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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/14/2012 11:15:55 PM   
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Summary of Operations 1/21/43

Central Pacific: US sub patrol engages what appears to be a lone Japanese DD moving on a SW heading. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Saipan at 117,94 (due E of Tinian)

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu

Allied Ships
SS Spearfish

SS Spearfish launches 2 torpedoes
Spearfish diving deep ....
DD Hatsuharu fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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South Pacific: Daily coastwatcher entries from 1/20 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Thousand Ships Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Port Moresby
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Belep Islands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Koumac
Coastwatcher Report: xAP Manzyu Maru reported in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown


DEI: Sigint entry for 1/20 reports intercepted radio signals from unidentified Jap TF(s) in the eastern Java Sea SSW of Makassar. No available information on movement of this contact.


Andaman Sea: US sub patrol intercepts small Jap transport TF off Victoria Point. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Victoria Point at 49,63 (NW of Victoria Point)

Japanese Ships
TK Kyoko Maru
DD Hakaze

Allied Ships
SS Peto

SS Peto launches 2 torpedoes at TK Kyoko Maru
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Dutch sub K-XVIII operating south of Rangoon again reporting air attack from a Ki-49 Helen air patrol. No hits or damage.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – 5 Japanese ships anchored in port (+2 from last report), 2 Jap TF in harbor, 66 aircraft (45 fighters, 21 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: No reported ground combat this game turn.

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/16/2012 1:10:45 AM   
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Summary of Operations 1/22/43

North Pacific: Sigint entry for 1/21 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Onnekotan Jima. Detected status shows unidentified Jap planes based there, otherwise no visible Japanese forces or activity. Current detected airfield size at Onnekotan Jima is 3(4), port size 1(1). Known garrison on Onnekotan Jima from current intelligence data has three LCU’s (10 JNAF AF Unit, Maizuru 3 SNLF, 301 Independent Infantry Bn).


Central Pacific: Sigint entry for 1/21 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Baker Is. Detected status of Baker Is shows unidentified Jap planes based there, otherwise no visible Japanese forces or activity.


South Pacific: Unidentified Jap submarine detected SW of Norfolk Is (hex location 112, 172). 1/21 Operations report entry also reports a floatplane from this sub flying over Norfolk Is.

Daily coastwatcher entries from 1/21 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Thousand Ships Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: xAP Hoten Maru reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 12 ships reported in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Madang
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Salamaua
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher Report: 8 ships reported in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hoorn Islands


Australia: Japanese fighter sweep and bombing raid on Darwin. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on Darwin, at 76,124

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 36

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
36 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 20000 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on Darwin, at 76,124

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 45
G3M2 Nell x 29

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – 4 Japanese ships anchored in port (-1 from last report), no Jap TF in harbor (-2 from last report), 75 aircraft (45 fighters, 30 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: No reported ground combat this game turn.

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/16/2012 11:26:00 PM   
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Summary of Operations 1/23/43

Central Pacific: Intercepted radio signals from unidentified Jap TF(s) at hex location 136, 131 in the Gilbert Islands (adjacent hex SE of Abemama) reported in a 1/22 Sigint entry. No available information about the Jap TF(s) composition or movement.

Sigint entry for 1/22 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Tarawa, detected status shows no visible Japanese forces or activity.


South Pacific: Small transport convoy leaving Auckland intercepted by Jap submarine I-26. Jap sub remains detected on the game map, its reported movement on a westbound heading toward Auckland. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Auckland at 120,185 (due E of Auckland)

Japanese Ships
SS I-26, hits 1

Allied Ships
xAKL Prusa, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage (sunk with 1700 supply points cargo)
DD Pope

SS I-26 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Prusa
I-26 diving deep ....
SS I-26 eludes ASW attack from DD Pope
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sigint entry for 1/22 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Woodlark Is. Detected status of Woodlark Is shows no visible Japanese forces or activity.

Daily coastwatcher entries from 1/22 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: E W-21 reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Noumea is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Ndeni
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 7 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher Report: xAK Sydney Maru #2 reported in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Efate
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 105,122 near New Hanover Island, Speed 28, Moving Southeast **
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown

** This contact moving too fast for your usual transport TF. Current position of the contact is NW of Rabaul, probable destination also Rabaul. Speed of this contact is noteworthy, could be almost anything and will need to be monitored.


Australia: No reported Japanese air activity this game turn over Darwin. Current airfield damage levels in Darwin are 9 runway, 8 airfield service damage.


Andaman Sea: Dutch sub attacked by escorts in a Jap TF in sea approaches S of Rangoon. Jap TF includes four ships (one TK, 3 DD) and reported moving on a S heading from Rangoon. AAR follows.

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ASW attack near Tavoy at 53,58 (NW of Tavoy)

Japanese Ships
DD Hakaze

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII, hits 1

SS KXVIII is sighted by escort
DD Hakaze attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port (-4 from last report), 3 Jap TF in harbor (+3 from last report), 62 aircraft (36 fighters, 26 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: Japanese ground attack on remnants of retreating Chinese forces in the far western theatre. AAR and situation map follow.

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Ground combat at 80,17 (S of Hami)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12524 troops, 102 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 459
Defending force 499 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6
Japanese adjusted assault: 391
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 391 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
296 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 4
Units destroyed 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
6th Division

Defending units:
8th War Area
17th Chinese Corps (eliminated)
303rd Brigade
9th Separate Brigade (eliminated)
5th Chinese Base Force
12th Chinese Base Force (disorganized, almost wiped out)

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/18/2012 6:01:06 PM   
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Summary of Operations 1/24/43

South Pacific: Two Jap submarine patrols detected off New Zealand. One unidentified sub detected N of Waipapakauri (hex location 115, 179) moving on a SE heading toward Auckland. The second Jap sub (probably I-26) detected off (due E of) Auckland and moving on W heading. Allied surface ASW being dispatched to attack I-26, other Allied surface ASW forces and minesweepers activated in Auckland base hex.

US sub patrol in southern sea approaches to Rabaul attacks Jap surface ASW. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Feni Islands at 107,127 (SE of Rabaul)

Japanese Ships
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Myoken Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf

SS Seawolf launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kyo Maru #10
Seawolf diving deep ....
PB Nanpo Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Myoken Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Several Allied patrol subs moving toward positions around Noumea. Plans are to intercept and attack Jap transport shipping observed moving to and from Noumea.

Sigint entry for 1/23 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Port Moresby. Detected status of Port Moresby shows unidentified Jap planes based there, otherwise no visible Japanese forces or activity. Current airfield size at Port Moresby is 4(6), port size 1(2). Four Jap LCU’s are known to be located in Port Moresby from available intelligence data – 3 Cavalry Brigade, Maizuru 1 SNLF, 83 Naval Gd, 8 Base Force (IJN).

Daily coastwatcher entries from 1/23 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Port Moresby
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Belep Islands
Coastwatcher Report: 9 ships reported in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Efate
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tanna
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Madang
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Gasmata
Coastwatcher Report: 14 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Noumea is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown


DEI: US sub patrol operating near southern exit of Sunda Straits attacks Jap surface ASW, also reports sighting of Jap bomber on patrol. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Oosthaven at 46,97 (S of Oosthaven)

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 8
PB Choyo Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Amberjack

SS Amberjack launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 8
Amberjack diving deep ....
PB Choyo Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Andaman Sea: Dutch sub K-XVIII hit and damaged (system 36, float 10) in attack by K-21 Sally air patrol. K-XVIII returning to base at 11 kts speed for repair.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port (-4 from last report), 2 Jap TF in harbor (-1 from last report), 66 aircraft (42 fighters, 24 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: 12 unidentified Japanese LCU’s detected entering Chungking base hex.

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/21/2012 9:53:49 PM   
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Summary of Operations 1/25/43

Japanese Home Islands: US sub patrol intercepts Jap transport TF near Okinawa. AAR follows

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Sub attack near Naha at 96,68 (adjacent hex NW of Daito Shoto)

Japanese Ships
xAK Taigen Maru
xAK Nittai Maru
xAK Azuchi Maru
PB Awa Maru

Allied Ships
SS Flying Fish

SS Flying Fish launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Taigen Maru
PB Awa Maru attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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Central Pacific: US sub patrols and Japanese surface ASW clash in two engagements near Truk. AAR’s follow

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Sub attack near Truk at 112,106 (N of Truk)

Japanese Ships
PB Heizan Maru
SC Ch 19
PB Tenzan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Scorpion

SS Scorpion launches 2 torpedoes at PB Heizan Maru
Scorpion diving deep ....
PB Heizan Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Tenzan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Truk at 112,110 (S of Truk)

Japanese Ships
PB Isshin Maru
PB Ogashima
PB Hozugawa Maru

Allied Ships
SS Halibut

Captain of SS Halibut elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
Halibut diving deep ....
PB Ogashima attacking submerged sub ....
PB Hozugawa Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sigint entry for 1/24 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Jaluit. Detected status of Jaluit shows no visible Japanese forces or activity.


South Pacific: US sub patrol in southern sea approaches to Rabaul attacks Jap surface ASW. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Feni Islands at 107,127 (SE of Rabaul)

Japanese Ships
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Myoken Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf

SS Seawolf launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kyo Maru #10
Seawolf diving deep ....
PB Nanpo Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Myoken Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sigint entries for 1/24 report intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Tulagi and La Foa (dot hex base adjacent to Noumea). Detected statuses of these bases show no visible Japanese forces or activity at either location.

Daily coastwatcher entries from 1/24 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: xAP Teikyo Maru reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 8 ships reported in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hoorn Islands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Thousand Ships Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 5 ships in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 5 ships reported in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 115,160 near Noumea, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown


Andaman Sea: US sub patrol intercepts Jap task force, sinks small tanker. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Victoria Point at 49,65 (NW of Victoria Point)

Japanese Ships
TK Kyoko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage (oil cargo burning, reported sunk)
PB Menado Maru
DD Hakaze

Allied Ships
SS Peto

SS Peto launches 2 torpedoes at TK Kyoko Maru
Peto diving deep ....
DD Hakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hakaze is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub

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Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, 2 Jap TF in harbor, 62 aircraft (35 fighters, 27 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: Battle for Chungking is now underway, first shots fired this game turn. AAR’s follow.

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 95629 troops, 804 guns, 164 vehicles, Assault Value = 3452
Defending force 560975 troops, 3414 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19788

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

Assaulting units:
116th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd Division
37th Division
8th Armored Car Co
13th Division
40th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Division
26th Division
North China Area Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

Defending units:
41st Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
53rd Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
58th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
61st Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
38th New Chinese Division
31st Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
30th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
23rd Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
56th Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
37th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
9th Prov Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
42nd Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
10th Construction Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
3rd Group Army
1st Chinese Base Force
25th Group Army
6th Group Army
9th War Area
4th Chinese Base Force
26th Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force
16th Group Army
13th Construction Regiment
13th Chinese Base Force
33rd Group Army
3rd Construction Regiment
12th Construction Regiment
35th Group Army
34th Group Army
7th Artillery Regiment
9th Group Army
29th Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force
38th Group Army
19th Group Army
22nd Group Army
37th Group Army
17th Group Army
6th Construction Regiment
2nd War Area
4th War Area
CAF HQ
49th AA Regiment
2nd Chinese Base Force
7th Construction Regiment
11th Chinese Base Force
5th Construction Regiment
2nd Group Army
Lusu War Area
8th Group Army
3rd War Area
1st War Area
7th War Area
20th Group Army
13th Group Army
7th Chinese Base Force
8th Construction Regiment
57th AT Gun Regiment
15th Chinese Base Force
9th Chinese Base Force
30th Group Army
22nd Artillery Regiment
20th Chinese Base Force
5th War Area
Jingcha War Area
14th Construction Regiment
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
11th Group Army
98th Chinese Corps
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
4th Group Army
36th Group Army
Red Chinese Army
39th Group Army
6th War Area
1st Construction Regiment
7th Group Army
12th Group Army
18th Group Army
32nd Group Army
11th Construction Regiment
1st Group Army
43rd Chinese Corps
6th Chinese Base Force
17th Chinese Base Force
27th Group Army
31st Group Army
21st Group Army
15th Group Army
China Command
41st AA Regiment
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
23rd Group Army
Central Reserve
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 790 troops, 134 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19788
Defending force 98645 troops, 804 guns, 276 vehicles, Assault Value = 3451

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

Assaulting units:
(Chinese LCU same as preceeding AAR)

Defending units:
40th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd Division
58th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
8th Armored Car Co
13th Division
37th Division
116th Division
26th Division
North China Area Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/22/2012 12:18:34 AM   
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Summary of Operations 1/26/43

Central Pacific: Sigint entry for 1/25 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Maleolap. Detected status of Maleolap shows no visible Japanese forces or activity.


South Pacific: Transport convoy WP-36 (22 ships) arrives this game turn in Auckland from the mainland US. Cargo arriving aboard the convoy includes two LCU (144 & 145 USA Base Forces) 103K supply and 10K fuel.

Intercepted radio signals from an unidentified Jap submarine N of Waipapakauri (northern point of New Zealand) reported in a 1/25 Sigint entry. No information on the sub’s movement available.

Daily coastwatcher entries from 1/25 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Thousand Ships Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Salamaua
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Gasmata
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Koumac
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hoorn Islands
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 115,160 near Noumea, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed 10, Moving Northwest


DEI: US sub patrol near southern exit of Sunda Straits reports contact with Japanese surface ASW.

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Sub attack near Oosthaven at 46,97 (S of Oosthaven)

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 8
PB Choyo Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Amberjack

Captain of SS Amberjack elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
Amberjack diving deep ....
PB Choyo Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, 3 Jap TF in harbor (+1 from last report), 67 aircraft (43 fighters, 24 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s. Third Jap task force spotted at Rangoon reported to contain a total of 8 ships including one CVE with five PB/PC escorts – this TF in Rangoon not believed (at this time) to be the KB or a light carrier force.


India: Unidentified Jap submarine detected off (SE of) Colombo. British surface ASW dispatched to locate and attack the sub.


China: Chinese ground bombardment attack in Chungking. AAR follows.

From my point of view, this action will likely resemble in some respects the US/Philippine defense of Bataan in 1942 - not a question of holding Chungking (it’s fall being more or less inevitable) but rather a prolonged battle of attrition to waste as much of Pillager’s time as possible with the greatest possible losses and disruption to the Japanese LCU’s involved at Chungking. Chungking has zero supply on hand, therefore supply consumption or destruction of supply from enemy action is no object.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn. Most arriving Jap LCU’s were previously engaged at Chengtu, several arrived from Sining.

