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Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/25/2009 2:50:56 AM   
Nikademus


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as opposed to "GO JOE" for GI Joe fans.

This is the Allied AAR side of the equation.

I am your general.......MacNik. I'm also the scenario designer because.......like Mac....i think i'm god and it's no fun to play a scenario if you can't make the rules.

Ok...seriously.

Joe wanted me to give some background. So....."background"

This is a port of the original stock Guad-Mod i created for stock a year or so ago. It's primary objective is to put the respective commander's in as much of the shoes of the actual players as possible. "Watchtower" as the operation was known to the Allied side was also called "The Shoestring campaign" and for good reason. Unlike typical campaign scenarios, devices, fuel, shipping and supply are not available in abundance allowing the player to do whatever they want when they want it.

Given the objective, the goal in game terms comes down to what i call "limited options" Some players may not like this being used to exploring "what if's" to various degrees. If thats you.....this isn't a scenario you are going to enjoy. How are these limited options realized? Primarily through logistics in two ways.

1) Both sides get a much reduced daily allottment of fuel and supply. Run your ships around too much and your going to have problems. Allow a buildup and you can "surge"

2) SPS values of bases have been altered.

Most of the bases on the map have had their values changed from stock AE to better represent the reality facing both sides during this period. The most common value is (0)0 for airfields and ports. You can still under the general game rules build here...up to 3 levels.....it will just take forever and alot of resources. This design decision was especially important for the Japan side because the first thing every Japan player does in such a scenario is not make the mistake the Japanese did in real life......wage war on Lunga from Rabaul...a base in reality too far away to be effective. Players will instead build a chain of interlinked bases......sweep and bombard Lunga to death...game over. Not here. Here you mainly get what the Japanese GHQ begot you.....a major base at Rabaul......minor bases at Shortlands and Lae and Buna. Good luck soldier.

The Americans on the same token did not have the resources at the time to go building up the chain so Lunga and Tulagi, and PM and Milne Bay become key points for them as well.

There's two more major changes in this scenario to implement the goal.

a) Restricted HQ use.

The Japan player starts the game with an almost insurmountable handicap in ground forces and those they get over time will be matched to a degree by those coming in the pipeline for the Allies. IF the first thing a Japan player does is build a base network closer to Lunga....then the first thing an Allied player does is move every available LCU to the front line bases and dig in. Not here.

Here, you'll find almost all the starting LCU's assigned to restricted HQ's. To free up a unit, you have to pay the political cost. Here's the kicker. As allied player you have to split these PP's between the two major commands. (SW and SOPAC) so the Allied player is faced with a choice of prioritizing which area he wants to reinforce. Use of restricted HQ's also helps curb mass divisional level reinforcement or greater all at once. This makes the game more interesting and better represents the fact that the Allied commanders were not at liberty to focus only on the front line bases but also had to contend with rear base garrison requirements.

b) No transport planes.

Yes, i know there were some present. Not in the scenario. why? Transport planes are accurately represented in the game in regards to capacity. What they move however is not. Supply points by necessity in this game, AE or otherwise, are an abstract concept. A supply point represents everything from a bean, to a bullet, to a barrel of avgas, to a 240mm artillery shell. As such, you automatically have a greatly enhanced transport force that both sides can utilize. Doing so defeats the purpose of representing the state of siege in the game and the importance of gaining and maintaining sea control in order for the front line bases to survive. Hence....no transport planes.

Thats pretty much it outside of minor OOB changes, the biggest from stock Guad being that Japan gets very very few ENG reinforcments that of the Base force variety. This again further limits that side's ability to build new airbases within the breadth of the scenario. This again is to require that side to fight from the prinicpal bases from which she did during the campaign. Yes the GHQ was negligent in affording the SoPac region with a good logistical support net. You, taking on the role of Yamamotto are stuck with that decision by and large.....just as Ghorm and Mac are stuck with what supply they get to forward their goals.

and here now lies, Guadalcanal, the official version for AE. Its a mod of sorts given what i've described, but its not a big mod like Nikmod. (that might come later ) I hope you enjoy it because i got squat for building it. Joe promised me a date with Jessica Alba but so far hasn't come through.

