AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 02/06/42 - 02/08/42
The campaign will be finished soon. Two days of rest was enough for 100k troops in Langayen to break our defence. Our units withdraw to Manila. However, we have no chance to defend Manila, since our troops were caught in Naga. Enemy occupied Lucerna and moved the units to Manila. We can re-capture Lucerna, but since the japanese units (even if it is one BF) will stay there for at least one month blocking our retreat to Manila. In fact, this is the worst feature of Witp... I hate it, really... I sneaked 100k supplies to Manila last three days, great boost for defense...
Our PT continue in desperate fight...
Night Time Surface Combat, near Lucena at 43,53
PC Kyo Maru #11, Shell hits 2
PC Sonan Maru #5
PC Sonan Maru #6, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PC Takunan Maru #10, Shell hits 1
PC Ch 24, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PC Ch 29, Shell hits 1
PC Ch 30, Shell hits 2
PT Q 111
PT Q 113
PT MTB 10
NZ and Australia
KB appeared close Auckland sinking about 20AP/AK and three DD in port. The ships were heavily damaged before and KB just finished them off. The main fleet of 2CA, 2CL and 20 DD was saved.
My units run west from Perth pursued by several tank regiments. I hope we stop them in Adelaide...
Burma and India
Three old CL tried to rescue some units from Burma Army, but the attack of hundred of planes sunk them all. It is quite impossible - there is at least 1000 planes attacking me each turn over the map... In fact I expect heavy loses, but RN must help army comrades AT ALL COST!
The core of RN was attacked in Colombo by 50 Kates from BKB. They hit several ships including both CV, but all bombs just scratch the paint... Victorious is the worst damaged ship with 1/0/1... Unfortunately, it would be useless to attack BKB with 100 Zero at least and the planes will stay on the ground.
Day Air attack on Colombo , at 11,25
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 48
Sea Hurricane x 2
Fulmar x 4
Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 4 destroyed, 28 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
Fulmar: 1 damaged
CV Indomitable, Bomb hits 3
CV Formidable, Bomb hits 5
BB Royal Sovereign, Bomb hits 2
CA Dorsetshire, Bomb hits 1