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RE: 1944 February 06 - 6/5/2014 4:22:04 AM   
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Kendari will be invaded relatively soon, but it will take a little while to finish shuffling forces in from Milne Bay. Forces are prepared for Ternate and Manado but we might bypass them or bypass them at first.




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1944 February 07 - 6/7/2014 1:19:55 AM   
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1944 February 07

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Yap

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Our subs got a TK.

2,725 AV at Chungking. The Empire has noted the lack of fighters at Tsuyung and ambushed our Chinese B-25 (B-25D) raids on Imperial troops along the road south of that city.

Probably 200 or more Franks swept both our base at Bassein and various hexes in the area. We did OK but I would have preferred to lose fewer Spitfire VIII. See tally below. We did some rearranging of squadrons. Still have more we can bring in if need be.

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
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Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding Yap
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Yap
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Kwajalein Island
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

Yap fell quite handily.
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Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11094 troops, 92 guns, 83 vehicles, Assault Value = 383

Defending force 2172 troops, 12 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 62

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 591

Japanese adjusted defense: 37

Allied assault odds: 15 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Yap !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
329 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 26 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (4 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 24 (22 destroyed, 2 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
11th NZ Brigade
34th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
12th NZ Brigade
3rd Pioneer Battalion
3rd NZ Division

Defending units:
62nd Naval Guard Unit
6th Air Div /1


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Saipan is now well supplied and the troops rested enough for a general attack tomorrow. After that we will start pulling out divisions to lighten the logistical load of attacks and allow better recovery. Airfield service damage is now 24%, so it looks like the port will begin repairs tomorrow. Naval search out of both Yap and Saipan begins tomorrow.

The Marcus invasion forces continue toward the objective and now a number of cruiser bombardment TFs set out to join them. Three or four days from now will be D-Day.

The Agrihan troops begin loading tomorrow as well. There will be no shock attack required there, so two of the units being ~90% prepared when landing should be OK. The fleet carriers now near Yap are moving NE, and will make a pass at shipping around the Bonins before covering the Agrihan invasion. They will also be in position to support the carrier/battleship forces covering the Marcus invasion should that be needed.

There is a sighting of an IJN TF with 2x CA and 2x APD at Roxas in the central Philippines.

Here are the day's air losses from Tracker, which shows 5 or 6 fewer Franks lost compared to in-game.




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1944 February 08 - 6/7/2014 5:57:14 AM   
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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Our subs got two xAK.

Definitely more than 3,000 casualties at Chungking. One attack alone tallied more than 1,100. 2,644 AV there now.

No Imperial sweeps today, but I'm sure we haven't seen the last of them. Units continue repositioning and rebuilding.

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
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Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding Peleliu
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Yap
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Kwajalein Island
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

There is one unit left at Yap but it seems only to have a few vehicles and will certainly be destroyed tomorrow.
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Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11020 troops, 92 guns, 83 vehicles, Assault Value = 371

Defending force 1608 troops, 8 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Allied adjusted assault: 548

Japanese adjusted defense: 7

Allied assault odds: 78 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
250 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
34th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
11th NZ Brigade
12th NZ Brigade
3rd Pioneer Battalion
3rd NZ Division

Defending units:
62nd Naval Guard Unit
6th Air Div /1


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The defenders at Saipan are still making things costly for us. The 2nd USMC Div is pulling out now, and two of the USA divisions will pull out the following day so that all three can begin rebuilding and preparing for a future target. After the remaining forces have recovered sufficiently they will bombard to see what effect that has. Supply was a negative modifier for the Imperials today, but as recently as yesterday their flak was knocking our 2EB out of the air. If they are just now running out of supply that should change things. It does look as though we disabled half of their remaining combat squads today, so the worst might be over.
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Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 72456 troops, 1233 guns, 1296 vehicles, Assault Value = 2158

Defending force 23054 troops, 143 guns, 38 vehicles, Assault Value = 286

Allied adjusted assault: 2403

Japanese adjusted defense: 225

Allied assault odds: 10 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
3309 casualties reported
Squads: 31 destroyed, 146 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 73 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 33 (15 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1707 casualties reported
Squads: 79 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 25 (20 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (10 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Assaulting units:
6th Infantry Division
2nd Marine Division
1st USMC Tank Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
40th Infantry Division
25th Infantry Division
193rd Tank Battalion
41st Infantry Division
766th Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry Division
767th Tank Battalion
XIV US Corps
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
3rd AmphTrac Engineer Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
6th Port Advn Base Force

Defending units:
4th Division
49th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
51st Air Division
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
64th Field AA Battalion
63rd Field AA Battalion
33rd JNAF AF Unit
18th Army
5th Base Force
6th Port Unit
Saipan Naval Fortress
115th JAAF AF Bn


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One or more units has been destroyed on Kwajalein, evidenced by the 4EB from Kusaie re-targeting to IJ forces stranded on Ontong Java.

Spitfires are still flying out of Kalao. It looks like another bombardment is coming in tonight. We have mine layers on the way that should be able to make their run the day after. But, there might be enemy presence then too, so we'll have to wait and see what develops tomorrow.

Here is a look at the Kalao area. The TF SE of Soerabaja includes at least one DD, while the TF near Bandjermasin includes at least one CL.




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1944 February 09 - 6/9/2014 2:49:50 AM   
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1944 February 09

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Our subs got one xAK.

2,629 AV at Chungking. Fewer than 2,000 casualties today; a 'light' day!

No change of status in Burma, units still moving and rebuilding and so far no indication that movements have been recognized.

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
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Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Kwajalein Island
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

One bombardment group heading for Marcus has been slightly spotted. No matter, the landings take place tomorrow and all but one bombardment TF will strike overnight. One group centered around a CL is too far away and will be available for followup strikes if needed.

Our fleet carriers have been spotted ~200 nm WSW of Iwo Jima. There is a convoy already heading north and now midway between Chichi Jima and Torishima, but otherwise only what looks like a small surface combatant force (destroyers) at Haha Jima. The carriers will head for Agrihan.

