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RE: Update: Sept 24th, 1942 - 10/22/2011 9:43:52 PM   
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You may be right, but I'm trying to fit my "Nemo" hat on to see if I can come up with something. So far, the dang thing isn't fitting at all!


The B-29 problem is one of the reasons why Nemo is so fond of the Ki-264 super-bomber. Since your game doesn't have any, my suggestion would be to focus on defensive fighters with high firepower and durability -- forget speed and manuverability.

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RE: Update: Sept 24th, 1942 - 10/22/2011 10:11:18 PM   
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Xargun, how are you going to support your Ceylon invasion? You have the troops, transports and combat ships to get it, but what if the enemy sees it as an opportunity?

You'll need your CVs as LBA other than super long range G3M3s cant fly that far. And you dont have many CVs left to field... 6 big ones, 2 CVLs and 3 or 4 CVEs, right? Your CV fleet can carry exactly 500-530 aircraft. You are risking to meet at least 8 Allied fleet CVs(630+ aircraft) and Ceylon's LBA which will definitely include Stringbags and other torpedo-armed aircraft. MAD or 1-1 exchange with the enemy CV fleet and the operation is likely to fail, lots of troops get stuck on the island or go down aboard transports. Think of what the CV balance would be looking like in mid 1943.

Your opponent might not react to seeing multiple Japanese divisions prepping for Ceylon at Singapore and Rangoon but you cant presume that he wont. I dont think you can afford another mistake and he is likely to know it too and take his chances.

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RE: Update: Sept 24th, 1942 - 10/22/2011 10:13:28 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Capt. Harlock

quote:

You may be right, but I'm trying to fit my "Nemo" hat on to see if I can come up with something. So far, the dang thing isn't fitting at all!


The B-29 problem is one of the reasons why Nemo is so fond of the Ki-264 super-bomber. Since your game doesn't have any, my suggestion would be to focus on defensive fighters with high firepower and durability -- forget speed and manuverability.

I agree .. trying with my Georges ... they are the heaviest firepower you get ... 4x20mm

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RE: Update: Sept 24th, 1942 - 10/26/2011 11:27:53 PM   
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Xargun, how are you going to support your Ceylon invasion? You have the troops, transports and combat ships to get it, but what if the enemy sees it as an opportunity?

You'll need your CVs as LBA other than super long range G3M3s cant fly that far. And you dont have many CVs left to field... 6 big ones, 2 CVLs and 3 or 4 CVEs, right? Your CV fleet can carry exactly 500-530 aircraft. You are risking to meet at least 8 Allied fleet CVs(630+ aircraft) and Ceylon's LBA which will definitely include Stringbags and other torpedo-armed aircraft. MAD or 1-1 exchange with the enemy CV fleet and the operation is likely to fail, lots of troops get stuck on the island or go down aboard transports. Think of what the CV balance would be looking like in mid 1943.

Your opponent might not react to seeing multiple Japanese divisions prepping for Ceylon at Singapore and Rangoon but you cant presume that he wont. I dont think you can afford another mistake and he is likely to know it too and take his chances.


I do plan on using the new KB (6 CVs) plus a followup TF of a couple CVLs and CVEs. I plan on using small TFs to patrol around Ceylon to prompt any LBA attacks or CV attacks to see what he has in the area. So far intel has shown very low level of air activity from Ceylon - I am by far more concerned with his CVs than any LBA -- most of his LBA in India / Burma is currently around Calcutta and Burma fighting the air war with my forces there.

I have every intention of running if his CVs show up as I do not want to fight him CV to CV - as I need / want my CVs for 1943. If I 'feel' his CVs are around - as in any US aircraft -- or my recon / intel shows them around - I will simply retired to safer lands. I want to take Ceylon before Spring 43 or I will not try. I believe there are a lot of undefended bases in India that I can easily take and push back any offensive he is planning for the Burma / India theater.

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RE: Update: Sept 24th, 1942 - 10/27/2011 7:49:14 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Xargun

I do plan on using the new KB (6 CVs) plus a followup TF of a couple CVLs and CVEs. I plan on using small TFs to patrol around Ceylon to prompt any LBA attacks or CV attacks to see what he has in the area. So far intel has shown very low level of air activity from Ceylon - I am by far more concerned with his CVs than any LBA -- most of his LBA in India / Burma is currently around Calcutta and Burma fighting the air war with my forces there.

