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AE = Alpine Edition <-> Rainer79 vs. ranting cas... - 12/27/2009 2:58:11 PM   
castor troy


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Hi

With the second patch being out and itīs shortly following two hotfixes Iīve decided to look for my first AE PBEM. Didnīt take long and Rainer79 answered on my opponent wanted thread. Rainer is from Austria just like me and in his email he sent me with the first turn he called it Alpine Edition, so I hope he doesnīt mind if I use it for my AAR. He hasnīt started an AAR (yet) so I donīt know if he will ever do. Weīre two weeks into the game already but I didnīt have the time to do the AAR due to being xmas time and the GF MKI standing behind me most of the time, forcing me to focus my time on the important things (which is doing turns instead of doing turns AND the AAR ).

Here we go, weīve agreed on following settings and house rules:

Full campaign 41-46 (the one where the IJN gets some advantages)

Realism options:

FOW ON
Weather ON
Allied damage control ON
PDU ON
historical first turn OFF
Dec 7 surprise ON
reliable USN torps OFF
realistic R&D OFF
no unit withdrawels OFF
reinforcements VARIABLE +/- 60 days

Game options:

combat reports ON
auto sub ops OFF
TF move radius ON
plane move radius ON
facilities expand OFF
auto upgrade ships and airgroups OFF
air and ground replacements OFF
turn cycle 1 TURN


House rules:

no new Allied TFs on turn 1
only one Japanese port strike
cease fire in China until 1 Feb 42
no strategic bombing in China
no Allied strategic bombing of occupied Allied territory at any time, Allied strategic bombing only allowed on Japanese held territory of 12/7/41
no Allied 4E bombers on naval attack below 10.000ft from 6/42 on. Valid for Army 4Es, not valid for USN heavy bombers at any time
no moving out of Japanese troops from China or Kwangtung without paying PPs. Moving out units without paying PPs allowed if one (or both) theatre(s) have been knocked out completely (something that has to be agreed on if it happens as knocked out doesnīt necessarily mean that all bases have to be conquered), in this case, all garisson requirments have to be met though (not the 8000 av for the Kwangtung garisson but all BASE garisson requirments)
as realistic R&D is turned OFF and I donīt exactly know how effectively it can really get, no overabuse of this function. Means not producing any aircraft earlier than 4 months of their normal arrival as it would be quite off to see Shidens or whatever super advanced ac a year earlier (or even earlier)


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RE: AE = Alpine Edition <-> Rainer79 vs. ranting... - 12/27/2009 2:58:54 PM   
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This is a restricted Allied AAR so no Rainer79 beyond this point of the AAR!

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RE: AE = Alpine Edition <-> Rainer79 vs. ranting... - 12/27/2009 3:33:09 PM   
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And hereīs the first combat report. I know that many people (unlike me) prefer a summary of a couple of days/weeks on what happens in the game, I will nevertheless keep my style of AARs in posting annoted combat reports combined with screenshots as I see my AAR also always as some kind of testing the game, therefore seeing the actual happenings is better than to just give info on my "feelings" on what happens. Nevertheless, I try to delete as much from the crs as possible as a single cr is nearly three times as long as it has been in WITP.

Here we go, the first turn.



The Empire of Japan launches several surprise attacks and catches the Allied forces unprepared.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 07, 41
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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 68
B5N2 Kate x 144
D3A1 Val x 126



Allied aircraft
no flights


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 6 destroyed, 34 damaged
D3A1 Val: 23 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 4 destroyed on ground
B-18A Bolo: 3 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 5 destroyed on ground
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-1 Dauntless: 2 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 2 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground
A-20A Havoc: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
R3D-2: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
AV Tangier, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

BB Pennsylvania, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DM Montgomery
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
CL Helena, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB California, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

CL Detroit, Bomb hits 1
SS Cachalot, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CA San Francisco
SS Dolphin, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Schley, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CM Oglala, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
SS Narwhal, Bomb hits 1
DD Phelps, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Raleigh, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Chew, Torpedo hits 1
xAKL Hirondelle, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
38 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Repair Shipyard hits 5
Airbase hits 42
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 118
Port hits 13
Port fuel hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M2 Zero attacking from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
17 x D3A1 Val diving from 10000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
15 x A6M2 Zero attacking from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
25 x D3A1 Val diving from 10000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
23 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
17 x D3A1 Val diving from 10000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
17 x D3A1 Val diving from 10000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
25 x D3A1 Val diving from 10000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb

25 x D3A1 Val diving from 10000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
23 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb


our fleet at Pearl is hit hard, it was a devastating attack. When watching the replay I thought nearly none of my BBs would survive. This was one of the most effective attacks on Pearl Harbour Iīve suffered so far. 30 torpedo hits on my BBs. Losing three subs also hurts as I expect my subs to be the war winning factor in AE for the Allied. I guess subs in AE will be at least four times more effective than in WITP with the new features "patrol" and "react" and the less effective ASW. Havenīt seen mid-late war sub operations in PBEM yet though so who knows how it will really play out.

Interesting is the fact that 14 Kates were wasted on City attack that knocked out a couple of points of my repair shipyard. Spending a couple of thousand supplies over the next week and everything will be fine though. Also a lot of Vals on port attack which in the end resulted in them not doing real damage as their bombs just bounced of the BBsī armor. The 34 Vals more on airfield attack perhaps would have knocked out more of my aircraft, overall my aircraft losses arenīt bad. None of my fighters launched which in the end isnīt bad as they would have been shot out of the sky anyway.

Watching the replay was nevertheless mega painful. None of my BBs sank outright during the replay though. 2 subs and a DD did...



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Morning Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 27



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 38

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 2000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

damn! In my AI test game the Nells went in to Wake also and they got slaughtered, therefore I was sure a PBEM player would stand them down and not do this unescorted attack and so Iīve set my Wildcats to nav attack 100ft to perhaps hit an expected incoming transport. This proved to be wrong as therefore no Cap was in the air and the Nells got a free run.

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
G4M1 Betty x 27



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 4
P-35A x 18
P-40B Warhawk x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed, 9 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-35A: 2 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 1 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 52

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb


also the Philipines are attacked of course. The Zeroes were too good to be shot down but some of our fighters got through to the bombers taking some of them down. This was encouraging...


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Morning Air attack on Iba , at 78,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 42
G4M1 Betty x 27



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses


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


Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 53

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

also Iba was hit but this airfield was empty...

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Morning Air attack on Iba , at 78,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

CAP engaged:
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

then a sweep showed up, taking out some of our leaking Cap from Clark field... I hate leaking Cap...

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Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 6
B5N1 Kate x 12



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

single CVL near Mindanao...

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Morning Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22
Ki-27b Nate x 52
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 19
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses


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


Airbase hits 16
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 140

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-27b Nate attacking from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Heavy airstrike on Khota Baru which finds the airfield empty. The airfield is trashed and I have no doubt that this will be one of the Japanese targets for an amphibious landing. I wonīt have a chance to move out the garrison but everywhere I will get the chance to evacuate my troops I will move them back to Singapore fortress...

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Morning Air attack on Iba , at 78,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 1


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 25

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (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 20000
Raid is overhead


Iba gets another visit of unescorted IJAAF light bombers. The flying trash called US fighter we put up wasnīt able to do anyhting... I wonīt send a single replacement fighter or pilot to the Philipines, the ones there will fight and die...


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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 7,200 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 52



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


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


Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 83

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1200 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1200 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

another unescorted strike but no fighters in the air to meet the bombers... note the low attack alt...

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 55 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-36 Ida x 27
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 24



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses



Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 45

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

HongKong fortress also gets a visti... thos IJAAF "bombers" are even more crap than ours...

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Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 17



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Hong Siang



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar attacking from 100 feet

no idea what this was...

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Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 8
Runway hits 16

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



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 30



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 51

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

I wonīt defend any of the airfields in Malaya except Singapore...


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12



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



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 36
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 25



Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 3 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 83

Aircraft Attacking:
36 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 6000 feet

this strike was surprising to me. I first thought of moving the AVG to Rangoon immedietely but decided not to do so. Regretted it after the raid. But who knows, perhaps none of the fighters would have launched anyway due to "surprise" being on.


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet *

and the Zeroes would have made short process with the expected low numbers of my fighters on Cap...

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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
G4M1 Betty x 27



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 3
P-35A x 6
P-40B Warhawk x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 2 destroyed
P-35A: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 1 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed


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)


Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 71

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

the P-26 and P-35 crap left aside we didnīt do bad in this engagement... probably because we were in a nice position above the incoming strike...


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Pre-Invasion action off Kota Bharu

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
DD Ayanami
DD Uranami
DD Isonami
PB Tatsumiya Maru
SC Ch 9
SC Ch 7

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


CL Sendai firing at 8th Indian Brigade
DD Ayanami firing at 8th Indian Brigade
DD Uranami firing at 8th Indian Brigade
DD Isonami firing at 8th Indian Brigade
PB Tatsumiya Maru firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 9 firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 7 firing at enemy troops
DD Uranami firing at enemy troops
DD Isonami firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

the first Japanese troops put their feet onto Malaya in the evening... no Allied aircraft were seen attacking the invasion convoys...

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Amphibious Assault at Kota Bharu

TF 85 troops unloading over beach at Kota Bharu, 51,75

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



18 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad accidentally lost during unload of 12th Engr Rgt


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Pre-Invasion action off Guam

Japanese Ships
DD Tachikaze
DD Yamagumo
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kiso Maru
PB Aso Maru #3


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


DD Tachikaze firing at Guam USN Base Force
DD Yamagumo firing at Guam USN Base Force
PB Nanpo Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kiso Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Aso Maru #3 firing at enemy troops
DD Yamagumo firing at enemy troops

Guam is also on the Japanese target list of day one... nothing we can do about it...

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Amphibious Assault at Guam

TF 90 troops unloading over beach at Guam, 106,95


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Amphibious Assault at Batan Island

TF 96 troops unloading over beach at Batan Island, 85,70


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Ground combat at Kota Bharu (51,75)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3410 troops, 36 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 138

Defending force 4780 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 173



Assaulting units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
3rd ISF Base Force

Defending units:
56th Infantry Rgt /1
12th Engr Rgt /1
5th JAAF AF Coy /1


not that many IJAAF troops landed... will take some time until I will get used to the AE style of play as Iīm still used to the numbers of WITP...

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Ground combat at Laoag (81,72)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 253 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 9

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Laoag !!!

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



Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1


Not a single amphibious TF was spotted around the Philipines but Japanes paratroopers take Laoag, so I expect the first enemy ships to be arriving here tomorrow...

what was also more than surprising to me was the fact that we didnīt get a single sub attack...

the replay was over and it was time to look at the damage done by the agressors... didnīt look good:





while watching torp hits on and on during the replay I was nevertheless shocked about the damage to my BBs. At this stage I was sure I would lose at least half a dozen BBs from todayīs attack and another one tomorrow would sink the remaining two also. A disaster!



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Like Iīve said, the aircraft losses were surprisingly "low" for us. Especially the number of Allied ac destroyed at Pearl Harbour is more or less non existant. Hit rate on the airfield was superb but this didnīt result in the expected killed ac on the ground. Many many ac damaged but not destroyed. This is inline what many other players have reported also so I can only confirm that the ac losses at Pearl Harbour should be significantly higher. Instead of nearly losing 200 aircraft Iīve only lost some 30 at Pearl. Good for me, but not really a good result the game IMO. With fighters in the air we would have lost more ac though.





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day two of the war, needless to say it doesnīt really get better...


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 08, 41
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Invasion Support action off Kota Bharu

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
DD Ayanami
DD Isonami
PB Tatsumiya Maru
SC Ch 9
SC Ch 7

CL Sendai firing at 8th Indian Brigade
DD Ayanami firing at 8th Indian Brigade
DD Isonami firing at 8th Indian Brigade
PB Tatsumiya Maru firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 9 firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 7 firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

hoped to see one of my subs intervene with Khota Baruīs invasion but no...

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Invasion Support action off Guam

Japanese Ships
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kiso Maru
PB Aso Maru #3



PB Nanpo Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kiso Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Aso Maru #3 firing at enemy troops


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TF 250 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
AM Tanager, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AM Bittern
AM Finch
AO Pecos, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

12 mines cleared

the not really surprising sub laid mines at Bataan find their first victimes... Tanager sinks and AO is lost also (not because it sunk but it returned to Manila and has no chance to escape)... I donīt expect any ships being able to flee from Manila except the subs...

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Submarine attack near Tandjoengpinang at 50,85

Japanese Ships
SS I-121

Allied Ships
AMC Manoora, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage



SS I-121 is sighted by AMC Manoora
SS I-121 launches 4 torpedoes at AMC Manoora

first sub attack of the war... a Japanese one... the AMC is dead... Guess I-121 is on minelaying mission too. Is it still valid from WITP that I-120 - I-124 are the IJN subminelayers?

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Submarine attack near Tandjoengpinang at 50,85

Japanese Ships
SS I-122

Allied Ships
xAK Silverbeech, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



SS I-122 is sighted by xAK Silverbeech
SS I-122 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Silverbeech

I-121 and I122 operate in the same area... guess they will mine the entrance to Singapore...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Dinagat at 81,87, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio

Allied Ships
xAKL Kanlaon II, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
xAKL Latouche, Shell hits 14, and is sunk



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 85% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 6,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAKL Latouche at 4,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAKL Latouche at 4,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAKL Latouche at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAKL Latouche at 2,000 yards
xAKL Kanlaon II sunk by CA Myoko at 2,000 yards
xAKL Latouche sunk by DD Oyashio at 2,000 yards
xAKL Latouche sunk by DD Oyashio at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

the new feature of TFs reacting hundreds of miles to engage the enemy (however those TFs get spotted) will make it more or less impossible to see something escape out of the Philipines... a couple of cruisers and a dozen DDs can effectively close down everything around the Philipinese...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Takao at 82,65, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Chidori, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
TB Manazuru, Shell hits 2, on fire
TB Hatsukari
TB Tomozuru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Scout
DD Thanet
DD Thracian



Poor visibility due to Rain with 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 85% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 6,000 yards
TB Tomozuru launches Torpedoes at DD Thanet at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...


It was an endlessly long surface engagement (deleted the rest) without much of an outcome. My DDs from Hong Kong tried to surprise some enemy transports but we havenīt been really succesful...


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ASW attack near Lihue at 177,102

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
DD Akigumo
DD Kasumi
DD Arare
DD Tanikaze
DD Hamakaze

Allied Ships
SS Thresher



SS Thresher is sighted by escort
DD Kasumi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arare fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tanikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

first appearance of one of our subs... wrong way around though...


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ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu
DD Oshio
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS KXI, hits 4



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



KXI sneaks into the invasion area but is driven off... heading back to Colombo for repairs already... sub war is starting encouraging isnīt it?


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Sub attack near Lahaina at 188,105

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
AVD McFarland, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



SS I-19 launches 6 torpedoes
I-19 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection

the enemy subs are doing far better...


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ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Japanese Ships
DD Asashio
CL Jintsu
DD Oshio
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS KXI



SS KXI launches 2 torpedoes at DD Asashio
KXI bottoming out ....
DD Hibiki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

thank god ASW was toned down in AE as this means my subs at least survive most engagements with enemy surface forces...

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Amphibious Assault at Makin

TF 15 troops unloading over beach at Makin, 136,125

Makin invaded on day 2 of the war...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Dadjangas at 80,94, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CA Nachi
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
AVD William B. Preston, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Reduced visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
Jameson A. crosses the 'T'
AVD William B. Preston engages CVL Ryujo at 7,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages AVD William B. Preston at 7,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages AVD William B. Preston at 7,000 yards
Jameson A. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 6,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages AVD William B. Preston at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages AVD William B. Preston at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards
AVD William B. Preston sunk by CVL Ryujo at 16,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

enemy carrier TF shoots ub our AVD... thatīs why carriers have guns... Preston was shot up and then finished by Ryujo...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Hengchun at 81,68, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
DD Scout, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Thanet, Shell hits 1
DD Thracian, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

one of those reaction engagements during the day... impossible to sneak up somewhere... two DDs down, one tries to flee...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Hong Kong at 75,66, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsushima
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
xAKL Kanchow, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 18,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
xAKL Kanchow sunk by DD Nenohi at 18,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

some here, one engagement after another after the enemy DDs reacting a couple of hexes into our TFs...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Hong Kong at 75,66, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsushima
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
xAKL Halldor



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Allied Cargo TF evades combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Hong Kong at 75,66, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsushima
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
xAK Fatshan, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 18,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
DD Wakaba launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAK Fatshan at 18,000 yards
xAK Fatshan sunk by DD Hatsushima at 18,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Hong Kong at 75,66, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsushima
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
xAK Hanyang, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 18,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
xAK Hanyang sunk by DD Wakaba at 18,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

every ship is engaged... thatīs not really right, especially as they were all different TFs going to different targets...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Hong Kong at 75,66, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsushima
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
xAK Bennevis, Shell hits 40, and is sunk
xAK Hinsang, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Munlock, Shell hits 17, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Hai Lee, Shell hits 22, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 18,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
DD Wakaba fires at xAK Hai Lee at 18,000 yards
DD Hatsushima launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAK Hai Lee at 18,000 yards

Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

the DDs then start another attack in the same hex with a surprise long lance attack... nothing survives...



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Submarine attack near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Japanese Ships
xAK Hokusho Maru, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
SS KXII

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



xAK Hokusho Maru is sighted by SS KXII
SS KXII launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Hokusho Maru

first succesful Allied sub attack of the war...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Hong Kong at 75,66, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsushima
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
xAKL Chengtu, Shell hits 41, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards

and the last one is killed too...

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Sub attack near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Japanese Ships
xAK Asakasan Maru
DD Uranami
DMS W-3
DD Ayanami
DD Shikinami
PB Tatsumiya Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXII, hits 9



SS KXII launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Asakasan Maru
DD Ayanami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shikinami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shikinami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

this sub is out of action but not sinking...



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 27



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 20000 feet

empty airfield...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tablas at 79,81

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 14



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Princess of Negros, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Paz
xAKL Palawan
xAKL Sagoland



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

combined with the surface combat TFs around the Philipines and Betties on nav attack, I could also scuttle my ships in port... it will be painful...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Manila at 79,77

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 6
P-35A x 6
P-40B Warhawk x 9
P-40E Warhawk x 45


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed

lots of unimportant strikes on empty fields in Malaya and then this happened.. nice to watch, not one bomber survived... 6 high exp IJN bomber crews less... BANZAI... ähhm, I mean HURREY!


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tablas at 79,81

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 7



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Palawan



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

7 bombers missing this slow AKL? pure luck...


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Amphibious Assault at Vigan

TF 128 troops unloading over beach at Vigan, 80,73



10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 30th JNAF AF Unit /2

there we go...

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Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1488 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 756 troops, 0 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Japanese adjusted assault: 25

Allied adjusted defense: 5

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Guam !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
91 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
817 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 110 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 24 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 46 (46 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
Sasebo 1st SNLF

Defending units:
Guam USN Base Force

Guam falls on day two of the war...

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Ground combat at Batan Island (85,70)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 696 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

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 Batan Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
24th JAAF AF Bn

also Bataan Island is invaded... non important place...

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Ground combat at Kota Bharu (51,75)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3382 troops, 36 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 134

Defending force 6434 troops, 61 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 192

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



Assaulting units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
3rd ISF Base Force

Defending units:
12th Engineer Regiment
56th Infantry Rgt /1
41st JAAF AF Bn /1
5th JAAF AF Coy
91st JAAF AF Bn /1

our guns open fire on the beachhead... devastating effect to the enemy...


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Ground combat at Makin (136,125)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1463 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 58

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 58 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Makin !!!

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



Assaulting units:
51st Nav Gd /1


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Ground combat at Kota Bharu (51,75)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3707 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 192

Defending force 3768 troops, 40 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 134

Japanese adjusted assault: 94

Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kota Bharu !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
1909 casualties reported
Squads: 65 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 113 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 37 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 24 (24 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
12th Engineer Regiment
56th Infantry Rgt /1
5th JAAF AF Coy
41st JAAF AF Bn /1
91st JAAF AF Bn /1

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
3rd ISF Base Force


not good, had hoped to at least fend off one attack...



Floatation watch! After the devastating attack yesterday I was sure that half a dozen BBs would go down. Rainer must have had the same oppinion as he stated that he was very pleased with the outcome (not surprising ) and therefore he didnīt order KB to do a second attack today. Perhaps the low number of Allied ac at Pearl made him think about my possible Cap too. Anyway, KB left and I took a look at the BBs.

And was SURPRISED again!




The BBs that were sent to the shipyards as well as those that were stood down pierside yesterday have dramatically reduced their floatation damage. Only Oklahoma couldnīt be sent to pierside or shipyard due to have been still on fire. Oklahoma will be stood down today and as it looks now, I donīt expect to lose a lot of BBs! If we are lucky with Oklahoma too, then this would mean we wouldnīt lose a SINGLE BB. WOW! Double WOW! Ships being stood down are more or less unsinkable in a big port it seems if they arenīt sunk immedietely. Though I wonīt be able to move those BBs out for over a year I guess as Iīve heard that moving ships with major floatation damage is suicide and major flt damage wonīt be repaired at pierside. This means I will have to first wait nearly a year to get three BBs flt damage repaired (in shipyard) and then start to work on the others. But hey, still better than to lose them.






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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 09, 41
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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon, hits 2



SS Seadragon launches 4 torpedoes at CA Ashigara
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

hit but no explosion, in return Seadragon takes 2 near misses that donīt do any damage...


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Sub attack near Tandjoengpinang at 50,85

Japanese Ships
SS I-156

Allied Ships
AMC Manoora, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage



SS I-156 launches 8 torpedoes

one of the subs that have a wrong torp tube number in the database kills an AMC. This sub should have 6 forward tubes, not 8.


