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RE: The Line holds.... - 12/28/2009 2:44:39 PM   
castor troy


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Andy Mac

To be fair if Saratoga hadnt been 300 miles away he probably weould have gotten away with it 



I still wouldn´t consider it a "smart" operation. A heavy cruiser isn´t a PB you don´t really care if it goes down and even slight flt damage on the cruiser can cause the loss due to being at the other end of the world. And what can you really expect to achieve? Every ship that isn´t sunk immedietely can be disbanded at the best Allied port and be put into the shipyards which saves it in 99% of the cases.

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RE: The Line holds.... - 12/28/2009 2:59:45 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Andy Mac

To be fair if Saratoga hadnt been 300 miles away he probably weould have gotten away with it 



I still wouldn´t consider it a "smart" operation. A heavy cruiser isn´t a PB you don´t really care if it goes down and even slight flt damage on the cruiser can cause the loss due to being at the other end of the world. And what can you really expect to achieve? Every ship that isn´t sunk immedietely can be disbanded at the best Allied port and be put into the shipyards which saves it in 99% of the cases.



I personally would've used a CL. Those ones are quite expendable.

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RE: The Line holds.... - 12/28/2009 3:06:39 PM   
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well historically speaking, San Francisco and the whole west coast would be in awe right now, that's for sure! 

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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/29/2009 12:01:53 AM   
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Not a lot to say my units are starting to fall apart under the aerial bombardment - not to worried about it from my perspective but later in the game could cause major problems for a Japanese player

Apart from that when Mersing falls Singapore will be in trouble not much later

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 24, 41
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TF 116 encounters mine field at Aparri (82,73)

Japanese Ships
     DMS W-20



4 mines cleared


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Sub attack near Lahaina  at 191,101

Japanese Ships
     SS I-19, hits 1

Allied Ships
     AP Harris, Torpedo hits 2,  on fire,  heavy damage
     TK William H. Berg
     xAP President Fillmore
     xAK Ohioan
     AVD Williamson


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


SS I-19 launches 6 torpedoes at AP Harris
AVD Williamson attacking submerged sub ....
AVD Williamson cannot reach attack position over SS I-19
SS I-19 eludes ASW attack from AVD Williamson
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Quinhon  at 70,71

Japanese Ships
     SC Ch 8
     xAK Konzan Maru
     DD Tsuga

Allied Ships
     SS S-37



SS S-37 is sighted by escort
S-37 diving deep ....
DD Tsuga fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tsuga fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tsuga fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tsuga fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tsuga fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Naval bombardment of Mersing at 51,82

Japanese Ships
     CA Chokai
     CL Sendai



CA Chokai firing at Mersing
CL Sendai firing at Mersing


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Pre-Invasion action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
     DMS W-9



DMS W-9 firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Singkawang

TF 33 troops unloading over beach at Singkawang, 56,88

Japanese ground losses:
     70 casualties reported
        Squads: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
        Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of II./124th Infantry Bn
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of II./124th Infantry Bn
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of II./124th Infantry Bn
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of II./124th Infantry Bn /2


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ASW attack near Laoag  at 80,72

Japanese Ships
     PB Seikai Maru
     PB Seki Maru #3
     PB Toko Maru #4

Allied Ships
     SS Porpoise



SS Porpoise is located by PB Seikai Maru
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Toko Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Toko Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Toko Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Toko Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Toko Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Hengchun  at 82,67

Japanese Ships
     CM Shirataka

Allied Ships
     SS Saury



SS Saury launches 4 torpedoes
Saury diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection


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Submarine attack near Lahaina  at 191,102

Japanese Ships
     SS I-25

Allied Ships
     AP Harris, Torpedo hits 3,  on fire,  heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
     Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
     Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


AP Harris is sighted by SS I-25
SS I-25 launches 6 torpedoes


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Morning Air attack on Lingayen , at 79,75

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
      6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 22000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 12



Allied aircraft
     P-40E Warhawk x 1


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
     P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
      7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 16000 feet
      1 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
     1 plane(s) intercepting now.
     Group patrol altitude is 15000
     Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 5/14th Punjab Battalion, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 6
     G3M2 Nell x 8



Japanese aircraft losses
     G3M2 Nell: 4 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
      8 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 16000 feet
              Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 31st Infantry Regiment, at 80,75 (Bayombong)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-27b Nate x 8
     Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 9
     Ki-48-Ib Lily x 18



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
     18 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 Mersing , at 51,82

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22
     Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 23
     Ki-48-Ib Lily x 31



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged
     Ki-48-Ib Lily: 6 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
     22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 20000 feet
              Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
     25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 20000 feet
              Port Attack:  4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
      6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 20000 feet *
              Ground Attack:  2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 12th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking Mersing  ...
Also attacking 5/14th Punjab Battalion ...
Also attacking 12th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking Mersing  ...
Also attacking 12th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking Mersing  ...


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Morning Air attack on 12th Indian Brigade, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 19



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
     19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 25000 feet *
              Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 5/14th Punjab Battalion ...
Also attacking 12th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged



Port hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-30 Ann x 12
     Ki-36 Ida x 25
     Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 10
     Ki-51 Sonia x 3



Allied aircraft
     no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-30 Ann: 1 damaged
     Ki-36 Ida: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
     SB-III: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
     12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
              Airfield Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
     24 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 15000 feet
              Airfield Attack:  4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
      3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
              Airfield Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-IIa Sally: 7 damaged

Allied Ships
     HDML 1062, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
     21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 26000 feet
              Port Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 5/14th Punjab Battalion, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12



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



Aircraft Attacking:
     12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 20000 feet *
              Ground Attack:  2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Lingayen , at 79,75

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9



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



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 4

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



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
     Ki-51 Sonia x 7



Allied aircraft
     no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
      7 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
              Airfield Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 6
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6



No Japanese losses



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
      6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 25000 feet *
              Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 2



Allied aircraft
     Swordfish I x 2
     Vildebeest III x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
     Swordfish I: 2 damaged
     Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
     CA Chokai



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

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
     0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
     Group patrol altitude is 20000
     Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 5/14th Punjab Battalion, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 26
     Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 2



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 15 damaged


Allied ground losses:
     75 casualties reported
        Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
        Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
     Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
     Vehicles lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
     26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet *
              Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 21st PA Infantry Division, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
     G3M2 Nell x 27
     Ki-21-Ic Sally x 20



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
     149 casualties reported
        Squads: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
        Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
     Guns lost 7 (3 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
     27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 8000 feet
              Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
     20 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 5000 feet
              Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 3rd War Area , at 88,56 (Chuhsien)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-32 Mary x 20



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
     20 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 18000 feet
              Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-Ic Sally x 36



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 destroyed, 16 damaged



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
     20 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 16000 feet *
              Port Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
     15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
              Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-48-Ib Lily x 19



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
     19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet *
              Ground Attack:  2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 2



