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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/15/2012 2:26:45 PM   
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From a game standpoint there are certain things I have been very vocal about, but the Intel piece is quite ingenious IMHO. By providing an advantage to units that Prep and by using the hexes units are moving to with a little randomness of how much informaiton is provided one can solve a puzzle ..which is a game in itself

Two "units" are moving to Saigon. Probably the 77th Regiment.

3/77th Infantry Regiment is loaded on APD Yunagi moving to Saigon.
5/77th Infantry Regiment is loaded on a Gozan Cargo class xAK moving to Saigon.


Now the problem is .. is the 77th regiment only moving to Saigon or is this one little sample of a larger convoy?

But we get another very interesting message ...The DD Shirarsuyu has sunk in a collision off of Soc Trang. A collision in my sophomoric world happends as a result of a huge number of ships in one task force. I have experinced 2 TK collisions when my 25 ship TK TF's have sailed into severe storms. So now this little tibit offers some indications of at least one large convoy moving around the South China Sea.

How I will act on this infomation is to establish 3 strong Corps around Bangkok and into the Southeast Asia region and pull in my recon fingers that are exploring central Thailand. I suspect troops will be moving to Udon Thani as the Allies have alerted the IJ of this objective though 4E bombing .. and the militia units have crumbled under the 500 pound bombs.

What will be very interesting is if the IJA decide to go on the offense. I believe the above plan of three strong Corps in strategic positions will be able to react to an IJ offense producing a stalemate in the area. IN the meantime I AUS Corps is still 60 days away from staging in Southeast Asia.



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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/15/2012 3:29:21 PM   
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*********************** 28 APR 43 ***************************

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We get chased off a small convoy in Hokkaido ..

ASW attack near Wakkanai at 123,48

Japanese Ships
xAK Tsuruha Maru
xAKL Sasago Maru
PB Kensin Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sunfish

SS Sunfish is sighted by escort


But in the open waters near Yap a supply xAK finds Davy Jone's locker with a full cargo load ..

Submarine attack near Yap at 96,95

Japanese Ships
xAK Oregon Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage;xAK Oregon Maru is reported to have been sunk near Yap on Apr 28, 1943
Allied Ships
SS O24


SOUTHEAST ASIA:

This is really a target of opportunity .. a division camped in the open with zero fortification level .. we continue to attrite ..

Morning Air attack on 3rd RTA/A Division, at 61,59 (Udon Thani)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 60

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
377 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)
...............
Morning Air attack on 3rd RTA/B Division, at 61,59 (Udon Thani)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 27
B-24D Liberator x 24
B-24D1 Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
384 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


So about 770 LYB meet their maker .. we have taken out about 1500 - 1600 here rendering the 3rd RTA ineffective right now.

We have a problem around Tavoy. I strat moved a division to Molumein with the thought of moving toward Bangkok. These units are sucking more supplies than will move down the rails. So .... Molumein lacks 2X supplies and this situation is worsening. No 2X supplies no drop tanks and no extended range .. Tavoy is helpless .

Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 38
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 46

No Japanese losses

Port hits 2
..............

Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 27
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 26
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 18

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 11
.............

Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 18
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 34

No Japanese losses

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

Resources hits 2
..............

Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 6


CENPAC:

Kwajalein Island receives the wrath of God and 4E's .. lots of intel in this strike ..

Morning Air attack on Maizuru 2nd SNLF, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 12


No Allied losses
...............

Morning Air attack on Maizuru 2nd SNLF, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
..........

Morning Air attack on Maizuru 2nd SNLF, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 21


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
.................

Afternoon Air attack on Maizuru 2nd SNLF, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
52 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
...........
Morning Air attack on Kwajalein Base Force, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 36
B-24D Liberator x 45
B-24D1 Liberator x 36
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 23


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
442 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 43 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
............

Morning Air attack on Kwajalein Base Force, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 11


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
............

Morning Air attack on Kwajalein Base Force, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
................
Morning Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 48


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
50 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
...............

Morning Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
Bolingbroke IV x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 16
B-26B Marauder x 16


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
61 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
...............

Morning Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
3 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
................

Afternoon Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
..............


The 86th Naval Guard Unit is disabled with the strikes destroying squads, the Maizuru 2nd SNLF has sme fight left . .and the Kwajalein Base Force will not resist ...

Bombing in China ..

More later ..

< Message edited by Crackaces -- 6/16/2012 2:12:06 PM >


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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/16/2012 2:20:56 PM   
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****************** 29 - 30 APR 43 **************************

On the 29th Very quiet. The IJ bomb in China

Then on the 30th the IJ learn we are determined to reduce the Thai garrision at Udon Thani:

Morning Air attack on 3rd RTA/A Division, at 61,59 (Udon Thani)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
........
Morning Air attack on 3rd RTA/B Division, at 61,59 (Udon Thani)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 12
Liberator II x 27
B-24D Liberator x 24
B-24D1 Liberator x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
411 casualties reported
Squads: 47 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 38 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (7 destroyed, 3 disabled)


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
103 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


A little look in this AAR and this force is shattered .. the number of destroyed squadrons to disabled also provides a clue that this force is no longer viable. More so, the IJ have learned that is is too late to build forts to defend Udon Thani ...The open plans of the heart of Thailand makes very good ground for 4E's and armor ..

