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DaBigBabes C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs Arnhem (A) (no Arnhem, please)

 
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DaBigBabes C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/7/2012 6:35:11 AM   
CT Grognard

 

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This will be a DaBigBabes “C” scenario, with the reduced cargo limits. Also, this will be PDU “off”, which is what explains the title of this AAR. Who says masochism can’t be fun! Even the lowly Nate has a role to play.

Arnhem and I have agreed to try and play this one as historical as possible – not in terms of it being a re-enactment – but rather attempting to bring about historically viable consequences utilising historically accurate forces and methods.

House rules we’ll keep discussing and evolving. One thing we’ve agreed to try will be a Monsoon Rule in Burma.

My strategy will be for a normal expansion to secure the Southern Resources Area. My advances will be bold yet calculated, with invasions in the majority of occasions taking place under air cover.

I really hate Allied four-engine bombers, and one of my tactics is to go after them whenever I can. I also have some strategies regarding interdicting Allied logistics that I might expand on later.

So, without any further ado:

OPENING MOVEMENTS:

One of my minelaying subs ironically hits a mine off Singapore and sinks shortly thereafter. A light freighter is heavily damaged by gunfire from one of my submarines and the poor bugger then runs into a heavy surface combat group and BB Haruna sinks it with three shells (profligate expenditure of main gun ammunition!). One of the worst results of the round for me, however, is when the Dutch sub SS KXI manages to put two torpedoes into a Yusen N carrying over a thousand troops – my transport attempts to return to Cam Ranh Bay but sinks shortly afterwards with no survivors.

PEARL HARBOR:

Quite a nice strike, in general. We lost 6 Kates and 4 Vals to flak. Half the Kates made torpedo runs. BB Nevada and BB Tennessee are definitely sunk, and it looks like BB Pennsylvania and BB Arizona are in trouble and might also sink. I’m quite happy with the hits on the smaller vessels – DD Schley, DD Jarvis, DM Breese and AM Grebe should sink, and CA New Orleans, CL Honolulu, CL Raleigh, CL St. Louis, DD Hull, DD Ralph Talbot and DD Worden will all need some time in the repair yard.

PHILIPPINES:

During a fighter sweep over Manila, Zeroes from Tainan Ku S-1 claim two P-26As.

We launch a massive 144-plane strike on Clark Field, the centre of US airpower in the region. Another 18 Sallies leak in later for another run. Of a total of 792 bombs dropped on the airbase, about a quarter are claimed to have hit their targets. The number of hits on the runway and airbase should mean that Clark Field will be unable to mount any strikes for the next few turns and it is unlikely they will be able to mount CAP operations from there. Also, it will take a long time to repair damaged aircraft there AND my opponent will be unable to construct fortifications while the airbase is being repaired. Despite the claims, I believe the total losses at Clark Field probably look as follows:

P-40B: 2 destroyed, 20 damaged
B-17D: 12 damaged
O-47A: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged
P-35A: 16 damaged

Total hits on Clark Field for the day: 47 Airbase hits, 6 Airbase supply hits, 134 Runway hits

It looks likely that all of his B-17s at Clark Field will be damaged.

Yokosuka 1st SNLF has taken Vigan and Yokosuka 3rd SNLF Aparri by parachute assault. Kanno Det will land at Vigan. Aparri will be invaded in a bit more strength: Tanaka Detachment, two JAAF AF Bns, 14th Army HQ, two engineer regiments, four artillery regiments and three construction units. Aparri’s airfield will be built up to Level 4 as soon as possible.

Mauban will be invaded by 20th Infantry Rgt, 16th Recon Rgt and 16th Engr Rgt (210 AV) by 12 December.

Legaspi will be invaded by the Kimura Detachment (84 AV) and will advance north along the railway track.

Lingayen will be invaded in a week’s time after bombardment by a six-BB bombardment group by the following forces:

1st Formosa Inf Rgt, 47th Infantry Rgt, 9th Infantry Rgt, 4th and 7th Tank Rgts, 1st, 20th, 26th and 48th Recon Rgts, 1st Medium FA and 48th FA Rgt, and 48th Engr Rgt – about 650 AV. They will later be reinforced by 65th Bde (another 250 AV).

MINDANAO

Cagayan:
Twelve Kates drop bombs on the airbase from 6000 feet and claim a 100% hit rate (yeah right). Same rationale here, I want to destroy his offensive heavy bomber capability. The Kate strike likely damaged only 3 or 4 B-17s in reality. But the pain comes later when a strong Japanese cruiser bombardment force shells Cagayan with a very high detection level given strong recon: Allied ground forces report 1076 casualties (mostly Non-Combat, so it appears to be the base forces and Mindanao Force Corps HQ, with a total of 38 destroyed and 63 disabled), there are additional airbase and runway hits, and likely another 6 B-17s damaged. The Allies probably only have six or so undamaged B-17s there and runway damage and airbase damage should prevent offensive strikes and repair.

A landing force that has 40 floatplanes as CAP will land at Cagayan tomorrow with Kure 1st SNLF, II/81st Nav Guard, two JNAF companies and a naval construction battalion (total 89 AV). Cagayan will be a major IJNAF base – we will move 21st Air Flotilla here later along with a JNAF AF Unit – ultimately with 76 aviation support and 28 engineers total (to repair the airbase quickly).

Davao will be an IJA operation initially – Miura Detachment along with 146th Inf Rgt (160 AV) will assault it, from where they will advance on Malaybalay. Davao’s port will be built up – I will later send 3rd Base Force and 3rd Port Unit (45 naval support). Kure 1nd SNLF will assault Dumanquilas and Kure 2nd SNLF Oroquieta, thereby blocking off any flow of supplies from Zamboanga.

MALAYA

Kota Bharu:
We launch a massive ground bombing campaign on enemy dispositions at Kota Bharu. With a high detection level thanks to extensive recon, 156 Japanese level bombers cause 556 casualties. The pre-invasion bombardment later results in a further fifteen squads disabled. Total British ground losses at Kota Bharu for the day total as follows:

Squads: 2 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non-Combat: 1 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 2 disabled

By morning we will have 13,000 troops ashore at Kota Bharu and will shock attack. Allied level bomber counter-attacks against shipping off Kota Bharu sees seven Hudsons and five Blenheims claimed shot down for the loss of three Oscars. A raid on Patani sees two Blenheim IVs shot down by Nates there. So far my Nate jocks have shot down six planes. Banzai!

Just under 9,000 troops are ashore at Patani, with another 20,000 waiting to disembark. 3,000 troops are ashore at Singora.

The Imperial Guards Division and 14th Tank Rgt will strategic move from Battambang to Singora. Once there, they will advance along with the 1st Tank Rgt and 5th Engr Rgt on Alor Star (540 AV total). They will later be joined by three independent engineer regiments and three artillery regiments (an additional 27 AV), who should land at Singora on 12 December.

A major advance will take place from Patani using the good road leading towards Taiping. 25th Army HQ will lead 11th Infantry Rgt, 21st Infantry Rgt, 41st Infantry Rgt, 42nd Infantry Rgt, 5th FA Rgt and 5th Recon Rgt (550 AV total). Hopefully they will move with sufficient speed in order to capture Taiping in time to cut off the two Indian brigades at Alor Star.

From Kota Bharu, 55th Infantry Rgt and 56th Infantry Rgt (250 AV) will advance via the railroad track towards Temuloh. Once Kota Bharu has been secured, four JAAF AF Bns will be railed in and the 3rd Air Division will be shipped there. Also on its way is another JAAF AF Bn, three construction companies, 22nd Recon Rgt (37 AV) and 18th Mtn Gun Rgt. Kota Bharu will be a major IJAAF base in Malaya and will be built up to Level 6 and will eventually have 96 aviation support.

Much later (around Christmas Day) with decent air cover there will be an invasion of Mersing with 113th Infantry Rgt, 148th Infantry Rgt, 6th Tank Rgt , 56th Recon Rgt , 56th Engineer Rgt and 56th FA Rgt (56th Div(-), 375 AV). This will be followed up by a reinforcement 4th Infantry Rgt, 2nd Engr Rgt, 2nd FA Rgt and 2nd Recon Rgt (210 AV). Another follow-up will be 16th Infantry Rgt and 24th Infantry Rgt (250 AV) fully prepped for Singapore.

Hong Kong:
63 level bombers attack Hong Kong’s airfield, destroying a Vildebeest III and a Walrus II, and probably damaging two more Walrus’s. Repairs to the airfield damage should prevent fortifications progressing at Hong Kong.

Singkawang:
91st Naval Guard covered by a heavy surface combat force is already ashore with 58 AV and will attack tomorrow. A follow-up wave with 11th Special Base Force and 18th JNAF AF Unit will land here in three days’ time. Later, 22nd Air Flotilla will be sent here, and Singkawang will be improved to a Level 4 naval air base (with 72 aviation support) and be used to suppress Singapore.

I’ve laid a minefield at Singkawang and the surface combat group has retired to loiter two hexes away, covered by Zero LRCAP with orders to react to any Allied surface encroachment. They are sufficiently far away enough that stringbags from Singapore will not be able to carry torpedoes against them.

Late in the afternoon torpedo-armed Betties decide to launch an unescorted raid on Force Z which is loitering just outside Singapore. The Betties are absolutely slaughtered by the Buffalo CAP (I lose 17) but there is a silver lining – two torpedoes hit BC Repulse, one of them causing *Critical Damage* and heavy engine damage. The traumatised Betty pilots claim BC Repulse as sunk, but I know the poor buggers are over-ambitious, but at least Repulse will no longer be much of a factor in my immediate short-term planning.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 07, 41
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TF 46 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Ships
SS I-122, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage





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Submarine attack near Kuantan at 53,78

Japanese Ships
SS I-156

Allied Ships
xAKL Dai Tung, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage



xAKL Dai Tung is sighted by SS I-156
SS I-156 attacking on the surface
SS I-156 low on gun ammo, Fujiwara I. breaks off surface engagement and submerges


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kuantan at 53,78, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
CA Takao
CA Atago
CL Jintsu
DD Asashio
DD Oshio
DD Michishio
DD Arashio
DD Akatsuki
DD Hibiki

Allied Ships
xAKL Dai Tung, Shell hits 3, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 21,000 yards
xAKL Dai Tung sunk by BB Haruna at 21,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Sub attack near Kota Bharu at 53,74

Japanese Ships
xAK Kogyo Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Isonami
DMS W-2
xAK Teiyo Maru
xAK Nankai Maru
DD Ayanami
DD Shikinami
PB Tatsumiya Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXI

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



SS KXI launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Kogyo Maru
DD Ayanami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shikinami fails to find sub and abandons 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...
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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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 36
B5N2 Kate x 144
D3A1 Val x 135



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 15 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 10 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 8, Torpedo hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
CL Phoenix, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 9, on fire
CL Honolulu, Bomb hits 3, on fire
AV Wright, Bomb hits 1
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage
BB California, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DM Breese, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 7, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CL Raleigh, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AM Grebe, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Schley, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CA New Orleans, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Jarvis, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SS Narwhal, Bomb hits 1
DD Hull, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Ralph Talbot, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL St. Louis, Torpedo hits 1
DD Worden, Bomb hits 1, on fire


