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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 12/22/2011 8:16:16 PM   
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Hm, something like that CT!
I think Andy had to few surface combat TFs that swept Port Blair before the large amph group went in.
Unbalanced forces and things like this may happen...!

All Army level bombers carry full bomb load when naval bombing from low altitude, if it should be different devs have overseen it.

Not much this turn, enemy ships retreating from Andaman Islands.
Numerous bombing missions and only our naval bombers in the SRA find unprotected convoys to pound from low altitude.
I don't have many low level naval squadrons but have now deployed 4-5 of maybe only 6-7.

No idea how many troops Andy lost, probably 2-3-4 thousand troops from 2-3 divisions?
There is no lack of ground sloggers in Allied inventory, naval ships to cover the entire Pacific theatre on the other hand.

CL Yahagi had 27 major flooding, pumped out all other water at Rabaul and set course towards Truk.
Next day flooding was 52 - returning to Rabaul 3 hexes away; ship sank before arriving there
Crap dmg control....

May be some days until next post as the Hollidays are coming up!
Same to you Kresimir, have a nice one


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 05, 44

Air Combat

Morning Air attack on TF, near Wessel Islands at 86,126
Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N1 Jill x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N1 Jill: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Edmund G. Ross, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
xAK Hoihow, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B6N1 Jill bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Wessel Islands at 83,125
Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 2,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Gamaria, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
xAK Empire Rani, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Wessel Islands at 86,126
Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 4,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK John A. Rawlins, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Hoihow, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
DD Stronghold

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 46,58
Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 11
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Fujinami

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 5 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Hunting High & Low




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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 12/22/2011 8:51:16 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PzB


CL Yahagi had 27 major flooding, pumped out all other water at Rabaul and set course towards Truk.
Next day flooding was 52 - returning to Rabaul 3 hexes away; ship sank before arriving there
Crap dmg control....

May be some days until next post as the Hollidays are coming up!
Same to you Kresimir, have a nice one



Damn, its another proof of Grand Allied Conspiracy!!!!

Poor old Yahagi - she was sunk by U.S. carrier-based aircraft in June 1945 - its not historical!!!!

Perhaps i missed something, but werent Yahagi Tanaka's favourite flag ship?!

good ol' Tanaka!









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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 12/22/2011 9:26:20 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PzB
CL Yahagi had 27 major flooding, pumped out all other water at Rabaul and set course towards Truk.
Next day flooding was 52 - returning to Rabaul 3 hexes away; ship sank before arriving there
Crap dmg control....

Did you use "cruise" speed? With damaged ships, I've had good success if they are set to cruise. Mission speed will always sink them for me.

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 12/22/2011 10:26:58 PM   
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*sigh* I wanted to read an AAR and the first thing I see are boobze...... Well at least she is attractive.

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 12/22/2011 10:41:40 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gräfin Zeppelin

*sigh* I wanted to read an AAR and the first thing I see are boobze...... Well at least she is attractive.


Yep, being a wargamer fangirl is a tough row to hoe. But we are glad that you are here. Sometimes you just got to ignore us and look the other way...

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 12/23/2011 4:31:55 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gräfin Zeppelin

*sigh* I wanted to read an AAR and the first thing I see are boobze...... Well at least she is attractive.


Could be worse. At least the game itself isn't filled with scantily clad warrior maidens.

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 12/23/2011 8:17:59 AM   
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Then either something is wrong in your game or in mine because in mine, none of my non attack bombers carry full load when attacking below 6000ft. Now you are attacking at 100ft and I never go below 1000ft, perhaps at 100ft it doesn't do what it should be. Anyway, I know for sure that any bombers level bombing below 6000ft should NOT carry full bomb load but reduced load.



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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 12/23/2011 9:10:44 AM   
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Dunno whats up Castor, she is clearly carrying two bombs in a Type 19 bikini and not four.


(sorry, couldnt resist and now I feel dirty )

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 12/23/2011 9:54:13 AM   
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So Andy tried his luck at the Adamans finally.  Well, was about time.  The question is, will he come back quickly, and with what, or what else?  Otherwise he could either bypass the islands, and hit somewhere on the West coast of Sumatra, or cancel all ops in this theater until ground combat in Burma can resume.   I doubt his nature is in line with the latter. 
Anyway, great job!  Your preparations have really payed off.

Merry Christmas and enjoy a great holiday break!  And thanks for having gone thru the pains to write this AAR all year long!  A perfect daily read, definitely better than my newspaper.

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 12/23/2011 10:12:57 AM   
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What are you talking about guys?!


Lets back to the game .


Castor, dont be so harsh about Andy. I guess he doesnt have enough naval assests to provide cover for failed invasion. Where is his fleet? Pacific?

I guess he tried suprise, sudden invasion on Port Blair, but as we all saw he misculcated PzBs capabilities - once again.


I know its Christmas time, PzB, but if you find spare time for informing us about logistics:

- whats the current situation with navy (upgrades, new CVs, Tachibana class...etc)
- whats going on with r&d (which type you prefere most)
- current status of oil, supply and resources (do you have enough to run your eco and feed
all hungry mouths in Japan war machine?)


PS.

Gräfin Zeppelin, nice picture!


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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 12/23/2011 12:55:37 PM   
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sorry but in Andy`s case you can't be harsh enough anymore. We have told him in his AAR he has to stop these unsupported "let's pack some troops on ships and move them over the ocean to land them somewhere" operations where he loses halve of the ships all the time to get a non important base 10000 miles away from Japan often enough but like I've said, he doesn't listen, he doesn't learn. There is a good reason why he has no cover for this invasion, because he has done so many borked assault before when he was often enough told already he shouldn't do it the way he does all the time.

