From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
A tough turn with lots of beatings all over the place and very few counter-licks to take pleasure in. The only thing I got out of this turn was good intel on the location of enemy capital ships.
NoPac: Quiet here. I have had SigInt of enemy troops about transports bound for Attu and Umnak. This could be misdirection (finding that out will tell me something about my opponent). The Allies have two DD TFs and Saratoga enroute to NoPac.
CenPac: The "Ent-chasing" IJN CV TF is still a bit NE of Johnston Island, while the main part of KB is well NW of Pearl. The Japanese are certainly hanging around! Ent and Lex are heading south and should scoot east of Tarawa tomorrow. One USN CA is on duty at Tarawa. The other two (plus the DMS squadron) will steam SW towards Tulagi.
SWPac: Several Aussie cruisers are taking a stab at enemy shipping at Lae, and Triumphant is heading that way.
Eastern DEI: Japan takes Sorong but hasn't penetrated as though Ambon and Koepang were immediate objectives (watching this to see if Steve used SigInt to give misdirections here, too). Two Allied combat TFs are moving forward a bit - close to Ambon. Force Z is hanging back and may return to Soerabaja if a move on Ambon isn't imminent.
Western DEI: CVL Ryujo is posted north of Palembang and flies LRCAP over that base. So Steve knows I am using a variety of patrols and transports to bring in reinforcements (at just 90 AV, I don't have anything menacing here yet and it will take a long time before I could...and I don't think I have a long time). CL Tromp TF will try for an intercept tonight. Lots of enemy activity around the southeastern section of the South China Sea (the only areas not under enemy threat at the moment are the Soerabaja area and the Makassar Straits).
Philippines: Mini KB is posted well to the east of Luzon and picks off two AS and several other ships. She'll get more tomorrow. Two IJN DDs pick off three antiquated USN DDs near Manila. Lots of USN subs fire shots, with all missing and one dud.
Burma: Big problems here as massed waves of Betties clobber the Burma army unit at Meiktila and IJA paratroops then take the base. I'm posting some LRCAP over the base to try to interdict air reinforcements and I'll see if I can recalim the base. The Burma road is closed.
China: Too ealry to see what's developing here, except Steve is moving fast to try to isolated Chengchow.
The Big Picture: The Allies know where 10 CAs are (not including those posted with KB - I haven't opened a beginning of game file to see which cruisers go with KB), the KB, and all but one of the light carriers. I haven't seen much of the battlewagons yet. Overall, though, I'm getting a pretty good picture of the disposition of enemy capital ships, which is the one thing I feel good about.