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The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A) - R... - 10/18/2011 8:33:28 AM   
castor troy


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After an absence of a couple of months Iīve started two new PBEM, a fast paced one against mortar and a slower one against 1eyedjacks. Both are Babeslite games with ABīs extended map. Scen 26B, using the latest beta patch.

I donīt know much about mortar, I actually didnīt know anything about him as heīs not been very active on the forum so this will be foggy territory. Though he told me heīs very experienced and didnīt find someone on his national forum as he knocked out his opponents in fast order so he has to look for someone on the Matrix forum. Well, I was looking for an experienced player so letīs see how this is going to play out.

These are the settings and house rules:

Realism options:

FOW ON
advanced Weather OFF
Allied damage control ON
PDU ON
historical first turn OFF
Dec 7 surprise ON
reliable USN torps OFF
realistic R&D OFF
no unit withdrawels OFF
reinforcements VARIABLE +/- 60 days

Game options:

combat reports ON
auto sub ops OFF
TF move radius ON
plane move radius ON
facilities expand OFF
auto upgrade ships and airgroups OFF
air and ground replacements OFF
turn cycle 1 TURN


House rules:

no new Allied TFs on turn 1
only one Japanese port strike
cease fire in China until 1 Feb 42
no Allied strategic bombing of occupied Allied territory at any time, Allied strategic bombing only allowed on Japanese held territory of 12/7/41
no Allied 4E bombers on naval attack below 10.000ft from 6/42 on. Valid for Army 4Es, not valid for Allied NAVY heavy bombers at any time
as realistic R&D is turned OFF, no overabuse of this function. Means not producing any aircraft earlier than 4 months of their normal arrival as it would be quite off to see Shidens or whatever super advanced ac a year earlier (or even earlier) and it has been proved already that R&D can go totally off in that respect





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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/18/2011 9:55:20 AM   
castor troy


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I stick to posting annoted combat reports as I just like to show what really happened, though this time I probably wonīt try to have 100% of the combat reports in the AAR as many things are just in the range of being boring to to being annoying, so the non important days will be either left out completely or having parts deleted.


The war begins...

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 07, 41
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Sub attack near Patani at 54,73

Japanese Ships
AK Tosan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KXVII


SS KXVII launches 2 torpedoes at AK Tosan Maru
KXVII bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection


itīs actually the Allied who start hostile action...

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Naval bombardment of Midway Island at 158,91

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Ushio
DD Sazanami

Allied Ships
AG Regulus, Shell hits 1


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


Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 44

DD Ushio firing at Midway Island
DD Sazanami firing at Midway Island

Retaliating the sinking of a Japanese xAK two IJN destroyers shell Allied installations on Midway...

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and then enemy aircraft darken the shadow over Hawaii


Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 1,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 68
B5N2 Kate x 144
D3A1 Val x 126



Allied aircraft

no flights


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 11 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 7 destroyed by flak
B5N2 Kate: 5 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 19 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
B-18A Bolo: 53 damaged
B-18A Bolo: 4 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 53 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 3 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 162 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 6 destroyed on ground
A-20A Havoc: 14 damaged
A-20A Havoc: 4 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 85 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 4 destroyed on ground
C-33: 2 damaged
SBD-1 Dauntless: 28 damaged
SBD-1 Dauntless: 4 destroyed on ground
B-17E Fortress: 13 damaged
F4F-3 Wildcat: 10 damaged
F4F-3 Wildcat: 3 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 9 damaged
O-47A: 2 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 16 damaged
P-36A Mohawk: 1 destroyed on ground
R3D-2: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 10, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 7, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 7, on fire
CM Oglala
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 9, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AV Tangier
DM Pruitt
DM Montgomery
AV Wright
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 8, heavy fires
DD Tucker, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
BB California, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
PT-28, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
CA New Orleans, Bomb hits 1
CL Phoenix, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA San Francisco, Torpedo hits 1
xAK Florence D., Bomb hits 1, on fire






Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Airbase hits 51
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 108
Port hits 20
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 2

the enemy decided to attack Pearl Harbour, something I always preferre to see than if KB bombs my subs at Manila as this is a bigger blow to the Allied in the game IMO, even though in real life the Pearl Harbour attack would be, not to talk about the loss of life. I was surprised in many ways here, first most of the Zekes were strafing the airfield, doing some damage but also suffering for doing so (one of the reasons I would never do that, total waste to lose even one of the Zeke super heroe pilots for a couple of mostly useless Allied ac destroyed on the ground). Instead many if not most of the Vals were on port attack which is again surprising to me as the Vals do sh*t on port attack and probably only one or two 250kg bombs actually did some damage to my ships in port, if you leave out a couple of AA mounts being destroyed which doesnīt count much for me. I would have used the Zekes purely for escort while having all Vals on airfield attack (to actually knock out the airfield and the aircraft there - this may well be a problem for the IJN if the Japanese hang around some more time) and have all Kates on port attack to care about the BB.

There were quite a lot of torp attacks, more than Iīm used to and I think 14 torp hits arenīt that bad. On the other hand, how many torp hits were scored in real life? The Kates achieve a 50% hit rate with torps in this attack. Looking at the combat report, the damage looks severe, but donīt forget that a lot of bomb hits werenīt penetrating 800kg bombs from the Kates but 250kg peas from the Vals which donīt do much when hitting BBs in port. Nevertheless Iīve expected to see two of my battlewaggons sink in port, more about the damage in the next post. Besides that, I had around 5 times more damaged aircraft than I even had at the base, thatīs pretty foggy. Overall losses at the airbase were light, same goes to flak losses of IJN bombers though.



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
13 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 1,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 44



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 44

Aircraft Attacking:
42 x Ki-27b Nate bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb

even Nates strafe an airfield, doing some damage to the field in this case...

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 63
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Walrus II: 3 damaged
Walrus II: 1 destroyed on ground
Vildebeest III: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 17
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 46

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

63 Zekes escorting a strike to Hong Kong???

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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 6,200 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1200 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 18

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

attack at 5000ft, another surprise. Does that make any sense? I doubt it, because I guess the bombers got better bomb skill than lowgrd skill and they fly with reduced load. Attacking at 6000ft would make much more sense...

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-36 Ida x 27
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12
Ki-51 Sonia x 24



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Walrus II: 4 damaged



Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

another strike against HK airfield...


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Morning Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 58



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 1 damaged


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


Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 45

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

these bombers attacked at 7000ft...

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Morning Air attack on Kuantan , at 51,79

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 55



Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 49

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
30 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Zamboanga at 75,87

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CA Houston, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CL Boise



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Iīve been absent for several months to "calm down" and it takes halve the first turn to make me explode right away! Donīt know how many times Iīve said naval movement is totally borked, donīt know how many ships (of both sides) were lost to borked naval movement (no not refuel, not an op point issue or any other explanation, just non working movement) in my last PBEM and I start off losing Houston due to the silly happening that the TF was only moving 4 hexes this turn while being set on full speed! FULL SPEED! Iīve went back and loaded the turn to have a look at the ship and I canīt see a reason why it only moved 4 hexes. 11 super Kates are of course easily enough to sink an undamaged heavy cruiser, something weīre used to since WITP days.

What a friging beginning...


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Afternoon Air attack on Kuantan , at 51,79

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 72
G4M1 Betty x 27



No Japanese losses


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


Airbase hits 25
Airbase supply hits 10
Runway hits 73

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
36 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

100 Nells/Betties bombing Kuantan? At 15000 ft? And no attack on the main bases of the Philipines so far? No atatck on Singapore using the advantage of surprise? This really all is very surprising to me so far. And I havenīt experienced something like this in any of my previous games. More looks like the AI has taken over controll...


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Afternoon Air attack on Singora , at 51,72

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 22



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 5
Buffalo I x 13


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IF: 1 destroyed
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (5 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-27b Nate (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes

damn, my mistake, forgot about these squadrons that were set to attack by default...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Zamboanga at 75,87

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 15



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Boise
CL Marblehead, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

not only did we loose Houston (not sunk yet but gone for sure), we also lose Marblehead. Iīve set Marblehead and Boise to merge with Houston and while Houston decided to move only a couple of hexes on full speed during the whole turn, Marblehead sprinted in, as well as Boise. Idiotic. This TF should be nearly a dozen hexes out of range of the enemy super CVE and not ending up two hexes right next to it. I really wanted to keep my ranting behind my back for quite some time but failed apparantly...


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Submarine attack near Patani at 54,73

Japanese Ships
AK Tosan Maru, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KXVII

Japanese ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



AK Tosan Maru is sighted by SS KXVII
SS KXVII launches 4 torpedoes

after hitting Tosan Maru earlier today Iīve thought the ship would only be carrying supplies but now casualties are reported as the ship is sent to hell...

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Pre-Invasion action off Kota Bharu (51,75)

30 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
DD Uranami
PB Tatsumiya Maru
AK Sasako Maru
DD Ayanami

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


Allied ground losses:
226 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


CL Sendai firing at 8th Indian Brigade
DD Uranami firing at FMSV Brigade
PB Tatsumiya Maru fired at enemy troops
DD Uranami fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

an expected invasion of Kota Bharu... Force Z has been withdrawn South with hindsight...

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Amphibious Assault at Kota Bharu (51,75)

TF 85 troops unloading over beach at Kota Bharu, 51,75

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



12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 56th Infantry Rgt
16 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad lost in surf during unload of 12th Engr Rgt
16 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad accidentally lost during unload of 12th Engr Rgt
16 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 12th Engr Rgt /2


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Amphibious Assault at Batan Island (85,70)

TF 90 troops unloading over beach at Batan Island, 85,70



12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of Sasebo 1st SNLF /4


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Amphibious Assault at Batan Island (85,70)

TF 96 troops unloading over beach at Batan Island, 85,70



12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 24th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Kota Bharu (51,75)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3548 troops, 36 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 118

Defending force 4828 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 172

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



Assaulting units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
3rd ISF Base Force

Defending units:
56th Infantry Rgt /1
12th Engr Rgt /1
5th JAAF AF Coy /1

the number of enemy troops isnīt frightening so far but I guess more to show up tomorrow. If weīre lucky, our troops might hold for a day or two...
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Ground combat at Batan Island (85,70)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1629 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 69

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 29

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 29 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Batan Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+)



Assaulting units:
Sasebo 1st SNLF /3
24th JAAF AF Bn /1

first Allied base to be lost to the Japanese...

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Ground combat at Bayombong (80,75)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 265 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 9

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Bayombong !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1


Japanese paras drop into a dot base further inland, East of Clark field. This is again something I fail to understand as Iīve got no clue what this dot base is worth for the Japanese. Dropping paras at the coast would have made sense as this would mean having a friendly base to unload the invasion troops tomorrow but that dot base is totally useless as it also doesnīt cut the retreat path of any or my units. Hmmm...

To sum up the first turn, nothing really unexpected, two cruisers lost to the game engine and many attacks that make no sense at all to me or are done in a way that make no sense to me. Lol, wonīt complain about that.



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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/18/2011 10:32:04 AM   
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Unless I read your comments wrongly a possible reason why Houston moved 4 hexes was that you set it to merge with the other ships, iirc, once you do that the ships in question will slow down to allow the others to catch up so they can merge as ordered.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/18/2011 11:21:54 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Arnhem

Unless I read your comments wrongly a possible reason why Houston moved 4 hexes was that you set it to merge with the other ships, iirc, once you do that the ships in question will slow down to allow the others to catch up so they can merge as ordered.




not really in that case, because Houston was the one the furthest North, while Marblehead was coming from the South (were Houston was directly going to) and the same was correct for Boise more or less, starting South East of Houston. And if a TF slows down to allow other ships to catch up you get a message during turn resolution, which also didnīt happen. It was just yet another wonky nav movement to experience.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/18/2011 12:09:29 PM   
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I think it would have made a difference had you set the Houston and the Boise set to merge with the Marblehead... it's always about who you set to merge with whom....

but I quite agree....

my example of my "longest" PBEM...

10 CVs, 5 CVLs in 4 TFs set to "full" speed to attack Tokyo harbor with an alpha strike - the TFs were undetected....
the range to target was 18 hexes - max strike range 7 - so I set them to max speed to close in on the target within 1 turn... (max speed for all TFs was 8 - so a maximum of 16 should have been achieved - and I even odered them to move "only" 14 hexes) - a move of 11 should have been enough... BUT - all TFs only moved 10 hexes - so no strike happened, but the CVs were spotted...

now I set the ships to refuel 2 turns ago - to make sure than no "in-turn" refuelling would happen... - furthermore I made sure that AFTER no strike happened, to check the "ops" points - all were at 0...

so I have no freakin idea why they didn't move 1 hex more....surprise was lost, and I had to withdraw my CVs....
an excellent opportunity it was too - night attacks had the Tokyo AF almost closed, and at least made my oppponent move his fighters out of there - only about 20 were left after recon... - and I had about 1200 planes in those CV-TFs!

oh - and about 140 ships in Tokyo harbor.... - amongst these BBs, CAs, CLs, SS etc etc etc....

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/18/2011 12:16:35 PM   
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Iīve set the other cruisers to join the Houston because the Houston had the longest way to the destination hex so it was kind of logical to me to set the Houston as lead ship. Oh well, itīs been uncountable times both sides lost ships due to naval movement not nearly doing what it was expected to, never having an explanation for it to fail.