Allied ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Repair Shipyard hits 4
Port hits 18
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
15 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
13 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
15 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
25 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Iba , at 78,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
27 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/HqS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
G3M2 Nell x 36
G4M1 Betty x 81
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
O-47A: 17 damaged
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground
P-35A: 33 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 57 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 41 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 46
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 133

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 12



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 15 damaged



Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 101
Ki-27b Nate x 42
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 24
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 32
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 55



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
556 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
30 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 Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 2 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 2 damaged
P-35A: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on 8th Chinese Corps, at 82,49 , near Ichang

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 17
Ki-30 Ann x 12



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 27
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12
Ki-51 Sonia x 24



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Walrus II: 5 damaged
Walrus II: 1 destroyed on ground
Vildebeest III: 1 damaged
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 27
Airbase supply hits 10
Runway hits 98

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 21st Chinese Corps, at 85,55 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-51 Sonia x 12



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 19



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
BC Repulse, Torpedo hits 2



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 50 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 13



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 9 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales



CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
Ki-27b Nate x 27
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 5
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 11



Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 3 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
1st Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (27 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
27 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
Ki-27b Nate x 26
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 9



Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 8
Hudson I x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 4 destroyed
Hudson I: 2 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
1st Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
26 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 270 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Patani at 51,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 40



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (34 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
34 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
64th Sentai Det with Ki-27b Nate (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singora at 51,72

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 34



Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 4


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
77th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-27b Nate (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-27b Nate (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes



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Naval bombardment of Cagayan at 79,89

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 29 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi
CA Haguro
CA Myoko
CL Nagara
DD Suzukaze
DD Umikaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yukikaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Magallanes, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAKL Luzon, Shell hits 5, on fire
xAKL Princess of Cebu, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAKL Princessa, Shell hits 1


Allied ground losses:
1076 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 36 destroyed, 62 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Manpower hits 4
Fires 684
Airbase hits 38
Airbase supply hits 9
Runway hits 59
Port hits 23
Port supply hits 10

CA Nachi firing at Cagayan
CA Haguro firing at Cagayan
CA Myoko firing at Cagayan
CL Nagara firing at Cagayan
DD Suzukaze firing at Cagayan
DD Umikaze firing at Cagayan
DD Kawakaze firing at Cagayan
Massive explosion on xAKL Princess of Cebu
DD Yamakaze firing at Cagayan
DD Tokitsukaze firing at Cagayan
DD Yukikaze firing at Cagayan


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Pre-Invasion action off Kota Bharu (51,75)

35 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
DD Ayanami
DD Shikinami
DD Uranami
PB Tatsumiya Maru
SC Ch 9
SC Ch 7
AK Sasako Maru

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


Allied ground losses:
102 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


CL Sendai firing at 8th Indian Brigade
DD Ayanami firing at 8th Indian Brigade
DD Shikinami firing at FMSV Brigade
DD Uranami firing at FMSV Brigade
PB Tatsumiya Maru fired at enemy troops
SC Ch 9 fired at enemy troops
SC Ch 7 fired at enemy troops
DD Shikinami fired at enemy troops
DD Uranami 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 Kota Bharu (51,75)

TF 85 troops unloading over beach at Kota Bharu, 51,75

Japanese ground losses:
137 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 56th Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad lost in surf during unload of 12th Engr Rgt /1
12 troops of a IJA HMG Section lost overboard during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt
12 troops of a IJA HMG Section accidentally lost during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost in surf during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt /2
15 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 5th JAAF AF Coy
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad accidentally lost during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt


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Pre-Invasion action off Puerto Princesa (73,83)

Japanese Ships
DD Tachikaze
DD Yamagumo
TB Hatsukari
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kiso Maru
PB Aso Maru #3
APD Nadakaze


Allied ground losses:
63 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


DD Tachikaze firing at 2nd PI Base Force
DD Yamagumo firing at 2nd PI Base Force
TB Hatsukari fired at enemy troops
PB Nanpo Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kiso Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Aso Maru #3 fired at enemy troops
DD Yamagumo 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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Amphibious Assault at Puerto Princesa (73,83)

TF 90 troops unloading over beach at Puerto Princesa, 73,83

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Sasebo 1st SNLF
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of Sasebo 1st SNLF /1


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Amphibious Assault at Batan Island (85,70)

TF 96 troops unloading over beach at Batan Island, 85,70



15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 24th JAAF AF Bn


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Pre-Invasion action off Singkawang (56,88)

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Fuji Maru #4
PB Nako Maru #2
PB Kantori Maru
PB Eiko Maru
xAK Nojima Maru
AV Sagara Maru
TB Kasasagi



PB Fuji Maru #4 fired at enemy troops
PB Nako Maru #2 fired at enemy troops
PB Kantori Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Eiko 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 Singkawang (56,88)

TF 98 troops unloading over beach at Singkawang, 56,88

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of 91st Nav Gd
15 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 91st Nav Gd


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Ground combat at Pengpu (90,50)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6261 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 182

Defending force 1645 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Japanese adjusted assault: 90

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 18 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
795 casualties reported
Squads: 28 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
89th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Vigan (80,73)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 262 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 9

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Vigan !!!

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



Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1


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Ground combat at Aparri (82,73)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 184 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 12

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Aparri !!!

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



Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1


< Message edited by CT Grognard -- 3/20/2012 10:53:20 AM >
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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/7/2012 7:11:33 AM   
CT Grognard

 

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The setup to the first turn was brutal.

I assigned almost every single one of the over 900 Japanese cargo ships to either convoy duties, conversion, or moving them to where I want them.

On Turn 1 I had 360 task forces.

I will also be setting up a fast amphibious group - approximately 900 AV (two divisions and two tank regiments) able to be deployed at 17 knots.

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/7/2012 12:51:30 PM   
CT Grognard

 

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The most important short-term goals are acquiring sufficiently large ports close enough to the Dutch East Indies, where the vast majority of action will take place in the next few months.

As such, Hong Kong needs to be captured and its port cleared of mines as soon as possible. To expedite this process, in addition to the usual troops attacking Hong Kong, I have detached the 66th and 67th Infantry Battalions from Canton to assist in the attack. Along with 68th Infantry Bn they will later form the Hong Kong Defence Force, which will be the garrison.

Singapore has to be captured quickly and I will be following a very aggressive timetable in Malaya.

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/14/2012 8:09:46 AM   
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The sheer scope of DaBigBabes has meant that it has taken my opponent quite a while to finish his first/second turn. From here on in we should be doing daily turns.

OPENING MOVES:
 
Batan Island is occupied by an IJA air battalion. I will stage Nates there to provide LRCAP over invasion beaches in Northern Luzon. Interestingly, the Philippine Mosquito Fleet and US PT-boats attempt to sortie out of Manila - but three of them hit mines recently laid by one of my subs off Bataan. If this information is correct, the US PT-boat force in Luzon has just decreased by a third.

British minesweepers clean the minefields I've laid outside Singapore. It later becomes clear that Force Z (less BC Repulse, I assume she's in port at Singapore) is running south, presumably to Java. My naval search is also reporting a number of ships at Singapore, including an xAP - might my opponent be planning to evacuate Malaya?

My Vigan invasion amphibious group's surface combat escort tangles with two British DDs out of Hong Kong at night. CL Naka takes two 4" shells, but HMS Thanet is sunk by a torpedo and HMS Scout will probably be finished off in the next day or two; the damaged DD is sighted by a Nell the next day limping back to Hong Kong at 7 knots. A destroyer task force off Iba sinks a British freighter. My sub that lay a minefield off Bataan attacks an American yard oiler, setting it on fire. Many ships are reported by naval search in the vicinity of Iba, I have a number of surface combat groups (consisting of about four DDs each) ready to be vectored onto any Allied shipping sighted by my search aircraft.

Another four DD surface combat task force of mine runs into five  British freighters at dawn trying to escape from Hong Kong, and sinks all five. The same TF then runs into another three British freighters, and sink them too. They are then surprised by the third destroyer out of Hong Kong, HMS Thracian, but in low visibility due to rain no hits are scored and the Japanese task force disengages. DM Thracian appears to continue SW towards the Philippines.

It later also becomes apparent that the four MTBs from Hong Kong are making a run for the Philippines when they are unsuccessfully attacked by Nells out of Formosa.

More ominously - it also looks like his entire Philippine submarine force is heading north, in the direction of Formosa.

PHILIPPINES:

The fighter jocks from 3rd Ku S-1 launch a highly successful fighter sweep against Manila. 63 Betties with massive escort then bombs Manila harbour, in the hope of catching some US ships in port, but score no hits on any ships but claim a dozen bomb hits on the port facilities. No fighter opposition is up at Iba or Clark Field; 34 IJAAF bombers perform another run on Clark Field, scoring another 7 runway and 2 airbase hits.

My Zero pilots claim 20 P-40Es shot down for the day with no loss. All in all, I can't imagine that he has very much of a fighter force left in Luzon - a lot of P-40Bs at Clark Field are damaged.

My SNLF takes Puerto Princesa, destroying three Kingfishers on the ground there. I've disbanded an AV there and its six Petes will provide naval search.

My Cagayan invasion troops go ashore, and will attack tomorrow. Substantial units will land at Aparri tomorrow under air cover and with extensive ASW escort.

CL Boise is spotted by a Mavis out of Babeldaob near Talaud-eilanden heading SW. My thinking is that my opponent is trying to reform considerable ABDA naval forces in Java.

Two seemingly juicy targets are spotted just south of Mindanao, within range of Kates on CVL Ryujo - reported amongst the two convoys are a TK, xAKs and xAKLs. We'll try to engage them tomorrow.

MALAYA

After biting my nails waiting for my opponent's response, I'm a bit surprised that absolutely no airstrikes are launched from Malayan bases against any of my invasion forces. I was also concerned that Force Z would be deployed against my rather aggressive invasion of Singkawang. Ultimately, there was no response and it appears that my opponent is going to be withdrawing naval and air assets to the south, probably Java, to combine with Dutch forces there. HMS Repulse is likely sitting in port at Singapore.

Two of my submarines encounter Force Z (HMS Prince of Wales, CL Danae, DD Vampire, DD Vendetta)  near Toboali on its way south but score no hits, I'll keep dogging them with those two submarines in the hope of disabling the battleship.

My deliberate attack at Singkawang is successful. Interestingly the West Borneo KNIL Bn surrenders, with the Singkawang Base Force retreating! I'll have about 36 aviation support landing here by 10 December and will then have Zeroes based out of here.

There is another massive aerial bombardment of the Indian and Malayan troops at Kota Bharu, and a shock attack results in the 3rd ISF Base Force surrendering and the FMSV Bde and 8th Indian Bde retreating towards Temuloh along the railroad track. They can't have very much left in the way of combat efficiency and are probably heavily disrupted, though - over the course of the last two days the British troops at Kota Bharu have had 132 combat squads, 104 non-combat squads, 17 engineer squads and 18 guns destroyed (apparently).

