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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/5/2010 7:27:15 PM   
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Subscribed!  Thanks for doing this AAR - I made it a few weeks into the Dec8th scenario, but I'm starting over after applying the latest patch.  This is what I need to help tackle everything to manage in this game 

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/5/2010 8:24:48 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Sardaukar
TO BE CONTINUED! Commander-in-Chief Wife Mk1 Mod0 wants some tea and me to minesweep the dishes too.


Poor fella... at least your withdrawal is temporary! Nice AAR! One of the few that give some insight into AI. Keep it rolling!

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/6/2010 11:33:58 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Sardaukar


quote:

ORIGINAL: Joseph_Nevsky

A tutorial for WitP:AE, at last!


Thank you very much, Sardaukar!! Great initiative, great work!

Stay tuned...


Thank you for your kind words!

Maybe "tutorial" is not exactly right description, since I won't concentrate to game interface that much (apart to where I deem it necessary). Maybe "Introduction to Grand Campaign" might have been better description.

I know how intimidating the first GC scenario can be and I try to make it bit more "digestible". I know that everyone eventually wants to get into GC, so hopefully this AAR will be helpful.


Ok, I see...

Anyway, thank you very much for your great work!
(I´m converting it to a PDF file to read it in anytime and anywhere! ).

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/7/2010 10:55:03 AM   
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AAR is still temporarily on hold until tomorrow, too many real-life commitments right now.

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/7/2010 12:20:22 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Coulsdon Eagle

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


That was exactly my approach. WPO was a great way for me to get used to the geography in the pacific war. Growing up on UV, it took me quite a while to get used to the Philippine/DEI part of the map. There are also lots of turns where little combat is happening, so it's a lot more forgiving, and if you're a few days late doing something, odds are you won't suffer (much) for it. Oh, and I have a deep love of pre-WWI battleships. USS Monadnock is my spiritual flagship.

I was a month into AE, until I accidentally saved my playing of the Guadalcanal scenario over it. It took forever to assemble the jigsaw puzzle that the OZ divisions start as. Kudos to Sardaukar for this AAR for helping me take a fresh look at a restart.

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/7/2010 12:38:02 PM   
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Just curious about Rabaul: I have the same situation in my game, where Maizuru SNLF was not able to took the base due to my interdiction of the landing forces. In my game, however, the Japanese has been able to reinforce this small detachment and now the two opposing forces are basically the same, troop and AV-wise.

I was preparing to send a small Batallion from PM to Rabaul, but I would like to know first your opinion : is Rabaul a lost game whatever I do (I know, do not ask how , that the Japanese has a couple of little transports headed for this base)? Or is it possible to hold it against the AI?

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/7/2010 2:18:24 PM   
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Bear in mind that a lot of the strategies and tactics that work vs the AI will noy be generally as effective against a human PBEM opponent

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/7/2010 2:23:31 PM   
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The AI wastes no time speeding to Rabaul.  My rescue convoys always tend to show up on the same day as the invaders. 

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/7/2010 4:06:44 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Galahad78

Just curious about Rabaul: I have the same situation in my game, where Maizuru SNLF was not able to took the base due to my interdiction of the landing forces. In my game, however, the Japanese has been able to reinforce this small detachment and now the two opposing forces are basically the same, troop and AV-wise.

I was preparing to send a small Batallion from PM to Rabaul, but I would like to know first your opinion : is Rabaul a lost game whatever I do (I know, do not ask how , that the Japanese has a couple of little transports headed for this base)? Or is it possible to hold it against the AI?



Usually Rabaul is pretty much gone unless you can reinforce with division or so. And getting division there is all but impossible, since AI tends to be quite quick bringing in reinforcements. I am evacuating troops from Rabaul to prop my defenses in PM. Every engineer and aviation support counts.

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/7/2010 4:15:24 PM   
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Great Idea Sardauker, I didn't read the whole thread so I may have missed it but it's a good idea on the first turn for the allied player to start building ports on all off map bases, once they are built to max switch to airfields.

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/7/2010 4:21:08 PM   
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Yes, that's what  am doing. Also good to build up ports first in those bases you plan to use for major supply unloading. Karachi and Bombay are those for me in India, for example. Really saves time in unloading.

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/7/2010 4:56:08 PM   
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Usually Rabaul is pretty much gone unless you can reinforce with division or so. And getting division there is all but impossible, since AI tends to be quite quick bringing in reinforcements. I am evacuating troops from Rabaul to prop my defenses in PM. Every engineer and aviation support counts.


Does AI bring "as many reinforcements as needed", or does it only follow a predetermined script? I.e., once you hold against the initial onslaught, can you get AI to bleed itself to death piecemeal, or will it finally assemble a big hammer in a coordinated effort?

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/8/2010 8:15:05 AM   
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Orders continued, Dec 19-20:

DEI:


- one more SS sent to patrol

Philippines:


- Brit MBTs will try another raid to Vigan from Iba, also US PT TF sent to Iba.

China:

- one Corps recombined in Chunking, set to allow replacements and set to match to near Wuchow.

- changed some leaders for better ones in units already in combat.

Australia, SoPac & SWPac:


- 5th AUS Div in Brisbane changed to I AUS Corps and starting to embark for PM





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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/8/2010 8:40:41 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 19, 41
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Sub attack near Iba at 77,75

Japanese Ships
SS I-157

Allied Ships
MTB 8
MTB 27
MTB 26



SS I-157 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy MTB
Sub escapes detection

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Sub attack near Balabac at 69,80

Japanese Ships
xAK Akiura Maru, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Shuko Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS KXV

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

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Amphibious Assault at Kuching

TF 124 troops unloading over beach at Kuching, 58,88

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TF 15 encounters mine field at Rabaul (106,125)

Japanese Ships
DD Asanagi
PB Nagata Maru



3 mines cleared

MBTs do not do too well during daytime and when detected from 21k yards...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 78,73, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CS Mizuho
CS Chiyoda
CL Jintsu
DD Yamagumo
DD Hatsuyuki
DD Sagiri

Allied Ships
MTB 8, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 9, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 26
MTB 27, Shell hits 1, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards

Manila is becoming unhealthy for ships...I have to start to re-base my subs to south. Otherwise they will be in danger of being sunk when arriving for refuel/rearm.

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PG Tulsa, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AS Canopus, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 8000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Georgetown (49,74)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1865 troops, 2 guns, 172 vehicles, Assault Value = 112

Defending force 341 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 85

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 85 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Georgetown !!!

