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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/17/2011 3:51:26 PM   
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DEI

Kaga got another Ace as the KB was withdrawing northwards. Then Martin brought some B-17s in at 36600ft over Palembang and hit a refinery centre. I have brought in 2 Oscar units to fly CAP at 38k feet to stop that. I am hoping morale checks will mean his 4E fighters will not fly against the numbers, because if they come my Oscar Ib's will be able to do nothing but put them off their aim.

Malaya

KXI sank an APD at Mersing. A6M2s shot down 2 L212s over Kuala Lumpur as Martin unwisely moved them to where I have fighters.

CBI

My raid on the cut off CW forces south of Moulmein met a CAP of Buffs and Blenheim IFs. My Oscars drove them off with no losses for either side.

In China the AVG turned up over Wuchow today and shot down a Nate and 3 Sonias.

The Economy

Nope, Naval shipbuilding is still screwed, forcing me to fund 150 points of upgrades on top of the 50 point Merchant points I invested last turn. Not for the first time, thanks Martin, for letting me play scenario 2!

Taiyo's Kate squadron expanded to 13 planes this turn. She is sailing to get back in the way. Destination Babeldaob. Hosho has no new damage and reached Okinawa.







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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/17/2011 4:09:17 PM   
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Central and South Pacific

I-26 tussled with a flush decker ASW tf off San Francisco all day. I moved her a hex to try to get out from under. RO-26 got some of the same medicine at Johnston Island. My landing force is ashore at Savaii. I am withdrawing the escort north and have left the transports to unload and run north as they finish unloading supplies to hold down casualties as I really do not know what Martin has in the area. A JNAF base force will move to Savaii from Maloelap, so at least I will be able to fly search planes in.

The Philippines

I am continuing to move 2 small forces around taking undefended bases. This turn it will be Siquijor and Tablas.

DEI

No B-17s at Palembang, but it could have been the awful weather. A DMS was hit by non-detonating torpedoes at Tarakan. Some of the crew were deafened by the clang, but it could have been worse...

I took Talaud-eilanden. I forgot to assault for at least a turn so I now have two subs for company during the reload...

Praboemoelith, near Palembamg fell to a river assault from the three Brigades of 38th Div.

In Korea 29th Div was transferred to Southern Army and I will try to find a nice quiet beach for them to land on in Java. They are heading for Port Arthur to meet up with transports. An Engineer regiment will make up the garrison numbers at Mukden to allow them to leave. I have left them planning for Calcutta to keep Dixie in the dark.

3 xAPs were torpedoed by Netties out of Kuching south of Palembang. No troops were aboard.

Malaya

Flak remains heavy at Singapore.

Here is a screenie showing how many BBs I supposedly sank at Pearl Harbor. Two on the list waved at my subs as they passed through my so called screen, so I do not believe a bit of it. I really wish I had kept my subs in close.






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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/23/2011 9:40:30 AM   
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I-2 had some run ins with Canadian minesweepers near Victoria and I-1 had some attention from USN DDs further south. No damage, but I am moving the patrolling subs every day now.

My troops landed at Luganville and I took Savaii. There were no allied units there, which surprised me. I have had subs at Noumea and Suva since early on and they have not seen any activity. I am being very tempted to try to throw together a push into New Caledonia as I can really force his supply lines south if I do. I will see what I can gather together to push south, but the DEI and resources come first. I am sending some spare DDs to Yokosuka to escort CVL Shoho to join the mini KB when she arrives.

The Philippines

Not a lot. Still taking small undefended bases each turn. I had an oops moment and let an amphibious force take all the supplies in Babeldaob, so am rushing to get more down there. A USN sub was attacked at Lingayen and actually hit!

DEI

My Palembang Oscar ambush did not work. I had to hurry this turn and the next and it was only on the one currently back with Martin I realised that some dickhead had forgotten to give them orders to actually fly...

