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A tip - 12/24/2009 10:19:52 PM   
Andy Mac

 

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OK in this game I am modifying my normal tactics to some extent.

Normally I would make sure to transfer 1 NZ Fighter and Bomber Sqn and 1 x Aus Bomber and Fighter Sqn and 1 x Canadian Bomber and Fighter Sqn to India

And send 2 x British Bomber Sqn and 1 Fighter Sqn to Aus/NZ

I do this for a number of reasons.

1. It spreads the pilot pool about and means the load is spread more evenlly.
2. Canadian Kittyhawks and Bolingbrokes arrive quicker than almost any other type so they are worth having spread about so you have a better chance of countering different thrusts
3. US West Coast Sqns can cover off any gap in Canaian coverage

I would love the option for the allies to accelerate US types delivery to CW nations or to increase numbers via PP's

e.g. Pay 1,000 PP's to increase US shipments of Mitchell I's to the RAF by 100 (reducing USAAF inventories by 100 to do it obviously)

or 500 PP's to increase Catalina delivery to RAAF by 25 etc etc

i.e. pay PP's to top up lend lease.

never happen but I can dream !!!



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RE: A tip - 12/24/2009 10:21:09 PM   
Andy Mac

 

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In this game I get 1 NZ and 1 Aus Fighter Sqn that start at malaya no longer disband.

I also get a couple of Aus Bomber Sqns in malaya so they will go to India.

RAF Sqns from Malaya at least 1 fighter a dn 1 bomber sqn will retreat south

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RE: A tip - 12/26/2009 11:43:00 AM   
Andy Mac

 

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A good day for the USN at manus got another DD TF in amopngst a small Jap TF.

Lots of TF's off of Kota heading SW no sigint so need to wait and see whats going on??

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 19, 41
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Invasion Support action off Ternate

Japanese Ships
     TB Hayabusa
     APD Hagi



TB Hayabusa firing at enemy troops
APD Hagi firing at enemy troops


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manus at 101,119, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
     PB Kyo Maru #7, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
     PB Nichi Maru #1
     xAKL Kaijo Maru #2, Shell hits 4,  heavy fires
     xAKL Tateyama Maru, Shell hits 10,  heavy fires,  heavy damage

Allied Ships
     DD Alden
     DD Edsall
     DD John D. Edwards, Shell hits 1
     DD Whipple



Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 0% moonlight: 7,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
DD Whipple engages PB Kyo Maru #7 at 7,000 yards
DD Whipple engages PB Kyo Maru #7 at 7,000 yards
PB Kyo Maru #7 sunk by DD Alden at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Edsall engages PB Nichi Maru #1 at 5,000 yards
DD Edsall engages xAKL Kaijo Maru #2 at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Whipple engages xAKL Tateyama Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Edsall engages xAKL Tateyama Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Whipple engages PB Nichi Maru #1 at 2,000 yards
DD Edsall engages xAKL Tateyama Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Whipple engages xAKL Tateyama Maru at 3,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages xAKL Tateyama Maru at 3,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages xAKL Kaijo Maru #2 at 3,000 yards
DD Alden engages xAKL Tateyama Maru at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Whipple engages xAKL Tateyama Maru at 2,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages xAKL Kaijo Maru #2 at 2,000 yards
DD Alden engages xAKL Kaijo Maru #2 at 2,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Submarine attack near Benkoelen  at 43,91

Japanese Ships
     SS I-153

Allied Ships
     xAK Tanda, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1,  on fire,  heavy damage



xAK Tanda is sighted by SS I-153
SS I-153 attacking on the surface
SS I-153 low on gun ammo, Kawasaki D. breaks off surface engagement and submerges


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ASW attack near Laoag  at 81,72

Allied Ships
     SS Seadragon



SS Seadragon is sighted by escort
Sub escapes detection


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ASW attack near Kota Bharu  at 52,74

Japanese Ships
     xAK Nissyu Maru
     xAK Tatutaki Maru
     xAKL Yoshinogawa Maru
     DMS W-5

Allied Ships
     SS KXI



SS KXI is sighted by escort
DMS W-5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Laoag  at 81,72

Japanese Ships
     DD Fumizuki

Allied Ships
     SS Seadragon



SS Seadragon launches 4 torpedoes at DD Fumizuki
Seadragon bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection


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Invasion Support action off Ternate

Japanese Ships
     TB Hayabusa
     APD Hagi



TB Hayabusa firing at enemy troops
APD Hagi firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Ternate

Japanese Ships
     TB Hayabusa
     APD Hagi



TB Hayabusa firing at enemy troops
APD Hagi firing at enemy troops


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TF 206 encounters mine field at Laoag (81,72)

Japanese Ships
     SC Ch 15



1 mine cleared


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ASW attack near Laoag  at 81,71

Japanese Ships
     SC Ch 14
     SC Ch 15

Allied Ships
     SS S-36



SS S-36 is located by SC Ch 14
S-36 diving deep ....
SC Ch 14 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 14 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 14 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 14 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 14 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Hengchun  at 83,68

Japanese Ships
     SC Ch 10

Allied Ships
     SS Spearfish



SS Spearfish is located by SC Ch 10
Spearfish diving deep ....
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Kota Bharu  at 52,75

Japanese Ships
     CA Takao
     DD Sagiri
     DD Hibiki
     DD Akatsuki

Allied Ships
     SS KXI, hits 1



SS KXI is sighted by escort
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Sagiri attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hibiki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 10



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
     10 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 15



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
     15 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on 11th PA Infantry Division, at 80,74 (San Fernando)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 5



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
      5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 14000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 53 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
      3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
      2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 11



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
      5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 16000 feet
      2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 22000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 14th PS Engineer Regiment, at 80,74 (San Fernando)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-27b Nate x 7
     Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
      3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 4000 feet *
              Ground Attack:  2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
      3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 4000 feet *
              Ground Attack:  2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 26th PS Cavalry Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 31st PA Infantry Division, at 80,74 (San Fernando)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-48-Ib Lily x 14



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
     14 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 4000 feet *
              Ground Attack:  2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 54



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged


Allied ground losses:
     Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 11
Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
     27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 17000 feet
              Airfield Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
     27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 20000 feet
              Port Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23



Allied aircraft
     no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses


Allied ground losses:
     Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
     23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
              Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Chinese Corps, at 82,49

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-30 Ann x 12
     Ki-51 Sonia x 12



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-30 Ann: 1 damaged
     Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
     12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
              Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
     12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
              Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 87th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
      3 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-48-Ib Lily x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
     36 casualties reported
        Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
        Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
     22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 5000 feet *
              Ground Attack:  2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 4th Marine Regiment, at 80,74 (San Fernando)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
      9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet *
              Ground Attack:  2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 11th PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 16



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
     16 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Gorontalo at 73,97

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     B5N1 Kate x 8



Japanese aircraft losses
     B5N1 Kate: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
     DD Van Ghent, Bomb hits 1,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
     DD Stewart, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
      8 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 7000 feet
              Naval Attack:  2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Van Ghent


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Afternoon Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at 90,56

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-32 Mary x 15



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
     15 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 3000 feet
              Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at 90,56

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-48-Ib Lily x 15



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
     65 casualties reported
        Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
        Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
     15 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 5000 feet
              Ground Attack:  4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ternate at 77,101

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
     139WH-3 x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
     DD Amatsukaze



Aircraft Attacking:
      3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 15000 feet
              Naval Attack:  3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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ASW attack near Kota Bharu  at 52,75

Japanese Ships
     DD Isonami
     DD Ayanami

Allied Ships
     SS KXI, hits 4



SS KXI launches 2 torpedoes at DD Isonami
KXI bottoming out ....
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ayanami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ayanami is out of ASW ammo
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Noumea  at 115,160

Japanese Ships
     SS RO-63

Allied Ships
     AO Bishopdale



AO Bishopdale is sighted by SS RO-63
SS RO-63 launches 4 torpedoes at AO Bishopdale


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ASW attack near Aparri  at 82,73

Japanese Ships
     DD Shiratsuyu
     xAP Teikyo Maru
     DD Yukaze
     DD Sawakaze

Allied Ships
     SS Searaven



SS Searaven launches 4 torpedoes at DD Shiratsuyu
DD Yukaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Sawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Ternate

Japanese Ships
     TB Hayabusa
     APD Hagi



TB Hayabusa firing at enemy troops
APD Hagi firing at enemy troops


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Ground combat at 90,56

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 11122 troops, 102 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 380

