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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 12/31/2011 12:58:22 AM   
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Chungking - Can you move enough Tojo close enough to sweep the skies clear and then use Oscars to escort in bombers to hit his AF and destroy his supply?? If his supply situation gets bad enough here, then the AI will not move much out to the other bases and units. When I was playing the Allies, I was able to hold on barely until he started hitting this base and my supply situation went from bad to worse. You will know he is in trouble if he tries to send some Hurricanes or P-40K over to defend the airspace.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 12/31/2011 3:59:12 AM   
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There is no Chinese airforce, it is all destroyed! Our bombers roam freely, hitting bases, destroying supply, and hitting ground troops :)

Major Chinese bases with airfields over 1 are all continually hit so that allied aircraft can't be bought in either.

Oscar sweep around just in case, and small Tojo units help escort to encourage the bomber breathern to fly.

So yup all good :)


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Chungking - Can you move enough Tojo close enough to sweep the skies clear and then use Oscars to escort in bombers to hit his AF and destroy his supply?? If his supply situation gets bad enough here, then the AI will not move much out to the other bases and units. When I was playing the Allies, I was able to hold on barely until he started hitting this base and my supply situation went from bad to worse. You will know he is in trouble if he tries to send some Hurricanes or P-40K over to defend the airspace.



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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 12/31/2011 4:12:55 AM   
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27 Feb 1943 the IJNAF needs new glasses!

Indicators and Warnings

USA 25th Infantry Div now at Katherine.

US CV's protecting a convoy south of NZ.

Subs
We are generally supressing his subs with ASW and air units.

Burma
Sweep and bomb Katha against no opposition. He has also stopped trying to fly troops in.

His airforce is resting... so is a third of ours.

We are repositioning forces now that it is clear he is going north first (then maybe east? to clear the route to China?).

DEI

OZ
Usual bombing of stuff.

Pacific
Our planes find the raiders deeper into our territory... and miss! These are all pretty well trained guys, but it is long range.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Iwo-jima at 112,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 53 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 4



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Montpelier

Morning Air attack on TF, near Iwo-jima at 112,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Montpelier
DD Taylor

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iwo-jima at 112,82

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 20



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 12 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Montpelier
DD Taylor
DD Helm



We continue to tag and track the large CV protected convoy, it is well south of NZ. We want to know eher it goes so we have several subs heading into the southern Australian port areas so we can see where he is offloading. This may give us some clues to his future intentions.

China
Our Armoured unit crosses the river hex side and triggers a shock attack. The Chinese forces now only have one hexside open to the East into the woods.

Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 960 troops, 0 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 1295

Defending force 61340 troops, 441 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1529

Japanese adjusted assault: 56

Allied adjusted defense: 2635

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 47

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 81 (6 destroyed, 75 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
2nd Tank Division
12th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Division
51st Engineer Regiment
6th Division
19th Div /1
23rd Army

Defending units:
49th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps


More of the forces we defeated on the Burma/Chinese border have now marched to Tsuyung. We have been flying in lots of supply and our guys are recovering nicely!

Ground combat at Tsuyung (68,46)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7731 troops, 46 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 186

Defending force 921 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Allied adjusted assault: 13

Japanese adjusted defense: 55

Allied assault odds: 1 to 4

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
Attacker: disruption(-), supply(-)

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


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


Assaulting units:
71st Chinese Corps
54th Chinese/A Corps
10th Construction Regiment
54th Chinese/C Corps
NCAC

Defending units:
2nd Raiding Regiment
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF



Still trying to work out what Andrew is trying to do on the central Oz front. If he just wanted to hold why have a good US div stuck there... However he doesn't have the 3 div it requires to take Darwin either... Meanwhile our bombers gets lots of practice killing stuff in the open with no retaliation.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 12/31/2011 8:57:18 PM   
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28 Feb 1943 Quiet turn

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
A mass of allied subs is transiting south of Japan towards the east Japan hunting grounds. Looks like the sub war is about to hot up again!

Burma
We sweep and bomb Katha, now looks closed.

DEI

OZ
We had moved an armoured unit to flank Katherine, he sent out two... we bomb :)

Afternoon Air attack on 2/9th Armoured Regiment, at 77,128 , near Katherine

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 15
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 18
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 26



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 19 (5 destroyed, 14 disabled)


Pacific
Our aircraft fail to fly against the raiders, who are nearing IwoJima. Looks like I forgot to route one resource convoy, it ends up next door to the raiders :(

We have a SCTF that isabout 2 days out to deal with these raiders.

