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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/4/2010 12:40:48 PM   
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North is indeed the logical route.

I won't do 100% CAP, because that'd be against USN Naval Doctrine. Full speed would be problematic too, since soon system damage and lack of fuel would set speed back to level of Mission speed or even lower.

I'll go N, then NE, E and curve back to PH behind Midway.

And if this fails, at least people will have interesting combat reports to read!

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/4/2010 12:54:32 PM   
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I love you "Sardaukar".
Are you married ? If are not I want to be present to your parents and if you are, I could be your concubine ........., this AAr is what I had always been looking for and, although strategy "Sir Robin" is not mine and I like to fight in each corner here are a lot of plenty common sense and your feedback is invaluable to novices like me.

Now that I remember, also I have to ask in marriage "Fletcher" for his guidance on Japan ......

Cheers

Irulan Corrino


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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/4/2010 1:04:34 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Sardaukar

PI Air:



Because Far East USAAF HQ provides torpedoes, I've used PI PBY's on naval attack at 1000ft. They have had great success against the AI invasion fleets, because the AI doesn't use proper CAP. Against a human player, the tactic is useful until the Japanese player captures at least one airfield at PI. Then a strong CAP will cover the invasion fleets...

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/4/2010 1:07:30 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Sardaukar

North is indeed the logical route.

I won't do 100% CAP, because that'd be against USN Naval Doctrine. Full speed would be problematic too, since soon system damage and lack of fuel would set speed back to level of Mission speed or even lower.

I'll go N, then NE, E and curve back to PH behind Midway.

And if this fails, at least people will have interesting combat reports to read!



Keep them on full speed just for one turn to put enough water between you and the KB

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/4/2010 2:24:45 PM   
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Problem with Full speed it this:

I play 2-day turns. As per manual:

Whenever a ship moves in a TF, it draws on its Endurance, which in turn subtracts from the
amount of fuel carried. Fuel is expended when:

»» A ship moves the entire turn at or below its Cruising Speed (the cruise speed
for the ship in hexes as specified on each Ship Information Screen); this
ship will use up Endurance equal to 40 times the number of hexes moved.

»» For each hex moved over the ship’s Cruising Speed, the ship will expend
an additional 240 endurance per hex. The cruising speed of the TF in hexes
is figured by the Cruising Speed of the slowest ship in it. Since each ship
checks the TF move against its own Cruising Speed, ships in the same
TF can use up different amounts of Endurance in the same move.


2 days of full speed would equal 36 hexes (since I cannot change speed in middle turn). TFs have 44 hexes of endurance left at full speed. PH is currently 46 hexes away BY DIRECT ROUTE. Since I have to take wide extra detour, at least 100 hexes, I'd run out of fuel half way. Midway has only 200 fuel points, scarcely enough to fuel 2 DDs, much less 2 CV TFs.

So, it has to be mission speed, which accounts for 178 hexes of movement for both TFs.

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/4/2010 4:04:15 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: pionkki


quote:

ORIGINAL: Sardaukar

PI Air:



Because Far East USAAF HQ provides torpedoes, I've used PI PBY's on naval attack at 1000ft. They have had great success against the AI invasion fleets, because the AI doesn't use proper CAP. Against a human player, the tactic is useful until the Japanese player captures at least one airfield at PI. Then a strong CAP will cover the invasion fleets...


I won't use Patrol planes for Naval Attacks right now. One reason is heavy casualties to Patrol planes and you need to keep up the pools to ensure your patrol coverage. Second reason is that it is one of those bad habits against AI that may punish you when playing PBEM. As you said, AI does not often LRCAP it's TFs, but good human player may. I may use patrol planes in this role later in war, especially when they get radar, but not yet. Thirdly, it's not yet "doctrine".

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/4/2010 4:40:51 PM   
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Orders for Dec 11-12:

Central Pacific:

- Both CVs near Wake are ordered to proceed to North and then East towards North of Midway. Due to fuel concerns and 2-day turns, we cannot order Full speed. (If I was playing 1-day turns, I would, since now it's definitely time to "haul ass"). Wake F4Fs are now aboard Enterprise as additional fighter unit, Vindicator DBs have been transferred to Johnston I. and later to PH.