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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
SS S-41



SS S-41 is sighted by escort
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

not lucky with subs that carry working torps yet...


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Sub attack near Aparri at 83,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Tenzan Maru
xAK Siraha Maru
xAK Takaoka Maru
xAK Kosei Maru
xAK Sydney Maru
PB Choun Maru #18

Allied Ships
SS S-39, hits 1



SS S-39 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Tenzan Maru
S-39 bottoming out ....
PB Choun Maru #18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choun Maru #18 loses contact with SS S-39
Escort abandons search for sub

boy, torps failed to detonate...


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Amphibious Assault at Aparri

TF 87 troops unloading over beach at Aparri, 82,73

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



19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of Tanaka Det
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of Tanaka Det
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 40th JAAF AF Bn /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of Tanaka Det /2
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 28th JAAF AF Bn /3
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 28th JAAF AF Bn

at least some squads are lost from accidents...


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Submarine attack near Muntok at 50,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-153

Allied Ships
TK Iris, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage



TK Iris is sighted by SS I-153
SS I-153 attacking on the surface

one of our precious TK is sunk... will be happy about every single TK that will make it out of the SRA...

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Submarine attack near Muntok at 51,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-166

Allied Ships
TK Manvantara



TK Manvantara is sighted by SS I-166
SS I-166 launches 2 torpedoes at TK Manvantara

at least those two torps miss...

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Sub attack near Toboali at 51,94

Japanese Ships
SS I-154

Allied Ships
xAP Hong Kheng, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage



xAP Hong Kheng is sighted by SS I-154
SS I-154 launches 8 torpedoes at xAP Hong Kheng


next attack with 8 torps instead of 6. xAP sunk...

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ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 70,75

Japanese Ships
xAK Syoka Maru
PB Heiei Maru #7

Allied Ships
SS Sargo



SS Sargo is sighted by escort
PB Heiei Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

while enemy ASW forces arenīt sinking my subs (yet), they effectively keep them from attacking...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Zamboanga at 75,87, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CA Nachi
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Luzon
xAKL Magallanes



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Both Task Forces evade combat

the transport gets away...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Zamboanga at 75,87, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CA Nachi
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
AM Bittern
AO Trinity



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Both Task Forces evade combat

also these two vessels that scared away the enemy CV TF...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Zamboanga at 75,87, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CA Nachi
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
AV Langley
xAK Si Kiang
xAP Neptuna



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Both Task Forces evade combat

more of the same...

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Sub attack near Aparri at 82,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Okiyu Maru
xAK Siraha Maru
xAK Tenzan Maru
xAK Takaoka Maru
xAK Kosei Maru
xAK Sydney Maru
PB Choun Maru #18

Allied Ships
SS Porpoise



SS Porpoise launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Okiyu Maru
PB Choun Maru #18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

torps missed... oh well, they wouldnīt explode anyway...


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Submarine attack near Muntok at 52,90

Japanese Ships
SS I-153

Allied Ships
CMc Pro Patria, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



CMc Pro Patria is sighted by SS I-153
SS I-153 launches 8 torpedoes

more of those attacks with a wrong torp tube number... all subs of the KD-3 class in game have a wrong torp tube number, 8 subs have 8 tubes instead of 6. This could be a massive problem if those big spreads are being shot at one of my capitol ships...

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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 3
P-35A x 2
P-40B Warhawk x 5
P-40E Warhawk x 13


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 4 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes


great result... I have the feeling that the AE airwar will develop in a "who can go higher airwar" over the course of the campaign as this is also what Iīve seen in other AARs too. Our fighters have a slight chance to do some damage if they dive on the enemy, if they are on the same alt they have no chance and if they are bounced they get slaughtered...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 27


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

unfortunately Rainer knows how to knock out my airforce in the Philipinese. Sweeps are the way to go and the results are catastrophic for us... two or three days of sweeps and we wonīt have any fighters left, without having done much damage...

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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 1
P-40B Warhawk x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (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 20000
Raid is overhead
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes

sweep after sweep reduces our fighters...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Manila at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 12



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 3
P-35A x 3
P-40B Warhawk x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged


Allied Ships
xAK Capillo
xAK Tantalus
xAK Ethel Edwards, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk



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


then we get a shot at some bombers and take a good number of them down this turn...

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 1
P-35A x 1
P-40B Warhawk x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-35A: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes

kill rates of 4:1 or even better for the Zeroes is really bad...


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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 102nd RN Base Force, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9
Ki-51 Sonia x 19



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...

will be interesting how long Hong Kong will hold...

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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
114 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 14



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



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 25

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Tavoy is empty, no sense attacking it... no attack on Singapore yet, which is quite surprising to me...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Dumaguete at 76,86

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 6
B5N1 Kate x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AVD Childs
TK Mindanao
AM Whippoorwill, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Ryujo will be a pain around Mindanao...



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Manila at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9
G4M1 Betty x 6



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 3
P-35A x 2
P-40B Warhawk x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
xAK Tantalus, Torpedo hits 1
xAK Capillo, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

leaking Cap, this time it helped us, I nevertheless donīt like it... every high experienced Betty crew that is shot down is a step into the right direction... other than shooting up unescorted raids we donīt have much of a chance...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iba at 77,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MTB 11
MTB 12



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

had those MTBs from HongKong included in a transport TF to move them to the Philipinese, thatīs why they are attacked by Betties...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dumaguete at 76,86

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 6
B5N1 Kate x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AVD Childs
TK Gertrude Kellogg
xAP President Madison, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

wonder how many ships Ryujo will kill with itīs dozen Kates...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iba at 77,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 4



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged


Allied Ships
MTB 12



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

another Betty dies...


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Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 6 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Raid is overhead
No.243 Sqn RAF Det with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (3 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes

first sweep on Singapore with the expected result... no sense having all my pilots being killed here, Singapore will be evacuated...


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Sub attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
CL Kuma
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish, hits 2



SS Swordfish launches 4 torpedoes at CL Kuma
DD Matsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

two near misses, nothing dramatic...

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Sub attack near Toboali at 51,91

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
CM Kung Wo, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage



SS I-158 launches 8 torpedoes
Sub escapes detection

only 8 subs around with the wrong tube number but they kill ship after ship...


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Sub attack near Vigan at 80,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Hawaii Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SC Ch 12
SC Ch 4
DMS W-10
xAK Oigawa Maru
xAK Takao Maru
PB Kyo Maru #13
PB Kyo Maru #12
SC Ch 18
SC Ch 17

Allied Ships
SS KXIV

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



SS KXIV launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Hawaii Maru
PB Kyo Maru #13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #12 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #13 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

occasionally we strike back...


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Submarine attack near Toboali at 51,91

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
CM Kung Wo, Torpedo hits 4, heavy damage



CM Kung Wo is sighted by SS I-158
SS I-158 launches 8 torpedoes

and another 8 torp salvo... hard to miss with 8 torps...

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Amphibious Assault at Vigan

TF 88 troops unloading over beach at Vigan, 80,73

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Amphibious Assault at Aparri

TF 118 troops unloading over beach at Aparri, 82,73

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



18 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad lost in surf during unload of 3rd Ind. Engr Rgt
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 3rd Ind. Engr Rgt
8 Engineers lost in surf during unload of 3rd Engineer Const Bn
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 3rd Ind. Engr Rgt /2
Motorized Support damaged beyond repair during unload of 14th Army
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 14th Army
Motorized Support dropped into water during unload of 14th Army /2
Motorized Support lost in surf during unload of 14th Army /3
7.7mm T99 AAMG lost in surf during unload of 15th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /2

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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2028 troops, 153 guns, 133 vehicles, Assault Value = 633

Defending force 6583 troops, 132 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 226


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


Assaulting units:
38th Division
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
66th Infantry Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Hong Kong Fortress
1st Middlesex Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force

the Japanese arrived at Hong Kong...

and the air losses of this turn... Zero losses look good for but those are not shot down over our bases, probably a lot of FOW and if correct than most pilots will have survived. Performance of our fighters vs the Zero sweeps was absolutely pathetic, direct kill rate during the engagements must be somewhere between 4 and 5:1...






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Pearl Harbour floatation watch. Itīs really surprising and one of the new features that is absolutely amazing to me. All BBs are reducing their flt damage and it now seems I wonīt lose a single one. Minor flt damage is pumped out in no time, it will take forever to repari the major flt damage. The question now is if I should risk it in a couple of weeks to move my BBs, but at the moment I think I wonīt move them out as long as they have more than 5 major flt damage. It will take over a year to reach that for the first halve of my BBs though, so in fact most of them are out of the war for the next 12 months. But losing none is a wet dream of course, especially if you donīt lose Manilaīs subs neither. As Iīve done in WITP quite often, I will even more tend to do a Manila attack with KB in AE when playing the Japanese.




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 10, 41
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Submarine attack near Billiton at 52,92

Japanese Ships
SS I-156

Allied Ships
TK Semiramis, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage



TK Semiramis is sighted by SS I-156
SS I-156 launches 8 torpedoes at TK Semiramis

we keep on losing ships to the subs with the (wrong) 8 torp tubes... grrr...

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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
DD Asakaze
CL Kuma
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf



SS Seawolf launches 4 torpedoes at DD Asakaze
Seawolf bottoming out ....
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

ploink but not boom...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Zamboanga at 75,88, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CA Nachi
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
AV Langley
xAK Si Kiang
xAP Neptuna




Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 57% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range increases to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

more of the same that was happening yesterday is happening tonight also...

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Sub attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
PB Kyo Maru #13
SC Ch 10
DMS W-17
xAK Oigawa Maru
xAK Hawaii Maru, heavy damage
PB Kyo Maru #12
SC Ch 18
SC Ch 17

Allied Ships
SS Salmon, hits 8



SS Salmon launches 4 torpedoes at PB Kyo Maru #13
Salmon bottoming out ....
PB Kyo Maru #13 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kyo Maru #12 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #12 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 17 attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

torps fired at an escort missed and Salmon is hit hard in return... will have to retire...

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TF 270 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
AM Toowoomba
AM Ballarat

6 mines cleared

now itīs obvious where the two IJN subs laid their mines...

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ASW attack near Aparri at 83,72

Japanese Ships
PB Seki Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon

SS Seadragon is sighted by escort
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near San Fernando at 77,69, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
xAKL Joan Moller, Shell hits 18, and is sunk



Low visibility due to Rain with 57% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 57% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

more Allied SC TFs react to shoot up my fleeing ships... reaction feature is too effective IMO...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Siquijor at 77,87, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio

Allied Ships
xAKL Don Jose, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
xAKL Sagoland, Shell hits 16, and is sunk
xAKL Paz, Shell hits 3, and is sunk



Low visibility due to Rain with 57% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 57% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


more of the same...

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ASW attack near Puerto Princesa at 70,78

Japanese Ships
AMc Toroshima Maru
xAKL Ryoyu Maru #21
PB Heiei Maru #7

Allied Ships
SS Stingray



SS Stingray is sighted by escort
Stingray diving deep ....
PB Heiei Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


sub is prevented from attacking again... it pays off to have escorts in your TFs and if itīs just a single one...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Jolo at 74,89, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro, Shell hits 1
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio

Allied Ships
PG Isabel, Shell hits 16, and is sunk
PG Asheville, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
PG Tulsa, Shell hits 7, and is sunk




Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 57% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
PG Asheville sunk by CA Haguro at 7,000 yards
CA Haguro engages PG Isabel at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CA Haguro engages PG Tulsa at 4,000 yards
CA Haguro engages PG Isabel at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CA Haguro engages PG Tulsa at 2,000 yards
PG Isabel sunk by CA Haguro at 2,000 yards
CA Haguro engages PG Tulsa at 2,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages PG Tulsa at 2,000 yards
Edmonds R. orders Allied TF to disengage
PG Tulsa sunk by CA Haguro at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

another reaction... wonder how my ships are spotted magically all the time during the night, but the same goes for Japanese TFs that then are target of my reacting subs... too effective... one more problem with the reaction feature is that you can end up having a dozen of your subs suddenly somewhere in an enemy port having reacted there alltogether, even though they had completely different patrol zones. Another thing I donīt like is when subs start reacting BEFORE they reach their patrol zone. Contraproductive too and only increasing micromanagement once again as you first have to get your subs somewhere and then set them to react. Forgetting to do this for many of your subs is set by default... same goes for your ground troops that donīt revert to combat automatically when they reached their destination. You just canīt remember everything but the developers obviously expect you to not forget anything...

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ASW attack near Vigan at 80,73

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Asagumo
DD Minegumo
DD Samidare
DD Yudachi
DD Harusame

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish, hits 5, heavy damage



SS Swordfish is sighted by escort
DD Samidare fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Harusame fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Samidare fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Harusame fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Harusame attacking submerged sub ....

DD Harusame fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Swordfish is nearly dead... lying crippled in the waters 250 miles West of Bataan...


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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
PB Akitsui Maru

Allied Ships
SS Shark



SS Shark is sighted by escort
PB Akitsui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

no success again...


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Submarine attack near Toboali at 51,93

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
TK Strix, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage



TK Strix is sighted by SS I-155
SS I-155 launches 8 torpedoes at TK Strix

the 8 torp super subs score of course...

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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
xAKL Gyokurei Maru
xAKL Buyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Shark



SS Shark is sighted by escort
Shark bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection

our subs have to improve their performance... Rainer canīt complain so far...

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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
PB Seikai Maru

Allied Ships
SS Shark, hits 2



SS Shark is sighted by escort
Shark bottoming out ....
PB Seikai Maru attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

escort victorious once more...

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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
PB Akitsui Maru

Allied Ships
SS Shark



SS Shark is sighted by escort
PB Akitsui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

and another try...


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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
PB Rokko Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Shark



SS Shark is sighted by escort
PB Rokko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

how many times more? Hopefully this is good training for my sub...

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Pre-Invasion action off Miri

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi
APD Aoi


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


TB Kasasagi firing at enemy troops
APD Aoi firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Amphibious Assault at Miri

TF 105 troops unloading over beach at Miri, 64,87

Miri invaded...
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Pre-Invasion action off Kavieng

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kaijo Maru #2
xAKL Tateyama Maru



xAKL Kaijo Maru #2 firing at enemy troops
xAKL Tateyama Maru firing at enemy troops
xAKL Kaijo Maru #2 firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Kavieng

TF 111 troops unloading over beach at Kavieng, 106,122

enenmy already landing near Rabaul... not really happy about the fast paced enemy advance... weīre only four days into the war...

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Pre-Invasion action off Brunei

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Kantori Maru



PB Kantori Maru firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Amphibious Assault at Brunei

TF 135 troops unloading over beach at Brunei, 65,87

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of I/81st Nav Gd
17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of I/81st Nav Gd

Brunei will fall also tomorrow...

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ASW attack near Aparri at 82,73

Japanese Ships
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
SS Searaven



SS Searaven is sighted by escort
Searaven bottoming out ....
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

more ASW action...


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Invasion Support action off Kavieng

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kaijo Maru #2
xAKL Tateyama Maru



xAKL Kaijo Maru #2 firing at enemy troops
xAKL Tateyama Maru firing at enemy troops


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

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Kantori Maru



PB Kantori Maru firing at enemy troops


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TF 270 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
AM Toowoomba
AM Ballarat



15 mines cleared

one or two turns more and there shouldnīt be any more mines left but we also donīt have any TFs going to or out of Singapore...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Laoag at 79,69, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hasu
DD Tsuga
DD Karii
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
xAKL Soochow, Shell hits 17, and is sunk



Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 10,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

SC TFs react hundreds of miles around to attack magically spotted TFs then engage them at visibilities that arenīt really that great... wonder how this really works, in any case itīs too effective...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Jolo at 73,93, Range 26,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CA Nachi
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
DD Thanet



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
CA Nachi engages DD Thanet at 26,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Thanet at 26,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Thanet escapes again...

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Submarine attack near Hengchun at 83,68

Japanese Ships
xAK Enzyu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf



xAK Enzyu Maru is sighted by SS Seawolf
SS Seawolf launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Enzyu Maru

exploding MK14 should score a kill...


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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,71

Japanese Ships
xAK Aki Maru
PB Akitsui Maru

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish, heavy damage



SS Swordfish is sighted by escort
Swordfish diving deep ....
PB Akitsui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

heavily damaged Swordfish still diving deep...

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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 26



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tawi Tawi at 71,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AM Quail
TK Gertrude Kellogg



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

mega long range attack, guess those Betties came from Palau...

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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 3



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 30



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
30 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 14



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



Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 61

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

those air attacks in Malaya is something I donīt care at all...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Siargao at 86,88

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Escalante R, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Elcano
xAKL Dos Hermanos



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Escalante R

another ship sent to the bottom... a very intense day...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengselor at 68,95

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 7



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AVP Valk, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
TK British Sailor, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk



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

what about this hit rate? CVL Ryujo couldnīt be much more dangerous... single hit each would have been enough also to kill both ships...

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 11


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 3 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 1 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes

still had some flying coffins in the air and pay the price... will have to wait for the Hurricanes... great thing, will get a dozen a month... I still wonder how the Allied were able to win the war in real life as the aircraft you get until late 44 are at best only a third of what you would need...

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes

we can only hope for op losses due to thunderstorms and extended Zero range but this hope is pathetic too...

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Afternoon Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

no need sweeping Hong Kong, none of my aircraft left... Iīm on full Sir Robin, something I havenīt been doing to that extend in WITP... but in AE I canīt see any other chance...


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Afternoon Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

there are about 70-80 Zeroes that can operate against the Philipines and another one or two daitais ready to operate against Malaya it seems. Havenīt looked at the Japanese side yet so Iīm only talking from my impression (also donīt take notes...)

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Afternoon Air attack on Iba , at 78,75

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-36 Ida x 15
Ki-51 Sonia x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 7 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...

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Afternoon Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sangi at 76,95

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 6
B5N1 Kate x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AV Langley, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Neptuna, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AV Langley

Ryujo runs out of torps but the bomb runs are effective enough...

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Submarine attack near Hengchun at 83,68

Japanese Ships
xAK Enzyu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Shark

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



xAK Enzyu Maru is sighted by SS Shark
SS Shark launches 4 torpedoes

Shark hits a merchant...

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ASW attack near Calayan at 82,71

Japanese Ships
TB Hatsukari
xAK Tyoko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Pike



SS Pike launches 4 torpedoes at TB Hatsukari
Pike diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection


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Sub attack near Hengchun at 83,67

Japanese Ships
TB Kamo

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf



SS Seawolf launches 4 torpedoes at TB Kamo
Sub escapes detection

too many misses, too many escorts, too many duds...

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

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi
APD Aoi



TB Kasasagi firing at enemy troops
APD Aoi firing at enemy troops


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

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Kantori Maru



PB Kantori Maru firing at enemy troops


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21448 troops, 321 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 640

Defending force 6506 troops, 131 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 221

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 516

Allied adjusted defense: 357

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
316 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Vehicles lost 7 (0 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
405 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 55 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (0 destroyed, 6 disabled)


Assaulting units:
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Hong Kong Fortress
Rifles of Canada Battalion
1st Middlesex Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force

Hong Kong holds... have lost HK to the first attack against the AI...


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Ground combat at Aparri (82,73)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3204 troops, 69 guns, 67 vehicles, Assault Value = 142

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 72

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 72 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Aparri !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
Tanaka Detachment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
56th Const Co
14th JAAF AF Bn
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
9th Field AF Construction Battalion
40th JAAF AF Bn
28th JAAF AF Bn
3rd Engineer Construction Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
14th Army /1

will be interesting what Rainer commits to take out the Philipinese and how fast he wants it to end...

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Ground combat at Vigan (80,73)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2039 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 25

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 25 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Vigan !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
Kanno Detachment
30th JNAF AF Unit




Pearl Harbour floatation watch... ships being safe! Will the KB return? Probably not as I guess Rainer will have at least 5 or 6 BBs showing up in his ships sunk list and will surely think this is more or less accurate due to the many hits reported on Dec 7. Even if KB returns, there would be 100+ fighters ready to meet the IJN flyboys.




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 11, 41
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Invasion Support action off Miri
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi
APD Aoi



TB Kasasagi firing at enemy troops
APD Aoi firing at enemy troops


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

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Kantori Maru



PB Kantori Maru firing at enemy troops

Northern Borneo will soon be in Japanese hands. Wonder when the first TFs will show up in Southern Borneo...

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TF 270 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
AM Toowoomba
AM Ballarat



20 mines cleared

soon there wonīt be any sub laid mines left... and they havenīt done any damage as they were laid too late to catch my fleeing shipping anyway...


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ASW attack near Aparri at 83,72

Allied Ships
SS S-39



SS S-39 is sighted by escort
Escort abandons search for sub

ghost ASW or what? My S-class subs have been pretty useless so far...

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ASW attack near Aparri at 83,72

Japanese Ships
TB Hatsukari

Allied Ships
SS Perch



SS Perch launches 4 torpedoes at TB Hatsukari
Perch bottoming out ....
Escort abandons search for sub

no boom as usual...


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ASW attack near Samah at 69,64

Japanese Ships
TB Otori

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon



SS Sturgeon launches 4 torpedoes at TB Otori
Sub escapes detection

same here...

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Submarine attack near Patani at 52,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Taibun Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS O19

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



xAK Taibun Maru is sighted by SS O19
SS O19 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Taibun Maru

at least some of my subs score... two hits are definetely enough to finish a Japanese transport... and every ship counts


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ASW attack near Aparri at 82,73

Japanese Ships
DD Satsuki
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
SS Permit, hits 1



SS Permit launches 4 torpedoes at DD Satsuki
Permit bottoming out ....
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatakaze attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

it seems we still hit eneny escorts at a very high rate (considering it should have been toned down in the latest patch), problem is that we miss the boom and only get ploinks...

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Submarine attack near Miri at 64,86

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hachirogata Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seal



xAKL Hachirogata Maru is sighted by SS Seal
SS Seal launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Hachirogata Maru

and sometimes we miss...