I have every intention of running if his CVs show up as I do not want to fight him CV to CV - as I need / want my CVs for 1943. If I 'feel' his CVs are around - as in any US aircraft -- or my recon / intel shows them around - I will simply retired to safer lands. I want to take Ceylon before Spring 43 or I will not try. I believe there are a lot of undefended bases in India that I can easily take and push back any offensive he is planning for the Burma / India theater.



Be quick or be dead... How seriously do you think you damaged the 2 Allied CVs at Aleutians, could they be available to him already?

Have you considered keeping ALL your CVs together - including the CVLs and CVEs? If you're escorting the invasion fleet you dont need the full speed and besides CVEs arent much slower than the Junyos any way. If the Allies are able and willing to commit their CVs during the strike window of the couple of days it takes to get in, unload troops and supplies and bug out, you will most probably get little to no warning and you cant afford another CV battle using just half the KB.

I know he probably wont have his CVs there but I wouldnt risk it with a too complex and half-hearted plan. At this stage of the war, its full KB or no KB imho.

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RE: Update: Sept 24th, 1942 - 10/27/2011 5:40:26 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Erkki

Be quick or be dead... How seriously do you think you damaged the 2 Allied CVs at Aleutians, could they be available to him already?


I figure 2 months in the repair ship minimum for each one - but one was british and not sure if it was one that gets withdrawn or not. How badly hurt can a ship be and still be withdrawn ?

I am thinking of my initial invasion will land like 2 divisions plus auxilliaries and then withdraw. Take my invasion base and have my naval aspect sit out of range a few days and see what his naval response is. If nothing, then the second wave will land with the rest of the force. I have my initial base picked out and will be sending several 3-4 recon plane equipped subs to sit near it and recon the area. I have been operating subs out as far as Diego Garcia so it won't be anything new -- my subs like to find his minimally escorted convoys and sink merchies.


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ORIGINAL: Erkki
Have you considered keeping ALL your CVs together - including the CVLs and CVEs? If you're escorting the invasion fleet you dont need the full speed and besides CVEs arent much slower than the Junyos any way. If the Allies are able and willing to commit their CVs during the strike window of the couple of days it takes to get in, unload troops and supplies and bug out, you will most probably get little to no warning and you cant afford another CV battle using just half the KB.

I know he probably wont have his CVs there but I wouldnt risk it with a too complex and half-hearted plan. At this stage of the war, its full KB or no KB imho.


You think 1 big TF or 2 or 3 TFs with the CVs, CVLs and CVEs split evenly ? Each TF would have a torpedo magnet - also known as a BB and CAs & DDs for AA. I will probably load as many fighters as I can on all the carriers - especially the CVEs without organic units of their own.

Odds are I will be hitting the Aleutians first and then pulling back my CVs and running west and into the Indian ocean for that engagement. If his CVs show up at the aleutians (or even a couple) then they will never make it to the Indian Ocean to matter. I need about another month for the units to complete their preparations for the aleutian invasion and then I will be moving.

I thought about making a diversion in the South Pacific - have a pair of CVs (as I normally operate them) hit Noumea or Fuji and maybe even invade an island or two and then pull back and race north to the Aluetian campaign. If he sees my CVs in the south pacific he may head that way which would put him out of position for both of the real operations. What do you think ?

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RE: Update: Sept 24th, 1942 - 10/27/2011 5:49:55 PM   
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Sounds good I think, but only if he isnt already where unexpected, actually does react and will not make counterattacks himself - ie. if you manage to hold the initiative and nothing catastrophic happens. You'll have 2 diversions... Have you calculated the required theater transfer times for the CVs, including refueling and repairing the 4-5 points of damage Japanese warships take at sea?

Instead of using the same CV pair for both diversions, how about using 2 for further diversion and, say, only a week between the diversions to make him think that for sure you have the KB divided to make a good looking diversion near Fiji? You'd need less time, fuel and less tight schedule. Just cross fingers you dont run to enemy CVs.

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RE: Update: Sept 24th, 1942 - 10/27/2011 5:53:08 PM   
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Sounds good I think, but only if he isnt already where unexpected, actually does react and will not make counterattacks himself - ie. if you manage to hold the initiative and nothing catastrophic happens. You'll have 2 diversions... Have you calculated the required theater transfer times for the CVs, including refueling and repairing the 4-5 points of damage Japanese warships take at sea?

Instead of using the same CV pair for both diversions, how about using 2 for further diversion and, say, only a week between the diversions to make him think that for sure you have the KB divided to make a good looking diversion near Fiji? You'd need less time, fuel and less tight schedule. Just cross fingers you dont run to enemy CVs.


