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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/3/2011 8:10:32 PM   
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Also, you will get all those SSXs, you returned to pool, since they were stuck at 15 days delay. It is repaired together with MTBs.

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ORIGINAL: PzB
Enemy troops were not 100% prepped and took heavy casualties coming ashore!

Damn! Half of division worth was disabled during landing. You should use it somehow...
Very strange composition of this invasion. It seems Andy is preparing to quickly conquer undefended bases in the area, by Para Drops.

What is your HI situation? In 1944 there is gigantic jump in pilot numbers, so better be prepared (or burn all HI before that, to minimize loses ).

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/4/2011 8:45:16 AM   
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Wow PzB, you stopped all those troops with just a Nav Guard unit?

What will happen on those atolls were you have a regiment worth of troops deeply dug in?!

This JFB is drooling ;)

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/7/2011 11:34:07 PM   
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Well, a dug in 100% prepped naval guard unit against a <100% prepped enemy landing force can force a couple of days delay - but that's about it.
The key thumb rule is that battalion should fight battalions, regiments should fight regiments and divisions should fight divisions...
- In the long run the smaller force is doomed to loose with heavy casualties. So landing a 100% prepped division on an atoll with a dug in regiment the regiment will eventually loose unless
support is provided (air - sea - land reinforcements).

There's still something wrong with the "return to pool" function Inq, both midgets and MTBs returned to the pool just dissappear into cyber Pacific

Not much to report in the last few days: turns are slow as weather has been nice and both me and Andy got lots of things going on in RL.
We did bombard Akyab with a heavy surface group, no way to approach without getting spotted so no heavy casualties but I wanted to burn enemy supplies and disrupt as much as possible.
Hoped to catch bombers trying to hit the ships but nothing showed up...a few Beauforts today tangled with local ack ack.

Enemy is continuing to occupy Marquesas, otherwise very quiet - also in Burma. No heavy enemy 4E attacks either.
After our recent victories I'm quite happy to sit back in the rear of the web observing Andy hassling around, trying to come up with new schemes that we can ruin


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 10, 43

Surface Combat

Raider vs. picket?
I sink em were I find em

Day Time Surface Combat, near San Francisco at 203,90, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC Gokoku Maru

Allied Ships
xAK Itria, Shell hits 11, and is sunk

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Sub - ASW Attacks

Heavy damage but could make it back home...no use sending subs against heavily protected convoys in base hexes this late, suicide.

ASW attack near Nuku Hiva at 191,167

Japanese Ships
SS I-177, hits 22, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Clark
DD Sampson
DD Trathen
KV Dundas
AM Velocity
AVD Coos Bay
AVD Chincoteague
AVD Mackinac
APA Bolivar
APA La Salle
APA Sumter
APA George Clymer
APA President Polk
APA Neville
APA American Legion
LSI(L) Dunedin Star
AKA Jupiter
AKA Virgo
AKA Thuban
LSD Belle Grove
LSD Ashland
AKV Hammondsport
xAP Matua
xAP Nairana
xAP Merkur
xAP Katoomba
xAP Rangatira
xAP Kota Inten
xAP Sarpedonia
xAP Lancashire
xAP Devonshire
xAP Golden Eagle
xAP Wakefield
xAK Overseas Lena
xAK Nathaniel Ingersoll
xAK Typhoon
xAK Robin Wentley
DD Scout
DD Van Galen
DD Isaac Sweers
DD Arunta

SS I-177 is sighted by escort
DD Scout fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Van Galen attacking submerged sub ....
DD Isaac Sweers fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arunta fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub

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Air Combat

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bassein at 51,52
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort I x 7

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort I: 4 damaged
Beaufort I: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
CA Kinugasa

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Beaufort I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Ground Combat

Ground combat at Fatu Hiva (192,170)
Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 60 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5
Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Allied adjusted assault: 3
Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)
Allied forces CAPTURE Fatu Hiva !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
2nd USMC Parachute Bn /1

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/8/2011 8:10:36 AM   
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I've been lurking for awhile, thanks for the informative and fun AAR, PzB.

Maybe I use them all wrong, but I wouldn't miss the midget submarines too much anyway. In my war I've sadly realized that the American Turtle from the Revolutionary War had better success than my 20+ Japanese midgets sleeping at the bottom of the Pacific. At least the Turtle penetrated the harbor...

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/8/2011 10:30:47 AM   
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quote:

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There's still something wrong with the "return to pool" function Inq, both midgets and MTBs returned to the pool just dissappear into cyber Pacific

Well, 15 days is 15 days. Lets wait another week, and see. Otherwise it will be bug report needed. I am sure I had SSXs returned in Guadalcanal, so it can be some error with production on.

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Raider vs. picket?
I sink em were I find em

Day Time Surface Combat, near San Francisco at 203,90, Range 19,000 Yards

Cearly Allies have TOO MUCH transports. Is it really near San Francisco? Who would waste ships to put pickets there? Is Andy afraid of KB raid on USA coast (not that it will be not worth, woth 2 CVs taking repairs in base )?

Anyway, Allied number of sorties again is much smaller, than Japanese. Possibly most CVs are under repair.
Are those new Japanese CVs ariive with full complement of pilots?

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/9/2011 8:56:31 PM   
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Still no PT boats Inq...can wait a few more days.
Near and near, deep in the Pacific between West Coast and PH - closest base is probably San Francisco!

Yep, carriers arrive with full complements - unfortunately Shinano will arrive with a small air contingent, will be costly to find veteran pilots to flesh them out to 80+ ac.

Nice to hear from you JonReb, glad to hear that you enjoy the journey
Midgets ain't worth much, but it's a weapon and with luck you may put a high value ship out of commission for months.

Rather quiet turn; moderate bombing activities in Burma and SRA.
Yesterday we bombed Akyab for the second time, lighting fires and torching supplies.