The IJ smash Tavoy ..concentrating on the port and airfield .. we are not going that direction .. we are right now 10 days from cutting off the heart of Thailand from Bangkok and supply ...


More bombing in China ..

More news later .. things will develop more ...


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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/16/2012 9:06:14 PM   
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**************************** 01 MAY 43 *******************************

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We get two contacts the Hake gets chased off ..


ASW attack near Lingayen at 78,73

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 22
xAK Nagara Maru
xAK Hitati Maru
xAK Onoe Maru
E W-24
SC Ch 28

Allied Ships
SS Hake

SS Hake is sighted by escort
...........

The Kingfish plugs a PB and sends her to the botttom ...

Sub attack near Tokunoshima at 98,66

Japanese Ships
PB Tokihime Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage; PB Tokihime Maru is reported to have been sunk near Tokunoshima on May 01, 1943
PB Ichiyu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Kingfish

SS Kingfish launches 2 torpedoes at PB Tokihime Maru


The IJ are getting peaved that we are taking out hundreds of Thai's ..

Morning Air attack on 3rd RTA/A Division, at 61,59 (Udon Thani)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 36
B-25D1 Mitchell x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
500 casualties reported
Squads: 41 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 11 (4 destroyed, 7 disabled)
..........

Morning Air attack on 3rd RTA/A Division, at 61,59 (Udon Thani)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
64 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
.........

Morning Air attack on 3rd RTA/A Division, at 61,59 (Udon Thani)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
103 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)


I posted a comment in Cap Mandrakes AAR .. but when I observe most squads as destroyed that indicates that these units are disabled and the bombing is destroying units. The IJ's email seems to confirm this ...

A reinforced brigade is headed to Udon Thani to clean up the remains ..

The IJ are attacking China and Tavoy ..no supplies within range to resist so we ignore .. for now ...

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/16/2012 11:04:02 PM   
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*************************** 02 MAY 43 **********************************

The IJAAF now have decided to strike Pisanuloke 0% Moonlight at long range with Sally's no results ..

The IJAAF strike Tavoy Port and Airfield damaging both ...

We strike Udon Thani again ..

Afternoon Air attack on 3rd RTA/B Division, at 61,59 (Udon Thani)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 48
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
153 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 15 (8 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Note this strike is on 'B' division .. Its 'A' division that is totally disabled ..

More bombing in China ...

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/17/2012 3:52:02 AM   
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************************* 03 MAY 43 ************************************

The IJ fear an airbase so close to Bangkok ..

Night Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 damaged

Runway hits 1
..................

Night Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 11

No Japanese losses


Not much of a result for an extended mission and risk of opertional losses ..

The IJ attack Tavoy port and airbase again . another spot that the IJ do not want aircraft to base ..

There is a posting asking the question of how to attack Atolls with 6K stacking limits and level 6 forts .. The USAAF demonstrates our plan of action

Morning Air attack on Maizuru 2nd SNLF, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 48

No Allied losses

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

Morning Air attack on Maizuru 2nd SNLF, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 48
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
347 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)
...........

Morning Air attack on Maizuru 2nd SNLF, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
Bolingbroke IV x 12
B-24D Liberator x 24
B-25C Mitchell x 16
B-26B Marauder x 16


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
381 casualties reported
Squads: 28 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 6 (3 destroyed, 3 disabled)
..............


Morning Air attack on Maizuru 2nd SNLF, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
59 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
.......

Morning Air attack on Maizuru 2nd SNLF, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
............

Morning Air attack on Maizuru 2nd SNLF, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
118 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
.......

Morning Air attack on Maizuru 2nd SNLF, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
49 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
...........
Morning Air attack on Kwajalein Base Force, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
.....
Afternoon Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
76 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
..............
Afternoon Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
36 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Still too many disabled squads as opposed destroyed squads in my book to attack .. yet ..

More bombing in China ..

SUBMARINES:

The Nissan Maru stumbles into a Torpedo ..

Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 67,77

Japanese Ships
xAK Nissan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Mogamigawa Maru
xAK Nitti Maru
xAK Kenyo Maru
DD Samidare
E Chidori
SC Ch 33

Allied Ships
SS Pompano


More later ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/17/2012 3:33:22 PM   
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Wake Is:

Who would think some small island in the middle of the Pacific could be so important at this juncture? But PBY's projecting search arcs from this base I beleive is key for our operations going forward. I will project power as deep as Marcus Island 19 hexes away.

