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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: ambushed at Sorong! (Turn 4) - 4/1/2012 12:23:37 AM   
el cid again

 

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ORIGINAL: Historiker


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ORIGINAL: Historiker


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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FYI in RHS we have a number of German units - many from an unpublished mod by Mifune - otherwise imported from WITP RHS.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?



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.




Oh yes - I remember - and I did that in WITP RHS too. I did it in AE re Thai ships for a while - and maybe I will go back to it. For the moment I am experimenting with having them appear at start = no cost - but damaged - and need time to repair. My problem was they were never building at all - but I think that is now solved by other changes and need not be a consideration any more. It was a really good idea - but I forgot it.

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: Strategy on Luzon - 4/1/2012 1:11:26 AM   
el cid again

 

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This is a general commentary about how RHS differs from stock and all
other mods on Luzon, and why? And the implications for strategy.

In this thread, RHS Test 4B, Big Red is withdrawing toward Bataan, in a
classic War Plan Orange move. It was abandoned by Mac in the 1930s,
but later re-adopted (with fewer supplies than had it been the plan all along)
when the Philippine Army failed to be able to contain IJA units.

It differs from that of Gen Yamashita, IJA's only great captain IMHO,
who based his defense on an area farther North, malaria free, and resource
rich (in particular, food producing, but also minerals). "The center four
squares of the chessboard" in SE Asia are Clark AFB, Manila, Bataan and Baguio
City. For some reason, no form of WITP has ever included Baguio - except
for RHS mods. It is inland, not a port, but an airfield. It is malaria free.
It has both resources and light industry - and some direct supply generation
as well. AND it is mountainous - far tougher to win a fight in than other places.

The first time I took a bus up the Naguilian Road (used by the IJA in 1942 and
the US/Philippine Army in 1944), and saw the canyons, swift rivers, and the
great sweeping reverse arc entrance to the city (the road goes in a circle,
hanging on a sheer cliff, almost 3/4 of the way around, so an enemy can shoot
at you the whole way) - I declared "MacArthur was a fool!" This is defensable
country!

Now you may well ask - what about Manila Bay? One thing alone is enough to keep
it closed for longer than IRL. Fort Drum. When Gen Waynewright surrendered,
the CO of Fort Drum gathered his officers. They had no meaningful damage - never
mind fully 26 feet of concrete had been planed off by explosives. Every system was
operational. But they had no more food! So they surrendered. IF the fort had more
food, they would have held the bay closed even longer.

US and Philippine forces on Bataan suffered terribly. 100% had both malaria and denge
fever. There was not enough food - so malnutrition was almost universal. Contrast that
with Baguio - a place without mosquitos. But lots of food. And far better defensive
terrain. There is a possibility of holding out for a very long time.

Note that in RHS the Allies have transport planes - and can fly to Baguio - a developed
airfield (and location of the future Philippine Military academy, under construction: classes
are for the time being held at Teacher Camp, which later was used as the POW camp for
US citizens by the Japanese). I suppose I should put in the garrison of Fort John Hay -
the Marine Legation in China has survived in this test - and it is much smaller.

< Message edited by el cid again -- 4/1/2012 1:24:12 AM >

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: We found Canberra! Repulse too. - 4/1/2012 6:08:06 AM   
el cid again

 

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I did promise to see what could be done about HMS Canberra when she raided Kavieng.
Here you go. Unfortunately Adelade was no longer with her.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 15, 41
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Submarine attack near Palembang [Sumatra] at 49,90

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

Allied Ships
xAK UK Neleus, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



xAK UK Neleus is sighted by SS I-54 [Later I-154]
SS I-54 [Later I-154] launches 2 torpedoes at xAK UK Neleus


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Submarine attack near Shanghai [E Sea] at 93,55

Japanese Ships
TK Akita Maru, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-39



TK Akita Maru is sighted by SS S-39
SS S-39 launches 4 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Singora [S Thai] at 51,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Gokoku Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS RNN KXI



xAK Gokoku Maru #2 is sighted by SS RNN KXI
SS RNN KXI launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Gokoku Maru #2


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Lahaina [Maui] at 187,97, Range 12,000 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
xAK Steel Exporter



Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 10% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Samah [Hainan] at 68,65, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Hasu
TB Kiku
TB Karii
TB Yanagi
TB Hato

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Lu Se Long
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 10
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 11
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 19
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 20
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 21, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 25
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 27
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 28, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 29
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 30
xAKL ROC Barge Group 7, Shell hits 21, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAPc ROC Princess Sheena
xAPc ROC Princess Jeanie, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Princess Elaine, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Wan Chai, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Macao, Shell hits 1, and is sunk



Low visibility due to Thunderstorms with 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 10% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
Tokunaga, K. crosses the 'T'
xAPc ROC Wan Chai sunk by TB Hato at 2,000 yards
xAPc ROC Princess Elaine sunk by TB Karii at 2,000 yards
TB Karii engages xAPc ROC Princess Jeanie at 2,000 yards
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 21 sunk by TB Karii at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
xAPc ROC Macao sunk by TB Hato at 3,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages xAKL ROC Barge Group 7 at 3,000 yards
TB Hasu engages xAKL ROC Barge Group 7 at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
xAPc ROC Princess Jeanie sunk by TB Hato at 2,000 yards
TB Hato engages xAKL ROC Barge Group 7 at 2,000 yards
TB Yanagi engages xAKL ROC Barge Group 7 at 2,000 yards
TB Karii engages xAKL ROC Barge Group 7 at 2,000 yards
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 28 sunk by TB Kiku at 2,000 yards
TB Hasu engages xAKL ROC Barge Group 7 at 2,000 yards
TB Hato engages xAKL ROC Barge Group 7 at 2,000 yards
TB Karii engages xAKL ROC Barge Group 7 at 2,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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

Japanese Ships
xAK Matumoto Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 3



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


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ASW attack near Jolo [S Is] at 73,91

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsukaze
CA Nachi
CS Chiyoda
DD Suzukaze
DD Hayashio
DD Wakaba
DD Hatsushima
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsuharu

Allied Ships
SS Snapper



SS Snapper launches 4 torpedoes at DD Hatsukaze
Snapper diving deep ....
DD Wakaba fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsushima fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Nenohi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hatsuharu fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Wakaba attacking submerged sub ....
DD Wakaba fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Wakaba fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Wakaba fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Wakaba fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Batao [Tawi Tawi] at 72,89

Japanese Ships
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Perch



SS Perch is sighted by escort
Perch diving deep ....
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor [Oahu] at 181,104

Japanese Ships
SS I-8

Allied Ships
PT-30
PT-42
PT-29



SS I-8 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy PT
I-8 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection


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ASW attack near Batavia [Java] at 49,97

Japanese Ships
SS I-64 [Later I-164]

Allied Ships
CL RN Danae, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
BC RN Repulse
DD RN Express
DD RN Electra



SS I-64 [Later I-164] launches 4 torpedoes at CL RN Danae
I-64 [Later I-164] bottoming out ....
DD RN Express fails to find sub and abandons search
DD RN Electra fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD RN Electra attacking submerged sub ....
DD RN Electra loses contact with SS I-64 [Later I-164]
DD RN Electra fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD RN Electra fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD RN Electra 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
AMC Kongo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



AMC Kongo Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 9
SS Ghost Submarine 9 launches 4 torpedoes


