From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
Pearl Harbor: BBs West Virginia and Pennsylvania go under. All the rest of the BBs take damage ranging from moderate to heavy. If Steve strikes again tomorrow, I'll probably lose three or four more BBs. The Allies will sortie a variety of combat ships - one CA/CL TF, one CL/DD TF, two DD TFs, two PT TFs, and a half-dozen or more sub TFs will try various likely intercept routes. A few fast damaged ships will flee to the SE. The airfield was hit hard to, but the Allies should be able to put up roughly 80 to 100 fighters. I've set all to 70% CAP at altitudes ranging from 5k to 25k, with most between 10k and 20k.
NoPac: Ships show up at Kodiak. I assume these are subs, but who knows. Five DDs from Seattle and four from SF will head that way (as is the Saratoga TF moving north from San Diego.
CenPac: Ent and Lex are heading south, but if the KB sticks around at Pearl, I might turn them west to be in position if it seems that the KB's sorties run low. Some lone-wolf CAs will visit Tarawa.
SWPac: The French, Kiwi and Aussie navies are mainly steaming north.
Eastern DEI: What might be a Mini-KB is east of Davao. Houston appears to have escaped, while Boise has a better than 50/50 chance of clearing the danger zone. Rendezvous point for the eastern DEI combat ships is Soerabja. Dutch PT boats are moving from Soer to Banjermasin.
Western DEI: Oops! I set Force Z's home port to Batavia and intended to send her there, but I forgot to scrub her mission to Kota Bharu, so off she went. Now I have to try to extract her from the jaws of the lion. Lots of enemy ships between Singers and Singkawang (my guess is the latter is the target, but Palembang could be it). With Force Z steaming north, Steve might react with that in mind, while she will actually reverse course, steam just to the east of Singapore, and then break for Batavia. Several CL TFs will rendezvous near Billiton Island. Airlift of Padang garrison unit to Palembang to commence immediately. I don't want to lose the base by sudden parachute assault before I can beef up the garrison with local troops. I'm not expecting to get a chance to Fortress Palembang, but I'll take what early steps I can.
Philippines: The usual massive exodus, with a fair number of ships making for Midway or Adak, alot heading into the eastern DEI (Darwin and Soerabaja) and some making for Singers or Palembang. The Hong Kong ships are doing much the same. A strong IJ blockading force seems to be just outside Manila Bay. Four USN DDs will sortie along with all the subs. It may be tough or impossible for the fleeing support and transports ships to get out safely, but we'll see what happnes. Most of the Hong Kong ships are going south, but a few will break for Luzon's north cape and then make for Midway. Jap paratroops took Vigan, so Steve is organized and planning to move fast.
China: I'm setting up the usual MLR. I usually do pretty well in China, but it always worries me and is a fertile field for disaster.
Major Allied Plan: I intend to divide my combat ships into various sectors, with forces strong enough to contest any incursion that's less than a full-scale invasion with max support. The carriers will also be divided. Sara will take NoPac while Lex and Ent will take station somewhere else - either the Pacific or Indian oceans. I still need to identify fuel and support ship (AD, AS etc) hubs. Don't yet know where I'll make my stands.
Early Indications: I think Steve will move fast in the western DEI. I'll try to impede him with my best asset - combat ships. Other than that I don't have any early insights. For no reason whatsoever, my initial hunch in this game is: Australia.