The runway at Kota Bharu will be repaired as soon as possible and aviation support railed in from Thailand.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 08, 41
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Invasion Support action off Kota Bharu (51,75)

22 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
PB Tatsumiya Maru
AK Sasako Maru
DD Isonami
DD Uranami

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


Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


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Invasion Support action off Puerto Princesa (73,83)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kiso Maru
PB Aso Maru #3
APD Nadakaze


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


PB Nanpo Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kiso Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Aso Maru #3 fired at enemy troops


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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 Meiten Maru
xAK Nojima Maru
AV Sagara Maru



xAK Meiten Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Nojima Maru fired at enemy troops
AV Sagara Maru fired at enemy troops


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TF 532 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
PT Q-113, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
PT Q-111, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
PT-35, Mine hits 1, heavy damage





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Submarine attack near Lubang at 78,78

Japanese Ships
SS I-124

Allied Ships
xAKL Anakan



SS I-124 is sighted by xAKL Anakan
SS I-124 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Anakan


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TF 523 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
AMc Jarak
AMc Klias



4 mines cleared


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Hong Kong at 78,66, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka, Shell hits 2
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
DD Scout, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
DD Thanet, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Low visibility due to Rain with 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 85% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 3,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 3,000 yards
Davies, E.S. crosses the 'T'
CL Naka engages DD Thanet at 3,000 yards
CL Naka engages DD Scout at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Naka engages DD Thanet at 2,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Scout at 2,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Scout at 2,000 yards
DD Thanet sunk by DD Murasame at 2,000 yards
Davies, E.S. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL Naka engages DD Scout at 5,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Scout at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Scout at 6,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Scout at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Scout at 8,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Scout at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Naka engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
DD Scout engages DD Harusame at 11,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 76,71, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma

Allied Ships
xAKL Dai Lee, Shell hits 30, and is sunk



Improved night sighting under 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 85% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Dai Lee at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Dai Lee at 9,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Dai Lee at 9,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Dai Lee at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Dai Lee at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Dai Lee at 4,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Dai Lee at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Dai Lee at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Dai Lee at 4,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Dai Lee at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Dai Lee at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
xAKL Dai Lee sunk by DD Inazuma at 2,000 yards
xAKL Dai Lee sunk by DD Inazuma at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Submarine attack near Lubang at 78,78

Japanese Ships
SS I-124

Allied Ships
YO-41, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



YO-41 is sighted by SS I-124
SS I-124 attacking YO-41 on the surface


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Amphibious Assault at Makin (136,125)

TF 15 troops unloading over beach at Makin, 136,125





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Invasion Support action off Kota Bharu (51,75)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Tatsumiya Maru
AK Sasako Maru



PB Tatsumiya Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Puerto Princesa (73,83)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kiso Maru
PB Aso Maru #3
APD Nadakaze



PB Nanpo Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kiso Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Aso Maru #3 fired at enemy troops


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

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Meiten Maru
xAK Nojima Maru
AV Sagara Maru



xAK Meiten Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Nojima Maru fired at enemy troops
AV Sagara Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kota Bharu (51,75)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Tatsumiya Maru
AK Sasako Maru



PB Tatsumiya Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Puerto Princesa (73,83)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kiso Maru
PB Aso Maru #3
APD Nadakaze



PB Nanpo Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kiso Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Aso Maru #3 fired at enemy troops


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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 Meiten Maru
xAK Nojima Maru
AV Sagara Maru



xAK Meiten Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Nojima Maru fired at enemy troops
AV Sagara Maru fired at enemy troops


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TF 523 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
AMc Jarak
AMc Klias



10 mines cleared


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Swatow at 78,67, Range 13,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma

Allied Ships
xAK Fatshan, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Hanyang, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Ming Sang, Shell hits 15, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Nanning, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
xAK Hai Lee, Shell hits 29, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 13,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Hai Lee at 13,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAK Hai Lee at 13,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAK Hai Lee at 13,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAK Ming Sang at 13,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Fatshan at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAK Ming Sang at 9,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Hanyang at 9,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Ming Sang at 9,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Hanyang at 9,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Fatshan at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Hai Lee at 6,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Fatshan at 6,000 yards
xAK Hanyang sunk by DD Minegumo at 6,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAK Ming Sang at 6,000 yards
xAK Fatshan sunk by DD Inazuma at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAK Hai Lee at 7,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAK Ming Sang at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAK Nanning at 6,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAK Nanning at 6,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAK Hai Lee at 6,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAK Ming Sang at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAK Ming Sang at 7,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Ming Sang at 7,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAK Hai Lee at 7,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAK Ming Sang at 7,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAK Hai Lee at 7,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Nanning at 7,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAK Hai Lee at 7,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAK Hai Lee at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Hai Lee at 5,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAK Nanning at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAK Hai Lee at 3,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAK Nanning at 3,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAK Hai Lee at 3,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAK Nanning at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
xAK Hai Lee sunk by DD Inazuma at 4,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAK Nanning at 4,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAK Nanning at 4,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAK Nanning at 4,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Swatow at 78,67, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma

Allied Ships
xAKL Chengtu, Shell hits 35, and is sunk
xAKL Kanchow, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
xAKL Yat Shing, Shell hits 21, and is sunk



Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 15,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 15,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi fires at xAKL Kanchow at 15,000 yards
DD Minegumo fires at xAKL Yat Shing at 15,000 yards
DD Natsugumo fires at xAKL Yat Shing at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Yat Shing at 14,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Kanchow at 14,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Yat Shing at 14,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Yat Shing at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Kanchow at 10,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Kanchow at 10,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Kanchow at 10,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Yat Shing at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Yat Shing at 7,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Kanchow at 7,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Chengtu at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Yat Shing at 6,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Yat Shing at 6,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Chengtu at 6,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Kanchow at 6,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Yat Shing at 6,000 yards
xAKL Yat Shing sunk by DD Ikazuchi at 6,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Chengtu at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
xAKL Kanchow sunk by DD Inazuma at 7,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Chengtu at 7,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Chengtu at 7,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Chengtu at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Chengtu at 8,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Chengtu at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Chengtu at 7,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Chengtu at 7,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages xAKL Chengtu at 7,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Chengtu at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Chengtu at 8,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Chengtu at 8,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages xAKL Chengtu at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Chengtu at 7,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Chengtu at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages xAKL Chengtu at 6,000 yards
xAKL Chengtu sunk by DD Minegumo at 6,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Hong Kong at 78,66, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma

Allied Ships
DM Thracian



Low visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
Allies open fire on surprised Japanese ships at 7,000 yards
DM Thracian launches Torpedoes at DD Inazuma at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DM Thracian at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DM Thracian at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DM Thracian at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DM Thracian at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DM Thracian at 14,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DM Thracian at 14,000 yards
Kudo, Shunsaku orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DM Thracian at 18,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Toboali at 51,91

Japanese Ships
SS I-153

Allied Ships
DD Vendetta



SS I-153 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Vendetta
DD Vendetta fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Vendetta fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Vendetta fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Vendetta fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Vendetta fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 523 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
AMc Jarak
AMc Klias



19 mines cleared


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TF 523 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
AMc Jarak
AMc Klias



5 mines cleared


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 22


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 10 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 50
G4M1 Betty x 63



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed


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


Port hits 10
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
19 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet *
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet *
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet *

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Iba , at 78,75

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 13
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 21



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
O-47A: 2 damaged
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 5 damaged
P-35A: 2 damaged


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


Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 3rd ISF Base Force, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 70
Ki-27b Nate x 24
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 11
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 55



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
258 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
30 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 3rd ISF Base Force, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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



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Morning Air attack on 8th Chinese Corps, at 82,49 , near Ichang

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 17
Ki-30 Ann x 9



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 57 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 2 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 14

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



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Iba at 76,70

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 15



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MTB 8
MTB 10
MTB 12
MTB 27



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Afternoon Air attack on 21st Chinese Corps, at 85,55 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-51 Sonia x 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Toboali at 51,91

Japanese Ships
SS I-153

Allied Ships
CL Danae
DD Vendetta



SS I-153 launches 6 torpedoes at CL Danae
I-153 bottoming out ....
DD Vendetta fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Vendetta fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Vendetta attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-153 eludes DD Vendetta by hugging bottom
SS I-153 eludes ASW attack from DD Vendetta
SS I-153 eludes DD Vendetta by hugging bottom
DD Vendetta fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Vendetta fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Laoag at 81,71

Japanese Ships
TB Kamo

Allied Ships
SS Pike



SS Pike launches 4 torpedoes at TB Kamo
Pike diving deep ....
TB Kamo attacking submerged sub ....
TB Kamo fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kamo fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kamo fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kamo fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Cagayan (79,89)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Yasukawa Maru
CS Mizuho
CS Chitose
xAK Nittai Maru
xAK Taiyu Maru


Allied ground losses:
312 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


xAK Yasukawa Maru firing at 3rd PA Constabulary Regiment
xAK Yasukawa Maru fired at enemy troops
CS Mizuho fired at enemy troops
CS Chitose 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 Cagayan (79,89)

TF 3 troops unloading over beach at Cagayan, 79,89

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of Kure 1st SNLF
15 Support troops lost overboard during unload of Kure 1st SNLF
15 Aviation Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 1st JNAF Coy


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

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Meiten Maru
xAK Nojima Maru
AV Sagara Maru



xAK Meiten Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Nojima Maru fired at enemy troops
AV Sagara Maru fired at enemy troops


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Ground combat at Kota Bharu (51,75)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 11962 troops, 69 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 378

Defending force 3839 troops, 40 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 98

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 421

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 421 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kota Bharu !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
3394 casualties reported
Squads: 130 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 100 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 18 (18 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
114th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
5th JAAF AF Coy

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


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Ground combat at Makin (136,125)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1822 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 28

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Makin !!!

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



Assaulting units:
51st Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Puerto Princesa (73,83)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1818 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

Defending force 164 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 56

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 56 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Puerto Princesa !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 3 destroyed

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


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


Assaulting units:
Sasebo 1st SNLF

Defending units:
2nd PI Base Force


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Ground combat at Singkawang (56,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1773 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

Defending force 1202 troops, 9 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Japanese adjusted assault: 25

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Singkawang !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
1165 casualties reported
Squads: 63 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (7 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
91st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Singkawang Base Force


< Message edited by CT Grognard -- 3/14/2012 1:15:13 PM >

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/14/2012 1:36:42 PM   
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I must admit the result below seemed a bit one-sided to me, I would have expected to lose at least two or three Zeroes in return (I only suffered one Zero missing):

I can only assume that this is a combination of (1) superior pilots, (2) altitude advantage, and (3) superior numbers at all times (at all times the Zeroes maintained a ratio above 1.5:1).

Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 21



Allied aircraft
     P-40E Warhawk x 22


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
     P-40E Warhawk: 10 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
     13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
     8 plane(s) intercepting now.
     0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
     Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
     Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
     8 plane(s) intercepting now.
     0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
     Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
     Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/14/2012 2:04:39 PM   
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I'm sure this will be absolutely fascinating, I think for my next game I plan on playing Japan in a Da Babes 'C'.

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I'm already starting to feel the bite of the reduced cargo quantities...I think in this scenario, unlike stock, my merchant shipping will be stretched to breaking point.

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And it looks like a high altitude sweep resulting in dive dive dive to me, probably amplified by your high quality pilots.

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We have a house rule about only sweeping or flying CAP at the 2nd highest maneuverability band, hence why I'm sweeping at 20,000 feet.

I'm not sure why his CAP was only up at 15,000 feet?

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/14/2012 2:38:26 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CT Grognard

I'm already starting to feel the bite of the reduced cargo quantities...I think in this scenario, unlike stock, my merchant shipping will be stretched to breaking point.