This is no attempt on taking away PzB victories or his ability to teach Andy a lesson 9 out of 10 times Andy tries to do something but the way Andy is moving forward even the AI would slap him. All it has needed here at Port Blair was LBA. Wow, an absolute genius strategic move to have some LBA in the area. How can one do such an operation and not expect to lose a myriad of ships? But hey, you may take Port Blair then. Port Blair????

It's like I've said some time ago, as soon as Andy will move his "carrier fleet" (the remains of what an Allied commander should have at this stage of the war) into an area where PzB can use a couple of big overlapping airbases he will finish off all of Andy's remaining dreams to do an offensive because that will be the end of what is left of Allied carrier strenght. This campaign will end in the inevitable defeat of the Allied fleet and I guess this will happen within the next 6-10 months. Kudos to PzB!

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/2/2012 6:53:50 PM   
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Happy New Year gents - and Fraülein!
- Heard a rumor that there was a girl or two on the WitP forums, but this is the first firm evidence; welcome you are!
Seems like you gave poor Kresimir a bad conscience, his Xmas Geisha has been removed!

Yeah, Yahagi went down cruising backwards :p)

Andy is doing what he feels he have to do.
With good planning he can land lots of force before I will be able to retaliate.
I do try to have fast reaction forces ready for most exposed bases though, even a small force can cause lots of harm to a lightly defended invasion force.
A little disruption and our airborne samurais can rip them to pieces!

It's a hard road from now on an in; it's especially hard to procure supplies in AE despite my careful handling of production.
All non-vital factories have been shut down; not produced an A6M5 in months as I consider them obsolete.
Plan is to replace them with SAM fighters in a years time. I'm mostly researching the A7 SAM...the Grace will come into production in 1-2 months and replace our
nerfed Judy's.

Shipyards are working 24-7 though, strain will go down soon as our last fleet carriers have almost been completed, see screen.
Lots of major upgrades of Combined Fleet, e.g. CVE Taiyo gets radar and a decent AA suite. Takes 40 days!

We're also increasing the number of destroyers - a major weak spot. In a few months the destroyer ratio vs heavy ships should become better.
Then I will concentrate on getting as many radar equipped subs ready as possible. I've halted all silly and expensive transport subs.

Supply / Oil / Fuel wise we should be able to hang on throughout the war but I'm finding it very challenging to find enough supplies to distribute throughout the Empire.
Twice a month convoys sail from Tokyo and the local resourced in the SRA supply the minor bases there. Burma is a sink hole though...eats 120k or more a month.

We are getting a lot of LCU reinforcements; this is important as they can secure our well fortified bases and allow me to place the assault divisions in reserve and use them to counterattack with.
The more time we gain, the harder the road becomes for Allies...that's why Andy has to try, no matter the risk & cost.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 06, 44

Don't have many expendable resources - the midgets are but not very effective.
Scored a hit on a burning troop transport...dud!-(

Sub Attacks

Submarine attack near Rangoon at 54,54

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-52

Allied Ships
xAK Samteviot, on fire, heavy damage

xAK Samteviot is sighted by SSX Ha-52
SSX Ha-52 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Samteviot
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Submarine attack near Rangoon at 54,54

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-51, hits 7, heavy damage

Allied Ships
AM Kyber

SSX Ha-51 is sighted by escort
Ha-51 bottoming out ....
AM Kyber fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Kyber fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Kyber fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Kyber fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Kyber attacking submerged sub ....
SSX Ha-51 forced to surface!
AM Kyber firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Kyber firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 54,54

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-50

Allied Ships
AM Kyber

SSX Ha-50 is sighted by escort
Ha-50 bottoming out ....
AM Kyber fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Kyber fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 54,54

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-52, hits 8, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DE Kistna

SSX Ha-52 is sighted by escort
DE Kistna fails to find sub, continues to search...
DE Kistna attacking submerged sub ....
Large oil slick appears over area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub

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Air Combat

Morning Air attack on Gasmata , at 103,127
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 9
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 5 damaged

Runway hits 15

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 4000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58
Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Mosquito FB.VI x 15
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 18
B-24J Liberator x 29
B-25C Mitchell x 9
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 15

No Allied losses

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

Airbase supply hits 1

Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking Port Blair ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking Port Blair ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...

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Ground Combat

We start reducing the airborne troops in Port Blair.
Our small garrison of worn down defenders at Salamua defeats another major shock attack.
It's amazing we manage to hang on - supplies trickle in by barge and the LCUs are attacked from the air constantly.

Ground combat at Port Blair (46,58)
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13448 troops, 131 guns, 33 vehicles, Assault Value = 479
Defending force 5100 troops, 97 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 236

Japanese adjusted assault: 129
Allied adjusted defense: 61

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
301 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled

Allied ground losses:
314 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
53rd Division
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th Air Division
19th Field AA Machinecannon Company

Defending units:
77th Chindit Bde /2
50th Indian Para Brigade
111th Chindit Bde /1
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Ground combat at Salamaua (98,127)
Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 10171 troops, 219 guns, 198 vehicles, Assault Value = 333
Defending force 4454 troops, 61 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 96

Allied adjusted assault: 128

Japanese adjusted defense: 112
Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker: op mode(-), shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
330 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
263 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
Americal Infantry Division
503rd Parachute Rgt /1

Defending units:
1st Infantry Regiment
9th Garrison Unit
I/66th Naval Guard Unit
55th Mountain Gun Regiment

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Andamans - Burma / Industry - Production




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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/2/2012 9:17:31 PM   
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I have not looked at the Japanese production for a while so perhaps someone could confirm that:

The HI Req number for Engines should be divided by 30 (as in days in a month) to be comparable with the other numbers, right?

