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31 Dec 1941 - 3/31/2012 10:58:34 AM   
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End of '41 and a fairly quiet turn so I'll be doing updates of the various theatres.

SIGINT
Ominato was reported as expanding port size to 6 so northern Japan is going to see activity of some sort, whether it's offensive or defensive in nature the buildup of American presence in the Aleutians goes ahead, I have base units and aircraft heading there, just waiting on infantry LCUs to pop up so I can ship 'em out.

India
The game of musical chairs that is moving LCUs around to satisfy garrison requirements and free up fighting LCUs for the front line is complete, forward bases along the border with Burma have at least 1 base force each, figure I've got the equivalent of 2 weak Indian Divisions and maybe an armored brigade to call on should the **** hit the fan. Not many air units to speak of at the moment apart from refugees from Singapore. Shipping wise there isn't anything of significance in the Bay of Bengal, all merchant shipping is now up near Karachi except for a handful in Colombo and Calcutta. Naval shipping is concentrated at Colombo for lack of a better place to deploy them.

Burma
Am intending to make a fight of upper Burma especially Lashio and Mykitbananananana. The Burma Division and the 17th Indian Division (once it's reconstituted) will be the mainstay of the resistance here, together with the AVG of course. If I read our HRs right, I can pull the 5th Chinese Corps from Paoshan once Rangoon falls right?

China
I ran into a wall at Ichang, CTG returned the favour at Changsha, apart from that, he's been cleaning up stragglers nearer the coast and just pushed the Chinese LCU near the Thai border back towards Nanning and I'm fixing to hold the Nanning-Kweilin-Hengyang-Changsha line. CAF units are at Chungking and training. I expect them to be useful sometime in late '42, assuming the Chinese are still around then.

Malaya and Singapore
Everything that floats has been pulled out of the area, ditto for everything that flies. Apart from a couple of base forces and ISF militia battalions, the British Army in Malaya is now safely ensconced (or is that trapped?) in Fortress Singapore, with the landing at Mersing I expect the IJA will cross the Straits of Johor by the end of the first week of January.

DEI
Search planes have a 3 CV TF east of Ternate and heading west, so KB or at least a part of it is definitely in the area, figure he's either making sure the second attempt on Ambon goes through or he's going raid Darwin and/or soften up Java for the final push. The Java Sea is empty except for light forces, will gladly trade a dozen DDs for a shot at KB. If the search planes know how to count that still leaves the other half of KB unaccounted for...

The Philippines
Nothing to report what hasn't already been reported. Just waiting on the IJA tighten the noose.

SWPAC and SOPAC
The area is busy with shipping and reinforcements bound for Pago-Suva-Noumea-Oz, I've got Cats flying out of bases in the area but will push seaplane tenders out further to get some sort of early warning if the IJN comes south. That said, any raid towards Suva would have to have some sort of AO support so I'm not really expecting anything till at least Rabaul falls, nonetheless I'm doing all I can to not be caught with my pants down.

Sub War
Allied Sub killboard
KXIV - AK Sakura Maru (6,840t)
S-38 - xAK Gyoun Maru (1,900t), xAK Kikuryu Maru (1,900t)
KXV - xAK Nojima Maru with O19(3,425t)
Sargo - xAK Gosei Maru (3,425t)
Swordfish - xAKL Yamatsuru Maru (1,650t), xAKL Muko Maru (1,650t)
Perch - DD Sazanami (2,090t)
Seadragon - xAKL Kanjo Maru (1,650t)
Tarpon - TB Manazuru (775t)
O20 - xAP Taizan Maru (on 27 Dec 1941)

Probable
Seadragon - xAKL Tamaki Maru (torp hit 1, on fire, hvy dmg, 12/12/41)
S-38 - xAK Tamon Maru (torp hit 1, on fire, 12/12/41)
KXI - xAK Kogyo Maru (torp hits 2, hvy fires/dmg, 07/12/41)

Tracker reports Tamaki Maru as sunk, not updating till I see it reflected in the ops report. An RO boat camping on the Noumea base hex launches torps at a convoy unloading an EAB, which begs the question is it there cos he thinks I will reinforce it and thus waiting for a shot at transports or is it there cos he wants to keep an eye on things cos he's going to want to visit the area and/or take Noumea?

Significant events
7 Dec 1941 - Air raid on Pearl Harbor sinks Nevada and Tennessee, with Pennsylvania eventually succumbing to fires a couple of days later. The Philippines and Malaya are invaded. CTG goes long and invades bases like Puerto Princessa and Singkawang from the word go. Repulse is torpedoed just off Singapore, she suffers moderate damage.
9 Dec 1941 - Boise sinks CVL Ryujo in the Celebes Sea before being sunk herself. Tarawa falls.
11 Dec 1941 - Wake Island falls.
12 Dec 1941 - Guam falls.
18 Dec 1941 - Hong Kong falls.
18-24 Dec 1941 - Chinese troops attempt to take Ichang but are bloodily repulsed suffering heavy casualties.
27 Dec 1941 - First major Allied success of the war, invasion convoy destroyed off Ambon by Force Z.

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RE: 29 Dec 1941 - 3/31/2012 12:18:07 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Arnhem

My avatar is the divisional patch of the British 1st Airborne Division, you know, those crazy Brits who stormed a bridge in Holland in a town of which the name escapes me for the moment and tried to hold it against German armor with nothing but rifles and umbrellas?



The name of the city escapes me too, but ur clearly delusional Arnhem. I know for a fact thats its a myth they only had rifles and umbrellas. In fact they never had any rifles issues to them!
Taunts Mark 4, mustages Mark 1 and along with the obligatory umbrellas Mark 27 is all that was needed! Well, I once heard some fairytale story about a few fellows brinigng along some mystery boxes too, i think they called them radio's, but they clearly was of no use. Too unwieldy to smack down a tiger tank in a prober and orderly fashion.

Highjack off,

Rasmus

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RE: 29 Dec 1941 - 3/31/2012 4:25:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Walloc

quote:

ORIGINAL: Arnhem

My avatar is the divisional patch of the British 1st Airborne Division, you know, those crazy Brits who stormed a bridge in Holland in a town of which the name escapes me for the moment and tried to hold it against German armor with nothing but rifles and umbrellas?



The name of the city escapes me too, but ur clearly delusional Arnhem. I know for a fact thats its a myth they only had rifles and umbrellas. In fact they never had any rifles issues to them!
Taunts Mark 4, mustages Mark 1 and along with the obligatory umbrellas Mark 27 is all that was needed! Well, I once heard some fairytale story about a few fellows brinigng along some mystery boxes too, i think they called them radio's, but they clearly was of no use. Too unwieldy to smack down a tiger tank in a prober and orderly fashion.

Highjack off,

Rasmus


Bah, radios are for wussies, death by tea and crumpets, now there's the proper way to take out a Tiger.

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1 Jan 1942 - 3/31/2012 4:49:42 PM   
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The Philippines
Bombing of Clark has resumed, fighters going up next turn to see what they can do. The IJA 65th Bde attacks the 31st PA ID and pushes it back toward Subic Bay.

China
The AVG ambushes a couple of unescorted Mary's over Nanning and butchers the lot of them. And in Changsha the reinforcements marched in the last turn and this turn the entire stack was ordered into action with rather spectacular results.

Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 148468 troops, 731 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3942
Defending force 42219 troops, 469 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 833
Allied adjusted assault: 4063
Japanese adjusted defense: 1485
Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
15033 casualties reported
Squads: 375 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 291 destroyed, 151 disabled
Engineers: 34 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 104 (67 destroyed, 37 disabled)
Vehicles lost 26 (18 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units retreated 12
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
7258 casualties reported
Squads: 121 destroyed, 568 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 83 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 56 disabled
Guns lost 25 (1 destroyed, 24 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
73rd Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
27th Group Army
30th Group Army
29th Group Army
20th Group Army
9th War Area
19th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force

Defending units:
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
6th Division
39th Division
40th Division
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
11th Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

Ship Losses to date
For the Allies, the prize pelt would be that of the Ryujo courtesy of Boise which unfortunately was sunk by the CVL's escorts. In addition to the CVL, the Allies are claiming 8 DD's sunk through surface action. The Tone is showing up as sunk due to collision somewhere near Truk, I'm not too optimistic about that one and expect to see it go off the sunk list eventually. Other than that, the IJN has lost 13 merchant ships of various sizes, mostly through sub action so all in all, pretty light losses for the IJN thus far.

In exchange the Allies have lost the following
3 BB - lost during Pearl Harbor strike (Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Nevada)
3 CL - all through surface action in the Southeast Asia region (Boise, Java, Mauritius)
7 DD - 4 Brit (trio from HK, Jupiter out of Singapore), 3 American 4-stackers
Lastly, a total of 49 AKs of mixed sizes, 2 AO, 4 TK, AS Canopus, AV Langley have also been lost, mainly through surface action as they egressed the battle zone.

Allied Sub killboard
KXIV - AK Sakura Maru (6,840t)
S-38 - xAK Gyoun Maru (1,900t), xAK Kikuryu Maru (1,900t)
KXV - xAK Nojima Maru with O19(3,425t)
Sargo - xAK Gosei Maru (3,425t)
Swordfish - xAKL Yamatsuru Maru (1,650t), xAKL Muko Maru (1,650t)
Seadragon - xAKL Kanjo Maru (1,650t), xAKL Tamaki Maru (1,650t)
Perch - DD Sazanami (2,090t)
Tarpon - TB Manazuru (775t)
O20 - xAP Taizan Maru (on 27 Dec 1941)

Probable
S-38 - xAK Tamon Maru (torp hit 1, on fire, 12/12/41)
KXI - xAK Kogyo Maru (torp hits 2, hvy fires/dmg, 07/12/41)

Updated to move xAKL Tamaki Maru into a definite kill.
S-39 takes a shot at a DD escorting Haruna just outside Kendari and gets DCed for her trouble.
RO-68 tries again at Noumea to sink an xAK and gets DCed.

Significant shinies in the coming month
CV Indomitable and CA Dorsetshire
1st Raider Bn
6th Australian ID
23rd Indian ID
2 US Construction Regiments
Production of B-17E and Hurricane IIb begins



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2 Jan 1942 - 3/31/2012 6:39:19 PM   
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SWPAC
At least half of KB pulled up off Noumea and pulverized a supply convoy unloading there, another convoy with 2 DDs escorting APs carrying an EAB was spared and is hightailing it out of there. So much for early warning. I have a hole in my search coverage called the Coral Sea and I guess on hindsight it was a little too optimistic of me to think I could deploy enough Cats to cover the whole area. At least now I know what the sub was doing there off Noumea.


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 115,160
Weather in hex: Light rain
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
B5N2 Kate x 59
D3A1 Val x 51

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Bundaleer, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Barwon, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Age, Bomb hits 14, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PG Moresby, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Barossa, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
AM Chevreuil, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Cycle, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Dundula, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Echunga, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Corinda, Bomb hits 8, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
23 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PG Moresby
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Cycle
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Barwon
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Age

So obviously I can't tangle with even half of KB with what I have in the area, I'm calling this south KB, as to why you'll see in a minute. TF composition appears to be made up of CVs with CVLs and CVEs in support and it's heading in the direction of Sydney 25 hexes away, assuming a pulse speed of 3 hexes that puts south KB within striking range in 3 turns. If it keeps coming this way and recon firms up and shows nothing but a light screen I've got something nasty planned.

The other half of KB, (which seems to be similiarly made up of CVs and CVLs/CVEs and which we'll call north KB) is about 12 hexes north of Darwin and continuing south so I'm assuming north KB is on the hunt for shipping and maybe a port strike or two. Turns out the ANZAC cruisers have just topped off their bunkers in Darwin and will steam north to try and engage north KB, I hope I plotted my course correctly otherwise I'll end up 1 hex south of it when day breaks and present the IJN with 4 cruisers for target practice, just in case the Dutch fleet is steaming to the area to see if it can have a whack at the pinata in case the ANZACs fail.




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Well that was a non-starter, the ANZAC cruisers miss out on north KB completely which allows KB to pound on Darwin, nothing important sinks but I've got damage to quite a few ships. North KB is now only 4 hexes off Darwin and I'm revectoring the ANZAC cruisers, the Dutch fleet, 3 DDs from Darwin and a pair of damaged CLs inbound from Java all into the area to try for an intercept, the super SAG of BBs and CAs is half a day behind KB and I expect the next turn to be real messy.

To the south, KB continues coming on Sydney, have vectored a USN SAG from Sydney to try a mid-ocean intercept, here goes nothing.

Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
B5N1 Kate x 18
B5N2 Kate x 54
D3A1 Val x 44

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Wulin, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Electra, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Bontekoe, Bomb hits 1
TK Havfru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Dragon, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAKL Isla Filipinas, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
CA Canberra, Bomb hits 2
xAP Kajang, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Tjisaroea, Bomb hits 1
xAP Candesa, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Oriskany, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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

Port hits 4
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
18 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Massive explosion on xAKL Oriskany

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Afternoon Air attack on Brisbane , at 96,160
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
B5N2 Kate x 18
D3A1 Val x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 8 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
AMc Tongkol, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Port hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' *
Port Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' *
Port Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' *
Port Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb




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4 Jan 1942 - 4/1/2012 10:10:43 AM   
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Battle of Timor Sea
The results of the turn come back better than I expected but I was expecting the worst, still, the losses suffered were significant in exchange for basically nothing.

