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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/15/2012 12:01:24 AM   
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The Indian Ocean raid. A short history :(

About two months ago we decided to try and take the British fleet out of action. This would help to lower the threat to the Malaya/Sumatra/Java axis.

We conducted extensive recon and determined the CV forces and about 60 ships were in Columbo, under releatively light fighter protection (60-80 fighters).

So we moved all CV type units to Java. There we refitted and reorganised. Every AO also met us there and filled up to support the attack and a rapid redeployment.

We anticipated that once Andrew had determined where our CV forces were due to a harbour full of burning ships he would move in the Pacific :)

We moved a screen of subs from south of Ceylon over to Diego Garcia. These subs were largely undetected.

Behind this screen we formed up, refueled then advanced.

However last turn two of out TF were lightly detected.

This turn Columbo is empty, and lots of fighters are in location :(

The operation is now blown, sod it!

However we may be able to feint this in the future.






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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/15/2012 12:16:05 AM   
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Thanks for the input. A lot of interesting problems for him...

What's the state of his navy? IIRC some CVs got lost on both sides :-)))

Remains one big question: How on earth to seduce your opponent in attacking an ugly outpost (e.g. like Darwin) with insufficient forces? I could understand his struggle in Burma, but is Darwin of _such_ importance ...?


edit: I missed your last post while typing.
better a missed chance than a disaster... :-)
Maybe a SS of the whole perimeter? Kuriles, Wake, Salomones etc.
thx!

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/15/2012 3:25:52 AM   
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The Allied Navy is down:
4 CV and 1 CVE
6 BB
10 CA
20 CL
49 DD

we are down:
2 CV (smaller ones)
1 BB
4 CA
5 CL
1 CS
13 DD


At Darwin he underestimated our strength, plus we refused to fight forward, retreating back to Darwin. He committed almost no airpower (keeping it on the coast). Plus drawing supply is a problem.

We also managed to pull a "swift one" catching his units a couple of times piecemeal, sapping his strength.

I think the biggest problem was trying to advance without air support (including fighter protection). He just didn't have enough to go round. Plus he rushed forward.

Having Darwin as the Japanese is much better than having the Allies in control of it!

Cheers
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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/15/2012 3:32:42 AM   
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Our biggest issues are logistical.

Fuel is tight. We have sucked the oil centres dry, even Palembang is down to 60k in fuel. We have 50 days supply in the Home Islands, 200k at Singapore, 100k at Truk, 90k at Rabaul, 70 Haiphong, 70 Manila.

Our CV's usually sortie with limited numbers of BB's. Sometimes none. The rest of the fleet largely stays in port.

TK carrying capacity is pretty good, we have only lost 8 so far. Lots more coming on line. Having the fuel to carry is the bigger issue!



Supply is our other shortage, China and Burma both need 200k easily.

We have some limited tactical reserves, enough to fight defensively.



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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/15/2012 9:23:48 AM   
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Interesting about the fuel - did the SRA fields suffer much damage when you took them or is it your industry sucking it dry?

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/15/2012 10:26:20 AM   
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Palembang was untouched, Miri as usual, Tarakan untouched, about 70 damage to Balikpapan.

Mostly just sucking the fuel, and using it on the several deep raids by KB, each of which chews about 100k.

Cheers

Rob

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ORIGINAL: bbbf

Interesting about the fuel - did the SRA fields suffer much damage when you took them or is it your industry sucking it dry?



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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/17/2012 12:01:22 AM   
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24 March 1943

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Burma
Our LRCAP of the 12th Div pays off.

Morning Air attack on 12th Division, at 63,43 , near Myitkyina

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 16
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 15



Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 19


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

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIc: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged

Afternoon Air attack on 4th Division, at 63,43 , near Myitkyina

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 14
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 14



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 11


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 3 destroyed


Also over Myitkyina. A Tojo gets a P-38!

Afternoon Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk III: 2 destroyed

Afternoon Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 39



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed

Afternoon Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 25



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 9


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Afternoon Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 16



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 13


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed



DEI

OZ

Pacific

China


Andrew has moved a lot of his fighters to Ceylon, so air operations in Burma have gone down.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/17/2012 12:09:34 AM   
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25 March 1943 Very quiet

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Sub attack near Brisbane at 98,159

Japanese Ships
SS I-19, hits 6

Allied Ships
DD Reid, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Preston


Burma
Allied airforce stays at home. The 12th Div arrives at Myitkyina! we can now put some units in reserve.

