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jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (1/20/2011 10:28:49 AM)

Thanks Cribtop, this turn isn't so good, not exactly that bad, but certainly not what we anticipated!

27 Dec 1941

Subs
Ships fleeing from Sydney?

Submarine attack near Portsea at 81,172

Japanese Ships
SS I-169

Allied Ships
xAK Admiral Halstead, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Westcoast
Sub attack near San Clemente Island at 224,81

Japanese Ships
SS I-21

Allied Ships
xAK Ewa, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


Burma
We pull back from our succesful para drop, only a couple of support squads to go. There are some enemy advancing on Tougoo... Also 21 B-17 bomb the base... interesting...

The attacks on Rangoon begin... there are no longer ships in the area, I think we have broken them here already.

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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
G3M2 Nell x 17
G4M1 Betty x 10



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 damaged
H81-A3: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 21


Malaya
No change, we are almost at Kuala Lumpur

DEI
Well the raid into Sorebaya was certainly interesting! We loose a DD, have 5 badly banged up and 4 BB's with light to medium damage... The bombardment was a fizzle as a result, although the BC Repulse is reported sunk, even though it wasn't in any of the engagements... They may have scuttled her after damage from last turn, figuring it would cost less points wise... although she is listed as 202 VP's.

They sent out all their combat ships, but there are still over 50 ships bottled up in Harbour... we may be able to keep them trapped there yet...

A series of prelim battles with PT's sees no damage to us, but 3 Dutch and 3 UK boats are sunk.

TF 20 encounters mine field at Soerabaja (56,104)

Japanese Ships
CL Kitakami, Mine hits 1, on fire
DD Kuretake, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
DD Wakatake, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

Night Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 56,104, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Fuso, Torpedo hits 1
BB Yamashiro
BB Ise, Shell hits 1
BB Hyuga
CL Oi
DD Kamikaze
DD Sawakaze
DD Okikaze
DD Yakaze
DD Yukaze
DD Hokaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Alden
DD Banckert, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Evertsen
DD Van Ghent, Shell hits 1

TF 139 encounters mine field at Soerabaja (56,104)

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga, Mine hits 1
BB Yamashiro, Mine hits 1
BB Fuso, Mine hits 1
BB Mutsu, Mine hits 1
BB Nagato, Mine hits 1
CL Oi, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
DD Hokaze, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Yukaze, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Yakaze, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Okikaze, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Sawakaze, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

Night Naval bombardment of Soerabaja at 56,104 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Ise
BB Mutsu


Allied ground losses:
141 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled


Their also attacks our several TF but does no real damage. We need to get a fighter base that is closer!

Philippines

Continued air sweeps whittle away the opposition, the bombing isbecoming marginally more effective. A div has arrived in Manila. IOt should fall, then they will move on Clark.

China
I had a question last turn, can a Japanese Tank Regiment take on an attrited, disrupted Chinese corps in the open...

Ground combat at 85,46 (near Nanyang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 630 troops, 0 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 53

Defending force 6683 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 190

Japanese adjusted assault: 41

Allied adjusted defense: 17

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)


Allied ground losses:
2441 casualties reported
Squads: 69 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 117 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
92nd Chinese Corps
2nd Group Army


Elsewhere we continue to clean up our rail links...

Ground combat at 87,46 (near Sinyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 960 troops, 0 guns, 144 vehicles, Assault Value = 81

Defending force 825 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 84

Allied adjusted defense: 6

Japanese assault odds: 14 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)


Allied ground losses:
239 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
12th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
3rd Group Army


Pakhoi falls, which is nice as it frees up 2 SNLF to go for Tarakan and Balikpapan :)

Ground combat at Pakhoi (72,58)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 4317 troops, 43 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 179

Defending force 4059 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 131

Japanese adjusted assault: 114

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 22 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Pakhoi !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), disruption(-), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
84 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2064 casualties reported
Squads: 48 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 80 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
15th Naval Guard Unit
16th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
64th Chinese Corps



Cheers

Rob











jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (1/20/2011 10:36:15 AM)

Analaysis.
The appearance of B-17 in Burma is useful intelligence. It looks like at one stage they were going to try and make a stand there... hence all the shipping, and we think they have bought in more brigades...

It also indicates (along with other intel) that Java and Sumatra are not being reinforced.

The potential/likely loss of 5 DD's to mines is rather annoying, but so far our ship losses are very low, 1 BB, 1 CA, 3 DD. And whilst the BB's got hit by the mines they will recover, and with their current strategy, and the loss of a lot of ships, the BB's are not essential at the moment.

The Battle of Clark will be intersting... we will probably wait for another Div to come up before anything is really done... we have also considered withdrawing force to use elsewhere... which is increasingly tempting...

The next couple of turns should cement in a few things and help to guide us on what opportunities to go for.

Cheers

Rob




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (1/21/2011 10:01:31 AM)

28 Dec 1941 Good naval action finally!

Subs
The Dutch subs are very active outside Sorebaya, we loose the CL Kitakami, and BB Hyuga takes a torp, she is Float 53 now. Could have been worse as there were several failed attacks.

Burma
No change. Our paras are all pulled out, and we continue the long cross country march.

Malaya
We are closing on Kuala Lumpor.

DEI
This game has prophesy. Last turn the BC Repulse was announced dead, even though there was no action. This turn my SCTF to the West of Sorebaya finds her and launches a perfect lonmglance attack...

Night Time Surface Combat, near Pamekasan at 58,105, Range 1,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 1
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Asakaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Shiokaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
BC Repulse, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
DD Alden, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Evertsen, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Kortenaer, Shell hits 1
DD Piet Hein, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Van Ghent, Shell hits 1, on fire


The Dutch combat fleet is now ionly 1 or 2 damaged DD's.

Our Betties sortie from Kendari against some shipping heading out of Sorebaya...

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mataram at 58,111

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 20



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
TK Mindanao, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AO TAN 5, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
AO TAN 6, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Pope
PG Soerabaja, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


Mini KB is to the south and can close on the remainders, and any other moving out from Sorebaya.

Philippines
Our air attacks are begining to become increasingly effective.

Manila is a bit stronger held than I expected... may need an application of airpower to help.

Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3752 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 376

Defending force 5167 troops, 104 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 228

Japanese ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
16th Recon Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
71st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division


Australia
Mini KB port attacks Broome in case there were any ships we missed, there weren't.

She still has sorties left, but need to retire to Kendari soon.

China

We attack at Chuhsien and get 2:1 odds and reduce the forts. It should fall next turn.

We are pulling the first of the SNLF out of Pakhoi for use in the DEI.



So far we have 2 US BB's declared Sunk, the BC Repulse, 2 CA, 6 CL and 14 DD for the loss of 1 BB (4 damaged)1 CA, 1 CL and 3 DD.

We have cleared the DEI of combat ships, and have bottled about 50 ships up in Sorebaya. The Betties, subs and SCTF can probably get most of them.

KB is in an interesting position and is unseen.

They appear to be not reinforcing Sumatra, Java or the DEI.

They appear to be pulling out in Burma. The AVG has vacated Rangoon.

Our challange is to clear Malaya and the Philippines quickly. The first is likely, the second we are not confident about.

We expect to take PM and settle into our SWPAC lines without too much hassle.

Cheers

Rob




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (1/22/2011 8:35:09 PM)

29 Dec 1941
Subs
We hold the Dutch subs at bay.

Dutch mines have now hurt 3 of our subs. Mines are really becoming the deterrent that they were/are in real life.

TF 58 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Japanese Ships
SS I-162, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Sub attack near Manado at 76,99

Japanese Ships
xAKL Daitei Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf

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


Burma
No change, we continue to march.

Malaya
They have abandoned Kuala Lumpur, we will take it this turn, the Army will advance and then we are 5 hex from Singapore., and only 3 to relieve the blocking force.