The Agrihan invasion will land tomorrow also. There will be no supporting bombardments.

The troops that will remain at Saipan until it is secure will bombard tomorrow. Unless results are bad, it will be kept up for a few days to deplete Imperial supplies. Even at 15,000 ft they are damaging our 2EB, so they must have some supply remaining! The 43rd and 6th IDs are being pulled out tomorrow.

Yap is secure.
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Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11040 troops, 91 guns, 83 vehicles, Assault Value = 373

Defending force 42 troops, 0 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 631

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 631 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
11th NZ Brigade
34th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
12th NZ Brigade
3rd Pioneer Battalion
3rd NZ Division

Defending units:
6th Air Div /1


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Kalao was not hit overnight and the mine layers made better time than expected. The base now has 200 defensive mines in place. The next field will be ordered placed one hex to the west to present an obstacle to the approach of any bombardment group.

While many replacement squads are still required, great progress is being made in rebuilding the units assigned to take Iwo Jima. At which time they will, of course, begin rebuilding all over again.

Here is an overview map. Notice the stream of ships approaching Marcus Island and the USN fast carriers WSW of Iwo Jima. The invasion forces just west of Agrihan are also visible.




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RE: 1944 February 09 - 6/10/2014 3:01:01 AM   
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Do I hear the sound of B-29s warming up? Two months and the Home Islands will start feeling fire in the sky. An avalanche rolls toward Japan. The Chinese gambit by Admiral Wa has tied up so many troops that the island hopping campaign has been remarkably easy after Truk was vanquished. Again, nicely done.

I know you hurt elements of the KB and friends earlier, but isn't the big 6 of the original KB still around. I can't remember now.

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RE: 1944 February 09 - 6/10/2014 3:20:44 AM   
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CV Hiyo
CV Hiryu
CVL Shoho
CVL Zuiho
CVL Ryujo
CVE Hosho
CVE Chuyo
CVE Taiyo

A current sunk ships list is included, subject to FOW of course. Click on the link, then click on the file, then maximize the window to see the columns line up correctly.

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1944 February 10 - 6/10/2014 6:04:56 AM   
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1944 February 10

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Gorong
Marcus Island

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Agrihan
Marcus Island

Our subs got two xAK, a PC, and BB Fuso (with 2 torpedoes).

2,571 AV at Chungking, more than 2,000 casualties today.

Burma was again quiet with only the continuous Allied strikes against the battle hex SW of Toungoo.

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
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Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding Peleliu
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Marcus Island
Allied Ships Bombarding Marcus Island
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Marcus Island
Allied Ships Bombarding Marcus Island
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Kwajalein Island
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

Marcus Island was both captured and secured. The base has moderate damage, a total of 122% damage out of 300%, so it will take a bit to repair before fortifications are established. The bases are already both size 1 out of 0, so expansion will only be ordered once fortifications are deemed large enough to protect whatever garrison is assigned. Naval Search will commence out of Marcus Island tomorrow.
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Ground combat at Marcus Island (123,85)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 4658 troops, 38 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 182

Defending force 2420 troops, 19 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

Allied adjusted assault: 78

Japanese adjusted defense: 10

Allied assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Marcus Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1692 casualties reported
Squads: 71 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 59 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 21 (21 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
1268 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 93 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Assaulting units:
22nd Marine Regiment
1st Arm Amphib Battalion

Defending units:
67th Naval Guard Unit
5th JAAF AF Bn


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67th Naval Guard Unit Wiped Out at Marcus Island by attrition!!!

The landing at Agrihan went well and the first attack will be tomorrow.
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Ground combat at Agrihan (111,88)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1067 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

Defending force 4581 troops, 35 guns, 46 vehicles, Assault Value = 156

Assaulting units:
1st South Seas Gsn
22nd Field Construction Battalion
19th Field Construction Battalion
24th Field Construction Battalion

Defending units:
102nd Cmbt Engineer Regiment
112th Cavalry Regiment
134th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
4th Pioneer Battalion


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The bombardment at Saipan went very well, so we will keep up that until it looks as though the defenders' supply situation is favorable. The bases on Saipan have been completely repaired and the airfields are being expanded.
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Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 33751 troops, 618 guns, 395 vehicles, Assault Value = 1192

Defending force 20875 troops, 130 guns, 38 vehicles, Assault Value = 152

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

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

Assaulting units:
193rd Tank Battalion
40th Infantry Division
41st Infantry Division
1st USMC Tank Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
766th Tank Battalion
25th Infantry Division
767th Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
3rd AmphTrac Engineer Battalion
XIV US Corps
6th Port Advn Base Force

Defending units:
4th Division
49th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
51st Air Division
5th Base Force
63rd Field AA Battalion
18th Army
33rd JNAF AF Unit
6th Port Unit
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
64th Field AA Battalion
Saipan Naval Fortress
115th JAAF AF Bn


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The bombardment at Kalao was cancelled, per orders of the skipper and crew of S-36, assigned to guard the western approaches to Kalao.
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Sub attack near Kalao at 66,110

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, Torpedo hits 2
DD Ariake

Allied Ships
SS S-36, hits 5

SS S-36 launches 4 torpedoes at BB Fuso
S-36 bottoming out ....
DD Ariake fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ariake fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ariake attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ariake fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ariake fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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The fleet carriers are heading south to refuel near Guam. Then they will head to Babeldaob and prepare to escort an APD convoy carrying troops to occupy Talaud-eilanden. Quick in and quick out is the plan. The APD convoy has loaded on Australia's Pacific coast and will refuel at Beola.

Here is a look at a contact in the South China Sea that could be fleet carriers, or just a well escorted tanker convoy.




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RE: 1944 February 10 - 6/10/2014 10:15:30 PM   
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May Fuso turn turtle and join her many sisters in the deep. However, unless additional damage is done or some japanese sailor screws up the damage control detail, that BB will probably survive long enough to run the sub gauntlet around teh Home islands. Your subs are really starting to score a lot of victories. Nice to see an S Boat do the deed and survive to tell about it.