Defending force 4508 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 165


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


Assaulting units:
   22nd Division

Defending units:
   88th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Atimonan (80,79)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1025 troops, 3 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 19

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 19 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Atimonan !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
   16th Recon Regiment


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Ground combat at Alor Star (49,73)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4782 troops, 142 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 496

Defending force 333 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Japanese adjusted assault: 57

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 57 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
     422 casualties reported
        Squads: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
        Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
     Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
     Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
   5th Engineer Regiment
   11th Infantry Regiment
   5th Recon Regiment
   1st Tank Regiment
   114th Infantry Regiment
   23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
   6th Tank Regiment
   3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
   5th Field Artillery Regiment
   11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
   3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
   18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
   7th JAAF Base Force

Defending units:
   3rd SSVF Battalion


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Ground combat at Manus (101,119)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 402 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 33

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 5

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manus !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: disruption(-)



Assaulting units:
   4th Engineer Co
   I/66th Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1911 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 71

Defending force 1628 troops, 2 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Japanese adjusted assault: 11

Allied adjusted defense: 37

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 1)

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

Japanese ground losses:
     98 casualties reported
        Squads: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
        Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
   15th Naval Guard Unit
   8th JNAF Coy

Defending units:
   Manado Garrison Battalion
   Manado Base Force



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RE: A tip - 12/26/2009 12:43:14 PM   
Andy Mac

 

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My outer perimeter in the PI is now set and I am reinforcing the line in malaya reinforcements are arriving in Burma and in SWPAC I need to keep digging in and see what happens

I now have a Canadian Fighter and Bomber Sqn en route to Capetown for use in India

< Message edited by Andy Mac -- 12/26/2009 12:44:04 PM >

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RE: Andy Mac v PZB This time India will Stand !!!! - 12/26/2009 3:00:21 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Andy Mac

The single hardest thing to accept in any of these games is that you cannot stop the Japanese you can delay you can make costly but its very hard to totally stop them.

I am going to try and hang onto PM in this game as its loss puts back any attack back from that area hard to achieve.

Now what do I have to achieve that.

One of the most powerfull (albeit undertrained) combined arms units the Allies get is 3rd motor Bde

Its a nice combined arms unit (in theory at least) convoy WS 14 due in 30 days provides enough modern 25 pounders and AT guns and some Matildas to allow the unit to become combat effective I am placing Major General Basil Morris in charge of getting the unit to nominal combat efficiency when it will be sent to PM.

There is a real danger of rushing forward Aus or NZ Militia units but great caremust be taken - they are low exp and not well supported and you need to preseve the manpower which is low so I tend not to rush forward un prepared units except at great need.

My intended garriosn of PM is goping to be

CMF

30th Aus Bde (weak though it is)
3rd Motor Bde

AIF

2/4th MG Bn
Sparrow and Lark Bns
(Gull Bn is going to be cannibalised and is being sent to Sydney to disband as it will accelerate squad upgrades in 3rd Motor Bde)

So that will give me the equivalent of a single Division.

I will look to augment that force with as many AA guns as I can spare and at least one NZ Bn.

Again not committing forces until they are at least marginal.

Other forces will be sent as and when they are avaiblable




Andy,

Your biggest problem at PM is going to be supply. If you are building forts, and using any air force out of PM then you will be hard pressed to keep all of theose troops fed. A smart IJN player is going to cut your supply fast by easily establishing dominance in the air. You have little transport AC and with the new surface combat system, it is easy for IJN crusier and DD forces to interdict any sort of ship moving to PM.

I am not fighting hard for PM. I have just the original forces there along with the leavings from Lae and Wau but it still seems impossible to keep them in supply. I had just a few air operations and ran one shock attack and it just ate up my supply. It is ironic that the Japanese marched a unit over the Owen's Stanley mountains from Buna and seem to have little problem keeping this unit is supply via the land line. The supply flow over jungle and mountain hexsides needs to be drastically cut in this game. It is just too easy to march fighting units over mountain ranges and terrain that should be virtually impassible. My opponent is moving against PM in early April.

Anyhoo, I don't think you can hold PM if your opponent wants it. It is not worth the loss of those units. I also think that motorized unit is going to be needed if there is an invasion of North OZ.


