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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 8/17/2012 6:24:03 PM   
obvert


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11 February 1942
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DEI: Another SNLF will attempt to land at Semarang tomorrow. Barring reinforcements, this should be enough to take the base in a few days. This will really open up Java and get the timing in the SRA more or less on track. There is enough supply at Bandjermasin for LR CAP now so the ships should be relatively safe as long as they get in and out quickly. It's another CL heavy fast transport TF.

Both this and escorting DDs tangled with PTs today a few hexes from Semarang. No PTs were able to get in close and one was sunk by the DDs.

The Bandoeng strike yields decent results, with a few bombers hit on the ground. There don't appear to be many fighters left on Java.

CHINA: The surrounded unit near Sinyang was hit and destroyed. Now a long walk out of the forest for these units. It's worth it though to secure supply lines for the duration.

PACIFIC: I'll hit Port Moresby tomorrow for some more intel and to hit the bombers. No sign of fighters here yet.

MALAYA: Another decent DA at Singapore gets a 2:1. It yields a more even number of casualties for each side. In spite of the consistent daily air raids, the forts went back to 2 today and engineers again reduced them to 1. I wish I could keep this going, but the best division in the stack are getting up to 70-80 fatigue. I'll have to take a few days of rest and start again.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 11, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Semarang at 53,102, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
CL Naka
CL Tama
CL Kiso
DD Hatsukaze
DD Maikaze
DD Umikaze
DD Shirakumo
DD Isonami
DD Shirayuki
DD Hatsuyuki
DD Murakumo
DD Sagiri
DD Minazuki
DD Mikazuki

Allied Ships
PT TM-10
PT TM-11
PT TM-12
PT TM-13
PT TM-14
PT TM-15

Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 17% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 3,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Japanese Fast Transport TF evades combat

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Semarang at 53,101, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Ayanami
DD Ushio
DD Kamikaze

Allied Ships
PT TM-10
PT TM-11
PT TM-12
PT TM-13
PT TM-14
PT TM-15, Shell hits 2

Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 17% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
DD Kamikaze engages PT TM-15 at 1,000 yards
PT TM-14 engages DD Kamikaze at 1,000 yards
DD Ayanami engages PT TM-14 at 1,000 yards
DD Ayanami engages PT TM-12 at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages PT TM-15 at 2,000 yards
DD Ushio engages PT TM-15 at 2,000 yards
DD Ushio engages PT TM-11 at 2,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Morning Air attack on Bandoeng , at 50,100

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 36
G4M1 Betty x 25

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 16 damaged
139WH-3: 2 destroyed on ground
Blenheim I: 8 damaged
Blenheim IV: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 10
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
36 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 83513 troops, 1140 guns, 458 vehicles, Assault Value = 2253

Defending force 42561 troops, 543 guns, 340 vehicles, Assault Value = 772

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 2208

Allied adjusted defense: 1023

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2866 casualties reported
Squads: 55 destroyed, 320 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 44 disabled
Guns lost 53 (7 destroyed, 46 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2320 casualties reported
Squads: 107 destroyed, 56 disabled
Non Combat: 45 destroyed, 115 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 25 disabled
Guns lost 55 (11 destroyed, 44 disabled)
Vehicles lost 25 (12 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Units destroyed 1



Assaulting units:
41st Infantry Regiment
5th Division
112th Infantry Regiment
18th Division
Imperial Guards Division
113th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
21st Division
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment
2nd Division
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Rgt /2

Defending units:
2nd Loyal Battalion
SSVF Brigade
11th Indian Division
27th Australian Brigade
2/17 Dogra Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
1st Malay Battalion
9th Indian Division
112th RAF Base Force
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
1st Manchester Battalion
223 Group RAF
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
109th RAF Base Force
AHQ Far East
111th RAF Base Force
2nd Malay Battalion
III Indian Corps
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
Singapore Fortress
1st Hyderabad Battalion
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
2nd ISF Base Force
1st ISF Base Force
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
Singapore Base Force
110th RAF Base Force
Malaya Army
Malayan Air Wing
109th RN Base Force

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Ground combat at 86,49 (near Sinyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4782 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 179

Defending force 730 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 94

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 94 to 1

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


Allied ground losses:
1029 casualties reported
Squads: 89 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 66 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1



Assaulting units:
58th Infantry Regiment
18th RGC Temp. Division

Defending units:
84th Chinese/C Corps

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B-10 at Bandoeng airfield.
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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 8/20/2012 8:28:47 AM   
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DEI: The 2nd Semarang landing became a tad interesting when during the night phase as the Batavia CD gun unit's 120mm and 75mm CD guns blasted away at my ships. Several were hit and set to fire.

Soon after the air raids came. The LR CAP was too light and sporadic to stop all raids. The first was dealt with fairly easily, but I was very lucky later when a flight of Wildebeests came in and were only carrying bombs, not torps. CL Naka took 4 bomb hits but amazingly has only 54 system damage and should be fine if no subs get in the way.

PTs swept in but 2 were sunk for no damage by covering DDs.

We should now have enough to take the base after a day or two of rest.

CHINA: In another good air raid at Sian the AVG is hit while not coming up to provide CAP at all. A few P-40s destroyed.

PACIFIC: Bettys found some Banshees at Port Moresby. Took out 1 on the ground, which is nice.

MALAYA: More bombardment at Singers.

BURMA: At Prome the 1st Raiding Rgt takes the base easily. This will be a spot where I attempt to hold the base. A Naval Guard unit will be flown in with a construction battalion. If it can hold long enough troops from Singapore could make this a tough spot for the Allies to take back . That will likely be a few weeks distant however. It will also serve a diversionary purpose if the Allies do attempt to reclaim the base. Another destination is targeted for a para drop and will have much better support when it is attempted in a few weeks.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 12, 42
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Pre-Invasion action off Semarang (53,102) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

170 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso
CL Tama, Shell hits 1
CL Naka, Shell hits 2
CL Sendai, Shell hits 1
DD Mikazuki, Shell hits 1
DD Murakumo, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Shirayuki, Shell hits 2
DD Isonami, Shell hits 2
DD Umikaze, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Maikaze
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 1, on fire

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


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


CL Kiso firing at Batavia Coastal Gun Battalion
Batavia Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CL Kiso