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This is how my BBs looked like right after KBīs attack. I have to say I was positively surprised when I saw the actual damage as Iīve been sure I would be able to save all of them if KB wouldnīt attack another time. And to be honest, I definitely expected KB to attack another time.




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And these are my air losses of the first turn. Have to say Iīve never suffered so few losses on turn one with PH being the only major airfield that has been attacked and then with far too few Vals. We claim 15 Zeroes but that may well be overclaiming, still, not using them for airfield strafing would probably mean not having lost 10 elite pilots so thatīs fine with me. Losing nearly a dozen Catalinas seems to be the biggest loss for us. Losses to both Vals and Kates is totally disappointing though.




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 08, 41
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Invasion Support action off Kota Bharu (51,75)

16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
DD Shikinami
DD Isonami
PB Tatsumiya Maru
AK Sasako Maru
DD Ayanami

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


Allied ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


DD Shikinami firing at 8th Indian Brigade
DD Isonami firing at 8th Indian Brigade
PB Tatsumiya Maru fired at enemy troops
DD Isonami fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

the enemy keeps unloading at Kota Bharu and we wonīt do anything about it. Have flown out our bombers which are totally useless with their bombing skills somewhere around 20 and Force Z is further moving away from the action.


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Submarine attack near Tandjoengpinang at 50,85

Japanese Ships
SS I-122

Allied Ships
xAKL Larut, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage



xAKL Larut is sighted by SS I-122
SS I-122 attacking on the surface
Massive explosion on xAKL Larut

mine layer sub kills a small freighter...

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TF 254 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
SS Perch, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

oh how I love it... either I fail to understand the routines or they donīt do what ppl think they do... Years ago the consensus was that battle, movement, upgrades, etc. happen from 0 to x, means TF 1 moves, then TF 2, then TF 3 and so on... so... as Iīve expected enemy mines at Bataan (which player isnīt doing this?) Iīve FIRST created a minesweeping TF to move there, then lots of TFs containing low value throw away freighters (those that get sunk by the IJN anyway) to move out of Manila and only then Iīve created my sub TFs of one sub each having the HIGHEST TF numbers of those leaving Manila...

sooo.....

what happens? My subs move FIRST, one after another hitting one of the three dozen mines laid by the IJN mine layer sub... crazy...
what got me upset on turn one goes hand in hand in turn two... and Iīve thought I could stop ranting...


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TF 255 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
SS Pickerel, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



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TF 263 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
SS Sargo, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage





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TF 283 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
AM Tanager
AM Quail
TK Mindanao, Mine hits 1, on fire


5 mines cleared

my dedicated minesweeping TF is actually doing nothing, nor have any other ships hit mines...


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Amphibious Assault at Makin (136,125)

TF 15 troops unloading over beach at Makin, 136,125

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 51st Nav Gd
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 51st Nav Gd


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Amphibious Assault at Laoag (81,72)

TF 18 troops unloading over beach at Laoag, 81,72

Japanese ground losses:
126 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



10 troops of a IJA HMG Section lost in surf during unload of 65th Bde
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 65th Bde
Motorized Support accidentally lost during unload of 2nd Tank Rgt /3
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 65th Bde /2
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 65th Bde /4
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 65th Bde /5
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 65th Bde /5
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 65th Bde /7
12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 65th Bde /8

heres the first wave coming ashore in the Philipines... no div spotted...


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Invasion Support action off Kota Bharu (51,75)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Tatsumiya Maru
AK Sasako Maru



PB Tatsumiya Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kota Bharu (51,75)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Tatsumiya Maru
AK Sasako Maru



PB Tatsumiya Maru fired at enemy troops


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Submarine attack near Tandjoengpinang at 50,85

Japanese Ships
SS I-154

Allied Ships
xAP Perak



xAP Perak is sighted by SS I-154
SS I-154 launches 2 torpedoes at xAP Perak


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Submarine attack near Tandjoengpinang at 50,85

Japanese Ships
SS I-153

Allied Ships
xAP Ipoh, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage



xAP Ipoh is sighted by SS I-153
SS I-153 launches 2 torpedoes at xAP Ipoh


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Submarine attack near Iba at 78,73

Japanese Ships
SS I-124

Allied Ships
xAKL Dai Lee, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage



xAKL Dai Lee is sighted by SS I-124
SS I-124 attacking on the surface

IJN subs will be pretty effective during the first weeks I fear...
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Sub attack near Itbayat Island at 83,69

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 1
SC Ch 3
xAK Ohio Maru
xAK Arizona Maru
PB Taiko Maru
PB Kamitsu Maru
SC Ch 15
SC Ch 14

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 1
S-36 diving deep ....
PB Taiko Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 14 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 14 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 14 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 14 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 14 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
23 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes

first sweep to Manila, all my fighters are at Clark though and unfortunately four leak out to be cut down...

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

more doing the same... not sure it makes any sense trying to fight over the Philipines, I may well try to do so over Singapore this time which is also something I usually refuse...

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Morning Air attack on Davao , at 79,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 1,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 17



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x A5M4 Claude bombing from 100 feet *

now that attack also makes pretty much no sense at all to me... those Claudes donīt even carry bombs... so I would keep them over the CVEs or CVLs their coming from...



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 37
Ki-27b Nate x 16
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 24



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
202 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...

again bombing from 5000ft, fine with me my troops here canīt hold anyway, no matter if theyīre bombed or not, I wouldnīt use my bombers for ground attacks that early...

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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 40
G4M1 Betty x 15

Ki-27b Nate x 16
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 23



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
20 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...

wow, even using Nells and Betties for this task... why?


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 44
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-44 Tojo x 5
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12
Ki-51 Sonia x 19



No Japanese losses



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

and again a hell a lot of Zekes escorting a Hong Kong strike... amazing as I donīt know what the enemy is afraid of to meet here... AVG perhaps? AVG is sitting in Burma (Toungoo), not knowing what to do with it so far...


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Morning Air attack on 3rd ISF Base Force, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 24



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on 22nd Indian Brigade, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 32



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



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...

my opponent seems to really like using his bombers for ground support, all over the place the enemy is flying ground attacks, still leaving my major airfields intact... not knowing if he will stick to it but if he does, he will sure regret it at some point...

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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 23
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 24



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 4
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 23
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 24



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Dadjangas at 76,93

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 3



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 3


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

my B-17 tried to bomb a CVE or CVL but they start out at so low moral they turn around instantly... why would these squadrons have so low moral on the first day of the war?

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Afternoon Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 41
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 14



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Walrus II: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

I canīt move the couple of aircrafts anywhere and disbanding them would mean destroying them so Iīll just let the IJAAF do the job...
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Afternoon Air attack on 11th PA Infantry Division, at 80,74 (San Fernando)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dadjangas at 76,93

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 3



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes



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Ground combat at Kota Bharu (51,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5044 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 172

Defending force 3656 troops, 39 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 83

Japanese adjusted assault: 141

Allied adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 70 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kota Bharu !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), preparation(-)
morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

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


Allied ground losses:
1348 casualties reported
Squads: 90 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 114 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 28 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 26 (26 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
5th JAAF AF Coy

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
3rd ISF Base Force

the expected short fight here... even without the air attacks we wouldnīt have resisted for more than one day...
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Ground combat at Makin (136,125)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1597 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 55

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 55 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Makin !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
51st Nav Gd /1



as you may have noticed, no attack of KB against Hawaii. That doesnīt mean the IJN has turned around, KB has been spotted sitting a couple of hexes off Hawaii for a sight seeing tour. I donīt know if mortar expected me to run with my ships or if just the next wave of attacks failed due to weather, neither in the morning nor afternoon there was any cloud over KB so I doubt any strike was ordered. I have to say that I really wonder about the things that are going on and weīre only into turn two. No BB is in danger to sink, my fighters repair at an ok rate (due to the low damage on the airfield service) and weīve got around a hundred fighters on Hawaii IIRC, with 1/3 being obsolete types though. Needless to say that all pilots are total crap though.




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 09, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Vigan at 80,73, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DMS W-15
DMS W-16
DMS W-19
PB Yodozo Maru
xAK Tokusima Maru
xAK Kosei Maru #4
xAK Yamagiku Maru
xAK Toyokawa Maru
xAK Konan Maru
xAK Somedono Maru
xAK Kosin Maru #2
xAK Kurohime Maru
xAK Daisin Maru
xAK Aki Maru
xAK Chowa Maru
xAK Koyo Maru
xAK Soyo Maru
xAK Sugiyama Maru
xAK Tsuyama Maru
xAK Ueizuru Maru
xAK Yasuteru Maru
xAKL Kikuryu Maru
xAKL Misaki Maru
xAP Terukuni Maru
xAP Husimi Maru
xAP Kamo Maru

Allied Ships
PT-35
PT-41
PT Q-111
PT Q-112
PT Q-113



Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages PB Yodozo Maru at 11,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages DMS W-15 at 11,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages xAKL Kikuryu Maru at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...

our PT never managed to get any closer than 10000 yards, makes any attack impossible... there is no SAG to cover this invasion which is, again, surprising... not because the invasion is in real danger of being attacked by our ships (our Hong Kong DD squadron could attack though) but to have some cruisers to act as targets for any air attack which I could attempt... even the low skilled pilots could hit a ship unloading now and then when attacking at 1000ft...


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Sub attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Azumasan Maru
xAK Yomei Maru
xAK Maebasi Maru
xAK Arimasan Maru
TB Kamo
TB Kiji

Allied Ships
SS Snapper



SS Snapper launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Azumasan Maru
Snapper bottoming out ....
TB Kamo fails to find sub and abandons search
TB Kiji fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kiji fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kiji fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kiji fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kiji fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kiji fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

the expected ploink... a couple of hundreds of them more to see in the next 12 months...


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Amphibious Assault at Vigan (80,73)

TF 43 troops unloading over beach at Vigan, 80,73

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



12 Aviation Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 5th Air Div
Motorized Support dropped into water during unload of 5th Air Div
12 Aviation Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 5th Air Div
Motorized Support damaged beyond repair during unload of 5th Air Div
12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 2nd Naval Const Bn
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 4th Field AF Const Bn
12 Aviation Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 5th Air Div /2


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Amphibious Assault at Aparri (82,73)

TF 87 troops unloading over beach at Aparri, 82,73

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



37mm Type 94 AT Gun lost overboard during unload of Tanaka Det
12 Engineers accidentally lost during unload of 40th JAAF AF Bn /3
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Tanaka Det /2
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 28th JAAF AF Bn


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ASW attack near Laoag at 80,71

Japanese Ships
DMS W-15
xAK Yasuteru Maru
xAK Sugiyama Maru
xAK Koyo Maru
xAK Kosin Maru #2
xAK Konan Maru
xAK Kosei Maru #4
xAK Tokusima Maru
xAKL Kikuryu Maru
PB Yodozo Maru
DMS W-19

Allied Ships
SS S-38



SS S-38 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS W-15
PB Yodozo Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 82,95, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze

Allied Ships
xAP Legaspi, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Isla Filipinas, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
xAKL Surigao, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
xAKL Kanlaon II, Shell hits 4, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 17,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 17,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
DD Suzukaze launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAP Legaspi at 17,000 yards
DD Umikaze launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAP Legaspi at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAP Legaspi at 14,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAP Legaspi at 14,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Surigao at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
xAP Legaspi sunk by DD Umikaze at 11,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Surigao at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Kanlaon II at 10,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Surigao at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Kanlaon II at 9,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Surigao
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Surigao at 9,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Isla Filipinas at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Kanlaon II at 8,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Isla Filipinas at 8,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Isla Filipinas at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Surigao at 7,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Surigao
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Surigao at 7,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Surigao at 7,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Isla Filipinas at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Isla Filipinas
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Isla Filipinas at 5,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Isla Filipinas at 5,000 yards
xAKL Isla Filipinas sunk by DD Suzukaze at 5,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

this is the beginning of the whipe out of my fleeing ships... more comments on this later on...

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TF 254 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
AM Bittern
AM Whippoorwill



15 mines cleared

doesnīt matter anymore, all ships passed through already...
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Vigan at 80,73, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Bisan Maru #3
AMc Choun Maru #7
PB Choun Maru #18
xAK Sydney Maru
xAK Anyo Maru
xAK Kumagawa Maru
xAK Tatukami Maru
xAK Okiyu Maru
xAK Kosei Maru
xAK Kotoku Maru
xAK Keisho Maru
xAK Hokuan Maru
xAK Maya Maru
xAK Takaoka Maru
xAK Atlas Maru
xAK Kamoi Maru
xAK Shinyubari Maru
xAK Shirogane Maru
xAK Tenzan Maru
xAK Yamadori Maru
xAK Karachi Maru
xAK Pacific Maru
xAK Kuwayama Maru
xAK Siraha Maru
xAK Chuko Maru

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-32
PT-33
PT-34



Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 17,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

lol, another try, another borked NAVAL MOVEMENT... while the first PT managed to move six hexes during the night to engage shipping, the second one was also tasked to move to Vigan but FAILED to move six hexes and showed up during the DAY!!! Something that shouldnīt happen... a) because thereīs no reason not to move those 6 hexes and b) with retire the TF should never attack during the day...

I try to tell me every turn not to use my ships to attack at all because I know just too well that naval movement screws it up too often (pretty much an AE thing though) and the IJN is so much superior to the USN and RN that it is a bad idea to engage them anyway, no matter if in 41 or 45, the IJN will always be worth two or three times the USN.


