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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 7/24/2012 9:27:04 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jeffk3510

I agree with you about the TF size, and have understood that from day one (although I have never played UV, so maybe that doesn't count as day one..)

I haven't ever thought of the draining of opposing forces OP points in such a manner. I have also thought about the more ships you have, the less the enemy's shots will be concentrated on one or two ships...but like you said, more targets..

I hope that makes sense.



not really my experience, but crsutton might have experienced it different. I am agreeing to a certain point when it comes down to TF size, I would not use a 25 ship surface combat TF for example but I have tangled around in H2H tests so many hours and I just can't see the advantage of having two dozen ships spread in four TFs compared to two TFs. To me, the opposite is true and it's not a bad thing to have different oppinions on that, makes it better games as ppl use different tactics.

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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 7/24/2012 9:35:30 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Capt. Harlock

quote:

17 x Albacore I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo


This part is a bit disappointing: a single torpedo hit from British torpedoes. Otherwise, a day to remember. It would seem that CF is suffering game irregularities as well.



The British aren't really needed when going in against enemy CV, the SBD usually are sufficient. It was more disappointing for me not to see the British attack the BB earlier when we engaged the IJN BB North of New Caledonia well before the invasion was going on.

I don't know if CF suffered from a glitch or something. I am sure he didn't order his CV to move full speed North as they would have moved further than 6 hexes no matter what. All in all, he should not have attacked New Caledonia at all and if he did, he would have be required to do it different IMO.

What happened so far wasn't a masterpiece of Allied high command but rather a series of bad decisions by the IJ command.

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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 7/24/2012 1:38:16 PM   
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the day isn't over yet...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torres Islands at 117,146

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms




Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 1
F4F-4 Wildcat x 8
SBD-3 Dauntless x 15
TBD-1 Devastator x 30
TBF-1 Avenger x 15


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CV Hiryu, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Urakaze


Hiryu actually was our primary target for today as I didn't expect the rest of the carrier group to be in the area anymore anyway, hence why my carriers only moved far enough North to be in range of the expected damaged cripples around Luganville... Hiryu ended up 100 miles from our carriers that sent 60 bombers to attack her scoring three 1000lb boms that should finish the damaged carrier...


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
15 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
15 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Akagi class CV


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Luganville at 120,150

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 4
SBD-3 Dauntless x 16


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Suzukaze, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


our carriers also attack two damaged destroyers that were moving to Luganville... doubt those two will survive...

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Suzukaze


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kirakira at 117,143

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 34



Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 17


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 9 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu, heavy fires
BB Hiei, heavy fires

this SBD squadron failed to link up with the main strike and arrives when the enemy carrier group puts up 34 Zeroes on Cap which shred the whole squadron of divebombers with only two bombers surviving...

if you look below at each Zero squadron one just has to wonder where all the fighters are have they all joined a strike that missed my carriers? This could also be an explanation why there were far fewer bombers than what we could expect... hmmm



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Junyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 14080.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
Hiyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kirakira at 117,143

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28



Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 13


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish I: 7 destroyed

then a squadron of biplanes show up, all are shot down...


CAP engaged:
Hiyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
Junyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes



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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 7/24/2012 1:48:41 PM   
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unfortunately there were no more strikes which could have meant the end of pretty much all IJN flattops... we also didn't attack the task force reported NE of our carriers which might have been a BB surviving the attacks yesterday...

looking at the air losses today, showing a clear Allied victory... two of our bomber squadrons stopped existing when coming in unescorted which resulted in more than halve of our losses... A2A over our carriers was ok but sure not impressive, a big(ger) raid could have taken a couple of our carriers out of the fight... flak fire was intense and sure has influenced the outcome as there were nearly no undamaged enemy bombers while not even halve a dozen were reported being shot down by flak before dropping their load...

adding up air losses and looking at the ground losses, I would say two enemy carriers have been sunk today, Hiryu for sure plus Shokaku (guess)... Soryu didn't suffer enough damage that she sunk the same turn, not meaning she would survive the way back to Truk...

in total the enemy had more carriers or better say more carrier based ac than expected but the outcome with not even a damaged Allied carrier could not have been better even though as the damage done could also been higher as we only hit two out of six carriers of the main carrier group, makes it still three IJN fleet carriers surviving plus the little Shoho on which I don't give much...

decision has been made, our carriers will keep hunting the enemy for one more turn, going North... I fully expect the remaining undamaged carriers to flee full speed, doubt the IJN will fail to do so twice in a row... once more to say, the ratio in carrier based ac wasn't favouring us as much as expected so in the end it looks like the IJN screwed up (not only due to the wrong alt for the dozen of dive bombers that managed to drop their load over our carrier group)... after the sub attack on Hiryu there should have still been around 300 IJN ac on carriers in the area that should have been enough to deal some damage... so it seems like we did have either real luck or CF really screwed up, I do not know...






