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Update July 3rd, 1942 - 9/3/2011 6:08:57 PM   
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Another turn goes by and a big victory for the IJA...

SINGAPORE FALLS !!!! After a single deliberate attack my 3000 AV capture the base imprisoning over 47000 allied troops (35 units destroyed). Unfortunately the base is totally wrecked so I will be expending a lot of supply if I want to repair anything. I think I will repair the repair yard and that may be it. Maybe some of the HI but I'm not sure - might be better to spend the 1000 supply to build new HI elsewhere.

Now that Singapore has fallen I will move in supply and give the troops a few days to rest and take replacements / upgrades and then most of them will move into Burma. The base forces will move into the DEI and Sumatra to support my advances in those areas.


In Burma Rob bombed my troops at Mandalay and ran into 40 Oscars on LR CAP. In several strike I lost 12 Oscars (3 KIA & 6 WIA) and he lost 20+ bombers and fighters. I have base forces moving into Mandalay this turn and I will move my zeros into the hex - they will perform better on CAP than the Oscars ever could.

My subs in Burma have spotted a large enemy TF sailing along the Indian coastline. Mostly merchies with some DDs and PGs mixed in. It is either a supply convoy or more troops. I have my Sentai of Betties at Rangoon looking for them - unfortunately I have no aerial torps in Rangoon, so the Betties will only carry bombs - but bombs are almost as good against merchies and light warships. I am leary of sending my subs against this TF as it shows 6+ escorts and I don't want to get any subs mauled for no real gain.


Strategy

I am about to buy out a 2nd Division from either Japan or Manchukuo and I am wondering what my next goal should be. Should I try or northern OZ ? Darwin, or points west ? Or should I push hard in Burma and into India to forstall the British advance next year ? Any ideas ? Suggestions ? Comments ?

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Brief Update - 9/5/2011 3:07:21 AM   
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I am very angry at the moment. This is the third time my LR CAP failed to fly and once again my invasion of Sumatra is mauled by air attacks I don't know what to do. Not only did I lose half my troops in the water, but the followup surface attack by Rob sunk the CA Maya and a DD. I honestly don't know why my CAP won't fly - and it seems only in this particular area. Oh well.. Need to blow off some steam and forget the losses - its only my first CA - I have plenty more. But still... I don't mind losing when I am beaten - but when I lose with my units not even trying

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RE: Brief Update - 9/5/2011 5:22:36 AM   
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What is your game date now? Mid July '42?

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RE: Brief Update - 9/5/2011 7:43:13 PM   
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What is your game date now? Mid July '42?


Current date is July 8th

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RE: Update July 3rd, 1942 - 9/5/2011 8:53:54 PM   
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Strategy

I am about to buy out a 2nd Division from either Japan or Manchukuo and I am wondering what my next goal should be. Should I try or northern OZ ? Darwin, or points west ? Or should I push hard in Burma and into India to forstall the British advance next year ? Any ideas ? Suggestions ? Comments ?

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Current date is July 8th

Xargun


OK, so early July '42. You're getting to the end of your expansion phase, right? You've got a CV edge, but you need to be careful because with LBA, he can have the advantage now fairly easily, right?. As far as I can tell, he hasn't committed nor lost much yet. So he is in pretty good shape. He just completed his CV upgrades, so his AA is much better than yours. I would think he is about ready to try his first move... maybe you can anticipate and ambush him?

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RE: Update July 3rd, 1942 - 9/5/2011 9:36:27 PM   
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OK, so early July '42. You're getting to the end of your expansion phase, right? You've got a CV edge, but you need to be careful because with LBA, he can have the advantage now fairly easily, right?. As far as I can tell, he hasn't committed nor lost much yet. So he is in pretty good shape. He just completed his CV upgrades, so his AA is much better than yours. I would think he is about ready to try his first move... maybe you can anticipate and ambush him?


I don't believe he has upgraded his CVs - they have been in the western pacific and then the south pacific for the past couple months so I do not believe he has completed his upgrades. His CVs have been on the go for at least 8 weeks (so early May). Perhaps he has popped one or so into the shop for a quick upgrade but I do not believe they all have them nor are they undamaged from constant use.

I have lost his CVs in the south pacific - last seen about 10 days ago heading for New Zealand. I don't think there are any yards there big enough for CV upgrades (not sure how big he needs to be honest) but he could have them half way to the west coast by now.