Allied aircraft
     Vildebeest III x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
     Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
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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Ground combat at Mersing (51,82)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10958 troops, 72 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 326

Defending force 6437 troops, 122 guns, 109 vehicles, Assault Value = 227

Japanese adjusted assault: 115

Allied adjusted defense: 75

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
     314 casualties reported
        Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
        Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled


Allied ground losses:
     573 casualties reported
        Squads: 1 destroyed, 43 disabled
        Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 83 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
     Vehicles lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)


Assaulting units:
   15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
   41st Infantry Regiment
   55th Infantry Regiment
   91st Naval Guard Unit
   4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
   Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1
   84th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
   22nd Australian Brigade
   5/14th Punjab Battalion
   3rd Cavalry Regiment
   12th Indian Brigade
   22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
   2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
   1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
   272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment


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Ground combat at Singkawang (56,88)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 862 troops, 5 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Defending force 2639 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 100



Assaulting units:
   West Borneo KNIL Battalion
   Singkawang Base Force

Defending units:
   II./124th Infantry Bn /1
   III./124th Infantry Bn /1


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Ground combat at Mersing (51,82)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4678 troops, 72 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 193

Defending force 10747 troops, 72 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 313

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



Assaulting units:
   5/14th Punjab Battalion
   3rd Cavalry Regiment
   22nd Australian Brigade
   12th Indian Brigade
   1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
   2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
   22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
   272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
   41st Infantry Regiment
   4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
   15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
   91st Naval Guard Unit
   55th Infantry Regiment
   Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1
   84th JAAF AF Bn



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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/29/2009 11:31:18 AM   
Andy Mac

 

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I sent 11th Indian Div to Mersing and they arrived in time to stop the Japanese advance.

So Mersing holds for now but the aerial barrage is fierce

No I have the luxury of knowing where the Japanese Carriers are.

Mini KB are south of Java heading for the gap between Timor and Java

Lexington and Enterprise are not far away so I have a decison to make but I may let mini KB pound on the Dutch and suffer some attrition before fighting.

For now keeping a low profile.

Main KB are about 400 miles north of Fiji heading East which is forciomg me to move several TF's around.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 25, 41
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ASW attack near Laoag at 80,71

Japanese Ships
PB Kyo Maru #12
PB Kyo Maru #13

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 is located by PB Kyo Maru #12
S-36 diving deep ....
PB Kyo Maru #12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #12 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Kyo Maru #12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Kanoya at 103,62

Japanese Ships
xAKL Indus Maru

Allied Ships
SS Pompano



xAKL Indus Maru is sighted by SS Pompano
SS Pompano launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Indus Maru


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ASW attack near Lahaina at 189,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-23

Allied Ships
AVD Williamson
AP William Ward Burrows
TK Gulfking



SS I-23 launches 6 torpedoes at AVD Williamson
I-23 diving deep ....
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Lahaina at 189,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-23

Allied Ships
TK Gulfking
xAK Liberty
AVD Williamson



SS I-23 is sighted by escort
I-23 diving deep ....
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 151 encounters mine field at Ternate (78,102)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-8



15 mines cleared


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Morning Air attack on 41st PA Infantry Division, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 33



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
84 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
33 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 26th PS Cavalry Regiment ...
Also attacking 41st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 26th PS Cavalry Regiment ...
Also attacking 41st PA Infantry Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 41st PA Infantry Division, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 19



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 16000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
G3M2 Nell x 8



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 6 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed


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


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 16000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23550
Raid is overhead
2-VI.G.V with B-339D (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23550
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 5



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 31st Infantry Regiment, at 80,75 (Bayombong)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
23 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 Mersing , at 51,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 43
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 23
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 28



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 22 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 5 damaged


Allied ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 22nd Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking Mersing ...
Also attacking 272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking Mersing ...
Also attacking 3rd Cavalry Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking Mersing ...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 10



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

Allied Ships
SS S-39, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 26, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Port fuel hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 12
Ki-36 Ida x 5
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 10
Ki-51 Sonia x 12



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 1 damaged
Ki-36 Ida: 1 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
SB-III: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 20



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 54 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 38



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 destroyed, 17 damaged



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 16000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 25000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 5/14th Punjab Battalion ...
Also attacking 272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 3



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged



Runway hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 6 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 26000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 26000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 4 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 4th Marine Regiment, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 21st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on Lingayen , at 79,75

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9



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



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

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



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 4



No Japanese losses



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 25000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near San Fernando at 80,74

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1



Allied aircraft
Vildebeest III x 5


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo



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

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 Det A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Endeh at 66,114

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
B5N1 Kate x 8
D3A1 Val x 8



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 2 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Woolgar, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
TK Talang Akar, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Sipora, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x D3A1 Val diving from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Talang Akar
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Sipora


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Afternoon Air attack on 3rd War Area , at 88,56 (Chuhsien)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-32 Mary x 20



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 18000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Endeh at 66,114

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
B5N1 Kate x 15
B5N2 Kate x 4



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Parigi, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Boschfontein, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAKL Prominent, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAP Pijnacker Hordijk, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Pre-Invasion action off Tandjoengselor

Japanese Ships
DD Nowaki



DD Nowaki firing at Tarakan Base Force


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Amphibious Assault at Tandjoengselor

TF 124 troops unloading over beach at Tandjoengselor, 68,92

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



19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of I./4th Infantry Bn /2


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Amphibious Assault at Batan Island

TF 237 troops unloading over beach at Batan Island, 85,70





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Ground combat at 88,45

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12240 troops, 147 guns, 30 vehicles, Assault Value = 1225

Defending force 1479 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

Japanese adjusted assault: 411

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 411 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
1819 casualties reported
Squads: 106 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 40 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
110th Division
5th Armored Car Co
37th Division
36th/C Division
4th Mortar Battalion
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

Defending units:
8th New Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Mersing (51,82)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10776 troops, 72 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 315

Defending force 12584 troops, 184 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 501

Japanese adjusted assault: 75

Allied adjusted defense: 199

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
745 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
602 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 56 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 23 (6 destroyed, 17 disabled)


Assaulting units:
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
91st Naval Guard Unit
41st Infantry Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1
84th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
11th Indian Division
5/14th Punjab Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
22nd Australian Brigade
12th Indian Brigade
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment


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Ground combat at Singkawang (56,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2629 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 99

Defending force 1075 troops, 10 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 36

Japanese adjusted assault: 42

Allied adjusted defense: 13

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Singkawang !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

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

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


Allied ground losses:
458 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Assaulting units:
II./124th Infantry Battalion
III./124th Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Singkawang Base Force


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Ground combat at Mersing (51,82)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4883 troops, 71 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 467

Defending force 10014 troops, 72 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 273



Assaulting units:
5/14th Punjab Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
11th Indian Division
22nd Australian Brigade
12th Indian Brigade
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
55th Infantry Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
91st Naval Guard Unit
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1
84th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Batan Island (85,70)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 504 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 21

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 21 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Batan Island !!!