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

Japanese Ships
TK Manju Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 6



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


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Submarine attack near Wusih [Yangtze] at 91,53

Japanese Ships
xAKL Tamo Maru #7

Allied Ships
SS S-39



xAKL Tamo Maru #7 is sighted by SS S-39
SS S-39 attacking xAKL Tamo Maru #7 on the surface
SS S-39 low on gun ammo, Newman O. breaks off surface engagement and submerges


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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
KNIL 139WH-3 x 4


No Allied losses



Runway hits 1

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



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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 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 Truk [Car Is] at 112,108

Japanese Ships
xAK Asaka Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



xAK Asaka Maru #3 is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 9
SS Ghost Submarine 9 launches 4 torpedoes


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ASW attack near Batavia [Java] at 49,97

Japanese Ships
SS I-64 [Later I-164]

Allied Ships
DD RN Express



SS I-64 [Later I-164] is sighted by escort
DD RN Express attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-64 [Later I-164] eludes DD RN Express by hugging bottom
SS I-64 [Later I-164] eludes ASW attack from DD RN Express
DD RN Express fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD RN Express fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD RN Express attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-64 [Later I-164] eludes DD RN Express by hugging bottom
DD RN Express cannot establish contact with SS I-64 [Later I-164]
DD RN Express fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Amphibious Assault at Jolo [S Is] (74,90)

TF 19 troops unloading over beach at Jolo [S Is], 74,90





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Amphibious Assault at Jolo [S Is] (74,90)

TF 121 troops unloading over beach at Jolo [S Is], 74,90



10 Support Section troops lost overboard during unload of 15th Nav Gd /4


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Vella Lavella [Sol] at 109,133, Range 18,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
RAAF Seagull V AS: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CA Furutaka
CA Kako
DD Oboro, Shell hits 1
DD Uzuki
DD Kikuzuki
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
CA RAN Canberra, Shell hits 28, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD RAN Voyager, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 18,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages CA Kinugasa at 18,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CA RAN Canberra at 18,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages DD Kikuzuki at 18,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD RAN Voyager at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA RAN Canberra at 13,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CA RAN Canberra at 13,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CA RAN Canberra at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA RAN Canberra at 10,000 yards
DD RAN Voyager sunk by CA Kinugasa at 10,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CA RAN Canberra at 10,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CA RAN Canberra at 10,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages DD Kikuzuki at 10,000 yards
Getting, F.E. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages CA Aoba at 6,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CA RAN Canberra at 6,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages CA RAN Canberra at 6,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages DD Uzuki at 6,000 yards
DD Oboro engages CA RAN Canberra at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA RAN Canberra at 8,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages DD Kikuzuki at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages CA Kako at 10,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages CA Aoba at 10,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages CA RAN Canberra at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages CA Kako at 12,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages CA Kinugasa at 12,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages DD Kikuzuki at 12,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages DD Oboro at 12,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA RAN Canberra at 12,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages DD Yuzuki at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA RAN Canberra at 13,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages DD Uzuki at 13,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA RAN Canberra at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages CA Kinugasa at 9,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CA RAN Canberra at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA RAN Canberra at 10,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra engages CA Kinugasa at 10,000 yards
DD Oboro engages CA RAN Canberra at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CA RAN Canberra at 8,000 yards
CA RAN Canberra sunk by CA Aoba at 8,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Sub attack near Ise & Tsu [C Hon] at 109,62

Japanese Ships
xAP Argentina M [Kaiyo]

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 7



SS Ghost Submarine 7 launches 4 torpedoes at xAP Argentina M [Kaiyo]


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TF 451 encounters mine field at Nanking [Yangtze] (91,52)

Allied Ships
SS S-39, Mine hits 1, heavy damage





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

Japanese Ships
xAK Kaimei Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 3



SS Ghost Submarine 3 launches 4 torpedoes


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ASW attack near Palembang [Sumatra] at 49,90

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

Allied Ships
xAPc Banjoewangi Ferry 2
AM RAN Ballarat



SS I-54 [Later I-154] is sighted by escort
AM RAN Ballarat fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM RAN Ballarat fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM RAN Ballarat fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM RAN Ballarat fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM RAN Ballarat fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Albany [W Aus] at 49,152, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC KM Thor

Allied Ships
xAK CWMichael Goulandri, Shell hits 13, heavy fires, heavy damage



Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 26,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
AMC KM Thor engages xAK CWMichael Goulandri at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
AMC KM Thor engages xAK CWMichael Goulandri at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
AMC KM Thor engages xAK CWMichael Goulandri at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
AMC KM Thor engages xAK CWMichael Goulandri at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
AMC KM Thor engages xAK CWMichael Goulandri at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
AMC KM Thor engages xAK CWMichael Goulandri at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
AMC KM Thor engages xAK CWMichael Goulandri at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
AMC KM Thor engages xAK CWMichael Goulandri at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Submarine attack near Toboali [Bangka] at 51,93

Japanese Ships
SS I-65 [Later I-165], hits 2

Allied Ships
xAKL Sagoland, Shell hits 20, heavy fires, heavy damage



xAKL Sagoland is sighted by SS I-65 [Later I-165]
SS I-65 [Later I-165] attacking on the surface
SS I-65 [Later I-165] low on gun ammo, Shibata W. breaks off surface engagement and submerges


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

Japanese Ships
PB Kaiun Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



SS Ghost Submarine 9 launches 4 torpedoes
Ghost Submarine 9 bottoming out ....
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Jolo [S Is] at 73,91

Japanese Ships
TB Shiokaze
AO Iro

Allied Ships
SS Snapper



SS Snapper launches 3 torpedoes at TB Shiokaze
Snapper diving deep ....
TB Shiokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Shiokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Shiokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Shiokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Shiokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near San Luis Obispo CA at 220,74

Japanese Ships
SS I-26

Allied Ships
AMC RCN Prince Henry
AM RCN Mirimichi
AP U. S. Grant USAT
xAK Don Isidro
xAK Chatanooga City
KV RCN Chilliwack
KV RCN Wetaskiwin
KV RCN Quesnel
AM RCN Chignecto



SS I-26 is sighted by escort
I-26 diving deep ....
KV RCN Chilliwack fails to find sub and abandons search
KV RCN Wetaskiwin fails to find sub and abandons search
KV RCN Quesnel fails to find sub and abandons search
AM RCN Chignecto fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM RCN Chignecto fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM RCN Chignecto fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM RCN Chignecto fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM RCN Chignecto fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM RCN Chignecto attacking submerged sub ....
AM RCN Chignecto cannot establish contact with SS I-26
SS I-26 eludes ASW attack from AM RCN Chignecto
AM RCN Chignecto fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2m21 Zero x 7



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M2m21 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet



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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 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:
109 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 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 20th Corps ...
Also attacking ROC 37th Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on ROC 98th Corps, at 88,43 , near Kaifeng [Yellow R]

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally GP x 20



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
402 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-Ic Sally GP bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tourane/Da Nang at 68,66

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 31



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 19, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 27, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Princess Sheena, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 29
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 20



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

ROC Hong Kong 19 dead in the water ...
ROC Hong Kong 27 dead in the water ...
ROC Princess Sheena dead in the water ...
Massive explosion on xAPc ROC Princess Sheena
ROC Hong Kong 29 dead in the water ...
ROC Hong Kong 20 dead in the water ...


