Matrix Games Forums

Space Program Manager will be launching on SteamCome and see us during the Spieltagen in Essen!New Screenshots for Pike & ShotDeal of the Week Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations WOTYCommand: Modern Air/Naval Operations WOTY is now available!Frontline : The Longest Day Announced and in Beta!Command gets Wargame of the Year EditionDeal of the Week: Pandora SeriesPandora: Eclipse of Nashira is now availableDistant Worlds Gets another update
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A)

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> After Action Reports >> RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) Page: <<   < prev  1 2 [3] 4 5   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/24/2012 4:18:03 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 28, 41
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Aparri at 83,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Keisho Maru
DMS W-12

Allied Ships
SS S-39



SS S-39 is sighted by escort
S-39 bottoming out ....
DMS W-12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-12 attacking submerged sub ....
DMS W-12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Amphibious Assault at Aitape (95,118)

TF 88 troops unloading over beach at Aitape, 95,118

Japanese ground losses:
21 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 2nd Indpt SNLF Coy
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 2nd Indpt SNLF Coy


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Submarine attack near Lahaina at 188,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-1

Allied Ships
xAK J.L. Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


I have the strange feeling that there are at least halve a dozen subs around Hawaii...

xAK J.L. Luckenbach is sighted by SS I-1
SS I-1 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK J.L. Luckenbach


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Kuching at 58,88

Japanese Ships
xAK Hakubasan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TB Kasasagi

Allied Ships
SS O20

our subs are active as well and so far have scored far more kills and have hit more valuable ships than the enemy's...


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


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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 22



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
21 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



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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 31



No Japanese losses


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


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



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Kuching at 58,88

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi

Allied Ships
SS O20



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


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Submarine attack near San Clemente Island at 223,80

Japanese Ships
SS I-3

Allied Ships
xAK Makena, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

another freighter is sunk that came from the Panama Canal... have to do something in terms of ASW in this area...

xAK Makena is sighted by SS I-3
SS I-3 attacking on the surface


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Submarine attack near Coffs Harbour at 95,164

Japanese Ships
SS I-16

Allied Ships
xAK Admiral Halstead



xAK Admiral Halstead is sighted by SS I-16
SS I-16 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Admiral Halstead


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Beaufort (66,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 552 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

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 Beaufort !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
2nd Sasebo SNLF Coy


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1126 troops, 30 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Defending force 1604 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 57

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



Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 2nd SNLF




_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 61
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/24/2012 4:19:11 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 29, 41
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Ternate at 78,102

Japanese Ships
xAK Nanrei Maru
PB Saiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII


SS KXVIII launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Nanrei Maru
PB Saiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Saiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Saiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Saiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Saiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pre-Invasion action off Brunei (65,87)

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Mexico Maru
xAK Kaiko Maru
AK Kaga 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 Mexico Maru firing at 107th RN Base Force
xAK Mexico Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Kaiko Maru fired at enemy troops
AK Kaga Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Mexico 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


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Amphibious Assault at Brunei (65,87)

TF 242 troops unloading over beach at Brunei, 65,87





--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Kuching at 58,88

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi

Allied Ships
SS O16



SS O16 is sighted by escort
O16 bottoming out ....
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 21



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 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



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Amphibious Assault at Siargao (82,88)

TF 255 troops unloading over beach at Siargao, 82,88





--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Aitape (95,118)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 361 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

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 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Aitape !!!

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



Assaulting units:
2nd Indpt SNLF Coy


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Kudat (69,86)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1716 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

Defending force 280 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 29

Allied adjusted defense: 3

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kudat !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
330 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF

Defending units:
108th RN Base Force


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1138 troops, 30 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Defending force 1595 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 56



Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 2nd SNLF


really unspectacular turns at the moment...

_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 62
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/24/2012 4:22:35 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 30, 41
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Channel Islands at 222,78

Japanese Ships
SS I-3

Allied Ships
DMS Southard
DMS Trevor

this is halve of the ASW TF that has been formed at Los Angeles but those DMS are no real threat...

SS I-3 is located by DMS Southard
DMS Trevor fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS Southard attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-3 eludes DMS Southard by diving deep
SS I-3 eludes DMS Southard by diving deep
SS I-3 eludes ASW attack from DMS Southard
DMS Southard fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Amphibious Assault at Morotai (80,101)

TF 311 troops unloading over beach at Morotai, 80,101



12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of Sasebo 1st SNLF


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 24



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 40

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 73
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 16

enemy seems to switch from ground attacks to airfield attacks now, rather late IMO, forts are nearing level 4 at Singapore which is what I was aiming at...

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1622 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

Defending force 2212 troops, 46 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Japanese adjusted assault: 50

Allied adjusted defense: 58

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

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
Sasebo 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Brunei (65,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1104 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Defending force 600 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 27

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Brunei !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
894 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 67 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Assaulting units:
I/81st Naval Guard Unit
III/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
107th RN Base Force
100th RN Base Force


no chance for my troops at Brunei...

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Siargao (82,88)

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 Siargao !!!

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



Assaulting units:
1st Sasebo SNLF Coy


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1112 troops, 30 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Defending force 1571 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 52



Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 2nd SNLF


with a little luck, Tarakan's garisson may hold out some longer as Cuttlefish hasn't ordered an attack yet, guess he's in the process of moving in some reinforcements...

_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 63
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/24/2012 4:40:30 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
last day of 1941 and the situation is heating up again...

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 31, 41
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Miri at 64,87

Japanese Ships
DD Hakaze

Allied Ships
SS O19

several of my Dutch subs are operating North of Borneo but the real show currently seems to be happening South of Borneo...

SS O19 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hakaze
O19 bottoming out ....
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 100 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

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



No Japanese losses



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6

Manila is also bombed now but we are not building up forts there as I am going to abandon the city as soon as all reinforces will have arrived there... the reinforcements are the only reason why I am currently holding the city with about 800 av, easily enough to hold back any Japanese attempt to take the base in the coming weeks as the enemy troops South of Manila look rather weak... more or less the rest of my troops on Luzon are holding Clark Field which will be my line of defense with great defensive terrain and forts that are nearly at level 4... on Luzon, supply will be the deciding factor...

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

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



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



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Morotai (80,101)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1627 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 29

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 29 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Morotai !!!