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 790 troops, 134 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19772
Defending force 115212 troops, 1074 guns, 481 vehicles, Assault Value = 3920

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

Assaulting units:
31st Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
8th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
71st Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
84th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
47th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
74th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
89th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
38th New Chinese Division
94th Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
16th Construction Regiment
10th Construction Regiment
98th Chinese Corps
18th Artillery Regiment
22nd Group Army
38th Group Army
2nd Group Army
6th Group Army
7th Group Army
13th Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force
25th Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
13th Construction Regiment
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Base Force
2nd Chinese Base Force
1st Construction Regiment
30th Group Army
5th War Area
7th Construction Regiment
6th Chinese Base Force
22nd Artillery Regiment
Red Chinese Army
11th Group Army
41st AA Regiment
16th Group Army
49th AA Regiment
1st Group Army
43rd Chinese Corps
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
1st Chinese Base Force
35th Group Army
5th Construction Regiment
9th Chinese Base Force
15th Chinese Base Force
3rd Group Army
27th Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force
Lusu War Area
13th Chinese Base Force
2nd War Area
57th AT Gun Regiment
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
8th Construction Regiment
29th Group Army
3rd War Area
32nd Group Army
4th Group Army
1st War Area
12th Construction Regiment
26th Group Army
9th War Area
23rd Group Army
CAF HQ
4th Chinese Base Force
36th Group Army
33rd Group Army
12th Group Army
31st Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force
China Command
37th Group Army
19th Group Army
4th War Area
9th Group Army
39th Group Army
8th Group Army
15th Group Army
11th Construction Regiment
Central Reserve
6th Construction Regiment
17th Group Army
7th War Area
Jingcha War Area
20th Group Army
6th War Area
18th Group Army
7th Chinese Base Force
34th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force
3rd Construction Regiment
21st Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
17th Division **
58th Division
116th Division
13th Division
8th Armored Car Co
40th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd Division
26th Division
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion **
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment **
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion **
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment **
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
23rd Army **
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment **
North China Area Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment **
2nd Mortar Battalion **
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion **

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< Message edited by wneumann -- 8/22/2012 12:22:27 AM >

(in reply to wneumann)
Post #: 726
RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/23/2012 1:42:49 PM   
wneumann


Posts: 2645
Joined: 11/1/2005
From: just beyond the outskirts of Margaritaville
Status: offline
Summary of Operations 1/27/43

Central Pacific: Intercepted Jap radio transmissions from several bases were reported in Sigint entries for 1/26 - locations include Kwajalein, Jaluit, Maleolap and Majuro. Detected status of Kwajalein shows the expected unidentified Jap aircraft based there, also unidentified ship(s) in port, no other visible Jap forces or activity. No visible Japanese forces or activity shown at Jaluit, Maleolap or Majuro.


South Pacific: US sub Seawolf and Jap surface ASW meet again in southern sea approaches off Rabaul. Someday we’ll put a hit in one of those small Jap escorts. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Feni Islands at 107,127 (SE of Rabaul)

Japanese Ships
PB Myoken Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Nanpo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf

SS Seawolf launches 2 torpedoes at PB Myoken Maru
PB Nanpo Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Myoken Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Daily coastwatcher entries from 1/26 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Madang
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Port Moresby
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Gasmata
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Koumac
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hoorn Islands
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 107,126 near Rabaul, Speed 9, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Salamaua
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Koumac
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tanna
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 107,126 near Rabaul, Speed 9, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 115,160 near Noumea, Speed 0, Moving Southwest


DEI: US sub Amberjack near southern exit of Sunda Straits remains in contact with Japanese surface ASW. No significant change in AAR from last game turn.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, 2 Jap TF in harbor (-1 from last report), 76 aircraft (51 fighters, 25 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


India: Unidentified Jap submarine remains near Colombo. British surface ASW is at sea and continues pursuing the sub.


China: Japanese and Chinese ground forces at Chungking exchange bombardment attacks. AAR’s follow.

12 more detected Japanese LCU remain in the hexes adjacent to Chungking. From available intelligence data, up to 8 of the detected Jap LCU still outside Chungking are probably infantry divisions (15th, 32nd, 35th, 36th, 38th, 39th, 104th, 110th). What could be interesting is the attack odds Pillager will have once he has all the immediately available Japanese LCU piled into Chungking. Chungking currently has level 6 fortifications.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn.

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 110583 troops, 1130 guns, 309 vehicles, Assault Value = 5098
Defending force 561051 troops, 3408 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19775

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

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

Assaulting units: (now 28 LCU)
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd Division
40th Division
116th Division
70th Division **
13th Division
58th Division
17th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
41st Division **
34th Division **
8th Armored Car Co
37th Division
26th Division
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion **
North China Area Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
23rd Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
12th Army **
11th Army **
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment **
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
25th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
58th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
29th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
120th Red Chinese Division
115th Red Chinese Division
55th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
40th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
16th Construction Regiment
46th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
94th Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
99th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
49th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
38th New Chinese Division
32nd Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
10th Construction Regiment
4th Chinese Base Force
6th Construction Regiment
39th Group Army
Lusu War Area
Red Chinese Army
22nd Artillery Regiment
32nd Group Army
6th War Area
24th Group Army
7th War Area
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
27th Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
Jingcha War Area
15th Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
18th Chinese Base Force
5th Construction Regiment
1st War Area
Central Reserve
7th Chinese Base Force
36th Group Army
25th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force
1st Chinese Base Force
6th Group Army
18th Group Army
43rd Chinese Corps
30th Group Army
31st Group Army
5th War Area
13th Chinese Base Force
35th Group Army
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
22nd Group Army
7th Artillery Regiment
13th Group Army
3rd War Area
34th Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
15th Chinese Base Force
26th Group Army
12th Construction Regiment
21st Group Army
23rd Group Army
17th Group Army
9th War Area
20th Group Army
CAF HQ
29th Group Army
2nd War Area
3rd Group Army
1st Construction Regiment
13th Construction Regiment
33rd Group Army
8th Construction Regiment
14th Construction Regiment
11th Group Army
37th Group Army
6th Chinese Base Force
16th Group Army
1st Group Army
8th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force
49th AA Regiment
57th AT Gun Regiment
98th Chinese Corps
38th Group Army
12th Group Army
19th Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force
4th Group Army
3rd Construction Regiment
2nd Group Army
9th Group Army
China Command
7th Group Army
11th Construction Regiment
10th Chinese Base Force
11th Chinese Base Force
41st AA Regiment
4th War Area
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 785 troops, 134 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19770
Defending force 152982 troops, 1391 guns, 675 vehicles, Assault Value = 5096

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

Assaulting units:
(Chinese LCU same as AAR above)

Defending units:
(Japanese LCU same as AAR above)

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< Message edited by wneumann -- 8/23/2012 1:44:11 PM >

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Post #: 727
RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/23/2012 11:43:14 PM   
wneumann


Posts: 2645
Joined: 11/1/2005
From: just beyond the outskirts of Margaritaville
Status: offline
Summary of Operations 1/28/43

Central Pacific: Sigint entries for 1/27 report intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Abemama and Nikunau in the Gilbert islands. Detected status of Nikunau shows unidentified Jap aircraft based there, no other visible Japanese forces or activity at these two bases. .

Another 1/27 Sigint entry reports heavy Jap radio transmissions intercepted from Truk. Detected status of Truk shows the expected Jap aircraft based there, also ship(s) in port. Otherwise no visible Japanese forces or activity.


South Pacific: Japanese minefield detected in sea approaches to Auckland, minesweeping operations started. Additional minesweepers based in Auckland being dispatched to complete sweeping ops. AAR follows.

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TF 400 encounters mine field at 116,185 (adjacent hex E of Auckland)

Allied Ships
AM Muritai
AM Tui
AM Moa
AM Kiwi

13 mines cleared

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US sub Seawolf and Jap surface ASW continue their encounter outside Rabaul. Latest AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Feni Islands at 107,127 (SE of Rabaul)

Japanese Ships
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Myoken Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf

SS Seawolf launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kyo Maru #10
Seawolf diving deep ....
PB Nanpo Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Myoken Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub

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Daily coastwatcher entries from 1/27 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: AV Kamikawa Maru reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Koumac
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tanna
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 8 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hoorn Islands
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, 2 Jap TF in harbor, 63 aircraft (35 fighters, 28 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: Japanese and Chinese ground forces at Chungking continue exchanging bombardment attacks. 14 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking. Latest AAR’s follow.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn.

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 110610 troops, 1129 guns, 309 vehicles, Assault Value = 5166
Defending force 560935 troops, 3402 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19760

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

Assaulting units:
22nd Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Division
37th Division
116th Division
58th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
41st Division
17th Division
34th Division
70th Division
8th Armored Car Co
13th Tank Regiment **
40th Division
26th Division
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
23rd Army
11th Army
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
12th Army
North China Area Army
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
1st New Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
27th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
38th New Chinese Division
10th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
259th Brigade
44th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
32nd Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
9th Prov Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
50th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
19th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
84th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
10th Construction Regiment
7th War Area
41st AA Regiment
17th Chinese Base Force
22nd Group Army
8th Group Army
1st Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force
CAF HQ
3rd Construction Regiment
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
7th Construction Regiment
7th Chinese Base Force
19th Group Army
3rd Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
5th War Area
23rd Group Army
6th Chinese Base Force
38th Group Army
25th Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
13th Construction Regiment
1st Chinese Base Force
20th Chinese Base Force
12th Construction Regiment
7th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force
7th Artillery Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
33rd Group Army
12th Group Army
2nd War Area
4th Group Army
31st Group Army
34th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
6th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
26th Group Army
1st Construction Regiment
Red Chinese Army
China Command
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
14th Construction Regiment
49th AA Regiment
35th Group Army
17th Group Army
Central Reserve
5th Construction Regiment
30th Group Army
4th War Area
24th Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force
20th Group Army
1st War Area
11th Group Army
36th Group Army
13th Group Army
2nd Group Army
Jingcha War Area
Lusu War Area
8th Construction Regiment
16th Group Army
15th Chinese Base Force
32nd Group Army
3rd War Area
6th War Area
6th Construction Regiment
11th Construction Regiment
39th Group Army
22nd Artillery Regiment
43rd Chinese Corps
29th Group Army
18th Group Army
9th Group Army
27th Group Army
98th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Base Force
21st Group Army
37th Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
15th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 780 troops, 134 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19757
Defending force 153771 troops, 1391 guns, 769 vehicles, Assault Value = 5166

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

Assaulting units:
(Chinese LCU same as AAR above)

Defending units:
(Japanese LCU same as AAR above)

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< Message edited by wneumann -- 8/23/2012 11:46:49 PM >

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Post #: 728
RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/26/2012 12:19:26 AM   
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Posts: 2645
Joined: 11/1/2005
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Summary of Operations 1/29/43

Japanese Home Islands: US sub patrol intercepts Jap transport convoy in two daylight actions, torpedoes one large xAK. Jap transport TF reported moving on an E heading (towards Japanese Home Islands). AAR’s follow.

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Sub attack near Daito Shoto at 97,68 (SE of Okinawa)

Japanese Ships
xAK Yasukawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AK Hawaii Maru
xAK Hukusei Maru
xAK Hokko Maru
xAK Zyunyo Maru
PB Tomitu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Flying Fish

SS Flying Fish launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Yasukawa Maru
Flying Fish diving deep ....
PB Tomitu Maru attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Daito Shoto at 97,68

Japanese Ships
xAK Yasukawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Flying Fish

SS Flying Fish launches 4 torpedoes

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US sub Grayback in patrol area SE of Tokyo reporting contact with G3M Nell air patrol – either Pillager no longer has the G3M in front line service or he has Nell squadrons employed in naval search/ASW tasks, another possibility being the G3M’s are from a training squadron. This contact is not a location where one would normally expect seeing Nells.


Central Pacific: Action between US sub patrol and Jap surface ASW near Truk. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Truk at 111,110 (SW of Truk)

Japanese Ships
PB Hozugawa Maru
PB Ogashima

Allied Ships
SS Halibut

SS Halibut launches 2 torpedoes at PB Hozugawa Maru
Halibut diving deep ....
PB Ogashima fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Hozugawa Maru attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sigint entries for 1/28 report intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. Detected statuses of the two bases show unidentified Jap aircraft based at both locations, ship(s) in port visible at Kwajalein. No other visible Japanese forces or activity.


South Pacific: Sweeping operations continue on Japanese minefield detected in sea approaches to Auckland. Latest AAR follows.

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TF 110 encounters mine field at 116,185 (adjacent hex due E of Auckland)

Allied Ships
AMc Futurist
AMc South Sea
AMc Humphrey
AMc Rimu

26 mines cleared
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Daily coastwatcher entries from 1/28 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Ndeni
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Finschhafen
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Salamaua
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tanna
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Thousand Ships Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: xAK Morioka Maru reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Koumac
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 4 Japanese ships at 107,126 near Rabaul, Speed 14, Moving Northeast


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, no Jap TF in harbor (-2 from last report), 65 aircraft (34 fighters, 31 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


Indian Ocean: Transport convoy CD-17 (10 ships) enroute from Capetown to Colombo with supply cargo intercepted by a Jap submarine (probably the one previously sighted off Colombo), one xAK from the convoy torpedoed and sunk. AAR follows.

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Submarine attack near North Male at 22,48 (E of Colombo)

Japanese Ships
SS I-157

Allied Ships
xAK Michael Embiricos, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage (sunk, 5550 supply on board)

xAK Michael Embiricos is sighted by SS I-157
SS I-157 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Michael Embiricos

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Revised movement orders were issued this game turn to divert convoy CD-17 from Colombo to a new destination where it will drop off its supply cargo before returning to Capetown. The cause for this order is linked to possible sortie of a 10-ship Japanese task force from Rangoon believed (from earlier inteliigence data) to be either surface combat or a “baby KB” containing CVE and/or CS – departure of the Jap TF from Rangoon concluded from information provided in this game turn’s RAF air recon over Rangoon (see above). Given convoy CD-17 is now sighted and Pillager’s most likely estimate has the convoy going either to or from Colombo, the convoy could easily become a target of the Jap TF if it continues into Colombo and unloads there.

Supply cargo aboard convoy CD-17 is not immediately required in Colombo (Colombo currently having 228K supply on hand). The convoy’s mission was delivering additional supply to Colombo while things in this theatre remain quiet, this task easily handled by other and later transport convoys. Allied transport operations from Capetown and the Middle East to India and Colombo are being conducted with the idea of (1) moving the largest possible quantity of cargo, and (2) doing so with the quickest turn-around of transport ships and minimal delay. To a large extent, final destination of a particular cargo in this theatre is less crucial than getting the ships there, unloading and going back for more – this to be done with minimum casualties.