This is the first of my invasions that have not taken place within the sphere of LBA. The KB could be as close as Saipan and my dive bomber operations on Wake Island this turn I am going to assume is going to wake the IJ up .. I have a strong "spidey" sense that the IJ will come out in force. The last contact with CV's was last week in Southeast Asia. To provide some early warning a band of submarines are patroling at 8 hexes from our target.

We shall see how this turns out .. I have two regiments fully prepared to strike about 4,000 troops at Wake 3 Units that include a BF and a . I have 10 CV's 5 big flattops and 5 CVL's along with 8 BB's to provide support ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/17/2012 4:18:48 PM   
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*********************************** 04 MAY 43 ****************************

The night begins with the IJN bombarding Tavoy ..

Night Naval bombardment of Tavoy at 54,60

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
CA Nachi
CA Takao
CL Kuma
CL Yura
CL Nagara


Allied ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 18
Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 1

BB Hyuga firing at 7th Indian Division
BB Ise firing at 13th Canadian Brigade
BB Yamashiro firing at Tavoy
BB Fuso firing at 7th Indian Division
CA Nachi firing at 7th Indian Division
CA Takao firing at 7th Indian Division
CL Kuma firing at 7th Indian Division
CL Yura firing at 22nd (East African) Brigade
CL Nagara firing at 7th Indian Division


I think there is a strategy of using the excess fuel in the DEI to supply these operations. I am sure by Jan '44 the IJN will want this fuel ..

MOULMEIN:

This is an exteremly interesting attack ..

Night Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 12

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 7 damaged
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses


No damage 20% losses + operational losses ..

Tavoy is smacked by bombers ..

CENPAC:

The invasion of Wake Island is not getting off to a good start ..

Morning Air attack on Wake Coastal Gun Battalion, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 16
TBF-1 Avenger x 27

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
48 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
...........

Morning Air attack on Wake Coastal Gun Battalion, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 84
SBD-3 Dauntless x 36


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
..........

Afternoon Air attack on Wake Coastal Gun Battalion, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 96
SBD-3 Dauntless x 136
TBF-1 Avenger x 100


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
266 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 23 (6 destroyed, 17 disabled)


About 300 causulties or less than 10% .. we do find the I/84th Naval Guard Unit and the Wake Coastal Gun Battalion are the units here ..

For that we spend:

Pilot killed in landing accident of F4F-4 Wildcat from VMF-221
Pilot killed in landing accident of SBD-3 Dauntless from VB-8

F4F-4 Wildcat from VF-42 is damaged on landing
SBD-3 Dauntless from VB-2 is damaged on landing
SBD-3 Dauntless from VB-2 is damaged on landing
F4F-4 Wildcat from VRF-5F is damaged on landing
F4F-4 Wildcat from VRF-5F is damaged on landing
F4F-4 Wildcat from VF-42 is damaged on landing
F4F-4 Wildcat from VF-8 is damaged on landing
F4F-4 Wildcat from VMF-221 is damaged on landing
F4F-4 Wildcat from VF-6 is damaged on landing
F4F-4 Wildcat from VF-6 crashes on landing
F6F-3 Hellcat from VRF-1F is damaged on landing
TBF-1 Avenger from VT-5 is damaged on landing
SBD-3 Dauntless from VB-5 is damaged on landing
F4F-4 Wildcat from VRF-5F is damaged on landing
TBF-1 Avenger from VT-8 crashes on landing
SBD-3 Dauntless from VB-6 crashes on landing
SBD-3 Dauntless from VB-6 is damaged on landing


WOW!!!

SUBMARINES:

The Scamp is being hunted ...time to move patrol locations or come home ..

ASW attack ear Hachijo-jima at 114,64

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-33
SC CHa-27

Allied Ships
SS Scamp
SS Scamp is sighted by escort


The Searaven does not understand the pariable of one in the bush ..

Sub attack near Kume-jima at 92,63

Japanese Ships
xAKL Konsan Maru
xAKL Eiwa Maru
PB Toyokuni Maru

Allied Ships
SS Searaven

Captain of SS Searaven elects not to launch torpedoes at this target


The Sunfish is also being hunted ...

Sub attack near Wakkanai at 123,48

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-6
SC CHa-21
SC CHa-18

Allied Ships
SS Sunfish

Captain of SS Sunfish elects not to launch torpedoes at this target


But she finds prey ..

Sub attack near Bihoro at 124,49

Japanese Ships
PB Teiko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Yamura Maru
PB Nigitsu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sunfish

SS Sunfish launches 2 torpedoes at PB Teiko Maru


The USAAF strike Port Moresby for 50% port damage and bombing in China from the IJAAF ...

more as Wake Island Develops ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/17/2012 6:18:16 PM   
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With maybe the KB 1500 miles to the west we invade Wake Island this turn. We have interlocking seach arcs and lots of submarines to protect the invasion fleet. My main concern is if the defenders last until nightfall .. that would give the KB time to react and pin down our forces ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/17/2012 6:55:39 PM   
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****************************** 05 MAY 43 ****************************

I have a huge problem in Southeast Asia. Supply. I really thought by taking Rangoon that I would be aboe to move supplies eastward. It is not happening at all .. This presents a serious problem as bases without X2 supply cannot support drop tanks and the Allies need drop tanks to project any range. I have extended my lines far beyond my ability to support this places by the air ..


