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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: ambushed at Sorong! (Turn 4) - 3/28/2012 4:27:49 PM   
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ORIGINAL: el cid again

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ORIGINAL: bigred


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ORIGINAL: Historiker

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Achtung Leser. ElCid wird für eine qualifizierte Nippon Kommandant für seine anderen Test-Spiel suchen. Dont be shy und Zeitbedarf ist etwa 2/3 Umdrehungen pro Woche.



Oh, ich sehe wir haben Interesse von einem echten Deutschen bereit, AE Geschichte zu machen. Kommen Sie jetzt Historiker wissen wir, Sie wollen uns helfen.



FYI in RHS we have a number of German units - many from an unpublished mod by Mifune - otherwise imported from WITP RHS. These include die Erste Monsons submarines, raiders, tenders (one of which was sunk in this game already by a US submarine), and rather efficient transports (useful for moving "ores" - resources - from the mainland to Japan. A few units start on the map in Japan and Manchukuo. The rest appear in the SW map corner at a tiny island which is not developable - and should not be developed by either side nor captured by the Allies. This island - a dot location without art - is almost invisible and NOT a supply source nor a developed base in any sense. It is a point for Axis units to appear - period. But it is real! It is Amsterdam Island, a volano with no suitable place for a port or airfield - and the only attempt to do something there economically (raise cattle) failed.

How is the lack of building costs for german units reflected? Did you use my duration-method?

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RE: three blind mice - 3/28/2012 5:35:37 PM   
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Thanks for the detailed description of your team mod El Cid. I like the idea of having riverine forces and more seasonal effects. Will check in every now and then to see the great artwork and read up on the effects of your mods.

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: Turn 7 Begins - lots of action - 3/28/2012 6:27:53 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 12, 41
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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor [Oahu] at 186,96

Japanese Ships
SS I-23

Allied Ships
AM Grebe



Captain of SS I-23 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
I-23 diving deep ....
AM Grebe fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Grebe fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Grebe fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Grebe fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Grebe fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Batavia [Java] at 49,97

Japanese Ships
SS I-66 [Later I-166]

Allied Ships
xAK UK Taiyuan



xAK UK Taiyuan is sighted by SS I-66 [Later I-166]
SS I-66 [Later I-166] launches 3 torpedoes at xAK UK Taiyuan


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Sub attack near Emirau I [Bismarks] at 106,120

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kanaiyama Maru, Torpedo hits 4
CS Kamoi
PB Tama Maru #8

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 5



SS Ghost Submarine 5 launches 6 torpedoes at xAKL Kanaiyama Maru
Ghost Submarine 5 diving deep ....
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor [Oahu] at 190,88

Japanese Ships
SS I-25

Allied Ships
DM Breese



SS I-25 is sighted by escort
DM Breese fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Breese fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Breese fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Breese fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Breese fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Saipan [Marianas] at 107,91

Japanese Ships
xAK Hirota Maru, Torpedo hits 3

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 4



xAK Hirota Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 4
SS Ghost Submarine 4 launches 6 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Kota Bharu [Malaya] at 53,75

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hachirogata Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS RNN KXII



xAKL Hachirogata Maru is sighted by SS RNN KXII
SS RNN KXII launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Hachirogata Maru


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Sub attack near Lahaina [Maui] at 191,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-17

Allied Ships
DMS Trevor



SS I-17 launches 5 torpedoes
I-17 diving deep ....
DMS Trevor fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Trevor fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Trevor fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Trevor fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Trevor fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Sandakan [BNoBNEO] at 70,88, Range 1,000 Yards

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

Allied Ships
PG Asheville, Shell hits 1



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 35% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 35% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PG Asheville at 3,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Kota Bharu [Malaya] at 53,75

Japanese Ships
DD Shikinami
CA Mogami
DD Nowaki
DD Ayanami
DD Hagikaze

Allied Ships
SS RNN KXII



SS RNN KXII launches 4 torpedoes at DD Shikinami
RNN KXII bottoming out ....
DD Ayanami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shikinami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Emirau I [Bismarks] at 106,120

Japanese Ships
CS Kamoi
PB Tama Maru #8

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 5



SS Ghost Submarine 5 is sighted by escort
Ghost Submarine 5 diving deep ....
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Air attack on Kuantan [Malaya] , at 51,79

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
KNIL 139WH-3 x 3


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x KNIL 139WH-3 bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Submarine attack near Shanghai [E Sea] at 92,55

Japanese Ships
ARD Repairs Section 102, Torpedo hits 4

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 6



ARD Repairs Section 102 is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 6
SS Ghost Submarine 6 launches 6 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Shanghai [E Sea] at 92,55

Japanese Ships
ARD Repairs Section 102, Torpedo hits 3

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 6



ARD Repairs Section 102 is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 6
SS Ghost Submarine 6 launches 6 torpedoes


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Sub attack near Emirau I [Bismarks] at 106,120

Japanese Ships
CS Kamoi, Torpedo hits 3
PB Tama Maru #8

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 5



SS Ghost Submarine 5 launches 6 torpedoes at CS Kamoi
Ghost Submarine 5 diving deep ....
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Marcus I [S of Jpn] at 123,84

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kayo Maru, Torpedo hits 2

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 1



SS Ghost Submarine 1 launches 6 torpedoes at xAKL Kayo Maru


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Submarine attack near Saipan [Marianas] at 107,91

Japanese Ships
xAK Daibu Maru, Torpedo hits 2

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 4



xAK Daibu Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 4
SS Ghost Submarine 4 launches 6 torpedoes


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Sub attack near Truk [Car Is] at 112,108

Japanese Ships
TK Kaizyo Maru, Torpedo hits 2

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



TK Kaizyo Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 9
SS Ghost Submarine 9 launches 6 torpedoes


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Sub attack near Shanghai [E Sea] at 92,55

Japanese Ships
ARD Repairs Section 102, Torpedo hits 2

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 6



SS Ghost Submarine 6 launches 6 torpedoes


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Sub attack near Saipan [Marianas] at 107,91

Japanese Ships
xAK Madras Maru, Torpedo hits 3

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 4



xAK Madras Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 4
SS Ghost Submarine 4 launches 6 torpedoes


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Morning Air attack on Viet Tri [Tonkin] , at 68,55

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-27a/b Nate sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ternate at 78,102

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty TB x 13



Allied aircraft
KNIL B-339D Buffalo x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty TB: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CA Houston
DD Stewart
CL Boise



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M1 Betty TB bombing from 4000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
KNIL Ambon Ptl with KNIL B-339D Buffalo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on USN Guam Base Force, at 106,95 (Guam [Marianas])

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete FDB x 8



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x F1M2 Pete FDB releasing from 1000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on USN Guam Base Force, at 106,95 (Guam [Marianas])

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete FDB x 8



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x F1M2 Pete FDB bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on USN Guam Base Force, at 106,95 (Guam [Marianas])

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake FR x 4



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x E13A1 Jake FR bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 2xJAAF Tp 1 Air DC, 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Red 4th New Fld Amy Corps, at 92,38 (Yangku [NE China])

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally GP x 19



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
485 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-21-Ic Sally GP bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 15 x 50 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-Ic Sally GP bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 15 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Red 4th New Fld Amy Corps, at 92,38 (Yangku [NE China])

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally GP x 15



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
115 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally GP bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 15 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on PA 3rd/12th Inf Battalion, at 81,75 , near Tuguegarao [Lzon]

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally GP x 18
Ki-27a/b Nate x 8



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
232 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 26 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally GP bombing from 4000 feet *
Ground Attack: 15 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hong Kong at 76,61

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 6
Ki-36 Ida COOP x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily GP x 3
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 2



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL ROC Barge Group 3
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 17
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 19
xAKL ROC Ning Hai
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 14
xAPc ROC Ferry 28, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 20



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-27a/b Nate bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-36 Ida COOP bombing from 4000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 30 kg GP Bomb
2 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily GP bombing from 4000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAPc ROC Ferry 28


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Morning Air attack on ROC 48th Corps, at 87,49 , near Shou Hsien [E Chi]

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 15
Ki-30 Ann GP x 9



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
260 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann GP bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hong Kong at 76,61

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida COOP x 14
Ki-48-Ib Lily GP x 4
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 10



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 14
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 17, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL ROC Ning Hai, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 20
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 16
xAKL ROC Barge Group 3, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 18
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 19, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-36 Ida COOP bombing from 4000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 30 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-48-Ib Lily GP bombing from 4000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb
2 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL ROC Ning Hai
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL ROC Barge Group 3


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Morning Air attack on PA 3rd/12th Inf Battalion, at 81,75 , near Tuguegarao [Lzon]

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 14
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 17



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
2 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 1000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on ROC 48th Corps, at 87,49 , near Shou Hsien [E Chi]

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 15
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 20



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
430 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
8 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 1000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Red 4th New Fld Amy Corps, at 92,38 (Yangku [NE China])

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-32 Mary GP x 12



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-32 Mary GP bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb, 2 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sandakan [BNoBNEO] at 70,88

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 7



Allied aircraft
KNIL 139WH-3 x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
KNIL 139WH-3: 2 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 Daitai with A5M4 Claude (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Kavieng [N Ireland] , at 106,122

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes


Allied aircraft
RAAF Hudson I x 3


No Allied losses

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



Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x RAAF Hudson I bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Batao [Tawi Tawi] at 70,93

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val DB x 6



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Peary, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val DB releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val DB releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Jolo [S Is] at 73,88

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 10
B4Y1 Jean x 6



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK UK Fatshan, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B4Y1 Jean launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm T91 Mod 1 Torp



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Isabela [Basilan] at 75,90

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B4Y1 Jean x 4



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc PC Zamboanga Ferry, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAPc PC Jolo Ferry



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B4Y1 Jean bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Batao [Tawi Tawi] at 70,93

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate TB x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B5N2 Kate TB launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 45cm T91 Mod 2 Torp



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Morning Air attack on Georgetown [Penang] , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 30



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
30 x Ki-27a/b Nate sweeping at 11000 feet



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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty TB x 25



Allied aircraft
RAF Buffalo I x 21


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty TB: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
TK UK Pleiodon, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
xAPc Irwdy FltCo Sabana, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PG Dragonfly RGB
xAPc Bengkalis Ferry 2
xAPc IrwdyFC Pu Lo Chung
AM RAN Ballarat



Aircraft Attacking:
24 x G4M1 Betty TB launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm T91 Mod 2 Torp

