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RE: October 1945 - 11/19/2012 12:54:24 PM   
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ORIGINAL: crsutton

Just got caught up. Did not realize that you were still posting. It must be fun to run amok with the Soviets. I can wait for mine to get release. Viberpol and I are just about to enter 1945. I am doing well but he is a tough opponent. I "have" cut off his DEI oil but am having a hard time getting in range of the homeland with my bombers. Biggest success has been in CBI where I hold Bangkok and am trying to cut the SE Asia landmass in half.

In the PI I am just starting to take some based to build up my air power for the attack. He still have a very strong air force and navy but I am hoping that his lack of oil will soon be felt.


Yup, I'am still alive with this one!

Well.. "running amok with the soviets".. that makes things sound easy!

It actually is not that "easy". At least Dave has substantial forces and high level of forts in the region.

The movement is not that fast either at least not initially. The more you move ahead the harder it will become.

Knowing Viberbol don't expect an victory parade there and if you have lost in China even less so. It is one of those things that will keep your mind on the game late wars though. No doubt you will like running wild with the Russians but word of caution it is definately possible to get bogged down or even lose the momentum completely if you make mistakes.

Also don't expect much from the Russian airforces. They are doing poor job indeed!

If you have cut his oil supply you are doing fine! I would recommend you check out Leyte Gulf region for potential airbasss and do bring the stuff I did not in the first run. You will also never have enough supplies there either.

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RE: October 1945 - 11/19/2012 1:05:57 PM   
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< Message edited by aztez -- 11/19/2012 1:07:13 PM >

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RE: October 1945 - 11/20/2012 6:20:49 PM   
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Thanks for the tips. I thought I had plenty of shipping but am amazed at the oil and supply needed to keep my war machine working. Seems like I am constantly pumping supply into Rangoon and to the South Pacific. Fuel, is another issue. I wish I had captured some more oil and refineries intact.

Holding Singapore is nice. The shipyard there is invaluable. Got my eye on Manila now.

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RE: October 1945 - 11/20/2012 6:37:37 PM   
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ORIGINAL: crsutton

Thanks for the tips. I thought I had plenty of shipping but am amazed at the oil and supply needed to keep my war machine working. Seems like I am constantly pumping supply into Rangoon and to the South Pacific. Fuel, is another issue. I wish I had captured some more oil and refineries intact.

Holding Singapore is nice. The shipyard there is invaluable. Got my eye on Manila now.


Yeah. You never will have enough supplies and fuel.. no matter what you think.

Oh, Singapore definately is nice to have and congrats of seizing the place.

You might need to take Marianas if you are gunning for Manila though. That ain't easy to do and to be honest don't expect anything from your flak crews nor carrier CAP. It is leaking more than Titanic in his maiden voyage.

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RE: October 1945 - 12/4/2012 7:39:44 AM   
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Pacific (October 30th 1945)


Japan


Nothing major to report. There has been small scale industry/manpower airstrikes but nothing significant just yet.

We are building / expanding more airfields before the larger scale bombing campaign will start.


Philippines


Japan has launched few large scale bombing and kamikaze strikes in the region. Few allied CVE's, cruisers, destroyers and transports were hit.

In return the japanese side lost anywhere between 500-1000 aircraft conducting these operations.

We are mopping up the bases here and the days at Cagayan are pretty much numbered for the japanese defenders. Once this is done we will move forward...

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Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10653 troops, 309 guns, 265 vehicles, Assault Value = 559

Defending force 8251 troops, 176 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Allied adjusted assault: 127

Japanese adjusted defense: 119

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker: fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
565 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 17 (8 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
238 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Assaulting units:
31st Infantry Division
775th Tank Battalion
182nd Infantry Regiment
15th Australian Brigade

Defending units:
10th Div /1
64th Naval Guard Unit
11th Div /1
65th JNAF AF Unit
3rd Mortar Battalion


China


Nothing to report... just building up supply levels.


Burma


Allied troops have now marched into Nakhon Ratchasima. The base should be overrun within next couple of days...

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Ground combat at Nakhon Ratchasima (58,61)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27478 troops, 538 guns, 899 vehicles, Assault Value = 822

Defending force 9814 troops, 223 guns, 65 vehicles, Assault Value = 219

Allied adjusted assault: 73

Japanese adjusted defense: 48

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: disruption(-), fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
1225 casualties reported
Squads: 39 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 19 (11 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 20 (20 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
166 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
20th Indian Division
254th Armoured Brigade
255th Indian Tank Brigade
18th British Division
72nd British Brigade

Defending units:
22nd Ind.Mixed Bde /2
49th Tank Battalion
14th Div /1
101st Garrison Unit
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
16th Nav Gd /1
4th Ind.Mixed Rgt /1
15th Nav Gd /1
28th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
68th Brigade
3rd South Seas Det. /2
89th JAAF AF Bn
55th Const Co
61st JAAF AF Bn
26th Ind.Mixed Rgt /2
103rd AA Rgt /1
51st Base Force
15th JAAF Base Force /1


Russia


Dave launched airstrikes againts the Russian naval forces stationed at Vladivostok. The abysmal performance by the russian airforce resulted the destruction of cruisers and some destroyers.

I have to say that the russian airforce cannot compete againts the japanese fighters nor bombers... here is an example of the "Star Wars" effect on how the game handles air to air combat...


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Morning Air attack on Vladivostok , at 112,46

Weather in hex: Extreme overcast

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 40,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M5 Jack x 35



Allied aircraft
La-5FN x 10
La-7 x 22
LaGG-3 x 27
P-63A x 7
Yak-7B x 10
Yak-9D x 23
Yak-9T x 5
Yak-9U x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
La-5FN: 2 destroyed
La-7: 2 destroyed
LaGG-3: 4 destroyed
P-63A: 2 destroyed
Yak-7B: 1 destroyed
Yak-9D: 8 destroyed
Yak-9U: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x J2M5 Jack sweeping at 36000 feet

CAP engaged:
83 SAD/3 IAP with La-5FN (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32800 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
7 IABr-TOF/6 IAP with P-63A (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
5 SABr/13 IAP with La-7 (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 34000 , scrambling fighters to 34000.
Raid is overhead
10 BABr-TOF/19 IAP with Yak-9D (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
83 SAD/32 IAP with La-7 (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Raid is overhead
12 ShAD-TOF/38 IAP with LaGG-3 (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
41 OIAP-STOF with LaGG-3 (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
29 IAD/60 IAP with Yak-9D (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29860 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Raid is overhead
69 SAD/301 IAP with Yak-9T (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
29 IAD/304 IAP with Yak-9D (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 22000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
70 IAD/305 IAP with Yak-9D (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 22000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Raid is overhead
70 IAD/306 IAP with Yak-9D (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Raid is overhead
29 IAD/307 IAP with Yak-9D (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
70 IAD/308 IAP with Yak-9D (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
147 IAD-PVO/429 IAP with Yak-9U (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 22000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Raid is overhead
297 IAD-PVO/938 IAP with Yak-7B (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Raid is overhead
42 SAP-TOF IAE with Yak-9D (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead


...just an one example what I mean by this. The enemy fighters sweeping high and rest is history.