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1944 February 11 - 6/12/2014 5:55:12 AM   
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1944 February 11

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Our subs came up empty and one was badly damaged.

2,642 AV at Chungking. Our brave infantry eliminated an Imperial engineering unit that was trying to sneak its way back to their orcish brethren.

A little excitement in the Burma region, as 2 Betty bombers tried to raid shipping at Ramree Island. Perhaps they were testing defenses, but they had to report their findings by radio. Otherwise units continue rebuilding nicely.

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
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Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding Peleliu
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

The attack at Agrihan went less well than hoped. The next attack will benefit from more preparation and will be accompanied by naval bombardments. Disruption was not terrible but must be recovered before we go again.
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Ground combat at Agrihan (111,88)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4655 troops, 35 guns, 46 vehicles, Assault Value = 160

Defending force 4111 troops, 4 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 40

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 5

Allied adjusted assault: 71

Japanese adjusted defense: 99

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 5)

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

Japanese ground losses:
349 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled

Allied ground losses:
333 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled

Assaulting units:
112th Cavalry Regiment
102nd Cmbt Engineer Regiment
134th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
4th Pioneer Battalion

Defending units:
1st South Seas Gsn
19th Field Construction Battalion
22nd Field Construction Battalion
24th Field Construction Battalion


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The folks at Kalao learned about pay back, as Fuso's Friends savaged the place.
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Night Naval bombardment of Kalao at 66,110

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
CA Mogami
CA Chikuma
CA Tone

Allied ground losses:
1039 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 60 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 23 (3 destroyed, 20 disabled)

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 35
Port hits 21
Port supply hits 3

CA Suzuya firing at Kalao
CA Mikuma firing at Kalao
CA Mogami firing at 6th Avn Sup Afd
CA Chikuma firing at Kalao
CA Tone firing at Kalao


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This is what the base at Kalao was established for. While this is going on we will be able to get base forces into Namlea without heavy forces covering. Speaking of which, the Imperial Death Gliders tried their luck on a supply convoy unloading at Boela, where fighter cover was lacking. LRCAP has been specifically assigned for tomorrow and a 4EB raid ordered against Manado.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
xAK Empire Hamble
xAK Elisavet

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 24

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Talune
xAK Empire Hamble
xAK Koomilya
xAK Kauri
xAK Mangola
xAK Aldinga

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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The bombardment attack at Saipan basically did nothing. Our aircraft are still being damaged, so supply is still present. Tomorrow they will get all naval bombardment groups in the area (meaning none for Tinian, but not the fast BBs) and a deliberate attack by the four ID and other units present.

The Wake invasion forces are loading along the coast of New Guinea and will take on supply at Truk on their way to Wake Island.

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1944 February 12 - 6/13/2014 6:03:37 PM   
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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Our subs got an SC.

2,631 AV at Chungking.

Same in Burma: some movement and lots of rebuilding. But down the coast an IJN surface force is seen just west of Georgetown.

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
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Allied Ships Bombarding Agrihan
Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding Peleliu
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Kwajalein Island
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

I spoke too soon about Namlea being shielded by Kalao, but it is still substantially true. The IJN CL gaggle was not seen the day before bombardment, nor are they seen now on their way wherever it is they are off to. The surface group from Darwin is being home-ported at Namlea to cover the arrival of the base force in two days, and two squadrons of P-38 have been flown in and put on CAP.
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Night Naval bombardment of Namlea at 76,108

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Catalina I: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Tatsuta
CL Tenryu
CL Kuma
CL Abukuma
CL Kinu
CL Jintsu
CL Naka
CL Sendai

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 28
Port hits 4

CL Tatsuta firing at Namlea
CL Tenryu firing at Namlea
CL Kuma firing at Namlea
CL Abukuma firing at Namlea
CL Kinu firing at Namlea
CL Jintsu firing at Namlea
CL Naka firing at Namlea
CL Sendai firing at Namlea


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Our attack at Saipan went very well. The troops will rest to get disruption down to a similar level and then attack again.
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Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 37042 troops, 637 guns, 918 vehicles, Assault Value = 1224

Defending force 20820 troops, 124 guns, 38 vehicles, Assault Value = 162

Allied adjusted assault: 1482

Japanese adjusted defense: 81

Allied assault odds: 18 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2234 casualties reported
Squads: 155 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 46 destroyed, 63 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 26 (18 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
442 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 14 (4 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Assaulting units:
41st Infantry Division
766th Tank Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
40th Infantry Division
25th Infantry Division
767th Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
3rd AmphTrac Engineer Battalion
XIV US Corps
6th Port Advn Base Force

Defending units:
49th Infantry Regiment
4th Division
148th Infantry Regiment
63rd Field AA Battalion
Saipan Naval Fortress
6th Port Unit
64th Field AA Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
5th Base Force
51st Air Division
33rd JNAF AF Unit
18th Army
115th JAAF AF Bn


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The assault team at Agrihan attacks tomorrow. It looks as though another unit on Kwajalein has been eliminated. Fuso has just made the sunk ships list; I am not convinced. Saipan airfield will begin offensive operations tomorrow, against Agrihan, as a base force is being loaded now at Guam for residence on Saipan. The P-38 group will also sweep Iwo Jima.

Here is a look at Namlea. Minor damage, and the units present (all combat forces) are little disrupted.




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1944 February 13 - 6/13/2014 9:57:49 PM   
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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Our subs got an xAK.

2,615 AV at Chungking.

Same in Burma. Search assets have lost contact with the IJN surface force that was near Georgetown.

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
quote:


Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding Peleliu
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Agrihan
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Kwajalein Island
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

The troops at Saipan are ready and will attack tomorrow. The attack at Agrihan made progress and the troops must rest.
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Ground combat at Agrihan (111,88)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4437 troops, 35 guns, 46 vehicles, Assault Value = 130

Defending force 3703 troops, 4 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 24

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 60

Japanese adjusted defense: 95

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 4)

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

Japanese ground losses:
256 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled

Allied ground losses:
304 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled

Assaulting units:
112th Cavalry Regiment
102nd Cmbt Engineer Regiment
134th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
4th Pioneer Battalion

Defending units:
1st South Seas Gsn
22nd Field Construction Battalion
19th Field Construction Battalion
24th Field Construction Battalion


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The sweep over Iwo Jima got us one Imperial Tie Fighter for none of ours. Manado is shut down to offensive operations but we lost a few 4EB in the deal today. One was even shot down over Tinian - buggers!