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



Assaulting units:
1st Sasebo SNLF Coy /2


(in reply to Andy Mac)
Post #: 95
RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/29/2009 11:32:45 AM   
Andy Mac

 

Posts: 13796
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The committment of 11th Indian Div to Mersing basically means I cannot hold my chosen defence line.

As The IJA gets closer to Malacca I will probably need to pull back to avoid being cut off but at least I have stalled the offensive at Mersing

(in reply to Andy Mac)
Post #: 96
RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/29/2009 8:10:55 PM   
Andy Mac

 

Posts: 13796
Joined: 5/12/2004
From: Alexandria, Scotland
Status: offline
OK unless PZB reinforces the Mersing attack has been held for now.

As both 8th and 22nd Bdes are now on the rail line to Singapore I will begin to pull out the other elements of 9th Div from the Mersing front in order to consolidate 9th Indian Div.

The attack on Rabaul started today but I didnt detect them so none of my bombers flew <mutter> I am now pulling out of Rabaul as I cannot hold it once he is ashore

AVG took a beating over Rangoon but is still in the fight.

Concentrating various B17 squadrons into Burma in case I get a chance to retaliate

MacArthur is going bunker on us and has run for bataan at full speed as i want the protection of the big guns..

Big KB has went missing - always a worry I need a sub screen north of Fiji I will need to begin pulling subs back to screen my bases to support my air search assets.

Mini KB continues south of java



AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 26, 41
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TF 151 encounters mine field at Ternate (78,102)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-8



16 mines cleared


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Sub attack near Kangean at 59,103

Japanese Ships
SS I-122, hits 3

Allied Ships
DD Parrott
CL Tromp
DD Bulmer
DD Barker
DD Paul Jones



SS I-122 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Parrott
I-122 bottoming out ....
DD Parrott fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Paul Jones fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Parrott attacking submerged sub ....
DD Parrott cannot establish contact with SS I-122
DD Parrott fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Parrott fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Parrott fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Amphibious Assault at Itbayat Island

TF 237 troops unloading over beach at Itbayat Island, 84,69





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TF 151 encounters mine field at Ternate (78,102)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-8



18 mines cleared


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TF 15 encounters mine field at Rabaul (106,125)

Japanese Ships
PB Gamitsu Maru #1
PB Fumi Maru #3



3 mines cleared


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TF 31 encounters mine field at Rabaul (106,125)

Japanese Ships
DD Mutsuki



1 mine cleared


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Morning Air attack on 11th Indian Division, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 8



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 23550
Raid is overhead
2-VI.G.V with B-339D (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 23550
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3



Allied aircraft
Vildebeest III x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Shikinami



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

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 1st PA Infantry Division, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 32



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
32 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Subic Bay Defenses ...
Also attacking 1st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Subic Bay Defenses ...
Also attacking 1st PA Infantry Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 16000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 200 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 68 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 17



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 25000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 19



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 25000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 25000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 25000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Mersing , at 51,82

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 49
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 14
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 49



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 10 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 7 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 11th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 12th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking Mersing ...
Also attacking 11th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 12th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking Mersing ...
Also attacking 11th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 12th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking Mersing ...
Also attacking 1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 12
Ki-36 Ida x 25
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 9
Ki-51 Sonia x 3



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 1 damaged
Ki-36 Ida: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 17



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged



Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 16000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 9



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



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



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 21
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 34



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 49


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet
5 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 19 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 26400 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 25000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 22nd Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking 272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 3



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged




Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 26000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 26000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 22
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 10



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 25000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 25000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
Ki-51 Sonia x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 28


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 26400
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Waingapoe at 61,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
B5N2 Kate x 3



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Schouten, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 47 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 4
G4M1 Betty x 6



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed




CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 26400
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 13



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed




CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 26400
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 12


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 26400
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 11



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 1 destroyed




Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 26400
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 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 17000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Waingapoe at 61,115

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
D3A1 Val x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Soerabaja, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk
xAKL Sipirok, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x D3A1 Val diving from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Soerabaja
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Sipirok


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 6



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged


Allied Ships
CL Dauntless



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Raid is overhead
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 26400
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Endeh at 66,114

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
F1M2 Pete x 5



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 1


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Zuiho



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Raid is overhead
Chiyoda-2 with F1M2 Pete (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
13th Ku S-1 Det A with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Sub attack near Hilo at 187,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-23

Allied Ships
AP Wharton, Torpedo hits 1
AP William Ward Burrows
TK Gulfking
xAK Examiner
xAK Liberty
AVD Williamson



SS I-23 launches 6 torpedoes at AP Wharton
I-23 diving deep ....
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Williamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Naval bombardment of Rabaul at 106,125

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba
CL Tenryu


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


Runway hits 4

CA Kinugasa firing at Rabaul
CA Aoba firing at Lark Battalion
CL Tenryu firing at Lark Battalion


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Pre-Invasion action off Rabaul

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Furutaka
PB Kyo Maru #6
PB Gamitsu Maru #1
PB Fumi Maru #3

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


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


CA Furutaka firing at Lark Battalion
PB Kyo Maru #6 firing at enemy troops
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 firing at enemy troops
PB Fumi Maru #3 firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Amphibious Assault at Rabaul

TF 15 troops unloading over beach at Rabaul, 106,125

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of Maizuru 1st SNLF /2
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of Maizuru 1st SNLF /2


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Pre-Invasion action off Kudat

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 11
SC Ch 8



SC Ch 11 firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 8 firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Amphibious Assault at Kudat

TF 20 troops unloading over beach at Kudat, 69,86





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Ground combat at 89,56

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11114 troops, 102 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 506

Defending force 3178 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 98

Japanese adjusted assault: 327

Allied adjusted defense: 6

Japanese assault odds: 54 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
162 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units pursuing 1


Allied ground losses:
2272 casualties reported
Squads: 73 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 35 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
22nd Division
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment

Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Lingayen (79,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9505 troops, 120 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 705

Defending force 450 troops, 8 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 251

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 251 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lingayen !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), disruption(-), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

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


Allied ground losses:
538 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 59 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
48th Engineer Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
65th Brigade
7th Tank Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
South Luzon Force


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Ground combat at Bayombong (80,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2633 troops, 33 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 136

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 82

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 82 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Bayombong !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
Tanaka Detachment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Recon Rgt /1
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at Tandjoengselor (68,92)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1146 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Defending force 510 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 8

Allied adjusted defense: 7

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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


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


Assaulting units:
I./4th Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
Tarakan Base Force


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Ground combat at Davao (79,91)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1212 troops, 3 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 175