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/14/2012 8:18:39 PM   
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Almost 2 weeks since the last update. How are things?

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/15/2012 3:34:43 PM   
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Turns have been a bit slow lately and now a lot of action worth mentioning - but that changes today.
- A quick summary; enemy finally captured Salamua and our troops retreated in a bugged line towards Lae. There shouldn't be a path between Salamua and Lae (sea only).
Shouldn't be an issue but I told Andy that I didn't expect his troops to swim after them..!-)

We also hit and sank half a dozen transports near Darwin.
Allies are bombing Port Blair and bases in southern New Guinea region.

I have "posed" a few TFs of AKL supply ships south of Port Blair, counting on a reaction by Allies.
At the same time 2 large supply TFs have been unloading at Bangkok (were we got 600 fighters).
- Today we got the desired results, hundreds of Allied bombers attacked our almost empty transports at Bangkok.

For a loss of ca 40 fighters and 5 pilots KIA we brought down ca 170 enemy fighters and bombers including 85 Thuds and many elite B-25s.
This was a good day!

Ginger, need someone of the production guys to confirm your question!

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 11, 44

Sub Attacks

ASW attack near Port Blair at 47,58

Japanese Ships
SS I-170

Allied Ships
PT-468

SS I-170 is sighted by escort
Sub escapes detection
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Sub attack near Port Blair at 47,58

Japanese Ships
SS I-170, hits 8

Allied Ships
DD Charrette
DD Vendetta

SS I-170 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Charrette
I-170 diving deep ....
DD Vendetta fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Vendetta fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Vendetta attacking submerged sub ....
DD Vendetta attacking submerged sub ....
DD Vendetta is out of ASW ammo
DD Vendetta fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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ASW attack near Great Nicobar at 42,67

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 36
E Tobui
PB Kiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sand Lance, hits 2

SS Sand Lance is sighted by escort
Sand Lance diving deep ....
E Tobui attacking submerged sub ....
PB Kiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Tobui attacking submerged sub ....
PB Kiko Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
E Tobui fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Tobui fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Tobui fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Surface Combat

Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Blair at 46,58, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-871
MTB G-872
MTB G-873, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Redoubt
DD Rocket

Task forces break off...
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Port Blair at 46,58, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-871, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-872, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
PT-305
PT-468
PT-492
PT-495
PT-497
PT-522
PT-527
PT-528
PT-529

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Air Combat

Morning Air attack on 50th Indian Para Brigade, at 46,58 (Port Blair)
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 25
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 26

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 3000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Mosquito FB.VI x 15
Thunderbolt I x 7
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
B-24J Liberator x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 9
B-25H Mitchell x 16
P-38J Lightning x 9
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 49
P-51B Mustang x 11
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1 Rex: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

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

Runway hits 16
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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 27
B-24J Liberator x 26
P-38J Lightning x 10
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1 Rex: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
PV-1 Ventura: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 8
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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 10

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 53rd Division, at 46,58 (Port Blair)
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 31
P-51B Mustang x 12

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disable
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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 18

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24D1 Liberator laying Mk 13 Mine from 6000 feet
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 11
J2M3 Jack x 11
N1K1-J George x 74
Ki-84a Frank x 151

Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 7
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 14
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Avenger II: 4 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 5 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 4 destroyed
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 8
J2M3 Jack x 10
N1K1-J George x 73
Ki-84a Frank x 143

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 3
SBD-5 Dauntless x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 5 destroyed
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 5
J2M3 Jack x 6
N1K1-J George x 71
Ki-84a Frank x 134

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
B-25D1 Mitchell x 5
B-25G Mitchell x 3
B-25H Mitchell x 9
B-25J1 Mitchell x 3
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 14
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 18
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 9
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M2 Jack: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 destroyed
B-25G Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25J1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 4 destroyed
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 5 destroyed
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 damaged
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Daido Maru
xAK Taifuku Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Alaska Maru
xAK Kyoto Maru
xAK Sumanoura Maru
xAK Ikoma Maru
xAK Koto Maru
xAK Maya Maru
xAK Tsukuba Maru
xAK Akasisan Maru
xAK Iburi Maru

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 2
J2M3 Jack x 4
N1K1-J George x 59
Ki-84a Frank x 111

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 3 destroyed
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 2
J2M3 Jack x 2
N1K1-J George x 54
Ki-84a Frank x 101

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 8
B-25D1 Mitchell x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 3 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Imizu Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 2
J2M3 Jack x 2
N1K1-J George x 40
Ki-84a Frank x 61

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Taifuku Maru, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 2
J2M3 Jack x 2
N1K1-J George x 32
Ki-84a Frank x 42

Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Sumanoura Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 10 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 2
J2M3 Jack x 2
N1K1-J George x 31
Ki-84a Frank x 36

Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Koto Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 10 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 2
J2M3 Jack x 2
N1K1-J George x 30
Ki-84a Frank x 36

Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Maya Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 10 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 8
J2M3 Jack x 10
N1K1-J George x 62
Ki-84a Frank x 120

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 24
B-25C Mitchell x 6
B-25D1 Mitchell x 10
B-25H Mitchell x 9
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 6
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 93
F6F-3 Hellcat x 4
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 25
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt I: 4 destroyed
B-25C Mitchell: 2 destroyed
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed
B-25H Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 7 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 5 damaged
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Tasmania Maru
xAK Akasisan Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Asahisan Maru
xAK Imizu Maru
xAK Daido Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Tateisi Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Seian Maru
xAK Kozan Maru
xAK Yamagata Maru
xAK Osaka Maru

