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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/28/2012 8:24:13 PM   
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******************************** 04 JUN 43 ****************************************

SUBMARINES:

The Dutch get into the action and pick off a small 3.6 Tonne xAK
Sub attack near Calayan at 82,69

Japanese Ships
xAK Kosei Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Yamahagi Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS KXVII


We strike Milne Bay just to make a point .. 250 bombers ... Jungle hex ... 48 dead ..

Morning Air attack on Maizuru 1st SNLF, at 101,133 (Milne Bay)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 15
Hudson III (LR) x 24
B-25C Mitchell x 45
B-25D1 Mitchell x 45
B-26 Marauder x 30

No Allied losses

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

Afternoon Air attack on 5th Naval Construction Battalion, at 101,133 (Milne Bay)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 18
B-17F Fortress x 18
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 9


No Allied losses

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


This same situation in the Marshalls on Atolls produced 200 - 300 a wack .. the lesson defend jungle not clear terrain with zero aircover ..

Jungle is keeping my boys alive in Thailand ..

Night Naval bombardment of Bangkok at 55,62

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Kinugasa
CL Yubari
CL Kiso

CA Kako firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CA Furutaka firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CA Kinugasa firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CL Yubari firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CL Kiso firing at 87th Mountain Regiment


As a note the 87th Mountain Regiment posseses teh hex next to Bangkok and blocks any supplies from Singers going to Bangkok ..

The IJ bomb Tavoy and Udon Thani .. and China ...

More later ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/28/2012 10:25:38 PM   
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*********************** 05 JUN 43 *************************

The IJ continue their air assault on Tavoy and China ..

The Allies prepare Nakhon Ratchasima for the impending attack ..
Morning Air attack on 4th RTA Division, at 58,61 (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 5

Allied aircraft
Beaufort I x 12
Liberator II x 27
Wellington Ic x 16
Wellington GR.VIII x 12
Wellington B.X x 16
B-24D Liberator x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
615 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
.............

Morning Air attack on 51st Field AA Battalion, at 58,61 (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 48
B-25D1 Mitchell x 16
P-40K Warhawk x 17


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
574 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 23 (2 destroyed, 21 disabled)



The IJ are frustrated at this point The lose 1100 LYB's, and IJ flak is non existant, but more frustrating to them is that unlike my P-40's that are devasting the IJ raids -- his Tony's damaged a single Wellington attacking unescorted bombers .. I know that had to take my opponent over the top. Then my P40's destoyed a Tony maybe 2? to cap things off.

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


A IJN shelling that does nothing ..

Naval bombardment of Bangkok at 55,62

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Kinugasa
CL Yubari
CL Kiso



CA Kako firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CA Furutaka firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CA Kinugasa firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CL Yubari firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CL Kiso firing at 87th Mountain Regiment


More later

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/28/2012 10:53:29 PM   
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Right now at Nakhon Ratchasima there are 8 units total about 27,000 men total after todays ground attack.

1. 41st Guard Bn 36 squads 1084 men
2. 3rd RTA/A element of the Division 70 sqauds 1900 Men
3. 7th RTA Dvision 216 squads Max 4800 Men
4. 138th Inf Reg 108 squads 3600 men [Note: Restricted unit able to buy from China]
5. 1st Rading Rgt 27 squds 918 Men
6. 4th RTA Division 216 squads 4800 Men
7. 51st Field AA Bn 200 men
8.? A unit about 7,000 strong -- probably an IJA Division

What this intellegence tells us is that over 1/2 the men in this postion are Thai milita. Facing this is the 9th AUS Div 14th Ind, 17th Ind 84th Ind Brg and 3 armored brdges -- 1600 AV. Our first attack next turn should show the strengths of these units. I cannot bombard . we must use this first supply impulse to do as much as we can.

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/29/2012 3:35:36 AM   
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**************************** 06 JUN 43 **************************************

The IJ bomb Moulmein, Tavoy, Pisanuloke Udon Than Changsha Chengchow with little to show but opertional losses ..

We commit to an attack ..


Ground combat at Nakhon Ratchasima (58,61)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 38218 troops, 432 guns, 923 vehicles, Assault Value = 1660

Defending force 14004 troops, 164 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 577

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 749

Japanese adjusted defense: 276

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
800 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 99 disabled
Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (3 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
1400 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 141 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Guns lost 32 (2 destroyed, 30 disabled)
Vehicles lost 18 (2 destroyed, 16 disabled)


Assaulting units:
84th Indian Brigade
17th Indian Division
251st Recce Battalion
254th Armoured Brigade
14th Indian Division
255th Armoured Brigade
9th Australian Division

Defending units:
1st Raiding Regiment
138th Infantry Regiment
7th RTA Division
4th RTA Division
41st Guard Battalion
3rd RTA/A Division
36th Field AA Battalion
51st Field AA Battalion


Bloody for the good guys but we reduce the forts and take out the 1st Rading Rgt. The question is whether to wait for 2 days for reinforcements or to continue to the attack?

We land at Milne Bay!


Ground combat at Milne Bay (101,133)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1500 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

Defending force 12970 troops, 104 guns, 146 vehicles, Assault Value = 433

Assaulting units:
Maizuru 1st SNLF
5th Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
1st Australian Division
55th British Brigade
Sparrow Battalion
Gull Battalion
15th RAAF Base Force


The 55th bdge etc are simply shells but the 1st Aussies are riding in to the rescue .. more later ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/29/2012 4:13:50 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Crackaces

There has been a rash of surprise KB attacks involving the Southwest Pacfic as of late. Each AAR documents some sort of tracking of the Allies and the KB coming out from nowhere to strike with exterme proficiency. I cannot let this happen. As we start thinking of cleansing NG / Solomon's of LYB scum we are using our new found bases in the Marshalls and Kuassie Island to extend search arcs deep into where the KB might be thinking of an ambush.

