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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/20/2012 10:51:02 PM   
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6 April 1943
Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Allied ASW try to get one of our subs off the nth tip of NZ... does he plan to send a convoy through?

Burma
Trying to figure out where these aircraft are flying from... none of my fighters should have permissions to fly overe here!

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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


Aerial bombardment shows a Bde and a Regt here... very tempted to try to smash with a 2 Div force... problem is they would be off the track for several weeks...

Morning Air attack on 36th Indian Brigade, at 59,43 , near Kalemyo

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

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



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 44th Cavalry Regiment ...
Also attacking 36th Indian Brigade ..


We continue to keep Katha closed and destroy supply.

He bombs... almost ready to have another go at this lot.

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 52
Liberator II x 14
Wellington Ic x 15
DB-7B x 9
B-17E Fortress x 9
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-24D1 Liberator x 7
B-25C Mitchell x 72
B-25D1 Mitchell x 3
B-26 Marauder x 14


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
71 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 30


DEI

OZ

Pacific
He bombs Umboi and Finschhafen again.

China
We loose the Mongol unit that tried to take a based deep in the north...


Ground combat at Sining (80,32)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 1885 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 120

Defending force 468 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

Allied adjusted assault: 61

Japanese adjusted defense: 4

Allied assault odds: 15 to 1

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
9th Separate Brigade
8th Chinese Base Force

Defending units:
7th Mongol Cavalry Division


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7th Mongol Cavalry Division Wiped Out at Sining by attrition!!!


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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/21/2012 1:45:14 AM   
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7 April 1943
Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Sub attack near Toyohara at 126,46

Japanese Ships
DD Sazanami
DD Ushio

Allied Ships
SS Snook, hits 1


Burma
Try an attack on Trincomalee... was after some of the fighters and bombers he had there... looks like the CD guns kept me away.


Night Naval bombardment of Trincomalee at 31,47 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

105 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya, Shell hits 1
CA Chokai, Shell hits 2
CA Atago, Shell hits 4


Finally worked out which unit this was, they were set to LRCAP Katha at range 4... and decided to do Myyitkynia at range 6!

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 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


This is a fairly hard attack, that helped the consequent ground attack :(

Morning Air attack on 12th Division, at 64,42 (Myitkyina)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 52
Liberator II x 13
Wellington Ic x 15
DB-7B x 6
Kittyhawk I x 2
Kittyhawk III x 2
Kittyhawk III x 3
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-24D1 Liberator x 10
B-25C Mitchell x 71
B-25D1 Mitchell x 4
B-26 Marauder x 17
P-40K Warhawk x 30


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
232 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


He has bought a lot of stuff to the party, drops the forts but still can't get 1:1... we have hope :)

Ground combat at Myitkyina (64,42)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 64430 troops, 995 guns, 1056 vehicles, Assault Value = 2163

Defending force 30973 troops, 326 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 900

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 2210

Japanese adjusted defense: 3307

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

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2064 casualties reported
Squads: 47 destroyed, 145 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 32 disabled
Guns lost 56 (23 destroyed, 33 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (2 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2641 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 183 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 38 disabled


Assaulting units:
22nd New Chinese Division
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
9th Indian Division
6th Australian Division
36th Chinese Division
22nd (East African) Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
96th Chinese Division
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
268th Motorised Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
2nd Reserve Division
40th Infantry Division
84th Indian Brigade
17th Indian Division
RM Viper Force
50th Indian Para Bde /1
IV Indian Corps
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
XV Indian Corps
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
78th Infantry Regiment
12th Division
Imperial Guards Division
24th Infantry Regiment
9th RF Gun Battalion
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
22nd Ind. Engineer Regiment
6th JAAF Base Force



Our two div are in good shape, most of the casulties occured on a regimental fragment and on the engineer unit.

Need to relive the presure caused by the air attacks. Have been resting my airforce inBurma. Need more George replacements but we are saving them to convert a second unit in the SWPAC.

DEI

OZ

Pacific

China
Our first attack at Tsuyung goes well. We will soon get 2:1 and kick him out. Then to clear the route to Burma.

Ground combat at Tsuyung (68,46)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 24546 troops, 216 guns, 34 vehicles, Assault Value = 835

Defending force 10732 troops, 44 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 256

Japanese adjusted assault: 673

Allied adjusted defense: 376

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
994 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


Allied ground losses:
942 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 59 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 19 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)


Assaulting units:
2nd Raiding Regiment
35th Division
40th Division
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF

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


Tony roughly handles another isolated unit.

Ground combat at 88,41 (near Tsiaotso)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3246 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Defending force 1602 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 74

Japanese adjusted assault: 100

Allied adjusted defense: 40

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
394 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
54th Infantry Brigade

Defending units:
22nd Chinese Corps







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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/21/2012 9:58:09 AM   
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8 Apr 1943 Tsuyung in China falls!

Indicators and Warnings
Geraldton in Western Australia suddenly makes a level 5 airfield from level 2. From there he can easily shut down Port Hedland at a range of 14, and we can only retailiate with CV forces. This is expected, suprised it took this long.

At the same time the unit count in Tennant Creek in central Oz has gone from 13 to 17.

Suspect he has pulled out the US and unrestricted forces, which will go west, and replaced with more Aussie forces. He will then begin a more methodical advance up the centre, building airbases to max as he goes.

