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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 1/7/2012 9:25:14 AM   
Rainer79

 

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Hi Chris!

I don't think that abolishing the amphib bonus is the holy grail you'll make it out to be since accomplishing even anything close to the historical conquest of the DEI without will be impossible I fear. Taking all these extra bases and dot hexes is pretty vital for Japan and I don't think you could achieve it without the current bonus. Limiting it to certain hex borders might be better than abolishing it completely.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 1/7/2012 1:59:30 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Rainer79

Hi Chris!

I don't think that abolishing the amphib bonus is the holy grail you'll make it out to be since accomplishing even anything close to the historical conquest of the DEI without will be impossible I fear. Taking all these extra bases and dot hexes is pretty vital for Japan and I don't think you could achieve it without the current bonus. Limiting it to certain hex borders might be better than abolishing it completely.


hey mate!

absolutely agree, I have no problem if the amphib bonus is used where it is "supposed" to be used. Problem is, the IJ usually lands with the amphib bonus 5000 miles away from the most outlying historical targets. And here starts the problem, why should a USMC division in 45 be 80-90% disabled from landing unprepared at an enemy base while the IJ divs can do whatever they want UNPREPARED during the amphib bonus phase?

Without this fantasy bonus the enemy would have failed at Horn Island (how many waves of unprepared troops came in? 5? 10?), without the fantasy bonus the enemy would not land unprepared at Port Blair and three weeks later with the same units on Ceylon, faster than I was able to bring in troops (even if only by a couple of days).

The amphib bonus as it is, is not about all the dot or empty bases in the SRA, it doesn't matter if you take those empty bases in 1/42 or 8/42, it's all about doing landings far outside the SRA or in a way that makes no sense at all (I have to admit I have never had an opponent putting his invasions forward in such a way as mortar does/did).

Like I've said earlier, either screw it completely, have it valid only inside the SRA (or for all those historical targets) or IMO the best solution, let the IJ troops accumulate 2 prep points per day in the first 6 months so they have to PLAN their invasions, prepare their troops and then go ahead. Not like it is now, don't plan much, send something, find out two nav guards are not enough, send two more, then a rgt and then another unprepared div to take a place like it has been in this PBEM more than once. No planning, rather poor landings but it all didn't matter because the IJ can bring in more totally unprepped units at will, unloading faster during those "opposed" landings than the Allied unload in their friendly bases.

We should not forget, with all the screw ups the enemy has done so far and with all the unusual losses the enemy took, he nevertheless took all the area in three months, the Japanese took in the first 12 months, so with all the screw up he moved 4 times faster than real life AND took Port Blair and is about to also take Ceylon. And the only reason I've seen making this possible was the amphib bonus, because I can't do much more than to destroy as many combat squads being the equivalent of three or four enemy divisions so far (with more than another div about to be destroyed at Port Moresby).

I was never really aware what an impact the amphib bonus really has, because I've never ended up in a comparable situation like this in a PBEM. Remembering our PBEM, amphib bonus or not, you have never put your invasions forward like mortar has been doing. I can't remember a single offensive of yours that was only relying on the amphib bonus, nor would I say your main benefit was that bonus. You came, you fougth, you took your targets, amphib bonus or not wasn't the deciding factor.

On the other side, in late 44 when I brought 2000 av, 100% prepared to take an island and failed, I had to wait another 3 months to have my reinforcements fully prepped to be able to land at the "hostile" base while I've already had 150.000 soldiers there. Compare this to the first four months and the amphib bonus. IMO it doesn't fit together.

What is now happening on Ceylon and what earlier happened to the Royal Navy around Ceylon is purely my fault, because I should not have sent those bgd to Port Blair when I know the enemy can use a couple of unprepared divs at will (remember, the first "invasion" of a single small IJN unit failed) and I should not have sent the Royal Navy in to fight the IJN as I know the odds so the disaster of losing the RN is my fault as well as the loss of the bgds at Port Blair and now the loss of more or less emtpy Ceylon. BUT, again, without the amphib bonus this would all not have been possible in that way. Why? Because it would have taken the enemy three months minimum more to be ready to go with two+ divs for Port Blair AND land those units on Ceylon three weeks later. By then, there would have been 500 av more at Colombo and the RN would not be sent in to die.

Even if my decisions were plain dumb (due to my knowledge on the game), they would have been "avoidable" and this is what makes me grumble.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 1/7/2012 3:29:48 PM   
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Main problem with the amphibious bonus is that it works for opposed landings while the Japanese landing doctrine was to land at places where there was no opposition.

Kota Bharu was a surprise landing in the early hours of the war and as if I remember correctly, the only other opposed landing was at Milne Bay and a miserable failure.

However, the amphib bonus is neccessary for the AI (and for WITP/AE newbies).

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 1/7/2012 4:49:18 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Kereguelen

Main problem with the amphibious bonus is that it works for opposed landings while the Japanese landing doctrine was to land at places where there was no opposition.

Kota Bharu was a surprise landing in the early hours of the war and as if I remember correctly, the only other opposed landing was at Milne Bay and a miserable failure.

However, the amphib bonus is neccessary for the AI (and for WITP/AE newbies).



yeah, I know it is there for the AI. It would be cool to have a toggle, like "amphib bonus yes/no" for PBEM.