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Morning Air attack on PA 2nd/12th Inf Battalion, at 80,76 (Cabanatuan [Luzon])

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 19
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 12



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
328 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (3 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
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 3000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 3
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 20



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
72 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 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
6 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
4 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 3000'
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

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


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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally GP x 7



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 20
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 50

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



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Morning Air attack on ROC 98th Corps, at 88,43 , near Kaifeng [Yellow R]

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-32 Mary GP x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 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 Kavieng [N Ireland] , at 106,122

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
RAAF Hudson I x 3


No Allied losses



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



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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2m21 Zero x 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2m21 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on ROC 51st Grlla "Rgt Battalion, at 84,59 (Yung-an [S China])

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2m21 Zero x 58
Ki-21-IIa Sally GP x 20



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
337 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tourane/Da Nang at 68,66

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 31



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 11
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 29, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 30
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 25
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 20
xAPc ROC Lu Se Long, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage



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

ROC Hong Kong 11 dead in the water ...
ROC Hong Kong 29 dead in the water ...
ROC Hong Kong 30 dead in the water ...
ROC Hong Kong 25 dead in the water ...
ROC Hong Kong 20 dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAPc ROC Lu Se Long


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

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



SS Ghost Submarine 9 is sighted by escort
Ghost Submarine 9 bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection


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

Japanese Ships
TK Manju Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 6



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


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

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13536 troops, 194 guns, 145 vehicles, Assault Value = 913

Defending force 20495 troops, 119 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 397

Japanese adjusted assault: 175

Allied adjusted defense: 159

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
110 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
734 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 75 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
13th Tank "Rgt" Battalion
39th Semi-Motorzd B Division
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 Yung-an [S China] (84,59)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1033 troops, 6 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 36

Defending force 527 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 5

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Yung-an [S China] !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
142 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
51st Div Recon Regiment

Defending units:
ROC 51st Grlla "Rgt Battalion


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Ground combat at 88,43 (near Kaifeng [Yellow R])

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8100 troops, 80 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 275

Defending force 5899 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 172

Japanese adjusted assault: 143

Allied adjusted defense: 99

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
246 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
383 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Assaulting units:
RGC 17th Temp "Div" Regiment
3rd China InMxd B Brigade

Defending units:
ROC 98th Corps


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Ground combat at Batangas [Luzon] (79,78)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1021 troops, 6 guns, 35 vehicles, Assault Value = 319

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 18

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 18 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Batangas [Luzon] !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
9th Pack B Inf Regimental Combat Team
20th Pack B Inf Regimental Combat Team
16th Recon Regiment


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

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5113 troops, 50 guns, 52 vehicles, Assault Value = 326

Defending force 3377 troops, 39 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 106

Japanese adjusted assault: 178

Allied adjusted defense: 8

Japanese assault odds: 22 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kota Bharu [Malaya] !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
53 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1816 casualties reported
Squads: 55 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 107 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 34 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 34 (34 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
21st Infantry Regimental Combat Team
56th Pack A Inf Regimental Combat Team
22nd (18 Div) Recon Regiment
1st Tank "Rgt" Bn /2
18th Mobile "10cm" FA Rgt /2

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


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

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5048 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 120

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 12981 troops, 81 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 342

Defending force 28472 troops, 356 guns, 325 vehicles, Assault Value = 900


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


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

Defending units:
13th Tank "Rgt" Battalion
39th Semi-Motorzd B Division
40th Draft B Division
15th Mobile "15cm" Field Artillery Battalion
11th Army
52nd ind Pack MtnGu Battalion



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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: We found Canberra! Repulse too. - 4/1/2012 1:22:44 PM   
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And we found the lost KB. Escort w/ 2x Kongo BBs ans 2x Tone cruisers.




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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: We found Canberra! Repulse too. - 4/1/2012 1:28:55 PM   
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Note that in RHS the Allies have transport planes - and can fly to Baguio - a developed
airfield (and location of the future Philippine Military academy, under construction: classes
are for the time being held at Teacher Camp, which later was used as the POW camp for
US citizens by the Japanese). I suppose I should put in the garrison of Fort John Hay -
the Marine Legation in China has survived in this test - and it is much smaller.


Not sure I can fly enough troops to Baguio before the Japs arrive in force, along w/ other reasons not to commit.

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: We found Canberra! Repulse too. - 4/1/2012 1:31:41 PM   
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I did promise to see what could be done about HMS Canberra when she raided Kavieng.
Here you go. Unfortunately Adelade was no longer with her.


I admit ElCid is no Tokyo Rose. Canberra went down w/out causing any damage to the enemy.
Japanese Ships
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CA Furutaka
CA Kako
DD Oboro, Shell hits 1
DD Uzuki
DD Kikuzuki
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
CA RAN Canberra, Shell hits 28, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD RAN Voyager, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: We found Canberra! Repulse too. - 4/1/2012 2:55:33 PM   
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41-12-15: Sid was talking about the big chinese sub base at Wuhan. So I decided to send s-39 to Wuhan to "test the waters". Boat was doing ok until it ran into a minefield. S39 has hit 3 ships in 2 days.




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I thought my Chinese corp north of Hong Kong would have "easy pickings" w/ that Jap machine gun Bat. Now it seems ElCID is determined t destroy the unit in the open w/ Betty air.




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Commander TF Relief Pearl thought the KB would have vacated the area by now. KB keeps hanging around. This was an embarrassing surprise and could easily have been prevented. I will need to slow the pace of the game.




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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: British fail to defend NW Mal... - 4/1/2012 8:46:37 PM   
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In international law,
a condition of sovereignty is that you must defend a territory.

The evacuation of Alor Star district means UK has relenquished
its claim to NW Malaya. This area was formerly Thai, taken in the
20th century by typical imperial means. [Imperialism with a
captial I was the historical policy of the British government -
that is - it was formally called that.]

So Japan will return the "lost provinces" to Thailand [which in
fact it did IRL as well.]

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: We found Canberra! Repulse too. - 4/1/2012 8:47:26 PM   
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So it seems -

uploading.


quote:

ORIGINAL: bigred

Another issue:





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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: We found Canberra! Repulse too. - 4/1/2012 8:48:15 PM   
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A little house keeping.





A lovely combat - the first I have ever seen with a German raider -

I will send the art - then rerun it - Cobra did lovely raider art.

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: We found Canberra! Repulse too. - 4/1/2012 8:53:16 PM   
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I thought my Chinese corp north of Hong Kong would have "easy pickings" w/ that Jap machine gun Bat. Now it seems ElCID is determined t destroy the unit in the open w/ Betty air.





Actually, first of all, it was preventive - to reduce the corps strength in case it attacked

second, I am a combined arms theorist, so if available I believe in weakening the strength and morale
and supplies of a unit by softening it up with air strikes before the coup de grace

As a person who improperly got trained for infantry combat (technicians are not supposed to be so assigned
in the Navy - but my first captain wanted "a radioman who was a technician, so he can fix the radio" - which
is nonsense sans part, test gear and power to run it - and my second had a green crew and needed veterans)
I also believe it is the infantry that is the real queen of battle. So I intend to wipe it out with infantry.
Which is en route. I did say the corps should run to better defensive ground. I never bluff.

