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RE: 1943 April 21 - 3/22/2013 4:45:29 PM   
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At least two, but possibly as many as four game starts I've had them hit battleships in Pearl Harbor. On at least one occasion - and in that game it also occurred on a restart after a couple of turns (different opponent) - the single hit from an SSX actually sank the battleship outright! Walter has used them to make attacks on (IIRC) Suva and Auckland. Auckland several times, actually. Maybe Sydney too, I forget*.

* Must keep ASW and AM forces on guard at ports!


Wow, we certainly have had to very different experiences! Erik will probably correct me if I´m wrong but I think he has still to hit something with them.

Most of those other attacks failed (I think one hit something minor), but the Devious One keeps me on my toes!

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1943 April 22 - 3/25/2013 6:21:49 AM   
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1943 April 22

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


No ground combat in China, but Imperial forces have attained some new positions. Two units have finished moving cross country to the left south/western end of the defensive line west of Kweiyang. Other units have repositioned within the Chungking plain, and one has moved onto the road WNW of Sian against a large number of Chinese units that are repositioning westward. Three units have made it to the road midway between Chungking and Kweiyang. Basically the Chinese units in each hex of the line have their backs against the wall. A failure in any hex is very bad now.

Our attack in Burma went well, inflicting many more casualties than the final odds alone would indicate.
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Ground combat at 55,47 (near Akyab)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26292 troops, 350 guns, 477 vehicles, Assault Value = 933

Defending force 16526 troops, 117 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 341

Allied adjusted assault: 510

Japanese adjusted defense: 490

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1326 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 60 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 43 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 19 (4 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
139 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Vehicles lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Cavalry Regiment
14th Indian Division
2/10th Armoured Regiment
754th Tank Battalion
9th Australian Division

Defending units:
47th Infantry Regiment
33rd Division
15th Army

Most of our units have disruption in the low teens, but the attack will continue tomorrow. two brigades will make it to the plain tomorrow, 1 hex and 2 hexes west of Shwebo. The 2nd British Division is being bombed heavily, both disrupting it and slowing its movement. As more units get onto the plain that will be less effective.

All of the 1st Fiji Commando Bn is on Kusaie Island, except the combat engineers, which will not air drop. An APD TF is leaving Nauru with supply tonight and another will leave tomorrow with the engineers. While before there were many ships in port at Kwajalein, the raid caused the egress of those that survived. 2 x SSX are seen by recon, so the B-24 will visit tomorrow.

The Horn Island invasion is loaded up although they have been spotted. They and their escorts will set off. The Dutch will patrol to the west of the objective while the Commonwealth cruisers and USN destroyers provide close cover. CAP will be courtesy of LBA. We'll see if DAW HQ is planning to strike.

Continuous recon is showing 2 units and more troops at Lunga, 1,240 troops, 8 guns and 0 AFV. There is a chance that one regiment will not be enough, so the prepped tank Bns will load up on LST and head that way in case. Russell Islands airfield is now size 1, and sports Corsairs and P-40K.

Here is a look at China.




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RE: 1943 April 22 - 3/25/2013 6:25:50 AM   
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Are you going to abandon the Central planes and withdraw towards the mountains? Looking at GJ/Q-balls game even without supply GJ doesn´t seem to be able to clear out the mountains. Might be a better option to withdraw there then die in the open?

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RE: 1943 April 22 - 3/25/2013 7:26:18 AM   
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If I have to I will. But I'm not going willingly! I figure - hope - that I already have enough in the mountains and such that I won't need more there. So if I hold those three or four cities on the plain as tenaciously as I can that adds to Walter's burden. If he can clear out the plain then things get easier for him.

With my offensive underway in Burma I really do not want to voluntarily free up any of his troops in China. It's likely that he will hold on to the Burma road with the last breath of many Imperial units in Burma. So, I will take advantage by moving to the south and not waste effort there. I'll grab as much of Burma and Thailand as I can before running out of steam. The order of the day is to move before defenses are in place, cutting off and destroying units as possible.

Imperial units that are bottled up in northern Burma and east of the plain (~Lashio) are out of place and can rot until a convenient time to deal with them. So far that looks like at least 5 regiments, plus the units across the border into China. Let them stay out of play while my units concentrate and smash the units in front of them.

That's the current plan.

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RE: 1943 April 22 - 3/25/2013 7:38:59 AM   
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Sounds like a good plan indeed! With amount of headway you already have in Burma I think its looking very good!

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1943 April 23 - 3/26/2013 5:47:08 PM   
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1943 April 23

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


A reconnoiter reveals to the Empire that the center of the line south of Chungking is strongly held.
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Ground combat at 75,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4476 troops, 36 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 563

Defending force 44667 troops, 237 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1403

Assaulting units:
51st Infantry Brigade
57th Infantry Brigade
13th/A Division

Defending units:
95th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps


The P-400 unit at Shwebo was finally caught, losing 16 aircraft to few if any enemy. All combat was over the base, and only 6 pilots were KIA although another 7 were WIA. They're pulling out to upgrade plane models and take on replacement pilots.

The ground attack in Burma went well, but now our troops have some disruption in the twenties. Do we attack or rest a day?
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Ground combat at 55,47 (near Akyab)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26429 troops, 373 guns, 478 vehicles, Assault Value = 916

Defending force 15478 troops, 110 guns, 83 vehicles, Assault Value = 272

Allied adjusted assault: 212

Japanese adjusted defense: 181

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1168 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 62 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 69 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 15 (7 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
215 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Vehicles lost 20 (3 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Assaulting units:
2/10th Armoured Regiment
3rd Cavalry Regiment
14th Indian Division
754th Tank Battalion
9th Australian Division
77th Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
33rd Division
15th Army
47th Infantry Regiment

We'll continue attacking. It looks like most units that made it to Magwe have now fled south via the rail line. There are now 2 units there with 4,100 troops and 15 guns.

The Horn Island assault force is on site and will begin unloading. The 31st Infantry Rgt is embarked on landing craft and should unload all at once. LRCAP protecting the landing intercepted Imperial transports in the air.

The Lunga assault force is four hexes out but they have been spotted and so will go straight in.

Our raiders shot the gap and are now in view of the Eye of Mordor with DL 10/10. They found nothing but at least they have done some advertising.





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1943 April 24 - 3/28/2013 3:15:59 AM   
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1943 April 24

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Horn Island

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Horn Island

The line holds in China.
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Ground combat at 78,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1134 troops, 0 guns, 215 vehicles, Assault Value = 1036

Defending force 36116 troops, 149 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 773

Japanese adjusted assault: 84

Allied adjusted defense: 910

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 10

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 29 (2 destroyed, 27 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
602 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 59 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
37th Division
15th Ind.Mixed Brigade
14th Tank Regiment
17th Tank Regiment
39th Division
6th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
13th Group Army


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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1482 troops, 100 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 637

Defending force 44866 troops, 104 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 926

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

Assaulting units:
36th/B Division
32nd/A Division
22nd/A Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
104th/C Division
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
12th Army
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
91st Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
2nd Construction Regiment
6th War Area
21st Group Army
9th War Area
9th Chinese Base Force
7th Chinese Base Force
7th Artillery Regiment
2nd Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
14th Construction Regiment
4th War Area
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 81,41 (near Ankang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5316 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 321

Defending force 1295 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 18

Japanese adjusted assault: 158

Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 22 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
343 casualties reported
Squads: 31 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
15th RGC Temp. Division
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
34th/C Division

Defending units:
43rd Chinese Corps


In Burma the continued ground assault went well from the standpoint of damage to the Imperial formations, but our troops now need to rest and recover disruption. Perhaps the Empire's minions will get away, perhaps we will get yet another chance at them.
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Ground combat at 55,47 (near Akyab)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26750 troops, 425 guns, 522 vehicles, Assault Value = 882

Defending force 14487 troops, 105 guns, 82 vehicles, Assault Value = 224

Allied adjusted assault: 314

Japanese adjusted defense: 373

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1290 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 61 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 16 (2 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 60 (10 destroyed, 50 disabled)

Assaulting units:
754th Tank Battalion
14th Indian Division
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2/10th Armoured Regiment
9th Australian Division
2/11th Field Regiment
77th Heavy AA Regiment
2/1st Med Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
33rd Division
15th Army
47th Infantry Regiment

Our cruiser TF withdrew from hostile waters without harm and is heading for Madras to refuel. They are all old cruisers with low fuel capacities and so have no additional high-speed runs in their bunkers. Hopefully Imperial carriers will not come calling before they make Madras.

