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leehunt27@bloomberg.net -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/1/2013 3:12:15 PM)

How are the landings coming along?




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/1/2013 5:20:04 PM)


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ORIGINAL: leehunt27@bloomberg.net

How are the landings coming along?


The updates are actually in real time. [:)]

It seems the Pony Express rider, an arrow in his leg, had to lay low in a box canyon near Flagstaff while the Comanches were on the war path. Mercifully, he was nursed back to health by some Mormon pioneers, though they did make him strap his horse to the top of the wagon. The turn arrived last night.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/1/2013 5:58:17 PM)

After reviewing the game file, this further intelligence is gained:

--Even after the heavy losses of IJN aircraft over San Jose, the IJN carrier force, now west of Manila, has 50 fighters and 140 bombers. That is serious threat even if they are light on Zeroes. Oddly, there were NO Vals in yesterday's strike packages.

--It turns out Juneau WAS at San Jose the whole time (at least after Haruna left) but the IJN bombers did failed to sport her and instead went after the PT boats. [:)]

--Runway at San Jose pretty well banged up. The bullodozers of 36th Sea Bees got ashore. Time to pick up all the smushed mangos from the Haruna bombardment and start over.

--Baybay, on Leyte, is only 15% damaged even the we can see the place burning from Cagayan

--187th IR mostly embarked at Saumlaki

--A couple of Bn or armor and a Marine Regt on their way from Darwin.

--Other forces embarking at Merauke and Derby and Ternate and Butuan and Cagayan. Everything wont be ready at the same time but the armor coming from Darwin will be the core of the landing force. They could perahps reach Lucena in about 5-6 days (game days not Earth days).

--Wasp and 5 CVE's halway between Darwin and Sorong. I think we should have them cover the movement of the amphibous groups from Saumalaki and Darwin so we don't get pesky Bettys in among the sheep.

--Cagayan is one or two days away from level 5 and another Air HQ is landing there today.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/1/2013 6:26:27 PM)

Once a year the real world date passes the game date.

This is an intensely confusing time for me. I nearly forgot my son's birthday. I paid my property taxes early.

I might have forgotten SG's birthday but the preparations were more elaborate than the Queen's Jubilee.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/1/2013 6:27:52 PM)

Did I use that Mormon gag already? Bah..who cares.




leehunt27@bloomberg.net -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/1/2013 7:54:04 PM)

Based on that report the Japanese are in troube! I'm really curious what happens when you have established air bases farther north and completely cut off Japan from the DEI...




sprior -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/1/2013 7:56:12 PM)

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I'm really curious what happens when you have established air bases farther north


So are we!




Chickenboy -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/1/2013 7:57:51 PM)

Cap'n? Would you mind changing the subject line of this page? I'm starting to have a hankerin' for horse meatballs.




Chickenboy -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/1/2013 7:58:12 PM)


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ORIGINAL: sprior

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I'm really curious what happens when you have established air bases farther north


So are we!


Well...get on with it!




Chickenboy -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/1/2013 10:14:43 PM)

Cap'n: One for you from Dr. Grumpy. Amazing technology to reduce radiation from MR these days. Very impressive! [;)]

http://drgrumpyinthehouse.blogspot.com/2013/02/great-moments-with-mri-facility-reps.html




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/2/2013 7:05:41 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

Cap'n: One for you from Dr. Grumpy. Amazing technology to reduce radiation from MR these days. Very impressive! [;)]

http://drgrumpyinthehouse.blogspot.com/2013/02/great-moments-with-mri-facility-reps.html



Sadly, the days of routinely "smokin' hot" female salespeople is largely over. It therefore becomes harder to overlook obvious bool sheet. I blame Michael Moore and the AMA.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/2/2013 7:09:41 PM)

Pranning..Cagayan is a crappy level 2 port. Not easy to load a tank bn and a USMC regt. The tanks are loading first and next the infantry. USMC regiment at Butuan starts loading tomorrow.

We try for another night bombardment of Baybay.

BB's move over to Cagayan to protect the assembling amphibious convoys.

Juneau will spend another perilous day at San Jose to weaken the IJN carrier air groups. Crappy work.