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: We found Canberra! Repulse too. - 4/1/2012 8:56:26 PM   
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ORIGINAL: bigred

41-12-15: Sid was talking about the big chinese sub base at Wuhan. So I decided to send s-39 to Wuhan to "test the waters". Boat was doing ok until it ran into a minefield. S39 has hit 3 ships in 2 days.






I do not send submarines up rivers as a rule - as submerging is a problem IRL

but in this case - the Yangtze is 3 miles wide and deep enough to have accomodated a small S boat

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RE: Follow up on suggesion - 4/1/2012 8:58:57 PM   
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ORIGINAL: el cid again


quote:

ORIGINAL: Historiker


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.




Oh yes - I remember - and I did that in WITP RHS too. I did it in AE re Thai ships for a while - and maybe I will go back to it. For the moment I am experimenting with having them appear at start = no cost - but damaged - and need time to repair. My problem was they were never building at all - but I think that is now solved by other changes and need not be a consideration any more. It was a really good idea - but I forgot it.


On reflection - this idea is unsuitable for the Germans. They enter at the SW corner, and must transit the entire Indian Ocean and the Malay barrier before getting somewhere they could convert to a form with higher durability. They need their durability to survive. So while it works with Thai units, I won't use it with the German ones.

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: We found Canberra! Repulse too. - 4/1/2012 9:01:59 PM   
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good sub action.





At first there are no subs in range.

And Japan has almost no escort to put with anything - what there is being initially assigned to
invasion groups or heavy naval forces.

Then too - in WITP escort does not do much good. Doubly so Japanese escorts -
they are merely targets for the submarines -

I am hoping my air ASW devices work

and mines of course.

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: We found Canberra! Repulse too. - 4/1/2012 9:06:46 PM   
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ORIGINAL: bigred

quote:

Note that in RHS the Allies have transport planes - and can fly to Baguio - a developed
airfield (and location of the future Philippine Military academy, under construction: classes
are for the time being held at Teacher Camp, which later was used as the POW camp for
US citizens by the Japanese). I suppose I should put in the garrison of Fort John Hay -
the Marine Legation in China has survived in this test - and it is much smaller.


Not sure I can fly enough troops to Baguio before the Japs arrive in force, along w/ other reasons not to commit.


It is MOUNTAINS. Little old ladies with broomsticks can defend em.

The only way the Japanese can get there first is to fly in - and that means lightly armed airborne.

I think I will add Fort John Hay - which actually packed up and formed a "column" that came in on the flank
of the Japanese at Boang - at the end of the Naguilian Road - by Linguyan Gulf. A controversial commander
was dubbed "the colonel who ran away because he determined his small, lightly armed force had no business
taking on the tank supported, artillery heavy forces which had already secured Highway 1 from Vigan to
Linguyan City. I think he did the right thing - retreating into central Luzon - where they remained effective
and a thorn in the side.

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: We found Canberra! Repulse too. - 4/1/2012 9:08:41 PM   
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ORIGINAL: bigred

quote:

I did promise to see what could be done about HMS Canberra when she raided Kavieng.
Here you go. Unfortunately Adelade was no longer with her.


I admit ElCid is no Tokyo Rose. Canberra went down w/out causing any damage to the enemy.
Japanese Ships
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CA Furutaka
CA Kako
DD Oboro, Shell hits 1
DD Uzuki
DD Kikuzuki
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
CA RAN Canberra, Shell hits 28, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD RAN Voyager, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Not quite no damage, Oboro is in some danger - and had to go to port to control flooding. Then it will
have to steam to Truk to repair damage. 8 inch shells are not nice from the point of view of an
unarmored destroyer! But big Japanese DD s do take damage better than little ones of any nation.

Four to one odds is not fair by any standard. And the Four also had 24" oxygen torpedoes - which
acounted for both ships sunk.

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: British fail to defend NW Mal... - 4/1/2012 10:29:11 PM   
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ORIGINAL: el cid again

In international law,
a condition of sovereignty is that you must defend a territory.

The evacuation of Alor Star district means UK has relenquished
its claim to NW Malaya. This area was formerly Thai, taken in the
20th century by typical imperial means. [Imperialism with a
captial I was the historical policy of the British government -
that is - it was formally called that.]

So Japan will return the "lost provinces" to Thailand [which in
fact it did IRL as well.]

What did the allies do to Thailand as punishment for joining the allies after the war?

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: British fail to defend NW Mal... - 4/1/2012 11:00:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: bigred

quote:

ORIGINAL: el cid again

In international law,
a condition of sovereignty is that you must defend a territory.

The evacuation of Alor Star district means UK has relenquished
its claim to NW Malaya. This area was formerly Thai, taken in the
20th century by typical imperial means. [Imperialism with a
captial I was the historical policy of the British government -
that is - it was formally called that.]

So Japan will return the "lost provinces" to Thailand [which in
fact it did IRL as well.]

What did the allies do to Thailand as punishment for joining the allies after the war?

They turned Phu-ket Island into party central and then told the Austrailians about it.

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RE: RHS 101 v 3 Test 4B: I found the snake! (er carriers) - 4/2/2012 1:20:07 AM   
el cid again

 

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This turn is more like turn one, so many different actions are included

and yes, we "found" the Allied carriers - or rather they decided to come out
and play - and found some of our ships

Time will tell if that was wise or as foolish as HMAS Australia et al attacking Sorong?


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 16, 41
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Amphibious Assault at 53,64

TF 220 troops unloading over beach at 53,64





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Night Time Surface Combat, near Miri [Sarawak] at 63,86, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
CL Jintsu
DD Oshio
DD Michishio
DD Akatsuki
DD Hibiki
DM Isonami
DM Uranami
DD Sagiri
TB Kasasagi
TB Kari

Allied Ships
xAK Ethel Edwards, Shell hits 4, and is sunk



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 3% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 6,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
xAK Ethel Edwards sunk by BB Kongo at 6,000 yards
xAK Ethel Edwards sunk by BB Kongo at 6,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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ASW attack near Ningpo [E Sea] at 92,59

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-22
SC CHa-17

Allied Ships
SS RNN KXIV



SS RNN KXIV is sighted by escort
RNN KXIV bottoming out ....
SC CHa-22 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC CHa-17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Ningpo [E Sea] at 93,58

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-22
SC CHa-17

Allied Ships
SS RNN KXIV



SS RNN KXIV is sighted by escort
RNN KXIV bottoming out ....
SC CHa-22 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-17 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC CHa-22 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-22 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-22 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-22 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-22 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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

Japanese Ships
TB Otori

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 8



SS Ghost Submarine 8 launches 4 torpedoes at TB Otori
Ghost Submarine 8 bottoming out ....
TB Otori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Otori attacking submerged sub ....
SS Ghost Submarine 8 eludes TB Otori by hugging bottom
TB Otori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Otori attacking submerged sub ....
TB Otori is out of ASW ammo
TB Otori is out of ASW ammo
TB Otori is out of ASW ammo
TB Otori fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Miri [Sarawak] at 65,86, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Chokai
CL Isuzu
DD Asashio
DD Arashio
DM Fubuki
DM Shinonome
DM Usugumo
DM Shirayuki