China: Japanese and Chinese ground forces at Chungking continue exchange of bombardment attacks. Latest AAR’s follow.

15 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn. (none arriving)

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 110684 troops, 1129 guns, 309 vehicles, Assault Value = 5179
Defending force 560894 troops, 3398 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19750

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

Assaulting units:
13th Division
37th Division
13th Tank Regiment
34th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
41st Division
116th Division
8th Armored Car Co
40th Division
70th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th Division
58th Division
22nd Division
26th Division
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
12th Army
23rd Army
North China Area Army
1st Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
26th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
74th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
100th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
48th Chinese Corps
38th New Chinese Division
39th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
41st Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
71st Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
99th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
67th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
77th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
11th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
10th Construction Regiment
6th War Area
31st Group Army
26th Group Army
32nd Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force
1st Construction Regiment
33rd Group Army
1st Chinese Base Force
13th Chinese Base Force
18th Artillery Regiment
10th Chinese Base Force
CAF HQ
11th Construction Regiment
37th Group Army
4th War Area
1st Group Army
98th Chinese Corps
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
1st War Area
12th Group Army
27th Group Army
29th Group Army
22nd Group Army
5th War Area
38th Group Army
39th Group Army
3rd Construction Regiment
15th Chinese Base Force
China Command
8th Construction Regiment
15th Group Army
6th Construction Regiment
13th Construction Regiment
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
11th Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
7th Construction Regiment
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
17th Group Army
2nd War Area
Central Reserve
4th Chinese Base Force
9th Chinese Base Force
36th Group Army
43rd Chinese Corps
57th AT Gun Regiment
7th Chinese Base Force
49th AA Regiment
6th Chinese Base Force
9th Group Army
30th Group Army
2nd Group Army
3rd Group Army
8th Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
23rd Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force
20th Group Army
16th Group Army
24th Group Army
7th Group Army
35th Group Army
22nd Artillery Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
6th Group Army
19th Group Army
13th Group Army
12th Construction Regiment
Red Chinese Army
25th Group Army
4th Group Army
Jingcha War Area
7th War Area
11th Chinese Base Force
18th Group Army
41st AA Regiment
5th Construction Regiment
Lusu War Area
9th War Area
21st Group Army
34th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 491918 troops, 3280 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19749
Defending force 153890 troops, 1391 guns, 769 vehicles, Assault Value = 5179

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

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

Assaulting units:
(Chinese LCU same as AAR above)

Defending units:
(Japanese LCU same as AAR above)

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Post #: 729
RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/26/2012 9:01:15 PM   
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Summary of Operations 1/30/43

Japanese Home Islands: Sigint report entries for 1/29 indicate Pillager is dispatching some reinforcements to Japanese bases in northern Japan (Hokkaido). Jap LCU’s newly detected on Hokkaido include HQ 1 Air Division plus 55, 177 & 178 JAAF AF Bns. Several other Jap LCU’s had been reported appearing at various locations in Hokkaido and the Kurile islands in previous Sigint report entries – these entries scattered over a period of the past month or so. Observed Japanese activity in this region appears to be more an upgrade of support capabilities at bases in northern Japan rather than a build-up for possible offensive operations in the North Pacific area.


Central Pacific: Sigint entry for 1/29 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Nauru Is. Detected status of Nauru shows unidentified Jap aircraft based there, otherwise no visible Japanese forces or activity.


South Pacific: Minesweeping operations off Auckland have completed. Transport convoy WP-36 was in Auckland unloading cargo on 1/28 when the minefield was first detected. The convoy departed Auckland as scheduled on 1/29 and successfully routed around the Jap minefield while sweeping operations were underway. There is little question that Pillager caught on to Auckland’s significance as an Allied staging center for the South Pacific theatre area.

Daily coastwatcher entries from 1/29 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Finschhafen
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Madang
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed 12, Moving Northwest
Coastwatcher Report: 9 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Koumac
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 4 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed 12, Moving Southeast


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, 3 Jap TF in harbor (+3 from last report), 78 aircraft (46 fighters, 32 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.

The 10-ship Jap task force reported leaving Rangoon last game turn is one of the 3 Jap TF’s detected in Rangoon and apparently has returned to base. Detected composition of this TF is 1 CA, 6 CL, 3 CS. A second Jap TF (5 ships) detected in Rangoon appears to be a transport TF and shown including at least one TK plus ASW escorts.


China: Japanese and Chinese ground forces at Chungking continue exchange of bombardment attacks. Latest AAR’s follow.

13+ detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn.

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 144377 troops, 1422 guns, 383 vehicles, Assault Value = 5201
Defending force 560743 troops, 3393 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19736

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

Assaulting units:
37th Division
116th Division
70th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
41st Division
8th Armored Car Co
13th Division
13th Tank Regiment
17th Division
58th Division
22nd Division
34th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
40th Division
26th Division
12th Army
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
North China Area Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment **
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
23rd Army
1st Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
36th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
68th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
3rd Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
63rd Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
9th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
56th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
38th New Chinese Division
86th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
50th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
30th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
38th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
78th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
49th Chinese Corps
10th Construction Regiment
1st Chinese Base Force
1st Construction Regiment
98th Chinese Corps
25th Group Army
13th Group Army
11th Construction Regiment
33rd Group Army
15th Group Army
7th War Area
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
38th Group Army
36th Group Army
21st Group Army
China Command
7th Artillery Regiment
4th Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force
2nd Chinese Base Force
4th War Area
24th Group Army
6th War Area
20th Chinese Base Force
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
34th Group Army
CAF HQ
8th Construction Regiment
6th Chinese Base Force
31st Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
Lusu War Area
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
27th Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
22nd Artillery Regiment
5th War Area
29th Group Army
30th Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force
6th Construction Regiment
2nd War Area
13th Construction Regiment
22nd Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force
23rd Group Army
18th Group Army
11th Group Army
3rd Construction Regiment
3rd Group Army
39th Group Army
41st AA Regiment
Jingcha War Area
1st War Area
15th Chinese Base Force
49th AA Regiment
16th Group Army
43rd Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
37th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force
2nd Group Army
8th Group Army
1st Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
35th Group Army
17th Group Army
20th Group Army
9th War Area
19th Group Army
Red Chinese Army
9th Group Army
26th Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force
7th Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
32nd Group Army
6th Group Army
12th Construction Regiment
7th Chinese Base Force
4th Chinese Base Force
11th Chinese Base Force
12th Group Army
5th Construction Regiment
Central Reserve
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 491784 troops, 3277 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19729
Defending force 154324 troops, 1422 guns, 769 vehicles, Assault Value = 5201

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

Assaulting units:
(Chinese LCU same as AAR above)

Defending units:
(Japanese LCU same as AAR above)

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/27/2012 11:25:41 PM   
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Summary of Operations 1/31/43

Japanese Home Islands: US sub patrol intercepts Japanese transport convoy, torpedoes two medium to large troop transports. At least one of the torpedoed Japanese ships carried LCU elements. Jap transport TF remains spotted at the attack location – detected composition of the TF is now one ship, no information shown on the TF’s movement heading. My estimate is this TF had been or continues moving southbound from Tokyo to an unknown destination. AAR’s follow.

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Submarine attack near Aogashima at 114,66 (due S of Tokyo)

Japanese Ships
xAP Ukishima Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage (sunk)

Allied Ships
SS Grayback

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

xAP Ukishima Maru is sighted by SS Grayback
SS Grayback launches 2 torpedoes at xAP Ukishima Maru

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Submarine attack near Aogashima at 114,66 (due S of Tokyo)

Japanese Ships
xAP Kobe Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Grayback

xAP Kobe Maru is sighted by SS Grayback
SS Grayback launches 4 torpedoes

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Central Pacific: Sigint entries for 1/30 report intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Kwajalein and Tabiteuea. Detected status of the two bases show unidentified Jap aircraft based at both locations, also ship(s) in port at both Kwajalein and Tabiteuea. No other visible Japanese forces or activity.


South Pacific: US sub patrol intercepts Jap transport convoy between Tulagi and Ndeni, sub commander declines attack. Outraged congressman launches tirade on House (of Representatives) floor, then demands investigation by sub-committee. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Kirakira at 117,140 (NW of Ndeni)

Japanese Ships
xAKL Ryoyu Maru #21
xAKL Shinsoku Maru
xAKL Kasui Maru
xAKL Kashi Maru
xAKL Sasago Maru
PB Katsuragisan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish

Captain of SS Guardfish elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
Guardfish diving deep ....
PB Katsuragisan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Game question... Are there any factor(s) in the game causing a sub commander to “decide” not to open fire? The commander of SS Guardfish had been checked when the sub completed its 12/42 ship upgrade and not replaced. Commander has leadership/inspiration ratings of 64/58, his aggressiveness and naval ratings are not visible from the current ship display (while the sub remains at sea and on patrol). It’s probably certain the sub commander’s aggressiveness rating is at least 60 or I would have replaced him during the 12/42 upgrade. I’m less certain of the commander’s naval rating though it’s probably in the upper 50% of available ship commanders. My selection process for sub commanders includes leadership, naval and aggressiveness ratings as criteria. SS Guardfish has a nearly full load of torpedoes on board – appears to have fired torpedoes one time earlier on its current patrol. There were also no entries in the 1/30 Combat Events or Operations reports indicating SS Guardfish was spotted or attacked by other Jap air or naval forces. Note: the 12/42 ship upgrade process just completed for all US fleet subs included a check of each sub’s commander when the sub completed the upgrade and before the sub was returned to active operations.


US sub patrol in the southern sea approaches to Rabaul spots small Jap TF (3 ships, probable surface ASW) southeast of Rabaul (hex location 107, 127). No reported combat.

Sigint entry for 1/30 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Ndeni. Detected status of Ndeni shows unidentified Jap aircraft based there, no other visible Japanese forces or activity. Detected airfield size at Ndeni is 3(5), port size 1(1). Known Jap LCU located at Ndeni from available intelligence data include 15 Naval Gd, 5 JAAF AF Co and 12 Naval Construction Bn.

Daily coastwatcher entries from 1/30 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Koumac
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tanna
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Madang
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Port Moresby
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tanna
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 107,126 near Rabaul, Speed 12, Moving Southeast


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, 3 Jap TF in harbor, 72 aircraft (39 fighters, 33 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: Japanese launch ground assault on Chungking. AAR’s follow.

13 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn.

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 145261 troops, 1422 guns, 509 vehicles, Assault Value = 5415
Defending force 560579 troops, 3384 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19735
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 5
Japanese adjusted assault: 11
Allied adjusted defense: 24523
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2229 (fort level 5)

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

Japanese ground losses:
3705 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 767 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 73 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 41 disabled
Guns lost 108 (1 destroyed, 107 disabled)
Vehicles lost 58 (5 destroyed, 53 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
144 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
34th Division
17th Division
41st Division
22nd Division
8th Armored Car Co
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Division
40th Division
58th Division
70th Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade **
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Tank Regiment
37th Division
116th Division
26th Division
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
12th Army
2nd Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
11th Army
23rd Army
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
North China Area Army
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
23rd Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
30th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
74th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
47th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
18th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
99th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
16th Construction Regiment
259th Brigade
58th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
11th Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
38th New Chinese Division
16th Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
10th Construction Regiment
3rd Group Army
1st Group Army
3rd Construction Regiment
41st AA Regiment
98th Chinese Corps
43rd Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Base Force
38th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
9th Chinese Base Force
11th Chinese Base Force
9th Group Army
6th Group Army
1st Construction Regiment
12th Group Army
16th Group Army
33rd Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
30th Group Army
2nd War Area
39th Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
34th Group Army
35th Group Army
3rd War Area
37th Group Army
5th Construction Regiment
32nd Group Army
15th Chinese Base Force
6th Construction Regiment
17th Group Army
7th War Area
2nd Chinese Base Force
2nd Group Army
Lusu War Area
8th Construction Regiment
29th Group Army
22nd Artillery Regiment
1st Chinese Base Force
24th Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
20th Chinese Base Force
20th Group Army
22nd Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
7th Group Army
19th Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
13th Chinese Base Force
7th Artillery Regiment
Red Chinese Army
7th Chinese Base Force
Central Reserve
11th Group Army
6th Chinese Base Force
31st Group Army
12th Construction Regiment
1st War Area
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
27th Group Army
18th Group Army
21st Group Army
49th AA Regiment
Jingcha War Area
36th Group Army
11th Construction Regiment
26th Group Army
13th Construction Regiment
17th Chinese Base Force
18th Artillery Regiment
4th Group Army
5th War Area
CAF HQ
15th Group Army
8th Group Army
China Command
4th War Area
25th Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
6th War Area
23rd Group Army
13th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 491666 troops, 3269 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19723
Defending force 154209 troops, 1459 guns, 763 vehicles, Assault Value = 4791

Assaulting units:
(Chinese LCU same as AAR above)

Defending units:
(Japanese LCU same as AAR above)

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< Message edited by wneumann -- 8/29/2012 10:55:38 PM >

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Post #: 731
RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/28/2012 11:59:17 PM   
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Summary of Operations 2/01/43

Central Pacific: Sigint entries for 1/31 report intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Wotje and Nauru. Detected status of Nauru shows unidentified Jap aircraft based there. Otherwise no visible Japanese forces or activity observed at either Wotje or Nauru.


South Pacific: Jap transport convoy spotted by SS Guardfish on 1/31 intercepted by a second US sub patrol sub E of Tulagi. Location and sequence of the two US sub contacts indicate the Jap TF is moving northward from Ndeni. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Auki at 118,136 (E of Tulagi)

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kaisyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage (sunk)
xAKL Shinsoku Maru
xAKL Matsutan Maru
xAKL Kashi Maru
xAKL Sasago Maru
PB Katsuragisan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Permit

SS Permit launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Kaisyo Maru
Permit diving deep ....
PB Katsuragisan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...

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US submarine S-44 on patrol in the northern part of the sea “channel” between Noumea and Tanna reports spotting by enemy in a 1/31 Operations report entry, no information is available as to what S-44 was spotted by. A second US sub patrol is operating to the SE of S-44's position in the southern exit from this “channel”. Naval air search from Suva is also covering the southern exit area. Maybe nothing, maybe something…

Daily coastwatcher entries from 1/31 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Ndeni
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Gasmata
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Belep Islands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, 3 Jap TF in harbor, 78 aircraft (48 fighters, 30 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: Ground bombardments resume at Chungking. AAR’s follow.