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Semarang at 53,102, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yukikaze
DD Yamagumo
DD Asagumo
DD Kawakaze

Allied Ships
PT TM-10
PT TM-11
PT TM-12
PT TM-13, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT TM-14
PT TM-15, Shell hits 1, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 14,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 14,000 yards
Goerk M. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages PT TM-11 at 9,000 yards

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Morning Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 36



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 damaged
75A-7 Hawk: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 20

Aircraft Attacking:
36 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 13



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 2 damaged
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed on ground
S.23 Empire: 1 destroyed on ground




Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 59
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30



Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 4 damaged
H81-A3: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 24


No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Semarang at 53,102

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1



Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 8
139WH-3 x 18
Wirraway x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed by flak
139WH-3: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
139WH-3: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
DD Yamagumo
CL Tama
CL Sendai



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
7 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
7 x Blenheim I bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
6 x Wirraway bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 100 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
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 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Semarang at 53,102

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
Vildebeest III x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Sagiri, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Tama



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Vildebeest III bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Vildebeest III bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Semarang at 53,102

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes


Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 2


Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
DD Shirayuki, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Semarang at 53,102

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3



Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 7
Wirraway x 6
SOC-1 Seagull x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged
139WH-3: 1 destroyed by flak
Wirraway: 3 destroyed
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed


Japanese Ships
DD Kawakaze



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
24th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Semarang at 53,102

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3



Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Naka



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Semarang at 53,102

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 5
B-339D x 2


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Yukikaze
DD Yamagumo



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Blenheim IV bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 lb SAP Bomb


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Semarang at 53,102

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Vildebeest III x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CL Naka, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires
CL Tama, Bomb hits 1, on fire


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Vildebeest III bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Vildebeest III bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3817 troops, 375 guns, 154 vehicles, Assault Value = 1991

Defending force 40792 troops, 531 guns, 329 vehicles, Assault Value = 678

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


Allied ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment
21st Division
5th Division
41st Infantry Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
18th Division
Imperial Guards Division
113th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
2nd Division
2nd Mortar Battalion
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Rgt /2

Defending units:
2nd Malay Battalion
11th Indian Division
22nd Australian Brigade
SSVF Brigade
2/17 Dogra Battalion
1st Malay Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
9th Indian Division
Malayan Air Wing
III Indian Corps
111th RAF Base Force
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
AHQ Far East
Singapore Fortress
112th RAF Base Force
Singapore Base Force
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Hyderabad Battalion
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
Malaya Army
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
1st ISF Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
223 Group RAF
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
109th RAF Base Force
2nd ISF Base Force
110th RAF Base Force
1st Manchester Battalion
109th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at Moulmein (55,55)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 23396 troops, 212 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1137

Defending force 29490 troops, 378 guns, 317 vehicles, Assault Value = 1206

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



Assaulting units:
6th Tank Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
6th RTA Division
143rd Infantry Regiment
4th RTA Division
2nd RTA Division
3rd RTA Division
1st Tank Regiment
7th RTA Division

Defending units:
18th British Division
BFF Brigade
Rangoon BAF Battalion
2/3rd MG Battalion
45th Indian Brigade
B Sqn 3rd Hussars Regiment
46th Indian Brigade
17th Indian Division
107th RAF Base Force
Burma Command
108th RAF Base Force
85th British AT Gun Regiment


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Ground combat at Semarang (53,102)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1011 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Defending force 3335 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 116



Assaulting units:
Batavia Coastal Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Kure 2nd SNLF
Sasebo 1st SNLF
8th JNAF Coy
6th JAAF AF Coy

Ground combat at Prome (55,50)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 598 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Defending force 379 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Japanese adjusted assault: 18

Allied adjusted defense: 2

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Prome !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), leaders(+), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+), leaders(-)

Japanese ground losses:
41 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
84 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 1 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Raiding Rgt /1

Defending units:
Tenasserim BAF Battalion

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There will be a lot of repairs to do in China if he keeps the planes consistently on the ground.
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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 8/20/2012 7:01:17 PM   
obvert


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SUBS: RO-65 discovers Lexington near Port Moresby. This is great intel, but at the cost of the sub. Six fish were loosed, but no hits, and then the escorts sent the sub to the bottom.

DEI: On Java the Yokosuka 3rd SNLF paratroops hit Madoien, lowering forts to 0 and getting a 3:1 but not taking the base. First time I've seen that. It's too bad as there were two air groups here and they will be flown and railed out tomorrow for sure.

At Semarang and Batavia a few Dutch fighters come up and are shot down by sweeping Zeros and Oscars.

Lautern, Soerabaja and Ambon are hit by raids on the fields.

CHINA: More AVG hit in Sian. Still they are not flying CAP. That is still fine with me.

One hex from Sian in the forests the full blockading force of Chinese has arrived. It is too much to push back. The troop levels are close to even at just above 3k raw AV. I'l try to establish a holding force here and then flank the stack to force them to move back into Sian where the air force will have a better shot and the tanks will be more effective. I should be able to get 2-3k AV around into the clear there within 2-3 weeks.

BURMA: Hudsons and 4E hit troops at Prome. They are unsupported by fighters, so I will LR CAP tomorrow to see if he is bold enough to try the same two days in a row.

MALAYA: Another bombardment at Singers. Tomorrow is the historical date the city capitulated, but it'll likely be at least another week in this game.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 13, 42
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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 96,133

Japanese Ships
SS RO-65, hits 7, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CV Lexington
CA Minneapolis
CA Astoria
CA Salt Lake City
CA Northampton
CA Portland
DD McCall
DD Gridley
DD Craven
DD Ralph Talbot
DD Blue
DD Bagley
DD Stuart

SS RO-65 launches 6 torpedoes at CV Lexington
RO-65 diving deep ....
DD Stuart attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on Semarang , at 53,102

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15

Allied aircraft
CW-21B Demon x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
CW-21B Demon: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 18
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 14
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 42



Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 4 damaged
H81-A3: 1 destroyed on ground


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

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 27

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Ground combat at Madioen (54,104)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 230 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19

Defending force 365 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 15

Allied adjusted defense: 4

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0


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


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

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1

Defending units:
Madion Base Force

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Morning Air attack on 1st Raiding Regiment, at 55,50 (Prome)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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


