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RE: BINGO - 5/24/2009 1:08:42 PM   
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ORIGINAL: SierraJuliet

Thanks Damian. I'm a few game days behind in the AAR but Hiryu is about to make port at Kwajalein. Just 1 known sub(being hunted) and a mine field (being cleared) to get past. Her flotation is normal and fires are out but system damage is at 49.... a bit of R & R coming up for the crew.


i believe its normal to count a point of system damage for every fire-point that goes out
don't know the rules of thumb for it since i haven't been in the position yet (i did get a CV bombed in the guadal scenario, but with no repair facilities in the scenario i didn't monitor her situation after making port)

so to say a carrier with 50 fires isn't likely to make port if she has a lot of system damages as well
(depending a bit on distance to port & the facilities over there)

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RE: BINGO - 5/24/2009 2:01:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: SierraJuliet

Thanks Damian. I'm a few game days behind in the AAR but Hiryu is about to make port at Kwajalein. Just 1 known sub(being hunted) and a mine field (being cleared) to get past. Her flotation is normal and fires are out but system damage is at 49.... a bit of R & R coming up for the crew.


i believe its normal to count a point of system damage for every fire-point that goes out
don't know the rules of thumb for it since i haven't been in the position yet (i did get a CV bombed in the guadal scenario, but with no repair facilities in the scenario i didn't monitor her situation after making port)

so to say a carrier with 50 fires isn't likely to make port if she has a lot of system damages as well
(depending a bit on distance to port & the facilities over there)



Hi flaggelant

Just to help out here are the day be day damage stats for Hiryu up the current turn where she has one day of sailing before making Kwajalein.

28 07 35 day she was hit by planes from Enterprise
39 06 13 fires now well under control(fires down 22 but system damage only up 11)
47 07 06 fires now down by 7 and system damage up by 8
49 01 02 fires now down by 4 and system damage up by 2
49 00 00 Situation stable

Seems that as fires go out system damage does rise but the worst system damage is when the fire is at its worst then as the crew get a handle on the fires less system damage should be expected. I would also expect that the system damage will rise albeit at a slower rate as the crew have time to discover how much of the ship's systems were destroyed by the fires.


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Dutch PT Boats in action - 5/25/2009 10:54:42 AM   
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22 January 1942
 
Malaya
Land: Japanese deliberate attack at Johore Bahru causes 204 Japanese casualties and 8 guns lost to the Allied 116 casualties and 3 guns lost.
Air: Regular as clock work 24 Zero perform another sweep over Singapore and bring down the 1 Buffalo CAP.
At Johore Bahru 32 Sally and 20 Lily drop their bombs on 12th Indian Brigade causing 62 casualties and 1 gun lost.
 
Burma
Land: Japanese shock attack at Taung Gyi causes 690 Japanese casualties, 17 guns and 3 vehicles lost to 27 Allied casualties.
 
China
Land: Deliberate Japanese attack at Changsa brings fort level down to 1 and causes Japanese casualties of 2486 with 66 guns and 2 vehicles lost for 1385 Chinese casualties and 38 guns lost.
Japanese bombardment attack at Wuchow causes 2 Japanese casualties and 11 Chinese casualties with 1 gun lost.
Air: At Kweilin 24 Sonia bomb 16th Group Army causing 42 casualties.
At Changsa 6 Sally bomb 57th Chinese Corps and cause 28 casualties.
 
Philippines
Land:  Japanese bombardment attack causes 105 casualties and 5 guns lost for the defenders.  The return Allied bombardment causes 132 Japanese casualties and 2 guns lost.
 
South Eastern Pacific
Land: Troops are ashore at Buin.
Air: 3 Hudson locate a small transport task force and one bomb hits AP Katsuragisan Maru causing 51 14 15 damage.
 
DEI
Land: Troops are ashore at Toboali.
Sea: PTs TM-10, TM-11 and TM-12 locate a small transport task force near Singkawant and between them put one torpedo into AP Meiten Maru.  See subs for more grief visited upon this ship.
 
Central Pacific
Sea:  Hiryu still looking good.
 
Subs
Near Singkawang SS O21 puts one torpedo into AP Meiten Maru which brings total damage up to 75 96 32.
 
Naval Losses for the Day
AP Zenyo Maru, AP Shinyu Maru
 
Comments
The attack at Taung Gyi was a little too ambitious.  The troops here will dig in for a while and wait it out while the more important attempt to take Mandalay is played out.  Deliberate attack at Johore Bahru was not meant to happen today and the damage to the Japanese forces is less than I expected it might have been has not all forces went in on this attack.  Changsa continues to look promising with fort level coming down again.

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Buin and Toboali captured - 5/26/2009 1:36:25 PM   
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23 January 1942
 
Malaya
Land: At Johore Bahru Japanese bombardment causes 54 Allied casualties and 1 gun lost.
Air: At Singapore the 1 Buffalo CAP is destroyed by 25 Zero flying sweep.
 
Burma
Land: Japanese bombardment at Mandalay causes 13 Allied casualties and 1 gun lost.
Air: At Taung Gyi 23 Helen bomb BFF Brigade and cause 6 casualties.
 
China
Land: Land bombardment at Changsa causes 126 Japanese casualties and 2 guns and 4 vehicles lost to 184 Chinese casualties and 2 guns lost.
Japanese bombardment at Wuchow causes 33 Chinese casualties.
Air: At Kweilin 16th Group Army is bombed by 21 Sonia and loses 27 casualties.
At Changsa 11 Sally bomb 51st Chinese Corps and cause 3 casualties whilst 8 Ann hit 89th Chinese Corps and cause 19 casualties and 1 gun lost.
 
Philippines
Land:  Japanese deliberate attack at Clark Field causes 847 Japanese casualties and 31 guns and 4 vehicles lost to 1584 Allied casualties and 40 guns and 2 vehicles lost.  Assault odds are at 0 to 1 but fort levels are reduced to level 3. 
At Naga Japanese bombardment attack causes 26 Japanese casualties and 8 guns lost to 45 Allied casualties and 1 gun lost.
Air: At Clark Field 43 Betty and 15 Helen bomb 71st PA Division and cause 47 casualties with 1 Helen being destroyed.
 
South Eastern Pacific
Land: The undefended base at Buin is captured.
 
DEI
Land: The undefended base at Toboali is captured.
Sea: 10 Oscar operating out of Kuching locates 2 Dutch PTs and put 8 shell hits into PT TM-10.
 
Subs
Off shore from Brunei DDs Fumizuki, Satsuki, Minazuki and Nagatsuki locate SS O24 and report 4 hits on this sub.
 
Naval Losses for the Day
AP Meiten Maru
 
Comments
 
Land action a plenty going on across the Pacific.

