ORIGINAL: Mike Solli
1 Sep 43
The following planes became operational today:
N1K2-J George – Upgraded the K1 factories, producing 180 a month
Ki-49-IIb Helen – Upgraded the IIa factories, producing 90 a month
P1Y1 Francis – Converting the Sally factory, will produce 30 a month
J2M2 Jack – Will not produce
Ki-61-Ib Tony – Will not produce
Ki-61-Ic Tony – Will not produce
I had a fair number of pilots accelerate:
IJA – 148, month 9
IJN – 128, month 10
IJN – 377, month 5
That saves 3265 HI in pilot costs. Nice.
Overall, it was a decent month economically.
Supply: 3.85 million, up 168k. There is an additional 60k on cargo ships, headed to Rangoon.
Fuel: 3.36 million, up 31k, surprising, given the fact that KB was in combat most of the month. There is an additional 175k on TKs plus another 151k on AOs.
HI: 1.86 million, up 19k, much lower gain from previous months because I expanded some air/engine facilities and turned on all 620 armament factories (was only 120 in the past, but you’ll see the result below).
Resources: 20 mil, up 370k. There is an additional 670k on ships.
Oil: 2.28 million, down 28k, still doing fine here, I would have broken even had I not lost a couple TKs loaded with oil. There is an additional 60k on TKs.
Armaments: 132k, up 15k
Vehicle points: 22k, up 3700
MIA/KIA: 3586, up 303
Japanese score: 41,744, up 2484
Allied score: 20,155, up 1044, doing well here, 2.38:1 ratio in my favor this month, 2.07:1 overall.
Japanese planes lost: 8593 – 571 lost this month
Allied planes lost: 9491 – 775 lost this month – 1.35:1 ratio in my favor this month, 1.1:1 overall, I’m happy with this.
Allied troops lost: 16,273, up 264, mainly from China.
Japanese troops lost: 1794, up 77, mainly from China.
Allied ships sunk: 39 (1206 points)
Japanese ships sunk: 20 (304 points)
Japanese Sunk ships this month:
Confirmed Allied Sunk Ships this month:
BB New Mexico
CA New Orleans
Some other miscellaneous minor ships were confirmed sunk from previous months.
Still in the "Happy Times" for IJ.
Do you track missions flown? I do as air missions are one of the largest supply sinks. Also operational losses. I monitor those as well as they are mostly under my control.
CV losses: While I think most AFB's would gladly make the trade above, they truth is those Junyo's are so fragile that even seeing a bomb will often cause them to seek a safe disguise as a fish reef.
So, losing a Junyo is almost a given if you use the KB.
Otherwise, as expected, your game is really on track.