The IJ come to Moulmein .. again

Night Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 10

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 3 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses


They also attack Tavoy with both night and day air ..

The Helens come and attack a forward division ..

Morning Air attack on 19th Indian Division, at 58,57 (Pisanuloke)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged


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


SUBMARINES:

The Herring is chased off ..

ASW attack near Takao at 81,66

Japanese Ships
PB Chitose Maru
xAK Taian Maru
xAK Sinko Maru
PB Kamitu Maru
PB Eiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Herring

SS Herring is sighted by escort

.........

But the Perch & Hake both bag small xAK's ...

Submarine attack near Balabac at 69,80

Japanese Ships
xAK Kensin Maru, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Perch
.............
Sub attack near San Fernando at 79,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Toko Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
xAK Surakaruta Maru
PB Ichiyu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Hake

SS Hake launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Toko Maru


WAKE ISLAND:

Pre-Invasion action off Wake Island (136,98) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Massachusetts, Shell hits 1
BB Washington
BB North Carolina
BB Idaho
BB Pennsylvania
BB Colorado
BB Maryland
LCI-62
LCI-75
DD Balch

Japanese ground losses:
761 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 45 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 21 (18 destroyed, 3 disabled)
.............
Defending force 130 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Allied adjusted assault: 71

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 71 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Wake Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
132 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
53rd (Sep) Infantry Rgt /5
158th(Sep) Infantry Rgt /6

Defending units:
I/84th Naval Guard Unit
7th JNAF Coy


We possess Wake Island .. now putting search planes on her and extending our search zones ..

More later ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/18/2012 12:03:30 AM   
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********************************* 06 MAY 43 *********************************

I usually have some chronological order to this blog but my opponent is frustrated .. I thiought I would highlight the event ...


Ground combat at Luangprabang (63,55)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 626 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Allied adjusted assault: 29

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 29 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Luangprabang !!!

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

Assaulting units:
77th Chindit Bde /1


We drop these boys in on an empty base deep in the IJ lines ... The IJ think they marched and are very very frustrated...

But overlook their Helens escaped a catastrophe:

Morning Air attack on 19th Indian Division, at 58,57 (Pisanuloke)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 24



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 30


No Japanese losses
No Allied losses
Allied ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


So 30 warhawks let the bombers thorugh without firing a shot ..

Nor did my RADAR equiped planes do anything to Long ranged sally's

Night Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 12

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 10 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1


Bombing on Tavoy and in China ..


SUBMARINES:
Submarine attack near Jesselton at 67,82

Japanese Ships
xAK Mikage Maru, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage -- xAK Mikage Maru is reported to have been sunk near Jesselton on May 06, 1943

Allied Ships
SS Pompano
.......................
Sub attack near Nagoya at 110,62

Japanese Ships
xAKL Sasago Maru
xAK Tsuruha Maru
PB Kensin Maru

Allied Ships
SS Pike


OK .. More later ....

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/18/2012 5:43:38 PM   
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The picture below demosntrates where we are at in Sooutheast Asia. Fundementally we have accomplished all our goals for "Skilled Hook" but "Meaningfull Kangaroo" is having a very difficult start. No real resistance in front of us but no real suplies either. Moulmein is yellow and no supplies are being propagated from Rangoon.

So we consolidate our holdings while paradropping the Chindits deep into IJ territory. If the IJ is going to leave bases wide open we are going to take them. More so, we present a threat as I can break these forces down and cut LOC.

The IJ are most concerned with this position in '44. If I can solve the supply problems B-29's can threaten everything including the home islands...

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/18/2012 6:00:56 PM   
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***************** 08 MAY 43 **********************

The Bilfish misses in the DEI a SC ...

The IJ continue to bomb Tavoy. A SAG/KB is headed to attack again this TF is a Phuket Island

Bombing in China ..

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The Flyingfish and Blackfish both miss ...

The IJ are determined to shutdown Pisanuloke

Night Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 17

............

Morning Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 25
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 damaged


Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 12
..................

Morning Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 24
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 27


No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 16

No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1


The IJ attack Tavoy ...

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/18/2012 10:36:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Crackaces

The picture below demosntrates where we are at in Sooutheast Asia. Fundementally we have accomplished all our goals for "Skilled Hook" but "Meaningfull Kangaroo" is having a very difficult start. No real resistance in front of us but no real suplies either. Moulmein is yellow and no supplies are being propagated from Rangoon.

So we consolidate our holdings while paradropping the Chindits deep into IJ territory. If the IJ is going to leave bases wide open we are going to take them. More so, we present a threat as I can break these forces down and cut LOC.