We start off with the indomitable Marblehead, this ship is shaping up to be a lucky ship, having survived contact with enemy surface forces in the flight from the Philippines, she was on her way to Darwin and safer ports beyond when the enemy CV TF popped up 2 turns ago, together with De Ruyter and 2 DDs I pushed her into battle in an effort to maxmise the chance one of my SAGS would connect with the IJN CVs and inflict damage. The IJN DDs do a magnificent job of screening the flattops (in the combat report, not shown here) and subsequently little damage is done to KB(-).
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 69,120, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Akagi
CVL Zuiho
CL Abukuma, Shell hits 2
DD Arare
DD Kasumi
DD Akikaze
DD Yukaze
DD Nokaze
DD Namikaze
DD Numakaze

Allied Ships
CL De Ruyter, Shell hits 3
CL Marblehead, Shell hits 1
DD Vampire, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Vendetta

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CL Abukuma at 20,000 yards


It's next the turn of the Dutch and Adm Doorman shapes up to be a really effective leader, he's crossed the T twice already in 2 engagements of this particular fleet. It's a pity the ships under his command cannot take advantage of his opening positioning and the enemy CVs get away, this will cost the Dutch dearly later in the day.
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,118, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga, Shell hits 2
CV Akagi
CVL Zuiho
CL Abukuma, Shell hits 1
DD Arare, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Kasumi
DD Akikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Yukaze
DD Nokaze, Shell hits 1
DD Namikaze
DD Numakaze

Allied Ships
CL Tromp, Shell hits 3
DD John D. Edwards, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
DD Whipple, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Piet Hein, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Kortenaer
DD Evertsen
DD Witte de With
DD Van Nes, Shell hits 1
DD Banckert
DD Tenedos, Shell hits 1, on fire

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Doorman, Karel WFM crosses the 'T'
CL Tromp engages CV Kaga at 20,000 yards

First wave of airstrikes from KB(-)
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Truscott at 71,121

Weather in hex: Light cloud
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 17
B5N2 Kate x 39
D3A1 Val x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD John D. Edwards, heavy fires
DD Whipple, on fire
CL Tromp, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Witte de With, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Piet Hein, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Banckert, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Tenedos, on fire
DD Kortenaer
DD Evertsen, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Van Nes, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
26 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
17 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Magazine explodes on CL Tromp
Witte de With dead in the water ...
Banckert dead in the water ...
Piet Hein dead in the water ...
Kortenaer dead in the water ...
Evertsen dead in the water ...
Van Nes dead in the water ...

2nd wave doesn't find many targets left
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Truscott at 71,121

Weather in hex: Light cloud
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Kortenaer, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Whipple, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD John D. Edwards, heavy fires
DD Tenedos, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Kortenaer dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Kortenaer
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Whipple
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD John D. Edwards

In addition, the planes of the 1st Air Fleet also claim 2 damaged xAKs that were limping their way into Darwin from Java. Total butcher's bill for the day is Tromp and 9 DDs (4 Dutch, 1 Brit, 2 USN, 2 other Dutch DDs are very badly damaged and are fighting heavy fires, am counting those 2 as sunk unless they make Darwin).

The ANZAC cruisers were my best hope for inflicting crippling damage on the IJN CVs but they could not intercept twice in a row, KB(-) changed course drastically with each turn ensuring the cruisers would run into empty sea. My losses have been extremely heavy and I've gutted the ABDA surface fleet for little gain, there won't be much left to oppose the IJN in the Java Sea from here on end. On the other hand, I suppose it could have been worse, my heavy surface assets are untouched when they could have easily suffered the same fate as the Dutch fleet.

To the south, the other element of KB has disappeared, I had expected that element to come close enough to Sydney to bomb the port but it's disappeared I suppose I should be happy for small mercies.

This engagement has made me a little more circumspect in gunning for KB when it presents itself, on hindsight given the assets I had and the lack of naval search to paint an accurate picture for my SAGs to react into the IJN CVs I should have resisted the temptation to engage and bided my time till a more advantageous position opened up. The line between daring and folly is a fine one and I definitely tripped over it to fall onto folly with this battle.

Sub War
One of my precious AKs is torpedoed off CONUS, she's on fire and will try to make port. Swordfish puts one into the side of xAK Raisin Maru near Saishu To just off the Home Islands, I didn't see any escorts so hopefully this will make CTG commit assets to protect even the shortest hops in the safest waters. KXII takes a shot at Hiei off Mersing but nothing comes out of that

SIGINT
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade is planning for an attack on Sian.




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RE: 5 Jan 1942 - 4/1/2012 6:28:27 PM   
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Kudos for a gutsy move to try and intercept KB with SAGs. It seemed like a "tail of the tiger" move where you were OK as long as you were close enough to hold onto the tail, but once it slipped out of reach - OUCH! Too bad you didn't get one more intercept - those DDs had to be running low on ammo.

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China
CTG seems to be in a hurry in China, think he's trying to roll up my MLR, am pushing additional corps over to try and hold what I have.

Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 8692 troops, 72 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 247
Defending force 10015 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 164
Japanese adjusted assault: 184
Allied adjusted defense: 103
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
1024 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 98 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Allied ground losses:
523 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment

Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps
35th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force


Malaya and Singapore
Port strike on Singapore harbour takes out the only 2 inhabitants, a pair of HDMLs. Malaya is full of meatball base symbols.

DEI
Palembang is swept by A6Ms out of Singkawang, first time CTG has done that.

The Philippines
The result of attacking with no supplies, note the much reduced AV values for the Allied stack. The defence of the Philippines is by far the most serious mistake I've made in this game, I had hoped to tie up Japanese forces here well into March. If CTG knew about my supply situation he'd would have Luzon in about a week of game time.

Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 20106 troops, 238 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 673
Defending force 26355 troops, 257 guns, 374 vehicles, Assault Value = 749
Allied adjusted assault: 76
Japanese adjusted defense: 2641
Allied assault odds: 1 to 34

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

Japanese ground losses:
521 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled

Allied ground losses:
3806 casualties reported
Squads: 59 destroyed, 377 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 70 disabled
Engineers: 40 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 62 (8 destroyed, 54 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (3 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Assaulting units:
51st PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
1st PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
21st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
Clark Field AAF Base Force
Far East USAAF
1st PI Base Force
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
Cavite USN Base Force

Defending units:
2nd Formosa Inf. Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
48th Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

SWPAC
ANZAC cruisers are caught just getting into Darwin by 1st Air Fleet.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Darwin at 76,124
Weather in hex: Overcast
Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 46
D3A1 Val x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 5 damaged
D3A1 Val: 3 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Perth
CL Leander, Bomb hits 2
CA Australia, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
CL Achilles, Bomb hits 2
DD Pillsbury

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
19 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
8 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
19 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

As you can see from the screenshot below, I will soon be in a world of hurt, I've collected all my merchies in one place in time for them to be shot to pieces. With KB South just off Townsville and coming up fast I can only assume CTG will stay in the area till every ship in Darwin is at the bottom of the harbour. It essentially comes down to fight or flight and flight is basically choosing another way to die in this scenario. Staying in port will force CTG to roll the dice as to what ships his bombs will hit and I've got a lot of ships I can afford to lose without breaking a sweat, hopefully he runs out of bombs before I run out of ships. To be sure, I'm trying to prepare myself for the pain of losing everything there. And when I say everything I'm looking at about 4 cruisers, a dozen DDs, a dozen TKs and maybe 20 odd of the larger AKs that I will be loathe to lose, everything else is cannonfodder as far as I'm concerned. I'm looking to the latter ships to be my bomb magnets, insofar as a HDML can absorb one bomb before it becomes a reef.

However, if I am about to die, it will not be peacefully, a scratch TF of the least battered ships of ABDA under that hero of the hour Adm Doorman will sally forth to try and engage KB North on what will certainly be their death ride.

Sub War
We both continue taking potshots at unescorted AKs in our respective enemy's home waters, I continue duding while CTG takes down an xAK.





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RE: 6 Jan 1942 - 4/2/2012 7:29:02 AM   
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Darwin always seems to be a trap in early 1942 - just not enough strength around to keep the Japs from waltzing in at their leisure. He is likely to send his large SAG [the BBs] into the harbour to bombard. I hope you have sown every mine available there!
Looking forward to seeing how Krazy Karl Doorman's Death Drive turns out - sic 'em boy!

