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1942 February 04 - 2/8/2012 6:28:57 PM   
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1942 February 04

The Empire captured:
Culion
Kalidjati
Choiseul Bay
Aoba Island

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Kalidjati
Munda
Taliaboe

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The highlights of this day: A KB raid on the shipping anchored at Tjilatjap. It was left in port in a calculated risk to bring out the 3 large US base forces operating on Java. Now remnants will have to fly out. The Allies fought back today mainly under the sea. Cuttlefish devastated an xAKL near Truk. The rest of the action was in the Java Sea, where Searaven hit xAK Asakasan Maru with a - gasp! - working Mk14 torpedo for heavy fires and heavy damage, KXV set xAK Lisbon Maru on fire with a torpedo, and S-40 shattered xAK Kuritake Maru with 4 x torpedoes! All of those ships were either empty or carried supplies, as no casualties were noted. Allied air attacks against the Imperial armada were unsuccessful. The troops ashore at Kalidjati, too weak to handle the entire job, hint of a further landing elsewhere on Java.
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30th Infantry Regiment
36th Infantry Regiment
51st Ind.AA Gun Co
4th Field Construction Battalion
1st Base Force
51st Air Defense AA Regiment
35th Field AA Battalion
31st Field AA Battalion
5th Air Div /1

The Australian 16th and 19th Inf Bdes and the 7th Hussars Tank Rgt will unload at Rangoon beginning tonight and lasting about two days. The BFF Bde is at Toungoo, now up to 10 AV with 98 disabled Burma Rifle Squads to go and a few Vickers squads needed as replacements (they're in short supply throughout the map). The 18th British Div (itself recovering in the field) has been joined by the 63rd Indian Bde and the 17th Australian Bde. The 2nd Royal Tank Rgt is fast moving on the road through Pegu and will join them in about three days. The day following their arrival, the force will attack the Thai units and, with greater numbers and experience than before as well as the aid of tanks, deal a set back to the Empire's plans in the area.

Here is a view of Java showing the Empire's armada and the Allied flight into the vast Indian Ocean.





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1942 February 05 - 2/9/2012 6:19:16 PM   
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1942 February 05

The Empire captured:
Munda
Taliaboe

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Pare Pare
Lihir
Epi

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


In the DEI several Imperial SCTFs took out many small combatants around Batavia and elsewhere on the Java Sea side of Java. CL Tama was seen by locals to hit a mine at Batavia - let's hope that's accurate. Allied subs were active again in the Java Sea:
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xAK Lisbon Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Somedono Maru, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
(a few squads went down with this one)

Allied air forces were on the attack too. Several times the KB's CAP was penetrated, although the bombers doing so were badly mauled, further attrited by flak, and missed on their attack runs. SCTFs were attacked without connecting, as with the troop ships. Allied air losses on the day were severe.
Imperial convoys are standing off Semarang but have yet to begin landing.

Force Fiji, sailing from Wellington with 2 x CL and 1 x DD, and Force Tasman, sailing from Sydney with 2 x CA, 1 x CL, and 1 x DD are both moving toward position to bombard Noumea. DD Stuart, the escort for Force Tasman, executed an ASW attack against I-17 near Newcastle and evaded 6 torpedoes. Her protectees were too far away to be spotted. Hopefully her presence is too little to betray the mission.





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1942 February 06 - 2/11/2012 9:23:24 PM   
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1942 February 06

The Empire captured:
Guiuan
Lihir
Pare Pare
Epi

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Semarang
Pare Pare
Vangunu
Panggoe
Dagua
Loewoek

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Alert! Alert! The IJN is making use of an advanced ASW platform - the submarine! Luckily both such attacks this day failed. But then again, they are new at this so we shall have to be careful. Major invasion activity at Semarang. Several convoys unloading all night and day. Air attacks hit at least a couple of xAKs but no ground casualties were noted. Shore guns performed better in that department. BB Hyuga was hit with a 300kg SAP bomb but refused to display damage.

Imperial surface forces are working to clear out the last few Allied small surface combatants in the Java Sea, and their battleships are also now in the Indian Ocean 40nm SW Buitenzorg. BBs Fuso (1 x 300kg SAP), Ise (3 x 250kg SAP) got treatment similar to that given Hyuga. A raid of Nells arrived over Oosthaven sans escort and lost about 4 (2 x air to air and 2 x ops). The heavy Val raid against Tjilatjap by KB was well escorted and damaged the airfield but it remains open for offensive operations, albeit just barely. Here is a look at the area around Java.





