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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/13/2012 11:44:57 AM   
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Any "Pearls of Wisdom" on how to deal with those nasty P-47s on sweep missions?? If I get 1:3 kill ratio, I'm happy. I dread early '44 when the next version comes out and he gets over 150 of them per month (in late 12/43 now).

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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/13/2012 7:48:50 PM   
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I can't imagine facing 150/month! Yuck.

Also, just curious if you're shutting down any refineries or if you still have enough oil moving to the HI to keep it all going. Not sure what is 'normal' here.

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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/13/2012 10:16:29 PM   
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ny59giants, the strategy is avoidance! Our fighters are mainly used to protect bases outside of his escort range, with the occasional LRCAP / Sweep to try to keep him honest... We are trying to hold him far enough away from bases that he can't escort. That is then forcing him to use his air against our ground troops. Ultimately it is a loosing strategy, just one where we hope to loose at a slower rate!

obvert we currently have 3 days of oil in the home islands. We have about 66 days of fuel now. There is about 20-30 days of oil on the way, but that is at least 5-7 days away. There just isn't the oil to ship and we expect that we can only keep the HI refineries operating about 50% of the time... is there any point in shutting them down?

We have about 200k (20days) of fuel on the water as well.

Ship movements are carefully considered.

I'm tempted to shut off all further building of xAK's we have heaps, but the new ones are nice. All xAKL have been turned off months ago.

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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/14/2012 9:12:39 AM   
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6 Feb 1944

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Burma
The Thai's fold retreating into Chian Mai.

Ground combat at 57,53 (near Chiang Mai)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 22229 troops, 369 guns, 960 vehicles, Assault Value = 668

Defending force 6987 troops, 60 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 166

Allied adjusted assault: 844

Japanese adjusted defense: 124

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2808 casualties reported
Squads: 164 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 100 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (6 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Allied ground losses:
437 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 50 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 23 (1 destroyed, 22 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
254th Armoured Brigade
Gardner's Horse Regiment
Americal Infantry Division
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
268th Motorised Brigade
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
2/13th Field Regiment
148th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment

Defending units:
1st RTA Division
6th RTA Division



DEI

OZ

Pacific
PB4Y-1 bombers trash Finschhafen where some of our recce aircraft are based, most get away ok.

China
We continue to bomb the units retreating from Sian, causing around 1000 casulties.

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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/14/2012 9:56:38 AM   
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Indicators and Warnings
Allied Cv forces detected near Diego Garcia heading south (they sank a sub and overflew several others)

Subs

ASW attack near Tokunoshima at 98,66

Japanese Ships
E Wakamiya
E Miyake

Allied Ships
SS Corvina, hits 4


ASW attack near Addu at 16,55

Japanese Ships
SS I-21, hits 10, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Fletcher
BB South Dakota
CLAA Juneau
DD Bennett
DD Charrette
DD Caperton
DD Black


Burma
Quiet except for raids Trinkat by 4E bombers, this was where our Emily were based...


DEI


OZ

Pacific
Finschhafen is attacked again. The place is trahsed, but all our aircraft are out.

China
Spitfires appear over Chungking even though the base is reported as 100% disabled. We loose about 20 aircraft to 5. We have just moved a stack of fighters into this area, so this turn will see the place swept and bombed to dust.

Andrew has managed to get three good corps trapped. He moved into a hex we controlled, and now our troops are moving in behind him, he has nowhere to go...







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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/14/2012 11:34:52 AM   
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ORIGINAL: jrcar

obvert we currently have 3 days of oil in the home islands. We have about 66 days of fuel now. There is about 20-30 days of oil on the way, but that is at least 5-7 days away. There just isn't the oil to ship and we expect that we can only keep the HI refineries operating about 50% of the time... is there any point in shutting them down?



I have no idea if there is any reason to shut them off. I thought maybe it would just make the use of oil that appears occasionally more consistently refined and processed so there wasn't a glut, then a surplus. (Actually there will never be a surplus). Anyway, so that it's more consistent, but I guess it doesn't matter in the end. It's all the same amount being used.



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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/18/2012 7:45:15 AM   
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The first few days not much happened as we tracked the Allied CV's SW of Ceylon. Then on the 10th out of the blue Merauke was invaded!

Indicators and Warnings
Merauke invaded by some second string units, still leaves at least 3 USMC Divs out there. Multiple TF detected 25 Hex West of Sabang...

Subs
Who says Midget subs don't work! They then die to other escorts.

