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Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/26/2008 8:07:39 PM   
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Full scale shoot em up. stldiver (Tim) vs myself and my merrier band of samurai warriors.

Set up
blah, blah, blah, blah.....
No sub invasions
Kwangtung units need PP to move and fly the friendly skies.
Invisible force field 4 hexes from Aden and Panama passages.
etc.



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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/26/2008 9:23:56 PM   
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Those imperial no good capitalist have declared an oil embargo upon the Empire of Japan. Time to go forth and teach those capitalist a lesson in the Samurai Code.


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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/26/2008 10:23:20 PM   
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I spoke with Scott and this will be a Joint AAR, I am here for the good of the Colonial efforts as having the allied powers control your oil, resources, food and woman is good for all of you because we said so!

Aside from that a little background, I started playing Witp about 2 years ago, since then completed one full campaign vs Jutland13 and he kicked me literally across the pacific till mid 43 when shear weigth of allied ships, planes and manpower overwhelmed him at a critical point, till then he completely thwarted and had me cowering like a little baby. I have also played several other people with those campaigns ending always in early to late 42 with either dissaperance or in one case capitulation when my chinese forces overwhelmed the Japanes. Since then I have not played Witp for about 1 year till a month ago Jutland and I started a 44 campaign to get tuned up for the rematch in AE when I will be japan. The tuneup was defiantly needed as I even forgot how to move ships from port . Needless to say I am past those times and ready to take on Scott who promises many surprises.

I had just loaded CHS about 30 minutes prior to scott sending me the turn so its pretty much new to me. In the initial move I only moved the 2 CV's at sea (with Scotts permission) and some chinese land units, but at the complexity of the Chinese theatre I figured lets get the ball rolling and sent the turn. What the heck a Samurai has to enjoy his first turn!

I don't play any special rules but try to play fair and reasonable, after all the colonial powers are in the right and will definatly win in the end.
Proposed house rules:-

1. Historical turn Off.

2. Air or ground units belonging to the Kwangtung command may not leave
Manchuria unless PP's are spent to change their command.

3. Only landings on Dot or base hexes

5. The Japanese are not allowed to enter the Panama and Aden passages. In
addition no Japanese units allowed within 4 hexes of the exits from the Aden
and Panama passages.

6. No cutting off retreat paths with a fragment, you must use a whole COMBAT
unit (a unit with at least 1 assault point).

7. PT Boats: PT boats can only be in a TF by themselves. Max 6 per group, Max 12 per port (seen to much abuse, but never experianced)

8. No more than 6 ships in an ASW TF.

9. No submarine Invasions.



Well I am starting to hear something behind me!!
Slowly I turn, Step by Step I walk to the peer, and what to my wondering Eyes appear!!
But white planes with Meatballs! Lunch must be here!

Let the games begin.

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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/26/2008 11:19:06 PM   
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Sounds interesting, I will keep my eyes peeled for this AAR.

Now back to lurking

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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/27/2008 12:09:47 AM   
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6:52 am December 7th 1941 Local Hawaiian Time
The Japanese Ambassador delivered a top secret note the American Ambassador it read: We will not be bullied by your puny navy and your whiskey drinking air force. Stay in your own backyard. The Japanese Ambassador then cabled The Emperor upon completion of his duties. The Emperor sent word out by modified carrier pigeons to his forces assembling at Top Secret locations. Banzai!

Several Hours later
9:14 am Local Time
The reports were beginning to filter in:
BC Repulse, Torpedo hits 2,  on fire
Attack on Hong Kong, 6 planes lost, PT boats sunk
Attack on Singapore, 2 planes lost, numerous enemy planes destroyed.
Attack on Manila, 3 planes lost, 3 confirmed subs sunk
Attack on Pearl Harbor, lots of bomb hits and planes destroyed.


The plan was a success:
Over 200 planes destroyed on the ground.
Landings at Kota Bharu, Guam, Vigan, Wake Island, Naga, Miri, Brunei, Kendari, Rabaul, Kuching, and Tarakan. And several other locations.

The overal cost was; Over 10 planes shot down and over 40 lost to flak.




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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/27/2008 6:59:33 AM   
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December 8th 1941 Tokyo 8:24 am Local Time

Minister #1 "Our landings on the Philippines are going as planned."
Minister #2 "The dreaded Battleship Prince of Wales made a unscheduled pit stop near Kuching and sunk quite a few ships."
Minister #3 "Cruisers Houston and Mauritius were sunk."
Minister #4 "An all out search is for Prince of Wales and Repulse."


Banzai


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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/27/2008 10:59:34 AM   
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Wait, you guys don't have first turn port strike limitations? You hit all three for the opener?

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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/27/2008 5:03:08 PM   
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Do not believe the Japanese propaganda! The war is already lost for the Samura and they know it!
The dutch struck the first blow on Dec 7th during the night when the spotted an invasion force heading past borneo
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/07/41
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Sub attack at 36,54

Japanese Ships
AP Koshu Maru #3, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage Sunk!

Allied Ships
SS KXIV

Japanese ground losses:
161 casualties reported

After that the cowardly Scott struck Pearl damaging many ships. As for Manila it also received a port strike putting 4 subs to the bottom quickly and damaging others, but the fleet is still deem operational

His propaganda about destroying over 200 planes is true, but these where lined up on the runways in neat order, not the tigers he soon will face.

