Help support TMP

"This Creepy Star Wars Fan Film Shows the Plight of..." Topic

2 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please remember that some of our members are children, and act appropriately.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the SF Media Message Board

Back to the Solo Wargamers Message Board

Back to the WWII in the Pacific Message Board

Back to the WWII Aviation Battle Reports Message Board

Back to the Star Wars Message Board

Areas of Interest

World War Two on the Land
World War Two at Sea
World War Two in the Air
Science Fiction

Featured Link

Featured Showcase Article

Cheap Buys: 1/300 Scale Hot Wheels Blimp

You can pick up a toy blimp in the local toy department for less than a dollar.

Featured Profile Article

Featured Book Review

869 hits since 20 Mar 2020
©1994-2022 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

TMP logo


Please sign in to your membership account, or, if you are not yet a member, please sign up for your free membership account.
Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2020 3:15 p.m. PST


1200 local time
4 June 1942

It's 4 June 1942, the dawn of the epic "Battle of Midway," a clash of giants, three US carriers vs four Japanese carriers that proved to be the turning point of the war in the Pacific. For more information, both real-life and how I'm running this campaign, please check here:

It's now 1200, and the Japanese strike group has found the USS Yorktown! Lt (jg) Chipman leads a CAP of six F4F Wildcats over to intercept a flight of six D3A "Val" dive bombers escorted by four Zeros.


The American CAP, from top left to bottom:

Ensign Theisman, a Rookie that was shot down at Coral Sea on his first sortie
Lt (jg) Chipman, a Veteran with three kills on four sorties

Ensign Walton, a Rookie on his first combat mission
Lt (jg) Head, a Veteran with four and one half kills on four sorties

Ensign Manley, a Regular with one and one half kills on two sorties
Ensign Bowles, a Rookie on his first combat mission

The Yorktown lays in the background, hoping to not catch any Japanese bombs…


The Japanese strike group, from top right to bottom left:

Zero 02, a Veteran
Zero 01, an Ace

Val 06 Val 03
Val 04 Val 01
Val 05 Val 02

Zero 03, a Natural Born Killer
Zero 04, a Veteran


Wildcats swarm the Japanese escorts, making head-on and high-angle attacks on them, looking to knock them out of the sky and deal with the enemy dive bombers at their leisure.


Some slick flying by Lt (jg) Head.

To see how the fight went, please check the blog at:

Things are looking up: for the moment, the skies are clear. Lt (jg) Head got to set his damaged Wildcat down, and the net set of CAP refueled and launched. A couple hours later the klaxons sounded again: inbound bogeys, this time a flight of Kates torpedo bombers!


Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.