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Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Japanes... - 9/10/2010 11:49:52 PM   
Kitakami

 

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(If the esteemed Nomad and vettim89 wander to this AAR by mistake, may you kindly withdraw from it now)




Greetings all,

Although RL does not allow me to do a more detailed AAR, I will try to make one big post per month at the very least. I know it is not as palatable or as exciting as one post every few days, but I am sure the other three players would raise their complaints if I delayed my turn even more just because I am thinking, writing, and posting an AAR. But I digress... let us begin. Just understand that this AAR will be written from my point of view as the player in charge of logistics so, if it is not too exciting at times, please forgive me.

The scenario is Da Big Babes, 7th December start, non-historical first turn. The Allied team consists of vettim89 and Nomad, both excellent player that are already making us sweat, while the Japanese team consists of guctony and myself (Kitakami). I do not consider myself a great player, but I enjoy the game immensely and will do my best.

Originally, guctony took control of the IJN, while I took control of the IJA. But it was not easy going with my limited time, so we decided for a different split after a few turns: I now control the Home Islands, Korea, Manchuria and China, while my partner controls the rest. I also take care of most of the Empire's logistics so, if we lose because of a lack of war materiel, it will be my fault alone.

Point One:

As Japan, you can win the game by being good at combat but you will definitely loose if you are not extremely good at logistics. So I decided to tighten the belt at the beginning, hoping that we will be better off long-term. That meant doing several things:

1. All To'su hulls either have been converted or soon will be converted to xACMs. This is a one-way conversion, and I do that on purpose. It is the only class that can be converted to ACMs and, with defensive minefields degrading, and new mines being scarce, I do not intend to waste mines. Defensive minefields will play their part defending from invasions later, if I have anything to say.

2. The Ansyu and Kiso hulls have either been converted to PBs, or will be converted soon. The Kujira and Ha'chi hulls have been ordered to ports in the Home Islands, where they will sit until they can be converted to PBs. I will try to make convoy attack as costly as possible for our esteemed opponents.

3. Sub chasers have been grouped and located at strategic points. They will not do much in the beginning but, with luck, they will help the rest of the ASW system.

4. Minekaze, Momi, Wakatake, and Kamikaze hulls will be converted to APDs. 53 cm torpedoes are not the best in the IJN arsenal, so loosing that capability is not a grat loss, but gaining 18-knot escorts (for 18-knot transports) is, in my opinion, great gain. APDs faster than 24 knots will probably be used for fast transport task forces instead of as escorts.

Point Two:

Japan must be as efficient in its refitting as possible. So I will make it a point to send all ships to the yards as soon as refits become available. I know that means not letting my partner play with all the toys all the time, but I believe that it will help preserve those toys so, in the long run, he will get more mileage out of them.
Point Three:

Japanese airframe and engine production is an art form. Especially when losses are high, nothing must be wasted. In this game, it means several things:

1. Production of Ha-32 engines is critical at start. It will take months to ramp it up to the levels needed. Meanwhile, G3M3 Nell (Ha-33 engine) and Ki-48-Ib Lily (Ha-35 engine) will be built. Some people consider building one or both of those airframes a waste of resources, but I disagree. There is not enough production of G4M1 Betty or Ki-21-IIa Sally planes (due to lack of engines) to cover losses, much less to upgrade air units. Thus, the other two models become necessary. After the Ki-49-Ia and the Ki-48-II become available in April of 42, things should become easier. The first model helps because it uses a different engine, and the second one because it is armored.

2. All modern planes in units stationed in Manchukuo and not leaving the theater are replaced by older planes. At least in bombers, that will help cover some of the initial slack.

Point Three:

Japan's chokepoint is not planes as much as trained pilots so, from the beginning, the pilot training program must be, as everything else, as efficient as possible. That means putting a large number of air units on training, and transferring pilots to the reserves. Also, all pilots that reach an experience level of 81 will be sent to TRACOM.


Now, for the happenings of December, 1941:

The Pearl Harbor attack was one of the worst attacks I have ever seen, period. My analysis of the combat reports indicate that we did not sink even one BB. The only bright point of that day is that as far as my analysis of things can show, both the Prince of Wales and the Repulse were sunk on that day. Those two would have been far more dangerous to our operations that all the BBs in Pearl combined.

My partner suggested what he calls the "Mersing Gambit". I had never tried it in the past, so I agreed to it. We decided that doing that on turn one would have been ahistorical, so we settled for a turn 3 (I believe) invasion. This may be a good point to write that my partner is particularly aggressive. If we win, it will be because he cooked up unusually interesting ways to make the Allies' lives miserable.

Allied losses on their retreat from the Philippines were heavy. They included AVD William B. Preston, ASs Otus and Holland, AV Langley, TKs Mobilfuel, Manatawny, Gertrude Kellogg and Mindanao, and a couple of xAPs. The real treat, which occurred on the 23rd, was the bombing and, if I am correct sinking, of CV Lexington. Lady Lex had the misfortune of being found by Kido Butai, and was sent to the bottom along CAs Portland and Astoria. That gives me some respite.

But our aggressiveness had a price. Five troop transports, two mine cruisers, half a dozen subs, over 40 transports and other IJN units are decorating the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. That, in itself, is not that bad. But if you add the fact that Japan lost over 300 planes in the first month, I believe I have reason to worry. Still, it may be because my playing style is much more cautious, but I do think that we can ill afford to maintain that attrition rate.

China has been an interesting theater. I had never seen a brave Sir Robyn in that theater and, personally, I consider it unnecessary, at least in the scope I am seeing. We have lost Ichang, which I vacated, because I have not found a way to hold it yet but besides that, I have picked up several Chinese without damage to their production... which is the one thing I would prefer not to happen as an Allied player. There are two side effects of this. First, supply levels in China are shifting in my favor without much loss and, second, I am conducting operations that may bring some grief to our esteemed opponents. I will not take undue risks, but I think I can make more gains than the Allies would like us to make.