So far I have not floated any CV's into areas not covered by LBA .. it has been a good strategy ...

The map below shows the interlocking search arcs over the NG/Solomon's ..




Sub patrols are important for that, too. Even if they don't make contact with ships they might see a plane where you don't expect one. A nice touch that a historical role for them works well enough.

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/29/2012 2:49:55 PM   
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quote:

Sub patrols are important for that, too. Even if they don't make contact with ships they might see a plane where you don't expect one. A nice touch that a historical role for them works well enough.


Absoultely! In this situation the 'S' bpats out of Tabiteueua can reguarly patrol a band about 15 - 18 hexes out from where I think the KB could park for the night run and launch on the morning turn. In fact, I leave some boats in position that are detected just to put that thought in the IJ's mind. Then another band of "regular" submarines that patrol the 8 hex range. By running them side by side I do not miss much and bag an xAK or two

I sense the IJ are in trouble again with fuel. It is the penality in this game to run the KB helter skelter all over the place buring what seems to be an endless supply of fuel and then a few takers get hit. Soon the piper must be paid. Either industry suffers or the IJN suffers. One huge problem the IJ are havin gis estimating the fuel spent by local ships laying mines and sweeping mines. Thus suddenly fuel is dissapearing .... Anyway It seems the KB is remaining quiet .. for now ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/29/2012 10:45:26 PM   
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****************** 07 JUN 43 *******************************

The clock is ticking on the IJ's mass empire ...

Morning Air attack on 138th Infantry Regiment, at 58,61 (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 11
B-25C Mitchell x 32
B-25D1 Mitchell x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
358 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
..............
Morning Air attack on 41st Guard Battalion, at 58,61 (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 16
B-25D1 Mitchell x 16
P-40K Warhawk x 14

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
223 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
............
Morning Air attack on 7th RTA Division, at 58,61 (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 27
Wellington Ic x 16
Wellington GR.VIII x 12
B-24D Liberator x 24


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
403 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Another 1,000 LYB are no longer a part of this battle ..

The IJ bomb Tavoy, Udon Thani, Chengchow ..

and shell the 87th Mountain Regiment

Naval bombardment of Bangkok at 55,62

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Kinugasa
CL Yubari
CL Kiso



CA Kako firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CA Furutaka firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CA Kinugasa firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CL Yubari firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CL Kiso firing at 87th Mountain Regiment


In NG .. our attack goes well despite 1:2 odds ..


Ground combat at Milne Bay (101,133)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1503 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 64

Defending force 13002 troops, 104 guns, 146 vehicles, Assault Value = 434


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


Assaulting units:
Maizuru 1st SNLF
5th Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
1st Australian Division
55th British Brigade
Gull Battalion
Sparrow Battalion
15th RAAF Base Force


---------------------------------------------


Ground combat at Milne Bay (101,133)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10028 troops, 104 guns, 146 vehicles, Assault Value = 433

Defending force 2386 troops, 25 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 64

Allied adjusted assault: 86

Japanese adjusted defense: 115

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 4)

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

Japanese ground losses:
517 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 51 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled


Allied ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
1st Australian Division
55th British Brigade
Sparrow Battalion
Gull Battalion
15th RAAF Base Force

Defending units:
Maizuru 1st SNLF
5th Naval Construction Battalion


However .. we also have a litle beach accident: APA Harris runs aground while attempting to unload at Milne Bay
Flooding 15 .. engines 12 .. this is a trip to Sydney ..

Our mission here is to grab the port evacuate the surviors that have been in NG since January '42 .. and establish a patrol base .. I suspect soon teh IJN will be coming ..

SUBMARINES:

The Tunny finds a very small TK and sinks her ..

Sub attack near Babeldaob at 92,94

Japanese Ships
TK Nissan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Juko Maru
TK Hishi Maru #2
DD Matsukaze
SC CHa-54

Allied Ships
SS Tunny

SS Tunny launches 4 torpedoes at TK Nissan Maru


The Drum is knocked around a bit ..

ASW attack near Laoag at 79,71

Japanese Ships
E Kari
E Hato
E Akikaze
AV Kimikawa Maru
AK Aratama Maru
TK Rikko Maru
TK Omurosan Maru
TK Akebono Maru
E W-5
E W-4
E W-3
E W-1

Allied Ships
SS Drum, hits 1

SS Drum is sighted by escort


More later ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/30/2012 12:19:25 AM   
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*************************** 08 JUN 43 ************************************

The IJ try and attack Pisanuloke at night ..

Night Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 6
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 7 damaged

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

Night Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 5 damaged

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

Night Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 damaged

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

Night Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 5

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

Runway hits 1


The KB have shown thier ugly selves around Victoria Point ..

The BB's come calling ..

Night Naval bombardment of Tavoy at 54,60

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Fuso
CA Kumano
CA Mikuma
CA Nachi
CL Kuma
CL Yura
CL Naka
CL Sendai


Allied ground losses:
77 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 19 (7 destroyed, 12 disabled)


Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 34
Port hits 7
Port fuel hits 1


As morning comes .. our air begins to attrite Nakhon Ratchasima...

Morning Air attack on 138th Infantry Regiment, at 58,61 (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 7
B-25C Mitchell x 48
B-25D1 Mitchell x 31


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
138 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
.............
Morning Air attack on 7th RTA Division, at 58,61 (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 27
Wellington Ic x 16
Wellington GR.VIII x 12
B-24D Liberator x 24
B-24D1 Liberator x 11

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 1 damaged
Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed by flak
Wellington GR.VIII: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
144 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Less than 300 this raid where we had been killing 800 - 1000 LYB's ..

