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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/14/2010 3:58:17 PM   
wneumann


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Summary of Operations 1/13/42

Central Pacific: Sigint report entry for 1/13 indicates 5 JAAF AF Bn is now on Tarawa. Previous location of this LCU was Tokyo (its starting location for the game).

Sigint report for 1/13 also indicates heavy Jap radio transmission activity at Kwajalein.


South Pacific: xAK Mangola torpedoed and sunk between Suva and Pago Pago by Jap submarine identified as I-10. xAK Mangola was not carrying cargo at the time it was sunk.

Sigint report for 1/13 again has multiple entries indicating continued heavy Jap radio transmission activity at Truk.


New Guinea: Jap bombers (G4M Betty) continue attacking Port Moresby airfield. Current status of Port Moresby base – runway damage 32, airfield service damage 30, no port damage.


DEI: Japanese forces continue attack at Sambas (SW Borneo). Latest AAR’s follow.

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Ground combat at Sambas (57,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3801 troops, 28 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 126
Defending force 1168 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23
Japanese adjusted assault: 46
Allied adjusted defense: 19
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

Allied ground losses:
128 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
41st Guard Battalion
4th Infantry Regiment

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

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Ground combat at Sambas (57,88)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 522 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 18
Defending force 3758 troops, 28 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 122

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

Defending units:
41st Guard Battalion
4th Infantry Regiment

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** Most elements of the 2/15 Punjab Bn at Sambas have been picked up by Do-24 patrol floatplanes and airlifted into Palembang to reinforce Allied ground defenses there. Allied ground forces defending Palembang has been reinforced to an assault strength of approx 125, with Dutch LCU’s representing another 50 or so assault strength located at outlying bases that could possibly be airlifted to Palembang from those locations as time allows. Fortifications in Palembang have been built to level 2 and expected to reach level 3 shortly. A total of 43 engineer squads are now in Palembang to construct fortifications and perform demolition of oil & resource production and refinery facilities. These preparations are not so much expected to ward off the expected Japanese assault as to require some effort on Pillager’s part to capture Palembang. A second objective is turning Palembang and what’s in it to scorched earth once it falls.

Similar preparations are underway in Soerabaja.

As much of this activity as possible is being performed while the relatively quiet level of activity in the DEI continues. Overall Allied strategy in the DEI at this point in the campaign is (1) focusing the defense around key locations, (2) forcing the Japanese to expend as much time and effort as possible to seize these locations, and (3) maximize demolition of economic resources (particularly oil & resource production, refineries) using whatever is available.


Malaya: Kuantan captured by Jap forces, completing the Japanese conquest of mainland portions of Malaya. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Kuantan (51,79)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1025 troops, 4 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 38
Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0
Japanese adjusted assault: 19
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 19 to 1 (fort level 2)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuantan !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
56th Recon Regiment

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68 Jap LCU’s now detected in Johore Bahru base hex, increase of four from last game turn. 19 detected Jap LCU’s are located at Mersing.

Nearly all British ground forces in Malaya successfully reached Johore Bahru and subsequently Singapore. Other than LCU’s participating in the recent defense of Johore Bahru, British combat ground units are in relatively good shape. Those British units fighting at Johore are resting and refitting as much as remaining time allows.

Current Allied ground assault strength in Singapore is 738, with 53 K supply on hand. Fortifications in Singapore are built to level 3 with an outside chance of getting them to level 4 before the Japanese attack begins.

Light Jap bombing raid on Singapore airfield, also a ground attack strike. Little or no damage or Allied casualties reported.


Burma: One Japanese LCU detected in Moulmein. No indication of any Jap ground advance from Moulmein towards Rangoon.

British CM Abdiel laid additional defensive mines in Rangoon base. CM Abdiel is now leaving Rangoon and returning home.



China: Japanese ground attacks at Changsha and Nanyang, also near Wuchow. AAR’s follow.

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1400 troops, 179 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2330
Defending force 51588 troops, 403 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1038

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:
90 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
40th Division
13th Division
34th Division
6th Division
116th Division
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Division
58th Infantry Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
13th Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
74th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
30th Group Army
29th Group Army
19th Group Army
27th Group Army
9th War Area
17th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 63148 troops, 583 guns, 195 vehicles, Assault Value = 2118
Defending force 84110 troops, 461 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2558
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1
Japanese adjusted assault: 1180
Allied adjusted defense: 1150
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
6886 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 295 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 480 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 54 disabled

Allied ground losses:
4440 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 284 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 261 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
27th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
36th Division
32nd Division
110th Division
26th Division **

Defending units:
51st Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
4th Construction Regiment
69th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese/B Corps
5th War Area
21st Group Army
3rd Group Army
22nd Group Army
31st Group Army

** Jap 26th Division was formed for this action by combining its sub-units. Sub-units of 26th Division include 11, 12 and 13 Independent Infantry Rgts, 11 FA Regiment, 26 Recon Rgt, 26 Engineer Rgt. Pillager had transferred 26 Recon Rgt into China from Kwantung Army in the process of forming 26th Division.

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Ground combat at 77,56 (NW of Wuchow)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12752 troops, 104 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 464
Defending force 3036 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 32
Japanese adjusted assault: 198
Allied adjusted defense: 112
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
234 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
104th Division

Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps
16th Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force

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< Message edited by wneumann -- 8/14/2010 4:01:22 PM >

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/16/2010 3:22:37 AM   
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Summary of Operations 1/14/42

US West Coast: Damaged BB Nevada (system damage 24, float damage 25, eng 5) arrived this game turn on the US West Coast as part of return transport convoy BW-1. BB Nevada will complete shipyard repair and 1/42 ship upgrade on the US West Coast.

With the arrival of BB Nevada in the mainland US, only two heavily damaged US BB’s (West Virginia and California) remain at Pearl Harbor, both these ships expected to remain in shipyard at Pearl for an extended time.

Six US Bagley Class DD’s arriving as escorts with convoy BW-1 are temporarily remaining on the West Coast to complete 1/42 ship upgrades.


Wake Is: Japanese night shore bombardment of Wake Is. AAR follows.

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

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense. (no hits)

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima
BB Hiei
CA Furutaka
CA Aoba
CA Chikuma
CA Tone
DD Hayate
DD Oite
DD Kikuzuki
DD Uzuki
DD Oboro
DD Kagero
DD Akigumo
DD Yugumo

Allied ground losses:
166 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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Current base status at Wake Is shows no airfield or port damage. All 8 F4F’s with VMF-211 on Wake remain operational, also nearly all CD gun batteries on Wake remain available for action. Appears the CD guns could get one more round of shots at ships in the Jap landing force provided Pillager does not repeat the shore bombardment.

Current supply status on Wake is critical, only 20 supply points remain on hand.


Japanese home islands: SS Cachalot reporting contacts with Jap surface ASW. AAR’s follow.

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ASW attack at Izu Oshima (113,62)

Japanese Ships
MGB G-1
MGB G-5

Allied Ships
SS Cachalot

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ASW attack near Shimizu at 112,62

Japanese Ships
PB Nikkai Maru
PB Kohuku Maru

Allied Ships
SS Cachalot

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SS Swordfish attacks Jap xAK Tonegawa Maru near Chichi Jima.



Truk: Sigint report entries indicating Jap radio transmission activity at Truk have discontinued. Two US fleet submarines are now operating in patrol areas N of Truk, three additional fleet subs patrolling approach areas S of Truk.



Solomon Is: Japanese landing force disembarking at Munda. No information regarding identity or number of Japanese ships or LCU(s) at Munda. Jap landing operations at Munda are just outside the present striking range of Force N.


DEI: Japanese forces on Borneo capture Tandjoengselor (near Tarakan) and Sambas. AAR’s follow.

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Ground combat at Tandjoengselor (68,92)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 13053 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 450
Defending force 1018 troops, 23 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 19
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0
Japanese adjusted assault: 141
Allied adjusted defense: 7
Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Tandjoengselor !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
463 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 26 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating! (into the jungle)

Assaulting units:
4th Division

Defending units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

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Ground combat at Sambas (57,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 3788 troops, 28 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 124
Defending force 1031 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 17
Japanese adjusted assault: 80
Allied adjusted defense: 10
Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Sambas !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
77 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
787 casualties reported
Squads: 33 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 40 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3
Units destroyed 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating! (towards Pontianek)

Assaulting units:
41st Guard Battalion
4th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
West Borneo KNIL Battalion (eliminated – surrender)
Singkawang Base Force
Sambas Base Force
106th RN Base Force.

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Japanese ground attack air strike on Dutch units in Balikpapan. AAR follows.

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Afternoon Air attack on Balikpapan Base Force, at 64,97 (Balikpapan)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N1 Kate x 11

No Japanese losses

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


Aircraft Attacking: (from CVL Zuiho located in Samarinda base hex)
7 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Malaya: 70 Japanese LCU now detected at Johore Bahru. Jap ground attack air strikes continue against British LCU’s in Singapore.


Burma: A second Japanese LCU now detected in Moulmein. Otherwise quiet.


China: Japanese ground attacks at Changsha and near Wuchow. AAR’s follow.

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1410 troops, 179 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2363
Defending force 51740 troops, 403 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1052

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


Allied ground losses:
132 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
6th Division
34th Division
40th Division
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Division
13th Division
116th Division
58th Infantry Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
13th Army
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
11th Army
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
10th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
19th Group Army
27th Group Army
9th War Area
29th Group Army
30th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at 77,56 (NW of Wuchow)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12713 troops, 104 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 461
Defending force 2820 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 29
Japanese adjusted assault: 204
Allied adjusted defense: 73
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1285 casualties reported
Squads: 57 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 90 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
104th Division

Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps
16th Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/18/2010 4:50:31 AM   
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Summary of Operations 1/15/42

US West Coast: Escorts from outbound transport convoy WB-2 engage Jap submarine identified as I-17 off San Francisco. I-17 was unable to launch an attack on the convoy. The AAR of this action shows no hits on the I-17.


Wake Is: Reporting quiet. No detected Japanese ship movements around Wake Is this game turn.

Supply status on Wake is now 36 supply points remain on hand (increased from last game turn’s 20). Apparently the Marines found some stray coconuts as there is no other explanation for the increase in supply.


Solomon Is: Japanese capture Munda. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Munda (111,134)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 324 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6
Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0
Japanese adjusted assault: 5
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Munda !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:

Assaulting units:
5th JNAF Coy
4th Naval Construction Battalion

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Operations report for 1/15 indicates nine Japanese ships are detected in Munda base hex. Force N is presently stalking them.


DEI: No further contact with the CVL Zuiho task force detected last game turn at Samarinda. Otherwise quiet.


Malaya: One Jap bombing strike against Singapore. AAR follows.

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Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 42
Ki-27b Nate x 15
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17

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

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

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4

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Burma: Jap bombers (9 Ki-21 Sally) launch airfield strike against Rangoon. Light damage and Allied LCU casualties reported.


China: Japanese bombardment attacks at Changsha, rear-guard action near Loyang. AAR’s follow.

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1425 troops, 179 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2390
Defending force 51831 troops, 403 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1050

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

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

Assaulting units:
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
116th Division
13th Division
3rd Division
40th Division
6th Division
34th Division
58th Infantry Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
13th Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
10th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
27th Group Army
19th Group Army
30th Group Army
9th War Area
29th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at 86,43 (SW of Loyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15388 troops, 132 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 472
Defending force 3874 troops, 44 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 74
Japanese adjusted assault: 304
Allied adjusted defense: 28
Japanese assault odds: 10 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1308 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 66 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 10 disabled
Units retreated 5

Defeated Allied Units Retreating! (since I had them retreating anyway, I'll take it)

Assaulting units:
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
35th Division

Defending units:
3rd Construction Regiment
98th Chinese Corps
7th Construction Regiment
4th Chinese Base Force
10th Chinese Base Force

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Sigint report entry for 1/15 indicates Japanese 63rd Division is located in Peiping and this unit has been formed by combining its sub-units (6 and 15 Independent Infantry Brigades).

This Sigint entry shows Pillager appears to be continuing the practice of combining small Japanese LCU’s (sub-units) into their larger parent formations. Several previous Sigint report entries and combat AAR’s have indicated where Pillager has been active in forming other large Japanese formations by combining their sub-units.

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/20/2010 11:54:57 PM   
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Summary of Operations 1/16/42

Panama: BB Warspite now enroute from the US West Coast to Capetown passed through the canal this game turn. Plans are for BB Warspite to join the British Eastern Fleet.