China
We bombard at Chihkiang. We attack next turn (this was a stuff/up miscommunication, they should have attacked).

Ground combat at Chihkiang (78,50)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 12724 troops, 122 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 738

Defending force 14943 troops, 97 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 309



Assaulting units:
9th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
104th/A Division

Defending units:
3rd New Chinese Corps
26th Chinese/A Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
4th Chinese/A Corps
14th Chinese Base Force
29th Group Army
4th Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force
11th Chinese Base Force
23rd Group Army
7th War Area
88th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment


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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 12/31/2011 9:06:49 PM   
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1 Mar 1943 Raiders strike :(

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

ASW attack near Toyohara at 125,48

Japanese Ships
DD Niizuki

Allied Ships
SS Halibut, hits 1

Sub attack near Chichi-jima at 109,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Tokusima Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
PB Ryusei Maru
xAK Pacific Maru
PB Yahada Maru

Allied Ships
SS Silversides

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


Burma
Our rear guard collapses. We have a frabment out backdeeper in Burma, so it saves marching them out!

Ground combat at 63,42 (near Myitkyina)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 7030 troops, 77 guns, 518 vehicles, Assault Value = 347

Defending force 392 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Allied adjusted assault: 421

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 421 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
423 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


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


Assaulting units:
2nd Royal Tank Regiment
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
268th Motorised Brigade

Defending units:
55th Cavalry Regiment


DEI

OZ
More bombing of the tk units near Katherine.

Morning Air attack on 2/10th Armoured Regiment, at 77,128 , near Katherine

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 15
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 18
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 47



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 30 (2 destroyed, 28 disabled)


Pacific
Our counter SCTF is now 2 hex away. He gets some good hits on our transports :( The PB's are just afloat.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Iwo-jima at 108,82, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Yamahuku Maru
xAK Yamahagi Maru, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage [SUNK]
xAK Kirikawa Maru
xAK Seian Maru, Shell hits 2
xAK Tamashima Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAK Toyooka Maru
xAK Delagoa Maru
xAK Teisin Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire [SUNK]
xAK Nanman Maru, Shell hits 14, heavy fires, heavy damage [SUNK]
PB Okuyo Maru, Shell hits 6, heavy fires
PB Seikai Maru, Shell hits 8, heavy fires

Allied Ships
CL Montpelier
DD Taylor
DD Helm


Our bombers fail to launch due to weather :(

China
Mass airstrikes on Chihkiang and then we attack.

Ground combat at Chihkiang (78,50)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20591 troops, 190 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 738

Defending force 14878 troops, 96 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 305

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 285

Allied adjusted defense: 391

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
665 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 76 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Allied ground losses:
828 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 13 (4 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Assaulting units:
9th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
104th/A Division

Defending units:
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
26th Chinese/A Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/A Corps
11th Chinese Base Force
4th Group Army
88th Chinese Corps
23rd Group Army
7th War Area
14th Chinese Base Force
29th Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force
16th Construction Regiment


Tojo IIC and the Emiliy H8K2 are now availale. When we try to turn the Tojo IIa factories to IIc though they are damaged... is this because we skipped a generation of aircraft (IIb?).

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/1/2012 12:54:46 AM   
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2 Mar 1943 Raiders sunk!

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
One of our subs tracking the CV/CVE protected convoy is attacked.

ASW attack near Dunedin at 103,196

Japanese Ships
SS I-177, hits 1

Allied Ships
AM Matai
AM Muritai
PC Taney


Sub attack near Toyohara at 125,48

Japanese Ships
xAK Tokusima Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage [SUNK]
xAK Morioka Maru
xAK Horai Maru
xAKL Shoan Maru
xAKL Malacca Maru
xAKL Kuwayama Maru
xAKL Indus Maru
xAKL Ganges Maru
SC CHa-19

Allied Ships
SS Halibut


Burma

DEI

OZ

Pacific
We catch the raiders as they head for home :) A real knife fight, 2000 yards!