There where no rules vs multiple port strikes, basically this will be a more wide open battle.

Here is a 2 day update
Phillipines
Scott struck the port causing 4 subs to immediately sink and numerous other ships to be damaged then he switched to Clark the second day.

As for Landings he has landed the 48th Div at Appari which it has secured and several other units along the northern area.
At Naga he landed the 16th and 4th Divisions, I believe he figured 2 divisions will rush Manila from the south with a quick grab! Unfortunatly on Dec 7th seeing the landing I rushed two phillipine divisions south and they arrived just in time to receive this attack on Dec 8th.

Ground combat at Naga
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11977 troops, 59 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 861

Defending force 10177 troops, 54 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 314

Japanese max assault: 182 - adjusted assault: 47 Definatly not ready to fight!

Allied max defense: 342 - adjusted defense: 813

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 3)


Japanese ground losses:
429 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

Allied ground losses:
97 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

His attack from the south will be delayed.

Also on Dec 7th the Zuiho and Ryuho sp? Were hunting to the east of Phillipines,
The Ryuho caught and sank the Houston on its way to attack ships landing troops at Daveo.

As to Borneo he made landings in the north at Miri, Brunei, Kutching and Tarakan, I cannot afford to lose Kutching and Tarakan so fast so I rushed the POW to Kutching and she arrived late on the 8th. To disperse the unprotected convoy, she will bombard on the 9th then continue her harassment of the Japanese aggressors!
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kuching at 27,56

Japanese Ships
AP Katori Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
AP Mikage Maru #2, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AP Midori Maru
AK Hakushika Maru, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
AK Meiu Maru, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AK Mexico Maru, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
AK Hokkai Maru, Shell hits 8, on fire, heavy damage
AK Meiten Maru, Shell hits 9, on fire, heavy damage
AK Hiyoshi Maru
AK Choko Maru, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
CL Danae
DD Electra
DD Encounter
DD Express
DD Jupiter

Japanese ground losses:
93 casualties reported


Miri and Brunei fell, but Tarakan held as another fleet arrived to push off the transports!
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Day Time Surface Combat at 35,60

Japanese Ships
DD Ootori, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
DD Hayabusa, Shell hits 15, on fire, heavy damage Will Sink
AP Hikawa Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
AP Yamato Maru
AP Kasuga Maru
AP Shoka Maru
AP Koan Maru

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead
DD Barker
DD Bulmer
DD Parrott
DD Stewart

Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported
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Ground combat at Tarakan
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6503 troops, 31 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 201

Defending force 1741 troops, 20 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

Japanese max assault: 129 - adjusted assault: 10

Allied max defense: 21 - adjusted defense: 13 Close!

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

Japanese ground losses:
85 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
82 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

At Rabaul he has also made a quick landing but we held the first assault, we will do our utmost to hold out longer here!
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Ground combat at Rabaul

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4226 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 118

Defending force 5009 troops, 40 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 36

Japanese max assault: 117 - adjusted assault: 25

Allied max defense: 37 - adjusted defense: 71

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese ground losses:
196 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Allied ground losses:
76 casualties reported
Guns lost 3
Vehicles lost 1

Now that’s the good news, now the not so good
Kendari fell quickly I have never lost it this quick and theres a Base force so soon the area will be a Japanese aerial lake, Manado held a 2 to 1 attack but will also fall, it also appears he has a fleet headed to ambonia so the south may be closed quick.

The really bad news Canton has fallen, I split of a CA from a convoy and bombarded his troops at Canton but to no avail :0(, I have never lost Canton before.
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Ground combat at Canton Island

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1589 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Defending force 1284 troops, 21 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese max assault: 62 - adjusted assault: 13

Allied max defense: 1 - adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Canton Island base !!!

Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
1528 casualties reported
Guns lost 27


Now as the the CL Mauritus sinking that was due to a Sub as it was rushing to India, The Repulse was hit by 2 torpedo’s on Dec 7th from a sub just outside of Singapore and has not been seen since.

The KB parked just north or Pearl on Dec 8th but only had a small sweep by fighters over pearl, apparently it was clouded in the morning and probably had settings for naval attack, regardless The Japanese has allowed us to reduce many fires aboard our ships and we know where the KB is!

The war has started with Scott definatly keeping to his word that I should experiance surprises, which makes it worth playing, hopefully I have and will give him the same in return!





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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/27/2008 5:47:57 PM   
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Fleet HQ Tokyo  11:12 am.

Admiral #1 "Prince of Wales has been seen in the vicinity of Kuching again."
Admiral #2 "Dispatch xxxxxx to intercept."
Admiral #3 "KB struck Pearl Harbor again, numerous ships hit again and more planes shot down. Losses were light to moderate."

Operation HQ Saigon 12:02 pm

General #1 "Our dive bombers are giving those imperial swine a headache. We are dropping bombs and they are hitting ship after ship."
General #2 "Attack on Singapore: Lost a few planes and DD Tenedos was confirmed hit."

Operations HQ Canton China 1:12 pm

General #1"Those pesky imperial pilots attempted an air strike on our task force near Appari."
General #2 "Any leader knows one can't sink ships with machine gun bullets." 

CS Chiyoda, Shell hits 20
CL Kinu, Shell hits 8
DD Wakatake, Shell hits 8
CL Yura, Shell hits 20
DD Mikazuki, Shell hits 4
DD Sawakaze, Shell hits 4
CL Kitakami, Shell hits 4
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Seems we caught some army guys retreating.

