Patience is indeed important in this game
Last turn was good for Erstad.
Report from 23rd through 25th of December 1941'
Allied HQ announced to the press that operation Sword has been accepted.
This operation includes detailed plans on how the enemy will handled in whole Pacific theatre.
British and Chinese governments have also signed up for these guidelines.
Few IJN submarines still seem to be lurking around Pearl Harbour.
Intelligence indicates that there are 43 enemy units at San Marcelino. Hell break loose soon enough here.
Japanese forces capture Tuguegarao and Cotabato.
Heavy airstrikes still reported on Manila.
Australia, NZ & South Pacific
KB showed up west of Canton Island. This resulted to 1 allied troop transport convoy being sunk.
Day Air attack on TF at 104,99
A6M2 Zero x 38
D3A Val x 52
B5N Kate x 81
Japanese aircraft losses
D3A Val: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
B5N Kate: 1 damaged
AK Minnesotan, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
AK Admiral Y. Williams, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Crane, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Kilty, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Vincent, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AK Absaroka, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
AK Exmoor, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
AK Charles H Cramp, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
AK Jacob Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AK Chickasaw City, Bomb hits 2, on fire
AK Honomu, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
Allied ground losses:
678 casualties reported
Guns lost 12
I paid the price for not knowing where the KB was positioned.
As Erstad stated Japanese paratroopers have not been able to block the retreating allied
Kuala Lumpur fell to the enemy.
As usual Singapore recieved quite a lot of attention from Japanese airforce.
India & Burma
The spearhead of Japanese advance is at Tavoy. Needless to say that base is nomore in allied control.
Enemy seems to be strenghtening it forces at Davao.
Kuching also fell to a large scale Japanese assault.
Ground combat at Kuching
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 20215 troops, 170 guns, 0 vehicles
Defending force 1488 troops, 5 guns, 3 vehicles
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1
Japanese assault odds: 19 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuching base !!!
Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Allied ground losses:
1443 casualties reported
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