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Akasisan Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese AP
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Tateisi Maru
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 6
J2M3 Jack x 9
N1K1-J George x 60
Ki-84a Frank x 107

Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Avenger II: 2 destroyed
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 6
J2M3 Jack x 9
N1K1-J George x 60
Ki-84a Frank x 107

Allied aircraft
B-25G Mitchell x 3
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 19
F4F-4 Wildcat x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25G Mitchell: 2 destroyed
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 4 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 5 destroyed
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 6
J2M3 Jack x 8
N1K1-J George x 57
Ki-84a Frank x 90

Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Akasisan Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 10 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Akasisan Maru

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Ground Combat

Ground combat at Port Blair (46,58)
Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 13155 troops, 131 guns, 33 vehicles, Assault Value = 448
Defending force 5092 troops, 97 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 215

Japanese adjusted assault: 112
Allied adjusted defense: 177

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1034 casualties reported
Squads: 34 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 8 (7 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
221 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
53rd Division
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
5th Air Division
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
19th Field AA Machinecannon Company

Defending units:
50th Indian Para Brigade
111th Chindit Brigade
77th Chindit Bde /2

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/16/2012 3:52:46 AM   
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Thats one grim toll of good allied airframes there , those thuds will be missed sorely by Andy. I wonder why they are escorting bombers to Bangkok when they really should be flying over port blair and the bombers hammering you there. Still its always nice to be given a gift horse when one is offered.

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/16/2012 4:44:27 AM   
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PzB,

Are you able to produce the Sam fighter in 6/44? If not when do you expect to see it come on line? We are having a discussion in Greyjoy's AAR about how quickly Japan can advance her fighters, as we have noticed that Rader is producing the Sam in mid 44 and that seems a bit early. I suggested we check with you as you seem to have about as firm a grip on Japanese production as anyone.

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/16/2012 3:15:55 PM   
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(sorry, couldnt resist and now I feel dirty )


now YOU feel dirty?? this all boys club grosses me out all the time, even all their avatars are kinda intimidating they look alot better than me.....






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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/16/2012 8:33:48 PM   
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Andy put his Thuds on escort...if the bombers had targets in Andamans they would have followed there.
Since they went to Bangkok which was closer they followed there instead. The ability to specify escort zones is a costly one indeed.

6/44 I would say that 3-4 months advance is maximum, never had more.
R&D factories hardly procude prototypes before a year or so of the ac's actual entry.
I'm hoping for SAM in May-June 45 - having problems getting numerous factories to produce.

Holy moly, a crying pink pony!

More surprise for Andy this turn: he didn't turn of all his bombers and lost another batch of 100 ac.
We actually brought a KB division to the Andamans; they intercepted bombers and raids there and attacked 2 enemy destroyers.

Tomorrow we're landing our supply and troop convoys in AKLs at Port Blair.
Andy has air mined the place heavily, so going to cost us!

Still, the going is good for now.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 12, 44

Sub Attacks

Sub attack near Car Nicobar at 43,62

Japanese Ships
xAKL Columbia Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch 43
xAKL Nagaragawa Maru
xAKL Momoyama Maru
xAKL Kidokawa Maru
xAKL Buyo Maru
xAKL Nitiyu Maru
xAKL Natsukawa Maru
xAKL Meiko Maru
xAKL Indus Maru
xAKL Hinko Maru
xAKL Batavia Maru
PB Teibo Maru #2
PB Yokae Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sirdar

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

SS Sirdar launches 6 torpedoes at xAKL Columbia Maru
PB Teibo Maru #2 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Yokae Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yokae Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yokae Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yokae Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yokae Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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ASW attack near Car Nicobar at 44,61

Japanese Ships
DD Amagiri
CL Yubari
DD Inazuma
DD Hayanami
DD Akebono
DD Uranami
DD Shirayuki

Allied Ships
SS Grunion, hits 1

SS Grunion launches 2 torpedoes at DD Amagiri
Grunion diving deep ....
DD Akebono fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Amagiri fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Uranami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Shirayuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Uranami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Uranami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Uranami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Uranami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Uranami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Uranami attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub
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Submarine attack near Car Nicobar at 43,62

Japanese Ships
xAKL Columbia Maru, Torpedo hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Tantalus

xAKL Columbia Maru is sighted by SS Tantalus
SS Tantalus launches 6 torpedoes at xAKL Columbia Maru
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ASW attack near Car Nicobar at 44,61

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso
CL Kuma
CL Kinu
CL Yura
DD Kiyonami
DD Naganami
DD Makinami
DD Yugumo
DD Tachekaze
DD Hayashimo
DD Kiyoshimo
DD Asashimo

Allied Ships
SS Grunion, hits 10, heavy damage

SS Grunion is sighted by escort
Grunion diving deep ....
DD Tachekaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hayashimo attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kiyoshimo attacking submerged sub ....
DD Asashimo attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hayashimo fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kiyoshimo fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Asashimo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asashimo attacking submerged sub ....
DD Asashimo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asashimo fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Air Combat

Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 23
A6M5b Zero x 11

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter TF.X x 9
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 28
B-24J Liberator x 24
B-25C Mitchell x 9
P-38J Lightning x 20
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 42
P-51B Mustang x 12
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter TF.X: 4 destroyed
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
P-38J Lightning: 1 destroyed
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 5 destroyed
P-51B Mustang: 1 destroyed

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

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 13

Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking Port Blair ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking Port Blair ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking Port Blair ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 27
A6M5b Zero x 8

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter TF.X x 3
B-25C Mitchell x 9
B-25D1 Mitchell x 18
B-25H Mitchell x 12
B-25J1 Mitchell x 6
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 42
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 34
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 19