13 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn. (no new arrivals)

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 144746 troops, 1459 guns, 383 vehicles, Assault Value = 4831
Defending force 560415 troops, 3380 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19727

Allied ground losses:
99 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units: (32 Jap LCU’s in Chungking)
116th Division
40th Division
13th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
34th Division
70th Division
13th Tank Regiment
17th Division
58th Division
41st Division
37th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
26th Division
North China Area Army
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
11th Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Armored Car Co
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
23rd Army
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
12th Army
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
85th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
16th Construction Regiment
65th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
75th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
38th New Chinese Division
35th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
56th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
76th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
89th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
33rd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
96th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
10th Construction Regiment
38th Group Army
Lusu War Area
6th Construction Regiment
15th Group Army
37th Group Army
35th Group Army
32nd Group Army
9th War Area
2nd Chinese Base Force
5th Construction Regiment
41st AA Regiment
1st War Area
7th War Area
4th War Area
20th Chinese Base Force
13th Group Army
9th Group Army
43rd Chinese Corps
Jingcha War Area
18th Chinese Base Force
12th Group Army
8th Construction Regiment
9th Chinese Base Force
57th AT Gun Regiment
27th Group Army
5th War Area
21st Group Army
6th Chinese Base Force
CAF HQ
36th Group Army
26th Group Army
Central Reserve
22nd Group Army
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
20th Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
25th Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
7th Chinese Base Force
2nd Group Army
3rd Group Army
29th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
12th Construction Regiment
4th Group Army
11th Chinese Base Force
24th Group Army
39th Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force
10th Chinese Base Force
1st Chinese Base Force
11th Construction Regiment
17th Group Army
18th Group Army
34th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
11th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force
23rd Group Army
16th Group Army
6th War Area
8th Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
31st Group Army
7th Artillery Regiment
22nd Artillery Regiment
13th Construction Regiment
6th Group Army
3rd War Area
1st Group Army
15th Chinese Base Force
China Command
33rd Group Army
1st Construction Regiment
2nd War Area
Red Chinese Army
7th Construction Regiment
7th Group Army
98th Chinese Corps
30th Group Army
19th Group Army
3rd Construction Regiment
49th AA Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 491550 troops, 3266 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19718
Defending force 154576 troops, 1459 guns, 763 vehicles, Assault Value = 4831

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

Assaulting units:
(Chinese LCU same as AAR above)

Defending units:
(Japanese LCU same as AAR above)

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< Message edited by wneumann -- 8/29/2012 12:00:37 AM >

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To answer your Game question about subs, commanders often decline to launch torpedoes at targets they deem very hard to hit, not worth torpedo expenditure or are inherently dangerous to attack, like ASW TF in following:

Sub attack near Oosthaven at 46,97 (S of Oosthaven)

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 8
PB Choyo Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Amberjack

Captain of SS Amberjack elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
Amberjack diving deep ....
PB Choyo Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/29/2012 10:48:34 PM   
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Saurdaker,

Appreciate your response to my question. My initial thought being it was somehow related to the sub's commander, the game doing some kind of check based on ____ , a failing result of the check possibly causing the commander to "chicken out" of the attack. Best theory I could come up with not really knowing for certain...

I had several other instances where this happened, having omitted one or more previous AAR(s) of this scenario from posting in the forum. I can easily see what you stated when going back to look at the instances I had where a sub commander decline to execute an attack - the common factor in all these AAR was the Japanese ship(s) encountered by the sub in the action. In AAR's of all these actions, all possible target ship(s) spotted in the Jap TF the sub was attacking were quite small (xAKL, PB, PC, etc) - they would certainly qualify as not being "worth the trouble". Also, there was sufficient ASW escort in each Jap TF where it was possible the sub could not safely obtain an attack position on its target. Either of these could have happened.

< Message edited by wneumann -- 8/29/2012 10:53:46 PM >

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Summary of Operations 2/02/43

Central Pacific: Sigint entry for 2/01 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Baker Is. Detected status of Baker Is shows unidentified Jap aircraft based there, otherwise no visible Japanese forces or activity.

US sub patrol reports contact with Jap transport convoy north of the Solomons. AAR follows.

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ASW attack near Ontong Java at 117,127 (NE of Ontong Java)

Japanese Ships
AK Yamahuku Maru
xAK Macassar Maru
xAK Konan Maru
PB Chiyo Maru #4

Allied Ships
SS Triton

SS Triton is sighted by escort
Triton diving deep ....
PB Chiyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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South Pacific: Daily coastwatcher entries from 2/01 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Port Moresby
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hoorn Islands
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 4 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed 11, Moving Northwest
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Madang
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher sighting: 4 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 4 Japanese ships at 105,125 near Rabaul, Speed 8, Moving West


Malacca Straits: US sub patrol (SS Kingfish) in northern entrance to the straits has contact with a Japanese transport TF at hex location 48, 70 (adjacent hex SE of Phuket). Jap TF contains 4 ships (one TK, three escorts) and reported moving on a S heading into the straits (probable destination Singapore). SS Kingfish also reporting contacts with Ki-30 Ann and Ki-49 Helen air patrols.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, 2 Jap TF in harbor (-1 from last report), 71 aircraft (43 fighters, 28 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


India: Remaining ships of transport convoy CD-17 (9 ships left after losing the xAK on 1/29) diverted from Colombo arrived this game turn at Bombay. The convoy is unloading its cargo (45K supply, no LCU or aircraft) in Bombay then returning to Capetown.


China: Japanese launch shock assault at Chungking. AAR’s follow.

12 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn.

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 146066 troops, 1468 guns, 473 vehicles, Assault Value = 4926
Defending force 558709 troops, 3375 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19655
Japanese adjusted assault: 13
Allied adjusted defense: 22653
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1742 (fort level 5)

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

Japanese ground losses:
5364 casualties reported
Squads: 28 destroyed, 496 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 56 disabled
Guns lost 80 (1 destroyed, 79 disabled)
Vehicles lost 43 (1 destroyed, 42 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
58th Division
40th Division
13th Division
70th Division
22nd Division
13th Tank Regiment
37th Division
34th Division
3rd Recon Battalion **
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
116th Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
41st Division
17th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
26th Division
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
11th Army
23rd Army
North China Area Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
8th Armored Car Co
12th Army
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
94th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
15th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
58th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
61st Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
31st Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
47th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
89th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
57th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
9th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
26th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
17th Construction Regiment
9th War Area
6th Construction Regiment
17th Chinese Base Force
36th Group Army
2nd Group Army
1st War Area
13th Chinese Base Force
18th Group Army
11th Group Army
27th Group Army
7th Artillery Regiment
24th Group Army
15th Chinese Base Force
3rd Construction Regiment
3rd Group Army
21st Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
37th Group Army
3rd War Area
7th Chinese Base Force
8th Construction Regiment
11th Construction Regiment
5th Construction Regiment
20th Chinese Base Force
22nd Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
5th War Area
9th Chinese Base Force
6th Chinese Base Force
25th Group Army
13th Construction Regiment
7th Group Army
33rd Group Army
Jingcha War Area
34th Group Army
98th Chinese Corps
Central Reserve
12th Group Army
32nd Group Army
20th Group Army
38th Group Army
22nd Artillery Regiment
CAF HQ
39th Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
11th Chinese Base Force
6th War Area
2nd Chinese Base Force
15th Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force
Red Chinese Army
19th Group Army
26th Group Army
31st Group Army
1st Chinese Base Force
8th Group Army
Lusu War Area
14th Construction Regiment
57th AT Gun Regiment
16th Group Army
35th Group Army
49th AA Regiment
4th Chinese Base Force
10th Construction Regiment
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
30th Group Army
China Command
41st AA Regiment
4th Group Army
43rd Chinese Corps
1st Group Army
13th Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force
4th War Area
7th War Area
17th Group Army
1st Construction Regiment
23rd Group Army
9th Group Army
2nd War Area
12th Construction Regiment
29th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
6th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 491566 troops, 3261 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19650
Defending force 150947 troops, 1467 guns, 852 vehicles, Assault Value = 4405

Assaulting units:
(Chinese LCU same as AAR above)

Defending units:
(Japanese LCU same as AAR above)

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< Message edited by wneumann -- 8/29/2012 10:58:13 PM >

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Summary of Operations 2/03/43

Central Pacific: Intercepted Jap radio transmissions from several locations reported in Sigint entries for 2/02 – locations include Roi-Namur, Nikunau and Ocean Is. Unidentified Jap aircraft were visible in detected statuses of Roi-Namur and Nikunau, no other visible Japanese forces or activity observed in these three bases.

Jap transport TF north of the Solomons previously intercepted by US subs on 1/31 and 2/01 caught again this game turn by a third US submarine patrol. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Ontong Java at 118,127 (NE of Ontong Java)

Japanese Ships
xAKL Assam Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage (sunk)
xAKL Shinsoku Maru
xAKL Matsutan Maru
xAKL Kashi Maru
xAKL Sasago Maru
xAKL Ryoyu Maru #21
PB Katsuragisan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Triton

SS Triton launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Assam Maru
Triton diving deep ....
PB Katsuragisan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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South Pacific: Unidentified Japanese TF (6 ships including 3 small escorts) was detected by US sub patrol in southern sea approaches outside Rabaul (hex location 107, 127). Jap TF reported moving on SE heading, apparently leaving Rabaul for an unknown destination. No reported combat occurred.

Daily coastwatcher entries from 2/02 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: xAK Sydney Maru #2 reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 115,136 near Auki, Speed 5, Moving Southwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 104,133 near Woodlark Island, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,137 near Tulagi, Speed 5, Moving Southwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed 10, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Salamaua
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Belep Islands
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hoorn Islands
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed 4, Moving Southwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 102,132 near Fergusson Island, Speed 6, Moving West


Australia: Transport convoy EX-24 (47 transport ships, one SC) arrives in Australia from the Eastern US. Cargo arriving aboard the convoy includes three LCU (142 USA Base Force, 44 & 45 USN Seabee Bns), 102K supply and 46K fuel. The SC arriving with the convoy is planned to remain in Australia for future deployment with South or SW Pacific theatre.


DEI: US sub patrol intercepts and sinks Jap submarine passing southward through the Sunda Straits into the Indian Ocean sea area. AAR follows.

This action is the third attack and sinking of a submarine by another submarine in this PBEM – the other two sinkings were Jap sub I-2 sunk SE of Port Moresby on 4/27/42 and US S-class sub S-38 sunk N of Auckland on 7/29/42.

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Sub vs Sub: SS Amberjack attacking SS I-121 at 46,97 (S of Oosthaven)

Japanese Ships
SS I-121, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage (sunk)

Allied Ships
SS Amberjack

SS Amberjack launches 4 torpedoes at 1,000 yards

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Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, 3 Jap TF in harbor (+1 from last report), 68 aircraft (44 fighters, 24 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: Japanese and Chinese forces at Chungking exchange ground bombardments. AAR’s follow.

11 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn. (no new arrivals)

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2847 troops, 265 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 4451
Defending force 558510 troops, 3372 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19651

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

Assaulting units:
116th Division
58th Division
13th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
40th Division
34th Division
17th Division
22nd Division
41st Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
3rd Recon Battalion
13th Tank Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
70th Division
26th Division
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
11th Army
1st Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
North China Area Army
12th Army
2nd Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
23rd Army
8th Armored Car Co
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
35th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
30th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
52nd Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
21st Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
79th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
94th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
42nd Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
50th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
14th Construction Regiment
41st AA Regiment
15th Group Army
21st Group Army
18th Group Army
8th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
5th War Area
9th Group Army
Lusu War Area
37th Group Army
2nd Group Army
12th Construction Regiment
7th Construction Regiment
6th War Area
13th Chinese Base Force
34th Group Army
3rd War Area
22nd Artillery Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
39th Group Army
98th Chinese Corps
3rd Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
26th Group Army
29th Group Army
16th Group Army
1st War Area
20th Chinese Base Force
11th Chinese Base Force
6th Chinese Base Force
10th Chinese Base Force
13th Group Army
43rd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Base Force
23rd Group Army
7th War Area
4th War Area
36th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
19th Group Army
13th Construction Regiment
China Command
32nd Group Army
8th Construction Regiment
3rd Construction Regiment
9th Chinese Base Force
38th Group Army
9th War Area
10th Construction Regiment
22nd Group Army
7th Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
15th Chinese Base Force
6th Group Army
12th Group Army
30th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force
1st Chinese Base Force
1st Group Army
35th Group Army
5th Construction Regiment
33rd Group Army
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
31st Group Army
6th Construction Regiment
CAF HQ
49th AA Regiment
27th Group Army
17th Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
2nd War Area
11th Construction Regiment
1st Construction Regiment
18th Chinese Base Force
20th Group Army
Central Reserve
Red Chinese Army
7th Chinese Base Force
Jingcha War Area
25th Group Army
4th Group Army
24th Group Army
11th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 491530 troops, 3258 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19650
Defending force 151367 troops, 1467 guns, 852 vehicles, Assault Value = 4451

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

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

Assaulting units:
(Chinese LCU same as AAR above)

Defending units:
(Japanese LCU same as AAR above)

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 9/2/2012 12:05:12 AM   
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Summary of Operations 2/04/43

Central Pacific: US sub patrol intercepts Jap transport TF near Truk. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Truk at 114,113 (SE of Truk, W of Ponape)

Japanese Ships
xAK Macassar Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage (sunk)
AK Yamahuku Maru
xAK Konan Maru
PB Chiyo Maru #4

Allied Ships
SS Shad

SS Shad launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Macassar Maru
Shad diving deep ....
PB Chiyo Maru #4 attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sigint entries for 2/03 report intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Roi-Namur and Tabiteuea. Detected statuses of the two bases show unidentified Jap aircraft based at both Roi-Namur and Tabiteuea, unidentified ship(s) in port at Tabiteuea. No other visible Japanese forces or activity.


South Pacific: Unidentified Jap submarine detected in Suva base hex. At this time I only have AMc permanently stationed in Suva due to risk of naval air attack, therefore no surface ASW immediately available to engage the sub. My estimate is the Jap sub is either a minelayer (already in the process of laying mines) or was sent there to attack a small Allied transport TF that was spotted in Suva but has since completed unloading and now departed. If there are Jap mines in Suva, the minesweepers will find them soon enough.

