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guytipton41 -> Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (8/24/2012 3:54:00 PM)

Hi Folks,

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 22

Allied aircraft
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

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna

Surface war: One encounter of interest on 12/9.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Woleai at 99,104, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Nittai Maru
xAK Shinkoku Maru, Shell hits 2
xAKL Ujigawa Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAKL Heiwa Maru

Allied Ships
AM Penguin

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.

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
MTB 8, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 11
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

Allied Ships
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




guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (8/24/2012 3:56:02 PM)

Hi Folks,

I'm doing my AAR in Thunderbird and copying it into the forum engine. The tabs are disappearing, got any idea how to get around this?

Cheers,
Guy




Dan Nichols -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (8/24/2012 4:02:25 PM)

Put everything with tabs between code and /code tags. The tags need to be in [ ]
You should get something like this:
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guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (8/26/2012 1:39:05 PM)

Dec 14-20, 1941

AIR WAR: The IJA makes a couple of strikes on Clark Field and then suspends operations, I suppose until closer airfields can be developed. The Nates weren't doing too well agains the P40Es. We had first blood for the Swordfish on 12/20:
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kuching at 58,88

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 5
B-339D x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK India Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hakaze

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Swordfish I bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

SURFACE WAR: Pretty quiet. I am running hard, but should be looking for opportunities to strike back at Japanese invasions.

SUB WAR: 12/14 was a busy day for the subs and then crickets for the rest of the week until one of the Dutch SS gets a TK.

On 12/14 SS Stingray shells an xAKL and SS Porpoise puts a fish into a xAKL, both near Kompong Trach.

IJN SS I-123 nails a xAKL near Tawau and then shells another xAKL, SS I-166 nails the CM Prins van Oranje near Donggala and SS I-23 nails the AM Turkey off Kona.

****** SS I-17 launches a 6 torpedo spread at CV Saratoga as she comes into PH on 12/14. Luckily no hits. ******
Is the Sara programmed to be a torpedo magnet?

On 12/18 SS KXVII broke the drought and put a fish into TK Kyokuyo Maru off Quinhon.

MALAYA: The Japanese captured Alor Star on 12/17. At Alor Star the three IJA regiments attacking stomp the two defending brigades. The Commonwealth units are moving to their blocking positions.

DEI: The Japanese captured Kudat on 12/16, Brunei on 12/17, Ternate and Kuching on 8/20. I would work to try to get the British base forces out of Borneo however they eventually withered away as the Japanese advance rushed past them.

PHILIPPINES:
The Japanese captured Mauban, Davao and Balabac on 12/16, Jolo and Laoag on 12/17.

SOPAC and SWPAC: Air and sea transports are moving forces from Rabaul and north PNG back to Port Moresby.

Wake Is falls to Maizuru 2nd SNFL on 12/14 after the defenders are softened up by BB Kirishima and Hiei. In addition the Japanese captured Vanimo and Hollandia on 12/14, Wewak on 12/15, Kavieng on 12/16, Aitape on 12/17, Shortlands on 12/18 and Tulagi and Manus on 12/19.

PH and points east:




guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (10/30/2012 3:24:30 AM)

Jan 15-21, 1942

KB: Supporting the invasion of PM and Cookstown. Soryu and Hiryu are operating with the mini-KB supporting the invasion of Ambon and DEI in general.

US CVs: Hiding behind Noumea.

AIR WAR:

On 1/15 the P-35As provide a small light of encouragment at Clark by sending a 80 plane raid packing with no hits on the field or supply. The rest off the week they'll repeat that performance.
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Morning Air attack on Subic Bay Defenses , at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 40
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 41

Allied aircraft
P-35A x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

The Nells have a chance to stick the dirty finger in on 1/21.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singkep at 49,87

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
G3M2 Nell x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
ML No. 423
xAKL Soerabaja, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

SURFACE WAR:

ON 1/16 an AVP that was hiding at Merauke makes a run for it - oops.
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Merauke at 85,123, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
DD Uzuki

Allied Ships
AVP Arend, Shell hits 10, and is sunk

The PT boats at Makassar run off a SCTF, the honored Japanese not sure how to handle these small boats. Note that it is very dark giving the PTs a major advantage. The IJN will come back every night and get run off - until they didn't.
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Makassar at 65,106, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi

Allied Ships
PT TM-10
PT TM-11
PT TM-12
PT TM-13
PT TM-14
PT TM-15

On 1/20 the PTs run out of luck.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Makassar at 65,106, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze
DD Shirakumo
DD Asagiri
DD Yugiri
DD Asakaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Karukaya
DD Yugao

Allied Ships
PT TM-10, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT TM-11
PT TM-12, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT TM-13, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT TM-14, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT TM-15

And then at the end of the week (1/21) we get to laugh at a little IJN bad luck.
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TF 408 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga, Mine hits 1

On 1/21 the CD guns at Balikpapan show their stuff (4 x 75mm and 4 x 120mm).
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Pre-Invasion action off Balikpapan (64,97) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

90 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Ise
CA Suzuya
CA Nachi, Shell hits 2
DD Hatakaze
DD Natsushio
LSD Shinshu Maru
BB Hyuga
DD Fumizuki

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Invasion Support action off Balikpapan (64,97) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

48 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Ise, Shell hits 2
CA Suzuya
CA Nachi
DD Hatakaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Natsushio
xAK Kansai Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Fuyo
BB Hyuga
xAK Aobasan Maru, Shell hits 2
LSD Shinshu Maru
DD Fumizuki

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Invasion Support action off Balikpapan (64,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

23 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Asosan Maru, Shell hits 4
DD Fuyo
BB Ise
xAK Kansai Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
BB Hyuga
LSD Shinshu Maru, Shell hits 2
CA Suzuya

SUB WAR:

On 1/15 SS I-153 gets beat up by PG Herald near Toboali.

On 1/16 IJN SS I-156 nails an xAKL near Singers, SS I-19 gets an AM near Lahaina. SS Sailfish shoots up a xAKL near Shanghai.

On 1/17 IJN SS I-20 puts a couple of fish into AMC Manorra near Suva. She was running with one escort hauling supply to Efate.

On 1/18 SS Sargo is beat-up a bit off Soc Trang, IJN SS I-18 is beat-up a bit off Suva. IJN SS I-156 nails another xAKL near Singers.

On 1/20 IJN SS I-15 nails a xAKL off Port Kembla. SS I-4 takes three hits from a ASW group off Hilo.

On 1/21 IJN SS I-2 torpedoes the xAK San Felipe on Fort Ord and then gets the xAK San Angelo out of the same convoy.

MALAYA: More raids on Singers, Buffalos falling like flies. Pulled them back to Java and Sumatra. KL falls to three recon regiments on 1/15. Temuloh falls on 1/19. Almost all the troops are pulled out and sent to Sumatra or Java.

DEI: Medan falls 1/16, Lautem on 1/19, Makassar falls on 1/21. Imperial Japan has brought a full division (38th ID) to Balikpapan... doesn't look good.

PHILIPPINES: The 51 PA ID is wiped at Batangas on 1/15. Two Battalions of the 101 PA ID are annihilated at Cagayan on 1/20. The 91 PA ID is destroyed at Cabanatuan on 1/21.

SOPAC and SWPAC
:

AUSTRALIA: The allies feeling compelled to do something send pickprick raids with B-17s against the new IJN base at Cooktown. In the long run this will run the HB squadrons down to nothing with insignificant results. Merauke falls 1/16, Terapo 1/17, Babo on 1/18,


PH and points east:







guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (10/30/2012 3:27:02 AM)

The situation in Singers on 1/21/42. Almost everything that can be bought out is gone. It makes more sense to try to hold out somewhere the IJA has to get on a boat to come visit.