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1942 February 07 - 2/13/2012 3:33:33 AM   
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The Empire captured:
Panggoe
Cheribon
Semarang
Loewoek
Vangunu
Melak
Bacolod

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Waigeo
Santa Maria

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Two xAKL were sunk by an I-boat near Rangoon so the free ride there is over. Those IJN battleships - and cruisers both heavy and light - bombarded Tjilatjap and while damage was modest, it was enough to close the airfield to offensive operations. The last of the B-17s got off of Java, from Leomjadjang. They were sent there from Tjilatjap when it became clear that base was low on air support and in the Empire's cross hairs. The Allies' fliers had a tough time again in the Java Sea attacking the Imperial invaders, but they drove some attacks home. These all appear to be 300kg SAP hits.
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xAK Thames Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire
---
xAP Tatsuta Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Japanese ground losses:
78 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
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xAK Toba Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Kansai Maru, Bomb hits 2

Five Imperial infantry regiments took Semarang. Force Tasman and Force Fiji are each 320nm away from Noumea although in different directions. They are both ordered to bombard tonight. Here is a look at Java.




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1942 February 08 - 2/15/2012 5:25:26 AM   
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The Empire captured:
Dagua
Waigeo
Santa Maria

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Dagua
Russell Islands
Gorontalo

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The Imperial buggers were waiting! First, Force Fiji ran into trouble.
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Sub attack near Isle of Pines at 116,161

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
DD Le Triomphant, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

SS I-18 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Le Triomphant
I-18 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection

Then Force Tasman took a turn.
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Sub attack near Noumea at 114,160

Japanese Ships
SS I-10

Allied Ships
CA Australia, Torpedo hits 1
DD Stuart

SS I-10 launches 6 torpedoes at CA Australia
I-10 diving deep ....
DD Stuart fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Stuart fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Stuart attacking submerged sub ....
DD Stuart cannot establish contact with SS I-10
DD Stuart cannot establish contact with SS I-10
SS I-10 eludes DD Stuart by diving deep
DD Stuart fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Stuart fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Then...
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Sub attack near Isle of Pines at 116,161

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
DD Le Triomphant, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

SS I-18 launches 6 torpedoes

CA Australia has damage of 5-32(31)-0-0. Both groups managed to bring home the bombardment. Here are the combined results.
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Night Naval bombardment of Noumea at 115,160

Allied Ships
CA Canberra
CL Perth
DD Stuart

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

Airbase hits 2
Port supply hits 1

CA Canberra firing at Noumea
CL Perth firing at Guards Mixed Brigade
DD Stuart firing at Noumea

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Night Naval bombardment of Noumea at 115,160

Allied Ships
CL Achilles
CL Leander

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 5
Port hits 2

CL Achilles firing at Noumea
CL Leander firing at Noumea

Allied air attacks against the Java invasion armada were fruitless, but Allied subs are working to swamp Imperial ASW defenses in the Java Sea.
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xAK Zuiko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Eiko Maru #2, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

The end is quite near at Bataan. 1 to 1 odds but our defenders took almost thrice the casualties.
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Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22160 troops, 199 guns, 129 vehicles, Assault Value = 585

Defending force 38690 troops, 371 guns, 152 vehicles, Assault Value = 509

Japanese adjusted assault: 256

Allied adjusted defense: 155

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1351 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 49 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 35 disabled
Vehicles lost 19 (1 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
3178 casualties reported
Squads: 174 destroyed, 90 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 81 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 19 (4 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (3 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Assaulting units:
16th Engineer Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
65th Brigade
Tanaka
47th Infantry Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
4th PA Constabulary Regiment
51st PA Infantry Division
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
11th PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
Manila Bay Defenses
2nd PA Constabulary Regiment
21st PA Infantry Division
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
71st PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
2nd/45th PS Inf Battalion
2nd PA Constblry HW Regiment
803rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
I Philippine Corps
91st PA Infantry Division
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
Far East USAAF
201st PA Construction Battalion
Clark Field AAF Base Force
Provisional GMC Grp
31st Infantry Regiment
II Philippine Corps
3rd/45th PS Inf Battalion
Bataan USN Base Force
1st/45th PS Inf Battalion
Asiatic Fleet
192nd Tank Battalion
Nichols Field AAF Base Force
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
PAF Aviation
41st PA Infantry Division
USAFFE
202nd PA Construction Battalion
1st PI Base Force
301st Construction Battalion
14th PS Engineer Regiment
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

In Burma the pieces are (again) in place to expel the Thai invaders. In the highlighted hex 3 x Bde, 1 x Div, and 1 x Tank Rgt will attack tomorrow accompanied by aerial bombing.