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Mandalay captured - 5/28/2009 2:58:42 AM   
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 24 January 1942
 
Malaya
Land: Japanese at Johore Bahru bombardment attack causes 34 Allied casualties.
Air: Singapore is bombed by 20 Nell escorted by 22 Zero.  1 Buffalo is destroyed and on the ground the Allied forces sustain 50 casualties and 2 guns lost.
 
Burma
Land: Japanese deliberate attack at Mandalay achieves assault odds of 142 to 1 and reduces the forts to level 1.  Japanese forces suffer 109 casualties with 2 guns and 1 vehicle lost.  Allied casualties amount to 66 with 5 guns lost and the minimal Allied forces present retreat across the river towards Lashio.
 
China
Land: Japanese bombardment at Changsa causes 385 Chinese casualties and 2 guns lost.
At Wuchow Japanese bombardment causes 9 Japanese casualties for 178 Chinese casualties and 1 gun lost.
Air: At Kweilin 24 Sonia hit 16th Group Army and cause 69 casualties.
At Changsa 15 Sally bomb 51st Chinese Corps and cause 61 casualties and 3 guns lost.  9 Sonia joins in and hit 57th Chinese Corps causing 13 casualties.
 
Philippines
Land:  At Naga Japanese deliberate attack at 0 to 1 odds causes 544 Japanese casualties with 19 guns and 2 vehicles lost.  Allied forces sustained 64 casualties and 1 gun lost.  Forts here are at level 3.
Japanese bombardment at Clark Field causes 265 Allied casualties and 3 guns lost.  The return fire from the Allied forces causes 31 casualties.
 
South Eastern Pacific
Land: Dobodura is occupied by Japan.
 
DEI
Sea: Near Singkawang 3 Martin 139 locate an ASW fleet and hit PG Saga with 1 bomb causing 19 03 04 damage.
Also near Singkawang a force of 8 Martin 139 and 7 Blenheim locates the covering surface task force here.  The CAP doesn’t appear and CA Ashigara suffers 4 bombs hits causing 06 00 15 damage.
 
Subs
Near Kuching SS O24 puts 1 torpedo into AP Hakasika Maru causing 66 33 29 damage.
At Singkawang PG Hasidate is hit by 2 torpedoes fired from SS O21 and she sustains 37 64 27 damage.  PCs Shonan Maru # 7 and Shonan Maru #6 along with PGs Eifuku Maru, Uji and Saga take up the attack and report 3 hits on the sub.
 
Naval Losses for the Day
Nil reported.
 
Comments
I haven’t reported the unsuccessful air attacks but this turn saw a very concerted effort and a couple of very well coordinated air attacks on my naval forces around Singkawang by Todd’s Dutch air force.  Fortunately Ashigara and Saga were the only casualties and will return after some port attention. 
 
Mandalay was given only a token defense and has now fallen.  My forces in Burma are much stretched and will need to time to regroup and await reinforcement after some of the other land campaigns have concluded.  A very good result though in such a short space of time.

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Wuchow captured - 6/1/2009 11:45:13 PM   
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25 January 1942
 
Malaya
Land: Japanese bombardment attack at Johore Bahru causes 41 Allied casualties and 1 gun lost.
Air: 20 Sally, 11 Nell and 20 Lily attack 6th Indian Brigade at Johore Bahru causing 62 casualties and 1 gun lost.  A follow-up raid by 9 Sally causes another 12 casualties and 1 gun lost for this unit.
 
China
Land: Japanese bombardment at Changsha causes Chinese loses of 265 casualties and 3 guns lost.
Japanese forces at Wuchow undertake a deliberate attack reducing the fortifications to level 1 and achieving assault odds of 3 to 1 and the base is captured.  Japanese loses amounted to 1209 casualties, 22 guns and 1 vehicle lost.  The Chinese had reported loses of 677 casualties and 11 guns lost.  The 4th War Area, 9th Group Army, 4th Chinese Corps and 65th Chinese Corps retreat in the direction of Hengchow.
 
Philippines
Land:  Japanese bombardment attack at Clark Field causes 102 Allied casualties with 4 guns and 1 vehicle lost.  The return Allied fire causes 13 Japanese casualties.
Air: 14 Betty and 12 Helen attack 31st USA Regimental Combat Team at Clark Field and cause 25 casualties and 1 gun lost.  A further strike at this location by 60 Betty and 13 Helen against 200th USA Coast AA Regiment causes 143 casualties and 4 guns lost.
 
South Eastern Pacific
Land: Troops are ashore at Sag Sag.
 
DEI
Land: Troops are ashore at Tarakan.
Sea: Hyuga and Ise bombard Tarakan causing 362 casualties, 7 guns and 1 vehicle lost along with 1 airbase hit, 8 runway hits, 3 port hits and 5 port supply hits.  During the daytime bombardment the same ships cause 94 casualties and 1 vehicle lost as well as 6 runway hits, 1 port hit, 1 port fuel hit and 2 port supply hits.
 
Subs
At Tarakan SS KXVIII shoots 1 torpedo into PG Saiko Maru causing 52 84 20 damage. 
 
Naval Losses for the Day
DD Ellet is reported sunk as a result of the carrier action against the Enterprise task force.
 
Comments
The fall of Wuchow was a welcome result.  The action here was only meant to be a diversion from the main action at Changsa but I now have a useful base to work out of and put some further pressure on the Chinese forces in this sector.

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Tarakan captured - 6/2/2009 12:22:08 AM   
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26 January 1942
 
Malaya
Land: At Johore Bahru a Japanese deliberate attack reduces the forts to level 3 and achieves assault odds of 3 to 1.  Japanese loses are reported at 1732 casualties with 72 guns and 8 vehicles lost to 538 Allied casualties and 11 guns lost.
 
Burma
Land: Japanese bombardment at Taung Gyi causes 5 Japanese causalities and 1 gun lost.
Air: At Taung Gyi 18 Helen bomb BFF Brigade and cause 46 casualties.
 
China
Land: Japanese bombardment at Changsa causes 424 Allied casualties and 5 guns lost.
Air: At Changsha 9 Sonia bomb 57th Chinese Corps causing 28 casualties.
 
Philippines
Land:  Japanese bombardment at Clark Field causes 216 Allied casualties and 8 guns lost.  The return Allied fire causes 14 Japanese casualties.
Air: At Clark Field 49 Betty and 13 Helen escorted by 5 Zero bomb 31st USA Regimental Combat Team causing 167 casualties and 1 gun lost.  The attack was opposed by a CAP of 2 P-35A and 1 of these planes was shot down.
In a further attack at Clark Field 15 Betty and 14 Helen target 45th Regimental Combat Team and cause 33 casualties.
 
South Eastern Pacific
Land: The undefended base at Sag Sag is captured.
 