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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3544 troops, 14 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 171

Defending force 1477 troops, 9 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 107

Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 15 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuching !!!

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 20, 41

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This is why you need to escort your TFs even when near WC or Canada:

ASW attack near Victoria at 207,51

Japanese Ships
SS I-1

Allied Ships
xAK Panaman
DD Kane



SS I-1 is sighted by escort
DD Kane fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kane fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kane fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kane fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Enemy is coming for Davao.

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Davao at 79,91, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
CA Suzuya
DD Mikazuki
DD Okikaze

Allied Ships
AVP Bellatrix, Shell hits 5, 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 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages AVP Bellatrix at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
AVP Bellatrix sunk by BB Hyuga at 14,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

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Submarine attack near Swatow at 79,66

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

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack

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

This means enemy CVL is nearby:

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Afternoon Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 13
B5N1 Kate x 16



No Japanese losses



Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 4000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
5 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 2000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb



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Ground combat at 92,38

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 15426 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 489

Defending force 9452 troops, 75 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 188

Japanese adjusted assault: 517

Allied adjusted defense: 157

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
216 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2751 casualties reported
Squads: 124 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 213 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
35th Chinese Corps
13th Group Army

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Ground combat at 93,34

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1825 troops, 24 guns, 50 vehicles, Assault Value = 75

Defending force 4726 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 119



Assaulting units:
1st Cavalry Brigade
1st Ching An Tui Brigade
3rd Ching An Tui Brigade

Defending units:
11th Chinese Corps
17th Group Army


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Ground combat at 71,56

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6503 troops, 72 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 196

Defending force 7626 troops, 33 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 136

Japanese adjusted assault: 87

Allied adjusted defense: 81

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
192 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
134 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment

Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Taiping (49,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3672 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 30

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 30 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Taiping !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: op mode(-), leaders(+)



Assaulting units:
42nd Infantry Regiment


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Ground combat at Lingayen (79,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 592 troops, 0 guns, 90 vehicles, Assault Value = 98

Defending force 5450 troops, 140 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 223

Japanese adjusted assault: 43

Allied adjusted defense: 32

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
118 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
4th Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
11th PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion


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Rabaul will fall soon:

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Ground combat at Rabaul (106,125)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 874 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 69

Defending force 731 troops, 9 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Japanese adjusted assault: 10

Allied adjusted defense: 9

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
Maizuru 1st SNLF
2nd JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
Lark Battalion
Rabaul Det. Base Force /1


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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/8/2010 8:47:52 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: janh

quote:

ORIGINAL: Sardaukar
Usually Rabaul is pretty much gone unless you can reinforce with division or so. And getting division there is all but impossible, since AI tends to be quite quick bringing in reinforcements. I am evacuating troops from Rabaul to prop my defenses in PM. Every engineer and aviation support counts.


Does AI bring "as many reinforcements as needed", or does it only follow a predetermined script? I.e., once you hold against the initial onslaught, can you get AI to bleed itself to death piecemeal, or will it finally assemble a big hammer in a coordinated effort?


AndyMac usually has nasty reinforcement scripts for all major objects of Japanese. There are lots of smaller scripts inside major ones, that will trigger if for example Rabaul is not captured and some other troop have reached their objectives. Then AI will reinforce the Rabaul attempt with those troops. I did successful "Fortress Java" defense in one game, but for example, IJA/IJN invaded Java with equivalent of 10 full divisions. I had 6 reinforcement divisions there plus Dutch and finally managed to crush the attack. But you can see, that scrips are quite well made by AndyMac so that if Japan needs a place, AI will really try to get it.

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/8/2010 9:49:43 AM   
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Orders for Dec 21-22:

Central Pacific, North Pacific & USA:

- CVs are back in port, their air units set to 100% training, USC fighter unit unloaded to PH. CVs are going to stay in port for a while, training and upgrading planes if possible.

- ship repairs in PH adjusted. When major ships have done all readiness/pierside repairs, they will be set to WC for shipyard repairs. This can take up to 2 months, depending on amount os sys/minor flt dmg.

India:


- 23rd Indian Brigade sent to Calcutta from Hyderabad

Burma:

- units modes adjusted to either combat or rest for units arrived to destinations.

Malaya:

- one small recon air unit moved to Palembang to ease Singapore base group administration penalties. Generally, when Singapore air units will start to get low on planes, we will transfer them to Batavia & Soerabaja to help with defense of Java.

DEI:

- 5x TK tanker TF loading fuel and sent towards Perth

- air tranport of Pamekasan KNIL Rgt to Soerabaja continues, we have already 51 assault value transported.

Australia & SWPac &SoPac:


- slight glitch with shipping 5th AUS Div last turn...TF sailed without anything...I guess my orders were not specific enough... ust be those damn dockyard unions again! Stevedore Union on strike!

- soon we will have Cebu BF to reinforce PM. Cargo TF is unloading extra supplies there.

- AVD & AS from Philippines should arrive to Brisbane in few days. Then we'll have functioning sub base there for S-class boats.

- Cargo TF sent to Noumea with 20k+ supplies to allow rebuild of USAAF Base forces there and building of proper air & naval base.

- air evacuation of Rabaul to PM continues. All Rabaul BF that can be air transported already there. Both Catalina units set to pick up Lark Bn.


< Message edited by Sardaukar -- 9/8/2010 9:54:04 AM >


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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/8/2010 10:26:32 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 21, 41
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ASW attack near Swatow at 80,66

Japanese Ships
APD Shimakaze, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Arizona Maru
xAK Sydney Maru
APD Tade

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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Submarine attack near Hong Kong at 78,66

Japanese Ships
xAK Teihoku Maru, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Pike, hits 2, on fire



xAK Teihoku Maru is sighted by SS Pike
SS Pike attacking on the surface
New, W.A. decides to submerge SS Pike due to damage

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Submarine attack near Laoag at 80,68

Japanese Ships
xAK Naples Maru, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon

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



xAK Naples Maru is sighted by SS Seadragon
SS Seadragon attacking xAK Naples Maru on the surface

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Note the bombardment spotters improving the accuracy. You can do that by setting ships floatplanes to Night Ops - Recon and giving them your bombardment target as target. Depending on settings, you have to check if your TF arrives to target during night or day, though.