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1942 February 09 - 2/16/2012 12:01:30 AM   
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1942 February 09

The Empire captured:
Russell Islands
Gorontalo
Ontong Java
Sampit

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Ambrym
Ontong Java

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Only one score by an Allied sub today.
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ASW attack near Semarang at 53,102

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
SS KIX

SS KIX launches 4 torpedoes at BB Hyuga
KIX bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection

But it was a good attack! There were also numerous air attacks against the invaders, including one well coordinated and escorted raid, but all missed. The Thai invaders are still near Toungoo.
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Ground combat at 57,51 (near Toungoo)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22355 troops, 281 guns, 233 vehicles, Assault Value = 756

Defending force 4461 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 150

Allied adjusted assault: 171

Japanese adjusted defense: 280

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
617 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 62 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
683 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 49 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 13 (4 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Assaulting units:
2nd Royal Tank Regiment
17th Australian Brigade
18th British Division
44th Indian Brigade
63rd Indian Brigade

Defending units:
112th Infantry Regiment
55th Cavalry Regiment

The troops will rest at least one day to reduce fatigue and disruption, then get back at it.

Here is a look at China.





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RE: 1942 February 09 - 2/16/2012 4:10:08 AM   
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Hi witpqs! Started reading your AAR today - really enjoying what you are accomplishing with bold resistance in DEI and Burma. Looks like DAW is reaching down SOPAC to scoop a path toward SE Australia. I know the garrison is really weak initially so a direct landing near Sydney might just upset the whole apple cart! Any concerns?? [BTW I have not looked at DAW's AAR if he has one- just speculation on my part].

Re: that torp in Hyuga - ever try to chase down a damaged ship afterward with the sub that did the initial dirty deed? Given that Hyuga only has about 23 kts full speed undamaged and will likely make for the nearest large port with a shipyard over 30K, a chase might pay off. I have had some luck about once in 8 tries in this situation.

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RE: 1942 February 09 - 2/16/2012 4:37:00 AM   
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Howdy and welcome to the AAR!

On Hyuga, the Java Sea has enough Allied subs racing around that it's pushing up the sea level! So, in this case I don't have to worry about trying to plot an intercept. But just FYI, in the past I have seen subs all on their own chase a convoy or damaged ship for two or even three days. I just use React=1 (the max for subs) and a good Patrol zone and let them do their thing. One other bit that other people recommended and I am finding to be very true is to replace any sub commander with a low Aggressiveness rating. What I've been doing is checking whenever I send out a sub, any commander with an Aggressiveness rating of less than 50 gets sacked and replaced.

I'm not really sure that he will try to go farther in the South Pacific. The "D" in DAW stands for "Devious", and I just got a SigInt hit about a unit preparing to attack Trivandrum, near the tip of India. This could be misinformation (he's famous for prepping a rear area unit for Nome, for example). On the other hand, he might have only done it since he has identified certain units in Burma. The British 18th Division and one of the Australian brigades have been spotted by his guys, so he might figure on visiting India on the theory that I have defended it less stoutly than I might have. He would be right about that.

Australia is in decent shape defensively. I don't recall the number of AV present, but Sydney and Melbourne are held quite firmly. Any place can be conquered of course but DAW's troops would be in the meat grinder for sure. I have been very careful about managing squad and tank upgrades, so even though there is still plenty of militia there is also plenty of much stronger infantry. Modern tanks are the rule in the armored units. The bottom line is that it would have to be a serious invasion to have any chance of succeeding. A snap invasion would get crushed. On the other hand up around the forward areas a smaller invasion could succeed and certainly capture various bases. That's the price of defending strongly in the most vital areas right now, there just aren't enough troops to keep the Imperial forces out everywhere!

Devious Admiral Wa does indeed have an AAR. Obviously we want to maintain opsec between the two, so it's your call if you read both and post little or read and post freely in one. Have you noticed that my AAR is now in living color?

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RE: 1942 February 09 - 2/16/2012 6:10:10 AM   
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I did notice the color differntiation in the headings at the start of each day summary - very nice. I also appreciate the efforts you put into posting maps and summary reports to help the reader follow the situation - there are just too many islands and strange place names around to picture it from descriptions alone.