Good idea. I can use 2 in southern pacific and then have them head straight for India. And have another group in the north pacific to support that invasion - and then they head west to india as well - where the rest of them sit waiting.

Or do you mean leave 2 of them in the south pacific to cause mayhem even during and after the aleutian invasion ?

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RE: Update: Sept 24th, 1942 - 10/27/2011 6:30:53 PM   
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I mean use 2 separate diversion CV divisions - and make sure he identifies they're different... Like B5N1 vs. B5N2 at least.

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RE: Update: Sept 24th, 1942 - 10/27/2011 8:03:33 PM   
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Be careful with these types of feints ... Allied intel is so d____ good and he gets so many CAT units. He may get better info than you wish on your TF composition and ambush you. Not saying not to do it, this could be VERY effective. Just urging great caution with regards to your TF plots, LBA coverage, and CAP levels.

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RE: Update: Sept 24th, 1942 - 10/30/2011 6:25:07 PM   
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Be careful with these types of feints ... Allied intel is so d____ good and he gets so many CAT units. He may get better info than you wish on your TF composition and ambush you. Not saying not to do it, this could be VERY effective. Just urging great caution with regards to your TF plots, LBA coverage, and CAP levels.


Well the raid into the South Pacific should be fairly safe as I have not seen much airpower there in previous forays other than some recon and short range fighters. He has concentrated a lot of air power in Darwin, Christmas island and Pearl from my recon. With some small units at Midway, Noumea, Soerbaja and Tahiti (or near there). Now these units could have moved by now or by the time I start my operation but they have seemed to stay there so far and I don't anticipate them moving much. He also has at least 1 recon unit at Attu or Amchitka as they keep reconning the Kuriles.

I have gathered enough APs and AKs to transport the Attu invasion force and drop it off in 1 turn which will minimize the threat to my amphibs and the supporting CVs - CVs can't CAP amphibs and themselves 100%. I am also moving move subs into the Aleutians to provide intel and early warning.

My invasion in the north should happen in December 42 and to be honest I am hoping for poor weather to ground all air assets on both sides. I am bringing overwhelming ground and naval power and air will only give him a chance to get lucky. The invasion will be accompanied by a heavy bombardment by several BBs and then a follow up bombardment with BBs and CAs when they attack the next day. Attu is not an atoll so I can land, wait a day (if needed) and then attack.

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Update: Oct 12th, 1942 - 10/30/2011 7:09:19 PM   
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Its been a couple more weeks in game since my last update so here we go.


Burma

Burma has been very quiet - with an occasional night time raid on Magwe and Rangoon by a handful of bombers which is broken up by my nightly patrol of Oscars.
I am slowly upgrading my Oscars to Tojos and have been fielding them sparingly - they are definately an improvement and seem to be a match for the
British Hurricanes Rob is fielding. I have captured all of the 'Southern' half of Burma and the entire rail and am trying to decide if I want more or
not.

While I am still moving troops from Singapore to Rangoon to prep for the invasion Of ceylon I thought I would do some more damage to China and limit
the flow of supplies from Burma to China even moreso. I previously took the Chinese base of Tsuyung via paratroopers and then evacuated them. Rob
has made no move to take the base back and I know he gives China a very low priority and would rather ignore it than spend time there. So I am moving
a pair of divisions to Lashio and will move into China and take the Chinese base Paoshan. Paoshan has some resources and Light Industry I could use
and gives me a wider gap for Rob to fly over when he begins airlifting supplies into China (if he hasn't started already). I will then either pull back
and leave only the minimum garrison there or continue to march all the way to Kunming via Tsuyung. It is trail most of the way and will take a while
but I'm not doing much else in Burma with these units right now. if I took Kunming as well it would close the door on supplies moving via land from
Burma to China as well as net me more resources as well as Heavy & Light Industry. It would also eliminate the western china threat to my half of
Burma.

Recon plane equipped subs have spotted a british TF moving around Ceylon and say there are both BBs, Cruisers and DDs in it. It has moved into India
around Madras (or at least thats where I last saw it). Not sure if Rob is beginning to plan some operations or what, but I need to keep an eye on them
for my invasion plans. I have Nells at Rangoon and if they come within range I would love to put some torps into them.


Sumatra

I am having trouble hauling all the fuel / oil from both Palembang and Medan but am moving it as fast as I can. I am also scouring all my bases and
TFs for any xAKs that can be converted into TKs and am converting them as soon as I can. I am using the xAKs with both cargo and liquid tanks to haul
both resources and oil from Palembang and concentrating on using TKs to haul the fuel.