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with RAF Buffalo I (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with RAF Buffalo I (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.488 Sqn RAF with RAF Buffalo I (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ternate at 78,102

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty TB x 5



Allied aircraft
KNIL B-339D Buffalo x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty TB: 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty TB: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CL Boise
CA Houston



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty TB bombing from 4000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
KNIL Ambon Ptl with KNIL B-339D Buffalo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Hwaiyin [Yellow R] at 93,50

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5M1 Mabel TB x 5



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Dong Hai 6, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Dong Hai 1, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B5M1 Mabel TB bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

ROC Dong Hai 6 dead in the water ...
ROC Dong Hai 1 dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAPc ROC Dong Hai 1


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kiungshan [Hainan] at 71,61

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick FB x 10



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 7
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 4
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 9



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick FB bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Hong Kong at 76,61

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 5



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 15
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 20



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-27a/b Nate bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Red 4th New Fld Amy Corps, at 92,38 (Yangku [NE China])

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 10



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sandakan [BNoBNEO] at 70,88

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 1



Allied aircraft
KNIL 139WH-3 x 3


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 Daitai with A5M4 Claude (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cebu [Cebu] at 80,86

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty TB x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc Turquoise USAT
xAPc PC Tacloban Ferry 2



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty TB bombing from 4000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Submarine attack near Pearl Harbor [Oahu] at 183,102

Japanese Ships
SS I-8

Allied Ships
xAKL CW Hirondelle, Shell hits 32, heavy fires, heavy damage



xAKL CW Hirondelle is sighted by SS I-8
SS I-8 attacking on the surface
Ohara R. decides to submerge SS I-8 due to damage


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

40 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Okuni Maru
xAK Azuchisan Maru
xAK Amakusa Maru

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


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


xAK Okuni Maru firing at CW FMSV Brigade
xAK Okuni Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Azuchisan Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Amakusa Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kota Bharu [Malaya] (51,75)

TF 279 troops unloading over beach at Kota Bharu [Malaya], 51,75





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Ground combat at Lingayen [Luzon] (79,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5575 troops, 102 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 181

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 84

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 84 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lingayen [Luzon] !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: fatigue(-)



Assaulting units:
1st Formosa Inf Regiment
48th Div Recon Regiment
48th Division Pack Field Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at Lucena [Luzon] (79,79)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8166 troops, 122 guns, 35 vehicles, Assault Value = 371

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 232

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 232 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lucena [Luzon] !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
20th Pack B Inf Regimental Combat Team
16th Recon Regiment
9th Pack B Inf Regimental Combat Team
2nd Tank "Rgt" Battalion


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Ground combat at Guam [Marianas] (106,95)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11314 troops, 86 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 177

Defending force 825 troops, 0 guns, 38 vehicles, Assault Value = 18

Japanese adjusted assault: 80

Allied adjusted defense: 9

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Guam [Marianas] !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
426 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 91 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 45 (45 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
144th Draft B Inf Regimental Combat Team
IJN 15th Base Force /2

Defending units:
USN Guam Base Force


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Ground combat at Sandakan [BNoBNEO] (70,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1493 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 35

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 35 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sandakan [BNoBNEO] !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
JNAF 6th Co
JNAF 8th Co /1
16th Naval Guard Unit
15th Nav Gd /1


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Ground combat at Daet [Luzon] (81,79)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 383 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 22

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 22 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Daet [Luzon] !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
1st Sasebo SNLF Co


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Ground combat at Kota Bharu [Malaya] (51,75)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3395 troops, 36 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 135

Defending force 1023 troops, 6 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 32



Assaulting units:
CW 3rd ISF Base Force
CW FMSV Brigade
IA 8th Brigade

Defending units:
22nd (18 Div) Recon Regiment


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Ground combat at Wu-ch'uan [Inr Mon] (92,33)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4972 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 120

Defending force 2494 troops, 20 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 50


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


Assaulting units:
ROC 11th Corps

Defending units:
4th Cavalry "Bde" Regiment


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Ground combat at Po Lo [S China] (78,59)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6024 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 171

Defending force 453 troops, 21 guns, 20 vehicles, Assault Value = 4



Assaulting units:
ROC 63rd Corps

Defending units:
2nd 4cm RpdFire Gun Battalion



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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: RHS China Theory - 3/28/2012 6:29:17 PM   
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China in RHS is at the core of the game. It is what the War in the Pacific is about. It is the opposite of a "quiet China" scenario - which I presume is for players who love an oceanic naval game without regard for the strategic rationale for the war. The proximate cause of the war was the embargo by the US, UK and NEI of oil, iron ore and rubber UNLESS it changed its policy in China. This in the broader context that Japan, more than any other nation, depends on imports. It cannot feed itself - something understood when Commodore Perry said so, advocating Japan open up to trade "so you don't have to drown girl babies in years of famine." Japan would become addicted to that trade, to feed its ever growing population. Japanese policy was different from European or US colonial policy mainly in that it started later in time and was successfully taking over colonial domination of China, to the detriment of Western interests. ROC archives indicate the ROC formally attempted to maneuver the USA into war with Japan, and believes it succeeded in that object. [See Origins of the Pacific War, Stansford University Press, Youli Sun, a Chinese academic given access to the KMT archives.]

For this reason, RHS has made a consistent effort to better model China, its economy, its geography, and its armed forces. In strategic terms, China is to Japan as the USSR is to Germany - a country invaded which is essentially too big to digest - a country it is desired to extract raw materials from and exploit industry in - and a country it hopes to divide and dominate. The number of locations in China has been increased by upwards of 100%. Locations were added mainly so the economic assets of the area could be modeled, but also so the Allies gain the ability to fortify that location and order supplies (resources, etc) to stockpile there, the ability to base aircraft there, and to explain why there is a road or rail line (or several) to that place (getting rid of the many "roads to nowhere" in stock). The sheer impact of these new locations, plus additional economic assets in existing locations, greatly increases the strategic and economic strength of China, and slows down any attempt to conquer the country - as there are more places to fight over where the fight can be difficult (because the place can be fortified).

There are several flavors of Chinese military forces. Since they operate under a nominal unified command, all except the RED faction operate under ROC command, with the technical exception of the tiny ROC Navy Command - a special creation to permit mainly riverine operations - requiring unrestricted units in order to load. A number of ROC and RED divisions can conduct amphibious operations, or make strategic movement by naval or merchant vessels - which is not the general case for Chinese units. All Chinese units operate within a semi-unified designation system - the numbers for each unit are part of a national scheme - and are historical. In spite of this, there are real differences between the different families of units. As well - some units retain traditional, pre reform names, as they really were better known by their old name than by the official name. Thus - every case of a "route army" is a case where that is what the unit was called, popularly, because of its fame with its no longer official name - which always is "corps."

Type 1: ROC: The biggest family of Chinese units is ROC government units. These are always prefixed by ROC and do NOT include the name of a province. Note that the group army HQ has been entirely removed from the OB: a group army is another name for a corps - and it is not a higher command echelon. On the other hand, War Areas, which serve as Army commands, are more rationally and historically located, permitting supporting line units except in the most remote areas of China. They are subdivided into sub groups:

Type 1A: Regular ROC: These are units with weapons and organizations nominally standardized in China. A "heavy corps" has three divisions in it - and was formerly known as a "route army." A "light corps" is a glorified division, treated as such - its name has "corps" in quotes and ends in the formal formation div. A heavy corps is a three division formation, formerly (and occaisionally still) known as a group army. A normal corps has two divisions and was formerly called (and occasionally still called) a field army. [If a unit was so famous under its older name it was still called that, I use that vice its formal official name]

Type 1B: US Equipped ROC: These are units using US weapons instead of ROC standard weapons. They often also are stronger units. There are two kinds of these: those organized before the Pacific War, and those organized BY the USA in India. These latter have more modern US weapons and standard US Army organization. These later divisions can divide like US divisions can.

Type 1C: Provincial ROC: These are units raised and often (but not always) maintained by Provinces. [Some such units, from provinces which are enemy controlled, retreated outside their original Province, and are now fed by national resources instead of local ones. They generally recruit men from the same Province, not merely for patriotic reasons, but also so they speak the right language. There are 634 dialects in China, and several command languages in use in this period.] These units are most often "light corps" - but occasionally semi-elite, larger and stronger "heavy corps." Provincial ROC also has cavalry formations, identified by the name of their Province in the unit name.

Type 1D: Warlord ROC: These are units of local warlordy's who have a loose arrangement - and nominal national unit designation - but are wholly controlled by an independent Warlord who runs an area. As such, these units are generally static, tied to the place the Warlord controls, gets men and supplies from, and is politically safe in. That static nature is not hard and fast - similar to guerilla units - under pressure - these units will become mobile. If they do, and if later they get well fed by supplies, they will "plant" and become static again. Old habits die hard: Warlords will tend to become warlords where ever you put them. EXCEPTION: Warlord cavalry units - the weakest of all Chinese units - pretty much pure horsemen with few heavy weapons - often hire as mercenaries - and they are always mobile.

Type 2: RED: Communist units are similar to ROC units but differ in several respects. They use Russian weapons instead of the national ROC weapons. They also have a separate command, nominally subordinate to the ROC command, and in important respects, similar to a war area command - it is a de facto Army HQ - of higher than usual quality and attributes than is normal in China. There is also a small RED riverine naval force, all based at Yenan, the locus of Red political power. This "micro navy" only has motor junks and a variation that function as landing craft. The transport junks may be converted into landing craft junks at a tiny shipyard at Yenan. The RED HQ and subordinate formations all have there real wartime commanders.

Type 3: Guerillas: Both ROC and RED guerilla "regiments" (which are actually battalions and stack as such) exist in RHS. These are not merely small land combat units, but quasi supply independent ones. ROC units have one static device in the formation they point at - so if well fed they will become (and many start out as) static. This because they tend to have ties to a local area, which they feed off of. RHS units are "self feeding" to some extent - enough that if not subject to combat - ROC units will tend to stay at 70% of their nominal full size and RED ones will tend to stay at full strength. IF partly fed by a LOC with a supply source, both will get supply heavy to a small degree and both will rebuild to full strength if below it. These units may undertake "missions" deep into enemy territory - because they will survive without supplies - where they can jump on LOC and be a source of constant irritation to the enemy. Under attack, they almost always retreat rather than surrender - even of most devices are lost. They can be killed however. In which case they will regenerate at Chunking, as all Chinese units do. This usually takes odds of high hundreds to one, although with a shock attack after air attack attrition, only dozens to one may work.