DEI

OZ

Pacific

China
We are moving into position, almost ready to go on the next stage. We are bombing key cities to reduce supply.


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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/17/2012 12:13:09 AM   
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26 March 1943 Very quiet again

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
ASW attack near Victoria Point at 49,65

Japanese Ships
DD Kikuzuki
E Yugao
DD Yayoi

Allied Ships
SS Amberjack, hits 3


Burma


DEI

OZ

Pacific

China

Andrew is still defending Ceylon, we are moving home. The rest is welcome and are troops are recovering.



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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/17/2012 12:20:06 AM   
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27 March 1943

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Allied subs being nicely supressed by our ASW efforts.

ASW attack near Bundaberg at 98,155

Japanese Ships
SS I-19, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Preston


Burma
With Andrews fighters mostly in Ceylon, we detect that a large number of bombers are on the ground at Ledo, witholy about 60 fighters for protection. So we sweep, however supply shortages stop our bombers from flying :(

Morning Air attack on Ledo , at 65,38

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 34



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 10
P-43A-1 Lancer x 1


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed


Our forces are thrown off the rail line.

Ground combat at 62,42 (near Katha)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8334 troops, 106 guns, 153 vehicles, Assault Value = 296

Defending force 2395 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Allied adjusted assault: 247

Japanese adjusted defense: 39

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
904 casualties reported
Squads: 29 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Allied ground losses:
130 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
22nd (East African) Brigade
84th Indian Brigade
45th Recce Regiment

Defending units:
74th Infantry Regiment


DEI

OZ

Pacific
The skies darken as Akllied 4E bonbers make an apearance! Our Nicks are flying from a nearby base, and hardly any intercept :( And when they do the damage is light :(

Morning Air attack on Umboi Island , at 100,125

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 49



Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 58
B-24D1 Liberator x 48


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 3 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

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



Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 21

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Morning Air attack on Umboi Island , at 100,125

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 28



Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 3 damaged



Runway hits 2

Morning Air attack on Umboi Island , at 100,125

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14



Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 3 damaged


China
After days of aerial bombardment our force go in and do good! We need to rest as we are low on supply.

Ground combat at Kunming (69,48)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 25089 troops, 204 guns, 98 vehicles, Assault Value = 948

Defending force 12028 troops, 47 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 351

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 869

Allied adjusted defense: 703

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
889 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
516 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 56 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 23 disabled


Assaulting units:
40th Division
35th Division
9th Armored Car Co
5th Armored Car Co
12th Army

Defending units:
68th Chinese Corps
13th Construction Regiment
54th Chinese/B Corps
5th Group Army
China Air TaskForce
11th Group Army
16th Chinese Base Force



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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/17/2012 12:24:10 AM   
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28 March 1943
Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Burma
We trash Katha. The Allied airforce has moved further inland after our attack last turn.

DEI

OZ

Pacific
Bad weather stops Allied aircraft from flying.

China
We bomb cities to make sure no airfields can be re-occupied and destroy supply.


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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/17/2012 12:32:30 AM   
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29 March 1943

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
ASW attack near Kendari at 70,107

Japanese Ships
xAK Nanrei Maru
xAK Heito Maru
E Hashidate

Allied Ships
SS Tautog, hits 2


Burma
Andrew just flies P-38. We have TOJO on LRCAP interdicting the supply aircraft flying supplies to Myitkynia. Happy to losse a few Tojo for that interdiction.

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 5



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 18


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

No Allied losses


DEI

OZ

Pacific

China
Second attack at Kuming drops the forts again. We will need more force to take the place though.

Ground combat at Kunming (69,48)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 24588 troops, 203 guns, 98 vehicles, Assault Value = 895

Defending force 11530 troops, 47 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 304

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 609

Allied adjusted defense: 502

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
235 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 26 (3 destroyed, 23 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
901 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 108 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 21 destroyed, 7 disabled


Assaulting units:
9th Armored Car Co
35th Division
40th Division
5th Armored Car Co
12th Army

Defending units:
68th Chinese Corps
13th Construction Regiment
54th Chinese/B Corps
5th Group Army
China Air TaskForce
11th Group Army
16th Chinese Base Force




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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/17/2012 10:45:21 PM   
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30 March 1943

Indicators and Warnings
Amphib TF detected in the South Pacific.

Subs
Off Noumea we find this...