- Unfortunately, there is not much to do about Wake, if Japanese do subsequent attack. Supply and reinforcement convoys from PH would take about a week to load and reach this base. During that time, Wake's destiny has been most likely already decided.

- Some TFs arriving to PH has been disbanded. During next turn we will start to sort out ship repairs.

Malaya:


- not much new, one brigade of Australians has arrived to Singapore. Also, first defensive line SW of Johore Bahru has been manned. Units arriving to their destinations have been set to appropriate orders (combat or rest). Air units have been consolidated in Singapore, only few planes remain outside main base.

India & Burma:

- about same as above, combat power is being concentrated to Pegu, air support to Rangoon.

- arriving reinforcements in Cape Town & Aden set to Strat mode to allow quick shipping (when I have ships..)

China:

- not much happening here for Chinese, Japanese have some combat activity near Canton and in HK.

Philippines:


- building forts, concentrating fighting power to Clark Field and Manila. Same with air power.

- IJN CV TF has disappeared from view, so I am waiting one more turn before starting to load Cebu BF.

DEI:

- more minelaying, more sub patrols.

- Force Z aborted patrol due fuel issues outside Kuching one day before patrol planes announced incoming invasion. So first big surface combat didn't happen yet.

- Air transporting outlying Dutch troops to Java continue.

- Surface combat power is getting concentrated to Soerabaja, around BB PoW & BC Repulse.

Australia & SW Pac & SoPac:

- Still waiting to units to arrive to their destinations, mainly brigades of 5th AUS Division.

- Cargo TF was dispatched to Port Moresby, since base is down to 2 and half weeks of supplies, with frantic building.

- Outlying battalions of 13th AUS Brigade set to march to Perth and recombine there, just in case. We need those troops to defend the base, not miles of dust and 2 kangaroos 80 miles north and south.


Generally, some ASW ships have been sent to Sydney, Brisbane and SF, to escort future convoys.

Further note:

"Military failures fall into three different categories:

- failure to learn from the past
- failure to anticipate what future may bring
- failure to adapt to the immediate circumstances on the battlefield

When one of these basic failures happen in isolation (known as simple failure), the results, while unpleasant, can be overcome.
Aggregate failures happen, when two of the basic failure types , usually learning and anticipation, take place simultaneously, and these are more difficult to surmount.
Finally, at the apex of failure, stand those rare events when all three basic failures happen simultaneously. An event know as catastrophic failure. In such an occurrence, the result is usually a disaster of such scope that recovery is impossible."


< Message edited by Sardaukar -- 9/4/2010 4:41:20 PM >


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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/4/2010 4:44:16 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Igel

I love you "Sardaukar".
Are you married ? If are not I want to be present to your parents and if you are, I could be your concubine ........., this AAr is what I had always been looking for and, although strategy "Sir Robin" is not mine and I like to fight in each corner here are a lot of plenty common sense and your feedback is invaluable to novices like me.

Now that I remember, also I have to ask in marriage "Fletcher" for his guidance on Japan ......

Cheers

Irulan Corrino




Heh, I am married already and my wife would have dim view about concubines, be them from House Corrino or not!

Now we just need few Atreides and Harkonnen to make it Dune.


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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/4/2010 4:52:36 PM   
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Malaya:







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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/4/2010 4:54:11 PM   
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Philippines:







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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/4/2010 4:56:08 PM   
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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/4/2010 4:58:26 PM   
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And the CV Gambit....soon we'll see which part of military failures this will belong...or does Sardaukar grasp the glory?







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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/5/2010 12:22:05 PM   
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As a WITP virgin, this thread is of immense value. I plan to cut my teeth on the less involved WPO to understand many of the simpler game mechanics, but can't wait to lead the RN Eastern Fleet to... the bottom of the Indian Ocean!

Now appoint you my second favourite Finn after Aki Riihilahti

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/5/2010 12:43:47 PM   
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Dec 11-12:

Started to use Combat Reporter, really neat tool you can find from subforum Scenario Design.