ROCAF is considerably larger than in stock, with more kinds of planes, and more base forces. These are distributed so there are no isolated places with short range fighters unable to move to other parts of China. It is generally possible to move from any part of China to any other - even the most remote areas - and from distant Sinkiang to or from the USSR - for most plane types. ROC also has a functional aviation factory working up (it was turning out reworked P-40s when the war began, and nearly got the CAF CW-21 Demon into production. As in the real war, the Japanese must take upper Burma to threaten this plant. [The CW-21 - also in service and even made in NEI - is a radical, high performance, light interceptor - US in origin but differing from USAAF preferences in design. It was successful re Japanese fighters - but overwhelmed by numbers.] ROC also nominally has the CNAC - a US owned airline with three kinds of equipment - DC-3s, DC-2s and Lockheed Model 18s - the former pressed into US service out of India early in 1942, before the US had lots of air transport in theater. These planes ought to be transferred to safer locations - as IRL - and used for air mobility and supply - as IRL - although many RHS players ignore them altogether.

ROC Navy is also present - never mind it was wiped out as a fighting force on the sea before the Pacific War began. [The two ROCN "cruisers" both eventually appear in IJN service - as escorts.] Nevertheless, ROC Navy HQ relocated to Chunking when the government (and most universities and other institutions) did - after the fall of Nanking. It is there and controls a significant river fleet - including two RN and one USN gunboats (formerly subject to ROC command from Feb 1942 IRL). This fleet consists of small transports and tankers, numbers of junks, a peculiar, Chinese form of landing craft modified from junks, and a few modestly armed gunboat junks. ROCN
motor junks may be converted to gunboat junks at any ROC shipyard, of which there are many distributed along the rivers and coasts of China. Other elements of ROCN are in isolated pockets along the coasts (these being assigned to UK SE Asia command) or on the Yellow River - which is isolated from the sea by flooding of its lower section - and which has three different "micro navies" on it - one RED, one ROC and one IJ Army!

Geography: In RHS, the Yangtze river gorge is modeled by "cliffs" - blocked hex sides - above Wuhan. Also, the Yellow, Yangtze, and Pearl rivers are fully navigable - including tributories of the Yangtze in Central China. This creates opportunities and vulnerabilities - and it appears the game system works well with riverine elements. The many ports along these rivers have small shipyards where naval vessels can be repaired or converted - and where a few junks appear regularly. Consideration is being given to how to model the "flooded region" of the lower Yangtze? And the one functional part of the Grand Canal during the war connects the Yangtze from the Lower Yellow River - which is navigable for a few hexes below the flooded region. The Upper Yellow River offers the only good LOC in Outer Mongolia. The Yangtze is navigable to ocean ships all the way to Wuhan - where ocean ships have been built since the 19th century - and by shallow draft vessels to (and beyond) CHunking.



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RE: Duplicated post - ignore - 3/28/2012 6:33:40 PM   
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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: RHS China Theory - 3/28/2012 7:04:45 PM   
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Afternoon Air attack on Cebu [Cebu] , at 80,86

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 34
B4Y1 Jean x 9
B5N2 Kate TB x 14



Allied aircraft
P-40E Kittyhawk x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
A5M4 Claude: 4 destroyed
B5N2 Kate TB: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Kittyhawk: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 15

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B5N2 Kate TB bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B4Y1 Jean bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Kittyhawk (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 7 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes





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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: RHS China Theory - 3/28/2012 7:08:28 PM   
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and finally
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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: RHS China Theory - 3/29/2012 8:11:34 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: bigred

well





Aha- he figured it out (partly)

I also have SURFACE SHIPS with aircraft in the detection net!

Spread over a large area - I fear the game is too effective at air search - so I limit all
such planes to 25% or 50% searche settings (the default setting for an I boat is 25 %
if it has a Glen - because much of the time the sea prevented launch)

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: RHS China Theory - 3/29/2012 8:25:38 AM   
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ORIGINAL: bigred

and finally
edit I meant allied units




What went wrong (partly) here was massive bombing rands effects on the Hong Kong and HK Volunteer Defense Corps
unit - which starts at AV = 66 (with some elements disabled) - here it was reduced to 0 - and was apparently
in bad shape. Kumoan rifles were also at zero - and other units a tiny fraction of their full strength. Probably the combination
of lots of infantry, ample support with the Army HQ, and lots of artillery - after the air strikes - did the trick.

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: RHS China Theory - 3/29/2012 7:57:18 PM   
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I suppose the only saving grace for the battle was that the aircraft used to bomb HK were not being used elsewhere.

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: RHS China Theory - 3/30/2012 1:34:33 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: el cid again

quote:

ORIGINAL: bigred

and finally
edit I meant allied units




What went wrong (partly) here was massive bombing rands effects on the Hong Kong and HK Volunteer Defense Corps
unit - which starts at AV = 66 (with some elements disabled) - here it was reduced to 0 - and was apparently
in bad shape. Kumoan rifles were also at zero - and other units a tiny fraction of their full strength. Probably the combination
of lots of infantry, ample support with the Army HQ, and lots of artillery - after the air strikes - did the trick.

The chinese junks loaded about half of all the HK units and moved upriver on turn2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1ypn0y32Ac

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: RHS China Theory - 3/30/2012 1:34:46 AM   
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ternate at 78,102

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty TB x 13



Allied aircraft
KNIL B-339D Buffalo x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty TB: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CA Houston
DD Stewart
CL Boise



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M1 Betty TB bombing from 4000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
KNIL Ambon Ptl with KNIL B-339D Buffalo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Sandakan [BNoBNEO] at 70,88, Range 1,000 Yards

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

Allied Ships
PG Asheville, Shell hits 1



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 35% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 35% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PG Asheville at 3,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: RHS China Theory - 3/30/2012 1:39:40 AM   
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Looks like a jap machine gun battalion.. i should have squashed it and taken the experience but I was in a hurry to get Sid a turn.




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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: RHS China Theory - 3/30/2012 1:43:46 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: bigred

quote:

ORIGINAL: el cid again

quote:

ORIGINAL: bigred

and finally
edit I meant allied units



What went wrong (partly) here was massive bombing rands effects on the Hong Kong and HK Volunteer Defense Corps
unit - which starts at AV = 66 (with some elements disabled) - here it was reduced to 0 - and was apparently
in bad shape. Kumoan rifles were also at zero - and other units a tiny fraction of their full strength. Probably the combination
of lots of infantry, ample support with the Army HQ, and lots of artillery - after the air strikes - did the trick.

The chinese junks loaded about half of all the HK units and moved upriver on turn2.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1ypn0y32Ac




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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: Turn 8 - lots of action - 3/30/2012 1:46:51 AM   
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Big Red is traveling - so it may be a couple days before he sees this - but here is the
combat report.

As a German officer said late in WWII - "the enemy is retreating faster than we can
advance" - in Luzon and Malaya - and parts of China as well. We are forced to take
time to sort out units jumbled in the landing process. On balance, I am glad we didn't
land in the teeth of enemy opposition - and are marching in with main forces. It is
very Japanese, but also casualty efficient. As an experiment I landed one unit at KB -
and it got cut up - as I expected.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 13, 41
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Sub attack near Ise & Tsu [C Hon] at 109,62

Japanese Ships
xAK AnsyuMaru, Torpedo hits 2

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 7



SS Ghost Submarine 7 launches 6 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Vong Tau [Cochin C] at 60,73

Japanese Ships
xAKL RGC South Sea 102

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 8



xAKL RGC South Sea 102 is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 8
Captain of SS Ghost Submarine 8 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target


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Submarine attack near Singapore at 49,85

Japanese Ships
SS I-54 [Later I-154]

Allied Ships
xAK UK Tai Sang, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



xAK UK Tai Sang is sighted by SS I-54 [Later I-154]
SS I-54 [Later I-154] launches 4 torpedoes at xAK UK Tai Sang


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Submarine attack near Bikini [Mrshl Is] at 130,111

Japanese Ships
TK Akatsuki Maru, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 3



TK Akatsuki Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 3
SS Ghost Submarine 3 launches 6 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Truk [Car Is] at 112,108

Japanese Ships
TK Rikko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



TK Rikko Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 9
SS Ghost Submarine 9 launches 6 torpedoes


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Night Air attack on Kuantan [Malaya] , at 51,79

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
KNIL 139WH-3 x 3


No Allied losses



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x KNIL 139WH-3 bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Kuantan [Malaya] , at 51,79

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
KNIL 139WH-3 x 3


No Allied losses



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x KNIL 139WH-3 bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Shanghai [E Sea] at 92,55

Japanese Ships
ACM Hayakafuku Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 6



Captain of SS Ghost Submarine 6 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
Ghost Submarine 6 bottoming out ....
ACM Hayakafuku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
ACM Hayakafuku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
ACM Hayakafuku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
ACM Hayakafuku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
ACM Hayakafuku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Truk [Car Is] at 112,108

Japanese Ships
TK Rikko Maru, Torpedo hits 2

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



TK Rikko Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 9
SS Ghost Submarine 9 launches 6 torpedoes


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Sub attack near Emirau I [Bismarks] at 106,120

Japanese Ships
xAK Eizan Maru, Torpedo hits 2
PB Shonon Maru #15

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 5



SS Ghost Submarine 5 launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Eizan Maru
PB Shonon Maru #15 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Shonon Maru #15 is out of ASW ammo
PB Shonon Maru #15 is out of ASW ammo
PB Shonon Maru #15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonon Maru #15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonon Maru #15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonon Maru #15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Hwaiyin [Yellow R] (92,50)

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL RGC Yangtze 26
xAKL RGC Yangtze 27
xAKL RGC Yangtze 28



xAKL RGC Yangtze 26 fired at enemy troops
xAKL RGC Yangtze 27 fired at enemy troops
xAKL RGC Yangtze 28 fired at enemy troops
xAKL RGC Yangtze 26 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Hwaiyin [Yellow R] (92,50)

TF 168 troops unloading over beach at Hwaiyin [Yellow R], 92,50

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



13 troops of a SNLF 4xGD Sect lost overboard during unload of Yangtze SNLF /21


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Pre-Invasion action off Hwaiyin [Yellow R] (92,50)