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



Assaulting units:
Sasebo 1st SNLF


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1124 troops, 30 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 48

Defending force 1589 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 54



Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 2nd SNLF


see below the situation around Balikpapan, this is where it seems to be really heating up... we have spotted two enemy task forces, but I have no real clue about how those task forces reall look like... guess it will be an amphib convoy bound for Balikpapan with at least one SAG as cover... my patrols weren't able to identify any bigger ships so it will be either me being surprised tomorrow or Cuttlefish having a bad hair day as I have Force Z, my two USN carriers, Boise and Co and my Dutch cruisers ready to strike at Soerabaja and Force Z will lead the carrier TF and the Boise TF to a position five hexes SW of Balikpapan to be able to strike both at any invasion of Balikpapan and other shipping in the area... this could be quite spectacular if we catch some bigger IJN stuff, hopefully no IJN BB around as our bombs won't hurt them and I have set none of my TBD to attack with torps as those are useless anyway... but everything else than a BB would take serious damage if my SBD will catch it with 1000lb bombs...

what we do not know is the location of KB which hasn't been spotted for quite some time so if I would be Cuttlefish, I would support any bigger operation with KB as he knows my carriers just have to be around Australia or the SRA after their appearance in the Solomons weeks ago... if KB will pop up South of Balikpapan or somewhere close to Makassar then my carriers will be toast and probably Force Z as well... also I hope not to run into any enemy SAGs with Force Z or my carriers as this could also mean damage or losses that I would like to avoid...





Attachment (1)

_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 64
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/24/2012 8:32:45 PM   
Capt. Harlock


Posts: 4259
Joined: 9/15/2001
From: Los Angeles
Status: offline
quote:

with a little luck, Tarakan's garisson may hold out some longer as Cuttlefish hasn't ordered an attack yet, guess he's in the process of moving in some reinforcements...


I could have sworn I saw a Japanese Deliberate Attack -- happily failing to dent the forts or inflict serious casualties.

_____________________________

Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?

--Victor Hugo

(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 65
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/25/2012 3:30:34 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Capt. Harlock

quote:

with a little luck, Tarakan's garisson may hold out some longer as Cuttlefish hasn't ordered an attack yet, guess he's in the process of moving in some reinforcements...


I could have sworn I saw a Japanese Deliberate Attack -- happily failing to dent the forts or inflict serious casualties.



I may have overlooked that then

_____________________________


(in reply to Capt. Harlock)
Post #: 66
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/29/2012 11:38:04 AM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 01, 42
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Miri at 64,86

Japanese Ships
DD Hakaze

Allied Ships
SS O19



SS O19 is sighted by escort
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Beaufort at 66,87

Japanese Ships
xAK Aso Maru
PB Eiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS O19

another miss, my subs miss far too often...

SS O19 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Aso Maru
O19 bottoming out ....
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Bandjermasin at 62,102

Japanese Ships
SS I-158, hits 3

Allied Ships
CL Boise
DD Bulmer
DD Alden
DD John D. Edwards
DD Edsall

as we send out Force Z and the carriers, the Boise TF runs into a sub... this wasn't really amusing as I could already see one of my carriers being torpedoed... roughly three dozen destroyers are escorting my bigger ships...


SS I-158 is sighted by escort
DD John D. Edwards attacking submerged sub ....
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 attacking submerged sub ....
DD John D. Edwards fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Madjene at 64,102

Japanese Ships
SS I-164, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Porter
CA Salt Lake City
CA Portland
DD Drayton
DD Dunlap
DD Balch
DD Flusser
DD Lamson

as you can see, not the only sub in the area... this is my carrier group...

SS I-164 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Porter
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Porter attacking submerged sub ....
DD Flusser fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Lamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Porter fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Lamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Lamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lamson attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-164 eludes ASW attack from DD Lamson
DD Lamson attacking submerged sub ....
DD Lamson cannot establish contact with SS I-164
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

and the party begins... so the enemy got carriers in the area...

Morning Air attack on TF, near Madjene at 64,102




Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14
B5N1 Kate x 19



Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 17
F4F-3 Wildcat x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 14 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed

the first shock about a carrier strike quickly changed into confidence when it was obvious that it is not KB but only a CVL or two... what I feared and didn't like was my carrier TF reacting towards the enemy (one hex) despite being set to not react at all so my carrier group ended up one hex East without Forze Z and the Boise SAG...

the enemy strike was easily handled by our Cap with halve a dozen Zeroes and all Kates being shot down...


CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F4F-3 Wildcat (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (1 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

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



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 12
Runway hits 31

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 58
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 21



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



Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 25

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
30 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb






Attachment (1)

_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 67
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/29/2012 12:28:40 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Balikpapan at 66,100

the enemy's CVL's strike was annihilated and now it's time to strike back...

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms





Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8



Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 7
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9
SB2U-3 Vindicator x 17
SBD-2 Dauntless x 51
SBD-3 Dauntless x 16
TBD-1 Devastator x 11


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CVL Zuiho, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CA Myoko
DD Hatsukaze
CA Nachi, Bomb hits 1
DD Hayashio
DD Oyashio
CA Haguro, Bomb hits 2
DD Natsushio
DD Amatsukaze
DD Kuroshio, Bomb hits 1, on fire

our two carriers launch a full strike (minus one TBD squadron that lost the main formation) but as the attack goes in weather situation turned into as worse as it could be which saves the enemy CVL group from total disaster... if there is no afternoon strike then this will mean the enemy will probably escape with all his ships as we are not going to pursue them East as this would just be too dangerous... the whole mission was planned as going in, strike and retreat back to Java again...

when I look at the strike coming from the CVL and at the number of fighters on Cap I wonder where are all the aircraft those flight decks are able to carry...


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
13 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
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
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 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless 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
5 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
13 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes

Ammo storage explosion on CVL Ryujo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Ryujo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Zuiho


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 82,100

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
D3A1 Val x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Luzon, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Magallanes, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

this is KB, currently in position North of Sorong... wow, KB is nearly where it would have meant major disaster for us which makes me even more wonder why Cuttlefish didn't wait another two days until he sends in his convoys for the operation against Balikpapan as this would have kept his ships 100% safe from any Allied attack... my carriers and Force Z would of course run if we spot KB within range of a two day full speed move...


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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Luzon
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Magallanes


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Balikpapan at 66,100

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4



Allied aircraft
TBD-1 Devastator x 15


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBD-1 Devastator: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo, heavy fires
CVL Zuiho, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hatsukaze
CS Chiyoda, Bomb hits 1, on fire

this is the strike with the TBD squadron that was split from the main attack and the remaining four Zeroes take down 2 TBD with the rest bombing the enemy ships scoring a 500lb hit on Chiyoda... looks like Zuiho suffered heavier damage than expected...

