Well - When ya look at the PI, Malaya, and the DEI planning, maybe a Jan. 8 start is more like it. Here's where we are with unit/hex setups and the timelines that unit and ship arrivals/locations are 'generally' scheduled to conform to. If it is done as it was done, it works really smooth, but nothing is limited. One can do as they wish as of Jan. 9. The only real limitation is that 2nd Div doesn't become available on Taiwan to 16 Army till February. The others are suggested self-limitations; 48 Div really belongs to 16 Army for DEI ops (they are the ones who hit Java), and should be bought out is a player wishes to retain it for PI ops. It's cheap, because only the HQ unit belongs to an Army HQ (component LCUs belong to the Div HQ), but we cut PP points to the bone, and there is no monthly increase, so cost can become 'interesting' if the Scen is played as intended.
Malaya – Just after Slim River.
Jan. 08, 21, 42 Inf/5 Div at Kuala Lampur, moving on Gemas/Malacca;
Jan. 08, 11, 41 Inf/5 Div E of Kuala Lampur, moving on Gemas/Malacca;
Jan. 08, 18 Div at Kuantan, 55 Inf/18 Div prepping for landing north of Mersing;
Jan. 08, Gd Div at Pt Swettenham, 3 Inf/Gd prepping for landing at Batu Pahat, 4, 5 Inf/Gd moving on Pt Dickson;
Remnants of III Corps retreat into Johore, on the line Malacca/Gemas/Mersing.
Jan. 15, 3 Inf/GD landings at Batu Pahat (Muar), 55 Inf/18 landings at Mersing (Endau);
Jan. 15, 5 Div assaults Malacca/Batu Pahat (Gemas), preps Kluong and Johore Bahru;
Jan. 30, 5 Div, 18 Div take Johore Bahru, isolate Singapore.
DEI – Just after Jolo/Kuching/Singkawang.
Jan. 08, 124 Inf /18 Div, elements begin barge ops against North Borneo – ex Brunei;
Jan. 11, Yokosuka 1st jumps on, and Sasebo 1st and 2nd assault, Manado – ex Davao;
Jan. 11, Kure 2nd and 146 Inf (+)/56 Div, assault Tarakan – ex Davao;
Jan. 24, Sakaguchi (146 Inf) assaults Balikpapan – ex Tarakan;
Jan. 24, Sasebo 1st and 2nd assault Kendari – ex Manado;
Jan. 30, Kure 1st and 228 Inf /38 Div assault Amboina – ex Davao;
Feb. 09, Sasebo 1st and 2nd assault Makassar – ex Kendari;
Feb. 10, Sakaguchi (146 Inf) assaults Bandjermasin – ex Balikpapan;
PI – Just after Layac Junction.
Jan. 06, 48 Div and 5 Air Div relieved and transferred from 14 to 16 Army for DEI ops (oops);
Jan. 06, 48 Div replaced by 65 Brig;
Jan. 16, 16 Div elements attack Abucay, Siege/Battle of Bataan begins in earnest;
That’s the sitrep at the end of the first week of Jan. Needless to say, everybody is heavily depleted, disabled, disrupted, and fatigued. Unfortunately, there are no replacements (pools or otherwise) for Allied units; destroyed means gone forever. In the PI and Malaya, marginal (useless) units like BF vestiges, constabulary, LOC troops, and the like, are removed from the Scen. The troops are used to flesh out severely depleted combat units with bodies, and to add a bit to the Support elements. This is to reduce the display extravaganza of worthless units (i.e., AvSup squads with no wrenches serve better as abstracted stretcher bearers).
Units and Bases are pretty much done; just a skoosh more detail to mess with. Doing the Naval stuff, now; setting up the TFs and timing. Woof ! Almost as hard as the land stuff. Getting there, though. Soon.
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