In NG .. we capture Milne Bay ..


Ground combat at Milne Bay (101,133)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1103 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

Defending force 13021 troops, 104 guns, 146 vehicles, Assault Value = 433

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



Assaulting units:
Maizuru 1st SNLF
5th Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
1st Australian Division
55th British Brigade
Gull Battalion
Sparrow Battalion
15th RAAF Base Force


---------------------------------------------


Ground combat at Milne Bay (101,133)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10033 troops, 104 guns, 146 vehicles, Assault Value = 433

Defending force 1897 troops, 25 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 14

Allied adjusted assault: 159

Japanese adjusted defense: 13

Allied assault odds: 12 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Milne Bay !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
953 casualties reported
Squads: 44 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 24 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 14 (14 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Australian Division
55th British Brigade
Sparrow Battalion
Gull Battalion
15th RAAF Base Force

Defending units:
Maizuru 1st SNLF
5th Naval Construction Battalion


Now the mission to extract the surviors and establish a base ..

The Snapper gets into a scuffle ..

ASW attack near Laoag at 79,69

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

Allied Ships
SS Snapper, hits 2

SS Snapper launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 33


Sounds of sinking ship and screaming men going to the bottom ..

More later ..

< Message edited by Crackaces -- 6/30/2012 4:01:00 PM >


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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/30/2012 4:10:11 PM   
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*************************** 09 JUN 43 *******************************

The IJ bomb China and Thailand at night ..

One bombing is kind of curious ..

Night Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak


Why sacrifice Betty's?

Another futile effort ..

Naval bombardment of Bangkok at 55,62

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Kinugasa
CL Yubari
CL Kiso

CA Kako firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CA Furutaka firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CA Kinugasa firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CL Yubari firing at 87th Mountain Regiment
CL Kiso firing at 87th Mountain Regiment


We attack Nakhon Ratchasima on the ground and push the IJ back ..


Ground combat at Nakhon Ratchasima (58,61)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 46717 troops, 598 guns, 1009 vehicles, Assault Value = 1877

Defending force 11690 troops, 161 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 393

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 844

Japanese adjusted defense: 20

Allied assault odds: 42 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Nakhon Ratchasima !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-), morale(-)
experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2214 casualties reported
Squads: 196 destroyed, 142 disabled
Non Combat: 186 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 71 (61 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Units retreated 7


Allied ground losses:
1199 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 134 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
14th Indian Division
26th Indian Division
84th Indian Brigade
251st Recce Battalion
17th Indian Division
254th Armoured Brigade
255th Armoured Brigade
9th Australian Division

Defending units:
7th RTA Division
41st Guard Battalion
4th RTA Division
138th Infantry Regiment
3rd RTA/A Division
36th Field AA Battalion
51st Field AA Battalion


"Now what??" Low on supply during the monsoon it is very difficult to continue the offense. But a really important target has been left open. Arythia -- the gateway to Bangkok .. only one division fort level 4 is holding this prize. Shall we cross the river now with 1/2 supplies to shock this target? Maybe more bombing first to prepare for the crossing at the cost of the IJ reinforcing?



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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/30/2012 4:57:28 PM   
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****************************** 10 JUN 43 ****************************

The IJ bomb at night in Thailand and China ..

SUBMARINES:

The IJ is stacking wolfpacks in the Marshall's ..

ASW attack near Ailinglaplap at 134,116

Japanese Ships
SS RO-60, hits 4

Allied Ships
xAK Canadian
PG Lawrence
PG Warrego

SS RO-60 is sighted by escort
..........

ASW attack near Ailinglaplap at 134,116

Japanese Ships
SS RO-66, hits 3

Allied Ships
PC Taney
xAK Canadian
PG Lawrence
PG Warrego

SS RO-66 is sighted by escort


The Finback reacts into shallow waters to intercept a Tanker convoy ... the results are disasterious ..

ASW attack near Balabac at 70,83

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 7
SC Ch 6
SC Ch 1
AV Sanyo Maru
TK Jinei Maru
TK Tonan Maru #3
TK Nisshin Maru #2
TK Nisshin Maru
xAK Kozui Maru
xAK Nozima Maru
xAK Yokohama Maru
E W-26
E Hayabusa
E Hiyodori
SC Ch 43

Allied Ships
SS Finback, hits 13

SS Finback is sighted by escort
Finback bottoming out ....


I suspect she is hurt ..

Ok more later ..

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I believe it is worth posting another map of Southeast Asia. With the fall of Nakhon Ratchasima the IJA are consolidating around Bangkok. I think the IJ have made a grievous error or are leading me into a deadly trap. They have abadoned Ayutthia !!! We have 1000 AV to include 4 armored units to cross the Chao Phraya River. It will be a race for sure!

We have our bombers to hit a night Port Blair .. maybe we can reduce the Betty's nestled here waiting to smack our supply convoys. Landing here takes a lot more than what we have in theater right now. 25K IJA in fort level 4 at least .. and the KB is lurking nearby .. night bombing is our only hope ..

I highlighted where I thought the best defense for the IJ might be right now. Something across Siem Reap and fortified positions within the jungle. I suggested this to the IJ player as I do not beleive Bangkok now will hold if I get Ayutthia. The rest of the I AUS Corps will be completly into theater in July sometime. Now the problem is .. supply ..

Note all those bases with red ! Supply is not even moving between Pegu and Rangoon!!! I am hoping this is a problem that Pegu was not a developed port and the port sharing algorithum superceeded the move supplies along the rail algorithum which is supposed to be 2,000 per phase .. Meanwhile we move supplies into Rangoon and stock all we can to support "Meaningful Kangaroo" scheduled to start in October.




