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jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (2/26/2011 4:31:24 AM)

02 Feb 1942

Subs

ASW attack near San Francisco at 214,72

Japanese Ships
SS I-1, hits 1

Allied Ships
KV Dawson
KV Quesnel

Sub attack near Bara at 75,106

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kidokawa Maru

Allied Ships
SS O21, hits 2 (sub out of ammo?)

Plus a number of failed attacks around PM.

Burma

Akyab falls!
Ground combat at Akyab (54,45)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 185 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 14

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 14 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Akyab !!!


Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1


I will ship in some forces, and scope out Cox's Bazaar.

The B-17D come again, they loose and aircraft. This is an annoyance, but is having no effect.

Afternoon Air attack on 1st Tank Regiment, at 56,53 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 5
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10
Ki-44 Tojo x 1



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 21


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Elsewhere we are airlifting in a BF to Mandalay and Oscar now patrol the sky of Central Burma. We have moved in recon are are looking for the base the B-17 are operating from... we will look at a Netty strike to try and get them on the ground...

The regiment has come up to Rangoon and we shock attack with about 500AV next turn. We have been bombing the ground troops every day so they should be fairly heavily disrupted. We have enough supply so we have a good chance of taking it. If we don't I'll have to turn back the 21st Mixed Bde to help out.

They have marched back into the southernmost Burmese base with remnants of forces from Thailand/Victoria Point. I am airlifting in the paras to hold the base...

Malaya
We clean up one batch of the enemy, more to come.

Have DMS coming in to cleaning Singapore of mines.

DEI
Palembag is now clean of mines. This has taken about 5 days and cost three small escorts, and damaged the DMS several times.

Samarinda falls, more troops and supplies are being ferried in then we will attack Balikpapan.

Continue to clean up dot bases, only a few to go now.

Philippines


We rest at clark. Intention is to move everything to Bataan, take the base, clean the mines then load for a Pacific destination...


Pacific
Port Moresby finally falls :)

Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 11163 troops, 115 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 310

Defending force 3873 troops, 74 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 79

Japanese adjusted assault: 132

Allied adjusted defense: 43

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Port Moresby !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
490 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1470 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 94 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 42 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 37 (36 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (10 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit
144th Infantry Regiment
82nd Naval Guard Unit
Maizuru 1st SNLF
61st Naval Guard Unit
15th Base Force

Defending units:
Lark Battalion
Port Moresby Brigade
15th RAAF Base Force
Rabaul Det. Base Force


These forces can now be used against targets in North Australia to hide our intent... the 144th Regt is at 1/3rd strength, but we have plenty of supply and a baseforce there already.


KB will be in strike range of a target next turn...


China
Still moving into position and building strength.

A basefore has now arrived at Nanyang, which is a level 4 airfield. Soon the airforce will initiate the destruction of the Chinese airforce on the ground, then focus on the ground war in a push towards Sian.

We are also considering sending forces into southern chinas to seize a base or two on their rail line, which will limit their ability to supply and reinforce sectors.

But we need some more medium bombers.





jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/2/2011 3:51:17 AM)

04 Feb 1942

Subs
a few attacks no bangs. They are trying to interceot our convoys off PM and Balikpapan. They hit an AK off PM with a Dud, but it looks to have dmaged the ship, even without a bang...

Burma
We are reorganising in anticipation of crossing the Irrawady.

We need more engineers and air base units, may have to buy some out.

Also need lots of supply.

We are reconing into India to determine their main bases and tactical dispositions... in anticipation of doing something nasty :)

Malaya
Cleaning up, moving and resting.

We are sweeping Singapore to clear mines. Shipping is on the way... we want to get moving.

DEI
Now advancing on Balikpapan. Starting to distribute fuel and supplies. We need lots of both in the SWPAC.

Philippines
The advance on Bataan has begun.

Pacific
The shattered units from PM have been withdrawn and are on the way back to Rabaul to refit.

PM has a BF and a Guard unit.

KB raids NZ again, hitting the smaller ports in case they have laid up... looks like the ships have fled... we are thinking SE so we will head off in prusuit.

Suva hits level 5 Afld... they have reinforced it...

China
No change.


We are still discussing strategic options for the raiding we want to do, there are several targets... but Fiji looks to be still amoung the top ones... but is already becoming a tougher nut to crack... we want to go in with 4 Divs whereever we go.

In Burma I'd like to launch some large raids via air... looking for suitable targets an collecting the resources to do so.

Cheers

Rob





jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/3/2011 9:25:57 AM)

05 Feb 1942
Subs
Their subs found the mark several times off PM. These troops will definately need R&R time :(
Sub attack near Port Moresby at 98,133

Japanese Ships
xAKL Konsan Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage (sunk)
CM Tsugaru
xAK Kuraido Maru
xAK Daifuku Maru
xAK Venice Maru
xAKL Shun Yuan
PB Choko Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Cachalot

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

Sub attack near Milne Bay at 100,134

Japanese Ships
xAK China Maru, Torpedo hits 1 (55 float...)
CM Tsugaru
xAK Kuraido Maru
xAK Kogyoku Maru
xAK Asakaze Maru
xAKL Shun Yuan
PB Choko Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS S-38

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



Burma
All quiet.

asingle ship TF is spotted towards Port Blair...

The Betty's have move to Rangon with an escort of 6 Zero. The Nells are at Chiang Mai. I have an element of the airHQ at Pegu, so both places have torps :)

Building Airfields like crazy and trying to move in BF and supply (a fast Convoy is now just north of Singapore heading in with supply).

