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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 1/26/2013 10:06:48 AM   
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7-8 March 43

Burma
Shwebo fall in to Allied hands. But enemy is not moving toward Mandalay.
Night bombing damage some planes on ground in Rangoon and Mandalay but in return flak shot down two B-25

Marshals
Supplies unloaded now time for Gilbert

Salomon's
On 7th Japanise destroyers damage badly enemy sub in MB hex

ASW attack near Milne Bay at 101,133

Japanese Ships
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
SS S-27, hits 13



But real action happen on 8th.
Plan was to bombard MB at night and finish witfh sweeps and bombers atf day. But we all know all plans are worth when enemy have his own.

Bombardment TF was to slow and he arrive to MB at day ligt and instantly was engaged by enemy SAGs.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Milne Bay at 101,133, Range 7,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato, Shell hits 2
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 8, on fire
CA Mogami
DD Ayanami, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Yayoi
DD Minazuki
DD Mochizuki
DD Susuki, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CL Concord, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
DD Maury, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage "i think sunk later - 2x 40cm hits)
DD Cassin, Shell hits 18, heavy fires, heavy damage "i think sunk later 2x 40cm hits and couple 20cm hits"
DD Hull, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
DD Allen, Shell hits 2


second TF

Day Time Surface Combat, near Milne Bay at 101,133, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
CA Mogami
DD Ayanami, heavy fires
DD Yayoi
DD Minazuki
DD Mochizuki
DD Susuki

Allied Ships
PG Warrego, Shell hits 2, on fire
PG Indus, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
PG Hindustan, Shell hits 8, and is sunk


Because of high fires Matsu escorted by three DD move north leaving Nagato and Mogami in MB hex.
Moments later Nagato TF was engaged by enemy destroyers

Day Time Surface Combat, near Milne Bay at 101,133, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato, Shell hits 8
CA Mogami, Shell hits 3
DD Yayoi
DD Minazuki, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD O'Bannon, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
DD Waller, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Blue, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Patterson


There was also sub attack on Japanese destroyers.
Murasame will survive, I hope. No fires, damages are high but not critical and he is few days from Rabaul so 75% chance that he will be ok

Sub attack near Normanby Island at 103,133

Japanese Ships
DD Murasame, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
SS KXVI


Later as planed Japanese fighters sweep MB. Because there was no night bombardment, CAP was strong.
Army bombers take also heavy loses.

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 101 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 63

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 22
P-40K Warhawk x 24
F4F-4 Wildcat x 35

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 14 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 2 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed


and second sweep

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 147 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 30

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 9
P-40K Warhawk x 18
F4F-4 Wildcat x 26

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed


and bombers

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 15
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 28

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 2
P-40K Warhawk x 14
F4F-4 Wildcat x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

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


and

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 17

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 1
P-40K Warhawk x 11
F4F-4 Wildcat x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 8 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1


and last wave

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 20

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 1
P-40K Warhawk x 7
F4F-4 Wildcat x 5

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

No Allied losses

Runway hits 3


There was also P-38 sweep over Rabaul.
I am happy with result. 12 P-38 shot down for lose of 20 A6M5

Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 44

Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38F Lightning: 3 destroyed


Summary

In air
Japan lose 60 planes (40 fighters and 20 bombers) 35 pilots KIA
Allies lost 35 planes

On sea
Japan no loses - BB minor damage,2 DD damaged,
Allies - CL sunk, 5 DD sunk, 2 PG sunk

As You can see Matsu is in trouble because he is still in MB hex and ammo is low but i dont see more SAG close to it so if he survive night he wiil be ok







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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 1/27/2013 6:49:58 PM   
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At night both sides decide to bomb airfields. In Burma Allies bomb Mandalay, and Japan Shwebo. In Salomon's Japanese bombers bomb MB and Allied bombers attack Rabaul and Shortlands. No damage on ground but Japanese flak shot down two B-25 Mitchell and one B-24D1 Liberator.

On morning allied bombers attack cargo ships unloading AAA guns in Moulmein. Few ships damaged but but nothing to worry. Tomorrow they will have LCAP and SAG support.
I need to unload those guns asap. I really need those eighteen 10cm T14 AA guns in Rangoon, Magwe and Mandalay

In Salomon's battleships manage safely to retreat to Rabaul. Tomorrow damaged ships will sail toward Truk and rest will refuel, rearm and i will return to combat.