Defending force 1043 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Japanese adjusted assault: 7

Allied adjusted defense: 16

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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



Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment
1st Ind. Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
102nd PA Infantry Regiment


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Ground combat at Sidate (75,100)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1458 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 493 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

Japanese adjusted assault: 54

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 54 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sidate !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
201 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
16th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Manado Garrison Battalion


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Ground combat at Rabaul (106,125)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 582 troops, 8 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Defending force 2477 troops, 22 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 100



Assaulting units:
Lark Battalion
Rabaul Det. Base Force

Defending units:
Maizuru 1st SNLF /1
II/81st Nav Gd /1
2nd Indpt SNLF Coy /1


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Ground combat at Mersing (51,82)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4897 troops, 70 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 565

Defending force 10061 troops, 72 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 275

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


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


Assaulting units:
22nd Australian Brigade
27th Australian Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
5/14th Punjab Battalion
11th Indian Division
12th Indian Brigade
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
91st Naval Guard Unit
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1
84th JAAF AF Bn



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Post #: 97
RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/30/2009 4:58:10 PM   
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Closing in on New Year a couple of turns have passed.

OK what has happened.

1. Mini KB has turned back just as Lex's CAG gets brought up to strength - they didnt go after Java so my ambush was cancelled.

2. PZB is using paras to accelerate down the malay peninsula and is landing more troops at Mersing.

Mersing is losing its usefullness once his forces link up I will be cut off I have ordered a fighting withdrawal out of Mersing by III Corps - moving in Combat mode and slowly should ensure I dont get bounced out.

3. Air Combat over Rangoon has been brutal and I have temporarily conceded air superiority I will be back but will wait a few days to repair my tattered squadrons.

4. The first of my real reinforcements has arrive 232 Sqn with 16 Hurricanes at Aden and 7th Hussars Armoured Regt.

5. I am now in full retreat across the map III Corps will join the rest of Malaya Army in Singapore and MacArthur is heading for Bataan - both are about a week earlier than I would have liked but so be it.

6. In Burma I now have 5 Indian Bdes and the full 1st Burma Div added to that Chinese Divisons are in Burma and resting given enough time they will become stronger. At present each Division is little stronger than a British Inf Bn.

3 more Combat Divisions and the reserve Div of the Chinese 5th Army are en route to Burma but it is unlikely they will arrive in sufficient strength to achieve much.

7. The first wave of reinforcing units is arriving in the South pacific - The focus of the reinforcements is Pago Pago, Suva, Tahiti and New Zealand - Over time each of these locations will get stronger

USS Hornet has arrived as well which gives me four fleet carriers



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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/30/2009 5:09:22 PM   
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What has become 100% clear to me is that Bn sized forces hadve no place in the fighting - they are there for rear area garrisons but are of little combat utility as after one fight they ttend to be shattered.

Unfortunately I have lots of these Bns but few larger formations.

I need properly constituded, organised, trained, well led Divisions not hordes of disorganised Bns - this fragmentation of my fighting power is one of the main difficulties in resisting the japanese advance and reflects the lack of teamwork and cohesion in allied forces.
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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/30/2009 6:48:37 PM   
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Hi andy, glad to see that round 2 has started in AE. Looking forward to watching this one play out. Good luck

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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/30/2009 11:58:51 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Andy Mac

What has become 100% clear to me is that Bn sized forces hadve no place in the fighting - they are there for rear area garrisons but are of little combat utility as after one fight they ttend to be shattered.

Unfortunately I have lots of these Bns but few larger formations.

I need properly constituded, organised, trained, well led Divisions not hordes of disorganised Bns - this fragmentation of my fighting power is one of the main difficulties in resisting the japanese advance and reflects the lack of teamwork and cohesion in allied forces.
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Andy, I think the top two issues for the Allied Leadership are the experience differential and generally low morale. When combined with Japanese air superiority, any Allied defense is a house of cards. A couple of days of sustained air attacks followed by a shock attack, and out come the white scarves.

I have stopped worrying about what target a unit is prepped for until I get it trained up to its national limit. If a unit starts with 100 prep points for Las Vegas, it is going to stay prepped for Las Vegas, even if headed towards the front, until its experience reaches 60 in my man's Army! I would rather have the general increase to experience than the site specific prep advantage, particularily during the fluid first six months of the war. If a unit is under 100 prep points and on the front line, I will generally leave it in combat mode (if it has engineers) to help prepare defenses, unless its morale is low (<50) to begin with--in which case it gets R&R.

I rebuild as many of the brigades as I can, but a few decent BNs make good rear area airfield security forces. A good BN reinforcing a base force is a tough nut for an IJA Airborne unit to crack.

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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 12:23:18 AM   
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Yeah I am digging in for all I am worht in various locations and I agree dont change prep points.

PZB is giving me some free training at mersing and my orderly withdrawal continues I estimate 6 or 7 days before I can get out of th eMersing hex (the cost of a slow withdrawal with no risks) it takes a long time to perform a tactical retreat.

I am keeping weather eye on how long it takes him to push his spearhead forward in case I need to expedite my pull out.

Thank god for the Canandians is all I say those Flower class corvettes are worth their weight in gold

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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor  at 181,105


Japanese Ships
     SS I-23, hits 1

Allied Ships
     xAK Admiral Y. Williams
     PG Charleston
     KV Chilliwack



SS I-23 is sighted by escort
I-23 diving deep ....
PG Charleston fails to find sub and abandons search
KV Chilliwack attacking submerged sub ....
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

The minefireld at Mersing has been worth it

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TF 240 encounters mine field at Mersing (51,82)

Japanese Ships
     DMS W-6
     TB Kasasagi, Mine hits 1,  on fire,  heavy damage



16 mines cleared

Ground combat at Mersing (51,82)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13813 troops, 162 guns, 48 vehicles, Assault Value = 563

Defending force 17492 troops, 115 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 562

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


Heavy Japanese reinforcemements at Mersing I dont like this I may get bounced out if I am not carefull


Assaulting units:
   5/14th Punjab Battalion
   11th Indian Division
   22nd Australian Brigade
   3rd Cavalry Regiment
   27th Australian Brigade
   12th Indian Brigade
   22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
   2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
   1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment

Defending units:
   4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
   15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
   55th Infantry Regiment
   91st Naval Guard Unit
   148th Infantry Regiment
   41st Infantry Regiment
   42nd Infantry Rgt /5
   Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1
   84th JAAF AF Bn


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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 12:33:27 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Andy Mac


Thank god for the Canandians is all I say those Flower class corvettes are worth their weight in gold


Can't live without them...

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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 12:33:31 AM   
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I expect Singapore to fall about Mid January - you could add a week to that without the the Mersing Gambit

If I get bounced out of Mersing maybe take a week off of that estimate.