The IJ are most concerned with this position in '44. If I can solve the supply problems B-29's can threaten everything including the home islands...

More later ..






You are supplying a very large number of troops over a dirt road and I believe that you are into the monsoon season. Even in the best to times that dirt road is going to limit you. I don't think you will see an improvement until you can take Bangkok.

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/19/2012 12:20:25 AM   
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You are supplying a very large number of troops over a dirt road and I believe that you are into the monsoon season. Even in the best to times that dirt road is going to limit you. I don't think you will see an improvement until you can take Bangkok.


A large number of troops will be needed to take Bangkok My thought right now is a very traditional seige over the monsoon .. my forces will end up disrupted/disabled but we should be able to surround Bangkok and begin the assult when the I AUS Corps is fully in position.

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/19/2012 12:26:35 AM   
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When does the monsoon season end?

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/19/2012 12:40:03 AM   
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********************** 10 MAY 43 ******************************************

This date represents the first of many raids to supress Truk ..

Morning Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 36
A6M3a Zero x 12

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 24
B-24D1 Liberator x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Minryo Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AD Koshu Maru #2, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SSX Ha-4, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS RO-101, Bomb hits 1
AS Jingei, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Hokuzyu Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Shonan Maru #8, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Kongo Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Port hits 1 ..............
.......

Morning Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 7
A6M3a Zero x 4

Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
LB-30 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
LB-30 Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
SS RO-61, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
SSX Ha-3, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage


Damaged B-24D Liberator from 307th BG/371st BS is missing
Damaged B-24D Liberator from 307th BG/370th BS is missing

We Trade 6 B-24's for a couple of ships and some Zeros

But we achieve some success in that we demonstrate that Truk is now not safe ...

The IJ has shown an incessent need to attack Tavoy .. we defend .. but first the night comes .

Night Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 15

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIb Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

...........


Afternoon Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 19
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 26

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 3
P-40K Warhawk x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 10 destroyed
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 18 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-48-IIb Lily bombing from 3000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb


Out of 26 Lily's 1 made it to the target

The talk at the OClub ..

1LT Hernandez M. of 51st FG/26th FS is credited with kill number 4

1LT Griffin, J.H. of 51st FG/26th FS is credited with kill number 2

1LT Wilder K. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 2

2LT White, R.H. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 2

2LT Stanton, A. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 2

CPT Larson H. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 2

MAJ Ellard L. of 51st FG/26th FS is credited with kill number 2

FLT Greenwell M. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 13
FLT Greenwell M. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 14

FO Storey, W.J. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 9

MAJ Hall P. of 51st FG/16th FS is credited with kill number 2

2LT Atkins E. of 51st FG/26th FS is credited with kill number 2

SLDR Trenchard V. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 11

CPT Waite, A.E. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 2
CPT Waite, A.E. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 3

1LT Miller, W.E. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 2

MAJ Ellard L. of 51st FG/26th FS is credited with kill number 3

SLDR Trenchard V. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 12

1LT Gretz J. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 2

2LT Evans R. of 51st FG/26th FS is credited with kill number 2
2LT Evans R. of 51st FG/26th FS is credited with kill number 3

MAJ Hall P. of 51st FG/16th FS is credited with kill number 3

2LT Houseman, E. of 51st FG/16th FS is credited with kill number 2

FO Storey, W.J. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 10

2LT White, R.H. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 3


We completly depopulate Kwajalein Island ...

SUBMARINES:

We first have a chase off ..

SW attack near Laoag at 79,70

Japanese Ships
CS Chitose
E W-6
E W-2
E Uji
E Nadakaze
E Okikaze
TK Mirii Maru
TK Ryuei Maru
TK Toa Maru
TK Teiyo Maru
xAK Arimasan Maru
xAK Tokai Maru
xAK Hokkai Maru
xAK Kagu Maru
xAK Hawaii Maru
xAK Melbourne Maru
E Wakataka
E Hirashima
E Kyosai
E Kamome

Allied Ships
SS Scorpion


But we bag two small xAK's ..

Sub attack near Ulithi at 98,96

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryujo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
SC CHa-5
SC CHa-11

Allied Ships
SS KXV, hits 1
.........
Sub attack near Jesselton at 67,84

Japanese Ships
xAK Koei Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch 26
AV Kiyokawa Maru
xAK Koryu Maru
xAK Huzikawa Maru
xAK Nitisan Maru
xAK Noto Maru
xAK Kumagawa Maru
xAK Atutasan Maru
E Naryu
E Sokuten
E Yaeyama

Allied Ships
SS Cisco


More later ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/19/2012 12:52:26 AM   
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Looks like the P40K is doing pretty good in your game.

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/19/2012 1:54:38 PM   
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quote:

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"When does the monsoon season end?"

"Looks like the P40K is doing pretty good in your game."