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

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
BB Nagato
CA Haguro
CA Myoko


Allied ground losses:
130 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 26
Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 1

F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Fuso
BB Fuso firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion
1st Marine Defense Battalion firing at BB Fuso
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Nagato
BB Nagato firing at Wake Island
CA Haguro firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion
1st Marine Defense Battalion firing at CA Haguro
CA Myoko firing at Wake Island

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Submarine attack near Hengchun at 83,67

Japanese Ships
xAKL Gyokurei Maru, Shell hits 9

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf, hits 1, on fire

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



xAKL Gyokurei Maru is sighted by SS Seawolf
SS Seawolf attacking xAKL Gyokurei Maru on the surface
Warder, F.B. decides to submerge SS Seawolf due to damage

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Sub attack near Itbayat Island at 83,69

Japanese Ships
xAK Tempei Maru, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
SS Sealion, hits 1, on fire

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



SS Sealion attacking on the surface
Friedrichsen, G.V. decides to submerge SS Sealion due to damage

Lots of aggressive sub attacks on surface this turn...it's risky as seen from results. If not wanting that, change sub COs to less aggressive but high Naval Skill ones.

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IJN sub catches Cebu BF TF...grr...

Submarine attack near Horn Island at 93,128

Japanese Ships
SS I-7

Allied Ships
xAK Capillo, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


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


xAK Capillo is sighted by SS I-7
SS I-7 attacking xAK Capillo on the surface

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Submarine attack near Horn Island at 93,128

Japanese Ships
SS I-7

Allied Ships
xAK Yu Sang, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage


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


xAK Yu Sang is sighted by SS I-7
SS I-7 attacking xAK Yu Sang on the surface


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Ground combat at 87,56

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3338 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 118

Defending force 2224 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 188

Allied adjusted defense: 19

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
861 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 77 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment

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


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Ground combat at Tuguegarao (82,74)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13445 troops, 135 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 464

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 109

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 109 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tuguegarao !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
48th Division


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Ground combat at Bayombong (80,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7589 troops, 75 guns, 53 vehicles, Assault Value = 280

Defending force 507 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Japanese adjusted assault: 246

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 246 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Bayombong !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
508 casualties reported
Squads: 29 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
65th Brigade
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Army
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Engineer Construction Battalion

Defending units:
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion


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Ground combat at Lingayen (79,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 426 troops, 0 guns, 77 vehicles, Assault Value = 96

Defending force 5397 troops, 141 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 217

Japanese adjusted assault: 19

Allied adjusted defense: 33

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
4th Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
11th PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion

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Ground combat at Rabaul (106,125)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 2998 troops, 26 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 126

Defending force 643 troops, 9 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

Japanese adjusted assault: 135

Allied adjusted defense: 11

Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Rabaul !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
106 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
414 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
III./90th Infantry Bn /1
Maizuru 1st SNLF
1st Indpt SNLF Coy /3
2nd JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
Lark Battalion
Rabaul Det. Base Force /1

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Ground combat at Lae (99,126)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 314 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

Defending force 141 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

Japanese adjusted assault: 2

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lae !!!

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

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


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


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd JNAF Coy /1

Defending units:
A Coy/NG Rifles


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Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5893 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 243

Defending force 978 troops, 24 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Japanese adjusted assault: 182

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 182 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wake Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
186 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1281 casualties reported
Squads: 34 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 100 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 18 (18 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (12 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Assaulting units:
Guards Mixed Bde /5

Defending units:
Wake USN CPNAB
1st Marine Defense Battalion

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 22, 41

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Submarine attack near Hengchun at 81,68

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

Allied Ships
SS S-37

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



xAK Tempei Maru is sighted by SS S-37
SS S-37 launches 4 torpedoes

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And another IJN sub near PM...

Sub attack near Port Moresby at 97,130

Japanese Ships
SS RO-34

Allied Ships
xAP President Madison, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


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


SS RO-34 launches 4 torpedoes at xAP President Madison

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Submarine attack near Pescadores at 82,63

Japanese Ships
xAK Shoho Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire

Allied Ships
SS Tarpon, hits 2



xAK Shoho Maru is sighted by SS Tarpon
SS Tarpon attacking xAK Shoho Maru on the surface
Wallace, L. decides to submerge SS Tarpon due to damage

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Ground combat at 89,47

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 687 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 37

Defending force 105 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 10

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 10 to 1

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


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


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
11th RGC Ind. Brigade

Defending units:
89th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at 50,77

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3692 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

Defending force 1461 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Japanese adjusted assault: 113

Allied adjusted defense: 67

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
157 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment

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

Loss of Wake, Rabaul & Lae were quite inevitable. We'll continue to evacuate AUS units outside Rabaul via flying boats, that is one neat trick worth knowing.

Japanese have immediately based some air unots to Rabaul. This will complicate our reinforcement of PM a bit, but fortunately, Sallies are not that good on Naval Attack.

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"To meaningless French Idealism, Liberty, Fraternity and Equality...we answer with German Realism, Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery" -Prince von Bülov, 1870-


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Post #: 107
RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/8/2010 11:09:29 AM   
Sardaukar


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Orders for Dec 23-24:

CentPac & USA etc.:


- small Cargo TF sent from PH to Hilo, base low on supplies.

- 2 AKVs from Balmoa (Panama) sent to SF, escorted by DD.

- AK from same place sent to PH, escorted by DD, this ship is very useful supplying 1 size ports because of it's intrinsic amphibious unloading capability.

- one ART FA Rgt sent to Seattle in strat mode, Seattle is our NoPac supply hub.

- 2 Inf Rgts for 24th and 25th Divs are just outside PH, will arrive in day or so.

India:

- first Hurricane unit arrives in Cape Town. I am taking a risk sending unescorted TF to carry it to Colombo. One IJN sub is all it takes...

Burma:


- not much, units checked, modes adjusted.

Malaya:


- same as above, this is routine, since air attacks reset Move to Combat.

- Singapore civilian shipping sent to Tjilitjap, only few light combat ships remain here, to be used against IJN surprise landing, for example Mersing, that I won't defend on ground.

- Singapore is now lvl 3 fort and continues to build. I usually stop forts for that, but in Singapore we still have good supply level.

DEI:

- not much, ship repair adjusted in Soerabaja

Philippines:

- several subs damaged last turn set to Soerabaja for repairs. Manila is way too dangerous now. Get into habit of checking your subs for damage regularly. Easiest way is to use hotkey S and sort ships by type and damage type. I usually sort them by Flt dmg and send home those with high dmg lvl.

- first air unit disbanded, pilots to pool. This will be more common after units run out of planes.

China:

- not much, we'll try small deliberate attack in Central China against weak enemy units.

Australia, SWPac & SoPac:

- 5 AUS embarking TF again in Brisbane, to be transported to PM.

