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RE: Once Again into the Breech - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 9/24/2015 7:45:35 PM   
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Radar is good for ASW, yes, but will be available in 10/44 only. Which is a month earlier than default B6N2a arrival in stock scenario 1

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RE: Once Again into the Breech - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 9/24/2015 7:52:26 PM   
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That's ok. By then I should have a good number of the N2a. I'm ok with that. I suspect that the ASW threat will still be around then.

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RE: Once Again into the Breech - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 9/24/2015 9:49:03 PM   
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Except you'll run out of torpedoes on the carriers before you arm all of those planes with torpedoes.
Umm, Judy stays, Grace replaces TBs. Torpedo situation does not change.
But you can divebomb with all your planes now.



Herp, me dumb. For some reason I was only ever thinking of it the other way around. There is a downside to this, however - dive bombers get murdered by flak, especially DBB flak and scenario updates flak (which is DBB as far as I know).


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Sorry for hijacking your AAR let me quickly think on some question that may sound valid:

Like, why go for B6N2a? It seems to me like a year of research for higher-caliber trailing machinegun



I like the radar the B6N2a has. Can't hurt. I'll get it in mid-Dec 43.


I don't see a point in researching it though, as the plane arrives when the radar comes online anyway. Like maybe research it by a month or two so you can get some up and running on 11/01/1944, but you can maximize R&D/production efficiency by just producing the B6N2 and not continuing the research.

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RE: Once Again into the Breech - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 9/24/2015 10:16:29 PM   
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I hear you Lokasenna. I don't disagree with you either. My thought is that I can take the 3x30 fully repaired factories and upgrade them to the N2a where they will start accelerating from day 1 or convert them to, say, the Frank, where they will take months before they will accelerate. In Dec 43, those 3 factories will then convert to the Frank where they will repair much more rapidly. We can even test this. I currently have a Frank R&D factory which at 0 (and another at 2). We can see where they stand when the N2a becomes operational. It will be an interesting test. When the N2a radar becomes operational, I should have several hundred in the pool.

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RE: Once Again into the Breech - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 9/24/2015 10:50:55 PM   
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The factory repairs should become more frequent when I hit 500 Ha-45 engines in the pool.

Mike, I may be wrong, so double check, but I don't think that the 500 engine bonus has anything to do with RnD factory repair.
What I believe it does is add +1 to the research for a factory that is fully repaired and researching for the cost of one engine.

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RE: Once Again into the Breech - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 9/24/2015 10:53:42 PM   
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I agree about the Grace. I have 4x30 R&D for this model, currently repaired to 21, 18, 14 & 13.

+1
Only downside is the 2x250kg bombload. Wish it was 1x500kg ... oh well. Higher hit %, but can't really hurt BB's and takes a lot of hits on an Essex. GREAT kami though ...

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RE: Once Again into the Breech - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 9/24/2015 11:49:25 PM   
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The factory repairs should become more frequent when I hit 500 Ha-45 engines in the pool.

Mike, I may be wrong, so double check, but I don't think that the 500 engine bonus has anything to do with RnD factory repair.
What I believe it does is add +1 to the research for a factory that is fully repaired and researching for the cost of one engine.


You're absolutely right, Tony. No idea what I was smoking when I wrote that. I meant to say what you said but probably in a much less elegant way.

For the record, I don't smoke anything and have never smoked anything in my life.

Edit: I finally found where I wrote that blather. Now I remember what my mind was thinking but came out as gibberish. My thought was that when I hit 500 engines in the pool, the acceleration from the fully repaired factories will accelerate the Frank's operational date at twice the rate. As that happens, the damaged factories will repair more quickly because the current date and the operational date will close more quickly. We all know that R&D factory repair happens with greater frequency the closer you get to the operational date. Make sense? It does to my twisted mind. I just don't know a good way of putting it into words.

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RE: Once Again into the Breech - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 9/25/2015 3:07:12 AM   
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The factory repairs should become more frequent when I hit 500 Ha-45 engines in the pool.

Mike, I may be wrong, so double check, but I don't think that the 500 engine bonus has anything to do with RnD factory repair.
What I believe it does is add +1 to the research for a factory that is fully repaired and researching for the cost of one engine.


You're absolutely right, Tony. No idea what I was smoking when I wrote that. I meant to say what you said but probably in a much less elegant way.

For the record, I don't smoke anything and have never smoked anything in my life.

Edit: I finally found where I wrote that blather. Now I remember what my mind was thinking but came out as gibberish. My thought was that when I hit 500 engines in the pool, the acceleration from the fully repaired factories will accelerate the Frank's operational date at twice the rate. As that happens, the damaged factories will repair more quickly because the current date and the operational date will close more quickly. We all know that R&D factory repair happens with greater frequency the closer you get to the operational date. Make sense? It does to my twisted mind. I just don't know a good way of putting it into words.

Don't know what it means about me, but it makes perfect sense. Surprised I didn't surmise that from the original post.

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RE: Once Again into the Breech - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 9/25/2015 9:41:46 PM   
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8 May 43

Sub War

A US DD hanging out at Adak sank the SSX Ha-41.

5 Fleet

Eleven Oscars escorted 3 Judys who attacked the US carriers, yes carriers, 5 hexes east of Adak. They attacked (unsuccessfully) the Lexington. She's smoking so I really did damage her. Guess it wasn't bad enough to send her home. At a cost of 4 Oscars and a couple of Judys, I shot down 3 Wildcats.