The following are some bases we have taken that may be of interest: Johnston Island, Rabaul, and Hong Kong. Singapore and Clark Field are under attack, and both should fall soon. There are other operations going on as I write this, but I will write about them in my next monthly report. There is something to be said in favor of discretion :)

The one thing that is driving the Japanese side to distraction is the much lowered air support. So much so that we have inadvertently left an airbase without any, just because we are trying to move more to frontline bases. But I am sure that will soon pass, as we get used to checking air and naval support on each and every important stack.

All in all, a very enjoyable game month for me and, hopefully, for the other players too. I wish I could do justice to this AAR but, sadly, I do not have the time.


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Tenno Heika Banzai!

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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 9/11/2010 12:22:34 AM   
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Best of wishes, and best of lucks in your new game, Kitakami.. I´ll follow your AAR closely.
Kind Regards,
Ramón


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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 9/11/2010 12:43:44 AM   
Kitakami

 

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Muchas gracias Ramón! Espero que este AAR te entretenga :)

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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 9/11/2010 3:41:28 AM   
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Great writing Kitakami You leaved few points to mentioned.

First I am very lucky to Have partner Like Kitakami. I feel in some ways we complete our weak attributes. Such as I do play aggrassive and careless He is through and detailed. I am agressive and He is Cautious.

Small things to mention: Early destruction of Allied CV was some luck and a trap. I know the Allied tendency to capture Two IJN AMCs in the south so moved them some where where they would be discovered the crossed my fingers.

We were lucky and we have found it by our patrol subs far away an luckly I plot a good crash course.

Note for Da Big Babe. Someting is different in land war model. I feel it is more costy to attack to protected places.

Our Clark field and Hong kong attack took more then it should. And Singapure river crossing cost very large attrition penalty

Which meaned Mersing Gambit could not be put in to good use. Also we had to decide with my Partner to divide forces as it is now. Because I discovered that Any agrassive player needs both IJA and IJN to be agressive. If they did not compete with each other They quite complete each others week sides.

Thats all can write now.

Any questions!





< Message edited by guctony -- 9/11/2010 3:43:31 AM >


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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 9/27/2010 9:52:43 PM   
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I find myself though chance or mishap in command of considerable Japanese forces in early Janaury 1942. The previous commander has laid the foundations for a considerable empire, but there is much work to be done. Despite promising myself some more "family" time i once again am drawn into another conflict.

Situtational Overview:

The Japanese have just taken Nadi in Fiji and are at the door of Suva. A number of bases towards Rabual have been captured (Lunga, Lugainville) but the area is not secure. Port Moresby is in Japanese hands. Heading westward, we have a few bases in the DEI around Ambon, but not Ambon itself. We have most of Malaya, but not the Jewel that is Singapore. Manilla is ours but not Bataan where a considerable allied force is trapped.

Assessment:
Good progress but infrastructure is lacking. We must consolidate and take the bases within our sphere. We must build our bases up. Our support is out of position to allow this.


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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 9/27/2010 10:12:13 PM   
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So here is a turn Summary for 11/01/42
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Night Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 9 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
19 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allies seem to have concentrated their ground forces at Palembang. They have surrendered the air for the moment after a couple of sweeps. There a a few ships in the harbour so hopefully this will spook them out into the arms of the waiting netties.
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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 21



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet

Singapore air is totally Japanese

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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 18
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged


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


Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Bataan air is totally Japanese!

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Pago Pago at 148,161

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
B5N2 Kate x 39
D3A1 Val x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Steel Trader, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AP Barnett, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAK J.L. Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Steel Seafarer, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Julia Luckenbach, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Steel Voyager, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Half the KB finds some ships in Pago Pago. The place looks pretty undefended.

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Ground combat at Suva (132,160)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14523 troops, 121 guns, 110 vehicles, Assault Value = 482

Defending force 6679 troops, 114 guns, 58 vehicles, Assault Value = 108

Japanese adjusted assault: 224

Allied adjusted defense: 141

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1030 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 67 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 52 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled


Allied ground losses:
857 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 46 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 71 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Not a bad first attack. don't expect Suva to last too long.
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Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3775 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 126

Defending force 777 troops, 1 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 57

Allied adjusted defense: 9

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Guam !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
525 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 53 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

better late than never

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Ok lets talk about Singapore. Yes a Japanese cruiser force visited the place ( last turn), no - none survived and no - i didn't mean to send them there. It is bad enough to lose ships stupidly on your own. When you have a partner it is even worse. The only good that can come out of this is if our opponents underestimate the Japanese as a result :) Nevermind - the war continues.

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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 9/28/2010 9:09:29 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 11, 42
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Night Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 18


Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 10 damaged


Night raid on Palembang met by cap. Will try a night sweep with Zero's


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Night Air attack on Johore Bahru , at 50,83

Weather in hex: Overcast

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground




Runway hits 4

Zero's will be on CAP tommorow night...


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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 29



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
29 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

no resistance at Palembang at the moment

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Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 23
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21
Ki-27b Nate x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 41



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged


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


Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 12
Runway hits 60

We continue to hit the airfield at Bataan. Troops are marching in but will take a couple of days. I am slightly hopeful that we will be able to take Bataan quickly due to a number of Phillipine divisions being lost in Manilla. If not then i will seige and move the troops onward.


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Ground combat at Suva (132,160)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 13653 troops, 121 guns, 110 vehicles, Assault Value = 427

Defending force 6005 troops, 114 guns, 56 vehicles, Assault Value = 76

Japanese adjusted assault: 253

Allied adjusted defense: 71

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
749 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 29 (5 destroyed, 24 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
422 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

another shock attack to follow and i'm hopeful of capturing Suva this turn.

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Thems the highlights of the turn. Nothing special but progress is being made.