- Only 4 more days to go before the CV Shinano arrives (a Taiho class in scen 2).
This will be a most welcome adition to the KB, the Taiho and Shinano will be a formidable CarDiv

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 12, 43

Surface Combat

Another lone cargo ship sunk...
We also surprise 3 merchant's unloading on the small dot base between Midway and Hawaii.
Very dissappointing performance of the AMC captain, let's the foe get away.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Channel Islands at 210,99, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC Gokoku Maru

Allied Ships
xAK Echunga, Shell hits 11, heavy fires

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 10,000 yards
AMC Gokoku Maru fires at xAK Echunga at 10,000 yards
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Night Time Surface Combat, near French Frigate Shoal at 170,101, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC Bankok Maru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
xAK Jalayamuna
xAK Iron King
xAK Chios

Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
AMC Bankok Maru engages xAK Iron King at 8,000 yards
AMC Bankok Maru engages xAK Jalayamuna at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
AMC Bankok Maru engages xAK Jalayamuna at 11,000 yards
AMC Bankok Maru engages xAK Iron King at 11,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

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Air Combat

Morning Air attack on Roti , at 67,116
Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D1 Liberator x 81
B-24J Liberator x 21
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 5

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 176
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Morning Air attack on 11th Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IId Trop x 20
Hurricane FR.IIb x 6

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IId Trop: 11 damaged
Hurricane FR.IIb: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Hurricane FR.IIb bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
20 x Hurricane IId Trop bombing from 100 feet

Also attacking 7th Ind.Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 11th Division ...
Also attacking 7th Ind.Tank Brigade ...
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Morning Air attack on I/19th Naval Guard Unit, at 191,168 (Ua Pou)
Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1C Avenger x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 7

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x TBF-1C Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 38th Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 42
Hurricane IIc Trop x 13
P-38H Lightning x 13

No Allied losses
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Morning Air attack on 11th Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 3
A-20G Havoc x 22
B-25D1 Mitchell x 24
P-38H Lightning x 17

Allied aircraft losses
A-20A Havoc: 1 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
34 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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Ground Combat

There's a small elite guard on Ua Pou...need more than a few paras to destroy them!

Ground combat at Ua Pou (191,168)
Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 80 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 7
Defending force 383 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

Allied adjusted assault: 3
Japanese adjusted defense: 46

Allied assault odds: 1 to 15 (fort level 0)

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

Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
3rd USMC Parachute Bn /1

Defending units:
I/19th Naval Guard Unit

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/9/2011 10:18:45 PM   
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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/10/2011 8:01:39 AM   
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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/10/2011 1:32:30 PM   
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LOL Fish ! I'm wincing looking at that image

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/10/2011 10:36:08 PM   
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Hehe, yeah - Andy use his "expendable" troops to secure exposed bases.
The honor is thus rather dubious

WOHOOO! That's great FISH
We'll post it in Tokyo Times

A little break as I'm moving into social activities for the rest of the week.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 13, 43

Air Combat

Was almost bored to death by all the bombing runs in Burma today, even ESCing and fast clicking takes too much time.
Really a waste of my patience, this is the most likely way to go if Andy wants me to resign...

Morning Air attack on Shwebo , at 59,45
Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 107 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 9
Blenheim I x 12
Blenheim IV x 3
Hurricane IIc Trop x 13
Liberator II x 17
Liberator B.III x 12
Wellington Ic x 7
Wellington B.X x 9
B-17E Fortress x 9
B-17F Fortress x 12
B-24J Liberator x 27

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 22
Airbase supply hits 13
Runway hits 582
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Andy doesn't consider this as heavy AA...doesn't care much about his poor ground attackers!

Morning Air attack on 11th Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IId Trop x 17
Hurricane FR.IIb x 7

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IId Trop: 4 damaged
Hurricane IId Trop: 1 destroyed by flak
Hurricane FR.IIb: 3 damaged
Hurricane FR.IIb: 1 destroyed by flak

Also attacking 38th Division ...
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176!! hits by 22 bombers?
That means every single bomb hit! :p

Morning Air attack on Shwebo , at 59,45
Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 81 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 9
B-24J Liberator x 13

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 176

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground Combat

Probing bombardment, only Chinks there - worthless in attack.

Ground combat at 60,43 (near Katha)
Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 59074 troops, 787 guns, 336 vehicles, Assault Value = 2517
Defending force 34935 troops, 494 guns, 372 vehicles, Assault Value = 1120

Japanese ground losses:
68 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
66th Chinese/A Corps
5th Chinese Corps
23rd Indian Division
1st New Chinese Corps
66th Chinese/B Corps
20th Indian Division
66th Chinese/C Corps
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
6th Medium Regiment
134th Field Artillery Battalion
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
Burma Corps
14th Indian Light AA Regiment

Defending units:
42nd Infantry Regiment
11th Division
38th Division
7th Ind.Tank Brigade
48th Field Artillery Regiment
16th Field AA Machinecannon Company
1st Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Army
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
51st Field AA Battalion

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Burma...

Lots of bombing, manoevering and feinting in Burma. Not seen a major show of LCU force yet, looks like a diversion.
I will only leave what troops are needed to garrison Burma; it was pretty weak for a while after the SRA counterattack.
- I'm building the flanks between Rangoon and Java now but I can't see that the enemy will pose a serious amph threat without LBA support in the
forseeable future.

Going to divide a division in 10 garrison units and place them in all exposed dot / bases with potential value for the Allies.
A 30 AV unit with a couple of forts in the jungle is enough to hold up a brigade for a few days.




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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/11/2011 1:14:54 AM   
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While I feel your pain about constant bombing raids, even as allies you have to click escape, but I'm not sure what alternatives you've left for Andy.
It is also a 'feature' of the engine that the raids fragment. That just makes for more raids to click through.
In any other sphere you've pretty handily handed him his backside, not sure what else he's supposed to if he's to continue?

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/11/2011 2:53:32 AM   
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I know you're in mobile defense mode PzB, but it might be time to think about a little op to liven things up.


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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/11/2011 3:54:06 AM   
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Hey, 17 C-47 lost in A2A, does that mean CAP against air troop/supply ops actually work?
Btw, where is the KB right now? A little bit of convoy hunting in the Indian Ocean may actually help with the situation in Burma. Splashing some unit coming from Aden or Capetown to India or Australia with a light strike force can't be bad. It's not like he had that many CVs down there...

btw, let's have a deeper analysis on the flak trap theory and how Andy is willing to regularly enter it






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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/17/2011 1:50:02 AM   
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Back from social week and tomorrow's it's Norway's National Day. Tough times for AE and I got hooked by World of Tanks just to add to i

You're right about that Al, the Scot keeps on coming like a rabid woodpecker
Wish all unopposed air strikes would simply be summarized at the end of the turn, why do we have to watch it all.