DEI
Land: Japanese deliberate attack at Tarakan reduces the forts to level 1 and achieves assault odds of 90 to 1 and the base is captured.  Japanese loses are 103 casualties and 1 gun lost to 309 Allied casualties and 6 guns lost.  VII Garrison Battalion and 2nd DAF Base Force retreat whilst Tarakan Coastal Battalion surrenders.
Air: At Tarakan 3 Martin 139 make it through the 2 Claude CAP and land 1 bomb on BB Hyuga causing no damage.
 
Subs
At Tarakan my ASW task force obtains 1 hit on SS KXVIII.
At Tarakan SS KXVIII then strikes with 1 torpedo hit on DD Ayanami causing 45 48 12 damage.  KXXVIII is then hunted by other destroyers in the task force and 2 hits are reported on the submarine.
Off shore from Mersing SS Trusty puts 1 torpedo into AK Atago Maru causing 31 55 18 damage.  The escorts in this troop convoy locate the sub and report 4 hits on Trusty.
Off shore from Brunei SS O23 hits DD Satsuki with 1 torpedo causing 39 71 26 damage.  The other destroyers in this ASW task force returns fire and report 2 hits on this submarine.
Southwest of Pearl Harbour SS I-1 is hit 8 times by a mixed DMS and DD task force.
 
Naval Losses for the Day
Nil reported.
 
Comments
Sub action has moved up a notch with hits being traded on both sides.  I-1 is just south of Pearl hoping to make contact with any stragglers from the Enterprise group but it seems that she has become the hunted.

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Changsha captured - 6/2/2009 11:49:47 PM   
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27 January 1942
 
Malaya
Land: Japanese bombardment at Johore Bahru causes 73 Allied casualties and 4 guns lost.
Air: At Singapore 8 Nell bomb 2nd ISF Base Force and cause 5 casualties and 1 gun lost.
 
China
Air: At Wuchow 21 Sonia strike at 16th Group Army and cause 10 casualties.
At Changsha 9 Sally bomb 89th Chinese Corps and cause 8 casualties and 2 guns lost.
Land: At Changsha Japanese deliberate attack reduces forts to level 0 and achieves assault odds of 2 to 1 and the base is captured.  Japanese loses are 2224 casualties with 86 guns and 7 vehicles lost to 1530 Allied casualties and 40 guns lost.  1 I-16c is destroyed on the airfield.  22nd Group Army, 4th and 2nd New Chinese Corps and the 44th, 191st, 81st, 51st, 57th and 89th Chinese Corps are seen retreating towards Hengchow.
 
Philippines
Land:  Japanese deliberate attack at Clark Field reduces forts to level 2 and achieve 1 to 1 assault odds and cause 1412 Japanese casualties with 65 guns and 14 vehicles lost to 1093 Allied casualties and 47 guns lost.
 
South Eastern Pacific
Land:  Troops are ashore at Wewak.
 
Subs
No reports
 
Naval Losses for the Day
PG Saiko Maru, AP Atuta Maru (succumbs from bomb damage 11 days previous) and SS Trusty reported sunk from the attention received the previous day.
 
Comments
Success in China!  Masses of troops now released to move on Hengchow.

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Wewak captured - 6/3/2009 3:21:41 AM   
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28 January 1942
 
Malaya
Land: Japanese bombardment at Johore Bahru causes 86 Allied casualties.
 
Philippines
Land:  Japanese deliberate attack at Clark Field achieves 0 to 1 odds and without effect on the level 2 forts.  The Japanese report 183 casualties and 4 guns lost to 196 Allied casualties and 11 guns lost.  The Allied return fire causes 11 Japanese casualties.
At Naga Japanese bombardment attack cause 2 Japanese casualties against 15 Allied casualties and 1 gun lost.
 
South Eastern Pacific
Land: The undefended base at Wewak is captured by Japanese forces.
Air: Near Sag Sag 3 Hudson locate a small force of transports and land 1 bomb on AP Zukai Maru for 20 07 13 damage.
 
DEI
Air: 3 Martin 139 attack the surface action task force at Tarakan.  1 Martin is destroyed for 1 bomb hit on Ise which causes 00 00 01 damage.
 
Subs
No action to report
 
Naval Losses for the Day
Nil reported.
 
Comments
Not a great deal happening this turn with China going through a reorganization of troop deployments.  The assault at Clark Field wasn’t meant to happen.  I suspect I missed a unit and off it went… Good thing about the Japanese Army – you can always find a hot head to blame. 

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RE: Wewak captured - 6/3/2009 5:39:48 PM   
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about China;

have you considered an assault on Chungking before marching on Henchow, to cut the army in half?

if you just push them back all the time they'll end up piling up in Chungking, 
If you'r able to split the army into fragments you might be able to crush them one at a time (without doing so in a city hex)



And on your Clark Field hot head, thats probably a very disrupted unit right now, might want to  check his disruption lvl before the next assault

and a screenshot would be nice to see, China will be looking a bit different from the last screeny i believe


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RE: Wewak captured - 6/4/2009 2:41:20 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: flaggelant

about China;

have you considered an assault on Chungking before marching on Henchow, to cut the army in half?

if you just push them back all the time they'll end up piling up in Chungking, 
If you'r able to split the army into fragments you might be able to crush them one at a time (without doing so in a city hex)



And on your Clark Field hot head, thats probably a very disrupted unit right now, might want to  check his disruption lvl before the next assault

and a screenshot would be nice to see, China will be looking a bit different from the last screeny i believe





Hi flaggelant

good thoughts there on rounding up some Chinese in the open.

Firstly I'm about 6 days behind in my AAR and things have moved on and I have made a commitment to assaulting Henchow. Tocaff has 6 units there I think and I have 1 more hex to cover before the city is encircled. I'm working on making sure that the blockading units have some reasonable size to them although for the time being they shouldn't cause the Chinese too much trouble should they decide to abandon the city.

Secondly because I'm playing with a self imposed rule of using troops to cover my rail and roads in the occupied area of China I'm not using all the units I suspect most Japanese players use against the Chinese. Therefore and also because it is my first PBEM I've leant towards being fairly conservative with what I expect to capture in China. I'm more than happy with what I have achieved so far and to be honest I thought that Changsa would have taken much longer to get than it did.

Thirdly... I now have some thing to ponder as I had not really thought so far down the track as to be thinking of mounting an attack on Chungking. I'll be giving it some though now.

Sorry about the screenshots. I've been a bit stretched just keeping up a the moment especially that my game with Ambassador is on the move again. I do have screen shots coming when I write up the end of January and also have leave from work for a few weeks so something more than the written word is coming up. I will be away for the week end though so it will have to wait until next week.

Can't remember what happened with the 'hothead' unit at Clark Field but things worked out ok there.