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 79 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 58 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Ryujo





Attachment (1)

< Message edited by castor troy -- 5/29/2012 12:29:21 PM >


_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 68
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/29/2012 12:57:11 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Balikpapan at 66,100




Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 7
SB2U-3 Vindicator x 17
SBD-2 Dauntless x 31
SBD-3 Dauntless x 16
TBD-1 Devastator x 22


Allied aircraft losses
SB2U-3 Vindicator: 2 damaged
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Myoko, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CS Chiyoda, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
DD Kuroshio
CA Haguro, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVL Zuiho, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Nachi, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires
DD Amatsukaze
DD Hatsukaze, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk

usually I don't expect my carriers to launch a strike both in the morning and afternoon phase but this time I'm lucky enough and we not only launch a second strike, also the weather is great and a perfect strike comes in with the enemy CVL not being able to launch any fighters anymore... mostly 1000lb bombs slam into the enemy ships with Zuiho taking bomb hit 4-9 and Ryujo taking another two 1000lb bombs after being hit by two in the morning already... Chiyoda and the heavy cruisers take a mix of 500lb and 1000lb bombs, I expect Haguro to be done while Myoko and Nachi may have a fair chance to make it... I don't expect the CVL to have a chance of getting back to a big enough port to be safed while none are reported sunk today...

not only the loss of the CVL will hurt Cuttlefish but also the damage done to the enemy heavy cruiser force as he already lost four CA in the Solomons early on and now another three are hit hard... needless to say, I really enjoyed this turn but the appearance of KB not that far off this engagement showed me how much risk it involved... all my TF will do a full speed move W and further on SW towards Perth to keep a safe distance between them and KB if Cuttlefish decides to move in KB at full speed (this is what I would do)...


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
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
13 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
10 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
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
8 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-3 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
5 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 2000'
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 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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Ryujo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CS Chiyoda
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Haguro
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Nachi
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Myoko
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Hatsukaze
Magazine explodes on DD Hatsukaze
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Zuiho


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Balikpapan at 65,99

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 6
SBD-2 Dauntless x 17


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 2 damaged
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu
BB Kongo, Bomb hits 4
BB Haruna, Bomb hits 2

one of the SBD squadrons attack the two Kongos in the hex next to the CVL and I'm really glad the targetting routine worked in my favour this time launching the main strikes against the CVL TF and not the BB TF... not sure if the IJN CVL also reacted, if they didn't then it was a mistake not having them in the same hex as the Kongos as I am sure this would have meant a lot of my bombers going after the BB instead of the CVL and CA... as you can see, the 1000lb bomb hits did absolutely nothing hitting the BB... this is where I see a problem with reducing bomb effect as we are not back to WITP's immunity of BB against bomb hits... like I have stated earlier, I would try to dramatically recuce hit rate while really increasing damage from hits...

Aircraft Attacking:
11 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



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Brunei at 65,87

Japanese Ships
DD Hakaze

Allied Ships
SS O19



SS O19 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hakaze
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1138 troops, 30 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Defending force 1612 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






Attachment (1)

_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 69
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/29/2012 1:17:11 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
Here's KB's position. A full speed move would it bring into position SE of Makassar, too close to Java for my taste to keep my carriers at Soerabaja so my task forces are going to move full speed towards Perth, depending on KB's position tomorrow we will either do another full speed move or going back to mission speed if KB is not closing in. Considering it's only January 42 and that we only have two carriers operating against the enemy we have really been succesful so far, first sinking four heavy cruisers in the Solomons and now probably sinking two CVL and hitting another three CA hard. As you can see, we also have quite a couple of subs (all with working torps) in the area and every sub has been ordered to intercept the surely retreating enemy ships and the Makassar Strait is a perfect hunting ground to kill cripples.

Even if we would not have spotted KB today we would have retired as there is always the risk of subs (several spotted today) and a Betty/Nell strike coming from one of the enemy's forward bases. My goal at this stage of the war is to do damage without suffering real damage (means sunk ships) in return.




Attachment (1)

_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 70
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/29/2012 4:13:32 PM   
Miller


Posts: 1637
Joined: 9/14/2004
From: Ashington, England.
Status: online
Horrible losses for the IJN and the game has barely begun. I had a similar engagement in my game (2 US CVs vs Mini KB) and considered myself lucky to lose a CVL and 2 CVE whilst sinking the Enterprise in return. If anything sinking those CAs is more important than the CVLs..........

I know you won't risk it, but I think you could hang around and finish off those cripples and still get away before the KB could intervene.

(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 71
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/29/2012 4:52:35 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Miller

Horrible losses for the IJN and the game has barely begun. I had a similar engagement in my game (2 US CVs vs Mini KB) and considered myself lucky to lose a CVL and 2 CVE whilst sinking the Enterprise in return. If anything sinking those CAs is more important than the CVLs..........

I know you won't risk it, but I think you could hang around and finish off those cripples and still get away before the KB could intervene.



I wouldn't be pleased with those losses as the IJN commander (Cuttlefish isn't either of course). The two CVL alone didn't have much chance vs the two USN CV. Whole mini KB with three (4?) CVL and the CVEs would be easily enough to be a serious threat for two USN CV though as the 54 fighters on the USN CV aren't enough to stop anything bigger than a 20 ac strike when the fighters also have to escort their own strikes. I had VMF-211 on one of the carriers which gave me another 18 fighters after picking it up from Wake and filling it out with aircraft and pilots but that still only makes it around 70 fighters in total. So if you see two dozen Kates coming in at an early CV TF with only two CV you might end up being shot up badly if weather is good.

I would consider the risk of staying around as near suizide as KB could perfectly maneuver into a position to strike into the Makassar Strait which would be where I would have to place my carriers if I would want to strike at the damaged and retreating East ships. Not only this, Northern Borneo can be filled with at least 70-100 Betty/Nells that could be flown in in one turn. Both things would be what I would do if I had to take over the IJ command for the next turn. If I had IJ command of the last turn I would not have sent in my CVL alone though with KB being rather close by but this is easier said than done of course with hindsight. Both the CA losses in the Solomons and the little disaster in the Makassar Strait this turn could have been avoidable but to be honest, they also could have gone perfectly well if my carriers wouldn't have been in position at exactly the right time. If KB would have been spotted yesterday in the position we have spotted it today, I would not have sent in my carriers but would have sent them towards Cocos Island or so, so it pretty much was all or nothing.

But both incidents remind me of what I usually try to follow, support your operations with the biggest available assets if you think there is only a slight chance of running into trouble. Not knowing where my carriers are it would be essential to support such operations with KB IMO. Not really a biggy, move KB into the area, support several invasions and if needed, move it elsewhere to do the same thing there.

< Message edited by castor troy -- 5/29/2012 4:56:39 PM >


_____________________________


(in reply to Miller)
Post #: 72
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/29/2012 5:00:23 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
The air losses of the first carrier engagement of the war. Both the Zeroes and Kates were hit hard but as you can see, there were no high ground losses or op losses of the CVL squadrons, which means both CVL were still afloat at the end of the turn. There were high Pete and Jake losses, guess that might be Chiyoda going down. Might also be one of the heavily damaged CA gone down already.




Attachment (1)

_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 73
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/29/2012 5:08:09 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 02, 42
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Donggala at 66,99

Japanese Ships
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
SS KXIII, hits 1

our subs operate at the retreating task forces but KXIII targets the worst possible ship class...