Without the extra 5 Bdes that historically were sent to Malaya its hard to see the defences holding the Japanese out to long

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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 12:38:24 AM   
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Well so far the RCN has covered itself in glory

Prince Robert and the two Corvettes seeing off that Japanese Heavy ruiser and then the other corvettes doing everything they can to keep PH safe.

I may transfer a few more and a few RN DD's  from India to West Coast to beef up my Support Groups

Last game I was able to do ok v IJN subs this game they are running rampant and I will need to adjust.

At PM I now have a reinforced Division digging in. (The Birds) 30th Aus Bde and PM Bde plus a couple of attached units.

More will follow when I have time.

Between North and West Australia I now have 4 USAAF Heavy Bomber Sqns in theatre and training or searching plus one medium Sqn of Marauders so so far so good.

Still desperately short of fighters in Oz I have exactly 19 Buffalos spread across 2 RAF Sqns at present but the USAAF and RAAF Sqns will start to arrive in numbers soon I hope

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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 12:46:48 AM   
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The real question I am grappling with is where will PZB exploit all have pluses and minuses??

1. PM - I expect a serious attack on PM at some stage
2. New Cal - I expect him to take New Cal whether he will try to hold it not sure as its exposed
3. Fiji - Maybe but he would need a lot of force and its a long way.
4. CENTPAC islands - As a raid I would be suprised if he didnt
5. North Aus - Half expecting this one
6. West Aus - Again half expecting this one
7. East Aus - na dont really see this one to much firepower
8. India - again its weak but I am ready for it so I doubt he will try it
9. Ceylon - maybe
10. Hawaii - na hes to smart for that one
11. NZ - maybe

OK lets look at them in turn

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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 12:54:26 AM   
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1. PM - If he is serious he can probably take it but I ntend to make sure that he has tp mean it and it wont be a short fight - I will have between 1 and 2 Divs plus CD units AA and other forces dug in and waiting he may be able to take it but it will hurt.

2. New Cal - New Cal as a raid has real possibilities he knows I am not rushing troops in there from KB's flyby so I would assume he knows its weak but unless you are going all out for Fiji or New Zealand its not worth trying to hold. So a raid yes to keep me off balance but if he commits large forces there I know he is actually going for NZ or Fiji.

So lets deal with them

3. Fiji - I only have a reinforced Bde there so if he wants it enough he can probably take it now but Pago Paho is strongly held and so is tahiti so I dont know maybe - within a month I will have a full Div on Fiji at which point it becomes harder - still doable but harder.

11. NZ - I dont see it I have c 2 Divs there already plus plentifull armour with more to come and its a long way south so Fuel would be a real bugger and I would fight for NZ tooth and nail so it would be at a long LOC and I have enough in place even now to fight it out - I could be wrong but NZ feels like a sep to far - I will honour the threat though and have already sent 8th Marine Regt there on board QE plus recombined all my NZ Bdes which are resting and recovering strength.



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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 12:57:21 AM   
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4. CENTPAC islands Canton yes, others maybe taking somewhere like Palmyra or Johnstone or Midway - yes why not but dont expect to hang on to them they are all to close to PH for long occupation - maybe as a strategy to draw me out but I doubt he would push it.

None of them can take a decent garrison and between Subs and LR Bombers I can stop him cold. So yes as a raid to be a PITA but not as anythong long term - probably more of a trap for me



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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 1:01:20 AM   
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North and West Australia - its probably where I would go North Australia is weak especially now and could be taken and its hard to recapture - not as difficult as stock but still hard - Darwin gives the SRA some strategic depth and is a real possibility because I cannot afford to reinforce to the level required to stop and attack and its close to his fuel reserves.

West Australia slightly further but same basic logic I am weak (c 2 bdes) and I cannot commit large forces to defeat him on thebeaches which means he gets ashore.

Still reasonably close to his fuel reserves.

South and East Australia - I hope he does try it. I am keeping most of the armour and good infantry in these regions its where my fixed aviation support is - its where  I have good internal LOC's please try it - pretty please :)



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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 1:07:34 AM   
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India a raid maybe but I dont think total conquest is possible or practical it would leave him to exposed everywhere else.

So my initial view is no but you never know

Ceylon on the other hand has real possibilities its cut off my garriosn is not to strong (1 Div at present) it have 3 or 4 potential landing spots so yes that one is a maybe

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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 1:09:02 AM   
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As we are playing Scen 2 the key determinant will be where he commits 21st Army thats the extra force the japanese get in this scenario thats the forces he can afford to lose on an expedition without hurting his defence....



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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 10:02:00 AM   
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OK last day of the year and I have mistimed it at Mersing he has reinforced quicker than I can deal with it and the disruptuion levels and fatigue of my main combat units is such that when the inevitable shock attack goes in tomorrow I will be retreated nothing I can do about it - irritating but not a lot else I can say

The airborne artillery and his ability to reinforce at will because of my subs in ability to interdict has cost me dearly.

I underestimated the speed with which he could assemble 20,000 men into Mersing

What else is happening

100 Sqns Vildebeestes struck again they are doing good hopping around base to base killing the odd ships

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 31, 41
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Invasion Support action off Mersing
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

13 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
     PB Tatsumiya Maru
     SC Ch 9
     SC Ch 7



PB Tatsumiya Maru firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 9 firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 7 firing at enemy troops


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Sub attack near Oosthaven  at 46,97

Japanese Ships
     SS I-155

Allied Ships
     xAK Ho Kiang, Torpedo hits 1,  on fire,  heavy damage



SS I-155 launches 8 torpedoes


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tacloban at 81,85, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
     DD Harukaze
     DD Yugao

Allied Ships
     PT-31
     PT-32
     PT-33
     PT-34, Shell hits 1
     PT-35



Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 96% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 9,000 yards
DD Yugao fires at PT-35 at 9,000 yards
DD Yugao fires at PT-34 at 9,000 yards
DD Yugao fires at PT-33 at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Yugao engages PT-35 at 4,000 yards
PT-34 engages DD Harukaze at 4,000 yards
DD Harukaze engages PT-32 at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
DD Harukaze engages PT-35 at 3,000 yards
DD Harukaze engages PT-35 at 3,000 yards
DD Harukaze engages PT-32 at 3,000 yards
DD Harukaze engages PT-31 at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Harukaze engages PT-34 at 6,000 yards
DD Harukaze engages PT-33 at 6,000 yards
PT-32 engages DD Harukaze at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Yugao engages PT-35 at 10,000 yards
DD Harukaze engages PT-35 at 10,000 yards
DD Harukaze engages PT-32 at 10,000 yards
DD Harukaze engages PT-31 at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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TF 66 encounters mine field at Mersing (51,82)

Japanese Ships
     DMS W-6
     DMS W-5
     DMS W-1



30 mines cleared


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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-27b Nate x 8
     Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6



