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A Deadly Ambush! (War on The Sea) Operation Watchtower US

A Deadly Ambush! (War on The Sea) Operation Watchtower US
hello everybody and welcome back to war on the sea my name is spartan elite 43 and tonight we are back to try to figure out how we can push and keep the japanese away from guadalcanal so uh there's a couple things that i want to check on first of all there are no troops there are no supplies there's no engineering there's no fuel there's nothing here yet i think i'm going to send a convoy with some troops and some stuff like some troops and supplies and stuff up to guadalcanal as you can see we have 16 000 supplies 7 500 troops so i'm thinking if we can get some troops up here we can hold guadalcanal for a while uh that is one of our goals we've been pretty uh what is the word i'm looking for proof is it proactive yeah we've been very proactive at keeping the japanese away from here using our destroyers our uh submarines and of course our power group one who was involved in a ridiculous fight and the last one where we just mop the floor with everybody alabama did his thing uh radford did his thing we've got fletcher already headed back for repairs uh so we've got we've got a lot to do we've got a repair rearm we've got to get back out here we've got to be using our submarines for the most part today and we also have 125 command points which means it's about time that we upgrade and get another fleet now i've thought about it and i've really come to the conclusion of what i want to do which is i'm...
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thinking of going for another battleship division i've thought about going with the carrier vessel okay i thought about bringing in a carrier the carrier costs 90 points we could afford that but the carrier is a huge asset and has a very very problematic issue that i i can't address first of all it's very micro managing and second of all it can't defend itself while in a battle while while you're engaged in a battle it cannot launch planes it can only launch planes when you're in this this view here so you've got to launch planes before you get into a battle and then keep everything away so i don't think that the carrier is something that i'm interested in using for this campaign maybe i'll change my mind at some point maybe we'll have to at some point bring in a carrier because we can bring in enterprise or hornet at this point but i don't think i want to go that route instead i want to go with another battleship now we've already used a south dakota class which is alabama so i'm thinking of bringing in a north carolina class but let's just once again look we've got north carolina or south dakota 35 000 tons with a maximum 28 knot speed 2339 crew versus 27 knots on a south dakota slightly more displacement on the south dakota and slightly less crew yeah so the south dakotas have less crew now does that mean that the north carolinas have better aaa okay so we have a a along there okay so the aaa is a little bit...
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tighter on the north carolina classes it's also a narrower ship overall everything else is pretty much identical so i think since we have a south dakota class with alabama i think we're gonna go north carolina on this one guys uh hopefully you guys aren't too mad at me for it but uh any chance i get to bring another battleship in we're to do that so we've got north carolina now we have to support him the biggest threat to battleships is planes that's literally the biggest threat so we want to bring in some some cruisers that are capable of dealing with planes and so i think we're going to go ahead and bring in what does cleveland cost cleveland costs 20. let's look at the aaa on this thing yeah you can see a lot of aaa all the way down the length of the ship and of course it's got six inch guns uh it's got 12 of them and it's got a bunch of uh it's got 12 5 inch secondaries so i'm thinking we go with cleveland on this one and we're gonna get two of them so that's 20 and 20 is 40 plus the 80. so that's 120 points that doesn't leave us enough to get a destroyer in here do we have depth charges i don't think what we do see sonar we do have but i'm not seeing any depth charges on this like say for instance if we go with atlanta class we can see that we have depth charge anti-submarine so if we go with atlanta how much does that cost us that's 18 points so we can bring an atlanta and a cleveland along...
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to help deal with the destroyers or deal with the uh the issue of having submarines and that'll provide a lot of anti-aircraft as well so if we look at the anti-aircraft it's actually not as good as i thought it would be i thought there'd be more anti-aircraft up in the front but clearly not hmm all right so we're gonna bring in atlanta so let's grab san diego and we will grab a cleveland class light cruiser the cleveland herself alright so we are going to be in a line of head formation is actually not the worst here but i still think we should go like line of breast that way we can have north carolina in the middle we have san diego on the left and in cleveland on the right that's that's kind of the perfect formation because if we go into most situations the land is going to be on our right so the subs will be in the deeper water on our left a lot of times this is my thought anyway so that's my goal i think we're okay so that's 118 of the 125 points we're gonna go ahead and spend that we've got them on their way and honestly first thing that we're going to do is fill them with troops so if we manage cargo on north carolina we bring extra troops apparently we can't bring extra troops on north carolina okay how about san diego we can bring 250 troops on san diego 250 troops on cleveland and that'll allow us to capture guadalcanal in theory so that's what we're gonna do um yeah we can't add supplies either...