If I haven't seen his CVs for another week or so then I can guess they are hiding in port repairing damage and perhaps upgrading.

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RE: Update July 3rd, 1942 - 9/5/2011 11:28:29 PM   
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Mmmm ... the Lex's upgrade in Mar/Jun/Oct and the York's in Apr/Jul/Oct. The biggest SY he needs for the upgrades is 25, but most of the upgrades take SY of 5 or none ... So he's been in places where he could have done it ... If he hasn't upgraded, that's a pretty big advantage for you.

Maybe he's waiting for Oct to do them all at once. I've heard (haven't proven it myself though), that if you do multiple upgrades at once, there is a time compression. Not sure how much though.

After the Oct upgrade, his CV's won't upgrade for about a year ....

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RE: Update July 3rd, 1942 - 9/6/2011 2:04:50 AM   
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Mmmm ... the Lex's upgrade in Mar/Jun/Oct and the York's in Apr/Jul/Oct. The biggest SY he needs for the upgrades is 25, but most of the upgrades take SY of 5 or none ... So he's been in places where he could have done it ... If he hasn't upgraded, that's a pretty big advantage for you.

Maybe he's waiting for Oct to do them all at once. I've heard (haven't proven it myself though), that if you do multiple upgrades at once, there is a time compression. Not sure how much though.

After the Oct upgrade, his CV's won't upgrade for about a year ....


Good good and good. I don't think he's had the time to upgrade unless he did it early in the year.

I am trying to figure out when Moonsoon Season is in Burma and what hexes it will affect so I can begin to plan my timetable. Anyone have this info handy ? I looked in the manual but it wasn't there - at least not under chapter 12 - weather.

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Update July 13th, 1942 - 9/7/2011 5:00:14 PM   
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Its been a week plus in game since my last update - Rob and I managed to do a bunch of turns over the long weekend.

Burma

Not much going on here as I pull units back to Rangoon to rest and reinforce without malaria. Once done I will make the push into Shwebo.


Java

Slow progress moving to the north end of the island - I may just have to take the bases via amphibious assault to speed things up.

Palembang is down to below 350 oil due to manpower bombing by allied bombers. It doesn't seem right that by bombing a city you can destroy oil wells - especially when resources, port, airfields and such are not touched. It seems oil is very susceptible to FIRES - way more than anything else. I am trying to repair the oil but not sure if its worth it right now.


Sumatra

After 2 weeks of trying to get a foothold in Sumatra I finally have one - Kaladjatik. I am air lifting troops and supplies in and have more troops embarked on a transport TF heading there. I now have 2 CVs in the area so they will provide air cover instead of relying on land-based fighters.

Once I get the division landed (or most of it) I will move out and secure more bases then hit Batavia. Theatening Batavia should relieve some of the air pressure on Palembang - although it is too late.


DEI

My LR Naval Air have been hitting ships north of Darwin (in those islands there - forget the base name) sinking several merchies carrying troops and probably supplies.


South Pacific

My CVs are resting at Truk while 2 of them were sent to Japan for upgrades - they just arrived and are undergoing upgrades right now.

I sent a small surface combat TF to hit the convoys Rob is sending into Efate but they ran into a wondering convoy of Robs nearby and annilated it. The enemy convoy seems to have been empty but 3 DDs, 6 xAKs and 7 TKs were destroyed by my ships. Unfortunately Rob had his CVs nearby and they attacked my surface TF - reports showed 3 1000 pound bombs hitting CA Chikuma but luckily no real damage was done and all of my ships escaped.


North Pacific

Well I have given up on taking Dutch Harbor. I took a division and landed it there and they cannot take the island. I have 150+ more AS but cannot get any good rolls to take the base. So I am pulling all troops out of the North Pacific. The division will be sent to the South Pacific and the rest of the combat units will return to Japan for R&R and then be sent elsewhere. I will be keeping a small combat force at Amchitka and will take a few more small bases nearby to keep Rob guessing as to where my troops actually are.


Allied Ships Sunk:

DD - 3
xAKL - 4
HDML - 5
AMc - 2
xAP - 4
xAK - 7
TK - 7


Japanese Ships Sunk:

CA - 1
DD - 1
xAK - 6
xAKL - 3


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RE: Update July 13th, 1942 - 9/7/2011 8:22:01 PM   
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Java

Slow progress moving to the north end of the island - I may just have to take the bases via amphibious assault to speed things up.