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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 9/28/2010 9:30:03 PM   
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This is the situation. Whilst i have circled the areas i want to consolidate/capture next, considerable efforts are also going into the capture of Singapore, Bataan and from there the DEI. This is pretty standard stuff. Burma is a bit of an unknown at the moment, but we shall move into there in force soon. With 30+ units in Palembang that could be quite a fight. Singapore first tho, which we have 4 divisions earmarked for. Afterwards we will need troops from Philipines and Malaya to take Palembang and move into Burma. The precise disposition will depend on events...




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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 9/29/2010 9:07:42 PM   
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Significant event for 12th January 1942 - Japanese Capture Suva, all allied units therin surrender
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Ground combat at Suva (132,160)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 13199 troops, 121 guns, 106 vehicles, Assault Value = 402

Defending force 5348 troops, 114 guns, 55 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Japanese adjusted assault: 329

Allied adjusted defense: 85

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Suva !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

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

Japanese ground losses:
411 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 32 (25 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
6552 casualties reported
Squads: 132 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 484 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 39 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 136 (136 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 66 (66 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 9


Assaulting units:
8th Tank Regiment
146th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
Miura Det
III/66th Naval Guard Unit
16th Army
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
29th NZ Battalion
34th NZ Battalion
148th Field Artillery Battalion
147th Field Artillery Battalion
260th Field Artillery Battalion
27th Base Group
131st Field Artillery Battalion
5th Base Group
1st RNZAF Base Force
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We will now move to Capture the rest of the Island group in short order. Pago Pago will be the prioritory whilst the other islands will be captured with small island hopping forces. Air units are moved down to the area to provide cover. The half KB remains off Pago Pago to intercept reinforcements. Half KB appears to be unspotted.


Otherwise my esteemed Comrade in Arms has a major Victory in China:
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Ground combat at 86,49

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20239 troops, 126 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 632

Defending force 14018 troops, 71 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 350

Japanese adjusted assault: 592

Allied adjusted defense: 165

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
197 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
5942 casualties reported
Squads: 101 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 194 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
14th Ind.Mixed Brigade
20th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
7th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
21st Group Army
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more victories to follow...


We also move air units into the DEI ne Ambon to interdict allied shipping. We anticipate an increase in the Capture of all those small bases/dot bases. This is a pain but needs to be done.




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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 10/1/2010 2:54:23 PM   
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13th Jan - Quiet, Allies bombarded Japanese base next to Singapore. Lost a few fighters. Next time it shows up that allied surface force is going to get a warm welcome. We're extending search coverage to spot it and will have heavy surface force led by a BB to take it out.

Invasion force sets sail to Pago Pago from Suva, not expecting much trouble there.

base building is a real challenge, but we are organising as fast as we can.

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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 10/2/2010 10:59:50 AM   
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Still pretty quiet although events are in motion. Troops about to enter Bataan and Singapore.


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Morning Air attack on Johnston Island , at 164,112

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 11


No Allied losses



Runway hits 8

We have 5 units overstacked and out of supply here. Fragments have been rescued whilst we decide what to do. This is (currently) too far outside our sphere of operations to keep in supply.



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Afternoon Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Muntok at 49,89

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
G3M2 Nell x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MMS-93, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk


First thing the've hit since sinking Force Z!!!! The netties had a coupe of days worth of shots at the allied cruiser fleet a week ago and nada



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Ground combat at 90,32

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 23471 troops, 184 guns, 362 vehicles, Assault Value = 807

Defending force 5928 troops, 84 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 126

Japanese adjusted assault: 616

Allied adjusted defense: 21

Japanese assault odds: 29 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
330 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 53 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
4508 casualties reported
Squads: 114 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 99 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Destroy as many CHinese as you can whilst they're inexperienced :)


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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2171 troops, 214 guns, 59 vehicles, Assault Value = 1050

Defending force 27807 troops, 381 guns, 141 vehicles, Assault Value = 406

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


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


Assaulting units:
114th Infantry Regiment
23rd Ind Engineer Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
15th Ind Engineer Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
5th Division
4th Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
II./124th Infantry Battalion
III./124th Infantry Battalion
21st Fld AA Gun Co
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
26th Fld AA Gun Co
1st RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
35th Field AA Battalion
25th Army
35th Fld AA Gun Co
34th Field AA Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /2

Defending units:
1st Malay Battalion
2nd Loyal Battalion
2/17 Dogra Battalion
1st Manchester Battalion
2nd Malay Battalion
2nd Gordons Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
Singapore Fortress
27th Australian Brigade
11th Indian Div /1
AHQ Far East
29 Battery/3 HAA
III Indian Corps
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
Malayan Air Wing
223 Group RAF
Singapore Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
Malaya Army
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment


Bomabrding is a dangerous and probably pointless excercise. I hope that its causing some disruption and using their supplies up quicker
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Ground combat at Jolo (74,90)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2416 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 70

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 37

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Jolo !!!

better late than never.


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We're building up Kendari to support operations in the area.

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Situation near Singapore. This turn i finally managed to launch a port attack at Palembang and hit various small mine layers.




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Pretty decent turn:


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 17, 42
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Invasion Support action off Pago Pago - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

52 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Haruna Maru
xAP Hakone Maru, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Yoshino Maru
DD Asagao

Japanese ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



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

16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Oi, Shell hits 1
xAP Teikyo Maru



Invasion of Pago Pago proceeds. 2 task forces each with a Regiment unloaded. Should have merged them into one. I know that it should have been 1 task force, but i used the pick up unit command back at Savu, so 2 units = 2 task forces and it never occured to me to merge them. daft i know but selective blindness when situations alter slightly outside your usual parameters
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Night Naval bombardment of Tongatapu at 138,168

Allied Ships
CA Canberra
CL Marblehead



Port hits 6
Port supply hits 2

CA Canberra firing at Tongatapu
CL Marblehead firing at Tongatapu

Allies try a raid. Ive been expected one and don't let my amphib groups hang around unless they've got an escort. I also try and randomise their targets and rhythm a bit so its harder to predict where they will be. Anyways allies missed.