A USN sub received a hit at Tarakan before DMS W-18 ran out of ammo and another allied sub received a proper hit at Talaud-eilanden, so an altogether lucky turn. I tried to get my A6M2s at Palembang to sweep Batavia. If I can drive his fighters out of the skies, it'll mean my Netties get to do some real work if the RN or USN turn up.

Malaya

Malacca fell. Oscars and Nates punished the L212 raid on Georgetown.

Jap carriers

The KB is reunited at Cam Ranh Bay. I will disband to carry out quick repairs. I have 2 Kongos and more escorts coming from Hong Kong. When they arrive I will split the KB into 2 task forces, each with a maximum escort. It should give me greater flexibility and mean that each tf will have more flight decks than anything they face in the next couple of months.

Hosho's flooding increased to 45 so she has disbanded in Kanoya. She will repair the minor stuff and then run for a proper dockyard.






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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/23/2011 10:18:16 AM   
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My notes for this turn are incomplete as I did most of it in 5 minute segments spread over lots of little bits of downtime at work.

Central and South Pacific

I-8 missed a US DD off San Francisco as another ASW tf turned up.

A small AK on the way to Tulagi was attacked on the surface by a USN sub. She took 7 hits, but isn't badly damaged and is unloading her cargo. I will have to get more organised...

Luganville fell and I started landing at Lae. My fighters intercepted C-47s over Lae, but I do not seem to have destroyed any.

The Philippines

A USN sub attacked a convoy and experienced torpedo failure at Davao. There was no counter attack.

I captured Masbate and more importantly Mauban, where the PA units bounced out of Lucena surrendered.

DEI

Dutch Martin 139s attacked Palembang at night. They destroyed an A6M2 on the ground. I will deal with these night raids after I have hit the 4E that comes over by day.

I landed at Morotai.

CBI

I captured Pegu. I'll have a look at Rangoon now.

In China, the AVG are sweeping the skies. My Navy pilots are pretty evenly matched with them, but the JAAF lost Nates and Oscars to them this turn. I will either have to bomb the airfields they are using or avoid them until I bring greater numbers to the fight.

The low Oscar Ic pool is due to me using them all for upgrades, btw.






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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/23/2011 1:49:45 PM   
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My Palembang Oscar ambush did not work. I had to hurry this turn and the next and it was only on the one currently back with Martin I realised that some dickhead had forgotten to give them orders to actually fly...

And who hasn't done this one B4? Still, it always hurts when you do ... No worries, plenty of war left.

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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/23/2011 4:12:28 PM   
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Enjoying the AAR, GBL. Thanks for keeping us informed.

As for the sinking of three Allied subs by type 95, I quote the following well known site for truth in combat reporting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x3TMBeX-ws

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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/24/2011 7:40:57 AM   
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Thanks Andre/Pax

I am pretty sure the one that took three hits went down, but as for the others I have no faith in the reports...

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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/27/2011 8:57:22 PM   
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Economy

The Aichi Ha-60 advanced again to 8/42. The economy is looking unbalanced again (already), so I have switched off production until the airframe catches up (still due 1/43). I have expanded the Kawasaki Ha-60 for the Tony as I realised it was being under researched and the airframe factories are repairing better than any others.

Central and South Pacific

I-18 put a torpedo into USS Kingfisher at Pago Pago. It could indicate a general bug-out, but I am not so sure as I always send her off to escort convoys straight away when I play allies. She still seems to be afloat.

On New Guinea, Lae became my latest conquest with no resistance so the transports I saw last turn must have been flying the garrison out. I will assault across the river into Wau, where an allied unit is still present.

Further south, the Luganville force and escorting CVLs are heading for Truk to refuel. Then I will head them back south to move the naval guard units about to see what I can grab on the cheap. They will be back out again before the new CVL that arrives in 16 days can join them, but it can't be helped. I have to try to get in before Martin can put a USMC regiment in my way. I am surprised to find nothing here. I always drop some of the forces that start loaded at Canton Island here. If they are not here, where are they? Is it one or two deployable USMC regiments he has in December? I should not be concentrating my thoughts on this area, but I find myself thinking about it lots...






