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The Power of Inexperience / GreyJoy(A)-Rader(J) - 3/22/2011 6:12:01 PM   
GreyJoy


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Hi all, newby here and first AE pbem ever.
Rader has decided to exploit my greenness (just kidding) and so we are.

This is Scen 2, 1 day turn and these are the preferences and HRs:

- Non-historical turn but Japanese cannot invade deep in allied territory 1st turn (e.g., no Mersing Gambit)

-Just one Port attack on turn one
-Reliable torps off, allied damage control on
- No sweep/CAP above 20,000 ft (no stratosweeps)
-Para units must be whole before paradroppping (not fragments all over)
-Must pay PPs to cross borders that start *friendly* (e.g., Manchuria -> China, or India -> Burma). Note that you can cross borders that start out enemy (e.g., Kwangtung units can move into Russia).
-1 week russian activation if Japan decides to invade.
-Thai units can move into the Burma panhandle and Indochina.
-4Es on naval attack restricted to 15k and only one group per base.
-No city *or night* bombing under 20,000 ft (it's too powerful). Other than this, all city bombing (China, DEI is fine).
-landing or paradropping on non base/dot hex is forbidden.
No Allied Air or naval units in Russia are allowed, even if Russia is activated.



For the first turn i restricted myself to move only those TFs that were at sea and not in an aggressive fashion anyway. So basically my TFs will try to run away on first turn.
Didn't give any order to any Air, ground or ship unit in order to simulate the 7th dec suprise.

Rader, for what i've read in his previous AARs, seems a very aggressive and smart jap player...he invaded and defeated Russia, raided souther Oz and PH many times...will have to be very very cautious...
One thing Rader has already told me: China and Russia will be strongly active theatres...it's gonna be tough, i know.

I don't have a stretgy right now...don't really know what to do...think i'll learn and live day by day as the allies did in the first months of war...

1st Turn sent...the struggle may begin!

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RE: The Power of Inexperience / GreyJoy(A)-Rader(J) - 3/22/2011 6:38:10 PM   
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Good luck, sir!

Dismal times await, the Allied lot in life is to be a punching bag for six months at least, and as your honourable opponent has a killer rep that can be drawn out until mid 1943 I would have thought at a minimum.

...Thats a long time to get kicked about. But hopefully you will take your licks and win through in the end, every AFBs dream.

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RE: The Power of Inexperience / GreyJoy(A)-Rader(J) - 3/22/2011 7:07:54 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: EUBanana

Good luck, sir!

Dismal times await, the Allied lot in life is to be a punching bag for six months at least, and as your honourable opponent has a killer rep that can be drawn out until mid 1943 I would have thought at a minimum.

...Thats a long time to get kicked about. But hopefully you will take your licks and win through in the end, every AFBs dream.



Yes, i know. i've already considered to lose Russia, northern Oz, SOPAC and half China by the end of 1942...and i'm studying (reading others AARs) how to survive first and secondly how to honorably seek for a final draw

BTW i think it's better to learn the hard way

Thanks EUBanana for your support

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RE: The Power of Inexperience / GreyJoy(A)-Rader(J) - 3/22/2011 7:18:10 PM   
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Oh, forgot to say that we're still playing with the official patch and not the latest beta one cause my opponent feels it's too risky to update now till it goes official.
Really do not know which are the differences, so i'll wait and see

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RE: The Power of Inexperience / GreyJoy(A)-Rader(J) - 3/23/2011 1:03:48 AM   
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Was mistaken...it's a 2days turn!!! How to handle it?
What are the main differences? Any suggestion would be really appreciated...gotta say that this breaking news (well, stupid me not to have well written his mails) is scaring me a lot!!!

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RE: The Power of Inexperience / GreyJoy(A)-Rader(J) - 3/23/2011 1:35:56 PM   
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PBYs are your best friends with 2 day turns. Been there...done that. I would place one at Midway, two at Pearl, Christmas, Palmrya, Penrhyn Island (covers gap between Christmas and Pago Pago), Pago Pago, and Suva. Add in Sydney and Hobart (combine the fragments of all those BF on Tasmania) to give you warning of KB coming to southern Australia for a raid (I play both sides so I know about this usually happening).

Planning and more planning. Some of your ability to micro-manage your fleet is harder here and mistakes can hurt. KB and SC TF can get in to sink ships and out before you have a chance to react. You need to probably list some of your American ground units and decide where everybody is going (look at your reinforcements to see what you get up to 60 days). Those few engineer (construction types like EAB and SB) are very important for placement.

Look at some of those bases in either the Society Islands or Marquesas Islands that can be built up to a size 9 combination (port and AF) as refueling point to and from NZ/Oz (need to pile up endless amounts of fuel without spoilage.

I'll be back with more hints later.

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RE: The Power of Inexperience / GreyJoy(A)-Rader(J) - 3/24/2011 12:32:39 AM   
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Thx mate. I've already had the feeling that 2days-turn will mean a double effort by my side not to get caught by surprise by KB or SC raids.
Now what i'm finding difficult is how to plan some limited counteroffensive not having the chance to interact directly, having to wait for 2 days before changing orders...it's tough...but it's really fun!

Anyway, the first replay got in...PH has been pounded for 2 days and 6 of my BBs went down (they do not come back, right?..they're lost for good?) Virginia, Maryland, Arizona, Oklaoma, Pensylvenia and California....while tennesse and nevada are almost down with sys and fld damage on their 90s...
Japan lost 25 Vals, 25 Kates and 6 zeros over PH...not enough! My AA gunners have been really caught by surprise!

Anyway, nothing else much happened in the first two days... Japan landed at Tarawa, Maikin and on other empty islands down there.
He landed in Luzon (Vigan and Naga) and in Borneo (Miri) but not a single move in Malaya...seems really strange to me. I've read in every AAR that Japanese players usually follow the historical course of events in Malaya...the fact that he hasn't committed any air, naval or ground asset here may mean he's going somewhere else (directly to Northern Oz? Timor?)...a TF with 2 CS have been spotted in the Molucs and attacked by a couple of dutch bombers with no effect. What is he doing there? It doesn't seem a transport TF, so probably it's a recon TF sent there to stop the evacuation of the PI Fleet towards Darwin...i bet the baby KB is hidden somewhere behind it...

