Author Topic: US Pacific Campaign: Order of Battle WW2  (Read 2002 times)

JasonPratt

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Reply #45 on: March 29, 2019, 12:54:02 PM
Kind of makes me want to fly a campaign in the Cactus Air Force somewhere. :bigthumb: IL-1946 perhaps? Anything else on modern(ish) systems?




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Reply #47 on: May 16, 2019, 08:32:01 PM
Anyone know of any good books focusing on establishment, operations, and life at that special-ops airbase on New Georgia?



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Reply #48 on: May 16, 2019, 10:36:39 PM
This is not a deep book just on this subject, but Walter Lord tells a great story and talked to survivors.

See:
Lonely Vigil: Coastwatchers of the Solomons (Bluejacket Books) Kindle Edition by Walter Lord


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Reply #49 on: May 18, 2019, 12:19:58 PM
Great! Now I've got, "Georgia On My Mind".  :2funny:  Keep 'em coming Airboy.

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Reply #50 on: May 18, 2019, 04:02:55 PM
It's been a very long time, but Martin Caidin's Ragged, Rugged Warriors covered this period pretty thoroughly.

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Reply #51 on: May 18, 2019, 04:07:07 PM
It's been a very long time, but Martin Caidin's Ragged, Rugged Warriors covered this period pretty thoroughly.

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Reply #52 on: May 18, 2019, 10:50:04 PM
Same guy, yep! -- he also wrote the original book version of The Final Countdown.



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Reply #53 on: June 29, 2019, 08:12:41 PM
New Georgia Part 2 is up. 
https://averysgameblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/new-georgia-part-2/

I'm hoping to finish up this scenario by the 4th of July.


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Reply #54 on: June 30, 2019, 12:36:35 PM
New Georgia Campaign Conclusion is posted.  I kicked ass and took names with this strategy:
https://averysgameblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/new-georgia-campaign-conclusion/



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Reply #56 on: July 06, 2019, 02:05:26 AM
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Reply #58 on: July 08, 2019, 08:14:20 PM
Battle of the Philippine Sea concludes:
https://averysgameblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/09/philippine-sea-finale/

This update introduces scout pilot "Mewler" and his belief in the Scout Pilot Death Dance by Captain Skull.

On a happier note, there are only three scenarios left in this campaign!    :)


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Reply #59 on: July 08, 2019, 11:33:40 PM
Haha, nice.  :bigthumb: 


Referencing a comment you made in the the post-analysis, why *didn't* you then send the carriers with TF-UFO South?  Was it because you already knew that it would work, and wanted to see what a riskier/more aggressive approach might accomplish? 

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