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ASW attack near Aparri at 82,73

Japanese Ships
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
SS Searaven



SS Searaven is sighted by escort
Searaven bottoming out ....
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

heavy sub action today but without real results...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Laoag at 81,72, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PC Kaki
PC Sumire
xAK Mito Maru
xAK Tarayasu Maru
xAKL Buyo Maru
xAKL Kamishima Maru
xAKL Keizan Maru
xAKL Taiyo Maru
xAKL Suez Maru
xAKL Gyokurei Maru
xAKL Tientsin Maru
xAKL Shun Yuan
xAP Kokuryu Maru

Allied Ships
MTB 11
MTB 12
MTB 26, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 27, Shell hits 1, and is sunk



Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms with 46% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 46% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
PC Sumire engages MTB 26 at 2,000 yards
MTB 11 engages xAK Tarayasu Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
xAP Kokuryu Maru , xAK Tarayasu Maru screened from combat
PC Sumire engages MTB 27 at 3,000 yards
MTB 27 sunk by PC Kaki at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
xAP Kokuryu Maru , xAK Tarayasu Maru , xAK Mito Maru screened from combat
PC Sumire engages MTB 26 at 2,000 yards
PC Kaki engages MTB 26 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
PC Sumire engages MTB 26 at 3,000 yards
PC Sumire engages MTB 12 at 3,000 yards
MTB 26 engages xAKL Keizan Maru at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
xAP Kokuryu Maru screened from combat
MTB 26 engages PC Sumire at 2,000 yards
MTB 26 engages PC Kaki at 2,000 yards
MTB 26 engages xAK Tarayasu Maru at 2,000 yards
xAP Kokuryu Maru , xAK Tarayasu Maru , xAK Mito Maru ,
xAKL Shun Yuan , xAKL Tientsin Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PC Sumire
PC Kaki engages MTB 26 at 2,000 yards
PC Sumire engages MTB 26 at 2,000 yards
MTB 26 engages xAP Kokuryu Maru at 2,000 yards
xAP Kokuryu Maru , xAK Tarayasu Maru , xAK Mito Maru ,
xAKL Shun Yuan screened from combat
- escorted by PC Sumire
PC Kaki engages MTB 26 at 2,000 yards
MTB 26 engages xAKL Tientsin Maru at 2,000 yards
MTB 11 engages PC Sumire at 2,000 yards
xAP Kokuryu Maru screened from combat
MTB 26 engages PC Sumire at 2,000 yards
MTB 26 sunk by PC Kaki at 2,000 yards
xAP Kokuryu Maru , xAK Tarayasu Maru , xAK Mito Maru ,
xAKL Shun Yuan , xAKL Tientsin Maru , xAKL Gyokurei Maru ,
xAKL Suez Maru , xAKL Taiyo Maru , xAKL Keizan Maru screened from combat
PC Kaki engages MTB 11 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
xAP Kokuryu Maru screened from combat
PC Sumire engages MTB 11 at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
xAP Kokuryu Maru , xAK Tarayasu Maru , xAK Mito Maru ,
xAKL Shun Yuan , xAKL Tientsin Maru , xAKL Gyokurei Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PC Sumire
MTB 12 engages PC Kaki at 2,000 yards
MTB 12 engages xAKL Suez Maru at 2,000 yards
Task forces break off...

expected to achieve something here but all that happens is we lose two of our British PTs...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Laoag at 81,72, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara
CL Kuma
DD Asakaze
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
MTB 7
MTB 8, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 9
MTB 10



Low visibility due to Thunderstorms with 46% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 46% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages MTB 10 at 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages MTB 9 at 2,000 yards
MTB 7 engages CA Ashigara at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages MTB 10 at 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages MTB 9 at 3,000 yards
MTB 8 sunk by CA Ashigara at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
Task forces break off...

one more lost when a Japanese cruiser TF shows up...

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ASW attack near Miri at 64,87

Japanese Ships
DD Nowaki
DD Hagikaze
DD Arashi

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack



SS Skipjack launches 4 torpedoes at DD Nowaki
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arashi attacking submerged sub ....
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

the enemy ASW vessels are performing worse than my subs...



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TF 60 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Japanese Ships
SS I-165, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Rainer saw my ships fleeing West through the passage near Merak and sent some of his subs to pursue my ships... Merak was mined by my Dutch minelayers though and it pays off...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Laoag at 81,72, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DMS W-9
DMS W-10
DMS W-11
DMS W-12
DMS W-17
DMS W-18
PB Kyo Maru #12
PB Kyo Maru #13
SC Ch 4
SC Ch 5
SC Ch 6
SC Ch 10
SC Ch 11
SC Ch 12
SC Ch 16
SC Ch 17
SC Ch 18, Shell hits 5
xAK Brisbane Maru
xAK Hawaii Maru, and is sunk
xAK Sanko Maru
xAK Takao Maru
xAK Bunzan Maru
xAK Shinko Maru
xAK Oigawa Maru

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-32
PT-33



Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Low visibility due to Thunderstorms with 46% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 46% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-33 at 2,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-32 at 2,000 yards
SC Ch 18 engages PT-31 at 2,000 yards
SC Ch 16 engages PT-33 at 2,000 yards
xAK Oigawa Maru , xAK Shinko Maru , xAK Bunzan Maru ,
xAK Takao Maru , xAK Sanko Maru , xAK Hawaii Maru ,
xAK Brisbane Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Kyo Maru #13 , PB Kyo Maru #12 , SC Ch 11 ,
SC Ch 5
PT-33 engages SC Ch 18 at 2,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-32 at 2,000 yards
PT-31 engages DMS W-18 at 2,000 yards
Earp, M.J. orders Allied TF to disengage
DMS W-9 collides with DMS W-18 at 81 , 72
PB Kyo Maru #12 engages PT-33 at 2,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-31 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
xAK Oigawa Maru , xAK Shinko Maru screened from combat
- escorted by SC Ch 11
SC Ch 18 engages PT-33 at 5,000 yards
DMS W-12 engages PT-33 at 5,000 yards
DMS W-9 engages PT-33 at 5,000 yards
Task forces break off...


thought TFs caught unloading would be more vulnerable to my PTs but I was wrong... a couple of MG hits on a subchaser is all we get...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Laoag at 81,72, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DMS W-9
DMS W-10
DMS W-11
DMS W-12
DMS W-17
DMS W-18
PB Kyo Maru #12
PB Kyo Maru #13
SC Ch 4
SC Ch 5
SC Ch 6
SC Ch 10
SC Ch 11
SC Ch 12
SC Ch 16
SC Ch 17
SC Ch 18, Shell hits 1
xAK Brisbane Maru
xAK Sanko Maru
xAK Takao Maru
xAK Bunzan Maru
xAK Shinko Maru
xAK Oigawa Maru

Allied Ships
PT Q-111
PT Q-112
PT Q-113



Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Low visibility due to Thunderstorms with 46% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 46% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
PT Q-112 engages DMS W-18 at 2,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT Q-111 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
xAK Oigawa Maru , xAK Shinko Maru , xAK Bunzan Maru ,
xAK Takao Maru , xAK Sanko Maru , xAK Brisbane Maru screened from combat
- escorted by SC Ch 12 , SC Ch 10 , SC Ch 6 ,
SC Ch 5
DMS W-18 engages PT Q-113 at 4,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT Q-111 at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
xAK Oigawa Maru , xAK Shinko Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Kyo Maru #12
PT Q-113 engages DMS W-18 at 2,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT Q-112 at 2,000 yards
PT Q-111 engages DMS W-18 at 2,000 yards
Manera L. orders Allied TF to disengage
xAK Oigawa Maru , xAK Shinko Maru , xAK Bunzan Maru ,
xAK Takao Maru , xAK Sanko Maru , xAK Brisbane Maru screened from combat
- escorted by SC Ch 16 , SC Ch 11 , SC Ch 5
PT Q-113 engages PB Kyo Maru #13 at 2,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages SC Ch 18 at 2,000 yards
DMS W-12 engages PT Q-111 at 2,000 yards
DMS W-10 engages PT Q-113 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
xAK Oigawa Maru , xAK Shinko Maru , xAK Bunzan Maru ,
xAK Takao Maru , xAK Sanko Maru screened from combat
- escorted by SC Ch 17 , SC Ch 6
PB Kyo Maru #13 engages PT Q-113 at 6,000 yards
PT Q-112 engages DMS W-18 at 6,000 yards
SC Ch 18 engages PT Q-113 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT Q-113 at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...

sent in all PTs we had in the Philipinese today, no result other than losing a couple of our PTs...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,98, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CA Nachi
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
xAK Si Kiang


Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 46% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

thank god CV TFs are even scared by lonely transports...

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Submarine attack near Miri at 64,87

Japanese Ships
xAKL Fukuyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seal



xAKL Fukuyo Maru is sighted by SS Seal
SS Seal launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Fukuyo Maru

we try to intervene with the Miri landings but this just doesnīt work if you have defective torps...

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Sub attack near Laoag at 80,72

Japanese Ships
xAP Kokuryu Maru
xAKL Shun Yuan
xAKL Tientsin Maru
xAKL Gyokurei Maru
xAKL Suez Maru
xAKL Taiyo Maru
xAKL Keizan Maru
xAKL Kamishima Maru
xAKL Buyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Pike



SS Pike launches 4 torpedoes at xAP Kokuryu Maru
Sub escapes detection

same here... so far our dud rate is extreme, far worse than what Iīm used to. Even with the high dud rate we should see every 4th or 5th salvo doing boom...

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Amphibious Assault at Legaspi

TF 89 troops unloading over beach at Legaspi, 82,82

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



19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of Kimura Det
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Kure 1st SNLF
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 1st Naval Const Bn
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of Kimura Det /3
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 1st Naval Const Bn /2

Rainer ordered an invasion also South of Manila...

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

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi
APD Aoi



TB Kasasagi firing at enemy troops
APD Aoi firing at enemy troops


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

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Yagi Maru
xAKL Hachirogata Maru
xAKL Fukuyo Maru



100th RN Base Force firing at xAKL Yagi Maru
xAKL Yagi Maru firing at enemy troops
xAKL Hachirogata Maru firing at enemy troops
xAKL Fukuyo Maru firing at enemy troops
xAKL Yagi Maru firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Miri

TF 134 troops unloading over beach at Miri, 64,87

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

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Kantori Maru



PB Kantori Maru firing at enemy troops


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Submarine attack near Kalidjati at 51,97

Japanese Ships
SS I-157, hits 1

Allied Ships
TK Manvantara, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



TK Manvantara is sighted by SS I-157
SS I-157 attacking on the surface

another tanker lost...

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ASW attack near Aparri at 82,73

Japanese Ships
DD Fumizuki
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
SS Porpoise



SS Porpoise is sighted by escort
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi
APD Aoi



TB Kasasagi firing at enemy troops
APD Aoi firing at enemy troops


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

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Yagi Maru
xAKL Hachirogata Maru
xAKL Fukuyo Maru



xAKL Yagi Maru firing at enemy troops
xAKL Hachirogata Maru firing at enemy troops
xAKL Fukuyo Maru firing at enemy troops


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

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Kantori Maru



PB Kantori Maru firing at enemy troops


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TF 270 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
AM Toowoomba
AM Ballarat

12 mines cleared

still mines around...
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,99, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CA Nachi
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
xAK Si Kiang



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

also during daylight CV TFs try to evade whatever they meet...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,99, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CA Nachi
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
DD Thanet



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

our DD decided not to chase in on the enemy...

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TF 55 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Japanese Ships
SS I-157, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

second sub that hits a mine at Merak today!

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TF 58 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Japanese Ships
SS I-162, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

and the third one that hit a mine


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TF 59 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Japanese Ships
SS I-164, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

and also this one hits a mine at Merak... three show up in the sunk ship list, Iīm sure that at least two will be sunk due to a mine hit, even all four could be sunk... what a great result, laying those mines here really paid off. Losing four subs in a day is something that really hurts the Japanese... and Iīm happy about every KD-3 class sub being sunk (those are the ones with the wrong 8 torpedo tube armament). Iīm sure Rainer wasnīt happy about my mines here...

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Submarine attack near Patani at 53,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Noto Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires

Allied Ships
SS O19

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



xAK Noto Maru is sighted by SS O19
SS O19 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Noto Maru

O19 is on minelaying mission and hits a merchant on the way to her target hex...

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Submarine attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Taizin Maru, Shell hits 3

Allied Ships
SS S-40, hits 1

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)



xAK Taizin Maru is sighted by SS S-40
SS S-40 attacking xAK Taizin Maru on the surface
Lucker, N. decides to submerge SS S-40 due to damage

like Iīve said, my S-class subs perform really bad so far... putting three shells into a transport without firing a single torp isnīt what I expect from my subs... from my experience, attacking on the surface isnīt a good idea in AE as unescorted transport most often land at least one shell on the sub too which usually results in enough damage to send the sub home. And I really donīt care about a couple of 3 or 4 inch shells put into a merchant, all that counts are torps...

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Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
24 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

donīt know what he keeps bombing and sweeping Tavoy as it has been empty since day one... hopefully some of his high exp pilots die due to op losses on these missions...

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-51 Sonia x 16



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 6 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 56 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-44 Tojo x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

pretty dispersed strikes...

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Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 14



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



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 36

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Clark Field at 78,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 11



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 5
P-35A x 9
P-40B Warhawk x 13
P-40E Warhawk x 30


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 5 destroyed

this was a nice one too, all 11 Kates were shot down over the target... we had some transports loaded up with supply coming in and LRCAPed them. Obviously a CVL is cruising around West of Formosa (it isnīt Ryujo, sheīs still cruising near Mindanao) and the dozen Kates were coming in without escorts. Unfortunetely though because I guess we would have been able to take out some of the obsolete escorts too... but I shouldnīt complain, a dozen high exp torp bomber crews less...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Batjan at 76,104

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Thanet



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

these are Ryujoīs bombers...


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Afternoon Air attack on 2/1st Ind Coy , at 106,122 (Kavieng)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
G4M1 Betty x 6



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

not sure why this unit is attacked, it has no combat ability anyway...

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Submarine attack near Patani at 53,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Nissyu Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS O19

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)



xAK Nissyu Maru is sighted by SS O19
SS O19 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Nissyu Maru

O19 hits another ship, well done...

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ASW attack near Aparri at 82,73

Japanese Ships
TB Hatsukari

Allied Ships
SS S-41



SS S-41 launches 4 torpedoes at TB Hatsukari
S-41 bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection


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Sub attack near Calayan at 82,69

Japanese Ships
xAK Hiyoshi Maru
xAKL Ina Maru
PB Zosen Maru

Allied Ships
SS Perch, hits 4



SS Perch launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Hiyoshi Maru
PB Zosen Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

4 near misses, nothing serious...

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

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi
APD Aoi



TB Kasasagi firing at enemy troops
APD Aoi firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Manus

TF 130 troops unloading over beach at Manus, 101,119

no idea where Manus is... even missed it during the replay...

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

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Kantori Maru



PB Kantori Maru firing at enemy troops


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Pre-Invasion action off Nauru Island

Japanese Ships
PB Tama Maru #5



PB Tama Maru #5 firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Nauru Island

TF 192 troops unloading over beach at Nauru Island, 127,128



10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 61st Nav Gd


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21151 troops, 321 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 620

Defending force 6116 troops, 131 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 194

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 388

Allied adjusted defense: 213

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
590 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
431 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (0 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Assaulting units:
38th Division
66th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Hong Kong Fortress
1st Middlesex Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force

Hong Kong holds... excellent, the longer the better...

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Ground combat at Miri (64,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1174 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Defending force 107 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 19

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Miri !!!

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

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


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


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I./124th Infantry Battalion
34th Road Const Co /1

Defending units:
100th RN Base Force

no chance for Miriīs defenders though...


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Ground combat at Kavieng (106,122)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 402 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Defending force 89 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Japanese adjusted assault: 7

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kavieng !!!

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

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


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


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I/66th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
2/1st Ind Coy

or Kaviengīs "garrison"...
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Ground combat at Brunei (65,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 487 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

Defending force 360 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 3

Allied adjusted defense: 3

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
I/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
107th RN Base Force

amazingly enough, Brunei held...

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Ground combat at Nauru Island (127,128)

Japanese Shock attack

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

Defending force 82 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 44

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 44 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Nauru Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
126 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
100 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
61st Nav Gd /1

Defending units:
Wren Det.




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RE: AE = Alpine Edition <-> Rainer79 vs. ranting... - 12/28/2009 3:22:46 PM   
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TF 270 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
AM Toowoomba
AM Ballarat



17 mines cleared

I guess the number of mines cleared is pretty much FOW as there were only two subs laying mines and weīve already cleared more mines that they can carry...

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ASW attack near Miri at 65,86

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hakka Maru
PB Kantori Maru

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack



SS Skipjack is sighted by escort
PB Kantori Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

a single escort probably reduces the chances of a succesful sub attack by 50%...


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ASW attack near Aparri at 82,73

Japanese Ships
DD Satsuki
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
SS Tarpon



SS Tarpon is sighted by escort
Tarpon bottoming out ....
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatakaze attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

at least my subs normally get away

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Balabac at 68,83, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CL Isuzu
DD Sagiri
TB Kari

Allied Ships
xAKL Shinai, Shell hits 8, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 35% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 8,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CA Chokai engages xAKL Shinai at 6,000 yards
xAKL Shinai sunk by CL Isuzu at 6,000 yards
xAKL Shinai sunk by CL Isuzu at 6,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

not my transports though that are all spotted during the night (by whatever) and then the usual react and find feature jumps in...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Clark Field at 78,76, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsushima
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
AM Finch, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
xAK Yu Sang, Shell hits 22, and is sunk


Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms with 35% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 35% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 2,000 yards
DD Wakaba fires at AM Finch at 2,000 yards
DD Hatsushima fires at AM Finch at 2,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages AM Finch at 2,000 yards
DD Hatsushima engages AM Finch at 2,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages AM Finch at 2,000 yards
AM Finch sunk by DD Hatsuharu at 2,000 yards
DD Hatsushima engages xAK Yu Sang at 2,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages xAK Yu Sang at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages xAK Yu Sang at 4,000 yards
DD Hatsushima engages xAK Yu Sang at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages xAK Yu Sang at 6,000 yards
DD Hatsushima engages xAK Yu Sang at 6,000 yards
xAK Yu Sang sunk by DD Wakaba at 6,000 yards
xAK Yu Sang sunk by DD Wakaba at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...

what follows is the next "ghosts spot ships, SC TFs react, find and destroy"-marathon... canīt say I 100% like this new feature as itīs more or less bullet prove. The main problem is that the TFs are always spotted, even though thereīs nothing searching for them. Then the react and find again feature is working too often too good too. All in all, have some of your TFs within 4 hexes of the enemy and you can bet you will be in trouble. How that works is beyond me, but itīs definetely too effective.


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Clark Field at 78,76, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsushima
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
xAKL Halldor, Shell hits 11, and is sunk



Low visibility due to Thunderstorms with 35% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 35% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages xAKL Halldor at 2,000 yards
DD Hatsushima engages xAKL Halldor at 2,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages xAKL Halldor at 2,000 yards
xAKL Halldor sunk by DD Wakaba at 2,000 yards
xAKL Halldor sunk by DD Wakaba at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

boom


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Clark Field at 78,76, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsushima
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
xAK Haraldsvang, Shell hits 22, and is sunk



Low visibility due to Thunderstorms with 35% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 35% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
DD Nenohi engages xAK Haraldsvang at 1,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages xAK Haraldsvang at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages xAK Haraldsvang at 2,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages xAK Haraldsvang at 2,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages xAK Haraldsvang at 2,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages xAK Haraldsvang at 2,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages xAK Haraldsvang at 2,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages xAK Haraldsvang at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

boom boom

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ASW attack near Hengchun at 82,68

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 18

Allied Ships
SS Perch



SS Perch is sighted by escort
Perch diving deep ....
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

damn escort

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Sub attack near Laoag at 81,71

Japanese Ships
xAK Izumo Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DMS W-20

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon



SS Seadragon launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Izumo Maru
Seadragon diving deep ....
DMS W-20 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

two exploding MK14 sink a transport... if every sub Iīve got on station sinks two enemy ships during their patrol then Iīm happy... the Dutch, British and S-class subs have to work hard to compensate the poor performance of US fleet subs...

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Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba


Allied ground losses:
63 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)


CA Kako firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion
CA Furutaka firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion
CA Kinugasa firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion
CA Aoba firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion

wow, some heavy force attacking Wake, no doubt invasion will follow...

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Amphibious Assault at Shortlands

TF 114 troops unloading over beach at Shortlands, 109,131

Solomons are getting mopped up, no TFs around Tulagi yet...

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Amphibious Assault at Tarawa

TF 116 troops unloading over beach at Tarawa, 136,128

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 53rd Nav Gd
17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of 53rd Nav Gd /1
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 53rd Nav Gd /3

Tarawa will be Japanese too at the end of the day...

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Sub attack near Oosthaven at 46,96

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
AMc Djombang, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AMc Ceram
AMc Alor
AMc Ardjoeno
xAK Liran
xAKL Sinabang
xAKL Benkoelen
xAKL Kwangtung



SS I-155 launches 8 torpedoes at AMc Djombang
I-155 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection

another (wrong) 8 torp attack kills an AMc... expendable ship though...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Davao at 83,92, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio

Allied Ships
xAK Governor Wright, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Ravnaas, Shell hits 6, and is sunk



Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
xAK Governor Wright sunk by CA Haguro at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAK Ravnaas at 3,000 yards
xAK Ravnaas sunk by CA Haguro at 3,000 yards
Task forces break off...

another spot, react, kill engagement... as ridicoulos as the super effective night engagements, visibility was 1000 yards and there were thunderstorms... try to find ships at this circumstances...