Yeah, I confess that for me this is the main (masochistic) appeal of the scenario. I think it'll mean some real constraints on Japan.

My Allied subs are sinking 2-3 ships a day in 1944, but my opponent says that while this loss is causing a noticeable effect it's not that major. I dont think it's possible for the sub war to be decisive in stock. In this though, I think it could be extremely vicious and difficult to manage as Japan from '43 on.

I don't think I'm quite brave enough to play PDU off though I must admit.

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/14/2012 4:29:20 PM   
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At least PDU affects the Allied player as well.

That being said I'll have to find ways to be creative with all those Nate squadrons I'll be forced to keep

I'm still trying to decide whether having the uninterrupted road and rail connection from Singapore to Fusan to carry resources and oil accurately reflects the historical capacity of that connection.

According to the manual, supply, fuel, resources and oil stockpiles can all be moved automatically between bases via an overland route if the two bases are linked by a valid supply path, but that some of the items being automatically moved are expended during the transfer (but never more than 20% will be expended).

Now what I'm thinking is that this probably ties in with supply route cost. You start with a baseline of 100, and obviously each hex then has a supply cost depending on terrain and road connection.

I'm assuming that the cap of 20% applies where your supply route is strained to maximum (i.e. the overland transportation route's value is 10).

There would then be a linear progression in the percentage stockpile expended, e.g. 1% if the route value is 99, to 10% if the route value is 55, to 20% if the route value is 10.

From what I can see, the portions in this Singapore-Fusan route that would have the highest supply cost are between Pnomh Penh and Saigon, Lang Son and Nanning, and Changsha to Wuchang. As an example there are three hexes on the road between Lang Son and Nanning which is connected by a main road - the supply cost of this connection is therefore 9.

Simplistically I'm assuming then that between Lang Son and Nanning, if I were to attempt to shift 10,000 oil, I would lose 2%, or 200 oil.

I might need to analyse the entire route to see what total expenditure over the entire route might be but on the face of it it appears that it could be more cost-effective than having to haul oil with tankers from Singapore to Japan. It will hopefully save a lot of fuel.

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/14/2012 4:45:37 PM   
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Utilising my assumption described in the post above, I've looked at the route from Magwe to Singapore.

Many JFBs know that oil from Magwe will automatically be pulled all the way to Singapore.

If my thinking on this is correct, I've calculated that if 1,000 oil is sent by Magwe all along the shortest (in terms of supply cost) route - all of 4,000 miles - then only 805 of that oil will end up in Singapore.

I am going to try and calculate a similar expected expenditure over the anticipated Singapore-Fusan overland route.

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/14/2012 5:56:39 PM   
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I believe that the transportation losses for oil and resources was removed some time ago, unfortunately. There should be a mention in the WhatsNew.pdf if so, but I don't have it to hand ...

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/14/2012 6:08:26 PM   
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You're quite right:

95. Gameplay Change: Removed the wastage of oil/resources/fuel during overland movement.

How unfortunate.

So it appears only supplies are wasted during overland movement.

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/14/2012 6:20:12 PM   
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Aircraft losses so far:

ALLIED (claimed):
P-40E Warhawk: 27 (20 Air-Air, 7 Ops)
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 10 (5 Ground, 5 Ops)
Hudson I: 8 (8 Air-Air)
Blenheim I: 6 (5 Air-Air, 1 Ops)
P-40B Warhawk: 3 (2 Ground, 1 Ops)
P-26A: 3 (3 Air-Air)
O-47A: 3 (3 Ground)
P-43 Lancer: 2 (2 Ops)
Blenheim IV: 2 (2 Air-Air)
Vildebeest III: 1 (1 Ground)
Walrus II: 1 (1 Ground)

JAPANESE:
G4M1 Betty: 17 (15 Air-Air, 2 Ops)
B5N2 Kate: 6 (6 Flak)
D3A1 Val: 4 (4 Flak)
Ki-27b Nate: 3 (3 Ops)
Ki-43-Ia Oscar: 2 (2 Air-Air)
G3M2 Nell: 2 (2 Ops)
F1M2 Pete: 2 (2 Flak)
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 (1 Ops)
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 (1 Ops)
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 1 (1 Air-Air)
Ki-36 Ida: 1 (1 Ops)
L3Y2 Tina: 1 (1 Ops)
E7K2 Alf: 1 (1 Flak)
A6M2 Zero: 1 (1 Air-Air)


My A6M2s are claiming 27 enemy kills for the loss of only one plane. BANZAI!

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/15/2012 6:48:28 AM   
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Here is a picture of my naval search taking place over the length of the Philippines. Hopefully no Allied ships can hide!




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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/15/2012 2:50:54 PM   
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Nice.  I wish I could tell you that nothing can slip through, but ...  I've had search patterns like that and still had the Houston slip through.  Some of it I know is the NavSearch skill of a lot of my pilots.  Early war, there is a real deficit in that skill.  And also, as the range goes up, the probability of a contact goes down. 

Anyway, you've got as good as you can setup.  I just wouldn't say it was impenetrable.  I've had way too many experience contrary to that expectation.

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/17/2012 2:38:58 PM   
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In this round I made quite a few mistakes...and my opponent made them count.

INITIAL MOVEMENTS:

CVL Ruyjo runs into a burning freighter (set on fire by the naval bombardment of Cagayan) but does not engage. I had sent the surface force that had bombarded Cagayan to hunt for escaping Allied ships, but had forgotten that even though the CAs and the CL had about 60% of its main gun ammunition, that the DDs did not...and as a result (frustratingly!) my task force disengaged time after time against juicy pickings...

A large group of merchantmen, tankers and support vessels, escorted by four US DDs, are intercepted near Puerto Princesa, where my two destroyers score a few shell hits. Out of ammunition, my two destroyers withdraw when they encounter AVP Heron.

A submarine scores a hit on a transport near Tawi Tawi, and later scores a further hit on a freighter.

Then...the dreaded CL Boise makes an appearance, engaging CVL Ryujo and her seven DD escorts. Initially, Ruyjo scores a hit on Boise and the task forces break off. But Boise re-intercepts and in this battle manages to make her presence felt before she is in turn sunk - CVL Ruyjo is heavily damaged and DD Shiokaze sinks.

I had hoped to save Ruyjo, but sadly she sinks at sea. It is a loss I will have to live with.

A Dutch sub torpedoes an Ehime-transport on its way back from Singkawang - but she should make Saigon.

A surface group runs into DM Thracian and puts three shells into her. She should sink.

Finally dawn breaks...

PHILIPPINES

My Zeroes continue sweeping Manila, Iba and Clark Field, and inflict one-sided losses on the American fighters. Clark Field is once again bombed. More troops go ashore at Aparri and Vigan.

MALAYA

I sweep Singapore with 18x Zeroes who encounter a very strong CAP (33 aircraft) but perform exceptionally well in claiming around 10 Buffaloes for no loss.

97x two-engine bombers perform ground attacks on Alor Star. I have a 450 AV force moving to cut off the Commonwealth troops there from Taiping. The idea is that bombing them will hopefully slow them down and cause some disruption.

There are some ineffectual naval attacks by British aircraft on my shipping at Singkawang.

Cagayan falls to our first deliberate attack. We have destroyed a very large number of Non Combat squads - i.e. the Force Mindanao Corps HQ - which should result in support issues for his troops remaining on Mindanao.

SOUTH SEAS

Tarawa is invaded and captured.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 09, 41
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Invasion Support action off Cagayan (79,89)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Yasukawa Maru
CS Mizuho
CS Chitose
xAK Taiyu Maru


Allied ground losses:
84 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


xAK Yasukawa Maru fired at enemy troops
CS Mizuho fired at enemy troops
CS Chitose fired at enemy troops


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Sangi at 76,95, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
xAK James Lykes, on fire




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Siquijor at 78,87, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze

Allied Ships
TK Manatawny
xAP Elcano
xAK Ravnaas
xAK Governor Wright




Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 67% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Puerto Princesa at 75,84, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yamagumo
DD Tachikaze

Allied Ships
DD John D. Ford
DD Peary
DD Pillsbury, Shell hits 1
DD Pope
AS Holland
AS Otus
AS Canopus
AV Langley
AVD Childs
TK Gertrude Kellogg
TK Mindanao, Shell hits 2
AO Pecos
AO Trinity
xAP President Madison
xAP Don Esteban
xAK Tantalus
xAK Yu Sang
xAK Cape Fairweather, Shell hits 1
xAK Capillo
xAK Ethel Edwards
xAK American Leader
xAK Si Kiang, Shell hits 2




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Oyama D. crosses the 'T'
DD Yamagumo engages DD Pope at 11,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DD Yamagumo at 11,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Pope at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Pope engages DD Tachikaze at 7,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Pillsbury at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
xAK Ethel Edwards collides with AO Pecos at 75 , 84
DD Pillsbury engages DD Tachikaze at 3,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Pope at 3,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Pope at 2,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DD Tachikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages TK Mindanao at 2,000 yards
Oyama D. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Pope engages DD Yamagumo at 3,000 yards
DD Tachikaze engages DD Pillsbury at 3,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages xAK Si Kiang at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
AS Canopus , AS Otus , AS Holland ,
AV Langley , AVD Childs , AO Trinity ,
AO Pecos , TK Mindanao , TK Gertrude Kellogg ,
xAP Don Esteban , xAP President Madison , xAK Si Kiang ,
xAK American Leader , xAK Ethel Edwards , xAK Capillo ,
xAK Cape Fairweather screened from combat
- escorted by DD Pope , DD Pillsbury , DD Peary
DD John D. Ford engages DD Yamagumo at 9,000 yards
DD John D. Ford engages DD Yamagumo at 9,000 yards
DD Tachikaze engages xAK Tantalus at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Tachikaze engages DD Pillsbury at 12,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DD Yamagumo at 12,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages xAP President Madison at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 70,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Atago Maru
xAK Zyuyo Maru
xAK Meiyo Maru
xAKL Hidaka Maru
TB Hayabusa
TB Hiyodori

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack



SS Skipjack launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Atago Maru
TB Hayabusa attacking submerged sub ....
TB Hiyodori attacking submerged sub ....
TB Hayabusa fails to find sub and abandons search
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Puerto Princesa at 75,84, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yamagumo
DD Tachikaze

Allied Ships
AVP Heron




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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ASW attack near Balabac at 71,82

Japanese Ships
TB Hatsukari
TB Chidori
TB Tomozuru

Allied Ships
SS Sailfish



SS Sailfish launches 4 torpedoes at TB Hatsukari
TB Tomozuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hatsukari fails to find sub and abandons search
TB Tomozuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Tomozuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Tomozuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Tomozuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Tomozuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Siquijor at 78,87, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Escalante
xAKL Sarangami
xAKL Taurus




Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 67% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 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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Submarine attack near Tawi Tawi at 71,90

Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
xAP Rochambeau, Torpedo hits 1



xAP Rochambeau is sighted by SS I-123
SS I-123 launches 4 torpedoes


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Taytay at 75,83, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yamagumo
DD Tachikaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Compagnia Filipinas
xAKL Dos Hermanos




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Puerto Princesa at 75,84, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yamagumo
DD Tachikaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Compagnia Filipinas
xAKL Dos Hermanos




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,71

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 14
SC Ch 15

Allied Ships
SS S-37



SS S-37 is located by SC Ch 14
S-37 diving deep ....
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Sangi at 76,95, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
CL Boise, Shell hits 1




