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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 7/24/2013 12:57:32 AM   
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Production

I have run out of Nakajima Ha-45 engines, which are used to power the Ki-84a Frank, N1K1 George and P1Y1 Frances. A boost to the factory at Yokohama has been initiated but I have also temporarily turned off production of the latter two aircraft, which are just "nice to haves" rather than being mission-critical like the Frank.

Supply at Tokyo has dipped below 200,000 for the first time.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 7/24/2013 6:33:42 PM   
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If they are going for tallest building on Earth it could be an effort to steal the title from the current record holder in Taiwan, which is a record Beijing is probably not thrilled to see on the books.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 7/25/2013 2:51:39 PM   
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If they are going for tallest building on Earth it could be an effort to steal the title from the current record holder in Taiwan, which is a record Beijing is probably not thrilled to see on the books.


The tallest now is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_and_structures_in_the_world

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 7/25/2013 2:53:33 PM   
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quote:

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Production

I have run out of Nakajima Ha-45 engines, which are used to power the Ki-84a Frank, N1K1 George and P1Y1 Frances. A boost to the factory at Yokohama has been initiated but I have also temporarily turned off production of the latter two aircraft, which are just "nice to haves" rather than being mission-critical like the Frank.

Supply at Tokyo has dipped below 200,000 for the first time.


building past level 6 is very costly to supply. There was a table floating around recently that made me think it not wise to do this unless absolutely sure the base would be a defensive lynchpin and that those extra levels might help.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 7/26/2013 12:59:39 AM   
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Yes. I am reducing the fort building activity somewhat. You also have to take into account whether an additional level can be reached before the Allied hordes arrive. If it can't then you have wasted loads of supply for nothing.

The game is quiet now. He is consolidating again. I did win another Mustangs vs. Oscars battle though. Lovely :-)

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 7/27/2013 2:17:48 PM   
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Babeldoab reaches size 9 forts.

Oscars of the 1st Air Army destroy 10 P-51As and 6 P-47D2s over eastern Thailand, at a cost of 33 of their own. Near enough 2 to 1 :-)

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 7/30/2013 12:41:09 AM   
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He has moved the US CV fleet adjacent to Manado. I didn't see them coming and lost some AOs and Es as a result which were heading to Tarakan from the Carolines. In addition he has landed an Aussie division at Ternate.

The carriers are a mere 6 hexes from Dadjangas. He has not flown recon over Mindanao or anywhere else in the vicinity. Therefore I have moved my IJA kamikaze units to the size 4 airfield at the base to see what they can do. This is 2 x 12 Ki-43-IIIa Oscar units and 1 x 12 Ki-30 Ann unit which will hopefully be escorted by some 30 x Ki-45 KAIa Nicks and 60 x Ki-43-IIIb Oscars. Everything will fly at 15,000ft. Cruising speeds are 273 for both Oscar variants, 232 for the Nicks and 236 for the Anns so co-ordination has a chance to be reasonable.

I do not have high expectations for success given the number of planes he will likely have on CAP, but it will serve as both a test and statement of intent.

The two IJN kamikaze units are at Babeldoab awaiting an opportunity.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 7/30/2013 4:19:47 PM   
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Your opponent is mirroring our access of advance......12 months later.

Mindanao looks like quite a bastion. Watch out for Jolo. It's a useful base.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 7/30/2013 6:55:47 PM   
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Well the kami attack went better than I thought it would. The Anns went astray but 12 Oscars got through and one managed to ram CVL Monterey. Of the escorting fighters 14 Oscars and 6 Nicks were lost.