Submarine attack near Merauke at 89,124

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-28

Allied Ships
LST-22

Submarine attack near Merauke at 89,124

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-30

Allied Ships
LST-171, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Submarine attack near Merauke at 89,124

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-28

Allied Ships
LST-74, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage




Burma

DEI
Off Merauke:

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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
H8K2 Emily x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2 Emily: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
CVE Casablanca
CVE Santee


Night Naval bombardment of Merauke at 89,124

Allied Ships
BB Pennsylvania
BB Arizona
BB Oklahoma
BB West Virginia
BB Maryland


Japanese ground losses:
274 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 13 (5 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 52
Port hits 12
Port supply hits 2

Pre-Invasion action off Merauke (89,124)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

54 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Exeter
DD Nicholson
DD Halford
DD Daly
DD Bradford
LCI-23
CVE Barnes
LCI-21
LCI-24
LCI-22
DD Meredith





Massive air attacks by B-24, PB4Y-1, B-25 follow.

More LST and LCM arrive and disgorege their troops, at the end of the turn it looks like this. We have about 170AV behind level 6 forts with 11k of supplies.

Ground combat at Merauke (89,124)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3972 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 183

Defending force 32478 troops, 614 guns, 700 vehicles, Assault Value = 1301

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

Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment
84th Naval Guard Unit
22nd Air Defense AA Regiment
51st JAAF AF Bn
21st Air Flotilla /1

Defending units:
33rd Infantry Division
2/4th Armoured Regiment
30th Australian Brigade
1st Army Tank Regiment
8th Australian Division
3rd Australian Brigade
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
4th Field Artillery Battalion
2/11th Field Regiment
1st Medium Regiment
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
6th RAAF M/W Sqn




OZ

Pacific

China
We have marched and tried a shock attack, the Chinese Bde had just arrived :( We have a Div and a Tk Regt about 5-7 days away...

Ground combat at Kungchang (81,36)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1015 troops, 4 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 37

Defending force 3178 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 114

Japanese adjusted assault: 34

Allied adjusted defense: 139

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

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
51st Recon Regiment

Defending units:
9th Separate Brigade
6th Chinese Base Force


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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/18/2012 7:50:17 AM   
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Our subs and search aircraft have done a stirling effrt of detecting and tracking the enemy forces as they move down from North of Ceylon.

The Japanese fleet is now moving into position, every CV/L/E, BB's (less the 2 in repair) and the CA's...






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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/19/2012 8:30:21 AM   
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11 Feb 1944 Merauke Falls

Indicators and Warnings
Enemy TF's detected moving slowly closer towards the Sumatra coast.

Subs

Burma
Not much happening, he bombs Chiang Mai.

Moulmein makes level 7 forts. Now back upto about 1400 AV, should get to 1600-1800 AV. Continuing to thin out forces to the south.

DEI
Enemy TF loiter off the Sumatra coast, moving fighters and strike aircraft. Contine to fly in the 1st Guards div to Sibolga, now at 300AV and alsmost level 3 forts.


Under significant air and sea bombardment Merauke falls on the first attack.

Ground combat at Merauke (89,124)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32131 troops, 614 guns, 694 vehicles, Assault Value = 1309

Defending force 4764 troops, 47 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 174

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 5

Allied adjusted assault: 2424

Japanese adjusted defense: 57

Allied assault odds: 42 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Merauke !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
2772 casualties reported
Squads: 41 destroyed, 118 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 28 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 25 (15 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
160 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 49 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
8th Australian Division
2/4th Armoured Regiment
1st Army Tank Regiment
33rd Infantry Division
30th Australian Brigade
3rd Australian Brigade
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
4th Field Artillery Battalion
I Australian Corps
2/11th Field Regiment
1st Medium Regiment
6th RAAF M/W Sqn

Defending units:
146th Infantry Regiment
84th Naval Guard Unit
22nd Air Defense AA Regiment
51st JAAF AF Bn /1
21st Air Flotilla /1


OZ

Pacific

China
He counter attacks where our shock attack last turn failed.

Ground combat at Kungchang (81,36)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1589 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 341

Defending force 914 troops, 4 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Allied adjusted assault: 3

Japanese adjusted defense: 34

Allied assault odds: 1 to 11

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

Assaulting units:
56th Chinese Corps
9th Separate Brigade
6th Chinese Base Force

Defending units:
51st Recon Regiment



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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/19/2012 8:53:59 AM   
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Indicators and Warnings
Indicators are that he has split his CV’s, with a small TF off Sumatra and 8-10 CV, CVE, CVL at Horn Island. It is assessed that the forces off Sumatra are a feint. See next post for our plans.

Subs

Burma
P-47 Sweep the hex north of Bangkok, sometimes you wonder what you can do… well apart from massing more fighters to be shot down. We loose 40 - 50 to about 10 kills. At least most of the aircrew live, although many are wounded.

Morning Air attack on Ayuthia , at 56,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 17
Ki-84r Frank x 84

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Ayuthia , at 56,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 47,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 14
Ki-84r Frank x 64

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 7 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Ayuthia , at 56,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 11
Ki-84r Frank x 44

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Ayuthia , at 56,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 5
Ki-84r Frank x 31

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 81

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 13 destroyed


No Allied losses



DEI
Most of our troops at Merauke are killed off through massive air attacks and the attacking Allied divisions.