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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/30/2012 10:05:06 PM   
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********************************* 11 JUN 43 ***************************
The IJ bomb the usual places .. .

SUBMARINES:

Naval 81 rating of the ASW force leader but .. he can't find a sub we have had a fix on for three days ..
ASW attack near Diamond Harbour at 51,38

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
DD Napier
DD Nizam
DD Nestor

SS I-155 is sighted by escort


The Tunny decides to just get a depth charge show .. without fireing a single shot ..

Sub attack near Babeldaob at 92,94

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-46
DD Akigumo

Allied Ships
SS Tunny

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


And the Grunion duds ..
Sub attack near Kofiau at 78,107

Japanese Ships
xAK Senyo Maru
PB Wa 19
xAKL Taiyo Maru
PB Showa Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS Grunion
SS Grunion launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Senyo Maru


So .. any victory of any sorts this day would be nice .. we get some relief from our Betty's at Port Blair ..clear skies and 200 bombers on a 71% moonlit night ..105 bombers find the target ...

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 16
Wellington Ic x 5
B-24D Liberator x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M3 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8
............

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 19
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed on ground
A6M3 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 12
.............

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M3 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 6
............

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 4

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Runway hits 7
...........
Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 2
..............

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5

No Japanese losses

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

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2
...........

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3
.......

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5
...........

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M3 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 4

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

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

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M3a Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2
..........

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M3 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 4


52 Runway Hits; 10 Betty's destroyed on the ground; 13 fighters ... a couple of Ki-46-II Dinah's ..

We also hit Eniwetok:


Morning Air attack on 63rd Naval Guard Unit, at 127,108 (Eniwetok)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 36

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
417 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


and

Horn Islands ..

Morning Air attack on 2nd Sasebo SNLF Coy , at 91,128 (Horn Island)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 25

No Allied losses

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


More later as this unfolds ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 7/1/2012 2:36:44 PM   
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*********************** 12 JUN 43 *****************************

My opponent often depends on a perfect similation of history according to their view of the world and not the game mechanics. In this case, the IJ depended on no movement or limited movement during the monsoons on a road crossing the Chao Phraya River, which is also a railroad path. The IJ leave it emoty and British AFV's cross in one turn securing the most criitical spot in the Battle for Bangkok.

Ayuthia is occupied by the Allies

The IJ bomb Nakhon Ratchasima and China.

We return to Port Blair

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 8
Wellington Ic x 5
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 4
............

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 33
B-25D1 Mitchell x 14

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4
........

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 7

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses
....

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6

No Allied losses

Runway hits 2
............

Night Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 4
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 1


Thunderstorms and scattering of the raid limited results. I suspect the runway is 30% damaged. Intel indicates that the remaining Betty's have redeployed

A piece of critical intelligence I think ..

Heavy Volume of Radio transmissions detected at 55,84.

This could be a large convoy out of singers .. or the KB. We got a contact of the KB heading south 2 turns ago around victoria point. This position would coorispond with the KB movement.

More later ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 7/1/2012 4:51:48 PM   
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*************************************** 13 JUN 43 *****************************************

IJ bomb China and Nakhon Ratchasima ....

The Allies bomb Horn Island ..

Morning Air attack on 2nd Sasebo SNLF Coy , at 91,128 (Horn Island)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 15
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
291 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
..............

Morning Air attack on 2nd Sasebo SNLF Coy , at 91,128 (Horn Island)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9


No Allied losses

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

Morning Air attack on 2nd Sasebo SNLF Coy , at 91,128 (Horn Island)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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


Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 25

No Allied losses

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


Without really thinking a Recon'ed Bangkok to get an assessment of forces .. this causes a medium bomber group set to attack bombardment forces to strike Bangkok!!

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 4

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 16

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
PB Hokutai Maru
xAK Osaka Maru
xAK Ginyo Maru, Bomb hits 1


So one small xAK gets smacked ..probably empty no fires .. and a second attack showed medium smoke from the Superstructure [sys - 30 - 50?]

Now on to the borked ground model ...The IJ keep moving the 6th RTA toward Ayuthia ... the auto shock occurs .. then the 6th Retreats across my units to Bangkok!!!


Ground combat at Ayuthia (56,61)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 4818 troops, 34 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 251

Defending force 21323 troops, 273 guns, 518 vehicles, Assault Value = 891

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 599

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 3)

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), op mode(-), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), supply(-)

Japanese ground losses:
2430 casualties reported
Squads: 184 destroyed, 76 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
6th RTA Division

Defending units:
25th Indian Division
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
3rd Cavalry Regiment
75th Indian Brigade
100th Indian Brigade
99th Indian Brigade
Provisional GMC Grp


My units were resting never thinking the IJ would comitt suicide and cross the river .. as it is 1,000 survivors stream through my lines 96 miles in one day during the monsoons to the safety of Bangkok ..

SUBMARINES:

We wound a LSD moving toward Yap ..

Sub attack near Yap at 96,96

Japanese Ships
LSD Shinshu Maru, Torpedo hits 1
AMC Akagi Maru
xAK Asama Maru #2
xAK Yamahagi Maru
E W-25

Allied Ships
SS O23

SS O23 launches 2 torpedoes at LSD Shinshu Maru

Ok more later ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 7/1/2012 5:21:33 PM   
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Our brains are wired to try and make sense out of our world. The only thing I can say from the last battle is that 1,000 Thais were able to sneak though our lines in the middle of the night while we were sleeping [units were on rest] and move 96 miles in one night in the middle of the monsoon

The map below shows the situation. The 6th RTA in Rose color tries to cross Chao Phraya River shock attacks and then by passes our forces to the safety of Bangkok ...

Ok that vented ..