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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 7/24/2012 2:25:01 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 18, 42
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Sub attack near Lingga at 51,88

Japanese Ships
E Manazuru
DD Susuki

Allied Ships
SS O23



SS O23 launches 2 torpedoes at E Manazuru
O23 bottoming out ....
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Noumea at 115,160

Japanese Ships
SS I-122, hits 3

Allied Ships
DMS Dorsey
xAP Tjinegara
xAP Noordam
xAP Duntroon
xAP Mataroa
xAP Rangitata
xAP Santa Maria
xAP Rochambeau
xAP Etolin
xAK Weltevreden
xAK Sommelsdijk
xAK Empire Ability
xAK Doryssa
DMS Wasmuth
DMS Chandler
DMS Long
DMS Perry

that's the transport convoy that is bringing in two USMC divs plus lots of other units to Noumea, convoy was diverted from going directly to Sydney when the New Caledonia operation began... timing of that convoy could not have been much better even though we wouldn't have needed the troops to hold Noumea but they will be nice to destroy the enemy combat troops on New Caledonia...

I-122... smells like having mines at Noumea now...



SS I-122 is sighted by escort
I-122 bottoming out ....
DMS Wasmuth fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS Chandler fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS Long fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Perry attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-122 eludes ASW attack from DMS Perry
DMS Perry loses contact with SS I-122
DMS Perry cannot reach attack position over SS I-122
DMS Long fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Long fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS Perry attacking submerged sub ....
DMS Perry cannot reach attack position over SS I-122
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Perry attacking submerged sub ....
DMS Perry cannot reach attack position over SS I-122
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Perry attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-122 eludes ASW attack from DMS Perry
DMS Perry loses contact with SS I-122
DMS Perry cannot reach attack position over SS I-122
SS I-122 eludes ASW attack from DMS Perry
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 132 encounters mine field at Noumea (115,160)
Allied Ships
DD Aylwin

2 mines cleared

lol, while I was thinking about probably having mines here I already get confirmation... just wondering why all those DMS and AM do nothing...

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TF 132 encounters mine field at Noumea (115,160)

Allied Ships
DD Worden
DD Farragut



2 mines cleared


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kirakira at 118,141

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms





Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
D3A1 Val x 4



Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 7
Martlet II x 14
F4F-3A Wildcat x 17
F4F-3 Wildcat x 27
F4F-4 Wildcat x 44


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

my carriers are in pursuit of the fleeing IJN and I was surprised to see the damaged enemy ships to be able to still move that far North, probably again a matter of bomb damage being reduced and me still not being able to really estimate the damage done...

a pityful strike coming in, must be Soryu which surprises me even more as I wouldn't have expected her to be still able to launch aircraft... thought she would be in sinking condition (I nearly didn't order my carriers to pursuit) but in fact she still is able to operate aircraft... wow, quite an achievement with all those big holes in her flight deck and halve of the ship gone... or would that be how she would look like in real life after all those 1000lb bombs detonating inside the ship?

to be honest, IMO reducing the bomb effects wasn't a good idea as it really screws up anti shipping strikes... stock bombs didn't do enough damage compared to real life while we see far too many hits (for more action in the game)... but reducing effect makes the feeling for it even worse, what gives to need a dozen 1000lb bombs going through the deck of an IJN carrier able to carry 50 aircraft to sink it?

I know the main reason to adjust bomb effects was to stop seeing whole Armies being annihilated by air attacks (which only happens in clear terrain) but this is something that everyone can easily fix with a house rule (going up to 15000ft for example)... as it stands now, airfield and port attacks don't do enough damage, or if they do, then the repairs are going too well as those rates weren't changed... as for nav strikes, number of bomb hits now is even more exxagerated than in stock, I have not really noticed a difference in hit rates... there might be a difference as the accuracy has been changed too but you won't notice it without doing statistics... hit rate feels exactly the same as in stock...

to me, cahnge in terms of SAP bombs for nav strikes would be their accuracy lowered with their effect being increased... that would stop freighters from happily moving on after being hit by three 1000lb bombs when one would be sufficient to sink a freighter in most cases real life... the IJN lost a carrier to a single 1000lb bomb and IIRC a USN CVE was sunk from a single fighter on a Kamikaze mission... was it St. Lo? can't remember... stock had an exxagerated hit rate with unrealitic low damage (general consensus seems to have always been 50%), now Babes has pretty much the same hit rate but hits to damage, let alone sink a ship are even more exxagerated, being somewhere in the area of 3 times more bombs needed to sink a ship compared to real life... this just doesn't feel right to me and doesn't match any of the damage reports I looked up on the I-net which took me hours and hours a while back...

as to GP bombs for ground, airfield, port attacks, I would not have touched them because now that the feel for ground attacks is better, the feel for the far more common airfield and port attacks is off (to me) as the repair routines are the same as in stock (which always were far too efficient, again probably to see more action in the game)... now you bomb, do nearly no damage and the damage you do is repaired in a moment, making it hard to knock out a base... everyone knows that damage to a runway can be repaired in no time (at least non concrete runways which was the majority) but damage to the airbase or the port is not something you repair in a couple of days and this is what makes a base unusable for longer periods (which we normally never see in stock either, but it's worse now - for the attacker - in Babes)...

