Picket Duty - Okinawa: March - June 1945

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Picket Duty - Okinawa: March - June 1945

A solitaire game where you are the captain of a Fletcher class destroyer while performing radar picket duty off Okinawa.

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Picket Duty Update

Started by Steve Dixon May 16, 2010.

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Comment by Steve Dixon on October 30, 2010 at 2:37pm
Beta version of the game went to play testers last weekend. A play by play account of the introductory scenario has been posted here!
Comment by Todd H. Beckman on August 15, 2010 at 8:00pm
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Ship Name - USS Mafiaffa
Date - 2 April 45

Station - 15

Morning - 0600 - 1400
With the modifiers of 0, I roll on 0 and roll Table D. I roll a 7
4 planes - drawn
6L - D44
7:30L – Ki -55
9L – Ki-44
9M – Special Attack – B6N – Jill – Torpedo

The attack at 6L is first –
20 G – hit
20 F – Miss
5” – 5 – Miss
5” – 4 – 2 hits – SD

Attack at 7:30L
40 E – SD –
The plane is shot down. But continues on and crushes into the
Left aft of the ship, I roll a 36 – 25 on the chart and the plane causes no damage

Attack at 9L
5” – 3 – Miss
40 D – Miss
20 A – SD I roll a 10 on the chart

Special Attack
The guns miss and the Torpedo is launched and believe it I roll a 12 and the fish strikes midship, keel broken, ships sinks.

Sadly, time to get a new ship and start all over. Will start with 3 April 45
Comment by Ben Mangus on August 8, 2010 at 12:35pm
Steve, I would prefer bookform.
Comment by Todd H. Beckman on June 24, 2010 at 7:00pm
Yes sir! I will then sail on and get into more trouble. I will give you a report of 1 APR 45.
Comment by Steve Dixon on June 24, 2010 at 3:08pm
Todd - sounds like the tweaks have produced a bit more action!
Comment by Todd H. Beckman on June 19, 2010 at 8:06pm
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One played one turn - 31 MAR 45 - Station 3 - USS Mafiaffa
Morning - 6 planes attacked - one special attack -
One Betty bomber at 6 -high got though and I rolled a 35 - 22 - which caused no damage.
The special attack - Bomb - caused a near miss, and no damage. The special attack plane - D3A - Val was not hit and caused a near miss and caused 1 hull point to be marked off. All other planes SD

Midday - 8 planes attack - one special attack - Ki-21 Sally - Ohka -
A6M - Rofe at 1:30 MED - got though and near miss and caused the plane to clip the radar mast and the air and surface radar destroyed.
The KI - 21 Sally dropped the Ohka and it went clear though the ship and caused 3 hull points of damage. The KI - 21 was not hit and caused secondary compartment hit of the FWD Truck to be damaged.

Evening, got luck and rolled on Chart D and No attacks.
Total - 4 hull hits.
Comment by Steve Dixon on June 4, 2010 at 4:20pm
Latest playtest version of Picket Duty has been to the playtest group!
Comment by Todd H. Beckman on April 2, 2010 at 7:42pm
Ok, here is what happen.
March 29th - Station 9
Rolled badly in the set up. Started out with -3 on chart D in the Morning. But I rolled a N/A
In the Midday rolled on the -2 G table.
I has attacked by 3 aircraft, one being a special attack. There was a B7A - Grace at 9 - Level, it told 4 guns to bring it down. At 10:30 Med - P1Y1 - Francis, some very poor shooting and the plane took some damage, yet was not shot down. Rolled on the Japanese under Damaged and rolled a near miss, the plane hit and the Fwd stack was damaged.
In the evening and night -2 again and rolled on the G table. Went against three planes, shot all three of them down.
Will then start on March 30th.

Todd
Comment by Todd H. Beckman on March 30, 2010 at 5:42pm
Steve:

Excellent, I will then go on duty tonight and see what happens. I will then report back.

thanks,

Todd
Comment by Steve Dixon on March 30, 2010 at 5:16am
Todd, guns can fire each phase but at only one plane in a clock position. If multiple guns are targeting a single plane and that plane is shot down -- say by the first gun -- then the other guns are considered to have fired for that phase and cannot target another plane.

Special attack planes are removed. Only what they carry is targeting the ship. I am at work so don't have the rules in front of me but I believe that special attack planes are removed from the draw pile until the ship is reassigned to a new duty station.

It appears I may need to increase the number of planes attacking in the charts. I will wait and see if others are experiencing the same problem.
 

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