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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/15/2012 11:49:15 AM   
castor troy


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somehow I fail to find time to update the AAR on a regular basis, the game is moving way faster than the AAR as we're nearly entering February already...

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 13, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Balabac at 71,86, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
APD Fuji
TB Hiyodori
AMc Toroshima Maru
PB Heiei Maru #7
xAK Syoka Maru
xAK Rokko Maru
xAK Igasa Maru
xAKL Ryoyu Maru #21
xAKL Sasago Maru

Allied Ships
xAK Fatshan
xAK Hanyang
xAK Ming Sang
xAK Nanning
xAK Hai Lee



Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 28% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range increases to 8,000 yards...
Range increases to 9,000 yards...
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range increases to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

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ASW attack near Tambelan-eilanden at 53,91

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
DD Peary
DD Pope



SS I-155 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Peary
I-155 bottoming out ....
DD Pope fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Pope fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Pope fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Pope fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Pope fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Soc Trang at 59,74

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryoyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS O20



xAK Ryoyo Maru is sighted by SS O20
SS O20 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Ryoyo Maru


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Submarine attack near Singora at 51,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Mogamigawa Maru

Allied Ships
SS O16


4 torps missing a freighter?

xAK Mogamigawa Maru is sighted by SS O16
SS O16 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Mogamigawa Maru


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Sub attack near Aparri at 82,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Kumagawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
xAK Chuko Maru
xAK Karachi Maru
xAK Kamoi Maru
xAK Keisho Maru
PB Choun Maru #18

Allied Ships
SS S-37, hits 2

second freighter hit today... sinking a freighter a day will keep the Japs away...

SS S-37 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kumagawa Maru
PB Choun Maru #18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choun Maru #18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choun Maru #18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choun Maru #18 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Choun Maru #18 is out of ASW ammo
PB Choun Maru #18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Japanese Ships
BB Yamashiro
BB Mutsu


looks like a Japanese invasion is coming in...

Allied ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 5
Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 1

BB Yamashiro firing at Wake Island
BB Mutsu firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion


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Pre-Invasion action off Miri (64,87)

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi
xAK Giyu Maru
APD Aoi



TB Kasasagi fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Miri (64,87)

TF 105 troops unloading over beach at Miri, 64,87

enemy about to seize the first bigger oil fields...

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Amphibious Assault at Jolo (74,90)

TF 141 troops unloading over beach at Jolo, 74,90

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)


13.2mm T93 AAMG (2) lost from landing craft during unload of 4th JAAF Base Force
Sound Detector (J) dropped into water during unload of 4th JAAF Base Force
Observor Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 4th JAAF Base Force
13.2mm T93 AAMG (2) accidentally lost during unload of 4th JAAF Base Force
Motorized Support lost overboard during unload of 4th JAAF Base Force
12 Aviation Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 4th JAAF Base Force
Motorized Support lost in surf during unload of 4th JAAF Base Force


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ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 52,74

Japanese Ships
DD Shirakumo
AK Hirokawa Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXIV



SS KXIV launches 2 torpedoes at DD Shirakumo
KXIV bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection


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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 63,74

Japanese Ships
AV Sanyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DMS W-1
xAK Kyokko Maru
xAK Seizan Maru
SC Ch 8
DMS W-6

Allied Ships
SS KXVI

another hit, not a bad day for my subs...


SS KXVI launches 4 torpedoes at AV Sanyo Maru
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 21



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
ARD YFD-1 Dewey, Bomb hits 1



Port hits 5
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 1st USMC AA Battalion, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 13
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 20



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:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 200th Coast AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st USMC AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 200th Coast AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st USMC AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 200th Coast AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st USMC AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 200th Coast AA Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 1st Mysore Battalion, at 49,79 (Kuala Lumpur)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 41
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 22



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
91 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 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 Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 17



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Tenasserim BAF Battalion, at 53,62 (Mergui)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20



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:
20 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 22nd Indian Brigade, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 53



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
29 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Japanese Ships
DMS W-2
DMS W-3

Allied Ships
SS KXIV



SS KXIV launches 2 torpedoes at DMS W-2
DMS W-3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Amphibious Assault at Kavieng (106,122)

TF 111 troops unloading over beach at Kavieng, 106,122

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of I/66th Nav Gd
17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of I/66th Nav Gd


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21187 troops, 320 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 533

Defending force 6506 troops, 131 guns, 79 vehicles, Assault Value = 123

Japanese adjusted assault: 375

Allied adjusted defense: 229

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
348 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled


Allied ground losses:
253 casualties reported
Squads: 29 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
1st Middlesex Battalion
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


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Ground combat at Tuguegarao (82,74)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2398 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 83

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 87

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 87 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tuguegarao !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(+)



Assaulting units:
Tanaka Detachment


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Ground combat at Atimonan (80,79)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3657 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 334

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 120

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 120 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Atimonan !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
20th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment


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Ground combat at Jolo (74,90)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1205 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 22

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Jolo !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
Miura Det
4th JAAF Base Force


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Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4129 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 164

Defending force 859 troops, 0 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

Japanese adjusted assault: 62

Allied adjusted defense: 13

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Guam !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
508 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 49 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 16 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 40 (40 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
144th Infantry Regiment
15th Base Force

Defending units:
Guam USN Base Force


Guam surrenders...

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Ground combat at Victoria Point (51,66)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1224 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Defending force 228 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Japanese adjusted assault: 39

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 39 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Victoria Point !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
123 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I./143rd Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
108th/2 Base Force



Guam surrendering wasn't the only bad news today, also BB California sunk at Pearl today as fires could never be brought under control... California and CL St. Louis are the only two victims of the Japanese strike on PH...

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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/15/2012 11:57:33 AM   
castor troy


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 14, 41
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ASW attack near San Fernando at 79,73

Japanese Ships
CL Tama
DD Namikaze
DD Nokaze
DD Yugao
DD Numakaze

Allied Ships
SS KXV



SS KXV is sighted by escort
KXV diving deep ....
DD Yugao fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Numakaze attacking submerged sub ....
SS KXV eludes DD Numakaze by diving deep
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Japanese Ships
DMS W-3

Allied Ships
SS O16



SS O16 is located by DMS W-3
DMS W-3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kota Bharu at 51,75, Range 1,000 Yards




Japanese Ships
DMS W-2, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
DMS W-3, Shell hits 4, on fire

Allied Ships
CL Boise
DD Peary
DD Pillsbury
DD Pope


usually I send Boise and Houston South West from their starting positions but in this campaign I decided to send them towards Java passing Borneo's North Coast and the TF reached Java without any trouble... I've dispatched Boise and three old destroyers to intervene with enemy shipping at Kota Bharu but all we've found were these two DMS... one was sunk the other one was left burning after our ships retreated South again... thank god those two ships weren't IJN DD as that could have been nasty at only 1000 yards...

Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 17% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Massive explosion on DMS W-2
CL Boise engages DMS W-2 at 1,000 yards
DMS W-2 sunk by CL Boise at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
CL Boise engages DMS W-3 at 2,000 yards
CL Boise engages DMS W-3 at 2,000 yards
DD Pope engages DMS W-3 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CL Boise engages DMS W-3 at 3,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DMS W-3 at 3,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Soc Trang at 58,74

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo
CL Naka
DD Murasame
DD Asagumo
DD Minegumo
DD Samidare
DD Yudachi
DD Harusame

Allied Ships
SS O20, hits 1



SS O20 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Natsugumo
DD Samidare fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Yudachi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Harusame attacking submerged sub ....
DD Harusame fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Harusame attacking submerged sub ....
DD Harusame is out of ASW ammo
DD Harusame fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Harusame attacking submerged sub ....
DD Harusame is out of ASW ammo
DD Harusame is out of ASW ammo
DD Harusame is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Japanese Ships
BB Yamashiro
BB Mutsu


Allied ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

another bombardment but no invasion convoy spotted yet... sure to come...

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 16
Port hits 7
Port fuel hits 1

BB Yamashiro firing at Wake Island
BB Mutsu firing at Wake Island


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Sub attack near Soc Trang at 59,74

Japanese Ships
LSD Shinshu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
PB Chosa Maru
xAK Ryujo Maru
xAK Asosan Maru
DD Yugiri

Allied Ships
SS KXVI

we hit one of the valuable LSD but the ship shows no real damage...

SS KXVI launches 4 torpedoes at LSD Shinshu Maru
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugiri attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yugiri is out of ASW ammo
DD Yugiri is out of ASW ammo
DD Yugiri is out of ASW ammo
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Wake Island (136,98)


12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari
DD Hayate
PB Kaiun Maru
PB Kaikei Maru
PB Ikunta Maru
PB Hakkaisan Maru
PB Fukui Maru
AMC Kongo Maru

here's the invasion convoy...