- Cebu BF unloading in PM.

- Squadron of transport planes send from Brisbane to Charters Towers.

- reminder of Lark Bn is being evacuated outside Rabaul by Catalinas.

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/8/2010 12:13:06 PM   
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Great AAR, it will be very helpfull for me.

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/8/2010 12:55:28 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 23, 41
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Submarine attack near Hengchun at 81,68

Japanese Ships
xAK Meiu Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-37

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



xAK Meiu Maru is sighted by SS S-37
SS S-37 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Meiu Maru

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Submarine attack near Calayan at 82,69

Japanese Ships
xAK Kokuryu Maru, Shell hits 7, heavy fires

Allied Ships
SS Permit

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



xAK Kokuryu Maru is sighted by SS Permit
SS Permit attacking on the surface
Hurst, A.M. decides to submerge SS Permit due to damage


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As can be seen, fortunately Sallies are not the best on Naval Attack...unfortunately they will get better..


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 14



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Wanaka
xAP Neptuna



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 18000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 7



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 9
Buffalo I x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 4 destroyed

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



CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (3 airborne, 6 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 8 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 4 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 10 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 34



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 5
Buffalo I x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 4 damaged
H81-A3: 1 destroyed on ground
Buffalo I: 2 damaged


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


Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 41

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

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes



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Brits start to get some hits on IJN shipping around Singapore area.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Patani at 51,73

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 6



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Yamabuki Maru, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes




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Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 8
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 4
Buffalo I x 32


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-43-Ia Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed on ground



Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 13000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 6 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
9 planes vectored on to bombers
No.27 Sqn RAF with Blenheim IF (1 airborne, 3 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 16 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 6 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
9 planes vectored on to bombers
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 6 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
9 planes vectored on to bombers
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 6 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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Groot Natoena at 58,84

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Teiyo Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Japanese ground losses:
113 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Teiyo Maru



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Ground combat at Loyang (87,43)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10197 troops, 94 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 319

Defending force 33738 troops, 161 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 895

Japanese adjusted assault: 187

Allied adjusted defense: 423

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
2014 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 137 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 86 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled


Allied ground losses:
354 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
35th Division

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


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Ground combat at 71,56

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6477 troops, 72 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 199

Defending force 7529 troops, 33 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 132

Japanese adjusted assault: 183

Allied adjusted defense: 177

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
264 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment

Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at 50,77

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3682 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

Defending force 1358 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

Japanese adjusted assault: 88

Allied adjusted defense: 37

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
139 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
643 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 30 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment

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


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Out attack at weak IJA units worked.

Ground combat at 88,50

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4553 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 170

Defending force 1775 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 78

Allied adjusted assault: 157

Japanese adjusted defense: 20

Allied assault odds: 7 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
302 casualties reported
Squads: 27 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


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


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
48th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
12th RGC Ind. Brigade
7th RGC Temp. Division


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 24, 41

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Sub attack near Laoag at 78,69

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

Allied Ships
SS Seal

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



SS Seal launches 4 torpedoes


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Pre-Invasion action off Wenchow
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

69 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
TB Kari
xAP Atsuta Maru
E Uji

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



CA Chokai firing at 100th Chinese Corps
TB Kari fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards



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Invasion Support action off Wenchow
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

33 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
xAP Atsuta Maru
E Uji
TB Kari

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



CA Chokai firing at 100th Chinese Corps
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Submarine attack near Hengchun at 81,68

Japanese Ships
xAK Genzan Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon

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



SS Sturgeon is sighted by xAK Genzan Maru
SS Sturgeon launches 4 torpedoes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 14



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 8
Buffalo I x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed



Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 16000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (2 airborne, 6 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 9 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 12 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 2



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 5
Buffalo I x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (1 airborne, 4 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
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 11 minutes



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Pre-Invasion action off Canton Island
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Uruboko Maru
xAP Montevideo Maru



PB Uruboko Maru fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Canton Island

TF 208 troops unloading over beach at Canton Island, 153,143





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Invasion Support action off Wenchow
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

32 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Atsuta Maru
E Uji
TB Kari

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



Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards



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Japanese advancing towards Clark/Manila in force...

Ground combat at Cabanatuan (80,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1807 troops, 45 guns, 61 vehicles, Assault Value = 739

Defending force 164 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Japanese adjusted assault: 8

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Cabanatuan !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
166 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (4 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
65th Brigade
48th Division
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
14th Army
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Engineer Construction Battalion

Defending units:
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion






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As usual, always remember there is lot more stuff in Combat Reports than published, I am posting only those parts I deem relevant.


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Orders for Dec 25-26:

Merry Xmas, Pacific!

CentPac & USA:

- some A-29s and B-18s arrive to Mojave. They are restricted units, so put on ASW training 100%, to be used against subs near West Coast.

- 3 Sqns of B-17Es start their trip towards Australia from PH. First stop Palmyra.

- 4 xAK TF sent from Balboa to Suva, carrying fuel.

India:

- AA Rgt & Arm Rgt shipped to Bombay from Aden start to rail towards Chittagong.

Burma:

- redeployment to Pegu/Rangoon area continues.


Malaya:


- unit modes and destinations checked, redeployment continues.


DEI:

- Catalinas start to pick up Dutch Bn from Mataram

Philippines:


- all submarines are re-based to Soerabaja, since damage to our AS in Manila is preventing rearming subs with torpedoes.

- PG Isabel and PT-boats will try some surface raiding next turn, it's Xmas anyway!

China:

- not much to do

Australia, SWPac, SoPac:

- some PT boats created in PM

- TF that brought in Cebu BF sent to Brisbane.

- 5th AUS still loading, evacuation of Lark Bn continues.

- 13th AUS Brigade recombined in Perth.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 25, 41
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Submarine attack near Hengchun at 82,68

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kiko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Shark



xAKL Kiko Maru is sighted by SS Shark
SS Shark launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Kiko Maru

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Poor US torpedoes cause lot of skippers having night engagements on surface...

Submarine attack near Hengchun at 82,68

Japanese Ships
xAK Kinkasan Maru, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Shark, hits 2



xAK Kinkasan Maru is sighted by SS Shark
SS Shark attacking xAK Kinkasan Maru on the surface
Shane, L. decides to submerge SS Shark due to damage

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Lack of radar warning seriously hampers the CAP in Rangoon.

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 6
Buffalo I x 4


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

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 13000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (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 9 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 3 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 11 minutes

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IJN CVs south of Mindanao...

