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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 2/1/2012 11:43:16 PM   
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25 Apr 1943 Yamato hits a reef!

Indicators and Warnings
The returns from bombarding Portland Roads are now diminishing. We have forced him to move south and inland to Coen. This will free our forces to just hit Horn Island.

Still no sign on the WA coast of the Tf that we detected off eastern Australia with CV protection... At least we are past the worst danger period as our CV forces are coming out of upgrades.

Subs
They are everywhere around Japan again! Managing to avoid being hit, more luck than anything else. Our air though claims lots of succesful attacks and hits.

Burma
A good hit on Myitkyina

Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 6
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 24
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 14
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 92



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



Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 33


A suprise raid on Rangoon, all damage is repaired.

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 15
B-17E Fortress x 12
B-17F Fortress x 11
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-24D1 Liberator x 12


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 1 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged



Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 2




He tries to take Warzup:
Morning Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 63,41 (Warazup)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 55
Blenheim VD x 12
Mohawk IV x 8
Kittyhawk III x 4
Kittyhawk III x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Mohawk IV: 1 destroyed
Kittyhawk III: 2 destroyed


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

Morning Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 63,41 (Warazup)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 5
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 20



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 3 destroyed

Ground combat at Warazup (63,41)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7592 troops, 235 guns, 196 vehicles, Assault Value = 257

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

Allied adjusted assault: 216

Japanese adjusted defense: 151

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3


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

Japanese ground losses:
114 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
9th Indian Division
45th Recce Regiment

Defending units:
112th Infantry Regiment



Our strength at Bhamo continues to increase, Supply is slowly improving.

DEI
Merauke is attacked, but the airfield is still just open and so we get some more aircraft out.

Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 9
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-24D Liberator x 16
B-24D1 Liberator x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground

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



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 18

Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 4



Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 19
B-24D1 Liberator x 38


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 4 damaged



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 8



OZ
The Yamato hits a reef just outside Horn island and is badly damaged, She limps north under air attack. She is hit by a torp carrying Beufort, but the torp fails to explode. At the end of the day she is at 66 float...

Morning Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,129

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6


Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, heavy damage

Morning Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,129

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 4


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Beaufort VIII launching torpedoes at 200 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,129

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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


Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 4
Mitchell II x 6


Allied aircraft losses
Mitchell II: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Bomb hits 4, heavy damage


We will send in one more CA TF to try and get some more fighters on the ground...


Pacific

China
This is what we are concerned about. While it is a huge mass, their offensive capability in woods rough, we have level 1 forts and armour, makes any attack risky... if it worked though we will be in trouble... we have another 1000 AV about 4 days out... once that gets into the hex we will be ok. We will continue to focus our air on this pile, causing a couple of hundred casulties each day.


Ground combat at 76,46 (near Chungking)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1815 troops, 64 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4067

Defending force 30461 troops, 327 guns, 195 vehicles, Assault Value = 1053

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


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


Assaulting units:
18th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/C Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/A Corps
86th Chinese Corps
64th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese/A Corps
74th Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
6th Construction Regiment
59th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
44th Chinese/C Corps
17th Chinese Base Force
7th Chinese Corps
9th Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
12th Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force
10th Group Army
20th Group Army
25th Group Army
35th Group Army
7th Chinese Base Force
57th AT Gun Regiment
4th War Area
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
3rd/A Division
13th/C Division
13th/A Division
13th/B Division
3rd/B Division
26th Engineer Regiment
31st Tankette Co
9th Tank Regiment
3rd/C Division
11th Army
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Mortar Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment





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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 2/2/2012 12:25:26 AM   
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Considering that that force consists of roughly 28 Corps, the AV is quite low. That pretty much shows just how badly you've beaten the Chinese up over the last 16 months.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 2/2/2012 7:01:54 AM   
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Thanks DTurtle, from the glass half full perspective considering how much we have hurt the Chinese the fact they can create an Army of 5000 AV (see below) is why we need to continue to treat them with respect... next turn could be nasty...

26 Apr 1943 Yamato still lives, in fact flt damage has gone down to 65...

Indicators and Warnings
Massive Chinese Army forming...

Still no sign of Allied invasion forces towards the DEI.

Subs
Lots of action, we hit several with our air, and have multiple contacts.

Sub attack near Hirosaki/Aomori at 117,53

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kennichi Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage [SUNK]
xAKL Kuramasan Maru
xAKL Fuyukawa Maru
xAKL Ina Maru
PB Teshio Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tullibee

Sub attack near Toyohara at 125,48

Japanese Ships
xAK Jinsai Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage [SUNK]
xAKL Malacca Maru
xAKL Kuwayama Maru
xAKL Ganges Maru
SC CHa-19

Allied Ships
SS Balao


Burma
He continues to attack at Warzup, we hold just, but the forts drop.

Morning Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 63,41 (Warazup)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 4
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 52
Blenheim VD x 12
Mohawk IV x 5
Kittyhawk III x 4
Kittyhawk III x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Kittyhawk III: 1 destroyed

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

Ground combat at Warazup (63,41)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7553 troops, 235 guns, 196 vehicles, Assault Value = 253

Defending force 1984 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 68

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 211

Japanese adjusted defense: 117

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2


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

Japanese ground losses:
246 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
9th Indian Division
45th Recce Regiment

Defending units:
112th Infantry Regiment


DEI

OZ
We bombard Portland Roads, all the fighters have gone! No more attacks here... on the way back our CA's get hit after fighting through several lots of PT's that slowed us down. Two have moderate SYS damage and will need a month or so in port.

