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RE: 1943 August 27 - 10/3/2013 12:27:10 PM   
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Hi, been reading your AAR for a while, and I have good question: Why u burn AKAs unloading supply at Truk? Use xAKs, which are expendable...The AKAs (in my humble opinion ) should only be used to disembarck cargo loads on enemy beaches, not supply.

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1943 August 28 - 10/3/2013 6:21:24 PM   
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1943 August 28

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Umboi Island

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The heat is on in China. This is the main point of resistance, and it is being worn down. AV in the force dropped by about 250.
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Ground combat at 70,48 (near Kunming)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15808 troops, 100 guns, 738 vehicles, Assault Value = 686

Defending force 87311 troops, 30 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1450

Japanese adjusted assault: 249

Allied adjusted defense: 187

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
850 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 79 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Vehicles lost 95 (2 destroyed, 93 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
4612 casualties reported
Squads: 209 destroyed, 56 disabled
Non Combat: 69 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
5th Tank Regiment
23rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
11th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
17th Tank Regiment
22nd/B Division
3rd Tank Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
104th/C Division

Defending units:
37th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
3rd Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
74th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
4th War Area
21st Group Army
Lusu War Area
9th War Area
9th Group Army
20th Group Army
16th Group Army
49th Chinese Corps
19th Group Army
56th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
52nd Chinese Corps
35th Group Army



The troops at Lashio should be ready for attack orders tomorrow. The units pulling back will leave the hex the day after tomorrow, coinciding with the turn of attack and therefore greatly easing the post attack resupply burden.

IJN convoy sighted heading into Rangoon - see pic below. We reshuffled fighters in Burma, plus moved in yet another torpedo capable group (at Prome we now have 2x 6-plane Albacore; 1x 12-plane Beaufort I; 1x 16-plane Beaufighter TFX). Tomorrow we will sweep Rangoon (now sporting 53 fighters pus whatever LRCAP is assigned) with 2x P-47 groups and 1x Corsair group, all at 30,000 ft.

At Truk the assaulters are recovering very nicely (they are well supplied), both reducing disruption/fatigue and recovering disabled squads. Disruption will be low enough to attack tomorrow, but I likely will wait another day to further reduce fatigue. Meanwhile a convoy is already on its way to carry the 3rd USMC back to Truk. Another attack with forces in place, rotate in the 3rd USMC and continue attacking, perhaps rotate in the 24th ID and continue.

The fleet carriers are just north of Truk, but they will head to Sarmi to cover the landing of substantial support troops to build and operate the base. Sarmi is within Corsair range of Biak, where an elite group of George fighters bloodied out B-24s operating out or Merauke.





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RE: 1943 August 28 - 10/3/2013 6:21:58 PM   
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The troops at Lashio and Truk.




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RE: 1943 August 27 - 10/3/2013 6:25:52 PM   
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ORIGINAL: traskott

Hi, been reading your AAR for a while, and I have good question: Why u burn AKAs unloading supply at Truk? Use xAKs, which are expendable...The AKAs (in my humble opinion ) should only be used to disembarck cargo loads on enemy beaches, not supply.

You are right. I was hoping they would unload in one day and get away cheap. xAK will be slaughtered. But as it turned out the AKA were hit almost as bad. They did unload more quickly than AK or xAK would have, but using xAK would have been better.

There is a big surplus of APA picking up 3rd USMC so hopefully they can be unloaded in one day, perhaps even in one phase. I have a group of LST near Truk loaded with supply that I will merge with the APA when they go in to unload.

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1943 August 29 - 10/3/2013 9:54:33 PM   
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1943 August 29

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Long Island

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


This is what the first P-47 group ran into over Rangoon.
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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 21
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 51

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 6 destroyed

CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 30000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
202 Ku S-1 Det B with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
4th Sentai Det B with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 13 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 29000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
54th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes



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The second group did a little better.
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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 54 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 18
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 36

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
202 Ku S-1 Det B with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
4th Sentai Det B with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 65 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 31000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
54th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
251 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 30000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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The Corsairs did not sweep. One more day of rest for the troops at Lashio, so the attack will come the day after over stacking is reduced. At sea the IJN small combatants are again running interference, now located 6 hexes west of Prome. The main RN assets, currently near Madras, will move into strike position. The convoy of armored units is near Cuttack and will turn toward Ramree Island when on a straight line with it (2 more hexes). The cruisers guarding Ramree Island are to remain there until time to move out and escort the convoy in.

Another day of rest for the troops at Truk as well.