Allied aircraft
Hudson IIIa x 9
B-17D Fortress x 2

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x Hudson IIIa bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 22

Allied aircraft
75A-7 Hawk x 5


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
75A-7 Hawk: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 10000 feet *

CAP engaged:
1-Vl.G.IV with 75A-7 Hawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
G4M1 Betty x 20

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 20

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 31
G3M2 Nell x 29



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed on ground

Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb


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Afternoon Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 25

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 610 troops, 77 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3148

Defending force 104590 troops, 678 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3652

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


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


Assaulting units:
35th Division
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
110th Division
56th Engineer Regiment
37th Division
13th Division
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
32nd Division
9th Tank Regiment
1st Engineer Regiment
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
11th Tank Regiment
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
26th Recon Regiment
13th Army
1st Army
4th Mortar Battalion
12th Army
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
8th Route Army
80th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
47th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
43rd Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
96th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
Jingcha War Area
39th Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
1st War Area
4th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment


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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3875 troops, 375 guns, 153 vehicles, Assault Value = 2050

Defending force 41111 troops, 527 guns, 329 vehicles, Assault Value = 703

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


Allied ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Assaulting units:
18th Division
55th Engineer Regiment
21st Division
Imperial Guards Division
41st Infantry Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
5th Division
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
2nd Division
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Rgt /2

Defending units:
27th Australian Brigade
1st Malay Battalion
2/17 Dogra Battalion
11th Indian Division
22nd Australian Brigade
SSVF Brigade
9th Indian Division
Malayan Air Wing
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
Malaya Army
111th RAF Base Force
III Indian Corps
2nd Malay Battalion
AHQ Far East
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
110th RAF Base Force
1st Hyderabad Battalion
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
1st ISF Base Force
1st Manchester Battalion
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
Singapore Base Force
Singapore Fortress
2nd ISF Base Force
112th RAF Base Force
109th RAF Base Force
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
223 Group RAF
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
109th RN Base Force

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SUBS: The Holland Maru is sunk by O24 near Balikpapan. Not too many hits lately by the Allied subs, but at least 2-3 attacks per day.

DEI: Dutch bombers at Semarang are dealt with severely by LR CAP. I'm surprised he left them on today.

CHINA: In China a massive raid on Changsha leaves the base with about 60 damage on the field. Again, no CAP was present.

Near Sian the Allied stack bombarded. The effect was much stronger than anticipated. The IJA troops took a real hit, with over 20 squads disabled. I haven't seen this from the Chinese before, so it's a bit surprising. More arty is on the way, but is still a week's walk away.

BURMA: LR CAP at Prome makes short work of the Hudsons and a few B-17D as Torsten kept them flying for a second day in a row. I'm sure he has more British and AVG fighter groups nearby, but he hasn't shown them since the first contact in Burma.

PI: I've split the Lilys off from the daily raids on Clark, and they are hitting Bataan to keep that firing AA, to get supply hits and to reduce the effectiveness of fort building. So far there is damage each day on the base, which is a good sign. Clark is hovering around 20-30 damage each day as well.

MALAYA: More artillery. More waiting.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 14, 42
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Morning Air attack on 6th JAAF AF Coy , at 53,102 (Semarang)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 5
Blenheim IV x 6
139WH-3 x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
139WH-3: 1 destroyed


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



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 300 kg GP Bomb
4 x Blenheim IV bombing from 1000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
24th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on 1st Raiding Regiment, at 55,50 (Prome)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5



Allied aircraft
Hudson IIIa x 9
B-17D Fortress x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson IIIa: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x Hudson IIIa bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Raid is overhead
64th Sentai Det with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 31
G3M2 Nell x 28
G4M1 Betty x 23



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 1 damaged
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 50

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
28 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 605 troops, 77 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3160

Defending force 104700 troops, 678 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3662

Assaulting units:
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
1st Engineer Regiment
110th Division
15th Tank Regiment
37th Division
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
35th Division
32nd Division
26th Recon Regiment
13th Army
4th Mortar Battalion
1st Army
12th Army
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
80th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
43rd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
38th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
76th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
8th Route Army
5th New Chinese Corps
1st War Area
4th Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
39th Group Army
Jingcha War Area
56th AT Gun Regiment


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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3865 troops, 375 guns, 154 vehicles, Assault Value = 2124

Defending force 41189 troops, 526 guns, 329 vehicles, Assault Value = 710

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


Allied ground losses:
196 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
5th Division
112th Infantry Regiment
21st Division
113th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
18th Division
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
2nd Division
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Rgt /2

Defending units:
SSVF Brigade
11th Indian Division
2/17 Dogra Battalion
1st Malay Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
27th Australian Brigade
9th Indian Division
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
110th RAF Base Force
223 Group RAF
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
111th RAF Base Force
Malayan Air Wing
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
1st ISF Base Force
2nd ISF Base Force
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
Singapore Fortress
109th RAF Base Force
1st Hyderabad Battalion
Malaya Army
AHQ Far East
1st Manchester Battalion
2nd Malay Battalion
Singapore Base Force
112th RAF Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
III Indian Corps
109th RN Base Force

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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 98969 troops, 678 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3662

Defending force 95480 troops, 767 guns, 662 vehicles, Assault Value = 3160

Japanese ground losses:
165 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled



Allied ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
42nd Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
96th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
8th Route Army
33rd Chinese Corps
43rd Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
1st War Area
Jingcha War Area
39th Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
4th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Tank Regiment
110th Division
32nd Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
15th Tank Regiment
37th Division
13th Division
1st Engineer Regiment
35th Division
56th Engineer Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
26th Recon Regiment
1st Army
12th Army
4th Mortar Battalion
13th Army
11th Field Artillery Regiment

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SUBS: The KXVI takes two hits near Cagayan while trying to interdict troop loading ops there. This seems about all my ASW is capable of right now. About 2-3 light hits on a sub.

DEI: A few unescorted attacks went in at Semarang and were mauled by the LR CAP. Every day like this further reduces Dutch air capability irrevocably.

CHINA: Near Kanhsien a small battle pushes trapped KMT troops back into the woods where they'll be stuck for a while. All troops in the South Central area will now move to threaten the Changsha area. I don't have enough there to actually attack, but I'd like to keep him thinking about the possibility and mess with troops placements by getting into the hex threatening three bases at once next to Changsha.