Night Naval bombardment of Portland Roads at 91,132

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano
CA Mikuma
CA Mogami
CA Maya
CA Takao


Allied ground losses:
165 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 36
Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 3

Morning Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 90,128

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 5



Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 12
P-39D Airacobra x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed


Japanese Ships
CA Takao, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Kumano, Bomb hits 2, on fire


Morning Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 90,128

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 1



Allied aircraft
Mitchell II x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Mitchell II: 1 damaged
Mitchell II: 1 destroyed by flak


Japanese Ships
CA Kumano, on fire


Pacific

China
Another 1000 AV of Chinese just arrived! We have another 900 AV about 3 days away...

Ground combat at 76,46 (near Chungking)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1795 troops, 64 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5563

Defending force 30459 troops, 327 guns, 195 vehicles, Assault Value = 1049


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


Assaulting units:
74th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
6th Construction Regiment
100th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
64th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/C Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/A Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
26th Chinese/A Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese/C Corps
25th Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
12th Group Army
10th Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
17th Chinese Base Force
4th War Area
7th Chinese Corps
20th Group Army
7th Chinese Base Force
18th Chinese Base Force
9th Group Army
3rd War Area
35th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
9th Tank Regiment
3rd Division
13th Division
31st Tankette Co
26th Engineer Regiment
21st Mortar Battalion
11th Army
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment



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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 2/3/2012 6:08:28 AM   
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27 Apr 1943

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
We claim 3 subs this turn!

ASW attack near Toyohara at 125,48

Japanese Ships
DD Mikazuki
DD Ushio

Allied Ships
SS Flying Fish, hits 1


ASW attack near Horn Island at 91,128

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma
CA Tone
DD Shigure
DD Hatsukaze
DD Kagero
DD Makigumo
DD Yugumo
DD Inazuma
DD Yugure
DD Wakaba
DD Hatsuharu

Allied Ships
SS KXII, hits 13

ASW attack near Horn Island at 91,127

Japanese Ships
DD Makigumo
CA Chikuma
CA Tone
CL Natori
DD Hayashio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Kagero
DD Yugumo
DD Inazuma
DD Yugure
DD Wakaba
DD Hatsuharu

Allied Ships
SS S-36, hits 18, heavy damage



Burma
We hit Katha. Over Warzup we attack the strike aircraft to good effect.

Morning Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 63,41 (Warazup)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 9
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 32
Blenheim VD x 9
Mohawk IV x 4
Kittyhawk III x 3
Kittyhawk III x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Blenheim VD: 1 damaged
Mohawk IV: 1 destroyed
Kittyhawk III: 1 destroyed
Kittyhawk III: 1 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 63,41 (Warazup)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 5
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 12



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 16



No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 3 destroyed


Then the P-38 show up and gate crash the party.

Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 5
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 19



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 6 destroyed


No Allied losses


Our forces continue to hold at Warzup... nice :)

Ground combat at Warazup (63,41)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7509 troops, 235 guns, 196 vehicles, Assault Value = 249

Defending force 1814 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 54

Allied adjusted assault: 60

Japanese adjusted defense: 55

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
105 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled


Assaulting units:
9th Indian Division
45th Recce Regiment

Defending units:
112th Infantry Regiment

DEI
Merauke is swept but bad weather stops the enemy bombers from flying. P-38 are nasty :(

Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 8
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 1



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 3 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses


OZ
We shift attention to Horn Is. Only the 25th (Sep) Infantry regiment is reported home... although recon indicates 3-4 units.

Night Naval bombardment of Horn Island at 91,128

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma
CA Tone
CL Tatsuta
CL Tenryu
CL Natori
CL Nagara
DD Inazuma
DD Yugure
DD Wakaba
DD Hatsuharu
DD Yudachi
DD Shigure
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Maikaze
DD Hayashio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Kagero
DD Makigumo
DD Yugumo


Allied ground losses:
323 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 27 disabled
Vehicles lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)


Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 9
Runway hits 80
Port hits 5
Port supply hits 5


Pacific

China
We bomb the big stack, Andrew doesn't attack. Next turn an extra div will be in the hex, with another a day behind...

We have pulled the armour back across the river next to Chungking.

In about a week this area will be secure... at the moment Andrew has a slight advantage, however if his attack failed he would be in real strife...

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 2/3/2012 11:06:41 PM   
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28 Apr 1943 Enemy CA Tf raids the Burma sea lanes.


Indicators and Warnings
Recon of Melbourne indicates 158 ship sin Port, including Cv and CA class... this is good news as it means there is no invasion TF heading up the West Australian coast.

Geraldton makes a level 3 port though... so he is preparing.

Subs

Sub attack near Wakkanai at 122,47

Japanese Ships
xAKL Shino Maru
SC CHa-1

Allied Ships
SS Tinosa, hits 1

ASW attack near Taihoku at 87,61

Japanese Ships
DD Kazegumo
DD Makinami

Allied Ships
SS Mingo, hits 1


Burma
I missed these coming in, but weather impacted anyway. Have a DD/E ASW Tf which is one hex away, it will try to chase and slow the raiders. Have moved a lot of KB aircraft up this way for next turn as well... hoping to catch them.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Victoria Point at 49,66, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Tamanami
DD Onami, Shell hits 2
AK Hirokawa Maru, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
AK Sado Maru
AK Sagami Maru, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
AK Sakura Maru, Shell hits 8, on fire
AK Sasako Maru, Shell hits 8, heavy fires
AK Arima Maru, Shell hits 8, on fire

Allied Ships
CA Dorsetshire, Shell hits 2
CA Cornwall
CL Marblehead
DD Arunta, Shell hits 3
DD Isaac Sweers, Shell hits 1
DD Foxhound
DD Nepal, heavy damage
DD Norman



In the morning phase some ships are siting where the action took place, a few bombers fly.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Victoria Point at 49,66

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 7



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 2 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CA Dorsetshire
DD Norman




We again hit enemy aircraft attacking Warzup, claiming some foghters and half a dozen Blenheim. P-38 again ruin the party though shooting down 3 Tojo for no loss.

