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Operation Ten-Go

Operation Ten-Go

Well, I just want to thank everyone who gave me feedback on the map that I have proposed.  Because the original thread I proposed this map on has comments irrelavant to the map idea, and a scrapped map idea, I wanted to open a new thread devoted to my map idea, and only my map idea.  Here, I just want feedback on the map that I proposed.  Feedback, recommended improvements, whatever you feel I should know about my map proposal.  Below is the proposal, in word form: (NOTE: it has been edited)

HISTORY: By April 1945, the Americans had landed on Okinawa, and were fighting to control it, as a staging ground for the final invasion of Japan itself (The invasion itself, codnamed operation Downfall, never happened).  Desperate to push the Americans off Okinawa, the Japs, launched their final offensive of the war that involved the Imperial Japanese Navy: Operation Ten-go.  Ten Imperial Warships; the Battleship Yamato, the light cruiser Yahagi and 8 Destroyers.  The mission was to beach the Yamato on the shore of Okinawa, to act as an invicible fortress to the enemy.  Unfortunatley for them, Task force 58, which included 11 aircraft carriers, sent 386 aircraft to intercept Yamato.  They sucedded, and sank Yamato, Yahagi, and 4 of the 8 destoyers escorting Yamato.


MAP CONCEPT: Ok, so Im thinking that for the 1st time in Battlestations: Midway there should be a map that is historicly accurate.  However, If I did that it wouldnt be fair, so I'll aim for 80%.

AMERICANS: Now the Real Task Force 58 consisted of 11 Carriers. 

However, since 11 doesn't divide evenly into 4, I'll reduce it to 8. 

As for the Carrier's names, well lets face it, one of them definately has to be Enterprise.  Although Midway doesn't have the Essex-class carrier, that doesn't mean we can't name the carriers after them. 

So, for the other 7 carriers, we have 24 choices:  (The polls are now closed, but you are free to read the possible options)
Essex                        (2 votes so far)   (Final cut)
Yorktown                  (Definate)          (Final cut)
Intrepid                     (1 vote so far)    (Final cut)
Hornet                      (Definate)           (Final cut)
Franklin                     (2 votes so far)
Ticonderoga              (No longer a candidate)
Randolph                   (No longer a candidate)
Lexington                  (1 vote so far)
Bunker Hill                  (Definate)               (Final Cut)
Wasp                        (1 vote so far)
Hancock                    (0 votes so far)         (Final Cut)
Bennington                (0 votes so far)         (Final Cut)
Boxer                        (No longer a candidate)
Bon Homme Richard    (1 vote so far)
Leyte                        (1 vote so far)
Kearsarge                  (No longer a candidate)
Oriskany                    (1 vote so far)
Antietam                   (No longer a candidate)
Princeton                   (1 vote so far)
Shangri-La                  (No longer a candidate)
Lake Champlain           (No longer a candidate)
Tarawa                      (2 votes so far)
Valley Forge                (No longer a candidate)
Philippene Sea             (No longer a candidate)

(NOTE: Boxer, Kearsarge, Shangri-La, Lake Champlain, Valley Forge and Philippene Sea are no longer candidates, to make things easier on everyone.  Furthermore, Hornet, Bunker Hill and Yorktown are now selected to be in the final 8, so now you only need to pick 4 of the 18.)

Each carrier will be capable of launching 30 F4Fs, 30 SBDs and 30 TBFs.

Anyway, each of the 4 American players will be assigned 2 carriers, as well as 1 Heavy Cruiser, Northampton class.  Now, we dont have the Baltimore class Heavy cruiser, which is the Heavy Cruiser that I'd prefer to have.  However, that doesnt mean that we cant name the Northamptons that we do have after Baltimores.  To be specific, we have 14 names to choose from:
Baltimore
Boston
Canberra            (No longer a candidate)
Quincy              (No longer a Candidate)
Pittsburgh
Saint Paul          (No longer a candidate)
Columbus
Helena              (No longer a candidate)
Bremerton
Fall River
Macon               (No longer a candidate)
Toledo              (No longer a candidate)
Los Angeles
Chicago
And 2 Fletcher DDs.  We have 175 choices for names, so I'll pick 24 choices later. (EDIT: here are the nominees)
The choices are:
(The choices have been selected)


JAPANESE:  For fairness, this is where I start bending the rules of Historical Accuracy a little.
Players one and two will each have the Yamato fleet divided among them.