Tomorrow the surface group ex-Darwin will be on station at Namlea covering the base force's convoy arriving at the same time.

Found them! They had waltzed right through continuous naval search coverage. Perhaps weather was a factor? A sub mine-laying TF is passing by there with 180 mines, intent on a spot near Soerabaja to interdict those CA that hit Kalao. Instead they will, tonight, lay all 180 presents in the very hex where those CL are currently seen. If they are making for Zamboanga to rearm, then we might catch them on their next run.




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RE: 1944 February 13 - 6/14/2014 1:31:03 AM   
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Mines laid in deep water will not have enough cable to float near the surface, and will be wasted. They should be laid
at Zamboanga.

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1944 February 14 - 6/14/2014 3:54:41 AM   
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1944 February 14

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Misool

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Our subs got a TK and an xAK.

2,616 AV at Chungking.

The Empire's vampires staged a massive LRCAP meet up over the battle hex SW of Toungoo. They mainly had success against two Vengeance squadrons, but took other aircraft as well. They did pay a price. This day was made possible by us not putting the P-47 squadrons back on sweep after the recent carrier raid.

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
quote:


Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding Peleliu
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Kwajalein Island
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

The attack at Saipan took a big chunk out of the resisters. The troops will rest again, probably only for a day.
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Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 37105 troops, 640 guns, 928 vehicles, Assault Value = 1229

Defending force 18660 troops, 101 guns, 37 vehicles, Assault Value = 132

Allied adjusted assault: 2085

Japanese adjusted defense: 67

Allied assault odds: 31 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2001 casualties reported
Squads: 109 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 65 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 18 (12 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
130 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (3 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Assaulting units:
41st Infantry Division
25th Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
193rd Tank Battalion
766th Tank Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
767th Tank Battalion
6th Port Advn Base Force
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
3rd AmphTrac Engineer Battalion
XIV US Corps
90th Base Group

Defending units:
4th Division
148th Infantry Regiment
33rd JNAF AF Unit
63rd Field AA Battalion
49th Infantry Regiment
18th Army
51st Air Division
64th Field AA Battalion
5th Base Force
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
Saipan Naval Fortress
6th Port Unit
115th JAAF AF Bn


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It looks like the heavy cruisers are on their way into Kalao. Our ships at Namlea have been spotted, both the surface group and the convoy. Our fast carriers, the fast battleships as escorts, and several cruiser bombardment groups are heading from the vicinity of Yap to near Talaud-eilanden. An APD convoy will meet them there in two days to dislodge an engineering unit to take possession of the vacant island. The bombardment groups will hit Manado.

Here are today's air losses reflecting the Empire's aggressive move in the skies over Burma.




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RE: 1944 February 14 - 6/14/2014 3:56:46 AM   
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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

Mines laid in deep water will not have enough cable to float near the surface, and will be wasted. They should be laid
at Zamboanga.

True, but it's a short term shot. I figure that at Zamboanga they would be discovered too easily. Keep your fingers crossed!

I should add that in-game, they perform the same but are depleted at a much higher percentage each day.

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RE: 1944 February 14 - 6/14/2014 2:03:15 PM   
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ORIGINAL: witpqs

quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

Mines laid in deep water will not have enough cable to float near the surface, and will be wasted. They should be laid
at Zamboanga.

True, but it's a short term shot. I figure that at Zamboanga they would be discovered too easily. Keep your fingers crossed!

I should add that in-game, they perform the same but are depleted at a much higher percentage each day.

That's new info for me! I have tried mines in deep water and never got a hit, even though I know enemy ships sailed over them within a turn or two.
I assumed ineffectiveness was the reason but I guess I just didn't get lucky enough.

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RE: 1944 February 14 - 6/19/2014 7:43:44 AM   
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Deep-water minefields decay at a rate of 50% per day so only freshly-laid fields in the path of approaching enemy TFs make any sense in deep waters. 180 mines are a lot for a submarine minelaying mission - I assume you did not convert Argonaut to SST?

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RE: 1944 February 14 - 6/19/2014 3:14:00 PM   
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ORIGINAL: LargeSlowTarget

Deep-water minefields decay at a rate of 50% per day so only freshly-laid fields in the path of approaching enemy TFs make any sense in deep waters. 180 mines are a lot for a submarine minelaying mission - I assume you did not convert Argonaut to SST?

Oh contraire! I did convert those three nice large mine-laying subs to SST. Kinda going with the feel for things. I'm using them right now to supplement airborne supplies to Kalao. I know it would have been better - more competitive - to keep them as mine layers, but I just decided to go with that upgrade.

I figure that if I get a shot at the CL group with the mine field then that will only happen one or at most two days after it is placed. My fast carriers are going to be visible to him in the area either next turn or, I think for sure, the turn after. If a return mission to Namlea hasn't been launched by then, it won't be.


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1944 February 15 - 6/20/2014 2:42:48 AM   
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1944 February 15

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Agrihan

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Our subs got a TK.

2,670 AV at Chungking.

Still quiet in Burma. Too quiet. A group of IJN CA is seen moving up through the Strait of Malacca.