SS KXIII launches 2 torpedoes at DD Amatsukaze
DD Amatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amatsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Amatsukaze is out of ASW ammo
DD Amatsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Amatsukaze is out of ASW ammo
DD Amatsukaze is out of ASW ammo
DD Amatsukaze is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Namlea at 76,107

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima
CA Chikuma
CL Abukuma
DD Urakaze
DD Kasumi
DD Arare
DD Tanikaze
DD Hamakaze

Allied Ships
SS KXVII

this would have been a nice target but the sub was driven off by the escorts...

SS KXVII is sighted by escort
KXVII diving deep ....
DD Kasumi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arare fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tanikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tanikaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Tanikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tanikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tanikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Donggala at 67,98

Japanese Ships
DD Hayashio

Allied Ships
SS O21

another try, another time at an escort...

SS O21 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Hayashio
O21 diving deep ....
DD Hayashio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hayashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Miri at 64,87

Japanese Ships
DD Minegumo
CL Naka
DD Harusame
DD Samidare
DD Yudachi

Allied Ships
SS KXVI, hits 3, heavy damage

then around Northern Borneo one of my Dutch sub is put into sinking condition after attacking yet another destroyer... not sure the sub will make Batavia for emergency repairs...

SS KXVI launches 2 torpedoes at DD Minegumo
DD Samidare fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Day Time Surface Combat, near Namlea at 76,108, Range 24,000 Yards




Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu
CV Shokaku
CV Zuikaku
CV Akagi
BB Hiei
BB Kirishima
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CL Abukuma
DD Akigumo
DD Kagero
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tanikaze
DD Arare
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
xAKL Lepus



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 23,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat lol, scared?
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

as you might notice from the position where this happened, KB did NOT move in at full speed, which is absolutely surprising to me...

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
BB Kongo
CL Jintsu
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS KXI

M I S S E D !!

SS KXI launches 4 torpedoes at CA Atago
DD Hibiki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Donggala at 67,98

Japanese Ships
DD Amatsukaze
DD Hayashio

Allied Ships
SS KXIII

another try against a destroyer?

SS KXIII launches 2 torpedoes at DD Amatsukaze
KXIII diving deep ....
DD Hayashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 58
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 20



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 9 damaged



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 19
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 19



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 19

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
D3A1 Val x 14



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Lepus, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

that's KB sinking the poor Lepus that chased the carriers away earlier today...

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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Lepus


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Calayan at 82,69

Japanese Ships
PB Seikai Maru
PB Nako Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS S-39

another attempt on an escort, we hit the vessel but the torps were defective...

SS S-39 launches 2 torpedoes at PB Seikai Maru
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


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pre-Invasion action off Zamboanga (75,89)

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Chosa Maru
APD Fuji

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



PB Chosa 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


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Amphibious Assault at Zamboanga (75,89)

TF 82 troops unloading over beach at Zamboanga, 75,89



12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of Yokosuka 4th SNLF


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Mergui (53,62)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 568 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Defending force 384 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Japanese adjusted assault: 12

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Mergui !!!

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

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:
117 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
55th Cavalry Regiment

Defending units:
Tenasserim BAF Battalion


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1138 troops, 30 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Defending force 1622 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59



Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 2nd SNLF






Attachment (1)

< Message edited by castor troy -- 5/29/2012 5:15:23 PM >


_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 74
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/29/2012 5:17:25 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
And this means at least one of the CVL sunk today.




Attachment (1)

_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 75
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/29/2012 6:55:48 PM   
Miller


Posts: 1637
Joined: 9/14/2004
From: Ashington, England.
Status: online
To be fair to him running the CVs at high speed can be risky, especially if the DDs have already used half their fuel. I have moved the KB at full speed and been horrified to find they have used up almost all their ops points in refuelling the escorts at the end of the run.........

(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 76
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/29/2012 8:51:22 PM   
Capt. Harlock


Posts: 4259
Joined: 9/15/2001
From: Los Angeles
Status: offline
quote:

Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
BB Kongo
CL Jintsu
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS KXI

M I S S E D !!

SS KXI launches 4 torpedoes at CA Atago


consider it a worthy sacrifice to the gods of karma in return for your amazing performance against CVL's and CA's. (If it's like this when using Devastators and Vindicators, what will happen when the squadrons are upgraded?)

_____________________________

Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?

--Victor Hugo

(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 77
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/30/2012 7:19:06 AM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Capt. Harlock

quote:

Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
BB Kongo
CL Jintsu
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS KXI

M I S S E D !!

SS KXI launches 4 torpedoes at CA Atago


consider it a worthy sacrifice to the gods of karma in return for your amazing performance against CVL's and CA's. (If it's like this when using Devastators and Vindicators, what will happen when the squadrons are upgraded?)



Vindicators work just fine, no real difference to the SBD. The Devastators, well, the Avengers are better of course but if you use the TBD for bomb attacks they also carry 2 x 500lb bombs and if your pilots are ok then they usually hit quite well from 6000ft.

_____________________________


(in reply to Capt. Harlock)
Post #: 78
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/30/2012 7:20:47 AM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Miller

To be fair to him running the CVs at high speed can be risky, especially if the DDs have already used half their fuel. I have moved the KB at full speed and been horrified to find they have used up almost all their ops points in refuelling the escorts at the end of the run.........


I use full speed moves a lot, especially to show up unexpected and to get out quickly if needed. While more than one day of full speed quickly may become a problem, one day usually works quite well. One possibility to stop the escorts from refuling would be setting their homeport to a base close by where you are going to move to.

< Message edited by castor troy -- 5/30/2012 7:21:07 AM >


_____________________________


(in reply to Miller)
Post #: 79
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/30/2012 3:55:00 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 03, 42
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Invasion Support action off Zamboanga (75,89)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Chosa Maru
APD Fuji



PB Chosa Maru fired at enemy troops


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CL Isuzu
DD Sagiri
DD Ayanami
DD Kawakaze

Allied Ships
SS KVIII

another chance to hit something valuable, another time the sub is driven off...

SS KVIII is sighted by escort
KVIII diving deep ....
DD Sagiri attacking submerged sub ....
SS KVIII eludes ASW attack from DD Sagiri
DD Ayanami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kawakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Sagiri attacking submerged sub ....
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
xAK Yamagata Maru
PB Tatsumiya Maru

Allied Ships
SS KVIII


another time a sub misses a freighter...

SS KVIII launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Yamagata Maru
KVIII diving deep ....
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Invasion Support action off Zamboanga (75,89)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Chosa Maru
APD Fuji



PB Chosa Maru fired at enemy troops


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Invasion Support action off Zamboanga (75,89)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Chosa Maru
APD Fuji



PB Chosa Maru fired at enemy troops


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96

Japanese Ships
xAK Kyusyu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Horai Maru
DD Tokitsukaze

Allied Ships
SS KXI

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

that one is finally hit...