I really love the mod and all the changes the guys have done, but changes to bombs seem to turn out to be far off for me... again this is my personal impression...

changes to torps work out great for me, can see some difference in accuracy as it doesn't seem to be that easily to hit fast moving, undamaged targets and you see torps "failing to penetrate" which sounded funny for me first but this is kind of simulating torpedo bulges...

starting a new game I would again choose Babes for all the great things in the mod but leave bomb effects like they were in stock (a change of what I would propose would have to be tested as to how they work out with the repair routines on ships) while also having the changes to torps (both sub and aerial)...







CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F4F-4 Wildcat (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.800 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-111 with F4F-3A Wildcat (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-121 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-221 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers






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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 7/24/2012 2:49:29 PM   
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Stewart Island at 118,138

Weather in hex: Moderate rain





Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5



Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 7
SBD-3 Dauntless x 46
TBF-1 Avenger x 28


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 6 damaged

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Akigumo
CL Jintsu, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Makigumo


Soryu dared to launch a strike against our carriers and we retaliate this with a strike of 74 bombers escorted by 7 Wildcats (escort/bomber ratio questionable once more)... 5 more 1000lb bombs penetrate flight deck and/or belt of the carrier which means she should be finished now... makes it carrier number three to be sunk in the New Caledonia operation for no carrier losses on our side... well done carrier fleet!


Aircraft Attacking:
11 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
14 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
10 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
14 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

Fuel storage explosion on CV Soryu
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Soryu
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Jintsu


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Morning Air attack on Luganville , at 120,150

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 36


Japanese aircraft losses
H6K4 Mavis: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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



Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 38

also moved my B-17s to Noumea to fly attacks against the airfield at Luganville which is big enough to fly small sized strikes out of it which shouldn't be that much of a threat but I just want to make sure... carrier based ac diverted to the base as we damage quite some of them but only kill a Mavis in the attack... it takes probably three or four such B-17 strikes to take out that tiny airfield in Babes...


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Stewart Island at 117,137

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 8
SBD-3 Dauntless x 16


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Urakaze

three enemy TF were spotted today, two were attacked, most of the bombers decided to stay on the carriers... not much chance to hit that destroyer in rainy weather...

the carriers were ordered to head back towards Noumea as I don't want to move further North while all damaged high value IJN ships are sunk with the undamaged ones being able to move away from our carriers...


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..






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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 7/25/2012 10:01:53 AM   
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You can easily change the bomb effects by swithching the wpd.xxx.dat file (both you and your opponent) with a (Babes) file that does not contain the altered bomb effects.

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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 7/25/2012 12:16:19 PM   
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You can easily change the bomb effects by swithching the wpd.xxx.dat file (both you and your opponent) with a (Babes) file that does not contain the altered bomb effects.



yes, thanks for the tip. We have used the new file that JWE has sent me and copied it into our ongoing game. I think I will not bring it up as I think it actually harms the Allied more for the rest of the war than the Japanese and with the results so far I think it is not a fault to handicap the Allied a little as Cuttlefish is quite in a bad mood after the happenings around Noumea as he already wanted to surrender and give up the game.

Am really glad he slept over it and said he would continue because he really is a gentleman and a very realible one so it's a great experience to play him.

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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 7/25/2012 4:31:31 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Kereguelen

You can easily change the bomb effects by swithching the wpd.xxx.dat file (both you and your opponent) with a (Babes) file that does not contain the altered bomb effects.



yes, thanks for the tip. We have used the new file that JWE has sent me and copied it into our ongoing game. I think I will not bring it up as I think it actually harms the Allied more for the rest of the war than the Japanese and with the results so far I think it is not a fault to handicap the Allied a little as Cuttlefish is quite in a bad mood after the happenings around Noumea as he already wanted to surrender and give up the game.

Am really glad he slept over it and said he would continue because he really is a gentleman and a very realible one so it's a great experience to play him.


I've tried to find the updated ordnance file for Babes, but the only downloads I can find are from about last November, which I believe is before these changes were discussed (alternate load outs depending on land target versus ship target, etc.). Do you know where I can find it?

Just so I understand, are the results you are seeing and commenting on happening with the new file (that has alternate load outs), or with the last Babes update from (IIRC) last November?

A quick point: as best I can recall, reduced damage to bases was an objective of the changes in addition to reduced damage to ground units. It was often discussed as being too easy to shut down bases.

Edit to add: Kudos to you and Cuttlefish for working things out so amicably.

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JWE sent me the updated file, don't know if it ever went official. When I was talking to John after playing some time with the new file he said it would, so don't know. If you want to have the file you can pm me your email address and I'll send it, guess that's ok as JWE told me other ppl are using the new file too.


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I agree with your assesment. Basically, after mid 1943 if the Allies wanted to close a Japanese air base, they did it. And the reduced bomb effect on ships just makes surface combat even more significant in the game and it is already too strong of a factor in stock. Bomb attacks vs infantry in the open was a bit out of whack but a small matter compared to the other effects of these changes.