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ASW attack near Laoag at 82,70

Japanese Ships
DMS W-20

Allied Ships
SS S-38



SS S-38 is sighted by escort
S-38 diving deep ....
DMS W-20 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

lots of escorts around but nearly no transports left it seems...

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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 65,71

Japanese Ships
xAP Hakozaki Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Okuni Maru

Allied Ships
SS O16

SS O16 launches 4 torpedoes at xAP Hakozaki Maru
Escort abandons search for sub

good to see a troop transport hit... should be dead...


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ASW attack near Aparri at 82,73

Japanese Ships
DD Satsuki
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
SS Tarpon, hits 3



SS Tarpon is sighted by escort
Tarpon bottoming out ....
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatakaze attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


Tarpon is one of the preferred targets of IJN ASW efforts... 3 near misses but damage is accumulating, Tarpon is ordered home...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 35



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 4
P-35A x 9
P-40B Warhawk x 16
P-40E Warhawk x 35


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-35A: 3 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 2 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 9 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 15 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 11 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 9 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes

what can I say, the Zeroes achieve a 6:1 overall kill rate in this campaign, also against my best (cough) fighters (P-40). No matter what I do, no matter what alt they fly. It stays like it began, sweeps are the ultimate weapon to take out my fighters and it will be stratosphere fighting in the end in AE. The higher the better.


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Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
C5M2 Babs x 1



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes

nothing left...


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 38
G4M1 Betty x 21



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged



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


Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 52

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
23 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

the only way to kill Japanese fighters are op losses and perhaps some bombers are killed by flak...


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Subic Bay Defenses , at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
Ki-27b Nate x 18
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 14



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1


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



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


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
18 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 10000 feet *

CAP engaged:
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes


IMO, Rainer should concentrate on Clark and Manila... In the end, the kill rate will be 10:1 for the Japanese in the Philipinese...

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Morning Air attack on 21st PA Infantry Division, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 14



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



Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 76

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

I donīt know what I should think about those attacks, guess this is only enhanced training? I would bomb Singapore instead...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 160 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 53 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
C5M2 Babs x 1



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 64 minutes

64 min left to engage the raid but we donīt have anything left that could be put into the air...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Dinagat at 81,87

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Corregidor, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
xAKL Anakan, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Compagnia Filipinas, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Corregidor
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Compagnia Filipinas

11 Kates, 13 bomb hits... pff...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Abemama at 137,130

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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


Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 7
SBD-2 Dauntless x 36
SBD-3 Dauntless x 18


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kamikaze Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CM Tokiwa, Bomb hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Tenyo Maru, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Nagata Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CM Okinoshima, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires

Japanese ground losses:
1519 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 44 destroyed, 60 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 3000'


Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kamikaze Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CM Tokiwa
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Tenyo Maru


but we strike back for the first time. Lexington and Enterprise were in the area and were waiting for further Japanese TFs after the Japs took Makin and Tarawa. Guess this TF was either heading towards Baker or further to Canton. Nothing will arive at itīs target and weīve pretty much sunk something like a nav guard unit. A nice first success... Also two of the minelayer cruisers are hit hard, nice... same as in WITP, even though Japanese players know that two US CVs start out South West of Pearl that usually are ordered towards Australia, there are still Japanese amphib TFs sent into their way... in this case itīs always better to wait at least a week before sending TFs into the Gilberts...





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Morning Air attack on TF, near Abemama at 137,130

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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


Allied aircraft
TBD-1 Devastator x 10


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kamikaze Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Tenyo Maru, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk

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



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kamikaze Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Tenyo Maru

even the obsolete TBDs hit something... most of them are tasked to do nav search...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dinagat at 81,87

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Elcano
xAKL Sarangami



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

rare happening when half a dozen Betties donīt achieve a single hit...
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Afternoon Air attack on 1st Marine Defense Battalion, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
B5N2 Kate x 117



Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed


Allied ground losses:
225 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 12 (2 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 Det with F4F-3 Wildcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes

Also attacking Wake USN CPNAB ...
Also attacking 1st Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking Wake USN CPNAB ...
Also attacking 1st Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking Wake USN CPNAB ...
Also attacking 1st Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking Wake USN CPNAB ...
Also attacking 1st Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking Wake USN CPNAB ...
Also attacking 1st Marine Defense Battalion ...

KB attacks Wake, where will it head next?

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Jolo at 74,94

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 6
B5N1 Kate x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Luzon, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk
xAKL Magallanes, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Luzon
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Magallanes

11 Kates, 9 bomb hits... they seem to not need any maintenance nor do they suffer any op losses at any time...

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Sub attack near San Luis Obispo at 214,88

Japanese Ships
SS I-8, hits 1

Allied Ships
CV Saratoga, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
DD Preston
DD Smith



SS I-8 launches 6 torpedoes at CV Saratoga
I-8 diving deep ....
DD Preston attacking submerged sub ....
DD Preston cannot establish contact with SS I-8
SS I-8 eludes ASW attack from DD Preston
DD Preston cannot establish contact with SS I-8
DD Smith fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-8 eludes DD Preston by diving deep
DD Preston cannot reach attack position over SS I-8
Escort abandons search for sub

god damn what a f*cking turn... not only do we lose two dozen Warhawks today (heck, thatīs only a monthly replacement ) also this happens. This is as bad as the Pearl Harbour attack, if we lose the carrier, it would be even worse. What a damned lucky attack, this nearly two dozen hexes South West of LA, Iīve even set waypoints for the CV TF to keep it off the usual shipping lanes leaving LA. Either we stumbled just over the sub or itīs one of those ghost spottings and react thing. 6 DDs in the TF werenīt able to help either. Itīs not sure at all if Saratoga will make it back to LA, the carrier is in a very bad state and Iīm sure every IJN sub in the area is ordered to intercept the carrier.

Very well done Rainer!



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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73

Japanese Ships
AV Sagara Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Gosei Maru
PB Eiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS O16



SS O16 launches 2 torpedoes at AV Sagara Maru
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Eiko Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

we have to rely on our Dutch subs...


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Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba


Allied ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 42
Port hits 1

CA Kako firing at Wake Island
CA Furutaka firing at Wake Island
CA Kinugasa firing at Wake Island
CA Aoba firing at Wake Island


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Sub attack near Vigan at 80,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Seikai Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Toko Maru #4

Allied Ships
SS Shark

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



SS Shark launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Seikai Maru
Shark bottoming out ....
PB Toko Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

a USN fleet sub was lucky too today...

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Amphibious Assault at Jolo

TF 120 troops unloading over beach at Jolo, 74,90

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



6 troops of a SNLF HMG Squad lost in surf during unload of 15th Nav Gd

Jolo is on the list too...

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Pre-Invasion action off Zamboanga

Japanese Ships
TB Hayabusa
APD Hagi


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


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


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Amphibious Assault at Zamboanga

TF 121 troops unloading over beach at Zamboanga, 75,89

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



37mm Type 01 AT Gun dropped into water during unload of 16th Nav Gd /1
13.2mm T93 AAMG lost overboard during unload of 16th Nav Gd /1
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 16th Nav Gd /1


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Amphibious Assault at Legaspi

TF 183 troops unloading over beach at Legaspi, 82,82



8 Naval Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 3rd Base Force
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 3rd Base Force /2
8 Naval Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 3rd Base Force /3
8 Naval Support troops lost in surf during unload of 3rd Base Force /3


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 20805 troops, 321 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 597

Defending force 5721 troops, 130 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 174

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 352

Allied adjusted defense: 301

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
640 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 49 disabled
Vehicles lost 5 (0 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
417 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 26 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (10 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Assaulting units:
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
66th Infantry Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
1st Middlesex Battalion
Hong Kong Fortress
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force

Hong Kong fights off a shock attack, good work. The longer Hong Kong holds and the more losses we inflict the longer will the Philipinese hold out as I expect the troops assaulting Hong Kong going to the Philipinese afterwards...

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Ground combat at Legaspi (82,82)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4039 troops, 51 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 172

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 107

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 107 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Legaspi !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
Kimura Det
Kure 1st SNLF
1st Naval Construction Battalion
3rd Base Force /1


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Ground combat at Brunei (65,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 495 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

Defending force 355 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 3

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Brunei !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
133 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
107th RN Base Force

thatīs it for Brunei...

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Ground combat at Tarawa (136,128)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1401 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 57

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 27

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 27 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tarawa !!!

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



Assaulting units:
53rd Nav Gd /4

would have been great if my carriers would have shown up a day earlier near Tarawa, this would have meant to probably kill this invasion force too...




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This is how Sara looked liked after the succesful sub attack. If not hit again, I expect the carrier to reach port and being saved, it nevertheless will take months to have the carrier operational again. Probably more than half a year of repairs... what a crap.




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And todayīs air losses. Zeroe sweep shows itīs uggly face again, no matter at what alt, we can not fight them. It will only take us until the end of 44 to perhaps have parity... As long as the Zero achieves a 7:1 kill rate against our Warhawks (that are flown by not really bad pilots either) there is no base on the whole map we can defend. Especially with those replacement rates that are not even enough to fight a prolonged battle in one area, not to speak about the whole map.




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 13, 41
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Amphibious Assault at Camiguin

TF 249 troops unloading over beach at Camiguin, 84,72

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 1st Sasebo SNLF Coy /2


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Invasion Support action off Zamboanga

Japanese Ships
TB Hayabusa
APD Hagi



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


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ASW attack near Balabac at 69,83

Japanese Ships
DD Sagiri

Allied Ships
SS Stingray



SS Stingray launches 4 torpedoes at DD Sagiri
Stingray diving deep ....
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


our subs keep unsuccefully attacking enemy ASW vessels. We keep hitting them but keep hearing PLOINK...

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Sub attack near Laoag at 81,71

Japanese Ships
xAK Yamagiku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Kosei Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXV



SS KXV launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Yamagiku Maru
KXV diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection

but we also sink enemy ships now and then...

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ASW attack near Aparri at 82,73

Japanese Ships
DD Minazuki
DD Harukaze

Allied Ships
SS Permit, hits 1



SS Permit launches 4 torpedoes at DD Minazuki
Permit bottoming out ....
DD Harukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

another unsuccesful attack... by now, we should have sunk at least two DDs when I think of the high number of attacks that actuall hit a target...


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ASW attack near Oosthaven at 46,97

Japanese Ships
SS I-157, hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CM Willem v d Zaan



SS I-157 is sighted by escort
CM Willem v d Zaan firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

this was very strange... why? Because I-157 was only hit by one MG salvo and it sunk immedietely... Iīm not sure but I guess this is one of the four subs that has hit a mine at Merak earlier...


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Submarine attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Achou Maru

Allied Ships
SS Porpoise



xAK Achou Maru is sighted by SS Porpoise
SS Porpoise launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Achou Maru

we not just have defective torps, we also miss with every fourth salvo on average...

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Sub attack near Hengchun at 83,67

Japanese Ships
PB Shonan Maru #17
xAK Nagara Maru
PB Shonan Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Perch



SS Perch launches 2 torpedoes at PB Shonan Maru #17
Perch diving deep ....
PB Shonan Maru #17 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Shonan Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

and why escorts are the preferred target of the targetting routine is beyond me anyway... canīt the subs target transports instead of wasting their torps on escorts...

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Sub attack near Laoag at 81,70

Japanese Ships
xAK Yamagiku Maru, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Pickerel



SS Pickerel launches 4 torpedoes

lots of useless attacks today... but this ship seems to be in a very bad state anyway...

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Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba



Runway hits 1
Port hits 1

CA Kako firing at Wake Island
CA Furutaka firing at Wake Island
CA Kinugasa firing at Wake Island
CA Aoba firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion


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Amphibious Assault at Abemama

TF 15 troops unloading over beach at Abemama, 136,130

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 52nd Nav Gd /1


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Pre-Invasion action off Wake Island - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari
CL Tatsuta
CL Tenryu
DD Hayate
AMC Kongo Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
PB Kaiun Maru
PB Kaikei Maru
PB Ikunta Maru
PB Hakkaisan Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
PB Fukui Maru

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



CL Yubari firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion
CL Tatsuta firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion
CL Tenryu firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion
DD Hayate firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging AMC Kongo Maru at 12,000 yards
CL Yubari fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
PB Kaiun Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kaikei Maru firing at enemy guns
PB Ikunta Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Hakkaisan Maru firing at enemy guns
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging PB Hakkaisan Maru at 2,000 yards
PB Fukui Maru firing at enemy guns
DD Hayate firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Wake Island

TF 16 troops unloading over beach at Wake Island, 136,98

and here comes the Wake Island invasion...

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Invasion Support action off Zamboanga

Japanese Ships
TB Hayabusa
APD Hagi



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


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Invasion Support action off Wake Island

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
AMC Kinryu Maru
CL Yubari
PB Kaiun Maru
PB Kaikei Maru
PB Ikunta Maru
PB Hakkaisan Maru, on fire
PB Fukui Maru, Shell hits 1



CL Yubari fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
PB Kaiun Maru firing at enemy guns
PB Kaikei Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Ikunta Maru firing at enemy guns
PB Hakkaisan Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Fukui Maru firing at enemy guns
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging PB Fukui Maru at 2,000 yards

Iīve got two fleet subs near Wake to intervene with the invasion or perhaps get a lucky hit on one of the cruisers but so far they do nothing...



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Invasion Support action off Zamboanga

Japanese Ships
TB Hayabusa
APD Hagi



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


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ASW attack near Laoag at 82,70

Japanese Ships
CL Kinu
xAK Kotohira Maru
xAK Koto Maru
xAKL Kaisho Maru
SC Ch 23

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf



SS Seawolf launches 4 torpedoes at CL Kinu
SC Ch 23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

we hit Kinu but only get the usual ploink... oh boy...

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ASW attack near Soc Trang at 57,74

Japanese Ships
E Shimushu

Allied Ships
SS O16



SS O16 is sighted by escort
E Shimushu attacking submerged sub ....
E Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

those E class escorts arenīt killers it seems. When the campaign becomes more quiet I will have to look up all the Japanese ship classes as I really have no clue about what Iīm really facing. All is new and Iīm only used to WITP things...


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Submarine attack near Hengchun at 82,68

Japanese Ships
xAK Misaki Maru

Allied Ships
SS Shark



xAK Misaki Maru is sighted by SS Shark
SS Shark launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Misaki Maru

Twice a hit but no explosion...

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ASW attack near Aparri at 82,73

Japanese Ships
DD Minazuki
DD Harukaze

Allied Ships
SS Permit



SS Permit launches 2 torpedoes at DD Minazuki
DD Harukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Harukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

those two fish missed...

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 136,98

Japanese Ships
AMC Kongo Maru, on fire
DD Hayate
DD Oite
PB Kaiun Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tambor, hits 1



SS Tambor is sighted by escort
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

one near miss on Tambor that was ordered to retreat, but I forgot to set the "react" back to 0 again... therefore the sub ended up near Wake together with my other two subs...

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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 65,76

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kembu Maru
xAK Zinzan Maru
APD Aoi

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack, hits 1



SS Skipjack launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Kembu Maru
Skipjack diving deep ....
APD Aoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Aoi attacking submerged sub ....
APD Aoi cannot reach attack position over SS Skipjack
APD Aoi cannot establish contact with SS Skipjack
APD Aoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

hell a lot of sub attacks today, pathetic results...


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

nothing left to be shot down by UBER Zeroes...

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

heavy sweeps on fortress Singapore, the Japs are only doing sightseeing flights...

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-51 Sonia x 16



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 6 damaged



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb

Rainer should bomb my ground troops instead of the airfield... this way we perhaps can hold out some longer...

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 56 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-44 Tojo x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

wrong target...

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 8



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



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...

right target...

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Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 14



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



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 50

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

the enemy is really attracted by the empty Tavoy...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Abemama at 136,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 7
SBD-2 Dauntless x 18
SBD-3 Dauntless x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CM Okinoshima, Bomb hits 9, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless diving from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CM Okinoshima

we kill off the remaining heavily damaged CM, I would have preferred to attack the other spotted transport TF...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Jaluit at 134,122

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
SBD-2 Dauntless x 18


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Aratama Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Toyotsu Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Kaito Maru, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Katsura Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless diving from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Toyotsu Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Kaito Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Katsura Maru


...which is attacked by another strike, the AKLs are probably all dead, the xAK has a chance to survive a heavy bomb hit...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Jaluit at 134,122

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
TBD-1 Devastator x 10


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Toyotsu Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Aratama Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Santos Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Toyotsu Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Aratama Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Santos Maru

but in a separate strike of the TBDs (they again attack alone) the remaining ships in this TF are finished... it was definetely worth it sending our two US CVs into the Gilberts... we couldnīt prevent the enemy from taking Tarawa during the first try but we destroyed an amphibious TF inbound for (expected) Baker or Canton Island. And we sent a dozen ships to the bottom, including two CMs...

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Afternoon Air attack on 1st Marine Defense Battalion, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
B5N2 Kate x 118



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 3 damaged


Allied ground losses:
61 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Also attacking Wake USN CPNAB ...
Also attacking 1st Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking Wake USN CPNAB ...
Also attacking 1st Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking Wake USN CPNAB ...
Also attacking 1st Marine Defense Battalion ...

another very heavy strike on Wakeīs defenders... not needed, the base would fall without this strike easily too I guess...

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ASW attack near Laoag at 82,70

Japanese Ships
CL Kinu, Torpedo hits 1
SC Ch 21
xAK Hukusei Maru
xAK Keisyo Maru
xAKL Jokuja Maru
SC Ch 23

Allied Ships
SS S-38



SS S-38 launches 4 torpedoes at CL Kinu
SC Ch 23 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

first good hit of a S-class sub although only one torp hit the light cruiser, not doing any noticed damaged... Everything less than three torps is not enough to score a sure kill...

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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 11
DMS W-17
DMS W-10
xAK Oigawa Maru
xAK Shinko Maru
PB Kyo Maru #13
SC Ch 17
SC Ch 16
SC Ch 12

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 is sighted by escort
PB Kyo Maru #13 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Wake Island

Japanese Ships
PB Ikunta Maru
CL Yubari
PB Kaiun Maru
PB Kaikei Maru
PB Hakkaisan Maru
PB Fukui Maru



CL Yubari fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
PB Kaiun Maru firing at enemy guns
PB Kaikei Maru firing at enemy guns
PB Ikunta Maru firing at enemy guns
PB Hakkaisan Maru firing at enemy guns
PB Fukui Maru firing at enemy guns


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Invasion Support action off Zamboanga

Japanese Ships
TB Hayabusa
APD Hagi



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


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2033 troops, 153 guns, 133 vehicles, Assault Value = 575

Defending force 5148 troops, 130 guns, 61 vehicles, Assault Value = 161


Allied ground losses:
65 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Assaulting units:
38th Division
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
66th Infantry Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Hong Kong Fortress
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force

the enemy reverted to bombardment attacks after the failed attacks... good...


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Ground combat at Tuguegarao (82,74)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2408 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 85

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 81

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 81 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tuguegarao !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
Tanaka Detachment


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Ground combat at Victoria Point (51,66)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1192 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Defending force 323 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Japanese adjusted assault: 21

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Victoria Point !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
210 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I./143rd Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
108th/2 Base Force


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Ground combat at Shortlands (109,131)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 402 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 2

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Shortlands !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
II/66th Naval Guard Unit

first base in the Solomons is Japanese now...


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Ground combat at Manus (101,119)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 324 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

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 Manus !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
5th JNAF Coy


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Ground combat at Jolo (74,90)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1443 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 71

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 Jolo !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



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

with the new rules about equipping bombers with torps, Jolo isnīt as important as it was in WITP. And with the UBER feature of "spot, react and destroy" bombers arenīt needed anyway to kill all ships fleeing out of the Philipinese...


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Ground combat at Zamboanga (75,89)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1437 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 64

Defending force 603 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Japanese adjusted assault: 12

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Zamboanga !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
296 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
16th Naval Guard Unit
6th JNAF Coy

Defending units:
4th/101st PA Battalion
4th PI Base Force


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Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 288 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Defending force 1538 troops, 18 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 63


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


Assaulting units:
Wake USN CPNAB
1st Marine Defense Battalion

Defending units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF /1


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Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1538 troops, 18 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

Defending force 756 troops, 21 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Japanese adjusted assault: 17

Allied adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wake Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
207 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1414 casualties reported
Squads: 47 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 92 destroyed, 84 disabled
Engineers: 28 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 38 (32 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (14 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Assaulting units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF /1

Defending units:
Wake USN CPNAB
1st Marine Defense Battalion

Wake falls easily, wonder if Midway is also on the list... the atolls have lost all their importance in AE IMO... donīt know what to do with them anyway... Island hopping probably wonīt be the preferred tactic I guess as you canīt do much with the conquered islands other than shorten your supply lines to some extend... if needed, then itīs not much of a problem to retake the atolls anyway (at least I think so) as thereīs no possibility to really garrison those places...

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Ground combat at Abemama (136,130)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 262 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 12

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Abemama !!!

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



Assaulting units:
52nd Nav Gd /2




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 14, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 79,74, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-32
PT-33



Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 17% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
PT-32 engages DD Samidare at 1,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages PT-33 at 1,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages PT-32 at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-32 at 2,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-33 at 2,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT-33 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages PT-33 at 3,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-32 at 3,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages PT-31 at 3,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages PT-33 at 3,000 yards
Earp, M.J. orders Allied TF to disengage
Task forces break off...

we try again with our PTs and this time it pays off... will be interesting if the DD will make it...


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ASW attack near Calayan at 82,71

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 3
DMS W-19
DMS W-15
xAK Anzan Maru #2
xAK Keiyo Maru
xAKL Kurama Maru
PB Taiko Maru
PB Kamitsu Maru
SC Ch 15
SC Ch 14

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 is sighted by escort
PB Taiko Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 14 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

would be great if my S-class subs would attack more often...