Allied Ships
xAKL Princess of Negros, Shell hits 10, and is sunk



Low visibility due to Rain with 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 3% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
Ijuin, Matsuji crosses the 'T'
CA Chokai engages xAKL Princess of Negros at 2,000 yards
xAKL Princess of Negros sunk by CA Chokai at 2,000 yards
xAKL Princess of Negros sunk by CA Chokai at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Miri [Sarawak] at 65,86, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Chokai
CL Isuzu
DD Asashio
DD Arashio
DM Fubuki
DM Shinonome
DM Usugumo
DM Shirayuki

Allied Ships
xAKL PC Palawan, Shell hits 11, and is sunk



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 3% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
CA Chokai engages xAKL PC Palawan at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DM Usugumo engages xAKL PC Palawan at 2,000 yards
xAKL PC Palawan sunk by CA Chokai at 2,000 yards
xAKL PC Palawan sunk by CA Chokai at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Miri [Sarawak] at 65,86, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Chokai
CL Isuzu
DD Asashio
DD Arashio
DM Fubuki
DM Shinonome
DM Usugumo
DM Shirayuki

Allied Ships
xAKL PC Bisayas, Shell hits 7, and is sunk



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 3% 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...
xAKL PC Bisayas sunk by CA Chokai at 1,000 yards
xAKL PC Bisayas sunk by CA Chokai at 1,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Choiseul Bay [Sol] at 111,131, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Uzuki, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Kikuzuki
DD Yuzuki, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
CL RAN Perth, Shell hits 2
CL RAN Adelaide, Shell hits 4



Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 3% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Waller, H.M.L. crosses the 'T'
DD Yuzuki engages CL RAN Adelaide at 9,000 yards
CL RAN Adelaide engages DD Kikuzuki at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CL RAN Adelaide engages DD Yuzuki at 4,000 yards
CL RAN Adelaide engages DD Kikuzuki at 4,000 yards
CL RAN Adelaide engages DD Uzuki at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL RAN Adelaide engages DD Yuzuki at 2,000 yards
DD Uzuki sunk by CL RAN Perth at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CL RAN Perth engages DD Yuzuki at 4,000 yards
CL RAN Adelaide engages DD Kikuzuki at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL RAN Perth engages DD Yuzuki at 5,000 yards
CL RAN Perth engages DD Kikuzuki at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL RAN Adelaide engages DD Yuzuki at 10,000 yards
CL RAN Perth engages DD Kikuzuki at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Miri [Sarawak] at 65,86, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Chokai
CL Isuzu
DD Asashio
DD Arashio
DM Fubuki
DM Shinonome
DM Usugumo
DM Shirayuki

Allied Ships
xAKL PC Anakan, Shell hits 15, and is sunk



Poor visibility due to Rain with 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 3% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 6,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CA Chokai engages xAKL PC Anakan at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CA Chokai engages xAKL PC Anakan at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CA Chokai engages xAKL PC Anakan at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
xAKL PC Anakan sunk by CA Chokai at 5,000 yards
xAKL PC Anakan sunk by CA Chokai at 5,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Submarine attack near Serasan at 57,86

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

Allied Ships
xAKL UK Chengtu, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



xAKL UK Chengtu is sighted by SS I-66 [Later I-166]
SS I-66 [Later I-166] attacking on the surface


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Submarine attack near Singapore at 49,85

Japanese Ships
SS I-57 [Later I-157]

Allied Ships
xAK UK Silverbeech, Torpedo hits 1



xAK UK Silverbeech is sighted by SS I-57 [Later I-157]
SS I-57 [Later I-157] launches 4 torpedoes at xAK UK Silverbeech


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

Japanese Ships
xAK Nanrei Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 3



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


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Serasan at 58,86, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
CL Jintsu
DD Oshio
DD Michishio
DD Akatsuki
DD Hibiki
DM Isonami
DM Uranami
DD Sagiri
TB Kasasagi
TB Kari

Allied Ships
xAK UK Yu Sang, Shell hits 28, and is sunk



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 3% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
BB Haruna engages xAK UK Yu Sang at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
BB Haruna engages xAK UK Yu Sang at 5,000 yards
DM Isonami engages xAK UK Yu Sang at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
BB Haruna engages xAK UK Yu Sang at 2,000 yards
xAK UK Yu Sang sunk by DD Akatsuki at 2,000 yards
xAK UK Yu Sang sunk by DD Akatsuki at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Serasan at 58,86, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
CL Jintsu
DD Oshio
DD Michishio
DD Akatsuki
DD Hibiki
DM Isonami
DM Uranami
DD Sagiri
TB Kasasagi
TB Kari

Allied Ships
DD RN Scout
DD RN Thanet
DD RN Thracian, Shell hits 9, and is sunk



Low visibility due to Rain with 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 3% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 6,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
BB Kongo fires at DD RN Thanet at 6,000 yards
CL Jintsu launches Long Lance Torpedoes at DD RN Thracian at 6,000 yards
DD Sagiri launches Long Lance Torpedoes at DD RN Thracian at 6,000 yards
DD Michishio launches Long Lance Torpedoes at DD RN Thanet at 6,000 yards
TB Kari fires at DD RN Thracian at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD RN Thracian sunk by DD Sagiri at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD RN Thanet at 6,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages DD RN Thanet at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD RN Thanet at 9,000 yards
Powers, A.L. orders Allied TF to disengage
Task forces break off...


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

Japanese Ships
TK Nissyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 3



TK Nissyo Maru is sighted by SS Ghost Submarine 3
SS Ghost Submarine 3 launches 4 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Riouw [Bintang I] at 50,85

Japanese Ships
SS I-57 [Later I-157], hits 1

Allied Ships
xAKL UK Oriskany, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


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


xAKL UK Oriskany is sighted by SS I-57 [Later I-157]
SS I-57 [Later I-157] attacking xAKL UK Oriskany on the surface


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Sub attack near Saipan [Marianas] at 107,91

Japanese Ships
xAK Daiya Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 4



SS Ghost Submarine 4 launches 4 torpedoes


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Polillo I [E Is] at 81,78, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
APD Shimakaze, Shell hits 2
APD Nadakaze
xAKL Hakuyo Maru, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
xAKL Hanakawa Maru

Allied Ships
PG Luzon RGB, Shell hits 4, on fire



Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 27,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Lane D. crosses the 'T'
xAKL Hanakawa Maru screened from combat
- escorted by APD Nadakaze
Range closes to 10,000 yards
PG Luzon RGB engages APD Shimakaze at 10,000 yards
APD Shimakaze engages PG Luzon RGB at 10,000 yards
PG Luzon RGB engages xAKL Hakuyo Maru at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
PG Luzon RGB engages APD Shimakaze at 6,000 yards
PG Luzon RGB engages APD Shimakaze at 6,000 yards
PG Luzon RGB engages xAKL Hakuyo Maru at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
PG Luzon RGB engages APD Shimakaze at 7,000 yards
APD Shimakaze engages PG Luzon RGB at 7,000 yards
Lane D. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 10,000 yards
xAKL Hanakawa Maru screened from combat
- escorted by APD Nadakaze
APD Shimakaze engages PG Luzon RGB at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Serasan at 56,85

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano
DD Ayanami
DD Shikinami
DD Hagikaze

Allied Ships
SS RNN KXVIII, hits 2



SS RNN KXVIII is sighted by escort
DD Ayanami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shikinami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 45 encounters mine field at Rangoon [C Burma] (54,53)