Horn Island was a pushover, as expected from Intel and months of bombing.
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Ground combat at Horn Island (91,128)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 3540 troops, 43 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 112

Defending force 247 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

Allied adjusted assault: 52

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 52 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Horn Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
284 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

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

Assaulting units:
31st Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
85th Naval Guard Unit


Lunga now shows yet more troops than previous days' scouting. All hail Fog Of War! The lesson, of course, is that I should have simply loaded up all the forces which I had prepared, and held perceived extras at sea. In that case they would have been available immediately.
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Ground combat at Lunga (114,138)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1813 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 76

Defending force 4866 troops, 38 guns, 53 vehicles, Assault Value = 159

Assaulting units:
7th Indpt SNLF Coy
42nd Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
2nd Marine Regiment
1st AmphTrac Engr Bn /2

The rest of the 1st AmphTrac Engr Bn was unwittingly left behind. They will be picked up and moved forward ASAP.

There was some interesting Intel gleaned from contacts during turn resolution. Our submarines made four attacks that revealed the movement of Imperial ships. One, an AS north of the Marshalls (AS Yasukuni Maru seen hit by a torpedo but no damage noted). I presume that one is moving away from the danger area. Another was on a convoy between Ponape and Truk, attacked twice. I presume that Ponape is hastily being reinforced. A third was on an AO between Truk and Rabaul, but much closer to Truk. That one is more interesting. Is fuel needed at Rabaul? For routine operations? For movement of troops? For naval combat operations? The AO could even be meant to serve warships at sea after high-speed operations.

Shortlands, Munda, and Tulagi airfields are shut down. The NZ Fiji Bde and support troops begin loading to seize and set up a base at Rekata Bay. When they are ready, the Battle Fleet will cover the operation. Rekata Bay is undefended and can only be approached from the east/north side, so at least the Imperial subs should be most or all out of position. It is also far enough away from Rabaul that if IJN carriers choose to act they will have little if any LBA help.

Here is a look at Burma, with some detail about the Allied forces rushing to beat the defenders.




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1943 April 25 - 3/28/2013 5:11:08 PM   
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1943 April 25

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Auki

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Lunga

This line still holds in China. This is the second day in a row that the 43rd Corps was battered but did not retreat.
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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1482 troops, 100 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 640

Defending force 44900 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 932

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

Assaulting units:
32nd/A Division
36th/B Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
22nd/A Division
104th/C Division
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
12th Army
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
2nd Construction Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
21st Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
4th War Area
9th Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
7th Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
2nd Chinese Base Force
6th War Area
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 81,41 (near Ankang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5301 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 319

Defending force 993 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 91

Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1

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

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

Assaulting units:
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
15th RGC Temp. Division
34th/C Division

Defending units:
43rd Chinese Corps


In Burma Myitkyina has now been abandoned by the Empire and will be occupied tomorrow. the troops SE of Akyab will rest one more day before attacking. SigInt says a fresh division is headed to Rangoon on board ship (the 9th). I think we had a sync problem because the replay showed that a TF of xAKL came under attack at Akyab, resulting in no hits and the loss of 7 x Betties (which usually means closer to 14). But alas, the battle does not appear in the combat report nor in the day's plane losses. Some little electron junior officer is going to pay for inserting a training report into the official Combat Replay stream I tell you!!

Those IJN oilers are now at or near Kavieng.
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Sub attack near Kavieng at 108,118

Japanese Ships
AO Iro, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
AO Hayamoto
DD Kagero

Allied Ships
SS Hoe

SS Hoe launches 4 torpedoes at AO Iro
DD Kagero fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kagero fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kagero fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kagero fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kagero fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

In return I-7 and I-176 both found and attacked the CVE force near Rennell Island. Both attacks were repulsed with hits on the subs, but the carriers must now move. One of our Dutch subs hit a PB at Sabang. The best news was the protection afforded to a supply convoy now unloading at Russell Islands.
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TF 169 encounters mine field at Russell Islands (113,136)

Japanese Ships
SS I-170, Mine hits 1, heavy damage



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TF 169 encounters mine field at Russell Islands (113,136)

Japanese Ships
SS I-170, Mine hits 1, heavy damage



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TF 169 encounters mine field at Russell Islands (113,136)

Japanese Ships
SS I-174, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



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TF 169 encounters mine field at Russell Islands (113,136)

Japanese Ships
SS I-170, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



At least one of the three Imperial units scouted at Port Moresby is now moving east to Dobadura. Tomorrow the 192nd Tank Bn and the 2/11th Armoured Car Rgt will be 1 hex from Corunna Downs, and the 1st Australian Para Bn will drop on Corunna Downs itself.




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1943 April 26 - 3/28/2013 11:31:00 PM   
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1943 April 26

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Myitkyina
Corunna Downs

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The grip just tightens and tightens in China.
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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 2572 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 216

Allied adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 108 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
664 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 70 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
71st Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1482 troops, 100 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 641

Defending force 44373 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 927

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

Assaulting units:
36th/B Division
32nd/A Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
22nd/A Division
104th/C Division
4th Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
12th Army
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
6th War Area
3rd War Area
7th Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
4th War Area
9th Chinese Base Force
2nd Chinese Base Force
21st Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 77,43 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

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

Defending force 301 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 130

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 130 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
72 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
49th Chinese Division


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Ground combat at 81,41 (near Ankang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5307 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 373

Defending force 959 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 109

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 27 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
163 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
12th RGC Temp. Division
15th RGC Temp. Division
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
34th/C Division

Defending units:
43rd Chinese Corps


Our force near Akyab will attack tomorrow, aided by reduction in disruption and the arrival of another armored unit.
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Ground combat at 55,47 (near Akyab)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1173 troops, 104 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 939

Defending force 13752 troops, 106 guns, 82 vehicles, Assault Value = 177

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

Assaulting units:
3rd Cavalry Regiment
754th Tank Battalion
2/10th Armoured Regiment
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
14th Indian Division
9th Australian Division
77th Heavy AA Regiment
2/1st Med Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
47th Infantry Regiment
33rd Division
15th Army

We seem to have captured a nice supply cache at Myitkyina, better than 21,000 tons!

Corunna Downs was seized without incident.
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Ground combat at Corunna Downs (57,131)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 144 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

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

Allied adjusted assault: 11

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Corunna Downs !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
1st Australian Para Bn /1


Another B-24 attack on Kwajalein netted some prey.
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Morning Air attack on Kwajalein Island , at 132,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 13

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AMc Tama Maru #3, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SSX Ha-5, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

Port hits 8
Port fuel hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on Kwajalein Island , at 132,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 9

No Allied losses

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

Port hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on Kwajalein Island , at 132,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6

No Allied losses

Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1

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


Lots of sub action around the southern Solomons but no hits on our ships. The Imperial AV at Lunga is going down. Aerial bombing of them has been light and hardly effective, but their own bombardments have done more damage. Perhaps they are pulling squads out via air.
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Ground combat at Lunga (114,138)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1755 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 4928 troops, 38 guns, 53 vehicles, Assault Value = 163

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

Assaulting units:
7th Indpt SNLF Coy
42nd Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
2nd Marine Regiment
1st AmphTrac Engineer Battalion


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1943 April 27 - 3/29/2013 5:47:00 PM   
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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Lunga

Lots of ground combat in China. The 43rd Corps finally succumbs, but it took a shock attack at 356 to 1 odds!
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Ground combat at 76,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1320 troops, 0 guns, 241 vehicles, Assault Value = 748

Defending force 41099 troops, 194 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1219

Japanese adjusted assault: 61

Allied adjusted defense: 943

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 15

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 46 (6 destroyed, 40 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
398 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
35th Division
12th Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
61st Infantry Brigade
13th Tank Regiment
5th Armored Car Co
22nd/B Division

Defending units:
90th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
16th Group Army
35th Group Army


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Ground combat at 78,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1110 troops, 0 guns, 214 vehicles, Assault Value = 1048

Defending force 35974 troops, 148 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 757

Japanese adjusted assault: 97

Allied adjusted defense: 1168

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 12

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 20 (2 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
367 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 51 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
15th Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th Tank Regiment
39th Division
37th Division
14th Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
13th Group Army


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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1482 troops, 100 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 642

Defending force 44329 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 925

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

Assaulting units:
32nd/A Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
36th/B Division
22nd/A Division
104th/C Division
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
12th Army
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Base Force
6th War Area
7th Chinese Base Force
4th War Area
9th War Area
9th Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
21st Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 80,39 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6608 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 554

Defending force 25314 troops, 54 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 664

Assaulting units:
59th Infantry Brigade
138th Infantry Regiment
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
32nd/C Division