Night Time Surface Combat, near Agrihan at 114,82, Range 2,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 3 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba, Shell hits 1
CL Sendai
DD Wakazuki
DD Natsushio
DD Tokitsukaze

Allied Ships
CL Montpelier, Shell hits 22, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Taylor, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
DD Helm
Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms with 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 17% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
Hisamune, Yonejiro crosses the 'T'
CA Aoba engages CL Montpelier at 2,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Montpelier at 2,000 yards
CL Montpelier sunk by CA Aoba at 2,000 yards
DD Taylor engages DD Tokitsukaze at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DD Taylor at 4,000 yards
DD Taylor engages DD Tokitsukaze at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DD Taylor at 3,000 yards
CL Sendai engages DD Taylor at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Helm engages CA Aoba at 5,000 yards
CL Sendai engages DD Taylor at 5,000 yards
Task forces break off...


China
We hit Chihkiang from the air and attack. Our guys are heavily disrupted. We are hitting the troops marching into the place... maybe we can take it...

Ground combat at Chihkiang (78,50)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 20383 troops, 190 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 717

Defending force 14704 troops, 108 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 234

Japanese adjusted assault: 766

Allied adjusted defense: 271

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
442 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 56 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1322 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 100 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 15 (10 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
9th Division
104th/A Division

Defending units:
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
26th Chinese/A Corps
4th Chinese/A Corps
11th Chinese Base Force
4th Group Army
14th Chinese Base Force
7th War Area
23rd Group Army
16th Construction Regiment
29th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force
13th Chinese Base Force
20th Artillery Regiment
88th Chinese Corps
18th Artillery Regiment
22nd Artillery Regiment


At Tsuyang our paras are regaining strength fast with lots of supply being droped in. They are at level 4 forts and almost fully recovered. We are supporting them with ground strikes against the Chinese forces in the base.


In the end we loose 5 transports and probably two PB's to the raiders, total points loss to us about 60 (there were 3 big transports sunk) vs 51 Allied points lost... but getting a modern US Cleveland class CL and a Fletcher class DD I think is worth it :)

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/1/2012 2:11:06 AM   
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Raiding is like whacking a hornet's nest. All fun and games at first but you need to leave before the hornets find you.

My roommate and I solved this problem by firing on a bee's nest at his ranch with an old British .303 Lee Enfield at about 50 yards. Those bees were really pissed that they couldn't find what was hassling them.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/1/2012 3:00:06 AM   
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quote:

Tojo IIC and the Emiliy H8K2 are now availale. When we try to turn the Tojo IIa factories to IIc though they are damaged... is this because we skipped a generation of aircraft (IIb?).


You have to go through the "B" model first. Then click on the "C" model. If you do it in sequence you can do both in one turn without any damage.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/1/2012 8:46:50 PM   
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And therein lies our problem, we haven't researched the B model....

Looks like we will have to have them damaged then repair them :(

Cheers

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Tojo IIC and the Emiliy H8K2 are now availale. When we try to turn the Tojo IIa factories to IIc though they are damaged... is this because we skipped a generation of aircraft (IIb?).


You have to go through the "B" model first. Then click on the "C" model. If you do it in sequence you can do both in one turn without any damage.



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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/1/2012 9:33:50 PM   
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I do my orders first and then save the game file. Then, in situations like yours, I go make the industry changes and if I do something bad like you did, I exit the game and try again until I get it right.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/2/2012 2:22:42 AM   
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The problem as as we havn't researched the b model, it is not available for production. only the a andc model. Therefore we can't switch the production factory from a-c direct. Anway have bitten the bullet and converted a number of factories to the c model, while keeping the a in production to cover losses.

3 March 1943 Quiet turn except in China.


Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Sub attack near Aogashima at 113,66

Japanese Ships
PB Yahada Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Silversides

Sub attack near Dadjangas at 79,94

Japanese Ships
xAP Buenos Aires Maru, Torpedo hits 1
CM Okinoshima
CM Tsugaru
xAP Teikyo Maru
xAP Kashima Maru
xAP Haruna Maru
DD Nokaze
DD Hakaze

Allied Ships
SS Saury



Burma
Allied airforce continues to stay at home. We hit troops here and there.

DEI

OZ

Pacific

China
Our attack fails at Chihkiang as we are very tired.