There is some useful info in Ops report, as you can see, several ships were reported hit during Naval Search phase:


a Aoba class CA is reported HIT

xAP Kamo Maru is reported HIT

xAP Teikyo Maru is reported to have been sunk near Laoag on Dec 11, 1941

AM Penguin is reported HIT

xAK Thames Maru is reported to have been sunk near Kota Bharu on Dec 12, 1941

xAK Uyo Maru is reported to have been sunk near Kota Bharu on Dec 12, 1941


Also makes it easier to check SigInt etc, this is quite interesting:

2/Guards Mixed Brigade is loaded on xAP Shanghai Maru moving to Wake Island.

3/16th Engineer Regiment is loaded on xAK Konan Maru moving to Legaspi.

5/20th Infantry Regiment is loaded on a Kiso-E Cargo class xAKL moving to Legaspi.


Something we need to remedy:


Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Srinagar (60, 8)!

Clark Field is hammered repeatedly during both days, but out gallant flybous are giving it as good as getting, excerpt of type of attacks:

Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 31
G4M1 Betty x 20
Ki-27b Nate x 14



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 8
P-40B Warhawk x 11
P-40E Warhawk x 12


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 2 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 2 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 32

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes


Dai-Ichi Kido Butai (First Mobile Strike Force) is found SE of Wake and it unleashes attack on island, good thing we didn't stick around:

Afternoon Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
B5N2 Kate x 45
D3A1 Val x 102



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 53
Port hits 13
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val bombing from 2000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
14 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 4000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val bombing from 5000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
17 x D3A1 Val bombing from 3000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
24 x D3A1 Val bombing from 2000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
13 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 3000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 3000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val bombing from 3000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val bombing from 2000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val bombing from 3000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val bombing from 2000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb


Another CV TF is NW of Philippines, supporting Japanese invasions.

Japanese sub is busy, both losses are annoying, especially loss of AV Langley:

Sub attack near Balikpapan at 65,100

Japanese Ships
SS I-122

Allied Ships
AV Langley, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



SS I-122 launches 4 torpedoes


Submarine attack near Balikpapan at 64,100

Japanese Ships
SS I-122

Allied Ships
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage



TK Gertrude Kellogg is sighted by SS I-122
SS I-122 launches 4 torpedoes at TK Gertrude Kellogg


At Rabaul, CL Adelaide gets it's butt kicked multiple times, come on RAN, you can do better!

Night Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 106,125, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Yura
CL Kiso
DD Kamikaze
DD Numakaze

Allied Ships
CL Adelaide, Shell hits 1




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Ono, Takeji* crosses the 'T'
CL Kiso engages CL Adelaide at 10,000 yards
CL Yura engages CL Adelaide at 10,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages DD Numakaze at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages CL Kiso at 9,000 yards
CL Yura engages CL Adelaide at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CL Adelaide at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Night Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 106,124, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Hato
AMC Bankok Maru
xAP Tsingtao Maru

Allied Ships
CL Adelaide




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages TB Hato at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages TB Hato at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages TB Hato at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages xAP Tsingtao Maru at 12,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages xAP Tsingtao Maru at 12,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages TB Hato at 12,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages xAP Tsingtao Maru at 12,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages xAP Tsingtao Maru at 12,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 106,124, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu
CL Tama
CL Oi
DD Akikaze
DD Nokaze
DD Namikaze

Allied Ships
CL Adelaide, Shell hits 4




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Ura, Koichi crosses the 'T'
CL Adelaide engages CL Oi at 11,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages CL Isuzu at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Oi engages CL Adelaide at 9,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages CL Oi at 9,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages DD Namikaze at 9,000 yards
Showers, H.A. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Oi engages CL Adelaide at 10,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages DD Akikaze at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Oi engages CL Adelaide at 11,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages DD Namikaze at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Oi engages CL Adelaide at 12,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages DD Namikaze at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


We have some limited success with out subs against Japanese, 3 ships are hit, presumed sunk.