so these troops are gonna be stationed there for a little while and they're gonna be by themselves 500 troops is not a lot of people but it's not a huge asset yet we don't have anything built there uh we until we get our convoys up and running to where we can actually bring stuff in because as you can see we still haven't got our engineering or fuel yet we haven't finished our very first week in this game yet so uh we haven't reloaded on any of that but uh we've already got all of that so now that we've got them let's uh hello okay task 47 i need to rename you i forgot power group two there's a u there dummy there you go so power group two we're gonna set a course you're gonna come up here to guadalcanal okay that is your your goal and with that everybody else should still be coming back and doing their things that they already know that they're supposed to be doing so we're good in that sense all right let's go ahead and start time shall we go ahead and speed up time we are engaged by two destroyers okay fair enough let's begin all right so we've got another surface engagement with the power group one we have atlanta radford and juno it's just two destroyers so alabama is going to be pretty much useless in this particular fight the main thing is going to be with atlanta let's go ahead get your surface search radar on alabama get your radar on too radford radar and sonar and radar and sonar for juno...
okay now what time is it it is 7 14 so not too bad we don't know exactly where they are we know they were to our like this side of us so we're gonna basically go ahead and just tell everybody to go this way since we know they're kind of over here all right so let's go ahead and start okay so it appears to be 7 p.m i wish they would use a 24-hour clock so i'd know what time is what maybe it is a 24-hour clock and i just don't know better okay we cannot time compress right now which means they are either very very close or they've already launched torps at us so we got to keep an eye out we know it's two destroyers so we're not too too worried about that these were the ones that we were chasing down at the end of the last video all right we've got a contact let's go ahead pause okay what do we got all right so we have two twin launchers it's a very old destroyer okay let's try to get us a confirmation of what this thing is we know it's japanese we know it's a destroyer two launchers twin stacks but these stacks are basically the same it's not this so i don't think that's it minikaze has three torps this does not so it's not minikaze wakataki this is looking promising we've got the one gun there we've got ah this one's slanted so it's not wakataki kamikaze has three sets of torps matsuki all right i'm thinking this is a matsuki so we're looking at it from this angle oops so yeah...
we have two guns at the rear we have small gun here two slanted stacks yeah this is definitely matsuki so we're going to classify it as mazuki there we go and go ahead and speed up let us get a solution on it and you can see it is right next to another destroyer so atlanta i want you to go for matsuki let's get your guns over we're going to be firing he how many shells you got 627 you're going to be firing full i want you spotting initially so go ahead and fire juno i need you to break break formation i want you to target this ship okay i need you to speed up though um let's go ahead pause while we have it up let's go ahead and identify this ship this is i believe kaguro kaguro or akitsuki or kaguro or crap where ya kaguro right there yeah i'm fairly confident this is kaguro so we're going to go ahead and call it kaguro and then i want you to go ahead what's your ammo look like you got plenty so he full fire and go back to the atlanta i need you to go as fast as you can go so that we close the distance all right now alabama break i need you to just go ahead and slow down this is not your fight radford i need you to stay with alabama so let's make sure that you form up with alabama okay so you guys are just going to hang back uh juno where are you going go this way juno just seems to like to run away not a fan all right so matsuki is taking off to the left of us here so we're going to go ahead and break your current order go...
