December 3rd, 1944
herbiesan considers the map.
malaya, still Japans, Chumphon holding.
A fast transport landing behind the enemy lines at Prachuap Khiri, Khan.........that will cause some troubles. A bonus with the transports getting away.
Cambodia, thialand, still ours, and now, 3 divisions on the offensive......
The oil, still flowing from the DEI, and Ambon the furtherest thrust.
Truk, still functioning, and even a transport getting into Entiwetok.
The empire still holds.
Where will it come?, the thrust must , must be decisive on his behalf.......
I look to my air commanders
"And nothing, you see nothing?"
"Sir, we have search planes at truk, the marianas, marcus, from parishimo all the way to Northern Japan. There are no gaps, and the oceans remain empty"
"Even in the North?". Rumours of sightings, here,.........
"A Myrt struck a DE at Attu island, some ASW shipping sighting. No major contacts "
"And the shipping near Timor?
"It waxes and wanes.......CVE's , for sure, but..............."
The enemy simply seems un willing to do anything offensive, except, bomb, bomb, bomb the rubble he has bombed for the weeks past.
I am flumuxed.
But the oil still flows, the fuel still flows.
There is, of course, one last thing to ponder. We have not seen a B-29 for months..........
Stepping outside of the game here.
Its december 44, and this game must now go into 45
I suspect,but as described, see a direct attack on the Home islands as Cantona's only chance.
How will I tackle it?, if it comes.?
Not how one would think
Nothing, not a vessel,(excluding the fast transport ships) not a plane, not a unit (3 sentais excepted, the elites ones), will be re deployed from present positions in the south.
As long as these flow, the war can continue
I think cantona will try for the Northern islands, I think the weather will help, and these islands will need a good effort to take, and to supply. I think he will try then, and only then, for the DEI, thinking I must respond to his thrust.
I hope so, and I hope to hand him one last defeat, then, the fleet will turn north
Just wish he would do something!!!
For interest sake, there is buggar all HI reserve, barely a million tons of fuel, only 350000 tons of oil , and shortages of supply everywhere in the empire.
But aircraft production powers on.
Hosho, 15th army arrives safely in Kagoshima, and goes into rest camp. It is desperately needed.
112th division arrives from Korea
In China, the thrust towards canton by the chinese is halted at Kukong, but other thrusts are going to cause no end of trouble.
One thing for sure, there is no way he will reach Tokyo before mid 45, in fact, this game may well go to the very, very finish.