The capture of Ayutthia changes things in many dimensions. One of which is that the Allies can strat move units down the rail that extends from Chiang Mai to Ayutthia. When the Monsoon ends troops will be streaming into Thailand down this route.

We have about 28,000 or 884 AV right now at Ayutthia Facing us thus far in theater is 20,000 Thai's and 67 AVF's to the East. About 50,000 IJA in 12 units are in Bangkok. Supply is not moving at expected in the Monsoon season. But that does not prevent us from us jockeying for position and isolating Bangkok.

One other feature is new on this mao. The NCAC have advanced into North Vietnam at two points. I believe this pins units from supporting the future IJA line around Siem Reap. At the very least the defnesive line will have to include Hanoi along with Siem Reap.

Once we have Bangkok isolated we can move XXXIII Corps forces toward Ubon establishing the jump off points for "Menaingful Kangaroo" to begin in October 1943.




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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 7/1/2012 10:25:42 PM   
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************************ 14 JUN 43 *********************************************

The IJ's night attack is interesting ..

Night Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 10 damaged
........

Night Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 6 damaged
........

Night Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 damaged



No damage to the base and most of the aircraft left with holes in the airframes ..

Nakhon Ratchasima goes a little bit better ..

Night Air attack on Nakhon Ratchasima , at 58,61

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 14
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 19

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 1


Now as the morning breaks ... I quote the IJ commander . "The annihilation of Bangkok begins.."

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 4

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 27
Wellington Ic x 15
Wellington B.X x 12
B-24D Liberator x 23
B-24D1 Liberator x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 33

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington Ic: 4 damaged
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged


Damaged Wellington Ic from No.215 Sqn RAF is missing
Damaged Wellington Ic from No.215 Sqn RAF is missing, pilot reported killed


Port hits 22
Port fuel hits 9
Port supply hits 6

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12
B-25D1 Mitchell x 30
P-40K Warhawk x 15

No Allied losses

Port hits 7


P-40K Warhawk from 23rd FG/74th FS is damaged on landing
Wellington B.X from No.99 Sqn RAF crashes on landing
B-24D Liberator from 7th BG/492nd BS is damaged on landing
B-25D1 Mitchell from 341st BG/22nd BS is damaged on landing
Hurricane IIc Trop from No.136 Sqn RAF is damaged on landing


Then we trade a P40 for an xAK ..

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bangkok at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 12
P-40K Warhawk x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAK Osaka Maru
xAK Keisho Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire


This group has Low Nav and Nav Bomb of 70 average ..

A recon shock attack ...


Ground combat at Lang Son (70,56)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 2470 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 370

Defending force 3554 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 121

Allied adjusted assault: 30

Japanese adjusted defense: 275

Allied assault odds: 1 to 9 (fort level 4)

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

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

Allied ground losses:
309 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd New Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Division

Defending units:
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment


Its going to take a few more troops to dislodge these guys ..

Bombing in China ..

More later ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 7/2/2012 5:18:47 PM   
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****************************** 15 JUN 43 **************************

Fairly quiet turn ..

The IJ bomb Pisanuloke

Night Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 22
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 14



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 10 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 9 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5


A bombardment near Bangkok was completly ineffective ..

We bomb Eniwetok:

Morning Air attack on 63rd Naval Guard Unit, at 127,108 (Eniwetok)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 48


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
369 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


An dconfirm that Horn Island has been depopulated ..

Morning Air attack on 2nd Sasebo SNLF Coy , at 91,128 (Horn Island)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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


Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 24
B-25C Mitchell x 60
B-25D1 Mitchell x 45
B-26 Marauder x 15


No Allied losses

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


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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 7/2/2012 5:42:35 PM   
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****************** 16 JUN 43 ***********************

Thailand:

100% Moonlight the IJ get coordinated attacks on Ayrtthia, Pisanuloke, Nakhon Ratchasima They also bomb China during the daylight ..

We hit Bangkok at Dawn:

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 26
Wellington Ic x 12
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 15
B-25C Mitchell x 36

No Allied losses

Port hits 22
Port fuel hits 10
Port supply hits 1
...........

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12

No Allied losses

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

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12


No Allied losses

Port hits 1


CENPAC:

We attack Eniwetok again with a small force from Kuassie Island:

Morning Air attack on 33rd JNAF AF Unit , at 127,108 (Eniwetok)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 11
B-24D1 Liberator x 48


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
389 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Port Moresby:

We miss resetting a B-25 squadron and they choose to attack PM at 1000 feet ..

Afternoon Air attack on Kure 2nd SNLF , at 98,130 (Port Moresby)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Mitchell II x 9

Allied aircraft losses
Mitchell II: 1 damaged


SUBMARINES:

The IJ are up to their same ol' MO .. as soon as I land start cutting off LOC using submarines.

Sub attack near Milne Bay at 101,134

Japanese Ships
SS I-8, hits 1

Allied Ships
CM Prins van Oranje, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
CM Gouden Leeuw
DD Vampire

SS I-8 launches 4 torpedoes at CM Prins van Oranje


The Prins van Oranje with all crew find the bottom of the ocean ..

We find another submarine here ...

Sub attack near Milne Bay at 101,134

Japanese Ships
SS I-173

Allied Ships
DD Vampire
CM Gouden Leeuw

SS I-173 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Vampire


The good news .. if the IJ think of nestling into Milne Bay and disrupt my rescue of forces there .. they have another thing coming .. as 100 mines were dropped in the harbor.

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 7/2/2012 5:59:11 PM   
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So here is the situaiton as of 16 JUN 1943.