Defending units:
27th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
38th Group Army
19th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 73,49 (near Kweiyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1152 troops, 0 guns, 213 vehicles, Assault Value = 495

Defending force 43830 troops, 237 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1261

Japanese adjusted assault: 82

Allied adjusted defense: 627

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 7

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 29 (2 destroyed, 27 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
508 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

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

Defending units:
73rd Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
2nd Construction Regiment
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
78th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
79th Chinese/B Corps
7th Artillery Regiment
14th Construction Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment


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Ground combat at 81,41 (near Ankang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 7269 troops, 58 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 374

Defending force 817 troops, 13 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 356

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 356 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
874 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 89 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 13 (13 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
15th RGC Temp. Division
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
12th RGC Temp. Division
34th/C Division

Defending units:
43rd Chinese Corps


The ground attack in Burma continued to grind on the withdrawing Imperials.
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Ground combat at 55,47 (near Akyab)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27983 troops, 454 guns, 634 vehicles, Assault Value = 954

Defending force 13761 troops, 106 guns, 82 vehicles, Assault Value = 173

Allied adjusted assault: 591

Japanese adjusted defense: 340

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1151 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 38 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 10 (7 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
103 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Cavalry Regiment
14th Indian Division
2/10th Armoured Regiment
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
754th Tank Battalion
9th Australian Division
2/9th Field Regiment
77th Heavy AA Regiment
2/1st Med Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
47th Infantry Regiment
33rd Division
15th Army

The attack will continue tomorrow. The first two units have arrived at Magwe, a Bde and a tank Rgt. Another Bde is now on the way to Magwe, another to Mandalay, and the motorized Bde will be diverted to Meiktila (which it is prepped for). Meiktila now scouts as having only 1 unit present. Magwe has 2, Mandalay still has 1, and there is 1 more to the east of Mandalay. Clearly DAW HQ is savvy to avoiding additional forces being stuck away from the vulnerable area to the south.

Tomorrow another Bde and 2 x Div will make it onto the plain. 2nd British Div is about a day away from crossing the river just north of Magwe but is being bombed savagely. Disruption now 88%. Morale is 92%, so apparently they feel sleeping in an extra hour for just one morning will fix everything!

I'm pretty confident that Lunga will be taken in the first attack tomorrow. The 1st AmphTrac Engineer Battalion will not attack. All the 4EB within range will harry the defenders. The 7th Indpt SNLF Coy is no longer at Lunga, so the Empire is definitely flying out troops.
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Ground combat at Lunga (114,138)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1671 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

Defending force 6206 troops, 38 guns, 266 vehicles, Assault Value = 270

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

Assaulting units:
42nd Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Auckland (Mtd) Rifl Regiment
2nd Marine Regiment
Q Alexandra's (Mtd) Regiment
Otago (Mtd) Rifles Regiment
1st AmphTrac Engineer Battalion

The support forces will move closer in case the attack is a success. The carriers are moving off to support the invasion of Rekata Bay, and possibly Vangunu just after. The fast battleships are on scene as well. Definitely at that point there will be some administrative activity with the fleet, as some CVE and Wasp need to upgrade, there are enough Hellcats available for at least 2 more carrier groups, and several cruisers and destroyers are also due to upgrade.

An APD TF is carrying some combat engineers to Kusaie Island. Another APD TF will deliver a USMC Raider Bn to seize Ontong Java as the Rekata Bay invasion goes in.

Here is China, where there are some visible changes over the past two days.




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1943 April 28 - 3/30/2013 4:49:44 AM   
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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Lunga

Just bombardments in China.

10 Betties were knocked down over Akyab by CAP and no attack runs were made on the merchants.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Akyab at 54,45

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 10
P-39D Airacobra x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 6 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.261 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
51st FG/26th FS with P-39D Airacobra (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead


The ground attack in Burma went very well and seems like it must achieve a breakthrough tomorrow. I found the 14th Indian Division was set to defend, and I'm not sure if that happened after combat or if I did that by mistake when I was setting a new preparation target. If so then we might have achieved that breakthrough today instead. But will the Imperials be slow enough for us to get one more chance?
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Ground combat at 55,47 (near Akyab)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 17073 troops, 328 guns, 591 vehicles, Assault Value = 930

Defending force 13038 troops, 106 guns, 82 vehicles, Assault Value = 137

Allied adjusted assault: 460

Japanese adjusted defense: 235

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1001 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 53 disabled
Non Combat: 39 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 13 (5 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
63 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
14th Indian Division
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
2/10th Armoured Regiment
3rd Cavalry Regiment
754th Tank Battalion
9th Australian Division
2/11th Field Regiment
2/1st Med Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
77th Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
47th Infantry Regiment
33rd Division
15th Army

An air bridge for supply from Chittagong to Shwebo is working quite well, with Shwebo up to 2,300 tons of supply. A Japanese units at Bhamo is actually heading SE over the Chinese border and on the road midway between Lashio and Paoshan. I will make no efforts toward opening the road, as mentioned earlier, instead seeking to trap those units and hold them harmless until dealing with them is not a distraction.

Lunga was not captured due to stout fortifications, but our troops achieved 3 to 1 final odds.
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Ground combat at Lunga (114,138)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1628 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Defending force 6279 troops, 38 guns, 277 vehicles, Assault Value = 272

Assaulting units:
42nd Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Q Alexandra's (Mtd) Regiment
2nd Marine Regiment
Auckland (Mtd) Rifl Regiment
Otago (Mtd) Rifles Regiment
1st AmphTrac Engineer Battalion


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Ground combat at Lunga (114,138)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5535 troops, 38 guns, 226 vehicles, Assault Value = 272

Defending force 1628 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Allied adjusted assault: 126

Japanese adjusted defense: 33

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
210 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
2nd Marine Regiment
Auckland (Mtd) Rifl Regiment
Q Alexandra's (Mtd) Regiment
Otago (Mtd) Rifles Regiment
1st AmphTrac Engineer Battalion

Defending units:
42nd Naval Guard Unit

Several search planes have been shot down out of Russell Islands and Thousand Ships Bay. It seems that flying near Rabaul is dangerous!

Here is a look at Burma. I suppose that Operation Wedge can be declared a success.





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1943 April 29 - 4/2/2013 6:16:25 PM   
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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Stewart Island
Lunga

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Lunga

Recon bombardments in China.
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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1482 troops, 100 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 790

Defending force 44239 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 921

Assaulting units:
22nd/A Division
36th/B Division
27th/B Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
32nd/A Division
104th/C Division
4th Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
12th Army
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
9th War Area
4th War Area
21st Group Army
6th War Area
2nd Chinese Base Force
7th Chinese Base Force
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 80,39 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6608 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 563

Defending force 25359 troops, 54 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 676

Assaulting units:
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
59th Infantry Brigade
138th Infantry Regiment
32nd/C Division

Defending units:
9th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
38th Group Army
19th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 79,41 (near Kienko)

Japanese Bombardment attack

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

Defending force 10600 troops, 77 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 273

Assaulting units:
60th Infantry Brigade

Defending units:
83rd Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
33rd Group Army


Our forces in Burma got that one more day of attacking the withdrawing enemy in their sights, and made good use of it.
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Ground combat at 55,47 (near Akyab)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27762 troops, 453 guns, 633 vehicles, Assault Value = 919

Defending force 12225 troops, 101 guns, 82 vehicles, Assault Value = 92

Allied adjusted assault: 429

Japanese adjusted defense: 73

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
4072 casualties reported
Squads: 110 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 201 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 21 (19 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 26 (19 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Allied ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2/10th Armoured Regiment
754th Tank Battalion
14th Indian Division
3rd Cavalry Regiment
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
9th Australian Division
2/11th Field Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
2/1st Med Regiment
77th Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
33rd Division
15th Army
47th Infantry Regiment

Meiktila appears to now be abandoned. The 13th Indian Bde has made Magwe, giving us 2x Inf Bde and 1x Arm Rgt there. Heavy bombing strikes on the defenders will begin tomorrow, but the ground attack will wait. For one thing, the Arm Bde we have there is disrupted by Imperial air attacks to the point of uselessness. For another, the infantry there are prepped for different objectives, so we'll soften them up while other units continue maneuvering.

Lunga fell hard today. Possibly some more troops were pulled out by air, too.
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Ground combat at Lunga (114,138)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5506 troops, 38 guns, 226 vehicles, Assault Value = 267

Defending force 1289 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

Allied adjusted assault: 122

Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 24 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Lunga !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
502 casualties reported
Squads: 44 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
2nd Marine Regiment
Auckland (Mtd) Rifl Regiment
Q Alexandra's (Mtd) Regiment
Otago (Mtd) Rifles Regiment
1st AmphTrac Engineer Battalion

Defending units:
42nd Naval Guard Unit


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42nd Naval Guard Unit Wiped Out at Lunga by attrition!!!