In Marshals undetected KB covering resupply operations. 2 maybe 3 days and KB will return to Truk.

CV Taiho TF is one day from Truk, I am sending extra 6 DDs to merge with Taiho as last few miles is most dangerous part of trip.

In China another battle. I think i brake resistance. Chinese troops take serious loses with almost no loses on Japanese side. What is worry me, Docup re-base some B-25 to China and is bombing my troops and i cant give them fighter support.

An finally action of day. From tree days i was observing enemy convoy sailing from Derby.
6-8 xAK. They not sail as usual to south Oz but they chose path direct to India closing every day toward Java. I have debase all available bombers to Soerobaja and today bomber strike.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Exmouth at 48,119

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 19
G3M3 Nell x 26
G4M1 Betty x 32

No Japanese losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Montgomery City, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
xAK Oregonian, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Texan, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK F.J.Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Paul Luckenbach, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Montanan, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Indianan, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Floridian, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk


Air strike in Burma

Morning Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 55,55

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson IIIa x 9

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Yosyu Maru, Shell hits 2
xAK Taian Maru
xAK Holland Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire

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


and battle in china

Ground combat at 89,31 (near Paotow)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 17083 troops, 140 guns, 206 vehicles, Assault Value = 500

Defending force 19746 troops, 159 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 506

Japanese adjusted assault: 352

Allied adjusted defense: 268

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
84 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 54 (4 destroyed, 50 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1395 casualties reported
Squads: 77 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Assaulting units:
3rd Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
6th Division
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Army

Defending units:
22nd Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
17th Chinese Corps


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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 1/28/2013 5:31:43 AM   
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In 4 days i need to withdrawal two navy bomber units.

One is removed permanently second will return in few months.
What button i need to use to withdrawal or disband those unit. Also i what to save planes and pilots.

Last time when air unit was moved from map it was few months ago so i need someone to remember me how to do it properly

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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 1/29/2013 5:42:36 AM   
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10 March 43

Java
British CA sunk six AK in Christmas IO. Lucky they mange to unload troops.
Enemy TF still in island hex. I have 27 G3M3 on naval attack but they not attack.

East Oz
Japanese sub manage to sunk two big tankers full of fuel. 20k fuel destroyed. Nice

Big enemy troop convoy is sailing directly toward Sydney (6-8 xAP). Convoy is currently 1 hex north of Lord Howe Island. No escort detected. Convoy is not zig zaking. I have 5 subs paroling on enemy path.

China
Docup is bombing my troops in north China with B-25. Tomorrow 40 Tojo's will wait for them.
AF is only lvl 1 without AV support but rail connected so i will be able to evacuate damaged planes. Tomorrow i will shock enemy troops maybe they will retreat an i will be able to rest my troops. 50% of Squads in ID is disabled.


R&D
P1Y1 advance to 10/43

I am slowly expanding engine production to match it with future plane production. It cost lot of supplies but need to be done. Mostly i am focusing on Ha-45 (George, Frank, etc).
I need also expend H-33 and Ha-32 factories but only little.


Training Squadrons
I just found that that Japan from end of `44 trough `45 will get lot of Training Squadrons.
I was sure they where removed from game. Is this WAD or by accident we are playing some kind of old version of SCEN 1?. At lest Tojo is using Ha-34 engine so i am almost sure that we start game with latest official version of game database (26 NOV 2010 patch).














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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 1/29/2013 7:03:26 AM   
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Training squadrons begin to arrive at the end of '44.  I think the first one is late 10/44.  You need them to be able to have enough kami pilots.

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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 1/29/2013 7:06:36 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

Training squadrons begin to arrive at the end of '44.  I think the first one is late 10/44.  You need them to be able to have enough kami pilots.

Thanks.

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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 1/29/2013 7:14:39 AM   
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NP.  Once the SOV is activated, all the manchurian groups that you have been using for training will have to convert to frontline air groups.  So, the training groups that are coming are vital to your pilot flow.

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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 1/29/2013 7:19:43 AM   
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NP.  Once the SOV is activated, all the manchurian groups that you have been using for training will have to convert to frontline air groups.  So, the training groups that are coming are vital to your pilot flow.

