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1942 February 17 - 1/23/2012 7:02:47 AM   
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1942 February 17

The Empire captured:
Boac
Kalidjati

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The small Filipino Scout unit that advanced on Lingayen to cover the flank of the Cabanatuan operation was beaten severely and retreated to Clark Field. The two armored units from Cabanatuan just barely failed to make Manila in one day. Unfortunately, some IJA units did make it from Manila to Cabanatuan in one day. The units at Cabanatuan will sprint back to Clark Field.

Pearl Harbor is still under more or less constant recon. It appears the Glen equipped sub that was operating off of San Francisco has moved south to the sea lanes serving San Diego and Los Angeles. Today they spotted an ASW group but missed the large troop convoy.

The Chinese force near Hengyang was finally retreated. While the results were bad, they could have been a lot worse. Two of the units will remain at Hengyang to rebuild (for now at least) while one retreated plus the two that withdrew will move to the rear for rebuilding.
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Ground combat at 81,54 (near Hengyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 39847 troops, 477 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 1037

Defending force 16280 troops, 134 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 227

Japanese adjusted assault: 699

Allied adjusted defense: 335

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
747 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Allied ground losses:
4709 casualties reported
Squads: 286 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 93 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 16 (11 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 4

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
55th Infantry Brigade
Kyuko Naval Guard Unit
3rd Division
40th Division
6th Division
8th Armored Car Co
2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
11th Army
22nd AA Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

Defending units:
21st Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
30th Group Army

Even though defeated, those units gained substantial experience. SE of Changsha a more powerful Chinese force digging in to see if its troops can gain experience without giving up the battleground. Perhaps units can even shuttle in and out of the battle from Changsha. Interesting times in China. Speaking of which, in honor of Chinese New Year, here is a map of China.





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1942 February 18 - 1/24/2012 12:57:46 AM   
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1942 February 18

The Empire captured:
Lucena
Cabanatuan
Semarang
Samarinda

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Alas the temporary victories were both taken back. In particular, Imperial air power was pulled back to tactical support on Luzon and absolutely devastated the US armored columns at Cabanatuan. After the aerial carnage, the four IJA armored units that had rushed to the scene made a head long shock attack and routed the Allied troops. The final combat report would not paint the picture, because the preceding air attacks were just as bad. There was good news at Bandoeng as the Empire's troops attacked and suffered casualties at a ratio of about 54 to 1 against those they inflicted. An Imperial unit collapsed and was destroyed during the assault but it's unknown which one.
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Ground combat at Bandoeng (50,100)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15027 troops, 124 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 452

Defending force 29958 troops, 320 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 728

Japanese adjusted assault: 101

Allied adjusted defense: 820

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 8 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
4118 casualties reported
Squads: 41 destroyed, 280 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 30 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
76 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
38th Division
124th Infantry Regiment
6th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
2nd KNIL Regiment
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Barisan KNIL Regiment
1st KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
1st Regt Cavalerie
6th KNIL Regiment
1st KNIL Regiment
4th KNIL Regiment
Makassar Garrison Battalion
KNI Leger
KNI Zeemacht
3rd KNIL AA Battalion
Pontianak Base Force
ML-KNIL
Andir ML Base Force
1st KNIL AA Battalion
ABDA
Prajoda Garrison Bn /1

That Glen-sub peaked at San Francisco and so missed all the convoys that moved by it to the south. The evacuation of the lower Burma coast was completed when the last unit strat moved out of Pegu despite very heavy aerial attacks. The Burma road will close when Rangoon is occupied, but Pegu must go first. Still nothing on the Imperial carriers. Here is a look at Luzon, where the last counter attack petered out.





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1942 February 19 - 1/24/2012 5:30:06 PM   
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1942 February 19

The Empire captured:
Rangoon
Banjoewangi

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The Burma Road is closed. Sources report that an Imperial DD was blasted by a mine at Soerabaja. Today also saw an air raid on Shwebo, evidence that SVC has been ordered by the Emperor to halt the orderly withdrawal of Allied forces in Burma to prevent them from forming a tenable defensive line. Maddeningly, Imperial battleships have moved into Soerabaja harbor as if it is their own. As they did so numerous Dutch combat aircraft made attacks but all missed. Still no Intel on carriers. Horn Island was left unconquered when the Empire seized Port Moresby and Milne Bay.





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1942 February 20 - 1/25/2012 4:40:30 AM   
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1942 February 20

The Empire captured:
Feni Islands
Pegu
Medan

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Vanimo

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Dutch forces set up at Medan for the main defensive line on Sumatra, hoping to hold and damage the oil facilities as much as possible in the fighting. The IJA 41st Inf Rgt would have none of it but did have an easy time owing to the constant devastating air attacks on those Dutch forces over the past couple of weeks. The seizure of Pegu revealed 4 x RTA divisions plus the IJA 33rd Division.

Here is a look at China, showing SVC's effort to undermine Chinese forces north of Kukong. Those forces are digging in instead of running.





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1942 February 21 - 1/25/2012 8:17:49 PM   
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1942 February 21

The Empire captured:
Lubang
Vanimo
Cheribon
Makassar

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Vanimo

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The intrepid RN SS Truant has been repeatedly entering the waters of Moulmein. She finally scored on AK Tosan Maru with one torpedo. Fires were seen, but the target is right at the port so possibly she will survive? During this time of expansion for the Empire it's good to take a full AK out of action. The reduction of Bandoeng has begun.
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Ground combat at Bandoeng (50,100)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 39526 troops, 363 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 1039

Defending force 25172 troops, 313 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 611

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 515

Allied adjusted defense: 772

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1444 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 67 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 32 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 28 (8 destroyed, 20 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
437 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
6th Tank Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
18th Division
124th Infantry Regiment
4th Division
38th Division
91st Naval Guard Unit
25th Army
56th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
1st Regt Cavalerie
1st KNIL Regiment
Barisan KNIL Regiment
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
4th KNIL Regiment
2nd KNIL Regiment
6th KNIL Regiment
ML-KNIL
Pontianak Base Force
3rd KNIL AA Battalion
ABDA
KNI Leger
1st KNIL AA Battalion
Andir ML Base Force

Here is another look at that situation in China. Will time prove it a wise decision to stand and fight there?