It appears that the IJN will begin opposing our operations at Kusaie Island.
quote:


Sub attack near Roi-Namur at 131,113

Japanese Ships
CL Abukuma
CL Kuma
CL Yura
DD Isokaze
DD Maikaze

Allied Ships
SS Grunion

SS Grunion launches 4 torpedoes at CL Abukuma
DD Isokaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Maikaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Maikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Maikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Maikaze attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

2x CVE have been sighted at Rabaul. 4EB raids from Australia were ordered for Gasmata today but did not fly. They will be left ordered for tomorrow, plus raids (from the south) on Munda and Shortlands. The Battle Fleet and Rekata Bay invasion forces will move to the east of Rekata Bay for invasion the following day. PBY-type aircraft flying near Rabaul continue to take it on the chin, revealing high-quality fighter opposition.

Here is Burma. The track showing is Force R, the CA/CL/DD TF that recently made a foray into IJN convoy lanes. Their mission this time is to be seen and cause either delays in troop transit or the use of additional resources to carry it out.




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1943 April 30 - 4/2/2013 10:09:56 PM   
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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Small ground action in China.
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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1482 troops, 100 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 792

Defending force 44204 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 918

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

Assaulting units:
32nd/A Division
27th/B Division
36th/B Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
22nd/A Division
104th/C Division
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
12th Army
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Base Force
9th Chinese Base Force
4th War Area
6th War Area
7th Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
3rd War Area
21st Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 79,41 (near Kienko)

Japanese Bombardment attack

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

Defending force 10560 troops, 77 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 272

Assaulting units:
60th Infantry Brigade

Defending units:
83rd Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
33rd Group Army


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Ground combat at 80,36 (near Kungchang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3882 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Defending force 2161 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Japanese adjusted assault: 53

Allied adjusted defense: 25

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
607 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 47 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
11th Indpt Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
4th Chinese Base Force
6th Chinese Base Force


Fierce air action over Burma. Sweeps on both sides and strikes on troops out on the exposed plain by both sides. We did better, knocking down 18 Zeros while the other losses about evened out between the two sides. The heavy strikes might have done it, or perhaps the two divisions moving downstream across the river to cut off their exit, but the Imperial units at Magwe are now moving out. Our two infantry regiments will attack tomorrow.

Is this bad?
quote:


Engine Room open to sea aboard AK Fomalhaut

I guess so. She's gone! We also lost an AM in an ASW battle in the Solomons. In several encounters, though, there were hits made on subs, including one from the air. Over in the Marshalls our 4EB hit Roi-Namur airfield hard, now showing 35% damage.

Our 4EB hit Gasmata pretty well, but we have no recon going there so the results will be a bit mysterious. Our 4EB also kept Shortlands and Munda closed. Surprisingly, they ran into a few Zeros over Munda. Two troop TF are at Lunga commencing to unload engineers and other support troops.

The two CVE TF of the Battle Fleet have been seen, but no one else. The Fiji Bde will hit the beach at Rekata bay tomorrow. Here is a look at the area.




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1943 May 01 - 4/3/2013 11:40:33 PM   
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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Rekata Bay

Just maneuvers and bombardments in China.
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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1482 troops, 100 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 795

Defending force 44176 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 915

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

Assaulting units:
32nd/A Division
27th/B Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
22nd/A Division
36th/B Division
104th/C Division
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
12th Army
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
21st Group Army
9th War Area
6th War Area
2nd Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
4th War Area
7th Chinese Base Force
9th Chinese Base Force
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 79,41 (near Kienko)

Japanese Bombardment attack

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

Defending force 13901 troops, 112 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 380

Assaulting units:
60th Infantry Brigade

Defending units:
83rd Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
33rd Group Army


Our attack at Magwe went very well, with only strong fortifications preventing capture of that base. One of the enemy units managed to withdraw before the battle.
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Ground combat at Magwe (57,47)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8072 troops, 104 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 331

Defending force 3496 troops, 32 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 79

Allied adjusted assault: 97

Japanese adjusted defense: 20

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
135 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
13th Indian Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
29th British Brigade

Defending units:
146th Infantry Regiment

Air battles over Burma were quite intense, with the Hurricane IIc Trop models of No.30 Sqn RAF at Shwebo smashing their way through Imperial formations of fighters and bombers alike. By the end of the day they had lost 2 Hurricanes against a likely total of about 2 dozen attacking fighters and bombers! Throw in more losses to Allied fighter sweeps and well over thirty Imperial flying machines landed for the last time on Burmese soil.

The situation on the ground in Burma is changing rapidly. One of our regiments has arrived at Mandalay (although prepped for Lashio), and a motorized regiment has arrived at Meiktila, which is undefended. It looks like there are 6 Imperial units at Taung Gyi, which is an objective to block IJA units in northern Burma from timely moving south. Meiktila will be seized tomorrow. The troops at Magwe need to rest. At Mandalay our unit will attack, aided by some bomber support which will be diverted there. Two armored units and an infantry unit have made the plain northwest of Shwebo and are racing to the area of action.

Tomorrow two armored units will roll into Port Hedland into the domain of an unknown enemy unit. They are the ones that came through Corunna Downs after coordinating with the commandos. Another armored unit is about 150mi to the west, with infantry and HQ support another 100mi behind them.

Troops are ashore at undefended Rekata Bay. Lunga airfield is now in business at size 1 as two P-40E squadrons transfer there. Loads of support troops landed there today and more are on the way, so base building should move right along. As soon as the airfield hits size 2 both fighter squadrons will put LRCAP over nearby Tulagi.

Here is a look at Burma. You can see a defensive line being set up in the jungle to the south. We will have to go through/around that, which is part of the reason for punishing those units in front of our advance while cutting off those astride it.




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RE: 1943 May 01 - 4/4/2013 3:34:32 AM   
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Yes, engage the enemy more closely!!  By cracking skulls in the open plains, there may be a notable shortage of LYBs to bedevil you in the jungle to the south and west and at Rangoon.  Tallyho, the fox is on the run!

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1943 May 02 - 4/4/2013 7:10:29 PM   
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Right-o!


1943 May 02

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Meiktila
Rekata Bay

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Rekata Bay
Ontong Java

The Empire knocks about defenders on the Chungking plain.
quote:


Ground combat at 76,44 (near Chungking)

Japanese Shock attack

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

Defending force 1232 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 416

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 416 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
884 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 44 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
69th Infantry Brigade

Defending units:
71st Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1482 troops, 100 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 797

Defending force 44160 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 915

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

Assaulting units:
22nd/A Division
32nd/A Division
36th/B Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
27th/B Division
104th/C Division
12th Army
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Base Force
4th War Area
6th War Area
3rd War Area
2nd Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
21st Group Army
7th Chinese Base Force
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 81,40 (near Ankang)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6601 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 466

Defending force 40359 troops, 218 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 852

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

Assaulting units:
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
64th Infantry Brigade
34th/C Division

Defending units:
29th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
31st Group Army
3rd Group Army
24th Group Army
34th Group Army
36th Group Army
1st War Area
Red Chinese Army
8th Group Army
37th Group Army


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Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 646

Defending force 41191 troops, 174 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1005

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

Assaulting units:
53rd Infantry Brigade
19th/A Division
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
19th/B Division
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
85th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
82nd Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
5th War Area
22nd Group Army
8th War Area
8th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 77,42 (near Chengtu)

Japanese Shock attack

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

Defending force 189 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 252

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 252 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
102 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
49th Chinese Division


The attack at Mandalay went well, making a big dent in the defenses.
quote:


Ground combat at Mandalay (59,46)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4359 troops, 40 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 139

Defending force 1254 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Allied adjusted assault: 59

Japanese adjusted defense: 14

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
250 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
26th Indian Brigade

Defending units:
III./143rd Infantry Battalion

Today was somewhat tough in the air over Burma, though, as 5 x B-17 were lost, 4 to ops causes. The assault on Mandalay will continue tomorrow. Still only one Bde is ready to attack at Magwe. 2nd British Division will arrive tomorrow, and while also highly disrupted (33%), will add enough weight that a general attack will be made. There are 13 units at Taung Gyi, a size 4 airbase. We will invest it when sufficient forces are available. Meanwhile recon will commence. Max stacking at Taung Gyi is 45,000, so it's possible that the Empire will stack forces there for a counter-attack. Our strategy will remain to drive south. By cutting the road and seizing Toungoo, Pegu, Rangoon, and Moulmein if we can get it, Imperial troops in this region will be relegated to getting supply via the interior road and by air lift.