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Invasion Support action off Pago Pago
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Yoshino Maru
DD Asagao



40mm M1 Bofors battery firing at xAP Yoshino Maru
5in CD Gun battery firing at xAP Yoshino Maru
6in CD Gun battery firing at xAP Yoshino Maru


lost a couple of xAPs to the two marine CD units. Still my two regiments will have their revenge

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
G3M2 Nell x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
CM Krakatau, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CM Prins van Oranje, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CM Rigel, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk




Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CM Krakatau


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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
G4M1 Betty x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged



Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (16 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Raid is overhead

Training flight from No.67 Sqn RAF has been caught up in attack

ouch

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 67946 troops, 756 guns, 433 vehicles, Assault Value = 1939

Defending force 27937 troops, 386 guns, 141 vehicles, Assault Value = 419

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 1025

Allied adjusted defense: 645

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
2713 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 156 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 208 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 47 disabled
Vehicles lost 42 (2 destroyed, 40 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2252 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 104 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 199 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Vehicles lost 32 (2 destroyed, 30 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

pretty decent first round. follow up attack ordered. whatever happens i don't think Singapore will last long

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Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 46609 troops, 534 guns, 115 vehicles, Assault Value = 1559

Defending force 39467 troops, 677 guns, 274 vehicles, Assault Value = 852

Japanese ground losses:
273 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


bombard ftw.....

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Ground combat at Pago Pago (148,161)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5888 troops, 54 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 230

Defending force 2896 troops, 69 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 36

Japanese adjusted assault: 181

Allied adjusted defense: 73

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
259 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Marine Defense Battalion
104th USN Stn Base Force
7th Marine Defense Battalion

I think Pago Pago will fall pretty soon. Which is good as i don't have a lot of suply there right now.


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It looks like Ambon is pretty empty. In fact most of the DEI looks empty, except Palembang which has 49 units in it. i suspect a stand there :))).

If i just enter Palembang and don't attack (Seige) do the oil/refinery centers take damage? I mean its not like the fuel will go anywhere. Starve em for a month then see if theres any fight left!??? If it is a single centre stand the rest of the DEI will fall pdq.

I must also locate the air units. i strongly believe they are training for anti naval combat, but it would be useful to find where all those bombers are right now. There is no allied air search at or near Ambon. Maybe speed this operation up. (regiment en-route to Ambon already)

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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 10/5/2010 8:16:13 PM   
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Decent turn. Attack at Singapore went well taking down another level of forts (2:1 i think). Units have high fatigue so will be rested for a day or two and then it should fall. Attack at Pago Pago, took down forts as well - i have low fatigue here so will shock attack and hopefully take it. Lost a couple more damaged xAP's from this attack going home.
Attack at Bataan was 1:3 but about even in losses. I think i'll withdraw a couple of divisins and lets the allies starve here.

I'm looking to up the tempo a bit in the Ambon region as it looks deserted. Have a cruiser force and light carrier force covering operations. No allied air search tho as i'm unspotted. lack of air search is telling i think.

I think i'll have 5 divisions for Palembang. I'm starting to recon Java to see how complete the pull out is. I did find some allied fighters and ships at Oosthaven (some betties got mauled- have reduced the range they will attack at)... maybe everything is heading to Palembang???




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What happened with the IJN cruisers at Singapore?

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They Sunk

A command mistake, they were supposed to go to Mersing, but i think they got orders to somewhere else that routed them through Singapore. I know they weren't sent to Singapore purposely

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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 10/6/2010 9:49:00 PM   
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The War Machine rolls on. No sign of real allied resistance yet. I'm sure they're doing realy important stuff like shipping chocolate to Christmas Island but apart from the Palembang mob, not much atm


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 19, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Sorong at 82,107, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Kumano
CL Tama
CL Kiso
DD Hagikaze
DD Michishio
DD Arashio
DD Natsugumo
DD Inazuma
DD Asagiri
DD Yugiri

Allied Ships
TM-13
TM-14, Shell hits 1, and is sunk





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Night Time Surface Combat, near Ambon at 76,109, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Kumano
CL Tama
CL Kiso
DD Hagikaze
DD Michishio
DD Arashio
DD Natsugumo
DD Inazuma
DD Asagiri
DD Yugiri

Allied Ships
TM-10
TM-11, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
TM-12, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


woot!!

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Sub attack near Obi at 76,105

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

Allied Ships
SS KVIII



SS KVIII launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kiyozumi Maru
Sub escapes detection


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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 8
Hurricane IIa Trop x 8
Hurricane IIb Trop x 22
CW-21B Demon x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 39



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 7
Hurricane IIa Trop x 8
Hurricane IIb Trop x 19
CW-21B Demon x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
CW-21B Demon: 1 destroyed

According to Intel, we actally did pretty ok in these fights

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 17



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet

This turn Oscars will be LRCAPing a BB fleet nr Singers in the hope of trapping some allied bombers

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 5
Hurricane IIa Trop x 4
Hurricane IIb Trop x 5
CW-21B Demon x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed




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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 4
Hurricane IIa Trop x 4
Hurricane IIb Trop x 3
CW-21B Demon x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on 83rd Chinese Corps, at 90,39

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 78



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged


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

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Morning Air attack on 35th Chinese Corps, at 90,37

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 82



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 2 damaged


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


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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 26
Ki-27b Nate x 23
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 41



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 25


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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 23



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 3 damaged


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


Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 8


i'm hoping that airbase supply hits decrease the allies supplies more than just bombing the troops
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Morning Air attack on Singapore Fortress, at 50,84 (Singapore)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 16
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 55
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 17
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 22
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 30



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 22 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed, 17 damaged


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


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Morning Air attack on 65th Chinese Corps, at 80,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 43



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 7 damaged


Allied ground losses:
212 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



decent hit in the open
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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 3
Hurricane IIa Trop x 4
Hurricane IIb Trop x 2
CW-21B Demon x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 destroyed, 4 damaged

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



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

escorts failed to link up :(
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Djemadja at 53,83

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4



Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAP Hakozaki Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 8000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Billiton at 52,91