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1942 February 22 - 1/26/2012 6:15:40 PM   
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1942 February 22

The Empire captured:
Probolinggo
Soerakarta

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Tagula Island
Roti
Dili

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Combats today were a continuation of the crunch from the air and the crunch on Java. The withdrawal from the Burma Plain continues with only air harassment as Imperial forces have not yet neared Toungoo. The fast convoy with aircraft for Australia has completed swapping APD for DD and is now moving along at 24kn. It will rendezvous with another oiler in a few days to top up. The other fast convoy will rendezvous tomorrow with other TFs to take on fuel, swap APDs for DDs, and to take 2 x CA on as heavy escort. Here is an overview map.





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1942 February 23 - 1/27/2012 4:39:45 AM   
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1942 February 23

The Empire captured:
Dili
Roti

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Roti
Tagula Island

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The reduction of Java continues along with that of the rest of the DEI. Between Kukong and Hengyang, in the rough hex 92mi from each of them is the Chinese army which is digging in. IJA units have moved into the hex from both the Kukong side of the road and the Hengyang side of the road (which they gained from the earlier battles west of Pingsiang). The stacking limit of the hex is 70,000. The Chinese army has ~65,000 there in 14 different units, 8 infantry and 6 HQ. The IJA have 26 units there and given the mass of the formations those units came from simply must be over stacked to a degree that imposes supply penalties. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Even holding on for a few turns might be a victory for the Allied forces.





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1942 February 24 - 1/27/2012 11:59:26 PM   
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1942 February 24

The Empire captured:
Dobadura
Tagula Island

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Tagula Island
Denpasar

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The Chinese Army defending near Hengyang is in trouble. The attack by the Imperial forces today came off at 1 to 2 with somewhat greater casualties for the Chinese. Air attacks through the day were simply murderous and definitely had a significant impact on the combat. The terrain was chosen so that the entire army could be held without supply penalty and is Rough, which is x2 for defense. Forest probably offers better protection against air attack.
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Ground combat at 79,55 (near Hengyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 73008 troops, 868 guns, 293 vehicles, Assault Value = 2034

Defending force 57805 troops, 252 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1478

Japanese adjusted assault: 1591

Allied adjusted defense: 1895

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
2874 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 179 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 39 disabled
Vehicles lost 23 (5 destroyed, 18 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
3140 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 145 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 125 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 17 (6 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Assaulting units:
2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
6th Division
3rd Division
39th Division
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
104th Division
17th Division
8th Armored Car Co
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
13th Army
21st Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
23rd Army
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
7th War Area
12th Group Army
10th Group Army
25th Group Army
32nd Group Army

Another factor is the number of squads of various types that begin disabled for the Chinese. They still count toward stacking. This means that the IJA can field more attacking power per unit of stacking, which I presume is quite realistic. It is still a problem for the Allied player to overcome. In this particular battle, the Allies had just a little over the 70,000 stacking limit, and the combat report showed "57,805" troops in the ground combat, which came after air combat. There were only 4 squads destroyed in air attacks (3 combat and 1 support), so the combat number shows less than the stacking number for the Chinese in that hex. If the same holds true for the IJA units in that hex, then the "73,008" troops shown in the combat report are probably closer to 90,000 stacking. That figure would exact a meaningful penalty in supply. It better, because the Chinese units are almost out of supply whereas they were fine yesterday. Supplies are being flown in by the entire Chinese Air Force, but then again they already were! Disruption is also high for the defenders. We can only hope it is worse for the attackers and that they must rest while the Chinese infantry digs in further as they only had fortifications to level 1.

A deliberate attack by Imperial forces at Manila turned out differently.
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Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 45592 troops, 567 guns, 191 vehicles, Assault Value = 1406

Defending force 34501 troops, 340 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 1135

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 1058

Allied adjusted defense: 1123

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
3813 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 200 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 33 destroyed, 79 disabled
Guns lost 42 (2 destroyed, 40 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
529 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 61 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 39 (8 destroyed, 31 disabled)

Assaulting units:
16th Engineer Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
65th Brigade
48th Division
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
5th Division
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
56th Const Co
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Construction Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
14th Army
9th Field Construction Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /2

Defending units:
3rd/45th PS Inf Battalion
31st Infantry Regiment
102nd PA Infantry Division
91st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
71st PA Infantry Division
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
1st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Regiment
Nichols Field AAF Base Force
II Philippine Corps
1st USMC AA Battalion
PAF Aviation
Cavite USN Base Force

They did reduce the fortifications, but attacks in this vein should at least be slowing down the Imperial steam roller. We'll see. No sign of Imperial carriers. A convoy has finished making up at sea and is getting on its way to New Zealand with fuel and supplies. The fast aircraft convoy has made its final at sea refueling and is now making non-stop for Australia (refueling escorts on the way as needed of course). The fast troop convoy for Australia has traded escorts and is now on the way with destroyers and 2 heavy cruisers after also taking on fuel. They will make one more refueling rendezvous in a few days.




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1942 February 25 - 1/28/2012 5:52:24 PM   
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1942 February 25

The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Rossel Island

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Today was a day the Allies held. The most critical: near Hengyang.
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Ground combat at 79,55 (near Hengyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 70962 troops, 868 guns, 289 vehicles, Assault Value = 1878

Defending force 54795 troops, 242 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1289

Japanese adjusted assault: 571

Allied adjusted defense: 1079

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
4165 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 297 disabled
Non Combat: 24 destroyed, 39 disabled
Engineers: 34 destroyed, 33 disabled
Guns lost 39 (2 destroyed, 37 disabled)
Vehicles lost 59 (54 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
2033 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 137 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 73 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 34 (2 destroyed, 32 disabled)

Assaulting units:
17th Division
3rd Division
8th Armored Car Co
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
104th Division
6th Division
39th Division
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
23rd Army
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
13th Army
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
65th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
10th Group Army
88th Chinese Corps
12th Group Army
3rd War Area
7th War Area
25th Group Army
32nd Group Army

Some units have dug in to their 2nd level of fortification. Hold boys, let that over-crowding in the enemy camp eat up their supplies! At Bandoeng the Dutch are stubborn.
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Ground combat at Bandoeng (50,100)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 47585 troops, 428 guns, 154 vehicles, Assault Value = 1146

Defending force 25090 troops, 313 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 587

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 284

Allied adjusted defense: 688

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
4962 casualties reported
Squads: 145 destroyed, 138 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 50 disabled
Engineers: 31 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 40 (14 destroyed, 26 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
671 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 9 (6 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
18th Division
56th Engineer Regiment
38th Division
124th Infantry Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
4th Division
148th Infantry Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
91st Naval Guard Unit
25th Army
56th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
1st KNIL Regiment
4th KNIL Regiment
1st Regt Cavalerie
2nd KNIL Regiment
Barisan KNIL Regiment
6th KNIL Regiment
ML-KNIL
KNI Leger
ABDA
3rd KNIL AA Battalion
Pontianak Base Force
1st KNIL AA Battalion
Andir ML Base Force

A lesser victory was had at Tarakan where a desperate assault commander ordered a shock attack after (how many?) weeks of being denied. Surely SVC will send in additional troops before the Emperor hears of it. At Padang, near Medan, and at San Jose the Allies held while bloodied. Near Soerabaja the Soerabaja KM Base Force remnants are being reduced but defending anyway.

