January 25th, 1941
My two SCTFs finally decided to fight. I have zeroes set to naval attack as well. Thanks for the advice.
Day Time Surface Combat, near Tarakan at 67,91, Range 15,000 Yards
HDML P 1, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
HDML P 2, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
HDML P 3, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
Day Time Surface Combat, near Makassar at 65,106, Range 20,000 Yards
TM-4, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
TM-7, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
TM-8, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
TM-9, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
Singapore is ripe fall. It's so tempting to take one more pop at it, but all my troops are at 80 disruption. So I'll continue the ground bombardments and artillery for a day or two.
Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 76551 troops, 824 guns, 400 vehicles, Assault Value = 2068
Defending force 43200 troops, 437 guns, 285 vehicles, Assault Value = 528
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0
Japanese adjusted assault: 958
Allied adjusted defense: 1013
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Japanese ground losses:
1240 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 130 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 39 (8 destroyed, 31 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
2288 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 91 disabled
Non Combat: 95 destroyed, 136 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 47 (10 destroyed, 37 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (8 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Units destroyed 4
I'm getting popped by Georges subs in the SRE. Trying to do too much at once, so I've stopped everything in Timor area and will do less with more heavily escorted convoys.
AVG got the jump on a Nate squadron over Changsha. I've been bombing the airfield and I guess he didn't like that. The nates took it pretty bad. Not surprised as it's a very crummy airplane. I'm transferring all my Oscars Squadrons (which aren't doing anything right now), up to China (3 of them). I'll try to overwhelm them in numbers and then continue taking out Changsha airfield.
The 11th Army is currently next to Changsha moving Southwest. The 1st Army is moving next to Changsha from Hankow. The 12th Army is in transit and the 13th Army is currently moving into position from the south. The Northern Army and Mongol Division is currently defending the north (Nanyang, Loyang, Chengchow). I'm building forts there. Its 5 divisions plus a few brigades in the north. Should be more than enough to defend the area. Plus, in the next couple of months, lots of japanese reinforcements start showing up in China. I welcome a Chinese attack in the north. Once out of their rough terrain, they make easy pickings for my airpower.