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 4 damaged
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 1 damaged

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

Port hits 8

Also attacking 6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking Port Blair ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking 6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking Port Blair ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking 6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 25
A6M5b Zero x 8

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter TF.X x 3
Thunderbolt I x 4
PV-1 Ventura x 12
B-24J Liberator x 23

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PV-1 Ventura: 2 damaged

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking Port Blair ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking Port Blair ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking Port Blair ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 25
A6M5b Zero x 8

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter TF.X x 2
Mosquito FB.VI x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter TF.X: 1 destroyed
Mosquito FB.VI: 6 destroyed, 1 damaged

Also attacking 6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion ...
Also attacking 5th Air Division ...
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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 23
A6M5b Zero x 7

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 10 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Trinkat at 42,63
Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 16
D4Y1 Judy x 25

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Melvin
DD McDermut

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x D4Y1 Judy bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 11
J2M3 Jack x 5
N1K1-J George x 74
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7
Ki-84a Frank x 160

Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Avenger II: 1 destroyed
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 8
J2M3 Jack x 5
N1K1-J George x 74
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 156

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 27
SBD-5 Dauntless x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 10 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 3 destroyed
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 5
J2M3 Jack x 3
N1K1-J George x 71
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 145

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 4
SBD-5 Dauntless x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 4 destroyed

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/16/2012 10:00:35 PM   
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Is that Sen-Baku unit training for kamikaze by any chance?

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/16/2012 10:08:16 PM   
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Yup...rader has started the SAM production in early june 1944.... And they are fast and deadly!

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/16/2012 10:31:02 PM   
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Ah yes, forgot...the Sen Baku is the first fighter-bomber unit.
I'm training it in low naval attack! Can turn Kamikaze later

Mid 44 doesn't quite sound right, honestly anything more than 3-4 months advance could seriously upset game balance.
If I had Sam's on KB now Andy could just go home...!-)


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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/16/2012 10:35:50 PM   
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Ouch! The pain of this operation still hasn't stopped for Andy.

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/17/2012 8:52:13 PM   
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Received a few comments about the air combat over Bangkok;
No, it was not part of the planned reinforcement of Port Blair.
- Andy thought so and why should I deny it. If he thinks me Grand Admiral Thrawn that's fine

As shown on the map; another fat supply convoy is now moving into Bangkok just as the previous one is completing it unload.
140k supplies brought in - Burma theatre devour supplies as I've mentioned before.

Anyway, everyone playing AE knows that naval ac will attack the nearest and juiciest targets.
I've said it a hundred times; we need air zones to determine were to attack and not.

This turn we had numerous skirmishes around Andamans; we sunk and damaged several subs and smaller destroyer type ships.
Our only major loss was a loaded fleet oiler torpedoed to the south.
- Large number of enemy fighters swept Port Blair and PT boats intercepted my ships.
Right, PT boats faar into the ocean without fuel

We still unloaded 5k supplies today and more than 60 small AKLs are hard to stop - all expendables.
Raizo Tanaka personally commanded one of our surface combat TFs that torpedoed and sank an enemy destroyer.
He still hasn't lost it!

We're received the fleet carrier Kasagi at Nagasaki!
In 10 days her sister arrives, great reinforcements


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 13, 44

Surface Combat

Night Time Surface Combat, near Car Nicobar at 43,62, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari, Shell hits 1
DD Hayanami
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma
DD Usugumo
DD Shirayuki

Allied Ships
DD McDermut
DD Melvin, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

Task forces break off...
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Blair at 46,58, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAKL Miyati Maru
xAKL Batavia Maru
xAKL Hinko Maru
xAKL Indus Maru
xAKL Kokuyo Maru
xAKL Kumakawa Maru
xAKL Mitsu Maru #3
xAKL Meiko Maru
xAKL Natsukawa Maru
xAKL Nichizui Maru
xAKL Nissen Maru #2
xAKL Saiko Maru
xAKL Nitiyu Maru
xAKL Sunten Maru
xAKL Buyo Maru
xAKL Hakuyo Maru
xAKL Hanakawa Maru
xAKL Kidokawa Maru
xAKL Momoyama Maru
xAKL Taiyo Maru
PB Tenshin
xAKL Gozan Maru
xAKL Nagaragawa Maru
PB Yokae Maru
SC Ch 43

Allied Ships
PT-305
PT-468
PT-492
PT-495
PT-497
PT-522
PT-527, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
PT-528
PT-529, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

Task forces break off...
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Blair at 46,58, Range 13,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Kiso Maru
SC Ch 12

Allied Ships
PT-305
PT-468
PT-492
PT-495
PT-497
PT-522
PT-527, heavy fires
PT-528

Japanese ASW Combat TF evades combat
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Blair at 46,58, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E Karukaya
xAKL Miiko Maru
xAKL Nissyo Maru
xAKL Oridono Maru
xAKL Shinnan Maru
xAKL Taganoura Maru
xAKL Tensyo Maru
xAKL Tihuku Maru
xAKL Tohuku Maru
xAKL Uragami Maru
xAKL Yosyu Maru
xAKL Kokuei Maru
xAKL Juyo Maru
xAKL Hoko Maru
xAKL Nittatsu Maru
xAKL Miyako Maru
xAKL Yagi Maru
xAKL Shingetsu Maru
xAKL Korei Maru
xAKL Rozan Maru
xAKL Hachirogata Maru
xAKL Gyoun Maru
xAKL Bunzan Maru
xAKL Kikuryu Maru
xAKL Kuramasan Maru
xAKL Junpo Maru
PB Teibo Maru #2
DD Hikokaze