Malaya
Destroyed the enemy forces at Kuantan. Only two pockets of resistance to go.

Singapore is now clear of mines and ships are heading in.

DEI
Continue to cean up dot bases, not many to go. Koepang and Ambon still untouched.

Pulling stuff out of Kuching and sending it to Singapore now it is clear. The invasion of Sumatra will now launch from Singapore.

Philippines

Bacolod is being invaded. Only Cebu and Tacloban to go.

Pacific
KB is hunting to the east, before it will head north.

There are now two full units of Zero at Rabaul, although one is about to head to Burma.

PM has 28k in supply, a BF and a battered Naval Guard. Total AV 60 but should climb up towards 100 over time. a Daitai of Betty are based there.

A force is headed to Luganville to deny it to the enemy. A similar force will head to Noumea.

China
North of Wuchow we just can't make headway aginst some troops we have trapped there. The have some "cavalry" on the way and so we are running out of time.

Industry
We increased both Ha 32 (148 with 28 repairing now) and Ha 33 (126 with 104 repairing) and turned Nell production back on as we have some airgroups coming "soon" that need them.

We are sucking down resources to the home islands nicely. Fuel is starting to flow Ok from Brunei and soon Tarakan to the operational locations, but none back to the home island yet.





jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/3/2011 8:11:04 PM)

Burma 06 Feb 1942

Here is the current situation. I'm resting and cleaning up a bit before advancing north... there are no real combat formations in front of me, but I do have to contain those to the rear.

Supply is an issue, as are engineers, both are on the way. I have about 2 divs in the theatre at the moment.

Chiang Mai is my main airbase, although there is an allied unit currently cutting it off to the south. It is about to hit level 5, I intend to build to 6 in the short term.

I'd like to get to Lashio before the Chinese can, but need to clear out Taung Gyi to free up forces to do that.

Basing the air div at Pegu provides coverage to a large number of airbases. I intend to build them all to 4 to provide the ability to shuttle around.

The enemy are in strength at Chittagong. I'm now in a position to begin to isolate from the sea. I can probably launch some paradrop disruption activities in the border soon. Combined with the movement of more fighters and bombers into the area I intend to attempt to weaken them. I would like to go after their 4E aircraft by getting them on the ground.

An option remains for a raid from the sea... but not for at least a month.

Cheers

Rob

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jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/6/2011 2:16:10 AM)

06 Feb 1942

Subs
Off the West Coast we come across an unescorted xAKL...

Submarine attack near Prince Rupert at 198,43

Japanese Ships
SS I-5

Allied Ships
xAKL Hirondelle, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage


Burma
No real change. Trying to suck supply in. Several convoys are running in towards Burma now, but we need to clear the mines at Rangoon. Now that Singapore is clear a DMS TF is on the way...

We have reconned Lashio, no enemy detected so a para unit will drop next turn.

Malaya
Trying to clear the remains of the Australian 27th Div, which is blocking the rail line into Singapre... It has nowhere to go and is proving difficult to clear...

Ground combat at 50,82 (near Johore Bahru)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6151 troops, 44 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 258

Defending force 1006 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 37

Japanese adjusted assault: 72

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 14 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
114 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
12th Engineer Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th Field AF Construction Battalion
91st JAAF AF Bn
27th JAAF AF Bn
96th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
27th Australian Brigade


Reloading the forces from Kuantan is taking ages... and is delaying the Palembang operation.

DEI
No change.

Pacific
KB finds nothing again :(

China

We are starting to make headway in the south

Ground combat at 77,56 (near Wuchow)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7054 troops, 98 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 219

Defending force 3939 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 115

Japanese adjusted assault: 115

Allied adjusted defense: 40

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
154 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
90 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
1st Ind.Inf.Group
66th Infantry Regiment
68th Ind.Infantry Battalion
23rd Army
21st Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps


We have had a couple of fresh Bdes arrive at Shanghai, will let them recover before moving to the front.

Cheers

Rob




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/6/2011 2:26:25 AM)

07 Feb 1942

Subs
Off Fiji we detect something interesting...
Sub attack near Hoorn Islands at 138,158

Japanese Ships
SS I-4, hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Salt Lake City
CA Astoria
CL Helena
DD Perkins
DD Case
DD Lamson

Can we get KB there in time....

Burma
We land and capture Lashio.

A Zero Daitai is now at Hong kong. Another move and it should be in theatre, then the air war for the border can commence...

Malaya
The Aussies still hold us up.
Ground combat at 50,82 (near Johore Bahru)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6152 troops, 44 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 258

Defending force 790 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Japanese adjusted assault: 151

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 50 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
182 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th Field AF Construction Battalion
91st JAAF AF Bn
27th JAAF AF Bn
96th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
27th Australian Brigade


DEI
Only the major bases of Ambon, Koepang, Balikpapan and Makassar to go... and Java and Sumatra!

Australia

After multiple turns of bad weather the Bettys at PM finally fly against Townsville... and do good :)
Afternoon Air attack on Townsville , at 92,144

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
AVP Merel, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CM Rigel, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Schouten, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Angelina, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AVP Fazant, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AM Tanager, Bomb hits 2, on fire
AM Lithgow, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Patris, Bomb hits 2
PC Tydeman, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Mauban, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb


Pacific
KB gets a sniff of some transports... but doesn't attack.

China
We are making more headway in the south... we also test Kukong...