Palembang is down to below 350 oil due to manpower bombing by allied bombers. It doesn't seem right that by bombing a city you can destroy oil wells - especially when resources, port, airfields and such are not touched. It seems oil is very susceptible to FIRES - way more than anything else. I am trying to repair the oil but not sure if its worth it right now.


Sumatra

After 2 weeks of trying to get a foothold in Sumatra I finally have one - Kaladjatik. I am air lifting troops and supplies in and have more troops embarked on a transport TF heading there. I now have 2 CVs in the area so they will provide air cover instead of relying on land-based fighters.

Once I get the division landed (or most of it) I will move out and secure more bases then hit Batavia. Theatening Batavia should relieve some of the air pressure on Palembang - although it is too late.


I think you've got the two islands mixed up here -- last time I checked the map, Palembang was on Sumatra, and Batavia on Java. And yes, this is a classic decision for the Japanese player. Do you take Java first, and preserve Palembang, or Sumatra so as to get the oil flowing as soon as possible?

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RE: Update July 13th, 1942 - 9/7/2011 8:52:14 PM   
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I think you've got the two islands mixed up here -- last time I checked the map, Palembang was on Sumatra, and Batavia on Java. And yes, this is a classic decision for the Japanese player. Do you take Java first, and preserve Palembang, or Sumatra so as to get the oil flowing as soon as possible?


Yeah you are right - serves me right for trying a quick post from work while trying to work as well.

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RE: Update July 13th, 1942 - 9/8/2011 8:00:00 PM   
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I am having trouble pulling pilots from one air unit into the reserves. I can move them into the unit reserve but not the general reserve. Another unit at the same base has no trouble. Any ideas ?

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RE: Update July 13th, 1942 - 9/8/2011 8:26:36 PM   
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If I remember correctly, you can only pull pilots out of a unit if the total # of pilots in that unit equals or exceeds the max. Example: Zero daitai of 27 planes/pilots. You need 27 or more pilots to pull any out. Once you drop to 26, you can't pull out any more. Basically, you need a one for one exchange. Recruits in and vets out.

Edit: It's been too long. You may need 28 pilots to pull one out. If it doesn't work with 27, then you need >unit size to pull.

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RE: Update July 13th, 1942 - 9/8/2011 9:13:49 PM   
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Hey Xargun, I found my notes for upgrading the 6 CVs. I estimate that if you send one from Truk to Japan every 20 days, it'll take about 4 months to upgrade them all. You'll have 4-5 available the entire time. Mainly 5. Looks like about a week of 4 CVs out of every 3 weeks.

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RE: Update July 13th, 1942 - 9/8/2011 10:52:25 PM   
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If I remember correctly, you can only pull pilots out of a unit if the total # of pilots in that unit equals or exceeds the max. Example: Zero daitai of 27 planes/pilots. You need 27 or more pilots to pull any out. Once you drop to 26, you can't pull out any more. Basically, you need a one for one exchange. Recruits in and vets out.

Edit: It's been too long. You may need 28 pilots to pull one out. If it doesn't work with 27, then you need >unit size to pull.


I have the max amount of pilots in the unit that I can draw so thats not the problem. I think the unit has a piece or two somewhere else, so maybe thats why ?? I will look into this more as it kills me to have highly skilled pilots in an active unit that I can't save

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RE: Update July 13th, 1942 - 9/8/2011 10:54:00 PM   
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Hey Xargun, I found my notes for upgrading the 6 CVs. I estimate that if you send one from Truk to Japan every 20 days, it'll take about 4 months to upgrade them all. You'll have 4-5 available the entire time. Mainly 5. Looks like about a week of 4 CVs out of every 3 weeks.


Thanks. I have 2 in repair right now but I wonder if I can send them back to Truk to finish repairing the damage. Once they upgrade they don't need to stay in the shipyard and can be moved into port for normal repair and the time doesn't go up. So I may send them back early and let them repair the last 'damage' sitting in Truk Harbor ready for use. What do you think ?

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RE: Update July 13th, 1942 - 9/8/2011 11:33:22 PM   
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That's a neat idea. It's just sys damage so it should work pretty well. Is Truk's port at 7 yet?

Edit: How much sys damage do they have?