We are hitting both Singapore and Johore Bharu from the air.

DEI
Our Cripples are making their way back, baring Dutch subs we should get to safety...

Mini KB heads north...
Morning Air attack on TF, near Mataram at 55,117

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
B4Y1 Jean x 5
B5N1 Kate x 15



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Pope, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO TAN 4, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
AO TAN 3, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk


Philippines
We take Manila, killing off two enemy Divs is nice:

Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 10860 troops, 91 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 376

Defending force 5150 troops, 104 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 226

Japanese adjusted assault: 483

Allied adjusted defense: 95

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manila !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

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

Japanese ground losses:
295 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
7107 casualties reported
Squads: 406 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 270 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 68 (68 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Assaulting units:
9th Infantry Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
71st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division


We deliberate attack at Clark, bloody as expected. Forts are low.

Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 63789 troops, 674 guns, 572 vehicles, Assault Value = 2334

Defending force 39312 troops, 537 guns, 504 vehicles, Assault Value = 1358

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 1001

Allied adjusted defense: 3187

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
2807 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 286 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 281 disabled
Engineers: 47 destroyed, 21 disabled
Vehicles lost 108 (27 destroyed, 81 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
676 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 42 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 148 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Vehicles lost 127 (11 destroyed, 116 disabled)


Assaulting units:
48th Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
21st Division
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
65th Brigade
Kanno Detachment
Tanaka Detachment
III./4th Infantry Battalion
2nd Tank Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
4th Division
38th Division
Sasebo 1st SNLF
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
14th Army
2nd Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
192nd Tank Battalion
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
14th PS Engineer Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
Subic Bay Defenses
91st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
31st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment
21st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Regiment
Manila USAAF Base Force
Cavite USN Base Force
South Luzon Force
Far East USAAF
USAFFE
PAF Aviation
North Luzon Force
1st PI Base Force
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment


Australia

KB arrives off Eden (between Sydney and Melbourne) but bad weather means they don't launch! We are very pissed, and 100% detected... there goes suprise.

China
Going very nicely, the main force will arrive at Nanyang next turn.

Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3163 troops, 34 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 115

Defending force 1347 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Japanese adjusted assault: 126

Allied adjusted defense: 16

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Chuhsien !!!


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

Japanese ground losses:
185 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
540 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd RGC Route Brigade
22nd/C Division

Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps


Cheers

Rob




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (1/24/2011 10:30:19 AM)

30 Dec 1941 - Destruction of the Australian Fleet

Subs
They do the only real damage
Sub attack near Manado at 75,99

Japanese Ships
xAKL Genmei Maru, Shell hits 9

Allied Ships
SS Salmon


We are threading the subs, who are thick, around Kendari.

Burma
B-17 come visiting:

Morning Air attack on 21st Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 157 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 3



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 20


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
46 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


The Nates have moved out, and Oscars are now on CAP. have stacks of AA there, but they generally flew too high.

We are a few days out from Moulmein, Mergui will fall next turn.

Malaya
Kuala Lumpur falls.

They have moved units in to our blocking force, could be interesting next turn...

DEI
We continue to thread our ships back to Kendari, haven't lost one of the DD's yet... but still another 4-5 days to go. Have ASW Tf protecting them.

Mini KB is retiring on Kendari, but part will probably turn around this turn. 1 CVL is out of sorties, but the others are only half way, so we can send one back at a time to rearm/refuel and maintain the Sorebaya blockade. We need to take some closer airfields to sweep the Dutch from the sky.

Philippines
Resting. Plan attacks every 3 days. More air moving in, plenty of supply, and Manila was captured intact so will generate some supply.

Mindanao is being taken base by base.

Australia
a SCTF heads into Townsville, there are ships in port, and several TF heading back to Darwin. Only the one Victim.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Townsville at 92,144, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CA Furutaka
CA Kako
DD Oboro
DD Uzuki
DD Kikuzuki
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
xAKL Montanes, Shell hits 8, and is sunk


KB enters Bass strait (sitting off Sale) and despite poor weather which forces some sorties back does a reasonable job :)

Morning Air attack on TF, near Queenstown at 78,177

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
B5N2 Kate x 31



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 11 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 4 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Leander, Torpedo hits 1
CA Canberra
CA Louisville
CL Perth
CA Australia

Morning Air attack on TF, near King Island at 80,173

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 25



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
AM Latrobe, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
AM Mildura, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Morning Air attack on TF, near Portland at 77,170

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL William McArthur, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Noora, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Minnipa, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Lorinna, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Morning Air attack on TF, near Queenstown at 78,177

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CA Louisville
CA Canberra
CL Leander, Bomb hits 3
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Queenstown at 78,177

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 50 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 75



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 21 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CA Australia, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CA Louisville, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CL Leander, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CA Canberra, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CL Perth, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Voyager

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Portland at 77,170

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 38



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Arkaba, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAKL Argus, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Kajang, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Diomed, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Kindur
AGP Niagara, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Koolinda, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Lady Isobel, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Coast Farmer, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Autolycus, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Oorama, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Lowana, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Queenstown at 78,177

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Stuart, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CL Perth, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DD Vampire


We are credited with CA Louisville, CA Australia, CA Canberra, CL Leander. There are plenty of targets out there still!

We do loose 13 Kates though...


China

Lots of troops arrived at Nanyang. We will bombard this turn to test. 2 more divs are on the way up.

A Div will cross into Loyang next turn... could be very bloody...


Home Islands
Lots of resources starting to flow. Supply is now low, but we have shipped stacks out. SWPAC has over 300k now, DEI has about 80k in the south and 80k in the north. Philippines have about 80k as well.

Lots of PB's and now AKE's coming on line.

Gathering assault shipping centrally for when Philippines or Singapore is clear.

So far so good... Dutch fleet destroyed, Australian Mauled... KB is exposed but very strong.

Cheers

Rob




Cribtop -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (1/24/2011 5:18:17 PM)

Wow, and we thought the Fatr/Yubari AAR was an ocean of blood... Banzai!




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (1/25/2011 10:36:05 AM)

More destruction to come... I'll try and post tomorrow. The Australian fleet is basically gone, and a couple of US ships as well.

Been spending time reviewing the production, will try and post some thoughts in a day or so.

Cheers

Rob




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (1/25/2011 8:48:24 PM)

31 Dec 1941 Destruction of Australian Fleet, Attack on Melbourne.

Subs
Our damaged ships again avoid the Dutch subs... just. Only the DD's are at sea, float damage is slowly dropping.

Burma
No action.

Malaya
They are moving more forces into our blocking position. We are moving the forces out of Mersing to to country block position. It looks like they may have moved a unit up from the south as the hex side maybe showing green... we may need to move one of our units south to close it.

DEI
Clearing up dot bases, getting our damaged ships into port, only the DD's to go. 1 BB badly damaged, 2 moderately (but can still be used). 1 CL moderately and about 6 DD's in various levels of damage. Kendari roads are overflowing with ships brining in fuel and supply. It will cat a s a base for FT TF to operate from.

Philippines

Moving troops around. Only Bataan and Clark is allied. On Davao the island is about 50% cleared. Elsewhere we are going around cleaning up small bases.

Australia
We raid Darwin again causing light damage. There is still a DD and SS listed as being in port there.

KB plays in Bass strait. A number of TF around trying to make port at Portland and Qeenstown. We also hit Melbourne port to find more warships tied up alongside!