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6 Jan 1942 - 4/2/2012 9:29:19 AM   
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Alas Jim, ships did sink but not those that I hoped for, more on that later.

SIGINT
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade is planning for an attack on Sian.

India
Port Blair is invaded and falls.

China
CTG suicides in an armored car unit into Changteh for what I can only assume to be a cheap way to recon or he set the unit to move mode instead of combat and it came in faster than the main body, whatever the case, it shock attacked and then retreated.

An IJA division has also moved into Nanyang.

Ground combat at Changteh (81,50)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 180 troops, 0 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 18
Defending force 19276 troops, 81 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 542
Japanese adjusted assault: 0
Allied adjusted defense: 1055
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 41 (40 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
9th Armored Car Co

Defending units:
94th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
6th Construction Regiment
6th War Area

The Philippines
Ground attack at Clark, won't be long till the end now. I've disbanded all my air groups as per HRs regarding USAAFE units since nothing can fly without supply.

Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 22702 troops, 257 guns, 294 vehicles, Assault Value = 755
Defending force 19580 troops, 280 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 325
Japanese adjusted assault: 549
Allied adjusted defense: 190
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
592 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 28 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1307 casualties reported
Squads: 22 destroyed, 105 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 44 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 26 (5 destroyed, 21 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd Formosa Inf. Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
48th Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
21st PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
Clark Field AAF Base Force
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
Far East USAAF
14th PS Engineer Regiment
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
1st PI Base Force
Cavite USN Base Force


SWPAC
I set a path for Doorman's SAG to try and avoid the IJN SAGs just off Darwin but blundered into both of them, never got near a flattop, in a series of surface actions, the Allied SAG is destroyed. For the record, I now have 23 of 90 active DDs and 6 of 23 cruisers sunk. And I remember just telling myself two turns ago to not be so gung ho.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Darwin at 73,123, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara, Shell hits 1
DD Fubuki
DD Usugumo
DD Shirayuki
DD Hatsuyuki
DD Nagatsuki, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Wakatake
DD Kuretake
DD Sanae

Allied Ships
CL Achilles
CL Perth
DD Pillsbury, Shell hits 1
DD Stuart
DD Voyager
DD Vendetta
DD Van Ghent
DD Le Triomphant, Shell hits 1

Improved night sighting under 82% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 82% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 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
Doorman, Karel WFM crosses the 'T'

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Darwin at 74,122, Range 11,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Seagull V: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna, Shell hits 1
CA Takao, Shell hits 1
CA Atago, Shell hits 1
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya
CA Kumano, Shell hits 1
CL Jintsu, Shell hits 1
CL Isuzu
DD Asashio, Shell hits 1
DD Michishio, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Akatsuki

Allied Ships
CL Achilles, Shell hits 2
CL Perth, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Pillsbury
DD Stuart
DD Voyager
DD Vendetta
DD Van Ghent
DD Le Triomphant, Shell hits 1


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Improved night sighting under 82% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 82% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 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

Day Time Surface Combat, near Darwin at 73,122, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna, Shell hits 1
CA Takao
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya
CA Kumano
CL Jintsu, Shell hits 1
DD Akatsuki

Allied Ships
DD Pillsbury, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Stuart, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
DD Voyager, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
DD Vendetta, Shell hits 4, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 22,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 22,000 yards

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Darwin at 76,124
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
D3A1 Val x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Van Ghent, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring an Allied PG

< Message edited by Arnhem -- 4/2/2012 10:54:18 PM >

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RE: 7 Jan 1942 - 4/2/2012 2:18:59 PM   
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Pity!
We can always hope they foiled the bombardment of Darwin by that BB group.

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7 Jan 1942 - 4/2/2012 11:22:25 PM   
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Obviously the focus will be on Darwin for the next couple of turns so we'll get right into it.

Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
B5N1 Kate x 16
B5N2 Kate x 54
D3A1 Val x 40

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Van Heemskerck, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Paul Jones, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CMc Soemenep, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Rochussen, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CA Australia, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CM Gouden Leeuw, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Marblehead, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AS Zuiderkruis, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AVP Pollux, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Tjikandi, Bomb hits 1
CL Dragon, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage

Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
16 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

My goal here is to have my more important ships afloat after KB is done working over Darwin and for this turn at least my mission is accomplished, lots of bombs and lots of damage but only a CMc and an AVP sunk. The other part of KB, just off Horn Island now, which I assume would contain the 4 other fleet CVs will be in range on the next turn. That turn should be cringeworthy from my pov but I'm hoping the RNG gods smile upon my pixel navy and keep sinking the small stuff.

China
Sian's on CTG's hit list but he'll probably clear up Loyang, Chengchow and Nanyang before moving on that, I've ordered a deliberate attack on that lone IJA division in Nanyang. Moving units to shore up Sian as well as it's western flank anchored on Lanchow with other Area Armies digging in on the road all the way back to Chungking.

In southern China, Nanning and possibly Liuchow through to Hengyang are under threat. I've diverted what reserves I have from Chungking and an Area Army from Changsha but I have fewer LCUs here with a lot more to defend compared to the north.

Singapore
Bombing has become constant and heavier, engineers are still keeping pace with repairs.

Philippines
Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 23189 troops, 260 guns, 336 vehicles, Assault Value = 722
Defending force 18305 troops, 273 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 215
Japanese adjusted assault: 281
Allied adjusted defense: 103
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Clark Field !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
559 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled

Allied ground losses:
7453 casualties reported
Squads: 390 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 339 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 105 (105 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 47 (47 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 12

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
4th Tank Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd Formosa Inf. Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
21st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
51st PA Infantry Division
Far East USAAF
14th PS Engineer Regiment
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
Clark Field AAF Base Force
1st PI Base Force
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
Cavite USN Base Force

Clark falls, Bataan is the only Allied base on Luzon left.

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8 Jan 1942 - 4/3/2012 6:14:33 PM   
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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
B5N2 Kate x 54
D3A1 Val x 40

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CM Gouden Leeuw, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Perak, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Leander, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AVP Orion, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL Dragon, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
CA Australia, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL De Ruyter, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
CA Canberra, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Zannis Cambanis, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Wulin, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL Marblehead, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAP Poelau Bras, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AMc Bantam, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Van Landsberge, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Hong Kheng, Bomb hits 1
xAK Toendjoek, Bomb hits 1, on fire
TK British Sailor, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

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

Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 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
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Severe storms
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
B5N1 Kate x 16

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Bintang, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Kota Agoeng, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Sipora, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AGP Eridanus, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AG Deneb, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CM Gouden Leeuw, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Massive explosion on xAKL Sipora
Ships sunk for this round are the British Sailor which I kinda care about and an AMc which I don't care about.

China
Meanwhile in other parts of the map, there's a war going on.

Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 46625 troops, 152 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1413
Defending force 12037 troops, 102 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 353
Allied adjusted assault: 1830
Japanese adjusted defense: 178
Allied assault odds: 10 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
5336 casualties reported
Squads: 120 destroyed, 108 disabled
Non Combat: 120 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 24 (6 destroyed, 18 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
631 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 55 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
41st Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
4th Construction Regiment
2nd Group Army
5th War Area
22nd Group Army

Defending units:
116th Division

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9 Jan 1942 - 4/3/2012 6:20:30 PM   
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The second strike is from the main element of KB, note the numbers of aircraft for the 2 strikes, my opponent said he set the strike for airfield attack wasting a round of mission sorties, I'll take my little victories however they come.

Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
B5N1 Kate x 16
B5N2 Kate x 54
D3A1 Val x 41

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Klang, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Van Overstraten, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Elout, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Leander, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AG Deneb, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL De Ruyter, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Silverbeech, Bomb hits 1
CL Marblehead, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
xAP Tjisaroea, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AVP Orion, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Canberra, Bomb hits 3, heavy damage
CM Krakatau, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAP Mijer, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CMc Bangkalen, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
CL Dragon, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Perak, and is sunk

Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
16 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 36
B5N2 Kate x 86
D3A1 Val x 83

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 damaged
Hudson I: 5 damaged
Hudson I: 1 destroyed on ground
Wirraway: 1 damaged
Wirraway: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
xAP Van Swoll, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Neleus, Bomb hits 1
xAP Tjisaroea, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Canberra, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
CL De Ruyter, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 17
Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
23 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Sunk ships for this round are a CMc and 2 small xAPs, everything else is still afloat but about a dozen ships are just barely above the waterline, looking at the way the damage is piling up, I'm consigned to losing all my cruisers and destroyers but if that saves me the merchies then I guess I'll take it.

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10 Jan 1942 - 4/3/2012 8:03:40 PM   
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Sweet
Sub attack near Truscott at 72,121

Japanese Ships
CV Akagi, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CL Abukuma
CL Nagara
DD Namikaze
DD Nokaze
DD Nagatsuki
DD Harusame
DD Sanae
DD Kuretake
DD Wakatake
DD Numakaze

Allied Ships
SS Shark

Fuel storage explosion on CV Akagi
SS Shark launches 4 torpedoes at CV Akagi

I don't think she's burning out of control though, the attack occured during the night pulse of the turn and when it came time for Darwin's daily dose the aircraft count looked to be about the same so she's clearly still capable of flight ops. Might persuade CTG it's not such a good idea to have CVs hang around a fixed spot for too long. Anyways, I have a half dozen of Shark's friends close behind, one of them could get lucky again.

SWPAC
Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
B5N1 Kate x 16
B5N2 Kate x 54
D3A1 Val x 40

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 3 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
TK Havfru, Bomb hits 1
xAP Kinta, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Kepong, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CL De Ruyter, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Hong Peng, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Sin Kheng Seng, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Express, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Dragon, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CA Canberra, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Oriskany, Bomb hits 1
xAK Toendjoek, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Van der Lijn, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAP Camphuys, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
16 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Massive explosion on xAP Camphuys


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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
B5N2 Kate x 85
D3A1 Val x 83

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CA Canberra, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CM Kung Wo, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Bintang, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Kota Baroe, Bomb hits 1
CM Krakatau, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Matang, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAP Poelau Telo, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL De Klerk, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Dragon, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Whippoorwill, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Bellerophon, Bomb hits 1
xAP Kedah, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Vampire, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Le Maire, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAKL De Haan, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Van Rees, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Manoeran, Bomb hits 1

Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
14 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
23 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
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 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Sunk ships for this turn includes 2xCM, 1xAG and a small xAP. Not counting the combat ships I lost trying to nail KB, I've lost a total of 11 ships worth 38 VPs (of which British Sailor takes 19 VPs) from direct port attacks over the past 4 days. Counting 3 more ships lost on March 3rd the total comes out to 14 ships worth 44 VPs. I'm not going to count my chickens before they're hatched so will continue preparing for the worst while hoping for the best.

China
Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 8142 troops, 72 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 188
Defending force 9774 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 140
Japanese adjusted assault: 26
Allied adjusted defense: 99
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 1)

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

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

Allied ground losses:
256 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment

Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps
35th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force

Just 2 brigades worth of IJA, I'm moving in an Area Army from Liuchow, as long as CTG continues sending LCUs piecemeal I'll continue trying to chop them up

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Post #: 46
11 Jan 1942 - 4/4/2012 7:33:42 AM   
Arnhem


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SWPAC
Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 40
B5N1 Kate x 16
B5N2 Kate x 139
D3A1 Val x 120

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged
D3A1 Val: 6 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Dragon, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CL Leander, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Surigao, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Mijer, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AS Janssens, Bomb hits 1
CM Kung Wo, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
CA Canberra, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Express, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Demodocus, Bomb hits 1
AM Ballarat, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Van Cloon, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Van Swoll, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Tabinta, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Bulmer, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Liran, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Kota Agoeng, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL De Klerk, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Candioa, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AM Pieter de Bitter, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Kedah, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AG Gemma, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Van den Bosch, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Kota Inten, Bomb hits 1
AGP Wega, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AVP Orion, and is sunk

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

Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 4
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
23 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
16 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 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
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 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
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Australia and Marblehead succumb to the barrage of bombs this turn, they go down along with AMx2, AVPx1, AGx1, xAPx1, xAKx1 and an xAKL. This turn is the tipping point as about half of the ships present in Darwin harbour have been damaged, from here the sinkings come hard and fast. I suppose it would be instructional to do a breakdown of just how many bombs it took to sink the more important ships but am feeling a little helpless and not a little vengeful just sitting there taking the hits without any meaningful reply so you'll excuse me readers if I just post the reports.

Sub War
Salmon takes a shot at a troop convoy near Cam Ranh Bay but nothing connects, am getting ready to redeploy my subs to the mouth of Manila Bay once Bataan falls.

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Post #: 47
12 Jan 1942 - 4/4/2012 7:53:04 AM   
Arnhem


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SWPAC
Bombardment of Darwin this turn, don't tell me he's gunning for northern Oz?

Night Naval bombardment of Darwin at 76,124 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
47 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Hatakaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Harukaze
DD Asakaze

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

Emery Point Fortress firing at DD Hatakaze
DD Hatakaze firing at Emery Point Fortress
DD Matsukaze firing at Emery Point Fortress
DD Harukaze firing at Darwin
DD Asakaze firing at Sparrow Battalion

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Afternoon Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 41
B5N1 Kate x 16
B5N2 Kate x 139
D3A1 Val x 120

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged
D3A1 Val: 6 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Van Rees, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Bulmer, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CA Canberra, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Aldegonda, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CM Kung Wo, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Sin Kheng Seng, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Siberg, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Express, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Taiyuan, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Sipirok, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Bantam, Bomb hits 1
CL Dragon, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Ipoh, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AGP Eridanus, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Demodocus, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Bengalen, Bomb hits 1
xAP Legaspi, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Van Heemskerck, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AS Janssens, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Manoeran, Bomb hits 1
AS Zuiderkruis, Bomb hits 1
TK Pan Scandia, Bomb hits 1
xAP Rochussen, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Mijer, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AMc Digoel, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Elout, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Rooseboom, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Hong Peng, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Silverbeech, Bomb hits 1

Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
23 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port 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 bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
16 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 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
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 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
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

De Ruyter is the significant casualty for this round, she's joined by half a dozen xAPs and an AMc. I could have scuttled quite a few of them starting two turns ago but I figure as long as they're afloat they can eat another bomb meant for a yet undamaged ship and I still have lots of valuable boats in that harbour I mean to extract.