Up to this point in the campaign, Pillager has utilized submarine minelaying more than I have. For most of 1942 minelaying has not been particularly extensive on either side and until recently there’s been rather little of it (and less than I expected). I have not made Allied submarine mine laying a particularly high priority. My estimate is that Pillager may increasingly resort to minelaying by Japanese subs as a “hit and run” measure to interdict Allied transport traffic rather than station subs in patrol areas off major Allied bases where they (Jap subs) can become targets of opportunity. From the behavior of Jap submarine patrols I’ve observed, Pillager in most instances almost immediately removes Jap sub patrols once he knows they are spotted – perhaps on the assumption Allied ASW forces will quickly appear to attack them. This observation especially true in or near sea areas known to be within reach of Allied ASW forces.

Daily coastwatcher entries from 2/03 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Gasmata
Coastwatcher Report: xAK Hohuku Maru reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 102,132 near Fergusson Island, Speed 8, Moving West
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,133 near Milne Bay, Speed 4, Moving Southwest
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hoorn Islands
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown


DEI: Sigint entry for 2/03 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Palembang. Detected status of Palembang shows 2 Jap ships (both xAK) anchored in port, 7 aircraft (4 fighters, 3 bombers). Detected port size in Palembang is 4(1), airfield size 4(4). Jap LCU identified in Palembang from available intelligence data include Combined Fleet & 1st Fleet HQ’s, 3 & 28 Shipping Engineer Rgts, 41 JNAF AF Unit and 18th Infantry Division.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, no Jap TF in harbor (-3 from last report), 73 aircraft (49 fighters, 24 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s. Unidentified Jap aircraft are also detected in Bassein.


China: Japanese launch another shock assault at Chungking. AAR’s follow.

7 detected Japanese LCU remain in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn.

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 9508 troops, 360 guns, 207 vehicles, Assault Value = 4876
Defending force 558453 troops, 3366 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19653
Japanese adjusted assault: 0
Allied adjusted defense: 20993

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 5)

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

Japanese ground losses:
1863 casualties reported
Squads: 109 destroyed, 125 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 63 disabled
Engineers: 54 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 105 (17 destroyed, 88 disabled)
Vehicles lost 73 (13 destroyed, 60 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
37th Division
13th Tank Regiment
3rd Mobile Engineer Regiment **
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Mobile Infantry Regiment **
3rd Recon Battalion
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
40th Division
34th Division
58th Division
41st Division
22nd Division
13th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade **
17th Division
70th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
116th Division
26th Division
2nd Mortar Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
23rd Army
8th Armored Car Co
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
1st Mortar Battalion
North China Area Army
12th Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Mobile AA Battalion **
3rd Mobile Field Artillery Regiment **
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
22nd Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
36th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
41st Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
8th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
37th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
15th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
50th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
91st Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
1st War Area
6th Construction Regiment
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
6th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
6th War Area
11th Construction Regiment
36th Group Army
34th Group Army
11th Chinese Base Force
6th Chinese Base Force
98th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Base Force
Central Reserve
2nd War Area
20th Chinese Base Force
10th Chinese Base Force
38th Group Army
29th Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
23rd Group Army
12th Construction Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
1st Group Army
41st AA Regiment
10th Construction Regiment
8th Construction Regiment
22nd Group Army
39th Group Army
30th Group Army
26th Group Army
13th Group Army
16th Group Army
5th Construction Regiment
4th War Area
3rd War Area
24th Group Army
20th Group Army
33rd Group Army
2nd Group Army
37th Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
9th Chinese Base Force
7th Artillery Regiment
32nd Group Army
25th Group Army
31st Group Army
49th AA Regiment
China Command
Lusu War Area
7th Chinese Base Force
27th Group Army
3rd Group Army
4th Group Army
7th War Area
12th Group Army
43rd Chinese Corps
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Base Force
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
17th Group Army
3rd Construction Regiment
7th Construction Regiment
19th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
Jingcha War Area
5th War Area
1st Construction Regiment
18th Group Army
21st Group Army
13th Construction Regiment
9th Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force
Red Chinese Army
CAF HQ
15th Group Army
35th Group Army
7th Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force
57th AT Gun Regiment
11th Group Army
8th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 491554 troops, 3252 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19647
Defending force 159470 troops, 1602 guns, 1138 vehicles, Assault Value = 4660

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

Assaulting units:
(Chinese LCU same as AAR above)

Defending units:
(Japanese LCU same as AAR above)

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 9/6/2012 2:53:05 PM   
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Summary of Operations 2/05/43

Central Pacific: US sub patrol intercepts escorted Japanese transport near Truk. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Truk at 112,111 (S of Truk)

Japanese Ships
xAK Sydney Maru
PB Chiyo Maru #4

Allied Ships
SS Halibut

SS Halibut launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Sydney Maru
Halibut diving deep ....
PB Chiyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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South Pacific: No further contact with the unidentified Jap submarine detected last game turn in Suva base hex. Allied minesweepers stationed in Suva have detected no Japanese mines.

US sub patrol encounters Jap surface ASW in southern sea approaches to Rabaul. AAR from recent combat experience are showing ASW weapons carried by Jap light surface ASW (mainly PB) has been largely ineffective, particularly against US fleet subs. Many depth charges dropped in attacks by Jap light surface ASW ships detonate above the depth where the US sub is located. This situation may change in the future and will certainly be watched. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Feni Islands at 107,128 (S of Rabaul)

Japanese Ships
PB Magan Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Myoken Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf

SS Seawolf launches 2 torpedoes at PB Magan Maru
Seawolf diving deep ....
PB Nanpo Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Myoken Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub

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Daily coastwatcher entries from 2/04 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Madang
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Belep Islands
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Efate
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,133 near Milne Bay, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Thousand Ships Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Finschhafen
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Port Moresby
Coastwatcher Report: AK Momokawa Maru reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,133 near Milne Bay, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 104,133 near Woodlark Island, Speed unknown



DEI: Intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Palembang reported again in a Sigint entry for 2/04. Detected status of Palembang shows aircraft based there, also ship(s) anchored in port. No other visible Japanese forces or activity.

US sub patrol off southern exit from Sunda Straits (between Java and Sumatra) reports contact with probable Jap surface ASW (two ships including 1 PG, 1 PB). No combat reported.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, 3 Jap TF in harbor (+3 from last report), 73 aircraft (38 fighters, 35 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: Japanese and Chinese ground forces at Chungking exchange bombardment attacks. AAR’s follow.

6 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn.

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3401 troops, 302 guns, 141 vehicles, Assault Value = 5178
Defending force 558640 troops, 3360 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19646

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

Assaulting units:
22nd Division
3rd Mobile Infantry Regiment
41st Division
58th Division
70th Division
40th Division
13th Division
13th Tank Regiment
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Recon Battalion
17th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
34th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
8th Armored Car Co
116th Division
39th Division **
26th Division
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
12th Army
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Mobile Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mobile AA Battalion
23rd Army
11th Army
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mobile Engineer Regiment
North China Area Army
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
92nd Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
74th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
75th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
40th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
48th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
50th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
18th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
86th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
259th Brigade
77th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
China Command
22nd Group Army
7th Chinese Base Force
7th Artillery Regiment
1st Chinese Base Force
11th Construction Regiment
2nd Group Army
3rd Construction Regiment
5th Construction Regiment
1st War Area
7th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force
4th War Area
6th Construction Regiment
6th Chinese Base Force
30th Group Army
37th Group Army
1st Construction Regiment
36th Group Army
38th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
35th Group Army
39th Group Army
9th Group Army
33rd Group Army
3rd War Area
6th Group Army
3rd Group Army
1st Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
21st Group Army
98th Chinese Corps
5th War Area
18th Chinese Base Force
20th Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
16th Group Army
10th Construction Regiment
11th Chinese Base Force
8th Construction Regiment
2nd War Area
4th Chinese Base Force
9th Chinese Base Force
43rd Chinese Corps
25th Group Army
27th Group Army
15th Group Army
15th Chinese Base Force
32nd Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force
19th Group Army
12th Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
8th Group Army
14th Group Army
41st AA Regiment
26th Group Army
13th Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
18th Group Army
34th Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force
10th Chinese Base Force
29th Group Army
6th War Area
CAF HQ
12th Construction Regiment
7th War Area
Central Reserve
13th Construction Regiment
9th War Area
31st Group Army
17th Group Army
Jingcha War Area
7th Construction Regiment
Lusu War Area
14th Construction Regiment
24th Group Army
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
49th AA Regiment
11th Group Army
4th Group Army
23rd Group Army
Red Chinese Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 491535 troops, 3246 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19641
Defending force 172802 troops, 1706 guns, 1180 vehicles, Assault Value = 5178

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

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

Assaulting units:
(Chinese LCU same as AAR above)

Defending units:
(Japanese LCU same as AAR above)

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 9/6/2012 11:18:26 PM   
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Summary of Operations 2/06/43

Japanese Home Islands: Two Sigint entries for 2/05 report heavy volumes of intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Tokyo, appears Pillager may have some kind of substantial Japanese activity in progress at Tokyo. No visible Japanese forces (TF’s) or activity at Tokyo is shown on map. Detected status of Tokyo base hex does show 122 ships in port, 62 aircraft (15 fighters, 28 bombers), no information on LCU’s.

While there are occasional Sigint reports of Jap radio transmissions from Tokyo which I don’t report normally, the presence of two Sigint entries in the same game turn reporting heavy intercepted radio transmissions from the same location could be considered an unusual event. A number of US patrol subs are operating in sea areas immediately south of the Japanese Home Islands, contact(s) may possibly be reported by one or more of these subs in the next several days if these Sigint entries are indicating a departure of Japanese ships from Tokyo.


Eastern US: Transport convoy EX-29 (39 ships) departing Eastern US this game turn for Australia via Capetown. Cargo aboard the convoy includes 4 LCU’s (HQ XIV Corps, 36 Aviation Base Force, 1 USMC Corps Tank Bn, 1 USN Naval Construction Rgt), 135K supply and 26K fuel.


Central Pacific: US sub patrol engages Japanese surface ASW near Truk. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Truk at 112,105 (N of Truk)

Japanese Ships
PB Shotoku Maru (dud torpedo hit)
SC Ch 19
PB Heizan Maru
PB Tenzan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Scorpion

SS Scorpion launches 2 torpedoes at PB Shotoku Maru
PB Heizan Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Tenzan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sigint entries for 2/05 report intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Roi-Namur and Mili in the Marshalls. Detected status of Roi-Namur shows unidentified Jap planes based there, otherwise no visible Japanese forces or activity at either Roi-Namur or Mili.


South Pacific: Daily coastwatcher entries from 2/05 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Salamaua
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Koumac
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 4 Japanese ships at 107,126 near Rabaul, Speed 13, Moving Northeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,133 near Milne Bay, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 104,133 near Woodlark Island, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 102,133 near Normanby Island, Speed 5, Moving East
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Gasmata
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Koumac
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Efate
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 102,133 near Normanby Island, Speed 6, Moving East


Andaman Sea: US sub patrol intercepts small Jap transport TF. Sub also reports contact with Ki-49 Helen air patrol. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Mergui at 50,62 (SW of Mergui)

Japanese Ships
TK Hofuku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch 39
DD Wakatake
DD Numakaze

Allied Ships
SS Peto

SS Peto launches 2 torpedoes at TK Hofuku Maru
Peto diving deep ....
DD Wakatake fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Numakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub

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Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, 3 Jap TF in harbor, 68 aircraft (46 fighters, 22 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: Japanese and Chinese ground forces at Chungking exchange bombardment attacks. AAR’s follow.

6+ detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn. (no new arrivals)

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3432 troops, 310 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 5249
Defending force 559108 troops, 3359 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19659

Allied ground losses:
65 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
34th Division
3rd Recon Battalion
8th Armored Car Co
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Mobile Engineer Regiment
70th Division
13th Tank Regiment
58th Division
40th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th Division
39th Division
41st Division
13th Division
3rd Mobile Infantry Regiment
22nd Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
116th Division
26th Division
3rd Mobile AA Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
North China Area Army
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
23rd Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
12th Army
3rd Mobile Field Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
11th Army
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
26th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
46th Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
22nd Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
99th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
77th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
7th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
90th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
15th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
73rd Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
7th New Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
17th Construction Regiment
16th Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
38th Group Army
20th Group Army
49th AA Regiment
13th Construction Regiment
China Command
8th Construction Regiment
9th Group Army
15th Chinese Base Force
2nd Chinese Base Force
17th Group Army
32nd Group Army
23rd Group Army
14th Group Army
34th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
2nd Group Army
16th Chinese Base Force
25th Group Army
33rd Group Army
36th Group Army
29th Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
9th War Area
1st Construction Regiment
30th Group Army
CAF HQ
11th Chinese Base Force
6th Construction Regiment
8th Group Army
4th Group Army
10th Construction Regiment
3rd Group Army
3rd Construction Regiment
41st AA Regiment
12th Construction Regiment
17th Chinese Base Force
5th Construction Regiment
13th Chinese Base Force
2nd War Area
7th War Area
7th Artillery Regiment
6th Chinese Base Force
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
6th Group Army
1st Group Army
43rd Chinese Corps
31st Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
15th Group Army
39th Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
27th Group Army
6th War Area
Lusu War Area
1st Chinese Base Force
11th Construction Regiment
7th Group Army
35th Group Army
11th Group Army
12th Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force
37th Group Army
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
Central Reserve
26th Group Army
Jingcha War Area
7th Chinese Base Force
13th Group Army
Red Chinese Army
5th War Area
18th Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force
4th War Area
98th Chinese Corps
21st Group Army
19th Group Army
24th Group Army
1st War Area
9th Chinese Base Force
22nd Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
14th Construction Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 491415 troops, 3243 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19653
Defending force 173765 troops, 1716 guns, 1188 vehicles, Assault Value = 5249

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

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

Assaulting units:
(Chinese LCU same as AAR above)

Defending units:
(Japanese LCU same as AAR above)

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Summary of Operations 2/07/43

Central Pacific: Unidentified Jap TF(s) detected and visible on-map at Kwajalein. No available information as to number of TF(s), composition or movement.

Sigint entry for 2/06 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Ocean Is. Detected status of Ocean Is shows no visible Japanese forces or activity.

Heavy volume of intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Truk reported in another Sigint entry for 2/06. Detected status of Truk shows the expected Jap aircraft based there, also ship(s) anchored in port. Otherwise no visible Japanese forces or activity.


South Pacific: US sub patrol reports contact with Jap transport TF near Rabaul. AAR follows.