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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/28/2011 3:23:17 PM   
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The AO bomb magnet a Manila got hit again. The approach march on Mindanao and Luzon continues. I'll have an exploratory attack at Manila in a couple of turns. I do not have a massive superiority and that light urban terrain is a bastard to fight through when fortified, so I will keep up the bombardment to reduce supplies.

DEI

At Palembang there was a PBY-4 night attack on my ASW vessesl with no hits. Martin 139s then came in at 1000 ft and lightly damaged the airfield. Tomorrow night they will meet Oscars. There were three high altitude 4E raids during the day. I lost an Oscar Ib, but Martin lost 2 Brewster B339Ds and had 2 B-17s damaged. I have swapped a Oscar Ib unit with the Ic's at Tarakan to see if the extra hitting power of the 2 12.7mm machine guns helps. My Zero sweep at Batavia drove the small Dutch CAP (now there's an image) down, with no losses on either side.

At Babeldaob, the Kendari force is loaded and waiting for CVE Taiyo to come and escort (see screenie). It is a light force, so I am hoping Martin has not reinforced too much.

Morotai fell.

Malaya

1 L212 was shot down by my Oscars over Georgetown. I created some barges there as I am considering a quick attack on a lightly defended hex in Sumatra to keep the pressure up. Any suggestions? Johore Bahru was captured by 21st ID. I now have an avalanche of units coming down the railway line. I am hoping that Martin cannot bomb them as they are all in strategic mode. The last cut off unit further north, a light AA unit, was destroyed by two infantry regiments near Malacca. Flak is still murder over Singapore.

CBI

Over Burma, my bombers went after a ground unit that had retreated into Rangoon. They met Buffs and Blenheim IFs, with one Buff destroyed by escorting Oscars. Does Martin still have an AVG squadron available here? I bloody well hope not as they are a pain in the arse.

In China the AVG had an inconclusive skirmish over Wuchow, followed by a downed Oscar over Canton and a destroyed Nate over Wuchang.






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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/28/2011 3:23:49 PM   
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Hi Carl,

It looks like you are gettng close to taking Palembang. Do you plant to also use para-units or do you have other targets in mind?

You've got a great opening going on so far as Japan - it's cool to follow along with this!


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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/28/2011 3:27:24 PM   
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Hi Carl,

It looks like you are gettng close to taking Palembang. Do you plant to also use para-units or do you have other targets in mind?

You've got a great opening going on so far as Japan - it's cool to follow along with this!


TTFN,

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You are obviously not following too closely Michael.

Palembang is mine all mine. Dixie is intent on denting all my nice runways and my shiny refineries though...

Alas, I did not have the mental capacity as a first timer and dumb SOB to consider the vertical aspect in time, but may be able to use some paras in the next phase of conquest.

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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/28/2011 3:29:23 PM   
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lol - I was just going back and reading that. I was gunna change my post quick but you caught me out - lol!

That is too cool though - very good job.!


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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/28/2011 3:31:32 PM   
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Big mistake for Dixie to focus on your refineries. That's good for you. He should be trying to hit your oil.

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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/28/2011 3:32:11 PM   
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I have had some evil JFB teachers...

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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/28/2011 3:34:49 PM   
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Big mistake for Dixie to focus on your refineries. That's good for you. He should be trying to hit your oil.


I would have gone for the oil too. Who knows? - that may be what he is now aiming at. He hasn't hit anything since the first raid...

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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/28/2011 3:36:32 PM   
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Big mistake for Dixie to focus on your refineries. That's good for you. He should be trying to hit your oil.


I would have gone for the oil too. Who knows? - that may be what he is now aiming at. He hasn't hit anything since the first raid...


That's good. Keep your CAP there and hopefully, you'll take out a B-17 or two.