The Monsoon season in Burma goes from May until October. Right now it has not started yet, but it will, and when it does all supply not on a bright white railines will cut in half. That is six months of disablement of good forces ... and it will take 2 or 3 months of good supply to bring them back. However, on the other hand the IJ have no clue of the strength of these forces and assume the worse. Right now they are moving troops from other locations and concentrating in a couple of cities. I am thinking the disablement is worth threating the IJ's LOC's in Southeast Asia.

Now the little air battle ..There are multiple factors going on that influece the results. One, the groups are manned with 70+ exp pilots with A2A of 80+. I do not fly every turn and I keep morale high and fatigue low. The IJ are flying everyday at maximum range, with pilots that have mediocre A2A/Def skills, low ,and in this case on an escort mission. I got the bounce and this sortie was almost compleatly eliminated.

I am going to propose that better IJ pilots less fatigue, flying sweep missions getting the bounce in the same exact situation would do much much better against the P40K.

As it is the IJ think their planes suck and the war is lost ...




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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/19/2012 2:29:36 PM   
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Southeast Asia LOC:

I want to spend some time discussing the LOC's of Southeast Asia. This is my sophomoric understanding of how at least to plan for operations in Southeast Asia. It is this understanding I am planning the next phases of operations.

I have taken the map above and hit the 'y' key to show railroads. The bright white rail lines are "unlimited" [in quotes meaning whatever the game moves in terms of supply will move without further constraint]. Then starting with the dull white rail lines supply is constrained. Both in maxium supply moved per pulse and how many pulses occur within a week. It is my understanding that trails move supply the least .. maybe one pulse per week and minor roads seem to be about 3, major roads seem to pulse supply every day

That said, a look at the map shows what crsutton is pointing out. Bangkok is at the center of two major rail LOC's. What is very very interesting to me is that dull rail extending to Ayruthia. This is limited by air/port buildup and will limit everything extending from it ..

I have my own problem. A dull line extending from Rangoon to Pegu. This is limiting supply and stockpiling from every point extending from this point. The only solution is to play into the IJ's hand. Move shipping into Moulmein and flood Moulmein with supply that will move north on the bright rail to Pegu and along with the roads east. A "la grande battle" is about to unfold. Subamrines will start camping here soon but I suspect the KB will follow ..

The good news is that the IJAAF has just lost 2 airgroups to a slaughter and might not be tempted to bring in elite pilots and waste the KB's limited power here but might wait to expend this wad in the central pacific .. I can always hope ..




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************************* 11 MAY 43 **********************************

SUBMARINES:

The IJN are effective in picking off the first of many suicide xAK's headed south ..

Sub attack near Cox's Bazar at 54,42

Japanese Ships
SS RO-65

Allied Ships
xAKL Lepus, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AM Oudh


For this RO-65 pays a small price .. no critical hits ..

ASW attack near Cox's Bazar at 54,42

Japanese Ships
SS RO-65, hits 4

Allied Ships
AM Oudh


The IJ's night attacks are getting much more effective ..

Night Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 20

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10


and so are their attacks in the jungles ..

Morning Air attack on 87th Mountain Regiment, at 54,61 , near Tavoy

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 31
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
37 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
........

Morning Air attack on 87th Mountain Regiment, at 54,61 , near Tavoy

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 31
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
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We strike Kwajalein Island

Morning Air attack on Maizuru 2nd SNLF, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 36
SBD-5 Dauntless x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
57 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)
.........
Morning Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 9


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
41 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
...........

Morning Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 36
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
344 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
............

Morning Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 36

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
184 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
...........
Morning Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
Bolingbroke IV x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 12
B-26B Marauder x 15


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
59 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
..............

Morning Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 6

No Allied losses

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

Morning Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)


More bombing in China ...........

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/20/2012 4:03:23 PM   
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****************************** 12 MAY 43 ************************************

Patrols ID a Sub patroling off of PH but do not get a firing solution ..

ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 182,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-2

Allied Ships
DD Allen
DD McCook

SS I-2 is sighted by escort


The Billfish takes to DC hits and has to retire ..
ASW attack near Tawi Tawi at 70,93

Japanese Ships
DD Hokaze
E Kiji
E Kasasagi
AK Kinka Maru
AK Sasako Maru
E Aotaka
E Hatsutaka

Allied Ships
SS Billfish, hits 1
...............

Sub attack near Tawi Tawi at 70,93

Japanese Ships
E Kasasagi
E Kiji
AK Kinka Maru
AK Sasako Maru
DD Hokaze
E Aotaka
E Hatsutaka

Allied Ships
SS Billfish, hits 1


Bombing of China, Tavoy, and the mountian unit next to Bangkok ..



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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/20/2012 9:51:58 PM   
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************************* 13 MAY 43 **************************

Another sub is parked off a coast and finds trouble ..