These activities, and a lack of any other movement continues to indicate that Oz is the central hub, and that he will attack northeast and probably northwest from there.

Subs

Burma
We hit Katha and the stack on the road SW of there. Getting some useful intel.

Next turn George and Tojo will CAP Myitkyina.

DEI

OZ
We continue to hit Carnavon and will recce Geraldton to see what is there.

Pacific
We evac more aircraft from Umboi via ship.

We finally have enough George in the pool to equip another unit.

KB fighters are also here while theships rotate through upgrades.


China
We take Tsuyung and the fortces retreat inland, the route to Burma is almost open.

Ground combat at Tsuyung (68,46)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 23882 troops, 216 guns, 34 vehicles, Assault Value = 756

Defending force 9954 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 193

Japanese adjusted assault: 651

Allied adjusted defense: 235

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tsuyung !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
328 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2929 casualties reported
Squads: 66 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 187 destroyed, 39 disabled
Engineers: 35 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 20 (10 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Units retreated 6


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
35th Division
2nd Raiding Regiment
40th Division
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF

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







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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/21/2012 10:13:15 AM   
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Situation in Burma
Starting to advance units out to try and draw his bombers from Myitkyina. If he doesn't take the bait we will advance into the jungle terrain, much better than the open ground we are in now!

Our defensive line to the rear in the Jungle is taking shape.

Our central Burma airfields are now 8's heading to 9. Forts are 6.

We now have the option of retreating via China as well. It is now far more important to hold Lashio and Bhamoand both are being worked on and are now useul places to have.

While Andrew continues to hit our troopss, rather than first achieving air dominance we have a good chance. We attrit his airforce through ambushes.






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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/21/2012 8:18:07 PM   
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Total gamechanger in Burma to open the China LoC, IMHO. You can fall back into rough terrain and keep a large force threatening the flank of any Allied advance toward Rangoon. Burma is suddenly a LOT more defensible.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/22/2012 3:11:09 AM   
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Yes, that is what I think... but haven't had a chance to really analyse the options yet. First we need to clear the route, then make sure we can't be isloated along it...

Having a Japanese army on your flank should disapate the Allied forces. Lashio and Bhamo become very important.

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ORIGINAL: Cribtop

Total gamechanger in Burma to open the China LoC, IMHO. You can fall back into rough terrain and keep a large force threatening the flank of any Allied advance toward Rangoon. Burma is suddenly a LOT more defensible.



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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/22/2012 3:22:39 AM   
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Indicators and Warnings
The types of Fighters at Portland Roads indicates that an Amphib operation is planned up here soon under fighter CAP.

Subs

SS Hoe? WTF! I wonder what other subs are named after garden implements...

ASW attack near Toyohara at 125,48

Japanese Ships
DD Oyashio

Allied Ships
SS Hoe, hits 2


Burma
We hit the normal places, then a bit unexpected, but prepared for, he attacks Meiktila. We loose 22 of the Tojo IIa and4 Nick. But inflict 2:1 on him. The airfield is closed but few of our planes were hit as they were out bombing. The B-25 D1 are amesome fighter killers! The P-38 come late, gatecrashing our fighters... glad they didn't get there earlier! Importantly we loose only 6 pilots.

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 86
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10



Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 11
Wellington Ic x 15
Kittyhawk III x 10
B-17E Fortress x 3
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D1 Liberator x 6
B-25C Mitchell x 51
P-40K Warhawk x 56


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

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged
Kittyhawk III: 1 destroyed
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 12 destroyed


Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 73
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-25C Mitchell x 9
B-26 Marauder x 27


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

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 8 destroyed, 10 damaged




Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 5

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 41
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7



Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 29
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6



Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 11


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged



Runway hits 1

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 22
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 28


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 5 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed


DEI

OZ
We again raid Portland Roads where he has stationed fighters forward.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Portland Roads at 91,132, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Tenryu, Shell hits 2
CL Tatsuta
DD Tokitsukaze, Shell hits 1
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
PT-163
PT-166
PT-168
PT-169, Shell hits 1
PT-175, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
PT-176

Night Naval bombardment of Portland Roads at 91,132

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 21 damaged
P-38F Lightning: 8 damaged
P-38G Lightning: 8 damaged
Kittyhawk III: 5 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 16 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Tatsuta
CL Tenryu
DD Kasumi
DD Tokitsukaze


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


Airbase hits 21
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 43
Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 2


We are forming a more powerful force.

Pacific
Our airbases are hit again

Morning Air attack on Finschhafen , at 100,126

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 59
B-24D1 Liberator x 72


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 29
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 29


China
We are moving and concentrating for the next push.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/22/2012 3:59:34 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jrcar

Yes, that is what I think... but haven't had a chance to really analyse the options yet. First we need to clear the route, then make sure we can't be isloated along it...

Having a Japanese army on your flank should disapate the Allied forces. Lashio and Bhamo become very important.

Cheers
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cribtop

Total gamechanger in Burma to open the China LoC, IMHO. You can fall back into rough terrain and keep a large force threatening the flank of any Allied advance toward Rangoon. Burma is suddenly a LOT more defensible.