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



Aircraft Attacking:
      6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 20000 feet *
              Airfield Attack:  2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 11th Indian Division, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 2
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-IIa Sally: 9 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
     26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 20000 feet
              Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 20000 feet *
              Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 22nd Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking 11th Indian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

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



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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-Ic Sally x 14



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
     14 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 15000 feet
              Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 27th Australian Brigade, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 2
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
     13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 20000 feet *
              Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 27th Australian Brigade, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 2
     Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
     23 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 20000 feet *
              Ground Attack:  2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25



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


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


Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
     25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 25000 feet
              Port Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-IIa Sally: 13 damaged



Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
     30 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 20000 feet *
              Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-48-Ib Lily x 8



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



Aircraft Attacking:
      8 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 20000 feet *
              Airfield Attack:  2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 56 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-36 Ida x 19



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-36 Ida: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
     19 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 25000 feet *
              Airfield Attack:  2 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 54 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 5
     Ki-21-Ic Sally x 22
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-Ic Sally: 3 damaged
     Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
     22 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 20000 feet *
              Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 20000 feet *
              Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Naga at 81,81

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
     Vildebeest III x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
     xAK Anzan Maru #2, Bomb hits 1,  heavy fires,  heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
     Vehicles lost 17 (8 destroyed, 9 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
      3 x Vildebeest III bombing from 6000 feet
              Naval Attack:  2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Batavia at 49,98

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 6
     G4M1 Betty x 8



Japanese aircraft losses
     G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
     PT TM-4
     PT TM-6



Aircraft Attacking:
      8 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
              Naval Attack:  1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 26
     G3M2 Nell x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
     G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
     DE Sutlej
     xAK Baroda, Bomb hits 1,  heavy fires,  heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
      6 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
              Naval Attack:  2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Baroda caught transferring cargo ...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Naga at 81,81

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes


Allied aircraft
     Vildebeest III x 3


Allied aircraft losses
     Vildebeest III: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
     xAK Yuzan Maru, Bomb hits 2,  heavy fires



Aircraft Attacking:
      3 x Vildebeest III bombing from 6000 feet
              Naval Attack:  2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Yuzan Maru


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Ground combat at 88,48

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 960 troops, 0 guns, 144 vehicles, Assault Value = 80

Defending force 11229 troops, 81 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 418

Japanese adjusted assault: 80

Allied adjusted defense: 128

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), disruption(-), morale(-), experience(-)
supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)

Japanese ground losses:
     Vehicles lost 7 (0 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
     207 casualties reported
        Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
        Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
   12th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
   48th Chinese Corps
   85th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 24856 troops, 213 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 910

Defending force 4915 troops, 66 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 168

Japanese adjusted assault: 481

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 120 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), leaders(+), disruption(-), preparation(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
     44 casualties reported
        Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
        Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
     3440 casualties reported
        Squads: 126 destroyed, 93 disabled
        Non Combat: 38 destroyed, 103 disabled
        Engineers: 6 destroyed, 6 disabled
     Guns lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)
     Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
   13th RGC Temp. Division
   14th Ind.Mixed Brigade
   34th Division
   13th/C Division
   51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
   2nd Ind. Engineer Regiment
   52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

Defending units:
   1st Chinese Cavalry Corps


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Ground combat at 87,46

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 12511 troops, 112 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 467

Defending force 9706 troops, 75 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 250

Japanese adjusted assault: 379

Allied adjusted defense: 12

Japanese assault odds: 31 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
     173 casualties reported
        Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
        Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
     Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
     7642 casualties reported
        Squads: 82 destroyed, 119 disabled
        Non Combat: 399 destroyed, 0 disabled
        Engineers: 4 destroyed, 6 disabled
     Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
     Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
   37th Division

Defending units:
   13th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3669 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 123

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 60

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 60 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manila !!!

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



Assaulting units:
   9th Infantry Regiment


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Ground combat at Mersing (51,82)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 17672 troops, 115 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 572

Defending force 14347 troops, 204 guns, 141 vehicles, Assault Value = 562

Japanese adjusted assault: 275

Allied adjusted defense: 115

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
     714 casualties reported
        Squads: 4 destroyed, 34 disabled
        Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled
        Engineers: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
     Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
     1589 casualties reported
        Squads: 6 destroyed, 85 disabled
        Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 112 disabled
        Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
     Vehicles lost 12 (3 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Assaulting units:
   15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
   41st Infantry Regiment
   42nd Infantry Regiment
   91st Naval Guard Unit
   55th Infantry Regiment
   4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
   148th Infantry Regiment
   Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1
   84th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
   27th Australian Brigade
   22nd Australian Brigade
   5/14th Punjab Battalion
   3rd Cavalry Regiment
   11th Indian Division
   12th Indian Brigade
   22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
   2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
   1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment


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Ground combat at Davao (79,91)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5089 troops, 35 guns, 25 vehicles, Assault Value = 173

Defending force 868 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Japanese adjusted assault: 140

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 35 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
     1629 casualties reported
        Squads: 81 destroyed, 59 disabled
        Non Combat: 49 destroyed, 33 disabled
        Engineers: 5 destroyed, 2 disabled
     Guns lost 17 (15 destroyed, 2 disabled)
     Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
   146th Infantry Regiment
   1st Ind. Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
   102nd PA Infantry Regiment


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Ground combat at Sambas (57,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1184 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Defending force 1076 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Japanese adjusted assault: 35

Allied adjusted defense: 10

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sambas !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
     395 casualties reported
        Squads: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
        Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
     Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
     Units retreated 5


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
   III./124th Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
   West Borneo KNIL Battalion
   2/15 Punjab Battalion
   Sambas Base Force
   Singkawang Base Force
   106th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at Sandakan (70,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1528 troops, 18 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 57

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 57 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sandakan !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(+)



Assaulting units:
   Yokosuka 4th SNLF


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Ground combat at Calayan (83,71)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 504 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 6

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Calayan !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-), fatigue(-)



Assaulting units:
   1st Sasebo SNLF Coy


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Ground combat at Mersing (51,82)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 12669 troops, 162 guns, 47 vehicles, Assault Value = 464

Defending force 16996 troops, 115 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 530

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



Assaulting units:
   27th Australian Brigade
   11th Indian Division
   5/14th Punjab Battalion
   3rd Cavalry Regiment
   22nd Australian Brigade
   12th Indian Brigade
   22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
   2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
   1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment

Defending units:
   4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
   42nd Infantry Regiment
   15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
   55th Infantry Regiment
   148th Infantry Regiment
   91st Naval Guard Unit
   41st Infantry Regiment
   Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1
   84th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Pakhoi (72,58)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4549 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 170

Defending force 3761 troops, 40 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 130

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



Assaulting units:
   64th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
   21st Ind.Mixed Brigade


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Ground combat at Malacca (49,81)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 42 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Defending force 567 troops, 4 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

Japanese adjusted assault: 3

Allied adjusted defense: 5

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
   Yokosuka 1st SNLF /2

Defending units:
   112th RAF Base Force



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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 10:08:11 AM   
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p.s. 1st of Jan 42 so at least I didnt lose Malaya in December 41 !!!