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Davao at 82,93, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Cebu, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
xAKL Latouche, Shell hits 17, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Cebu at 17,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages xAKL Latouche at 17,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAKL Cebu at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Cebu at 14,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAKL Latouche at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Cebu at 13,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Latouche at 13,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAKL Latouche at 13,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAKL Cebu at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages xAKL Cebu at 10,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages xAKL Latouche at 10,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAKL Latouche at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAKL Latouche at 8,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Cebu at 8,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAKL Latouche at 8,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages xAKL Cebu at 8,000 yards
xAKL Cebu sunk by DD Yukikaze at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Latouche at 9,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Latouche at 9,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Latouche
xAKL Latouche sunk by DD Tokitsukaze at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Davao at 82,93, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Fortuna
xAKL Princess of Negros



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Allied Transport TF evades combat


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Submarine attack near Johnston Island at 159,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-20

Allied Ships
AP William Ward Burrows, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage



AP William Ward Burrows is sighted by SS I-20
SS I-20 attacking on the surface

in the middle of nowhere we lose a fast AP... not a nice loss at this stage of the war...

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Sub attack near Billiton at 52,92

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
CM Rigel, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



SS I-165 launches 4 torpedoes
I-165 bottoming out ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
22 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Brunei at 65,87

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 20
G4M1 Betty x 17



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Thanet
DM Thracian
DD Scout



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
20 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

an unexpected strike coming in at these destroyers that were moving from HK to Northern Borneo when Ms. Betty and Ms. Nell were coming across the South China Sea... amazingly all missed...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 108 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
25 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

Japanese recon should show Manilaīs airfield nearly empty while lots of fighters at Clark... is this an attempt to engage leaking Cap? On turn three when my fighters are nothing but targets anyway?


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 22
Ki-51 Sonia x 19



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Walrus II: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...


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Morning Air attack on 137/155th Field Regiment, at 49,73 (Alor Star)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 53
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 37



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


Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 15th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 137/155th Field Regiment ...

the enemy keeps using hundreds of bombers to attack ground targets... in the meantime, troops within fortress Singapore have started building forts after finishing repairs on the port...


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Morning Air attack on 11th PA Infantry Division, at 80,74 (San Fernando)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 16



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
Ki-36 Ida x 21



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 99 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
Ki-44 Tojo x 5
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 3rd War Area , at 88,56 (Chuhsien)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 12
Ki-51 Sonia x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb

what about the cease fire in China?

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Pearl Harbor at 180,107



Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 55
B5N2 Kate x 22
D3A1 Val x 44



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 1
P-36A Mohawk x 14
P-40B Warhawk x 29
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
D3A1 Val: 7 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-36A Mohawk: 3 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Schley, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Ward
DD Chew
DD Allen


lol, had some destroyers trying to engage KB during the night (not really hoped to do damage but perhaps causing a collision) and they returned to PH during the day when they were picked up by KBīs search aircraft and KB sent out more than a hundred aircraft to attack them. Lots of bombers and unfortunately also a big escort so I havenīt expected anything else than my fighters being shred when already being disappointed about the number of our fighters in the air. We quickly lost a dozen fighters but then they were able to break through the escorts to target the bombers. Oh how nice is that to watch that early in the campaign... Of course one couldnīt expect a slaughter within the bomber formation but 20 bombers being shot down by the Cap is coming pretty close to a slaughter I would say. Being shot up and bad weather prevented a massacre within our ships while one of the DD was hit by torp and sinks all hands down. I would call this a first success for us though. It will be an effort to wear down KBīs airwings and all the highly skilled IJN and IJNAF units and the earlier we achieve some successes the better.

This attack supports my thoughts that mortar is having KB on standby waiting for my ships to flee. But why should I attempt to do this?


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
21 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
18th PG/6th PS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
18th PG/19th PS with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
18th PG/44th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
15th PG/45th PS with P-36A Mohawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
15th PG/46th PS with P-36A Mohawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
15th PG/47th PS with P-40B Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
15th PG/72nd PS with P-26A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
18th PG/73rd PS with P-40B Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
18th PG/78th PS with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Miri at 64,87

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 13



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Pillsbury
DD Pope



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Brunei at 65,87

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 17



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Scout
DM Thracian
DD Thanet



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Laoag at 81,72

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 11


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Anyo Maru
xAK Yomei Maru
xAP Kokuryu Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

ok, 11 bombers, all miss the unloading freighters... this is what Iīve meant when I missed IJN cover by heavy cruisers for the Philipine invasions... but in the end, even a couple of bomb hits wonīt really effect the IJN...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Laoag at 81,72

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Sydney Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Chuko Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 106 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 48
B5N2 Kate x 89
D3A1 Val x 87



Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 11
P-40B Warhawk x 24
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 11 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-36A Mohawk: 4 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 2 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Allen, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Ward, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Chew
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage

in the afternoon my DDs are attacked again as well as some bombs are dropped over Hawaii... most bombers seem to have attacked the Destroyers and those that didnīt were hit hard by flak over the port... damage again was minimal while we lose another old DD... I really donīt get why the enemy isnīt ordering at least one more major port strike of the Kates and have the Vals bombing the airfield... CAP numbers were disappointing but when looking at what weīve shot down today, I can say Iīm more than satisfied...




Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
21 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
22 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
20 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
18th PG/6th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
18th PG/19th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
18th PG/44th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
15th PG/45th PS with P-36A Mohawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
15th PG/46th PS with P-36A Mohawk (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
15th PG/47th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
18th PG/73rd PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 2000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
18th PG/78th PS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes

Also attacking Pearl Harbor ...
Also attacking Pearl Harbor ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Ward
Also attacking Pearl Harbor ...
Also attacking Pearl Harbor ...
Also attacking Pearl Harbor ...


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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
TB Kiji
PB Suyozai Maru
xAP Kokuryu Maru
xAK Tarayasu Maru
xAK Asahisan Maru
xAK Azumasan Maru
TB Kamo

Allied Ships
SS S-37



SS S-37 launches 2 torpedoes at TB Kiji
TB Kamo fails to find sub and abandons search
TB Kiji fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kiji fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kiji fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kiji fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kiji fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

my subs havenīt proved to be killers so far... their time will come... what I really like is the way torp tubes are handled in the mod, seems to work very well...


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5514 troops, 191 guns, 133 vehicles, Assault Value = 629

Defending force 7269 troops, 132 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 225

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


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


Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
1st Middlesex Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


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Ground combat at Laoag (81,72)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6958 troops, 33 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 303

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 236

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 236 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Laoag !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
65th Brigade
2nd Tank Regiment







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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/18/2011 2:15:49 PM   
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At the risk of stepping into something smelly, about sweeping the mines at Bataan. If you make the minesweeping TF first and give it a destination of Bataan, they will then sweep mines before any other TFs move. If you have them just pass through, they likely will not even detect the mines. Remember the minefield was laid that night and has not been detected when your TFs move from Manilla. I know it works because I have used that sequence in both my AI games and my one PBEM game. I usually give the minesweeping TF a home port of Tarakan.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/18/2011 2:18:34 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Dan Nichols

At the risk of stepping into something smelly, about sweeping the mines at Bataan. If you make the minesweeping TF first and give it a destination of Bataan, they will then sweep mines before any other TFs move. If you have them just pass through, they likely will not even detect the mines. Remember the minefield was laid that night and has not been detected when your TFs move from Manilla. I know it works because I have used that sequence in both my AI games and my one PBEM game. I usually give the minesweeping TF a home port of Tarakan.



yes, correct. The minesweepers were set to Bataan. They are still there two weeks into the campaign. They just didnīt arrive there first even though they had the lowest TF number. Homeport of the AM was still Manila. In the end, not working as expected still gives the most realistic outcome.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 10, 41
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TF 254 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
AM Bittern
AM Whippoorwill



13 mines cleared

lol

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 82,95, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Magallanes, Shell hits 10, and is sunk




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 57% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 10,000 yards
CL Nagara launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAKL Magallanes at 10,000 yards
DD Shiokaze fires at xAKL Magallanes at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Magallanes at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Magallanes at 4,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAKL Magallanes at 4,000 yards
xAKL Magallanes sunk by DD Yamakaze at 4,000 yards
xAKL Magallanes sunk by DD Yamakaze at 4,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 82,95, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Luzon, Shell hits 22, and is sunk




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 57% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 11,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Luzon at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Luzon at 9,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Luzon at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Luzon at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAKL Luzon at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Luzon at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Luzon at 11,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAKL Luzon at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Luzon at 9,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAKL Luzon at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Luzon at 10,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAKL Luzon at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Yamakaze collides with DD Kawakaze at 82 , 95
CL Nagara engages xAKL Luzon at 6,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAKL Luzon at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
xAKL Luzon sunk by CL Nagara at 7,000 yards
xAKL Luzon sunk by CL Nagara at 7,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

since day two weīve been into the problem that with the given, new feature of mid ocean intercepts it is pretty much an uber feature now as it makes a couple of TF being able to create a bulletprove blocade of the whole Philipines as each and every time an enemy TF is in the same hex as a single or two ship TF of mine we have a surface combat popping up... in the next couple of days Iīm literally losing 90% of my ships from Manila to enemy surface combat TFs as they end up in the same hex. Wonder how hard it is to find a xAKL in a 45 mile hex at night. And the funniest thing to watch is when it says "TF xy retreats from enemy surface TF", "TF xy sets course for z" as this is even more working into the attackers hands. As it stands now, my TFs are coming from the North, the first one is attacked, the rest retreats NORTH one hex and right after moves SOUTH again one hex. Result is that the TF moved exactly nowhere and is sunk by the enemy. OMG, this just doesnīt work. Oh well, Iīm sending out my ships in all directions, there may be one or two getting out. With mid ocean intercepts and waypoints there is no way a player can fail to obliberate whole fleets being spread out over thousands of square miles with one or two surface combat TFs.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Miri at 64,86, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CL Isuzu, Shell hits 1
DD Sagiri, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Scout
DD Thanet
DM Thracian

this happened by accident when my DD ran into this cruiser TF...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 57% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Watanabe, Seishichi crosses the 'T'
CA Chokai engages DM Thracian at 10,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Scout at 10,000 yards
DD Sagiri engages DD Scout at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Scout at 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages DM Thracian at 9,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DM Thracian at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages DD Scout at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages DM Thracian at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Sagiri engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
DD Sagiri engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Sagiri at 11,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DM Thracian at 11,000 yards
DD Thanet engages CL Isuzu at 11,000 yards
DD Sagiri engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Sagiri at 12,000 yards
DD Sagiri engages DD Scout at 12,000 yards
DD Sagiri engages DD Scout at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Submarine attack near Hengchun at 82,68

Japanese Ships
xAKL Heiyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-41



xAKL Heiyo Maru is sighted by SS S-41
SS S-41 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Heiyo Maru


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 82,95, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Regulus, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Kolambugan, Shell hits 17, and is sunk




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 57% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages xAKL Kolambugan at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAKL Kolambugan at 7,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAKL Regulus at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Kolambugan at 5,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAKL Regulus at 5,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAKL Kolambugan at 5,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAKL Regulus at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAKL Kolambugan at 9,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Kolambugan at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Kolambugan at 11,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages xAKL Kolambugan at 11,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAKL Kolambugan at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Kolambugan
CL Nagara engages xAKL Kolambugan at 10,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Regulus at 10,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages xAKL Kolambugan at 10,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAKL Kolambugan at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAKL Regulus at 9,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAKL Regulus at 9,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 80,98, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Princessa, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
xAKL Princess of Cebu, Shell hits 8, and is sunk




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 57% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 9,000 yards
DD Umikaze fires at xAKL Princess of Cebu at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Princess of Cebu at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
xAKL Princess of Cebu sunk by DD Suzukaze at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Princessa
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Princessa at 2,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Princessa
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Princessa at 2,000 yards
xAKL Princessa sunk by DD Suzukaze at 2,000 yards
xAKL Princessa sunk by DD Suzukaze at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

my ships are going to die in the dozens to three enemy surface combat TFs covering 25000 square miles... enemy aircraft are only a minor annoyance...

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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,72

Japanese Ships
PB Toko Maru #4
xAP Kokuryu Maru
xAK Yomei Maru
xAK Maebasi Maru
xAK Arimasan Maru
TB Kamo
TB Kiji

Allied Ships
SS Snapper



SS Snapper launches 2 torpedoes at PB Toko Maru #4
TB Kamo fails to find sub and abandons search
TB Kiji fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Amphibious Assault at Vigan (80,73)

TF 42 troops unloading over beach at Vigan, 80,73

Japanese ground losses:
317 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)



12 Aviation Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 11th JAAF Base Force /1
12 Aviation Support troops lost in surf during unload of 11th JAAF Base Force /1
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 47th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 47th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 47th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 47th Infantry Rgt
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 47th Infantry Rgt
12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 47th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 1st Formosa Inf. Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 1st Formosa Inf. Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 1st Formosa Inf. Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 1st Formosa Inf. Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 1st Formosa Inf. Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 1st Formosa Inf. Rgt
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 1st Formosa Inf. Rgt
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 1st Formosa Inf. Rgt
10 troops of a IJA HMG Section lost in surf during unload of 1st Formosa Inf. Rgt /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 47th Infantry Rgt /2
Type 89A Medium Tank lost in surf during unload of 7th Tank Rgt
Type 97 Tankette lost overboard during unload of 48th Recon Rgt
Motorized Support damaged beyond repair during unload of 1st Medium FA Rgt
15cm T96 Howitzer dropped into water during unload of 1st Medium FA Rgt
7.7mm T99 AAMG lost from landing craft during unload of 48th Engr Rgt
12 Aviation Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 11th JAAF Base Force
15cm T96 Howitzer lost from landing craft during unload of 1st Medium FA Rgt /2
Type 89A Medium Tank lost overboard during unload of 7th Tank Rgt /2
16 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 48th Engr Rgt /2


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Vigan at 80,73, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara
CL Kuma
DD Asakaze
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
PT-35
PT-41, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT Q-111
PT Q-112, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT Q-113

silly as the movement routine is, it failed again... the TF fails to move the ordered distance during the night and even though it is set to retire (means tasked to attack AT NIGHT) it ends up coming in during the day... no problem to hit two PT at 21000 yards for the IJN super heroes then... donīt use your ships...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
PT Q-112 sunk by CA Ashigara at 21,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT Q-111 at 21,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-35 at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
DD Asakaze collides with CA Maya at 80 , 73
CA Ashigara engages PT Q-111 at 19,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-41 at 19,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT Q-113 at 19,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT Q-111 at 19,000 yards
PT-41 sunk by CL Kuma at 19,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-35 at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT Q-113 at 18,000 yards
Mendez W. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-35 at 16,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages PT Q-113 at 16,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages PT-35 at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT Q-113 at 18,000 yards
CA Maya engages PT Q-113 at 18,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-35 at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT Q-113 at 16,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT Q-111 at 16,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages PT Q-113 at 16,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages PT Q-113 at 16,000 yards
Mendez W. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 22,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-35 at 22,000 yards
CA Maya engages PT Q-113 at 22,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-35 at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT Q-113 at 25,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Submarine attack near Muntok at 49,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
xAKL Kuala, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage



xAKL Kuala is sighted by SS I-158
SS I-158 attacking on the surface
Massive explosion on xAKL Kuala


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 81,95, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze

Allied Ships
AVD Childs, Shell hits 1



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages AVD Childs at 19,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages AVD Childs at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages AVD Childs at 18,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages AVD Childs at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages AVD Childs at 14,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages AVD Childs at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages AVD Childs at 12,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages AVD Childs at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages AVD Childs at 11,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages AVD Childs at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages AVD Childs at 10,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages AVD Childs at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages AVD Childs at 9,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages AVD Childs at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages AVD Childs at 14,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages AVD Childs at 14,000 yards
Shimizu, Itsurou orders Japanese TF to disengage
Task forces break off...


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TF 60 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Japanese Ships
SS I-165, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

bugger should be gone...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Siargao at 85,90, Range 13,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma

Allied Ships
AM Finch, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
AM Lark, Shell hits 10, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Appleton, V.B. crosses the 'T'
DD Inazuma engages AM Finch at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages AM Lark at 7,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages AM Lark at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages AM Lark at 6,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages AM Finch at 6,000 yards
Appleton, V.B. orders Allied TF to disengage
DD Inazuma engages AM Finch at 6,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages AM Finch at 6,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages AM Lark at 6,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages AM Finch at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages AM Lark at 5,000 yards
AM Finch sunk by DD Inazuma at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages AM Lark at 6,000 yards
AM Lark sunk by DD Ikazuchi at 6,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 102 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

how many more attacks is the enemy intending to fly against PH?

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 56
B5N2 Kate x 27
D3A1 Val x 101



Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 24
P-40B Warhawk x 58
F4F-3 Wildcat x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed, 7 damaged
D3A1 Val: 10 destroyed, 27 damaged
D3A1 Val: 6 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-36A Mohawk: 4 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 8 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 4, heavy damage
BB California, Bomb hits 4
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 4, on fire
DD Henley, Bomb hits 1, on fire
YO-44, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
CA San Francisco, Bomb hits 1
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 4, on fire
CL St. Louis, Bomb hits 1, on fire

the enemy keeps attacking PH and this time does better than before, even though our CAP is also more numerous than any time before over Hawaii... 56 Zekes arenīt enough to keep our fighters from attacking the bomber formations and we score quite some kills both with our fighters and fully alerted flak... this doesnīt keep a damned Kate putting a 800kg bomb right into the magazin of Nevada that blows up and sinks... thatīs absolutely unlucky because Nevada has been the least damaged one of the eight BB at Pearl. Unfortunately the enemy got an unlimited supply of 800kg bombs for IJNAF bombers attacking ports which makes them far more lethal than they were in real life and compared to Allied port strikes when you see 500lb bombs bouncing off enemy capital ships. As the exp requirement for Allied bombers using > 500lb bombs still hasnīt changed from WITP (as far as I know) we will never see Allied bombers using anything bigger than 500lb bombs if it isnīt the default load anyway. While IJNAF bombers get the 800kg bombs that are far more lethal than the Allied 1000lb bombs that still fail to pen a capital ship. Itīs a pity that this goes for one side but not for the other, in fact, after one strike KB should either have to attack with 250kg bombs or with torps, if there are no torps anymore, go with 250kg bombs (and smaller ones). As it stands now, KB can whipe out all BB with a more or less unlimited supply of 800kg bombs (only limited due to max sorties of the carriers) if the player wishes to do so. Thinking about this, there should be a house rule of a maximum of two Kate port strikes max. Everything else is highly unrealistic when it comes down to the ability to sink BB in port. I like when Pauk still says itīs an Allied edition.

On the other hand I have been lucky enough to lose only one BB so far (another one is in sinking condition now). Repair time of the heavily damaged ones is nearly three years now though, so those could be effectively seen as sunk too as they wonīt play a role in the war anymore.

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


Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 8000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
18th PG/6th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
18th PG/19th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
18th PG/44th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
15th PG/45th PS with P-36A Mohawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
15th PG/46th PS with P-36A Mohawk (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
15th PG/47th PS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
18th PG/73rd PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
18th PG/78th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers

Magazine explodes on BB Nevada


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 29
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 24
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 22
Ki-51 Sonia x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking Rifles of Canada Battalion ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 29
Ki-36 Ida x 21



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 29
Ki-44 Tojo x 5
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 5



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 3rd War Area , at 88,56 (Chuhsien)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 12
Ki-51 Sonia x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Aparri at 82,73

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 12


Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 2 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
APD Shimakaze, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Kumakawa Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
363 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

we "strike back"... attack coming from Clark Field as the enemy still didnīt find it worthwhile to knock out or even attack that airfield...



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 8


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kosei Maru #4, Bomb hits 1
xAK Koyo Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 5
P-35A x 8
P-40B Warhawk x 8
P-40E Warhawk x 37


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-35A: 3 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

first sweep coming in and while our formations are shred, the enemy also loses some Zekes... the difference between my first PBEM when land based radar didnīt work and this PBEM with radar working is immense when I look at the first two weeks of war (AAR is behind the game about 10 days)...

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 14 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 18



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 4 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

ok, thatīs it for Clark Fieldīs fighter defense already... one day of fights and weīve got to retreat...

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on 15th Indian Brigade, at 49,73 (Alor Star)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 22



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


Allied ground losses:
88 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 109th RAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 15th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 109th RAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 109th RAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 15th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 109th RAF Base Force ...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Light rain

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


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 11


Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Tokusima Maru
xAP Husimi Maru
xAP Kamo Maru
xAK Chowa Maru, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Catanduanes at 85,78

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 7


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Sanko Maru
xAK Hawaii Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Pearl Harbor at 180,107

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 48
B5N2 Kate x 27



Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 6
P-40B Warhawk x 13
F4F-3 Wildcat x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-36A Mohawk: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 2 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Chew, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
DD Litchfield, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Cap was worn down from todayīs earlier attacks and had no chance, same goes for the two destroyers that were sunk easily by level bombing Kates that drop bombs from 8000ft... both the results of level bombing and torpedo attacks of Kates have been over the top since the beginning of WITP and I still fail to figure out what the reason for it is...


Aircraft Attacking:
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
18th PG/6th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
18th PG/19th PS with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
18th PG/44th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
15th PG/45th PS with P-36A Mohawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
15th PG/46th PS with P-36A Mohawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
15th PG/47th PS with P-40B Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
18th PG/73rd PS with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
18th PG/78th PS with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Chew
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Litchfield


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Sub attack near Vigan at 80,73

Japanese Ships
PB Seikai Maru
xAKL Gyokurei Maru
xAKL Kamishima Maru
PB Seki Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS Snapper, hits 4



SS Snapper launches 2 torpedoes at PB Seikai Maru
Snapper bottoming out ....
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seki Maru #3 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Amphibious Assault at Davao (79,91)

TF 89 troops unloading over beach at Davao, 79,91

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



12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of Kimura Det
12 Engineers lost from landing craft during unload of 1st Naval Const Bn
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 1st Naval Const Bn /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of Kimura Det /2


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Amphibious Assault at Vigan (80,73)

TF 151 troops unloading over beach at Vigan, 80,73





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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5577 troops, 191 guns, 133 vehicles, Assault Value = 637

Defending force 7297 troops, 132 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 228

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


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


Assaulting units:
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
66th Infantry Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
1st Middlesex Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


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Ground combat at Vigan (80,73)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1746 troops, 89 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 487

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 6

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Vigan !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
7th Tank Rgt /1
4th Tank Rgt /1
1st Formosa Inf. Rgt /1
2nd Tank Regiment
47th Infantry Rgt /1
48th Recon Rgt /1
48th Engr Rgt /1
21st Air Flotilla /1
4th Field AF Construction Battalion
2nd Naval Construction Battalion
1st Medium FA Rgt /1
5th Naval Construction Battalion
5th Air Division
48th FA Rgt /1
4th JAAF AF Bn
14th JAAF AF Coy
3rd Naval Construction Battalion
11th JAAF Base Force /2
32nd JAAF AF Coy
37th Const Co /1
36th Const Co /1


looking at the total aircraft losses up to now I estimate the losses to KBīs airwings to about 25%...




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Night Time Surface Combat, near Morotai at 83,98, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
xAP Candesa, Shell hits 2, and is sunk




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 46% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
xAP Candesa sunk by DD Shiokaze at 12,000 yards
xAP Candesa sunk by DD Shiokaze at 12,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 83,96, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
AO Trinity, Shell hits 17, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 46% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages AO Trinity at 10,000 yards
CL Nagara engages AO Trinity at 10,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages AO Trinity at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Nagara engages AO Trinity at 8,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages AO Trinity at 8,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages AO Trinity at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CL Nagara engages AO Trinity at 4,000 yards
CL Nagara engages AO Trinity at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CL Nagara engages AO Trinity at 6,000 yards
AO Trinity sunk by DD Shiokaze at 6,000 yards
AO Trinity sunk by DD Shiokaze at 6,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

as our small TFs try to break the blocade around the Philipines they are all victims of a couple of enemy ships patrolling the huge area...

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Pre-Invasion action off Guam (106,95)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Shuko Maru #5
PB Sonan Maru #6
PB Sonan Maru #5
PB Shotoku Maru
PB Shoei Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Kyo Maru #8
xAK Kuraido Maru



PB Shuko Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #6 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Shotoku Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Shoei Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #10 fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #8 fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Guam (106,95)

TF 20 troops unloading over beach at Guam, 106,95

Japanese ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



7.7mm T99 AAMG lost overboard during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /2
12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 15th Base Force /1
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 15th Base Force
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt
12 Engineers accidentally lost during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /4
12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /4
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /4
12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /5
12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /5


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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Shuko Maru #5
PB Sonan Maru #6
PB Sonan Maru #5
PB Shotoku Maru
PB Shoei Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Kyo Maru #8
xAK Kuraido Maru



PB Shuko Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #6 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Shotoku Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Shoei Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #10 fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #8 fired at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Laoag at 82,70

Japanese Ships
xAKL Suez Maru
xAKL Buyo Maru
PB Seki Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS S-40



SS S-40 is sighted by escort
S-40 diving deep ....
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Laoag at 82,70

Japanese Ships
xAKL Gyokurei Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Seikai Maru
xAKL Suez Maru
xAKL Buyo Maru
PB Seki Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS S-40



SS S-40 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Gyokurei Maru
S-40 diving deep ....
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

split tubes is my favourite so far...



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Day Time Surface Combat, near Lolobato at 80,103, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
AVD Childs, Shell hits 7, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Kiyota, Takahiko* crosses the 'T'
Range closes to 19,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AVD Childs at 19,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages AVD Childs at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AVD Childs at 16,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages AVD Childs at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages AVD Childs at 14,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages AVD Childs at 14,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages AVD Childs at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AVD Childs at 13,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages AVD Childs at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AVD Childs at 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages AVD Childs at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
AVD Childs sunk by CA Nachi at 10,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12



Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 8
P-40B Warhawk x 40
F4F-3 Wildcat x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed

and even on the fourth day KB still sits off Hawaii, now starting to fly sweeps... our Cap holds itīs own though...

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
18th PG/6th PS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
18th PG/19th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
18th PG/44th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
15th PG/45th PS with P-36A Mohawk (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
15th PG/47th PS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
18th PG/73rd PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
18th PG/78th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12



Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 8
P-40B Warhawk x 29
F4F-3 Wildcat x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
18th PG/6th PS with P-40B Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
18th PG/19th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
15th PG/45th PS with P-36A Mohawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
15th PG/47th PS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
18th PG/44th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
18th PG/73rd PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
18th PG/78th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10



Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 4
P-40B Warhawk x 16


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed

expected to also see bombers showing up once more...

CAP engaged:
18th PG/19th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
15th PG/45th PS with P-36A Mohawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
15th PG/47th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
18th PG/6th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
18th PG/44th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
18th PG/73rd PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
18th PG/78th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 27140.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 25



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
D3A1 Val x 66



Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 1
P-40B Warhawk x 5

oh well, here they are... the couple of small sweeps were enough to complete wear down my Cap but wth is my opponent doing? Vals attacking my ships once more, being shot up by flak for no gain... Vals bombing airfield - YES. Vals bombing port - NO...

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 22 damaged
D3A1 Val: 5 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-36A Mohawk: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 1
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 2
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
DD Patterson, Bomb hits 1, on fire

a damaging bomb hit on a DD is all the IJN gets for this attack, paying with another dozen Vals lost... I donīt know if this is some kind of experimenting of my opponent or lack of experience, at least I was told heīs got a lot of experience... canīt say...

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


Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
15th PG/45th PS with P-36A Mohawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
15th PG/Hq Sqn with P-36A Mohawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
18th PG/6th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
18th PG/19th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
15th PG/47th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes

Training flight from 15th PG/Hq Sqn has been caught up in attack


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 60 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 24
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 21
Ki-51 Sonia x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Airbase supply hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Hong Kong ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 5
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tawi Tawi at 71,89

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 9
B5N1 Kate x 18



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Houston, Bomb hits 12, and is sunk
DD Barker, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring an Allied AV
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Barker

hurrey, Houston is finally sunk...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Dinagat at 81,87

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
B5N2 Kate x 10



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 1, on fire
TK Mindanao, Bomb hits 2, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Siargao at 84,93

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
B5N1 Kate x 4



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Elcano, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 3rd War Area , at 88,56 (Chuhsien)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 12
Ki-51 Sonia x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
Ki-27b Nate x 4



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 9


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kosin Maru #2, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Tsuyama Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

a single 500lb bomb doesnīt seem to impress those xAK a lot...

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23000
Raid is overhead
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
3rd Ku S-1 Det A with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23000
Raid is overhead
50th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dinagat at 81,87

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
B5N2 Kate x 10



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Tanager, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Mindanao, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Mindanao
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Gertrude Kellogg

level bombing Kates from up to 10000ft do far better than my low skilled heavy bombers from 10000ft...

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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Shuko Maru #5
PB Sonan Maru #6
PB Sonan Maru #5
PB Shotoku Maru
PB Shoei Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Kyo Maru #8
xAK Kuraido Maru



PB Shuko Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #6 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Shotoku Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Shoei Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #10 fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #8 fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Legaspi (82,82)

TF 88 troops unloading over beach at Legaspi, 82,82





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Pre-Invasion action off Miri (64,87)

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi
APD Aoi



TB Kasasagi fired at enemy troops
APD Aoi fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Miri (64,87)

TF 105 troops unloading over beach at Miri, 64,87

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



19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of I./124th Infantry Bn /3


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22391 troops, 321 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 921

Defending force 7313 troops, 132 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 230

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 477

Allied adjusted defense: 409

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
513 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 68 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Guns lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
444 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Assaulting units:
38th Division
104th/B Division
66th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
104th/C Division
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
1st Middlesex Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress







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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/18/2011 3:15:33 PM   
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Why don't you set the threat tolerance to never retreat to stop your ships from sailing back and forth?

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/18/2011 3:29:56 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 12, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Dinagat at 81,87, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
AO Pecos, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

more of the same, I should have just let my ships rot in Manila port to be bombed at some point... no chance not to be spotted as a single ship in a 45 mile hex when there is an enemy TF too...



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 11,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
DD Shiokaze fires at AO Pecos at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages AO Pecos at 10,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages AO Pecos at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Nagara engages AO Pecos at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Nagara engages AO Pecos at 8,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages AO Pecos at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
AO Pecos sunk by DD Yukikaze at 9,000 yards
AO Pecos sunk by DD Yukikaze at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Dinagat at 81,87, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Paz, Shell hits 4
xAKL Bisayas, Shell hits 1
xAKL Corregidor, Shell hits 2
xAKL Dona Nati, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 10,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
DD Shiokaze fires at xAKL Bisayas at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Dona Nati at 7,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Corregidor at 7,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAKL Dona Nati at 7,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Paz at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Paz at 5,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Dona Nati at 5,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Bisayas at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAKL Dona Nati at 4,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Dona Nati at 4,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Corregidor at 4,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Dinagat at 81,87, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
PG Isabel, Shell hits 2
xAK Cape Fairweather, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Capillo, Shell hits 1
xAK Ethel Edwards, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Ethel Edwards at 10,000 yards
xAK Ethel Edwards sunk by DD Tokitsukaze at 10,000 yards
CL Nagara engages PG Isabel at 10,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages PG Isabel at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Nagara engages PG Isabel at 8,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 4,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 4,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 4,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 4,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 6,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages PG Isabel at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages PG Isabel at 5,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 5,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 5,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 5,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 5,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAK Capillo at 5,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages PG Isabel at 4,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 4,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAK Capillo at 4,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 4,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages PG Isabel at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CL Nagara engages PG Isabel at 6,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAK Capillo at 6,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages PG Isabel at 6,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Capillo at 6,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Dinagat at 81,87, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Palawan, Shell hits 6, heavy fires

and the funniest thing stays the "retreat and move right into the enemy again" routine... what to say about moving one hex away and then moving right into the hex again?


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Palawan at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAKL Palawan at 6,000 yards
Naoi, Toshio orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAKL Palawan at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Palawan at 11,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Palawan at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Takao at 84,66

Japanese Ships
xAKL Suez Maru
xAKL Buyo Maru
PB Seki Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 is sighted by escort
S-36 diving deep ....
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seki Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tawi Tawi at 72,89, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio

Allied Ships
xAK Ravnaas




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Jolo at 73,88, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio

Allied Ships
xAK Ravnaas




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Siargao at 84,88, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
AM Quail




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

guess the enemy TF is running low and ammo and therefor tries to evade combat...

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Amphibious Assault at Legaspi (82,82)

TF 107 troops unloading over beach at Legaspi, 82,82

Japanese ground losses:
183 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 9th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 9th Infantry Rgt /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 9th Infantry Rgt /2
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 9th Infantry Rgt /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 20th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 20th Infantry Rgt
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 20th Infantry Rgt
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 20th Infantry Rgt
16 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad lost overboard during unload of 16th Engr Rgt
12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 9th Infantry Rgt /3
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 20th Infantry Rgt /4
12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 9th Infantry Rgt /5
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 20th Infantry Rgt /5


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Jolo at 72,87, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio

Allied Ships
xAK Ravnaas



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 25,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Siargao at 83,88, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma

Allied Ships
xAKL Bisayas, Shell hits 15, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 17,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 17,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
DD Ikazuchi launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAKL Bisayas at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Bisayas at 14,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Bisayas at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Bisayas at 11,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Bisayas at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Bisayas at 7,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Bisayas at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Bisayas at 8,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Bisayas at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Bisayas
xAKL Bisayas sunk by DD Inazuma at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Siargao at 83,88, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma

Allied Ships
PG Isabel, Shell hits 16, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Capillo, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Capillo at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAK Capillo at 18,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Capillo at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Capillo at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAK Capillo at 10,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Capillo at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAK Capillo at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Capillo at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages PG Isabel at 6,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages PG Isabel at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages PG Isabel at 8,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages PG Isabel at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages PG Isabel at 9,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages PG Isabel at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages PG Isabel at 11,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages PG Isabel at 11,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages PG Isabel at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages PG Isabel at 8,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages PG Isabel at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages PG Isabel at 9,000 yards
Massive explosion on PG Isabel
DD Ikazuchi engages PG Isabel at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages PG Isabel at 12,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages PG Isabel at 12,000 yards
Kudo, Shunsaku orders Japanese TF to disengage
DD Inazuma engages PG Isabel at 12,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages PG Isabel at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages PG Isabel at 18,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Dinagat at 83,87, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma

Allied Ships
xAKL Palawan, heavy fires



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

every single ship is sunk...

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Submarine attack near Muntok at 49,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
xAKL Dai Tung



xAKL Dai Tung is sighted by SS I-158
SS I-158 attacking on the surface
SS I-158 low on gun ammo, Asada O. breaks off surface engagement and submerges


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Siargao at 85,91, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Zuiho
CVE Hosho
CS Chiyoda
BB Nagato
CL Yura
DD Mikazuki
DD Yakaze
DD Wakatake
DD Kuretake
DD Sanae

Allied Ships
AM Quail



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

having Nagato in this TF is surprising to me...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Vaitupu at 141,144, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC Aikoku Maru
AMC Hokoku Maru

Allied Ships
xAK Portmar, Shell hits 31, and is sunk

two enemy AMC pop up and sink a freighter in the middle of nowhere... one of those engagements that happen by accident...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 15,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 15,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru fires at xAK Portmar at 15,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru fires at xAK Portmar at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 9,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 6,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 8,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 10,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 10,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 8,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 8,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 10,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 8,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 8,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 8,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAK Portmar at 8,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Submarine attack near Muntok at 49,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
xAKL Dai Tung



xAKL Dai Tung is sighted by SS I-158
SS I-158 attacking on the surface
SS I-158 low on gun ammo, Asada O. breaks off surface engagement and submerges


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 30


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 5 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

the enemy has started to attack Singapore... damn, one day too early as Iīm in the process of moving in the AVG but can only do that one by one due to paying PP and very limited av support at the bases I use to fly them in... even though the Buffalos score some kills, they arenīt really suited to fight Zeroes... at best theyīre suited to fight Nates but I seriously doubt they will ever engage crappy fighters like Nates... I have no skilled pilots and also got no squadrons somewhere that I could use for training (unlike for the USAAF). This is true for both the British and Australian fighter squadrons so as soon as I will have run out of Buffalos I will also have run out of pilots. I donīt say run out of skilled pilots but these are still better than the 20 skill replacement pilots I get from the pool...

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 25000.
Raid is overhead
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Lingayen , at 79,75

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 1


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet *

CAP engaged:
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 109 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 43



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 8
P-35A x 16


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-35A: 5 destroyed

as you can see, my P-40 have been moved out already, no sense wasting them over Clark...

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

CAP engaged:
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (3 airborne, 4 on standby, 9 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Balabac at 70,85

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 7
B5N1 Kate x 18



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Ravnaas, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Ravnaas


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tagbilaran at 79,87

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
B5N2 Kate x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Anakan
PG Asheville, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Sagoland, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PG Asheville


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Butuan at 80,89

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N1 Kate x 4



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Corregidor



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 27



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 27
G4M1 Betty x 14



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 5 destroyed, 2 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
AG Vyner Brooke, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AG Pangkor
AG Ban Hong Liong, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
ML No. 310
ML No. 311

another booboo of mortar, he didnīt limit his bombersī range and also had no escorts nearby for them and so they end up attacking ships at Singapore. Again a pity that this didnīt happen a day later as we then would have the first 27 AVG fighters at Singers... stop ranting, enjoy seeing a dozen bombers shot down over the target...

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
14 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on 10th Group Army, at 88,56 (Chuhsien)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 12
Ki-51 Sonia x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tacloban at 81,85

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
B5N2 Kate x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Yu Sang, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
PG Tulsa



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Yu Sang


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tagbilaran at 79,87

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N1 Kate x 4



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PG Asheville, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21762 troops, 320 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 861

Defending force 7018 troops, 132 guns, 79 vehicles, Assault Value = 196

Japanese adjusted assault: 325

Allied adjusted defense: 325

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1111 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 108 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 38 disabled


Allied ground losses:
232 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Assaulting units:
38th Division
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
66th Infantry Regiment
104th/B Division
104th/C Division
2nd RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
1st Middlesex Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress

Hong Kong is about to fall... one of those things you canīt do anything about...

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Ground combat at Legaspi (82,82)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1204 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 370

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 35

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 35 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Legaspi !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
Kanno Detachment
16th Engr Rgt /1
20th Infantry Rgt /1
9th Infantry Rgt /1
16th Recon Rgt /1


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Ground combat at San Fernando (80,74)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1516 troops, 79 guns, 125 vehicles, Assault Value = 471

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 18

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 18 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE San Fernando !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
2nd Tank Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment

this seems to be a rather light force to me... either itīs a trap or an early sepukku attempt by the Japanese... Iīve got around 1200 av at Clark Field and am seriously thinking about a counter offensive already...


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Ground combat at Miri (64,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1181 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Defending force 144 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 19

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 19 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Miri !!!

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


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


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I./124th Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
100th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at 86,47 (near Sinyang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1140 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Defending force 5237 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 118

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 36

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99

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

Japanese ground losses:
696 casualties reported
Squads: 57 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
12th RGC Temp. Division

Defending units:
12th Chinese Corps
3rd Group Army

so much about the hr and the ceise fire in China... in this case it didnīt do the Japanese any good though and as theyīve moved across a river I think this rather happened by accident...

Looking at the air losses, weīve only lost some 40 aicraft more than the Japanese with nearly halve of their losses being Zeroes which is quite good IMO. Doesnīt change the fact of course that all my units will be exhausted soon and then we can keep up reducing the enemyīs strenght and IJ losses will be replaced in no time. Nevertheless we seem to do quite ok so far, even though that this is more a result of my opponentīs actions than ours. KB was reported to steam West today...





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Why don't you set the threat tolerance to never retreat to stop your ships from sailing back and forth?



because Iīve thought it would work well and actually would be a benefit to find out it isnīt. When I realized what is going on I was just too lazy to adjust each and every of the dozens of TFs fleeing the area and the end result would probably be the same, when a TF ends up in the same hex as the enemy and the enemy has any op points left my TF is spotted and sunk. A week later, literally all my TFs were beat up by three enemy surface combat TFs.

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ORIGINAL: Dan Nichols

At the risk of stepping into something smelly, about sweeping the mines at Bataan. If you make the minesweeping TF first and give it a destination of Bataan, they will then sweep mines before any other TFs move. If you have them just pass through, they likely will not even detect the mines. Remember the minefield was laid that night and has not been detected when your TFs move from Manilla. I know it works because I have used that sequence in both my AI games and my one PBEM game. I usually give the minesweeping TF a home port of Tarakan.



yes, correct. The minesweepers were set to Bataan. They are still there two weeks into the campaign. They just didnīt arrive there first even though they had the lowest TF number. Homeport of the AM was still Manila. In the end, not working as expected still gives the most realistic outcome.


May I ask, did you give the TF a destination or a patrol hex order? If you set it to patrol the hex, it will not sweep mines.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/19/2011 7:43:50 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy

quote:

ORIGINAL: Dan Nichols

At the risk of stepping into something smelly, about sweeping the mines at Bataan. If you make the minesweeping TF first and give it a destination of Bataan, they will then sweep mines before any other TFs move. If you have them just pass through, they likely will not even detect the mines. Remember the minefield was laid that night and has not been detected when your TFs move from Manilla. I know it works because I have used that sequence in both my AI games and my one PBEM game. I usually give the minesweeping TF a home port of Tarakan.



yes, correct. The minesweepers were set to Bataan. They are still there two weeks into the campaign. They just didnīt arrive there first even though they had the lowest TF number. Homeport of the AM was still Manila. In the end, not working as expected still gives the most realistic outcome.


May I ask, did you give the TF a destination or a patrol hex order? If you set it to patrol the hex, it will not sweep mines.



gave them Bataan as destination, the only ship types Iīve ever given patrol orders have been subs.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 13, 41
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Submarine attack near Toboali at 51,93

Japanese Ships
SS I-166

Allied Ships
xAKL Marudu, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage



xAKL Marudu is sighted by SS I-166
SS I-166 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Marudu


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Dinagat at 81,87, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze

Allied Ships
TK La Estrella Caltex
TK Hai Kwang, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 28% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Shimizu, Itsurou crosses the 'T'
TK Hai Kwang sunk by DD Suzukaze at 11,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages TK La Estrella Caltex at 11,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Calayan at 83,70

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 21
xAK Yamabuki Maru
xAK Toba Maru
xAKL Bokuei Maru
SC Ch 23

Allied Ships
SS Saury



SS Saury launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 21
SC Ch 23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Ocean Island (130,130)

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Katsuragisan Maru



xAKL Katsuragisan Maru firing at Heron Det.
xAKL Katsuragisan Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

Ocean Island? Didnīt know where that was when the message popped up...

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Amphibious Assault at Ocean Island (130,130)

TF 114 troops unloading over beach at Ocean Island, 130,130





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Invasion Support action off Ocean Island (130,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Katsuragisan Maru



xAKL Katsuragisan Maru fired at enemy troops


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TF 227 encounters mine field at Pamekasan (57,105)

Allied Ships
DD Kortenaer



2 mines cleared

we find another minefield, this time outside Soerabaja...
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Gebe at 80,104, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Sarangami, Shell hits 4, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
CA Nachi engages xAKL Sarangami at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages xAKL Sarangami at 18,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 18,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages xAKL Sarangami at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
xAKL Sarangami sunk by CA Nachi at 17,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

not many ships left that were trying to flee the Philipines... all single ship TFs are found in the 45 mile hexes...


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Submarine attack near Toboali at 51,93

Japanese Ships
SS I-166

Allied Ships
xAP Kedah, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



xAP Kedah is sighted by SS I-166
SS I-166 attacking on the surface


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Siquijor at 77,87, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Don Jose, Shell hits 29, and is sunk
xAKL Anakan, Shell hits 20, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 17,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Anakan at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Anakan at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Anakan at 7,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Don Jose at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Anakan at 6,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Don Jose at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Anakan at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Don Jose at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Anakan at 3,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Don Jose at 3,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Anakan at 3,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Don Jose at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
xAKL Anakan sunk by DD Umikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Don Jose at 2,000 yards
xAKL Don Jose sunk by DD Suzukaze at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Siquijor at 77,87, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
PG Tulsa, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
xAK American Leader, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages PG Tulsa at 19,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages PG Tulsa at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages PG Tulsa at 13,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK American Leader at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAK American Leader at 10,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK American Leader at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages PG Tulsa at 8,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK American Leader at 8,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAK American Leader at 8,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK American Leader at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages PG Tulsa at 9,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK American Leader at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
xAK American Leader sunk by DD Suzukaze at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages PG Tulsa at 8,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages PG Tulsa at 8,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages PG Tulsa at 8,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages PG Tulsa at 8,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages PG Tulsa at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages PG Tulsa at 9,000 yards
Shimizu, Itsurou orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages PG Tulsa at 10,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages PG Tulsa at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages PG Tulsa at 15,000 yards
PG Tulsa sunk by DD Umikaze at 15,000 yards
Task forces break off...

and so forth...

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 21
Buffalo I x 23


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 3 destroyed

the enemy returns to Singapore, this time the first part of the AVG is helping defending the place... the Buffalos are helpless due to the crappy plane and even more so due to the totally crappy pilots...

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 13 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Raid is overhead
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 100 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 51



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 3
P-35A x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-35A: 2 destroyed

the US P-40 have been moved out, only Philipine squadrons are "defending" the place. Gamewise it would be better to just disband them and destroy the ac on the ground but that seems a bit too off to me...

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet
23 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

CAP engaged:
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 17
Buffalo I x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 2 destroyed
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

hope that with all the AVG at Singapore weīre going to start to do better even if we trade the AVG fighters 1:1 with Zeroes...

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 22nd Indian Brigade, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 75
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 42



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged


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

these bombers could also attack Singapore, donīt know why they are flying senseless ground attacks against Kuantan...

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-36 Ida x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3
Ki-51 Sonia x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 15



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 23



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 12
Buffalo I x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ia Oscar: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

Zekes are killers, Oscars arenīt... they just lack the punch to really hurt Allied aircraft, even early on...

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 105 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 5
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 81,102

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
B5N2 Kate x 10



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AM Quail, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20925 troops, 321 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 766

Defending force 6819 troops, 131 guns, 79 vehicles, Assault Value = 175

Japanese adjusted assault: 148

Allied adjusted defense: 177

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
417 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled


Allied ground losses:
418 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 53 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)


Assaulting units:
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
104th/B Division
104th/C Division
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
1st Middlesex Battalion
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


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Ground combat at Ocean Island (130,130)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 195 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

Defending force 108 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 13

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ocean Island !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
154 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
II/66th Nav Gd /2

Defending units:
Heron Det.



bringing the first part of the AVG to Singapore was a full success already as many Zekes and even more Oscars were lost for the loss of only 4 H81-A3... probably overclaiming again and most ac crashed on the way home or might have been write offs but nevertheless a nice loss list for early Dec 41... every dozen Zeroes lost should slow down the Japanese a bit...




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 14, 41
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Submarine attack near Muntok at 49,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
xAKL Tatung



xAKL Tatung is sighted by SS I-158
SS I-158 attacking on the surface
SS I-158 low on gun ammo, Asada O. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

subs run out of gun ammo after taking out a small freighter or two so this is a good chance for couple remaining xAKL in the area...

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Submarine attack near Muntok at 49,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
xAKL Tatung, Shell hits 1, heavy fires



xAKL Tatung is sighted by SS I-158
SS I-158 attacking on the surface
SS I-158 low on gun ammo, Asada O. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

oh well, one shell hit was enough to sink that one in the end...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Vigan at 80,73, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yamagumo
DD Tachikaze
APD Shimakaze
APD Nadakaze
TB Chidori
TB Manazuru
TB Hatsukari
TB Tomozuru
DMS W-13
DMS W-14, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
PB Aso Maru #3
PB Kiso Maru
PB Nanpo Maru
AV Sanuki Maru
xAK Sydney Maru #2
xAKL Hakuyo Maru
xAKL Hanakawa Maru, Shell hits 1
CM Tsubame

Allied Ships
PT-35
PT Q-111
PT Q-113

this time the PTs managed to move as expected and in poor moonlight they pop up at 2000 yards putting two torps into a DMS... a small succes...

Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 10% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
Japanese ships attempt to get underway
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
DD Tachikaze engages PT Q-113 at 2,000 yards
DD Tachikaze engages PT-35 at 2,000 yards
CM Tsubame , AV Sanuki Maru , xAK Sydney Maru #2 ,
xAKL Hanakawa Maru , xAKL Hakuyo Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Yamagumo , TB Hatsukari , TB Manazuru
DD Tachikaze engages PT Q-113 at 2,000 yards
TB Chidori engages PT-35 at 2,000 yards
PB Aso Maru #3 engages PT Q-113 at 2,000 yards
DMS W-14 engages PT Q-113 at 2,000 yards
APD Shimakaze engages PT Q-113 at 2,000 yards
CM Tsubame , AV Sanuki Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Nanpo Maru
DMS W-14 engages PT Q-113 at 2,000 yards
APD Shimakaze engages PT-35 at 2,000 yards
DMS W-13 engages PT Q-113 at 2,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages xAKL Hanakawa Maru at 2,000 yards
CM Tsubame , AV Sanuki Maru screened from combat
- escorted by TB Chidori
DD Tachikaze engages PT Q-113 at 2,000 yards
DMS W-14 sunk by PT Q-111 at 2,000 yards
Mendez W. orders Allied TF to disengage
CM Tsubame , AV Sanuki Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Aso Maru #3
DD Tachikaze engages PT Q-113 at 2,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages PT-35 at 2,000 yards
TB Tomozuru engages PT-35 at 2,000 yards
PT-35 engages TB Chidori at 2,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages DMS W-13 at 2,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near San Fernando at 79,73, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kinu
SC Ch 21
SC Ch 22
SC Ch 23
AS Nagoya Maru
xAK Keisyo Maru
xAK Koto Maru
xAK Toba Maru
xAK Manyo Maru
xAK Holland Maru
xAK Hukusei Maru
xAK Kotohira Maru
xAK Yamabuki Maru
xAK Nihonka Maru
xAKL Jokuja Maru
xAKL Kaisho Maru
xAKL Bokuei Maru
xAKL Chosen Maru
xAKL Kokuei Maru

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-32
PT-33
PT-34

of course the second PT squadron FAILED to do the same, ending up a somewhere on the ordered route to Vigan and meets an enemy TF during daylight... NAVAL MOVEMENT IS BORKED... donīt give castor a reason and he doesnīt rant... this PT squadron managed to move 4 or 5 hexes on two phases as it staid in this hex for what reason ever...



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near San Fernando at 79,73, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hakaze
xAK Sinsei Maru
AMC Saigon Maru
xAK India Maru
xAK Victoria Maru
xAP Argentina Maru
xAP Baikal Maru

Allied Ships
PT-35
PT Q-111
PT Q-113

the other squadron was on the way home when it met this TF... movement of this squadron worked as expected...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 27,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 22,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Morning Air attack on 3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 75



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
242 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 20 (3 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (3 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion ...
Also attacking 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion ...
Also attacking 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion ...
Also attacking 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion ...
Also attacking 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion ...


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 12
Buffalo I x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed

the fights over Singapore continue and we hold our own... more H81-A3 and better pilots are needed... these engagements pretty much show that Warhawks should have a good chance against the Japanese aircraft when the P-40 will be flown by 70 skilled pilots and are fighting over friendly terrain with radar support... but until that happens it will take at least some more weeks I guess...


CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 25000.
Raid is overhead
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Raid is overhead
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Raid is overhead
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 23000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 5



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 1000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 57 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3
Ki-51 Sonia x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 2 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 105 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 5
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Tandjoengselor at 68,95

Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
AVP Valk



SS I-123 launches 2 torpedoes


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Ground combat at Tuguegarao (82,74)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2429 troops, 13 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 84

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 25

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 25 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tuguegarao !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: op mode(-), leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
Tanaka Detachment


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Ground combat at 51,76 (near Kota Bharu)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3769 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 126

Defending force 2010 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Japanese adjusted assault: 100

Allied adjusted defense: 37

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
666 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 44 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade


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Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4106 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 165

Defending force 904 troops, 0 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Japanese adjusted assault: 127

Allied adjusted defense: 31

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Guam !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
549 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 32 (32 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
144th Infantry Regiment
15th Base Force

Defending units:
Guam USN Base Force




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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 79,74, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki
DD Harukaze
DD Hatakaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-32
PT-33
PT-34

I keep trying to use my PT squadrons but mortar now has placed an enemy SAG in their approaches...

Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 10% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
DD Hatakaze engages PT-33 at 1,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages PT-33 at 1,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages PT-33 at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages PT-34 at 2,000 yards
DD Harukaze engages PT-34 at 2,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages PT-31 at 2,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages PT-31 at 2,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub vs Sub: SS I-156 attacking SS KXVII at 56,103 - near Soerabaja

Japanese Ships
SS I-156

Allied Ships
SS KXVII



SS I-156 launches 2 torpedoes at 2,000 yards

thank god a miss...

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Submarine attack near Muntok at 49,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
xAKL Dai Tung



xAKL Dai Tung is sighted by SS I-158
SS I-158 launches 2 torpedoes


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ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 65,71

Japanese Ships
DD Uranami
AK Sasako Maru
xAK Awajisan Maru
DD Ayanami

Allied Ships
SS Salmon



SS Salmon is sighted by escort
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Wake Island at 138,102

Japanese Ships
SS RO-66

Allied Ships
xAP Rochambeau, Torpedo hits 1



xAP Rochambeau is sighted by SS RO-66
SS RO-66 launches 2 torpedoes

pity, that big xAP was trying to make Pearl Harbour but meets an enemy sub in open waters...

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Morning Air attack on 3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 75



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
222 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

this btn is hit hard two turns in a row... still donīt know why my opponent is flying three times more ground attacks than attacks on airfields... does suit me very well though... this is also reflected in the aircraft loss list with the Japanese losses nearly on par with the Allied ones as apart from the PH attack we didnīt suffer from airfield attacks...

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Morning Air attack on 3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 5



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 1000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-36 Ida x 20
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3
Ki-51 Sonia x 16



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 1 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 3 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 5
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 3
P-35A x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 2 destroyed
P-35A: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
23 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

CAP engaged:
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
26 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20703 troops, 321 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 754

Defending force 6520 troops, 130 guns, 79 vehicles, Assault Value = 146

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 196

Allied adjusted defense: 257

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
415 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled


Allied ground losses:
326 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (4 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Assaulting units:
38th Division
104th/B Division
66th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
104th/C Division
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
1st Middlesex Battalion
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


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Ground combat at Lingayen (79,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3571 troops, 83 guns, 322 vehicles, Assault Value = 185

Defending force 211 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 87

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 87 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lingayen !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker:


Allied ground losses:
246 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 24 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
4th Tank Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment



Defending units:
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion


I have ordered a counter attack and our units that are tasked to defend Clark field are marching out to attack the enemy... itīs either a bait or a totally careless advance of our enemy and when I look at what my recon shows me itīs more like a overconfident and careless advance... itīs been back to early WITP days the last time an opponent offered my the chance to counter attack in the Philipines... if weīre offered a chance, weīll take it...

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Submarine attack near Wake Island at 135,102

Japanese Ships
SS RO-61

Allied Ships
xAK Governor Wright, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



xAK Governor Wright is sighted by SS RO-61
SS RO-61 attacking on the surface

we lose another freighter that made it all the way from the Philipines towards wake... damn RO boat...

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 36
G4M1 Betty x 75



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
ACM Colonel Harrison, Bomb hits 1
YO-41, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
ARD YFD-1 Dewey, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
YO-42, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk


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


Repair Shipyard hits 4
Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
36 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
16 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

I didnīt try to evacuate these ships as they are too slow, havenīt got any decent endurance and I donīt need them anyway... I have yet to figure out what to do with all those small ships of Babes. Great to have them, but what to do with them? What is really great are all the ARD that are around, some of them up to 20.000 tons capacity, these should be really useful if you manage to save them...


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 97 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 35



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 1


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
33 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

CAP engaged:
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 65th Chinese Corps, at 79,57 (Kukong)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-44 Tojo x 5
Ki-51 Sonia x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 1 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

my opponent isnīt really strict on following house rules...

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Morning Air attack on 65th Chinese Corps, at 79,57 (Kukong)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 5



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Groot Natoena at 57,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 32



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Nanning, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Ming Sang, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAKL Yat Shing, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Hai Lee, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

this TF was trying to flee the Philipines going around Northern Borneo but the juggernaut is coming in, scoring loads of torp hits as weīre used to... all freighters sunk after halve of the Nells attacked...

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
B5N2 Kate x 13



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 25
Buffalo I x 29


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
AG Pangkor, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

I like that one though, mortar again was careless and moved a CVL or CVE into range of Singapore (seems like Mersing is target of his next invasion) and the Kates attacked some shipping at Singapore ending up running into my Cap while having only a meager escort... it was quite disastrous for the Kates... two managed to attack the convoy but in the end all of them were shot down...


CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 32400.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes



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Pre-Invasion action off Wake Island (136,98) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

38 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari, Shell hits 1
PB Hakkaisan Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Oite
AMC Kongo Maru, Shell hits 1
DD Hayate
PB Kaiun Maru
PB Kaikei Maru
PB Ikunta Maru
PB Fukui Maru

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


Allied ground losses:
174 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


CL Yubari firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion
1st Marine Defense Battalion firing at CL Yubari
5in Mk 15 CD Gun Battery engaging PB Hakkaisan Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Oite firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
5in Mk 15 CD Gun Battery engaging AMC Kongo Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Hayate firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
5in Mk 15 CD Gun Battery engaging AMC Kongo Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Oite firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
PB Kaiun Maru fired at enemy guns
PB Kaikei Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Ikunta Maru fired at enemy guns
PB Hakkaisan Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Fukui Maru fired at enemy guns
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

Wake island under attack, damn, I forgot about the Marine Wildcat squadron there... itīs going to be lost...

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Amphibious Assault at Wake Island (136,98)

TF 16 troops unloading over beach at Wake Island, 136,98





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Ground combat at Alor Star (49,73)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1224 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Defending force 642 troops, 2 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Japanese adjusted assault: 19

Allied adjusted defense: 5

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Alor Star !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)


Allied ground losses:
227 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I./143rd Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
109th RAF Base Force


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Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 547 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

Defending force 1707 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 62



Assaulting units:
Wake USN CPNAB
1st Marine Defense Battalion

Defending units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF /1


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Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1707 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 62

Defending force 1255 troops, 25 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

Japanese adjusted assault: 42

Allied adjusted defense: 9

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wake Island !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 8 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
272 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
641 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 89 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 26 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 33 (33 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (12 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Assaulting units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF /1

Defending units:
Wake USN CPNAB
1st Marine Defense Battalion

Wake defenders didnīt have much of a chance even though the enemy wasnīt that strong... wonder if Midway is the next target...



the enemy lost a CVE compliment of Kates and lots of nav search floatplanes over Singapore today, quite nice... we lose the Marine Wildcats at Wake, a pity to lose those ac as every "advanced" fighter is worth the weight in gold at this stage of the war... think itīs obvious that the enemy is going to go for Mersing which is more than just a bold move IMO as there hasnīt been a single bomb being dropped on Singapore so far, our fighters there are in excellent shape and have shot down twice the number of ac than weīve lost there so far and Force Z hasnīt been damaged nor spotted so far... my three dozen torp bombers have been training since Dec 7th and will be flown to Singapore as well as Force Z has been given orders to close into the Palembang are to attack if I see a chance to do so, well knowing that attempting a surface combat engagement is always silly as the Allied as you usually lose far more than you gain... weīll see...




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Sub attack near Samah at 68,65

Japanese Ships
PB Tatsumiya Maru
DD Shinonome
AK Sasako Maru
AK Sagami Maru
DD Ayanami

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack



SS Skipjack launches 2 torpedoes at PB Tatsumiya Maru
Skipjack diving deep ....
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Mersing at 52,82

Japanese Ships
DD Akikaze
xAK Taikei Maru
xAK London Maru
xAK Akagisan Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXVI



SS KXVI launches 4 torpedoes at DD Akikaze
DD Akikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

duds from the Dutch sub... the enemy is going to Mersing, as expected... weīve sent halve a dozen subs into the area, Singaporeīs airfield only got itīs fighters at the moment, the torp bombers and Force Z are on standby...

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Amphibious Assault at Mersing (51,82)

TF 49 troops unloading over beach at Mersing, 51,82

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of III./124th Infantry Bn
Motorized Support lost from landing craft during unload of 6th Tank Rgt /3


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Amphibious Assault at Mersing (51,82)

TF 91 troops unloading over beach at Mersing, 51,82

Japanese ground losses:
148 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)



75mm T90 Field Gun damaged beyond repair during unload of 5th FA Rgt
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 25th Army
Motorized Support accidentally lost during unload of 25th Army
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt
12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt
Motorized Support lost in surf during unload of 5th Recon Rgt
12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt /3
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt /2
12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt /2


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Amphibious Assault at Mersing (51,82)

TF 97 troops unloading over beach at Mersing, 51,82

Japanese ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 84th JAAF AF Bn
16 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad lost in surf during unload of 5th Engr Rgt /2
Type 97 Medium Tank lost overboard during unload of 1st Tank Rgt


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Amphibious Assault at Mersing (51,82)

TF 103 troops unloading over beach at Mersing, 51,82

Japanese ground losses:
169 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 4th Div
16 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad accidentally lost during unload of 4th Div /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 4th Div /3
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 4th Div /5
12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 4th Div /6
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 4th Div /8
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 4th Div /8
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 4th Div /10
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 4th Div /11
12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 4th Div /11
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 4th Div /13
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 4th Div /14


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Amphibious Assault at Mersing (51,82)

TF 108 troops unloading over beach at Mersing, 51,82

Japanese ground losses:
157 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



7.7mm T99 AAMG lost in surf during unload of 11th Shipping Engr Rgt
7.7mm T99 AAMG damaged beyond repair during unload of 11th Shipping Engr Rgt
12 Naval Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 11th Shipping Engr Rgt
12 Naval Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 11th Shipping Engr Rgt
16 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad lost in surf during unload of 4th Ind. Engr Rgt
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 4th Ind. Engr Rgt
10cm T92 Gun accidentally lost during unload of 18th Medium FA Rgt
Motorized Support lost from landing craft during unload of 15th Ind. Engr Rgt
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 15th Ind. Engr Rgt
12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 23rd Ind. Engr Rgt
12 Engineers lost from landing craft during unload of 23rd Ind. Engr Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt /1
37mm Type 94 AT Gun lost overboard during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt /1
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt /3
10 troops of a IJA HMG Section accidentally lost during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt


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Amphibious Assault at Mersing (51,82)

TF 121 troops unloading over beach at Mersing, 51,82

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of 16th Nav Gd
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of 16th Nav Gd
81mm Mortar lost in surf during unload of 16th Nav Gd /1
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 6th JNAF Coy

quite some task forces for a single landing... wonder where all the available enemy divisions are, so far we havenīt spotted a lot of them...

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TF 106 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
AMc Medusa



3 mines cleared

enemy subs laid a minefield at Singapore for no effect...

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TF 106 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
AMc Medusa



7 mines cleared


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TF 106 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
AMc Medusa



10 mines cleared


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TF 106 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
AMc Medusa



6 mines cleared


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TF 37 encounters mine field at Victoria (209,51)

Japanese Ships
SS I-22, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
SSX Ha-18, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

NICE! I would have guessed this was an attempt to attack the two BBs at Seattle that are sitting in dry dock with a midget but why the midget hits a mine at Victoria then I donīt know. I donīt know how the midgets are employed so I canīt say much about it. Sending it to Victoria would have made nil sense. I doubt the sub survived the mine hit, itīs listed in the sunk ship list...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 82 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 1


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

CAP engaged:
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Davao at 79,91

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 12


Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Hasuna Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Yasukawa Maru
xAK Shinryu Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Shinanogawa Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires

moved a dozen bombers back to Cagayanīs level 4 airfield to attack the three TFs still unloading at Davao... hitting unloading freighters is something even my low skilled bombers achieve...


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Massive explosion on xAK Hasuna Maru


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
27 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 27
G4M1 Betty x 59



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak



Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 43

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
19 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
20 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 22nd Indian Brigade, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 41
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
11 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 11th Chinese Base Force, at 79,57 (Kukong)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 15
Ki-44 Tojo x 5
Ki-51 Sonia x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

have again asked mortar what is going on here as there is a hr on a cease fire until February...

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Afternoon Air attack on 11th Chinese Base Force, at 79,57 (Kukong)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 5



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Davao at 79,91

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 8


Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Hasuna Maru, on fire
xAK Myoko Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Kanko Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Ground combat at Dadjangas (78,93)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1656 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 59

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 59 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Dadjangas !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
Kure 1st SNLF




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TF 106 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
AMc Medusa



11 mines cleared


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Sub attack near Mersing at 52,82






Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Torpedo hits 1
CA Atago
CL Jintsu
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS KXVII



SS KXVII launches 6 torpedoes at BB Kongo
KXVII bottoming out ....
DD Hibiki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

can only say it again, I really love the split tube design as this seems to work very well and just gives you a far more realistic feeling when you see ships being targetted with numbers of torps appropriate for the targetted ship type... pity only one torp has hit Kongo but Iīm pretty sure it isnīt FOW... a nice start here, this attack has lead me to the decision to move our torp bombers to Singapore and set them to attack at two hexes range as Mersing got no airfield so I doubt there will be any aircover for the enemy ships there... Force Z has also been ordered to engage, while having a real bad feeling doing so... I can also see me writing about how silly it is to engage Japanese SC TF with Allied SC TF...