I do like the other changes that the babes brings to the game and am looking forward to trying it in my next campaign.

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I think that after mid-43 the Allies can close IJ air bases partly because they do have enough of the right planes to do it. As best I remember the conversations, it wasn't the fact that Allies can close IJ airbases, it was how easy it was. I've got two Babes games going in mid-42 and although I can close IJ airbases it sure is a lot harder. That part seems OK to me so far.

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As one of witpqs' opponents, I will add another prospective. The way Japanese construction and engineering squads are distributed, it is harder to rebuild bases without massing units. So while the affect might seem less, it lingers longer. It seems right to me so far.

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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 7/26/2012 1:21:00 PM   
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today's airlosses, ground losses the most interesting aspect... Kate, Val and Zero losses account for Soryu being sunk, the Alf might be from CL Jintsu... note the 4 Kingfishers, that's CL Phoenix sinking at Noumea today as the damage has been too severe to safe the ship... the rest of the cruisers disbanded in Noumea's port will make it...




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From your last sentence I'm guessing he loses half the KB in the next few days.......




going through the latest days again to come up with a accurate guess of enemy ships sunk I stumbled over this post of Miller... looks like his guess was quite accurate...

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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 7/26/2012 1:48:28 PM   
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ship losses around New Caledonia highly favour the Allied...

Allied ships sunk:

6 destroyers
CL Phoenix

Japanese ships sunk:

4 or 5 destroyers
BB Yamashiro
BB Haruna
BB Hyuga (probably)
CA Atago
CA Tone
CL Jintsu
CV Shokaku
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu

BB Hiei might have gone down after a lot of 1000lb bombs plus a torpedo from British torp bombers...

all in all I'd say that it was a glaring defeat for the IJN and also the IJA will have to pay for it as there is more than a division stranded on New Caledonia... if I wouldn't have engaged the bombardment TF at Noumea we wouldn't have lost a single ship... air losses for us aren't severe either, nothing we can't replace easily even though a couple of unescorted bomber squadrons were completely annihilated...


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Almost impossible to recover from as a Japanese player at this stage of the game. He has really lost his carrier edge which will adversely affect his ability to maintain any sort of momentum. I feel for Cuttlefish as he is smart enough to see the future. KB is a mailed fist in 42, but split it up vs American carriers and the Japanese carriers become amazingly brittle. Now his only chance is to seek a decisive victory vs the American carrier force in order to regain his edge-which turns his focus away from what he really needs to do.

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Almost impossible to recover from as a Japanese player at this stage of the game. He has really lost his carrier edge which will adversely affect his ability to maintain any sort of momentum. I feel for Cuttlefish as he is smart enough to see the future. KB is a mailed fist in 42, but split it up vs American carriers and the Japanese carriers become amazingly brittle. Now his only chance is to seek a decisive victory vs the American carrier force in order to regain his edge-which turns his focus away from what he really needs to do.



The Japanese are in trouble now but the situation is far from being hopeless. He has to fully focus on the defense now though and has to build up a line of defense as soon as possible, otherwhise my troops will suddenly not only knock on the door to vital areas but will kick in the door.

Like you describe, in 42 I too see KB as a fist and if the fist is gone, all offensive operations that require amphib ops have to be stopped or run danger of being annihilated, land based offensives, such as China won't be directly affected. Cuttlefish has to strenghten his positions now and he has to do that where it is the most important, means around the SRA. The situation now would force me as the IJ commander to pretty much forget about the outlying Pacific positions to bring as much as possible to defend the SRA, mainly from an advance out of the Darwin area which is the most obvious approach.

Japanese LBA isn't as strong as it will be in mid 43 or even later but focussed in an area it could pretty much do the same to our carrier fleet as our carriers just did to the Japanese. Losing three CV against an LBA strike consisting of 100 Zeroes that escort 60-80 Betties/Nells wouldn't be that surprising. In such a case, the Allied offensives would stop as abrupt as the Japanese's do now. The momentum is now on our side but the possibility to advance is a window of a couple of months IMO. The Tojo should be ready for production and can be produced in high numbers, then the IJAAF fighters will rule the sky until early 43. Availability of IJNAF torp bombers should be high enough to stop any Allied offensive if the IJ focusses. If the assets are split over the whole map, we will directly march through the SRA onto Tokyo and will arrive there in roughly 1.5 years. Succesfully engaging the IJN's carriers opened up a window of 6 months that I didn't expect to have, hence all my LCU that were prepping for defensive targets are now already prepping for offensive targets, while still sitting in their areas they were tasked to defend even though I don't expect any more IJ amphib operations in the Pacific, let alone against Australia or India.

There are two minor facts that now turn out to have a massive impact. First, the succesful low level bomb attack of Dutch bombers against KB off Java when two IJN fleet carriers were hit by bombs that later required repairs, directly leading to the defeat off New Caledonia as I wouldn't have sent in my carriers against all available IJN carriers (I was surprised about the numbers of carriers anyway and completely miscalculated the number of carrier based ac).