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
quote:


Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding Peleliu
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Agrihan
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Kwajalein Island
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

Kalao was blasted again by the CA force, then hit (though less badly) from the air. The base is hard up against it, exactly as planned. Only the small combat force has less than 80% disruption.
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Night Naval bombardment of Kalao at 66,110

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
CA Mogami
CA Chikuma
CA Tone
DD Hokaze
DD Akigumo

Allied ground losses:
858 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 38 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 9 (4 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 34
Port hits 17
Port supply hits 6

CA Suzuya firing at Kalao
CA Mikuma firing at Kalao
CA Mogami firing at Kalao
CA Chikuma firing at Kalao
CA Tone firing at Kalao
DD Hokaze firing at Kalao
DD Akigumo firing at Kalao


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Agrihan is ours and is secured the same day. Naval search commences tomorrow and will extend as far as Aogashima.
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Ground combat at Agrihan (111,88)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4330 troops, 35 guns, 46 vehicles, Assault Value = 116

Defending force 3358 troops, 4 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 18

Allied adjusted assault: 59

Japanese adjusted defense: 9

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Agrihan !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
706 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 61 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 19 (19 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
158 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled

Assaulting units:
112th Cavalry Regiment
102nd Cmbt Engineer Regiment
134th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
4th Pioneer Battalion

Defending units:
1st South Seas Gsn
19th Field Construction Battalion
22nd Field Construction Battalion
24th Field Construction Battalion


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1st South Seas Gsn Wiped Out at Agrihan by attrition!!!
19th Field Construction Battalion Wiped Out at Agrihan by attrition!!!
22nd Field Construction Battalion Wiped Out at Agrihan by attrition!!!
24th Field Construction Battalion Wiped Out at Agrihan by attrition!!!

Our troops at Saipan will rest another day before attacking. One ID has 17% and another 12% disruption, and no need to rush things and have results that cause longer rebuilding times. One more day then another attack, meanwhile the bombing and naval bombardments continue.

One of the Wake Island convoys has refueled and is loading supplies at Truk, the other will arrive tomorrow and do the same. They will merge before setting out for Wake.

The fast carriers, their escorts, and the APD Talaud-eilanden invasion convoy are all spotted. The convoy might land troops in the second phase tomorrow or might only arrive at the target. The fleet will be on station covering. No joy on those mines for the CL TF, and little chance they will head the same way now!

Colorado has finished an upgrade at Pearl Harbor and will now head to the Marianas via Truk.

Here is a look at the area where the fleet carriers are supporting that fast-grab invasion.




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1944 February 16 - 6/20/2014 6:01:09 PM   
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1944 February 16

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Talaud-eilanden

Our subs got a PB.

2,667 AV at Chungking.

That IJN CA force is now 2 hexes west of Victoria Point.

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
quote:


Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding Peleliu
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Pagan
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Kwajalein Island
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

The troops are ashore at Talaud-eilanden, so the base should auto-occupy tomorrow. The various cruiser forces with the fleet will bombard Manado overnight. Meanwhile the carriers will reposition.

It looks like we have destroyed the last unit on Kwajalein, so an under-prepared combat unit will make a landing ASAP.

The troops on Saipan will attack tomorrow, the worst disruption being 10% and 12%.

Kalao was hit from the air again.

Recon of Iwo Jima is underway. Results are in - ~20k troops, etc. - but experience shows that several days will be required for accurate data.

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1944 February 17 - 6/21/2014 2:19:46 AM   
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1944 February 17

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Talaud-eilanden
Obi

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Our subs came up empty and one was pummeled.

2,654 AV at Chungking and the end is a little nearer.
quote:


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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1980 troops, 161 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3820

Defending force 185888 troops, 65 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2745

Allied ground losses:
319 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
3rd Tank Regiment
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
10th Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
9th Mongol/A Cavalry Division
58th Infantry Regiment
37th Division
17th Tank Regiment
13th Tank Regiment
51st Engineer Regiment
4th Ind.Infantry Brigade
14th Tank Regiment
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
12th Ind.Infantry Brigade
6th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
61st Infantry Brigade
North China Gsn Brigade
15th RGC Temp. Division
104th/C Division
39th Ind Engineer Regiment
31st Engineer Regiment
13th Ind.Infantry Brigade
22nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
70th Infantry Brigade
9th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
35th Division
32nd/C Division
17th/A Division
5th Ind.Infantry Brigade
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
110th/B Division
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Mortar Battalion
31st Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
84th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
303rd Brigade
51st Chinese Corps
8th Prov Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
66th Chinese Corps Corps
28th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
34th Separate Brigade
129th Red Chinese Division
85th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
96th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
65th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
82nd Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
89th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
43rd Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
34th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/A Corps
79th Chinese Corps
34th Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
64th Chinese Corps
10th Construction Regiment
57th AT Gun Regiment
China Command
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
1st Chinese Base Force
12th Construction Regiment
Central Reserve
37th Group Army
24th Group Army
5th Chinese Base Force
3rd Group Army
2nd War Area
Jingcha War Area
8th War Area
80th Chinese Corps
30th Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
39th Group Army
9th Separate Brigade
1st War Area
5th War Area
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
12th Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
7th Construction Regiment
20th Chinese Base Force
93rd Chinese
41st AA Regiment
33rd Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force
14th Construction Regiment
12th Chinese Base Force
10th Group Army
17th Construction Regiment
20th Artillery Regiment
49th AA Regiment
9th Chinese Base Force
8th Group Army
15th Chinese Corps
40th Group Army
5th Construction Regiment
32nd Group Army
Red Chinese Army
17th Group Army
49th Chinese Division
36th Group Army
4th Construction Regiment
18th Group Army
6th Chinese Base Force
CAF HQ
3rd Construction Regiment
7th Chinese Base Force
39th Chinese Corps
25th Group Army
15th Chinese Base Force
8th Construction Regiment
8th Chinese Base Force
22nd Group Army
13th Group Army
15th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
21st Chinese Base Force


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The IJN CA group is still heading north. See map below.

