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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/4/2012 11:51:34 PM   
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No turn today as my opponent is a church-going man.

Combined Fleet has reviewed and approved plans for Operation Northern Light. Submarines I-122, I-123, and I-124 have been ordered to Tokyo.


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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/5/2012 10:52:43 PM   
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Another boring submarine day. No sinkings, just two ASW actions.

ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 53,74

Japanese Ships
xAK Hikosan Maru
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
SS KXII, hits 6



SS KXII is sighted by escort
DD Hatakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hatakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

The combat replay showed the sub taking damage, so hopefully something actually happened here.
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ASW attack near Fort Ord at 219,74

Japanese Ships
SS I-21

Allied Ships
DD Smith
DD Preston



SS I-21 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Smith
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

I have five submarines prowling the West Coast, and this is the first contact they've made. None of them have reported being detected until now. Where are his convoys?

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/5/2012 11:00:04 PM   
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In other news, the most interesting thing that happened today (December 28, 1941) was this:

The 6th Indian Brigade was cut off during the initial assault on Malaya. I could see it sitting in a jungle hex. I reconned this several times but there was no indication of movement. Once again, my air recon missed something: this brigade was actually in motion, reached Singora, and launched a suicidal attack on the garrison and airbase.

Fortunately I had recently dispatched the 17th Guards to Signora to clean these guys out of the jungle. The garrison held and should be able to mop them up next turn.

My opponent is wily indeed.

Ground combat at Singora (51,72)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 1525 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 68

Defending force 5792 troops, 68 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 161

Allied adjusted assault: 17

Japanese adjusted defense: 57

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

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
6th Indian Brigade

Defending units:
17th Indpt Guards Regiment
82nd JAAF AF Bn
84th JAAF AF Bn


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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/5/2012 11:04:35 PM   
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I have other submarines near Brisbane (no contacts), New Caledonia (I saw a tanker a couple of turns ago), Pago Pago (no contacts), and Palmyra (no contacts) in addition to the west coast subs. There are multiple subs in each patrol area, and they move around each turn. The Glen-equipped boats aren't finding anything. Nobody is finding anything. I also have two AMCs patrolling near Dutch Harbor (no contacts) and two others in the general sea lanes approaching Australia (no contacts). Nobody has reported being spotted by Allied aircraft.

Where the hell is he? You AFBs got any ideas?

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/6/2012 4:06:52 PM   
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Another extremely annoying Dutch submarine attack

Submarine attack near Siaoe at 77,99

Japanese Ships
xAK Shozan Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KVII



xAK Shozan Maru is sighted by SS KVII
SS KVII launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Shozan Maru
Shozan Maru sinks

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/6/2012 4:09:46 PM   
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Enemy carriers spotted!!

Lexington and Enterprise take on Mini-KB near Namlea. Weather prevents a US airstrike, but mini-KB's attack does no damage. The Kates fly with bombs instead of torps (I have plenty of torp ammo so that is annoying) and miss. Shipping in this area has been set to run away. Will he pursue, or will he withdraw in the face of the Bettys I have in this area?

At least I know where his carriers are now!

Morning Air attack on TF, near Namlea at 76,107

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
B5N1 Kate x 14



Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 4
F4F-3A Wildcat x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F2A-3 Buffalo: 1 destroyed
F4F-3A Wildcat: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Lexington
CV Enterprise



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 12000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 12000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 12000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F2A-3 Buffalo (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/6/2012 4:12:00 PM   
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The Chinese impale themselves on the defenses at Ichang.

Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 12350 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1785

Defending force 20201 troops, 154 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 703

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 1712

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 3)

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


Allied ground losses:
7178 casualties reported
Squads: 592 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 210 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 16 disabled
Guns lost 33 (14 destroyed, 19 disabled)


Assaulting units:
2nd Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
26th Group Army

Defending units:
34th Division
14th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th RGC Temp. Division




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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/6/2012 4:13:45 PM   
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Intelligence reports that US submarine Triton has been reported sunk, cause of death a 250kg bomb. I hope this is accurate and reflects success for my airborne ASW patrols.

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/6/2012 4:19:58 PM   
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The presence of his US carriers in the DEI clarifies my operational plans. Planned amphibious actions for January 1-2 will be postponed by 48 hours to allow additional air assets to deploy properly to counter US CV threat.

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 7:04:44 PM   
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December 30 1941 was Not a good day for the Empire. It gets off to a bad start with I-155 striking a mine and sinking.