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Quixote -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (10/30/2012 3:52:42 AM)


quote:


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.
quote:



#1. If you mean holding parts of the DEI til mid 42, that is a reasonable goal. If you mean holding Ambon, Koepang, and Kendari until then...usually at least two of the three of them are gone by the end of February (or sooner - you're opponent isn't pushing things fast here so far.)

#2. Have fun with the PBEM! A lot more interesting and unpredictable (and frustrating, sometimes) than play vs the AI, but absolutely worth it. Good luck!





guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (10/30/2012 4:41:37 AM)

Jan 22-28, 1942

KB: Supporting the invasion of PM and Cookstown. Soryu and Hiryu are operating with the mini-KB supporting the invasion of Ambon and DEI in general.

US CVs: Hiding behind Noumea.

AIR WAR:

On 1/23 the IJN starts night bombing Cairns, after a few months of this (including my night bombing in Burma) we decide to not night bomb to cut down the length of the combat replay.
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Night Air attack on Cairns , at 92,140

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 11

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Catalina I: 2 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 2 damaged
C-47 Skytrain: 1 destroyed on ground

With no fighters in Singers the last few ships are easy meat. I was trying to get the last few troops out and was willing to risk the real short legged xAKLs.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 18
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 4 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
xAKL Lematang, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
ML No. 432

SURFACE WAR:

Balikpapen CD guns are on target on 1/22, however the base falls to the attacking division.
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Invasion Support action off Balikpapan (64,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

10 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Atutasan Maru, Shell hits 1
CA Suzuya
CA Nachi
LSD Shinshu Maru

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Invasion Support action off Balikpapan (64,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

13 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Asakasan Maru
BB Ise
CA Suzuya
AK Sagami Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Atutasan Maru, Shell hits 1
CA Nachi
LSD Shinshu Maru

Hoping the Mini-KB is out of position I try a raid at Makassar, first offensive operation by the allies in a month (1/22). According to my opponent I barely missed a fat transport TF, apparently by a matter of hours.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Makassar at 65,106, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Maikaze, Shell hits 2
DD Nowaki, Shell hits 3
DD Arashi, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Java, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL Tromp, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Banckert
DD Van Nes
DD Witte de With
DD Evertsen
DD Kortenaer
DD Piet Hein
DD Van Ghent

SUB WAR:

On 1/23 IJN SS I-6 gets a xAKL off Sidney.

I hope that this is fatal!
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TF 10 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Japanese Ships
SS I-155, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

On 1/24 SS I-165 gets a HDML near Tandjoengpinang.

On 1/25 the long dry spell for the allies is broken by SS KIX who nails the AO Erimo near Makassar.

On 1/26 IJN SS I-17 takes a coupe of hits off Brisbane, SS I-173 gets a YP on ASW patrol off PH and then SS I-9 get another one off the Channel Is. And then...

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 26, 42 - The Nevada was headed to the West Coast with inadequate escort. The damage was around 60/65/13 but she would crawl to SF.
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Submarine attack near Lahaina at 184,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
BB Nevada, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

BB Nevada is sighted by SS I-19
SS I-19 launches 6 torpedoes at BB Nevada

On 1/27 SS Seawolf gets beat-up by a wimpy PB off Hong Kong. Then the US gets something (finally) as the SS Narwhal pumps 14 shell into a xAKL near Ebadon. IJN SS I-8 gets another YP off PH. Then a British ASW TF off Batavia gets lucky:

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Submarine attack near Batavia at 49,97

Japanese Ships
SS RO-33, hits 25, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Electra
DD Jupiter
DD Encounter

SS RO-33 is located by DD Electra
RO-33 bottoming out ....
DD Jupiter fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Jupiter attacking submerged sub ....
SS RO-33 forced to surface!
...
Sub slips beneath the waves

On 1/28 The same ASW TF tries to duplicate their success and puts 7 hits on IJN SS I-159. A convoy off Ft Ord claims 7 hits on SS I-7. The IJN strikes back by sinking the DMS Long off Hilo.

MALAYA: Malacca falls to three recon regiments on 1/23. 1st Malay BN is speed bumped at Johore Bahru on 1/24 and Tandjoengpinang is invaded by the 1st Raiding Rgmt. Sabang falls 1/27.

BURMA: An almost undefended Moulmein falls 1/27. Pegu falls to (I think) an airborne attack the same day.

All the troops in Burma have pulled back to the Jungle line. This is because in game against the AI in hard mode the IJA just treated the defenders like red headed step children. Burma will fall to a couple of recon units because of this colossal error.

DEI: Balikpapan falls 1/22, Kolaka on 1/23. 1/24 is Boela's turn. Dili and Dobo fall on 1/25. Samarinda falls 1/26. Taberfane falls on 1/27.

PHILIPPINES: The airforce is gone and aerial bombardment of Clark and Manila is in full swing. On 1/28 after lots of softening up a decent sized stack pushes the allies out of Cagayan.

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Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12407 troops, 119 guns, 227 vehicles, Assault Value = 499

Defending force 6594 troops, 27 guns, 53 vehicles, Assault Value = 246

Japanese adjusted assault: 304

Allied adjusted defense: 37

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Cagayan !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
802 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 83 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2847 casualties reported
Squads: 171 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 132 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 34 (34 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4

SOPAC and SWPAC:

AUSTRALIA: Milne Bay and Woodlark Island falls 1/23.

PH and points east:







guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (10/30/2012 4:48:56 AM)

This shows that all the Burma based units have run off to Katha before the 1st Japanese unit steps foot in the country. Awesome fighting spirit - Wellington would be impressed.

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guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (10/30/2012 5:30:53 AM)



Jan 29 - Feb 4, 1942

KB: Supporting the invasion of PM and Cookstown. Soryu and Hiryu are operating with the mini-KB supporting the invasion of Ambon and DEI in general.

US CVs: Hiding behind Noumea.

AIR WAR:

On 1/30 the IJN find another AVP that didn't run hard enough.
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Morning Air attack on Saumlaki , at 78,117

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AVP Fazant, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage


And more ships trying to make the last runs out of Singers.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
G3M2 Nell x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Sipirok, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
ML No. 432


On 1/4 the IJN find another AVP that didn't run enough.
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Afternoon Air attack on Denpasar , at 58,108

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
G4M1 Betty x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AVP Heron, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage


SURFACE WAR:

On 2/4 we go looking for a invasion TF and tangle with a SCTF. It's "Improved night sighting under 85% moonlight".
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
CL Jintsu
CL Nagara, Shell hits 1
CL Abukuma, Shell hits 1
DD Akatsuki, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Hibiki
DD Yugiri

Allied Ships
CA Houston, Shell hits 4
CL De Ruyter
CL Marblehead
DD Barker
DD Bulmer
DD John D. Edwards, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Paul Jones
DD Parrott



SUB WAR:

I think we'll claim these two as kills.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 29, 42
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TF 60 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Japanese Ships
SS I-165, Mine hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

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TF 145 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Japanese Ships
SS RO-34, Mine hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

On 1/31 SS Spearfish is pushed around by a little PB.

On 2/2 IJN SS I-173 sinks ACM Barbican which was on picket duty north of PH.

On 2/3 IJN SS I-123 get chased away by a HDML near Toboali. SS Silversides shoots up a xAKL near Marcus Is. SS RO-67 attempts to get the DD Voyager and gets bounced around a little.

On 2/4 the IJN SS I-8 is chased by a ASW TF which claimed one hit.

MALAYA: Mersing falls 2/1 and the 3/16 Punjab is destroyed. Port Blair falls the the 1st Raiding Rgmt on 2/1 as well. Singapore gets hit and almost cracks on the 1st swing.