At China, we get some anticipated defeats in hands of IJA:


Ground combat at Chengchow (88,44)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 11028 troops, 94 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 380

Defending force 10518 troops, 57 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 206

Japanese adjusted assault: 486

Allied adjusted defense: 61

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Chengchow !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
618 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled


Allied ground losses:
5757 casualties reported
Squads: 159 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 271 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 75 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 17 (17 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 8


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
35th Division

Defending units:
3rd Construction Regiment
40th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
7th Construction Regiment
1st War Area
39th Group Army
24th Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force


Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 20995 troops, 321 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 1033

Defending force 6405 troops, 132 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 207

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 491

Allied adjusted defense: 421

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
627 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 60 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled


Allied ground losses:
563 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 50 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
104th Division
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
23rd Army
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

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


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 32605 troops, 425 guns, 260 vehicles, Assault Value = 1002

Defending force 5971 troops, 130 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 181

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 937

Allied adjusted defense: 261

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Hong Kong !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

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

Japanese ground losses:
806 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 62 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled


Allied ground losses:
5967 casualties reported
Squads: 210 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 415 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 26 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 144 (144 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 96 (96 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 6


Assaulting units:
104th Division
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
23rd Army
2nd RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

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


Ground combat at 77,58

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3284 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 133

Defending force 4534 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 166

Japanese adjusted assault: 76

Allied adjusted defense: 26

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
792 casualties reported
Squads: 60 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 43 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
68th Ind.Infantry Battalion
67th Ind.Infantry Battalion
20th RGC Division

Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps


Ground combat at 90,49

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5427 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 178

Defending force 809 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 18

Japanese adjusted assault: 140

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 140 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
592 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
89th Chinese Corps


Ground combat at 90,56

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3306 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 115

Defending force 4542 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 173

Japanese adjusted assault: 116

Allied adjusted defense: 50

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
1505 casualties reported
Squads: 85 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 60 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment

Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps


Overall, decent turn. Loss of Hongkong this early is bit annoying, but more than balanced by escape of US CVs. They should be out of danger now. Our defensive deployments in PhI & Malaya continued normally.

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/5/2010 1:42:58 PM   
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What a great idea - I'm certainly adding this to my must read AAR (need all the help I can get)

At this stage of the events given your inclination to hold Port Moresby - Do you have any thoughts on Milne Bay, Horn Island and Fiji ?

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/5/2010 1:58:45 PM   
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Orders for Dec 13-14:

Central Pacific:


- repairs of ships in PH commence in earnest. Lighter units that can be repaired within couple of weeks or less set to Shipyard repair. Heavy units damaged for months left for Readiness repairs, they will be sent to large shipyards in West Coast after sys, engineering and minor flotation damages are deemed low enough for sea travel. 2 BBs damaged light enough to be repaired completely in few weeks with Pierside repairs. Remember that PH shipyard is only 100k capacity and thus should be used as emergency repairs only, not main efforts that will clog it for months. You have several 100-250k yards in WC for that.

- there is not much to do about Wake. It has been hammered by Japanese air attacks and resupply in time is impossible. Also, SigInt tells us that Japanese second wave invasion is already on it's way, possibly brigade-size. All supply or reinforcements at this stage would just gove Japan more prisoners and captured supply..

- Lihue in Hawaii was out of supply after KB parting shot, supply ship has been set with ASW escort. Submarine menace is to be expected around PH.

- US TF at Palmyra recalled to PH.

West Coast, Panama, E-USA & North Pacific:

- restructure of Allied supply network commenced. San Francisco will be the hub for Ground and Air units being shipped out, plus it will handle shipping of fuel to PH. Los Angeles will handle shipping fuel to SoPac, SWPAc, NZ & Australia. This will be done by building up Suva as secondary fuel hub. Fuel will be shipped to Suva with long-range tankers from LA & Panama to be distributed around by short-range tankers. Gatherring of appropriate shipping and escorts has started.

South Pacific:

- not much, checked that bases are still in supply. Buildup of Suva continues, covered by 2 NZ CLs

SWPacific & Australia:

- despite less-than-satisfying combat reports from Rabaul, CL Adelaide seems to have done it's job and disrupted IJN first landing, gaining some valuable time to fly out more troops to Port Moresby. Now, if our minelayer sent there from Sydney would get there in time, we might make IJN landings bit more costly.