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Cap Mandrake -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/2/2013 8:04:56 PM)

Air losses from yesterday.

We lost 8 airframes on the ground at San Jose

They lost more than that at Baybay and Altimonan. One of those bases also had some transports.

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Cap Mandrake -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/2/2013 8:34:03 PM)

Stalker Girl goes down to the Gaslamp in San Diego for girl's night...takes a handle of Jose Cuervo and TWO varieties of margarita mix...goes to a restaurant called Dick's Last Resort where ...you guessed it..." the waitstaff intentionally act like "dicks" and put a hat on everyone that says things like "my vibrator chipped my teeth"...and, when she gets back, her adoptive sister sends her a book of prayers for a b-day present. [:D][:D]




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/2/2013 8:46:54 PM)

The quick learners of No. 118 Sqdrn, RCAF. Of course, there are only 3 Hurris left. [:)]

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Itdepends -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/3/2013 6:51:56 AM)

And being Canadians- you aren't going to see very many replacements either.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/3/2013 1:56:49 PM)

****************March 20, 1943(c) (Yeah, I know, it seems like it should be later, right?)**************


14th Naval Battle of San Jose: We KNOW they are probably coming...WE have radar...WE have an admiral...WE have more toys........We need to do something about this Kuboki character. No LYB air attacks. Evidently, the carriers have moved back.

Night Time Surface Combat, near San Jose at 78,84, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Arashio, Shell hits 3

Allied Ships
CLAA Juneau
CL Trenton, Shell hits 1
DD Maury, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Cummings
DD Conyngham



Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 100% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
Kuboki, Hideo crosses the 'T'




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/3/2013 2:00:46 PM)

Davao: A day or two off did us good. We get 1:1. Rook rike we own Davao in a couple of days.

Ground combat at Davao (79,91)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10484 troops, 327 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 258

Defending force 4965 troops, 62 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 69

Allied adjusted assault: 125

Japanese adjusted defense: 82

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
202 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
166 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)


Assaulting units:
22nd Marine Regiment
132nd Infantry Regiment
161st Infantry Regiment
225th Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
25th USN Naval Construction Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion
21/22 Field Regiment

Defending units:
15th Garrison Unit /1
Sasebo 8th SNLF /1
40th JNAF AF Unit
39th JNAF AF Unit
1st Engineer Co
108th JAAF AF Bn




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/3/2013 2:05:07 PM)

Ma-NAH-doe (or Ma-NAY-doe): The newly arrived combat engineers help take down one fort level. I still find it hard to believe all this crap from Detroit is not enough to just broom the LYB's away into the jungle.

Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11550 troops, 244 guns, 384 vehicles, Assault Value = 387

Defending force 5858 troops, 55 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 146

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 191

Japanese adjusted defense: 113

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
371 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled


Allied ground losses:
391 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 51 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)


Assaulting units:
148th Infantry Regiment
627th Tank Destroyer Battalion
129th Infantry Regiment
145th Infantry Regiment
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
821st Engineer Aviation Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
148th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
17th Garrison Unit
44th Field AA Battalion
3rd JNAF AF Unit
9th JNAF Coy
68th JAAF AF Bn




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/3/2013 2:41:16 PM)

Taytay (on Palawan): JJ figured out how to tilt the artillery tubes toward us this time. This means they are recovering from their previous disruption/disablement/dyspareunia. We need to do something. Taytay isnt that important if we land on Luzon but it would bad to lose the chaps there.

Ground combat at Taytay (75,82)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4659 troops, 39 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 218

Defending force 1624 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 78


Allied ground losses:
15 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
11th Garrison Unit
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
72nd JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
2nd/102nd Infantry Battalion
3rd/102nd Infantry Battalion
8th Marine Rgt /1




Cap Mandrake -> How could anything Sorong... be so right? (3/3/2013 2:49:18 PM)

Sorong: Kuroshio sneaks into Sorong harbor at night. A snazzy 17 kt AK has been brought in to pick up some tanks. Sorong just has PT boats. There isn't enough of everything to go around down on the main part of the squid.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Sorong at 82,107, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio

Allied Ships
PT-188
PT-190
PT-196
PT-222
PT-223
PT-295


Ritter Yerrow Baahstards stay to watch the sun come up. Fortunately, the tanks weren't on board yet.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Sorong at 82,107, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio

Allied Ships
xAK Sea Fox, Shell hits 11, on fire


The PT boats come back to help.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Sorong at 82,107, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio

Allied Ships
PT-188
PT-190
PT-196
PT-222
PT-223, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-295, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


There are TBF's and B-25's on naval attack at Sorong. Is March 20 some kind of holiday I missed?