Forces totaling 967 AV are moving now to cross the river and attack the single IJA unit at the road junction just south of Hengyang. The purpose is not to open a route for the defenders further to the south, but rather to punish that IJA unit and create a weakness in the Imperial position. Other forces are being moved to Hengyang to provide defense as needed.





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1942 February 26 - 1/29/2012 6:24:29 AM   
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1942 February 26

The Empire captured:
Rossel Island
Padang

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The Empire continues to make progress in the DEI, but elsewhere there are glimmers of hope. Dutch planes continue attacking IJN assets wherever they can. The problem is they are overwhelmed by Imperial fighter opposition. Some attack runs are made but on this day they all failed. Even still the Empire is inspired to bomb both remaining airfields - Bandoeng and Tjilatjap - to stop the menace to its ships. Both airfields are now incapable of launching offensive land-based missions, but Tjilatjap can still send the lumbering flying boats out to fight. Both can put up fighters, the few there are. The real action was on land. Near Hengyang the Imperial horde bombarded without assaulting.
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Ground combat at 79,55 (near Hengyang)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 66596 troops, 867 guns, 245 vehicles, Assault Value = 1579

Defending force 52411 troops, 239 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1091

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

Allied ground losses:
213 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
6th Division
17th Division
3rd Division
39th Division
104th Division
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
23rd Army
13th Army
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
9th Prov Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
25th Group Army
7th War Area
88th Chinese Corps
10th Group Army
3rd War Area
12th Group Army
32nd Group Army

Air attacks continue to bludgeon the defenders and yet they dig. Near Ichang the Chinese won a great victory!
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Ground combat at 84,48 (near Ichang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 80181 troops, 699 guns, 92 vehicles, Assault Value = 1960

Defending force 46269 troops, 188 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 956

Japanese adjusted assault: 861

Allied adjusted defense: 2651

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
10979 casualties reported
Squads: 207 destroyed, 482 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 79 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 42 disabled
Guns lost 104 (21 destroyed, 83 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
922 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 120 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Assaulting units:
27th Division
70th Division
13th Division
58th Division
36th Division
41st Division
34th Division
69th Division
12th Army

Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
6th War Area

Almost 1/2 a division destroyed, and about a whole division disabled! This force is fast gaining experience. At Manila the line is held, albeit with some loss of fortifications.
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Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 45553 troops, 571 guns, 446 vehicles, Assault Value = 1369

Defending force 33440 troops, 333 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 1046

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 710

Allied adjusted defense: 693

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
3625 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 154 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 44 disabled
Engineers: 44 destroyed, 11 disabled
Vehicles lost 27 (9 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1517 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 161 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 46 (6 destroyed, 40 disabled)

Assaulting units:
48th Division
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
5th Division
65th Brigade
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Army
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
56th Const Co
9th Field Construction Battalion
3rd Construction Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /2

Defending units:
1st PA Infantry Division
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
31st Infantry Regiment
91st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
102nd PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
2nd PA Constabulary Regiment
3rd/45th PS Inf Battalion
1st USMC AA Battalion
Nichols Field AAF Base Force
PAF Aviation
II Philippine Corps
Cavite USN Base Force

Upper Burma is a new frontier. I am certain that SVC will open others for the Emperor.





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1942 February 27 - 1/29/2012 10:28:57 PM   
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1942 February 27

The Empire captured:
Toungoo
Denpasar

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Pantar
Hollandia

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


"SS O21 detects surfaced submarine at 49, 96 but it immediately dives" We'll catch them next time! Still no sign of Imperial carriers. Port Moresby - or bases nearby - is up and fully operational. Today's raid cost 4 x B-17E (2 x A2A + 2 x ops) versus 1 x Zero for only 1 runway hit. At Manila the defenders were weakened further but did punish the attackers.
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Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 43410 troops, 571 guns, 439 vehicles, Assault Value = 1218

Defending force 31707 troops, 328 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 870

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 667

Allied adjusted defense: 537

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
2397 casualties reported
Squads: 41 destroyed, 80 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 20 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 13 (2 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 34 (5 destroyed, 29 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1645 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 162 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 30 (5 destroyed, 25 disabled)

Assaulting units:
4th Tank Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
5th Division
65th Brigade
48th Division
16th Recon Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
16th Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
3rd Construction Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
14th Army
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
56th Const Co
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
9th Field Construction Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /2

Defending units:
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
31st Infantry Regiment
91st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
102nd PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Regiment
3rd/45th PS Inf Battalion
1st USMC AA Battalion
PAF Aviation
Nichols Field AAF Base Force
II Philippine Corps
Cavite USN Base Force


In the good news department, the ground forces moving out of Hengyang drew some air attacks, taking a bit of pressure off of the forces dug in to the south. Even better, those forces held again, and strongly so.
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Ground combat at 79,55 (near Hengyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 67869 troops, 867 guns, 254 vehicles, Assault Value = 1617

Defending force 52570 troops, 239 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1081

Japanese adjusted assault: 582

Allied adjusted defense: 1345

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
5698 casualties reported
Squads: 33 destroyed, 415 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 48 disabled
Guns lost 23 (2 destroyed, 21 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (3 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1570 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 147 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 18 (1 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Assaulting units:
104th Division
39th Division
17th Division
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
6th Division
3rd Division
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
13th Army
23rd Army
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
86th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
7th War Area
88th Chinese Corps
12th Group Army
3rd War Area
25th Group Army
10th Group Army
32nd Group Army

Now an unknown number of Imperial units are moving from the combat area NE to the river crossing. There are also units advancing on Changsha. It seems there is a little smoke being let across the battle area to obscure the Empire's tactics! The infantry sallies across the river tomorrow with the accompanying shock attack. The Chinese Air Force is deploying to Hengyang with three aims. A) Protect the river crossing troops from air harassment; B) disrupt the unit that holds the river-crossing; C) slow down movement of the Imperial forces farther south in the other battle area.