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
quote:


Allied Ships Bombarding Manado
Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Manado
Allied Ships Bombarding Manado
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Pagan
Allied Ships Bombarding Manado
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

The Wake invasion force will be on station in 4 days, maybe 3. Invasion the day following. The Manado bombardments were quite effective, hitting a number of aircraft of different types on the ground. The defenders on Saipan still seem to be missing the news that they have lost.
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Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 37238 troops, 643 guns, 936 vehicles, Assault Value = 1241

Defending force 17301 troops, 84 guns, 37 vehicles, Assault Value = 102

Allied adjusted assault: 2175

Japanese adjusted defense: 47

Allied assault odds: 46 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1776 casualties reported
Squads: 72 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 12 (10 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
504 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 50 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 12 (9 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Assaulting units:
41st Infantry Division
1st USMC Tank Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
25th Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
766th Tank Battalion
767th Tank Battalion
XIV US Corps
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
6th Port Advn Base Force
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
3rd AmphTrac Engineer Battalion
90th Base Group

Defending units:
4th Division
148th Infantry Regiment
6th Port Unit
18th Army
5th Base Force
33rd JNAF AF Unit
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
49th Infantry Regiment
51st Air Division
64th Field AA Battalion
Saipan Naval Fortress
115th JAAF AF Bn


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It looks like the IJN is trying to make bombardments of Kalao less vulnerable to submarine intervention - but our subs have friends!
quote:


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TF 471 encounters mine field at Kalao (66,110)

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 12, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



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The stupid officials at Talaud-eilanden refused to auto-surrender and had to be overcome by force.
quote:


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Ground combat at Talaud-eilanden (79,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 650 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

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

Allied adjusted assault: 6

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Talaud-eilanden !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
1/533rd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion


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Para assault on Salajar tomorrow. The 5th USMC Division has arrived at San Diego, and is beginning preparation for Nago.

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1944 February 18 - 6/23/2014 7:15:09 AM   
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1944 February 18

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Kwajalein Island
Salajar

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Kwajalein Island

Our subs came up empty.

2,688 AV at Chungking. Another enemy ground bombardment today, but it wasn't very damaging and I really expected a full-on attack instead.
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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1980 troops, 162 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4699

Defending force 185669 troops, 62 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2770

Allied ground losses:
158 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
North China Gsn Brigade
12th Tank Regiment
110th/B Division
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
61st Infantry Brigade
31st Engineer Regiment
10th Tank Regiment
32nd/A Division
39th Ind Engineer Regiment
17th/A Division
15th Tank Regiment
104th/C Division
37th Division
15th RGC Temp. Division
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
35th Division
13th Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
51st Infantry Brigade
9th Tank Regiment
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
70th Infantry Brigade
27th/C Division
58th Infantry Regiment
13th/A Division
13th Ind.Infantry Brigade
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
27th/B Division
5th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
5th Ind.Infantry Brigade
14th Tank Regiment
22nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
12th Ind.Infantry Brigade
17th Tank Regiment
4th Ind.Infantry Brigade
51st Engineer Regiment
9th Mongol/A Cavalry Division
32nd/C Division
13th RGC Temp./A Division
2nd Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Mortar Battalion
31st Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
8th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
10th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
303rd Brigade
87th Chinese Corps
34th Separate Brigade
23rd Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
8th Prov Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
66th Chinese Corps Corps
77th Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
26th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
43rd Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
82nd Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
29th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
13th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/A Corps
15th Chinese Base Force
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
8th Chinese Base Force
7th Chinese Base Force
93rd Chinese
CAF HQ
84th Chinese Corps
9th Separate Brigade
2nd War Area
8th Group Army
18th Group Army
10th Construction Regiment
80th Chinese Corps
China Command
12th Group Army
39th Group Army
34th Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
33rd Group Army
1st War Area
32nd Group Army
13th Group Army
20th Chinese Base Force
2nd Chinese Base Force
22nd Group Army
17th Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
4th Chinese Base Force
18th Artillery Regiment
25th Group Army
5th Chinese Base Force
49th Chinese Division
12th Construction Regiment
3rd Group Army
79th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
37th Group Army
12th Chinese Base Force
1st Chinese Base Force
24th Group Army
49th AA Regiment
51st Chinese Corps
8th Construction Regiment
64th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Base Force
Red Chinese Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
36th Group Army
41st AA Regiment
4th Construction Regiment
Jingcha War Area
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
20th Artillery Regiment
30th Group Army
6th Chinese Base Force
39th Chinese Corps
40th Group Army
15th Group Army
Central Reserve
3rd Construction Regiment
15th Chinese Corps
8th War Area
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
9th Chinese Base Force
5th War Area
21st Chinese Base Force


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Lots of Imperial convoy traffic at Tavoy.

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
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Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding Peleliu
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Pagan
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

Both Kwajalein and Salajar were captured, from the sea and from the air, respectively.
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Ground combat at Kwajalein Island (132,115)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 567 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 14

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

Allied adjusted assault: 8

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Kwajalein Island !!!

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

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Battalion


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Ground combat at Salajar (66,108)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 291 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

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

Allied adjusted assault: 10

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 10 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Salajar !!!

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

Assaulting units:
1st Australian Para Bn /1


The troops at Saipan will attack tomorrow. A sizable Imperial convoy is at Haha Jima.

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RE: 1944 February 18 - 6/23/2014 4:57:26 PM   
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I was at the ASL convention in Austin the last four days, but Admiral Wa was skulking elsewhere. Probably planning nefarious things in WitP. Admiral Harms was present and playing in the finals for the main trophy at noon. He extends his compliments. I played a massive game of the entire Omaha Beach landing (3 x 3 players) over three of the four days. More fun than should be legal.

Looks like Saipan is finally crumbling under the weight of Allied ordinance. Burma stalemated for now. However the island hopping is nearing critical ground for Admiral Wa. Is Tojo still Prime Minister?

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RE: 1944 February 18 - 6/23/2014 5:56:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: princep01

I was at the ASL convention in Austin the last four days, but Admiral Wa was skulking elsewhere. Probably planning nefarious things in WitP. Admiral Harms was present and playing in the finals for the main trophy at noon. He extends his compliments. I played a massive game of the entire Omaha Beach landing (3 x 3 players) over three of the four days. More fun than should be legal.

Looks like Saipan is finally crumbling under the weight of Allied ordinance. Burma stalemated for now. However the island hopping is nearing critical ground for Admiral Wa. Is Tojo still Prime Minister?

That sounds like great fun! I'll be pinging Admiral Harmasaki in our 2x2 emails to get details and, hopefully, photos of him receiving his trophy.