- normal re-deployments set before continue. We still need more Political Points and one brigade to arrive to Brisbane for planned recombine and operations of 5th Aus div.

DEI:

- one escaped AS from PhI. disbanded to Soerabaja, other AS with AVD sent to Darwin.

- one Dutch INF battalion air-transported from Bandjermasin to Soerabaja, also BF there is set to be transported.

- we have now 2 heavy Surface Combat Tfs in Soerabaja, other with PoW and Repulse, other with several cruisers.

- some more mines were discovered and 2 more bases were set for minelaying by Dutch CMs.

Philippines:

- Japanese continue landing troops in Vigan & Legaspi. Japanese advance forces arrive to San Fernando and ground combat will most likely commence immediately.

- one damaged SS sent to Soerabaja, subs are horribly vulnerable to air attacks in ports

- British MBTs evacuated from HK will try night dash to Vigan from Lingayen. With luck, they catch some shipping unloading there, even when it looks rather empty right now

- redeployment of ground forces mainly to Clark Field continue. We aim to recombine as many units as possible to larger ones with more staying power. Fortifications continue.

- BF at Cebu is now loading into Transport TF, do or die, either it makes it to Port Moresby or not.

China:

- troops set to attack Ichang arrived, IJA has evacuated. It has not much value, but will open extra supply route.

- not much else, we are not going to contest areas situated in clear terrain unless absolutely necessary nor do we initiate combat unless forced to. This stage, we try to build up troops and supplies.

Malaya, Burma & India:

- 2 brigades of AUS 8th Div are in Singapore. Now just have to wait that other changes to Strat more too.

- redeployment to south of Malaya continues, I just hope I can get units out from Kuantan in time.

- some units in Pegu, Moulmein and Rangoon set to Rest in hope to gain some combat power and morale.

- battalion, part of the 6th AUS Div sent to Aden aboard TF, with some escort ships for future.

- 63rd Indian Brigade is in Karachi, but I cannot sent it towards Burma border yet, because of garrison limits.

- battalion in Srinagar set to Rest so that disrupted squads would repair faster and garrison requirement will be fulfilled.

- reinforcements in Aden & Cape Town set Stat mode for shipping.

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quote:

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What a great idea - I'm certainly adding this to my must read AAR (need all the help I can get)

At this stage of the events given your inclination to hold Port Moresby - Do you have any thoughts on Milne Bay, Horn Island and Fiji ?



Fiji is must to keep, since I internd to use Suva as fuel distribution point. I will reinforce it as soon as I get some applicable troops, US & NZ mainly.

Milne Bay and Horn Island, nice to have but no plans to garrison/reinforce it now. As long as I keep Port Moresby, I can always recapture them at leisure later. Japan cannot keep & reinforce them if I win air war around PM. And if I lose air war there, I would not be able to keep those bases anyway. Right now I plan major reinforcement of PM in near future, with Air HQs, Base forces and engineering units. But first Ineed to get in some combat power to prevent it from falling. Same with New Caledonia and Fiji.

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December 13 Intelligence Report

As you can see, air-to-air losses have been quite equal. Pure fighter losses favour Japanese slightly, though.








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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/5/2010 2:53:40 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 13, 41 (EXCERPTS)
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As I thought, there was some IJN shipping in Vigan, RN MBTs did well!

Night Time Surface Combat, near Vigan at 80,73, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAKL Rokko Maru
xAKL Toshi Maru #2
PB Akitsui Maru
xAK Konan Maru
xAK Somedono Maru
xAK Kosin Maru, Torpedo hits 1
xAK Kurohime Maru
xAK Ueizuru Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
MTB 7
MTB 8, Shell hits 1
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 11
MTB 12
MTB 26
MTB 27


Important things for success bolded:

Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 28% moonlight: 2,000 yards

Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
Gardner R. gains tactical advantage


Pesky IJN subs neat LA:

Sub attack near San Clemente Island at 223,79

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
xAK Steel Ranger, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Kilty


I was asking bit too much from one CL...CL Adelaide is no more:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 106,125, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu
CA Nachi
DD Asagao
DD Fuyo

Allied Ships
CL Adelaide, Shell hits 1, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages CL Adelaide at 15,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages CA Nachi at 15,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages DD Asagao at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CL Adelaide sunk by BB Mutsu at 13,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


Enemy now has land-based air in Malaya (Kota Bharu) and Philippines (Vigan). This means enemy planes are not necessary getting into fights fatigued and in Philippines, our fighters are slowly but inevitably getting grinded down.