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 1
Hurricane IIb Trop x 3
B-339D x 3
CW-22 Falcon x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Akita Maru


this ships captain was ordered to sail towards Batavia until attacked by allied air :)

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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 17, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch 18

Allied Ships
SS KXV




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Pre-Invasion action off Wake Island

26 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
APD Hagi, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
E Yomogi
E Tsuta
AMC Hokoku Maru

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


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Amphibious Assault at Wake Island

TF 62 troops unloading over beach at Wake Island, 136,98



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Ground combat at 89,31

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 23224 troops, 184 guns, 362 vehicles, Assault Value = 786

Defending force 1946 troops, 81 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Japanese adjusted assault: 924

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 924 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
1487 casualties reported
Squads: 49 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 59 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 21 (21 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

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Ground combat at 83,52

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 54718 troops, 570 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 1628

Defending force 13068 troops, 81 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 318

Japanese adjusted assault: 1369

Allied adjusted defense: 115

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
297 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
5219 casualties reported
Squads: 279 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 156 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!
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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3675 troops, 315 guns, 135 vehicles, Assault Value = 1696

Defending force 24116 troops, 388 guns, 139 vehicles, Assault Value = 281

Japanese ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
46 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)

We're going in thhis turn....

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Ground combat at Pago Pago (148,161)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5497 troops, 53 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 201

Defending force 2567 troops, 70 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Japanese adjusted assault: 204

Allied adjusted defense: 75

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
254 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
88 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Marine Defense Battalion
104th USN Stn Base Force
7th Marine Defense Battalion


almost... hopefully another shock attack will do it
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Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 738 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

Defending force 3744 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 124



Assaulting units:
141st USN Stn Base Force
Wake (Det.) Defense Battalion

Defending units:
90th Infantry Rgt /2

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Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3744 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 124

Defending force 1656 troops, 22 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

Japanese adjusted assault: 70

Allied adjusted defense: 15

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wake Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
225 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
843 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 85 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 31 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 31 (31 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Assaulting units:
90th Infantry Rgt /2

Defending units:
141st USN Stn Base Force
Wake (Det.) Defense Battalion


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Ground combat at Port Blair (46,58)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 79 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

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 Port Blair !!!

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



Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1


Port Blair - undefended! Wonder where they went!






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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 10/7/2010 8:31:38 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 20, 42

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 63652 troops, 755 guns, 426 vehicles, Assault Value = 1745

Defending force 23802 troops, 390 guns, 139 vehicles, Assault Value = 274

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 828

Allied adjusted defense: 375

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Singapore !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1022 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 91 disabled
Non Combat: 24 destroyed, 76 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 29 (13 destroyed, 16 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
30058 casualties reported
Squads: 682 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2220 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 77 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 281 (281 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 142 (142 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 18


Assaulting units:
22nd Recon Regiment
II./124th Infantry Battalion
5th Division
41st Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
23rd Ind Engineer Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
1st Tank Regiment
4th Ind Engineer Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
15th Ind Engineer Regiment
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
38th Division
III./124th Infantry Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
26th Fld AA Gun Co
35th JAAF AF Bn
1st RF Gun Battalion
302nd Ship Eng Coy
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
35th Fld AA Gun Co
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
25th Army
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
35th Field AA Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Fleet
84th JAAF AF Bn
Southern Army
202nd Ship Eng Coy
2nd Mortar Battalion
21st Fld AA Gun Co
15th Army
34th Field AA Battalion
20th AA Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
97th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
1st Manchester Battalion
Singapore Fortress
2nd Gordons Battalion
2nd Loyal Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
1st Malay Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
2/17 Dogra Battalion
11th Indian Div /1
29 Battery/3 HAA
Malaya Army
AHQ Far East
Singapore Base Force
III Indian Corps
Malayan Air Wing
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Pago Pago (148,161)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5239 troops, 53 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 170

Defending force 2447 troops, 70 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Japanese adjusted assault: 126

Allied adjusted defense: 29

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Pago Pago !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
539 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2341 casualties reported
Squads: 39 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 99 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 98 (98 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (21 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 3


Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
104th USN Stn Base Force
2nd Marine Defense Battalion
7th Marine Defense Battalion
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Fuel is low in the Fiji region

Miscellaneous Islands continue to fall

Prep starts for Palembang - 4 divisions from Singapore assigned so far. Still need to work out best way to take this without wrecking the oil and refineries there. Wonder what the allied AV is.

Division preps for Noumea

Semi KB and Transports head for Johnson Island. Hopeful to catch Allied bombardent fleet that visits every now and then. Hopefully i'll get the timing right. We have 4 useful units out of supply and not doing much here.

Convoy arrives at Lungaville to begin base build up.

Need to decide approach after capture of these areas - predicted for taking a month - 2 months depending on Palembang. Don't really want to expand a whole lot more but don't want to hand initiative over to allies that early in the war.

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Post #: 18
RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 10/9/2010 8:57:23 PM   
PresterJohn


Posts: 353
Joined: 8/11/2009
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Busy getting ready for a couple of weeks in Lanzarotte! Next update will be when i get back. Unedited combat report follows :(

highlight is we invaded Ambon and hit an allied cruiser force in S.Pac. Allies like to bombard the hapless Japanese so i positioned
demi KB to take them out. Yes it was planned :) No i didn't do the damage i hoped!!!! Predictability kills. Thats why my small invasion forces are pretty chaotic!