CVL Cowpens arrived at Balboa and is making her way westward with CL Birmingham and DD Daly. CVE Casablanca, with Hellcats, is about a day or a day and a half away from joining the CVE fleet near Truk.

Here is the bay of Bengal.




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RE: 1943 August 29 - 10/3/2013 9:55:18 PM   
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And the troops at Lashio and Truk.




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RE: 1943 August 29 - 10/3/2013 9:57:41 PM   
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How to deal with the IJ George fighter? I guess for openers I need to up the altitude of the P-47 and Corsair groups to 35,000 ft. I've also freed up some of the best pilots in the USA for assignment to those P-47 groups.

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1943 August 30 - 10/4/2013 1:02:50 AM   
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1943 August 30

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Wewak

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Several Allied sub attacks during the day, two of them successful (xAK and PB). Two more days until 90% effective torpedoes.

This battle, SE of Kunming, seemed to go in our favor.
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Ground combat at 69,49 (near Kunming)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6714 troops, 98 guns, 78 vehicles, Assault Value = 226

Defending force 39539 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1059

Japanese adjusted assault: 32

Allied adjusted defense: 370

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 11

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

Japanese ground losses:
827 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 39 (7 destroyed, 32 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
297 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
Kanno
10th Tank Regiment
104th/B Division
1st Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

Defending units:
21st Chinese Cavalry Division
14th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
27th Group Army
78th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps



The 50th Indian Para Bde has finished airlifting into Paoshan and is setting off for the front. While they are preparing for Tsuyung as part of a last line of defence for that terminus of the Burma Road, their first assignment is to join the defense east of Kunming and try to blunt the IJA armored spearhead.

The Albacores strike again.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ramree Island at 49,50

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 5

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
E Kuri, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
E Yomogi

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Albacore I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo



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We attack at Lashio tomorrow.

Apparently knowing that our fleet carriers were away from Truk, DAW HQ ordered a ground strike to disrupt the attack they must have thought was timed for today. The escort carriers were on duty, obviously deterring further attacks.
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Morning Air attack on Otago (Mtd) Rifles Regiment, at 112,108 (Truk)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 3

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 2
FM-1 Wildcat x 1
F6F-3 Hellcat x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-26 with F4F-4 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-33 with FM-1 Wildcat (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 10000
Raid is overhead
VF-35 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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The troops at Truk will rest one more day.

Heavy cruisers Minneapolis and Vincennes finished repairs at Pearl Harbor and are heading back to the battle area. Two more CA there will be ready in about two weeks. The USA Provisional Tank Bde has arrived at Aden. We bought the 25th Indian Div, currently at Madras and 100% prepped for Rangoon.

Here is the bay of Bengal again. There are two IJN TFs of small combatants running as flankers, while a convoy heads south and another is still at Rangoon.





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RE: 1943 August 30 - 10/4/2013 1:03:33 AM   
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Here are the troops at Lashio and Truk.




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1943 August 31 - 10/5/2013 8:09:41 PM   
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1943 August 31

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The Empire is pushing to break through before the Allies can relieve the Chinese Army. They might do it. AV there is down to about 900. Reinforcements are being rushed in from Kunming and the position between Kunming and Tsuyung.
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Ground combat at 70,48 (near Kunming)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 16284 troops, 104 guns, 780 vehicles, Assault Value = 667

Defending force 79896 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1125

Japanese adjusted assault: 197

Allied adjusted defense: 121

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1165 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 108 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 156 (2 destroyed, 154 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
3915 casualties reported
Squads: 212 destroyed, 67 disabled
Non Combat: 56 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
17th Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
22nd/B Division
3rd Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
23rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
56th Recon Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
104th/C Division

Defending units:
97th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
24th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
90th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
56th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
9th Group Army
20th Group Army
52nd Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
Lusu War Area
9th War Area
67th Chinese Corps
16th Group Army
19th Group Army
21st Group Army
46th Chinese Corps
4th War Area
35th Group Army


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The northernmost of the outriders for the IJ Rangoon convoy lanes were far enough out to run into the RN main force.
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Ramree Island at 46,49, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Shosei Maru, Shell hits 26, and is sunk
PB Tatsumiya Maru, Shell hits 22, and is sunk
PB Yodozo Maru, Shell hits 24, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 2
DD Napier
DD Nizam
DD Norman
DD Tjerk Hiddes