PACIFIC: A raid went over Port Moresby but only put slight damage on the fields and didn't hit any bombers.

MALAYA: I'm not sure how, but at Singers level 1 first were again built. This caused the DA today to go to 1:1 and although it handed out big losses to the Allies, we had a lot of disablements as well. Even though troops have been resting for days fatigue and disruption also shot up. I'll keep it on for tomorrow and hope now we can get a 2-3:1 and take the base. If not it might mean a few more days rest before trying again.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 15, 42
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Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 3rd SNLF, at 54,104 (Madioen)

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9


Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 3 destroyed


CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead

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Afternoon Air attack on Batavia Coastal Gun Battalion, at 53,102 (Semarang)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
G3M2 Nell x 29
G4M1 Betty x 22
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
176 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
22 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
29 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
G4M1 Betty x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Yokosuka 3rd SNLF, at 54,104 (Madioen)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 15

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 21

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 7 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
24th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead

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Afternoon Air attack on Yokosuka 3rd SNLF, at 54,104 (Madioen)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 15

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 125 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 73 minutes
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Ground combat at 82,56 (near Kanhsien)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 12127 troops, 102 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 705

Defending force 3652 troops, 84 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 74

Japanese adjusted assault: 616

Allied adjusted defense: 43

Japanese assault odds: 14 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
437 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 23 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1219 casualties reported
Squads: 84 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 32 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 24 (8 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Units retreated 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
102nd Infantry Regiment
17th Division
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment

Defending units:
78th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
10th Group Army
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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 77711 troops, 1095 guns, 458 vehicles, Assault Value = 2205

Defending force 41270 troops, 526 guns, 329 vehicles, Assault Value = 724

Japanese adjusted assault: 1700

Allied adjusted defense: 1257

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
2372 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 151 disabled

Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 25 destroyed, 68 disabled
Guns lost 22 (2 destroyed, 20 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2969 casualties reported
Squads: 173 destroyed, 61 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 112 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 40 disabled
Guns lost 48 (19 destroyed, 29 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)


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1 or 2 more deliberate attacks and you will have Singers.  Congrats!!

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After having to reinstall everything I lost a few combat reports and will have to approximate the details for the 17th and 18th of february. I'm sure that won't leave too much out as although a lot is going on, it's fairly consistent from turn to turn right now.

SUBS: Subs have been hitting very little for either side. The I-6 took out an Am near NE OZ on the 19th.

DEI: A few very minor air battles occur over Java. Troops are on moving across the island from Semarang and cutting the rail. Once the island is effectively split, I'll begin moving on Soerabaja.

CHINA: The Chinese continue to bombard daily near Sian. I'm not sure how that's affecting his overall supply situation, but it can't help. Between 15-20 IJA infantry squads are disabled a day, so it's mildly effective, but the counter-bombardment always gets some Chinese squads as well.

BURMA: Single supply ships are moving into Rangoon, and the Bettys won't go of them. I brought Sonias in and they are at least flying, but have only hit one, and very lightly with a single 50kg bomb.

MALAYA: I had to shut down the Singapore DAs after the 16th to wait for fatigue and disruption to lower again. Fatigue shot to between 70-80 for a few of the divisions. The performance even with ) forts in the last DA convinced me they would not take the base without a bit of rest first.

I set the Sallys from Singapore to hit the troops as well as the arty bombardment, which is working well.

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Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 3rd SNLF, at 54,104 (Madioen)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on Semarang , at 53,102

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
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Afternoon Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
G3M2 Nell x 28
G4M1 Betty x 22

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
28 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 79426 troops, 1134 guns, 450 vehicles, Assault Value = 2092

Defending force 38979 troops, 513 guns, 328 vehicles, Assault Value = 651

Japanese adjusted assault: 778

Allied adjusted defense: 583

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
2530 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 206 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2357 casualties reported
Squads: 130 destroyed, 70 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 146 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 50 (17 destroyed, 33 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (2 destroyed, 12 disabled)



Assaulting units:
Imperial Guards Division
55th Engineer Regiment
38th Division
18th Division
41st Infantry Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
5th Division
113th Infantry Regiment
21st Division
2nd Division
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Rgt /2

Defending units:
27th Australian Brigade
11th Indian Division
2/17 Dogra Battalion
9th Indian Division
110th RAF Base Force
III Indian Corps
109th RAF Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
AHQ Far East
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
2nd ISF Base Force
1st Manchester Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
SSVF Brigade
2nd Malay Battalion
1st Hyderabad Battalion
1st ISF Base Force
1st Malay Battalion
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
112th RAF Base Force
Malaya Army
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
111th RAF Base Force
Singapore Base Force
223 Group RAF
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
Malayan Air Wing
Singapore Fortress
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
109th RN Base Force

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Sub attack near Cooktown at 96,136

Japanese Ships
SS I-6

Allied Ships
AM Townsville, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AM Mildura



SS I-6 launches 2 torpedoes at AM Townsville
I-6 diving deep ....
AM Mildura fails to find sub, continues to search...

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 75
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 17



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 18 damaged


Allied ground losses:
170 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 24 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 28

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Afternoon Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
G4M1 Betty x 22

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 damaged
B-339D: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb


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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3865 troops, 375 guns, 154 vehicles, Assault Value = 2074

Defending force 36678 troops, 482 guns, 322 vehicles, Assault Value = 497


Allied ground losses:
191 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 11 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)

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MALAYA: Singapore falls!! It's always good to hear Tokyo Rose.

After waiting and bombarding for almost a week after the last attack the troops were refreshed and instead of getting a 1:1 the attack came in at 4:1. What this means to me is that fewer of our troops were disabled or destroyed. This bodes well for a move to Sumatra soon. I'll be bringing a good deal of artillery as well. I have a new thought about what to do at Palembang. Not sure it will work though.

Three divisions are in the 200-250 range in AV, and will need a lot of time to recover. In 3 weeks I'd like to make use of the invasion bonus for at least one and potentially 2-3 important targets, depending on the troops available at that time. I'll reveal the destinations at a later date when plans are formalized.

One question. Are there usually two Indian divisions in the defense of Singapore, or is one of these in the list (9th and 11th Indian Divisions) an addition moved from another area?