The second one is the effect of my strongholds that still fight on Luzon and on Java. At Clark Field we have 2500 av well supplied that hold against all Japanese attempts to overrun the position. At Bandoeng (Java) we have 1100 Dutch av sitting more than well supplied in the mountains where the Japanese don't even try to attack but have to keep units to keep us in place. All in all the Japanese use roughly 1800 av to guard our prison camps and on Luzon we have shred several divisions already that seem to be sitting at Manila to recover. Granted, shred means causing massive numbers of disablements with only some 10-15% destroyed but this still takes time and effort to recover. All these units could be used to hold the entrance into the SRA, means the area around Ambon, Kendari and Timor with a staggered defense getting stronger the closer the Allied get to Java and/or Borneo. As it stands now, there are neither sufficient numbers of troops in these areas, nor built up bases that seem to be a real threat. That we have sunk halve of the enemy's heavy cruisers and a good number of battleships (with most of the rest being damaged) will only make the whole situation a bit worse for the enemy at the moment.

Don't know what he did with all his political points, I would have released as many divisions from Manchuko as I have pp, later followed by units from China. The whole IJ situation would make me doing nothing in China other than fortifying my positions, not even thinking about going offensively, moving out as much stuff as possible to hold against the inevitable counterpunch now. Again, the loss of three USN CV in a month or so would stop this counteroffensive right at the start but there is only LBA that could do this at the moment. Or LBA first, followed by the rest of the IJN carriers. The other way around could lead to the annihilation of the rest of his carriers so I would be more than cautious. In a year, the IJN carrier strenght can be at the same level as it was a week ago, or could already be higher which would make KB a dangerous weapon again, especially if the IJ player knows how to use his LBA in combination with KB.

I think the next 5-6 months will be the most important for the Japanese and as the IJ commander I would focus in bringing as much divisions to the front to defend against the upcoming Allied offensives. Even if those divs will be lost in the end, in numbers they work very well to delay the Allied as reinforcements for an amphib operation always take roughly three months due to preparation times.

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Yeah, I agree with your assessment. I tend to be very careful with my Allied carriers and would not want to lose three if I was in your position, but the loss of three Allied carriers is not as critical as the loss of his momentum at this stage. Even with a rebuilt KB, if the Allies get two months to breath and fortify, then the Japanese player is not going to be able to do much to dent the wall.

It is tough to play Japan in AE. The Allied player is in a dire condition in 1942 but there just is so little room for the Japanese player to make a mistake. My hats off to all JFBs....

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 19, 42
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MTB 26, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 7

amazing to see a Val in level bombing mode scoring a hit on a MTB...


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Asiatic Fleet , at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 45



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 11th PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 31st Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking USAFFE ...
Also attacking 2nd PA Constabulary Division ...
Also attacking Asiatic Fleet ...
Also attacking 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking Asiatic Fleet ...
Also attacking 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 11th PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 31st Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Asiatic Fleet ...
Also attacking 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion ...


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Morning Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,74 (Langsa)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 14
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 18



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking NS KNIL Territory Regiment ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking NS KNIL Territory Regiment ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...


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Morning Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,74 (Langsa)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking West Sumatra Base Force ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...


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Morning Air attack on Luganville , at 120,150

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 34


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb


looking at the air losses for today we see two Pete being destroyed on the ground which means some IJN ship has gone down, guess that`s one of the damaged BB...







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I think this is an interesting screen, looking at the victory points the victory around New Caledonia meant our vp pretty much sky rocketed the last couple of days and we are now closing in a 1:1 again which is quite nice considering the date...






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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 20, 42
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ASW attack near Lingga at 51,87

Japanese Ships
PB Menado Maru

Allied Ships
SS O16, hits 2



SS O16 is sighted by escort
PB Menado Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Menado Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Menado Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Menado Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Menado Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Asiatic Fleet , at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 43



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 71st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 11th PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 2nd PA Constabulary Division ...
Also attacking 31st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Asiatic Fleet ...
Also attacking 71st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Asiatic Fleet ...
Also attacking 71st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 11th PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking Asiatic Fleet ...
Also attacking 71st PA Infantry Division ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,74 (Langsa)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 13
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Noumea (115,160)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 44648 troops, 787 guns, 512 vehicles, Assault Value = 2006

Defending force 16616 troops, 160 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 516

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


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


Assaulting units:
1st Marine Division
2nd Marine Division
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
754th Tank Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
164th Infantry Regiment
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
193rd Tank Battalion
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
2nd Australian Division
5th Australian Division
4th Field Artillery Battalion
17th RAAF Base Force
109th USN Base Force
1st USMC Air Wing Base Force
176th USAAF Base Force
813th Engineer Aviation Battalion
217th Coast AA Regiment
119th USAAF Base Force
16th RAAF Base Force
501st Coast AA Regiment
2nd Medium Regiment
134th Field Artillery Battalion
136th USA Base Force
428th Coast AA Battalion

Defending units:
20th Division
53rd/B Division



not only the IJN suffered a defeat in the operation against Noumea, also the IJA will pay for it, losing 20th Div plus a rgt of 53rd Div...