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


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


CL Yubari firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion
DD Hayate firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion
PB Kaiun Maru fired at enemy guns
PB Kaikei Maru fired at enemy guns
PB Ikunta Maru fired at enemy guns
PB Hakkaisan Maru fired at enemy guns
PB Fukui Maru fired at enemy guns
DD Hayate fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Wake Island (136,98)

TF 16 troops unloading over beach at Wake Island, 136,98





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Pre-Invasion action off Wake Island (136,98) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

20 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Kashima
xAK Hokkai Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
PB Chiyo Maru #4
xAK Yae Maru

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



CL Kashima firing at 1st Marine Defense Battalion
1st Marine Defense Battalion firing at CL Kashima
5in Mk 15 CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Hokkai Maru at 6,000 yards
PB Chiyo Maru #4 firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
PB Chiyo Maru #4 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Wake Island (136,98)

TF 137 troops unloading over beach at Wake Island, 136,98

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Maizuru 1st SNLF


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Invasion Support action off Wake Island (136,98)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Kaiun Maru
PB Kaikei Maru
PB Ikunta Maru
PB Hakkaisan Maru
PB Fukui Maru
AMC Kongo Maru



PB Kaiun Maru fired at enemy guns
PB Kaikei Maru fired at enemy guns
PB Ikunta Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Hakkaisan Maru fired at enemy guns
PB Fukui Maru fired at enemy guns


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Invasion Support action off Wake Island (136,98)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Chiyo Maru #4
xAK Yae Maru



PB Chiyo Maru #4 fired at enemy guns


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Butuan at 80,89, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki
DD Harukaze
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Cetus, Shell hits 6, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAKL Cetus at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAKL Cetus at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAKL Cetus at 17,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Cetus
DD Minazuki engages xAKL Cetus at 17,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Submarine attack near Singora at 51,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Noto Maru

Allied Ships
SS O16

another freighter missed...

xAK Noto Maru is sighted by SS O16
SS O16 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Noto Maru


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 21



No Japanese losses



Port hits 19
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 1st Mysore Battalion, at 49,79 (Kuala Lumpur)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 44
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 24



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
288 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 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 Kowloon Brigade, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 17



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 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:
17 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...


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Morning Air attack on 6th Burma Rifles Battalion, at 54,57 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
20 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 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 200th Coast AA Regiment, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 14



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 22nd Indian Brigade, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 53



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak


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


Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
28 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb


I am absolutely amazed that Cuttlefish likes ground attacks so much... I sure like him ordering them too... my bases build up forts in the meantime...

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Invasion Support action off Wake Island (136,98)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
AMC Kinryu Maru, Shell hits 1
CL Yubari
DD Oite
PB Kaiun Maru
PB Kaikei Maru
PB Ikunta Maru
PB Hakkaisan Maru
PB Fukui Maru
AMC Kongo Maru


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


5in Mk 15 CD Gun Battery engaging AMC Kinryu Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Oite firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
PB Kaiun Maru fired at enemy guns
PB Kaikei Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Ikunta Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Hakkaisan Maru fired at enemy guns
PB Fukui Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Wake Island (136,98)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryunan Maru
PB Chiyo Maru #4
xAK Yae Maru



PB Chiyo Maru #4 fired at enemy guns


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20869 troops, 320 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 501

Defending force 6310 troops, 129 guns, 79 vehicles, Assault Value = 113

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 350

Allied adjusted defense: 229

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
171 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 17 disabled
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
403 casualties reported
Squads: 28 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 13 (2 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)


Assaulting units:
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Rifles of Canada Battalion
1st Middlesex Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Hong Kong Fortress


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Ground combat at Miri (64,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1157 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Defending force 144 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 12

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Miri !!!

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


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


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I./124th Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
100th RN Base Force

the enemy captures the oil and refineries with any further damage (they start 50% damaged though)...

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Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3397 troops, 38 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

Defending force 1272 troops, 24 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Japanese adjusted assault: 154

Allied adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 77 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wake Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
290 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1869 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 91 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 26 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 29 (29 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (10 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Assaulting units:
Maizuru 1st SNLF
Maizuru 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
Wake USN CPNAB
1st Marine Defense Battalion

also Wake fell into enemy hands easily...

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Ground combat at Kavieng (106,122)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 427 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 14

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 14 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kavieng !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
I/66th Naval Guard Unit


the enemy seems to be looking towards the Solomons already... we could have a nasty surprise for him down there soon...



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this is how Boise's experience looks like after the succesful engagement of the two DMS at Kota Bharu... she's now semi useful for night engagements but far from the veteran status of IJN cruisers with their experience in the high 60s or low 70s...




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 15, 41
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Sub attack near Aparri at 83,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Shinyubari Maru
xAK Kuwayama Maru
xAK Shirogane Maru
xAK Maya Maru
xAK Okiyu Maru
PB Bisan Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS S-36, hits 1

another failed attempt to hit a freighter... guess we'll see slightly more misses in this campaign as we're using a reworked db of Babeslite with bombs, aerial torpedos and torpedos having their accuracy rating reduced... not sure how that's going to play out in regards of sub attacks on freighters as from my gut feeling subs have been missing freighters too often already anyway... I have tried to find statistics on this on the web and failed miserable while spending quite some time for my search...


SS S-36 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Shinyubari Maru
PB Bisan Maru #3 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Bisan Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Bisan Maru #3 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Bisan Maru #3 is out of ASW ammo
PB Bisan Maru #3 is out of ASW ammo
PB Bisan Maru #3 is out of ASW ammo
PB Bisan Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Bisan Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Amphibious Assault at Makin (136,125)

TF 15 troops unloading over beach at Makin, 136,125



12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 51st Nav Gd


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Amphibious Assault at Tarawa (136,128)

TF 116 troops unloading over beach at Tarawa, 136,128





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ASW attack near Calayan at 82,71

Japanese Ships
xAK Chuko Maru
xAK Siraha Maru
xAK Tenzan Maru
xAK Takaoka Maru
xAK Kosei Maru
AMc Choun Maru #7

Allied Ships
SS S-39



SS S-39 is sighted by escort
S-39 diving deep ....
AMc Choun Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
AMc Choun Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
AMc Choun Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
AMc Choun Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
AMc Choun Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Shortlands at 109,131, Range 21,000 Yards




our patrols from Port Moresby spotted an enemy TF sitting at Shortlands yesterday, being identified as CACADDDDDD... now I didn't give much about the identification as I though encountering some freighters covered by some PB or DD at best would be all to find there... I had this cruiser squadron being on station in the area to intervene with any fast grab of the Solomons and was quite confident when I've ordered the squadron to move in to arrive during daylight... the cruisers were deliberately arriving at daylight as I was sure to do more damage then than during a night engagement... what can I say, the fact that the cruisers arrived during the day probably saved them from a real disaster as my patrols were spot on in identifying the enemy TF and no less than four heavy cruisers together with four destroyers were encountered at Shortlands... a formidable force but my inferiour TF did very well with CA Canberra scoring several 8inch hits on the enemy cruisers early on although none of the shells were able to penetrate the enemy cruisers' armored decks...

when the range began to drop I feared having my cruisers being wiped from the scene as more and more heavy shells started to detonate in the superstructure of my ships or were going through their armor... those IJN hits that were scored from long range even bounced off my light cruisers... the longer the encounter lasted, the more confident I felt as my cruisers seemed to perform quite well, scoring more hits on the enemy than in return... looking at penetrating hits, the IJN did better though, leaving my ships in various states of damage while none is anyway near danger of sinking and nothing that couldn't be fixed in Australia's ship yards within a couple of weeks...

while encountering those heavy cruisers at Shortlands was more a surprise to me than to Cuttlefish, this is only part one of the surprise I mentioned before...


Japanese Ships
CA Aoba, Shell hits 4, on fire
CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 4
CA Furutaka, Shell hits 5, on fire
CA Kako
DD Oboro, Shell hits 1
DD Uzuki, Shell hits 1
DD Kikuzuki
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
CA Canberra, Shell hits 1, on fire
CL Leander, Shell hits 2, on fire
CL Achilles
CL Perth, Shell hits 3
CL Adelaide, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Le Triomphant, Shell hits 1