navigation we want you heading this way atlanta need to set an intercept course juno you're already coming about and you are firing your guns good sir all right uh we've got a 52 solution we're going to go ahead and start firing narrow salvos atlanta how you looking you've got an 80 solution yes please go ahead it's narrow salvo and fire so i think we got a hit owner okay kagero has changed course to follow matsuki so i need you to break your current orders and head for an intercept you're going to go with atlanta how's okay it doesn't look like we've hit her yet we'll just check the report anyway actually we've hit both we've got minor damage on both kagero and matsuki so already off to a good start and you can see matsuki's already having a real bad day she's got fires under the deck and the closer that we get the the harder this is going to be for all right let's go ahead break formation again i'm going to need you to adjust your course as more of a straight line and atlanta you're fine this is all about youtube my destroyer leaders baby you guys are going to absolutely wreck these fools you can see the fire has broken out on deck now for matsuki she's not having a good time and with each salvo from atlanta it just gets worse how's kagaro looking cockroach has already been hit as well we got a fire in the forward uh compartments not nearly as in rough shape as the matsuki is but uh it is what...
you'd expect after all still not able to slow her down yet i don't know if we disabled or steering or if she's just trying to evade us but we are still getting some hits we got to hit on the forward or forward section by a torque launcher they're only at 7 000 yards right now you can see we're off there the distance you've got atlanta in the lead you've got juno back there you've got alabama and radford way back it looks like botsuki's getting her damage under control though atlanta i'm gonna need you to land some hits man got a 99 solution you shouldn't be missing i say that i think we got another big fire in the back it's not on deck but it's definitely definitely a region all right juno let's go ahead and break your currents and adjust course for intercept since they are turning away from us look at this gorgeous ship oh we're actually receiving hits back i mean it should be minor but still yeah we've got some flooding and a forward all right these guys ain't messing around see even this game knows that it's allowed to shoot in a japanese destroyer guys mitsuki is changing course again this time coming straight at us she's zigzagging trying to avoid our shells is what she's doing and she's managed to get herself back up we've got moderate damage on both with minor flooding on kagero oh big secondary explosion that was probably the end of this ship destroyers can't be taking hits...
like that that's that's the end of it there's no way i don't know if that was a magazine detonation or what but that has to pretty much end this ship's chances and now she's just getting picked apart every shell is hitting her she's got four she's got fires from bow to stern and she's just she's not going well currently another big hit another secondary explosion now she's got fires raging on deck she's slowing down a lot got heavy damage and moderate flooding now on matsuki so yeah she's going to be struggling she's going to get slower and slower and she's going to get hit more and more another secondary explosion this one right at the back of the ship possibly death charges exploding more big hits you can see we're at spinning distance we're 4 000 kilometers or 4 000 yards from the atlanta looks big in this oh another massive explosion this one at the front of the ship that's got to be it she is getting low in the water too she's taking on a lot of water now yeah yep she's gone that's it for matuki go ahead and start targeting kagero fire already getting some hits whether it's matsuki or we're actually in some serious damage from these destroyers right now how is atlanta looking as far as damage goes she's got heavy damage from destroyers good lord i was not expecting these destroyers to be able to damage the atlantas as hard as they have oh big hit though now you've got both...
ships getting massive hits kagero is not long for this world another big secondary explosion in front or just behind the bridge that could knock her engines down she has she's down to 15 knots and slowing she's almost dead in the water that may have knocked her engines out another big secondary explosion she's down to 10 10 knots and slowing she's no longer firing her guns back at us either i think she's going down we're going to keep firing on her until she goes down though she's dead in the water she's four dots and sinking look at that list like she's done here they come completely dead in the water and now she goes she actually fired one last salvo off before she died somebody in the front turret was like we got to get one last salvo guys come on maybe we can take one of them with us i admire your courage fellas but uh yeah you got what you deserved in the end which is an early trip to the bottom of the ocean two destroyers gone folks we're gonna go ahead and speed up time allow our our ship some time to repair some of the damage because atlanta has taken quite a beating juno took some hits too yeah judo nah juno didn't think it hits that's just her smoke from her stacks but uh you guys can all let's go ahead pause real quick let everybody form up on alabama warm up there we go all right let's go get back over to look at our atlanta here the fires are out so that's good just up to re repairing some of the extra...