**********

and now.....the war.

****

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 06, 42
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Afternoon Air attack on 13th Naval Construction Battalion, at 114,138 (Lunga)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 31
TBF-1 Avenger x 15


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
52 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
Also attacking 11th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 13th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 11th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 13th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 11th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 13th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 11th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 13th Naval Construction Battalion ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 4
Kittyhawk IA x 10


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort V: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
15 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Beaufort V bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes


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Afternoon Air attack on Horii Group , at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 5


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


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Afternoon Air attack on Horii Group , at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


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Ground combat at 99,130

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 8230 troops, 73 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 241

Defending force 3038 troops, 30 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 139

Japanese adjusted assault: 201

Allied adjusted defense: 373

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
1066 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 37 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
298 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
Yokoyama Tai
15th Engineer Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
Horii Group
I/55 Mtn Gun Rgt

Defending units:
30th Australian Brigade


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 07, 42

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Naval bombardment of Milne Bay at 101,133

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CL Yubari
CL Tatsuta
CL Tenryu


Allied ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Runway hits 27

CA Chokai firing at Milne Bay
CL Yubari firing at Milne Bay
CL Tatsuta firing at Milne Bay
CL Tenryu firing at 101st RAAF Base Force


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Morning Air attack on 30th Australian Brigade, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 damaged



CAP engaged:
No.76 Sqd RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


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Morning Air attack on Yokoyama Tai , at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 10


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
Also attacking 144th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Yokoyama Tai ...
Also attacking 144th Infantry Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 3
Kittyhawk IA x 10


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Beaufort V bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


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Afternoon Air attack on 129th JNAF AF Unit , at 114,137 (Tulagi)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 55
TBF-1 Avenger x 24


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
183 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 5 (0 destroyed, 5 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
15 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
12 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes
Also attacking 14th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 129th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 14th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 129th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 14th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 129th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 14th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 129th JNAF AF Unit ...


****

Not much happens in the first two days. Normal. 30th Oz Brigade, a militia unit, successfully holds off "Hori Force" as it continues it's overland attempt to assault and take Port Morosby. I'm using my airpower to try and support the boys on the ground. Every little bit helps.....a few points of disruption can make or break an attack. Here, and in lieu of any air support from distant Rabaul, the tactic worked....the Banzai attack is defeated with heavy Japanese casualties.

My plan:

Take Lunga and Tulagi.....hold PM and MB if i can. To harrass Rabaul a squadron of B-17's has been moved to PM and assigned night missions for the time being. If i'm feeling that Joe is not setting a CAP i'll take a stab at daylight. I'm also sending a reinforcement 5 x DD group to bolster the defense of the Tulagi landing force. You can never be too careful. As the situation develops, i'll post a screnie or two.

I shall return.


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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/25/2009 3:43:31 AM   
Nikademus


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Allied landings at Watchtower targets begin. No air resistance or sea resistance in sight. CD's manage to cripple one AP but otherwise operations go smoothly. Fierce air combat over Milne Bay and Horri Force. Japanese land based bombers pummell MB airfield. Invasion prep? Maybe. MB is often a fun "easy" option.....that is, if the Allied player allows it. Oz troops dig in further. They start at level 2 and I'm beginning the accumulation of PP's necessary to free up a brigade of the 7th Oz Division to reinforce the position.

Air battle intel indicates 4 Zeros shot down in exchange for 2 P40's and 3 P-39's.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 08, 42
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Pre-Invasion action off Lunga

15 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AP American Legion, Shell hits 2
DD Henley
DMS Trevor
DMS Zane



8cm 41YT DP Gun Coastal Battery engaging AP American Legion at 12,000 yards
DD Henley fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards
8cm 41YT DP Gun Coastal Battery engaging AP American Legion at 12,000 yards
DD Henley fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards
DMS Trevor firing at enemy troops
DMS Zane firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Amphibious Assault at Lunga

TF 143 troops unloading over beach at Lunga, 114,138


Allied ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (0 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)


12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 1st USMC/1st Rgt /3
13 troops of a USMC Rifle Squad 41 lost from landing craft during unload of 1st USMC/5th Rgt /4