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ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,74

Japanese Ships
DD Michishio
CA Atago
DD Arashio
DD Oshio

Allied Ships
SS Saury



SS Saury launches 4 torpedoes at DD Michishio
Saury diving deep ....
DD Arashio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Michishio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Oshio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oshio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Oshio fails to find sub, continues to search...

Escort abandons search for sub


the usual failed attack on an enemy escort... here you can see another fact that I donīt like about the react feature. Subs keep following the enemy into base hexes which is not what I want. The only possibility would be to set them not to react at all, but this would completely negate the new mega feature and would more or less reset subs to what they were in WITP. I had a dozen subs in a couple of base hexes already and they kept reacting into them on an on... annoying so to say. So many toggles to set this or that but no toggle to set subs to "do not enter enemy bases"... oversight... this will be especially annoying when you will keep losing subs to enemy mines... how is the chance to hit mines if you have a dozen of your subs react into Tokyo???

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Submarine attack near Kompong Trach at 55,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Hikosan Maru

Allied Ships
SS KX



xAK Hikosan Maru is sighted by SS KX
SS KX launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Hikosan Maru

missed the lonely AK...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Legaspi at 82,82, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
xAK Ming Sang, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 17% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAK Ming Sang at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Ming Sang at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
xAK Ming Sang sunk by DD Yukikaze at 4,000 yards
xAK Ming Sang sunk by DD Yukikaze at 4,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

and the usual we react to everything feature... night attack... WWII Awacs...

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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 72,72

Japanese Ships
PB Ginyo Maru
xAKL Ina Maru
PB Zosen Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon



SS Seadragon launches 4 torpedoes at PB Ginyo Maru
PB Zosen Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Zosen Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Zosen Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Zosen Maru is out of ASW ammo
PB Zosen Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Zosen Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

considering the fact that most of my attacks actually hit enemy escorts then I wonder how well the hotfix is working as we were told that escorts are now harder to hit... if the torps would do boom, I would have sunk two dozen escorts already... which would be far too many IMO...

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ASW attack near Calayan at 82,69

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 13
DMS W-19
DMS W-16
xAK Anzan Maru #2
xAK Matsukawa Maru
xAKL Kurama Maru
PB Taiko Maru
PB Kamitsu Maru
SC Ch 15
SC Ch 14

Allied Ships
SS S-37



SS S-37 is sighted by escort
S-37 diving deep ....
PB Taiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 15 attacking submerged sub ....
SS S-37 eludes ASW attack from SC Ch 15
SC Ch 15 cannot reach attack position over SS S-37
SC Ch 15 loses contact with SS S-37
SS S-37 eludes ASW attack from SC Ch 15
SC Ch 14 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Taiko Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 15 attacking submerged sub ....
SS S-37 eludes ASW attack from SC Ch 15
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

sub is driven off once again...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Laoag at 81,72, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara
CL Kuma, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Asakaze
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
PT-34
PT-35
PT-41



Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 17% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
PT-41 engages CL Kuma at 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-41 at 2,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages PT-41 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-41 at 3,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages PT-41 at 3,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages PT-41 at 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-41 at 3,000 yards
PT-35 engages CA Ashigara at 3,000 yards
PT-34 engages DD Asakaze at 3,000 yards
Kingman, C.I. orders Allied TF to disengage
CA Ashigara engages PT-41 at 3,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages PT-34 at 3,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages PT-34 at 3,000 yards
Task forces break off...


more PT action and success again... MK8 torp wonīt kill the CL but perhaps a sub will be lucky and finish the light cruiser off...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Laoag at 81,72, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
DD Asakaze
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
PT Q-111
PT Q-112, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT Q-113, Shell hits 1, and is sunk



Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 17% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
PT Q-113 engages DD Matsukaze at 1,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages PT Q-112 at 1,000 yards
PT Q-113 sunk by DD Asakaze at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT Q-112 at 2,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages PT Q-112 at 2,000 yards
Ichimiya, Yoshiyuki orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT Q-112 at 4,000 yards
PT Q-112 sunk by DD Matsukaze at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
PT Q-111 engages DD Matsukaze at 6,000 yards
Manera L. orders Allied TF to disengage
Task forces break off...

then two of the PTs die...

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ASW attack near Channel Islands at 221,82

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
DD Preston
DD Smith



SS I-19 is sighted by escort
DD Preston fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Smith fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Smith attacking submerged sub ....
DD Smith cannot establish contact with SS I-19
DD Smith fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

couple of DCs dropped for no result...

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Submarine attack near Kompong Trach at 55,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Ikuta Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KX



xAK Ikuta Maru is sighted by SS KX
SS KX launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Ikuta Maru

another xAK finished...

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Submarine attack near Kompong Trach at 55,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Kurohime Maru

Allied Ships
SS KX



xAK Kurohime Maru is sighted by SS KX
SS KX launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kurohime Maru

PLOINK on the second one though... rare event...

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Sub attack near Channel Islands at 221,82

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
DD Preston
DD Smith



SS I-19 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Preston
I-19 diving deep ....
DD Preston fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Smith attacking submerged sub ....
DD Smith cannot reach attack position over SS I-19
DD Smith cannot establish contact with SS I-19
DD Smith cannot reach attack position over SS I-19
DD Smith attacking submerged sub ....
DD Smith loses contact with SS I-19
DD Smith is out of ASW ammo
DD Smith is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub

first we attack the sub, then the sub dares to launch 6 torps at DD Preston... all miss, as well as the depth charges...


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Sub attack near Zamboanga at 75,89

Japanese Ships
xAK Santos Maru
xAKL Raizan Maru
APD Hagi

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII



SS KXVIII launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Santos Maru
KXVIII bottoming out ....
APD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

both torps missed...

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Sub attack near Laoag at 82,70

Japanese Ships
xAK Tamashima Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Toko Maru #4

Allied Ships
SS Pickerel



SS Pickerel launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Tamashima Maru
PB Toko Maru #4 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Toko Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

but Pickerel has one of the rare functioning torps aboard...


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Pre-Invasion action off Kuching - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
CA Mogami


Allied ground losses:
115 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


CA Kumano firing at 2/15 Punjab Battalion
CA Suzuya firing at 2/15 Punjab Battalion
CA Mikuma firing at 2/15 Punjab Battalion
CA Mogami firing at Sarawak Force
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


strong force attacking Kuching...

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Amphibious Assault at Kuching

TF 11 troops unloading over beach at Kuching, 58,88

with troops following...

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Amphibious Assault at Attu Island

TF 119 troops unloading over beach at Attu Island, 153,49



10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 5th JAAF AF Bn /2

Japanese invasions also in the North... Iīm not really interested in the North anyway...

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Submarine attack near Kompong Trach at 55,74

Japanese Ships
xAKL Nichizui Maru, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
SS Snapper



xAKL Nichizui Maru is sighted by SS Snapper
SS Snapper launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Nichizui Maru

Snapper seems to score but the small transport isnīt really harmed it seems...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 79,74, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi

Allied Ships
PT-34
PT-35
PT-41, Shell hits 2, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
DD Yudachi engages PT-41 at 19,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-41 at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
DD Harusame engages PT-41 at 17,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-41 at 17,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-41 at 17,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages PT-41 at 17,000 yards
PT-41 sunk by DD Natsugumo at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Harusame engages PT-35 at 11,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-35 at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-35 at 8,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-35 at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-35 at 12,000 yards
DD Harusame engages PT-35 at 12,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-34 at 12,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages PT-35 at 12,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT-35 at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
CL Naka engages PT-35 at 15,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-35 at 15,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-34 at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-35 at 18,000 yards
DD Harusame engages PT-35 at 18,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages PT-34 at 18,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT-35 at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-34 at 20,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages PT-35 at 20,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT-35 at 20,000 yards
Task forces break off...

my PTs retreated to Iba where the enemy was already waiting...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 79,74, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi

Allied Ships
PT Q-111, Shell hits 1, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT Q-111 at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT Q-111 at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT Q-111 at 7,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages PT Q-111 at 7,000 yards
PT Q-111 sunk by DD Natsugumo at 7,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

my PTs are finished off now, not many left...

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Submarine attack near Quinhon at 70,71

Japanese Ships
xAKL Yagi Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon



xAKL Yagi Maru is sighted by SS Seadragon
SS Seadragon launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Yagi Maru

Seadragon has a full complement of not working wonder weapons...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near San Fernando at 79,73, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi

Allied Ships
MTB 7, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 11, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 12, Shell hits 2, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CL Naka engages MTB 12 at 15,000 yards
MTB 12 sunk by DD Harusame at 15,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 7 at 15,000 yards
orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 10,000 yards
MTB 7 sunk by DD Minegumo at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 11 at 6,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 11 at 6,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 11 at 6,000 yards
MTB 11 sunk by DD Natsugumo at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 10 at 8,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 10 at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 10 at 12,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 9 at 12,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 10 at 12,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 10 at 12,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages MTB 10 at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 9 at 16,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 10 at 16,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 10 at 16,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages MTB 10 at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 10 at 20,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 9 at 20,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 9 at 20,000 yards
Task forces break off...

the British PTs do miserable, they didnīt attack at all during the night and with reactions from both side they meet their doom...


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Submarine attack near Quinhon at 70,71

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hachirogata Maru, Shell hits 4

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon



xAKL Hachirogata Maru is sighted by SS Seadragon
SS Seadragon attacking xAKL Hachirogata Maru on the surface
Ferrall, W.E. decides to submerge SS Seadragon due to damage

bit of gunfire which is completely useless, no torps fired and no damage to the sub at all... if I will remember, then this skipper will be replaced as soon as Seadragon retired to her home port...

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Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet *

Tavoy? Why keep attacking Tavoy?


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 3
P-35A x 4
P-40B Warhawk x 10
P-40E Warhawk x 16


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-35A: 2 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27400 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27400 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27400 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27400
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27400 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27400 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27400
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes

we send our fighters into the Stratosphere and dive on the Zeroes... which doesnīt mean that we would shoot a single one down... how uber are those buggers really? Hopefully sweep works as well for me in 44 (wonīt be able to do something earlier anyway...)


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Siargao at 82,88

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Sarangami
xAKL Elcano, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Elcano

Betties from Palau on bomb runs... enough to sink a small cargo ship...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 52
G4M1 Betty x 25



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 6 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 28

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
11 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27400
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27400
Raid is overhead
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27400
Raid is overhead

Rainer has no problem at all to perfectly coordinate his attacks... nothing we can do against a 52 Zero escort...

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

most of his Zeroes do sweeps on extended range but this doesnīt decrease their performance at all...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 16
Ki-27b Nate x 17
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23



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



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 14



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



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 54

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

still not regularly bombing Singapore... thatīs fine with me...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Siargao at 82,88

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Dos Hermanos, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Dos Hermanos

and the second xAKL of this TF is sunk... the new loadout (compared to WITP) for the Betty works very welll against merchants as 6 bombs dropped is quite a load and alos the 60kg bombs can really harm a merchant...

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Sub attack near Iba at 77,70

Japanese Ships
xAK Yamabuki Maru
AS Nagoya Maru
xAK Holland Maru
xAKL Kokuei Maru
SC Ch 23

Allied Ships
SS Pickerel



SS Pickerel launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Yamabuki Maru
SC Ch 23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


no boom...

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Sub attack near Kompong Trach at 55,74

Japanese Ships
xAKL Nichizui Maru, on fire

Allied Ships
SS KX



SS KX launches 2 torpedoes

no hit...

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Sub attack near Aparri at 82,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryuzin Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
DD Kuri

Allied Ships
SS S-39



SS S-39 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Ryuzin Maru
S-39 bottoming out ....
DD Kuri fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

and a sunk xAK...

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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 19759 troops, 318 guns, 210 vehicles, Assault Value = 576

Defending force 5150 troops, 130 guns, 60 vehicles, Assault Value = 163

Japanese adjusted assault: 292

Allied adjusted defense: 309

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1486 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 77 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 80 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
384 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 38 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Assaulting units:
38th Division
66th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Hong Kong Fortress
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force

and Hong Kong still holds... will we manage to hold over two weeks as in real life? Doubtful but we will try...


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Ground combat at 51,76

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3712 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

Defending force 2194 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 73

Japanese adjusted assault: 110

Allied adjusted defense: 22

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
599 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 39 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
3rd ISF Base Force

the enemy is moving down the rail from Khota Baru, our troops are so shot up already that they arenīt able to move fast enough... none of them will reach Singapore... everything else will...

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Ground combat at Camiguin (84,72)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 487 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 20

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Camiguin !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
1st Sasebo SNLF Coy


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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 970 troops, 4 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Defending force 1532 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61



Assaulting units:
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion
106th RN Base Force

Defending units:
II./124th Infantry Bn /4


guess Kuching has a chance to hold back one enemy attack... if weīre lucky...


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quote:

ORIGINAL: bklooste

You got Sara. moving at 3 or 10 ? curious.



I had Sara moving at 10, which is 3 hexes. I think I either donīt understand your question or you think it could move either 3 or 10 hexes. Max speed after she was hit was 3 hexes, normal speed 1.

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over a week into hostilities but itīs not really getting better...


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 15, 41
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ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73

Japanese Ships
DMS W-3
AK Sasako Maru
xAK Awajisan Maru
DD Ayanami
PB Tatsumiya Maru
SC Ch 9

Allied Ships
SS O16



SS O16 is sighted by escort
O16 diving deep ....
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 9 fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

couple of escorts around and no attack run by our sub...

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ASW attack near Calayan at 82,69

Japanese Ships
AMc Choun Maru #7
xAK Chuko Maru
xAK Siraha Maru
xAK Tenzan Maru
xAK Takaoka Maru
xAK Kosei Maru
xAK Sydney Maru
PB Choun Maru #18

Allied Ships
SS Porpoise



SS Porpoise is sighted by escort
Porpoise diving deep ....
PB Choun Maru #18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

same here...

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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,69

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 4
xAK Oigawa Maru
xAK Brisbane Maru
PB Kyo Maru #13
SC Ch 17
SC Ch 16
SC Ch 12

Allied Ships
SS S-37



SS S-37 is sighted by escort
S-37 diving deep ....
PB Kyo Maru #13 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 17 fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub

and here...

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ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73

Japanese Ships
DD Yugao

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack



SS Skipjack is sighted by escort
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

also here... Rainer has to be happy with his escorts, they do quite well... theyīve not sunk something yet but one sub is heavily damaged and crippled, wonīt make it home...

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Pre-Invasion action off Kuching

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Takao
CL Tama
CL Yura
CL Jintsu
DD Michishio
DD Asashio


Allied ground losses:
65 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


CA Atago firing at Sarawak Force
CA Takao firing at Sarawak Force
CL Tama firing at Sarawak Force
CL Yura firing at Sarawak Force
CL Jintsu firing at 2/15 Punjab Battalion
DD Michishio firing at Sarawak Force
DD Asashio firing at Sarawak Force
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Amphibious Assault at Kuching

TF 5 troops unloading over beach at Kuching, 58,88

more troops coming ashore... bad news...

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Submarine attack near Samah at 68,65

Japanese Ships
xAK Ume Maru

Allied Ships
SS Spearfish



xAK Ume Maru is sighted by SS Spearfish
SS Spearfish launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Ume Maru

all torps missed... nice shooting...

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Sub attack near Calayan at 82,69

Japanese Ships
xAK Soyo Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Kuri

Allied Ships
SS S-39



SS S-39 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Soyo Maru
S-39 diving deep ....
DD Kuri fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

a kill!

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Submarine attack near Soc Trang at 56,74

Japanese Ships
xAK Johore Maru, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
SS KXIII



xAK Johore Maru is sighted by SS KXIII
SS KXIII launches 2 torpedoes

not sure about this one...

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Submarine attack near Samah at 69,64

Japanese Ships
xAK Ume Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon



xAK Ume Maru is sighted by SS Sturgeon
SS Sturgeon launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Ume Maru

again a miss...

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ASW attack near San Francisco at 209,87

Japanese Ships
SS I-175

Allied Ships
TK Gulfland
PC Reliance



SS I-175 is sighted by escort
PC Reliance fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

enemy sub near SF... Have got a lot of search ac in the air but they just donīt spot anything... couple this with a non existing replacement rate of Catalinas and you canīt even compensate your op losses, not to even speak about any combat losses... can this be real? Pfff.... we wonīt have fully equipped search squadrons until 45... but this is true for most of the fighter and bomber squadrons too if I want to equip them with something else than crap...


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Morning Air attack on Tenasserim BAF Battalion, at 54,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 19
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 14



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kuching at 58,88

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
Vildebeest III x 13


Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu, Bomb hits 2
CL Tama
CA Atago, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Vildebeest III bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vildebeest III bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

my Vildebeest are the best anti shipping weapon Iīve got (except my carrier based SBDs)... I had hoped to see Rainer moving in to Kuching without heavy cruisers but I was wrong unfortunately... but we score two penetrating hits on Jintsu, that donīt do reall damage it seems... transports alone with some PBs would have been in trouble, not when cruisers come along though... well done again Rainer...

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Morning Air attack on Tenasserim BAF Battalion, at 54,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29



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


Allied ground losses:
183 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kuching at 58,88

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes


Allied aircraft
Vildebeest III x 7


Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Takao
CL Tama
CA Atago



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Vildebeest III bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vildebeest III bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

losing a couple of biplanes, not good...



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Afternoon Air attack on 2/15 Punjab Battalion, at 58,88 (Kuching)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 22



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
95 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
22 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Kuching will fall...

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Sub attack near Soc Trang at 58,74

Japanese Ships
xAKL Nichizui Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KXIII



xAKL Nichizui Maru is sighted by SS KXIII
SS KXIII launches 2 torpedoes

small AK breaks into pieces... hopefully this will pay off over time... and hopefully every transport counts... havenīt got a single shot at a Japanese tanker so far though...

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Ground combat at Alor Star (49,73)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1865 troops, 2 guns, 172 vehicles, Assault Value = 220

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 108

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 108 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Alor Star !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
6th Tank Regiment

empty Alor Star is Japanese now...

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Ground combat at Lingayen (79,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1224 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 101

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 Lingayen !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: fatigue(-)



Assaulting units:
Kanno Detachment
2nd Tank Regiment

as is empty Lingayen...

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Ground combat at Attu Island (153,49)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 690 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 5

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Attu Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
5th JAAF AF Bn

and Attu...
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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 847 troops, 4 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Defending force 3429 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 114


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


Assaulting units:
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion
106th RN Base Force

Defending units:
II./124th Infantry Battalion
III./124th Infantry Bn /3
23rd JAAF AF Bn /4

no deliberate attack at Kuching today which is surprising... guess it will fall tomorrow...


CV Saratoga managed to get to LA without being attacked again, but she doesnīt look good. The ship is in a very bad state and wonīt be operational before summer 42... thatīs a real problem...




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 16, 41
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ASW attack near Samah at 72,71

Japanese Ships
CL Kinu, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
SC Ch 21
xAK Hukusei Maru
xAK Keisyo Maru
xAKL Jokuja Maru
SC Ch 23

Allied Ships
SS Pike



SS Pike launches 4 torpedoes at CL Kinu
Pike diving deep ....
SC Ch 23 attacking submerged sub ....
SS Pike eludes SC Ch 23 by diving deep
SC Ch 23 cannot reach attack position over SS Pike
SC Ch 23 cannot establish contact with SS Pike
SS Pike eludes ASW attack from SC Ch 23
SC Ch 23 fails to find sub, continues to search...

Escort abandons search for sub

CL Kinu was earlier reported hit by a S-class sub but we still find it escorting this transport TF so I guess the first hit was FOW... also this one doesnīt seem to have caused any significant damage...



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ASW attack near Takao at 83,65

Japanese Ships
DMS W-17
SC Ch 4
xAK Oigawa Maru
xAK Brisbane Maru
PB Kyo Maru #13
SC Ch 17
SC Ch 16
SC Ch 12

Allied Ships
SS Porpoise



SS Porpoise launches 4 torpedoes at DMS W-17
PB Kyo Maru #13 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 17 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 16 fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub

one of four subs that reacted into Takao...

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Submarine attack near Kota Bharu at 53,74

Japanese Ships
xAKL Matsutan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KX



xAKL Matsutan Maru is sighted by SS KX
SS KX launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Matsutan Maru

at least my subs near Manila and South of Saigon are doing good...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Vigan at 80,73, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Murasame, Shell hits 1
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-32
PT-33



Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 3% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
PT-33 engages CL Naka at 1,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-33 at 1,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-33 at 1,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT-33 at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-33 at 2,000 yards
DD Harusame engages PT-33 at 2,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages PT-33 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CL Naka engages PT-33 at 6,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-33 at 6,000 yards
DD Harusame engages PT-31 at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...

the PTs survive another round...

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Sub attack near Takao at 84,64

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 10
SC Ch 4
xAK Oigawa Maru
xAK Brisbane Maru
PB Kyo Maru #13
SC Ch 17
SC Ch 16
SC Ch 12

Allied Ships
SS Porpoise



SS Porpoise launches 4 torpedoes at SC Ch 10
Porpoise bottoming out ....
PB Kyo Maru #13 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 17 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 16 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

please stay out of base hexes...


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Night Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 27


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 8 damaged

Allied Ships
HDML 1062, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML 1063, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Port hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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

the enemy comes in at night and sinks two crap boats in port... what on earth am I expected to do with HDMLs? I honour all the exact OOB work but those ships are only there to get the enemy some victory points, they are of no use at all... Flak could have been much more effective IMO, considering the low attack alt...

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Night Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 27


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 14 damaged



Port hits 8
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

another night strike of a full daitai... the enemy gets nice numbers in his daitais, we have to deal with 3 and 5 plane airgroups... another thing that is surely correct and good OOB work but just kills any fun and increases micromanagement enormously as Iīm not just dealing with single pilots all the time, Iīm also moving around single ac all the time... to much for a game dealing with the scale of the Pacific war... why not going into detail of equipping single soldiers with guns? I would have preferred putting more work into more features and making existing ones work better than to make it so historical accurate OOB wise... but thatīs jsut me... Iīm sure moving around single bombers from Pearl Harbour to Brisbane is a wet dream for some history buffs...