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RE: Update July 13th, 1942 - 9/9/2011 1:34:04 AM   
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That's a neat idea. It's just sys damage so it should work pretty well. Is Truk's port at 7 yet?

Edit: How much sys damage do they have?



Yeah Truk is Port lvl 7 - that construction is ordered on day 1. Level 7 port is just too useful now not to have Truk at it even if Truk is a giant prison camp waiting to happen.

Yep its just system damage - the first two CVs have 11 SYS damage each and are out of the shipyard - 3 days until they can be put into a fleet. Then they will be sent back to Truk. When they are a turn or so away I will send another CV back. This will give me 4 CVs plus 1 CVL at truk with 1 in transit and 2 damaged.

I saw a couple of his CVs a few days ago but only 2 or 3 of them - the followup TF wasn't there so maybe 2 or 3 US CVs are heading for drydock. I haven't seen the british CVs in probably 10 days or so.

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RE: Update July 13th, 1942 - 9/9/2011 12:45:12 PM   
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I think with one of hte recent beta's, you can no longer take a ship out of port if it is in with an upgrade.

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RE: Update July 13th, 1942 - 9/9/2011 8:26:47 PM   
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I think with one of hte recent beta's, you can no longer take a ship out of port if it is in with an upgrade.


Ahh that is a good addition - unfortunately we do not have that version currently

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RE: Update July 13th, 1942 - 9/12/2011 6:11:38 PM   
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ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

I think with one of hte recent beta's, you can no longer take a ship out of port if it is in with an upgrade.


Ahh that is a good addition - unfortunately we do not have that version currently

Xargun



Actually I am wrong I took them out of the shipyard - waited my 3 days and was not allowed to put them into a TF So back into repair they went. Oh well... What is good for me will be good for Rob :)

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Update: July 24th, 1942 - 9/12/2011 7:32:20 PM   
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Its been 10 game days and here is an update


India

Once more my Recon Subs (I love those float planes) showed me a british convoy moving to Calcutta - unfortunately I was unable to intercept it on the inbound trip but a small surface TF caught it on its outbound trip. The convoy was empty but over 2 days and several fights my warships sunk every ship in the convoy - 1 DE, 2 PG, 17 xAK, 2 xAKL. Much ammo was used and little damage suffered. The TF has since returned to Rangoon and is ready to go again.
I don't think Rob will try to send such an unescorted convoy to Calcutta again. Maybe next time it will have some cruisers and such for me to sink with my Betties

Burma

Not much going on here - I am refitting the units involved in the fight for Mandalay and have captured Lashio. I am beginning my move on Shwebo and am trying to decide if I want to destroy the units there (like 20+ units that fled Mandalay) or simply cripple them and chase them further north.

The air war continues in Burma with losses on both sides after a couple days of relative peace.


Sumatra

The B-25 menace from Batavia has seemed to moved to Soerbaja which makes the trip farther and I am noticing an increased number of B-25s lost to ops each turn - which is good. My Oscars and Zeros at Palembang are actually shooting down bombers including B-17s - now if only I had some real planes to give them -- but that will be resolved in September when I start building Tojos.

I have captured the oil fields of Bengkalis (minor damage) and am shipping in supplies to restore the production.


Java

My base at Kaladjati has withstood several attacks by allied forces and now it seems them are retreating to hide behind forts. I am attacking them and waiting for move of the division to land before pursueing.

I have also landed more men and marched 50+ AV into Merak and hopefully will take the base this next turn -- this will allow me to move men and supplies from Sumatra easily and more efficiently.


DEI

Not much going on here - just sub attacks on both sides as Rob tries to reinforce his troops on the islands north of OZ and I interdict them with subs and LR Naval Air.


Philippines

Finally the Philippines is liberated from the evil Americans The last bastion of allied troops fall at Cebu and I control everything there now. Small TFs are busy hauling the much needed resources from bases back to Manilla for transport to Japan.


Solomons / South Pacific

Not much going on here except that I bombarded Efate and withdraw my troops trapped there with the same TF - fast transport TFs are nice for that. I saved roughly 2/3rds of a Naval Guard unit which will arrive back in Truk in a day or 2 for some rest and reinforcement.


Canton Island

For the past week or so Rob has been flying recon over Canton Island with LR Bombers. He has not done this to anywhere else so I am thinking he is planning a raid. I have dispatched additional forces to the islands - which are unloading this turn and will try to move some DBs there as well. I really need to move some engineers there to build some forts, but not sure if I have the time.


