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The Sound of Drums - A British Hearts of Iron II AAR

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by Kan' Sharuminar, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Kozmos

    Kozmos Jew Detective

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    You lost an....AIRCRAFT CARRIER!!???!? RAAAAAARGH! RAAAAAAGE! RUUUUUUUM! THEREEE RRRs!
     
  2. rabidveggie

    rabidveggie King

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    Separate peace? New Roman Empire!? That's traitor talk in fact all they own is Italy what kind of an empire is that?
     
  3. Jos Ballenbak

    Jos Ballenbak Zombiehunter, duh.....

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    We will not talk with the Italians about any peace whatsoever, the only thing they can get is FULL ANNEXATION!!!!

    AVENGE OUR FALLEN COMRADES
     
  4. nodikus

    nodikus It's Elementary...

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    This was unexpected to say the least. However insignifigant in the overall balance of power, The loss of the Hermes will undoubtably come as rude shock to a public used to unclouded naval dominance. We have to make an immediate effort to counter-balance this defeat.

    Incidentaly, was the Hermes one of our new carriers or an older model?
     
  5. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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  6. Captain2

    Captain2 ಠ_ృ

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    I very much doubt that offering a new approach to the Prime Minister is the talk of a traitor, On an unrelatted note does anyone happen to know the exchange rate for Lira to the pound?
     
  7. Karmic Knight

    Karmic Knight Neurotic To the Bone

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    1:2552 gbp:itl.
     
  8. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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  9. steviejay

    steviejay Now in Black and White!!

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    If I may, during the cold nights at Glasgow University, my fellow chaps and I used to take great pleasure in playing a board game called Tommys Vs Fritz and I found that tactical bombers work pretty well against ships, although not as good as Naval bombers naturally, but good enough to help greatly.

    I must admit I took a slight hint of guilty pleasure in playing as Fritz and using my own tactical bombers to send the Home Fleet to the bottom.

    If the Chief of the Airforce could spare a few tactical bombers from the Norse front, I'm sure they could help their fellow fighting brothers in the Royal Naval get their own back against El Duce.
     
  10. steviejay

    steviejay Now in Black and White!!

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    T'was the very first Aircraft carrier my good fellow. An old dear of a ship indeed and one with history but you should keep your chin up, she shall be avenged.
     
  11. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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    Indeed, and I should have clarified more in the update, but it didn't fit with the rest of the report:

    Pound has resigned as commander of the Second Fleet only. He has returned to London, where he is currently rewriting the book on British naval warfare, particularly regarding carrier doctrine. It was only since I believed he would be of more worth at home in the Admiralty than in command of a third-class fleet that I accepted the resignation.

    OOC: I didn't like having, in-game, Pound as commander of the Second Fleet and leading the tech-team currently developing Carrier Task Force Doctrine. It's not something I worry about in a random game, but in one in which I'm trying to encourage role-playing, I've recently realised I should be doing it more myself.

    Having Pound resign after suffering the first major Royal Navy defeat in the war seemed to make sense in-story.

    Second Fleet

    HMS Hermes - Hermes-class carrier
    HMS Barham - Queen Elizabeth-class battleship
    HMS Valiant - Queen Elizabeth-class battleship
    HMS York - Kent-class heavy cruiser
    HMS Effingham - Kent-class heavy cruiser
    HMS Delhi - Caledon-class light cruiser
    HMS Despatch - Caledon-class light cruiser
    HMS Durban - Caledon-class light cruiser
    HMS Diomede - Caledon-class light cruiser
    HMS Capetown - Caledon-class light cruiser
    HMS Calcutta - Caledon-class light cruiser
    x6 V-Class Destroyer Flotillas

    Yup! New tactical bombers begin construction in two days.

    Those tactical bombers have only just been reassigned to the Norse front from North Africa. The Mediterranean will just have to wait.

    Edit:
    They also own Albania. I'm sure that's...technically...an empire. At any rate let's not be too hard on dear Captain2, he has been cut off from the civilized world for the past few years.
     
  12. steviejay

    steviejay Now in Black and White!!

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    heh oh. Nevermind then. Perhaps one had a bit too much port to drink ;-)
     
  13. Captain2

    Captain2 ಠ_ృ

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    Its safe to say I'm down to my last dozen monocles, so indeed things look grim in God's Blind spot
     
  14. IronMan2055

    IronMan2055 Korra 2011

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    This is the bloody sort of thing that happens when I go on vacat- er.... leave to determine British strength in the Caribbean.....

    Yes, that's it....
     
  15. Jos Ballenbak

    Jos Ballenbak Zombiehunter, duh.....

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    This is troubling indeed.

    Kan can we have some air transports to send the dear man his beloved booze?
     
  16. GinandTonic

    GinandTonic Saphire w/ Schweps + Lime

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    Gentlemen *raises glass* Hermes!

    After thirty five years her race may well have been run, but she showed the world the way the futre lay.

    Far be it from me to question our glorious leader but I dont understand why our cariers and battleships are in the same formations? Hermes should not have been in a line of battle with the BB's. Old lady never stood a chance.

    Formations dedicated to BBs or CVs and never the twain shall meet what.
     
  17. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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  18. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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    Actually, the yanks were kind enough to send over reports of some of their old wargame scenarios, and it seems they agree with you. We need an overhaul of the Royal Navy fleet setup, that's for sure, but I think we shall leave it until after the new year.
     
  19. Captain2

    Captain2 ಠ_ృ

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    Indeed, however I like his thinking

    We need shipments of booze and monocles!
     
  20. Serutan

    Serutan Eatibus Anythingibus

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    You may well need the booze, but you only need a single safety monocle for those cricket matches. ;)
     

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