Good news, bad news.
The Shoho [EDIT name] launched all its air assets for defense and sent a suicide mission against the nearest enemy Task Force.
Shokoku is badly damaged. With no respondent damage to USN forces.
Land forces from PMO and the carrier launched a massive strike.
Further North West the Shokaku and Zuikaku are now both spotted but US INTEL is unclear as to exact number of ships as on start Noon turn.
Based upon enemy ship movements seen, one TF is moving North at top speed. The Army transports are still hidden, with a small group of Destroyers leading as many search craft on a chase one hex at a time. By sailing directing into the Search Craft it has broken up their pattern of planned search.
Play by Poll play continues.
Noon brings a potential weather change and it is time for the Troop ships to start moving towards the PMO objective.
The Japanese plan remains the same. Strike the USN CV’s as hard as possible and hope for the Troop carriers to make it for a nite landing at Port Moresby.
Alternate plans, and ideas can be posted to comments for consideration on the Blog. If we have enough comment I shall create a poll for them. No comments accepted from elsewhere – Facebook/BGG/G+, unfortunately I’m too busy to check multiple locations so here is best.
On to the Noon turn.