Ground combat at 77,56 (near Wuchow)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6959 troops, 98 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 214

Defending force 3865 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 111

Japanese adjusted assault: 144

Allied adjusted defense: 58

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
88 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
1st Ind.Inf.Group
66th Infantry Regiment
68th Ind.Infantry Battalion
23rd Army
21st Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps

Ground combat at Kukong (79,57)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 14211 troops, 106 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 516

Defending force 14969 troops, 90 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 511

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



Assaulting units:
104th/C Division
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
39th/C Division

Defending units:
63rd Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Base Force
7th War Area
12th Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force



In the north we are causing casulties nicely...

Ground combat at 86,44 (near Nanyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9261 troops, 73 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 358

Defending force 4825 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 185

Japanese adjusted assault: 226

Allied adjusted defense: 157

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
48 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
356 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
24th NCPC Route Brigade
32nd/A Division
32nd/B Division

Defending units:
47th Chinese Corps






jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/7/2011 7:54:48 AM)

08 Feb 1942

Subs
Some nice contacts and intel...

Sub vs Sub: SS I-22 attacking SS Pike at 92,128 - near Horn Island

Japanese Ships
SS I-22

Allied Ships
SS Pike, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage


ASW attack near King Island at 79,172

Japanese Ships
SS I-16

Allied Ships
TK British Judge
AM Lark


The tanker contact is nice... it would be good to get mini KB onto this convoy.




Burma

Quiet. Need some more small combat units. Now that the rail north of Singapore is unblocked I'll be able to move stuff to Singapore.

I'm unloading 30k of supplies at Mergui.

The Thai div shock attacks across the river and defeats the 13th Burma Rifles Bn, which flees north. The rail to Chiang Mai is now open again.


Malaya
The 27th Brigade finally surrenders, troops will move to Singapore to load for new targets.

The troops at Kuantan are still loading... I'm tried to cancel the load so they take what they have now...

DEI
Balikpapan falls on the river shock attack. We suffer about 80 oil and 80 refinery loss... Over time we will rebuild the oil capacity, but not the refinery. Need to sweep some mines and bring in a baseforce.

Philipines
We arrive at Bataan... shock attack next turn.

Australia
They have moved in 20+ fighters to Townsville... these could be the P-40E units.

Pacific
During the search phase we pout 2-3 bombs into AS Platypus... then KB launches...

Morning Air attack on TF, near Raoul Island at 128,183

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 13



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Le Maire, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
xAP Speelman, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Van Diemen, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Raoul Island at 128,183

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
TK Talang Akar, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Rochussen, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
xAP Hong Kheng, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Van Riebeek, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Sin Kheng Seng, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
xAP Matang, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Morazan, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk


There are several other convoys in the area.

There are now a stack of fighters at Suva... and we detected the CV Tf last turn, and there are ships in port... this is all very juicy but we discuss and decide to sink the 10+xAP's around KB now, rearm/refuel KB then come back to hit Suva...

China
We are making some nice headway killing Chinese squads...




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/7/2011 8:01:47 AM)

09 Feb 1942

Burma is going well. We have 60 Oscar at Mandalay. And we are builing up a 100 strong Strike force of Netties and a similar number of Zero's.

Soon they will sweep and try to systematically destroy the Allied air force in India.

Supply is moving in as are more troops, in particular engineers and BF.

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ny59giants -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/7/2011 1:53:05 PM)

Surprised to see no fighters at Townsville. This base is safe from non-carrier based aircraft as long as there is a CAP as Zero don't have the range.

I like a fully operational Balikpapan as it fuels my fleet (to and from Truk). Some say ship that Oil to Honshu, but if I have a huge surplus of Oil there already, I'm hoping that the Allies leave those refineries alone late in the game to get a chance of converting the oil to fuel. If I look at Andy's game vs PzB, I can still have Palembang fuel shipped to Honshu while Balikpapan and Java fuel operations in the SRA. I stockpile fuel rather than oil as was the case in WITP.




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/8/2011 9:45:33 AM)

There are fighters there now :) I think they only just arrived. We have therefore sent the betties elsewhere. The ships in port are fairly banged up for the moment... we may try to come back and get them...

Thanks for the thoughts on fuel, we are about to get into that space more heavily, your thoughts on fuel/oil/resources in the DEI/Philippines are welcome!




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/8/2011 10:05:36 AM)

09 Feb 1942 - Bataan falls!

Subs
We are hitting lots around Kendari. There are several enemy subs docked in Sorebaya...

This attack really hurts, DWS are precious, and our opponants tend to drop mines everywhere. These were headed to Rangoon. We have moved in some Lily's to provide some ASW protection.

Sub attack near Victoria Point at 49,64

Japanese Ships
DMS W-6, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage SUNK
DMS W-20

Allied Ships
SS Truant


Elswhere failed attacks, and we damage them back.

Burma
The 4EB come out to play over Akyab. I have a plan to do something about it ... but not for several turns... Ihope they continue to focus on ground attacking for the moment... They are launching from Calcutta which is currently difficult for us to touch.

Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 3rd SNLF, at 54,45 (Akyab)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 21
B-17D Fortress x 8


No Allied losses

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

Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 3rd SNLF, at 54,45 (Akyab)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 29
B-17D Fortress x 16


No Allied losses

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


Malaya

All clear. Forces are moving to Singapore and Georgetown. Brining in fuel and supplies and closing the bases on the nth coast of the DEI and bringing those forces in for R&R.

Lots of shipping heading in. Need to take fuel to Truk.

This area will no longer be normally reported.

DEI
In Java they have gone for the mountain defence of Bandoeng... smart move.