The armour attacks at Port Hedland tomorrow. Only one unit is scouted there on defense, and bombing revealed it as the 15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion.

Rekata bay was seized. But continuing a (now) tradition for the USMC Raiders in this game, Ontong Java turns out to be well defended!
quote:


Ground combat at Ontong Java (115,131)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1874 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

Defending force 799 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 24

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

Assaulting units:
Sasebo 5th SNLF
44th Field Const Co

Defending units:
1st Marine Raider Battalion


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Ground combat at Ontong Java (115,131)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 787 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

Defending force 2097 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 31

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 2)

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

Allied ground losses:
516 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
1st Marine Raider Battalion

Defending units:
Sasebo 5th SNLF
44th Field Const Co


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Ground combat at Rekata Bay (113,134)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3021 troops, 30 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 118

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

Allied adjusted assault: 113

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 113 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Rekata Bay !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:

Assaulting units:
Fiji Brigade
3rd RNZAF Base Force
17th NZ AA Bde /1

The meager remnants of the Bn are being lifted off the beach post haste.

As soon as the carriers are freed from the Rekata Bay operation, three more fighter squadrons will upgrade to Hellcats. Then the Vangunu operation will commence at once. When Vangunu is captured, the division slated for Munda will land there and march to Munda. Coincident with that landing, Torokina will be seized from the air by Australian commandos, after which the forces prepped for Shortlands will land and begin marching. That will be a good point for an operational break, when Wasp and the CVE scheduled for upgrade will retire, as will the various cruisers due for refit & upgrade.

Here is a look at the area. We now have 5x LBA fighter squadrons in the Solomons.




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1943 May 03 - 4/4/2013 11:00:23 PM   
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1943 May 03

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Port Hedland
Mandalay

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The Empire attacked in China.
quote:


Ground combat at 76,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 23169 troops, 167 guns, 226 vehicles, Assault Value = 749

Defending force 40824 troops, 194 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1179

Japanese adjusted assault: 77

Allied adjusted defense: 706

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 9

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

Japanese ground losses:
899 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 76 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
233 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment
5th Armored Car Co
61st Infantry Brigade
12th Tank Regiment
35th Division
15th Tank Regiment
22nd/B Division

Defending units:
90th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
16th Group Army
35th Group Army


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Ground combat at 78,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32529 troops, 241 guns, 273 vehicles, Assault Value = 1060

Defending force 35871 troops, 146 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 739

Japanese adjusted assault: 78

Allied adjusted defense: 991

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 12

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

Japanese ground losses:
912 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 82 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Vehicles lost 31 (2 destroyed, 29 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
342 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
17th Tank Regiment
39th Division
14th Tank Regiment
67th Infantry Brigade
37th Division
6th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
13th Group Army


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Ground combat at 75,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 24726 troops, 151 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 775

Defending force 43364 troops, 235 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1315

Assaulting units:
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
57th Infantry Brigade
51st Infantry Brigade
13th/A Division

Defending units:
86th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1482 troops, 100 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 799

Defending force 44105 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 914

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

Assaulting units:
36th/B Division
32nd/A Division
27th/B Division
22nd/A Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
104th/C Division
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
12th Army
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Base Force
21st Group Army
3rd War Area
4th War Area
9th Chinese Base Force
7th Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
6th War Area
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 81,40 (near Ankang)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6592 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 568

Defending force 40211 troops, 213 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 847

Assaulting units:
3rd Mobile Infantry Regiment
64th Infantry Brigade
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
34th/C Division

Defending units:
34th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
3rd Group Army
1st War Area
24th Group Army
34th Group Army
31st Group Army
8th Group Army
Red Chinese Army
36th Group Army
37th Group Army


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Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 646

Defending force 41135 troops, 174 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 996

Assaulting units:
53rd Infantry Brigade
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
19th/A Division
19th/B Division
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
41st Chinese Corps
82nd Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
8th War Area
5th War Area
22nd Group Army
8th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 77,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5103 troops, 42 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 330

Defending force 31254 troops, 104 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 950

Assaulting units:
15th/A Division
51st Engineer Regiment
104th/A Division

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


Mandalay is ours. Magwe will be attacked tomorrow.
quote:


Ground combat at Mandalay (59,46)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4328 troops, 40 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 136

Defending force 1106 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Allied adjusted assault: 131

Japanese adjusted defense: 8

Allied assault odds: 16 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Mandalay !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
428 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 1

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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
26th Indian Brigade

Defending units:
III./143rd Infantry Battalion

After the first day of recon we see Taung Gyi with 60 fighters, 11 bombers, 13 units, 3,820 troops, 68 guns, and 55 AFV. I presume that the real troop count is significantly higher.

Port Hedland is free again.
quote:


Ground combat at Port Hedland (57,129)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1176 troops, 3 guns, 191 vehicles, Assault Value = 110

Defending force 54 troops, 2 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 86

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 86 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Port Hedland !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
H6K4 Mavis: 2 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
192nd Tank Battalion
2/11th Armoured Car Regiment

Defending units:
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion


The troop count at Tulagi dropped another ~2,000 today. Lunga airbase is now size 2 and both squadrons will shift to LRCAP over Tulagi. Unloading continues at Rekata Bay. I am hoping for one more day but it might take two.

Here is a look at China.




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1943 May 04 - 4/5/2013 8:52:54 PM   
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1943 May 04

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Magwe

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


After yesterday's attacks, only bombardments in China.
quote:


Ground combat at 75,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 24712 troops, 151 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 774

Defending force 43205 troops, 235 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1306

Assaulting units:
57th Infantry Brigade
51st Infantry Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th/A Division

Defending units:
95th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1482 troops, 100 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 801

Defending force 44036 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 911

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

Assaulting units:
27th/B Division
32nd/A Division
36th/B Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
22nd/A Division
104th/C Division
4th Mortar Battalion
12th Army
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Base Force
4th War Area
9th War Area
2nd Chinese Base Force
6th War Area
21st Group Army
3rd War Area
7th Chinese Base Force
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 647

Defending force 41141 troops, 174 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 999

Assaulting units:
53rd Infantry Brigade
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
19th/A Division
19th/B Division
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
82nd Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
22nd Group Army
5th War Area
8th War Area
8th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 77,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5103 troops, 42 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 331

Defending force 31254 troops, 104 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 951

Assaulting units:
15th/A Division
51st Engineer Regiment
104th/A Division

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


Success in Burma, as we capture Magwe and smash an Imperial regiment.
quote:


Ground combat at Magwe (57,47)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21696 troops, 335 guns, 191 vehicles, Assault Value = 738

Defending force 2666 troops, 28 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Allied adjusted assault: 539

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 539 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Magwe !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1932 casualties reported
Squads: 84 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 47 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 29 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 13 (13 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (13 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
150th RAC Regiment
13th Indian Brigade
2nd British Division
29th British Brigade

Defending units:
146th Infantry Regiment

Fierce battles in the air over Burma. Taung Gyi is the major forward air base for the Empire. The B-17, B-25, and Wellingtons will rest a day from their troop strikes and the day after tomorrow will make a concerted strike on Taung Gyi. P-40K squadrons will rest as much as possible (emergency defensive intercepts only) and sweep Taung Gyi in support.

Disaster in the Solomons, as a CVE is destroyed before daylight. The fighter and torpedo bomber squadrons have been bought back and are quoted as arriving in 30 to 180 days.
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Sub attack near Thousand Ships Bay at 114,135

Japanese Ships
SS I-8

Allied Ships
CVE Chenango, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Sims
DD Perkins
DD Cushing

Massive explosion on CVE Chenango
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Chenango
SS I-8 launches 6 torpedoes at CVE Chenango
DD Perkins fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Cushing fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cushing fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cushing fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cushing fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cushing attacking submerged sub ....
DD Cushing is out of ASW ammo
DD Cushing is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


We have our first look at Truk. Battleships and more in harbor there, but few aircraft and about 15,000 troops. Hmm...

A series of non or lightly escorted strikes on our TF at Akyab was intercepted with good effect. That TF is on its way to Ramree Island, so defending it over Akyab is a bonus. P-38 sweeps and 4EB strikes on Finschhafen, combined with action over Burma, meant that in spite of the losses on board Chenango we did quite well in the air.