Thailand:

The IJA have 60,000 [3000 AV~] well supplied troops behind at least fortress level 5 in Bangkok. We have I AUS Corps marching into theater to arrive in a couple of months. In the meantime we have 800 AV parked next to Bangkok to the immediate West blocking supplies from Singer's. 1400 AV sits at Ayutthia. 1789 AV sits at Nakhon Ratchasima. No supplies from Moulmein are moving .. yet .. 125 aircraft are supplying Ayutthia and 125 aircraft are supplying Nakhon Ratchasima. Not nearly enough to survive let alone conduct offensive operations. But as a force in being we are a huge distraction to the IJ

NG:

We are readying the next amphib attacks to target PM. 2 Full divisions and 3 armored brdgs. The main purpose here is to capture the airbase and project air power into the battle space. The real offense will not kick in until Ponape is taken by CENPAC forces.

CENPAC:

Eniwetok is the last vestage of resistance in the Marshalls. Forces are mashalling now to clean out the Atoll of LYB scum and then secure the Marshalls for good. Then .... Ponape. Once Ponape is taken I can project P-38's over Truk and reduce this base ...

I feel we are in very good shape for JUN 43. Although we are behind the curve in the Pacific, it follows a more cautious advance by LBA pace than the historical pace with the KB destroyed. Right now the KB is fully intact and a real threat until we put a crimp in oil/fuel production. One thing I think we can do ahead of history and that is to cut off supplies from the DEI in January '44 depending on how operations in Southeast Asia proceed.


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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 7/2/2012 8:47:16 PM   
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The StratMap below diagrams where we are at and the immediate objectives. The IJ's empire is getting some pressure. The Allies advance along a much more careful land based air axis where as in real life with the IJN depleted pilots and sunk CV's allowed a much more aggressive route to be undertaken in '43 .. But we still advance-- albeit very carefully a la Mead with no Lincoln is hounding Nimitz about ending this war quickly

The plan remains to establish airpower between Cam Rahn Bay and Palawin effectively cutting off the DEI by January 1944. This will bring Japan to her knees and begin the process for the Downfall Operations. during 1944 - 1946.


The Immediate objectives are:


14th Army continue its seige on Bangkok supported by the 10th USAAF until October 1943. Then a direct attack. They are to reach Cam Rahn Bay no later than January 1944 using I AUS Corps, III Corps, & XXXIII Corps. IV Corps is to pressure Maylay.

SWPAC has an invasion force loaded and is ready to strike at Port Moresby. Securing this base will allow extending Airpower into the battle space over New Ireland Islands. Gasmata is the next Objective to be taken in Aug 43 Using Aus II Corps.

SOPAC continues to act as the anvil prohibiting power projection from Port Tuguli/Lunga. As IJA forces withdraw they will occupy the Solomons and project power into the battlespace.

CENPAC is taking Eniwetok this week. Then their attention will be turned to Ponape. Once seized this base will allow power projection over Truk neutralizing this IJN port while projecting search arcs over New Ireland as well as 4E attacks. CENPAC is responsible to seize Palawin by January 1944. The OOB is 3 USA Dvisions along with 3 USMC divisions to lead this campaign. Eventually there will be 6 USA DIV and 3 Marine DIV to take Davao ...

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 7/2/2012 10:43:19 PM   
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********************** 17 JUN 43 **********************************

The IJAAF bomb Ayutthia .. and China .. otherwise quiet ..

One little piece of Intel:

2/12th Indpt Infantry Regiment is loaded on xAP Hie Maru moving to Saigon

The 12 Indepent Regiment starts in Northern China. The IJ have bought out this unit and on turn 403 moved the unit to Manilla. Now the IJ are moving it to Saigon. The times are getting desperiate as the IJ are draiining China to put up a defense in Southeast Asia. It might be the time to start putting up a serious offense in China.

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 7/3/2012 12:57:40 AM   
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****************************** 18 JUN 43 **************************************

I wish I understood the night bombing / intercept algorithum .. 98% Moonlight I put up fighters .. no intercept ..

ight Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 26

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 6 damaged

No Allied losses

The IJ also attack Ayuthia

Night Air attack on Ayuthia , at 56,61

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 4

No Japanese losses


I try and make the bombing in China interesting by putting up fighters .. no intercept

Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 24

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 23


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Manpower hits 11
Fires 3040


SUBMARINES:

We first encouter i-8 with ASW and no joy .. then SS I-173 gets our Wrath ..

Sub attack near Milne Bay at 101,134

Japanese Ships
SS I-8

Allied Ships
DD Chevalier
DD Meredith
DD Eaton

SS I-8 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Chevalier
..........
Submarine attack near Milne Bay at 101,134

Japanese Ships
SS I-173, hits 28, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Meredith
DD Eaton
DD DeHaven
SS I-173 is sighted by escort


The Pike duds ..

ASW attack near Nagoya at 110,62

Japanese Ships
DD Yayoi
TK Katsukawa Maru

Allied Ships
SS Pike

SS Pike launches 4 torpedoes at DD Yayoi


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************************************** 19 JUN 43 ***************************************

It's in all IJ turn .. we do some submarine action ..

SUBMARINES:

We scratch the paint and pop a couple of rivets with 3 critical hits including a control room fire ..

ASW attack near Milne Bay at 101,134

Japanese Ships
SS I-8, hits 3

Allied Ships
DD Bancroft
DD Frazier

SS I-8 is located by DD Bancroft


Then the night terrors return ..

Night Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 14

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 7 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk I: 1 destroyed on ground
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3


Clear sky RADAR .. we do not intercept They rain terror from the sky and we trade a Kitty and a Trop for a Betty ..

The IJ also bomb ...Nakhon Ratchasima, Ayuthia , Tavoy, & Chengchow ..

A little of my own medicine I occupy a clear hex next to Bangkok ..