Cap Mandrake -> RE: How could anything Sorong... be so right? (3/3/2013 3:05:09 PM)

****************Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, March 20, 1943(c)*************


RCAF Officer speaking to rough-looking group: ..Right, so here is the crux of the matter. The RCAF is loooking for trained pilots to augment the lads fighting in the sunny Pacific theater.

Bush Pilot 1: Augment?

RCAF Officer speaking to rough-looking group: Yes, as in, to increase or add to.

Bush Pilot 2: We know what it means. What's in it for us?

RCAF Officer speaking to rough-looking group: Well, let's see..there's esprit de corps.

Bush Pilot 1: Esprit de corps?

RCAF Officer speaking to rough-looking group: Yes, as in group spirit...

Bush Pilot 2: <cuts him off> We know what it is. Besides we got that already. Don't we Jaques?

Bush Pilot 3: Oui.

RCAF Officer speaking to rough-looking group: Well, did I mention it's sunny?




Cap Mandrake -> RE: How could anything Sorong... be so right? (3/3/2013 3:52:11 PM)

***********Offices of Bank of Israel, Cagayan, March 21, 1943(c)**************


USN officer: Here he is. <passes over dosier>

Young man in fine linen slacks: <looks at dosier> Hmmm....Kuboki, Hideo. Capable looking fellow.

USN officer: Yes, that is the crux of the problem

Young man in fine linen slacks: What is it you want exactly? Honey trap? Double agent? War Bond tour?

USN officer: No, we want you to...to...take him out.

Young man in fine linen slacks: Hey, I don't swing that way, amigo.

USN officer: No, no, no. Not that, to ...you know...<whispers>..eliminate him.

Young man in fine linen slacks: WHAT!? Why, you crazy SOB, that's your job. Why don't you just sink the ship he is on?

USN officer: Oh, we tried. God knows we tried.

Young man in fine linen slacks: Look, this is a new product line for me. I need to run this by the legal people.

USN officer: Can you get back to us before tomorrow? We are afraid he is going to come back.

Young man in fine linen slacks: Tomorrow? Look, if there is that kind of urgency there will have to be some kind of "expediency surcharge"

USN officer: How much is that?

Young man in fine linen slacks: 1000%

USN officer: 1000% of what?

Young man in fine linen slacks: 1000% of what I decide the standad fee is.......




leehunt27@bloomberg.net -> RE: How could anything Sorong... be so right? (3/3/2013 10:45:53 PM)

Could be fascinating to see Manila fall in mid 1943!




Cap Mandrake -> RE: How could anything Sorong... be so right? (3/4/2013 3:53:39 PM)

Now I remember why we got a second dog! If one of them throws up the other one can eat it.

Just looking in detail at the readiness of ground units for Operation Premature Incarceration.

168th RCT and two tank Bn just left Darwin. 182nd RCT(-) leaving Saumlaki in 1 d minus most of their trucks and a Bn of infantry which is still on Tanna.

These boys can reach Luzon in about 8-9 d, perhaps a bit faster if we turn on the jets.

Cebu USN Bn (with 95 Naval Support pts.) is about 3 d out from Cagayan (driving from Cotabato) but they will need a day or 2 to rest and another day or 2 to embark at Cagayan's rousy port. They are important to hasten unloading at Lucena and there is the poetic part of bringing Phillipine Army squads along for the ride.

21st Marine (60% strength) and 8th Marine (80%) as well as a Marine tank Bn should be emarked for the first day landing though they will have to loiter aboard ship for a while.