Day Air attack on TF at 22,39

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 9
Ki-51 Sonia x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AP Kanimbla, Bomb hits 6,  on fire,  heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
108 casualties reported
Guns lost 2



Banzai




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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/27/2008 7:56:35 PM   
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I put the fighters in Phillipines on straffing unfortunatly they went after hard targets not the transports, but on the brighter side they avoided a 90 plane sweep by zeros!

Prince of Whales bombarded Kuching and has left the area, as Kongo and another BB at least were a slight 120 miles away at sunset.

The japanes subs and dive bombers are making short work of my cargo ships, soon all shipping will cease around singapore and phillipines.
This is happening far to often for my taste,





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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/27/2008 9:15:06 PM   
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Never seen this happen before 

Night Air attack on TF at 45,47

Allied aircraft
PBY Catalina x 7

Allied aircraft losses
PBY Catalina: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
SS I-157
MSW W.9
MSW W.8

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x PBY Catalina launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x PBY Catalina launching torpedoes at 200 feet





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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/27/2008 9:26:07 PM   
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Saigon 6.14 am

Report
Kongo and company show up a little late.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Kuching at 27,56

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna, Shell hits 1
CA Takao, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Encounter, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Jupiter, Shell hits 34, and is sunk

And then bombard Kuching.

Tokyo  3:10 pm

Report
Pearl Harbor hit again. More planes fall to flak. More planes shot down. Ships are hit again.
One measly PT boat confirmed sunk.

Bangkok  6:18 pm

Report
Repulse was reportedly sighted in Malacca Strait. Two strikes and several bomb hits.



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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/28/2008 4:54:04 AM   
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The current situation: 

This map was found in the Emperor's private study.






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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/28/2008 4:56:47 AM   
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Looks like you are off to a good start, Scott. Good luck!

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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/28/2008 5:25:20 PM   
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Operations HQ Saigon 7:24 am

Admiral #1 "Our Emperor has assembled a strike forces to hunt down Repulse and Prince of Whales."
Admiral #2 "Kongo and her task force will be on the lookout for Prince of Whales while our submarine fleet will be hunting Repulse." 





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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/28/2008 5:46:29 PM   
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Dec 12th 1941

The Repulse continues its rush thru the straights of Malacca, shrugging off bomb after bomb, its AA gunners having a field day on the helpless Japanese airplanes, below is one of the unfortunate victims.

In Burma, the Japanese has 3 units next to Tavoy one a division at least, he has cleared Khota Bharu, and has moved into Alostar the push towards singapore begins.

Kutching still holds although he bombard my troops with Kongo and Haruna, a CA force is just to the east catching helpless AK's fleeing the Phillipines. Tarakan also holds but a CL group has joined in the bombarding. Zuiho patrols north of Borneo with Rhujo to the south.

The phillipines aside from normal bombings, has seen a few more landings for cleanup but the real effort will be at Naga from the south where he has two divisions and eventually I am falling back to Clark from the north.

Rabaul still holds, he has not launched another attack yet, probably waiting for reinforcements.

The KB has finally moved away from pearl after its 3rd strike, what it could be hunting, convoys, carriers I don't know but its airgroups have taken a toll and it will not be the same till it replaces pilots.

Fuerer King, no amount of support can save the Japanese empire




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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/28/2008 10:59:01 PM   
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What scenario y'all playing? I did notice it was CHS.

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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/28/2008 11:29:45 PM   
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CHS Version 2.08 Scenario 155 

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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/28/2008 11:36:07 PM   
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China HQ Canton China 2:19 pm

General #1 "Port attack on Manila was a success."
General #2 "We are solidifying our position in the Philippines."

Southern HQ Kendari 3:55 pm

Admiral #1 "Those swine sent a task force to intercept our forces in the Tarakan area."
Admiral #2 "Marblehead and company showed up and dueled it out with our surface task force."
Admiral #3 "The result was a draw."



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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/29/2008 4:41:50 AM   
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Theater Action Report

Rabaul will fall soon, 1:1 odds, Forts down to 1.
Operation Saki commences .
Baker, Tarawa, and Legaspi fall. 
18th Division continue their push down the Malayan peninsula.





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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/30/2008 12:26:01 AM   
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Truk 11:14 am

Admiral #1 "Those imperial swine have attacked our forces in the Rabaul area."
Admiral #2 "A carrier task force was spotted by the survivors of our merchant marine."
Admiral #3 "Operation Samurai sword are being drawn up as we speak."


Banzai


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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/30/2008 12:54:51 AM   
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We have been doing turns pretty fast, for the most part we are both surprising each other, I know from my side just when I think I have the advantage in an area it quickly swings the other way. I believe he might feel the same, but you understand all good Samurai never admit fear and surprise.

On to a better report of the last few days from Dec 12th thru Dec 16th by Area.

Eastern Pacific
The KB vanished from around Pearl after its 3rd strike on the port and airfield, the field is still trying to recover, but none of the BB’s have sunk but as you can surmise none of the ships will be battle worthy for many months.