I am not planing to activate CCCP until hard coded day. I try to keep 1000AV safe buffer in Manchuria, and probably Tokyo will be in Allied hands by that day.

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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 1/29/2013 7:33:40 AM   
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Ha!  You are doing much better than that. 

As you get into '44, you need to start getting your MAN defenses against the SOV activation in place.  There are only a couple of places that you can hold against them.  Which one depends upon the condition of the CHI forces.  The SOV forces with their huge armored component will sweep you out of any hex that you are not getting the 3x terrain bonus.  So plan your lines carefully and get there with your forts up to 3.  If you can keep CAP above and prevent air bombardment, you should be able to hold.

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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 1/29/2013 7:37:12 AM   
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<double post>

first time ever.

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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 1/29/2013 7:50:27 AM   
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I just read Wikipedia to find out how in RL war between Japan and Soviets in `45 looks.

And i found that formally Russia and Japan are still in war because Japan newer sing Peace Treaty. Japan is claiming that Kuriles are part of Japan and they are under Russia occupation.



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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 1/30/2013 6:05:39 AM   
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11 March 43

Burma
Quiet. From tree days i try to force my bombers to attack Shwebo AF. Extreme overcast everywhere.AA guns end unloading process. Time to send them to Magwe, Mandalay and Rangoon.

Another ID will land in Rangoon in 4 days, Tomorrow 40k supplies will start unloading process.I have 2 SAGs protecting waters around Rangoon. In total i have 4 BB, 4CL and 8 DD in area. I have plans to naval bombard Akyab. Docup have there 200 planes.

Java/Sumatra

Christmas IO AF is open. Right now lvl 1 But arledy 27 Ki-45 is flying CAP.
Palembang have now fort 6 and i will now expend AF from 6 to 7

All extra supplies i building in Sumatra is transported to Burma right from now.
Java supplies and Borneo supplies are transported to South DEI.

Java fuel reserve low. After refueling all ships reserve is 12k

Marshals
Search planes detect enemy SAG approaching Mili. I have there few cargo ships with DL 4. Look like DDs or CL maybe. I have CA SAG on range. They will wait for them in mili hex tommarow.

KB is close but i hope Docup will not detect it.

Salomons
I have undetected Bombardment SAG (BB, CA, 2xDD) 7 hexes from Tagula but orders are changed.
Big Cargo TF detected in MB hex(10-12 ships). No enemy SAG only PT TF. Tagula need wait. SAG will strike with full power tomorrow morning. 45 A6M will give air cower.

Truk
I hope Taiho in Truk anchor is looking like entire KB.
13 DDs arrive to truk today. They have refuel using last Fuel. Tommarow few of them with 2 BB and two CA will sail toward Rabaul to replace ships damaged in last days.

72k tons of fuel is sailing to Truk. But this will be barely enough to keep fleet on sea. Reserve will be minimal

China
I have shock and force enemy troop to retreat behind river.
6000 KIA and almost 500 squads destroyed on Chinese side. Japan take almost no damage.


R&D
N1K1 George will be in production in 20 days. I will build 150/month and when N2 version enter production in July much more. Maybe 250 or more. George will be main navy LBA fighter for next 2 years.

N1K2 is advancing fast. I am able to advance it 420 points/month with engine bonus.

Ki-84a Frank still long before i will have single repaired factory but almost every day 2-3 of them are repaired so i think 12/43 is highly passable. Half of factories need to repair only 5 or six points so i am very optimistic.

Ki-84b factories repairing very very slow

D4Y2 advance to 12/43 all factories moved to research D4Y3. I hope to have it in 12/43












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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 1/30/2013 3:36:04 PM   
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MB
Japanese ships try to destroy enemy cargo ships in hex. Again enemy SAG manage to stop me.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Milne Bay at 101,133, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato, Shell hits 5
CA Mogami, Shell hits 5
DD Yayoi, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Minazuki
DD Mochizuki, Shell hits 2, heavy fires

Allied Ships
CL Cleveland, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Jarvis
DD Dunlap, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Drayton

CA Mogami collides with DD Mochizuki at 101 , 133


Battle not go as planed, not only DD Yayoi will sunk tomorrow from heavy fires, but also DD Mochizuki is heavily damage after collision during battle (i see that first time) and is able to move only 6 knots. CA and BB will return to Rabaul to rearm but destroyers are alone

DD Dunlap sunk just after battle

I am losing to many DDs, For now I will think twice before DD will be send in range of enemy forces.


