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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/16/2012 2:51:33 PM   
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Nauru Island at 127,128, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asanagi
DD Yunagi, Shell hits 1, on fire
PB Nagata Maru
xAK Tenyo Maru, Shell hits 7, on fire
xAK Kamikaze Maru

Allied Ships
CA Louisville, Shell hits 1

as the enemy was landing at Nauru yesterday I was pretty sure we will find some ships there today and sent in two heavy cruisers (both coming alone from two different directions) and I have deliberately chosen to send them in at daylight as I expected to see them performing better than during the night... and? Well, Houston used up all her main gun ammo for one hit during daylight a couple of days (hey, must have been one of those bad die rolls?) and what was Louisville doing today? Using up all her main gun ammo for no result either... sorry, but Allied ships are performing bad by default and a good result is a super lucky die roll... DAYTIME surface combat! And then look at the dozens of engagements the IJ had so far in the SRA, note the difference?

You might wonder where the second heavy cruiser is, well, Louisville retreated out of the hex due to no ammo anymore, the other cruiser parked in the hex RIGHT NEXT TO THE ENEMY TF AND DID NOTHING... yeah, compare this to the bullet prove vacuum cleaning in the SRA... you know, I think I do have a reason to rant some time...





Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
CA Louisville engages PB Nagata Maru at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Asanagi at 14,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Asanagi at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Yunagi at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Yunagi at 11,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Asanagi at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Asanagi at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Yunagi at 8,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages CA Louisville at 8,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Asanagi at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Yunagi at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Yunagi at 9,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Asanagi at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Yunagi at 9,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Asanagi at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Yunagi at 10,000 yards
CA Louisville engages xAK Kamikaze Maru at 10,000 yards
CA Louisville engages xAK Tenyo Maru at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
xAK Kamikaze Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Yunagi
CA Louisville engages DD Asanagi at 8,000 yards
CA Louisville engages xAK Tenyo Maru at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
xAK Kamikaze Maru screened from combat
CA Louisville engages xAK Tenyo Maru at 9,000 yards
Jensen L. orders Allied TF to disengage
CA Louisville engages DD Yunagi at 9,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Asanagi at 9,000 yards
CA Louisville engages xAK Kamikaze Maru at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
xAK Kamikaze Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Asanagi
CA Louisville engages PB Nagata Maru at 13,000 yards
CA Louisville engages xAK Tenyo Maru at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
xAK Kamikaze Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Yunagi
CA Louisville engages PB Nagata Maru at 19,000 yards
CA Louisville engages xAK Tenyo Maru at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Asanagi at 24,000 yards
Range increases to 29,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Yunagi at 29,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Asanagi at 29,000 yards
Task forces break off...



The Louisville seems to have a generic captain in command. You should check his stats and probably replace him with a better CO. Don't underestimate the effect of good ship commanders.

Problem is, of course, that the IJN has lots of good ship captains while good ship captains are a rare commodity for the Allies.

This, btw., explains the somewhat problematic performance of Allied warships in WITP and WITP/AE (it seems that the original designers of WITP were under the impression that Allied ship captains were a bunch of underperformers and gave them according stats while the IJN database contains lots of excellent captains).

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/16/2012 3:40:34 PM   
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This, btw., explains the somewhat problematic performance of Allied warships in WITP and WITP/AE (it seems that the original designers of WITP were under the impression that Allied ship captains were a bunch of underperformers and gave them according stats while the IJN database contains lots of excellent captains).


Well, yeah, this is well known. The British submarine force in 1944 is absolutely gutted due to the fact that only a tiny number of RN captains are anything other than bog standard mooks. And while the USN doesn't have that problem with masses of decent skippers, at least later on, you still have the crew experience issues.

The personnel of the Allied navies are basically largely incompetent, hence why as a general rule they punch below their weight even with big hardware advantages.

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/16/2012 3:43:32 PM   
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Yeah, while I usually assign TF commanders worth something when I form up TFs at a base, Louisville was dispatched from another TF at Sea, means the captain of the cruiser is also the TF commander. But TF commander good or bad, why a heavy cruiser achieves nothing at all with all the 8 inch ammo it carries stays a mistery to me, this was a daylight fight. And the second one in only a couple of days with Houston being also one of the three stooges as EUBanana likes to call the Allied Navy and he's spot on.

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/16/2012 4:00:17 PM   
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Then why in my downfall scenario are my 2-4DD fleets wiping the floor of any and all IJN ships they encounter and barely being scratched in return?
Face it, it’s 1941.  The Allies suck.  Their ships suck.  Their crews suck.  Their leaders suck.   Get used to it. 

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/16/2012 4:28:58 PM   
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Then why in my downfall scenario are my 2-4DD fleets wiping the floor of any and all IJN ships they encounter and barely being scratched in return?


No. If you look at ships that arrive in 1944 they have good experience.

Unfortunately the ships that arrive in 1942 will always suck because they have bad experience.

BB Howe, with experience 75, is gonna kick ass in 1944.

BB Prince of Wales, will not, as her crew are likely no better than they were in 1942.

Same ship class, same year, different arrival on map, different experience ratings.

Ship experience goes up very slowly, like one point per furball, so unless PoW gets into 20 battles she's stuck with 1942 level experience.

I imagine in your downfall scenario this is all totally turned on its head as even ships like BB Colorado or whatever might have 1944 levels of experience. Maybe in Downfall the RN have got more than 4 competent sub skippers too, I dunno. In the actual grand campaigns though it's a different ballgame. I always have SAGS based around 1944 arrival ships only. Even New Jersey is preferable to Iowa for this reason, Iowa came first, Iowa is less competent.

Also we have issues with yard queens like Mutsu with more competent crews than ships like Warspite, which is some sort of joke if historical accuracy is involved. The Allies didn't suck nearly as bad RL as they do in this, and where they did suck, they learned fast. In this game though Louisville there has night experience 34, you might get her up to 45 say by 1944 if she sees a lot of action and somehow survives (against all odds).

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/16/2012 5:47:24 PM   
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This battle is in 1941, so the allies suck, their ships suck, their crews suck, and what happened here is what I expect to happen: fire off all the main gun ammo and get 1 hit. I fail to see the problem here, or the cause for such ranting, but I enjoy reading the ranting, I just don't place any stock in it.


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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/16/2012 6:14:56 PM   
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Then why in my downfall scenario are my 2-4DD fleets wiping the floor of any and all IJN ships they encounter and barely being scratched in return?
Face it, it’s 1941.  The Allies suck.  Their ships suck.  Their crews suck.  Their leaders suck.   Get used to it. 



lol, face it, your 1941 ships still suck in 45 and those sure don't whipe the floor with the IJN. Get used to it.

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/16/2012 6:16:55 PM   
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This battle is in 1941, so the allies suck, their ships suck, their crews suck, and what happened here is what I expect to happen: fire off all the main gun ammo and get 1 hit. I fail to see the problem here, or the cause for such ranting, but I enjoy reading the ranting, I just don't place any stock in it.





then you fail to realize realism, easily put, sorry. A modern USN heavy cruiser in 1941 wasn't driven by complete idiots that would spend a thousand shells on an enemy convoy to achieve one hit. Before someone jumps on me due to exxageration again, I got no clue, perhaps a full ammo storage means less than a thousand shells, but roughly 100 per barrel doesn't seem that much to me and this would totally exclude any secondary ammo in my calculation so taking the game into real life, Houston would have fired probably more than a thousand shells on the enemy TF in broad daylight with nice weather for ONE friging hit! Hurrey! Lousville did tremendously better, scored 8 hits in total, for no imminent damage and over a thousand shells fired.

Just curious, are you trying to pull a leg with your statements or are you serious. Besides that, who knows how your downfall scen looks like.


edit: what EUBanana says, he points it out quite clearly.

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/16/2012 6:34:22 PM   
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So, a little use of the internet and you find this on navweaps:

United States of America

8"/55 (20.3 cm) Marks 9, 10, 11, 13 and 14

At the Battle of the Java Sea in February 1942, USS Houston (CA-30) was able to maintain a ROF of 5 - 6 rounds per minute during the early part of the battle, possibly through the use of "cue-balling" techniques.