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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/29/2011 8:13:42 PM   
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Sparse notes and no illustration this turn I am afraid.

Industry

The Kawasaki Ha-60 is three months behind my Tony airframes, so I really need those factories to repair quickly...

11th Sentai swapped their Nates for surplus Oscar Ia's. I am building over 100 Ic's a month, so I am hopeful of getting all my Nate's replaced by the time the Tojo IIa becomes available.

DEI

My Oscar night CAP at Palembang managed to destroy a Martin 139. The day CAP managed to put the daily 4E raid off aim, but did not down any of the big buggers. Lahat fell as 38th ID continued the conquest of southern Sumatra.

CBI

The AVG continued their rampage. In clashes today they lost 1 H81-A3 in return for 1 A6M2, 2 B5M1 and an Ann

Fleet

I have three CVs repaired and ready for action. As soon as a second Kongo class is ready to join the escort, I'll move them to a port where I can get more torpedoes and then position them to support the next phase of the conquest of the Netherlands East Indies. I am pulling my CS out of action and sending them to Japan to keep safe for future CVL conversions. I'll only use them if I absolutely need to...

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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/31/2011 1:50:19 PM   
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Another turn I had to do in segments in downtime at work, so no illustration and sparse notes I am afraid...

Fleet

CVE Hosho has controlled her minor flooding so is making the last dash for Hiroshima/Kure. KB1 has formed around CVs Hiryu, Shokaku and Zuikaku, with Hiei and Haruna amongst their escorts.

Industry

Looking at my bombers and requirements, it looks like the Ki 49-IIa is the first one that offers me better survivability than with my current Sallys. I am considering trying to advance the research, but have not done anything yet as I want to see what happens with other advances first. Advice most welcome as I do not know the airframes...

2nd Sentai has upgraded to the Dinah.

Central and South Pacific

B-17s from Fiji bombed the port at Savaii. I have no ships there so do not know if Martin is trying to wear down my supply and any coastal defence guns I have there for a snap counter-invasion. I should load a JNAF base force for Savaii in the next couple of turns, and am a little worried that I have no CV cover assigned. Something else to ponder...

Phillipines

I have double the assault points of Martin in Manila (922 to 428) so was tempted to start deliberate attacks. I held off though as I have more infantry coming in from the south. Some floatplanes have been bombing me in Cotabato. I have some A6M2s temporarily in Jolo to try to wipe the annoying little sods out.

Martin is moving a couple of damaged ships out of Manila. They are heading south west across the Sulu Sea. KB1 will sail from Cam Ranh Bay to try to intercept before heading to Truk to rearm. From there they should be able to react to anything Martin tries in the South Pacific or in the DEI.

DEI

A6M2s sweeping Soerabaya from Palembang did not fare too well against the CW-21B CAP, losing one for one enemy downed. I am switching the A6M2s to night fighting to try to counter overnight PBY-4 and Martin 139 raids as the Oscars do not seem up to the task. The Oscars will double the number of highly combustible targets I give his 4E fighters that visit daily. 6 PTs came up the river to Palembang overnight, but they were scared off by the 1 PT I had patrolling. I am hoping they have gone for now as I have more base forces arriving shortly.

I am also attempting a LRCAP trap at Ternate where Martin 139s have been making a nuisance of themselves for about a week.

Malaya

I found out the hard way that I need to garrison Kuala Lumpur. It will take a week or so for the newly assigned unit to get there from Patani on the north-east coast. Flak is still heavy over Singapore.

CBI

There was no CAP at Rangoon this turn.

In China 1 Tojo took on a sweep of 12 H81-A3s and lived to tell the tale.

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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/31/2011 2:25:54 PM   
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Looking at my bombers and requirements, it looks like the Ki 49-IIa is the first one that offers me better survivability than with my current Sallys. I am considering trying to advance the research, but have not done anything yet as I want to see what happens with other advances first. Advice most welcome as I do not know the airframes...