Morning Air attack on TF, near Queenstown at 79,177

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
D3A1 Val x 15



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CA Louisville, and is sunk

Morning Air attack on TF, near Queenstown at 80,177

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 108 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 46 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 26



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 4 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Perth, Bomb hits 16, and is sunk
DD Stuart

Morning Air attack on TF, near Portland at 77,172

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
D3A1 Val x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Arkaba, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
AGP Niagara, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk


Morning Air attack on TF, near King Island at 79,172

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
D3A1 Val x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Argus, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Portland at 77,169

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
D3A1 Val x 15



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Aroona, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
xAK Moonta, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Gorgon, Bomb hits 1

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Queenstown at 80,177

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 113 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 48 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Stuart, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Portsea at 81,171

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
D3A1 Val x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Diomed, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk

Afternoon Air attack on Melbourne , at 82,170

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 124 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 52 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 65



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 7 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CA Pensacola, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage (800kg bombs)
CL Achilles, Bomb hits 1, on fire


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


KB will hit Melbourne and Portland, then retire north to replenish. Where to from there will be another raid... where we aren't sure yet. Killing ships in port is hard, but Pensacola looks to be in a bad way...

China
The attack of the lone division at Loyang went suprisingly good!
Ground combat at Loyang (87,43)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 11759 troops, 102 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 404

Defending force 16348 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 382

Japanese adjusted assault: 202

Allied adjusted defense: 180

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-), disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
885 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 65 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled


Allied ground losses:
604 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 68 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
110th Division

Defending units:
93rd Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps
15th Group Army
1st War Area
36th Group Army
14th Group Army
Jingcha War Area
4th Chinese Base Force



We are expecting them to counter raid into our lines of communication and have re-routed shipping accordingly. We have pulled anything mobile out of the Marshalls for the moment until we can be stronger there... but forces are underway, and with a bit of CV cover we can then move in and improve the setup.

Cheers

Rob




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (1/27/2011 3:54:33 AM)

01 Jan 1942 - Production

01 Jan looks like a good time to review production. We are using the tracker tool, fantastic! Although I'm not sure I know how to actually use all of its capability yet...

Anyway here is the aircraft production, those in brackets indicate repairing factories. In order of building numbers:

A6M2 Zero......131(43) - I think we may be over producing in 2 months.
Ki-43-Ic Oscar.93(75)
G4M1 Betty.....49(1)
D3A1 Val.......36(12)
KI-48-Ib Lily..34 - these are now turned off, waiting on Helen to com online.
E13A1 Jake.....27
B5N2 Kate......25(7) - may still be low.
KI-21-IIa Sally23 - we would like more...
KI-46-II Dinah.22
G3M2 Nell......22 - currently turned off
H6K4 Mavis.....12 - will change to Emily
E14Y1 Glen.....9
Ki-57-I Topsy..6 - may need to increase as I use air transport a lot!

Of the oncoming aircraft Helen is the biggest builder at 22(6) followed by Tony 2(20), Tojo 1 (15)and Nick 1 (12).

Aircraft engines are:
Nakajima Ha35 ...Pool 133...230 (80) (will need more)
Aichi Ha-60......pool 000...125
Mitsubishi Ha33..Pool 051...90 (40) (about right for the moment)
Mitsubishi Ha32..Pool 000...84 (36) (need to increase more)
Mitsubishi Ha31..Pool 255...45
Nakajima Ha45....Pool 000...30
Nakajima Ha34....Pool 022...29 (11)
Kawasaki Ha60....Pool 000...23 (17)
Hitachi Amakaze..Pool 120...11 (need to build a few more... but how many?
Mitsubishi Ha43..Pool 000...10
Nakajima Ha44....Pool 000...10

The change to Helen and Emily in a few months really messes with the Ha32/Ha33 mix. Need more Ha34 as well, will wait for the current expansion to finish. Will also need more Ha35 eventually!



Industry wise we have increased armoured vehicle production to 81, but not played with the rest.

Ship wise Shinano and Musashi are halted. CV Junyo and Hiyo, CVL Shoho and Ryuho and CVE Unyo accelerated.

Cheers
Rob










jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (1/27/2011 10:58:56 PM)

01 Jan 1942 a good start to the year, will it continue?

Subs
We manage to fight off the Dutch subs again. Several ASW Tf and aircraft are helping and our DD's continue to limp to port two hex a day... only another 4-5 days to go!

We add insult to injury in an attack off Melbourne:
Sub attack near Portsea at 81,172

Japanese Ships
SS I-169

Allied Ships
xAKL William McArthur, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage


Burma
B-17 Visit and do little damage. Our fliers fight and fire causing a lot of damage, but do not bring one of the beasts down... it is good experiance for them though!

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 116 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 10



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 19


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 9 damaged


Otherwise we continue to walk and walk...

Malaya

We bombard, and will attack next turn... I'm concerned they will escape.

Ground combat at 50,82 (near Johore Bahru)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 210 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 160

Defending force 2334 troops, 37 guns, 48 vehicles, Assault Value = 63


Allied ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
113th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
1st Mysore Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd Argylls Battalion
109th RN Base Force
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
5th Field Regiment


DEI
We continue to clean up small bases. Invasion force for Tarakan begins to load. A refreshed Mini KB slips anchor.

Philippines
Continue to clean Davao liberating the locals from their colonial oppressors :)

Australia
All the action is here. We are begining to realise their are so many ships in the area that we will run out of ammo :( Tony has been carefully using the torpedoes and we are still at around 50%, but it is time to head back. A real pity.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Adelaide at 75,163

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 75 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
B5N2 Kate x 13
D3A1 Val x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Kota Radja, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires
xAP Merkur, Bomb hits 3, on fire
xAK Barossa, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Raranga, Bomb hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Kota Gede, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Glenorchy
xAP President Coolidge, Bomb hits 3

Morning Air attack on TF, near Portland at 70,175

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Sjobris
xAKL Hamakua, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Kaiping, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAKL Darvel, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Kindur, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Adelaide at 75,163

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 107 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 45 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 54



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Poelau Bras, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAP Kota Pinang, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Duntroon, Bomb hits 9, and is sunk
AP Hugh L. Scott, Bomb hits 1
xAK George Livanos, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Meigs
xAP Tjisaroea
xAP Glenapp, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
AM Townsville, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Kota Tjandi, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Macdhui
xAK Nicholas van Vonn, Torpedo hits 1
xAP President Coolidge, Bomb hits 1
TK Merula, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Adelaide at 75,166

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
D3A1 Val x 14



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Adelaide, Bomb hits 2, on fire

Afternoon Air attack on Melbourne , at 82,170

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 93 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 51



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 9 damaged

Allied Ships
CA Pensacola, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Achilles, Bomb hits 1, on fire


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


Repair Shipyard hits 1
Manpower hits 8
Fires 3009
Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 1


Darwin gets some long range love as well.


China

Nanyang only has a couple of days to go, the forces are almost in position.

We are advancing on Wuchow.


Still no sign of the enemy CV's... maybe no rescue by the cavalry for the shipping around Melbourne. Recon of Sydney and Brisbane indicates more ships in port... so many targets, so few bombs :(

Cheers
Rob




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (1/28/2011 6:41:40 AM)

Well day two of the new year looks fairly similar to day 1!

02 Jan 1942
Subs
We again keep the Dutch subs at bay. Our air ASW is starting to become effective and we hit and damage 4-5 subs this turn.

This is the only sucess on either side...

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Submarine attack near Newcastle at 92,167

Japanese Ships
SS I-10

Allied Ships
TK British Motorist, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage


Burma
B-17 come, B-17 fly away damaged. Moving in some more Oscar. any airfield damage is quickly repaired. We have a stack of AA units here, but I think the B-17 are flying too high :(

Morning Air attack on Chiang Mai , at 58,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 165 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 45 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 21



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 16


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 5 damaged



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1


Malaya
We attack in our blocking hex. More force has arrived and we shock attack next turn...