Ternate also fell, with virtually no casualties inflicted to either side. This is possibly because the morale of the naval guard unit there was in the toilet.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Manado at 76,99

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 114 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 23
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 61
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 11
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 22

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 196

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 13 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 2 destroyed by flak
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 8 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Bunker Hill
CV Hornet
CVL Monterey, Kamikaze hits 1
CV Enterprise
CVL Belleau Wood
CV Yorktown

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 7/31/2013 1:22:12 AM   
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I have converted some more navy air groups to kamikaze. A6M2 Zeros and B6N1 Jills, which are plentiful. These are some of the many units which have to withdraw by 10 July 1944, and which were training up at various locations. Perhaps using noobs on suicide missions will be more productive than waiting for them to train up. At the very least it will drain the huge pilot replacements pools a bit. These along with Naval Shipyards are my only real industrial worries.

None of my core non-withdrawing air groups will be frittered away in this manner. These are to be used in the Decisive Battle (TM) and only then.

My opponent's reaction to the advent of the kamikaze war will be interesting.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/1/2013 1:43:22 AM   
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My opponent has stated that the kamikazes will make him "more careful", and indeed all Allied shipping has left the Manado - Ternate area. Not a bad result for the sacrifice of a mere 24 Oscars with noob pilots ... :-)

On the downside, he has now taken Hue in Indochina and will likely take Vinh next turn.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/1/2013 2:00:22 AM   
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Supply

Tokyo is down to 175k. I realised that I have really messed up with the Nakajima Ha-45 and have drastically increased future production of this engine. This is on top of providing sufficient to build all the forts outside the Home Islands.

Hopefully only a temporary problem.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/1/2013 10:27:19 PM   
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A quiet turn. The remnants of the Thai army were finally disposed of near Bangkok and Corsairs swept Soerabaja where the house Jacks shot down 4 at cost of 7 of their own.

The piccie shows 51 x Ki-36 Idas training up as kamikazes in Mindanao. Fearsome ...




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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/1/2013 10:43:24 PM   
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I think Nemo was using Kami`s in the thousands in one of his late war AAR`s ( maybe a Downfall PBEM ) ??

Not saying that`s A Good Thing, but sometimes The End Game arrives when it seems far away....

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I have converted some more navy air groups to kamikaze. A6M2 Zeros and B6N1 Jills, which are plentiful. These are some of the many units which have to withdraw by 10 July 1944, and which were training up at various locations. Perhaps using noobs on suicide missions will be more productive than waiting for them to train up. At the very least it will drain the huge pilot replacements pools a bit. These along with Naval Shipyards are my only real industrial worries.

None of my core non-withdrawing air groups will be frittered away in this manner. These are to be used in the Decisive Battle (TM) and only then.

My opponent's reaction to the advent of the kamikaze war will be interesting.



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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/1/2013 11:26:36 PM   
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I can't just convert my whole air force, even if I wanted to. You get to do one group per day at most, and lots of groups have the button greyed out for unknown reasons.

Still, I think on the whole that achieving early Kamikaze activation ought to be considered a force multiplier. Perhaps the "Chumphon Gambit" should be added to the game canon?

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/1/2013 11:29:36 PM   
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BTW ...

Something I have always wondered is what is an "I.F. Chutai"? Google was not my friend when I looked.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/1/2013 11:32:57 PM   
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More sitrep piccies.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/1/2013 11:36:37 PM   
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Singapore and Hanoi will be addressed soon.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/1/2013 11:39:11 PM   
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Stratmap.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/2/2013 12:31:51 PM   
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Are you still getting some oil/fuel through the DEI and to the HI?

Are those Idas going to be used for kamis or are they just the trainers?

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/2/2013 5:12:31 PM   
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Yes hydrocarbons are still moving. I have abandoned the use of Balikpapan though as he is too close.

The Idas will indeed be attempting to ram ships. I have a big stash of Sonias which are used for training.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/3/2013 2:58:30 PM   
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Only 17 months to Soviet activation. Eek!

Around 250 Sonias are plotted to bomb Changteh next turn. This is a part of the core IJA level bomber force (non-withdrawing size 27 units). They can fool around with Sonias in China until I have enough Peggies or Patsies to go around, which will be a while.

I was really expecting him to do things in China after Rangoon fell, but there has been absolutely nothing.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/3/2013 6:09:31 PM   
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Quite a few engagements today. For once here is the full combat report.

