How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

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How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by garywjamison » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:37 pm

Dear Fellow Gamers:
I played the "Boot Camp" tutorial. I have now started the "Pearl Harbor" scenario but I can not figure out how to purchase or activate any US naval units or US airplanes.

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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by Shards » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:04 pm

You start with a jeep unit. If you drive that to the surrounding locations (marked with flags) then that will alert reinforcements

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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by Deja Bru » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:02 am

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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by Shards » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:07 am

It is (just) possible to activate all the flags through clever use of the Jeep and the AA units that you get. It took me quite a few tries to achieve it though :)

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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by GabeKnight » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:37 pm

@garywjamison
This mission just plays a bit different from the rest (much of it being scripted). In the following missions you'll get more freedom of deployment for your troops! :)
Shards wrote:It is (just) possible to activate all the flags through clever use of the Jeep and the AA units that you get. It took me quite a few tries to achieve it though :)
I'll have to admit, I never did. Always one of the objectives uncompleted. But I never had the patience to try out the possible driving-alternatives - and it never bothered me much (or enough to retry :wink: ) because of the non-core "rewards" there.

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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by CoolDTA » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:06 pm

Me neither. But I was quite happy to get the easter egg in the corner. :)

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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by Mojko » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:01 pm

GabeKnight wrote:I'll have to admit, I never did. Always one of the objectives uncompleted. But I never had the patience to try out the possible driving-alternatives - and it never bothered me much (or enough to retry :wink: ) because of the non-core "rewards" there.
It's definitely possible to get all the units. The trick is to have the jeep take the northern route and the AA gun take the southern route to the east. It's worth it because the rewards contain core units as well. The last unit you get is AA core unit which is super helpful in Bataan because it can switch to AT mode as well.
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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by GabeKnight » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:46 pm

Mojko wrote:
GabeKnight wrote:I'll have to admit, I never did. Always one of the objectives uncompleted. But I never had the patience to try out the possible driving-alternatives - and it never bothered me much (or enough to retry :wink: ) because of the non-core "rewards" there.
It's definitely possible to get all the units. The trick is to have the jeep take the northern route and the AA gun take the southern route to the east. It's worth it because the rewards contain core units as well. The last unit you get is AA core unit which is super helpful in Bataan because it can switch to AT mode as well.
What I meant was, that out of the 10 airfields/VP you could possibly "activate", some just give you non-core rewards and were not worth the trouble. Like the airfield on the easternmost peninsula with an non-core fighter or some VP giving you a non-core AA.
Other core units rewards or the "easter-egg" CoolDTA mentioned are a must, of course.
Mojko wrote:The trick is to have the jeep take the northern route and the AA gun take the southern route to the east.
That's quite the spoiler there...

(but.. thank you, thank you, thank you :wink: :D )

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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by Deja Bru » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:01 pm

I have played Pearl Harbor (U.S. side) at least four times now and I have never thought of using activated AA guns to wake up other AA guns on their way to the harbor. Never. (Can planes land on a heretofore neutral airfield and "claim" it? I think not.) What a revelation! And I don't consider mentioning that strategy as a spoiler. Now, that bit about the easter egg... sshhhh. :roll:
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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by GabeKnight » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:20 pm

Deja Bru wrote:I have played Pearl Harbor (U.S. side) at least four times now and I have never thought of using activated AA guns to wake up other AA guns on their way to the harbor. Never.
Whaaaaaat? How else do you do it? One of the first activated AA guns has a REALLY speedy transport assigned...(almost as fast as the jeep)

Usually I get 9/10 of those airport/VP objectives, but up until now I've always had the jeep take the southern route and the AA the northern...
(The usual stuck way of doing things when it's going your way - "never change a running system" :lol: ....but sometimes you'll have to...)

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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by Deja Bru » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:31 pm

GabeKnight wrote:
Deja Bru wrote:I have played Pearl Harbor (U.S. side) at least four times now and I have never thought of using activated AA guns to wake up other AA guns on their way to the harbor. Never.
Whaaaaaat? How else do you do it? One of the first activated AA guns has a REALLY speedy transport assigned...(almost as fast as the jeep)

Usually I get 9/10 of those airport/VP objectives, but up until now I've always had the jeep take the southern route and the AA the northern...
(The usual stuck way of doing things when it's going your way - "never change a running system" :lol: ....but sometimes you'll have to...)
Well, the good news about Pearl Harbor (U.S.) is that no matter how badly you play, you advance anyway! :lol:

Seriously, my first priority was always to wake everything up with the jeep and rush stuff to the harbor to save the last battleship. I never accomplished the secondary goals except for saving the battleship. I wonder what will happen if I try it this new way...

By the way, do you guys ever bother to wake up the airfield on Ford Island? That seems always to be a waste of time to me. It takes three turns to embark a jeep, or now an AA gun, disembark it, and move it one hex to the airfield. Hmmm. Yet, once that's done, an AA gun is in prime position to hammer enemy planes over the harbor...
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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by GabeKnight » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:45 pm

Deja Bru wrote:By the way, do you guys ever bother to wake up the airfield on Ford Island? That seems always to be a waste of time to me. It takes three turns to embark a jeep, or now an AA gun, disembark it, and move it one hex to the airfield. Hmmm. Yet, once that's done, an AA gun is in prime position to hammer enemy planes over the harbor...
Always. I think there's even a core fighter reward for you there (not sure it's core, though). And, as you noted yourself, your AA is in a good position afterwards.

However, your dogfighters provide better cover for your battleships than the AA units. Use the speedy AA unit and the jeep to activate the airfields/VP and the other, slower AA to activate the airfield on that island. If your timing is right, you can do it between the Jap attack waves without wasting turns (and valuable attack possibilities).

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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by Deja Bru » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:01 pm

Aye, aye, Captain! Let me at those so-and-so's! :evil:
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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by Deja Bru » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:19 am

Deja Bru wrote:Aye, aye, Captain! Let me at those so-and-so's! :evil:
What a difference "thinking outside the box" (and reading these forums) will make! This is at least the fourth time I have played U.S. Pearl and these are by far the best results that I have had. ALL airfields activated, including Ford Island and the far-off Kaneohe Bay. Not just five but six or seven enemy airplanes shot down. Only one turn away from activating the last AA gun. And, my gosh, TWO surviving battleships! [Medium difficulty, by the way.]
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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by GabeKnight » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:28 am

Your screenshot's about the same mine looked every time (until Mojko's spoiler, and on lvl5 BTW :wink: )
Deja Bru wrote:I will speak no more so as to not add to spoilers. :wink:
Okay, but one last small tip from me: If you move your DD to port, you can upgrade it to the '41 version (just 5RP) for a +2 small air attack boost.

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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by SirAllan » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:16 pm

I have tryed and tryed but I cant find the easter egg - tell me more about it please :roll:

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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by CoolDTA » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:46 am

Bru didn't like I mentioned the easter egg so I'm a bit afraid to tell more because he may impose some undesirable consequences on me...

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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by bru888 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:34 pm

CoolDTA wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:46 am
Bru didn't like I mentioned the easter egg so I'm a bit afraid to tell more because he may impose some undesirable consequences on me...
Such as banishing you to some far-off place like Haleiwa! :x Oh wait, that's too nice a location. Well, I'll think of someplace else... :?
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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by SirAllan » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:24 pm

ok - if you cant tell, where I can find it, then at least tell what can be found please

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Re: How to activate US units in Pearl Harbor

Post by bru888 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:07 pm

SirAllan wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:24 pm
ok - if you cant tell, where I can find it, then at least tell what can be found please
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