I decided to stay and fight in Malaya and in Sumatra. Won't commit any more unit but will try to use those i have there at best, without evacuating them.

In burma i'm trying to organize my defences, despite my forces seem week, understrenght and with exp and morale at their feet.
Still considering how to use the Flying tigers...strange enough i found that 2 out of 3 of their groups are attached to restricted chinese theatre...

China is a mess...still do not know what to do there...trying to move my units back to something that seem a defensive line but he started asap to carpet bombing everything there (HUGE amount of jap air operation in china) and i fear i'm gonno lose a lot of terrain very very soon!

What else? it took me one entire day to give orders for this second 2days/turn....was overwhelming! really!

Already formed many automatic convoys in order to start to resupply Oz, india and Alaska

Is there a way to shut down OZ HI industry?


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 07, 41
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ASW attack near Miri at 65,84

Japanese Ships
DD Minazuki, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage (SUNK)
DD Yamagumo
DD Hatakaze
DD Harukaze

Allied Ships
SS KXIV


First allied minor victory!

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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107 (OUCH!)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 104
B5N2 Kate x 144
D3A1 Val x 135



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged
D3A1 Val: 6 destroyed, 13 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
B-18A Bolo: 4 destroyed on ground
SBD-1 Dauntless: 2 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 5 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 2 destroyed on ground
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 4 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
C-33: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
AV Tangier
BB California, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
DM Montgomery, Bomb hits 1, on fire
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
CM Oglala, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DM Pruitt
CA New Orleans, Bomb hits 2, on fire
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Litchfield, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAKL Manini
AV Curtiss, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DM Tracy, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DMS Zane, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Patterson, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL St. Louis, Bomb hits 1
CL Helena, Bomb hits 1
SS Narwhal, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
DD Downes, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Henley, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Detroit, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DM Breese, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


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


Airbase hits 44
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 187
Port hits 17
Port fuel hits 2






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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 08, 41

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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107...Again...

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 53 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 72
B5N2 Kate x 142
D3A1 Val x 122



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 8 destroyed, 34 damaged
D3A1 Val: 3 destroyed, 32 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
DM Ramsay
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 7, on fire, heavy damage
SS Cachalot, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AV Curtiss
DM Montgomery
AV Wright
xAP St. Mihel
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
CL Detroit, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PT-25, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CM Oglala
BB California, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CL Helena, Bomb hits 1
DD Aylwin, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Selfridge, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Tucker, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Ralph Talbot, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CA Minneapolis, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
PT-22, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Chew, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CA New Orleans, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
AM Turkey, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AO Ramapo, Torpedo hits 1
CL Raleigh, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PT-24, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Phoenix, Torpedo hits 1
DM Gamble, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
SS Tautog, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Honolulu, Torpedo hits 1


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


Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 67
Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 81,103 (this is the CS TF in the Mollucs....)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 3
F1M2 Pete x 4



Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Hasuna Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb







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RE: The Power of Inexperience / GreyJoy(A)-Rader(J) - 3/24/2011 3:30:58 AM   
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No ship respawning in scenario 2. Ships sunk stay sunk (of course enemy ships sunk are subject to FOW).

Alfred

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RE: The Power of Inexperience / GreyJoy(A)-Rader(J) - 3/24/2011 3:09:39 PM   
GreyJoy


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Thank you alfred. Bad news so...

But the bad news aren't finished. The KB stayed 2 more days around PH and sunk the rest of my pacific fleet.
Here's a screen shot...not much left to sink at PH. US navy will be out of nails for a looooong time.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 09, 41

He has made a very smart move, ordering his subs to mine bataan (where i have to pass through in order to evac Manila)...4 subs reported sunk
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TF 218 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
SS S-40, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SS S-38, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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TF 219 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
SS Searaven, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


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TF 220 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
SS Pike, Mine hits 1, on fire
SS Porpoise, Mine hits 1, on fire



His subs have been very active between Singapore and Batavia, chasing down all my ships who chose the southern way to evac Singapore...many ships reported sunk...also a big AP liner...bad news

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Submarine attack near Lingga at 51,88

Japanese Ships
SS I-162

Allied Ships
AMC Kanimbla, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage


Submarine attack near Lubang at 78,78

Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
xAKL Corregidor, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage

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Sub vs Sub: SS I-158 attacking SS KXIII at 53,88 - near Singkawang

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
SS KXIII, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage


And now the only good news of the day. I sent my CA Louisville to engage the naval forces who were unloading at Tarawa...we didn't arrive there cause we found this Merchant Cruiser filled with people ...a nasty night fight, ended with lots of Japanese bodies lying in the ocean surface
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tarawa at 136,129, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CM Okinoshima, Shell hits 19, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Louisville

Japanese ground losses:
339 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled




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Submarine attack near Billiton at 52,92

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
AMC Manoora, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage



AMC Manoora is sighted by SS I-165
SS I-165 launches 2 torpedoes


The DD division that left HK intercepted a jap transport full of soldier...
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Balabac at 70,83, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Giyu Maru, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Scout
DD Thanet
DD Thracian

Japanese ground losses:
349 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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Over PH Japan lost less pilots than yesterday in some raging air battles...my fighters force, by the end of the day, was NON-EXISTANT

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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 1
P-36A Mohawk x 31
P-40B Warhawk x 65
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 3 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12



Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 30
P-40B Warhawk x 43
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 3 destroyed

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At Clark my guys did slightly better than at PH...in a series of prolongued fights we managed to shoot down some 25 planes...not bad

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 39



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 20
P-40B Warhawk x 21
P-40E Warhawk x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 5 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 3 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 4 destroyed





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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 53 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 53
B5N2 Kate x 111
D3A1 Val x 72



Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 24
P-40B Warhawk x 31
F4F-3 Wildcat x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 11 destroyed, 26 damaged
D3A1 Val: 4 destroyed, 31 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-36A Mohawk: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 4 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA New Orleans, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
BB Nevada, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DMS Zane, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Phoenix, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Allen, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DM Sicard, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 4, heavy damage
DD Dale, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CA Minneapolis, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
CL Raleigh, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Chew, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DM Tracy, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AV Curtiss, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AVD Hulbert, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DM Ramsay, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Detroit, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AG Aries, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Downes, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AE Pyro, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Honolulu, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1
AV Tangier, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
PT-30, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DMS Trevor, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AD Whitney, Bomb hits 1
DD Patterson, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DMS Hovey, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AV Wright, Torpedo hits 1
PC Tiger, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL St. Louis, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAP St. Mihel, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Dewey, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DMS Wasmuth, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage


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


Repair Shipyard hits 4
Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 1


Near the Mollucs what i thought was a CS TF showed itself as a HUGE invasion TF with destination Ambon!. Seems that Rader wants to close the door for the evacuation towards Darwin...not much i can do to stop him at the moment...
Anyway, my brave brewster dutch pilots managed, during a serie of battles lasted 2 days, to shoot down 7 enemy float planes without losing a single plane of ours! Very good!!

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kofiau at 78,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 3
F1M2 Pete x 4



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 3
Hudson I x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed
F1M2 Pete: 1 destroyed


Japanese Ships
xAKL Tomozono Maru #3

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Submarine attack near Muntok at 52,90

Japanese Ships
SS I-156

Allied Ships
CMc Pro Patria, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



CMc Pro Patria is sighted by SS I-156
SS I-156 launches 2 torpedoes





CHINA is just a big mess...Japan is advancing everywhere covered by hundreds of planes that annihilate any attempt of resistance.... Also it begun today the reduction of HK fortres...

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Ground combat at Miri (64,87)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 10815 troops, 77 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 443 Isn't that an overkill for Miri!?!??!?!?!?!?!?
Defending force 112 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 317

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 317 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Miri !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
61 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
148 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 10, 41

I won't copy everything here cause i think it's kinda boring for the readers... let's say that we haven't spotted a single landing in Malaya. His troops are taking the long route from alor Star, thus giving me time to organize a defensive perimeter around Singapore. He landed in other location in northern Borneo but nothing much happened. No sign of the baby KB...i'm getting nervous... i've seen that everyone uses the baby KB to support the operation in DEI-SRA....if she's not here...where is she deployed????
He keeps on landing in the Gilberts and Marshalls...i don't care much cause i have not any assets to face him there.
Japan landed also at Wewak...NG is becoming an active theatre!


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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 200 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 66 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 53
B5N2 Kate x 86
D3A1 Val x 37



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 4 destroyed, 32 damaged
D3A1 Val: 4 destroyed, 16 damaged

Allied aircraft losses

Allied Ships
DD Schley, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CM Oglala, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PC Reliance, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AM Rail, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DD Case, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL Honolulu, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAP St. Mihel, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CL Phoenix, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
AD Whitney, Bomb hits 1
PT-20, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DD Hull, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DMS Lamberton, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL St. Louis, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
CL Helena, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DMS Boggs, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AVD Hulbert, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Bobolink, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DM Tracy, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Conyngham, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Litchfield, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AS Pelias, Bomb hits 1
DMS Trevor, and is sunk



Repair Shipyard hits 2
Port hits 8
Port fuel hits 1

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 25
G3M2 Nell x 9
G4M1 Betty x 55



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 3
P-35A x 5
P-40B Warhawk x 9
P-40E Warhawk x 39


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed, 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged


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


Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 27

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 20



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 2
P-40B Warhawk x 6
P-40E Warhawk x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 6 destroyed, 3 damaged


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 27



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 2
P-40B Warhawk x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 7 destroyed, 7 damaged




Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 4



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Pearl Harbor at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 60 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 54
D3A1 Val x 73



Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 1
P-40B Warhawk x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 24 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-36A Mohawk: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Cassin
DD Reid, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
DD Farragut, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage


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Pre-Invasion action off Ambon - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

86 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro, Shell hits 2
CA Myoko
CL Nagara
DD Shiokaze
DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Natsushio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Oyashio
PB Showa Maru #5
PB Showa Maru #3
PB Nichi Maru #1
PB Gamitsu Maru #1
PB Saiko Maru
PB Myoken Maru
PB Edo Maru
xAP Haruna Maru
DD Suzukaze

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


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




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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 376 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 52

Defending force 5577 troops, 51 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 147



Assaulting units:
Molukken Garrison Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion
Ambon Base Force

Defending units:
Kimura Det /3
Kure 1st SNLF /4
II/81st Nav Gd /1
1st Naval Const Bn /1
2nd JNAF Coy /1
5th JNAF Coy /1
1st JNAF Coy /1









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My first small victory - 3/25/2011 5:32:43 PM   
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An exciting turn for me, to say the least !!!!!
Force Z managed to sneak through the jap air cover in the north of Borneo and managed to attack a transport TF moving away from conquered Miri...POW and Repulse savaged the escort first (sinking 2 valuable AVs among other ships) and then attacked the transports! Only the end of ammo stocks forced the brave brits to disengage....and....disengaging we've been caught by a strong jap BB TF...we were low on fuel and ammo, with Repulse that got a fish in her belly and some more minor problems to the other ships of the TF...i thought we were doomed...

BUT

My Admiral understood the danger and did not engage the enemy (who didn't push any forward)!!!!

Now Force Z is trying to escape the menace of subs (infesting those waters) and of the pursuing BB enemy force. Now he knows we're there and for sure he's gonna look for us. Time to run!

My other SC TF, named force Y (composed around CL Boise and CA Houston), who was operating in southern borneo, didn't achieve any notable result. Above all it didn't spot the enemy DDs that are chasing down our PI merchant fleet...it just wasted fuel and now it's operating in dangerous waters east of Borneo...gotta take it back...also because Baby KB appeared in the area...time to RUN!!!!