Wake Is: Japanese capture Wake Is. AAR’s follow.

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Pre-Invasion action off Wake Island

24 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Aso Maru #7
PB Kaiun Maru
PB Kaikei Maru
AMC Hokoku Maru

Japanese ground losses:
55 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

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Amphibious Assault at Wake Island

TF 120 troops unloading over beach at Wake Island, 136,98

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

17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /3
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /3
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /6

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Invasion Support action off Wake Island
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Fukuyama Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
PB Kaiun Maru
PB Kaikei Maru
PB Aso Maru #7
AMC Hokoku Maru

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Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3925 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 130
Defending force 968 troops, 25 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 24
Japanese adjusted assault: 37
Allied adjusted defense: 12
Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Wake Island !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

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

Japanese ground losses:
486 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 82 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 70 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1200 casualties reported
Squads: 30 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 81 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 25 (25 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
144th Infantry Rgt /1

Defending units:
Wake USN CPNAB
1st Marine Defense Battalion

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Canton Is: A small Japanese surface TF bombards Canton Is. Minor damage to port facilities reported. No airfield damage. AAR follows.

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Night Naval bombardment of Canton Island at 153,143

Japanese Ships
CL Tatsuta
CL Tenryu

Airbase hits 1
Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 1

CL Tatsuta firing at Canton Island
CL Tenryu firing at Canton Island

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Central Pacific: Sigint report for 1/16 indicating more Japanese radio signals activity from Truk.


Solomon Is: Force N made a full-speed run into Munda in an unsuccessful attempt to attack Japanese ships that were unloading at Munda. The combat replay for 1/15 appears to show the Jap ships leaving Munda during the night naval movement phase immediately ahead of Force N’s arrival at Munda to attack them. It likely appears that Force N could have arrived and departed Munda with minimal or no Japanese detection.


Port Moresby: Jap bombers (15 G3M Nell) attack airfield facilities in Port Moresby. One Nell shot down.

Current status of Port Moresby base – runway damage 23, airfield service damage 33, no port damage.



DEI: A Dutch minelayer returning through the Java Sea to Soerabaja from a minelaying mission encounters a Japanese CVL task force in a night action. The minelayer later sank after a daylight carrier strike. AAR’s follow.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kangean at 59,103, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CVL Zuiho
CS Chiyoda
CL Kiso
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Shikinami
DD Sawakaze

Allied Ships
CM Krakatau

(Ed Note: This is likely the Jap carrier force that has been operating earlier at Tarakan and Samarinda, and also off Soerabaja on 1/14.)

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Pamekasan at 57,105

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 8
D3A1 Val x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CM Krakatau, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage (later sunk)

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 4000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CM Krakatau

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Jap fighter sweep (23 Zeroes) over Soerabaja. No Allied fighter opposition, not that there aren’t fighters there.

USAAF B-17’s evacuated to Australia return again to the DEI, bomb captured oil production facilities at Samarinda. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Samarinda , at 65,96

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 4

No Allied losses

Oil hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Samarinda base – oil production 98(3), 4 Japanese LCU’s, no aircraft.

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Summary of Operations 1/16/42 (continued)

Malaya: Increased Jap bombing strikes against Singapore followed by the first Jap ground assault on Singapore. Ground combat AAR follows.

Some of the defending British LCU in Singapore were still recovering disabled elements from the previous action at Johore Bahru. This time against Pillager, I attempted an alternate strategy of defending Singapore using Johore Bahru as an outer perimeter of the Singapore land defenses, basically employing a “two hex” defense of Singapore rather than a “one hex” defense of Singapore base hex itself. The "two hex" defense also operating on the premise a Japanese amphibious landing into Singapore is unlikely if not totally unfeasible.

The most notable pitfall of the “two hex” defense strategy is the risk of exhausting most or all the combat strength of British combat LCU’s at Johore Bahru, leaving them unable to effectively participate in defending Singapore itself. My attempted solution to this was a “compromise”, only defending Johore with part of my British land combat strength, leaving the remainder as a backstop inside Singapore. I suspect in the final analysis of the battle that the “compromise” solution does not make a significant difference.

Another possibility considered was attempting to fortify Johore base hex. However, the rate of Japanese ground advance down the Malayan peninsula would usually allow little or no opportunity for fortifying Johore and also takes British engineer elements away from building fortifications in Singapore itself. I ended up passing on this option and moved all the engineers into Singapore and built fortifications there – as it was, they managed to build level 3 forts in Singapore with the time and material available.

The one advantage I could see to a “two hex” defense of Singapore is that there's a small chance of prolonging the time required for the Japanese to capture Singapore and inflict additional attrition/disruption on attacking Jap LCU’s. Provided, of course, the British can withdraw most or all of their combat ground forces into Johore and Singapore intact (as I was able to) and “Lady Luck” is running against the Japanese player.

In my last CHS match with Pillager, I employed the “one hex” strategy and lost Singapore at the end of 1/42. My predicted outcome of the “two hex” strategy this time is probably not much better if it is better at all. Had to try something different. With Pillager throwing something on the order of 70 Jap LCU’s into the attack on Singapore, the advantages and drawbacks of concentrating that much force in one location is open to a discussion of its own. The Japanese supply requirements for the Singapore attack have to be enormous, just for all the LCU’s alone.

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 76213 troops, 934 guns, 779 vehicles, Assault Value = 2619
Defending force 36124 troops, 460 guns, 267 vehicles, Assault Value = 810
Japanese adjusted assault: 1433
Allied adjusted defense: 843
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 3)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
2754 casualties reported
Squads: 34 destroyed, 251 disabled
Non Combat: 57 destroyed, 396 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 37 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 119 (8 destroyed, 111 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
5348 casualties reported
Squads: 96 destroyed, 356 disabled
Non Combat: 100 destroyed, 444 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 6 disabled
Vehicles lost 79 (8 destroyed, 71 disabled)

Assaulting units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
113th Infantry Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF
Imperial Guards Division
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
II./143rd Infantry Battalion
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
114th Infantry Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
48th Division
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
91st Naval Guard Unit
40th Field AA Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
54th Const Co
20th AA Regiment
25th Army
14th Army
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
35th Field AA Battalion
45th Field AA Battalion
47th Field AA Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
34th Field AA Battalion
5th Field Artillery Regiment
53rd Const Co
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
31st Field AA Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
55th Const Co

Defending units:
28th Gurkha Brigade
2nd Gordons Battalion
1st Hyderabad Battalion
SSVF Brigade
22nd Indian Brigade
6th Indian Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2/17 Dogra Battalion
Singapore Fortress
1st Mysore Battalion
5/14th Punjab Battalion
1st Manchester Battalion
3/16th Punjab Battalion
2nd Argylls Battalion
1st Malay Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
22nd Australian Brigade
2nd Loyal Battalion
3rd SSVF Battalion
15th Indian Brigade
2nd Malay Battalion
5/2nd Punjab Battalion
AHQ Far East
1st ISF Base Force
223 Group RAF
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
110th RAF Base Force
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
109th RN Base Force
224 Group RAF
109th RAF Base Force
29 Battery/3 HAA
112th RAF Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
Malayan Air Wing
137/155th Field Regiment
III Indian Corps
Malaya Army
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
Singapore Base Force
2nd ISF Base Force
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
30 Battery/3 HAA
111th RAF Base Force
5th Field Regiment

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8 Indian Brigade stranded in mainland Malaya continues fighting to its last round at Kuantan.


Burma: No Jap LCU’s detected at Moulmein, likely they’re now advancing overland towards Pegu and Rangoon.

Jap fighter sweeps (13 Zeroes total) over Rangoon. Jap bombers (9 Ki-21 Sally) again launch airfield strike against Rangoon. No Allied planes are currently operating from Rangoon, I'm sure Pillager will figure that out in time.


China: No ground combat this game turn. However, Pillager has managed to outmaneuver a group of Chinese LCU’s in southern China, forcing what could be a precarious retreat towards Hengyang. The fact Chinese LCU’s are not terribly mobile (in addition to their low combat value) doesn’t help in the matter. Current situation map follows.




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Supplement to Summary of Operations 1/16/42

The following items were discovered during a subsequent recording of Japanese LCU location and OOB information from the 1/16 game turn Sigint and AAR reports. Both items relate to two full-size Jap divisions Pillager formed by combining their sub-units.

Malaya: Sometime after the fall of Johore Bahru and prior to starting the attack on Singapore, Pillager formed the Jap 48th Division for its sub-units (1 & 2 Formosa Rgts, 47 Infantry Rgt, 48 Recon Rgt, 48 Engineer Rgt, 48 FA Rgt). 2 Formosa Rgt had been formed some time earlier from its sub-units (Kanno & Tanaka Detachments).


Kwantung Army: A Sigint report entry for 1/16 indicates Jap 20th Division is located at Keijo, apparently also indicating 20th Division's sub-units (78, 79, 80 Infantry Rgts; 20 Recon Rgt, 20 Engineer Rgt, 26 FA Rgt) were combined to form the parent LCU (20 Division). My initial "educated guess" at the rationale behind this action is that 20th Division could be earmarked for eventual transfer to China.

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The Big Picture #7 – LCU Unit Organization & Combining Sub-Units

It’s becoming apparent from what has been seen on a series of Sigint and AAR report entries that Pillager and I are taking different philosophies on combining LCU sub-units into parent formations.

My primary emphasis in this discussion is mainly the following topics.

• Why and when would you want to do it in AE? Or wouldn’t want to do it?
• Advantages and disadvantages.

My interests in this discussion lie more in the two preceding topics rather than the merits (or lack thereof) of how AE handles this or the mechanics of combining and dividing LCU’s (which I assume we’re all equally familiar with).

Any discussion from readers is welcome from either an Allied or Japanese perspective (both equally so as far as I’m concerned), also players’ opinions, preferences and personal experience on the subject.


Starting thoughts – what changed in AE:

One significant difference between WitP and AE is that in the starting OOB’s, many units on both sides that existed as large (mostly division size) LCU’s in WitP now exist as a group of named sub-units in AE. Often sub-units of a parent (brigade or divisional) formation are scattered and in some cases only some of a parent formation’s sub-units start the game on-map with other sub-units of the parent formation entering the game later as reinforcements.

In effect… many LCU’s that start the game in WitP as parent (division and brigade) formations now appear in AE as their battalion and regiment size sub-units.


Are there really advantages to combining a large formation starting the game as sub-units into their parent unit?

Apparently, in at least some cases, Pillager’s answer to this question would be “Yes”. Perhaps creating large formations could at least sometimes be a benefit from the Japanese point of view.

I’ll add these questions for readers…

Why and when would you want to create the parent formation from its sub-units?

Is there a bonus making the “whole” (parent formation) greater than the sum of its “parts” (sub-units) when combining sub-units into a parent formation?

Something else to keep in mind… Creating a large formation from its sub-units is not permanent. A large formation created from its sub-units can be readily divided back into sub-units later on.


Early Allied strategy and my own point of view:

What I’ve done so far is to note unit organizations that exist among the different Allied LCU’s now in the game, especially for US ground units and several British, Australian and Indian divisions.

My “school of thought” so far has been to leave Allied sub-units as they are, not combining them into parent formations unless (and until) a specific reason exists for doing so.

Part of my planning process being done to deploy US (and to some extent other Allied) LCU’s includes a number of steps.

1) Identify the parent formations (US and Allied divisions) that exist.

2) Identify the LCU’s that are sub-units in the unit organizations for each parent formation. This includes both LCU’s for sub-units currently on-map and sub-units due to enter the game later as reinforcements.

3) Determine the theatre (South Pacific, SW Pacific, etc) where each parent formation (division) is planned or likely to be employed.

4) Plan routing and movement of all sub-units in the unit organization of a parent formation so that all sub-units of a parent formation are in the same theatre of operations and LCU’s for all sub-units of a parent formation are physically located within proximity of each other in the event it’s desired to combine them into their parent formation.

Advantages (as I see it) to keeping sub-units as they are include.

• Ease of transport. Large parent formations are more readily transported as sub-units, allowing more flexible use of transport ships (and fewer ships at a time).
• Stacking limits on many islands (especially smaller ones) do not permit deployment of parent formations without penalty. Especially true in the Pacific theatres.

In general, Allied parent formations will be brought into forward areas as their component sub-units. The sub-units of each parent formation will be deployed as much as possible in location(s) where they can be easily collected and combined to create the parent formation when and as needed.