Japanese Ships
SS I-121, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage





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

Japanese Ships
xAK Miho Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



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


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 83,97, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CS Mizuho
CS Chitose
BB Nagato
BB Hyuga
CA Myoko
CL Oi
DD Yugumo
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Mikazuki

Allied Ships
TK Mindanao, Shell hits 25, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 20,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze fires at TK Mindanao at 20,000 yards
DD Yukikaze fires at TK Mindanao at 20,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages TK Mindanao at 20,000 yards
CA Myoko engages TK Mindanao at 20,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages TK Mindanao at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages TK Mindanao at 16,000 yards
CA Myoko engages TK Mindanao at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages TK Mindanao at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages TK Mindanao at 12,000 yards
BB Nagato engages TK Mindanao at 12,000 yards
CL Oi engages TK Mindanao at 12,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages TK Mindanao at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages TK Mindanao at 9,000 yards
TK Mindanao sunk by CA Myoko at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Miri [Sarawak] at 65,86, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Chokai, Shell hits 1
CL Isuzu
DD Asashio
DD Arashio
DM Fubuki
DM Shinonome
DM Usugumo
DM Shirayuki

Allied Ships
DD RN Scout, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
DD RN Thanet, Shell hits 6, and is sunk



Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 14,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD RN Thanet at 14,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD RN Scout at 14,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages DD RN Thanet at 14,000 yards
DD RN Thanet engages DM Fubuki at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD RN Thanet at 8,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD RN Thanet at 8,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages DD RN Thanet at 8,000 yards
DM Shirayuki engages DD RN Thanet at 8,000 yards
DM Fubuki engages DD RN Thanet at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD RN Thanet at 5,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD RN Scout at 5,000 yards
DD RN Thanet sunk by CL Isuzu at 5,000 yards
Davies, E.S. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD RN Scout at 6,000 yards
DM Shirayuki engages DD RN Scout at 6,000 yards
DM Shinonome engages DD RN Scout at 6,000 yards
DD RN Scout engages DM Fubuki at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD RN Scout sunk by CA Chokai at 5,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Miri [Sarawak] at 65,86, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Chokai
CL Isuzu
DD Asashio
DD Arashio
DM Fubuki
DM Shinonome
DM Usugumo
DM Shirayuki

Allied Ships
xAP AUS Neptuna, Shell hits 13, and is sunk



Reduced visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 14,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 14,000 yards
CA Atago fires at xAP AUS Neptuna at 14,000 yards
CA Atago fires at xAP AUS Neptuna at 14,000 yards
DD Arashio fires at xAP AUS Neptuna at 14,000 yards
DD Asashio fires at xAP AUS Neptuna at 14,000 yards
DM Shinonome fires at xAP AUS Neptuna at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Arashio engages xAP AUS Neptuna at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Chokai engages xAP AUS Neptuna at 8,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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

Japanese Ships
ACM Tama Maru

Allied Ships
SS Ghost Submarine 9



SS Ghost Submarine 9 launches 4 torpedoes
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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Morning Air attack on Cabanatuan [Luzon] , at 80,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2m21 Zero x 8



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A6M2m21 Zero sweeping at 16000 feet



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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2m21 Zero x 7



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M2m21 Zero sweeping at 11000 feet



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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

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



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
188 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 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
67 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: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2m21 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2m21 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2m21 Zero x 7



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M2m21 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet



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Morning Air attack on ROC 4th Grilla"Rgt" Battalion, at 83,59 (Zhanping [S 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
A6M2m21 Zero x 44
Ki-21-IIa Sally GP x 25



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
104 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 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 CW FMSV Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu [Malaya]

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally GP x 21
Ki-30 Ann GP x 3



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
37 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally GP bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 15 x 50 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-30 Ann GP bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking IA 8th Brigade ...
Also attacking CW FMSV Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on CW FMSV Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu [Malaya]

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann GP x 20
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 9
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 27



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-30 Ann GP bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb
8 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 1000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking IA 8th Brigade ...
Also attacking CW FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking IA 8th Brigade ...
Also attacking CW FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking IA 8th Brigade ...
Also attacking CW FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking IA 8th Brigade ...
Also attacking CW FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking IA 8th Brigade ...


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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-32 Mary GP x 5
Ki-48-Ib Lily GP x 35



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
131 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-48-Ib Lily GP bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily GP bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-32 Mary GP bombing from 4000 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 Tourane/Da Nang at 68,68

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick FB x 10



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 13
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 12
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 23, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



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

ROC Hong Kong 13 dead in the water ...
ROC Hong Kong 12 dead in the water ...
ROC Hong Kong 23 dead in the water ...


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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 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:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 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



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Morning Air attack on IA 8th Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu [Malaya]

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann GP x 9
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 21



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 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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Morning Air attack on ROC 63rd Corps, at 78,59 (Po Lo [S China])

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 10
Ki-48-Ib Lily GP x 6
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 24



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily GP bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 1000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-32 Mary GP x 20
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 3



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-32 Mary GP bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb, 2 x 15 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on PA 2nd/12th Inf Battalion, at 80,76 (Cabanatuan [Luzon])

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 19
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 30



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
7 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 2000'
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
10 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb
1 x Ki-51b Sonia GPDB releasing from 1000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

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



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 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
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 3000'
Ground Attack: 12 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking ROC 20th Corps ...
Also attacking ROC 37th Corps ...


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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

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



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 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
6 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 Midway I [Hawaii] at 162,90

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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


Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless DB x 15


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Sazanami
DD Ushio
AO Toho Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
AO Kyokuto Maru
AO Shiriya, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x SBD-3 Dauntless DB releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless DB releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AO Toho Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AO Shiriya


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tourane/Da Nang at 67,67

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick FB x 2



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 20



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

ROC Hong Kong 20 dead in the water ...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tourane/Da Nang at 68,68

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily GP x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 18
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 15



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily GP bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb

ROC Hong Kong 18 dead in the water ...
ROC Hong Kong 15 dead in the water ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Kuala Lumpur [MLYA] , at 49,79

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 38



No Japanese losses



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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ailinglaplap [Mrsh] at 134,118

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty TB x 21



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

Allied Ships
CL RNZN Achilles
CA Pensacola
CA Louisville



Aircraft Attacking:
20 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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Afternoon Air attack on 2nd Burma Rifles Battalion, at 54,59 , near Tavoy [S Burma]

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally GP x 20



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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



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Afternoon Air attack on IA 8th Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu [Malaya]

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally GP x 43
Ki-48-Ib Lily GP x 23



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
53 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally GP bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 50 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-48-Ib Lily GP bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally GP bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 50 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking CW FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking IA 8th Brigade ...
Also attacking CW FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking IA 8th Brigade ...
Also attacking CW FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking IA 8th Brigade ...
Also attacking CW FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking IA 8th Brigade ...
Also attacking CW FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking IA 8th Brigade ...
Also attacking CW FMSV Brigade ...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Samah [Hainan] at 69,67

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily GP x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 7
xAPc ROC Cixi Taihou
xAPc ROC Hong Kong 6



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily GP bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb

ROC Hong Kong 7 dead in the water ...
ROC Hong Kong 6 dead in the water ...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Morotai-eilanden at 83,102

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val DB x 12



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead, Bomb hits 1
DD Paul Jones
CL Boise, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val DB releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val DB releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Morotai-eilanden at 83,102

