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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/19/2011 3:13:48 PM   
castor troy


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ORIGINAL: viberpol


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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



Hi

donīt get my words wrong please, I know they are often being read as rude and exxagerated even if that wasnīt my intention. I donīt think that it was a disastrous result for him, let alone should this lead to quiting. What I wanted to say is that we are not even two weeks into the campaign and I have seen so many things I totally fail to understand that I just had to wonder how experienced mortar really is. Like Iīve said, first I was thinking about a bait, but then... and that wasnīt the first thing to wonder, look at the PH attacks. Vals against my port a couple of times while my airfield was left alone? All those senseless ground attacks while my major airfields are untouched and my crap fighters take down more and more enemies? I made this comment because mortar kind of said he would be such a well experienced player that noone wants to play him on his national forum anymore and this is what makes me wondering, at least during the first two weeks of the war. I havenīt done anything exceptional at all but the Japanese already have maneuvered in a couple of situations that arenīt that great, nothing being disastrous IMO but absolutely surprising to me as this is something Iīm not used to see from a Japanese player. I have to say, I can of course be surprised in the coming months/years and he will soon start to dish out some crushing blows to me. If I end up being whiped from the map Iīm sure my humble opponent will also have problem finding an opponent on our forum.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/19/2011 3:21:30 PM   
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I have to say, I can of course be surprised in the coming months/years and he will soon start to dish out some crushing blows to me. If I end up being whiped from the map Iīm sure my humble opponent will also have problem finding an opponent on our forum.


Well, sometimes the first months of the game are just too boring for the japanese side that even some experienced players "take shortcuts" and just agree on some level of stupidy for exchange with speed of expansion...
[If I were start another PBEM campaign that would probably be the may '42 campaign for the reasons mentioned above ]
Your opponent just doesn't really seem so experienced
and I just hope he'd have to learn and mature fast or...

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/20/2011 2:08:43 AM   
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Good to see you back. Missed the ranting.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/20/2011 8:14:23 AM   
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Good to see you back. Missed the ranting.



donīt say that, Iīve tried to keep it to a minimum... apparantly failed doing so...

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/20/2011 10:02:42 AM   
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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).



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.


No meant the "Added After 6 months, an expired pooled device (sqd or engineer type) will slowly convert to the upgraded version; if japan, obsolete devices back to the raw materials [MEM]". It is an realism option as far as i know and for new games it it by default turned on. So it is turned on ? Just want to know how good/bad it works so i am searching AARs where it is used.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/20/2011 10:43:27 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 20, 41
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TF 134 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-20
DMS W-13



51 mines cleared


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Mersing at 51,82, Range 1,000 Yards






Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E8N2 Dave: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami, Shell hits 4, on fire
CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CA Kumano, Shell hits 2
DD Maikaze
DD Nowaki
DD Arashi
DD Hagikaze

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 1
BC Repulse, Shell hits 1
CL Danae
CL Dragon, Shell hits 30, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CL Durban, Shell hits 19, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Vampire, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
DD Vendetta
DD Tenedos
DD Electra, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Express, Shell hits 1

like Iīve mentioned already, after Kongo was hit by a sub, Singaporeīs airfield filled up with 160 fighters and three dozen torp bombers and the IJ airforce not really doing anything against that circumstance and Mersing not having an airfield I have ordered Force Z to intervene with the landings at Mersing, well knowing that it is a dumbass idea to send in Allied ships to tangle with Japanese ships no matter what date in the war it is...

Iīve expected to meet a BB lead TF covering the invasion but it was far worse as we meet the well feared enemy heavy cruisers on steroids... I had Palliser in command as the best choice for Force Z but that didnīt help and the battle starts off with the IJN crossing the T... after the initial storm of Japanese 20cm shells raining down on our ships and taking out two of our CL without doing anything in return CL Dragon was already lying dead in the water when she was hit by two long lances to finish her off... up to that point non of our ships scored a single hit on the enemy, this while being 1000 yards away from the enemy... I love the Japanese super hero Allied dumbass sailor design... plain luck saw CL Dragon fire a spread of torps towards CA Suzuya just before sinking and two torps slammed into the heavy cruiser severly damaging it... that happened at the time when three of our ships were already in sinking condition or have already sunk without doing anything in return... the shell hits on the enemy cruisers were non penetrating and mean nothing, without the lucky torp spread on Suzuya the enemy would have sunk two CL, a DD and putting another one in serious condition without even having a scratch...

gamewise I guess many players would trade two old British CL and a DD for an IJN CA all the time but speaking of real life I donīt think this would have seen as a great trade for the Allied, let alone what this meant in the loss of life and I try to judge the losses by how they would have been seen in real life as judging them in game terms has brought the consensus to a level far over the top IMO as most often the loss of several ships with thousands of sailors in fast order isnīt seen as a tragedy

I always see enemy heavy cruisers as the most dangerous, followed by the Yamatos... biggest problem as always is the IJN experience that will never be matched by any Allied warship (except BB Richelieu IIRC) and technological developments pretty much mean nothing during the war when you match them with the IJN experience...


Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 3% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Kurita, Takao crosses the 'T'
CA Kumano engages CL Dragon at 1,000 yards
CL Dragon and CA Suzuya duel to the end at 1,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Durban at 1,000 yards
DD Express engages CA Kumano at 1,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Electra at 1,000 yards
DD Electra sunk by DD Maikaze at 1,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Vampire at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Kumano at 2,000 yards
CL Durban sunk by CA Mogami at 2,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Vampire at 2,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Vampire at 2,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Tenedos at 2,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Maikaze at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Vampire at 4,000 yards
CA Mogami engages BC Repulse at 4,000 yards
CA Mogami engages BC Repulse at 4,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Vampire at 4,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Arashi at 4,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Vendetta at 4,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Vampire at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Mogami at 7,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Mogami at 7,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Express at 7,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages DD Arashi at 7,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Vendetta at 7,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Express at 7,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Mersing at 51,82, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna, Shell hits 4, on fire
CA Takao, Shell hits 1
CA Atago
CL Jintsu
DD Asashio
DD Oshio
DD Michishio
DD Arashio
DD Akatsuki
DD Hibiki

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 8
BC Repulse
CL Danae, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Vampire, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Vendetta, Shell hits 1
DD Tenedos
DD Express, Shell hits 1, on fire

after engaging the enemy heavy cruisers we meet what Iīve expected to mee, an enemy TF lead by a Kongo class BB which I nominally donīt rate as as powerful than the POW (ignoring crew exp which then makes it superior to POW again)... this time the engagement at least didnīt start off with the enemy crossing the T and the first shells were exchanged at 4000 yards instead at 1000 yards against the enemy cruisers... and again it was an IJN heavy cruiser to easily taking out the last one of our light cruisers when Atago put several 20cm shells into Danae to finish her off with a long lance... of course, we again did NO damage at all up to that point having several ships set on fire already and a light cruiser sunk... pretty much what I would expect which makes it even sillier that I send my ships in and I get what I deserve for not listening to my own advise... and you know what? Iīm sure Iīm going to do it again... so then it was time for POW and Repulse to exchange some heavy shells with Haruna and I was totally amazed to see Harunaīs main batteries to fail penetrating POWīs belt at 4000 yards... Haruna repeatadly scored heavy shell hits on POW but all failed to penetrate... Haruna alone scored more hits on POW than POW and Repulse together scored hits on Haruna (this alone has a quality of itīs own) but unlike Harunaīs shells failing to penetrate, POWīs 14 inch and Repulseīs 15 inch shells slammed into the enemy BB with three of them penetrating the belt and one exploding in the superstructure... unfortunately those three penetrating hits didnīt do as much damage as I hoped to see and then the battle was over already with another CL lost for some damage to an enemy BB...

I expect Haruna to be sent out of the line of fire though and more than halve a dozen subs have later been vectored in trying to engage the damaged BB... now to do something for my rant reputation I wonna tell you something about how the naval movement looked like... my SC TF moved in at full speed to Mersing, range 7 hexes (max range 8 hexes) during the night phase and engaged the enemy ships during the night, leaving us with the rest of our TF in absolutely good shape, still being able to move 8 hexes at full speed... so far so good... no... because while the TF has Singapore as itīs homeport and the range for ships going from Mersing to Singapore is only 3 hexes, the god damned TF only moved f*cking TWO hexes during the day phase, means ending up one hex OUTSIDE of Singapore where we had 150+ fighters to fly Cap over Force Z coming back to Singapore... oh god damn this is so bugged I canīt believe Iīm once more the only one complaining about it... I could understand a two hex movement if my ships would be damaged but when they are fully operational and should move 8 hexes during the day while they only have to move THREE friging hexes and still fail this makes me sick just once more and bringing me close to the state I have been in when finally throwing in the towel after five years of playing some four months ago... what did my GF say? "Why have you started playing this game again when you know it doesnīt work how you suppose it to do?"... usually Iīve got a quick tongue but at that moment I didnīt know what to answer her...


so that failed naval movement could have lead to a total disaster losing Force Z to attacking Betties and Nells with my fighters waiting at Singapore making it worse than it already was, luckily there was no air attack, for what reason ever... Iīm done with naval movement and Force Z is bugging out of the area now as it just doesnīt work... Iīm already looking forward to losing my fast transport TFs due to wonky movements...


Reduced sighting due to 7% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 7% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 4,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BB Prince of Wales at 4,000 yards
CA Atago engages BC Repulse at 4,000 yards
CL Danae engages CA Atago at 4,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD Express at 4,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Tenedos at 4,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Vendetta at 4,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages DD Arashio at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BB Prince of Wales at 3,000 yards
CL Danae engages CA Atago at 3,000 yards
CA Takao engages CL Danae at 3,000 yards
CL Danae sunk by CL Jintsu at 3,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages DD Akatsuki at 3,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Oshio at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BB Prince of Wales at 4,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BC Repulse at 4,000 yards
CA Takao engages DD Express at 4,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Jintsu at 4,000 yards
DD Akatsuki engages DD Vendetta at 4,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages DD Akatsuki at 4,000 yards
DD Michishio engages DD Vendetta at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages BB Haruna at 8,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BC Repulse at 8,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Takao at 8,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Jintsu at 8,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Vendetta at 8,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Vampire at 8,000 yards
DD Oshio engages DD Vampire at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages BB Haruna at 10,000 yards
CA Atago engages BB Prince of Wales at 10,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Takao at 10,000 yards
DD Michishio engages DD Tenedos at 10,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Vendetta at 10,000 yards
DD Akatsuki engages DD Vampire at 10,000 yards
DD Michishio engages DD Vampire at 10,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Express at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BB Prince of Wales at 12,000 yards
BC Repulse engages BB Haruna at 12,000 yards
DD Michishio engages DD Express at 12,000 yards
DD Michishio engages DD Tenedos at 12,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages DD Hibiki at 12,000 yards
DD Akatsuki engages DD Vampire at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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TF 134 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-20
DMS W-13



54 mines cleared


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ASW attack near Kuantan at 52,81

Japanese Ships
DD Nowaki
DD Maikaze
DD Arashi

Allied Ships
SS KXVI



SS KXVI is sighted by escort
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 attacking submerged sub ....
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Laoag at 80,71

Japanese Ships
APD Aoi

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 is located by APD Aoi
S-36 diving deep ....
APD Aoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Aoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Aoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Aoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Aoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Soc Trang at 56,74

Japanese Ships
DMS W-4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Sozan Maru
AV Sagara Maru
xAK Sanura Maru
xAK Kashiwara Maru
xAK Meiu Maru
xAK Hakakisan Maru
xAK Johore Maru
E Shimushu
PB Tokotsu Maru
PB Naruto Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS Permit

the first exploding MK14 of the war...

SS Permit launches 4 torpedoes at DMS W-4
Permit bottoming out ....
E Shimushu fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Tokotsu Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 43
Buffalo I x 44


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed

you can call it bold, you can call it careless to land at Mersing with Singaporeīs airfield being fully operational and having 150+ fighters there togther with torpedo bombers and Force Z nearby but in the end we achieve nothing as our torpedo bombers didnīt fly... so we tangle with some halve hearted sweeps coming in, taking out more Zeroes today and achieving a new record of Zeroes shot down in a single day... 90% of the kills going to the AVG, the Buffalos are just targets, mainly due to the crappy pilot skills...

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (1 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 27000.
Raid is overhead
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 22000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 38
Buffalo I x 37


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 21930 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 14th PS Engineer Regiment, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 27
G4M1 Betty x 20



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged


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


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

why this ground attack was flown to Clark Field, I donīt know...
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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 14th PS Engineer Regiment, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 53
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 41



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


Allied ground losses:
51 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
15 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
19 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-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 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 ...


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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 11



No Japanese losses


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


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 Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 31



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 37
Buffalo I x 28


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed

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

quite a big strike in the end that was hit hard with lots of Zeroes shot down over Singapore and many more crashing on their way home... if you look at the total Zero losses in the next post one can figure out that this is going to drain the enemy pools (how many Zeroes the enemy has to start with is something I donīt know but I doubt heīs got hundreds of them in the pool, nor has he got the production capacity to lose that many so early on)... at the end of this sweep there were no more Allied fighters in the air though... total number of fighters airborne was a little disappointing considering radar and 150+ available...