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL RGC East Sea 10
xAKL RGC East Sea 11
xAKL RGC East Sea 22



xAKL RGC East Sea 10 fired at enemy troops
xAKL RGC East Sea 11 fired at enemy troops
xAKL RGC East Sea 22 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Hwaiyin [Yellow R] (92,50)

TF 170 troops unloading over beach at Hwaiyin [Yellow R], 92,50





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Pre-Invasion action off Hwaiyin [Yellow R] (92,50)

Japanese Ships
LCI No 3565 LCPR
LCI No 3566 LCPR
LCI No 3568 LCPR
LCI No 3551 LCPR
LCI No 3561 LCPR



LCI No 3565 LCPR fired at enemy troops
LCI No 3566 LCPR fired at enemy troops
LCI No 3568 LCPR fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Hwaiyin [Yellow R] (92,50)

TF 600 troops unloading over beach at Hwaiyin [Yellow R], 92,50

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





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Pre-Invasion action off Hwaiyin [Yellow R] (92,50)

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PG Toba RGB
LCI No 1023 LCPR
LCI No 1022 LCPR
PG Kotaka RGB



PG Toba RGB firing at ROC 8th Prov Lt Cps Brigade
PG Toba RGB fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Hwaiyin [Yellow R] (92,50)

TF 602 troops unloading over beach at Hwaiyin [Yellow R], 92,50





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Pre-Invasion action off Tulagi [Solomans] (114,137)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Kashima
PB Kosin Maru #3
PB Chiyo Maru #4
xAK Yae Maru



CL Kashima firing at CMF Tulagi Det
PB Kosin Maru #3 fired at enemy troops
PB Chiyo Maru #4 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Tulagi [Solomans] (114,137)

TF 793 troops unloading over beach at Tulagi [Solomans], 114,137

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



16 troops of a SNLF LMG Section accidentally lost during unload of Maizuru 1st SNLF
16 troops of a SNLF LMG Section lost from landing craft during unload of Maizuru 1st SNLF
3 troops of a SNLF T92 HMG Team accidentally lost during unload of Maizuru 1st SNLF
16 troops of a SNLF LMG Section accidentally lost during unload of Maizuru 1st SNLF
10 Support Section troops accidentally lost during unload of Maizuru 1st SNLF


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Invasion Support action off Hwaiyin [Yellow R] (92,50)

Japanese Ships
LCI No 3565 LCPR
LCI No 3566 LCPR
LCI No 3568 LCPR
LCI No 3558 LCPR



LCI No 3565 LCPR fired at enemy troops
LCI No 3566 LCPR fired at enemy troops
LCI No 3568 LCPR fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Hwaiyin [Yellow R] (92,50)

Japanese Ships
PG Toba RGB
LCI No 1362 LCPR
LCI No 1023 LCPR


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


PG Toba RGB fired at enemy troops
LCI No 1362 LCPR fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Tulagi [Solomans] (114,137)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Kosin Maru #3
PB Chiyo Maru #4
xAK Yae Maru



PB Kosin Maru #3 fired at enemy troops
PB Chiyo Maru #4 fired at enemy troops


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kwangchowan [FF] at 74,64, Range 16,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Take
TB Hishu
TB Yanagi

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 13, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 14, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 15, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 16, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 18, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 20, Shell hits 2, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 22,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 16,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 20
TB Yanagi fires at xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 20 at 16,000 yards
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 20 sunk by TB Take at 16,000 yards
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 14 sunk by TB Yanagi at 16,000 yards
TB Take fires at xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 13 at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 13 at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
TB Take engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 13 at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 15 at 7,000 yards
TB Take engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 16 at 7,000 yards
TB Take engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 13 at 7,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 18 at 7,000 yards
TB Hishu engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 15 at 7,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 15 at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 18 at 6,000 yards
TB Hishu engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 18 at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 13 at 7,000 yards
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 13 sunk by TB Yanagi at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 18 sunk by TB Yanagi at 6,000 yards
TB Take engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 16 at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
TB Hishu engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 16 at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 15 at 3,000 yards
TB Hishu engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 16 at 3,000 yards
TB Hishu engages xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 15 at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 16 sunk by TB Yanagi at 2,000 yards
xAPc ROC Zhu Jiang 15 sunk by TB Yanagi at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Samah [Hainan] at 70,64, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Shiyo Maru

Allied Ships
PG Cicala RGB
PG Moth RGB
xAPc ROC Margie Lim
xAPc ROC Maria Chang
xAPc ROC Cixi Taihou
xAPc ROC Hong Se Long
xAPc ROC Lu Se Long
xAPc ROC Chang Long
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 1
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 3
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 4
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 5
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 6
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 7
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 8
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 9
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 10
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 11
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 12
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 13
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 15
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 16
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 17
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 18
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 19
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 20
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 21
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 22
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 23
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 25
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 26
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 27
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 28
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 29
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 30
xAKL ROC Barge Group 5
xAKL ROC Barge Group 6
xAKL ROC Barge Group 7
xAKL ROC Barge Group 8
xAPc ROC Princess Sheena
xAPc ROC Princess Jeanie
xAPc ROC Princess Elaine
xAPc ROC Wan Chai
xAPc ROC Macao
xAPc ROC Lantau
xAPc ROC Lung Kwu Tan
xAPc ROC Tai Tam



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 27,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
PG Moth RGB engages xAK Shiyo Maru at 15,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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TF 247 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
AM W-12
AM W-11
AM W-10
AM W-9



62 mines cleared


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Submarine attack near Vong Tau [Cochin C] at 60,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Kenyo Maru, Torpedo hits 2

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 8



xAK Kenyo Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 8
SS Ghost Submarine 8 launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Kenyo Maru


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Submarine attack near Bikini [Mrshl Is] at 130,111

Japanese Ships
AK Shizuoka Maru, Torpedo hits 3

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 3



AK Shizuoka Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 3
SS Ghost Submarine 3 launches 6 torpedoes


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Samah [Hainan] at 70,64, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Take, Shell hits 1, on fire
TB Hishu, Shell hits 1, on fire
TB Yanagi

Allied Ships
PG Cicala RGB, Shell hits 1
PG Moth RGB, Shell hits 9, heavy fires
xAPc ROC Margie Lim
xAPc ROC Maria Chang
xAPc ROC Cixi Taihou
xAPc ROC Hong Se Long, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAPc ROC Lu Se Long
xAPc ROC Chang Long
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 1
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 3
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 4
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 5
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 6
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 7
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 8
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 9
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 10
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 11
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 12
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 13
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 15
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 16
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 17
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 18
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 19
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 20
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 21
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 22
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 23
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 25
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 26
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 27
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 28
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 29
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 30
xAKL ROC Barge Group 5, Shell hits 1
xAKL ROC Barge Group 6
xAKL ROC Barge Group 7
xAKL ROC Barge Group 8
xAPc ROC Princess Sheena
xAPc ROC Princess Jeanie
xAPc ROC Princess Elaine
xAPc ROC Wan Chai
xAPc ROC Macao
xAPc ROC Lantau
xAPc ROC Lung Kwu Tan
xAPc ROC Tai Tam



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 27,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 9 collides with xAPc ROC Hong Kong 17 at 70 , 64
xAPc ROC Tai Tam , xAPc ROC Lung Kwu Tan , xAPc ROC Lantau ,
xAPc ROC Macao , xAPc ROC Wan Chai , xAPc ROC Princess Elaine ,
xAPc ROC Princess Jeanie , xAPc ROC Princess Sheena , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 30 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 29 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 28 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 27 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 26 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 25 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 23 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 22 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 21 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 20 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 19 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 18 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 17 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 16 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 15 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 13 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 12 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 11 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 10 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 9 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 8 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 7 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 6 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 5 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 4 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 3 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 1 , xAPc ROC Chang Long ,
xAPc ROC Lu Se Long , xAPc ROC Hong Se Long , xAPc ROC Cixi Taihou ,
xAPc ROC Maria Chang , xAPc ROC Margie Lim , xAKL ROC Barge Group 8 ,
xAKL ROC Barge Group 7 screened from combat
- escorted by PG Moth RGB
TB Yanagi engages PG Cicala RGB at 18,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages xAKL ROC Barge Group 5 at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
xAPc ROC Tai Tam , xAPc ROC Lung Kwu Tan , xAPc ROC Lantau ,
xAPc ROC Macao , xAPc ROC Wan Chai , xAPc ROC Princess Elaine ,
xAPc ROC Princess Jeanie , xAPc ROC Princess Sheena , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 30 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 29 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 28 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 27 screened from combat
- escorted by PG Moth RGB , PG Cicala RGB
TB Hishu engages xAPc ROC Hong Kong 25 at 17,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages xAPc ROC Hong Kong 12 at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
xAPc ROC Tai Tam , xAPc ROC Lung Kwu Tan , xAPc ROC Lantau ,
xAPc ROC Macao , xAPc ROC Wan Chai , xAPc ROC Princess Elaine ,
xAPc ROC Princess Jeanie , xAPc ROC Princess Sheena , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 30 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 29 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 28 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 27 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 26 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 25 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 23 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 22 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 21 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 20 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 19 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 18 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 17 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 16 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 15 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 13 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 12 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 11 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 10 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 9 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 8 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 7 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 6 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 5 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 4 screened from combat
Range closes to 14,000 yards
xAPc ROC Tai Tam , xAPc ROC Lung Kwu Tan , xAPc ROC Lantau ,
xAPc ROC Macao , xAPc ROC Wan Chai , xAPc ROC Princess Elaine ,
xAPc ROC Princess Jeanie , xAPc ROC Princess Sheena , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 30 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 29 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 28 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 27 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 26 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 25 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 23 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 22 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 21 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 20 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 19 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 18 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 17 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 16 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 15 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 13 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 12 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 11 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 10 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 9 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 8 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 7 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 6 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 5 screened from combat
- escorted by PG Moth RGB
TB Yanagi engages PG Moth RGB at 14,000 yards
TB Take engages PG Moth RGB at 14,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages xAPc ROC Maria Chang at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages PG Moth RGB at 12,000 yards
PG Cicala RGB engages TB Yanagi at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages PG Moth RGB at 11,000 yards
TB Hishu engages PG Moth RGB at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
xAPc ROC Tai Tam , xAPc ROC Lung Kwu Tan , xAPc ROC Lantau ,
xAPc ROC Macao , xAPc ROC Wan Chai , xAPc ROC Princess Elaine ,
xAPc ROC Princess Jeanie , xAPc ROC Princess Sheena , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 30 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 29 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 28 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 27 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 26 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 25 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 23 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 22 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 21 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 20 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 19 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 18 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 17 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 16 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 15 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 13 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 12 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 11 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 10 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 9 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 8 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 7 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 6 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 5 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 4 ,
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 3 , xAPc ROC Hong Kong 1 , xAPc ROC Chang Long ,
xAPc ROC Lu Se Long , xAPc ROC Hong Se Long , xAPc ROC Cixi Taihou ,
xAPc ROC Maria Chang , xAPc ROC Margie Lim screened from combat
- escorted by PG Moth RGB
TB Hishu engages PG Moth RGB at 8,000 yards
TB Hishu engages xAKL ROC Barge Group 6 at 8,000 yards
TB Hishu engages xAKL ROC Barge Group 5 at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
TB Hishu engages PG Moth RGB at 9,000 yards
TB Take engages PG Cicala RGB at 9,000 yards
PG Moth RGB engages TB Take at 9,000 yards
Sugiyama J. orders Japanese TF to disengage
TB Yanagi engages PG Moth RGB at 9,000 yards
PG Cicala RGB engages TB Yanagi at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
TB Take engages PG Moth RGB at 12,000 yards
TB Take engages PG Moth RGB at 12,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages xAPc ROC Hong Se Long at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages PG Moth RGB at 17,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages PG Cicala RGB at 17,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Submarine attack near Truk [Car Is] at 112,108