Java

The conquest on Java is moving along and I should take Tjilatjap this next turn (or 2 at most) which will finish off any allied presence north of
Soerbaja. I have also taken Malang (west of Soerbaja) and have a Regiment sitting there keeping the troops from the south out of Soerbaja. Intel reported
ships in Soerbaja harbor so I bombed it for a few days killing a dozen or so AMcs - I was hoping for some damaged subs or such but only minor ships
were there. I have sense targeted my bombers on his airfields to both kill aircraft there and to prevent the buildup of forts, He probably has level 4+
forts there already and it will be a tough nut to crack - will take a week of so to break it.


China

I have finally pushed all Chinese units north of the railroad except in bases he controls on the rail. I have 1 Chinese unit being pushed back now
and that is the last one - it sneaked by my front line but was caught by recon and troops were sent to corral it and smash it back north. My troops got
in place behind a river and he crossed right into them and was smashed. It has been easy pushing them back since then.


DEI

Rob is still bombing Dili despite the fact that I haven't had troops there for 2 weeks. I am building up Boela and Namlea to provide mutual support
for Ambon which is targetted almost daily by B-17s from Darwin. I have 60+ fighters there that are holding their own and keeping the airfield operational.
They even manage to kill a few B-17s now and then but most of the losses are from ops. Once these 3 bases are built up I will push forward and take
Koepang where Rob has built me a nice airfield and port. I will drop engineers there to build forts and to keep the airfield up - this will allow me to
start sweeping the seas north of Oz of shipping by placing Nells / Betties there. Koepang will also help support my invasion of NW Oz if I do it.

After looking at other bases I saw the usefulness of Milne Bay and have taken it - landing a small base force and some engineers there. Not sure I will
do anything with it, but it would be a nice base for Rob to flank the Solomons from so I took it.


Philippines

Manila keeps serving as the gathering point for most fo the resources of the Islands and large 50k-100k convoys run from it to Japan weekly.


Solomons

Nothing but building going on here. Forts and Airfields are whats being built for future defense.


North Pacific

Recent intel shows 5k men at Attu and 25k at Amchitka, I am sure most of the men at both places are engineers or base forces with a small (100-150 AS)
combat unit. I am partolling the area as I'm surprised Rob hasn't reinforced them yet but thats good for me. My Invasion force will smash whatever
is at Attu and then join in on the fun at Amchitka. In all I will be using roughly 4-5 Divisions for this invasion and it should be enough to take both
bases providing they land safely and I don't get unlucky with losses or air attacks.




Allied Ships Sunk:

TK - 3
AMc - 14


Japanese Ships Lost:

TK - 1
xAK - 1



Strategy Update

I have noticed a lack of aircraft in the South Pacific (both Solomons and Kwajelein area). I am gathering the aircraft in Manchukuo and Korea and will
be buying out select units. Has anyone had any trouble from stripping air units out of Manchuria ? Or how about stipping combat units out of here
as long as I stay above the 'magic' 8k number ?



Economy Update

All of my stockpiles (Resources, Oil and Fuel) seems to have grown by 10+ days each they are holding steady - it seems I cannot haul cargo back to
Japan fast enough to seriously increase them.

Both my Naval and Merchant Shipyards continue to decline but its by acceptable amounts as my stockpiles are still rather large. I have increase Merchant
Shipyards by roughly 20 units and that has lowered the decrease there from 75ish to like 10-20 per turn. I am planning another increase soon but
need to decide where.


Total Stockpiles:

ManPower 973,595 (4k+ increase per turn)
Heavy Industry 353,661 (~4k increase per turn)
Armaments 151,370 (~50 increase per turn)
Vehicle 555 (Usually moves up to 1500 or so and then drops back down as units upgrade)
Naval Shipyard 14,173 (350 decrease per turn)
Merchant Ship 5959 (~20 decrease per turn)

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Update: Oct 25th, 1942 - 11/3/2011 4:02:35 PM   
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Its been a couple more weeks in game since my last update so here we go.

Burma

Rob has been throwing - and I do mean throwing - waves of aircraft at Magwe either trying to hit the oil fields or the Airfield there - I am not sure which. But I have upgraded all the Oscars there to Tojos and I am stopping him cold. The Tojos usually get about 20 in the air before the raid arrives (several base forces with radar help) and they are killing several allied aircraft each turn. I am killing allied fighters that were giving my Oscars a hard time. Best is so far I have lost only a couple planes and less pilots holding my own. Even my Zeros sweeping Akyab have seemed to improved and are killing allied fighters now. Not sure if I have finally achieved a superior pilot skill over his units here or what, but I like it. I have been swapping lower skilled pilots out of these units in favor of better pilots from my reserve and it seems to be working.