Been thinking about it Mynok but for once I've decided to remain on the defensive.
KB is our only offensive weapon and should we risk it for some possible minor game? It's our only war winning weapon and in our current situation
I think having it behind our lines will benefit us the most in the long run. Also need to conserve fuel, been sortying non-stop for 2 years!

LOL! Are you the artist here Fish
Really got talent, maybe you could do a weekly for the Imperial Propaganda Ministry!?

Yes, LRCAP brings down transports but ops losses are usually considerable.
Not seen a single convoy near Timor and Burma for ages, just a few old merchants - going up towards Bombay would give Andy a free hand in the Central Pacific.
For now KB's presence is classified as Ultra Secret Much of the battle fleet is in Singapore, performing repairs and upgrades. KB is 100% ready for battle and in 2
days the Shinano will arrive in the Home Islands.

Andy say's he's on the move again...his ground quakers are certainly moving, not so sure about the dirt dwellers though!-)
Massive air strikes against our frontline positions in Burma; results were as expected when attacking dug in troops in the jungle.

More surprisingly the enemy Army attacked our jungle front south of Katha; I don't consider this Army strong enough to pose a threat and it only
achieved a 1-3 results. Our units were not fully supplied but got enough to repell attacks from an enemy force 2 times stronger than what we're presently facing.
- Possible this is just a diversion to draw out our reserves.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 14, 43

Night Air Attacks

Andy is using night fighters for interdiction..with little luck!

Night Air attack on Prome , at 55,50
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 11

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIf: 1 damaged
Beaufighter VIf: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Beaufighter VIf bombing from 100 feet

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Air Combat

Morning Air attack on 38th Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IId Trop x 15
Hurricane FR.IIb x 5
Lysander II x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 15

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IId Trop: 9 damaged
Hurricane FR.IIb: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 13
Kittyhawk IV x 7

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 6 damaged

Runway hits 4
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Morning Air attack on 38th Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 9
A-20G Havoc x 13
B-25D1 Mitchell x 48
P-38H Lightning x 17

Allied aircraft losses
A-20A Havoc: 1 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 1 damaged

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

Also attacking 38th Division ...
Also attacking 11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion ...
Also attacking 11th Division ...
Also attacking 38th Division ...
Also attacking 18th Mountain Gun Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on 38th Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 9
B-25D1 Mitchell x 16

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 1 destroyed by flak
B-25D1 Mitchell: 4 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese ground losses:
40 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x A-20G Havoc bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 11th Division ...
Also attacking 38th Division ...

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Ground Combat

Ground combat at Ua Pou (191,168)
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 397 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16
Defending force 55 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 5
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1

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

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

Assaulting units:
I/19th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
3rd USMC Parachute Bn /1
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Ground combat at 60,43 (near Katha)
Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 59085 troops, 787 guns, 336 vehicles, Assault Value = 2519
Defending force 34730 troops, 494 guns, 372 vehicles, Assault Value = 1106

Allied adjusted assault: 354
Japanese adjusted defense: 1335

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
156 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
709 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 85 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 97 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Vehicles lost 35 (5 destroyed, 30 disabled)

Assaulting units:
23rd Indian Division
66th Chinese/B Corps
20th Indian Division
5th Chinese Corps
66th Chinese/A Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
66th Chinese/C Corps
Burma Corps
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
6th Medium Regiment
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
134th Field Artillery Battalion
14th Indian Light AA Regiment

Defending units:
38th Division
42nd Infantry Regiment
11th Division
7th Ind.Tank Brigade
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
16th Field AA Machinecannon Company
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Army
1st Field Artillery Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
51st Field AA Battalion
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Allied Unit(s) Wiped Out at Ua Pou by attrition!!!!!!

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/17/2011 2:16:23 AM   
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Hi PzB, iv'e been following your excellent AAR for a while now, its given me a whole host of ideas and strategies i would not have thought of otherwise! Keep up the good work!
This AAR had given me faith that its not all death and destruction for the empire after 43'.

Oh and by the way WoT is very addictive i just got myself a tiger and i cant stop playing!

Cheers.

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/18/2011 8:21:18 PM   
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Hi Tk208 and welcome to the thread!
Glad to hear that, and yes; we Imperialists shouldn't be so easily discouraged!-)

Hehe, indeed - add me to your list in WoT if you'd like; PzB
Gunning around in a Hetzer with a huge 105mm gun...

After continous heavy air strikes the Alllied offensive north of Shwebo continues; this times Andy gets a surprising 1-1 odds.
Wonder if the first result was an all low while this was an all high? Looks like we need to disrupt his attempts slightly.

The carrier Shinano arrives, great news! 45 elite pilots are fleshed out by another 30+ trained reinforcements and veterans.
A most welcome adition to the KB, the Taiho and Shinano are the strongest ships in the fleet.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 15, 43

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 16, 43

Invasions

Pre-Invasion action off Ua Pou (191,168)

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Humphreys
DD Kilty
DD Crane
SC PC-1085
SC PC-786
APA Cambria
DE Bebas

DD Humphreys firing at I/19th Naval Guard Unit
DD Kilty firing at I/19th Naval Guard Unit
DD Crane firing at I/19th Naval Guard Unit
SC PC-1085 fired at enemy troops
SC PC-786 fired at enemy troops
DD Humphreys fired at enemy troops
DD Kilty fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards
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Amphibious Assault at Ua Pou (191,168)
TF 117 troops unloading over beach at Ua Pou, 191,168

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 43 (0 destroyed, 43 disabled)

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Ground Combat

The failed attempt to capture Ua Pou with paras caused Andy to land 3 USMC Tank battalions to land there, loosing lots of vehicles in the landings.
Can't think of something more extreme than landing 100 tanks to defeat 300 men