North Pacific

My North Pacific Campaign is over and a failure. Even the full strength of the 19th Division was not enough to take Dutch Harbor and over the past 2 weeks the American troops there have destroyed the division. I have luckily withdrawn about half of it and they are sitting in Tokyo gathering replacements before being deployed elsewhere.

I have canceled most of my plans for the North Pacific and am in process of pulling back all the assets assigned to this campaign.

China

China is going ok with slow but steady advances by my troops. I have just taken Kanhsien and will be chasing the last of the chinese troops out of the southern and middle china area finally. This will allow me to take the complete rail line and establish my perimeter.

Allied Ships Sunk:

DE - 1
PG - 3
xAK - 19
xAKL - 2
AVP - 1
PT - 4
SS - 1 *Every sub I can sink is cause for celebration


Japanese Ships Sunk:

xAP - 1
xAK - 2
xAKL - 1


Economic Decisions:

I am accelerating all Carrier construction up through the end of 44 - all CVs, CVLs and CVEs are being acclerated and will arrive in 43. I am also acclerating all Cruisers (only have 4 in the queue I believe) and the first will arrive in like 10 days.

All DDs that I am able to accelerate are being done so as all all minor combat ships (Patrol, Mine, Aux). I am also acclerating a few of the TKs as allowed by my Merchant Shipyards.

I still have a positive Naval Shipyard figure of roughly 75 per turn and now have over 27k stored points. I am wondering if I should finish Musashi or not. It will be useful in 43 simply for its bombardment and bomb attraction but will become less useful as time goes on. Currently it is 9 months out and I am wondering if I should build or not ?

I have increased my Vehicle Production to 180 per turn and still cannot accumulate any Vehicle stockpile - I am using it up upgrading and replacing losses as fast as I can produce them.

My Armaments are almost at 130k and steadily climbing.

I currently have 2 CVs in Japan undergoing upgrades (roughly 9 days left on repairs) then I will bring another 2 CVs back for upgrades. I have only caught glimpses of the allied CVs but they all seem to be heading for the west coast area. A risky recon of Pearl shows 2 CVs at port - if it can be trusted. I believe this all shows that Rob is upgrading his CVs now too in and will be planning some offenses in a couple months.

From my viewpoint he only has a couple routes of advance - let me know if I'm wrong or what you guys think...

Solomons - just like history did - start here and stop at Tokyo.
Marshall Islands - start here (I believe) and work up - thus avoiding all of Truk, Rabaul and the Solomons.
DEI - come north out of OZ and go for the economic kill

These are the only real strategies that will deliver him within range to bomb Japan. Personally I see him hitting the Marshalls and heading up with some action in the DEI to disrupt my oil flow. What do you guys think and what has been your experience in the game ?

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RE: Update: July 24th, 1942 - 9/12/2011 8:41:53 PM   
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From my viewpoint he only has a couple routes of advance - let me know if I'm wrong or what you guys think...


It seems to me there might be a North-Central Pacific route: Midway to Wake to Marcus to Io Jima/Bonin Islands.

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RE: Update: July 24th, 1942 - 9/12/2011 8:53:51 PM   
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From my viewpoint he only has a couple routes of advance - let me know if I'm wrong or what you guys think...


It seems to me there might be a North-Central Pacific route: Midway to Wake to Marcus to Io Jima/Bonin Islands.


Yes there is but neither Wake or Marcus can support the air power he would need to move closer to Japan without huge carrier support - thats why I left that one out. I am sure both Wake and Marcus Island will fall but they are both mostly isolated and easy to counterattack without keeping lots of troops or support there.

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Vacation Over - 9/25/2011 6:06:20 PM   
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Ok I am back from a week long vacation at Disney World with the family and Rob & I should be starting back up today. I will post more as turns roll in.

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Update: August 7th, 1942 - 9/27/2011 5:05:13 PM   
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Almost 2 weeks (game time) have gone by and its time for another update.

Indian Ocean

Another pair of subs is tracking another british Convoy carrying supplies / fuel moving along the western edge of the map. I intercepted it once sinking a couple xAKs and am trying to intercept again. No escort was spotted.


