Emipre's last Gamble?

And about the Islands, I think I found a couple from the Gilbert Islands chain that weren't invaded/didnt play a major role in WWII

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