In the Hawaii, the KB finally left, moving towards Truk...some BBs and DDs are spotted moving north-east of PH....wonder were those ships are going without the KB escort

Reading others AARs i'm really starting to become paranoid....where is he aiming at? We're playing scen 2 and he didn't use yet one of his main land assets that are available in this scen...He's using just his minor units...so he's surely planning something...Malaya is still untouched...Sumatra and Java too...he's just closing the southern hook on the Molluccs (conquered Ambon today and tomorrow for sure Terakan (sp?) ) closing the door that leaves towards Darwin and northern OZ....

I've read all Canorebel and Nemo AARs.... Gosh...they talk about Autovictory conquering Hawaii, NZ, OZ, India... I feel far from being ready in every single one of these major theatres... How am i supposed to stop the onslaught now that i've lost ALL my pacific fleet????

Oh, forgot to tell...Honk Kong fell today with no opposition

The PI merchant fleet and the HK one have been annihilated by his SC TFs between PI and Borneo...

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 11, 41


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Submarine attack near Batavia at 50,96

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
TK Pleiodon, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



TK Pleiodon is sighted by SS I-165
SS I-165 launches 2 torpedoes at TK Pleiodon


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TF 55 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Japanese Ships
SS I-157, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



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Day Time Surface Combat, near Miri at 61,87, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

Japanese Ships
DD Murakumo, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
APD Fuji, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
APD Hagi, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
TB Hiyodori, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
TB Hayabusa, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
DMS W-2, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
DMS W-3, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
PB Chosa Maru, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
PB Heiei Maru #7, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PB Kantori Maru, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
PB Tatsumiya Maru, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CM Hatsutaka, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
AV Kamikawa Maru, Shell hits 25, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AK Sado Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire
AV Sagara Maru, Shell hits 21, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
AK Sakura Maru, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
AK Sasako Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire
AK Kaga Maru, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
AK Kyushu Maru, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
xAK Arima Maru, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Ayatosan Maru
xAK Kansai Maru
xAK Kashii Maru
xAK Nankai Maru
AV Sanyo Maru, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Aobasan Maru
xAK Asosan Maru
xAK Asakasan Maru
xAK Atutasan Maru
xAK Kinugawa Maru
xAK Kenyo Maru
xAK Kogyo Maru
xAK Tatutaki Maru
xAK Teiyo Maru
xAK Tatumiya Maru
xAK Nako Maru
xAK Naruto Maru
xAK Noto Maru
xAK Nissyu Maru
xAK Mogamigawa Maru
xAK Koryu Maru, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Mexico Maru, Shell hits 3
xAK Syoka Maru, heavy damage
xAK Kaiko Maru
xAK Kokai Maru
xAK Osaka Maru
xAK Eihuku Maru
xAK Mikasa Maru
xAK Aso Maru
xAK Rokko Maru
xAK Atago Maru
xAK Zyunyo Maru, Shell hits 1
PB Fuji Maru #4, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
xAK Yahiko Maru, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Yoshinogawa Maru, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PB Nako Maru #2, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
xAP Kobe Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire
LSD Shinshu Maru, Shell hits 25, and is sunk
xAK Enju Maru, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Meiko Maru, Shell hits 1
xAP Huso Maru, Shell hits 2
xAP Koan Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 7
BC Repulse, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1
CL Danae, Shell hits 2
CL Dragon, Shell hits 5
CL Durban, Shell hits 1
DD Vampire
DD Tenedos
DD Electra, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Express

Japanese ground losses:
8135 casualties reported
Squads: 143 destroyed, 92 disabled
Non Combat: 686 destroyed, 410 disabled
Engineers: 44 destroyed, 39 disabled
Guns lost 70 (55 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 82 (59 destroyed, 23 disabled)



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Day Time Surface Combat, near Miri at 63,87, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AK Sado Maru, Shell hits 26, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Sasako Maru, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
AK Kyushu Maru, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
xAK Ayatosan Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Kansai Maru
xAK Kashii Maru
xAK Nankai Maru
xAK Aobasan Maru
xAK Asosan Maru
xAK Asakasan Maru
xAK Atutasan Maru
xAK Kinugawa Maru
xAK Kenyo Maru
xAK Kogyo Maru
xAK Tatutaki Maru
xAK Teiyo Maru
xAK Tatumiya Maru
xAK Nako Maru, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Naruto Maru
xAK Noto Maru
xAK Nissyu Maru
xAK Mogamigawa Maru
xAK Mexico Maru
xAK Kaiko Maru
xAK Kokai Maru
xAK Osaka Maru
xAK Eihuku Maru
xAK Mikasa Maru
xAK Aso Maru
xAK Rokko Maru
xAK Atago Maru
xAK Meiyo Maru
xAK Hakonesan Maru
xAK Zyunyo Maru
xAK Daigen Maru
xAK Ryuyo Maru
xAK Meiu Maru, Shell hits 6, on fire
xAK Teisen Maru
xAK Awajisan Maru
xAK Ayato Maru
xAK Chihaya Maru
xAK Hokko Maru
xAK Hokuriku Maru
xAK Igasa Maru
xAK Iwaki Maru
xAK Josho Maru
xAK Kisogawa Maru
xAK Kiyozumi Maru
xAK Kuroshio Maru
xAK Meisho Maru
xAKL Meiko Maru, on fire
xAP Naminoue Maru, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Kobe Maru, Shell hits 19, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Ryoyu Maru #21, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Kaishi Maru, Shell hits 3
xAK Ryujo Maru, Shell hits 3
xAP Koan Maru, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 3
BC Repulse, Shell hits 1
CL Danae
CL Dragon
CL Durban
DD Vampire
DD Tenedos
DD Electra, on fire
DD Express

Japanese ground losses:
5595 casualties reported
Squads: 166 destroyed, 131 disabled
Non Combat: 219 destroyed, 230 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 87 (79 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 29 (7 destroyed, 22 disabled)



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Day Time Surface Combat, near Donggala at 70,96, Range 6,000 Yards Why in the world my ships didn't fire?!?!?!?