Kido Butai continues to hammer Wake I.

Example of what Chinese troops can do if in good defensive terrain with decent leader:

Ground combat at 71,56

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3432 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 110

Defending force 7955 troops, 33 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 157

Japanese adjusted assault: 38

Allied adjusted defense: 81

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
463 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment

Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps


We lose San Fernando in PhI:

Ground combat at San Fernando (80,74)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 8105 troops, 62 guns, 176 vehicles, Assault Value = 345

Defending force 3274 troops, 69 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 149

Japanese adjusted assault: 330

Allied adjusted defense: 41

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE San Fernando !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 33 (2 destroyed, 31 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1564 casualties reported
Squads: 54 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 50 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 25 (25 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
4th Tank Regiment
65th Brigade
7th Tank Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
11th PA Infantry Division


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 14, 41 (EXCERPTS)

Attacks like this are smashing us in Clark & Manila, unfortunately we do not have much other options than try to provide CAP to base and troops:

Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 20



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

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



Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 19000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead


Japanese have also landed to Papua-New Guinea in Finschhafen and Madang, capturing both undefended bases.

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/5/2010 3:01:10 PM   
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Our fighters in PI are depleted, but they can still put up a fight:






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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/5/2010 4:22:56 PM   
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Orders for Dec 15-16:

Central Pacific, North Pacific, West Coast, E-USA & Panama:

- PT boats in area returned to pool. They will be available in 30 days and I can then use them in SoPac/SWPac.

- 34th & 161 Inf Rgts start embarking to be shipped to PH, they will there join present units for form 24th & 25th Inf Divisions.

- restricted air units checked for good pilots to be sent to gen. reserve. Your 50+ exp pilots will do better fighting in Philippines instead of 20-30 exp rookies. There are also some very good Marine units like VMF-121 that you can downgrade for extra F4Fs and send some pilots to reserves. Since that unit is restricted, we cannot ship it out without paying PPs.

- general air unit maintenance, turning replacements/upgrades off

India:


- first reinforcements shipped from Aden to Bombay.

- same in Cape Town

- Karachi CD fort set to Rest to rebuild faster, so I can take 63rd Brigade out. This will slow down the buildup of base, though. Engineers build only in combat mode.

- 45th Indian Brigade to march to Koggala in Ceylon, 44th set to Rest in Colombo.

- TF with 48th Gurkha Brigade should arrive to Chittagong within couple of days.

Burma:

- 13th Indian Brigade rebuild in Pegu

Malaya:

- 100th RAF Sqn (recon) withdrawn in Singapore, w/d date was Dec 19 and this will ease administrative penalties of having too many groups a bit.

- forgot that we need some PPs to change those AUS brigades unrestricted. Oh well, couple of days more. This will put another delay to our plans for Port Moresby too.

- IJA has started to move SW from Kota Bharu and has reached our first troops there.

DEI:

- some fiddling with unit modes, air evacuation of troops in Pamekasan to Soerabaja starts.

Philippines:

- IJA tank unit has reached Lingayen

- TF carrying Cebu BF is just SE of indanao, if they make it through next 2 days, they will make it.

- not much to do here, just checking unit modes.

Australia, SWPac & SoPac:

- 5th AUS Div rebuilt. It will cost us 536 PP to change HQ. We do not have that yet.

- lazy Militia companies in Lae and bases around have only made 24 miles through jungle towards PM. Start to use those machetes, guys!

- units in Rabaul set to No Replacements, they were filling faster than I can fly them off to PM.

- supply convoy to PM with 17400 tons of supplies is now on it's way.

- set some AUS Wirraways and Hudsons to train ASW, Sydney area usually starts to be infested with subs in future.