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 1/7/2012 5:10:46 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Kereguelen

Main problem with the amphibious bonus is that it works for opposed landings while the Japanese landing doctrine was to land at places where there was no opposition.

Kota Bharu was a surprise landing in the early hours of the war and as if I remember correctly, the only other opposed landing was at Milne Bay and a miserable failure.

However, the amphib bonus is neccessary for the AI (and for WITP/AE newbies).


It is also required to provide tension for the IJFB to speed their assault and to provide some drama [as if the fact the Allied new toys and the need for oil is not enough] .. then suddenly one day they forget how to invade!

Ok back to the war ..

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 1/11/2012 12:19:26 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 10, 42
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Sub attack near Cooktown at 96,138

Japanese Ships
SS I-175

Allied Ships
APD Kennison
APD Kilty



SS I-175 launches 4 torpedoes at APD Kennison
APD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Kilty attacking submerged sub ....
APD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Artilleriecommando Coastal Gun Battalion, at 56,104 (Soerabaja)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 9
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 63



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


Allied ground losses:
391 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

when the IJA ground forces will finally show up at Soerabaja there will nothing be left of the heavily entrenched Dutch troops... daily IJAAF medium bomber attacks will have taken care of my static Dutch units (pity you can't abandon static devices and the whole units get destroyed)... the IJAAF is coming in at longe range from Makassar day after day, suffering literally no losses... considering the thousands of medium bomber sorties in the first couple of months, the enemy got an op loss rate around 0.1%... Flying nav search in a USN patrol aircraft is around 50 times more dangerous than the daily combat mission in a IJAAF bomber as I've lost 6 or 7 dozen Catalinas already... yes, setting 60 search 40 rest, below normal range, 6000ft... I find it yet again ridicoulos that nav search is the most dangerous mission on Earth in AE...


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Soerabaja Base Force ...
Also attacking Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion ...
Also attacking Commandement Marine ...
Also attacking MLD ...
Also attacking Artilleriecommando Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking MLD ...
Also attacking Artilleriecommando Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Base Force ...
Also attacking Commandement Marine ...
Also attacking Artilleriecommando Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Base Force ...
Also attacking Commandement Marine ...
Also attacking Artilleriecommando Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Base Force ...
Also attacking Commandement Marine ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Madras , at 35,40

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Sub attack near Cooktown at 96,138

Japanese Ships
SS I-175, hits 2

Allied Ships
APD Crane
APD Kilty



SS I-175 launches 2 torpedoes at APD Crane
APD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Kilty attacking submerged sub ....
APD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Colombo (29,48)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 20533 troops, 230 guns, 111 vehicles, Assault Value = 490

Defending force 27481 troops, 432 guns, 386 vehicles, Assault Value = 220

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



Assaulting units:
Imperial Guards Division
5th Division
1st Tank Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment
25th Army
56th Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
100th Indian Brigade
Colombo Fortress
99th Indian Brigade
98th Indian Brigade
222 Group RAF
48th Light AA Regiment
Eastern Fleet
Ceylon Base Force
Ceylon Command
21st Light AA Regiment
35th Light AA Regiment
2nd Ceylon H AA Regiment
23rd AA Bde
1st RM Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Light AA Regiment


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Ground combat at Padang (44,85)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1036 troops, 5 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Defending force 1185 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 40

Japanese adjusted assault: 33

Allied adjusted defense: 19

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
22nd Recon Regiment

Defending units:
WS KNIL Territory Regiment
Padang Base Force


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Ground combat at Trincomalee (31,47)

Japanese Shock attack


Attacking force 3342 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 119

Defending force 4586 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Japanese adjusted assault: 99

Allied adjusted defense: 73

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
84 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
61 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

our static unit holds another time but can't cause a lot of losses within the enemy, next attack should take the base freeing up another rgt for the attack on Colombo...


Assaulting units:
113th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Trincomalee Fortress


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Ground combat at Madioen (54,104)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 453 troops, 4 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Defending force 2906 troops, 28 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Japanese adjusted assault: 11

Allied adjusted defense: 46

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

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
2nd Recon Regiment

Defending units:
Batavia Base Force
Bandoeng Base Force


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 22427 troops, 371 guns, 305 vehicles, Assault Value = 930

Defending force 19000 troops, 165 guns, 92 vehicles, Assault Value = 647

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



Assaulting units:
1st Australian Division
17th MG Battalion
30th Australian Brigade
Sparrow Battalion
3rd Motor Brigade
Port Moresby Brigade
6th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
Lark Battalion
22nd Motor Battalion
5th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
2/1st Ind Coy
New Caledonia Det
131st Field Artillery Battalion
6th RAN Base Force
114th USAAF Base Force
205th Coast AA Regiment
Eastern Command
206th Coast AA Regiment
1st Medium Regiment
147th Field Artillery Regiment
15th RAAF Base Force
21st NZ Pioneer Coy
148th Field Artillery Battalion
115th USAAF Base Force
21/22 Field Regiment
Rabaul Det. Base Force
II US Fighter Cmnd /4

Defending units:
20th Infantry Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
146th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit
61st Naval Guard Unit
3rd JNAF AF Unit




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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 1/11/2012 12:23:20 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 11, 42
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Night Air attack on Trincomalee , at 31,47

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 13



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



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4

got no clue why the enemy is flying NIGHT attacks...