Afternoon Air attack on Butuan , at 80,89

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
D3A1 Val x 27



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
15 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at 71,56

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6501 troops, 72 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 201

Defending force 7390 troops, 33 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

Japanese adjusted assault: 180

Allied adjusted defense: 67

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
118 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2248 casualties reported
Squads: 130 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 164 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment

Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Atimonan (80,79)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13705 troops, 133 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 461

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 222

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 222 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Atimonan !!!

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



Assaulting units:
16th Division

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Ground combat at Tavoy (54,60)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3894 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 192

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 70

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 70 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tavoy !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
2nd RTA Division

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 26, 41

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Submarine attack near Wake Island at 134,99

Japanese Ships
AK Amagisan Maru, Shell hits 5, on fire

Allied Ships
SS Tambor



AK Amagisan Maru is sighted by SS Tambor
SS Tambor attacking on the surface
SS Tambor low on gun ammo, Murphy, J.W. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Pontianak at 54,89

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes


Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 7


Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish I: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
LSD Shinshu Maru, Bomb hits 1

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



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Swordfish I bombing from 3000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Sub attack near Kochi at 106,63

Japanese Ships
xAP Asama Maru, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
SS Trout



xAP Asama Maru is sighted by SS Trout
SS Trout launches 6 torpedoes at xAP Asama Maru

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Ground combat at Wenchow (89,58)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 34643 troops, 306 guns, 116 vehicles, Assault Value = 1248

Defending force 12439 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 440

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 1682

Allied adjusted defense: 1471

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
1033 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 53 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 58 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


Allied ground losses:
453 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 42 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
22nd Division
17th Division
21st Division
13th Army

Defending units:
100th Chinese Corps
25th Group Army
14th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at Wuchow (76,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2169 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 115

Defending force 5910 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 155

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 84

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
497 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


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

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

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Ground combat at Lingayen (79,75)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1055 troops, 0 guns, 170 vehicles, Assault Value = 561

Defending force 5369 troops, 144 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 208

Japanese adjusted assault: 107

Allied adjusted defense: 39

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 25 (3 destroyed, 22 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
466 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Assaulting units:
4th Tank Regiment
48th Division
7th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
11th PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion

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Ground combat at Shortlands (109,131)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 863 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 6

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Shortlands !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
2nd JNAF AF Unit /1

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/8/2010 2:50:05 PM   
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Orders for Dec 27-28:

CentPac & USA:


- nothing major, air unit training and ship repair checked

- I am not going to contest Canton I. landing, might run into IJN CVs.

India:

- even less

Burma:

- same

Malaya:


- same

DEI:

- set all fighters in Soerabaja to 50% CAP. If those IJN CVs SW of Mindanao come down Makassar Strait, our Surface Combat TFs in Soerabaja are in big trouble.

Philippines:

- all units in Clark and Manila set to Combat-mode since enemy is in next hex.

- sub patrol zones adjusted.

China:


- 2 reserve Corps set to Replacements on and march to Nanning, which seems to one target of IJA attack.

Australia, SWPac & SoPac:

- A-24 Banshee dive bombers arriving to Brisbane set to 100% Naval Attack training at 13k. They will be moved to PM when deemed combat capable.

- S-class submarines arriving to Pago Pago sent to Brisbane. 2nd USMC Def Bn unloading in Pago Pago.

- 5th AUS Div fully loaded and will start to sail towards PM next turn.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 27, 41
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Submarine attack near Tanegashima at 101,64

Japanese Ships
xAKL Shoan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Sculpin

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



xAKL Shoan Maru is sighted by SS Sculpin
SS Sculpin launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Shoan Maru

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Ground combat at Kuala Lumpur (49,79)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1865 troops, 2 guns, 172 vehicles, Assault Value = 113

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 31

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 31 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuala Lumpur !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: op mode(-)



Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment
5th Recon Regiment

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Ground combat at Wenchow (89,58)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 33864 troops, 306 guns, 116 vehicles, Assault Value = 1188

Defending force 12050 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 401

Japanese adjusted assault: 1928

Allied adjusted defense: 220

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wenchow !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1014 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 79 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2352 casualties reported
Squads: 156 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 186 destroyed, 61 disabled
Engineers: 33 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
22nd Division
17th Division
21st Division
13th Army

Defending units:
100th Chinese Corps
25th Group Army
14th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at 87,48

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6057 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 214

Defending force 4791 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

Japanese adjusted assault: 182

Allied adjusted defense: 24

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
2542 casualties reported
Squads: 81 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 99 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
5th RGC Route Brigade

Defending units:
12th Chinese Corps
3rd Group Army

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Ground combat at Loyang (87,43)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9034 troops, 94 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 235

Defending force 33886 troops, 163 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 900

Japanese adjusted assault: 76

Allied adjusted defense: 382

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1382 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 80 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled


Allied ground losses:
240 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 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
1st War Area
14th Group Army
3rd Construction Regiment
36th Group Army
24th Group Army
Jingcha War Area
15th Group Army
39th Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force
4th Chinese Base Force
7th Construction Regiment

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Ground combat at Lingayen (79,75)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 15002 troops, 208 guns, 193 vehicles, Assault Value = 569

Defending force 5004 troops, 145 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 175

Japanese adjusted assault: 428

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 42 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lingayen !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1382 casualties reported
Squads: 149 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 105 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 60 (60 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
4th Tank Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
48th Division
7th Tank Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Army
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
21st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry Division
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion

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Ground combat at Mergui (53,62)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1202 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 6

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Mergui !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: op mode(-), leaders(+), leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
I./143rd Infantry Battalion

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Ground combat at Jolo (74,90)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 621 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 449

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 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Jolo !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1
52nd Div /1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 28, 41

And what was feared, happened...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Soerabaja at 56,104

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 45 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14
B5N2 Kate x 39
D3A1 Val x 26



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 6
CW-21B Demon x 6
75A-7 Hawk x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed, 14 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed
CW-21B Demon: 1 destroyed
75A-7 Hawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL De Ruyter
BC Repulse, Torpedo hits 1
CL Java, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Parrott
DD Barker
CL Marblehead
DD Banckert



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
25 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x D3A1 Val bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1-Vl.G.IV with 75A-7 Hawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers

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Previous move was deemed probable, but this next near Noumea came as complete surprise! Second heavy IJN CV TF!

