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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/5/2012 2:28:57 AM   
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2 Aug 1943 Our Aircrew are drunk...

Despite being perfectly positioned, and plenty of targets our CV crews barely fly. The CV's aren't overloaded... don't know what happened :( Our land based air also largely gets scoked in, but more do fly.


Indicators and Warnings
No other movements of note.

Subs
A mixed result, we loose a sub but will probably sink the CLAA!

Sub attack near Trinkat at 45,65

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo
DD Arashi

Allied Ships
SS Sailfish, hits 1

Sub attack near Little Andaman at 43,59

Japanese Ships
SS I-123, hits 17, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Barton
CLAA San Diego
DD Saufley
DD Farenholt

Sub attack near Little Andaman at 44,60

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
CLAA San Juan, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


Burma
He sweeps Shwebo, we launch air attacks in support from Toungoo, while he bombards the forward airbases, then launches a ground attack... not long to go now...

Ground combat at Shwebo (59,45)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 59373 troops, 1219 guns, 1631 vehicles, Assault Value = 2073

Defending force 20023 troops, 355 guns, 554 vehicles, Assault Value = 499

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Allied adjusted assault: 1690

Japanese adjusted defense: 561

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
3196 casualties reported
Squads: 44 destroyed, 194 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 71 disabled
Guns lost 80 (25 destroyed, 55 disabled)
Vehicles lost 35 (11 destroyed, 24 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
605 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 119 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 28 disabled
Guns lost 38 (2 destroyed, 36 disabled)
Vehicles lost 43 (6 destroyed, 37 disabled)


DEI
He tries to intercept our forces with a CL force which doesn't find us. In the morning abut 50% of our land based air attacks the TF.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Trinkat at 45,64

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 23
G4M1 Betty x 29



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 16 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
G4M1 Betty: 14 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Newcastle
DD Maury, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD McCall
CL Kenya, Torpedo hits 1
CL Helena, Torpedo hits 1


Morning Air attack on TF, near Trinkat at 45,64

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 10 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Newcastle, Bomb hits 1
CL Kenya, on fire
DD Smith




Our CV's do only these small launches. He has grouped all his remaining CV forces under the cover of Little Andaman Is, while his other TF flee towards Seylon (see map).

Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 43,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 12
A6M5b Zero x 81
B5N2 Kate x 11



Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 30


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 6 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 4 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed by flak


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Nassau
CV Yorktown
CVE Sangamon


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 43,59

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 15
A6M5b Zero x 24
B5N2 Kate x 10
D4Y1 Judy x 6



Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 2
P-40K Warhawk x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 36


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 7 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 7 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed, 7 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 4 destroyed


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Sangamon
CVE Nassau
BB Indiana

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 42,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 20
B5N2 Kate x 10



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Wasp, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk



We continue to sweep Little Andaman at long range to try to use up his sorties from the island. It hurts us a lot though.

Afternoon Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 14



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 37


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Afternoon Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 29



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 36


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Afternoon Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 191 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 57 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 3



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses


OZ

Pacific

China



We loose 90 aircraft today, mostly fighters esorting the small strikes or sweeping Little Andaman. He has concentrated under the cover of Little Andaman... we need to do something a bit clever....






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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/5/2012 12:32:00 PM   
obvert


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Looks like there's no getting away now with the KB between the Andamans and the open IO. I'm sure you'll get some planes to go tomorrow. There are a lot of ships out there.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/6/2012 5:30:32 AM   
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03 Aug 1943 Shwebo Falls, Mini KB is hit

Close to a disater :(

We loose Kaga a CVL and have 3 more CVE/L damaged from the surface attack. the weather is bad and almost no (3 out of 100?) of our land based aircraft fly. More details below :(


Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Burma
He sweeps Toungoo, but no bombers turn up.

Next turn we are going to try to raid the base where the P-47 are...

Shwebo falls.

Ground combat at Shwebo (59,45)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 58687 troops, 1220 guns, 1633 vehicles, Assault Value = 1968

Defending force 17374 troops, 345 guns, 551 vehicles, Assault Value = 259

Allied adjusted assault: 1111

Japanese adjusted defense: 86

Allied assault odds: 12 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Shwebo !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
4578 casualties reported
Squads: 220 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 270 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 94 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 249 (249 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 546 (546 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 10


Allied ground losses:
647 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 65 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 34 disabled
Vehicles lost 66 (16 destroyed, 50 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
268th Motorised Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
27th Infantry Division
2nd British Division
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
6th Australian Division
254th Armoured Brigade
40th Infantry Division
9th Indian Division
XXXIII Indian Corps
2/13th Field Regiment
6th Medium Regiment

Defending units:
1st Tank Division
53rd Division
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
31st Field AA Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
8th RF Gun Battalion



DEI
In a clever move Andrew sends out a SCTF.. mini KB, despite no react and being ordered to follow mini KB and its escorts decides to go after the enemy carriers alone.. and runs into the SCTF!

Night Time Surface Combat, near Little Andaman at 40,60, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga, Shell hits 19, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage [SINKS]
CVL Shoho
CVL Zuiho, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage [SINKS]
CVL Ryuho, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Hosho
CVE Taiyo
CVE Unyo, Shell hits 1
CS Mizuho
CS Chiyoda
DD Hatsuzuki
DD Wakazuki
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsushima, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Akatsuki
DD Usugumo, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Shirakumo
DD Isonami

Allied Ships
BB Revenge
BB Royal Sovereign, Shell hits 5
BB Resolution, Shell hits 6
DD Flusser, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Porter
DD Selfridge
DD Balch
DD Clark
DD Dewey


Out of 100 Netties these 9 fly... they couldn't hit the damaged Essex

Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 43,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 3



Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 2
P-40K Warhawk x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 26


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 43,57

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 6



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CLAA Juneau
CV Essex, heavy damage


A couple of small strikes from little Andaman.


Morning Air attack on TF, near Victoria Point at 49,65

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 60 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6
TBF-1 Avenger x 5


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei

Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 39,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 25
A6M5b Zero x 28



Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 16
SBD-3 Dauntless x 14


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIc: 7 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 5 destroyed

Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 39,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 22
A6M5b Zero x 25



Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 3 destroyed


Forgot that these guys flew as well..

Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 43,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 13



Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 2
P-40K Warhawk x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 26


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 8 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Resolution


We did get two good strikes! Would have been better against the CVE TF next door.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 42,59

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 11
A6M5b Zero x 10
B5N2 Kate x 5
B6N1 Jill x 17
D4Y1 Judy x 54



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
B6N1 Jill: 6 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 8 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Helena, Bomb hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Kenya, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Cushing, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Smith, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 39,51

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 6
B5N2 Kate x 25
B6N1 Jill x 14
D4Y1 Judy x 20



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
B6N1 Jill: 3 damaged
B6N1 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 7 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Washington, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CLAA Atlanta, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Frazier
DD Gansevoort


This one could have done with more aircraft :(

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 43,57

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 11
B6N2 Jill x 9



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CV Essex, heavy damage


Not sure this is confirmation of the loss of Essex. No indication that aircraft were lost.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 43,57

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 13



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 9 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CV Essex, and is sunk


OZ

Pacific

China



Logistics wise we are starting to get real concerned about our HI pools, they are only 800k... so we need to start cutting down production and using more pilots to reduce the cost of the pilots in the pools! A bit counter-intuitive... as we have done well we have an over supply of pilots which is costing us a lot to maintain (must be the 5 Star hotels they need).

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/6/2012 6:42:58 AM   
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Yuck. Well, you did identify a surface intercept as your biggest risk. Cold comfort now.

Still, while normally the IJN can't absorb exchanges, this one probably favored you. Remember how late it is. If Essex went down along with everything else, the enemy will be close to '44 before he can even start to nibble at the Empire again. By then it may be too late.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/6/2012 7:04:54 AM   
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Yes considering it is August 43 we aren't doing to bad, although evicting him off the islands will be tough with a lot of our surface fleet damaged..

Here are the plans for this turn, we are sending in two SCTF, one is the escorts that KB had (and Mini KB before it rushed off) the other is a Fast BB and a couple of CA coming in from the other direction. thes arethe two solid red lines. KB will move back but still in range, and we will try to get our LBA off the ground. This is the dashed line

Have flown in some fighters and Judy to Port blair so they can have a go too... the service is trashed byut runway is under 20 and should be gone altogether by the time the planes fly...

Our landing forces will move up and combine with a covering force and prepare to land next turn at Trinkat, the level 1 airfield.






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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/6/2012 11:29:04 AM   
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He was smart to just have DDs with his BBs. Add in those DDs were the Porter Class and it was a good SC TF. I don't see any of the newer Fletcher DDs in the mix, so count your blessings there.

You just don't have enough CAs to go everywhere they are needed.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/7/2012 10:13:03 AM   
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We are short of battleworthy CA's!


4 Aug 1943

Of our cunning plans the SCTF sail right through the hex where his battle fleet were last turn, they had moved into Little Andaman, and escape out the other side.

Our air attacks from Port Blair hit nothing, and he bombs the place in return, although we are able to pull out undamaged aircraft.

Our sweep and bombing in Buram does OK, but we don't get the target we are after, the P-47's.

Our invasion force is now linked up with moderate SCTF 5 hex from Trinkat ready to land next turn.

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Sub attack near Phuket at 46,69

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 18
SC Ch 17
SC Ch 12
SC Ch 20

Allied Ships
SS Triton, hits 1

Burma
We attack Kalemo in an effort to hit the bases his fighters are flying from.

Morning Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 26



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 11
P-40N1 Warhawk x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 4 destroyed
P-40N1 Warhawk: 1 destroyed


Morning Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 20



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 94 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 18
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 81



Allied aircraft
P-40N1 Warhawk x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane FR.IIb: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 23
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 31


He trashes Toungoo, but no-one is home.

Morning Air attack on Toungoo , at 57,50

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 16
Wellington Ic x 15
Wellington B.X x 14
B-17E Fortress x 26
B-17F Fortress x 14
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 32
P-38H Lightning x 33
F6F-3 Hellcat x 19


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged

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



Airbase hits 85
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 136


DEI
We sweep Car Nicobar

Morning Air attack on Car Nicobar , at 44,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 22



Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 2
Kittyhawk IV x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 34


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IV: 2 destroyed


the Afternoon attack does better.

Afternoon Air attack on Car Nicobar , at 44,62

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 15



Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 1
Kittyhawk IV x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 27


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet IV: 1 destroyed
Kittyhawk IV: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed


Our air attacks go in against the CVE force, but can't penetrate the CAP.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 44,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 5
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 19



Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 23


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 6 destroyed


No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 44,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 18



Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 12 destroyed

No Allied losses


Our strikes on Car Nicobar cause damage... but the cost is high.

Morning Air attack on Car Nicobar , at 44,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 36



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 13 destroyed, 7 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 10


Also goes for Rangoon, we see him off for a heavy cost. The elite Nick units do the job.

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 21
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 36



Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 13


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 4 destroyed, 8 damaged
Liberator II: 1 destroyed by flak


He trashes Port Blair.

Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 3



Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 56


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 8 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 59


OZ

Pacific

China


Next turn we land on Trinkat, KB and Mini KAB are pulling back to cover.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/7/2012 12:34:30 PM   
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5 Aug 1943
We succesfully land at Trinkat, but loose another CVL :(

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Bugger! She sinks with all aircraft aboard :(

Sub attack near Sabang at 39,70

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryuho, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Isonami

Allied Ships
SS Pargo, hits 1


ASW attack near Trinkat at 44,64

Japanese Ships
CL Kashima
CL Katori
E Karii
E Yomogi
E Tsuta
AMC Saigon Maru
AMC Nosiro Maru
AMC Asaka Maru
DMS W-3
APD Hishu
APD Hagi
LSD Shinshu Maru
AK Azumasan Maru
AK Amagisan Maru
AK Tosan Maru
AK Kyushu Maru
AK Sakito Maru
xAP Teibi Maru
xAP Shanghai Maru
xAP Tenzan Maru
xAP Koan Maru
xAP Kamo Maru
xAP Huzi Maru
xAP Hakusan Maru
xAP Teia Maru
DD Minekaze
E W-20
E Hashidate
E Yanagi

Allied Ships
SS KX, hits 2

Sub attack near Car Nicobar at 44,63

Japanese Ships
DD Maikaze
BB Hiei
CA Ashigara
CA Atago
CL Yubari
CL Kuma
DD Asashio
DD Hayashio
DD Numakaze
DD Hokaze
DD Yamagumo

Allied Ships
SS Pompano, hits 1


Burma

DEI
We bombard Car Nicobar in support of the nearby landings at Trinkat. No real opposition, except a few aircraft, most of which we shoot down. One xAP takes a bomb. We get about 470AV ashore.

Night Naval bombardment of Car Nicobar at 44,62

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet IV: 4 damaged
Martlet IV: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 34 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground


Japanese Ships
BB Hiei
CA Ashigara
CA Chokai
CA Atago
CL Yubari
CL Kuma
DD Numakaze
DD Hokaze
DD Yamagumo
DD Arashio
DD Asashio
DD Maikaze
DD Hayashio


Allied ground losses:
81 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 46
Port hits 15
Port supply hits 2

Considering the preperation of the troops disruption is light.

Amphibious Assault at Trinkat (44,64)

TF 70 troops unloading over beach at Trinkat, 44,64

Japanese ground losses:
1050 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 89 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 44 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (0 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 28 (1 destroyed, 27 disabled)

Morning Air attack on TF, near Trinkat at 44,64

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3
A6M5b Zero x 11
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 8



Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 14
F6F-3 Hellcat x 1


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
Beaufort VIII: 1 destroyed by flak
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Japanese Ships
xAP Ukishima Maru
CA Kumano
CA Takao
CL Nagara

Morning Air attack on TF, near Trinkat at 44,64

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2
A6M5b Zero x 9
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 4



Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 19


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 5 destroyed, 3 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak


Japanese Ships
AK Amagisan Maru
xAP Kamo Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AMC Nosiro Maru
APD Hagi


Our LBA Naval strike aircraft finally fly in a mass... not many hits though :(

Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 44,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 159 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 55 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 40
G4M1 Betty x 24
N1K1-J George x 2
N1K2-J George x 38



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 25
P-40N5 Warhawk x 50
F6F-3 Hellcat x 65


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 4 destroyed, 17 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 7 destroyed, 4 damaged
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 6 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Indiana
BB Royal Sovereign, Torpedo hits 1
BB Revenge


These strikes don't do so good though.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 44,59

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 12
N1K2-J George x 31



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 19
P-40N5 Warhawk x 43
F6F-3 Hellcat x 47


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N5 Warhawk: 2 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 44,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 13
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 15



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 22
P-40N5 Warhawk x 41
F6F-3 Hellcat x 53


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 5 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed


The defenders of the base shouldn't take long to overcome...

Ground combat at Trinkat (44,64)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2567 troops, 40 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 170

Defending force 11967 troops, 58 guns, 180 vehicles, Assault Value = 475

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



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

Defending units:
27th Electric Engr Rgt /1
10th Div /3
2nd Tank Rgt /1
9th Div /1
25th Army /1



OZ

Pacific

China



We are concerned he will send in the two BB TF at Little Andaman Is to Trinkat. So we will pull back three hex for a turn, then come back in. Another day of unloading and we will have plenty of force to take the island.

Our CV forces are moving to Sabang to rearm and refuel from the support ships that are there. He may take that opportunity to flee... not a lot we can do.

Lots of aircraft on ASW ops... nasty nasty subs!

In Japan we have just bought out a half strength div, the 46th, which is preping for Litle Andaman. By the time it gets to Singapore a rebuilds a bit it should be nicely prepared for the next landing.

We have a recently arrived CVE Shinyo waiting for the CV Unryo to arrive in 2 days. It is collecting a small fleet including a BB damaged earlier which is 1 day away from full repair, a CA and about 6 DD's. The CV Amagi is 33 days away.

Cheers

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We pull back from Trinkat, he doesn't attack at sea.



Indicators and Warnings

His fleet in the Indian Ocena has pulled back to Madras/Ceylon.

Subs
Some close calls...

Sub attack near Sabang at 42,69

Japanese Ships
CV Akagi
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CS Chitose
DD Makinami
DD Yukikaze
DD Fujinami
DD Suzunami
DD Tamanami

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish, hits 1

ASW attack near Trinkat at 44,65

Japanese Ships
CA Takao
CL Nagara
DD Onami
DD Yugumo
DD Hatsuharu
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Kagero

Allied Ships
SS Pompano



A hit and some HITS... We are running short of subs!

Sub attack near Little Andaman at 43,57

Japanese Ships
SS I-32, hits 8, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Cushing, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Hobby
BB Massachusetts

Burma

Our planes from Toungoo attacking Akyab wave as they pass his planes from Akyab hitting Toungoo... the results are predictable. We get some of his Spitfires defending Akyab while his P-47 from Akyab find no CAP over Toungoo, his bombers trash Toungoo, we do light to moderate damage to Akyab.



DEI
We bomb the troops at Trinkat from the air. Next turn a BB TF will bombard, more troops will land and we will attack on the ground...

He makes an attempt to strike from Little Andaman. He has a lot of fighters there still... so we will wait and form some bombardment TF.


Morning Air attack on TF, near Great Nicobar at 43,67

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 16
A6M5b Zero x 41



Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 15


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
Beaufort VIII: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
xAP Ukishima Maru
CL Naka
CL Tatsuta

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




OZ

Pacific

China


We have turned off some aircraft and engine production, armament and vehicle production, and are trying to pull as many pilots as we can to save HI. This has doubled our HI each turn to about 5k. The Tk div we had trashed at Shwebo is starting to rebuild and is using a lot of vehicle points.



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7 August 1943 Trinkat Falls!

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Lots of subs, we have several hundred aircraft on ASW.

ASW attack near Great Nicobar at 44,66

Japanese Ships
DD Susuzuki, Torpedo hits 1
CA Takao
CL Nagara
DD Kagero
DD Onami
DD Yugumo
DD Hatsuharu
DD Shiratsuyu

Allied Ships
SS Sailfish, hits 5

ASW attack near Great Nicobar at 44,66

Japanese Ships
E Kasasagi
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
SS O19, hits 4

ASW attack near Trinkat at 44,64

Japanese Ships
E Kasasagi

Allied Ships
SS KX, hits 9


There are another 7 attacks with no result in the same area.

Burma
He sweeps Toungoo and attacks Toungoo and Taung Gyi, our planes are all in movement over the rail lines back deeper into Burma.



DEI
After attacks from the air and the sea our ground troops go in and achieve victory!

Ground combat at Trinkat (44,64)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9757 troops, 58 guns, 101 vehicles, Assault Value = 491

Defending force 8964 troops, 56 guns, 40 vehicles, Assault Value = 152

Japanese adjusted assault: 192

Allied adjusted defense: 59

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Trinkat !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
361 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled


Allied ground losses:
9621 casualties reported
Squads: 98 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 382 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 168 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 58 (58 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 58 (58 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 7


Assaulting units:
9th Division
10th Division
27th Electric Engineer Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
25th Army

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


The destruction of a Brit Bde is welcome!

OZ

Pacific

China


We start preping for Little Andaman. We will form 3 Bombardment TF that will operate from the Malaya coast to close the place while we pull back the ground troops and reequip and reorganise our much depleated carrier forces. A fresh Div will soon leave Japan to give use three for the assault. It should arive in Singapore in 10 days, and the attack will go in 4-5 days later.

HI is building nicely at 5k a turn. We are stopping many of the smaller resource convoys and starting to rationalise ships at sea to save fuel.

Some recent arrivals of TK convoys has boosted fuel in the HI to 43 days of supply. Oil is still droping though, we are oving all that is available. Supply has jumped dramatically to almost 800k!

We have a large excess of Tk's compared to available fuel to move.

We do have about 500k of fuel set aside in the East DEI, Philipines, SWPAC for potential fleet operations. Now we are focussed on moving the fuel in the DEI home as quickly as it is made.

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Nicely done at Trinkat!

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Little Andaman is next!

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/9/2012 6:52:11 PM   
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1 down, 3 to go, and not much the enemy can do about it.

Destroying four Brit brigades will do a number on their rather low squad replacement rate, IIRC.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/12/2012 2:52:23 AM   
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Thanks gents, yes we are happy with progress, trashed another Brit unit this turn!

8 Aug 1943

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Nice :) I hate CLAA ships.

Sub attack near Trincomalee at 36,47

Japanese Ships
SS I-28

Allied Ships
CLAA Atlanta, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage


Sub attack near Trincomalee at 35,49

Japanese Ships
SS I-28, hits 6

Allied Ships
DD Bailey
DD Farenholt
DD Barton

ASW attack near Great Nicobar at 41,67

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 20
SC Ch 12
SC Ch 18

Allied Ships
SS Hake, hits 1


Burma
He had been moving aroud our flank, se we sent out some tanks... they did good :)

Ground combat at 57,45 (near Meiktila)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 517 troops, 0 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

Defending force 392 troops, 0 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 37

Japanese adjusted assault: 40

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker:


Allied ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 36 (27 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
14th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
44th Cavalry Regiment


DEI
Continue to spress Car Nicobar

Morning Air attack on Car Nicobar , at 44,62

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 28
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 46



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 7 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground




Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14



And he is keeping Port Blair down.

Afternoon Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 31


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed on ground
J1N1-C Irving: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged

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


OZ

Pacific
A TF is detected heading in towards Wake... not a lot we can do.

China


Our airforce is recovering while our TF move into position to beigin a cycle of bombardment runs on Little Andaman.



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9 Aug 1943

Indicators and Warnings
Invasion of Wake Is appears certain... We are trying to mobilise some forces.

Subs
Lots of sub action in the Indian ocean, the following with some effect.

ASW attack near Trinkat at 44,65

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 20
SC Ch 12
SC Ch 18

Allied Ships
SS Rasher, hits 1

Submarine attack near Phuket at 48,67

Japanese Ships
DD Akatsuki
DD Shirayuki
DD Isonami
DD Shirakumo

Allied Ships
SS KXIV, hits 16, and is sunk


Burma
He is supressing our central Burma airfields. We aren't contesting.... yet.


DEI
We continue to hit Car Nicobar, the first BB Tf should hit Little Andamen next turn.

Morning Air attack on Car Nicobar , at 44,62

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 51



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 42


OZ

Pacific
Sweeps over Merauke. We put some SSX into Port and a TF... he got one of the ones in port... bugger :(

Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Mitchell II x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-29, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage



Port hits 5


China

We have a recently arrived CV and a CVE heading towards Wake.... probably too little too late... Also a single CL will make a suicide run.

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Is it a good day when you wipe out 1/3rd of a USMC div?

10 Aug 1943

Indicators and Warnings

Landing at Wake!

Subs
Did we mention ther are a few subs in the Indian Ocean?

ASW attack near Trinkat at 44,64

Japanese Ships
AMC Asaka Maru
AK Sakito Maru
E Yomogi

Allied Ships
SS Peto, hits 6

Sub attack near Sabang at 45,67

Japanese Ships
xAP Baikal Maru
SC Ch 10
AK Awazisan Maru
AK Kinka Maru
AK Kaga Maru
xAP Manzyu Maru
xAP Kanzyu Maru
xAP Buenos Aires Maru
E Saishu
E Sarushima
E W-1

Allied Ships
SS Greenling, hits 1

ASW attack near Sabang at 44,69

Japanese Ships
E Hayabusa
E Sagi

Allied Ships
SS Capelin, hits 1


Urgent resupply of depth charges needed, must increase production!

Burma
He smashes the Tk regt from the air that smashed his recon regiment last turn :(

Afternoon Air attack on 14th Tank Regiment, at 57,45 , near Meiktila

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 66
B-26 Marauder x 9
P-40K Warhawk x 22
P-40N1 Warhawk x 24


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 108 (13 destroyed, 95 disabled)


DEI
Our BB Tf didn't go in to Little Andamen, trying again.

We continue to supress Car Nicobar.

Trying a sweep of Little Andamen next turn.

Our TF have converged at Victoria point, AKE arrive next turn, AO's to follow.


OZ

Pacific
He hits Wake island, smashes the CD unit from the sea and air, but our well dug in and supplied troops slaughter the invaders.

Afternoon Air attack on Wake Coastal Gun Battalion, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 10
TBF-1 Avenger x 43


No Allied losses

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

Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

39 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Idaho
BB Pennsylvania
BB Arizona
BB West Virginia
BB Maryland
DD Sampson
DD Frankford
DD Harding
DD Gillespie, Shell hits 1
DD Taylor
DD Strong

Japanese ground losses:
207 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 24 (6 destroyed, 18 disabled)



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 12
Port hits 9

Pre-Invasion action off Wake Island (136,98) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

88 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Wichita, Shell hits 1
DD Cony
DD Converse
DD Claxton
DD Braine
LST-479
LST-476
LST-477

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


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

Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 6662 troops, 148 guns, 150 vehicles, Assault Value = 352

Defending force 3371 troops, 53 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 108

Allied adjusted assault: 5

Japanese adjusted defense: 80

Allied assault odds: 1 to 16 (fort level 5)

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

Japanese ground losses:
273 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled


Allied ground losses:
3041 casualties reported
Squads: 165 destroyed, 67 disabled

Non Combat: 85 destroyed, 82 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 42 (29 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 46 (25 destroyed, 21 disabled)


Assaulting units:
151st Combat Engineer Regiment
4th Marine Rgt /1
22nd Marine Rgt /1
4th USMC Tank Bn /5
10th Marine Def Bn /1

Defending units:
3rd South Seas Gsn
46th Naval Guard Unit
50th JNAF Coy
49th JNAF AF Unit
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
7th JNAF Coy /1


Next turn a CL will attack at night to hopefully disrupt the landings. Our CV forces are 3-4 days away. He appears to have a CVE and a CVL or 2. Will he continue, or cut his losses and abandon the troops that are there...

China



When invading Atolls bring divisions...


The answer is "Yes it is a good day".

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Ouch. Your opponent has had a rough couple of weeks. BANZAI to you guys!

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11 Aug 1943 The hurt keeps coming

He keeps landing at Wake Is, then a lone CL makes it through the screen, probably because everything was shooting at the gallant defenders of Wake.

In the Indian Ocean an enemy CA Tf at Little Andaman makes our bombardment forces react away out of contact... the Netties find them the next morning.

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

ASW attack near Victoria Point at 49,64

Japanese Ships
DD Arashio
CA Ashigara
CA Chokai
CA Atago
CA Takao
DD Hatsuharu
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Yamagumo

Allied Ships
SS Cabrilla, hits 3

Sub attack near Madras at 40,48

Japanese Ships
SS I-166, hits 5

Allied Ships
DD Hobby

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ASW attack near Horn Island at 91,128

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-31, hits 10, heavy damage

Allied Ships
AM Launceton
AM Junee


Burma
Our Tk regt is destroyed when all his air arrives... was nice while it lasted.

Morning Air attack on 14th Tank Regiment, at 57,45 , near Meiktila

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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


Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 13
Hurricane IIc Trop x 31
Wellington Ic x 14
Wellington B.X x 14
B-25C Mitchell x 102
B-25D1 Mitchell x 15
B-26 Marauder x 24
P-40N1 Warhawk x 23


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 57 (55 destroyed, 2 disabled)


P-47D rule the sky. Time to pull out :(

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 57
Ki-84a Frank x 21



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 118


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 11 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 9 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed




DEI
We sweep Little Andaman, the Bobbardment forces didn't hit, but the sweeps tire out the CAP that lets the Nells in. Another 40 odd Netties fail to fly :(

Morning Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 36



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 66


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 13 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 36



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 48


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 15 destroyed

No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 45,58

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 22



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 45


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 22 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CA Quincy
CA Northampton, Torpedo hits 1
DD Beale
DD Conway

OZ
A resupply convoy?

Submarine attack near Geraldton at 47,139

Japanese Ships
SS I-37

Allied Ships
LCT-150, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage


Pacific
Here is our CL in action at Wake...

Night Time Surface Combat, near Wake Island at 136,98, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Oyodo

Allied Ships
CA Wichita, Shell hits 3
DD Braine
DD Claxton
DD Converse
DD Cony
DE Edward C. Daly
DE Gilmore
DE Burden R. Hastings
DE LeHardy, Shell hits 1, on fire
APA Pierce
APA Sheridan, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
APA Cambria
LSD Belle Grove, Shell hits 16, and is sunk
LST-476
LST-477, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
LST-478
LST-479, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage


He looses no troops. Our CL mkes a clean break.

While the CL was hitting the transports the bombardment force was hitting Wake.

Night Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

34 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Idaho
BB Pennsylvania, Shell hits 2
BB Arizona
BB West Virginia
BB Maryland
DD Sampson
DD Frankford
DD Harding
DD Gillespie
DD Taylor
DD Strong

Japanese ground losses:
112 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5


He is now heavily overstacked on Wake, lacks the combat power to take it and the cavalry are on the way...

Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 689 troops, 30 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 92

Defending force 5230 troops, 124 guns, 155 vehicles, Assault Value = 163

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



Assaulting units:
46th Naval Guard Unit
3rd South Seas Gsn
Maizuru 2nd SNLF /1
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
50th JNAF Coy
49th JNAF AF Unit
7th JNAF Coy /1

Defending units:
151st Combat Engineer Regiment
22nd Marine Regiment
4th USMC Tank Bn /5
4th Marine Regiment
10th Marine Def Bn /1



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We hit Little Andaman. Wake keeps fighting!

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

ASW attack near Sabang at 44,68

Japanese Ships
E Sagi

Allied Ships
SS Capelin, hits 1

ASW attack near Sabang at 44,69

Japanese Ships
E Sagi

Allied Ships
SS Capelin, hits 1

Sub attack near Victoria Point at 48,64

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya
DD Yukikaze
DD Akizuki
DD Urakaze
DD Tokitsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Rasher, hits 1


Burma
He sweeps Rangoon, we handle the P-38 ok... but not the P-47.

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 15
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 24
Ki-84a Frank x 50



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 19


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 2 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 11
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 20
Ki-84a Frank x 48



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 20


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 2 destroyed


Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 24
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 28
Ki-84a Frank x 41



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 102



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 7 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 4 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 11 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed



DEI
Mines are found at Little Andama, a DD hits one, is split off with a CA? That then runs into some Fletchers at clsoe range... not pretty.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Little Andaman at 44,59, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai, Shell hits 24, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Yamagumo, and is sunk


Allied Ships
DD Fletcher
DD Anthony
DD Beale
DD Bennett
DD Conway, Shell hits 1



We get some good hits in on Little Andaman, most of the aircraft fled.

Night Naval bombardment of Little Andaman at 44,59

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 37 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed on ground
Catalina I: 17 damaged
Catalina I: 1 destroyed on ground


Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Nagato
DD Shiokaze
DD Akikaze
DD Yayoi
DD Kisaragi
DD Mutsuki
DD Akebono
DD Asagiri
DD Suzukaze
DD Samidare
DD Makigumo


Allied ground losses:
604 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 20 disabled
Vehicles lost 8 (4 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Airbase hits 22
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 63
Port hits 19
Port supply hits 5

We follow up from the air.

Afternoon Air attack on Car Nicobar , at 44,62

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 31
G4M1 Betty x 31



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 6 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged


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


Airbase hits 16
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 57


He bombs the troops at Mandaly to little effect.

OZ

Pacific
He continues to land and fight at Wake... but doesn't make headway...

Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5450 troops, 133 guns, 157 vehicles, Assault Value = 189

Defending force 3295 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 98

Allied adjusted assault: 34

Japanese adjusted defense: 48

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 5)

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: disruption(-), fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
348 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
996 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 68 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 28 (16 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 23 (8 destroyed, 15 disabled)



Assaulting units:
4th Marine Regiment
151st Combat Engineer Regiment
22nd Marine Regiment
4th USMC Tank Battalion
10th Marine Def Bn /1

Defending units:
3rd South Seas Gsn
46th Naval Guard Unit
Maizuru 2nd SNLF /1
50th JNAF Coy
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
49th JNAF AF Unit
7th JNAF Coy /1


China
We are moving around trying to find an area of useful tactical advantage.



We are going to cease the sea bombardments of Little Andaman. The mine threat is too great and we should be able to keep it closed using our air until the forces are ready to invade. That is about 7-10 days from now... maybe a bit longer depending on the risk we want to take.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/14/2012 1:52:10 PM   
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I think in my next game as Japan I will not upgrade all my DMS to E Class. Thankfully, some will go back to DMS in Jan '44, but I could use them now.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/16/2012 9:53:52 AM   
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I agree, we planned that, somehow they upgraded... I blame Tony turning the upgrades on... We have just converted a lot of the 11 kt PB's into AMc.

13 Aug 1943


Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Burma
In a suprise move we bomb Warzup then try an attack... we are then thrown out.

Ground combat at Warazup (63,41)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1188 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Defending force 1183 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 69

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
448 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
112th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
111th Chindit Bde /1
36th Chinese Div /1



Andrew attacks two div we have digging i in central Burma. We suffer a lot of casulties, only the first raid is shown. We know this will happen, but don't want to abandon central Burma yet...

Morning Air attack on 24th Division, at 58,46 , near Meiktila

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 3
Wellington B.X x 14
B-17E Fortress x 21
B-17F Fortress x 11
B-24D1 Liberator x 72
B-25C Mitchell x 98
B-25D1 Mitchell x 15
B-26 Marauder x 6
P-40N1 Warhawk x 24


Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
1215 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 77 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 96 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

DEI
Bloody mines, another ship gone :(

TF 193 encounters mine field at Sabang (44,70)

Japanese Ships
E Hayabusa, Mine hits 1, heavy damage



Some good hits on Little Andaman.

Morning Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 17
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 26
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 49



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Catalina I: 4 damaged
Catalina I: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 16 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 14


OZ
We catch some LCT resupplying Groote

Night Time Surface Combat, near Groote Eylandt at 82,130, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Noshiro

Allied Ships
LCT-128, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-129, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


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Morning Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 20
G4M1 Betty x 32



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 6 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 9 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 26



Pacific
Another repulsed attack at Wake, huge losses in the engineers. Our strength is going down too, but he has shot is bolt now, we doubt there is the reserve force that would take the island...

Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4662 troops, 122 guns, 148 vehicles, Assault Value = 123

Defending force 3056 troops, 75 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 86

Allied adjusted assault: 17

Japanese adjusted defense: 48

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 5)


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

Japanese ground losses:
678 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 60 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
909 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 46 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 13 (5 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 23 (7 destroyed, 16 disabled)


Assaulting units:
151st Combat Engineer Regiment
22nd Marine Regiment
4th USMC Tank Battalion
4th Marine Regiment
10th Marine Def Bn /1

Defending units:
46th Naval Guard Unit
Maizuru 2nd SNLF /1
3rd South Seas Gsn /4
49th JNAF AF Unit
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
50th JNAF Coy
7th JNAF Coy /1


China
We are moving in to position to hit a group with two armoured divs...



In the Pacific our CV force should get a strike on the ships off Wake unless he pulls back.

Heavy Industry is going up nicely at 5000k a turn... but we have a long way to go. Oil and fuel remain stable.


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CA Chokai sinks today :(

Victory at Wake!


Indicators and Warnings
The enemy fleets near wake appear to be going, just as our cavalry get near the stage...

Subs


Sub attack near Little Andaman at 44,59

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-39
Sub attack near Sabang at 45,69

Japanese Ships
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
SS Pickerel, hits 2

Sub attack near Madras at 39,49

Japanese Ships
SS I-166, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD McCall
DD Nicholas
DD LaVallette
DD Gridley
DD Waller


Burma
We sweep and bomb Akyab from Prome against no opposition getting a P-47D on the ground. He hits where we were last turn... the shell game continues.

DEI
Not the most efficient way, and one of our few remaining DMS :(

TF 4 encounters mine field at Sabang (44,70)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-3, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



1 mine cleared


We again hit Little Andaman, it is showing 100% closed, with a few aircraft still on the ground which we are killing.

He has several smallish TF NW of Port Blair, probably waiting to sweep in on any landing we do near Little Andaman.



OZ

Pacific
At Wake our strength is gowing... his isn't. Our CV force is now one turn away from the action.

4th Marine Regiment Wiped Out at Wake Island by attrition!!!


China
Next turn we will bomb the stack we are planning to attack, the turn after the TK Divs should be in position.

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Burma
We sweep and bomb Akyab from Prome against no opposition getting a P-47D on the ground. He hits where we were last turn... the shell game continues.


So do you move your entire group of fighters and bombers each turn? How long does it take to build back the bases that are trashed? I'm wary of this as there are just not enough engineers to go around and he pilots must suffer from fatigue and low moral moving around so much. Do you rail a bunch of engineers in, clean it up, and move out, or just hope he can't get to all of the bases before some are built back up with what is there?

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Each base has 100-200 engineers. Moving them isn't effective. We shuttle the whole aircraft shabang around every turn or two over about 6-9 bases. We pull back to Rangoon, Pegu and Moulmein, sometimes Chiang Mai and Bangkok to rest and refit (refit usually at Bangkok so we use supply there, not in Burma). We then launch forward onto 2 or more airfields to reduce the risk to counter attack. Repeat.

The AirHQ are kept in Strat mode and shuttle around as well.

Because of the house rules we are using the P-47 can fly at 42k and dive on the Frank at 31k winning at massive odds. We are going to try a lower altitude next turn, around 5-10k so we hopefully avoid the fighters but get the bombers.

Next game I think we would aim to have a house rule to reduce air operations to no higher than 20k for all aircraft.

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quote:

Burma
We sweep and bomb Akyab from Prome against no opposition getting a P-47D on the ground. He hits where we were last turn... the shell game continues.


So do you move your entire group of fighters and bombers each turn? How long does it take to build back the bases that are trashed? I'm wary of this as there are just not enough engineers to go around and he pilots must suffer from fatigue and low moral moving around so much. Do you rail a bunch of engineers in, clean it up, and move out, or just hope he can't get to all of the bases before some are built back up with what is there?



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15 Aug 1943

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

ASW attack near Sabang at 42,69

Japanese Ships
DD Yuzuki
E Kasasagi

Allied Ships
SS Hake, hits 1


Burma
He mines Victoria Point, wher our ships have been assembling, hits a DD and sinks it :( Our ships will evacuate south.

We sweep and bomb Akyab, but the P-47 that were there had moved to ledo, so we only get one on the ground.

He bombs our two divs in the open and really starts to make a mess of them, we will try a CAP next turn, then we will march out of the open.

DEI
Off Port Blair Nells make a long distance strike at a DD group, and miss.

We continue to hit Little Andaman getting a couple of aircraft (Hellcat and Cats) on the ground.

OZ

Pacific
Nells bomb the Marines at Wake.

Our CV force ends up 10 hex from an enemy TF, we will follow one more day then head back to pound Wake.


China



We knew defeding in the open was a problem, but we were hoping that having late war fighters in 1943 would make more of a difference than it has... lets see how we go next turn.


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the CAP trap works after a fasion, but not the effect we were after.

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Burma
With around 300 Frank spread over 3 airfields 1 hex from our troops in the open we felt we would have a good chance. I set them all to 31k feet, which in hindsight was the main mistake.

It started off badly :(

Morning Air attack on 24th Division, at 58,46 , near Meiktila

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 175



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 23 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed


But then our planes got into the swing of things, problem was the planes were too high, and couldn't dive on the bombers quick enough :( So our troops still got hit :(

Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 58,46 , near Meiktila

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 203



Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 16
Liberator II x 3
Wellington Ic x 14
Wellington B.X x 14
B-17E Fortress x 25
B-17F Fortress x 11
B-24D1 Liberator x 60
B-25C Mitchell x 80
B-25D1 Mitchell x 15
B-26 Marauder x 23
F4U-1 Corsair x 24
F6F-3 Hellcat x 35


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet IV: 3 destroyed
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 4 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed


Japanese ground losses:
1138 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 97 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 96 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled

Morning Air attack on 24th Division, at 58,46 , near Meiktila

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 196



Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 11
B-17F Fortress x 3
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
F4U-1 Corsair x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 3 destroyed


Japanese ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Morning Air attack on 24th Division, at 58,46 , near Meiktila

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 179



Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 7
F4U-1 Corsair x 1


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on 24th Division, at 58,46 , near Meiktila

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 178



Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
F4U-1 Corsair x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 58,46 , near Meiktila

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 166



Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
65 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 58,46 , near Meiktila

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 164



Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

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


This continues for about another 4-5 raids, our planes don't intercept. The force is now "blown" and will have to move back to recover morale and fatigue :(


DEI
We continie to kill a few Hellcat and Cats on the ground at Litle Andaman.

He has moved some TF up to within 8 hex from Litle Andama/Port Blair, so have moved some Jill to Port Blair to see if we can hit them.

OZ
We bomb and drop paras on Groote Eylandt, but fail to take it due to the 2 forts and the engineers who put up a good fight :(

Ground combat at Groote Eylandt (82,130)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 551 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Defending force 1090 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

Japanese adjusted assault: 8

Allied adjusted defense: 129

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 16 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
224 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
4th Raiding Rgt /2

Defending units:
2nd USMC Parachute Battalion
2nd USN Naval Const Rgt /1


Pacific

China
I mentioned a few turns ago that we were shuffling troops in China, this freed up the two Armd Divs who then concentrated and attacked with good air support...


Ground combat at 76,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 39700 troops, 419 guns, 1382 vehicles, Assault Value = 1597

Defending force 21614 troops, 141 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 901

Japanese adjusted assault: 1006

Allied adjusted defense: 253

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
3242 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 172 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
7275 casualties reported
Squads: 248 destroyed, 213 disabled
Non Combat: 222 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 16 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 23 (5 destroyed, 18 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
61st Infantry Brigade
2nd Tank Division
3rd Tank Division
57th Infantry Brigade
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
104th/C Division

Defending units:
70th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps



They can now move onto the next hex and repeat. Need to kill Chinese squads, and clean up the line of communications which he is trying to stretch.

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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 5/19/2012 5:47:59 PM   
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Something tells me Angelina isn't really commenting on your CAP trap Rob.

Can anything be done to stop the Thuds? Yowsers.

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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 5/19/2012 9:49:01 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cribtop

Something tells me Angelina isn't really commenting on your CAP trap Rob.

Can anything be done to stop the Thuds? Yowsers.

Layered CAP of Franks at 20k and N1K1 Georges at 41k is about the best Japs can do. In the very best cases I've seen this arrangement getting better than 1:1 kill ratios against Thunderbolt sweeps. All older planes are fodder.

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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 5/20/2012 12:41:15 AM   
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Enemy forces at Wake destroyed!

Indicators and Warnings
Andrew has a couple of Tf in the IO, I think he is sending them in to attempt to disrupt any landing of ours... this turn a DD Tf hangs around until daylight hours...

Subs

Sub attack near Phuket at 47,69

Japanese Ships
E Karii
DD Natsugumo
DD Arashi

Allied Ships
SS Kingfish, hits 3


Burma
These Nell decide to do a long range launch, rather than go after the much closer DD's.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Chittagong at 55,41

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 11



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
SC PC-1077
YMS BYMS-2005
LST-338



He bombs our ground troops again, casulties are over 1000.

DEI
These DD's hang around and are attacked...

Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 44,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 11
G3M3 Nell x 26
G4M1 Betty x 32



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 1 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 6 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
G4M1 Betty: 10 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Schroeder
DD Bache
DD Bagley
DD Abbot
DD Henley

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 44,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 2
G4M1 Betty x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 17 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Schroeder
DD Bache, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Bagley
DD Renshaw


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 44,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 10



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 4 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Renshaw
DD Bagley
DD Henley, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Abbot


In the East over Merauke we have some lively dogfights:

Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 54



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IV: 4 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 47



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 2
Spitfire Vc Trop x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IV: 1 destroyed
Spitfire Vc Trop: 3 destroyed


Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 39



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 71


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 11 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 9 destroyed

OZ
At Groote Eylandt both sides bomb from the ai, then the groups attack goes in:

Ground combat at Groote Eylandt (82,130)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 450 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Defending force 257 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Allied adjusted assault: 13

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 13 to 1

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


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


Assaulting units:
2nd USMC Parachute Battalion
2nd USN Naval Const Rgt /1

Defending units:
4th Raiding Regiment


We are pulling the troops out via seaplane.

Pacific

At wake 50 Judy hit the troops then our forces come out of their fortifications and finish the job.

Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2957 troops, 73 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 62

Defending force 1007 troops, 25 guns, 59 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

Japanese adjusted assault: 29

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
759 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 59 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 37 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 29 (29 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 62 (62 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 3


Assaulting units:
46th Naval Guard Unit
Maizuru 2nd SNLF /1
3rd South Seas Gsn /4
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
50th JNAF Coy
49th JNAF AF Unit
7th JNAF Coy /1

Defending units:
151st Combat Engineer Regiment
4th USMC Tank Battalion
10th Marine Def Bn /1


Two Marine Regt, a Tk Bn and a Marine Defence Bn make a good haul! Wish we could recover the tanks and guns off the battlefield!

China


Our planes need a turn to recover in Burma. Unfortunately due to our house rules we can't fly the George at 41k so we will go in low next time.

Cheers

Rob


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