At the end of the previous turn, the American submarines were moving towards the Soviet Bastion near the Kurile Islands north of Japan. One group of 3 US subs (Springfield, Dace, and Guardfish) inched towards the southern Kuriles while 2 other US subs (Bremerton and Silversides) had moved further north.
Turn 2 begins.
Initiative is rolled and the US player goes first. The Guardfish, Springfield, and Dace move slowly up towards the Soviet submarines to the south, hoping to speed through the well-defended zone in subsequent turns. As of now, none of the US subs has been detected.
Up to the north, the Bremerton makes a run to the west- straight for the Kuriles. Since the Bremerton is running at full speed and it’s within 5 hexes of enemy units and/or a close defense hex, it is automatically detected. The Silversides moves slowly up towards the north, hoping that the Soviet subs will ignore it long enough to make a run for the Kurile entrance next turn.
|Three American subs approach the tip of Hokkaido while one US sub up north dashes towards the Kuriles.|
Soviet action segment
The Soviets decide to hang on down south and wait for the 3 American subs to come to them. Staying put and using the advantage of the nearby close defense hex should be a very effective way to keep the US submarines out.
Up north, the Mikhalovskiy moves adjacent to the Bremerton and damages it (with a beautiful roll of 9). The Admiral Sidorov, a Mike-class, follows up the attack on the Bremerton and sinks it (another 9 is rolled). This is a very good start for the Russians.
|The sinking of the Bremerton.|
Turn 2 ends.
|End of Turn 2.|