He has captured Canton, Makin, the just recently Baker and Tarawa, A possible surprise for him was Carrier planes showed up the day after the Tarawa landings and sent some ships to the bottom. The first US CV strike of the war, hmm I wonder where the KB is?
Unfortunatly some planes could not find the targets
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Day Air attack on TF, near Makin at 84,93 Dec 15th


Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5
SBD-3 Dauntless x 34


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
PG Fukui Maru, Bomb hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
AP Katsura Maru, Bomb hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
AP Kaito Maru, Bomb hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
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Day Air attack on TF, near Makin at 84,93


Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 16


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
PG Fukui Maru, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
AP Kaito Maru, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Southern Pacific
Rabaul is the only action happening here, Scott landed 3 to 4 SNLF on Dec 7th, I quickly reinforced with additional troops and he has done more also. There have been several attacks by him most at 0-1 but one at 1-1. He was also surprised when the CA Louisville showed up and delayed some additional landings then the CL Adelaide showed up and proudly wrecked havoc, this area is the battle of the minor forces and still hangs in doubt,
The Louisville bombards the Japanes troops daily to try and keep their spirits down. Will it be enough? Below are some battle results of this area.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 62,90 Dec 12th the Louisville arrives to catch a Japanese reinforcement Convoy.

Japanese Ships
DD Sagi, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
AP Kiyosumi Maru
AP Asama Maru
AP Kamakura Maru, Shell hits 1
AP Tatsuta Maru
AP Brazil Maru
AP Kongo Maru
AP Shanghai Maru

Allied Ships
CA Louisville, Shell hits 5

Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 62,90 Dec 13th the Loisville continues with the attacks

Japanese Ships
AP Kiyosumi Maru
AP Asama Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
AP Kamakura Maru
AP Tatsuta Maru, Shell hits 14, on fire, heavy damage
AP Brazil Maru
AP Kongo Maru
AP Shanghai Maru

Allied Ships
CA Louisville, Shell hits 18

Japanese ground losses:
164 casualties reported
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Ground combat at Rabaul Dec 13th the Japanese attack and reduce forts
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 10257 troops, 47 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 156
Defending force 5666 troops, 44 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

Japanese max assault: 115 - adjusted assault: 62

Allied max defense: 57 - adjusted defense: 49

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

Japanese ground losses:
149 casualties reported
Guns lost 7

Allied ground losses:
211 casualties reported
Guns lost 2
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Ground combat at Rabaul Dec 14th they reduce forts again
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 10036 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 146

Defending force 5628 troops, 40 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 51

Japanese max assault: 104 - adjusted assault: 77

Allied max defense: 49 - adjusted defense: 65

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

Japanese ground losses:
160 casualties reported
Guns lost 7

Allied ground losses:
76 casualties reported
Guns lost 4
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 62,90 Dec 15th the Louisville in action
The Louisville was set to bombard and does after this
Japanese Ships
AP Kiyosumi Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
AP Kamakura Maru
AP Brazil Maru, Shell hits 2
AP Kongo Maru
AP Shanghai Maru

Allied Ships
CA Louisville, Shell hits 10
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 62,90 Dec 15th
The Adelaide arrives during the Day and does the heavy work
Japanese Ships
AP Kiyosumi Maru, on fire
AP Kamakura Maru, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
AP Brazil Maru, Shell hits 7, on fire, heavy damage
AP Kongo Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
AP Shanghai Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Adelaide, Shell hits 2
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Ground combat at Rabaul Dec 15th The Japanese run out of steam for the moment

Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 10461 troops, 35 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 140

Defending force 5475 troops, 37 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Japanese max assault: 94 - adjusted assault: 46

Allied max defense: 41 - adjusted defense: 65

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

Japanese ground losses:
190 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Allied ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

Phillipines
Scott has landed in almost all the bases except Clark, Bataan, Manila down to Naga, he just has sneakly landed behind my units at Naga, and they may be in peril! Very good move on his part. Aside from his strikes on Clark, Manila harbor and my strafing and bombing of ships to no noteworth affect the only real action is the DD’s Pope and Peary who both are streaming smoke from damage days ago, sallying forth and causing havoc!
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Lingayen at 43,50 Dec 12th their first action

Japanese Ships
MSW Choun Maru #6
MSW Choun Maru #7
MSW Choun Maru #18, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Choun Maru #21
MSW Hinode Maru #20
AP Chowa Maru
AP Hanakawa Maru, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AP Jinsan Maru
AP Satsuma Maru
AP Tsutsukami Maru
AP Arizona Maru
AP Kikuryu Maru
AP Tsuyama Maru
AP Ueizuru Maru
AK Fuki Maru
AK Tairyu Maru
AK Chikuzan Maru
AK Kinko Maru
AK Shojin Maru
AK Zogen Maru

Allied Ships
DD Peary
DD Pillsbury, Shell hits 1
PG Asheville
PG Tulsa
PG Oahu
PG Luzon
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Night Time Surface Combat, near San Jose at 42,54 Dec 16th

Japanese Ships
AP Tachibana Maru
AP Hokuriku Maru
AP Nissen Maru #2, Shell hits 9, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Peary
DD Pillsbury

Japanese ground losses:
39 casualties reported

The scary thing is the 4 units that have landed behind my troops at Naga!

