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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/6/2012 5:56:38 PM   
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this aar just keeps getting better. I hope you keep the MKB intact as long as possible so we'll have ourselves a turkeyshoot come end of 44:)

Good luck and nice to see you've stopped the allies cold at Tulagi. Now, I know you planned a baker recapture op, but seriously, you need to kick the allies out of the Marshals, asap!

BANZAI!

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/7/2012 4:37:33 AM   
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Thanks, temagic! Burma is the focus right now, but we haven't forgotten Baker.

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/7/2012 5:30:20 AM   
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yes, I bet Operation Whirlwind will make CF cry. I mean literally cry, weep... Good luck. BANZAI!

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/7/2012 12:48:13 PM   
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Nice job :)

Intersting to see the effect of level 6 forts... looking forward to seeing some of ours tested :)

Cheers

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/11/2012 12:45:06 AM   
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Four days without an update

Cribtop is such a cruel fella....... hard to believe this sadistically monster created the lifeboats......






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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/11/2012 3:25:46 AM   
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Doing a work conference but will be back soon... Glad to see the interest.

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/11/2012 7:43:14 PM   
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Subs

ASW harasses I-154 near Funafuti. Escorts chase off Searaven near Tandjoengpinang.

4th Fleet

Pago Pago goes to port 5.

SE Fleet

DD McCalla shows up on the sunk report, which we think to be accurate. IJAAF bombers visit Tulagi daily to make life miserable for the US Marines clinging to a narrow beachhead.

Southern Army

With a full moon, long range Nells hit the Alice Springs airfield, destroying 1 B-17 and damaging 14. I love these long range Nells! Is there any way in which G3M3 Nells aren't the best 2E LBA for the IJNAF? Am I missing something?

Burma

We sweep and bomb the hex near Katha where the enemy popped up. The objective is to allow useful base forces to abandon Myitkyina by rail before the line is cut. The sweep proves again that Hurris cannot match our Tojos, with a kill ratio of 12:2.

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/11/2012 7:46:00 PM   
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Subs

ASW harasses I-154 near Funafuti. Escorts chase off Searaven near Tandjoengpinang.

4th Fleet

Pago Pago goes to port 5.

SE Fleet

DD McCalla shows up on the sunk report, which we think to be accurate. IJAAF bombers visit Tulagi daily to make life miserable for the US Marines clinging to a narrow beachhead.

Southern Army

With a full moon, long range Nells hit the Alice Springs airfield, destroying 1 B-17 and damaging 14. I love these long range Nells! Is there any way in which G3M3 Nells aren't the best 2E LBA for the IJNAF? Am I missing something?

Burma

We sweep and bomb the hex near Katha where the enemy popped up. The objective is to allow useful base forces to abandon Myitkyina by rail before the line is cut. The sweep proves again that Hurris cannot match our Tojos, with a kill ratio of 12:2. Average EXP of the Tojo group used today went to 78. Not a single IJAAF Tojo group has average EXP of less than 70. Yikes.

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/11/2012 8:04:07 PM   
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A quiet day.

Subs

Pike misses an xAK near Damar.

Southern Army

Nells damage 20 B-17s at Alice Springs.

Burma

We again sweep the hex near Katha and reap a 13:0 kill ratio. Interestingly, P-40s join the Hurricanes today. A max effort or is CF running low on Hurris?

Other

Armaments stockpile hits 100K and we cut way back on production. We will only seek to maintain this level going forward.

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/11/2012 8:05:10 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cribtop

With a full moon, long range Nells hit the Alice Springs airfield, destroying 1 B-17 and damaging 14. I love these long range Nells! Is there any way in which G3M3 Nells aren't the best 2E LBA for the IJNAF? Am I missing something?



I'm completely with you. After hitting the British fleet at 20 hexes with 100 G3M3 while they sat in Madras this plane lept to the top of my appreciation list. Teamed with the Dinah-III or Irving recon planes they are formidable. As long as there is no CAP.