ASW attack near Isle of Pines at 116,162

Japanese Ships
SS I-173

Allied Ships
CA Exeter
CL Helena
DD Nicholas
DD DeHaven
xAP Mariposa
xAP Lurline
xAK William S. Colley
DD Waller
DD Saufley
DD O'Bannon


Burma
Andrew sweeps.

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 7



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 14


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

No Allied losses



We hit Katha.

Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 53
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 121



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged


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


Airbase hits 23
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 51


We have some George just about ready to commithere...

DEI

OZ

Pacific
Big Allied raid... Our Nicks were based there, and are now trapped. We lost more Nicks in A-A than he lost 4E :(

Morning Air attack on Finschhafen , at 100,126

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 50



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 34
B-17F Fortress x 22
B-24D Liberator x 48
B-24D1 Liberator x 45


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-57-II Topsy: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-I Topsy: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 6 damaged

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



Airbase hits 71
Airbase supply hits 15
Runway hits 159


Morning Air attack on Finschhafen , at 100,126

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 11



Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 4 damaged



Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 1

Morning Air attack on Finschhafen , at 100,126

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4



Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-I Topsy: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged



Runway hits 2


China
We drop the forts at Kunming some more, but lack the AV to take the place... and Armoured Div is almost in there to help.

Ground combat at Kunming (69,48)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 24329 troops, 203 guns, 97 vehicles, Assault Value = 865

Defending force 10513 troops, 47 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 212

Japanese adjusted assault: 1058

Allied adjusted defense: 496

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
567 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 55 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled


Allied ground losses:
606 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 71 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled


Assaulting units:
35th Division
40th Division
9th Armored Car Co
5th Armored Car Co
12th Army

Defending units:
68th Chinese Corps
54th Chinese/B Corps
China Air TaskForce
5th Group Army
16th Chinese Base Force
11th Group Army
13th Construction Regiment



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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/17/2012 10:57:25 PM   
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31 March 1943

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Sub attack near Wakkanai at 122,47

Japanese Ships
xAKL Tokiwasan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage [SUNK]
xAKL Tokuwa Maru
xAKL Dori Maru
PB Teshio Maru

Allied Ships
SS Hoe


Burma
The air war continues. Andrew is only sweeping with the P-38. Partially I think this is because he is keeping fighters in Ceylon. To encourage him to continue to do that we have a CA Tf off Port Blair making probes into his search arcs. This is working well so far.

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 7



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 9


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed




Supply at Myitkyina is very low. The troops have plenty, none at the base. Several decent convoys are coming in addition to a trickle being bought in my PB FT. We are repairing HI and refineries on Java, so not much spare at the moment. That will change in a month.

DEI

OZ

Pacific
George LRCAPing from Rabaul makes a difference, George is out new best mate, used to be Nick.

Morning Air attack on Finschhafen , at 100,126

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 31
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 27
B-17F Fortress x 9
B-24D Liberator x 52
B-24D1 Liberator x 47


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 6 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-I Topsy: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-II Topsy: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 4 destroyed, 6 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged

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



Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 69

Morning Air attack on Finschhafen , at 100,126

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 18
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1



Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged



Airbase hits 1



The Nicks need to be pulled out by sea.

China
Another unit trashed!

Ground combat at 75,48 (near Kweiyang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 12602 troops, 104 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 463

Defending force 959 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 40

Japanese adjusted assault: 341

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 341 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
606 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 18 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
13th Division

Defending units:
58th Chinese Corps



Andrew is fast loosing the window he had with our CV forces out of the Pacific. They are refueled and on the way back.

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01 Apr 1943 Kunming falls!

A crop of 47 fighter pilots graduate to the reserve. 70 A-A, over 60 defensive, about 50 experiance are the criteria.


Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Sub attack near Ominato at 118,52

Japanese Ships
xAKL Batavia Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage [SUNK]
xAKL Nitiyu Maru
xAKL Shinnan Maru
SC CHa-13

Allied Ships
SS Gurnard

Sub attack near Phuket at 47,67

Japanese Ships
DD Kikuzuki
E Yugao
DD Yayoi

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish, hits 4


Burma

DEI

OZ

Pacific
P-38 beat Nick :(

Morning Air attack on Finschhafen , at 100,126

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses


Otherwise the Allied Bombers stay homeas multiple P-38 sweep come in. George is resting and drinking Sake.