The US carriers launched 29 Dauntlesses and 16 Avengers, escorted by 11 Wildcats against my troops, and opposed by 12 Oscars. This battle went a little better shooting down 6 Wildcats, 2 Dauntlesses and an Avenger for no Japanese loss. I hope they continue with these useless attacks. The bombers gain no experience against ships and get whittled down a bit each time. They did no noticeable damage against my troops.

Finally, 3x B24s came to bomb the troops. They shot down an Oscar and did no damage to my troops.

I bombarded the Allied troops again. He did get blasted pretty badly in yesterday's attack. Here are the AVs that I saw:

Yesterday before the Allied DA: 41 Division - 346 AV, 151 engineer regiment - 46 AV, Japanese troops - 335 AV
Today before the Japanese bombardment: 41 Division - 215, 151 en reg - 10, Japanese troops - 323
Today after the Japanese bombardment: 41 Division - 210, 151 en reg - 6, Japanese troops - 323

The Japanese forces are all at 100% with a few of them a little lower due to disablement. Nice.

I moved the remaining Judys back to Amchitka where they will (hopefully) go after the smaller ships around Adak. They now have a secondary mission of ground attack. I should have done that long ago. I have a sentai of Sallies in Ominato repairing the last few planes. Tomorrow they'll fly to Amchitka and Adak to begin bombing the US troops on Adak.

My forts increased to 5.01.

4 Fleet

Nothing to report.

SE Fleet

A couple of AMs sailed through 2 rows of subs (again) and tried to sweep mines at Gasmata. The DP guns battered them, but they swept 26 mines. There are still about 270 mines in the hex. I heard sinking sounds at the beginning of the turn. I suspect at least one of them sank.

My 4 DDs that were to the west of Rabaul sailed in and out of Gasmata, but missed all the excitement. I am sending them in again tomorrow. I see another TF (APDs, according to the intel) heading toward Gasmata. Hopefully my DDs will catch them and take care of them.

Ted sent his bombers (~150 sorties) against Shortland's airfield today. There was a daitai of Betties that lost ~8 planes on the ground. Damage to the base is 0-36-62. I'd much rather he hit that base than either Gasmata or Rabaul. That's the only base that currently has damage in this AO.

SRA

Nothing to report.

Burma

Well, I sent my Helens and Sallies against Akyab to pummel the airfield. Why? Not sure. I thought I could kill a few of his precious fighters on the ground and damage the airfield a bit. I didn't work out quite that way.

My plan was to have 2 sentai of Tojos LRCAP out of Magwe and 3 sentai of Oscars from Rangoon escort 5 sentai of Sallies/Helens, also out of Rangoon. The LRCAP never connected. They would show up after the combat, but never participate. I had forgotten about that. I should have had the Tojos sweep.

Anyway, the first attack was 62 bombers escorted by 50 Oscars. I expected only a squadron of Allied planes, but I was off by a bit. There were 82 Allied fighters, mainly coming from Cox's Bazaar where there are a bunch hanging out. I got lucky. My Oscars held off most of the enemy fighters. Each side ended up losing 6 fighters and they also got 6 bombers with flak killing one more bomber. I did moderate damage to to the airfield.

The second attack was 15 Helens escorted by 22 Oscars and opposed by 63 Allied fighters. This one didn't go as well. I lost a fighter and 9 Helens for no appreciable damage to the airfield.

Overall, Akyab's airfield is not closed, but it is hurting.

Elsewhere, the British bombardment fleet has sailed again. It's a couple hexes north of Ramree. I expect it to bombard that base again. I moved a chutai of Nells to Tongoo on a night naval attack mission. I'm hoping a few fly and maybe hit something. There are also 150 mines at Ramree. I doubt that I sink anything, but maybe I can cause a bit of damage.

I am determined not to give anything away cheaply.

China

Nothing to report.

Other Stuff

An allied xAK and AM were both confirmed sunk in early 1943 in the Aleutians.

A pilot was found. (Woohoo!!)

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RE: Once Again into the Breech - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 9/26/2015 2:02:23 AM   
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I am determined not to give anything away cheaply.




BANZAI!!!!



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RE: Once Again into the Breech - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 9/28/2015 8:56:12 PM   
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9 May 43

Sub War

The sub war was one sided for a change. My hub from the southern half of the SRA used to be Davao until Ted spotted the shipping moving to and from there and flooded the place with subs. I moved it to Babeldaob several months ago and had a few E type ships in an ASW TF patrolling around that base. They found and hit the Seal a couple hexes south of Babeldaob. With luck, sheíll head home.

Five hexes ESE of Adak, the I-178 put a torpedo into and blew apart the SC-699. Those little ships are a pain, but fortunately they donít carry much ammo for their ASW weapons.

5 Fleet

Ted is spending his resources going after my troops at Adak, which isnít very efficient given theyíre hiding in level 5 forts. The first air attack was 6x Bolingbrokes and 4x B-24D1s. The 13 Oscars shot down 5 Bolingbrokes and a B-24 with flak getting the remaining Bolingbroke.

In the afternoon, the US carrier TF launched 27 Dauntlesses and 16 Avengers escorted by 10 Wildcats. The Oscars traded 1 for 3 Wildcats. Too bad they didnít get to the bombers. Thatís ok. Iíll settle for killing more fighters and experienced pilots.

Neither air attack did any damage.

KB2 and the Combined Fleet continue to sail north. MKB2 just arrived at Tokyo to refuel, rearm and replace planes and pilots. Itíll sail for the western Aleutians tomorrow.