Japanese Ships
TK Nisshin Maru #2, Torpedo hits 3

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



TK Nisshin Maru #2 is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 9
SS Ghost Submarine 9 launches 6 torpedoes


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Sub attack near Bikini [Mrshl Is] at 130,111

Japanese Ships
xAK Tamagawa Maru, Torpedo hits 2

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 3



SS Ghost Submarine 3 launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Tamagawa Maru


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Morning Air attack on Kota Bharu [Malaya] , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 40



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
31 x Ki-27a/b Nate sweeping at 11000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Haichow [E Sea] at 92,49

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5M1 Mabel TB x 5



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Dong Hai 4, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B5M1 Mabel TB bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

ROC Dong Hai 4 dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAPc ROC Dong Hai 4


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Morning Air attack on Kota Bharu [Malaya] , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 3
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 3
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 32



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-27a/b Nate sweeping at 11000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Red 4th New Fld Amy Corps, at 92,38 (Yangku [NE China])

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally GP x 34



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
168 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-21-Ic Sally GP bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 15 x 50 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-Ic Sally GP bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 15 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on IA 8th Brigade, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu [Malaya])

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally GP x 17
Ki-27a/b Nate x 9
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 3



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
364 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-21-IIa Sally GP bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 15 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on ROC 20th Corps, at 83,52 , near Changsha [C China]

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 27
Ki-30 Ann GP x 12



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-30 Ann GP bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking ROC 58th Corps ...
Also attacking ROC 20th Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on CW FMSV Brigade, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu [Malaya])

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 27,496 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 9
Ki-30 Ann GP x 31
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 27



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
31 x Ki-30 Ann GP bombing from 22496 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking CW 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking CW FMSV Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Subic NAS&Clark AAF at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MTB RN MTB 12, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
MTB RN MTB 26
MTB RN MTB 10



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring MTB RN MTB 12


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Morning Air attack on Red 4th New Fld Amy Corps, at 92,38 (Yangku [NE China])

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-32 Mary GP x 9
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 12



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-32 Mary GP bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb, 2 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Red 43rd Grilla Rgt Battalion ...
Also attacking Red 4th New Fld Amy Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on ROC 58th Corps, at 83,52 , near Changsha [C China]

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 3
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 10



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
74 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
2 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking ROC 37th Corps ...
Also attacking ROC 58th Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on ROC 58th Corps, at 83,52 , near Changsha [C China]

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 3
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 10



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 1000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
2 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Samah [Hainan] at 69,64

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 25
xAPc ROC Lung Kwu Tan, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PG Cicala RGB



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-27a/b Nate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAPc ROC Lung Kwu Tan


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Morning Air attack on Kavieng [N Ireland] , at 106,122

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
RAAF Hudson I x 3


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x RAAF Hudson I bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Samah [Hainan] at 70,64

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 2



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Hong Se Long, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-27a/b Nate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAPc ROC Hong Se Long


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Samah [Hainan] at 69,64

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty TB x 13



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL ROC Barge Group 8, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAPc ROC Princess Sheena
PG Cicala RGB, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 26, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M1 Betty TB launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm T91 Mod 2 Torp



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Afternoon Air attack on PA 31st Infantry Division, at 79,76 (Subic NAS&Clark AAF)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally GP x 20



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
38 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally GP bombing from 4000 feet *
Ground Attack: 15 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Samah [Hainan] at 69,64

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick FB x 10



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 13
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 27
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 16
xAKL ROC Barge Group 8, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick FB bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Samah [Hainan] at 69,64

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 34



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 11
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 4
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 30
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 17
PG Moth RGB, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 1
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 16, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Lantau, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL ROC Barge Group 6, Bomb hits 4, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
34 x Ki-27a/b Nate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb

Moth RGB dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PG Moth RGB
ROC Hong Kong 1 dead in the water ...
ROC Hong Kong 16 dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAPc ROC Hong Kong 16
ROC Lantau dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAPc ROC Lantau
ROC Barge Group 6 dead in the water ...


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Afternoon Air attack on PA 31st Infantry Division, at 79,76 (Subic NAS&Clark AAF)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 15



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB: 1 damaged
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB: 1 destroyed by flak


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


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
8 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 1000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on BA 2nd Royal Scots Battalion, at 76,59 (Lo-ting [S China])

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally GP x 9



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally GP bombing from 4000 feet *
Ground Attack: 15 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Calayan Babuyan Is at 83,70

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 17
CM Shirataka
xAKL Saiho Maru
xAKL Boko Maru
xAKL Kamishima Maru
PB Toko Maru #4
PB Suyozai Maru

Allied Ships
SS RNN KXIV



SS RNN KXIV launches 4 torpedoes at SC Ch 17
PB Toko Maru #4 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Suyozai Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Suyozai Maru is out of ASW ammo
PB Suyozai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Suyozai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Suyozai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Suyozai Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Suyozai Maru is out of ASW ammo
PB Suyozai Maru is out of ASW ammo
PB Suyozai Maru is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Hwaiyin [Yellow R] (92,50)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
LCI No 3558 LCPR
LCI No 3561 LCPR
LCI No 3564 LCPR
LCI No 3556 LCPR



LCI No 3558 LCPR fired at enemy troops
LCI No 3561 LCPR fired at enemy troops
LCI No 3564 LCPR fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Tulagi [Solomans] (114,137)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Kosin Maru #3
PB Chiyo Maru #4
xAK Yae Maru



PB Kosin Maru #3 fired at enemy troops
PB Chiyo Maru #4 fired at enemy troops


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Ground combat at 83,52 (near Changsha [C China])

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13842 troops, 194 guns, 147 vehicles, Assault Value = 467

Defending force 21787 troops, 119 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 504

Japanese adjusted assault: 446

Allied adjusted defense: 415

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
238 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
551 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Assaulting units:
13th Tank "Rgt" Battalion
40th Draft B Division
15th Mobile "15cm" Field Artillery Battalion
11th Army
52nd ind Pack MtnGu Battalion

Defending units:
ROC 37th Corps
ROC 20th Corps
ROC 58th Corps


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Ground combat at Victoria Point (51,66)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1635 troops, 18 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 74

Defending force 366 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Japanese adjusted assault: 25

Allied adjusted defense: 3

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Victoria Point !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
156 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
JAAF 7th Field AF Construction Battalion
I./143rd Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
RAF 108th/2 Base Force


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Ground combat at Shortlands [Sol] (109,131)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 390 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 9

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Shortlands [Sol] !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
2nd Indpt SNLF Co


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Ground combat at Kota Bharu [Malaya] (51,75)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2998 troops, 35 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 107

Defending force 1264 troops, 6 guns, 47 vehicles, Assault Value = 36



Assaulting units:
CW FMSV Brigade
CW 3rd ISF Base Force
IA 8th Brigade

Defending units:
22nd (18 Div) Recon Regiment
1st Tank "Rgt" Bn /2


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Ground combat at Wu-ch'uan [Inr Mon] (92,33)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4993 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 118

Defending force 2524 troops, 20 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 50



Assaulting units:
ROC 11th Corps

Defending units:
4th Cavalry "Bde" Regiment


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Ground combat at Po Lo [S China] (78,59)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6028 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 171

Defending force 2331 troops, 71 guns, 20 vehicles, Assault Value = 54



Assaulting units:
ROC 63rd Corps

Defending units:
68th Ind Infantry Battalion
2nd 4cm RpdFire Gun Battalion
2nd 8cm Pack Mtr Battalion



(in reply to el cid again)
Post #: 107
RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: RHS China Theory - 3/30/2012 1:47:41 AM   
el cid again

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: bigred

quote:

ORIGINAL: bigred

quote:

ORIGINAL: el cid again

quote:

ORIGINAL: bigred

and finally
edit I meant allied units



What went wrong (partly) here was massive bombing rands effects on the Hong Kong and HK Volunteer Defense Corps
unit - which starts at AV = 66 (with some elements disabled) - here it was reduced to 0 - and was apparently
in bad shape. Kumoan rifles were also at zero - and other units a tiny fraction of their full strength. Probably the combination
of lots of infantry, ample support with the Army HQ, and lots of artillery - after the air strikes - did the trick.

The chinese junks loaded about half of all the HK units and moved upriver on turn2.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1ypn0y32Ac





I just discovered this from watching the screen this turn - no wonder HK was so quick to fall!

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Post #: 108
RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: RHS China Theory - 3/30/2012 1:50:07 AM   
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It was supposed to pacify an unoccupied village
and a corps showed up

But it was a kind of unintended trap
by the time his attack could have come home, two more units were present,
and the corps had already taken casualties from air strikes.

Since the HK attack force is now free - lots of troops are headed this way -
so if the corps hangs out - it will probably cease to exist. It might be better
off if it defends from the rougher terrain just one hex away from this town.

Note the AV of 4 is misleading. Its nominal AV = 0 - like the Middlesex MG battalion at HK in the
image above. I just converted the UK MG units to AV = 3. This so they can attack - not just defend.
These units have many weapons that do not count for AV purposes - but DO get used in combat.

