Some good news this turn.
Darwin and Cebu has fallen. We got 8 B17Ds on the ground at Cebu, I wonder how that happened.
Darwin, and most of northern Australia was captured by 4 tank regiments. If Canoe had put a single Australia division up here, he would have held the place for the entire game. I was not planning to invade here, but the lack of defences more or less forced me to attack. Who would not capture an undefended Darwin? I wonder where he has put the Australian divisions, and the A24s and P40s... probably around Sydney.
The arrival of the 4th Bde at Anchorage managed to get a 1-1 odds. Look at this CR. This seems to be some sort of Alamo. Im ordering a shock attack tomorrow.
Ground combat at Anchorage (181,36)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 26163 troops, 239 guns, 33 vehicles, Assault Value = 669
Defending force 7867 troops, 170 guns, 222 vehicles, Assault Value = 48
Japanese adjusted assault: 368
Allied adjusted defense: 286
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), experience(-)
Japanese ground losses:
793 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 67 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
388 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 14 (3 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Guards Mixed Brigade
8th Base Force
4th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
121st USAAF Base Force
81st Field Artillery Battalion
75th Coast AA Regiment
Alaska Defense Cmd
1/250th Coastal Artillery Battalion
Over Vancouver, we took down most of the Kittyhawks on the map. If I remember correctly, the RCAF only has something like 20 Kittyhawks at this stage of the war. Our sweep with 50-something Zeros took down roughly 30 allied fighters for 13 own losses.
Timor should fall soon, the 38th should be able to handle this.
< Message edited by Panzerjaeger Hortlund -- 7/19/2012 9:45:52 AM >
The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close.
In its place we are entering a period of consequences..