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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 4/25/2012 1:00:32 AM   
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I tend to agree with ChickenBoy. Taking the eastern DEI should serve as well as taking Celebes to: 1) interrupt the SLoC back to Japan; and 2) build bases in 4E range of Balikpapan, Samarinda and Tarakan. I see no problem over time widening the shoulder of your eastern DEI thrust (especially if you rule out a move on the PI, a ruling out I might re-consider) to include Celebes to obtain bases within fighter escort range of the oil bases, but I wouldn't dissipate your eastern move to do so now.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 4/25/2012 2:25:32 AM   
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CR, since you are just starting 1943, I really think that the eastern DEI/Celebes might be a good play. It is akin to "developing your pieces" in the early part of a chess game. As successful as you have been, ther emight be a tendency to rush things. Is there really any reason to rush your opponent to increase the tempi? I really don't think so. That just adds more risk.

Another thought on continuing the eastern DEI base development and preparing to invade the Celebes is that success in that endeavor really isolates Java and all the Little Yellow Bastards occupying it. That might be a sizable hoard that will likely end up staying as unwanted visitors for the duration of the war...or sunk to the bottom of the Java Sea trying to redeploy.

But, I agree with those that remind you that oil is the objective. As such, building a couple of nice, large bomber bases in the morass of bases you will soon own within easy range to Balikpapan, Ambon and Tarakan will further dent his oil reserves. In fact, Ambon could easily just be absorbed without a lot of trouble once you have totally isolated it. Nice place to practice on with your new bombers:).

From a risk reward point of view, I tend to favor the eastern DEI/Celebes approach. It is much less likely to be as risky as a direct assault on Balikpapan. You'd probably take it on the direct approach, but if you can by pass it while sinking tankers trying to remove the oil, that is better than fighting for a heavily defended objective. When you are ready, bring all those new bases in the easstern DEI to life, build some of them ASAP to larger bases and move on the Celebese in as close to a simultaneous manner as you can.

Good luck. Whatever you decide, you're probably going to spend the next 4-6 months executing it, so choose wisely.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 4/25/2012 5:40:54 AM   
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The decision about where I'm going is a pretty complicated one, but I won't be going into the Philippines in the near future, that's for sure (unless Steve did something crazy like commit the KB to the Bay of Bengal or the Aleutians).

The KB is at maximum power now while the Aliled carrier fleet is still at July 1942 levels - outnumbered and outgunned.  I'm not going to stick my nose into a hornet's nest. It is unlikely that the Allies will be able to move into the Philippines prior to mid 1943.

I think the Allies have the choice of three vectors of attack in the western reaches of map right now:

1.  South China Sea - the epicenter of Japanese air and sea power.  Only one target makes sense - Kuching.  That would be a relatively safe undertaking due to proximity, but it is stoutly defended meaning a large Allied army must be committed there.  That doesn't make sense if the Allies could better use those troops to make deeper inroads elsewhere.

2.  Makassar Straits and Balikpapan:  I like this idea, but Steve should see it coming.  It is far enough in advance of the closest Allied airfield that the Allies would be outgunned unless a successful maskirovka were used to draw Steve into the South China Sea.

3.  Consolidate in the eastern DEI and hit the Celebes:  The risk of ambush will be low due to a strong network of airbases; I think the Allies can successfully spring the carriers and amphibious ships into the region before Steve is aware of what's happening.  The establishment of good garrisons at multiple bases in the Celebes, joined with the Allied move on Sampit (and probably Banjermasin) in the west and the various island in the east gives the Allies very broad shoulders, isolates Java and Timor, and puts Balikpapan in close proximity of major bases.


I would suggest that you keep pushing until you hit something solid, dont overcommit and get stung. Celebes is a good target, but concentrate on the main bases rather than spread out. It then provides another line of approach to Borneo.

You may even see an evacuation from Java??