Omaha Beach in ASL? Did you guys finish the scenario? Was it multi-day?

The august admiral is digging post holes. I think the auger ran out of gasoline so he is using a spoon. Might take a bit. Meanwhile the alpacas look on and urge him to go faster, because they want a larger house and they want it now. Never mind that their house has no roof, they won't hear any argument.




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RE: 1944 February 18 - 6/24/2014 2:00:17 AM   
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witpqs - I almost believed that newspaper was genuine until I saw the doctored up part: "Congress Takes Prompt Action".
Now who's gonna believe that!

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RE: 1944 February 18 - 6/25/2014 2:41:28 AM   
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Great story! BBFanboy makes a good point. I guess the Congress in 1941 acted a little more promptly than current day gatherings of the Partisan Bickering Society of Dilitantes and Just Plain Despicable Fools. It would probably have taken the current Congress 6 months to bring to a vote a declaration of war!

The full Omaha Beach campaign scenario is 40 turns long. The Map was about 12 feet long and 3 feet deep. As usual with ASL, the landing rules did not fully mesh with the game maker (CH) special landing rules. So much discussion was needed to determine how to play those events. We played 3 days 9A-9P and managed 5 full and one partial turn. Great fun was had by all 6 who played. I would play it again in a heart beat. OH, Admiral Harms did win the big tourney trophy.

Good luck on your upcoming landings.

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RE: 1944 February 18 - 6/25/2014 2:56:24 AM   
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I'm leaving that newspaper as an Easter egg for when he finally reads this AAR. Mums the word!

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1944 February 19 - 6/26/2014 6:48:39 AM   
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1944 February 19

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Our subs got an xAK.

The end is much closer at Chungking, but I really don't know how long it will take the dastardly Imperials to recover from today's general attack. Can they attack again before we start getting those destroyed units back? There are 3 Imperial units heading into Chungking from the west, so those units might not have time to reappear. 1,668 AV at Chungking right now - ouch!
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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 145392 troops, 1021 guns, 920 vehicles, Assault Value = 4714

Defending force 183961 troops, 60 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2722

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 1834

Allied adjusted defense: 1551

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 4)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
25141 casualties reported
Squads: 64 destroyed, 1689 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 220 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 248 disabled
Guns lost 155 (6 destroyed, 149 disabled)
Vehicles lost 59 (5 destroyed, 54 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
24491 casualties reported
Squads: 651 destroyed, 591 disabled
Non Combat: 752 destroyed, 310 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units destroyed 20

Assaulting units:
61st Infantry Brigade
14th Tank Regiment
13th/A Division
27th/C Division
27th/B Division
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
5th Ind.Infantry Brigade
22nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
70th Infantry Brigade
13th Tank Regiment
35th Division
15th RGC Temp. Division
4th Ind.Infantry Brigade
32nd/C Division
17th/A Division
51st Infantry Brigade
110th/B Division
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
32nd/A Division
17th Tank Regiment
51st Engineer Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
10th Tank Regiment
13th Ind.Infantry Brigade
9th Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
31st Engineer Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
North China Gsn Brigade
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Infantry Regiment
104th/C Division
9th Mongol/A Cavalry Division
11th Tank Regiment
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
39th Ind Engineer Regiment
12th Ind.Infantry Brigade
37th Division
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th RGC Temp./A Division
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
31st Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
65th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
303rd Brigade
8th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
43rd Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
8th Prov Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
69th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
34th Separate Brigade
18th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
34th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
83rd Chinese Corps
82nd Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
45th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
259th Brigade
13th Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
66th Chinese Corps Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
98th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/A Corps
20th Chinese Base Force
41st AA Regiment
10th Chinese Base Force
32nd Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
34th Group Army
5th Chinese Base Force
4th Construction Regiment
80th Chinese Corps
China Command
12th Construction Regiment
40th Group Army
6th Chinese Base Force
49th Chinese Division
25th Group Army
30th Group Army
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
9th Chinese Base Force
12th Chinese Base Force
57th AT Gun Regiment
15th Chinese Base Force
3rd Group Army
84th Chinese Corps
36th Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
9th Separate Brigade
2nd Chinese Base Force
7th Chinese Base Force
4th Chinese Base Force
10th Construction Regiment
16th Construction Regiment
8th War Area
33rd Group Army
39th Chinese Corps
Jingcha War Area
12th Group Army
51st Chinese Corps
5th War Area
13th Construction Regiment
8th Group Army
3rd Construction Regiment
Central Reserve
37th Group Army
79th Chinese Corps
20th Artillery Regiment
39th Group Army
5th Construction Regiment
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
64th Chinese Corps
CAF HQ
8th Construction Regiment
1st Chinese Base Force
15th Group Army
2nd War Area
8th Chinese Base Force
22nd Group Army
49th AA Regiment
93rd Chinese
17th Group Army
1st War Area
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
13th Group Army
24th Group Army
18th Group Army
Red Chinese Army
18th Artillery Regiment
21st Chinese Base Force


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The heavy Imperial convoy activity is now moving south, heading back out from Tavoy, so I presume (from the CA escort) that troops were being ferried in. The armor in the battle hex SW of Toungoo is now heading for that railhead city for redeployment to the battle hex SE of Prome. By the time they reach there we should have all the USMC and USA squads filled out and upgraded. Unfortunately, 1 or 2 days to reach Toungoo, then up to 3 days to start mode 1 day to Magwe, 2 days to Prome, up to 3 days from strat mode, then up to 2 days to the battle hex, almost two weeks will be chewed up redeploying. Will this take place before DAW HQ catches wise and responds?