Ground combat at 50,82 (near Johore Bahru)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4499 troops, 50 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 295

Defending force 2362 troops, 37 guns, 48 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

Japanese adjusted assault: 77

Allied adjusted defense: 87

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
308 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
253 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 8 (3 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Assaulting units:
113th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
1st Mysore Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd Argylls Battalion
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
109th RN Base Force
5th Field Regiment

DEI
Mini KB is attacked multiple times, the CAP keeps most at bay and the few attack runs are easily avoided... nice way to attrit the Dutch as they Crash and burn in the sea.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Denpasar at 58,109

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 99 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18



Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6
B-339D x 8
CW-21B Demon x 7
75A-7 Hawk x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged
B-339D: 3 destroyed
CW-21B Demon: 1 destroyed
75A-7 Hawk: 4 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CVL Zuiho

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Denpasar at 58,109

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17



Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 5
B-339D x 1
CW-21B Demon x 4
75A-7 Hawk x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
B-339D: 1 destroyed
CW-21B Demon: 3 destroyed
75A-7 Hawk: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CVL Zuiho


They are moving ships north to Batavia and then out... well they are testing it. We have moved in a SCTF to try to intercept and set the Nells to attack... We may need to bring forward the invasion of Palembang and so shipping is dispatched to do so.

Philippines

We shock attack combined with a para drop...

Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 69532 troops, 801 guns, 642 vehicles, Assault Value = 2420

Defending force 38232 troops, 537 guns, 574 vehicles, Assault Value = 1322

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 1222

Allied adjusted defense: 1558

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 1)

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

Japanese ground losses:
5003 casualties reported
Squads: 47 destroyed, 291 disabled
Non Combat: 58 destroyed, 343 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 61 disabled
Vehicles lost 125 (61 destroyed, 64 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1820 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 102 disabled
Non Combat: 65 destroyed, 202 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Vehicles lost 125 (49 destroyed, 76 disabled)


Australia

What can we say?

Morning Air attack on TF, near Portland at 72,170

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
D3A1 Val x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Sjobris, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Mulubinda, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Morning Air attack on TF, near Portland at 71,172

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Darvel, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kingscote at 69,165

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
D3A1 Val x 15



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Canopus, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL James Cook, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Karuah, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ceduna at 70,159

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 20



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Kooringa, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Meigs, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
xAP Glenorchy
xAK Mary Livanos, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Toendjoek, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Tarifa, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Afternoon Air attack on Portland , at 77,169

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
D3A1 Val x 79



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 8 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Koolama, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Johanne Justesen, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Ormiston, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Montoro, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Boero, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Mildura, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAK Aldinga, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Limerick, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Bellerophon, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAP Idomeneus, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Charon, Bomb hits 1
xAK Woolgar, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAP Murada, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 1

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Afternoon Air attack on Adelaide , at 75,163

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 108 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 46 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 83



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 7 damaged

Allied Ships
TK Merula, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Nicholas van Vonn, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Merkur, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP President Coolidge, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AP Hugh L. Scott, Bomb hits 1
AM Townsville, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Glenapp, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
46 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1


Ships in port are very hard to sink...

We also give love to Darwin, SS Pike takes another bomb hit...

There are lots of ships fleeing the east coast of Australia at the moment... not sure why :)

But our time is up. Maybe capturing a small base and bringing in a few AKE would help to keep the love going...

Cheers

Rob






Cribtop -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (1/28/2011 7:14:08 PM)

Ambush is killing, and... Well, you know the rest!




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (1/29/2011 10:20:27 PM)

03 Jan 1942

Subs
Sub attack near Lahaina at 187,104

Japanese Ships
SS I-25

Allied Ships
xAK Liberty, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

SS I-25 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Liberty


Burma
We claim a beast shot down! We lost an Oscar and a transport on the ground. The transports are flying in troops to Toungoo as they haven't take it back yet...

Morning Air attack on Chiang Mai , at 58,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 72 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 8
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 1 damaged
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-I Topsy: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 7 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1


Malaya
We clear the hex, they retire on Johore Bahru though :(

Ground combat at 50,82 (near Johore Bahru)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 8170 troops, 73 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 336

Defending force 2075 troops, 37 guns, 45 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Japanese adjusted assault: 258

Allied adjusted defense: 33

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
589 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Allied ground losses:
326 casualties reported
Squads: 33 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 31 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (12 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 4
Units destroyed 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
148th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
II./124th Infantry Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
1st Mysore Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd Argylls Battalion
109th RN Base Force
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
5th Field Regiment


We are just about caught up with the last defenders, the Army is in strat move ready to move forward again. A very sucessful campaign so far :)

DEI
We attack the shipping around Batavia... there is no escape!
Morning Air attack on TF, near Merak at 48,97

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G3M2 Nell x 14



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 7 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CM Prins van Oranje
CM Krakatau
CL Dragon, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Kortenaer

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Merak at 48,97

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
G3M2 Nell x 12



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CM Gouden Leeuw, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Van Ghent
CM Krakatau


We touch up Denpasar...

Afternoon Air attack on Denpasar , at 58,108

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
B4Y1 Jean x 9
B5N1 Kate x 10



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PG Soerabaja, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Port supply hits 2


Philippines

Mostly quiet, resting before the next attack.

Australia

We touch up Darwin.
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Afternoon Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 98 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 18



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
L-18 Lodestar: 1 destroyed on ground
Hudson I: 1 destroyed on ground
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed on ground



Around Melbourne:
Morning Air attack on TF, near Melbourne at 82,170

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
D3A1 Val x 15



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
AMc Korowa, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AMc Durraween, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

Afternoon Air attack on Melbourne , at 82,170

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 121 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 51 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 104



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Achilles, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Pensacola, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 2

Afternoon Air attack on Portland , at 77,169

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
D3A1 Val x 78



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 6 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Boero, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Whangpu, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Murada, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Ormiston, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Van Cloon, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Limerick, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Idomeneus, Bomb hits 1
xAP Mungana, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
xAK Centaur, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAK Gorgon, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Siantar, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Elisavet, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Van Overstraten, Bomb hits 2
xAP Mildura, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Woolgar, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage


Killing ships in port is very hard... did I mention that!


Pacific
Near Noumea our serch TF finds and attacks some ships to no effect.
Morning Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 107,160

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 2
F1M2 Pete x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Van Diemen
xAP Rooseboom
xAP Kepong


We continue to tickle Port Moresby
Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 12



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses



Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 21



China
A good turn in China, Nanyang will fall next turn, then maybe we will go for Sian as this has gone much quicker than expected.

Ground combat at Chengchow (88,44)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 47143 troops, 402 guns, 170 vehicles, Assault Value = 1686

Defending force 11202 troops, 59 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 261

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 1412

Allied adjusted defense: 122

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Chengchow !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
951 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 49 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled


Allied ground losses:
3152 casualties reported
Squads: 208 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 147 destroyed, 54 disabled
Engineers: 99 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 12 (12 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 7
Units destroyed 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 40076 troops, 447 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 1997

Defending force 33462 troops, 157 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1005

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 565

Allied adjusted defense: 424

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
2528 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 199 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 81 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled


Allied ground losses:
836 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 86 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 59 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled



We are considering returning to the East Coast of Australia again in fairly short order. There are stacks of ships, they are damaged and can't move far or fast... If we can kill more of the xAP's we will severely limit their attack options in 1942.

Cheers

Rob




ny59giants -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (1/30/2011 12:26:10 AM)

Those are probably the small APs, but they are very helpful in landing at undeveloped or very small ports as they are all under 6000 tons. KUDOS!! [&o]

I have been playing both sides and I have put PBYs at both Sydney and Hobart (combine all the BFs on Tasmania into one) to have a warning of what you just did.

I hope a Naval HQ is on their way to Kendari to help with damages along with an AR.

I like Denpasar off the southern tip of Suva to isolate the island and it cannot be reached by land units.

In Tracker, pull up the Air Production Tab, then Engines, and finally Planning. This will allow you to look ahead 12 months to see where your engine needs are. A great tool. [:)]

On Luzon, I would hit both Clark and Bataan as you need those Air Supply hits to kill supply. It may be hard to take Clark until he runs out of it.