Sub War
Got an I-boat off Christmas Island, I have to say the I-boats off PH started disappearing a couple of turns ago, wonder if he's redeploying them to SWPAC for interdiction duties.

I now have 10 subs in the seas off Darwin and 2 of them take a shot at screening DDs but no one gets in a position to draw a bead on a flattop, all I need is a working salvo of torps to turn this little adventure of CTG's around, here's hoping.

Making Lemonade
The assets CTG has assigned to the Darwin operation is pretty staggering, obviously KB is there as well as at least 2 BBs, half a dozen CAs and goodness knows how many DDs. I'm trying to make the most of his focus by running convoys hard to SWPAC, I mean to reinforce and hold the bases guarding the approaches to Australia to a point that even if they were cut off from reinforcements and supplies they would be able to hold indefinitely. We'll return to this in detail when Singapore and the DEI falls. Another area of focus is Burma and India, supplies are flowing smoothly into India and fort levels are coming along nicely along coastal hexes and the Burmese-Indian border. Moulmein is occupied and the drive on Rangoon and points north has started. The approaches to China from Burma are lightly held but the reorgnization of the northern Area Armies should free up some LCUs for me to guard the border with Burma, that will take a little time.

Singapore
Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 57177 troops, 487 guns, 207 vehicles, Assault Value = 1800
Defending force 55619 troops, 565 guns, 351 vehicles, Assault Value = 1125
Japanese adjusted assault: 497
Allied adjusted defense: 1937
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
9388 casualties reported
Squads: 141 destroyed, 761 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 75 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 100 disabled
Guns lost 70 (2 destroyed, 68 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1705 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 81 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 122 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 33 (4 destroyed, 29 disabled)
Vehicles lost 22 (3 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
18th Division
5th Division
Imperial Guards Division
2nd Division

Defending units:
2nd Malay Battalion
1st Manchester Battalion
1st Malay Battalion
2nd Gordons Battalion
2/17 Dogra Battalion
SSVF Brigade
22nd Australian Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
27th Australian Brigade
2nd Loyal Battalion
11th Indian Division
9th Indian Division
110th RAF Adv Base Force
Singapore Base Force
Singapore Fortress
Malaya Army
224 Group RAF
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
AHQ Far East
III Indian Corps
109th RAF Adv Base Force
2nd ISF Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
113th RAF Adv Base Force
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
112th RAF Adv Base Force
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
223 Group RAF
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
Malayan Air Wing
111th RAF Adv Base Force
109th RN Base Force

Am sorely tempted to do a DA to eject the 4 IDs on the island but recon shows 25 units on the follow on wave coming south from Johor. The objective is to deny the use of Singapore harbour for as long as possible so I'll just sit there and take it for as long as the garrison will stand.

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Post #: 48
RE: 12 Jan 1942 - 4/4/2012 1:47:59 PM   
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He needs to do deliberate attacks.. this cost him time. Your the winner in singapore for now.

About Darwin, unless he brought a lot of tanker support, he'll need to leave soon. Also, any AKE's spotted?

If you got carriers nearby and he is out of torpedoes it might be interesting to try and puounce him...

< Message edited by Cannonfodder -- 4/4/2012 1:50:38 PM >


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Post #: 49
RE: 12 Jan 1942 - 4/4/2012 4:38:16 PM   
Arnhem


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cannonfodder

He needs to do deliberate attacks.. this cost him time. Your the winner in singapore for now.

About Darwin, unless he brought a lot of tanker support, he'll need to leave soon. Also, any AKE's spotted?

If you got carriers nearby and he is out of torpedoes it might be interesting to try and puounce him...


Hello stranger!

Well, we'll see what else he's bringing to the party in Singapore, the extra ID is already beyond historical so I guess he wants it bad.

I haven't seen any support ships but I only have Hudsons flying out of Darwin so their reach isn't too far. I think he means to go at it until his CVs are winchester, I'm tempted to sortie my CVs but 3 vs KB(+) in Jan '42? I don't relish my odds, just look at how my surface forces performed when they contacted the enemy CVs.

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Post #: 50
13 Jan 1942 - 4/4/2012 5:45:21 PM   
Arnhem


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Singapore
Singapore is absolutely pasted, multiple waves of bombers. Am sitting tight. My best chance of prolonging this is to hope for 1 or 2 more attacks to go my way and then pushing him off the island.

SWPAC
Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 41
B5N1 Kate x 16
B5N2 Kate x 138
D3A1 Val x 121

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 3 damaged
D3A1 Val: 6 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Tjikandi, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Tabinta, Bomb hits 2, on fire
AS Janssens, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Liran, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Sigli, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Benakat, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
xAP Tjisaroea, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Prominent, Bomb hits 1, on fire
HDML P 9, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Oriskany, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Electra, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAP Kota Agoeng, Bomb hits 1
xAP Bontekoe, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
TK Havfru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Hong Kheng, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AVP Merel, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAKL Lee Sang, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AGP Sirius, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
AMc Rahman, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Poelau Bras, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AGP Wega, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Toendjoek, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Yu Sang, Bomb hits 3, on fire
xAP Van Imhoff, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Fortuna, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Tai Sang, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Dragon, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Boero, Bomb hits 1
DD Vampire, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Kepong, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Neptuna, Bomb hits 2
xAP Kinta, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Elout, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Manoeran, Bomb hits 1
AM Jan van Amstel, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AGP Aldebaran, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AG Gold Star, Bomb hits 1
xAP Le Maire, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Van Overstraten, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL De Haan, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Kota Inten, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Van den Bosch, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Bintang, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Sinabang, Bomb hits 1
TK Aldegonda, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
ACM Colonel Harrison, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AVP Tydeman, Bomb hits 1
AS Zuiderkruis, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Tjikarang, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAKL Kwangtung, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP S'Jacob, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Silverbeech, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Zannis Cambanis, Bomb hits 1, on fire
ML No. 311, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Lematang, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAKL De Klerk, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Pendopo, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Express, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Djirak, Bomb hits 1
AMc Beryl, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Matang, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Pan Scandia, Bomb hits 1

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

Port hits 12
Port fuel hits 4
Port supply hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
17 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
23 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
16 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 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
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Massive explosion on AS Janssens
Massive explosion on xAP Neptuna
Massive explosion on xAP Van Imhoff
Massive explosion on xAKL Kwangtung

It's getting painful to watch now, this episode has humbled me beyond measure, am beating myself up for wasting my surface assets going after KB and for putting all my eggs in one basket and not pushing out the merchies to safer ports when I could have done so earlier. The losses are not what gets my goat, it's the relative ease at which I'm handing CTG VPs. On hindsight I should have scattered everything on the first sighting of KB coming down from the north of Darwin, object lessons galore from this episode, hopefully I put up a better fight for the DEI and SWPAC.

Canberra, Leander and Dragon all go under this turn, other significant losses includes a medium sized TK, the rest are the usual small fry like AMc/HDML/ML/AGP, a couple of smallish xAPs also bite the dust.

Sub War
Cachalot takes a shot at a DD screening KB but misses. I now have 10 subs within 3 hexes of KB and another 6 more coming in from Java and from positions south of the Philippines. Am spreading out the subs on random patrol paths around KB as I cannot predict with certainty where the CVs will be on any given turn.