We hit Katha, but the bombers supposed to go for Myitkyina are socked in by cloud.

Warzup is still holding, but not much longer. have started flying troops out.

Ground combat at Warazup (63,41)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7421 troops, 235 guns, 196 vehicles, Assault Value = 376

Defending force 1717 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Allied adjusted assault: 69

Japanese adjusted defense: 69

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
9th Indian Division
268th Motorised Brigade
45th Recce Regiment

Defending units:
112th Infantry Regiment



DEI
Merauke is hit. Next turn the CVE/CVL force carrying Zero will provide LRCAP.

Yamato is still limping home, float damaged down to 62 now...

OZ

Pacific

China
Still no attack from the mega stack. We are now just about safe. Lots of troops are marching hard to seal off Chungking.

Heavy industry at Changsha is just about repaired... almost tempted to repair the light industry... thoughts anyone?


Oil and fuel are flowing nicely to Korea and making the short hop to Japan. As a consequence our oil and fuel in the home islands is slowly climbing. We are flush with resources.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 2/3/2012 11:17:30 PM   
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I shudder at how long it may take to repair Yamato once she reaches port. Really bad luck there.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 2/3/2012 11:29:25 PM   
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We are not expecting her to make it, if she does there will be much rejoicing. If she does she should be fine for the climatic battles of 1944...

Actually I think it is pretty cool that this sort of thing is modelled. The Great Barrier reef was poorly charted, until very recently some of the best soundings on the charts were done by Captain Cook in the 1770's!

A big ship or two a year hits the reef trying to cut corners, or not reading the GPS properly...


Cheers

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I shudder at how long it may take to repair Yamato once she reaches port. Really bad luck there.



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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 2/4/2012 2:27:14 AM   
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29 Apr 1943 the CA is dispatched... Warzup falls.


Indicators and Warnings

Subs

TF 107 encounters mine field at Fusan (103,55)

Allied Ships
SS Sawfish, Mine hits 1

ASW attack near Georgetown at 48,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Tokai Maru
xAK Nankai Maru
xAK Anyo Maru
E Tomozuru

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish, hits 3

Sub attack near Wakkanai at 124,48

Japanese Ships
xAK Kamitu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Daiya Maru
PB Menado Maru

Allied Ships
SS Steelhead, hits 1


The air ASW is hitting lots of subs... it is actually good he gets a ship every now and then as it encourages him to continue in an area where we can hunt him.

Burma
We finish off thh CA, however it costs us a destroyer :( the E vessels perform well hitting with torpedoes.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Victoria Point at 49,66, Range 1,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Walrus II: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
DD Yayoi
DD Kikuzuki, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
E Yugao
E Kasasagi

Allied Ships
CA Dorsetshire, Shell hits 14, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Foxhound
DD Norman, Shell hits 1


Only the one useful strike, a hit by the 1000lb bomb appears to have sunk the DD.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Car Nicobar at 42,61

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 8



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Norman, Bomb hits 1, on fire


After some more aerial attacks, wehere we get some fighters and 5-6 Blenheim for the loss of 5 George to P-38 Warzup finally falls to overwhelming nubers. The troops retire to the bush... where they will recover and conduct guerilla warfare :)

Ground combat at Warazup (63,41)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 11557 troops, 300 guns, 355 vehicles, Assault Value = 377

Defending force 1519 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Allied adjusted assault: 617

Japanese adjusted defense: 7

Allied assault odds: 88 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Warazup !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
790 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (10 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Allied ground losses:
94 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
268th Motorised Brigade
9th Indian Division
45th Recce Regiment

Defending units:
112th Infantry Regiment



DEI
Our LRCAP isn't strong enough :)

Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 33
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 1



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-24D Liberator x 11
B-24D1 Liberator x 30


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 damaged
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 5 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged


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



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 10

Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 8



Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 24
B-24D1 Liberator x 34


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 damaged
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 15

Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



OZ

We bomb the inf Regt at Horn island.

Afternoon Air attack on 24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment, at 91,128 (Horn Island)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 87



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
216 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Pacific

China
All quiet. Our forces are now strong enough and will continue to grow stronger. Maybe Tony will post his intentions... please don't hold your breathe!



The home island vital statistics continue to improve.

A Frank factory has been sitting at 2 to repair for several days... all the others are repairing, we now have 10 factories under 10 to repair.

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Work and Real Life have stopped the AAR, the game has gone to a crawl (1 turn a day at max). Not a lot happening, we are supressing the subs but still loosing ships. Burma is quite as Andrew builds up forces/supply. China we have both settled into big mega stacks (2-3000Japanese AV vs 5-7k Allied) outside Chungking.

Still waiting for Andrew to move elsewhere.

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12 May 1943
After almost two weeks of relative quite, winth mainly sub actions resulting in low losses, this turn becomes very interesting in Burma, at Horn Island and in China.


Indicators and Warnings
Enemy DD's detected between Albany and Perth, a sub is badly damaged in an attack.

