From: Planning the end of the world, well out to 2023!
Hans, Play it on hard and dont go out to bash the AI silly.
End of July 42 approaching.
A bit of AMC action between SF & PH, solved with a hunter/killer group with 2 CL & 4 DD patrolling.
Attu fell, a day before my reos arrived, being a 2 day game, they landed on day 2 and got smashed.
Kiska fell as well, though undefended. I am building Adak? and its got the best part of a Division, retreat ends there.
Burma seems to have fallen asleep, Akyab was taken but they havent moved any further. I'm building up my fighters for an onslaught with a lot of USAAF arriving now.
Nothing happening between Midway and Sydney, Ndeni was taken but thats all.
My intel is saying I sank 2 CV and 4 CVL off West Oz, I'll count up a full tally soon.
Beaufighters at 100ft kill IJN merchies.
Midway was attacked again, my patrols didnt spot them until the Gooney Birds got scared away. Reportedly Yamato and another BB, smashed the islands but only the rump of a Naval Force landed. I reacted and sent 2 CV into the area and on not getting any reports of CV moved to 3 hexes east of Midway. Somehow my Marines missed the 2 IJN CV circling the island and I lost Hornet while only landed 2-3 bomb hits, Wasp struggled home. Luckily, the aircraft wich diverted to Midway were instumental in pushing back a further invasion attempt by sinking some AK. Landing pushed back again. (I had a Marine Para Bn on the islands)
The battle for Geraldton had been simmering, stupid AI kept sending in penny packets. I decided that my strategic reserve needed to be in Sydney to react in case movement happened in the South Pacific. Another fleet sailed to Geraldton, got attacked by my last 3 DD out of Perth and dropped its load of 6th Guards Division on a non base hex, 1 hex south of Geraldton!!!!!
I moved a Bde and 2 Bns out to block it and a Bde from Perth, when settled they were ordered to move to the hex and then I found that an Inf Bde, 10 LH and an Inf Bn moved directly west but the 4th Cav Bde moved via Geraldton???? Didnt matter in the end as 6th Guards was unsupplied.
Moved my units back into Geraldton.
Then the AI totally screwed up by landing 3 full IJA Infantry Divisions at Geraldton, if this happened 2 mths back it might have been succesful. Now I have to move 16th (Duke of York) Bde back across country plus anything else (a few Armd Rgts with Lee/Grant) I can find, the shop at Ooldea will be busy.
Finally got an airforce into OZ. 1 CV still in the docks in Sydney, 3 others just passing Kiribati headed to PH.
Apart from OZ plus the occasional outbreak in the Aleutians or Midway the AI isnt doing much, or is it??? Seen some more BB with funny names!
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