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Pre-Invasion action off Tulagi

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Hovey
DMS Southard
APD Little
APD Colhoun

Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



DMS Hovey firing at enemy troops
DMS Southard firing at enemy troops
APD Little firing at enemy troops
APD Colhoun firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Amphibious Assault at Tulagi

TF 147 troops unloading over beach at Tulagi, 114,137


Allied ground losses:
54 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)


13 troops of a USMC Rifle Squad 41 lost in surf during unload of 2nd USMC/2nd Rgt /2
10 troops of a US Para Squad 42 lost from landing craft during unload of 1st USMC Parachute Bn


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Invasion Support action off Lunga - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

22 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Henley, Shell hits 1
DD Helm
AP Fuller
AP Hunter Liggett, Shell hits 3
DMS Zane



DD Henley firing at 81st Naval Guard Unit
DD Helm firing at 81st Naval Guard Unit
DD Henley fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards
8cm 41YT DP Gun Coastal Battery engaging AP Hunter Liggett at 12,000 yards
DD Henley fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Invasion Support action off Tulagi

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Hovey
DMS Southard
APD Little
APD Colhoun



DMS Hovey firing at enemy troops
DMS Southard firing at enemy troops
APD Little firing at enemy troops
APD Colhoun firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 11000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.75 Sqd RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 11000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.75 Sqd RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 9
P-39D Airacobra x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 2 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged



CAP engaged:
No.76 Sqd RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
35th FG/41st FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
8th FG/80th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes


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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 15
G4M1 Betty x 30


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 14


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort V: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort V bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes
Also attacking Yokoyama Tai ...
Also attacking 15th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 144th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Yokoyama Tai ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Kure 3rd Naval Guard Unit, at 114,138 (Lunga)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 24
SBD-3 Dauntless x 29
TBF-1 Avenger x 14


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
184 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
14 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
14 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
Also attacking 81st Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Kure 3rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 81st Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Kure 3rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 81st Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Kure 3rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 81st Naval Guard Unit ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 14th Naval Construction Battalion, at 114,137 (Tulagi)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 3
SBD-3 Dauntless x 54
TBF-1 Avenger x 23


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
15 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
12 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
Also attacking 129th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking Det - Kure 3rd SNLF ...
Also attacking 14th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 129th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking Det - Kure 3rd SNLF ...
Also attacking 14th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 129th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking Det - Kure 3rd SNLF ...
Also attacking 14th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 129th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking Det - Kure 3rd SNLF ...


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Invasion Support action off Lunga
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

13 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AP Hunter Liggett, Shell hits 3
DD Henley



8cm 41YT DP Gun Coastal Battery engaging AP Hunter Liggett at 12,000 yards
DD Henley fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards
8cm 41YT DP Gun Coastal Battery engaging AP Hunter Liggett at 12,000 yards
DD Henley fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Tulagi

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Hovey
DMS Southard
APD Little
APD Colhoun



DMS Hovey firing at enemy troops
DMS Southard firing at enemy troops
APD Little firing at enemy troops
APD Colhoun firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Ground combat at Lunga (114,138)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2426 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 82

Defending force 10750 troops, 218 guns, 130 vehicles, Assault Value = 452

Japanese ground losses:
72 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)



Assaulting units:
Kure 3rd Naval Guard Unit
81st Naval Guard Unit
13th Naval Construction Battalion
11th Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
1st USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
1st USMC/1st Regiment
1st USMC/5th Regiment
3rd USMC Defense Battalion


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Ground combat at Tulagi (114,137)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 876 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Defending force 5835 troops, 96 guns, 30 vehicles, Assault Value = 239

Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
Det - Kure 3rd SNLF
14th Naval Construction Battalion
129th JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
2nd USMC/2nd Regiment
1st USMC Raider Battalion
1st USMC Parachute Bn /1


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 09, 42

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Invasion Support action off Tulagi
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Hovey
DMS Southard
APD Little
APD Colhoun



DMS Hovey firing at enemy troops
DMS Southard firing at enemy troops
APD Little firing at enemy troops
APD Colhoun firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Lunga
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AP George F. Elliot
DD Henley