I concur. The new LoC is crucial, but only useful if it stays open. Thus, Kweiyang becomes one of the most important points on the map. However, over time the KMT's ability to counterattack and cut the cord will continually decline as your conquests in China are sufficient to really start pinching them on the supply front. Getting or even isolating Sian and Lanchow (No Oil = No Chinese HI) would be the nail in the coffin.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/24/2012 6:40:56 PM   
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jrcar,

Are you producing the Tony Ia at all? I'm about to receive it in a month and have two Sentai's I can equip with it, and wondered your thoughts on it. I tried looking for combat reports involving it, but didn't see any in your AAR unless I missed them.


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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/25/2012 1:59:02 AM   
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Sorry, no Tony, only Tojo II.

Part of our streamlinging approach.

Cheers
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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/25/2012 2:07:55 AM   
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10 April 1943 Quiet

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Burma
Weather stops air actions.

DEI

OZ

Pacific
4E attacks on Finschhafen. It is very closed :)

China
We bomb Chinese units and cities.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/25/2012 2:10:08 AM   
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11 Apr 1943 Again Quiet!
Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Burma
We trash Katha.

DEI

OZ

Pacific
Finschhafen hit again.

China

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/25/2012 2:17:38 AM   
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12 April 1943 INtersting turn!

Indicators and Warnings
xAP near Ceylon, maybe bringing forward the Oz 9th Div?

CV TF (heavy ASW), DD ASW Tf and a TF with xAP (10?) detected heading from Sydney SW towards Melbourne/Adelaide/Perth. This is the shift of assets we have been expecting and looking for. Need to try and keep tabs on them now.


Subs
Submarine attack near Cochin at 26,41

Japanese Ships
SS I-24

Allied Ships
xAP Arundel Castle


Burma
The P-38 have still git it :(

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 7
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 14



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 16


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

No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 9



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 9


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

No Allied losses


We got back a bit in these combats.

Morning Air attack on 12th Division, at 64,42 (Myitkyina)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 10



Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 13
Hurricane IId Trop x 19


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIc: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Hurricane IId Trop: 2 damaged

Morning Air attack on 78th Infantry Regiment, at 64,42 (Myitkyina)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 10



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed


The forts dropped again! But we are keeping them out... Looks like we need to commit an extra div, the airfield is now open so can start flying in the 18th Div.

Ground combat at Myitkyina (64,42)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 63529 troops, 997 guns, 1058 vehicles, Assault Value = 2022

Defending force 29302 troops, 318 guns, 211 vehicles, Assault Value = 772

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 2006

Japanese adjusted defense: 3574

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

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1993 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 138 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 28 disabled
Guns lost 33 (8 destroyed, 25 disabled)
Vehicles lost 23 (2 destroyed, 21 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2538 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 290 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled


Assaulting units:
36th Chinese Division
268th Motorised Brigade
84th Indian Brigade
96th Chinese Division
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
22nd (East African) Brigade
17th Indian Division
9th Indian Division
22nd New Chinese Division
40th Infantry Division
6th Australian Division
50th Indian Para Brigade
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
150th RAC Regiment
2nd Reserve Division
IV Indian Corps
XV Indian Corps
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
RM Viper Force

Defending units:
12th Division
Imperial Guards Division
24th Infantry Regiment
78th Infantry Rgt /1
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
22nd Ind. Engineer Regiment
9th RF Gun Battalion
6th JAAF Base Force




DEI

OZ

Pacific

China
China we are working on clearing the route to Burma, and clearing out the last bits in central China.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/25/2012 2:25:04 AM   
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13 April 1943 So close to getting a CV via sub!

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Launched but missed... return damage is about 50sys, 50 float... should make it

Sub attack near Canberra at 90,174

Japanese Ships
SS I-26, hits 20, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CV Yorktown
BB Washington
CLAA Juneau
CLAA Atlanta
DD Nicholas
DD Waller
DD Saufley
DD O'Bannon

Burma
We bomb Myitkyina from the air. He is using transports to fly in supplies, we get a few each turn as we have LRCAP up. The lead elements of the 18th Div have landed and are deplying into the perimeter. We have one regt which is badly trashed, it is marcghing out.

We have a unit acrosse the trail/rail between Katha and Myitkyina. Suspect no supply flows that way anyway as Katha is hit daily and is damaged.

P-38 Rule.

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 64 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 5
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 14



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 10


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


Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 9



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed


DEI

OZ

Pacific

China
We push back a unit in the north.

Ground combat at 89,40 (near Taiyuan)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3183 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 120

Defending force 1242 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 53

Japanese adjusted assault: 28

Allied adjusted defense: 13

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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


Allied ground losses:
350 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
54th Infantry Brigade

Defending units:
22nd Chinese Corps


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Indicators and Warnings

Subs
This is a convoy of AA Bns and supply heading out of Japan to the SWPAC.

Sub attack near Hachijo-jima at 112,64

Japanese Ships
xAK Toyooka Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage [SUNK]
xAK Durban Maru
xAK Dakar Maru
E W-23

Allied Ships
SS Pogy

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


Burma
We hit Katha as usual. He doesn't fly.

DEI

OZ

Pacific

China
We push the defenders of Tsuyung off into the wilderness away from the Burma Route.

Ground combat at 68,45 (near Tsuyung)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 23545 troops, 205 guns, 34 vehicles, Assault Value = 792

Defending force 7323 troops, 35 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 133

Japanese adjusted assault: 671

Allied adjusted defense: 208

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
341 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2246 casualties reported
Squads: 50 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 110 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 11 (7 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units retreated 6


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
40th Division
35th Division

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


We want this city, it has gone from about 30 units to the last few, the rest have headed north.