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
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Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding Peleliu
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Pagan
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

The attack at Saipan went well. Based on counting the destroyed units and those reported wiped out later, I think there are 5 defending units left at Saipan, but mouse-over shows 3 and only about 6,800 troops. Two of the divisions are up in disruption and will stand down. The other combat units will continue attacking.
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Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 36863 troops, 636 guns, 942 vehicles, Assault Value = 1201

Defending force 15927 troops, 74 guns, 37 vehicles, Assault Value = 71

Allied adjusted assault: 1545

Japanese adjusted defense: 27

Allied assault odds: 57 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2324 casualties reported
Squads: 113 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 49 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 21 (20 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Allied ground losses:
124 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 12 (3 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Assaulting units:
41st Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
193rd Tank Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
766th Tank Battalion
25th Infantry Division
767th Tank Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
3rd AmphTrac Engineer Battalion
6th Port Advn Base Force
XIV US Corps
90th Base Group

Defending units:
4th Division
148th Infantry Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
Saipan Naval Fortress
6th Port Unit
64th Field AA Battalion
18th Army
49th Infantry Regiment
51st Air Division
33rd JNAF AF Unit
5th Base Force
115th JAAF AF Bn


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Saipan Naval Fortress Wiped Out at Saipan by attrition!!!
5th Base Force Wiped Out at Saipan by attrition!!!
6th Port Unit Wiped Out at Saipan by attrition!!!
33rd JNAF AF Unit Wiped Out at Saipan by attrition!!!
115th JAAF AF Bn Wiped Out at Saipan by attrition!!!

Two days until the Wake invasion. Stacking limits make figuring out where to stage units quite an exercise.

Here is a look at the area around Iwo Jima and Daito Shoto.




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1944 February 20 - 6/27/2014 7:36:46 PM   
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1944 February 20

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Our subs got 2 xAK. A Dutch sub that was shattered a day or two ago has sunk.

1,634 AV at Chungking. Air strikes and movement by the Empire...

Our movements in Burma undetected so far as I can tell.

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
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Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding Peleliu
Allied Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Saipan
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Pagan
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Roi-Namur
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

Only 1 unit of >2,000 troops remains at Saipan. All units attack tomorrow.
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Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14827 troops, 249 guns, 705 vehicles, Assault Value = 1198

Defending force 4852 troops, 9 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 32

Allied adjusted assault: 1037

Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 207 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2184 casualties reported
Squads: 126 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 50 destroyed, 57 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 18 (11 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
193rd Tank Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
25th Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
41st Infantry Division
766th Tank Battalion
40th Infantry Division
767th Tank Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
3rd AmphTrac Engineer Battalion
XIV US Corps
6th Port Advn Base Force
90th Base Group

Defending units:
148th Infantry Regiment
18th Army
51st Air Division


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148th Infantry Regiment Wiped Out at Saipan by attrition!!!

The Wake invasion goes in tomorrow. Tonight one CA on its way to the Marianas will bombard, as will four CA on their way to Pearl Harbor.

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1944 February 21 - 6/30/2014 5:17:39 AM   
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1944 February 21

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:
Sangi
Wake Island

There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:
Wake Island

Our subs got two xAK and a PB.

1,627 AV at Chungking. When the Empire will consider itself ready to attack again is any body's guess.

All of the armour from the battle hex has made it to Toungoo and are entering strat mode. I calculate that we will have more than 4,000 AV in the hex SE of Prome for the attack. There are currently 1,295 Imperial AV there. Maybe a shock attack will be in order...

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
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Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding Peleliu
Allied Ships Bombarding Wake Island
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Wake Island
Allied Ships Bombarding Pagan
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

Saipan has been secured and Wake Island captured and secured.
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Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2348 troops, 45 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 68

Defending force 4565 troops, 48 guns, 148 vehicles, Assault Value = 166

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

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

Assaulting units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion

Defending units:
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
1st AmphTrac Engineer Battalion


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Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 37335 troops, 642 guns, 957 vehicles, Assault Value = 1203

Defending force 1404 troops, 0 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 1893

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 1893 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1528 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 178 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 31 (31 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
41st Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
766th Tank Battalion
25th Infantry Division
767th Tank Battalion
6th Port Advn Base Force
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
XIV US Corps
3rd AmphTrac Engineer Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
90th Base Group

Defending units:
18th Army


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Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 4558 troops, 48 guns, 148 vehicles, Assault Value = 165

Defending force 2316 troops, 45 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 65

Allied adjusted assault: 152

Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 30 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Wake Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
2895 casualties reported
Squads: 91 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 124 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 58 (58 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Allied ground losses:
758 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 22 (6 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Assaulting units:
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
1st AmphTrac Engineer Battalion

Defending units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion


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The units that were tasked with Saipan have all been re-tasked to Naha. More engineering units are on the way, with the combat units to be pulled out, brought to the rear (northern coast of New Guinea), and split up to take replacements.

The land invasion forces for Iwo Jima are almost ready, with the exception that the 1st Marine Division still needs about 3 weeks worth of replacements, presuming a squad per day per regiment. A mass of engineers has commenced unloading at Agrihan to get that base ready for its support role in the invasion. The port is 55% to size 1, where it will stay until the air base gets maxed out.

Here is a look at the Bonins and a small IJN convoy heading there. Lexington and Saratoga, in company with Iowa and New Jersey, are heading in from the east to intercept. The remaining fast carriers are presently midway between the Marianas and the Philippines and just north of Agrihan. They are heading north on a line just west of Daito Shoto. Both groups are unspotted so far as I know.




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1944 February 22 - 7/2/2014 6:15:20 PM   
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1944 February 22

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Our subs got two TK, from the same TF no less (although probably empty).

1,609 AV at Chungking.

The maneuvers in Burma continue unseen, so far as we know.

Allied bombardments in the Pacific.
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Allied Ships Bombarding Jaluit
Allied Ships Bombarding Peleliu
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Pagan
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Tinian
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro
Allied Ships Bombarding Majuro

The Lexington and Saratoga intercepted a small convoy at Chichi Jima, but lost 15 dive bombers for making hits on one xAK. The main fleet carrier group is unseen 10 hexes SSW Daito Shoto and will move north during the night. There is a large convoy, with many destroyers, at Daito Shoto.

The last of the Spitfires have finally repaired and transferred out of Kalao.

BB Idaho has completed her upgrade and will make steam for the front.

Here is a look at the main USN fleet carrier force heading toward Daito Shoto.




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