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Johore Bahru: On the brink? - 6/10/2009 2:44:57 AM   
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29 January 1942
 
Malaya
Land: At Johore Bahru a deliberate Japanese attack reduces the forts to level 2 and achieves assault odds of 3 to 1.  Japanese loses amount to 928 casualties with 27 guns and 1 vehicle lost against 839 Allied casualties and 20 guns lost.  Not quite enough to force a retreat.
Air: At Singapore 20 Sally and 20 Lily bomb No. 112 Base Force and cause 22 casualties.  Flak accounts for 2 Sally and 5 Lily destroyed.  Ouch, this place is still a hive of activity.
 
Burma
Land: Japanese bombardment at Taung Gyi causes 8 Allied casualties.
 
Philippines
Land:  Japanese bombardment at Naga causes 8 Japanese casualties and 1 gun lost with 15 Allied casualties.
Japanese bombardment at Clark Field causes 269 Allied casualties and 7 guns lost.
Air: At Clark Field 44 Betty and 13 Helen bomb 31st USA Regimental Combat Team and cause 55 casualties and 2 guns lost.  Also at Clark Field 45th PS Regimental Combat Team is bombed by 20 Betty and 7 Helen and loses 95 casualties.
 
Subs
Southwest of Sasebo a mixed ASW task force locates SS Swordfish and reports 1 hit.
 
Naval Losses for the Day
Nil reported.
 
Comments
Again another day without a great deal to report.  The land action in Malaya and the Philippines continues towards a hoped for resolution in the near future whilst the China front continues to undergo some troop redeployments.

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Nerves a flutter at Johore Bahru - 6/10/2009 7:49:56 AM   
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30 January 1942
 
Malaya
Land: Japanese deliberate attack at Johore Bahru only achieves assault odds of 0 to 1.  (Must have been a unit left on attack as the max assault was only 1 which was adjusted to 0 against the Allied defense of 176 adjusted to 133).  All in all a good result for a slip up with only 26 Japanese casualties and 1 gun lost to 103 Allied casualties and 2 guns lost.
Air: At Singapore 16 Nell and 18 Sally bomb 2nd ISF Base Force and cause 89 casualties and 3 guns lost.
 
Burma
Land: Japanese bombardment at Tang Gyi causes 32 Allied casualties and 1 gun lost.
Air: At Tang Gyi 27 Helen bomb BFF Brigade and cause 44 casualties and 1 gun lost.
 
China
Air: At Kweilin 21 Sonia bomb 65th Chinese Corps and cause 15 casualties.  Also at Kweilin 12 Sally bomb 77th Chinese Corps and cause 2 casualties.
South of Changsha 8 Ann bomb 168th Chinese Division and cause 26 casualties.
 
Philippines
Land:  Japanese bombardment at Naga causes 5 Japanese casualties and 1 gun lost to 25 Allied casualties and 2 guns lost.
Japanese bombardment at Clark Field causes 270 Allied casualties and 1 vehicle lost.
 
South Eastern Pacific
Land: Troops are ashore at Buka.
Dagua is occupied by the Japanese.
 
Subs
South of Pear Harbour SS I-1 is found by a bunch of destroyers and takes 1 hit.
 
Naval Losses for the Day
Nil reported.
 
Comments
Another quiet one with troops marking time waiting for the big push.

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January 1942 at an end - 6/10/2009 10:34:22 AM   
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31 January 1942
 
Malaya
Land: Japanese bombardment at Johore Bahru causes 276 Allied casualties and 3 guns lost.
 
Burma
Land: Japanese bombardment at Taung Gyi causes 6 Allied casualties.
Air: At Tang Gyi 23 Helen bomb BFF Brigade and cause 71 casualties.
 
China
Air: South of Changsha 10 Sonia bomb 168th Chinese Division and cause 2 Chinese casualties and 1 gun lost.
 
Philippines
Land:  Japanese bombardment at Naga causes 5 Japanese casualties and 1 gun lost to 10 Allied casualties and 1 gun lost.
Japanese bombardment at Clark Field causes 211 Allied casualties and 4 guns lost whilst the return Allied bombardment causes 27 Japanese casualties.
Air: At Clark Field 62 Betty and 13 Helen bomb 31st USA Regimental Combat Team and cause 121 casualties and 1 gun lost.  Also at Clark Field 57th PS Regimental Combat Team is bombed by 6 Betty and 7 Helen with 42 Allied casualties reported.
 
South Eastern Pacific
Land: The undefended base on Buka is captured by the Japanese.
 
DEI
Sea: Mini KB sends 8 Val and 16 Kate to bomb Samarinda and achieves 5 airbase hits and 5 runway hits.
 
Subs
SS I-1 is set upon again south of Pearl Harbour by DDs MacDonough, Worden, Maury and Perkins and MSW Bobolink and 3 hits are registered.  This along with the damage sustained last turn is enough to sink I-1.
South of Pearl Harbour SS I-9 is set upon by DMS Lamberton, Trevor, Hopkins and Hovey and DDs Lawrence and Crane and registers 7 hits resulting in damage of 21 17 00.
 
Naval Losses for the Day
SS I-1, AP Miike Maru (succumbs from torpedo damage received off Mersing on 7 January….. score 1 for the maligned Vildebeest!).
 
Comments
So ends the month of January 1942.  A recap of the month is coming up but in the mean time the Japanese forces are poised for success at Johore Bharu and Clark Field.

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Ships sunk by 31 Jan 1942 - 6/10/2009 1:31:49 PM   
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Here is the list of sunk ships to the end of January 1942.  Todd has made it very hard work to catch up with any of his shipping apart from the sitting ducks at the Philippines. Managing to get a result that put 1 CV, 1CA, 1CL and 2DD on this list was most satisfying.  The significant totals on this list are my transports which have been getting hit and tocaffs cargo ships.  Submarines are about even although the US subs caught in harbour at Manila helped a lot.






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Damaged ships at 31 Jan 1942 - 6/10/2009 2:09:07 PM   
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Here is the list of my shipping that is of concern regarding flotation problems as of 31 January 1942.
 
As can be seen from this list Miike Maru is still shown as hanging in there.  Sometime overnight on the 31st January and 1st February Miike Maru gave up the fight and went down.  As the box at the bottom right shows the flooding never was under control and over the last week it simply became an inexorable force working to destroy this vessel.
 
This leaves Hashidate at Kuching as most in jeopardy at the moment.  I had her written off when struck by a torpedo (possibly even 2 if memory serves correctly) but her she is refusing to go down.  Of the 3 destroyers on the list Satsuki is most in trouble with a 71.  Ayanami and Isonami should be ok from this point on.  Baikal Maru and Isonami are the only ships remaining from the task force that Enterprise nailed at Wake Island.  They will remain there until the flooding is under control before making the journey back to repair yards in Japan.  If I can get both back and repaired I will consider this as something of a small victory as all the ships in that task force would have been sunk if Enterprise had of stayed for 1 more day.
 