Japanese Ships
DD Kawakaze

Allied Ships
CA Houston
CL De Ruyter
CL Marblehead
CL Boise
DD Barker
DD Bulmer
DD Paul Jones
DD Parrott
DD Stewart
DD Banckert
DD Witte de With
DD Kortenaer
DD Piet Hein



Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages CA Houston at 6,000 yards
DD Parrott engages DD Kawakaze at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Parrott engages DD Kawakaze at 7,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Parrott at 7,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages DD Kawakaze at 7,000 yards
Wakabayashi, Kazuru orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Kawakaze at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Kawakaze at 12,000 yards
CL De Ruyter engages DD Kawakaze at 12,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Kawakaze at 12,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Bulmer at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Stewart at 15,000 yards
Wakabayashi, Kazuru orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Banckert engages DD Kawakaze at 18,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 28996 troops, 399 guns, 247 vehicles, Assault Value = 892

Defending force 6361 troops, 131 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 206

Japanese adjusted assault: 749

Allied adjusted defense: 213

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
724 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 94 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 60 disabled
Vehicles lost 14 (5 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
685 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 59 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 74 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled





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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 12, 41

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tandjoengselor at 70,95, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 1 ONLY!=!?!!?!?!?!?

Allied Ships
CA Houston
CL De Ruyter
CL Marblehead
CL Boise
DD Barker
DD Bulmer
DD Paul Jones
DD Parrott
DD Stewart
DD Banckert
DD Witte de With
DD Kortenaer
DD Piet Hein



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 35% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 35% moonlight: 4,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 4,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
Moran, E. crosses the 'T'
DD Paul Jones engages DD Hatsukaze at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages DD Hatsukaze at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Hatsukaze at 4,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Piet Hein at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Paul Jones at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages CA Houston at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Stewart at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...



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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tawi Tawi at 71,92, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Tomozuru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Houston
CL De Ruyter
CL Marblehead
CL Boise
DD Barker
DD Bulmer
DD Paul Jones
DD Parrott
DD Stewart
DD Banckert
DD Witte de With
DD Kortenaer
DD Piet Hein



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 35% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 35% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
DD Barker engages TB Tomozuru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CA Houston engages TB Tomozuru at 4,000 yards
CL Boise engages TB Tomozuru at 4,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages TB Tomozuru at 4,000 yards
Task forces break off...



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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tawi Tawi at 71,91, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Tomozuru, Shell hits 5, and is sunk ...at least!

Allied Ships
CA Houston
CL De Ruyter
CL Marblehead
CL Boise
DD Barker
DD Bulmer
DD Paul Jones
DD Parrott
DD Stewart
DD Banckert
DD Witte de With
DD Kortenaer
DD Piet Hein


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Amphibious Assault at Kuching This is gonna be dangerous...waters south of SIngapore will become OFF-LIMITS

TF 141 troops unloading over beach at Kuching, 58,88

Japanese ground losses:
95 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)



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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kuching at 57,87, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
CA Takao
CA Atago
CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya
CA Kumano
CL Jintsu
DD Maikaze
DD Nowaki
DD Asashio
DD Oshio
DD Michishio
DD Arashio
DD Akatsuki
DD Hibiki
DD Shinonome
DD Shirakumo
DD Shikinami
DD Ayanami
DD Asagiri
DD Yugiri

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
BC Repulse
CL Danae
CL Dragon
CL Durban
DD Vampire
DD Tenedos
DD Electra
DD Express



Reduced visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combatRange increases to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Allied Surface Combat TF evades combat



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RE: My first small victory - 3/25/2011 8:25:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy

Japanese ground losses:
8135 casualties reported
Squads: 143 destroyed, 92 disabled
Non Combat: 686 destroyed, 410 disabled
Engineers: 44 destroyed, 39 disabled
Guns lost 70 (55 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 82 (59 destroyed, 23 disabled)

Japanese ground losses:
5595 casualties reported
Squads: 166 destroyed, 131 disabled
Non Combat: 219 destroyed, 230 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 87 (79 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 29 (7 destroyed, 22 disabled)


Wow! That's close to a division worth of troops (a typical IJA division has about 325 squads, and 310 were destroyed here)... Japan does not have many such unrestricted divisions at game start. In scenario 2, they have about 10 division equivalent, and 5 fully formed divisions. Having one out of the game (for a while, he will be able to replace the losses eventually) is a very good thing. Even better, I believe, is the psychological aspect. Losing so many troops in one convoy will make your opponent a bit cautious, and this is good for you (gains time).

I would not call that a "small victory".

Francois



< Message edited by fcharton -- 3/25/2011 8:27:33 PM >

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RE: The Power of Inexperience / GreyJoy(A)-Rader(J) - 3/25/2011 8:45:40 PM   
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**editet**

Terje

< Message edited by terje439 -- 3/25/2011 9:50:57 PM >


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("She is to be torpedoed!")

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RE: The Power of Inexperience / GreyJoy(A)-Rader(J) - 3/25/2011 8:49:04 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: terje439


quote:

ORIGINAL: Alfred

No ship respawning in scenario 2. Ships sunk stay sunk (of course enemy ships sunk are subject to FOW).

Alfred


You still get new US CVs if you lose some (Lex II, Sara II etc, which ofc should all be renamed just because you can).

Terje


Wrong! You get all of the Essex class CVs no matter how many or few CVs you lose.

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RE: The Power of Inexperience / GreyJoy(A)-Rader(J) - 3/25/2011 9:39:37 PM   
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Don't forget to use your FPs on your CLs and larger warships for Naval Search (day and night settings). You will want to train them up better here along with Recon and ASW skills.

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RE: The Power of Inexperience / GreyJoy(A)-Rader(J) - 3/25/2011 9:49:46 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Nomad
Wrong! You get all of the Essex class CVs no matter how many or few CVs you lose.


Serious?! Dang, then I SHOULD have preserved my flattops better I guess
Learn something every day...