ASW attack near Koggala at 28,50

Japanese Ships
SS I-157, hits 2

Allied Ships
AM Poole
xAKL Mabella
xAKL Sipora
xAKL Sipirok
xAKL Parigi
AM Cromer
AM Cromarty



SS I-157 is sighted by escort


WE bomb Port Moresby for 50% damange ..they bomb China and Tavoy ...

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/20/2012 10:30:07 PM   
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We sweep Ayuthia looking to thin CAP here ..

Morning Air attack on Ayuthia , at 56,61

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 39

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed
.................

Morning Air attack on Ayuthia , at 56,61

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 15

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x P-40K Warhawk sweeping at 21000 feet


13 Tony's confirmed killed with many more spinning away on fire ..

We write off more Hurricane IIc Trops

Hurricane IIc Trop from No.135 Sqn RAF is written off
Hurricane IIc Trop from No.135 Sqn RAF is written off
Damaged Hurricane IIc Trop from No.135 Sqn RAF does not return


The talk at the O'club:

SLDR Trenchard V. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 13

PO Vincent A. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 6

FLT Greenwell M. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 15

WO Bedford, A.W. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 6
WO Bedford, A.W. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 7

FO Picton T. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 9



SLDR Trenchard V. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 14
SLDR Trenchard V. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 15

FLT Greenwell M. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 16

FO Picton T. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 10

PO Hawkins, L.C.C. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 4

FO Storey, W.J. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 11
FO Storey, W.J. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 12

PO Stout, R.E. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 2

GCPT Thompson E. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 6

GCPT Thomson, J.A. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 8
GCPT Thomson, J.A. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 9

MAJ Hall P. of 51st FG/16th FS is credited with kill number 4

2LT Houseman, E. of 51st FG/16th FS is credited with kill number 3

2LT Atkins W. of 51st FG/16th FS is credited with kill number 2

2LT Kroll R. of 51st FG/16th FS is credited with kill number 2


The IJ are complaning about the loses but they continue to project power into the battlespace ..Udon Thani

Afternoon Air attack on 150th RAC Regiment, at 61,59 (Udon Thani)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 25

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
..........
Morning Air attack on 29th British Brigade, at 61,59 (Udon Thani)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 13
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 26

No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-48-IIb Lily bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
...............
Morning Air attack on Udon Thani , at 61,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 27
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 10


Bombing in China and Tavoy ...

We paradrop into Vientiane:

Ground combat at Vientiane (62,57)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 629 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Allied adjusted assault: 30

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 30 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Vientiane !!!

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

Assaulting units:
111th Chindit Bde /1


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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/21/2012 4:30:07 AM   
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***************************** 15 MAY 43 ********************************

A remarkably bloody day for the IJAAF .. especally if one is a Tony pilot ..
The IJ have been bombing this unit for a week now ... we put up some resistance ..

Morning Air attack on 87th Mountain Regiment, at 54,61 , near Tavoy

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses


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

Morning Air attack on 87th Mountain Regiment, at 54,61 , near Tavoy

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 31
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 11

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 2 damaged
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses



2 Nick's 4 Tony's ..

We sweep Bangkok thining CAP ..

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 35


Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 3 destroyed


This might seem a better trade but:

Damaged P-40K Warhawk from 51st FG/16th FS shot down on way home
P-40K Warhawk from 51st FG/16th FS is written off
P-40K Warhawk from 51st FG/16th FS is written off


Simply murder over the skies of Ayuthia

Morning Air attack on Ayuthia , at 56,61

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 10

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 33

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses


About a hundred IJ arcraft bomb Udon Thani ..

SUBMARINES:

The Scorpion is chased off ..

Sub attack near Laoag at 79,70

Japanese Ships
DD Arashi
CS Nisshin
PB Choko Maru #5
PB Shirogane Maru
PB Bunzan Maru
TK Azuchisan Maru
TK Yamaoka Maru
DD Murakumo
DD Akizuki
PB Tokotsu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Scorpion


and I-154 gets roughed up ..

ASW attack near Madras at 35,42

Japanese Ships
SS I-154, hits 2

Allied Ships
AM Poole
xAKL Mabella
xAKL Sipora
xAKL Sipirok
xAKL Parigi
AM Cromer
AM Cromarty

SS I-154 is sighted by escort


Bombing in China ...

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/21/2012 1:20:06 PM   
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I have asked Damian about a tutorial for supply movement in the Burma/India area, but he never got back to me. Maybe we need to enlist Mr Alfred in this area. I have similar limited knowledge on supply movement over trails, roads, and RR.

My understanding is that Command HQ attempt to pull in 25k in extra supply to their base and that the more a base is built up, the greater the supply pull per phase. Many Allied players build up Tennant Creek and then keep going until they get to Darwin.

Would it be wise to put a Command HQ at Moulmein and/or then over at Rahaeng or Pisanuloke?? How many engineers do you have over at Rahaeng and Pisanuloke to expand those bases to max?? Chaing Mai may be an option, but the potential AF size is smaller.