6) Most of the 9-gun cruisers as commissioned were to normally carry 100 - 125 rounds per gun with a wartime allowance of 1,400 rounds per ship. During the early part of the war, the Northampton and Portland classes carried 1,500 rounds per ship, but this was reduced during refits after July 1942 to just over 1,300 rounds in order to allow for added AA weapons. The New Orleans class was reduced during refits after August 1942 to 125 rounds per gun.


http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_8-55_mk9.htm



looks like my guess wasn't all that bad and this means both Houston and Louisville spent MORE THAN 1000 8 inch SHELLS! Houston achieved a whopping 1 hit, Lousville wins with 8 hits.

Saying everything that has been Allied sucked is a good answer if you try to think about what would have happened in real life if a heavy USN CA fires more than 1000 shells at an enemy convoy, excellent explanation.

I don't think this is all that reasonable nor realistic but it probably supports the "the poor Japanese are nerfed theory" quite well.



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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/16/2012 6:37:06 PM   
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then you fail to realize realism, easily put, sorry. A modern USN heavy cruiser in 1941 wasn't driven by complete idiots that would spend a thousand shells on an enemy convoy to achieve one hit. Before someone jumps on me due to exxageration again, I got no clue,



Realism? So how'd the allies do in the Battle of Makassar Strait, Battle of Badung Strait, Battle of the Java Sea, and Battle of Sunda Strait? I mean, lol, in the Battle of Sunda Strait, the Japanese sunk more Japanese ships than the allied ships did. Yes, you read that right. The Japanese sunk more Japanese ships than the allies did. Good job CA Houston!!!!!


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Just curious, are you trying to pull a leg with your statements or are you serious. Besides that, who knows how your downfall scen looks like.


Go review the actual combat results of WW2, and ask yourself who's pulling who's leg? The one that says "omg it's 1941 and my cruiser didn't score but one hit against the enemy, game engine fail this suck it needs to be recoded so my cruiser doesn't suck" when factual history backs up allied cruisers sucking, or is the one pulling the leg the one that says, "oh, your cruiser only made one hit. Sounds about right for the allies in 1941" ???

Your ships are performing as they should. Major suckititude, just like irl. I fail to see the reason for your rant.

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Saying everything that has been Allied sucked is a good answer if you try to think about what would have happened in real life if a heavy USN CA fires more than 1000 shells at an enemy convoy, excellent explanation.

I don't think this is all that reasonable nor realistic but it probably supports the "the poor Japanese are nerfed theory" quite well.


Well maybe you outta read how the Battle of Java Sea played out in real life and see what's "realistic" and "reasonable".

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/16/2012 6:40:56 PM   
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then you fail to realize realism, easily put, sorry. A modern USN heavy cruiser in 1941 wasn't driven by complete idiots that would spend a thousand shells on an enemy convoy to achieve one hit. Before someone jumps on me due to exxageration again, I got no clue,



Realism? So how'd the allies do in the Battle of Makassar Strait, Battle of Badung Strait, Battle of the Java Sea, and Battle of Sunda Strait?

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Just curious, are you trying to pull a leg with your statements or are you serious. Besides that, who knows how your downfall scen looks like.


Go review the actual combat results of WW2, and ask yourself who's pulling who's leg? The one that says "omg it's 1941 and my cruiser didn't score but one hit against the enemy, game engine fail this suck it needs to be recoded so my cruiser doesn't suck" when factual history backs up allied cruisers sucking, or is the one pulling the leg the one that says, "oh, your cruiser only made one hit. Sounds about right for the allies in 1941" ???

Your ships are performing as they should. Major suckititude, just like irl. I fail to see the reason for your rant.



you fail to see anything that is related to naval combat, this is making it quite hard to argue. You have a heavy cruiser which fires roughly 1300 shells of it's main armament and you think in daylight that ship should miss 1299 times? Yeah? If so, fine with me as it nicely pictures both of our points and arguing in any direction wouldn't make much sense as you are sitting on Jupiter with me on Mars.

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/16/2012 6:48:12 PM   
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Not really CT, I'm just reviewing your combat results and comparing them to the few examples we have of actual naval combat results from late '41/early '42... and I think the results you achieved in these battles mirror "the actual war" much moreso than what you think those results should be mirror the actual war.

I mean come on, the Allies were so awesome and experienced and their ships were so uber, that they had to rely on the IJN sinking IJN ships. 

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/16/2012 7:03:04 PM   
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Not really CT, I'm just reviewing your combat results and comparing them to the few examples we have of actual naval combat results from late '41/early '42... and I think the results you achieved in these battles mirror "the actual war" much moreso than what you think those results should be mirror the actual war.

I mean come on, the Allies were so awesome and experienced and their ships were so uber, that they had to rely on the IJN sinking IJN ships. 


You're using battles in which the IJN fielded heavy cruisers that outgunned the Allies as examples why they perform badly when they are outgunning the enemy in the game ....

By the way, did you deliberately leave out the naval battle of Balikpapan ?

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/16/2012 7:15:07 PM   
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Realism? So how'd the allies do in the Battle of Makassar Strait, Battle of Badung Strait, Battle of the Java Sea, and Battle of Sunda Strait? I mean, lol, in the Battle of Sunda Strait, the Japanese sunk more Japanese ships than the allied ships did. Yes, you read that right. The Japanese sunk more Japanese ships than the allies did. Good job CA Houston!!!!!


In all of the above the Allies managed to at least hit a few targets.


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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/16/2012 7:16:38 PM   
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Dorman's vs Takagi's force as an example for this one here with Louisville vs two Kamikaze class DD? 5 CA/CL with 9 or 10 DD vs 4 CA/CL and over a dozen DD to be compared with 1 CA vs 2 DD?

IIRC a Kamikaze class DD carries 4x12cm guns (in open mounts?), making it 8x12cm guns vs. 9x8in and 8x5in and 4x3in on Lousville with the Kamikazes trying to defend the freighters. With the abstraction of ammo rounds and what Louisville used in this engagement we are speaking about roughly 1500 shells fired in this engagement.

And the hit rate is not even 0.5%? In daylight and perfect weather conditions? If we take your example and this one in the game the only relation I can see is that it both times was a Japanese victory. So how many heavy cruisers expanding their full main gun ammo storage would it have taken in 42 to damage (let alone sink) two not so great IJN DD? Five? Six? More? You know that Asanagi and Yunagi weren't mini Yamatos, those destroyers were comissioned some time in the early or mid twenties IIRC.

The result of my engagement in the game was no ship sunk (not even heavily damaged) and a USN CA sailing away after firing 1500 shells. WOOOT?


Acepylut, I like the most when you quote Sunda Strait because Houston and Perth couldn't be much more outgunned and it was a night fight with roughly 100 Long Lances launched with the engagement happening at close range, not a daylight engagement when we have a modern USN cruiser and two ancient IJN destroyers. I wouldn't expect Houston and Perth to win a night battle in the game against what they faced at Sunda Strait in real life, not at all.

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/17/2012 5:59:12 AM   
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Then why in my downfall scenario are my 2-4DD fleets wiping the floor of any and all IJN ships they encounter and barely being scratched in return?
Face it, it’s 1941.  The Allies suck.  Their ships suck.  Their crews suck.  Their leaders suck.   Get used to it. 



lol, face it, your 1941 ships still suck in 45 and those sure don't whipe the floor with the IJN. Get used to it.


Nope, not my experience. Mid 44 in my game and my Allied surface fleets have given as good as they have gotten. I got punched around in 42 but am doing most of the punching now. Actions were balanced in 43 but with my improved torpedoes, fletcher class DDs and modern CA/Cls, I am doing just fine in 44. And this is with mostly pre 44 crew skill levels.

I will say that Japanese surface ships are stronger than they should be. Should not be any close fights in 44 but I suspect that was a design decision to make the game more competitive for Japanese players. I don't like it but am OK with it considering the ships I am getting.

Aside from the first year of the war. I have had no trouble going head to head with Japanese surface forces.

My rule of thumb is smaller multiple TFs with seven to nine ships-no more than that.

Rarely use BBs in night actions.

DDs and PTs only in low visibility situations. Leave the CAs and CLs home in low moonlight.

Never felt that Allied surface ships fully sucked-especially after they got radar.

The Fletcher DD is the only DD in the game with some armor. It is a deadly ship for that reason.