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1942 February 28 - 1/30/2012 5:06:32 AM   
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1942 February 28

The Empire captured:
Calapan
Prome
Hollandia
Pantar

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Pantar

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The limited counter attack crossing the river from Hengyang worked better than expected against a unit that was smaller than expected. I figured a good regiment was there. Or, if they really wanted to guard the road junction then a division. I doubted that as divisions are not trivial to come by. First, there was one air attack on the forces crossing the river and did get through to the troops but was bloodied and probably blunted by the AVG CAP.
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Morning Air attack on 93rd Chinese Division, at 80,53 (Hengyang)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 32
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 30
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-43-Ia Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied ground losses:
147 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (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 15000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 18th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 28th New Chinese Division ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Division ...
Also attacking 18th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 28th New Chinese Division ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Division ...

Following that it was the Chinese' turn as 21 x SB-III medium bombers hit the Kyuko Naval Guard Unit. That's right - naval guard unit. Then came 2 small attacks by Chinese aviation on the Imperial troops to the south to slow them down. In all 3 cases the Chinese bombers flew without escort! They should have had some of the AVG for escort, plus some additional bombers, but what flew is what flew and it paid off as there were no Japanese fighters opposing the raids. The came the over-match and the outright destruction of the Kyuko Naval Guard Unit.
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Ground combat at 80,54 (near Hengyang)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 37993 troops, 265 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 963

Defending force 1485 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Allied adjusted assault: 871

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 871 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
1322 casualties reported
Squads: 73 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 80 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 16 (16 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

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

Assaulting units:
67th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps

Defending units:
Kyuko Naval Guard Unit

Elsewhere part of the IJA 2nd Division began reducing the ex-Port Moresby defenders. The reduction of Java likewise continued with the elimination of a trapped base force from Soerabaja. PG Charleston is heading to Auckland under escort of DMS Long. Still no sign of the Imperial carriers.

You can see on the map below that the Imperial units to the south of the road junction where the Kyuko Naval Guard Unit was just annihilated appear to have stopped moving north. Hopefully that is the case and not merely FOW. One of the units that just made the river crossing is now moving south at full speed to open the movement path along the road for the defenders there. Complicating matters, there are now 2 Imperial units in Changsha. To the east, where they came from, are another 9. The often seen movement of some forces there to the SW might be totally a feint by SVC.





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1942 March 01 - 1/30/2012 6:01:17 PM   
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1942 March 01

The Empire captured:
Saidor
Manila

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Nearly 36,000 Allied troops fell or were captured with the Empire's conquest of Manila.
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Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 44957 troops, 583 guns, 436 vehicles, Assault Value = 1299

Defending force 29910 troops, 319 guns, 35 vehicles, Assault Value = 686

Japanese adjusted assault: 1099

Allied adjusted defense: 355

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manila !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Beech 18-S: 1 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
1891 casualties reported
Squads: 28 destroyed, 76 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 10 disabled
Vehicles lost 24 (4 destroyed, 20 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
35748 casualties reported
Squads: 1531 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1883 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 63 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 443 (443 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 23 (23 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 15

Assaulting units:
20th Infantry Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
5th Division
4th Indpt SNLF Coy
16th Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Raiding Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
84th Naval Guard Unit
65th Brigade
48th Division
2nd Tank Regiment
5th Indpt SNLF Coy
5th Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
3rd Construction Battalion
9th Field Construction Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
56th Const Co
14th Army
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /2

Defending units:
1st PA Infantry Division
91st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
102nd PA Infantry Division
3rd/45th PS Inf Battalion
71st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
41st PA Infantry Division
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
2nd PA Constabulary Regiment
II Philippine Corps
Nichols Field AAF Base Force
PAF Aviation
1st USMC AA Battalion
Cavite USN Base Force

There were a number of air battles over and near Hengyang, and the results were mixed, a total of about 16 Allied versus about 17 Japanese. The Allies did keep Imperial bombers from hitting the ground troops very hard, though. There are still those 2 Imperial units in Changsha but now a total seen of 14 more just to the east and moving on the city.

Lexington and Saratoga had their 8" guns hoisted off today. The heart says keep them but the head says make room for more AA guns. As aircraft have yet to seriously hurt anything large than a diminutive Japanese CL this was hotly debated.





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1942 March 02 - 1/31/2012 11:34:27 PM   
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1942 March 02

The Empire captured:
Langsa

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


A small tanker convoy with 37k fuel arrived at Sydney and is unloading.

Lots of air battles over Hengyang! The Chinese Air Force/AVG team held its own eve though badly outnumbered. The base is badly damaged and the fighters will have to move to avoid being pummeled on the ground, but a blow was struck for the loss of only 1 pilot KIA. To the south the door along the road has been opened (the unit arrived and changed hex side control) and the dug in units can now begin an orderly retreat to Hengyang.





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1942 March 03 - 2/1/2012 7:17:08 PM   
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The Empire captured:


The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:


There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Merchants at Darwin have been attacked numerous times over two or more days and evaded damage each time. As the attacks seem to be coming from Koepang the convoys have been routed to the eastern side of Australia or to Normanton. The Dutch at Tjilatjap quite stoutly held off an Imperial attack.
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Ground combat at Tjilatjap (51,102)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4179 troops, 38 guns, 73 vehicles, Assault Value = 164

Defending force 15734 troops, 65 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 354

Japanese adjusted assault: 22

Allied adjusted defense: 243

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 11 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
943 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 99 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (2 destroyed, 7 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
8th Tank Regiment
Kure 2nd SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF

Defending units:
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Padang Garrison Battalion
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
1st KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Prajoda Garrison Battalion
Riouw KNIL Battalion
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
Makassar Garrison Battalion
NI-MLD
Batavia KM Base Force
Bandjermasin Base Force
KNI Zeemacht
Tjilitap KM Base Force