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RE: Andy Mac v PZB This time India will Stand !!!! - 12/26/2009 3:03:06 PM   
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I am not heavily reinforcing until the supply situation is adequate i.e. >100k supply and the Motor Bde is back up to strength.

Apart from that I am in wait and see mode to some extent keeping a weather eye on PZB and trying to work out his next move



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RE: Andy Mac v PZB This time India will Stand !!!! - 12/27/2009 11:57:53 AM   
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Still waiting on PZB to get back from holiday and send a turn ;) ....not that i am getting antsy or anything ....

I need some advice on use of P38's

I managed to free up enough P38's to equip 1 Sqn of Fighters assuming I transfer in my best pilots to form an elite unit whats the best way to use them.

30,000 feet on CAP ?

I will commit them either to Rangoon and the battle for air supremacy there or to PM and the battle that is going to come over that AF.

Any thoughts ?

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RE: Andy Mac v PZB This time India will Stand !!!! - 12/27/2009 12:03:44 PM   
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You've got a squadron of P-38 in... december 1941?!

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RE: Andy Mac v PZB This time India will Stand !!!! - 12/27/2009 12:06:08 PM   
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Yup exactly 26 planes no replacements.

p.s. I didnt choose PDU on so dont blame me

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RE: Andy Mac v PZB This time India will Stand !!!! - 12/27/2009 12:12:39 PM   
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26 planes with no replacements?
I'd put them in some West Coast hangar, training up & waiting for their little friends ^^

How did you do that, where are they coming from...?


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RE: Andy Mac v PZB This time India will Stand !!!! - 12/27/2009 12:18:21 PM   
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I disbanded a couple of West Coast Sqns and downgraded others.

It would be a one shot use Sqn but I would hope the psychological impact of seeing front line Allied Fighters in Jan 42 would give PZB pause.

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RE: Andy Mac v PZB This time India will Stand !!!! - 12/27/2009 1:16:36 PM   
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You'd better use them for high-value ambushes I guess :)

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RE: Andy Mac v PZB This time India will Stand !!!! - 12/27/2009 1:38:17 PM   
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SIG INT REPORT FOR Dec 19, 41

Radio transmissions detected at 114,72.
Radio transmissions detected at Pengpu (90,50).
Gifu JAAF Base Force is located at Gifu(110,59).
68th Ind.Infantry Battalion is located at Canton(77,59).
17th/B Division is located at Hangchow(90,55).
Radio transmissions detected at Nanking (91,52).
Radio transmissions detected at 51,87.
4th Field AF Construction Battalion is located at Vigan(80,73).
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade is located at Anyang(89,43).
6225 men are based at Nagoya (111,60).
2/1st Recon Regiment is planning for an attack on Lingayen.
4/41st Infantry Regiment is loaded on a Ehime Cargo class xAK moving to Mersing.
102nd Infantry Regiment is located at Amoy(83,61).
13th Border Defense Fortress is located at 114,31.
32nd Ind.AA Gun Co  is located at Hachinohe(118,55).
2nd Manchukuo Distr Division is located at Kirin(108,42).
5th Manchukuo Distr Division is located at Anshan(102,43).
61st Infantry Group  is located at Utsonomiya(115,60).
17th/C Division is located at Shanghai(92,55).
Heavy Volume of Radio transmissions detected at Cam Ranh Bay (64,72).


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RE: Andy Mac v PZB This time India will Stand !!!! - 12/27/2009 1:38:46 PM   
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OK so those TF's off of Kota must be heading for Mersing

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RE: Andy Mac v PZB This time India will Stand !!!! - 12/27/2009 1:59:33 PM   
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Still waiting on PZB to get back from holiday and send a turn ;) ....not that i am getting antsy or anything ....

I need some advice on use of P38's

I managed to free up enough P38's to equip 1 Sqn of Fighters assuming I transfer in my best pilots to form an elite unit whats the best way to use them.

30,000 feet on CAP ?

I will commit them either to Rangoon and the battle for air supremacy there or to PM and the battle that is going to come over that AF.

Any thoughts ?



I've been testing this tactic on the AI, and it seems to work. But haven't had an opportunity to use it in one of my PBEM's yet.