OZ

Pacific

China

In China we go after the Spitfires protecting the air transport bridge from India to Chengtu. We are flying at range 8.

Morning Air attack on Chengtu , at 75,41

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 13
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 23
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 18

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged


Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed
Spitfire VIII: 2 destroyed on ground


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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 12

Morning Air attack on Chengtu , at 75,41

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 13
N1K2-J George x 42
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 26
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 56
Ki-84a Frank x 32

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 8 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14

Morning Air attack on Chengtu , at 75,41

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 18
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 13
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 17
Ki-84a Frank x 15

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 2 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak


Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 1



We try to hurry out the troops we routed from Sian… need more force.

Ground combat at 82,39 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 36767 troops, 375 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 1309

Defending force 81013 troops, 493 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1784

Japanese adjusted assault: 631

Allied adjusted defense: 1441

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
4156 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 422 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 59 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 42 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1726 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 114 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 97 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 37 (1 destroyed, 36 disabled)

Assaulting units:
71st Infantry Brigade
36th Division
110th Division
32nd/A Division
2nd RGC Capital/C Division
1st Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
29th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
82nd Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
43rd Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
34th Group Army
39th Group Army
8th Group Army
5th War Area
14th Group Army
24th Group Army
15th Chinese Base Force
36th Group Army
Jingcha War Area
37th Group Army
1st War Area
6th Group Army
31st Group Army
38th Group Army
15th Group Army
4th Construction Regiment
10th Chinese Base Force
92nd Chinese Corps
7th Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment




Not much we can do against the P-47 at the moment, on the other hand they can't win the war by themselves...

Lots of stuff is moving into position, more detail later.

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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/19/2012 7:13:51 PM   
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Ok Plan prior to running the turn.

All of our battlefleet, CV and surface combat forces have been concentrated at Batavia. They had moved out about a days sail through the Sunda straits to flank his forces moving on Sumatra.

It now looks like these forces are either a feint, or he has split his CV forces, with 1/3 to 1/2 at Horn Is.

Therefore this is a grand opportunity for our forces to take on his with a good prospect of better than a 50/50 fight... here is the situation, then i'll run the turn...






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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/19/2012 10:46:42 PM   
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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/20/2012 1:48:15 AM   
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Thanks Cribtop!

Well the 13th turned out to be a fizzer... see the image below for the situation at the end of the day. We ended up out of range, probably a good thing as it isn't a feint!

The allied force is spread over two hex, the closer hex has 3 CV/CVL TF (prob UK and US CV's) following a BB tf. Behind it is around 10 TF, including some CVE, BB and CA and invasion types. This is consistent to what you would expect for a major operation.

We are unsure what the target is, Sabang or more lilely the offshore base of Sinabang... possibly both.

We have now moved in and arranged our fighters and strike aircraft to cover both options, our CV forces will sit back a bit and let the land based air do the initial fighting... depending on where he goes that is. We have moved up reserve aircraft for the turn after just in case...

He may turn tail and run (he knows at least some of our CV forces are there), which would suit us as we just can't afford to have him sitting in Sumatra blowing our oil and fuel away...

Next turn will be very interesting...






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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/20/2012 4:40:15 AM   
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Andrew steps up to the cliff edge... but doesn't throw himeself over.

The Allied force flees NW back towards Ceylon, they leave some BB's back as a covering force but no attacks occur.

Sumatra is now safe for the moment. Our CV forces conduct a replenishment.

Sumatra is a hotch podge of hastily transported units, will have to sort out the mess.

A whole stack of place sdig in further.

Uttaradit Fortifications expanded Now level 5
Ulithi Fortifications expanded Now level 3
Victoria Point Fortifications expanded Now level 5
Liuchow Fortifications expanded Now level 5
Patung Airfield expanded Now level 3
Sorong Fortifications expanded Now level 4




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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/23/2012 10:54:50 AM   
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14-17 Feb 1944

Sumatra

During this time Andrew moves his CV forces back in towards Sumatra trying to entice our CV forces out to sea, or get us to launch long range strikes... neith of which occurs... but he is now only one days move off the northern tip of Sumatra so our aircarft are again put on alert.

Our TF have drained one 30k replen Tf and started on the second, however we now have full tanks.

Burma
He bombs Chiang Mai daily and is slowly building up strength.

We have now formed a solid line from Moulmein to Uttradit.

Pacific
No move yet past Merauke. We have emily on night naval attack that still haven't hit anything...