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards

CA Furutaka engages CA Canberra at 21,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CA Canberra at 21,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CA Canberra at 21,000 yards
CL Leander engages CA Aoba at 21,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Le Triomphant at 21,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages DD Uzuki at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Adelaide at 15,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CL Perth at 15,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CL Leander at 15,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages DD Uzuki at 15,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages DD Uzuki at 15,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Le Triomphant at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CA Canberra at 11,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CL Adelaide at 11,000 yards
CL Leander engages CA Kinugasa at 11,000 yards
CA Canberra engages CA Aoba at 11,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages DD Yuzuki at 11,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages DD Le Triomphant at 11,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages DD Uzuki at 11,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Le Triomphant at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CA Canberra at 8,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages CA Kinugasa at 8,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Perth at 8,000 yards
CL Perth engages CA Aoba at 8,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages DD Le Triomphant at 8,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Le Triomphant at 8,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages DD Le Triomphant at 8,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Le Triomphant at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Perth engages CA Kako at 12,000 yards
CL Perth engages CA Furutaka at 12,000 yards
CL Leander engages CA Kinugasa at 12,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CL Achilles at 12,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages DD Le Triomphant at 12,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Le Triomphant at 12,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages DD Uzuki at 12,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Le Triomphant at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
CL Perth engages CA Kako at 14,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Perth at 14,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CL Adelaide at 14,000 yards
CA Kako engages CL Achilles at 14,000 yards
CL Leander engages CA Aoba at 14,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages DD Oboro at 14,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages DD Le Triomphant at 14,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Oboro at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CA Canberra at 16,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CL Adelaide at 16,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages CA Kinugasa at 16,000 yards
CL Perth engages CA Aoba at 16,000 yards
CL Leander engages CA Furutaka at 16,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Le Triomphant at 16,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages DD Le Triomphant at 16,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Le Triomphant at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CA Canberra at 19,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Adelaide at 19,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages CA Kinugasa at 19,000 yards
CL Achilles engages CA Aoba at 19,000 yards
CL Leander engages DD Yuzuki at 19,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages DD Kikuzuki at 19,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages DD Le Triomphant at 19,000 yards
DD Oboro engages DD Le Triomphant at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA Canberra at 21,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Achilles at 21,000 yards
CL Perth engages CA Kako at 21,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Achilles at 21,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Yuzuki at 21,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Kikuzuki at 21,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Uzuki at 21,000 yards
CL Achilles engages DD Oboro at 21,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA Canberra at 23,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CL Adelaide at 23,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CL Perth at 23,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CL Achilles at 23,000 yards
CA Kako engages CL Leander at 23,000 yards
CL Leander engages DD Kikuzuki at 23,000 yards
CL Achilles engages DD Uzuki at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards
CA Canberra engages CA Aoba at 26,000 yards
CA Canberra engages CA Furutaka at 26,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CA Canberra at 26,000 yards
CL Achilles engages CA Furutaka at 26,000 yards
CL Leander engages CA Furutaka at 26,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Kikuzuki at 26,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Oboro at 26,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CA Canberra at 30,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CL Perth at 30,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CA Canberra at 30,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages DD Le Triomphant at 30,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Oboro at 30,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
ARD YFD-1 Dewey, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage



Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 200th Coast AA Regiment, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 20



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 1st USMC AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 200th Coast AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st USMC AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 200th Coast AA Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on Singapore Fortress, at 50,84 (Singapore)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 37
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 24



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 13 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak


Allied ground losses:
86 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa 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

Also attacking 2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking Singapore Fortress ...
Also attacking 2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking Singapore Fortress ...


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 16



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 1 destroyed by flak


Allied ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on 6th Burma Rifles Battalion, at 54,57 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
20 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 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29



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:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

like I've said, Cuttlefish really likes ground attacks...





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quote:

like I've said, Cuttlefish really likes ground attacks...


It has been my experience that even if I do not get the casulties, like drop 100 bombs kill 6 vs clear terrian where as the Allies drop 100 bombs and kill 50 - 100... there seems to be morale effects that make ground bombing have its own unique value overall. I hit a rough jungle hex for a week and that was enough to hurt supply and morale forcing in this case the IJ Imperial Guards out of the hex.

So there maybe value to the attacks that might not be readily apparent ...if your units ar enot suffering morale/supply losses . then maybe your right .. he just likes ground atttacks ..

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Crackaces

quote:

like I've said, Cuttlefish really likes ground attacks...


It has been my experience that even if I do not get the casulties, like drop 100 bombs kill 6 vs clear terrian where as the Allies drop 100 bombs and kill 50 - 100... there seems to be morale effects that make ground bombing have its own unique value overall. I hit a rough jungle hex for a week and that was enough to hurt supply and morale forcing in this case the IJ Imperial Guards out of the hex.

So there maybe value to the attacks that might not be readily apparent ...if your units ar enot suffering morale/supply losses . then maybe your right .. he just likes ground atttacks ..



I have watched ground attacks in my earlier games already and could not see any effect against my troops when there weren't also casualties listed in the combat report. That was the point when I stopped doing them on a grand scale. Of course I still see them as very efficient if the enemy is in clear terrain without forts or if really a lot bombers can target only one or two units being in a hex but else I don't see a reason to fly them at all. And especially not when the enemy in the meantime is building up forts rapidly so flying air attacks to damage the bases would make more sense to me. But I won't complain as it's quite an advantage at the moment being able to build forts instead of repairing the damage from enemy air attacks.

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had to split the turn into more parts as I couldn't post all the screenshots from a very intense day...

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here's the surprise for Cuttlefish I mentioned before...

Morning Air attack on TF, near Shortlands at 109,131

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes





Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 11
F4F-3A Wildcat x 11
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9
SBD-2 Dauntless x 51
SBD-3 Dauntless x 17
TBD-1 Devastator x 27


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Kako, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Katsuragisan Maru, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
CA Kinugasa, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires
DD Kikuzuki, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Aoba, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Furutaka, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Yuzuki
DD Uzuki

Japanese ground losses:
282 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)


I had Lexington and Enterprise moving towards Wake on turn one to pick up the VMF and further heading SW towards the Solomons... after the enemy TF was spotted yesterday we had to set the CV TF to full speed to reach the area to strike this turn... I guess the appearance of my carriers wasn't really amusing for Cuttlefish and when I saw my (mostly light) cruisers run into the enemy CA at Shortlands I thought that if I will lose my cruisers I can take revenge if my carriers would launch a strike... now my cruisers all survived with only light damage and now my carrier based bombers probably take out two heavy cruisers while damaging two more and sinking the small freighter carrying the IJN unit tasked to seize Shortlands...

I think it's not too uncommon to send the American carriers South right at the beginning but most often the IJ player isn't really counting on them to show up in the Solomons and/or going further into the DEI...


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 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 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Katsuragisan Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Kako
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Kikuzuki
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Aoba
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Furutaka
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Kinugasa


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Afternoon Air attack on 22nd Indian Brigade, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 52



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 6 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
28 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 85,100

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 16
B5N1 Kate x 19



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Fatshan
xAK Hanyang, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Ming Sang, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
xAK Hai Lee, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk

enemy CVL caught one of my freighter convoys trying to flee the SRA... pity but not much I can do...

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Shortlands at 109,131

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 11
F4F-3A Wildcat x 11
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9
SB2U-3 Vindicator x 17
SBD-2 Dauntless x 49
SBD-3 Dauntless x 13
TBD-1 Devastator x 26


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa, on fire
DD Uzuki
CA Aoba, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Oboro
DD Yuzuki
CA Furutaka, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

I'm not often that lucky to launch a carrier strike against the same enemy TF both in the morning and afternoon but if I am I usually end up having really bad weather in at least one of the phases... the effect if weather is clearly visible if you compare the morning and afternoon strike and the fact that at least halve of my bombers went after the agile destroyers meant we could only finish Furutaka (for sure as she now took 6 penetrating 1000lb and 2 500lb bombs)... Kinugasa has brought the heavy fires of the morning phase under control and isn't even showing up with heavy fires anymore, Kako may have been sunk at this stage already and Aoba should still be in more or less good shape but she still took 2 1000lb bombs already (mind you the reduced bomb effect in Babes, can't say that often enough as it really is a difference if a CA is hit by a penetrating stock 1000lb bomb or a Babes 1000lb bomb)...

needless to say I am not unhappy with this turn as my cruiser squadron survived the unexpected daylight encounter with 4 enemy CA and then those CA were hit hard by my carriers... I was thinking about the position of KB for a couple of minutes looking at the map during the orders phase and decided we will keep the carriers in the area for one more turn trying to finish the CA that are still afloat surely trying to get back to Truk... if I completely miscalculate KB's position then Cuttlefish may take revenge tomorrow by sinking my carriers if KB can reach the area doing a full speed move (18 hexes)...


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
11 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
15 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Kinugasa
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Aoba
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Furutaka


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Submarine attack near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kashi Maru

Allied Ships
SS KVIII, hits 3



xAKL Kashi Maru is sighted by SS KVIII
SS KVIII attacking xAKL Kashi Maru on the surface
Sprenkhuijse, H.M. decides to submerge SS KVIII due to damage


what can one say... and yes, I looked at each skipper in this campaing whenever a sub leaves port...


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Amphibious Assault at Sidate (75,100)

TF 104 troops unloading over beach at Sidate, 75,100

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of Bandasan SNLF
17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of Bandasan SNLF


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Ground combat at Makin (136,125)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1620 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 20

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Makin !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
51st Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Tarawa (136,128)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1602 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 20

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tarawa !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit






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What I really didn't understand about Cuttlefish's move is that he moved those heavy cruisers to Shortlands yesterday while his "invasion convoy" (guess it only consisted of a lonely xAKL) came in only today... if they would have moved together I wouldn't have been able to set up what I did today as the appearance of the CA at Shortlands alerted me of something going on there and the cruisers were still in position today... even if you may not expect US carriers popping up in the area, there would still be several cruisers (light and heavy Commonwealth and heavy US cruisers) around that could go in during daylight and that would be something greatly different from a night encounter when you shouldn't oppose IJN CA...

here's my cruisers squadron that tangled with the enemy, as you can see, only Canberra took flt damage from a penetrating belt hit but she should be fine and the same goes for my CL...




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going with today's air losses only one CA is sunk so far but I am sure at least one more is in sinking condition, one severly and one moderately damaged... the loss of 7 carrier based bombers really hurts at this stage of the war but who wouldn't be willing to lose halve a dozen bombers for such a result on day 9 of the war?




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CA Canberra and DD Triumphant were the two ships of my cruiser squadron that gained the most experience... being in the mid 60s is already quite a nice experience...