My foray into western China is going good. I have 2 Divisions marching behind a Tank unit which is pushing the only Chinese unit on the trail in front of it. I am now poised to attack Paoshan - just waiting for my Divisons to catch up so all 3 units can cross the river together into the base. I am thinking the shock attack crossing the river may be enough to take the base with a little luck. So far recon has shown no response from Rob to this foray.

The surface combat TFs I spotted near Madras have withdrawn to the other side of India and off my scope. Not sure what he is doing, but intel reports several BBs and Cruisers along with a bunch of DDs. Not sure, but maybe he just recieved a bunch of new British toys and was thinking of playing with them until he remembered I have Nells around Rangoon and without CVs to cover then they are nothing but targets.


Sumatra

My fuel / oil hauling has improved and I am using both xAKs to haul resources / oil from Palembang as well as all the TKs and AOs I can spare to haul Oil and Fuel. I am using the larger TKs to haul long runs back to Japan and using the smaller converted TKs to haul fuel to my forward areas so I don't have to take any fuel from Japan for my operations in the DEI, South Pacific or India.


Java

The Java campaign is moving along - I just took Soerbaja on the first attack - a pair of AMcs were scuttled in the port. The oil and refineries suffered minor damage but the fleeing allied troops moved north instead of surrendering. Not sure how that happened, but 3 Divisions are moving from Soerbaja to chase them down and kill them.

I have Minesweepers on the way to Soerbaja from Singapore to being sweeping the remaining allied mines so the port can be used. I am airlifting Aviation support into the base and have fighters already there to protect the oil from LR Allied air. Engineers are on the train south to repair the damages to the base as well.


China

I have begun my assault on Changsha against roughly 3k Chinese AS. My first attack lowered the forts by one and killed a bunch of Chinese whereas most of my losses were disabled. It has been 3 days since the last attack and the units are ordered to attack again.

Henyang has also fallen lowering the number of Chinese bases on MY Railroad by one. Changsha is the big nut left to crack and then I can send troops to the west to help clean off that side.

I am seriously considering pursuing the chinese deep into chinese territory. The units can't really be used elsewhere and I have plenty of supply to ship in to keep them in fighting strength. With China cut off from Burma I don't really see china doing much of anything now.


DEI

Rob has finally stopped bombing the empty base at Dili and is hitting my paratroopers with heavy bombers. Luckily the terrain is in my favor and the loses have been light. Unfortunately I have not been able to assemble the forces needed to push forward from Ambon into Ceram to take Koepang. Although now that Soerbaja has fallen the anchor to the west is gone and I can start pushing some.

Rob pullled a nice move on me last turn. A small SC TF appeared out of nowhere and ran into one of my ASW patrols around Balikpapan. The 2 Cruisers & 2 DD TF mauled my 4 PB ASW TF without suffering any damage in return. I am not sure if the ASW TF was his target or if he was trying to raid Balikpapan port - either way I got lucky. Balikpapan is full of merchies loading oil and fuel and would have been devastating if he made it there.

I am sending some surface units into the area to prevent that move again but I wonder why the heck my recon didn't spot the small TF before it got within range ? My LR air has been abyssmal this game and half the time they won't even attack spotted units 10 hexes away.


North Pacific

My sub recon east of the aleutians spotted am amphib TF heading west and I vectored more units around it. Recon said it was a lightly defended (DDs only) amphib task force and it looked like it was heading into the aluetians. Since I had Carriers sitting around doing nothing I decided to lie in wait.

From what it looked like I was 2 turns away from pouncing when my CVs were spotted by LR recon and he ran. My sub screen spotted not just one amphib TF - but 3 fleeing NE towards alaska. I think Rob is heading for a safe port to dump his load on land incase I pursue instead of losing them at sea.

Due to this I am moving up my timetable for the aluetian invasion and have begun moving the troops sitting at Port Arthur onto ships to move forward. I am using this as a unloading test and will dump them off in the Kuriles and see how fast they unload. I am trying to unload the entire batch in one day so we will see if I have enough ships or will need more.

Intel keeps reporting that Rob is dutifully building up the ports and airfields at Attu and Amchikta which will be nice when I take them. All I will need to do is concentrate on forts then.