DEI: Just South of Koepang US CVs showed up to possibly interdict a landing there. All of the troops I've been sending to Java have had false destinations of Koepang, and it seems some of this might have gotten through the sigint loop to Torsten. Or it's just a chance try on his part. But it is a tad dangerous to get too close to Kendari at the moment, as he found out today.

My first indications of the 3 US CVs came from Mavis search, and shortly after the Oscar sweep of Koepang met 3 USN Buffaloes in the air and downed two of them. Then 2 groups of Bettys launched strikes. They were rudely repulsed by a strong cap, and I lost about half of each group plus a bunch of zero escorts. In the afternoon they made another foray, and the tenaciousness of the attack finally broke through. Only one hit was scored, but it was a torp in the side of Saratoga. Torsten intimated after the turn that it was not a critical hit, but it still felt good and may send at least 1 CV to get fixed up out of the area. It also gives me good intel on the location of these ships.

The implications of this attack are huge. I'm mobilizing the remaining 3 fleet CVs from Yokohama and sending those with the Shoho to meet the Ryujo, Zhuiho and Hosho at Babeldaob. The KB will be formed from all of these ships and will be available to meet US CVs should they be encountered in the SRA area during the next 3 weeks or so. They will most likely then move to support the most critical invasion (s) before the end of the bonus.

CHINA: The AVG met a flight of Kates I meant to ground and forgot to set. All 5 were destroyed. Crap. At least I predicted the AVG's appearance in the area correctly. All other flights were grounded or redirected on the day, and a massive raid even hit Changteh without escort while the US planes were LR CAPing the other direction from Changsha. Sian is getting most of the business right now though. I suspect a move to defend it in the next few days.

BURMA: A new tactic for single ships near Rangoon worked well. I sent in one of the crack zero groups at 1k and hit the xAKL Selma City with 11 20mm shells and 21 60kg bombs. Not bad.

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 80027 troops, 1137 guns, 450 vehicles, Assault Value = 2148

Defending force 36380 troops, 480 guns, 321 vehicles, Assault Value = 494

Japanese adjusted assault: 2075

Allied adjusted defense: 471

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Singapore !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
2413 casualties reported
Squads: 28 destroyed, 145 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 36 (1 destroyed, 35 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
34365 casualties reported
Squads: 851 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3598 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 295 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 681 (681 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 407 (407 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 31


Assaulting units:
112th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment
38th Division
5th Division
Imperial Guards Division
18th Division
21st Division
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
2nd Division
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Rgt /2

Defending units:
11th Indian Division
27th Australian Brigade
9th Indian Division
109th RAF Base Force
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
223 Group RAF
Singapore Fortress
Malayan Air Wing
Malaya Army
1st ISF Base Force
1st Manchester Battalion
AHQ Far East
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
Singapore Base Force
2/17 Dogra Battalion
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
2nd ISF Base Force
22nd Australian Brigade
112th RAF Base Force
SSVF Brigade
111th RAF Base Force
1st Malay Battalion
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
2nd Malay Battalion
III Indian Corps
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
110th RAF Base Force
1st Hyderabad Battalion
109th RN Base Force

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Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 22



Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F2A-3 Buffalo: 1 destroyed



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

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F2A-3 Buffalo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Roti at 66,116

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 33
G4M1 Betty x 36



Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 31
F4F-3A Wildcat x 14
F4F-3 Wildcat x 41


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 9 destroyed, 4 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed by flak


Allied aircraft losses
F2A-3 Buffalo: 1 destroyed
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 2 destroyed


Allied Ships
CV Lexington
CV Yorktown
CV Enterprise
CA Portland


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 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 20 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-111 with F2A-3 Buffalo (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-221 with F2A-3 Buffalo (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F2A-3 Buffalo (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 10 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers

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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Selma City, Shell hits 11, Bomb hits 21, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Massive explosion on xAKL Selma City
Massive explosion on xAKL Selma City

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Morning Air attack on 3rd New Chinese Corps, at 83,56 , near Kanhsien

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 5

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 7000
Raid is overhead
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Roti at 66,116

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
G4M1 Betty x 13

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 19
F4F-3A Wildcat x 12
F4F-3 Wildcat x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged


Allied aircraft losses
F2A-3 Buffalo: 3 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
CV Saratoga, Torpedo hits 1
CA Minneapolis
CA San Francisco
CV Enterprise



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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DEI: Everything seems a bit slow moving lately. If I want to do anything past the SRA I have to get a move on. I think several plans will have to be put in motion at once and mutually supported by the newly forming KB and lots of LBA. I'm moving an Air HQ to Java right away. Maybe provide a surprise or two soon.

Ambon is being landed tomorrow, bombarded after, then another SNLF will head in within the week. Not sure two will be enough, but we'll see. Then Koepang/Lautern. All while the units on Java push toward Soerabaja and the big guns move to Palembang. One division that is still only at 250AV will head toward Burma.

Djambi went over to our side without a fight today. That means I'll have to scramble to throw air support and a fighter group in there right away to combat the inevitable bombing of the oil.

CHINA: Just more manouvering around the Sian blockade and bombing everywhere. He continues to bombard my stack, which continues to get good results but must be draining enormous amounts of supply.

PACIFIC: At Port Moresby Bettys flew to attack ships there. Only 6 flew though of a group of 18. All missed their targets.

BURMA: I took a stab at Mandalay and found AVG sq 1. They were flying CAP, not even training, so we had a good tussle before the zeros prevailed, shooting down 6 P-40 for 3 zeros lost.

MALAYA: Three more divisions are beginning prep for Palembang. They'll be moving as soon as the port is clear of mines and the transports can move in.

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Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 38

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
34 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 5 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PG Moresby
xAK Mobile City

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Yeah, early war, just can't get enough A6M's.  I find I have to make careful use of the A5M's to free up enough A6M's for offensive op's.  Some very tough decisions involved.  110/mo still means only one group can convert to A6M after operational losses (at least for me, but I know I have a very high tempo of operations).

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Break down the divisions at Singapore into their three components and spend the PPs to place good leaders in them to speed up the recovery process.

Southern Army HQ - Have you switched her from Singapore over to Palembang for prepping?? Having her at Singapore with over 20k in supplies will enable those troops there to take replacements daily vs once every three days if she is too far away.