Ground combat at Chihkiang (78,50)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3246 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1345

Defending force 7737 troops, 67 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 210

Japanese adjusted assault: 132

Allied adjusted defense: 112

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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


Allied ground losses:
186 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
34th Division
19th Division
62nd Infantry Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
104th/C Division

Defending units:
60th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Base Force
2nd Chinese Base Force
57th AT Gun Regiment




Here is the situation in China with the key combats of the turn.




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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/25/2012 2:52:49 AM   
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Now I've caught up on a few days some thoughts.

Burma can still go either way... I think we just have an edge, but that could go... if we rout badly from Myitkynia we will have trouble stopping him before Lashio. As a consequence we are advancing out of Shwebo towards his lines at Katha to try and get him to split his efforts. See picture below. We are also going to move up the strategic reserve from Singapore to Rangoon, we will reconstitute a strategic reserve by pulling southern army troops out of China.

The recent movements of the SE of Australia is expected. We estimate we have 10 days before he will start moving up the West Australia Coast (most likley), he could go into the DEI... that is 15-20 days away (most dangerous for us, but less likley). Carnavon is still being supressed, but Geraldton is now a level 6 airfield, 4 days after being a level 5! The unit count at Townsville has dropped.

Our CV forces are doing refits. The CVE/CVL will be out in about a week, the CV about 2-3 weeks. It could be a close run thing. We have strong surface fleets in the DEI though.

China is great, Tony has done a fantastic job. We are almost in a good defensive spot... our risk though is a massive Chinese Army appearing...


Aircraft research wise is going good, A5M5b comes in next month. That will be the end of the line for Naval aviation. We have just switched the research factories to J7 Shindin, which is now our focus.

B6N1 Jill is in production and the first unit has converted. The N2 version is about 3-4 months away.

The first of our Frank factories (a 50 strong one) is one point away from being repaired. Another 9 factories are under 10 to repair. We should get by September 1943.

Supply is again critical as a lot has been shipped to Burma and China. In China we are repairing factories, so need the supply, but that will pay off in the long run. Burma needs more, but focussing on repairing HI and refinery on Java first.

Resources are great, flowing nicely to Korea, fuel is ok (it is flowing from Haiphong through to Shanghai OK), and oil is moving, mostly by tanker (about 130k on the water from the DEI at the moment).

With the CV force tied up the opportunity is being taken to build up fuel stockpiles in the SWPAC.





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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/25/2012 4:37:44 AM   
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Supply #1: How did he supply Myitkyina?
You have _nearly_ eveloped him. Any recce about his forces in Imphal/Chittagong?

Supply #2: How much supply has he left in China? Maybe you could use the advantage of the inner front and shift the axis of operations towards Burma for a while?

Reserves: Any divisions still in Fiji etc.?

Burma: Fly Tony in...

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/25/2012 11:45:47 AM   
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1. He is flying supply in. We are shooting down an average of 5 trasnport aircraft a turn... but he is building more supply than we are :(

2. Not much, but the Chinese troops don't use a lot.

Reserve. Fiji could be retake with a girl scout troop. All the cbt forces apart from a couple of airbase units are out.

Burma, nah saving Tony to deal with the next threat :)


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ORIGINAL: Wuffer

Supply #1: How did he supply Myitkyina?
You have _nearly_ eveloped him. Any recce about his forces in Imphal/Chittagong?

Supply #2: How much supply has he left in China? Maybe you could use the advantage of the inner front and shift the axis of operations towards Burma for a while?

Reserves: Any divisions still in Fiji etc.?

Burma: Fly Tony in...




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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/25/2012 1:23:36 PM   
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I hope I reacted as expected.
This issue was very predictable, just curious how you will deal it. At least nobody is forced to repeat history... :-)


shooting airtransporters? Well, it could be worser... Just imagine.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/26/2012 2:06:32 AM   
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Wuffer sorry I don't understand what you are getting at.

15 Apr 1943 Myitkyina is in trouble :(

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

ASW attack near Sale at 85,173

Japanese Ships
SS I-175, hits 8

Allied Ships
DD Bailey
DD Frazier


Burma

The George divert them selves from Katha to Myitkyina.

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 5



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 2



Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 11
Hurricane IIc Trop x 42
Wellington Ic x 15


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 44


We bomb both Katha and Myitkyina with Helen. Damage is light.

He also bombs troops at Bhamo for some reason... maybe to find out what is there?

Our LRCAP of Katha claims 8 transports bought down.

Then the attack goes in :( We get our first supply negative, which drops our AV. Will start martching the regiments out, they are in tatters anyway and try to hold a few more days.

Ground combat at Myitkyina (64,42)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 61558 troops, 998 guns, 975 vehicles, Assault Value = 1848

Defending force 28284 troops, 340 guns, 198 vehicles, Assault Value = 661

Allied adjusted assault: 1944

Japanese adjusted defense: 1105

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
3255 casualties reported
Squads: 41 destroyed, 203 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 38 disabled
Guns lost 60 (27 destroyed, 33 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (5 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2030 casualties reported
Squads: 47 destroyed, 150 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 44 disabled
Guns lost 19 (1 destroyed, 18 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)


Assaulting units:
9th Indian Division
84th Indian Brigade
36th Chinese Division
6th Australian Division
96th Chinese Division
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
50th Indian Para Brigade
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
40th Infantry Division
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
22nd (East African) Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
17th Indian Division
22nd New Chinese Division
268th Motorised Brigade
2nd Reserve Division
IV Indian Corps
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
XV Indian Corps
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
RM Viper Force

Defending units:
12th Division
18th Div /2
24th Infantry Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
78th Infantry Rgt /1
9th RF Gun Battalion
22nd Ind. Engineer Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
6th JAAF Base Force



Andrew has failed to react in any meaningful way to my other troop movements in central Burma. These forces will now pull back so they aren't caught isolated.