Low visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages PB Yodozo Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Napier engages PB Yodozo Maru at 5,000 yards
Matsuo S. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 2,000 yards
PB Yodozo Maru sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 2,000 yards
DD Tjerk Hiddes engages PB Shosei Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Norman engages PB Shosei Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Nizam engages PB Shosei Maru at 2,000 yards
PB Tatsumiya Maru sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 2,000 yards
DD Tjerk Hiddes engages PB Shosei Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Nizam engages PB Shosei Maru at 2,000 yards
PB Shosei Maru sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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The IJ convoy at Rangoon fared better, being very well protected by its brethren in the air.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 22
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 56

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 10
Hurricane IIc Trop x 11
P-39N1 Airacobra x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Albacore I: 6 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed
P-39N1 Airacobra: 3 destroyed

CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
202 Ku S-1 Det B with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
4th Sentai Det B with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
25th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
54th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 40,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 22
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 54

Allied aircraft
P-40N1 Warhawk x 25
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 25
F4U-1 Corsair x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N1 Warhawk: 2 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x F4U-1 Corsair sweeping at 35000 feet
11 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 35000 feet

CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 22470.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
202 Ku S-1 Det B with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
4th Sentai Det B with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 125 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
54th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 18
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 46

Allied aircraft
Beaufort I x 4
Hurricane IIc Trop x 3
P-40N1 Warhawk x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort I: 2 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed
P-40N1 Warhawk: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
202 Ku S-1 Det B with N1K1-J George (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
4th Sentai Det B with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (5 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
25th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 24000
Raid is overhead
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
54th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Raid is overhead
6 planes vectored on to bombers



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See the air losses screen at the end. We've rearranged the CAP in Burma again, pulling back one P-47 group to R&R and bringing in the last one from the Lashio front. Also moved in more torpedo armed bombers and more Hurricanes for escort (a number of groups, both American and British, are already on escort duty). Meanwhile our attack at Lashio went well. The troops will rest probably just one day before attacking again.
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Ground combat at Lashio (62,46)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 35265 troops, 565 guns, 616 vehicles, Assault Value = 956

Defending force 22078 troops, 161 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 566

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 1114

Japanese adjusted defense: 1018

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1159 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 146 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1283 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 151 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Guns lost 43 (1 destroyed, 42 disabled)

Assaulting units:
268th Motorised Brigade
7th Australian Division
754th Tank Battalion
1st Army Tank Regiment
22nd (East African) Brigade
9th Australian Division
27th Indian Field Artillery Battalion
3rd (Special Force) Division

Defending units:
113th Infantry Regiment
Tanaka
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
64th Inf Group Brigade
21st/A Division



The USA 27th ID is about 5 days from Lashio. The RN main force is not sighted at all, and we can only guess what DAW HQ will make of the nighttime encounter and what steps they will take to safeguard the convoy at Rangoon. POW is low on main battery ammo, so the RM main force will RTB Colombo. With luck, that movement will be undetected.

The troops at Truk attack tomorrow. Also tomorrow, the fleet carriers will be one hex off of Sarmi, covering a large APA convoy unloading there; a large APA convoy will begin loading the 3rd USMC Div at Dagua; an evac Amphibious convoy departs Kavieng to take up station near Truk.

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RE: 1943 August 31 - 10/5/2013 8:11:15 PM   
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Here are the troops at Lashio and Truk.




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1943 September 01 - 10/6/2013 2:37:20 AM   
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1943 September 01

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Mercifully, no attack east of Kunming today. The first reinforcement unit arrives tomorrow in move mode. Hopefully they will be enough until the other two arrive.

The first day of 90% reliable torpedoes went well.
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Sub attack near Calayan at 83,70

Japanese Ships
TK Tatekawa Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
E Wakamiya

Allied Ships
SS Pargo

SS Pargo launches 2 torpedoes at TK Tatekawa Maru
Pargo diving deep ....
E Wakamiya fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Wakamiya fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Wakamiya fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Wakamiya fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Wakamiya fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Sorong at 82,107

Japanese Ships
CS Chiyoda, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Wahoo, hits 1

CS Chiyoda is sighted by SS Wahoo
SS Wahoo attacking on the surface


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The tanker is confirmed sunk, while 13 Jakes are on the ground losses list.

Little of note in Burma, except that the IJN convoy has left Rangoon and is making good speed south, already 8 hexes away. Now 3 hexes east of Port Blair, they are avoiding our highest concentration of submarine patrol zones. On land our forces at Lashio will attack tomorrow. BTW, 99 fighters at Rangoon and 53 at Moulmein.