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Ryujo at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Ryujo at 7,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Hayashio at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Ryujo at 8,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Natsushio at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages CL Boise at 10,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Hayashio at 10,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Ryujo at 10,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Shiokaze at 10,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Hayashio at 10,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Sangi at 76,95, Range 10,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo, Shell hits 9, heavy fires
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 2
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze
DD Shiokaze, Shell hits 16, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Boise, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Ryujo at 10,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Hayashio at 10,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages CL Boise at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Ryujo at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Ryujo at 4,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages CL Boise at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Ryujo at 3,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Hatsukaze at 3,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Oyashio at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
Massive explosion on DD Shiokaze
CL Boise engages DD Shiokaze at 2,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Shiokaze at 2,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages CL Boise at 2,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Ryujo at 2,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages CL Boise at 2,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Kuroshio at 2,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages CL Boise at 2,000 yards
CL Boise sunk by DD Amatsukaze at 2,000 yards
CL Boise sunk by DD Amatsukaze at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Invasion Support action off Cagayan (79,89)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Yasukawa Maru
CS Mizuho
CS Chitose
xAK Taiyu Maru


Allied ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


xAK Yasukawa Maru fired at enemy troops
CS Mizuho fired at enemy troops
CS Chitose fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Cagayan (79,89)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Yasukawa Maru
CS Mizuho
CS Chitose
xAK Taiyu Maru


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


xAK Yasukawa Maru fired at enemy troops
CS Mizuho fired at enemy troops
CS Chitose fired at enemy troops


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Siquijor at 77,87, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Escalante
xAKL Sarangami
xAKL Taurus



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Submarine attack near Serasan at 56,86

Japanese Ships
xAK Nojima Maru, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
SS O19



xAK Nojima Maru is sighted by SS O19
SS O19 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Nojima Maru


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Siquijor at 77,87, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze

Allied Ships
AVP Heron



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Submarine attack near Tawi Tawi at 71,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
xAKL Princess of Negros, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



xAKL Princess of Negros is sighted by SS I-123
SS I-123 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Princess of Negros


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Submarine attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Hukuyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack



xAK Hukuyo Maru is sighted by SS Skipjack
SS Skipjack launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Hukuyo Maru


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Submarine attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 63,74

Japanese Ships
xAK Eiko Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Stingray, hits 3



xAK Eiko Maru #2 is sighted by SS Stingray
SS Stingray attacking on the surface
Lamb, R.S. decides to submerge SS Stingray due to damage


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Balabac at 71,84, Range 13,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Fubuki
DD Usugumo
DD Shirayuki
DD Hatsuyuki, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DM Thracian, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 13,000 yards
Powers, A.L. crosses the 'T'
DD Shirayuki engages DM Thracian at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DM Thracian at 6,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DM Thracian at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DM Thracian at 8,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DM Thracian at 8,000 yards
DD Fubuki engages DM Thracian at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DM Thracian at 11,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DM Thracian at 11,000 yards
DD Usugumo engages DM Thracian at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DM Thracian at 12,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DM Thracian at 12,000 yards
DD Fubuki engages DM Thracian at 12,000 yards
Powers, A.L. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 16,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DM Thracian at 16,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DM Thracian at 16,000 yards
DD Fubuki engages DM Thracian at 16,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DM Thracian at 16,000 yards
DD Usugumo engages DM Thracian at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
DD Usugumo engages DM Thracian at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DM Thracian at 18,000 yards
DD Usugumo engages DM Thracian at 18,000 yards
DD Fubuki engages DM Thracian at 18,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DM Thracian at 18,000 yards
DD Fubuki engages DM Thracian at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DM Thracian at 19,000 yards
DD Fubuki engages DM Thracian at 19,000 yards
DD Fubuki engages DM Thracian at 19,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Jolo at 74,89, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Cebu
xAKL Latouche, Shell hits 1, heavy fires



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
CA Myoko engages xAKL Latouche at 29,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Tawi Tawi at 71,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
DM Thracian, heavy fires, heavy damage



SS I-123 launches 2 torpedoes


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 11


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 4 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Raid is overhead
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 33


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 5 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Raid is overhead
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 22000.
Raid is overhead
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
28 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Iba , at 78,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 20



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 3 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 3 damaged
O-47A: 4 damaged
P-35A: 8 damaged
P-35A: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 137/155th Field Regiment, at 49,73 (Alor Star)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 70
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
76 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 137/155th Field Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 137/155th Field Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 137/155th Field Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 137/155th Field Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 137/155th Field Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 137/155th Field Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 137/155th Field Regiment, at 49,73 (Alor Star)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 31



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
84 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 137/155th Field Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 137/155th Field Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 137/155th Field Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 137/155th Field Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 137/155th Field Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 8th Chinese Corps, at 82,49 , near Ichang

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 20
Ki-30 Ann x 9



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-32 Mary x 12



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 21st Chinese Corps, at 85,55 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-51 Sonia x 8



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Serasan at 56,86

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E8N2 Dave x 2
F1M2 Pete x 7



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 4
Hudson I x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
xAK Awazisan Maru
xAK Fukko Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
3 x Hudson I bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x Blenheim IV bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kongo-1 with F1M2 Pete (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
Haruna-1 with E8N2 Dave (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
Takao-2 with F1M2 Pete (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
Atago-2 with F1M2 Pete (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DMS W-4



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Blenheim I bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Groot Natoena at 57,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Gosei Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Blenheim I bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Serasan at 56,86

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 2



Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 4


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Hudson I bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Atago-2 with F1M2 Pete (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
Kongo-1 with F1M2 Pete (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Serasan at 56,86

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 4
Hudson I x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kinsyo Maru
CA Atago



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Hudson I bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x Blenheim I bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
77th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-27b Nate (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-27b Nate (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DMS W-4



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Submarine attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Jusan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seal, hits 1



xAK Jusan Maru is sighted by SS Seal
SS Seal attacking xAK Jusan Maru on the surface
Hurd, K.C. decides to submerge SS Seal due to damage


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Invasion Support action off Cagayan (79,89)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Shinanogawa Maru
CS Mizuho
CS Chitose
xAK Taiyu Maru


Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


xAK Shinanogawa Maru fired at enemy troops
CS Mizuho fired at enemy troops
CS Chitose fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Tarawa (136,128)

TF 116 troops unloading over beach at Tarawa, 136,128



15 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 53rd Nav Gd


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Ground combat at Tarawa (136,128)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1781 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 52

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 52 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tarawa !!!

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



Assaulting units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3764 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 97

Defending force 1767 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Japanese adjusted assault: 46

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 15 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Cagayan !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
140 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
876 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 54 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Kure 1st SNLF
II/81st Naval Guard Unit
2nd JNAF Coy
1st JNAF Coy
5th JNAF Coy
1st Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
3rd PA Constabulary Regiment
Mindanao Force Corps
Del Monte AAF Base Force

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/17/2012 3:10:06 PM   
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%^&$@#!! Boise.

Clearly one of the best pre-war designs as she is always a thorn until sunk.

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/17/2012 3:18:26 PM   
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quote:

Then...the dreaded CL Boise makes an appearance, engaging CVL Ryujo and her seven DD escorts. Initially, Ruyjo scores a hit on Boise and the task forces break off. But Boise re-intercepts and in this battle manages to make her presence felt before she is in turn sunk - CVL Ruyjo is heavily damaged and DD Shiokaze sinks.

I had hoped to save Ruyjo, but sadly she sinks at sea. It is a loss I will have to live with.


Ouch! That is a hurting thing this early in the DEI area. Sorry. This will make certain airfields like Singkawang, Ambon, Kendari, Jolo, and Balikpapan that much more critical.

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/17/2012 4:08:57 PM   
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It's not ideal - but I can live with it.

Singkawang is already secured and should be a level 4 airbase with 72 aviation support in the next day or two.

I am currently busy with an interesting sortie from that base...we'll see how it has panned out once I get the turn back.

Cagayan is also already secured, but needs extensive repairs to the airbase and runway. Jolo will be secured soon.

Ambon, Kendari and Balikpapan are out of the scope at the moment. Manado should be secured in the next five days.

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/19/2012 1:43:01 PM   
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10 DECEMBER 1941:
 
INITIAL MOVEMENTS:

I-164 sees the Dutch sub K.18 travelling on the surface at night near Ketapang, but her two torpedoes miss. The minefield a sub of mine lay between Borneo and the island of Tawi Tawi must have paid off since my opponent sends six AMs to sweep it. I rectified my heavy force from Cagayan by stripping out the DDs that were low on ammo and this pays off - they set DD Alden and DD John D. Edwards on fire during an encounter with four US DDs, and sink TK Manatawny, xAP Elcano and xAK Ravnaas near Tawi Tawi on their way south.

The interesting thing here is that my opponent committed CL Marblehead and all the US destroyers that started at Balikpapan and Tarakan to the Sulu Sea as opposed to running for Java.

A four-DD surface group of mine then runs into the same US destroyer group - end result is all four are damaged (with three on fire), and presumed to be heading for Tarakan. The same four-DD surface group then runs into xAK Governor Wright, the sole survivor of the US freighter group that my cruiser force ran through earlier, and sinks her. To end their night, my DD SAG runs into the US AMs sweeping off Tawi Tawi and causes consternation, sinking AM Tanager, AM Lark, PG Asheville and PG Tulsa, and damaging various others. A Dutch sub then tries to torpedo DD Natsushio unsuccessfully, while the other three DDs then sinks a light freighter and damages another. They try to engage another light freighter but near Tapul but can't close.

DD Kuroshio, DD Natsushio, DD Hayashio and DD Amatsukaze have the following scorecard for the night of 9/10 December 1941 (in rain with maximum visibility varying between 2,000 and 6,000 yards):

2x AM, 2x PG, xAK and xAKL sunk
2x DD, 3x AM, 1x PG, xAKL damaged
54 shell hits total, 2 torpedo hits

BANZAI!!!

My minelaying sub off of Luzon sinks a light freighter near Lubang. The Dutch sub K.13 tries to attack a convoy near Soc Trang and is heavily punished by ASW, with six hits claimed (the Dutch sub is also later claimed as sunk).

Dawn breaks, and after my successful devastation of his sweeper force near Tawi Tawi, he sends another sweeper force consisting of DD Peary and AVD Childs. These two ships were part of the larger force that left Manila trying to exit the Sulu Sea via Balabac but then diverted southwards and appear to be trying to run for Tarakan or Balikpapan. I imagine he is trying to run the bulk of this force (including support ships like AS Otus, AS Holland and AS Canopus) via the gap between Tawi Tawi and Borneo shortly.

In clear conditions my light surface group covering Vigan runs into eight MTBs off Luzon - these British MTBs were sent from Hong Kong. Only two remain floating.

PHILIPPINES
 
Iba is swept again, but is clear. We again bomb Clark Field, destroying a P-40B and a P-35A and damaging some other aircraft. It is becoming clear from recon that my opponent is setting up his Luzon defensive position at Clark Field, with over 50,000 troops spotted there. Hopefully the heavy airfield damage has prevented high levels of fortifications being built and is sucking up high levels of supply.

For now I am content to sit at Aparri and Vigan building up those airfields to at least size 4 to sustain a long-term siege Clark Field/Bataan.