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 8343 troops, 49 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 302

Defending force 8070 troops, 188 guns, 63 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Japanese adjusted assault: 184

Allied adjusted defense: 175

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
960 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 66 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
600 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 19 (2 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)


BURMA: The Japanese are gonna take this one cheap.
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Ground combat at Rangoon (54,53)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 857 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Defending force 776 troops, 15 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Japanese adjusted assault: 17

Allied adjusted defense: 15

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

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


DEI: The Yokosuka SNFL pursues the remnants of the Kendari defenders. Salajar falls 1/29. Sibolga on the west side of Sumatra falls on 2/4 however all the Dutch forces that start in west Sumatra are headed for Palembang by now. Denpasar also falls 2/4.

PHILIPPINES: On 1/30 the Japanese decide to take a swing at Manila and reduce the fort level. Honors look pretty even.
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Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32895 troops, 312 guns, 151 vehicles, Assault Value = 1093

Defending force 23640 troops, 222 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 768

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 825

Allied adjusted defense: 627

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
2402 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 186 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1071 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 113 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled


On 2/2 the IJN hits Manila again and knock the fort down to a level 1. Malaybalay falls to a deliberate attack with heavy loses.

On 2/3 Manila is down to a level 0 fort after a 3rd deliberate assult.

SOPAC and SWPAC:

AUSTRALIA: The victors from Port Moresby are pursuing the defenders through the jungle. Catalinas are evacuating troops back to Cairns. Gasmata falls 2/4.

PH and points east:







guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (10/30/2012 5:35:52 AM)

As you can see here Noumea is not well held at this point in time. However reinforcements are on the way... as long as the KB isn't.

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guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (10/30/2012 3:01:08 PM)

Feb 5 - Feb 11, 1942

Overall pretty slow going here. The Imperial forces are taking the islands of NEI, finishing off Malaya and exploiting into an empty Burma.

KB: Supporting the invasion of PM and Cookstown. Soryu and Hiryu are operating with the mini-KB supporting the invasion of Ambon and DEI in general.

US CVs: Hiding behind Noumea.

AIR WAR:

US CV forces show their hand with a pointless bombing of the small invasion force at Luganville on 2/6. I'm not planning on counter invading at this time, so this was just frustration.
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Afternoon Air attack on Luganville , at 120,150

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 7
SBD-1 Dauntless x 10

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-1 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-1 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

On 2/8 there is a rare success for the Banshees out of Cairns.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cooktown at 92,137

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 15
P-40E Warhawk x 19

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAP Taizan Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Ussuri Maru
DD Mutsuki
xAK Katuragi Maru
xAP Tsingtao Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Finally the Blens operating out of Madioen sting the IJN a little. What I'm hoping is that these pinpricks will force my opponent to use overwhelming force in the NEI and allow me to build up the bases in SWPAC.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bandjermasin at 61,102

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 5

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Panama Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire

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

SURFACE WAR:

In retaliation for our successful A-24 attack on 2/8 a SCTF shows up at Cairns on 2/10. I'm not sure what to do about this.
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Night Naval bombardment of Cairns at 92,140

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 13 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
A-24 Banshee: 17 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba
CL Yubari
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsuharu
DD Umikaze
DD Shigure
DD Oshio
DD Yukikaze

Allied ground losses:
90 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 19
Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 2

SUB WAR:

On 2/6 the Dutch score again, SS KXVIII pops a loaded xAP near Kata Bharu. SS KVIII tries it's hand but gets hammered by the escorts (5 hits). IJN SS I-5 counters by shelling a xAKL near Sidney and SS I-26 gets an AK near San Clemente.

MALAYA: Singapore falls with 6434 casualties on 2/6,

BURMA: On 2/5 Rangoon falls to a 2 regiment attack, essentially they just walk in. The 6th Burma Rifles Battalion had walked into Moulmein behind the advancing Japanese and get run over by follow on forces. Mergui falls on 2/9 and Tavoy on 2/10.

DEI: Bandjermasin falls on 2/5, Babar on 2/9, after a 10 day siege Koepang falls on 2/10. Madjene falls on 2/10 as well. The same day Japanese paras drop into what they thought was a undefended Djambi. Over the next week the IJA will bomb the heck out of the defenders at Djambi to stop them from destroying the paras.
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Ground combat at Djambi (48,88)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 40 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 24

Defending force 892 troops, 0 guns, 56 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 0)

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

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

Assaulting units:
1st Raiding Regiment
1st Raiding Rgt /2

Defending units:
1st Manchester Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
Pakanbaroe Det.
Djambi Base Force

PHILIPPINES: Aerial softening of the Manila and Clark forces continues. Surigao falls on 2/9. On 2/10 Manila falls to assault with heavy causalities. Trying to determine why the units didn't retreat to Clark - it seems that a IJA recon unit went from Clark to Manila and changed the ownership of the hex side... didn't have the food for them at Clark any way.
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Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 34858 troops, 338 guns, 241 vehicles, Assault Value = 1131

Defending force 20168 troops, 221 guns, 93 vehicles, Assault Value = 376

Japanese adjusted assault: 785

Allied adjusted defense: 335

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manila !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
732 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 62 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
25138 casualties reported
Squads: 1013 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1768 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 77 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 291 (291 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 137 (137 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 9


Assaulting units:
33rd Division
20th Infantry Regiment
Tanaka Detachment
Kimura Det
16th Engineer Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
65th Brigade
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
56th Const Co
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Field AF Construction Battalion
3rd Engineer Construction Battalion

Defending units:
41st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Division
Cavite USN Base Force
Manila USAAF Base Force
II Philippine Corps
USAFFE
PAF Aviation

SOPAC and SWPAC:

AUSTRALIA: The 4th AUS Brigade has advanced from Cairns to Cooktown to see what the Japanese has for combat value. On 2/5 they recon by fire and it looks promising, however the IJA 4th ID shows up on 2/7 and bitch slaps the 4th AUS BDE on 2/8. Lots of body bags for a little information.

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Ground combat at Cooktown (92,137)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2081 troops, 8 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 86

Defending force 2413 troops, 9 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 117

Assaulting units:
4th Australian Brigade

Defending units:
I/66th Naval Guard Unit
2nd Tank Regiment
II/66th Naval Guard Unit
II/81st Naval Guard Unit
2nd JNAF Coy

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Ground combat at Cooktown (92,137)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15256 troops, 122 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 640

Defending force 2101 troops, 8 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 85

Japanese adjusted assault: 511

Allied adjusted defense: 15

Japanese assault odds: 34 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1020 casualties reported
Squads: 47 destroyed, 45 disabled
Non Combat: 43 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

PH and points east:







guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (10/30/2012 3:05:18 PM)

This is what happened to the poor 4th AUS BDE on 2/8/42 when they tried to recon Cooktown by fire. I'm pretty shocked at how badly this went.

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guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (10/30/2012 4:31:20 PM)

The strategic situation around Java in mid-Feb 42

The forces from Malay are all digging in around Java with a strong force holding Osthaven and Palembang. As can be seen the Japanese decide to eat the snake from the tail. I don't have a good read on the KB and have assumed that it went home to prep for the victory parade. The major problem is immediately obvious - only 70 fighters and most are Buffaloes. Allied SCTFs have been gathering in and running away for the last month, depending on my fear level. Their goal is nab a invasion TF that wanders away from the shepherds.

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guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (10/31/2012 2:49:55 AM)

Feb 12 - Feb 18, 1942

KB: Supporting the invasion of PM and Cookstown. Soryu and Hiryu are operating with the mini-KB supporting the invasion of Ambon and DEI in general.

US CVs: Headed over towards Canton Is to escort a big reinforcement convoy.

