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Seizing the Atoll (Reworked Operation Hailstone)

Seizing the Atoll (Reworked Operation Hailstone)

With Velcor having made a "Raid on Truk" map, that means that it is now impossible for Operation Hailstone to get made (and I really liked the name "Operation Hailstone") in its current state.  So, I have decided to recycle this old idea into something different.  An alternate history map, you could say.

BACKSTORY:

It is November 1943.  It has been almost a year since the Japanese have withdrawn from Guadalcanal (Operation Ke), and now they are trying to figure out what to do.  A reconassince plane on routine air patrol noticed an uncharted Island chain roughly 150 miles southwest of the Solomon Island chain.  It's flat terrain makes it perfect for airfields, and its atoll feature would make a great harbor.  So, the high command decides to take a gamble:

Use the newly discovered Islands as a staging point for retaking Guadalcanal, and push America back.  Just 7 months earlier Admrial Isoroku Yamamoto was shot down over the solomon Islands while undergoing an inspection of it from a G4M.  In honor of the late admiral, the Japanese hereby name it "Yamamoto Atoll."

However, due to the American MAGIC, the Americans get wind of this, and decide to take the islands for themselves.  However, they plan to rename the islands "Chicago Atoll," in honor of the last American ship lost at Guadalcanal.  An assult force is sent to the Island atoll (Only the western half of the atoll is visible) to wipe out the Japanese units, and this mission is codenamed Operation Sledgehammer (Well that's the best name I can think of!)

Because of the geographical features of the Atoll, Admiral Bull Halsey (who was put in charge) decides that the best meathod of attack is an air strike.  However, due to reports of battleships, he also takes the South Dakota, New York and Texas, just to be safe.  With 5 carriers and 3 battleships, escorted by 2 light cruisers and 8 DDs, Halsey notices that the small opening in the harbor would make a perfect ambush point for submarines, so two subs are placed at the harbor's mouth... perfect ambush position.  However, the Japs also have patrolling submarines, and plan to ambush the ambushers.

Now, for the important stuff.  Here is the map:



http://battlestations.eu/components/com_agora/img/members/165/Operation-Hailstorm.jpg



(NOTE: Nothing is to scale)

AMERICAN-

Player 1-  Yorktown CV x2, Clevland CL, Fletcher DD x2
Player 2-  Yorktown CV x2, Clevland CL, Fletcher DD x2
Player 3-  Yorktown CV, Iowa BB, Fletcher DD x2, Narwhal SS
Player 4-  New York BB x2, Fletcher DD x2, Narwhal SS

The CVs each have 30 F4Fs, 30 SBDs and 30 TBFs.

JAPANESE-

Player 1- Airfield, Shipyard, Fuso BB, Mogami CA, Fubuki DD
Player 2- Airfield, Shipyard, Fuso BB, Mogami CA, Fubuki DD
Player 3- Airfield, Shipyard, Tone CA, Fubuki DD, Type B sub
Player 4- Airfield, Shipyard, Tone CA, Fubuki DD, Type B sub

The airfields each have 30 A6Ms, 30 D4Ys and 30 B5Ns

The shipyards each have 2 Midget subs, 5 PT boats, 5 H8K flying boats (if possible) and 3 Minekaze DDs


OBJECTIVES-

US- Conquer Yamamoto Atoll by destroying the Japanese units (Airfields, Shipyards, Merchant fleet, BBs, CAs, DDs)   The merchant fleet consists of 8 Cargos, 4 oilers, 3 Transports.

JAPAN- Defend Yamamoto Atoll (Wipe out attacking force)


SHIP NAMES:

US:

Yorktown CVs: Enterprise, Yorktown, Essex, Intrepid, Bunker Hill

Iowa BB: South Dakota (It may have been a South Dakota BB, but I'd like to see the South Dakota in the game)

New York BBs: New York and Texas

Cleveland CLs: Amsterdam and Dayton

Fletcher DDs: Bennett, Leutze, Brownson, Daly, Paul Hamilton, Twiggs, Howorth, McNair

Narwhal SSs: Barb and Finback

Japanese Units:

Fuso BBs: Fuso and Yamashiro

Mogami CAs:  Suzuya and Kumano

Tone CAs: Tone and Chikuma

Fubuki DDs: Shinkinami, Amagiri, Akebono, Sazanami

Subs: I-168 and I-164

Jap Cargo ships: Katsuragsan Maru, Matsutani Maru, Hanakawa Maru, Hokuyo Maru, Unkai Maru, Kikukawa Maru, Syoutan Maru, San Francisco Maru

Jap Oilers: Houki Maru, Reiyo Maru, Taihou Maru

Jap Troop Transports: Fujisan Maru, Houyou Maru, Shinkoku Maru, Tonan Maru

Well, there's the reworked idea.  Now there is a chance it will be accepted

Edited By: Triviaman
15-Apr-10 22:02:43

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Yeah the H8K is definately possibe.


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I thought one airfeild was gonna have Bettys or nells

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I did consider G3Ms and G4Ms for this map, but I decided to use them for Battle of Rennell Island instead.

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IS that our next map??

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No, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal is.  We just need to figure out how we are gonna make the necessary changes to the map, which I will leave to you, if you want

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wAit you mean take my ships from truk change them a little or change hailstone (haveyou been playing ten go?? Don't let this map stuff get to your head or I'll be left behind and no one will remember me)

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You proposed your own version of Operation: Hailstone, did you not?  Well, just alter the units around a little, maybe do some geographical features to make the map unique, and we'll have Naval battle of Guadalcanal
(BTW, next time pm me about this stuff, we still need the opinions of the public!)

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Sorry about everything I can't understand that well

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Katrya can u give your opinion on this??

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I'll take a better and closer look tomorrow and give my opinion.

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Alright I'll go bed too... We got more football tomorow... atleast we get out early for practice (we auto in advanced classes and has helped me alit)

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alright im back from football (about 30 minutes ago) and i finished rest of homework but katarya still no comment on this

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Perhaps Katarya is not the little free runner you think he is and he can only get on 5 mins an hour to just check PMs or posts concerning him. I'll post my opinion after I'm done with work(6-7).

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o sorry katarya i didnt think you started school yet.......

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