Thus anyone expecting to have an fighting airforce.. well you will be disappointed.

Well I will return the favour elsewhere with higher sweeps so what comes around goes around.

The aircombat model does leave a lot be desired for... no matter what anyone says. and that is just one example of many combats reported.

There is also one of the most stubborn Border Defense Fortress near Yenki... I have been hitting this place for an month now and it wohn't go away...

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Ground combat at 111,44 (near Yenki)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15933 troops, 265 guns, 49 vehicles, Assault Value = 592

Defending force 694 troops, 27 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Allied adjusted assault: 340

Japanese adjusted defense: 4

Allied assault odds: 85 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
199 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
39th Rifle Division
339th Guards SU Regiment
29th Rifle Brigade
393rd Rifle Brigade

Defending units:
1st Border Defense Fortress


..these defenders "respawn" turn after turn despite being cut off.

Elsewhere the intial ground assault againts Yenki was repulsed. There are high forts and large forces defending that base.

Overall the japanese seem to have large ground forces in central manchuko despite the allied early victories. This place definately wohn't be easy to overrun so do not expect historical advances in this region.

Deve has also continued his advance towards norther Russia via deserts. I have units arriving and this threat is under control. He will be waisting his time and assets with those operations.


CenPac / South Pacific


Few operataions brewing.. more about these later...

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RE: October 1945 - 12/5/2012 3:22:52 AM   
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Hi aztez, great aar. one question on your sub losses.. did you use zone combat patrol command or specific hex order for your sub patrols?

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RE: October 1945 - 12/5/2012 5:51:11 AM   
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ORIGINAL: bigred

Hi aztez, great aar. one question on your sub losses.. did you use zone combat patrol command or specific hex order for your sub patrols?


Thanks bigred! I will keep this AAR ongoing to the end. I think less than year left in gametime now.Just been a bit more busy RL thus can't update as often and detailed.

As for your question. I use "patrol zone command" option with the subs. Too much work to detail their routes manually for each submarine but I do check that these boats keep out the shallow waters though.

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November 1945 - 12/24/2012 4:57:29 AM   
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Pacific (November 12th 1945)


Japan¨


Bombing some cities but keeping the major bomber forces at bay currently since the airfields are not ready yet.


Philippines



The japanese stubborn resistance continues at Cagayan. Dave has flown extra reinforcements there and those troops are putting up an fight.

That base is key here since it is pretty much the only major base before Luzon. I do hope to have that wrapped up soon though.

In the meantime Japanese launched heavy airstrikes againts our ships in Leyte Gulf...

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Morning Air attack on Guiuan , at 82,85

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 49



Allied aircraft
F-6D Mustang x 11
P-38J Lightning x 8
P-38L Lightning x 10
P-51D Mustang x 11
P-51H Mustang x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 12 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Guiuan at 82,85

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 53
A6M3a Zero x 69
A6M5c Zero x 42
B6N2a Jill x 124
N1K2-J George x 35



Allied aircraft
F-6D Mustang x 12
P-38J Lightning x 8
P-38L Lightning x 11
P-51D Mustang x 12
P-51H Mustang x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 9 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 6 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 12 destroyed, 8 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Maryland, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
DD Claxton
DE Lake, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DE Foreman
CA Chicago
DD Albert Grant
DD Foote
DE LeHardy, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK George Ross, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Clan Macneil
DD Evans
xAK George Taylor, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Converse
xAK George S. Boutwell

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Guiuan at 82,85

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2a Jill x 16
N1K2-J George x 34



Allied aircraft
F-6D Mustang x 10
P-38J Lightning x 7
P-38L Lightning x 11
P-51D Mustang x 12
P-51H Mustang x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 8 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F-6D Mustang: 1 destroyed
P-38L Lightning: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Knapp

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tacloban at 81,85

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
A6M3a Zero x 28
A6M5c Zero x 31
B6N2a Jill x 48
N1K2-J George x 67
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 49



Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 10
F-6D Mustang x 11
P-38J Lightning x 7
P-38L Lightning x 30
P-47N Thunderbolt x 12
P-51D Mustang x 23
P-51H Mustang x 24
F4U-1A Corsair x 34
F4U-4 Corsair x 49
F8F-1 Bearcat x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 3 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 20 destroyed, 4 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
N1K2-J George: 7 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 9 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Arkansas
DD Hunt
xAK Fort Duquesne
DE Wileman, Bomb hits 1

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Guiuan at 82,85

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 29
A6M3a Zero x 17
B6N2a Jill x 53



Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 5
F-6D Mustang x 5
P-38J Lightning x 1
P-38L Lightning x 11
P-47N Thunderbolt x 9
P-51D Mustang x 6
P-51H Mustang x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 15
F4U-4 Corsair x 24
F8F-1 Bearcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 11 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 5 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 30 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Paul Hamilton

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Guiuan at 82,85

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 98 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 18
B6N2a Jill x 14



Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 4
F-6D Mustang x 3
P-38J Lightning x 1
P-38L Lightning x 9
P-47N Thunderbolt x 8
P-51D Mustang x 5
P-51H Mustang x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 12
F4U-4 Corsair x 20
F8F-1 Bearcat x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 5 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 6 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Guiuan at 82,85

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 167 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 55 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
A6M3a Zero x 30
A6M5c Zero x 37
B6N2a Jill x 27
N1K2-J George x 65
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 38



Allied aircraft
F-6D Mustang x 11
P-38J Lightning x 8
P-38L Lightning x 10
P-51D Mustang x 11
P-51H Mustang x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 7 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 5 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 4 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F-6D Mustang: 1 destroyed
P-38L Lightning: 1 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Guiuan at 82,85

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
A6M3a Zero x 38
B6N2a Jill x 33
N1K2-J George x 43



Allied aircraft
F-6D Mustang x 10
P-38J Lightning x 7
P-38L Lightning x 8
P-51D Mustang x 10
P-51H Mustang x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 9 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 14 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 6 destroyed, 10 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
N1K2-J George: 9 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Chicago
DD Hazelwood
DD Evans
xAK Clan Macnair, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Luce
DE Foreman
CL Concord


...and that is an example why we just cannot move forward before securing the area.

Japanese still do carry some punch for sure. Nice to see so many aircraft toasted though.


China


Japanese forces have launched few ground offensives at Tienshui. Thus far the we have repulsed them.


Burma


We have now secured Nakhon Ratchasima and also Udan Thani in the plains east of Bangkok.

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Ground combat at Udon Thani (61,59)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8801 troops, 170 guns, 194 vehicles, Assault Value = 299

Defending force 2032 troops, 34 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 58

Allied adjusted assault: 166

Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 33 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Udon Thani !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), disruption(-), preparation(-), morale(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
1088 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 3


Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Assaulting units:
18th Australian Brigade
25th Australian Brigade

Defending units:
5th INA Regiment
15th JAAF AF Bn
55th Const Co /1


Nice since wanted to have both of these done before moving forward!



Russia



Dave continues to sweep Vladivostok area and the Russian fighters cannot compete againts the Japanese ones. Sad but true..

Japanese continue to push futher in north but we have that threat under control since have substantial troops there just waiting for them.