The plan will be to land, clear the rest of the island, then starve them out while the main combat units head elsewhere. They pose no threat, but will be an annoyance.

But first comes Palembang. The shipping and troops are gathering at Singapore. 100 Sallies raid each turn hitting the ground troops and casulties are mounting.

Elsewhere Mini KB hits Ambon on its way to the main effort in the Pacific....

Philippines
The troops move into Bataan and it falls on the first shock attack. We now need to clear mines, repair the port (it is 88 Damage) and then ship the troops out...

Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 70152 troops, 876 guns, 684 vehicles, Assault Value = 2307

Defending force 16145 troops, 374 guns, 232 vehicles, Assault Value = 394

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 1589

Allied adjusted defense: 353

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Bataan !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

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

Japanese ground losses:
2221 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 100 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 130 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Vehicles lost 64 (7 destroyed, 57 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
16857 casualties reported
Squads: 503 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 933 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 251 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 504 (504 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 250 (250 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 18


Assaulting units:
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
2nd Formosa Inf. Regiment
19th Division
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
4th Division
16th Recon Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
21st Division
4th Tank Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
14th Army
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
4th PA Constabulary Regiment
11th PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
Manila Bay Defenses
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
2nd PA Constblry HW Regiment
202nd PA Construction Battalion
301st Construction Battalion
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Asiatic Fleet
1st PI Base Force
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
Manila USAAF Base Force
Bataan USN Base Force
1st USMC AA Battalion
201st PA Construction Battalion
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment



Pacific
Off Auckalnd we continue to hammer a stack of small transports, xAP's mostly. This is a deliberate policy of ours. KB needs to head back and refuel/rearm. In addition to the ships below our searching aircraft hit others. They are probably low on fuel and couldn't run away to the West coast like some of the other ships...

Morning Air attack on TF, near Raoul Island at 125,185

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
B5N2 Kate x 21
D3A1 Val x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Mijer, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
xAP Hong Kheng, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk

Morning Air attack on TF, near Raoul Island at 124,185

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
B5N2 Kate x 31



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Van Landsberge, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
xAP Van Rees, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Prusa, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk

Morning Air attack on TF, near Auckland at 123,185

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Morinda, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk



We take Luganville. A TF will soon land at Koumac and advance on Noumea.

China
The force we had isolated was reinforced, it is fairly beat uo though, so with a couple of days of rest we will kill more Chinese.

Ground combat at 77,56 (near Wuchow)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 6867 troops, 98 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 207

Defending force 9150 troops, 86 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 308

Japanese adjusted assault: 236

Allied adjusted defense: 130

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
888 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 55 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
227 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
1st Ind.Inf.Group
68th Ind.Infantry Battalion
23rd Army
21st Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps


We attack at Kukong next turn with airsupport...

Ground combat at Kukong (79,57)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 18560 troops, 142 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 826

Defending force 16414 troops, 108 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 578

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



Assaulting units:
39th/A Division
104th/C Division
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
39th/B Division
39th/C Division

Defending units:
65th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
55th Prov Chinese Division
12th Group Army
11th Chinese Base Force
7th War Area
13th Chinese Base Force


Here the odds are good, but our losses high...

Ground combat at 86,44 (near Nanyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9013 troops, 73 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 335

Defending force 4164 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 128

Japanese adjusted assault: 187

Allied adjusted defense: 59

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
598 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 51 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
217 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled





jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/8/2011 10:27:38 AM)

Strategic Review
With the taking of Singapore and Bataan it is time for a strategic review.

Back on the first page, second post, we outlined our intent:
quote:


There are two fundamental approaches, a force approach and a terrain approach. In the force approach you bring the enemy to battle and destroy their ability to wage war, then take what land you want. The terrain approach focus on capturing the ground.

We intend the former. We have determined the enemy's centre of gravity is their ability to generate a multi divisional amphibious attack. To stop them doing that we intend to target:

Medium and heavy bombers.
Ground combat units.
Amphib ships.


So far we have failed to engage their medium and heavy bombers. We have neutered their effect though which has enabled us to advance quickly.

We have killed the "standard" ground combat units quite effectively and ruthlessly. We are about to launch on the next stage that aims to kill those units that are beyond "normal".

Amphibs. Here we have done good! We have sunk around 28 xAP, including about 6 big ones... Many more are damaged. If we can keep this up (and we have plans to) then their ability to launch simultaneous multi-divisional attacks will be very limited.


Warships. While not a high priority we have 4BB and 1 BC, 5CA and 10 CL listed as sunk. While these will be replaced we have lost 1 BB, 1 CA, 1 CL. So we have significantly improved our force ratio at the moment, which gives us great fredom of action, in particular in the Pacific.


So what now?

We need to target the 2E and 4E bombers. These are currently concentrated in India, and probably PH (they aren't in Oz). Of these India is viable and an operational plan is underway to achieve that task.

Ground Combat units are more difficult. The enemy has built up Fiji, there are now over 70 fighters there and at least 1 US Regiment, along with arty and probably engineers. This makes it a prime target... An operational plan is in development for this.

Another option is Ceylon/Southern India. But first we have to neuter their aircraft...

Midway is always of interest, it stops a forward sub base... and threatens PH, so they can't commit much forward.

The Aleutions are also an option in about 2 months....



While we look at those options for "smash and grabs" we are now considering our defensive perimeter. To do that we need to "think like the enemy" for a bit...

There are 6 main approaches. Burma, Java/West DEI, Timor Nth PNG, SWPAC, CENTPAC, Aleutions

We have closed off Java/West DEI, Timor, SWPAC for the forseeable future. We intend to continue this by denying Australia as a safe base... for as long as we can.