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate TB x 14



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
CL Boise



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



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Sub attack near Dinagat I [E Is] at 82,87

Japanese Ships
xAP Rakuyo Maru
xAK Seiwa Maru
E Sanae

Allied Ships
SS S-37



SS S-37 launches 4 torpedoes at xAP Rakuyo Maru
S-37 diving deep ....
E Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at 94,38 (near Tatung [Inner Mon])

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 765 troops, 0 guns, 141 vehicles, Assault Value = 87

Defending force 76 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 146

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 146 to 1

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


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


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
12th Tank "Rgt" Battalion

Defending units:
USMC Legation Gar


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

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13469 troops, 194 guns, 145 vehicles, Assault Value = 909

Defending force 19803 troops, 119 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 337

Japanese adjusted assault: 355

Allied adjusted defense: 207

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
54 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
687 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 68 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
39th Semi-Motorzd B Division
13th Tank "Rgt" Battalion
40th Draft B Division
11th Army
15th Mobile "15cm" Field Artillery Battalion
52nd ind Pack MtnGu Battalion

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


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Ground combat at 87,48 (near Sinyang [C China])

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8573 troops, 108 guns, 244 vehicles, Assault Value = 336

Defending force 5120 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Japanese adjusted assault: 335

Allied adjusted defense: 18

Japanese assault odds: 18 to 1

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


Allied ground losses:
2423 casualties reported
Squads: 43 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 39 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
9th Armored Car Co
1st Ind Mixed Dr B Brigade
2nd Ind Pack Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
ROC 12th Corps


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Ground combat at 90,49 (near Pengpu [E China])

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12565 troops, 168 guns, 115 vehicles, Assault Value = 479

Defending force 155 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 477

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 477 to 1

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


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


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
15th Draft B Division

Defending units:
ROC52nd Grilla "Rgt Battalion


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

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2716 troops, 99 guns, 20 vehicles, Assault Value = 245

Defending force 4514 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 68

Japanese adjusted assault: 23

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Po Lo [S China] !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
1483 casualties reported
Squads: 73 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 31 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 17 (17 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
66th Draft B Inf Regimental Combat Team
68th Ind Infantry Battalion
2nd 4cm RpdFire Gun Battalion
RGC 20th "Div" Regiment
2nd 8cm Pack Mtr Battalion
10th Draft Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
ROC 63rd Corps


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Ground combat at 88,43 (near Kaifeng [Yellow R])

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7927 troops, 80 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 655

Defending force 5605 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 142

Japanese adjusted assault: 235

Allied adjusted defense: 23

Japanese assault odds: 10 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
110 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2211 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 70 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
RGC 17th Temp "Div" Regiment
8th Ind Mixed Pk B Brigade
7th China Pack C Brigade
3rd China InMxd B Brigade

Defending units:
ROC 98th Corps


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Ground combat at Cabanatuan [Luzon] (80,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 765 troops, 0 guns, 116 vehicles, Assault Value = 394

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 61

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 61 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Cabanatuan [Luzon] !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-10B AS: 1 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
65th "Brigade" Division
7th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion


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Ground combat at Jolo [S Is] (74,90)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1579 troops, 13 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 18

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 18 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Jolo [S Is] !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



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


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

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5078 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 122

Defending force 2535 troops, 20 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 51



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 12492 troops, 81 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 289

Defending force 28544 troops, 356 guns, 325 vehicles, Assault Value = 896


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


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

Defending units:
39th Semi-Motorzd B Division
13th Tank "Rgt" Battalion
40th Draft B Division
11th Army
15th Mobile "15cm" Field Artillery Battalion
52nd ind Pack MtnGu Battalion



(in reply to el cid again)
Post #: 145
RE: The History and Fate of Wartime Thailand - 4/2/2012 1:21:46 AM   
el cid again

 

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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: bigred

quote:

ORIGINAL: el cid again

In international law,
a condition of sovereignty is that you must defend a territory.

The evacuation of Alor Star district means UK has relenquished
its claim to NW Malaya. This area was formerly Thai, taken in the
20th century by typical imperial means. [Imperialism with a
captial I was the historical policy of the British government -
that is - it was formally called that.]

It is most of all the story of one leader, his policy, his fall from power -
and his RETURN to power as national leader! He is the ONLY successful
facist leader of all time - with the possible exception of Artentina's


I speak of

Plaek Pibulsonggram was Field Marshal of the Thai Army and was Prime Minister of Thailand from 1938 until 1944. The Pibulsonggram regime embarked upon a course of economic nationalism and anti-Chinese policies. In 1940, he decided to invade Indo-China in hostilities known as the French-Thai War. In 1941, he allied Thailand with Japan and allowed it to use the country for the invasions of Burma and Malaya. When Japanese defeat was imminent, he was pressured to resign in 1944.


So Japan will return the "lost provinces" to Thailand [which in
fact it did IRL as well.]

What did the allies do to Thailand as punishment for joining the allies after the war?

They turned Phu-ket Island into party central and then told the Austrailians about it.



This is a very brief telling of a story long and complicated. To fully comprehend it, one
must be Thai, and grasp Thai history.

Lets start with "Thailand" - fitting as it was a name taken (vice Siam) at the institation of its
nationalistic leader of the era. Thailand means "free" in Thai and "land" in ENGLISH! There
are many oddities of that sort - Thailand shamelessly borrows ideas from the great power of
the area of the time. [They buy CHINESE warships today - maybe that says something about
the shifting winds???? If you are Thai, you would say "yep, he gets it."]

It is most of all the history of one man, a leader similar in many ways to the great fascist leaders
of Western countries, with the notable exception that, if he fell from power - he was able to return!

Quote (from wikipedia)

Plaek Pibulsonggram was Field Marshal of the Thai Army and was Prime Minister of Thailand from
1938 until 1944. The Pibulsonggram regime embarked upon a course of economic nationalism and
anti-Chinese policies. In 1940, he decided to invade Indo-China in hostilities known as the
French-Thai War. In 1941, he allied Thailand with Japan and allowed it to use the country for the
invasions of Burma and Malaya. When Japanese defeat was imminent, he was pressured to resign
in 1944.

End Quote

Pibun was nicknamed because no one, not even a Thai, could handle his name. The item correctly
reflects many aspects of his regime, including a campaign re foreigners in general and Chinese in
particular similar to the Nazi one re foreigners and Jews in particular. He built up the military, of
course, and it remains a pretorian guard, with regular coups when they don't like the course of
events. There is a lot to know, and therefor to say, so be sure to follow up if you are interested.
But it is ANYTHING but a one sided tale of evil - it is much more interesting than that.

