27 January 42'
As expected China was the major battle area today.
First there is the situation around Loyang, 1800 AV, consisting off 2 divisions, 3 brigades and 2 regiments make short work off the 5 corpses holding open the hex. The casualties speak for themselves.
Japanese ground losses:
2624 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 195 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 101 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
13900 casualties reported
Squads: 198 destroyed, 174 disabled
Non Combat: 466 destroyed, 280 disabled
Engineers: 18 destroyed, 33 disabled
Guns lost 8 (5 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 5
In an interesting twist, he is now leaving Loyang alone and is marching this bunch down to Nanyang, together with another stack coming up from Sinyang. There is 1400 AV in the city, not nearly enough to hold, so I'm retreating here as well. A part of the forces will move Northwest to guard the trail leading West, another part will go North.
A huge army is also marching on Changsha, 1600 AV is just East of the city, another 2200 at the dot hex to the South. Troops are marching down from Ichang as fast as they can. Everything to the South of Changsha is being moved North. There should be enough in the city soon to hold off a direct attack, but there isn't nearly enough to also hold the bases to the West, another encirclement is looming. Map of the situation is coming next post.
In total, there is a minimum of about 6000 AV attacking across China.
One minor piece of good news though, at Kweiteh a corps beats two RGC divisions.
Johore Bahru falls, the siege of Singapore will begin.
His forces are moving at Moulmein, and I'm abandoning all positions at Pegu and Rangoon. An airstrike came in over Pegu, but the AVG and Hurricanes made short work of the escorting Nates.
2 TF spotted that may be heading for the Makassar straight, SigInt gave Balikpapan as a target earlier.
KXII has a dud on a DD of Ternate
Searaven hits and sinks DD Fubuki in the East China Sea, a nice prize.