Someday I gotta learn how you guys do the map captures - I have tried doing it with Prt Scr to capture the screenshot but then it takes too much editing to cut out the parts you don't want. I tried to download and set up WITP Tracker but when I run the BAT file it tells me it will not run on a 64 bit AMD processor. I am running an Intel I7 rather than AMD but I believe it is also 64 bit. Also, all the documentation talks about earlier Windows versions and I am using Windows 7. Someday when I get more ambitious to tackle the technical stuff I will try to find a work-around... not having Tracker is one of the things that keeps me from trying a PBEM game.

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RE: 1942 February 09 - 2/16/2012 3:23:58 PM   
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http://getgreenshot.org/

Greenshot is free and open source. By default it will configure to be activated by the "Print Screen" key. I have mine configured to save .jpg files and always ask me where to put them/what to name them (it remembers that last folder where you saved one). It has a bunch of other options but those are the only ones that I use.

There are others available for free, but a couple of cautions. Some contain adware, for example there is someone out there who takes Greenshot and added advertisements to it ! Then there are the various free software that have viruses or trojans to hack your system. Last there are some free versions of commercial products, they give you a basic product for free and hope you will like it/use it enough to pay for an upgrade. Those are fine but the one I tried only captured at partial resolution - something like 80% quality - unless you upgraded to the paid version. Greenshot does full resolution of whatever is on the screen, it's quick and easy to use. It just works.

The other is Paint.net (find it at http://www.getpaint.net/ ), which is a Windows only program that is free but not open source (the author does not release the code). This is a very easy to use program to put annotations on a screen capture. A tip is to use different layers for your annotations, then merge them all "down" to the first layer when you are done (jpg files can only have one layer so you won't be able to post it on the forum otherwise). Also be warned that bad people out there also hand out virus-ridden copies of Paint.net, and even charge for it. So like Greenshot make sure you get it from the right place.

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RE: 1942 February 09 - 2/16/2012 3:32:05 PM   
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BBfanboy,

Tracker will help with AI games too. Go to the Tracker thread and the Tracker web site (go there first actually), they have instructions for getting Tracker working on 64-bit. I haven't done it because mine is 32-bit but many have and I understand it is not too difficult. The basic deal is that, in addition to 64-bit Java (which your system might use for other things), you download and install 32-bit Java. Then you make a small edit to the .bat that runs Tracker so it knows enough to specifically ask for 32-bit Java. That's it in a nutshell. If there are errors specific to your system the guys are almost always able to help.

This game is great as an AI game. If you try PBM you'll find that has a different dimension as human on human try to outguess and out-plan each other because humans are more flexible and creative than the AI can be.

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RE: 1942 February 09 - 2/16/2012 6:10:35 PM   
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Many thanx for both "how to" posts. Will get the Greenshot and Paint right away.

I have been to the Tracker website and tried to decipher the tech talk vs my own system. I stopped at the point where it said to download the 32 bit Java because my system automatically downloads from the Java website and I didn't want to replace it with a 32 bit version and probably cause problems with other programs using Java 64 bit, especially Internet Explorer. I presume you cannot have two java.exe files, one 64 bit and one 32 bit on the same system???

If I get ambitious for some mind-bending config stuff I might take the question to the tech forum [which I have already searched for "Tracker AND 64 bit processor" without success].

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RE: 1942 February 09 - 2/16/2012 7:30:17 PM   
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Ask the guys in the Tracker forum. The point is that loading 32-bit Java does NOT overwrite 64-bit Java. Your system will happily have both.

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1942 February 10 - 2/17/2012 4:00:59 AM   
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1942 February 10

The Empire captured:
Djokjakarta
Ambrym

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Obi
Togian-eilanden

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Only one score by an Allied sub today.

A good day for Allied subs, and a decent day for Allied air in the DEI. Considering the depleted state of Allied air there, it was a good day. First off there was lots of sub combat, both attacks and ASW. Make that 16 combats between Allied subs and IJN surface vessels in the Java Sea. At first the Allies were coming up dry but persistence paid off. I'm showing this first successful attack because of all the juicy IJN amphibious targets displayed.
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ASW attack near Semarang at 53,102

Japanese Ships
APD Aoi, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
PB Aso Maru #7
AMC Asaka Maru
DMS W-10
DMS W-9
LSD Shinshu Maru
AK Kyushu Maru
AK Kaga Maru
AK Sasako Maru
AK Sakura Maru
xAP Teikyo Maru
xAP Montevideo Maru
xAP Kanzyu Maru
xAP Hakone Maru
xAP Terukuni Maru
xAK Hokko Maru
xAK Sinsei Maru
xAK Kinugawa Maru
xAK Nankai Maru
DD Kuri
DD Yugao
DD Karukaya
DD Minekaze