Meantime we have now moved some additional forces into Yenki! Whether we can actually strom

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Ground combat at Yenki (110,44)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 8126 troops, 172 guns, 499 vehicles, Assault Value = 5210

Defending force 100781 troops, 1293 guns, 776 vehicles, Assault Value = 3120

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


Allied ground losses:
165 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 16 (6 destroyed, 10 disabled)


Assaulting units:
42nd Mechanized Brigade
208th Tank Brigade
105th Rifle Division
72nd Tank Brigade
76th Tank Brigade
72nd Mechanized Brigade
22nd Rifle Division
77th Tank Brigade
1st Ussurii Tank Brigade
371st Rifle Division
231st Rifle Division
159th Rifle Division
259th Tank Brigade
40th Rifle Division
215th Rifle Division
300th Rifle Division
210th Tank Brigade
75th Tank Brigade
59th Rifle Division
1207th SU Regiment
184th Rifle Division
46th Engr-Sapper Brigade
2nd Far East Front
2nd/307th Gd.Mortar Regiment
60th Anti-Tank Brigade
53rd Mortar Brigade
283rd Guards Mortar Regiment
1634th AA Regiment
26th/42nd Gd.Mortar Regiment
61st Anti-Tank Brigade

Defending units:
12th/B Division
4th Brigade
120th Division
1st SP Gun Battalion
9th/B Division
7th SP Gun Battalion
148th/A Division
12th/A Division
12th/C Division
148th/B Division
1st Ind.Tank Co
136th Division
9th/C Division
111th Division
Manchukuo Guards Brigade
9th/A Division
124th Division
148th/C Division
34th Const Co
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
6th Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
23rd Field AA Machinecannon Company
30th Mortar Battalion
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Army
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
22nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
4th Machine Cannon AA Battalion
117th AA Regiment
28th Field AA Machinecannon Company
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
22nd Field AA Machinecannon Company
32nd RF Gun Battalion
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
57th Field AA Battalion
100th Field AA Battalion
1st Area Army
31st RF Gun Battalion
4th RF Gun Battalion
4th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
26th AA Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
13th JAAF Base Force


...this is not the only major thrust we have brewing so don't mind him sending extra troops here either.

More on these developments later...

now MERRY CHRISTMAS to all those following this little epsisode!




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RE: November 1945 - 12/24/2012 4:46:58 PM   
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I just rolled into 1945 in our game. The best thing is the amazing jump in the quality of Allied replacement pilots-especially Navy pilots. They come in with an average experience of about 50. Makes building up the pilot pool much easier.

Have you dropped any A-bombs?

And would you post a screen shot of you Russian front?

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RE: November 1945 - 1/1/2013 10:31:48 AM   
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crsutton: The pilots are not an issue as you said. Than again Japanese counterparts seems equal to the task mostly.

Oh, I have dropped all of the A-bombs available. It seems to damage manpower but does not do much other damage. I think the count is now at 5 A-bombs dropped.

As requested the pic from russia below...


Pacific (November 14th 1945)



Japan


Allied aircraft cause minor industrial damage at Toyohara and Matsuyama.


Philippines


Pretty quiet turn in this region. Just an little air to air show above Catbalogan where allied aces shot down severeal Ki-84a Frank fighters.


China


Quiet turn... ZzzzZzzzzz!


Burma



Allied forces capture Chanthaburi in Thailand.


Russia


The battle at Yekin begins with Soviet troops storming the base... happy to see fort levels drop down a bit.

Another offensive is ordered here next turn...

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Ground combat at Yenki (110,44)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 131699 troops, 2496 guns, 2612 vehicles, Assault Value = 5224

Defending force 100780 troops, 1293 guns, 776 vehicles, Assault Value = 3120

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 7

Allied adjusted assault: 2485

Japanese adjusted defense: 8161

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 7)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
4284 casualties reported
Squads: 33 destroyed, 316 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 97 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Guns lost 204 (28 destroyed, 176 disabled)
Vehicles lost 56 (7 destroyed, 49 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
6020 casualties reported
Squads: 48 destroyed, 1047 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 263 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 38 disabled
Guns lost 230 (37 destroyed, 193 disabled)
Vehicles lost 303 (91 destroyed, 212 disabled)


Assaulting units:
259th Tank Brigade
300th Rifle Division
40th Rifle Division
210th Tank Brigade
231st Rifle Division
76th Tank Brigade
1207th SU Regiment
77th Tank Brigade
184th Rifle Division
208th Tank Brigade
42nd Mechanized Brigade
72nd Mechanized Brigade
22nd Rifle Division
72nd Tank Brigade
75th Tank Brigade
159th Rifle Division
215th Rifle Division
59th Rifle Division
105th Rifle Division
371st Rifle Division
1st Ussurii Tank Brigade
46th Engr-Sapper Brigade
53rd Mortar Brigade
2nd/307th Gd.Mortar Regiment
2nd Far East Front
283rd Guards Mortar Regiment
60th Anti-Tank Brigade
1634th AA Regiment
26th/42nd Gd.Mortar Regiment
61st Anti-Tank Brigade

Defending units:
111th Division
12th/A Division
4th Brigade
1st SP Gun Battalion
120th Division
9th Division
12th/B Division
136th Division
148th Division
Manchukuo Guards Brigade
124th Division
7th SP Gun Battalion
1st Ind.Tank Co
12th/C Division
117th AA Regiment
6th Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
57th Field AA Battalion
4th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
13th JAAF Base Force
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
26th AA Regiment
4th Machine Cannon AA Battalion
22nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
31st RF Gun Battalion
22nd Field AA Machinecannon Company
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
28th Field AA Machinecannon Company
23rd Field AA Machinecannon Company
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
4th RF Gun Battalion
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
32nd RF Gun Battalion
4th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
30th Mortar Battalion
34th Const Co
1st Area Army
5th Army
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
100th Field AA Battalion
56th JNAF AF Unit /1


Japanese paratroopers capture Kyaktah in northern Russia... and soviet troops defend Tamsag in central russia...

Japanese contie their fighter sweeps and Soviet aircraft are absolutely no match to them.

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RE: November 1945 - 1/1/2013 5:25:22 PM   
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Looks like you have Tamsag cut off from most roads to the south. He can't last long now.
Amazing battle in Yenki - I have never seen forts drop to level 7! WTH were they before? 9? 10? Or merely 8?
I thought you might be in trouble when the previous bombardment attack showed he had over 1000 guns, but then you brought twice as much.
Now if your engineers can just last long enough to grind down those forts ...

Do your marching forces have enough AAA to keep his bombers off their backs?

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RE: November 1945 - 1/1/2013 6:40:32 PM   
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Looks like you have Tamsag cut off from most roads to the south. He can't last long now.
Amazing battle in Yenki - I have never seen forts drop to level 7! WTH were they before? 9? 10? Or merely 8?
I thought you might be in trouble when the previous bombardment attack showed he had over 1000 guns, but then you brought twice as much.
Now if your engineers can just last long enough to grind down those forts ...

Do your marching forces have enough AAA to keep his bombers off their backs?


Thanks for the comments. Yeah. Tamsag will be seized back next turn and that is not his "main" thrust towards north.

His main forces are actually moving up past Linshi and some elements are closing in Ulan Udde region.