Dont write off the PI, Chez may only have a token force there as well.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 4/26/2012 10:44:55 PM   
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DEI:  A Japanese TF is on a SW heading and closing on SW Borneo.  Avengers damaged two of the ships today.  I can't figure out what this might be.  Steve has no prayer of accomplishing anything against the Aliled bases towards which the TF is coming unless he brings everything including the kitchen sink, but that doesn't seem to be the case.  Over on Sumatra at Sibolga, the little Allied army tried a probing attack that came off at 1:1.  A big armored unit will arrive tomorrow, so we'll try again the day after.  This looks promising.  The Allied carriers are retiring in the Bay of Bengal in preparation for moving east to support the operating against Celebes.  D-Day is probably 15 to 20 days away.  The Aliles will move on Banjermasin in the meantime (as soon as Sampit airfield reaches level two - probably five days or so).

Elsewhere:  Quiet as the Allies continue behind the scense activity or, in the case of the eastern DEI, in front of the scenes activity.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 4/27/2012 10:46:47 PM   
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Burma:  The Allied attack against the dying IJ army at Magwe comes off at 18:1, but does surprisingly little damage.  Later, I discover that I only had one unit attack.  So we'll have everybody join in tomorrow to see if we can drive a stake through the heart of this beast.  Still no IJ attack at Pegu.  Lots of SigInt of enemy units bound for Tavoy and Georgetown.

Bay of Bengal:  A Glen got a good sighting on an American carrier TF NE (true) of Ceylon.  So Steve has had a bead on thee guys for several days now.  Three CVEs will be moving up from Capetown in a few days.  That will help me create a second mobile air platform to provide cover in more than one place.

Eastern DEI:  Still no detection of nefarious Allied activity.  A TF begins loading an Aussie battalion at Perth to carry to Waingapu, an island west of Timor.  Sampit airfield is 77% to level two and should make that in three days. So I'm thinking the invasion of Bamjermais will get under at about that time.


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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/1/2012 10:29:32 PM   
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NoPac:  The Allies are sending two Canadian battalions and a Marine CD unit to Onnekotan.  This, at long last, is the beginning of the reinforcement efforts.  I have two months to work with, so I had better get something done here.  As usual, PP are the chokepoint.  I need them in the DEI just as much.

Eastern DEI:  A couple of Allied transport TFs are "retiring from enemy TF."  I think they are just leary of a Japanese transport TF with embedded escorts at Manado.  As best I can tell, none of my TFs has actually been detected yet.  However, I just don't think that will last much longer.  Today, a small troop transport TF arrived at Talaud Eilenden. It will begin unloading tonight.  That's a few hexes south of Davao, for goodness sakes!  An Aussie battalion bound for Waingapo (west of Timor) departed Perth; ETA a week.

The Challenge:  The Allies have a huge front line right now - lots of territory with lots of bases requiring stout garrisons each.  That's making it very difficult to find troops to commit to new operations.  But, in order to free up troops in places like Sumatra, I need to move the front forward to create some depth.  Anyhow, I have decided that Oosthaven is my best bet to draw down troops from.  I may siphon off as much as 500 to 750 AV to commit to the Celebes operation.  The American carriers are perhaps four days from being in position to allow that operation to commence. 

Western DEI:  Japanese shock attack at Singkep (island near Signapore) failed.  It appears that the Allies are about to take Sibolga, which is a major step in the right direction.  An IJ sub put a fish into BB Indiana, doing light damage.  Sampit airfield goes to level two, so the Allies can invade Bamjermasin if I get an "all clear" (the troops transports are near Billiton Island at the moment).

SEAC:  The Chicago TF has roughed up several IJ troop transport TFs making for Tavoy.  The Allies were able to stabalize the situation at Pegu, so that I'm not concerned about imminent loss of that base or Moulmein.  The Allies are having some difficulty in liquidating the isolated IJ army at Magwe, which is now fighting with an adjusted AV of about 15.  However, most damage inflicted is still "disabled" rather than "destroyed."  But I get the feeling that is about to change.