Ground combat at Ua Pou (191,168)
Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 388 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15
Defending force 307 troops, 0 guns, 85 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Assaulting units:
I/19th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
3rd USMC Tank Bn /2
1st USMC Tank Bn /1
1st USMC Corps Tank Bn /1
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Ground combat at 60,43 (near Katha)
Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 57998 troops, 787 guns, 331 vehicles, Assault Value = 2443
Defending force 34658 troops, 493 guns, 372 vehicles, Assault Value = 1099

Allied adjusted assault: 1359
Japanese adjusted defense: 789

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2556 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 131 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 109 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1924 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 164 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 142 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled

Assaulting units:
23rd Indian Division
20th Indian Division
1st New Chinese Corps
66th Chinese/B Corps
66th Chinese/A Corps
5th Chinese Corps
66th Chinese/C Corps
6th Medium Regiment
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
Burma Corps
134th Field Artillery Battalion
14th Indian Light AA Regiment

Defending units:
42nd Infantry Regiment
11th Division
38th Division
7th Ind.Tank Brigade
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Field Artillery Regiment
15th Army
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
16th Field AA Machinecannon Company
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
51st Field AA Battalion

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/18/2011 8:59:33 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PzB
After continous heavy air strikes the Alllied offensive north of Shwebo continues; this times Andy gets a surprising 1-1 odds.
Wonder if the first result was an all low while this was an all high? Looks like we need to disrupt his attempts slightly.

I would say, that supply was used in last attack, so now your units are almost empty. Drop some supply from transport planes.
Also, it seems, that there are no radar there. It can be useful, if you decide to LRCAPtrap there.

quote:

The carrier Shinano arrives, great news! 45 elite pilots are fleshed out by another 30+ trained reinforcements and veterans.

It have the same groups, as in Scenario 1? Lame.

What is this WILDCAT Flak lose from your last report? I do not think, you can use WILDCATs at search, so why it was shot down? Are there WILDCATs on ground attack in Burma?

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/18/2011 9:25:44 PM   
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All troops were 110% supplied before this attack, so air attacks and ground assault caused the reduction.
Not sure it will help ferrying in supplies with the light Jap transports. Having a CAP trap sooo many hexes away from our main base is difficult and nearby bases remain firmly closed.

It does, so we get a crack carrier but have to get 40% of the pilots from the pools, but that's ok.
Yeah, there is a Wildcat recon type that flies over Palmyra....


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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/20/2011 3:30:44 PM   
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Go PzB go ! :-)

I am one of these AAR readers but not posting much in others AARs there . I started very late reading your entire AAR - gr8 job !!! :-)

however, Andy seems for me a good ground and Air commander but how he handled his Navy....well, there are certain things that I would have done different. this navy handlig led to some catastrophic desasters but were a great fun to read.  PS : I dont read his AAR, as I dont want to give information away in any matter.

keep up the good stuff


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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/21/2011 7:55:03 PM   
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Hi Oliver, nice to hear from you - that's what makes it fun to write AARs
Yeah, Andy is an Army man and now he wants me to suffer in Burma for my sins at sea

Despite what I thought the Allied Army made up of Indian chefs and Chink cooks routed our troops north of Schwebo today.
A modified AV of 360 for 3 divisions with 4 levels of forth is quite insane. No way air attack should be that effective.
- So now we're having an escalated conflict in my and Andy's favorite theatre....

Reinforcements are being shipped to Burma, no choice her.
The Air Force has also been told to step up their effort. 200 Helens had been ordered to attack enemy LCU today but not a single bomber flew.
So I've ordered our crack fighters to move to Magwe and excert Air Supremacy missions there. This will force Andy to divert focus from our ground troops
and make it possible for our LBA to strike back if required.

By fighting over friendly turf the number of pilots KIA will be severly reduced and I hope the combo of Franks and George's backed up by Tonys and Tojos (bait)
will be enough to hurt the enemy.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 17, 43

Sub Attacks

Sent this ASW TF to hunt the sub...

Sub attack near Groot Natoena at 60,84

Japanese Ships
PB Jokuja Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SC CHa-12
PB Hitora Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ray

SS Ray launches 6 torpedoes at PB Jokuja Maru
Ray diving deep ....
PB Hitora Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hitora Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hitora Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hitora Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hitora Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Air Combat

Morning Air attack on Shwebo , at 59,45
Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 4

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet

CAP engaged:
68th Sentai with Ki-61-Ia Tony (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
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Morning Air attack on 4th Division, at 59,43 , near Kalemyo
Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hurricane FR.IIb x 40

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane FR.IIb: 5 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
40 x Hurricane FR.IIb bombing from 100 feet
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Morning Air attack on I/19th Naval Guard Unit, at 191,168 (Ua Pou)
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
SBD-5 Dauntless x 29

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
51 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 11th Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IId Trop x 13
Hurricane FR.IIb x 11
Lysander II x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 20

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IId Trop: 9 damaged
Hurricane IId Trop: 1 destroyed by flak
Hurricane FR.IIb: 2 damaged

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


Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Hurricane FR.IIb bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x Lysander II bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
13 x Hurricane IId Trop bombing from 100 feet
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 1st Field Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking 11th Division ...
Also attacking 38th Division ...
Also attacking 11th Division ...
Also attacking 1st Field Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking 11th Division ...
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Morning Air attack on 38th Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 48

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Vengeance I bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
2 x Vengeance I bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
10 x Vengeance I bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
2 x Vengeance I bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
10 x Vengeance I bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x Vengeance I bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance I bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance I bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 7th Ind.Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion ...
Also attacking 48th Field Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking 11th Division ...
Also attacking 38th Division ...
Also attacking 7th Ind.Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion ...
Also attacking 38th Division ...
Also attacking 7th Ind.Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion ...
Also attacking 38th Division ...
Also attacking 7th Ind.Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion ...
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Morning Air attack on 7th Ind.Tank Brigade, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 25

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim VD: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Blenheim VD bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
11 x Blenheim VD bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 48th Field Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking 7th Ind.Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 48th Field Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking 7th Ind.Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 48th Field Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking 7th Ind.Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 48th Field Artillery Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on 1st Field Artillery Regiment, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Blenheim VD bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 18th Mountain Gun Regiment, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 12
A-20G Havoc x 22
B-25D1 Mitchell x 24