Borneo and South
Scott landed at Kutching on Dec 7th and it still holds, the Prince of Whales paid a visit on the 8th and 9th and bombarded. Since then he has had BB’s and CA’s return the favor
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Ground combat at Kuching Dec 12th not enough stuff
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9597 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 137

Defending force 1911 troops, 9 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Japanese max assault: 128 - adjusted assault: 46

Allied max defense: 34 - adjusted defense: 65

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

Japanese ground losses:
195 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
24 casualties reported
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Naval bombardment of Kuching, at 27,56 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Dec 15th just one bombardment of two groups
8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Japanese Ships
DD Hibiki, Shell hits 1
DD Akatsuki, Shell hits 1
DD Arashio
DD Michishio, Shell hits 1
DD Oshio
DD Asashio
CL Jintsu
CA Atago
CA Takao
BB Haruna
BB Kongo

Allied ground losses:
332 casualties reported
Guns lost 3
Vehicles lost 1

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 14
Port hits 4

Tarakan was also invaded on Dec 7th and has seen heavy surface action by the light forces the last few days, this has been enjoyable to watch as the Dutch prevented a reinforcement convoy but CA’s showed up on the 16th and we had vacated just before arrival.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tarakan at 34,60
A most excellent fight from both sides!!!!!
Japanese Ships
CL Nagara, Shell hits 9, on fire
DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Tokitsukaze, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead, Shell hits 4
DD Barker, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Bulmer
DD John D. Ford, Shell hits 1
DD Parrott
DD Pope, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Stewart, Shell hits 8, on fire, heavy damage

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tarakan at 34,60 Dec 13th

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara, on fire, heavy damage
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze, on fire
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships These ships are almost worthless
PT TM-4
PT TM-5, Shell hits 66, and is sunk
PT TM-6
PT TM-7, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
PT TM-8, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
PT TM-9
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tarakan at 34,60 Dec 14th

Japanese Ships
DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 9, on fire, heavy damage Will Sink from bomb hit next day
DD Yamakaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead
DD Bulmer
DD John D. Ford, Shell hits 9, on fire, heavy damage
DD Parrott, Shell hits 1
DD Pope, Shell hits 3, on fire

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tarakan at 34,60 Dec 14th

Japanese Ships
DD Yukikaze, on fire, heavy damage
DD Yamakaze, on fire
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
PT TM-4, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT TM-6
PT TM-9, Shell hits 48, and is sunk
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tarakan at 34,60
Dec 16th he means business, we spotted these at Jolo the day before
Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara
CL Naka
CL Kuma
DD Murasame
DD Samidare
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma
DD Asakaze
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
PT TM-6, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

Manado was invaded Dec 7th and still holds, he has not attacked since early

I spotted a convoy moving towards Ambonia and on the 16th it tried to land
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Amboina at 40,74 Dec 16th

Japanese Ships
MSW Tomozono Maru #3
MSW Toroshima Maru
AP Astuga Maru
AP Chinko Maru
AP Eiko Maru
AP Gyoko Maru, Shell hits 5, on fire
AP Heiwa Maru, Shell hits 27, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AP Igasa Maru, Shell hits 2
AP Kiko Maru
AP Nissho Maru, Shell hits 24, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AP Sangetsu Maru
AP Sasago Maru

Allied Ships
CL De Ruyter
DD Witte de With, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Kortenaer
DD Piet Hein

Japanese ground losses:
636 casualties reported
Guns lost 15

So all in all I am happy to have held this area in a stalemate but will soon lose control once the heavies move in! That is of course unless the POW shows up to the party!
Just like not knowing where the KB is can be more powerful then use, the POW has to make Scott respect the area!

Burma
He is held at Alor Star but has invaded most of the eastern bases and is pushing me back from Khota Bharu, He did a paradrop at Malaca and seized a base in my rear area that I need to recapture, The Repulse has escaped thru the channel dash just before he closed it with Khota Bharu being used as a level 4 field. The Repulse was only attacked by bombs no torpedoes!
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Ground combat at Malacca Paradrop behind my lines Dec 15th
Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 94 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

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

Japanese max assault: 2 - adjusted assault: 2

Allied max defense: 0 - adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Malacca base !!!

China, It is a big mess of troops here, still getting a handle on it with all the guerillas and everthing nothing significant to talk about except Hong Kong and some troops that just moved into Hengchow. He moved 2 divisions and BDE into Hong Kong and started to reduce, in themean time I am advancing Chinese troops to Canton, it will be tough for him if he loses the race, he has noticed as his bombers came out in full force to try and disrupt my advancing Corps!
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Ground combat at Hong Kong Dec 16th this came after an 0 to 1 5 days before
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 52185 troops, 238 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 1019

Defending force 16885 troops, 110 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 299

Japanese max assault: 1051 - adjusted assault: 884

Allied max defense: 312 - adjusted defense: 505

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 3

Japanese ground losses:
556 casualties reported
Guns lost 22
Vehicles lost 1

Allied ground losses:
202 casualties reported
Guns lost 8

Sub war
My subs have only claimed a few hits, his had tagged and sank numerous vessels including 2 torpedo’s into the BC Repulse and sinking CL Mauritus.
I have lost 5 SS all sunk in Manila harbor, he has lost 1 SS sunk 60 miles SW of pearl

Economics
Its to early in the war to be concerned with economics but miri and Brunei still are the only bases he controls with significant resources though that will change in the next couple of weeks, but of those we have seen heavy damaged inflicted by our engineers at Brunei, it shows only approx 95 operational centers with 202 damaged! Oil centers, can we say No Oil for you!