Player 1 will have Yamato, and 4 DDs

Player 2 Will have the Light Cruiser Yahagi and 4 DDs.

As for the names of the destroyers, they will be:
Isokaze
Hamakaze
Asashimo
Kasumi
Suzutsuki
Fuyuzuki
Yukikaze
Hatsushimo


Now, here's the part where I allow fairness.
Player 3 Will control 4 airfeilds.

Airfeild 1 will have 30 G4Ms, 30 B5Ns and 30 A6Ms.

Airfeild 2 will have 30 G4Ms, 30 KI-43s and 30 B5Ns.

Airfeild 3 will have 30 G3Ms, 30 D4Ys and 30 A6Ms.

Airfeild 4 Will have 30 G3Ms, 30 KI-43s and 30 D3As.

Player 4 will have 2 Shipyards. 
Shipyard 1 will be able to launch Tone CAs, Kuma CLs and Minekaze DDs. 
Shipyard 2 will be able to launch Tone CAs, Minekaze DDs and Type B subs.




The American Fleet will be along the Northeasten most part of the map, roughly points J-2 to J-4
The Japanese fleet will start at point A-2, thats where Yamato is. An ilsand will be located at roughly points E-10 to F-10.
(See Video for actual details)


Thats where the shipyards and Airfeilds will be, and also the destination for Yamato.


MISSION:

AMERICANS.  The American mission is simple; to sink Yamato and destroy the airfields and shipyards

JAPANESE: The mission is simple, sink the American carriers and keep Yamato, and the other key units alive.

In conclusion, I want to thank everyone who gave me the feedback, and I hope that you support getting this map created.  If you have more feedback, please post it here, and if you gave me feedback on the other post, please repost it here, because the original post has much small talk (Though please dont delete it, whoever it in charge of the forum)
I also want to thank the creators/ the guys in charge of this website, for giving me this opportunity.  For all I know, my map proposal could become one of the most popular, if not decently popular multiplayer maps of Battlestations: Midway.
Finally, I just have 2 requests, if my map is actually made:
That I be informed of updates and changes, every step of the way, so I can understand why said changes are being made
That the final map stays as close to the original idea as possible, the historical accuracy reason.

And finally, if my map is made, I hearby donate this section of the forum to the betatesters and map programmers, so that you can chat here about ideas to improve my map.

Links:

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvpa1oaKKMU

Edited By: Triviaman
26-Sep-09 14:21:57

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Re: Operation Ten-Go

i want CV: Essex, Yorktown, Enterprise, Hornet, Bunker Hill, Lexington, Wasp

map is looking very good ab

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Re: Operation Ten-Go

No, Enterprise is a fixed name.  You choose from the 24 Essex names 7 of them. (Enterprise doesnt count)

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Re: Operation Ten-Go

One question though.....how many spots will each shipyard have?

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After giving some thought, I have narrowed down the choices to either 2 or 3 slots, though I am not sure which I will go with yet.

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oh, well then i'd like : Bon Homme Richard (the longest name ad ab)

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Re: Operation Ten-Go

Good news everyone! After proposing the map one month ago, Tipsy3000 said that he is interested in creating this map!  In other words, 3 or 4 months from now, maybe more, maybe less, I will be apart of that small group of people whose maps have left the drawing board, and moved on to development!  Thank you Tipsy, and everyone else here at Battlestations.eu!

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Your map is already in development.

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So you are also one of those people who create and test the maps?
BTW, while I have your attention, mind telling me what your choices are for the names?

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Names?Yes Tipsy me are creating and testing your map(mostly Tipsy creating and me sitting here doing nothing)

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You know, the names of the ships, if you look above, my 1st comment lists candidates for the names of the ships, and Im leaving it to the public to decide what the names will be
Choose 7 of the 24 Essex names (Enterprise is a definate, so the other 7 is up to the public)
choose 4 of the 14 Baltimores (Optional)
Choose 8 of the 24 Fletchers (Optional)

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Well then I would say Bunker Hill, Oriskany, Tarawa, Leyte, Intrepid, Antietam, and Princeton. I'll leave rest to other people.

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After some thinking, I realize that there are too many choices for the public.  So, for simplicity's sake, I will choose the destroyers, and reduce the number of candidates for Heavy Cruiser names to 8 on Monday.  And as for the carriers, I will cut 6 names, and reduce to 18 candidates on Monday as well

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congratulations dude... im sad pearl harbor or aleutian islands arent being made :'(

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Trivia I request that you add Johnston as a Fletcher DD.

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