Terje

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RE: The Power of Inexperience / GreyJoy(A)-Rader(J) - 3/25/2011 10:54:22 PM   
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yes, for me these days are of costant learning. This game is so BIG that you have the feeling that no matter how many manuals, threads, AARs you read, you'll be always a rookie!!

What i'm struggling right now is with the big picture. I feel weak in every single theatre...my character suggest me to be aggressive, but my limited experience with game mechanics suggests me to Sir Robin all the time.

Now i have to decide where to focus with my defences (considering that i've already lost 8 BBs and 4 major Cruisers, plus dozens of DDs)...where to dig in? Hawaii? Oz? NZ? CENTPAC? India? where to send reinforcements?
CENTPAC is completely empty...he could steamroll over every single island between PH and Suva...and considering he has 10/15 divisions at hand in this scenario...well, he could go wherever he wants. Plain and simple.

It's very weird that he hasn't invaded Malaya yet. No Kuantan, nor Khota Baru or Mersing. Nothing...he's not advancing in Burma either...he just advanced in southern DEI (Mollucs) but he's not using his dreaded divisions....

The KB is enrouted towards Truk...not going back to Japan...that makes me think he's hiding his transport TFs somewhere in the pacific ready to advance under the KB umbrella...but WHERE!?!?!?

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RE: My first small victory - 3/25/2011 10:58:28 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: fcharton

quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy

Japanese ground losses:
8135 casualties reported
Squads: 143 destroyed, 92 disabled
Non Combat: 686 destroyed, 410 disabled
Engineers: 44 destroyed, 39 disabled
Guns lost 70 (55 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 82 (59 destroyed, 23 disabled)

Japanese ground losses:
5595 casualties reported
Squads: 166 destroyed, 131 disabled
Non Combat: 219 destroyed, 230 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 87 (79 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 29 (7 destroyed, 22 disabled)


Wow! That's close to a division worth of troops (a typical IJA division has about 325 squads, and 310 were destroyed here)... Japan does not have many such unrestricted divisions at game start. In scenario 2, they have about 10 division equivalent, and 5 fully formed divisions. Having one out of the game (for a while, he will be able to replace the losses eventually) is a very good thing. Even better, I believe, is the psychological aspect. Losing so many troops in one convoy will make your opponent a bit cautious, and this is good for you (gains time).

I would not call that a "small victory".

Francois




Yes, probably that was a majory victory for a noob like me. gotta say it was pure luck...his BBs didn't do good and the weather was on my side covering my advance and my retreat!
Anyway, strategically, wasn't a victory. I got a TF that was leaving the theatre and i didn't stop his advance halting an invasion.
The loss of those BBs at PH are gonna hurt me much...i know...it's been a slaughter

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RE: My first small victory - 3/25/2011 11:07:49 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy


quote:

ORIGINAL: fcharton

quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy

Japanese ground losses:
8135 casualties reported
Squads: 143 destroyed, 92 disabled
Non Combat: 686 destroyed, 410 disabled
Engineers: 44 destroyed, 39 disabled
Guns lost 70 (55 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 82 (59 destroyed, 23 disabled)

Japanese ground losses:
5595 casualties reported
Squads: 166 destroyed, 131 disabled
Non Combat: 219 destroyed, 230 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 87 (79 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 29 (7 destroyed, 22 disabled)


Wow! That's close to a division worth of troops (a typical IJA division has about 325 squads, and 310 were destroyed here)... Japan does not have many such unrestricted divisions at game start. In scenario 2, they have about 10 division equivalent, and 5 fully formed divisions. Having one out of the game (for a while, he will be able to replace the losses eventually) is a very good thing. Even better, I believe, is the psychological aspect. Losing so many troops in one convoy will make your opponent a bit cautious, and this is good for you (gains time).

I would not call that a "small victory".

Francois




Yes, probably that was a majory victory for a noob like me. gotta say it was pure luck...his BBs didn't do good and the weather was on my side covering my advance and my retreat!
Anyway, strategically, wasn't a victory. I got a TF that was leaving the theatre and i didn't stop his advance halting an invasion.
The loss of those BBs at PH are gonna hurt me much...i know...it's been a slaughter


Major victory for anyone, not just a noob


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RE: My first small victory - 3/25/2011 11:13:04 PM   
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RE: My first small victory - 3/25/2011 11:20:28 PM   
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My impression of Rader is he likes to try unorthodox offensives as his invasion of the Soviet Union clearly showed. My opinion is either a full scale invasion of Australia or Pearl Harbour. The fact that he stayed so many turns to completely gut Hawaii tells me he wants as little opposition from your Pacific Fleet as possible for either offensive. Perhaps little attention to Malaya and area on his end is to get you feeling comfortable there and tempt you to not withdraw LCU's to Australia? From my limited experience I don't think taking Sumatra and Java as early as possible is necessary for Japan. Japan really won't face a fuel crisis until mid 42 so he really has 6 months in my opinion to get his fuel bases eventually. A quick strike elsewhere will put him in a commanding position and he can backfill towards the fuel/oil bases at his leisure. The only other thing I can guess is a full blown invasion of Java from Ambon/Celebes taking it from East to West. Good luck, you'll learn more as the days unfold.

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RE: My first small victory - 3/26/2011 12:11:50 AM   
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Australia? But you mean WHOLE Australia? Is that really possibile? It will trigger the arrive of new land forces (right???) and it seems to me so big that i cannot even imagine how much units he will need for this task....
Between Oz and Hawaii, if it was me, i'd say the latter...even if it will require a major and prolongued investment in terms of land, air and naval assets for Japan.... don't know...really.

Anyway, the real question is: can i do anything about it? What can i do with the KB ready to smash every attempt of bringing supplies to the possible target areas? My 3 CVs are pretty useless right now...at least till the KB is lingering around CENTPAC. I'll try to bring some supplies to Oz taking the long route moving very south in the pacific...but i have not any real unit of reinforcement to bring there at the moment...just a couple of regiments in SF that, btw, are immobilized there by the threat of his naval assets ready to smash me as soon as i put my nose outside west-coast.