China
We have advanced on Lanchow, but need to send some forces back until we can eliminate the Chinese we have cut off to free up more forces. Here is the most recent attack we have done:

Ground combat at 83,39 (near Sian)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 14189 troops, 102 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 449

Defending force 17382 troops, 44 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 351

Japanese adjusted assault: 523

Allied adjusted defense: 23

Japanese assault odds: 22 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
891 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 56 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Allied ground losses:
856 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 108 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
76th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps



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Situation in Burma
Fairly quiet, looks like Andrew is going to focus on liquidating Chiang Mai before moving on. 600 AV behind 6 forts and plenty of supply should be a challenge...






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18 Feb 1944 Sabang invaded!

Andrew lands at Sabang...


Indicators and Warnings
Enemy landings at Sabang signal a real intent in Sumatra :)

CVE's (2-6) still located around Horn Island / Merauke area. This means we have a slight edge in aircarft numbers in the up comming battle, but still really only 50-50 unless we can strike from outside his range, or our land based air helps a little more than it has. Next turn could be a Phyric victory...

Merauke now hosts enemy aircraft.

Subs
One of our SSX at Sabang gets Lexington in its sights but misses. They and an RO die in counter attacks.

Sub attack near Sabang at 44,70

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-32, hits 10, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CV Lexington II
BB Indiana
CLAA San Diego
DD Hale
DD Erben
DD DeHaven


Burma
An attack at Chiang Mai drops the forts, even though the odds and AV is in our favour :(

Ground combat at Chiang Mai (58,53)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 45911 troops, 836 guns, 1672 vehicles, Assault Value = 1639

Defending force 22540 troops, 329 guns, 139 vehicles, Assault Value = 641

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 5

Allied adjusted assault: 950

Japanese adjusted defense: 2392

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
893 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 125 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 42 (4 destroyed, 38 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1240 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 71 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 39 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 114 disabled
Guns lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 30 (1 destroyed, 29 disabled)

Assaulting units:
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
268th Motorised Brigade
41st Infantry Division
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
Americal Infantry Division
193rd Tank Battalion
2/6th Armoured Regiment
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
254th Armoured Brigade
Gardner's Horse Regiment
9th Indian Division
148th Field Artillery Battalion
2/13th Field Regiment
XXXIII Indian Corps
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment

Defending units:
12th Division
6th RTA Division
3rd RTA/C Division
1st RTA Division
54th Division
2nd RTA Division
5th/B Division
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
15th Army
34th Fld AA Bn /1



DEI
Off sumatra andrew brings in the whole force kept together with the invasion force and CV's all in the same hex. Massive air battles occur. Our Jills, despite two AirHQ in their hex, not over stacker supplied etc etc make piece meal attacks 24 aircraft at a time and are slaughtered. The Oscar II though do better getting a bomb hit on Enterprise II and Lexington II.

He loses about 130 fighters, we loose about 290 aircarft, about 200 being Jill and Oscars attacking the ships. We don't loose that many fighter pilots.

He lands an impresive force ashore of about 3 inf Div and an Armoured div... we have 600 AV behind level 6 forts, and are flying and moving in another 100-200 AV... If we can hold the first attack we should win.

He doesn't bombard or strike Sabang so he doesn't damage the airfield... so we are keeping fighters there to help with the next day of combat.

Next turn should see anything capable of dropping ordanance entering the fray, Jill, Judy, Helen, Oscar, Nick, Nell... plus all of our CV air...


Day Time Surface Combat, near Sabang at 44,70, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-538
MTB G-539
MTB G-540
MTB G-541
MTB G-543
MTB G-544
MTB G-545, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Valiant
BB Queen Elizabeth

CA Baltimore
CA Boston
DD Queensborough
DD Quilliam
DD Redoubt
DE Acree
DMS Hovey
DMS Hopkins
DMS Lamberton

Day Time Surface Combat, near Sabang at 44,70, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-158

Allied Ships
DE Deede
AO Niobrara
AO Millicoma
AO Cossatot

KV Nigella
KV Aster
KV Hollyhock
DE Cauvery

Morning Air attack on Sabang , at 44,70

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 32
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 36
Ki-84a Frank x 26
Ki-84r Frank x 61

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 11
Seafire IIC x 4
Wildcat V x 17
F6F-3 Hellcat x 247

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 7 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 6 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 6 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
40 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 38000 feet
30 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 38000 feet
33 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 38000 feet

Morning Air attack on Sabang , at 44,70

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 26
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 16
Ki-84a Frank x 22
Ki-84r Frank x 36

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 36
Seafire IIC x 5
Wildcat V x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 110

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Wildcat V: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed


Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 24
N1K2-J George x 9
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 5
Ki-84a Frank x 8
Ki-84r Frank x 8

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 15
Seafire IIC x 9
Wildcat V x 27
F6F-3 Hellcat x 215

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 14 destroyed, 1 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Wildcat V: 2 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
CVL Monterey

Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 23
N1K2-J George x 8
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 9
Ki-84r Frank x 9