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Summary of Operations 1/17/42

Gilbert Is: Japanese amphibious landing reported underway at Nikunau (located SE of Tarawa).


DEI: Unescorted Jap LBA bomber strike against airfield facilities in Soerabaja met by Dutch fighter CAP. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 16

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 20
CW-21B Demon x 11
75A-7 Hawk x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 8 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

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

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Jap CVL task force remains north of Soerabaja, now reported moving on a NW heading. Planes from the Jap TF attack Soerabaja airfield. AAR follows.

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Afternoon Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
B5N1 Kate x 12
D3A1 Val x 2

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 19
CW-21B Demon x 10
75A-7 Hawk x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 2 destroyed
139WH-3: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 2000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 4000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Soerabaja airfield is undamaged.

USAAF B-17’s continue bombing Japanese-controlled oil production facilities at Samarinda. Latest AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Samarinda , at 65,96

Weather in hex: Overcast

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 8

No Allied losses

Oil hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
1 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Samarinda base – oil production 89(12), 4 Japanese LCU’s, undetermined number of Jap aircraft (no plane types identified).


Malaya: Jap air bombing strikes continue against Singapore, also bombardment attack by Jap ground forces. AAR of ground action follows.

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3809 troops, 380 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 2288
Defending force 31030 troops, 460 guns, 259 vehicles, Assault Value = 484

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

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

Assaulting units:
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
14th Tank Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF
6th Tank Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
55th Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
1st Tank Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
48th Division
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
113th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
II./143rd Infantry Battalion
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
91st Naval Guard Unit
14th Army
5th Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
40th Field AA Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
20th AA Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th Field Artillery Regiment
47th Field AA Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
35th Field AA Battalion
25th Army
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
31st Field AA Battalion
54th Const Co
53rd Const Co
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
34th Field AA Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
45th Field AA Battalion
11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
55th Const Co

Defending units:
2nd Loyal Battalion
Singapore Fortress
3/16th Punjab Battalion
3rd SSVF Battalion
22nd Indian Brigade
27th Australian Brigade
SSVF Brigade
2nd Malay Battalion
2/17 Dogra Battalion
1st Malay Battalion
5/14th Punjab Battalion
1st Manchester Battalion
15th Indian Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
1st Hyderabad Battalion
28th Gurkha Brigade
2nd Gordons Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
2nd Argylls Battalion
6th Indian Brigade
1st Mysore Battalion
5/2nd Punjab Battalion
III Indian Corps
112th RAF Base Force
29 Battery/3 HAA
109th RAF Base Force
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
111th RAF Base Force
1st ISF Base Force
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
AHQ Far East
110th RAF Base Force
224 Group RAF
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
Singapore Base Force
30 Battery/3 HAA
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
223 Group RAF
Malaya Army
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
Malayan Air Wing
2nd ISF Base Force
137/155th Field Regiment
109th RN Base Force
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
5th Field Regiment

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Current supply situation in Singapore is fairly good – 51K supply points on hand.

8 Indian Brigade stranded in mainland Malaya continues firing its last round at Kuantan.


Burma: One detected Jap LCU along rail line between Pegu and Rangoon.

Jap fighter sweep (13 Zeroes) and LBA bomber (9 Ki-21 Sally) airfield strike continued against Rangoon.


China: Japanese ground forces resume attack at Changsha. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1425 troops, 179 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2756
Defending force 52190 troops, 403 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1080

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

Allied ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
40th Division
39th Division (new LCU arriving this game turn to reinforce attack)
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
34th Division
6th Division
13th Division
3rd Division
116th Division
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
13th Army
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
26th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
19th Group Army
27th Group Army
29th Group Army
30th Group Army
9th War Area
17th Chinese Base Force

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Summary of Operations 1/18/42

New Guinea: Jap bombers attack Port Moresby airfield. AAR follows.

Current status of Port Moresby base – runway damage 17, airfield service damage 36, no port damage.

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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 4 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 7

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

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DEI: Jap CVL task force remaining stationary north of Soerabaja. Planes from the Jap TF continue attack on Soerabaja airfield. AAR follows.

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Afternoon Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Light rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N1 Kate x 9

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 12
CW-21B Demon x 12
75A-7 Hawk x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 2 destroyed
CW-21B Demon: 1 destroyed
L-18 Lodestar: 1 destroyed on ground
139WH-3: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 3000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 3000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Soerabaja airfield remains undamaged.

USAAF B-17’s continue bombing Japanese-controlled oil production facilities at Samarinda. Pillager now has Ki-43 Oscars based in Samarinda to provide cover over the oil fields. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Samarinda , at 65,96

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 7

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Samarinda base – oil production 83(18), 4 Japanese LCU’s, 10 Jap aircraft (5 fighters). The status in Samarinda is indicating a small amount of additional damage had been inflicted to oil production facilities by today’s B-17 raid.


Malaya: Jap air and ground forces continue bombardment of Singapore. AAR of ground action follows.

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3859 troops, 380 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 2697
Defending force 31357 troops, 460 guns, 259 vehicles, Assault Value = 507

Allied ground losses:
51 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
5th Recon Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
4th Tank Regiment
48th Division
7th Tank Regiment
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment (LCU arrived as reinforcement from Japanese home islands)
24th Infantry Regiment (LCU arrived as reinforcement from Japanese home islands)
113th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment (new LCU entering battle)
148th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF
11th Infantry Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
II./143rd Infantry Battalion
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
91st Naval Guard Unit
3rd Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
45th Field AA Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
47th Field AA Battalion
31st Field AA Battalion
54th Const Co
11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
25th Army
1st RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
35th Field AA Battalion
40th Field AA Battalion
34th Field AA Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
20th AA Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
53rd Const Co
55th Const Co

Defending units:
2nd Gordons Battalion
2nd Argylls Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
28th Gurkha Brigade
2/17 Dogra Battalion
5/14th Punjab Battalion
6th Indian Brigade
1st Hyderabad Battalion
Singapore Fortress
3/16th Punjab Battalion
22nd Indian Brigade
22nd Australian Brigade
2nd Malay Battalion
1st Malay Battalion
SSVF Brigade
27th Australian Brigade
3rd SSVF Battalion
2nd Loyal Battalion
15th Indian Brigade
1st Mysore Battalion
1st Manchester Battalion
5/2nd Punjab Battalion
Malaya Army
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
109th RN Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
29 Battery/3 HAA
Singapore Base Force
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
110th RAF Base Force
137/155th Field Regiment
111th RAF Base Force
1st ISF Base Force
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
Malayan Air Wing
III Indian Corps
109th RAF Base Force
223 Group RAF
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
112th RAF Base Force
2nd ISF Base Force
AHQ Far East
224 Group RAF
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
30 Battery/3 HAA
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Field Regiment

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8 Indian Brigade stranded in mainland Malaya continues firing its last round at Kuantan.


Burma: Jap LBA bomber (9 Ki-21 Sally) airfield strike continues against Rangoon. Current status in Rangoon – runway damage 17, airfield service damage 98, port completely destroyed. Pillager is assisting nicely with Allied demolition operations in Rangoon.


China: Japanese ground forces continue bombardment attack at Changsha. Latest AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 37092 troops, 489 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 2771
Defending force 52305 troops, 403 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1091

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

Allied ground losses:
133 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
40th Division
13th Division
6th Division
3rd Division
34th Division
39th Division
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
116th Division
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
11th Army
13th Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
74th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
19th Group Army
9th War Area
30th Group Army
29th Group Army
27th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/25/2010 9:39:26 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wneumann

The Big Picture #7 – LCU Unit Organization & Combining Sub-Units

It’s becoming apparent from what has been seen on a series of Sigint and AAR report entries that Pillager and I are taking different philosophies on combining LCU sub-units into parent formations.

My primary emphasis in this discussion is mainly the following topics.

• Why and when would you want to do it in AE? Or wouldn’t want to do it?
• Advantages and disadvantages.

.....

I’ll add these questions for readers…

Why and when would you want to create the parent formation from its sub-units?

Is there a bonus making the “whole” (parent formation) greater than the sum of its “parts” (sub-units) when combining sub-units into a parent formation?

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Advantages (as I see it) to keeping sub-units as they are include.

• Ease of transport. Large parent formations are more readily transported as sub-units, allowing more flexible use of transport ships (and fewer ships at a time).
• Stacking limits on many islands (especially smaller ones) do not permit deployment of parent formations without penalty. Especially true in the Pacific theatres.



Read Andy Mac's AAR where he discusses the issue of reconstitution versus keeping the sub units in the light of his failure to hold Darwin with the 3 bdes of Brit 18th division. His conclusion, which I think is certainly correct for British/Commonwealth units, is that even if the 3 bdes of a division are at the same location, the overall combat power is greatly reduced. This is for two reasons, firstly the losses are not evenly spread out throughout the entire "parent unit" but tend to be concentrated on a bde. As a result of disproportionate casualties, morale losses/disorganisation is multiplied and the sub unit becomes hors d'combat. Secondly the divisional artillery is only efficiently brought into combat when supported by the infantry of the entire division.

As you have noted above, there are some advantages to keeping the sub units separated. However I don't think those advantages are that important. In fact, if one adopts their rationale, there is a great risk of committing mistakes. My reasoning is as follows.

(1) Stacking limits. There are enough independent RCTs to garrison the strategically important, but limited garrison islands. These islands tend to have small ports so it is preferable to send only small convoys but you can always use Amphibious TF if you need to transport a large unit. In any case, small islands are not good festungs as they can always be overwhelmed by a determined opponent, hence you should only ever have expendable units there. IMHO, losing a third of a USMC division on one of these islands is not a good outcome.

(2) Ease of transport. A full division can be easily sent to middle sized ports which unrestricted islands tend to have as a minimum. Also the threat of enemy subs means that large and well protected troop convoys are required, irrespective of the size of the combat unit being transported. Unlike classical WITP. the ability in AE to merge TFs is a very valuable feature. This allows for the shorter legged escorts to be allocated their own escort zones where they meet and hand over their charges to the next escort zone.

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/25/2010 10:03:00 PM   
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If the lcu's components are low morale/exp I like to combine them under a good commander (especially 1stBurma). There aren't a lot of good commanders available in the beginning for the allies, it's best to maximize their effect.

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/26/2010 5:57:24 AM   
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Alfred and anarchyintheuk,

Appreciate both your feedback. I was completely unaware of the effects for uncombined sub-units in combat. That is something I will certainly have to keep in mind especially when these LCU are in or near front-line areas.

After seeing anarchy's post, I will have to look more closely at low experience/morale British and Commonwealth LCU's, particularly those now being withdrawn from Burma and also Australian LCU's stationed in Australia. In the case of Australia I'll have to sift through all the Australian units and concentrate sub-units of parent formations together as much as possible at bases in Australia. If true for New Zealand, will need to be done there too. I have transferred several Australian Bns and a number of New Zealand LCU into South Pacific command and shipped them out to occupy some key forward island bases along with US troops arriving in the South Pacific theatre. Hopefully these deployments did not result in dispersal of LCU's in a parent formation.

LCU's withdrawing out of Burma and those remaining in Burma as the rear-guard are gonna be pretty badly jumbled up and more difficult to sort out. Some of these units were evacuated by sea to Calcutta, others are now leaving Burma by overland march and well on their way to India, still others remain in Burma to fight a rear-guard action. It's very likely it will be some before these LCU can be sifted out into parent formations and almost certain that some of these sub-units will see combat independently before I have any opportunity to reunite them with other LCU's of their parent formations.

Otherwise, I have sub-units of several British and Commonwealth parent formations (notably 18 British Division, 7 British Armoured Brigade, 6 Australian Division plus an Indian Division) that are still in separate sub-units but deployed together where they can be very quickly combined into the parent formation. All these parent formations had been dispatched to Ceylon or India for the time being.


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You have to be particularly careful about the NZ sub units.

Most of the Australian sub units are either infantry Bdes which can be merged into the 5 CMF divisions or sub units of Base Forces. As such they have some substance to them even if kept separate. There are only a few Bn sized sub units which can be combined. Keep an eye out for:

(a) the Bns in Western Australia which make up 13th Bde,
(b) the Bns found in Australia and Papua New Guinea which make up SWPac's 30th Bde,
(c) the various units found in Malaya, Darwin and Papua which make up 8th AIF Div.

Later in 1942 you will get company sized sub units which really have to be combined to get any combat value out of them.