8cm 41YT DP Gun Coastal Battery engaging AP George F. Elliot at 12,000 yards
DD Henley fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Tulagi
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Hovey
DMS Southard
APD Little
APD Colhoun



DMS Hovey firing at enemy troops
DMS Southard firing at enemy troops
APD Little firing at enemy troops
APD Colhoun firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Tulagi
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Hovey
DMS Southard
APD Little
APD Colhoun



DMS Hovey firing at enemy troops
DMS Southard firing at enemy troops
APD Little firing at enemy troops
APD Colhoun firing at enemy troops


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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 4 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 11000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.75 Sqd RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2


No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 11000 feet

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 9
P-39D Airacobra x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged



CAP engaged:
No.76 Sqd RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 70 minutes
35th FG/41st FS with P-39D Airacobra (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Raid is overhead
8th FG/80th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 80 minutes

Raid detected at 200 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 66 minutes


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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 15
G4M1 Betty x 29


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged



Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 26

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 6
P-39D Airacobra x 11


Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
Also attacking Yokoyama Tai ...
Also attacking 15th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking Yokoyama Tai ...


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Morning Air attack on Yokoyama Tai , at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 3
Kittyhawk IA x 6


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort V: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Beaufort V bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


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Afternoon Air attack on 81st Naval Guard Unit, at 114,138 (Lunga)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 24
SBD-3 Dauntless x 29
TBF-1 Avenger x 14


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
135 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
14 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
14 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes
Also attacking Kure 3rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 81st Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Kure 3rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 81st Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Kure 3rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 81st Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Kure 3rd Naval Guard Unit ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Det - Kure 3rd SNLF, at 114,137 (Tulagi)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 19
SBD-3 Dauntless x 55
TBF-1 Avenger x 22


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
219 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
15 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
12 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
7 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes
Also attacking 129th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 14th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking Det - Kure 3rd SNLF ...
Also attacking 129th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 14th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking Det - Kure 3rd SNLF ...
Also attacking 129th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 14th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking Det - Kure 3rd SNLF ...
Also attacking 129th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 14th Naval Construction Battalion ...


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Invasion Support action off Tulagi
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Hovey
DMS Southard
APD Little
APD Colhoun



DMS Hovey firing at enemy troops
DMS Southard firing at enemy troops
APD Little firing at enemy troops
APD Colhoun firing at enemy troops


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Ground combat at Lunga (114,138)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2275 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 76

Defending force 10730 troops, 218 guns, 130 vehicles, Assault Value = 449

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Assaulting units:
Kure 3rd Naval Guard Unit
81st Naval Guard Unit
13th Naval Construction Battalion
11th Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
1st USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
1st USMC/1st Regiment
1st USMC/5th Regiment
3rd USMC Defense Battalion


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Ground combat at Tulagi (114,137)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 756 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 24

Defending force 5991 troops, 108 guns, 30 vehicles, Assault Value = 241



Assaulting units:
Det - Kure 3rd SNLF
14th Naval Construction Battalion
129th JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
1st USMC Parachute Battalion
1st USMC Raider Battalion
2nd USMC/2nd Regiment


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screenie showing my positions off Watchtower. My plan is to withdraw LRCAP at this point.....having lost 4 Wildcats to ops due to it. I'll move the carriers off a couple hexes to prevent being tagged. I know subs will be on the way soon. All forces are landed and ordered to shock attack.






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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/25/2009 7:02:56 AM   
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Great reading! I'm enjoying the other side too, so I won't comment on strategy or tactics.

quote:

As allied player you have to split these PP's between the two major commands. (SW and SOPAC)

Are SWPAC and SOPAC themselves restricted commands in this scenario, then? For that matter, is the Southeast Fleet a restricted command for Japan too?

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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/25/2009 10:17:13 AM   
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In the list of defending units for a japanese bombardment you have -- 1st USMC Amphb Tank Battalion - should this not be Light or just plain Tank Battalion.

The USMC Amphb Tank Battalions formed in '43'

Excellent work

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Grotius


Are SWPAC and SOPAC themselves restricted commands in this scenario, then? For that matter, is the Southeast Fleet a restricted command for Japan too?