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 136,98

Japanese Ships
DD Kisaragi
AMC Kongo Maru
DD Hayate
DD Oite
PB Kaiun Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tambor



SS Tambor launches 4 torpedoes at DD Kisaragi
Tambor bottoming out ....
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oite fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Groot Natoena at 58,79

Japanese Ships
CL Yura
DD Asashio
DD Arashio
DD Michishio
DD Oshio

Allied Ships
SS Stingray



SS Stingray is sighted by escort
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Michishio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oshio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Michishio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Oshio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Oshio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Oshio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Oshio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oshio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

itīs the escortsī turn...

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Submarine attack near Kodiak at 182,43

Japanese Ships
SS I-171

Allied Ships
xAKL Pacific, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



xAKL Pacific is sighted by SS I-171
SS I-171 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Pacific

and an empty xAKL is sunk near Kodiak... 3500 supplies reached the outpost... doubt the Japanese will move that far but who knows... not that I would care of...

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ASW attack near Samah at 68,65

Japanese Ships
DMS W-3
DD Shikinami
SC Ch 7
AK Sasako Maru
xAK Awajisan Maru
DD Ayanami
PB Tatsumiya Maru
SC Ch 9

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon, hits 1



SS Sturgeon launches 4 torpedoes at DMS W-3
Sturgeon diving deep ....
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 9 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 9 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 9 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

another time PLOINK and a near miss in return...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

wonder why those Zeroes sweep at 6000ft... an oversight that happened quite a couple of times already... not that it would matter, they would shoot up my Warhawks at 30.000ft anyway, no matter at what alt they fly...



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

follow on sweep on 20.000ft though...


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

the brave defenders of Hong Kong get visited by a IJNAAF sight seeing tour...

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 18



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

Allied Ships
xAK Tantalus, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Pecos, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AS Otus, Bomb hits 1, on fire


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


Port hits 4
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

have damaged ships at Manila and a (now not working anymore) AS for my subs...


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Morning Air attack on 108th/2 Base Force, at 51,65

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 19



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-51 Sonia x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 4 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 56 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

Rainer still doesnīt focus all air attacks on the ground units... amazing...

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 8



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Tenasserim BAF Battalion, at 54,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 14



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


Allied ground losses:
194 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 2
P-35A x 2
P-40B Warhawk x 9
P-40E Warhawk x 12


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-35A: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed



CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27400 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 27000.
Raid is overhead
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27400 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 27000.
Raid is overhead
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27400 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (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 27400
Raid is overhead
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27400
Raid is overhead
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (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 27400
Raid is overhead

what can I say, not a single Zero shot down, but we lose 5 fighters again... alt advantage and outnumbering them doesnīt help at all... the Zeros will probably keep up their 6-7:1 kill rate until I can field hundreds of Corsairs... not happening anytime soon...




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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2061 troops, 153 guns, 133 vehicles, Assault Value = 522

Defending force 4813 troops, 129 guns, 59 vehicles, Assault Value = 151


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


Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Hong Kong Fortress
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force


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Ground combat at Naga (81,81)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3673 troops, 36 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 419

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 114

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 114 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Naga !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
9th Infantry Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
Kimura Det


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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2716 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 114

Defending force 1208 troops, 8 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Japanese adjusted assault: 32

Allied adjusted defense: 3

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuching !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
1911 casualties reported
Squads: 80 destroyed, 77 disabled
Non Combat: 99 destroyed, 65 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (6 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
II./124th Infantry Battalion
III./124th Infantry Battalion
23rd JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion
106th RN Base Force

Kuching falls...





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Night Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 80,97, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro, Shell hits 1
CL Kiso
CL Oi
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Yamagumo

Allied Ships
AM Penguin, Shell hits 3, and is sunk



Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 0% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
AM Penguin sunk by CA Haguro at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

more of the strange spottings and reactions of TFs... wrong, just wrong... in the end this will be a major disaster for the Japanese as my subs are doing the same sh*t... I just donīt get what the devs think when subs and SC TFs react around to targets that get magically spotted during the night...

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Sub attack near Wake Island at 136,101

Japanese Ships
AMC Kinryu Maru
AMC Kongo Maru
DD Hayate
DD Oite
PB Kaiun Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tambor



SS Tambor launches 4 torpedoes at AMC Kinryu Maru
Tambor diving deep ....
DD Hayate fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Oite fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

we will see most of our torps fail to detonate during the next 18 months... but Iīm sure weīll also sink a hell a lot of ships with our subs...


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Submarine attack near Saigon at 60,73

Japanese Ships
xAKL Nittatsu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Stingray



xAKL Nittatsu Maru is sighted by SS Stingray
SS Stingray launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Nittatsu Maru

lone xAKL but the sub is helpless...


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Submarine attack near Saigon at 60,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Hokko Maru, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Stingray



xAK Hokko Maru is sighted by SS Stingray
SS Stingray attacking xAK Hokko Maru on the surface

but then Stingray attacks on the surface... what I donīt like once again is the fact that the sub reacted into Saigon... losing a sub to mines wouldnīt be surprising even though we donīt have ordered them to move into bases anyway on their patrol... but the reaction feature does itīs own... doubt that the AK is finished when disbanded into the shipyard... and would I be Rainer I would try to save every single ship...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
G3M2 Nell x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
AM Ballarat
AM Toowoomba



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

forgot my minesweeping TF but the Nells perform really bad... Singapore is open for sub replenishment again...


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 69



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 1
P-40B Warhawk x 8
P-40E Warhawk x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
19 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
14 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (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 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes

wow! We shot down a Zero...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15
Ki-27b Nate x 35
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 15



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
4 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 10000 feet
7 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 6000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (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 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes

will soon stand down everything that is left, which isnīt much anyway... no sense trying to fight the enemy here, too many UBER Zeroes around...

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-51 Sonia x 16



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 9 damaged



Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 7



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 6 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28
C5M2 Babs x 1



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on 108th/2 Base Force, at 51,65

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on 108th/2 Base Force, at 51,65

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 13
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 14



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Tenasserim BAF Battalion, at 54,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Iba at 74,73

Japanese Ships
APD Hagi, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Raizan Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII



SS KXVIII launches 4 torpedoes at APD Hagi
KXVIII diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection

finished an APD... good...


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2080 troops, 153 guns, 133 vehicles, Assault Value = 535

Defending force 4833 troops, 129 guns, 59 vehicles, Assault Value = 155


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


Assaulting units:
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Hong Kong Fortress
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force

another day when my Hong Kong fortress holds out... nice delay, hopefully the enemy division has suffered some losses so far and isnīt the needed reinforcement for the Philipines anymore, but I guess thatīs only wishful thinking...

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ASW attack near Hengchun at 83,67

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 15
SC Ch 18

Allied Ships
SS KXV



SS KXV is located by SC Ch 15
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub

seems like the enemy has formed some ASW TFs around Formosa... not much else around, will have to think about regrouping my subs elsewhere...


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ASW attack near Hengchun at 82,67

Japanese Ships
E Kiku
SC Ch 3

Allied Ships
SS Porpoise



SS Porpoise is located by E Kiku
Porpoise diving deep ....
E Kiku fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

even if the ASW TFs arenīt really effective, my subs arenīt either...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 78,75, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
PT-34
PT-35, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 9
MTB 10, Shell hits 1, and is sunk



Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
PT-35 engages DD Samidare at 2,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 10 at 2,000 yards
MTB 10 engages DD Harusame at 2,000 yards
MTB 10 sunk by DD Natsugumo at 2,000 yards
PT-35 sunk by DD Harusame at 2,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-34 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-34 at 5,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages PT-34 at 5,000 yards
Task forces break off...

the enemy is now hunting my PTs...

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Submarine attack near Gardner Island at 150,145

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68, hits 8, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DMS Hopkins
DMS Southard
DMS Elliot
DMS Long



SS RO-68 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS Hopkins
RO-68 diving deep ....
DMS Elliot fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS Long fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Long attacking submerged sub ....
DMS Long cannot reach attack position over SS RO-68
SS RO-68 eludes ASW attack from DMS Long
SS RO-68 forced to surface!
DMS Elliot firing on surfaced sub ....
DMS Long firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

Japanese sub fired a torp salvo and is sunk in return after being forced to surface it was shot to pieces... could be sub number 5 being sunk (4 by mines)...

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Submarine attack near Saigon at 60,71

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kashi Maru

Allied Ships
SS O19, hits 3



xAKL Kashi Maru is sighted by SS O19
SS O19 attacking xAKL Kashi Maru on the surface
Kolling, H.F.B. decides to submerge SS O19 due to damage

great idea to attack submerged (mostly a stupid idea in AE it seems)... the sub was hit three times by 8cm gunfire and had to withdraw with 19 flt damage...

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ASW attack near Balabac at 69,83

Japanese Ships
PB Kantori Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seal



SS Seal is sighted by escort
Seal diving deep ....
PB Kantori Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 79,74, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
PT-34, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
MTB 9



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
DD Samidare engages PT-34 at 19,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-34 at 19,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-34 at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
DD Harusame engages PT-34 at 17,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT-34 at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-34 at 14,000 yards
PT-34 sunk by DD Harusame at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 9 at 10,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 9 at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 9 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 9 at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 9 at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
Task forces break off...

not much left of my PT force... the PTs were the only surface assets to defend the Philipinese... theyīve probably sunk a DD and damaged a CL and thatīs it...

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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 14



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 6000 feet

Nates in the Philipinese? Replacing Zeroes perhaps?

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
G4M1 Betty x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
AS Otus, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Tantalus, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AO Pecos, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



Port hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Rainer spotted my remaining ships in port... losing the AS is a mess but Iīm in the process of withdrawing my subs around Formosa and the Philipinese anyway...

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15
Ki-27b Nate x 18
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 21



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Tantalus, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



Repair Shipyard hits 1
Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
13 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 108th/2 Base Force, at 51,65

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 19



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-51 Sonia x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 10 damaged



Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 56 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 7



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 108th/2 Base Force, at 51,65

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 14



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Sub attack near Wake Island at 136,98

Japanese Ships
xAK Shofuku Maru
PB Kohuku Maru

Allied Ships
SS Triton



SS Triton launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Shofuku Maru
Triton bottoming out ....
PB Kohuku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

two subs around Wake but itīs pretty much safe for the IJN...

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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 19138 troops, 318 guns, 210 vehicles, Assault Value = 556

Defending force 4821 troops, 129 guns, 58 vehicles, Assault Value = 161

Japanese adjusted assault: 418

Allied adjusted defense: 357

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
140 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
390 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Assaulting units:
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
66th Infantry Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Hong Kong Fortress
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force

and the Hong Kong defenders hold off the enemy once more... guess they wonīt last much longer though and we nearly do no damage anymore, only kills count anyway...

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Ground combat at Tavoy (54,60)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3949 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 151

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 84

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 84 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tavoy !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
112th Infantry Regiment
55th Cavalry Regiment


the enemy finally takes Tavoy and moves further South... havenīt spotted any enemy division in Malaya...

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ASW attack near Billiton at 53,92

Japanese Ships
SS I-159

Allied Ships
AM Toowoomba



SS I-159 is sighted by escort
I-159 bottoming out ....
AM Toowoomba fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

one of the rare events when one of our escorts prevents an enemy sub from attacking... itīs unbelievable how much I lack escorts... Iīm more or less using everything (except this HDML crap) for escort duty but probably 3 out of 4 TFs move around unescorted... will be happy 6 months for the IJN subs...


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Sub attack near Wake Island at 136,98

Japanese Ships
xAK Nikki Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
PB Kohuku Maru

Allied Ships
SS Triton

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



SS Triton launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Nikki Maru
PB Kohuku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

we finally score a hit near Wake, hopefully the ship wonīt make it as itīs a far way to a bigger port but the damage seems light...

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Sub attack near Puerto Princesa at 73,83

Japanese Ships
PB Kantori Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seal



SS Seal launches 4 torpedoes at PB Kantori Maru
Seal bottoming out ....
PB Kantori Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Puerto Princesa

Japanese Ships
PB Kantori Maru
PB Chosa Maru



PB Kantori Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Chosa Maru firing at enemy troops

next invasion...

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Amphibious Assault at Puerto Princesa

TF 87 troops unloading over beach at Puerto Princesa, 73,83

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Invasion Support action off Puerto Princesa

Japanese Ships
PB Kantori Maru
PB Chosa Maru

PB Kantori Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Chosa Maru firing at enemy troops

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ASW attack near Kuching at 60,86

Japanese Ships
PB Nako Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Sailfish



SS Sailfish is sighted by escort
Sailfish bottoming out ....
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Itbayat Island at 83,69

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 18
SC Ch 15

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 launches 4 torpedoes at SC Ch 18
S-36 diving deep ....
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 15 attacking submerged sub ....
SS S-36 eludes SC Ch 15 by diving deep
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

performance of my S-class subs is really depressing, I guess they have only sunk two or three ships so far...

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3
Ki-51 Sonia x 16



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 6 damaged


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


Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 56 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-44 Tojo x 4
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 1 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Takao at 84,64

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 10
SC Ch 11

Allied Ships
SS KXV



SS KXV is located by SC Ch 10
SC Ch 11 fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub

like Iīve said, only ASW TFs left around Formosa...

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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20202 troops, 321 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 551

Defending force 4520 troops, 129 guns, 58 vehicles, Assault Value = 142

Japanese adjusted assault: 223

Allied adjusted defense: 277

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
169 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
495 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Assaulting units:
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Hong Kong Fortress
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force

Rainer seems to become impatientely. After the failed attack yesterday he orders another one today which fails again. But he didnīt take any losses so it doesnīt hurt him anyway... Still amazing how lucky weīve been with the die rolls in Hong Kong to hold the town until this date...


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Ground combat at Iba (78,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1224 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

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 Iba !!!

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



Assaulting units:
Kanno Detachment

The enemy is moving on Clark...

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Ground combat at Taiping (49,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3632 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 122

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 122 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Taiping !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
42nd Infantry Regiment


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Sub attack near Wake Island at 136,98

Japanese Ships
xAK Nanman Maru, Torpedo hits 1
PB Kohuku Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tambor



SS Tambor launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Nanman Maru
Tambor bottoming out ....
PB Kohuku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

another AK is hit near Wake, probably in trouble...


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Sub attack near Wake Island at 136,98

Japanese Ships
xAK Nanman Maru
PB Kohuku Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tambor



SS Tambor launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Nanman Maru
Tambor bottoming out ....
PB Kohuku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

or not... another attack and the ship doesnīt show up as damaged at all...

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ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 65,78

Japanese Ships
PB Fuji Maru #4

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack



SS Skipjack is sighted by escort
Skipjack diving deep ....
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

guess we will have to focus on anti resource/oil - TFs soon as the invasion and supply convoys will soon drastically reduce in numbers... only chances left will be around Java and Southern Bormeo... IMO Rainer will have conquered everything within the next three months at the latest as the Allied just have nothing to put in the Japanese way...

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ASW attack near Kuching at 59,88

Japanese Ships
PB Nako Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Sculpin



SS Sculpin is sighted by escort
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Manado - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Tachikaze
DD Kamikaze
xAK Zuiko Maru
DD Nokaze



DD Tachikaze firing at Manado Base Force
DD Kamikaze firing at Manado Base Force
DD Nokaze fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Manado

TF 9 troops unloading over beach at Manado, 75,99

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Type 95 Light Tank dropped into water during unload of 8th Tank Rgt
Type 89A Medium Tank dropped into water during unload of 8th Tank Rgt
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 3rd JNAF AF Unit


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Pre-Invasion action off Davao

Japanese Ships
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kiso Maru
PB Kanko Maru


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


PB Nanpo Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kiso Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kanko Maru firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Davao

TF 19 troops unloading over beach at Davao, 79,91

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



10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /3
20 troops of a IJA HMG Squad accidentally lost during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /5
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /7

the losses during invasions has been so much toned down for AE that the Japanese can conquer the whole SRA and have all their troops more or less completely intact...

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Pre-Invasion action off Sorong

Japanese Ships
DD Namikaze
DD Hakaze
DD Minekaze


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


DD Namikaze firing at Sorong Det. Base Force
DD Hakaze firing at Sorong Det. Base Force
DD Minekaze firing at Sorong Det. Base Force
DD Namikaze firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Sorong

TF 192 troops unloading over beach at Sorong, 82,107

nothing around to defend New Guinea...

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Invasion Support action off Davao

Japanese Ships
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kiso Maru
PB Kanko Maru



PB Nanpo Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kiso Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kanko Maru firing at enemy troops


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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 32
Ki-27b Nate x 38
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 1
P-40B Warhawk x 7
P-40E Warhawk x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 2 destroyed
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged




Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 32400.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Raid is overhead
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Raid is overhead

the Zeroes did nothing and our fighters were able to get a shot at the Nates... this is Rainerīs first mistake, he shouldnīt use Nates in the frontline, but I guess he wants to use his Zeroes somewhere else already and there are nearly none of my fighters left in the Philipinese...


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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 32
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 17



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 3


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed


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


Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 15

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters to 2000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Raid is overhead

as soon as Zeroes show up our fighters are dead... just no sense fighting 80 exp pilots with 50 exp pilots (at best) in obsolete aircraft compared to the Zero... no matter at what altitude, the Zero is clearly superior to everything the Allied can put in the air until late 42... oh boy... unfortunetely tactics arenīt inplemented in AE...

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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 56 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 47
G4M1 Betty x 12



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
AS Holland, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

and we canīt count on flak either... Iīm still used to WITP Nikmod flak that could actually harm low incoming strikes but in AE weīre pretty much back to WITP stock flak values, which means pretty useless... on the other side, every flak kill counts as two kills in WITP as I guess the production numbers in AE will (hopefully) be lower... at the moment I doubt that they will be significantly lower though... time will tell...


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Afternoon Air attack on 3rd SSVF Battalion, at 49,79 (Kuala Lumpur)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 10
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 16



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 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 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AO Pecos, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


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


Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Burma Rifles Battalion, at 55,55 (Moulmein)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 12



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


Allied ground losses:
123 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 32
C5M2 Babs x 1



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

even if we would engage such a low alt sweep, we would get our heads handed over...


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Invasion Support action off Manado

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kumakawa Maru, Shell hits 1
DD Nokaze
APD Nadakaze
APD Shimakaze



75mm CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAKL Kumakawa Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Nokaze fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards
APD Nadakaze firing at enemy troops
APD Shimakaze firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Davao

Japanese Ships
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kiso Maru
PB Kanko Maru



PB Nanpo Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kiso Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kanko Maru firing at enemy troops



total losses looked good though today... a very small morale boost...






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RE: AE = Alpine Edition <-> Rainer79 vs. ranting... - 12/30/2009 3:40:06 PM   
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Invasion Support action off Manado

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kumakawa Maru, Shell hits 1
DD Nokaze
APD Nadakaze
APD Shimakaze



75mm CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAKL Kumakawa Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Nokaze fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards
APD Nadakaze firing at enemy troops
APD Shimakaze firing at enemy troops

I donīt know how it would look like if the enemy would engage major CD defenses but so far if there are a couple of 75mm up to 6 inch CD guns they do more or less nothing while firing a couple of shots at best and the rest of the guns isnīt engaging landing troops at all it seems (unlike WITP)...

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Invasion Support action off Davao

Japanese Ships
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kiso Maru
PB Kanko Maru



PB Nanpo Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kiso Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kanko Maru firing at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,132

Japanese Ships
SS RO-33

Allied Ships
AM Deloraine



SS RO-33 is sighted by escort
RO-33 diving deep ....
AM Deloraine fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Deloraine attacking submerged sub ....
AM Deloraine cannot reach attack position over SS RO-33
SS RO-33 eludes ASW attack from AM Deloraine
AM Deloraine fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

weīre bringing some reinforcements and supply to PM, one of our most important bases... unfortunately we have not really a lot to put there at the moment, it just takes too long to get things moving...


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ASW attack near Wake Island at 136,98

Japanese Ships
PB Kohuku Maru

Allied Ships
SS Triton



SS Triton is sighted by escort
Triton bottoming out ....
PB Kohuku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

it seems Rainer is pulling some of the troops heīs landed here out again...

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Invasion Support action off Manado

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Hino Maru #3
DD Nokaze



75mm CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Hino Maru #3 at 12,000 yards
DD Nokaze fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Davao

Japanese Ships
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kiso Maru
PB Kanko Maru



PB Nanpo Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kiso Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kanko Maru firing at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 66,74

Japanese Ships
PB Takunan Maru #8

Allied Ships
SS Shark



SS Shark launches 2 torpedoes at PB Takunan Maru #8
Shark diving deep ....
PB Takunan Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takunan Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Manado

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Daido Maru
DD Nokaze



75mm CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Daido Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Nokaze fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Davao

Japanese Ships
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kiso Maru
PB Kanko Maru



PB Nanpo Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kiso Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kanko Maru firing at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Hengchun at 82,67

Japanese Ships
E Kiku
SC Ch 3

Allied Ships
SS KXV



SS KXV is sighted by escort
KXV diving deep ....
E Kiku fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 3 fails to find sub and abandons search
E Kiku attacking submerged sub ....
E Kiku fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

more and more ASW TFs show up to engage our subs... will have to relocate...

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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 66,76

Japanese Ships
xAK Giyu Maru
PB Kantori Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seal



SS Seal launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Giyu Maru
PB Kantori Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

hit but no explosion... nothing new...