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quote:

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Our fighters in PI are depleted, but they can still put up a fight:


At some point some of your Far East fighter pilots start to build quite a bit of experience being in combat day after day. The skies above Clark Field are usually where you get your first Allied aces. That was the dilemma for me early in my game. Should I take the long term view and transfer them to the safety of Training Command, or leave them where they are to help delay the enemy, but then take the risk I may lose them in combat? Choices...choices.


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Torplexed


quote:

ORIGINAL: Sardaukar

Our fighters in PI are depleted, but they can still put up a fight:


At some point some of your Far East fighter pilots start to build quite a bit of experience being in combat day after day. The skies above Clark Field are usually where you get your first Allied aces. That was the dilemma for me early in my game. Should I take the long term view and transfer them to the safety of Training Command, or leave them where they are to help delay the enemy, but then take the risk I may lose them in combat? Choices...choices.



Usually, when they start to be out of planes, I transfer all good pilots into General Reserve and fill the units with 20-30 exp pilots from Replacement pool. Bit gamey and would be nasty to the new guys arriving from transport plane:

"Air Cadets, here are your rifles! We cannot give you planes, but you'll be useful covering the embarkation of real pilots to your transport out from Philippines! Good Luck!".

As long as they have planes, "everyone fights, no-one quits!

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Sardaukar
As long as they have planes, "everyone fights, no-one quits!


Heh heh. I'd replace MacArthur with that guy in a heartbeat if I could.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 15, 41

Not much happened turn, but my beloved AM Penguin sunk.

MBTs returning to Bataan do some minesweeping, IJN subs have laid minefield there...:

TF 436 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
MTB 12, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
MTB 11, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
MTB 10, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
MTB 7, Mine hits 1, heavy damage


Massed air attacks continue against Clark Field.

We have now 2 aces, 1LT Kiser flying from Clark F, and CPT Browning, flying from Manila.

Japanese forces CAPTURE Alor Star !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Victoria Point !!!


Rolling down the Malaya continues:


Ground combat at 51,76

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3602 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 121

Defending force 1815 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 56

Japanese adjusted assault: 186

Allied adjusted defense: 31

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
108 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
466 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 38 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment

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


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 16, 41

S-36 sinks xAK Sydney Maru #2

SS KIX puts torpedo into xAK Seattle Maru.

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kweiteh !!!

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/5/2010 5:39:15 PM   
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Orders for Dec 17-18:

CentPac, NorthPac, WC, Panama etc.:

- S-class boats in PH sent to Pago Pago and will be routed to Brisbane later. Couple more fleet boats dispatched towards Japan and Truk.

- CL and some DDs send from Balboa to PH.

- one USN BF set target as Suva, one USAAF BF set target as Port Moresby in SF.

India:

- 48th Gurkha Brigade arrived to Chittagong. Set to Combat orders.

- in couple of days we should get 63rd Indian Brigade out of Karachi and rail it to Imphal.

Burma:

Some Mode-changes for units recently arrived to Pegu.

Malaya:

- race is on! I have hopes getting units out from Kuantan in time. Some units mode set back to Move, air attacks cause it to change to Combat and that slows them down

- 2 AUS brigades in Singapore, HQ changed, they start to embark into TF to Perth.

- TKs from Singapore sent to Palembang, they will be filled with fuel there and sent to Perth also.

- Singapore now has lvl 3 forts. Most of INF/ARM/ART units without engineers have been set to Rest there to recover Morale.

DEI & Philippines & China:

- AVD and AS on the way to Darwin send to Brisbane, will need AS there soon and AVD has ASW value, giving minimal defense against subs encountered.

- China, nothing

- PhI, arriving CMC unit in Bataan sent to Clark F., Brit MBTs to Iba, where they are in range to strike shipping (minefield barring..) and one AM sent to Bataan to sweep mines.

Australia, SWPac & SoPac:


- CM Bungaree made it and laid minefield in Rabaul. Hopefully some IJN ships will meet that when they land.

- xAKL with supplies sent to Pago Pago. TF carrying 2nd Marine Def Bn there is still only halfway.

- Trasport TF unloading US Field Artillery Bns to Noumea.