Below is the current score on Dec 16th with a view of Phillipines in the background where you can see he has flanked my troops at Naga with a landing, my hats off to him for that most excellent move.





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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/30/2008 1:14:03 AM   
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Operation Samurai Sword

Will consist of xxxxxxxx, xxxxxxxx, xxxxxxx, xxxxxx, xxxxxxxxx,
Supporting xxxxxx, xxxxxxx, xxxxxxx, xxxxxxx, xxxxxx, xxxxxxx,




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RE: Scott1964 vs stldiver The War of the Samurai - 9/30/2008 11:35:03 PM   
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Dec 17th thru 20th things keep getting worse for the allies, I just should have figured the few bright spots where mere blips on the Japanese advance.

The KB has still not been found, but a US CV sank 5 AP’s around Rabaul, so he has lost his supplies more will need to be brought in. The 1st Round at Rabaul has gone to the Allies

In Borneo area, both Tarakan and Ambonia fell quickly as my ships did not attack at ambonia allowing him to land. Planes have finally shown up at Kendari and Ambonia, what type I have not seen they just arrived on the 20th.

In Burma on the 20th Alorstar falls quickly without warning and Hong Kong defends but the situation get grimer. I have moved Chinese forces into Canton so there is some stress there.

Most of my troops have pulled back into Singapore, the siege will begin in a few days.

Overall the Japanese advance begins again, unthwarted!

Phillipines both DD Peary and Pillsbury meet untimely ends to surface action. He has moved into Clark and will attack soon. At Naga he has 3 divisions now, it will be interesting what happens there, if they retreat they surrender.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Lucena at 43,53 Dec 17th

Japanese Ships
AK Kyokko Maru
AK Matsue Maru
AK Meiyo Maru
AK Nisshu Maru, Shell hits 1
AK Ryoka Maru
AK Taibun Maru
AK Nansin Maru
AK Thames Maru
AK Ume Maru, Shell hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
AK Meiko Maru
AK Shingo Maru
AK Tone Maru
AK Yubari Maru
AK Hokko Maru
AK Amakusa Maru

Allied Ships
DD Peary, Shell hits 29, and is sunk
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Ground combat at Rabaul Dec 17th
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11502 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 129

Defending force 5322 troops, 34 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Japanese max assault: 98 - adjusted assault: 40

Allied max defense: 35 - adjusted defense: 65

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

Japanese ground losses:
168 casualties reported
Guns lost 8

Allied ground losses:
197 casualties reported
Guns lost 4
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Ground combat at Hong Kong Dec 17th
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 50576 troops, 213 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 944

Defending force 16486 troops, 97 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 297

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese max assault: 819 - adjusted assault: 341

Allied max defense: 300 - adjusted defense: 313

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

Japanese ground losses:
847 casualties reported
Guns lost 7

Allied ground losses:
220 casualties reported
Guns lost 4
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Lucena at 43,53 Dec 18th

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara
CL Naka
CL Kuma
DD Murasame
DD Samidare
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma
DD Asakaze
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
DD Pillsbury, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
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Ground combat at Naga Dec 18th
Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 35328 troops, 193 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 936

Defending force 20214 troops, 101 guns, 248 vehicles, Assault Value = 582

Japanese max assault: 1660 - adjusted assault: 394

Allied max defense: 602 - adjusted defense: 669

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese ground losses:
3526 casualties reported
Guns lost 19

Allied ground losses:
199 casualties reported
Guns lost 5
Vehicles lost 5
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Ground combat at Hong Kong Dec 18th
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 49641 troops, 201 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 901

Defending force 16174 troops, 91 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 294

Japanese max assault: 715 - adjusted assault: 509

Allied max defense: 290 - adjusted defense: 862

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

Japanese ground losses:
757 casualties reported
Guns lost 6

Allied ground losses:
212 casualties reported
Guns lost 9
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Ground combat at Tarakan Dec 19th
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5590 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 218

Defending force 1290 troops, 8 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Japanese max assault: 172 - adjusted assault: 121

Allied max defense: 14 - adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 24 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tarakan base !!!

Japanese ground losses:
45 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
377 casualties reported
Guns lost 4
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Ground combat at Amboina Dec 19th
Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 7554 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 120

Defending force 2237 troops, 17 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Japanese max assault: 230 - adjusted assault: 143

Allied max defense: 36 - adjusted defense: 29

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Amboina base !!!

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 9 destroyed

Japanese ground losses:
88 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
847 casualties reported
Guns lost 2
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Ground combat at Hong Kong Dec 20th
Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 49140 troops, 196 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 873

Defending force 16017 troops, 84 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 290

Japanese max assault: 1154 - adjusted assault: 430

Allied max defense: 317 - adjusted defense: 919

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

Japanese ground losses:
1108 casualties reported
Guns lost 12

Allied ground losses:
119 casualties reported
Guns lost 8

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A letter has been delivered to Rabaul by carrier pigeon.

Dear Australian Commander:
You are hereby given one week to vacate the premise.
If you do not then you will be dealt with in a swift manner with our Samurai Sword.
Banzai
Admiral Yamada Takahashi
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LTC Burgess is siping tea with sweat dripping off his head thinking why isn't a general in charge of this defence of Rabual when the radio crackels with the current spew by Tokyo Rose

Dear Australian Commander:
You are hereby given one week to vacate the premise.
If you do not then you will be dealt with in a swift manner with our Samurai Sword.
Banzai
Admiral Yamada Takahashi
Samurai Sword Commander

A grin crosses his face as at least he thinks well at least christmas will be good, with that he trots out and decides to inspect the newly arrived troops!

