From: Wichita, KS
December 12th - I'm the Allies.
Pearl Harbor is a mess, 2 BB's sunk day one, all others damaged 56% sys and major flood, fire, and engine damage. Created 3 PT TF's (5 boats each) and sent 2 to Lihue and the other directly at the KB. Suprise night action 3 hexes north of Pearl. Got one torp hit on at 1000 yds on CV Akagi (on fire) at location 180,104. The KB has attacked Pearl every day since Dec 7th. with 6 CV, 2 BB, 2 CA, 1 CL, and 9 DD's. They are still headed southeast in the direction of PH.
Japan doing well taking major targets (with two landings on the main PH island and heading toward Manila now). I was able to use PT boats from Manila, I was able to attack the landings at Vigan virtually unopposed. I made three attacks on the transports and they hit 5 transports (and lots of troops and supplies) to my untouched PT's. I would have expected some surface cover for them. 6 Subs have had good luck with transports north of PI, hit 6 and sunk 4.
I also sent my 2 carriers directly (from turn 1) to Wake Island to attempt an intercept of the landings there. I got there but was able to hit the transports (4 sunk, as well as 1 CL, 2 DD's and 6 PB's) with my SBDs and F4F's. Sara is on the way for backup. I'm only staying long enough to stop the invasion force once and then I'm outa there (with the assumption I might draw KB down to Wake).
I did notice that Japan is doing quite well in China where I pretty much ignored everything other than retreating some units back to major cities/choke points.
Love this detail!