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7 September 1942 - 4/3/2013 5:58:05 PM   
Arnhem


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7 Sept 1942

SOPAC
As anticipated, a BB force sneaks into Koumac under the cover of darkness and pounds it. Interestingly Kirishima and Kongo part of the group, gives me hope that I really put the hurt on KB.

Night Naval bombardment of Koumac at 113,156

Allied aircraft losses
Vincent I: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamashiro
BB Nagato
BB Kirishima
BB Kongo

Allied ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 20
Port hits 3

E8N2 Dave acting as spotter for BB Yamashiro
BB Yamashiro firing at Koumac
BB Nagato firing at 2nd Marine Division
BB Kirishima firing at 2nd Marine Division
BB Kongo firing at Koumac


In the morning a coordinated strike by 40 Forts closes Efate airfield once and for all, the port looks busy with ships and the B-17s will switch to port attack for the next turn. For good measure, 2 SAGs will sortie from Noumea and bombard it in the night phase. Recon shows some light forces there so I hope to scalp a few DDs in the process. Of course, there was also the time 3 old IJN DDs got past Wasp's screen and sank her... Fingers crossed.

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8 September 1942 - 4/8/2013 5:32:03 PM   
Arnhem


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8 September 1942

SOPAC
2 SAGS with orders to bombard Efate glide in under a moonless night to be met by 2 squadrons of IJN DDs. By the time North Carolina and her consorts line up to bombard the target half of the opposing DDs are burning or sinking, given the fact radar didn't play a part in detecting the enemy TFs and a near moonless night to boot I think the Allies dodged a bullet here. Daylight comes and there's heart stopping moment as the BB is still anchored off Efate, fortunately the skies are clear and the Allied TFs retreat to Noumea in good order with a half dozen ships damaged to varying degrees but no losses sustained by the Allies. A good day at the office.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Efate at 120,154, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Isokaze, Shell hits 1
DD Amatsukaze
DD Tanikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Shikinami, Shell hits 1
DD Ayanami
DD Asagiri, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Mochizuki
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
CA Portland
CA New Orleans, Shell hits 1
CA Exeter, Shell hits 4
CL Newcastle
DD Henley
DD Patterson
DD Benham
DD Lang, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Cushing
DD Perkins
DD Isaac Sweers
DD Inconstant, Shell hits 2

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 3% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 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
Katsumi, Motoi crosses the 'T'

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Efate at 120,154, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asanagi, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Sawakaze, Shell hits 27, and is sunk
DD Okikaze, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
DD Yukaze, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
DD Tachikaze, Shell hits 15, and is sunk
DD Namikaze, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Portland
CA New Orleans, Shell hits 3, on fire
CA Exeter
CL Newcastle
DD Henley
DD Patterson
DD Benham
DD Lang, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Cushing
DD Perkins
DD Isaac Sweers
DD Inconstant, Shell hits 2, on fire

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 3% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 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
Shafroth, John F. crosses the 'T'

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Night Naval bombardment of Efate at 120,154

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 37 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed on ground
B5N2 Kate: 93 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed on ground
G4M1 Betty: 19 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed on ground
G3M2 Nell: 43 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 4 destroyed on ground
A6M2 Zero: 17 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed on ground
G3M3 Nell: 24 damaged
A6M3 Zero: 2 damaged
A6M3 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
xAP Horai Maru, Shell hits 1
CA Furutaka, Shell hits 1
xAP Teibi Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Amatsukaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
BB North Carolina
CA Quincy
CA Louisville
CL St. Louis
DD Gridley
DD Craven
DD Jarvis
DD Mugford
DD Helm
DD Morris
DD Monssen
DD Gwin
DD Meredith

Japanese ground losses:
1281 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 44 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 8 (4 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Airbase hits 23
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 40
Port hits 2

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Efate at 120,154, Range 26,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Isokaze, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Tanikaze, Shell hits 20, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Shikinami, Shell hits 1
DD Ayanami
DD Mochizuki, Shell hits 2
DD Yuzuki, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
BB North Carolina, Shell hits 3
CA Louisville
CA Quincy, Shell hits 1
CL St. Louis
DD Meredith, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Gwin, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Monssen, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Morris
DD Helm
DD Mugford, Shell hits 2
DD Jarvis, Shell hits 1
DD Craven, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Gridley, Shell hits 1, on fire

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 26,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
CA Quincy engages DD Tanikaze at 26,000 yards


China
The IJA is one step closer to Chungking with an advance north of Patung, it is however only 1 division with no friends in the immediate area with no more dot bases to be ninjaed.

Ground combat at 79,45 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 14778 troops, 122 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 422
Defending force 11441 troops, 74 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 131
Japanese adjusted assault: 333
Allied adjusted defense: 133
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
602 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled

Allied ground losses:
3165 casualties reported
Squads: 148 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 160 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 5

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd Division

Defending units:
35th Chinese Corps
36th Group Army
13th Group Army
24th Group Army
39th Group Army


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9 September 1942 - 4/10/2013 3:33:10 AM   
Arnhem


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9 Sep 1942

SOPAC
B-17s continue bombing of Efate port but bad weather hampers their effectiveness. It also seems that the port has been emptied of ships, there's a TF that is heading NW from out of Efate and I'm assuming these are the cripples that were hiding out there. Am sending a 4 DD squadron from Tanna and PT boats from Luganville to have a look.

DEI
/giggle

Ground combat at Bandoeng (50,100)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 41985 troops, 579 guns, 308 vehicles, Assault Value = 807
Defending force 25446 troops, 305 guns, 75 vehicles, Assault Value = 531
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1
Japanese adjusted assault: 1090
Allied adjusted defense: 1177
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 1)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
4934 casualties reported
Squads: 114 destroyed, 167 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 67 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 18 disabled
Guns lost 43 (16 destroyed, 27 disabled)
Vehicles lost 16 (8 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
490 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 42 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled

Assaulting units:
5th Division
38th Division
2nd Division
146th Infantry Regiment
18th Division
1st Ind Engineer Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
16th Army
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
Barisan KNIL Regiment
2nd KNIL Regiment
Marinier Battalion
Mobiele Eenheid Battalion
1st KNIL Regiment
4th KNIL Regiment
6th KNIL Regiment
3rd KNIL AA Battalion
7th Avn Sup Afd
6th Avn Sup Afd
1st KNIL AA Battalion
NI-MLD
Andir ML Base Force
KNI Leger
24th NZ Pioneer Coy


and now for something completely different
2 large troop convoys from Pearl and CONUS recently disembarked their contents on Aussie soil. The 40th ID joins 4 other US IDs. 6 medium and heavy BGs were also part of the cargo. Stacking limits means no more million man stacks on islands closer to the front lines, which is probably not a bad thing considering CTG is not afraid of taking risks with his assets.

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RE: 9 September 1942 - 9/27/2013 5:13:36 PM   
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Hey Arnhem,

Is the game over or are you just not updating the AAR anymore?

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RE: 9 September 1942 - 10/17/2013 1:45:33 PM   
Arnhem


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Heyo Roel,

Not updating anymore, our turn rate is erratic, we can go a whole week with just 1 turn sometimes. That and my play style doesn't seem to lend itself to much commentary (can't decide if that's good or bad) so I kinda left it to die.

PS. Just caught up with your latest foray, much ouch you have been inflicted with. Will be following with some interest!

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