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quote:

the loss of 7 carrier based bombers really hurts at this stage of the war but who wouldn't be willing to lose halve a dozen bombers for such a result on day 9 of the war?


And of course CA's are the one ship type the IJN never gets more of. Nice work.

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Nice ambush Castor! It is good to see the Allies using their CVs early in the game. Early on I think they actually have a lot of opportunities to cause problems for the Empire as long as they have a reasonable idea where KB is lurking.

Regarding ground attacks, I use them to try to flip a unit which is moving back into combat mode so they can't get to where they are going at the quickest rate. Catching a moving unit in strategic mode is even better. If there are many units, it is a complete waste of time. If they are not moving it is better to bomb to prevent forts from building.

As someone who plays the Japanese, I think Japanese players get jaded by what the Allies can do to units when they ground attack. As you are well aware, a couple of units wandering around in the open in someplace like Oz will be completely destroyed in a few game turns by Allied bombers. I think Japanese players tend to think they can do the same thing.

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As the IJN player, I would never risk my precious CAs (even the crappy ones you have killed in this instance) that far out without knowing where the Allied CVs are.

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thanks guys

Didn't know there are crappy IJN CA! Know that there are crappy IJN CL but to be honest, I would trade any US CA for any IJN CA anytime. Pretty goes for both sides, you can operate freely as long as you know the whereabout of the enemy's carriers but it's a risk if you don't know.

Yes, using ground attacks to have enemy units switching from move mode into combat to slow them down or am massing bombers to attack enemy units in open terrain but as soon as the enemy is sitting with a couple of units in a non clear terrain hex ground attacks are pretty much useless. With bomb effects halved in Babes you also won't see devastating attacks of 4Es less often I guess.



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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 16, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Dinagat at 86,87, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Busho Maru
PB Keiko Maru
xAK Kizan Maru
xAKL Kofuku Maru
xAK Konan Maru
xAKL Nanko Maru
xAK Minryo Maru
xAK Shozan Maru
xAKL Turusima Maru
xAKL Tainichi Maru
xAK Tofuku Maru
xAK Tosei Maru
xAKL Nichiryo Maru
xAKL Fukkai Maru
xAKL Totai Maru
xAKL Bichu Maru
xAKL Ryuto Maru
xAP Rakuyo Maru
xAP Horai Maru
xAP Takatiho Maru

Allied Ships
xAK James Lykes



Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 3% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tarawa at 136,128, Range 6,000 Yards




Japanese Ships
PB Santos Maru, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
xAKL Toyotsu Maru
xAK Aratama Maru, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
xAKL Katsura Maru, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
xAKL Kaito Maru, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Tenposan Maru, Shell hits 18, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Louisville
CA Pensacola


my two heavy cruisers were sitting in the area for a couple of turns already waiting for the enemy to invade Tarawa or Makin which happened yesterday and so I have sent them in to take out the invasion convoy... not having a real escort the enemy convoy was horrible shot up and only one xAKL survives...


Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 3% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
CA Pensacola engages PB Santos Maru at 6,000 yards
CA Pensacola engages PB Santos Maru at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
PB Santos Maru sunk by CA Pensacola at 2,000 yards
xAK Aratama Maru sunk by CA Pensacola at 2,000 yards
CA Pensacola engages xAKL Kaito Maru at 2,000 yards
CA Pensacola engages xAKL Tenposan Maru at 2,000 yards
CA Louisville engages xAKL Tenposan Maru at 2,000 yards
xAKL Katsura Maru sunk by CA Pensacola at 2,000 yards
CA Pensacola engages xAKL Tenposan Maru at 2,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Kaito Maru
CA Pensacola engages xAKL Kaito Maru at 2,000 yards
xAKL Tenposan Maru sunk by CA Louisville at 2,000 yards
CA Pensacola engages xAKL Kaito Maru at 2,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Pre-Invasion action off Jesselton (68,86)

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Otori
xAK Tazan Maru

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



TB Otori fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Jesselton (68,86)

TF 62 troops unloading over beach at Jesselton, 68,86





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Pre-Invasion action off Lingayen (79,75)

46 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
APD Nadakaze
APD Shimakaze
DD Yomogi

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


Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


APD Nadakaze fired at enemy guns
APD Shimakaze fired at enemy guns
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Lingayen (79,75)

TF 83 troops unloading over beach at Lingayen, 79,75

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



19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 47th Infantry Rgt
10 troops of a IJA HMG Section lost from landing craft during unload of 47th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 47th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 47th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 47th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 1st Formosa Inf. Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 1st Formosa Inf. Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 47th Infantry Rgt /3
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 1st Formosa Inf. Rgt /3


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Pre-Invasion action off Manado (75,99)

Japanese Ships
xAKL Ryoyu Maru #21
PB Heiei Maru #7
TB Hiyodori
APD Fuji



PB Heiei Maru #7 firing to suppress enemy battery at 10,000 yards
TB Hiyodori firing to suppress enemy battery at 10,000 yards
PB Heiei Maru #7 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Manado (75,99)

TF 120 troops unloading over beach at Manado, 75,99



12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 15th Nav Gd /2


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Pre-Invasion action off Ternate (78,102)

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Hayabusa
APD Hagi



TB Hayabusa fired at enemy troops
APD Hagi fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Ternate (78,102)

TF 121 troops unloading over beach at Ternate, 78,102

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of 16th Nav Gd


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tarawa at 135,127, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAKL Toyotsu Maru, Shell hits 6, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Louisville
CA Pensacola

as the heavy cruisers were set to patrol the area they reacted as ordered and took out the remaining xAKL... up to that point I was quite satisfied with the disruption of enemy operations in the area...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 22,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
CA Pensacola engages xAKL Toyotsu Maru at 22,000 yards
CA Louisville engages xAKL Toyotsu Maru at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
CA Louisville engages xAKL Toyotsu Maru at 21,000 yards
CA Louisville engages xAKL Toyotsu Maru at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
xAKL Toyotsu Maru sunk by CA Pensacola at 17,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Invasion Support action off Lingayen (79,75)

25 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
APD Nadakaze
DD Yomogi

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



Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Jesselton (68,86)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Otori
xAK Tazan Maru



TB Otori fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Ryoyu Maru #21, Shell hits 1
PB Heiei Maru #7
TB Hiyodori
APD Fuji, Shell hits 1



75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAKL Ryoyu Maru #21 at 8,000 yards
TB Hiyodori firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
PB Heiei Maru #7 fired at enemy troops
75mm CD Gun battery firing at APD Fuji


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Morning Air attack on 22nd Indian Brigade, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 52



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 4 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak


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


Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
28 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb






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and then this happened...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tarawa at 136,128

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 72
B5N2 Kate x 26
D3A1 Val x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CA Louisville, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
CA Pensacola

damn it... same as what happened to Cuttlefish's cruisers in the Solomons now happens to mine near Tarawa as KB pops up and runs into my earlier unspotted cruisers... while I spotted his cruisers and sent in my carriers at full speed, KB probably is just supporting the invasions around Tarawa or is rather on the move further South as the carriers are spotted South of my cruisers already when they launch their bombers... most of the bombers focussed on Louisville and in the end I'm rather lucky to see only 4 bombs hitting Louisville but we're only in the morning phase... bad suprise for me here...

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Peleliu at 91,104

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Fatshan, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Nanning, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

while enemy CVL or CVE are attacking my remaining shipping in the SRA... 11 bombers 10 hits, not bad...


Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Fatshan
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Nanning


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ontong Java at 113,127

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 11
F4F-3A Wildcat x 11
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9
SBD-2 Dauntless x 17
SBD-3 Dauntless x 13


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk
CA Aoba, Bomb hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage

I thought I would be the only one to enjoy this turn as I was pretty sure I would be able to catch the fleeing IJN CA which actually happened... the destroyers were dispatched and fled full speed towards Truk (I guess) as they weren't spotted anymore... the two remaining cruisers were hit hard and both are done, makes it four IJN CA sunk in two days...


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Kinugasa
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Aoba


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Peleliu at 91,104

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 8



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Nanning, and is sunk
xAK Fatshan, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Nanning
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Fatshan


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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 15



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
ARD YFD-1 Dewey, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage



Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 1st USMC AA Battalion, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 13



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 200th Coast AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st USMC AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 200th Coast AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st USMC AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 200th Coast AA Regiment ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 92 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-36 Ida x 15
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 12



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tarawa at 136,128

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 72
B5N2 Kate x 134
D3A1 Val x 121



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Pensacola
CA Louisville, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

and now something really strange, not sure what went wrong here... both Cuttlefish and me thought that would be really strange as KB seemed to launch a full strike against the two cruisers but during the replay it seemed that nearly none actually attacked... never seen such a strange replay before, only Louisville takes two more bombs that sink her but Pensacola is completely left alone... none of the 150+ Kates attacking with torps today scored a hit... none... nearly 150 Vals only scored 6 hits in total while in both phases weather was fine... have sent the turn to JWE for further investigation but haven't heard something so far...


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
24 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
17 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
17 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
23 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
25 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Louisville


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 85,101

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 16
B5N1 Kate x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Ming Sang, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk

interesting that Cuttlefish didn't upgrade those Claudes to Zeroes...


Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Massive explosion on xAK Ming Sang


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Invasion Support action off Jesselton (68,86)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Otori
xAK Tazan Maru



TB Otori fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Lingayen (79,75)

17 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
APD Nadakaze
DD Yomogi

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



Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Manus (101,119)

TF 88 troops unloading over beach at Manus, 101,119





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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Heiei Maru #7
APD Fuji



PB Heiei Maru #7 fired at enemy troops


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Ground combat at Georgetown (49,74)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4380 troops, 26 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 311

Defending force 498 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 139

Allied adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 69 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Georgetown !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
359 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 29 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (10 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
42nd Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Penang Fortress


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Ground combat at Sidate (75,100)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 433 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 16 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sidate !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(+)



Assaulting units:
Bandasan SNLF


KB wasn't in close support of Tarawa's invasion and if my cruisers would have reacted against the invasion convoy off Makin KB would have been too far South and wouldn't have stumbled right into my cruisers... bad luck on one side but luck on the other that one cruiser survived...




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 17, 41
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Invasion Support action off Lingayen (79,75)

17 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
APD Nadakaze
DD Yomogi



Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

enemy keeps unloading in the SRA...

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Invasion Support action off Jesselton (68,86)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Otori
xAK Tazan Maru



TB Otori fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Heiei Maru #7
APD Fuji



PB Heiei Maru #7 fired at enemy troops


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ASW attack near San Francisco at 209,77

Japanese Ships
SS I-26

Allied Ships
APD Waters
AP Henderson
PC Atalanta

there has been at least one sub off the West Coast since the outbreak of the war...


SS I-26 launches 4 torpedoes at APD Waters
I-26 diving deep ....
PC Atalanta fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Atalanta fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Atalanta fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Atalanta fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Atalanta fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Saigon at 62,74

Japanese Ships
PB Fuji Maru #4

Allied Ships
SS O20



SS O20 is sighted by escort
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Jesselton (68,86)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Kyokusei Maru
xAK Konzan Maru
xAK Tazan Maru



xAK Kyokusei Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Konzan Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Tazan Maru fired at enemy troops


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Pre-Invasion action off Lingayen (79,75)

33 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Kamo
TB Kiji
xAK Tarayasu Maru



TB Kamo fired at enemy guns
TB Kiji fired at enemy guns
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Lingayen (79,75)

TF 87 troops unloading over beach at Lingayen, 79,75

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



7.7mm T99 AAMG lost in surf during unload of 6th Shipping Engr Rgt
7.7mm T99 AAMG lost from landing craft during unload of 6th Shipping Engr Rgt


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Ryoyu Maru #21
APD Fuji
AMc Toroshima Maru



75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAKL Ryoyu Maru #21 at 8,000 yards
AMc Toroshima Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Jesselton (68,86)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Kyokusei Maru
xAK Konzan Maru
xAK Tazan Maru



xAK Kyokusei Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Konzan Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Tazan Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Lingayen (79,75)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Kamo
TB Kiji
xAK Tarayasu Maru, Shell hits 1


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


TB Kamo fired at enemy guns
TB Kiji fired at enemy guns
37mm M1A2 AA Gun battery firing at xAK Tarayasu Maru


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Sub attack near Hoorn Islands at 139,159

Japanese Ships
SS I-10

Allied Ships
DM Breese
DD Bagley



SS I-10 launches 2 torpedoes at DM Breese
I-10 diving deep ....
DD Bagley fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Bagley fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Bagley fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Bagley fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Bagley fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Wake Island at 132,94, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Tenryu
CL Tatsuta
DD Mutsuki
DD Kisaragi
DD Yayoi
DD Mochizuki

Allied Ships
xAP President Madison, Shell hits 30, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

President Madison managed to get all the way towards Wake but then was caught and sunk...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 17,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
CL Tatsuta fires at xAP President Madison at 17,000 yards
DD Mochizuki launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAP President Madison at 17,000 yards
DD Yayoi launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAP President Madison at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
DD Mochizuki engages xAP President Madison at 15,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAP President Madison at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CL Tatsuta engages xAP President Madison at 11,000 yards
DD Mochizuki engages xAP President Madison at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Tatsuta engages xAP President Madison at 9,000 yards
CL Tenryu engages xAP President Madison at 9,000 yards
DD Mochizuki engages xAP President Madison at 9,000 yards
CL Tatsuta engages xAP President Madison at 9,000 yards
DD Yayoi engages xAP President Madison at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Mochizuki engages xAP President Madison at 11,000 yards
DD Mochizuki engages xAP President Madison at 11,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAP President Madison at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Tatsuta engages xAP President Madison at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Tatsuta engages xAP President Madison at 10,000 yards
CL Tenryu engages xAP President Madison at 10,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages xAP President Madison at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Tatsuta engages xAP President Madison at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Tatsuta engages xAP President Madison at 5,000 yards
DD Yayoi engages xAP President Madison at 5,000 yards
xAP President Madison sunk by DD Mutsuki at 5,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Sub attack near Johnston Island at 166,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-171

Allied Ships
AM Penguin



SS I-171 launches 2 torpedoes
I-171 diving deep ....
AM Penguin fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Penguin fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Penguin fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Penguin fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Penguin fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged



Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
14 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 22nd Indian Brigade, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 42
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 23



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak



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

Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 108 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 17



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 6th Burma Rifles Battalion, at 55,56 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
22 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 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Invasion Support action off Jesselton (68,86)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Kyokusei Maru
xAK Konzan Maru
xAK Tazan Maru



xAK Kyokusei Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Konzan Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Tazan Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Lingayen (79,75)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Kiji
xAK Tarayasu Maru



TB Kiji fired at enemy guns


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20872 troops, 320 guns, 217 vehicles, Assault Value = 507

Defending force 5988 troops, 127 guns, 78 vehicles, Assault Value = 115

Japanese adjusted assault: 377

Allied adjusted defense: 177

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
154 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


Allied ground losses:
484 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 20 (4 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Hong Kong will fall soon... otherwhise nothing spectacular this turn...

Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
1st Middlesex Battalion
Hong Kong Fortress


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Ground combat at Lingayen (79,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6976 troops, 52 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 238

Defending force 511 troops, 62 guns, 21 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 131

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 131 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lingayen !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), disruption(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

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


Allied ground losses:
105 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 45 (45 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 20 (20 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
6th Shipping Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
200th Coast AA Regiment
1st USMC AA Battalion


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Ground combat at Manus (101,119)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 378 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 9

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manus !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
2nd Indpt SNLF Coy


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Ground combat at Jesselton (68,86)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1707 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 62

Defending force 441 troops, 4 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 30

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 10 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Jesselton !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
204 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF

Defending units:
108th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1602 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 72

Defending force 1878 troops, 2 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 21

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 1)

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

Japanese ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
15th Naval Guard Unit
8th JNAF Coy

Defending units:
Manado Garrison Battalion
Manado Base Force


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Ground combat at Ternate (78,102)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1606 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 64

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 30

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 30 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ternate !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Do-24K-1: 1 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
16th Naval Guard Unit
6th JNAF Coy




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ASW attack near Hengchun at 83,67

Japanese Ships
PB Nako Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS S-39



SS S-39 is located by PB Nako Maru #2
S-39 diving deep ....
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Hengchun at 83,67

Japanese Ships
PB Nako Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS S-39



SS S-39 is sighted by escort
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Lingayen at 79,75

Japanese Ships
TB Kiji
TB Kamo

Allied Ships
SS S-37, hits 2



SS S-37 launches 2 torpedoes at TB Kiji
TB Kamo fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kamo fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kamo fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kamo attacking submerged sub ....
TB Kamo fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Ryoyu Maru #21, Shell hits 1
APD Fuji
AMc Toroshima Maru



75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAKL Ryoyu Maru #21 at 10,000 yards
AMc Toroshima Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 10,000 yards
APD Fuji firing to suppress enemy battery at 10,000 yards


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Morning Air attack on 11th PA Infantry Division, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 19



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



Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team ...
Also attacking 11th PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team ...
Also attacking 11th PA Infantry Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 93rd PA Infantry Regiment, at 78,76 (Subic Bay)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 8



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

I'm really pleased that Cuttlefish keeps stubbornly bombing my ground troops all over the place, forts are building up nicely...

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Morning Air attack on 22nd Indian Brigade, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 46



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 10 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
26 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 22nd Indian Brigade, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 26
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak



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

Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-36 Ida x 15
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 12



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Burma Rifles Battalion, at 55,56 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 29



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed


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


main event today as I have ordered the AVG to intercept the ground attacks against that small unit trying to flee North... far less US fighters than expected show up but do a good job vs the Oscars on escort...

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

CAP engaged:
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead





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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
APD Fuji
TB Hiyodori



75mm CD Gun battery firing at APD Fuji


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20791 troops, 320 guns, 217 vehicles, Assault Value = 505

Defending force 5637 troops, 124 guns, 77 vehicles, Assault Value = 91

Japanese adjusted assault: 345

Allied adjusted defense: 209

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
248 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled


Allied ground losses:
387 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 19 (14 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (7 destroyed, 4 disabled)

amazingly Hong Kong holds out for another round but due to not hurting the enemy this doesn't mean much...

