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1942 June 29 - 7/2/2012 7:53:04 PM   
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1942 June 29

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Yamato worked the buffet, but served up little.
quote:


Night Naval bombardment of Cox's Bazar at 54,43

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato
CL Oi
CL Kitakami
DD Mikazuki
DD Yugiri
DD Asagiri
DD Shirayuki
DD Shirakumo
DD Ariake
DD Nenohi
DD Michishio
DD Asashio


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


BB Yamato firing at 7th Australian Division
CL Oi firing at 7th Australian Division
CL Kitakami firing at 2/11th Field Regiment
DD Mikazuki firing at 7th Australian Division
DD Yugiri firing at 7th Australian Division
DD Asagiri firing at 7th Australian Division
DD Shirayuki firing at 7th Australian Division
DD Shirakumo firing at 7th Australian Division
DD Ariake firing at 7th Australian Division
DD Nenohi firing at 7th Australian Division
DD Michishio firing at 2/1st Med Regiment
DD Asashio firing at 7th Australian Division

The Empire is sending units to either reinforce Cox's Bazar or try the end-run again. Hopefully we evict the buggers before either.

Here is a look at the main Intel screen. (Having trouble getting the file to upload, will keep trying.)





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1942 June 30 - 7/3/2012 5:50:59 AM   
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1942 June 30

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Sepandjang

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


USN SS Dolphin made two attacks on AMC Akagi Maru at Efate today, and made the second one count with a hit scoring heavy damage. IJN cruisers bombarded our liberators at Cox's Bazar twice today, but for little effect. We're pulling out of northern Burma altogether. Except for the trapped 45th Indian Brigade.





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1942 July 01 - 7/3/2012 5:59:03 PM   
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1942 July 01

The Empire captured:
Sepandjang

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


A busy day in Asia! It began in the wee hours as a different IJN cruiser group paid a rather discourteous visit to Chittagong.
quote:


Night Naval bombardment of Chittagong at 55,41

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 35 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 13 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed on ground
Hurricane IIb Trop: 71 damaged
Hurricane IIb Trop: 2 destroyed on ground
Lysander II: 4 damaged
Lysander II: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Mikuma
CL Tama
CL Kuma
CL Abukuma


Allied ground losses:
352 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled


Airbase hits 22
Airbase supply hits 12
Runway hits 94

E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Kako
CA Kako firing at Americal Infantry Division
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Furutaka
CA Furutaka firing at 27th Infantry Division
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Mikuma
CA Mikuma firing at Chittagong
CL Tama firing at Chittagong
CL Kuma firing at Chittagong
CL Abukuma firing at Americal Infantry Division

Only 9 aircraft were destroyed. Disruption is high among base personnel. The infantry and armor is fine (single digits). The base itself is at PD:0%, ASD:33%, ARD:47%, so CAP will still operate. Many planes are damaged, but plenty are available for CAP. Those 6" guns in the fortress did not fire at all it seems; at least they didn't hit a darn thing. I'll have to look for more to bring in. There was no corresponding air assault.

So, was this done to hit our strong fighter concentration, or as a prelude to an invasion that we sort of hoped would hit Chittagong? The Intel gained during the bombardment would probably cancel any landing plans for that locale.

The Imperials have arrived in force at Myitkyina, and there will be a major beating of the Allies tomorrow or the day after.
quote:


Ground combat at Myitkyina (64,42)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 11040 troops, 66 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 1535

Defending force 30397 troops, 219 guns, 277 vehicles, Assault Value = 668

Japanese adjusted assault: 65

Allied adjusted defense: 712

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 10 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
1868 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 208 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 36 (8 destroyed, 28 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
412 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment
14th Division
56th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
11th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
Tanaka
16th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
1st Gloucestershire Battalion
63rd Indian Brigade
Upper Burma BAF Battalion
7th Armoured Brigade
2nd Burma Brigade
Mandalay BMP Battalion
9th Burma Rifles Battalion
BFF Brigade
RM Viper Force
13th Indian Brigade
1st Burma Brigade
2nd King Own YLI Battalion
10th Burma Rifles Battalion
Railway BAF Battalion
48th Gurkha Brigade
Burma Corps
27th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Burma Auxiliary AA Regiment
46th Indian Brigade
101st RAF Base Force
100th RAF Base Force
103rd RN Base Force
221 Group RAF
308th Base Group
106th RAF Base Force
224 Group Base Force

With little warning - poor scouting again in China - the Empire's hordes crossed the river into stoutly defended Changteh.
quote:


Ground combat at Changteh (81,50)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 38668 troops, 286 guns, 195 vehicles, Assault Value = 1276

Defending force 38085 troops, 118 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 964

Japanese adjusted assault: 492

Allied adjusted defense: 1607

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
7791 casualties reported
Squads: 88 destroyed, 380 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 66 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 48 disabled
Guns lost 32 (2 destroyed, 30 disabled)
Vehicles lost 31 (3 destroyed, 28 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
878 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 119 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 65 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled


Assaulting units:
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Tank Regiment
13th/A Division
15th Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th/A Division
17th/B Division
15th Tank Regiment
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th/C Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
94th Chinese Corps
14th Construction Regiment
58th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
10th Construction Regiment
32nd Group Army
6th War Area
20th Group Army
11th Chinese Base Force

There are still about 4 IJA units crossing the river 46mi to the west. Over near Liuchow, it looks as if the DAW is changing tactics. The IJA troop and unit counts are down in Liuchow, and up sharply to the NW. Below Hengyang, another infiltration is taking place and this time in much greater force. 2 units have arrived and 2 more are on their way. We are running out of fingers to plug holes in the dike.





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1942 July 02 - 7/4/2012 12:55:17 AM   
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1942 July 02

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Kangean

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Lots of action in Asia, some of it bad and some of it good. First off, In China our two units SW of Hengyang (which were awaiting reinforcements to arrive tomorrow) were the object of heavy air attacks and were then booted out by strong infiltrators (two full IJA divisions).
quote:


Ground combat at 80,54 (near Hengyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26673 troops, 208 guns, 28 vehicles, Assault Value = 847

Defending force 15918 troops, 81 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 493

Japanese adjusted assault: 790

Allied adjusted defense: 144

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
853 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 78 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled


Allied ground losses:
6318 casualties reported
Squads: 164 destroyed, 142 disabled
Non Combat: 155 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 21 (9 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
39th Division
110th Division

Defending units:
12th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps

This changes the balance there dramatically and the Chinese units farther to the south must now make a fighting withdrawal. To the west of Changteh those four IJA units finally made their river crossing and suffered probably a brigade actually destroyed.
quote:


Ground combat at 80,50 (near Changteh)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 29887 troops, 197 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 922

Defending force 24691 troops, 76 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 729

Japanese adjusted assault: 659

Allied adjusted defense: 1180

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
4759 casualties reported
Squads: 181 destroyed, 65 disabled
Non Combat: 151 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 13 (11 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
1172 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 133 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


Assaulting units:
58th Infantry Brigade
61st Infantry Brigade
51st Infantry Brigade
27th Division

Defending units:
57th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
26th Group Army

Over in Burma the anticipated bloodbath at Myitkyina happened differently than probably both of us expected.
quote:


Ground combat at Myitkyina (64,42)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 37335 troops, 292 guns, 90 vehicles, Assault Value = 1745

Defending force 30015 troops, 217 guns, 277 vehicles, Assault Value = 621

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 369

Allied adjusted defense: 877

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
3507 casualties reported
Squads: 47 destroyed, 379 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 19 (5 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
781 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 51 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 13 (2 destroyed, 11 disabled)


Assaulting units:
14th Division
56th Infantry Regiment
Tanaka
1st Tank Regiment
33rd Division
47th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
11th Infantry Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
10th Burma Rifles Battalion
63rd Indian Brigade
2nd Burma Brigade
2nd King Own YLI Battalion
Railway BAF Battalion
13th Indian Brigade
BFF Brigade
1st Burma Brigade
Upper Burma BAF Battalion
Mandalay BMP Battalion
7th Armoured Brigade
9th Burma Rifles Battalion
1st Gloucestershire Battalion
RM Viper Force
48th Gurkha Brigade
106th RAF Base Force
46th Indian Brigade
101st RAF Base Force
Burma Corps
308th Base Group
100th RAF Base Force
1st Burma Auxiliary AA Regiment
27th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
103rd RN Base Force
221 Group RAF
224 Group Base Force

Hopefully this tenuous victory will allow more Allied troops to escape the meat grinder. Just across the border in India the 70th British has arrived at Cox's Bazar. All units are ready and will attack tomorrow after an all out air assault. No IJN bombardment units are seen on search and hopefully there are none within range.

In Australia, our own attempts to out flank and trap the IJA force at Tennant Creek has been (briefly) thwarted by the discovery of an unidentified Imperial unit on the road 92mi east of Tennant Creek. Our recce unit stopped short when confronted and will await a stronger unit coming in from across the plain. Air recon and tactical bombers will also have a look at the enemy. More on Australia tomorrow.

Here is a look at that impending battle at Cox's Bazar.





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1942 July 03 - 7/4/2012 6:40:43 PM   
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1942 July 03

The Empire captured:
Kangean

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


A success in China, although it might be fleeting with the increasing success of DAW diabolical infiltration program.
quote:


Ground combat at 81,53 (near Changsha)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 74174 troops, 315 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2496

Defending force 15557 troops, 118 guns, 75 vehicles, Assault Value = 515

Allied adjusted assault: 1704

Japanese adjusted defense: 625

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
5595 casualties reported
Squads: 67 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 116 destroyed, 82 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 29 (10 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 81 (38 destroyed, 43 disabled)
Units retreated 5


Allied ground losses:
2922 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 224 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
88th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
10th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/B Corps
100th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese/B Corps

Defending units:
12th Tank Regiment
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
Ankei SNLF
3rd/C Division
116th/B Division

The damage done to the retreated Imperial forces was less than hoped. At Cox's Bazar, the attack went well. Follow-through will have to wait as an IJN battleship group has been seen approaching the scene, although it might be heading for another shot at Chittagong's tempting airfield. Chittagong stands at PD:0%, ASD:33%, ARD:4%. Notably there was no air support for today's attack At Cox's Bazar as extreme overcast blanketed the target areas.
quote:


Ground combat at Cox's Bazar (54,43)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 37016 troops, 568 guns, 727 vehicles, Assault Value = 1020

Defending force 8711 troops, 69 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 262

Allied adjusted assault: 830

Japanese adjusted defense: 517

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1243 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 77 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 10 disabled


Allied ground losses:
264 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Vehicles lost 17 (3 destroyed, 14 disabled)


Assaulting units:
43rd Cavalry Regiment
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
7th Australian Division
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
70th British Division
2/2 AIF Pioneer Battalion
2/11th Field Regiment
2/1st Med Regiment
III Indian Corps
2/9th Field Regiment
2/1 AIF Pioneer Battalion
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
21st/A Division
21st/C Division
36th Const Co
37th Const Co

In Australia the worm has turned. Imperial troops, barred from the local watering holes for their haughty behavior, are leaving in a huff. Allied forces in place shall make an attack on them tomorrow. The unit to the east, blocking the road to Cloncurry, has been identified and stung.
quote:


Morning Air attack on 7th Tank Regiment, at 78,137 , near Tennant Creek

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12
A-29 Hudson x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 24 (1 destroyed, 23 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x A-29 Hudson bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

IJA 7th Tank Regiment, in the highlighted hex below, is scouted as having 68 armored vehicles. It will be hard to catch for stronger forces, but our recon unit next door will rush in while the 7th's movement is hampered by air attacks. If weakened enough, it might be vulnerable to even such a small unit.





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RE: 1942 July 03 - 7/4/2012 6:44:41 PM   
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Almost there! One more day and you'll be able to celebrate the 4th in your game!

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RE: 1942 July 03 - 7/4/2012 6:50:20 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Gary Childress

Almost there! One more day and you'll be able to celebrate the 4th in your game!

I just sent it off with "The 4th on the 4th!"

My AAR date is based on the turn resolution just done (to harmonize with the combat report dates). We started roughly around December 7th, so we're on track for a turn a day even with the inevitable gaps here and there.

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1942 July 04 - 7/5/2012 6:25:52 PM   
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1942 July 04

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


It was Chittagong.
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Night Naval bombardment of Chittagong at 55,41 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 10 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed on ground
Hurricane IIb Trop: 27 damaged
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed on ground
Lysander II: 11 damaged
Lysander II: 1 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 16 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 2 destroyed on ground

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Mutsu
CA Ashigara
CA Haguro
CA Maya
DD Shinonome
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki


Allied ground losses:
636 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 52

BB Ise firing at Americal Infantry Division
BB Yamashiro firing at Chittagong
BB Mutsu firing at Americal Infantry Division
CA Ashigara firing at Americal Infantry Division
CA Haguro firing at Chittagong Fortress
Chittagong Fortress firing at CA Haguro
CA Maya firing at 27th Infantry Division
DD Shinonome firing at Chittagong
DD Hibiki firing at Americal Infantry Division
DD Akatsuki firing at Americal Infantry Division

The base stands at PD:0%, ASD:56%, ARD:52%. Again big disruption for base personnel but the combat troops took it well. Morale among the pilots is quite bad. There are no further bombardment forces seen, so a ground attack will go tomorrow.

Meanwhile, half a world away (I'm on a roll, just go with it), the Allied attack to rid Tennant Creek of infestation went swimmingly.
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Ground combat at Tennant Creek (76,137)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15615 troops, 189 guns, 204 vehicles, Assault Value = 487

Defending force 8055 troops, 68 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 194

Allied adjusted assault: 303

Japanese adjusted defense: 77

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2390 casualties reported
Squads: 104 destroyed, 50 disabled
Non Combat: 58 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 31 (7 destroyed, 24 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Allied ground losses:
155 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2/7 Commando Battalion
192nd Tank Battalion
3rd Army Tank Brigade
2/6th Armoured Regiment
19th Australian Battalion
2/2nd Ind Coy
2/5th Armoured Regiment
27th Australian Brigade
Katherine RAAF Base Force
Tennant Creek RAAF Base Force
808th Aviation Engineer Battalion
2nd KNIL AA Battalion
NW Australia Base Force
Northern Territory
11th RAAF Supt Wing

Defending units:
36th Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment

The forces of light will pursue, but not too far lest they become too exposed to Imperial air power.

Over in China the Empire conducted bombardment recon of our compromised positions below HengYang.
quote:


Ground combat at 79,55 (near Kukong)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1878 troops, 138 guns, 59 vehicles, Assault Value = 634

Defending force 18851 troops, 128 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 692


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


Assaulting units:
22nd/A Division
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
15th/A Division
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
12th Army
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
63rd Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at 80,54 (near Hengyang)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13110 troops, 104 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 794

Defending force 37401 troops, 198 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1001


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


Assaulting units:
39th Division
110th Division

Defending units:
25th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
7th War Area
10th Group Army
12th Group Army

DAW has 2 more units at his immediate disposal to send into GR80,54 (they are in the forest to the SE). Combined with air power they likely will tip the scales. Over at GR81,53 we have ordered a recon bombardment for tomorrow. Quite recently we evicted infiltrators from that spot, and just in the nick of time. Perhaps we can do it again, but surely would have failed had the entire Imperial host been on the scene.

The graphic below shows the situation in the critical part of China.





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1942 July 05 - 7/5/2012 9:18:54 PM   
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1942 July 05

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


While air attacks were felt over a large part of China as usual, there was a greater concentration on our positions south of Hengyang. Several locations in China saw bombardments, most likely as recon (including ours).
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Ground combat at 80,50 (near Changteh)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 19851 troops, 142 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 772

Defending force 27262 troops, 80 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 790


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


Assaulting units:
61st Infantry Brigade
51st Infantry Brigade
27th Division

Defending units:
57th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps
26th Group Army


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Ground combat at Changteh (81,50)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 210 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 794

Defending force 36828 troops, 117 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 873


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


Assaulting units:
17th/A Division
15th Tank Regiment
13th/A Division
15th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Tank Regiment
17th/B Division
13th/C Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
58th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
10th Construction Regiment
20th Group Army
6th War Area
32nd Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
11th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 80,54 (near Hengyang)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13154 troops, 104 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 799

Defending force 36454 troops, 197 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 960

Japanese ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
39th Division
110th Division

Defending units:
14th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
7th War Area
10th Group Army
12th Group Army


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Ground combat at 81,53 (near Changsha)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3017 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2230

Defending force 26860 troops, 152 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 835


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


Assaulting units:
56th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
74th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/B Corps
100th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese/B Corps

Defending units:
55th Infantry Brigade
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
53rd Infantry Brigade

We will attack tomorrow at GR81,53, although the outcome is far from certain. The Empire attacked our southernmost troops below Hengyang and did some damage.
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Ground combat at 79,55 (near Kukong)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21855 troops, 272 guns, 87 vehicles, Assault Value = 633

Defending force 18649 troops, 127 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 678

Japanese adjusted assault: 401

Allied adjusted defense: 393

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
831 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 90 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1108 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 103 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 19 (1 destroyed, 18 disabled)


Assaulting units:
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
22nd/A Division
15th/A Division
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
12th Army
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

They are all at 45 miles traveled and will exit the hex tomorrow.

Over in India our boys nearly swept the vermin our of Cox's Bazar.
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Ground combat at Cox's Bazar (54,43)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 36932 troops, 568 guns, 725 vehicles, Assault Value = 1004

Defending force 7837 troops, 69 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 192

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 472

Japanese adjusted defense: 201

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1052 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 84 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 10 (4 destroyed, 6 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
207 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled


Assaulting units:
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
43rd Cavalry Regiment
7th Australian Division
70th British Division
III Indian Corps
2/9th Field Regiment
2/1 AIF Pioneer Battalion
2/2 AIF Pioneer Battalion
2/11th Field Regiment
2/1st Med Regiment
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
21st/A Division
21st/C Division
36th Const Co
37th Const Co

No bombardment TFs seen so another attack will follow tomorrow. The Imperials have been on the move so hopefully they will still be around to be defeated and retreated for maximum damage.

Between the battles over central Australia and those over India the day was harder than usual on our fliers. We still are maintaining an edge in the air war.





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RE: 1942 July 05 - 7/6/2012 1:04:30 AM   
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Wow, for July 1942, this is just about the bloodiest ground war I have seen in awhile.  Many Japanese mothers cry themselves to sleep these nights, as the IJA throws men into the roaring fires of the cauldron of war. 

Have you noticed any faltering in his IJA units?  Are these casualties having any adverse effect that you can discern?

Nice job of turning the tide in central Oz.  Soon enough your going to start pushing back in a big way there.  I would not tarry long and allow a fortification of Daly Waters.  Perhaps you can purse a bit and damage the retreating units even further.

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RE: 1942 July 05 - 7/6/2012 2:58:01 AM   
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I'm having a major supply problem at Tennant Creek, so I fear my follow up toward Daly Waters will be weak. I can't even supply fighters flying out of Tennant Creek. With the level of combat forces I had to deploy to hold the place there hasn't even been enough supply for the engineers to build! Catch-22: I need to build the base to draw in more supplies, and I have too few supplies to build the base.

Yeah, some of the units in Australia that took a beating are heading back toward Darwin, et al. Mostly small recon units, but now those two infantry regiments too. It would be nice to deal them a blow if I can catch them. At Cox's Bazar in India one regiment got thrown back with losses, and two more (hopefully) will join them this current turn when the place is liberated. In China there has been much blood on both sides and several IJA units have been effectively smashed and been seen moving rearward (I'm sure they'll be back but it's good to get a breather). In Burma the early campaign was much in favor of the Allies with some hurt put on the IJA and their minions, but of late the Allies have taken a fearsome beating that has at least brought things even there.

Here is the Intel screen (bonus graphic!). I'm just glad to have better than a 1 to 10 ratio in LCU points.




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1942 July 06 - 7/6/2012 11:37:35 PM   
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1942 July 06

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Chittagong was hit again.
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Night Naval bombardment of Chittagong at 55,41 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 8 damaged
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
CA Ashigara
CA Maya
DD Shinonome
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki


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


Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 16

BB Ise firing at Chittagong
BB Yamashiro firing at Chittagong Fortress
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Mutsu
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for CA Ashigara
CA Ashigara firing at 27th Infantry Division
CA Maya firing at Chittagong Fortress
DD Shinonome firing at 27th Infantry Division
DD Hibiki firing at Chittagong Fortress
Chittagong Fortress firing at DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki firing at 27th Infantry Division

The base stands at PD:0%, ASD:59%, ARD:28%. Base personnel are quite rattled. Down the road at Cox's Bazar the Allies finally prevailed.
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Ground combat at Cox's Bazar (54,43)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 36802 troops, 568 guns, 725 vehicles, Assault Value = 989

Defending force 6877 troops, 66 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 109

Allied adjusted assault: 634

Japanese adjusted defense: 43

Allied assault odds: 14 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Cox's Bazar !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
3629 casualties reported
Squads: 95 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 80 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 22 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 33 (32 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 2


Allied ground losses:
207 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
7th Australian Division
43rd Cavalry Regiment
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
70th British Division
III Indian Corps
2/9th Field Regiment
2/1 AIF Pioneer Battalion
2/11th Field Regiment
2/2 AIF Pioneer Battalion
2/1st Med Regiment
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
21st/A Division
21st/C Division
36th Const Co
37th Const Co

Looks like a good tally with the two regiments in need of major rebuilding time.

Over in China the perilous situation continues, made worse by an error. I failed to realize that the hex side below Hengyang is closed to the Allies in need of crossing it until a unit moves up from Hengyang to open it. Those now desperate units will lose at least two turns of movement until that happens. They were attacked mercilessly from the air and then subjected to a ground attack. The saving grace was the arrival of the remaining troops from the south. But now, they are all in tough shape.
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Ground combat at 80,54 (near Hengyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26281 troops, 210 guns, 28 vehicles, Assault Value = 798

Defending force 53035 troops, 323 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1506

Japanese adjusted assault: 502

Allied adjusted defense: 298

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2481 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 217 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1762 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 167 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled


Assaulting units:
39th Division
110th Division

Defending units:
49th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
10th Group Army
7th War Area
12th Group Army

Our attack near Changsha went well but not quite as well as we wanted.
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Ground combat at 81,53 (near Changsha)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 75646 troops, 327 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2236

Defending force 26860 troops, 152 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 835

Allied adjusted assault: 1030

Japanese adjusted defense: 646

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
3454 casualties reported
Squads: 55 destroyed, 187 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 18 disabled
Guns lost 57 (1 destroyed, 56 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
3174 casualties reported
Squads: 118 destroyed, 263 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 24 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)


Assaulting units:
4th Chinese/B Corps
10th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
88th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese/B Corps

Defending units:
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
55th Infantry Brigade
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
53rd Infantry Brigade


Here is the Intel screen for today so you can look at the differences form one turn ago.





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RE: 1942 July 06 - 7/7/2012 1:17:44 AM   
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Just bloody warfare.  The air losses are not outrageous, but they seem a bit above norm for both.  Sea losses about norm to modestly above for both.  Land losses just plain HIGH for IJ.  Are you still holding the Philipines?  Your land losses seem a bit low actually.  I think (I don't play them, so I don't know) probably replace infantry losses fairly well and with a human run economy, it should not be a problem to produce all the tank/artillery replecements they need, but I am still impressed with the casulaties you have inflicted.  In my previous games, I have not seen IJ land losses that high.

But, he is gaining a great deal of territory for the blood.  You'll have to check his advance soon, I'd think.

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RE: 1942 July 06 - 7/7/2012 5:23:39 AM   
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No, the Philippines and all the routine expansion areas for the Empire are long gone. Post 326 on the previous page has an over map. I'll post an updated one with the next turn or two. The only place that I'm concerned about at this time is China. He felt that he couldn't get anywhere in China, but with patience he has.

Shortly I'll have 8 x B-17 groups in India (4 there now plus 4 more), and with the 2 USA and 2 Australian divisions will be pushing down the coast of Burma. I'm hoping that will relieve some pressure in China by causing some units to be diverted.

In the Pacific I have a feeling that many of the forward areas he conquered are basically empty. I'm setting up for recon and quick operations. I do believe that he poured a lot of units into China and that might be leaving him short of troops. That would explain why the dike is springing so many silly leaks there.

I didn't know that our air losses might be considered high. I thought they might be low because I've been trying to preserve useful forces long enough to train them and make them count for something.

Within two weeks the three Yorktown CVs will be in Hawaiian waters with the Lexington CVs a week behind. Wasp is already there training up her air groups. I won't know until the game is over and Walter is going through this AAR, but I think I got all five of those carriers to the West Coast undetected for upgrades.

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RE: 1942 July 06 - 7/7/2012 1:19:29 PM   
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Hummmm, I think you are right about the air losses.  My current game is exactly 2 months behind yours (May 6), and the IJ are playing much more conservatively.  Our respective loses are lower.  Right now, the Allies have lost 1120 and IJ a remarkable 980 by comparison.

Keep up the good work.  I really enjoy the AAR. 

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RE: 1942 July 06 - 7/7/2012 5:26:53 PM   
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Whoa! Then our air losses are almost twice yours with only two additional months. I wonder how that compares to most PBMs?

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RE: 1942 July 06 - 7/7/2012 10:05:12 PM   
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Oh I am very certain that our experience is much below average in air losses.  My opponent is not an aggressive IJ player.  Palembang (not using the fortress, just a speedbump of Singapore evacuee), held out until 4/30, Clark Field is still mine, Rangoon is not only mine but also growing. I just retook Moulmein and am on the offensive in Burma.  Java is occupied only on its extreme eastern end.  China is doing okay and currently a stalemate.  We are fighting over New Caldonia, but I am well supplied and well dug in at both ends.  The latter may be the "tipping point" engagement in which he either wins the war by sinking my CVs or I kill of the units he has landed and switch over to the strategic offensive.

I believe he has a distinct strategy in all this though.  Based on his comments, it would appear he hopes to expand to roughly the historical boundary and then go over to the defensive while maintaining as much of his air force as possible.  I think he feels he is a better defensive player and hopes to wreck me when I have to come at his well manned defenses.

But the result has been unusually lower air losses.  No CVs have been lost, although the Brit CVs have been unusually busy.  They have sunk the Fuso (last turn), hit the Hyruga, finished off Haruna after a surface fight and battered some CAs.  We have had an unusually high number of surface battles, including several involving BB V BB.  Land losses Allies 4400 v IJA 840.

Just a different style of play than the usual highly aggressive Japanese attacks of those early months.

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1942 July 07 - 7/10/2012 2:06:55 AM   
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1942 July 07

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The air attacks in China are now massively concentrated on our endangered forces south of Hengyang. A relief unit opening an escape route (flipping a hex side to Hengyang) should complete its mission tomorrow. DAW appears to be waiting for the powerful pursuing army to catch up and deal our forces a death blow. Meanwhile, near Changsha our boys got some licks in.
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Ground combat at 81,53 (near Changsha)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 69966 troops, 315 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1884

Defending force 23769 troops, 152 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 555

Allied adjusted assault: 929

Japanese adjusted defense: 766

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker: supply(-)

Japanese ground losses:
3778 casualties reported
Squads: 198 destroyed, 87 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 39 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 35 (28 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1635 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 166 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled


Assaulting units:
56th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
79th Chinese/B Corps
4th Chinese/B Corps

Defending units:
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
55th Infantry Brigade
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
53rd Infantry Brigade

Even though 1 to 1, many IJA squads were destroyed! They will attack again tomorrow, although supplies are short for some units. If Imperial air power intervenes that will route our forces, but might give the units south of Hengyang a fighting chance to withdraw without utter destruction. Here is yet another look at the Intel screen.





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1942 July 08 - 7/10/2012 7:26:48 PM   
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1942 July 08

The Empire captured:
Myitkyina

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Two Dutch subs scored on a poorly protected troop convoy heading toward Burma. Through diplomatic channels it was learned that the destroyers on escort possessed no anti-submarine weapons. Troop losses were light but perhaps the ships will sink before making port.

The Empire attacked to the west of Changteh. Our reduced force there was still plenty.
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Ground combat at 80,50 (near Changteh)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26174 troops, 179 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 786

Defending force 24003 troops, 76 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 636

Japanese adjusted assault: 461

Allied adjusted defense: 1687

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
1860 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 217 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


Allied ground losses:
408 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
61st Infantry Brigade
51st Infantry Brigade
27th Division

Defending units:
57th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
26th Group Army

Our own attack near Changsha came up short.
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Ground combat at 81,53 (near Changsha)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 68625 troops, 315 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1732

Defending force 21223 troops, 130 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 490

Allied adjusted assault: 531

Japanese adjusted defense: 690

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2451 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 124 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 16 (4 destroyed, 12 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2881 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 253 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled


Assaulting units:
74th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
70th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese/B Corps
4th Chinese/B Corps

Defending units:
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
55th Infantry Brigade
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
53rd Infantry Brigade

The rescue unit opening the retreat path to Hengyang crossed the river and, predictably, fell on its sword.
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Ground combat at 80,54 (near Hengyang)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 8243 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1493

Defending force 48417 troops, 482 guns, 175 vehicles, Assault Value = 1199

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 939

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99

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


Allied ground losses:
8356 casualties reported
Squads: 480 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 37 destroyed, 264 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 22 (22 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Assaulting units:
49th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
7th War Area
10th Group Army
12th Group Army

Defending units:
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
110th Division
39th Division
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
22nd/A Division
15th/A Division
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
12th Army
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Note that the pursuing Imperial army has arrived. Our positions in the Changsha area are quickly unraveling. We must now pull troops in from the strong defensive positions in the woods outside Changsha because we lack other troops to defend the flanks.

For some reason our B-17 squadrons from Alice Springs did not fly against the airfield at Katherine. They will switch to ground attack (joining the B-26s) to aid our pursuing forces in attacking the Imperials outside Tennant Creek.

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1942 July 09 - 7/10/2012 11:26:26 PM   
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1942 July 09

The Empire captured:
Moa

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Yamato showed up off of Cox's Bazar. Someone forgot to tell them the battle is over!
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Night Naval bombardment of Cox's Bazar at 54,43

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato
CL Oi
CL Kitakami
DD Mikazuki
DD Yugiri
DD Asagiri
DD Shirayuki
DD Shirakumo
DD Ariake
DD Nenohi
DD Michishio
DD Asashio


Allied ground losses:
36 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


E7K2 Alf acting as spotter for BB Yamato
BB Yamato firing at 70th British Division
CL Oi firing at 7th Australian Division
CL Kitakami firing at 70th British Division
DD Mikazuki firing at 7th Australian Division
DD Yugiri firing at 70th British Division
DD Asagiri firing at 7th Australian Division
DD Shirayuki firing at 70th British Division
DD Shirakumo firing at 70th British Division
DD Ariake firing at 70th British Division
DD Nenohi firing at 70th British Division
DD Michishio firing at 70th British Division
DD Asashio firing at 70th British Division

South of Hengyang, our forces were caught in the horrific mauling that I sagely predicted (like when you look up and see a speeding truck 3 inches away).
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Ground combat at 80,54 (near Hengyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 45949 troops, 482 guns, 115 vehicles, Assault Value = 1203

Defending force 51460 troops, 327 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1257

Japanese adjusted assault: 775

Allied adjusted defense: 373

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2801 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 271 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 26 (1 destroyed, 25 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
17074 casualties reported
Squads: 235 destroyed, 111 disabled
Non Combat: 673 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 25 destroyed, 25 disabled
Guns lost 39 (32 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Units retreated 10


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
110th Division
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
22nd/A Division
39th Division
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
15th/A Division
12th Army
4th Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
28th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
10th Group Army
46th Chinese Corps
7th War Area
12th Group Army

Will our forces take up new defensive positions in time? Stay tuned!

In a riposte for the kin overseas, the Allies outside of Tennant Creek dealt a further blow to the Empire's egregious egressing expatriates.
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Ground combat at 76,136 (near Tennant Creek)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9731 troops, 97 guns, 258 vehicles, Assault Value = 360

Defending force 5408 troops, 58 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 94

Allied adjusted assault: 159

Japanese adjusted defense: 32

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2938 casualties reported
Squads: 109 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 70 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 15 (11 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units retreated 2


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


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
192nd Tank Battalion
3rd Army Tank Brigade
2/6th Armoured Regiment
2/5th Armoured Regiment
27th Australian Brigade

Defending units:
36th Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment

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RE: 1942 July 09 - 7/11/2012 2:59:16 AM   
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Hummmm, while things are dicey at the moment in China and Burma, it would appear you have put the marauders in central Oz out of business.  It will take those two regiments awhile to recuperate.  If you can get some transport planes into Alice Springs, you may be able to get adequate supply forward (Tennant Creek) and overtake the sods.  Put a glorious end their battle histories forthwith:).

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1942 July 10 - 7/11/2012 3:40:46 AM   
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1942 July 10

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


80nm NW Singapore, we see this in the combat report:
quote:


TF 86 encounters mine field at Batu Pahat (49,82)

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro, Mine hits 1, heavy damage



Magazine explodes on CA Haguro

CA Tone shows up on the sunk ships list.

USN SS Pike, guarding the Torres Strait, was attacked by an IJN destroyer. No idea what she was escorting of which direction she was traveling. The IJA, meanwhile, has taken to letting its tanks off the lease while the infantry stands back.
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round combat at Changteh (81,50)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 978 troops, 17 guns, 142 vehicles, Assault Value = 887

Defending force 36858 troops, 117 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 887

Japanese adjusted assault: 90

Allied adjusted defense: 1099

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 12 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 37 (1 destroyed, 36 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
126 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
15th Tank Regiment
13th/A Division
17th/A Division
17th/B Division
15th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th/C Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
58th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
10th Construction Regiment
20th Group Army
32nd Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
6th War Area
11th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 75,54 (near Kweilin)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3106 troops, 6 guns, 344 vehicles, Assault Value = 233

Defending force 31510 troops, 143 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1085

Japanese adjusted assault: 103

Allied adjusted defense: 1029

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 9

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

Japanese ground losses:
1013 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
420 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 91 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Assaulting units:
56th Recon Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
7th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
38th New Chinese Division

Much worse, there is now a seemingly endless stream of Imperial units bearing down on Liuchow, Kweilin, and the forest in between. Liuchow is being abandoned and I just don't know how long Kweilin will last. Presumably longer, but with so many units available to infiltrate everything is uncertain.





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Hummmm, while things are dicey at the moment in China and Burma, it would appear you have put the marauders in central Oz out of business.  It will take those two regiments awhile to recuperate.  If you can get some transport planes into Alice Springs, you may be able to get adequate supply forward (Tennant Creek) and overtake the sods.  Put a glorious end their battle histories forthwith:).


India to China has priority for USA C-37. USA C-33s are flying supply into Tennant Creek from Cloncurry, but it seems to make nary a dent. I've got pursuit going on the regiments to try and hit them one more time before getting in a real danger zone from Imperial air out of Katherine. I also have armored units screaming off across the desert to trap that tank regiment. That would be a nice prize.

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1942 July 11

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


We finally got B-17s to agree to fly against Katherine.
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Morning Air attack on Katherine , at 76,128

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 29


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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



Airbase hits 29
Airbase supply hits 12
Runway hits 66

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Katherine scouts as 58% at damage. If we can keep it suppressed that will free our hand a little farther north and west.

Our positions in the Changsha area are collapsing. An Imperial horde has crossed the river into Hengyang even faster than feared, before any battle-worthy reinforcements have arrived.
quote:


Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 28534 troops, 321 guns, 91 vehicles, Assault Value = 681

Defending force 47244 troops, 356 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1027

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 889

Allied adjusted defense: 345

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
4849 casualties reported
Squads: 76 destroyed, 372 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 26 disabled
Guns lost 34 (2 destroyed, 32 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1249 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 106 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled


Assaulting units:
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
110th Division
22nd/A Division
15th/A Division
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
65th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
14th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/C Corps
7th War Area
12th Group Army
10th Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force

The only saving grace is the heavy toll taken on the Empire's spear head. The nearest help is at least two more days out. If the Imperials are badly enough disrupted then Hengyang might hold for a bit. Did I mention that I'm an optimist?

Here is an update to the Intel screen to show the contrast with a few turns ago before the heavy casualties (on both sides).





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1942 July 12 - 7/12/2012 10:03:35 PM   
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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


News flash!
quote:


Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Darwin is reported empty

Chittagong, not so empty. In daylight:
quote:


Naval bombardment of Chittagong at 55,41 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Lysander II: 9 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 18 damaged
Hurricane IIb Trop: 35 damaged
Hurricane IIb Trop: 2 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 14 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground

37 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Mikuma
CL Tama
CL Kuma
CL Abukuma
DD Yudachi
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Shiranui
DD Kazegumo


Allied ground losses:
456 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 62 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 30 (4 destroyed, 26 disabled)


Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 16
Runway hits 62

CA Kako firing at 1st Indian Coastal Artillery Regiment
1st Indian Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at CA Kako
CA Furutaka firing at Chittagong
CA Mikuma firing at Americal Infantry Division
CL Tama firing at 3rd Indian Coastal Artillery Regiment
3rd Indian Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at CL Tama
CL Kuma firing at Chittagong Fortress
Chittagong Fortress firing at CL Kuma
CL Abukuma firing at 27th Infantry Division
DD Yudachi firing at Americal Infantry Division
DD Shiranui firing at Chittagong
DD Kazegumo firing at 27th Infantry Division

Four dedicated CD units plus the fortress with CD guns, no hits. We also lost 5 x B-17 on another mission against Katherine, which is back to only 38% damaged. Those three B-17 groups have stood down, and the other two will go tomorrow.

Hengyang is on the brink of disaster, or as I like to call it, Thursday. During the replay I am certain that I saw the Japanese forces shock attack, achieve 2 to 1 odds, and reduce the forts to 0 as a result. In the combat report I see the Japanese forces shock attacked, got 1 to 2 odds, and did not reduce the forts. I've notified Walter, er, Devious Admiral Wa. But there is nothing we can do about it except to conclude that first reports from the front were a bit, oh, optimistic on the part of the Emperor's minions.
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Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 25007 troops, 319 guns, 91 vehicles, Assault Value = 364

Defending force 46152 troops, 356 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 942

Japanese adjusted assault: 164

Allied adjusted defense: 177

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
4199 casualties reported
Squads: 103 destroyed, 176 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 29 disabled


Allied ground losses:
592 casualties reported
Squads: 22 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Assaulting units:
110th Division
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd/A Division
15th/A Division
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
12th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
28th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/C Corps
10th Group Army
7th War Area
12th Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force

There is a possibility that Hengyang will be relieved before it falls, but only a possibility. The troops from the plain across the river are being bombed into uselessness and they are the closest.

Another tank-only attack comes in, this one doing almost nothing.
quote:


Ground combat at 75,54 (near Kweilin)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 384 troops, 0 guns, 67 vehicles, Assault Value = 155

Defending force 30915 troops, 142 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1010

Japanese adjusted assault: 4

Allied adjusted defense: 481

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 120

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 25 (1 destroyed, 24 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
5th Recon Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
38th New Chinese Division

Word through diplomatic channels: the shock attack at Hengyang was an oversight. Here is a look at the debacle.





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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Although nothing was seen during replay, we have this in the combat report.
quote:


TF 285 encounters mine field at Sydney (90,167)

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-10, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

There are also reports of the IJN clearing the minefield that killed Tone. As presaged by their daylight appearance yesterday, the Imperials cruisers made additional firing passes close in to Chittagong.
quote:


Night Naval bombardment of Chittagong at 55,41 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

50 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Kako, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
CA Furutaka
CA Mikuma
CL Kuma
CL Abukuma
DD Shiratsuyu


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


E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Kako
CA Kako firing at Chittagong Fortress
Chittagong Fortress firing at CA Kako
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Furutaka
CA Furutaka firing at 2nd Indian Coastal Artillery Regiment
2nd Indian Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at CA Furutaka
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Mikuma
CA Mikuma firing at Chittagong
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CL Tama
Chittagong Fortress firing at CL Kuma
CL Kuma firing at Chittagong Fortress
Chittagong Fortress firing at CL Abukuma
CL Abukuma firing at Chittagong Fortress
DD Shiratsuyu firing at Americal Infantry Division

This time things went a bit differently! A bit of a surprise considering that all the CD units had sky high disruption after yesterday's pounding. Speaking of poundings, there were no Imperial ground attacks in China, but the murderous aerial bombardments continued. A stream of 8 squadrons all flying with full complements darkened the sky over Akyab.
quote:


Morning Air attack on Akyab , at 54,45

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 35
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 9



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 64
P-39D Airacobra x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 4 destroyed



Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 72

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (7 airborne, 15 on standby, 13 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
64th Sentai Det with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers

Alice Springs was socked in by weather, and the target assigned to B-25s out of Cloncurry has disappeared into the desert.

Here is a look at Burma.





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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Trout picked a working torpedo from inventory, a good omen for the day.
quote:


Submarine attack near Tanegashima at 104,68

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

Allied Ships
SS Trout

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



xAK Kurogane Maru is sighted by SS Trout
SS Trout launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Kurogane Maru

In our own (defensive ground support) air attacks on Warazup we learned the the Empire has 3 full divisions present there: 14th, 33rd, 38th.

The air attack on Katherine went otherwise well, but cost us 3 more B-17, and unsustainable loss rate.

The best news of the day came in China, oddly enough. First, another Imperial division crossed the river into Hengyang and shock attacked itself into submission.
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Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 13626 troops, 205 guns, 83 vehicles, Assault Value = 488

Defending force 50448 troops, 369 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1052

Japanese adjusted assault: 59

Allied adjusted defense: 190

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
2205 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 203 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled


Allied ground losses:
605 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 49 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Assaulting units:
110th Division
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd/A Division
39th Division
15th/A Division
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
65th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
49th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/C Corps
10th Group Army
7th War Area
12th Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force
4th Chinese/B Corps

Next, the Empire's troops east of Hengyang executed DAW's orders to make a spoiling attack on the Chinese forces that will, tomorrow, cross the river into Hengyang.
quote:


Ground combat at 81,53 (near Changsha)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20338 troops, 130 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 461

Defending force 64149 troops, 314 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1378

Japanese adjusted assault: 104

Allied adjusted defense: 338

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
4187 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 290 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 23 (2 destroyed, 21 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
804 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 101 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


Assaulting units:
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
55th Infantry Brigade
53rd Infantry Brigade

Defending units:
56th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
79th Chinese/B Corps

Perhaps we can hold the Changsha area for a while longer! Liuchow is now abandoned, and doubtless the Admiral will send representatives to city hall tonight. Our host is making for Kweilin as fast as possible and troops are now marching out of the city to avoid over crowding.

As best I can tell from encounters with submarines by the main force and naval search of Akyab, the cruiser force that bombarded Chittagong has retired out of the Bay of Bengal and a cruiser is at Akyab with escorts. It seems the shore batteries tagged her good.

Those two brigades escaped in Australia so we shall pursue them for one more hex. Katherine is shut down for offensive ops, maybe the skies will stay free enough of Imperial Nazgul for a while.





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'Tis a long trek back, but at least in Oz, it would appear he has seen his highwater mark.

I just don't think he can continue to sustain the ground losses he is incurring in China for long.  Maybe you will see a breather there for a couple of weeks.  I hope so.  For sure, Changsha is worth fighting for.

Sadly, Burma is a lost cause and he appears to be pushing at the backdoor of China there.  By now, some of your Indian units should be well stocked and useful.

Is all quiet in the Pacific?  Maybe you can conduct raids there to divert attention, but it looks like he is pursing a China First strategy.

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It does look like China is his priority, and so it's lucky that I was suckered into sending those 2 divs plus 2 tank units to India! India is becoming more and more self-sufficient in defense every day, so I will be using the 2 Aussie divs and the diverted units for an offensive in Burma, right down the coast to Ramree Island. The ultimate aim is to push in through Prome, but that of course will take some doing at this stage. The Indian border is being fortified and built up, but if he pushed through there the offensive along the coast would be telling. I don't believe he is planning to push across the border. I think he is cleaning out upper Burma to make the defense easier. In a 2x2 where we squared off in that area, upper Burma held and a series of counter-attacks on his flank took a nasty toll while clearing out upper Burma for the Allies. Clearly he has committed heavy forces there to close off that route.

As far as the 2 USA divisions, I really want to get them upgraded to 1942 squads before they move out. That will take about a month more as the squads just began building. The additional anti-hard rating should help them greatly on offense.

Australia is tough for us both as I am now at the limit of my supply capability at and beyond Tennant Creek. To build up TC I shall have to pull back some combat forces. I've got plenty of engineers there now but nothing for them to build with. Notice on the pic above that Walter has forces leaving Katherine moving toward the battle area. Also, scouting along the Gulf of Carpentaria is weak. I know the retreating tank regiment is up there but get only intermittent contact even with a recon group. He could have other units moving down the road toward Normanton, but it's well defended anyway.

I've finally got major support elements moving forward in the Pacific. Up until now deployment has been limited, with Christmas and Palmyra Islands getting solid attention and Pago Pago getting some, along with early development of some last-ditch fallback bases in case he went wild! The Yorktown carriers will be escorting some heavy convoys through the gap between Hawaii and the mainland.

Noumea is on the early list with 3rd Marine Division prepping. Some small un & underdeveloped bases in the Gilberts will also be seized by light forces for search bases and to set off trip-wires. Both divisions in India (and maybe the USA tank unit?) were from the Pacific commands, and some Pacific commands infantry units have been posted in Australia for the time being, so that has impacted my ability to be spreading regiments around (although most have been held back on purpose favoring counter-strike over being annihilated piecemeal). For example, both USA regiments at Normanton are independent regiments from the Pacific commands. If he has really been dumping units into China as I suspect he has then this shift in resources was OK. Now, of course, I want to push in the Pacific and take advantage of wherever he has left slack. I'm sure he is counting on the USN being too weak for the task at this point.

That's causing me to look at multiple invasions in different places. I have good search coverage around Noumea, so I think I can land there without huge exposure of being surprised. If KB shows up, perhaps other forces can then jump elsewhere? Needing to get more prepping going for that, but that's the basic idea. The USN is rather weak to take on that kind of multitasking, so the early going will probably be 1 major invasion plus other small invasions. Noumea plus two or three small targets in and around the Gilberts (hit by USMC Raiders in APDs and Paratroops in SSTs), as mentioned.

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Sounds like a plan.  Of course, as you note, detecting the KB is critical to doing things in the Pacific at this stage.  I like the idea of the hit and run raids though.  I did one against Kwajalein with good results in March 1942 when KB was bouncing around in the DEI.

The idea of prepping for multiple targets is good too as it not only leaves your options open but also, should he get an intel hit on one of them, it creates that "churning" stomach feeling of uncertainty in the IJ player.  Anything that diverts attention from his offensive plans is a good thing.

Do you ever split your CVs at this stage of the war?  I do early in the game as there is no percentage at all in going against KB with all 5 this early.  So, I split them 2/3.  I've have had some success raiding with them and once caught the little KB north of Java covering the landing force convoy.  Three CVs did a number on three of his CVL/CVE types and the Devastators actually got some telling licks in on the landing force.  The Allied CVs came up from south of Java to strike.  Also, while I have never had much luck with it, a friend did a nice job in May '42 on a reinforcement convoy carrying a Bde and BF to Wake.  He struck with just two CVs, sank 3-4 AP/AK types full of troops and ran for home.  He did it in the blind re KB.  Not a great risk as KB isn't likely in the Wake area unless there has been some prior scare.

Just some thoughts.  Always nice to puncture his tires on the way to the wedding:). 

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