AIR WAR: The Mini-KB shows up on 2/16 teaching me proper respect for the IJN.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Christmas Island IO at 45,111

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 50 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 43
B5N2 Kate x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 6 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Enterprise, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Jupiter
CA Exeter
CA Cornwall

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Christmas Island IO at 45,111

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 76
B5N2 Kate x 45

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

Allied Ships
CA Exeter, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CA Cornwall, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
CL Enterprise, on fire, heavy damage
DD Encounter, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

The Exeter sinks with all hands. The surviving ships starburst hoping that some will get away. The CL Enterprise draws the short straw on 2/17. The Encounter heads for Batavia, the Cornwall to Cape Town (at least that's the orders she keeps turning back to Batavia).
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Christmas Island IO at 47,109

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Enterprise, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

On 2/18 the bell tolls for the Encounter.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Christmas Island IO at 46,109

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
B5N2 Kate x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Encounter, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

This attack on 2/18 is a good example of the death ride of the ABDA air force.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Banjoewangi at 57,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 13

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 4
Hurricane IIb Trop x 4
139WH-3 x 12
B-339D x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed by flak
139WH-3: 2 destroyed, 7 damaged
B-339D: 3 destroyed

Japanese Ships
DD Shirakumo
DD Matsukaze

SURFACE WAR: An encounter on 2/18 is the only surface action of the week. Pretty heavy duty stuff, almost another Jutland.
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Broome at 63,124, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DMS W-5
xAK Azuma Maru
AMC Kongo Maru
xAK Myoko Maru

Allied Ships
AMc Ardjoeno

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

SUB WAR: Most of the allied shipping has been concentrated and is traveling with escorts, the "IJN happy time" should be over. But on 2/13...

On 2/12 IJN SS I-6 pops a xAKL off Sidney.

On 2/13 the Dutch score again as SS KVIII puts a fish into a xAK near Terampa and SS KIX pops a SC near Bima. SS Cuttlefish shells a xAKL near Tanegashima. IJN SS I-20 gets knocked around by a ASW TF off Nadi. And then I had a heart attack. The CV Enterprise is traveling with 6 escorts but they are all pre-upgrade. The damage wasn't that bad (see next posting) but it's time for the Big 'E' to head back to Pearl.
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Sub attack near Gardner Island at 147,148

Japanese Ships
SS I-172, hits 1

Allied Ships
CV Enterprise, Torpedo hits 1
CA Salt Lake City
CA Northampton
DD Benham
DD Balch
DD Dunlap

SS I-172 launches 4 torpedoes at CV Enterprise
DD Balch fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Dunlap fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dunlap attacking submerged sub ....
DD Dunlap fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dunlap fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dunlap fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

On 2/14 the SS Cuttlefish goes back and shells the same xAKL some more. SS Sculpin puts a fish into a xAKL near Amami Oshima.

On 2/15 SS KXVIII gets driven off near Dejmadja trying to finish off the AO she hit previously. Then I have another heart attack. Whew... a miss.
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Sub attack near Koggala at 28,50

Japanese Ships
SS I-162

Allied Ships
CV Indomitable
CL Caledon
CL Boise
CL Danae
CL Sumatra
DD Pillsbury
DD Norman
DD Nizam

SS I-162 launches 4 torpedoes at CV Indomitable
I-162 diving deep ....
DD Norman fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Nizam fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nizam fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nizam fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nizam fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nizam fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


BURMA: On 2/17 the 143rd Inf Bat grabs Prome and Bassein as they exploit out of Rangoon.

DEI: Dongala falls 2/14, Pare Pare on 2/15. On 2/17 Banjoewangi falls to the IJA 38th ID - the fall of Java has begun.

PHILIPPINES: Buruan falls on 2/13 and the IJA takes makes an assault on Clark Field. We still have supply so this was fairly expensive.
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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 57543 troops, 635 guns, 511 vehicles, Assault Value = 1899

Defending force 29891 troops, 529 guns, 634 vehicles, Assault Value = 997

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 1347

Allied adjusted defense: 2989

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
3955 casualties reported
Squads: 75 destroyed, 263 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 52 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 63 disabled
Guns lost 55 (12 destroyed, 43 disabled)
Vehicles lost 41 (7 destroyed, 34 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
607 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 62 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 52 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 56 disabled
Guns lost 62 (17 destroyed, 45 disabled)
Vehicles lost 46 (7 destroyed, 39 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Tank Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
Tanaka Detachment
48th Engineer Regiment
Kimura Det
47th Infantry Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
Kanno Detachment
21st Division
48th Recon Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
33rd Division
7th Tank Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th Field AF Construction Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
14th Army
38th Road Const Co
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
56th Const Co
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
9th Field AF Construction Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
48th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Engineer Construction Battalion

Defending units:
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
14th PS Engineer Regiment
192nd Tank Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
31st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
4th Marine Regiment
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
Subic Bay Defenses
Far East USAAF
1st USMC AA Battalion
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
201st PA Construction Battalion
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
202nd PA Construction Battalion
1st PI Base Force
Provisional GMC Grp
301st Construction Battalion
Bataan USN Base Force
I Philippine Corps
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

SOPAC and SWPAC:

AUSTRALIA: The 15th RAAF Base Force (survivor of the Port Moresby disaster) is destroyed by assault on 2/13.

PH and points east:







guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (10/31/2012 3:59:42 AM)

Death of HMS Indomitable and HMS Hermes

CARRIER WAR: On 2/21 the Brits find some prime targets off west Sumatra! Turns out this is the Imperial Guard division. My opponent says it took months to put the unit back together and get it's morale up.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Siberoet at 42,86

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 15
Sea Hurricane Ib x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAP Terukuni Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Yamasimo Maru, Torpedo hits 1
xAP Kitano Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
xAP Atsuta Maru, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Tokyo Maru
CL Oi

Japanese ground losses:
3111 casualties reported
Squads: 72 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 96 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 14 (13 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (5 destroyed, 2 disabled)

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Siberoet at 42,86

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Hawaii Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Nias at 42,80

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 14

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Albacore I: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Koto Maru
AMC Saigon Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Koei Maru, Torpedo hits 1
xAK Kinsyo Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Japanese ground losses:
648 casualties reported
Squads: 22 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (7 destroyed, 1 disabled)


When the Eastern Fleet realized that the Indomitable and Hermes had run into a major invasion the conclusion was that IJN carriers must be near. Sir James Somerville made the call that the Hermes be left behind while the rest of TF204 ran hard. HMS Hermes beaches at Padang the morning of 2/22. A couple of hours later the Nells from Singapore find her. The Indomitable is running hard north-west but Betties and Nells find TF204 that afternoon.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Padang at 44,85

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 18

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish I: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVL Hermes, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 36,70

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 27
G4M1 Betty x 3

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 5
Sea Hurricane Ib x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 8 destroyed, 5 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CV Indomitable, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

On the morning of 2/24 18 Vals will get 13 bomb hits on the crippled Indomitable, that after noon 15 Vals will get 6 more bomb hits. So HQ was correct, the KB was nearby.

[My opponent said that a refueling snafu delayed the KB which should have been in the area two day earlier. Would I have spotted them in time to turn TF204 around?]

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guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (10/31/2012 4:03:40 AM)

Feb 19 - Feb 25, 1942

KB: Unknown at the beginning of the week. Soryu and Hiryu are operating with the mini-KB supporting the invasion of DEI in general.

US CVs: Operating along the supply line between Christmas Is and Noumea.


AIR WAR: A small raid [3 Zeros, 5 Vals] from Cooktown sneaks into Cairns on 2/22 and hits the CM Oglala. The Oglala was trying to lay a minefield to slow down the local Tokyo Express.

SURFACE WAR: All sorts of ships start showing up at Broome and they get scared off by my AMc flotilla. For example on 2/20. Then some DDs came in and sunk the AMc and the invasion was on.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Broome at 62,126, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CS Mizuho
DD Hatsukaze
DD Wakaba
DMS W-5
DMS W-7
DMS W-8
xAK Azuma Maru
AMC Kongo Maru
xAK Myoko Maru

Allied Ships
AMc Slamat
AMc Djember
AMc Djombang

Reduced sighting due to 25% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 25% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

SUB WAR:
On 2/20 IJN SS I-121 bags a xAKL off Koggala.