DEI

OZ
We have 2 bombardment TF coming in to hit Portlands roads. A day apart will be a CL/DD TF to try to clear the PT's then a BB/CA Tf to really hit the airfield. At the moment though the airfield looks empty...

Pacific
The 4E bombers don't fly against our CAP Trap at Umboi... bugger.

China
We take the last city in the centre of China. Nice lot of casulties.

Ground combat at Chihkiang (78,50)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 36533 troops, 302 guns, 97 vehicles, Assault Value = 1329

Defending force 7590 troops, 67 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 195

Japanese adjusted assault: 830

Allied adjusted defense: 88

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Chihkiang !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
520 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2964 casualties reported
Squads: 108 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 145 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 22 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 30 (16 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
34th Division
19th Division
62nd Infantry Brigade
104th/C Division

Defending units:
60th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Base Force
7th Chinese Base Force
57th AT Gun Regiment




Not sure if we should Defend Bhamo, or fall all the way back to Lashio.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/26/2012 3:28:52 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jrcar

Sorry, no Tony, only Tojo II.

Part of our streamlinging approach.

Cheers
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Ah ok, I'm PDU off so need the Tony to free up two Sentai's currently equipped with Nate's. It's use the Tony or miss out on deploying two Sentai's of better fighters.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/26/2012 8:18:03 AM   
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16 Apr 1943

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Burma
We hit Katha and Myitkyina. He counters thus:

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 5



Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 12
Hurricane IIc Trop x 63
Liberator II x 15
Wellington Ic x 15
DB-7B x 9
B-17E Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 10
B-25C Mitchell x 66


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIc: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed

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



Airbase hits 42
Airbase supply hits 18
Runway hits 80


DEI

OZ
After fighting past 2 PT squadrons for no damage to either side we hit Portland Roads:

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Night Naval bombardment of Portland Roads at 91,132

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 6 damaged
Kittyhawk III: 3 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 17 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed on ground
P-38G Lightning: 9 damaged
Spitfire Vc Trop: 10 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Tatsuta
CL Tenryu
CL Natori
CL Nagara
DD Kasumi
DD Urakaze
DD Tokitsukaze


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


Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 35
Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 2


We sink 3 PT on the way out.

The BB TF will hit tomorrow.

Pacific

China


Having the fighters at Portland Roads was a bit unexpected... Recon last turn indicated it was empty... nice result anyway!

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 1/28/2012 2:02:06 AM   
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17 Apr 1943 Interesting action off Horn Island!

Indicators and Warnings
Looks like those fighters we hit at Portlands roads were as expected, setting up to CAP an invasion force!

Subs

Burma
We bomb ground troops at Myitkyina. Weather stops him from flying? Or he is licking wounds after the CAP trap last turn.


DEI
All surface forces are rushed to Samulaki. There we have 4 AKE and an AO TF. The AKE were prepositioned for exactly the situation we have now.

OZ
Our BB Tf heading in to hit Portland Roads runs over some ships heading in to Horn Island. The allied TF evades and gets away.


Night Time Surface Combat, near Horn Island at 91,128, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
DD Yugumo
DD Makigumo
DD Kagero
DD Hatsukaze
DD Hayashio
DD Maikaze

Allied Ships
PT-142
PT-145, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-148, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


Night Time Surface Combat, near Horn Island at 91,128, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
DD Yugumo
DD Makigumo
DD Kagero
DD Hatsukaze
DD Hayashio
DD Maikaze

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
CL Achilles
CL St. Louis
DD Laffey
DD Duncan
DD Hughes
DD Lamson
DD Case
xAK Henry S Grove
xAK Peter Kerr
xAK Red Jacket
xAK Harpoon
xAP Boschfontein
xAP Poelau Laut
xAP Tjisadane
xAP Tabinta
xAP Tjisaroea
xAP Malaita


The PT boats run back to Portland Roads, but we hit them again.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Horn Island at 91,128, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
DD Yugumo
DD Makigumo
DD Kagero
DD Hatsukaze
DD Hayashio
DD Maikaze

Allied Ships
PT-163
PT-166, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-168
PT-169
PT-176, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Night Time Surface Combat, near Portland Roads at 91,130, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
DD Yugumo
DD Makigumo
DD Kagero
DD Hatsukaze
DD Hayashio
DD Maikaze

Allied Ships
PT-163
PT-168
PT-169, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Night Time Surface Combat, near Portland Roads at 91,131, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
DD Yugumo
DD Makigumo
DD Kagero
DD Hatsukaze
DD Hayashio
DD Maikaze

Allied Ships
PT-163
PT-168, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


Then we hit the airfield.

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Night Naval bombardment of Portland Roads at 91,132

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 48 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed on ground
P-40K Warhawk: 22 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
Kittyhawk III: 10 damaged
P-38G Lightning: 14 damaged
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed on ground
Spitfire Vc Trop: 4 damaged
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed on ground


Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
CA Chikuma
CA Tone
DD Maikaze
DD Hayashio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Kagero
DD Makigumo
DD Yugumo


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


Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 33
Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 1


Horn Island then falls to an airbourne assault. We expect his TF to start landing next turn. We will move in bombers and see what we can get...


Geraldton makes a level 7 airfield.

Pacific

China
Moving stuff around. Our challange is to have a short defensive line with about 2000 AV in each hex!

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18 Apr 1943 Myitkyina Falls :(

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
We have been having discussions via email with Andrew ref sub tactics, as he was a bit purplexed. He has also received some advice from other players... It looks like he has changed his tactcs, we will need to adapt ours. This is the first attack in shallow water for some time.


Sub attack near Shanghai at 93,56

Japanese Ships
xAK Kinjosan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SC Ch 30

Allied Ships
SS Runner

Sub attack near Shanghai at 93,56

Japanese Ships
xAK Kinjosan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SC Ch 30

Allied Ships
SS Runner


Burma
We bomb Katha and Myitkyina against no opposition. He meets a bit :) But his bombers get through at the sacrifice of a lot of fighters. The follow up strike doesn't though :)

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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 47
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 74



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 3
P-43A-1 Lancer x 1
Beaufighter VIc x 11
Blenheim IV x 47
Blenheim VD x 9
Hurricane IIc Trop x 42
Vengeance I x 55
Wellington Ic x 11
DB-7B x 6
B-17E Fortress x 11
B-17F Fortress x 7
B-24D Liberator x 5
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 44
B-25D1 Mitchell x 5
B-26 Marauder x 8
P-39D Airacobra x 16


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


Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed
Beaufighter VIc: 3 destroyed
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Blenheim VD: 2 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 9 destroyed
Vengeance I: 4 destroyed
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 2 destroyed


Japanese ground losses:
366 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 37
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 39



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 3
Hurricane IIc Trop x 15
Liberator II x 10
A-24 Banshee x 13
P-39D Airacobra x 3


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


Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 6 destroyed
A-24 Banshee: 4 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed


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

Morning Air attack on 12th Division, at 64,42 (Myitkyina)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 34
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 26



Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 11


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 7 destroyed


By now our guys are very tired :(

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 29
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 26



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 53


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 6 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 7 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 3 destroyed

He then shock attacks and takes the place. Our two divs are at 1/3rd strength and about 1/3rd disabled... otherwise not too bad.

Ground combat at Myitkyina (64,42)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 62633 troops, 1026 guns, 1057 vehicles, Assault Value = 1814

Defending force 24713 troops, 300 guns, 197 vehicles, Assault Value = 444

Allied adjusted assault: 2476

Japanese adjusted defense: 544

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

Allied forces CAPTURE Myitkyina !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
4221 casualties reported
Squads: 350 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 163 destroyed, 57 disabled
Engineers: 90 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 212 (210 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 145 (145 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 8


Allied ground losses:
2472 casualties reported
Squads: 92 destroyed, 125 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 106 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 22 disabled
Guns lost 27 (8 destroyed, 19 disabled)



Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd Reserve Division
22nd (East African) Brigade
40th Infantry Division
17th Indian Division
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
150th RAC Regiment
36th Chinese Division
84th Indian Brigade
96th Chinese Division
6th Australian Division
50th Indian Para Brigade
268th Motorised Brigade
9th Indian Division
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
22nd New Chinese Division
111th Chindit Bde /1
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
XV Indian Corps
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
IV Indian Corps
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
RM Viper Force

Defending units:
24th Infantry Regiment
12th Division
Imperial Guards Division
18th Div /2
9th RF Gun Battalion
22nd Ind. Engineer Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
6th JAAF Base Force



We will fall back to Bhamo, a level 4 fort, and we will fly in the 18th div.

DEI

OZ
We sweep Horn Island, our losses are greater than his :( His air units here have been training for a year now.

Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 49
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 14



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 2
P-38G Lightning x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 3
P-40K Warhawk x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 24
N1K1-J George x 64
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 14



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 2


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Pacific

China
Bombing of troops.



Next turn we will "go for it" at Horn Island with Naval Aviation while our ships rearm and refuel to return to bomb the place. Another 5 BB and escorts are on the way. More fuel is also coming in.


Burma will get interesting... can we stabilise the secondary route, or will he go down the main road. Tony thinks the later, I think he will come through the secondary route. Our dilema is we can defend one well, and the main route is the most dangerous to us.

Another div, some arty and supply is heading to Burma by sea.

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19 Apr 1943 We sink a BB!

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Sub attack near Waipapakauri at 115,180

Japanese Ships
SS I-173, hits 10 [20 sys, 40 flt]

Allied Ships
DD Monaghan


Burma
Mostly quiet. His only strike was this:

Morning Air attack on Imperial Guards Division, at 63,43 , near Myitkyina

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 21
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 67
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IId Trop x 13


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IId Trop: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged


He has marched into Warzup, will need more force as we are behind level 4 forts.

Ground combat at Warazup (63,41)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 960 troops, 12 guns, 60 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Defending force 2087 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 77



Assaulting units:
45th Recce Regiment

Defending units:
112th Infantry Regiment


DEI

OZ
Our sweeping fighters don't do that great, but when our stike aircraft fly it is worth it.