Ground combat at Chihkiang (78,50)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 19945 troops, 190 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 674

Defending force 16981 troops, 118 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 290

Japanese adjusted assault: 433

Allied adjusted defense: 424

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
687 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 52 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


Allied ground losses:
912 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 55 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Guns lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
9th Division
104th/A Division

Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps
26th Chinese/A Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/A Corps
88th Chinese Corps
7th War Area
11th Chinese Base Force
18th Artillery Regiment
16th Construction Regiment
9th Chinese Base Force
14th Chinese Base Force
23rd Group Army
13th Chinese Base Force
29th Group Army
4th Group Army
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
22nd Artillery Regiment


In a nearby hex he crosses the river... we will attack back.

Ground combat at 76,51 (near Chihkiang)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 2632 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 80

Defending force 3340 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 121

Allied adjusted assault: 33

Japanese adjusted defense: 790

Allied assault odds: 1 to 23

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

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


Allied ground losses:
131 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
31st Chinese Corps

Defending units:
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment


Our paras continue to hold :)

Ground combat at Tsuyung (68,46)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7604 troops, 44 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 171

Defending force 1006 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Allied adjusted assault: 14

Japanese adjusted defense: 49

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3

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

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


Allied ground losses:
52 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled


Assaulting units:
71st Chinese Corps
10th Construction Regiment
54th Chinese/A Corps
54th Chinese/C Corps
NCAC
200th Chinese Division

Defending units:
2nd Raiding Regiment
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF






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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/2/2012 8:26:30 AM   
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4 March 1943


Indicators and Warnings
The enemy has abandoned Kweilen and is pulling out of the central front.

Also appears to be pulling out of Katherine.

CV/CVE Tf heading to sydney, looks like no threat to the DEI at this stage.

Subs
Lots now to the SW of Japan.

Burma
His leading units have reached Myitkynia

DEI

OZ
Continue to inflict good damage on his units in the open.

Pacific
The enemy CV/CVE protected Convoy is now heading nth to Sydney

China
Mixed rsults in China.

We cross the river behind Changsha. Two more Divisions are on the way.

Ground combat at Siangtan (81,52)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 24492 troops, 180 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 889

Defending force 14297 troops, 58 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 580

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 917

Allied adjusted defense: 732

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
2082 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 215 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled


Allied ground losses:
719 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 85 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


Assaulting units:
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
39th Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
16th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/C Corps


Changsha has only 3 enemy corps in it now.

We attack the unit that crossed in central area. It is thrown back into the pocket.

Ground combat at 76,51 (near Chihkiang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3286 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 115

Defending force 2384 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Japanese adjusted assault: 192

Allied adjusted defense: 49

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
672 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment

Defending units:
31st Chinese Corps


Paras land behind Sian,

Ground combat at Tienshui (81,38)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 115 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 8

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 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tienshui !!!

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



Assaulting units:
3rd Raiding Rgt /2




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The Chinese appear to be in full retreat, the central front has collapsed, and they are also pulling back towards Sian. He will probably mass in the centre, we have about 700 AV there, with more on the way.

At Kweiyang on the left is is trying to get out of the hex. We will be attacking to damage him. We ant these forces tobe free to advance further west to take Kunming and clear the Burma route.

We have landed paras to disrupt his movement and cause dilemas.

I'm salivating at the thought of clearing the road rail route that will link Malaysia, Thailand, China and Manchuria. This will significantly improve our resource gathering, while reducing the sub threat.






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Burma
Burma is not so rosy. At least he decided to clear north Burma. This will give us more time to dig in and bring up more forces. We should be freeing up another div from Manchuria in about 7 days.

He is currently not contesting us in the air. Recon shows he has pulled fighters back to protect Ceylon and Madras. Not sure if he things something is going to happen, or he figures (rightly) he doesn't need the airforce to clear north Burma.

At Myitkynia we have about 500AV behind level 6 forts in Jungle Rough. Once he brings up his mass he will take it... it will be interesting to see how long it will take... We are supporting the gallent defenders from the air... but need to be careful of ambushes.

We are preparing a number of fall back battle positions, and looking to disrupt and annoy him where we can.




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Conquer China and then re-take Burma from the road to Lashio. It's amazing testament to your progress that this suggestion is not offered in jest.

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5 March 1943 Again quiet

Indicators and Warnings
Katherine appears to have been evacuated. This ends the second Allied push to Darwin. He just can't draw enough supply.

