From: Brisbane, Australia
nice reading up on the reports, good to see the war is still going on over here as well
If its may 42 and still you have just taken Amboina, are all main ports, airfield & production sites taken now? or are the more bases to assault before the "Dutch conquest" ends?
and on the soviets; isn't AA automatically working against the soviet recon?
In my game i have some nates still flying around in manchuria, they're either on cap or training for xp, wouldn't like to see the Russian recon fly into those
how are your fighters doing in HI & kwangtung army? all transfered or training over there? (how do you spend most of your PP? planes or ground units?)
Sea: Kitakami, Maya, Atago and Nagato bombard Amboina causing 170 casualties and 1 gun lost, 6 runway hits, 3 port hits, 1 port fuel hit and 1 port supply hit. During the daytime bombardment 39 casualties, 3 airbase hits, 3 runway hits, 2 port hits, 2 port fuel hits and 2 port supply hits are reported.
just a minor remark here; kitakami is a torpedo ship at early stages in the war, i'm not sure if she's meant to be bombarding places (bombardments need escorts as well, but i like to stick oi & kita in TF's that are more likely to see combat )
Hey there Flaggelant. Todd and I are getting in a turn a day on most days so it is steady as she goes. We have just made it to 1st August 1942. Not sure how far behind Todd’s AAR is but mine as you can see is a good 2 months shy of the action at the moment.
From memory I think I still have Medan to mop up and a couple of outposts on Sumatra still await conquest but most of the important places have now fallen. Dili and the islands north of Darwin are also still held by the Allies. As for the main production sites they are mine and the time has arrived to garner as much out of them as I can.
I’ve gone through all my units that should be in range of Soviet recon and turned them off. It seems to have worked as two months have gone by without a single Japanese combatant so much as shooting one bullet at a soviet spy plane. Not sure if this is the correct tactic to adopt against the Russians but we’ll see how it goes over the course of the game. I have no doubt Todd will open up a front here when he senses it is time to do so.
Fighters in HI and Kwangtung are for the most part on training. There are only a few Nate squadrons left and during July my production lines have finally ramped up Tojo and Tony production. I have been working towards Tony production more so and will be replacing Oscars with Tony when I can. It is about 6 to 7 weeks away in AAR time though before the Tony and Tojo start production. My main emphasis regarding fighters has been the Zero force based at Ichang... so far they have done outstandingly well against the elements of the AVG which pop up in Chungking from time to time. Todd has made no comment about his AVG loses but I’m sure it must be causing him some concern.
My PP is spent mainly on transferring planes and assigning leaders. Sometimes I have been transferring over lesser ground units too. I have a fairly good stock pile of PP at present.
As for Kitakami she is certainly not made for bombardment duties... so long ago now I can't remember if I deliberately put her on that task or plain forget that she is far too thin skinned for that caper. She is still kicking so there were no dire consequences to this action. I'm sure her captain and crew enjoyed getting in on the action.
Kido Butai, although powerful, was a raiding force, and this is exactly how the Japanese understood its usage. 'Shattered Sword'