OK, I just caught up the last 1 1/2 pages. [;)]





jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (1/31/2011 9:19:58 AM)

Thanks ny59giants, been playing with tracker and starting to get thehang of it a bit more...

So production Part 2 :)

Engines.
Ha-35 (Zero, Oscar). We are building 236 (74) in three factories of 180 (0), 28 (52) and 28 (22) and have a pool of 131. We probably made a mistake here and should have had only 2 factories producing, and the third should have been producing Ha-32 (Sally, Betty).

Ha-33 (Nell, Val, Jake, Mavis; Judy, Tony to come). We have 93 (37) and a pool of 45, although Nell is currently "off", in a single factory. This is about right at the moment.

Ha-32 (Betty, Sally; Emily, Jill, Jack, Frances to come ). We are building 87 (33) no pool. We are underdone here and need another factory urgently.

Ha-31 (Dinah II, KAIc Nick, Topsy II) . We are building 45 in a single factory and have a pool of 255. 255 will get the Dinah through to the next version that uses a different engine, and the Nick version doesn't come on line until mid 1943, we may have an engine spare. Topsy II is no benefit over Topsy I, So this is one option to change engines from.

Ha-34 (Helen, Tojo) . We are building 32 (8) in a single factory and have a pool of 26. We will continue to ramp this up and may need another factory in a couple of months.

Amakaze (Glen) . Producing 11 in a single factory, pool of 120. We have enough engines for 12 months of Glen production now. We could change this factory over to Ha-32...

Ha-5 (Topsy, MC-21 Sally) . Building 7, pool of 95. We could turn this off. Topsy II uses Ha-31.


So we have three factories that we can use to change to Ha-32...


Cheers
Rob




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/2/2011 8:19:28 AM)

O4 Jan 1942 Love abounds :)

Subs
No succesful attacks. Our subs are fairly quiet

Burma
They raid Chiang Mai with B-17, cause little problem, get filled up with holes and loose a B-17 to Ops.

We are air trasporting more troops to Toogou, closing on Moulmein.

We hit Rangoon hard, and Pegu, with Netties.

Malaya
No change, our armour is about to isolate their retreating units, at least a brigade is trapped.


DEI

Lots of action here, first off this action, where Boise is found hinding in a bunch of xAKL... and sunk for the third time in this game(according to the scoreboard)
Night Time Surface Combat, near Batavia at 49,97, Range 11,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Takao
CA Chokai
CA Mikuma
DD Maikaze
DD Hagikaze
DD Murakumo
DD Asagiri
DD Yomogi

Allied Ships
CL Boise, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Elcano
xAKL Escalante R
xAKL Legazpi
xAKL Lepus
xAKL Kwangtung
xAKL Lee Sang, Shell hits 1
xAKL Oriskany, Shell hits 2
xAKL Belawan
xAKL Benkalis, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAKL Benkoelen
xAKL Boelongan, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL De Klerk
xAKL De Haan, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAKL Duijmar van Twist, Shell hits 1
xAKL Lematang, Shell hits 2
xAKL Meroendoeng
xAKL Siaoe, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
xAKL Siberoet
xAKL Sibolga, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Sigli, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Silindoeng, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Sinabang, Shell hits 1
xAKL Bordvik, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAKL Proteus, Shell hits 16, heavy fires, heavy damage



Our aircraft add some more insult, sinking the Dragon for the second time...

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Merak at 48,97

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
G3M2 Nell x 12



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Kortenaer
CL Dragon, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Mini KB is closing off the straits to the north and a large invasion force is about to land on Denpasar, which will close the south and bring Sorebaya under fighter sweep range.

Australia
KB dishes out love :

Morning Air attack on TF, near Newcastle at 92,166

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 34
B5N2 Kate x 24
D3A1 Val x 23



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
PC Zeeman, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
AO TAN 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AVP Arend, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
AVP Reiger, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
AVP Bellatrix, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
TK Anastasia, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

TK Francol, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage



Near Noumea our CS gives some love too:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 112,160

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 2
F1M2 Pete x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Camphuys, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAP Van Riebeek, Bomb hits 2
xAP Van Neck
xAP Rooseboom, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Netties Love Darwin!

Afternoon Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 147 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 51 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 50



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
L-18 Lodestar: 1 destroyed on ground
Blenheim IV: 3 destroyed on ground
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
Hudson I: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 31


China
In China a deliberate attack causes havoc at Nanyang, two more regiments arrive and it should fall next turn...

Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 56124 troops, 589 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 2132

Defending force 32062 troops, 157 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 922

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 1326

Allied adjusted defense: 504

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2036 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 175 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 96 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2662 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 210 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 203 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled




FatR -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/2/2011 11:20:08 AM)

I wouldn't produce any engines for Glens. Its operational losses are low because the number of active planes is low. 100 Glens probably will be more than enough for the entire war.




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/2/2011 7:59:44 PM)

Thanks FatR we decided to convert the Ha-5

05 Jan 1942
Subs
They do well:

Sub attack near Kendari at 70,106

Japanese Ships
TK Hakko Maru, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage (sunk)
PB Uruboko Maru

Allied Ships
SS O20


We retailiate:

ASW attack near Kendari at 70,106

Japanese Ships
TB Tomozuru

Allied Ships
SS O20, hits 1

ASW attack near Kendari at 70,106

Japanese Ships
TB Hato
DD Namikaze

Allied Ships
SS O20, hits 3

Sub attack near Kendari at 70,106

Japanese Ships
TB Kamo
TB Tomozuru

Allied Ships
SS KXV, hits 3


We are slowly neutralising the threat...

Burma
The B-17 don't come this turn.

We continue to fly troops and supply into Tougoo.

We arrice at Moulmein and prepare to attack...

An enemy TF including CL;s and an xAP appears to the NW of Rangoon and looks to be inbound. The planes will be up early tomorrow searching...

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bassein at 50,50

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 106 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
G4M1 Betty x 15



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Ceres
xAP Khedive Ismail
CL Hobart


Malaya

They try to slip a small TF between Malaya dn Sumatra. We have a unit of Nells at geaorgetown who detect and attack. It looks like the Nells on search hit and maybe sank on of the ships. More aircraft are on Naval attack for tomorrow.

We have trapped the enemy at Malacca with our Armour, and now the blocking force is advancing on Johore Bahru.

DEI
They launch aircraft against the Denpasar invasion force and Mini KB. the outcome is no hits for 20-30 aircraft of theirs being shot down. Mini KB doesn't attack for some reason (weather).

Our Nells sortie:
Morning Air attack on TF, near Batavia at 49,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
G3M2 Nell x 14



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL De Klerk
xAKL Sinabang, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Legazpi, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Batavia at 49,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 109 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
G3M2 Nell x 14



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged


Allied Ships
xAKL Escalante R
xAKL Lepus, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Benkoelen
xAKL Lee Sang


So it looks like we have the ships trapped at Sorebaya and Batavia, and just need to sinkem now... they should have done a massed break out, too many targets not enough aircraft, but at least some would have gotten away.

We are fully ashore at Denpasar and the base will fall next turn.

Philippines
Clark and Bataan and bombed, attack agian soon.

Davao. We have most of the bases and have closed in on the main combat units...

Australia

KB makes its way majestically north, putting on a fireworks show and improving the landscape...

Afternoon Air attack on Sydney , at 90,167

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 165 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 70 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 106



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 25 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
AMc Goolgwai, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Iron Knob, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Allara, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAP Dundula, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
AMc Goonambee, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AMc Samuel Benbow, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires


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


Manpower hits 3
Fires 1653
Port hits 13
Port supply hits 1


China

Nanyang and Wuchow fall. On to Sian!

Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 62701 troops, 657 guns, 109 vehicles, Assault Value = 2018

Defending force 29575 troops, 157 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 725

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 1677

Allied adjusted defense: 309

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Nanyang !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
2262 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 68 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 93 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled


Allied ground losses:
10374 casualties reported
Squads: 492 destroyed, 114 disabled
Non Combat: 539 destroyed, 100 disabled
Engineers: 93 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 8
Units destroyed 1

Ground combat at Wuchow (76,57)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 8232 troops, 119 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 293

Defending force 1700 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

Japanese adjusted assault: 550

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 550 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wuchow !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1494 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 126 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 1


KB is running low on love, and needs more beer and chips so it can continue.

Cheers

Rob




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/4/2011 2:32:41 AM)

06 Jan 1942
Some days it just isn't fair being Allies at this stage of the war. They intercet KB with a sub, get a hit on Shokaku, but it doesn't go bang... next combat animation is us getting a hit on Lady Lex in the Marshalls (which we anticipated they would raid). Sux to be Allies:)

Subs
In addition to the CV attacks mentioned above.

A stack of ships flee Sorebaya...

xAKL De Klerk, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Ozarda, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AD Black Hawk, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage (she also gets hit by a search plane


Elsewhere

Submarine attack near Pago Pago at 148,161

Japanese Ships
SS RO-67

Allied Ships
xAK Canadian, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


Burma
Our force at Toungoo is now a strong battalion group. Forts are at 50% supplies minimal. We are getting towards the maximum we can maintain with our air support.

The B-17 do not come.

Off Port Blair we intercept the shipping we attacked off Rangoon last turn, either they were going to counter invade the Burma coast, or reinforce Port Blair... operative work being "were".

We take Moulmein.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 48,57

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 144 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 50 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G4M1 Betty x 17



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 7 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Hobart
CL Enterprise
KV Fritillary
xAP Chilka

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 48,57

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
PG Hindustan, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Kelantan, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

KV Fritillary
CL Hobart


Allied ground losses:
647 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 29 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Cleaning up this TF would be good, CL Hobart should be about the last large Aussie ship to sink!

Malaya
No Change another couple of turns then we will clean up Malacca, then the main force will descend...

DEI
The naval aviation doesn't cover itself in glory this turn.

The fleeing ships from Batavia and Sorebaya. Mini KB is off the Batavia end, but as the targets are small it doesn't lanuch, prefering instead to Port Attack Merak. Our Netties form Sinkawang sortie... but focus on attacking PT boats... which they fail to hit.

In the south the Nettis main effort is supporting the landing at Denpasar, which falls easily and Betties and Zero's immediatly fly in to the undamaged airfield... they will have fun next turn.

We do have some naval combat:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Denpasar at 58,108, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
CL Nagara
CL Yura
CL Kuma
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Murasame
DD Umikaze
DD Asakaze
DD Yugao

Allied Ships
AM Eland Dubois, Shell hits 3, and is sunk


The AS Otus also slips by...

Next turn we land at Tarakan.

Philippines
We take Cagayan.

Pacific

We raid Port Moresby:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 12



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CM Bungaree, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
AM Lithgow


China
All quiet.


Intentions. KB is retiring to refuel rearm, and then will raid again... target depend on what intel we get on enemy CV's.

We will probably realign boundaries soon. Assuming Singapore falls quickly I'll take over resonsibility for Jave to add to Sumatra and Burma. 1 Div will go to Burma, 3 (plus whatever Tony can free up) will go to Java. Once Java is secure they will plan/prep for Ceylon or southern India.

Once Clark falls, we will siphon off force for Java and for SWPAC. Until then we will do what we can with the 5-8 SNLF sized units. Targets are clean up DEI in particular Timor, maybe an Aussie base or three and Port Moresby. Options beyound that inclued New Caledonia, Fiji and the Line Islands as smash and grab raids.

We want to threaten Australia so they pull AIF squads into the Militia units, and don't use them to reform the 8th Division.

I'm tempted to try and free up some units for the Aleutions...

Cheers

Rob





jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/6/2011 5:13:27 AM)

07 Jan 1942
Subs
A couple of minor attacks, no success.

Burma
No real change.

Their TF heads towards Port Blair... Why I really don't know!

Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 46,58

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 161 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 64 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
G3M2 Nell x 26



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 11 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Capetown, Torpedo hits 1
CL Ceres
CL Enterprise

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 134 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 53 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
G3M2 Nell x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 15 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Khedive Ismail
CL Hobart
CL Enterprise

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
G4M1 Betty x 16



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 6 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Enterprise
CL Hobart
CL Capetown
PG Indus, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Malaya

We hold their attack... then end is nigh for them as an inf unit marches up next turn.

Ground combat at Malacca (49,81)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4920 troops, 20 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 244

Defending force 4270 troops, 13 guns, 158 vehicles, Assault Value = 141

Allied adjusted assault: 87

Japanese adjusted defense: 83

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
104 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
215 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
1st Hyderabad Battalion
28th Gurkha Brigade
22nd Indian Brigade
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
1st ISF Base Force
223 Group RAF
2nd ISF Base Force

Defending units:
56th Recon Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment



DEI
Lots of action around Sorebaya.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Banjoewangi at 57,107, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
CL Nagara
CL Yura
CL Kuma
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Murasame
DD Umikaze
DD Asakaze
DD Yugao

Allied Ships
AD Black Hawk, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Night Time Surface Combat, near Banjoewangi at 57,107, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
CL Nagara
CL Yura
CL Kuma
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Murasame
DD Umikaze
DD Asakaze
DD Yugao

Allied Ships
AMc Aroe, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Bogor, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Ceram, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Alor, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
AMc Bantam, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
AMc Cheribon, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
AMc Ardjoeno, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
AMc Kawi, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
AMc Gedeh, Shell hits 2, and is sunk


Our Tarakan invasion force runs into a large xAP, and reacts away and unloads on a non base hex... it will take two days to reload!


Philipines

No real change. The forts are knocked down at Clark.

Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 69857 troops, 823 guns, 624 vehicles, Assault Value = 2328

Defending force 34140 troops, 523 guns, 450 vehicles, Assault Value = 1206

Japanese adjusted assault: 1805

Allied adjusted defense: 1729

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
6180 casualties reported
Squads: 27 destroyed, 360 disabled
Non Combat: 34 destroyed, 206 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 63 disabled
Vehicles lost 100 (23 destroyed, 77 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1680 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 94 disabled
Non Combat: 39 destroyed, 102 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 63 (52 destroyed, 11 disabled)


The rest of the area is quiet.

Cheers

Rob




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/6/2011 5:37:31 AM)

08 Jan 1942

Subs
A good turn for us :)

Submarine attack near San Francisco at 213,73

Japanese Ships
SS I-1

Allied Ships
xAK Hawaiian, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

ASW attack near Denpasar at 58,108

Japanese Ships
PB Choko Maru #5]
DMS W-12
xAK Yomei Maru
xAK Okuyo Maru
xAK Tarushima Maru
DD Numakaze
DD Minekaze
PB Kosin Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS KXIV, hits 2

Sub attack near Koggala at 30,51

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
DD Express, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Tenedos


Burma
That TF at Port blair now...

Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 46,58

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
G3M2 Nell x 24



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 7 damaged


Allied Ships
xAP Khedive Ismail
xAP Chilka, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Doumer, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 21 (7 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 46,58

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Chilka, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Malda, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Khedive Ismail


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 20 (8 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 46,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G3M2 Nell x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Khedive Ismail, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Malda, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk



Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 15 (4 destroyed, 11 disabled)


Well that is a lot of Armour we don't have to face... and 4 good xAP's sunk.

Malaya

They attack again at Malacca, but our infantry have arrived...