No, but there are there are two additional Allied commands which are restricted: I'll show screenies of them below:

Japan player actually doesn't have restricted HQ's. This is because they start with so few troops that its not necessary. They start the game with only one substantial body of them, "Hori Force" aka the South Seas Detachment and attached units charged with assaulting PM. In order to pevent a typical hindsight move in that dept (withdraw the units and immed send to Lunga), i placed them inland. A Japan player can pull them out....but i'll take time and also fairly ceedes PM to the Allies.






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and the 2nd restricted HQ






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quote:

ORIGINAL: Iron Duke

Typo in oob?

In the list of defending units for a japanese bombardment you have -- 1st USMC Amphb Tank Battalion - should this not be Light or just plain Tank Battalion.

The USMC Amphb Tank Battalions formed in '43'

Excellent work

Looking forward to the rest of the AAR




at the time the unit in question was an organic part of 1st USMC div but i opted to represent it as a seperate LCU unit. I had to make a number of arbitrary decisions on which smaller units (below regimental level) to represent specifically. Some units were formed as part of specific ops.



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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/25/2009 7:46:02 PM   
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Lunga and Tulagi fall. The latter putting up a tougher fight but ultimately falling just the same. Defeated the Japanese may be here but the supply situation is precarious. I will need to immediately attempt a resupply effort to ensure their comfort and to not impede the building of fortificaitons. Lunga TF is currently on the way back to Luganaville to pick up a base force designated to develop the completed airfield on Lunga allowing the first planes to be staged from there.

On the NG front......B-17's encounter a wierd varient of Zeke. It has floats. cute.

screenie shows Lunga base, now under new management.

Other news: 25th Brigade of the 7th Oz division is loading to reinforce Milne Bay. MB is often a target of crafty Japanese....i figure putting a 2nd Bde there will make it a fight if nothing else.







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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Overcast

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 4


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 25000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yokohama Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
1 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
Also attacking Horii Group ...


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Morning Air attack on 15th Engineer Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 5


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


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Morning Air attack on 15th Engineer Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 3
Kittyhawk IA x 10


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort V: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Beaufort V bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


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Ground combat at Lunga (114,138)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2298 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 79

Defending force 10739 troops, 218 guns, 130 vehicles, Assault Value = 450

Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
Kure 3rd Naval Guard Unit
81st Naval Guard Unit
13th Naval Construction Battalion
11th Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
1st USMC/1st Regiment
1st USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
1st USMC/5th Regiment
3rd USMC Defense Battalion


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Ground combat at Tulagi (114,137)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 772 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Defending force 5998 troops, 108 guns, 30 vehicles, Assault Value = 239



Assaulting units:
Det - Kure 3rd SNLF
14th Naval Construction Battalion
129th JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
1st USMC Raider Battalion
1st USMC Parachute Battalion
2nd USMC/2nd Regiment


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Ground combat at Tulagi (114,137)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 5998 troops, 108 guns, 30 vehicles, Assault Value = 239

Defending force 1823 troops, 28 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Allied adjusted assault: 160

Japanese adjusted defense: 7

Allied assault odds: 22 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Tulagi !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), supply(-)

Japanese ground losses:
3339 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 54 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 63 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 33 (30 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Allied ground losses:
194 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Assaulting units:
1st USMC Raider Battalion
1st USMC Parachute Battalion
2nd USMC/2nd Regiment

Defending units:
Det - Kure 3rd SNLF
14th Naval Construction Battalion
129th JNAF AF Unit


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Ground combat at Lunga (114,138)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 10732 troops, 218 guns, 130 vehicles, Assault Value = 449

Defending force 3700 troops, 29 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 78

Allied adjusted assault: 318

Japanese adjusted defense: 21

Allied assault odds: 15 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Lunga !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), supply(-)

Japanese ground losses:
3191 casualties reported
Squads: 49 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 29 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 74 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Allied ground losses:
315 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
1st USMC/1st Regiment
1st USMC/5th Regiment
3rd USMC Defense Battalion

Defending units:
Kure 3rd Naval Guard Unit
81st Naval Guard Unit
13th Naval Construction Battalion
11th Naval Construction Battalion


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129th JNAF AF Unit Wiped Out at Tulagi by attrition!!!