Kimura Detachment lands at Legaspi in south Luzon.

Cagayan's runway is taking a long time to repair.

MANILA
 
We conduct another ground bombing run on Commonwealth ground troops at Alor Star, trying to disrupt them and prevent them moving to the south. I have a 450 AV force - including 25th Army HQ - about two or three days away from cutting off Alor Star from Georgetown and Taiping. Here's hoping! If they get there in time, more than 200 Commonwealth AV will be prevented from heading south and will be engaged by the Imperial Guards Division and two tank regiments from Singora.

Kota Bharu's runway is almost repaired and in two days time I'll have more than 100 aviation support there.
 
HONG KONG

We bombard Hong Kong with very little result.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 10, 41
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Sub vs Sub: SS I-164 attacking SS KXVIII at 54,95 - near Ketapang

Japanese Ships
SS I-164

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII



SS I-164 launches 2 torpedoes at 2,000 yards


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TF 540 encounters mine field at 71,90

Allied Ships
AM Lark
AM Quail
AM Tanager
AM Bittern
AM Finch
AM Whippoorwill



26 mines cleared


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Jolo at 73,91, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi
CL Nagara

Allied Ships
DD Alden, Shell hits 1
DD Edsall
DD John D. Edwards, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Whipple



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 57% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 57% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Naoi, Toshio crosses the 'T'
DD Whipple engages CA Myoko at 6,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD John D. Edwards at 6,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Edsall at 6,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Alden at 6,000 yards
CA Myoko engages DD Whipple at 6,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD John D. Edwards at 6,000 yards
DD Alden engages CA Myoko at 6,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Alden at 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD John D. Edwards at 6,000 yards
CA Myoko engages DD John D. Edwards at 6,000 yards
DD Edsall engages CA Myoko at 6,000 yards
CL Nagara engages DD Alden at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Whipple engages CL Nagara at 9,000 yards
CL Nagara engages DD John D. Edwards at 9,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages CA Myoko at 9,000 yards
CL Nagara engages DD Whipple at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tawi Tawi at 72,91, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi
CL Nagara

Allied Ships
TK Manatawny, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Elcano, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Ravnaas, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Governor Wright



Poor visibility due to Rain with 57% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 57% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages TK Manatawny at 6,000 yards
TK Manatawny sunk by CA Myoko at 6,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAP Elcano at 6,000 yards
Naoi, Toshio orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 5,000 yards
xAP Elcano sunk by CA Myoko at 5,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAK Ravnaas at 5,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Ravnaas at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Governor Wright at 10,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Governor Wright at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Jolo at 73,93, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
DD Alden, on fire
DD Edsall, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD John D. Edwards, on fire
DD Whipple, Shell hits 1



Poor visibility due to Rain with 57% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 57% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Whipple at 5,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD John D. Edwards at 5,000 yards
DD Whipple engages DD Kuroshio at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Whipple at 4,000 yards
DD Whipple engages DD Hayashio at 4,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Whipple at 4,000 yards
DD Whipple engages DD Amatsukaze at 4,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages DD Kuroshio at 4,000 yards
DD Edsall engages DD Amatsukaze at 4,000 yards
DD Whipple engages DD Kuroshio at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Edsall at 7,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages DD Amatsukaze at 7,000 yards
DD Edsall engages DD Natsushio at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Whipple at 11,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD John D. Edwards at 11,000 yards
DD Edsall engages DD Amatsukaze at 11,000 yards
DD Alden engages DD Kuroshio at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tawi Tawi at 71,91, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
xAK Governor Wright, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Low visibility due to Rain with 57% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 57% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
xAK Governor Wright sunk by DD Kuroshio at 2,000 yards
xAK Governor Wright sunk by DD Kuroshio at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tawi Tawi at 71,90, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
AM Whippoorwill, Shell hits 3
AM Finch, Shell hits 2
AM Bittern, Shell hits 1, on fire
AM Tanager, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AM Quail
AM Lark, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
PG Isabel, Shell hits 1
PG Asheville, Shell hits 12, heavy fires, heavy damage
PG Tulsa, Shell hits 19, and is sunk
ACM Colonel Harrison



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 57% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 57% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages PG Tulsa at 5,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages PG Tulsa at 5,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages PG Tulsa at 5,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages PG Tulsa at 5,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages AM Tanager at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages PG Tulsa at 6,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages PG Tulsa at 6,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages PG Tulsa at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Hayashio collides with DD Natsushio at 71 , 90
Massive explosion on PG Tulsa
DD Amatsukaze engages PG Tulsa at 2,000 yards
PG Tulsa sunk by DD Hayashio at 2,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages AM Tanager at 2,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages AM Whippoorwill at 2,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages PG Asheville at 2,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages PG Isabel at 2,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages PG Asheville at 2,000 yards
AM Tanager sunk by DD Natsushio at 2,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages AM Finch at 2,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages AM Whippoorwill at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages PG Asheville at 6,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages PG Asheville at 6,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages AM Lark at 6,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages AM Quail at 6,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages AM Bittern at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages PG Asheville at 9,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages PG Isabel at 9,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages AM Lark at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages PG Asheville at 9,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages AM Bittern at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages PG Asheville at 11,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages PG Asheville at 11,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages PG Asheville at 11,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages PG Asheville at 11,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages AM Bittern at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tawi Tawi at 71,90, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Compagnia Filipinas, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAKL Dos Hermanos, Shell hits 6, and is sunk



Low visibility due to Rain with 57% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 57% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 6,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze fires at xAKL Dos Hermanos at 6,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze fires at xAKL Compagnia Filipinas at 6,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages xAKL Dos Hermanos at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Dos Hermanos
DD Amatsukaze engages xAKL Dos Hermanos at 3,000 yards
xAKL Dos Hermanos sunk by DD Hayashio at 3,000 yards
Abe, Toshio orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 4,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages xAKL Compagnia Filipinas at 9,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages xAKL Compagnia Filipinas at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Submarine attack near Tawi Tawi at 71,90

Japanese Ships
DD Natsushio

Allied Ships
SS KXVI



DD Natsushio is sighted by SS KXVI
SS KXVI launches 4 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Lubang at 78,78

Japanese Ships
SS I-124

Allied Ships
xAKL Cetus, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage



xAKL Cetus is sighted by SS I-124
SS I-124 attacking on the surface


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tapul at 73,90, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Cebu



Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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ASW attack near Soc Trang at 59,75

Japanese Ships
xAK Kuroshio Maru
xAK Chihaya Maru
xAKL Kashi Maru
SC Ch 8
DMS W-6

Allied Ships
SS KXIII, hits 6



SS KXIII is sighted by escort
SC Ch 8 attacking submerged sub ....
DMS W-6 attacking submerged sub ....
DMS W-6 is out of ASW ammo
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Batavia at 50,96

Japanese Ships
SS I-154, hits 1

Allied Ships
AMC Manoora
AG Ban Hong Liong
TK Pinna
xAP Matang
xAK Wulin
PG Herald
ML No. 311



SS I-154 is sighted by escort
I-154 bottoming out ....
PG Herald fails to find sub and abandons search
ML No. 311 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 311 attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-154 eludes ML No. 311 by hugging bottom
SS I-154 eludes ML No. 311 by hugging bottom
ML No. 311 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 311 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 539 encounters mine field at 71,90

Allied Ships
DD Peary
AVD Childs



4 mines cleared


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 78,75, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
MTB 7
MTB 8, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
MTB 9, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 10, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 11, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 12, Shell hits 1
MTB 26
MTB 27, Shell hits 1, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 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 15,000 yards...
Spanton U. gains tactical advantage
CL Naka engages MTB 27 at 15,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 27 at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 27 at 11,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 11 at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 27 at 9,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 27 at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
MTB 27 sunk by DD Asagumo at 8,000 yards
orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 11 at 11,000 yards
MTB 9 sunk by DD Samidare at 11,000 yards
MTB 10 sunk by DD Harusame at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 11 at 12,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 8 at 12,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 8 at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 11 at 11,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 11 at 11,000 yards
Massive explosion on MTB 8
CL Naka engages MTB 8 at 11,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 11 at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 12 at 12,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 12 at 12,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 11 at 12,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 11 at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 7 at 14,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 12 at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 12 at 16,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 12 at 16,000 yards
MTB 11 sunk by CL Naka at 16,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 8 at 16,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 7 at 16,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 8 at 16,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 8 at 16,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 8 at 16,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 7 at 16,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 8 at 16,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 7 at 16,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 7 at 16,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 8 at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 8 at 17,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 26 at 17,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 7 at 17,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 12 at 17,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 7 at 17,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 8 at 17,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 12 at 17,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 8 at 17,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 7 at 17,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 26 at 17,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 8 at 17,000 yards
orders Allied TF to disengage
CL Naka engages MTB 8 at 17,000 yards
MTB 8 sunk by DD Samidare at 17,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 7 at 17,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Groot Natoena at 59,83

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi
PB Fuji Maru #4

Allied Ships
SS KXV



SS KXV is sighted by escort
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub and abandons search
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Serasan at 58,86

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
DD Maikaze
DD Hagikaze
DD Arashi

Allied Ships
SS O19



SS O19 is sighted by escort
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Soc Trang at 58,74

Japanese Ships
xAK Koryu Maru
xAK Nissyu Maru
DD Ayanami
DD Shikinami

Allied Ships
SS KXI



SS KXI launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Koryu Maru
KXI bottoming out ....
DD Ayanami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Iba , at 78,75

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 20



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 8 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 12 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
P-35A: 9 damaged
P-35A: 1 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 5 damaged


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


Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 6th Indian Brigade, at 49,73 (Alor Star)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 81



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
150 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


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

Also attacking 15th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 109th RAF Adv Base Force ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 15th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 15th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 15th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 109th RAF Adv Base Force ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 15th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 15th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 15th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 8th Chinese Corps, at 82,49 , near Ichang

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 20
Ki-30 Ann x 9



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 109th RAF Adv Base Force, at 49,73 (Alor Star)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 17



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
52 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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



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Morning Air attack on 21st Chinese Corps, at 85,55 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-51 Sonia x 7



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Amphibious Assault at Legaspi (82,82)

TF 89 troops unloading over beach at Legaspi, 82,82

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



17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Kimura Det
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of Kimura Det


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 18591 troops, 289 guns, 169 vehicles, Assault Value = 620

Defending force 8134 troops, 132 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 234


Allied ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
68th Ind.Infantry Battalion
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
38th Division
67th Ind.Infantry Battalion
66th Infantry 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
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

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


< Message edited by CT Grognard -- 3/19/2012 1:46:47 PM >

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/19/2012 2:09:33 PM   
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11 DECEMBER 1941:
 
INITIAL MOVEMENTS:
 
An Ehime-class xAK returning from Singkawang is sunk by a Dutch sub.

I have sent a fully-armed cruiser force (CA Maya, CA Ashigara, CL Kuma and 4x DDs) to make a run south through the Sulu Sea and into the Celebes Sea to try to run into escaping US warships. They first run into and sink three light freighters, then they encounter CL Marblehead and five US DDs.

CL Marblehead is hit eight times - a number of hits were critical, with some apparently carrying off upperworks and causing severe casualties to damage control parties - and set on fire. I'm pretty sure she's a cripple. DD Bulmer and DD Parrott are also set on fire. They later also sink a yard oiler.