The New Zealand situation is quite different to the Australian situation. There you have only Bn sized units which can be combined. In AE, Bns are almost useless for combat purposes as they have no staying power. For example, Fiji starts off with a New Zealand garrison of a Bde. But the Bde is split up into its three Bns, one at Nadi and the other two at Suva. Look at their AV - if combined they present some substance, but kept separate, the sole Bn at Nadi is not going to stop too many Japanese Naval Guard units, let alone a full Imperial division.

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/27/2010 6:20:25 PM   
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quote:

You have to be particularly careful about the NZ sub units.

Most of the Australian sub units are either infantry Bdes which can be merged into the 5 CMF divisions or sub units of Base Forces. As such they have some substance to them even if kept separate. There are only a few Bn sized sub units which can be combined. Keep an eye out for:

(a) the Bns in Western Australia which make up 13th Bde,
(b) the Bns found in Australia and Papua New Guinea which make up SWPac's 30th Bde,
(c) the various units found in Malaya, Darwin and Papua which make up 8th AIF Div.

Later in 1942 you will get company sized sub units which really have to be combined to get any combat value out of them.

The New Zealand situation is quite different to the Australian situation. There you have only Bn sized units which can be combined. In AE, Bns are almost useless for combat purposes as they have no staying power. For example, Fiji starts off with a New Zealand garrison of a Bde. But the Bde is split up into its three Bns, one at Nadi and the other two at Suva. Look at their AV - if combined they present some substance, but kept separate, the sole Bn at Nadi is not going to stop too many Japanese Naval Guard units, let alone a full Imperial division.


Alfred,

Thanks and good thing I asked...

As far as the Australian 8 AIF Division is concerned, I may have to consider evacuating cadres of 22 & 27 Australian Brigades via submarine transport from Singapore in the time I have left if there's any possibilty of creating this division in the future (however distant). I extensively evacuated full LCU's and cadres in my CHS game with Pillager but haven't done much of it so far in our AE match, mainly due to restricted commands in AE and a change in how I've been using US fleet submarines at this point in the game (last time I was using them mainly as transports for evacuation, this time they're out on patrol). Might have to re-think at least some of that. I'm forming plans to remove at least some of the small LCU's in Papua by air to mainland Australia - presumably including some Australian 8 AIF sub-units. No matter what, it will likely take a considerable amount of time, replacement elements and effort to make Australian 8 AIF Division a useable entity.

Same possibly goes for 30 Australian Brigade.

Collecting sub-units of 13 Australian Brigade should not be difficult. Most if not all of them should still be in the area.


Your information on NZ could be the most valuable. So far unmentioned are plans that are well underway to defend as much of a bridgehead as I can in the Japanese outer perimeter line (Port Moresby - Noumea- Fiji - Samoa - Canton Is) that Pillager set up in our last match. Plans are to make the bridgehead's area as large as possible given the forces already available in the area and reinforcements I can get there in whatever time I have (along with stocks of supply and fuel).

Oddly enough, this bridgehead is centered around Suva and supporting positions on nearby islands with Auckland as its staging area. The NZ garrisons in both Suva itself and Nadi are already reinforced with LCU's drawn from a variety of locations (other NZ units, several Australian Bns, some US units) with fortifications under construction since 12/8/41. Other Allied LCU's are enroute to Suva or about to be. Forming another NZ brigade from units already on Fiji might be very useful here.

I'll also have to "inventory" the NZ ground forces still in New Zealand to figure out what parent formation(s) can be created from those before dispatching any more.



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Summary of Operations 1/19/42

Solomon Is: Allied coastwatcher at Feni Is (near Rabaul) detects unidentified Jap task force (2 ships) moving on an E heading.


New Guinea: Jap bombers (14 G3M Nell) continue attacking Port Moresby airfield. Some additional runway damage.

Current status of Port Moresby base – runway damage 24, airfield service damage 38, no port damage.


DEI: Jap CVL task force(s) near Soerabaja have departed, no further reported contact or detection in the Java Sea. Dutch submarine K-XVIII engaged elements of the Jap CVL task force off Java as it was moving from the area. AAR follows.

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ASW attack near Soerabaja at 58,102

Japanese Ships
DD Natsushio
CS Chiyoda
DD Sawakaze
DD Shikinami

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII, hits 2 (sys damage 5; no float, fire or eng damage)

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One or more unidentified Jap TF(s) now in Samarinda base, possibly the Jap CVL force previously off Soerabaja. Japanese ship(s) also detected at anchor in Samarinda.

Detected status of Samarinda base – oil production 83(18), 5 Japanese LCU’s (+1 from last report), 31 Jap aircraft (18 fighters).

Jap LBA bombing strike (15 G3M Nell) against Balikpapan airfield, some damage reported. No operational Allied planes are currently at Balikpapan.



Malaya: Jap air and ground forces continue bombardment of Singapore. AAR of ground action follows. 49K supply remains on hand in Singapore.

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 67831 troops, 927 guns, 249 vehicles, Assault Value = 2800
Defending force 31604 troops, 460 guns, 259 vehicles, Assault Value = 520

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

Allied ground losses:
127 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
5th Engineer Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
Imperial Guards Division
21st Infantry Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
II./143rd Infantry Battalion
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
6th Tank Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
48th Division
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
91st Naval Guard Unit
5th Mortar Battalion
31st Field AA Battalion
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
20th AA Regiment
35th Field AA Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
14th Army
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
45th Field AA Battalion
5th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
34th Field AA Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
47th Field AA Battalion
53rd Const Co
25th Army
56th Field Artillery Regiment
54th Const Co
40th Field AA Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
55th Const Co

Defending units:
6th Indian Brigade
28th Gurkha Brigade
5/14th Punjab Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
1st Mysore Battalion
1st Malay Battalion
15th Indian Brigade
22nd Indian Brigade
22nd Australian Brigade
3/16th Punjab Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
SSVF Brigade
2nd Argylls Battalion
2nd Gordons Battalion
3rd SSVF Battalion
2nd Loyal Battalion
1st Hyderabad Battalion
Singapore Fortress
1st Manchester Battalion
2/17 Dogra Battalion
2nd Malay Battalion
5/2nd Punjab Battalion
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
Malaya Army
223 Group RAF
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
Singapore Base Force
110th RAF Base Force
AHQ Far East
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
112th RAF Base Force
111th RAF Base Force
29 Battery/3 HAA
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
III Indian Corps
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
2nd ISF Base Force
109th RAF Base Force
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
1st ISF Base Force
30 Battery/3 HAA
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
224 Group RAF
Malayan Air Wing
109th RN Base Force
137/155th Field Regiment
5th Field Regiment

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Burma: Continuing Jap LBA bomber strike against Rangoon airfleld.


China: Japanese ground forces attack at Changsha, also near Nanyang and Kweilin. AAR’s follow.

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 86085 troops, 959 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 2782
Defending force 52331 troops, 403 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1093
Japanese adjusted assault: 2305
Allied adjusted defense: 1519
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
1234 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 140 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 108 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled

Allied ground losses:
4116 casualties reported
Squads: 83 destroyed, 192 disabled
Non Combat: 53 destroyed, 238 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 30 disabled

Assaulting units:
39th Division
3rd Division
40th Division
13th Division
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
34th Division
6th Division
116th Division
11th Army
1st Mortar Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
13th Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
10th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
27th Group Army
19th Group Army
29th Group Army
30th Group Army
9th War Area
17th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at 76,55 (E of Kweilin)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12757 troops, 104 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 464
Defending force 1885 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 20
Japanese adjusted assault: 432
Allied adjusted defense: 34
Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
479 casualties reported
Squads: 57 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 56 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
104th Division

Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps
16th Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at 84,46 (S of Nanyang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5744 troops, 50 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 209
Defending force 2538 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 65
Japanese adjusted assault: 292
Allied adjusted defense: 7
Japanese assault odds: 41 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
40 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1483 casualties reported
Squads: 41 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 25 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
48th Chinese Corps
2nd Group Army




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wneumann,

As you specifically identified 8 AIF in post #104 I comment on that "placeholder" parent unit but the comment applies equally well to all other "placeholder" parent units in AE.

In classical WITP, if you divided a division into /A, /B and /C, you could only recombine back if all three subunits existed with the same TOE. Evacuation of cadres was essential in order to rebuild a unit. These considerations do not apply in AE for the purposes of combining sub units into the parent "placeholder" unit.

The "placeholder" 8th AIF division can be built even if you completely lose the 22nd and 27th Bdes in Malaya and have not saved cadres from those two bdes. The 8th AIF can be built whenever all the existing on map sub units are co-located. The strength of the 8th results from how many (and their strength) of those subunits. The complete 8th ensues if you combine 22nd Bde, 27th Bde, Gull Force, Sparrow Force etc. A much weaker 8th ensues if you only have Gull, Sparrow etc alive. Hence the more of 22nd and 27th bdes you save, the stronger 8 AIF will be on creation but the "placeholder" parent can be created even if the two bdes in Malaya are completely lost.

You therefore may not have to alter your usuage of Allied subs in order to rescue sub units from Malaya. Also note that in AE use of Allied subs for transporting LCUs is very restricted compared to classical WITP.

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/28/2010 5:03:45 PM   
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Alfred,

Good time for a discussion while waiting for my next game turn.

quote:

In classical WITP, if you divided a division into /A, /B and /C, you could only recombine back if all three subunits existed with the same TOE. Evacuation of cadres was essential in order to rebuild a unit. These considerations do not apply in AE for the purposes of combining sub units into the parent "placeholder" unit.

The "placeholder" 8th AIF division can be built even if you completely lose the 22nd and 27th Bdes in Malaya and have not saved cadres from those two bdes. The 8th AIF can be built whenever all the existing on map sub units are co-located. The strength of the 8th results from how many (and their strength) of those subunits. The complete 8th ensues if you combine 22nd Bde, 27th Bde, Gull Force, Sparrow Force etc. A much weaker 8th ensues if you only have Gull, Sparrow etc alive. Hence the more of 22nd and 27th bdes you save, the stronger 8 AIF will be on creation but the "placeholder" parent can be created even if the two bdes in Malaya are completely lost.


I'd say the good news here is that 8 Australian Division can be built regardless of what I get out of Singapore (and it won't be much), the bad news is that it will be expensive in terms of time and replacement elements. A long-term project to make a long story short. At this time I have the three battalions safely inside Allied lines (Gull and Sparrow at Darwin, Lark was pulled out of Rabaul intact and dispatched into the Suva bridgehead). I'm still going ahead with plans to extract whatever elements of 22 and/or 27 Brigades I can get out of Singapore before its demise on the premise that every squad of 8 Division I manage to collect in Australia (or wherever) is one less squad needed from the replacement pools.

I have 3-4 US fleet subs now operating in the DEI that could be detached to evacuate a few elements of the Australian brigades to Australia and could also any use Dutch subs that can be spared from patrol operations. Plans would be to extract squads of the Australian brigades from Singapore by air via Palembang and Batavia, then loading subs and getting them to Australia. A small problem being that there are no (surviving) Allied transport ships in the DEI and likely not possible to get any there safely given nearly all the DEI is now within striking range of Jap LBA (Nells & Bettys) not to mention the Baby KB. Get a cadre of either 22 or 27 Brigade (or both) to Australia and rebuilding the cadre(s) would be a first step in a long-term project of constructing 8 Australian Division.

Another Allied parent formation that could be "sticky" is 2 Marine Division. One of its sub-units (8 Marine Rgt) is already in the Suva bridgehead, another sub-unit (2 Marine Rgt) is leaving for Suva shortly. A third regiment of 2 Marine Division is due to arrive as a reinforcement in about 115 days and a USMC Engineer Rgt from 2 Division is now at Pearl Harbor. My course on 2 Marine Division appears to be dispatching its elements to the South Pacific theatre and building the parent formation of the division there.


quote:

You therefore may not have to alter your usage of Allied subs in order to rescue sub units from Malaya. Also note that in AE use of Allied subs for transporting LCUs is very restricted compared to classical WITP.


I very quickly noticed the restrictions on using Allied subs for LCU transport - this actually being one of my two main reasons for changes in early-war Allied sub operations from what I had done in CHS. The other reason being increased sub patrols inside the Japanese lines to detect and intercept Pillager's transport and naval movements (particularly the KB).


Ed Note: My reference to the Suva bridgehead reflects plans now well underway to defend not only Suva itself but also a modest line of island bases screening the (close-in) eastern approaches to both Suva and Auckland. The short-term intent is creating a concentrated defense to hold as much ground as possible within this immediate area given the resources now on hand and additional reinforcements (US, Australian and NZ) that can arrive in the time available. Longer-term plans for this bridgehead is that it will form the "core territory" of the South Pacific theatre.