TF 52 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
SS I-155, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 7:05:30 PM   
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He then sneaks a bombardment force in and whacks Singkawang.

Night Naval bombardment of Singkawang at 56,88

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 11 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 7 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Tromp
CL De Ruyter
CL Java
DD Van Ghent
DD Piet Hein
DD Kortenaer
DD Evertsen
DD Witte de With
DD Van Nes
DD Banckert
DD Whipple
DD Alden

Japanese ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 7:06:25 PM   
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I-162, on patrol against just such an attack, gets knocked around by ASW.

Sub attack near Tambelan-eilanden at 53,90

Japanese Ships
SS I-162, hits 3

Allied Ships
DD Evertsen
CL Tromp
CL De Ruyter
CL Java
DD Witte de With
DD Van Nes
DD Banckert
DD Whipple
DD Alden
DD Van Ghent
DD Piet Hein
DD Kortenaer



SS I-162 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Evertsen
DD Van Ghent fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Piet Hein fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kortenaer attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kortenaer loses contact with SS I-162
DD Evertsen fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kortenaer attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kortenaer loses contact with SS I-162
DD Kortenaer is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub

She may, or may not, make it back to base.

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 7:07:41 PM   
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Watch out for those British DDs they are bad news for a SS.

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 7:08:20 PM   
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Meanwhile, his carrier force hanging around the NE corner of the Celebes manages to catch my CS squadron before it can run away.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Dadjangas at 78,95

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 13
F4F-3A Wildcat x 3
SBD-2 Dauntless x 39
SBD-3 Dauntless x 15


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 3 damaged
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
DMS W-8, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
CS Mizuho, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
DMS W-7, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CS Chitose, Bomb hits 3, on fire
DD Sanae
DD Kuretake



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
15 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DMS W-8
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CS Mizuho
Massive explosion on DMS W-8
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CS Chitose
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DMS W-7

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 7:10:42 PM   
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dadjangas at 78,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 13
SB2U-3 Vindicator x 18
SBD-2 Dauntless x 23
SBD-3 Dauntless x 14
TBD-1 Devastator x 27


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CS Chitose, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Sanae, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
CS Mizuho, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Wakatake, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x TBD-1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBD-1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CS Chitose
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CS Mizuho
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Sanae


Mizuho sinks and Chitose probably will.

Mini-KB and the other convoys got away, but I'm annoyed by the loss of the two CS. I love those ships.

I know Lexington and Enterprise are here. I don't know where Saratoga is.



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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 7:12:06 PM   
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On the positive side, my ground forces in China come up with a significant victory.

Ground combat at 77,58 (near Canton)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 28583 troops, 381 guns, 244 vehicles, Assault Value = 944

Defending force 9461 troops, 86 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 375

Japanese adjusted assault: 1196

Allied adjusted defense: 95

Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
770 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled


Allied ground losses:
4678 casualties reported
Squads: 170 destroyed, 77 disabled
Non Combat: 106 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 42 (16 destroyed, 26 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
104th Division
38th Division
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
23rd Army
2nd RF Gun Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps
2nd Prov Chinese Corps

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 7:13:36 PM   
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I also take Tavoy, and mopping up operations against the cutoff Indian Brigade near Singora begin in earnest.

round combat at Tavoy (54,60)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 588 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 24

Defending force 1089 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Japanese adjusted assault: 10

Allied adjusted defense: 4

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tavoy !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
603 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
55th Cavalry Regiment

Defending units:
Tenasserim BAF Battalion
6th Burma Rifles Battalion
108th RAF Base Force


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Ground combat at Singora (51,72)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7001 troops, 62 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 256

Defending force 1405 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

Japanese adjusted assault: 66

Allied adjusted defense: 31

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
I./4th Infantry Battalion
II./124th Infantry Battalion
17th Indpt Guards Regiment
82nd JAAF AF Bn
84th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
6th Indian Brigade



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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 9:23:16 PM   
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Now that I know where his carriers are, KB is rushing to the Celebes area. I expect he'll get away in the short run, but KB will now support upcoming DEI operations since this is apparently going to be where he makes a stand and he's willing to expose his CVs to do it.

Mini-KB will shift to Truk, resupply, then support operations in the Solomons and South Pacific.


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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 9:25:10 PM   
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Other forces including the Imperial Guards are gathering at Moulmein to begin the drive to Rangoon. I haven't seen much evidence that he's doing much with Burma. I haven't seen any convoys going in or out of Rangoon. On the other hand I've been burned with ineffective air recon twice already, so I'm making no assumptions of an easy time.