Allied aircraft losses
A-20A Havoc: 2 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x A-20A Havoc bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 38th Division ...
Also attacking 11th Division ...
Also attacking 38th Division ...
Also attacking 11th Division ...
Also attacking 38th Division ...
Also attacking 11th Division ...
Also attacking 38th Division ...
Also attacking 11th Division ...
Also attacking 38th Division ...
Also attacking 11th Division ...
Also attacking 38th Division ...
Also attacking 11th Division ...
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Morning Air attack on 18th Mountain Gun Regiment, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12


No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 38th Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 3
B-25D1 Mitchell x 15

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 9 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 11th Division ...
Also attacking 38th Division ...
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Morning Air attack on 11th Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 38th Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment, at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 7
B-25D1 Mitchell x 9

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 7 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 4 damaged

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


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A-20G Havoc bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on Burma Corps , at 60,43 , near Katha
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 29

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 1
Spitfire VIII x 4
Kittyhawk IV x 5
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
Kittyhawk IV: 1 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-84a Frank sweeping at 30000 feet

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Ground Combat

Ua Pua defenders Banzai charge and are wiped out by superior enemy force.

- Never in a 100 years did I think the Allies would win such a battle in a jungle hex.
Losses after retreating were not to bad but now we have to choose whether to fight in Shwebo again.
Expecting major enemy activity to exploit. Good thing we have lots of troops; they just need air support.

Ground combat at 60,43 (near Katha)
Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 56370 troops, 804 guns, 345 vehicles, Assault Value = 2289
Defending force 32835 troops, 493 guns, 371 vehicles, Assault Value = 973

Allied adjusted assault: 836

Japanese adjusted defense: 395
Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
9516 casualties reported
Squads: 201 destroyed, 85 disabled
Non Combat: 152 destroyed, 91 disabled
Engineers: 24 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 49 (22 destroyed, 27 disabled)
Vehicles lost 60 (52 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units retreated 11

Allied ground losses:
1535 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 198 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 148 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 25 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
66th Chinese/B Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
20th Indian Division
23rd Indian Division
66th Chinese/A Corps
5th Chinese Corps
66th Chinese/C Corps
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
Burma Corps
6th Medium Regiment
134th Field Artillery Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Indian Light AA Regiment

Defending units:
11th Division
42nd Infantry Regiment
38th Division
7th Ind.Tank Brigade
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
16th Field AA Machinecannon Company
1st Field Artillery Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
15th Army
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
51st Field AA Battalion
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Ground combat at Ua Pou (191,168)
Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 387 troops, 0 guns, 129 vehicles, Assault Value = 66
Defending force 348 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

Allied adjusted assault: 54
Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 54 to 1 (fort level 0)
Allied forces CAPTURE Ua Pou !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
462 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Tank Bn /1
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
3rd USMC Parachute Bn /1
1st USMC Corps Tank Bn /1

Defending units:
I/19th Naval Guard Unit
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I/19th Naval Guard Unit Wiped Out at Ua Pou by attrition!!!

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/22/2011 9:46:17 AM   
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Hmm strange, Better keep your bombers away, until enemy enters clear hex. Counterattack seems to be your best option, otherwise you will have to leave whole valley.

Also, some of fighter units seems to have low morale. Prepare some air units from DEI for transfer, when you get some loses, you will withdraw them from Burma, and rebuild at DEI, and units from DEI will enter combat. As I said, Allies have no heavy ships to support DEI invasion now.

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/22/2011 4:05:06 PM   
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Agree, noticed hundreds of enemy fighters gathering in the nearby bases today.
If Andy moves into the open he will have to both keep on attacking our LBA, defend against our fighters and bombers targetting both his
strikes and LBA.

Those LRCAP missions eat morale for breakfast and it takes time to get back up!
Upgraded units from DEI on the way; as the Tojos are upgraded to Franks they are declared "operational" for frontline duty.

A quiet turn but we sink 6 loaded merchants at Akyab, a notable succes.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 18, 43

Sub - ASW Attacks

One of the newer escort vessles pummels the Skipjack and sends her to Davy Jones!

Submarine attack near Palmyra at 162,133

Japanese Ships
xAK Daibu Maru
xAK Madras Maru
xAK Hokutatsu Maru
xAK Calcutta Maru
xAK Bengal Maru
xAK Yamabato Maru
xAK Tokati Maru
E Kanju
SC Ch 48
SC Ch 46

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack, hits 23, heavy damage

SS Skipjack is sighted by escort
E Kanju attacking submerged sub ....
E Kanju attacking submerged sub ....
SS Skipjack forced to surface!
E Kanju firing on surfaced sub ....
SC Ch 48 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC Ch 46 firing on surfaced sub ....
E Kanju firing on surfaced sub ....
SC Ch 48 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC Ch 46 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC Ch 48 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC Ch 46 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC Ch 48 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC Ch 46 firing on surfaced sub ....
E Kanju firing on surfaced sub ....
SC Ch 48 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC Ch 46 firing on surfaced sub ....
E Kanju firing on surfaced sub ....
SC Ch 48 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC Ch 46 firing on surfaced sub ....
E Kanju firing on surfaced sub ....
SC Ch 48 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC Ch 46 firing on surfaced sub ....
Contact with submarine is lost
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A small empty coastal tanker takes no less than 4 hits!

Sub attack near Terempa at 55,84

Japanese Ships
TK Nissan Maru, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
PB Choun Maru #21
TK Ryuei Maru
PB Kyo Maru #11
PB Koei Maru

Allied Ships
SS Corvina

SS Corvina launches 6 torpedoes at TK Nissan Maru
PB Kyo Maru #11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Koei Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kyo Maru #11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Sub attack near Terempa at 55,84

Japanese Ships
PB Koei Maru
PB Choun Maru #21
TK Ryuei Maru
PB Kyo Maru #11

Allied Ships
SS Robalo, hits 1

SS Robalo launches 6 torpedoes at PB Koei Maru
Robalo bottoming out ....
PB Kyo Maru #11 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Koei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Koei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Koei Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Koei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Koei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Koei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Surface Combat

Raiding Akyab as incoming ships were reported by naval pilots.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Akyab at 54,45, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yugumo
DD Kiyonami
DD Urakaze

Allied Ships
MTB 281, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Low visibility due to Rain with 57% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 57% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Minami E. crosses the 'T'
MTB 281 sunk by DD Urakaze at 1,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Akyab at 54,45, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yugumo
DD Kiyonami
DD Urakaze

Allied Ships
MGB No. 193, Shell hits 3, on fire
MGB No. 381, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
MGB No. 382, Shell hits 11, and is sunk


Low visibility due to Rain with 57% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 57% moonlight: 2,000 yards

Task forces break off...