A long dry spell for the US sub force might be broken when the SS Silversides shells a xAK near Kanoya on 2/21. To even the scales IJN SS I-3 puts a fish into AM Oriole and SS I-168 puts three into a xAK - both near PH.

On 2/22 IJN SS I-23 bags an escorted and loaded xAP off Kona (it was just engineers - not real people). SS Silversides shells another xAKL off Tanegashima.

On 2/24 SS Porpoise nails TK Kuroshio Maru near Cam Ranh Bay. IJN SS I-28 gets chased near the Channel IS.

BURMA: Magwe falls on 2/21.

DEI: Loemadjang falls on 2/20, Watampone on 2/22, Endeh, Siberoet, Benkoelen and Sinabang on 2/23, Tjepoe - defended by the 48th Gurkha - falls to a 4 regiment assault on 2/25. Probolinggo fall on 2/25 as well.

PHILIPPINES: Zamboanga falls on 2/24.

SOPAC and SWPAC:

AUSTRALIA: On 2/20 the Japanese invade Normanton and take Broome. It looks like North Australia (at least) is one of the strategic goals of the Imperial forces.

PH and points east:







guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (11/1/2012 4:00:25 AM)



Feb 26 - Mar 4, 1942

Overall a very quiet week. The sub war is dying down because allied shipping is all convoyed and US subs are redeploying to the Coral Sea. Until US torpedoes get better the best role for US subs is 'eyes and ears' of the fleet.

KB: Operating in the IO in support of Java, Sumatra and West Australia operations.

Allied CVs: Escorting convoys to Noumea and nearby locations. UK CVs are staying well away from the KB.

AIR WAR: Lots of bombing by both sides in DEI, the ABDA airforce is wearing away. US heavies are bombing Cooktown and Normanton looking for some sort of significant result.

SURFACE WAR: The IJN is operating in support of invasions in Java, Sumatra and WA. All allied SCTF have run away - far away.

SUB WAR:

On 2/26 SS Finback shells a xAK off Saishu. An ASW TF rattles IJN SS I-3 off PH.

On 2/27 IJN SS RO-68 puts two fish into ACM Trapper and then gets beaten up a bit by the escort. SS Grayback shells a xAKL off Tanegashima then finishes it off with two torpedoes and SS Finback shells a xAKL off Shanghai.

On 2/28 SS Searaven torpedoes a xAKL near Tanegashima and SS Gato shells a xAKL near Fukue-jima.

On 3/1 SS Silversides shells a xAKL near Kanoya.

On 3/4 SS Salmon puts a torpedo into DMS W-11.

BURMA: A little back and forth bombing to no particular effect.

DEI: Probolinggo falls to the IJA 38th ID on 2/28. Dutch unit are pushed back from Benkoelen on 3/1. Samarinda falls on 3/3. Christmas IS IO is invaded on 3/4 but it's an even fight.

PHILIPPINES: The lone P-35A is still flying from Clark Field and shooting down a bomber every once in a while. However the IJA bombers are pushing the supply level down to zero. How long will Clark hold?

SOPAC and SWPAC: Build ups at Noumea, Efate, Suva and Pago Pago are well underway.

AUSTRALIA: On 2/26 Normanton falls to a 2+ regiment attack and Derby falls to the Yokosuka 2nd SNLF. Port Hedland comes under air attack on 2/28 and three short legged AMc are sunk. Port Hedland falls to the Yokosuka 2nd SNLF on 3/2.

PH and points east:





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guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (11/1/2012 4:42:40 AM)

Mar 5 - Mar 11, 1942

DEI is being taken apart faster than I thought possible.

KB: Operating in the IO in support of Java, Sumatra and West Australia operations.

Allied CVs: Escorting convoys to Noumea and nearby locations. UK CVs are staying well away from the KB.

AIR WAR: The allies try to defend Cairns with a jumble of low quality fighters, the following was one days (3/9) carnage.

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 29
F4F-3A Wildcat x 8
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 8 destroyed
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Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 14
F4F-3A Wildcat x 8
F4F-3 Wildcat x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 3 destroyed
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 2 destroyed

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
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Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 7
F4F-3A Wildcat x 2
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 2 destroyed
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Overall that 17:1 kill ratio in favor of the IJN. No doubt these are elite aviators. The lesson is not to commit before training, you just lose the planes and quite few of the pilots.

SURFACE WAR: Japanese raiders start cutting the supply line from CT to Perth.

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Perth at 33,147, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC Kongo Maru, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
xAK Edward Luckenbach, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Clan Cameron
xAK Empire Condor
xAK Empire Curlew
xAK Empire Peregrine
xAK Bengalen, Shell hits 1
xAK Nicholas van Vonn
xAK Toendjoek, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Busselton at 35,150, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC Kongo Maru

Allied Ships
PG Tulsa
AO TAN 1
AO TAN 3
AO TAN 6

SUB WAR:

After the longest dry spell so far the SS Swordfish gets DD Hakaze near Mergui on 3/11.

BURMA:

DEI: The ever victorious IJA 38th ID gets to Loemadjang on 3/5 and bounces. The defending units: 55th British Brigade, SSVF Brigade, 46th Indian Brigade, 28th Gurkha Brigade, Soerabaja Base Force, 2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment, 1st KNIL AA Battalion, Loemafjang Base Force and 22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment. Most of these should have died at Singapore but got an additional two months of life. Madioen falls this day as does Waingapoe.

On 3/8 Loemadjang falls as the allies fail several rolls and defend at 25%. Lahat falls to the Imperial Guard Div and Mataram as well.

On 3/10 Christmas Is IO falls after the Japanese bring more troops and shell and bomb the defenders.

On 3/11 Djambi falls (this place is really nowhere). The Coco Is fall as well.

PHILIPPINES: On 3/9 the IJA takes another swing at Clark Field:

Japanese ground losses:
6850 casualties reported
Squads: 194 destroyed, 233 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 56 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 53 disabled
Guns lost 74 (23 destroyed, 51 disabled)
Vehicles lost 38 (9 destroyed, 29 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1564 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 185 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 74 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 54 disabled
Guns lost 57 (3 destroyed, 54 disabled)
Vehicles lost 33 (5 destroyed, 28 disabled)

With supply I'd do this all year long.

Cebu falls on 3/10 after a two week long siege.

SOPAC and SWPAC:

AUSTRALIA:

PH and points east:





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guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (11/1/2012 5:39:02 AM)

Mar 12 - Mar 18, 1942

Palembang falls to force majeure. The last aircraft at Clark Field are disbanded, at this point in time this P-35A unit is the most experienced allied fighter unit on the board.

KB: Operating in the IO in support of Java, Sumatra and West Australia operations. Don't know if this the KB or the Mini-KB, could be the mKB by number of a/c flown. On 3/18.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Busselton at 35,162

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
B5N1 Kate x 6
B5N2 Kate x 6
D3A1 Val x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CL Emerald, Bomb hits 5, on fire
xAK Modjekerto

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

The Emerald will make it to Melbourne eventually.

Allied CVs: Escorting convoys to Noumea and nearby locations. UK CVs are staying well away from the KB.

AIR WAR: Take your victories where you can. On 3/13 some wanna-be Black Cats get in the action.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tagula Island at 104,137

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Catalina I x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Syoan Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Catalina I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

SURFACE WAR:

SUB WAR:

On 3/15 IJN SS I-169 gets rattled off Kona as does SS RO-62 near Kandavu.

On 3/16 SS Swordfish shells a xAKL near Fukue-jima.