PS- I just noticed your note about armaments going to 100k. Is this much necessary for later reinforcements? Mine is at 55k and I've held it there for the past 10 months or so. Should I bump it up to get ready for late 43 reinforcements?

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/11/2012 8:10:57 PM   
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Subs

Gudgeon duds on an AMC scouting in the Bering Sea. An ASW Sally reports a hit on a sub near Balikpapan.

5th Fleet

Recon Lightnings are regularly snooping over our bases in the Aleutians.

SE Fleet

Ndeni's airfield goes to 5.

Burma

Tojos crush a dwindling Hurricane CAP near Katha, 4:0. A night raid at Ledo destroys a C-47, damaging 8 more and 5 P-40s. Magwe makes forts 4.

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/12/2012 9:50:01 PM   
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Strategic and Operational musings on Whirlwind.

OK, I am finally catching up close to the actual game now. I am looking over the board and for the moment it's all about Burma. I am somewhat concerned that CF hasn't shown much of his US ground forces and that he may be drawing me away from the DEI, but in the end he can't yet maintain control of the seas and thus such a move would be an invitation to a favorable naval battle for Japan once I reacted. So, it's all about Burma.

Operationally, I have some concerns. First, CF has wisely increased the garrison at Chittagong, so the landing would have to occur at a lightly held Cox's Bazaar. Bad roads to Chittagong would slow things down a bit. Second and more importantly, what if CF has the guts to push on to Rangoon? I can probably take Assam, because his army is on the other side of the trackless jungle and can't double back quickly. However, if he has enough restricted Indian Army units, he could engage me in Assam with those forces while moving on to take Rangoon, re-open the China Road, and leave me in a bit of a mess.

How much does he have left in India? I've spotted 2 Brit Divisions, 2 Aussie Divisions and 8 Indian Divisions. I assume that's about all he's got, but am I wrong?

Finally, assuming I take Assam and he's cut off, what do I do next? If he turns around I'm thrilled, but eventually I have to either ferry or march my army back into Burma to fight him, and then even small Indian forces could re-take enough to re-open a supply line. I don't have enough to leave an Assam garrison that could hold for long.

Thoughts?

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/12/2012 11:49:27 PM   
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Crib, you have studied Sun-Tze.  You know your enemy as well as anyone other than himself.  Ask yourself....what has Cuttlefish's reaction been in similar situations.  Has be played aggressively as would be the case if he cuts to Rangoon rather than turning at least most of his force back to Assam?  Can you leave enough in Burma to prevent any precipitious advance by 1/2 his force on Rangoon and still have sufficient force in Assam to take all or substantially all of it?  If the answer to the latter is yes, then I would go forth if you have a strategic goal in mind in taking Assam (and you usually do).

Given MY PRECEPTION of his play to date, I'd say that it is highly likely he will take the conservative road and pull much of his force back to Assam or hold it in place rather than aggressively going for Rangoon.  A showing of red unit symbols between him and Rangoon would likely help him decide to go conservative.

Good luck !

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/13/2012 3:17:31 AM   
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Honestly, I agree Princep. CF has been conservative, and my gut is to assume the same here. I just hate to COUNT on it, if you see my point.

Option 1 - 2 IJA Divisions to defend the Assam road south of Akyab, 4 to cover the Taung Gyi to Toungoo line. Very thin near Toungoo, but leaves 8 crack divisions to hit the Assam (2 armored).

Option 2 - 2 more divisions go to the Toungoo area, leaving 6 to hit Assam (2 armored).

I'm leaning toward Option 1, but honestly it's a bit of a bluff in the south if CF has the cojones to call it.

What a game!

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/15/2012 11:02:04 PM   
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Subs

I-22 misses an AM on ASW duty near Sydney, then is bombed by a Wirraway that misses.

IJN escorts chase off Grayback in the Celebes Sea. A Betty from Munda reports a hit on a sub near Tassafaronga.

5th Fleet

We're using one group of the recon Judy up here. It's slightly inferior to the Irving but during the replay the Judy is often reported as a "Japanese Carrier Plane," so I like to send them up once in a while to keep CF guessing whether I've got any CVs in the area.