I have infantry waiting for him and his supplies lines are very long so really cannot see this being anything other than annoyance.

That was the first assault on Yenki.. so safe bet would be more than level 7!

Actually ordered another immediate assault there next turn since the troops are ready for it. Also I need to bring those AV numbers down.. this battle here will be battle of an attrition and I think we can handle it out somewhat easily.

I know he can send in extra reinforcements from either Kirin or Harbin.. well Harbin unlikely since he needs his units there.

I really need to get better intel about Mukden and Changchun... not detailed enough but sizeable garrisons reported.

Despite soviet airforce flying paper aircraft I haven't been bombed extensively here. He is busy battling it out near Luzon mainly.

As for AAA units.. yeah, have more than enough few miles out of Yenki and some of those units moving into the city itself.

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RE: November 1945 - 1/17/2013 5:48:46 PM   
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Pacific (November 24th 1945)


Japan


I have been bombing few cities Toyohara, Wakkanai, Matsuyama and Nagoya.

The bigger aircampaign againts the home islands is scheduled to start in december 1945 or january 1946.

Japanese E boats keep hammering the US submarines patrolling the deep waters around the home islands.

I really cannot describe how absurd the ASW actually is in the game... it is beyond an joke though.


Philippines


We have been grinding againts some stubborn japanese soldiers defending Cagayan...

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Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9511 troops, 309 guns, 265 vehicles, Assault Value = 416

Defending force 12562 troops, 217 guns, 22 vehicles, Assault Value = 216

Allied adjusted assault: 122

Japanese adjusted defense: 163

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 1)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
886 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (5 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
553 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Vehicles lost 20 (2 destroyed, 18 disabled)


Assaulting units:
775th Tank Battalion
182nd Infantry Regiment
31st Infantry Division
15th Australian Brigade

Defending units:
4th South Seas Gsn
5th South Seas Det.
11th Div /3
63rd Naval Guard Unit
774th Ind.Infantry Battalion
Bandasan SNLF
455th Ind.Infantry Battalion
Ankei SNLF
1st South Seas Det. /1
10th Div /1
24th Fld AA Machinecannon Company
15th JAAF Base Force /1
171st AA Rgt /2
3rd South Seas Gsn /1
65th JNAF AF Unit
64th Naval Guard Unit
3rd Mortar Battalion
51st Base Force
103rd AA Rgt /1
Sasebo 6th SNLF /1


...and hopefully this will be wrapped up soon.

There has been minor ground battles happening at Talaud Island and few other smaller bases.

No large scale air to air battles to report in this region. Japanese main power has moved into Russian frontlines at least for now.


China


Quiet times still.... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Burma


I had some units ordered to move into Battambang. Instead of entering the city all of the units reset their movement into 0.

New orders have been given and hopefully this time around we actually arrive there.

I have been experiencing some of the same issues in my other PBEM (early novermber 1945) as well.. those problems have been with russian forces.

At least the allied spearhead arrived Chumphon...

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Ground combat at Chumphon (52,66)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14988 troops, 255 guns, 347 vehicles, Assault Value = 591

Defending force 17615 troops, 239 guns, 157 vehicles, Assault Value = 564

Allied adjusted assault: 111

Japanese adjusted defense: 919

Allied assault odds: 1 to 8 (fort level 4)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1627 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 121 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 31 (1 destroyed, 30 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
484 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 44 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (3 destroyed, 10 disabled)


Assaulting units:
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
Provisionl Tank Brigade
26th Indian Division
XXXIII Indian Corps

Defending units:
105th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd INA Azad Regiment
25th Ind.Mixed Regiment
15th Naval Guard Unit
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
19th Tank Regiment
2nd INA Gandhi Regiment
79th Garrison Battalion
13th Ind.Hvy.Art. Regiment
22nd Ind.Mixed Bde /1
1st Ind.AA Gun Co
9th Field AF Const Bn /1
42nd JNAF AF Unit
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
26th Ind.Mixed Rgt /1
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
26th Special Base Force
4th JAAF AF Coy
7th Field AF Construction Battalion
34th Road Const Co
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Bn /2

...needless to say more troops are enroute here and we should overrun the base soon.


Russia


Japanese have moved large amount of fighters and bombers into this frontline. I can't blame him since the Russian are having hard times in the air.

The current main targets for japanese bombers have been Voroshilov, Vladivostok, Harbin and few other bases. Some combat reports from Vladivostok region below...

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Morning Air attack on Vladivostok , at 112,46

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 21
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 33
Ki-61-Id Tony x 31



Allied aircraft
La-7 x 7
P-63A x 59
Yak-7B x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 6 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 9 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-61-Id Tony: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
La-7: 7 damaged
La-7: 1 destroyed on ground
P-63A: 6 damaged
P-63A: 4 destroyed on ground
Yak-7B: 2 damaged
IL-2m3: 2 destroyed on ground
IL-2: 7 destroyed on ground
Pe-2: 1 destroyed on ground
Tu-2S: 2 destroyed on ground
MBR-2: 2 destroyed on ground
A-20H: 5 destroyed on ground
Pe-2R: 2 destroyed on ground
SB-2: 3 destroyed on ground

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Morning Air attack on Vladivostok , at 112,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 13
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 11
Ki-67-Ia Peggy x 14



Allied aircraft
La-7 x 4
P-63A x 63
Yak-7B x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 5 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia Peggy: 8 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
La-7: 1 destroyed on ground
P-63A: 6 damaged
P-63A: 1 destroyed on ground
Yak-7B: 1 damaged
Yak-7B: 1 destroyed on ground
Tu-2S: 3 destroyed on ground
Pe-2R: 3 destroyed on ground
B-29B Superfort: 1 destroyed on ground
MBR-2: 5 destroyed on ground
Pe-2: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 10


...those are the best results thus far and most are way poorer than that. I did swap fresh pilots and planes in order achieve those odds.

Oh well.. I will continue to fight back even with russians being more and more like kamikaze's themselves.

The follow up assault at Yenki did not went as good either...

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Ground combat at Yenki (110,44)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 141285 troops, 2751 guns, 2568 vehicles, Assault Value = 5001

Defending force 98131 troops, 1290 guns, 775 vehicles, Assault Value = 2887

Allied adjusted assault: 2789

Japanese adjusted defense: 9946

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 7)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
4674 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 360 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 44 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 37 disabled
Guns lost 85 (24 destroyed, 61 disabled)
Vehicles lost 50 (5 destroyed, 45 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
8049 casualties reported
Squads: 303 destroyed, 619 disabled
Non Combat: 36 destroyed, 278 disabled
Engineers: 23 destroyed, 119 disabled
Guns lost 176 (72 destroyed, 104 disabled)
Vehicles lost 204 (45 destroyed, 159 disabled)