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 21, 42
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 110 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT Q-112
PT-34



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 7



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MTB 8, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 7
MTB 12



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,74 (Langsa)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 14
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,74 (Langsa)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 20th Division, at 115,160 (Noumea)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9
P-39D Airacobra x 16
P-400 Airacobra x 10
P-40E Warhawk x 11


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Luganville , at 120,150

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms


Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 24


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Suzukaze, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



Port hits 8
Port supply hits 2

spotted two ships at Luganville, it was obvious that some cripples tried to pump out their hulls at the small port there and the B-17 were ordered to go in to take care of these vessels... Suzukaze is no more...


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Luganville , at 120,150

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Hatsuhara is also hit but not confirmed sunk...

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 108 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-35
PT-31
PT-33



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 7



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT Q-111
PT-34



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2606 troops, 165 guns, 182 vehicles, Assault Value = 1193

Defending force 74047 troops, 965 guns, 704 vehicles, Assault Value = 2460

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 14 (4 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
2nd Tank Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
8th Tank Regiment
48th Division
16th Division
4th Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
51st PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
1st PA Infantry Division
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
31st PA Infantry Division
61st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry Division
91st PA Infantry Division
81st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
31st Infantry Regiment
14th PS Engineer Regiment
4th Marine Regiment
41st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
2nd PA Constabulary Division
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
Asiatic Fleet
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Far East USAAF
202nd PA Construction Battalion
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
II Philippine Corps
1st PI Base Force
Provisional GMC Grp
201st PA Construction Battalion
Manila USAAF Base Force
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
PAF Aviation
I Philippine Corps
USAFFE
301st Construction Battalion
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment




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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 8/2/2012 4:11:02 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 22, 42
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Morning Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,74 (Langsa)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 13
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 15



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking NS KNIL Territory Regiment ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...


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Morning Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,74 (Langsa)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking West Sumatra Base Force ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 87 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-31, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 12
PT-32
PT-35



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PT-31

another PT is hit from 9000ft... quite amusing, wonder what the chance would be to drop one bomb from 9000ft to hit a PT even if it wouldn't move...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 83 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 7



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-41
PT Q-112



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 29



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 25
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 49

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2599 troops, 161 guns, 181 vehicles, Assault Value = 1215

Defending force 74094 troops, 965 guns, 704 vehicles, Assault Value = 2470

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 7 (6 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Assaulting units:
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
16th Division
48th Division
2nd Tank Regiment
38th Division
8th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
14th Army
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
14th PS Engineer Regiment
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
21st PA Infantry Division
61st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
31st Infantry Regiment
31st PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
81st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment
91st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
11th PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Division
Far East USAAF
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
202nd PA Construction Battalion
301st Construction Battalion
PAF Aviation
1st PI Base Force
Provisional GMC Grp
Asiatic Fleet
II Philippine Corps
USAFFE
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
Manila USAAF Base Force
201st PA Construction Battalion
I Philippine Corps
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment


after the succesful operation around New Caledonia we are now back into a more silent phase with my task forces back at major ports and the IJN probably back at Truk with what my carriers left floating...

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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 8/2/2012 4:12:48 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 23, 42
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ASW attack near Muntok at 49,89

Japanese Ships
TB Hatsukari

Allied Ships
SS O20



SS O20 is sighted by escort
TB Hatsukari fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-33



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 44



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 4 damaged


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


Airbase hits 14
Runway hits 73

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,74 (Langsa)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 13
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 16



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,74 (Langsa)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 20th Division, at 114,159 (La Foa)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
52 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 53rd/B Division, at 114,159 (La Foa)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
50 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 53rd/B Division, at 114,159 (La Foa)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 23


No Allied losses

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

ordered the B-17 at Noumea to prepare our ground assault against the enemy trying to move out of Noumea before our troops are all in combat mode to attack...

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2590 troops, 167 guns, 177 vehicles, Assault Value = 1224

Defending force 74179 troops, 965 guns, 704 vehicles, Assault Value = 2475

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (3 destroyed, 3 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
38th Division
2nd Tank Regiment
16th Division
4th Tank Regiment
48th Division
7th Tank Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
14th Army
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
61st PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
4th Marine Regiment
21st PA Infantry Division
81st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
31st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
14th PS Engineer Regiment
91st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
1st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Division
Provisional GMC Grp
II Philippine Corps
Manila USAAF Base Force
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
USAFFE
202nd PA Construction Battalion
1st PI Base Force
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
301st Construction Battalion
201st PA Construction Battalion
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
I Philippine Corps
Asiatic Fleet
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
PAF Aviation
Far East USAAF
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment




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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 8/3/2012 12:02:54 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 24, 42
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ASW attack near Palembang at 49,90

Japanese Ships
TB Hatsukari

Allied Ships
SS O20



SS O20 launches 2 torpedoes at TB Hatsukari
O20 bottoming out ....
TB Hatsukari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hatsukari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hatsukari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hatsukari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hatsukari fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MTB 12
MTB 7