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RE: 13 Jan 1942 - 4/4/2012 8:55:54 PM   
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All those ships wont mean that much if you are able to get one or two of those CVs... Truk is a long way to sail with a damaged CV..

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RE: 13 Jan 1942 - 4/5/2012 1:37:43 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cannonfodder

All those ships wont mean that much if you are able to get one or two of those CVs... Truk is a long way to sail with a damaged CV..


Meh, I wouldn't put too much money on that horse there, too many things have to go right for that to happen, not saying I wouldn't welcome it though :p

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14 Jan 1942 - 4/5/2012 2:11:34 AM   
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Singapore
IJAAF is piling it on but engineers are keeping pace with repairs and inching up fort levels, currently on fort 3 but the rate of increase won't be enough to hit 4 before the city falls so have stopped building in order to conserve supply. Supply levels are a healthy 55k, draw down has accelerated due to repairs and I suppose AA fire has a part in that as well. My units are well rested, xp/morale got a jump from the previous attack so I'm hoping for another result to go my way before I give a counterattack some consideration.

SWPAC
Betties from out of Kendari? (guessing) have joined the fray this turn, KB might be low on fuel and/or ammo, CTG has collapsed everything into a single hex and naval search reports the TFs heading NW, fingers crossed he's bugging out.

The Dutch search planes have spotted a 6 BB TF traversing the Java Sea, I thought it was going to bombard Palembang/Batavia in preparation for an invasion TF or something but it has continued east and is now past Java, it was a great opportunity to get at it with my Brit torpedo bombers and Dutch level bombers as it was going to be out of range of the Zeroes from Singkawang but not a single plane flew so that was a bit of a letdown. I'm assuming he's coming to stand guard on Darwin to catch stragglers, depending on how KB moves I might visit this heavy SAG shortly.

Losses for the day include Bulmer, Express, a Dutch AS, 4 small xAPs and a bunch of other smaller craft.

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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AG Canopus, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AGP Wega, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 33
B5N1 Kate x 16
B5N2 Kate x 71
D3A1 Val x 93

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged
D3A1 Val: 7 damaged

Allied Ships
TK Djirak, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAP Neptuna, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Bellerophon, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Poelau Telo, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AMc MMS D, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Demodocus, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAP Van Neck, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Silverbeech, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CM Kung Wo, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Parigi, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAP Rooseboom, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AMc Bogor, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Zannis Cambanis, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
DD Van Ghent, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Tai Sang, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Van Cloon, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Tasman, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAK Yu Sang, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
DD Electra, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
TK Ambo, Bomb hits 2
AS Janssens, and is sunk

Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
16 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
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 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 67
D3A1 Val x 26

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CM Kung Wo, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Toendjoek, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Kota Agoeng, Bomb hits 1
xAP Stagen, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAKL Sigli, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Kota Tjandi, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AVP Tydeman, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Van der Lijn, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Kota Baroe, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Bantam, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Camphuys, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DD Paul Jones, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
23 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb


Sub War
3 of my subs have a go at KB but encounter screening DDs, Sturgeon and Perch are contacted but survive the DCing. If KB is indeed pulling out, the majority of my subs are now behind it and are out of play, am repositioning them to cover the approaches to Darwin in prep for that heavy SAG. I still have half a dozen subs in the Banda Sea and will head for chokepoints which lead out to Truk which I assume is KB's final destination.

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15 Jan 1942 - 4/5/2012 11:13:55 AM   
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In other news
Tawi Tawi and Jesselton are invaded.

DEI
A gaggle of ships has suddenly appeared south of Singapore and is either heading for Batavia or Osthaven. One of the Dutch subs took a look at the composition of the TFs and it sure looks an invasion fleet, APs screened by DDs,AMCs and TBs.

Burma
The IJA begins its assault on Burma proper, moving in from Moulmein we have

112 Inf Reg
143 Inf Reg
55 Eng Reg
55 Mountain Gun Reg
21 Med FA Bn
33 Div
15 Army

so that's about 2 Divs worth, in opposition I have the Burma Division and 17th Indian but the latter is still waitiing on a Bde humping it over from India, the AVG is raring to go, hope he sends the Army, the A6Ms would be hard to beat at this stage.

Singapore
Continued bombing, flak seems to damage quite a few airframes with each attack but I don't see any appreciable drop in enemy bombers.

SWPAC
I lose another 11 ships to fire and damage this turn, among them the 7,500t xAP Poelau Bras (shown below). I might take a look at the total damage inflicted once the ships stop sinking, lots of ships in the red.

Sub War
Sturgeon takes another DC attack but is still afloat. Triton takes a shot at an AR inbound for Truk.




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16 Jan 1942 - 4/6/2012 8:45:41 AM   
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In other news
Tawi Tawi, Kudat and Beaufort are lost.

China
Getting reports of recon aircraft over Changteh, Changsha and Nanning.

DEI
It was Oosthaven, I assume he's going to march up to Palembang from here. Unloading casualties indicate it's the 38th Div in the first wave, Dutch MTBs out of Batavia engaged the fleet but lost 3 boats for no hits. Vildebeest refugees from Singapore do a little better, putting 2 fish into Kamo Maru and sinking her. No fighter cover over the invasion convoy, have set the Dutch level bombers to join in the next round, although I think given the unload bonus they'll find empty seas.

SWPAC
Betties work Darwin over and that 6 BB super SAG has appeared south of Timor so I expect some heavy duty artillery on Darwin in the next turn or two. Lost a largish xAK and a couple of other small craft this turn.

Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Van Neck, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Paul Jones, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Schouten, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Silindoeng, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Sub War
I've lost contact with KB, could have popped his boilers and done a speed run out of the danger area. I have about 12 subs in and around Truk so hopefully he's headed that way and will trip over one of them.

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17 Jan 1942 - 4/6/2012 9:02:28 PM   
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In other news
Oosthaven falls.

Singapore
Bombardment attacks the past couple of turns, wonder if he's gauging my strength. Lots of firepower on the other side.

Imp Gds Div
5th Div
2nd Div
18th Div
2 Tank Reg
3 Eng Reg
3 Inf Reg
plus at least 6 arty bn/reg

The Philippines
The end is nigh

Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 24029 troops, 290 guns, 373 vehicles, Assault Value = 750
Defending force 44689 troops, 504 guns, 306 vehicles, Assault Value = 824
Japanese adjusted assault: 433
Allied adjusted defense: 193
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 2)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2347 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 175 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 43 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 41 disabled
Guns lost 55 (4 destroyed, 51 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
3760 casualties reported
Squads: 142 destroyed, 85 disabled
Non Combat: 72 destroyed, 85 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 36 (24 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 115 (91 destroyed, 24 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
2nd Formosa Inf. Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
48th Field Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
194th Tank Battalion
21st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
51st PA Infantry Division
91st PA Infantry Division
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
4th PA Constabulary Regiment
31st Infantry Regiment
2nd PA Constabulary Regiment
1st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
2nd PA Constblry HW Regiment
1st USMC AA Battalion
202nd PA Construction Battalion
Nichols Field AAF Base Force
Cavite USN Base Force
PAF Aviation
Clark Field AAF Base Force
Bataan USN Base Force
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
I Philippine Corps
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
301st Construction Battalion
1st PI Base Force
Far East USAAF
201st PA Construction Battalion
803rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
USAFFE
14th PS Engineer Regiment
Provisional GMC Grp
Asiatic Fleet
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
Manila Bay Defenses
II Philippine Corps
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment



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18 Jan 1942 - 4/7/2012 10:34:39 AM   
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Singapore
Here's a look at the ORBAT for both sides in Singapore, been bombarded and bombed for the past couple of turns now.