compartments that have been damaged we'll go ahead and speed up time so that it happens quickly atlanta you did well man proud of you you took a lot of damage and you still kept fighting well done that's all i could ask for people just do your job your job is to get rid of those two and you did it so as soon as we're done here almost done we've got uh about 60 seconds left before these are repaired that's done torpedoes about to be repaired and finally engineering is back online so we still have minor damage but overall we're doing pretty well so let's go ahead and leave this fight confirm we sank amazuki and kaguro 1300 tons and 2 000 tons so over 3 300 tons sunk 3 400 tons that's right there uh we gained an extra seven command points so we're doing pretty well now let's go ahead speed up time and allow them to get okay we're going to ignore the the plane power group i1 is being attacked by bombers did not see this coming all right so we've got bombers coming in let's get our radars on all right we're gonna stay in this formation because we know it's uh bombers so let's go ahead start this we're gonna be on board alabama during this god bless america no get me out give me alabama all right what direction we've got spotter plane out front we've got let's go ahead pause four different squadrons of bombers coming in okay so atlanta i need you to target this guy alabama target this guy radford target...
this guy and juno target this guy i want to try to shoot them down if we can but uh we're gonna have a heck of a fight on our hands guys and i say fight because it's not really a fight they're coming in and they're coming in fast they should be off to the back side i'm guessing come on baby what we're gonna do is right as they come at us oh that's actually the spotter plate how far out are the actual like bombers but anyway i kind of want to get ready for a hard turn okay we are going to speed up okay speed up max speed you can see we're starting to fire at the planes in the back they're almost on top of us all right go ahead and make a hard turn this way turn with everything you got fellas i'm i'm hoping that this causes enough issues that we can maybe get rid of or we can avoid damage we've got some hits we've got them splitting up but they've probably already dropped their bombs alabama's been hit alabama was hit by a dud and two full bombs was that everybody that's two of the squadrons where's the rest okay we actually knocked out two of them awesome okay overall i think we did pretty well we've got a straggler coming in for a second run or at least he's coming back over top of us look like we scored a hit didn't manage to take him down though it doesn't look like definitely hurt him all right let's check on alabama alabama looks okay how you doing minor damage inconsequential very...
good very good hit the main gun and then 25 seconds it'll be repaired let's just go ahead oh we we can't time compress because they're too close so that was our first time that we've been bombed in a surface ship in the sub we just dive out of the way but in the surface ships we don't have that opportunity so we got to use the aaa and uh yeah we did manage to take some hits but overall alabama shrugs it off you got to love it so let's go ahead and retreat from the battle we did take two of them with us and we can leave all right so there were five aircraft in total we shot down three of them and we took minor damage to our atlanta which was to begin with alabama took two actually took three bomb hits one didn't detonate the other two did minor damage so we're okay we're okay folks all right let's speed up time sneaky boy five has been engaged by planes i'm assuming yeah it's just planes spotter plane we can ignore it enemy ships spotted near sneaky boy four we have two destroyers two light cruisers and two heavy cruisers this is not good they are between me and getting home all right sneaky boy you're gonna have to help thin them out man please all right first thing we're gonna do we go in here let's uh up scope rig for silent running and start go vinos see if we can locate them okay pause we're gonna target this this guy right here okay this does not appear to be a heavy cruiser no that's because...
we're not on the right person this is what we were targeting okay so identify the target we have a heavy cruiser it appears to be mogami but we'll see it is not actually mogami is it another uh tone class no not toney takao it does appear to be its account let's go back to this side to reaffirm it three forward guns slanted stack plus a second stack though this is slanted and that is not this is not a taco this is a miyoko so it is myoco that is who you are going to be targeting okay so what we're going to have you do go back into binos so we can see look at target there we go get that solution building go to our torpedoes we're going to launch all four of the rear tubes at a three degree spread got a 62 64. it's looking good already up to an 88 90 solution go ahead and fire the torpedoes and then i want to fire the front torpedoes at this guy get out of vinos this is honestly it looks like the takao so this is an easy one to identify we'll identify this as takao you can tell by the second stack of straight whereas the myoko is slanted so we'll call this takao and go ahead and start developing a torpedo firing solution on him look at target target to cow stop target to cow torpedoes come on baby fire the torps all right now we need to navigate away as hard as we can all right let's get out of bino view and come over here i expect the torpedoes to be showing up yep you can see them right there that's the first wave the four rear...
