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buz13
12-08-2004, 12:51 PM
I read the review...agreed with most of it...
but this stumped me...

"If you want to be one of the valiant few who torpedoed that Akagi at Midway, then be ready to mash your way through fields of flak in the sorties between Pearl Harbor and that pivotal day when the war changed hands."

How did he get to fly a torpedo bomber at Midway against the Japanese?

Longjocks
12-08-2004, 04:51 PM
Going by that sentence he never said he did. No need to latch onto what is just a little creative flair.

Besides, it's not like there aren't torpedo planes in the game. It's just those certain mainstays that are missing.

buz13
12-08-2004, 05:32 PM
He certainly did not fly a torpedo bomber at Midway......and of course the only ones that did took off from a carrier and mostly never returned. Perhaps someday we will get some flyable torpedo bombers that take off from carriers......I wish he had said "Right now you can't fly a torpedo plane from any carrier....unless you can get a Betty or Beaufighter to take off from one in FMB."

heywooood
12-08-2004, 08:13 PM
'torpedoed' can be used as an adjective too

"my Chargers have 'torpedoed' the Broncos plans to make the playoffs"...etc... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

maybe thats how he meant it... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif and not literally.

aminx
12-08-2004, 08:20 PM
HEY.... is this review serious??!!

QUOTE
"If you want to be one of the valiant few who torpedoed that Akagi at Midway, then be ready to mash your way through fields of flak in the sorties between Pearl Harbor and that pivotal day when the war changed hands."


hanky panky in its most blatant form,very sad indeed,
aminx

WulfJG26
12-08-2004, 10:29 PM
No IJN carrier was ever torpedoed at Midway. Attempts were made to do just that, but not one torp found it's mark.

All carriers were destroyed by bombs.

If the the reviewer was using torpedoed as an adjective then he should have placed it in quotes like heywooood did.

I really wish people would read more.

Athosd
12-08-2004, 10:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by aminx:
HEY.... is this review serious??!!

QUOTE
"If you want to be one of the valiant few who torpedoed that Akagi at Midway, then be ready to mash your way through fields of flak in the sorties between Pearl Harbor and that pivotal day when the war changed hands."


hanky panky in its most blatant form,very sad indeed,
aminx <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The second part is okay - so that leaves only this bit to be contested:

"If you want to be one of the valiant few who torpedoed that Akagi at Midway..."

So the dive bomber crews who actually did the damage, aren't part of the valiant few who "torpedoed" Akagi? What if you flew escort for the bombers?
I'll concede its a bit of a boundary call - but its also within the scope of a figure of speech.

The rest of the review is pretty good - and provides adequate warning that its a game for simmers, with all that entails.

actionhank1786
12-08-2004, 10:42 PM
Or maybe that guys got the patch with the flyable torpedo planes...
GET THE BASTARD!!!

m.manson2004
12-09-2004, 02:10 AM
WOW!!!what a review,i now have all the carrier born torp bombers and i did'nt know it!!!!
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MIDWAY: So i'll spread out 24 beaufighters and A20's(DEVASTATORS) in my mission for the US side and maybe the same number for the ijn side(KATES),is'nt that realistic!!??Maybe i can even find the right markings.
This is really great news, more even i just might be able to get them off on an improvised carrier deck!!Thanks WORTHPLAYING you guys are really wonderful keep the good news coming
manson

Athosd
12-09-2004, 04:05 AM
There are actually quite a few factual errors in that review. Despite the author's protestations of being a serious simmer it seems he didn't play the game very much - offline anyway - and relied a great deal on recollections of FB and IL2.