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Morning Air attack on Singapore Fortress, at 50,84 (Singapore)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

except two recon Buffalos thereīs nothing left in Singapore... no sense having everything shot to pieces when fighting the Japanese UBER airforce... kill rates of 6-7:1 make it unworthy to engage the enemy... even if our pilots in the 50s are crap, getting them killed and replaced with pilots in the 20s is even worse... and in late 44 the RAF will get two dozen Thunderbolts a month, perhaps we the 50s pilots are of use then...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 53 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 65



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 1
P-40B Warhawk x 6
P-40E Warhawk x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 3 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 65 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (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 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes

what can I say, thereīs nothing an Allied player can do against the Zeroes if the Japanese player isnīt making a mistake... in WITP you were at least partially able to hurt the Japanese, even without the Japanese player screwing something up, but in AE I canīt see any hope to punish the Japanese if they keep on going methodically... by now, I guess the Japanese are already producing three times more Oscars and Zeroes than I get "first line fighters" and if you add in the kill rate of Zeroes vs my "first line fighters" than I would only need 300 of them each month...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 30
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18
Ki-27b Nate x 19
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 18



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 5 damaged




Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 30

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

CAP engaged:
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Singapore Fortress, at 50,84 (Singapore)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed, 17 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking Singapore Fortress ...
Also attacking 2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking Singapore Fortress ...

attacking a ground unit at Singapore is the wrong target at the moment as it doesnīt prevent me from building up the forts... I donīt expect my forts reaching a higher level than 3 though...

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Morning Air attack on Penang Fortress, at 49,74 (Georgetown)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20
Ki-27b Nate x 15



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 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 Ships
xAK Tantalus, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



Repair Shipyard hits 3
Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 53
Buffalo I x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 2 destroyed



CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 23000.
Raid is overhead
No.243 Sqn RAF Det with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead

a probing sweep to Rangoon it seems, hopefully half a dozen Zeroe pilots havenīt returned... Rainer keeps doing the high alt sweeps as this works just fine with the Zeroes... weīve more or less operating at max alt now and the AVG is our best unit - needless to say... the aircraft losses show 9 Zeroes lost today, perhaps 5 or 6 pilots died... Iīm expecting to see 70-80 Zeroes on a sweep soon, which will mean that the AVG will be whiped out within two or three attacks for the loss of 20-25 Zeroes in total (with 15 pilots perhaps)...

Iīm not going to defend Burma, Iīm on full retreat and convoys are coming in to pick up the Burma division, the RAF HQ and at least three base forces... the rest, which is nothing but those crappy small units, will first stay at Rangoon and when the enemy closes in will be withdrawn North and perhaps moved overland to India (if the enemy isnīt faster than us)... am thinking about defending (and building up) Akyab and Cox Bazar... will be hard though if the Japanese keep Zeroes in Rangoon...





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Afternoon Air attack on Manado Base Force, at 75,99 (Manado)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 16



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged


Allied ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
16 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Iīm amazed that Rainer quite often orders those ground strikes against our "combat units" at his invasion sites as we canīt put up anything against his landed troops anyway, no matter with or without his ground strikes... the Betties donīt suffer op losses during these attacks on quite a distance so itīs probably just a good ground bomb training run...

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Invasion Support action off Manado

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Daido Maru, Shell hits 1
DD Nokaze



75mm CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Daido Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Nokaze fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Davao

Japanese Ships
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kiso Maru
PB Kanko Maru



PB Nanpo Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kiso Maru firing at enemy troops
PB Kanko Maru firing at enemy troops


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2085 troops, 153 guns, 133 vehicles, Assault Value = 562

Defending force 4234 troops, 127 guns, 58 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

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


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


Assaulting units:
38th Division
66th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Hong Kong Fortress
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force

14 days into the war and Hong Kong is still Allied... not far away from the 17 days HK held out in real life... this is where Betty attacks would make a difference...

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Ground combat at Atimonan (80,79)

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: 20

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Atimonan !!!

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



Assaulting units:
16th Recon Regiment


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Ground combat at 50,77

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3732 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Defending force 1584 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 57

Japanese adjusted assault: 25

Allied adjusted defense: 25

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
3rd ISF Base Force

the troops that were pushed out from Khota Baru are able to hold off one attack on the railway... surprisingly...


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Ground combat at Davao (79,91)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3846 troops, 32 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 154

Defending force 344 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 18

Japanese adjusted assault: 71

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 71 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Davao !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
351 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
1st /101st PA Battalion

wonder if the enemy will land more on Mindanao than just this rgt... in a week I will receive a PA division as reinforcement which should get up my assault value at Cagayan to around 200... but Mindanao isnīt important at all at this stage, I always preferred to bypass it completely and in AE this is even more an option as I canīt put any ac there because Iīve got none...

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Ground combat at Sorong (82,107)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 342 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Defending force 83 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 15

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sorong !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

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


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


Assaulting units:
1st Indpt SNLF Coy

Defending units:
Sorong Det. Base Force

no chance at Sorong...
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Ground combat at Puerto Princesa (73,83)

Japanese Deliberate attack

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

Defending force 141 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 7

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Puerto Princesa !!!

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


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


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd Sasebo SNLF Coy

Defending units:
2nd PI Base Force






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ASW attack near Feni Islands at 108,126

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei
CA Chikuma
CL Abukuma
DD Isokaze
DD Kasumi
DD Arare
DD Tanikaze
DD Hamakaze

Allied Ships
SS Tarpon, hits 4



SS Tarpon is sighted by escort
DD Kasumi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arare attacking submerged sub ....
DD Tanikaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kasumi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arare fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tanikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

this is near Rabaul... BB Hiei? This pretty much looks like the KBīs escort but we havenīt spotted any carriers (yet)... Even if it wouldnīt be KB, I donīt like to see any major IJN naval assets near Rabaul as this could indicate an attempt to attack PM... or itīs only the escort for the invasion of Rabaul...

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Sub attack near Wake Island at 132,101

Japanese Ships
xAK Nanman Maru
PB Hirotama Maru

Allied Ships
SS Triton



SS Triton launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Nanman Maru
Triton diving deep ....
PB Hirotama Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hirotama Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Hirotama Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

we keep firing torps at Nanman Maru but even 12 torps so far arenīt enough to sink this ship... in real life Iīm pretty sure it would have been enough to sink this merchant, even with the high dud rate, because in real life, less torps would have been fired at once and the hit rate was always FAR higher than in both WITP and AE... guess we will keep on firing...

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Amphibious Assault at Rabaul

TF 6 troops unloading over beach at Rabaul, 106,125

Japanese ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



75mm T94 Mtn Gun lost in surf during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of 15th Base Force /1
8 Naval Support troops lost in surf during unload of 15th Base Force /1
8 Engineers lost overboard during unload of 15th Base Force
8 Naval Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 15th Base Force /3
8 Engineers lost overboard during unload of 15th Base Force /3
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /2
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /3
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /4

Rabaul was evacuated and the troops were brought to Port Moresby... if he sends only this rgt to PM then we will probably have a good chance to hold...

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Invasion Support action off Manado

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Daido Maru, Shell hits 1
DD Nokaze



75mm CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Daido Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Nokaze fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards


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Submarine attack near Newcastle at 95,171

Japanese Ships
SS I-17

Allied Ships
xAK Lewis Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



xAK Lewis Luckenbach is sighted by SS I-17
SS I-17 launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Lewis Luckenbach

guess this was an AK I could have converted to an AE? got no escorts available, therfore this TF is moving unescorted... not much chances, either not moving out of port or mostly moving unescorted...


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 68
Ki-27b Nate x 19



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 1
P-40B Warhawk x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
11 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
17 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 6000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 29000.
Raid is overhead
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (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 29000
Raid is overhead
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (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 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes

another sweep with nearly 70 Zeroes... what can I do to stop them... canīt say Rainer has any problems coordinating his attacks, everything works just fine...


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 33
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23
Ki-27b Nate x 18
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 7 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 7
Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
18 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 6000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Raid is overhead
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Raid is overhead

our fighters in the air were dead meat once again...

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-44 Tojo x 4
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 5
Ki-51 Sonia x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 7 damaged


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


Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 19



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



Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
G4M1 Betty x 12



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 6 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Tantalus, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AO Pecos, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 33
C5M2 Babs x 1
Ki-27b Nate x 18



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
18 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 6000 feet



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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 14
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 16



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
115 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb


8th Indian is moving to Singapore...

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Afternoon Air attack on Manado Base Force, at 75,99 (Manado)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
22 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Pre-Invasion action off Ternate

Japanese Ships
PB Kure Maru #5



PB Kure Maru #5 firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Ternate

TF 107 troops unloading over beach at Ternate, 78,102





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Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 944 troops, 0 guns, 144 vehicles, Assault Value = 85

Defending force 1599 troops, 2 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

Japanese adjusted assault: 40

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manado !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
929 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 46 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
8th Tank Regiment
3rd JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
Manado Garrison Battalion
Manado Base Force


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20462 troops, 321 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 577

Defending force 4216 troops, 126 guns, 58 vehicles, Assault Value = 130

Japanese adjusted assault: 443

Allied adjusted defense: 133

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Hong Kong !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
211 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
7313 casualties reported
Squads: 397 destroyed, 61 disabled
Non Combat: 418 destroyed, 104 disabled
Engineers: 32 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 255 (249 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 113 (112 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units destroyed 5


Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Hong Kong Fortress
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force

Hong Kong finally surrenders... nearly achieved historical performance, surrendering one day earlier than real life... not bad...

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Ground combat at 50,77

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3688 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 124

Defending force 1398 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Japanese adjusted assault: 100

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 10 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
545 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Units retreated 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
3rd ISF Base Force




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RE: AE = Alpine Edition <-> Rainer79 vs. ranting... - 12/30/2009 5:24:25 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 23, 41
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Invasion Support action off Ternate

Japanese Ships
PB Kure Maru #5

PB Kure Maru #5 firing at enemy troops

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TF 345 encounters mine field at Cam Ranh Bay (64,72)

Allied Ships
SS Saury, Mine hits 1

and here we go... this is what Iīve described earlier and what I donīt want to see at all... Saury, who had itīs patrol zone nearly a dozen hexes away of Cam Ran Bay reacted and reacted until it ended up in the base hex, promptly hitting a mine... the sub will get away as the IJN mine is more of a handgrenade but there was also a lot of luck involved... just donīt want to see my subs reacting into ports but I canīt prevent them from doing so...

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Submarine attack near Lord Howe Island at 98,172

Japanese Ships
SS I-17

Allied Ships
xAK Hauraki, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

xAK Hauraki is sighted by SS I-17
SS I-17 launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Hauraki

damn I-17...

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Sub attack near Sangi at 76,97

Japanese Ships
DD Kamikaze, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Nanrei Maru
DD Nokaze
DD Tachikaze

Allied Ships
SS KXVII



SS KXVII launches 4 torpedoes at DD Kamikaze
DD Nokaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Tachikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nokaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tachikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

but we strike back and hit a nice target... heard the sound of a sinking ship so I guess the DD broke apart...

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Invasion Support action off Ternate

Japanese Ships
PB Kure Maru #5

PB Kure Maru #5 firing at enemy troops

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Amphibious Assault at Busuanga

TF 149 troops unloading over beach at Busuanga, 77,80

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Pre-Invasion action off Ocean Island

Japanese Ships
DD Yunagi
DD Asanagi



DD Yunagi firing at Heron Det.
DD Asanagi firing at Heron Det.
DD Yunagi firing at enemy troops
DD Asanagi firing at enemy troops

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Amphibious Assault at Ocean Island

TF 184 troops unloading over beach at Ocean Island, 130,130

am amazed that Rainer is mopping up completely unimportant atolls already... there are more juicy targets around...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,99, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CL Kiso
CL Oi
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Yamagumo

Allied Ships
xAK Nanning, Shell hits 20, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAK Nanning at 19,000 yards
CL Kiso engages xAK Nanning at 19,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages xAK Nanning at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
CA Haguro engages xAK Nanning at 17,000 yards
CL Oi engages xAK Nanning at 17,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages xAK Nanning at 17,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAK Nanning at 17,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAK Nanning at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CA Haguro engages xAK Nanning at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAK Nanning at 10,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAK Nanning at 10,000 yards
CL Oi engages xAK Nanning at 10,000 yards
CL Kiso engages xAK Nanning at 10,000 yards
xAK Nanning sunk by DD Kuroshio at 10,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

guess there are only two or three transports left in the SRA that were helplessly moved around by the "flee from enemy routine"...

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ASW attack near Horn Island at 93,130

Japanese Ships
SS RO-33

Allied Ships
AVD Childs
xAP Rochambeau
AM Quail



SS RO-33 is sighted by escort
AM Quail fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

sub missed, TF for PM...


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Invasion Support action off Ternate

Japanese Ships
PB Kure Maru #5

PB Kure Maru #5 firing at enemy troops

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Sub attack near Quinhon at 66,70

Japanese Ships
xAK Meiyo Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Shark



SS Shark launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Meiyo Maru
Sub escapes detection

this one is a kill...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 1


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (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 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes

a remaining Warhawk acted as a training target for the Zeroes...

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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



No Japanese losses


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet


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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23
G4M1 Betty x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
AO Pecos, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Tantalus, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage



Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

the last ships are sinking in the Philipinese... homeport for my subs have been reset to Singapore and Soerabaja already...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15
Ki-27b Nate x 19
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 9 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
AS Holland, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage


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


Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 17
Port hits 7
Port fuel hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

also the AS at Clarkfield is history... should have tried to move them out but they would have caught by the UBER surface combat TFs anyway...

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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22


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


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


Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on Port Blair RN Det , at 46,58 (Port Blair)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 12



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 24000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 30
B5N2 Kate x 26
D3A1 Val x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Fiona, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Matthew Flinders, Bomb hits 8, and is sunk
xAKL Coolana, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL James Cook, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Burwah, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x D3A1 Val diving from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D3A1 Val diving from 10000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Coolana caught transferring cargo ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Matthew Flinders
Burwah caught transferring cargo ...

my mistake! I should have known better when we spotted BB Hiei, KB is in the area... This TF has brought supplies to PM and has nearly completed unloading... not a major target but I hate losing ships, no matter if Queen Mary or just a couple of xAKLs... nothing we can do against such a hit rate... when KB is operating near PM then I donīt doubt that this is the next target... hey, weīre already 16 days into the war, why not invading PM soon? Heck, I knew I should have trust the guys that said AE is really slowing down the pace of advance... lol, what a joke, itīs as fast as in WITP, if not faster due to the Japanese knowing that the Allied canīt do anything anyway...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28
B5N2 Kate x 25



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AM Deloraine, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Koolama, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
25 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

also the second TF that has brought troops and supplies to PM is history...

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Sub attack near Lord Howe Island at 102,172

Japanese Ships
SS I-17

Allied Ships
xAK Michael Goulandris, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


SS I-17 launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Michael Goulandris

damn bugger is following my TF and I canīt do anything against it, changed direction twice already... guess the f*cking sub will sink my AKs as long as it carries torps...

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Sub attack near Malden Island at 172,151

Japanese Ships
SS I-16

Allied Ships
AG Argonne, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
AM Grebe



SS I-16 launches 6 torpedoes at AG Argonne
I-16 diving deep ....
AM Grebe fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Grebe attacking submerged sub ....
AM Grebe cannot reach attack position over SS I-16

AM Grebe fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

another AK history...

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Amphibious Assault at Amchitka Island

TF 2 troops unloading over beach at Amchitka Island, 158,52

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



17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 8th Garrison Unit
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 8th Garrison Unit
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 8th Garrison Unit /3

Rainer moves further East in the Aleutans... he can move to Anchorage and I wouldnīt care...

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Invasion Support action off Ternate

Japanese Ships
PB Kure Maru #5


PB Kure Maru #5 firing at enemy troops

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Ground combat at Rabaul (106,125)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3971 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 165

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 29

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 29 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Rabaul !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: fatigue(-)



Assaulting units:
144th Infantry Regiment
15th Base Force

empty Rabaul falls...

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Ground combat at Ternate (78,102)

Japanese Deliberate attack

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

Defending force 88 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 38

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 38 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ternate !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

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


Allied ground losses:
154 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
I./4th Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
Ternate Det. Base Force


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Ground combat at Port Blair (46,58)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 102 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

Defending force 211 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Japanese adjusted assault: 6

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Port Blair !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
391 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
1st Raiding Rgt /1

Defending units:
Port Blair RN Det


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Ground combat at Ocean Island (130,130)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1468 troops, 13 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 82 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 24

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ocean Island !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
122 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
61st Nav Gd /2

Defending units:
Heron Det.




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 24, 41
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TF 109 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-19
DMS W-18
DMS W-17
DMS W-16
DMS W-15
DMS W-12
DMS W-11
DMS W-10
DMS W-9



247 mines cleared

preparation work for moving out the victorious troops at Hong Kong it seems...

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Submarine attack near San Luis Obispo at 218,82

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
xAK Panaman, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage



xAK Panaman is sighted by SS I-19
SS I-19 launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Panaman

canīt await 43 when I will have enough escorts for my convoys... then it will be payback time... guess during the course of the war I will lose two merchants for every IJN sub I will sink... more wouldnīt be good, the less the better...

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Submarine attack near Tourane at 67,67

Japanese Ships
xAK Meiyo Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Shark



xAK Meiyo Maru is sighted by SS Shark
SS Shark launches 2 torpedoes

mmmm....

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Amphibious Assault at Morotai

TF 131 troops unloading over beach at Morotai, 80,101


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TF 109 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-19
DMS W-18
DMS W-17
DMS W-16
DMS W-15
DMS W-12
DMS W-11
DMS W-10
DMS W-9



75 mines cleared

two days and no mine will be left...


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Submarine attack near Tourane at 68,66

Japanese Ships
xAK Meiyo Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon



xAK Meiyo Maru is sighted by SS Seadragon
SS Seadragon launches 4 torpedoes

Shark missed and Seadragon canīt score either on the heavily damaged ship...

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ASW attack near Hengchun at 85,68

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

Allied Ships
SS Perch



SS Perch is located by PB Suyozai 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 attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

one of the ASW TFs in this area... I guess the risk of meeting ASW TFs is acceptable as long as we donīt encounter pure DD ASW TFs...

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ASW attack near Christmas Island at 172,143

Japanese Ships
SS I-16

Allied Ships
AM Grebe



SS I-16 is sighted by escort
I-16 diving deep ....
AM Grebe fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

the AK that moved supplies to Christmas was lost (after unloading luckily) and the AM is now retiring to Pearl...

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Sub attack near Groot Natoena at 60,84

Japanese Ships
xAKL Haguro Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAKL Kaishi Maru
PB Nako Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Sculpin



SS Sculpin launches 8 torpedoes at xAKL Haguro Maru
Sculpin diving deep ....
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Sculpin scores... would like to see a Japanese merchant sunk every day for the next two months... will be hard to achieve...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (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 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (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 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Raid is overhead

zzz...

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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
G4M1 Betty x 14



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
AS Canopus, Bomb hits 1



Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 50 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 18
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17



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



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 16000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 35



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

Allied Ships
AS Canopus, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage



Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

weīre still able to build forts at Clark field and Manila but Iīm not sure we will ever reach 3, currently being around 2 (25%)...


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Amphibious Assault at Adak Island

TF 158 troops unloading over beach at Adak Island, 162,52

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


75mm Infantry Gun dropped into water during unload of I./33rd Inf Regt
20 troops of a IJA HMG Squad lost in surf during unload of I./33rd Inf Regt

shouldnīt invasions in winter around Alaska be deadly? The Japanese invasion bonus seems to be also enabled against Alaskan Winter...

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Ground combat at Sidate (75,100)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 944 troops, 0 guns, 144 vehicles, Assault Value = 81

Defending force 900 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Japanese adjusted assault: 38

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sidate !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
449 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
8th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
Manado Garrison Battalion
Manado Base Force

it took the Japanese Tank regiment only a couple of days to move out of Menado to kick our retreating troops on hex further... why the TK rgt is following us is beyond me though...

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Ground combat at Amchitka Island (158,52)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3133 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 119

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 106

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 106 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Amchitka Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
8th Garrison Unit


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Ground combat at Lucena (79,79)

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: 37

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 37 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lucena !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(+)



Assaulting units:
16th Recon Regiment


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Ground combat at Busuanga (77,80)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 315 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 5

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Busuanga !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
4th JNAF Coy


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Ground combat at Georgetown (49,74)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1468 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 346 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 28

Allied adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 14 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Georgetown !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
888 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 65 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
91st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Penang Fortress


static unit at Georgetown surrenders...



and hereīs the bad news of the day... like Iīve already feared, the enemy is clearly moving on Port Moresby... heck, what were the guys smoking when they said also the Japanese advance will be slowed down by the new "features" of AE? And what was the guy smoking that said AE would be the ALLIED Edition? lol, nothing more to say I guess...







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RE: AE = Alpine Edition <-> Rainer79 vs. ranting... - 12/30/2009 5:54:17 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 25, 41
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ASW attack near Takao at 84,64

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-15
SC CHa-11

Allied Ships
SS KXV



SS KXV is sighted by escort
SC CHa-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

another ASW TF...

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ASW attack near Hengchun at 85,68

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

Allied Ships
SS O20



SS O20 is located by PB Seki Maru #3
O20 diving deep ....
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub

same here, but those TFs are really useless and it seems there are no transport TFs around anymore...

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Submarine attack near Morotai at 80,101

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kashiwa Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXVI



xAKL Kashiwa Maru is sighted by SS KXVI
SS KXVI launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Kashiwa Maru

non-defective torps seem to miss too often... firing only two torps at a merchant results in a miss nearly 50% of the time in WITP and AE...

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Submarine attack near Norfolk Island at 111,172

Japanese Ships
SS I-25

Allied Ships
xAK Andrea Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage



xAK Andrea Luckenbach is sighted by SS I-25
SS I-25 launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Andrea Luckenbach

my AK TF that left Brisbane for LA is under constant sub attack... Iīm changing direction daily but this just doesnīt help with the react feature of the subs... means that I will lose all ships in this TF if there are enough subs around... pff... guess this was even one of the precious AKs I wanted to upgrade to an AE... grrrrrr...........