Assaulting units:
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
Rifles of Canada Battalion
102nd RN Base Force
1st Middlesex Battalion
Hong Kong Fortress






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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 19, 41
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Submarine attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Mogamigawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS O19



xAK Mogamigawa Maru is sighted by SS O19
SS O19 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Mogamigawa Maru


probably empty freighter takes a torp...

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Submarine attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Mogamigawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS O19



xAK Mogamigawa Maru is sighted by SS O19
SS O19 launches 2 torpedoes

and is finished...

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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Sasago Maru, Shell hits 1
xAKL Ryoyu Maru #21
APD Fuji



75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAKL Sasago Maru at 6,000 yards


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Pre-Invasion action off Kuching (58,88)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

17 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK India Maru
xAK Victoria Maru
xAP Argentina Maru
AMC Saigon Maru
DD Hakaze


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


xAK India Maru firing at 2/15 Punjab Battalion
xAK India Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Victoria Maru fired at enemy troops
xAP Argentina Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK India Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kuching (58,88)

TF 124 troops unloading over beach at Kuching, 58,88

Japanese ground losses:
38 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of I./4th Infantry Bn
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of I./4th Infantry Bn
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of I./4th Infantry Bn
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of II./4th Infantry Bn
Motorized Support lost overboard during unload of 2nd Recon Rgt


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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-33



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 112 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 19
Ki-51 Sonia x 17



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
17 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 61
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 10 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak


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


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

Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 1st PA Constabulary Regiment, at 79,77 (Manila)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 102nd RN Base Force, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Ryoyu Maru #21
APD Fuji
TB Hiyodori



75mm CD Gun battery firing at APD Fuji


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Ground combat at Taiping (49,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3696 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 310

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 63

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 63 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Taiping !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
42nd Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment


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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1196 troops, 4 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Defending force 4676 troops, 21 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 169

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



Assaulting units:
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion
106th RN Base Force

Defending units:
II./4th Infantry Battalion
2nd Engineer Regiment
I./4th Infantry Battalion
2nd Recon Regiment




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 20, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Lingayen at 79,75, Range 1,000 Yards




Japanese Ships
TB Kiji
TB Kamo
xAK Maebasi Maru
xAK Mito Maru, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Tarayasu Maru, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk

Allied Ships
PT-34
PT-41
PT Q-111
PT Q-112

this time we deliberately were waiting until there was nearly no moonlight and then we ordered the PT squadrons to attack shipping in the PI... the two freighters were blown out of water and Cuttlefish wasn't too happy about it as he had a destroyer squadron covering this convoy but my PT nevertheless went after the freighters...


Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 3% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
PT Q-112 engages TB Kiji at 1,000 yards
PT Q-112 engages xAK Tarayasu Maru at 1,000 yards
PT Q-112 engages xAK Mito Maru at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
TB Kiji engages PT-41 at 2,000 yards
xAK Mito Maru sunk by PT Q-111 at 2,000 yards
PT-41 engages xAK Maebasi Maru at 2,000 yards
TB Kamo engages PT Q-111 at 2,000 yards
PT-41 engages TB Kamo at 2,000 yards
TB Kamo engages PT Q-112 at 2,000 yards
PT Q-112 engages xAK Tarayasu Maru at 2,000 yards
xAK Tarayasu Maru sunk by PT-34 at 2,000 yards
Tierno N. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 3,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Pre-Invasion action off Kuching (58,88) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

14 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Nagara Maru
DD Karukaya
xAP Kokuryu Maru
CM Aotaka

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



Sarawak Force firing at xAK Nagara Maru
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Nagara Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Karukaya firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
xAK Nagara Maru fired at enemy troops
xAP Kokuryu Maru fired at enemy troops
CM Aotaka fired at enemy troops
xAK Nagara Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kuching (58,88)

TF 44 troops unloading over beach at Kuching, 58,88



12 Aviation Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 23rd Air Flotilla


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Amphibious Assault at Sandakan (70,88)

TF 85 troops unloading over beach at Sandakan, 70,88



12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of Sasebo 8th SNLF


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Invasion Support action off Kuching (58,88)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Sinsei Maru
DD Hakaze
AMC Saigon Maru, Shell hits 1



DD Hakaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 7,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun battery firing at AMC Saigon Maru


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ASW attack near Saigon at 62,74

Japanese Ships
PB Fuji Maru #4

Allied Ships
SS KXIV, hits 3



SS KXIV is sighted by escort
KXIV bottoming out ....
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fuji Maru #4 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 18



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Hunan
xAK Ho Kiang
xAK Jalapalaka

been surprised to see the Nells attacking with bombs instead of torps and none hit the targets... have been able to unload a couple of ships at Rangoon already, bringing much needed supply into Burma which is to be moved to China... goal is to bring China up to 200,000 supplies until Burma is lost and if I have to I will bring in my available fighters to defend my convoys at Rangoon...

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 11th PA Infantry Division, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 19



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



Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 22nd Indian Brigade, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 59
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 10 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak


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


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

Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 88 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 1 destroyed by flak



Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Naval bombardment of Manado at 75,99

Japanese Ships
BB Ise
BB Fuso
BB Nagato
CL Yura
DD Sanae
DD Kuretake
DD Wakatake
DD Mikazuki


Allied ground losses:
241 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled


Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 22
Port hits 4
Port supply hits 3

real heavy bombardment of Manado, not sure what's behind that as Manado isn't really strongly garissoned nor are there aircraft...

BB Ise firing at Manado
BB Fuso firing at Manado
BB Nagato firing at Manado
CL Yura firing at Manado
DD Sanae firing at Manado
DD Kuretake firing at Manado
DD Wakatake firing at Manado
DD Mikazuki firing at Manado


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Amphibious Assault at Balabac (70,84)

TF 89 troops unloading over beach at Balabac, 70,84





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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20814 troops, 320 guns, 217 vehicles, Assault Value = 507

Defending force 4946 troops, 112 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 56

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 408

Allied adjusted defense: 133

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Hong Kong !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
100 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
4976 casualties reported
Squads: 141 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 450 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 133 (133 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 99 (99 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 6


Assaulting units:
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
66th Infantry Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
1st Middlesex Battalion
Hong Kong Fortress

Hong Kong surrenders...

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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4688 troops, 21 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 170

Defending force 1712 troops, 8 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Japanese adjusted assault: 81

Allied adjusted defense: 9

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuching !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
182 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1004 casualties reported
Squads: 41 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 50 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd Engineer Regiment
I./4th Infantry Battalion
II./4th Infantry Battalion
2nd Recon Regiment
23rd Air Flotilla /1

Defending units:
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion
106th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1953 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 78

Defending force 1626 troops, 2 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 53

Japanese adjusted assault: 22

Allied adjusted defense: 15

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
150 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
Bandasan SNLF
15th Naval Guard Unit
8th JNAF Coy

Defending units:
Manado Garrison Battalion
Manado Base Force






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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/21/2012 4:05:02 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 21, 41
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ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73

Japanese Ships
PB Chosa Maru

Allied Ships
SS O19



SS O19 is sighted by escort
O19 diving deep ....
PB Chosa Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chosa Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chosa Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chosa Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chosa Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 63,74

Japanese Ships
PB Shonon Maru #10

Allied Ships
SS O19



SS O19 is sighted by escort
PB Shonon Maru #10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonon Maru #10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonon Maru #10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonon Maru #10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonon Maru #10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Takao at 84,66

Japanese Ships
DD Minekaze
DD Fuyo

Allied Ships
SS S-38



SS S-38 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Minekaze
DD Fuyo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fuyo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fuyo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fuyo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fuyo fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Saigon at 62,74

Japanese Ships
DD Uranami, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Chosa Maru

Allied Ships
SS O19

wow, that hit was unexpected...


SS O19 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Uranami
PB Chosa Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chosa Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chosa Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chosa Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chosa 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: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
G4M1 Betty x 17



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 21st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Asiatic Fleet ...


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Morning Air attack on 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G3M2 Nell x 8
G4M1 Betty x 17



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
8 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team ...
Also attacking 31st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team ...
Also attacking 31st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion ...


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Morning Air attack on 11th PA Infantry Division, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
G3M2 Nell x 15



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 22nd Indian Brigade, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 72
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 12 damaged


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


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

Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st ISF Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on Wuchow , at 76,57

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 12



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb

cease fire in China in place, guess these were the ones bombing Hong Kong and now automatically switched to another target after Hong Kong surrendered... no biggy...

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Morning Air attack on Liuchow , at 74,55

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 15



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Saigon at 62,74

Japanese Ships
xAK Lisbon Maru
E Hachijo

Allied Ships
SS O19



SS O19 is sighted by escort
O19 bottoming out ....
E Hachijo fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Hachijo fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Hachijo fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Hachijo fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Hachijo fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Amphibious Assault at Wewak (96,119)

TF 88 troops unloading over beach at Wewak, 96,119





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Ground combat at Laoag (81,72)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1248 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 21

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 21 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Laoag !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
Kanno Detachment


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Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1875 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 70

Defending force 1587 troops, 2 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 48

Japanese adjusted assault: 40

Allied adjusted defense: 9

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manado !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
2253 casualties reported
Squads: 79 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 116 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Assaulting units:
Bandasan SNLF
15th Naval Guard Unit
8th JNAF Coy

Defending units:
Manado Garrison Battalion
Manado Base Force

when I look at the opposing forces the bombardment made sense as the enemy forces don't look overwhelming but the bombardment probably caused our adjusted av to look horrible...