MacArthur is now in his bunker on Bataan with 1800 AV so it should take a while to get them out of there.

Percival is in deep do do and is about to get 2 Divisions retreated out of mersing.


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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 11:55:29 AM   
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Andy;

PzB will always look to outflank and attack the weakest point. I know I am preaching to the converted, but to hell with Mersing. Malaya is always doomed, you can only look to give yourself an extra day here or there. your plight may be to my benefit, but I doubt it. John and I have started down the road again, so I am reinforcing Mersing (honestly you just don't have the troops). This time I know you wont be picking up the pieces, but, I am watching and learning a master of the allied OOB fight a master of the 'Jab bash'. I hope to learn alot.


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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 12:53:23 PM   
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Yeah but I let him I am only really annoyed about my underestimation of the speed he can reinforce.

It takes so long to get forces like 22nd and 8th Indian Bdes onto the rail net that determines how long you fight anywhere outside of Singapore.

The main thing that has suprised me Effectiveness of his air force from high up in disrupting my army.

Tips I would give to anyone fighting in malaya

Leave no base ungarrisoned thats on the rail line - the Malay and ISF Bns are pretty much useless in a stand up fight but they can stop paratroopers from landing and taking bases away from you. You need to make your opponeent march his force down the west coast.

Do not fight in the air for Singapore until you have to - if you sense an attritional air fight coming run away UNTIL you need to fight.

Had I not gotrten my air force shredded pre Mersing I would have given PZB a nasty time over the Mersing Landing as it was only the Vildebeestes were combat ready and a great job they did as well but it wasnt enough.

I should have pulled out earlier but been ready to come back when the decisive moment loomed.

Mine Mersing as heavily as you can

Dont get POW and Re[pulse trashed keeping them as a viable threat will make him think twice about Mersing.

The reality is this will cost me Singapore maybe a week early so its not a disaster just irritating

Tell you what though PZB learns quick - I thought he was going to take forever to get to Singapore - this does feel like a frustrated end run that he has gotten away with because I trashed my AF

Every allied player needs to learn to watch for Para detachments capturing rail line bases - DO NOT LEAVE ANY UNGUARDED.

Also leving LCU's on the rail line in non base hexes stops strategic mode and forces him to clear them use these tricks keep him off the railway as long as you can.






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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 1:03:25 PM   
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I basically committed to the immolating Air Battle over Malaya before I needed to ..... that was my fundamental mistake - with no ships in port and me not planning on fighting for Singapore i didnt need to waste my AF there as early as I did.

Right another discussioon PP's

I face the perennial allied players quandry.

PB5Y's have the range to carry troops and evac them a long way....

But my PP's are short.

I can either free up green but combat ready forces for th esouth pacific and PM or I can spend them rescuing fragments from Bataan and malaya......

Not a nice choice to have to make....

At the moment I am mixing and matching.

I used PP's to pull out the Loyal Bn and the Punjab Bn from Malaya because thats a good set of replacements I can use when disbanded to help bring other units up to strength.

When the end is in site I will do a mass evac of Singapore to pull out everything I can but it will be the square root of nothing probably

Until then I am saving for 27th and 40th US Divs as I need them is SWPAC area ASAP...



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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 5:21:49 PM   
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Starting to detest subs need to get a few more flush deckers converted to APD's

An RN Care package is en route in the shape of 4 RN DD's which will lead USN ASW flotillas.

A drastic step but looks like the only way

main things today were no shocjk attack at Mersing which will allow at least 12th Indian Bde and 3rd Cav to get out of the hex before being retreated - he should have bounced me right out to stop me running.

If he doesnt attack tomorrow I may get most of my force out intact.

This would be a real bonus.

All I need is another 24 hours and my troops will be back and running for Johore /Singapore.

At malacca he tried to take it agin by coup de main but my policy of leaving no base uncovered paid fruit again he will have to either wait for follow forces to kick my unit out or de train at Kuala Lumper and march  down the road - either way it buys me time and thats all I can ask for.

AVG is now back at rangoon and ready so lets see what happens
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 01, 42
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This was actually a success the RCN Support Group headed by HMCS Chilliwack attacked the sub after it attacked the convoy.

I need more of these ASW support gropups to escort my convoys as soon as APD's and RN DD's are available I will be forming more


ASW attack near Lahaina  at 187,103

Japanese Ships
     SS I-9

Allied Ships
     PG Sacramento
     DMS Boggs
     AM Bobolink
     AM Rail
     AO Neches
     AP President Jackson
     AP Henderson
     TK Mobilgas
     xAP President Buchanan
     xAK Ruth Alexander
     xAK Admiral Cole
     xAK Steel Voyager
     DD Humphreys
     DD Kilty
     DD Crane
     DMS Perry



SS I-9 is sighted by escort
DD Humphreys fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kilty fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Crane fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS Perry attacking submerged sub ....
DMS Perry cannot establish contact with SS I-9
SS I-9 eludes DMS Perry by diving deep
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Perry attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-9 eludes ASW attack from DMS Perry
DMS Perry loses contact with SS I-9
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Lahaina  at 187,103

Japanese Ships
     SS I-9

Allied Ships
     AM Ungava
     KV Chilliwack
     PC Taney



SS I-9 is located by AM Ungava
I-9 diving deep ....
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub and abandons search
PC Taney fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Taney fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Taney fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Taney fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Taney fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Taney fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Lahaina  at 187,103

Japanese Ships
     SS I-9

Allied Ships
     xAK Alcoa Prospector, Torpedo hits 1,  on fire,  heavy damage



xAK Alcoa Prospector is sighted by SS I-9
SS I-9 launches 6 torpedoes



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Sub attack near Lahaina  at 187,103

Japanese Ships
     SS I-171

Allied Ships
     xAK Alcoa Prospector, Torpedo hits 2,  on fire,  heavy damage



xAK Alcoa Prospector is sighted by SS I-171
SS I-171 launches 2 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Niihau  at 174,112

Japanese Ships
     SS I-170

Allied Ships
     xAKL Lahaina, Torpedo hits 1,  heavy damage



SS I-170 is sighted by xAKL Lahaina
SS I-170 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Lahaina


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ASW attack near Laoag  at 81,71

Japanese Ships
     SC Ch 15

Allied Ships
     SS Salmon



SS Salmon is located by SC Ch 15
Salmon diving deep ....
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Nadi  at 130,161