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Intersting. Another mid-43 battle that looks pretty good for the IJN on paper, but doesn't go well. I guess the daytime hurt, but it still seems a BB and CA should be able to take care of that TF with only one good CL. I agree, it's starting to look difficult to do anything offensive unless I want to keep bleeding DDs profusely.

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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 1/30/2013 5:25:16 PM   
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Intersting. Another mid-43 battle that looks pretty good for the IJN on paper, but doesn't go well. I guess the daytime hurt, but it still seems a BB and CA should be able to take care of that TF with only one good CL. I agree, it's starting to look difficult to do anything offensive unless I want to keep bleeding DDs profusely.

Allied TF detect my forces at 23k(radar). Both TFs start to see each other at 17k.
As i can understand advantage of allied side in early part of battle. They cross "T" as they more time to move to batter combat position.
But after battle move to distance below 10k impact of radar should not be so big.

Battle go well. DD Dunlap eat 40cm shell and Cleveland 20cm hit. Most of enemy hits bounce from CA and BB armor.
Bad things start when CA Mogami collides with DD Mochizuki after that Cleveland have incredible accuracy. I was save when Nagato place 40cm shell in Cleveland and allied commander decide to disengage

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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 2/1/2013 6:01:34 AM   
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Salomon`s situation

Things start to be more serous everyday.
Tagula and MB are AF lv 2 now and Terapo lvl 4.
PM i cut of and low on supplies.Fast transport TF is prepared but for that i need clean passage trough MB area.

I am sending 3BB(after 4 months in dry dock BB Haruna is back), 3CA and 3CL to Rabaul and maybe we will manage to clean waters from enemy SAGs and resupply PM and bomb MB and Tagula.

So for attepts to close airlifts from air and sea where unsuccessful costing me 120 planes (70 pilots) and tree DDs on sea and few damaged ships including damaged BB.

As I think air approach is not good chose here i will concentrate on sea.

Using KB is not option also i will not waste my best pilots to sunk few cargo ships. Enemy LBA CAP is just to strong. SO far i count 250 enemy figters in those tree bases.

On other hand Docup chose to start offensive in Salomon's is best option for me.It is most difficult road to Tokyo and defenely longest. An even losing Salomon's is not little close to danger of fighting against allies in DEI

Empire right now will focus on forcing allies to concentrate his resources at Salomon's and build up DEI and Pacific defenses. I need also start building Philipines, Borno.

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You can send supplies to Buna and Lae, they will automaticaly move to PM.

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You can send supplies to Buna and Lae, they will automaticaly move to PM.


I doing that but they move slow trough jungle, and Buna and Lae are under constant air bombard so i losing more supplies that i am able to unload. That why i want at lest transport few hundred tones directly to PM


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14 March 43

Burma
Another disappointing naval battle for Imperial Japanese Navy
On paper it was already won battle. but battles are not fight on paper.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Akyab at 54,45, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1
BB Kirishima
BB Yamato, Shell hits 7
DD Susuzuki, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
CA Pensacola, Shell hits 3, on fire
CL Birmingham, Shell hits 1
DE Isis
DD Napier, Shell hits 1
DD Nestor
DD Nizam
DD Norman, Shell hits 1

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 57% moonlight: 8,000 yards


I am no blaming game or anybody else. Weather was major factor here.
Visibility was only 8k yards and most of battle was fight between 10-13k so radar play major role here. All ships are safe. My experience is telling me that BB Hiei will need spend in dry dock 2 months.

Tanaka aggressiveness allow him after battle to bombard akyab so at lest mission is not total failure even i destroy only 5 planes on ground.

Night Naval bombardment of Akyab at 54,45

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 22 damaged
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 11 damaged
Sea Hurricane Ib: 14 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 10 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
Mohawk IV: 5 damaged
139WH-3: 7 damaged
Hurricane I Trop: 3 damaged
Catalina I: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato
BB Kirishima

Allied ground losses:
63 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled

Manpower hits 1
Fires 1841
Airbase hits 24
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 58
Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1


R&D
Aircraft N1K2-J George advances R&D to 9/44

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RE: Docup (A) vs Koniu (J) - 2/4/2013 11:23:05 AM   
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Burma
Battleships on safe waters. Yamato and Hiei need return to Singapore. First to rearm second for repairs.

Singapore
20 TK is anchored in Singer Port. Right now there is not enough fuel and oil to them.

Salmonons
I em sending another BB TF south. This time 3xBB and 4xDD. I will have them close to Tagula and MB. If something worh of burnig fuel will be detected i will strike.

Marshals.
KB still undetected north of Makin. I send some cargo ships and small CA SAG as bait. Maybe Docup will send SAG or better CV TF to intercept.

Truk
BB Nagato and CA Mogami need to sail to Japan for repairs after MB naval engagement. I will use that occasion to send Mogami to April refit

Nagato can be repaired in Truk(no major damage) but it will take 70 days so better to send it to Japan and make that time shorter by half in shipyard and alow Truk port to spend rapair point on smaller ships.

70k fuel tree days from port. 40k will go to Truk, 30k to Rabaul.










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Timor/Ceram
First time during war enemy bombers mined ports from air.
How many mine cans B25 Mitchell drop? I am sending mine sweepers to area. Nearest are in Singer so it will take we days before they clean ports.

Morning Air attack on Boela , at 80,110

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25C Mitchell laying Mk 13 Mine from 7000 feet *


and

Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 15

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-25C Mitchell laying Mk 13 Mine from 7000 feet




Salomon's
I lost AO from TT hit north of Rabaul.
It is second AO lost during war so without panic.

Sub attack near Emirau Island at 103,121

Japanese Ships
AO Shinkoku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
E Hatsukari

Allied Ships
SS Tautog, hits 1


Ki-49 attack MB at night. Night CAP intercept but my bombers manage to get to targets damaging few enemy fighters in process

Night Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 92 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 8

Allied aircraft
P-70 Havoc x 8

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

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Some CAP have air radar


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First time during war enemy bombers mined ports from air.
How many mine cans B25 Mitchell drop? I am sending mine sweepers to area. Nearest are in Singer so it will take we days before they clean ports.

Get ready, this is a common allied tactic. Wait until the B-29 arrives with its range. You will need to have AMc's deployed at most ports and then groups of AM's ready to clear choke points. The allies get a fair number of air mines and they have great platforms to deploy them.

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quote:

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First time during war enemy bombers mined ports from air.
How many mine cans B25 Mitchell drop? I am sending mine sweepers to area. Nearest are in Singer so it will take we days before they clean ports.

Get ready, this is a common allied tactic. Wait until the B-29 arrives with its range. You will need to have AMc's deployed at most ports and then groups of AM's ready to clear choke points. The allies get a fair number of air mines and they have great platforms to deploy them.


I early months of game i convert many minesweepers to AMC and different classes. I will have to reconvert some ships back to minesweepers. Lucky most of them can be reconverted.

Good side of air mining is that You will always know about that so no surprise mine hits. Also minefields after that kind of mining are detected from beginning and i notice that detected minefields are less effective from non detected minefields.

What mines are air mines. Mk 13 Mine for sure, but others?





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I early months of game i convert many minesweepers to AMC and different classes. I will have to reconvert some ships back to minesweepers. Lucky most of them can be reconverted.


We all do the same thing! Convert. Back convert.

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Quiet days. No major operation. Usual things. Bombards, ASW actions.

Burma
No movement of LCUs. I think allies have troubles suppling central Burma. My fighters start intercepting enemy transports above Shwebo. Troop numbers aren't grooving so i think he transporting supplies. I keeping pressure on Shwebo and other base in Burma wit bombers. I am losing many planes so i will fly high now. I only want to keep his flak shotting and using supplies.
In few day i will garrison Ramree Island. That will secure rears for troop south of Akyab

Sumatra/Java
Quiet. Area for now is secure. At lest until allies get new toys.
Sumatra is almost dry for oil and fuel. I am able to transport almost all to singer wher i load everything on Big tankers. Today 70k fuel and 30k oil will sail from Singer to Japan. I slowly changing tactic. I will stop using small convoys from now only big with decent ASW.