Morning Air attack on 159th(Sep) Infantry Regiment, at 55,61 , near Bangkok

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 26
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 damaged


Allied ground losses:
129 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


In exchange we turn 4E's loose on Eniwetok:

Morning Air attack on 33rd JNAF AF Unit , at 127,108 (Eniwetok)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 48


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
345 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


The IJ have lost about 1700~ 2E platforms [120,700 HI points] and they seem to be keeping their pools pretty full. I have to think in Scenario #1 that at some point this decision will come back to haunt the IJ. The total platform loss is about 5,000 ....

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************************* 20 JUN 43 ****************************

The IJ Bomb Ayutthia, Tavoy, Chenchow ...

Then the IJAAF get a wild hare and try and intercept another convoy going into Rangoon ...

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,54

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 4

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 15
Kittyhawk I x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses


The talk at the O'club ..

PO Hicks O. of No.118 Sqn RCAF is credited with kill number 2
WO Sadler, E.L. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 5 WO Sadler, E.L. of No.67 Sqn RAF attains ace status!!


The results are a little different this time .. either the IJ will find a new way or they will risk 2E's against our supply LOC ..

SUBMARINES:

The IJN get chased off a small convoy ..

ASW attack near Majuro at 138,119

Japanese Ships
SS RO-33

Allied Ships
xAK Kalani
DD Farenholt

SS RO-33 is sighted by escort


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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 7/4/2012 5:39:11 PM   
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********************************* 21 JUN 43 ****************************

The IJ bomb Tavoy, and Ayutthia ..

We show a CV(E)...


Morning Air attack on 33rd JNAF AF Unit , at 127,108 (Eniwetok)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 27

No Allied losses

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


The Trigger gets chased off ..

ASW attack near Nagoya at 109,63

Japanese Ships
PB Kanko Maru
xAK Nansin Maru
PB Fuji Maru #3
PB Teimei Maru

Allied Ships
SS Trigger

SS Trigger is sighted by escort


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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 7/4/2012 9:36:49 PM   
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**************************** 22 JUN 43 **************************

The IJ Continue to bomb Ayutthia at night .. and Tavoy .. during the day they attack the Americans Sieging Bangkok ..

Morning Air attack on 87th Mountain Regiment, at 55,61 , near Bangkok

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 27
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 26

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 damaged


Allied ground losses:
96 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


We in turn sweep Phnom Penh .. to thin out the CAP

Morning Air attack on Phnom Penh , at 58,69

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 36

Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed


Some boys green behind the ears brag at the O'club ..

1LT Hubble G. of X Sqn is credited with kill number 2
1LT Daniels M. of X Sqn is credited with kill number 2


Damaged P-38H Lightning from X Sqn crashes
Damaged P-38H Lightning from X Sqn crashes

P-38H Lightning from X Sqn is written off
P-38H Lightning from X Sqn is written off
Damaged P-38H Lightning from X Sqn does not return

More elite pilots are coming .. this was a warning shot ..

Our boys force the RTA back ..

Ground combat at 57,61 (near Nakhon Ratchasima)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20549 troops, 367 guns, 256 vehicles, Assault Value = 753

Defending force 8899 troops, 118 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 268

Allied adjusted assault: 352

Japanese adjusted defense: 145

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), fatigue(-), morale(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
3198 casualties reported
Squads: 174 destroyed, 88 disabled
Non Combat: 92 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 14 (6 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Allied ground losses:
789 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 95 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
26th Indian Brigade
39th Indian Division
43rd Infantry Division
23rd British Brigade
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
4th RTA Division
7th RTA Division
6th RTA Division
3rd RTA/A Division


Some interesting Intel ..

53rd Division is located at 58,64.

I do not know how old this information might be .. I have recieved reports like this well after I have captured the base .. but it's enough to send a recon sortie ..

CENPAC:

We soften Eniwetok for tomorrows invasion ..

Morning Air attack on 33rd JNAF AF Unit , at 127,108 (Eniwetok)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 48


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
477 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 53 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)

.......
Morning Air attack on 63rd Naval Guard Unit, at 127,108 (Eniwetok)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes


Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 27

No Allied losses
Japanese ground losses:
54 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


The IJ know we are coming ..

ASW attack near Eniwetok at 127,109

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
BB Idaho
CA Chicago
CL Honolulu
CL Boise
DD Conway
APA Callaway
APA Sumter
APA Wharton
LST-18
DD Dent
DD Schley
DD Worden
DD Dewey

SS I-172 is sighted by escort
...............
ASW attack near Eniwetok at 128,109

Japanese Ships
SS I-29

Allied Ships
CL Achilles
CL Leander
DD Hammann
DD Porter
DD Preston
DD Perkins

SS I-29 is sighted by escort



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**************************************** 23 JUN 43 *******************************

I am more convinced that the ratio of escorts to escorties influences who gets the draw ..

ASW attack near Nagoya at 110,62

Japanese Ships
PB Hakozake Maru
xAK Tenzan Maru
PB Yahonui Maru

Allied Ships
SS Pike

SS Pike is sighted by escort


The IJ bomb Nakhon Ratchasima ..

The Allies depopulate Eniwetok

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 19
TBF-1 Avenger x 26


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
.........
Morning Air attack on 33rd JNAF AF Unit , at 127,108 (Eniwetok)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 11
B-24D1 Liberator x 43

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
154 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 48 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Followed up by an assult:

Pre-Invasion action off Eniwetok (127,108)

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Indiana
BB South Dakota
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
BB Idaho
BB Pennsylvania
BB Colorado
BB Maryland
CA Chicago
CL Honolulu
CL Boise
CL Concord
DD Schley
DD Taylor
DD Jenkins
LST-18
LST-16
DD Worden
DD Dent

Japanese ground losses:
121 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
.............
Invasion Support action off Eniwetok (127,108)

Allied Ships
LST-18
DD Worden
DD Dent
APA Callaway

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

........
Amphibious Assault at Eniwetok (127,108)

TF 388 troops unloading over beach at Eniwetok, 127,108

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)
.........

