January 18th, 1942
The Mini-KB attacked Perth. It's scored quite a few hits on various transports, tankers and AMCs. Unfortunately, it doesn't really have the juice by itself. But I put numerous subs between Perth and Melbourne. I sunk an AO fleeing Perth and got the following at Kings Island. So that's two torps in two CVs. Saratoga is still listed as sunk, but I highly doubt it. At least I know where Enterprise is. When more CVs come into the mix I'll create two CarDivs which will have more punch.
Sub attack near King Island at 78,172
CV Enterprise, Torpedo hits 1
On the other side of OZ, the KB is about to port strike Rockhampton. It will continue a downward swing to Sydney. More subs are positioned to catch strays on that side.
In other areas, the Imperial Div is attacking Jhota Bharu. I have armored regiments attacking Mersing. Ground strikes support both operations. The 25th HQ plus supporting regiments are a day away.
In PI, the attacks on Clark are improving. Once Clark falls, Manilla will fall quickly and then Bataan.
Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 47202 troops, 553 guns, 397 vehicles, Assault Value = 1374
Defending force 34598 troops, 704 guns, 312 vehicles, Assault Value = 843
Japanese adjusted assault: 1154
Allied adjusted defense: 1036
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Japanese ground losses:
2021 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 226 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 27 (1 destroyed, 26 disabled)
Vehicles lost 62 (32 destroyed, 30 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
1552 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 170 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 19 (5 destroyed, 14 disabled)
In China, I continue to cause major casualties. The Chinese have given up on Iching and are moving out. I have 16 Chinese units trapped between the 23rd and 13th armies around Kanhsien. I continue to sit on Changsha, preventing production, and I'm pushing north towards Sian. There's still 18 Chinese units trapped between the 1st and Northern China Armies and Sian.