Works like this; 2x Squadrons of P-40E's at 15,000 feet, and the P-38 Squadron at 30,000 feet. Normally the Jap fighters (Zeros, Tojo's, and Oscar's) dive on the P-40s in the first round, and the P-38's then dive on the Jap Fighters. Have been getting around 3 to 1 in kills, which I am very happy with, and only losing 1 or 2 P-38s.

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RE: Andy Mac v PZB This time India will Stand !!!! - 12/27/2009 8:35:49 PM   
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Tunrs out I only have 25 of them ah well I am sure a sqn will turn up that I can use them in !!!

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The Line holds.... - 12/27/2009 8:39:17 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 20, 41

The line has managed to fight off the first japanese attack - yesterday morning a reinforced Japanese Division attacked MacArthurs forces at San Fernando and were sent back with their tails between their legs.

Victory (at least for now)
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Ground combat at San Fernando (80,74)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11698 troops, 120 guns, 302 vehicles, Assault Value = 490

Defending force 13303 troops, 250 guns, 338 vehicles, Assault Value = 611

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 169

Allied adjusted defense: 289

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
846 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 53 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 36 (4 destroyed, 32 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
783 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 51 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 92 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Vehicles lost 51 (6 destroyed, 45 disabled)


Assaulting units:
48th Recon Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
31st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
4th Marine Regiment
11th PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
14th PS Engineer Regiment
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment


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RE: The Line holds.... - 12/27/2009 11:43:20 PM   
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Today in the fine tradition of the RCN and RN a convoy battle was fought at knife range.

A convoy with troops and supplies headed to Suva was ambushed SW of Pearl Harbour by the Japanese cruiser in safe waters its carrier escort the Saratoga Group was still 240 miles away - distress calls have been sent...

Anyway the action unfloded when Chikuma emerged from the dawn light at 6,000 yardswith Guns and Torpedoes flashing.

The Tanker St Clair and the AVP Pelical took the brunt of the damage before the Canadian Corvette HMCS Wetaskiwin closed at max speed all of 12 knots with her 4" gun on rapid fire trying desperately to divert the Japanese Cruiser from the troopships.

Before she could get in range the Chikuma bracketed and hit the troopship Santa Inez.

But now the escorts were int he fight trying to buy time

HMCS Wetaskiwin was hit mutliple times by 8" shells but while she was dying th etroopships were scattering and the other Corvette HMCS Dawson closed to try and ram the japanese Cruiser but a 30+ knot cruiser cannot be rammed by a 12 knot Corvette unless she chooses to allow it

But again it bought time - time for the only escort that could put up a fight to get in range.

Out of the convoys midst the Armed Merchant Cruiser HMCS Prince Robert came on at maximum speed with her 3 WW1 Vintage 6 " Guns blazing and her 21 knot top speed she closed with the enemy bracketing her with 6" shells but not hitting her - Prince Henry closing from the far side of the convoy to join in covering the convoy.

A vicious battle ensued with Prince Robert going down but not before hitting Chikuma at least once with a 6" shell (I saw it in the replay but its not in the report so it might be FOW)

As Prince Robert went down Prince Henry entered the fight guns blazing - Chikuma must have misread the old ship as something else because she turned tail and ran

The convoy was saved by the gallantry of the RCN close escort.






AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 21, 41

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Day Time Surface Combat, near San Francisco at 206,91, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
     CA Chikuma

Allied Ships
     AVD Williamson
     AVP Pelican, Shell hits 2,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
     AP Wharton
     AP Harris
     AP U.S. Grant
     AP William Ward Burrows
     xAP President Fillmore
     xAP President Taylor
     xAP Santa Inez, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
     AG Spica
     xAK Minnesotan
     xAK Ohioan
     TK Esso Durban
     TK Gulfking
     xAK Cynthia Olson
     xAK Idaho
     xAK Liberty
     xAK Examiner
     TK H. M. Storey
     TK L. P. St. Clair, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
     TK William H. Berg
     AMC Prince Henry
     AMC Prince Robert, Shell hits 1,  on fire
     KV Wetaskiwin, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
     KV Dawson, Shell hits 6, and is sunk