Assaulting units:
393rd Rifle Brigade
231st Rifle Division
1207th SU Regiment
259th Tank Brigade
300th Rifle Division
75th Tank Brigade
40th Rifle Division
22nd Rifle Division
210th Tank Brigade
1st Ussurii Tank Brigade
72nd Tank Brigade
371st Rifle Division
215th Rifle Division
77th Tank Brigade
105th Rifle Division
39th Rifle Division
29th Rifle Brigade
76th Tank Brigade
42nd Mechanized Brigade
159th Rifle Division
72nd Mechanized Brigade
184th Rifle Division
208th Tank Brigade
59th Rifle Division
46th Engr-Sapper Brigade
1634th AA Regiment
60th Anti-Tank Brigade
26th/42nd Gd.Mortar Regiment
283rd Guards Mortar Regiment
53rd Mortar Brigade
2nd Far East Front
2nd/307th Gd.Mortar Regiment
61st Anti-Tank Brigade

Defending units:
12th Division
1st SP Gun Battalion
4th Brigade
111th Division
124th Division
7th SP Gun Battalion
1st Ind.Tank Co
120th Division
148th/A Division
Manchukuo Guards Brigade
136th Division
148th/B Division
9th Division
148th/C Division
117th AA Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
4th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
32nd RF Gun Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
22nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
31st RF Gun Battalion
22nd Field AA Machinecannon Company
4th RF Gun Battalion
57th Field AA Battalion
28th Field AA Machinecannon Company
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
23rd Field AA Machinecannon Company
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Army
6th Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
13th JAAF Base Force
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th Machine Cannon AA Battalion
100th Field AA Battalion
34th Const Co
30th Mortar Battalion
26th AA Regiment
1st Area Army
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
56th JNAF AF Unit /1


... I will grind him to dust but it is not that easy for sure.

The japanese also continue their operations in nothern russia.

I have fresh units arriving there within next couple of days so it will take a lot to achieve anything.

We shall see what Dave has in mind there... don't mind him moving units upwards though.

Here is the "score" from previous turn....




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December 1945 - 1/27/2013 7:06:11 PM   
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Pacific (December 6th 1945)


Japan



We have continued with the moderate city bombing runs... not ready for the full scale assault yet.

However we have dropped an A-bomb into Tokyo and another is scheduled for Yokohama.


Philippines


Nothing major to report. A few air to air battles have occured.

We will soon have 4 level 9 airfields in this region. That will be what we have been aiming for... pleased to achieve this.


China


ZzzzZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......... only one failed Chinese assault to report... talk about poor performance!

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Ground combat at Chihkiang (78,50)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 130123 troops, 623 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4829

Defending force 27234 troops, 245 guns, 162 vehicles, Assault Value = 927

Allied adjusted assault: 5097

Japanese adjusted defense: 11113

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 7)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1069 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Vehicles lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
9317 casualties reported
Squads: 75 destroyed, 1702 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 67 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 40 disabled
Guns lost 51 (4 destroyed, 47 disabled)


Assaulting units:
74th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
11th War Area
36th Group Army
18th Group Army
1st War Area
18th Artillery Regiment
3rd Front
1st Group Army
17th Group Army
24th Group Army
2nd Group Army
12th War Area
32nd Group Army
28th Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
37th Division
41st Division
13th Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment


Burma



Additional allied troops moving towards Chumpton. The road towards Singapore should be open soon.

Another allied offensive is slowly moving ahead towards Saigon as well...

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Ground combat at Battambang (58,65)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 85179 troops, 1656 guns, 1664 vehicles, Assault Value = 3157

Defending force 16458 troops, 128 guns, 149 vehicles, Assault Value = 388

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Allied adjusted assault: 1979

Japanese adjusted defense: 419

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(+), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
5086 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 239 disabled
Non Combat: 24 destroyed, 284 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 28 disabled
Guns lost 57 (6 destroyed, 51 disabled)
Vehicles lost 84 (10 destroyed, 74 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
425 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 54 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Vehicles lost 12 (2 destroyed, 10 disabled)


Assaulting units:
3rd Carbiniers Regiment
23rd Indian Division
50th Tank Brigade
82nd (West African) Division
19th Motorised Division
5th Indian Division
6th Australian Division
150th RAC Regiment
11th (East African) Division
9th Australian Division
6th Medium Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
31st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
III Indian Corps
X' Force
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
IV Indian Corps
88th Medium Regiment
8th Medium Regiment
134th Medium Regiment

Defending units:
29th Division
42nd Naval Guard Unit
2nd Area Army
28th Army
14th RF Gun (Pack) Battalion


CenPac / South Pacific


The invasion at Guam has begun and the base should fall hopefully within a day or two...

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Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 12029 troops, 185 guns, 62 vehicles, Assault Value = 391

Defending force 67551 troops, 1538 guns, 1033 vehicles, Assault Value = 2600

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


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Assaulting units:
24th Div /1
43rd Division
Yokosuka 8th SNLF /1
9th Air Division
22nd Special Base Force
102nd Div /2
6th Shipping Engineer Regiment
35th JNAF AF Unit
38th JNAF AF Unit
31st Air Defense AA Battalion
12th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
6th Base Force
111th AA Regiment
116th AA Regiment
11th Ind.Mixed Rgt /1
61st Div /2

Defending units:
1st USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
710th Tank Battalion
1st NZ Brigade
XI Corps Combat Engineer Regiment
93rd Infantry Division
11th NZ Brigade
5th Marine Division
2nd Marine Regiment
706th Tank Battalion
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
33rd Infantry Division
11th Airborne Division
14th NZ Brigade
25th Infantry Division
43rd Infantry Division
XIV Corps Combat Engineer Regiment
124th Cavalry Rgt /6
XIII US Bomber Cmnd
11th RAAF M/W Sqn
78th RAAF Wing
808th Engineer Aviation Battalion
I US Corps
1st Medium Regiment
2/198th Coast AA Battalion


I have kept B29's flying againts other airfields in this island chain.

Japanese have committed around 150-200 in to the defense of the Guam. Thus far no marjor carrier or battleship have been hit.

The only war ships spotted at Marianas have CA Chikuma and few destroyers...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Agrihan at 112,88

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Id Tony x 1



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 11
F4U-1D Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 14
F6F-5 Hellcat x 32
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 16
SB2C-4 Helldiver x 24


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 4 damaged
SB2C-4 Helldiver: 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma, Bomb hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hanazuki, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Haruzuki

Allied submarines spotted some elements of KB near Iwo Jima couple of days ago. No sign of them since than... well that is the first sighting or intel regarding carriers for months.


Russia


There are just minor skirmishes to report if you take out Yenki in central Manchuko...