In addition to the forces above, I have 4 Fubukis that will be in position tomorrow for a future night torpedo attack against enemy forces at Adak.

I also have a fast transport TF (4k supply) and a minelayer TF that will also be in position to drop their presents when the opportunity arises. Unfortunately, as long as the enemy TFs are hanging around, I canít risk them.

Three US BBs bombarded Adak killing only 2 non-combat squads but causing ~50% disruption to the 7 Base Force. The rest of the troops are fine.

Itís interesting that only 3 BBs bombarded today. The initial bombardment force was 8 BBs. One ate 3 sub torpedoes and a second ate a single sub torpedo. I wonder what happened to the other 3 BBs?

4 Fleet

Nothing to report.

SE Fleet

Tedís bombers rested today, but 8 partial fighter squadrons swept Gasmata in 5 separate attacks. Total losses were 6 Japanese fighters to 24 Allied fighters, including 8 Corsairs! Banzai!!!

SRA

Nothing to report.

Burma

I decided to sweep Akyab with all my available fighters to wear down Tedís fighters there, which had been slowly increasing in strength. A total of 94 fighters (Oscar IIb and Tojo IIa) flew, in 3 separate sweeps vs 61 Allied fighters (Hurricane IIc, Martlet II & P-40K). When it was all said and done, 16 Oscars were lost vs. 22 Allied fighters. The Oscars just arenít nearly as capable as the Tojo. Tomorrow, Iíll send just 2x Tojo sentai in. Not all of the sentai flew either.

My army is one day away from pulling out of the hex with the Allied army.

China

Nothing to report.

Other Stuff

Reinforcements:
SS I-182 Ė 5 Fleet AO
1 Independent SNLF Co Ė rebuilt from Goodenough Island Ė will be a garrison for a base with low garrison level

I got confirmation that the US TK L. P. St. Clair (T2-SE-A) was sunk near Norfolk Island on 13 Jun 42. It was a biggun, with a capacity of 14,250 tons of fuel. Very nice. It was curious to see a confirmation almost a year after the fact. I thought confirmations were ~90 days after the fact. InterestingÖ

Today was a day of heavy plane losses, but much more for the Allies. The intel report showed a total of 56 Allied to 23 Japanese planes lost in Air-to-Air alone. Nice ratio.


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RE: Once Again into the Breech - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 9/28/2015 9:01:55 PM   
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RE: Once Again into the Breech - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 9/28/2015 9:12:49 PM   
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Sub War

There were at least a dozen sub attacks on both sides, but most missed. This was the most underwater activity in months.

A couple of US DDs were active off Gasmata today. I have a double row of RO class subs hanging out there and two were attacked by these DDs. First, the RO-103 ate 2 DCs and was heavily damaged but survived. Sheíll head back to Truk for repairs. I canít risk using Rabaul for minor repairs any more after the port was attacked recently and all the shipping there sunk.

Then, the RO-66 was hit by 2 more DCs from those same DDs and she, unfortunately, was sunk. Thatís too bad. She sank quite a few ships since the war started.

Off Babeldaob, the Seal ate another DC from my ASW TF. This was the second hit in 2 days for the Seal. This should send her home.

5 Fleet

First thing this turn, another Allied invasion force dropped off the 56 and 58 Separate infantry regiments at Adak. This is in addition to the highly disabled 41 Division and 151 combat engineer regiment. The Allied TF remained in the hex. The 4 Fubukis will steam into Adak tomorrow for a lightning raid on the invasion force. They already dropped their troops (I think) but maybe I can sink the valuable APAs with whatever is still in their holds.

Edit: I lied. It's the 58 and 153 Separate Infantry Regiments.

Three B-24s raided Adak and made it through my Oscars, but flak got one.

The 7 Base Force disruption decreased to 29. Thatís good. I think they are going to be attacked tomorrow.

Iím mildly concerned that 2 full regiments landed at Adak, but the smaller a unit is, the more brittle it is in combat. Iím hoping the 41 Division is still too beat up to attack. If the regiments attack alone, Iím confident Iíll hold them off and beat them up. I suspect weíll see how it all turns out tomorrow.

The US carrier TF (Hornet and the damaged Lexington) was spotted 2 hexes south of Dutch Harbor heading east. If they really are heading east, theyíll run over a sub tomorrow that (I hope) gets a shot (or 6) at the Lexington. Also, if that is the case and heís withdrawing them, KB2 and MKB2 will have free reign up there cleaning up every Allied ship in sight. Between the two of them, they have 108 Zeros, 36 Vals and 42 Kates, along with a chutai of Judys based at Amchitka.

Finally, I moved a 27 plane sentai of Sallies into the area. I didnít want to base them at Adak in case his BBs show up to bombard the place again. I split the sentai into 3x 9 plane chutai and put 2 at Amchitka and the third at Attu. Attuís airfield is currently at 1.95 so they probably wonít fly for a couple of days. At Amchitka, I set one chutai for naval attack with a secondary mission of ground attack to hit the troops at Adak. The second chutai is set purely for ground attack at Adak. The chutai at Attu is set at ground attack and will fly as soon as the airfield reaches level 2. I doubt the naval attack chutai even flies that mission because they arenít trained for it at all, but you never know when they get lucky with a 250kg egg.

4 Fleet

Nothing to report.

SE Fleet

Today, 5 partial Allied fighter squadrons (23 planes total) swept Gasmata in 3 separate sweeps against a total of 36 Japanese fighters. Losses were 9 Allied to 4 Japanese fighters.

His bombers rested again. Shortlandís airfield is still closed at 0-36-60 damage.

I pulled out an Oscar Ic sentai (yeah, Iím still using that model) to Truk to be upgraded to the Tojo IIc. Today, there are 38 Tojos in the pool. Iíll have at least 46 in the pool in 2 days so at that time Iíll be able to upgrade the sentai to its full strength of 42 planes plus 4 spares. Theyíll be in action within a week. Canít wait!

SRA

Nothing to report.

Burma

No Allied fighters contested me over Akyab. Iíll sweep a couple more days and if he refuses to come up and fight, Iíll send my bombers in once again.

My army finally vacated the road hex between Akyab and Coxís Bazaar. There are troops in the road hex just NE of Coxís Bazaar. I see they are moving to reinforce the hex I just evacuated. I have a division right next to that hex. If they totally vacate that hex, Iíll move my division into that road hex cutting Coxís Bazaar and Akyab off from ground supply. Anything to slow him down.

China

My 13 Army (not 3 Army as I have been saying for a while) will attack the base to the north of Chungking in a couple of days. There is only 1 (probably full strength) corps in that base. I foresee taking that base pretty quickly.

My army at Kweiyang is heading NW to take the base to the west of Chungking. Thereís a single unit in its path that Iíll beat up and push north as I go.

The Great Yellow Horde is back in Chungking. I suspect theyíll stay there, but if they move out to counterattack one of those bases, Iíll maneuver to surround them. If that happens, Chungking is doomed. His best play would be to let them sit there. Weíll see what happens.

Other Stuff

Reinforcement: TK Ayayuki Maru Ė Type-1 TM Ė 8150 capacity

Ryuho, Taiyo, Unyo, Chuyo, Myoko, Haguro, Nachi and Jintsu all entered refit at Singapore today. The first three of the carriers are MKB1. I pulled the planes off these carriers to train them up a bit more. In addition. Iím going to add some air groups to them to fill out the carrier capacity. They were tooling around SW of Rangoon (hoping, unsuccessfully, to catch the Brit bombardment TF) with less than full plane capacity.

The A6M5c R&D advanced to 1/44.

Things are starting to get interesting again. This time itís happening in 4 different places: 5 Fleet, SE Fleet, Burma and China. I need to stay vigilant and keep an eye out everywhere, just to make sure heís not trying to get my attention fixed in places other than where he really wants to hit me.


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RE: Once Again into the Breech - Mike (J) vs. tc464 (A) - 9/30/2015 9:04:25 PM   
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Sub War

Just south of Unmak Island, The I-176 was caught and sunk by a US DD. This is inevitable because Iíve been rather aggressive with my subs up in the Aleutians and Ted has a lot of ASW TFs hanging out up there. With my other forces enroute, things should change in my favor soon. More below.

The I-153 was hanging out west of Perth. I made the mistake of not having her move around a little bit. Laziness on my part. Anyway, Ted sent a DD after her and she was hit by a DC. Damage wasnít too bad at 25-44(22)-9(5)-0 but sheís heading back to port and is being replaced by one of my 8k endurance RO subs (who will move around).

5 Fleet

The day started with a night encounter between 4x Fubuki class DDs and the US DD Gillespie and AM Sheldrake at Adak. The Gillespie got the first hit, a 5Ē shell into Yugiri starting a fire. Then the Gillespie took a torpedo and went down. Then my DDs shelled the AM into oblivion. My TF then left Adak heading for Attu. It turned out the Yugiri took light damage, but had a few guns destroyed. Iíd never seen that many guns destroyed by one shell hit before. I detached her to head to Etorofu for repairs. The other 3 DDs will remain a few hexes west of Adak, waiting for another opportunity. I think this attack may cause Ted to pause sending in the small TFs to clear mines for fear of being taken out by my DDs.

There were no visits by Allied bombers today. My Sallies didnít fly either. Boo! The 2 operational Judys flew against the Allied troops at Adak but didnít score. Tomorrow, I may test things and move a chutai of Sallies to Adak and see if they attack.

Surprisingly, the Allied troops didnít attack today. I expected them to attack. I guess their disruption is still pretty high. The only Japanese unit with disruption is the 7 Base Force, and it is down to 7, with 12 fatigue.

I spotted the US CV TF still moving east. It is currently 8 hexes east of Dutch Harbor. It appears that he is pulling them out. Thatís good news. Although I would have liked to have battled them with superior carrier force, I think my primary mission is to smash the Allied shipping in the area and isolate the Allied ground forces on Adak so I can destroy them.

I currently am down to 16 mines at Adak. Iím sending the minelaying TF to drop another 80 mines. I donít have an ACM there right now, although one is headed there but is a few days out. I want to use this window that I think will be free of enemy ships at Adak to drop off the mines even though I will lose some before the ACM arrives.

I am also sending in the fast transport TF with 4k supply. Adakís supply is down to 11.7k. Itís still ok, but my ground bombardment and Oscar sentai is using it pretty quickly.

I have a 15cm artillery regiment and the 90mm mortar regiment heading to a rendezvous point around Amchitka with another artillery regiment around Etorofu. The last artillery regiment and the 2x infantry divisions are loading, so theyíre still a ways out. There is a lot of supply with these units, so when they land at Adak, the supply levels should rise quite a bit.

MKB2 (54 Zero, 24 Kates) is coming from the west and is 2 days out. KB2 (54 Zero, 36 Val, 18 Kate) is coming from the SW and is 4 days out. The Combined Fleet (4 BB, 2 CL) is coming from the SW and is 2.5 days out. The slow replenishment fleet (56k fuel) is further out and coming from the SW. I have AR, AKE, AS and AD support stationed at Etorofu, along with a good amount of supply and fuel.

4 Fleet

Nothing to report.

SE Fleet

Shortland was the target of Teds 2E and 4E bombers, 72 sorties. Damage is up to 0-42-75. Thatís fine. There are no planes there.

Gasmata was the recipient of 5 Allied sweeps totaling 40 sorties. Losses were 14 Allied to 3 Japanese fighters with 1 wounded pilot. The losses have to be hurting him. I know he has a lot of replacement planes (with the exception of Corsairs), but Iím sure his pilot quality is declining. Mine is constantly increasing. Every now and then, I pull out some of the 72+ experience pilots into the pool and replace them with 50-53 experience pilots.

SRA

I have an xAK at Saumlaki on a supply run and Ted keeps sending Beaufighter VIIIs to try and hit her. So far theyíve had no luck and my ship continues to drop supply. I moved a chutai of Oscar IIbs and they exacted retribution today. Not many of the Oscars fly (only 2 for some reason) but they went after the 5 Beaufighters in the first raid shooting down 1. The remaining 4 returned in the afternoon and the Oscars shot down 3 more. Banzai!

Burma

I had 2x 42 plane Tojo IIa sentai sweep the road hex between Akyab and Coxís Bazaar and they ran into most of the remaining Allied fighters in the area. My sentai came in individually. The first sentai was opposed by a mixture of Hurricanes, Martlets and P-40Ks, downing 19 (of 33) for no loss! Banzai! The second sentai arrived to find only 1x P-40K and promptly shot it down.

My army is across the river and I sent the only badly beat up division (55) back to Rangoon to be rebuilt. The other units are forming a line along the river, along with other divisions already there, to defend against the Brits/Indians. The 1 and 2 Tank Divisions are being pulled back to act as a fire brigade.

Things are looking pretty good here right now.

China

The 13 Army is only 2 miles from Kienko, the Chinese base north of Chungking. I put everyone into combat mode because theyíll be crossing a river and shock attacking tomorrow. I hope the shock attack ousts the Chinese defender. I donít know what is in the hex, other than that it is a single unit. I suspect it is a Corps.

Other Stuff

The Kaga completed her refit at Kobe. Sheíll wait around for a few more days until the Akagi completes her refit and then they will head back to Truk, to finish off the reconstitution of KB1.

A pilot escaped capture!

At Singapore, the CA Mogami, CL Naka and E Ishigaki entered refit.

I am very happy with what is happening right now. I had lost the initiative in the Aleutians but am gaining it back. I think Ted may believe it is not worth the losses heís incurring. The Lexington took a torpedo and a 500kg bomb. The Mississippi took 3 torpedoes and I believe she sank. The Idaho took a torpedo. In addition, he lost an APA and DD as well as about a dozen small craft along with about 20 land-based fighters, 35x 2E and 4x 4E bombers and about 80 carrier planes. He has a division, 2x infantry regiments and a combat engineer regiment stuck on Adak. I believe I can hold them off with my current forces and have substantial ground forces enroute to destroy them. In this AO, Iíve lost 52 carrier planes, 48 Oscars (half on the ground) and dozen other aircraft, mainly on the ground. My ship losses were a little heavier than I would have liked due to my stupidity. I lost 4x Fubukis (ouch), a sub, an AKV, 2x midget subs, 2 ACMs and a MTB, with 4 damaged subs. Other than the DDs, itís really not too bad. Since I havenít used my carriers much at all during the past year, my pilots are well trained and the pilot and plane pools are flush (for a Japanese player). Iím willing to use the fuel to send in 4x BBs too. They will hang around and pummel the ground troops prior to my assaulting them. I may hit them early and then send them to Etorofu to rearm. It all depends on the Allied naval situation. Right now, I donít think Ted knows my carriers are coming. His ships are running around looking for my subs. I suspect heís in for a surprise in a few days.

The 4 Fleet area is becoming heavily fortified and garrisoned. The outer perimeter has most of the troops with troops heading to the Marianas as I can spare them.

SE Fleet area has seen a lot of aerial fighting so far. The vast majority of his 4E bomber force (and most of the US 2E bombers too) are here, but they canít keep the sortie rate up enough to permanently close any of my airbases. I suspect his loss rate is rather high too, but mainly to op losses (for his 4E bombers). Every time they take time to rest, my bases are able to repair. I believe he is making a mistake at Gasmata. Almost daily, he sends 5-6 partial fighter squadrons to get decimated for few Japanese plane losses and fewer Japanese pilot losses. Iíll keep this up as long as heís willing to send his pilots into the meat grinder. Very soon, Iíll start to upgrade my planes here as well. I have 42x Tojo IIcs in the pool and will upgrade a sentai from the Oscar Ic tomorrow. My Georges are building now too. I have 7 and will gain them at a higher rate over time. Iíll have a daitai of them here by the end of the month, replacing a daitai of A6M2s. The new Tojos will deploy to Gasmata and the Georges will be an anti-bomber force at Rabaul. Iím hoping for good things with them.

The SRA is a concern. I donít have enough troops to cover a fraction of the islands that Ted could invade. There are just too many bases with 4+ airfield max (making a 7+ airfield potential). I have 2 daitai and 1 chutai of Nells as the main air force here. Iím hoping for early warning (I have lots of Mavis/Emily naval search) to be able to get defenses (air and naval) in position to counter an invasion. So far though, there has been no threat.

Iíve stymied the Brits in Burma since the beginning of the war. I just pulled out my main army and am preparing a defensive river line to hold him off, with reserves. My air force has air superiority over the whole front. The Tojo IIa reigns supreme here. Canít wait until I get some of the IIc models here too. Itíll be awhile before this theater gets any though. I need them more in SE Fleet AO. Right now, Iím waiting to see what he does with his troops.

Iíve done better in China than I have ever done before. I expect him to be down to 3 of the 4 bases on the Chinese plateau within a couple of days. He has 600k+ troops in Chungking, but Iím buying bombers out of Manchuoko to reinforce the China Air Force. Just today, I bought 2x 27 plane sentai and moved them to a base that will have AS in a couple days. I have a 31 and 27 plane sentai earmarked for China from Manchuoko in the near future. That will give me about 200x 2E bombers for use against Chungking. Iíll scrounge more as I get airfields with enough AS to support them.

Iím pretty happy with my situation so far. Economically, nothing is lacking and my pools are increasing nicely. Weíll see how long I can hold on.


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Well, mid-43. Really too early for the allies to turn it on. He's still converting to Hellcats ... but in a couple of months that changes, right? That's why to me, taking Adak is a big deal. It doesn't completely block a northern attack, but if he loads his troop in Pearl or Alaska by the time they arrive they will have accrued a lot of disruption. That makes it risky and expensive. Most allied players don't like that. Plus with some good search out of Adak and the Bonins, it is hard to sneak by giving you time to react.

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Hi guys. No turns for awhile because RL sucked Ted away. He's back and I got a turn last night. It was a lot of fun. Just a sec for the upload.

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Sub War

Itís interesting that some combat results never appear, mainly things with mines. Donít forget to look at the combat results after a turn. You never know what you missed! Anyway, I heard mine explosions several times. The report showed the SS Sunfish hitting mines 4 times at Adak. There were also multiple sinking sounds throughout the day. I suspect one of them was her, but there was no confirmation. The others will be discussed later.

The sad demise of the RO-103 will be chronicled later as well. She was badly damaged yesterday and was attempting to reach a friendly port.

5 Fleet

Not a lot happened here today, but it was a really good day. A chutai of Sallies finally attacked the Allied troops at Adak, disabling half a dozen squads. After that, the 2 operational Judys also attacked the troops (oops). One was lost to flak and the other operationally. They are now only on naval attack orders.

Then, 3x Dauntlesses attacked Adak. Not sure what they were after because they were all shot down. They werenít carrier based because the carriers were too far east to make it back. I suspect Ted dropped the Lexingtonís planes at Unmak and they flew the 8 hexes to Adak.

My minelayer TF dropped its eggs at Adak, which now has 88 mines. ACMs and fuel enroute.

The fast transport TF (4 Ansyu PBs) is at Adak and dropped 1600 supply, with another 2400 to be dropped tomorrow. Supply at Adak is now over 13k.

MKB2 and the Combined Fleet are now 1.5 days out and KB2 is 3 days out.

4 Fleet

Nothing to report.

SE Fleet

Lots of action down here today. It all began with several night actions.

Four Fubukis steamed to the area south of Gasmata for a lightning strike on the Allied ships trying to kill off my subs in the area. They first found 4 Allied DDs, the Bankert, Van Nes, Witte de With and Kortenaer. In a disappointing battle, both sides loosed most of their torpedoes and the only hits were 2x 5Ē shells on the Van Nes.

That battle was disappointing because my vaunted Fubukis couldnít hit the water and wasted almost all their torpedoes. Little did I knowÖ

Immediately after this battle, my four little Fubukis found another enemy DD TF, this one composed of the Laffey, Gansevoort, Sims and MacDonough. They launched their remaining torpedoes, missing with all of them, but then began pummeling the Allied ships. The battle ended with two of the Allied DDs heavily damaged and all four with heavy fires. The Uranami and Akebono each took 1 shell and the Oboro took 2 shell hits. I figured that my little DDs were pretty much out of ammo and would head for home. Nope on both counts.

During the day, they found an Allied ASW TF composed of 4 AMs and proceeded to pummel them, each taking 4-5 shell hits. Then they parted ways and my DDs got away. It turns out that their damage was minor with no major damage. Theyíll head back to Truk for repairs and to replenish. The worst damage was the Uranami with 17-2-2-0. Oboroís damage was 1-0-0-0 so the two shells that hit her must have been duds.

The Kortenaer found the RO-103 on the surface (her damage was severe) and put her down for good with just a few shell hits. Too bad.

Then, the RO-106 found the wounded MacDonough and sank her with a torpedo. She avenged the loss of her sister ship!

Four Kittyhawk IIIs swept Gasmata losing 3 in exchange for a Zero (pilot KIA).

Ted sent his bombers after Hollandia killing a C5M2 on the ground with final damage at 0-30-42. He also sent some bombers after Munda, killing an Emily on the ground. The base damage was light at 0-8-0.

My first sentai of the Ki-44-IIc became operational at Truk. Give them a few days to repair and then they will have their baptism of fire at Gasmata. Canít wait! The next sentai to upgrade (at the end of the month) will be a Tojo senti (IIa) because I have only a few spares in the pool.

I can see 3 TFs south of Gasmata, which I suspect are the 3 TFs that the Fubukis attacked. One has 4 ships and is located in the hex where the RO-103 sank. That TF has got to be 4 DDs that were attacked first. The other 2 TFs each have 1 ship. Is it possible I sank 3 DDs and 3 AMs? It might be faulty intel, but maybe not.

I have 4 more DDs that are going to sweep this area tomorrow. Hopefully, theyíll find the Allied remnants and put them under. After tomorrow, Iíll probably stop doing this for a bit. I donít want Ted to send in something heavier that may take out my DDs. I want to keep him guessing.

SRA

Nothing to report.

Burma

A sentai of Tojos swept the road between Akyab and Coxís Bazaar catching 8x P40Ks and killing 5 of them for no loss. Ted sent some unescorted bombers after my main army in the hex east of Akyab causing no damage. Tomorrow, Iím going to LRCAP the hex with 2 full strength Tojo sentai. Letís see what they do.

The monsoons near.

China

My 13 Army finally crossed the river and shock attacked Kienko (the base north of Chungking) obliterating the defending Corps there and taking the base. The 62:1 attack caused 1161(3) Japanese to 4003(250) Chinese casualties. The Chinese remnants fled to the west. My army will pursue them.

Other Stuff

Reinforcements:
43 Recon, 43 FA & 43 Engineer Regiments Ė combined with some infantry to create the 43 Division, part of the General Defense Army.
46 Tank Unit Ė combined with some infantry to create the 46 Division, part of the Western Army.
6 & 7 Guard Infantry Regiment, 1 Guards FA Regiment Ė Together with the Guards Brigade, they will form the 1 Guards Division. The Guards Brigade is currently at Rabaul. I want to form the division, but not there. I will likely move everyone to Truk and use that as the garrison there. Maybe.

The Ki-43-IIIa R&D advanced to 10/43.



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Nothing to report. My DD sweeps from yesterday and today (see below) south of Gasmata succeeded in removing/driving off the Allied ASW TFs there. In addition, my subs south of Gasmata are now randomly moving around. That, I suspect, helps too.

5 Fleet

The Fast Transport TF dropped off their remaining 2.4k supply at Adak and got away. Supply there is now up to 15.3k.

A dozen Sallies hit the US troops at Adak, followed by my ground bombardment. I have an artillery regiment and 90mm mortar regiment that are a couple days from landing at Adak. They should add nicely to the ground bombardment.

Finally, 7 Allied 2E bombers attacked my troops at Adak. My Oscars got 5 and flak got another. A lone Bolingbroke returned to tell the sad tale.

4 Fleet

Nothing to report.

SE Fleet

Ted sent a PT boat TF into Gasmata. PT 22 hit a mine and just left a wet spot on the water. The others are still sitting in the hex.

I sent 4 Kageros to sweep the area south of Gasmata. They found the four Dutch DDs that tangled with the Fubukis yesterday. The result was a little more even, but my DDs arenít in bad shape. The first encounter between them resulted in a single hit on Kortenaer. The second resulted in hits on 3 DDs on each side with Kortenaer looking bad. Hereís my ships final damage:

Onami Ė 1-0-1-0
Kiyonami Ė 18-8(5)-6(4)-0
Kagero Ė 16-6(6)-1(1)-0
Shiranuhi Ė 21-16(9)-12(1)-0

Theyíre headed back to Truk for repairs. Iíll stop the DD sweeps for a bit. I expect Ted to do something to try and counter them in the next day or so.

During the day, a couple of Kittyhawks visited Gasmata, losing 1 for a Zero (pilot WIA).

The Shokaku and Zuikaku arrived safely at Truk. KB is now composed of them along with Soryu and Ryujo. Kaga is at Kobe waiting for Akagi to finish her refit (in 2 days) and then they will sail for Truk.

MKB2 arrived to the west of Adak (near Amchitka) today. She was spotted. I wonder if he saw carriers or notÖ

Anyway, I see a 6 ship TF between Dutch Harbor and Adak. I see one of the ships as a BB. I think it is a bombardment TF. Itís the right size for it Ė 3 BB and 3 DD, which was the makeup of the last bombardment TF. It is apparently heading west. If it continues to head west, itíll run right over a sub (1 hex west of the TF). Maybe I can get lucky and put another torp into a BB. Or, maybe itíll hit a mine. Iím going to maneuver MKB2 to the south of Adak, 4 hexes away. If the TF really is a bombardment TF and does take some damage, it may be slowed down enough to be in range of my Kates. I will set Shohoís and Zuihoís Kates to carry torpedoes and little Hoshoís Kates to carry bombs. Why? The Shoho and Zuiho have 2 loads of torpedoes for their Kates while Hosho has only 1 load. Iíll still have a load for each carrier, just in case.

SRA

Nothing to report.

Burma

Nice day here today. Ted came after my main army, just to the east of Akyab, with his bombers, without escort. He sent 67x 2E sorties and they were opposed by an even dozen Tojos. My Tojos shot down 18 bombers and flak got another. Nicely done. The bombers did nothing to my army.

China

My southern army, which is heading north toward the Chinese base to the west of Chungking, caught up with and attacked a Chinese corps, beating it up badly. The 5:1 attack killed 2514(181) Chinese to 313(1) Japanese casualties. Theyíll continue to chase the remnants north.

I made a mistake chasing the beat up former garrison of Kienko. That corps fled due west into rough terrain. I chased it with my entire army. They marched 14 miles. I should have given them orders to march to Chengtu, a few hexes to the west. They would have followed the road to the SW then west bypassing the remnants. I should have chased those remnants with just the 3 Tank Division. Dumb mistake. Anyway, Iím giving the rest of the army orders to bypass the rabble and just have the 3 Tank Division chase them down.