Ground combat at Malacca (49,81)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4748 troops, 20 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 225

Defending force 7775 troops, 39 guns, 158 vehicles, Assault Value = 262

Allied adjusted assault: 23

Japanese adjusted defense: 154

Allied assault odds: 1 to 6

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

Japanese ground losses:
254 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Allied ground losses:
230 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
1st Hyderabad Battalion
28th Gurkha Brigade
22nd Indian Brigade
1st ISF Base Force
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
223 Group RAF
2nd ISF Base Force

Defending units:
42nd Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment



DEI
Mini KB finally flies against xAKL's fleeing north.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Pagai-eilanden at 42,87

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N1 Kate x 5



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Escalante R, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Morning Air attack on TF, near Pagai-eilanden at 39,89

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
B5N1 Kate x 5



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Kwangtung, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Morning Air attack on TF, near Pagai-eilanden at 43,90

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
B4Y1 Jean x 6



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Oriskany, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk



Near Soerebaya we get two more AMc.


A SCTF gets that large xAP that screwed up the Tarakan landing...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tandjoengselor at 69,92, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CL Sendai
CL Isuzu
DD Arashi
DD Shirakumo
DD Isonami

Allied Ships
xAP President Madison, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk



Otherwise the rest is quiet. KB has refueled and is heading north to replenish.

Cheers
Rob






jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/8/2011 8:18:37 AM)

09 Jan 1942

Subs
Very nice

Submarine attack near Carnarvon at 47,134

Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
AS Otus, Torpedo hits 1


Burma
AV at Tougoo is now 80 behind level 1 forts. Supply is marginal.

otherwise quiet as we wait for forces to come up.

No ships are sighted by our aircraft so we attack Port Blair:

Afternoon Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
G3M2 Nell x 26



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 7 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 18


Getting Buffaloes like this is nice, we are trying to hurt their AF but most has run away :(

Malaya

Not long to go and two brigades will be in the bag. They have advanced out and will take Mersing.

Ground combat at Malacca (49,81)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 6884 troops, 52 guns, 130 vehicles, Assault Value = 374

Defending force 6630 troops, 53 guns, 39 vehicles, Assault Value = 184

Japanese adjusted assault: 116

Allied adjusted defense: 38

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
416 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 58 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled


Allied ground losses:
290 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
56th Recon Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion

Defending units:
28th Gurkha Brigade
1st Hyderabad Battalion
22nd Indian Brigade
223 Group RAF
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
1st ISF Base Force
2nd ISF Base Force


DEI
Airstrike on Sorebaya.

Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 139 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 48 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 31
G4M1 Betty x 18



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 6
CW-21B Demon x 5
75A-7 Hawk x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 3 destroyed
CW-21B Demon: 1 destroyed
75A-7 Hawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
SS O20, Bomb hits 1
SS Spearfish, Bomb hits 1
SS KXV, Bomb hits 1



Repair Shipyard hits 1
Manpower hits 1
Fires 141


We are sending in mine sweepers to Tarakan, as they have been dropping little eggs around the place, then the invasion force (with more DMS) can come in.

We area also going to sweep the approaces to Palembang.

The rest of the map is quiet. I'll try and post some screen shots.

Cheers

Rob




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/8/2011 8:28:37 AM)

Here is Burma, a bit over half of the 21st Ind Mixed Bde is now in Tougoo.

The 33rd Div is closing on Moulmein, it will then launch across into Pegu with an Inf Regt and 3 Tk regiments.

They look to be planing to defend at Pegu, and they could have level 3-4 fiorts by now, we spent a lot of effort sinking ships so haven't been able to supress them as much as we would have liked!





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jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/8/2011 8:36:26 AM)

Here is Malaya. The bulk of the Army is at KL ready to move forward when Malacca falls, hopefully next turn...

They will take Mersing this turn, but our troops to the south have plenty of supply (we have about 230 AV at Johore Bahru). But if Malacca doesn't fall this turn we will need to march a unit south from Malacca or they may open a back door to escape from...



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jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/13/2011 12:03:44 AM)

Well due to a busy week I'm now about 4 days behind in reporting, so I'll try to catch up!

10 - 13 Jan 1942

Subs
They are laying little eggs all over the place... bastards! But no damage yet...

Our subs are operating off the west Coast still and over this period hit (and probably sink) several unescorted merchants. xAK Florence is one that looks to be sunk.

We also get the AMIpswitch at Suva and an xAK near Ceylon.

We suffer no ships lost but loose one sub to mines at Sorebaya.

Over the same period they loose 3 Subs, two in Port at Sorebaya (several more are there being hammered from the air).

Burma
We are now at Pegu. We are attacking next turn.

Our Block at Toungoo hasn't been molested yet (except by B-17D). We have almost 100 AV in level 1.5 forts and moderate to good supply (have 4-5 units flying in supply unmolested).

They have raided Toungoo and Raheng with B-17D, we are getting on average 1 B-17D every second turn.

We continue to supress Rangoon and Port Blair, no more ships have tried to run the gauntlet.

Malaya

We have taken Malacca, and forced them NE back towards Kuantan. We are now at Johore Bahru, and will have enough strength to take it in 2-3 days.

Singapore should fall quickly afterwards.

Sumatra
We have started to clear Palembang with mines. Swordfish from Singapore launched and hit one of our DMS in the process.

Java

We continue to strike Sorebaya from Denpasar sinking ships in port.

Borneo
After a real ****fight we have landed in strength at Tarakan, but failed on the first assault. More supplies are being shipped in.

South Eastern DEI
We have landed at Dili. Kendari is growing nicely and is the major hub in the area.

Philippines
Attacks at Clark have reduced the forts to zero and we are at about 1.5:1 in assault odd. We plan to bring in the 19th Div soon and that shoudl get us to 2. We are bleeding heavily in our attacks.

Once we clear Clark we will probably Blockage Bataan and send the bulk of forces elesewhere.

Davo is now almost fully cleared (Zamboanga is the last hold out).

SWPAC
KB is rearming nd refueling.

We are preping hard for PM.

Have landed at Tulagi.

China
We have stalled 1 hex north of Nanyang and took heavy casulties, we need to recover and bring in more force... which we are doing.

We are advancing into the wastes of Mongolia....



Overall we are pleased with where we are at.

Cheers

Rob




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/14/2011 10:21:18 AM)

14 Jan 1942

Subs
The I-122 is badly hit near Ceylon.

Burma
We take Pegu and hold easily at Toungoo:

Ground combat at Pegu (55,53)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4852 troops, 77 guns, 182 vehicles, Assault Value = 229

Defending force 2980 troops, 32 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 104

Japanese adjusted assault: 277

Allied adjusted defense: 15

Japanese assault odds: 18 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Pegu !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
109 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1469 casualties reported
Squads: 52 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 66 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
14th Tank Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Mortar Bn /2

Defending units:
6th Burma Rifles Battalion
4/14th Punjab Battalion
Tenasserim BAF Battalion
4th Burma Rifles Battalion
16th Indian Brigade

Ground combat at Toungoo (57,50)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1767 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 86

Defending force 2103 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 93

Allied adjusted assault: 42

Japanese adjusted defense: 97

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 1)

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


Allied ground losses:
51 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
10th Burma Rifles Battalion
1st Burma Brigade

Defending units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade


We are resting troops for Rangoon, but the Armour is heading north towards Toungoo to link up with the 21st Bde.

Malaya
We are still waiting for the main force to come up.

DEI
No real Change.

We try to land supply at Tarakan but despite the covering warships the CD guns hit and sink a large xAK... sod it!


China
Two not so great attacks...

Ground combat at 77,56 (near Wuchow)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5625 troops, 54 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 167

Defending force 4606 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 170

Japanese adjusted assault: 114

Allied adjusted defense: 64

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
278 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
90 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
1st Ind.Inf.Group
66th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at 90,32 (near Paotow)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 330 troops, 0 guns, 50 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

Defending force 4789 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 198

Japanese adjusted assault: 42

Allied adjusted defense: 123

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), leaders(+), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+)


Allied ground losses:
320 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
15th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
81st Chinese Corps


China has bogged down.