Southern Army

Searching Emilys from Java report hits on two AMcs at Exmouth. That encounter strikes me as a long way to fly to drop a bomb on a crappy little mine ship!

Combined Fleet

MKB sneaks through the narrow channel between Toboali and Palembang en route to Singapore and a needed re-fueling and re-fit.

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/15/2012 11:12:27 PM   
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Subs

The enemy DCs I-1 near Pearl and sends her home with a penetrating hit.

5th Fleet

Adak goes to airfield level 1 to facilitate recon efforts. I'm sure my troops appreciated the orders to build an airfield in the Aleutians in December.

Combined Fleet

MKB and her attendant TFs make Singers without incident. We will repair SYS damage and top off the air groups. We are very pleased that a review of the groups shows very low pilot losses during the long but disappointing voyage from Truk to Singapore via Noumea.

Burma

Today our sweeps are rained in but the bombers fly, resulting in the predictable losses to Oscar escorts. We are pleasantly surprised that the new armored Helens hold up pretty well, only losing 2. In the PM phase, Tojo sweeps exact revenge with losses of 5:1. Cribtop Intel picks up on the fact that we are flying against Hurricane IIb models today. This is the first sighting of the IIb in months - a sign of strain on the RAF pools?

33rd Division marches out of the jungle and moves toward Mandalay. We need to get all of CF's divisions on our side of the jungle before the Whirlwind landings.

China

Ichang goes to airfield 4, which facilitates the daily supply bombing of Chungking.

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/15/2012 11:18:52 PM   
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Obvert,

Getting back to you on armaments. My understanding from wise economics ministers is that Japan should build up 100K armaments and 20K vehicles, then slack off a bit and just maintain those levels. I assume this is to accommodate the 43-44 reinforcements, but I confess I'm just following orders here. Seems to be working out though. Between easing off on ARM and VEH production and increasing HI in the conquered territories, HI is going up very well. I plan to top out at 7500 HI. Most of the increase came at Georgetown, Singers and Hong Kong to use up "colonial" resources without need to ship them home.

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/15/2012 11:31:08 PM   
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Merry Christmas!

Subs

Our ASW TF near Balikpapan renews its long acquaintance with K XVIII without effect.

Kingfish duds on a fast TK near Takao. Scary.

A glen spots a lot of xAPs at Perth. We think we have a good handle on the enemy's convoy routes here and will hunt them.

SE Fleet

B-24s hit the port at Milne Bay. First time going after this target and damage is minor. We recently re-supplied the base, CF perhaps was fishing for disbanded ships here.

A 6 ship TF, including a CA, is reported at Ndeni.

Burma

Today two Indian Divisions march into the Katha hex, preventing an IJAAF company from railing out by one day. Hardly fatal but we hate unforced errors.

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/18/2012 7:47:55 PM   
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Subs

No contacts. We are pulling "long haul" convoys back to base in anticipation of better torps. We will shift to a system of big, well escorted convoys for these routes. The small stuff will stay as is. We have lots of small ships to replace losses, and these CS convoys are limited by port size anyway.

SE Fleet

After spotting a CA at Ndeni, we increased the range of our Bettys at Munda to go after this base. A waste of time as it turns out the CA is a misidentified DD or DMS. We waste torps on these ships in the AM phase, then a small strike in the PM goes after an xAP and an xAK but attacks from ahead or astern. Interesting to note the lack of CAP here, though.

Kavieng goes to Port 2. We see this as a safer harbor once the inevitable 4E raids come to Rabaul. Tulagi goes to airfield 1. We plan to got to level 2 here to provide a credible Val threat for point defense against further Allied moves.

Burma

Trincomalee goes to airfield 7.

China

Trapped KMT planes are damaged and destroyed in quantity as raids against Kweiyang continue.


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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/18/2012 7:57:54 PM   
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Subs

Nada.

Southern Army

B-17s find and hit hard an armored unit hiding in the desert to the East of Daly. CF must have gotten SigInt on this.