Ground combat at Eniwetok (127,108)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 2869 troops, 42 guns, 46 vehicles, Assault Value = 116

Defending force 513 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Allied adjusted assault: 24

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 24 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Eniwetok !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
579 casualties reported
Squads: 67 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 38 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 17 (17 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


So the Marshalls are completly cleaned out of LYB scum .. now Ponape ..

China is waking up again More later ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 7/5/2012 5:12:30 PM   
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********************************** 24 JUN 43 *************************************

The IJ bomb Ayuttia at night and during the day ..

Morning Air attack on 75th Indian Brigade, at 56,61 (Ayuthia)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 58

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

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


2E's from 20,000 feet is not going to get a lot of damage ..I suspect these Lilly's have moved from China .. as Southeast Asia is developing into a real threat for the IJ. They have also moved central reserve forces from the Home Islands. The problem is that the IJ instead of defendning a 10 hex front of rough jungle terrain with a poor road network near the India/Burma border they are defending a 10 hex front in Cambodia .. some of these hexes are clear terrain and the LOC for strat moves is well established. Thus it takes 3 times the force to defend adequitely as the Allies can shift forces along the front rapidly.

There is one obsticle to complete domination in this region .. Bangkok ..

We hit the port of Bangkok to reduce supply ..

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 27
B-24D1 Liberator x 24
B-25C Mitchell x 3
P-40K Warhawk x 50
.........

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 10
B-25C Mitchell x 12
B-25D1 Mitchell x 30

No Allied losses

Port hits 8
Port supply hits 1


No Allied losses

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

Port hits 21
Port supply hits 1


I estimate 10% damage to the port ..

SUBMARINES:

The Puffer is chased off a nice taker convoy ..

ASW attack near Torishima at 106,68

Japanese Ships
TK Tennan Maru
TK Nichiei Maru
TK Matsumoto Maru
TK Kyoko Maru
TK Kozui Maru
TK Kanze Maru
TK Akatuki Maru
PB Shosei Maru
PB Kiso Maru
SC CHa-34

Allied Ships
SS Puffer

SS Puffer is sighted by escort


CHINA:

As I stated for last turn .. I thought I would pick up the pace in China a bit ..


Ground combat at Wenchow (89,58)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31821 troops, 107 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1395

Defending force 12612 troops, 141 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 455

Allied adjusted assault: 444

Japanese adjusted defense: 1417

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
543 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 41 (1 destroyed, 40 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
798 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 88 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Assaulting units:
70th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
25th Group Army

Defending units:
17th Division
4th Mortar Battalion


I could throw away these Corps a la Soviet Doctrine and reduce the 17th Division. I have to think about it. One strategy here would be to rotate out forces until the IJ have to react. On teh bigger scale this sends the message that pulling out forces from China to reinforce Southeast Asia has some drawbacks ...

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 7/5/2012 9:06:55 PM   
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SITREP Southeast Asia:

It might be worth posting a new map now that Ubon will fall this turn and so many changes have occured.

First, Intel Confirms that the IJA are abadoning Bangkok and are railing units out. The Troop count has reduced from 60,000 to 20,000 in 3 days. The situaiton is dynamic as the Allies are outflanking the RTA forces sent out to die for the Emperor. Once the Allies hook Bangkok the city will be cut off from supplies and LOC. I suspect the IJA are busy forming a line around Phnom Penh.

We have moved an armored unit to Ubon and wil take the city this turn. This opens up a LOC from Aryutthia all the way to Ubon. To reinforce the theater I will stratmov elements of the III Corps to Ubon. Facing them on the other side of the river is about a rgt. Meanwhile we continue to organized the 14th Army setting up for October '43 and the change of seasons from monsoon. By this time I AUS Corps will be ready to jump off "Meaningfull Kangaroo" and take Phnom Penh. IV Corps will continue to hold Maylay and XXXIII Corps will form a central core in Thailand.

The map below with Intel Mapped:




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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 7/5/2012 11:03:12 PM   
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************************** 25 JUN 43 *****************************

I sure wish the game reported why certain flights did not fly .. leadership, air, agressveness > 65 ... no sweep this turn ..

Two interesting submarine encouters ..

Sub vs Sub: SS Tinosa attacking SST Yu-2 at 111,96 - near Saipan

Japanese Ships
SST Yu-2

Allied Ships
SS Tinosa

SS Tinosa launches 4 torpedoes at 4,000 yards
...............
Sub attack near Laoag at 79,70

Japanese Ships
xAK Yokohama Maru
E Namikaze
E Tachikaze
AO Shiretoko
AO Erimo
TK Jinei Maru
xAK Kozui Maru
xAK Nozima Maru
xAK Naruto Maru
xAK Okiyu Maru
DD Yuzuki
DD Mochizuki
DD Ushio

Allied Ships
SS Scorpion



SS Scorpion launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Yokohama Maru
Scorpion diving deep ....
DD Yuzuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Mochizuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ushio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Mochizuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ushio is out of ASW ammo
DD Ushio is out of ASW ammo
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ushio is out of ASW ammo
DD Ushio is out of ASW ammo
DD Ushio is out of ASW ammo
DD Ushio is out of ASW ammo
DD Ushio is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


My torps bounce off the SST .. and the IJ run out of ammo ..!!!

The IJ decide that ground bombing is the bee's knees ..

Morning Air attack on 251st Recce Battalion, at 62,63 (Ubon)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 31

No Japanese losses
................

Morning Air attack on 251st Recce Battalion, at 62,63 (Ubon)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 24

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)


More later ....

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