Subs

Burma
We bomb the enemy troops against no opposition. Next turn though we will be doing something different :)

Katha is hit hard.

Afternoon Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 56
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 58



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled


Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 67


DEI

OZ

Pacific

China
we test the enemy atKweiyan.... not that succesfully! More troops are on the way, this was just the armoured divisions.

Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 16242 troops, 252 guns, 1286 vehicles, Assault Value = 1280

Defending force 46725 troops, 333 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1280

Japanese adjusted assault: 246

Allied adjusted defense: 1197

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
899 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 77 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 51 disabled
Guns lost 35 (1 destroyed, 34 disabled)
Vehicles lost 46 (5 destroyed, 41 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
389 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 52 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Assaulting units:
51st Engineer Regiment
6th Division
3rd Tank Division
2nd Tank Division
19th Div /1
12th Army
23rd Army

Defending units:
74th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps


Chnagsha is now almost empty, it looks like even the last corps are pulling out!

Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 790 troops, 98 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1550

Defending force 18780 troops, 128 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 787


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


Assaulting units:
102nd Infantry Regiment
51st Infantry Brigade
60th Division
138th Infantry Regiment
26th Engineer Regiment
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
62nd Infantry Brigade
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd/A Division
11th Army
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
9th Prov Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps


We take Kweilin without a fight. The forts are intact at 3.6, and the industry and resources are also intact!

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/3/2012 2:42:06 AM   
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Thoughts.

While we have done very well ground wise we are increasingly concerned at how thin we are on the ground. We have used a number of outposts to act as early warning/ magnets for action while we prepared the more important mainline, then the subsequent defensive lines.

The Allies soon will be capable of simultaneous sequential "deep battle" style operations. The danger to the Japanese is that without defence in depth the Allies will break through the outer crust, and the inner becomes very very soft as you haven't prepared positions or dug in with even the minimal forces needed to stop para attacks.

Therefore we have begun the phased withdrawal of some of our outlying areas so that we can man the first two layers fairly hard and have enough in the third to force a deliberate attack.

The Japanese problem is that the Allies have too many options!

As we are now in the middle game we are preparing for the long game. For this we need to build up pour HI stockpiles and stockpiles of all the resources. We have expanded some more HI in Java so that the DEI can be more self sufficient, and to use the material that is there without having to ship it home. It also diversifies our economy and makes it a bit more resilient.

HI in China will also be repaired, we have a some in Hongkong repairing now and soon we should have 60 more in Changsha. We don't plan to repair the light industry.

We have had a steady stream of tankers arrive in the last few months and fuel is moving fairly well. We need more, much more, though.

Clearing the road/rail through China will improve the fuel/oil situation and we will need to reposition convoys to take advantage of that.

So now our challenge is to create the hardest shell we can to protect our industry/resources as long as we can so we can fight the climatic final battles with the best chance we can generate!

Territory is therefore only held now to enable that to happen, and we expect the Empire to slowly shrink so the many "holes" in our shell are closed up.

Cheers

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/3/2012 3:20:30 AM   
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Hi,

I'm following this since the beginning: outstanding. :-)
Thx for your effort.

What do you think about the future prospects of the chinese campaign? Did you more hope or expect to free some japanese troops soon?

Anyway, good luck!

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/3/2012 5:40:51 AM   
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Wuffer thanks for the feedback.

We "planned" to create the opportunity, in the "hope" that it would happen :)

Initially we focussed against Sian in the nth, however Andrew responded well after our initial advances. This drew his reserves this way...

We then comitted forces that would have otherwise invaded Ceylon, New Zealand, Perth or beefed up Burma, as in the long run we have far more to gain in China, than expanding the "Empire" for more territory however little more real long term benefit.

This forces did well, so we reinforced success, drawing more and more forces from the North (I think we have transferred 6-8 divs from the North now).

The key was fighting a "campaign" of little battles to create a positive force ratio with the aim of chewing up Chinese forces for little cost to ourselves.

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Hi,

I'm following this since the beginning: outstanding. :-)
Thx for your effort.

What do you think about the future prospects of the chinese campaign? Did you more hope or expect to free some japanese troops soon?

Anyway, good luck!



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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/4/2012 3:01:30 AM   
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6 March 1943

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Our defensive minefields claim a victim.