Japanese Ships
     SS I-20

Allied Ships
     AV Curtiss, Torpedo hits 1



AV Curtiss is sighted by SS I-20
SS I-20 launches 2 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Niihau  at 173,112

Japanese Ships
     SS I-174

Allied Ships
     xAKL Nebraskan, Shell hits 48,  heavy fires,  heavy damage



xAKL Nebraskan is sighted by SS I-174
SS I-174 attacking xAKL Nebraskan on the surface
SS I-174 low on gun ammo, Asada T. breaks off surface engagement and submerges


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Morning Air attack on 11th Indian Division, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 4



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
      4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 11th Indian Division, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 26



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-IIa Sally: 12 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
     23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 20000 feet
              Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 20000 feet *
              Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 27th Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd Cavalry Regiment ...
Also attacking 11th Indian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-Ic Sally x 15



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
     15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 15000 feet
              Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 22nd Australian Brigade, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 13



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
     13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 20000 feet *
              Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 22nd Australian Brigade, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-48-Ib Lily x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-48-Ib Lily: 5 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
     22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 20000 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 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged


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


Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
     23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 25000 feet
              Airfield Attack:  4 x 250 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 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-21-IIa Sally x 33



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-21-IIa Sally: 17 damaged



Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
     33 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 20000 feet *
              Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 2
     Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-48-Ib Lily: 15 damaged


Allied ground losses:
     Guns lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)
     Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
     27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
              Ground Attack:  4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 36



Allied aircraft
     B-17D Fortress x 5


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
     B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
      5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
              Airfield Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
15th Ku S-1  with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 30 scrambling)
     2 plane(s) intercepting now.
     Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21000.
     Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 36



Allied aircraft
     LB-30 Liberator x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
     LB-30 Liberator: 3 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
      3 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet *
              Airfield Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
15th Ku S-1  with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 30 scrambling)
     6 plane(s) intercepting now.
     Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000.
     Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tacloban at 81,85

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 3



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
     PT-35



Aircraft Attacking:
      3 x A6M2 Zero attacking from 100 feet
              Naval Attack:  2 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tacloban at 81,85

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 3



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
     PT-32, Shell hits 2



Aircraft Attacking:
      3 x A6M2 Zero attacking from 100 feet
              Naval Attack:  2 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Pre-Invasion action off Dadjangas

Japanese Ships
     PB Kosin Maru #3
     PB Taiko Maru
     PB Shoei Maru


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


PB Kosin Maru #3 firing at enemy troops
PB Taiko Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Shoei Maru firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Dadjangas

TF 58 troops unloading over beach at Dadjangas, 78,93





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Pre-Invasion action off Pakhoi
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
     E Saga



E Saga firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Pakhoi

TF 95 troops unloading over beach at Pakhoi, 72,58





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Ground combat at Iba (78,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1025 troops, 4 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 10

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 10 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Iba !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-), fatigue(-)



Assaulting units:
   48th Recon Regiment


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Ground combat at Mergui (53,62)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1112 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 24

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 24 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Mergui !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: op mode(-)



Assaulting units:
   III./143rd Infantry Battalion


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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1882 troops, 174 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 1177

Defending force 479 troops, 28 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

Japanese adjusted assault: 22

Allied adjusted defense: 28

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
     Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
   38th Division
   48th Engineer Regiment
   4th Tank Regiment
   65th Brigade
   1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
   47th Infantry Regiment
   2nd Tank Regiment
   7th Tank Regiment
   2nd Mortar Battalion
   1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
   48th Field Artillery Regiment
   10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
   3rd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
   Subic Bay Defenses


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Ground combat at 74,100

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1458 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 337 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 17

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 17 to 1

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
   16th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
   Manado Garrison Battalion


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Ground combat at Mersing (51,82)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 12666 troops, 162 guns, 47 vehicles, Assault Value = 438

Defending force 17086 troops, 114 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 536

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



Assaulting units:
   22nd Australian Brigade
   5/14th Punjab Battalion
   27th Australian Brigade
   11th Indian Division
   12th Indian Brigade
   2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
   22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
   1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment

Defending units:
   4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
   91st Naval Guard Unit
   55th Infantry Regiment
   15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
   148th Infantry Regiment
   41st Infantry Regiment
   42nd Infantry Regiment
   Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1
   84th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Pakhoi (72,58)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4526 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 169

Defending force 3760 troops, 40 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 131

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


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


Assaulting units:
   64th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
   21st Ind.Mixed Brigade


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Ground combat at Malacca (49,81)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 73 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 8

Defending force 546 troops, 4 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Japanese adjusted assault: 1

Allied adjusted defense: 5

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

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
   Yokosuka 1st SNLF /2

Defending units:
   112th RAF Base Force



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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 5:46:11 PM   
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Castor obviously I was lying in your AAR apologies but a little false intel never hurts

The true numbers are level 2 forts and about 300 AV in three weak Bdes at PM for now

PM Bde is almost concentrated
30th Bde is there in full strenght
The three Bird Bns are there
and a single NZ Bn

So basically a weak Division at preesent.

I am almost ready to ship in 3rd motor bde and 8th Marine Regt (offloading at Aukland at present from QE

Additionally I am sending the CD Regt from Sydney so forces are rising but are not yet as strong as I intimated in your AAR .....


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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 6:49:25 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Andy Mac

Castor obviously I was lying in your AAR apologies but a little false intel never hurts

The true numbers are level 2 forts and about 300 AV in three weak Bdes at PM for now

PM Bde is almost concentrated
30th Bde is there in full strenght
The three Bird Bns are there
and a single NZ Bn

So basically a weak Division at preesent.

I am almost ready to ship in 3rd motor bde and 8th Marine Regt (offloading at Aukland at present from QE

Additionally I am sending the CD Regt from Sydney so forces are rising but are not yet as strong as I intimated in your AAR .....





lol and the last five minutes I was going through an older turn looking around at what I could have brought there this early to really get it to 500av and your high fort level until I realized that I wouldn´t have been able to do so... I would have needed another two weeks to really bring substantial force there but KB and the invasion showed up. If KB is coming around then it can wreck a ground unit with one or two ground strikes so IMO a determined Japanese player can take out everything up to 400 av "easily". Only with 600 av I would feel more or less save but then I would think that if the IJN can move in one division, why not moving in another one?

In WITP I´ve always thought PM would be a death trap for the Allied (and in all my Japanese games it definetely was), no matter what the Allied brought there. The more the better for me as the Japanese. With my inexperience in AE (well, who really is experienced with AE yet? ) I thought it would be doable but I guess there´s not much difference from the deathtrap it was in WITP.

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RE: The Line is not holding.... - 12/31/2009 6:52:50 PM   
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I will be up to lvl 4 forts 500 mines and 900 AV within a month the question is will I get a month

If I get a month then I would think its 60:40 that I can hold as he would need to pull in 6 Divs to win

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