I'm studying the Intel every day, but till now i haven't seen anything indicating a possibile major japanese target....

What should i do now?

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RE: My first small victory - 3/26/2011 12:21:18 AM   
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RE: My first small victory - 3/26/2011 12:24:06 AM   
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RE: My first small victory - 3/26/2011 12:28:35 AM   
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RE: My first small victory - 3/26/2011 12:32:14 AM   
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RE: My first small victory - 3/26/2011 2:39:42 PM   
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Well, he's got his revenge.
The Z force was divided due to the fact that BC Repulse was damaged and she was slowing down the whole TF. She was left alone with a DD with engine problems. An enemy SC TF composed of Heavy Cruisers and Destroyers made contact and sunk with a couple of torpedoes each my brave ships...
His Surface divisions are closing the ring around Borneo. The BBs are still in north-west Borneo, while the CAs, drove down towards Sosarbaja and are rejoining with Mini KB and another strong SC TF coming from the Mollucs.... Tomorrow we'll hear the last voice of the Duthc and the Brit Fleet in the DEI-SRA. Amen.

He made a smart and brave move in the ocean between PH and West Coast. One of his BB intercepted close to the edge of the map my convoy and savaged my ships full of supplies for OZ ...His subs are lingering in those waters too, sinking TKs and AKs that try to connect San Francisco to Panama and to Hawaii...Hawaii are isolated completely at the moment.

I probably found where is he aiming at. CHINA. In the last few days we intercepted several radio messages saying that he's moving many troops to Haipong (China, north of Taiwan)...so he's probably try to conquest the whole China, diverting those units originally intended to storm over malaya there. My front is trumbling in China. Everywhere he's attacking and i'm simply fading back...my troops are too green and my supply is low. The perimeter has been breached in many points and he's committing a HUGE amount of his air forces in this theatre (lots of betties, nells and zeros too...so the IJNAF is partecipating actively!).

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 13, 41
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Ketapang at 54,95, Range 13,000 Yards (NORTH-WEST OF BORNEO)

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya
CL Jintsu
DD Asashio
DD Oshio
DD Michishio
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
BC Repulse, Shell hits 16, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Electra, Shell hits 24, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 7624 troops, 214 guns, 82 vehicles, Assault Value = 249

Defending force 1423 troops, 9 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

Japanese adjusted assault: 169

Allied adjusted defense: 15

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuching !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
159 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
835 casualties reported
Squads: 50 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 41 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Sasebo 8th SNLF
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
22nd Recon Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
12th JAAF Base Force
43rd Const Co
8th Field AF Construction Battalion
22nd JAAF AF Bn
3rd Mortar Battalion
34th Road Const Co
31st Field AA Battalion
26th Fld AA Gun Co
15th Const Co
22nd Air Flotilla
35th Fld AA Gun Co
47th Const Co
21st Fld AA Gun Co
2nd Fleet
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
33rd Road Const Co
35th Field AA Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
9th JAAF AF Coy

Defending units:
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion
106th RN Base Force


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 14, 41

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Day Time Surface Combat, near San Diego at 219,100, Range 22,000 Yards BRAVE!!!!

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei

Allied Ships
xAK Steel Seafarer, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
xAK Steel Trader, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Steel Voyager, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
xAK J.L. Luckenbach, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Julia Luckenbach
xAK Walter Luckenbach
xAK William Luckenbach, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
xAK Admiral Cole, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Coast Trader, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Cynthia Olson, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
xAK Idaho, Shell hits 8, and is sunk




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Amphibious Assault at Singkawang

TF 49 troops unloading over beach at Singkawang, 56,88 (OVERKILL????????)
Japanese ground losses:
437 casualties reported
Squads: 28 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)



17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 143rd Infantry Rgt
Observor Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 21st JAAF AF Bn /1
Sound Detector (J) lost from landing craft during unload of 21st JAAF AF Bn /1
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 42nd Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 42nd Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of Yokosuka 2nd SNLF /1
6 troops of a SNLF HMG Squad lost overboard during unload of Yokosuka 2nd SNLF /1
17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of Yokosuka 2nd SNLF /1
6 troops of a SNLF HMG Squad lost in surf during unload of Yokosuka 2nd SNLF /1
13.2mm T93 AAMG accidentally lost during unload of Yokosuka 2nd SNLF /1
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 21st Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 21st Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 21st Infantry Rgt
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 21st Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 21st Infantry Rgt
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 16th Nav Gd /2
Motorized Support lost in surf during unload of 18th JAAF Base Force /2
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 42nd Infantry Rgt /3
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 143rd Infantry Rgt /2
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 20th AA Rgt /2
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 42nd Infantry Rgt /4
Motorized Support accidentally lost during unload of 25th Army
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 25th Army
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 143rd Infantry Rgt /3
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 143rd Infantry Rgt /3
Type 95 Light Tank accidentally lost during unload of 1st Tank Rgt /3
Motorized Support damaged beyond repair during unload of 18th Medium FA Rgt
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 23rd Ind. Engr Rgt
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt /2
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt
Motorized Support dropped into water during unload of 5th Recon Rgt
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt /3
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt /2









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RE: My first small victory - 3/26/2011 2:44:16 PM   
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China Front. In red the main jap advance vectors. In green the first big pocket of the war...




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RE: My first small victory - 3/26/2011 3:50:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: GreyJoy
I probably found where is he aiming at. CHINA.


OK this I KNOW
If he is coming into China full force, it is at times better to let your badly depleted units getting killed as they will respawn in Chungking at 1/3 strength, so a unit that is at 1/5th or less strength I will not withdraw from isolated areas, insted I rejoice when these are killed off as that strengthen my forces (it does take some time for sure but still...).
Also those light grey urban hexes are a killer, the enemy will take heavy losses here, but no matter how badly he seems to be mauled, be very wary to counterattack!! (cost me 55k Chinese troops )

Does he have any CVs near BB Hiei? If not it might be worth it to burn some fuel from your CVs, but then again it could be a trap.

