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zuluhour -> Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: 1943 (4/30/2013 9:13:27 PM)

The dope:

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Canoerebel -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (4/30/2013 9:14:58 PM)

[:)]

Good luck!

I noticed you were absent from the forums for several months. It was good to see you return about a month ago. Even better to see you saddle up for a new match. May it be a long, fun ride. :)




zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (4/30/2013 9:23:59 PM)

Many thanks Dan. I will be entering monthly (game time ) installments as the pace of play is rather quick. I have offered to let Paul post before I begin and lay out the disaster which was December.

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Zigurat666 -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/2/2013 1:57:48 AM)

My first and last post in this thread because I'm being banned from it,although I think I could offer my opponent some good advice [:)]

Its beyond me why anyone would never want to want to join an economic and political union as the co-prosperity sphere but negativity abounds and we'll just have to take the initiative and "MAKE THEM" see the error of their ways.

So raising a glass to all the allied Generals and Admirals of my opponent "May the gods of weather and searching be theirs!! or else this...



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DOCUP -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/4/2013 1:36:29 PM)

Good Luck buddy.  I want more than monthly updates.[:-]




zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/6/2013 9:51:17 PM)

January 16th 1942: Zulu HQ: Maryland:
Philipine Islands: Luzon: Bataan:
Situation deteriorating rapidly: moral crippling combat effectiveness of local formations: Manilla fell two days ago: some local successes were achieved: December 7th saw two decisive raids on the port of Manila further complicating defensive measures. Flying Fortresses ordered out of the AO early in December and are regrouped in the rear. P40s have withdrawn on international flagged liners; remaining fighters scrapped. Over a dozen submarines were able to eventually make their escape east, the last departing from the yards just after new years before the fall of the capital. Most shipping destroyed fleeing south to Australia. The Boise put in work on her way south of the equator.

present situation:


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zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/6/2013 9:53:21 PM)

December 7th Air raids in the PI:
Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 103 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 72
G3M2 Nell x 36
G4M1 Betty x 81

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 4 destroyed

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
PG Asheville, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Si Kiang, Bomb hits 1
SS Pickerel, Bomb hits 4, heavy damage
PT-41, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS S-40, Bomb hits 1
SS S-41, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Sculpin, Bomb hits 2
SS Seal, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SS Spearfish, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SS Sargo, Bomb hits 3, heavy damage
SS Saury, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
AV Langley, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Pecos, Bomb hits 1
DD John D. Ford, Bomb hits 1, on fire
PG Tulsa, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS Salmon, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
AS Canopus, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Mindanao, Bomb hits 1
SS Seawolf, Bomb hits 1
SS Searaven, Bomb hits 1
xAP Rochambeau, Bomb hits 2
PT Q-113, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS S-38, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
SS Tarpon, Bomb hits 1
SS Skipjack, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
SS Sturgeon, Bomb hits 1
AM Quail, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AVD Childs, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Bisayas, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS Pike, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
DD Pillsbury, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP President Madison, Bomb hits 2, on fire
AS Otus, Bomb hits 1
xAKL Don Jose, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AO Trinity, Bomb hits 1
SS Stingray, Bomb hits 1

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

Port hits 8
Port fuel hits 1

Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD John D. Ford, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS Permit, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
SS Sailfish, Bomb hits 1
SS Pickerel, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Ethel Edwards, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Pillsbury, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SS Stingray, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage

Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb




zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/6/2013 9:55:36 PM)

Day Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 48,91, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Johore Maru, Shell hits 17, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Dragon
CL Durban

Japanese ground losses:
1559 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 38 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (4 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards

December 7th: Dutch East Indies: After a successful midget sub attack at Pearl the Dutch report the above action: minutes before the air raid sirens begin to wail in Hawaii.




zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/6/2013 9:59:31 PM)

January 16th 1942: Pearl Harbor: shipyard: note: one BB deep sixed.





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zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/6/2013 10:08:42 PM)

January 16th 1942: SitRep SoPac: Three artillery Bn and two base forces lost at Suva along with native units.





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zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/6/2013 10:15:04 PM)

January 16th 1942: Burma Front:



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zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/6/2013 10:20:50 PM)

Allied high light reel:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Suva at 131,161, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Akagisan Maru
xAK Sinsyu Maru
xAK Kasagi Maru, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Terukawa Maru
xAK Syohei Maru, Shell hits 3
xAK London Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAK Syozui Maru
xAK Sensan Maru
xAK Taikei Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire
xAP Asama Maru, Shell hits 15, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Buenos Aires Maru, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Huzi Maru
xAP Kanzyu Maru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Pensacola
CA Australia
CL Perth

Japanese ground losses:
881 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 66 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)


NOTE: several light cruiser actions have led me to believe these are very capable ships as they have bested IJN CAs with their Dutch and USN tin can escorts.