BTW, I agree that Houston should have served you better but she was not a modern ship. She was scheduled for refit but never made it. Had very old fire control system and the constant fighting had worn her main gun barrels to the point where here shells tumbled in flight. She really should have been pulled out and sent home.


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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/17/2012 7:21:08 AM   
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Well, Houston is not really something to scream about, she met a superior force of several DD and a CL (being in a surface combat TF) as numbers do count in this case, I was not amused about seeing her spending her full main gun ammo storage for nothing but you just have to forget that aspect and think about it in a way of "the CA met a superior force and retreated" or something like that, but CA Louisville met an inferior force of two ancient DD in an amphib TF and wasn't able to do anything either with all her main gun ammo spent and unlike Houston against the halve dozen DD and the CL, the Louisville encounter really made me upset.

Could even imagine it in a way of the two Kamikazes attempting to charge the cruiser in a suicidial way to help the convoy trying to get away and even if the Kamikazes succeed, I would expect one to be sunk and one damaged or something like that. Not firing 1500 shells for nothing and the Japanese just happily moving on. Doubtful that Allied gunfire in daylight was that bad that it took 5000 8 inch shells to sink a 1920s IJ DD, not even in 1941.

Hey ho, unfortunately I'm in the same boat as EUBanana, our both Allied Navies suck balls.

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/17/2012 8:46:25 AM   
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Hey ho, unfortunately I'm in the same boat as EUBanana, our both Allied Navies suck balls.


I've seen battles where the Allies do OK and battles where they do horribly, I've never seen them do really well though, Taffy 6 style.

The one I saw that the Allies really did well that I recall well was a daylight action between 2 Colorado BBs and Mutsu/Yamashiro. The Japanese scored a lot of heavy shell hits but they all bounced off the armour (to my own surprise) while the USN hits penetrated, so clearly a massive hardware advantage there. I didn't realise those old BBs were so meaty. Of course the chance of daylight combat with them is slim, but they are good at it, I'll give em that!

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/17/2012 8:55:52 AM   
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Hey ho, unfortunately I'm in the same boat as EUBanana, our both Allied Navies suck balls.


I've seen battles where the Allies do OK and battles where they do horribly, I've never seen them do really well though, Taffy 6 style.

The one I saw that the Allies really did well that I recall well was a daylight action between 2 Colorado BBs and Mutsu/Yamashiro. The Japanese scored a lot of heavy shell hits but they all bounced off the armour (to my own surprise) while the USN hits penetrated, so clearly a massive hardware advantage there. I didn't realise those old BBs were so meaty. Of course the chance of daylight combat with them is slim, but they are good at it, I'll give em that!



I'll post a whipe out later on, Allied winning high but with the odds clearly being towards the Allied in force composition.

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/19/2012 2:41:34 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 11, 41
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Submarine attack near Saipan at 113,96

Japanese Ships
TK Moji Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tambor



TK Moji Maru is sighted by SS Tambor
SS Tambor launches 4 torpedoes

guess it's not surprising to say that these were duds... as always, my subs won't cause much trouble in the next 10 months...

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TF 229 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Allied Ships
AMc Ciska
AMc Salak
AMc Lawoe
AMc Endeh



21 mines cleared


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Groot Natoena at 61,83, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Shirakumo
DD Shikinami

Allied Ships
xAKL Anakan
xAKL Bisayas
xAKL Corregidor
xAKL Dona Nati




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 46% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

lol, unlike the Allied, the IJN only evades combat if they are low or out of ammo and they spend their ammo to achieve hit rates 50 times higher than my ships, no matter how old or bad their destroyers are... I'm sure there will be another IJ TF around to sink those helpless freighters though...

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ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 53,75

Japanese Ships
TB Kari

Allied Ships
SS KXI



SS KXI is sighted by escort
KXI bottoming out ....
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 53,75

Japanese Ships
TB Kari

Allied Ships
SS KXIII



SS KXIII is sighted by escort
KXIII bottoming out ....
TB Kari attacking submerged sub ....
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Japanese Ships
DD Maikaze
CA Mogami
DD Hagikaze
DD Arashi

Allied Ships
SS KXII, hits 3

missed...


SS KXII launches 4 torpedoes at DD Maikaze
KXII bottoming out ....
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi attacking submerged sub ....
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Singkawang (56,88)

17 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Nako Maru #2
xAK Hakubasan Maru

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



PB Nako Maru #2 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Singkawang (56,88)

TF 111 troops unloading over beach at Singkawang, 56,88

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



12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 9th Base Force
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 9th Base Force
12 Engineers accidentally lost during unload of 9th Base Force /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of III./124th Infantry Bn
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of III./124th Infantry Bn /2
12 Engineers lost overboard during unload of 9th Base Force /3
12 Naval Support troops lost overboard during unload of 9th Base Force /3


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Pre-Invasion action off Brunei (65,87)

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Zyunyo Maru
xAK Daigen Maru

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



xAK Zyunyo Maru firing at 107th RN Base Force
xAK Zyunyo Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Daigen Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Brunei (65,87)

TF 258 troops unloading over beach at Brunei, 65,87





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Amphibious Assault at Sandakan (70,88)

TF 265 troops unloading over beach at Sandakan, 70,88





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Invasion Support action off Singkawang (56,88)

18 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Mexico Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAK Kaiko Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
PB Nako Maru #2
xAK Hakubasan Maru

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



180mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Mexico Maru at 12,000 yards
180mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Kaiko Maru at 12,000 yards
PB Nako Maru #2 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

enemy invasions continue all around the map and I have both intel and sightings that really concern me about where all those IJ convoys seem to head to... my troops are in full retreat/reposition mode trying to get into positions they can actually hold for some time without being slaughtered instantly without achieving anything but to reach those positions it will take some time and the IJ convoys have the slingshot/amphib bonus feature which will mean I expect the IJ showing up earlier in many places than we do...


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Invasion Support action off Brunei (65,87)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Zyunyo Maru
xAK Daigen Maru



xAK Zyunyo Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Daigen Maru fired at enemy troops


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TF 229 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Allied Ships
AMc Ciska
AMc Salak
AMc Lawoe
AMc Endeh



18 mines cleared


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TF 229 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Allied Ships
AMc Ciska
AMc Salak
AMc Lawoe
AMc Endeh



19 mines cleared


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TF 229 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Allied Ships
AMc Ciska
AMc Salak
AMc Lawoe
AMc Endeh



21 mines cleared


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Butuan at 80,89

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK American Leader, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Ethel Edwards



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengbalai at 48,78

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Wulin
xAK Tai Sang



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 40,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 38500 feet



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 10
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 19



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Rifles of Canada Battalion ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on Kowloon Brigade, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak


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


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Toboali at 50,93

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
B5M1 Mabel x 3



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PG Herald



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B5M1 Mabel launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

enemy CVL on tour...

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Morning Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 41,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 23



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 38500 feet

guess we'll both stick to ceiling sweeps for the whole game... means in 18 months I will have the edge over all IJ fighters until the end of the war...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Butuan at 80,89

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 16



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Ethel Edwards, Bomb hits 3, on fire
xAK Si Kiang
xAK Yu Sang



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

no torps?

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
B5M1 Mabel x 3



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Pillsbury



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B5M1 Mabel launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Japanese Ships
DMS W-2
SC Ch 9
SC Ch 8

Allied Ships
SS KXII



SS KXII is located by DMS W-2
KXII bottoming out ....
SC Ch 9 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Palembang (48,91) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

32 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Yomogi, Shell hits 2
DD Tsuta
xAP Hakozaki Maru, Shell hits 4
AK Kaga Maru

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


Allied ground losses:
34 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Palembang Base Force firing at DD Yomogi
DD Yomogi firing at Palembang Base Force
Palembang Base Force firing at DD Tsuta
DD Tsuta firing at Palembang Base Force
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Hakozaki Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Tsuta firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
DD Tsuta fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

this pretty much tells me bluebook knows exactly what he's doing, earlier than I could do anything about it he invades Palembang, with perfect hindsight he will bring exactly the troops he needs to take the place... I'm not really worried about losing Palembang now or in a couple of months, I'm more worried about his insane speed he's moving forward because that will mean he'll reach important areas earlier than I would like him to do as a month more or less for me could mean having a nice defense or nearly no defense, depending on where he is going and what I'm reinforcing first and in what order...