< Message edited by el cid again -- 3/30/2012 2:20:47 AM >

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Post #: 109
RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: RHS China Theory - 3/30/2012 1:58:13 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: el cid again

It was supposed to pacify an unoccupied village
and a corps showed up

But it was a kind of unintended trap
by the time his attack could have come home, two more units were present,
and the corps had already taken casualties from air strikes.

Since the HK attack force is now free - lots of troops are headed this way -
so if the corps hangs out - it will probably cease to exist. It might be better
off if it defends from the rougher terrain just one hex away from this town.



hummmm--muleskinner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWGAdzn5_KU

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KB vanished - 3/31/2012 6:04:58 AM   
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The KB and the Iboat recon has vanished from the map. His search lights (float nav search) have been turned off. The game inside the game.

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Post #: 111
RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: Slaughter at Sea! Victory Ev... - 3/31/2012 11:44:29 AM   
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Someone took a chance.
A major TF of ships either attempted to relieve PH
or attempted to escape from it. Never mind the force
was known to be in those waters. Bad idea -
like the historical sailing of Force Z. Similar outcome.

Device changes take immediate effect, so Ghost Submarine
attacks no longer produce "ship's side penetrated" messages,
but rather instead "torpedoes failed to detonate"
which is more logical. Hopefully other improvements are filtering
in as well.

We are having trouble finding the enemy on land - by the time
we get there he has abandoned the place. Alor Star was taken
by a recon regiment!



AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 14, 41
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Amphibious Assault at Vinh [Tonkin] (65,59)

TF 281 troops unloading over beach at Vinh [Tonkin], 65,59





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Invasion Support action off Tulagi [Solomans] (114,137)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Kosin Maru #3
PB Chiyo Maru #4
xAK Yae Maru



PB Kosin Maru #3 fired at enemy troops
PB Chiyo Maru #4 fired at enemy troops


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Isabela [Basilan] at 75,90, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AO Hayamoto

Allied Ships
PG Asheville



Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 17% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Submarine attack near Wenchow at 92,60

Japanese Ships
TK Manju Maru, Shell hits 10, on fire

Allied Ships
SS S-39, hits 1



TK Manju Maru is sighted by SS S-39
SS S-39 attacking on the surface
SS S-39 low on gun ammo, Newman O. breaks off surface engagement and submerges


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ASW attack near Batao [Tawi Tawi] at 72,88

Japanese Ships
APD Fuji
APD Hagi
xAK Rokko Maru
TB Hayabusa
TB Hiyodori

Allied Ships
SS Sargo



SS Sargo launches 4 torpedoes at APD Fuji
TB Hayabusa fails to find sub and abandons search
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Saipan [Marianas] at 107,91

Japanese Ships
xAKL RGC East Sea 106

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 4



xAKL RGC East Sea 106 is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 4
SS Ghost Submarine 4 launches 6 torpedoes at xAKL RGC East Sea 106


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Masbate [Visayas] at 81,82, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
HDML Vigalant USA PB

Allied Ships
ARD Dewey Dry Dock
xAPc Almandite USAT
xAPc PC Calapan Ferry



Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 17% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Dohibara O. crosses the 'T'
Range increases to 2,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Allied Support TF evades combat


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Submarine attack near Truk [Car Is] at 112,108

Japanese Ships
TK Kurume Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



TK Kurume Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 9
SS Ghost Submarine 9 launches 6 torpedoes


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Sub attack near San Francisco [CA] at 216,74

Japanese Ships
SS I-4

Allied Ships
CA San Francisco
DD Aylwin



SS I-4 launches 4 torpedoes at CA San Francisco
I-4 diving deep ....
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Truk [Car Is] at 112,108

Japanese Ships
TK Kurume Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



TK Kurume Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 9
SS Ghost Submarine 9 launches 6 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Shanghai [E Sea] at 92,55

Japanese Ships
TK Akita Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 6



TK Akita Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 6
SS Ghost Submarine 6 launches 6 torpedoes


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Sub attack near Saipan [Marianas] at 107,91

Japanese Ships
xAKL JMM Niigata 113

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 4



SS Ghost Submarine 4 attacking xAKL JMM Niigata 113 on the surface


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Night Air attack on Kuantan [Malaya] , at 51,79

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
KNIL 139WH-3 x 3


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x KNIL 139WH-3 bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 10 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Truk [Car Is] at 112,108

Japanese Ships
ACM Tama Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



Captain of SS Ghost Submarine 9 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
Ghost Submarine 9 bottoming out ....
ACM Tama Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
ACM Tama Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
ACM Tama Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
ACM Tama Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
ACM Tama Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Hwaiyin [Yellow R] at 92,50

Japanese Ships
CA Idzumo
CA Iwate



Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 1

CA Idzumo firing at Hwaiyin [Yellow R]
CA Iwate firing at Hwaiyin [Yellow R]


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Night Naval bombardment of Kavieng [N Ireland] at 106,122

Allied Ships
CA RAN Canberra
CL RAN Adelaide
CL RAN Perth

Japanese ground losses:
186 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Oilwell/Rubber Plan hits 1
Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12
Port hits 5
Port supply hits 1

CA RAN Canberra firing at Kavieng [N Ireland]
CL RAN Adelaide firing at Kavieng [N Ireland]
CL RAN Perth firing at Kavieng [N Ireland]


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Night Naval bombardment of Hwaiyin [Yellow R] at 92,50

Japanese Ships
PG Atada PG





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Day Time Surface Combat, near Samah [Hainan] at 69,64, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Daigen Maru
xAK Zuiko Maru
xAK Hokuzyu Maru
xAK Ryuyo Maru
xAK Meiu Maru
xAK Teisen Maru

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Margie Lim
xAPc ROC Maria Chang
xAPc ROC Cixi Taihou
xAPc ROC Lu Se Long
xAPc ROC Chang Long
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 1
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 3
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 4
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 5
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 6
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 7
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 8
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 9
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 10
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 11
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 12
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 13
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 15
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 17
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 18
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 19
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 20
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 21
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 22
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 23
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 25
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 27
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 28
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 29
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 30
xAKL ROC Barge Group 5
xAKL ROC Barge Group 6
xAKL ROC Barge Group 7
xAPc ROC Princess Sheena
xAPc ROC Princess Jeanie
xAPc ROC Princess Elaine
xAPc ROC Wan Chai
xAPc ROC Macao
xAPc ROC Tai Tam



Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 8,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Submarine attack near Bikini [Mrshl Is] at 130,111

Japanese Ships
xAK Tomitu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 3



xAK Tomitu Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 3
SS Ghost Submarine 3 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Tomitu Maru


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Submarine attack near Iriomote [Ryuku Is] at 88,65

Japanese Ships
TK Kuremente Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS RNN KXIV



TK Kuremente Maru is sighted by SS RNN KXIV
SS RNN KXIV launches 4 torpedoes at TK Kuremente Maru


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Pearl Harbor [Oahu] at 186,95, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu
CV Shokaku
CV Zuikaku
CV Akagi
BB Hiei
BB Kirishima
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CL Abukuma
DD Akigumo
DD Kagero
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tanikaze
DD Arare
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
DD Rathburne
xAK Alabaman
xAK Alaskan
xAK Canadian
xAK Steel Exporter
xAK Steel Navigator
xAK Steel Seafarer
xAK Steel Trader
xAK Steel Voyager
xAK J L Luckenbach
xAK Julia Luckenbach
xAK Walter Luckenbach
xAK William Luckenbach
xAK Admiral Cole
xAK Shooting Star
xAK Am. Leader
xAK Ruth Alexander
xAK Coast Trader
xAK Examiner



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Pearl Harbor [Oahu] at 186,96, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu
CV Shokaku
CV Zuikaku
CV Akagi
BB Hiei
BB Kirishima
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CL Abukuma
DD Akigumo
DD Kagero
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tanikaze
DD Arare
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
DD Rathburne
xAK Alabaman
xAK Alaskan
xAK Canadian
xAK Steel Exporter
xAK Steel Navigator
xAK Steel Seafarer
xAK Steel Trader
xAK Steel Voyager
xAK J L Luckenbach
xAK Julia Luckenbach
xAK Walter Luckenbach
xAK William Luckenbach
xAK Admiral Cole
xAK Shooting Star
xAK Am. Leader
xAK Ruth Alexander
xAK Coast Trader
xAK Examiner



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Sub attack near Vong Tau [Cochin C] at 60,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Nankai Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 8



SS Ghost Submarine 8 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Nankai Maru


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Submarine attack near Vong Tau [Cochin C] at 60,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Atutasan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 8



xAK Atutasan Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 8
SS Ghost Submarine 8 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Atutasan Maru


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Submarine attack near Shanghai [E Sea] at 92,55

Japanese Ships
TK Yamazuru Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 6



TK Yamazuru Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 6
SS Ghost Submarine 6 launches 4 torpedoes


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Sub attack near Truk [Car Is] at 112,108

Japanese Ships
AG Mamiya

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



AG Mamiya is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 9
SS Ghost Submarine 9 launches 4 torpedoes


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Morning Air attack on Subic NAS&Clark AAF , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2m21 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2m21 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Cabanatuan [Luzon] , at 80,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2m21 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2m21 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet



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Morning Air attack on ROC 63rd Corps, at 78,59 (Po Lo [S China])

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2m21 Zero x 41
G3M2/G3M2-K Nell TB x 62
G4M1 Betty TB x 67



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
732 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
67 x G4M1 Betty TB bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
62 x G3M2/G3M2-K Nell TB bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila [Luzon] , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2m21 Zero x 8



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A6M2m21 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Manila [Luzon] , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2m21 Zero x 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2m21 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet



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Morning Air attack on ROC 50th Grlla"Rgt" Battalion, at 89,41 , near Kaoping [E China]

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5M1 Mabel TB x 4



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B5M1 Mabel TB bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on ROC 50th Grlla"Rgt" Battalion, at 89,41 , near Kaoping [E China]

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally GP x 34



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
589 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 7 (3 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-21-Ic Sally GP bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 15 x 50 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-Ic Sally GP bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 15 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on ROC 2nd Grlla "Rgt" Battalion, at 82,60 (Kaiying [S China])

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2m21 Zero x 42
Ki-21-IIa Sally GP x 25



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
438 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally GP bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Samah [Hainan] at 68,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 31
Ki-45 KAIa Nick FB x 10



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Princess Elaine
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 23
xAKL ROC Barge Group 5, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL ROC Barge Group 6
xAPc ROC Tai Tam, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 30
xAPc ROC Maria Chang, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 15
xAPc ROC Chang Long
xAPc ROC Wan Chai



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick FB bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-27a/b Nate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb

ROC Princess Elaine dead in the water ...
ROC Hong Kong 23 dead in the water ...
ROC Barge Group 5 dead in the water ...
ROC Barge Group 6 dead in the water ...
ROC Tai Tam dead in the water ...
ROC Hong Kong 30 dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAPc ROC Maria Chang
ROC Hong Kong 15 dead in the water ...
ROC Wan Chai dead in the water ...