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 22000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 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 24000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 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 15 minutes



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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4704 troops, 21 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 170

Defending force 1716 troops, 9 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

Japanese adjusted assault: 73

Allied adjusted defense: 9

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuching !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
209 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
906 casualties reported
Squads: 42 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 58 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (4 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
II./4th Infantry Battalion
I./4th Infantry Battalion
2nd Engineer Regiment
2nd Recon Regiment

Defending units:
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion
106th RN Base Force






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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/20/2011 10:45:23 AM   
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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).



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.


No meant the "Added After 6 months, an expired pooled device (sqd or engineer type) will slowly convert to the upgraded version; if japan, obsolete devices back to the raw materials [MEM]". It is an realism option as far as i know and for new games it it by default turned on. So it is turned on ? Just want to know how good/bad it works so i am searching AARs where it is used.



wow, didnīt even know about that feature and Iīm not at home at the moment so I canīt check the settings. When I checked the settings on the first turn I didnīt notice this one though which makes me wonder if it is something you can turn on/off. Itīs a nice feature though.

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Naval combat, maybe even air attacks, eat up ship ops points and those reduce movement, right? 8 hex movement a phase, 16 during a full day, if it only moved 7+2=9(/16=56%) fighting 2 battles, thats petty much the amount of movement I'd expect it to, perhaps 1 or 2 hex more. Add possible damage due to combat or sailing at full speed reducing speed by 2-3 knots from say the already slowest ship and thats it even without refueling escorts.

Also looks like the damaged DDs Vampire and Express werent removed from the TF due damage after the first battle, so that must have been the reason together with battle ops points.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/20/2011 11:29:44 AM   
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Naval combat, maybe even air attacks, eat up ship ops points and those reduce movement, right? 8 hex movement a phase, 16 during a full day, if it only moved 7+2=9(/16=56%) fighting 2 battles, thats petty much the amount of movement I'd expect it to, perhaps 1 or 2 hex more. Add possible damage due to combat or sailing at full speed reducing speed by 2-3 knots from say the already slowest ship and thats it even without refueling escorts.

Also looks like the damaged DDs Vampire and Express werent removed from the TF due damage after the first battle, so that must have been the reason together with battle ops points.



if AE hasnīt changed it, then op points from the night phase seem not to count during the day, which is also what Iīve seen often enough with several engagements during the night and the TF still moving normally during the day. So how would that work then? This would have to be bugged then, itīs either a or b working correctly or not working correctly. Problem is that both things happen in the game, usually b, means fighting during the night against dozens of enemy TFs while still moving full speed and full range during the day. Naval bombardment anyone? That expands 2/3 of the main gun ammo, far more than was used during above mentioned engagement and still sees the ships move full range out of the target. Fuel was no issue and what has been in Force Z has nearly had no damage at all, the TF still showed 8 hex max range the next day. Funny thing was that one DD actually was split off Force Z, guess what, that one managed to get to Singapore and that one was a damaged ship.

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Naval combat, maybe even air attacks, eat up ship ops points and those reduce movement, right? 8 hex movement a phase, 16 during a full day, if it only moved 7+2=9(/16=56%) fighting 2 battles, thats petty much the amount of movement I'd expect it to, perhaps 1 or 2 hex more. Add possible damage due to combat or sailing at full speed reducing speed by 2-3 knots from say the already slowest ship and thats it even without refueling escorts.

Also looks like the damaged DDs Vampire and Express werent removed from the TF due damage after the first battle, so that must have been the reason together with battle ops points.


if AE hasnīt changed it, then op points from the night phase seem not to count during the day, which is also what Iīve seen often enough with several engagements during the night and the TF still moving normally during the day. So how would that work then? This would have to be bugged then, itīs either a or b working correctly or not working correctly. Problem is that both things happen in the game, usually b, means fighting during the night against dozens of enemy TFs while still moving full speed and full range during the day. Naval bombardment anyone? That expands 2/3 of the main gun ammo, far more than was used during above mentioned engagement and still sees the ships move full range out of the target. Fuel was no issue and what has been in Force Z has nearly had no damage at all, the TF still showed 8 hex max range the next day. Funny thing was that one DD actually was split off Force Z, guess what, that one managed to get to Singapore and that one was a damaged ship.


Hmm... How about threat tolerance and routing/waypoints? It probably didnt retreat from surface threat but could have changed its route back to Singapore because of an air threat. Its possible the TF didnt take the shortest route in or out despite of whatever was the showed to be the route in the order phase unless you had set direct-absolute and forced waypoints and full speed.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/20/2011 12:03:04 PM   
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Funny thing was that one DD actually was split off Force Z, guess what, that one managed to get to Singapore and that one was a damaged ship.


I am here with Castor too.
I must say that even after 3 years of experiences I find the TF movement still kind of unreliable.
On submitting orders I always worry where my TF ends at the end of day.
And usually it's in the wrong place in wrong time...

I feel that routing control with all those options [threat tollerancy, safe from air threat etc.] combined with different fuel factors [full refuel, tactical, minimal etc. i just wonder if they refuel on way and back] makes the game movement more complicated and it become more like "quess where your TF will be"...

Not even commenting on waypoints.
Try using waypoints to force some movement [say fast transport or surface raiders avoiding deep waters] and you'll sure get your valuable ships stay 1 hex from the target or [what is quite typical, or stay inside the waypoint at the end of a day].
Just ask crsutton, three last PBEM turns and two my fast transport convoys ended at Attu and Wewak under enemy air threat and suffered badly]
Trying to avoid using waypoints close to enemy because it happens to me all the time.
Guess I just take it with its face value and say: "Well, during war unexpected happens more often that expected".

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/20/2011 12:56:01 PM   
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ORIGINAL: castor troy
Funny thing was that one DD actually was split off Force Z, guess what, that one managed to get to Singapore and that one was a damaged ship.


I am here with Castor too.
I must say that even after 3 years of experiences I find the TF movement still kind of unreliable.
On submitting orders I always worry where my TF ends at the end of day.
And usually it's in the wrong place in wrong time...

I feel that routing control with all those options [threat tollerancy, safe from air threat etc.] combined with different fuel factors [full refuel, tactical, minimal etc. i just wonder if they refuel on way and back] makes the game movement more complicated and it become more like "quess where your TF will be"...

Not even commenting on waypoints.
Try using waypoints to force some movement [say fast transport or surface raiders avoiding deep waters] and you'll sure get your valuable ships stay 1 hex from the target or [what is quite typical, or stay inside the waypoint at the end of a day].
Just ask crsutton, three last PBEM turns and two my fast transport convoys ended at Attu and Wewak under enemy air threat and suffered badly]
Trying to avoid using waypoints close to enemy because it happens to me all the time.
Guess I just take it with its face value and say: "Well, during war unexpected happens more often that expected".


yeah, I believe that is the consensus among all players here, that don't blindly defend everything and counter all possible criticism...

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/20/2011 2:46:38 PM   
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And hereīs the ac loss list of this turn. As you can see we claim a hell a lot of Zekes today, there must have been a lot crashing on their way home. If I had to guess, the enemy probably lost 20 Zeroes, which still is a great result as we only lost 3 H81-A3 in return as the Buffalos once more acted as training targets for the Zeroes. 140 Zeroes are claimed lost already and weīre only two weeks into the campaign and Iīm very satisfied about this. What do Japanese players say about these Zero losses?




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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/20/2011 3:23:09 PM   
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And hereīs the ac loss list of this turn. As you can see we claim a hell a lot of Zekes today, there must have been a lot crashing on their way home. If I had to guess, the enemy probably lost 20 Zeroes, which still is a great result as we only lost 3 H81-A3 in return as the Buffalos once more acted as training targets for the Zeroes. 140 Zeroes are claimed lost already and weīre only two weeks into the campaign and Iīm very satisfied about this. What do Japanese players say about these Zero losses?





That hes already about to run out of good Navy fighter pilots in those units. 140 Zeros... Probably around 90 KIA and MIA pilots.

There are some units with good pilots he could use, like the A5M units in Marshalls and at Bedeloab and those restricted units in Home Islands, maybe 120 pilots in total but those HI pilots are not all elite... Initially those PI Zero units, 2 x size 45 units actually, have 45+10 pilots IIRC but Yamada Detachments in Indochina, 18 and 9 planes, dont have many extra pilots. The starting reserve pool has maybe 30 good pilots. If you still have plane reserves of your own and mortar doesn't discontinue his air raids or start using more Zeros and better I think you can expect the kill rate move more to your advantage until you run out of H81s.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/20/2011 3:42:00 PM   
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thx, nice info. Problem for me is there is litterally no reserve of H81-A3 anyway so as soon as weīve lost something like two dozen we are going to run out of reserves which is soon obviously. By then, I hope to being able to upgrade one squadron to P-40E and free some H81-A3 and soon later one squadron goes for P-39 which has overall better stats than the P-40E anyway. Biggest problem about this, I canīt upgrade them at Singapore as it would be more or less suicide to have a squadron being fully damaged sitting on the ground, slowly repairing so as soon as I have to upgrade, Iīve got to withdraw from Singapore.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/20/2011 5:30:39 PM   
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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.


CT

Welcome back. I look forward to following the rants...

However, a comment on this. Yes, sometimes it just does not work as planned. I don't know if it is a bug or a design point. Let me say that about 80-90% of the time a TF will follow my orders or come close enough. However, I am quite satisfied if the game throw a little random chaos at me. It makes the game more fun to see the unexpected happen on occasion and actually reflects the reality of war. The game would be too boring if we could micromanage everything to perfection so I think it is to the game's advantage that at times the unexpected happens.

Sometimes a FT convoy should get caught in the open and plastered. It happened...


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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/20/2011 5:37:36 PM   
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I have to say, I can of course be surprised in the coming months/years and he will soon start to dish out some crushing blows to me. If I end up being whiped from the map Iīm sure my humble opponent will also have problem finding an opponent on our forum.


Well, sometimes the first months of the game are just too boring for the japanese side that even some experienced players "take shortcuts" and just agree on some level of stupidy for exchange with speed of expansion...
[If I were start another PBEM campaign that would probably be the may '42 campaign for the reasons mentioned above ]
Your opponent just doesn't really seem so experienced
and I just hope he'd have to learn and mature fast or...


Ah, Ark and I finally agree on something... My favorite scenario in WITP was the May 1942 start. It set the game on a more historical course. However, it is a handicap to the Japanese player as a good Japanese player should be well ahead of the map points defined by the May start. It especially limits an aggressive move in India as May of 42 is too late to move into India. It may also prevent the overrun of China by the Japanese player. But it does make for a more satisfying game.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 21, 41
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TF 134 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-20
DMS W-13



54 mines cleared


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ASW attack near Mersing at 52,82

Japanese Ships
xAK Meiyo Maru
TB Hayabusa

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII



SS KXVIII is sighted by escort
KXVIII bottoming out ....
TB Hayabusa fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hayabusa fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hayabusa fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hayabusa fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hayabusa fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 202 encounters mine field at Pamekasan (57,105)

Allied Ships
AMc Bogor
AMc Cheribon
AMc Bantam
AMc Aroe



18 mines cleared

enemy sub laid some mines here... not much going in and out of Soerabaja but I would like to do that in relative safety...


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Submarine attack near French Frigate Shoal at 171,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
xAP Rochambeau, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



xAP Rochambeau is sighted by SS I-172
SS I-172 attacking on the surface

damn, another big troop transport is lost in the middle of nowhere... pure luck for the IJN and bad luck for us to have a fast troop transport running over a sub in such a location... ce la vie...

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Pre-Invasion action off Nauru Island (127,128)

Japanese Ships
DD Yunagi
CM Okinoshima
CM Tokiwa
PB Nagata Maru


Allied ground losses:
109 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)


DD Yunagi firing at Wren Det.
CM Okinoshima firing at Wren Det.
CM Tokiwa firing at Wren Det.
PB Nagata Maru fired at enemy troops
CM Tokiwa fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Nauru Island (127,128)

TF 15 troops unloading over beach at Nauru Island, 127,128





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TF 134 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-20
DMS W-13



44 mines cleared


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TF 202 encounters mine field at Pamekasan (57,105)

Allied Ships
AMc Bogor
AMc Cheribon
AMc Bantam
AMc Aroe



5 mines cleared


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 60
Buffalo I x 37


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

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

we throw up nearly a hundred fighters over Singapore and I expected to dish out another blow to the IJNAF...

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 6 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 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 14 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 10 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 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 11 minutes
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (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 to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 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, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Raid is overhead
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 34



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 57
Buffalo I x 29


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 4 destroyed
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet

but today our fighters performed exceptionally bad compared to earlier days, even though weīve replaced many pilots with better ones and all squadrons are commanded by the best officers I could find... this Zero sweep really trashed our fighter squadrons, lots of downed fighters and an endless number of damaged ones...


CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
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)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 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
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 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
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 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 15 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 25



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 35
Buffalo I x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ia Oscar: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 25140 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18930 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF 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 Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 36
G4M1 Betty x 73



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
O-47A: 1 damaged
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 47
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 155

our enemy finally switched to airfield attacks and nukes Clark Field... love to hear how UBER Allied 4E are when you see the IJ super heroe bombers sinking all and everything with torps or 800kg bombs and nuke bases at the same time... the level 8 airfield is nearly 100/100 damaged and it will take two weeks to repair it... no more fort construction ever here...


Aircraft Attacking:
25 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
24 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 SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 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 Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 33
Buffalo I x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 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, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF 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 34 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 51 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 31
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 31
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 62
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged


Allied ground losses:
53 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
15 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
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
9 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 FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 27



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 30
Buffalo I x 9


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

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

the Oscars canīt be seen much as a threat, they just lack fire power to be anywhere useful, even early days they suck... we had some more fighters damaged but easily achieve an excellent kill rate as many of the Oscars are sent home damaged and crash... still, it was a defeat for us today and our fighters are ordered to retreat... what I still donīt understand is our enemyīs tactic... one day with big sweeps and a hundred bombers attacking Singaporeīs airfields would have ended our defense in... one day... the way the IJ attacked Singapore, it has cost them over a hundred Zeroes and dozens of Oscars... the AVG and the Buffalo squadrons have been flown out and will regroup and build up for the next stand somewhere else... fighter replacements are, ehm, non existent...

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 25000.
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)
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
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 4
Buffalo I x 16
Swordfish I x 7


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Osaka Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Kashii Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Swordfish I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo

after days that have seen our bombers being grounded, they finally attack and manage to sink a single freighter... 3/4 of our bombers did nothing... landing at Mersing while Singapore is fully operational is no threat to the IJ at all...


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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
12 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 Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 20
Buffalo I x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

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



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 17280.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
No.67 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
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 2000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes



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Ground combat at 50,77 (near Temuloh)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3804 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Defending force 1496 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

Japanese adjusted assault: 24

Allied adjusted defense: 22

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade


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Ground combat at Nauru Island (127,128)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 195 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 7

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Nauru Island !!!

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



Assaulting units:
II/66th Nav Gd /2



looking at the aircraft losses, the AVG must have achieved a 4:1 overall over Singapore... not bad... we arenīt afraid of the IJAAF fighters as long as the Tojo isnīt available... as soon as this happens, we are more or less helpless until mid 43...




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ASW attack near Billiton at 54,94

Japanese Ships
SS I-164

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
BC Repulse
DD Pope
DD Express
DD Thanet
DD Tenedos
DD Scout



SS I-164 is sighted by escort
DD Express fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Thanet fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tenedos fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Scout fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tenedos fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Scout fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Force Z is retiring to Java and unfortunately gets spotted...
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ASW attack near Mersing at 51,82

Japanese Ships
xAK Naruto Maru
xAK Kenyo Maru
DMS W-3

Allied Ships
SS KXVI



SS KXVI is sighted by escort
DMS W-3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-3 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
CM Kamome
xAK Fukko Maru
xAK Yamakisan Maru
xAK Meisho Maru
xAK Meiten Maru
xAK Iwaki Maru
xAK Teisen Maru
xAK Zyunyo Maru
xAK Koei Maru
xAKL Miyako Maru
E Shimushu
PB Tokotsu Maru
PB Naruto Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS KXIII, hits 5



SS KXIII is sighted by escort
KXIII bottoming out ....
E Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tokotsu Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Shimushu fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Naruto Maru #3 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

that one is knocked out...

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ASW attack near Mersing at 51,82

Japanese Ships
DD Nowaki
BB Haruna
CA Kumano
CA Atago
CA Takao
DD Arashi
DD Maikaze
DD Arashio
DD Michishio
DD Oshio

Allied Ships
SS KXVI, hits 1



SS KXVI launches 2 torpedoes at DD Nowaki
DD Arashio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Arashio is out of ASW ammo
DD Arashio is out of ASW ammo
DD Michishio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Oshio 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...
Escort abandons search for sub

would have love to target Haruna...


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ASW attack near Mersing at 51,82

Japanese Ships
AV Sagara Maru
xAK Fukko Maru
xAK Sanura Maru
xAK Meisho Maru
xAK Kashiwara Maru
xAK Iwaki Maru
xAK Meiu Maru
xAK Hakakisan Maru
xAK Johore Maru
xAKL Miyako Maru
E Shimushu
PB Tokotsu Maru
PB Naruto Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS KXVI, hits 2



SS KXVI is sighted by escort
E Shimushu fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Tokotsu Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Naruto Maru #3 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Naruto Maru #3 is out of ASW ammo
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Naruto Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on 41st PA Infantry Division, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9
G4M1 Betty x 74



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged


Allied ground losses:
278 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

thank god the enemy realized far too late that he can really hurt our troops that drove the enemy offensive back North... while lots of ground attacks were flown so far, nearly none of them made any sense to me... attacking our stack in open terrain here does make sense and should wear down our troops in no time if flown by enough bombers as we try to get back to Clark Field...

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
24 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
9 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 51st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 21st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 11th PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd PA Constblry HW Regiment ...
Also attacking 91st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 41st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 51st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 41st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 51st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 21st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 11th PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd PA Constblry HW Regiment ...
Also attacking 41st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 51st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 41st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 51st PA Infantry Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 21st PA Infantry Division, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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



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Morning Air attack on 4th Marine Regiment, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 31
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 5 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged


Allied ground losses:
280 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)

having 70+ av disabled in a single day means having 0 av left within one and a halve weeks, literally leaving us with no combat power on the Philipines... hope it wonīt take longer than three or four days to move back to Clark Field and we pray for bad weather...

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
30 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 26th PS Cavalry Regiment ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Regiment ...
Also attacking 26th PS Cavalry Regiment ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Regiment ...
Also attacking 26th PS Cavalry Regiment ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Regiment ...
Also attacking 26th PS Cavalry Regiment ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Regiment ...
Also attacking 26th PS Cavalry Regiment ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Regiment ...
Also attacking 26th PS Cavalry Regiment ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Regiment ...
Also attacking 26th PS Cavalry Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 72
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged


Allied ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 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-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
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 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 ...
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 ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 7
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 4
Buffalo I x 15
Swordfish I x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ia Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed
Swordfish I: 3 destroyed
Swordfish I: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna

damn, I was confident enough to keep my bombers on nav attack as Mersing has got NO airfield... so the enemy easily LRCAPs Mersing from Khota Baru, some 9 hexes further North... and he does that with full effect, totally shredding our strike... the two Swordfish that made it through Cap were shot down by Harunaīs flak... the enemy didnīt suffer any other losses than the single Oscar...

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x H81-A3 sweeping at 20000 feet
2 x Buffalo I sweeping at 20000 feet
2 x Buffalo I sweeping at 25000 feet
1 x Buffalo I sweeping at 15000 feet
3 x Buffalo I sweeping at 1000 feet

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-2 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 23
Buffalo I x 31


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 5 destroyed

left our fighters over Singapore one more day, a bad idea, even though the AVG performed very well again while the Buffalos are the usual training targets for enemy Zeroes...

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Raid is overhead
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (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 25000 , scrambling fighters between 27000 and 29000.
Raid is overhead
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (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 25000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 31000.
Raid is overhead
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (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 9000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 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, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 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, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 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 27000.
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 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 18
Buffalo I x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 4 destroyed
Buffalo I: 4 destroyed

that one really hurts...

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 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 10 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.21 Sqn RAAF 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 9000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
No.243 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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes



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Ground combat at Johore Bahru (50,83)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1140 troops, 2 guns, 68 vehicles, Assault Value = 170

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 32

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 32 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Johore Bahru !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: op mode(-)



Assaulting units:
5th Recon Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment

the enemy advances with three tank units... what was the result of a weak force advancing on Clark Field and what did we learn there? I was thinking about moving my 1000av Army out of Singapore shock attacking over the river into Johore Bahru to shred these three units as the rest of the enemy units may well be a couple of days behind this spearhead... in this case, I thought it wouldnīt really worth it to counterattack and we just keep on building forts... being at level 3 I doubt weīre ever getting to level 4...

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Ground combat at 50,77 (near Temuloh)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3644 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 110

Defending force 1427 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Japanese adjusted assault: 48

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 48 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
140 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
489 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 16 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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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/31/2011 4:15:55 PM   
castor troy


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No update for a week because I had to do a new setup on my PC and Mr. Gatesī products proved to be a little more problematic than I hoped. One of the ridicoulos things was that when I downloaded the damned Windows 7 version it didnīt came as ISO so I ended up without a bootable DVD to start with. Even turning those files into an ISO DVD proved to be two hours work. Microsoft? After hours and hours of more problem (heck, Iīve probably done two dozen setups from scratch on my PC the last 15 years so that wasnīt my first time) I ended up having all running again, execpt that outlook 2003 obviously got a compability problem with Windows 7 as now gmail doesnīt work anymore, no matter if with firewall on/off or any of the other hundred tips Iīve found on the Inet. Ruling the IT world and having such borked products is a quality of itīs own. Now running gmail with Thunderbird, took me 2 min... oh well, back to the game.

Due to the new setup Iīve lost a weekīs turns that saw some action, first me intercepting an enemy SAG during daylight with Force Z. Enemy SAG was earlier spotted by a sub with BB Hyuga being identified. Iīve thought BB Hyuga would mean also itīs twin BB Ise in the TF (which proved to be the case) but to my bad surprise, there were also three Fusos in the TF. End result again was that the IJ super Navy whiped the floor in DAYLIGHT with Force Z doing nothing in return. BB Prince of Wales went down after no less than 40+ hits. Unfortunately the routine didnīt even try to have my TF trying to get away from the superior IJ SAG which is one thing, the other one is the joke that my BB/BC failed to do any damage on the enemy once again. Yes, in DAYLIGHT. I shouldnīt complain, Iīve said it over a hundred times already during the last years, donīt engage the IJN other than by dropping bombs on them. DONīT USE YOUR SHIPS AGAINST THE IJN! The way this works in the game, the IJN is the best Navy in the world, ever single ship being worth three times a comparable Allied ship. Thatīs how it is, thatīs how youīve got to accept it. The problem of not having any bombers that drop a bomb being able to penetrate an IJN BBīs deck armor and Allied torp bombers being crap compared to IJN uber torp bombers will again see me facing those BB until the end of the war, just like in my last PBEM when hundreds of 70 skilled carrier bombers werenīt able to take them out.

The second and most important happening was the enemy assault on Singapore. After our counter offensive on the Philipines that forced the enemy to retreat, we were awaiting the enemy at Singapore. So what happened? The enemy crosses the river into Singapore with four small tank units that trashed themselve. What the heck? I really couldnīt believe it. Not only would that mean that my 1100 av at Singapore will kick out those tank units which would be a small victory, but mortar also kept the rest of his units marching towards Singapore. Now I didnīt know when they would cross the river which would give me the chance to counterattack the same day when those units would be totally disrupted from their shock attack and so I guessed they would do so right the next day when the tank units crossed as Iīve hoped mortar wanted to save his tank units. And that was exactly what happened!!!! Iīve expect to see at least 1500 enemy av crossing the river to assault Singapore as the enemy must be aware of my strenght there but all that was coming across werenīt even 1000 av that took quite a beating from the river crossing first. The chance to counter attack with a shock attack mortar offered us by moving in his small units the day before meant our attack happening right after the enemy Army failed with their attack. The result was astonishing, seeing the enemy with not even 400 adjusted av and us with nearly 1000 adjusted av, meaning the enemy Army was kicked out of Singapore suffereing horrendous losses! Hurrey! This uncoordinated advance has cost the enemy over 400 av dead with hundreds of guns and support lost too while we suffered not even 100 av lost with another 200 disabled, mostly within those small units that arenīt really combat effective. But this meant more losses to the Japanese already than a usual defense of Singapore achieves until it is lost and now the enemy has to cross the river again which wonīt happen soon I guess. I donīt want to sound harsh again (I know I do all the time anyway ) but what is my opponent thinking? Ok, letīs forget about the failed advance on the Philipines, this may happen if you arenīt used to play an experienced opponent, but now that advance on Singapore? Being kicked right out of the hex again killing off the equivalent of a whole IJA division? Together with WITP Iīve been playing this game for 7 years now but have never experienced something like this and I really have to ask about my opponentīs experience again. I was really pointing out that I was looking for an experienced player because I donīt want to end up spending hours and hours for the PBEM and the AAR to see my opponent quitting out of a sudden due to too many disasters so I can only hope mortar is tough enough to stick to the game and itīs only ground warfare where he lacks experience. Can only hope.

The third really interesting event was me again using my fleet (silly, I know), this time having a bit more luck as mortar either has screwed up something or was too careless as weīve sent the light cruisers Boise and the highly experienced Mauritius with a couple of third line destroyers to intercept the invasion convoy of Koepang that had no SAG as cover. To my big surprise, weīve first met an enemy CVL/CVE TF one hex South of Koepang (that TF wasnīt spotted earlier) and seeing an enemy BB in that TF was pretty scaring to me but in the end, being a CV TF meant bad news for the IJN and we were able to put two 6 inch shells into the CVL and another one into the CVE before the enemy was able to withdraw into the dark with the enemy BB wildly firing.

At that point Iīve thought it would be another fiasco already with my cruisers probably sunk during the day for no real damage (only sunken ships means damage) to the enemy but then anothe surface engagemet poppped up, seeing our cruiser squadron engaging the enemy invasion convoy that was only covered by a single PB. Both Boise and Mauritius engaged the enemy ships with their 6 inch batteries, sinking all but one small freighter and nearly destroying a whole IJA regiment. This was a really important victory for us as this means Koepang will hold a couple of days longer which is good news as weīve got some major operation going on in this area.

Weīre only three weeks into the war and weīve seen the assault on the Philipines fail, the assault on Singapore fail and having the Koepang invasion being whiped out. How is this game going further?


The next day:



AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 31, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Roti at 67,116, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi, Shell hits 2
CL Tama, Shell hits 1
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Shigure
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze

Allied Ships
CL Mauritius
CL Boise
DD Pillsbury
DD Pope, Shell hits 1

This is one of those things I fail to understand as we were West of Koepang with the order to move West at full speed when the enemy came from the East catching my TF before it move out of the hex. How did that work? Having nearly no main gun ammo left our two cruisers opened fire with their secondary batteries hitting the enemy three times for no damage, Pope took a 5 inch from an enemy DD causing not much damage when our TF managed to flee.

Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 96% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 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
CA Nachi engages CL Boise at 11,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Mauritius at 11,000 yards
DD Pope engages DD Suzukaze at 11,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Pope at 11,000 yards
DD Pope engages DD Shigure at 11,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Shiratsuyu at 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Pope at 11,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Pope at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Boise at 9,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Mauritius at 9,000 yards
DD Pope engages DD Suzukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Pope engages DD Umikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Pope at 9,000 yards
DD Pope engages DD Shiratsuyu at 9,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Pope at 9,000 yards
DD Pope engages DD Hayashio at 9,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Nachi at 9,000 yards
CL Boise engages CL Tama at 9,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DD Pope at 9,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Pillsbury at 9,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Pope at 9,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DD Shiratsuyu at 9,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Pillsbury at 9,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Pillsbury at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Nachi at 8,000 yards
CL Boise engages CL Tama at 8,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Pope at 8,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DD Umikaze at 8,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DD Shigure at 8,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Pillsbury at 8,000 yards
DD Pope engages DD Amatsukaze at 8,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Pope at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Boise at 12,000 yards
CL Boise engages CL Tama at 12,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Pope at 12,000 yards
DD Pope engages DD Umikaze at 12,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Pope at 12,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Pillsbury at 12,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Pope at 12,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Pope at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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TF 132 encounters mine field at Pamekasan (57,105)

Allied Ships
DD Express
DD Encounter
DD Parrott



5 mines cleared

another sub laid minefield here, Iīve sent some AMc that did nothing, but those DD end up in the minefield...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kwangchowan at 73,60, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
MTB 7
MTB 8
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 11
MTB 12
MTB 26
MTB 27

those are the MTB from Hong Kong, canīt bring them somewhere else, they just lack range...

Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 96% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Nishimura, Teiji crosses the 'T'
DD Yudachi engages MTB 11 at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 26 at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 8 at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 7 at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 11 at 7,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 9 at 7,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 11 at 7,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 9 at 7,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 8 at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 11 at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 10 at 9,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 26 at 9,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 9 at 9,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 8 at 9,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages MTB 11 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 8 at 11,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 27 at 11,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 27 at 11,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 10 at 11,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 9 at 11,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 8 at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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TF 2 encounters mine field at 108,60

Japanese Ships
AO Nippon Maru, Mine hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

nice, have sent Argonaut with a load of mines to mine the shipping lanes South of Osaka and we find a probably fuel loaden AO... hope that one is gone...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kwangchowan at 73,61, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
MTB 7
MTB 8
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 11, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
MTB 12, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 26
MTB 27

oh how I love those routines related to ship movement... in the night the TF breaks off, retreats and does so to end up right in the path of the enemy during the day... have seen that a hundred times and donīt wonder anymore... the "we engage every single ship in a 45 mile hex 100% of the time when weīre in that hex too routine" isnīt making it better... as much as I welcomed the mid ocean intercepts, it turns out to be a wonky result as there seeems not to be a die roll if the intercept happens or not and thatīs a problem...



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 15,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 27 at 15,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 27 at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 27 at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 12 at 9,000 yards
MTB 12 sunk by DD Minegumo at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 27 at 7,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 11 at 7,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 10 at 7,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 9 at 7,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 27 at 7,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages MTB 11 at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 26 at 8,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 10 at 8,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages MTB 27 at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 26 at 12,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 11 at 12,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 10 at 12,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 27 at 12,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 10 at 12,000 yards
MTB 11 sunk by DD Natsugumo at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 27 at 17,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 26 at 17,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 10 at 17,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages MTB 7 at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Submarine attack near Djailolo at 78,100

Japanese Ships
xAKL Boko Maru

Allied Ships
SS O16



xAKL Boko Maru is sighted by SS O16
SS O16 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Boko Maru

even my Dutch subs fire dud torps...

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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 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 Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 45



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 14 damaged
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
DC-2: 9 damaged
DC-2: 1 destroyed on ground
DC-3: 6 damaged
DC-3: 1 destroyed on ground

oh no, out of a sudden, without any recon before, the enemy bombs Bataanīs airfield, knocking out most of the aircraft (another strike following) I had there to transport troops... no more troop transports...

Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 26

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
22 x G4M1 Betty 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: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 27
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 44 damaged
PBY-4 Catalina: 4 destroyed on ground
DC-3: 1 damaged
DC-3: 1 destroyed on ground
DC-2: 15 damaged
DC-2: 2 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 10
Runway hits 31

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
30 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 21
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 64



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 15 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 29

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

can only hope the enemy keeps flying at that height, then my medium flak can reach the bombers to do a little damage at least...

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 14
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3

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



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Morning Air attack on Mergui , at 53,62

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 15
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 11

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



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Lord Howe Island at 100,169

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 49
D3A1 Val x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Nicarata, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Neo Hebridais, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk


Another thing I really have to question is this. Mortar had KB move down the Australian cost the last couple of days, every day spotted. Many of my TFs werenīt fast enough to get out of harms way but nothing happened the last four days. Not a single strike was flown against probably four dozen ships and surely weather wasnīt the reason for it as KB was never clouded in. I just canīt believe what is going on in this PBEM, has the AI taken control?

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Nicarata
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Neo Hebridais


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Afternoon Air attack on Sydney , at 90,167

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 49 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 49
B5N2 Kate x 134
D3A1 Val x 106



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged
D3A1 Val: 6 damaged

Allied Ships
CM Bungaree, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAKL Coolana, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
AGP Niagara, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAKL Mulcra, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Iowan, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Yarra, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Capitaine Illiaquer, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Hamakua, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Mortlake Bank, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Kaiping, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Koonda, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Noora, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Hetton Bank, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Carroo, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Comara, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
AMc Uki, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Goonambee, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Wear, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Kohala, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAKL Kailua, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Samuel Benbow, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Burwah, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
AMc Goolgwai, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

this was fully expected yesterday already, nothing of value in Sydney as all bigger ships were moved out a couple of days ago, those xAKL couldnīt get away anyway so Iīve left them in port hoping for my flak to do something... my hopes failed as much as my flak did, NOT ONE enemy bomber was shot down... pfff... but hey, I should have lost something like 50 ships more the last couple of days, for what reason ever I didnīt... while KB is sitting off Sydney, weīve spotted lots of enemy TF in the Solomons, Iīm sure weīre going to see the invasion of PM soon...

Allied ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Repair Shipyard hits 2
Port hits 19
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 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
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3433 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 116

Defending force 2490 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

Japanese adjusted assault: 99

Allied adjusted defense: 88

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
145 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
20th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Molukken Garrison Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion
Ambon Base Force


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Ground combat at Batu Pahat (49,82)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1733 troops, 4 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 79

Defending force 458 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 61

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 61 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Batu Pahat !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), disruption(-), preparation(-)
fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:


Allied ground losses:
476 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 55 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Assaulting units:
5th Recon Regiment
55th Cavalry Regiment

Defending units:
8th Indian Brigade
FMSV Brigade


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Ground combat at Wewak (96,119)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 696 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 8

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wewak !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-), disruption(-)



Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit








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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 01, 42
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TF 218 encounters mine field at Pamekasan (57,105)

Allied Ships
AMc Cheribon
AMc Aroe
AMc Alor



22 mines cleared

this time the AMc did their work...

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TF 185 encounters mine field at 108,60

Japanese Ships
AMc Aioi Maru
AMc Keijin Maru
AMc Tamazono Maru



8 mines cleared


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Sub attack near Ternate at 76,103

Japanese Ships
xAK Kiso Maru, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish

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

Swordfish fired more than a dozen torps to finally finish that xAK... carrying troops it was sure worth it... but the next question on what my opponent is doing, a troop transport without a single escort in the middle of the SRA?

SS Swordfish attacking xAK Kiso Maru on the surface

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TF 185 encounters mine field at 108,60

Japanese Ships
AMc Aioi Maru
AMc Keijin Maru
AMc Tamazono Maru



21 mines cleared


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TF 218 encounters mine field at Pamekasan (57,105)

Allied Ships
AMc Cheribon
AMc Aroe
AMc Alor



11 mines cleared


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TF 82 encounters mine field at 108,60

Japanese Ships
AMc Sobun Maru
AMc Fuji Maru #11



11 mines cleared


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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,133

Japanese Ships
DD Uzuki
DD Oboro

Allied Ships
SS Triton



SS Triton launches 2 torpedoes at DD Uzuki
Triton diving deep ....
DD Oboro fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oboro fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oboro fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oboro fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oboro attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

enemy invasion is coming in, KB not near for close cover as itīs still near Sydney... a pity, weīve got nothing to hurt those ships coming for Port Moresby...

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Morning Air attack on 6th Burma Rifles Battalion, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 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 Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
22 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 50 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 46



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 24

Aircraft Attacking:
22 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



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 31
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25



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


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


Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
30 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 17
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 40



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 28 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed by flak


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


Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 49

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed by flak



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

please keep attacking below 9000ft...

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Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 14
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 16



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



Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 21

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



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Morning Air attack on Mergui , at 53,62

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 15
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 20



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 22

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



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Morning Air attack on Kendari , at 70,106

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 17

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

only halve of my bombers are flying from Java and Kendari got NO fighters but lots of bombers on the ground... now the amazing thing: Kendari got NO ground troops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, but this is getting worse than an AI game! Recon shows 50+ enemy aircraft (probably 30 there) but NO ground troops. Weīve also got our Dutch units the hex next to Kendari, so even if air recon would fail (it never does and you get at least the icon for ground units), we would get the icon for just having our units in the next hex. THIS IS TOTALLY CRAZY!!!!!


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 16


Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 2 damaged
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
xAK Kuraido Maru
CL Tenryu
CA Kinugasa

Iīve got 30 Banshees for use, none of the squadrons has any decent nav bomb skill, perhaps halve a dozen pilots in total are somewhere around 40 nav bomb skill, one squadron just arrived, those pilots are not even in the 20s so other than hoping for a bomb hit on a freighter during bright daylight thereīs nothing we can do... no replacement bombers either...

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
10 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Pre-Invasion action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

163 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari
AMC Kinryu Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire
PB Kaiun Maru
DD Oite
PB Kaikei Maru
AMC Kongo Maru, Shell hits 2
PB Ikunta Maru

Japanese ground losses:
149 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

weīve tried to do our best to reinforce PM and to put some CD guns in place, in total there are eight 6" guns which isnīt a fleet killer but at least something to fire some shellss... if KB would have shown up 10 days later we would have a Aussie CD unit there with 16 additional 6" guns and some flak that was already loaded onto a convoy but I had to unload again with KB being in the area and enemy SAGs making it impossible to bring it to PM...

6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging AMC Kinryu Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Oite firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging AMC Kinryu Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Oite firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging AMC Kinryu Maru at 5,000 yards
PB Kaikei Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging AMC Kongo Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Oite firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging AMC Kongo Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Oite firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging AMC Kinryu Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Oite firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
PB Kaiun Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kaikei Maru fired at enemy troops
65mm Guns Coastal Battery engaging PB Kaikei Maru at 2,000 yards
PB Ikunta Maru 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 Port Moresby (98,130)

TF 16 troops unloading over beach at Port Moresby, 98,130





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Pre-Invasion action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

138 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Matsue Maru, Shell hits 1
AV Kiyokawa Maru
PB Shotoku Maru
xAK Venice Maru
PB Shoei Maru
xAK Yokohama Maru, Shell hits 2
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Kyo Maru #8
xAK Kuraido Maru
CM Tsugaru

Japanese ground losses:
57 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

the damage done by my CD is minimal...

6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Matsue Maru at 6,000 yards
PB Shotoku Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Venice Maru at 6,000 yards
PB Shoei Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Yokohama Maru at 6,000 yards
PB Shotoku Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Yokohama Maru at 6,000 yards
PB Shotoku Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
PB Shotoku Maru fired at enemy troops
65mm Guns Coastal Battery engaging PB Shotoku Maru at 2,000 yards
PB Shoei Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #10 fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #8 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


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Amphibious Assault at Port Moresby (98,130)

TF 20 troops unloading over beach at Port Moresby, 98,130

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



17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /5
12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /8


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Pre-Invasion action off Port Moresby (98,130) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

162 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Kitakami
xAKL Yanagigawa, Shell hits 1
xAKL Hiyori Maru, Shell hits 1
xAKL Naruo Maru, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
xAP Montevideo Maru

Japanese ground losses:
120 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



New Caledonia Det firing at CL Kitakami
CL Kitakami firing at New Caledonia Det
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Yanagigawa at 6,000 yards
CL Kitakami firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Hiyori Maru at 6,000 yards
CL Kitakami firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Naruo Maru at 6,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Naruo Maru at 6,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Naruo Maru at 6,000 yards
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


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Amphibious Assault at Port Moresby (98,130)

TF 95 troops unloading over beach at Port Moresby, 98,130

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



10 troops of a IJA HMG Section lost from landing craft during unload of 24th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 24th Infantry Rgt /8

but then it turned out to get better as there were several invasion convoys unloading, for what reason ever...

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Amphibious Assault at Aitape (95,118)

TF 129 troops unloading over beach at Aitape, 95,118





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not even two weeks ago the enemy was kicked back from Singapore, suffering horrendous losses... and then this is what happened today...

Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 45343 troops, 610 guns, 341 vehicles, Assault Value = 1362

Defending force 43853 troops, 456 guns, 316 vehicles, Assault Value = 803

Japanese adjusted assault: 477

Allied adjusted defense: 991

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
7745 casualties reported
Squads: 205 destroyed, 334 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 79 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 54 disabled
Guns lost 75 (37 destroyed, 38 disabled)
Vehicles lost 55 (1 destroyed, 54 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2096 casualties reported
Squads: 34 destroyed, 99 disabled
Non Combat: 63 destroyed, 62 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 25 disabled
Guns lost 43 (4 destroyed, 39 disabled)
Vehicles lost 72 (58 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

the enemy again crosses the river with lots of small combat units, including a lot of units that were kicked out already now suffering again horrendously IMO... the enemy loses over 200 av dead which makes it now the equivalent of one and a halve dozen IJA divisions DESTROYED in the assault on Singapore for I guess around 250 Allied av destroyed there, mostly in those btn sized units... our forts hold and the enemy is left with roughly 800 av against our 620 av after today behind level 3 forts in ok defensive terrain... canīt see how the enemy is going to knock us out in the next couple of weeks here... the downside is that our av wonīt recover much as our small units are mostly destroyed and the rgt and div sized units havenīt suffered a lot of disablements so we wonīt bring up our av much higher than 700 anymore... but still, the defense of Singapore was already the best Iīve ever seen in any of my PBEMs, but the reason for it not being my brilliant defense but a fully failed IJ attack which I still fail to understand... make the mistake to order a failed advance, why then crossing the river again so early instead of trying to recover first?

Assaulting units:
21st Infantry Regiment
II./124th Infantry Battalion
III./124th Infantry Battalion
14th Tank Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th Division
1st Tank Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
16th Naval Guard Unit
11th Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
22nd Recon Rgt /3
31st Field AA Battalion
54th Const Co
53rd Const Co
15th Army
55th Const Co
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
25th Army
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
5th Field Artillery Regiment
34th Field AA Battalion
6th JNAF Coy
3rd Mortar Battalion
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Medium FA Rgt /1

Defending units:
3rd Cavalry Regiment
3rd SSVF Battalion
1st Hyderabad Battalion
2nd Loyal Battalion
1st Malay Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
2nd Gordons Battalion
SSVF Brigade
2/17 Dogra Battalion
11th Indian Division
22nd Australian Brigade
2nd Malay Battalion
1st Mysore Battalion
5/14th Punjab Battalion
12th Indian Brigade
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
224 Group RAF
Malayan Air Wing
AHQ Far East
223 Group RAF
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
1st Manchester Battalion
110th RAF Base Force
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
Singapore Fortress
109th RN Base Force
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
111th RAF Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
2nd ISF Base Force
112th RAF Base Force
Malaya Army
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
III Indian Corps
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
Singapore Base Force
5th Field Regiment


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3325 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 105

Defending force 2311 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 37

Japanese adjusted assault: 92

Allied adjusted defense: 31

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ambon !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
3189 casualties reported
Squads: 91 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 202 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 19 (19 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 3


Assaulting units:
20th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Molukken Garrison Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion
Ambon Base Force

nothing those Dutch bases in the SRA can do against regimental sized assaults...

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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5585 troops, 58 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 279

Defending force 9025 troops, 79 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 308

Japanese ground losses:
179 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Assaulting units:
49th Australian Battalion
Lark Battalion
53rd Australian Battalion
Port Moresby Brigade
2/1st Ind Coy
New Caledonia Det
39th Australian Bn /1
6th RAN Base Force
15th RAAF Base Force
Rabaul Det. Base Force

Defending units:
24th Infantry Rgt /1
144th Infantry Rgt /3
53rd Nav Gd /2



hmm, while you may argue why the enemy only brought 300 av to invade Port Moresby without doing any recon first or building up Rabaul or nearby bases first, bringing no support for the combat units makes me wonder again... itīs a jungle hex, malaria and fighting there wonīt help your troops much when they lack support squads... olī castor has to wonder nearly turn after turn

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/31/2011 5:08:28 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 02, 42
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Sub attack near Milne Bay at 99,133

Japanese Ships
PB Ikunta Maru
AMC Kongo Maru
AMC Kinryu Maru, on fire
DD Oite
PB Kaiun Maru

Allied Ships
SS Plunger

after one day unloading the enemy invasion convoy of PM is moving back already... hmmm, how much supply can those IJA units have now?

SS Plunger launches 2 torpedoes at PB Ikunta Maru
Plunger diving deep ....
DD Oite fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Kendari at 71,106

Japanese Ships
xAKL Toten Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KXVII

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


another troop transport is hit... nice...

xAKL Toten Maru is sighted by SS KXVII
SS KXVII launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Toten Maru


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ASW attack near Milne Bay at 100,134

Japanese Ships
DD Uzuki
DD Oboro

Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon



SS Gudgeon is sighted by escort
DD Oboro attacking submerged sub ....
DD Oboro is out of ASW ammo
DD Oboro fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oboro attacking submerged sub ....
DD Oboro is out of ASW ammo
DD Oboro is out of ASW ammo
DD Oboro is out of ASW ammo
DD Oboro attacking submerged sub ....
DD Oboro is out of ASW ammo
DD Oboro is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Milne Bay at 100,134

Japanese Ships
CL Kitakami
xAP Montevideo Maru
xAK Nisso Maru
xAKL Yanagigawa
xAKL Hiyori Maru
xAKL Naruo Maru, heavy fires

Allied Ships
SS Tautog



SS Tautog launches 4 torpedoes at CL Kitakami
Tautog diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection


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Sub attack near Milne Bay at 100,134

Japanese Ships
xAKL Naruo Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Tautog



SS Tautog launches 2 torpedoes


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet

the enemy finally started to attack Rangoon, weīve been unloading some 50.000 tons of supply there which are supposed to go to the Chinese theatre...


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Asiatic Fleet , at 79,77 (Manila)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 47



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
237 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
24 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
23 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 1st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team ...
Also attacking Asiatic Fleet ...
Also attacking 1st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team ...
Also attacking Asiatic Fleet ...


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 60 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 31
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 5 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 22

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
30 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 16
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 51



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 21 damaged


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


Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

ok, enemy bombers are now flying at 14000 ft instead of 7000ft... doing that amount of damage they will just do enough to keep us from building more forts, weīll never going to reach level 4 here...

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Morning Air attack on 6th Burma Rifles Battalion, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 29
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 45



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 7 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:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

that is a totally senseless ground attack, that unit consist of no troops anymore as theyīve been flown out...

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Morning Air attack on Kendari , at 70,106

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed on ground
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 8

our B-17 return and hit some more bombers... still no ground troops or CAP...

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bundaberg at 97,153

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 42
D3A1 Val x 14



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Vito, Bomb hits 10, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Vito

the enemy keeps his bombers on nav attack now... not a bad idea I would say...

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Submarine attack near Kendari at 71,106

Japanese Ships
xAK Taian Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS O23

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

another troop transport is hit, could this be the ground troops that are needed for Kendariīs airfield?


SS O23 is sighted by xAK Taian Maru
SS O23 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Taian Maru


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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Bombardment attack


Attacking force 32643 troops, 570 guns, 76 vehicles, Assault Value = 947

Defending force 41837 troops, 452 guns, 271 vehicles, Assault Value = 665

Japanese ground losses:
345 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)


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

itīs so funny, this is one of those counter nuke bombardments... Iīm deliberately saying funny, I could also say stupid because a week later we ORDERED a bombardment causing hundreds of dead in our lines while doing no damage, again clearly showing that COUNTER bombardment means your artillery is 20 times as effective as when itīs ordered to do a bombardment... sorry, I canīt be the only one actully noticing this, itīs so obvious it has to strike every player, not even those that call themselv experienced... itīs a flaw and itīs totally obvious...

Assaulting units:
5th Engineer Regiment
16th Naval Guard Unit
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
4th Division
114th Infantry Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
22nd Recon Rgt /3
53rd Const Co
34th Field AA Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
5th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
55th Const Co
II./124th Infantry Battalion
11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Army
25th Army
54th Const Co
31st Field AA Battalion
6th JNAF Coy
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
III./124th Infantry Battalion
3rd Medium FA Rgt /1

Defending units:
2nd Loyal Battalion
SSVF Brigade
11th Indian Division
5/14th Punjab Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
22nd Australian Brigade
2/17 Dogra Battalion
2nd Malay Battalion
2nd Gordons Battalion
1st Malay Battalion
12th Indian Brigade
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
110th RAF Base Force
III Indian Corps
111th RAF Base Force
1st Mysore Battalion
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
224 Group RAF
AHQ Far East
112th RAF Base Force
Singapore Base Force
223 Group RAF
Malayan Air Wing
Malaya Army
1st Manchester Battalion
2nd ISF Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
1st Hyderabad Battalion
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
Singapore Fortress
109th RN Base Force
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
5th Field Regiment


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Ground combat at Port Swettenham (48,79)

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: 115

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 115 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Port Swettenham !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
42nd Infantry Regiment

no idea where Port Swettenham is, heard the first time of it...

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Ground combat at Mergui (53,62)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1128 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Defending force 18 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 20

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Mergui !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
III./143rd Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
Tenasserim BAF Bn /1


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Japanese Deliberate attack


omg mortar, you canīt be serious...

Attacking force 4960 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 304

Defending force 11558 troops, 112 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 295

Japanese adjusted assault: 35 who wonders...

Allied adjusted defense: 323

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 9 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
1072 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 129 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
85 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

the enemy unloads yesterday, does so for only one day (wonder how much supply those units got), the enemy gets info from my bombardment that Iīve got some 300 av there, he getīs perfect intel on which troops there are, he can probably guess Iīve got level 2 or 3 there (wouldnīt I have been so silly to forget building forts here right from the start we actually would have level 3 forts) and most importantly, itīs a jungle hex, so WHY ON EARTH IS HE ORDERING AN ATTACK?????????

sorry guys, but this is getting beyond having any sense at some point... doing some mistakes, ok, that can happen... doing them again and again? Heck, is that his first campaign? How could he beat his opponents that hard that noone is going to play him anymore? Donīt take this as a personal insult please but every couple of turns Iīm only shaking my head as this just canīt be true... no support, unloading supply for only one day and then ordering an attack before bringing in reinforcements when it is 100% obvious the attack will fail?



Assaulting units:
24th Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
49th Australian Battalion
Port Moresby Brigade
53rd Australian Battalion
2/1st Ind Coy
Lark Battalion
New Caledonia Det
39th Australian Bn /1
6th RAN Base Force
15th RAAF Base Force
Rabaul Det. Base Force


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Ground combat at Aitape (95,118)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 696 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 5

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Aitape !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 10860 troops, 110 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 285

Defending force 7963 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 200

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



Assaulting units:
2/1st Ind Coy
New Caledonia Det
49th Australian Battalion
53rd Australian Battalion
Port Moresby Brigade
Lark Battalion
39th Australian Bn /1
6th RAN Base Force
15th RAAF Base Force
Rabaul Det. Base Force

Defending units:
144th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit




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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 10/31/2011 6:19:44 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 03, 42
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Submarine attack near Kendari at 71,106

Japanese Ships
xAK Taian Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS O23

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



xAK Taian Maru is sighted by SS O23
SS O23 launches 2 torpedoes

hope those troops are gone...


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Sub attack near Milne Bay at 100,134

Japanese Ships
DD Hayate

Allied Ships
SS Tautog



SS Tautog launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hayate
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

itīs a pity that we have to wait another year to see our torps working...

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Sub attack near Saigon at 60,73

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kembu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAKL Anbo Maru
xAKL Kiko Maru
TB Kasasagi

Allied Ships
SS Seal

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)

now and then one actually explodes and if a troop transport is hit that means weīve been super lucky...