SS KXI launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kyusyu Maru
KXI diving deep ....
DD Tokitsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tokitsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tokitsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Tokitsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tokitsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96

Japanese Ships
xAP Horai Maru, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
DD Yukikaze

Allied Ships
SS KXIII

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

and then we get a 100% hit rate with four torps on a xAP...


SS KXIII launches 4 torpedoes at xAP Horai Maru
DD Yukikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Miri at 64,87

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Asagumo
DD Samidare
DD Yudachi

Allied Ships
SS O16



SS O16 is sighted by escort
O16 bottoming out ....
DD Samidare fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 19
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 22



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 15

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 58
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 20



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak


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


Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 28

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Miri at 64,87

Japanese Ships
DD Samidare
CL Naka
DD Asagumo
DD Yudachi

Allied Ships
SS O16, hits 2



SS O16 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Samidare
DD Samidare fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yudachi is out of ASW ammo
DD Yudachi is out of ASW ammo
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Naval bombardment of Balikpapan at 64,97 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Atago, Shell hits 1
CA Takao
CL Jintsu


Allied ground losses:
291 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 10
Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 3

seems like Cuttlefish's operations aren't disrupted at all by the happenings lately as he seems to keep operating around Balikpapan as planned...

BB Haruna firing at Balikpapan Base Force
Balikpapan Base Force firing at BB Haruna
BB Kongo firing at Balikpapan
CA Atago firing at Balikpapan Base Force
Balikpapan Base Force firing at CA Atago
CA Takao firing at Balikpapan Base Force
Balikpapan Base Force firing at CA Takao
CL Jintsu firing at Balikpapan


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Tandjoengselor at 69,95

Japanese Ships
xAK Atutasan Maru
xAK Hawaii Maru
xAK Brisbane Maru
PB Suyozai Maru

Allied Ships
SS KIX



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


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Temuloh (50,78)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4221 troops, 26 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 173

Defending force 1398 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Japanese adjusted assault: 155

Allied adjusted defense: 13

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Temuloh !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
481 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
42nd Infantry Regiment
14th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
8th Indian Brigade


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Zamboanga (75,89)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1698 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

Defending force 243 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 27

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Zamboanga !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
144 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 4th SNLF

Defending units:
4th PI Base Force


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1150 troops, 30 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

Defending force 1622 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59



Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 2nd SNLF




Cuttlefish moved KB SW towards Timor but my carriers and Force Z are far away from this position and CF doesn't know where as my TF haven't been spotted since they left the scene around Balikpapan... my units will go back to Australia for R&R and the carriers will wait for the reinforcements arriving in Australia... my two USN CV have done a great job in the last couple of weeks since the outbreak of hostilities and they sure deserve a rest... not only were we causing damage and the enemy lost quite some valuable ships, I also expect CF to operate in a little safer way so this may slow him down a bit...




Attachment (1)

_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 80
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/30/2012 4:04:30 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 04, 42
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
xAK Kyusyu Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KVIII

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

our subs start hitting stuff again after being useless for a period...

SS KVIII launches 2 torpedoes


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 5 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Mine hits 1




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 13 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
DD Tokitsukaze, Mine hits 1, heavy damage


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 287 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
CA Maya, Mine hits 1


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 5 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio
BB Kongo, Mine hits 1, heavy damage


4 mines cleared

now I would call that a really effective minefield and it was well worth it to send two of the Dutch minelayers here early on... Kongo hits two VHII mines and shows up as heavily damaged, means we were lucky with the dice in this case... would be a nice additional victim of the Balikpapan operation...

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Naval bombardment of Balikpapan at 64,97 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Do-24K-1: 2 damaged

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CA Maya, Shell hits 1
CL Isuzu

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead, Shell hits 1


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


Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 19
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1

CA Chokai firing at Balikpapan
CA Maya firing at Balikpapan Base Force
Balikpapan Base Force firing at CA Maya
CL Isuzu firing at Balikpapan


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pre-Invasion action off Balikpapan (64,97) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

67 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
xAP Rakuyo Maru, Shell hits 1
DD Tokitsukaze, heavy damage

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


Allied ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


CL Nagara firing at Balikpapan Base Force
Balikpapan Base Force firing at CL Nagara
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Rakuyo Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 9,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Amphibious Assault at Balikpapan (64,97)

TF 13 troops unloading over beach at Balikpapan, 64,97

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



17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
12 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /1
10 troops of a IJA HMG Section lost from landing craft during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt
10 troops of a IJA HMG Section lost overboard during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Amphibious Assault at Samarinda (65,96)

TF 85 troops unloading over beach at Samarinda, 65,96

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Sasebo 8th SNLF /1
17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of Sasebo 8th SNLF /1
12 Support troops lost in surf during unload of Sasebo 8th SNLF


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Invasion Support action off Balikpapan (64,97) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

40 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara, Shell hits 1
DD Yukikaze
xAP Rakuyo Maru
DD Tokitsukaze, heavy damage

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


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


Balikpapan Base Force firing at CL Nagara
CL Nagara firing at Balikpapan Base Force
DD Yukikaze firing at Balikpapan Base Force
Balikpapan Base Force firing at DD Yukikaze
DD Yukikaze fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 5 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio
DD Michishio



7 mines cleared


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Newcastle at 92,167

Japanese Ships
SS I-24, hits 1

Allied Ships
AKE Lillian Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PC Warrego

the AKE will survive as she will move into Sydney within a turn but it was unfortunate to have one of the newly converted AKE being torpedoed... got three in the area and wanted to use that one in Northern Australia to replenish my SAGs if needed...

SS I-24 launches 2 torpedoes at AKE Lillian Luckenbach
PC Warrego fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Warrego fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Warrego attacking submerged sub ....
PC Warrego cannot reach attack position over SS I-24
SS I-24 eludes ASW attack from PC Warrego
PC Warrego fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Warrego fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Day Time Surface Combat, near Morotai at 82,99, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Kure Maru #5
PB Hakata Maru #2

Allied Ships
xAKL Princess of Negros, Shell hits 2, on fire



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
PB Kure Maru #5 engages xAKL Princess of Negros at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
PB Kure Maru #5 engages xAKL Princess of Negros at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 287 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
DD Ayanami



2 mines cleared


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 5 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
DD Akatsuki
DD Asashio



2 mines cleared


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 287 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
DD Ayanami, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

must be one of my most succesful minefields in all the years of playing...

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 52
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 20



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
MMS-93, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML 1097, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Repair Shipyard hits 2
Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Darwin at 76,124

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 114 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
D3A1 Val x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Goulburn
xAK Momba, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

KB moved towards Darwin and attacks the port... damn it, thought about moving in a hundred Warhawks but thought Cuttlefish wouldn't dare anyway...