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Amphibious Assault at Palembang (48,91)

TF 74 troops unloading over beach at Palembang, 48,91

Japanese ground losses:
130 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
10 troops of a SNLF HMG Section accidentally lost during unload of Sasebo 3rd SNLF
17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of Sasebo 3rd SNLF
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of Sasebo 3rd SNLF
12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of Sasebo 3rd SNLF
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of Sasebo 8th SNLF
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of Sasebo 8th SNLF
17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of Sasebo 8th SNLF
12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of Sasebo 8th SNLF


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Invasion Support action off Singkawang (56,88)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Mexico Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
PB Nako Maru #2
xAK Hakubasan Maru



180mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Mexico Maru at 6,000 yards
PB Nako Maru #2 fired at enemy troops


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Pre-Invasion action off Sorong (82,107)

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Macassar Maru
xAK Nittai Maru



xAK Macassar Maru firing at Sorong Det. Base Force
xAK Macassar Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Nittai Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Sorong (82,107)

TF 270 troops unloading over beach at Sorong, 82,107



12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of Kure 2nd SNLF /2


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Pre-Invasion action off Davao (79,91)

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kosho Maru
xAK Teiryu Maru
xAK Shinsei Maru



xAKL Kosho Maru firing at 1st /101st PA Battalion
xAKL Kosho Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Teiryu Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Shinsei Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Davao (79,91)

TF 271 troops unloading over beach at Davao, 79,91

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of Sasebo 2nd SNLF


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21179 troops, 318 guns, 217 vehicles, Assault Value = 529

Defending force 7040 troops, 132 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 187

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 389

Allied adjusted defense: 445

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
562 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled


Allied ground losses:
257 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

we fend off the first attack but without causing losses we don't really benefit and in the end it's going to be the same as always in a losing fight, you lose everything to surrendering, the enemy will have none or nearly no KIA...


Assaulting units:
38th Division
66th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
1st Middlesex Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


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Ground combat at 51,76 (near Kota Bharu)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3672 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 184

Defending force 2348 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Japanese adjusted assault: 106

Allied adjusted defense: 28

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
832 casualties reported
Squads: 45 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 81 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
3rd ISF Base Force

am trying to bring everything back to Singapore to reform the two Indian divs and to make a stand there, this has always proven better to me than trying to defend North of Singapore with my troops dispersed and being knocked out one after another...

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Ground combat at Miri (64,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1181 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Defending force 138 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 11

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Miri !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I./124th Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
100th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at Manus (101,119)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 645 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 11

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manus !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
I/66th Naval Guard Unit
II/66th Nav Gd /2


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Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 4386 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

Defending force 894 troops, 0 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Japanese adjusted assault: 12

Allied adjusted defense: 21

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

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
5th Base Force

Defending units:
Guam USN Base Force

I like that one... I never understood why sending that base force to Guam, isn't the Japanese short of those base forces anyway and wouldn't it be better to use it elsewhere and either ignore Guam early on (what is Guam for?) or send one of the SNLF to take it?


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Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 763 troops, 6 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Defending force 4895 troops, 57 guns, 108 vehicles, Assault Value = 231



Assaulting units:
So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
Teloekbetoeng Base Force
Palembang Base Force

Defending units:
6th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF /1
Sasebo 3rd SNLF /1
Sasebo 8th SNLF /1

needless to say that we won't hold against this force...

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Ground combat at Singkawang (56,88)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 839 troops, 7 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Defending force 6463 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 133



Assaulting units:
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Singkawang Base Force

Defending units:
II./124th Infantry Battalion
III./124th Infantry Battalion
9th Base Force


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Ground combat at Ternate (78,102)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 451 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Defending force 120 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 15

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ternate !!!

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


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


Assaulting units:
Sasebo 1st SNLF /3

Defending units:
Ternate Det. Base Force




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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/19/2012 2:58:08 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 12, 41
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Invasion Support action off Palembang (48,91) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

30 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Yomogi
DD Tsuta
xAP Hikawa Maru, Shell hits 1
TB Otori
AK Kaga Maru

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



DD Tsuta firing at Palembang Base Force
Palembang Base Force firing at DD Tsuta
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Hikawa Maru at 6,000 yards
TB Otori firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
DD Yomogi fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Sorong (82,107)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Macassar Maru
xAK Nittai Maru



xAK Macassar Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Nittai Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Davao (79,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kosho Maru
xAK Teiryu Maru
xAK Shinsei Maru


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


xAKL Kosho Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Teiryu Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Shinsei Maru fired at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 53,75

Japanese Ships
TB Kari

Allied Ships
SS KXIII



SS KXIII is sighted by escort
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 53,75

Japanese Ships
TB Kari

Allied Ships
SS KXIII, hits 1

my subs stay extremely ineffective even though at least 8-10 are in a position able to attack enemy convoys...


SS KXIII is sighted by escort
KXIII bottoming out ....
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari attacking submerged sub ....
TB Kari is out of ASW ammo
TB Kari is out of ASW ammo
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Groot Natoena at 57,84, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo

Allied Ships
xAKL Anakan, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
xAKL Bisayas, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
xAKL Corregidor, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
xAKL Dona Nati, Shell hits 16, and is sunk

this must be the convoy that got away from those two IJN DD earlier... glugg glugg

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 11,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Dona Nati at 9,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Dona Nati at 9,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Corregidor at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Corregidor at 8,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Dona Nati at 8,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Bisayas at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Dona Nati at 7,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Corregidor at 7,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Anakan at 7,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Anakan at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Dona Nati at 8,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Dona Nati at 8,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Bisayas at 8,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Anakan at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Dona Nati at 7,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Corregidor at 7,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Dona Nati at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Anakan at 6,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Corregidor at 6,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Dona Nati at 6,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Anakan at 6,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Dona Nati at 6,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Corregidor at 6,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Bisayas at 6,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Dona Nati at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Anakan at 7,000 yards
xAKL Dona Nati sunk by DD Minegumo at 7,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Anakan at 7,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Anakan at 7,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Anakan at 7,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Bisayas at 7,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Anakan at 7,000 yards
xAKL Corregidor sunk by DD Natsugumo at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
xAKL Anakan sunk by CL Naka at 9,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Bisayas at 9,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Bisayas at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Bisayas at 10,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Bisayas at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
xAKL Bisayas sunk by CL Naka at 7,000 yards
xAKL Bisayas sunk by CL Naka at 7,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 52,75

Japanese Ships
PB Tatsumiya Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXII, hits 4



SS KXII is sighted by escort
PB Tatsumiya Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Sydney Island at 157,150

Japanese Ships
SS I-17

Allied Ships
AP Hugh L. Scott



AP Hugh L. Scott is sighted by SS I-17
SS I-17 launches 2 torpedoes at AP Hugh L. Scott


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Pre-Invasion action off Palembang (48,91)

25 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Tazan Maru
xAK Hakodate Maru
xAK Hokuzyu Maru

Japanese ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


xAK Tazan Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Hakodate Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Hokuzyu Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Tazan Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Palembang (48,91)

TF 72 troops unloading over beach at Palembang, 48,91

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

there are even more troops coming ashore at Palembang, including air support... the area around Palembang will become a nogo zone soon... not bad for the first week of the war...


12 Engineers lost from landing craft during unload of 12th JAAF Base Force
17 troops of a IJA Motorized Squad lost overboard during unload of 22nd Recon Rgt
Motorized Support lost from landing craft during unload of 22nd Recon Rgt
12 Aviation Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 12th JAAF Base Force /2


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Invasion Support action off Palembang (48,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Otori
AK Kaga Maru
DD Tsuta


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


TB Otori fired at enemy troops
40mm Bofors AA Gun battery firing at AK Kaga Maru


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Amphibious Assault at Lubang (78,78)

TF 121 troops unloading over beach at Lubang, 78,78





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Invasion Support action off Palembang (48,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Tazan Maru
xAK Hakodate Maru
xAK Hokuzyu Maru



xAK Tazan Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Hakodate Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Hokuzyu Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Tazan Maru fired at enemy troops


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Sub attack near Tandjoengbalai at 48,78

Japanese Ships
SS I-157

Allied Ships
DD John D. Ford
DD Pope
DD Pillsbury



SS I-157 launches 2 torpedoes at DD John D. Ford
I-157 bottoming out ....
DD Pope fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Pillsbury attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-157 eludes ASW attack from DD Pillsbury
DD Pillsbury cannot reach attack position over SS I-157
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tahiti at 174,177, Range 21,000 Yards




Japanese Ships
AMC Aikoku Maru
AMC Hokoku Maru

Allied Ships
xAP Queen Elizabeth


what about that? Five days after outbreak of the war we see two AMC popping up 15000 miles South East of Tokyo and they stumble into QE... without firing a shot QE moved out of the hex...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Allied Transport TF evades combat


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just to see her being caught in the same hex again... wth????