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 10:03:14 PM   
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ORIGINAL: FDRLincoln

Other forces including the Imperial Guards are gathering at Moulmein to begin the drive to Rangoon. I haven't seen much evidence that he's doing much with Burma. I haven't seen any convoys going in or out of Rangoon. On the other hand I've been burned with ineffective air recon twice already, so I'm making no assumptions of an easy time.


Make sure to have Netties watching the approaches to Rangoon. It's vital to keep supplies out of Burma early to keep them from getting sucked over into China. If you can keep supply low in China, you will have a much easier time there.

Also, see if there are spots undefended where you can drop paratroops ahead of you advance to encircle troops. Be wary of taking Magwe early though as he could just bomb the oil before you get there and have any CAP in the area.

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 10:51:26 PM   
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Yeah, I have Netties in the area. Aside from a couple of KVs near Port Blair, they've seen nothing. In fact, other than a few TKs near Java and Sumatra, I haven't seen any convoys at all, anywhere, despite lots of air search and submarines milling about. He's routing his convoys in some weird way or he's not doing many at all perhaps.

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 10:56:00 PM   
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I think both of us intend to make China a major area of operations. He's being aggressive there, with both AVG and ground units near Ichang and Canton. So far I am holding my own but I opted to keep the 38th Division in China to help out. I've bought some units out of Manchuria and Korea as well. I'll get a screenshot of China soon.

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 11:02:27 PM   
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Did you try to keep Ichang?

If you can spare it one of the big zero groups will do wonders against the AVG, at least if the sections are split. Especially if he doesn't expect it to be there.

Bomb to destroy any units in the clear in China. It costs supply to heal them and they have little AA in China.

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 11:06:22 PM   
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I've held Ichang so far. He launched a shock attack a couple of turns ago and lost over 7,000 troops at no cost to me. He's got about 100,000 troops on the way so I won't hold it much longer, but I should be able to retreat in good order down the railline.

I've had good results bombing him in the clear areas, yes, although AVG did set a cap trap and cost me some Sonias and Marys. I have an A6M2 unit in the Phillipines that I can spare now that Clark is effectively out of action, although I'm trying to make China as much of an IJA theatre as possible.


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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/7/2012 11:09:27 PM   
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I've been shuttling my A6M2s out of the Phillipines towards points south to provide air cover for the various DEI landings, but if necessary I can send some to China long enough to take care of AVG.

He originally deployed AVG near Rangoon but lost about half of it to A6M2s.


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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/8/2012 1:04:17 AM   
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My personal foible is that I refuse to use the IJNAF in China unless I can put them at a coastal base or at a port along the Yangtze.

BTW did you know that you can transport troops direct from the Home Islands to Hankow? It saves a lots of time compared to dropping them off at Shanghai and moving overland or vice versa.

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/8/2012 1:36:40 AM   
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Other than floatplanes along the coast and a small batch of Vals and Mabels on ASW patrol at Shanghai, I have no IJNAF forces in China.

I am trying hard to keep IJN and IJA units from being totally interchangeable, although I do have some SNLF units participating in the Malaya campaign.

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/8/2012 1:38:12 AM   
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I think I knew about the Hankow thing but I haven't tried that yet. Nice idea though. I'll use it if I need to.

Almost everything in the home islands that is deployable without using polpoints has been used.

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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/8/2012 2:57:21 AM   
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I don't have my notes with me with all the unit names so some of these descriptions are rather vague.




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RE: Submarines in the Pacific: FDRLincoln (Japan) vs. B... - 3/8/2012 5:46:05 PM   
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RO-33 and RO-34 takes shots at Enterprise and miss both times.

Sub attack near Ternate at 76,103

Japanese Ships
SS RO-33

Allied Ships
CV Enterprise
CA Astoria
CA Chicago
DD Dunlap
DD Craven
DD Balch
DD Porter
DD Flusser
DD Lamson



SS RO-33 launches 4 torpedoes at CV Enterprise
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Porter fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Flusser fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Lamson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Obi at 76,106

Japanese Ships
SS RO-34

Allied Ships
CV Enterprise
CA Astoria
CA Chester
DD Ellet
DD Balch
DD Porter
DD Flusser
DD Lamson



SS RO-34 launches 4 torpedoes at CV Enterprise
RO-34 diving deep ....
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Porter fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Flusser fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Lamson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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