That makes 3 Bn of armor and elements of 2 Army regiments and 2 Marine regiments plus aviation support and naval support and SeaBees on D-Day+1. 503rd PIR will be ashore by airdrop the day before. That is not a very big force but JJ appears unready. That is the point.


Tentaive date for the drop of 503rd is March 29.






Cap Mandrake -> RE: How could anything Sorong... be so right? (3/4/2013 4:01:22 PM)

I can imagine that some will look at solo regiments with 60% TOE or fragments still in the South Pacific and say "Dood, why don't you guys get organized?" [:D]

I guess the answer is this is one way get to Luzon in March '43. To borrow a phrase from Forrest..."get there firstest with the mostest"









Cap Mandrake -> RE: How could anything Sorong... be so right? (3/4/2013 4:07:11 PM)

Editor's Note: The Editorial Board wishes to express its dissatisfaction with the mention of ****** ******* ******* who does not represent the finest qualities we wish to portray in this account of the war. To tell you the truth, we are also a little uncomfortable with this Halsey fellow and his "Kill Japs!" signs. Now that we mention it, "Johny Jap" makes our skin crawl and "Little...<POOF>




Chickenboy -> RE: How could anything Sorong... be so right? (3/4/2013 5:02:07 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Now I remember why we got a second dog! If one of them throws up the other one can eat it.



Columnist / humorist Dave Barry refers to his 'main dog' and his 'emergency auxiliary back-up dog'. It's important to have mobile reserves in any ground theater.




Crackaces -> RE: How could anything Sorong... be so right? (3/5/2013 9:56:39 PM)

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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

***********Offices of Bank of Israel, Cagayan, March 21, 1943(c)**************


USN officer: Here he is. <passes over dosier>

Young man in fine linen slacks: <looks at dosier> Hmmm....Kuboki, Hideo. Capable looking fellow.

USN officer: Yes, that is the crux of the problem

Young man in fine linen slacks: What is it you want exactly? Honey trap? Double agent? War Bond tour?

USN officer: No, we want you to...to...take him out.

Young man in fine linen slacks: Hey, I don't swing that way, amigo.

USN officer: No, no, no. Not that, to ...you know...<whispers>..eliminate him.

Young man in fine linen slacks: WHAT!? Why, you crazy SOB, that's your job. Why don't you just sink the ship he is on?

USN officer: Oh, we tried. God knows we tried.

Young man in fine linen slacks: Look, this is a new product line for me. I need to run this by the legal people.

USN officer: Can you get back to us before tomorrow? We are afraid he is going to come back.

Young man in fine linen slacks: Tomorrow? Look, if there is that kind of urgency there will have to be some kind of "expediency surcharge"

USN officer: How much is that?

Young man in fine linen slacks: 1000%

USN officer: 1000% of what?

Young man in fine linen slacks: 1000% of what I decide the standad fee is.......



Cap I think the USN got the whole transaction and dialogue wrong ...

Well dressed man .. looks like an older mature Marlon Brando .. speaks like he has cotton in his mouth: "Quite a club you have going here ... all these huts made of dry grass .. I would hate for something bad to happen .."

Young man in fine linen slacks: What do you mean "...something bad.."

[Joe Pesci type takes a portion of a grass hut and uses it as tinder to light up a fine cuban cigar ...]

Marlon Brando type: "You never know when a fire can suddenly errupt .. or a bartender might suddenly need dental work ...but .. I can help you make sure this does not happen .."

Young man in fine linen slacks: Oh!?! How?

Marlon Brando type: You know this guy Hideo Kuboki has been moving in on our business ... if he had an accident or something... I am sure my boys will insure nothin' bad happends to your joint.......

[8D]




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The IKEA effect (3/5/2013 10:04:25 PM)

**************Pranning**************

All manner of annoying logistical problems are turning up.

--The last attack at Manado drained supply from Sangi so the B-24's there are not going to be very useful.

--Jap bombardments of San Jose have sent the supply there into the orange.

--I can't rearm the BB's anywhere North of Darwin

--Severe shortages of aviation support in the squid tentacles.


Oh well, **** happens. [:)]




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