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 22, 42
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Amphibious Assault at Sandakan

TF 9 troops unloading over beach at Sandakan, 70,88

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of 15th Nav Gd /1
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of 15th Nav Gd /1


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Pre-Invasion action off Ambon

15 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Husimi Maru, Shell hits 1
DMS W-6
DMS W-5
DMS W-3
AMC Kinryu Maru

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



150mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Husimi Maru at 10,000 yards
DMS W-5 firing to suppress enemy battery at 10,000 yards
DMS W-6 fired at enemy guns
DMS W-5 fired at enemy guns
DMS W-3 fired at enemy guns
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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Amphibious Assault at Ambon

TF 14 troops unloading over beach at Ambon, 76,109

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



20 troops of a IJA Hy Inf Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 2nd Formosa Inf. Rgt /2
15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 2nd Formosa Inf. Rgt /3


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Amphibious Assault at Niue

TF 277 troops unloading over beach at Niue, 146,168





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

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
AMC Kinryu Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire



4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at AMC Kinryu Maru
AMC Kinryu Maru firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion


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ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73

Japanese Ships
PB Hakkaisan Maru
PB Shosei Maru
PB Nanpo Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXV



SS KXV is located by PB Hakkaisan Maru
PB Shosei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nanpo Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Shosei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shosei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shosei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shosei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shosei Maru attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
22 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,81

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on 83rd Chinese Corps, at 90,39

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 56



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 35th Chinese Corps, at 90,37

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 107



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 2 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 100 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 100 kg GP Bomb
36 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 100 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd Prov Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 13th Group Army ...
Also attacking 35th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd Prov Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 35th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd Prov Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 13th Group Army ...
Also attacking 35th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd Prov Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 13th Group Army ...
Also attacking 35th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd Prov Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 13th Group Army ...
Also attacking 35th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd Prov Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 35th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd Prov Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 35th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd Prov Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 13th Group Army ...


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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 26
Ki-27b Nate x 18
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 30



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Manila Bay Defenses ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Regiment ...
Also attacking Bataan ...
Also attacking Manila Bay Defenses ...
Also attacking Bataan ...
Also attacking Manila Bay Defenses ...
Also attacking Bataan ...
Also attacking Manila Bay Defenses ...
Also attacking Bataan ...
Also attacking Manila Bay Defenses ...


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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 23
Ki-27b Nate x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 15



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged


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


Airbase hits 9
Runway hits 29

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,81

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 9
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 34
Ki-27b Nate x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 11 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 10 damaged


Allied ground losses:
292 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 1000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 1000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 1000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 78th Chinese Corps, at 83,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9
Ki-27b Nate x 30



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 72nd Chinese Corps, at 82,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 28



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 7 damaged


Allied ground losses:
122 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 72nd Chinese Corps, at 82,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 13



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 75,60

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 7



No Japanese losses



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



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Morning Air attack on 81st Chinese Corps, at 88,31

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 11th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 81st Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,81

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 3



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


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


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



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Morning Air attack on 65th Chinese Corps, at 80,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
7 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
7 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,81

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged


Allied ground losses:
48 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 83rd Chinese Corps, at 90,39

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 19



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAP Suwa Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Shoho-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAP Husimi Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
Shoho-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Eua at 138,177

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
B5N2 Kate x 37
D3A1 Val x 46



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Canberra, Bomb hits 4, on fire
DD Stewart, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Parrott



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
14 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
14 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAP Husimi Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Shoho-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Invasion Support action off Ambon
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Hikawa Maru, Shell hits 2
DMS W-5
DMS W-3
AMC Kinryu Maru



150mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Hikawa Maru at 9,000 yards
DMS W-3 firing to suppress enemy battery at 9,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Taliaboe

TF 57 troops unloading over beach at Taliaboe, 73,104





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Amphibious Assault at Buka

TF 193 troops unloading over beach at Buka, 109,128





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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 54670 troops, 570 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 1630

Defending force 52779 troops, 258 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1017

Japanese ground losses:
161 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


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

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


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Ground combat at 88,41

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 19520 troops, 140 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 609

Defending force 5412 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 151

Japanese adjusted assault: 538

Allied adjusted defense: 133

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
603 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1854 casualties reported
Squads: 52 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 91 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 7 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
110th Division
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
34th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Tassafaronga (113,137)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1935 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 15

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tassafaronga !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
Maizuru 1st SNLF


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Ground combat at Taytay (75,82)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 759 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 8

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Taytay !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF


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Ground combat at Iloilo (79,84)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3547 troops, 52 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 113

Defending force 303 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Allied adjusted assault: 112

Japanese adjusted defense: 2

Allied assault odds: 56 to 1

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

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



Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
61st PA Infantry Division

Defending units:
Sasebo 1st SNLF /1


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 576 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 51

Defending force 3743 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 124



Assaulting units:
Molukken Garrison Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion

Defending units:
2nd Formosa Inf. Rgt /1



(in reply to Kitakami)
Post #: 19
RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 10/26/2010 9:02:24 PM   
PresterJohn


Posts: 353
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Been away for a little while on the family holiday. A few turns have passed so i'll so a quick update on what happened.....

not much, allied cruisers bumped into some Japanese carriers near Johnson Island after bombarding the aforementioned island, inconclusive naval engagement followed by Japanese air strikes in the air phase. Overall Sunk ?1 CA ?1CL a DD or two and about 4 DM's. Japanese carriers withdrawing due to lack of torpedoes and partial evacuation of Johnson island begun (too many units there for no purpose)

Fiji group is almost completely taken

Bataan is under seige

Plans for Palembang are underway. I think i'll have a landing at Oosthaven - about 5 full division which will move to Palembang. As it looks like just about everything is in Palembang rest of DEI will be taken over next month without too much trouble. Prep for Oosthaven is underway, minesweepers on way to Merak. BIt of a risk but maybe i'll see what naval assets the allies have lurking around. Japanese carriers are en-route but a little way off (well not even a Truk yet).

In S Pac i will raid with carriers towards New Zealand and then withdraw the carriers to form up full KB again.

(in reply to PresterJohn)
Post #: 20
RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 10/27/2010 8:16:49 PM   
PresterJohn


Posts: 353
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Jan 28th 1942

Not the best of turns as 4 DMS sent towards Merak arrive on the scene the turn the allies activate their air attacks and are sunk. Also whilst i thought Djambi had been reconned and was empty, an air assault here ran into 4 allied ground units. I am quandried about Palembang. The allies have quite a few of the nasty Swordfish and Wildebeats stockpiled. The allies have withdrawn their bombers from Palembang apparently after succesful night attacks on the airbase.