RO-33 survived and is heading to Batavia for emergency repairs.

It looks like he is going to land at Denpasar next.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 01, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 75,99, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yugiri
DD Amagiri, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Oboro
DD Akebono, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Mutsuki, Shell hits 2
DD Kisaragi

Allied Ships
DD Kidd, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD LaVallette
DD Murray
DD Nicholas, Shell hits 1
DD O'Bannon
DD Philip
DD John Rodgers, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Sigsbee

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 50% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
DD Sigsbee engages DD Mutsuki at 12,000 yards
DD John Rodgers engages DD Mutsuki at 12,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD John Rodgers at 12,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD O'Bannon at 12,000 yards
DD O'Bannon engages DD Amagiri at 12,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Kidd at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Sigsbee engages DD Amagiri at 6,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD John Rodgers at 6,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD O'Bannon at 6,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD O'Bannon at 6,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD Nicholas at 6,000 yards
DD LaVallette engages DD Yugiri at 6,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Kidd at 6,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages DD Kidd at 6,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD LaVallette at 6,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Sigsbee at 6,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages DD O'Bannon at 6,000 yards
DD Nicholas engages DD Mutsuki at 6,000 yards
DD Murray engages DD Akebono at 6,000 yards
DD Amagiri sunk by DD LaVallette at 6,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Yugiri at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD John Rodgers engages DD Akebono at 7,000 yards
DD Philip engages DD Akebono at 7,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD O'Bannon at 7,000 yards
DD Yugiri engages DD Nicholas at 7,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Yugiri at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Sigsbee at 11,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD Nicholas at 11,000 yards
DD Yugiri engages DD Philip at 11,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Sigsbee at 11,000 yards
DD LaVallette engages DD Yugiri at 11,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Murray at 11,000 yards
DD LaVallette engages DD Akebono at 11,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Kidd at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
DD Sigsbee engages DD Akebono at 13,000 yards
DD John Rodgers engages DD Mutsuki at 13,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Philip at 13,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD O'Bannon at 13,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD Nicholas at 13,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD Murray at 13,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD LaVallette at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Sub attack near Watampone at 66,105

Japanese Ships
SS RO-33, hits 5

Allied Ships
DD Piet Hein
DE Arrow
DD Kortenaer

SS RO-33 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Piet Hein
RO-33 bottoming out ....
DD Piet Hein fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kortenaer attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Watampone at 66,105

Japanese Ships
SS RO-39, hits 10

Allied Ships
DD Fanning
CA Quincy
CL Trenton
CL Perth
AP Gen. J.R.Brooke
xAP Rangitata
xAP Margaret Fuller
xAP Adoniram Judson
xAP Cape Alava
xAP Santa Maria
xAK William S. Clark
xAK William L. Garrison
xAK R. C. Brennan
DD Schley
DD Chew
DD Selfridge

SS RO-39 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Fanning
RO-39 bottoming out ....
DD Schley fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Chew fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Selfridge attacking submerged sub ....
DD Selfridge fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Selfridge fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ternate at 78,102

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 36
G3M2 Nell x 6

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 10
F4U-1 Corsair x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 10 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 6 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAP Leslie M. Shaw

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
17 x A6M3a Zero sweeping at 7000 feet *

CAP engaged:
VMF-113 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
318th FG/333rd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Manado at 75,99

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 21
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 16

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 4 destroyed, 7 damaged
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Case
DD Cushing
DD Reid
DD Shaw
DD Smith

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick sweeping at 1000 feet

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1 Corsair (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on Guides Cavalry Regiment, at 66,66 , near Tourane

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 158

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x Ki-43-IIIa Oscar bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
42 x Ki-43-IIIa Oscar bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-43-IIIa Oscar bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
29 x Ki-43-IIIa Oscar bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
36 x Ki-43-IIIa Oscar bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Guides Cavalry Regiment, at 66,66 , near Tourane

