Rob Brennan UK -> RE: LoBaron + Robbrennan vs Offenceman, allied secret AAR (11/3/2010 6:51:11 PM)
It wasnt that bad LoBaron , Japan suffered badly and didnt reduce the forts. The Big AV units in bataan still have about 3/4 supply intrisically but spare supply was listed as 12! so its going to fall soon ish.
Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 82102 troops, 813 guns, 432 vehicles, Assault Value = 2835
Defending force 55395 troops, 945 guns, 759 vehicles, Assault Value = 1878
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 2462
Allied adjusted defense: 2661
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 2)
Defender: terrain(+), supply(-)
Japanese ground losses:
10621 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 469 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 590 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 62 disabled
Vehicles lost 52 (4 destroyed, 48 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
3721 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 223 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 133 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Vehicles lost 33 (4 destroyed, 29 disabled)
Infatry disablements take a long time to heal , even when rested and in full supply they can take ages. I wonder when Japan will be brave enough to attack again ? Out of curiousity does the base need 20k supply to heal disablements ? or do hq;s help with high admin ? I think its no and yes respectively but would love confirmation.
As for China and the AVG , Mike said in his e-mail reply he expected the AVG to come calling soon. As it is the AVG lost 22 planes .. that is one big ouch ! but over the course of at least 10 combats in 2 days we did hit a lot of japanese aircraft in return, even one of the dreaded Tojos was downed by a P40E.Japanese losses were about 75 planes. Wish i'd set CAP over singapore today too as all the netty raids came in unescorted , i suspect its a dupe and wont fall for it yet , if in 3-4 turns no escort then i'll maybe jump in.
so all in all 75-22 aint bad and we only lost 7 pilots dead in total over the pacific in 2 days, thats good !
Thats about it really , all else is quiet (thankfully). the Royal Navy is assemblig a suprise for Japan should the evil empire decide to attack the DEI without KB support. If KB comes calling however all bets are off and running away is just advancing on a 180^ axis [;)]
EDIT , there was one very very strange oddity, I sent a lone AKL upto lautern in Timor on 'pick up troop' mode with amphibious set as TF type. There was only 11 tubes of dutch 88mm AAguns to pick up as all else has been flown out. the AP duly picked up 8 before the base was overrun. Then ! next day the AA guns re-landed and invaded ! what the hell happened there ? TF was set to return to Darwin.
Upon opening the turn the AKL was 3 hexes from Lautern and on its way to Darwin .. very very odd !
Invasion Support action off Lautem
22 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
xAKL Patris fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards
Elsewhere in burma the medium bombers of the Commonwealth AF struck at the advancing japanese troops and confirmed the presence of the Imperial guards Div along with a Tank Brigade. We should be able to stand at Manadalay as we have several units coming to reinforce Burma, No sign of japanese fighters but then again the hurricanes tasked with escort were rained in too thankfully. I'll not risk them tomorrow as these bomber pilots are darn good and i'm really looking forward to getting wellies !.
Morning Air attack on Imperial Guards Division, at 57,47 (Magwe)
Weather in hex: Light rain
Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes
Hudson I x 23
No Allied losses
Japanese ground losses:
74 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled