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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 9/19/2012 9:50:04 AM   
jrcar

 

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Thanks Guys, We are varying altitudes etc on sweeps, the fighters against the PT boats are at 100 ft :(

3 Nov 1943 The cunning plan fails :(

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

ASW attack near Tavoy at 52,60

Japanese Ships
E W-1
E W-21
E W-20

Allied Ships
SS Perch, hits 5

ASW attack near Mergui at 51,61

Japanese Ships
E W-20
E W-1
E W-21

Allied Ships
SS Perch, hits 8

Burma
Out CL TF goes in, but does not retire and is basically destroyed by enemy air :(

Day Time Surface Combat, near Rangoon at 54,54, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
CL Tenryu
DD Akizuki
DD Asashio
DD Mutsuki
DD Kisaragi
DD Yayoi
DD Hokaze
E Asagao
E Fuyo

Allied Ships
PT-66
PT-76
PT-246
PT-300, Shell hits 1

Day Time Surface Combat, near Rangoon at 54,54, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka, Shell hits 2
CL Tenryu
DD Akizuki, Shell hits 1
DD Asashio
DD Mutsuki
DD Kisaragi
DD Yayoi
DD Hokaze
E Asagao
E Fuyo

Allied Ships
APD Dickerson, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Day Time Surface Combat, near Rangoon at 54,53, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
CL Tenryu
DD Akizuki
DD Asashio
DD Mutsuki
DD Kisaragi
DD Yayoi
DD Hokaze
E Asagao
E Fuyo

Allied Ships
PT-236, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-243, Shell hits 1, on fire
PT-278, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-280, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


Day Time Surface Combat, near Rangoon at 54,53, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
CL Tenryu
DD Akizuki
DD Asashio
DD Mutsuki
DD Kisaragi
DD Yayoi
DD Hokaze
E Asagao
E Fuyo

Allied Ships
PT-261, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-263
PT-264
PT-279, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Then the enemy air arrives to wreck thefun :(


Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 26
SBD-5 Dauntless x 62


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CL Tenryu, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hokaze
CL Naka, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Akizuki
DD Yayoi, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Mutsuki
DD Kisaragi, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 35
TBF-1 Avenger x 37


No Japanese losses

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

Japanese Ships
CL Naka, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
E Asagao
DD Asashio
DD Hokaze
CL Tenryu, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Akizuki


Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter TF.X x 17


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter TF.X: 6 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Asashio, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Mutsuki
E Asagao
E Fuyo

Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 18
B-24D1 Liberator x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Mutsuki
E Fuyo
DD Akizuki
E Asagao
CL Tenryu, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Asashio, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 37
SBD-5 Dauntless x 61


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Mutsuki
DD Akizuki, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
CL Tenryu, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
E Asagao, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
DD Kisaragi, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

DD Hokaze
E Fuyo

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter TF.X x 27


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Kisaragi, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Mutsuki, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

DD Hokaze, Shell hits 3
DD Yayoi, heavy fires, heavy damage


We sweep then bomb Rangoon, as we wear down the CAP we start to get some better kills and the bombers go in unmolested.

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 28



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 13
F4U-1A Corsair x 11


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

No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 27



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 10


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed


Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 26



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 3 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed


Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 91
Ki-84a Frank x 73



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 5 damaged


Allied ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Airbase hits 24
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 73


Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 51
Ki-84a Frank x 21



No Japanese losses



Manpower hits 28
Fires 22854


At Lashio our rear gurd continues to foil the enemy while the main body of our forces safely retires into China.

Ground combat at 63,46 (near Lashio)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 18823 troops, 316 guns, 119 vehicles, Assault Value = 654

Defending force 19773 troops, 181 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 760

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


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


Assaulting units:
44th Cavalry Regiment
22nd (East African) Brigade
17th Indian Division
96th Chinese Division
XV Indian Corps
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
78th Infantry Regiment
65th Brigade
18th Division

DEI

OZ

Pacific

China



Next turn we will send in a CA TF to hit Rangoon and a BB TF to hit Pegu... followed by airstrikes on the hopefully damaged aircraft in Rangoon....

KB is moving up as well to give us an option in a few days.

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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 9/21/2012 12:15:12 PM   
jrcar

 

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4 Nov 1943 Things didn't go right today :(

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Sub attack near Tavoy at 52,57

Japanese Ships
DD Kasumi
CA Kako
CA Kumano
CA Suzuya
CA Ashigara
CA Atago
DD Shinonome
DD Akatsuki
DD Shirayuki
DD Isonami
DD Shirakumo

Allied Ships
SS Salmon, hits 1

ASW attack near Tavoy at 53,58

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei
BB Kongo
CL Yubari
CL Kuma
CL Nagara
DD Nenohi
DD Wakazuki

Allied Ships
SS Tarpon, hits 2

ASW attack near Tavoy at 52,59

Japanese Ships
E Fuyo
DD Hokaze

Allied Ships
SS Tarpon, hits 1


Burma
The Naval TF goes in against Rangoon, but the bloody enemy DD's and multiple PT Tf screw things around. The bombing of Pegu goes off without a hit, but damage is only light :(

Overall we loose a CA, have another badly damaged and a third lightly damaged :(

Night Time Surface Combat, near Rangoon at 54,54, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Ashigara
CA Suzuya
CA Kumano
CA Kako
DD Kasumi
DD Akatsuki
DD Shinonome
DD Usugumo
DD Shirakumo
DD Isonami
DD Shirayuki

Allied Ships
PT-77
PT-235
PT-238
PT-242, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Night Time Surface Combat, near Rangoon at 54,53, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Ashigara
CA Suzuya
CA Kumano
CA Kako
DD Kasumi
DD Akatsuki
DD Shinonome
DD Usugumo
DD Shirakumo
DD Isonami
DD Shirayuki

Allied Ships
PT-240
PT-243, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
PT-263
PT-264, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Night Time Surface Combat, near Rangoon at 54,53, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 4
CA Suzuya
CA Kumano
CA Kako, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Kasumi, Shell hits 1
DD Akatsuki
DD Shinonome, Shell hits 1
DD Usugumo
DD Shirakumo
DD Isonami
DD Shirayuki

Allied Ships
DD Fletcher, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Guest
DD Sigsbee
DD Waller, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Dunlap, Shell hits 1
DD Farragut

Night Time Surface Combat, near Rangoon at 54,53, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage [SINKS later :( ]
CA Suzuya
CA Kumano
DD Kasumi, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Akatsuki
DD Shinonome
DD Usugumo
DD Shirakumo
DD Isonami
DD Shirayuki

Allied Ships
DD Fletcher
DD Guest, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Sigsbee, Shell hits 10, on fire, heavy damage
DD Dunlap, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Farragut, Shell hits 3, on fire

Night Time Surface Combat, near Rangoon at 54,53, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Kako, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
PT-240
PT-263, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Night Naval bombardment of Rangoon at 54,53

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano
CA Suzuya
DD Isonami
DD Shirakumo
DD Usugumo
DD Shinonome
DD Akatsuki
DD Kasumi


Allied ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
[Not a single hit on the airfields full of planes :(]

Night Naval bombardment of Pegu at 55,53

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei
BB Kongo
CL Yubari
CL Tatsuta
CL Kuma
CL Nagara
DD Nenohi
DD Wakazuki
DD Hatsuzuki
DD Susuzuki
DD Teruzuki


Allied ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Airbase hits 6
Runway hits 15
Port hits 4
Port supply hits 3

Day Time Surface Combat, near Rangoon at 54,54, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya
CA Kumano
DD Kasumi
DD Akatsuki
DD Shinonome
DD Usugumo
DD Shirakumo
DD Isonami

Allied Ships
PT-66, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-76, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
PT-246, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
PT-300, Shell hits 11, and is sunk


Then the air goes in, was expecting the CA's to do enough damage that the bombers woud get planes on the ground :(

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 31



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 16
Spitfire Vc Trop x 14
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 72
P-51A Mustang x 21
F4U-1 Corsair x 17
F4U-1A Corsair x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 10 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51A Mustang: 1 destroyed

[the P-47 do most of the damage]

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 34



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 13
Spitfire Vc Trop x 14
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 72
P-51A Mustang x 14
F4U-1 Corsair x 16
F4U-1A Corsair x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 12 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
P-51A Mustang: 1 destroyed


The CAP is now geting a bit tired:

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 24



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 8
Spitfire Vc Trop x 9
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 62
P-51A Mustang x 8
F4U-1 Corsair x 14
F4U-1A Corsair x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 3 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 26



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 8
Spitfire Vc Trop x 6
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 51
P-51A Mustang x 7
F4U-1 Corsair x 14
F4U-1A Corsair x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed


Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 7
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 88
Ki-84a Frank x 73



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 11
Spitfire Vc Trop x 13
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 67
P-51A Mustang x 10
F4U-1 Corsair x 16
F4U-1A Corsair x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 22 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


No Allied losses


Allied ground losses:
57 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


Airbase hits 42
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 70


Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 64
Ki-84a Frank x 21



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 10
Spitfire Vc Trop x 10
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 66
P-51A Mustang x 8
F4U-1 Corsair x 15
F4U-1A Corsair x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 21 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed


Our bomber force needs to now rebuild :(


A consolation prize:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Ramree Island at 54,48

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 13



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 32


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 3 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
SC PC-596
DE Jumna, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Vampire
LST 73


These guys strayed too far north while hunting subs :(

Morning Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 53,57

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 22


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
E W-21, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
E W-12
E W-20, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
E W-1, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires


Bye Bye :(

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 55,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 4



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 21
SBD-5 Dauntless x 22


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

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Shirayuki


DEI

OZ

Pacific

China

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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 9/21/2012 12:24:27 PM   
jrcar

 

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05 Nov 1943 KB out of position by 3 hex

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Sub attack near Bassein at 52,51

Japanese Ships
SS I-24, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Abbot
CA Sussex
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Beale
DD Bache

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Sub attack near Hengchun at 81,68

Japanese Ships
TK Okigawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage [SINKS later]
DD Okikaze

Allied Ships
SS Albacore, hits 2


Burma
KB ends up being about 3 hex out of range as a huge number of Allied TF round the curve heading into Rangoon. In hindsight we should have sprinted KB ins and we would have caught them at sea... I talk Tony into continuing with the attack on Rangoon as planned for next turn and move everything into position...

Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 52,54

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 110 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 9
N1K2-J George x 14



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 14
P-40N5 Warhawk x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 3 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 destroyed


Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 52,54

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 22
D4Y3 Judy x 20



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 2 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 2 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LST-339, Bomb hits 1, on fire
LST-338
DE Edsall
KV Aster
DE John D. Edwards


DEI

OZ

Pacific

We claim 16 B-24 today...
Afternoon Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 42



Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 18
B-24D1 Liberator x 26


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 4 destroyed, 14 damaged


Japanese Ships
AS Heian Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CM Itsukushima, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



Port hits 3

Afternoon Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 25



Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak



Elsewhere in Burma we continue to fall back and our strong rearguards continue to hold his troops back while the rest of the troops head to China or North Thailand.

China

< Message edited by jrcar -- 9/21/2012 12:26:43 PM >


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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 9/22/2012 11:00:35 AM   
jrcar

 

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06 Nov 1943 KB's airgroups runs into trouble :(


Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Close Call
Sub attack near Port Blair at 49,59

Japanese Ships
CV Shokaku
BB Kirishima
CA Tone
DD Makinami
DD Isokaze
DD Natsushio
DD Takanami

Allied Ships
SS Trout


Burma
Well KB gets nicely into position, our ground base air sweep before the KB force arrives and does ok... but then our CV force aircraft are largely slaughtered (400 aircraft lost today) while sinking only a couple of LST. Very Very disapointing....

We will have the KB airgroups rebuilt in about seven days.

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 40



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 16
Spitfire VIII x 8
Spitfire Vc Trop x 6
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 34
P-51A Mustang x 11
F4U-1 Corsair x 25
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 75


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed


Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 96 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 23
N1K2-J George x 23
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 39
Ki-84a Frank x 35



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 13
Spitfire VIII x 8
Spitfire Vc Trop x 5
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 33
P-51A Mustang x 8
F4U-1 Corsair x 25
F4U-1A Corsair x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 75


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 4 destroyed


Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 103 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
A6M5b Zero x 121
B6N1 Jill x 25
B6N2 Jill x 88
D4Y3 Judy x 23



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 7
Spitfire VIII x 7
Spitfire Vc Trop x 5
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 30
P-51A Mustang x 7
F4U-1 Corsair x 23
F4U-1A Corsair x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 65


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 18 destroyed
B6N1 Jill: 5 destroyed, 4 damaged
B6N1 Jill: 2 destroyed by flak
B6N2 Jill: 14 destroyed, 22 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 3 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 5 destroyed, 2 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-51A Mustang: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
CA Quincy
DD Allen
CA Minneapolis
CA Astoria
LST 11, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LST 9
LST 8, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
SC PC-596
DD Vampire
CA Shropshire
LST 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CA Baltimore
SC PC-1077
LST 73, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CA Northampton
LST 2, Bomb hits 1, on fire


Allied ground losses:
436 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 39 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 69 (59 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 108 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 20
B6N2 Jill x 23
D4Y3 Judy x 8



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 5
Spitfire VIII x 6
Spitfire Vc Trop x 3
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 22
P-51A Mustang x 5
F4U-1 Corsair x 19
F4U-1A Corsair x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 44


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 6 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 10 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
CA Quincy

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 53
B6N2 Jill x 23



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 3
Spitfire VIII x 4
Spitfire Vc Trop x 2
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 18
P-51A Mustang x 5
F4U-1 Corsair x 15
F4U-1A Corsair x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 33


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 11 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 10 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
DD Allen
SC PC-596
DD Vampire
SC PC-1077

Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 21
B5N2 Kate x 22



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 2
Spitfire VIII x 1
Spitfire Vc Trop x 1
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 11
P-51A Mustang x 2
F4U-1 Corsair x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 6 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 10 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 23



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 2
Spitfire Vc Trop x 1
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 10
P-51A Mustang x 1
F4U-1 Corsair x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses


Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 12



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 2
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 9
P-51A Mustang x 1
F4U-1 Corsair x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 1
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 6 destroyed

No Allied losses


Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 10



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 2
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 8
P-51A Mustang x 1
F4U-1 Corsair x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 1
F6F-3 Hellcat x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 10
A6M5b Zero x 107
B6N1 Jill x 12
B6N2 Jill x 67



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 14
Spitfire VIII x 7
Spitfire Vc Trop x 6
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 24
P-51A Mustang x 10
F4U-1 Corsair x 21
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 4 destroyed
B6N1 Jill: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
B6N1 Jill: 3 destroyed by flak
B6N2 Jill: 21 destroyed, 13 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis
DD Charles Ausburne
CL Sumatra
DD Allen
PT-288
CA Sussex
CA Suffolk
DD Vampire
SC PC-596
PT-297

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 19
B5N2 Kate x 18



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 10
Spitfire VIII x 6
Spitfire Vc Trop x 6
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 22
P-51A Mustang x 8
F4U-1 Corsair x 20
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 5 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 8 destroyed


No Allied losses


The KB Fighters do good against the B-17 though!

Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 49,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 24
A6M5 Zero x 10
A6M5b Zero x 94



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 3


No Japanese losses

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


Japanese Ships
CV Zuikaku

Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 49,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 24
A6M5 Zero x 9
A6M5b Zero x 75



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
CV Hiryu

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 49,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 24
A6M5 Zero x 7
A6M5b Zero x 70



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged


Japanese Ships
CV Unryu
CV Taiho
CV Amagi


With the latest ground bombardments at Lashio and Tuang Gai in central Burma Andrew will have found that we have pulled the forces out (except for some fragments deliberately left behind) expect these to be attacked tomorrow and fall.

DEI

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Pacific

China

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Indicators and Warnings

Subs

ASW attack near Rangoon at 54,53

Japanese Ships
SS I-16, hits 9

Allied Ships
LST-341
LST-31
DE John D. Edwards
KV Aster

ASW attack near Rangoon at 54,53

Japanese Ships
SS I-16, hits 5

Allied Ships
CA Quincy
CA Astoria
CA Northampton
DD Nicholas
DD Terry
DD Stanly
DD Ringgold


Burma

IN Burma Andrew bombs our troops falling back from central Burma who are in good order. Little damage is done. He strikes Port Blair where the Judy's have been making a few forays to little effect, the damage is extensive and the airgroups begin to pull back.

Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 71


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 7 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 2 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses



Airbase hits 26
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 72



As expected Andrew attacks at Lashio and Taung Gyi taking them against almost no opposition.


DEI

OZ

Pacific

China


Stacks of shipping is in and around Rangoon, not much we can do at this point...

KB airgrups are being refilled and organised.

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Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Sub attack near Daito Shoto at 101,67

Japanese Ships
DD Hibiki
TK Rikko Maru
TK Itukusima Maru
TK Goyo Maru
TK Akebono Maru
TK Akatsuki Maru
DD Inazuma

Allied Ships
SS Sawfish, hits 3


Burma
Moulmein is being mined, we have a recently arrived restricted Night fighter sqn. It is bought out and pilots are shuffled around. In a few days it will head to Burma to try and intercept the Liberators droping mines.

Andrew sweeps Mulmein against no opposition. We have a few damaged aircraft left there. Only another day or two and Moulmein will reach level 6 forts.

We have been evacuating units via an airbridge to various locations over the last week or so. Staring to march out the heavy equipment now.

Andrew sweeps one of our deeper fighter bases, not pretty for us :(

Afternoon Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 9
Ki-84a Frank x 71



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Afternoon Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 5
Ki-84a Frank x 55



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Afternoon Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 35



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 5 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Afternoon Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 21



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed



DEI

OZ

Pacific

China
We bomb Chungking and Sian daily:

Morning Air attack on 91st Chinese Corps, at 84,40 , near Sian

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 10
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 12
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 75
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 21



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


Allied ground losses:
460 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled

Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 10
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 9
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 75



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


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


Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 45


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Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Allied ASW sucks :(

ASW attack near Rangoon at 51,53

Japanese Ships
SS I-28, hits 9

Allied Ships
DE Edsall
DD Racehorse
DD Stronghold

ASW attack near Rangoon at 51,53

Japanese Ships
SS I-177, hits 4

Allied Ships
DD Vampire
DE Edsall
DD Racehorse
DD Stronghold

Submarine attack near Rangoon at 52,54

Japanese Ships
SS I-177, hits 30, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Sumatra
CLAA Van Heemskerck
CLAA San Diego
CLAA Juneau
DD Kalk
DD Hobby
DMS Hopkins
DMS Hovey
AK Chatham
AK Charlevoix
AK Cabell
AK Blount
AK Prince Georges
AK Draco
AK Cetus
AK Cassiopeia
AK Carina
AK Arided
AK Crater
DD Le Triomphant
DD Redoubt
DD Arunta


A small TK lost

Sub attack near Shikuka at 126,45

Japanese Ships
TK Eikyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Sainan Maru
SC CHa-69
SC CHa-64

Allied Ships
SS Flying Fish

Sub attack near Toyohara at 125,48

Japanese Ships
xAK Hokutai Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Seikyo Maru
PB Fumi Maru

Allied Ships
SS Mingo


We get some back

ASW attack near Phuket at 48,68

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma
CS Chiyoda
DD Onami
DD Suzunami
DD Natsugumo
DD Shiranui
DD Kagero
DD Hayanami

Allied Ships
SS O19, hits 1

ASW attack near Atka Island at 164,53

Japanese Ships
SS I-38

Allied Ships
AVD Half Moon, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Sub attack near Atka Island at 164,53

Japanese Ships
SS I-38

Allied Ships
xAK Arcata, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage


Burma
Bad weather, it is all quite. His forces are crossing the river from Pegu to advance on our stack down the minor road. Picture soon.

DEI

OZ

Pacific

China
Arecently arrived? Chinese Fight Sqn manages to take off from the massively damaged airfield and suprises a lightly escorted bomber force, will have to put some Frank sweeps on next turn.

Afternoon Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 10
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 46
Ki-84a Frank x 11



Allied aircraft
P-40N Warhawk x 21


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 4

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Afternoon Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 10



Allied aircraft
P-40N Warhawk x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N Warhawk: 1 destroyed



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Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Sub attack near Orchid Island at 87,68

Japanese Ships
xAP Ural Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Teison Maru
xAP Teika Maru
xAP Kowa Maru
E Tsushima

Allied Ships
SS Albacore, hits 3

ASW attack near Rangoon at 54,53

Japanese Ships
SS I-173, hits 5

Allied Ships
DMS Hovey
CL Sumatra
CLAA Van Heemskerck
CLAA San Diego
CLAA Juneau
DD Kalk
DD Hobby
DMS Hopkins
AK Chicot
AK Chatham
AK Cabell
AK Brevard
AK Indus
AK Alnitah
AK Cetus
AK Cassiopeia
AK Carina
AK Arided
DD Le Triomphant
DD Redoubt
DD Arunta

Sub attack near Orchid Island at 87,68

Japanese Ships
xAP Teika Maru, Torpedo hits 1
xAP Kowa Maru
E Tsushima

Allied Ships
SS Albacore


Burma
I have a brain wave and create some mini subs at Moulmein and send them into Rangoon, will see how they go...

He bombs the port at Moulmein, damage is light.

Morning Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18
F6F-3 Hellcat x 53
SBD-5 Dauntless x 70


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 7 damaged


Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1

Morning Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes


Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 43
B-17F Fortress x 12
B-24J Liberator x 47
F4U-1A Corsair x 18
F6F-3 Hellcat x 38


Allied aircraft losses
Vengeance I: 3 damaged
Vengeance I: 1 destroyed by flak
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

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



Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 1

DEI

OZ
Looking to create some havoc so will try a strike on Townsville in a few days...

Pacific

China
The sweeps go in and we get some aircraft on the ground:

Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 3
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 68
Ki-84a Frank x 5



Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N Warhawk: 6 damaged
P-40N Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground




Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 53

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Indicators and Warnings

Subs
Our subs are getting slaughtered... time to pull out.

Submarine attack near Ramree Island at 53,49

Japanese Ships
SS I-24, hits 22, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Vampire
DE Edsall
DD Racehorse
DD Stronghold


The first of the Midget subs miss, but is OK so can move back to Moulmein to refule, then head south to rearm.

ASW attack near Rangoon at 54,53

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-41

Allied Ships
DD Allen


Burma

Moulmein is plastered from the air, but just made level 6 forts so is in good shape. Lots of other attacks follow this one.

Morning Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 32
Vengeance I x 39
B-24D1 Liberator x 44
B-25D1 Mitchell x 9
B-25G Mitchell x 24
F4U-1A Corsair x 18
F6F-3 Hellcat x 109


Allied aircraft losses
Vengeance I: 7 damaged



Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 9
Runway hits 68


DEI

OZ

Pacific

China

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Indicators and Warnings

Subs
A midget gets a CA in its sites, misses and gets hit for its troubles, but it will get back to safety OK.

ASW attack near Rangoon at 54,53

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-40, hits 3

Allied Ships
CA Suffolk
CA Sussex
DD Allen


ASW attack near Shikuka at 126,44

Japanese Ships
DD Ushio
DD Mikazuki

Allied Ships
SS Flying Fish, hits 4


Burma
Irving Night Fighters finally make and appearance and cause no damage to Liberator II's droping mines :(

At Chiang Mai I had Frank doing LRCAP trying to ambush his strike aircraft, instead they get caught on the ground :(

Morning Air attack on Chiang Mai , at 58,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 37
B-24D1 Liberator x 33
F4U-1A Corsair x 36
F6F-3 Hellcat x 110


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-57-II Topsy: 7 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 8 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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



Airbase hits 21
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 63


Outside of Lashio we are holding nicely the road heading in towards China letting Paoshan build forts and rebuild some of our damaged units.

Ground combat at 63,46 (near Lashio)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 22615 troops, 359 guns, 166 vehicles, Assault Value = 810

Defending force 26226 troops, 247 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 971

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



Assaulting units:
44th Cavalry Regiment
26th Indian Brigade
17th Indian Division
22nd (East African) Brigade
96th Chinese Division
XV Indian Corps
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
65th Brigade
78th Infantry Regiment
18th Division
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
24th Infantry Regiment




DEI

OZ
I send in a recently arrived but poorly trained unit of Zeros from Port Moresby to sweep Townsville at max range... unsuprisingly they don't do well and many are lost on the retun (flying at max range of 14 hex!)

Morning Air attack on Townsville , at 92,144

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 4
P-39N1 Airacobra x 25
P-40E Warhawk x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed


A crack unit of Nell then come in at low altitude..

Morning Air attack on Townsville , at 92,144

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 33



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 4
P-39N1 Airacobra x 25
P-40E Warhawk x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 9 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Santee, Bomb hits 1


Can't do this often, but probably worth it :)

Pacific
An air attack on Suva! There is almost nothing there :)

Afternoon Air attack on Suva , at 132,160

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 9


No Allied losses



Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1


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Burma 12 Nov 1943
We plan to try and hold Moulmein with its level 6 forts and the hex immediately game west of it it order to us to get out defence down south sorted. A long stream of support units are now heading south, south west and west. If we can hold here for a bit then our oil fields are still safe.

The main danger is an ambib movement to somewhere like Tavoy, we are bringing up a few troops to try to deal with that. Two more full divs and several Bdes are on their way from Japan.

The bulk of the land based air is in this region, but is facing the bulk of the allied air, a loosing proposition mostly :(

All we are hoing to do is slow hime down, once he breaks out into Thailand itself we will be in real trouble.






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China 12 Nov 1943

The lines here are largely static. We have some units arriving over the next month and that may give us enough to push somewhere. Our bomber strikes are noted in dashed lines. We have built up these bases so they are far enough away from Allied aircraft operatig out of Burma.

Our supply situation is good.






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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 9/26/2012 10:07:16 PM   
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13 Nov 1943 Trashed in the air :(

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
ASW attack near Rangoon at 52,54

Japanese Ships
SS I-43

Allied Ships
DD Bache, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Kalk

ASW attack near Rangoon at 54,53

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-43, hits 6, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Van Galen
AMC Hector
APA McCawley
APA John Penn
APA Heywood
AKA Algorab
AKA Alchiba
AKA Betelgeuse
DD Van Ghent
DD Tjerk Hiddes

ASW attack near Rangoon at 51,53

Japanese Ships
SS I-43, hits 14

Allied Ships
DD Vampire


Burma
We try a night attack with well trained Emily crews in 100% moonlight...

Night Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
H8K1 Emily x 7



Japanese aircraft losses
H8K1 Emily: 8 damaged

Allied Ships
CA Suffolk
CA Sussex


The Coursair can fly higher than our CAP, and win handily :(

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 41,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 46
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 37



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 53


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 11 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 4 destroyed




Aircraft Attacking:
8 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 36000 feet
3 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 36000 feet
1 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 36000 feet

Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 66
Ki-84a Frank x 109



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 66


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 10 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 17 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed


The P-47 are worse :(

Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 48,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 41
Ki-84a Frank x 66



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 149


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 14 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 22 destroyed


No Allied losses



Moulmein, Changi Mai and Tavoy are all hit and trashed. The concentration of Allied air is unstoppable even with great pilots and planes 6 months ahead of their time :(

All our fighters will be pulled back and rebuilt.


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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 10/6/2012 7:13:06 AM   
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Burma update to 27 Nov
See map below.

The enemy is advancing on four thrust lines in this area of operations. He has air dominance, and we are merely doing raids while we rebuild and reorganise and look for battles we can win. We have finally cleared the last of the Andaman island chains and our land and naval forces have just made it back to reconstitute in Singapore.

Coast Thrust
On the coast he has come up against our 3000 AV in the hex nth of Moulmein where he has about 4500. For a while he used his massive airforce and bombarded but then realised he doesn't have the force to break us here, so he has now shifted focus to the other thrusts...

Chiang Mai Thrust
There are 11 units advancing on Chiang Mai. One unit is out in front. We now have around 900 AV at Chiang Mai (including a complete Japanese division and a Independent bde that is half strength and rebuilding) behind level 5 forts. So I think we can hold there too.

North Thailand Thrust
He just routed the divsion and regt that was on this line, they had been hammered by air and were trying to march back. We should be able to break contact and fall back a few more hexes. By then we should have another div and about 3 mixed bdes that should easily hold on the shorter line.

China Thrust

We are pulling back one hex into the mountains and to bring a China restricted Japanese div into play. We will then easily hold.


Overall while there has been a bit of nervousness at times we have managed to just (I think) get enough to hold the various ground thrust. In doing so he has also spread his forces thin... hopefully he can't generate the mass needed to kick us out. The greatest fear is doing an "end run" around the Moulmein blocking force...





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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 10/6/2012 11:19:47 AM   
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A really interesting defense in Burma. I really like that the whole front is based on maneuver and tactics, not a big stack slamming away at another big stack. Much more interesting and realistic. Yu've managed to make a fighting retreat work well so far. I'm learning a bit (I hope) from how you're preparing the next line of defense just as the first is being challenged by the Allies. It seems like if you can stall the dual advances on the Chang Mai area, which are both running through difficult supply paths, you can possibly really stall the Allied advance and give time for those next layers to build forts and prep.

How are the forts and bases father into the Chinese mountains? Have you built those extensively as well?

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Wow, thats almost 9000 AV in the Burma area.

In China, I'm surprised you haven't moved into Sian. In other AARs, once the open terrain in front of Sian has been reached, Sian quickly fell afterwards, as the Chinese can't really defend well without good terrain supporting them.

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Thanks for the comments.

Obvert we aim for a defence in depth and are trying to fall back stage to stage. That way if something falls, or we get outflaked we can hopefully recover. Yes in China we are slowly building all the bases facing the allied forces, most are at level 4 and slowly climbing, only so many engineers....

DTurtle there are over 220k Chinese troops in front of Sian, we actually aren't that strong, although I am trying to create an advantage... Having said that we are happy where we are, IF we lost a key battle though, and the Chinese hordes got out China would go bad.... so we can't make it much better, and can only really loose...

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The Decisive Battle in Burma?

Well three game days have passed. Last turn Andrew hit our stack north of Moulmein with Bombardment forces, the entire Allied airforce and bombarded reveling that he had now 6000 Allied AV vs our 3000. In two turns we were loosing 50-100 aV a turn... not good.

Sensing that he was about to launch and attack we massed the airforce to do two things, protect the troops in a critical turn and try to disrupt his forces. In the resultant air battles we lost 250 planes to his 150, with around 100 pilots lost, mostly in our George units. We swept, we capped, we tried low and high level... Our 120 Oscar II with 50-60 low Naval though did not fly :(

The effect though appears to have been worth it, for your viewing pleasure...

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 21



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 70


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed


Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 21



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 61


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
1 x N1K2-J George sweeping at 31000 feet

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 16



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 55


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on 8th Medium Regiment, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 35
N1K2-J George x 64
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 20
Ki-84a Frank x 107



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 48
F6F-3 Hellcat x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 6 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 17 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-84a Frank sweeping at 16000 feet *

Morning Air attack on 52nd Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 16
N1K2-J George x 73
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 26
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 54
Ki-84a Frank x 90



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 14
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 2


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


Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed


Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 40
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 4
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 22
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 74
Ki-84a Frank x 43



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak


No Allied losses


Allied ground losses:
38 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Morning Air attack on 52nd Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 13
N1K2-J George x 69
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 26
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 44
Ki-84a Frank x 82



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 1
F4U-1 Corsair x 64
F6F-3 Hellcat x 4
SBD-5 Dauntless x 70


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 12 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 21 destroyed, 4 damaged


Japanese ground losses:
133 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Morning Air attack on 52nd Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 41,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 13
N1K2-J George x 46
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 17
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 24
Ki-84a Frank x 51



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 3


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


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Morning Air attack on 15th Garrison Unit , at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 13
N1K2-J George x 46
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 16
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 19
Ki-84a Frank x 50



Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 9
Vengeance I x 47
Wellington B.X x 15
DB-7B x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 32
B-25D1 Mitchell x 62
F6F-3 Hellcat x 41
SBD-5 Dauntless x 2


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

Allied aircraft losses
Vengeance I: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Morning Air attack on 9th Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 13
N1K2-J George x 46
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 15
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 17
Ki-84a Frank x 50



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 16
Spitfire VIII x 16
DB-7B x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
DB-7B: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Morning Air attack on 9th Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 13
N1K2-J George x 46
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 15
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 14
Ki-84a Frank x 49



Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 11


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 2 destroyed

Morning Air attack on 52nd Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 13
N1K2-J George x 46
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 15
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 14
Ki-84a Frank x 48



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 32
P-38H Lightning x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 7 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 9 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on 2nd Guards Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 4
N1K2-J George x 30
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 12
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 7
Ki-84a Frank x 23



Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 11


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 destroyed

Morning Air attack on 2nd Guards Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 4
N1K2-J George x 27
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 11
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 23



Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 11


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged

Morning Air attack on 52nd Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 4
N1K2-J George x 26
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 11
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 15



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 5 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on 52nd Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 3
N1K2-J George x 24
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 4



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 31


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 5 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 38000 feet



Then the ground attack

Ground combat at 56,54 (near Moulmein)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 142746 troops, 2593 guns, 4491 vehicles, Assault Value = 6006

Defending force 84272 troops, 894 guns, 237 vehicles, Assault Value = 2921

Allied adjusted assault: 3449

Japanese adjusted defense: 4615

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2


Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
7455 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 582 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 87 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 80 disabled
Guns lost 118 (10 destroyed, 108 disabled)
Vehicles lost 34 (3 destroyed, 31 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
5271 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 581 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 251 disabled
Engineers: 19 destroyed, 148 disabled
Guns lost 91 (17 destroyed, 74 disabled)
Vehicles lost 333 (33 destroyed, 300 disabled)


Assaulting units:
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
255th Armoured Brigade
209th Combat Engineer Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
754th Tank Battalion
6th Australian Division
2/5th Armoured Regiment
50th Tank Brigade
1st Marine Division
1st USMC Corps Tank Battalion
2nd Marine Division
Guides Cavalry Regiment
7th Indian Division
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
2/7th Armoured Regiment
37th Infantry Division
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
763rd Tank Battalion
40th Infantry Division
4th Armoured Brigade
24th Infantry Division
767th Tank Battalion
766th Tank Battalion
2nd British Division
27th Infantry Division

150th RAC Regiment
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
9th Australian Division
249th Field Artillery Battalion
XI US Corps
225th Field Artillery Battalion
IV Corps RIASC Base Force
8th Medium Regiment
I US Amphib Corps
I US Corps
209th Field Artillery Battalion
6th Medium Regiment
226th Field Artillery Battalion
1st RAA Jungle Regiment
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
33rd Medium Regiment
147th Field Artillery Regiment
205th Field Artillery Battalion
165th Field Artillery Battalion
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment
181st Field Artillery Regiment
168th Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
XV Corps RIASC Base Force

Defending units:
8th Division
52nd Division
9th Division
4th Division
74th Infantry Regiment
2nd Guards Division
77th Infantry Regiment
33rd Division
15th Garrison Unit
36th Field AA Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
14th RF Gun (Pack) Battalion


One of our divs is 50% damaged, but the rest are in good shape. We will march in another div from Moulmein. So we should be able to hold, he has committed everything he has...

We are about to have a fresh div (from the SWPAC) arrive in Singapore, and two mixed Bdes. A mixed bde is at Bangkok heading north to the North Thailand thrust... this is currently dicey. If he gets too far we will have to pull back from Chiang Mai. I am hoping he will rashly move a single unt into Chiang Mai thinking it is mainly service and Thai troops....


If we had of lost the battle north of Moulmein we would have been in a bit of bother....

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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 10/7/2012 12:56:58 PM   
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Elsewhere during this time, Efate is invaded (against no opposition) and Nadi (on Fiji) is also invaded... this time the apperent opposition (there are only fragments here) is stopping the place from falling.

A large number of capital ships, including BB's and CV types are detected moving from Townsville north... we ready wverything around, and mini KB heads towards Darwin. Darwin is raided by LB-24, however a crack unit of Rufe manage to get a few. After a few days the Allied naval forces head SE (towards Noumea?). I expect him to slowly advance towards Tulagi (level 7 forts 160 AV) and Lunga (level 6 and 100 AV).

Apart for Rabaul (600 AV behind level 9 forts) we have little ground force in the SWPAC, enough to force the use of at least two divs to invade. Given the large numbers of US Divs in Burma we are not sure how much could be this way.

Our inner arc islands from Babeldoab through to Pagan are at about level 6 forts and all the big islands now have 300 AV. the smaller ones each have about 70. A numbers of garrison forces have recently arived and will head out soon to make the smaller islands about 160 AV.

Between Rabaul and the inner arc we have fortified a few outposts so that once he does commit he can't rush too quickly towards the inner arc.

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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 10/7/2012 1:04:18 PM   
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Logistically oil is down under a month in Japan, however fuel is slowly growing. We continue to suck everything that is produced :(

As at 1 Dec 1943 we have:
1,241 k in Heavy industry (producing over 5000 a day)
2,322 k in Manpower
111k in Armaments
14k in Vehicles


We are producing:
320 KI-84a Frank a month
240 NIK2-J George a month
160 D4Y3Judy
130 B6N2a Jill
130 Tojo IIc
110 Oscar IIa
76 A6M5b Zero (148 not producing)


We are struggling to produce enough George and Frank to meet demands.

We have heaps of Army Pilots, but the Navy pools are dry and we are training pilots on board from almost scratch :(



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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 10/8/2012 8:28:09 AM   
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01 Dec 1943 The Jill strikes!

Indicators and Warnings
The enemy Cv forces are again detected at Townsville.

Subs
3 PB escorting a heavily damaged PB... now we have two heavily damaged but they may yet survive.

Sub attack near Phuket at 48,68

Japanese Ships
PB Aso Maru #7, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Kosin Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS Finback


Burma
We contest the airspace over our troops, loosing about 30 aircraft to 20 enemy. We don't get into the bomber stream though here is an example followed by the bomber stream:

Morning Air attack on 52nd Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 41,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 8
N1K2-J George x 15
Ki-84a Frank x 41



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 3 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 4 destroyed

Morning Air attack on 74th Infantry Regiment, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 9
Liberator B.III x 3
Wellington B.X x 12
DB-7B x 15
B-17E Fortress x 11
B-17F Fortress x 6
B-24D1 Liberator x 34
B-24J Liberator x 66
B-25C Mitchell x 28
B-25D1 Mitchell x 58
P-40N5 Warhawk x 48
F6F-3 Hellcat x 19


Allied aircraft losses
DB-7B: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
230 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



We hit some Mustangs strafing our ground troops pulling back into North Thailand, we are currently wining this race.

Morning Air attack on 15th Army, at 61,51 , near Taung Gyi

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 19



Allied aircraft
A-36 Mustang x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
A-36 Mustang: 4 destroyed


Jills flying from Tavoy hit a convoy departing Rangoon. There is another inbound...

Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 52,54

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 24
B6N2 Jill x 22



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
SC-634, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Karoa
xAK Rufus King
xAK Khandalla
xAK Demodocus
xAK Samuel F. Miller, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
SC-983

Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 52,54

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 19



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAK Samuel Adams
xAK Rufus King
xAK Samuel F. Miller, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Hauraki
xAK Robert Morris, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 52,54

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 24
B6N2 Jill x 34



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 3 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAK Karoa, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Samuel F. Miller, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk
xAK Thomas Nelson, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

xAK Khandalla
xAK Samuel Adams, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk





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China
In China I'm trying to find somewhere to hurt some Chines, Tony thinks I'm crazy... he is probably right. 180 Helen hit this stack then our attack goes in... next turn I will try with Armour only, otherwise I'll give up...

Ground combat at 77,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 57504 troops, 465 guns, 925 vehicles, Assault Value = 2217

Defending force 35980 troops, 305 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1265

Japanese adjusted assault: 1387

Allied adjusted defense: 2902

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2


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

Japanese ground losses:
5186 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 400 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 53 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Guns lost 38 (1 destroyed, 37 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1932 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 184 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 36 (1 destroyed, 35 disabled)


Assaulting units:
11th Tank Regiment
22nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
61st Infantry Brigade
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
57th Infantry Brigade
60th Division
3rd Tank Division
12th Tank Regiment
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
13th Army

Defending units:
55th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
66th Chinese Corps Corps
30th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps




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Here is the map.

We have 120 Oscar IIa with low Naval attack in the 50-60 range which I'm trying to encourage to strike the shipping at Akyab, or the airbase (where most of his bombers are). Hoping that by flying low we can get in a wreck havoc... but they haven't flow for two turns.

The Jills have moved to Port Blair where they will use bombs (they have around 60 experiance with bombs) to try and hit the convoy.

In the far north we have pulled back into the mountains onto a Restricted Div, that makes two good divs in mountains and level one forts, plus a couple of bdes.

Near Chiang Mai he has decided to head towards the Thai div to the left, It will get reinforced by the Japanese div at Chiang Mai as more forces are on the rai from Singapore. Some armour and a regt is headed to the right, combined with the retreating forces and a Thai div that should be enough to hold.

A fresh div is marching north out of Moulmein to the blocking hex. The forces in the blocking hex now have about four of the combat formations in level 3 forts. Have a couple of units in reserve... not sure if I should rotate them though as they will then loose the fort bonus and have to start over.






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02 Dec - 12 Dec

Again being slack / busy and not keeping the AAR upto date, sorry :(

Burma
Every 3-4 days Andrew is attacking against our troops north of Moulmein, So far we are holding but each attack usually wrecks one of our divisions which we then pull back into Moulmein to recover. The upside is it is also hurting Andrew. See below for the latest attack.

In the air we are contesting every 3-5 days and resting in between. That way we are getting air losses of 1 to 1:1.5 against us, pretty good. Partially this is because Andrew is focusing all his air against our ground forces... he kills off about 50AV a turn that way... rather than hitting our airbases.

But all this delay is valuable, we have had about 3 divs worth of troops rail into central Thailand now, we have stabilised the front against all threats and will start to air transport more troops into Moulmein. Moulmein is at 6.4 forts and has plenty of supply.

Ground combat at 56,54 (near Pegu)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 132893 troops, 2429 guns, 4104 vehicles, Assault Value = 5192

Defending force 62620 troops, 716 guns, 221 vehicles, Assault Value = 1913

Allied adjusted assault: 2865

Japanese adjusted defense: 3381

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
2799 casualties reported
Squads: 57 destroyed, 252 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 49 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 57 disabled
Guns lost 114 (23 destroyed, 91 disabled)
Vehicles lost 41 (8 destroyed, 33 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
3580 casualties reported
Squads: 34 destroyed, 402 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 167 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 97 disabled
Guns lost 97 (6 destroyed, 91 disabled)
Vehicles lost 222 (14 destroyed, 208 disabled)

Assaulting units:
150th RAC Regiment
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
209th Combat Engineer Battalion
1st USMC Corps Tank Battalion
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
255th Armoured Brigade
27th Infantry Division
2nd Marine Division
Guides Cavalry Regiment
44th Cavalry Regiment
2/5th Armoured Regiment
14th NZ Brigade
24th Infantry Division
1st USMC Tank Battalion
4th Armoured Brigade
36th Indian Brigade
7th Indian Division
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
37th Infantry Division
6th Australian Division
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
Provisionl Tank Brigade
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
50th Tank Brigade
159th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
1st Marine Division
2/7th Armoured Regiment
20th Indian Division
9th Australian Division
IV Corps RIASC Base Force
14th Army
XI US Corps
1st RAA Jungle Regiment
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
6th Medium Regiment
205th Field Artillery Battalion
226th Field Artillery Battalion
I US Corps
181st Field Artillery Regiment
I US Amphib Corps
168th Field Artillery Regiment
165th Field Artillery Battalion
209th Field Artillery Battalion
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment
147th Field Artillery Regiment
IV Indian Corps
249th Field Artillery Battalion
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
33rd Medium Regiment
225th Field Artillery Battalion
8th Medium Regiment
XV Corps RIASC Base Force

Defending units:
19th Division
74th Infantry Regiment
4th Division
9th Division
33rd Division
2nd Guards Division
77th Infantry Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
36th Field AA Battalion
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
14th RF Gun (Pack) Battalion



Otherwise the rest of teh place is going OK... we are digging digging digging.



In the Pacific we continue to slowly thin out combat and some engineer units leaving roughly regimental sized groups behind level 6-7 forts. We are now digging in forces back to Sorong, so have about 3-4 lines of resistance dug in now...

Andrew landed at Nadi in Suva, found the climate not to his liking and pulled out again. He has just relanded with a bit more force...

Ground combat at Nadi (131,160)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3100 troops, 47 guns, 90 vehicles, Assault Value = 165

Defending force 3180 troops, 11 guns, 37 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Allied adjusted assault: 41

Japanese adjusted defense: 51

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 6)

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

Japanese ground losses:
232 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
Fiji Brigade
1st Fiji Commando Battalion
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
131st Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
40th JAAF AF Bn
5th Air Div /2
4th JAAF AF Bn
31st Special Base Force /1
11th JAAF Base Force /2


Not quite enough but the place will fall very soon. He has a long way to get to the Marianas...

MKB has been reinforced with a recently arrived CV and is loitering in the DEI. KB at 8 CV's is looking for opportunities.


In the home islands oil is down to 20 days but fuel is slowly growing and is up to 50. We continue to suck evreything that is produced while minimising our use of ships. We still have good tactical reserves to support operations in the Pacific and DEI if we have to.

We have restarted armament product as it is down to about 107,000 and droping quickly due to all the recently arrived units and combat. Vehicle production has also been restarted as we are below 12,000 points. Naval shipyards are in surplus and are being turned off. We are still doing about 5,000 HI a day.

The Naval pilot pools remain empty, the Army airforce has lots. Overall our airgroups are in good shape, need even more FRANK though (300 a month at the moment being produced).







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12 Dec 1943 Map

Here are the various Allied thrusts and our defensive locations.

Chiang Mai is a little exposed, building up force at Uttardit, however having Chiang Mai allows has the threat/oppourtunity to strike deep into Burma and into India... making Andrew deploy at least some fighters over rear area bases... if the weather is with us this turn it may be interesting :)

We are being worn down in front of Moulmein, about 300 AV every few days. However most are disablements and we are generally pulling back into Moulmein in time for them to recover.Moulmein is growing about 100 AV a day. It has the Soutern Army HQ and is inching towards level 7 forts.






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13-18 Dec 1943 the Block Falls!

On the 17th Dec the delaying forces north of Moulmein finally cave in under days of relentless air bombing and fall back into Moumein. Losses are moderate, divs are in the 50-150 AV range with about the same disabled. Moulmein has plenty of supply and Southern Army HQ and the units are recovering, about 50-80 AV a day. On the 18th we are back up to 1400 AV behind level 6 forts....

Andrew is sending in two CA bombardment TF a day from Rangoon and the airfield is closed. Overall more of an annoyance... it would be nice to hit them with air power but losses would almost certainly be higher than retrns... on the other hand have LOTS of IJAAF pilots....