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1943 May 05 - 4/7/2013 8:35:32 PM   
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1943 May 05

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The Empire is pressing in China.
quote:


Ground combat at 75,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 24700 troops, 151 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 773

Defending force 43017 troops, 235 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1296

Assaulting units:
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
51st Infantry Brigade
57th Infantry Brigade
13th/A Division

Defending units:
86th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2607 troops, 194 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 805

Defending force 44037 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 911

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

Assaulting units:
36th/B Division
27th/B Division
32nd/A Division
22nd/A Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
104th/C Division
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
12th Army
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
4th War Area
7th Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
21st Group Army
6th War Area
2nd Chinese Base Force
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 80,39 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 38265 troops, 248 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 1118

Defending force 25454 troops, 53 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 692

Japanese adjusted assault: 664

Allied adjusted defense: 565

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1068 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 212 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1501 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 99 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Assaulting units:
59th Infantry Brigade
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
138th Infantry Regiment
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
66th Infantry Brigade
102nd Infantry Regiment
32nd/C Division

Defending units:
27th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
38th Group Army
19th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 647

Defending force 41195 troops, 173 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 996

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

Assaulting units:
19th/A Division
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
53rd Infantry Brigade
19th/B Division
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
82nd Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
22nd Group Army
8th War Area
5th War Area
8th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 77,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5103 troops, 42 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 332

Defending force 31232 troops, 104 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 949

Assaulting units:
51st Engineer Regiment
15th/A Division
104th/A Division

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


There seems to be lots of traffic around Truk, as seen by our subs as it passes during turn resolution (seen in the turn replay but not at turn end). In fact AO Toei Maru was taken down by Drum near Satawal. There is a CV in a TF at Kavieng, and several TFs of unknown composition NE of Kavieng, at Kavieng, at Rabaul, and SE Rabaul.

Our carriers are away from the current sub sightings and are all heading for Noumea as planned.

Here is Burma, with our forces still pouring onto the plain.




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RE: 1943 May 05 - 4/7/2013 11:20:24 PM   
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Looks like you are in for some push-back in the Ontong Java/Shortlands/Munda region. Is he capable of mounting a counter-invasion with your carriers away?

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RE: 1943 May 05 - 4/7/2013 11:57:41 PM   
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I don't suppose you can win the race to Prome by coming down the paved road from Magwe in move mode, huh?  Lots of IJ air to contend with, I'm sure.  His new MLR is shaping up, but if the road is not blocked with substantial forces, you might be able to push the blocking force aside and cut the remanents (cannot be much fight let in those boys) retreating along the coast off and maybe even threaten Rangoon quickly.  Opening Rangoon to your naval/air forces would be really nice.

You have him scrambling.  Keep the pressure on those LYBs.  Nice work in this theater.

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RE: 1943 May 05 - 4/8/2013 1:56:40 AM   
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@BBfanboy: I don't think so. If he did go after Buka and/or Green Island then, well, that's partly what those moves were for. When I drop forces at Torokina to march on Shortlands and at Vangunu to march on Munda they will be major enough that he should not really be able to simply counter-invade and defeat them. I guess what I mean is that there would/should be sufficient consequences to turn such a concentration of force into an advantage for me.

Russell Islands, Thousand Ships Bay, and Lunga are all building quickly enough. There is good air support on scene and more on the way. So when troops are dropped at Torokina and Vangunu, the southern Solomons will be able to house a large air contingent to support them. I am also planning that enough 4EB can be based at Lunga and Russell Islands to give Rabaul fits in support of the fleet when the fleet is in the Coral Sea to drop off the troops.

@princep01: I'm not sure what he has forming in the jungle on that road to Prome, but we will have major forces moving down there. Sooner than that will be major forces closing on Toungoo via both roads. I don't recall mentioning it, but Prome airfield is size 1 while Toungoo is... uh, at least a 3 IIRC. I want Toungoo for three reasons: deny it to Imperial fighters; base our fighters there; and clear Imperial forces out of the jungle all the way to the clearing that leads to Pegu.

I am sending 2nd British Division and a regiment (forget which one) to Taung Gyi, but more weight of troops and tanks is going south. Cut the supply roads, cut off troops that are currently out of position, grab all the way down to Moulmein as rapidly as possible. The Taung Gyi movement is to shut it down as an Imperial air base and to cut the road.

An issue that I haven't commented on is that after the large air drop on Ramree Island (2x regiments over several days) I have kept all the assigned transports on the job flying supplies into Shwebo. There is really quite an airlift going, supplementing what is being brought in over the monsoon soaked trails in the region. Getting Prome and the road leading to it should make a big difference, even just via Akyab (as Ramree Island has no facilities yet).

But... the priority is to get south before defenses stiffen. Prome and a clear road are back-fill items.

Waiting to see how the air assault (sweeps & strikes) on Taung Gyi turns out.

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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The China squeeze.
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Ground combat at 75,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 17943 troops, 113 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 773

Defending force 42998 troops, 234 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1301

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

Assaulting units:
51st Infantry Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
57th Infantry Brigade
13th/A Division

Defending units:
53rd Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at 78,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 30 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1027

Defending force 35578 troops, 146 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 707

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

Assaulting units:
37th Division
67th Infantry Brigade
14th Tank Regiment
17th Tank Regiment
39th Division
6th Tank Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
13th Group Army


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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2607 troops, 194 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 807

Defending force 44024 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 908

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

Assaulting units:
36th/B Division
22nd/A Division
27th/B Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
32nd/A Division
104th/C Division
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
12th Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Base Force
21st Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
6th War Area
4th War Area
9th War Area
7th Chinese Base Force
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 80,39 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 36722 troops, 248 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 954

Defending force 24420 troops, 52 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 573

Japanese adjusted assault: 591

Allied adjusted defense: 370

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
854 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 163 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 16 (1 destroyed, 15 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1549 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 143 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 44 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 9 (5 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Brigade
138th Infantry Regiment
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
59th Infantry Brigade
102nd Infantry Regiment
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
32nd/C Division

Defending units:
27th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
38th Group Army
19th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 649

Defending force 41199 troops, 173 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1001

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
53rd Infantry Brigade
19th/A Division
19th/B Division
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
85th Chinese Corps
82nd Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
8th War Area
22nd Group Army
5th War Area
8th Chinese Base Force


Only one sweep on Taung Gyi as weather was a problem. 19th Indian Division has made the plain and is prepping for Taung Gyi, so they will move directly through Shwebo to that objective. Recon shows 50 Imperial fighters at Lashio, so the two regiments prepped for that target will press on from Mandalay to shut down Lashio.

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1943 May 07 - 4/8/2013 7:05:35 PM   
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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


A big day in the air in general. The Chinese Air Force took to the skies over Chungking in highly maneuverable biplanes, shooting down perhaps half a dozen Imperial bombers and damaging several times as many. All was not way way in the Middle Kingdom, as the Empire made some progress.
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Ground combat at 81,40 (near Ankang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22129 troops, 158 guns, 91 vehicles, Assault Value = 842

Defending force 36823 troops, 208 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 747

Japanese adjusted assault: 342

Allied adjusted defense: 70

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
885 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 138 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Allied ground losses:
8870 casualties reported
Squads: 402 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 253 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 39 (38 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 17

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd Mobile Infantry Regiment
36th/A Division
32nd/B Division
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
64th Infantry Brigade
34th/C Division

Defending units:
47th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
34th Group Army
1st War Area
31st Group Army
36th Chinese Corps
24th Group Army
3rd Group Army
8th Group Army
36th Group Army
Red Chinese Army
34th Chinese Corps
37th Group Army


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Ground combat at 75,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 17951 troops, 113 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 773

Defending force 42828 troops, 234 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1285

Assaulting units:
51st Infantry Brigade
57th Infantry Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th/A Division

Defending units:
95th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at 78,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 30 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1036

Defending force 35638 troops, 146 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 714

Assaulting units:
39th Division
14th Tank Regiment
37th Division
67th Infantry Brigade
17th Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
13th Group Army


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Ground combat at 75,43 (near Neikiang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10902 troops, 72 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 341

Defending force 344 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 168

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 168 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), leaders(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-)
morale(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Allied ground losses:
272 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 31 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
69th Infantry Brigade
41st/A Division

Defending units:
71st Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2591 troops, 194 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 810

Defending force 43952 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 907

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

Assaulting units:
36th/B Division
27th/B Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
32nd/A Division
22nd/A Division
104th/C Division
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
12th Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
9th War Area
7th Chinese Base Force
6th War Area
21st Group Army
3rd War Area
9th Chinese Base Force
2nd Chinese Base Force
4th War Area
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 80,39 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 35474 troops, 247 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 819

Defending force 23215 troops, 48 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 452

Japanese adjusted assault: 362

Allied adjusted defense: 211

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1046 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 87 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1154 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 82 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Assaulting units:
59th Infantry Brigade
66th Infantry Brigade
138th Infantry Regiment
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
102nd Infantry Regiment
32nd/C Division

Defending units:
27th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
38th Group Army
19th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 649

Defending force 41228 troops, 173 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1004

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
53rd Infantry Brigade
19th/A Division
19th/B Division
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
72nd Chinese Corps
82nd Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
22nd Group Army
8th War Area
5th War Area
8th Chinese Base Force


The air battles over Burma were the most intense. Allied sweeps of Taung Gyi went in and were bloody on both sides, though better for ours. The 4EB hit Taung Gyi largely after the sweeps, losing just one on the day and dealing some damage. The airfield scouts only 14% damaged, but aircraft present are down to 17 fighters and 18 bombers. The 2EB did not fly, perhaps the "Extreme Overcast" over the target was one factor too many when added to the heavy fighter cover. The 4EB and sweepers will rest tomorrow, while the 2EB and escort fighters will keep orders to strike.