Allied Ships
PT-305, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
PT-468
PT-492
PT-495
PT-497
PT-522
PT-527, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-528, Shell hits 5, and is sunk

Poor visibility due to Rain with 50% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 50% moonlight: 2,000 yards

Task forces break off...
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Little Andaman at 42,57, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami, Shell hits 1
CL Naka
CL Jintsu
DD Arashio
DD Asagumo
DD Yuzuki
DD Katsutade

Allied Ships
DD Evans, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Albert Grant, Shell hits 3

Task forces break off...
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Port Blair at 47,58, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAKL Miyati Maru
xAKL Batavia Maru
xAKL Hinko Maru
xAKL Indus Maru
xAKL Kokuyo Maru
xAKL Kumakawa Maru
xAKL Mitsu Maru #3
xAKL Meiko Maru
xAKL Natsukawa Maru
xAKL Nichizui Maru
xAKL Nissen Maru #2
xAKL Saiko Maru
xAKL Nitiyu Maru
xAKL Sunten Maru
xAKL Buyo Maru
xAKL Hakuyo Maru
xAKL Hanakawa Maru
xAKL Kidokawa Maru
xAKL Momoyama Maru
xAKL Taiyo Maru
PB Tenshin
xAKL Gozan Maru
xAKL Nagaragawa Maru
PB Yokae Maru
SC Ch 43

Allied Ships
PT-468
PT-492
PT-495
PT-497
PT-522

Both Task Forces evade combat

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Sub Attacks

Sub attack near Great Nicobar at 39,68

Japanese Ships
AO Eiho Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Tactician

SS Tactician launches 6 torpedoes at AO Eiho Maru
Tactician diving deep ....
DD Matsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Air Combat

Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 46,58
Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 57 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Avenger II bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 48,58
Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 6 damaged

Allied Ships
DE Kistna, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Charrette
DD Vendetta

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x G3M3 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 42,57
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 33
A6M5b Zero x 10

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 1 destroyed
Liberator B.VI: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CL Naka

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/18/2012 11:24:46 PM   
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After more skirmishing we managed to screen out transports at Port Blair; the light cruiser Yubari got badly shot up single handedly defending a convoy against 2 destroyers.
She should be find though, mostly superficial damage.

We have now unloaded the bulk of an Expeditionary unit and a large Bde; some 240 AV in total bringing Port Blair up to 700 AV with 6 forts.
Supplies are up to 24k with another 10k unloading.

It will be much more difficult to capture the place now!


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 14, 44

Sub / ASW Attacks

Enemy subs have been heavily hit by our ASW in the Andamans; numerous damaged and sunk.

ASW attack near Port Blair at 46,58

Japanese Ships
xAKL Mayachi Maru
xAKL Matsutan Maru
DD Takakaze

Allied Ships
SS Bashaw, hits 6

SS Bashaw is sighted by escort
DD Takakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Takakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Takakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Takakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Takakaze attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub
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Sub attack near Port Blair at 46,58

Japanese Ships
DD Usugumo
DD Shirayuki
DD Ikazuchi

Allied Ships
SS Jack, hits 17, and is sunk

SS Jack launches 2 torpedoes at DD Usugumo
DD Shirayuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Usugumo fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shirayuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shirayuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Shirayuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shirayuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shirayuki attacking submerged sub ....
SS Jack forced to surface!
DD Usugumo firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Ikazuchi firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Usugumo firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Ikazuchi firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Usugumo firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Ikazuchi firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Ikazuchi firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Usugumo firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves
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ASW attack near Port Blair at 46,58

Japanese Ships
DD Inazuma
xAKL Kuramasan Maru
xAKL Kikuryu Maru
xAKL Korei Maru
xAKL Hoko Maru
xAKL Juyo Maru
xAKL Kokuei Maru
xAKL Yoshinogawa Maru
xAKL Tainichi Maru
xAKL Oridono Maru
DD Hikokaze

Allied Ships
SS Hoe, hits 6

SS Hoe launches 2 torpedoes at DD Inazuma
Hoe bottoming out ....
DD Hikokaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Inazuma fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hikokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hikokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hikokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hikokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Surface Combat

Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Blair at 46,58, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kazegumo
DD Fujinami
DD Uranami
DD Amagiri, Shell hits 2
DD Akebono

Allied Ships
DD Charrette
DD Vendetta

Task forces break off...
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Port Blair at 46,59, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari, Shell hits 8, on fire
xAKL Miyati Maru, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
xAKL Batavia Maru, Shell hits 1
xAKL Hinko Maru
xAKL Indus Maru, Shell hits 1
xAKL Kokuyo Maru
xAKL Kumakawa Maru
xAKL Mitsu Maru #3
xAKL Meiko Maru
xAKL Natsukawa Maru
xAKL Nichizui Maru
xAKL Nissen Maru #2
xAKL Saiko Maru
xAKL Nitiyu Maru, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Sunten Maru
xAKL Buyo Maru
xAKL Hakuyo Maru
xAKL Hanakawa Maru
xAKL Kidokawa Maru
xAKL Momoyama Maru
xAKL Taiyo Maru
PB Tenshin
xAKL Gozan Maru
xAKL Nagaragawa Maru
PB Yokae Maru, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
SC Ch 43, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Charrette, Shell hits 1
DD Vendetta, Shell hits 2, on fire

Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 14,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Humm, F.O. crosses the 'T'
CL Yubari engages DD Charrette at 14,000 yards
DD Charrette engages PB Yokae Maru at 14,000 yards
DD Charrette engages xAKL Nitiyu Maru at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Vendetta at 11,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Charrette at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Vendetta at 7,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Charrette at 7,000 yards
xAKL Nagaragawa Maru collides with xAKL Nitiyu Maru at 46 , 59
CL Yubari engages DD Vendetta at 7,000 yards
Massive explosion on PB Yokae Maru
DD Charrette engages PB Yokae Maru at 7,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Vendetta at 7,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Charrette at 7,000 yards
DD Charrette engages xAKL Batavia Maru at 7,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Vendetta at 7,000 yards
DD Charrette engages xAKL Nitiyu Maru at 7,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Charrette at 7,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages PB Yokae Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages xAKL Indus Maru at 7,000 yards
xAKL Nagaragawa Maru , xAKL Gozan Maru , xAKL Taiyo Maru ,
xAKL Momoyama Maru , xAKL Kidokawa Maru , xAKL Hanakawa Maru ,
xAKL Hakuyo Maru , xAKL Buyo Maru , xAKL Sunten Maru ,
xAKL Nitiyu Maru , xAKL Saiko Maru , xAKL Nissen Maru #2 ,
xAKL Nichizui Maru , xAKL Natsukawa Maru , xAKL Meiko Maru ,
xAKL Mitsu Maru #3 , xAKL Kumakawa Maru , xAKL Kokuyo Maru ,
xAKL Indus Maru , xAKL Hinko Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Yokae Maru , PB Tenshin
DD Charrette engages SC Ch 43 at 7,000 yards
DD Charrette engages xAKL Miyati Maru at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
xAKL Nagaragawa Maru , xAKL Gozan Maru , xAKL Taiyo Maru ,
xAKL Momoyama Maru screened from combat
- escorted by SC Ch 43
CL Yubari engages DD Charrette at 6,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages PB Yokae Maru at 6,000 yards
xAKL Nagaragawa Maru , xAKL Gozan Maru , xAKL Taiyo Maru ,
xAKL Momoyama Maru , xAKL Kidokawa Maru , xAKL Hanakawa Maru ,
xAKL Hakuyo Maru , xAKL Buyo Maru , xAKL Sunten Maru ,
xAKL Nitiyu Maru , xAKL Saiko Maru , xAKL Nissen Maru #2 screened from combat
- escorted by PB Tenshin
CL Yubari engages DD Vendetta at 6,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Charrette at 6,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages xAKL Indus Maru at 6,000 yards
xAKL Nagaragawa Maru , xAKL Gozan Maru , xAKL Taiyo Maru ,
xAKL Momoyama Maru , xAKL Kidokawa Maru , xAKL Hanakawa Maru ,
xAKL Hakuyo Maru , xAKL Buyo Maru , xAKL Sunten Maru ,
xAKL Nitiyu Maru , xAKL Saiko Maru , xAKL Nissen Maru #2 ,
xAKL Nichizui Maru , xAKL Natsukawa Maru , xAKL Meiko Maru ,
xAKL Mitsu Maru #3 , xAKL Kumakawa Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Yokae Maru , PB Tenshin
CL Yubari engages DD Charrette at 6,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Charrette at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
xAKL Nagaragawa Maru , xAKL Gozan Maru , xAKL Taiyo Maru ,
xAKL Momoyama Maru , xAKL Kidokawa Maru , xAKL Hanakawa Maru ,
xAKL Hakuyo Maru , xAKL Buyo Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Yokae Maru
CL Yubari engages DD Vendetta at 4,000 yards
DD Charrette engages xAKL Batavia Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Charrette engages xAKL Indus Maru at 4,000 yards
Humm, F.O. orders Allied TF to disengage
Task forces break off...
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TF 33 encounters mine field at Port Blair (46,58)

Japanese Ships
DD Shirayuki

1 mine cleared

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Air Combat

Morning Air attack on 36th USN Naval Construction Battalion, at 103,127 (Gasmata)
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 5 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 1000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances x 13

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 3
Kittyhawk IV x 5
Spitfire VIII x 15
Hurricane XIIb x 2
Kittyhawk I x 3
P-38H Lightning x 4
P-38J Lightning x 10
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 44
P-51B Mustang x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 9 destroyed

No Allied losses
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Afternoon Air attack on 36th USN Naval Construction Battalion, at 103,127 (Gasmata)
Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y2 Judy x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y2 Judy: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x D4Y2 Judy bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on 36th USN Naval Construction Battalion, at 103,127 (Gasmata)
Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on 36th USN Naval Construction Battalion, at 103,127 (Gasmata)
Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N1 Jill x 10
N1K1-J George x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B6N1 Jill bombing from 1000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Ground Combat

Ground combat at Gasmata (103,127)
Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 472 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 18
Defending force 30 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 16
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 16 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Gasmata !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
2nd Raiding Rgt /1

Defending units:
36th USN SeaBees /1

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New Britain

Allied troops must be all out of supplies at Gasmata; Andy marched the divsion in to the jungle?
I seized the opportunity and recaptured the place!




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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/21/2012 8:16:43 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PzB

Anyway, everyone playing AE knows that naval ac will attack the nearest and juiciest targets.
I've said it a hundred times; we need air zones to determine were to attack and not.

I would say juiciest first, then nearest.
Considering that even now pilots have trouble in finding what exactly they are supposed to attack (I just read Patton, and he already mentioned two attacks by Hurricanes on his positions), I would opt for only change to include friendly troops as possible target.

quote:

- Large number of enemy fighters swept Port Blair and PT boats intercepted my ships.
Right, PT boats faar into the ocean without fuel

That was surely security forces for freshly conquered base, NOT taking the base have not changed their mission in any way

quote:

We're received the fleet carrier Kasagi at Nagasaki!
In 10 days her sister arrives, great reinforcements

Uuu, 12cm AA Rockets. Does Andy changed them in his private patch? Currently they are not working, because effect is set to 0.