Morning Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 115,160

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
B5N2 Kate x 40
D3A1 Val x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Cycle, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
PG Warrego, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Corinda, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Age, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Herstein, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Skagerak, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D3A1 Val bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x D3A1 Val bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x D3A1 Val bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Corinda
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Skagerak
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Herstein

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Soerabaja at 56,104

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
B5N2 Kate x 16
D3A1 Val x 23



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 4
CW-21B Demon x 5
75A-7 Hawk x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed
CW-21B Demon: 2 destroyed
75A-7 Hawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Java
BB Prince of Wales
CL Marblehead
BC Repulse, Torpedo hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x D3A1 Val bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
15 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x D3A1 Val bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1-Vl.G.IV with 75A-7 Hawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes

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Ground combat at 72,56

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 6546 troops, 72 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 199

Defending force 5287 troops, 31 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 92

Japanese adjusted assault: 72

Allied adjusted defense: 24

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
193 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1501 casualties reported
Squads: 39 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 204 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment

Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Hwaiyin (92,50)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1676 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 73

Defending force 750 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 35

Allied adjusted defense: 7

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Hwaiyin !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
203 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
9th RGC Route Brigade
22nd RGC Temp. Division

Defending units:
Lusu War Area

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Ground combat at Ocean Island (130,130)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 788 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 37

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 37 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ocean Island !!!

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
61st Nav Gd /1

Defending units:
Heron Det.

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/8/2010 3:11:17 PM   
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BC Repulse ate 2 torpedoes and is in Soerabaja with 37 flt dmg, and 20-30 other damage. I'll be evacuated to Perth when CV menace passes (it there will be any ships afloat then, of course!) 

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/8/2010 3:44:24 PM   
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Orders for Dec 29-30:

Centpac & USA:

- 24th and 25th Inf Divs recombined in PH, 25th set unrestricted with paying PPs.

- minor adjustments on air training

- B-17s in Palmyra continue now to Suva

- Cargo TF dispatched to Palmyra, base out of supplies because of B-17 shuttle.

India:

- no changes

Burma:

- changed some unit modes to appropriate.

Malaya:


- set units in Temuloeh to march south, since they are getting outflanked from west.

DEI:

- recombined one BF in Palembag to bigger one.

- I am going to keep PoW TF and Cruiser TF undocked out in Soerabaja and hope they will be able to last the attacks of IJN CV air. If not...

- air transport of Denpassar BF tp Soerabaja started.

Philippines:

- no orders, just cheking units. Main combat will soon commence when IJA enters Clark Field.

Australia, SWPac & SoPac:

- 22nd & 27th AUS brigades unloaded in Perth, set to rail to Sydney, 18th UK Div expected to start unloading in next turn

- 5th AUS Div on it's way to PM, hopefully IJN CVs do not turn NW and catch that TF!

- Cargo TF they sunk last turn managed to unload whopping 2k of supplies to Noumea...have to figure but how to get supplies there.

- cannot contest IJN CVs here, because not having anything to contest with. Low exp Hudsons and A-29 Banshees are only land-based bomber units. Not having single fighter unit there yet.

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/9/2010 8:41:18 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 29, 41
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TF 345 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
E Saga, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
LSD Shinshu Maru, Mine hits 1

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





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Sub attack near Miyake-jima at 111,63

Japanese Ships
xAKL Tohuku Maru, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Tautog, hits 1



xAKL Tohuku Maru is sighted by SS Tautog
SS Tautog attacking xAKL Tohuku Maru on the surface

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Pre-Invasion action off Balikpapan - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

58 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
LSD Shinshu Maru, Shell hits 10, heavy fires
AMC Hokoku Maru

Japanese ground losses:
57 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Balikpapan Base Force firing at LSD Shinshu Maru
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging LSD Shinshu Maru at 7,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging LSD Shinshu Maru at 7,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging LSD Shinshu Maru at 7,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging LSD Shinshu Maru at 7,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging LSD Shinshu Maru at 7,000 yards
LSD Shinshu Maru fired at enemy troops
AMC Hokoku Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

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Invasion Support action off Balikpapan - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

15 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
AMC Hokoku Maru
LSD Shinshu Maru, Shell hits 5, heavy fires



Balikpapan Base Force firing at AMC Hokoku Maru
AMC Hokoku Maru firing at Balikpapan Base Force
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging LSD Shinshu Maru at 8,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging LSD Shinshu Maru at 8,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging LSD Shinshu Maru at 8,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging LSD Shinshu Maru at 8,000 yards

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Submarine attack near Kuroshima at 98,61

Japanese Ships
xAK Mikage Maru, Shell hits 10, on fire

Allied Ships
SS Sculpin, hits 1



xAK Mikage Maru is sighted by SS Sculpin
SS Sculpin attacking on the surface
SS Sculpin low on gun ammo, Chappell, L.H. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

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Afternoon Air attack on Noumea , at 115,160

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
B5N2 Kate x 36
D3A1 Val x 15



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Wawa, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val bombing from 2000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 3000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val bombing from 3000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 4000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 4000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
5 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 3000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 2000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb

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Submarine attack near Aogashima at 109,65

Japanese Ships
xAKL Amakasu Maru, Shell hits 8

Allied Ships
SS Trout, hits 7



xAKL Amakasu Maru is sighted by SS Trout
SS Trout attacking xAKL Amakasu Maru on the surface
Fenno, F.W. decides to submerge SS Trout due to damage

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Ground combat at 88,43

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3203 troops, 28 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 400

Defending force 4792 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 197

Japanese adjusted assault: 21

Allied adjusted defense: 135

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 6

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

Japanese ground losses:
321 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
101st NCPC Route Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
16th RGC Temp. Division
17th RGC Temp. Division
15th RGC Temp. Division

Defending units:
98th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Balikpapan (64,97)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1146 troops, 30 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Defending force 640 troops, 4 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 30



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

Defending units:
2nd Recon Rgt /3

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Ground combat at Sambas (57,88)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1169 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 97

Defending force 557 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 8

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 7

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
4th Engineer Co
I./124th Infantry Battalion
III./124th Infantry Bn /1

Defending units:
Sambas Base Force
106th RN Base Force

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 30, 41

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Submarine attack near Laoag at 81,70

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

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack



SS Skipjack is sighted by xAK Ryuzin Maru
SS Skipjack launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Ryuzin Maru

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Sub attack near Laoag at 78,69

Japanese Ships
xAK Hokumai Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch 5

Allied Ships
SS Seal

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)



SS Seal launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Hokumai Maru
Seal diving deep ....
SC Ch 5 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Afternoon Air attack on Noumea , at 115,160