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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/2/2012 5:08:32 PM   
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Battle of Singkep: See screen shot for detailed information about a sharp naval engagement in the South China Sea. The Allies lose CA San Francisco, but probabyl put a fair number of enemy ships in the yards for a few weeks or more. The engagemnent was a long one, starting with (1) the IJ TF demolishes an xAKL supply TF; (2) the IJ TF sinks a couple of PT boats; (3) the CA Hawkins TF comes in but then disengages without firing a shot; (4) the CA San Fran group mixes it up with the enemy (commander Ching Lee survives the fray); (5) the BB Valiant TF arrives to late to get in on the action 9but will pursue the depleted enemy TF tonight).

Sumatra: The Allies get another 2:1 at Sibolga, but still fail to claim the base. We'll try again tomorrow.

Eastern DEI: Still no signs of enemy detection of ongoing Allied operations. A small Aussie unit is at Talaud Eilenden. Troops to take part in the big Aliled incursion into the Celebes are reporting to Oosthaven, the port of embarkation. The bases to be occupied are still under Allied control, so I can't call this an invasion...but it has all the earmarkings of one. IN addition to occupying four or five bases in Celebes, the Allies will sniff out chances to move on Makassar and Kendari and will occupy a number of bases to the south, including Salajar and Waingapo.

Burma: This time the Allied deliberate attack results in enemy squads mainly destroyed rather than disabled. The end is drawing closer.




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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/2/2012 6:22:11 PM   
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21 ships?! Isn´t a tad too large to be effective?

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/2/2012 6:28:41 PM   
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Yes, it is too large.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/2/2012 8:22:44 PM   
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(5) the BB Valiant TF arrives to late to get in on the action 9but will pursue the depleted enemy TF tonight).


Valiant Vs. Musashi -- that should be interesting..

I have to wonder about including a CLAA in your force. (Granted, it has the speed, but not the armor or shell weight.) Let's hope most of the 33 hits on Musashi did *not* come from Juneau.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/2/2012 8:43:32 PM   
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(5) the BB Valiant TF arrives to late to get in on the action 9but will pursue the depleted enemy TF tonight).


Valiant Vs. Musashi -- that should be interesting..

I have to wonder about including a CLAA in your force. (Granted, it has the speed, but not the armor or shell weight.) Let's hope most of the 33 hits on Musashi did *not* come from Juneau.


It does have torps though........very few other Allied cruisers have them...........

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/2/2012 8:54:03 PM   
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The vast majority of hits on Musashi were 8" shells from San Fran and Pensacola.  The shells actually took out some weapons, so I think Musashi might need a brief spell in the yards.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/2/2012 8:56:24 PM   
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As for including CLAAs in my combat TFs, you're not the first to comment on this.  I do it for a couple of reasons:

1)  It "feels" right.  They were used in combat during the war.
2)  The Allies are rotating combat ships in and out of the DEI pretty quickly, meaning I have to employ everything I can get my hands on.  The Allies are winning nearly every battle, but every battle means a number of combat vessles require a long journey to the yards at Colombo for weeks of repairs. 

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/2/2012 10:11:39 PM   
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CLAAs should be great in a surface fight against light combatants.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/3/2012 3:09:49 AM   
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quote:

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I have to wonder about including a CLAA in your force. (Granted, it has the speed, but not the armor or shell weight.) Let's hope most of the 33 hits on Musashi did *not* come from Juneau.


It does have torps though........very few other Allied cruisers have them...........

I think you mean US cruisers. Most other nations, including Britain, put TT on their cruisers. The only US cruisers having them were the early Atlanta CLAAs and the WWI era Detroit/Richmond/Marblehead etc class. Both these groups were originally supposed to be Destroyer Leaders, as the Japanese CLs were.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/3/2012 2:56:09 PM   
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BB Valliant may have earned the MVP of the War award, and Japan may have suffered a mortal blow.