Ground combat at 56,54 (near Pegu)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 127919 troops, 2463 guns, 3830 vehicles, Assault Value = 4529

Defending force 51435 troops, 692 guns, 215 vehicles, Assault Value = 1056

Allied adjusted assault: 3385

Japanese adjusted defense: 857

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
18770 casualties reported
Squads: 652 destroyed, 80 disabled
Non Combat: 559 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 32 destroyed, 48 disabled
Guns lost 203 (184 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 77 (64 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Units retreated 13

Allied ground losses:
5218 casualties reported
Squads: 132 destroyed, 251 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 130 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 35 disabled
Guns lost 151 (8 destroyed, 143 disabled)
Vehicles lost 150 (7 destroyed, 143 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Guides Cavalry Regiment
24th Infantry Division
37th Infantry Division
2nd Marine Division
50th Tank Brigade
27th Infantry Division
Provisionl Tank Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
14th NZ Brigade
44th Cavalry Regiment
7th Indian Division
1st USMC Tank Battalion
20th Indian Division
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
2/5th Armoured Regiment
1st Marine Division
2/7th Armoured Regiment
6th Australian Division
4th Armoured Brigade
36th Indian Brigade
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
255th Armoured Brigade
159th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
1st USMC Corps Tank Battalion
9th Australian Division
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
249th Field Artillery Battalion
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
14th Army
147th Field Artillery Regiment
IV Indian Corps
168th Field Artillery Regiment
33rd Medium Regiment
225th Field Artillery Battalion
226th Field Artillery Battalion
165th Field Artillery Battalion
I US Amphib Corps
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
209th Field Artillery Battalion
8th Medium Regiment
XI US Corps
IV Corps RIASC Base Force
1st RAA Jungle Regiment
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment
181st Field Artillery Regiment
I US Corps
205th Field Artillery Battalion
6th Medium Regiment
XV Corps RIASC Base Force

Defending units:
9th Division
4th Division
74th Infantry Regiment
33rd Division
19th Division
2nd Guards Division
77th Infantry Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
36th Field AA Battalion
14th RF Gun (Pack) Battalion


Just saw the modifiers, supply was a problem that dropped our AV... that won't be an issue in Moulmein, so fairly confident Moulmein can hold...

Here is an example daily Naval bombardment.

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Night Naval bombardment of Moulmein at 55,55

Allied Ships
CA Cornwall
CA Suffolk
CA Sussex
CA Shropshire
DD Allen
DD Hobby
DD Nicholas
DD McKee
DD Chevalier

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

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 11
Port hits 2

CA Cornwall firing at Moulmein
CA Suffolk firing at Moulmein
CA Sussex firing at 1st Tank Division
CA Shropshire firing at Moulmein
DD Allen firing at Moulmein
DD Hobby firing at 8th/B Division
DD Nicholas firing at Moulmein
DD McKee firing at Moulmein
DD Chevalier firing at Moulmein


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Night Naval bombardment of Moulmein at 55,55

Allied Ships
CA Baltimore
CA Quincy
CA Minneapolis
CA Astoria
CA Northampton
DD Kalk
DD Stanly
DD Beale
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Abbot

Japanese ground losses:
84 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Manpower hits 10
Fires 1186
Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 37
Port hits 18



On the 18th Andrew switched his bombers to Moulmein, and discovered the amount of FLAK that is there :)Only 4-6 bombers destroyed but lots hit, that will start to wear him down. We also got a lot of transport aircraft flying supply into China, we are shooting dowm 5-10 planes a day. Unfortuneatly a stack of Emily flying in troops to Moulmein were intercepted, we lost 19! So that will now have to stop.

Elsewhere we are doing OK agsint masses of subs, only loosing a few small xAK while getting the odd sub. Last turn this happened which was nice :)

Submarine attack near Tioman Island at 52,84

Japanese Ships
DD Teruzuki
DD Wakazuki
DD Hatsuzuki
DD Susuzuki

Allied Ships
SS Sargo, hits 40, and is sunk

Sub attack near Bowen at 96,148

Japanese Ships
SS I-10, hits 2

Allied Ships
LSI(L) Australia Star, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
LSI(L) Empire Star
DD Talbot


China the recently arrived bdes are moving into place.


Here is the status of troops at Moulmein, some of the really trashed units will move out to cover or even fall back further into Thailand to recover in the next defensive line.






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Hard to stop them, but fighting on this line in Dec 43 is probably a win for Japan.

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Those are some mighty trashed divisions you have there.

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Work keeps getting in the road :( we are churning through turns though, now up to:

28 Dec 1943

Burma
Andrew is now resting his forces in front of Moulmein and has shifted his bombers onto the right hand thrust line from Burma into Northern Thailand (Purple Circle). We are dug in to level 2 forts but are disrupted and in only average shape.






The following is the latest cbt report from the purple hex as Andrew tries his armour at killing our troops.


Ground combat at 60,53 (near Chiang Mai)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21453 troops, 469 guns, 687 vehicles, Assault Value = 956

Defending force 21572 troops, 298 guns, 264 vehicles, Assault Value = 651

Allied adjusted assault: 17

Japanese adjusted defense: 1294

Allied assault odds: 1 to 76

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

Japanese ground losses:
126 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 17 (7 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
219 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 87 (7 destroyed, 80 disabled)

Assaulting units:
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
3rd Motor Brigade
193rd Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
2/6th Armoured Regiment
41st Infantry Division
9th Indian Division
XXXIII Indian Corps

Defending units:
2nd RTA Division
14th Tank Regiment
12th Division
41st Infantry Regiment
5th/B Division
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Army
34th Field AA Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion







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We are now encouraging him to commit all his fighters to sweep that hex (he is also now LRCAPing it as we were shooting down lots of transports he is using to supply it. This screen shows why :)







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Thoughts
The other night while in Canberra Tony and I had a planning conference. Our main concern now in Thailand area is Andrew landing behind us. Places like Victoria point are well defended (400 AV level 5 forts) but as you can see the two places circled on the map above are a litle under done. So some of the trashed units are pulling back from Moulmein to recover and defend those locations.

We have also planned our defensive lines and triggers back to the Chinese border and we are now moving forces into position to prepare those lines.




We assess that Andrew has really narrowed his choices down.

He has run out of time to do a Pacific approach.

He has concentrated most of his force in Indian/Burma axis. Here he can either grind through us (although it will cost him time and casulties) or he can try a short / Medium hook. We are preparing for this now as we think it is now the most likely action he will take. He now has CV parity and within a month will probably hav superiority, although a lot of his are only CVE/CVL class vessels.

The Kurile approach is also viable for Andrew, but not until march. We are nicely dug in here however if Andrew concentrated his CV forces then wit will be difficult for us.

Java/DEI is possible as well.



Given that 3 of the four approaches are on the left side of the map we will continue to keep our CV forces there. We have begun to put out a more extensive sub screen though through the Aleutions to see if we can detect CV forces or a build up...


We are pulling more forces out of the SWPAC, in particular Rabaul. Andrew is currently trying to take Fiji, after about 2 weeks he took Nadi, now he is working on Suva... given we only have 10 AV here he is making a hard time of it.... All our island defences are at or near 6, some are 7 :)


Ground combat at Suva (132,160)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 735 troops, 17 guns, 90 vehicles, Assault Value = 148

Defending force 1853 troops, 32 guns, 25 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Allied adjusted assault: 12

Japanese adjusted defense: 27

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 6)

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

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

Assaulting units:
1st Fiji Commando Battalion
Fiji Brigade
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
131st Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
16th AA Regiment
31st Special Base Force /1
4th JAAF AF Bn
40th JAAF AF Bn
11th JAAF Base Force /2




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