Allied Ships Sunk:

DD - 1
xAK - 2
TK - 2

Japanese Ships Lost:

AG - 1
xAKL - 1
PB - 5


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Quick Update - 11/7/2011 11:05:23 PM   
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Rob has attempted and invasion of both Marcus Wake Island, supported by a large BB TFs and 4+ CVs. So far his attempt at Marcus was crushed and he seems to have turned his full attention to Wake Island.

Currently my defenders on Wake are there alone - Rob previously withdraw the defeated units he landed - but his CVs are sticking around and recon shows several more Amphib TFs moving towards Wake. My defenders are sitting behind level 4 forts and all the units are in good shape except for the CD unit, which is down to like 10% from the bombardments.


It is November now and I am able to convert some CS into CVLs and am wondering if I should. What do you guys think ?

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RE: Quick Update - 11/7/2011 11:26:32 PM   
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What exactly is your carrier situation right now?

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RE: Quick Update - 11/8/2011 12:00:45 AM   
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What exactly is your carrier situation right now?


I have:

CVs:
Akagi
Shokaku
Zuikaku
Junyo
Soryu
Hiryu

CVLs:
Ryuho
Zuiho
Ryujo


And the CVEs as well.

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RE: Quick Update - 11/8/2011 7:01:08 AM   
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The converted CS are in all respects equal to your other CVLs so there isn't much reason to not convert them IMHO... Mizuho will be a slow one but the others are good, they even carry torpedoes!

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RE: Quick Update - 11/8/2011 6:37:44 PM   
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I'd convert them. You're still doing well, but more decks can't hurt.

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Update: Nov 12th, 1942 - 11/10/2011 1:07:13 AM   
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Burma

I last reported on how Rob was throwing aircraft at my airfields and it stopped for a few days and then got very hectic. He was sending wave upon
wave of fighters and bombers at Magwe and now Shwebo in what appears to be an attempt to shut down my airfields. I have been averaging about 15-20
allied aircraft shot down over my airfields to roughly 5-10 per day of my own. My actual pilot losses have been low - about 20% and I am only guessing his pilot losses have to be 75% of the planes shot down since he is fighting over my bases.

After 5 days of heavy attacks he managed to all but shut down Magwe and has started to shift his attacks to Shwebo. Engineers at Magwe are repairing the airfield as fast as they can and I have moved in extra engineers and flak units.

Rob has a bunch of units on the move along his side of Burma - and at Akyab. Recon planes have spotted at least a dozen units moving. If I had to guess I would say he is moving south to attack me but I'm not sure why he would do it now - does he think he has enough firepower to push me back? I don't think he has - I have 5+ divisions sitting in Burma not counting my air power and at least level 4 forts everywhere. Maybe he thinks he can use his airpower to hammer my men and then overpower the bases one by one. Oh well, once if his men keep moving south I will begin bombing them into the stone ages.

Recon has followed a small Amphib TF from Diego Garcia to Ceylon (twice now) and they are offloading troops. I can only guess Rob got a sniff of one of my divisions prepping for Ceylon and has brought some more troops in. I am not sure if I should continue with my plans or not, but I will for now until I have better intel.


Sumatra

Nothing going on here but the organizing and hauling of fuel, oil and resources back to Japan.


Java

The island is all but mine. Only 2 allied bases remain and they will fall soon. Within a week I will have Java cleared of allied troops and then Koepang will fall next as I land a few divisions there.

Soerabaja is repairing the last of the combat damage to the oil industry and the port has been swept of mines. 100+ Sallies are operating from the airfield there and hammering all allied units within range.


China

I have removed all the forts at Changsha but have been unable to gather the required 2:1 odds to push him out of the base and capture it. He has moved at least 2 fresh corps into the base since the seige began and I am thinking of simply surrounding the base and killing all the units there instead of pushing them out. I know they will respawn in 30 days but I'm not sure I should be worried about that.

I have captured Paoshan and the Chinese units there retreated into the mountains. I am ignoring them and moving along the trail on my way to take Tsuyang back from Rob who has finally reacted over here and taken the base back. I have 2 Divisions moving with a Tank Rgt sitting in Paoshan and a small Cavalry Unit and another Tank Rgt moving up. The Cavalry will garrison Paoshan and the tanks will accompany me on the offensive.


DEI

My Nells at Ambon have spotted several allied TFs of warships moving around Northern Oz and despite having several recon spottings in a turn they seem to refuse to attack. I have spotted TFs at least 5 times and only once was an attack launched - and that was only at 1/3 strength. Its seems the Nells have been very neutered in their anti-shipping role and I'm not sure what I can do to increase their chances to launch.