Battle of Singkep:  BB Valiant leads a TF that manages to intercept the massive and depleted IJ combat TF retiring from the previous day's enagements.  The resulting battles are devastating to the Japanese warships and probably to whatever hopes Steve had of remaining competitive at sea:

Roune One
Night Time Surface Combat, near Tandjoengpinang at 50,86, Range 8,000 Yards
 
Japanese Ships
     BB Hiei, Shell hits 40, and is sunk
     BB Musashi, Shell hits 84, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
     BB Yamashiro, Shell hits 5
     CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 14,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
     CL Agano, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
     CL Kiso, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
     CL Tenryu, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
     DD Yugumo, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
     DD Akigumo
     DD Kazegumo, Shell hits 2
     DD Makigumo, Shell hits 5,  on fire,  heavy damage
     DD Kagero, Shell hits 1,  heavy damage
     DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 3
     DD Hayashio, Shell hits 18,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
     DD Amatsukaze, Shell hits 7,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
     DD Samidare
     DD Yamakaze, Shell hits 2,  on fire,  heavy damage
     DD Kawakaze, Shell hits 2,  on fire
     DD Nenohi, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
     DD Hatsushima, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
     DD Uranami, Shell hits 13,  heavy fires,  heavy damage

Allied Ships
     BB Valiant, Shell hits 46, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
     CA Dorsetshire, Shell hits 7,  heavy fires
     CL Helena
     DD Meredith
     DD Gwin, Shell hits 2,  on fire
     DD Grayson, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
     DD Monssen, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
     DMS Long

Japanese aircraft losses
E7K2 Alf: 1 destroyed
F1M2 Pete: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Walrus II: 1 destroyed

[The Following information is excerpted:]
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Allies open fire on surprised Japanese ships at 8,000 yards
CA Dorsetshire launches Torpedoes at BB Musashi at 8,000 yards
DD Monssen launches Torpedoes at BB Musashi at 8,000 yards
CL Kiso sunk by BB Valiant at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CL Tenryu sunk by BB Valiant at 4,000 yards
CL Agano sunk by BB Valiant at 4,000 yards
DD Monssen sunk by DD Uranami at 4,000 yards
DD Hatsushima sunk by DD Grayson at 2,000 yards
DD Yugumo sunk by DD Gwin at 2,000 yards
DD Nenohi sunk by DD Grayson at 2,000 yards
DD Kazegumo collides with DD Yamakaze at 50 , 86
DD Grayson sunk by DD Kawakaze at 2,000 yards

Round Two 
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tandjoengpinang at 50,86, Range 2,000 Yards
 
Japanese Ships
     BB Yamashiro, Shell hits 28,  heavy fires
     CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
     DD Akigumo, Shell hits 1
     DD Kazegumo, Shell hits 5,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
     DD Makigumo,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
     DD Kagero, Shell hits 5,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
     DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 5,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
     DD Hayashio, and is sunk
     DD Amatsukaze, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
     DD Samidare
     DD Yamakaze,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
     DD Kawakaze,  heavy fires
     DD Uranami, Shell hits 4, and is sunk

Allied Ships
     CA Pensacola, Shell hits 11,  on fire,  heavy damage
     CL Detroit, Shell hits 1

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed

[The Following information is excerpted:]
Lee, Willis "Ching" crosses the 'T'
DD Amatsukaze sunk by CA Pensacola at 2,000 yards
DD Uranami sunk by CA Pensacola at 4,000 yards

Capital Ship Losses:  By my count Japan lost two BB, one CA, three CL and 5 DD and the Allies one BB and two DD.  In the war to date, Japan has only four BBs remaining (Yamashiro and Yamato are in the yards for awhile; Hyuga and Kongo should be available).  Japan has, at most, seven CA and two CS remaining.