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 69063 troops, 798 guns, 282 vehicles, Assault Value = 1942
Defending force 54901 troops, 579 guns, 351 vehicles, Assault Value = 1071

Japanese ground losses:
148 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
124th Infantry Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
23rd Ind Engineer Regiment
5th Division
56th Engineer Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
15th Ind Engineer Regiment
18th Division
2nd Division
4th Ind Engineer Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
25th Army
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
34th Field AA Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
36th Field AA Battalion

Defending units:
2/17 Dogra Battalion
SSVF Brigade
22nd Australian Brigade
2nd Gordons Battalion
1st Malay Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
11th Indian Division
2nd Loyal Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
1st Manchester Battalion
9th Indian Division
AHQ Far East
113th RAF Adv Base Force
2nd Malay Battalion
Singapore Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
Malayan Air Wing
Malaya Army
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
111th RAF Adv Base Force
112th RAF Adv Base Force
224 Group RAF
Singapore Fortress
110th RAF Adv Base Force
2nd ISF Base Force
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
III Indian Corps
109th RAF Adv Base Force
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
223 Group RAF
109th RN Base Force

The Philippines
Wonder what's up with the drop in IJA AV. Regardless, fort levels are down to 0.

Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 22498 troops, 289 guns, 373 vehicles, Assault Value = 591
Defending force 41332 troops, 466 guns, 232 vehicles, Assault Value = 619
Japanese adjusted assault: 202
Allied adjusted defense: 169
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
1781 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 163 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 51 disabled
Vehicles lost 26 (5 destroyed, 21 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1673 casualties reported
Squads: 47 destroyed, 95 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 39 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 22 (12 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 40 (38 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
47th Infantry Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
2nd Formosa Inf. Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Army
48th Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
91st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
2nd PA Constabulary Regiment
4th PA Constabulary Regiment
31st Infantry Regiment
4th Marine Regiment
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
71st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constblry HW Regiment
803rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
21st PA Infantry Division
Clark Field AAF Base Force
Far East USAAF
PAF Aviation
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
1st USMC AA Battalion
202nd PA Construction Battalion
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
Provisional GMC Grp
51st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division
USAFFE
I Philippine Corps
201st PA Construction Battalion
Bataan USN Base Force
1st PI Base Force
Cavite USN Base Force
41st PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
Manila Bay Defenses
II Philippine Corps
301st Construction Battalion
Nichols Field AAF Base Force
Asiatic Fleet
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

DEI
The Dutch and Brits gun for the APs that brought the IJA 38th Div to Oosthaven with mixed results. Forgot to set an Air HQ to load torpedos and the Vildebeests flew without them, opportunity missed. The aircraft symbol pops up in Oosthaven on this turn so I'm standing down everything on the assumption the IJAAF is in town.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 47,97
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 23

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
AMC Asaka Maru
xAP Husimi Maru
xAP Terukuni Maru
xAP Rakuyo Maru
xAP Horai Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
6 x 139WH-3 bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
5 x 139WH-3 bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
6 x 139WH-3 bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 48,96
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 11

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Arashio, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x 139WH-3 bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
5 x 139WH-3 bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 47,97
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 8
Vildebeest III x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAP Rakuyo Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Kiso
xAP Terukuni Maru
xAP Horai Maru
AMC Asaka Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL Oi

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Vildebeest III bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x Swordfish I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo

SWPAC
Vampire and Electra go down this turn, I only have the Paul Jones and Ghent left as surface combatants. Will keep what I have left in port, back of the envelope calculations show I've lost close to 700 VPs in ships losses alone in and around Darwin over the past fortnight from 3 March onwards so if I can stretch this thing out for all it's worth and get him to keep committing assets to the destruction of the ships there it will buy me some time in SWPAC, I intend to make a stand for everything south of the Solomons and east of the Gilberts and with everyday I keep him looking somewhere else it's another day of relative safety for my transports.

And er, ouch.

Night Naval bombardment of Darwin at 76,124

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 23 damaged
Hudson I: 5 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Nagato
BB Kirishima
BB Hiei

Allied Ships
xAK Bantam, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Yu Sang, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Pan Scandia, Shell hits 1
AVP Merel, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Electra, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Hong Peng, Shell hits 1, heavy damage
xAP Tjisaroea, Shell hits 1, heavy damage
DD Vampire, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Toendjoek, Shell hits 1, heavy damage
xAP Van der Lijn, Shell hits 1, heavy damage
DD Van Ghent, Shell hits 1, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
1655 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 88 destroyed, 139 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 16 (10 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (4 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Airbase hits 28
Airbase supply hits 11
Runway hits 25
Port hits 7
Port fuel hits 2

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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Tjisaroea, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Zannis Cambanis, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAP Hong Peng, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Lematang, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb


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19 Jan 1942 - 4/7/2012 7:27:40 PM   
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Burma
Pegu is captured and the IJA is at the outskits of Rangoon.

The Philippines
Another round of lousy numbers for the IJA, wonder what's up.

Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21073 troops, 290 guns, 373 vehicles, Assault Value = 454
Defending force 39348 troops, 443 guns, 203 vehicles, Assault Value = 461
Japanese adjusted assault: 128
Allied adjusted defense: 131
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
1528 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 22 destroyed, 36 disabled
Guns lost 20 (2 destroyed, 18 disabled)
Vehicles lost 22 (4 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2550 casualties reported
Squads: 111 destroyed, 89 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 59 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 13 (11 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Assaulting units:
48th Engineer Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd Formosa Inf. Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
4th PA Constabulary Regiment
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
71st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Regiment
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
91st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
31st Infantry Regiment
4th Marine Regiment
2nd PA Constblry HW Regiment
803rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
1st PA Infantry Division
202nd PA Construction Battalion
1st PI Base Force
1st USMC AA Battalion
I Philippine Corps
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
Clark Field AAF Base Force
192nd Tank Battalion
201st PA Construction Battalion
PAF Aviation
Asiatic Fleet
Nichols Field AAF Base Force
Provisional GMC Grp
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
Far East USAAF
21st PA Infantry Division
USAFFE
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
II Philippine Corps
Cavite USN Base Force
41st PA Infantry Division
301st Construction Battalion
51st PA Infantry Division
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Bataan USN Base Force
Manila Bay Defenses
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

SWPAC
Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Van Cloon, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Silverbeech, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AVP Fazant, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AMc Endeh, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
TK Pan Scandia, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Zannis Cambanis, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Sub War
KXIII puts a fish into the side of xAP Koan Maru but the Maru keeps on truckin.

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20 Jan 1942 - 4/7/2012 8:17:01 PM   
Arnhem


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The Dutch gunboats go into action again at Oosthaven but get 3 boats sunk in exchange for zip.

The Philippines
Seems my opponent has been attacking when he should have been resting his stack, told me the stack had a lot of disabled squads and relatively high disruption levels, my kingdom for a well supplied Bataan.

Elsewhere
Bombings of Singapore and Bataan continue, I've got intel that says stuff is loading up at Truk, specifically a Naval Guard unit, Rabaul next maybe?

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