Started by MengJiao, March 06, 2023, 06:57:41 PM
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Quote from: MengJiao on March 06, 2023, 06:57:41 PMHere we just say they missed and go on with the scenario still hoping for bad weather and nightfall:
Quote from: MengJiao on March 07, 2023, 10:55:09 AMQuote from: MengJiao on March 06, 2023, 06:57:41 PMHere we just say they missed and go on with the scenario still hoping for bad weather and nightfall: March 7 -- late afternoon. The RN task force approaching from the west would be silhouetted against a brighter sky except that there's a snow squall blowing in from the northeast that has now obscured that part of the sky. Part of the PQ-12 convoy escort is to the NE (CL Trinidad playing HMS Kenya by the wind markers). HMS Devonshire and some destroyers just came out of the squall and wrecked two German destroyers. Ivanhoe's guns are out. Obdurate took a hit in the boiler room and was then rammed near the rudder by Devonshire. Devonshire lost power and now sees Tirpitz fine off her port bow at 6,000 yards. Not a pleasant prospect. Meanwhile, Ithuriel launches 10 torpedoes at Admiral Hipper as HMS Renown and HMS Duke of York emerge from the squall. Looks like a violent afternoon which goes to show that about 1 out of 10 times in Solitaire you surprise yourself and get a big battle: