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1943 March 05 - 1/25/2013 3:49:37 PM   
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1943 March 05

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Big day in China, and the Chinese Army is holding on. The air force took down 3 Oscars for 6 biplanes.
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Morning Air attack on Chengtu , at 75,41

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 29

Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
I-16-III: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 18000 feet

CAP engaged:
11th FG/41st FS CAF with I-16-III (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
11th FG/42nd FS CAF with I-16-III (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes


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Ground combat at 77,50 (near Chihkiang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 768 troops, 0 guns, 141 vehicles, Assault Value = 684

Defending force 38073 troops, 177 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1031

Japanese adjusted assault: 63

Allied adjusted defense: 1297

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 20

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 30 (2 destroyed, 28 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
240 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
57th Infantry Brigade
12th Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
61st Infantry Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
53rd Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
11th Chinese Base Force
14th Chinese Base Force
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
17th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 78,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31221 troops, 241 guns, 60 vehicles, Assault Value = 936

Defending force 31877 troops, 119 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1027

Japanese adjusted assault: 467

Allied adjusted defense: 1297

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
2462 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 212 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
264 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 59 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled

Assaulting units:
39th Division
15th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division

Defending units:
129th Red Chinese Division
87th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/A Corps


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Ground combat at 80,47 (near Patung)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32952 troops, 279 guns, 51 vehicles, Assault Value = 849

Defending force 30780 troops, 184 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 209

Japanese adjusted assault: 431

Allied adjusted defense: 346

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
930 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 116 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled

Allied ground losses:
519 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled

Assaulting units:
15th/C Division
17th/B Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
110th Division
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
13th/C Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
18th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
13th Group Army


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Ground combat at Tuyun (74,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1146 troops, 88 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 566

Defending force 49863 troops, 310 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1443

Assaulting units:
22nd/A Division
114th Infantry Regiment
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
104th/C Division
21st Mortar Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

Defending units:
91st Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
1st Artillery Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
21st Group Army
20th Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at 73,49 (near Kweiyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1140 troops, 0 guns, 209 vehicles, Assault Value = 490

Defending force 43831 troops, 296 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1274

Japanese adjusted assault: 94

Allied adjusted defense: 843

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 8

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 50 (2 destroyed, 48 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
311 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 45 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
4th Tank Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
30th Infantry Regiment
66th Infantry Regiment
10th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
3rd New Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
74th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese/B Corps
56th AT Gun Regiment


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Ground combat at 78,49 (near Chihkiang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 768 troops, 0 guns, 148 vehicles, Assault Value = 420

Defending force 47078 troops, 141 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1259

Japanese adjusted assault: 42

Allied adjusted defense: 1570

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 37

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 56 (2 destroyed, 54 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
123 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
14th Tank Regiment
22nd/B Division
6th Tank Regiment
51st Engineer Regiment
15th/A Division

Defending units:
73rd Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/C Corps
6th War Area
9th War Area
19th Group Army
32nd Group Army

Our mine sweepers are clearing mines at Tarawa. The Empire's mine sweepers are clearing mines at Shortlands! Tomorrow 3 x AP will arrive at Pago Pago to join the AK and load up the 43rd ID for Nauru. With any luck DAW HQ will presume we are holding on such operations while many AP upgrade to APA. About 1,000 troops at Mili. That Imperial Rgt that blundered into our main thrust in Burma is now retreating to avoid being cut off. You can see that the Empire's progress in China is reflected in the stalling or slight retrograde of the points balance.





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1943 March 06 - 1/25/2013 11:27:52 PM   
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1943 March 06

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Pressing in China, perhaps even impatient to trap Chinese units who are currently withdrawing in good order near Chihkiang. Chungking is now invested.
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Ground combat at 72,49 (near Kweiyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1524 troops, 0 guns, 277 vehicles, Assault Value = 597

Defending force 27922 troops, 203 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 811

Japanese adjusted assault: 99

Allied adjusted defense: 501

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 5

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 38 (2 destroyed, 36 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
716 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 71 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
55th Infantry Brigade
3rd Tank Regiment
104th/B Division

Defending units:
14th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese/A Corps
6th Construction Regiment
1st Construction Regiment
4th Construction Regiment
57th AT Gun Regiment


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Ground combat at 80,47 (near Patung)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 202 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 768

Defending force 30309 troops, 182 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 191

Assaulting units:
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th/B Division
110th Division
15th/C Division
13th/C Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
13th Group Army


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Ground combat at Tuyun (74,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1146 troops, 88 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 566

Defending force 49835 troops, 308 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1441

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

Assaulting units:
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
22nd/A Division
114th Infantry Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
104th/C Division
21st Mortar Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

Defending units:
24th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
1st Artillery Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
3rd War Area
21st Group Army
20th Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at 81,42 (near Ankang)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4494 troops, 36 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 144

Defending force 2064 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 74

Assaulting units:
34th/A Division

Defending units:
43rd Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at 78,49 (near Chihkiang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 4410 troops, 33 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 527

Defending force 46952 troops, 141 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1250

Japanese adjusted assault: 1

Allied adjusted defense: 1774

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1774

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

Japanese ground losses:
1966 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 133 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
22nd/B Division
15th/A Division
6th Tank Regiment
51st Engineer Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
116th/B Division

Defending units:
65th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/C Corps
6th War Area
9th War Area
19th Group Army
32nd Group Army

Maloelap appears to have almost 5,000 Imperial troops. Battleship Massachusetts has arrived in the South Pacific and will make her way to the Battle Fleet, finding an escort along the way. The 43rd ID will have to wait two more days for enough quick-unloading transport to be at Pago Pago.

Imperial fliers opposed sweeps over Burma and Horn Island, much to their dismay.





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RE: 1943 March 06 - 1/26/2013 12:35:10 AM   
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If you have the supply to counterattack those yahoos that shock attacked you at Chinkiang, you will reap a heavy harvest of dead/captured Japanese soldiers.  Similarly where he is attacking you with those armor heavy stacks at poor odds, a victorious counter-attack will wreck those units.  A couple of such actions might give you a few days of relief and pile up some points (don't know if you guys are playing with an eye toward "points".

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RE: 1943 March 06 - 1/26/2013 3:05:28 AM   
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Alas, in China I have no supply for any attacks. And those guys he's been shock attacking would have to give up almost a full hex worth of cross-country movement to counter-attack. No way on that. The tanks; I have nothing that could successfully attack them without lots of supply and big numerical superiority, both lacking. Plus they are defended by infantry in good defensive terrain.

I'm afraid that practically any attacking the Chinese Army could do at this time would serve only to render the attackers totally ineffective.

We're not playing for points, but I look at them as an indication of how much mayhem has been wreaked.

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1943 March 07 - 1/26/2013 6:29:51 PM   
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1943 March 07

The Empire captured:
Sian

The Allies captured:
Onotoa

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


We will soon have some units arrive from Sian and Kungchang areas to start interdicting the supply lines of the Imperial units running around on the Chungking plain. Meanwhile other Imperial units continue pressure.
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Ground combat at 77,50 (near Chihkiang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 750 troops, 0 guns, 139 vehicles, Assault Value = 682

Defending force 37768 troops, 176 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1001

Japanese adjusted assault: 13

Allied adjusted defense: 652

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 50

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 30 (3 destroyed, 27 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 5 (4 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
61st Infantry Brigade
57th Infantry Brigade
15th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
53rd Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
14th Chinese Base Force
11th Chinese Base Force
17th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Tuyun (74,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1140 troops, 88 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 566

Defending force 49859 troops, 308 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1442

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

Assaulting units:
8th Recon Regiment
22nd/A Division
114th Infantry Regiment
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
104th/C Division
4th Mortar Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

Defending units:
24th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
21st Group Army
1st Artillery Regiment
3rd War Area
18th Artillery Regiment
20th Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at Sian (83,41)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4146 troops, 32 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 134

Defending force 21 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 33

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 33 to 1 (fort level 6)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sian !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker: leaders(-)

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

Assaulting units:
32nd/C Division

Defending units:
12th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 81,42 (near Ankang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4486 troops, 36 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 143

Defending force 2064 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 74

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 49

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
34th/A Division

Defending units:
43rd Chinese Corps

Mine sweepers at Shortlands and Tarawa are busy. Four days until Saratoga can leave port (sans sir group). The long march through the jungles of Burma continues.

Here is a look at that situation on the Chungking plain.





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1943 March 08 - 1/27/2013 5:32:58 PM   
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1943 March 08

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


'Just' maneuvering in China.
quote:


Ground combat at Tuyun (74,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1146 troops, 88 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 566

Defending force 49806 troops, 308 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1439

Assaulting units:
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
22nd/A Division
8th Recon Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
104th/C Division
21st Mortar Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
21st Group Army
3rd War Area
18th Artillery Regiment
1st Artillery Regiment
20th Artillery Regiment

The 43rd ID is now loading at Pago Pago. Wotje has 2 units and about 2,000 men. I-173 is hunting on the convoy route into Bombay. Little does she know that she is the only prey in the ocean! Convoys to Cape Town have brought up supply there to about 200,000. As that amount can be moved in short order the merchants will all finish upgrading before resuming cargo duty, giving the sub-hunters free reign.





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1943 March 09 - 1/29/2013 5:12:45 PM   
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1943 March 09

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Quiet in China combat-wise, but Imperial troops are bearing down on Neikiang. All the Allied 4EB have flown into Ledo for a strike on that unit tomorrow.
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Ground combat at Tuyun (74,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1146 troops, 88 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 566

Defending force 49803 troops, 308 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1442

Assaulting units:
22nd/A Division
8th Recon Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
104th/C Division
21st Mortar Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

Defending units:
24th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
18th Artillery Regiment
1st Artillery Regiment
21st Group Army
20th Artillery Regiment

Wotje appears to have 2 units and about 2,400 troops. DAW HQ has had a look at Pearl Harbor, detection level 1/1. Perhaps he spied carriers in refit? The 43rd ID is loaded at Pago Pago. The huge convoy also have more than 30,000 tons of supply loaded. We will give them one more day to hopefully bring that to more than 50,000 tons. The intention is to put the division ashore with enough supply that follow on units can land without risking ships that are also bringing in supply before the airbase is up and providing CAP. The Battle Fleet, SE of Abemama, has not been spotted in several days. When they appear with the invasion convoy I am hoping for as much surprise as possible. I do not anticipate a major reaction, but that's just a guess. The journey from Pago Pago to Nauru should be about 9 days. As the invasion force nears the objective a much smaller force will leave Tabiteuea for Ocean Island.

Here is a look at China. The white arrows show most current movements of Chinese Army units. Formations just in from the Sian and northern fronts are maneuvering to cut or lengthen the supply lines of the Imperial units on the Chungking plain and elsewhere. Units still leaving the Sian area are seeking to establish a new defensive line in better terrain. Other troops are moving from Chungking to reinforce Neikiang. To the south the green arrows show a coordinated march of multiple units in each of three hexes that was just completed, extricating several units that were almost cut off. As you can see, that danger still hangs over many units.





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1943 March 10 - 1/29/2013 8:23:05 PM   
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1943 March 10

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Quiet in China, except for the wailing of Imperial commanders about lack of fighter cover!
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Morning Air attack on 17th/A Division, at 75,43 , near Neikiang

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 27

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
472 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Liberator II bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x Liberator II bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 17th/A Division, at 75,43 , near Neikiang

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 11

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 17th/A Division, at 75,43 , near Neikiang

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 17th/A Division, at 75,43 , near Neikiang

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 11

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
195 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 17th/A Division, at 75,43 , near Neikiang

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 24

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
305 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Ground combat at 80,43 (near Ankang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4986 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 169

Defending force 6164 troops, 48 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 185

Japanese adjusted assault: 38

Allied adjusted defense: 94

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
133 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
60th Infantry Brigade

Defending units:
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps

I would say they took a right good smacking!

Saratoga is expected out of repair tomorrow! The invasion convoy is making course for Nauru. Kwajalein appears to have 3 units and 2,600 men.

Changes in movement north of Shwebo indicate that DAW HQ has realized that those positions are being bypassed.





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1943 March 11 - 1/29/2013 10:42:30 PM   
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1943 March 11

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Biding time in China.
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Ground combat at Tuyun (74,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1146 troops, 88 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 565

Defending force 49856 troops, 307 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1445

Assaulting units:
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
22nd/A Division
8th Recon Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
104th/C Division
4th Mortar Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

Defending units:
24th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
21st Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
1st Artillery Regiment
20th Artillery Regiment

Two IJN subs are playing in the hunting grounds west of Bombay. They are the only prey. Saratoga is on her way to the South Pacific where she will pick up her air group. The boys are claiming 5 x subs sunk in the last 8 days. I'm skeptical.

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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


In China the Empire is continuing its crush. Now Neikiang is invested. Although defended, more help should arrive tomorrow. All tasked units are battered and by rights should be recovering at Chungking for the next several weeks at least. An Imperial unit has been moving westward, cross country, and now threatens the road between Kweiyang and Chungking. Defenders are moving to block them.
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Ground combat at Tuyun (74,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1146 troops, 88 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 566

Defending force 49827 troops, 307 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1443

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

Assaulting units:
114th Infantry Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
22nd/A Division
104th/C Division
21st Mortar Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

Defending units:
24th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
18th Artillery Regiment
1st Artillery Regiment
21st Group Army
3rd War Area
20th Artillery Regiment

Roi-Namur appears to have 2 units and about 2,600 troops. The Nauru invasion force will be near Funafuti this time tomorrow.

Unloading at Amchitka Island has run into a great big bottleneck. That theater is getting hind teat, so there is no naval support at Amchitka. The port is 71% toward size 2, and I hope that achieving that milestone will get large items unloading faster. Two radar sets for an AA unit and motorized support for other units are queued up forever. Transports just arrived with a USN Special Construction Bn, and those have some naval support crews. Hopefully that light at the end of the tunnel isn't the searchlight of an IJN heavy cruiser...

The TF at top is PB and/or xAKL moving westward. They might have made a fast transport run into Horn Island a couple of days ago but aircraft didn't fly against them. These heavy cruisers are on an uncertain mission. Are they hoping to interdict supply and troop runs to Gove? Bombard Normanton? Escort other ships to Horn Island? Rain is forecast tomorrow, so aerial interception might be more difficult.





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Just a quick note that there is a new version of the Sunk Ships report formatter posted on the web site. Thanks to Roger Neilson for finding a problem when certain ship types were encountered.

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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Neikiang now invested by two Imperial units. 616 battered AV behind level 4 forts defending. To the east, peasants with pitchforks swept aside. Near Patung, an Imperial unit is spotted making for the Chungking plain where they would hold open supply lines.
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Ground combat at 83,39 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 17411 troops, 157 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 1029

Defending force 7 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 385

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 385 to 1

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

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

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
59th Infantry Brigade
3rd Mobile Infantry Regiment
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
102nd Infantry Regiment
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
NCPC Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
19th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Tuyun (74,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1146 troops, 88 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 712

Defending force 49830 troops, 307 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1442

Assaulting units:
3rd/B Division
22nd/A Division
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
104th/C Division
4th Mortar Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
1st Artillery Regiment
21st Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
20th Artillery Regiment

The IJN is clearing a little mine field we placed at Torokina just in case Kongo tried to limp through there. That TF is hanging around just east of Gove, so apparently the mission is to stop traffic to Gove. Five days is the estimate and all but one of the cruisers refitting at Pearl. A couple of claimed sub sinkings were rescinded this day. I knew it!

Operation Wedge in Burma is nearing a milestone. As soon as two days from now the tip of the wedge will advance another hex, surely making the intent of the operation clear. Incidentally either the same day or the following day, the regiment covering the east flank of the main advance will make another hex and thereby cut off the IJA picket regiment that patrolled into the main advance.

The invasion fleet is about 21 hexes out from Nauru, call it 5 days. No sign that either they or the Battle Fleet have been spotted.

Since I talked about it I had better use it - here is an updated sunk ships report. (For best viewing, click on the link, then click on the file name, then click on the box near the upper right corner to maximize the window.)


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1943 March 14 - 2/1/2013 5:50:23 PM   
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1943 March 14

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


In China is the quiet of the hammer breaching the air as it swings.
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Ground combat at Tuyun (74,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1146 troops, 88 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 712

Defending force 49870 troops, 307 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1445

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

Assaulting units:
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
22nd/A Division
3rd/B Division
104th/C Division
21st Mortar Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

Defending units:
24th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
1st Artillery Regiment
21st Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
20th Artillery Regiment

Kusaie appears to be ungarrisoned. Tomorrow the Nauru invasion force will be not quite level (N-S) with Arorae. The Battle Fleet will move tonight to take up station in front. I presume that naval search will find the fleet tomorrow.

The IJN TF in the Gulf of Carpentaria is standing 80nm SE Gove.

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1943 March 15

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Our troops have completed one encircling maneuver, just west of Ankang, but are too weak to hold against a relief effort. Also, troops being ground down, another infiltration, and more peasants being pushed aside.
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Ground combat at 80,47 (near Patung)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 33135 troops, 279 guns, 51 vehicles, Assault Value = 858

Defending force 30505 troops, 177 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 211

Japanese adjusted assault: 692

Allied adjusted defense: 448

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
845 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 59 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled

Allied ground losses:
741 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 54 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Assaulting units:
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
110th Division
15th/C Division
17th/B Division
13th/C Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
18th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
13th Group Army


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Ground combat at Tuyun (74,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1146 troops, 88 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 712

Defending force 49905 troops, 307 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1451

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

Assaulting units:
8th Recon Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
3rd/B Division
22nd/A Division
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
104th/C Division
21st Mortar Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

Defending units:
91st Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
1st Artillery Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
3rd War Area
21st Group Army
20th Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at 82,39 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 17646 troops, 108 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 556

Defending force 272 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 524

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 524 to 1

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

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

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

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
32nd/C Division

Defending units:
19th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at 76,50 (near Kweiyang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 4212 troops, 36 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 137

Defending force 12113 troops, 68 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 343

Japanese adjusted assault: 18

Allied adjusted defense: 775

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 43

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

Japanese ground losses:
188 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
157 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Assaulting units:
32nd/A Division

Defending units:
3rd Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps

The fleet has not been spotted so far as I can tell. Three or maybe two days steaming to Nauru for the transports, so D-Day is three days from now (today is D-3). The Ocean Island invasion force will now leave Tabiteuea and land on the same day.

A small CA surface force is heading for Luganville to take over for the Commonwealth forces that have been protecting Ndeni since the Dutch had to withdraw for repairs. Those forces, plus the now-repaired Dutch, will head north along Australia's east coast to begin operations against Horn Island and across the Gulf of Carpentaria. Those forces leaving Ndeni were deliberately sent straight west where they seemed sure to be found by Imperial naval search. That was done to present a busier picture in case only some of the Nauru operation was spotted. As it happens no one was spotted.

An ASW TF west of Bombay has been sighted by aircraft. So it seems another Glen-equipped sub has entered the hunting ground! The waters near and west of Bombay are patrolled by 8 separate ASW groups and by aircraft.

In Burma, tomorrow that IJA regiment SW of Kalemyo will be cut off. The British 2nd division will arrive in hex with that regiment either tomorrow or the next day and will then commence attacking to reduce it. Heavy air support will be used to assist in destroying the regiment. As it has been moving for many days, it is uncertain how many attacks can be made before it leaves the hex.

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1943 March 16

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The noose just gets s little tighter each turn. Somehow, 4 Imperial units are scouted at Neikiang, even though only 2 were seen previously.
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Ground combat at 80,47 (near Patung)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32611 troops, 279 guns, 51 vehicles, Assault Value = 809

Defending force 29866 troops, 177 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 170

Japanese adjusted assault: 470

Allied adjusted defense: 364

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
211 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Allied ground losses:
980 casualties reported
Squads: 42 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled

Assaulting units:
17th/B Division
110th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
15th/C Division
13th/C Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
18th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
13th Group Army


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Ground combat at Tuyun (74,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1146 troops, 88 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 711

Defending force 49885 troops, 307 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1450

Assaulting units:
8th Recon Regiment
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
3rd/B Division
22nd/A Division
104th/C Division
4th Mortar Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

Defending units:
91st Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
21st Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
1st Artillery Regiment
3rd War Area
20th Artillery Regiment

BB Yamashiro is now reported as sunk on Jan 31st. We had a whole sky-full of 4EB ordered to hit Munda but weather prevented all of them. Rain predicted at target tomorrow too. It seems totally unlikely, but the invasion forces for Nauru and Ocean Island are still undetected by the Empire as far as I know. Both forces will go directly to their target hexes tomorrow ready to land troops the day after (D-Day unchanged). Namorik scouts as empty.

Our 22nd East African Brigade has succeeded in cutting off the IJA 56th Infantry Regiment in Burma. This led to DAW HQ issuing a communique expressing undying affection for the Burma theater - NOT! The 2nd British Division will arrive in hex with the 56th Infantry Regiment tomorrow, and commence attacking the day after. Hopefully the 56th will still be there. Here is the current map of Burma - the place everybody hated so much during WWII that they changed its name!





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1943 March 17 - 2/5/2013 7:55:17 PM   
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There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Near Patung in China DAW HQ came up with a new strategy for defeating a formation of units that was defending to die in place. Adjacent IJA units moved to allow a path of retreat (and begin maneuvering around the next two LOD). Two of the four IJA units at Neikiang have moved NE to keep from all becoming trapped by Chinese Army movements. There is one Imperial unit in Chungking, one NE of Chungking, and one NE of that. Others are seen on their way to the plain. Elsewhere in China the Empire continues to fall for our plan of reducing Chinese Army supply requirements.
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Ground combat at 80,47 (near Patung)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32372 troops, 279 guns, 51 vehicles, Assault Value = 785

Defending force 29051 troops, 177 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 123

Japanese adjusted assault: 626

Allied adjusted defense: 304

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
457 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 49 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2376 casualties reported
Squads: 75 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 53 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th/B Division
110th Division
15th/C Division
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
13th/C Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
13th Group Army


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Ground combat at 77,44 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6750 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 211

Defending force 1290 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 33

Japanese adjusted assault: 211

Allied adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 105 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1405 casualties reported
Squads: 78 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
22nd Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Tuyun (74,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1146 troops, 88 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 712

Defending force 49894 troops, 307 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1449

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

Assaulting units:
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
22nd/A Division
3rd/B Division
8th Recon Regiment
104th/C Division
21st Mortar Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

Defending units:
91st Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
1st Artillery Regiment
3rd War Area
18th Artillery Regiment
21st Group Army
20th Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at 76,50 (near Kweiyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14934 troops, 122 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 559

Defending force 12015 troops, 67 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 330

Japanese adjusted assault: 373

Allied adjusted defense: 868

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
459 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
9th Division
32nd/A Division

Defending units:
3rd Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps

The 2nd British Division has arrived on station and will begin attacking the cut-off IJA regiment.

It seems strange, but none of the fleet have been spotted, save those TF actually in-hex at Nauru and Ocean Island. D-Day is tomorrow at both targets. The weather again scrubbed all missions aimed at Munda. Perhaps tomorrow?

The 3 fleet CV refitting at Pearl Harbor will not all be ready as predicted. They are now estimated available in 2, 3, and 4 days. Meanwhile Saratoga has passed the Hawaiian Islands and is 3 days out from refueling at Christmas Island. Where, BTW, no IJN subs have been spotted in quite a while. It is still a major fuel hub for the Allies.

Here is that swiftly changing situation in China.





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Hi,

what a goldmine of an AAR!
Very well written, entertainend and informative - at least until nov 42 (will read the rest later, just want to give a little feedback).




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ORIGINAL: Wuffer

Hi,

what a goldmine of an AAR!
Very well written, entertainend and informative - at least until nov 42 (will read the rest later, just want to give a little feedback).


Wow! Thanks much and welcome.

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1943 March 18

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Nauru Island
Nikunau

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Nauru Island
Ocean Island

What seemed a tank-only attack near Chihkiang, the stubborn refusal of stout-hearted defenders to retreat near Patung, a river-crossing on the western flank, and the peasants on the plain must remember to sharpen their pitchforks!
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Ground combat at 77,50 (near Chihkiang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 768 troops, 0 guns, 142 vehicles, Assault Value = 688

Defending force 33353 troops, 82 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1002

Japanese adjusted assault: 47

Allied adjusted defense: 1423

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 30

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

Allied ground losses:
180 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
57th Infantry Brigade
61st Infantry Brigade
12th Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
68th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
7th War Area
29th Group Army
20th Group Army
26th Group Army
27th Group Army
23rd Group Army
30th Group Army


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Ground combat at 80,47 (near Patung)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32061 troops, 279 guns, 51 vehicles, Assault Value = 759

Defending force 21949 troops, 163 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 102

Japanese adjusted assault: 511

Allied adjusted defense: 235

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
529 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Allied ground losses:
631 casualties reported
Squads: 67 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Assaulting units:
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
110th Division
15th/C Division
17th/B Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th/C Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
18th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps


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Ground combat at Tuyun (74,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1146 troops, 88 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 712

Defending force 49909 troops, 306 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1450

Assaulting units:
114th Infantry Regiment
22nd/A Division
3rd/B Division
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
104th/C Division
4th Mortar Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

Defending units:
24th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
1st Artillery Regiment
21st Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
3rd War Area
20th Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at 72,50 (near Kweiyang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3867 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Defending force 7398 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 156

Japanese adjusted assault: 94

Allied adjusted defense: 85

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
101 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Reserve Division
100th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/B Corps


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Ground combat at 75,43 (near Neikiang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8181 troops, 64 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 259

Defending force 751 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 240

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 80 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker:

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

Allied ground losses:
277 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 3
Units destroyed 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
41st/B Division
41st/C Division

Defending units:
14th Construction Regiment
16th Construction Regiment
2nd Construction Regiment
10th Construction Regiment

Nearly all available 2EB and 4EB pounded the unlucky 56th to aid in 2nd British Div's assault. The raw AV reported is artificially high because of the other division still in-hex but marching on. Only 2nd British attacked. They are in good shape and will continue attacking.
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Ground combat at 57,43 (near Kalemyo)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13911 troops, 231 guns, 147 vehicles, Assault Value = 831

Defending force 3849 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 117

Allied adjusted assault: 424

Japanese adjusted defense: 223

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
300 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
23rd Indian Division
2nd British Division

Defending units:
56th Infantry Regiment


The weather finally permitted strikes against Munda, although still severe overall.
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Morning Air attack on Munda , at 111,134

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 8

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai/C with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Munda , at 111,134

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 12
B-24D Liberator x 24

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 16

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Munda , at 111,134

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 11
B-24D Liberator x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 18

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Munda , at 111,134

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
H8K1 Emily: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Munda , at 111,134

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 24
B-24D1 Liberator x 12

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Munda , at 111,134

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
H8K1 Emily: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb


The defense on Nauru was squashed, but Ocean Island turned out to be very much defended! Our force landed there was too small and too little prepared. The troops at Ocean Island must rest, even though more of the 2nd/102nd remain to unload. So, unloading will cease for at least a day but probably two days. Two cruiser forces will bombard Ocean Island tonight/tomorrow and when the troops are ready to attack, the old battleships of Short's Long Guns will move in. A B-26 squadron has moved to Abemama and will begin striking. A USMC Para Bn on Tabiteuea has changed prep to Ocean (33%) and will stand by for amphibious pickup. AK Formalhaut is badly damaged and has disbanded in Nauru's anchorage.
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Ground combat at Ocean Island (130,130)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1725 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Defending force 1734 troops, 4 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 68

Assaulting units:
46th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
110th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
3rd Marine Raider Battalion
2nd/102nd Infantry Bn /1

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Ground combat at Nauru Island (127,128)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 12217 troops, 202 guns, 136 vehicles, Assault Value = 370

Defending force 1394 troops, 16 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 33

Allied adjusted assault: 994

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 994 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Nauru Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1421 casualties reported
Squads: 67 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 89 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 17 (17 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
312 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
43rd Infantry Division

Defending units:
Kure 5th SNLF


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Ground combat at Ocean Island (130,130)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 1156 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 68

Defending force 1725 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Allied adjusted assault: 16

Japanese adjusted defense: 169

Allied assault odds: 1 to 10 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
418 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Assaulting units:
3rd Marine Raider Battalion
110th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
2nd/102nd Infantry Bn /1

Defending units:
46th Naval Guard Unit

Still, oddly to my mind, the fleet elements that are not in-hex at Nauru or Ocean Island make no reports of being spotted.

There is a 7-ship task force at Woodlark Island, consisting of at least 1 x CL. Presumption is they are aimed at our troop carriers (empty) recently spied moving up the east coast of Australia in preparation for operations against Horn Island. They are presently at Cooktown with warships in 2 x SCTF. Submarines are ordered to mine Woodlark.

Here is a look at Burma. As you can see, it is now clear that DAW HQ has recognized the danger posed to the Imperial units 92mi SE of Cox's Bazar (aka 92mi NE Akyab) and those units are now moving. The 4EB will shift their attacks to those targets, while the 2EB continue assisting 2nd British Division. The idea is for the 4EB to delay the Imperials long enough for the first of the Indian divisions, the 17th, to get in front of them and cut off their escape. An armored unit is already moving to make the river crossing (from 46mi NE Akyab to 46mi E Akyab) and has accumulated 12 miles. The three infantry divisions in-hex with it (USA Americal, USA 27th ID, 14th Indian Div) will set off soon, their speed through the jungle being greater. Notice that E of Kalemyo one or two Imperial units are moving to cut the road above Kalemyo. Measures are being taken.





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The Empire captured:
Chihkiang

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Ocean Island

In China some battered units continue to get battered, but at least that takes time. Our withdrawal from certain positions continues well enough. In a couple of places Chinese Army units even managed to mete out some punishment.
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Ground combat at 82,36 (near Kungchang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1314 troops, 20 guns, 50 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Defending force 886 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

Japanese adjusted assault: 22

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 22 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
323 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Cavalry Brigade

Defending units:
5th New Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at 76,50 (near Kweiyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 18781 troops, 157 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 543

Defending force 53500 troops, 180 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1688

Japanese adjusted assault: 128

Allied adjusted defense: 2098

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 16

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

Japanese ground losses:
2599 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 171 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 14 (2 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
747 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 73 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 17 disabled

Assaulting units:
9th Division
32nd/A Division

Defending units:
21st Chinese Cavalry Division
76th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
32nd Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
23rd Group Army
7th War Area
26th Group Army
20th Group Army
29th Group Army
27th Group Army
30th Group Army


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Ground combat at 78,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 768 troops, 0 guns, 146 vehicles, Assault Value = 955

Defending force 35859 troops, 124 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 986

Japanese adjusted assault: 47

Allied adjusted defense: 1387

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 29

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

Allied ground losses:
160 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
39th Division
14th Tank Regiment
15th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
6th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
71st Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
52nd Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/A Corps


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Ground combat at Chihkiang (78,50)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 4476 troops, 36 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 331

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 474

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 474 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Chihkiang !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+)

Assaulting units:
51st Infantry Brigade
13th/A Division

Sadly the IJA 56th Rgt escaped from under the guns of 2nd British Div. The 22nd East African Bde now bars their way and will continue fortifying in place to hold them, forcing another unit to waste time effecting their release. Meanwhile the 2nd will continue with its primary mission after the two-day diversion.

That mission is to trap the IJA 21st/B Division, 16th Infantry Regiment, and 40th Inf Group Brigade, which are the three units in the target hex discussed in earlier posts. They were all three hit by 4EB to day and the treatment will continue while the Indian and British units move to block them.

Hornet is ready, but she will wait for company. Two days for Yorktown and three days for Lexington. Many converted APA will soon be ready as well, both at Pearl Harbor and at Brisbane.