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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Momba


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 108 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 61
D3A1 Val x 38



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Period, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AMc Beryl, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Era, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AVP Merel, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
ACM Karangi, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Koomilya
AS Platypus, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
24 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Darwin ...
Also attacking Darwin ...
Also attacking Darwin ...
Also attacking Darwin ...


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Balikpapan at 66,98




Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
CA Atago

Allied Ships
SS KVIII

after hitting two Dutch mines at Balikpapan Kongo is later hit by one out of four torps and may be in serious trouble now, a second hit would have done her in for sure... she is listed as sunk but I guess she hasn't gone down yet, but the chances for her to make it are really small, especially when I think about all the subs I got in the Makassar Strait... really nice

seems like Kongo was so heavily damaged after hitting those two mines that she was split off her task force and was sent out with only Atago as escort so she was rather easy prey... I really don't like it if this happens to me when my ships get split off their task forces with only one escort, I would prefer I could deactivate that feature as I am the one who wants to decide how many escorts my damaged capital ships get... you can do that the next turn but during the turn it happens you end up with only one escort for a capital ship like Kongo and in this case it was a DC carrying heavy cruiser that would be a juicy target itself for my subs...



SS KVIII launches 4 torpedoes at BB Kongo
KVIII diving deep ....
CA Atago attacking submerged sub ....
CA Atago fails to find sub, continues to search...
CA Atago fails to find sub, continues to search...
CA Atago attacking submerged sub ....
CA Atago is out of ASW ammo
CA Atago is out of ASW ammo
CA Atago attacking submerged sub ....
CA Atago is out of ASW ammo
CA Atago is out of ASW ammo
CA Atago is out of ASW ammo
CA Atago is out of ASW ammo
CA Atago is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Invasion Support action off Balikpapan (64,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

35 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Rakuyo Maru
CL Nagara
DD Tokitsukaze, heavy damage

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


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


120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Rakuyo Maru at 5,000 yards
CL Nagara firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27976 troops, 251 guns, 111 vehicles, Assault Value = 934

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

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 904

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 904 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manila !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:


we abandoned Manila, our line of defense will be Clark Field and this will be a major task for the IJA...

Assaulting units:
38th Division
16th Division


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Namatanai (107,125)

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: 15

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 15 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Namatanai !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
I/66th Naval Guard Unit


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Balikpapan (64,97)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1179 troops, 30 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 40

Defending force 1689 troops, 8 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 44



Assaulting units:
VI KNIL Battalion
Samarinda KNIL Battalion
Balikpapan Base Force
Samarinda Base Force

Defending units:
146th Infantry Regiment


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1145 troops, 30 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Defending force 1622 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

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



Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 2nd SNLF






Attachment (1)

< Message edited by castor troy -- 5/30/2012 4:07:18 PM >


_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 81
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/30/2012 8:30:35 PM   
Capt. Harlock


Posts: 4259
Joined: 9/15/2001
From: Los Angeles
Status: offline
quote:

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manila !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:


we abandoned Manila, our line of defense will be Clark Field and this will be a major task for the IJA...


Interesting choice -- you won't get the Urban Combat bonus of Manila, but you'll have more time to dig in. Did you manage to move a good quantity of supplies out of the city?

_____________________________

Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?

--Victor Hugo

(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 82
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/31/2012 7:46:08 AM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Capt. Harlock

quote:

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manila !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:


we abandoned Manila, our line of defense will be Clark Field and this will be a major task for the IJA...


Interesting choice -- you won't get the Urban Combat bonus of Manila, but you'll have more time to dig in. Did you manage to move a good quantity of supplies out of the city?



Manila is urban light which gives you a worse bonus than Clark Field which is jungle rough. Jungle rough is the second best terrain bonus, only urban heavy and mountains being better IIRC. You will see later on that we get insanely high adjusted av there and the enemy really suffers from attacking. Not a single ton of supplies was left behind at Manila as it was an organized retreat.

_____________________________


(in reply to Capt. Harlock)
Post #: 83
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/31/2012 12:20:15 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 05, 42
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 287 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
DD Kawakaze
DD Yamakaze



2 mines cleared


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Invasion Support action off Balikpapan (64,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Rakuyo Maru
CL Nagara



75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Rakuyo Maru at 12,000 yards
CL Nagara firing to suppress enemy battery at 12,000 yards


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Amphibious Assault at Talaud-eilanden (79,97)

TF 255 troops unloading over beach at Talaud-eilanden, 79,97





--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Invasion Support action off Balikpapan (64,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

17 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Rakuyo Maru
DD Tokitsukaze, heavy damage
CL Nagara



75mm Field Gun battery firing at xAP Rakuyo Maru
120mm CD Gun battery firing at xAP Rakuyo Maru
40mm Bofors AA Gun battery firing at xAP Rakuyo Maru


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 5 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
DD Arashio



1 mine cleared


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 287 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
DD Kawakaze, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

really amazing that there are still ships hitting mines at Balikpapan... one should always have minesweepers for invasion or at least send some to check for mines before the valuable ships go in... for the risk of losing some minesweepers he would not have lost Kongo, while she isn't confirmed sunk...

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
DMS W-1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Tatsumiya Maru

Allied Ships
SS KIX



Massive explosion on DMS W-1
SS KIX launches 2 torpedoes at DMS W-1
KIX diving deep ....
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 5 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
DD Arashio
DD Michishio



4 mines cleared


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 5 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
DD Arashio
DD Asashio



4 mines cleared


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Donggala at 68,97

Allied Ships
SS KIX



SS KIX is sighted by escort
KIX diving deep ....
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Hilo at 180,117

Japanese Ships
SS I-2, hits 1

Allied Ships
xAKL Vincent
PC Tiger



Captain of SS I-2 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
PC Tiger attacking submerged sub ....
PC Tiger cannot reach attack position over SS I-2
SS I-2 eludes ASW attack from PC Tiger
SS I-2 eludes ASW attack from PC Tiger
PC Tiger fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Tiger fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Tiger fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Tiger fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 31



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
31 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

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



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 20

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 56
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 20



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


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


Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 32

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Darwin at 76,124

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 37
D3A1 Val x 9



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 16
P-40E Warhawk x 48


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 7 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAK Mernoo

this time we have our Cap in position but my fighters perform not as well as I expected them to perform...


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

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
3rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
17th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
20th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 27



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 106 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 61
D3A1 Val x 41



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 16
P-40E Warhawk x 49


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 13 destroyed, 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAK Mernoo
AGP Aldebaran, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AG Deneb, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

the nav attack is followed by another big port strike and our Cap is still in position doing better than against the first strike... a couple of things I wondered about, which were the high number of Zeroes and the fact that Cuttlefish uses Vals for port strikes and not Kates that would carry twice the number of bombs per aircraft... CF has set the Vals to an altitude to level bomb from 9000ft... hmmm

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb


CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 6 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
3rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 6 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
17th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 6 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
20th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes

Also attacking Darwin ...