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ORIGINAL: ny59giants

Break down the divisions at Singapore into their three components and spend the PPs to place good leaders in them to speed up the recovery process.

Southern Army HQ - Have you switched her from Singapore over to Palembang for prepping?? Having her at Singapore with over 20k in supplies will enable those troops there to take replacements daily vs once every three days if she is too far away.



Good thoughts. I never break divisions to do that. I'll try it with two of them.

The Southern HQ, she is in Johore Baru. Supply in Singers is well over 20k. I have started the Palembang preps. And that of the other two HQs, one for Soerabaja and one for Palembang also.


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I broke some divisions down after two failed attempts to take Changsha (no more planned ). I followed their rebuilding efforts vs a couple of divisions that I didn't via Tracker. There is a big difference.

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DEI: Ambon has big guns. The fast transport pounds back, absorbs the blows and lands the troops. No ship has more than 12 damage, so they'll head back for a rest but nothing serious. The troops are nearly undisrupted, but the AV is only half of the Dutch forces, so more will have to be used here. BBs hit in a few days.

CHINA: Massive attacks hit Changteh today, nearly closing the airfield. The AVG must have been LR CAPing the other direction, as from Changsha two hexes away none took part to stop the raids. I'll switch it up but leave a sweep on tomorrow.

BURMA: A mass of CAP was over Mandalay today and our zeros did surprisingly well, especially considering we have no limit to CAP altitudes. He had 8 groups staggered from 8k to 28k in even increments. It should have been a massacre, but instead it turned into a minor victory. We lost only 7 planes to 23 for the Allies! No radar must have helped a bit, as there was only a 9 minute warning of the attack.

I learned two things from this result:

1. He is focusing heavily on the Burma region. He feels it will be difficult for me to make an amphibious assault behind him into India without the full KB, and he believes he might be even able to hold onto parts of the Northern areas if he plays his cards right. The inclusion of several US groups here in addition to the AVG is telling.

2. The DEI is a roadblock but he doesn't want to break his strength holding me there. He has chosen a few crucial spots where he will fight all-out. One is likely to be Northern OZ. Another is Port Moresby. He may even be thinking of an early landing in Malaya or Sumatra once my forces have moved to conquer Burma and the last of the DEI, possibly a few islands in the Pacific.

MALAYA: There are still some mines at Singapore.

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Pre-Invasion action off Ambon (76,109) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

64 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
CA Nachi, Shell hits 2
DD Asagao
DD Okikaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Samidare, Shell hits 1
DD Yudachi
DD Usugumo
DD Yugao
DD Akikaze

Japanese ground losses:
45 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

CA Mogami firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CA Mogami
CA Nachi firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CA Nachi
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Asagao
DD Asagao firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
DD Okikaze firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Okikaze
DD Samidare firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Samidare
150mm CD Gun Battery engaging DD Yudachi at 8,000 yards
DD Yugao firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
150mm CD Gun Battery engaging DD Samidare at 8,000 yards
DD Yugao firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
DD Asagao fired at enemy troops
DD Samidare 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 1,000 yards

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Invasion Support action off Ambon (76,109) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

42 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
CA Nachi, Shell hits 1
DD Yugao
DD Asagao
DD Usugumo
DD Samidare, Shell hits 1
DD Yudachi, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Karukaya

4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CA Mogami
CA Mogami firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CA Nachi
CA Nachi firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Yugao
DD Yugao firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
DD Asagao firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Asagao
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Samidare
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Yudachi
DD Yudachi firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
150mm CD Gun Battery engaging DD Samidare at 17,000 yards
DD Karukaya firing to suppress enemy battery at 17,000 yards
DD Yugao fired at enemy troops
DD Samidare fired at enemy troops


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TF 242 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-20
DMS W-2

14 mines cleared

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Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 33

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 40
Hurricane IIa Trop x 13
Hurricane IIb Trop x 27
P-39D Airacobra x 22
P-40E Warhawk x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 3 destroyed
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 7 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn 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 18000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters to 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
No.232 (P) Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters to 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
No.258 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIa Trop (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
35th PG/40th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
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Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 31
Hurricane IIa Trop x 12
Hurricane IIb Trop x 22
P-39D Airacobra x 10
P-40E Warhawk x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 451 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 118

Defending force 1479 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 58

Assaulting units:
Manado Garrison Battalion
Molukken Garrison Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion
Ternate Det. Base Force
Ambon Base Force

Defending units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF

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DEI: The first torp carrying Cats noticed so far in the war hit and sink an empty xAP heading toward Singapore. I was lazy with the LR CAP thinking no torpedo bombers were left. My bad.

Ambon is crushed by BB bombardment. More troops are on the way.

CHINA: Night attacks hit Liuchow and Changsha today. These were moderately successful, getting some hits on the fields and damaging some H81-A3. Sian is also hit hard in daylight raids.

PACIFIC: Banshees let loose and take out a PB in one of our fast transport TFs near New Guinea. I chose to LR CAP the wrong one, it appears. Betties get revenge, taking out a PG and an xAK at Port Moresby.

BURMA: The Allies take back Prome, which had been evacuated by airlift.

MALAYA: More mines cleared at Singapore. Nearly done there. Troopships are nearing the port.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Madang at 97,123

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 11


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
PB Suyozai Maru
PB Ginyo Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PG Moresby, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Mobile City, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Billiton at 54,94

Weather in hex: Overcast

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


Allied aircraft
PBY-4 Catalina x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAP Kashima Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x PBY-4 Catalina launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

Massive explosion on xAP Kashima Maru

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Naval bombardment of Ambon at 76,109 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Fuso, Shell hits 1


Allied ground losses:
352 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 19
Port hits 12
Port supply hits 5

BB Hyuga firing at Ambon
BB Ise firing at Ambon
BB Fuso firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at BB Fuso


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Ground combat at Soerakarta (53,103)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3957 troops, 38 guns, 146 vehicles, Assault Value = 202

Defending force 227 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 125

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 125 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Soerakarta !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
8th Tank Regiment
Kure 3rd SNLF
Sasebo 1st SNLF

Defending units:
Djojakarta Base Force

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Wow, Great picture of a Banshee! Beautiful airframe!