Thinking through again three options

1) Land in Palembang
2) Oosthaven - need to clear Merak of mines first - also open to air attack
3) Tandjo... - would take over a month to walk down but relatively safe landing spot

It will take a few days to get the neccessary transports in place and for carrier support to arrive. In the meantime i will attrit the allied air force and look for the bomber base to pound into the ground. No final decsion has been made.






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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 11/5/2010 1:19:55 AM   
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A few days have passed. I'll try to do a more detailed report next turn but the higlights have been:

- Auckland was port attacked for 3 consecutive turns by 3 fleet carriers. A substantial allied surface fleet was cowering in the harbour. Bombs were reported hitting numerous carriers, oops sorry got all Tokyo Rose there... but 3-4 allied heavy cruisers and 2-3 Light cruisers took bomb hits. Hopefully takes them out of the battle for a few months. Submarines on the way to catch them if they move out of harbour. The carriers are returning to Fiji and then will head towards Truk and eventually rejoin the rest of the KB.

- Sumatra... allied air force here reaches 150 fighters and 100 bombers between Palembang and Oosthaven. Both these locations have large numbers of allied units. Japanese air drop at Benkoelen is rebuffed but Padang is captured. Japanese troops sent around the island of Sumatra to land at Benkoelen. Diversionary forces sent towards Palembang. Japanese air units (Oscars) sent to Padang to cover ampib fleet and carrier forces/surface forces in place as well.

- Sweeps of Palembang have prooved ineffectual. This may be down to range and height, but whatever the reason we will not gain air superioritory over Palembang by sweeping. We are moving small empty transport fleets with air cover near to Palembang to provoke allied air attacks and engage on better terms for the Japanese. Not been succesful in evoking a response so far.

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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 11/5/2010 8:19:20 PM   
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Bad news of the day, an allied sub puts three torps into Chiyoda in the DEI. Highly likely it will sink which is not good.

Invasion of Sumatra. With Padang taken the first division arrives but doesn't start unloading. A small CVL fleet is covering and a surface force is covering the landing. Padang has an airfield so Oscars are in theatre to provide air cover. I think this is outside allied fighter range so am not too worried about the arial threat. An allied surface force is a much bigger threat, especially if the RN turns up en masse. Still 3 fleet carriers are in the DEI near Ambon so should be at Sumatra soon. Also Japanese air search is active and nothing spotted yet.

Diversionary landing craft (empty) have entered Palembang Harbour and should continue to distract allied air units. An empty tranpsort fleet at Sinkep should also divert allied air.

Efforts have been made to make the allies believe that Benkoelen is a target and may further distract or dilute any allied response to the landings about to take place at Padang.

If we can get 4+ divisions ashore at Padang it will take a couple of weeks to reach Palembang, but we may detour to other places first. The strategy is not to allow the allies the chance to really use their air. Invasions in Java and the rest of the DEI should deny alternative airbases for the allies.





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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 11/6/2010 6:59:56 PM   
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next day...


focus remains at Padang. Half a Japanese division disembarks, light carriers remain nearby... and spot a couple of allied surface fleets heading towards the invasion zone. One fleet contains approx 6 ships, including at least 2 CL's - one of which is hit by 2 torps from Kates. The other surface fleet appears to be 2 CA's, which are both missed by Kate torps. Covering Padang we have a small fleet of a BB and 4 escorts. Probably just enough. A larger fleet with a BB, CA and escorts is moving at flank speed to Padanag and should get there in the day. I'm expecting the 2 allied naval fleets to raid Padang. the surface fleet should see them off. Multiple transport fleets are inbound to Padang. This could go very badly if something has been missed or we get unlucky. At least the follow up transports are unspotted as yet. Oscars at Padang should nullify significant threat from the air.

Maybe the allies will back off, i wouldn't...!

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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 11/7/2010 7:55:11 PM   
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Not such a good turn. As predicted the allies throw the 2 cruiser task forces at Padang. The Exeter and Glasgow ( + 2DDs) run into a Japanese CL and DD force a couple of times, the Japanese coming off worse, The cruiser then enter Padang and ecounter ?Kirishima and exorts which drives them off. The other allied force is 5 CL's and enters Padang encountering the beat up Japanese CL and DD. Thats it for the night, during the day naval phase a Japanese transport fleet encounters the allied 5 CL fleet and losses 9 loaded transports - about a divisions worth of troops. A couple more transports will be lost. The transports were carrying 2 full Japanese divisions. Other transports fleets with support troops are spared. The Japanese BB fleet from the north sweeps down and encounters the Exeter and Glasgow - sinking them both.


Losses
Japanese
CL
DD
9-14 transports (xAP and AMC, mostly smaller xAP)
? 1 divisions worth of troops

Allied
CA
CL


Japan hold the field and whilst a tactical loss if we get the troops unloaded it the beginning of the end for Sumatra. Let Palembang pump oil and fuel for a while... its not going anywhere.

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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 11/8/2010 7:56:29 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 09, 42

Quiet turn. Troops unload at Padang. Allied night attacks hit a couple of transports  in Singapore - will put some fighters on night patrol. Transports ready to invade Java. Intilligence estimates small chance of allied Naval interference here but have a number of fleet carriers in vicinity if they try.

Spotted large 16,000 men unit - british - near Palembang. Its going to be a long fight for that place. Still if i'm not mistaken fuel and oil will continue to be produced there and just stockpile up - until we enter the city? May well end up taking our time over it, i'd like to send a commando unit in to see what exactly is there. At least now Sumatra should be isolated completely

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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 11/10/2010 12:02:30 AM   
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10th Feb


Another quiet turn. The Battleship Haruna is hit by a torp from an alled submarine. It does 6 float damage. Allied bombers attack Singapore and hit some more ships. An administrative error meant that the fighters didn't recieve their order to patrol at night. The adminstrative department involved are digging latrines now.

Invasion of Java begins at the Southern Tip, covered by half the KB.