A surprise at Truk - a pair of IJN destroyers made an appearance, intentions unclear, and ran into an ASW task force. Nothing but smoke and fury then, but the piper was paid later.
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Truk at 112,108, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hagikaze
DD Mikazuki

Allied Ships
DD Conyngham
DD Shaw

Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Mikazuki at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Mikazuki at 5,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD Conyngham at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Conyngham at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Shaw at 11,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Hagikaze at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Hagikaze at 12,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Hagikaze at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD Conyngham at 14,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Mikazuki at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD Shaw at 16,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Mikazuki at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Shaw at 18,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Conyngham at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
Range increases to 27,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Morning Air attack on Otago (Mtd) Rifles Regiment, at 112,108 (Truk)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 3

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 2
FM-1 Wildcat x 1
F6F-3 Hellcat x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-26 with F4F-4 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-33 with FM-1 Wildcat (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 10000
Raid is overhead
VF-35 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 112,108

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 15
FM-1 Wildcat x 14
F6F-3 Hellcat x 16
SBD-3 Dauntless x 18
TBF-1 Avenger x 9

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Hagikaze, Bomb hits 1
DD Mikazuki, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Mikazuki


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The ground attack went well enough, grinding down the defenders. The existing force might attack once more before 3rd USMC Div arrives. That division is on its way via a slightly circuitous route and will not advance all the way to Truk unless the fleet carriers are present.
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Ground combat at Truk (112,108)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 24089 troops, 391 guns, 488 vehicles, Assault Value = 733

Defending force 18931 troops, 226 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 435

Allied adjusted assault: 611

Japanese adjusted defense: 856

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
858 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 77 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 23 (1 destroyed, 22 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
257 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 60 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 9 (3 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 60 (7 destroyed, 53 disabled)

Assaulting units:
763rd Tank Battalion
1st Marine Division
2nd Marine Division
762nd Tank Battalion
Otago (Mtd) Rifles Regiment
1st AmphTrac Engineer Battalion
3rd Pioneer Battalion
3rd NZ Division

Defending units:
42nd Naval Guard Unit
30th Infantry Regiment
Guards Mixed Brigade
48th Naval Guard Unit
46th Naval Guard Unit
Sasebo 5th SNLF
41st Infantry Rgt /2
Truk Naval Fortress
4th Base Force
4th Port Unit



Heavy radio transmissions detected at Guam, and our fleet carriers are detected off of Sarmi. The CVE fleet (currently one hex SE Truk) will pull back to 4 hexes S Truk.

Here are the troops at Lashio and Truk.




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RE: 1943 September 01 - 10/8/2013 2:48:35 AM   
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Hummmmm, just curious.  In your last attack on Truk, it showed 3 Allied Div plus tanks and other support units attacking, yet the troop strength of the attackers is only a bit more than 24,000.  3 Divisions should exceed that total.  What am I missing here?  Are you holding some of the units back or is that the actual total attacking?  I guess the infantry elements rather than the support elements are the only elements shown of the units going in the deliberate attack.

Trust you will soon have better results.  Is Admiral Wa reinforcing by air?  Have you intercepted any of his Tinas or other flying crates?  Suggest a low sweep at say 8000' if you are not already trying that.  I ask because it appears 41st Reg may be flying in.  Don't remember seeing them.

Your battles near Kumming have been very interesting.  My game is just in mid October 1942 and the situation in China is soooo different.  The IJA has not really put a lot of pressure on me there and the Allies have held Rangoon and the Trail the whole game.  Thus the Chinese supply situation is really good.  Within a year, I will be putting a lot of pressure on him there.   Some success has already been achieved in tactical victories and the CH units have grown in size and experience.  So much variety in this game.  The personalities and strategies of the players varies to the point that each game with a different opponent teaches different lessons.  Wa is fairly aggressive, my opponent is much less so.  As a result, I have been able to retake Pt Moresby, the Lae area, Tarawa, part of Thailand and the northern three Kuriles (one retaken by the IJ).  These areas will be good lauching points for future offensives as the bases have had time to grow into potent springboards (except the Kuriles, where he has counterattacked with vigor).

We are stock with PDU on.  He has done fairly well in the air with losses on both sides relatively low and about even (about 300 loses for me and 2900 for him).  You have had greater success in the air for sure.  Nonetheless, my 4Es aeem to have put real fear in him and as soon as they start pounding places (like Rabual and Ambon), he seems to withdraw his air and naval forces from the area.

Love your AAR.  Take it to the devious one!  

