Normal service is resumed. More beatings for the Allies and precious little to reassure the leadership that things are going to end well...
MALAYA & SINGAPORE
British and Indian forces have abandoned Malaya and are gathered in Singapore. The presence of Japanese torpedo bombers in Indochina and Borneo means that evacuation from the island fortress will be difficult. Currently the defence of Singapore consists of a mix of Malay, Indian, British and Australian forces with a combined 590AV. They can't hold the fortress for long, but I'm not going to throw good money after bad (at least not here and now).
The RAF came off second best (again) during the aerial duels above Singapore. Despite that the loss rate wasn't too horrific at an acceptable 9:4 (or 2:1 if ops losses are counted). Most of my pilots are safe whereas it's probably a safe assumption that most of GBL's are dead.
IJN submarines are still active, how many torpedoes do they have?!?! Another three ships were sunk north of Batavia, the lack of escort ships meant that the second part of the 11th Indian Div convoy had to run the risk of moving unescorted. They're through the danger zone now and moving towards India.
USS Houston is still at sea between Manado and Jolo, she's spent the last few days dodging bombs whilst trying to make it to a safe port. However, her current position means GBL might view her as a threat to his transport TFs at Jolo given the recent aggressive moves by the USN. Unfortunately she's almost out of ammo for her main guns so she's very much a paper tiger right now.
Everywhere else in the DEI is pretty much wait and see, not enough forces to make any major moves.
USS Oglala was sunk SW of Pearl Harbor, looks like the IJN sub fleet is still loitering around here. Despite the masses of USN destroyers at sea it's taking an age to do anything to the Jap submarines. Luckily most of their shots are missing the fast moving destroyers, but my return fire is just as bad.
I've decided against a major reinforcement of Hawaii at this time, with this being GBL's first time as Japan I have a feeling that he'll shy away from trying to seize the islands (even in scen 2). The only way he'd be able to manage would be a direct landing at PH to knock out the AF there, and that's going to be too much for him IMO. So this means that the plan to build up the Line Islands is going to continue.
Another speed bump is planned at Fiji, although there isn't much that I can move here. Recently arrived US base forces are helping the Kiwis throw together as many fortifications as possible. The SW/SOPAC area has been (sort of) boosted by the arrival of USS Enterprise, along with Lexington the US carrier forces are intended to be used in hit and run attacks against Japanese forces in the Solomons and New Guinea.
INDIA AND BURMA
Not much happening here. Long term planning is the name of the game, so forts are being constructed along the primary, secondary and tertiary defence lines. The primary line runs along the Indian border and Bengal coastline where any Japanese attack will (hopefully) be stopped. Evacuated Allied forces from Singapore (and Hong Kong!) are en route to reinforce the primary defence line.
Bloody mess. Not sure where to even start here. Chinese forces are withdrawing into the interior, either through orders or (more frequently) after combat with Japanese forces. A few isolated forces have managed to make a stand in the Northern mountains but everywhere else has seen Chinese forces fall apart at the first sign of combat. Whether this is just GBL taking advantage of his current troop positions to create a new front line or a major offensive? I'm not sure yet, but I don't think that there's a lot that could be done to halt a big push right now.
The only bright spot has been the AVG who even managed to turn the tables on an ambush and shoot down an example of the IJAAF's newest fighter It's not much, but I'll take what I can get.
And here's China, the are under the flag is what I control at the moment. Mostly that's only because the Japs have not moved there yet.
4 Days until the Hurricanes arrive!