Day Time Surface Combat, near Tahiti at 174,177, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC Aikoku Maru, Shell hits 1
AMC Hokoku Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
xAP Queen Elizabeth, Shell hits 4, on fire

QE takes four shell hits but being such a big ship damage is only light and with her single 6 inch gun QE was able to achieve 4 hits on the enemy at quite a distance, putting one AMC into sinking condition it seems... QE having one 6 inch gun and being a merchant marine vessel performed better against these two AMC than my heavy cruisers do against 1920s destroyers... bluebook said he thinks QE might be in trouble making it home but she only suffered some sys and only 2 major flt so no chance of seeing here sinking, speed is down to 7 per phase... replied that his AMC is more in trouble than QE...


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 18,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru fires at xAP Queen Elizabeth at 18,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru fires at xAP Queen Elizabeth at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 17,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 16,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 15,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 14,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 12,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 10,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 6,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 7,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 10,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 14,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 15,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 15,000 yards
Koh, A. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 18,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 18,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP Queen Elizabeth at 18,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Makatea at 175,177, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC Aikoku Maru
AMC Hokoku Maru, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
xAP Queen Elizabeth, on fire



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Siargao at 84,92

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 5



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Si Kiang
xAK Yu Sang



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Georgetown at 47,75

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 8



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD John D. Ford
DD Pope
DD Peary



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 kg SAP Bomb



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Pre-Invasion action off Dadjangas (78,93)

Japanese Ships
xAK Sydney Maru #2
xAK Meiten Maru
xAK Nojima Maru
PB Nanpo Maru


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


xAK Sydney Maru #2 firing at 2nd/101st PA Battalion
xAK Sydney Maru #2 fired at enemy troops
xAK Meiten Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Nojima Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Dadjangas (78,93)

TF 202 troops unloading over beach at Dadjangas, 78,93

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 91st Nav Gd


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Ground combat at 51,76 (near Kota Bharu)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3674 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 231

Defending force 270 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 59

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 59 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
Units pursuing 1


Allied ground losses:
149 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
42nd Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
3rd ISF Base Force


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Ground combat at Singkawang (56,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2657 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 134

Defending force 1127 troops, 12 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Japanese adjusted assault: 61

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Singkawang !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
64 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
680 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (4 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
II./124th Infantry Battalion
III./124th Infantry Battalion
9th Base Force

Defending units:
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Singkawang Base Force


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Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Japanese Deliberate attack


Attacking force 5531 troops, 57 guns, 108 vehicles, Assault Value = 276

Defending force 1997 troops, 31 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 36

Japanese adjusted assault: 134

Allied adjusted defense: 19

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Palembang !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
870 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 38 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 23 (19 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
22nd Recon Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
35th Field AA Battalion
31st Field AA Battalion
12th JAAF Base Force

Defending units:
So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
Teloekbetoeng Base Force
Palembang Base Force

Palembang surrenders on the first day of attack, never lost the base that early in all the years... not because I ever really tried to put much effort in the defense but simply due to the fact that no IJ player ever ordered an invasion convoy going there on day one or two... well done...
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Ground combat at Sorong (82,107)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1644 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 114 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 31

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 31 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sorong !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
152 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
Kure 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
Sorong Det. Base Force


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Ground combat at Davao (79,91)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1639 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Defending force 369 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19

Japanese adjusted assault: 28

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 28 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Davao !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
149 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Sasebo 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
1st /101st PA Battalion

usually I try to regroup my scattered forces on Mindanao to retreat together into the mountains but this won't work against bluebook as he is also too fast for us here... damn it, the div to arrive at Cagayan will never show up as he will take the base before my unit will form up there...

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Ground combat at Sandakan (70,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 552 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 24

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 24 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sandakan !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(+)



Assaulting units:
I/81st Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Brunei (65,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 546 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

Defending force 480 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 10

Allied adjusted defense: 5

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Brunei !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
137 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
III/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
107th RN Base Force


guess the enemy will have the SRA secured in three weeks if he continues to his offensive the way he started it...

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Ground combat at Balabac (70,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 535 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 22

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 22 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Balabac !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
2nd Sasebo SNLF Coy






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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/20/2012 3:21:43 PM   
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Wow, that was fast at Palembang.

And I love seeing some AMCs in action. Raiding, mmm mmm.

You better make sure you include defences against that sort of thing if you are sending convoys into areas where air cover is not properly set up, if he's raiding aggressively like that you might get an embarassment happen off Noumea or something if you've scrimped on convoy defence... Though QE seemed quite able to defend herself, and AMCs are pretty much one shot weapons given they got no armour.

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/20/2012 3:41:22 PM   
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Catching up...


  • Maybe the USN ships' crews should be a little better at start (RN, et al are fine IMO), but what I would really like is some more achievable way for them to gain experience over the course of a year or two.
  • Sunda Strait - IIRC that's the accidental (not intended by either side) surface action where the IJN torpedoed some of their own transports with troops aboard.
  • Palembang - I've had it taken that early. Try to bombard it with your own cruisers to close the airfield and bomb the Oil with B-17s from Java. Success will be pretty limited because of B-17 crews' low skills.

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/20/2012 4:46:29 PM   
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Wow, that was fast at Palembang.

And I love seeing some AMCs in action. Raiding, mmm mmm.

You better make sure you include defences against that sort of thing if you are sending convoys into areas where air cover is not properly set up, if he's raiding aggressively like that you might get an embarassment happen off Noumea or something if you've scrimped on convoy defence... Though QE seemed quite able to defend herself, and AMCs are pretty much one shot weapons given they got no armour.



not really afraid of AMC, seeing some CA/CL together with one or two DD would be more frightening. The AMC weren't able to deal with Queen Elizabeth so they don't seem to be the usual IJN killers. It was fun to see while I was first quite shocked when the battle popped up. It just shows again that bluebook well knows what he's doing, makes it a great game, I'm sure he will cause me lots of headache, which definitely is good for the campaign.

Not having lots of escorts, those that I have are just enough not to see subs attacking at the surface. Those escorts aren't able to deal with raiders the size of a DD but in the end I guess the fear to run into those raiders is bigger than the actual threat.

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ORIGINAL: witpqs

Catching up...


  • Maybe the USN ships' crews should be a little better at start (RN, et al are fine IMO), but what I would really like is some more achievable way for them to gain experience over the course of a year or two.
  • Sunda Strait - IIRC that's the accidental (not intended by either side) surface action where the IJN torpedoed some of their own transports with troops aboard.
  • Palembang - I've had it taken that early. Try to bombard it with your own cruisers to close the airfield and bomb the Oil with B-17s from Java. Success will be pretty limited because of B-17 crews' low skills.




Daylight experience isn't that bad for the USN, hence why I was quite grumpy to see the cruiser firing 1500 rounds for one hit on two charging 1920s destroyers.

Yeah, the IJN fired something like 90-100 torps and also hit their own transports unloading there. How comes, I thought the Japanese would all be super heroes?

We've got a hr that restricts the Allied from strategic bombing of any Japanese held Allied territory, same as I had in all my PBEMs.



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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/20/2012 5:15:53 PM   
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The experience gap between Iowa and New Jersey is especially annoying, since they are like a month apart.  It does seem odd that there can't be some kind of training or experience gain for the early war ships to make them competitive with the fresh ships later.  I presume the engine can't handle adding some kind of crew experience upgrade to ship upgrades (which would seem to be the easy hack fix, were it possible).

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/20/2012 7:34:40 PM   
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ORIGINAL: witpqs

Catching up...