Allied ground losses:
     59 casualties reported
        Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
        Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
     Guns lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Low visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 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...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 6,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
CA Chikuma engages KV Dawson at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
AMC Prince Henry collides with TK L. P. St. Clair at 206 , 91
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages AVP Pelican at 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages TK L. P. St. Clair at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages TK L. P. St. Clair at 7,000 yards
KV Dawson sunk by CA Chikuma at 7,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages xAP Santa Inez at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages xAP Santa Inez at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages AVP Pelican at 5,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages xAP Santa Inez at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages TK L. P. St. Clair at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages TK William H. Berg at 5,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages KV Wetaskiwin at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages AMC Prince Robert at 4,000 yards
xAP Santa Inez sunk by CA Chikuma at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
KV Wetaskiwin sunk by CA Chikuma at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages AMC Prince Robert at 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages TK William H. Berg at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages AMC Prince Robert at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages AMC Prince Robert at 15,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near San Francisco at 205,91, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
     CA Chikuma

Allied Ships
     AVD Williamson
     AP Wharton
     AP Harris
     AP U.S. Grant
     AP William Ward Burrows
     xAP President Fillmore
     xAP President Taylor
     AG Spica
     xAK Minnesotan
     xAK Ohioan
     TK Esso Durban
     TK Gulfking
     xAK Cynthia Olson
     xAK Idaho
     xAK Liberty
     xAK Examiner
     TK H. M. Storey
     TK William H. Berg
     AMC Prince Robert, Shell hits 7,  heavy fires,  heavy damage



Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 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...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages AMC Prince Robert at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages AMC Prince Robert at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages AMC Prince Robert at 3,000 yards
Komura, Keizo* orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 2,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages AMC Prince Robert at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages AMC Prince Robert at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages AMC Prince Robert at 17,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near San Francisco at 205,92, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
     CA Chikuma

Allied Ships
     AVD Williamson
     AP Wharton
     AP Harris
     AP U.S. Grant
     AP William Ward Burrows
     xAP President Fillmore
     xAP President Taylor
     AG Spica
     xAK Minnesotan
     xAK Ohioan
     TK Esso Durban
     TK Gulfking
     xAK Cynthia Olson
     xAK Idaho
     xAK Liberty
     xAK Examiner
     TK H. M. Storey
     TK William H. Berg
     AMC Prince Robert,  heavy fires,  heavy damage



Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near San Francisco at 204,92, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
     CA Chikuma

Allied Ships
     AVD Williamson
     AP Wharton
     AP Harris
     AP U.S. Grant
     AP William Ward Burrows
     xAP President Fillmore
     xAP President Taylor
     AG Spica
     xAK Minnesotan
     xAK Ohioan
     TK Esso Durban
     TK Gulfking
     xAK Cynthia Olson
     xAK Idaho
     xAK Liberty
     xAK Examiner
     TK H. M. Storey
     TK William H. Berg
     AMC Prince Robert,  heavy fires,  heavy damage



Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 6,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kuantan at 52,79

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes


Allied aircraft
     Vildebeest III x 12


Allied aircraft losses
     Vildebeest III: 6 damaged

Japanese Ships
     xAK Noto Maru, Torpedo hits 1,  heavy fires
     CA Takao, Torpedo hits 1
     xAK Mogamigawa Maru
     xAK Kogyo Maru, Torpedo hits 2,  heavy fires,  heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
     124 casualties reported
        Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
        Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
        Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
     Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
     12 x Vildebeest III launching torpedoes at 200 feet
              Naval Attack:  1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kuantan at 52,79

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
     Vildebeest III x 5


Allied aircraft losses
     Vildebeest III: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
     AK Sado Maru, Torpedo hits 1
     xAK Koryu Maru, Torpedo hits 1,  heavy fires

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



Aircraft Attacking:
      5 x Vildebeest III launching torpedoes at 200 feet
              Naval Attack:  1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo




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RE: The Line holds.... - 12/27/2009 11:45:45 PM   
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ps Rawalpindi and Jervis Bay came to mind when I watched this one

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RCN Holds on - 12/27/2009 11:46:31 PM   
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Had PZB left a couple of DD's with that Cruiser it would have caused mayhem in the convoy

p.s. as you may have noticed Wing Commander Gaskells 36Sqn in Vildebeeste TB's managed to get in amongst the Japanese Transports heading I assume for Mersing

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RE: RCN Holds on - 12/28/2009 12:08:23 AM   
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OK guys assuming Mersing is the target and further assuming I cannot stop it.