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Morning Air attack on 2nd Burma Rifles Battalion, at 54,60 (Tavoy [S Burma])

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily GP x 20



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily GP bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Samah [Hainan] at 68,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 13



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 3
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 12
xAPc ROC Lu Se Long
xAPc ROC Princess Jeanie



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-27a/b Nate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-27a/b Nate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb

ROC Hong Kong 3 dead in the water ...
ROC Hong Kong 12 dead in the water ...
ROC Princess Jeanie dead in the water ...


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Morning Air attack on Kavieng [N Ireland] , at 106,122

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
RAAF Hudson I x 3


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x RAAF Hudson I bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sandakan [BNoBNEO] at 70,88

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes


Allied aircraft
RAF Blenheim I GP x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x RAF Blenheim I GP bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sandakan [BNoBNEO] at 70,88

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
RAF Vildebeest TB x 12


Allied aircraft losses
RAF Vildebeest TB: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Asakaze
CA Ashigara
CA Maya, Bomb hits 1
CL Kuma, Bomb hits 1

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



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x RAF Vildebeest TB bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Pearl Harbor [Oahu] at 187,96

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2m21 Zero x 94
B5N2 Kate TB x 27
D3A1 Val DB x 53



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Alabaman, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
xAK Alaskan, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Julia Luckenbach, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
xAK Examiner, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAK J L Luckenbach, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Shooting Star
xAK Admiral Cole, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Am. Leader, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Coast Trader, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
DD Rathburne, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Steel Trader, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk
xAK Steel Voyager, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Ruth Alexander, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Steel Navigator, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Steel Seafarer, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Walter Luckenbach, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val DB releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate TB bombing from 4000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val DB releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val DB releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val DB releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val DB releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val DB releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Alaskan
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Julia Luckenbach
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK J L Luckenbach
Massive explosion on xAK Am. Leader
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Steel Trader
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Steel Voyager
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Ruth Alexander
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Steel Navigator
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Steel Seafarer
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Walter Luckenbach
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Rathburne


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Samah [Hainan] at 68,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick FB x 2



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Chang Long



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick FB bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Pearl Harbor [Oahu] at 187,96

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate TB x 27



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Alaskan, and is sunk
xAK Admiral Cole, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Walter Luckenbach, Bomb hits 8, and is sunk
xAK Ruth Alexander, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK J L Luckenbach, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Examiner, Bomb hits 8, and is sunk
xAK Steel Seafarer, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Am. Leader, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk
xAK Canadian, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
27 x B5N2 Kate TB bombing from 4000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Alaskan
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Admiral Cole
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Walter Luckenbach
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Ruth Alexander
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK J L Luckenbach
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Steel Seafarer
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Examiner
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Am. Leader
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Canadian


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Afternoon Air attack on ROC 20th Corps, at 83,52 , near Changsha [C China]

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 24
Ki-30 Ann GP x 9



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
129 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann GP bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on ROC 37th Corps, at 83,52 , near Changsha [C China]

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 18



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 1000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 1000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Red 129th Division, at 88,37 (Yenan [Yellow Rvr])

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-32 Mary GP x 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-32 Mary GP bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb, 2 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sandakan [BNoBNEO] at 70,88

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes


Allied aircraft
RAF Blenheim I GP x 3


Allied aircraft losses
RAF Blenheim I GP: 1 damaged
RAF Blenheim I GP: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CA Maya



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x RAF Blenheim I GP bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sandakan [BNoBNEO] at 70,88

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
RAF Vildebeest TB x 9


Allied aircraft losses
RAF Vildebeest TB: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
CA Maya



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x RAF Vildebeest TB bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kure I [Hawaii] at 158,82

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17C/D Fortress GP x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AO Shinkoku Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17C/D Fortress GP bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 12 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cebu [Cebu] at 80,86

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate TB x 13



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-33
PT-34
PT Q-112
PT-31



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B5N2 Kate TB bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Submarine attack near Shanghai [E Sea] at 92,55

Japanese Ships
TK Yamazuru Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 6



TK Yamazuru Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 6
SS Ghost Submarine 6 launches 4 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Truk [Car Is] at 112,108

Japanese Ships
xAK Fukoku Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



xAK Fukoku Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 9
SS Ghost Submarine 9 launches 4 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Truk [Car Is] at 112,108

Japanese Ships
xAK Fukoku Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



xAK Fukoku Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 9
SS Ghost Submarine 9 launches 4 torpedoes


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Ground combat at 83,52 (near Changsha [C China])

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13675 troops, 194 guns, 147 vehicles, Assault Value = 449

Defending force 21224 troops, 119 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 460

Japanese adjusted assault: 415

Allied adjusted defense: 245

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 22 (2 destroyed, 20 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
712 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 79 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
13th Tank "Rgt" Battalion
40th Draft B Division
15th Mobile "15cm" Field Artillery Battalion
11th Army
52nd ind Pack MtnGu Battalion

Defending units:
ROC 37th Corps
ROC 20th Corps
ROC 58th Corps


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Ground combat at Kaiying [S China] (82,60)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4986 troops, 51 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 166

Defending force 352 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 160

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 160 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kaiying [S China] !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
241 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
19th China Pack C Brigade

Defending units:
ROC 2nd Grlla "Rgt" Battalion


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Ground combat at Hwaiyin [Yellow R] (92,50)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 975 troops, 20 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 96

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 15

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Hwaiyin [Yellow R] !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
Yangtze SNLF /7
Shanghai SNLF
Nanking Nav Gd /3


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Ground combat at 91,48 (near Suchow [E China])

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 11921 troops, 172 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 448

Defending force 812 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Japanese adjusted assault: 404

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 404 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
982 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 49 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
32nd Draft B Division

Defending units:
ROC 8th Grlla "Rgt" Battalion


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Ground combat at Alor Star [Malaya] (49,73)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 526 troops, 4 guns, 30 vehicles, Assault Value = 53

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 54

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 54 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Alor Star [Malaya] !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(+)



Assaulting units:
5th Division Recon Regiment


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Ground combat at 90,47 (near Suchow [E China])

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1823 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Defending force 776 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Japanese adjusted assault: 37

Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
329 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
NCPC 24th Rte "Bde" Regiment

Defending units:
ROC 10th Grlla "Rgt Battalion


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Ground combat at 85,48 (near Sinyang [C China])

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1695 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 48

Defending force 7703 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 231

Japanese adjusted assault: 23

Allied adjusted defense: 26

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
RGC 18th Temp "Div" Regiment

Defending units:
ROC 30th Corps


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Ground combat at 92,51 (near Kiangtu [Yangtze])

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2038 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 51

Defending force 818 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Japanese adjusted assault: 25

Allied adjusted defense: 49

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
RGC 22nd Temp "Div" Regiment

Defending units:
Hopeh Guerilla Rgt Battalion


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Ground combat at Tulagi [Solomans] (114,137)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2228 troops, 22 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 92

Defending force 147 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

Japanese adjusted assault: 75

Allied adjusted defense: 13

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tulagi [Solomans] !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

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


Allied ground losses:
95 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Assaulting units:
Maizuru 1st SNLF
II/66th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
2/1st Ind Coy Det 2
CMF Tulagi Det


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Ground combat at Legaspi [Luzon] (81,81)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2115 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 71

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 17

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 17 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Legaspi [Luzon] !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
Kure 1st SNLF


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Ground combat at Kota Bharu [Malaya] (51,75)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3009 troops, 35 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 108

Defending force 5298 troops, 49 guns, 47 vehicles, Assault Value = 192


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


Assaulting units:
CW FMSV Brigade
CW 3rd ISF Base Force
IA 8th Brigade

Defending units:
56th Pack A Inf Regimental Combat Team
22nd (18 Div) Recon Regiment
1st Tank "Rgt" Bn /2


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Ground combat at Wu-ch'uan [Inr Mon] (92,33)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5000 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 119

Defending force 2524 troops, 20 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 50



Assaulting units:
ROC 11th Corps

Defending units:
4th Cavalry "Bde" Regiment


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Ground combat at 83,52 (near Changsha [C China])

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13409 troops, 81 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 400

Defending force 15835 troops, 196 guns, 245 vehicles, Assault Value = 435



Assaulting units:
ROC 37th Corps
ROC 20th Corps
ROC 58th Corps

Defending units:
13th Tank "Rgt" Battalion
40th Draft B Division
15th Mobile "15cm" Field Artillery Battalion
11th Army
52nd ind Pack MtnGu Battalion


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Ground combat at Po Lo [S China] (78,59)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 5522 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 139

Defending force 2331 troops, 71 guns, 20 vehicles, Assault Value = 54

Allied adjusted assault: 6

Japanese adjusted defense: 42

Allied assault odds: 1 to 7

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

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


Allied ground losses:
166 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
ROC 63rd Corps

Defending units:
68th Ind Infantry Battalion
2nd 4cm RpdFire Gun Battalion
2nd 8cm Pack Mtr Battalion


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Ground combat at Yangku [NE China] (92,38)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 4568 troops, 64 guns, 48 vehicles, Assault Value = 169

Defending force 8200 troops, 38 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 148

Japanese adjusted assault: 204

Allied adjusted defense: 22

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Yangku [NE China] !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
2368 casualties reported
Squads: 127 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 287 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 16 (16 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
26th Semi-Motizd B/A Division

Defending units:
Red 4th New Fld Amy Corps
Red 43rd Grilla Rgt Battalion




< Message edited by el cid again -- 4/1/2012 12:14:38 AM >

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: RHS China Theory - 3/31/2012 11:47:53 AM   
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Following up, his "corps" did a shock attack on the now three small battalions in
the hex - one proper infantry battalion, one specialist auto-weapons battalion, and
one supporting mortar battalion. Never mind - he didn't listen - and the odds were
1:7 against him - and he took 10:1 casualties! He was low on supplies, low on
morale, and had nothing in particular going for him. There is more to the combat
value of a unit than AV numbers: you must look at total devices - and also at
the "soft" factors - leadership, supply, morale, etc. Units with a low AV count are
in particular very effective in the defense. Their other useful role is supporting
an attack by other units. All their devices with effect ratings too small to permit
AV counts or artillery bombardment DO work - in combat - at close range.