TF 261 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Allied Ships
SS O19, Mine hits 1


We clear mines off Rangoon.

Lots of other contacts, but no hits.

Burma
Last turn we notice a lot of ships, including subs, at Chittagong with relatively littl in the way of fighters.. We sweep, but our bombers don't fly... and opportunity lost :(

Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 159 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 120



Allied aircraft
Mohawk IV x 16
Hurricane IIb Trop x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Mohawk IV: 1 destroyed


DEI

OZ

Pacific

China
The retirement of the enemy continues. We are advancing.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/4/2012 3:31:26 AM   
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7 March 1943

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Burma
More mines cleared off Rabaul.

DEI

OZ
Katherine is abandoned by the enemy. we plan to leave it allied, then bomb the crap out of it, rather than re-occupying.

With the defeat of this second thrust we can move some forces from Darwin to elsewhere in the DEI. I doubt Andrewwill try a third time in a hurry.

Pacific

China
Behind Changsha, which is now abandoned, we take Siangtan. The industry and resources are trashed though.

Ground combat at Siangtan (81,52)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 35561 troops, 302 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 1174

Defending force 12351 troops, 58 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 386

Japanese adjusted assault: 1705

Allied adjusted defense: 26

Japanese assault odds: 65 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Siangtan !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
741 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 73 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
3404 casualties reported
Squads: 138 destroyed, 137 disabled
Non Combat: 170 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 33 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 17 (12 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
39th Division
3rd Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
16th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/C Corps


At Kweiyang we try a bigger attack. He is now low/out of supply. Another infantry Div is on the way.

Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 36523 troops, 388 guns, 773 vehicles, Assault Value = 1689

Defending force 46079 troops, 332 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1219

Japanese adjusted assault: 845

Allied adjusted defense: 1227

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
2450 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 67 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 56 disabled
Guns lost 20 (2 destroyed, 18 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
679 casualties reported
Squads: 33 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 27 (1 destroyed, 26 disabled)


Assaulting units:
35th Division
51st Engineer Regiment
2nd Tank Division
3rd Tank Division
6th Division
12th Tank Regiment
19th Div /1
12th Army
23rd Army

Defending units:
7th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps


On the secondary road in North China we haseten the enemy as their forces pull back towards Sian. Andrew has shifted a fair bit of force to the central front. Another big corps trashed.

Ground combat at 85,43 (near Nanyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14987 troops, 114 guns, 25 vehicles, Assault Value = 548

Defending force 8304 troops, 35 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 355

Japanese adjusted assault: 315

Allied adjusted defense: 151

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
493 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 50 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2594 casualties reported
Squads: 72 destroyed, 45 disabled
Non Combat: 47 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th/A Division
1st Army

Defending units:
85th Chinese Corps



A6M5b and N1K2-J George come foward a month to 8/43 and 8/44.

Supply in the home islands is improving. The Tojo IIc are reparing, and we are up to 90 George in the pool.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/4/2012 3:40:07 AM   
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China Situation
Changsha is abandoned as we take one of the cities behind it. Andrew decided not to Stalingrad it...

In the centre we will pull back. We are spread a little thin. We will now plan to occupy the defensive lines noted by the dashed line, and focus on Kunming in the west.

This will then free of the Southern Army units for use elsewhere, and ultimately some China based forces as well.

In the north we will harry him back to Sian. As we have cut off the far northern cities the forces around Sian will probably not get enough supply to grow... we may deal with them later.




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8 March 1943 A very good day for the Empire!


Indicators and Warnings

Subs
A number of attacks, including on one of our big fast TK convoys, but no bangs...

Burma
We sweeps and bombs Myitkyina airfield to great effect with 100 odd B-25. We will LRCAP next turn.

We bomb Katha to good effect.

He tries to do Rangoon, we are very happy :)

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 49



Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 15
B-17E Fortress x 11
B-24D Liberator x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 3 destroyed, 4 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 5 destroyed, 9 damaged


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



Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1


At Myitkyina we bombard with some 24cm Guns. It don't look pretty. The final third of the Imperial guards has now marched out of the jungle to Warzup and is heading to Myitkyina... We are behind level 6 forts and have good supply. If we can get the extra 150 AV of the guard in their as well it will be good.