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/5/2010 5:41:43 PM   
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See, if I can make AAR for turn, give orders for next turn AND write them here too in 30 minutes, AE Grand Campaign cannot be that daunting. 

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/5/2010 6:13:42 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 17, 41

TF 16 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
AM Finch



7 mines cleared

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Sub attack near Laoag at 81,71

Japanese Ships
xAK Turuga Maru, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-37

Submarine attack near Camiguin at 85,72

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

Allied Ships
SS Permit

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

Japanese hate my lone Minesweeper in Bataan, which gives my fighters nice free kills:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 10
Ki-51 Sonia x 8



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 1
P-40B Warhawk x 4
P-40E Warhawk x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed
Ki-51 Sonia: 2 destroyed


Allied Ships
AM Finch

Manila & Clark F. endure multiple air attacks as usual.

We are being pushed back slowly in China.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 18, 41


TF 16 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
AM Finch



5 mines cleared

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Submarine attack near Amami Oshima at 99,66

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

Allied Ships
SS Spearfish

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Amphibious Assault at Rabaul

TF 108 troops unloading over beach at Rabaul, 106,125

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Amphibious Assault at Ternate

TF 297 troops unloading over beach at Ternate, 78,102

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Sub attack near Orchid Island at 86,67

Japanese Ships
xAK Hokuan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Ikunta Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon

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

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Nice going RAF!

Morning Air attack on Johore Bahru , at 50,83

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 31



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 5
Buffalo I x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 10 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.27 Sqn RAF with Blenheim IF (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Not so good in Rangoon...first air attack there:

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 14
Buffalo I x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
H81-A3: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

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

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers

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They sunk my battleships! Err...Harbour Defence Launches...

Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
G3M2 Nell x 35



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 11
Buffalo I x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
HDML 1100, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML 1104, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML 1102, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML 1103, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML 1101, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Port hits 8
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 8000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
20 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes


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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 28797 troops, 291 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 1516

Defending force 3987 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 1163

Allied adjusted defense: 49

Japanese assault odds: 23 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Chuhsien !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
270 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2666 casualties reported
Squads: 71 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 61 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 39 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th Division
22nd Division
8th Armored Car Co
15th Division
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
13th Army
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
3rd War Area
10th Group Army

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Ground combat at Loyang (87,43)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10673 troops, 94 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 360

Defending force 33701 troops, 161 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 897

Japanese adjusted assault: 112

Allied adjusted defense: 580

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
892 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 86 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 52 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled


Allied ground losses:
565 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
35th Division

Defending units:
80th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
15th Group Army
24th Group Army
3rd Construction Regiment
10th Chinese Base Force
Jingcha War Area
14th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
36th Group Army
1st War Area
39th Group Army
7th Construction Regiment

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Japanese forces CAPTURE Ternate !!!

Rabaul still holds.

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Ground combat at Rabaul (106,125)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1512 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Defending force 958 troops, 10 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 32

Japanese adjusted assault: 19

Allied adjusted defense: 21

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
Maizuru 1st SNLF /1

Defending units:
Lark Battalion
Rabaul Det. Base Force

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/5/2010 6:48:39 PM   
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Orders for Dec 19-20:

CentPac, WC, NorthPac, panama et all:

- 3 more fleet SS sent to patrol, 1 to Truk, 2 to Japan coast. 2 S-class SS sent to Pago Pago to be rerouted to Brisbane.

- more Army pilots into General Reserve.

- Cargo TF dispatched to Kodiak, base is showing Yellow (!) mark.

India:

- first Tanker TF from Abadan to Karachi.

- 18th UK Division is still 5 days off-map enroute to Perth

- TF carrying 46th Indian Brigade arrives to Chittagong.

- 63rd Indian Brigade set to Strat move from Karachi to Imphal.

Burma:

- units arrived to destination, modes changed. Air units checked for pilot/plane replacements.

Malaya:

- brigade from Kuantan now on railroad set to march southwards, seems all units will make it out from there.

TO BE CONTINUED! Commander-in-Chief Wife Mk1 Mod0 wants some tea and me to minesweep the dishes too.

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