Both cruiser forces bombarded Ocean Island, but the defending 46th Naval Guard Unit went back into stealth mode and only the port and production facilities felt pain. The combat engineers and the raiders have recovered and will assault the base tomorrow after the battleship bombardment. The army battalion has only 1 functioning squad and high disablement. As a side note, only infantry squads from that unit made it ashore. This might be a good illustration of the consequences of lacking support squads.

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1943 March 20 - 2/8/2013 1:07:03 AM   
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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


A lot of ground action in China, but nothing either momentous or unanticipated.
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Ground combat at 80,47 (near Patung)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31612 troops, 279 guns, 51 vehicles, Assault Value = 710

Defending force 21222 troops, 159 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 88

Japanese adjusted assault: 485

Allied adjusted defense: 241

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
500 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Allied ground losses:
507 casualties reported
Squads: 33 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th/B Division
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
110th Division
15th/C Division
13th/C Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps


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Ground combat at Tuyun (74,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1146 troops, 88 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 712

Defending force 49879 troops, 306 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1448

Assaulting units:
22nd/A Division
3rd/B Division
114th Infantry Regiment
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
104th/C Division
4th Mortar Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

Defending units:
91st Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
21st Group Army
1st Artillery Regiment
3rd War Area
18th Artillery Regiment
20th Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at 82,37 (near Kungchang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 18079 troops, 143 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 969

Defending force 5073 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Japanese adjusted assault: 463

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 46 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
103 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2397 casualties reported
Squads: 120 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 117 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 23 (23 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
59th Infantry Brigade
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
102nd Infantry Regiment
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
NCPC Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
34th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
7th Group Army


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Ground combat at 76,43 (near Chengtu)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4206 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Defending force 335 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 62

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 62 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
161 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
22nd Chinese Corps
11th Construction Regiment


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Ground combat at 82,38 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 450 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 421

Defending force 3028 troops, 28 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 86

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
61st Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps

A large convoy intercepted near Rangoon. Several units have been divined heading there via sea by SigInt lately.
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ASW attack near Moulmein at 54,55

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano
CL Oi
AMC Nosiro Maru
APD Hagi
APD Fuji
APD Nadakaze
APD Shimakaze
xAK Awa Maru
xAK Wazan Maru
xAK Shinai Maru
xAK Uzan Maru
xAK Kosho Maru
xAK Misaki Maru
xAK Unkai Maru #3
xAK Miho Maru
xAK Jinsai Maru
xAK Columbia Maru
xAKL Honan Maru
xAKL Taisoku Maru
xAKL Shoyu Maru
xAKL Muko Maru
xAKL Kensho Maru
DD Shirayuki
DD Shirakumo
APD Tade

Allied Ships
SS KXIV

SS KXIV is sighted by escort
DD Shirayuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shirakumo fails to find sub and abandons search
APD Tade fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Tade fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Tade fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Tade fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Tade fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Tade fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

The bombardment and air strike hit only the base, but the overall effect at Ocean Island was significant progress.
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Ground combat at Ocean Island (130,130)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1514 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

Defending force 1458 troops, 4 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

Assaulting units:
46th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
3rd Marine Raider Battalion
110th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
2nd/102nd Infantry Bn /1


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Ground combat at Ocean Island (130,130)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1385 troops, 4 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

Defending force 1514 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 23

Japanese adjusted defense: 55

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
282 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
3rd Marine Raider Battalion
110th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
2nd/102nd Infantry Bn /1

Defending units:
46th Naval Guard Unit

The Empire made some air strikes at our forces just below Kalemyo that are heading straight for the plain. Our strikes against their units to slow them down are hitting home. The Indian divisions tasked with being the tip of the wedge are moving at full speed.

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RE: 1943 March 20 - 2/8/2013 6:33:20 AM   
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Have you considered withdrawing towards Burma with the Chinese or will you die in place? By the looks of it withdrawing west will not be possible for very long?

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RE: 1943 March 20 - 2/8/2013 1:59:40 PM   
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ORIGINAL: JocMeister

Have you considered withdrawing towards Burma with the Chinese or will you die in place? By the looks of it withdrawing west will not be possible for very long?

I continue to consider it. The units around the word 'Kweiyang' on the map above are moving westward to hold that road. Both toward Chungking and toward Burma. I suppose my very, very, very last line of defense in China is to hold the route toward Burma for two reasons. The smaller reason is to allow relief from the Allies. I doubt that will matter much. The greater reason is to prevent easy flooding of Burma with Imperial units from China.

Things in Burma are moving along and it's a real race to see if I can bust open the Burma plain before the remainder of China is overwhelmed. In addition to the British and Indians, in Burma I also have the two American Divisions, three Australian divisions, one armored units from each country, and several smaller Australian units. If I can kill in place a few Imperial units or at least shatter them that should put great pressure on Walter to start pulling units from China. I haven't checked, but for all I know that's where the units I've recently seen (SigInt) headed to Burma are coming from.

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RE: 1943 March 20 - 2/8/2013 7:43:43 PM   
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Just finally caught up. Witpqs, this is a fine AAR and I've enjoyed reading every page of it. Also, your recommendation of Greenshot and Paint.net may just change my AAR life.

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RE: 1943 March 20 - 2/10/2013 9:33:49 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: JocMeister

Have you considered withdrawing towards Burma with the Chinese or will you die in place? By the looks of it withdrawing west will not be possible for very long?

I continue to consider it. The units around the word 'Kweiyang' on the map above are moving westward to hold that road. Both toward Chungking and toward Burma. I suppose my very, very, very last line of defense in China is to hold the route toward Burma for two reasons. The smaller reason is to allow relief from the Allies. I doubt that will matter much. The greater reason is to prevent easy flooding of Burma with Imperial units from China.

