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Offline StarSlayer

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Re: Enioch's naval shenanigans - RTW as Japan - [Image Heavy!]
Is there a particular reason why their seems to be so much Kongō/Iowa fan art?
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Will your AI ally (US) do something active in the war, or just hang around and watch while you do the heavy lifting?
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Is there a particular reason why their seems to be so much Kongō/Iowa fan art?

Clarify.

If you mean in fandom in general, it's because they are very similar in character and symbols to their nations. Also Iowa boobs.

If you mean this thread specifically, it's because they fit the storyline, because while Kongo is still just a sparkle in her designer's eye, it would be cruel to deny her her public appearances and because, like Spoon, I am a pervert but my tastes run in different directions  :p

Will your AI ally (US) do something active in the war, or just hang around and watch while you do the heavy lifting?

Allies mobilise their own fleets, engage in combat with the enemy and blockade their ports. They also periodically give you VP injections that correspond to joint or support operations.

Yes, they help. A LOT.
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Yep I meant the former.
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Iowa and Kongo seemed paired together so often in fanart solely because of the engrish.

like Spoon, I am a pervert but my tastes run in different directions  :p
They do?  :p


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I feel like I am missing a massive in-joke whenever I look at those images of girls who are somehow also battleships.

 

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like Spoon, I am a pervert but my tastes run in different directions  :p
They do?  :p

Well, apparently, you enjoy encouraging destroyers, which I suppose is fair enough, although these hand-holding tendencies of yours are concerning.

I, myself, am more of a heavy cruiser guy. And I have always appreciated the wonders of the Desstroyer form.

Dem legs, mmmm. 29 knots, if I'm not mistaken.
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I feel like I am missing a massive in-joke whenever I look at those images of girls who are somehow also battleships.

You are not the only one, though I think I have a faint clue. It's probably an anime series we never heard about here in Europe.

But given that it is from Japan, the most perverted nation on Earth, the question you gotta ask yourself is, do you want to know more?

Japan, sea and squids, nuff said. I'm still sort of expecting to see submarines represented in a very specific way...
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Dudes. "Kantai Collection". (Don't) look it up.

And the fandom has coined the term "lewdmarines" for a reason.  :p
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Well, apparently, you enjoy encouraging destroyers, which I suppose is fair enough, although these hand-holding tendencies of yours are concerning.

I, myself, am more of a heavy cruiser guy. And I have always appreciated the wonders of the Desstroyer form.

Dem legs, mmmm. 29 knots, if I'm not mistaken.
:lol:

But given that it is from Japan, the most perverted nation on Earth, the question you gotta ask yourself is, do you want to know more?

(Also, it's 2016, the digital age. Don't you think that saying "It's probably an anime series we never heard about here in Europe" is just utter nonsense? I live in Europe, Enoich lives in Europe, we've both clearly heard about kancolle. Don't apply your own ignorance on a subject to a whole continent. It's super silly.)
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Prizes Earned and Lessons Learned




To the chagrin of the Japanese, the French did not allow themselves to be caught in port this time around. Instead, the opening stages of the war were a series of probing attacks by the submarine fleets of the two nations. Japan's Silent Service outperformed their opponents in tonnage sunk, but also suffered the most casualties among the coastal submarine fleet: the French ASW doctrines were far above their German analogues.
 


Even worse, scant days after war was declared, Itsukushima struck an enemy mine off the coast of Kamerun. The ship had no torpedo protection and her damage control parties were quickly overwhelmed by the flooding: she went down in less than an hour. Eight of her crew went down with her.



This disaster seriously impacted the (already anemic) Japanese presence in the Southern Atlantic and was a serious blow to the Japanese light cruiser fleet. The Itsukushimas were older, protected cruiser designs, and could not hold a candle to the new Akitsushimas, but they were still capable ships with a heavy broadside and excellent training cruisers for native crews.



There were also some good news. The US Navy had dispatched a task force to St Nazaire, to shell the French installations there. The French had scouted out their approach and deployed their own Dreadnoughts to intercept. In a drawn-out engagement between the two forces, USS New York and the French Dreadnought Massena blew the everloving crap out of each other. The American ship barely came out on top and managed to limp home at 10 knots; the French battlewagon was lost, with three hundred of her crew.





In a bid to avenge her sister, Hashidate engaged three French destroyers off the eastern mouth of the Tsugaru Strait. This was the first true encounter of the Japanese with the French light forces doctrine.



The French detroyers, of the Catapulte class, were years ahead of their Japanese counterparts. 600 tons heavier than the Nokazes and more than twice as big as the second-rate Matuskazes, they mounted four 4-inchers and two triple torpedo launchers, on a hull that could hit 34 knots. There was nothing to feel but envy.



Yet, in this case, they were outmatched and they knew it. The French flotilla commander pulled his ships back, aiming to use his speed to disengage. Unfortunately, Hasidate's gunners scored two hits on the flotilla flagship, which dropped her speed to just under thirty knots.



In an admirable effort to protect their flagship, the two other destroyers peeled off and assumed a screening formation. Hashidate obliged them and closed the range, scoring multiple hits on the second Catapulte.





As night fell, it became clear that hunting down the other two destroyers would be a waste of fuel and time. Hashidate closed with the crippled Catapulte and sent it to the bottom. The survivors were interned, only to be exchanged after the end of the war with Francois Dumas, the Japanese mole.



After the loss of Itsukushima this victory, minor as it may have been, was a relief to the Admiralty.



A relief that was short-lived when Intelligence turned in their latest scoop.

The French Guedon-class heavy cruisers, while still under construction, could match any Japanese cruiser in speed; had Director-controlled firing systems and mounted a fearsome eight-8'' main battery. A cold determination, bordering on despair took hold of the Japanese; they now had to decisively finish the war before these cruisers left their slipways.

