John 3rd -> "Air Raid Pearl Harbor" (12/1/2012 8:18:27 AM)
The war has begun and we're off to a decent beginning. I'll cover the bases so everyone is up to speed:
Sunny Oahu is attacked by CarDiv1 and CarDiv5. They loose 68 Zero, 102 Vals, and 102 Kates at the Fleet and AF. Two Daitai of Vals hit the AF and everything else nails the Port. Three Daitai of Kates drop TTs and one Daitai drops 800Kg Bombs. Results are pretty average:
Arizona blows up (guess it is programmed to do that!) with a single Torp Hit
Nevada takes 3 TT, 1 800Kg, and 3 250Kg bombs and is On Fire.
Oklahoma gets 4 TT and 3 250Kg bombs and is in a sinking condition.
Tennessee has 2 TTs, 2 800Kg, and 1 250Kg for Heavy Damage
Pennsylvania is smacked with 3 TTs, 3 800Kg, and 1 250Kg bomb for Heavy Damage
Maryland is hit with 1 TT, 3 800Kg, and 1 250Kg and is On Fire
West Virginia takes 3 TT and a 250Kg Bomb and is On Fire
California is nailed by 4 TT, 1 800Kg, and 2 250Kg bombs for Heavy Damage
There were FOUR TT Duds hitting BBs! [8|]
CA San Francisco is hit by a TT
CL Raleigh is Heavily Damaged by a Torp
AV Wright and DM Breeze are both hit by TTs
AVD Thorton is sunk by a TT
Two TT Duds here...
CS Chiyoda accompanies the KB and launches 24 Jakes on both the morning and afternoon hitting AG Antares 9 times and sinking her.
The two Daitai of Vals do good work to the AF and destroy about 18 planes.
Losses are a fairly pleasant 2 Val and 6 Kate.
ORDERS: KB moves North to meet-up with 4 AOs to refuel and will then move towards Midway.
CarDiv2 meets up the Mini-KB 4 hexes east of Manila to launch their Raid on the ships clustered there. The strength of the atack is solid: 50 Zero, 43 Val, and 75 Kates. The pilots do quite well but the only problem is they hit EVERYTHING in the harbor and don't concentrate on their primary targets: Asiatic Fleet SS! They do well but I wish their focus was slightly more honed.
SUNK: SS Seal, Perch, S-40, Swordfish, Skipjack, DD Pillsbury, and a PT Boat.
Damaged: Six SS are hit once each. Damage to the following ships is done as well: 2 AKL, 1 AVD, 2 PG, 2 AK, 1 AS, 2 AM, 2 AO, and DD Peary
Disappointing but not horrible. Lose ZERO planes.
1. Hiryu, Soryu, and Ryuho form-up and move a few hexes south. All their aircraft are set on naval Strike--Port Strike: Manila. Ryuho's 30 Zeros are to Sweep Manila.
2. CVLs Shoho and Zuiho move SE of Mindanao and their 24 Kates are set to Naval Attack--AF Attack: Cagayan.
Iba hit by 9 Zero and 54 Betty--Nells: Heavily Damaged with nearly all P-40s destroyed or damaged.
Clark hit by 81 Zero and 81 Betty--Nells: Heavily Damaged with 8 P-40, 2 B-17, and 3 Recon destroyed and many more damaged on the ground.
Cagayan is hit by 9 Nells and they do great damage for only a Chutai's attack.
Cotabato is CAPTURED by Paras flying in Tinas from Peleliu. Move 9 Zero and 24 Kates there.
Georgetown sees a major air-to-air clash as 24 Oscars fight 18 Buffalos. A strike of 27 bombers follows with good results for the Japanese.
Alor Star is hit by 21 Bombers.
Kota Bharu is SMASHED by 19 Fighters, 86 Bombers, and BBs Fuso and Yamashiro. Nearly 1,000 casualties are added to a crushed AF.
Kuantan is invaded by five separate TF. A force of 16 Oscars and 11 Zero fend off 5 Air Raids that result in the shooting down of 5 Buffalo, 4 Bombers, and 9 Vildebreest.
Victoria Point FALLS to Army Paratroopers. Base Force moving in next.
Hong Kong is hit by over 50 Bombers.
China: Changsha and Wuchow attacked by Fighters and Bombers
Guam is invaded by the South Seas Force and 15th Base Force
Miri is invaded by the 91st Naval Guard
Not too exciting but the PH Attack is nice since I only hit it with 4 CVs. One BB sunk, one BB in sinking condition, two more badly hit, and the remaining all knocked around enough for warrant the repair yard for quite some time.
REALLY wanted more SS at Manila but perhaps I'll bag a few more when I hit the Port tomorrow.