We can't stop the others... but we can concentrate our defences their first to dig in hard and prepare. Burma is number one priority. Marshalls we will defend at about historic levels... not sure on the Aleutions yet...

Overall we have done good, now to maintain that advantage as long as possible...

Cheers
Rob




ny59giants -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/8/2011 1:38:07 PM)

Mike's lessons learn and how he is an economics minister.

I have Helen Ia increased to 120 per month as they are my Army ASW planes. They don't get the MAD until later in the war, but they have good range. I want a large stockpile. use most of my 9 and 12 plane Army air units (those that cannot recombine) for ASW only with a few larger sized for critical areas.

Batan Island - place BF x2 and Construction to expand AF to size 4. A large (27 plane) Helen (high ASW and LowN) will go here to patrol the critical Formosa Straits.

Cocos Island - BF x2 and Construction go here to expand AF to size 4. A 12 plane Emily with high Naval Search and NavB experience. You can reach the western map edge and cause some harassment of any transports trying to get to and from Australia from India.

Naha and Amani Osima both have Resources that need some pick up from time to time.

Shanghai to/from Shimonoseki - Resources and return with supply (20K). 12x Kasu-D xAKLs and 3x Kiso PB

Naga - port built up to size 4
Davao - do the same so Resource on Mindanao flow here.
Philippine Archipelago - 5 Resource producing bases have size 2 or slightly larger ports (max docked ships 12k). 3x TF of 7x Daigen xAKLs and 2x To'su PB (11,980) will fit nicely into each and then unload at Naga. Later, a Aden based TF will take them to Honshu.

Miri - the small 1250 size TKs to/from Singapore and/or Manila.

Palembang - 2x TF of your 7950 size TKs to/from Singapore with 3 SC/PB (keep total size below 48k to allow docking). They will be busy for months and months.

Port Hedland & Koepang - build ports to size 4. Then 2x TF of 15x Gozan xAKs and 3x PB as CS convoys (ship in some fuel to Koepang). I expand over to Exmouth as a buffer for any counter-invasion coming this way later in the war.

Boela & Babo - expand ports to size 3. A TF with 6x size 1250 TKs and 2 Kiso PB to/from Babeldoab to pick up oil.

Balikpapan, Makassar, Koepang, and Boela - I use a few TF with 10x Aden and 2 Ansyu PBs to/from Honshu. Again, under 48k to allow docking. Occasional return with supply.

Tulagi and Nauru Island - build up AF to size 2. Allows those short legged Vals (17 hexes) to get to/from Solomons and Marshalls instead of the long way through Truk.

A single BF at Ponape and Woleai to allow short legged planes to get to and through Truk from each direction.

I hope this was helpful.




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/10/2011 12:00:06 AM)

Thanks that is really useful, some we have worked out, but others we hadn't considered.

Cheers

Rob




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/10/2011 12:25:44 AM)

10 Feb 1942 Air war starts in Burma... First round to the Allies.

Subs
ASW attack near Pago Pago at 148,161

Japanese Ships
SS I-7, hits 4

Allied Ships
DD Walke
Burma
They launch attacks against Akyab (the guys are no longer resting, so casulties are low) and Mandalay... we loose 6 Zero's on checking the airgroup it is about 50% newbies. So I transfer them out and bring in 6 high skill pilots for next tirm. I'd prefer to be doing the sweeping but supply is low, lots is on the way, but not here yet...

We cross at Shwebo and win at Taung Gyi


Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 3rd SNLF, at 54,45 (Akyab)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 13
Blenheim IV x 16


No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 3rd SNLF, at 54,45 (Akyab)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 16
B-17D Fortress x 24


No Allied losses

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


Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x H81-A3 sweeping at 20000 feet *


We cross at Shwebo

Ground combat at Shwebo (59,45)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3869 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

Defending force 2513 troops, 2 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 75

Japanese adjusted assault: 32

Allied adjusted defense: 12

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
262 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
193 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
Upper Burma BAF Battalion
Railway BAF Battalion
Mandalay BMP Battalion
3rd Burma Rifles Battalion
Burma Command
1st Burma Auxiliary AA Regiment

Ground combat at Taung Gyi (59,48)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2312 troops, 7 guns, 182 vehicles, Assault Value = 147

Defending force 3238 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 133

Japanese adjusted assault: 74

Allied adjusted defense: 16

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Taung Gyi !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1008 casualties reported
Squads: 73 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 52 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4
Units destroyed 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
14th Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
12th Burma Rifles Battalion
BFF Brigade
9th Burma Rifles Battalion
10th Burma Rifles Battalion
1st Burma Brigade



DEI
No Change

Pacific
Using SIGNINT they ambush and destroy our invasion force at Koumac... Bastards!

Day Time Surface Combat, near Koumac at 113,156, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CM Takashima, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
PB Sonan Maru #5, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
PB Sonan Maru #6, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Sugiyama Maru, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Hakusika Maru, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Concord
DD Benham
DD Ellet
DD Dunlap

Japanese ground losses:
325 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



KB sinks some more transports before heading back.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Auckland at 119,185

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Van Neck, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk


China

China is bogging down... I'm shifting a thrust line against Sian to the secondary road to the west...





jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/10/2011 12:42:35 AM)

11 Feb 1942, round two of the air warin Burma goes to the Japanese.

Subs
Sub attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
PB Kure Maru #5
PB Kiso Maru
TK Tonan Maru #2
TK Eiyo Maru
E Ishigaki
PB Aso Maru #7
PB Saiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Searaven, hits 1

Burma
They sweep Mandalay with an AVG squadron, we do good this time against them at long range, and they loose a lot of aircarft on the way home, a total of 21 are claimed.