First of all, Thailand is the ONLY nation in Asia never ruled by a colonial power, a fact which all Thai
are very proud of. Second, Thailand (as Siam) had been pushed around by European colonial powers
for more than a century - and had lost multiple provinces to Britain (as stated, in Malaya) and to
France (the real cause of the 1940 war - to recover them). The Malay case has, as mitigator for the
Brits, that the people involved were NOT Thai, and preferred not to be ruled by the Thai. The case
in Cambodia (mainly) is rather more awkward for Thai bashers - the French had no reasonable claim,
the people were substantially Thai and/or content with Thai rule - and if "justice" were done probably
Thailand would have continued to rule them [THEY would have been better off - no "killing fields" a
generation later for example, in which almost every person with an education died]

Second, it is anything but clear Pibun was really interested in Axis politics writ large, however much
a nationalist and even racist he may have been. [In that period people in the Commonwealth, and the
USA, were far more nationalist and racist than is normal today - a matter conveniently forgotten when
talking about Japanese "aggression" - even in China. Japan was taking over colonial priviliges from other
colonial powers, not inventing something new.] But I digress. Anyway - Pibun DID try to ally with
the Allies - asking Churchill for guarantees of Thai territory. This is reported in different ways - most of them
apologetic for the Brits - but if you can believe Churchill himself, and I do, UK could NOT guarantee the
safety and territory of Thailand in 1941, and was honest about it. So Pibun was tossed to the wolves,
as it were - left to fend for himself - with the overwhelming national priority being not to be ruled by
any foreign power. In the history below, Pibun is regarded as as successful as possible in the circumstances,
which is why he was able to return to power in the 1950s.

Thailand hedged its bets - which is SOP in Thai political culture. In effect, it had its cake, and ate it too -
appearing to join Japan - but in a legal technical sense - it didn't! Yes - Pibun concluded a deal - and even
signed a deal 21 days into the Pacific War. And the deal was approved by the state council, whatever it
is called. Sort of. The technicality is there was no quarum present, and as you may know, without a quarum
no legal business can be done. This was used as an excuse to say Thailand had not formally made the deal,
in 1945!

There is more. Different Thai in exile - military leaders - members of the royal family - set up opposition groups in
UK and the US - from the get go. AND the Thai military itself formed a resistence group - with the commander of
the Navy in command. [In RHS he commands the Free Thai Army - because he did!] They were about to stage a
coup in Bangkok, using police and underground and some military assets when the war ended. More than that,
they betrayed the Japanese effectively, flying agents in and out of the country on RTAF aircraft, and staging a
military takeover that stunned the Japanese in 1945. The Japanese commander said "when a wife is unfaithful,
her husband is the last to know." It is not quite clear WHICH side Thailand was actually on?

The fate of Pibun himself was, in very brief, that he was deposed in a kind of political coup, as much because
the winds were changing direction and Thailand needed to overtly change sides as anything else. How much
of this was deal is unclear - and Thai politics is NEVER EVER clear - there is USUALLY more going on at the top
than one can prove - one only suspects. He was eventually arrested for war crimes - because war crimes tribunals
have NO authority IF a nation police's its own (to this day). He was also tried and convicted and sentenced as well.
He appealed to the Thai Supreme Court - an institution modeled on the USA. [Thai politicians have admired the
US since King Monkot offered President Lincoln elephants to help with the US Civil War! Thai Marines were the
palace guard originally, and their name in Thai is as close as one can get to saying Marine in English.] That court
overturned his conviction - cleverly citing the US Constitution!! Not that it holds sway in Thailand, but it holds sway
HERE and we were the great power. [The Thai do their homework] It cited the provision of the Bill of Rights against
an ex post facto law: Pibun "broke laws" that were not yet the law at the time he broke them! So he was free -
and technically not a war criminal - having evaded Allied tribunals - but a civilian.

In a later time of crisis - Thailand has them every few years - he stepped up and was elected PM once again -
by Parliment of course - which is the vote that matters.

Many aspects of his regime survive to this day. Most visible of these is the very name of the country, which
he changed, and which no one has seriously considered changing back.

Now as to its post war fate - Thailand suffered under the illusion it could keep the new provinces - not only in Indochina and Malaya -
to which it had real claims - but also in Burma - where it had NO historical claims whatever. It was told, privately, that the mobilized
Allied forces in area would take em - if it didn't hand em over. So it did. And that was that. WE allied with Pibun, and when I was
in Viet Nam - Thailand was the only nation to send division sized forces to help us. [ROC offered - but was rejected for policical
reasons - there being a secret deal between LBJ and Mao - but I digress again. Don't get me started on history - or you may be
here all night!]

This complex history is represented in RHS. RHS in WITP days was the first mod to put in Thai troops. If that is SOP today,
the Thai Navy and air force are not - so we had to reinvent them for AE. Note the map is complex - the situation in Thailand and
Indochina is complex - and anything but unified in an economic and political sense. So there are ALLIED hexes that must change hands
before the area becomes a functional Japanese ruled place, delivering up its resources to Bangkog and Saigon for loading on ships
bound for Japan (in RHS one must think economically - the economy matters).

We also have the mobilized Thai Sixth Division, supported by Provincial Police and several (high school age) military academies that turned
to - and fought the landings (and less well known - you need to read this in Thai - they resisted BRITISH incursions - apparently
Operation Matador was attempted but rebuffed) - until ORDERED to stop by Pibun. HE let em do it because it established claims of sovereignty
which is required when invaded - or you don't own the land in international law. Also there is the one squadron of RTAF fighters far enough
South to matter - that really fought - but just on turn one. [Its losses IRL are deducted from RTAF when it reappears 21 days later on,
as an Axis air force.] ALL the Thai armed forces "change sides" once again in June, 1944 - then Pibun is deposed. The units simply
disappear from the map. But BEFORE that, Free Thai Army units - and even an air unit - appear - and they do not disappear. These are small
units, to be sure - and one is meant to represent a number of different irregular activities - but all are historical - and even have their wartime
leadership.

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A Free Hand - 4/2/2012 1:48:16 AM   
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quote:

so many different actions are included

Yes, many actions. With the KB operating east of Hawaii a free hand has been given the allied TFs to operated into IJ controlled areas. And yes, it is a time to kill transports.

Last turn Naval search reported APs just north of Mili. Closest surface TF was the 3 mice, which where ordered to Mili at full speed from Singawick across the north side of Borneo. I never knew ElCid sent 2 large surface cover forces into the area which started killing the manila escape ships. I was in fear for the DDs as they encountered the BB TF. And then I thought maybe they will survive as they outran the BB TF(w/o damage!!) which is displayed in the report.



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Night Time Surface Combat, near Serasan at 58,86, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
CL Jintsu
DD Oshio
DD Michishio
DD Akatsuki
DD Hibiki
DM Isonami
DM Uranami
DD Sagiri
TB Kasasagi
TB Kari

Allied Ships
DD RN Scout
DD RN Thanet
DD RN Thracian, Shell hits 9, and is sunk



Low visibility due to Rain with 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 3% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 6,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
BB Kongo fires at DD RN Thanet at 6,000 yards
CL Jintsu launches Long Lance Torpedoes at DD RN Thracian at 6,000 yards
DD Sagiri launches Long Lance Torpedoes at DD RN Thracian at 6,000 yards
DD Michishio launches Long Lance Torpedoes at DD RN Thanet at 6,000 yards
TB Kari fires at DD RN Thracian at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD RN Thracian sunk by DD Sagiri at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD RN Thanet at 6,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages DD RN Thanet at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD RN Thanet at 9,000 yards
Powers, A.L. orders Allied TF to disengage
Task forces break off..

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Then the three blind mice ran into a heavy cruiser TF which would not let then go.






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Near Leyte I have been working the islands w/ the Dewey ARD with hope not to be spotted.
Dont know how long the Dewey will survive.




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In the Marshalls, the Louisville TF is making a run to Kwag to disrupt local enemy shipping and must deal w some Betties on the inbound. Lucky they are set to bombs.




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