SS Seal launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Kembu Maru
Seal bottoming out ....
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Milne Bay at 100,134

Japanese Ships
CL Tenryu

Allied Ships
SS Tambor



SS Tambor launches 4 torpedoes at CL Tenryu
Escort abandons search for sub

I even preferre hitting that small freighter carrying troops than hitting this light cruiser... I rate enemy cruisers behind CA, BB and DD...

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Asiatic Fleet , at 79,77 (Manila)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 48



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged


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


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

Also attacking 31st Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Asiatic Fleet ...
Also attacking 31st Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Asiatic Fleet ...


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 109 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 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 Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 31
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 24



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged


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


Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 13

too bad there is no flak at all on the Philipines... Allied troops there must have been really lacking everything, how can a Nation be that unprepared in the eve of war?

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
30 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 53



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 5 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

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



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 7 damaged



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kendari , at 70,106

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 10


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 6 damaged



Runway hits 2

there are fighters now but still no ground troops... lol... one B-17 is lost...

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 97,132

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 16


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Nisso Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Shinfuku Maru, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Hiyori Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

in best weather conditions even my low skilled bombers hit something, have limited their range in hopes to attack only freighters but when I look at the position this convoy was caught I can only shake my head once more... where is this TF going to and why the hell isnīt KB covering all those TFs?

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 21
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 50



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 12 damaged


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


Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 22

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 100,134

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 12


Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Kikuzuki
CL Tatsuta
CA Kinugasa
CA Furutaka

looks like I havenīt limited the bombersī range enough... the enemy fleet has been totally broken up and is moving back towards Rabaul in a pretty uncoordinated way...

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,136

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kuraido Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kuraido Maru

we get another freighter... nice... the PM invasion turns out to be pretty much a hopeless disaster for the IJN... why KB isnīt supporting it is absolutely beyond me, but hey, not the first thing in this PBEM...

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Pre-Invasion action off Koepang (68,116)

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Showa Maru #5
PB Showa Maru #3
PB Nichi Maru #1
PB Gamitsu Maru #1
PB Saiko Maru
PB Myoken Maru
PB Edo Maru
xAP Haruna Maru
CS Chitose



PB Showa Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Showa Maru #3 fired at enemy troops
PB Nichi Maru #1 fired at enemy troops
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 fired at enemy troops
PB Saiko Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Myoken Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Edo Maru 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


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Amphibious Assault at Koepang (68,116)

TF 89 troops unloading over beach at Koepang, 68,116

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

new invasion is going in at Koepang, this time weīre going to lose... hope our troops can hold a couple of days to bring our operations in this area to an end before having Mrs. Betty and Mrs. Nell in the area... but who knows if there will be aviation support for the bombers anyway...

10 troops of a SNLF HMG Section lost in surf during unload of Kure 2nd SNLF
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of Kure 2nd SNLF


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Ground combat at Sambas (57,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2281 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 78

Defending force 1072 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

Japanese adjusted assault: 39

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sambas !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
65 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
321 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I./4th Infantry Battalion
II./4th Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
2/15 Punjab Battalion
Sambas Base Force
106th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 473 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 51

Defending force 2425 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 69



Assaulting units:
Timor Garrison Battalion
Dili Detachment
Koepang Base Force
Lautem Base Force

Defending units:
Kure 2nd SNLF /2
1st JNAF Coy /2
3rd JNAF Coy /1


did we learn something? for us this means bad news, will need at least one more week to end my operation as planned...

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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 11468 troops, 112 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 281

Defending force 7880 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 190

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

we do some really nice damage here, surprisingly to be honest... that way it would only take ten days to knock out all those enemy troops... Iīm definetely not going to do a deliberate attack though... the only thing the enemy can do now is to either bring in 500 av as reinforcements or withdraw... I would pick up those trashed units and withdraw to show up later in strenght, so I bet this is not what my enemy is going to do...

Assaulting units:
49th Australian Battalion
Lark Battalion
Port Moresby Brigade
39th Australian Battalion
53rd Australian Battalion
2/1st Ind Coy
New Caledonia Det
6th RAN Base Force
15th RAAF Base Force
Rabaul Det. Base Force

Defending units:
24th Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit



and hereīs the situation around Port Moresby...




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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Showa Maru #5
PB Showa Maru #3
PB Nichi Maru #1
PB Gamitsu Maru #1
PB Saiko Maru
PB Myoken Maru
PB Edo Maru
xAP Haruna Maru
CS Chitose



PB Showa Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Showa Maru #3 fired at enemy troops
PB Nichi Maru #1 fired at enemy troops
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 fired at enemy troops
PB Saiko Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Myoken Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Edo Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 98,134

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hiyori Maru, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Tambor



xAKL Hiyori Maru is sighted by SS Tambor
SS Tambor launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Hiyori Maru

no chance to inflict some damage with my fleet subs but that freighter is dead anyway, being shot up by 6 inch CD at Port Moresby...

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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 97,131

Japanese Ships
xAKL Yanagigawa
xAK Burma Maru

Allied Ships
SS Plunger



SS Plunger launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Yanagigawa
Sub escapes detection

not that my subs wouldnīt try... will take another two weeks until my S-class subs will be in the area, then weīll have at least subs with working torps...

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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Showa Maru #5
PB Showa Maru #3
PB Nichi Maru #1
PB Gamitsu Maru #1
PB Saiko Maru
PB Myoken Maru
PB Edo Maru
xAP Haruna Maru



PB Showa Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Showa Maru #3 fired at enemy troops
PB Nichi Maru #1 fired at enemy troops
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 fired at enemy troops
PB Saiko Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Myoken Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Edo Maru fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Hollandia (93,116)

TF 129 troops unloading over beach at Hollandia, 93,116





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Amphibious Assault at Sidate (75,100)

TF 295 troops unloading over beach at Sidate, 75,100





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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

10 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Showa Maru #5
PB Showa Maru #3
PB Nichi Maru #1
PB Gamitsu Maru #1
PB Saiko Maru
PB Myoken Maru
PB Edo Maru
xAP Haruna Maru



PB Showa Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Showa Maru #3 fired at enemy troops
PB Nichi Maru #1 fired at enemy troops
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 fired at enemy troops
PB Saiko Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Myoken Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Edo Maru fired at enemy troops


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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 97,131

Japanese Ships
DD Ushio

Allied Ships
SS Tautog



SS Tautog launches 4 torpedoes at DD Ushio
Tautog diving deep ....
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 31
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 8 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-10B: 1 damaged


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


Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 19

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
30 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 22
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 75



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 19 damaged


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


Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 12

with such a hit rate weīll be well able to build more forts again but getting from level 3 to level 4 is taking an eternity... looking forward to those times when my sea bee units will pump out level 6 forts and 9 airfields from scratch in just a couple of weeks... at the moment, every eng vehicle is worth itīs weight in gold... we lack just everything...


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 56



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


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


Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 43

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



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Afternoon Air attack on 57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team, at 79,77 (Manila)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 36



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
117 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


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



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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
xAK Kyosei Maru
xAK Burma Maru
xAKL Yanagigawa

Allied Ships
SS Thresher



SS Thresher launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kyosei Maru
Sub escapes detection

when the enemy has retreaten from the PM area again weīll probably have spent three dozen torps for one or two sinkings...

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Pre-Invasion action off Port Moresby (98,130) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

111 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Kitakami, Shell hits 1
xAK Burma Maru, Shell hits 1
xAKL Yanagigawa, Shell hits 1
xAK Izan Maru
xAP Montevideo Maru

Japanese ground losses:
48 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

the enemy is coming back to unload more troops????? Does seem like itīs the rest of one of the rgt already at PM... hmm, strange...

6th RAN Base Force firing at CL Kitakami
CL Kitakami firing at 6th RAN Base Force
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Burma Maru at 8,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Yanagigawa at 8,000 yards
CL Kitakami firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
CL Kitakami firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Izan Maru at 8,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Yanagigawa at 8,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Yanagigawa at 8,000 yards
CL Kitakami firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Burma Maru at 8,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Port Moresby (98,130)

TF 95 troops unloading over beach at Port Moresby, 98,130





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Amphibious Assault at Shortlands (109,131)

TF 111 troops unloading over beach at Shortlands, 109,131





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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 473 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 51

Defending force 2428 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 68

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



Assaulting units:
Timor Garrison Battalion
Dili Detachment
Koepang Base Force
Lautem Base Force

Defending units:
Kure 2nd SNLF
1st JNAF Coy
3rd JNAF Coy


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 11593 troops, 115 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 296

Defending force 7756 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 181

Japanese ground losses:
254 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

as long as my artillery is doing such a good job at PM Iīm really confident... at that rate it takes only five days to totally wreck a rgt... there are so many question marks about that invasion it just makes me wonder... no support, no recon, no airbases to support the invasion and KB sitting 800 miles further South when the invasion starts, no sitting nearby doing nothing instead of supporting the troops... too late anyway... evacuating those trashed troops is the only thing that would make sense to me...

Assaulting units:
Lark Battalion
2/1st Ind Coy
30th Australian Brigade
Port Moresby Brigade
New Caledonia Det
3rd Motor Bde /1
6th RAN Base Force
15th RAAF Base Force
Rabaul Det. Base Force

Defending units:
24th Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit


posting the air losses not because there was something exceptional happening in the air today but the enemy overtook us in total air losses today already... and with all the training we do weīre already having more sorties per day too... it will take another couple of weeks until Iīve got my first fighter squadrons at the front, those will all get 60 air skill pilots, can equip five full squadrons already with four squadrons having all 60 air skill pilots at the moment... next step will be to pump out 70 air skill pilots and fill the frontline squadrons, then followed by training 70 air skill / 70 def pilots... if we donīt see an extensive airwar happening (Iīm not planning to do that against the IJ at the moment) then our frontline squadrons all will have 70 air / 70 def pilots by mid 42 at the latest...





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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

22 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Kitakami
xAK Burma Maru
xAKL Yanagigawa
xAP Montevideo Maru

enemy keeps unloading at PM... seems like he wants to resupply those units there and stay in place... without support and sitting in a malarial jungle base I donīt think that is a smart idea if not heavy reinforcements are following soon... Iīm not really familiar with the IJA units in AE so given the assaults on the Philipines and Singapore Iīm not sure there are many big IJA units left to support PM... but weīll see...

6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Burma Maru at 10,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Yanagigawa at 10,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Yanagigawa at 10,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Yanagigawa at 10,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Yanagigawa at 10,000 yards


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Submarine attack near French Frigate Shoal at 171,108

Japanese Ships
SS I-174

Allied Ships
xAKL Manini, Shell hits 17, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage



xAKL Manini is sighted by SS I-174
SS I-174 attacking on the surface
SS I-174 low on gun ammo, Kamihira C. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

that small freighter accomplished itīs mission and returning to PH it was sunk...

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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 97,131

Japanese Ships
DD Ushio

Allied Ships
SS Tautog



SS Tautog is sighted by escort
Tautog diving deep ....
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Mussau Island at 106,118

Japanese Ships
TK Itukusima Maru
TK Nisshin Maru
PB Tonon Maru

Allied Ships
SS Pollack


guess that is KBīs replenishment TF... pity those torps were duds again... in this case I would have liked to see a bigger spread than only two torps...

SS Pollack launches 2 torpedoes at TK Itukusima Maru
Pollack diving deep ....
PB Tonon Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tonon Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tonon Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tonon Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tonon Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kendari at 70,106, Range 7,000 Yards

and todayīs highlight...


Japanese Ships
AV Kunikawa Maru, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Himalaya Maru, Shell hits 4
xAK Hokusei Maru, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Oridono Maru, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Mitimei Maru, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Jinshu Maru, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Boko Maru, Shell hits 1
xAP Kitano Maru, Shell hits 22, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Rumeo Maru, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Java
CL De Ruyter
CL Tromp
DD Alden, Shell hits 2
DD Bulmer
DD Edsall
DD John D. Edwards

this troop transport was spotted three days ago and the Dutch were ordered to intercept it, expected destination Kendari which proved to be a good guess... unfortunately naval movement again proved not to be my friend and instead of moving 8 hexes in one day the TF only moved 7 so it took us exactly one turn longer due to the 1 hex short movement which meant the TF has already completely unloaded the troops... guess this finally is the needed air support for the enemy aircraft there... we havenīt spotted any SAG to cover the troop convoy and we werenīt really afraid of the bombers at Kendari because those would only be able to drop bombs (if not an air HQ was unloaded yesterday)... the result was pretty devastating for the enemy convoy even though all the dozens of US torps fired at the enemy ships were duds, only the Dutch cruisers scored torp hits... thatīs pretty much all you can expect from the Dutch cruisers so theyīve done their job for this war already... the old US DDs are very valuable for me and will be withdrawn now to convert them to APD/AVD to have some fast transport capacity... Iīm probably going with mostly AVD this time because lifting troops can also be done by aircraft so itīs the cargo capacity for supply and equipment that is needed the most...


Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Improved night sighting under 89% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 89% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
CL Tromp engages xAK Mitimei Maru at 7,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages xAK Oridono Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAK Jinshu Maru at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Alden engages AV Kunikawa Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAP Kitano Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Alden engages xAK Jinshu Maru at 5,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages xAK Oridono Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Edsall engages xAK Oridono Maru at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages AV Kunikawa Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Alden engages xAP Kitano Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Java engages xAK Mitimei Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Edsall engages xAK Jinshu Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAK Jinshu Maru at 2,000 yards
xAKL Rumeo Maru sunk by DD Alden at 2,000 yards
DD Alden engages xAKL Boko Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Alden engages AV Kunikawa Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Alden engages xAP Kitano Maru at 2,000 yards
xAK Jinshu Maru sunk by DD Edsall at 2,000 yards
DD Alden engages xAK Mitimei Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Edsall engages xAK Oridono Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Tromp engages xAK Hokusei Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Alden engages xAK Himalaya Maru at 2,000 yards
CL De Ruyter engages xAP Kitano Maru at 2,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages xAK Oridono Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Edsall engages xAK Hokusei Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Tromp engages xAK Himalaya Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Alden engages xAK Mitimei Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages AV Kunikawa Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Edsall engages xAP Kitano Maru at 3,000 yards
CL Java engages xAP Kitano Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Alden engages xAK Hokusei Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAK Hokusei Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Alden engages AV Kunikawa Maru at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Tromp engages xAK Hokusei Maru at 2,000 yards
CL De Ruyter engages xAP Kitano Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAK Hokusei Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAK Himalaya Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Alden engages xAK Hokusei Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CL Tromp engages xAK Mitimei Maru at 3,000 yards
CL De Ruyter engages xAP Kitano Maru at 3,000 yards
CL Java engages xAK Oridono Maru at 3,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages xAP Kitano Maru at 3,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages xAK Hokusei Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAK Oridono Maru at 3,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Mussau Island at 106,118

Japanese Ships
TK Nisshin Maru
PB Tonon Maru

Allied Ships
SS Pollack



SS Pollack launches 2 torpedoes at TK Nisshin Maru
Pollack diving deep ....
PB Tonon Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tonon Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tonon Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tonon Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tonon Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

another shot at KBīs replenishment TF that only results in duds...
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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 97,131

Japanese Ships
AMC Aikoku Maru
DD Ushio

Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon



SS Gudgeon launches 4 torpedoes at AMC Aikoku Maru
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ushio is out of ASW ammo
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

more duds...

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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

19 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Yanagigawa, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Montevideo Maru

if the enemy keeps unloading our CD will sure like it... this whole invasion is very strange...

6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Yanagigawa at 9,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Yanagigawa at 9,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Yanagigawa at 9,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Yanagigawa
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Yanagigawa at 9,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

24 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Clyde Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAK Burma Maru, Shell hits 2
xAKL Yanagigawa, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Montevideo Maru, Shell hits 1



6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Clyde Maru at 13,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Burma Maru at 13,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Yanagigawa at 13,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Burma Maru at 13,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Yanagigawa at 13,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Burma Maru at 13,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Yanagigawa at 13,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Burma Maru at 13,000 yards
65mm Guns battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru


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Submarine attack near Milne Bay at 101,135

Japanese Ships
xAK Nisso Maru

Allied Ships
SS Plunger



xAK Nisso Maru is sighted by SS Plunger
SS Plunger launches 2 torpedoes


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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 97,131

Japanese Ships
DD Sazanami

Allied Ships
SS Tautog



SS Tautog launches 4 torpedoes at DD Sazanami
Tautog diving deep ....
DD Sazanami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Sazanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sazanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sazanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sazanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 11 damaged



Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Cooktown at 92,137

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 42
D3A1 Val x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Iron Crown, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk

oops, a damaged freighter was moving into the area and I didnīt notice... oh well...


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Iron Crown


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Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 22
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 65



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 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 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 43

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14


Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 10


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAK Clyde Maru, on fire
xAK Burma Maru
xAK Nagisan Maru

I dared to move in my Banshees again but unfortunately KB also moved closer to PM now, ending up three hexes West which meant there was leaking Cap over the invasion convoy... only one Banshee was lost, pretty lucky...

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kaga-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 20000
Raid is overhead
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
Shokaku-1 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 20000
Raid is overhead
Soryu-1 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 20000
Raid is overhead



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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

23 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Clyde Maru, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Montevideo Maru, Shell hits 1

more unloading, more targets to be hit...

6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Clyde Maru at 13,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Clyde Maru at 13,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Clyde Maru at 13,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Clyde Maru at 13,000 yards
65mm Guns battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru


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Ground combat at Shortlands (109,131)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 403 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 7

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Shortlands !!!

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



Assaulting units:
I/66th Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Sidate (75,100)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 450 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 4

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sidate !!!

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



Assaulting units:
Bandasan SNLF

at least those empty bases donīt prove to be a problem for the enemy...

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Ground combat at Hollandia (93,116)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 696 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

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 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Hollandia !!!

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



Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 473 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 53

Defending force 2428 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 68



Assaulting units:
Timor Garrison Battalion
Dili Detachment
Koepang Base Force
Lautem Base Force

Defending units:
Kure 2nd SNLF
1st JNAF Coy
3rd JNAF Coy

I wonder why the enemy hasnīt attacked yet... serves me very well, just a couple of days more and my operations in the area are complete...
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 12078 troops, 142 guns, 19 vehicles, Assault Value = 311

Defending force 7689 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 175

no more damage by our bombardment, guess that means the enemy has dug foxholes and reached fort level 1 now... weīve been flying in some reinforcements...


Assaulting units:
Lark Battalion
2/1st Ind Coy
30th Australian Brigade
New Caledonia Det
Port Moresby Brigade
3rd Motor Bde /1
15th RAAF Base Force
6th RAN Base Force
Rabaul Det. Base Force

Defending units:
144th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 23486 troops, 327 guns, 101 vehicles, Assault Value = 703

Defending force 50429 troops, 630 guns, 512 vehicles, Assault Value = 1114

Japanese ground losses:
41 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
330 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled

omg how silly am I? Another nice prove that counterbombardment is 20 times more dangerous than ordered bombardment... go back a couple of turns in this AAR and have a look what happened when the enemy bombarded and we were counter bombarding with the exactly same units... the enemy did NO damage to us and we wrecked havoc within the enemy units... no change in units, no change in fort levels... facepalm for those that still fail to notice this after such a long time... ITīS SO OBVIOUS, JUST OPEN YOUR DAMNED EYES!!!





Assaulting units:
11th Indian Division
27th Australian Brigade
1st Malay Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
2/17 Dogra Battalion
5/14th Punjab Battalion
2nd Malay Battalion
2nd Loyal Battalion
SSVF Brigade
2nd Gordons Battalion
12th Indian Brigade
112th RAF Base Force
2nd ISF Base Force
Malayan Air Wing
1st Hyderabad Battalion
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
III Indian Corps
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
110th RAF Base Force
224 Group RAF
111th RAF Base Force
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
223 Group RAF
AHQ Far East
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Manchester Battalion
1st Mysore Battalion
Singapore Fortress
Singapore Base Force
Malaya Army
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
109th RN Base Force
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
5th Field Regiment

Defending units:
1st Tank Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
4th Division
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
5th Engineer Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment
16th Naval Guard Unit
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
22nd Recon Rgt /3
3rd Mortar Battalion
54th Const Co
6th JNAF Coy
1st RF Gun Battalion
53rd Const Co
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
31st Field AA Battalion
II./124th Infantry Battalion
25th Army
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Army
55th Const Co
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
34th Field AA Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
III./124th Infantry Battalion
5th Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium FA Rgt /1






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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

31 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Burma Maru, Shell hits 2
xAK Clyde Maru, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Montevideo Maru, Shell hits 1
CL Kitakami

more unloading, more freighters hit... havenīt counted but in the end, I guess the enemy will lose something like a dozen freighters around Port Moresby for no gain so far...

6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Burma Maru at 6,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Clyde Maru at 6,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Burma Maru at 6,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Burma Maru at 6,000 yards
25 Pounder Gun battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru
40mm Bofors AA Gun 42 battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru
6" Mk XI/XII Gun battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru
6" Mk V/VII Gun battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru
65mm Guns battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru
65mm Guns battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 79,74, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki

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

mmm, tried to send the remaining PT North but there was an unspotted enemy SAG in their way of approach...

Improved night sighting under 82% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 82% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
PT-32 engages DD Nagatsuki at 6,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT-31 at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT-34 at 5,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages PT-34 at 5,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages PT-32 at 5,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages PT-31 at 5,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages PT-34 at 5,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages PT-32 at 5,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT-34 at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT-33 at 9,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT-32 at 9,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages PT-31 at 9,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages PT-33 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT-34 at 12,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages PT-32 at 12,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages PT-32 at 12,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages PT-31 at 12,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages PT-34 at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 79,74, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki

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



Improved night sighting under 82% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 82% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT Q-113 at 2,000 yards
PT Q-111 engages DD Fumizuki at 2,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT-35 at 2,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages PT Q-111 at 2,000 yards
Mendez W. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages PT Q-113 at 3,000 yards
PT Q-113 sunk by DD Nagatsuki at 3,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages PT-35 at 3,000 yards
Sasaki, Seigo orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages PT Q-111 at 7,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT Q-111 at 7,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages PT-35 at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT Q-111 at 12,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages PT-35 at 12,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT-35 at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

28 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Izan Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire
xAK Burma Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Nagisan Maru
xAP Montevideo Maru

I donīt know why but it seems to me that land based CD guns got less effect than ship based guns... it takes something like halve a dozen 6 inch hits to really hurt a xAK while the ship would be easily sunk by that many hits during a naval engagement... Iīve had several xAKL being sunk by a single 5 inch hit...



6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Izan Maru at 8,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Burma Maru at 8,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Izan Maru at 8,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Izan Maru at 8,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Izan Maru at 8,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Burma Maru at 8,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Burma Maru at 8,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Nagisan Maru at 8,000 yards


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 29
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 31
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 5 damaged


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


Airbase hits 24
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 53

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
29 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 22
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 90



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 19 damaged



Runway hits 16

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Asiatic Fleet , at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 50 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 38



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged


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


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



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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 32



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
HDML 1103, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML 1100, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML 1104, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML 1102, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML 1101, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

having all those mini vessels is nice but Iīve never figured out what to do with them... all they are worth for is to increase the sunken ship count of the enemy...


Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Pre-Invasion action off Koepang (68,116)

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Turusima Maru
xAK Konan Maru
xAP Horai Maru
PB Busho Maru



xAKL Turusima Maru firing at Timor Garrison Battalion
xAKL Turusima Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Konan Maru fired at enemy troops
xAP Horai Maru 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 Koepang (68,116)

TF 107 troops unloading over beach at Koepang, 68,116

Japanese ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 2 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 20th Infantry Rgt /4
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 20th Infantry Rgt /7

ok, more IJA troops storming ashore at Koepang, itīs going to be lost within the next days for sure...

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Pre-Invasion action off Horn Island (91,128)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Sazanami
AMC Hokoku Maru
DD Ushio


Allied ground losses:
124 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


what the hell? The enemy fails to achieve something at PM and then enemy troops land at Horn Island? Sorry, do I have to understand this? weīve only got a very small contingent of troops there so thatīs going to be tricky...

DD Sazanami firing at Horn Isl Det.
DD Sazanami 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 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Horn Island (91,128)

TF 142 troops unloading over beach at Horn Island, 91,128





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Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1329 troops, 23 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 260

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 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manila !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
38th Road Const Co


we have abandoned Manila and the enemy is invited to take the empty city... so... look at what the enemy brings, a whopping 260 av while weīve got no less than 1700 av sitting at Clark Field, it would take us three days to march 1000 av to Manila, hold Clark Field easily in jungle rough with a couple of forts against an enemy that hasnīt even advanced to Clark Field yet and what is mortar doing? He sends a couple of low value units to Manila together with a road construction co?

I could shock attack those units out of Manila again, being sure about better odds than I had when we kicked the enemy around North of Clark and when we shock attacked them out of Singapore before. At the moment Iīm thinking Iīm just not going to do it for the sense of this PBEM but that does more and more get the taste of an AI game when you have to limit yourselve not to take advantage of the AI shortcomings. But honestly, I just donīt understand it...



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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Japanese Deliberate attack


Attacking force 7747 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 181

Defending force 12587 troops, 142 guns, 19 vehicles, Assault Value = 322

Japanese adjusted assault: 41

Allied adjusted defense: 341

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 8 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
888 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 73 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled


Allied ground losses:
215 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

oh come on... this just canīt be serious... if this goes on like this then I really am going to throw in the towel as I donīt have any hopes to see this PBEM going a normal way so it will just be terminated anyway after some time... I dared to ask mortar if that wouldnīt have been a super optimistic attack when that attack failed miserably before with more Japanese troops on hand... the answer was that my way of playing is forcing him to make more mistakes than heīs used to... hmmm...

if Viberpool is reading this, mortar is from Poland too so perhaps you know him from the national forum he was speaking about. Does he really have any experience with WITP or AE? To be honest, it doesnīt look like. Not meant insulting, just pointing out the obvious and while everyone has started at some point, I think itīs just not a really good idea to do so when someone is looking for a really experienced opponent. Iīm not against winning, the question only is how it happens and if the PBEM stalls after a couple of months then that is no fun either. Mortar obviously doesnīt overlook his mistakes but that doesnīt keep him from stumbling into more and more in just a couple of weeks. All that is related to groudn war has miserably failed so far. Iīve seen more Allied major victories already in these four weeks of this PBEM than I had in all those years playing before. One can hope for achieving a victory on the Philipines now and then, or at Singapore now and then, or at whatever place, but doing so everywhere is a bit problematic for the PBEM I guess.


Assaulting units:
144th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
30th Australian Brigade
New Caledonia Det
Port Moresby Brigade
Lark Battalion
2/1st Ind Coy
3rd Motor Bde /1
6th RAN Base Force
15th RAAF Base Force
Rabaul Det. Base Force


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Ground combat at 53,61 (near Tavoy)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1128 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Defending force 24 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 68

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 68 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1



Assaulting units:
III./143rd Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
Tenasserim BAF Bn /1


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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 473 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 53

Defending force 5659 troops, 55 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 166



Assaulting units:
Timor Garrison Battalion
Dili Detachment
Koepang Base Force
Lautem Base Force

Defending units:
Kure 2nd SNLF
20th Infantry Rgt /1
1st JNAF Coy
3rd JNAF Coy


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 12250 troops, 142 guns, 19 vehicles, Assault Value = 294

Defending force 6961 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 106

the enemy is now down to 106 av, PLEASE do yourself a favour and bring out those units... every other PBEM would see me attacking now, both at Manila and here at PM and both times the odds for winning would be clearly in my favour...

Assaulting units:
2/1st Ind Coy
Lark Battalion
Port Moresby Brigade
New Caledonia Det
30th Australian Brigade
3rd Motor Bde /1
6th RAN Base Force
15th RAAF Base Force
Rabaul Det. Base Force

Defending units:
24th Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Horn Island (91,128)

Japanese Shock attack


Attacking force 1118 troops, 13 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

Defending force 1120 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

Japanese adjusted assault: 18

Allied adjusted defense: 21

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF /2
6th JNAF AF Unit /1

Defending units:
A Coy/49th Aus Battalion
Torres Strait Battalion
Horn Isl Det.


lol, while there isnīt a single support unit with the troops at PM, a JNAF base force was landed with the SNLF on Horn Island... only god knows why... our troops hols for equal losses but the enemy fields twice the av we do so this will be a problem... have ordered to bring in reinforcements...


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 07, 42
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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

22 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Mitu Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire
xAP Montevideo Maru

no, the enemy still refuses to evacuate... keep unloading, keep having ships hit...

6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Mitu Maru at 7,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Mitu Maru at 7,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Mitu Maru at 7,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Mitu Maru at 7,000 yards
65mm Guns battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru


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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 98,133

Japanese Ships
xAK Izan Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon



SS Gudgeon launches 2 torpedoes

duds on the heavily burning ship that is going down anyway... those freighters that are shot up by my CD are withdrawing one by one, probably sinking on the way to Rabaul or Truk...

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Sub attack near Rabaul at 106,127

Japanese Ships
xAK Kogyoku Maru
CM Tsugaru
AV Kiyokawa Maru
TK Moji Maru
ACM Shofuku Maru #2
AMc Seki Maru #3
xAK Daifuku Maru
xAK Nishimi Maru
PB Shotoku Maru
PB Shoei Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Kyo Maru #8

Allied Ships
SS Gar

thatīs an interesting one... first because of the to me more than strange TF composition (this does look like a well known AI TF makeup), what is a TK doing in this TF, or that AMc and secondly because of this SIGINT we received today:

3/146th Infantry Regiment is loaded on a Japanese TK moving to Port Moresby.

And I bet the mentioned TK is TK Moji Maru of aboveīs convoy. So another rgt is being sent to Port Moresby and parts of it are loaded onto at tanker. What should I say about all this? Iīm already more than excited of what really is going to land at PM to reinforce those enemy troops there that have reduced their own av to about 1/3 to what they had after initial landings. Perhaps there is much more coming in now, not really something I can do with KB sitting near PM, weīll see.


SS Gar launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kogyoku Maru
Gar diving deep ....
PB Shotoku Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Shoei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #8 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Shoei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #10 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Shoei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shoei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shoei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shoei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shoei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

23 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Kyosei Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire
xAP Montevideo Maru, Shell hits 1

in the meantime the original convoys keep unloading and presenting themselves to my CD...

6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Kyosei Maru at 9,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Kyosei Maru at 9,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Kyosei Maru at 9,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Kyosei Maru at 9,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Kyosei Maru at 9,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Kyosei Maru at 9,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Kyosei Maru at 9,000 yards
65mm Guns battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru


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Sub attack near Kendari at 71,106

Japanese Ships
AV Kunikawa Maru, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KXVII

wow, that AV survived a couple of 15cm shells and a Dutch torp during the recent night naval engagement but is now finished off... 6 torps sounds a lot to me, how is the desicion making on how much torps are used? Victory points for the ships? 2 torps for a big tanker but 6 for an AV?

SS KXVII is sighted by AV Kunikawa Maru
SS KXVII launches 6 torpedoes


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Sub attack near Batan Island at 84,70

Japanese Ships
xAK Kuwayama Maru
PB Bisan Maru #3
xAK Chuko Maru
xAK Karachi Maru
xAK Kamoi Maru
xAK Keisho Maru
xAK Kumagawa Maru
DD Hatakaze
DD Harukaze

Allied Ships
SS S-37

itīs great when even my MK-10 fail to explode...

SS S-37 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kuwayama Maru
S-37 diving deep ....
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Harukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Harukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Harukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Harukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Harukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Harukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 28
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 31
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
O-47A: 2 damaged


Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Airbase hits 20
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 48

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
28 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 22
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 89



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 20 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kuching at 58,88

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 8


Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged
139WH-3: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu
xAK Giyu Maru

thought we could achieve something here but weather was bad...

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 37



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak


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


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
18 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 22



No Japanese losses



Port hits 8
Port fuel hits 4
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9



No Japanese losses



Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 2

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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kuching at 58,88

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai, Bomb hits 1
xAK Giyu Maru

better weather in the afternoon and a 300kg bomb is going through Chokaiīs deck... well done for those obsolete bombers... the ship isnīt burning and I doubt weīve done a lot damage though...


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
2 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5700 troops, 55 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 170

Defending force 1450 troops, 8 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 52

Japanese adjusted assault: 92

Allied adjusted defense: 55

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
170 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
229 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Koepang is going to be lost next turn...

Assaulting units:
20th Infantry Regiment
Kure 2nd SNLF
1st JNAF Coy
3rd JNAF Coy

Defending units:
Timor Garrison Battalion
Dili Detachment
Koepang Base Force
Lautem Base Force


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 12265 troops, 142 guns, 20 vehicles, Assault Value = 292

Defending force 7044 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 112

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



Assaulting units:
Lark Battalion
2/1st Ind Coy
Port Moresby Brigade
30th Australian Brigade
New Caledonia Det
3rd Motor Bde /1
6th RAN Base Force
15th RAAF Base Force
Rabaul Det. Base Force

Defending units:
24th Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit




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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 11/1/2011 11:01:12 PM   
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Hi Castor Troy,

I have enjoyed your AARs for many years now and was looking forward to another one. Alas, I think this game will not last long. While I am not a expert by any means, I do know a little about playing the Japanese. I do not think you have an experienced opponent here. There are too many things like the repeated attacks at PM where an experienced player would know not to attack again.

Anyway, I will keep lurking and hopefully things will improve.

Wa

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 11/2/2011 6:55:10 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Andav

Hi Castor Troy,

I have enjoyed your AARs for many years now and was looking forward to another one. Alas, I think this game will not last long. While I am not a expert by any means, I do know a little about playing the Japanese. I do not think you have an experienced opponent here. There are too many things like the repeated attacks at PM where an experienced player would know not to attack again.

Anyway, I will keep lurking and hopefully things will improve.

Wa



Hi

I pretty much share your thoughts but hope the game will continue long enough that it makes the effort worth it. Iīve decided not to take advantage of some shortcomings shown by the enemy in the last two weeks so hopefully the overall situation is going to get better soon.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 11/5/2011 4:43:41 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 08, 42
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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

22 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Kyosei Maru, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Montevideo Maru, Shell hits 1

enemy keeps unloading at PM, donīt know for what reason... he of course keeps having shot up freighters...


6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Kyosei Maru at 7,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Kyosei Maru at 7,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Kyosei Maru at 7,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Kyosei Maru at 7,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Kyosei Maru at 7,000 yards
65mm Guns battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru


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ASW attack near Suva at 132,160

Japanese Ships
SS RO-34

Allied Ships
DD Flusser
DD Balch

this damned sub has been sitting here for ages already...

SS RO-34 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Flusser
RO-34 bottoming out ....
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Amphibious Assault at Buka (109,128)

TF 111 troops unloading over beach at Buka, 109,128



12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of I/66th Nav Gd /1


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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

46 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Nagisan Maru, Shell hits 6, heavy fires
xAP Montevideo Maru, Shell hits 2
CL Kitakami

every turn there are at least two heavily hit freighters...

6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Nagisan Maru at 12,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Nagisan Maru at 12,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Nagisan Maru at 12,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Nagisan Maru at 12,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Nagisan Maru at 12,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Nagisan Maru at 12,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Nagisan Maru at 12,000 yards
25 Pounder Gun battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru
6" Mk XI/XII Gun battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru
6" Mk XI/XII Gun battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru
6" Mk V/VII Gun battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru
6" Mk V/VII Gun battery firing at xAP Montevideo Maru


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Sub attack near Suva at 132,160

Japanese Ships
SS RO-34

Allied Ships
DD Porter
DD Balch

seems like we canīt do anything against this bugger so we hope the sub will run out of torps at some point...

SS RO-34 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Porter
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet


sweeping empty airspace...
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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 30
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 31
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 5 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
O-47A: 2 damaged


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


Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 40

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
30 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 9 damaged



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on New Caledonia Det , at 98,130 (Port Moresby)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 17
D3A1 Val x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

after sitting off PM for a week or so, KB finally starts doing something which is losing a Val for no gain... Iīm amazed all that flak at PM isnīt doing more against his divebombers... I doubt air attacks will wear down my defenders as weīre sitting behind level 2 forts (soon 3) in a jungle hex which usually is enough to be totally save against air attacks...


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Port Moresby Brigade ...
Also attacking New Caledonia Det ...
Also attacking Port Moresby Brigade ...
Also attacking New Caledonia Det ...
Also attacking Port Moresby Brigade ...
Also attacking New Caledonia Det ...
Also attacking Port Moresby Brigade ...
Also attacking New Caledonia Det ...
Also attacking Port Moresby Brigade ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 22
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 62



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 5 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 10 damaged



Airbase hits 11
Runway hits 28

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 31



No Japanese losses



Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kendari at 70,106

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8



Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 11


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Azumasan Maru
xAP Kokuryu Maru
xAK Mito Maru
xAK Seian Maru

wanted to try using my obsolete Dutch bombers that have been training low nav since day one... was shocked when they attacked a TF at Kendari as there were enough other TFs around that wouldnīt have Cap but the Zeroes just did nothing... no chance to hit something in heavy rain...

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
4 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 Det A with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Submarine attack near Truk at 112,107

Japanese Ships
xAK Hokkai Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Sealion



xAK Hokkai Maru is sighted by SS Sealion
SS Sealion launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Hokkai Maru

wow, a detonating MK-14... sure someone is going to tell High Command these torps are working...

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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5601 troops, 55 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 160

Defending force 1233 troops, 7 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Japanese adjusted assault: 65

Allied adjusted defense: 9

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Koepang !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
456 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
20th Infantry Regiment
Kure 2nd SNLF
1st JNAF Coy
3rd JNAF Coy

Defending units:
Timor Garrison Battalion
Dili Detachment
Koepang Base Force
Lautem Base Force

thatīs it for Koepang but we were able to hold longer than weīve thought... and it was enough time to bring our operations in this area to a succesful end...

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Ground combat at Beaufort (66,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

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

Defending force 468 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 8

Allied adjusted defense: 7

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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


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


Assaulting units:
I./124th Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
107th RN Base Force
100th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at 50,75 (near Kota Bharu)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1626 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 349 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 54

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1

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


Allied ground losses:
114 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
91st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
109th RAF Base Force


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 12323 troops, 145 guns, 22 vehicles, Assault Value = 294

Defending force 7253 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 132

I guess the enemy needs at least a divion and another rgt if he wants to take PM... in the meantime weīre going to try to reinforce of course but that is a rather hard task when KB is parking off the coast for weeks...


Assaulting units:
Port Moresby Brigade
New Caledonia Det
30th Australian Brigade
2/1st Ind Coy
Lark Battalion
3rd Motor Bde /1
6th RAN Base Force
15th RAAF Base Force
Rabaul Det. Base Force

Defending units:
24th Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit




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