Helen is indeed the best of the IJA bombers. Easy to advance as you can R&D the Helen 1 and then allow the R&D factories to upgrade to the IIa. Normally arrives in 9/42, you should be able to advance 2 months easily. Uses the same engine as the Tojo, so you need to start building the Ha-34 NOW as you will likely build a lot of both of these a/c.

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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 10/31/2011 4:35:42 PM   
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Looking at my bombers and requirements, it looks like the Ki 49-IIa is the first one that offers me better survivability than with my current Sallys. I am considering trying to advance the research, but have not done anything yet as I want to see what happens with other advances first. Advice most welcome as I do not know the airframes...

Helen is indeed the best of the IJA bombers. Easy to advance as you can R&D the Helen 1 and then allow the R&D factories to upgrade to the IIa. Normally arrives in 9/42, you should be able to advance 2 months easily. Uses the same engine as the Tojo, so you need to start building the Ha-34 NOW as you will likely build a lot of both of these a/c.

Helen is the better of the airframes (Helen v. Sally). Some Peggy advocates out there will argue a good case for Peggy v. Helen comparatives, but both are a preference to unarmored Sally.

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Looking at my bombers and requirements, it looks like the Ki 49-IIa is the first one that offers me better survivability than with my current Sallys. I am considering trying to advance the research, but have not done anything yet as I want to see what happens with other advances first. Advice most welcome as I do not know the airframes...

Helen is indeed the best of the IJA bombers. Easy to advance as you can R&D the Helen 1 and then allow the R&D factories to upgrade to the IIa. Normally arrives in 9/42, you should be able to advance 2 months easily. Uses the same engine as the Tojo, so you need to start building the Ha-34 NOW as you will likely build a lot of both of these a/c.

Helen is the better of the airframes (Helen v. Sally). Some Peggy advocates out there will argue a good case for Peggy v. Helen comparatives, but both are a preference to unarmored Sally.


True, some do advocate Peggy .. I'm not one of them though. I hate giving up bombload in an LB ... and Peggy is only 75% of the Helen ...


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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 11/1/2011 2:55:53 PM   
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Looking at my bombers and requirements, it looks like the Ki 49-IIa is the first one that offers me better survivability than with my current Sallys. I am considering trying to advance the research, but have not done anything yet as I want to see what happens with other advances first. Advice most welcome as I do not know the airframes...

Helen is indeed the best of the IJA bombers. Easy to advance as you can R&D the Helen 1 and then allow the R&D factories to upgrade to the IIa. Normally arrives in 9/42, you should be able to advance 2 months easily. Uses the same engine as the Tojo, so you need to start building the Ha-34 NOW as you will likely build a lot of both of these a/c.

Helen is the better of the airframes (Helen v. Sally). Some Peggy advocates out there will argue a good case for Peggy v. Helen comparatives, but both are a preference to unarmored Sally.


True, some do advocate Peggy .. I'm not one of them though. I hate giving up bombload in an LB ... and Peggy is only 75% of the Helen ...


Question is what you will need more in 44`. Range and speed or bombload.
One thing i am sure you nedd to star building Helen ASAP

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Question is what you will need more in 44`. Range and speed or bombload


Interesting question. In 44, the Allied fighters will shoot down IJA bombers in droves. I'd go with bomb load. Just my personal opinion...

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I'd R&D and build Ki-67 but only the torpedo version. Ki-49 delivers 1/3 more bombs and dies only marginally easier, soo... That Torpedo-Ki-67 also upgrades to the b model which might be an OK long range kamikaze for IJAAF.

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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 11/5/2011 4:56:50 PM   
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Thanks for the suggestions and information guys.

12th/13th January 1942

Industry

Taihoku was at maximum storage for oil, so after finding it I sent a medium sized TK and DD from Takao to take some north to Port Arthur. The first oil convoy out of Mili is loading. It is 4 small TKs and 2 PBs, heading for Takao where the oil will be transhipped onto bigger tankers as per Major Mike's suggestion.