Allied Ships
SS S-37, hits 3

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

SS S-37 launches 2 torpedoes at APD Aoi
S-37 bottoming out ....
DD Kuri fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Yugao fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Karukaya fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Minekaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

S-37 was chased off but caught a small fish at least. Other victims were:
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xAK Shingetsu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Zuiko Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Koyu Maru, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Each of the four sub's victims is listed as sunk. And the proud recipient of 300kg SAP love was:
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xAK Hokuhi Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire

For their part the IJN subs only had a look at a tanker convoy heading into Sydney - safely! Upward of 70,000 tons fuel arrive in Australia. You can bet that Imperial shark will still be on duty awaiting the arrival of the damaged CA Australia. The Allied army near Toungoo will rest one more day before attacking again.





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1942 February 11 - 2/17/2012 6:07:49 PM   
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1942 February 11

The Empire captured:
Tjepoe
Soerakarta
Togian-eilanden
Stewart Island
Obi
Tacloban

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Obi
Rekata Bay
Vanua Lava
Stewart Island
Stewart Island

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


A 'mere' four combats involving Allied subs today, and no torpedoes exploded on target. A 300kg SAP message was delivered to the deck of Kongo, but might have had little impact on the battleship. There is a gaggle of Imperial ships in at least 3 TFs 40nm E Oosthaven. One surface combat, a convoy, and an unknown that could even be KB due to the presence of Zeros. Java itself is already split into 3 pieces, with Tjilatjap alone in the middle of the island. Target Merak, Oosthaven, or someplace beyond? CA Australia made Sydney and is entering dry dock with an estimate of 48 days to repair. CL Danae is about 120nm NE Port Hedland heading for Perth. An ASW TF at Dutch Harbor was spotted by an Imperial float plane today.





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RE: 1942 February 11 - 2/17/2012 7:20:20 PM   
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Too late now, but Melbourne might have been a better place to drydock CA Austrailia. Sydney has the only drydock in Western Pacific that can take your carriers and using up 10,000 tons worth of capacity may block that. I think Melbourne dd is big enough for a CA but not a CV.

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IIRC you are right - 10,000 I think so most or all CAs will fit. But I think the 48 days window will be short enough to avoid a traffic jam.

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IIRC you are right - 10,000 I think so most or all CAs will fit. But I think the 48 days window will be short enough to avoid a traffic jam.


I should have considered that a guy with nearly 10K posts knows what he is doing ....
Wonder if Australia used Sheila the Riveter to free up men for long hikes?? Might be another reason to put the ship at Sydney!

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1942 February 12

The Empire captured:
Rekata Bay
Biak
Watampone
Vanua Lava
Praboemoelih

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Biak
Oosthaven
Vanikoro
Kirakira

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Paratroopers at Praboemoelih! The target was Oosthaven, and it will be seized with the barest of fights tomorrow (if the Empire attacks). Our subs in the Java Sea failed to score, but Shark near Lihir put several non-working Mk14 torpedoes against the hull of xAK Meisan Maru and left her afire after a gun battle. An I-boat took down another xAKL near Rangoon. But most of the action was on land. Near Ichang, Imperial troops attacked a well entrenched Chinese force, and (in effect) disabled a division.
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Ground combat at 84,48 (near Ichang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 57501 troops, 384 guns, 99 vehicles, Assault Value = 1820

Defending force 49294 troops, 237 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1434

Japanese adjusted assault: 935

Allied adjusted defense: 1647

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
6031 casualties reported
Squads: 28 destroyed, 426 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 53 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2028 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 148 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Assaulting units:
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
51st Infantry Brigade
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
40th Division
27th Division
15th Tank Regiment
57th Infantry Brigade
3rd Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
45th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
26th Group Army

At Wenchow the results were less dramatic, but still helpful to our cause.
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Ground combat at Wenchow (89,58)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 33977 troops, 290 guns, 56 vehicles, Assault Value = 921

Defending force 17623 troops, 79 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 360

Japanese adjusted assault: 521

Allied adjusted defense: 760

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
964 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 224 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled

Allied ground losses:
775 casualties reported
Squads: 29 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled

Assaulting units:
116th Division
39th/B Division
39th/A Division
15th/B Division
1st RGC Route Brigade
22nd/B Division
15th/C Division

Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
25th Group Army

In Burma near Toungoo the Allies finally made significant headway to throwing out the jungle invaders from Thailand.
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Ground combat at 57,51 (near Toungoo)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21962 troops, 278 guns, 233 vehicles, Assault Value = 697

Defending force 3963 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 99

Allied adjusted assault: 150

Japanese adjusted defense: 82

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
795 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
637 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 57 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
44th Indian Brigade
18th British Division
2nd Royal Tank Regiment
17th Australian Brigade
63rd Indian Brigade

Defending units:
112th Infantry Regiment
55th Cavalry Regiment

I am amazed at how this combat finished being that close. During the replay both Imperial units went down to 0 AV, yet they finished with an adjusted AV of 82. The troops go at it again tomorrow.

Over Liuchow the Empire's Airedales tried to sweep away the AVG and got the treatment themselves. All the Oscar losses were there, 18 to 7. The two AVG squadrons in China are getting pretty good, and one will upgrade to P-40Es tomorrow or the day after.





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1942 February 13

The Empire captured:
Kirakira
Oosthaven
Vanikoro
Duff Islands

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Oosthaven
Bandjermasin
Cebu
Duff Islands
Thousand Ships Bay

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The Empire is more serious about stopping supply running into Rangoon. An xAKL was attacked about 6 six by two different I-boats and finally slipped beneath the waves, its service finished. Air attacks in the Java Sea were some thwarted by Imperial CAP, but all the rest simply failed to hit. They did make nice patterns in the water. The good news for the day is that the Thai invaders near Toungoo were finally expelled. DAW must be pleased with their performance, but I take solace in the experience they provided to an inexperienced division and two inexperienced brigades.
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Ground combat at 57,51 (near Toungoo)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21706 troops, 278 guns, 240 vehicles, Assault Value = 648

Defending force 3319 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Allied adjusted assault: 357

Japanese adjusted defense: 28

Allied assault odds: 12 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
869 casualties reported
Squads: 70 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 36 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (4 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Allied ground losses:
45 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
44th Indian Brigade
2nd Royal Tank Regiment
18th British Division
17th Australian Brigade
63rd Indian Brigade

Defending units:
112th Infantry Regiment
55th Cavalry Regiment

Here is the list of the Imperial units at Oosthaven.
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Assaulting units:
5th Engineer Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF
16th Infantry Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
78th Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
37th JNAF AF Unit

Should be enough to take Palembang without much fuss.

The most interesting operations report item of the day is this one:
"TF 167 snooped by Japanese Torpedo Bomber at 158,91 near Midway Island"
There was a plane seen over Midway by both the base and a TF unloading supplies there, but no enemy contacts otherwise. So was the report mistaken and it was actually a submarine borne float plane? Measures have been taken to boost the search around Midway, but little else would be done at this time to boost the defense of the atoll depending on how much force DAW assigns to the target. Most likely this was a mistaken sighting.

In the Strait of Malacca there was a rather robust ASW on Truant (she's OK). One TF is scouted with APDs and the other with DDs. There's a constant watch on for KB or other major forces transiting the Strait to interdict the flow of supplies and ground units by sea to Burma. So, this contact is being watched with extra interest.





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1942 February 14

The Empire captured:
Thousand Ships Bay
Reef Islands

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Kofiau
Utupua
Reef Islands
Noemfoor

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Allied subs put zero on the score board, in fact Trusty got roughed up, but Allied air did OK.
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xAK Azumasan Maru, Bomb hits 1

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
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xAK Fushimi Maru, Bomb hits 1
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xAK Azumasan Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

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

And while net air losses were only slightly in the Allies favor there were 2 raids without escort over Java where 10 Betties were taken down. Meanwhile on the big continent, our boys at Wenchow are taking a bite out of the invaders.
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Ground combat at Wenchow (89,58)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32744 troops, 290 guns, 56 vehicles, Assault Value = 792

Defending force 17131 troops, 79 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 328

Japanese adjusted assault: 496

Allied adjusted defense: 454

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
1228 casualties reported
Squads: 39 destroyed, 95 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
747 casualties reported
Squads: 30 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 10 (9 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st RGC Route Brigade
22nd/B Division
39th/A Division
15th/B Division
39th/B Division
116th Division
15th/C Division

Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
25th Group Army

Tjilatjap held too.
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Ground combat at Tjilatjap (51,102)

Japanese Deliberate attack

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

Defending force 3630 troops, 49 guns, 28 vehicles, Assault Value = 84

Japanese adjusted assault: 91

Allied adjusted defense: 81

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
89 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
36th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
VII KNIL Battalion
Teloekbetoeng Base Force
Tjilitap KM Base Force
1st Port Maint Engr Bn /1

Imperial forces are attempting to cut off Kukong.





