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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/21/2014 6:07:16 PM   
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The attack came today. His guys must really be in poor shape, this was a great result.

No kami attack in the Philippines as his ships disappeared.

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Ground combat at 78,60 (near Hong Kong)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 141808 troops, 2791 guns, 3420 vehicles, Assault Value = 4992

Defending force 42853 troops, 369 guns, 977 vehicles, Assault Value = 1947

Allied adjusted assault: 1507

Japanese adjusted defense: 1576

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
3440 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 272 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 52 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 30 disabled
Guns lost 61 (3 destroyed, 58 disabled)
Vehicles lost 208 (64 destroyed, 144 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
11667 casualties reported
Squads: 562 destroyed, 454 disabled
Non Combat: 48 destroyed, 89 disabled
Engineers: 81 destroyed, 56 disabled
Guns lost 284 (74 destroyed, 210 disabled)
Vehicles lost 165 (67 destroyed, 98 disabled)

Assaulting units:
60th Chinese Corps
82nd (West African) Division
18th British Division
254th Armoured Brigade
14th Chindit Brigade
73rd Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
72nd British Brigade
255th Indian Tank Brigade
20th Indian Division
19th Indian Division
43rd Cavalry Regiment
50th Chinese Corps
2nd British Division
Gardner's Horse Regiment
23rd Chindit Brigade
81st (West African) Division
53rd Chinese Corps
7th Australian Division
11th Indian Division
38th Infantry Division
25th Indian Division
Provisionl Tank Brigade
28th (East African) Brigade
5th Indian Division
8th Medium Regiment
XXXIII Indian Corps
3rd West African AA Regiment
Southeast Asia
20th Artillery Regiment
IV Indian Corps
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
17th Indian Light AA Regiment
77th Heavy AA Regiment
31st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
163rd Light AA Regiment
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Field Regiment
14th Army
88th Medium Regiment
6th Medium Regiment
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment
1st Indian Light AA Regiment
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
56th Heavy AA Regiment
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
32nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
22nd Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
51st Division
27th Tank Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Division
25th Tank Regiment
49th Division
15th Tank Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
53rd Ind.Mixed Brigade




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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/21/2014 9:02:27 PM   
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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/21/2014 9:11:47 PM   
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More luck than judgement. I also neglected to mention that I lost 90 planes on the day (Oscars and Peggies) as he LRCAPed the hex with lots of P-47s and P-38s.

Still, I ain't complaining.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/21/2014 9:43:36 PM   
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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/21/2014 9:45:39 PM   
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We'll be back in Singapore by Christmas.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/21/2014 9:58:07 PM   
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He's running away!

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/22/2014 12:26:54 PM   
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No action today to speak of. The arrow on his stack is still pointing towards Canton.

Shanghai has reached size 9 forts. There is very little base-building going on now anywhere. Supply at Tokyo can perhaps now start to recover from the somewhat depressed level of c.200k. I had to ship a lot out to HK and Formosa to support the recent action.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/22/2014 2:05:16 PM   
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Just noticed, he has arrived in Changsha. Not directly over the river obviously.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/22/2014 2:31:51 PM   
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Wow!

Didn´t expect that result. Wonder whats up with his troops? Adjusted AV from 5k to 1,5k in a clear hex and 560 destroyed squads... Not seen that before!

Congrats on the victory!

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/22/2014 2:49:59 PM   
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I suspect some of his KMT units must still have a lot of disabled squads. I would say it was low supply, DIS and FAT, but the combat report didn't show any such minuses. Very surprising, in a good way.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/22/2014 2:51:29 PM   
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That was a nice turn of events!

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/22/2014 3:49:43 PM   
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I would like to think that it might be something to do with the Oscar Swarm.

Look at the bombing accuracy of this unit, which is typical. In comparison my best level bomber has an accuracy of 46%. Add in the effect of strafing and it may be that the disruption and fatigue inflicted is material.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/23/2014 2:12:11 PM   
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He did in fact arrive over the river at Changsha today.

A textbook result for the Empire

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 16281 troops, 181 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5273

Defending force 40295 troops, 359 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 1385

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 8623

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 7)

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

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

Allied ground losses:
8170 casualties reported
Squads: 520 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 151 disabled
Engineers: 64 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 98 (16 destroyed, 82 disabled)

Assaulting units:
21st Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
14th Army Engineer Battalion
18th Chinese Corps
11th PAVO Regiment
1st New Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
44th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
209th Combat Engineer Battalion
49th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
28th Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
93rd Chinese Division
19th Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
9th Group Army
23rd Group Army
35th Group Army
1st Artillery Regiment
7th War Area
16th Group Army
26th Group Army
9th War Area
12th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
27th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
34th Division
13th Division
40th Division
2nd Army
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/23/2014 2:49:36 PM   
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I see you gave him an appropriate welcome too. How nice of you.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/23/2014 3:22:13 PM   
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There is still quite a lot of movement going on in China. It would be marvellous if I could somehow rescue my stranded army next to Kweilin.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/23/2014 4:34:47 PM   
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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/23/2014 11:11:47 PM   
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He attacks my stranded army near Kweilin without success, and the Empire has reclaimed Wuchow by para assault.