I have increased development of the Ki-49-IIa. I can't stand spending money on something that does me no benefit so will not build the Ia when it becomes available in April. It gives me no more than the Sally. Ha-34 production is being stepped up too, as my pool is only 27.

Pacific

Next turn I think I will remove the patrol line east of Hawaii. It has done nothing for me and I think the subs can be put to better use. I will keep some subs off the west coast though.

To the south, B-17s again raided Savaii. 1st JNAF Base Force is loading onto a small 18 kt convoy at Maloelap, bound for Savaii. I wish I had CVs spare for escort, but am hoping to be in and out quickly. I need some search capability down there quickly, so will take the risk.

I flew a Mavis group into Luganville to help me see what is going on there. An allied xAK was torpedoed b I-24 at Noumea. There were no troops aboard, but if he is pushing in supply he could be bringing troops to forestall my easy conquests in the area.

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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 11/5/2011 5:17:02 PM   
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Philippines

I am landing a small force at Oroquieta to stop Martin being able to unite all his forces on Mindanao. I do not have much on the island so need to tackle his forces piecemeal. My A6M2s completely missed his float planes at Cotobato, as they were too high.

DEI

Martin's pesky PTs managed to make a nuisance of themselves near Palembang. They attacked my incoming troop cpnvoy and sank a transport with a torpedo, damaging more with heavy MG fire. One was hit in return, but my tranports do not seem to be as tough as in my allied PBEM. In that one they regularly shoot the hell out of my subs and PTs. There was another inconclusive clash during the day, but I have 3 DDs detached from a convoy unloading at Mersing on the way. I hope they get there before the next clash. Martin's PTs must be out of fuel and they seem to be making another run into Palembang, where I have 2 MTBs and an MGB waiting. O20 also hit the convoy and sank another transport.

Martin lost at least 1 Martin 139 during a night raid on Palembang. He lost two more over Ternate.

Malaya

I have flown more bombers and some fighters into Johore Bharu, while the bombers that have been braving the heavy flak from Alor Star take a rest. I am still waiting for three armoured units and two infantry regiments to arrive before I cross the straights. It will be over a week until I am ready and have pulled al the supplies down the peninsula to where I most need them.

CBI

Martin's B-17s did a lot of damage to a Jap infantry unit at Pegu. They came in at 6000 ft! The only thing I can throw at them for now is some Nates, so I am not expecting much...

In China I lost a Tojo to an AVG sweep. Those guys are a pain, but I can't allow myself to get too distracted. I have to decide where to send the ID have have organising for redeployment at Port Arthur. Somewhere on Java appeals as he would have nothing that could stop it and it might give Palembang some respite. I am guessing a big chunk of his sub fleet is on the approaches to Palembang.








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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 11/7/2011 3:13:16 PM   
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13th/14th January 1942

Industry

The screenie shows which r&d projects are currently bearing fruit. The Helen project is repairing a factory per turn, which is acceptable. My shipbuilding is hopeless. My 1944 CVs are advancing nicely, but I cannot seem to get on top of the deficit. I have already halted all my subs currently building. I can't wait until Yamato and Musashi complete as that may bring some balance. In the meantime, I need to do something, but what? I must remember to switch the Val and B5N2 off for a while. I have about 70 in the pools and that will do for now, I think, but am happy to take advice.

Pacific

I-24 hit an xAK at Noumea with two torpedoes and a shell over two attacks. I have pulled all my subs away from the patrol line east of Hawaii. Some will refuel. The others will flood the south pacific so that I can track what Martin is up to. I-16 loaded a mini sub at Kwajalein and is on the way to Noumea. I-22 missed the French DD Le Triomphant at Suva. She was escorting at least one xAK, so Martin is definitely reinforcing. I must remember to bring some recon planes into theatre.