Near Hengyang there is a bit of a rope-a-dope going on as Chinese defenders again got the better of the force seeking to batter them.
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Ground combat at 79,55 (near Hengyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 64314 troops, 865 guns, 245 vehicles, Assault Value = 1354

Defending force 57371 troops, 281 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1148

Japanese adjusted assault: 343

Allied adjusted defense: 2527

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 7

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

Japanese ground losses:
4162 casualties reported
Squads: 187 destroyed, 248 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 57 disabled
Engineers: 23 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 49 (5 destroyed, 44 disabled)
Vehicles lost 18 (4 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1184 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled

Assaulting units:
17th Division
104th Division
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
3rd Division
39th Division
6th Division
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
23rd Army
13th Army
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Mortar Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
9th Prov Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
25th Group Army
12th Group Army
10th Group Army
3rd War Area
88th Chinese Corps
7th War Area
32nd Group Army

Even though the exit along the road was open last turn, only one LCU was actually moving. Those that were dug in all remained in their fortifications in case the Emperor's troops tried to attack them as they were leaving. This deliberate attack was handled roughly enough, if SVC had ordered a shock attack the Imperial casualties would have been epic.

Still no whiff of the Imperial carriers. The DEI sure looks different to Allied eyes now.





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1942 March 04 - 2/9/2012 12:04:31 AM   
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1942 March 04

The Empire captured:
Kuria

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Kuria
Bima

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Back in the saddle after a short break. The usual in most places, including heavy air attacks on Hengyang. A bombardment attack at Clark Field showed that the Imperial troops have almost 3 to 1 superiority and so might be ready to attack. The survivors of Port Moresby are further reduced and are down to 2 units. Only the 15th RAN Base Force still has elements that can be airlifted out, and more than 20 flying boats are doing just that. In the DEI only Tarakan still holds the upper hand, but isolated they fight the lonely fight. SigInt says they will soon have more guests.

These are the Imperial ships sunk according to Intel. Only 60 points worth are verified.





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1942 March 05 - 2/9/2012 7:53:39 PM   
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1942 March 05

The Empire captured:
Bima
Melak

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Mataram
Port Blair

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Lots of pounding from the air in the active areas - China, Philippines, Java, Burma. The Empire is cleaning up bases yet to be occupied and forces surviving in the wild, such as the base force remnants near Port Moresby that were wiped out this day. A surprisingly good result for the Allies at Clark Field.
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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 45956 troops, 582 guns, 380 vehicles, Assault Value = 2009

Defending force 24583 troops, 261 guns, 107 vehicles, Assault Value = 548

Japanese adjusted assault: 1231

Allied adjusted defense: 733

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
3741 casualties reported
Squads: 80 destroyed, 160 disabled
Non Combat: 71 destroyed, 43 disabled
Engineers: 36 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 45 (18 destroyed, 27 disabled)
Vehicles lost 76 (28 destroyed, 48 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
406 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 12 (7 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (4 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Assaulting units:
16th Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
5th Division
2nd Tank Regiment
48th Division
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
63rd Naval Guard Unit
62nd Naval Guard Unit
83rd Naval Guard Unit
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
Guards Mixed Brigade
64th Naval Guard Unit
21st Division
2nd Raiding Regiment
65th Brigade
7th Tank Regiment
65th Naval Guard Unit
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
9th Field Construction Battalion
56th Const Co
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Construction Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /2

Defending units:
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
11th PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
1st/45th PS Inf Battalion
21st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
31st PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
USAFFE
1st PI Base Force
I Philippine Corps
Clark Field AAF Base Force
Far East USAAF
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
803rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
301st Construction Battalion

Destroyed Imperial squads are always good. No sign of where SVC has ordered the Imperial carriers. IJA ground units are again on the move near Hengyang, as seen below, perhaps to interfere with the withdrawal of the units that dug in and fought in the rough terrain on the road from Kukong.





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1942 March 06 - 2/10/2012 4:15:46 AM   
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The Empire captured:
Mataram

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Port Blair

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


A lightly escorted convoy intent on Tarakan allowed themselves to be chased away by 2 very lonely PT boats which are unable to make any other base. Again much pounding from the air in all active theaters. At Clark Field a bombardment by the Imperials resulted in:
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Japanese ground losses:
192 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Again surprising and possibly an indication that the IJ troops need to rest before more offensive action? Near Sinyang a Chinese force trying to make friendly lines after sallying from the forest South of Sinyang was thoroughly whumped.
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Ground combat at 87,46 (near Sinyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14988 troops, 123 guns, 113 vehicles, Assault Value = 505

Defending force 14245 troops, 71 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 384

Japanese adjusted assault: 470

Allied adjusted defense: 148

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
206 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
6175 casualties reported
Squads: 210 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 229 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
15th Tank Regiment
26th Division

Defending units:
7th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
21st Group Army

Dutch forces on northern Sumatra are being chased and obliterated at the same time. The bright spot of the day was the Chinese Air Force and the AVG handing the IJA Air Force a sound beating in the skies over Changsha.





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1942 March 07 - 2/11/2012 6:21:55 PM   
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1942 March 07

The Empire captured:
Legaspi
Port Blair

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Port Blair

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


No sign of Imperial carriers. The USA provisional squadrons - fighters and dive bombers - withdraw in a week. That will leave a bit of a gap in Australia's air defenses, but replacement fighters and bombers will arrive only shortly behind, although they will take a bit to get fully up to speed. The surprise of the day was a shock attack at Clark Field, with the results very good for the Allies.
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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 54401 troops, 672 guns, 414 vehicles, Assault Value = 1849

Defending force 23770 troops, 256 guns, 104 vehicles, Assault Value = 489

Japanese adjusted assault: 1082

Allied adjusted defense: 580

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
5746 casualties reported
Squads: 72 destroyed, 313 disabled
Non Combat: 65 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 60 (17 destroyed, 43 disabled)
Vehicles lost 161 (116 destroyed, 45 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Allied ground losses:
706 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 55 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Guns lost 18 (4 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 23 (18 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
7th Tank Regiment
64th Naval Guard Unit
21st Division
62nd Naval Guard Unit
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
5th Division
Guards Mixed Brigade
4th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
63rd Naval Guard Unit
2nd Raiding Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
48th Division
65th Brigade
83rd Naval Guard Unit
65th Naval Guard Unit
5th Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
56th Const Co
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Field Construction Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Construction Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /2

Defending units:
192nd Tank Battalion
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
31st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
1st/45th PS Inf Battalion
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
14th PS Engineer Regiment
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
Clark Field AAF Base Force
I Philippine Corps
1st PI Base Force
Far East USAAF
USAFFE
803rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
301st Construction Battalion

Destroyed Imperial squads are always good, and added to the disablements they remove the equivalent almost a full infantry division until recovery. It was a near run thing as the odds were just shy of 2 to 1, but in the event a miss was as good as a mile.

