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There are a maximum of 55 Battlestations: Pacific achievements (50 without DLC) worth 5,540 (1,150)

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Preventive Strike in Battlestations: Pacific

Preventive Strike41 (10)

This is a rare achievementSink the US Battleship before the reinforcements arrive in Solomons' Skirmish.

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Shadow 00 Fox
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Shadow 00 Fox
Achievement won on 07 Jun 14
TA Score for this game: 5,540
Posted on 07 June 14 at 20:21
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This is extremely hard. After beating both campaigns I went back to this one, having tried this quite a few times before. Definitely take the Mogami upgrade for your Cruiser as this will help you take down destroyers head on. The AI randomly spawns the US Battleship group, and I once had it spawn so close they took me out instead. Here's what finally worked for me though, and I think I know a trick for this!

After quite a few tries heading straight for where the battleship is, and then backing off waiting for my bombers while taking out the destroyers one by one, I kept running out of time. My last try I headed more to the East, south of the island where the destroyer waits for you.(The east-most destroyer that joins the Battleship attack when it spawns)

I took out that destroyer, and then discovered the battleship was running into the island because it had tried turning broadside. I fired 2 bracket torpedoes and about 4 more dead on the battleship from about 1.5 range. I then turned straight towards the battleship without waiting for my planes.

What ended up happening, most of my first volley of torpedoes must have hit, because the South Dakota had massive water damage(about half) by the time I got to within .5-.7 miles when I wanted to launch the other side of torpedoes. I turned and launched the rest, then fired at the magazine. I was getting surrounded by the other destroyers and got hit by about 10 torpedoes at the same time, but I had enough torpedoes hit the USS South Dakota it went down quickly. I had 40 seconds to spare, and then sunk the annoying destroyers for fun. smile

That's the story of how it worked for me. I think if you could get it to run into the island, send some torpedoes behind it, and then a bunch dead on or close, you have the best chance, since you really need most of your torpedoes to hit at first.

Otherwise, I'd recommend you do what I just did, but then don't bother with sending early torpedoes, just head for the island, then change course and torpedo everything from about .5 or less. Please let me know if this works for you either way!! This was such a frustrating mission I hope this will help someone!
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