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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,128 (S of Rabaul)

Japanese Ships
xAKL Heiwa Maru
E W-16

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf

SS Seawolf is sighted by escort
Seawolf diving deep ....
E W-16 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Daily coastwatcher entries from 2/06 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Finschhafen
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 107,126 near Rabaul, Speed 6, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 4 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed 12, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 5 ships in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Manus
Coastwatcher Report: 5 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown


Andaman Sea: Dutch sub O-21 reports contact with Jap Ki-49 Helen air patrol.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, 4 Jap TF in harbor (+1 from last report), 62 aircraft (44 fighters, 18 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: Japanese and Chinese ground forces at Chungking exchange bombardment attacks. AAR’s follow.

6 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn. (none reported this game turn)

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3437 troops, 311 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 5309
Defending force 559085 troops, 3360 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19668

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

Allied ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
8th Armored Car Co
22nd Division
17th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Mobile Infantry Regiment
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Recon Battalion
40th Division
13th Division
39th Division
41st Division
13th Tank Regiment
58th Division
116th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
34th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Mobile Engineer Regiment
70th Division
26th Division
3rd Mobile AA Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
12th Army
23rd Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Mobile Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
North China Area Army
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
13th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
45th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
259th Brigade
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
46th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
57th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
39th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
99th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
75th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
58th Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
7th Chinese Base Force
17th Group Army
20th Artillery Regiment
41st AA Regiment
4th War Area
9th Group Army
15th Chinese Base Force
Jingcha War Area
13th Group Army
Red Chinese Army
5th Construction Regiment
30th Group Army
2nd War Area
7th Artillery Regiment
Central Reserve
27th Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
18th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force
10th Construction Regiment
1st Construction Regiment
32nd Group Army
25th Group Army
36th Group Army
8th Group Army
33rd Group Army
26th Group Army
49th AA Regiment
20th Group Army
35th Group Army
12th Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
7th Group Army
China Command
7th War Area
18th Chinese Base Force
57th AT Gun Regiment
3rd Construction Regiment
4th Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
6th War Area
24th Group Army
9th War Area
6th Chinese Base Force
43rd Chinese Corps
38th Group Army
15th Group Army
39th Group Army
98th Chinese Corps
2nd Group Army
12th Construction Regiment
13th Chinese Base Force
13th Construction Regiment
4th Group Army
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
8th Construction Regiment
CAF HQ
11th Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
21st Group Army
Lusu War Area
16th Chinese Base Force
11th Construction Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
11th Chinese Base Force
37th Group Army
14th Group Army
29th Group Army
1st Group Army
3rd Group Army
19th Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force
1st War Area
10th Chinese Base Force
22nd Group Army
5th War Area
1st Chinese Base Force
16th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
23rd Group Army
34th Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
31st Group Army
6th Group Army
6th Construction Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 491465 troops, 3243 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19659
Defending force 174371 troops, 1717 guns, 1188 vehicles, Assault Value = 5309

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

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

Assaulting units:
(Chinese LCU same as AAR above)

Defending units:
(Japanese LCU same as AAR above)

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Summary of Operations 2/08/43

Japanese Home Islands: An interesting observation while investigating a Sigint entry for 2/07 showing unidentified Jap TF in the Yellow Sea likely enroute to or from Port Arthur. I currently have a group of US fleet subs enroute from Pearl Harbor for patrol areas near Formosa to intercept Jap transport shipping between the SRA and Japanese Home Islands. Alternate patrol areas now under consideration for these subs would intercept Jap transports moving between ports in Manchuria and northern China (i.e. Shanghai & Port Arthur) and the Japanese Home Islands – this alternative could be more lucrative especially if Pillager can or is now doing overland movement of oil, resources, etc from the SRA northward through China then transporting by sea from Chinese ports to Japan.

If at all possible or feasible, overland transport through China could be desirable from a Japanese point of view – shorter sea transport routes would allow more effective use of the Japanese merchant fleet. However, there is another side to shorter routes for Japanese sea transport. Shorter routes allow easier concentration of US sub patrols against Jap shipping, also increased probability of intercepting Jap transport ships.

At this point, it’s all theory. Though I am tempted to dispatch one or more US subs from the group bound for Formosa and do a modest investigation to prove or disprove the theory. Worst case, it accomplishes nothing – best case, my subs could find “the jugular”.


Central Pacific: Heavy volume of intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Kwajalein reported in two Sigint entries for 2/07. Detected status of Kwajalein shows the expected Jap aircraft based there, also ship(s) anchored in port. Unidentified Jap TF(s) that were reported visible in Kwajalein on 2/07 are no longer there and likely departed. It’s quite possible the two Sigint entries at Kwajalein are associated with departure of the Jap TF from Kwajalein and/or any orders Pillager issued for the TF.

Sigint entry for 2/07 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Wake Is. Detected status of Wake shows unidentified Jap planes based there, no other visible Japanese forces or activity. Detected airfield size at Wake is 3(0), port size 1(0). Jap LCU known to be located on Wake Is from available intelligence includes 14 JNAF AF Unit, Maizuru 2 SNLF.

Unidentified Japanese TF(s) visible on the game map at hex location 120, 90 (SW of Marcus Is). Japanese activity at this hex location was not indicated in any of the 2/07 game turn reports. No information available as to the number of TF at this hex, their composition or movement.


South Pacific: ASW escort from small Allied transport TF engages Jap submarine in sea approaches to Auckland. Operations and Combat Events report entries for 2/07 indicate a E14Y1 Glen floatplane spotted flying near this hex location – this plane likely operating from Jap sub I-1. AAR follows.

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ASW attack near Auckland at 117,185 (due E of Auckland)

Japanese Ships
SS I-1

Allied Ships
DD Whipple
xAKL De Haan
xAKL De Klerk
xAKL Kailua
DD Schley

SS I-1 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Whipple
I-1 diving deep ....
DD Schley fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Daily coastwatcher entries from 2/07 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Ndeni
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Efate
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Manus
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Belep Islands
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown


Australia: Transport convoy EX-25 (39 ships) arrives in Australia from the Eastern US. Cargo arriving aboard the convoy includes 149K supply and 28K fuel, no LCU or air units.


DEI: US sub patrol off southern exit from Sunda Straits attacks Jap surface ASW. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Oosthaven at 46,97 (S of Oosthaven)

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 8
PB Choyo Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Amberjack

SS Amberjack launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 8
Amberjack diving deep ....
PB Choyo Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Several Jap LCU transfers into the DEI reported in Sigint entries for 2/08. My view at this point is these LCU movements are reinforcing defensive positions.

* 18 Tank Regiment now located at Tjilatjap, previous location of this LCU was Tokyo.
* 48th Infantry Division now located at Koepang (Timor), previously located in Manila.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – 2 Japanese ships anchored in port (+2 from last report), 3 Jap TF in harbor (-1 from last report), 81 aircraft (48 fighters, 33 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: Japanese launch shock assault at Chungking. AAR’s follow.

3 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn.

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 4505 troops, 364 guns, 237 vehicles, Assault Value = 5399
Defending force 558914 troops, 3357 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19649
Japanese adjusted assault: 12
Allied adjusted defense: 24501
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2041 (fort level 5)

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

Japanese ground losses:
283 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 115 (74 destroyed, 41 disabled)
Vehicles lost 101 (23 destroyed, 78 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
100 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units: (36 Jap LCU’s now at Chungking)
116th Division
34th Division
40th Division
58th Division
13th Division
41st Division
17th Tank Regiment **
70th Division
3rd Mobile Infantry Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Recon Battalion
22nd Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
8th Armored Car Co
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th Division
13th Tank Regiment
39th Division
3rd Mobile Engineer Regiment
26th Division
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
North China Area Army
1st Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
11th Army
2nd Mortar Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion **
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
12th Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
23rd Army
3rd Mobile Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Mobile AA Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
74th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
100th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
91st Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
83rd Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
13th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
38th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
75th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
76th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
6th Group Army
8th Construction Regiment
4th Chinese Base Force
4th Group Army
1st Group Army
1st War Area
41st AA Regiment
11th Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
CAF HQ
35th Group Army
33rd Group Army
2nd Group Army
43rd Chinese Corps
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
6th Chinese Base Force
11th Construction Regiment
15th Chinese Base Force
7th Chinese Base Force
37th Group Army
98th Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Base Force
18th Chinese Base Force
2nd Chinese Base Force
7th Construction Regiment
16th Chinese Base Force
39th Group Army
4th War Area
29th Group Army
1st Chinese Base Force
32nd Group Army
38th Group Army
7th Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force
5th War Area
Jingcha War Area
22nd Group Army
19th Group Army
27th Group Army
3rd War Area
5th Construction Regiment
6th Construction Regiment
20th Group Army
18th Group Army
12th Construction Regiment
26th Group Army
31st Group Army
Central Reserve
20th Artillery Regiment
15th Group Army
12th Group Army
49th AA Regiment
8th Group Army
24th Group Army
2nd War Area
3rd Construction Regiment
14th Group Army
9th Group Army
Red Chinese Army
36th Group Army
30th Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force
17th Group Army
Lusu War Area
14th Construction Regiment
13th Group Army
7th Artillery Regiment
9th War Area
9th Chinese Base Force
25th Group Army
7th War Area
16th Group Army
13th Construction Regiment
1st Construction Regiment
6th War Area
21st Group Army
3rd Group Army
China Command
11th Chinese Base Force
23rd Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
10th Chinese Base Force
34th Group Army
10th Construction Regiment
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 491343 troops, 3241 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19640
Defending force 175349 troops, 1712 guns, 1265 vehicles, Assault Value = 5363

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

Assaulting units:
(Chinese LCU same as AAR above)

Defending units:
(Japanese LCU same as AAR above)

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Summary of Operations 2/09/43

Japanese Home Islands: Unidentified Japanese TF(s) visible on the game map at hex location 110, 63 (S of Osaka/Kyoto) – Japanese activity at this hex location was not shown in any of the 2/08 game turn reports. No information available as to the number of TF at this hex, their composition or movement.

Sigint entry for 2/08 reports Jap 5 Armored Car Co now located at Tokyo. 5 Armored Car Co was previously eliminated in ground combat (in China) near Sian on 5/23/42. The Sigint entry indicates Pillager rebuilt this LCU from the “dead pile” and it has since re-entered the game.

US submarine Drum attacked by Ki-49 Helen air patrol E of Iwo Jima. No reported hits or damage.


Central Pacific: Intercepted Jap radio transmissions from several locations in the Marshall Islands reported in Sigint entries for 2/08 – including Eniwetok, Majuro and Mili. Detected status of Majuro shows one or more unidentified Jap LCU, presence of Majuro Base Force (IJN) at Majuro was reported in another 2/08 Sigint entry. No other visible Japanese forces or activity observed at the three bases.

US sub patrol intercepts what is probably the unidentified Jap TF spotted near Marcus Is on 2/08. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Marcus Island at 120,87 (WSW of Marcus Is)

Japanese Ships
xAK Hakodate Maru (dud torpedo hit)
xAK Mansyu Maru
xAK Hakonesan Maru
PB Shonon Maru #10

Allied Ships
SS Flying Fish

SS Flying Fish launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Hakodate Maru
Flying Fish diving deep ....
PB Shonon Maru #10 attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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South Pacific: ASW escort from the same small Allied transport TF engaged last game turn by Jsu sub I-1 encounters another Jap submarine E of Auckland. AAR follows.

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ASW attack near Raoul Island at 125,185 (SW of Raoul Is)

Japanese Ships
SS I-19, hits 1 (possible forward torpedo tube damage)

Allied Ships
xAKL De Haan
xAKL De Klerk
xAKL Kailua
xAKL Hamakua
DD Schley

SS I-19 is sighted by escort
DD Schley attacking submerged sub ....
DD Schley attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-19 eludes ASW attack from DD Schley
SS I-19 eludes DD Schley by diving deep
DD Schley fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sigint entry for 2/08 reports intercepted radio transmissions from an unidentified Jap submarine S of Norfolk Is (hex location 113, 172). Movement information for the Jap sub was not available.

Sigint entry for 2/08 reports heavy volume of intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Truk. Detected status of Truk shows the expected Jap aircraft based there, also ship(s) anchored in port. No other visible Japanese forces or activity observed. I have six US sub patrols currently operating within a 6-8 hex radius of Truk – intended to spot and if possible attack Japanese ship movements into or out of the base. This picket line also serves to catch any movement of the KB or Jap surface naval forces from Truk when Pillager is operating these forces from there. Other major Japanese naval bases in the Pacific theatres are being watched in a similar manner.

US sub patrol engages Jap surface ASW in southern sea approach to Rabaul. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Rabaul at 106,128 (S of Rabaul)

Japanese Ships
PB Myoken Maru (dud torpedo hit)
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Nanpo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf

SS Seawolf launches 2 torpedoes at PB Myoken Maru
Seawolf diving deep ....
PB Nanpo Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Myoken Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Daily coastwatcher entries from 2/08 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Finschhafen
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Koumac
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 5 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed 5, Moving Northwest


Andaman Sea: Dutch sub O-21 spots possible Jap surface ASW or minesweeping TF (2 DMS) south of Rangoon (hex location 52, 57) moving on a NW heading, probable destination of the TF is Rangoon. O-21 also attacked by Ki-49 Helen air patrol. No reported hits or damage.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port (-2 from last report), 2 Jap TF in harbor (-1 from last report), 84 aircraft (49 fighters, 35 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: No Japanese attack at Chungking this game turn. Chinese bombardment attack. AAR follows.