Even though CA Maya is set on fire, the damage is not as great as reported and by dawn all fires are put out. She has 23 Sys and 17 Flo damage.

My highly successful sub lurking at Tawi Tawi sinks a small tanker.

My opponent has around nine submarines (sighted) in the waters around Formosa. My aircraft are reporting around twenty or so contacts per hex! Seven ASW attacks are conducted by my surface forces in the area, with no hits reported.

Much further away, Guam and Wake Island are bombarded.

When day breaks, my sharpshooter force (CL Naka with five DDs) surprises six Allied PT boats near Iba and sinks PT-41! This means my opponent now has only two MTBs and five PT-boats left (having lost six MTBs and four PT-boats).

Another Ehime-class freighter is sunk - this time near Cam Ranh Bay - by a US submarine.

One of my blocker force submarines sitting off Bandjermasin on its way into the Makassar Strait puts another torpedo into xAP Rochambeau (she was torpedoed earlier off Tawi Tawi) and sinks her.

MALAYA:
 
Alor Star appears to have suddenly emptied overnight - it might well be that my opponent managed to put all his forces into strategic mode and rail them south. Extensive recon will be carried out tomorrow to try to confirm his troop dispositions.

PHILIPPINES:
 
Iba is again clear of CAP. Clark Field is again bombed (and now I am certain that this is going to be his Alamo). Legaspi is captured.

A Kasu D carrying elements of an artillery regiment is torpedoed off of Luzon.

HONG KONG:
 
My first deliberate attack does not achieve 1:1 odds - but 1:2 instead. This could be a long battle of attrition, but I can afford the losses better than he can.

SOUTH PACIFIC:
 
Wake Island is captured!

My forces land on Guam, and will attack tomorrow.

US carrier aircraft attack two AMC raiders on their way back to Truk near Enderbury Island, and sink one (the second will sink too)...judging by their course they are heading for the Marshalls...forces have been put on alert and I have dispatched six submarines to try to lie in wait!

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 11, 41
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Submarine attack near Groot Natoena at 59,84

Japanese Ships
xAK Nojima Maru, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KXV



xAK Nojima Maru is sighted by SS KXV
SS KXV launches 4 torpedoes


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Busuanga at 76,81, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara
CL Kuma
DD Asakaze
DD Harukaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Escalante, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Sarangami, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
xAKL Taurus, Shell hits 19, and is sunk



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 46% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 46% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 6,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
CL Kuma launches Torpedoes at xAKL Taurus at 6,000 yards
DD Asakaze launches Torpedoes at xAKL Taurus at 6,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAKL Taurus at 6,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 6,000 yards
DD Harukaze engages xAKL Taurus at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CL Kuma engages xAKL Taurus at 3,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 3,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages xAKL Taurus at 3,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages xAKL Taurus at 3,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages xAKL Taurus at 3,000 yards
CA Maya engages xAKL Sarangami at 3,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages xAKL Taurus at 3,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Taurus
xAKL Taurus sunk by CA Ashigara at 3,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAKL Escalante at 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAKL Escalante at 3,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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ASW attack near Aparri at 83,72

Japanese Ships
DMS W-19

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 is sighted by escort
S-36 bottoming out ....
DMS W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,69

Japanese Ships
PB Chohakusan Maru
xAK Gyoun Maru
xAK Soyo Maru
xAK Aki Maru
xAK Kosin Maru #2
xAK Yamagiku Maru
PB Rokko Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Tarpon



SS Tarpon is sighted by escort
Tarpon diving deep ....
PB Rokko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Rokko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Rokko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Jolo at 73,87, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya, Shell hits 1
CA Ashigara
CL Kuma
DD Asakaze
DD Harukaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead, Shell hits 1
DD Barker
DD Bulmer, Shell hits 1
DD Stewart
DD Paul Jones
DD Parrott



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 46% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 46% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 4,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CA Ashigara at 4,000 yards
CA Maya engages CL Marblehead at 4,000 yards
CA Maya engages DD Paul Jones at 4,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Paul Jones at 4,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Bulmer at 4,000 yards
DD Barker engages CA Ashigara at 4,000 yards
DD Barker engages DD Asakaze at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Barker at 3,000 yards
CA Maya engages DD Bulmer at 3,000 yards
DD Barker engages CL Kuma at 3,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Paul Jones at 3,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages DD Asakaze at 3,000 yards
DD Harukaze engages DD Bulmer at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CA Ashigara at 6,000 yards
CA Maya engages CL Marblehead at 6,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Marblehead at 6,000 yards
DD Harukaze engages DD Stewart at 6,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages DD Harukaze at 6,000 yards
DD Barker engages DD Asakaze at 6,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Bulmer at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Marblehead at 9,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CL Kuma at 9,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Stewart at 9,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages DD Bulmer at 9,000 yards
DD Harukaze engages DD Barker at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Jolo at 73,88, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 2
CL Kuma
DD Asakaze
DD Harukaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead, Shell hits 7, on fire
DD Barker
DD Bulmer, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Stewart, Shell hits 1
DD Paul Jones
DD Parrott, Shell hits 2, on fire



Low visibility due to Rain with 46% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 46% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
Imazato, Hiroshi crosses the 'T'
CA Ashigara engages CL Marblehead at 2,000 yards
CA Maya engages CL Marblehead at 2,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CL Kuma at 2,000 yards
CA Maya engages DD Stewart at 2,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages DD Stewart at 2,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages DD Barker at 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Marblehead at 2,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages DD Parrott at 2,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Paul Jones at 2,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Matsukaze at 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Bulmer at 2,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Harukaze at 2,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Bulmer at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CA Ashigara at 5,000 yards
CA Maya engages CL Marblehead at 5,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Marblehead at 5,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Parrott at 5,000 yards
DD Parrott engages DD Matsukaze at 5,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages DD Barker at 5,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Parrott at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Marblehead at 6,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Parrott at 6,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CL Kuma at 6,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages DD Stewart at 6,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages DD Bulmer at 6,000 yards
DD Barker engages DD Harukaze at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tawi Tawi at 72,89, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya, heavy fires
CA Ashigara
CL Kuma
DD Asakaze
DD Harukaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
YO-42, Shell hits 1, and is sunk



Poor visibility due to Rain with 46% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 46% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
Imazato, Hiroshi crosses the 'T'
YO-42 sunk by CA Ashigara at 5,000 yards
YO-42 sunk by CA Ashigara at 5,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Naval bombardment of Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba
DD Yuzuki
DD Kikuzuki
DD Uzuki
DD Oboro


Allied ground losses:
153 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled


Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 27
Port hits 14
Port fuel hits 9
Port supply hits 2

CA Kako firing at Guam
CA Furutaka firing at Guam
CA Kinugasa firing at Guam
CA Aoba firing at Guam
DD Yuzuki firing at Guam
DD Kikuzuki firing at Guam
DD Uzuki firing at Guam
DD Oboro firing at Guam


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Night Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Japanese Ships
CL Tatsuta
CL Tenryu
DD Mochizuki
DD Yayoi
DD Kisaragi
DD Mutsuki



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5
Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 2

CL Tatsuta firing at Wake Island
CL Tenryu firing at Wake Island
DD Mochizuki firing at Wake Island
DD Yayoi firing at Wake Island
DD Kisaragi firing at Wake Island
DD Mutsuki firing at Wake Island


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Pre-Invasion action off Guam (106,95)

Japanese Ships
PB Shuko Maru #5
PB Sonan Maru #6
PB Sonan Maru #5
PB Shotoku Maru
PB Shoei Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Kyo Maru #8
xAK Kuraido Maru
AV Kiyokawa Maru
CM Tsugaru



PB Shuko Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #6 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Shotoku Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Shoei Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #10 fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #8 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 Guam (106,95)

TF 20 troops unloading over beach at Guam, 106,95

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



15 Aviation Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 15th Base Force
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost overboard during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt
15 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt
15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt
15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt


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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Shuko Maru #5
PB Sonan Maru #6
PB Sonan Maru #5
PB Shotoku Maru
PB Shoei Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Kyo Maru #8
xAK Kuraido Maru



PB Shuko Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #6 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Shotoku Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Shoei Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #10 fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #8 fired at enemy troops


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Submarine attack near Tawi Tawi at 71,91

Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
TK La Estrella Caltex, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



TK La Estrella Caltex is sighted by SS I-123
SS I-123 attacking on the surface


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Sub attack near Laoag at 80,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Gyoun Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Kikuryu Maru
xAK Sugiyama Maru
xAK Chowa Maru
xAK Kurohime Maru
xAK Toyokawa Maru
xAK Tokusima Maru
PB Rokko Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS S-38

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



SS S-38 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Gyoun Maru
PB Rokko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Rokko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Rokko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Rokko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Rokko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Aparri at 83,72

Japanese Ships
PB Shonan Maru #1
PB Shonan Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 is located by PB Shonan Maru #1
PB Shonan Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #1 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Shonan Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 78,75, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-32
PT-33
PT-34
PT-41, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT Q-112



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 15,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 15,000 yards
DD Yudachi fires at PT Q-112 at 15,000 yards
DD Yudachi fires at PT-32 at 15,000 yards
Castano U. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT Q-112 at 11,000 yards
DD Harusame engages PT Q-112 at 11,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-32 at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-41 at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-34 at 9,000 yards
CL Naka engages PT Q-112 at 9,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-41 at 9,000 yards
CL Naka engages PT-32 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT Q-112 at 14,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-33 at 14,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-31 at 14,000 yards
DD Harusame engages PT-41 at 14,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages PT-41 at 14,000 yards
Castano U. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 16,000 yards
CL Naka engages PT-41 at 16,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-34 at 16,000 yards
DD Harusame engages PT-41 at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-41 at 18,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages PT-33 at 18,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-31 at 18,000 yards
CL Naka engages PT-41 at 18,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-34 at 18,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-32 at 18,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages PT-34 at 18,000 yards
CL Naka engages PT-34 at 18,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT Q-112 at 18,000 yards
DD Harusame engages PT-41 at 18,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT Q-112 at 18,000 yards
DD Harusame engages PT-33 at 18,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-31 at 18,000 yards
Castano U. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 19,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-34 at 19,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-32 at 19,000 yards
CL Naka engages PT-41 at 19,000 yards
PT-41 sunk by DD Yudachi at 19,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-32 at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
CL Naka engages PT-31 at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
CL Naka engages PT Q-112 at 20,000 yards
Castano U. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 21,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Takao at 84,66

Japanese Ships
PB Shonan Maru #17

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish



SS Swordfish is sighted by escort
PB Shonan Maru #17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Takao at 83,65

Japanese Ships
DMS W-19

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon



SS Seadragon is sighted by escort
DMS W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,70

Japanese Ships
DD Yamagumo
DD Tachikaze

Allied Ships
SS Porpoise



SS Porpoise launches 4 torpedoes at DD Yamagumo
DD Tachikaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Tachikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tachikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tachikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tachikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,74

Japanese Ships
xAK Gosei Maru, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Sargo



xAK Gosei Maru is sighted by SS Sargo
SS Sargo attacking xAK Gosei Maru on the surface


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ASW attack near Takao at 83,66

Japanese Ships
DD Yakaze
BB Fuso

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf



SS Seawolf launches 2 torpedoes at DD Yakaze
DD Yakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Iba , at 78,75

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 20



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 3 damaged
P-35A: 4 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 2 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 26th Group Army, at 83,48 (Ichang)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 10
Ki-30 Ann x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 26th Group Army ...