China
Kunming falls with the extra Armoured div.
Ground combat at Kunming (69,48)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 33320 troops, 337 guns, 840 vehicles, Assault Value = 1268

Defending force 10124 troops, 47 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 171

Japanese adjusted assault: 1020

Allied adjusted defense: 163

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kunming !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1154 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 88 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Vehicles lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
3853 casualties reported
Squads: 145 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 176 destroyed, 52 disabled
Engineers: 42 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 16 (14 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (15 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 7


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
40th Division
35th Division
9th Armored Car Co
5th Armored Car Co
2nd Tank Division
12th Army
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /2

Defending units:
68th Chinese Corps
54th Chinese/B Corps
11th Group Army
16th Chinese Base Force
5th Group Army
China Air TaskForce
13th Construction Regiment



In the last 10 days we have had the second George come forward twice, D4Y3 Judy once, Jill once, Frances once and A6M5b once. Our reseach may have just about broken thebank, but is really hitting its strides. The 50 strong Frank R&D factory is down to about 5 to repair, with another 3 factories under 10 to repair.

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02 Apr 1943

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Sub attack near Kushiro at 122,54

Japanese Ships
PB Shoei Maru, Torpedo hits 1 [SUNK]
PB Ikuta Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon


Burma
Was expecting more of our aircraft to show up :(

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 4



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 11


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

No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 6
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 2



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 11


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

No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 14


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

No Allied losses



The his bombers arrive.

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Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 62
Liberator II x 15
Wellington Ic x 15
DB-7B x 9
B-17E Fortress x 10
B-24D Liberator x 10
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 44
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12
B-26 Marauder x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
109 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Airbase hits 20
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 87

DEI

OZ
Tony sneeks some CL's in to hit the base where P-38 are sweeping our airfields in the SWPAC from.

Night Naval bombardment of Portland Roads at 91,132

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-38F Lightning: 2 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 2 damaged
P-38G Lightning: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Tatsuta
CL Tenryu
DD Kasumi
DD Tokitsukaze



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5


Pacific

China
We clear out another corps from the central China area.

Ground combat at 76,51 (near Tuyun)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 11041 troops, 72 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 370

Defending force 2901 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 107

Japanese adjusted assault: 518

Allied adjusted defense: 31

Japanese assault odds: 16 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
267 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1157 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 66 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
19th Division

Defending units:
4th Chinese/B Corps





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Not a lot of Chinese flags left on that screenie.

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Nope not a lot left, however there are a number of Chinese units out there... not sure we have enough bullets!

3 Apr 1943


Indicators and Warnings

Subs

TF 119 encounters mine field at Tsushima (103,56)

Allied Ships
SS Haddo, Mine hits 1

Burma
Not sure where these TOJO came from, I thought I'd restricted them...

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 9


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

No Allied losses


The Allied bombers flew.

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 62
Liberator II x 14
Wellington Ic x 15
DB-7B x 9
B-17E Fortress x 11
B-24D Liberator x 10
B-24D1 Liberator x 6
B-25C Mitchell x 57
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12
B-26 Marauder x 15


No Allied losses

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



Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14


The Beufighter is one of my favorite aircraft, it is sad to see themtreated like this!

Morning Air attack on Lashio , at 62,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 21
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 11



Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 15


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIc: 3 destroyed


DEI

OZ

Pacific
Our best mate came out swinging in a pub brawl... will have to buy him a beer :)

Morning Air attack on Umboi Island , at 100,125

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 72



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 21


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 4 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Umboi Island , at 100,125

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 56



Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38F Lightning: 2 destroyed


Didn't do much to the bombers though....


Morning Air attack on Umboi Island , at 100,125

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 50



Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 53
B-24D1 Liberator x 62


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

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



Airbase hits 21
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 57



China
Here is a screen shot of the far north. We took the northen cities, cutting the resources and fuel to Sian area some time ago. Recently we advanced cross country with a Mongol Cavalry unit to try and disrupt his rear area... we have failed to take the target city though...

All a bit of fun!







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I had a friend in armored recon who referred to situations like China or the Fulda Gap as a "target servicing problem."

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Yup :)

Trying to pump supply into China, but Tony keeps burning it up!

There are now some very strong corps in our road to further conquest. They are low on supply, but at 300-500 AV strong it makes it hard for us to move forward...

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All those mouths to feed in China are going to cause most of the Allied Corps to not be much except very large speed bumps. Keep pushing them back.

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wow!

I have just re-read your whole story of success for a second time - OMG, you have really crushed their icecream machines...!

Without any doubt one of the most exciting AARs here so far, very curious how you will follow up. Regarding your a/c production, his recent losses of 4E/ P38 and the big jackpot in China, I can not see you just dig-n-wait... big cinema.