3 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn. (no new arrivals, note that all sub-units of 3rd Tank Division had been at Chungking and combined to form its parent LCU)

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 491210 troops, 3238 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19630
Defending force 176301 troops, 1729 guns, 1275 vehicles, Assault Value = 5440

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:
167 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
11th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
90th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
21st Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
10th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
36th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
53rd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
85th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
41st Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
20th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
100th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
34th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
11th Chinese Base Force
16th Group Army
37th Group Army
6th War Area
25th Group Army
8th Construction Regiment
27th Group Army
32nd Group Army
Lusu War Area
35th Group Army
10th Construction Regiment
7th Chinese Base Force
15th Chinese Base Force
39th Group Army
17th Group Army
5th Construction Regiment
13th Chinese Base Force
6th Construction Regiment
2nd Chinese Base Force
Jingcha War Area
1st Chinese Base Force
7th War Area
36th Group Army
38th Group Army
21st Group Army
CAF HQ
33rd Group Army
1st Group Army
11th Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
24th Group Army
23rd Group Army
12th Group Army
5th War Area
41st AA Regiment
China Command
43rd Chinese Corps
29th Group Army
16th Chinese Base Force
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
18th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
13th Construction Regiment
14th Construction Regiment
6th Group Army
49th AA Regiment
98th Chinese Corps
20th Group Army
26th Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force
34th Group Army
12th Construction Regiment
2nd Group Army
Central Reserve
4th Group Army
30th Group Army
9th War Area
13th Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
57th AT Gun Regiment
4th War Area
3rd Construction Regiment
17th Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
19th Group Army
14th Group Army
11th Construction Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
3rd Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force
15th Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force
2nd War Area
20th Artillery Regiment
22nd Group Army
31st Group Army
8th Group Army
6th Chinese Base Force
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Base Force
7th Group Army
Red Chinese Army
1st Construction Regiment
4th Chinese Base Force
1st War Area
9th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
70th Division
40th Division
116th Division
22nd Division
3rd Tank Division (sub-units combined this game turn to form divisional LCU)
34th Division
13th Division
37th Division
8th Armored Car Co
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
39th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th Division
41st Division
26th Division
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
11th Army
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
12th Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
North China Area Army
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
23rd Army
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

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Manchuria: Jap 4 Independent Mountain Gun Rgt was reported at hex location 100, 40 (southern Manchuria) in a Sigint entry for 2/09 – this report together with the previous location of 4 Mountain Gun Rgt indicates Pillager is possibly transferring LCU from the Kwantung Army southward into China to reinforce the attack on Chungking. Previous reported location of 4 Mountain Gun Rgt was Port Arthur, showing movement of this LCU from Port Arthur southward toward the main part of China.


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Summary of Operations 2/10/43

Eastern US: Transport convoy EX-30 (33 ships) departing for Australia via Capetown. Cargo loaded aboard the convoy includes 64K fuel.


US West Coast: Intercepted radio transmissions from an unidentified Jap submarine was reported in a Sigint entry for 2/09 – reported position of the sub at hex location 204, 53 (WSW of Victoria). No Allied ships are currently in the area or expected to pass near this contact. Canadian naval air search now activated to track this contact, surface ASW is being readied to sortie.


North Pacific: Sigint entry for 2/09 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Paramushiro Jima. Detected status at Paramushiro Jima shows no visible Japanese forces or activity. Current detected airfield size at Paramushiro Jima is 4(4), port size 1(1).


Central Pacific: Sigint entry for 2/09 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Gardner Is. Detected status of Gardner Is shows no visible Japanese forces or activity. No visible evidence of airfield or port construction observed at Gardner Is.


South Pacific: Sigint entry for 2/09 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Munda. Detected status of Munda shows no visible Japanese forces or activity. Current detected airfield size at Munda is 2(3), port size 0(2).

Daily coastwatcher entries from 2/09 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,137 near Tulagi, Speed 10, Moving Northeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 107,126 near Rabaul, Speed 11, Moving Northeast
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Port Moresby
Coastwatcher Report: 7 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Koumac
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed 16, Moving Northwest


Southeast Asia: Sigint entry for 2/09 reports Jap 9 Medium Field Artillery Rgt now located at Singapore, this LCU transferred from the Kwantung Army. Previous reported location of 9 Artillery Rgt was Port Arthur.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, 1 Jap TF in harbor (-1 from last report), 61 aircraft (38 fighters, 23 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: No Japanese attack at Chungking this game turn. Chinese bombardment attack. AAR follows.

3 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn. (no new arrivals)

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 785 troops, 136 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19623
Defending force 176653 troops, 1729 guns, 1276 vehicles, Assault Value = 5470

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

Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Assaulting units:
94th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
76th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
53rd Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
75th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
72nd Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
52nd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
2nd Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
14th Group Army
9th War Area
18th Group Army
7th War Area
6th Group Army
11th Construction Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
22nd Group Army
4th Group Army
1st Group Army
15th Chinese Base Force
6th Chinese Base Force
36th Group Army
98th Chinese Corps
5th War Area
9th Group Army
37th Group Army
China Command
8th Construction Regiment
19th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force
33rd Group Army
13th Group Army
16th Group Army
7th Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force
11th Chinese Base Force
1st War Area
3rd War Area
10th Construction Regiment
8th Group Army
1st Construction Regiment
35th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force
2nd Chinese Base Force
25th Group Army
1st Chinese Base Force
24th Group Army
3rd Group Army
16th Chinese Base Force
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
4th War Area
49th AA Regiment
5th Construction Regiment
2nd Group Army
6th War Area
15th Group Army
20th Artillery Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
3rd Construction Regiment
38th Group Army
34th Group Army
Lusu War Area
32nd Group Army
2nd War Area
13th Chinese Base Force
Red Chinese Army
7th Chinese Base Force
14th Construction Regiment
30th Group Army
27th Group Army
11th Group Army
39th Group Army
CAF HQ
7th Construction Regiment
13th Construction Regiment
23rd Group Army
29th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
41st AA Regiment
17th Group Army
6th Construction Regiment
26th Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
12th Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
10th Chinese Base Force
31st Group Army
Central Reserve
Jingcha War Area
18th Chinese Base Force
12th Construction Regiment
20th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
43rd Chinese Corps
21st Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
40th Division
37th Division
22nd Division
3rd Tank Division
8th Armored Car Co
70th Division
13th Division
58th Division
116th Division
17th Division
34th Division
41st Division
39th Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
26th Division
11th Army
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
North China Area Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
12th Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
23rd Army
21st Mortar Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

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Summary of Operations 2/11/43

US West Coast: Contact lost with unidentified Jap submarine reported near Victoria on 2/09.


Central Pacific: Sigint entry for 2/10 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Arorae (Gilbert islands). Detected status of Arorae shows unidentified Jap aircraft based there, no other visible Japanese forces or activity. Current detected airfield size at Arorae is 2(2), port size 1(0).

Sigint entry for 2/10 states 15 Base Force (IJN) now located at Tabiteuea, transferred there from Guam. This report is additional confirmation Pillager has Tabiteuea developed as a primary Jap forward naval base along the far southeastern area of the Jap outer perimeter.


South Pacific: Operations report entry for 2/10 and several previous game turns indicating Pillager is likely flying continuous H6K4 Mavis air patrols over Suva base hex.

US sub S-36 operating in the sea passage between Tanna and Noumea (hex location 118, 157) reports attack by G4M Betty air patrol – G4M in this attack likely operating from Noumea. No reported hits or damage to S-36.

Daily coastwatcher entries from 2/10 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Port Moresby
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Efate
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown


Andaman Sea: US sub Peto reports attack by Ki-49 Helen air patrol SE of Mergui (hex location 50, 62). Peto reports minor damage (system 5, engine 2), orders issued to return to base for repair and replenishment.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – no Japanese ships anchored in port, 2 Jap TF in harbor (+1 from last report), 78 aircraft (41 fighters, 37 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: No Japanese attack at Chungking this game turn. Chinese bombardment attack. AAR follows.

3 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn. (no new arrivals)

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 770 troops, 133 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19620
Defending force 177063 troops, 1732 guns, 1277 vehicles, Assault Value = 5507

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

Assaulting units:
2nd Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
57th Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
58th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
30th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
12th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
56th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
16th Construction Regiment
17th Construction Regiment
1st Chinese Base Force
4th Group Army
2nd Group Army
5th War Area
10th Chinese Base Force
23rd Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
9th Group Army
17th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Base Force
57th AT Gun Regiment
37th Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force
Central Reserve
49th AA Regiment
6th Group Army
4th War Area
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
36th Group Army
31st Group Army
25th Group Army
7th Artillery Regiment
21st Group Army
11th Construction Regiment
3rd Construction Regiment
13th Construction Regiment
15th Group Army
CAF HQ
17th Chinese Base Force
18th Chinese Base Force
14th Construction Regiment
1st Group Army
24th Group Army
98th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Base Force
16th Chinese Base Force
1st Construction Regiment
2nd War Area
39th Group Army
12th Group Army
11th Chinese Base Force
14th Group Army
7th War Area
3rd Group Army
7th Group Army
26th Group Army
19th Group Army
6th Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
20th Group Army
13th Group Army
20th Artillery Regiment
1st War Area
38th Group Army
9th War Area
35th Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force
6th Construction Regiment
China Command
30th Group Army
34th Group Army
6th War Area
8th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force
27th Group Army
12th Construction Regiment
32nd Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
5th Construction Regiment
29th Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
Red Chinese Army
8th Construction Regiment
Lusu War Area
43rd Chinese Corps
33rd Group Army
41st AA Regiment
16th Group Army
11th Group Army
18th Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
22nd Group Army
Jingcha War Area
10th Construction Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
41st Division
13th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
116th Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Tank Division
17th Division
8th Armored Car Co
37th Division
39th Division
70th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
34th Division
40th Division
22nd Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Division
26th Division
23rd Army
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
North China Area Army
1st Mortar Battalion
12th Army
21st Mortar Battalion
11th Army
2nd Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

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Summary of Operations 2/12/43

Eastern US: Fast transport convoy EX-31 (8 ships) departing for Australia via Capetown. Cargo loaded aboard the convoy includes 24K supply and 50K fuel.


Central Pacific: Sigint entry for 2/11 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Nauru Is. Detected status of Nauru shows unidentified Jap aircraft based there, also ship(s) in port. No other visible Japanese forces or activity. Current detected airfield size at Nauru is 2(2), port size 2(0).


South Pacific: Transport convoy BP-8 from Pearl Harbor arrives this game turn at Suva. Cargo arriving aboard the convoy include HQ Thirteenth USAAF and 7400 supply. Arrival of Thirteenth USAAF HQ in Suva is a key step in developing airfields for use in launching offensive air operations from airfields on Fiji. Construction activity to maximize airfield sizes at Suva and Nadi is very close to completion (both airfields expanded to size 9), some additional aviation support LCU’s and supply on Fiji are still required. After that… bring in the planes.

US sub S-36 between Tanna and Noumea continues reporting contact with G4M Betty air patrol, no attack this game turn.

Daily coastwatcher entries from 2/11 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Ndeni
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Koumac
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hoorn Islands
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Gasmata
Coastwatcher Report: xAK Hukuyo Maru reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Belep Islands
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 119,150 near Luganville, Speed 12, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 4 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 120,150 near Luganville, Speed 0, Moving East


Andaman Sea: US sub patrol and ASW escort from Japanese transport TF trade shots. Jap transport TF reported to have 3 ships (one TK, 2 DD), moving on NW heading (probable destination Rangoon). SS Kingfish also reporting attacks by Ki-30 Ann air patrols, no reported hits or damage. AAR’s follow.

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ASW attack near Phuket at 48,70 (adjacent hex S of Phuket)

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 39
DD Wakatake

Allied Ships
SS Kingfish

SS Kingfish is located by SC Ch 39
Kingfish diving deep ....
DD Wakatake fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Phuket at 48,70

Japanese Ships
DD Hakaze

Allied Ships
SS Kingfish

SS Kingfish launches 4 torpedoes at DD Hakaze
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – 12 Japanese ships anchored in port (+12 from last report), 1 Jap TF in harbor (-1 from last report), 79 aircraft (54 fighters, 25 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s. Japanese ships detected at anchor in Rangoon include 6 PB.


China: No Japanese attack at Chungking this game turn. Chinese bombardment attack. Latest AAR follows.

3 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn. (no new arrivals)

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 745 troops, 131 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19624
Defending force 177639 troops, 1739 guns, 1281 vehicles, Assault Value = 5550

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

Allied ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (3 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Assaulting units:
46th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
79th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
87th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
69th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
70th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
33rd Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
12th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
42nd Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
47th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
17th Construction Regiment
11th Construction Regiment
CAF HQ
China Command
15th Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
13th Group Army
3rd Construction Regiment
18th Chinese Base Force
6th Group Army
21st Group Army
2nd War Area
Central Reserve
20th Chinese Base Force
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
1st War Area
7th Construction Regiment
5th War Area
49th AA Regiment
37th Group Army
7th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force
33rd Group Army
41st AA Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
Red Chinese Army
1st Chinese Base Force
23rd Group Army
11th Group Army
6th Chinese Base Force
35th Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
9th Group Army
5th Construction Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
25th Group Army
9th War Area
9th Chinese Base Force
3rd Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
38th Group Army
34th Group Army
98th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Base Force
15th Chinese Base Force
1st Construction Regiment
32nd Group Army
11th Chinese Base Force
Jingcha War Area
12th Construction Regiment
5th Group Army
19th Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force
27th Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
1st Group Army
4th War Area
6th Construction Regiment
8th Group Army
7th War Area
13th Construction Regiment
4th Group Army
10th Construction Regiment
6th War Area
29th Group Army
36th Group Army
22nd Group Army
12th Group Army
18th Group Army
16th Chinese Base Force
16th Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
4th Chinese Base Force
39th Group Army
Lusu War Area
43rd Chinese Corps
20th Artillery Regiment
26th Group Army
31st Group Army
8th Construction Regiment
14th Group Army
2nd Group Army
30th Group Army
20th Group Army
17th Group Army
3rd War Area
24th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
70th Division
22nd Division
17th Division
13th Division
39th Division
116th Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
41st Division
58th Division
37th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
34th Division
3rd Tank Division
8th Armored Car Co
40th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
26th Division
1st Mortar Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
North China Area Army
11th Army
12th Army
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
23rd Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

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Post #: 746
RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 9/18/2012 4:27:54 AM   
wneumann


Posts: 2645
Joined: 11/1/2005
From: just beyond the outskirts of Margaritaville
Status: offline
Summary of Operations 2/13/43

Japanese Home Islands: Intercepted radio signals from unidentified Japanese TF(s) reported in a Sigint entry for 2/12 at hex location 111, 62 (S of Nagoya). No information available as to number of TF, composition or movement. No US submarine patrols in the immediate vicinity of this contact.


Central Pacific: Sigint entry for 2/12 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Maleolap. Detected status of Maleolap shows no visible Japanese forces or activity.


South Pacific: Daily coastwatcher entries from 2/12 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Port Moresby
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 5 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Port Moresby
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher Report: 5 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown


Southwest Pacific: US sub patrol intercepts Japanese transport TF moving northward from either Rabaul or eastern New Guinea. Jap TF is reported to have 5 ships, moving on NW heading. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Manus at 103,118 (NE of Manus)

Japanese Ships
xAK Meisho Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage (sunk)
xAK Kusuyama Maru
E W-24

Allied Ships
SS Barb

SS Barb launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Meisho Maru
E W-24 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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DEI: Dutch sub K-XVIII on patrol off southern exit of Sunda Straits attacked by G4M Betty air patrol. No reported hits or damage.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – 12 Japanese ships anchored in port, no Jap TF in harbor (-1 from last report), 66 aircraft (39 fighters, 27 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: Japanese and Chinese forces at Chungking exchange bombardment attacks. AAR’s follow.