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Ground combat at 76,55 (near Kweilin)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32098 troops, 145 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 1127

Defending force 18812 troops, 222 guns, 55 vehicles, Assault Value = 453

Allied adjusted assault: 632

Japanese adjusted defense: 2014

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
721 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 54 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 18 (2 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1904 casualties reported
Squads: 126 destroyed, 57 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Assaulting units:
200th Chinese Division
62nd Chinese Corps
64th Chinese Corps
44th Indian Brigade
96th Chinese Division

Defending units:
17th Division
71st Division
8th Division
23rd Army
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

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Ground combat at Wuchow (76,57)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 738 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 21

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 21 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wuchow !!!

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

Assaulting units:
3rd Raiding Rgt /1




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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/24/2014 7:41:40 AM   
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Wow, thats another good result! Your are doing real well in China right now. I bet your opponent will be a lot more cautious after these turns. That alone can buy you a lot of time. Its interesting to see how poorly the Chinese are doing on the offensive even in late 44. All those destroyed squads will be a nice source of LCU VPs for you!

Could we get a screen of the Changsha area please?

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/24/2014 10:24:38 PM   
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Another Chinese units wanders over the river into Changsha.

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 6679 troops, 74 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 7564

Defending force 40272 troops, 359 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 1383

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 12623

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 7)

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

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:
2769 casualties reported
Squads: 64 destroyed, 269 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 61 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 57 (37 destroyed, 20 disabled)

Assaulting units:
94th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
14th Army Engineer Battalion
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
209th Combat Engineer Battalion
21st Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Division
78th Chinese Corps
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
87th Chinese Corps
11th PAVO Regiment
93rd Chinese Division
35th Group Army
12th Group Army
25th Group Army
16th Group Army
9th Group Army
20th Group Army
26th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
1st Artillery Regiment
9th War Area
23rd Group Army
27th Group Army
19th Group Army
7th War Area
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
34th Division
13th Division
40th Division
2nd Army
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment




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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/24/2014 10:27:50 PM   
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Although I am not tracking it properly I do believe that the points difference has stabilised recently i.e. he is not pulling away from me any more. Certainly the Army Points is an important factor in this.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/25/2014 11:34:03 PM   
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A first Deliberate Attack at Changsha. Little effect, despite numerical superiority.

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 222007 troops, 1053 guns, 178 vehicles, Assault Value = 7329

Defending force 40276 troops, 359 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 1383

Allied adjusted assault: 7327

Japanese adjusted defense: 12589

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 7)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2843 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 226 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 57 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 48 (5 destroyed, 43 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
10257 casualties reported
Squads: 109 destroyed, 1567 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 267 disabled
Engineers: 34 destroyed, 174 disabled
Guns lost 122 (7 destroyed, 115 disabled)
Vehicles lost 38 (2 destroyed, 36 disabled)

Assaulting units:
21st Chinese Corps
11th PAVO Regiment
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
94th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
14th Army Engineer Battalion
74th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
100th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
209th Combat Engineer Battalion
18th Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Division
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
49th Chinese Division
9th War Area
7th War Area
9th Group Army
23rd Group Army
26th Group Army
19th Group Army
1st Artillery Regiment
25th Group Army
16th Group Army
27th Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
12th Group Army
35th Group Army
20th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
13th Division
34th Division
40th Division
2nd Army
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment




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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/26/2014 4:49:49 AM   
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Why on earth did he shock attack into Changsha instead of just taking a 1 hex detour and don´t have to do the river crossing?

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/26/2014 10:56:02 AM   
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Yep, the Chinese don't do well with fortifications, do they?

Still, it's mostly disablements, and with supply generously added, they should be ready in a few weeks to try again. If he's not using the air force to soften you up though, it simply will not work well.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/26/2014 11:33:11 AM   
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He hasn't done a serious air attack for ages now. Not since I trounced him over Kiungshan.

The reduction of Luzon has to start soon though. I have about 500 fighters there across 4 bases.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/26/2014 3:06:03 PM   
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Was he sacrificing a corps to open another hex side? Alternatively, he may have given the move order from several hexes away and not noticed until too late that the unit was crossing the river.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/26/2014 11:03:42 PM   
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No land attacks today.