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Summary of Operations 1/20/42

Japanese Home Islands: SS Thresher reports contact with Jap surface ASW south of Tokyo. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Hachijo-jima at 114,64

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 24
PB Yahada Maru
PB Sento Maru

Allied Ships
SS Thresher

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Mainland US: A total of 62 USAAF fighter pilots in on-map flight training since 12/8/41 were transferred into the general pilot reserve from four USAAF fighter squadrons (one a HQ unit) scheduled for withdrawal in the next few game turns. The transferred pilots had been replaced with (62) green replacements. The pilots were taken from USAAF squadrons due for withdrawal shortly and do not have a scheduled date for later re-entry into the game. The transferred pilots now have an average pilot experience of 45-50 or so with air-to-air proficiency ratings in the 60’s. Plans are to transfer these pilots from the general reserve into other USAAF fighter squadrons to continue on-map training.


Game question: I haven't found any discussion on this particular topic... When withdrawing from the game an air unit with a scheduled withdrawal date that is also scheduled to re-enter the game later, does that air unit return to the game (at the scheduled return date) with the same group of pilots that were in the squadron at the time it was withdrawn?

(i.e. a squadron with a scheduled withdrawal date of 6/42 and a return date of 6/43 is withdrawn from the game. Does that squadron return to the game in 6/43 with the same pilots it had when it was withdrawn in 1942?)


Central Pacific: Sigint report entry for 1/20/42 indicating heavy volume of intercepted Jap radio transmissions at Kwajalein.

Jap amphibious landing operations were detected underway at Nikuanau Atoll (SE of Tarawa). AAR of the landing follows.

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Amphibious Assault at Nikunau

TF 131 troops unloading over beach at Nikunau, 139,134

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

17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of 4th JNAF Coy
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 4th JNAF Coy

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New Guinea: Jap bombers (12 G3M Nell) continue attacking Port Moresby airfield. Two Jap bombers hit by flak, no additional damage reported to airfield facilities.

Current status of Port Moresby base – runway damage 20, airfield service damage 38, no port damage.


DEI: Japanese capture Balikpapan. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 12064 troops, 105 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 386
Defending force 2179 troops, 62 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 41
Japanese adjusted assault: 383
Allied adjusted defense: 8
Japanese assault odds: 47 to 1 (fort level 2)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Balikpapan !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1822 casualties reported
Squads: 27 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 50 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 17 (16 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4

Assaulting units:
65th Brigade
33rd Infantry Regiment
1st Ind. Engineer Regiment
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
VI KNIL Battalion
Samarinda KNIL Battalion
Balikpapan Base Force
Samarinda Base Force

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Detected status of Balikpapan base is showing no damage to oil production or refinery facilities, indicating that Pillager may have captured Balikpapan intact. Only a small number of Dutch engineer squads had been in Balikpapan at the time of the Jap attack so it is likely that little or no demolitions to the oil or refinery facilities occurred when Balikpapan fell.

USAAF B-17’s bomb oil production facilities in Samarinda. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Samarinda , at 65,96

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 5 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes

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Detected status of Samarinda base – oil production 83(18), 1 Japanese LCU (-4 from last report), 40 Jap aircraft (22 fighters). From this detected status it appears this game turn’s B-17 raid produced no additional damage to oil facilities in Samarinda.

Two Japanese AK spotted in Samarinda, one torpedoed by Dutch sub K-VII. AAR follows.

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Submarine attack near Samarinda at 65,96

Japanese Ships
xAK Kizan Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage (confirmed sunk)

Allied Ships
SS KVII

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

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Malaya: Japanese air bombardment of Singapore continues. Jap ground forces launch renewed land assault against Singapore. AAR of ground action follows. 47K supply remains on hand in Singapore.

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 80607 troops, 953 guns, 781 vehicles, Assault Value = 2858
Defending force 31874 troops, 460 guns, 259 vehicles, Assault Value = 534
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1
Japanese adjusted assault: 1302
Allied adjusted defense: 579
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1824 casualties reported
Squads: 27 destroyed, 216 disabled
Non Combat: 37 destroyed, 271 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 38 disabled
Vehicles lost 66 (9 destroyed, 57 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2468 casualties reported
Squads: 92 destroyed, 148 disabled
Non Combat: 80 destroyed, 461 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 78 (20 destroyed, 58 disabled)

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
4th Tank Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF
6th Tank Regiment
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
148th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
55th Infantry Regiment
48th Division
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
II./143rd Infantry Battalion
41st Infantry Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
91st Naval Guard Unit
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
45th Field AA Battalion
31st Field AA Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
53rd Const Co
5th Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
54th Const Co
20th AA Regiment
25th Army
3rd Mortar Battalion
47th Field AA Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Army
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
35th Field AA Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Field Artillery Regiment
40th Field AA Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
34th Field AA Battalion
55th Const Co

Defending units:
27th Australian Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
Singapore Fortress
5/14th Punjab Battalion
3rd SSVF Battalion
1st Hyderabad Battalion
1st Manchester Battalion
2nd Loyal Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
15th Indian Brigade
3/16th Punjab Battalion
22nd Indian Brigade
2nd Gordons Battalion
1st Mysore Battalion
2nd Argylls Battalion
1st Malay Battalion
6th Indian Brigade
SSVF Brigade
28th Gurkha Brigade
2nd Malay Battalion
2/17 Dogra Battalion
5/2nd Punjab Battalion
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
29 Battery/3 HAA
110th RAF Base Force
109th RN Base Force
1st ISF Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
111th RAF Base Force
AHQ Far East
30 Battery/3 HAA
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
224 Group RAF
Malaya Army
223 Group RAF
112th RAF Base Force
137/155th Field Regiment
III Indian Corps
2nd ISF Base Force
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
109th RAF Base Force
Malayan Air Wing
Singapore Base Force
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Field Regiment

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An airlift of elements from 27 Australian Brigade from Singapore is being started to extract a cadre of this unit for eventual rebuilding of 8 Australian Division. A force of ten Dutch Do-24 and PBY patrol floatplanes are flying into Singapore to pick up elements of 27 Brigade and transport them to Java via Palembang. Plans are to transport elements of the 27 Brigade from Java to Australia by submarine.

If possible, a cadre of elements from 22 Australian Brigade will later be extracted from Singapore in a similar manner.


China: Japanese ground forces continue attack at Changsha. Latest AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 84145 troops, 959 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 2649
Defending force 48774 troops, 403 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 901
Japanese adjusted assault: 2073
Allied adjusted defense: 1151
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
2686 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 191 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 139 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2612 casualties reported
Squads: 187 destroyed, 102 disabled
Non Combat: 166 destroyed, 170 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Assaulting units:
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Division
39th Division
34th Division
3rd Division
13th Division
40th Division
116th Division
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
4th Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
13th Army
16th JAAF Base Force

Defending units:
78th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
9th War Area
27th Group Army
19th Group Army
30th Group Army
29th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force

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< Message edited by wneumann -- 9/3/2010 3:37:57 PM >

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 9/4/2010 2:32:54 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wneumann

Game question: I haven't found any discussion on this particular topic... When withdrawing from the game an air unit with a scheduled withdrawal date that is also scheduled to re-enter the game later, does that air unit return to the game (at the scheduled return date) with the same group of pilots that were in the squadron at the time it was withdrawn?

(i.e. a squadron with a scheduled withdrawal date of 6/42 and a return date of 6/43 is withdrawn from the game. Does that squadron return to the game in 6/43 with the same pilots it had when it was withdrawn in 1942?)



I don't keep records on individual pilots so I can't give you a definitive answer but my experience is that firstly when I hover the mouse over the withdraw button for these units (ie those scheduled to return) the mouseover states that pilots and planes go to the pool and secondly when for my training units I request veteran pilots in order to continue with their interrupted training, I find in the General Reserve pilots with very low stats. These pilots I assume to be the rookies I had put into withdrawing units in order to extract the partially trained pilots just before I withdraw the unit.

Alfred

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Alfred,

I had been hoping (whether I would get my wish or not is another story) for a scenario where pilots that had been in training with a withdrawing squadron would remain with the squadron after it left the game and the squadron would retun later basically the same way as it was when it left. Though now (on second thought) I can easily see how the game mechanics would do it as you're describing.

Actually for withdrawing squadrons, it appears the best course might be to keep the trained pilots with a withdrawing squadron when taking it out of the game as the pilots will go into the general replacement pool anyway - rather than moving the trained pilots from the withdrawing squadron into the general pool yourself. It also seems from this that not manually transferring trained pilots from a withdrawing squadron to the general pool would prevent dumping a bunch of rookie pilots (the ones brought in to replace the trained pilots) into the general pool when the squadron is withdrawn.

My intent had been to use the general pilot replacement pool as a "reservoir" of pilots that had completed various stages of on-map training with air units (keeping rookie pilots out of this pool). From the general pilot replacement pool, I had been planning to draw trained pilots from it into (1) front-line combat squadrons or (2) another rear-area squadron to resume their on-map pilot training. The benefit of keeping rookie pilots out of the replacement pool is primarily a housekeeping one - having pilots sorted out according to their training status and readiness for use in front-line combat ops.

Again, appreciate your feedback.

< Message edited by wneumann -- 9/4/2010 6:11:07 PM >

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Summary of Operations 1/21/42

US West Coast: An unescorted transport returning to the US West Coast reports attempted attack by a Jap submarine identified as the I-19 southwest of San Francisco. An ASW escort had departed to meet the transport and provide an escort through the final approach into San Francisco – the escort did meet the transport following the sub attack and merged with it four hexes out from San Francisco.

Current US ASW practice is to provide a temporary ASW screen to otherwise unescorted individual transports while they are moving through sea areas within 4-5 hexes of the US West Coast. This practice is done either as an attached escort to departing transport(s) until they are beyond the 4-5 hex range, or sending an ASW escort to merge with incoming transport(s) approaching the 4-5 hex range from the coast. Location of the Jap sub attack (hex 214,78) was eight hexes SW of San Francisco, outside the present ASW screening range from the US West Coast.

At this point, it's believed the location of this particular Jap sub contact was more coincidental rather than a deliberate action by Pillager to station Jap sub patrols outside the 4-5 hex range. For now, my current practice for these ASW escorts hasn’t been employed to the extent or the frequency where Pillager could have established a pattern.


Solomon Is: Japanese surface TF appeared at Tulagi – DD Ikazuchi hit mine laid in a defensive minefield laid by Australian CM Bungaree in 12/41. AAR follows.

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TF 411 encounters mine field at Tulagi (114,137)

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko, Mine hits 1
DD Ikazuchi, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage (confirmed sunk)

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It appears from this action that Tulagi is Pillager’s likely next target for Japanese southward expansion in the SW Pacific area. Current position of Force N is within striking range of Tulagi with plans to engage Jap transports attempting an amphibious operation at Tulagi (which can reasonably be expected shortly). While the presence of Force N will not prevent an eventual Japanese capture of Tulagi, I intend to make the fall of Tulagi a bit expensive for Pillager if at all possible.


New Guinea: Jap bombers (15 G3M Nell) continue attacking Port Moresby airfield. Five Jap bombers hit by flak, additional damage reported to airfield facilities.

Current status of Port Moresby base – runway damage 32, airfield service damage 40, no port damage.


Australia: Jap LBA bombers hit airfield facilities in Darwin. AAR follows. Moderate damage reported to airfield facilities at Darwin.

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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 1 destroyed on ground
Wirraway: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 9

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

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Current status of Darwin base – airfield service damage 8, no runway or port damage.


DEI: Dutch and USAAF level bombers launch strikes against Jap-controlled oil facilities at Balikpapan and Samarinda. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 27

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 10 destroyed, 8 damaged

Oil hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x 139WH-3 bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 300 kg GP Bomb
1 x 139WH-3 bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 300 kg GP Bomb
5 x 139WH-3 bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 300 kg GP Bomb
2 x 139WH-3 bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 300 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes

Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged: (same as preceding attack)

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Morning Air attack on Samarinda , at 65,96

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 5

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged

Oil hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Training flight from Yamada Det S-1 has been caught up in attack

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Detected status of Samarinda base – oil production 79(22), 1 Japanese LCU, 39 Jap aircraft (19 fighters). This detected status indicates today’s B-17 raid produced a small amount of additional damage to oil facilities in Samarinda.