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DEI: Now that IJA bombers have been freed up I'm hitting both the fields and the troops at Palembang. A good number of support troops are being hit every day, so hopefully this wil begin to take it's toll. Yes, if you haven't read this in a while, Palembang is still in Allied hands. I'm not happy about this, but since there is 1000 AV of Dutch troops in the hex, I have to wait for reinforcements.

My forces there are recovering back to around 1000 AV as well, and I will first move a bunch of arty units into the base and commence bombardments. Two divisions will be landed at Oosthaven, but I am very wary of the presence of Allied CVs in the area. If I were him they would be waiting around Cocos and would be there to wipe out my invasion fleet at least by day two of the landings. I'll extend search from Java and see if I can spot anything out there.

CHINA: Ichang is captured. He only had a single Corps worth about 80 AV still there, and it was completely destroyed by the shock attack. A Brigade and an engineer unit will stay and the rest will swing around toward Changsha.

The troops are starting to arrive across the river near Sian and pressuring the flank of the base. I also have about 3000 AV moving toward the Changsha area that will at least try to feint and occupy the KMT forces in the area while air raids continue to work on supply and interdict fort building.

PACIFIC: No action around Port Moresby today. Fighters are listed here now though, so the Bettys will be turned off for attacking this area.

BURMA: After our various small para-drops, now comes the one I hope will stick. Meiktila is empty. This could be a trap, and he might have plenty nearby to move in. I will attempt it, as I also have the 14th Tank Rgt moving within two hexes of Taung Gi.

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 60

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 27 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

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


Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Padang Base Force ...
Also attacking Palembang Base Force ...
Also attacking 2nd KNIL Regiment ...

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Afternoon Air attack on Kalidjati , at 50,99

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 33

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 damaged
FK-51: 2 damaged
FK-51: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 40

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 24674 troops, 206 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 889

Defending force 1572 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 74

Japanese adjusted assault: 1246

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 1246 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ichang !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
359 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2169 casualties reported
Squads: 93 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 69 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1



Assaulting units:
57th Infantry Brigade
34th Division
61st Infantry Brigade
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
11th Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

Defending units:
39th Chinese Corps

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Glad to hear you had a good time in New York. I'm hoping to get out that way at some point.

How many Ha-34's are you producing a month and have you had any trouble stockpiling engines. With Sally production halted, how many Ha-32's do you now produce? I'm guessing you're still needing them for the Betty?

With PDU on I'm just trying to gage my numbers so I don't over/under produce. With PDU off I had to produce a little of everything so it wasn't a concern. I want to avoid any production mistakes that require HI and supply to fix.

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Hi Joseph. I'll answer this in my other thread, as I think you're more interested in what happens after getting the Tojo and Helen in production.

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SUBS: Some ASW ships finally made Allied subs pay a price for sitting around at Singapore, as Pompano takes a pounding. Mines are on the way to add to their pain if they stick around.

DEI: Damn his subs! They've been laying mines all over the DEI and at Singkawang this is the 3rd set I've had to clear. This time two got cleared by DDs the hard way. They might both make it, but Nowaki has 65 flotation damage and is still 8 hexes from Singapore.

Nells take out a few more worthless Dutch planes at Kalijdati. Troops are moving toward Soerabaja. About 800AV will form the first van of attack.

CHINA: Sian is plastered again and the Chinese stack continues to bombard our troops daily near Sian. I'm sure he's trying to raise their experience, but at what cost to supply?

BURMA: Meiktila is captured by paratroops. Now we'll see if we can hold it. A naval guard will fly in followed by a division if there is time.

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TF 2 encounters mine field at Singkawang (56,88)

Japanese Ships
DD Nowaki, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hayashio, Mine hits 1

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Afternoon Air attack on Kalidjati , at 50,99

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 33



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
FK-51: 7 damaged
FK-51: 2 destroyed on ground
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 damaged


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


Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 31

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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ASW attack near Singapore at 50,84

Japanese Ships
CL Oi
SC Ch 8
AMC Saigon Maru
xAP Hie Maru
xAP Brazil Maru
DD Numakaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
SS Pompano, hits 3

SS Pompano is sighted by escort
Pompano bottoming out ....
DD Numakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shiokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shiokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Singapore at 50,84

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-3
SC CHa-15

Allied Ships
SS Pompano, hits 11

SS Pompano launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-3
SC CHa-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-15 attacking submerged sub ....
SC CHa-15 is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Meiktila (58,47)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 475 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 8

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Meiktila !!!

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

Assaulting units:
1st Raiding Regiment


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SUBS: Near the coast of Cali the I-19 gets lucky with an unescorted xAK sighted in the periscope. It surfaces to attack and sends two torps into the K.I. Luckenbach. My DDs continue to take a pounding, with Hatsuhara going under due to a Dutch torpedo today.

DEI: Troops ships have the okay to move into Singapore harbor now to load up for Sumatra. Madoien will be attacked tomorrow on Java. This level 4 base will be the destination for an air HQ hoping to surprise any shipping or better targets South of Java in the next week.

CHINA: Not much going on other than bombing and banking near Sian. The Chinese stack continues to grow as it bombards, which must mean it has good supply and is taking reinforcements.

PACIFIC: A few Banshees hit near Cape Gloucester.

BURMA: Now the fun of supplying by air and getting troops into Meiktila fast. It'll be a tight schedule. There are some bigger Chinese units in the Burma area, so I know they'll be heading this way. I just had a thought though. Are those units restricted? Can any that start in the mountain area be bought out? I believe we didn't make any concessions for Chinese units in Burma in our HRs, and we do have a PPs for border crossing rule. Hmmm. I'll have to look into this.

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Sub attack near San Clemente Island at 223,83

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
xAK K.I. Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


xAK K.I. Luckenbach is sighted by SS I-19
SS I-19 attacking on the surface
Chiyoshima B. decides to submerge SS I-19 due to damage

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ASW attack near Semarang at 55,99

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AMC Bankok Maru
AV Sanyo Maru
E Kunashiri
E Shimushu

Allied Ships
SS O19, hits 1

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

SS O19 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Hatsuharu
O19 bottoming out ....
E Kunashiri fails to find sub and abandons search
E Shimushu attacking submerged sub ....
E Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Cape Gloucester at 101,124

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14



Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
4th Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Raid is overhead

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There is a Chinese Corps starting in the mountains near Burma. It might be one of those HUGE ones with almost 800 squads. Its several divisions that needs to be combined.