The blue arrow shows two Tank Divisions which are trying to get to Wuchow to help out the paras.




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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/27/2014 10:26:03 PM   
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Out of the blue Allied shipping has appeared in the Visayas, protected only by a light LRCAP. We attacked it out of our pristine airfields on Luzon. The Grace goes into action for the first time and is very effective.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Iloilo at 79,84

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 37
A6M5c Zero x 25
B6N2 Jill x 36

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 4
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 2 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Canberra
CA Australia, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
APD Bull
AK Chicot
LST-240, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
APD Loy

Allied ground losses:
216 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 51 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 32 (32 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
36 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
10 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
21 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
18 x A6M5c Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
51st FG/449th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Iloilo at 79,84

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 25
B7A2 Grace x 36

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 2
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
B7A2 Grace: 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LST-277, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
APD Reeves, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Aaron Ward, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
LST-241, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-273, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Shaula
CA Canberra
APD Bull
LST-271, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
199 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
25 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 78 minutes
51st FG/449th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-277
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-241
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-271

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Masbate at 80,83

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 82 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 destroyed
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 7 destroyed
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Franks, Kamikaze hits 1
CL Phoenix, Kamikaze hits 1
DD Clarence Bronson
DD Harrison
LST-217, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
LSV Ozark, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 20 (14 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-48-IIa Lily flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
11 x Ki-48-Ib Lily flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Iloilo at 79,84

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 93 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 48
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 24

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 13 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CA Canberra, Kamikaze hits 1
CA Australia, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
LST-269, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo sweeping at 15000 feet *
5 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo sweeping at 15000 feet *

CAP engaged:
51st FG/449th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iloilo at 79,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 93 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 46
A6M5c Zero x 20
B6N2 Jill x 34

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 4
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 1 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 6 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Canberra, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
LST-227

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
21 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
15 x A6M5c Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
18 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
51st FG/449th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iloilo at 79,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 22
B7A2 Grace x 33

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 2
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
B7A2 Grace: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Aaron Ward, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Australia, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Buchanan, Bomb hits 1
DD Monssen, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-269, on fire, heavy damage
LST-277, heavy fires, heavy damage
APD Reeves, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
288 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
21 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
13 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 93 minutes
51st FG/449th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 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 to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 66 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Monssen
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-277
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring APD Reeves




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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/28/2014 8:28:56 AM   
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The Grace! My favorite strike plane in the game!

Nice work.

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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/28/2014 9:43:04 PM   
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25 Aug 1944

You would have to say that today hurt.

He finally moved his air forward to Canton last turn, about 250 fighters. So this turn I tried to take the base out, and failed dismally.

The paras at Wuchow were also attacked by a Chinese Corps, and although they survived they probably won't last much longer.

The only compensation was another successful shipping attack by the Graces at Manila.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Masbate at 80,83

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 112 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 44
A6M5c Zero x 20
B7A2 Grace x 34

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 2
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
B7A2 Grace: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Clarence Bronson, Bomb hits 1, on fire
LST-203, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Phoenix, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires
DD Capps
LST-215, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
LST-17, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
6 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
14 x A6M5c Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
12 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 64 minutes
18th FG/12th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 34000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
318th FG/333rd FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Clarence Bronson
Massive explosion on LST-203
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Phoenix
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-215




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RE: The Hive - Cruft PBEM - 2/28/2014 11:02:17 PM   
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Below is what happened at Wuchow, and also the defeat of my "Wuchow relief force" of cardboard tanks which have now failed in their mission. They will seek safe harbour in the woods and other adjacent hexes.

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Ground combat at Wuchow (76,57)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 8278 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 362

Defending force 4765 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 124

Allied adjusted assault: 36

Japanese adjusted defense: 61

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
761 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 45 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 9 (5 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
482 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 64 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
99th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
1st Raiding Force
3rd Raiding Regiment
2nd Raiding Regiment
1st Raiding Regiment
4th Raiding Regiment
51st Construction Battalion
53rd Const Bn /1

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Ground combat at 77,58 (near Canton)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 28087 troops, 377 guns, 355 vehicles, Assault Value = 819

Defending force 9365 troops, 128 guns, 871 vehicles, Assault Value = 392

Allied adjusted assault: 754

Japanese adjusted defense: 88

Allied assault odds: 8 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
533 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 97 destroyed, 82 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 34 (10 destroyed, 24 disabled)
Vehicles lost 357 (197 destroyed, 160 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Allied ground losses:
187 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
19th Indian Division
38th Infantry Division
53rd Chinese Corps

Defending units:
2nd Tank Division
26th Tank Regiment




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