Detected status of Balikpapan base – oil production 276(25), refinery 296(5), 4 Japanese LCU’s, undetermined number and type(s) of Jap aircraft. Also at least one detected Jap TF in Balikpapan.

Plans are to continue employing Dutch level bombers in attacks against oil production facilities in Balikpapan as long as operational planes remain to do so. As these bombers will eventually be lost with the fall of the DEI, attacks on oil facilities are probably the (last and) most effective possible action for the Dutch bombers while they remain in existence. 43 Dutch 139-WH bombers (25 operational) remain with no available replacement planes. All available 139-WH planes in the replacement pool were used to rebuild Dutch bomber squadrons following strikes on oil facilities at Tarakan earlier in 1/42.

Japanese ground forces capture Kolaka (SE Celebes near Kendari). AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Kolaka (68,105)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3752 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127
Defending force 345 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9
Japanese adjusted assault: 63
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 63 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Kolaka !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
80 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
9th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Kendari Garrison Battalion
Kendari Base Force

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An airlift by Dutch patrol seaplanes is now underway to transport elements of 27 Australian Brigade from Singapore to Palembang. A second group of Dutch patrol seaplanes from Batavia are picking up evacuated elements of 27 Brigade in Palembang and transporting them to Batavia. Submarine transports will be loading the cadre of 27 Brigade in Batavia for movement to Australia.


Malaya: Continued Japanese air and ground bombardment of Singapore. Latest AAR of ground action follows. 48K supply remains on hand in Singapore.

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3871 troops, 380 guns, 162 vehicles, Assault Value = 2636
Defending force 28015 troops, 459 guns, 241 vehicles, Assault Value = 375

Allied ground losses:
87 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
12th Engineer Regiment
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
5th Recon Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF
14th Tank Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
II./143rd Infantry Battalion
11th Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
21st Infantry Regiment
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
24th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
48th Division
56th Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
91st Naval Guard Unit
11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
35th Field AA Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
14th Army
47th Field AA Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
54th Const Co
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
31st Field AA Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
34th Field AA Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
5th Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
40th Field AA Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
25th Army
56th Field Artillery Regiment
53rd Const Co
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
45th Field AA Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
20th AA Regiment
55th Const Co

Defending units:
2/17 Dogra Battalion
3/16th Punjab Battalion
2nd Argylls Battalion
3rd SSVF Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd Gordons Battalion
6th Indian Brigade
1st Manchester Battalion
28th Gurkha Brigade
22nd Indian Brigade
2nd Loyal Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
5/14th Punjab Battalion
SSVF Brigade
2nd Malay Battalion
Singapore Fortress
1st Malay Battalion
1st Mysore Battalion
1st Hyderabad Battalion
15th Indian Brigade
22nd Australian Brigade
5/2nd Punjab Battalion
29 Battery/3 HAA
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
2nd ISF Base Force
224 Group RAF
Malayan Air Wing
110th RAF Base Force
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
III Indian Corps
109th RN Base Force
Malaya Army
1st ISF Base Force
137/155th Field Regiment
30 Battery/3 HAA
111th RAF Base Force
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
223 Group RAF
AHQ Far East
Singapore Base Force
109th RAF Base Force
112th RAF Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
5th Field Regiment

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8 Indian Brigade continues fighting to its last round at Kuantan (throwing branches and logs into the tracks of Japanese tanks to jam them up). AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Kuantan (51,79)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2041 troops, 8 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 75
Defending force 837 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28
Japanese adjusted assault: 36
Allied adjusted defense: 3
Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
11 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, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
22nd Recon Regiment
56th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
8th Indian Brigade

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Burma: Japanese capture Pegu. AAR follows. It appears at this time only an “advance guard” of Japanese ground forces has entered Burma (most Japanese ground forces in SE Asia busy at Singapore). It's likely that Jap ground forces in Burma are not expected to appear in significant numbers until some time after the fall of Singapore.

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Ground combat at Pegu (55,53)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3366 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127
Defending force 406 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 18
Japanese adjusted assault: 83
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 83 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Pegu !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
341 casualties reported
Squads: 22 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
112th Infantry Regiment (same LCU that captured Moulmein)

Defending units:
4th Burma Rifles Battalion

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China: Japanese ground forces continue attack at Changsha. Latest AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1420 troops, 179 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2557
Defending force 45941 troops, 401 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 819

Allied ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
40th Division
34th Division
39th Division
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Division
116th Division
6th Division
3rd Division
5th RGC Route Brigade (new Jap LCU entering this battle as a reinforcement)
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
13th Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
16th JAAF Base Force

Defending units:
26th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
27th Group Army
19th Group Army
29th Group Army
30th Group Army
9th War Area
17th Chinese Base Force

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< Message edited by wneumann -- 9/5/2010 6:05:37 PM >

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 9/5/2010 4:20:26 AM   
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See post #6 in Cantona's thread on pilots in main forum for confirmation of pilots being sent to General Reserve.

Alfred

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 9/5/2010 6:43:31 PM   
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Thanks Alfred, went out to see Cantona's thread.

My current practice up to now for training squadrons has been to bring them up to 100% of their nominal pilot strength with all pilots set active, regardless of the number of planes on hand in the squadrons. (i.e. a squadron with a nominal full strength of 25 pilots will contain 25 pilots) From the post in Cantona's thread, it's apparent I can "stock" these squadrons up to 133% of nominal strength and keep all these pilots active and presumably training. Placing additional rookie pilots into training squadrons will certainly increase the rate of my current pilot training in terms of the numbers of pilots. Given the hordes of unemployed rookie pilots available, this measure is certainly worth looking into in those instances where it can be done with no impact on other activities.

Other items in my current on-map pilot training practices include setting squadrons to 100% training mode and keeping them at the 100% level until average pilot fatigue level in a squadron reaches 30 or over. Once a squadron's pilot fatigue level goes over 30, the squadron is stood down and pilot fatigue allowed to reset to zero (usually in 4-5 days or less). Once pilots are completely rested, the squadron is again put on 100% training level and training resumed. All on-map squadrons in training mode (which most Allied squadrons are at this stage of the game) are monitored on a daily (game turn) basis. The result I am seeing from the 100% training level is all pilots in the squadron are actively training and showing increases in experience and/or assigned skill level(s).

It should also be said here that many squadrons (particularly in the mainland US) never undergo pilot fatigue.

All on-map pilot training is specialized, with the particular skill(s) set for a squadron dependent on the type of squadron (fighter, bomber, etc) and in some cases the anticipated role of the pilots in training and/or the squadron the pilots are in.

Carrier pilots, both US and British, are also involved in pilot training while their carriers are disbanded in port. Pilot training is also conducted for pilots in float plane detachments aboard cruisers and BB's disbanded in a port. Pilot training practices for ship-based pilots is conducted in a similar manner to their LBA cousins.

At least for the present... pilot training is the most aggressive part of the Allied air war.

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 9/6/2010 6:14:33 AM   
wneumann


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Summary of Operations 1/22/42

US East Coast: British liner Queen Elizabeth has started service between the US East Coast and Capetown as a fast transport to relay US LCU’s bound to the SW and South Pacific theatres via Australia. Queen Elizabeth is departing the US East Coast this game turn with 134 USAAF Base Force and 4600 supply as cargo.


Gilbert Is: Japanese capture Nikunau Atoll southeast of Tarawa. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Nikunau (139,134)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 324 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6
Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0
Japanese adjusted assault: 4
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Nikunau !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:

Assaulting units:
4th JNAF Coy
13th JAAF AF Coy

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Central Pacific: SS Sculpin reports contact with Japanese task force south of Truk. AAR follows. Given the location of the contact and assuming the spotted Jap TF departed from Truk (which it probably did), projected movement of this task force is showing Tulagi as its possible destination. Detected composition of the Jap TF makes it possible the TF's an invasion force to capture Tulagi.

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ASW attack near Truk at 112,111

Japanese Ships
PB Magan Maru
APD Shimakaze
xAKL Konsan Maru
PB Nanpo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sculpin

SS Sculpin launches 4 torpedoes at PB Magan Maru

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New Guinea: Jap bombers (13 G3M Nell) continue attacks on Port Moresby airfield. Three Jap bombers hit by flak (1 destroyed), no significant additional damage to airfield facilities reported.

Current status of Port Moresby base – runway damage 32, airfield service damage 41, no port damage.


Australia: Jap LBA bombers (9 G4M Betty) hit airfield facilities in Darwin. Three Jap planes hit by flak. Current status of Darwin base shows no airfield or port damage.


DEI: Dutch bombers attempt night raid on Balikpapan. USAAF bombers again strike oil facilities at Samarinda. Latest AAR’s follow.

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Night Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3

No Allied losses
Oil hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 300 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Samarinda , at 65,96

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
1 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Samarinda base – oil production 76(25), 1 Japanese LCU, 33 Jap aircraft (19 fighters).

Detected status of Balikpapan base – oil production 274(27), refinery 296(5), 4 Japanese LCU’s, 59 Jap aircraft (30 fighters). At least one detected Jap TF remains in Balikpapan.

Several reported contacts in the Makassar Straits between Dutch submarines and Japanese TF(s). AAR’s follow.

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ASW attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
PB Hakata Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS O16

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ASW attack near Balikpapan at 66,98

Japanese Ships (TF moving on SW heading)
TB Kamo
CL Tama
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Amatsukaze
TB Kiji
DD Suzukaze
DD Umikaze

Allied Ships
SS O23

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Malaya: Continued Japanese air and ground bombardment of Singapore. Latest AAR of ground action follows. 48K supply remains on hand in Singapore.

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3917 troops, 380 guns, 164 vehicles, Assault Value = 2713
Defending force 28350 troops, 450 guns, 240 vehicles, Assault Value = 401

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
152 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
16th Infantry Regiment
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
II./143rd Infantry Battalion
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
24th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
11th Infantry Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
48th Division
1st Tank Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
Sasebo 8th SNLF
55th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
91st Naval Guard Unit
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
20th AA Regiment
54th Const Co
31st Field AA Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
14th Army
35th Field AA Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
45th Field AA Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
53rd Const Co
47th Field AA Battalion
40th Field AA Battalion
11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
34th Field AA Battalion
5th Field Artillery Regiment
25th Army
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
55th Const Co

Defending units:
28th Gurkha Brigade
27th Australian Brigade
SSVF Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd Malay Battalion
1st Hyderabad Battalion
6th Indian Brigade
Singapore Fortress
22nd Indian Brigade
2nd Argylls Battalion
1st Malay Battalion
2nd Gordons Battalion
1st Manchester Battalion
15th Indian Brigade
22nd Australian Brigade
2/17 Dogra Battalion
5/14th Punjab Battalion
1st Mysore Battalion
2nd Loyal Battalion
3/16th Punjab Battalion
5/2nd Punjab Battalion
AHQ Far East
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
109th RN Base Force
112th RAF Base Force
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
29 Battery/3 HAA
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
109th RAF Base Force
30 Battery/3 HAA
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
111th RAF Base Force
110th RAF Base Force
III Indian Corps
1st ISF Base Force
Singapore Base Force
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
137/155th Field Regiment
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
Malayan Air Wing
224 Group RAF
223 Group RAF
2nd ISF Base Force
Malaya Army
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
5th Field Regiment

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8 Indian Brigade fights on at Kuantan. Latest AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Kuantan (51,79)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2033 troops, 8 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 74
Defending force 807 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 24
Japanese adjusted assault: 25
Allied adjusted defense: 3
Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
22nd Recon Regiment
56th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
8th Indian Brigade

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China: Japanese forces capture Kanhsien, continue attack at Changsha, also attack NW of Nanyang. AAR’s follow.