  • Maybe the USN ships' crews should be a little better at start (RN, et al are fine IMO), but what I would really like is some more achievable way for them to gain experience over the course of a year or two.
  • Sunda Strait - IIRC that's the accidental (not intended by either side) surface action where the IJN torpedoed some of their own transports with troops aboard.
  • Palembang - I've had it taken that early. Try to bombard it with your own cruisers to close the airfield and bomb the Oil with B-17s from Java. Success will be pretty limited because of B-17 crews' low skills.




Yes, this has always been the problem. I got no problem with the starting exp. But my dear old Houston has been in the fight since day one of the war. Seen plenty of fights and action. There should not be a crew on the map Allied or Japanese with a higher exp level. That is just not going to happen.

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Wow, that was fast at Palembang.

And I love seeing some AMCs in action. Raiding, mmm mmm.

You better make sure you include defences against that sort of thing if you are sending convoys into areas where air cover is not properly set up, if he's raiding aggressively like that you might get an embarassment happen off Noumea or something if you've scrimped on convoy defence... Though QE seemed quite able to defend herself, and AMCs are pretty much one shot weapons given they got no armour.



not really afraid of AMC, seeing some CA/CL together with one or two DD would be more frightening. The AMC weren't able to deal with Queen Elizabeth so they don't seem to be the usual IJN killers. It was fun to see while I was first quite shocked when the battle popped up. It just shows again that bluebook well knows what he's doing, makes it a great game, I'm sure he will cause me lots of headache, which definitely is good for the campaign.

Not having lots of escorts, those that I have are just enough not to see subs attacking at the surface. Those escorts aren't able to deal with raiders the size of a DD but in the end I guess the fear to run into those raiders is bigger than the actual threat.



The threat is there but really not one to be feared. Smaller convoys and alternate routes until you get enough escorts. The Allies can lose a few ships. It does look as if your opponent is a good, aggressive player.

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/21/2012 7:19:35 AM   
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Wow, that was fast at Palembang.

And I love seeing some AMCs in action. Raiding, mmm mmm.

You better make sure you include defences against that sort of thing if you are sending convoys into areas where air cover is not properly set up, if he's raiding aggressively like that you might get an embarassment happen off Noumea or something if you've scrimped on convoy defence... Though QE seemed quite able to defend herself, and AMCs are pretty much one shot weapons given they got no armour.



not really afraid of AMC, seeing some CA/CL together with one or two DD would be more frightening. The AMC weren't able to deal with Queen Elizabeth so they don't seem to be the usual IJN killers. It was fun to see while I was first quite shocked when the battle popped up. It just shows again that bluebook well knows what he's doing, makes it a great game, I'm sure he will cause me lots of headache, which definitely is good for the campaign.

Not having lots of escorts, those that I have are just enough not to see subs attacking at the surface. Those escorts aren't able to deal with raiders the size of a DD but in the end I guess the fear to run into those raiders is bigger than the actual threat.



The threat is there but really not one to be feared. Smaller convoys and alternate routes until you get enough escorts. The Allies can lose a few ships. It does look as if your opponent is a good, aggressive player.



yes he is. I thought going round Tahiti would have been alternative enough. I'm not really fearing the loss of a couple of ships (even though I hate losing ships, no matter which) it's more the fear of losing troops aboard the ships if it's a troop convoy.

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RE: Ending an IJ wet dream - bluebook (J) vs castor tro... - 2/21/2012 10:31:51 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 13, 41
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Invasion Support action off Dadjangas (78,93)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Sydney Maru #2
xAK Meiten Maru
xAK Nojima Maru


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


xAK Sydney Maru #2 fired at enemy troops
xAK Meiten Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Nojima Maru fired at enemy troops


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Miri at 65,82, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo

Allied Ships
xAKL Chengtu, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
xAKL Kanchow, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAKL Yat Shing, Shell hits 19, and is sunk

this small convoy even made it all the way into the Miri area... no matter how much zick zack I order, the mid ocean intercepts are deadly and all my convoys are sighted and engaged every time...

Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 28% moonlight: 7,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Kanchow at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Kanchow at 8,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Chengtu at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Chengtu at 6,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Chengtu at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Kanchow at 3,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Kanchow at 3,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Kanchow at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Kanchow at 2,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Chengtu at 2,000 yards
xAKL Kanchow sunk by DD Natsugumo at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Yat Shing at 3,000 yards
xAKL Chengtu sunk by DD Asagumo at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Yat Shing at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Yat Shing at 6,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Yat Shing at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Yat Shing at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Yat Shing at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Yat Shing at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Yat Shing at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Yat Shing at 9,000 yards
xAKL Yat Shing sunk by CL Naka at 9,000 yards
xAKL Yat Shing sunk by CL Naka at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Rangiroa at 177,175, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC Aikoku Maru

Allied Ships
xAP Queen Elizabeth

lol, wth? QE is still in excellent shape and still moves at 7 hexes per phase so how could that AMC follow her?


Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 28% moonlight: 10,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards...
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Pre-Invasion action off Kendari (70,106)

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro
PB Saiko Maru
PB Myoken Maru
PB Edo Maru
xAP Haruna Maru
DD Umikaze

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


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


CA Haguro firing at Kendari Garrison Battalion
PB Saiko Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Myoken Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Edo Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kendari (70,106)

TF 89 troops unloading over beach at Kendari, 70,106

Japanese ground losses:
113 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

6 days into the war and Kendari is invaded and will be inevitably lost... got a surprise for the enemy though as Force Z was sent out from Soerabaja to engage this convoy that has been spotted earlier already... refused from ordering Force Z to go in at night as I expect some heavy cover for this amphib operation but during daylight, Force Z should be a threat to enemy battlewaggons or heavy cruisers... this of course means the invasion will take place and Kendari is lost... I can't and won't try to stop the enemy's super fast advance through the SRA and the rest of the map but I will try to inflict losses while hoping to minimize mine...



19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of Kimura Det
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of Kimura Det
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of Kimura Det
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 3rd Base Force
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 3rd Base Force
12 Engineers lost from landing craft during unload of 3rd Base Force
12 Engineers lost from landing craft during unload of 3rd Base Force
12 Naval Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 3rd Base Force
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 3rd Base Force
12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 3rd Base Force
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Kure 1st SNLF
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of Kimura Det /3
12 Engineers lost overboard during unload of 3rd JNAF AF Unit
12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 3rd JNAF AF Unit
7.7mm T99 AAMG lost overboard during unload of 3rd JNAF AF Unit
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of Kure 1st SNLF /3
12 Engineers lost overboard during unload of 3rd Base Force /3
12 Naval Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 3rd Base Force /3
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of Kimura Det /4
12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of II/81st Nav Gd


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Pre-Invasion action off Beaufort (66,87)

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Zyunyo Maru
xAK Daigen Maru



xAK Zyunyo Maru firing at 107th RN Base Force
xAK Zyunyo Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Daigen Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Zyunyo Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Beaufort (66,87)

TF 258 troops unloading over beach at Beaufort, 66,87



12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of III/81st Nav Gd


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Amphibious Assault at Boela (80,110)

TF 376 troops unloading over beach at Boela, 80,110





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Invasion Support action off Kendari (70,106)

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Saiko Maru
PB Myoken Maru
PB Edo Maru
xAP Haruna Maru
DD Umikaze



PB Saiko Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Myoken Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Edo Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Beaufort (66,87)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Zyunyo Maru
xAK Daigen Maru



xAK Zyunyo Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Daigen Maru fired at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 63,74

Japanese Ships
PB Shosei Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Yoneyama Maru
xAK Akagane Maru
xAKL Shinrei Maru
xAKL Bunzan Maru
DD Kuri

Allied Ships
SS O20



SS O20 launches 4 torpedoes at PB Shosei Maru
O20 bottoming out ....
DD Kuri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuri attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kuri is out of ASW ammo
DD Kuri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuri fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kendari at 70,106, Range 21,000 Yards

and this is what happened during the day...




Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed
F1M2 Pete: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro, Shell hits 37, and is sunk
DD Umikaze, Shell hits 27, and is sunk
DMS W-7, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DMS W-8, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
PB Edo Maru, Shell hits 25, and is sunk
PB Myoken Maru, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
PB Saiko Maru, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
xAK Myoko Maru, Shell hits 36, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Kyusyu Maru, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Shinanogawa Maru, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Shinryu Maru, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
xAK Tenryu Maru, Shell hits 26, and is sunk
xAK Kanko Maru, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
xAK Taifuku Maru, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
xAK Yasukawa Maru, Shell hits 22, and is sunk
xAK Nanrei Maru, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
xAK Nittai Maru, Shell hits 15, and is sunk
xAK Hasuna Maru, Shell hits 25, and is sunk
xAK Meigen Maru, Shell hits 32, and is sunk
xAK Shinkoku Maru, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
xAK Shinwa Maru, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
xAKL Ujigawa Maru, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
xAK Yamafuku Maru, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Heiwa Maru, Shell hits 9, heavy fires
xAKL Kakyu Maru, Shell hits 15, and is sunk
xAKL Hitora Maru, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Higari Maru, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
xAKL Genmei Maru, Shell hits 24, and is sunk
xAKL Daitei Maru, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Taiyu Maru, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
xAP Hakone Maru, Shell hits 28, and is sunk
xAP Haruna Maru, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 2
BC Repulse, Shell hits 5
CL Danae
CL Dragon, Shell hits 5, on fire
CL Durban
CL Marblehead, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
CL Boise, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Barker
DD Bulmer
DD Stewart
DD Paul Jones
DD Parrott
DD Vampire, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Vendetta
DD Tenedos
DD Electra
DD Express


this is the whipe out in the Allied's favour I mentioned earlier in the AAR, against an inferior enemy force but still... I was totally amazed and shocked at the same time not to see any surface combat TF covering the invasion TF, this is the only convoy in the hex and we hit 'em really hard... when reinforced Force Z arrived, the Japanese were anchored which is pretty much the worst that could happen to them... especially Repulse performed excellently, no wonder having 70+ daylight experience, POW not really performing bad either... I really don't know why bluebook included CA Haguro in this TF while not having a TF to cover the invasion convoy, seems like his first FUBAR and he get's terribly punished for it losing more or less the whole convoy including the heavy cruiser...

on the other side, Haguro didn't do all that bad, scoring several hits on my ships, causing substantial damage on three of my cruisers and a destroyer... watching the replay took over an hour but I do have to say I enjoyed it... at the end of the turn, both POW and Repulse had on main gun ammo left, the cruisers spent the majority of their ammo including torps... Force Z is now retiring to a port big enough to replenish and the damaged cruisers will be taken out of action for repairs too... hope the loss of his amphib shipping in this area will slow him down a bit, I would guess these troops and ships were tasked to first take Kendari and to jump onto Timor right after, which should be delayed a bit now due to the loss of shipping... we scored over 150 victory points with that convoy today for no loss on our side, means the enemy has to score 600 points somewhere else to make up for an autovictory...



Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Haguro at 21,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages BC Repulse at 21,000 yards
BC Repulse engages PB Saiko Maru at 21,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages PB Edo Maru at 21,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DMS W-8 at 21,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Shinkoku Maru at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Express at 17,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DD Umikaze at 17,000 yards
BC Repulse engages PB Edo Maru at 17,000 yards
CL Dragon engages CA Haguro at 17,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Danae at 17,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAP Haruna Maru at 17,000 yards
CL Danae engages xAK Yamafuku Maru at 17,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Vendetta at 17,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAK Shinkoku Maru at 17,000 yards
CL Dragon engages xAK Nanrei Maru at 17,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAK Yasukawa Maru at 17,000 yards
CL Dragon engages xAKL Heiwa Maru at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Haguro engages BB Prince of Wales at 15,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DD Umikaze at 15,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Haguro at 15,000 yards
BC Repulse engages PB Myoken Maru at 15,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages PB Edo Maru at 15,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DMS W-8 at 15,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Express at 15,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Electra at 15,000 yards
CL Dragon engages xAK Yamafuku Maru at 15,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Parrott at 15,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Paul Jones at 15,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAK Nanrei Maru at 15,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAK Yasukawa Maru at 15,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAK Shinryu Maru at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Marblehead at 13,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Parrott at 13,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Boise at 13,000 yards
BC Repulse engages PB Myoken Maru at 13,000 yards
CL Durban engages PB Edo Maru at 13,000 yards
Massive explosion on DMS W-8
CL Boise engages DMS W-8 at 13,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages DMS W-7 at 13,000 yards
DD Express engages xAP Haruna Maru at 13,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Umikaze at 13,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages DD Umikaze at 13,000 yards
DD Vampire engages xAK Nittai Maru at 13,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Bulmer at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Dragon at 10,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DD Umikaze at 10,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Haguro at 10,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CA Haguro at 10,000 yards
CL Durban engages CA Haguro at 10,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Dragon at 10,000 yards
CL Dragon engages DMS W-7 at 10,000 yards
DD Express engages xAKL Ujigawa Maru at 10,000 yards
xAK Yamafuku Maru sunk by DD Paul Jones at 10,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAK Shinwa Maru at 10,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Vampire at 10,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Parrott at 10,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Stewart at 10,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Nanrei Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAK Yasukawa Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages xAK Shinanogawa Maru at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Haguro engages BB Prince of Wales at 8,000 yards
CA Haguro engages BC Repulse at 8,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages PB Saiko Maru at 8,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Marblehead at 8,000 yards
CL Durban engages CA Haguro at 8,000 yards
CL Dragon engages DMS W-8 at 8,000 yards
CL Danae engages DMS W-7 at 8,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAP Haruna Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages xAP Hakone Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAK Shinwa Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages DD Umikaze at 8,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAK Hasuna Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Nittai Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Vampire engages xAK Nanrei Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAK Yasukawa Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAK Taifuku Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAKL Genmei Maru at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Dragon at 4,000 yards
CA Haguro engages BC Repulse at 4,000 yards
CL Danae engages PB Saiko Maru at 4,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Marblehead at 4,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Durban at 4,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Dragon at 4,000 yards
CL Danae engages CA Haguro at 4,000 yards
xAP Haruna Maru sunk by DD Express at 4,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages xAP Hakone Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAK Shinwa Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Express engages xAK Shinkoku Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Umikaze at 4,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Parrott at 4,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages DD Umikaze at 4,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAK Nanrei Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages DD Umikaze at 4,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAK Taifuku Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAK Kanko Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAK Shinanogawa Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAKL Genmei Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Express engages xAKL Kakyu Maru at 4,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Haguro at 4,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Haguro at 4,000 yards
CL Boise engages PB Saiko Maru at 4,000 yards
BC Repulse engages PB Myoken Maru at 4,000 yards
CL Durban engages PB Edo Maru at 4,000 yards
CL Dragon engages DMS W-8 at 4,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Danae at 4,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Electra at 4,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages DD Umikaze at 4,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Parrott at 4,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Paul Jones at 4,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Stewart at 4,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages DD Umikaze at 4,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAK Kanko Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAK Tenryu Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAK Shinryu Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAK Myoko Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAKL Kakyu Maru at 4,000 yards
CA Haguro engages BB Prince of Wales at 4,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Haguro at 4,000 yards
CL Boise engages PB Myoken Maru at 4,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages PB Edo Maru at 4,000 yards
CL Dragon engages DMS W-8 at 4,000 yards
DMS W-7 sunk by CL Danae at 4,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Umikaze at 4,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Umikaze at 4,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAK Shinkoku Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Vendetta at 4,000 yards
DD Vampire engages xAK Hasuna Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Parrott at 4,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages DD Umikaze at 4,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Umikaze at 4,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Bulmer at 4,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Barker at 4,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAK Kyusyu Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAKL Daitei Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAKL Kakyu Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAKL Ujigawa Maru at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CA Haguro sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 3,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Bulmer at 3,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAP Hakone Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Umikaze at 3,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages xAK Nittai Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAK Nanrei Maru at 3,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Kanko Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Barker at 3,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAKL Higari Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAKL Heiwa Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAKL Ujigawa Maru at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages DD Umikaze at 2,000 yards
PB Myoken Maru sunk by CL Dragon at 2,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages PB Edo Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Umikaze at 2,000 yards
CL Durban engages DD Umikaze at 2,000 yards
CL Dragon engages DD Umikaze at 2,000 yards
CL Danae engages DD Umikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages xAK Meigen Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Umikaze sunk by DD Electra at 2,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Yasukawa Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages xAK Kanko Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages xAK Shinryu Maru at 2,000 yards
xAK Shinanogawa Maru sunk by BC Repulse at 2,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAK Myoko Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAKL Genmei Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAKL Kakyu Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages PB Edo Maru at 3,000 yards
Massive explosion on DMS W-8
DMS W-8 sunk by CL Dragon at 3,000 yards
CL Boise engages xAK Tenryu Maru at 3,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages xAK Shinwa Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Shinkoku Maru at 3,000 yards
CL Dragon engages xAK Meigen Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Vampire engages xAK Hasuna Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages xAK Nittai Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Shinwa Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAK Yasukawa Maru at 3,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Taifuku Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAK Shinryu Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAK Hasuna Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAK Myoko Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAKL Taiyu Maru at 3,000 yards
xAKL Ujigawa Maru sunk by BC Repulse at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
xAK Meigen Maru sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 2,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAP Hakone Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Boise engages xAK Shinwa Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Dragon engages xAK Shinwa Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Danae engages xAP Hakone Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages xAK Nanrei Maru at 2,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAK Yasukawa Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAK Kyusyu Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAK Tenryu Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Vampire engages xAK Tenryu Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAK Kyusyu Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages xAK Hasuna Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAP Hakone Maru at 2,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAKL Genmei Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages xAKL Kakyu Maru at 2,000 yards
PB Edo Maru sunk by CL Boise at 2,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAK Kyusyu Maru at 2,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAK Hasuna Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages xAK Nittai Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAK Nanrei Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Dragon engages xAKL Higari Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Tenryu Maru at 2,000 yards
xAK Shinryu Maru sunk by DD Express at 2,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Kyusyu Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Vampire engages xAK Myoko Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages xAK Myoko Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Vampire engages xAKL Hitora Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAKL Genmei Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAKL Higari Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAK Hasuna Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAK Taifuku Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAKL Heiwa Maru at 2,000 yards
xAP Hakone Maru sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 2,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAK Hasuna Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Boise engages xAK Kyusyu Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages xAK Nanrei Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Durban engages xAK Nittai Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Dragon engages xAK Myoko Maru at 2,000 yards
xAK Kyusyu Maru sunk by CL Danae at 2,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Myoko Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Myoko Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAKL Genmei Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages xAK Hasuna Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages xAK Myoko Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Vampire engages xAKL Heiwa Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAKL Daitei Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAK Hasuna Maru at 2,000 yards
Palliser, Arthur FE orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 3,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAKL Taiyu Maru at 3,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAK Nittai Maru at 3,000 yards
CL Boise engages xAK Taifuku Maru at 3,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Tenryu Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Express engages xAK Myoko Maru at 3,000 yards
xAKL Taiyu Maru sunk by CL Dragon at 3,000 yards
DD Vampire engages xAKL Daitei Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Express engages xAK Taifuku Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAKL Higari Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAKL Hitora Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAKL Kakyu Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Vampire engages xAKL Heiwa Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages xAKL Hitora Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAK Taifuku Maru at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Nittai Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Myoko Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAKL Daitei Maru at 7,000 yards
CL Danae engages xAK Myoko Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Express engages xAK Myoko Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAK Taifuku Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAK Taifuku Maru at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Taifuku Maru at 11,000 yards
CL Boise engages xAK Myoko Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAKL Daitei Maru at 11,000 yards
CL Dragon engages xAK Myoko Maru at 11,000 yards
CL Danae engages xAK Myoko Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAKL Heiwa Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Tenryu Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAK Taifuku Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAKL Hitora Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages xAKL Kakyu Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAK Myoko Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAK Myoko Maru at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
CL Danae engages xAK Myoko Maru at 14,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAKL Hitora Maru at 14,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages xAK Myoko Maru at 14,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAKL Hitora Maru at 14,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAKL Daitei Maru at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Taifuku Maru at 19,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAKL Daitei Maru at 19,000 yards
CL Durban engages xAK Myoko Maru at 19,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAKL Heiwa Maru at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
CL Boise engages xAK Myoko Maru at 23,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages xAK Myoko Maru at 23,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAKL Heiwa Maru at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Bora Bora at 172,170, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC Aikoku Maru, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
DMS Dorsey
DMS Long
DMS Elliot
DMS Southard
DMS Hopkins