Enemy picket ships are detected near Exmouth. We are still alert to a move here, but the likelihood is low as CF last saw MKB in these waters and probably can't take a chance.

Burma

We spot an xAK convoy at Chittagong. Cribtop Intel believes CF is having to bring in supply for his massive Burma army. We will try to interdict this by sub and Betty.

Two Indian Divisions take Katha by DA today, odds 8:1, casualties 53(1) vs 658(51). A brigade of an RTA division and an IJAAF coy are the sacrificial victims here. We will withdraw toward Myitkyina and eventually Bhamo. Our intention in upper Burma is strictly delay now.

Other

Coming this weekend: Now that Katha has fallen, we will post a screenie of the entire Empire at its height just for fun. How far and how fast will it shrink? What brave efforts by our forces can delay, prevent or reverse the Allied counteroffensive? Time will tell...

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/18/2012 8:11:06 PM   
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Subs

Shark torpedoes and sinks a small TK near Singers despite the presence of escorts, dedicated ASW and aircraft on patrol. A Lily belatedly drops a bomb on the sub later in the day but misses.

4th Fleet

Jaluit forts go to 5. Things are getting pretty stout on the perimeter. The six or eight extra months to dig may turn out to be the biggest strategic result of the Torres Islands CV clash.

SE Fleet

Sawa Force's CAs and DDs bombard the American Marines on Tulagi without much effect. We forgot to set float planes as spotters but suspect the waning moon and heavy jungle played the biggest role. Sawa Force was about to return to Truk anyway, so it was worth a shot.

Burma

A night strike at Chittagong finds the airfield very overcrowded and damages or destroys a good number of Hurricanes and Blenheims. Still no sign of 4Es in Burma, which is a surprise. CF is probably limiting them to US theaters for historical reasons.

The two UK Divisions arrive at Warazup and will no doubt take it from light opposition soon.

Other

Two new and much appreciated DDs are commissioned in the Home Islands. They will escort Mushashi and a CVE to the front.

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/19/2012 7:49:47 PM   
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Subs

Convoy escorts chase off Shark near Singapore. Pogy duds on a DD near Torishima. Plunger duds on an xAK in a convoy is about to drop off a CD unit at Munda.

Southern Army

Nells damage 8 B-17s and 3 C-47s at Alice Springs.

Burma

In a watershed moment, the lead division of the main Allied army enters a clear hex north of Magwe. We will begin heavy bombing here to delay and cause damage in the clear. This action begins a race between the Allied armies and Operation Whirlwind. The trick is to get them irrevocably committed to central Burma but not let them take any point beyond a line Taung Gyi - Toungoo - Prome - Ramree Island. White knuckle time for the next three weeks.


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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/19/2012 7:56:23 PM   
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Subs

Kingfish duds on an SC near Hengchun. Escorts of Sawa Force DC Salmon near Ponape as we withdraw to Truk.

Two Lilys report hits on Trusty near Singers, while a Sally attacks a sub near Balikpapan.

Southern Army

We spot a big convoy moving out of Perth to the West. Several CAs are reported (might be DDs), so we can't assume it's a supply/fuel convoy. Pickets and a Glen boat will move into tripwire position in case CF is coming for some mischief. Meanwhile, assuming this is a big supply/fuel convoy, we now have CF's route mapped and will swarm it with subs.

Burma

We hit both the overcrowded airfield at Chittagong and the Aussie 7th Division (in the clear near Magwe) very hard. Interesting that the enemy is choosing to advance without even contesting air superiority.

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/19/2012 8:04:12 PM   
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Subs

Allied ASW harasses I-31 near Pearl. ASW planes report a hit on a Gato class sub near Formosa.

SE Fleet

A CD unit completes unloading at Munda. Just trying to make future bombardments here more costly.

Cooktown makes airfield 6.

Burma

We get another effective and uncontested raid on the Aussie 7th today, but CF strikes back, taking Warazup with a 3:1 attack (forts got knocked down to 1), casualties 466(1) vs 1804(152). The RTA stuff there retreats to Myitkyina and will immediately withdraw to Bhamo.