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



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Night Air attack on Trincomalee , at 31,47

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6



No Japanese losses



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



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Submarine attack near Midway Island at 159,92

Japanese Ships
SS I-25

Allied Ships
xAK Ernest Meyer



xAK Ernest Meyer is sighted by SS I-25
SS I-25 launches 2 torpedoes

the freighter was missed... rare happening for an IJN sub...

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 65
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 26
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 46



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 19 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 8 damaged


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


Airbase hits 26
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 68

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on MLD , at 56,104 (Soerabaja)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 7
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 65



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


Allied ground losses:
408 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Soerabaja Base Force ...
Also attacking Artilleriecommando Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion ...
Also attacking Commandement Marine ...
Also attacking 3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion ...
Also attacking 3rd KNIL AA Battalion ...
Also attacking MLD ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Base Force ...
Also attacking Artilleriecommando Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking Commandement Marine ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Base Force ...
Also attacking Artilleriecommando Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking MLD ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Base Force ...
Also attacking Artilleriecommando Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking Commandement Marine ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Madras , at 35,40

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

the enemy won't find Cap where I don't have to put up Cap...

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Ground combat at Colombo (29,48)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 20746 troops, 230 guns, 111 vehicles, Assault Value = 521

Defending force 27529 troops, 432 guns, 386 vehicles, Assault Value = 223

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



Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
5th Division
56th Engineer Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment
25th Army

Defending units:
100th Indian Brigade
Colombo Fortress
99th Indian Brigade
98th Indian Brigade
48th Light AA Regiment
Ceylon Command
1st RM Heavy AA Regiment
222 Group RAF
23rd AA Bde
35th Light AA Regiment
Eastern Fleet
Ceylon Base Force
2nd Ceylon H AA Regiment
21st Light AA Regiment
22nd Light AA Regiment


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Ground combat at Padang (44,85)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1028 troops, 5 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 40

Defending force 1187 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Japanese adjusted assault: 33

Allied adjusted defense: 13

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Padang !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
367 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
22nd Recon Regiment

Defending units:
WS KNIL Territory Regiment
Padang Base Force


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Ground combat at Trincomalee (31,47)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3285 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 112

Defending force 4508 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Japanese adjusted assault: 146

Allied adjusted defense: 73

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Trincomalee !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
262 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
5184 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 477 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 28 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 55 (55 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


and that's it... only one unit there but the squad count is quite high... and there will be thousands of squads lost at Colombo...

Assaulting units:
113th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Trincomalee Fortress


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 22485 troops, 371 guns, 306 vehicles, Assault Value = 933

Defending force 19037 troops, 165 guns, 92 vehicles, Assault Value = 651

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

the only place where we can take real revenge in the near future, expect these units to be destroyed in about two months when I will have some worthy combat units at Port Moresby... our assault value here is misleading, those units < divisions are not really suited for combat and take too many losses...

Assaulting units:
Port Moresby Brigade
22nd Motor Battalion
2/1st Ind Coy
Lark Battalion
5th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
6th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
30th Australian Brigade
3rd Motor Brigade
17th MG Battalion
Sparrow Battalion
1st Australian Division
New Caledonia Det
1st Medium Regiment
148th Field Artillery Battalion
21/22 Field Regiment
205th Coast AA Regiment
Rabaul Det. Base Force
Eastern Command
21st NZ Pioneer Coy
15th RAAF Base Force
114th USAAF Base Force
131st Field Artillery Battalion
115th USAAF Base Force
206th Coast AA Regiment
147th Field Artillery Regiment
6th RAN Base Force
II US Fighter Cmnd

Defending units:
8th Tank Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
146th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit
24th Infantry Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
61st Naval Guard Unit
3rd JNAF AF Unit




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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 1/11/2012 12:30:23 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 12, 42
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Night Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 4



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

lol, can anybody tell me what he's trying to do with those night attacks? Against a base that hasn't got a single aircraft on the field...


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 14000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 5



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



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 14000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 5



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



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 14000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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ASW attack near New Hanover Island at 104,123

Japanese Ships
DD Tsuga
AO Naruto
TK San Clemente Maru
TK Nissyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-34

convoy bringing fuel... attacking the wrong target, missing it...

SS S-34 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Tsuga
S-34 diving deep ....
DD Tsuga fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tsuga fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tsuga fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tsuga fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tsuga fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 53
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 26
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 33



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 11 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 7 damaged



Airbase hits 27
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 84

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja Base Force, at 56,104 (Soerabaja)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 9
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 61



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 5
P-40E Warhawk x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 destroyed
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses


the Dutch receive Hurricanes and Warhawks now and I've thought I could use two squadrons to attack the daily bombing runs to Soerabaja... my fighters are at Malang (which the enemy has never attacked even though I've flown several bomber strikes out of it, lol) and are on LRCAP killing over a dozen bombers... expect the unescorted bomber strikes to stop or coming in with Zero or Oscar escorts/sweeps... can't say I expect a big strike against Malang as mortar hasn't done that so far while he could have wiped out all the Dutch airforce in one or two turns attacking Malang... one of those things I fail to understand...

Allied ground losses:
95 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled





Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with Hurricane IIb Trop (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
1-VI.G.V with P-40E Warhawk (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking MLD ...
Also attacking Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion ...
Also attacking Commandement Marine ...
Also attacking 3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion ...
Also attacking Artilleriecommando Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Base Force ...
Also attacking MLD ...
Also attacking Commandement Marine ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Base Force ...
Also attacking Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Base Force ...
Also attacking MLD ...
Also attacking Commandement Marine ...


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 9



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



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 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 Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12



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



Runway hits 2

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



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Morning Air attack on Madras , at 35,40

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet


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Ground combat at Madioen (54,104)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 470 troops, 4 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Defending force 2898 troops, 28 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 37

Japanese adjusted assault: 21

Allied adjusted defense: 67

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

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
2nd Recon Regiment

Defending units:
Batavia Base Force
Bandoeng Base Force


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 22601 troops, 371 guns, 312 vehicles, Assault Value = 940

Defending force 18999 troops, 165 guns, 90 vehicles, Assault Value = 646

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



Assaulting units:
30th Australian Brigade
Port Moresby Brigade
22nd Motor Battalion
17th MG Battalion
1st Australian Division
5th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
Lark Battalion
3rd Motor Brigade
6th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
2/1st Ind Coy
Sparrow Battalion
New Caledonia Det
1st Medium Regiment
Rabaul Det. Base Force
Eastern Command
147th Field Artillery Regiment
15th RAAF Base Force
131st Field Artillery Battalion
148th Field Artillery Battalion
206th Coast AA Regiment
21st NZ Pioneer Coy
21/22 Field Regiment
114th USAAF Base Force
6th RAN Base Force
115th USAAF Base Force
205th Coast AA Regiment
II US Fighter Cmnd

Defending units:
144th Infantry Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit
146th Infantry Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
61st Naval Guard Unit
3rd JNAF AF Unit






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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 1/11/2012 12:46:29 PM   
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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 97,131

Japanese Ships
SS RO-64, hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
AVD Pillsbury, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AVD Parrott
AVD Stewart
AVD Williamson
AVD Humphreys

the enemy subs don't have much of a problem killing our escorts that are operating in the Townsville/Port Moresby area... not the first AVD that was hit... a single direct hit in return puts the sub in a heavily damaged state but I doubt it will sink...

SS RO-64 launches 2 torpedoes at AVD Pillsbury
RO-64 diving deep ....
AVD Williamson fails to find sub and abandons search
AVD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Humphreys attacking submerged sub ....
AVD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 4



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



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 14000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 62
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 39



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 12 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 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 24
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 28

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
13 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 6 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak



Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 19



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 5 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak



Runway hits 2

Colombo got some nice flak, a bad place for bombers... if we would have just had time to move in the planned reinforcements it would a perfect place to defend against an enemy siege... lots of supplies that would last a year or longer with no other place on the map except Pearl Harbour having a comparable flak defense... well, my couple of Ind bgd won't hold forever of course...

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 14000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb




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

Weather in hex: Clear sky





Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 54
D3A1 Val x 9



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 39
P-400 Airacobra x 12
P-40E Warhawk x 39


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 8 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 5 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
AM Townsville
xAK Mundalla

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

and here is KB popping up again... we have a supply convoy unloading at Port Moresby with 150 fighters on Cap there and then KB launches a strike at extended range... what really strikes me is why the hell is KB launching a nav strike against my ships when mortar just has to know there are loads of fighters at Port Moresby that have caused serious losses to his carrier aircraft before and why are those Vals attacking with only 2x60kg bombs? Doesn't that mean they would be set to using a drop tank? I have never seen Vals attacking with 2x60kg bombs only...

anyway, we get up more than 50% of our available fighters to defend the low value convoy (we do have enough supplies at Port Moresby that it would not be a tragedy to lose those three medium sized freighters that are 60% unloaded) and what follows is a pretty one sided affair in that our fighters get a long dive phase against the enemy escorts taking down one and a halve dozen Zeroes and nearly all Vals... 4 Kates on nav search were also reported shot down... Vals with drop tanks on nav attack and Kates on nav search? This is getting more and more amazing to me...

bringing KB close to PM to launch a nav strike is where the flaw starts IMO... no sense doing that... let alone the fact that is once again pure luck to run over halve a dozen of my subs with none of them even thinking about attacking...


CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
50th PG/11th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
35th PG/39th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
35th PG/40th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
35th PG/41st PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 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 17 minutes
58th PG/67th PS with P-400 Airacobra (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 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 to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
35th PG/70th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



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ASW attack near Suva at 132,160

Japanese Ships
SS RO-34

Allied Ships
xAK West Ivis
xAK San Vincente
AVD Mackinac

the usual sub that is sitting at Suva... so far none of our ships was hit there... the sub is spotted every day...

SS RO-34 is sighted by escort
AVD Mackinac fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Mackinac fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Mackinac fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Mackinac fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Mackinac fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Bandjermasin (60,99)

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Shuko Maru #2
PB Shonan Maru #6
xAP Huso Maru
E Saga

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


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


PB Shuko Maru #2 fired at enemy troops
PB Shonan Maru #6 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 Bandjermasin (60,99)

TF 125 troops unloading over beach at Bandjermasin, 60,99



12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 91st Nav Gd /4


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 22669 troops, 371 guns, 313 vehicles, Assault Value = 993

Defending force 19051 troops, 165 guns, 90 vehicles, Assault Value = 652

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


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


Assaulting units:
1st Australian Division
Lark Battalion
Port Moresby Brigade
2/1st Ind Coy
5th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
3rd Motor Brigade
Sparrow Battalion
22nd Motor Battalion
17th MG Battalion
30th Australian Brigade
6th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
Gull Battalion
New Caledonia Det
1st Medium Regiment
21st NZ Pioneer Coy
114th USAAF Base Force
21/22 Field Regiment
Eastern Command
15th RAAF Base Force
115th USAAF Base Force
147th Field Artillery Regiment
205th Coast AA Regiment
6th RAN Base Force
206th Coast AA Regiment
Rabaul Det. Base Force
131st Field Artillery Battalion
148th Field Artillery Battalion
II US Fighter Cmnd

Defending units:
146th Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit
61st Naval Guard Unit
3rd JNAF AF Unit






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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 1/11/2012 1:06:42 PM   
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Invasion Support action off Bandjermasin (60,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Shuko Maru #2
PB Shonan Maru #6
xAP Huso Maru



PB Shuko Maru #2 fired at enemy troops
PB Shonan Maru #6 fired at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
SS RO-66

Allied Ships
AVD Thornton
AVD Kane
AVD Hatfield



SS RO-66 is sighted by escort
RO-66 bottoming out ....
AVD Thornton fails to find sub and abandons search
AVD Kane fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD Hatfield fails to find sub and abandons search
AVD Kane fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 55
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 41



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 10 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged


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


Airbase hits 30
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 56

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 34



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 7 damaged


The Lillies are now ordered to fly daystrikes again, being set to 19000ft... to be honest, these attacks make no sense IMO...

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 19000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
8 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 19000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 19000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 35
B5N2 Kate x 13



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 46
P-400 Airacobra x 13
P-40E Warhawk x 48


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 8 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 4 destroyed, 3 damaged

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

Allied Ships
xAK Mundalla, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AM Bunbury


oh come on mortar, what are you doing? Can he be serious? How can one do this, how can one be that careless? Even without yesterday's failed nav strike one would not attack PM if not 100% necessary but he did. Ok, he had to find out the hard way (again) that it was not a good idea yesterday. We kept happily unloading our small supply convoy and thought he would move away with KB again anyway... no, he didn't... and this time he sends in some Kates with a Zero escort and it is yet another turn when KB's strike is butchered... heck, this must be the fourth or fifth time already that KB has lost a hell a lot of Zeroes since the outbrake of the war for little or no gain... well, we have a 2900 ton freighter in sinking condition now, the ship was nearly empty... what a great result for KB, paying with two dozen aircraft of this strike being shot down for a whopping couple of USAAF fighters...

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
50th PG/11th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/39th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/40th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/41st PS with P-39D Airacobra (2 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 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 8000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
58th PG/67th PS with P-400 Airacobra (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/70th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers



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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
B5N2 Kate x 20



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 40
P-400 Airacobra x 13
P-40E Warhawk x 42


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 14 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAK Anshun


and that of course only was the morning strike, another one following in the afternoon, again meeting more than 90 of my fighters set to Cap... this time only a dozen Zeroes were on escort and halve of them are shot down, then our fighters turned onto the Kates shooting down all but one... I really can't believe this is happening, it's a PBEM after all... normally I would cheer about such a result, but in this PBEM I really start to wonder where this is leading to... you can screw up things and end up with a KB strike you didn't want to happen but mortar has lost already something like 200 KB aircraft over Port Moresby alone as this is not the first "operation" that goes that way...

I really just can't believe it... he lost roughly a hundred aircraft over Port Moresby the last two turns for a torp hit on a xAK and a dozen of my fighters shot down... sorry, but this is what the AI is doing but a PBEM player? total air losses now show over 400 Zeroes shot down already, we are only in mid March, means more than 130 Zeroes shot down every month since outbreak of hostilities! I think alltogether we have lost only a little over 150 fighters of all types (including ground losses of the first day and all the obsolete Dutch)... the 400 Zeroes lost may surely be an exageration but that would still mean more than 300 of them lost in three months... well, not really surprising with operations like this one... just don't know what mortar is doing, this pretty much takes away the joy of such "victories"...

just look at the total air to air losses of Zeroes, P-40 and P-39, I think this says it all...



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo





CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
50th PG/11th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/39th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/40th PS with P-39D Airacobra (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 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 7000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/41st PS with P-39D Airacobra (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 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 to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
58th PG/67th PS with P-400 Airacobra (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/70th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers



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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Deliberate attack


Attacking force 25553 troops, 413 guns, 336 vehicles, Assault Value = 981

Defending force 19057 troops, 165 guns, 90 vehicles, Assault Value = 652

Allied adjusted assault: 902

Japanese adjusted defense: 1281

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
595 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 70 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 36 (2 destroyed, 34 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1587 casualties reported
Squads: 51 destroyed, 82 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 14 (6 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 19 (2 destroyed, 17 disabled)


well, tried a deliberate attack with most of those units at Port Moresby and have to pay for it of course... the ground combat as flawed as it is caused one of my small units to be completely destroyed, only some motorized support left... the enemy suffered a whopping ONE squad destroyed... fun... but hey, didn't I say I have to wait for combat worthy divisional sized units to attack here... once more, I know how it works and don't listen to my own advise... wow, silly I am...

Assaulting units:
2/1st Ind Coy
22nd Motor Battalion
17th MG Battalion
5th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
1st Australian Division
6th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
30th Australian Brigade
8th Australian Division
3rd Motor Brigade
Port Moresby Brigade
New Caledonia Det
148th Field Artillery Battalion
6th RAN Base Force
Eastern Command
21st NZ Pioneer Coy
131st Field Artillery Battalion
206th Coast AA Regiment
21/22 Field Regiment
15th RAAF Base Force
114th USAAF Base Force
1st Medium Regiment
115th USAAF Base Force
147th Field Artillery Regiment
Rabaul Det. Base Force
205th Coast AA Regiment
II US Fighter Cmnd

Defending units:
20th Infantry Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit
146th Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
61st Naval Guard Unit
3rd JNAF AF Unit






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I do that sort of thing a lot as well. On some level I know what I'm doing is a bad idea, but sometimes I end up doing it anyway.



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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 15, 42
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Pre-Invasion action off Bandjermasin (60,99)

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 9
SC Ch 7
xAK Yubari Maru



SC Ch 9 fired at enemy troops
SC Ch 7 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 Bandjermasin (60,99)

TF 9 troops unloading over beach at Bandjermasin, 60,99





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Invasion Support action off Bandjermasin (60,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 9
SC Ch 7
xAK Yubari Maru



SC Ch 9 fired at enemy troops
SC Ch 7 fired at enemy troops


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Sub vs Sub: SS Tuna attacking SS RO-64 at 103,134 - near Deboyne Islands

Japanese Ships
SS RO-64, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Tuna



SS Tuna launches 2 torpedoes at 3,000 yards

that is the sub that sunk one of my AVD and was then hit by a single DC... no it is hit by two duds... pretty sure the sub will make Rabaul and live on...

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TF 118 encounters mine field at Lae (99,126)

Japanese Ships
PB Bisan Maru #3



2 mines cleared

Argonaut brought some mines to Lae and we now also see the reason for KB being in the area, a convoy arrives at Lae... now using KB to cover that convoy is a good idea, having KB's bombers set to nav attack my ships at PM makes it a bad idea in the end... KB is still strong enough that it is immune to my LBA at this stage of the war so using it to cover an invasion works well, but my LBA (when massed like at PM) is definitely strong enough to trash KB's airwings if mortar decides to attack such a base...

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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 53
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 40



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak happens very rarely here...


Allied aircraft losses
O-47A: 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 8
Airbase supply hits 10
Runway hits 27

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 28



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



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 19000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
7 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 19000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 19000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at 45,84 (near Padang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1045 troops, 5 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Defending force 869 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Japanese adjusted assault: 38

Allied adjusted defense: 40

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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


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


Assaulting units:
22nd Recon Regiment

Defending units:
WS KNIL Territory Regiment
Padang Base Force


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Ground combat at Djokjakarta (52,103)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13089 troops, 120 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 444

Defending force 894 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 201

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 67 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Djokjakarta !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
438 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 24 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
33rd Division

Defending units:
Tjilitap Base Force


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 20128 troops, 347 guns, 309 vehicles, Assault Value = 845

Defending force 18446 troops, 164 guns, 87 vehicles, Assault Value = 578

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


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


Assaulting units:
3rd Motor Brigade
2/1st Ind Coy
5th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
8th Australian Division
1st Australian Division
30th Australian Brigade
17th MG Battalion
Port Moresby Brigade
6th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
New Caledonia Det
15th RAAF Base Force
21/22 Field Regiment
114th USAAF Base Force
21st NZ Pioneer Coy
205th Coast AA Regiment
131st Field Artillery Battalion
147th Field Artillery Regiment
22nd Motor Battalion
Eastern Command
115th USAAF Base Force
6th RAN Base Force
148th Field Artillery Battalion
1st Medium Regiment
Rabaul Det. Base Force
206th Coast AA Regiment
II US Fighter Cmnd

Defending units:
24th Infantry Regiment
146th Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit
61st Naval Guard Unit
3rd JNAF AF Unit




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Vals dont have drop tanks. They have a reduced load 2x 60 kg bombs if attacking at long range (7 hexes). Usualy a bad idea.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 16, 42
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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 44



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 3 destroyed

needless to say I don't want to have this enemy convoy unloading at Lae unharmed so we've ordered our strike aircraft to attack... KB didn't launch anymore strikes against PM yesterday so I was sure it is in a pure defensive position now (as it should have been right from day one of this operation) so I only kept 30% of my fighters defending Port Moresby, the rest was set to sweep Lae and the bombers were on nav attack range limited to reach Lae but not KB...

and also needless to say, the sweeps look like the way they always do/did, squadrons going in one by one, having each lost a couple of aircraft on the way to the target... yeepeeee! The first incoming squadron was hit rather hard by more Zeroes over Lae than I had expected... thought there would be a max of two dozen on LRCAP with the rest over KB but I'm pretty sure lots of the Cap was leaking into the hex...


CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 38



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 2 destroyed

also the second P-39 strike suffered...

CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 27000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 23000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 69 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 29



Allied aircraft
P-400 Airacobra x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-400 Airacobra: 1 destroyed

the third one did extremely well, taking down halve a dozen enemies and sending home another 3 or 4 in damaged state...

CAP engaged:
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 15000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 15000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 72 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 34



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 6 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak



Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 19000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 19000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
13 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 19000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Lae at 99,126

Weather in hex: Clear sky


Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 31
SBD-2 Dauntless x 36


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAK Anyo Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Atlas Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Takaoka Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Hokuan Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Maya Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Kosei Maru, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Tenzan Maru
xAK Kumagawa Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

then it was time for the bombers to show up, I'm really glad most of the sweeping fighters went in first, otherwise we could have lost a good number of bombers and bombers are worth their weight in gold at this stage of the war... Cap was considerable reduced already and their short dive period wasn't decisive, so the Warhawks could hold their own getting all bombers through unharmed... this was then followed by a massacre on the unloading convoy... nav bomb skill >65, clear sky and dive bombers means pretty much wiping out the enemy... it's a pity the enemy was able to unload all troops but those troops won't nearly get all the supply mortar has planned to bring in, that's for sure...

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
14 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 24360.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 94 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 17360 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14360 and 19360.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 14360.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 33 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Anyo Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Atlas Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Maya Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Hokuan Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Takaoka Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kosei Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kumagawa Maru


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Lae at 99,126

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15



Allied aircraft
SBD-2 Dauntless x 16


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

seeing only two SBD squadrons attacking so far I've thought one staid home but it came in unescorted and I really feared to lose at least halve of the bombers... luckily the Cap was really decimated and disrupted already, all but two bombers made it to the ships, putting another 6 bombs onto target, while the hit ships were all in sinking condition already anyway...

Japanese Ships
xAK Hokuan Maru, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Maya Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Takaoka Maru, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19360.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 14440.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 21360.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Hokuan Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Maya Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Takaoka Maru


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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 6
P-400 Airacobra x 2



Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

and what you think is this? Yes, it's the "rest" of those three sweeping squadrons... they did well though, taking down another 4 or 5 enemies for no loss as we had the dive for the whole engagement...

CAP engaged:
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x P-39D Airacobra sweeping at 25000 feet

oh, fun, here's the majority of the last sweeping squadron... again causing quite some losses within the enemy...

CAP engaged:
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 35
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 24



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 5 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged


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


Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 21

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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lae at 99,126

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 28
SBD-2 Dauntless x 45


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 6 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAK Shirogane Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Keisho Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Tenzan Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Tatukami Maru
xAK Shinyubari Maru
xAK Yamadori Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Kotoku Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

the morning phase went really well, both our fighters and bombers did very well, mostly due to our sweeps and the excellent weather... we attacked again in the afternoon, this time of course without sweeps as those are going in only once a day and I wasn't really pleased to still see 20 enemy fighters over the convoy as our escorts only slightly outnumbered them... what followed was pretty much a massacre within the escorting Warhawks, this round clearly goes to the Zeroes but again the bombers got through without being touched... LRCAP or leaking Cap really isn't that efficient without radar in the hex and this is what really made a difference today too, our fighters over Port Moresby are fighting with plenty radar support... then it was time for the bombers to dive down on the burning convoy but moderate rain didn't allow a comparable massacre as has happened in the morning and scoring another 6 1000lb bomb hits was pretty much what I expected to see... seeing so many undamaged freighters in the afternoon was surprising to me as I didn't expect the convoy being that big, nav search reported it as having something like 6 or 7 ships in total but the convoy consists of something like 20 ships I think... would have been great to also have my 65 low nav skilled Marauders at Port Moresby but the airfield is still too small to accomodate them, not really because of the aircraft stacking, but the admin stacking... having all those mini units as the Allied means being hit by the stacking limit at least twice as much as the Japanese, but hey ho, at least we can build airfields in a couple of days/weeks from 43 on when there are plenty of sea bee units around...


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-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
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
Kaga-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
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 (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
Zuikaku-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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Shirogane Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Keisho Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kotoku Maru


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Ground combat at Colombo (29,48)

Japanese Deliberate attack



Attacking force 24493 troops, 262 guns, 213 vehicles, Assault Value = 662

Defending force 28100 troops, 432 guns, 390 vehicles, Assault Value = 235

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 306

Allied adjusted defense: 388

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
3063 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 270 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Guns lost 36 (4 destroyed, 32 disabled)
Vehicles lost 41 (4 destroyed, 37 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
588 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled

really intense turn, the enemy attacks at Colombo again, another time achieving only bad odds and taking quite a lot of disablements... but our defensive strenght is steadily worn down and we only have 150 av left now, means we won't hold much longer, especially as the enemy seems to bring in more reinforcements... makes me again wonder why he attacks BEFORE the reinforcements arrive... the eng rgts were worn down before already and both divisions are only ghosts of what they have been when they landed on Ceylon... while we will still lose in the end - no doubt about that - and will have all units destroyed, the enemy will have suffered 90% of his casualties as disabled squads/devices but at least those units will have lost all their offensive power for at least three monhts and by then the fantasy amphib bonus is long gone and my defenses will have increased dramatically (have to say that I'm already now in a very good position and am feeling pretty much save)... what is now happening at Colombo in a clear hex is what I expected my three Ind bgds doing at Port Blair in a jungle hex (also with level 3 forts like at Colombo), we are holding the enemy back, wearing the enemy troops down and are delaying further advance... we all know what happened at Port Blair, we surrendered on the first attack...

Assaulting units:
5th Division
1st Tank Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
56th Engineer Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment
25th Army
56th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
100th Indian Brigade
Colombo Fortress
99th Indian Brigade
98th Indian Brigade
1st RM Heavy AA Regiment
21st Light AA Regiment
2nd Ceylon H AA Regiment
222 Group RAF
Ceylon Base Force
Ceylon Command
23rd AA Bde
35th Light AA Regiment
48th Light AA Regiment
Eastern Fleet
22nd Light AA Regiment


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Ground combat at 45,84 (near Padang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1045 troops, 5 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Defending force 832 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
22nd Recon Regiment

Defending units:
WS KNIL Territory Regiment
Padang Base Force


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 20158 troops, 347 guns, 309 vehicles, Assault Value = 859

Defending force 18490 troops, 164 guns, 86 vehicles, Assault Value = 581

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



Assaulting units:
2/1st Ind Coy
17th MG Battalion
6th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
30th Australian Brigade
8th Australian Division
1st Australian Division
5th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
3rd Motor Brigade
Port Moresby Brigade
New Caledonia Det
205th Coast AA Regiment
21st NZ Pioneer Coy
131st Field Artillery Battalion
147th Field Artillery Regiment
114th USAAF Base Force
22nd Motor Battalion
15th RAAF Base Force
6th RAN Base Force
Rabaul Det. Base Force
206th Coast AA Regiment
115th USAAF Base Force
21/22 Field Regiment
148th Field Artillery Battalion
1st Medium Regiment
Eastern Command
II US Fighter Cmnd

Defending units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit
24th Infantry Regiment
146th Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
61st Naval Guard Unit
3rd JNAF AF Unit







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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 1/13/2012 11:14:44 AM   
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Vals dont have drop tanks. They have a reduced load 2x 60 kg bombs if attacking at long range (7 hexes). Usualy a bad idea.


thanks for the Info, didn't know that as I've so far haven't touched the Japanese in AE and there were no 60kg bombs in WITP, the Vals always attacked with their 250kg bombs. But yes, attacking at 7 hexes is a bad idea then, no matter if attacking into a hornets nest like PM or an undefended hex as those 60kg bombs are pretty much just like popcorn...

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RE: The next generation - mortar (J) vs castor troy (A)... - 1/13/2012 11:22:04 AM   
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and here are this turn's air losses, equal losses on both sides but with probably a dozen enemy freighters sunk, two and a halve dozen KB Zeroes shot down with only two SBD lost and most of the supply not reaching Lae I would say it is an Allied victory

though what is really concerning is the total number of Zekes destroyed as this number has dropped to 345 (after reports that we have shot down another 33 today). This is concerning as a couple of turns ago the total number of Zeroes lost was above 400 already. Wow, FOW is quite a margin higher than I've thought, jumping up and down by 30-40%!

Not that it would be anywhere bad to take out 300+ Zeroes (mostly KB Zeroes with top notch pilots) until March 17th but seeing the loss list drop by something like 100 Zeroes was really surprising.




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Japan has also no reserve of experienced Dive Bomber Pilots. For Torpedo ones one can empty Netty Squadrons but there is nothing for Divebombers. A shame to waste them like that.

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Japan has also no reserve of experienced Dive Bomber Pilots. For Torpedo ones one can empty Netty Squadrons but there is nothing for Divebombers. A shame to waste them like that.



yes it is, mortar has lost by far too many of KB's aircraft/pilots already, for no real gain so to say. Sinking a single, nearly empty 2900 ton freighter for the loss of two dozen KB aircraft is a bad trade, doing something like this several times is, well, how should I call it?

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gräfin Zeppelin

Japan has also no reserve of experienced Dive Bomber Pilots. For Torpedo ones one can empty Netty Squadrons but there is nothing for Divebombers. A shame to waste them like that.



yes it is, mortar has lost by far too many of KB's aircraft/pilots already, for no real gain so to say. Sinking a single, nearly empty 2900 ton freighter for the loss of two dozen KB aircraft is a bad trade, doing something like this several times is, well, how should I call it?


Not too swift?

You can train the basic Nav Bombing easily enough, but lose the good search and land bombing as well as high EXP and good defense numbers of the early IJN DB pilots. I'd much rather commit Kates to these missions and leave the Vals restricted to search and defending the area around the KB.

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Is this game still on?

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Is this game still on?



no, cancelled a month ago as we just never reached the agreed pace.

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