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RE: 1943 September 01 - 10/8/2013 3:59:07 AM   
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I've only ever had two divisions at a time on Truk, but I am using a total of 4 in rotation, so that might have been confusing. All combat units attack, only the HQ and the two 'shore party' capable units do not. Those two are there strictly to facilitate loading and unloading. A few turns ago we took a bite out of his large type transports at Truk.

AAR update coming in a bit, almost done with the turn. Bloody day over Rangoon, and Lashio is ours!

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1943 September 02 - 10/8/2013 4:43:18 AM   
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1943 September 02

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Lashio

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Our subs hit 3 tankers in the night! Near Truk our CL based covering force (protecting the CVE fleet) found destroyers Hagikaze and Mikazuki, and promptly sank them both.

In China it seems we got reinforcements to the east of Kunming just in time.
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Ground combat at 70,48 (near Kunming)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15394 troops, 104 guns, 780 vehicles, Assault Value = 558

Defending force 77971 troops, 13 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1071

Japanese adjusted assault: 136

Allied adjusted defense: 238

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1078 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 97 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 58 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 214 (10 destroyed, 204 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1949 casualties reported
Squads: 45 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 29 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
14th Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
23rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
22nd/B Division
17th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
104th/C Division

Defending units:
70th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
74th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps
19th Group Army
49th Chinese Corps
4th War Area
62nd Chinese Corps
9th War Area
52nd Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
21st Group Army
20th Group Army
16th Group Army
Lusu War Area
3rd War Area
46th Chinese Corps
9th Group Army
67th Chinese Corps
35th Group Army


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With luck, that will not be the last 'just in time' event for China. Lashio is ours and the enemy retreated SE, off of the Burma Road!
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Ground combat at Lashio (62,46)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 34456 troops, 567 guns, 616 vehicles, Assault Value = 840

Defending force 20666 troops, 160 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 441

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Allied adjusted assault: 1034

Japanese adjusted defense: 499

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Lashio !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
7501 casualties reported
Squads: 112 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 176 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 85 (83 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 6

Allied ground losses:
537 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 59 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 33 (1 destroyed, 32 disabled)
Vehicles lost 24 (2 destroyed, 22 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
754th Tank Battalion
1st Army Tank Regiment
22nd (East African) Brigade
7th Australian Division
268th Motorised Brigade
9th Australian Division
27th Indian Field Artillery Battalion
3rd (Special Force) Division

Defending units:
64th Inf Group Brigade
Tanaka
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
113th Infantry Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
21st/A Division



The two tank units and the two Australian divisions are heading up the road at full speed, two hexes to the next obstacle. There are only two more. Both are mountainous hexes and both are believed to have two enemy units. Stacking limits in each hex is only 20,000.

Over Rangoon the clouds rained blood.
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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 40,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 39
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 13
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 49

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 3 destroyed

CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 3 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 29000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
202 Ku S-1 Det B with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
Ryujo-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 30000 and 41010.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
4th Sentai Det B with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
54th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 39,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 34
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 41

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 35000 feet

CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
202 Ku S-1 Det B with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 30000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
Ryujo-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 35490.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
4th Sentai Det B with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters to 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
54th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 25
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 32

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 5 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 5 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 35000 feet

CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 36000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
4th Sentai Det B with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters to 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
54th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 92 minutes
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
202 Ku S-1 Det B with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
Ryujo-1 with N1K1-J George (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 33000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters between 35000 and 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 54 NM, estimated altitude 39,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 13
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 21

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 3
F4U-1 Corsair x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 33000 and 35980.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
4th Sentai Det B with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters to 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
54th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
202 Ku S-1 Det B with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Ryujo-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters between 30170 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 30170.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 60 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 11
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 16

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters to 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
202 Ku S-1 Det B with N1K1-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Raid is overhead
Ryujo-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 40000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters to 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes



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The tally was somewhat in our favor, but not to the degree that the Allies need when spending P-47s and Corsairs. Unnamed sources at DAW HQ were quoted in Email News as crediting their development of 'layered CAP' technology. See the day's air losses below.

With our CVEs held back some, 3x Helens made it in to bomb the 2nd USMC Div, but mere annoyance was achieved. The fleet carriers are heading back to Truk to support the upcoming unit rotation. The forces in place will be ready to attack after one more day of rest. The CVE fleet and covering forces will be at Truk tomorrow.