BB Yamato is down to 48 float and almost ready to head to dry dock.

Subs

Burma
For the last few weeks we have been hitting Katha with a smallish force to try to keep it supressed while a 120-140 Helen group takes turns at Myitkyina and Warzup. Long expected, but still not nice Andrew finally CAP traps us... Then we turn the larger formation on to Katha. The turn the bombers fly before the sweeps of course. Katha now has fighters based there... and we have a chance to concentrate and get them on the ground.

Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 36
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 36
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 6
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 142



Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 12
Hurricane IIc Trop x 26
Kittyhawk III x 12
P-39D Airacobra x 20
P-40K Warhawk x 33


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 7 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 20 destroyed
, 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet IV: 2 damaged
Martlet IV: 1 destroyed on ground
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed on ground
Kittyhawk III: 2 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 92


Elswhere he appears to be moving forces to Katha for a thrust on the central approach. He has pulled back from the Bhamo approach after we bloodied his nosw a couple of times.

A fresh div from China is on the way.

DEI
The increased HI at Batavia, and the oil refinery near Sorebaya are repaired and operating at full effectiveness. Java should be a nice supply source now with an excess of 800 supply a day.

As part of the air battles torpedoe carrying aircraft from North Oz hit a small TF sinking two 14kt transports and damaging a DD.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Merauke at 89,124

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 26



Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 16
P-38F Lightning x 5


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 1 destroyed
P-38F Lightning: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAK Goyo Maru, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Hakkai Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



OZ
Off Horn island we send in a BB TF which decides to remain on station at Horn Island. After numerous attacks (only about 1/4 are shown) by torpedo aircraft only one BB is hit by torps, although the others suffer damage, in particular from B25D1. We bombard the base for probably the last time. BB Yamashiro is at 60 float...


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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 54 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga, Bomb hits 1
DD Yanagi
BB Ise
BB Nagato, Bomb hits 1
DD Mutsuki

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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 18
B-26 Marauder x 6
P-38F Lightning x 4
P-38G Lightning x 10


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 10 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga, Bomb hits 1
DD Akebono, Shell hits 7
BB Nagato, Bomb hits 7, on fire
DD Mutsuki, Shell hits 2
DD Mochizuki
BB Yamashiro, Shell hits 1, Bomb hits 1
DD Yuzuki
BB Ise, Bomb hits 1
DD Yanagi

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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 17
P-38F Lightning x 4
P-38G Lightning x 10


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 5 damaged
Beaufort VIII: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Ise
BB Nagato
BB Yamashiro, Torpedo hits 2



Pacific
All remains quiet and largely undefended.


China
Helen are ambushed by P40k without escort, we loose 20 Helen.

Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 92 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 9
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 58



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 11 destroyed, 10 damaged

No Allied losses



Airbase hits 8
Runway hits 30


We have two 3000AV stacks on the roads out of Chungking staring at 5-6k AV of Chinese...




Over the turn we loose 90 aircraft, including 60 helen. Andrew looses about 40 aircraft. We were VERY lucky not to loose a couple of BB in this turn. We now have two badly damaged BB who will be in yards for about a year we expect.



Logistics wise we have sucked all our oil/fuel centres dry and are keeping it that way. We have about 50 days of Fuel in the home islands, and 90 of oil. The Pacific now has over 300,000 points of fuel, split between Truk and Rabaul. We should be able to focus on moving fuel home now for a while. Oil and fuel is travlling nicely from the Saigon/CamRanh Bay to Korea. We have piles of resources in the home islands, in China and in Vietnam (500k at Hanoi).

The last of our CV's will be out of refit in about a week. We have a few CA undergoing repair/refit but otherwise the fleet is in good shape, except for those two badly damaged BB's.

We have pulled two div out of China, with one from Manchuria. Two div are heading to Sorebaya, and one to Burma.

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Ok an update, my work has been very busy, getting a turn done every other day... but I'm currently in Orlando in the USA for a conference so have a little bit of time.

We are now up to 14th Jun 1943. I'll do an area by area update with maps later.

Situation

Position wise there has been no real change.

In Burma Andrew hasn't advanced out of the jungle, we have deployed extra forces and are now well dug in. We have destroyed the three Burmese airbases he has (Katha, Myitkynia and Warzup) and keep them 100% damaged. We have had a couple of big airbattles, which we generally have done better in, and Andrew mainly is focussing on building aircrew experience and a reserve. He is aerial mining Rangoon, and has done one industry raid...

In Oz he is positioned for either a move up the West or East costs. We are slowly pulling out of Darwin, and reinforcing the DEI. There was an effort a week ago to close down Darwin with B-24... until we moved all of Mini KB into support and shot down 20-40 of 80 B-24 or the raid :)

SWPAC is quite. All bases including PM are open, however Andrew has demonstrated he can close them down at will. He is now operating out of Horn island with fighters.

SOPAC is all quite. We still hold FIJI, but only because Andrew hasn't sent the girl scouts to take it back... Marines could do it as well :)

NORPAC has seen a couple of probes, we are slowly reinforcing here and the probes have been sent back quickly. Subs are the main problem.

China is supply positive and quiet. We are bombing the airfields (HR rule out bombing the industry) and building pilot experience.


We consider the DEI and NORPAC our greatest areas of weakness. Both are slowly improving, but we need more forces.

Navy
KB is centralised and in a useful location in the DEI.

We have 2 badly damaged BB's (including Yamato, who probably won't see action again in the game). Otherwise the fleet is intact. TK losses are light and we have spare capacity sitting in useful locations.

Enemy subs are largely suppressed, but are taking a lot of Naval and air assets to do so.

Air R&D
Frank has just entered production at 300 or so a month :)

B6N2 is ready to produce as well.


Air
We have significant excess of aircraft of useful types, with George, Zero 5b, Frank and Tojo all with good production numbers.

Our frontline sqns are full of experienced and well trained pilots.

We have a growing reserve of experienced and trained pilots, 440 Army, 270 navy, with about an equal mix of fighter to strike reserve pilots.

Industry
We are sucking the DEI dry, and barely building our reserves in the home islands of fuel and oil. partially because we have excellent reserves of fuel in the SWPAC and on Java with all the AO's full and ready to support the fleet.

We are swimming in resources, and can afford to cease running many convoys once the air/sub threat increases.

Fuel, oil and resources flow through China to Korea OK... but not that effectively and it is hard to control. A lack of fuel in China at times stops the HI from producing, which is annoying.

Talking of HI it is at 750,000 and increasing at about 2000-2500 pts a day.


Conclusion
We are basically waiting for Andrew to attack, he is now immensely strong, and unless we get the invasion force at sea we stand no chance of stopping any move. Having said that we have great strategic depth now, and are generally working on the 3rd and 4th defensive lines... so it will be a hard slog for him.

We are searching everywhere for signs of his concentration. India and NE OZ are the key areas of concern for us. But so far no definite indicators and warnings.



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Ok despite good intentions I didn't get the time. I will update now as things have just started to get interesting!

This covers the Period 15 Jun to 17 Jul. For most of this period very little happened, however we were increasingly getting an "itch" and started to move things around trying to stir the pot.

Strategic assessment

We had identified our greatest weakness as being the DEI, both Sumatra and the islands east of Java. To that end we had all our CV forces operating from this area and had our two reserve div with sipping at Sorebaja. Over half the combat fleet is here, but our defence was a series of isolated, mutually supporting strong points.... with big gaps.

The Kuriles were also a concern; however they were being rapidly supported, boasting about two div spread over the islands with a growing air capability and a small supporting fleet.

Our most recent review indicated a potential risk to the Marianas, it was low as it would be a very gutsy move going that deep with only CV parity... however as the SWPAC was so strong we have been diverting a regt here and there and now that inner arc is both well fortified and now reasonable defended.

Stirring the Pot
First we sent KB on a raid deep south of Perth as there were indications of activity occurring on the Western Australia Coast. We ended up finding a convoy, but weather largely neutered our attacks, so we headed back to the DEI.

We also sent mini KB to poke around towards Horn Island, and started a mining campaign on Horn Is.

Finally in support of our suppression of Carnarvon we had been sending in an occasional bombardment TF.

Enemy Actions Phase 1
He marched an Australian Div (3rd) overland from Carnarvon to Port Hedland. But found the base stronger than he expected and halted a hex out under sea and air attack.

We detected strong surface forces coming up the West Australian Coast, and one of our bombardment TF run into an APD force at Carnarvon, but the APD's got away.

We also detected a lot of movement on the top east coast of Australia, including a strong TF with CLAA class ships.

We had consistent SIGINT of lots of radio traffic occurring on the route from Madagascar to India.


Our Reactions
As KB had not made Sorebaya, and was in fact exactly a sprint distance away from the action at Carnarvon we sent KB and on the 12th we got a long range strike from KB, weather knocked out about half the strike though :(

Morning Air attack on TF, near Carnarvon at 47,135

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 15
A6M5 Zero x 20
A6M5b Zero x 26
B6N1 Jill x 43
D4Y1 Judy x 65



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 27


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 4 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 2 destroyed
B6N1 Jill: 4 damaged
B6N1 Jill: 2 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 7 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CL Detroit
CVE Copahee, Bomb hits 8, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAP Dardanus, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Potter, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
DD Farragut
xAP Charon, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Sonnavind, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Ellaroo, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Lamson
PC Crawford, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Timber Rush
DD Hull, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Monaghan
PC Vigilant, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Wind Rush, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
PC Jackson, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Lang
xAK Uffington Court, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Dilga, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage


Still not bad for a mornings work!


Then on about the 14th we detected a large number of subs heading into the exit from the Makassar strait.

On the 15th we detected ships deeper as the enemy subs were engaged by our ASW forces from Sabang.

KB was immediately diverted from its route back to Sorebaya, the reserve divs were loaded and aircraft began to be diverted from as far away as the Kuriles.

Enemy Actions Phase 2
CVE TF appeared at Wake by passing our ISR assets (in hindsight this was a feint, the fact was we never saw it and therefore didn’t react to it!).

Strong enemy SCTF went past Horn Is for the first, but as we already had sufficient coverage to counter it we did not react.

Analysis
It is now apparent that this was a series of feints designed to distract us from the real actions. They have partially worked, but as our centre of reactive mass is in the DEI anyway we are now in a good position to counter… the question we are asking ourselves is “do we have enough”.


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Great to have this AAR back! Good luck as it looks like he is coming for you.

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Thanks Cribtop!

Well lots of action on the 17th Jul 1943.

As background both sides have large numbers of well trained aircrew. We have had very little combat, the JAAF is well trained, experienced and has a good reserve (200+) of trained aircrew with another 50 about to graduate. Overall we have bled the Allies more than they have us, but this is now relative as we know they have oodles of good aircraft.

We have had George for some time, and Frank for about a month (which Andrew doesn't know, but is expecting). We have 200 Frank in the pool and three units currently equipping. We have oodles of Zero, Oscar and Tojo IIa and IIc.

Burma
The skies darken over central Burma, Mandalay and Meiktila are level 9 bases with several supporting bases in the surrounding hexes. About 250 of our fighters are spread over these bases, but recently we have pulled out about 100 and moved them south.

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Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 74
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 47
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 88



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 16


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


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 3 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 62
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 44
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 81



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 16


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 3 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 56
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 70



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 14


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


Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 3 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 39,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 53
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 37
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 65



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 110


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 6 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 35
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 27
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 48



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 87


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 4 destroyed


No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 28
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 17
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 32



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 2


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

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 21
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 13
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 27



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 12
P-40K Warhawk x 86


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


Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IV: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 6 destroyed


Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 16
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 11
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 19



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 5
P-38H Lightning x 6


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 14
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 4
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 17



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 86


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 4 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 6 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed


Overall we loose about 100 fighters, shoot down about 40, but only loose 28 pilots.

The good news is we now know where all the Marine units are!

The P-47D were very nasty :(

Enemy ground units are also on the move and he has begun resupplying his troops by air again.

All our bases are level 6 forts so it should be a grind for him. We have 3-4000 AV in Burma in total.


Port Blair

Port Bair is swept by CV aircraft and bombed by CV and land based air (B-17, B-24). It only houses ISR aircraft though, mostly float planes, as we long ago recognised that it is too vulnerable for strike aircraft to be based there.

Sumatra

A BB Tf is detected off Sumatra and attacked twice, with only the first being effective.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 36,69

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N1 Jill x 8
N1K1-J George x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N1 Jill: 1 damaged
B6N1 Jill: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB South Dakota, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
BB Massachusetts



An invasion forces is detected heading in, about 2 days out. Sabang is 250 AV behind level 5 forts... but that is about it on the north of Sumatra. But we will probably land our two reserve div here somewhere.

DEI
All quiet, except for the movement of our ships, troops and planes which are all moving west!

SWPAC
All quiet. The SCTF that we detected around Horn Is has fled south.

SOPAC
We hold everything down to NZ except for New Caledonia still! Almost no forces south of Tulagi/Guadalcanal which are now major bases.

CENTPAC
He bombards Wake, but then buggers off SE. No landing.

NORPAC
All quiet.

Analysis
The main effort is definitely now in Burma/Sumatra axis. We are in reasonable shape to counter.

KB is at sea getting some sea room, almost fully prepped with full bunkers and all the AO's in support.

We are pulling out reserve air units from seal areas to form an air strike force.

Our reserve divs are at sea and we have a day to decide where we land.


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Here is the map, hopefully self explainatory!

Our counter forces are off the south edge somewhere :)

We have set up a series of "strong points" The key ones are Sabang at the Victoria Point / Chumphon area. Singora is built up, but not curently occupied.

Air assets are moving in to target the invasion fleet.






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Looks like we will get a chance to see whether the direct move on Palembang via Sumatra will work. A decent plan, but in the form that appears to be under consideration the Allies could find themselves isolated and a long way from India. IMHO the key would be to simultaneously seize numerous mutually supporting bases on the Southern (true) Sumatran coast immediately, using the surprise phase to have an "instant front."

If they are only going for one target, even if it's empty and falls easily, isolation seems a viable Japanese counter.

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I'm also in July 43, so it is nice to compare our situations. Like you, I now have the Tojo (but not the C model), George, and Frank available. They often share the same AF. I love the ability of the George to bring down the 4e bombers. I often set them at 15k, but have yet to find a 'magic' altitude for the Frank and Tojo. What have you found to be the best set ups for these planes??

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I concur

Have I already said that I really like your reports? Short, no noise, easy to follow.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/24/2012 8:12:07 AM   
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Not exactly sure of the target of the enemies operation yet...

The air battles are exhausting our aircraft . The fact that some of his aircraft can sweep at 42k feet is the killer. About 3-4 days from now we will be able to counter with a mass of Franks... until then we want to fight, we are loosing a lot of aircraft, but only about 20 aircrew, which is sustainable.

Indicators and Warnings
Multiple TF off Port Blair Nth Sumatra. Hard to tell if Port Blair (Tony's view) or Sabang ( my view as it is the most dangerous to us) is the target.

There appears to be 3-4 fleet CV's and some CVE's this with what we have sunk (4 CV, 2 CVE) and the CVE detected in the Pacific is about all the key CV assets he could have.


Subs

Subs everywhere off Sabang, have pulled back the ASW Tf so the enemy CV forces don't sink them.

ASW attack near Oosthaven at 46,97

Japanese Ships
DD Teruzuki
DD Kazegumo
DD Hatsushima
DD Nenohi
DD Yukikaze
DD Fujinami

Allied Ships
SS Salmon, hits 2

ASW attack near Tandjoengbalai at 47,77

Japanese Ships
DD Yuzuki
DD Akatsuki
DD Kamikaze

Allied Ships
SS Truant, hits 2


Burma
Enemy strikes occur on several airfields this turn. We are now concentrating at Mandalay for next turn. the Tojo units are being pulled back to rest and recover and convert to Frank. A lack of airsupport is really hurting our ability to do that well.

Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 54
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 40
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 84



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 15


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

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed


Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 49
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 39
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 73



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 99


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 34
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 33
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 55



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 71


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 3 destroyed


No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on Taung Gyi , at 59,48

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 24
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 8
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 6



Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 10
B-17E Fortress x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-57-II Topsy: 9 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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



Airbase hits 26
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 53

Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 54 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 6
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 1
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 28
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 45



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 92


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 6 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses


West DEI

The bombardment of Sabang happens, the airfield is just damaged bad enough that our planes don't fly as a return strike... worth the chance.

Night Naval bombardment of Sabang at 44,70

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 39 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 3 destroyed on ground
N1K1-J George: 10 damaged
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed on ground
B5N2 Kate: 11 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed on ground
D4Y1 Judy: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Massachusetts
CA Sussex
CA Shropshire
CA Minneapolis
CA Astoria
CA Northampton
DD Clark
DD Balch
DD Selfridge
DD Porter

Japanese ground losses:
95 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 33
Port hits 5



one small raid flies, mainly to test to see what CAP is out there...

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Car Nicobar at 43,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 3



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6


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

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Massachusetts



KB is now 2-3 days away from launching strikes... it will be a close thing.


East DEI
Moving strike aircraft west.


OZ
Tf detected off Nth Australia, mainly light combat and Tpt... don't appear to be moving.

Pacific
Nada

The ships that hit Wake Island last turn are steaming SE away from Wake.

China
We have the enemy bottled up in north central China. We are content to bombard, causes an average of 150 casulties a turn.


We are now starting to get a useful concentration of Naval strike aircraft in the area of operations. We will wait the two-four days for KB to come up, then launch a coordinated attack.

When KB attacks we should have a 20-30% margin, added with our land based air should generate a decisive result... depending on how much damage we suffer...



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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/24/2012 12:29:18 PM   
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The quandry is solved, despite there being only two logical options, as usual the enemy choose the third!

Andrew has landed on all four of the islands in the chain from Port Blair to Sabang, and has split his CV forces into two to cover them.... see the image in the next post.

Indicators and Warnings
Its all in the DEI at the moment, the rest is quiet... although there is some action around Townsville.

Subs
We had Kaga, this CVE and two CS in a TF... because the CVE was slowing it down we split it off... it sucked a topr but should make Batavia.

Sub attack near Oosthaven at 46,97

Japanese Ships
CVE Kaiyo, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Susuzuki

Allied Ships
SS Snapper


Burma
This turn he came for our main airbase, which is now closed, but we got a reasonable haul of bombers, B-25 in particular. Our fighters have now culminated and have been withdrawn. The Franks have concentrated in the DEI.

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 43,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 57
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 32
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 29
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 75



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 79


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 53
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 31
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 27
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 68



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 68


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 43
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 28
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 26
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 55



Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 12
Wellington B.X x 15
Kittyhawk IV x 10
B-17E Fortress x 26
B-17F Fortress x 14
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-24D1 Liberator x 79
B-25C Mitchell x 100
P-40K Warhawk x 90


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed, 42 damaged
N1K1-J George: 7 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 21 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 45 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 11 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 1 damaged
Wellington B.X: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Kittyhawk IV: 1 destroyed
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 4 destroyed


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



Airbase hits 58
Airbase supply hits 11
Runway hits 112

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 27
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 14
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 24
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 40



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 15
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 17
B-26 Marauder x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 5 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 5 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed
B-25C Mitchell: 4 destroyed, 6 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed


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



Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 2

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 22
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 11
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 19
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 18



Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 10
B-26 Marauder x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 5 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 7 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 2 destroyed



Runway hits 2

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 15
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 8
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 17
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 14



Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed by flak




Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 2

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 13
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 8
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 17
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 11



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 7
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 5
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 11
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 4



Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 8


No Japanese losses

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

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 5
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 5
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 3



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 15
P-38H Lightning x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed


No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 47,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 88


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


No Allied losses



DEI
We launch a few small strikes, mainly to test the CAP. Now we have a good idea what we are facing. Next turn fighters from the bases along the coast will sweep the invasion hexes, while KB comes in from the south to destroy the TF... to late to stop the troops from unloading, but they should have limited supply.

OZ

Pacific

China


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Situation and Plan

As you can see he has landed on the four islands, the landing forcese are engineer/BF heavy, with about a Bde of combat troops each. I'm not sure he understands the impact of having level 0(0) ports yet... they are very tough to resupply. His intent is clear though, to isolate Burma by sea and threaten the long coast of Malaya/Burma.

Our plan is to sweep with fighters, send a couple of small strikes from the land, mainly to tire the CVE force.

KB should then come in and hit the southern most forces at long range.

Next turn we will launch Naval strike to try and clean up what remains....

We have two divs at sea that can counter land if we wish to.

Well that is the plan!






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Waiting for turn to come in... I had the option of alcohol and ladies of negotiable affection or reporting on the AAR...

Anyway here is China. We have him boxed in and keep the remaining airfields suppressed, gives our aircrew some experiance! We don't have enough force to advance. Supply was a problem a few weeks ago, but no longer. Looks like China needs about 20k in supply a week from Japan even when you own most of the place...




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SWPAC
Has gone quiet. We had been seeing a bit of movement aroun the place, and was looking like it would be an area he would advance to. With the ops in The Indian Ocean this has gone quite, except the movement of forces to Groote Eylandt.

We have decent force (Air, Sea and land)in the area and aren't too concerned.

Off Map Tulagi and Lunga are major well developed and dug in bases.

He is mostly using Townsville.




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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/24/2012 11:34:45 PM   
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Glad to see the updates happening again.

What kind of strength do you have at Merauke and Port Moresby? I'm trying to gage what constitutes something more than a roadblock defence. I had 141 AV on Lunga and it was adjusted down to 55 behind level four forts and rough terrain, yet fell in one day.

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Waiting for turn to come in... I had the option of alcohol and ladies of negotiable affection or reporting on the AAR...



Priorities, Rob. Priorities.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/25/2012 3:53:52 AM   
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Glad to see the updates happening again.

What kind of strength do you have at Merauke and Port Moresby? I'm trying to gage what constitutes something more than a roadblock defence. I had 141 AV on Lunga and it was adjusted down to 55 behind level four forts and rough terrain, yet fell in one day.


Sounds like you were a bit unlucky... but did you have supply, how disrupted and decent leaders?

Merauke is 250AV behind level 6 forts.

PM is 380 AV (and dropping, we are starting to pull back a bit) behind level 6 forts.

Both have resonable units, PM has 2/3 of the 21st Div.

Cheers
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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/25/2012 4:14:55 AM   
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20 July 1943 Defeated by the weather

Bad weather in the AO and none of our land based air flew, and only about 1/2 of KB... the enemy has fled though (the torp in the CVE last turn probably gave the game away). We did get some minor ships, see below, for no loss, but the area is thick with subs...

So now Andrew has four islands, each with a Brit Bde, 2-4 US engineer units and BF. They are all level 0 ports, which will make them very problematic to supply. All are within range of our land based air, which despite the battles in central Burma are in reasonable shape (fighters) or good shape (bombers).

So now the battle will be on for us to interdict his resupply/build up, and him to advance in Burma so his Long Range bombers can hit our airfields. Should shape up into some really nice battles in the future!

Indicators and Warnings
The enemy tpt fleets have fled back towards Ceylon. The CV and CVE forces have joined up and are covering the withdrawel. There is no other movement detected elsewhere on the map.

Subs

ASW attack near Great Nicobar at 34,68

Japanese Ships
SS I-27, hits 7, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Rotherham
DD Tenedos
DD Allen
DD Relentless
DD Redoubt

ASW attack near Little Andaman at 42,58

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
DD McCalla
CL Sumatra
APA Bolivar
APA Crescent City
APA Heywood
APA W.A. Holbrook
APA Henry T. Allen
APA Zeilin
LSI(L) Australia Star
LSI(L) Empire Battleaxe
AKA Alchiba
AKA Alhena
AKA Bellatrix
DD Kalk
DD Barton

Submarine attack near Fraser Island at 97,156

Japanese Ships
SS I-176

Allied Ships
xAKL Ngakuta, Shell hits 14, heavy fires, heavy damage

ASW attack near Toyohara at 126,46

Japanese Ships
DD Mikazuki

Allied Ships
SS Lapon, hits 11, heavy damage



Burma
His fighters sweep and the bombers hit Mandalay against no opposition.

DEI
As noted abovethe weather impacts with only the following missions flow.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Great Nicobar at 41,68

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 11
A6M5 Zero x 37
A6M5b Zero x 33
B6N1 Jill x 26
B6N2 Jill x 6
D4Y1 Judy x 15



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N1 Jill: 2 damaged
B6N1 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
B6N2 Jill: 1 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Benham, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

DD Allen
DD Tenedos

Morning Air attack on TF, near Great Nicobar at 41,68

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Tenedos, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Allen
DD Relentless
DD Benham, heavy fires


The following shows what has landed on each of the islands.

Ground combat at Car Nicobar (44,62)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2622 troops, 42 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 162

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

Allied adjusted assault: 131

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 131 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Car Nicobar !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
14th British Brigade
45th USN Naval Construction Battalion
145th USA Base Force
48th USN Naval Construction Battalion
Rabaul Det. Base Force


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Ground combat at Trinkat (44,64)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2602 troops, 40 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 170

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

Allied adjusted assault: 127

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 127 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Trinkat !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
16th British Brigade
143rd USA Base Force
38th USN Naval Construction Battalion
40th USN Naval Construction Battalion
39th USN Naval Construction Battalion
142nd USA Base Force
9 RAAF Aviation Rgt


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Ground combat at Great Nicobar (43,66)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2207 troops, 40 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 180

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

Allied adjusted assault: 120

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 120 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Great Nicobar !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
23rd British Brigade
20th RAAF Base Force
141st USA Base Force
43rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
81st RAAF Wing
41st USN Naval Construction Battalion
144th USA Base Force
44th USN Naval Construction Battalion
XIII US Fighter Cmd



OZ

Pacific

China
We batter some Chinese units trying to get back behind their lines.

Ground combat at 69,45 (near Tsuyung)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3962 troops, 31 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 148

Defending force 1237 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Japanese adjusted assault: 129

Allied adjusted defense: 13

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
409 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
35th/B Division

Defending units:
16th Chinese Base Force
13th Construction Regiment


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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/25/2012 4:30:40 AM   
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The enemy is advancing on Shwebo. The plan to to make him prepare for Shwebo (which is mostly held by Armour and AT units, behind level 6 forts), then retire on the main defensive location of Mandalay. Our real intent is then to defend back in the jungle/rough... timing this move will be the challange!

Most of our air has moved south to prepare to attack the islands, and to recover. IJN airgroups are converting to Frank, some will remain Tojo IIC.




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This shows the current situation with the strikes from KB noted, and our main airbases circled. We have three Air HQ supporting at Sabang, Chumpun, and one split in south Sumatra. Another air HQ 2-3 days away and a fith about 8 days away. We have two divs at sea that are capable of conducting counter landings. This means we can probably take one of the islands back at a time.

Enemy forces are noted.







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