Ground combat at Myitkyina (64,42)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 645 troops, 33 guns, 59 vehicles, Assault Value = 497

Defending force 43310 troops, 719 guns, 1016 vehicles, Assault Value = 1717


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


Assaulting units:
24th Infantry Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment
Imperial Guards/A Division
Imperial Guards/B Division
6th JAAF Base Force
9th RF Gun Battalion
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
22nd Ind. Engineer Regiment
51st Construction Battalion
4th Field AF Const Bn /1

Defending units:
268th Motorised Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
40th Infantry Division
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
9th Indian Division
2nd Royal Tank Regiment
6th Australian Division
17th Indian Division
IV Indian Corps


DEI

OZ
We raid Cairns as no fighters have been seen for a while, good result.

Morning Air attack on Cairns , at 92,140

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 80



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 4 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
B-24D Liberator: 4 damaged


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


Airbase hits 60
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 104


Katherine comes over to our side as his forces retreat south, harried from the air.

Pacific

China
Lots of good actions. First the city to the west of Changsha falls after we cross the river.

Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 28860 troops, 240 guns, 87 vehicles, Assault Value = 1064

Defending force 9274 troops, 52 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 139

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 925

Allied adjusted defense: 17

Japanese assault odds: 54 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Hengyang !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), op mode(-), disruption(-), preparation(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
256 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2204 casualties reported
Squads: 224 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 158 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 33 (15 destroyed, 18 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
41st Division
34th Division
22nd/C Division
China Expeditionary Army

Defending units:
16th Chinese Corps
55th Prov Chinese Division
4th Chinese/C Corps
12th Group Army


Then an undefended Changsha falls.


Our Paras, in level 4 forts with lost of bullets and Sake continue to do good.

Ground combat at Tsuyung (68,46)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7600 troops, 44 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 173

Defending force 1069 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 51

Allied adjusted assault: 53

Japanese adjusted defense: 145

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

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


Allied ground losses:
165 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


Assaulting units:
10th Construction Regiment
54th Chinese/A Corps
71st Chinese Corps
54th Chinese/C Corps
NCAC
200th Chinese Division

Defending units:
2nd Raiding Regiment
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF




It was great to hurt the 4E bombers, we claim around 30 all up, more like 10-15, however it is a long way home so Ops losses may be high.

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Time for a detailed Strategic analysis from myself .......... I like killing stuff.... Rob keeps me chained up and unleashes me on "problems" ...... I like killing stuff.

China was fun; the perfect bluff as most of the time I was holding a pair of two's and convinced our opponent that I had a full house, manoeuvre is tthe key you don't have to attack strongpoints, manoeuvre the enemy out, it is nearly as much fun as killing stuff .......... I like killing stuff (PS - Custer was just misunderstood!).

Sinking beneath the forum surface .................

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Brilliant offensive, err, killing stuff thingy, in China Tony. The entire KMT will starve in the box, IMHO.

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Capturing Changsha and securing the Singapore-Fusan road is a grand strategic coup. I am looking forward to seeing how you reorganize your convoys after that.


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RE: SURFACING FOR A RECCE - 1/5/2012 5:13:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: tony luke

Time for a detailed Strategic analysis from myself .......... I like killing stuff.... Rob keeps me chained up and unleashes me on "problems" ...... I like killing stuff.

China was fun; the perfect bluff as most of the time I was holding a pair of two's and convinced our opponent that I had a full house, manoeuvre is tthe key you don't have to attack strongpoints, manoeuvre the enemy out, it is nearly as much fun as killing stuff .......... I like killing stuff (PS - Custer was just misunderstood!).

Sinking beneath the forum surface .................

Regards,

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That's a lesson I have learned after trying a disastrous river assault in my game. However, I thought that having the majority of China's supply making capacity underwraps for 6 months or more would have made them far more vulnerable. I was wrong forts/terrain trump everything, so maneuver is indeed the way to go. Those big stacks are more a liability if simply bypassed by Japan.

Nicely done! I wish I'd followed along more closely when you both first started, I would have learned alot and been able to apply some things to my current game. Great AAR and enjoying it immensely.

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RE: SURFACING FOR A RECCE - 1/5/2012 10:01:32 PM   
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Cavalry, barely one short step up the evolutionary chain from infantry... unlike us more evolved HQ types...