3 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn. (no new arrivals)

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3280 troops, 286 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 5599
Defending force 560405 troops, 3320 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19700

Allied ground losses:
110 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
34th Division
37th Division
22nd Division
13th Division
116th Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
8th Armored Car Co
17th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
41st Division
39th Division
40th Division
3rd Tank Division
70th Division
26th Division
2nd Mortar Battalion
23rd Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
12th Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
11th Army
North China Area Army
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
12th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
61st Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
63rd Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
57th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
47th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
46th Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
45th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
17th Construction Regiment
15th Group Army
7th Group Army
41st AA Regiment
20th Chinese Base Force
3rd Construction Regiment
30th Group Army
13th Group Army
2nd Group Army
39th Group Army
29th Group Army
3rd Group Army
4th Group Army
4th War Area
5th Group Army
8th Group Army
12th Group Army
14th Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
5th Construction Regiment
49th AA Regiment
8th Construction Regiment
15th Chinese Base Force
16th Construction Regiment
33rd Group Army
26th Group Army
7th Chinese Base Force
23rd Group Army
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
7th War Area
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
13th Chinese Base Force
18th Chinese Base Force
35th Group Army
6th Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
19th Group Army
20th Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
34th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force
98th Chinese Corps
Central Reserve
32nd Group Army
6th War Area
9th War Area
1st War Area
Red Chinese Army
Lusu War Area
25th Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
31st Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
3rd War Area
21st Group Army
CAF HQ
16th Chinese Base Force
6th Construction Regiment
11th Chinese Base Force
18th Group Army
1st Chinese Base Force
36th Group Army
11th Construction Regiment
Jingcha War Area
16th Group Army
7th Artillery Regiment
43rd Chinese Corps
12th Construction Regiment
24th Group Army
6th Chinese Base Force
20th Artillery Regiment
1st Construction Regiment
China Command
13th Construction Regiment
5th War Area
17th Chinese Base Force
38th Group Army
17th Group Army
27th Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force
4th Chinese Base Force
37th Group Army
11th Group Army
2nd War Area
1st Group Army
10th Construction Regiment
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
22nd Group Army
9th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Post #: 747
RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 9/19/2012 3:54:51 AM   
wneumann


Posts: 2645
Joined: 11/1/2005
From: just beyond the outskirts of Margaritaville
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Summary of Operations 2/14/43

Central Pacific: Sigint entry for 2/13 reports heavy volume of intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Kwajalein. Detected status of Kwajalein shows 14 aircraft (8 fighters, 4 bombers), also ship(s) in port. No other visible Japanese forces or activity.

Heavy volume of intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Tabiteuea reported in another 2/13 Sigint entry. Detected status of Tabiteuea shows unidentified Japanese planes based there, also ship(s) in port – as expected. No other visible Japanese forces or activity.


South Pacific: Jap submarine in Suva base hex engages US surface ASW patrol, also ASW escort with a small Allied supply/fuel transport TF entering Suva. 6 hits, no runs, no errors… H8K1 Emily air patrol reported flying over Suva base hex - it's likely the Emily spotted ships in Suva while flying over. Allied fighter CAP in Suva activated in case Pillager decides to send a Betty air strike. AAR’s follow.

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Sub attack in Suva at 132,160

Japanese Ships
SS I-23

Allied Ships
SC-522

Captain of SS I-23 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
I-23 bottoming out ....
SC-522 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack in Suva at 132,160

Japanese Ships
SS I-23

Allied Ships
DMS Elliot
SC-741
SC-738

SS I-23 is sighted by escort
I-23 bottoming out ....
SC-741 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-738 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack in Suva at 132,160

Japanese Ships
SS I-23, hits 6 (one hit reported causing fire on bridge, otherwise probable minor damage and/or flooding)

Allied Ships
DMS Elliot
SC-741
SC-738

SS I-23 is sighted by escort
SC-741 attacking submerged sub ....
SC-738 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC-741 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sigint entry for 2/13 reports heavy volume of intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Truk. Detected status of Truk shows unidentified Japanese planes based there, also ship(s) in port – as expected. No other visible Japanese forces or activity.

Daily coastwatcher entries from 2/13 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Port Moresby
Coastwatcher Report: 12 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 115,160 near Noumea, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Shortlands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 5 ships in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 5 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Luganville
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hoorn Islands
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – 12 Japanese ships anchored in port, 2 Jap TF in harbor (+2 from last report), 59 aircraft (35 fighters, 24 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: Japanese continue bombardment attack at Chungking. AAR follows.

5+ detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn. (no new arrivals)

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3295 troops, 290 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 5640
Defending force 560435 troops, 3315 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19715

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

Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
34th Division
13th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd Division
37th Division
3rd Tank Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
116th Division
41st Division
17th Division
8th Armored Car Co
40th Division
58th Division
39th Division
70th Division
26th Division
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
12th Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
North China Area Army
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
23rd Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
35th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
23rd Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
8th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
12th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
57th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
56th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
91st Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
72nd Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
1st Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
7th Group Army
11th Construction Regiment
29th Group Army
5th War Area
11th Chinese Base Force
6th Chinese Base Force
18th Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
CAF HQ
37th Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force
1st Group Army
27th Group Army
7th War Area
12th Construction Regiment
Central Reserve
1st Construction Regiment
5th Group Army
16th Group Army
4th War Area
3rd War Area
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
30th Group Army
35th Group Army
6th Construction Regiment
23rd Group Army
10th Construction Regiment
33rd Group Army
China Command
49th AA Regiment
9th Group Army
20th Artillery Regiment
98th Chinese Corps
Lusu War Area
7th Artillery Regiment
3rd Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force
14th Group Army
2nd War Area
15th Chinese Base Force
14th Construction Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
43rd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Base Force
13th Group Army
2nd Group Army
1st War Area
9th War Area
1st Chinese Base Force
57th AT Gun Regiment
38th Group Army
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Base Force
41st AA Regiment
6th War Area
Jingcha War Area
4th Group Army
17th Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
25th Group Army
34th Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force
16th Chinese Base Force
6th Group Army
11th Group Army
13th Construction Regiment
16th Construction Regiment
5th Construction Regiment
Red Chinese Army
26th Group Army
20th Group Army
36th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
18th Chinese Base Force
32nd Group Army
39th Group Army
12th Group Army
7th Chinese Base Force
21st Group Army
8th Construction Regiment
15th Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force
22nd Group Army
3rd Construction Regiment
19th Group Army
31st Group Army
24th Group Army
8th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

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< Message edited by wneumann -- 9/19/2012 4:03:36 AM >

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Post #: 748
RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 9/20/2012 4:45:44 AM   
wneumann


Posts: 2645
Joined: 11/1/2005
From: just beyond the outskirts of Margaritaville
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Summary of Operations 2/15/43

South Pacific: Jap submarine leaves Suva base hex, no further contact. Increased volume of Japanese planes reported flying over Suva base hex - probably including the H8K1 Emily, possibly also bombers. No Jap bombing strikes. Transport convoy BP-8 has completed unloading and since departed. A small Allied transport TF with supply and fuel from Auckland has arrived and now unloading. Fighter CAP over Suva remains activated.

Sigint entry for 2/14 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Woodlark Is. No visible Japanese forces or activity observed at Woodlark. Detected status of Woodlark Is does show evidence of construction activity – current airfield size 3(5), port size 2(2). Known Japanese LCU located on Woodlark Is from available intelligence include Sasebo 5 SNLF, 7 Naval Construction Bn.

Daily coastwatcher entries from 2/14 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Ndeni
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Salamaua
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Ndeni
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Madang
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 8 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tanna
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 115,160 near Noumea, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – 12 Japanese ships anchored in port, 1 Jap TF in harbor (-1 from last report), 70 aircraft (39 fighters, 31 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: Japanese continue bombardment attack at Chungking. Seven new Jap infantry divisions arrive to reinforce attack on Chungking – Pillager now has nearly all available first-line Jap infantry divisions in the China theatre at Chungking. If Chungking can stop Pillager’s next Japanese deliberate or shock ground attack without heavy Chinese losses, the collapse of China (from the Japanese point of view) will likely be a long and miserable process. Latest AAR follows.

3 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn.

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3305 troops, 291 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 8869
Defending force 571290 troops, 3366 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 20158

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

Assaulting units:
70th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
32nd Division **
15th Division **
110th Division **
37th Division
41st Division
116th Division
104th Division **
8th Armored Car Co
26th Division
35th Division **
36th Division **
40th Division
3rd Tank Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
34th Division
17th Division
59th Infantry Brigade **
13th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Division
22nd Division
39th Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
38th Division **
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
23rd Army
2nd Mortar Battalion
12th Army
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
North China Area Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
11th Army
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
48th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
7th Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
45th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
44th Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
19th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
4th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
56th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
75th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
10th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
17th Construction Regiment
18th Chinese Base Force
33rd Group Army
35th Group Army
16th Construction Regiment
21st Group Army
16th Chinese Base Force
22nd Group Army
26th Group Army
13th Construction Regiment
6th Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
2nd Group Army
14th Group Army
24th Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force
7th Construction Regiment
3rd War Area
23rd Group Army
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Base Force
39th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
10th Construction Regiment
7th War Area
49th AA Regiment
7th Chinese Base Force
57th AT Gun Regiment
9th Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
16th Group Army
98th Chinese Corps
27th Group Army
7th Group Army
15th Chinese Base Force
Central Reserve
20th Group Army
2nd War Area
17th Group Army
1st War Area
11th Construction Regiment
3rd Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
6th Construction Regiment
Red Chinese Army
Jingcha War Area
13th Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
25th Group Army
CAF HQ
4th War Area
8th Construction Regiment
19th Group Army
29th Group Army
41st AA Regiment
13th Chinese Base Force
1st Chinese Base Force
14th Construction Regiment
43rd Chinese Corps
30th Group Army
1st Construction Regiment
5th Construction Regiment
6th Group Army
32nd Group Army
37th Group Army
31st Group Army
12th Group Army
5th War Area
Lusu War Area
7th Artillery Regiment
11th Chinese Base Force
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
4th Group Army
8th Group Army
38th Group Army
34th Group Army
5th Group Army
18th Group Army
15th Group Army
1st Group Army
20th Artillery Regiment
6th War Area
12th Construction Regiment
China Command
36th Group Army
11th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force
3rd Construction Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment

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Summary of Operations 2/16/43

Central Pacific: Sigint entry for 2/15 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Canton Is. Detected status of Canton Is shows unidentified Jap planes based there, no other visible Japanese forces or activity.


South Pacific: Sigint entry for 2/15 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Koumac. Detected status of Koumac shows no visible Japanese forces or activity. No evidence of construction activity observed at Koumac – current airfield size 0(7), port size 1(1). Three Japanese LCU known to be located at Koumac from available intelligence, these include 87, 88 and 89 Naval Guard units.

Daily coastwatcher entries from 2/15 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Ndeni
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Salamaua
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Rabaul is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Ndeni
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Buna
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Madang
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Milne Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 8 ships reported in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Noumea
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tanna
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 115,160 near Noumea, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 114,138 near Lunga, Speed unknown


Andaman Sea: Dutch sub patrol intercepts small Jap transport convoy. O-21 also reports two attacks by Ki-49 Helen air patrols. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Tavoy at 52,59 (NW of Tavoy)

Japanese Ships
TK Kinmo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
SC CHa-10
PB Tokuho Maru #5

Allied Ships
SS O21, hits 2 (system damage 8, float 13, returning to base for repair at normal speed)

SS O21 launches 2 torpedoes at TK Kinmo Maru
O21 bottoming out ....
PB Tokuho Maru #5 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Tokuho Maru #5 is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub

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Southeast Asia: Sigint entry for 2/15 reports Jap 5 Tank Regiment now located in southern Thailand (hex location 52, 65) – probably moving overland toward Burma after arriving in Singapore. Previous location of 5 Tank Rgt was Mukden, transferred from Kwantung Army.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon from British aerial recon – 12 Japanese ships anchored in port, 2 Jap TF in harbor (+1 from last report), 74 aircraft (49 fighters, 25 bombers), 9 Jap LCU’s.


China: Japanese bombardment attack at Chungking continues. AAR follows.

3 detected Japanese LCU in hexes adjacent to Chungking.

** below indicates Japanese LCU reinforcements arriving this game turn. (no new arrivals)

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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 261518 troops, 2539 guns, 1316 vehicles, Assault Value = 8902
Defending force 571368 troops, 3357 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 20161

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

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

Assaulting units:
34th Division
40th Division
8th Armored Car Co
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
41st Division
110th Division
37th Division
22nd Division
59th Infantry Brigade
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Division
26th Division
116th Division
35th Division
15th Division
17th Division
3rd Tank Division
104th Division
39th Division
70th Division
32nd Division
36th Division
58th Division
38th Division
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
11th Army
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
12th Army
1st Mortar Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
North China Area Army
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
23rd Army
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
51st Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
59th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
29th Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
84th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
10th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
93rd Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
48th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
17th Construction Regiment
49th AA Regiment
Red Chinese Army
15th Group Army
20th Artillery Regiment
1st Chinese Base Force
16th Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
30th Group Army
5th Construction Regiment
10th Construction Regiment
15th Chinese Base Force
14th Group Army
21st Group Army
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
16th Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force
32nd Group Army
6th War Area
1st War Area
13th Group Army
11th Construction Regiment
9th Group Army
36th Group Army
34th Group Army
6th Chinese Base Force
38th Group Army
37th Group Army
12th Construction Regiment
3rd Group Army
3rd War Area
7th War Area
57th AT Gun Regiment
4th Group Army
43rd Chinese Corps
26th Group Army
23rd Group Army
8th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
1st Construction Regiment
98th Chinese Corps
19th Group Army
3rd Construction Regiment
20th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force
22nd Group Army
5th Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force
7th Chinese Base Force
CAF HQ
12th Group Army
7th Artillery Regiment
24th Group Army
4th War Area
7th Construction Regiment
Central Reserve
6th Construction Regiment
39th Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
29th Group Army
Jingcha War Area
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
2nd Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
2nd War Area
33rd Group Army
1st Group Army
7th Group Army
18th Group Army
6th Group Army
5th War Area
41st AA Regiment
8th Construction Regiment
11th Chinese Base Force
25th Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
9th Chinese Base Force
35th Group Army
17th Group Army
Lusu War Area
China Command
13th Construction Regiment
11th Group Army
31st Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force
13th Chinese Base Force
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
27th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

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