The boys at Changsha did well until the last Imperial sweep, at which point they were exhausted and lost enough planes to bring the day roughly even. Now they are worn down enough they need to pull back. Near Hengyang the units formerly dug-in to the south in the rough terrain have now left that hex and are in the clear hex on the road just south of Hengyang. There they join several units that waited for them and now all are proceeding to the city. Coincident with their arrival is that of 4 unknown strength Imperial units from the east. Other Imperial units are seen giving chase from the south. The Chinese units moving in the open have over 1,800 AV strength and another >1,100 AV are in the city. Fortifications are level 4 plus 3%, building being hampered by the successful enemy bombing campaign. Here is a look at China.





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1942 March 08 - 2/12/2012 6:25:10 PM   
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1942 March 08

The Empire captured:
Tavoy

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Lomblen
Jesselton
Puerto Princesa

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The beatings from the air continued, and on the road in the clear terrain south of Hengyang the beatings were severe as predicted. Over 50 combat squads and a like number of non-combat squads disabled. Thank goodness the troops are moving in combat formations. Over Java some intrepid Dutch flying boat crews made attacks on Imperial ships but their 300kg SAP bombs fell in the water. The day on the ground was an entirely different story. On Java the Dutch held the line, but of course all of their troops are on that front line and can't be relieved.
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Ground combat at Tjilatjap (51,102)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 24696 troops, 206 guns, 87 vehicles, Assault Value = 631

Defending force 16076 troops, 66 guns, 37 vehicles, Assault Value = 353

Japanese adjusted assault: 323

Allied adjusted defense: 239

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1271 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 93 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 21 (1 destroyed, 20 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
544 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 59 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
8th Tank Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
4th Division
124th Infantry Regiment
Kure 2nd SNLF
148th Infantry Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF

Defending units:
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
Prajoda Garrison Battalion
1st KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Padang Garrison Battalion
Afdeling Ritman
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
Riouw KNIL Battalion
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Makassar Garrison Battalion
KNI Zeemacht
Bandjermasin Base Force
Batavia KM Base Force
NI-MLD
Tjilitap KM Base Force

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Ground combat at Bandoeng (50,100)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22661 troops, 215 guns, 78 vehicles, Assault Value = 522

Defending force 25352 troops, 317 guns, 78 vehicles, Assault Value = 617

Japanese adjusted assault: 435

Allied adjusted defense: 823

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
2957 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 192 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 16 disabled
Guns lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
219 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
38th Division
18th Division
25th Army

Defending units:
1st KNIL Regiment
4th KNIL Regiment
2nd KNIL Regiment
Barisan KNIL Regiment
1st Regt Cavalerie
6th KNIL Regiment
1st KNIL AA Battalion
KNI Leger
ML-KNIL
Pontianak Base Force
ABDA
3rd KNIL AA Battalion
Andir ML Base Force

The positions at Tjilatjap are being ground down with roughly proportional looking disablements. At Bandoeng are the more substantial Dutch combat units in great defensive terrain. The Imperial troops attacked while fatigued, which implies that they are trying to make up time. That means the Dutch are doing a good job, and it also resulted in the Imperial forces taking it on the chin assaulting in such conditions.

In China results were also quite favorable. Near Ichang these Chinese troops have had a long time to dig in, and lately they have been bombarded consistently by the IJA troops in-hex. That has raised their experience.
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Ground combat at 84,48 (near Ichang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 41487 troops, 337 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 1010

Defending force 46082 troops, 188 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 893

Japanese adjusted assault: 599

Allied adjusted defense: 1753

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
4449 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 452 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 39 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1266 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 107 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled

Assaulting units:
58th Division
13th Division
41st Division
69th Division
12th Army

Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
6th War Area

In the open near Hengyang, a greatly inferior IJA force attacked the withdrawing Chinese armies and while taking massive casualties probably got off light considering the circumstances. This attack might have been designed to induce the withdrawing armies to stop and attack those IJA forces while the main IJA horde catches up to smash the Chinese in the open.
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Ground combat at 80,54 (near Hengyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 18141 troops, 179 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 383

Defending force 87055 troops, 497 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1811

Japanese adjusted assault: 134

Allied adjusted defense: 1085

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 8

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
4407 casualties reported
Squads: 144 destroyed, 122 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 53 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 52 (2 destroyed, 50 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
575 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
40th Division
55th Infantry Brigade
11th Army
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
9th Prov Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
10th Group Army
12th Group Army
7th War Area
25th Group Army
32nd Group Army

A huge surprise was at Clark Field, where the Empire again made a shock attack. The Imperial troops must have been in such bad shape from yesterday's combat that the attack never actually came off.
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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 2902 troops, 250 guns, 112 vehicles, Assault Value = 1521

Defending force 22890 troops, 252 guns, 91 vehicles, Assault Value = 450

Assault collapses, survivors seek cover

Japanese ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 58 (18 destroyed, 40 disabled)
Vehicles lost 40 (29 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

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

Assaulting units:
21st Division
2nd Raiding Regiment
48th Division
2nd Tank Regiment
62nd Naval Guard Unit
63rd Naval Guard Unit
Guards Mixed Brigade
83rd Naval Guard Unit
64th Naval Guard Unit
5th Division
4th Tank Regiment
65th Brigade
65th Naval Guard Unit
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Army
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /2

Defending units:
11th PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
21st PA Infantry Division
1st/45th PS Inf Battalion
31st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
14th PS Engineer Regiment
Far East USAAF
Clark Field AAF Base Force
I Philippine Corps
USAFFE
803rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
1st PI Base Force
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
301st Construction Battalion

All in all a day of great success on the ground for the Allies. Here is an overview map.





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RE: 1942 March 08 - 2/12/2012 9:57:24 PM   
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A postscript to that last turn. The second day's shock attack at Clark Field was an errant order. One unit got left to shock attack alone.