Plans for a massive, seaborne, simultaneous invasion of multiple French possessions were drawn up; the Navy repositioned their heavy forces in Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean in preparation.







Thankfully, the Silent Service wer still leagues ahead of their French counterparts. And the American destroyer squadrons in the Philippines were kind enough to assist in the bottling up of the French forces in Southern China.



In late April, the Japanese blitz attacks struck at Kwang-Chou-Wan and Madagascar. The former assault was spearheaded by the 'Carps' of the 5th Army division; the latter was largely organised, planned and executed by the 1st and 2nd Tanga regiments, comprised of mostly local, 'Askari' troops and officers. Core facilities and strategic points in Madagascar fell under Japanese control after a week of hard fighting; the French holdings in China put up a more spirited defense but ultimately fell to Japanese hands by the end of the month.





The jubilant mood in the Japanese High Command was buoyed even higher when the Americans proposed to share their quality control testing methods with the Japanese shipbuilders. The Admiralty was more than happy to pay a consultants' fee.



And the R & D department added to the joyous atmosphere by announcing that they were now working on methods to noticeably improve the efficiency of director systems.





They also submitted a design for small, coastal-defense ships, with a heavy torpedo armament...



...and improved drastically on the quality of fuzes employed in HE shells. Theoretical designs were submitted for timed and even magnetically-triggered shells, for use against lightly-armored and fast-moving targets; the Admiralty very much approved of the concept but found their implementation at the time prohibitative.







In May, the French sought to emulate the Japanese assaults. A joint strike (overland from Middle Congo and seaborne assault) struck the Japanese holdings in Southwest Africa, with the ultimate aim of balancing out the loss of Madagascar with the appropriation of the Namimbia diamond mines. The invasion encountered problems early on: the French had expected to take advantage of the absence of Japanese capital ships in the Southern Atlantic (especially after the loss of the Itsukushima) to perform their landings unopposed. They had not factored in the Silent Service. In a night-time assault that cost Japan six of her subs (including two of her newest and most modern long-range boats) the Service absolutely gutted the landing fleet as they lay in anchor off Luederitz, prioritising troopships and supply vessels. Almost fifteen hundred soldiers and officers died at the harbour; eight more thousand were left essentially stranded in hostile territory.

Meanwhile, the land invasion was stopped near the Congo border, with native Askaris engaging the invading forces in a bloody guerilla war. The Japanese forces were in a good position to hold: the Trans-African Railway was still under the defenders' control and supplies and ammunition could easily be shipped to Tanga and from there transported west, through the Africa hinterland and to the front.





By the end of the month, the French forces were desperate and the Japanese had crushed all resistance in Madagascar, freeing up considerable forces for the mainland front. The Americans were gathering up their fleet for a massive blockade of the French ports, Germany was looking at the eastern French provinces hungrily and this war on two fronts was becoming increasingly untenable. President Millerand had no option but to sue for peace - Japan could keep all conquered territories and the USA would receive modest war reparations.

A victory then, for the allies. And yet, the Japanese Intelligence Service continued to ring the warning bell, and the Navy could very well read the writing on the wall:

Evolve or die.



EDIT: I made the mistake of linking directly to danbooru images. Apologies; links are now fixed.
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All those lost subs  :(
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That's nothing. Wait till you see them try their luck against truly competent ASW.  :doubt:
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The loss pictures are really good. That one really makes me want to grab her hand and pull her out. She looks like she is still very much alive and is going to drown. The circumstances of her death match up well with the look on her face.

The one at the bottom is something new. It gives me more of a feel that they're building some giant android.

 

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The loss pictures are really good. That one really makes me want to grab her hand and pull her out. She looks like she is still very much alive and is going to drown. The circumstances of her death match up well with the look on her face.

The one at the bottom is something new. It gives me more of a feel that they're building some giant android.

Good to hear I chose good pics !   :D

Let me help you just a bit with the second one, given that you're  not a Kantai aficionado.

That's the Yamato shipgirl, gearing up for a sortie.

 :drevil:
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Re: Enioch's naval shenanigans - RTW as Japan - [Image Heavy!]
I'm still somewhat befuddled by those pictures. Like someone took anthropomorphism to it's logical conclusion. Not that I don't like them though!

 

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Re: Enioch's naval shenanigans - RTW as Japan - [Image Heavy!]
RiP subs. French seem considerably more competent than ze germans.
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Like someone took anthropomorphism to it's logical conclusion.

That's exactly what it is, pretty much.
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I'm really enjoying the story you're weaving here Enioch, keep it up! (don't have much to say, but I really want to make the thread easier to keep tabs on via "show new replies to your posts" and I can't seem to get anything similar without posting in the thread! :p)
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Re: Enioch's naval shenanigans - RTW as Japan - [Image Heavy!]
I'm really enjoying the story you're weaving here Enioch, keep it up! (don't have much to say, but I really want to make the thread easier to keep tabs on via "show new replies to your posts" and I can't seem to get anything similar without posting in the thread! :p)

Any response makes the author happy, especially if it contains feedback or omakes (now you know what to write) :p :D

We need a 'follow thread' option. And I realize we're not a fiction-based forum, but a threadmark system a la spacebattles wouldn't be bad either.
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Haven't said anything for some time but I still look into this thread every day in anticipation of a new post, so keep it up :)

While you already discussed the issue and it makes sense within this alternatie reality I tend to skip the few texts about how Japan is the shiny benevolent colonial empire gone happily integrating everyone democracy cause it feels so not japanese :lol:
On the other hand the kancolle pictures really fit and your description of the political events and battles is so much more lively than the cold dry one-sentence events of the game.

I'm still amazed by how short and decisive your wars are. In my game no war ended below 2-3 years of mostly indecisive skirmishing.
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