Please don't encourage him; trying to stop him from invading places, like NZ, is hard enough as it is :)

9 March 1943 Good result in China.


Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Two questions, what was this sub doing here... second question why did we have a sub here...

Submarine attack near Diego Garcia at 11,62

Japanese Ships
SS I-27

Allied Ships
xAKL Bordvik, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


This is what we like to see.

ASW attack near Torishima at 111,70

Japanese Ships
xAK Sinko Maru
DD Minazuki

Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon, hits 6, heavy damage



Burma
Cloud limits air operations on the Allied side and makes our attack rather poor:

Afternoon Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 56
A6M5 Zero x 9
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 58



No Japanese losses


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


Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 8


The last third of the Imperial guard is on the way to Myitkynia.

DEI
More forces have arrived, not much combat power but at least we can now host a resonable air counter attack force.

OZ
An enemy unit has appeared at Carnavon, just as I finally fly in a small garrison. Our analysis indicates this route is the next mostly likley thrust line and of danger to us. Forces from Darwin will be moved this wayto counter.

Pacific
Another convoty is detected heading towards NZ near the bottom of the map.

China
Under intense air attack the Chinese defenders finally collapse. The losses are huge, and they retreat east into the jungle. We are now free to move on Kunming.

Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 40739 troops, 510 guns, 1321 vehicles, Assault Value = 1514

Defending force 44642 troops, 331 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1113

Japanese adjusted assault: 735

Allied adjusted defense: 357

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1635 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 122 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Vehicles lost 51 (2 destroyed, 49 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
14671 casualties reported
Squads: 431 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 642 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 24 (15 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
51st Engineer Regiment
2nd Tank Division
35th Division
3rd Tank Division
6th Division
19th Div /1
12th Army
23rd Army

Defending units:
74th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps


Our pars behind Sian are roughly handled...

Ground combat at Tienshui (81,38)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 6526 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 300

Defending force 175 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Allied adjusted assault: 492

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 492 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Tienshui !!!

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

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


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd Chinese Corps

Defending units:
3rd Raiding Rgt /2



All CV/CVL/CVE are currently co-located waiting for an opportunity. A new CVE is about to arrive. All available AO are full (about 120k in fuel) and ready to support a sortie.


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10 March 1943 Allied Air Force has a Victory in Burma... Maybe.


Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Burma
We hit Katha, keeping it nicely supressed and killing supply. Interestingly he isn't even bombarding at Myitkyina... probably trying to get enough supply?

Andrew sweeps and bombs Myitkynia against moderate opposition, it starts well for us... then the P-38 turn up. Overall we loose about 50 aircraft to around 30 Allied, however we loose only 11 pilots... not too great, not to bad. Probably a draw.


Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 58



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 4 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 53



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 9 destroyed


No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 22



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 12



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 5



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses


In the afternoon we still have some CAP after all the sweeps and cause a bit of hurt.

Afternoon Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 20



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 56
DB-7B x 6
Kittyhawk III x 4
Kittyhawk III x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 63


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 4 destroyed
Kittyhawk III: 1 destroyed




Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 32




DEI

OZ
An Allied Div takes Carnavon, guess we won;'t be going there in a hurry!

Ground combat at Carnarvon (49,133)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 9028 troops, 84 guns, 147 vehicles, Assault Value = 272

Defending force 142 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Allied adjusted assault: 478

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 478 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Carnarvon !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker: shock(+)

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


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


Assaulting units:
3rd Australian Division
4th RAN Base Force

Defending units:
4th Indpt SNLF Coy /1



We have been reconing Perth from Port Hedland for a few weeks. There are a few ships, including subs, in port, but not enough to send any CV. There are currently no fighters in residence, so tomorrow some Nell will try a port attack....

Pacific

China
This is some examples of casulties we are causing in a few areas to the retreating Chinese troops.

Morning Air attack on 15th Chinese Base Force, at 83,41 (Sian)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 36
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 66



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 damaged


Allied ground losses:
395 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Morning Air attack on 52nd Chinese Corps, at 78,53 , near Hengyang

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 33
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 53



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 damaged


Allied ground losses:
298 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled


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Your Tojo are losing to P-40k?!? Why is this happening?? Mine are eating them for lunch.

Then again, I have 4 large Tojo air groups that have steadily become very elite in pilot quality.

Now, if I can just find a way to kill those damn B-24s.

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