Afternoon Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 49
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 24



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 2
P-38G Lightning x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 8
P-40K Warhawk x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Afternoon Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 50



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 2
P-40K Warhawk x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,128

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 64
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 13



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 1
P-40K Warhawk x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 17 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed by flak


Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
xAKL Hetton Bank, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

xAKL Mortlake Bank
xAP Poelau Laut
DD Case
CL St. Louis
xAP Malaita

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,128

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 10
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 5 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak


Allied Ships
CL St. Louis
DD Preston
CL Achilles, Torpedo hits 1


Geraldton makes a level 2 port.

Pacific

China
See map below. We are clearing up to Chungking and then will dig into the woods rough.


In other news the first Frank Factory, size 55, enters full R&D production!

D4Y3 Judy comes forward to 2/44.






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Wuffer sorry I don't understand what you are getting at.




Never mind, Rob. I just thought of (in)famous examples of a deep, narrow penetration... You could have stopped that - but why? Just getting a bit nervous about Myitk, it's tooo near for my taste. No matter, I didn't want to spoil the excellent 'noise to information ratio', nor to violate opsech, it's getting now very exciting - just as I would play myself... :-)


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Ok a bit behind in the AAR so I'm going to cover the 19-23 Apr in a couple of posts, each post focussed on a specific area.

The Campaign for North Burma
We left the action with Myitkyina falling. Our forces retreated in fair order south towards Bhamo. Andrew sent some of his armour after us, leaving the bulk of his forces at Myitkyina to repair the base and recover.

We beat these forces on the 21st when they crossed the river. We felt though that we didn't have the strength to counterattack, and the key forces were just about out of the hex and back to Bhamo. So we have left them alone apart from some air bombing:

Ground combat at 63,43 (near Myitkyina)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 2246 troops, 0 guns, 330 vehicles, Assault Value = 179

Defending force 22317 troops, 258 guns, 133 vehicles, Assault Value = 423

Allied adjusted assault: 114

Japanese adjusted defense: 759

Allied assault odds: 1 to 6

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

Japanese ground losses:
202 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Allied ground losses:
38 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 97 (23 destroyed, 74 disabled)


Assaulting units:
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
150th RAC Regiment

Defending units:
12th Division
112th Infantry Rgt /2
78th Infantry Rgt /1
Imperial Guards Division
55th Engineer Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
18th Div /2
4th Div /1
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
10th RF Gun Battalion
9th RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
22nd Ind. Engineer Regiment
7th Field AF Construction Battalion
6th JAAF Base Force


If you recall we had the battered elements of the 74th Regiment cutting the rail from Katha to Myitkyina. They managed to hold for several days, beating the allies handily. Eventually though a combination of air attacks and increasing ground strength has finally pushed them off the rail like into the jungle. They are in OK shape and in a good position to annoy him in the future.

Ground combat at 62,42 (near Katha)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4719 troops, 103 guns, 108 vehicles, Assault Value = 134

Defending force 2048 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Allied adjusted assault: 124

Japanese adjusted defense: 19

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
661 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 1


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


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
26th Indian Brigade
2/13th Field Regiment
25th USN Naval Construction Battalion
6th Medium Regiment

Defending units:
74th Infantry Regiment



As you can see from the screen shot below we still hold Warzup, mainly to deny it as long as possible. Andrew has sent a recon unit there, but will need more force to take the march there and back.

In the air Andrew has been fairly quiet. We have abushed his strikes once or twice. We LRCAP Katha and Myitkyina shooting down a couple of transport aircarft a turn. Unfortuately bad weather and a lack of supply has limited our bombers effectiveness and Myitkyina is now "open" but Katha is "closed".

Our fighter groups are in good shape and rotating through missions and recovery. The later occurs at Chiang Mai or Toungoo.

Supply has been a real problem, more is more arriving now along with an extra div of troops and arty units. The division will head to the circled hex to complete our defensive line.

Bhamo is now up to about 500AV, with the two understrength div from Myitkyina, the 65th Bde and elements of the 18th div which are being flown in from Lashio. Even with the southern Army HQ supply is a problem. The airfields are level 3 with 4 forts.

The question now is which way will Andrew come? He is taking a nice methodical approach, this has given us some time to prepare, but is harder to stop. He may have been able to push us out of central Burma... but if he had of failed he would have been in trouble. This way we aren't being pushed as hard, however he is unlikley to loose.





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The Second Battle for the Torres Strait interim report
This action is still ongoing.

We left the AAR with Andrew landing at Horn island. Key actions have been:

A Betty strike where 3-4 xAP and an xAK was sunk, however the troops are ashore at Horn Island, supply may be low.

A series of air battles where we have battered the enemy CAP at moderate loss, and managed to keep Horn Island closed.

We are now running a bombardment run a turn into Portland Roads, where the bulk of his fighters are. He has medium bombers at Coen, who caused light to moderate damage on Kongo on the 21st, but today we pulled their teeth...

Morning Air attack on TF, near Merauke at 90,126

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 42
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 7



Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 13
B-26 Marauder x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 6 destroyed
B-26 Marauder: 2 destroyed


PT boats have been a nuisence, we have suffered no loss, I think because they are out of ammo and he has no support ships at Portland Roads. We have sunk 10-12 now.