KB is refitting at the moment, a few days rest and she will be ship shape. A new CVL is about to join mini KB at Kendari.





jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/14/2011 10:42:14 AM)

15 Jan 1942
Subs
Off Suva we find lots of interesting things...

ASW attack near Suva at 132,160

Japanese Ships
SS RO-63, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Downes
CL Raleigh
DD Cummings
AP Tasker H. Bliss
AP Wharton
DD Cassin
DD Tucker


Burma
No change as we advance.

Malaya
The bulk of our force has arrived at Johore Bahru, another 500 AV should arrive next turn, then we attack with around 1400AV.

Ground combat at Johore Bahru (50,83)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 674 troops, 62 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 324

Defending force 25809 troops, 237 guns, 66 vehicles, Assault Value = 911

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



Assaulting units:
2nd Argylls Battalion
2nd Gordons Battalion
SSVF Brigade
22nd Australian Brigade
3/16th Punjab Battalion
112th RAF Base Force
30 Battery/3 HAA
III Indian Corps
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
29 Battery/3 HAA
111th RAF Base Force
109th RN Base Force
11 Battery/3 HAA
110th RAF Base Force
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
5th Field Regiment

Defending units:
Imperial Guards Division
113th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
II./124th Infantry Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment


DEI
I forget to stop the TF at Tarakan from unloading and the CD guns get another xAK :(

Boela Falls, Babo is next.

Continue to hit Sorebaya... no longer much of a return.

Australia
We raid Darwin, not much return.

SWPAC
We have supressed PM nicely another week or so and we can probably invade safely.

China
Mostly resting.

We have increase Ha34 production from 40 to 80. This is used by Helen and Tojo.

We have sucked Formosa dry of resources, and doing well out of Haiphong as well (the port is also growing there from 5-6). The northern resource area is being worked to about 4 port pairs now. Have started Bangkok resource convoys. Starting to suck out of China, Korea convoys are working well.

We need to cease drawing fuel from the HI, Tarakan is a couple of days off falling but it needs to be exploited to serve the DEI efforts. Miri/Brunei fuel is being shipped to Kuching for the Sumatra invasion force.

We don't have any Oil centres to really exploit yet... but our tankers are ready.

The sub threat is dropping and more PB's are coming on line.

Our invasion fleets are holed up waiting for the Malaya or Philippine operations to finish.

We aren't using our big fast xAK much at the moment as we need to free up some faster escorts, so focussing on the slower xAK and xAKL's.

Cheers

Rob




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/16/2011 9:34:28 AM)

16 Jan 1942

Subs
Not much sucess.

Burma
We are advancing, they are retreating. They try another attack at Toungoo:
Ground combat at Toungoo (57,50)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1737 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 80

Defending force 2537 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 109

Allied adjusted assault: 10

Japanese adjusted defense: 191

Allied assault odds: 1 to 19 (fort level 1)

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

Japanese ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
130 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
10th Burma Rifles Battalion
1st Burma Brigade

Defending units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
21st Ind.Mixed Bde /2


Malaya
We have caught up at Johore Bahru and will attack with 1400 AV next turn.

DEI
No change.

SWPAC
No change

China
No change.

This should change!




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/18/2011 11:04:56 PM)

Again a busy week and haven't kept on top of my reporting, sorry :(

17 Jan 1942

Subs
We continue to get lots of air intercepts arund Kendari, and the pilots are reporting that the are hitting the enemy... they are also reporting a colony of Mermaids and a whole squadron :crash landed" as a result :)

Burma
North of Pegu we attack the enemy trapped in the forests:

Ground combat at 56,53 (near Pegu)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 660 troops, 0 guns, 99 vehicles, Assault Value = 56

Defending force 1960 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 100

Japanese adjusted assault: 48

Allied adjusted defense: 33

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker:


Allied ground losses:
144 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment

Defending units:
11th Burma Rifles Battalion
2nd Burma Brigade


Malaya
They have move the remants of the 27th Oz bde and a Ca unit ito Mersing to "escape" the trap at Johore Bahru, and maybe to try and get into our rear. We have now trapped them. This is good, more AV caugt outside the critical locations.

At Johore Bahru our initial attack does good :)

Ground combat at Johore Bahru (50,83)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 41964 troops, 514 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 1428

Defending force 12047 troops, 167 guns, 154 vehicles, Assault Value = 324

Japanese adjusted assault: 810

Allied adjusted defense: 217

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1776 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 60 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 121 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1216 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 73 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 140 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 23 (4 destroyed, 19 disabled)


Assaulting units:
41st Infantry Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
56th Engineer Regiment
II./124th Infantry Battalion
55th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Field Artillery Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
2nd Argylls Battalion
SSVF Brigade
22nd Australian Brigade
2nd Gordons Battalion
3/16th Punjab Battalion
109th RN Base Force
110th RAF Base Force
29 Battery/3 HAA
111th RAF Base Force
30 Battery/3 HAA
III Indian Corps
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
11 Battery/3 HAA
112th RAF Base Force
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
5th Field Regiment


Philippines

Raids on Clark and Batann continue with mixed effects (we are using a lot of low experiance air units here).

They have broken out with a Cav unit, whcih we are hunting down. Annoying but it will cause no real damage.

Australia

We continue to hit Darwin for light damage.

SWPAC
Cleaning up and preping.

China
Cleaning up and moving.




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/18/2011 11:13:18 PM)

18 Jan 1942

Subs

No change.

Burma

We attack and clear Toungoo, our airlanding in this location has been a 100% success.

Ground combat at Toungoo (57,50)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2905 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 121

Defending force 2177 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 97

Japanese adjusted assault: 94

Allied adjusted defense: 17

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), leaders(-), preparation(-)
fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
84 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
978 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 26 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
21st Ind.Mixed Bde /2

Defending units:
10th Burma Rifles Battalion
12th Burma Rifles Battalion
1st Burma Brigade


Otherwise we are waiting for the 33rd Div to catch up, and are moving in behind Rangoon. The two should coincide.

Malaya
Johore Bahru falls! Onwards to Singapore which should fall on the first attack or so...

Ground combat at Johore Bahru (50,83)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 40440 troops, 514 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 1322

Defending force 10808 troops, 167 guns, 148 vehicles, Assault Value = 243

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 538

Allied adjusted defense: 171

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Johore Bahru !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1482 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 59 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 54 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled


Allied ground losses:
5570 casualties reported
Squads: 130 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 335 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 66 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 61 (61 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 152 (152 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 18
Units destroyed 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
56th Engineer Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
55th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
II./124th Infantry Battalion
41st Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
5th Field Artillery Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
SSVF Brigade
2nd Gordons Battalion
2nd Argylls Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
3/16th Punjab Battalion
11 Battery/3 HAA
112th RAF Base Force
110th RAF Base Force
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
III Indian Corps
109th RN Base Force
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
29 Battery/3 HAA
30 Battery/3 HAA
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
111th RAF Base Force
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
5th Field Regiment


We also try cleaning up some units back in the mountains.
Ground combat at 50,80 (near Malacca)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3622 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 194

Defending force 3167 troops, 25 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 74

Japanese adjusted assault: 56

Allied adjusted defense: 33

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
64 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
128 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
114th Infantry Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
56th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
1st Hyderabad Battalion
22nd Indian Brigade
223 Group RAF
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
1st ISF Base Force
2nd ISF Base Force


DEI

Tarakan still holds, brining in another 40 AV.

Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3057 troops, 29 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 130

Defending force 1598 troops, 45 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 33

Japanese adjusted assault: 45

Allied adjusted defense: 34

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
91 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
244 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
16th Naval Guard Unit
I/81st Naval Guard Unit
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
III/81st Naval Guard Unit
10th JAAF AF Coy

Defending units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force


SWPAC
PM Invasion force sets off...





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