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 36
D3A1 Val x 15



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Royal T. Frank, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAKL Surigao, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Chevreuil, Bomb hits 1, on fire


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


Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7
Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x D3A1 Val bombing from 4000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 2000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 3000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 4000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at 89,46

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 769 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

Defending force 1662 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
1057 casualties reported
Squads: 47 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
11th RGC Ind. Brigade

Defending units:
69th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at 88,43

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8785 troops, 66 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 384

Defending force 4813 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 200

Japanese adjusted assault: 212

Allied adjusted defense: 431

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

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


Allied ground losses:
271 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
101st NCPC Route Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th RGC Temp. Division
16th RGC Temp. Division
15th RGC Temp. Division

Defending units:
98th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3486 troops, 40 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 114

Defending force 5977 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 107

Japanese adjusted assault: 102

Allied adjusted defense: 83

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
600 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 52 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 39 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps
35th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at Temuloh (50,78)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3732 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Defending force 2136 troops, 40 guns, 30 vehicles, Assault Value = 67

Japanese adjusted assault: 190

Allied adjusted defense: 133

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
214 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
8th Indian Brigade
2nd Argylls Battalion
3rd ISF Base Force
5th Field Regiment

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Ground combat at Sambas (57,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3377 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 121

Defending force 526 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 8

Japanese adjusted assault: 50

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sambas !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

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

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


Allied ground losses:
265 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Assaulting units:
124th Infantry Regiment
4th Engineer Co
1st Sasebo SNLF Coy /5

Defending units:
Sambas Base Force
106th RN Base Force



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Post #: 118
RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/9/2010 9:16:23 PM   
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Not too bad turn, despite IJN CVs still hammering Noumea.

Orders for Dec 31- Feb 1:


CentPac & USA:

- CV Yorktown arrived in SD, air units set to 100% training.

India:

- Calcutta set to draw 20k+ supplies, so 5th Sqd RAF can upgrade and recombine.

Burma:

- not much happening here, units checked.

Malaya:


- fighting withdrawal continues, units in Temuloh will be cut off, but majority of units have gotten south.

- Wirraways in Johore Bahru set to Ground Attack, closest enemy targeted at 6k alt.

DEI:

- PoW TF set to try quick combat dash to Balikpapan, despite air threat.

Philippines:

- 2 Philippino Rgts arriving to Bataan sent to Clark F. to recombine with 2 other Rgts there

- one P-40B air unit without planes disbaded, pilots sent to pool.

- PG Isabel TF and PT-boat TF try another dash to Vigan.

China:

- one more Corps directed to Nanning

- couple of stranded Chinese units in east China set to march towards own lines.

Australia, SWPAc & SoPac:


- empty troop convoy (one that transported 22nd & 27th Aus Brigs), sent to Sydney.

- 18th UK Div unloading in Perth.

- B-17s from Suva continue to Sydney.

- 5 AUS Div will arrive to PM next turn.

- some adjustments with Naval Search for air units.

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RE: Sardaukar's Newbie Tutorial AAR for Newbies (vs. IJ... - 9/9/2010 9:33:56 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 31, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near San Fernando at 80,74, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Akitsui Maru
PB Chohakusan Maru
AMC Kiyosumi Maru
xAK Hiteru Maru
xAK Totori Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Tensin Maru
xAK Ryoka Maru
xAP Kitano Maru
xAP Kongo Maru

Allied Ships
PG Isabel, Shell hits 1

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



Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 96% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
PG Isabel engages xAP Kitano Maru at 9,000 yards
PG Isabel engages xAP Kitano Maru at 9,000 yards
PB Akitsui Maru engages PG Isabel at 9,000 yards
PG Isabel engages xAK Tensin Maru at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru , xAP Kongo Maru , xAP Kitano Maru ,
xAK Ryoka Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Chohakusan Maru
PG Isabel engages xAK Totori Maru at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru , xAP Kongo Maru , xAP Kitano Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Chohakusan Maru
PG Isabel engages xAK Totori Maru at 9,000 yards
PG Isabel engages xAK Hiteru Maru at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru , xAP Kongo Maru , xAP Kitano Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Chohakusan Maru
Range closes to 7,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru , xAP Kongo Maru screened from combat
PB Chohakusan Maru engages PG Isabel at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru , xAP Kongo Maru screened from combat
PB Chohakusan Maru engages PG Isabel at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru , xAP Kongo Maru , xAP Kitano Maru ,
xAK Ryoka Maru , xAK Tensin Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Chohakusan Maru
PB Akitsui Maru engages PG Isabel at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
PB Chohakusan Maru engages PG Isabel at 8,000 yards
PG Isabel engages xAP Kitano Maru at 8,000 yards
PG Isabel engages xAK Hiteru Maru at 8,000 yards
Isaacs T. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 9,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru , xAP Kongo Maru , xAP Kitano Maru ,
xAK Ryoka Maru , xAK Tensin Maru , xAK Totori Maru screened from combat
PB Akitsui Maru engages PG Isabel at 9,000 yards
PB Akitsui Maru engages PG Isabel at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near San Fernando at 80,74, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Akitsui Maru
PB Chohakusan Maru, Shell hits 2
AMC Kiyosumi Maru
xAK Hiteru Maru, Shell hits 3
xAK Totori Maru, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Tensin Maru, Shell hits 7
xAK Ryoka Maru, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1
xAP Kitano Maru, Shell hits 2
xAP Kongo Maru

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-32
PT-33
PT-34
PT-35
PT-41
PT Q-111
PT Q-112, Shell hits 1
PT Q-113
MTB 26

Japanese ground losses:
331 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)



Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 96% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru , xAP Kongo Maru , xAP Kitano Maru ,
xAK Ryoka Maru , xAK Tensin Maru , xAK Totori Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Chohakusan Maru
PB Chohakusan Maru engages PT Q-113 at 10,000 yards
PT-34 engages PB Chohakusan Maru at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
PB Chohakusan Maru engages PT-34 at 8,000 yards
PT Q-112 engages PB Chohakusan Maru at 8,000 yards
PT-34 engages xAK Ryoka Maru at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages xAK Ryoka Maru at 5,000 yards
PB Akitsui Maru engages PT Q-111 at 5,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages PT Q-111 at 5,000 yards
PT-35 engages xAP Kongo Maru at 5,000 yards
PT-34 engages xAP Kongo Maru at 5,000 yards
PT-32 engages xAP Kongo Maru at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
PT-41 engages xAP Kongo Maru at 2,000 yards
PT Q-111 engages xAK Ryoka Maru at 2,000 yards
MTB 26 engages xAP Kitano Maru at 2,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru , xAP Kongo Maru , xAP Kitano Maru ,
xAK Ryoka Maru , xAK Tensin Maru , xAK Totori Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Chohakusan Maru
PB Akitsui Maru engages MTB 26 at 2,000 yards
PB Chohakusan Maru engages PT-35 at 2,000 yards
PT-32 engages PB Chohakusan Maru at 2,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages PB Akitsui Maru at 2,000 yards
PT Q-112 engages xAK Tensin Maru at 2,000 yards
PB Chohakusan Maru engages PT-41 at 2,000 yards
PT-35 engages xAK Ryoka Maru at 2,000 yards
PT Q-111 engages xAK Tensin Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-34 engages xAK Totori Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-35 engages xAK Hiteru Maru at 2,000 yards
MTB 26 engages xAK Totori Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
PT-32 engages PB Chohakusan Maru at 3,000 yards
PT Q-111 engages PB Chohakusan Maru at 3,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages xAP Kongo Maru at 3,000 yards
PT-31 engages xAP Kitano Maru at 3,000 yards
MTB 26 engages xAK Ryoka Maru at 3,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru , xAP Kongo Maru , xAP Kitano Maru ,
xAK Ryoka Maru , xAK Tensin Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Chohakusan Maru
PB Akitsui Maru engages MTB 26 at 3,000 yards
PB Chohakusan Maru engages PT Q-111 at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
PB Akitsui Maru engages PT Q-112 at 2,000 yards
PT Q-111 engages PB Chohakusan Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-41 engages xAK Totori Maru at 2,000 yards
PT Q-112 engages xAP Kitano Maru at 2,000 yards
MTB 26 engages xAK Ryoka Maru at 2,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages xAK Tensin Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-32 engages PB Akitsui Maru at 2,000 yards
MTB 26 engages PB Akitsui Maru at 2,000 yards
PT Q-112 engages xAK Ryoka Maru at 2,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages PT-34 at 2,000 yards
PT-41 engages PB Chohakusan Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-35 engages xAP Kitano Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-34 engages xAK Totori Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-41 engages xAK Tensin Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-32 engages xAP Kitano Maru at 2,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages xAK Hiteru Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
PB Akitsui Maru engages PT Q-113 at 6,000 yards
PT Q-112 engages xAP Kongo Maru at 6,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages xAP Kongo Maru at 6,000 yards
PT-35 engages PB Akitsui Maru at 6,000 yards
PT-35 engages xAK Ryoka Maru at 6,000 yards
PT-32 engages xAK Ryoka Maru at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages xAK Tensin Maru at 9,000 yards
PT-35 engages xAP Kongo Maru at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near San Fernando at 80,74, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 4
xAK Yoneyama Maru

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-32
PT-33
PT-34
PT-35
PT-41
PT Q-111
PT Q-112
PT Q-113
MTB 26



Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 96% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Valdes S. gains tactical advantage
Range closes to 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
MTB 26 engages xAK Yoneyama Maru at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near San Fernando at 80,74, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Nikkai Maru, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Tusima Maru, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-32
PT-33
PT-34
PT-35
PT-41
PT Q-111
PT Q-112
PT Q-113
MTB 26, Shell hits 1



Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 96% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru engages MTB 26 at 10,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru engages PT Q-112 at 10,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru engages PT-41 at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru engages PT-35 at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru engages PT Q-112 at 5,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru engages PT-34 at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru engages MTB 26 at 2,000 yards
PT Q-111 engages xAK Tusima Maru at 2,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru engages PT Q-111 at 2,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru engages PT Q-113 at 2,000 yards
PT Q-112 engages xAK Tusima Maru at 2,000 yards
PT Q-111 engages PB Nikkai Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-41 engages PB Nikkai Maru at 2,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru engages PT-32 at 2,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages PB Nikkai Maru at 2,000 yards
PT Q-112 engages PB Nikkai Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-41 engages PB Nikkai Maru at 2,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru engages PT-31 at 2,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru engages MTB 26 at 2,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru engages MTB 26 at 2,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru engages PT-33 at 2,000 yards
Valdes S. orders Allied TF to disengage
PB Nikkai Maru engages PT-35 at 2,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru engages PT-32 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Ground combat at Iba (78,75)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 13525 troops, 137 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 464

Defending force 3472 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 155

Japanese adjusted assault: 394

Allied adjusted defense: 52

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Iba !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
161 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
3610 casualties reported
Squads: 100 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 240 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 93 (93 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Assaulting units:
48th Division

Defending units:
31st PA Infantry Division
1st PI Base Force

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Ground combat at Nauru Island (127,128)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 604 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 7

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Nauru Island !!!

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



Assaulting units:
61st Nav Gd /2

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Sub attack near Manado at 76,98

Japanese Ships
xAK Kenyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch 25

Allied Ships
SS KVIII



SS KVIII launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kenyo Maru
KVIII diving deep ....
SC Ch 25 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 25 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 25 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 25 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 25 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sambas at 57,88

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 3
Hudson I x 14


Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Midori Maru
xAK Teisen Maru
SC CHa-17
xAK Daigen Maru
xAK Tatumiya Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
3 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

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Ground combat at Malacca (49,81)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 2890 troops, 6 guns, 214 vehicles, Assault Value = 151

Defending force 2185 troops, 14 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 98

Japanese adjusted assault: 442

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 88 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Malacca !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
54 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1661 casualties reported
Squads: 126 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 130 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 22 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 18 (18 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
5th Recon Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
56th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
22nd Indian Brigade

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Ground combat at Lucena (79,79)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 13755 troops, 137 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 462

Defending force 3226 troops, 69 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 143

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 670

Allied adjusted defense: 9

Japanese assault odds: 74 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lucena !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
981 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 49 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2426 casualties reported
Squads: 71 destroyed, 112 disabled
Non Combat: 56 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 26 (26 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
16th Division

Defending units:
51st PA Infantry Division


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Ground combat at Munda (111,134)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 920 troops, 4 guns, 35 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 20

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Munda !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
26th Recon Regiment
2nd JNAF AF Unit

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Ground combat at Balikpapan (64,97)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1164 troops, 30 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Defending force 723 troops, 4 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 37

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



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

Defending units:
2nd Recon Rgt /3


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Ground combat at Tulagi (114,137)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 309 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 2

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tulagi !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: op mode(-), leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
3rd JNAF Coy /1

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