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 14
Seafire IIC x 8
Wildcat V x 24
F6F-3 Hellcat x 211

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 14 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Seafire IIC: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed


Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 23
N1K2-J George x 14
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 9
Ki-84r Frank x 11

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 14
Seafire IIC x 5
Wildcat V x 23
F6F-3 Hellcat x 205

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 13 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVL Monterey
CV Illustrious

Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 21
N1K2-J George x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 6
Ki-84r Frank x 8

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 13
Seafire IIC x 5
Wildcat V x 20
F6F-3 Hellcat x 194

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 12 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Alabama
CVL Cabot

Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 24
N1K2-J George x 7
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 5
Ki-84r Frank x 6

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 12
Seafire IIC x 5
Wildcat V x 19
F6F-3 Hellcat x 181

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 7 destroyed, 2 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 7 destroyed by flak
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVL Belleau Wood
CV Lexington II
CV Yorktown II

Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 1
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 42
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 14
Ki-84a Frank x 5
Ki-84r Frank x 11

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 10
Seafire IIC x 5
Wildcat V x 16
F6F-3 Hellcat x 165

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 3 destroyed, 14 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 8 destroyed by flak
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Conway, Shell hits 2
CVL Belleau Wood
CV Yorktown II, Bomb hits 1
CV Lexington II, Bomb hits 1

DD Colahan
DD DeHaven

Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 2
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 41
Ki-84a Frank x 1
Ki-84r Frank x 18

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 8
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 114

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 5 destroyed, 10 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 8 destroyed by flak
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Illustrious
DD Jenkins
BB Alabama
CVL Monterey
DD Hickox, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVL Cabot
DD Isherwood

Ground combat at Sabang (44,70)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 11526 troops, 138 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 606

Defending force 47388 troops, 1046 guns, 1994 vehicles, Assault Value = 2315

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

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

Assaulting units:
1st Guards Div /2
18th Garrison Unit
28th Ind.Mixed Brigade
46th Div /3
124th Infantry Rgt /1
22nd Air Flotilla
131st Naval Construction Battalion
30th Field Artillery Regiment
20th JNAF AF Unit
91st JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
5th Indian Div /4
50th Tank Brigade
766th Tank Bn /1
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
762nd Tank Bn /1
150th RAC Rgt /1
32nd Infantry Div /2
158th(Sep) Infantry Rgt /1
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
255th Armoured Brigade
II Aus Corps Engr Bn /1
4th Armoured Bde /3
767th Tank Bn /1
1st Marine Div /3
205th Field Artillery Battalion
249th Field Artillery Battalion
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
226th Field Artillery Battalion
98th Field Artillery Battalion
32nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
1st RAA Jungle Regiment
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
33rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
I US Amphib Corps /1


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China
We trash a couple of units near Lanchow.

Ground combat at 81,35 (near Lanchow)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13744 troops, 112 guns, 180 vehicles, Assault Value = 521

Defending force 5996 troops, 49 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 170

Japanese adjusted assault: 447

Allied adjusted defense: 58

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
241 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1887 casualties reported
Squads: 74 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 84 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
37th Division
23rd Tank Regiment

Defending units:
56th Chinese Corps
9th Separate Brigade
6th Chinese Base Force


But these ones continue to hold on and hurt us...

Ground combat at 83,39 (near Sian)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 13317 troops, 102 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 359

Defending force 16675 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 261

Japanese adjusted assault: 193

Allied adjusted defense: 15

Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
883 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 69 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Allied ground losses:
440 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 97 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
85th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps





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19 Feb 1944

Air coordination (lack of) destroys the plan :(

Indicators and Warnings

Subs
We loose a couple of midgets then:

Submarine attack near Sabang at 44,70

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-55

Allied Ships
AKA Algorab, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


Sub attack near Sabang at 44,70

Japanese Ships
SS I-157, hits 10

Allied Ships
CV Illustrious, Torpedo hits 1
BB Alabama
CLAA Reno
DD Jenkins
DD Isherwood


We get a break here:

Sub attack near Sinabang at 41,78

Japanese Ships
CV Amagi
BB Kirishima
BB Hiei
CA Takao
CL Oi
CS Chiyoda
DD Harusame
DD Murasame
DD Susuzuki
DD Teruzuki
DD Suzukaze
DD Umikaze
DD Kawakaze

Allied Ships
SS Templar, hits 3



Burma

DEI
Off Sabang it starts OK:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Sabang at 44,70, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-538, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-539
MTB G-540
MTB G-541, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-543
MTB G-544

Allied Ships
DD Penn
DD Relentless
DD Rocket
DD Rotherham
AM Heed
AO Neosho
AO Sabine
AO Kaskaskia
AO Cimarron
AO Platte, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
AO Guadalupe
DE Narbada


Andrew bombards afterall, the place is wrecked but we fly out half the planes and rail the rest out.