Hiryu also makes an appearance on the list.  Her flooding was quickly bought under control but the bomb that hit her, coupled with a ferocious fire, did significant damage and she will be in the yard for a while clearing the 49 system damage she now has.
 
Haruna is the other major combatant with damage.  After spending some time at Hong Kong she has now moved to Shanghai to complete the repairs.  She is moving along well after having system damage in the mid 20s from a torpedo attack.



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RE: Damaged ships at 31 Jan 1942 - 6/10/2009 5:36:14 PM   
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looking good on the tracker screen

minimal losses and a CV sunk are nice results

I lost 15 DD's on 1st of januari, my opponent lost more as well, but seeing only 1 lost DD is an awesome result


could you explain moving Haruna from Hongkong to Shanghai? both ports have plenty of repair points,
the only reason i could come up with is a fleet HQ? (i sent one to Hongkong, to do the job over there)





Would you consider it valuable that your subs remain around PH at this point?
i ordered most subs back for other duties, and those that stayed are at about 10 to 15 hexes out of the island, to avoid being ASW-ed

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Industry 31 Jan 1942 - 6/11/2009 4:00:48 AM   
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Here are a few tracker shots of my position at the end of January '42.  I'm still climbing that great big learning curve hill so any comments aimed at improvement are welcome.

   


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RE: Damaged ships at 31 Jan 1942 - 6/11/2009 4:14:45 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: flaggelant

looking good on the tracker screen

minimal losses and a CV sunk are nice results

I lost 15 DD's on 1st of januari, my opponent lost more as well, but seeing only 1 lost DD is an awesome result


could you explain moving Haruna from Hongkong to Shanghai? both ports have plenty of repair points,
the only reason i could come up with is a fleet HQ? (i sent one to Hongkong, to do the job over there




Would you consider it valuable that your subs remain around PH at this point?
i ordered most subs back for other duties, and those that stayed are at about 10 to 15 hexes out of the island, to avoid being ASW-ed



Hi Flaggelant

Thanks for the praise. I came close to mixing it up with the ABDA fleet once and I'm glad I didn't as my fleet was a lot smaller and was sure to have come off the worse. That would have made the figures read a whole lot differently. All in all good figures so far but tocaff has plenty of ships left and he has drawn a line in the sand somewhere so I'm sure he will commit when I trip the wire.

15 destroyers within a month of the start.... ouch.

Haruna in Shanghai... me just being fickle and wanting to use Hong Kong to repair an AK I've taking a liking too.

Those subs that got pounded at Pearl I sent there in the hope of picking up one of the wounded from the Enterprise task force. It was close to Pearl but the only point I could make an intercept. That didn't happen and I lost 2 subs in the process.... guess that puts a blemish on the hunt for Enterprise. As a first timer PBEM, though, I'm learning the pitfalls of getting too close to Allied ASW.

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RE: Damaged ships at 31 Jan 1942 - 6/11/2009 5:44:08 PM   
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hey,

i was looking at the tracker screens but i noticed i had some higher HI productions at some locations,
even though i never upgraded any..?

when i started using tracker i was adviced to standardize the database with the folowing link;
quote:

ORIGINAL:  n01487477
NY59Giants is correct, however you might start by loading a cluster before rechecking & assigning bases to regions... see here for details.
Then re-post the screen shots above and we'll talk more...



this way everyone talks about the same group of production locations.



              

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Reiveiw January 1942 - 6/14/2009 2:41:55 AM   
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Review of my second month of my first PBEM vs tocaff
 
January 1942 is now history in this game. 
 
Progress continues on all fronts.  Below is listed bases captured this month.
 
Malaya
Captured - Malacca, Mersing
 
Burma
Captured – Rangoon, Mandalay
 
DEI
Captured - Singkawang, Miri, Sandakan, Menado, Pontianak, Tarakan
 
China
Captured – Wuchow, Changsha
 
Philippines
Captured – Taytay, Cotabato, San Jose, Jolo, Puerto Princesa
Occupied – Tawi Tawi
 
South East Pacific
Captured – Apamama, Rabaul, Lae, Gasmata, Madang, Talasea, Hansa, Shortlands, Buin, Sag Sag, Wewak, Buka
Occupied – Samo, Tabar, Finschafen, Salamaua, Dobodura, Dagua
 
Stuff ups
Letting my MSW get too close to the shore battery at Singapore.  I think that was the only major mess I made.
 
Things that worked
Getting across the Irrawaddy so early in the war.
The hunting and destruction of USS Enterprise.
Capture of Wuchow and a short time later, Changsha.
 
Damaged ships.  Lilsting damage when first hit and situation at end of the month.  Ships sunk outright on the day not listed. (Wow.   Didn’t realize there were so many until I put this list together!)
 
SS I-4 15 01 00  at Tokyo 09 00 00
AK Fukoku Maru 18 31 19
AK Tagonoura Maru  23 18 16  at Saigon 32 00 00
AP Giyu Maru 35 04 10  at Saigon 30 00 00
AP Montevideo Maru 33 38 14 at Tokyo 45 00 00
AP Gosei Maru 36 51 22  and later sinks
AP Miike Maru 49 42 15 and later sinks
SS 1-26 53 64 00 and later sinks
BB Yamashiro 04 00 09  at Camranh Bay 09 00 00
AP Meiten Maru 28 00 18 and later sunk by submarine
DD Yunagi 42 43 13  at Rabaul 35 00 00
AP Hakauskia Maru 21 24 17  later hit a second time for 66 33 29 now at Kuching 79 00 00
TK Amatsu Maru 85 71 38 and later sinks
AP Shiny Maru 21 00 09 and later sinks
ML Matsuyama 41 21 12
BB Kongo 00 00 02 in TF at 00 00 00
DD Isonami 81 34 26 in TF at 41 00 00
AP Atuta Maru 99 39 33  and later sinks
AP Argentina Maru 99 71 33 and later sinks
AP Baikal Maru 46 33 23 in TF at 49 70 00
CV Hiryu 28 07 35 in TF at 49 00 00
AP Kaijo Maru #2 23 10 23 at Rabaul 51 00 00
AP Zenyo Maru 83 97 49  and later sinks
AP Shinyu Maru 71 67 25  and later sinks
AP Katsuragisan Maru 51 14 15  at Rabaul 65 00 00
AP Meiten Maru 75 96 32  and later sinks
PG Saga 19 03 04 in TF at 21 00 00
CA Ashigara 06 00 15 in TF at 27 00 00
AP Hakasika Maru 66 33 29 at Kuching 82 74 00
PG Hasidate 37 64 27 at Kuching 41 87 00
PG Saiko Maru 52 84 20  and later sinks
DD Ayanami 45 48 12  at Tarakan 45 42 00
AP Atago Maru 31 55 18 couldn't find on tracker but still afloat
AP Zukai Maru 20  07 13  hit a 2nd time and now in TF at 89 22 18
BB Ise 00 00 01 in TF at 01 00 00
 
On with the fight.

