guytipton41 -> Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Turn 1200 (8/24/2012 3:54:00 PM)
Stock Scenario 1, PDU off, one days turns.
This is an AAR between two cherries. Mark is running the Japanese and I'm running the Allies. Other than an AI game that lasted to 1943 (me) or mid-1942 (Mark) we have no idea what we are doing... as will no doubt become clear - at least on my part. I copied this AAR format from zuluhour - thanx. I'm going with weekly game turns to catch up with where we are now.
House rules: KB strikes PH and runs away for a day or two. No Japanese landings where the presence of Japanese transports would have been a casus belli and imperiled the PH task force. Force 'Z' not required to sortie. Other rules to be adopted as required.
Pre-war Allied planning:
China: We decide to play a quiet China since Mark's game turns are running four to six hours. Minor repositioning for garrison allowed and one Chinese corp tapped for Burma.
Malaya: Based on playing the AI I elect to rush everything back to Singers post haste. As many units as possible will be evacuated to Java and a Fortress Palembang will be created.
Burma: Give up everything south of Katha(!).
India: Build up Akyab, Chittagong and Cox's Harbor. Keep 2 DIV equivalent in Madras and Calcutta.
Philippines: Again, based on playing the AI I will pull all my forces back to Manilla and Clark Field. Get the planes out.
DEI: Again again (in several cases assuming that the a PBEM opponent will play like the AI does not in fact lead to the optimum outcome) I'll try to build up forts in Ambon, Koepang and Kendari. Planning to hold until mid-42.
SwPac-SoPac: Rush everything possible to New Caledonia and New Hebrides, here is where my main counter attack will start from.
Dec 7-13, 1941
Air war: In Malaya on 12/7 the Brits try the 1st of several attempts to mess with the invasion fleets. As will be all to common we lose a couple of a/c to no affect. To me this shows a requirment for mass to have any effect.
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
Ki-27b Nate x 22
Blenheim I x 3
Blenheim IV x 6
Buffalo I x 7
Swordfish I x 2
Hudson I x 6
No Japanese losses
Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 2 damaged
Swordfish I: 1 destroyed
Hudson I: 3 damaged
Surface war: One encounter of interest on 12/9.
Day Time Surface Combat, near Woleai at 99,104, Range 15,000 Yards
xAK Nittai Maru
xAK Shinkoku Maru, Shell hits 2
xAKL Ujigawa Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAKL Heiwa Maru
Japanese ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Sub war: The IJN decides to take the week off? Actually there are a scad of ecsort vs. sub actions near PH but they are all for practice.
SS KXVII pops an AK off Patani on 12/7.
SS Tarpon hits a mine at Bataan on 12/8.
IJN SS I-10 wifs on unescorted xAK near Suva on 12/8!
SS Spearfish nails a PB near Iriomote on 12/12.
China: Hong Kong falls 12/13. Most of the ships get away except for one unfortunate transport fleet that flees into the arms of CA Maya and Ashigara.
Malaya: Mark's landings in Singora, Patani and Kota Bharu go off like clock work. Kota Bharu falls 12/13.
Philippines: Batan Is falls 12/7, Aparri and Vigan fall 12/10, Tuguegaro on 12/12 and Legaspi on 12/13. The MGBs out of Hong Kong tangle with the Aparri invasion fleet and find themselves somewhat under gunned.
MTB 8, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
MTB 12, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
MTB 26, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 27, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
DEI: Miri falls on 12/13.
SwPac-SoPac: Makin falls on 12/8, Tarawa on 12/9, Guam on 12/12, Nauru Is and Ocean Is fall on 12/13.
Pearl Harbor and points east: The PH strike looks pretty much as expected:
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed, 6 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 16 destroyed on ground
B-18A Bolo: 5 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 3 destroyed on ground
B-17E Fortress: 2 destroyed on ground
C-33: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-1 Dauntless: 6 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 8 destroyed on ground
A-20A Havoc: 2 destroyed on ground
R3D-2: 1 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 3 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 2 destroyed on ground
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 13, Torpedo hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 10, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 8, Torpedo hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB California, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 8, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 10, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 10, Torpedo hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL St. Louis, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Jarvis, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DD Selfridge, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Helena, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CA San Francisco, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
CL Detroit, Bomb hits 3, on fire
DD Allen, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD MacDonough, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AV Curtiss, Bomb hits 1
CL Honolulu, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Phoenix, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Dewey, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DM Tracy, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Mugford, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CM Oglala, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DMS Zane, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Downes, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Raleigh, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DM Ramsay, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Chew, Bomb hits 1, on fire