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ORIGINAL: el cid again

It was supposed to pacify an unoccupied village
and a corps showed up

But it was a kind of unintended trap
by the time his attack could have come home, two more units were present,
and the corps had already taken casualties from air strikes.

Since the HK attack force is now free - lots of troops are headed this way -
so if the corps hangs out - it will probably cease to exist. It might be better
off if it defends from the rougher terrain just one hex away from this town.



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RE: KB vanished - 3/31/2012 11:54:28 AM   
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The KB and the Iboat recon has vanished from the map. His search lights (float nav search) have been turned off. The game inside the game.



Actually - not. I simply reversed course - hoping he thought I was going to chase those scattered formations headed to California - tiny ones with a couple of ships each. And it paid off - we ambushed a major convoy of 16 ships. No less than 15 were hit on the first wave - 4 reported sunk outright. A group of 27 Kates that got separated or took off late then saw all that black smoke and knew where to go - found 9 more targets - and reported 4 more sinkings. Every other target was reported with heavy fires and major damage. The only ship to escape in the initial raid was sunk outright. Only the DD in escort MIGHT survive - they are in deep water.

But it is indeed the game within the game. Try to read his mind, and not be predictable.

HIS surprise was to put Aussie cruisers at Kavieng. I bet he does not know what is lurking over the horizon. Stay tuned... (I never bluff)

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RE: KB vanished - 3/31/2012 2:15:47 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: el cid again


quote:

ORIGINAL: bigred

The KB and the Iboat recon has vanished from the map. His search lights (float nav search) have been turned off. The game inside the game.



Actually - not. I simply reversed course - hoping he thought I was going to chase those scattered formations headed to California - tiny ones with a couple of ships each. And it paid off - we ambushed a major convoy of 16 ships. No less than 15 were hit on the first wave - 4 reported sunk outright. A group of 27 Kates that got separated or took off late then saw all that black smoke and knew where to go - found 9 more targets - and reported 4 more sinkings. Every other target was reported with heavy fires and major damage. The only ship to escape in the initial raid was sunk outright. Only the DD in escort MIGHT survive - they are in deep water.

But it is indeed the game within the game. Try to read his mind, and not be predictable.

HIS surprise was to put Aussie cruisers at Kavieng. I bet he does not know what is lurking over the horizon. Stay tuned... (I never bluff)

It is amazing to me how all these 5star old guard matrix players make a big deal out of sinking a allied supply convoy....ElCid probably used all his torpedoes on this one...

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RE: KB vanished - 3/31/2012 2:26:57 PM   
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In addition, i cant imagine anyone allowing Vildebeest to get free shots on my cruisers!!!

Allied aircraft losses
RAF Vildebeest TB: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Asakaze
CA Ashigara
CA Maya, Bomb hits 1
CL Kuma, Bomb hits 1


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RE: KB vanished - 3/31/2012 11:25:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: bigred


quote:

ORIGINAL: el cid again


quote:

ORIGINAL: bigred

The KB and the Iboat recon has vanished from the map. His search lights (float nav search) have been turned off. The game inside the game.



Actually - not. I simply reversed course - hoping he thought I was going to chase those scattered formations headed to California - tiny ones with a couple of ships each. And it paid off - we ambushed a major convoy of 16 ships. No less than 15 were hit on the first wave - 4 reported sunk outright. A group of 27 Kates that got separated or took off late then saw all that black smoke and knew where to go - found 9 more targets - and reported 4 more sinkings. Every other target was reported with heavy fires and major damage. The only ship to escape in the initial raid was sunk outright. Only the DD in escort MIGHT survive - they are in deep water.

But it is indeed the game within the game. Try to read his mind, and not be predictable.

HIS surprise was to put Aussie cruisers at Kavieng. I bet he does not know what is lurking over the horizon. Stay tuned... (I never bluff)

It is amazing to me how all these 5star old guard matrix players make a big deal out of sinking a allied supply convoy....ElCid probably used all his torpedoes on this one...

Woops..no torps in that attack...

I do wonder if Sid set his kates at 4000ft?

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: ambushed at Sorong! (Turn 4) - 4/1/2012 12:03:24 AM   
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ORIGINAL: el cid again

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Achtung Leser. ElCid wird für eine qualifizierte Nippon Kommandant für seine anderen Test-Spiel suchen. Dont be shy und Zeitbedarf ist etwa 2/3 Umdrehungen pro Woche.



Oh, ich sehe wir haben Interesse von einem echten Deutschen bereit, AE Geschichte zu machen. Kommen Sie jetzt Historiker wissen wir, Sie wollen uns helfen.



FYI in RHS we have a number of German units - many from an unpublished mod by Mifune - otherwise imported from WITP RHS. These include die Erste Monsons submarines, raiders, tenders (one of which was sunk in this game already by a US submarine), and rather efficient transports (useful for moving "ores" - resources - from the mainland to Japan. A few units start on the map in Japan and Manchukuo. The rest appear in the SW map corner at a tiny island which is not developable - and should not be developed by either side nor captured by the Allies. This island - a dot location without art - is almost invisible and NOT a supply source nor a developed base in any sense. It is a point for Axis units to appear - period. But it is real! It is Amsterdam Island, a volano with no suitable place for a port or airfield - and the only attempt to do something there economically (raise cattle) failed.

How is the lack of building costs for german units reflected? Did you use my duration-method?



I took no special action - and am not familiar with your suggestion (or possibly I forgot it if made long ago). Tell me about it.

I do not regard it as a problem - the bigger ships start the game = no building cost.

Only one small raider appears after game start - otherwise purely submarines - and not even big submarines by Japanese standards (although,
to be sure, they are pretty big by German ones - most are Type IXs). The cost of less than 20 medium size and small (type VIIF I think) subs isn't a big strain on the economy of Japan.

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: ambushed at Sorong! (Turn 4) - 4/1/2012 12:15:29 AM   
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ORIGINAL: el cid again




quote:

ORIGINAL: Historiker


quote:

ORIGINAL: el cid again

quote:

ORIGINAL: bigred


quote:

ORIGINAL: Historiker

quote:

Achtung Leser. ElCid wird für eine qualifizierte Nippon Kommandant für seine anderen Test-Spiel suchen. Dont be shy und Zeitbedarf ist etwa 2/3 Umdrehungen pro Woche.



Oh, ich sehe wir haben Interesse von einem echten Deutschen bereit, AE Geschichte zu machen. Kommen Sie jetzt Historiker wissen wir, Sie wollen uns helfen.



FYI in RHS we have a number of German units - many from an unpublished mod by Mifune - otherwise imported from WITP RHS. These include die Erste Monsons submarines, raiders, tenders (one of which was sunk in this game already by a US submarine), and rather efficient transports (useful for moving "ores" - resources - from the mainland to Japan. A few units start on the map in Japan and Manchukuo. The rest appear in the SW map corner at a tiny island which is not developable - and should not be developed by either side nor captured by the Allies. This island - a dot location without art - is almost invisible and NOT a supply source nor a developed base in any sense. It is a point for Axis units to appear - period. But it is real! It is Amsterdam Island, a volano with no suitable place for a port or airfield - and the only attempt to do something there economically (raise cattle) failed.

How is the lack of building costs for german units reflected? Did you use my duration-method?



I took no special action - and am not familiar with your suggestion (or possibly I forgot it if made long ago). Tell me about it.

I do not regard it as a problem - the bigger ships start the game = no building cost.

Only one small raider appears after game start - otherwise purely submarines - and not even big submarines by Japanese standards (although,
to be sure, they are pretty big by German ones - most are Type IXs). The cost of less than 20 medium size and small (type VIIF I think) subs isn't a big strain on the economy of Japan.
give them durability of 1 to reflect the (almost) 0 building cost and let it upgrade to its real dur afterwards.


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RE: KB vanished - 4/1/2012 12:21:18 AM   
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ORIGINAL: bigred


quote:

ORIGINAL: bigred


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ORIGINAL: el cid again


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ORIGINAL: bigred

The KB and the Iboat recon has vanished from the map. His search lights (float nav search) have been turned off. The game inside the game.


I do not like to waste torpedoes - a real Japanese trait - they are limited in number when far at sea - so I set Kates to "using bombs"
vs ships that will either sink at once or burn out - i.e. merchants. And in port - they drop 800 kg - which I prefer to a torpedo even.

As for bombing altitude - the lower - the more accurate - as IRL. Most raids are set at 5000 feet - game default - a good standard. Sometimes I use 6000 feet, sometimes 4000 feet. Note I wrote the devices in RHS so I know the effective altitude of MG and LAA. MG work up to about 3200 feet - so 4000 feet is above them. They are bad because there are numbers of them. And many merchant ships only have MG for AAA at this stage of the war. [Stock has too many heavier AA guns on merchants in general, and at start in particular.] I am willing to take AA losses - but I try to stay out of the nasty zone with MG

Then there is the matter of doctrine. Skip bombing isn't invented yet - I consider it "cheating" to bomb at really low altitude - where the code gives you a bonus that is probably related to skip bombing. So I stay at what is technically medium altitude - the place where medium AAA is designed for. Until a player actually gets some medium AAA - there is this nice gap with little AAA opposition - too low for HAA - to high for LAA


Actually - not. I simply reversed course - hoping he thought I was going to chase those scattered formations headed to California - tiny ones with a couple of ships each. And it paid off - we ambushed a major convoy of 16 ships. No less than 15 were hit on the first wave - 4 reported sunk outright. A group of 27 Kates that got separated or took off late then saw all that black smoke and knew where to go - found 9 more targets - and reported 4 more sinkings. Every other target was reported with heavy fires and major damage. The only ship to escape in the initial raid was sunk outright. Only the DD in escort MIGHT survive - they are in deep water.

But it is indeed the game within the game. Try to read his mind, and not be predictable.

HIS surprise was to put Aussie cruisers at Kavieng. I bet he does not know what is lurking over the horizon. Stay tuned... (I never bluff)

It is amazing to me how all these 5star old guard matrix players make a big deal out of sinking a allied supply convoy....ElCid probably used all his torpedoes on this one...

Woops..no torps in that attack...

I do wonder if Sid set his kates at 4000ft?


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