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Ground combat at Sandakan (70,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1692 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 16 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sandakan !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
Sasebo 8th SNLF


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Ground combat at Balabac (70,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 552 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 12

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Balabac !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
2nd Sasebo SNLF Coy


KB pops up near Brisbane... all convoys ordered to disperse or getting out of the area as fast as possible... unfortunately I don't have fighters in Australia yet so I can't do anything but attempting to flee with my ships...






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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/21/2012 8:41:16 PM   
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Didn't know there are crappy IJN CA! Know that there are crappy IJN CL but to be honest, I would trade any US CA for any IJN CA anytime.


I can understand that point for surface combat, since IJN CA's carry Long lances and USN CA's carry no tubes at all. But for bombardment or CV escort, the Astoria and Baltimore classes are head and shoulders superior to the six-gunned CA's you've been giving a hard time to.

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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/22/2012 12:41:09 PM   
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yeah, heavy cruisers for surface combat was what I was thinking about. This is where I fear them the most and what would be my primary role for the IJN cruisers. As carrier escorts they won't make that much difference IMO and for bombardments pretty much everything works well, even those old 7.5 inch armed British cruisers. As AA platforms the mid/late war USN cruisers are great of course and those certainly make a difference if you have five or six in a CV TF.



AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 22, 41
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TF 16 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-16
DMS W-15
DMS W-14



73 mines cleared


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ASW attack near Lingayen at 79,75

Japanese Ships
xAK Okiyu Maru
TB Hatsukari

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 is sighted by escort
S-36 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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TF 16 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-16
DMS W-15
DMS W-14



85 mines cleared

after two days four minesweeper manage to literally clear the whole minefield of Hong Kong... this should be really looked at the way mines and mine replacements work in AE...
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ASW attack near Donggala at 69,96

Allied Ships
SS KIX



SS KIX is sighted by escort
Sub escapes detection



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Morning Air attack on 1st ISF Base Force, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 6 damaged



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



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ASW attack near Lingayen at 79,75

Japanese Ships
DMS W-11
xAK Sydney Maru
TB Tomozuru
TB Manazuru

Allied Ships
SS S-37, hits 2



SS S-37 is sighted by escort
S-37 bottoming out ....
TB Tomozuru fails to find sub and abandons search
TB Manazuru attacking submerged sub ....
TB Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Wewak (96,119)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 378 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 17

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 17 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wewak !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
2nd Indpt SNLF Coy




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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/22/2012 12:47:28 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 23, 41
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TF 16 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-16
DMS W-15
DMS W-14



95 mines cleared


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Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuyuki

Allied Ships
SS KXIII



SS KXIII launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hatsuyuki
KXIII diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection


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TF 16 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-16
DMS W-15
DMS W-14



77 mines cleared


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ASW attack near Saigon at 61,74

Japanese Ships
PB Shonan Maru #6

Allied Ships
SS KXVI



SS KXVI is located by PB Shonan Maru #6
PB Shonan Maru #6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Savaii at 148,154

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
xAK Carolinian, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



xAK Carolinian is sighted by SS I-172
SS I-172 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Carolinian


enemy subs are also active all around the map...

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Morning Air attack on 22nd Indian Brigade, at 50,79 , near Kuantan

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 74
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 12 damaged


Allied ground losses:
80 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

and Cuttlefish keeps bombing my ground units...

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



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Amphibious Assault at Tawau (69,90)

TF 107 troops unloading over beach at Tawau, 69,90





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Amphibious Assault at Tandjoengselor (68,92)

TF 139 troops unloading over beach at Tandjoengselor, 68,92





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Ground combat at Cabanatuan (80,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2398 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 83

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 20

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Cabanatuan !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-), fatigue(-)



Assaulting units:
Tanaka Detachment


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Ground combat at Tavoy (54,60)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3420 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 150

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 59

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 59 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tavoy !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
112th Infantry Regiment
55th Cavalry Regiment


not really spectacular turns at the moment but as the Allied I sure won't complain about boring turns at this stage of the war...

KB was spotted again this turn and is now moving back towards Rabaul it seems and somehow I think the enemy's most potent weapon is moving around without much of a plan as KB appears somewhere, gets spotted and retires again so while showing up several times already KB didn't go deeper into my lines and none of my convoys was ever in danger of being attacked (except the two CA that KB ran right into without being spotted prior)...






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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/23/2012 4:09:52 AM   
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ORIGINAL: castor troy

thanks guys

Didn't know there are crappy IJN CA! Know that there are crappy IJN CL but to be honest, I would trade any US CA for any IJN CA anytime. Pretty goes for both sides, you can operate freely as long as you know the whereabout of the enemy's carriers but it's a risk if you don't know.

Yes, using ground attacks to have enemy units switching from move mode into combat to slow them down or am massing bombers to attack enemy units in open terrain but as soon as the enemy is sitting with a couple of units in a non clear terrain hex ground attacks are pretty much useless. With bomb effects halved in Babes you also won't see devastating attacks of 4Es less often I guess.




Don't know about da babes but constant ground attacks even in bad terrain do sap morale and cause disruption. Keep the detection high and use massed ground attack by air the same turn you launch your land attack. Almost always results in a disruption modifier on the enemy when you resolve the land combat.

For the Allies this is a luxury early in the game and the risk of a CAP trap makes it too risky as there are no bombers to lose in 42. But in late 44 I am ground attacking quite a lot. I got the planes and plenty of supply so why not? Plus all second generation allied fighters carry big bomb loads. Plus ground attacks on isolated Japanese units in my rear keep them out of supply and allow newly trained units to gain experience on milk runs. It is so nice to be the Allies in late 44....

But, of course, to allow the enemy to build fortification when you can stop it with base bombing is a serious oversight.


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RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/24/2012 12:13:21 PM   
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yeah, ground attacks do cause disruption but as in my case for example, the enemy sends dozens of medium bombers to attack trashed, small units and while not causing casualties, he doesn't cause disruption either as long as my units aren't in clear terrain. Main effect and the only one I notice is my units switching from movement into combat every time they are attacked. To me, those ground attacks do not make any sense at all, but like I've said, who am I to complain about my enemy ordering those strikes.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 24, 41
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ASW attack near Lingayen at 79,75

Japanese Ships
DMS W-11
xAK Anyo Maru
TB Tomozuru
TB Manazuru

Allied Ships
SS S-36

first my sub is driven off...

SS S-36 is sighted by escort
TB Tomozuru fails to find sub and abandons search
TB Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Manazuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Lingayen at 79,75

Japanese Ships
xAK Anyo Maru
DMS W-11
TB Tomozuru
TB Manazuru

Allied Ships
SS S-36

then missed a freighter...

SS S-36 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Anyo Maru
S-36 bottoming out ....
TB Tomozuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Manazuru fails to find sub and abandons search
TB Tomozuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Tomozuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Tomozuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Tomozuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Tomozuru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 16
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 22



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
16 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 22nd Indian Brigade, at 50,79 , near Kuantan

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 7 damaged


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


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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 26
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 30



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Shillong, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK St Essylt, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Itria, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Ozarda, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

damn, that supply convoy is completely annihilated as there was no air cover at all at Rangoon and so far my convoys weren't attacked while being spotted... means I will have to use the AVG in future when convoys are coming in... I deliberately kept my fighters out of Rangoon as long as the enemy didn't attack shipping because Rangoon was reconned daily and if he would have spotted my fighters there it wouldn't have taken long until he would send lots of Zeroes and Oscars on sweeps to wear down the AVG...


Aircraft Attacking:
26 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Submarine attack near San Clemente Island at 223,80

Japanese Ships
SS I-3

Allied Ships
xAK Corrales, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

one of the freighters that came in from the Panama Canal is sunk off the West Coast... if just my subs would be as effective on the surface against unescorted freighters...


xAK Corrales is sighted by SS I-3
SS I-3 attacking on the surface
Massive explosion on xAK Corrales


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Pre-Invasion action off Tarakan (67,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

60 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Yasukawa Maru, Shell hits 8
PB Keiko Maru
PB Edo Maru
xAP Takatiho Maru

Japanese ground losses:
77 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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

invasion of Tarakan going in... lots of subs in the area but no luck so far...

75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 8,000 yards
PB Edo Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 8,000 yards
PB Edo Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 8,000 yards
PB Edo Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 8,000 yards
PB Edo Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
PB Keiko Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Edo Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Tarakan (67,91)

TF 20 troops unloading over beach at Tarakan, 67,91

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Sasebo 2nd SNLF
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of Sasebo 2nd SNLF


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Ground combat at Tandjoengselor (68,92)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 450 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 5

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tandjoengselor !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
III/66th Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Tawau (69,90)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 378 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 17

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 17 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tawau !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
1st Indpt SNLF Coy


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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1086 troops, 30 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Defending force 1568 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55



Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 2nd SNLF




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 25, 41
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Invasion Support action off Tarakan (67,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

18 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Yasukawa Maru, Shell hits 5, on fire
PB Edo Maru
PB Keiko Maru
xAP Takatiho Maru



120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 8,000 yards
PB Edo Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 8,000 yards
PB Edo Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 8,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 8,000 yards
PB Keiko Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Edo Maru fired at enemy troops
120mm CD Gun battery firing at xAP Takatiho Maru
40mm Bofors AA Gun battery firing at xAP Takatiho Maru


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Sub attack near Manado at 76,99

Japanese Ships
xAK Macassar Maru
PB Hakata Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS KXIII

another sub that misses a freighter...

