You are in command over the Imperial Japanese Battleship Hyuga, starting at the very beginning of December 1941. Due to the will of players and that of the dice, history may go quite differently from what we know. For all intents and purposes, this is a wargame. It is incredibly important that you check the Pastebin link to familiarize yourself with the relatively simple dice mechanics, and to check it somewhat often as I may change important details of it as time goes on.>Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/GFBJkDYz>Twitter: https://twitter.com/boatkunqm>Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Hyuga%20Quest>Discord: https://discord.gg/WZRV94ZLast time on Hyuga Quest, we tanked through 15" gunfire, torpedoes, and bombs, which caused us to lose time to repairs. However, we were retrofitted with the 38 cm/52 Type 17 Naval Gun.Your superiors give you a simple choice, with little explantion...>MI>AL
>>711112>>MIIt's Midway, isn't it?
>>711154A-anon, how did you know I was going to use that?
>>711174 You expected a random anon, but it was I. DIO the world war 2 history nerd.
>MILet's go to Mindoro!
>>711112>MIHell yes, Hyuga Quest!
AL... Aleutian islands?
>>711315No, duh, we're going to Alamagan in the Marinaras.
>>711347Damn, i knew i should have studied my small pacific islands better!
>>711112>ALLet's head for Alberta. We will pioneer the boreal forests, and extract its rich oil reserves from right under their noses.
>>711112>>711852You select Operation MI, and are informed that you will be going to an island code named "AF". You are instructed to depart Kure alongside several cruisers, destroyers, and the Kongo class battleships, as well as the Kido Butai. Your group will be trailed by a larger surface force, containing even the might of the Yamato.The force departs on May 28th, and the larger force trailing closely behind. A smaller force was sent on Operation AL to be a distraction of sorts.You arrive not far from the island on June 4th, the carriers launching aircraft to attack the atoll, and all is quiet. The previous day the Occupation Force was spotted by American PBY flying boats, giving the Americans a general idea of where the fleet is, and you now know that they will be as well. You have a floatplane ready, and prepare to launch.The battle has begun.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuOnQpyP1nc>Roll 2d20
Rolled 2, 14 = 16 (2d20)>>712273TORA TORA TORAif a kind anon could provide me with japanese war cries instead of victory ones I would be grateful
Rolled 11, 16 = 27 (2d20)>>712273Banzai!
Rolled 20, 20 = 40 (2d20)>>712273
>>712273i wanna roll but then this guy >>712388Showed up with dubs and 20's.
>>712388Well, shit, Anon. You did good. Have an Internet or whatever the fuck the proper currency is.
>>712400>>712403I think I just used up all my luck for this session.
>>712433Yeah, make sure to never post again and check on your gf/wife/hand>>712444I'll be stealing that hitler if you don't mind
>>712273The floatplane spots a Lexington class carrier, and two Yorktown class carriers before being shot down by American fighters.Now the American's are certain that the Japanese are here.However, the Kido Butai's aircraft change course from attacking the atoll to attacking the enemy carriers, and the great air battle begins.>Stick with carriers, provide extra AA>Move in under air cover to attack the enemy carriers>Move in without air cover to destroy the installations on the atoll
>>712608>Move in under air cover to attack the enemy carriers
>>712608>Move in under air cover to attack the enemy carriersLong range, maybe try to make sure we keep a ship or two in AA range for support.
>>712608>Stick with carriers, provide extra AALet's put those kraut guns to good use
>>712608You move forwards to get the enemy carriers at the very edge of your striking range, with Mikuma and Mogami ahead of you, leading the sort of charge you are performing. Enemy dive and torpedo bombers notice this, and mistake the cruisers for battleships.They land three bomb hits on Mikuma, disabling her rear batteries and setting her aflame.The aircraft do however take an estimated loss of ten aircraft from AA fire from the cruisers.The Lexington class is now at the very edge of your range...(Range Very Long)>Roll 3d100
Rolled 13, 74, 63 = 150 (3d100)>>712765We didn't get the AA anon>>712774
Rolled 87, 52, 2 = 141 (3d100)>>712774
Rolled 85, 99, 79 = 263 (3d100)>>712774inb4 I get triple 1s
Rolled 33, 34, 36 = 103 (3d100)>>712774pew pew pew
Nice rolls, Anons, i think we may have hurt a CV
>>713668if you light its deck on fire, or destory the elevator. you've crippled the carrier and an entire air-wing.
*I may have made a slight error before. I misread an OOB, it's three Yorktown class, no Lexington class were present. My mistake.>>712774All but a select few of your your shells splash at varying distances from the carrier, scoring several straddles and near misses.Those select shells are six 15" shells, which tear holes in the flight deck, and one hits the bridge.One manages to go down the elevator currently servicing an aircraft due to the extreme angle that the shells are hitting at, causing an ammunition load to explode, setting off a chain reaction of explosions within the carrier, an elevator launched skyward. Your crew, or at least those who can see it, cheer wildly.(USS Hornet, sunk)>To be continuedSorry about the shorter-than-usual thread, as I have a mild fever and headache as of this moment, and have had all day today and yesterday.I will return next week, with more Midway action.Also, if anyone is interested, there's a kill list in the pastebin.I'll answer questions and all tonight, and tomorrow morning.
>>713815Damn, nice crit.Thanks for running, and hope you feel better.
>>713815>One carrier downThats like...fuck 50+ aircraft gone?
>>713870According to Wikipedia the USS Hornet carried 72 aircraft, so yeah.
>>713815Thanks for running, hope you feel better!
>>713870Aircraft can and did however operate from the other carriers, which did happen during Midway. They can also land on the atoll's runways as well.
>>713946yes but that forces either a Carrier to take longer to launch planes/run out of fuel/ammo quicker, Or it shuts down the Atoll airfield for the moment when they go to land. Plus if I remember correctly not every plane on a carrier is launched at once. They go in waves.
>>713946Do we have an estimate on the number of aircraft that went down with the CV?
>>713870More airplanes can easily be built, with American industrial powerAviators can't be trained nearly as quickly though, and that's where real blow is dealt
>>714318Nice, thats not a bad volley then. It may have just made the difference.
Just looking through the pastebin, but did we not get the acoustic torpedoes with our last refit?
>>714588No. The marriage of them and the Long Lance is still in development. It should be finished by June 1943.