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Johore Bahru & Clark Field captured - 6/14/2009 2:27:38 PM   
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Malaya
Land: At Johore Bahru a Japanese deliberate attack reduces the forts to level 1 and achieves assault odds of 25 to 1.  The base is captured and the Allied forces (22nd and 27th Australian Brigades – nice to see the Australian troops holding the last line of defense) retreat to Singapore.  Japanese loses reported at 371 casualties and 14 guns lost to 476 Allied casualties and 14 guns lost.
 
China
Land: Japanese deliberate attack south of Changsha achieves assault odds of 1356 to 1 resulting in 118 Japanese casualties and 2 guns lost to 855 Chinese casualties and 17 guns lost.  The Chinese continue their retreat after the recent loss of Changsha.
 
Philippines
Air: At Clark Field 17 Betty and 9 Helen bomb 31st Regimental Combat Team and cause 58 casualties and 2 guns lost.  Later in the day 46 Betty and 7 Helen strike at 45th PS Regimental Combat Team and cause 154 casualties and 3 guns lost.
Land:  Japanese deliberate attack at Clark Field reduces the forts to level 1 and achieves assault odds of 3 to 1 and the base is captured and the Allied forces retreat.  Japanese loses reported as 660 casualties with 15 guns and 5 vehicles lost against 2454 Allied casualties and 39 guns and 1 vehicle lost.  Retreating troops include 107th and 112th USAAF Base Forces, 11th and 71st PA Divisions, 26th PS Cavalry Regiment, 31st, 45th and 57th USA Regimental Combat Teams and 200th USA Coastal AA Regiment.
Japanese bombardment attack at Naga causes 6 Japanese casualties and 2 guns lost to 45 Allied casualties and 4 guns lost.
 
 
South Eastern Pacific
Air: Near Sag Sag 6 Hudson locate a transport task force and land 2 bombs on AP Zukai Maru causing her damage to rise from 29 00 00 to 89 22 18.
 
DEI
Sea: Mini KB launches 8 Val and 15 Kate to strike at Samarinda.  The attack causes 2 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 8 runway hits.
 
 
Subs
SS I-158 scores 2 torpedoes on ML Pro Patria at Trimcomalee.
 
Naval Losses for the Day
ML Pro Patria
 
Comments
Excellent results at Johore Bahru and Clark Field.  Troops will now move in on Singapore proper and Bataan.  In China the troops move on from Changsha and open up the road to Hengchow.

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A lull in the ground war - 6/14/2009 2:53:46 PM   
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2 February 1942
 
Malaya
Air: At Kuantan 7 Blenheim escorted by 3 Buffalo make a bombing run on the airfield.  3 Zero and 1 Oscar rise to meet them.  2 Buffalo and 1 Oscar are destroyed and the bombers score 1 runway hit.
 
Burma
Land: Japanese bombardment causes 4 Allied casualties and 1 gun lost.
Air: At Taung Gyi 19 Helen bomb BFF Brigade and cause 16 casualties.
 
China
Air: At Hengchow 10 Sonia escorted by 8 Oscar make a bombing run only to be met by 6 Tomahawk.  Without causing any damage 1 Oscar and 2 Sonia are destroyed.  A second raid by 8 Ann meets the same 6 Tomahawk and again do no damage and loose 1 of their number destroyed.
 
Philippines
Land:  Japanese bombardment at Naga causes 59 Allied casualties and 2 guns lost.
 
DEI
Sea: 34 coastal guns fire on the escorts of the invasion task force at Samarinda resulting in 1 hit on PG Edo Maru and 1 hit on PC Gamitsu Maru #1.  Neither ship is damaged.
Air: 22 Nell escorted by 24 Zero, operating out of Kuching, raid Banjarmasin.  They are met by a CAP of 5 Brewster 339D of which 3 are destroyed and the bombers score 1 airbase supply hit and 2 runway hits.
Mini KB launches 8 Val and 15 Kate to bomb Samarinda.  The airbase takes 1 hit and the runway 9 hits and 13 casualties are reported.
Land: Troops are ashore at Samarinda.
 
Subs
SS I-158 hits a mine at Mannargudi resulting in 23 46 00 damage.
 
Naval Losses for the Day
Nil reported.
 
Comments
Seems like a lull after the victories of the previous round.  Some time being spent moving troops into new assault positions at Singapore and Bataan.

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Samarinda captured - 6/15/2009 4:28:30 AM   
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Malaya
Land: Japanese shock attack at Singapore reduces forts to level 6 and achieves assault odds of 1 to 1.  Japanese losses are reported as 1725 casualties, 40 guns and 3 vehicles lost.  Allied loses are 1235 casualties, 56 guns and 4 vehicles lost.
Air: At Singapore ISF Base Force is bombed by 11 Nell, 3 Sally and 9 Lily.  1 Nell is destroyed and in return 33 Allied casualties and 1 gun lost is reported.  In a further raid, this time by 9 Nell, 27 Sally and 18 Lily, No. 111 RAF Base Force is targeted and sustains 141 casualties and 5 guns lost.  1 Nell is destroyed in the raid.
 
Burma
Land: At Taung Gyi Japanese bombardment attack causes 28 Allied casualties and 1 gun lost.
 
China
Land: Southwest of Hengchow a Chinese shock attack achieves assault odds of 0 to 1 and the Chinese lose 282 casualties and 1 gun lost.  A Japanese shock attack at the same location achieves assault odds of 69 to 1 and encourages the Chinese units to retreat.  It appears the both sides moved into this hex at the same time with the Japanese holding their ground.
Air: At Hengchow 22nd Group Army is bombed by 7 Ann and 10 Sally for the loss of 78 casualties. 
 
Philippines
Land:  Deliberate Japanese attack at Clark Field against Allied troops who appear to have returned achieves 119 to 1 assault odds.  Japanese forces suffer 806 casualties with 14 guns and 2 vehicles lost against 1065 Allied casualties and 17 guns lost.  The Allied forces retreat.
At Naga Japanese bombardment causes 61 Allied casualties.
Air: 73 Betty and 16 Helen bomb Bataan and for the loss of 1 Betty obtain 1 airbase hit and 2 runway hits.
 
DEI
Sea: Bombardment by Hyuga, Ise and CL Sendai causes 189 casualties, I gun and 1 vehicle lost, 2 air base hits, 6 runway hits, 2 port hits, 1 port fuel hit and 3 port supply hits at Samarinda.
Air: 17 Nell bomb Sampit and obtain 1 airbase supply hit.
At Samarinda the Garrison Battalion is bombed by 7 Nell for the loss of 32 casualties and 1 gun lost.
Mini KB launches 8 Val and 15 Kate against Samarinda and scores 3 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 3 runway hits.
Land: At Samarinda Japanese shock attack reduces fort to level 2 and achieves 23 to 1 assault odds.  The base is captured and the Allied forces retreat to the south.  Japanese loses reported as 33 casualties and 1 gun lost to 113 Allied casualties and 5 guns lost.
 