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 85074 troops, 973 guns, 160 vehicles, Assault Value = 2603
Defending force 46050 troops, 401 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 827
Japanese adjusted assault: 1582
Allied adjusted defense: 1497
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
2543 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 168 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 192 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 28 disabled

Allied ground losses:
3595 casualties reported
Squads: 150 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 114 destroyed, 89 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
8th Armored Car Co (new Jap LCU entering this battle)
13th Division
116th Division
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
39th Division
3rd Division
6th Division
34th Division
40th Division
5th RGC Route Brigade
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
11th Army
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
13th Army
1st Mortar Battalion
16th JAAF Base Force

Defending units:
58th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
29th Group Army
30th Group Army
9th War Area
27th Group Army
19th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at Kanhsien (81,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1229 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31
Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0
Japanese adjusted assault: 16
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 16 to 1 (fort level 2)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Kanhsien !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade

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Ground combat at 85,43 (NW of Kanhsien)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15847 troops, 132 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 511
Defending force 4865 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 203
Japanese adjusted assault: 482
Allied adjusted defense: 193
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
956 casualties reported
Squads: 64 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
35th Division

Defending units:
96th Chinese Corps

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Post #: 114
RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 9/7/2010 3:51:45 AM   
wneumann


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Summary of Operations 1/23/42

Canada: A US transport ship (AK Virginian) was torpedoed and sunk off the northern tip of Vancouver Is by Jap submarine identified as I-4. AK Virginian had been moving independently together with a second AK and was bound from Juneau to Seattle with a cargo of 3200 resource. While the mainland US is not exactly hurting for resource points, there is apparently a modest level of resource production at Juneau along with a significant stockpile of resource points located there. AK Virginian was among a number of empty transports being sent to Juneau to load resource points stockpiled there before returning to the US mainland after completing assigned transport missions.


Canton Is: Operations report entries for 1/23 indicating unidentified Jap float and patrol planes (two contacts) flying over Canton Is. Detected status of Jap base on Baker Island is showing unspecified Jap planes based there – this is possibly the originating base of the Jap patrol plane flight over Canton.


Central Pacific: Sigint report entry for 1/23 indicates heavy volume of intercepted radio transmissions from Truk.


Suva: Three NZ Infantry Bns (29, 30, 34) combined into their parent formation of 8 NZ Brigade. Allied ground strength on Fiji now includes two NZ Brigades, five other Australian and NZ Infantry Bns, a US Field Artillery Rgt, four US and NZ base force LCU’s and an NZ Engineer company. Total Allied assault strength in Suva proper (excluding Nadi) is now at 300 with fortifications in Suva base built to level 3.

Allied ground formations (mainly US) also occupy nearby islands flanking Suva to the east and covering sea approaches into Suva from the south (i.e. Auckland).

Ample quantities of supply and fuel are being stocked at all occupied Allied base locations at and near Suva.


New Guinea: Jap bombers (12 G3M Nell) continue attacks on Port Moresby airfield. Four Jap bombers hit by flak.

Current status of Port Moresby base – runway damage 26, airfield service damage 42, no port damage.


Australia: Airfield facilities in Darwin continue to be hit by Jap LBA bombers (9 G4M Betty). Four Jap planes hit by flak.

Current status of Darwin base – runway damage 5, airfield service damage 10, no port damage.


DEI: Dutch bombers again attempt a night raid on Balikpapan. USAAF bombers strike oil facilities at Samarinda. Latest AAR’s follow.

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Night Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3

No Allied losses

Oil hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 300 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Samarinda , at 65,96

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
1 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged: (Fighters from CVL Zuiho & Hosho were not active over Samarinda)

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Detected status of Samarinda base – oil production 76(25), 1 Japanese LCU, 33 Jap aircraft (15 fighters). No detected damage to oil facilities from today’s USAAF B-17 raid.

Detected status of Balikpapan base – oil production 271(30), refinery 296(5), 4 Japanese LCU’s, airfield damage 62, 70 Jap aircraft (38 fighters). No detected Japanese ships remain in Balikpapan.

Continued contact in the Makassar Straits between Dutch submarines and Japanese TF(s). Latest AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
SS O16

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Malaya: Continued Japanese air bombardment of Singapore. Jap ground forces launch another attack. AAR of ground action follows. 46K supply remains on hand in Singapore.

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 73735 troops, 890 guns, 705 vehicles, Assault Value = 2772
Defending force 28616 troops, 441 guns, 240 vehicles, Assault Value = 414
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1
Japanese adjusted assault: 1452
Allied adjusted defense: 715
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1491 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 141 disabled
Non Combat: 30 destroyed, 224 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 114 (10 destroyed, 104 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1522 casualties reported
Squads: 39 destroyed, 97 disabled
Non Combat: 70 destroyed, 189 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 75 (25 destroyed, 50 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
II./143rd Infantry Battalion
14th Tank Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
48th Division
24th Infantry Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF
11th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
148th Infantry Regiment
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
91st Naval Guard Unit
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
54th Const Co
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
35th Field AA Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
40th Field AA Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
5th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
34th Field AA Battalion
53rd Const Co
31st Field AA Battalion
45th Field AA Battalion
14th Army
25th Army
20th AA Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
47th Field AA Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
55th Const Co

Defending units:
2nd Gordons Battalion
1st Malay Battalion
28th Gurkha Brigade
2nd Loyal Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2/17 Dogra Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
1st Mysore Battalion
3/16th Punjab Battalion
6th Indian Brigade
27th Australian Brigade
1st Hyderabad Battalion
15th Indian Brigade
2nd Malay Battalion
1st Manchester Battalion
Singapore Fortress
2nd Argylls Battalion
5/14th Punjab Battalion
22nd Indian Brigade
SSVF Brigade
5/2nd Punjab Battalion
224 Group RAF
30 Battery/3 HAA
Singapore Base Force
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
110th RAF Base Force
Malaya Army
AHQ Far East
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
1st ISF Base Force
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
109th RN Base Force
137/155th Field Regiment
109th RAF Base Force
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
223 Group RAF
Malayan Air Wing
112th RAF Base Force
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
29 Battery/3 HAA
III Indian Corps
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
111th RAF Base Force
2nd ISF Base Force
5th Field Regiment

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8 Indian Brigade destroyed in ground combat with Jap LCU’s at Kuantan.


China: Japanese ground bombardment at Changsha, also attacks at Nanyang and SW of Nanyang. AAR’s follow.

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1440 troops, 179 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2442
Defending force 43249 troops, 400 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 771

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

Assaulting units:
39th Division
13th Division
8th Armored Car Co
34th Division
3rd Division
40th Division
116th Division
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Division
5th RGC Route Brigade
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
13th Army
1st Mortar Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
16th JAAF Base Force

Defending units:
26th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
30th Group Army
19th Group Army
27th Group Army
29th Group Army
9th War Area
17th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at 83,45 (SW of Nanyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5741 troops, 50 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 207
Defending force 1346 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11
Japanese adjusted assault: 98
Allied adjusted defense: 10
Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
522 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 57 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
48th Chinese Corps
2nd Group Army

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Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 53978 troops, 451 guns, 153 vehicles, Assault Value = 2455
Defending force 81737 troops, 459 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2400
Japanese adjusted assault: 713
Allied adjusted defense: 475
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
3812 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 166 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 275 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 28 disabled

Allied ground losses:
3736 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 315 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 398 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled

Assaulting units:
36th Division
27th Division
26th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
16th Ind.Mixed Brigade (new Jap LCU reinforcing attack)
110th Division
32nd Division
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade (new Jap LCU reinforcing attack)
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade (new Jap LCU reinforcing attack)

Defending units:
29th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
4th Construction Regiment
12th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese/B Corps
21st Group Army
5th War Area
22nd Group Army
3rd Group Army
31st Group Army

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< Message edited by wneumann -- 9/7/2010 3:52:35 AM >

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Post #: 115
RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 9/10/2010 8:25:08 PM   
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Summary of Operations 1/24/42

Japanese Home Islands: SS Thresher attacks Japanese transport south of Tokyo. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Aogashima at 116,66 (ESE of Aogashima)

Japanese Ships (heading NW, towards Tokyo)
xAK Kano Maru

Allied Ships
SS Thresher

SS Thresher launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Kano Maru

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Canada: Unidentified Jap submarine detected five hexes SE of Coal Harbor. A radio intercept from the hex location appeared in the 1/24 Sigint report


Canton Is: 1/24 Operations report entry indicates Jap patrol plane flight over Canton Is, it’s likely Pillager now operating Jap patrol aircraft from Baker Is.


New Guinea: Jap bombers (15 G3M Nell) attack Port Moresby airfield. Five Jap bombers hit by flak.

Current status of Port Moresby base – runway damage 36, airfield service damage 54, no port damage. Additional airfield damage at Port Moresby was caused by today’s Jap air strike.


DEI: Contact between Dutch submarines and Japanese ships continue in the Makassar Straits. AAR follows.

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ASW attack near Balikpapan at 66,98

Japanese Ships
E Yomogi, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage (confirmed sunk)

Allied Ships
SS O23

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US sub intercepts Jap transport task force that appears to be entering the western Java Sea. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Billiton at 53,93 (N or Billiton)

Japanese Ships
xAK Zenyo Maru
xAK Johore Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf

SS Seawolf launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Zenyo Maru

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Japanese capture Beaufort (northern Borneo). AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Beaufort (66,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3961 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 144
Defending force 204 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 65
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 65 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Beaufort !!!

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

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

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

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
124th Infantry Regiment

Note: 124 Regiment has been formed by combining its three sub-units (3 Bns).

Defending units:
107th RN Base Force
100th RN Base Force

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Malaya: Singapore falls to Japanese forces. AAR of final ground attack follows. Two British ML’s survived the final Japanese attack, they are attempting a breakout to the DEI.

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 68777 troops, 859 guns, 706 vehicles, Assault Value = 2647
Defending force 25785 troops, 436 guns, 220 vehicles, Assault Value = 300
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0
Japanese adjusted assault: 1180
Allied adjusted defense: 473
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Singapore !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1975 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 100 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 156 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 49 disabled
Vehicles lost 65 (24 destroyed, 41 disabled)

Allied ground losses: (all LCU’s destroyed)
28641 casualties reported
Squads: 757 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2626 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 75 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 545 (545 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 173 (173 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 45

Assaulting units:
II./143rd Infantry Battalion
56th Engineer Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
48th Division
41st Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
Imperial Guards Division
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
114th Infantry Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
91st Naval Guard Unit
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
47th Field AA Battalion
53rd Const Co
20th AA Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
14th Army
35th Field AA Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
34th Field AA Battalion
25th Army
5th Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
31st Field AA Battalion
40th Field AA Battalion
5th Field Artillery Regiment
11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
54th Const Co
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
45th Field AA Battalion
55th Const Co

Defending units:
6th Indian Brigade
2nd Loyal Battalion
1st Malay Battalion
3/16th Punjab Battalion
22nd Indian Brigade
22nd Australian Brigade
15th Indian Brigade
27th Australian Brigade (some elements had escaped to the DEI via air evacuation)
Singapore Fortress
28th Gurkha Brigade
1st Manchester Battalion
2/17 Dogra Battalion
1st Mysore Battalion
SSVF Brigade
5/14th Punjab Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd Gordons Battalion
2nd Malay Battalion
2nd Argylls Battalion
5/2nd Punjab Battalion
1st ISF Base Force
109th RN Base Force
AHQ Far East
112th RAF Base Force
109th RAF Base Force
Singapore Base Force
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
III Indian Corps
111th RAF Base Force
137/155th Field Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
Malayan Air Wing
224 Group RAF
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
110th RAF Base Force
30 Battery/3 HAA
2nd ISF Base Force
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
Malaya Army
29 Battery/3 HAA
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
223 Group RAF
5th Field Regiment

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Burma: Jap LBA air strikes (10 Ki-21 Sally) against Rangoon airfield. Unidentified Jap LCU(s) detected entering Rangoon base hex. Four unidentified Jap LCU’s are detected in Pegu.


China: Japanese ground bombardment at Changsha, ground attack continues at Nanyang. AAR’s follow.

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1440 troops, 179 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2460
Defending force 43362 troops, 400 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 789

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

Allied ground losses:
130 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
40th Division
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
34th Division
116th Division
6th Division
3rd Division
39th Division
13th Division
8th Armored Car Co
1st Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
13th Army
4th Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
16th JAAF Base Force

Defending units:
10th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
27th Group Army
29th Group Army
30th Group Army
9th War Area
19th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 51271 troops, 441 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 2196
Defending force 78469 troops, 459 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2162
Japanese adjusted assault: 626
Allied adjusted defense: 507
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2461 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 284 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 238 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled

Allied ground losses:
4674 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 156 disabled
Non Combat: 25 destroyed, 332 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 21 disabled

Assaulting units:
36th Division
32nd Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
26th Division
110th Division
27th Division
16th Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
90th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese/B Corps
3rd Group Army
31st Group Army
5th War Area
22nd Group Army
21st Group Army
4th Construction Regiment

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The Big Picture #8 – Singapore, the post-mortem

Compared to our previous CHS match, Singapore fell to the Japanese eight days earlier in AE (1/24 vs 2/1). Some factors and contrasts between the fall of Singapore in our previous CHS match vs events in our current AE game are covered in the discussion below.