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Been down with a touch of a stomach flu. Slowly climbing back into the saddle.


1942 February 15

The Empire captured:
Utupua
Madioen
Noemfoor
Kofiau
Lahat
Galeia

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Donggala
Rennell Island

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Zero sweeps over Java devastated the Dutch fighter corps on the defense, but Dutch bombers went on the offense with USA fighters and delivered 3 x 300kg SAPs to AMC Awata Maru leaving her afire. Off Exmouth an xAP in company of the stricken CL Danae was destroyed by I-19 in spite of vigorous escort opposition. Danae was not seen - will she escape? USN SS Gar made the first attack on Imperial shipping in its home waters, sustaining 1 hit while hitting xAKL Taisoku Maru with 6 x shells. An Imperial sub is sighted near Midway, which confirms the erroneous nature of the 'torpedo bomber' sighting; it was actually a sub-launched float plane.

I-boats have massed off the coast of Burma to interdict supplies and troops, taking two of our supply xAKLs today. There are enough escorts in the area to battle it out with them, except... Search in AE is wonderfully porous, but in this case careful search has paid off:





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1942 February 16

The Empire captured:
Rennell Island
Bataan
Donggala

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Cebu
Ndeni
Muntok

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


HMS Trusty, badly roughed up a few days ago, is on her way back to port for repairs. HMS Truant was summarily sunk by escorts of the KB as it reversed course back through the Malacca Strait. Truant is the first Allied sub lost.
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Submarine attack near Medan at 46,75

Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio
BB Kirishima
CA Atago
CA Chikuma
DD Akigumo
DD Hayashio
DD Natsushio
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Truant, hits 20, and is sunk

SS Truant launches 4 torpedoes at DD Kuroshio
Truant bottoming out ....
DD Hayashio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Natsushio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hatsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Natsushio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Natsushio is out of ASW ammo
DD Natsushio is out of ASW ammo
SS Truant forced to surface!
DD Natsushio firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Hatsukaze firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

The only other notable item from today is the fall of Bataan.
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Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 23799 troops, 202 guns, 129 vehicles, Assault Value = 634

Defending force 33844 troops, 298 guns, 122 vehicles, Assault Value = 343

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 416

Allied adjusted defense: 83

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Bataan !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Stearman 75M: 2 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
985 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 65 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 36 disabled

Allied ground losses:
22210 casualties reported
Squads: 841 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2097 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 61 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 372 (372 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 172 (172 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 42

Assaulting units:
16th Engineer Regiment
65th Brigade
Tanaka
2nd Engineer Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
48th Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
2nd PA Constabulary Regiment
4th Marine Regiment
31st PA Infantry Division
Manila Bay Defenses
1st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
2nd/45th PS Inf Battalion
51st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constblry HW Regiment
91st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
31st Infantry Regiment
14th PS Engineer Regiment
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
21st PA Infantry Division
201st PA Construction Battalion
II Philippine Corps
Nichols Field AAF Base Force
Asiatic Fleet
1st PI Base Force
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
Clark Field AAF Base Force
I Philippine Corps
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
11th PA Infantry Division
Provisional GMC Grp
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
Far East USAAF
Bataan USN Base Force
1st/45th PS Inf Battalion
301st Construction Battalion
USAFFE
202nd PA Construction Battalion
3rd/45th PS Inf Battalion
PAF Aviation
41st PA Infantry Division
803rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
4th PA Constabulary Regiment
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

Cagayan, Cebu, and Babuyan (SW Batan Island) are the only bases holding out in the Philippines. There are also two squads of guerrilla Observers on Palawan.





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1942 February 17

The Empire captured:
Ndeni
Muntok

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Cebu
Muntok

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


KB is spotted at Singapore. Their little ASW excursion might have been a try at a surprise raid that was called off when they were spotted??

Speaking of being spotted, a rare sighting of one of our convoys by the Empire. So far convoy routing efforts have been very successful in avoiding Imperial submarines.





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1942 February 18

The Empire captured:
Tjilatjap
Gebe

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Tandjoengbalai
Batjan
Madjene
Gebe

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


KB is still at Singapore. SigInt has alerted on a second target in the tip of India that Imperial forces are preparing for. The Dutch subs are being re-based at Colombo and most or all should be there before any invasion. Two are being repaired in Australia.