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Bandjermasin at 62,102

Japanese Ships
DD Natsushio

Allied Ships
SS KXI



SS KXI is sighted by escort
KXI bottoming out ....
DD Natsushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Natsushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Natsushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Natsushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Natsushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Kuching at 58,88

Japanese Ships
DD Nowaki
CA Suzuya
DD Hagikaze
DD Arashi

Allied Ships
SS O20



SS O20 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Nowaki
O20 bottoming out ....
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Miri at 64,87

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Asagumo
DD Samidare
DD Murasame

Allied Ships
SS O16



SS O16 is sighted by escort
O16 bottoming out ....
DD Samidare fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Murasame fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Murasame fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Murasame fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Murasame fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Murasame fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Balikpapan at 64,97




Japanese Ships
CA Maya, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Yamakaze

Allied Ships
SS S-40

IIRC Maya was damaged earlier by a mine at Balikpapan and now suffers additional damage from a sub attack leaving her heavily damaged... not sure a VHII mine and a Mk-10 torp will be enogh to sink here, a second torp hitting the cruiser would have been nice but nevertheless the ship is in trouble and far from a bigger port with my subs trying to hunt her down getting out of the Makassar Strat... seems like this war is not going too well for IJN heavy cruisers...


SS S-40 launches 4 torpedoes at CA Maya
DD Yamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1700 troops, 8 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Defending force 2186 troops, 62 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Japanese adjusted assault: 29

Allied adjusted defense: 8

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
VI KNIL Battalion
Samarinda KNIL Battalion
Balikpapan Base Force
Samarinda Base Force

our sub attacks vs the invasion convoy were quite succesful, seems like the enemy Inf Rgt lost at least halve of it's strenght but the nav bombardments seem to have been enough to wreck our adjusted av so Balikpapan will be lost... amazing to me that Cuttlefish doesn't send any support with his combat troops, even though Balikpapan isn't that a tough target...

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Samarinda (65,96)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1658 troops, 18 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 55

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 55 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Samarinda !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
Sasebo 8th SNLF


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Balikpapan (64,97)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1149 troops, 30 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 36

Defending force 1607 troops, 8 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 33



Assaulting units:
VI KNIL Battalion
Samarinda KNIL Battalion
Balikpapan Base Force
Samarinda Base Force

Defending units:
146th Infantry Regiment


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1145 troops, 30 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Defending force 1622 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59



Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 2nd SNLF






Attachment (1)

_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 84
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/31/2012 12:26:15 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
today's airlosses show a clear victory for us in terms of total aircraft lost but when looking at fighter vs fighter losses we did not do too well... ok, we faced the best the Japanese can field and those Zeroes that were shot down over Darwin mean the pilots are lost but I still thought we could do slightly better vs the Zeroes on escort with 100 figthers at the base...

the Val losses together with the succesful attack on CA Maya make this day a real success, though I doubt that there were really 61 Vals shot down, around 40 is probably the real number being shot down...

we aren't even one month into the war so my pilots are still not anywhere near where I want to have them, my pilot training programme is running full speed but it will probably take us into mid March/early April to see the first squadrons having 70 air / 70 def skill pilots... those will be real bad news for the Japanese if my fighters will be fighting over friendly terrain with radar support...

IIRC the total air losses have always been in our favour so far and we will try to do our best to never has this change...




Attachment (1)

< Message edited by castor troy -- 5/31/2012 12:27:25 PM >


_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 85
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/31/2012 12:48:30 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 06, 42
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Balikpapan at 66,98

Japanese Ships
DD Sagiri

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 is sighted by escort
S-36 diving deep ....
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 5 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
DD Akatsuki



1 mine cleared


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 5 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio
DD Asashio



5 mines cleared


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Balikpapan at 66,98

Japanese Ships
DD Sagiri

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Sagiri
S-36 diving deep ....
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Balikpapan at 64,97

Japanese Ships
DD Michishio, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
BB Haruna
CL Jintsu
DD Arashio
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki

Allied Ships
SS S-40


I really wonder why CF keeps his heavy units in the area as he just runs danger to have more of his valuable ships being hit while he doesn't need them in the area anyway... I was surprised to see the destroyer being hit...



SS S-40 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Michishio
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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

86 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Kinu
xAK Nihonka Maru, Shell hits 9, on fire
TB Kasasagi
APD Aoi

Japanese ground losses:
57 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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

the enemy reinforces his Tarakan invasion, no doubt it will be enough to take the base this time...

Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CL Kinu
CL Kinu firing at Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Nihonka Maru at 5,000 yards
TB Kasasagi firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Nihonka Maru at 5,000 yards
TB Kasasagi firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Nihonka Maru at 5,000 yards
TB Kasasagi firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Nihonka Maru at 5,000 yards
TB Kasasagi firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Nihonka Maru at 5,000 yards
TB Kasasagi firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Nihonka Maru at 5,000 yards
TB Kasasagi firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
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


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Amphibious Assault at Tarakan (67,91)

TF 46 troops unloading over beach at Tarakan, 67,91

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of Yokosuka 2nd SNLF


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Invasion Support action off Tarakan (67,91) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

39 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Kinu, Shell hits 1
APD Aoi, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAK Nojima Maru
xAK Nihonka Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire



Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CL Kinu
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion firing at APD Aoi
APD Aoi firing at Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Nojima Maru at 12,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Nihonka Maru at 12,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Nihonka Maru at 12,000 yards
APD Aoi firing to suppress enemy battery at 12,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Nihonka Maru at 12,000 yards
APD Aoi firing to suppress enemy battery at 12,000 yards


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 5 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
DD Asashio



1 mine cleared


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Day Time Surface Combat, near Bandjermasin at 62,102, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsushio

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead, Shell hits 18, on fire, heavy damage

damn it... Marblehead has been at Balikpapan since she has been hit by two torps and now tried to get back to Soerabaja... she meets an enemy destroyer that has been sitting there alone for several turns (nav search spotted it but I thought it would be a false spotting as it didn't make any sense to me to place a lone destroyer there on patrol do not retire)... Marblehead enters the hex, nav engagement triggers and while I was yesterday 100% sure that she would make Soerabaja the engagement with Natsushio means she is no a burning wreck... none of the shells were able to penetrate but Marblehead suffered enough additional sys damage and fires were raging so I had to scuttle her... pity, this is my second CL lost in the war...

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
DD Natsushio engages CL Marblehead at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Natsushio at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Natsushio at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages CL Marblehead at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Natsushio at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Natsushio at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Natsushio at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Natsushio at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Natsushio at 5,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Natsushio at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Natsushio at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Natsushio at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Natsushio at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Natsushio at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Natsushio at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Natsushio at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Natsushio at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
Task forces break off...