South Eastern Pacific
Air: Near Arawe 7 Hudson bombers get past the CAP of 3 Zero and land 1 bomb on board AP Aiyo Maru causing 09 02 10 damage. 
Land: Japanese Troops are ashore at Arawe.
 
Subs
Nil reports of action
 
Naval Losses for the Day
Nil reported.
 
Comments
The bulk of the Japanese forces has forced the causeway and has established at Singapore having achieved excellent assault odds during the forcing of the crossing.  I’m not sure what was going on at Clark Field but it appears a substantial force wanted to party and got spanked.

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Green Island captured - 6/15/2009 6:21:08 AM   
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4 February 1942
 
Malaya
Land: More troops arrive at Singapore causing another Japanese shock attack at 0 to 1 assault odds.  Japanese losses reported at 658 casualties, 23 guns and 1 vehicle lost to 243 Allied casualties and 7 guns lost.
 
Burma
Land: Japanese deliberate attack at Taung Gyi achieves 0 to 1 assault odds against level 2 forts.  Japanese losses are 845 casualties, 27 guns and 1 vehicle lost to 204 Allied casualties and 10 guns lost.
 
China
Land: Japanese bombardment at Hengchow results in 8 Japanese casualties and 2 guns lost to 144 Chinese casualties.
Southwest of Wuchow Japanese bombardment attack causes 58 Chinese casualties and 1 gun lost.
Air: At Changsha 24 Tomahawk launch a raid.  The 3 Oscar CAP makes no impression and the raiders score 1 airbase hit,1 airbase supply hit and 7 runway hits.
Southwest of Wuchow 24 Sonia bomb 91st Chinese Corps and cause 49 casualties and 1 gun lost.
 
Philippines
Land:  Japanese bombardment at Naga causes 36 Allied casualties.
 
South Eastern Pacific
Land:  Troops are ashore at Green Island and the undefended island is captured.
North of Gasmata a Japanese deliberate attack on the survivors of Rabaul achieves assault odds of 0 to 1 and Japanese casualties of 27 and 1 gun lost.
Air: Near Arawe 8 Hudson bomb a transport task force and land 1 bomb on board AP Zukai Maru causing damage from previous hits to rise to 96 38 05.
Near Goodenough Island 6 Hudson make an attack on a surface combat task force and lose 1 of their number to flak without worrying Mutsu.
 
DEI
Air: 20 Nell bomb Sampit and score 1 runway hit.
 
Subs
Off shore from Sasebo PGs Hong Kong Maru, Yachiyo Maru, Tamo Maru #7 and Tamo Maru #6, MSW Tokuho Maru #5 and DD Makigumo locate and report 4 hits on SS Swordfish.
 
Naval Losses for the Day
Nil reported.
 
Comments
The survivors from Rabaul are too powerful for the small force currently attacking it.  Reinforcements are on the way to deal with them.  The same can be said for the British troops holed up at Taung Gyi – more troops will have to enter the fray to successful seize this town.

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Arawe captured - 6/15/2009 9:09:15 AM   
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5 February 1942
 
Malaya
Land: Japanese shock attack at Singapore achieves 0 to 1 assault odds with 251 Japanese casualties, 12 guns and 6 vehicles lost against 1039 Allied casualties and 19 guns lost.
Air: At Kuantan 7 Blenheim turn up and are met by 6 Zero.  1 Blenheim is destroyed and the bombing run is broken up.
 
Burma
Land: At Taung Gyi 26 Helen bomb 2nd Burma Rifles Brigade and cause 33 casualties.
 
China
Land: Japanese bombardment at Hengchow causes 138 Chinese casualties and 5 guns lost.
Southwest of Wuchow Japanese bombardment causes 36 Chinese casualties and 1 gun lost.
Air: At Hengchow 8 Sonia escorted by 8 Oscar bomb 48th Chinese Corps.  9 Tomahawk fly CAP and 2 Sonia are downed.  48th Chinese Corps escapes punishment today.
 
Philippines
Air: 71 Betty and 25 Helen bomb Bataan.  3 Betty and 2 Helen are destroyed for 40 Allied casualties and 1 gun lost plus 1 airbase supply hit and 5 runway hits.
Land:  Japanese bombardment at Naga causes 2 Japanese casualties and 1 gun lost to 13 Allied casualties and 1 gun lost.
 
South Eastern Pacific
Land:  Troops are ashore at Aitape and Torokina.
The undefended base at Arawe is captured.
 
DEI
Air:  At Banjarmasin 21 Nell bomb the airfield causing 3 runway hits.  The 1 Brewster 339 CAP is destroyed.
Mini KB launches a raid on Balikpapan with 8 Val and 15 Kate causing 20 casualties, 1 gun lost, 3 airbase hits and 10 runway hits.
 
Subs
SS I-156 is located near Colombo by DDs Vampire, Vendetta, Electra and Express and MSW Cromarty and sustains 3 hits.  The same ships locate her a second time and score 12 hits and the sub is sunk.
 
Naval Losses for the Day
SS I-156
 
Comments
Very good result for the shock attack at Singapore today.  I’m waiting until all my forces have made the crossing before launching a full scale attack. 

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Aitape captured - 6/15/2009 9:36:35 AM   
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6 February 1942
 
Malaya
Land:  Japanese bombardment at Singapore causes 551 Allied casualties and 2 guns lost.  The return Allied bombardment causes 37 Japanese casualties and 5 guns lost.
Air: At Kuantan 6 Blenheim brush past the 9 Zero CAP and catch 1 Nell and 1 Lily on the ground and cause 11 Japanese casualties, 1 airbase hit, 1 airbase supply hit and 1 runway hit.
 
Burma
Air:  At Taung Gyi 26 Helen bomb 2nd Burma Rifles Brigade causing 20 casualties and 1 gun lost.
At Mandalay 12 Blenheim bomb 55th/C Division causing 54 casualties and 4 guns lost.
 
China
Land: At Hengchow Japanese bombardment causes 237 Chinese casualties and 10 guns lost.
Air: Southwest of Wuchow 26 Sonia bomb 91st Chinese Corps and cause 12 casualties.
About 100 miles southwest of Changsha on a road hex 10 Sally bomb 100th Chinese Corps and cause 11 casualties.  At the same location 6 Sonia bomb 2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps and cause 3 casualties and 1 gun lost.
 