On 3/17 IJN SS I-8 gets pounded by a ASW TF off Lihue. And then a KV ASW TF rattles SS I-166 off Mangalore.

BURMA:

DEI: The 22nd Australian Brigade retakes Lahat after the 1st wave of Japanese troops go by. The 22nd Recon Regiment shows up to take it back.

Praboemoelih falls 3/13 but Palembang isn't totally encircled.

Ketapang falls on 3/14 and it's the last base on Borneo - except for that dot upstream of Pontianak - which is where the survivor start hiking.

On 3/15 the IJA assaults Palembang and reduce the fort level to zero. The raw AV was 852 vs. 289.

On 3/17 Palambang falls to assault. The defenders retreat into the swamps to the south-west. Bandjermasin falls as well.

PHILIPPINES: The IJA takes a swing at Clark Field on 3/15 and reduces the fortifications to zero. Supply has run out so the end is near.

SOPAC and SWPAC:

AUSTRALIA: Corunna Downs falls 3/12. Nookanbah gets run over on 3/14.

Around 3/16 we notice that a Tank Regiment is making a recon from Normanton toward Cairns. Finally a real target for the bombers! Over the next few days...

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 9
P-39D Airacobra x 11

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
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Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9
B-26 Marauder x 12
P-40B Warhawk x 13

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
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Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 9
F4F-3 Wildcat x 7

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
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Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 7
B-26 Marauder x 18
P-39D Airacobra x 12

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 9 (2 destroyed, 7 disabled)

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Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 3
P-36A Mohawk x 15

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

PH and points east:


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guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (11/2/2012 12:52:58 AM)

Mar 19 - Mar 25, 1942

Clark Field falls on 3/24. Casualties are 3576 vs. 7837, so the defenders got some handmaidens for their trip to hell.

KB: Operating in the IO in support of Java, Sumatra and West Australia operations.

On 3/19 the mKB harvests xAK Modjekerto and xAK Somelsdijk near Busselton

US CVs: Escorting convoys to Noumea and nearby locations. UK CVs are staying well away from the KB.

AIR WAR: On 3/25 the allied air forces make a major strike vs. ships at Cooktown. Was it really worth 4 a/c destroyed plus stragglers plus ops losses for one bomb on target? There are two more strikes with 5 more a/c lost for no hits.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Cairns at 92,140

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4
B-26 Marauder x 30
P-39D Airacobra x 8
P-40B Warhawk x 8
P-40E Warhawk x 5
F4F-3A Wildcat x 1
F4F-3 Wildcat x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed, 13 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 2 destroyed by flak
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba, Bomb hits 1
CA Furutaka

SURFACE WAR:

SUB WAR:

On 3/20 SS Searaven shells a xAKL near Tokara Retto.

On 3/21 IJN SS I-6 get a mild beating near SF.

On 3/24 IJN SS RO-64 hit a mine at Townsville, dare we hope?

On 3/25 IJN SS I-122 bags a xAK off Columbo. SS Grayling evens the score with a xAK off Port Moresby.

MALAYA:

BURMA:

DEI: Lahat falls for the 3rd time on 3/20, 22nd Australian Brigade is pretty much wiped out. Padang falls on 3/25,

PHILIPPINES: Bacolod falls 3/21.

SOPAC and SWPAC:

AUSTRALIA:

PH and points east:




guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (11/2/2012 12:54:40 AM)

Mar 26 - Apr 1, 1942

Pretty quiet. Moping up operations in Sumatra and methodical destruction on Java. The Allies are wasting air assets trying to see if air attacks can weaken the Japanese toehold in NE Australia.

KB: Operating in the IO in support of Java, Sumatra and West Australia operations.

US CVs: Escorting convoys to Noumea and nearby locations. UK CVs are staying well away from the KB.

AIR WAR:

SURFACE WAR: Here's one that makes you scratch your head.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 27, 42
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Diego Garcia at 22,73, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Shoho
CA Takao
CA Atago
DD Urakaze
DD Asagumo
DD Usugumo
DD Shikinami

Allied Ships
xAK Jalapalaka

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

SUB WAR:

On 3/26 SS Shark finds mine field off Banjoewangi. IJN SS I-15 bags a DM in an ASW TF near Sale.

On 3/28 IJN SS I-155 gets a xAKL near Columbo. SS S-38 uses it's Mk10s to good effect on a tanker near Makassar.

On 3/29 IJN SS I-155 gets a mild working over for it's xAKL on the previous day. SS I-174 kills an ASW TF AM off Nadi.

On 3/31 IJN SS I-2 puts a torpedo into a xAK near SF.

BURMA:

DEI: Malang falls on 3/30 after a protracted siege. Benkoelen falls for the 3rd time on 3/30 as well.

PHILIPPINES: San Jose falls on 3/29.

SOPAC and SWPAC: Ndeni and Vanikoro are invaded on 3/27.

AUSTRALIA: Forces at Darwin are low on supply so they are moving back toward the rail supply line at Alice.

PH and points east:


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guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (11/2/2012 1:46:39 AM)

Apr 2 - Apr 8, 1942

ZOMG! It's sink allied carrier week at K-Mart.

KB: Operating in the IO in support of Java, Sumatra and West Australia operations.

US CVs: Escorting convoys to Noumea and nearby locations. UK CVs are staying well away from the KB. On 4/2 I have another heart attack.
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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 177,114

Japanese Ships
SS I-25

Allied Ships
CV Lexington
DD Balch
DD Maury
DD Aylwin
DD Monaghan

SS I-25 launches 6 torpedoes at CV Lexington

Whew, dodged a bullet... and then...
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 03, 42
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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 179,110

Japanese Ships
SS I-26

Allied Ships
CV Lexington, Torpedo hits 1
DD Aylwin
DD Monaghan

SS I-26 launches 6 torpedoes at CV Lexington

ZOMG! and then...
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Sub attack near Ambrym at 121,151

Japanese Ships
SS I-175

Allied Ships
CV Enterprise
CL Capetown
DD Helm
DD Reid
DD Shaw
DD Conyngham

SS I-175 launches 4 torpedoes at CV Enterprise

I had to walk away from the computer! And then two days later heartbreak for the allied naval command. (Actually they all go out and commit seppeku on the lawn at Pearl.)
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Sub attack near Ta'u at 151,159

Japanese Ships
SS I-29

Allied Ships
CV Hornet, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Louisville
CL Honolulu
CL Helena
DD Perkins
DD Cushing

Fuel storage explosion on CV Hornet
Fuel storage explosion on CV Hornet
Ammo storage explosion on CV Hornet
SS I-29 launches 6 torpedoes at CV Hornet

The Hornet made Pago Pago and the air units were automatically unloaded as it sank at dock. Sigh.

AIR WAR: Oops, need to keep those Bettys on a short leash.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Akyab at 54,45

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 18

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 9 destroyed, 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
PG Hindustan


SURFACE WAR: A Japanese raider finds a picket in the North Pacific,
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Chuginadak Island at 169,61, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC Hokoku Maru

Allied Ships
ACM Abatis, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage


SUB WAR:

On 4/2 SS S-39 put 2 Mk10s into a xAK near Cam Rahn Bay.

On 4/3 in addition to the CV (see above) IJN SS I-19 gets a xAK near Lahaina. SS Narwhal get knocked around by a DD near Normanby Is.

On 4/5 in addition to the CV (see above) IJN SS I-6 pops a YP on ASW patrol near SF, soon afterwards the YP are pulled from AWS patrol. SS Sailfish shells a xAK near Stewart Is and SS S-40 puts 3 fish into a ACM near Siberoet.

ON 4/6 IJN SS I-172 gets slightly jostled by a ASW TF near Pago Pago. SS I-21 gabs another ACM on picket duty north of PH. SS I-169 has it's hair mussed near PH.