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1942 March 09 - 2/13/2012 10:13:48 PM   
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1942 March 09

The Empire captured:
Magwe
Jesselton
Puerto Princesa

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Lomblen
Jesselton
Puerto Princesa
Jolo
Roxas
Masbate
Tawau
Kudat
Zamboanga
Catbalogan

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The carnage from the air near Hengyang was worse than yesterday as the IJA concentrated, free for now of worry about Allied fighter Resistance. More than 1,600 casualties. A little of that was made up at Tjilatjap, where an Imperial force was not ready enough for the assault they made.
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Ground combat at Tjilatjap (51,102)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22441 troops, 213 guns, 86 vehicles, Assault Value = 487

Defending force 15318 troops, 65 guns, 37 vehicles, Assault Value = 297

Japanese adjusted assault: 10

Allied adjusted defense: 151

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 15 (fort level 1)

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

Japanese ground losses:
719 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 84 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 30 (1 destroyed, 29 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
124th Infantry Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
4th Division
Sasebo 8th SNLF
56th Field Artillery Regiment
Kure 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
Padang Garrison Battalion
So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Prajoda Garrison Battalion
Riouw KNIL Battalion
Afdeling Ritman
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
1st KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Makassar Garrison Battalion
Bandjermasin Base Force
NI-MLD
Batavia KM Base Force
KNI Zeemacht
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Tjilitap KM Base Force

Those two lonely PT boats at Tarakan again chased off a convoy or else SVC would have been overseeing 11 amphibious operations this day instead of 10.

The entire Imperial horde has caught up to the withdrawing Chinese armies south of Hengyang. Obviously they fast marched (move mode). The problem is that all the Chinese units that started their (combat mode) march in the rough terrain are about to cross the river, whereas the 4 x corps that held the clear terrain for them will take an extra day. So, those 4 corps have been ordered to fast march and the Allied air forces will make an appearance. Hopefully they will not be destroyed. All available fighter units are at Hengyang, and all available bomber units are at Changsha. The fighters will not fly LRCAP. instead they will fly CAP and escort the bombers, all of which will hit the Imperial formations at 4,000ft. As you can see in the map below, SVC has ordered units at Pingsiang to move north and cut the rail line to Changsha.





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1942 March 10 - 2/14/2012 7:15:25 PM   
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1942 March 10

The Empire captured:
Catbalogan
Lomblen
Kudat
Tawau
Roxas
Masbate

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Lomblen
Kudat
Tawau
Jolo
Zamboanga
Roxas
Masbate

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The boys all made Hengyang and without any air attacks on them! The weather was favorable, I think, keeping the Imperial birds at bay. meanwhile our bombers out of Changsha attacked ground units at Wuchang because I fumbled their orders. No air losses, and now all groups have withdrawn to rearward again. There was no other combat of note aside from the conquests listed above. SVC is clearing up low intensity areas while his major forces grind through the Allies' strongholds.





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1942 March 11 - 2/15/2012 5:55:40 PM   
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1942 March 11

The Empire captured:
Burias
Pare Pare
Jolo
Bassein

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Jolo
Zamboanga
Tandjoengselor

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Combat action was light today. One IJN PB was taken in the Java Sea, and the usual plethora of Imperial air raids were endured. The invading infantry has largely pulled back from Clark Field, both to relieve supply strain from over stacking and surely for some to R&R.





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1942 March 12 - 2/18/2012 4:23:18 AM   
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1942 March 12

The Empire captured:
Meiktila
Tandjoengselor

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Tandjoengselor
Zamboanga
Sandakan

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


The only significant combat event is evidence that Dutch aviation lives:
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Balikpapan at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Do-24K-1 x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
TK Mirii Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Do-24K-1 bombing from 2000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

Massive explosion on TK Mirii Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Mirii Maru

Imperial troops still look to be maneuvering on Hengyang, but today they bombed Light Industry there. Here is a look at the hold-outs in and around Java.





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1942 March 13 - 2/18/2012 6:05:57 PM   
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1942 March 13

The Empire captured:
Sibuyan
Sandakan

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Sandakan
Zamboanga
Gorontalo
Manokwari

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Dutch aircraft made some attacks today but all were thwarted by Imperial fighters. SVC pushed the Emperor's troops to make progress at Tjilatjap and they successfully ground down the defenses further. There is also a battleship & cruiser force moving toward the city/base that will probably bombard tonight or tomorrow.
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Ground combat at Tjilatjap (51,102)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26129 troops, 229 guns, 100 vehicles, Assault Value = 629

Defending force 16111 troops, 66 guns, 47 vehicles, Assault Value = 330

Japanese adjusted assault: 296

Allied adjusted defense: 163

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
387 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 93 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
821 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 57 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
8th Tank Regiment
56th Division
4th Division
124th Infantry Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF

Defending units:
Prajoda Garrison Battalion
Padang Garrison Battalion
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
1st KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Riouw KNIL Battalion
Van Altena Battalion
Afdeling Ritman
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
Makassar Garrison Battalion
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Batavia KM Base Force
Bandjermasin Base Force
KNI Zeemacht
NI-MLD
Tjilitap KM Base Force

14 Imperial units at Clark Field and 20 in Manila. I'm sure they are building up supply and taking R&R for the next go around, meanwhile the Allied troops wither away with no supplies. Bataan has supplies, purposely hoarded to keep the troops there strong. Those supplies will of course evaporate when the forces in Clark are forced to retreat, but the hope is that the strong state of the forces already at Bataan will take a bite out of any early attacks made there by the Empire.

CV Hornet arrived today and will make for the West Coast for her April '42 upgrade. The two large fast convoys are both unloading at Sydney. The place is stuffed with aircraft. Troops, mostly support types that will help with aviation support will start unloading tonight. Every spare space on the ships was stuffed with supplies. Dehydrated tank spare parts for all!

Here is a look at the forces arrayed on Bataan.