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Air Combat

Our naval air missions against the enemy convoy at Akyab starts with Zeros sweeping.
We lost 12 fighters for a handfull enemy CAP fighters but all our bombers got through and
demloished the convoy; a success!

Morning Air attack on TF, near Akyab at 54,45
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 16

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 6
P-40K Warhawk x 2
P-40N1 Warhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M3a Zero sweeping at 15000 feet *
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Akyab at 54,45
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 16

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M3a Zero sweeping at 15000 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.79 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Akyab at 54,45
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 147 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 55 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 5 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
xAK Salween
xAK Samovar, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Kathiawar
xAK Samos, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Vancouver City

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x G3M3 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
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Andy "checked" our CAP at Magwe....

Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 70 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 43
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 14
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 16
Ki-84a Frank x 75

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Akyab at 54,45
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 22

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x A6M3a Zero sweeping at 15000 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.79 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 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 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Akyab at 54,45
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 140 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 52 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 28

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAK Vancouver City, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Fort Acton, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
AM Baluchistan
xAK Salween, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x G3M3 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.79 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 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 30000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes

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Ground Combat

Only a bombardment attack?
Not really sure Andy had expected success and is now unsure about how to follow up...

Ground combat at 60,43 (near Katha)
Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 54729 troops, 826 guns, 345 vehicles, Assault Value = 2212
Defending force 3190 troops, 52 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Assaulting units:
66th Chinese/B Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
20th Indian Division
66th Chinese/A Corps
23rd Indian Division
1st Garrison Brigade
5th Chinese Corps
66th Chinese/C Corps
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
Burma Corps
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
6th Medium Regiment
134th Field Artillery Battalion
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
97th Field Artillery Battalion
14th Indian Light AA Regiment

Defending units:
15th Army
48th Field Artillery Regiment

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Sinking the enemy!




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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/22/2011 4:30:51 PM   
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The aircraft on post # 2461 is the float plane version on the F4F. It was called the flying Catfish!! And no I am not kidding.

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/23/2011 9:28:58 AM   
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LOL! Are you the artist here Fish
Really got talent, maybe you could do a weekly for the Imperial Propaganda Ministry!?



My pleasure and my honor my liege
Sorry, I am a little late for this one, but I'll try to keep a better rythm






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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/23/2011 1:42:47 PM   
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Soon there may be inspiration for another one...

Andy says he's going all out for ...Rangoon!! with 300 fighters and 200 heavies next turn
- Reason: he spotted 300 fighters at Magwe and wanted to hit me when dispersed.

Being a paranoid sonofa that have played this game for years I of course moved all fighters back from Magwe last turn - I know the dangers of dispersing.
So the 200 Army bombers that didn't want to fly were sent elsewere and 650 fighters will await Andy's onslaught on 40% CAP. Most fighters are at 30k feet with some Nicks at 15k.

Pretty sure this will be quite a feast; no we can test out our new fighters!

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/23/2011 3:04:51 PM   
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Had a look at the turn and it was....horse manure for both sides!

Andy's bombers came in almost unescorted; We had some 240 fighters in the air but 95% of the bombers got through without being engaged.
They nuked the base and destroyed a 160 ac on the ground.

THEN a huge sweep came in, T-bolts all of them. Indecisive engagement, almost no dogfights.
Then the tail end charlies arrived and got chewed up by our CAP, ca 60 Allied heavies shot down and many more damaged.
Most still got through and continued to drop bombs and destroy ac on the ground.

We lost "4"!!!! pilots KIA today, so pilots on the ground are safe but even in a huge base complex with 5 forts the planes on 40% CAP standby
are massacred on the ground by a "tiny" bomber formation of 100 heavies. The heavies really shot up our fighters, hundred more are damaged.

Still, most our fighters never engaged, radar and all.
Leaving the reports in their entirity below.

Most losses were older ac types, 70 Franks and George fighters immediately replacable.
So I don't cry about losses, I cry about not understanding this game anymore.
Think I'll join CT's crying corps....

Honestly; with all the weird things happening in the air and on the ground I find myself questioning if it's really worth spending time on.

As I interpret it: You should NOT stack an AF with ac - just like you should not stack your carriers in one hex.
The results today shows that A2A is very random and that the bombers most of the time will break through.

I'm going to disperse the fighter force at Rangoon, the 3 surrounding bases within 1-2-3 hexes will receive 200 fighters each.
This is the only effective way of saving any given base from nuclear devastation.

NB! SO glad I moved the 200 army bombers out of Rangoon, they would have all perished - and I don't have a huge reserve of modern Helens!


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 19, 43

"Sub attacks..."

Why does Andy keep on doing this? Subs on auto ops I guess...

TF 22 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
SS Archerfish, Mine hits 2, heavy damage
SS Batfish, Mine hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

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Surface Combat

Wanted to finish anything left from yesterday....