Great reading btw, keep it up!

Terje

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No breath - 3/27/2011 9:47:38 AM   
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4 days full of tension.

The main and most important events took place in the waters between Hawaii and SF. His raiders (2 BBs,2 CAs and 1 CL identified) managed to sink at least 20 transports full of precious supplies. luckly no troops or planes were in there. I can live without them, even if at the moment the cargo capacity of the west coast is pretty limited.
i've ordered Saratoga to try to intercept...i was really anxious (sp!?) cause jap subs infested those waters and also because i still fear a trap...what if those ships where a decoy to tempt me to bring out my CVs?!...however i took the risk. After 3 days of running, finally my CV managed to launch a couple of strikes...the result has been really depressing. One bomb scratched the paint of Karishima, while a couple of bombs set up a fire on the Tone...not enough for sure. BB Hei and the CL managed to get away safetly. My subs were blinded and a torp didn't detonate...pretty bad luck i'd say.
Anyway his move has been bold and brave. I have to learn.

Now the other very important fact is the following message reported by my Catalinas on Midway:

"xAK La Plata Maru detects PBY-4 Catalina at 158,79 near Kure Island"

158,79 means north east of Midway... OMG...this may mean he's ready to invade the Hawaii!!!!!!!
What can i do!? I have to say i feel a bit panicked (sp!?)...i don't know how to face a PH invasion...really i don't...

In China i cannot stop the tide. He's advancing everywhere and now Changsha, Wochow and the whole central front is menaced. He's using something like 150 IJN crack bombers, at least 60 zeros, tons of IJA bombers and Oscars...
I sent 2 AVG groups to ambush the IJAAF near Canton. It worked! Shoot down something like 35 enemy planes losing only one flying tiger. But the lack of supplies and av support forced me to abbandon the fight after just 2 days and now my AVG is again hidden in the north of China, waiting for his planes to become operational again...pretty embarassing i'd say...while he's now sweeping every Chinese base with hordes of Zeros!

In Malaya he's finally moving south, but still no landings. Think in 4 days he's entering in georgetown.

In Burma he's troops are approaching Mouleim. The theatre has been pretty calm till now, with no enemy air raids.

In PI he conquered San fernando, abbandoned by my troops that are concentrating in Manila. PI and US air force in Luzon have been obliterated.

In SRA-DEI he has invaded Timor, so now Java and Sumatra are isolated. Couple of Sub actions (lost one sub for one destroyer of his) and some ASW duties but nothing really exciting. I'm hiding my SF TFs ready to smash him as soon as he lands somewhere in JAVA or Sumatra.

In CENTPAC AND SOPAC he's conquering every single island he's able to reach. The Solomons have been all invaded. The Phoenix islands too (Canton Island now is prob his next target).



AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 15, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near San Clemente Island at 218,94, Range 7,000 Yards (south of San diego)
Japanese Ships
CA Tone

Allied Ships
xAK Charles H Cramp
xAK Santa Teresa
xAK Jacob Luckenbach, Shell hits 3, on fire
TK Hagood
TK Halo, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Admiral Y. Williams
xAK Exmoor


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Night Time Surface Combat, near San Diego at 219,94, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone

Allied Ships
xAK Charles H Cramp
xAK Santa Teresa
xAK Jacob Luckenbach, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
TK Hagood, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
xAK Admiral Y. Williams
xAK Exmoor, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk




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Day Time Surface Combat, near San Diego at 219,93, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima

Allied Ships
xAK Charles H Cramp, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
xAK Santa Teresa, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Admiral Y. Williams, Shell hits 8, and is sunk



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Day Time Surface Combat, near San Diego at 220,91, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma

Allied Ships
xAK Santa Teresa, Shell hits 12, and is sunk


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Day Time Surface Combat, near San Diego at 222,92, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma

Allied Ships
xAK Julia Luckenbach, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Walter Luckenbach, Shell hits 7, and is sunk






AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 17, 41

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Nagai Island at 176,50, Range 4,000 Yards

Again...BRAVE!...an armoured merchant found my TF moving unescorted (no, i'm not lazy...i simply don't have enough assets at the moment) close to Ducth harbour and sink it with the troops in in

Won't copy all the reported engagements...just know that he managed to sink em all

Japanese Ships
AMC Awata Maru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
AP U.S. Grant, Shell hits 2
xAK Crown City
xAK Clevedon
xAK Don Isidro





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Morning Air attack on TF, near San Luis Obispo at 207,95

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 11
SBD-3 Dauntless x 15


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x SBD-3 Dauntless bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

And that's all!?!?!??!?!?! 1 single bomb!?!??!?!
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Sub attack near Lahaina at 195,83 Hit but didn't explode...

Japanese Ships
CL Abukuma

Allied Ships
SS Plunger



SS Plunger launches 4 torpedoes
Plunger diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection





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Morning Air attack on TF, near Lahaina at 194,92

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 9
SBD-2 Dauntless x 13
SBD-3 Dauntless x 15


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, Bomb hits 2, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
13 x SBD-2 Dauntless bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb




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RE: My first small victory - 3/27/2011 9:49:29 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: terje439


quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy
I probably found where is he aiming at. CHINA.


OK this I KNOW
If he is coming into China full force, it is at times better to let your badly depleted units getting killed as they will respawn in Chungking at 1/3 strength, so a unit that is at 1/5th or less strength I will not withdraw from isolated areas, insted I rejoice when these are killed off as that strengthen my forces (it does take some time for sure but still...).
Also those light grey urban hexes are a killer, the enemy will take heavy losses here, but no matter how badly he seems to be mauled, be very wary to counterattack!! (cost me 55k Chinese troops )

Does he have any CVs near BB Hiei? If not it might be worth it to burn some fuel from your CVs, but then again it could be a trap.

Great reading btw, keep it up!

Terje


Thx Tarje! well, i'm far from attacking. I'm trying to defend on rough terrain only but the hordes of jap bombers make any position unkeepable

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