What do I do ?

At present at the Mersing Hex I have 22nd Aus Bde, 3rd Cavalry with about 20 Armoured Cars and 4 Tankettes and 1 HAA Regt.

By tomorrow I will have another 100 AV when 12th Indian Bde arrives with another HAA Regt and an AT Regt en route.

On the main line I have concentrated 11th Indian Div with 3rd HAA Regt in support, 27th Aus Bde and the retreating 22nd Indian and 8th Indian Bdes en route.

SSVF and FMVF are in Corps reserve covering LOC as are various Bns

This would expose me to defeat in detail IF I was planning on standing for any length of time.

I have a good road to my rear and a good fast connection to Singapre as long as the main line holds the troops at mersing will stand but thats the 64,000 dollar question - can they stand - it will depend on what the Japanese land with - if its a full Div I will probably have to pull back and abandon the forwatrd line.

I would prefer to wait until 8th and 22nd Bdes are in the perimeter before I collapse it but that may not be possible

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RE: RCN Holds on - 12/28/2009 1:29:37 AM   
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quote:

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Had PZB left a couple of DD's with that Cruiser it would have caused mayhem in the convoy

p.s. as you may have noticed Wing Commander Gaskells 36Sqn in Vildebeeste TB's managed to get in amongst the Japanese Transports heading I assume for Mersing


Wouldn't have had the needed range I guess. 0nce you do something like that you'd better retreat at flank speed - leaving DDs with the Chikuma was going to slow her down. But the surprise was nasty, and the escorts gallant, S!

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RE: RCN Holds on - 12/28/2009 10:42:19 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 22, 41

Three significant actions today

1. OK the anticipated enemy landing occured at Mersing doesnt look like a huge force so I am watchfull rather than worried 2 Bdes should be able to hold them. I will watch and see

2. Saratoga avenged the convoy her SBD's sank Chikuma in two small raids

3. The Japanese punched through MacArthurs blocking force in San Fernando this means I need to defend on the plain which is poor ground I will need to contract my perimeter maybe all the way to Bataan - considering my options now.

Mac is blaming Wainright

Luzon probably will struggle to hold but I will begin the withdrawal of support units and supply to Bataan now in preparation for future siege




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Naval bombardment of Mersing at 51,82

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Atago


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


BB Haruna firing at 22nd Australian Brigade
BB Kongo firing at 22nd Australian Brigade
CA Atago firing at 22nd Australian Brigade


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Mersing at 51,82, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
CA Atago
DD Asashio
DD Akatsuki
DD Hibiki
DD Sagiri

Allied Ships
CM Willem v d Zaan, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 23,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
CA Atago engages CM Willem v d Zaan at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CM Willem v d Zaan at 22,000 yards
CA Atago engages CM Willem v d Zaan at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CM Willem v d Zaan at 20,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages CM Willem v d Zaan at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CM Willem v d Zaan at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CM Willem v d Zaan at 13,000 yards
DD Akatsuki engages CM Willem v d Zaan at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CM Willem v d Zaan at 11,000 yards
CM Willem v d Zaan sunk by DD Hibiki at 11,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...




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Day Time Surface Combat, near Lahaina at 199,89, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma

Allied Ships
CV Saratoga
DD Cushing
DD Dent
DD Crosby
DD Kennison
DD Crane
DD Kilty



Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
CA Chikuma engages DD Dent at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CV Saratoga at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CV Saratoga at 28,000 yards
Task forces break off...