Night Time Surface Combat, near Akyab at 54,45, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yugumo
DD Kiyonami
DD Urakaze

Allied Ships
AM Baluchistan, Shell hits 33, and is sunk
AM Kathiawar, Shell hits 9, and is sunk

Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Low visibility due to Rain with 46% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 46% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
DD Urakaze engages AM Kathiawar at 1,000 yards
AM Baluchistan sunk by DD Urakaze at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Urakaze engages AM Kathiawar at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
AM Kathiawar sunk by DD Urakaze at 3,000 yards
AM Kathiawar sunk by DD Urakaze at 3,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

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Air Combat

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 134 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 84
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 17
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 87
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 13
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 16
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 100

Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 12
Wellington GR.XIII x 12
B-17E Fortress x 12
B-17F Fortress x 16
B-24J Liberator x 52
P-38H Lightning x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 25 damaged
N1K1-J George: 5 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 17 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 5 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 28 damaged
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 25 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 13 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 15 destroyed on ground
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 16 damaged
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 10 destroyed on ground
Ki-61-Ic Tony: 7 damaged
Ki-61-Ic Tony: 5 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 33 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 18 destroyed on ground
J1N1-S Irving: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-II Dinah: 3 destroyed on ground
J1N1-C Irving: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Wellington GR.XIII: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
P-38H Lightning: 5 destroyed

Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Airbase hits 34
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 222

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 250 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
254 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 11 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
301 Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 15 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
341 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 16 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 25 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
11th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (4 airborne, 11 on standby, 24 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
13th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 11 minutes
21st Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
26th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
32nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
50th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
68th Sentai with Ki-61-Ia Tony (4 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
203rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
248th Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
286 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 224 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 66 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 83
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 17
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 84
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 13
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 15
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 95

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 14
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 124

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-61-Ic Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
27 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
25 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
12 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 30000 feet *
24 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
17 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet

CAP engaged:
254 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
301 Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 8 scrambling)
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
341 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 12 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 13 scrambling)
18 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 8 scrambling)
19 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
13th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
21st Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 66 minutes
26th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 75 minutes
32nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
50th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
68th Sentai with Ki-61-Ia Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 62 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
248th Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
286 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes
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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 80
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 14
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 78
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 13
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 15
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 6
Ki-84a Frank x 86

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 28
Wellington Ic x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 1 damaged
Ki-61-Ic Tony: 1 damaged
Ki-61-Ic Tony: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 9 destroyed, 17 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Liberator II bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x Liberator II bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
254 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (7 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
301 Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (14 airborne, 3 on standby, 8 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
341 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (7 airborne, 8 on standby, 12 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (14 airborne, 6 on standby, 17 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (9 airborne, 2 on standby, 8 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
13th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
21st Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
26th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
32nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
50th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (8 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (1 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 78 minutes
68th Sentai with Ki-61-Ia Tony (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (5 airborne, 8 on standby, 3 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (8 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
248th Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (2 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
286 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 5 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes

Sumino, G. in a Ki-44-IIa Tojo makes head on attack ... forces Liberator II out of formation
Takagi G. in a N1K1-J George makes head on attack ... forces Liberator II out of formation
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Morning Air attack on 41st Air Defense AA Regiment, at 60,44 , near Shwebo
Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 96 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 12
Lysander II x 12
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 15

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 5 damaged
Lysander II: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Blenheim IV bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Lysander II bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 52nd Field AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 11th Division ...
Also attacking 41st Air Defense AA Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 59
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 13
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 54
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 11
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 9
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 55

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 2 damaged
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 1 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.III: 2 destroyed, 14 damaged

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Liberator B.III bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
254 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
301 Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
16 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 84 minutes
341 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 8 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
13th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
21st Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
26th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 69 minutes
32nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 63 minutes
50th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 75 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
68th Sentai with Ki-61-Ia Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 76 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
248th Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
286 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 78 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 78 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 63 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 53
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 46
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 9
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 44

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-61-Ic Tony: 1 damaged
Ki-61-Ic Tony: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 15 damaged

Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
254 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
301 Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 13 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
341 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
13th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
21st Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Raid is overhead
26th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
32nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
50th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 103 minutes
68th Sentai with Ki-61-Ia Tony (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
248th Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Raid is overhead
286 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 13 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Raid is overhead
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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 42
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 8
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 33
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 9
Ki-84a Frank x 30

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
254 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 128 minutes
301 Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
341 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
13th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 43 minutes
21st Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 82 minutes
26th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
32nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
50th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
68th Sentai with Ki-61-Ia Tony (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
286 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes

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Ground Combat

Suicide para drops..checking our defenses I guess.
Also: Andy attacked, most likely with only a few LCUs, our remaining HQ and Arty unit north of Schwebo.
This time our AV is adjusted from 2 to 51!!!!! Allied AV to 94..

Our Arty has 1/3 of the AV as our Army had and the hex still has 4 forts.
This is nutters!

Ground combat at 60,43 (near Katha)
Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 4465 troops, 172 guns, 123 vehicles, Assault Value = 2234
Defending force 3220 troops, 52 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Allied adjusted assault: 94
Japanese adjusted defense: 51

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
66th Chinese/B Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
66th Chinese/A Corps
5th Chinese Corps
23rd Indian Division
1st Garrison Brigade
20th Indian Division
66th Chinese/C Corps
97th Field Artillery Battalion
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
6th Medium Regiment
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
134th Field Artillery Battalion
Burma Corps
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Indian Light AA Regiment

Defending units:
15th Army
48th Field Artillery Regiment
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Ground combat at Taberfane (82,117)
Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 45 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4
Defending force 2131 troops, 12 guns, 20 vehicles, Assault Value = 62

Allied adjusted assault: 0
Japanese adjusted defense: 38

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 4)

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

Allied ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
1st Australian Para Bn /1

Defending units:
44th Naval Guard Unit
18th Field AF Construction Battalion
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Allied Unit(s) Wiped Out at Taberfane by attrition!!!!!!

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Burma....

Another escort carrier reported sunk, told you they are combustible!-)




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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/23/2011 3:09:18 PM   
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what about your radar at Rangoon? When I send hundreds of heavies to bomb Rainer´s bases then on the first day they usually hit no or nearly no fighters on the ground as they all get airborne with very high pre warning times, absolutely comparable to my Allied pre warning times. The first two waves had an ok pre warning time to me, wonder why your fighters didn´t scramble in real numbers. I doubt my opponent keeps his fighters at really high Cap levels as this just wrecks every squadron in no time.

About the way the strikes went in, well, no comment. What 300 fighters did to the first strike, well, no comment either as it would not be a nice comment.

when you now start dispersing your fighters then that´s exactly what I would love to see in my game, the only thing that keeps me from attacking are massed fighters at one base. Of course at some point I usually attacked when I had to but as soon as I see smaller numbers of aircraft somewhere I´m just being invited to attack and when I attack, I usually use the hammer. When I attacked these really massed fighter concentrations then I also had to pay for it, sometimes more (when the strikes were totally borked) sometimes less (when the strikes came in in a more or less sane way).

