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War in Paradise - the sixth - 3/12/2012 6:18:26 AM   
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A few days ago, Brian (Borner) opened up another campaign - this time with changed faces. He´s playing the IJN and I gonna give a try with the Allied forces. Since I am really not very experienced with them it should become a very interesting game...



Mid-May, 1942

The Imperial forces made some of their initial landings so far - GG, Lunga and Irau. Another beach party was reported having a campfire at Rossel Island, but did not attack yet.
To cause the IJGHQ some trouble, I sent some cruisers and DDs on station in the vicinity of the Southern Solomons. They were lurking there just in time to meet two IJN invasion fleets...sinking a good number of them right off the beachhead! To make matters worse, my small force escaped the IJN 5th Carrier Division which had rushed south to cover the Guadalcanal operation.

Very delightful launch so far. However, I must admit the allied forces are truly weak early in the game. Not much I can do for a couple of weeks... And most of my pilots are pretty green rookies

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RE: War in Paradise - the sixth - 3/12/2012 6:25:39 AM   
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one of our coastwatchers (an English man called Ol´ Nose) took this shot yesterday... he was instantly flown out by one of our Catalinas down to an allied base, having his films developed...






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RE: War in Paradise - the sixth - 3/24/2012 10:44:14 AM   
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another sneak attack at the enemies new anchorage off Guadalcanal.... Unfortunately, one of our DDs hit a mine.




AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 05/30/42

Weather: Thunderstorms

Night Time Surface Combat, near Lunga at 38,40

Japanese Ships
MSW Noshiro Maru #2
PC Takunan Maru #10
PC Shonon Maru #15, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AP Aiyo Maru
AP Akashisan Maru
AP Atlantic Maru
AP Azuma Maru
AP Boston Maru
AP Batavia Maru
AP Ceylon Maru, Shell hits 32, on fire, heavy damage
AP Haguro Maru
AP Hikade Maru
AP Hokusho Maru, Shell hits 57, and is sunk
AP Horaisan Maru
AP Jusan Maru
AP Kaika Maru
AP Kembu Maru
AP Toei Maru
AP Yamakisan Maru

Allied Ships
CA Chester
DD Hammann, on fire, heavy damage
DD Russell
DD Walke
DD Perkins
DD Phelps
DD Monaghan


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Naval bombardment of Lunga, at 38,40

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero x 2 destroyed
A6M2 Zero x 5 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 21


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RE: War in Paradise - the sixth - 3/28/2012 6:24:24 AM   
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some of my subs are ordered to lay mines here & there... recently one of the big IJN MLs hit one. Even if not sunk, it will keep this very dangerous vessel out of the war for some time.

Otherwise relatively quiet war progress so far.

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RE: War in Paradise - the sixth - 4/3/2012 11:34:16 AM   
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brief update:

apart from an IJN CA hitting another mine no serious activity so far.

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RE: War in Paradise - the sixth - 4/4/2012 3:31:05 AM   
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here we go again.  Ralf has hit Lugna twice with a fast CA group with my carriers supposedly within covering range of the islands. Other than that, not a whole lot to report yet, although that will soon change

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RE: War in Paradise - the sixth - 4/18/2012 4:22:14 PM   
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July, 1942


Increasing action now. Had strengthened PM a bit to the point where I could launch some mediocre strikes against IJ shipping in the Lae vicinity. However, had to pull my airforce out recently after some air raids over PM.

In the meantime Kido Butai seems to be at full throttle, harassing my sea lanes everywhere. Right now they´re painting red the Aussie coast.
So we decided to send our carrier force north to retaliate a bit. Some transports were bombed at Lunga anchorage.





AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 07/10/42

Weather: Partly Cloudy

Naval bombardment of Port Moresby, at 10,40

Allied Ships
AP Ormsby, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
Men lost 349
Guns lost 1
Vehicles lost 1

Airbase hits 20
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 57
Port hits 15
Port fuel hits 10
Port supply hits 13


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Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 30

no losses


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Air attack on TF at 21,68

Japanese aircraft
D3A Val x 51
B5N Kate x 27

no losses

Allied Ships
AK Rhesus, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
AK Mungana, Bomb hits 10, on fire, heavy damage
PG Swan
AK Lycaon, Bomb hits 7, on fire, heavy damage
AK Betelgeuse, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
AK Fomalhaut, Bomb hits 11, on fire, heavy damage
SC 517, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


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Air attack on TF at 21,68

Japanese aircraft
D3A Val x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A Val x 2 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Rhesus, Bomb hits 7, on fire, heavy damage
AK Barwon, Bomb hits 5, on fire, heavy damage


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Air attack on TF at 21,68

Japanese aircraft
D3A Val x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A Val x 1 destroyed
D3A Val x 5 damaged

Allied Ships
AP Manoora, Bomb hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
AP Manunda, Bomb hits 4, on fire


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Air attack on TF, near Townsville at 10,62

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14
D3A Val x 20

Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A Val x 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Wirraway x 1 destroyed
Wirraway x 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AP Fuller, Bomb hits 8, on fire, heavy damage
SC 637, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


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Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 30

no losses


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Air attack on TF, near Lunga at 38,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 3
F4F-4 Wildcat x 22
SBD Dauntless x 93

no losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat x 5 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat x 1 damaged
SBD Dauntless x 6 destroyed
SBD Dauntless x 2 damaged

ENS C. Isozaki of F1/Tainan Daitai is credited with kill number 3

Japanese Ships
AP Shinnan Maru, Bomb hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
AP Kinugasa Maru, Bomb hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
AP Kenryu Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire
AP Batavia Maru
AP Mito Maru
AP Hakuyo Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AP Teiyo Maru, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
AP Sanko Maru, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
AP Keisho Maru
AP Hirokawa Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Japanese ground losses:
Men lost 25


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Air attack on TF, near Lunga at 38,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 8
SBD Dauntless x 34

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero x 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat x 1 damaged

ENS V. Morris of VF-3 is credited with kill number 2

Japanese Ships
AP Kenyo Maru, Bomb hits 7, on fire, heavy damage
AP Teia Maru, Bomb hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
AP Kyushu Maru, Bomb hits 3, on fire


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Air attack on TF, near Townsville at 10,62

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 25
D3A Val x 16

Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 26

no losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wirraway x 5 destroyed
Wirraway x 2 damaged

WO B.Kubota of CII-1 Daitai is credited with kill number 2

Allied Ships
AP Fuller, Bomb hits 6, on fire, heavy damage


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RE: War in Paradise - the sixth - 4/26/2012 5:58:27 PM   
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I am wondering if the Allies can compete in this game given competent Japanese play. I guess the Allies goal should be to avoid battle until the improved air units arrive in 1943, but this assume the IJN will not be overly agressive.

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RE: War in Paradise - the sixth - 4/27/2012 9:41:38 AM   
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an evasive Allied player can be quite frustrating, and you´re running into the danger either to make errors while beeing too aggressive or at least your powerful IJN forces suffering alot of wear´n´tear damage in the prolific months of 1942...

Though maybe not very fancy, you can splendidly "survive" the early stages of this game as allied player....

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RE: War in Paradise - the sixth - 5/7/2012 4:53:05 PM   
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End of July 1942

The mighty IJN set out several times for Southern waters, hunting Allied shipping and harrassing the Aussie coast. Lost a good number of transports in the process. However, nothing critical happened and I managed to keep my carriers out of harms way.
The Hebrides and SOPAC area is safe and quiet so far.

Meanwhile, the struggle for PM has begun. As it seems the Empire brought insufficient troops from Buna over the Owen Stanley Range. And since I was able to bring in major reinforcements to Port Moresby we launched an immediate attack on the intruders which are losing strength & men daily. Not sure if I can hold out long enough, but it doesn´t looks too bad.
Fortunately Brian lost a decent number of tranports during his troop shift to Buna. As I hope the lift shortage will be felt soon enough. From my own experience, the Japanese are always in a desperate need of supplies and even more: FUEL.

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RE: War in Paradise - the sixth - 5/21/2012 6:47:32 AM   
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after some flaws & bugs affecting the gameplay, and KB suffering a destastrious defeat of PM while trying to cover a renewed invasion try and outflank my forces, we dicided to give the Allies a win and to start over for another one.

Being at the End of May 1942 now again, with nothing worth to mention happening so far.

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