The great mass of Imperial bombers in Burma shifted to the 17th and 23rd Indian Divisions, heading toward the jungle on road SW Magwe. The USA 27 Infantry Division will join them as soon as tomorrow and move with them. There are now seen to be 4 enemy units awaiting them in the jungle just NW Toungoo.

The 255th Armoured Brigade has caught up to the Imperial brigade just SE Magwe, that was pushed out of that city upon its capture. They suffered no air attacks today and will attack tomorrow.

Aerial combat over Finschhafen were also costly, taking a number of P-38 and 3 aces. A look at the air losses on the day is in the following post.

Here you see the Allied advance in Burma. Two divisions moving down the road between Toungoo and Prome. Another division close behind them. East of Mandalay now one - tomorrow two - regiments that will drive toward Lashio. At Magwe a division and a brigade moving across to Taung Gyi. An additional division against Taung Gyi has just made the road to the north and is moving quickly. An armoured unit endeavoring to clear the road below Meiktila, and several armoured units coming behind it. Several base forces are already on the plain, moving down the road to multiple bases. Fighter aircraft are now at Shwebo, Mandalay, and Meiktila. Numerous other units, infantry, armour, and support, are still in the jungle but well on the way.




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RE: 1943 May 07 - 4/8/2013 7:06:24 PM   
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Here are the air losses for the day.




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1943 May 08 - 4/9/2013 2:18:31 AM   
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1943 May 08

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The Empire scored another victory in the same area of China as yesterday. These Chinese troops I thought would make it across the river before the end of the day today, but alas, they did not.
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Ground combat at 75,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 17951 troops, 113 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 773

Defending force 42657 troops, 233 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1274

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

Assaulting units:
57th Infantry Brigade
51st Infantry Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th/A Division

Defending units:
53rd Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at 78,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 30 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1039

Defending force 35744 troops, 146 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 720

Assaulting units:
37th Division
39th Division
17th Tank Regiment
67th Infantry Brigade
14th Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
84th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
13th Group Army


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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2591 troops, 194 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 848

Defending force 43952 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 907

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

Assaulting units:
32nd/A Division
56th Recon Regiment
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
27th/B Division
36th/B Division
22nd/A Division
104th/C Division
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
12th Army
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Base Force
2nd Chinese Base Force
7th Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
6th War Area
3rd War Area
4th War Area
21st Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 80,39 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 34618 troops, 248 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 728

Defending force 22071 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 346

Japanese adjusted assault: 335

Allied adjusted defense: 157

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
819 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 107 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Allied ground losses:
6852 casualties reported
Squads: 285 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 273 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (12 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 5

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
138th Infantry Regiment
59th Infantry Brigade
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
102nd Infantry Regiment
66th Infantry Brigade
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
32nd/C Division

Defending units:
9th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
38th Group Army
61st Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 650

Defending force 41193 troops, 173 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1004

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

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
19th/A Division
53rd Infantry Brigade
19th/B Division
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
82nd Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
5th War Area
8th War Area
22nd Group Army
8th Chinese Base Force

There were several more Imperial bombers taken in the skies over Chungking. Also the Empire sent sweepers that took some intrepid defenders, but others remain.

In a small measure of pay back for the ground action in China, the IJA 146th Regiment was again battered and retreated. They went to Taung Gyi, probably the 'wrong way' as far as DAW HQ is concerned.
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Ground combat at 58,48 (near Meiktila)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2646 troops, 18 guns, 282 vehicles, Assault Value = 208

Defending force 1460 troops, 21 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Allied adjusted assault: 102

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 102 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1011 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 8 (6 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
255th Armoured Brigade

Defending units:
146th Infantry Regiment

I can not get the 2EB to fly against Taung Gyi, so they will support a ground attack (toward Lashio) next to Mandalay tomorrow. There two regiments will attack to push the Imperials back toward Lashio (outlined yesterday). Also tomorrow the 14th Indian and 9th Australian Divisions will emerge onto the plain just west of Magwe, and will briefly be in-hex with the USA 27th Infantry Division. Farther to the north, 2 hexes west of Shwebo, the 7th and 6th Australian Divisions will emerge onto the plain in two and three days respectively.

Three carrier fighter squadrons upgraded to Hellcats today: Saratoga, Yorktown, and Hornet. With 22 in the pool it will be several more days before another squadron can change over. Wasp is due for upgrade and so will wait until she makes port after the upcoming invasions. Enterprise will likewise wait until making port for (in her case) repairs of 7% major flotation damage.

Finschhafen airfield scouts as 45% damaged now that photographs of the strikes' aftermath have been had.

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1943 May 09 - 4/9/2013 9:48:43 PM   
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1943 May 09

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The press in China.
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Ground combat at 78,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32636 troops, 271 guns, 273 vehicles, Assault Value = 1146

Defending force 35772 troops, 146 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 725

Japanese adjusted assault: 898

Allied adjusted defense: 778

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1155 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 96 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1030 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
17th Tank Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
39th Division
67th Infantry Brigade
37th Division
58th Infantry Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
13th Group Army


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Ground combat at 75,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 17976 troops, 113 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 775

Defending force 42678 troops, 232 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1271

Assaulting units:
51st Infantry Brigade
57th Infantry Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th/A Division

Defending units:
53rd Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2591 troops, 194 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 849

Defending force 44013 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 919

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

Assaulting units:
22nd/A Division
27th/B Division
32nd/A Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
36th/B Division
104th/C Division
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
12th Army
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Base Force
6th War Area
4th War Area
7th Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
2nd Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
21st Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 694

Defending force 41184 troops, 172 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1005

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

Assaulting units:
1st Cavalry Brigade
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
19th/A Division
53rd Infantry Brigade
19th/B Division
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
85th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
82nd Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
22nd Group Army
5th War Area
8th War Area
8th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 82,28 (near Kiuchuan)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 672 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Defending force 2304 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 82

Assaulting units:
1st Ching An Tui Brigade

Defending units:
9th Separate Brigade

Our fearless fliers in their fabulous flying machines did bring down some modern Imperial aerial aircraft with mild alliterative success. Oscars then arrived and destroyed some of their fine steeds.

Our P-40K got slaughtered in the sky over Taung Gyi by Tojo defenders. We lost 21 versus 8 Tojo. Compounding matters, the attack east of Mandalay (against one dug-in unit and one battered unit) had to go in with zero air support as the 2EB seem now unwilling to cross the India-Burma frontier.
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Ground combat at 60,46 (near Mandalay)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7914 troops, 68 guns, 86 vehicles, Assault Value = 268

Defending force 5228 troops, 41 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 166

Allied adjusted assault: 145

Japanese adjusted defense: 583

Allied assault odds: 1 to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
219 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
584 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 76 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled

Assaulting units:
Kowloon Brigade
26th Indian Brigade

Defending units:
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
21st/A Division

Inconveniently, the 4EB are largely doing 'catchup maintenance' now that they have been stood down for two days, meaning that most of them are off-line. So, rather than a massed strike on Taung Gyi airfield, all the 4EB squadrons are ordered to hit the troops in the jungle just NW Toungoo, where those troops are poised to oppose our two Indian divisions. Those divisions have been heavily disrupted from the air. The objective, even beyond aiding an eventual attack by disrupting the defenders, is to allow our troops time to recover once they make the jungle. An armored unit is moving to support the divisions for the same reason. The USA 27th Division will need two more days marching to make the Indian divisions' current hex, then will have to march SW to join them in the jungle. I want to make certain that they are not attacked and defeated (due to their heavy disruption) the moment they arrive in the jungle.

Meanwhile, our forces at Katha will attack with whatever air support they can beg!