BBfanboy -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/6/2013 11:41:41 PM)

No escorts with that TF! What was he thinking!




zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/7/2013 1:46:36 PM)

January 19th 1942: As the IJA closes to the outskirts of Singapore the Chinese Army make an heroic defense at Nanyang, central sector. China.

Ground combat at 83,45 (near Nanyang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 24106 troops, 204 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1305

Defending force 18254 troops, 76 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 639

Japanese adjusted assault: 564

Allied adjusted defense: 1222

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
4616 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 291 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 48 disabled

Allied ground losses:
335 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
116th Division
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
110th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
12th Army
North China Area Army
NCPC Army
15th AA Regiment

Defending units:
41st Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
22nd Group Army

Allied intelligence reports from the Dutch East Indies: Balikpapan: IJN war ships hit mine fields.





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zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/7/2013 1:48:19 PM)

January 19th 1942: Central China:



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zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/7/2013 8:42:43 PM)

January 20th 1942: All fronts: SitRep:

SoPac:SwPac: New guinea: Several large TFs consisting of battleships spotted at Rabaul and on the north Guinea coast. Pilots rotate into ABDA squadrons in Australia.





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zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/7/2013 8:44:40 PM)

Battlefield reports from land actions: Jan. 20th 1942:

Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 59849 troops, 761 guns, 570 vehicles, Assault Value = 1993

Defending force 36214 troops, 649 guns, 610 vehicles, Assault Value = 1086

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 817

Allied adjusted defense: 1397

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
8844 casualties reported
Squads: 140 destroyed, 331 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 53 disabled
Guns lost 101 (7 destroyed, 94 disabled)
Vehicles lost 33 (4 destroyed, 29 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
997 casualties reported
Squads: 75 destroyed, 128 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 36 disabled
Guns lost 68 (21 destroyed, 47 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Assaulting units:
9th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
54th Division
113th Infantry Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
Kanno Det
2nd Tank Regiment
33rd Division
20th Infantry Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
Tanaka Det
7th Tank Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Army
5th Mortar Battalion
3rd Engineer Construction Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
48th Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
11th PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
2nd/45th PS Inf Battalion
21st PA Infantry Division
1st/45th PS Inf Battalion
4th Marine Regiment
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
4th PA Constabulary Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
31st PA Infantry Division
Manila Bay Defenses
51st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
31st Infantry Regiment
14th PS Engineer Regiment
2nd PA Constblry HW Regiment
Bataan USN Base Force
Far East USAAF
I Philippine Corps
USAFFE
201st PA Construction Battalion
301st Construction Battalion
1st PI Base Force
202nd PA Construction Battalion
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Provisional GMC Grp
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment




zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/7/2013 8:47:00 PM)

There is not enough time to post operations. All carriers are at sea. Supply lines to Australia unlikely to be operational for 45 days. The creation of strong points in SoPac, SwPac, and Burma continue.




Andy Mac -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/7/2013 9:02:27 PM)

RAF RN India Australia and NZ plus US are all much stronger and better prepared

At least 4 US CV's are in the Pacific so its a lot tougher overall




Andy Mac -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/7/2013 9:03:03 PM)

oops wrong thread sorry




zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/7/2013 11:49:42 PM)

As our armed forces filter into the Pacific they bring their hopes and dreams with them.



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BBfanboy -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/8/2013 1:55:41 AM)

If there were more nuns like that, all the boys would want to go to Catholic Schools!




zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/8/2013 3:17:58 AM)

you betcha![8D]

January 21st 1942:

Pearl Harbor Navy yard: The first convoy reaches Hawaii since the wars start. Fuel and food.

Singapore: Brewsters ambush IJA bombers, some pilots issued fake passports and ordered to board neutral ships to freedom.

Burma: IJAF flies recon for the first time, no sign of ground forces. Moral still very low as are the ranks. The RAF is on the way.

Port Morseby: IJN carrier strike planes flying from the north coast catch two freighters laden with supply off shore. B17s report Zeros in Rabaul.

East Coast USA: The remainder of the Americal division arrives.

China: Wenchow pocket eliminated.




zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/11/2013 9:52:18 PM)

January 26th 1942

East Coast: Two regiments of the Americal Division prep for the first major allied amphibious action of the war. With the New Hebrides and Fiji islands invested and subsequently captured by the Japanese, PO-1 (Pacific Order 1) is sent to ComPac, (still under Kimmel) to reinforce, or retake in necessary, and build out a forward base of operations in the Somoan island chain. Artillery and support forces to join them shortly. Carriers, Lexington, Enterprise, and Yorktown have crossed the equator and will refuel SSE Hiva Oa and proceed SSW and rendevous with Saratoga presently staging a raid in the Fiji's with a joint Australian-USN cruiser flotilla.