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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/19/2012 9:36:22 PM   
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Thanks Gents. Not as good a day in China today!

4 Apr 1943

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Haddo eats another mine.

TF 119 encounters mine field at Tsushima (103,56)

Allied Ships
SS Haddo, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



We clear sub layed mines in Singapore.

Burma
We send george in. One group was set lower to try and intercept the bombers, this unit tends toget hit first, then our other aircraft come into the fray. While plane losses are about the same, our pilot losses are small.

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 67
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 31



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 50
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 30



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 48
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 30



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 6 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 43
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 30



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 37
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 28



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 23


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 6 destroyed


These new B-25 come in... they are deadly when you attack frontally!

Afternoon Air attack on Imperial Guards Division, at 64,42 (Myitkyina)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 49
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 24



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 5
B-25D1 Mitchell x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk III: 3 destroyed
B-25D1 Mitchell: 5 destroyed


DEI

OZ

Pacific
Umboi is hit hard, we are pulling te George unit out by sea.

Morning Air attack on Umboi Island , at 100,125

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 44



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 34
B-17F Fortress x 21
B-24D Liberator x 42
B-24D1 Liberator x 50


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed, 43 damaged
N1K1-J George: 5 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 destroyed
B-24D Liberator: 5 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged


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



Airbase hits 30
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 32

Morning Air attack on Umboi Island , at 100,125

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 22



Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 13
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 21



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 3


China
4E bombers from Ledo hit our forces that have advanced into the plain around Chungking.

Afternoon Air attack on 12th Tank Regiment, at 75,45 , near Chungking

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 10
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-24D Liberator x 7
B-24D1 Liberator x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 13 (2 destroyed, 11 disabled)


Then the attack goes in, a real suprise and our armour is routed back over the river, sod it! Our bonbers didn't fly due to weather, that probably would have mode the difference.

Ground combat at 75,45 (near Chungking)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 23002 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1604

Defending force 9682 troops, 132 guns, 835 vehicles, Assault Value = 492

Allied adjusted assault: 876

Japanese adjusted defense: 357

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
974 casualties reported
Squads: 33 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 67 destroyed, 78 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 31 (11 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Vehicles lost 179 (114 destroyed, 65 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Allied ground losses:
820 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 291 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!


Assaulting units:
40th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
3rd Tank Division
12th Tank Regiment
18th Tank Regiment


We destroy another unit... sod it not what we want!


Ground combat at 77,50 (near Chihkiang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 42013 troops, 400 guns, 61 vehicles, Assault Value = 1547

Defending force 1793 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 54

Japanese adjusted assault: 1139

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 1139 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
2259 casualties reported
Squads: 123 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 118 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
104th/C Division
104th/A Division
41st Division
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
9th Division




Our CV forces are rotating into refits.

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Bummer. Not that I am criticizing your opponents, as there would be no way to come up with a good HR on this, but I suspect getting over the Hump with a full bomb load would've been tough. I know B-24s flew supply missions, but was bombing realistic?

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/19/2012 11:31:15 PM   
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Actually happy for him to do that, stops him bombing Myitkynia!

I think we can hold Myitkynia if we can keep his air away at least half the time. When we are constantly hit though it does start to add up.

We are now over 900AV there, but he has bought in more troops, and is rotating troops in andout.

Looking at a limited offensive towards Katha to try and divide the focus a bit more.

It will take us a litle while to consolidate in China... the risk we need to watch now is a mass Chinese Army forming...

At least our China based bombers are now "expert"! We are rotating some of these out and bringing in rookies.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/19/2012 11:54:31 PM   
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Reading PzB AAR vs Andy Mac when he tried to land between Timor and Java got me to start harvesting high GrdB skilled pilots from some of my bomber units. PzB went through a huge number of pilots in his Helen groups and needed those with high skill to hit the base and troops hard.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/20/2012 2:02:54 AM   
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I cycle my experienced bomber pilots from front line duty in China on a regular basis. A lot of them may be flying Sonia's, but experience is experience!

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/20/2012 2:04:11 AM   
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Yes our training units are now infull swing on ground attacks.

They initially focused on ASW. Now all our ASW groups are full, and we have some spares, so back to bombardments.

The ASW groups are Naval attack, 50 ASW and the rest training or rest at below 6000 feet to build up a pool of low naval attack expertise as well.



So far Andrew has not targeted our bomber missions in Burma, so losses are low. He is focussed on hitting our forward troops and occasionally our bases (although the later are now usually too well protected).