In the South Pacific, two more base forces are loading on fast transports at Suva bound for Russell Islands. Attack transports are in position to load up all the forces that will go ashore at Torokina and Vangunu, but loading the troops will wait a little longer so the troops are not at sea waiting for the airfields to be ready. That will give us time to upgrade another carrier fighter squadron to Hellcats, so the Enterprise group will convert in three days.

Given the size of the aerial contingent at Rabaul, I am considering sending in the battleships to bombard the base as the fleet approaches. Both the 24 knot battleships and the fast battleships, with an all-in 4EB strike the next morning. Kavieng is size 3 and Gasmata size 2. Finschhafen is size 4 but already pretty much shut down by the first two raids from Australia. And that's it - Shortlands, Munda, and Tulagi are shut down and being kept that way. Rabaul is very dangerous but also very vulnerable being mostly alone.

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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Bombardments only in China. Even Imperial storm troopers have to rest!
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Ground combat at 75,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 17976 troops, 113 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 775

Defending force 42674 troops, 231 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1276

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

Assaulting units:
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
51st Infantry Brigade
57th Infantry Brigade
13th/A Division

Defending units:
86th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at 78,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 30 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1055

Defending force 34864 troops, 146 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 642

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

Assaulting units:
17th Tank Regiment
37th Division
58th Infantry Regiment
39th Division
14th Tank Regiment
67th Infantry Brigade
6th Tank Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
13th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
13th Group Army


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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2607 troops, 194 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 855

Defending force 43882 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 915

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

Assaulting units:
22nd/A Division
32nd/A Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
27th/B Division
56th Recon Regiment
36th/B Division
104th/C Division
4th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
12th Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Base Force
21st Group Army
9th War Area
4th War Area
6th War Area
7th Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
2nd Chinese Base Force
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 695

Defending force 41209 troops, 172 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1005

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
53rd Infantry Brigade
19th/A Division
1st Cavalry Brigade
19th/B Division
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
41st Chinese Corps
82nd Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
8th War Area
22nd Group Army
5th War Area
8th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 82,28 (near Kiuchuan)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 672 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Defending force 2304 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 82

Assaulting units:
1st Ching An Tui Brigade

Defending units:
9th Separate Brigade


Progress at Katha, but the weak attacking units will take longer to break through. 10 x Chinese Hudsons were lost when they went in without escort. All the other 2EB did fly and will again tomorrow, but all the Chinese bomber squadrons stood down to preserve aircraft.
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Ground combat at Katha (61,43)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6164 troops, 31 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 249

Defending force 3709 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 122

Allied adjusted assault: 124

Japanese adjusted defense: 75

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
123 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
297 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
1st Burma Brigade
5/14th Punjab Battalion
Mandalay BMP Battalion
2/17 Dogra Battalion
2nd Burma Brigade

Defending units:
113th Infantry Regiment

The 17th and 23rd Indian Divisions have reached the enemy position in the jungle NW of Toungoo, and while their disruption % is a bit reduced it is still dangerously high. The 27th ID has reached the hex behind them and is moving out to catch up as fast as possible. The 150th RAC Regiment (an armoured unit) is closer, a mere 24 miles behind the Indian divisions, and will continue moving at full speed.

There is activity at Ponape, where a TF is sighted today of 10 ships, including multiple AP, xAK, and destroyers. There are now 2 units and almost 7,000 troops there, along with 23 fighters protecting the lot. Is there a quick invasion of Kusaie Island in the works?

It looks as though an advanced unit has been caught out of position in the Outback. Until today there was one unit seen at Daly Waters; today none detected.




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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Katha

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The line is barely holding in China, with the forces that were assaulted today trying to pull back to the next line before they break ranks. Pilots at Chungking continue to shoot down the odd Imperial Death Glider, despite the odds against them.
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Ground combat at 78,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 35560 troops, 297 guns, 273 vehicles, Assault Value = 1072

Defending force 34840 troops, 146 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 637

Japanese adjusted assault: 634

Allied adjusted defense: 808

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1081 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 81 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Vehicles lost 29 (1 destroyed, 28 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1179 casualties reported
Squads: 27 destroyed, 132 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 24 (5 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Assaulting units:
17th Tank Regiment
37th Division
58th Infantry Regiment
39th Division
14th Tank Regiment
67th Infantry Brigade
6th Tank Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
13th Group Army


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Ground combat at 75,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 17967 troops, 113 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 774

Defending force 42701 troops, 231 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1276

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

Assaulting units:
57th Infantry Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
51st Infantry Brigade
13th/A Division

Defending units:
53rd Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2607 troops, 194 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 855

Defending force 43823 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 910

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

Assaulting units:
22nd/A Division
32nd/A Division
56th Recon Regiment
27th/B Division
36th/B Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
104th/C Division
12th Army
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Base Force
7th Chinese Base Force
21st Group Army
9th War Area
4th War Area
2nd Chinese Base Force
6th War Area
3rd War Area
20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 696

Defending force 41274 troops, 172 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1005

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

Assaulting units:
1st Cavalry Brigade
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
53rd Infantry Brigade
19th/A Division
19th/B Division
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
85th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
82nd Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
22nd Group Army
8th War Area
5th War Area
8th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 82,28 (near Kiuchuan)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 672 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Defending force 2304 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 82

Assaulting units:
1st Ching An Tui Brigade

Defending units:
9th Separate Brigade


Katha is ours. Resistance in the air over Burma is fierce, with a total of 5x 4EB and 3x Wellingtons lost today.
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Ground combat at Katha (61,43)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5967 troops, 31 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 223

Defending force 3494 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 104

Allied adjusted assault: 105

Japanese adjusted defense: 29

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Katha !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1040 casualties reported
Squads: 39 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (10 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
260 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Mandalay BMP Battalion
5/14th Punjab Battalion
2/17 Dogra Battalion
1st Burma Brigade
2nd Burma Brigade

Defending units:
113th Infantry Regiment

The bulk (or maybe all?) of the Empire's bombing in Burma was focused on the two Indian divisions near Toungoo. Under cover of the jungle canopy their disruption reduced about 20% and is now in the mid-50s. The tanks have rolled into defensive positions, and the USA 27th ID, if not slowed by aerial interdiction, will arrive tomorrow. The 6th and 7th Australian Divisions are both on the plain and making their way to Magwe. They will also move/attack down the Prome/Toungoo road.

The 2nd British Divisions and the 29th British Brigade have both taken up positions at Taung Gyi, and their approach yesterday seemed to be enough to cause evacuation of the airfield. The IV Indian Corps HQ will arrive in a few days (now at Meiktila), and the 19th Indian Division will arrive in about 6 days. Then the assault will commence.

There is an interesting turn at sea in the Bay of Bengal. Long range search out of Calcutta has picked up an IJN force, 6 ships sighted including 1 x CS. Force R is on another 'show the flag' sortie and tonight would approach to within 4 hexes of the enemy's last reported position. The most likely mission for an IJN TF there is to deal with Force R, given Force R's previous activity. So, Force R - detection level 7/7 - will retire to Chittagong and its fighter umbrella, ready to act if the IJN is up to something else entirely.

4EB from Australia hit Finschhafen airfield again, which now shows damage of 78%. Scouting shows far fewer troops at Ponape, so that TF might be loading up. More troops are shown at Lunga - if true, being flown in? Shortlands is showing more. Truk is showing more.

Tomorrow the fighter squadron on Enterprise should be able to upgrade to Hellcats (35 in the pool now). In a couple of days after that we will begin loading up the invasion forces for Torokina/Shortlands. Recapping, Torokina will be seized from the air with forces to assault Shortlands landing at the newly captured base the day after. Just to be safe, as the fleet approaches, Torokina will be reconnoitered from the air to ensure that it is still empty. Even if it is, it will still be bombarded by USS Colorado, deemed too slow to venture farther into hostile territory. If Torokina is strongly garrisoned, plan B is for the Shortlands assault force to land directly at Shortlands. All are 100% prepped, so that is a viable option.

In either case, the preferred mission for the 24 knot and fast battleships is to bombard Rabaul on the eve of an all-out 4EB strike. CA/DD groups will range toward Rabaul to clear out surface opposition. The carriers, and surface groups with adequate ammo after the above mission, will cover the troops disembarking at Torokina. During that process the Vangunu/Munda assault forces will close in. When the carriers are available to provide cover, a prepped regiment will land at Vangunu, followed after capture by the forces prepped for Munda.

Here is a look at that contact in the Bay of Bengal.




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Here is a bonus pic. The Imperial unit on the left is the 7th Tank Regiment, now weaker after a series of effective air strikes today. The unit on the right, newly revealed, is also out of position and in a race with two tank units trying to beat them back to Katherine.




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