Rob used some LR bombers from Darwin and hit the port at Ternate last turn hitting numerous ships in port including sinking 2 Subs and an AKE stationed there. I didn't think he had the range from Darwin to hit there and paid for it.


Philippines

Nothing going on here other than hauling of resources to Manila and then to Japan.


Solomons

Nothing but building going on here. Forts and Airfields are whats being built for future defense.


North Pacific

My attempted ambush failed so I moved away and then back slowly within range of Attu I. I was able to hit an amphib TF as it was almost done unloading and killed a couple ships. Recon showed Rob moved his CVs north from his failed invasions of Wake and Marcus and was heading towards Attu Island so I pulled all my ships back to the Kuriles where they sit recovering minor damage in preparation for the Attu invasion.

I left several subs behind and over several days I have managed to sink numerous ships carrying troops - at least 1 ship had vehicles on it so I am hoping they were tanks !!


Allied Ships Sunk:

DD - 2
TK - 2
AP - 1
AK - 2
xAK - 3
xAP - 8


Japanese Ships Lost:

SS - 2
PB - 1
AKE - 1
xAK - 1


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Post #: 169
RE: Update: Nov 12th, 1942 - 11/10/2011 11:38:28 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Xargun

My Nells at Ambon have spotted several allied TFs of warships moving around Northern Oz and despite having several recon spottings in a turn they seem to refuse to attack. I have spotted TFs at least 5 times and only once was an attack launched - and that was only at 1/3 strength. Its seems the Nells have been very neutered in their anti-shipping role and I'm not sure what I can do to increase their chances to launch.

Recon.

You need to get the target up to at least 8, 10 of course is best. The higher it is, the more likely they will find the target and attack. Also, check weather on the target hex. Netties will attack, and in the absence of CAP are absolutely deadly. Not aware of any nerfing at all.

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RE: Update: Nov 12th, 1942 - 11/10/2011 3:41:47 PM   
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Recon.

You need to get the target up to at least 8, 10 of course is best. The higher it is, the more likely they will find the target and attack. Also, check weather on the target hex. Netties will attack, and in the absence of CAP are absolutely deadly. Not aware of any nerfing at all.


How many spottings does it take to get a DL that high ? Or is it based on the spotting pilots NavSearch ? I can easily see that as the Nell pilots have low NavSearch - but they are almost impossible to raise with training.


Also, I have several Nate and Oscar equipped units in different places and am wondering if I should upgrade them all. I am wondering about the rule where it will auto scrap the older aircraft for a one-time payment of HI (or was it resources). Does it matter ? Will I ever need these aircraft ? Or any older Aircraft - like the Sonia ?

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RE: Update: Nov 12th, 1942 - 11/10/2011 3:50:19 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Xargun

Also, I have several Nate and Oscar equipped units in different places and am wondering if I should upgrade them all. I am wondering about the rule where it will auto scrap the older aircraft for a one-time payment of HI (or was it resources). Does it matter ? Will I ever need these aircraft ? Or any older Aircraft - like the Sonia ?

Xargun



Keep some of your training units in Nates and Oscars. Scrapping rule: 13.8. Planes are scrapped when the pool is >99, computer scraps planes in excess of 10*max ready value of air groups using that plane (on map and in reinforcement queue) but leaves 99 in pool. Take your pool, divide by 10 and make sure the ready value of your air groups exceeds this amount. Usually 1-2 sentai/daitai will do it.

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DL - Recon - 11/10/2011 3:51:53 PM   
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quote:

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Recon.

You need to get the target up to at least 8, 10 of course is best. The higher it is, the more likely they will find the target and attack. Also, check weather on the target hex. Netties will attack, and in the absence of CAP are absolutely deadly. Not aware of any nerfing at all.


How many spottings does it take to get a DL that high ? Or is it based on the spotting pilots NavSearch ? I can easily see that as the Nell pilots have low NavSearch - but they are almost impossible to raise with training.

Each spotting will raise the DL a random amount (generally 1 - 3) but depending upon what type of recon. This DL decreases each phase of the day. So you really have to ping them a lot to keep it high. High DL has a huge impact upon the odds of successful strikes and the damage done.

Training high EXP pilots is REALLY hard. So, be sure to consider this when training up your replacement Nettie pilots .... NavSearch is hard to ignore. As I never have enough Patrol groups, I train up pilots for the Nells just for NavSearch. The upgraded Nells have great range, almost that of the Mavis. High skill NavSearch Nell pilots in conjunction with Nettie groups works for me.

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RE: Update: Nov 12th, 1942 - 11/10/2011 3:52:18 PM   
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I will never let the computer scrap aircraft. That's a complete waste of HI. Just think Kamikaze. At the very worst, they are training aircraft.