Next turn we will have 5 BB's hitting Portland Roads, which is still full of fighters, as this DD action shows:

Night Naval bombardment of Portland Roads at 91,132

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 9 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 13 damaged
Spitfire Vc Trop: 5 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 14 damaged
Kittyhawk III: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Shinonome
DD Inazuma
DD Yugure
DD Wakaba
DD Hatsuharu
DD Yudachi
DD Shigure
DD Shiratsuyu



Airbase hits 17
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 39
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1


At this stage we are handily beating this attack. We have concentrated our surface reaction forces from the SWPAC and DEI to deal with this quickly and hard. We have been preparing and have 4 AKE and plenty of supply to keep the bombardment groups (now 4-5 of them) full. The replenishment group (4 AKE 8 AO) has now moved from Samulaki to Taberfane as it is one days movement closer for the bombardment runs.

Our CVE/L forces are now out of refit and concentrating. This would be a good time for him to come up the West Australian Coast, we are looking and waiting for that. That is why we want to crush this movement in the Torres Strait ASAP. All our SWPAC airfields are open. His 4E bombers have not been flying, they are set to Naval attack (they also attacked the Kongo group) but our TF have generally been at extreme range, and under CAP, so their impact has been minimal.

As long as Meruke remains open we are good. If it gets closed we will need to move the CVE/L over to provide CAP for our bombardment runs.




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24 Apr 1943 A lucky day off Portland Roads!


Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Subs have suddenly appeared in force to the East and west of Japan. We are trying to chase them down. The tactics have changed and Andrew is allowing them to go into shallow water. Apart from the Kuriles we don't actually have that many outside the protection of the Korea/Japan route.



Sub attack near Ominato at 118,52

Japanese Ships
E Nuwashima, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage [SUNK]
E Yaeyama

Allied Ships
SS Tullibee


Burma
We get a nice coordinated raid on Myitkyina.

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 6
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 25
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 8
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 112



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


Airbase hits 21
Airbase supply hits 11
Runway hits 78


And on Katha:

Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 11
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 40



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


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


Runway hits 13


Our divisions are now at Bhamo and they are starting to recover nicely. The 24th Div, recently arived from Singapore detrains at Mandalay.

DEI

OZ
The battle starts with an attack on Coen, the fighter sweep doesn't happen from Port Moresby, weather or low supply... The results are disapointing.

Morning Air attack on Coen , at 90,134

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 101



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 11 destroyed, 3 damaged

No Allied losses


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


Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 12
Runway hits 75



The BB TF head in to Portland roads, then sit there for the day... a cunning ploy by Toy or an error... nah he doesn't make these sorts of errors... We are very lucky, one DD is banged up and that is it. The Beuforts launched Torpedoes and missed!

Morning Air attack on TF, near Portland Roads at 91,132

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16
Beaufort V x 6
Beaufort VIII x 8
Mitchell II x 15


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 1 damaged
Mitchell II: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Yamato
BB Hyuga
BB Yamashiro
BB Ise

Morning Air attack on TF, near Portland Roads at 91,132

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 4
Beaufort VIII x 6


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort V: 1 destroyed by flak
Beaufort VIII: 2 damaged
Beaufort VIII: 1 destroyed by flak


Japanese Ships
BB Yamato
BB Yamashiro
BB Ise

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Portland Roads at 91,132

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
Beaufort V x 9
Mitchell II x 6


Allied aircraft losses
Mitchell II: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato, Bomb hits 1
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Portland Roads at 91,132

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 18


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 14 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamashiro
BB Hyuga
BB Yamato
BB Nagato


After a long day, and almost out of AA Ammo the TF finally hits the airfield!

Naval bombardment of Portland Roads at 91,132

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk III: 8 damaged
Kittyhawk III: 1 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 20 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40K Warhawk: 14 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 1 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Yamato
BB Nagato
DD Yanagi
DD Karii
DD Yunagi
DD Yuzuki
DD Mochizuki
DD Mutsuki
DD Akebono

Allied Ships
PT-121, Shell hits 1, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
851 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 75 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 33 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (6 destroyed, 15 disabled)


Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 72
Port hits 11
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 4



He counters with strikes on Merauke. The airfield is badly damaged, but not closed, and the units fly out.

Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 9
A6M5 Zero x 78
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 3



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 7
B-24D Liberator x 20
B-24D1 Liberator x 30


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 damaged
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed, 30 damaged
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 damaged
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged


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



Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 38

Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 7
A6M5 Zero x 59



Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 19
B-24D1 Liberator x 42


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed, 16 damaged
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 5 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 7 damaged

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



Airbase hits 7
Runway hits 9


Pacific

China
We have moved into the clear hex next to Chungking with 1500 AV of armour, another 1000 AV is following. This should encourage Andrew to pull back from the rough woods to defend Chungking. We are hammering anything moving using Oscar IIa on ground attack, whilethe Helens hit the bases.

The Oscar IIa is still in production as a long range (but poor) escort, ground attack in China and eventually for Kamikaze. We have 250 in the pool and are building 100 a month.

Morning Air attack on 23rd Chinese Corps, at 84,41 , near Sian

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 83



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
41 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
30 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb




Frank comes forward to October 1943!
Supply is again at a premimum as we try to fight in the SWPAC/DEI and Burma. Fuel, Oil and resources are flowing through China nicely.




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Here is our air production as of 25 Apr 1943.






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