Night Naval bombardment of Sabang at 44,70

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 78 damaged
Ki-84r Frank: 6 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 16 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 20 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
N1K2-J George: 4 damaged
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Queen Elizabeth
BB Valiant
CA Boston
CA Baltimore
DD Redoubt
DD Quilliam
DD Queensborough
DE Acree
DMS Lamberton
DMS Hopkins
DMS Hovey

Japanese ground losses:
76 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 29
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 73
Port hits 10
Port fuel hits 4
Port supply hits 2



Then the air battle begins, this is the best strike of the day, a single hit :( Many of our Jill fly with bombs so our CV's still have decent loads.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 22
A6M5b Zero x 87
A6M5c Zero x 11
B6N2 Jill x 54
D4Y3 Judy x 75
N1K2-J George x 3
Ki-84r Frank x 1

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 8
Seafire IIC x 6
Wildcat V x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 201

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 2 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 12 destroyed, 10 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 16 destroyed, 17 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 12 destroyed by flak
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVL Cowpens
CVL Cabot
CV Illustrious
CV Yorktown II
BB South Dakota
CV Intrepid
CV Bunker Hill, Bomb hits 1
CVL Princeton
BB Alabama
CVL Monterey
CV Yorktown



Then a series of smaller attacks (not all shown), mostly from our land bases. Our fighters can't keep the enemy fighters off the strike packages.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 20
N1K2-J George x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 12
Ki-84r Frank x 8

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 8
Seafire IIC x 6
Wildcat V x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 198

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 12 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Seafire IIC: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed


Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 19
N1K2-J George x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 7
Ki-84a Frank x 7
Ki-84r Frank x 3

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 8
Seafire IIC x 4
Wildcat V x 10
F6F-3 Hellcat x 185

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 11 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed


Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 22
Ki-84a Frank x 7
Ki-84r Frank x 5

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 8
Seafire IIC x 4
Wildcat V x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 175

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 13 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 20
N1K2-J George x 2
Ki-84r Frank x 1

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 8
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 161

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 7 destroyed, 5 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed by flak
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Indiana
CV Yorktown II

Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 46

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 8
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 131

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 10 destroyed

Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 12
A6M5b Zero x 44
B6N2 Jill x 55

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 8
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 107

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 12 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 23 destroyed, 8 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 3 destroyed by flak


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Indiana
CV Intrepid
BB South Dakota
CV Bunker Hill
CV Lexington II
CVL Princeton



Next turn will focus on massive sweeps, then bring in more strike aircraft.

The good news is we manage to fly in another 100 AV, with another 100-200 should arrive next turn.


Ground combat at Sabang (44,70)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 17941 troops, 183 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 701

Defending force 56014 troops, 1060 guns, 2268 vehicles, Assault Value = 2344

Japanese ground losses:
112 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (3 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
177 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
124th Infantry Rgt /1
5th/A Div /2
46th Div /2
18th Garrison Unit
28th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Guards Div /2
25th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
30th Field Artillery Regiment
20th JNAF AF Unit
22nd Air Flotilla
131st Naval Construction Battalion
91st JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
50th Tank Brigade
32nd Infantry Division
1st Marine Division
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
150th RAC Regiment
4th Armoured Brigade
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
762nd Tank Battalion
767th Tank Battalion
766th Tank Battalion
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
255th Armoured Brigade
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
5th Indian Division
205th Field Artillery Battalion
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
1st RAA Jungle Regiment
98th Field Artillery Battalion
226th Field Artillery Battalion
32nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
I US Amphib Corps
249th Field Artillery Battalion
33rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment


Still only about 4 divs of combat power, but lots of Arty.

OZ

Pacific

China
Starting to get good kill ratio's here:


Ground combat at 83,39 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12839 troops, 102 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 308

Defending force 15683 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 154

Japanese adjusted assault: 192

Allied adjusted defense: 9

Japanese assault odds: 21 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
193 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
604 casualties reported
Squads: 29 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
76th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps




Here is the first (and only decent) strike of the day.






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Bummer. What about SCTFs if he keeps his CVs in Sabang hex.

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Another question - I think Saigon is one of the trigger bases for kamikaze activation. Is Sabang close enough?

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G'Day Cribtop, no it doesn't appear so... we have had the occasional pilot do it already...

20 Feb 1944

Sabang close to falling...

Indicators and Warnings
The 6:1 odd against Sabang is not a good sign...

A small CVE TF is sittng between Darwin and Merauke, we savage its woeful attempts at a strike.

Subs
Submarine attack near Sabang at 44,70

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-35

Allied Ships
LST-38, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Burma

DEI
Off Sabang we have a poor day again due to weather. He ends up moving his CV forces back past the islands in the Andamans, but still in strike range. Weather impacts a lot, for example some strike planes we have in the Andamans only a few hex from his TF fail to fly... We do sink a few LST's though that were still unloading. Expecting him to LRCAP we sweep, instead he brings in 4E bombers which harm us a lot... bugger. Next turn we will LRCAP and move up closer...

Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 7
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 13
Ki-84a Frank x 6

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

Allied Ships
LST-71, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
LST-34
LST-78
LST-31

Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 13

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

Allied Ships
LST-78
LST-75, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-34

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 25
N1K2-J George x 4
Ki-84r Frank x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
LST-34, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-71, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
LST-78, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-40, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
LST-31, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 45
B6N2 Jill x 28
N1K2-J George x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 6
Ki-84a Frank x 6

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

Allied Ships
LST-34, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LST-31, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
LST-39, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
LST-78, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Lots of smaller strike packages of B-24, the main ones:

Morning Air attack on Sabang , at 44,70

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 6
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 2
Ki-84r Frank x 2

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 6
Liberator B.VI x 12
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 23
B-24J Liberator x 95

No Japanese losses

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

Japanese ground losses:
223 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4

Morning Air attack on 18th Garrison Unit , at 44,70 (Sabang)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 3
Ki-84r Frank x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged

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

Afternoon Air attack on 18th Garrison Unit , at 44,70 (Sabang)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 6
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 2
Ki-84r Frank x 2

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 34
SBD-5 Dauntless x 144

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 4 damaged


Japanese ground losses:
143 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)




The ground attack goes in, we are lucky to hold...


Ground combat at Sabang (44,70)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 54469 troops, 1074 guns, 2278 vehicles, Assault Value = 2364

Defending force 21371 troops, 221 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 661

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 5

Allied adjusted assault: 2922

Japanese adjusted defense: 424

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 5


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

Japanese ground losses:
2325 casualties reported
Squads: 43 destroyed, 98 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 52 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Guns lost 32 (14 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1435 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 111 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 103 disabled
Guns lost 54 (4 destroyed, 50 disabled)
Vehicles lost 39 (2 destroyed, 37 disabled)

Assaulting units:
5th Indian Division
762nd Tank Battalion
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
767th Tank Battalion
50th Tank Brigade
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
1st Marine Division
150th RAC Regiment
255th Armoured Brigade
766th Tank Battalion
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
4th Armoured Brigade
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
32nd Infantry Division
50th Indian Para Bde /1
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
249th Field Artillery Battalion
Sixth US Army
I US Amphib Corps
205th Field Artillery Battalion
1st RAA Jungle Regiment
226th Field Artillery Battalion
32nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
98th Field Artillery Battalion
33rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
124th Infantry Rgt /1
28th Ind.Mixed Brigade
5th/A Div /2
18th Garrison Unit
1st Guards Div /2
46th Div /2
25th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
22nd Air Flotilla
20th JNAF AF Unit
30th Field Artillery Regiment
131st Naval Construction Battalion
91st JAAF AF Bn

Chiang Mai continue sto be a blood bath, want to try and bleed him...



Ground combat at Chiang Mai (58,53)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 45513 troops, 841 guns, 1672 vehicles, Assault Value = 1569

Defending force 20972 troops, 315 guns, 137 vehicles, Assault Value = 535

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 899

Japanese adjusted defense: 1714

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 4)

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

Japanese ground losses:
1469 casualties reported
Squads: 28 destroyed, 140 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 16 (9 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1422 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 62 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 24 destroyed, 83 disabled
Guns lost 23 (3 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Vehicles lost 71 (5 destroyed, 66 disabled)

Assaulting units:
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
Gardner's Horse Regiment
41st Infantry Division
193rd Tank Battalion
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
Americal Infantry Division
254th Armoured Brigade
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
2/6th Armoured Regiment
268th Motorised Brigade
9th Indian Division
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
111th Chindit Bde /1
148th Field Artillery Battalion
XXXIII Indian Corps
2/13th Field Regiment
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment

Defending units:
3rd RTA/C Division
1st RTA Division
54th Division
12th Division
6th RTA Division
5th/B Division
15th Army
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
34th Fld AA Bn /1



OZ

Around Darwin:

Afternoon Air attack on 38th Division, at 76,124 (Darwin)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 5
N1K1-J George x 12
Ki-84a Frank x 11

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 21
TBF-1 Avenger x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 10 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 3 destroyed


Afternoon Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 76,126 (Fenton)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 9

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7
SBD-5 Dauntless x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged


Pacific
Despite some protection a FT tf brining in supply to Buna is hit:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Buna at 99,129

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 7

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed

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

Japanese Ships
PB Okiyu Maru, Shell hits 7, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
PB Suyozai Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb


Nearby he takes some undefended islands...

Ground combat at Dobo (83,116)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 120 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

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

Allied adjusted assault: 6

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

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

Allied forces CAPTURE Dobo !!!