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 11, 42

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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 4


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 25000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yokohama Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


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Morning Air attack on Yokoyama Tai , at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 6
P-39D Airacobra x 3


Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 6


Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes
Also attacking 15th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 144th Infantry Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 3


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort V: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Beaufort V bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


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Afternoon Air attack on 35th/2nd(Kitao) Battalion, at 113,137 (Tassafaronga)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 66
SBD-3 Dauntless x 29
TBF-1 Avenger x 15


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
52 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
14 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
Also attacking 81st Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 35th/2nd(Kitao) Battalion ...
Also attacking 81st Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 35th/2nd(Kitao) Battalion ...
Also attacking 81st Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 35th/2nd(Kitao) Battalion ...
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Over on the Trail....30th Oz Brigade condition up on the mountain ridges






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They seem almost suspiciously hale and harty for being stuck on a piece of real estate like the Kokoda.

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The AF at Lunga is 2(0), is it worth it to try to expand it to 3(0)??

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Probably not.

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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/26/2009 2:04:32 AM   
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only after a bunch of supply is delivered and fortifications are built.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 12, 42
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Sub attack near Luganville at 120,150

Japanese Ships
SS I-123, hits 13, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Wilson
CA Astoria
DD Ralph Talbot
DD Hull
DD Dewey
DD Selfridge



SS I-123 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Wilson
I-123 bottoming out ....
DD Hull fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Dewey attacking submerged sub ....
DD Selfridge attacking submerged sub ....
DD Wilson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Dewey attacking submerged sub ....
DD Selfridge attacking submerged sub ....
DD Dewey attacking submerged sub ....
DD Selfridge attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub



Joe has always been fond of sticking the snouts of submarines into a port hex he suspects heavy traffic will visit. Here at Luganaville, as in the past, he quickly pays the price. Worse, it looks to be one of the minelayer Iboats IIRC......worse for him as they arn't the best at defensive evasion. My DD's pound it into alleged scrap.


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Finschhafen at 100,126

Weather in hex: Light rain

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 3
Kittyhawk IA x 6


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort V: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
APD-46



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Beaufort V bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
a Wakatake class APD manuvering ...(Ev 65 / Sp 18)
APD-46 manuvering changes...(Ev 60 / Sp 24)
APD-46 manuvering changes...(Ev 57 / Sp 23)
APD-46 manuvering changes...(Ev 70 / Sp 18)

Aircraft from Port Morosby sortie to attack what appears to be a lone APD hugging the coast near Lae. Could be a small resupply effort.


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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 4


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 25000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yokohama Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 10


Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes
Also attacking 15th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 144th Infantry Regiment ...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Finschhafen at 100,126

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 3
Kittyhawk IA x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
APD-39



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Beaufort V bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
a Momi class APD manuvering ...(Ev 66 / Sp 18)
APD-39 manuvering changes...(Ev 59 / Sp 22)
APD-39 manuvering changes...(Ev 67 / Sp 21)
APD-39 manuvering changes...(Ev 67 / Sp 22)

Kenney's B-17's visit Rabaul again from high alt. We hit squat but the gunners get to practice again as the funny looking Zekes vainly try to chase down our high flying bombers. Aussie and American pilots continue to harrass Hori's positions in front of the 30th Brigade. All has been quiet here since the first failed Banzai attack and there's been no support forthcoming from Base Air Force at Rabaul. Must be something else on Tojo's mind.