On 4/7 IJN SS I-173 get a mild workout from an ASW TF near Lahaina, that doesn't stop SS I-22 from bagging a xAK a few miles away.

On 4/8 IJN SS I-17 gets sent to the repair yard by a SAW TF near Newcastle (8 hits claimed).

BURMA:

DEI:

PHILIPPINES: Iloilo falls on 4/6, 61st PA ID is destroyed.

SOPAC and SWPAC: The USMC (1st Marine Raider Battalion aided by 19th Combat Engineer Regiment) invaded Luganville on 4/1 and on 4/2 take the base by storm. On 4/3 the defenders (51st NGU) are destroyed. A very rare tactical success by allied ground forces. Strategically ...

On 4/8 Tabiteuea falls to the 4st NGU.

AUSTRALIA:

PH and points east:




guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (11/2/2012 12:54:28 PM)

Apr 9 - Apr 15, 1942

Soerabaja falls after a long siege, there is no path of retreat so it's off to work on the railroad for 21k troops.

KB: I think it's operating in the IO in support of Java, Sumatra and West Australia operations.

US CVs: Escorting convoys to Noumea and nearby locations.

AIR WAR: We are defending Cairns from bombardments with a PT TF. On 4/10 the Japanese at Cooktown try to clear it out with air attacks. The Oscars do better than the Vals.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cairns at 92,140

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 38
D3A1 Val x 5

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 14
P-39D Airacobra x 5
P-40E Warhawk x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cairns at 92,140

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 21

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 8
P-39D Airacobra x 5
P-40E Warhawk x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
PT-40, Shell hits 1
PT-43
PT-42

SURFACE WAR:

SUB WAR:

On 4/9 SS O21 gets a xAK near Balikpapen.

On 4/12 IJN SS I-153 takes three hits off Columbo. By this time all IO traffic is complete and the only convoys are operating between CT and Bombay, Adan and Karachi and Abadan and Karachi. SS O21 gets a PB off Madjene.

On 4/13 SS Nautilus shells a xAKL near Ailinglaplap. IJN SS I-169 is rattled a bit off PH.

On 4/13 SS Haddock puts a fish into a xAK near Wakkanai.

On 4/15 SS Garyling gets battered by a DMS off Kirakira

BURMA:

DEI: Soerabaja falls on 4/11. On 4/12 most of the defenders of Palambang are destroyed in the swamp southeast of the town. Sawahloento falls 4/13.

PHILIPPINES:

SOPAC and SWPAC: Nanumea falls 4/13, Funafuti and Vaitupu on 1/14.

AUSTRALIA: On 4/9 IJA 21st ID starts unloading at the beach east of Darwin. On 4/14 Carnarvon falls to the Yokosuka 2nd SNLF.

PH and points east:





guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (11/2/2012 3:02:25 PM)

Apr 16 - Apr 22, 1942

The forces in DEI are being rapidly (if you're the allies) or slowly (if you're Japanese) rounded up and captured/killed. Bataan falls and another 18k troops go to the POW camps. Darwin falls to the IJA 21 ID. Otherwise the high point is sinking 4 PT boats.

KB: I think it's operating in the IO in support of Java, Sumatra and West Australia operations.

US CVs: Escorting convoys to Noumea and nearby locations.

AIR WAR: The allies continue to waste their airforce making pinprick raids. Maybe this forces the Japanese to cover everything and slows down the pace of operations?

SURFACE WAR: On 4/19 the IJN makes some progress in clearing the PTs from Cairns.
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 92,139, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yugao
DD Hasu
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
PT-44
PT-45
PT-46
PT-47, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-48
PT-59

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 21, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 92,140, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kuma
DD Oyashio
DD Shirayuki
TB Kasasagi

Allied Ships
PT-39
PT-40, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-60
PT-61
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 92,139, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kuma
DD Oyashio
DD Shirayuki
TB Kasasagi

Allied Ships
PT-37
PT-38
PT-42, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-43, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


SUB WAR:

On 4/17 IJN SS I-22 torpedoes DD Drayton near Lahaina.

On 4/18 IJN SS I-157 gets knocked about off Diamond Harbour.

On 4/22 the allied subs get a big one! SS S-44 puts 2 torpedoes into a PB near Kirakira. IJN SS I-5 counters by sinking a YP near the Channel Is.

BURMA: Great Nicobar falls 4/18.

DEI: Singkep falls 4/18. Oosthaven falls (again) on 4/20, all defenders are destroyed. Pamekasan falls 4/21.

PHILIPPINES: Bataan falls on 4/17.

SOPAC and SWPAC: Baker Is gets a visit from a SCTF on 4/18. Howland Is falls 4/18. Baker Is falls 4/19. Canton Is gets a visit from a SCTF on 4/20, wonder what happens next?
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Night Naval bombardment of Baker Island at 149,136

Japanese Ships
CA Furutaka
CA Aoba
CL Isuzu
DD Hatsushima
DD Nenohi
DD Arare

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 6
Port hits 6
Port supply hits 1

AUSTRALIA: Darwin falls 4/19.

PH and points east:







guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (11/3/2012 2:24:21 AM)

Apr 23 - Apr 29, 1942

1st Battle of Cairns More clean up in the DEI and an interesting game of cat and mouse at Cairns.

KB: I think it's operating in the IO in support of Java, Sumatra and West Australia operations.

US CVs: Escorting convoys to Noumea and nearby locations.

AIR WAR: The IJA and various allied air unit are playing tit-4-tat over Mandalay. In the long run the low British replacement rate will give the victory to the IJA. (The Japanese did have to bring in a crack Zero unit to really turn the tables.)

SURFACE WAR: The DD missions are killing all PTs.
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 92,139, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yugao
DD Hasu

Allied Ships
PT-44, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT-45, Shell hits 1, heavy damage
PT-46, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-48
PT-59

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 92,140, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kuma
DD Oyashio
DD Shirayuki
TB Kasasagi

Allied Ships
PT-45, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

So I finally snuck a SCTF to Townsville and sent it up to Cairns to try an interdict the local Tokyo Express on 4/24. This 1st time it goes pretty well. I would have thought that the Salt Lake City would have smoked the bunch.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 92,140, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kuma
DD Oyashio, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Shirayuki, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
TB Kasasagi

Allied Ships
CA Salt Lake City, Shell hits 1
CL St. Louis, Shell hits 1
DD Hammann
DD Downes, Shell hits 1
DD Porter
DD John D. Edwards, Shell hits 1, on fire

And then by chance 2 BBs show up and burn the SLC to the waterline. Then a DD stuffs a torp into her and lets the water in.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 92,140, Range 10,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 3 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato, Shell hits 1
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 7
CA Haguro
CA Nachi, Shell hits 1
CL Tenryu, Shell hits 1
DD Nowaki, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Shigure, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Yudachi
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Salt Lake City, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL St. Louis
DD Hammann
DD Downes
DD Porter, Shell hits 1
DD John D. Edwards, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

And then the 2 BBs blow the heck out of my airfield and airplanes.
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Night Naval bombardment of Cairns at 92,140 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 20 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 31 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
Kittyhawk IA: 12 damaged
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 1 damaged
P-36A Mohawk: 1 destroyed on ground

39 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato
CA Nachi
CA Haguro
CL Tenryu
DD Umikaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Yudachi
DD Shigure

Allied ground losses:
83 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 32
Port hits 7
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 2

The following night the allies try again, assuming that the heavies have shot their wad.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 92,140, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi, Shell hits 8, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL St. Louis
DD Hammann
DD Downes
DD Porter


SUB WAR:

On 4/23 SS Gudgeon shells a xAK near Utupua.

On 4/24 IJN SS I-5 torpedoes AVP Teal near the Channel Is.