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quote:

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I have asked Damian about a tutorial for supply movement in the Burma/India area, but he never got back to me. Maybe we need to enlist Mr Alfred in this area. I have similar limited knowledge on supply movement over trails, roads, and RR.

My understanding is that Command HQ attempt to pull in 25k in extra supply to their base and that the more a base is built up, the greater the supply pull per phase. Many Allied players build up Tennant Creek and then keep going until they get to Darwin.

Would it be wise to put a Command HQ at Moulmein and/or then over at Rahaeng or Pisanuloke?? How many engineers do you have over at Rahaeng and Pisanuloke to expand those bases to max?? Chaing Mai may be an option, but the potential AF size is smaller.


Excellent Feedback NY59Giants. I did do the exact thing .. build up Tennent Creek and move the I AUS Corps reinforced right down to Darwin cutting the 15th IJA Dviision in half eventually eliminating it.

I am thinking some of the old witp code and 900 supply movement point restriction is slowing the pull from India as this is not moving anymore toward Mandalay event though I have set these spots to draw supply. IN the Tennent Creek instance Alice Springs is still within range of pulling supply. Right now my Army is way away from Imphal for example and so supply is not moving to Madalay like it was when the army was in the Irrawaddy Valley. Despite HQ's at Mandalay for example and a request for 30K+ supplies.

As far as main HQ's are concerned. IV Corps is at Rangoon and I do have the XXXIII Corps at Raheang, III Corps at Uttaradlt and some supply was moving from Rangoon before the rains began this turn. I do have one engineer unit right now at Raheang & Uttaradlt and none yet @ Pisanuloke. Four engineers are at Moulmein working very hard to expand the port there. I want to build up the bases on jungle hexes first to provide some cover from IJ bombing and then proceed to take my lumps at Pisanuloke.

Under the cover of 200 fighters DD.DE,AM's I am moving supplies ifrom "Chitty Bang Bang" into Moulmein & Rangoon. There is a picket line of IJN submarines I encouter almost every turn as more xAK's move toward Chitty Bang Bang from Colombo. I am thinking if I can get 100K or so supplies into Moulmein it will eventually push eastward. I also need to put 200K supplies at Rangoon simply to support IV Corps there and keep X2 Supplies.

Despite my supply problems the Psychological effect of a blitzkrieg through Burma has been devastating. Now the whole Northern half of Thailand and all of Laos belongs to Allies . Because the IJ were so convinced that such an offense wojld be impossible not enough forces were deployed at strategic locations that could defend Burma. Then It was "Katy Bar the door!" once the Allies breached the Irrawaddy Valley. Now the IJ has a broad front of undefendable clear terrain in the heart of Thailand. It is a matter of pushing supplies although to continue these operations. Hopefully I can get supplies through before the I AUS Corps arrive.

The IJN's main concern is B29's attacking Japan from Southern China. This is not my intention at all right now. The real crux of this offense has yet to dawn on the IJ. As mentioned in "Meaningful Kangaroo" a few pages back. Capture Indochina and fuel/oil cannot move to the home islands from the DEI through the South China sea. Take the eastern parts of the Solomons and advance to Davao and the other routes are cutoff. I think the IJ has less than 180 days of HI saved at this point because the economy crashed twice. Such a move would bring down the economy faster than bombing.

On an operational level the IJ has lost over 150 aircraft in 3 distict battles over one week. The LRCAP defense of Tavoy using the RAF, A sweep of Ayrthia using the USAAF, and a sweep of Bangkok defense of Tavoy in a combined effort. The IJAAF morale in this theater is displying some interesting behaviors with units brekaing off the attack leaving their friends behind. I also think that fatigue is shifting the battle results in my favor. So simply deploying superior aircraft with inferior crews in experince, A2A, fatgue, and morale ends up leading to slaughter. But the IJ keep producing more .. for now at least ..

More later NY59Giants ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/21/2012 4:24:51 PM   
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How many of the USN Naval Construction Rgt do you have in SE Asia?? I would have three or four and add in another 2 SeaBee units at the bases I mentioned. That would give you about 300 engineers per base and speed up base expansions (1 Nav Constr Rgt and 2 SB per base).




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How many of the USN Naval Construction Rgt do you have in SE Asia?? I would have three or four and add in another 2 SeaBee units at the bases I mentioned. That would give you about 300 engineers per base and speed up base expansions (1 Nav Constr Rgt and 2 SB per base).





I have 10 seabees in theater .. but for example 2 are working on Karachi building that port up for the influx of units soon to arrive ...2 are working on Toungoo building that base to level 9. 4 are working on the port at Moulmein .. the IJ were most unkind not building this port up for me I have some Brit constrcution units working on the port at Rangoon. But more units are moving into theater as we chat ..

The key will be building up Moulmein right now .. it needs to be always at double supply and moving as much supply as feasible to Rangoon as it 10,000 short of the X2 needed ..

Meanwhile the air war continues over the monsoon here ..

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