torpedoes headed for uh miyoko which is actually right here they're looking good so far might actually end up hitting uh takao i think we will oh it's a dud god i hate the duds man we had a 90 solution on them and they somehow managed to miss the guy that we were actually aiming at that being said torpedoes don't care who they hit are we gonna catch nah that's a miss we went right through them went right through them we do have some torpedoes heading in behind these guys again i don't know where like this salvo i understand being off target but we were targeting the front two ships and we missed completely on both like we managed to hit him with a dud of course it was a dud but uh this poor light cruiser is about to have a real bad day they better not be duds one two three that four hits that light cruiser is done yeah that light cruiser is toast go ahead and speed up time and we can leave all right so managed to hit the takao but not detonate and then we sunk one of their light cruisers for 3 230 tons so another seven command points all right let's go ahead speed up time again power group one has been engaged by the surface group that we just fought with the crew with the sub now this is interesting will i be able to use my sub in this engagement if so this could be glorious begin now it's not showing the sub here that's a shame i would love to be able to bring the sub into this but it's not meant to be we're about to be in a fight...
guys alabama i hope you're ready man we're going to need a heck of a fight from you we are vastly like we still got a lot of he with our uh juno alabama has only 66 ap rounds with the front gun 66 with the second gun 360 with the rear guns radford only has 86 he shells 40 star shells now we've got some h.e at the rear of the ship what do you got for torpedoes though have five torpedoes okay keep that in mind and atlanta i know you're getting low on ammo 309 309 actually you're not doing that bad and you got a lot at the rear so this is doable this is definitely doable but we're going to need some superb accuracy in this one make sure everybody's got their equipment running we are okay so atlanta and juno we need you guys to break actually alabama i need you to break okay so atlanta and juneau atlanta and juneau form up uh we need you to go line up line ahead's fine so form up i need you to go fast and we know they're going to be out here so we can go ahead and set a course this direction actually break that let's uh set a course this direction okay atlanta juno warm up and then head this direction until we can figure out where they're at and then alabama i need you to start going right at them because i'm assuming they're over here and then radford i'm gonna need you to follow the atlantas for now so we'll have you go that direction okay let's go ahead start this fight and jump on board yep they're right...
there they are not that far either okay so first things first we need to focus the heavy cruisers hard so alabama i need you to target this ship which if we go to him we can see is still the myocar so we know it is miyoko you're going to be firing armor piercing go full and spot to start then atlanta and juno i need you guys to target this guy which if we look at him should be the tacal target to cow you guys are going to be firing h.e even though i honestly don't think that there's a whole lot we can do to the takao but we gotta try okay and radford i need you to target this which should be a destroyer actually it makes more sense that you target the light cruiser for now actually this is a destroyer nice okay so you will be targeting this guy who if we identify should be a destroyer what was the last destroyer that we ended up it was a matsuki right let's check and make sure this is not a matsuki but we don't have two so it's not matsuki it's not that could it be wakataki i think it is wakataki all right so you're going to be calling wakataki and you guys have your orders let's go ahead and engage and put me on board the alabama here that's the atlanta okay alabama now that we actually have their uh navigation let's for their position break your current and put you out going straight this direction at this range like we should rip these guys apart yeah we've already got a ridiculously good so let's go narrow spread...
don't spot fire at this range we should rip these guys apart already scoring big hits on uh miyoko okay see the actual hits that we're getting here we just got a secondary explosion on the takao atlanta is flooding what's your damage control looking like are you receiving the brunt of these heavy cruisers i think you are and we've got moderate damage and moderate flooding we've got to slow down uh let's just drop your speed let these guys get a little further away we can't really maneuver because we've got the shore so close so here we just need to uh try to protect ourselves moderate damage moderate flooding we are working on it these are big guns to be taken hits from their 203 millimeter guns against this alabama what are you doing bradford what are you doing speed up i'm going to have you go ahead and target uh takao start building a torpedo solution we've got a 94 torpedo solution on wyakuma target give me a torpedo solution three degrees spread we only want the front come on baby i know you're taking hits okay fire first set of torques and then stop and target puma all right now get yourself out of there break okay we already killed miyoko that's great uh let's switch off go back to alabama target to cow main guns ap narrow and fire fire some spotting fire initially alabama's getting a workout today but so is everybody else i need you to navigate away from these guys get some distance what are you looking like...