SS KXIII launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Macassar Maru
PB Hakata Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hakata Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hakata Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hakata Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hakata Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Manado at 76,100

Japanese Ships
DD Yamakaze
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Shiokaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Umikaze

Allied Ships
SS KXIII

not surprising the destroyer is missed though... lots of shipping in the area...

SS KXIII launches 4 torpedoes at DD Yamakaze
DD Shiokaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Suzukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Umikaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Suzukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Umikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Suzukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Suzukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Lingayen at 79,75

Japanese Ships
xAK Okiyu Maru
TB Hatsukari

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 is sighted by escort
S-36 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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Invasion Support action off Tarakan (67,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

27 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Yasukawa Maru, Shell hits 11, on fire
PB Keiko Maru
PB Edo Maru
xAP Takatiho Maru



120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 7,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 7,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 7,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 7,000 yards
PB Keiko Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Edo Maru fired at enemy troops
120mm CD Gun battery firing at xAP Takatiho Maru


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Invasion Support action off Tarakan (67,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

21 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Yasukawa Maru, Shell hits 9, on fire, heavy damage
PB Keiko Maru
PB Edo Maru
xAP Takatiho Maru

takes a hell a lot of shell hits from CD to see a freighter really being damaged...

120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 5,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 5,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 5,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 5,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 5,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 5,000 yards
PB Keiko Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Edo Maru fired at enemy troops


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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 16
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 22



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
16 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 22nd Indian Brigade, at 50,79 , near Kuantan

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
27 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 TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 26
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 30



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 45
Buffalo I x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 2 destroyed
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAK Trieste
xAK Steel Engineer
xAK Steel Traveler
xAK Steel Inventor

the convoy that was obliberated yesterday wasn't the only one unloading at Rangoon and today we have sent in the full AVG plus a RAF Buffalo squadron and this time not torp carrying Betties but bomb loaded Nells show up with a strong Oscar escorted... seeing my Cap numbers I've thought the escorting Oscars as well as the Nells would take a real beating but the Oscars performed horrible well and not only pretty much kept our fighters away from the bombers but also shot down more than halve a dozen fighters while only losing the same number... got no clue why the Nells were carrying bombers and in heavy rain they were hitting nothing from 9000ft... the result of my fighters wasn't really encouraging and I doubt it will keep the enemy from further attacking my shipping here...

if Cuttlefish (or any other IJ player) is thinking about doing anything in China, he should pay 100% attention not to allow any supply convoys to unload at Rangoon as it is easily possible to see a hundred thousand supplies move from Burma into China while you don't have to do anything other than bringing lots of supply to Burma, it will flow back to India automatically (if you drain too much supply there but where else should you bring supply to Burma early on) but also at a huge percentage into China...

IIRC China starts with something like 60,000 supplies into the war and my goal always is to bring it up to at least 200,000 and I have managed to do so in every game so far...



Aircraft Attacking:
22 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers




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Invasion Support action off Tarakan (67,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

21 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Takatiho Maru, Shell hits 7, on fire
PB Keiko Maru



120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Takatiho Maru at 7,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Takatiho Maru at 7,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Takatiho Maru at 7,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Takatiho Maru at 7,000 yards
xAP Takatiho Maru fired at enemy troops
120mm CD Gun battery firing at xAP Takatiho Maru


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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1092 troops, 30 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Defending force 1568 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55



Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 2nd SNLF






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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 26, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Donggala at 69,96, Range 11,000 Yards




Japanese Ships
DD Fubuki
DD Usugumo
DD Shirayuki
DD Hatsuyuki

Allied Ships
CA Houston
CL Marblehead
CL Boise
DD Alden
DD Barker
DD Bulmer
DD Edsall
DD John D. Edwards

we have spotted this enemy TF in that hex for days now and I wondered what it was doing there as it wasn't moving or patrolling other hexes at all and at some point I just decided to send in Boise and Co to investigate, thought we would meet one or two CL plus destroyers but in the end there were only destroyers... paid attention to moonlight as I wouldn't want my SAG going in at 1000 yards against torpedo carrying enemy ships and as it was tonight it was just fine with the engagement starting at 11,000 yards...

heavily outgunning the enemy the result with no hits at all was pretty pathetic though and my SAG didn't attempt to pursue the enemy...



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 53% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages DD Hatsuyuki at 11,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Bulmer at 11,000 yards
DD Usugumo engages DD Edsall at 11,000 yards
DD Edsall engages DD Fubuki at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Edsall at 11,000 yards
DD Usugumo engages DD Bulmer at 11,000 yards
DD Usugumo engages DD Alden at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Usugumo at 12,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages DD Shirayuki at 12,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages CL Marblehead at 12,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD John D. Edwards at 12,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Edsall at 12,000 yards
DD Fubuki engages DD Barker at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Lingayen at 79,75

Japanese Ships
xAK Kazuura Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Okiyu Maru
TB Hatsukari

Allied Ships
SS S-36

being unsuccesfully yesterday S-36 scored on a freighter today...

SS S-36 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Kazuura Maru
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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Sub attack near Donggala at 67,98
Japanese Ships
SS I-164

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CL Boise
DD Bulmer
DD Barker
DD Alden
DD John D. Edwards
DD Edsall



SS I-164 launches 4 torpedoes at CL Marblehead
I-164 diving deep ....
DD John D. Edwards fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Edsall fails to find sub and abandons search
DD John D. Edwards fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD John D. Edwards fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD John D. Edwards fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD John D. Edwards attacking submerged sub ....
DD John D. Edwards loses contact with SS I-164
DD John D. Edwards loses contact with SS I-164
Escort abandons search for sub

after my SAG unsuccesfully engaged the enemy destroyers my ships retired towards Soerabaja running over I-164 which succesfully attacks Marblehead and my light cruiser suffers crippling damage... that operation truly was a disappointing failure... Marlbehead will try to make Balikpapan but even if she gets there, I have no hope she will ever make it out of there again...

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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 16
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 22



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
16 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 22nd Indian Brigade, at 50,79 , near Kuantan

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged


Allied ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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



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Sub attack near Donggala at 67,98

Japanese Ships
SS I-164

Allied Ships
DD John D. Edwards

I-164 attacks again but this time misses the target...

SS I-164 launches 2 torpedoes at DD John D. Edwards
DD John D. Edwards attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-164 eludes DD John D. Edwards by diving deep
DD John D. Edwards cannot establish contact with SS I-164
DD John D. Edwards attacking submerged sub ....
DD John D. Edwards is out of ASW ammo
DD John D. Edwards fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD John D. Edwards fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD John D. Edwards fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Amphibious Assault at Tabiteuea (137,134)

TF 4 troops unloading over beach at Tabiteuea, 137,134





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Ground combat at Ulan Melintang (48,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3797 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 126

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 59

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 59 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ulan Melintang !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment


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Ground combat at Tabiteuea (137,134)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1632 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 59

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 59 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tabiteuea !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+), leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
61st Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1118 troops, 30 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Defending force 1586 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 57



Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 2nd SNLF







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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 27, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Morotai at 82,102, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
AVD William B. Preston

amazingly enough William B. Preston manages to escape...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 64% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Isaacs C. crosses the 'T'
CL Nagara engages AVD William B. Preston at 10,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages AVD William B. Preston at 10,000 yards
CL Nagara engages AVD William B. Preston at 10,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages AVD William B. Preston at 10,000 yards
CL Nagara engages AVD William B. Preston at 10,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages AVD William B. Preston at 10,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages AVD William B. Preston at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Nagara engages AVD William B. Preston at 11,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages AVD William B. Preston at 11,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages AVD William B. Preston at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Nagara engages AVD William B. Preston at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Amphibious Assault at Beaufort (66,87)

TF 89 troops unloading over beach at Beaufort, 66,87





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Submarine attack near Cooktown at 93,137

Japanese Ships
SS I-20

Allied Ships
xAK Enggano, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



xAK Enggano is sighted by SS I-20
SS I-20 attacking xAK Enggano on the surface

enemy sub off Australia kills one of my supply freighters moving around in the area... plenty of convoys are moving without any escorts as I just have to hand pick them for important convoys and supply convoys usually don't get any escorts at this stage of the war

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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Heavy 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 16
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 22



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
16 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 22nd Indian Brigade, at 50,79 , near Kuantan

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 31



No Japanese losses



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



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Ground combat at Kuala Lumpur (49,79)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 690 troops, 0 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 58

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 54

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 54 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuala Lumpur !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment

enemy is moving down the Malayan peninsula but when I look at the speed this is happening the enemy won't arrive at Singapore at the historic date and this without me trying to postpone the advance as all my troops are trying to make Singapore...
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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1118 troops, 30 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Defending force 1598 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 57



Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 2nd SNLF




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