This has enabled Andrew to advance in the ground in Burma... however he has failed to gain any dominance in the air and we have been able to ambush his fighters. As a consequence he is short on airframes, and he is mainly restricted to escorting to a single target, and defend his bases.

He is complaining about a lack of fighters in comparison to the Japanese (thanks to our production control). This is partially valid, however he really hasn't targeted our airbases like he needs to to get the fighter advantage.

He is starting to in the Pacific, and it is paying off for him.

Cheers

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Logistics Thoughts
A couple of months ago we changed how we were moving oil, fuel and resourse out of the DEI. I'd like to report that this method has worked well :)

Oil is moved thus:
Palembang to Singapore in several 2850 TK TF.
Meden (Sumatra) to Singapore in 1250 TK.
Brunei/Miri to Saigon in 2850 TK.
Balikpapan to Sorebaya in 1250 TK.
Boela/Babo to Kendari

All these (except Boela/Babo) are in shallow water so the PB type vessels are effective ASW platforms.

From Singapore oil is sent to Cam Ranh bay in the resource convoys (that have TK capacity), or direct to the Home Islands in occasional large protected convoys (alternating with Sorebaya).
Sorebaya and Kendari send direct to the Home Islands.

Some (but not a lot) travels the Thailand/IndoChina route by itself...


Fuel
Palembang direct to Saigon in 7-8k TK shuttles.
Oosthaven to Batavia.
Brunei to Saigon or philipines (for fleet use).
Balikpapan and Tarakan for fleet useage in the Pacific
Java to either Cam Ranh Bay or the home islands depending on sub threat.

Resources are collected at Singapore, Cam Ranh bay, Kendari, Davao, Manila. We use the xAK with TK capacity to move oil at the same time fromthoseports (Singapore, Kendari, Haiphong) that have it.


Oil Fuel and resources from Saigon/Cam Ranh Bay goes to Haiphong. Shipping through the shallow water up the coast (each convoy hand plotted) to Japan via the southern tip of Korea.

Now we have opened central China the resources and fuel is travelling through to Fusan in Korea... but we are still sending some convoys from Haiphong as the sub threat is currently low, and the southern Korea ports are at full capacity.


You can't afford to ship too much oil at a time from Palembang, it slows the port down and the fuel builds up. We have the mix about right now, with about 20k of oil and fuel in Palembang... but several hundred thousand resources. Opening Oosthaven to resource and fuel shipments has worked well with short shuttles to Java. We also ship out supply this way to Java, then send a decent convoy to Burma.

Cheers

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/20/2012 10:34:02 PM   
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5 April 1943
Indicators and Warnings
Wellingtons in the Pacific? Not sure what this means... probably an intent to use the shorter range B-25 tactical aircraft in Burma, and the longer range bombers in the Pacific. It does mean this continue sto be an area of interest...

Subs
As usual a numner of contacts as our ASW keeps the Allied subs supressed. Ther are only half adozon Allied subs around the home islands now, all in the north, or off the south.

We clear the sub laid mines in Singapore.

ASW attack near Phuket at 48,70

Japanese Ships
DD Kikuzuki
E Yugao
DD Yayoi

Allied Ships
SS Truant, hits 1


Burma
we try to get somemore CAP up... but weather or something reduces numbers. Our george units are resting.

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 9



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 12


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

No Allied losses



I want to relive presure on Myitkynia, the CV raid helped but is now over. Instead I'm looking at advancing into the killing ground... this will cause more losses but stop his air at Myitkynia... first step is to wee what is where...

Afternoon Air attack on 44th Cavalry Regiment, at 59,43 , near Kalemyo

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 34
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 18
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 51


No Japanese losses


We aso hit Katha lightly.


DEI

OZ

Pacific
The bombers return to Umboi, we have evacuated our mate, George, via ship back to Rabaul. 2 of our three airbases (Finschaven and Umboi) are now 100% closed. Long island is untouched.

The game is broken though, Wellington in the Pacific WTF!!!! :)

Morning Air attack on Umboi Island , at 100,125

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 15
B-17F Fortress x 21
B-24D Liberator x 30
B-24D1 Liberator x 38


Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 32

Morning Air attack on Umboi Island , at 100,125

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 29


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

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



Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 26


plus another 18 B24.

China
Apart from bombing airfields we look for troops in the open A high pay off target.

Morning Air attack on 90th Chinese Corps, at 75,45 , near Chungking

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 28



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


Allied ground losses:
475 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


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