Philippines
Air: 59 Betty and 22 Helen bomb Bataan.  1 Betty is destroyed along with 1 P-35 from the 2 plane CAP.  Allied loses are 11 casualties, 1 airbase hit, 1 airbase supply hit and 1 runway hit.
Land:  At Naga Japanese bombardment causes 33 Allied casualties.
At Bataan Japanese bombardment causes 410 Allied casualties, 11 guns and 2 vehicles lost.
 
South Eastern Pacific
Land:  The undefended base at Aitape is captured by Japanese forces.
Air: Near Gili Gili 4 Hudson score 1 bomb hit on AP Kanayamasan Maru resulting in damage of 20 23 08.
 
DEI
Air:  20 Nell bomb Banjarmasin and obtain 4 runway hits.
5 Val and 12 Kate launched by Mini KB attack Balikpapan and achieve 1 airbase hit and 17 runway hits.
 
Subs
No action reported.
 
Naval Losses for the Day
Nil today.
 
Comments
Tocaff is starting to flex his muscle with bombers appearing over Mandalay and Singapore sending out bombers to harass Kuantan.

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Singapore under seige - 6/15/2009 2:08:52 PM   
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Malaya
Land: More Japanese troops cross the causeway and trigger another shock attack.  This time Japanese losses stand at 348 casualties and 7 guns lost to the Allies 1063 casualties and 3 guns lost.
Air: At Singapore 8 Nell and 9 Lily bomb 2nd ISF Base Force and cause 21 casualties with 1 Nell destroyed.  Later in the day a raid by 10 Sally and 13 Lily targets No. 109 RN Base Force and causes 138 casualties and 1 gun lost.  Not long after No. 113 RAF Base Force receives the attention of 3 Nell, 13 Sally and 4 Lily and loses 57 casualties, 2 guns and 1 vehicle lost.  The 1 Buffalo that flew as CAP took on the 20 Oscar flying escort and was destroyed.  A further raid by 7 Nell, 36 Sally and 18 Lily also targeted No.113 RN Base Force.  This time 1 Sally and 1 Lily were lost whilst the Allied force lost 116 casualties and 2 guns and 1 vehicle lost.
At Kuantan 6 Blenheim tries for another attack on the base.  This time they are met by 13 Zero and 4 of the attacking planes are shot from the sky.
 
China
Land: Japanese bombardment at Hengchow causes 11 Japanese casualties and 3 guns lost to 213 Allied casualties and 2 guns lost.
Air: Southwest of Wuchow 22 Sonia bomb 28th Chinese Corps and cause 10 casualties and 1 gun lost.
On the road 100 miles southwest of Changsha 6 Sonia and 9 Ann bomb 6th Chinese Cavalry Corps and cause 25 casualties. 
 
Philippines
Air: 56 Betty bomb Bataan and cause 108 casualties with 2 guns lost, 6 airbase supply hits and 12 runway hits.
Land:  The Japanese bombardment at Naga causes 40 Allied casualties.
At Bataan the Japanese bombardment causes 57 casualties and 1 vehicle lost.
 
DEI
Air:  20 Nell bomb Banjarmasin and destroy 1 Martin 139 on the ground and obtain 1 airbase supply hit and 1 runway hit.  The CAP of 1 Brewster 339 falls to the escort of 38 Zero.
Mini KB launches again.  This time 7 Val and 13 Kate bomb Balikpapan and cause 37 casualties and 1 gun lost, 8 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 8 runway hits.
 
Subs
Near Mannargudi Vampire, Vendetta and company locate SS I-153 and score 1 hit for 05 00 00 damage.
 
Naval Losses for the Day
TK Anastasia (scuttled near Brisbane after being torpedoed several days ago)
 
Comments
The shock attacks at Singapore continue to achieve good results even though assault odds are only 0 to 1.  The aerial assault on Singapore has also met with good success and minimal loses whilst the attack on Kuantan provided good practice for the Zero pilots on duty.

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The Battle of Goodenough Bay - 6/15/2009 2:53:48 PM   
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Battle of Goodenough Bay  

On the night of 7/8 February 1942 the anchorage for transports bringing in supplies to the fledgling base and airfield at Gili Gili was being guarded by a surface action group built around BB Mutsu.  Her consorts were CLs Katori, Tenryu and Tatsuta and DDs Shiokaze, Wakatake, Kuretake and Sanae.  Tonight there were transports off loading at the anchorage.  Apart from dodging regular raids by Hudson bombers operating form Port Moresby the waters of the South East Pacific had been clear of enemy shipping.  This night was to be different.  

The peaceful night was broken by the sounds of explosions as Tenryu and Tatsuta were each hit by a torpedo.  Stung by the surprise of this attack and the rain of shells falling around their ships (and starting to find targets) the Japanese seaman quickly found their quarry and returned fire.  A short and sharp fire fight ensued although the Japanese line was much reduced after Tenryu and Tatsuta fell out to deal with serious flooding.  It soon became apparent that the Allied fleet was substantial.  Hits were reported on ships believed to be CAs Australia and Canberra, CLs Leander, Achilles and Perth and DDs Bulmer, Stuart and VoyagerMustu recorded 6 hits which caused no damage, however, Katori and Shiokaze each took 4 hits that caused worrying damage.  Before long the Allied fleet had broken off leaving the Japanese to hope that they had done enough to protect the transports at their anchorage.  

Not far away 12 transports under the watchful eye of DDs Hatsuharu, Nenohi, Hatsushima and Wakaba were making haste to clear the anchorage after receiving the report of enemy warships in the vicinity.  They were hastened in their task when the 4 destroyers raced off and began engaging rapidly approaching warships.  Nenohi died under a hail of 8 inch shells and the other 3 destroyers all took hits with Wakaba the most serious with 7 shell hits.  One of the enemy cruisers, believed to be Australia was believed to have been struck by a torpedo and at least 9 shell hits.  One of the enemy destroyers (reported as Alden) was thought to have taken 3 shell hits.  The transports successfully scattered with only Kanayamasan Maru suffering from 3 shells hits.  It was enough though to cause her serious damage.  Before long the Allied ships broke off and left the field of battle leaving a number of Japanese ships fighting fires and trying to stem serious flooding.

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RE: The Battle of Goodenough Bay - 6/15/2009 5:24:12 PM   
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nice report

any chance to retaliate against the TF from the air (rabaul should be within betty & zero range)?


one other thing came to my mind reading the battle report;

Katori is a speed 18 CL, making her the slowest ship in the TF
in my game she was sunk at midway escorting a transport force (thats why i know she's a bit slow )
(i understand they're suposed to be escorting the transports, but she might have been better of within the transport TF instead of the combat compartment)

i usually use the speed 18 CL's for transport missions with light to medium expected resistance, that way the DD's have a bit more support, minimizing losses (not that my 15 lost DD's actually show that atm...)

you might want to check where the rest of the speed 18 CL's are at, because there are 3 or 4 of them i believe.






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