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Sub attack near San Clemente Island at 223,83

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
xAK K.I. Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


xAK K.I. Luckenbach is sighted by SS I-19
SS I-19 attacking on the surface
Chiyoshima B. decides to submerge SS I-19 due to damage



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Sub attack near San Clemente Island at 223,83

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
xAK K.I. Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


xAK K.I. Luckenbach is sighted by SS I-19
SS I-19 attacking on the surface
Chiyoshima B. decides to submerge SS I-19 due to damage



I-19 Strikes again. Huzzah!!





I'm hardly paying attention to it, but it keeps on doing its job. Maybe that's the key to sub ops. Set them up and forget about them until they hit something.

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There is a Chinese Corps starting in the mountains near Burma. It might be one of those HUGE ones with almost 800 squads. Its several divisions that needs to be combined.


I have to check the buyout possibility. I just wonder if he has several of these in Burma, how he could have bought them already, (if they're even able to be bought out).

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Oh, yes that one can be bought out. Thats why I mentioned it! Should have pointed that out!

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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 9/9/2012 7:11:48 PM   
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It looks like the total units that can be bought out from China are below:

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The Chinese 54th Corps;

Paoshan

- 36th Division - 247 AV (TOE)
- 88th Division - 247 AV (TOE)

Tsuyung

- 96th Division - 247 AV (TOE)
- 22nd New Div - 194 AV (TOE)
- 200th Division - 247 AV (TOE)

Mengtze

- 2nd Reserve Div - 90 AV (TOE)

66th Chinese Corps - 952 AV (TOE)

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- 2224 AV (TOE)

So now I have to sift through what is in Burma that I've seen and figure out what he has. Then I'll do the same for Indian units. This will determine a lot of what I'm able to do with my free divisions in the next month.

EDIT:

With the newly discovered division that can be bought out from Chunking, this makes a large possible addition to the Burmese Defense. If he has made use of all of these units there, which I would wager he has considering his commitment to the area, I could be in for a real fight. After the SRA Burma is the most important region on the map for me, and I'll do everything I can to take everything to Katha by June. If these large Chinese units are indeed in Burma this could open the door to the mountains in a flanking move as well. I'll have to investigate that possibility further.

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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 9/10/2012 9:21:56 AM   
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The cards are on the table now. After several probing attacks using paratroops, this one I hope to make stick. The bulk of Torsten's forces are in Prome and Moulmein. The Moulmein stack is about 1100 AV and bombards my troops daily, with moderate success. Not much I can do there, it's just a stalemate until more troops arrive.

A Naval Guard will join the paratroops in Meiktila, and then the newly arriving 21st division will be flown in as well. If I get a window of a few weeks, I could possibly hold this base. The 18th division is recuperating in Singapore and will rail out in 7-10 days. Meanwhile two of the best zero groups will try to hold the airspace and supply will be flown by bombers while the transports take care of the troops.

The 14th tank regiment will invest Taung Gi in hopes of staling any move on Meiktila. It should hold its own in good terrain there. If knocked out it will attempt to reach the Lashi area if it is still a viable fighting force, hoping to draw forces from Mandalay. If all of the Chinese are in Burma, maybe there aren't many troops up the road to China? We'll see.

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I've not faced a strong attempt at the defense of Burma yet, so this will be interesting.
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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 9/10/2012 10:59:55 AM   
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The Sian area is the main goal for the IJA currently. A big Chinese stack is blocking the road, but our flanking troops will try to gain access to the city across the river. This will be risky. Sian will have forts level 3-4, about 120k troops, (assuming he does not move any back from the current positions other than those trapped across the river). If the big Chinese stack moves back it will be in a clear hex at Sian and thus exposed to bombing. We should have a numbers and quality edge, but it will most likely take a while to show, and there will probably be some bloody losses before any breakthrough occurs.

In the center the SE Army of about 2500 AV will move into the spot on the rail to Changsha, also threatening river crossings to Henyang and Siantang as well as a move to Changsha. With current dispositions Siantang is very vulnerable, but I'm sure he will even things out soon. The Northern Central Army will move to within one hex of Changsha before any further decisions are made. If the river crossings are protected I will invest Changsha with 4000 AV and open the roads from three sides, thus allowing my troops to pass through the city from the central side. I'll then move this consolidated army back to threaten both river crossings again and another move back to Changsha.

The 2E pool is now slowly starting to grow. I should be able to attack both Sian and Changsha with good numbers soon. Chungking will have to wait until I can again use the IJN here. Right now Burma and Java are more important.

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If about 5k AV of Chinese are near Sian, and 350k are in the Changsha region, how much is left elsewhere? It will be a while before I could even try for Liuchow, but I'd like 3-4 divisions to head there eventually.
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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 9/10/2012 12:24:04 PM   
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The fall of Singapore allows several divisions to move immediately to Sumatra and Java, as well as freeing up many artillery units that will go to Palembang. I'm toying with the idea of simply surrounding and bombarding the troops into oblivion there. I don't really fancy attacking and getting half of the oil/refineries destroyed. So why couldn't I isolate it and work the small Dutch units for a month with artillery, at the same time cutting them off from any resupply and solidifying the rest of the island so no reinforcements could be landed. I'm leaning toward this strategy, which could lose me a month or two and save lots of supply and many years of oil production if it works.

On Java Soerabaja will be the first goal, then Batavia. I'm hoping both will be done by the middle of March. Then I can see if there is a chance to make one last landing at either Wake, Port Moresby or even somewhere in Burma/India to isolate troops in Burma. Not much time now to decide, so I have to move fast. I'm fine if none of these options materialize, but it would be great to get one more solid goal completed. It'll all depend on what is at Soerabaja and what happens in Burma. Port Moresby is definitely being built up, and that will be a thorn, but I might have until June to remove it, while Burma is more urgent. I can live with Wake in Allied hands, as an advance through the Gilberts/Marshalls is preferable to trouble in Burma or New Guinea. Soon I might be able to isolate it better once my air strength in the area grows and combines with surface and submarine elements.

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I haven't gotten as much search into the Java Sea and Allied subs are boldly wiring in shallow water areas to plague our convoys. Soon this should be remedied as some 20 plane Jake groups will move to the area.
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