Presence of Allied CVs in south could mean, that there are serious operation in progress. I would bet on those locations, sorted by probability:
- Rabaul
- Kwajalein
- North of Australia

Also, it seems few CVs are missing. Maybe there will be surprise raid in north? Like Midway/Wake/Kuriles.

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/21/2012 1:52:50 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PzB
Ah yes, forgot...the Sen Baku is the first fighter-bomber unit.
I'm training it in low naval attack! Can turn Kamikaze later


PzB, please remember that the availability of units that take the Sen Baku fighter bomber is rather low.
In my game I see only 2 or 3 active daitais that can take them... and those are Chitose/Chiyoda type + 3 in reinforcement queue available only in July/August... so IMHO do not overproduce them.

Also I am kind of shy of changing them, because of no knowledge concerning proper usage... Anybody, any experience with Sen Baku? They work just like a standard medium bomber or rather in quasi diving mode?

BTW: did you notice the early July shave off our navy wings? There are many daitais that are due to withdraw.
How do you intend to cope with it?

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/21/2012 3:16:09 PM   
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Some FOW and FUBAR factors should be allowed in; e.g. aggressivness overruling limitations etc.
But there's a big difference in sending 400 or 40 ac against well protected target.

Allied carriers pounding our isolated troops in Line Islands.
Spotted formation heading west from Christmas today. No doubt Andy will continue his advance in Central Pacific.
I consider Midway - Marshalls - New Britain - Central New Guinea to be likely targets throughout 1944.

When we receive our last carriers we should have 14 fleet, 6 light and 6 escort carriers ready for action.
The 12cmm AA rockets are for celebrating Japanese New Year

Only producing 20 Sen Baku a month, will only equip one unit and a complete set of reserve ac.
Training the unit in low naval attack; will use it to cause havoc on enemy shipping without proper protection.
- Later production will switch to ac type that is more acutely needed.

Our reserves of Frank and Tony fighters are now rising; all first line Army ac types upgraded.
Still got some non-carrier trained Zeke units that awaits upgrade to Jack / George types.

Almost completed unloading at Port Blair; Andy is bombing the place profoundly but now supply leves are back up at 30k+.
Will try to sneak in AKLs whenever possible to keep the levels up.

Andy away for weekend so a little break!

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 15, 44

Sub / ASW Attacks

Our ASW - LAND / SEA have pounded enemy subs in Andaman area.
Our AKLs are worth 2 points and the subs don't even want to expend torps on them, firing at PBs instead!-)


ASW attack near Port Blair at 46,58

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-15

Allied Ships
SS Bashaw, hits 4, heavy damage

SS Bashaw is located by SC CHa-15
Bashaw bottoming out ....
SC CHa-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-15 attacking submerged sub ....
SC CHa-15 is out of ASW ammo
SC CHa-15 is out of ASW ammo
SC CHa-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Sub attack near Little Andaman at 45,61

Japanese Ships
xAKL Rozan Maru
xAKL Kuramasan Maru
xAKL Gyoun Maru
xAKL Miyako Maru
xAKL Taganoura Maru
PB Taiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sturdy

Captain of SS Sturdy elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
Sturdy diving deep ....
PB Taiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Taiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Taiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Taiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Taiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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ASW attack near Little Andaman at 45,61

Japanese Ships
PB Taiko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAKL Gyoun Maru
xAKL Miyako Maru
xAKL Taganoura Maru
PB Nikkai Maru

Allied Ships
SS Albacore, hits 1

SS Albacore launches 2 torpedoes at PB Taiko Maru
PB Nikkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nikkai Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Nikkai Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Nikkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nikkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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ASW attack near Port Blair at 46,58

Japanese Ships
PB Kiso Maru

Allied Ships
SS Hoe, hits 4

SS Hoe is sighted by escort
PB Kiso Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kiso Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kiso Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Kiso Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kiso Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Sub attack near Trinkat at 47,63

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 43
xAKL Nagaragawa Maru
xAKL Gozan Maru
xAKL Hakuyo Maru
xAKL Nichizui Maru
xAKL Kokuyo Maru
xAKL Indus Maru
xAKL Batavia Maru
PB Tenshin

Allied Ships
SS Bang

SS Bang launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 43
PB Tenshin attacking submerged sub ....
PB Tenshin fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tenshin fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tenshin fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tenshin fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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ASW attack near Trinkat at 45,63

Japanese Ships
PB Nikkai Maru, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Kuramasan Maru
xAKL Kikuryu Maru
xAKL Korei Maru
xAKL Tihuku Maru
xAKL Nissyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Taurus

SS Taurus launches 6 torpedoes at PB Nikkai Maru
Taurus diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection

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Enemy Carrier Activity - Central Pacific

The Akitsuku class destroyers will have 485 AA rating after their 7-44 upgrade.
That's light cruiser class; should help complement our lack of heavy escorts.

Allied OPS losses soars as they fly max range strikes against targets like Port Blair.
Problems and damage and they have to ditch in the big drink.





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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/21/2012 8:26:02 PM   
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PzB, your victories give us JFBs hope. If New Britain and Midway are Andy's 1944 targets you are sittin' pretty.

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RE: Enemy assaults Port Blair - 1/21/2012 9:23:43 PM   
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Let's hope he's more ambitious for the fun factor's sake 

Viber: We have withdrawals OFF so no air units are leaving us - I'm slowly drowning in squadrons, especially since KB hasn't been broken yet.



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