Impact:  I think we've reached the point where the Japanese navy is too weak and spread too thin to be effective.  Steve will have a hard time countering Allied operations in the DEI and it will be very difficult for him to mount any kind of amphibious operation against Paramushiro and Onnekotan.  The KB remains strong (missing two fleet CV and three CVL), but escorts are few.  Japan was already in a strategically impossible situation, but now operationally and even tactically Steve has reached the point where it will be tough to offer serious operation to Allied advances in the DEI.  He can still fight, but he'll often be outnumbered and can't afford to lose anything.  He's got to be thinking about whether he can continue to play the game.

Sumatra:  The Allies are victorious at Sibolga, taking this important "bridge" airfield.  Now the Allies can move RAF fighters from India to Sumatra by air.  This will be a big help.

Burma:  The Allies are also victorious at Moulmein, throwing back a weak enemy force.  The attack at Magwe destroys a Japanese unit, but still isn't able to vanquish that besieged army.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/3/2012 5:30:08 PM   
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Seems like another case of overloading his TF, if these guys had come in 3 different TFs the battle might have been very different. As is stands, Valiant lived up to it's name.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/3/2012 7:09:27 PM   
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Why keep making the oversized TFs?

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/3/2012 7:29:23 PM   
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Steve must not be familiar with TF size and how it affects combat.  He is only around the forums infrequently and doesn't seem to be one who has time to scour for information.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/3/2012 7:31:46 PM   
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Well, by trial and error he should have noticed it himself by now? Or simply looking at your more succesful TF composition.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/3/2012 8:41:37 PM   
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Capital Ship Losses: By my count Japan lost two BB, one CA, three CL and 5 DD and the Allies one BB and two DD.


Now there's an exciting turn!

The loss of Valiant is well worth the end of two Japanese BB's, and it looks to me like at least three more IJN DD's will go under. Are the Japanese suing for peace yet?

IRL, the two American CLAA's that participated in surface combat were promptly sunk. Atlanta succumbed to a storm of shells both enemy and friendly, and took an admiral down with her. Juneau was literally blown out of the water by a torpedo to a vital spot.

True, they carried torpedoes. But let's remember that those were American torpedoes . . .

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/3/2012 11:36:06 PM   
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Wow, Dan. That battle was devastating, and pretty much decisive. Well done.

And I thought my Spurs blew out Utah last night...

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/4/2012 1:04:19 AM   
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Superb positioning of your TFs to get that result - using up most of his ammo and torps in previous actions and then having these follow-on TFs to close the deal - brilliant!
Other notable points - Allies achieve surprise, allies score 6 torp hits and allies cross the "T". I can understand the last item with all the damaged Japanese ships and Willis "Ching" Lee in command, but wondering if Andrew Cunningham was in charge of the Valiant TF and if so, did her survive? [Best Admiral in any navy in WWII IMO]

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/4/2012 1:38:36 AM   
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I would love to take over this game if Chez ever does throw in the towel.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/4/2012 2:13:35 AM   
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Well done, sir. The Valiant certainly lived up to its name. Multiple small-sized surface TFs are clearly the way to go as you have so aptly demonstrated.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/4/2012 4:51:25 AM   
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Dont forget FOW in those results!!!!!!

You could have sunk the lot!!

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/4/2012 5:32:09 PM   
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Eastern DEI:  Allied TFs continue to move undetected and unmolested.  Airfield construction is halted at Morotai, Boela, Taberfane and Suamlauki with each at about 97%.  Sorong is still something like 40%, so the work continues.

Invasion of the Celebes: TFs carrying an Aussie unit slated for Waingapo and a Brit brigade prepping for Kendari are already at the rendezvous points.  Loading begins for the bulk of the troops at Oosthaven.  The invasion is designed to seize some Celebes bases that are still Allied controlled and to then move on either or both Makassar and Kendari if recon shows them weakly defended.  The Allies will also occupy some of the islands to the south in in affort to create a safe path of transit into the Indian Ocean.  This isn't as critical in this situation since the Allies have bases both tot he west (Sampit) and to the east (Saumlaki, etc.).  I didn't have enough transports to carry everything I wanted in the first wave, but here's how it breaks down:

Eastern Arm of Celebes:  29th UK brigade; Barison KNIL unit; 46th Indian Brigade; 36th Sea Bees; 5/14 Punjab unit; Tarakan base force; Kendari garrison. This force will land at Allied-controlled Kolako.  Most of the infantry will move on Kendari if that proves lightly held.