The first group of factors I cover here are differences between our games in CHS and AE where at first glance improved conditions with these factors for the Allies in our current AE game would have improved prospects for a longer defense of Singapore but did not do so in the final analysis. In general, for each of the first group of factors the Allied situation was better in our AE game compared to the equivalent situation in our previous CHS match. What I’m suspecting is any benefit the British defenders in Singapore could have received from improved conditions in our AE game for the first group of factors were cancelled out (and likely more than cancelled out) by a set of more unfavorable circumstances created this time in AE from the second group of factors described below.

1) Allied supply situation: In our previous CHS match, the fall of Singapore coincided with the almost total depletion of supply points on hand for the Allied defenders in Singapore – this in contrast to the 48K supply that was still on hand in Singapore when the city fell in AE.

2) More British LCU’s were successfully withdrawn into Singapore this time in our AE game compared to CHS.

3) Fortifications: Construction of fortifications in Singapore were immediately started on 12/8/41 in Singapore. This had not been done at all in CHS.

The second group of factors I now cover likely accelerated the Allied collapse in Singapore in our AE game compared to compared to what previously occurred in our CHS match.

4) The “two-hex” strategy for defending Singapore: The “two-hex” defense of Singapore (Johore Bahru and Singapore) I conducted in AE likely shortened the overall defense of Singapore compared to the “one-hex” defense of Singapore itself I did in CHS. Committing part of the British ground forces to defending Johore Bahru as an outer defense line for Singapore (and the losses taken by these LCU while holding Johore) in the end significantly weakened the total assault strength of British forces defending Singapore itself once the Japanese captured Johore and the British units holding Johore were pushed back into Singapore. The bottom line is that Pillager captured two hexes more quickly in AE than it took for him to capture a single hex in CHS.

5) Pillager launching a stronger Japanese attack on Singapore: Compared to our previous CHS match, Pillager committed a larger portion of the total available Japanese ground forces into the Malayan campaign (and particularly the actions at Mersing, Johore and Singapore itself). Pillager deployed at Singapore from Formosa a large number of the Jap LCU’s that were otherwise allocated to the Philippines, opting not to make any significant invasion of the Philippines at all.

6) Percival as Malaya commander-in-chief: This time in AE, I left Percival in command of British forces in Malaya. In CHS I had replaced Percival with another commander and returned him to Singapore in the final days of that battle. Would replacing Percival have helped this time in AE? Probably would have.


The Bottom Line: Except for Pillager delaying a major invasion of the Philippines, the overall strategic situation this time in our AE game fairly closely resembles events that occurred in our last CHS match through the end of 1/42 with minor exceptions. In particular, Pillager’s Japanese advance into the DEI, Burma, New Guinea and the Solomons in the two games match pretty closely.





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Summary of Operations 1/25/42

Japanese Home Islands: SS Cachalot attacks Japanese transport outside the entrance to Tokyo. AAR follows.

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Submarine attack near Yokohama/Yokosuka at 114,62

Japanese Ships
AMC Asaka Maru

Allied Ships
SS Cachalot

AMC Asaka Maru is sighted by SS Cachalot
SS Cachalot launches 4 torpedoes at AMC Asaka Maru

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Central Pacific: SS Tarpon spots Japanese task force (4 ships, including at least one AK) at hex 119,111 two hexes north of Ponape. Jap TF is reported moving on a SE heading.


Solomon Is: Japanese TF with four ships (including 3 APD’s) detected at Shortlands base.


New Guinea: Jap bombers (14 G3M Nell) attack Port Moresby airfield. Three Jap bombers hit by flak, one plane destroyed.

Current status of Port Moresby base – runway damage 43, airfield service damage 55, no port damage. Some additional airfield damage at Port Moresby was caused by today’s Jap air strike.


DEI: Japanese landing operations are now underway at Bandjermasin (southern Borneo). Two Jap LCU’s were detected coming ashore in Bandjermasin. The Jap landing has forced transfer of Dutch bombers based at Bandjermasin to airfields on Java – these planes had been attacking Jap controlled oil facilities in Balikpapan and Samarinda. Withdrawal of the Dutch bombers to Java has ended most Allied air attacks to inflict additional damage on oil facilities at Balikpapan and Samarinda as these bases are now beyond the striking range of the Dutch level bombers.

AAR’s from Japanese landing ops at Bandjermasin follow.

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ASW attack near Bandjermasin at 58,99

Japanese Ships
DD Shikinami
DD Sawakaze

Allied Ships
SS O21

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Pre-Invasion action off Bandjermasin

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Kashii
TB Otori
xAK Johore Maru
TB Kari

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

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

CL Kashii firing at SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
TB Otori fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

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Amphibious Assault at Bandjermasin

TF 86 troops unloading over beach at Bandjermasin, 60,99

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

17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 41st Guard Bn
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 41st Guard Bn

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The two British ML’s escaping Singapore have reached Muntok and are now proceeding to Java.


Philippines: The five remaining US S-class submarines in the Philippines are being recalled to base from patrol areas off the west and north coasts of Luzon for refueling in preparation for orders dispatching these submarines southward to the DEI (probably Soerabaja) and eventually Australia.

With the fall of Singapore and current situation in the DEI, measures to move US S-class subs from the Philippines need to be considered at this time. Japanese control of the DEI would isolate these subs in the Philippines beyond the range of other Allied refueling bases within their movement radius (4000 mi).

A number of longer range US fleet subs still remain in the Philippines. These boats are less of a concern as they have sufficient range to reach Australia or Hawaii provided they are kept adequately refueled.


Burma: Japanese capture Rangoon. AAR and situation map follow.

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Ground combat at Rangoon (54,53)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12815 troops, 120 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 444
Defending force 1056 troops, 19 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 39
Japanese adjusted assault: 896
Allied adjusted defense: 13
Japanese assault odds: 68 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Rangoon !!!

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

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:
558 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 25 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
33rd Division (transferred to Burma from Japanese Home Islands)

Defending units:
Rangoon BAF Battalion
104th RAF Base Force

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China: Japanese capture Changsha. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 69870 troops, 831 guns, 192 vehicles, Assault Value = 2491
Defending force 43484 troops, 400 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 807
Japanese adjusted assault: 2112
Allied adjusted defense: 1003
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Changsha !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1993 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 184 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 92 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Units pursuing 2

Allied ground losses:
6788 casualties reported
Squads: 796 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 954 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 171 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 56 (54 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 16

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
39th Division
6th Division
13th Division
3rd Division
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
116th Division
34th Division
40th Division
8th Armored Car Co
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
11th Army
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
13th Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
16th JAAF Base Force

Defending units:
72nd Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
30th Group Army
29th Group Army
19th Group Army
27th Group Army
9th War Area
17th Chinese Base Force

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Manchuria: Sigint report entry for 1/25 indicating sub-units of Japanese 1 Division (1, 49 and 57 Infantry Rgts, 1 Recon Rgt, 1 Engineer Rgt, 1 Field Artillery Rgt) were combined into their parent formation.


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Summary of Operations 1/26/42

Hawaii: Escorted supply transport returning from Lihue reports contact with Jap submarine outside Pearl Harbor. AAR follows.

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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 179,107 (W of Pearl Harbor)

Japanese Ships
SS I-169

Allied Ships
DD Allen

SS I-169 is sighted by escort

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Central Pacific: Contact reported between SS Tarpon and Jap surface ASW near Ponape. AAR follows.

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ASW attack near Ponape at 119,111 (N of Ponape)

Japanese Ships
PB Takuna Maru #7
PB Shonon Maru #11
PB Mikitade Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tarpon

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Solomon Is: Detected Japanese TF with four ships (including 3 APD’s) remains at Shortlands base.


DEI: Japanese landing force at Bandjermasin continues disembarking, launches ground attack. AAR follows

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Ground combat at Bandjermasin (60,99)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1913 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 46
Defending force 789 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 24
Japanese adjusted assault: 15
Allied adjusted defense: 67
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 4 (fort level 1)

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

Japanese ground losses:
50 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
41st Guard Battalion
18th JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
Bandjermasin Base Force

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Japanese night bombing attack (9 G3M Nell) against Soerabaja airfield. No reported damage to planes or airfield facilities.

USAAF B-17’s launch night bombing attack on Balikpapan oil field. AAR follows.

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Night Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 12

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 3

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:

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Dutch submarine O-16 damaged in a bizarre night surface attack in the Makassar Straits where the O-16 fired no torpedoes.

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Sub attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
xAK Macassar Maru

Allied Ships
SS O16, hits 2, on fire (system damage 17, float 20, eng 7, no fire)

xAK Macassar Maru is sighted by SS O16
SS O16 attacking xAK Macassar Maru on the surface
Bussemaker, A.J. decides to submerge SS O16 due to damage

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Jap LBA bombers based in Malaya (9 Ki-21 Sally, 10 Ki-48 Lily) launch ground attack strike against Dutch LCU’s in Palembang. Minor disruption to non-combat elements reported.


China: All sectors quiet. Current situation map follows.




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Summary of Operations 1/27/42

Canton Is: KB has appeared off Canton Is, launched fighter sweeps and what appears to be a co-ordinated airfield and ground attack strike. Situation map and AAR’s follows.




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Morning Air attack on Canton Island , at 153,143

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 12000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Canton Island , at 153,143

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 12000 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on Canton Island , at 153,143

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 67
D3A1 Val x 73

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 38

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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What cannot be determined at this moment is whether the KB’s appearance off Canton is a prelude to a Japanese landing on Canton, or if Pillager is sending the KB on a sweep of Allied shipping routes between the US and Australia/New Zealand. How Pillager moves the KB in the next game turn or two will provide considerable insight into his immediate plans with the KB in this area.

Considering the number and concentration of Japanese TF’s, it can reasonably be assumed for the moment that Pillager has deployed all the KB fleet carriers in a single group of TF’s. This being true, the AAR’s could be showing that Pillager is keeping much of the KB’s air strength in reserve, either to deal with US naval forces and/or launch air strikes against any Allied shipping targets he can find.

No Allied transport ships or convoys are currently moving through or approaching the Canton Is area, though re-routing precautions have been taken for a small US transport convoy now located (farther to the) ESE of Canton where an unidentified Jap submarine near Penhryn Is has been detected along its movement path. No point in giving Pillager any unnecessary hints.

Allied shipping in the Samoa/Fiji area is also on alert. If Pillager is making a sweep against Allied shipping in the South Pacific with the KB, Pago Pago is the KB’s most likely next destination.


Central Pacific: Sigint report entries for 1/27 indicating Jap radio signal activity from Truk and several locations in the Marshall Is (Wotje, Roi-Namur).


Australia: Japanese LBA (9 G4M Betty) bombing attack on Darwin airfield. Minor damage (runway 4, airfield service 4) damage reported. Seven Jap bombers reported hit by flak.


DEI: CL Sumatra safely departed Soerabaja and now moving southward in the open sea for Perth. CL Sumatra entered the game as a reinforcement in Soerabaja on 1/26.

Japanese CVL task force operating in the western Java Sea off Batavia, launches several unsuccessful naval air strikes against British ML’s now at Merak (Java). Current position of CVL task force is now off Billiton moving on a NW heading out of the Java Sea area.

Jap mine sweeping operations reported in Balikpapan.

USAAF B-17’s continue night bombing attack on Balikpapan oil field. Latest AAR follows.

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Night Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 12

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:

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Detected status of Balikpapan base – oil production 272(29), refinery 300(1), airfield damage 16, port damage 1, 66 aircraft (37 fighters), 5 Jap LCU’s.

Only five USAAF B-17 bombers (3 operational) remain in the DEI. Plans under consideration are (1) rest them a game turn or two to recover damaged planes, then launch daylight air attacks against oil production in Balikpapan (while this expends the bombers, this is also my first, last and only effective opportunity to inflict significant damage on these oilfields for a long time), or (2) pull the bombers back to Australia.

With Banjermasin under Japanese ground attack, Balikpapan oilfields are no longer within attack range of Dutch LBA bombers.

Light Jap air bombing strikes reported against Dutch LCU’s in Bandjermasin and Palembang. Little or no damage or Allied casualties reported.


Philippines: Jap LBA air bombing strike against US ground units on Luzon. AAR follows.

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 16
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 7

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

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

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Burma: Sigint report entry for 1/27 indicating that HQ Jap 15th Army is now located in Pegu.


China: All sectors reporting quiet.


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