We are surprised that the Indian Divisons that took Katha have not moved on Schwebo and Mandalay, but they are staying put. We are fortunate that CF has ceased recon of the central Burma bases - he can't see they are being rapidly evacuated.

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/19/2012 8:11:59 PM   
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Every day in this game sets a new personal record for me as far as how deep into a PBEM I've gone. However, reaching 1943 for the first time is truly an undiscovered country. We shall see how our Empire holds up this year.

For all the odd feelings it generates, the day itself is one of the quietest in the war to date. We almost don't generate a combat report at all.

Southern Army

Once again, CF sends surface forces after an IJN picket and the TFs fail to engage. We'll pull back a bit in accordance with a gentleman's agreement since this appears to be a bug. Oddly, it's probable that the enemy TF consisted of an Allied picket spotted here a while back.

Burma

Once again the Aussies take it on the chin. We are getting 400ish casualties and lots of disabled squads each day. Ouch. The lead division is waiting for the others to clear the jungle before advancing, which is 3-4 days of excellent delay for us.

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/19/2012 8:42:56 PM   
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Are you planning to use the beta patch?? It adds routing of TF along coastal hexes which helps Japanese transports.

The 'experts' are almost all picking my Giants this weekend. That usually spells trouble for them. Next, to "Jerry's World" which Eli owns!!

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/19/2012 9:26:45 PM   
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Subs

Convoy escorts DC Flying Fish near Shortlands as the CD unit convoy withdraws. Better yet, escorts of a big convoy bearing 18th Division to Singers for Whirlwind get a penetrating hit and two fuel hits on S-39. Sub sinking sounds later in the turn appear to confirm a kill.

Our subs confirm that the big enemy convoy sighted at Perth is still heading West and thus probably is not an invasion force.

SE Fleet

BA by Japanese forces to test the waters shows raw AS of 626 to 99. We've been disappointed that weather has prevented bombing runs the last few days, so tomorrow we order a max effort by five different air groups. Then we will try a DA to evaluate combat power. We have also ordered a Rufe group to fly CAP over Tulagi to test whether CF is air evac'ing the Marines. So far he has not made any detectable moves to rescue or reinforce his troops here.

Southern Army

An interesting revelation comes from a milk run by IJAAF bombers against the big enemy armored stack near Daly Waters - no flak bursts! CF must be out of supply here. Hmmm.

Burma

The rest of the enemy troops arrive in the same hex as the 7th Division and the Allied army is spotted moving toward the empty hex between Magwe and Mandalay. Here we go.

China

We are constantly bombing Chungking's airfield to hit supply. Same thing at Tsuyung. Finally, we are daily picking off a few planes from the large KMT air force trapped at Kweiyang.

Cribtop HQ is considering resuming the offensive against Kweiyang, or alternatively pushing a force between Kweiyang and the three "Burma Road" bases. Intention would be to cut the Chungking plain off from life-giving supplies once Burma falls to the Allies. We already have an armored car unit moving to block the main road at a key choke point, but could do more. It took some months for the army that captured Changsha to recover disablements, but we are ready now to use these forces.

Status of Operation Whirlwind

We have five divisions that will land at Singapore over the next three days. They will join three divisions already in place. This army constitutes the main force assigned to Whirlwind, and contains several very elite units with EXP in the 90s. In addition, a big base force is waiting at Rangoon to support air cover, and we will probably throw in one or two smaller IJAAF base forces to allow flexibility as we advance. 17th Army HQ will lead the effort.

Plenty of air assets are in place in Burma, with a further reserve at Bangkok. We have six elite Tojo groups and a group of Oscars for long range escort. Bombers include five Helen IIa groups and some Lily IIs that will soon convert to Helens. Their job is to hound the Allied advance into Burma. The IJNAF brings a 45 plane Zero Hikotai, a 36 plane Betty Hikotai and a 36 plane G3M3 Nell Hikotai. These assets blanket the Bay of Bengal with Nav Search and torpedo attack capabilities, but have been kept on restricted ranges to avoid showing themselves to date. Torpedo enabled bases include Port Blair, Rangoon and Prome. Additional Zeros and Nells could be brought into the fray if needed from Southern Army.