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Ground combat at Yenki (110,44)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 133583 troops, 2810 guns, 2500 vehicles, Assault Value = 4327

Defending force 69199 troops, 864 guns, 622 vehicles, Assault Value = 1919

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 5

Allied adjusted assault: 2792

Japanese adjusted defense: 17473

Allied assault odds: 1 to 6 (fort level 5)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
3118 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 258 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 29 disabled
Guns lost 90 (3 destroyed, 87 disabled)
Vehicles lost 67 (14 destroyed, 53 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
5585 casualties reported
Squads: 441 destroyed, 592 disabled
Non Combat: 56 destroyed, 235 disabled
Engineers: 19 destroyed, 126 disabled
Guns lost 200 (54 destroyed, 146 disabled)
Vehicles lost 219 (99 destroyed, 120 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
59th Rifle Division
1207th SU Regiment
1st Ussurii Tank Brigade
22nd Rifle Division
184th Rifle Division
208th Tank Brigade
29th Rifle Brigade
259th Tank Brigade
371st Rifle Division
215th Rifle Division
40th Rifle Division
231st Rifle Division
76th Tank Brigade
210th Tank Brigade
75th Tank Brigade
159th Rifle Division
105th Rifle Division
42nd Mechanized Brigade
300th Rifle Division
72nd Tank Brigade
39th Rifle Division
72nd Mechanized Brigade
393rd Rifle Brigade
77th Tank Brigade
46th Engr-Sapper Brigade
53rd Mortar Brigade
1634th AA Regiment
60th Anti-Tank Brigade
61st Anti-Tank Brigade
87th Howitzer Regiment
2nd Far East Front
283rd Guards Mortar Regiment
26th/42nd Gd.Mortar Regiment
182nd Howitzer Regiment
2nd/307th Gd.Mortar Regiment
386th Howitzer Regiment

Defending units:
136th Division
9th Division
148th Division
7th SP Gun Battalion
1st SP Gun Battalion
120th Division
124th Division
Manchukuo Guards Brigade
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
22nd Field AA Machinecannon Company
3rd Engineer Construction Battalion
31st RF Gun Battalion
34th Const Co
13th JAAF Base Force
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
23rd Field AA Machinecannon Company
28th Field AA Machinecannon Company
6th Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th RF Gun Battalion
4th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
22nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Area Army
4th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
4th Machine Cannon AA Battalion
100th Field AA Battalion
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
38th Ind. Engineer Regiment
39th Field AA Battalion
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Army
56th JNAF AF Unit /1




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RE: December 1945 - 2/11/2013 3:09:07 PM   
aztez

 

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Pacific (December 16th 1945)


Japan


The bombing campaign is still on "waiting" mode but we have scored some manpower hits in few cities.


Philippines


The airfields in this region are almost ready which is good news.

Japanese still hold some bases around Leyte Gulf and we are grinding on...

No major raids/attacks to report but we have had some air to air battles at Manado where couple of allied cruisers were hit.

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Morning Air attack on Manado , at 75,99

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
D4Y1 Judy x 55
P1Y1 Frances x 24



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak
P1Y1 Frances: 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CL Houston II, Bomb hits 1
CA Canberra II, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage



Port hits 6


China



ZzzzZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ....


Burma


Allied troops have conquered Chumpton and have now entered Victoria point which is expected to fall quite swiftly.


CenPac / South Pacific


First the good news which is that Guam is now occupied by allied forces. That is key base in this region.

The bad news is the leaky carrier CAP againts Japanese LBA bombers. The below should serve as an warning to any allied player in later months.. AA, Radar and CAP still is VERY leaky!!!!!

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Guam at 103,90

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
A6M3a Zero x 34
A6M5c Zero x 18
B6N2a Jill x 46



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 27
Seafire L.III x 15
Wildcat V x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 68
F4U-1D Corsair x 188
F6F-3 Hellcat x 188
F6F-5 Hellcat x 419


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 5 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 3 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 21 destroyed, 2 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 2 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CV Hornet II
CV Saratoga
CVE Prince William
CVE Ranee, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB Iowa



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 5 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-1 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 17 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 16 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 13 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 15 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 16 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 15 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 11 on standby, 16 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 19 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 19 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-82 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 10 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 11 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 11 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-26 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 12 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-29 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 11 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VC(F)-76 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 6 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VC(F)-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Guam at 103,90

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
A6M3a Zero x 24
A6M5c Zero x 27
B6N2a Jill x 7
P1Y1 Frances x 47
P1Y2 Frances x 30



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 27
Seafire L.III x 15
Wildcat V x 7
F4U-1A Corsair x 67
F4U-1D Corsair x 181
F6F-3 Hellcat x 188
F6F-5 Hellcat x 423


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 2 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 2 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 8 destroyed, 5 damaged
P1Y1 Frances: 2 destroyed by flak
P1Y2 Frances: 8 destroyed, 15 damaged
P1Y2 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Rudyerd Bay, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVE Cape Esperance, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
CV Franklin
CVE Wake Island
CVE Hoggatt Bay, Kamikaze hits 1
CVE Salamaua
CVE Roi
CVE Kadashan Bay
CVE Saginaw Bay, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB North Carolina, Torpedo hits 1
CVL Bataan
CVE Ommaney Bay
CV Bunker Hill, Torpedo hits 3



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
20 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x P1Y1 Frances bombing from 12000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-76 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VC(F)-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VC(F)-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VF-1 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-5 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 19 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 15 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 15 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 19 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 19 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-82 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 11 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
VF-83 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VBF-83 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-85 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes

Banzai! - Kawato K. in a P1Y1 Frances is willing to die for the Emperor
Banzai! - Nagano H. in a P1Y1 Frances is willing to die for the Emperor
Banzai! - Shibata O. in a P1Y2 Frances is willing to die for the Emperor
Shibata O. gives his life for the Emperor by ramming CVE Saginaw Bay

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Guam at 103,90

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
A6M3a Zero x 25
A6M5c Zero x 30
B6N2a Jill x 9
P1Y1 Frances x 25
P1Y2 Frances x 24



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 28
Seafire L.III x 14
Wildcat V x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 32
F4U-1D Corsair x 183
F6F-3 Hellcat x 164
F6F-5 Hellcat x 427


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 2 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged
P1Y1 Frances: 8 destroyed, 5 damaged
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak
P1Y2 Frances: 8 destroyed, 5 damaged
P1Y2 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CV Illustrious
CV Wasp
CVE Altamaha, Torpedo hits 1
CV Hornet II, Torpedo hits 1
CVL Hermes
CVE Prince William



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
2 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-1 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 6 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 15 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 13 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 15 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 16 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 16 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 16 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 19 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
VF-82 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 10 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 11 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 10 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-26 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 12 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VC(F)-76 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VC(F)-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 19 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VF-83 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VBF-83 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-85 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes

Banzai! - Nagahama A. in a P1Y2 Frances is willing to die for the Emperor
Banzai! - Sakai A. in a B6N2a Jill is willing to die for the Emperor
Banzai! - Nikaido C. in a P1Y1 Frances is willing to die for the Emperor

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Guam at 103,90

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
A6M3a Zero x 16
A6M5c Zero x 24
B6N2a Jill x 5
P1Y1 Frances x 3
P1Y2 Frances x 3



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 20
Seafire L.III x 8
Wildcat V x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 33
F4U-1D Corsair x 143
F6F-3 Hellcat x 119
F6F-5 Hellcat x 350


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 8 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 2 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VC(F)-76 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VC(F)-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 15 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 15 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 16 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 19 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-82 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-83 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-83 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-85 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 10 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-86 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-86 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers


...safe to say that there wohn't be any "Marianas Turkey shoots" on the menu for allied player here.

Oh well, we will capture the island chain and don't mind if he wants to make an stand there. I have B29's hitting airfields in the region and plenty of firepower available.



Russia


The main battles rage at Yenki. This is the latest ground offensive launched by the russians...