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Submarine attack near Morotai at 80,101

Japanese Ships
xAKL Fukkai Maru, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KXVI



xAKL Fukkai Maru is sighted by SS KXVI
SS KXVI attacking xAKL Fukkai Maru on the surface

two torp salvoes and some gunfire to kill this small transport...

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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,125

Japanese Ships
DD Akikaze
xAK Shinwa Maru
xAK Kogyoku Maru
DD Yakaze

Allied Ships
SS Sealion, hits 2



SS Sealion launches 4 torpedoes at DD Akikaze
Sealion bottoming out ....
DD Yakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

two near misses, no mines at Rabaul yet... sub reacted...


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Submarine attack near Ontong Java at 114,128

Japanese Ships
xAKL Katsuragisan Maru, Shell hits 56, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Thresher, hits 3

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



xAKL Katsuragisan Maru is sighted by SS Thresher
SS Thresher attacking xAKL Katsuragisan Maru on the surface
SS Thresher low on gun ammo, Lawson E. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

wow, now that was a shootout... the small transport was pumped full with cal.50 MG fire and more than a dozen 3 inch shells... not one torp was fired but I guess the transport should sink... Thresher isnīt damaged so I guess this is FOW...

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Submarine attack near Morotai at 80,101

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kashiwa Maru

Allied Ships
SS KVIII


xAKL Kashiwa Maru is sighted by SS KVIII
SS KVIII attacking on the surface
Caspers, J.W. decides to submerge SS KVIII due to damage

the torps missed (again) and then the sub submerges due to damage that isnīt existing... great... the skipper must have been drunk...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

good to see the Zeroes are still in the Philipinese...

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 19



No Japanese losses


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 6000 feet


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
G4M1 Betty x 15



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Tantalus, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk



Port hits 9
Port supply hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet


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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23



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


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


Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

not enough damage to prevent us from building up the forts but there arenīt really a lot of engineers in the Philipinese so it really is going on sloooowly...


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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 62,78

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kaika Maru
xAKL Kaishi Maru
PB Nako Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Sailfish



SS Sailfish launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Kaika Maru
Sailfish diving deep ....
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


PLOINK...

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Ground combat at Morotai (80,101)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 402 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 5

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Morotai !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
Bandasan SNLF


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Ground combat at Beaufort (66,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 486 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

Defending force 262 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 17

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Beaufort !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
72 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
107th RN Base Force



the enemy is moving on PM, I donīt have any doubts about this anymore... Iīve got the troops at PM that start there and everything that was at Rabaul, plus a base force that was moved in... hopefully only the rgt that landed at Rabaul is moving in, if itīs more that is coming in than Iīm screwed... with KB flying ground attacks, the rgt would be enough anyway... with the enemy not being slowed down in AE at all (heck, who really notices a slow down of the Japanese movement??) I am absolutely caught with my pants down. I wanted to build up PM as much as possible and have 600 assault points there, Iīve even moved a British division into the region but it would still be two weeks out, just not possible to move faster. Same goes for my reinforcements that are coming from Australia, I didnīt concentrate on moving everything possible to PM from day one on (due to the thought AE really would slow down something) so Iīm lost here now... but Iīve learned for my next PBEM (no matter if Allied or Japanese), if you want to defend PM you have to move everything you can within the first week of the war, otherwise youīre screwed...

slowing down the pace... lol...


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 26, 41
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ASW attack near Laoag at 80,72

Japanese Ships
xAKL Ichiyo Maru
SC CHa-24

Allied Ships
SS KXV



SS KXV is sighted by escort
KXV diving deep ....
SC CHa-24 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

another unsuccesful engagement of one of our subs with functioning torps...

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Submarine attack near Ontong Java at 114,131

Japanese Ships
xAKL Tateyama Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tautog



xAKL Tateyama Maru is sighted by SS Tautog
SS Tautog launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Tateyama Maru

these torps failed to ignite...

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Submarine attack near Norfolk Island at 116,175

Japanese Ships
SS I-25

Allied Ships
xAK Oakbank, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage



xAK Oakbank is sighted by SS I-25
SS I-25 attacking xAK Oakbank on the surface

something IJN subs donīt experience... more ships of my AK TF going out from Brisbane are sunk... yes, changed direction yesterday once again... only thing that would help against the new react-feature would be to scatter the ships into single ship TFs...

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Pre-Invasion action off Ambon

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Baikal Maru, Shell hits 1
AV Sanuki Maru
CM Itsukushima
APD Tade

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


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


150mm CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAP Baikal Maru at 12,000 yards
CM Itsukushima fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
APD Tade firing at enemy troops

perhaps I should intervene with the Ambon invasion... got some surface assets in the area, but the IJN CVLs are also nearby and two dozen Kates are easily able to kill off any capitol ships...

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Amphibious Assault at Ambon

TF 89 troops unloading over beach at Ambon, 76,109

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Sasebo 1st SNLF


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Amphibious Assault at Boela

TF 243 troops unloading over beach at Boela, 80,110


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Sub attack near Kavieng at 107,121

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryunan Maru
xAK China Maru
PB Tama Maru #8

Allied Ships
SS Pompano



SS Pompano launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Ryunan Maru
Pompano diving deep ....
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Tama Maru #8 cannot establish contact with SS Pompano
PB Tama Maru #8 loses contact with SS Pompano
PB Tama Maru #8 cannot reach attack position over SS Pompano
PB Tama Maru #8 cannot establish contact with SS Pompano
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

those torps missed... weīre far away from sinking a merchant every day...

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Invasion Support action off Ambon

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CM Itsukushima, Shell hits 2
AV Sanuki Maru
APD Tade


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


150mm CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging CM Itsukushima at 12,000 yards
CM Itsukushima fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
APD Tade firing at enemy guns
150mm CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging APD Tade at 2,000 yards

and coast defenses are pretty much teethless too... 4x150mm and half a dozen 75mm CD guns canīt do much... this is one of our bases that has a "real" coast defense when you leave Singapore and Bataan aside... but I guess Singers, Bataan and Pearl Harbour are the only ones that can really harm the enemy... and Singapore and Bataan will be gone in a couple of weeks/months wihtout having shot a single shell at enemy shipping...

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Sub attack near Rekata Bay at 114,133

Japanese Ships
xAKL Tateyama Maru

Allied Ships
SS Thresher



SS Thresher launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Tateyama Maru

hit but no boom...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

would be nice to see some op losses but none show up in my aircraft loss list... no idea how accurate it is anyway, the combat reports are completely useless when it comes down to losses... wonder why because they donīt even reflect what you can see during the replay, which is wrong IMO... FOW yes, but you should see the same losses in the report as in the replay, itīs only divided by two or three anyway all the time... just like the great FOW in WITP when destroyed ac on the ground always were divided by two...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Clark Field at 79,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G4M1 Betty x 5



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Yat Shing, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

Yat Shing caught transferring cargo ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Yat Shing

for what reason ever this xAKL stopped unloading at 500 tons even though Iīve set it to unload for at least four times... oh well...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 53 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Tarakan , at 67,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



No Japanese losses


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

no Dutch fighters here... they will die soon enough anyway, I expect the Zeros achieve a 15:1 kill rate... so the Dutch fighter force will be whiped out for the loss of two Zeroes and one Zero pilot will probably survive...

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Morning Air attack on Asiatic Fleet , at 79,77 (Manila)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 10
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 18



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



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 51st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Asiatic Fleet ...

no idea why ground attacks, airfield attacks would be better IMO...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18
Ki-27b Nate x 9



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


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


Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Training flight from 24th PG/20th PS has been caught up in attack

have set all my remaining fighters (only a couple of them left) to training and one was damaged in this raid... not even this shows up in the combat report... when you see two dozen damaged aircraft in the replay, they donīt show up in the report, which makes it even more important to watch each replay carefully... donīt get it why the cr was cut down completely, making it more or less useless... with the replay and the loss list though you can get a good picture of what really happened it seems...

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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
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 14
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 51



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



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 16000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 16000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
29 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 16000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 16000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

bad weather, high alt makes a very poor hit rate... flak is more or less useless though against bombes coming in that high... but such attacks canīt prevent us from further building up the forts... Iīve also replaced the leader of our command HQ in Singapore (has cost me 150pp ) so weīll see if it will help (doubt it). If we could get the forts to five (doubt it) then the nearly 1200 av at Singapore could do some damage. Weīve got more than enough supplies it seems to fight a prolonged fight and if the enemy bombers come in lower to actually do some damage then perhaps our flak will start to score... Iīve rebuilt all units that were able to rebuild, perhaps this increases our combat ability...

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 19



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



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 16000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

no hits at all at extended range... amazing that not all bombers are coming from bases in Malaya yet...

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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 14


Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 54
Buffalo I x 22


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

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (3 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (6 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 30000 and 32400.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (6 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes

most of the Oscars were split from the bombers they were tasked to escort, so this turned out to be something like a sweep... the 1:1 losses are completely BS again (I reall hate that as you have to start taking more and more notes if you want to do an AAR ) as weīve took out 3 Oscars over the base while damaging at least half a dozen more (Oscar on fire, etc...) this was clearly a small victory for us... waiting for the massed Zero sweep at 20.000ft+...

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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 36
Buffalo I x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed complete BS...




CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (10 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (11 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (3 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes

and here are the bombers that should have had a 36 Oscar escort... not one bomber survived and half a dozen high experienced crews died... the cr is absolutely wrong again...overall a clear victory in the air today... due to me doing the UBER Sir Robin with my airforce (except the Dutch and the fighters in the Philipines that canīt move out) and due to the low damaged done to my airforce on Hawai the overall airlosses donīt look to bad compared to the Japanese... but this will change as soon as we have to make a stand and throw in the flying crap we have...




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Submarine attack near Rekata Bay at 114,133

Japanese Ships
xAKL Tsuneshima Maru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
SS Thresher

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



xAKL Tsuneshima Maru is sighted by SS Thresher
SS Thresher attacking xAKL Tsuneshima Maru on the surface
SS Thresher low on gun ammo, Lawson E. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

breaking off due to low gun ammo is great if you havenīt fired a single torp... one shot and submerge... damn the cowardly skipper...

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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 65,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Hiyoshi Maru
PB Ginyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sailfish



SS Sailfish launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Hiyoshi Maru
PB Ginyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Sailfish fired but the torps failed to explode...


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Naval bombardment of Ambon at 76,109

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro
CA Myoko
CL Oi
CL Kiso



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4
Port hits 3
Port supply hits 2

CA Haguro firing at Ambon
CA Myoko firing at Ambon
CL Oi firing at Ambon
CL Kiso firing at Ambon

quite a support force for the Ambon invasion... Rainer seems to know that Ambonīs defender have quite some CD guns... hindsight?

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Sub attack near Kavieng at 108,118

Japanese Ships
PB Toshi Maru #3
xAK China Maru
PB Tama Maru #8

Allied Ships
SS Sealion



SS Sealion launches 4 torpedoes at PB Toshi Maru #3
Sealion diving deep ....
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

unsuccesful day for the submarine force again...

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Invasion Support action off Ambon

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Baikal Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire
AV Sanuki Maru
CM Itsukushima
APD Tade



150mm CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAP Baikal Maru at 12,000 yards
CM Itsukushima fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
APD Tade firing at enemy troops

3 big shells hits donīt really touch the big troop ship...

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Ground combat at Adak Island (162,52)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 596 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 13

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Adak Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: disruption(-)



Assaulting units:
I./33rd Inf Regt


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Ground combat at Cabanatuan (80,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 600 troops, 0 guns, 90 vehicles, Assault Value = 136

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 55

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 55 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Cabanatuan !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
Tanaka Detachment
7th Tank Regiment


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 359 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Defending force 1462 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59



Assaulting units:
Molukken Garrison Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion
Ambon Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 1st SNLF /3







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thereīs no doubt the Japanese will invade Port Moresby on the 27th Dec, 20 days after outbrake of the war... slow pace...




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 27, 41
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ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kaishi Maru
PB Nako Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Shark



SS Shark is sighted by escort
Shark diving deep ....
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

no matter if the escort attacks first, the torps would miss or fail to ignite probably anyway...


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Naval bombardment of Ambon at 76,109

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro
CA Myoko
CL Oi
CL Kiso


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


Runway hits 4
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1

CA Haguro firing at Ambon
CA Myoko firing at Ambon
CL Oi firing at Ambon
CL Kiso firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion


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Amphibious Assault at Tawi Tawi

TF 12 troops unloading over beach at Tawi Tawi, 72,90


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Submarine attack near Auki at 114,135

Japanese Ships
xAKL Tsuneshima Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Thresher

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



xAKL Tsuneshima Maru is sighted by SS Thresher
SS Thresher launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Tsuneshima Maru

but this xAKL should be dead... looks like this TF is moving on Tulagi...

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Submarine attack near Auki at 114,135

Japanese Ships
xAKL Tateyama Maru, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon

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



xAKL Tateyama Maru is sighted by SS Gudgeon
SS Gudgeon attacking on the surface

and two of our subs have been reacting to this TF for at least three turns already... subs really stick on enemy convoys, no matter what weather and no matter how the visibility looks like... in this case it was a mistake not to have an escort in the TF, two ships sunk, none left it seems (or the subs lost contact during the day)...

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TF 8 encounters mine field at Port Moresby (98,130) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DMS Taneko
xAK Yokohama Maru, Mine hits 1, heavy fires

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



Rabaul Det. Base Force firing at DMS Taneko
1 mine cleared

I had only time for one minelaying mission with a CM and so itīs not surprising that 120 mines canīt harm the enemy at all... and the CD guns are useless too...

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ASW attack near Truk at 110,112

Japanese Ships
PB Toshi Maru #3
PB Tama Maru #8

Allied Ships
SS Sealion



SS Sealion launches 4 torpedoes at PB Toshi Maru #3
Sealion diving deep ....
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Tama Maru #8 is out of ASW ammo
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

another react into an enemy port... no mines at Truk? Doubt it...

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 11
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 38



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 9 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed, 14 damaged


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


Airbase hits 12
Runway hits 26

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

daily bombings now it seems... today the bombers came in lower and their hit rate increased significantly, as did flak effectiveness... not that many bombers reported shot down in the end though...

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 14 damaged


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


Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Singapore wonīt ever see Allied aircraft again, the two Hurricane recons will die there...

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Morning Air attack on Asiatic Fleet , at 79,77 (Manila)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20
Ki-27b Nate x 18
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 13



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 51st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Asiatic Fleet ...
Also attacking 51st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Asiatic Fleet ...

ground attack? Would concentrate on the airfield instead...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 22


Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 10 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro
CL Kiso
CA Myoko
DD Yamagumo
DD Kuroshio



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

isnīt it great what you get told... you donīt get a lot of B-17 (heck you donīt get enough to even fill out your squadrons and when you fill them out, they will withdraw with all bombers a month later), but they are really, really hard to shoot down and Japanese flak wonīt be able to do so anyway... same as Japanese paper fighters... well, letīs have a look at the losses later... that they canīt hit something isnīt surprising anyway, have been training them since day one though... learned something today, it was a mistake to send out the bombers, I should conserve them until mid 43...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 8


Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 8 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CL Kiso
CA Haguro



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

afternoon attack, again against the cruisers, I would have liked to target the merchants that were unloading, perhaps we could hit them but I doubt that too... 8 out of 8 bombers damaged... interesting to see that those IJN cruisers put up more flak fire than all my AA guns at Singapore it seems (which more or less has all of Malayaīs AA guns)...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Larantoeka at 67,112

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 29



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 3


No Japanese losses

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

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 32810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes

weīve also sent three of our "Fortresses" to attack the three IJN baby carriers South of Borneo... nearly 30 Zeroes were set on Cap (didnīt take long to upgrade all Claudes???) and shot down a bomber immedietely while heavily damaging the others too... one bomber dropped some bombs that landed 87 miles off the target...

we lose 5 B-17... 8 is the monthly replacement rate... lol






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Afternoon Air attack on Molukken Garrison Battalion, at 76,109 (Ambon)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
22 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 49th Australian Battalion, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
B5N2 Kate x 133



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged


Allied ground losses:
103 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 15th RAAF Base Force ...
Also attacking Port Moresby Brigade ...
Also attacking Rabaul Det. Base Force ...
Also attacking 49th Australian Battalion ...

when I look at this number of Kates than I donīt want to get anywhere near the KB for the next 24 months... our LCU is max disrupted and had no combat ability after this attack...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Memboro at 61,112

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
B5N1 Kate x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied Ships
AM Ballarat
AO TAN 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AO TAN 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
AM Eland Dubois



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Baby Kido Butai attacked a TF consisting of short ranged AO that Iīve used to bring fuel from Soerabaja to Northern Australia... two are sunk, two more remaining...

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Pre-Invasion action off Port Moresby - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Tatsukaze
xAKL Amakasu Maru
PB Takunan Maru #2
PB Shonon Maru #15
PB Shuko Maru #5
PB Sonan Maru #6

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



DD Tatsukaze firing at 15th RAAF Base Force
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAKL Amakasu Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Tatsukaze fires to suppress enemy troops at 12,000 yards
PB Takunan Maru #2 firing at enemy troops
PB Shonon Maru #15 firing at enemy troops
PB Shuko Maru #5 firing at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #6 firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

every CD gun was able to fire 3 shots... amazing performance... CD fire was definetely toned down to non existant in AE, thatīs obvious... same non existant gun fire was possible in WITP too but only if the CD unit got disrupted by air attacks or nav bombardments before... our CD guns werenīt disrupted at all but still do nothing... the Japanese land the 4th DIVISION!!!!! And they suffer ridicoulosly for invading the place... a fridging squad is DISABLED... laughing my a$$ off, really... not just can the Japanese land everywhere just like in WITP, it seems to be even easier... 20 days after the outbreak of the war, the 4th division that starts the war in Japan lands without suffering any losses at Port Moresby... AE is really doing well, itīs really, really hard for the Japanese, just like it was in real life... boy... even if I would have spent every fridging pp for Aussie troops and used every available AP in Australia I couldnīt do ANYTHING against the invasion of a full fridging division... but hey, as you know, the Japanese havenīt invaded anything else... they landed everywhere with ease and can still land a division in PM and three days earlier a full rgt on Rabaul...

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Amphibious Assault at Port Moresby

TF 8 troops unloading over beach at Port Moresby, 98,130

Japanese ground losses:
189 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



16 troops of a IJA Cavalry Squad lost overboard during unload of 4th Div
18 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad accidentally lost during unload of 4th Div /3
17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of 8th Base Force
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 8th Base Force
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 8th Base Force
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 8th Base Force /4
8 Engineers lost in surf during unload of 8th Base Force /5
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 4th Div /4
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 4th Div /4
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 4th Div /5
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 4th Div /5
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 4th Div /5
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 4th Div /6
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 4th Div /6
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 4th Div /6
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 4th Div /7
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 4th Div /7
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 4th Div /7
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 4th Div /8
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 4th Div /8
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 4th Div /8

in the afternoon, with our CD guns not firing a single shot, some of the Japanese troops go overboard, causing horrendous losses... PM is lost, no doubt... without having enough TKs to move fuel to Australia and with PM lost, thereīs nothing I can do the next 8-10 months. What really pisses me off is the fact that you need the tanker capacity of 100.000 tons to bring fuel to Australia MONTHLY to just feed the damned industry there that is sucking your fuel depots dry and you have no possibility to turn the damned HI off. This is the biggest joke within many Iīve "discovered" so far... This means that 25% of your total TK capacity is used just to feed Australiaīs industry and you havenīt brought a single ton of fuel for your ships. Considering the fact that it takes at least a month for a TF to move from the West Coast to Australia and another month back then you will use 50% !!!! of your TK capacity just to haul fuel to OZ for nothing but to get HI points for your pool that you donīt need at all. If this is correct than Iīm Buggs Bunny! Anyone ever thought about this before releasing the game? Iīve not done exact calculations but around Sidney alone is enough HI to suck your fuel depots dry. So what is the solution? Not using Australia as a staging point for operations at all? Just because you canīt deny HI to use your fuel? What a crappy BS... Hey, letīs go through the Aleutains and land on Hokkaido with massive carrier support in mid 43... must be a funny game then... I seriously doubt that 50% of the US TK fleet in the Pacific was used to feed Australiaīs heavy industry. Seriously...

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Pre-Invasion action off Kendari

Japanese Ships
PB Hakata Maru #2
PB Aso Maru #7


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


PB Hakata Maru #2 firing at enemy troops
PB Aso Maru #7 firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Kendari

TF 235 troops unloading over beach at Kendari, 70,106

10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of III./4th Infantry Bn /3


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Ground combat at Boela (80,110)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 402 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 4

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Boela !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
III/66th Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1466 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Defending force 2043 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 52

Japanese adjusted assault: 12

Allied adjusted defense: 16

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

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
Sasebo 1st SNLF

Defending units:
Molukken Garrison Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion
Ambon Base Force


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Ground combat at Kendari (70,106)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 529 troops, 9 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Defending force 2358 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 86



Assaulting units:
Kendari Garrison Battalion
Kendari Base Force

Defending units:
III./4th Infantry Bn /1
II./4th Infantry Bn /1


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 348 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Defending force 1444 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 58



Assaulting units:
Molukken Garrison Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion
Ambon Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 1st SNLF


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2412 troops, 30 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 133

Defending force 11253 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 402



Assaulting units:
49th Australian Battalion
B Coy/NG Rifles
Lark Battalion
D Coy/NG Rifles
A Coy/NG Rifles
Port Moresby Brigade
15th RAAF Base Force
Rabaul Det. Base Force

Defending units:
4th Div /2
8th Base Force /2

no doubt, a fridging full IJA division is coming ashore with a full base force... another full base force landed on Rabaul... isnīt this also something the Japanese are so terrible short of?


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