Yea, I still hold most of Malaya, but he landed just north of Singapore and marched south immedeately. I realised the city would fall soon as I had no time to expand its defences, I just thought it would hold 2-3 turns more, so I would have flown out all airunits on the 15th... He brought in some 85k troops. He has also bombed the city quite a few times, and my 6 or so bombers per turn really did not cause any real damage on his units. As of now, he holds Singapore, Mandalay, Philliphines (-Manilla, Clark AF and Bataan), Borneo (with a few exceptions in the south), all of the island with Rabaul on it (I still own Rabaul, but only for one or two more turns), he has landed on Lae and Buna, Midway and Johnson Island is Japanese, and so are three of the Kurile Islands. I've also spotted a strong surface TF heading towards Ceylon (BB, BB, BB, CA, CA, CA is reported) were I have one BB, one CVL, and a few PGs...Only airforce available at Ceylon is 12 Swordfish and 8 Boston, I suppose this is just a raid, but we will see. Thankfully almost all units in Karachi are soon loaded on transports and ready for redeployment. I had hoped that would have been in Burma but Ceylon is more important. Units are also enroute to Dutch Harbour, Port Moresby and Lihu (should be within B17 range of Johnson Island). Atm PH is a no sail area, KB and bombers on Johnson Island is giving me a headache!
It seems he is stronger in the Pacific ocean than in Burma, so I have some hope of stopping him somewere in Burma, and I've seen no carriers in the Kuriles, just a BB. Hopefully I might catch him up north as all my BBs are heading there (they cannot do anything anywere without aircover atm anyway).
Manilla is the only place on the Philliphines were I will make a stand, hopefully it will hold, the same with Soerebaja, all units are heading there as soon as they can to build up the defences and atleast slow him down...
< Message edited by terje439 -- 11/22/2008 8:11:12 AM >