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 26
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 42



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged


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


Airbase hits 29
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 66

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 33


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 53rd/B Division, at 114,159 (La Foa)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 22


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 53rd/B Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 12


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 20th Division, at 114,159 (La Foa)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb


recon reports there are roughly 15,000 enemy troops at the base but I am sure that the actual numbers are far lower... doesn't really matter, we should be able to keep the base more or less unsupplied and reinforcing it should be impossible, even more so since the IJN lost a couple of carriers near New Caledonia...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-41
MTB 7
PT-34
PT Q-111



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 98 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 6



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-32
PT-35



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2614 troops, 165 guns, 174 vehicles, Assault Value = 1237

Defending force 74239 troops, 965 guns, 704 vehicles, Assault Value = 2479

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
16th Division
2nd Tank Regiment
38th Division
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
48th Division
4th Tank Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
14th Army
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
61st PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
81st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
11th PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
14th PS Engineer Regiment
91st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
21st PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
192nd Tank Battalion
31st Infantry Regiment
2nd PA Constabulary Division
Asiatic Fleet
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
Provisional GMC Grp
USAFFE
II Philippine Corps
Manila USAAF Base Force
PAF Aviation
201st PA Construction Battalion
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
301st Construction Battalion
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
I Philippine Corps
202nd PA Construction Battalion
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Far East USAAF
1st PI Base Force
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at La Foa (114,159)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 45557 troops, 719 guns, 1042 vehicles, Assault Value = 1550

Defending force 16469 troops, 160 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 507

Allied adjusted assault: 1084

Japanese adjusted defense: 343

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE La Foa !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
6225 casualties reported
Squads: 84 destroyed, 108 disabled
Non Combat: 152 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 30 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 70 (62 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 32 (31 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Allied ground losses:
444 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 41 disabled
Vehicles lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

after the enemy was able to move out of Noumea before our troops there were ready to attack we caught up with the IJA units at La Foa and attacked today... the two enemy units were easy prey and the enemy was kicked out of the hex while our units suffered nearly no losses at all...

Assaulting units:
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
1st Marine Division
1st USMC Tank Battalion
2nd Marine Division
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
754th Tank Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
2nd Australian Division
136th USA Base Force
4th Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Medium Regiment

Defending units:
20th Division
53rd/B Division




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Post #: 387
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 8/3/2012 12:16:10 PM   
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lost another combat report but there is nothing happening at the moment anyway...

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 26, 42
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-34
PT Q-111



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 46



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 5 damaged


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


Airbase hits 16
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 53

when Clark Field will surrender in the end (not before 43) the enemy will have dropped more ordnance on the base than 8th AF has dropped on Germany... the enemy is bombing non stop...


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
26 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,74 (Langsa)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 22
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking West Sumatra Base Force ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking WS KNIL Territory Regiment ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking NS KNIL Territory Regiment ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking West Sumatra Base Force ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking West Sumatra Base Force ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking WS KNIL Territory Regiment ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking West Sumatra Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 56



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 49


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 4 destroyed, 17 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

Cuttlefish surprised us with LRCAP over Lae today, the Zeroes are coming from Rabaul, range 9... how 56 fighters can be over the base on LRCAP from such a range is beyond me as there were only 3 IJNAF units involved... we take insane losses today, flying a couple of hexes from Port Moresby to Lae and in the end more than a monthly replacement of B-17 is lost to the Zeroes...

one of the perfect examples for JFBs that show how indestructable Allied 4E are... my squadrons are trashed from one attack an morale is completely pummeled... 56 Zeroes wouldn't even carry enough 20mm shells to cause the loss of 18 B-17E but some ppl probably think a Zero could score with 50% of it's cannon ammo...

this strike suffered a 37% loss rate, makes the Schweinfurt raid looking like a cakewalk, that had to fly over more or less whole Germany facing halve of the Luftwaffe with their fighters bristling with cannons...



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (16 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (20 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (20 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead





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Morning Air attack on 20th Division, at 114,158 , near La Foa

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 29


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2574 troops, 165 guns, 176 vehicles, Assault Value = 1011

Defending force 74336 troops, 965 guns, 704 vehicles, Assault Value = 2484

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 13 (2 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
65 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
38th Division
4th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
48th Division
8th Tank Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
21st PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
81st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment
31st Infantry Regiment
192nd Tank Battalion
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
1st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry Division
61st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
71st PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
31st PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
91st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Division
301st Construction Battalion
Far East USAAF
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
II Philippine Corps
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
1st PI Base Force
202nd PA Construction Battalion
Asiatic Fleet
I Philippine Corps
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
Provisional GMC Grp
Manila USAAF Base Force
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
USAFFE
201st PA Construction Battalion
PAF Aviation
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment






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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 27, 42
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ASW attack near Lingga at 51,87