you've got minor damage minor flooding how's atlanta doing atlanta's taking a lot of hits atlanta's in a real bad state we might we might lose atlanta here break we need you to speed up as fast as you can go and navigate this direction get away from it otherwise we're going to lose atlanta alabama you're doing fine we need you to turn out a little further i want to get that rear gun involved you're up to a 99 solution no more need for spotting fire just fire the guns it will uh break navigation we want to turn this direction how we doing on the front guns ammo we have no ap left we're down to he only on the front guns we've got to get that rear gun involved we are getting some hits though whether that's from the small guns the atlantas or the big guns of the alabama though yet to be found all right what are we looking like heavy damage and moderate flooding on the takao so almost got him out of the fight let's go ahead and switch over our atlanta target kuma and he fired juno target kuma h e and fire let's go back over to alabama get a good look at him just as he fires his guns getting some big hits on uh takao here atlanta's been struck by twerps oh no how like we turned away in everything oh god all right um they're still coming right at us i'm gonna go ahead and switch to shooting the kuma and fire big hit our secondaries should be firing as well right so uh are they actually firing let's go ahead and target...
fire i didn't realize i had to start the secondary spire alabama's at spitting distance of the kuma you imagine being in a cooma and seeing an alabama rolling up on you how we looking kuma heavy with moderate flooding uh takao is critical damage with heavy flooding all right uh alabama i need you to turn hard uh break okay radford we lost radford and atlanta this fight this is not preferable break navigation turn away report kuma's critical and heavy all right switch targets target this freaking little destroyer and fire all right uh break your current order since you have avoided them and come alongside we're using the secondaries to fight the kuma still which should be dead any moment okay he's critical and critical so now if we use secondaries targets fire main guns fire we've lost a lot of men here today but in the end they're going to lose a lot more who'd we lose now okay the wakataki actually sunk i was like oh my god who did we lose now all right target this guy fire secondaries fire let's finish this guy off if we go back to our main batteries can we get the rear gun involved i don't think so i think it's too steep of an angle down to 84 shells of he in the front okay he's dead switch target let's go ahead and identify this person is a destroyer it's another wakataki no not the wakataki it's not kamikaze matsuki yeah i think it's matsuki target him fire he spotting fire and secondaries spotting fire okay...
break the order go straight at these guys actually i lied stop break the order navigate this direction uh juno how you looking you full health yeah you're fine i need you to break navigate this direction as fast as you can do it target this matsuki fire all the guns all right unpause we're not letting this guy get away we lost two ships we're taking every single one of these guys to the bottom with us we lost our destroyer and we lost our freaking cruiser you're not getting away sunshine that thing is booking it at 37 knots right now it is desperately trying to get away we lost our atlanta and our radford alabama sustained minor damage and miter flooding juno is perfectly healthy they've lost a lot more than we have though i forgot to look where is he at moderate damage minor flooding so we are slowing him down he's at 36 knots now alabama you have a 99 solution heavy narrow or itchy narrow fire uh that's actually juno alabama what are you looking like don't need to yep you're fine how many rounds you got huge hits that 16 inch high explosive that's got to be that that's got to be devastating and he gets hit with the five inches from the uh this was a hard fought victory we we took some losses of surface vessels which you hate to see mitsuki is sinking look at that just immediately those 16-inch guns yeah you had the you had the 5-inch guns hitting them we literally turned this guy into a freaking submarine those 16-inch high...
explosive just absolutely ripped him apart don't run for me sunshine you're only going to die tired serves you guys right you guys took two of our ships we took every one of yours let that be a lesson to you don't challenge us she going down quick too all right alabama don't know exactly how you ended up going back the other direction okay so we are in a pretty vulnerable state right now let's go ahead and end we lost 9 200 tons but we sunk 33 000 tons 39 command points gained we desperately need to get these guys out of this area i didn't think it was going to be so hard to withdraw i honestly didn't think it was going to be so hard to withdraw but anyway that's going to do it for this episode hopefully you guys enjoyed i know it was an action-packed episode so if you like what i'm doing punch the like button leave a comment below subscribe to the channel if you haven't already and as always i will see you in the next video