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quote:

A grin crosses his face as at least he thinks well at least christmas will be good, with that he trots out and decides to inspect the newly arrived troops!



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Command HQ Bangkok 2:14 pm

A soldier entered Admiral Fujio's command hut and bowed.

"I have some bad news"
"This better not be really bad news.'
"No Sir."
"Well get on with it then."
"Our sub I-156 failed to sink a transport."
"How did that happen?"
"The torpedo missed."
"Send word to the commander of the sub, he is to perform seppuku."
"Right away."


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Christmas finally arrives, the allied forces gather at night for well wishing and good cheer, The war is forgotten for a moment as everyone cheers and thinks of loved ones. As the night continues and the food is eaten, the conversation slowly turns back to the grim times past and ahead.

*** Pearl Harbor HQ Central Pacific ****
Kimmel looks around at the gathered, Captains, Admirals and guest who gathered for the evening dinner and Christmas celebration, he frowns as he notices two odd characters in the corner talking, he quickly nudges RADM Thoebald,, “ Isn’t that a Japanese person over there talking to that strange character?”

Thoebald glances “Why yes he was invited due to the Christmas spirit and all, his name is Scott, american sounding isn’t it, so you best be careful what you say tonight”

Kimmel “Well we can’t be having that with the war going on, round up all those Japenese, and put them in a camp somewhere!”

Thoebald “ What about the Germans?”

Kimmel “ We have Germans here to?”

Thoebald “Yes thats Fuerer King over there talking to Scott, seems they are pretty close and on the same side, should we round up the Germans?”

Kimmel “Whats this war coming to Germans and Japanese in league, no we better not round up the Germans, next thing you know we will have to get the Dutch!, You know I understand the Japanese blame the dutch for starting this war, seems some sub off Borneo torpedoed and sank one of their transports carrying tourist on a hunting expedition!”

Thoebald “That sounds like the Dutch, always going off half cocked, its strange how quick the Japanese reacted as though they planned a war all along, Besides Pearl, they struck Manila harbor, bombed Sinagpore, landed in the Phillipines, Rabaul, Canton, all over the Borneo area.

Kimmel “Well Japans Carriers hit us pretty hard at Pearl, 3 days they pummeled our airbase and ports, luckly we only lost 2 PT boats, although all 8 battleships will not be ready for a long time and other vessels have been heavily damaged. Also we just have gotten the airbase operational again just before Christmas, and are now just sending out scout planes. We will find those Carriers soon”

Thoebald “I understand they have captured Canton, Baker, Tarawa and Makin already, do you fear more landings”

Kimmel “Yes more could come but our carrier planes attacked some transports at Tarawa after they unloaded so they will have to be more careful. Our first priority is to defend what we have and find the Japanese Carriers. They lost over 100 planes attacking Pearl, so there pilots need to be replaced we believe they might be involved in an operation called Samurai Sword!”

Thoebald notices, both Scott and Fuerer King stop talking at the mention of Samurai, very suspicious he thinks.

**** Rabaul under a moonlight sky ****

The new troops talk in hushed whispers in the dark, unknowingly a Japanese soldier is just a few meters away listening and understanding their conversation.

Soldier1 “Well now that we have arrived I guess its about time we push these Japs back into the water!”

Vet Soldier of Larkforce Bn “Son, I was here on Dec 7th when the Japanese landed, if it wasn’t for some smooth action by our commander LTC Burgess we would be shooting monkeys for food in the jungle, as it is it’s the Japs starving, Now I won’t say it was all just us, as LTC Spartan and the Independent Coy showed up shortly afterwards to help bolster our lines, even with that the Japs began to whittle our fortifications down. They where ferried over by some small transports that have been about the area. That off course would not have been possible except the CA Louisville also showed up and sank the destroyers guarding the Japanese troop ships and scattered them about, a few days later our own CL Adelaide showed up and gave the Japs a right good spanking, after alls said and down about 5 enemy units have landed, one of which appears to be an airfield company. We where still in hot water till a few days ago and suddenly what pulls into our port, but a Large US Carrier, she was a bigun, I heard tell her planes had sunk every Jap ship in the area as she came in.

Soldier1 “ Gawd that must have been something to see, where are the ships now? I don’t see anything in the harbor.

Vet “Well the CV wasn’t alone her and her escorts went and drained every bit of fuel we have here in Rabual, then she just sailed out, not sure where but if I was the Japs, I’d be worried. As to the Adelaide and Louisville they also left in other directions, as they had no fuel here. Don’t you worry son, they will be here to protect us!

Soldier1 “We would have been here sooner, except there was a lot of political fighting over whether we could go or not, seems we went to load up and they told us no, our polictians have to give the OK, well that took a few days for them to come to an agreement, finally they let us load and here we are. I’m looking to get my first Jap!

Vet “Don’t you worry son, from what I hear, there will soon be more then enough targets”

The soldiers go silent as the bushes sway a little in front of them, nothing is said for the rest of the night.