We LRCAP AKYAB and get aound 10 Blenehims.

The bomb Mandaly with B-17, CAP and AA largely keep them off... but a lack of supplies and engineers sees Mandalay still ightly damaged...

Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 2 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 3 destroyed


Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 3rd SNLF, at 54,45 (Akyab)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2



Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 3rd SNLF, at 54,45 (Akyab)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1



Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 13


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 damaged

Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 83 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 29


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 destroyed, 10 damaged


Runway hits 1
Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 13


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 133 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 13


Engineers, supplies, BF are coming in. Still upgrading and moving air units... we will have a revenge "soon".

Shwebo falls.

Ground combat at Shwebo (59,45)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3566 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 103

Defending force 2330 troops, 2 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Japanese adjusted assault: 100

Allied adjusted defense: 14

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Shwebo !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
54 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
939 casualties reported
Squads: 55 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 56 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 16 (16 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 5
Units destroyed 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
Upper Burma BAF Battalion
Mandalay BMP Battalion
Railway BAF Battalion
3rd Burma Rifles Battalion
Burma Command
1st Burma Auxiliary AA Regiment[/I]

DEI
No Change

Pacific

No Change.




ny59giants -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/10/2011 1:16:13 AM)

Try setting your CAP in Burma in a Hi/Lo manner. The Oscars at 20k (or 15k) and the Zeros at 31k. This way your better plane may get a bounce if his fighters go after the Oscars. You should get a few easy kills if his fighters are at a lower setting than the Zero.

Some of your large BF and large AA units come with or can upgrade to radar. Make sure you have some in Burma.

Glad to share my hard earned knowledge on economic issues. Most of the transport issues around the Home Islands were addressed by Mike Solli just after the game came out and his spreadsheet is a must for it.




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/10/2011 11:04:52 AM)

Thanks Yes I use CAP that way, in the game against Joe and NIk the P-39 were on low, Hurricans and P-40E high... and it worked very well.

We have 40 Oscar and 20 Zero at Mandalay now... but I suspect they will lick their wounds... a pity as we aren't ready yet for our air offensive, and the more we attrit over our lines the better :)

I'm going to set up an Oscar and Zero unit as a training sqn to the rear, and suck individual pilots forward as they become trained. This is different to how I have played as Allies...

I'm looking for those BF... trying to get stuff forward now.

I think I will set up Tavoy as the main inport/export point. These means using smaller ships and smaller convoys, but the risk is far less. Maybe we will also build Moulmein over time and base a SCTF there...

Getting enough stuff into Akyab is going to be a challenge... it is very attractive, but the military geography favours the allies unless we can have sea control... which means we need to create air control over that area. To do that we need more BF and supplies...

The invasion forces at Singapore are gathering nicely... andother couple of turns and we will be away.

I'll have to look at that spreadsheet by Mike (any hints on where to find it?). I plan to post about our convoys soon, I'm still getting used to the changes in resources, but overall happy that we are getting them home nicely, but there are lots of ships still to task!

Cheers

Rob




ny59giants -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/10/2011 11:58:50 AM)

PM sent so I can forward you the spreadsheet and other hopefully useful documents for Japan.




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/13/2011 12:02:28 AM)

12 Feb 1942
Subs
several contacts no bangs.

One of ours off Nadi gets caught and is moderatly dameged... off to the yards it goes :(

Burma
Can't do much until more supply arrives...

DEI
Zeros seeep Bandong... this is where they will make their stand...

Morning Air attack on Bandoeng , at 50,100

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 36,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed


Pacific
We land at Salamua. Buna has been reoccupied by by the remnants from PM, we are going to reinvade.

Pretty quiet otherwise.




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/13/2011 12:07:34 PM)

we are now up to the 17 Feb, too busy to fully catch up...

Subs
We have gotten some transports around the west coast and on the way to Hawaii.

They hit a CA going into Balikpapan... its light-moderate damage.


Burma

I have airlifted in about half a regiment, some air support and supplies to Akyab. Supply is now unloading from a convoy under a heavy effort of local CAP, and LRCAP from three sources... lets see how they hold up...

They tried hitting Mandalay with B17D and AVG... they largely lost.

More AA, engineers and BF but most importantly supply has arrived in Burma.

Rangoon has good levels of supply and more units and supply is on the way in. Have around 200 fighters and 100 Netties in the area... the later will strike in a couple of days....

The Chinese have been detected, they did not get into Burma and are in defensive positions at the start of the mountains... I'll just watch for the time being...

We destroyed the Burma Bn around Chiang Mai and the rail line is secure... and our Thais receieved some experiance.

The last elements of the Burmese from Rangoon tried to break through but were soundly beaten and fled back to the swamp near Rangoon.

Some other units are caught near Lashio... they will be rounded up soon.

I'm about to try the first spoiling attack on Kohima, intel suggest just a engineer unit...Netties will bomb and the Paras will drop... hopefully he is focused against Akyab...

They have 14 units at Chittagong, and I think the border area is lightly held...

DEI
We land at take Palembang almost undamaged thankfully... Lots of air bombardment for almost two weeks helped... maybe!

We are about to land in Nth Sumatra and at Makassar.

We have landed at Ambon, but are finding it tough going.

Dili is about to hit Level 3 airfield...