On 4/25 SS Pollack puts two fish into a xAK near Vaitupu and IJN SS I-156 gets bounced around by an ASW TF near Columbo. The IJN returns the favor by putting 4 hits on the SS S-28 near Baker Is.

On 4/26 SS S-28 nabs a xAK and get beat up some more. The SS S-28 presses the attack and nails another xAK for a sinlge hit in return.

On 4/27 an ASW TF off Trivandrum scores!
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Submarine attack near Trivandrum at 26,44

Japanese Ships
SS I-162, hits 19, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Hotspur
DD Griffin
DD Fortune

SS I-162 is sighted by escort
DD Hotspur fails to find sub, continues to search...
...
SS I-162 forced to surface!
DD Hotspur firing on surfaced sub ....
...
Sub slips beneath the waves

The next day we claim another one!
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Sub attack near Johnston Island at 168,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-4, hits 6, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Gwin
DD Monssen
DD Grayson

SS I-4 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Gwin
DD Monssen fails to find sub and abandons search
...
SS I-4 eludes ASW attack from DD Grayson
SS I-4 forced to surface!
DD Gwin firing on surfaced sub ....
...
Sub slips beneath the waves

BURMA:

DEI: Djokjakarta fell on 4/23. Pontianak fell (for the 2nd time) on 4/23. Tacloban and Batoe-eilanden fall on 4/26. Semarang falls 4/27. Car Nicobar falls 4/29.

PHILIPPINES:

SOPAC and SWPAC: On 4/28 there is another bombardment of Canton Is. Everyone sharpens their bayonets. Gardner Island fall 4/28

AUSTRALIA: The Japanese thrust south toward Daly Waters.

PH and points east:





Halsey -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (11/3/2012 3:18:24 AM)

I really appreciate seeing the art mods being used.

A lot of players put a lot of time in doing them.

It encourages us to keep up the effort.

Thanks...[;)][&o]

Enjoy your game...




guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (11/3/2012 3:49:51 AM)

End game in Java (and Sumatra). It could be argued that once Palembang falls these forces could go to... Auckland?

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guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (11/3/2012 3:55:19 AM)

Apr 30 - May 6, 1942

2nd Battle of Cairns - Death of the HMS Ramillies. She went down fighting.

KB: No idea.

US CVs: Escorting convoys to Noumea and nearby locations. HMS Formidable is sneaking up on the Japanese invasion fleets in West Australia.

On 5/4 someone finds someone. Luckily the CAP is sufficient. Where did those darn Japanese carrier aircraft come from? I hope they runaway as hard as I do.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Carnarvon at 42,135

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 89 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
B5N1 Kate x 9
B5N2 Kate x 3
D3A1 Val x 3

Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 3 damaged
B5N1 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet II: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Formidable
CL Danae
CA Houston

AIR WAR:

SURFACE WAR: On 4/30 the local Tokyo Express comes to Cairns again.
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Night Naval bombardment of Cairns at 92,140 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 14 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground

16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CL Tenryu
CL Kiso
DD Yayoi
DD Akebono
DD Asashio

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

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 13

A couple of day later the allies try to scare the Japanese away... cause we sure can't hit them. We then go on to bombard Cooktown, however the orders must have been to avoid any property damage.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cooktown at 92,137, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asashio, Shell hits 2
DD Yayoi

Allied Ships
BB Idaho
BB Resolution, Shell hits 2
DD Sims
DD Hughes, Shell hits 1
DD Cushing, Shell hits 2
DD Perkins, Shell hits 4, on fire
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cooktown at 92,137, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asashio, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
DD Yayoi

Allied Ships
BB Idaho
BB Resolution, Shell hits 4
DD Sims, Shell hits 1
DD Hughes
DD Cushing
DD Perkins
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cooktown at 92,138, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yayoi

Allied Ships
BB Idaho
BB Resolution, on fire
DD Sims
DD Hughes
DD Cushing
DD Perkins

Wow, BB Resolution on fire from 6 hits by a DD. Sigh.

The very next day... sigh...

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 05, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 92,139, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Ise, Shell hits 1
CA Kako, Shell hits 3
CL Kiso
DD Akebono, Shell hits 1
DD Hokaze, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
TB Kamo

Allied Ships
BB Royal Sovereign, Shell hits 6, on fire
BB Ramillies, Shell hits 33, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL St. Louis
DD Hammann
DD Cushing, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Downes
DD Porter

Improved night sighting under 75% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 75% moonlight: 11,000 yards

The Ramillies sinks...

A very rare successful surface encounter near Perth on 5/6. Really like those British cruisers with good torpedoes.
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Perth at 38,144, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CL Katori, Shell hits 22, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CL Kashima, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Danae
CL Durban, Shell hits 1
CL Ceres, Shell hits 1
CL Caledon, Shell hits 1
DD Inconstant
DD Jupiter
DD Nizam
DD Norman

SUB WAR:

The Dutch break another long dry spell for the allies as SS KXIV nails AMC Aikoku Maru off Carnarvon on 5/1.

On 5/2 the Dutch lose one off Great Nicobar as the SS KIX takes a critical hit. SS KXIV bets beat up pretty bad to make up for the AMC yesterday.

On 5/4 IJN SS I-25 gets rattled by an ASW TF off Kona.

On 5/5 SS Swordfish get bitch slapped by a xAKL.
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Submarine attack near Amami Oshima at 98,62

Japanese Ships
xAKL Sakae Maru

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish, hits 1, on fire

BURMA:

DEI: Sawahloento falls on 5/2. Enggano on 5/3. Billiton falls 5/5.

PHILIPPINES:

SOPAC and SWPAC: Another bombardment of Canton Is. on 4/30 followed by an invasion on 5/1. A lot of bombarding, bombing and strafing go on. The Marines manage to hit something!
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Invasion Support action off Canton Island (153,143) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

92 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu
DD Arare
DD Kagero, Shell hits 1
xAK Teiyo Maru, Shell hits 5, on fire
CS Nisshin
DD Kikuzuki
xAK Meiyo Maru

Japanese ground losses:
101 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Then the Japanese have to show their cards, looks like a busted flush to me. Recon must not have been good as the presence of the best part of a regiment was a surprise.
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Ground combat at Canton Island (153,143)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 2095 troops, 28 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 57

Defending force 3685 troops, 103 guns, 114 vehicles, Assault Value = 108

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 201

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 4)

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

Japanese ground losses:
2753 casualties reported
Squads: 152 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 103 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 21 (21 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
Kure 3rd SNLF
I/19th Naval Guard Unit
III/19th Naval Guard Unit
II/19th Naval Guard Unit
6th Indpt SNLF Coy

Defending units:
35th Infantry Regiment
Canton USN CPNAB
4th Marine Defense Battalion
804th Engineer Aviation Battalion


And then the next day.
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Ground combat at Canton Island (153,143)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2643 troops, 103 guns, 67 vehicles, Assault Value = 108

Defending force 74 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Allied adjusted assault: 102

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 102 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
82 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1

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

Assaulting units:
35th Infantry Regiment
4th Marine Defense Battalion
Canton USN CPNAB
804th Engineer Aviation Battalion

Defending units:
6th Indpt SNLF Coy

Wallis Island falls 5/6.

AUSTRALIA: Daly Waters falls 5/4.

PH and points east:





guytipton41 -> RE: Cherry Poppin' Torpedoes, Scenario 1 - Allied POV (11/3/2012 4:02:14 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Halsey

I really appreciate seeing the art mods being used.

A lot of players put a lot of time in doing them.

It encourages us to keep up the effort.

Thanks...[;)][&o]

Enjoy your game...


Hey!

Thank you very much for doing the mods, I use several of them and love them all. Really appreciate the effort that you and the rest of the veterans put into the game. I take my hat off to you! <takes off hat, knocks over beer> Oh ****, where's the paper towels!!

Cheers,
Guy




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