The Great Yellow Horde is still sitting in Chungking. Iím keeping my fingers crossed that they stay there. I think they will since I have an army to the north and another to the south of Chungking. Soon, Iíll have a third army heading there from the SE.

I have had some additional AS arrive at a base with a nice airfield (canít remember the name offhand). Iíll have 2 more bomber sentai (from Manchuoko) start bombing the troops in Chungking tomorrow. That makes ~120 bombers targeting Chungking now, with more to come.

Other Stuff

The Takao, Chokai and Maya completed their refits at Singapore.

The Ki-100-II R&D advanced to 2/44. The Tony is still expected to become operational on 1 Jul 43.

A third Frank R&D factory (of 8) completed its repair.

Iím up to 484 Ha-45 engines in the pool. The R&D factories using this engine (Frank, George and Francis, with Peggy, Myrt and Grace coming later) will double R&D beginning the day after tomorrow. Exciting!

After the second DD battle, Tokyo Rose made a broadcast of a wonderful Japanese victory (wish it was true). I thought she did that only at the beginning of the month. I donít recall hearing her in mid-month before.


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The Ki-100-II R&D advanced to 2/44. The Tony is still expected to become operational on 1 Jul 43.

A third Frank R&D factory (of 8) completed its repair.

Iím up to 484 Ha-45 engines in the pool. The R&D factories using this engine (Frank, George and Francis, with Peggy, Myrt and Grace coming later) will double R&D beginning the day after tomorrow. Exciting!



Mike, great news! Now remember, there are three times or so more Army fighters than Navy. You have a huge Army expansion in fighters coming...and I mean it is huge.

Build those planes heavily and deep as you will need them all (but do keep an eye on HI and Supplies). The Frank A might make the best kamikaze short of the 800kg monsters.

What is your FB situation like? You need those guys for deep port/af protection from the longer legged Allied bombers.





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I just checked the air reinforcements and you're right, there are a lot of Army fighter units. I hadn't really noticed how many fighter units show up. I'll need to do some calculating.

FBs? I haven't done much at all with them. I have 1 sentai of Nicks that, so far, haven't done much except be targets. Early on, I decided not to pursue them much at all.


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Also, a lot of those fighter groups are 49 plane groups. You literally need 100's of fighters to fill them.

Frank 'a' is a staple. You want it and a lot of them.

Frank 'b' is a luxury, but if I am doing well, I will invest in it. Best armament for Franks and it has just a skotch more range so it actually will work as an escort for your Helens. MUCH better than Oscar and you get nothing else until the Ki-83, which is a 2E and so is more $$$ and has the 2E malus in dog fights.



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2E malus in dog fights.


What's that? I just had some Nicks tussle with some F4F4's and they shot down four for no loss.

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2E fighters have a malus against 1E in dogfights. Devs have never disclosed how big. Also mulus when max speed differential is greater than 70.

Gary's fundamental engine still has a lot of random and of course pilot exp and skill matter a lot along with armament differential and everything else. Doesn't mean the malus isn't there.

Set up a sandbox. Create an IJ 2E F4F .vs. F4F straight up (same leader, same pilot exp, etc.) test them both each way (sweep vs CAP) one side and then the other. When I did it with a 10 run sample size, very clearly a malus (or bonus if you are on the other side) shows up. YMMV. Ditto for the 70 max speed differential. It was clearly there. Both make a lot of sense from historical perspective and given Ian was in charge of the air team and given who and what he is, no surprise both got added to the air combat model.

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I think you need the Nicks to augment your fighters. There is a lot of industry in China, deep shipyards that you need to protect from his long legged bombers. Yeah, the Nick isn't that great, but will hamper bombing runs. Heck, even Rufes and Rex can do ok, but the point is to have something that either forces the Allies to go to night bombing or just not attack at all. You don't want to be giving the Allies freebies and you want to keep damaging his bombers. Nothing worse than a milk run...

Nicks will help slow the aerial bombardment game down without costing you precious fighter squadrons. Preserving your industry,ships,supplies in the long run.

BTW, this is a really great role for the Ki100. Plenty of speed to catch bombers, twin cl cannons, probably your best bomber killer unless you get the the Ki84b. But it is hard to have enough squadrons to rely solely upon fighters.

YMMV.

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Lowpe, I don't disagree with you at all. I was concerned about screwing up the economy and made a hard decision. It turns out I can afford to invest in a FB. Any recommendations? I'm still using the Nick a, although I have the Nick b & c available too. I'm not doing any R&D on any FBs at all.

One of our few house rules is no strategic bombing in China for either side. We figured it would have screwed up that place even more. That's a safe haven for my industry.

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At this point of the game, Mike, that is an engine question. Pick A or C depending upon your engine production and pools for their particular model.

If both engines are equal...flip a coin. A model has a slight advantage in speed and more accurate guns.

Skip the B.


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Well, that makes it easy. I no longer produce the Ha-31, so the a model it is. That shouldn't be a problem because the Ha-35 decreases in need with time, at least for me.

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No Nick D, eh? Brave man.

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Well, that makes it easy. I no longer produce the Ha-31, so the a model it is. That shouldn't be a problem because the Ha-35 decreases in need with time, at least for me.


The 'a' it the best model to produce in numbers. The 'c' is good for killing bombers.


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No Nick D, eh? Brave man.


If this is the case, rectify it...

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The Nick d is a night fighter. I opted for the Dinah as my IJA night fighter. Better accuracy.

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