Western Arm of Celebes:  84th Indian brigade; 44th Indian brigade; Moteil Enlead armored unit; 131 Combat Engineers; I US Amphib HQ, 1393 Construction Battalion, 223rd US base force; Telekboetang base force; Rooden battalion, and two SeaBee units.  These will land at Allied controlled Watampone.  From there, they go to Makassar (if lightly held) and/or the bases to the north, including Madjene.

Islands to the South:  First wave features an Aussie battalion at Waingapo; a dutch cav unit and an Indian engineering unit for Bima, and a Dutch battalion at Ruteng.

Banjermasin:  An invasion force is already at sea, loitering near Billiton Island, awaiting a good opportunity to move.  This move will be preceded by recon to evaluate whether the amphibious force is sufficient to do the job.

Balikpapan:  A large force (1,000 AV) has been prepping for Balikpapan for weeks.  This will be ready to go once the troop transports involved in the Celebes operation return.

How it Comes Together:  The Celebes invasion force will "spring" into the region (Steve has poor recon, me thinks) with the American carriers providing CAP.  Just prior to this, the Allies will stage forward recon and patrol aircraft to forward bases like Morotai, Talaud Eilenden, and Boela to provide information against any countermoves by the KB; at the same time, construction on all airfields will resume and each should immediately transition to level one.  Fighters will move in from Merauke and Darwin.  The effect should be that Steve will suddenly have an infestation throught the entire eastern DEI.  If this succeeds, both Timor and Java will be isolated and can be reduced at the leiusure of the Allies.  I think Steve will react violently by doing what he can to hold and counterinvade key places, which might create more opportunities for fighting on terms advantageous to the Allies.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/4/2012 9:48:32 PM   
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Note to all JFBs: This is why you take all those small and dot bases at the end of the expansion phase.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/6/2012 1:30:34 AM   
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1/9/43
 
Steve sends a gracious note to open discussions for Japan's unconditional surrender.  We're actually planning to play for about six more days, up until my departure date on a long camping trip.  He suggested that and I'm glad, for I have four major things I'm interested in seeing:

1.  The main thing is the invasion of Celebes and the simultaneous disclosure of the Allied bases in the eastern DEI.  I think I have just enough time to get this done.  Maybe.

2.  There is a major CHinese attack planned near Chengchow.  That will take place in about three days.

3.  I would love to finally eradicate the Japanese garrison at Magwe.  I don't think that will happen.

4.  I've been nursing a severely damaged CA Salt Lake City for many months.  She's on her way to the yards at Colombo, but she might not make it.  I wish I could find out, but she's too far away to make it in the time remaining.

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RE: Das darf nicht wahr sein! - 5/6/2012 1:31:18 AM   
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Steve sends a gracious note to open discussions for Japan's unconditional surrender.  We're actually planning to play for about six more days, up until my departure date on a long camping trip.  He suggested that and I'm glad, for I have four major things I'm interested in seeing:

1.  The main thing is the invasion of Celebes and the simultaneous disclosure of the Allied bases in the eastern DEI.  I think I have just enough time to get this done.  Maybe.

2.  There is a major CHinese attack planned near Chengchow.  That will take place in about three days.

3.  I would love to finally eradicate the Japanese garrison at Magwe.  I don't think that will happen.

4.  I've been nursing a severely damaged CA Salt Lake City for many months.  She's on her way to the yards at Colombo, but she might not make it.  I wish I could find out, but she's too far away to make it in the time remaining.

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