It looks like Enterprise will make San Francisco tomorrow. Transport subs are leaving Manus tonight with the 2nd Fiji Commando Bn to seize Satawal, which scouts as empty for several days now. It will make a good search base. Most of three freshly trained squadrons of attack bombers transferred in to Ponape, and will fly in concert with the ground attack in two days. CVE Natoma Bay is leaving the West Coast for Pearl Harbor. Ambon has >50 bombers and >50 auxiliary aircraft, and only 5 fighters. We are sending 5x squadrons of B-24 from Merauke (maximum range) and 2x from Darwin (normal range) to hit that airfield tomorrow.

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RE: 1943 September 02 - 10/8/2013 4:43:46 AM   
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Here are the troops at Truk.




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RE: 1943 September 02 - 10/8/2013 2:51:43 PM   
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Nice that Lashio was cleared.  Very bloody loss for the IJA.  Opening the Trail will eventually help preserve the remanent in China.  Oh that sweet supply that can now begin to be pumped in.  Perhaps the Chinese, like the Firebird, will eventually rise from the ashes and smite their enemies with a mighty blow. 

About Truk:  The last attack lists the 3rd NZ Div along with the two Marine divisions and support units.  That gave me the impression that 3 divisions were involved in the assault and thusly caused me to ask the questions about the number of attacking troops.  Is the 3rd NZ Division actually on Truk?

Overall, a very good turn for the Allies.  Three tanker losses hurt Admiral Wa.  However, I urge you to watch your fighter pools carefully if you are playing with PDU "on".  As you have seen in other AARs with PDU "on", it is easy for the IJ to deplete your pools, leaving him with air superiority.  Anything less than an Allied 3-1 loss advantage in any given aerial battle is an overall loss to them.  I have learned that aerial "fair fights" are nothing less than self destruction for the Allies.

It is an amazing twist of the game system that the Allies are the ones that must use "flying circus" tactics to gain overwhelming local advantage in order to be successful in the air.  With this knowledge, I will be loathe to agree to PDU "on" in future games unless the developers put in place a separate (higher) Allied replacement pool when PDU in "on". 

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1943 September 03 - 10/9/2013 12:16:13 AM   
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1943 September 03

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Madang

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


No news in China. The Empire is still moving to infiltrate the Kunming-Tsuyung defensive line and is rotating units for the next attack east of Kunming.

The first obstacle on road to Paoshan is manned by the 11th Infantry Regiment and the 4th Ind Engineer Regiment, those two units identified as they sent semaphore taunts to the aircraft attacking them this day. Our first units will reach them in at least 3 days. The infantry divisions will be several days behind the tanks.

Three of the four Chinese infantry units at Paoshan are going to make a river-crossing assault on the two units across from them. Those units scout as having much less strength than the first obstacle, and having our troops in that hex will stop enemy units from retreating to there. Dive bombers will start hitting those defenders tomorrow and perhaps they will be identified.

The raids on Ambon went very well. See the air losses below for the ground losses inflicted for the loss of 3x B-24D1. Ambon now scouts at 39% airfield damage.

One more day of rest for the troops at Truk. The 3rd USMC will arrive at Truk the day after tomorrow, the same day of the attack. No time will be wasted, as the 3rd will go ashore and another unit rotate out the day following the attack. We've also taken the opportunity to collect the various arriving and rearming heavy cruisers, so there will be 4 of them available to support the assault.

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Here are the troops at Truk. 3rd NZ Div is actually an HQ unit.




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And a double bonus today! Here is that Burma China border.




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1943 September 04

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


We are holding east of Kunming, but the destroyed squads are still terrible. Our last two reinforcement units arrived in time for today's battle.
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Ground combat at 70,48 (near Kunming)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13734 troops, 100 guns, 665 vehicles, Assault Value = 386

Defending force 96014 troops, 56 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1694

Japanese adjusted assault: 91

Allied adjusted defense: 379

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
759 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 45 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 50 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 122 (15 destroyed, 107 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2024 casualties reported
Squads: 277 destroyed, 42 disabled
Non Combat: 42 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
15th Tank Regiment
22nd/B Division
14th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
23rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
11th Tank Regiment
17th Tank Regiment
104th/C Division

Defending units:
90th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
54th Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
68th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
9th Group Army
67th Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
4th War Area
20th Group Army
Lusu War Area
52nd Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
9th War Area
19th Group Army
46th Chinese Corps
21st Group Army
16th Group Army
56th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
35th Group Army


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The 21st Div /C Rgt is at the obstacle just west of Paoshan.

The race continues beyond Lashio, but all units are still in hex at that base (the two armored units are just shy of leaving). The 27th ID has arrived, greatly increasing the stacking count.