Cocoss island in now LVL 4 AF

Timor
Also Qiuet. Biggest action in last few days was mine sweeping of Koepang.

Salomons.
Another Qouiet area. I have mined few bases where i expecting enemy subs have to cross to arrive to patrol areas north of New Britain.

Pacific
I end reinforcing Pacific Islands (for now). All major island of first defense line have at lest 200AV garrison behind fort 6. Later i will send few tank units to give them some hard support. But first i need to find PP to buy them.

China
We cut of Sian again. I will engage enemy troops on rough terrain soon. I have 1700AV against 1400AV on Chinese side. I think i will be ok. I have 3th Tank Div so they should get trough enemy lines i only waiting to supplies change to white.

In north china i sooted enemy troop trying to cut of my units from supply lines. I sending cavalry to deal with them.

KB
Anchored in ************. Ships fuel refueled and waiting to engage enemy.
Currently KB is build from 6 CV and one CVL.
3 CV and CVL are in Japan repairing and waiting for April refits. MKB in Singer(4xCVE+CVL) all will go to April refit.

In 30 days two Unryu`s will join fleet. I hope that on 1 May KB will have 10 CV and CVL. With one CV rotating to finish refits.

Ship repairs
I have 3 BB is shipyards. Two will require 100 days of repairs third 200 days.
Also 4 CA and 10 DD is repairing in Japan but they will be in service in `10-20 days

Future
I am preparing to defend in Salomon's and Timor area. It look like Docup is hold his big moves until he will get F6F and Essex`s.
I cant have anything better from A6M5 in CV but i hope that all DB and half of TB will be upgraded to D4Y1 and B6N1 by end of April.

For LBA i hope to have at lest 100 operational N1K1`s they will go first to Burma and Rabaul.

R&D
N1K1 will start to be produced in 10 days
N1K2 advance to 8/44 (building 14 points/day)
B6N2 advance to 5/43

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For your N1K1 make sure you have a few really big bases with lots of support built. Those planes are good but after one day of big battles half of a group with be on the ground.

Also, I'd worry more now about your second line of defense near new Britain and NE New GUinea rather than any more on atolls in the Marshalls. 200 AV is enough to make him take time, which is what you want. If he wants those islands another tank rgt. won't stop him. But areas in the condensed space of So Pac and SW Pac will need some bases that can hold for a bit. More like 300-400 AV. Once the Allies get rolling in late 43-early 44, it's tough to slow things down.

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For your N1K1 make sure you have a few really big bases with lots of support built. Those planes are good but after one day of big battles half of a group with be on the ground.


I planing to have

* ~50 Georges in Burma. Most of fight will be made by IJA there.
* ~50 will Protect Palembang area together with 60 Ki-45KAIa)
* ~50 Georges together with 50 Ki-45KAIa will protect Soerabaja and Balikpapan (not sure that i will have enough units)
* ~50 will base in Koepang together with many Ki-44IIc
* ~70 Georges and mix of A6M5 and Ki-44IIc will fight on Salomon`s

Main job for most of N1K will be to protect oil fields and Industry already in allied bomber range. (in 10 days strategic bombing will be allowed)

In three months it should be easier to maintain George in sarvice becouse i planing N1K2 entering production in July


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Wow, that's soon for the N1K2. I'm just getting it in 2/44!

Sounds like a plan. Against unescorted bombers the George can do very well.

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Wow, that's soon for the N1K2. I'm just getting it in 2/44!


Fast but expensive it will cost 16k extra HI but I think it is best plane Japanese Navy can have until A7M or Shinden arrive
I am building 14 points daily from 7 factories(engine bonus). He advancing one month every 7 days. Having K2 so early will mean i will be able to use it from small/medium AF. With XP i have with Ki-45 a can tell SR 2 i manageable even with minimal AV support.






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Burma
Mandalay is AF lvl 5. Good it will help during monsoon season.

Cocos Island
Japanese sub heavily damage enemy xAK unloading supplies but in process find mine. Sub will survive.

Truk
USN sub attack ecort covoy north of Base. After few DC hits sub was forces to surface but my Es not manage to hit her even once. she was left with fires and heavy damaged

China
My troops are ready to attack north of Sian. Supplies white, no fatigue and disruption.
100 bombers will support that attack. It will be bloody






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