Things in Burma are moving along and it's a real race to see if I can bust open the Burma plain before the remainder of China is overwhelmed. In addition to the British and Indians, in Burma I also have the two American Divisions, three Australian divisions, one armored units from each country, and several smaller Australian units. If I can kill in place a few Imperial units or at least shatter them that should put great pressure on Walter to start pulling units from China. I haven't checked, but for all I know that's where the units I've recently seen (SigInt) headed to Burma are coming from.


As you know I lost China pretty early in my first PBEM and will loose it in my second too. It makes things a lot harder as it frees up a crazy amount of Chinese troops. But I think the biggest thing is that the Jap player no longer has to worry about being cut off in Burma in later game.

I would certainly try and connect with China from Burma as soon as possible! Even the smallest trickle of supply will certainly make a difference!


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RE: 1943 March 20 - 2/10/2013 4:45:45 PM   
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Thanks, aphrochine. I know you'll love those utilities. Other graphics programs are way more powerful than Paint.net, but it does more than I use for the AAR and does it quickly and easily. Same for Greenshot.

Jock, the boys are going as fast as they can in Burma, and as slow as they dare in China! We've got a 2x2 PBM going that is in August '43 where we have recaptured Burma down to Moulmein. The supplies that have been flowing into China are growing that army explosively! Some days more than a regiment's worth of replacement squads are taken in by the units. Walter is my opponent in Burma in that one too, so he is already on to whatever meager tricks I have. Hopefully Operation Wedge was unexpected enough to put him off balance. It won't be long before we know.

BTW, he's got some RL stuff this weekend so likely no turn until tomorrow.

Happy Chinese New Year!

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RE: 1943 March 20 - 2/11/2013 12:54:42 AM   
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Witps, how do you maintain such a pace of operations?? Are you invading with less than 100 prep, or just prepping many locations early??

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RE: 1943 March 20 - 2/11/2013 6:49:24 AM   
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Mostly prepping locations early. Ocean Island was opportunistic and not 100% prep, but nearly everything else is (for all or almost all units). You've got to be prepping far ahead or you will be faced with a choice of either low-prep operations or running out of time. Use Tracker to help audit what units are prepping for what targets.

In the big land campaigns (think Burma at the moment) what I am doing is the same thing, but that means in any given battle only some units are prepped for that target. Other units in the battle are prepping for later targets. I figure that way I am getting some benefit while still being able to move on. Otherwise after a battle there would be a delay while everybody prepped for the next target, and that would be too slow.

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RE: 1943 March 20 - 2/11/2013 7:13:03 AM   
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This is very interesting AAR and I have been following it closely. I think, apart from China, that Allies are in quite good shape for early 1943. Besides, now you start to get F6F Hellcats.

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1943 March 21

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Ocean Island

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Dull pitchforks inspire heroes elsewhere in China.
quote:


Ground combat at 80,47 (near Patung)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31360 troops, 279 guns, 51 vehicles, Assault Value = 687

Defending force 20824 troops, 158 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 81

Japanese adjusted assault: 367

Allied adjusted defense: 226

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
204 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
228 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Assaulting units:
17th/B Division
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
110th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
15th/C Division
13th/C Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps


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Ground combat at Tuyun (74,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1326 troops, 109 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 713

Defending force 49867 troops, 306 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1446

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

Assaulting units:
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
22nd/A Division
3rd/B Division
114th Infantry Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
104th/C Division
21st Mortar Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion

Defending units:
24th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
21st Group Army
1st Artillery Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
20th Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at 82,38 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13934 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 423

Defending force 3001 troops, 27 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 81

Japanese adjusted assault: 289

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 72 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1287 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 32 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
61st Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps

Ocean Island is captured and cleared.
quote:


Night Naval bombardment of Ocean Island at 130,130

Allied Ships
CA Vincennes
CA New Orleans
CA Salt Lake City
DD Hobby
DD Woodworth

Japanese ground losses:
219 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Resources hits 1
Port hits 6
Port supply hits 1

CA Vincennes firing at 46th Naval Guard Unit
CA New Orleans firing at Ocean Island
CA Salt Lake City firing at Ocean Island
DD Hobby firing at Ocean Island
DD Woodworth firing at Ocean Island


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Ground combat at Ocean Island (130,130)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1059 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Defending force 1468 troops, 4 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Assaulting units:
46th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
110th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
3rd Marine Raider Battalion
2nd/102nd Infantry Bn /1


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Ground combat at Ocean Island (130,130)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1395 troops, 4 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Defending force 1059 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Allied adjusted assault: 16

Japanese adjusted defense: 3

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Ocean Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1323 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 59 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (10 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
3rd Marine Raider Battalion
110th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
2nd/102nd Infantry Bn /1

Defending units:
46th Naval Guard Unit

A sub attack on the invasion forces off Ocean Island was repulsed. There are 2 IJN ships seen 9 hexes NE of Nauru and our Battle Fleet (presently 1 hex NW Nauru) is still unspotted. Could this be an impending surface raid on what is thought to be an unprotected anchorage? The carriers will move south of Nauru while the fast battleships will take up patrol in the path of the raiders.

Only Lexington remains to make ready at Pearl Harbor, and she is scheduled back in service tomorrow. Many APA were declared ready at Pearl today and many more are expected ready in two days at Brisbane.




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