Dutch East Indies: Malaya: Singapore is fully beseiged and is hit by numerous air raids. Occasional CAP traps have netted some of the perpetually present Bettys and Nells. Several attempts to dislodge the defenders have been repulsed. Supplies are still holding but combat strength is rapidly dwindling. Percival still remains as CnC Malaya. Sumatra has Japs crawling all around the country side. Sumatra is thus far free from the yellow menace. Dutch and American surface forces have retired to other waters with the light cruiser Sumatra schedule to depart on the evening of the 27th. The island will most likely be split as defenses favor both the north and south with little between.

Hawaii: BB-46 is readied for sea and joins with escorts for return stateside for more extensive repairs.

Burma: Is weak at best with units having trouble filling out ranks as well as in combat effectiveness. Stronger formations are forming on the India frontier.




zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/11/2013 11:21:06 PM)

January 27th 1942

Hawaii: BB-46 covered by the heroic efforts of DMS Hovey slips by I-4 in the night.

Hiva Oa: First fuel laden tanker scheduled to depart for Australia. MGEN Upshur CO 1st Amphib HQ takes command.

South Pacific: Saratoga nears point luck and should be on station in the morning. Pensacola and escorts take up positions off New Caladonia.

Australia: 1st and 3rd Aussie divisions combine and are issued orders.

Washington DC: Leverage exists now to release units to theaters of war. Debate continues over the release of Aussie forces fresh from Africa, Marine forces for CenPac/SoPac Ops, or USA troops for SwPac.



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zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/12/2013 5:14:17 PM)

January 28th 1942
South Pacific: Saratoga finds no targets of opportunity contrary to coast watcher reports and will be issued new orders.

Air War: Relentless pounding of fortresses Singapore and Bataan.

China: Pressure on the central front held in check, forces bending but not breaking. South China has a large army encircled and I will post map for suggestions next post. Behind the IJA Chinese units shock attack and retake Nanning but retreating Japs may seal the fate of the previously mentioned surrounded army. Remnants of several army groups and Central reserve forces attempt a breakout but IJA forces retreat north!

Ground combat at Liuchow (74,55)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 25714 troops, 245 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 948

Defending force 6584 troops, 72 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 161

Allied adjusted assault: 518

Japanese adjusted defense: 63

Allied assault odds: 8 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2634 casualties reported
Squads: 81 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 63 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 18 (6 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 2

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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
6th Chinese Corps
35th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force
1st Group Army
7th Chinese Base Force
9th Group Army
4th War Area
2nd Chinese Base Force
13th Chinese Base Force

Defending units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment




DOCUP -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/12/2013 5:15:50 PM)

I like that you are doing more updates Kurt.




BBfanboy -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/13/2013 12:46:26 AM)

I consider coastwatcher reports to be completely unreliable. When I started playing sandbox games to see what was really going on I noted that coastwatchers rarely provide solid intel. If they mention a specific ship, it is usually OK but most of the generic reports are just plain fiction. I think they spent their time drinking and made their reports just to keep HQ happy.




zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/13/2013 7:01:38 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

I consider coastwatcher reports to be completely unreliable. When I started playing sandbox games to see what was really going on I noted that coastwatchers rarely provide solid intel. If they mention a specific ship, it is usually OK but most of the generic reports are just plain fiction. I think they spent their time drinking and made their reports just to keep HQ happy.


I am presently of the same frame of mind, a shame they are portrayed this way, as they are truly a brave bunch.




zuluhour -> RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time (5/13/2013 7:13:48 PM)

February 1, 1942

Washington: After deliberation over several Starbucks and a New Castle for good measure, it has been decided to release the 16th Australian BDE at once to Southeast asian command. She is ordered to change course and debark in western India. Two American infantry reg, reinforced by armor and artillery have been issued orders in conjunction with PO-1. With a little muscle left at the diplomatic table we are unable to relieve Sir Percival of command in Malaya. There are no options for his replacement. I have relieved him before. ?. The saved initiative will be used to release more Australians in February. Singapore, doomed as it is, will most likely succumb sooner rather than later. His combat skills are inappropriate for his command.

CenPac: A working seaplane base has been established between Midway and Pearl. Palmyra atoll to expect reinforcement within 24 hours. I should mention BB-46 slipped beneath the waves a victim of her previous damage. Her escort should have been able to effect a rescue of the crew.

China: Pressure on the Yellow River as well as the southern front. I may have a HUGE problem.


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