Philippines
After spending days clearing mines we have almost fully loaded the units at Bataan for Rabaul.


Pacific

We were hit badly by B17E from Townsville at PM... not much we can do, but it is a long flight and they have already lost an aircraft... and while they are hitting PM we are free elsewhere.

We are fighting at Lae and Buna.

Tulagi is now level 2 airfield and is a nice forward base.

KB is rearmed and refueled and is off hunting bear...

We need more fuel, it is now starting to flow in quantity... but is restricting us at the moment.


China
Mostly quiet, except where I've attacked to the western route to Sian up the dirt road... the main aim is to badly damage units, so I have a secure flank, and I can then turn back to the main effort (where I'm building force). At the moment he is at the end of a longish supply line from Sian... I have built Nanyang and have plenty of supply... I'm growing stronger, he weaker, and once the flanks are secure I'll again concentrate... and attack.

Around Kukong in the south I'm waiting for another 300AV to turn up...


Increased Helen production to around 60 a month.

We have lots of resources in the home islands, and our longer supply convoys are starting to move... but Oil/fuel is the biggest problem.

Cheers

Rob





jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/15/2011 11:11:22 AM)

18 Feb1942
Subs

Burma
At Akyab they try an escorted bombing run... I have ships starting to unload supplies, but they went for the ground troops... round one to the Japanese!

Morning Air attack on Akyab , at 54,45

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 19



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 17
Blenheim IV x 27
Hurricane IIa Trop x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed
Blenheim IV: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged
Hurricane IIa Trop: 1 destroyed


The attack on Kohima, supported by Betties, fails... But I have around 11 AV on the ground.

Ground combat at Kohima (61,39)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 206 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

Defending force 461 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

Japanese adjusted assault: 9

Allied adjusted defense: 124

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 13 (fort level 0)

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
2nd Raiding Rgt /1

Defending units:
4th Assam Rifles Battalion


I'll wait a few days to assess what next. Lots of units are detected moving out of Burma through the mountains.

If I can get the 6k of supply ashore at Akyab I can move in 40 Oscars. I have about 2/3rds of a regiment there now, 12 Oscars, and 40 AV support (part of an air div HQ).

Elsewhere we beat up some burma battalions.

DEI
The base next to Palembang falls, they retreat due east,and not towards Oosthaven. Our forces are advancing to clear them.

We continue to land Makassar.

Ambon falls!

Pacific

They hammer PM, Lae falls. Buna requires more force.

KB is supporting the invasion force towards Noumea.

Around 200k of fuel (100k from the home islands, 100k from the DEI) is inbound.

China
I try following up the attack last turn with an armoured car company. It doesn't work!





jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/15/2011 11:17:41 AM)

19 Feb 1942

Subs

They conduct a surface attack, the ship fights back. It is 40% float but should get home...

Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 100,57

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kizugawa Maru, Shell hits 53

Allied Ships
SS Silversides, hits 7


Burma
After one turn they give up on Akyab. A FT TF of PB's with cargo joins the other TF and more supply is landed. The forts go to one.

They don't counter attack the paras at Kohima.

We continue to push north up the rail line...

Ground combat at 60,44 (near Shwebo)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 525 troops, 0 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Defending force 1524 troops, 0 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Japanese adjusted assault: 37

Allied adjusted defense: 12

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
484 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
14th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
Railway BAF Battalion
Mandalay BMP Battalion
3rd Burma Rifles Battalion
Burma Command


DEI
Makassar falls on the first attack, on to Kendari...

Zeros from Bali transfer to Palembang. They will rest then start sweeping Bandoeng in prep for the landing...

Philippines

All your bases belongum to us!

Pacific
Looks like they are building Pago Pago as well as Fiji... nice :)





jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/15/2011 11:27:10 AM)

Burma 20 Feb 1942

Akyab is going OK so far... we don't expect it to last but we want them to attack over our bases, before we launch on theirs... which is coming soon.

We will try to get an engineer unit in there... but we don't want to comit too much.

Otherwise we are begining to move into garrisons, supply is now reasonable and more forces are on the way. Shipping out resources at the moment... gotta make the conquest pay!

Toungoo will eventually be a major base and defensive location, one of the few in difficult terrain.



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jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/15/2011 11:34:49 AM)

SWPAC 20 Feb 1942

Horn Island and Buna are the last two places to take here.

Tulagi is turning into a useful location, has 150 Eng working away on the airfield at the moment in support of operations in the area. They hav discovered this and have a numbers of subs operating in the area... bastards!

Rabaul is 5 Port, 6 air and has stacks of supply and resonable fuel... combat troops in the area are at a premium.

Darwin is now isolated from the east. Dili is a level 3 airfield and so we can attack under air cover when ever we wish...

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jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/15/2011 11:45:39 AM)

20 Feb 1942 China

In the far north we have p[rogressed deep into the desert... mainly totry and force them to garrison the depth...

The thrust line on Sian has moved to the west. We are basically beating up on units and making them defend further spread out... The intent is to then concentrate in the middle again on Sian and punch through with air support...

They look to be advancing on Ichang, we are moving some forces to possibly help out. Ichang is level 3 forts going to 4, and we will apply some airpoer to help out the defenders.

In the south you can see the long line of troops they have spread out. 300 av are on route to help create a hole...

Basically though we are bogged down!

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jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/18/2011 11:02:00 AM)

Real life has agin been getting the the way of the AAR, so a quick catch up!

21-24 Feb 1942
Subs
Off Fiji we hit an AO, it didn't sink.