Units begin the move out of Padang. My estimate of 1 lost division looks about right. bah humbug. Maybe 14 transport ship lost in total (has some more sinkings from fire/damage), about half of them good ones.

Units in Fiji area are beggining to move to their defensive positions and contruction units put in place to build the airebases needed.

Probing attack at Battan ordered.

So where next? Sumtra may take a little time but otherwise everything is well. The allies have pulled back or concentrated in Sumatra so in a month or so the Japanese will be ready for their next assault. Where should this be? Frankly i think we have the defensive perimeter we need so future operations should be to seriously hamper the allied ability to counterstike. Ideally a carrier victory would achieve this. Maybe Columbo would force the RN to come out to play. Lots of BB's and some carriers to sink there and it would restrict the RN. Otherwise push the yanks in the S. Pac :)

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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 11/10/2010 7:07:23 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 11, 42

The High Point:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Siberoet at 37,83

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 10 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Ceres, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CA Cornwall
CL Capetown, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Stronghold
DD Vendetta
CL Caledon

Allied fleet approaches Padang and is given a hot welcome. Allied fleet is positioned to conduct a raid on the port (8 hexes away). The Japanese have a Battleshp fleet in the port so i'm not that worried. I think these are RN assets from India. Fast ones. This means that slower ones (Carriers and Battleships) may also be approaching. The light cariers are ordered south to avoid any heavy RN elements and from the south 3 Japanese fleet carriers steam north. If the RN is on the way i may just catch them nicely. I don';t think the RN carrier fleet can stand against 3 CV and 2 CVL of the Japanese.

2 torps should sink a CL

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The low point:

Morning Air attack on Singkep , at 49,87

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
Ki-27b Nate x 9
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 17
Hurricane IIb Trop x 18
B-339D x 29


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
Ki-27b Nate: 3 destroyed
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed

Allies sweep Sinkep which had Oscars on the airfield and LRCAP from Singapore. Over the day losses are 2:1 or better in the allied favour. This was the worst result of the day. The large concentration of allied fighters in Palembang is a real problem. Japanese sweeps over Palembang result in 2:1 in the allied favour, and as seen above the allies can sweep the nearest Japanese base with similar results. Sweeps are limited to the second best Man band, which is 20K mostly, CAPS are not.

I think this vindicates the decision not to invade Palembang directly. Allies air would have murdered the Japanese Transport fleet. Same for Oosthaven.

The Padang invasion has cost 15 ish transports now and a CL and DD, but the allies have lost a CA, 1-2 CL and maybe 2 more CL this turn. CA's and CL's are more valuable than AMC and xAP whatever the point count says.

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Other news, in what the Division involved reagrds as FUBAR i have turned aroung an amphib fleet about to land at Noumea on the grounds it is empty (i have nav guard unit in dot hex next to it and no allied units shown in Noumea) to sail all the way back to Singapore.
It went there from the Phillipines because i expected some restance in Noumea. With Noumea empty and the losses at Padang, itis better used for the battles to come at Sumatra. let em be sea sick.


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Ground Combat of the Day:

Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 30148 troops, 354 guns, 228 vehicles, Assault Value = 837

Defending force 40152 troops, 675 guns, 306 vehicles, Assault Value = 870

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 464

Allied adjusted defense: 1797

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
3470 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 108 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 142 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 34 disabled
Vehicles lost 56 (6 destroyed, 50 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1647 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 65 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 120 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 19 disabled
Vehicles lost 19 (5 destroyed, 14 disabled)


Assaulting units:
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
65th Brigade
16th Recon Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
21st
20th Infantry Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
30th Fld AA Gun Co
36th Const Co
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
48th Field AA Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
48th Field Artillery Regiment
47th Field AA Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
31st Infantry Regiment
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
Manila Bay Defenses
21st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
1st/45th PS Inf Battalion
11th PA Infantry Division
2nd/45th PS Inf Battalion
91st PA Infantry Division
4th PA Constabulary Regiment
3rd/45th PS Inf Battalion
51st PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
4th Marine Regiment
2nd PA Constblry HW Regiment
USAFFE
1st USMC AA Battalion
301st Construction Battalion
1st PI Base Force
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
803rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
201st PA Construction Battalion
Far East USAAF
Manila USAAF Base Force
202nd PA Construction Battalion
I Philippine Corps
Bataan USN Base Force
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Provisional GMC Grp
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment


Probing attack at Bataan comes off ok. We had 1:1 initial odds and whilst took twice as many casualties - we'll rest and get them back up + took down a level of forts. Noted that the allies are not low on supply just yet.


Overall B+ turn

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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 11/14/2010 11:07:43 PM   
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Been a couple of turns, the highlights have been the carrier fleet near Padang sunk a couple of allied CL's who tried to intervene at Padang. The landings there are complete and the transports have retired to the the port to the north to unload their supplies. So far they are unspotted so i think they should be safe. The 3 fleet carriers merged with the 2 light carriers and are unspotted. However aircraft from Soryu parciipated in the sinking of 2 damaged CL's. The aircraft involved were kates - the same as used on the light carriers. Maybe the allies will make the connection, maybe not. Maybe there are allied ships west of Sumatra worth sinking, maybe not.

Fiji is pacified. A guard unit marches towards Noumea.

2 regiments march towards Soerbaja. The alles have a reported 6k troops there so it should fall easily enough.


Lots of allied troop movements in Sumatra. I suspect they don't appreciate the amount of troops the Japanese have unloaded there. It doesn't matter (whether they have underestimated the japanese or not), Sumatra will fall. I estimate a 2000av assault on Palembang will be required. We''ll scout the city before we move in.

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RE: Tenno heika banzai! A 2x2 Da Big Babes from the Jap... - 11/17/2010 7:38:01 PM   
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More quiet turns. The breakout from Padang continues. Mopping up of allied bases around the map continues. Some Betties launched a decent port raid on Soerjaba and hit half a dozen subs. Sweeps over Palembang have refused to fly - odd.

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