Ambon now scouts as 54% damaged (without further attacks) and with no aircraft present. The attack at Truk is on for tomorrow. The fleet carriers will be one hex NW, while the CVEs remain at Truk. Here is a look at the troops.




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1943 September 05 - 10/10/2013 6:59:11 PM   
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1943 September 05

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Satawal

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Satawal

A newly deployed P-38H squadron has moved into Paoshan to LRCAP Tsuyung. Helens have been bombing there daily with no escort or light escort. There is still 1 enemy unit at Tsuyung itself, but there are now 2 in the hex to the east (up from 1), and more streaming along the road. The Chinese units attacking west from Paoshan will cross in two days, so more air support has transferred to their objective. That objective is still identified as two units, one being regiment-sized, but the number of troops scouted has grown from ~1,600 to ~4,200.

The new seaplane base at Satawal provides coverage of the lower Marianas. 2x AVD are on their way, meanwhile 12x cats have moved in and begin flying tomorrow.

The attack at Truk went well. The troops are in decent shape but not ready to attack right away. The 2nd USMC Div will come off in favor of the 3rd USMC Div rotating in. The 4x CA TF should be back from rearming in time to support the next attack. Attack bombers flying out of Ponape took it on the chin, losing 11 to flak today. 9 were B-25D1 and 2 were B-25G. They will stand down until the next attack.
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Ground combat at Truk (112,108)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 23895 troops, 388 guns, 486 vehicles, Assault Value = 736

Defending force 18901 troops, 227 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 436

Allied adjusted assault: 1338

Japanese adjusted defense: 865

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
876 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 19 (8 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
398 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 15 (3 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 32 (5 destroyed, 27 disabled)

Assaulting units:
762nd Tank Battalion
1st Marine Division
763rd Tank Battalion
2nd Marine Division
Otago (Mtd) Rifles Regiment
3rd Pioneer Battalion
1st AmphTrac Engineer Battalion
3rd NZ Division

Defending units:
Sasebo 5th SNLF
Guards Mixed Brigade
48th Naval Guard Unit
46th Naval Guard Unit
30th Infantry Regiment
42nd Naval Guard Unit
41st Infantry Rgt /2
Truk Naval Fortress
4th Base Force
4th Port Unit


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A minor operation against Buna, where our troops marched overland from port Moresby, entered the assault phase today. Getting supply overland is tough, so some will be brought in by sea from Kavieng.
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Ground combat at Buna (99,129)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2536 troops, 38 guns, 22 vehicles, Assault Value = 90

Defending force 2055 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Allied adjusted assault: 40

Japanese adjusted defense: 41

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
137 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
45 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Assaulting units:
NG Vol Rifles Battalion
49th Australian Battalion

Defending units:
62nd Naval Guard Unit
3rd JNAF AF Unit


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Sarmi has built a port and is about 2 days from building a fighter strip. An LST convoy will hover near Hollandia (losing only one day) to take advantage of on-site CAP before dropping off its supply load at Sarmi.

Here are some IJN carriers, 34 hexes from Truk. Our fleet carriers are 1 hex NW Truk, and our escort carriers at Truk. The fleet carriers are currently unspotted, but the BB escort was spotted yesterday heading toward Truk with the carriers, so odds are that DAW HQ knows the fleet carriers' whereabouts.




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RE: 1943 September 05 - 10/10/2013 6:59:47 PM   
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Here are the troops at Truk. 2nd USMC Div is rotating out.




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RE: 1943 September 05 - 10/10/2013 11:59:43 PM   
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DAW HQ is diverted by RL until Tuesday.

So feel free to query for any details that you are curious about. I can always fire up the last pre-end turn save and take screen shots, etc.

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1943 September 06 - 10/15/2013 6:49:39 PM   
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1943 September 06

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Truk

Tomorrow Chinese forces will cross the river west of Paoshan as their part of trying to open the upper part of the Burma Road. At the same time both Allied tank units will arrive in the adjacent hex, 'obstacle 1'.

There was no ambush of IJ bombers over Tsuyung as there was no raid. But an unescorted flight of Judies was intercepted east of Kunming by the Tsuyung LRCAP force! 8 were taken, and one pilot accounted for 5 of them.

The troop rotation has taken place at Truk, but the landing was harder on the 3rd USMC Div than expected. They will get the planned one day of rest before attacking, which will also give the bombardment TF time to get in place.

CV Bunker Hill has arrived at Balboa and is making for the front.