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 10
P-40E Warhawk x 39


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

I should have known better but I really thought KB would move out of the area but instead CF orders sweeps to Darwin to shoot up our fighters...

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
3rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
17th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
20th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 8
P-40E Warhawk x 32


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed

even though the separate Zeroe sweeps are heavily outnumbered, they eat our Warhawks alive...

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 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 41 minutes
3rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
17th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
20th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 7
P-40E Warhawk x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed



CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
3rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
20th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 26950.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
17th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
G3M2 Nell x 18
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 18



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Santa Elisa
xAK Kalani
xAK Edgar Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK F.J.Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



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

not really a good day for us... thought my convoy at Rangoon would be safe but due to it being spotted yesterday already CF sent in some Zeroes on sweep followed by this nav strike... our fighters are in India and the convoy is without cover, pure luck not to lose the whole convoy...

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

seems like most of KB's carriers have launched their fighters to perform sweeps and it gets worse for us with every sweep coming in... total losses today were a victory for the IJN, not sure it is worth it but I would have really liked to avoid these losses as my fighters are in short supply (not that I wouldn't have a sufficient pool but losing them that way is not what I preferre)

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 28140.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
3rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
20th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 27000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 108 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

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



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 6
Runway hits 26

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 58
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 20



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak



Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on 6th Burma Rifles Battalion, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 6



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
74 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 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



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Selaroe at 77,120

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
D3A1 Val x 22



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Montanes

first I thougt what a lucky xAKL but then I noticed the Vals were still level bombing... CF has to get his bomber altitudes right...

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



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Selaroe at 77,120

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
D3A1 Val x 21



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Montanes, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk

the "lucky" xAKL ran out of luck in the afternoon when the again level bombing Vals hit the small ship several times from 9000ft...


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

Massive explosion on xAKL Montanes
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Montanes


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Balikpapan at 66,98

Japanese Ships
DD Sagiri

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Sagiri
S-36 diving deep ....
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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

14 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Nihonka Maru, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Kinu
APD Aoi, Shell hits 2


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


75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Nihonka Maru at 8,000 yards
CL Kinu firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Nihonka Maru at 8,000 yards
CL Kinu firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging APD Aoi at 8,000 yards
CL Kinu firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Nihonka Maru at 8,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Nihonka Maru at 8,000 yards


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Kluong (50,82)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 690 troops, 0 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 57

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 28

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 28 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kluong !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at 50,79 (near Kuantan)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13009 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 460

Defending force 4253 troops, 49 guns, 37 vehicles, Assault Value = 104

Japanese adjusted assault: 172

Allied adjusted defense: 111

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
584 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 56 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled


Allied ground losses:
325 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
Imperial Guards Division

Defending units:
8th Indian Brigade
22nd Indian Brigade
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
1st ISF Base Force

got to say that the IJA is really crawling towards Singapore, the advance seems to be awfully slow...

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1625 troops, 8 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Defending force 2128 troops, 62 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 9

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
VI KNIL Battalion
Samarinda KNIL Battalion
Balikpapan Base Force
Samarinda Base Force


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Moulmein (55,55)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3420 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 60

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 60 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Moulmein !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
112th Infantry Regiment

it will soon be time to abandon Rangoon which shouldn't be much of a problem as our Chinese supply stocks are filling up constantly with all the supply we have dumped into Rangoon... India and Ceylon are running low on supplies though and a good part of the supplies brought to Rangoon flow back to India, tracker clearly shows this with supply stocks highly varying every couple of turns in Burma, India and China... I am absolutely positive that we will reach our goal of 200,000+ tons in China...


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Talaud-eilanden (79,97)

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 Talaud-eilanden !!!

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



Assaulting units:
1st Sasebo SNLF Coy


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1115 troops, 30 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Defending force 3263 troops, 38 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 117



Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 2nd SNLF
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF






Attachment (1)

< Message edited by castor troy -- 5/31/2012 12:49:15 PM >


_____________________________


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 86
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/31/2012 3:14:13 PM   
HansBolter


Posts: 3623
Joined: 7/6/2006
From: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
Status: offline
I thought only 500 per day could transit the Burma Road to China.

Doesn't that mean it will take 400 days for 200,000 tons dumped in Rangoon to make it to China?

_____________________________

Hans


(in reply to castor troy)
Post #: 87
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/31/2012 3:22:21 PM   
witpqs


Posts: 14808
Joined: 10/4/2004
From: Argleton
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: HansBolter

I thought only 500 per day could transit the Burma Road to China.

Doesn't that mean it will take 400 days for 200,000 tons dumped in Rangoon to make it to China?

You are mixing two separate things. Supply will move into or out of China "normally", meaning just like anywhere else.

"The Burma Road" is a special condition. When the Burma road is open, a stipend of 500 supply per day appears in China. IIRC the 500 supply appears at Chungking, but where it appears might have changed (I don't recall).

(in reply to HansBolter)
Post #: 88
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/31/2012 3:25:53 PM   
witpqs


Posts: 14808
Joined: 10/4/2004
From: Argleton
Status: offline
I should have added that 200,000 supply probably will take a while to move into China, especially through bases that have supply caps (a daily supply cap means that it the most that base can receive in one day). Remember that for some bases the supply cap is all the time. For other bases the supply cap only applies during the monsoon season (there is a check box in the editor, typically used for those bases in/near Burma that experience the monsoon).

(in reply to witpqs)
Post #: 89
RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) - 5/31/2012 4:20:28 PM   
castor troy


Posts: 12271
Joined: 8/23/2004
From: Austria
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

I should have added that 200,000 supply probably will take a while to move into China, especially through bases that have supply caps (a daily supply cap means that it the most that base can receive in one day). Remember that for some bases the supply cap is all the time. For other bases the supply cap only applies during the monsoon season (there is a check box in the editor, typically used for those bases in/near Burma that experience the monsoon).



I have said it many times in the past years but usually have been mowed down and always smiled when for example AndyMac said he suffers from those supply caps as I have never experienced them. I can show as many screenshots as wished that clearly show how supply easily flows from Burma to China. I guess if I dump 200,000 supplies in Rangoon, 150,000 end up in China, the rest flowed back to India. Perhaps it was less but it sure came from Burma.

The game is weeks ahead the AAR, when I gave up Rangoon, I had 220,000 supplies stored in China which is 160,000 more than what I started with. Guess it took me something like 6-8 weeks to do so, but it doesn't take that long to see the supply going from Burma to China, what takes longer is bringing the supply from India to Burma with loading and unloading.

< Message edited by castor troy -- 5/31/2012 4:22:23 PM >


_____________________________


(in reply to witpqs)
Post #: 90
Page:   <<   < prev  1 2 [3] 4 5   next >   >>
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> After Action Reports >> RE: Continental Clash - Cuttlefish (J) vs castor troy (A) Page: <<   < prev  1 2 [3] 4 5   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.188