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Ground combat at Yenki (110,44)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 137343 troops, 3100 guns, 2434 vehicles, Assault Value = 4100

Defending force 64147 troops, 872 guns, 643 vehicles, Assault Value = 1636

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 3877

Japanese adjusted defense: 5605

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 2)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
3970 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 337 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 95 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 41 disabled
Guns lost 77 (7 destroyed, 70 disabled)
Vehicles lost 70 (14 destroyed, 56 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
7848 casualties reported
Squads: 401 destroyed, 615 disabled
Non Combat: 44 destroyed, 187 disabled
Engineers: 37 destroyed, 111 disabled
Guns lost 269 (49 destroyed, 220 disabled)
Vehicles lost 176 (52 destroyed, 124 disabled)


Assaulting units:
300th Rifle Division
259th Tank Brigade
39th Rifle Division
231st Rifle Division
105th Rifle Division
144th Rifle Division
208th Tank Brigade
371st Rifle Division
184th Rifle Division
72nd Mechanized Brigade
159th Rifle Division
215th Rifle Division
76th Tank Brigade
75th Tank Brigade
210th Tank Brigade
59th Rifle Division
1st Ussurii Tank Brigade
22nd Rifle Division
393rd Rifle Brigade
40th Rifle Division
42nd Mechanized Brigade
29th Rifle Brigade
77th Tank Brigade
72nd Tank Brigade
46th Engr-Sapper Brigade
283rd Guards Mortar Regiment
60th Anti-Tank Brigade
2nd Far East Front
1634th AA Regiment
26th/42nd Gd.Mortar Regiment
2nd/307th Gd.Mortar Regiment
53rd Mortar Brigade
61st Anti-Tank Brigade
87th Howitzer Regiment
182nd Howitzer Regiment
386th Howitzer Regiment

Defending units:
124th Division
230th Division
1st SP Gun Battalion
120th Division
126th Division
128th Division
123rd Ind.Mixed Bde /1
13th JAAF Base Force
22nd Field AA Machinecannon Company
57th Field AA Battalion
38th Ind. Engineer Regiment
34th Const Co
5th Army
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
6th Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
30th Mortar Battalion
4th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
23rd Field AA Machinecannon Company
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Area Army
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
39th Field AA Battalion
4th RF Gun Battalion
22nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th Machine Cannon AA Battalion
31st RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
28th Field AA Machinecannon Company
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Engineer Construction Battalion
27th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment


Hopefully we can wrap up this city soon...

Elsewhere things have been somewhat quiet. Just small skirmishes not worthy of going into details...




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January 1946 - 2/27/2013 7:01:45 AM   
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Pacific (January 1st 1946)


Japan


We should be able to start large scale bombing runs in late january or february.

In the meantime we keep the moderate campaign ongoing...


Philippines



No major naval nor air battles to report.

I have kept sweeping Manila and few other bases in this region but Dave has not committed his fighters / bombers.

On the ground the siege of Cagayan should soon be over which is good news.


China


ZzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz........


Burma


Victoria Point is now liberated. Very happy to get this sorted out since it has large airfield and decent port facilities.

Allied troops are now fighting at Surat Thani in northern Malaya peninsula.

Overall the forces are making steady progress...


CenPac / South Pacific


The operations at Marianas continue. Now that the allied have seized Guam the focus has shifted towards Saipan.

We have landed the initial troops and the battle will commence next turn...

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Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 12874 troops, 147 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 492

Defending force 31822 troops, 658 guns, 940 vehicles, Assault Value = 1095

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



Assaulting units:
49th Division
133rd AA Regiment
Saipan Naval Fortress
5th Base Force

Defending units:
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
41st Infantry Div /7
1st Regiment
96th Infantry Div /6
193rd Tank Battalion
112th Cavalry Regiment
19th Infantry Regiment
4th USMC Tank Bn /3
422nd Rocket Field Artillery Battalion
18th Marine Defense Battalion
421st Rocket Field Artillery Battalion
201st USAAF Base Force
Sixth US Army
V US Amphib Corps
251st USN Base Force /4


..we shall see how many days / weeks these stubborn Japanese can hold their lines.

The japanese airforce has made few runs againts our shipping conducting these operations but have not hit any major vessels in the area.

No sign off any Japanese naval assets either... it seems Dave has them parked somewhere around the home islands.


Russia


The intel indicates that Japanese are moving fresh troops towards Yenki. Currently 69 enemy units present.

I have ordered bombardment assault next turn to evaluate the situation there.

Japanese have also launched major airstrikes towards Vladivostok port/airfield. There has been hundreds of bombers in action and japanese are slowly gaining upper hand here.

We will make this costly as possible though...




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RE: January 1946 - 3/6/2013 5:06:56 PM   
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Japan


Nothing major to report yet...


Philippines


We have finally conquered Cagayan. Those were some stubborn japanese soldiers defending the base.

Now time to clear out the rest of the enemy forces in Mindanado...


China


ZzzzzZzzzZzzzzz....


Burma


The allied reinforcements have now arrived into Surat Thani and assault is ordered. I don't expect this base to hold on for long.

Allied forces have also moved further south into Thailand. We should arrive into Kompong Chhnang within next couple of days...


CenPac / South Pacific


The japanese have hold off few allied assaults at Saipan. However these defenders are doomed...

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Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27103 troops, 656 guns, 722 vehicles, Assault Value = 955

Defending force 15095 troops, 225 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 296

Allied adjusted assault: 621

Japanese adjusted defense: 1289

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 8)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1159 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 10 (3 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
521 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 102 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 32 (3 destroyed, 29 disabled)
Vehicles lost 34 (2 destroyed, 32 disabled)


Assaulting units:
19th Infantry Regiment
193rd Tank Battalion
96th Infantry Division
112th Cavalry Regiment
41st Infantry Division
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
1st Regiment
4th USMC Tank Bn /3
201st USAAF Base Force
Sixth US Army
421st Rocket Field Artillery Battalion
V US Amphib Corps
422nd Rocket Field Artillery Battalion
18th Marine Defense Battalion
251st USN Base Force

Defending units:
142nd Div /1
49th Division
11th Ind.Mixed Rgt /2
5th Base Force
133rd AA Regiment
Saipan Naval Fortress
14th Nav Gd /2


...as you can see Dave is flying in some extra infantry units and to be honest I don't mind that at all.

Allied will arrive at Tinian also shortly so I'am expecting to have all of three bases occupied by end of january 1946.

The landings at Tinian will commence within next few days.


Russia


Nothing major to report. Dave have actually done very good job here since I need to rest some of my russian troops.

Just few minor ground battles in northern Russia where we are clearing out some nuisance units...

Japanese airforce have continued their large scale airstrikes againts Vladivostok.




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Japan

The first waves of B29's have been hitting japanese industrial targets. These bomber squadrons are flying out of Marianas.

There has been additional A-bomb dropped into Tokyo. The capital is reportedly severely damaged.

Philippines


This theatre of operations has been losing some steam lately.

The allied side have now secured Mindanado and there are no significant Japanese forces reported outside of Luzon.

At the moment things remain calm...

China

ZzzzzzzzzzzzZzzzzzzzzz... simply not enough supplies to do large scale offensives. Dave seems to have moved a lot of troops into Manchuko area.

Burma

The allied forces have made significant progress here.

Thailand is now 90% liberated with british troops holding Saigon.

