PBM Dauntless Game 1979


Back in 1979-80 I was in a multi-player PBM Dauntless game that was game-mastered by Jim McAmis of Stone Mountain Georgia. I saved all the movement reports from the first mission and used the Mac Graphics program Canvas Draw to replay it. IIRC we sent our starting positions and GT1 movement plots blind. I should add that the pilots were rolled on the Crew Skill Level Table from the Expansion Kit and there were some 20+ kill aces on both sides.

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Here are the Game Turn one starting positions. It seems to me that the IJN players weren't very coordinated at the start compared to the USMC players. The reason being is that shortly after receiving the first mailing about this game the American players received a letter from a guy in Kansas basically taking command. While some of the American players were taken aback by this and questioned one of his orders, (IIRC we could start as high as 22,000 feet but he wanted us to start just under 20,000 feet) but he did start us in the same general area of the map. It's obvious that no one on the IJN side did the same.

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Game Turn 1 Moves.

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Hex positions after Game Turn 1 movement.

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Game Turn 2 Moves.

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Hex positions after Game Turn 2 movement.

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Campaign Game Report #2

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Game Turn 3 Moves.

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Hex positions after Game Turn 3 movement.

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Campaign Game Report #3

After Action Report part 2

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