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

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Bn /1


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Ground combat at Taberfane (82,117)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 110 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

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

Allied adjusted assault: 6

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

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

Allied forces CAPTURE Taberfane !!!

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

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Bn /2

China
Still pounding away..

Ground combat at Ankang (82,42)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14565 troops, 85 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 538

Defending force 9318 troops, 49 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 357

Japanese adjusted assault: 286

Allied adjusted defense: 244

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2


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

Japanese ground losses:
1426 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 145 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled

Allied ground losses:
568 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
Ankei SNLF
59th Infantry Brigade
3rd Ind.Infantry Brigade
4th Ind.Infantry Brigade

Defending units:
32nd Chinese Corps
44th Chinese/B Corps
26th Group Army



Making headway now :)

Ground combat at 83,39 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12740 troops, 102 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 298

Defending force 14721 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 104

Japanese adjusted assault: 224

Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 32 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
8000 casualties reported
Squads: 521 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 565 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 27 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 31 (31 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
57th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps



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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/29/2012 10:53:14 AM   
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Sorry haven't been able to keep up, quick rundown by theatre.

20-29 Feb Burma
We have just lost Chiang Mai finally. Our troops will retreat back through the jungle.

Near Moulmein he is trying to flank us through the jungle. The hes to the SE of Moulmein has a div, tk regt, arty regt and soon a bde from Moulein. The hes east of that has two divs.

Moulmein itself is at about 1400 AV behind level 7 forts. We are slowly pulling more stuff out.

Down the coast we are also thining out, no point in having too mach now he is in Saband on Sumatra in force.

Further south in Thailland he tried sweeping Chumphon, a level 8 airbase, with P-28. The "r" model Frank handeled them well, we got about 20-30 P38J for about 20 of ours, although we recovered many of the pilots.






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hm, interesting situation (and a very good aar btw).
How many uncommitted forces he has left now?


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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/29/2012 7:38:21 PM   
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probably 2-3 Divs in this area...

Here is the situation in Sumatra.

Sabang fell, we managed to masacre his DB (got about 90 and 100 Fighters) for light losses to our CV aircraft and then tried to close with his CV force, but he got away due to bad weather.

He trashed Sabang using 4E, our fighters then railed out and over two attacks he managed to take Sabang. We have managed to ship units from Burma to Singapore and FT them in plus flying in units. We now have over 900 AV at Langsa which should hold against the 2300 AV he has at the moment.

We are keeping Sabang supressed, he doesn't have enough engineers. Soon we expect him to come back with lots more though :(

We had two of our CV's get hit by subs but they have made Singapore and will survive, but we now are at or below parity in this area with CV aircraft. We also had a BB hit with a torp doping bombardment runs on Sabang, it shold get back ok though.

We may have sunk a Brit CV... at least badly damaged. Plus light damage to two of his CV's

We probably can't stop a landing of more force... it depends on now if he opens another base, or just piles on. Either way it will get really untidy.... we are just holding our own but that can tip quickly.




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This will be interesting. Sabang is double-edged. Close to major targets, but smack in the middle of the defense as well. If you can keep it suppressed it'll be tough for him to be comfortable landing with your CVs right there and the now concentrated LBA.

Since your CVs will be the major deterrent, use of surface units protected by that LBA could really be the deciding factor for any return invasion. If can hold here that would be a major downer for the Allies.

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RE: Aussies v Aussies - Clubbing baby seals (no AOFFEN ... - 11/29/2012 10:12:54 PM   
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Thanks Obvert yes I agree.

He really needs to open up another airfield, Trinkat would be best for him (and why it is 160AV behind 5 forts) followed by other Andaman island bases or the islands off Sumatra (although they are outside of fighter trasfer range).

Starting to get good "hits" on Sabang from the air so can keep it closed. Main problem is suitable airbases, we have 1 x 8, 1 x 7, 2 x 6, 2 x 4, 2 x 3 airbases in the vicinity and they are all full!

I think he has 2-4 uncomitted divisions. we have about 2 in reserve at the moment, although not yet in a good position to intervene anywhere...

In the next 30-60 days 8 new divs arrive, we will have enough PP's between now and then to buy two out.

Cheers

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Situation in East DEI

In the last week Andrew has started to crawl forward here. He has 3-4 CVE class ships and a strong SCTF that he is using to cover movements. It will take another month or so but he will soon be a threat here. Only have about 120 fighters and 200 strike aircraft of various sorts in the area shuffling around. Will send forward another mixed bde soon. Just trying to bid our time...

Behind here building Balikpapan as a major airbase to host lots of fighters to cover the oilfields.

Otherwise the focus is moving back to the Philipines and getting the southern islands into a state of defence.

Trying to hold Darwin as long as possible to deny its use.




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Here is the curent state of aircraft construction.




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