The advance towards Singapore is temporarily halted Nakhon Si Thammarat. This will be temporary and additional troops are enroute towards the area.

Overall we are making good progress here.

CenPac / South Pacific

The main Marianas islands are now seized and fully operational. (Saipan, Tinian and Guam)

Ground battles rage at Rota and there few operational enemy bases further up the island chain.

The B29's have already made their first visits from this area.

Russia


The additional Japanese reinforcements from Chinese theatre have halted the Russian bear.

Actually both sides have lost some steam and only minor ground battles are raging in deserts.

We shall see whether we are able to make progress here. It wohn't definately be easy.




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Japan

Allied forces have dropped A-bombs into Tokyo and Osaka.

The B29 squadrons are at full swing but are taking casualties due not having fighter escorts.

Overall the Japanese homeland are taking a beating...

Russia

I have tried to push through the japanese perimeter at Yenki and Harbin.

Unfortunately the japanese have held their line and repulsed the efforts.

Dave made an good move by moving divisions in northern russia and thus hampering the supply routes.

Also japanese airforce have been too much for the russians to handle...


Philippines

There has not been much action here. Occasional large scale air to air combats at Leyte Gulf and over Manila.

I have 4-5 solid airfields in this region so life for the japanese is not easy.

The last operation in this theatre is on it's way and it is called "battleaxe".

Lets see how that one goes...


China


I really haven't been able to launch the major offensive here as I wanted.

Simply because there are not enough supplies to sustain such a big push forward and japanese forces are well fortified.

On the same note I doubt Dave have the supplies or forces to do anything major in last weeks either.


Burma


Allied forces continue their push into Malaya peninsula and have now reached and liberated Singora.

The goal to liberate Singapore is not going to happen with the closing towards an end.

Japanese repulsed allied forces out of Cam Rahn Bay by unloading additional forces there.

Bulk of Thailand is on allied hads though...


CenPac / South Pacific / Aleutians


Not much happening in either of these places.

Mostly supply convoys moving supplies and fuel forward to feed the allied armies in the frontlines.

No active operations scheduled here for last couple of weeks.




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RE: May 1946 - 6/30/2013 3:05:37 PM   
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Very cool! But I always thought the game went through March '46 only?? How long does it let you continue?

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Wasn't it August 1946?

Seems to be scenario-specific. E.g. Scen 1 has 1634 day-turns.

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ORIGINAL: Sardaukar

Wasn't it August 1946?

Seems to be scenario-specific. E.g. Scen 1 has 1634 day-turns.

I don't know, but obviously my prior impression was wrong.

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RE: May 1946 - 6/30/2013 6:56:43 PM   
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ORIGINAL: witpqs


quote:

ORIGINAL: Sardaukar

Wasn't it August 1946?

Seems to be scenario-specific. E.g. Scen 1 has 1634 day-turns.

I don't know, but obviously my prior impression was wrong.

I believe they are playing Scenario 14 Downfall, which goes to Sept. 1, 1946. NOT

Edit: Correction, I looked at page 1 and they are playing Scenario 1 GC. Got them mixed up with another AAR doing Downfall that has been absent for some time now. Might have been AcePylut?

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RE: May 1946 - 6/30/2013 8:57:06 PM   
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Hi guys!

I think this game will finish in "3 weeks time"... meaning that june 1st is the THE END day!

Just enough time to land at Luzon and establish frontline there. Hopefully Dave will move his naval assets forward so we shall see one big "BOOM" before the end.

This is scenario 1 PBEM game so no mods or anything else in that matter.

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RE: May 1946 - 7/1/2013 4:02:06 PM   
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It's great to see PBEM game going to so late date!

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RE: May 1946 - 7/9/2013 7:15:43 AM   
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Sardaukar: Thanks! It has been a long journey and pretty pleased that this will be my 2nd PBEM to actually finish in AE.

How is life at Malta?


Pacific (May 25th 1946)



Japan


Allied B29 bombers have hit several cities around the japanese mainland. (Kobe, Gifu, Tokyo etc)

Despite the stubborn resistance and heavy losses we are taking the economy out piece by piece.


Russia


The russian troops are still trying to push through at Yenki.

Elsewhere the frontlines are on stalemate status...


Philippines



Allied 4E bombers have shutdown the airfield at Manila.

The last big naval invasion has occured when troops landed at Legaspi.

We now have firm foothold in Luzon and are moving ahead towards Naga.

Oddly the japanese did not commit naval assets here to defend the main island.

There just some motorboats and couple of destroyers.

No sign of KB either.. it has not been seen in months. Whether they are out fuel of just hiding is anyones guess...


China


ZzzzzzzzzZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....


Burma


Japanese BB TF visited Singora and bombarded the town. This TF was lead by BB Yamamoto.

Also there seems to be some sort of an japanese counterstrike brewing south of Singora.

That suits me just fine since my mainforce is just entering Malaya peninsula and are itching for an fight.


CenPac / South Pacific / Aleutians


ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzZZzzzZZZZZZZZZzzz...




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The END 1946 - 7/10/2013 6:22:31 AM   
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The end date has arrived in this PBEM!

Nothing really to report from the final days. We did push with city bombings, seized Naga and were looking for one final CV duel.

Unfortunately I went towards Iwo Jima / Okinawa when the carriers were near Brunei.

It actually feels good to have completed two PBEM games with this AE monster.

First off thanks again to Dave. This is not the first encounter we did finish off. It takes a lot from your PBEM partner to stick around until the end!

Also it does require somewhat similar personalities to talk some things through when the issues arise. As said hats off to him an true gentleman!

I will be open for an rematch if Dave wants to go around the 2nd time...

Really big thanks to all the readers. My apologies that I did not have the time to update the AAR as much as I would in later years but I did receive a lot of soid tips.

Thus thank you all....

How do I feel the game went...

The submarine warfare is way off. I don't know whether they have made adjustments in later patches to it but really they should since ASW is brutal.

China is an mess.. truly is but thankfully did not lose the whole country despite starting on early.

You always need luck with dice rolls and I feel a bit unlucky with CV encounters we had in this game.

I did manage to push further into Malaya / Thailand than in our previous encounters. Also managed to gain solid foothold in CenPac.

I could have bombed the oilfields in this at DEI but chose not to do so. That was 50/50 call an might to otherwise in rematch.

I did not land at japanese home islands. (Last time around I did manage to capture couple of cities).. so that did not deliver.

The bombing campaign was taking its toll and doubt japanese economy could have hold out much longer before completely crumbling into dust.

I did not play as well with the Soviets as I would have liked to. Lessons learned here... but I did put up an fight as did my opponent.

Overall though I would grade my game vs Dave with 8- number.

Most importantly though this was an journey with it's up and downs. I do not play for points.. never have and never will.. the journey is the most important factor.

I do hope the people following the encouter enjoyed the ride... now I will post few screenshots from last day of the war.

As said thank you Dave.. and I'am definately up for an REMATCH if you want to go another round...!

You sir are one tough oppponent to crack!




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RE: The END 1946 - 7/10/2013 6:23:23 AM   
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The map...




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Allied ships sunk...




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RE: The END 1946 - 7/10/2013 6:25:15 AM   
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