Japanese Ships
E Manazuru
DD Susuki

Allied Ships
SS O20, hits 1



SS O20 is located by E Manazuru
O20 bottoming out ....
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Susuki is out of ASW ammo
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 43



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 4 damaged


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


Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 49

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Bandoeng , at 50,100

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 18

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,74 (Langsa)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 23
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 16



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking NS KNIL Territory Regiment ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking West Sumatra Base Force ...
Also attacking WS KNIL Territory Regiment ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking NS KNIL Territory Regiment ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking NS KNIL Territory Regiment ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking West Sumatra Base Force ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking NS KNIL Territory Regiment ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 20th Division, at 114,158 , near La Foa

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 17


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 53rd/B Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 53rd/B Division ...

after yesterday's disaster over Lae we were forced to stand down our 4E at PM but those at Noumea keep bombing the retreating IJA units with our Army in pursuit...

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Afternoon Air attack on 20th Division, at 114,158 , near La Foa

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 12


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2622 troops, 168 guns, 177 vehicles, Assault Value = 1032

Defending force 74322 troops, 965 guns, 704 vehicles, Assault Value = 2478

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
8th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
38th Division
48th Division
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
81st PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
11th PA Infantry Division
91st PA Infantry Division
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
194th Tank Battalion
21st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
4th Marine Regiment
71st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
1st PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
61st PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
51st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Division
202nd PA Construction Battalion
II Philippine Corps
I Philippine Corps
1st PI Base Force
201st PA Construction Battalion
Far East USAAF
Asiatic Fleet
301st Construction Battalion
USAFFE
Manila USAAF Base Force
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
Provisional GMC Grp
PAF Aviation
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at 114,158 (near La Foa)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 42599 troops, 714 guns, 1043 vehicles, Assault Value = 1519

Defending force 11289 troops, 116 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 277

Allied adjusted assault: 539

Japanese adjusted defense: 190

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2194 casualties reported
Squads: 127 destroyed, 132 disabled
Non Combat: 119 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 38 (13 destroyed, 25 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Allied ground losses:
102 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

the enemy is trashed once more, nothing left with any combat value... we will pursue the IJA units to Koumac and will finish them off together with the unit that is reported sitting there... when the IJA units are destroyed the New Caledonia operation will see a succesful end...


Assaulting units:
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
754th Tank Battalion
2nd Marine Division
1st Marine Division
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
2nd Australian Division
134th Field Artillery Battalion
136th USA Base Force
4th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Medium Regiment

Defending units:
20th Division
53rd/B Division




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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 8/3/2012 12:36:43 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 28, 42
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ASW attack near Palembang at 49,90

Japanese Ships
E Manazuru

Allied Ships
SS O16



SS O16 is sighted by escort
E Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Muntok at 49,89

Japanese Ships
DD Susuki
E Manazuru

Allied Ships
SS O16



SS O16 is located by DD Susuki
O16 bottoming out ....
E Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 28



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged


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


Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 26

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 15



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



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, at 46,74 (Langsa)

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-21-Ic Sally x 23
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 13



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

guess it's been weeks since the Imperial Guards div suffered horrendous disablements from landing at Sabang instead of landing at a friendly base and the Dutch are still holding Langsa against two IJA elite divisions that don't even attack... I really don't understand Cuttlefish's operations...

with the defeat at New Caledonia the Japanese can bury all their thoughts about any more offensives and with our troops preparing for offensive targets already Cuttlefish has to soon switch to succesful defense otherwise he will be overrun so the time window he has got now to prepare his defenses is becoming smaller and smaller...


Also attacking West Sumatra Base Force ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking NS KNIL Territory Regiment ...
Also attacking North Sumatra Base Force ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking West Sumatra Base Force ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking West Sumatra Base Force ...
Also attacking Medan Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking West Sumatra Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on 53rd/B Division, at 113,157 , near Koumac

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 18


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 53rd/B Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 20th Division, at 113,157 , near Koumac

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 11


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Bandoeng , at 50,100

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 17
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 28

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Amphibious Assault at Sampit (58,97)

TF 197 troops unloading over beach at Sampit, 58,97

Japanese ground losses:
178 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled





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Amphibious Assault at Obi (77,106)

TF 217 troops unloading over beach at Obi, 77,106

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





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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2614 troops, 167 guns, 177 vehicles, Assault Value = 1049

Defending force 74348 troops, 962 guns, 704 vehicles, Assault Value = 2485

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 12 (2 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
34 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Assaulting units:
8th Tank Regiment
48th Division
4th Tank Regiment
38th Division
2nd Tank Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
192nd Tank Battalion
51st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
31st PA Infantry Division
91st PA Infantry Division
61st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
31st Infantry Regiment
81st PA Infantry Division
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
4th Marine Regiment
2nd PA Constabulary Division
II Philippine Corps
Asiatic Fleet
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
Manila USAAF Base Force
301st Construction Battalion
201st PA Construction Battalion
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
202nd PA Construction Battalion
USAFFE
PAF Aviation
I Philippine Corps
Provisional GMC Grp
1st PI Base Force
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
Far East USAAF
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment




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