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TF 134 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-20
DMS W-13



33 mines cleared


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ASW attack near Mersing at 51,82

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya
DD Nowaki
DD Hagikaze
DD Arashi

Allied Ships
SS KXVII



SS KXVII is sighted by escort
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Mersing at 51,82

Japanese Ships
LSD Shinshu Maru
AK Kyushu Maru
xAK Ryujo Maru
xAK Osaka Maru
xAK Nako Maru
xAK Kashii Maru
DD Yugiri

Allied Ships
SS KXVII



SS KXVII is sighted by escort
KXVII bottoming out ....
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Kuching (58,88) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Hakaze
xAK Sinsei Maru, Shell hits 1
AMC Saigon Maru


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


Sarawak Force firing at DD Hakaze
DD Hakaze firing at Sarawak Force
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Sinsei Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Hakaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 7,000 yards
DD Hakaze fired at enemy guns
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

this TF was spotted yesterday and I was sure itīs going to go straight to Kuching so Iīve ordered two DD squadrons to engage it as I saw some nice chance here against an invasion TF without a dedicated SC TF covering it... well, received two messages of our two TF engaging the enemy and what happened? n o t h i n g... oh how I love it... to see one of the DD squadrons then only being able to move 3 hexes back from Kuching while being set to full speed while the other one moved 9 hexes back to itīs homeport (Billiton) just made my day again... naval movement anyone? being fully refueld and not having spent any op points as the engagement just didnīt happen there is once more no reason why the TF should only move 3 or 4 hexes during a whole phase...

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Amphibious Assault at Kuching (58,88)

TF 124 troops unloading over beach at Kuching, 58,88

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



19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of I./4th Infantry Bn
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of II./4th Infantry Bn
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of II./4th Infantry Bn
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of II./4th Infantry Bn

instead of being attacked by my destroyers the enemy invasion convoy starts happily unloading at Kuching...

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TF 134 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-20
DMS W-13



40 mines cleared


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TF 134 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-20
DMS W-13



28 mines cleared


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Submarine attack near Taongi at 143,106

Japanese Ships
SS RO-65

Allied Ships
xAP President Madison, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage



xAP President Madison is sighted by SS RO-65
SS RO-65 launches 2 torpedoes

another mid ocean intercept deep in the Pacific by an enemy sub...
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Sub attack near Billiton at 53,92

Japanese Ships
SS I-156, hits 2

Allied Ships
DM Thracian, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Thanet



SS I-156 launches 6 torpedoes at DM Thracian
I-156 bottoming out ....
DD Thanet fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Thanet attacking submerged sub ....
DD Thanet attacking submerged sub ....
DD Thanet loses contact with SS I-156
SS I-156 eludes ASW attack from DD Thanet
DD Thanet cannot reach attack position over SS I-156
SS I-156 eludes DD Thanet by hugging bottom
DD Thanet fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Thanet fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

to make the disastrous performance of my two DD squadrons perfect, one of them later is sunk by an enemy sub...

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Submarine attack near Taongi at 143,106

Japanese Ships
SS RO-65

Allied Ships
xAP President Madison, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



xAP President Madison is sighted by SS RO-65
SS RO-65 attacking on the surface


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 1


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
27 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

CAP engaged:
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 35
G4M1 Betty x 73



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Beech 18-S: 1 damaged
B-10B: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 25

considering all the flak Iīve got at Clark itīs quite an easy affair for the enemy bombers...

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
24 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
35 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 22nd Indian Brigade, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 64
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 37



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 16th Group Army, at 75,55 , near Kweilin

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 15
Ki-44 Tojo x 5
Ki-51 Sonia x 12



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

canīt believe the enemy keeps bombing our troops in China... why having house rules if one side doesnīt stick to them?

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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 74,55 (Liuchow)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 11



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



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 74,55 (Liuchow)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 5



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Mersing at 51,82

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
CA Atago
CL Jintsu
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS KXVII

Kongo is still in the area, looks like the torp hit didnīt cause as much damage as expected...

SS KXVII is sighted by escort
KXVII bottoming out ....
DD Hibiki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Kuching (58,88)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK India Maru
AMC Saigon Maru



6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK India Maru at 10,000 yards


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Ground combat at Mersing (51,82)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14349 troops, 207 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 1448

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 398

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 398 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Mersing !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th Division
5th Engineer Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
II./124th Infantry Battalion
11th Infantry Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
III./124th Infantry Battalion
41st Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
16th Naval Guard Unit
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
25th Army
6th JNAF Coy
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
84th JAAF AF Bn
11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
5th Field Artillery Regiment
34th Field AA Battalion
3rd Medium FA Rgt /1

ok, 1500 assault value is quite a force with more Japanese coming down the peninsula from the North... Singapore has reached fort level 3 already thanks to the nice defense of our fighters there and no IJ bombs raining on our base so far... we might be lucky and reach level 4 but thatīs going to be a hard task as it might not take much longer to have my opponent finally bringing his Zero units from the Philipines to Malaya which would end Allied air superiority there in no time, even if we might take down some more Zeroes... problem is weīve got no reserve, the enemy has...

for tomorrow night Force Z is tasked to engage shipping a Mersing, retiring to Singapore to be under a Cap umbrella of nearly 160 Allied fighters which should not be needed as mortar should have limited his Betty/Nellsī range to not run into my Cap at Singapore again...


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Ground combat at Taiping (49,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3677 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 126

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 124

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 124 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Taiping !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(+)



Assaulting units:
42nd Infantry Regiment


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and the highlight of the day...

Ground combat at Lingayen (79,75)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 29534 troops, 436 guns, 298 vehicles, Assault Value = 1243

Defending force 18914 troops, 170 guns, 322 vehicles, Assault Value = 718

Allied adjusted assault: 865

Japanese adjusted defense: 404

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Lingayen !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
2653 casualties reported
Squads: 149 destroyed, 85 disabled
Non Combat: 184 destroyed, 67 disabled
Engineers: 35 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 86 (67 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 309 (275 destroyed, 34 disabled)
Units retreated 10


Allied ground losses:
3755 casualties reported
Squads: 96 destroyed, 207 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 90 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 18 disabled
Guns lost 39 (29 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

hereīs my before mentioned counterattack out of Clark field. There were fewer enemy units yesterday so Iīve ordered the shock attack to drive them back up the coast but the enemy was able to march in some more units today, bringing itīs assault value up to 718 which was quite shocking to me when I saw the unit count during the battle... I knew it was a big gamble but thought it would be well doable as weīre talking about a clear hex with surely both sides not being prepared for this target at all... Allied base av of 1243 made me hoping for an adjusted av of 1000 which we failed to achieve but the 865 adjusted av were sufficient to achieve the needed 2:1 and forcing the Japanese forces to retreat. This was the first bigger engagement between the so far victorious IJ forces and the defending US forces and itīs an Allied victory... we also suffer a lot of squads destroyed but forcing the enemy to retreat means achieving far more casualties than we could by defending and having the enemy attack us... I see this as a nice victory that will buy us some time for sure as especially the enemy tank units could be of use elsewhere while they have to spend quite some time for R&R now... speaking about offensives, this will probably the only offensive success in the Philipines, itīs now time to prepare for the defense, hopefully those disabled squads recover soon...

again I have to wonder what my opponent is doing, not only because of this careless advance, but also the non existing reaction against my move. Well, itīs hard to teleport more troops into the hex but it would have been more than easy to stall my attack in this open hex and make it fail miserably... weather forecast was pretty bad for this hex so Iīve hoped for the IJ bombers not being able to support the enemy ground troops but in fact, weather was great there... but what did the enemy do? bomb Manila with 100+ IJNAF bombers... canīt believe it...

I would have used every ship to bombard, all available IJNAF and IJAAF bombers on ground attack and my house of cards would have collapsed so easily that the enemy would have taken the Philipines two months earlier than planned as my attack would have failed and the end result would probably have been to be routed out of the hex in two or three turns suffering disastrous losses... I donīt know what kind of opponents mortar had so far, but if he showed the same performance against them and won easily so that he canīt find any opponents on his national forum then I wonder how these guys are playing... with the enemy reinforcements and some bomber strikes alone it would have been easily to stop our troops...

I take what I can get...



Assaulting units:
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
11th PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Regiment
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
4th Marine Regiment
21st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
51st PA Infantry Division
91st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
41st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constblry HW Regiment
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Tank Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
65th Brigade
47th Infantry Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1188 troops, 5 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

Defending force 4672 troops, 21 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 168



Assaulting units:
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion
106th RN Base Force

Defending units:
2nd Engr Rgt /1
II./4th Infantry Bn /1
I./4th Infantry Bn /1
2nd Recon Rgt /1






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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/19/2011 1:37:51 PM   
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those vehicle losses will hurt him a lot.... - nice counterattack... it seems that for a few months now more allied players leave the "safety" of Clark Field and engage the usually weak Japanese forces in northern Luzon...

overall I get the feeling that "Sir Robin" is more and more "outdated" and now it's "attack with all you have"... should make early games more interesting... nevertheless I think that a few ships the Allies usually lose with this forward defense might be useful later on as well... - but suum cuique!

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/19/2011 1:40:56 PM   
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Just a generic question, are you playing with automatic device upgrades on or off (i do not know the exact name, the squad type migration of outdated squads).

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/19/2011 2:57:45 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy

Allied forces CAPTURE Lingayen !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
2653 casualties reported
Squads: 149 destroyed, 85 disabled
Non Combat: 184 destroyed, 67 disabled
Engineers: 35 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 86 (67 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 309 (275 destroyed, 34 disabled)
Units retreated 10


Allied ground losses:
3755 casualties reported
Squads: 96 destroyed, 207 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 90 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 18 disabled
Guns lost 39 (29 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

again I have to wonder what my opponent is doing, not only because of this careless advance, but also the non existing reaction against my move. Well, itīs hard to teleport more troops into the hex but it would have been more than easy to stall my attack in this open hex and make it fail miserably... weather forecast was pretty bad for this hex so Iīve hoped for the IJ bombers not being able to support the enemy ground troops but in fact, weather was great there... but what did the enemy do? bomb Manila with 100+ IJNAF bombers... canīt believe it...

(...) I donīt know what kind of opponents mortar had so far, but if he showed the same performance against them and won easily so that he canīt find any opponents on his national forum then I wonder how these guys are playing... with the enemy reinforcements and some bomber strikes alone it would have been easily to stop our troops...

I take what I can get...




Castor, be kind to your opponent...
In view of what you say about him and such a disastrous results he could soon have enough and just say 'ciao'..
I hope it'd not be true in this case because you had had some problems finding an opponent worthy your experience and do not scared by your results & aggresive style of play

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/19/2011 3:03:50 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: SoliInvictus202

those vehicle losses will hurt him a lot.... - nice counterattack... it seems that for a few months now more allied players leave the "safety" of Clark Field and engage the usually weak Japanese forces in northern Luzon...

overall I get the feeling that "Sir Robin" is more and more "outdated" and now it's "attack with all you have"... should make early games more interesting... nevertheless I think that a few ships the Allies usually lose with this forward defense might be useful later on as well... - but suum cuique!



thx. Well, Iīm doing a Sir Robin but that doesnīt mean I wouldnīt take the opportunity to hurt the enemy if he lets me do so. Mortar let me because he didnīt react at all on my advance while he could well have slept me. To me, a Sir Robin is the only really good idea the Allied can have. Sure, there are those games when an Allied player can hold Java, Timor, Burma or whatever theatre, but to me, thatīs mostly because of a fault of the Japanese. If you outnumber the enemy 4+:1 in everything then itīs your own fault if you fail to crush your enemy, generally speaking. If the Japanese fails to go for the historic conquests then he just, ehm, failed. Iīm usually trying to draw a line where my real defense starts and normally that isnīt within the SRA, nor would I normally try to defend Burma or throw in the kitchen sink early on to defend something I donīt have to defend because thereīs just no reason to do so. Does this make one famous? No. Is it succesful 95% of the time? Yes. Iīve done far more Japanese PBEMs than I have done Allied ones (in WITP and AE) but I havenīt had a single Allied PBEM when Iīve lost an area I really cared about. As the Allied, you donīt have to do spectacular things, spectacular things often end in spectacular screw ups. As the Allied, you have to move forward methodically. Donīt disperse, use the hammer, move forward on a target, build up, move forward, rinse and repeat. In the end, that might be rather boring but succesful, pretty much what theyīve done in real life too. And then the question, what does one prefer, winning boring or losing spectacular? Itīs kind of like the Klitschkos in boxing or what Sampras has been for years in tennis.

Which leads to the question, what do I really have to defend at all cost? The West Coast? Sure. Australia? Sure. India? Sure. The rest of the Pacific? Not really. Anything else? Probably not to be honest as you can use off map movement to get from one side of the map to the other. If you couldnīt you would also have to include New Zealand and the South East Pacific in the "to be defended at all cost list". In my last PBEM against Rainer I didnīt even do an attack through the Pacific, when the game ended, I havenīt attacked a single of those atolls because there just wasnīt a reason for me to do so. With my counterattack out of Clark Iīve probably saved one target somewhere to be attacked by a 400+ av force because instead of moving on after the PI have been lost, these routed troops have to rest. Pick your target at will that could be taken out by those troops.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/19/2011 3:06:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: beppi

Just a generic question, are you playing with automatic device upgrades on or off (i do not know the exact name, the squad type migration of outdated squads).



weīve started with "replacements off" so no units will upgrade units if I donīt set them to "replacements on". Instead of using this toggle right from the start you can of course also easily turn off all replacements in the LCU screen.

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