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Lahaina at 197,87

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 13
SBD-3 Dauntless x 11


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Chikuma


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 2



Allied aircraft
Vildebeest III x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 2 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lahaina at 197,87

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 13
SBD-3 Dauntless x 11


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 6000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Chikuma


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Invasion Support action off Davao

Japanese Ships
PB Edo Maru
PB Choko Maru #2
PB Busho Maru
PB Chiyo Maru #4



PB Edo Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Choko Maru #2 firing at enemy troops
PB Busho Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Chiyo Maru #4 firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Manado

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hidaka Maru, Shell hits 1
TB Hayabusa
APD Hagi



75mm CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAKL Hidaka Maru at 12,000 yards
TB Hayabusa fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards
TB Hayabusa firing at enemy troops
APD Hagi firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Tarakan
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Baikal Maru
CA Kumano



75mm CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAP Baikal Maru at 12,000 yards
CA Kumano fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards


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Pre-Invasion action off Mersing

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Takao



CA Takao firing at 22nd Australian Brigade
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Amphibious Assault at Mersing

TF 125 troops unloading over beach at Mersing, 51,82



10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 15th Ind. Engr Rgt /1
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 91st Nav Gd /2


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Ground combat at 50,74

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 690 troops, 0 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 116

Defending force 0 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 28

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 28 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
Units pursuing 1


Allied ground losses:
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
3rd SSVF Battalion


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Ground combat at San Fernando (80,74)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11347 troops, 120 guns, 299 vehicles, Assault Value = 464

Defending force 12075 troops, 253 guns, 335 vehicles, Assault Value = 506

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 215

Allied adjusted defense: 81

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE San Fernando !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
530 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 39 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Vehicles lost 25 (2 destroyed, 23 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
4810 casualties reported
Squads: 130 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 352 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 85 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 116 (116 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 317 (317 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 8


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
48th Recon Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
11th PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
31st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment
192nd Tank Battalion
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
14th PS Engineer Regiment
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment



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Ground combat at Mersing (51,82)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2550 troops, 44 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 203

Defending force 3731 troops, 29 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 118

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



Assaulting units:
22nd Australian Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
12th Indian Brigade
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment

Defending units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1
91st Nav Gd /1
15th Ind. Engr Rgt /2
4th Ind. Engr Rgt /6
84th JAAF AF Bn /1


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Ground combat at Mersing (51,82)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 356 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 118

Defending force 5761 troops, 110 guns, 91 vehicles, Assault Value = 203

Japanese adjusted assault: 4

Allied adjusted defense: 67

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 16 (fort level 1)

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

Japanese ground losses:
197 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
91st Nav Gd /1
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1
15th Ind. Engr Rgt /2
4th Ind. Engr Rgt /6
84th JAAF AF Bn /1

Defending units:
22nd Australian Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
12th Indian Brigade
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment

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RE: RCN Holds on - 12/28/2009 10:45:30 AM   
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8th and 22nd Indian Bdes are now almost on the rail line when they get there I will have more options as I can concentrate 9th Indian Div which will have all three of my fighting Divs in line and ready to defend

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RE: RCN Holds on - 12/28/2009 11:32:04 AM   
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Outside of Sqns that arrive with aircraft I get exactly

40 Havocs in the whole of 42 starting in March 42
15 Banshees in Feb 42
24 Hudsons at 2 per month..
100 B25C's starting August 42

Wow thats not a lot of replacement aircraft for the first 6 months I get the square root of knack all.....

Heavies are a bit better

B17's 138 ending September 42
LB-30's 24 ending Feb 42
98 Liberators starting July 42 (incl PB4Y's)

So about 180 Mediums and 260 Heavies over the whole of 42 - its not a lot....

Noty sure how many of y Sqns arrive with a full complement of aircraft but for someone like me that likes to have a substantial reserve before commtitting to battle I can see me disbanding about 50% of the Sqns set to arrive to ensure pool density .

I wont commit to acttion without at least a full sqns worth of spare aircraft in the pool for every sqn I am committing.

That was my rule in stock I may be struggling to maintain it in AE....

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RE: RCN Holds on - 12/28/2009 11:36:17 AM   
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Wow my bomber replacements are looowwww


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RE: The Line holds.... - 12/28/2009 11:42:54 AM   
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what the hell is an IJN CA doing at San Francisco?

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RE: The Line holds.... - 12/28/2009 1:24:27 PM   
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No idea just a raider I think detached from KB

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RE: The Line holds.... - 12/28/2009 2:39:31 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Andy Mac

No idea just a raider I think detached from KB



still don´t get it, throwing away a heavy cruiser for nothing is not what I would expect from PzB. This was more like an AI move (sorry Andy)

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RE: The Line holds.... - 12/28/2009 2:40:34 PM   
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To be fair if Saratoga hadnt been 300 miles away he probably weould have gotten away with it 

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