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ASW attack near Luganville at 120,150

Japanese Ships
SS I-123, hits 5, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DMS Trevor
AKA Libra
AP President Hayes
AP McCawley
DD Henley
DD Helm
DD Blue
DD Bagley



DD Henley fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Helm attacking submerged sub ....
DD Blue fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Bagley fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

If i was'nt sure i'd nailed I-123, i'm sure now.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 13, 42

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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 7


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Kittyhawk IA sweeping at 20000 feet

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 3


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 25000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yokohama Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


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Morning Air attack on Yokoyama Tai , at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 12


Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
Also attacking 144th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 15th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 144th Infantry Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Beaufort V bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

More of the same on day 2. Rabaul is mostly silent and save for a few confirmed sightings of submarines, there's no sign of Imperial activity anywhere. Of course i know this will soon change. I am currently busy loading up the 31st USN Base force for Lunga duty as well as loading supply for both newly captured bases which are already in critical status for supply. Lunga now has built rudimentary fortifications with what supply they have. I have moved my carriers south of Lunga to provide distant cover while a reinforced cruiser TF guards the 31st Base force on it's journey. The key now is to avoid Iboats. One good torpedo salvo can change the balance of power quickly and the only US card in this game are it's carriers. Hence it becomes a cat and mouse game as i try to make joe guess where i'll position them in relation to his sub net.






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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/26/2009 2:30:38 AM   
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AS an Aussie i am happy you have a feeling for Kokada Terminus.

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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/26/2009 5:01:14 AM   
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Very little action for this two day set. The convoy bearing the 31st USN Base Force is within 40 miles of Lunga and is under heavy escort. I am moving my carriers to a position NE of Lunga, ready to intercept any thrusts from Truk. I'm currently resting and refitting the B-17 squadron using Port Morosby. I'll resume harrasement raids probably next turn.




AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 14, 42
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Morning Air attack on Yokoyama Tai , at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 6
P-39D Airacobra x 5


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
1 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
Also attacking I/55 Mtn Gun Rgt ...


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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 7


Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
77 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort V bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 15, 42

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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 12


Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
87 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort V bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes
Also attacking Horii Group ...
Also attacking Yokoyama Tai ...
Also attacking Horii Group ...



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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/27/2009 12:08:39 AM   
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combat replay. waiting for actual turn. Will post some comments and screenies when i get it.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 16, 42
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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 12


Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
34 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
Also attacking 15th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking Yokoyama Tai ...
Also attacking 15th Engineer Regiment ...


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 17, 42

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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 8
B-26 Marauder x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
Also attacking Horii Group ...


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Morning Air attack on Yokoyama Tai , at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 6
B-26 Marauder x 6
P-39D Airacobra x 8


Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
85 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
Also attacking I/55 Mtn Gun Rgt ...
Also attacking Yokoyama Tai ...



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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/27/2009 2:13:36 AM   
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The reinforcement convoy makes it uncontested to Lunga and unloads the 31st USN Base force. Now the only thing remaining is to offload the 2000+ supply points and bug out. I'll need more quickly but it buys Lunga more time. Tulagi is also due to receive more supply and I have positioned my carriers to cover them but IJN forces may show up at any point.

apologies for the crudeness. Battery is getting low!






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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/27/2009 2:14:15 AM   
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Lunga forces






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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/27/2009 2:16:15 AM   
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My primary base is low on logistics at the moment. Due in part to creating a replenishment TF for the carriers.






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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/27/2009 2:17:21 AM   
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On the NG front.....Joe's lack of activity has allowed 30th Brigade to recover it's strength. He might be planning an end around amphibiously but i'm still betting on Lunga








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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/27/2009 2:18:15 AM   
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My B-17 squadron has refitted at PM and is now ready to resume harrasement raids on Rabaul






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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/27/2009 2:19:35 AM   
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25th BDE is en-route to Milne Bay, a covering surface TF (1 CLAA + a half dozen DD's) is in position to cover






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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/27/2009 4:39:54 AM   
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Alleged score #2 for the Allies, that lurking APD gets plastered by B-26's while a crippled AK on my side gets waylaid by an Iboat. On the big picture front,.....supply and reinforcements are unloading without contestment. Enjoying it while it lasts.

The Plan: With the majority of my items unloaded at Lunga, the carriers are withdrawing south to await the arrival of our fourth Carrier at which point i will attempt a major resupply of Lunga.





AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 18, 42
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Finschhafen at 100,126

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 6
B-26 Marauder x 9


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
APD-46, Bomb hits 1, on fire
APD-39
PC Ch 11



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb AP Bomb

a Mutsuki class APD manuvering ...(Ev 61 / Sp 18)
a Momi class APD manuvering changes...(Ev 68 / Sp 10)
a Japanese APD manuvering changes...(Ev 61 / Sp 13)
a Japanese APD manuvering ...(Ev 50 / Sp 18)
a Mutsuki class APD manuvering changes...(Ev 47 / Sp 13)
a Mutsuki class APD manuvering changes...(Ev 49 / Sp 20)
a SC No.13-89 class PC manuvering ...(Ev 3 / Sp 19)
a Japanese PC manuvering changes...(Ev 3 / Sp 27)
a Japanese PG manuvering changes...(Ev 3 / Sp 26)
a SC No.4-12 class PC manuvering changes...(Ev 3 / Sp 26)


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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 8


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 8


Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking I/55 Mtn Gun Rgt ...
Also attacking 144th Infantry Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on I/55 Mtn Gun Rgt , at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 1


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Finschhafen at 100,126

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 6
B-26 Marauder x 9


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
APD-39, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
APD-46



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb AP Bomb

a Japanese APD manuvering ...(Ev 50 / Sp 18)
a Japanese AM manuvering changes...(Ev 46 / Sp 17)
a Japanese AM manuvering changes...(Ev 56 / Sp 23)
a Momi class APD manuvering changes...(Ev 54 / Sp 12)
a Japanese APD manuvering changes...(Ev 41 / Sp 21)
APD-39 manuvering changes...(Ev 56 / Sp 15)
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring APD-39
APD-46 manuvering ...(Ev 55 / Sp 13)
APD-46 manuvering changes...(Ev 51 / Sp 11)
APD-46 manuvering changes...(Ev 60 / Sp 12)
APD-46 manuvering changes...(Ev 64 / Sp 14)
APD-46 manuvering changes...(Ev 49 / Sp 18)


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 19, 42

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Sub attack near Lakatoro at 115,151

Japanese Ships
SS I-121

Allied Ships
AKA Alhena, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage



SS I-121 launches 4 torpedoes


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TF 26 encounters mine field at Milne Bay (101,133)

Allied Ships
DD Arunta



1 mine cleared


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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 17


Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
68 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking Yokoyama Tai ...
Also attacking Horii Group ...
Also attacking 15th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 144th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Yokoyama Tai ...


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Morning Air attack on Yokoyama Tai , at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 8
B-26 Marauder x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cape Gloucester at 102,124

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
APD-46



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb AP Bomb

APD-46 manuvering ...(Ev 66 / Sp 13)
APD-46 manuvering changes...(Ev 67 / Sp 7)
APD-46 manuvering changes...(Ev 60 / Sp 15)
APD-46 manuvering changes...(Ev 71 / Sp 16)
APD-46 manuvering changes...(Ev 58 / Sp 19)



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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/27/2009 6:44:16 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 20, 42
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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 7


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 5 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 6
B-17E Fortress x 19


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged



Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Yokoyama Tai , at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 4
P-39D Airacobra x 10


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
63 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
1 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking Horii Group ...
Also attacking Yokoyama Tai ...


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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 7


Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 21, 42

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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 5


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 10


Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
1 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 15th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 144th Infantry Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 6
B-26 Marauder x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Yokoyama Tai , at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 7


Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x P-39D Airacobra diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Yokoyama Tai , at 99,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb




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RE: Guadalcanal AE AAR Allied NoJoe - 5/27/2009 7:33:07 PM   
Nikademus


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As posted previously....another typical day in the neighborhood save for one vital piece of SIGNIT which identified the presence of a Japanese CV just NE of Rabaul hex. This is especially worrisome because at the moment the 25th Oz Brigade convoy is vulnerable, unloading very very slowly at the level one port of Milne Bay. Only a single squadron of Kittyhawks guards the convoy and it's light surface escort. I'm gambling that Joe's attention is currently fixated on Lunga. While possibly a move too late, after refueling all 3 of my CV TF's at sea, I am having them move towards Milne Bay to provide distant cover....or if nothing else, the chance for a revenge air strike should Joe's carriers pummel the Ozzie convoy. 25th Brigade is about 75% unloaded at this point.



< Message edited by Nikademus -- 5/27/2009 7:46:20 PM >

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