At Truk, a convoy escort PB was sunk by a US sub. The same sub then had a torpedo fail to detonate on CL Kashima during the day phase. Small infantry units formed at Saipan. I am sending transports to pick them up for use in the South Pacific. I am tempted to use 29th Infantry Division in the same theatre, but should really conquer the DEI first before redeploying down there.

Philippines

My lowered CAP at Cotobato finally caught his marauding SOC-1 Seagulls, shooting one down. A search plane bombed an old US PT near Cagayan. The heavy aerial bombardment of Manila continued.






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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 11/7/2011 3:33:40 PM   
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DEI

My transport tf finally arrived in Palembang. Martin's night raid was intercepted by my A6M2s, but they were at 6000 ft instead of the previous 1000 ft, so I did not hit any. My patrol altitude was 4000 ft I think. I have had to put a small A6M2 force onto night CAP at Manado to counter a nuisance raid by Australian Hudsons. 7 B-17s were damaged by my day CAP at Palembang and none of the three raids hit anything.

At Tarakan, the bulk of 33rd ID is loading for Balikpapan. I will need the escorts from the Kendar force to join before they sail though. KB-1 will also stay in the area to counter any move against this force or the Kendari invasion.

Malaya

The PTs that were a nuisance near Palembamg are in Singapore. They could cause problems for the cargo tf I have at Mersing, which only has two E's as escort after detaching 3 DDs to help the Palembang convoy. I need more combat/escort power in the area, so 6 DDs and a CL are moving to Kuching from Cam Ranh Bay and various PCs are also being sent to provide a counter to attacks by light units. Hopefully my Netties will keep anything bigger away.

CBI

I am stepping up the aerial bombardment of Rangoon. My Nate CAP at Pegu was brushed aside by Martin's 4E fighters. I will need to rustle up some A6M2s to do some real work on them.

In China the AVG managed to fight through an escort to down a Nate and an Ann. Another sweep traded an AVG Curtiss H81-A3 for a Nate.

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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 11/8/2011 3:42:04 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: goodboyladdie

13th/14th January 1942

Industry

The screenie shows which r&d projects are currently bearing fruit. The Helen project is repairing a factory per turn, which is acceptable. My shipbuilding is hopeless. My 1944 CVs are advancing nicely, but I cannot seem to get on top of the deficit. I have already halted all my subs currently building. I can't wait until Yamato and Musashi complete as that may bring some balance. In the meantime, I need to do something, but what? I must remember to switch the Val and B5N2 off for a while. I have about 70 in the pools and that will do for now, I think, but am happy to take advice.

GBL,
I am not very familiar with Scenario 2, but even in scenario 1 games, I expand my naval shipyards while halting Shinano. As Shinano is useful Taiho in this scenario, you might consider halting at least Musashi until you have excellarated the Unryus to the limit of 10 x durability. I find Yamato and Musashi of dubious value. They will spend half a year in the yard to repair even small amounts of major damage.
Mike

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RE: Yes way... (GBL vs Dixie) - 11/28/2011 1:55:00 PM   
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Sorry for the lack of updates. Turns have been sparse and real life has demanded what time I had away from my two PBEMs. I have also lost all my saved notes!

A quick round up. I have halted the two Yamatos to free up shipbuilding points for my advanced CVs. It balanced the books for a couple of turns, but now I seem to be in deficit again! The Ha-45 is now only one month behind the first airframe to require it.

I have Manila and am positioning for Bataan.

I have Kendari and will have Boela and Balikpapan next turn too. On Sumatra I am about to take Oosthaven and chased part of 22nd Australian Brigade out of Benkoelen when I took it on 18th January 1942. I will cross into Singapore in about 6 days when my last units arrive and unpack. I will be interested to see what is there.

In the South Pacific, Martin seems to have ships at La Foa after I put him off using Noumea. I will move subs there to see if I can get a clue as to which units he is bringing in...

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