A couple of other minor contacts, nothing significant.

Burma
On the 21st we hurt the B-17D's badly, they haven't returned:
Morning Air attack on 34th Field AA Battalion, at 59,46 (Mandalay)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 14



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 8
B-17D Fortress x 22


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 3 destroyed
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed, 12 damaged


Japanese ground losses:
15 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)


Our air campaign has launched and on the 23rd and 24th we trashed Chittagong, but they had already moved the aircraft out. Another turn or two and we can switch elsewhere.

We now have almost 8k in supplies at Akyab and have flown in most of an engineer regiment. There are 40+ Oscar. So we are now fairly secure for the moment...

Elsewhere we are cleaning up the remaining pockets of resistance, Troops and supply is flowing in nicely.

DEI
We have most of south Sumatra under control. We have landned in the north and are advancing on Medan.

The Zeros at Palembang have started sweeping the skies of Java... no contact yet.

We are preparing to land on Koepang. Dili is a levele 3 airfield now well on the way to 4.


PACIFIC
We have Lae but not Buna yet.

We have landed at La Foa on New Caledonia are are advancing on Noumea which has not been reinforced.

KB has had two days of bad luck, we are operating between NZ and Fiji, and came across a tanker convoy, whil ethe search aircraft have claimed hits KB hasn't launched due to bad weather, and it looks like they may get away.

Mini KB is off Noumea supporting the landings there.

Auckland has over 21 units, mostly American, and we are looking for the convoy's that bought them in...

We intend isolating Fiji, then landing with 5 divs in about 3 weeks time... There is at least a US regiment at Suva.

China
the attack up the secondary road has gone very well, we are now starting to pull back.

The have fallen back a hex on the Sian road.

They have launched an atack on Ichange... it was close on the first attack (I'm not sure why we are lossing on prep, we are at 100%), the second was because a unit crossed the river. The forts should be level 2 next turn... it looks like supply is the issue for them, we are attacking with max aircraft support to the garrison... I doubt it will hold.


Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 34070 troops, 153 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1308

Defending force 5896 troops, 27 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 237

Allied adjusted assault: 1069

Japanese adjusted defense: 332

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0


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

Japanese ground losses:
738 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 50 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1421 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 114 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 80 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
59th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
20th Group Army
33rd Group Army

Defending units:
11th RGC Temp. Division
13th RGC Temp. Division
2nd Ind. Engineer Regiment

Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 9717 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2908

Defending force 5420 troops, 27 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 195

Allied adjusted assault: 47

Japanese adjusted defense: 96

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
215 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
813 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 104 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 74 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled


Assaulting units:
59th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
20th Group Army
26th Group Army
33rd Group Army

Defending units:
11th RGC Temp. Division
13th RGC Temp. Division
2nd Ind. Engineer Regiment







ny59giants -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/18/2011 3:20:03 PM)

Lay some mines at Akyab before they do. Move (if you haven't done so) some minesweepers to Rangoon.




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/20/2011 5:02:35 AM)

Thanks, have DMS at Rangoon, but currently mining offensively... but will switch to defensive soon.

26 Feb 1942

Bad weather all over the map continues cancelling many flights and effectively neutering KB :(

Subs

Burma
We sweep Chittagong, but the bombers don't fly. This is very annoying and the baseis recovering... I want to neutralise Chittagong so we can move deeper.

5k in supply at Akyab has vanished... this is both good and bad news... it means the supply has gone back to Burma somewhere, which means it can also come back overland... I increase the supply demand to draw it back.

Akyab is now a level 2 fort.

Otherwise quiet. Staring to consolodate airbases, Mandalay should hit 3 next turn.

DEI
The invasion force for Kendari slips anchor. They have a number of subs in the Balikpapan-Tarakan slot... we are trying to prosecute them while carefully routing them through shallow water.

They sneak in a reoccupy Samarinda, a unit is going back to clear it.

Pacific
Despite several targets KB doesn't really fly... we are catching up on a juicy target though of troops ships and combat vessels...

Morning Air attack on TF, near Pago Pago at 148,161

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 50 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 13



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Examiner, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk



B-17 trash PM again...

We are at Noumea and will attack and clear it.


China

We attack near Ankang and are now in the city...

We continue to press towards Sian on the side fronts while we concentrate in the centre...


Cheers
Rob




jrcar -> RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN or Mark) (3/20/2011 10:25:30 AM)

27 Feb 1942
The Japanese sweep over Mandalay...

Subs
No bangs.

Burma/India

We sweep Mandalay... Looks like the weather had a big impact limitig any sweep bonus?

Morning Air attack on Calcutta , at 52,37

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 22
P-400 Airacobra x 27


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 4 destroyed




CAP engaged:
AVG/2nd Sqn with P-400 Airacobra (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 16 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 10 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters between 32000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes

Morning Air attack on Calcutta , at 52,37

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 186 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 62 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 18
P-400 Airacobra x 23


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed


Chittagong goes a bit better:

Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 134 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 53 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 54
G4M1 Betty x 25



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 17
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 127



Looks like we need to bring in more fighters... we need to attrit them to get to the bombers...

A small enemy TF is detected beyond Port Blair, but doesn't show on the end turn... could be a false positive...

DEI

No change

Pacific


The mud at PM is turned over, wrecking the goveners garden.

KB finds nothing.

Interestinly a small enemy TF is detected between Tulagi and Lunganville...

Noumea falls.


We the easy stuff has just about all been taken, now the gritty hard fighting begins, in particular the grind in Southern India.

Cheers

Rob





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