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RE: Update: Nov 12th, 1942 - 11/10/2011 3:54:14 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Xargun

Also, I have several Nate and Oscar equipped units in different places and am wondering if I should upgrade them all. I am wondering about the rule where it will auto scrap the older aircraft for a one-time payment of HI (or was it resources). Does it matter ? Will I ever need these aircraft ? Or any older Aircraft - like the Sonia ?

Xargun



Keep some of your training units in Nates and Oscars. Scrapping rule: 13.8. Planes are scrapped when the pool is >99, computer scraps planes in excess of 10*max ready value of air groups using that plane (on map and in reinforcement queue) but leaves 99 in pool. Take your pool, divide by 10 and make sure the ready value of your air groups exceeds this amount. Usually 1-2 sentai/daitai will do it.


I'm usually struggling mid-game to keep a/c from scrapping, you know about the 3rd upgrade in fighter. I make my choices based upon which ones make good kami's.


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RE: Update: Nov 12th, 1942 - 11/10/2011 5:10:55 PM   
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I will never let the computer scrap aircraft. That's a complete waste of HI. Just think Kamikaze. At the very worst, they are training aircraft.

I'll have to follow your next AAR closely. When I get to mid43, particularly fighters, I end up with more obsolescent ones than I have training groups to stick them in. Comes down to do I want to let the computer scrap Nates, old Oscars, or old Tojo's. Just too many models and not nearly enough training squadrons. And I won't keep a unit out of operations for training merely to preserve some pool planes. So, as I say, I'll need to watch your next AAR to see how you do it ...

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RE: Update: Nov 12th, 1942 - 11/10/2011 6:00:34 PM   
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Keep some of your training units in Nates and Oscars. Scrapping rule: 13.8. Planes are scrapped when the pool is >99, computer scraps planes in excess of 10*max ready value of air groups using that plane (on map and in reinforcement queue) but leaves 99 in pool. Take your pool, divide by 10 and make sure the ready value of your air groups exceeds this amount. Usually 1-2 sentai/daitai will do it.


Ok so if I have only like 110 Nates in the pool and a single unit equipped with them (say a unit of 12) is it really worth keeping ? I would think no. I would only lose like 20 planes and can upgrade it to a model that I have a lot more of - like Oscars. Correct ?

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RE: DL - Recon - 11/10/2011 6:02:50 PM   
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Each spotting will raise the DL a random amount (generally 1 - 3) but depending upon what type of recon. This DL decreases each phase of the day. So you really have to ping them a lot to keep it high. High DL has a huge impact upon the odds of successful strikes and the damage done.

Training high EXP pilots is REALLY hard. So, be sure to consider this when training up your replacement Nettie pilots .... NavSearch is hard to ignore. As I never have enough Patrol groups, I train up pilots for the Nells just for NavSearch. The upgraded Nells have great range, almost that of the Mavis. High skill NavSearch Nell pilots in conjunction with Nettie groups works for me.


Looks like I will go through my naval bomber reserves and see if I have some high in both Torp and NavSearch and simply do a replacement. Since I never set Kates to search I can use low-skilled NavSearch pilots only my CVs - I always use Vals to search since they are the weaker of the two offensive aircraft.

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Army fighters - 11/10/2011 6:05:10 PM   
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I am currently using Oscars and Tojos as my Army fighters - Tojos mostly for frontline and Oscars for rear areas and training. I am looking ahead to 1943 fighters and am wondering which I should go with. Right now I have the new Tojo marked for use, but am wondering since it doesn't have any armor if I should pick an 'armored' fighter too - but I believe those are all a much higher service rating (like a 3 compared to Tojo's 1). What fighters do you guys use as your main army fighter for 43 ?

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RE: Update: Nov 12th, 1942 - 11/10/2011 6:48:06 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Mike Solli
Keep some of your training units in Nates and Oscars. Scrapping rule: 13.8. Planes are scrapped when the pool is >99, computer scraps planes in excess of 10*max ready value of air groups using that plane (on map and in reinforcement queue) but leaves 99 in pool. Take your pool, divide by 10 and make sure the ready value of your air groups exceeds this amount. Usually 1-2 sentai/daitai will do it.


Ok so if I have only like 110 Nates in the pool and a single unit equipped with them (say a unit of 12) is it really worth keeping ? I would think no. I would only lose like 20 planes and can upgrade it to a model that I have a lot more of - like Oscars. Correct ?

Xargun



Yup.

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