Burma

I have taken Shwebo and Rob is fleeing along the road to the NE. I am chasing, but his air power is slowing me down - forcing me into combat mode. My Oscars just cannot provide adequate CAP over my forces and keep getting killed in droves. My Zeros do ok - but I don't have enough units to keep constant CAP over them.

I have taken Port Blair and the island of Great Nicobar and will be building airfields and forts there to protect Rangoon's flank.


Sumatra

Air attacks against Palembang have ceased - not sure if its due to him moving his planes from Batavia to Soerbaja (and the increased range) or have the losses finally made his attacks pointless ?

My land forces are moving north and I am taking all of the coastal bases (except the far north tip of the island) over the next couple turns. This will allow me to move my troops up the coastal rail quickly and finally take Sabang (I think) where Rob has concentrated his last troops.

The oil fields at Palembang are rebuilding but they have a long way to go.


Java

I have taken Merak and Buitenzorg and am finally moving on Batavia. Once I take Batavia I can regroup my units and slowly march south down the island taking everything in my path.


DEI

Not much happening here as before except B-17s from Darwin hit Babo and destroyed the oil capacity there in one attack - all 20 oil centers destroyed in one shot -- Oil is too easily destroyed in the game. It is too easy to cripple the japanese oil production with minimal risk and effort by the allies.

Solomons

Not much action here either. Just slowly building up troops, supplies and infrastructure.


China

China is still moving along - slowly - but moving. I am slowly pushing Chinese units deeper into the interior just not as fast as I want. I am having trouble keeping my units moving. I set them to move and then several turns later notice they are not moving and I can't tell if the orders are being stopped or if I am forgetting to save the move orders.


Allied Ships Sunk:

xAK - 3
AMC - 1


Japanese Ships Sunk:

xAKL - 2
xAK - 1
xAP - 1


Carrier Upgrades

The first 2 IJN CVs are fully upgrades and almost back in position at Truk. I have 2 more CVs sitting in Singapore upgrading (done in a week) and a CVL approaching port now. Once the 2 in Singapore are done they will either be used to support my possible plans in India or near OZ.

Once the CVL is almost finished I will send the last 2 CVs from Truk to Japan for upgrades. This will keep me set until the 4/43 upgrades.


Future Plans:

North Pacific:

I am going to grab a few more Aluetian Islands yet not garrison them. I have troops at Amchita and will garrison that island only at this time.

South Pacific:

I am thinking of moving (in force) south of the Solomons and taking Vanuatu Islands (Efate, Luganville, etc...) and forcing Rob to bring out his CVs to take them back. This will threaten his SLOC to OZ somewhat and force more attrition when he turns from defense to offense.

India:

I am considering making some landings along the coast of India and possibly taking Ceylon and Diego Garcia. I don't want to trigger the reinforcements and am not sure if those steps will trigger them or not.

I think Rob is relying only on air and land power in India / Burma, so the more targets I can give him the better off I will be. Plus Ceylon is a nice location to interdict Southern India and to launch air raids from.

OZ:

I am also thinking of invading NW OZ - Darwin appears to heavily defended with aircraft to make any assault at this point worthwhile - but my limited intel of the North-Western corner bases shows little to no defenses. Perhaps take them and work down the western edge killing some industry and such along the way.


What do you guys think ?

Xargun


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RE: Update: August 7th, 1942 - 9/28/2011 1:06:20 PM   
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If you take Adak, garrison it.

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RE: Update: August 7th, 1942 - 9/29/2011 12:48:18 AM   
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If you take Adak, garrison it.


I just looked at Adak and I like it. I will be taking that and moving my garrison from Amchita to Adak. Adak is way more of a threat as a bomber / sub base than Amchita could ever be.

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If you take Adak, garrison it.


I just looked at Adak and I like it. I will be taking that and moving my garrison from Amchita to Adak. Adak is way more of a threat as a bomber / sub base than Amchita could ever be.

Xargun


Agreed. Also, can't be bypassed, so allies have to take it IF they plan a northern route (which is rare). That gives you some warning ...

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quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

If you take Adak, garrison it.


I just looked at Adak and I like it. I will be taking that and moving my garrison from Amchita to Adak. Adak is way more of a threat as a bomber / sub base than Amchita could ever be.

Xargun


Agreed. Also, can't be bypassed, so allies have to take it IF they plan a northern route (which is rare). That gives you some warning ...


What size garrison would you recommend ? A single Naval Guard Unit enough after forts are built ?

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