The fleet is nearing full readiness, with the last SYS damage projected to be cleared in 3 days. MKB (8 CV, 3 CVL, 2 BB, 4 CA and hordes of DDs) is ready and will be divided into three TFs as is standard. Indes Fleet (2 BB, 4 CA, and DDs) is already fresh and prepared. This force will probably be split into two separate SCTFs. The Fleet Oilers are available, as will be several 4 DD ASW TFs. If the battle lasts long enough, a powerful SCTF centered around Yamato and Mushashi will arrive as reinforcements.

The invasion force will consist of an initial force of two infantry divisions to eat the disruption of a contested landing at Cox's Bazaar and capture the lightly held base. Then a follow on force of 4 infantry divisions, 2 armored divisions and support troops will land. Landings will be covered initially by MKB fighters and quickly supplemented by a 42 plane Tojo group. The army will secure the beachhead and then march on the major enemy airfield at Dacca before turning inland. The TFs will contain up to 75K tons of supply to ensure we are in good shape (we could bring 100K if needed). Cribtop Intel expects to capture significant Allied supply dumps built up in Assam to support the enemy's Burma offensive, but we are not counting on it.

The final phase of the plan involves dropping 1st and 2nd Raiding regiments at two undefended dot bases to cut the rail line connecting Assam to the rest of India. This will occur on D-Day.

This is a BIG Op. Much could go wrong, but we are comforted by the fact we have CV superiority by virtue of the Torres Islands. Cribtop Intel is intrigued that we recently picked up simultaneous SigInt from Colombo, Trivandrum and Karachi. If CF has something in the works we may get an old fashioned ambush by MKB in before the landings. To watch this sector, we will deploy search planes, pickets and a horde of subs in the western Bay of Bengal.

Plan A is to seize everything all the way to Ledo. This will totally cut off Allied armies in Burma and leave CF in a pickle in both Burma and China. If successful, we will hope to crush a desperation effort by the Allied navies to break through.

Plan B is to divert down the coast road, seize Akyab, isolate the enemy army currently locked up with 15th Army forces in the Arakan, and threaten the flank and rear of the Allied advance on Rangoon, using naval control of the Bay of Bengal to provide a safe LoC. Plan B will only be enacted if the enemy has enough "stuff" left in India to threaten to stalemate or cut off 17th Army. It is, in effect, a failsafe we hope to avoid.

All this probably launches five days from today, maybe six. D-Day is estimated for about the 20th of January, give or take. Banzai! Banzai! Banzai!


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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/19/2012 9:30:20 PM   
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ORIGINAL: ny59giants

Are you planning to use the beta patch?? It adds routing of TF along coastal hexes which helps Japanese transports.

The 'experts' are almost all picking my Giants this weekend. That usually spells trouble for them. Next, to "Jerry's World" which Eli owns!!


Wasn't aware there was a new beta patch out, but I sure could use that functionality. I currently manually route the TFs, but is would be nice to save clicks.

As for football, after last weekend's disaster at the hands of OU, SC's loss to LSU and the Dallas clock management debacle against Baltimore, I am basically on football suicide watch. Fire Mack Brown!

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/19/2012 10:00:47 PM   
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As for football, after last weekend's disaster at the hands of OU, SC's loss to LSU and the Dallas clock management debacle against Baltimore, I am basically on football suicide watch. Fire Mack Brown!


Jerry needs to fire himself as GM and actually hire a professional. If he had his way, he would try to be head coach.

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RE: Wait, I can't read Cuttlefish's new AAR? - Cribtop ... - 10/19/2012 10:01:43 PM   
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PS - I wanted to note for the record that I have finally caught the AAR up to the game. Joy!

PPS - Comments on Operation Whirlwind welcome.

PPPS - Michael, you have exactly diagnosed the Cowboys' problem. Coach/GM/Owner/Dictator for Life Jerry Jones.

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