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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 31



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
31 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 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-32 Mary x 12



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 21st Chinese Corps, at 85,55 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-51 Sonia x 6



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tawi Tawi at 70,93

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3


Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 55,88

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45



Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 4


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (18 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
18 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (27 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
27 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Enderbury Island at 158,135

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 10
F4F-3 Wildcat x 6
SBD-2 Dauntless x 18
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AMC Hokoku Maru
AMC Aikoku Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire



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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AMC Aikoku Maru


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tawi Tawi at 70,93

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CL Kuma



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x 139WH-3 bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 55,88

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 38



Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 7
Hudson I x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 3 destroyed
Hudson I: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (23 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
23 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Enderbury Island at 158,135

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 10
F4F-3 Wildcat x 6
SBD-2 Dauntless x 18
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AMC Aikoku Maru, Bomb hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
AMC Hokoku Maru, Bomb hits 6, on fire, heavy damage



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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AMC Aikoku Maru


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Submarine attack near Bandjermasin at 62,102

Japanese Ships
SS I-157

Allied Ships
xAP Rochambeau, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage



xAP Rochambeau is sighted by SS I-157
SS I-157 launches 2 torpedoes


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Pre-Invasion action off Wake Island (136,98) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

17 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari, Shell hits 1
PB Kaiun Maru
PB Kaikei Maru
PB Ikunta Maru
PB Hakkaisan Maru
PB Fukui Maru
AMC Kongo Maru
DD Hayate


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


CL Yubari firing at Wake (Det.) Defense Battalion
Wake (Det.) Defense Battalion firing at CL Yubari
PB Kaiun Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kaikei Maru fired at enemy guns
PB Ikunta Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Hakkaisan Maru fired at enemy guns
PB Fukui 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 Wake Island (136,98)

TF 16 troops unloading over beach at Wake Island, 136,98





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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Shuko Maru #5
PB Sonan Maru #6
PB Sonan Maru #5
PB Shotoku Maru
PB Shoei Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Kyo Maru #8
xAK Kuraido Maru



PB Shuko Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #6 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Shotoku Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Shoei Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #10 fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #8 fired at enemy troops


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22803 troops, 299 guns, 181 vehicles, Assault Value = 627

Defending force 8168 troops, 132 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 231

Japanese adjusted assault: 266

Allied adjusted defense: 325

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
1719 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 73 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled


Allied ground losses:
559 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 61 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 14 (2 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Assaulting units:
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
67th Ind.Infantry Battalion
66th Infantry Regiment
68th Ind.Infantry Battalion
38th Division
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

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


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Ground combat at Legaspi (82,82)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2872 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 84

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 81

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 81 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Legaspi !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
Kimura Det


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Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 738 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

Defending force 1830 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 63



Assaulting units:
141st USN Stn Base Force
Wake (Det.) Defense Battalion

Defending units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF /2


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Ground combat at Kweiteh (90,46)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7888 troops, 68 guns, 25 vehicles, Assault Value = 246

Defending force 2812 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 93

Japanese adjusted assault: 174

Allied adjusted defense: 7

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kweiteh !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
1291 casualties reported
Squads: 47 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 35 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
32nd/A Division
32nd/B Division

Defending units:
51st Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1830 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

Defending force 1604 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

Japanese adjusted assault: 26

Allied adjusted defense: 4

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wake Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
389 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2021 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 75 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 33 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 32 (32 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Assaulting units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF /2

Defending units:
141st USN Stn Base Force
Wake (Det.) Defense Battalion


< Message edited by CT Grognard -- 3/19/2012 2:12:04 PM >

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Post #: 23
RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/19/2012 2:17:07 PM   
CT Grognard

 

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Current dispositions of the Asiatic Fleet as follows:

(I think losing CVL Ruyjo could have been a blessing in disguise - it gave my opponent some sort of comfort to try to commit Marblehead and DesDiv 5 to the Sulu Sea. I have Mavis's at Cagayan now able to search almost the entire length of the Makassar Strait. Clear skies are forecast for tomorrow - I have two submarines blocking off the Makassar Strait between Bandjermasin and Madjene - and a 5x DD force has refueled and re-armed at Babeldaob and are sprinting at full spead into the south Celebes Sea to try to sink damaged US warships):


CA Houston – whereabouts unknown – might have headed east from Iloilo
CL Marblehead – 8 shell hits, on fire – last seen at 73,88 (near Jolo) heading south
*CL Boise, sunk*
AD Black Hawk – assumed still at Balikpapan
DD Paul Jones – last seen at 73,88 (near Jolo) heading south
DD Whipple – 1 shell hit – last seen at 73,93 (near Jolo) heading south
DD Alden – 1 shell hit, on fire – last seen at 73,93 (near Jolo) heading south
DD John D. Edwards – 3 shell hits, on fire – last seen at 73,93 (near Jolo) heading south
DD Edsall – 1 shell hit, on fire – last seen at 73,93 (near Jolo) heading south
DD Stewart – 1 shell hit – last seen at 73,88 (near Jolo) heading south
DD Parrott – 2 shell hits, on fire – last seen at 73,88 (near Jolo) heading south
DD Bulmer – 2 shell hits, on fire – last seen at 73,88 (near Jolo) heading south
DD Barker – last seen at 73,88 (near Jolo) heading south
DD Peary – last reported at 71,90 near Tawi Tawi clearing mine field
DD Pope – last reported at 75,84 near Puerto Princesa, assumed headed south towards Celebes Sea
DD John D. Ford - last reported at 75,84 near Puerto Princesa, assumed headed south towards Celebes Sea
DD Pillsbury – 1 shell hit - last reported at 75,84 near Puerto Princesa, assumed headed south towards Celebes Sea
AV Langley - last reported at 75,84 near Puerto Princesa, assumed headed south towards Celebes Sea
AVD Childs – last reported at 71,90 near Tawi Tawi, heading south towards Celebes Sea
AVD William R. Preston – whereabouts unknown – probably headed west from Davao towards Balikpapan
AVP Heron – last seen at 75, 84 near Puerto Princesa, assumed headed south towards Celebes Sea
AS Holland - last reported at 75,84 near Puerto Princesa, assumed headed south towards Celebes Sea
AS Canopus - last reported at 75,84 near Puerto Princesa, assumed headed south towards Celebes Sea
AS Otus - last reported at 75,84 near Puerto Princesa, assumed headed south towards Celebes Sea
AM Finch – 2 shell hits – last reported at 71,90 near Tawi Tawi, headed south
AM Bittern – 1 shell hit – last reported at 71,90 near Tawi Tawi, headed south
AM Quail – last reported at 71,90 near Tawi Tawi, headed south
*AM Tanager, sunk*
*AM Lark, assumed sunk*
AM Whippoorwill – 3 shell hits – last reported at 71,90 near Tawi Tawi, headed south
*PG Asheville, assumed sunk*
*PG Tulsa, sunk*
PG Isabel – 1 shell hit – last reported at 71,90 near Tawi Tawi, headed south
PT-31 – last reported at Iba
PT-32 – last reported at Iba
PT-33 – last reported at Iba
PT-34 – last reported at Iba
*PT-35, sunk*
*PT-41, sunk*

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/19/2012 2:36:46 PM   
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All in all, I'm happy with the progress thus far.

Aside from the stuff-up with CVL Ryujo (that damn Boise! ), losses have been relatively light.

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/19/2012 6:29:43 PM   
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Below is a picture of my aerial ASW around Formosa, with Takao as an epicentre.

I am getting around 80 submarine contacts a day in this area.

CVE Hosho has been converted to a dedicated ASW platform - she is carrying eighteen B4Y1 Jeans.

Yes, Jeans.

Why? Well, the Jean has an alright normal range of 6. However, being a biplane, it has great maneuverability and most importantly, even at extended range, carries two 250kg GP bombs (which will do a real number on an Allied sub). My pilots aboard currently have an average ASW skill of around 40, and are training this skill intensively.

The idea is for CVE Hosho with its eighteen ASW experts in Jeans (of which I have 61 in the pool and have to use somehow) to operate along with a very strong ASW screen (at this stage the thinking is eight of the Ch-13 Class SC's that have four depth charge racks each for a total of 32 ASW).

This dedicated ASW Air TF would then operate under the cover of usual land-based search aircraft, and move into any areas with high concentrations of Allied subs, and, hopefully, sink some subs.






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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/19/2012 8:04:21 PM   
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I have looked at the combat replay again, and am now convinced that CL Marblehead is in trouble.

She was hit by the following:

First encounter:
CL Marblehead hit by 20cm/50 3YT-II Gun >>Superstructure hit; *Fire in Superstructure* *Severe casualties to damage control parties*

Second encounter:
CL Marblehead hit by 25mm Type 96 AA Gun >>Superstructure hit
CL Marblehead hit by 25mm Type 96 AA Gun >>Superstructure hit
CL Marblehead hit by 25mm Type 96 AA Gun ...Belt armor hit
CL Marblehead hit by 12cm/45 10YT Gun - >>Superstructure hit; *Upperworks Carried Away*
CL Marblehead hit by 20cm/50 3YT-II Gun ...Belt armor penetrated; *Internal Explosion*
CL Marblehead hit by 12cm/45 10YT Gun >>Deck armor hit
CL Marblehead hit by 20cm/50 3YT-II Gun ...Belt armor penetrated; *Severe Engine Damage*

And then right at the end of the encounter, the most important part: Magazines ordered flooded aboard CL Marblehead

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/19/2012 9:47:46 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CT Grognard

Below is a picture of my aerial ASW around Formosa, with Takao as an epicentre.

I am getting around 80 submarine contacts a day in this area.

CVE Hosho has been converted to a dedicated ASW platform - she is carrying eighteen B4Y1 Jeans.

Yes, Jeans.

Why? Well, the Jean has an alright normal range of 6. However, being a biplane, it has great maneuverability and most importantly, even at extended range, carries two 250kg GP bombs (which will do a real number on an Allied sub). My pilots aboard currently have an average ASW skill of around 40, and are training this skill intensively.

The idea is for CVE Hosho with its eighteen ASW experts in Jeans (of which I have 61 in the pool and have to use somehow) to operate along with a very strong ASW screen (at this stage the thinking is eight of the Ch-13 Class SC's that have four depth charge racks each for a total of 32 ASW).

This dedicated ASW Air TF would then operate under the cover of usual land-based search aircraft, and move into any areas with high concentrations of Allied subs, and, hopefully, sink some subs.



Interesting idea. I'll be interested to see how this plays out.

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/19/2012 11:18:56 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert
Interesting idea. I'll be interested to see how this plays out.


Torpedoed by a submarine most likely!

At least its dudsville for the US.

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RE: Scen 28C - Diary of a Masochist: CT Grognard (J) vs... - 3/20/2012 6:25:19 AM   
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ORIGINAL: EUBanana

Torpedoed by a submarine most likely!



With my luck, quite likely, yes

I have been very impressed with my land-based Zeroes thus far.

They have a total of 56 kills, for the loss of 5 Zeroes (1 A2A, 4 Ops).

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