**** Manila HQ USAAFE ****
General McArthur looks over the assembled generals hovered over the planning table. He is confident in his men, but the Phillipine soldiers defiantly need more experience.

“Gentleman this is current situation, Due to then efforts of our troops in routing the Japanese landing at Lucena we were able to retreat our forces at Naga all the way back to Manila, Also the troops at Clark made it back, with one Phillipine division holding the line, until forced to retreat! Very brave and commendable. We have some tough days ahead of us, Assembled in Manila we have the entire forces of the Phillipines!”

McArthur is interrupted by one of the Phillipine Generals
Mgen Ybut “Ah excuse me sir but don’t we have phillipine divisions scattered about on the islands and don’t we hold Daveo and Cagyen in Midannao?”

McArthur “Yes, Yes we do hold those, but Manila is the most important piece of this operation, as it is the harbor for which our fleet can be safe in.

Mgen Ybut “Ya but sir, it appears the fleet has fleed, the only ships left are wrecked hulks, the last ships that left had heavy damaged and where sitting ducks for the Japanese Carrier planes and landbased planes at Jolo, so what are we holding the harbor for?”

McArthurs face gets bright red as he points at Ybut “Listen the Japs have 5 divisions, 3 brigades and numerous small units surrounding us, the longer we hold the more time it gives us to get reinforcements! and those will have to come by sea, thus we need the harbor!”

Mgen Ybut “Ya but, shouldn’t we have gone to corriegedor, we left those troops defenseless and that point overlooks the harbor”

McArthur “Ya but nothing, that areas nothing but a malaria zone, here we have all the luxuries of the city and buildings to hide behind, if you want to live in the Jungle then you can go but we are defending here, we have our fighters here, our subs come here, and I will not move from here!!!! The Japs may have 5 division but we shall never surrender!”

A phillipine waiter refills some of the generals glasses, no one notices him listening intently.

**** Singapore HQ Malay Command ****

Percival addresses his guest.

“Gentleman we have lost the entire peninsula except Georgetown and Tavoy, those will probably fall shortly, this is a dark hour but I wish to give you hope! We have been able to withdraw all but 2 bde into Singapore, we have plenty of supplies and with my negotiating skills I am sure we can defend Singapore from the Japanes hoard”
There is a grumble at the mention of his negotiating skills
“The enemy fears the Prince of Whales who terrorizes their dreams, we still hold Kutching and Manado that were invaded on Dec 7th, although Tarakan, Ambonia, Kendari, Brunie, Miri have all fallen, our other bases have seen no Japanese incursions.
If we hold here, they will go no FARTHER!

BGEN O’Conner “Beggin your pardon sir but didn’t 2 division take Tavoy and have not over 120 bombers begun bombing Rangoon the last two days? I think their advance will continue! Also we just heard today that Hong Kong just suffered a big setback and may fall in the next couple of days, the Chinese moved into Canton but are daily pummeled by surface ships, bombers from Taikae and extra troops have been rushed in, I don’t think that area is tenable!

Percival “Now, Now, you may have a point there about Hong Kong, hmm WCDR Burgess, your in charge of those wonderful Catalina’s in the harbor, could you fly me over to Hong Kong, I believe they could use my negotiating skill!”

WCDR Burgess snaps out of worrying about his cousin in Rabaul nods his assent

The entire room cheers in excitement at the idea of Percival going to negotiate in Hong Kong”

**** Darwin Harbor *****

LCRDR Patterson speaks loudly into the radio
“Now listen one more time, This is LCRDR Patterson of the US Kingfisher float plane squadron attached to the Asiatic fleet, squadron VJ-10, I want to claim credit for the sinking of the CS Mizuho shes a large Jap Seaplane carrier, holds 24 of those wonderful float planes!”

Kanagroo Jack a Reporter for the Sydney cryer on the other end sighs
“Now listen here Chap, your telling me that your squadron of Kingfishers, sank a large CS Mizuho with one 250lb bomb? This doesn’t make sense, what would a CS be doing near Darwin and what is your squadron doing in Darwin?

Patterson “Sir, we did not sink it near Darwin, I dropped a 250lb bomb on it Dec 10th in the Phillipines, we seen fire after the hit but no major damage, nothings been heard of the CS Mizuho since until 2 days ago and she was reported sunk near Palau. I’m telling you my bomb was the only damage she took, I have sunk the ship worth the most in this war!, I want my name in the paper, as for being here, since those dutch lost Ambonia we hightailed it down here to get some more Jap ships that could be soon invading Darwin!”

Kanagaroo Jack “I thought the Japs sank the US crusier Houston, and the CL Mauritus are those ships not worth more to the war effort?”

Patterson “ No No No, if I was to put points to the ships value, so you could understand, those ships would be worth only 34 to 35 points each, The Mizuho has to be worth an easy 64 points, I’m telling you I’m a hero, you write that in your paper.”

Kanagaroo Jack “Hmm, this invasion of Darwin, that sounds more interesting, tell me more about that, I think my readers are more interested in that, then some small bomb dropped 12 days before a ship sinks”
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< Message edited by stldiver -- 10/1/2008 11:57:49 PM >

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RE: Christmas in the Pacific - 10/2/2008 12:07:27 AM   
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“Yes thats Fuerer King over there talking to Scott, seems they are pretty close and on the same side, should we round up the Germans?”


Sounds like stldiver is on to the Denver gamers. The network is blown.

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