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The Empire captured:
Tandjoengbalai
Madjene
Batjan

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
49,83
Toboali

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The KB is still at Singapore. Kendari put a good Resistance.
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Ground combat at Kendari (70,106)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1860 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 1082 troops, 15 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

Japanese adjusted assault: 25

Allied adjusted defense: 17

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
Kure 1st SNLF

Defending units:
Kendari Garrison Battalion
Kendari Base Force


Over Burma the AVG and British, et al fighters gave the Imperial aerial raiders a bloody nose in the skies above the 7th Hussars Regiment near Moulmein. A handful Zeros and Oscars were too few to protect 22 Anns from the defenders. 7 x Anns, 3 x Zeros, and 2 x Oscars were taken down for no losses on our side.

In a surprise move, the Imperial Guards Division has been landed at 49,83 to stifle the planned clam-diggers uprising. Clearly a cover story, the Empire released a statement that Devious Admiral Wa ordered the exercise as practice for the upcoming secret invasion of India.





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The Empire captured:
Auki
Buitenzorg
Cebu
Toboali

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Lunga

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


We have lost sight of the KB. Most likely they are covering the suppression of the clam-diggers rebellion.

It looks like we've won the race to hold the door behind Kukong open as the Imperial unit that was making cross country to cut the road has changed course. There are 6 enemy units in Kukong and another 7 on the way. There are 10 enemy units to the east of Changsha and another 6 on the way. Our units there are holding under the stacking limits to conserve supply and so might be overwhelmed. But if they can hold for one or two turns the supply burn for DAW's forces ought to be tremendous. Imperial troops have appeared behind Nanning, after presumably traveling along the road from Indochina.





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Looks like he is trying to trap you between two forces at Nanning. The river and the wooded terrain help you on defence and you have a clear path back to Liuchow if you have to retreat, but Liuchow is in clear terrain. Unless you have good forts or your forces are much larger than his you may have to set up your defence at Kweilin. [I doubt that your Chinese troops have been able to gain enough experience yet to resist IJA superiority in equipment, mobility and leaders.]

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Certainly DAW could have other forces up the road that are tasked with cutting the road/rail net down to Liuchow and the road net toward Burma. Chinese units have been dispatched to deal with that possibility.



1942 February 21

The Empire captured:
Lunga
Kendari
Kuria
Benkoelen

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Kendari
Kuria
Kai-eilanden

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The 7 Imperial units at Kukong are a bit more than half the AV of the Chinese units present, but there are 7 more invaders coming. East of Changsha is a different story.
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Ground combat at 83,52 (near Changsha)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5632 troops, 155 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 2395

Defending force 42342 troops, 152 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1254

Japanese ground losses:
164 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
37th Division
6th Division
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
110th Division
2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
35th Division
15th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Armored Car Co
32nd/B Division
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

Defending units:
53rd Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps

Obviously the troop count is wrong, so hopefully they are way over the stacking limit of 55,000 in that hex. Our guys are at fortification levels 2 and 3 (2 of each for the 4 units) and aerial bombing will be ordered to assist them. Changsha itself has reached fortification level 6.

Naval search has spotted the KB moving back through the Strait of Malacca toward the Andaman Sea. The clam-diggers rebellion is in full retreat. With the arrival of Imperial forces at Soerabaja all USN subs have been re-based to Perth with having adequate fuel remaining on patrol. Meanwhile all RNN subs were already re-based to Colombo, with a few remaining on patrol while their fuel held out and the rest sailing for their new water. Those remaining few have been ordered back to Colombo to oppose the IJN's foray.





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1942 February 22

The Empire captured:
Billiton
Nonouti
Kai-eilanden

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Tockangbesi-eilanden
Palopo
Nonouti

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Today there were the expected air attacks, plus a miscue within the Imperial ranks. It seems that outside Changsha only one division got the orders to attack, and the others held firm and watched.
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Ground combat at 83,52 (near Changsha)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 18774 troops, 257 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 2385

Defending force 42286 troops, 152 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1247

Japanese adjusted assault: 13

Allied adjusted defense: 777

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 59

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

Japanese ground losses:
3356 casualties reported
Squads: 31 destroyed, 302 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 14 (6 destroyed, 8 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
15th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
35th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
6th Division
9th Armored Car Co
110th Division
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
32nd/B Division
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

Defending units:
53rd Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps

KB was not scouted this turn, so they could be heading into the Andaman Sea or the Indian Ocean main.





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