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 60

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
36 x Ki-43-IIIa Oscar bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-43-IIIa Oscar bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Davao at 79,91

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 6
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 11
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 19

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 13
SBD-3 Dauntless x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 11 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
DD Ayanami
DD Asagiri
DD Usugumo

CAP engaged:
30th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
34th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (5 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
63rd Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000
Raid is overhead
6 planes vectored on to bombers
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
94th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (5 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
248th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
264th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ternate at 78,102

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 9
G3M2 Nell x 3

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 8
F4U-1 Corsair x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 5 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VMF-113 with F4U-1 Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Raid is overhead
318th FG/333rd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Manado at 75,99

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 11
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 6

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Trathen

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 plane(s) with no ordnance

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1 Corsair (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead

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ASW attack near Watampone at 66,105

Japanese Ships
SS RO-33, hits 4, on fire

Allied Ships
xAK Richard Moczkowski
xAK Nathaniel Crosby
DD McKee
DD Hoel

SS RO-33 is sighted by escort
RO-33 bottoming out ....
DD McKee fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hoel fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hoel attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hoel cannot establish contact with SS RO-33
DD Hoel fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hoel fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Submarine attack near Watampone at 66,105

Japanese Ships
SS RO-33, hits 9, heavy damage

Allied Ships
xAP Frances E. Willard, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Simoon
xAP Trade Wind, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1

xAP Simoon is sighted by SS RO-33
SS RO-33 cannot submerge, must engage on the surface
xAP Frances E. Willard firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Simoon firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Trade Wind firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Frances E. Willard firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Simoon firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Trade Wind firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Frances E. Willard firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Simoon firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Trade Wind firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Frances E. Willard firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Simoon firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Trade Wind firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Frances E. Willard firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Simoon firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Trade Wind firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Frances E. Willard firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Simoon firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Trade Wind firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Frances E. Willard firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Simoon firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Trade Wind firing on surfaced sub ....
Contact with submarine is lost

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/4/2013 12:46:36 AM   
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02 Feb 1944

Singora falls. The tank unit I had there as a road block is decimated. I think we may have dented a couple of British tanks in response.

A large number of P-47s performed a Sweep over Saigon and disposed of lots of Tojos and Tonies.

The build up of Kiungshan is coming on well.

If unopposed a Swarm of Sonias is a very efficient airfield destruction instrument.

He has indeed landed at Denpasar. Some Nells tried to argue with this but despite getting past the CAP couldn't hit jack.

The game is definitely getting interesting now. This is the first time we have ever done 3 turns in a day :-)

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/4/2013 12:53:56 AM   
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Sonias

No planes lost ...

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Morning Air attack on Changteh , at 81,50

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 186

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 25
Airbase supply hits 19
Runway hits 106

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/4/2013 12:57:48 AM   
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Malaya

This spearhead is not enough to take Singapore but the rest of Malaya is now up for grabs.

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Ground combat at Singora (51,72)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5844 troops, 54 guns, 282 vehicles, Assault Value = 357

Defending force 750 troops, 21 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Allied adjusted assault: 146

Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 29 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Singora !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 26 (22 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 106 (99 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Allied ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 8 (3 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
254th Armoured Brigade
111th Chindit Brigade

Defending units:
14th Tank Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/4/2013 8:45:21 AM   
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The Sonias definitely can get a lot of hits. The issue is that the bombs are so tiny that the damage is much lower than with other ordnance. So you're probably doing fairly well with that many, but if you had 1/4 as many 2E you'd do about the same and also be able to engage 3 other targets with the rest of the bombers.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/4/2013 1:13:13 PM   
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Yes but I don't have any 2E bombers to speak of :-) Plus they don't have the attractive spats.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/4/2013 1:27:56 PM   
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What are spats ??

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 8/4/2013 2:00:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: seille

What are spats ??


I do love a bit of 30's styling, but ...




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