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/23/2011 3:55:43 PM   
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Actually improved leaking CAP in AE makes AF dispersion much more viable as a strategy, as far as Ive seen. My current opponent has very well developed bases in Kavieng, Green Island and Buka in addition to Rabaul, and I just can't attack one of them without being assaulted by the nearby CAP. The most direct result of such an approach is that none of his AF is overstacked - and thus much less vulnerable to mass bombing - while still maintaining an overall big punch. The main reason why I seem unable to blast more than half a dozen plane every time I visit Kavieng with my 120 B-17s, which is a size 5 AF with 80 IJA bombers, is neither altitude (10k), nor weather (sometimes better than your "moderate rain" affair), nor dice rolls (for it happens all the times like that): disruptive CAP and non-overstacking are enough to do a large part of the trick so far...


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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/23/2011 4:11:33 PM   
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Do fort levels help on airfield defence vs bomber attacks ? they seem to with ground losses but planes on the ground i'm never sure of tbh.

Anyhoo . PzB I'm keeping my eye out for you on world of tanks ! your comment got me curious and at the risk of hijacking this AAR, its a great fun game. Saving up for my SU-76 ! now so long as i can keep my wallet hidden it'll be fine . Oddly i saw someone using TheElf name and just had to ask if it was the same one , sadly not.

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RE: The Empire Strikes Back! - 5/23/2011 9:15:34 PM   
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What about radar, it works whenever it feels like it...with enemy planes passing straight over our bases enroute to Rangoon we should
have had all 650 fighters airborne to meet the bomber streams and then pursure them back home.
- Andy says he considers Rangoon as 1 airfield, I say it's not; it's more like 9.

I've tried fighting with dispersed bases before and it works as long as the Allies are fighting at long range and wears out before they can close down more
than a few of the defensive base complexes. I've only very seldom witnessed fighters destroyed on the ground when set to 40% CAP and launching at incoming bombers.
Todays bombers didn't hit much because of foul weather, but they keep flying each day.

Not sure about that Rob, it should help - having concrete shelters for airplanes (at least a given number) but not so sure it's calculated into the game.

Look me up and we can have a round as a team Rob, my nick is PzB - couldn't find yours
Got a Stug III with a long 75 gun; fun fun!

Looks like we have sync problems as well; we're not seeing the same things during combat.
Andy says his Tbolts are sweeping in 5x27 formations while I see one massive infeffective sweep.

Again the bombers and fighters come back to Rangoon while the mediums hammer Magwe.
We don't loose so many ac this turn, rather positive odds actually and we only loose 6 pilots in all theatres.
- I can replace air frames and as long as my pilots live I'm content.

Another 30 Allied heavy bombers down and more damaged as well as another 30 fighters or so.

Well, we just have to hang on - I'm not sacrificing defense of other regions but we need to hold Burma.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 20, 43

Sub Attacks

Sub should make it...amazingly so!

ASW attack near Nuku Hiva at 191,167

Japanese Ships
SS I-180, hits 26, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DE Arrow
SC PC-1085
APA Cambria
xAK Clan Macfadyen
DD Humphreys
DD Kilty
DD Crane
DE Bebas

SS I-180 launches 6 torpedoes at DE Arrow
I-180 bottoming out ....
DD Humphreys fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Crane attacking submerged sub ....
DE Bebas fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kilty fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Crane fails to find sub and abandons search
DE Bebas attacking submerged sub ....
DE Bebas fails to find sub, continues to search...
DE Bebas fails to find sub, continues to search...
DE Bebas attacking submerged sub ....
DE Bebas cannot reach attack position over SS I-180
DE Bebas is out of ASW ammo
DE Bebas is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub

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Air Combat

Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 2
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 5

Allied aircraft
Hurricane FR.IIb x 39

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane FR.IIb: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
34 x Hurricane FR.IIb sweeping at 30000 feet
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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53
Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 10
N1K1-J George x 41
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 23
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 89
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 21

Allied aircraft
P-51A Mustang x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51A Mustang: 2 destroyed
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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53
Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 143 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 10
N1K1-J George x 35
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 21
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 86
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 21

Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 11
Wellington GR.XIII x 6
B-17E Fortress x 21
B-17F Fortress x 16
B-24J Liberator x 49

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 2 destroyed, 13 damaged
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 11 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D Mitchell: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 11 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 destroyed, 11 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 3 destroyed, 33 damaged

Airbase hits 8
Runway hits 32

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53
Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 221 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 65 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 7
N1K1-J George x 16
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 56
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 13

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 15
P-38H Lightning x 25
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 118


Japanese aircraft losses
J2M2 Jack: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
23 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
26 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
15 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 30000 feet *
25 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
21 x P-38H Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet
17 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53
Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 6
N1K1-J George x 15
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 50
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 8

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 4
Wellington Ic x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 3 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 3 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.III: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Wellington Ic: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Liberator B.III bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x Wellington Ic bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground Combat

Enemy troops without armor, could only pursue for 20 miles or so!

Ground combat at 60,43 (near Katha)
Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 5931 troops, 215 guns, 124 vehicles, Assault Value = 2259
Defending force 3204 troops, 52 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Allied adjusted assault: 242
Japanese adjusted defense: 49

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
383 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 29 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (5 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (10 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Allied ground losses:
74 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units pursuing 15

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Garrison Brigade
5th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
20th Indian Division
23rd Indian Division
66th Chinese/B Corps
66th Chinese/A Corps
66th Chinese/C Corps
97th Field Artillery Battalion
6th Medium Regiment
134th Field Artillery Battalion
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
Burma Corps
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Indian Light AA Regiment

Defending units:
15th Army
48th Field Artillery Regiment
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Ground combat at Wessel Islands (83,126)
Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 56 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5
Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Allied adjusted assault: 6
Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)
Allied forces CAPTURE Wessel Islands !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
1st Australian Para Bn /1

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Burma Air Battles





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