then our DMS that were in the area to hunt down the remaining AMC find the enemy but the outcome is, oh well... no idea why that AMC wouldn't be sunk by 5 DMS that were ordered to search and destroy exactly that ship...


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Hopkins at 17,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Elliot at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Hopkins at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Hopkins at 13,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Dorsey at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Hopkins at 12,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Elliot at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Dorsey at 10,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Southard at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Hopkins at 8,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Southard at 8,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Elliot at 8,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Dorsey at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Hopkins at 10,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Southard at 10,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Elliot at 10,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Long at 10,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages DMS Dorsey at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Morning Air attack on Iloilo , at 79,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 35,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 31



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
31 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 32810 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 88,95

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 10
G4M1 Betty x 6



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Si Kiang
xAK Yu Sang, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Iloilo , at 79,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Regulus, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Candioa, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Massive explosion on xAP Candioa


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Benkoelen at 44,92

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 8



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Kuala
xAKL Tatung



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 100 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Djambi Base Force, at 48,90 , near Palembang

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
111 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 12
Ki-36 Ida x 10



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
B5M1 Mabel x 2



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B5M1 Mabel launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

damn, enemy CVE or CVL around Sinpagore...



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Merak at 48,97

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AMc Endeh
AMc Lawoe



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 100 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Iloilo , at 79,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 36,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 32



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
32 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 32810 feet

enemy is obviously looking for my fighters that start in the Philipines... no way I'm going to fight those strato sweeps with my low skilled fighters...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Benkoelen at 44,92

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 8



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Larut
xAKL Kuala, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 100 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Merak at 48,97

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AMc Endeh
AMc Salak



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 100 kg SAP Bomb



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Amphibious Assault at Kudat (69,86)

TF 256 troops unloading over beach at Kudat, 69,86





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Ground combat at 50,77 (near Temuloh)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 690 troops, 0 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 57

Defending force 1470 troops, 13 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Japanese adjusted assault: 25

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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


Allied ground losses:
529 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 30 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
3rd ISF Base Force


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20935 troops, 318 guns, 217 vehicles, Assault Value = 507

Defending force 6805 troops, 130 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 172

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 354

Allied adjusted defense: 189

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
589 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 52 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled


Allied ground losses:
394 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
1st Middlesex Battalion
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress

Hong Kong about to fall, in the end the enemy will have sufferd 20 soldiers KIA...

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Ground combat at Alor Star (49,73)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1155 troops, 2 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 30

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 30 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Alor Star !!!

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



Assaulting units:
5th Recon Regiment


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Ground combat at Praboemoelih (48,92)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1640 troops, 4 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 95

Defending force 2710 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 52

Japanese adjusted assault: 59

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Praboemoelih !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
1022 casualties reported
Squads: 51 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 61 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
22nd Recon Regiment
6th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
Zuid KNIL Battalion
So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
Teloekbetoeng Base Force
Palembang Base Force


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Ground combat at Lubang (78,78)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1623 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 65

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 16 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lubang !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
16th Naval Guard Unit
6th JNAF Coy


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Ground combat at Dadjangas (78,93)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1524 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Defending force 351 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Japanese adjusted assault: 26

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 26 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Dadjangas !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
197 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
91st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
2nd/101st PA Battalion

on Malaysia we will retreat to Singapore and in the Philipines we are going to fight for Clark field... no fighting retreat, no engagements outside these bases... bluebook is too experienced to give me a chance to hit him on the ground the way his advance looks so far so we'll concentrate on defence...

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Ground combat at Kendari (70,106)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 540 troops, 9 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

Defending force 11487 troops, 87 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 206


Assaulting units:
Kendari Garrison Battalion
Kendari Base Force

Defending units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit
Kimura Det
Kure 1st SNLF /1
3rd Base Force
5th JNAF Coy
2nd JNAF Coy
1st JNAF Coy
3rd JNAF AF Unit
1st Naval Const Bn /1

no hope... lots of aviation support means the area South of Kendari will turn into a nogo zone for my ships...


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Ground combat at Lingayen (79,75)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 85 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 6

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lingayen !!!

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



Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /4


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Ground combat at Cabanatuan (80,76)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 204 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Defending force 547 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 0)

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



Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /2

Defending units:
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion






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