Hi cr - How did you manage to land on Java despite him having KB and surely he was able to bring in substantial amounts of LBA? I haree on the ganes's focus on surface combat. Japanese ASW and the a2a model still frustrate me a little bit....still a great game and look at where it's come from!
Things are starting to stir in CentPac.....with the arrival of Executor, Chimera and Bunker Hill to PH phase 1 of the SwPac operations is starting to proceed. Support vessels, assault ships, tankers and CVE's are on their way to Aus. On the 12th August the main CV force will depart PH also bound for Aus.
Quietish elsewhere except the arrival of more troops, supplies and men to SE India in preparation for the Burma offensive.
Should be more exciting updates over the next month or so!
Submarine Warfare -
8 dud/missed attacks.
Not a great start to the month.
SS Growler got things started on the 1st by reportedly sinking AKL Matsutan Maru off Fukue-jima.
SS Sunfish blew up AK Chihaya Maru with 4 torpedoes off Balikpapan.
SS Sawfish left AO Shiretoko heavily damaged with 2 torpedoes off Naha.
On the 5th Growler struck again sinking AKL Fuyukawa Maru off Fukue-jima.
SS Amberjack left AK Hauraki Maru heavily damaged off Soerabaja with 2 torpedoes.
Sorry, have not been paying attention.
Well, I had a good foothold in the Solomons and when I knew KB was busy there, I grabbed Sabang and managed to take Sibolga and Siboret Island. Viperpol reacted like a cornered tiger and I have not gone far from those points but it is a nice foothold and I doubt I can be thrown out. It will keep him busy.......Sabang was the golden nugget as it is a level 9 airfield and really prevents any major portions of the Japanese fleet from passing into the Indian Ocean. We both lost a few light ships but it was a successful operation. It makes good use of the Indian army which is getting very strong.
If Sabang is not heavily defended then it is a must for any Allied player.
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