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While the unloading at Truk was a little hard on the troops and CD gunfire was intense, we lost no ships and these are the worst damaged. BTW we also landed extra supply along with the troops.




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I assume you don´t have any BBs to spare to help suppress the CD guns while unloading?

And while you were asking for questions. Any plans on a new front opening up soon?

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I assume you don´t have any BBs to spare to help suppress the CD guns while unloading?

And while you were asking for questions. Any plans on a new front opening up soon?

That dastardly Admiral Wa destroyed most of the BBs at Pearl Harbor and at least one more at sea. I have 3 of them repairing on the west coast right now and another just about to refuel at Pearl before heading for the States. The only operational old BB is at Kavieng, just down to 20 sys damage. I want to get it lower and have it help with the Marianas Islands invasions.

I have 5x fast BB with the carriers, and a sixth one (Alabama, I think) is just nearing the front. I am thinking about detaching up to three of them to form a stout bombardment TF. The bombardment group on its way back to Truk is 4x CA, and another 2x CA have just refueled at Nauru to join the party. There are 3x CA repairing at Kavieng. Two are technically ready enough, but if I can do without them they will have more staying power for bombarding the Marianas. Then there are 3 more CA repairing at Pearl Harbor that will be ready within 2 weeks.

The bad news is that all the fast BBs are in want of their summer '43 upgrades. Those will have to wait until the Marianas campaign is over. Soon it will be time for most or all of the USN fleet carriers to get their October '43 upgrades, but at least those are quick to perform.

As far as fronts go, here is the run down.

1) Truk->Marianas: very active. Forces prepping for Siapan, Guam, and Tinian. Other forces prepping for Woleai, Yap, and Baeldaob.
2) Burma: stagnant and awaiting supply buildup in the south.
2A) Burma: open the northern Burma Road, very active.
3) China: when the upper Burma Road is open much supply should be pulled in from Burma. That will mipact Burma and China. Several Allied units will move into China to help repel the Imperial efforts to destroy the remaining major portion of the Chinese Army. In addition, they will try to push back the Japanese and free the large (and vastly over stacked) Chinese Army in Chungking.
4) Northern New Guinea Coast: Advancing slowly. Forces are prepping for Biak and some other bases. Vast movements of support troops and staging of combat troops into bases in this region as the infrastructure is built up to support this and the Marianas offensives.
5) Southern New Guinea Coast: pending, with many forces prepared. Awaiting carrier support for the next phase of advance. This axis will join with the northern coastal advance and proceed into the Spice Islands.
6) Sinabang, etc.: pending. Awaiting further preparation of troops. Another African division has arrived at Moulein that can support operations in this area.

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1943 September 07 - 10/16/2013 1:55:58 AM   
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1943 September 07

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Terapo

The day began well, and got even better.
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Sub attack near Gebe at 82,104

Japanese Ships
CVE Chuyo, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CL Kinu
DD Onami
DD Murakumo
DD Shirayuki

Allied Ships
SS Finback, hits 1

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Chuyo
SS Finback launches 4 torpedoes at CVE Chuyo
Finback diving deep ....
DD Murakumo fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shirayuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Shirayuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shirayuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shirayuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shirayuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
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16x Zeros, 9x Kates, and 2x Jills show up as ground losses.

The P-38 group at Paoshan made several intercepts of strikes near Kunming and shot down several aircraft. This was despite being LRCAP to Tsuyung, 3 hexes away and the group being set to range 3 hexes. I guess a commander with 70 aggression will do that! Meanwhile, far below, the troops crossed the river out of Paoshan.
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Ground combat at 64,45 (near Paoshan)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 12245 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 478

Defending force 4135 troops, 42 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 130

Allied adjusted assault: 516

Japanese adjusted defense: 88

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1099 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 10 (6 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Allied ground losses:
307 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
96th Chinese Division
200th Chinese Division
36th Chinese Division

Defending units:
21st/C Division
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion



As the Allied armor did arrive to the west, these troops could not retreat on the road and instead retreated one hex SW and are now seen moving east. One of the Chinese units is moving west to open the road for supply.

Alabama will be in hex with the other fast battleships tomorrow and join them the day after. The troops at Truk are in good shape and will attack tomorrow. They will be supported by the 4EB (which have been continuously bombing), the attack bombers (which stood down since the last attack), the 4x CA bombardment TF, and this time the CVE bombers will join in the suppression effort as we have enough striking power on station to handle any interference.

Here is a look at where Finback hit that CVE (the highlighted hex). The TF further north at one point scouted as having a battleship.




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Here are the troops at Truk.




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