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1942 March 14 - 2/18/2012 8:56:16 PM   
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1942 March 14

The Empire captured:
Sibolga
Gorontalo

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Manokwari
Zamboanga
Gorontalo

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Dutch air was unable to penetrate the Imperial fighter screen and a daylight bombardment of Tjilatjap went in. There was opposition even still.
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Naval bombardment of Tjilatjap at 51,102 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Do-24K-1: 5 damaged
Do-24K-1: 1 destroyed on ground
139WH-3: 3 damaged
FK-51: 1 damaged
FK-51: 1 destroyed on ground
L-18 Lodestar: 1 destroyed on ground
T.IVa: 1 destroyed on ground

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Kumano
CA Mikuma
CA Chokai
CA Takao
CL Oi
CL Kitakami
CL Jintsu, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied ground losses:
1055 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 14 (3 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 13
Runway hits 24
Port hits 44
Port fuel hits 8
Port supply hits 5

BB Mutsu firing at Tjilitap KM Base Force
Tjilitap KM Base Force firing at BB Mutsu
BB Nagato firing at Tjilatjap
BB Haruna firing at Tjilatjap
BB Kongo firing at Tjilatjap
CA Kumano firing at Tjilatjap
CA Mikuma firing at Tjilatjap
CA Chokai firing at Tjilatjap
CA Takao firing at Makassar Garrison Battalion
CL Oi firing at Tjilatjap
CL Kitakami firing at Tjilatjap
CL Jintsu firing at Tjilitap KM Base Force
Tjilitap KM Base Force firing at CL Jintsu

Sort of like a mouse giving the finger to an eagle! The accompanying ground attack did the deed.
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Ground combat at Tjilatjap (51,102)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27041 troops, 247 guns, 101 vehicles, Assault Value = 561

Defending force 14389 troops, 61 guns, 47 vehicles, Assault Value = 243

Japanese adjusted assault: 318

Allied adjusted defense: 103

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tjilatjap !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 2 destroyed
139WH-3: 4 destroyed
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
FK-51: 3 destroyed
Do-24K-1: 3 destroyed
PBY-5 Catalina: 4 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
788 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 55 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (2 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (2 destroyed, 15 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
19833 casualties reported
Squads: 375 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1005 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 69 (69 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 62 (62 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 19

Assaulting units:
8th Tank Regiment
124th Infantry Regiment
56th Division
4th Division
Sasebo 8th SNLF

Defending units:
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
Prajoda Garrison Battalion
Van Altena Battalion
Afdeling Ritman
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
Riouw KNIL Battalion
Padang Garrison Battalion
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
1st KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Makassar Garrison Battalion
KNI Zeemacht
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
NI-MLD
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Bandjermasin Base Force
Batavia KM Base Force
Tjilitap KM Base Force

So now resistance on Java is down to one base. Clark Field made out better, but the grind continues.
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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 29342 troops, 498 guns, 189 vehicles, Assault Value = 879

Defending force 22415 troops, 250 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 452

Japanese adjusted assault: 1041

Allied adjusted defense: 388

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
893 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 23 (2 destroyed, 21 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
566 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 80 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Assaulting units:
48th Division
5th Division
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
14th Army
5th Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /2

Defending units:
21st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
31st PA Infantry Division
1st/45th PS Inf Battalion
14th PS Engineer Regiment
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
USAFFE
I Philippine Corps
Clark Field AAF Base Force
Far East USAAF
803rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
1st PI Base Force

12 air groups withdrew today, including the USA provisional fighter and dive bomber squadrons in Australia (which would have fought in the DEI if not for it's rapid suppression). The mass of P-40Es dumped into the pool have enabled upgrades to other squadrons.

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1942 March 15 - 2/18/2012 10:33:16 PM   
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1942 March 15

The Empire captured:
Mandalay

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Manokwari
Morotai

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


A quiet turn with similar air attacks. The remnant Dutch forces on the upper end of Sumatra were smashed again, and already another attack on Clark Field.
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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 28753 troops, 498 guns, 189 vehicles, Assault Value = 822

Defending force 21719 troops, 247 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 378

Japanese adjusted assault: 650

Allied adjusted defense: 379

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
1037 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 118 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 36 (1 destroyed, 35 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
822 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 74 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled

Assaulting units:
48th Division
5th Division
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
21st PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
11th PA Infantry Division
1st/45th PS Inf Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
USAFFE
Far East USAAF
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
803rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
Clark Field AAF Base Force
I Philippine Corps
14th PS Engineer Regiment
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
1st PI Base Force

The changing face of Burma - as soon as the rain clears the USA B-17s will commence bombing the Oil production at Magwe.





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1942 March 16

The Empire captured:
Taung Gyi
Manokwari
Morotai

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Morotai
Taytay
Pamekasan

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


Bombing continues in the DEI, PI, and in China where there is continued heavy emphasis on the Light Industry complex in Hengyang. Another attack came in at Clark Field.
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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27851 troops, 497 guns, 189 vehicles, Assault Value = 719

Defending force 21092 troops, 246 guns, 88 vehicles, Assault Value = 317

Japanese adjusted assault: 652

Allied adjusted defense: 328

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
807 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 83 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 19 (3 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
543 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 23 (8 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Assaulting units:
48th Division
5th Division
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
55th Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
31st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry Division
1st/45th PS Inf Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
Clark Field AAF Base Force
I Philippine Corps
14th PS Engineer Regiment
803rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
Far East USAAF
USAFFE
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
1st PI Base Force

PG Charleston has made Auckland and will need 3 weeks in the ship yard. The (empty) aircraft convoy has left Sydney for the US while the the troop convoy continues to unload there. CVL Zuiho is confirmed still afloat, but where and doing what are unknown. There are other hold-outs aside from Bandoeng and some of them can be seen on this map. Of course most only await enough of the Empire's attention to fall...





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1942 March 17

The Empire captured:
Taytay
Pamekasan

The Allies captured:


There were Imperial amphibious operations at:
Pamekasan
Endeh
Waingapoe

There were Allied amphibious operations at:


A quiet day by comparison to most since the start of the war. A Dutch fighter shot down 1 Nell out of 64 that seemed to get separated from their escort during the attack. There were none of the usual mass of air attacks on Hengyang, probably due to the foul weather over the region. The defenders of Clark Field are being steadily ground down.
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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27409 troops, 503 guns, 191 vehicles, Assault Value = 672

Defending force 20608 troops, 240 guns, 87 vehicles, Assault Value = 288

Japanese adjusted assault: 131

Allied adjusted defense: 295

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
503 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 49 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
913 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 55 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 18 (2 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
48th Division
5th Division
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
3rd Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
55th Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
11th PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
1st/45th PS Inf Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
USAFFE
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
Clark Field AAF Base Force
I Philippine Corps
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
14th PS Engineer Regiment
Far East USAAF
803rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
1st PI Base Force

The Empire is steadily cleaning up.





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