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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 1/27/2013 9:21:48 PM   
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6 April 1942
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Torsten has been on a tear here lately. He's definitely found some free time, and the turns have averaged two a day. I am behind on the AAR but I'll keep going at this pace in case there are any more slow periods ahead. I'm enjoying this game a lot right now, as even without the full strength of the KB there are areas the Japanese can take advantage in.

SUBS: The KXVII gets 7 hits today in the shallows near Singapore. He's still keeping a lot of sub in this area and in the straits up near Medan and Sabang.

CHINA: The DA at Changsha goes well, netting a 2:1. Although the Japanese take slightly more casualties, the forts are knocked to 4 and the positive adjustment means we can go again tomorrow. The troops look good with almost no disruption.

Two pieces of the AVG are in China. They got to some bombers today, but the shepherds came out ahead of the wolves in this one.

PACIFIC: Kirakira and Furgussen Island are invested. I am learning a lot about this area from my game in 44 and my defense will be very different this time. There will be at least two level 9 fields, one at Rabaul and one at Kaveing. I won't put so much emphasis on extending the Empire to the South, but simply have outposts and scout bases with a stronger defensive line just South of Rabaul and across to Lae and Salamua. I will put strong forces at Milne Bay though. That base changes everything. I'm still not sure if I'll even go for Port Moresby. I'll have to see how other areas go first.

BURMA: The first Gloucester battalion is knocked back and Prome is taken. Now things will begin to get interesting.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 6, 1942
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Morning Air attack on 37th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 32

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 8
P-40E Warhawk x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead
AVG/3rd Sqn with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 34
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 53
Ki-51 Sonia x 18

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 73326 troops, 597 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 2544

Defending force 20763 troops, 132 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 686

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 2341

Allied adjusted defense: 913

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 4)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
3609 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 342 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 44 disabled



Allied ground losses:
1804 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 252 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 29 (1 destroyed, 28 disabled)



Assaulting units:
3rd Division
57th Infantry Brigade
34th Division
55th Infantry Brigade
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
40th Division
6th Division
61st Infantry Brigade
11th Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

Defending units:
58th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at 56,50 (near Prome)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3279 troops, 66 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

Defending force 828 troops, 8 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 40

Japanese adjusted assault: 174

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 34 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
40 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
454 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
91st Naval Guard Unit
1st Raiding Regiment
21st Div /1

Defending units:
1st Gloucestershire Battalion
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The P-40 is having difficulties so far competing with either Zeros or Oscars.
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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 1/28/2013 2:19:00 PM   
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SUBS: Some Japanese subs came through off of OZ. I'm not used to being able to get to transports, as the Jockmeister meticulously guards them with good escorts. The I-2 jumps on xAK Lowana just off of Sydney, and the I-17 hits xAK Lena Luckenbach near Maryborough.

DEI: The Dutch attack again at Djambi. They are both worn out and out of supply, so this is going nowhere but back. I can't attack yet though, and I'm sure he's here to keep the oil from flowing. Annoying.

Troops are moving from Palembang now and winding up along the Western Borneo coast to Luzon. No sub sightings near these convoys yet.

CHINA: At Changsha the forts went down to 3 during the DA today, but it achieved only a 1:1. Our troops are still looking good, and with the forts at 3 I think it's time to shock. Fingers crossed.

Troops North of Sian are beginning a river crossing. He looks like he's sending more troops to the clear hex we're crossing toward. That could be a good thing, as the Chinese don't do well in the clear against armor, and this is 550 AV armor plus 2500 AV infantry.

BURMA: Some supply is flowing in and the Brits now seem to be moving all of the way back to Toungoo. The plan is to get all IJA units railed to Prome, which he might not notice until they're actually moving on his unit holding that road. This could give me a head-start up the road, by-passing Toungoo and heading for the Central plains. I'll move the 1100 AV of 5 Thai divisions up the road to Toungoo, hoping he thinks for a time that this is the main army. They can also fill in if he turns and runs. Mandalay is the goal, as well as relieving and supporting my rail block next to Lashio by moving a few Thai units up the road behind Taung Gyi. I'll try to miss Magwe so I have time to get a base force up behind the main troops and install it immediately to get air cover for the oil.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 07, 42
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Submarine attack near Sydney at 91,168

Japanese Ships
SS I-2

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

xAK Lowana is sighted by SS I-2
SS I-2 launches 2 torpedoes

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Sub attack near Maryborough at 97,157

Japanese Ships
SS I-17, hits 6

Allied Ships
xAK Lena Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Mathew Luckenbach
AM Wollongong

SS I-17 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Lena Luckenbach
AM Wollongong fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Wollongong attacking submerged sub ....
AM Wollongong cannot reach attack position over SS I-17
Escort abandons search for sub

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 70976 troops, 597 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 2308

Defending force 19064 troops, 131 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 480

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 1274

Allied adjusted defense: 731

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
2557 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 237 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled



Allied ground losses:
2110 casualties reported
Squads: 55 destroyed, 92 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Guns lost 29 (3 destroyed, 26 disabled)


Assaulting units:
55th Infantry Brigade
3rd Division
57th Infantry Brigade
40th Division
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
34th Division
6th Division
61st Infantry Brigade
11th Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

Defending units:
37th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at Djambi (48,88)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3488 troops, 27 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 106

Defending force 2633 troops, 51 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 78

Allied adjusted assault: 3

Japanese adjusted defense: 49

Allied assault odds: 1 to 16 (fort level 2)

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

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


Allied ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
NS KNIL Territory Regiment
Korps Marechausee Battalion

Defending units:
2nd/B Division
2nd/C Div /1
55th Const Co
21st JAAF AF Bn
4th JAAF AF Coy

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Bombing has been very specifically directed and fairly effective this time around. I'm not sending quite as many 2E bombing fleets in China, and I have some Sally and Lily groups in both Burma and the DEI.
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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 1/30/2013 12:13:01 PM   
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SUBS: No more action from our hunters and his seem to have left eh area around Singapore.

DEI: Troops are moving on Sabang. Looks like Christmas Island IO is empty. That's nice.

CHINA: Changsha falls to a shock. The Chinese retreat toward Changteh. Now I'll work toward Henyang.

The AVG gets crushed on the ground at Chengteh. This is the difficulty with bringing them into forward positions in China. He can jump my bombers, but i can nail the base the next day. Sallys also have a good strike on Sian. Troops here seem easy to work-over even in the base which must have some forts. The clear hex is good. In a few days I'll have to try a DA South of Sian on the roadblock force. I expect this to go badly, but it must be attempted. We have a 2:1 AV advantage now, but it's rough and the Chinese have forts. I'll most likely have to starve them out.

PI: Troops are flooding in. Artillery will start bombarding again soon.

PACIFIC: There isn't much going on here. I'm thinking of leaving Wake to the Allies hoping for an offensive here rather than elsewhere. It'll be different anyway.

BURMA: The Allies appear to be LR CAPing their troops near Prome, leading to small air skirmishes. We came out at 2:1 today. The troops are now assembling in Prome and will move forward soon. The Thai troops are preparing to move forward to create deception on the road to Toungoo, hoping to keep the Brit blockade there.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 8, 42
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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 25
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12
Ki-51 Sonia x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
145 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled

Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 3

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

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Morning Air attack on Changteh , at 81,50

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 45
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
H81-A3: 5 damaged
H81-A3: 3 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 21
Airbase supply hits 9
Runway hits 65

Aircraft Attacking:
24 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 1st Raiding Regiment, at 56,50 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed


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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 68732 troops, 597 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 2102

Defending force 17464 troops, 128 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 311

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 3182

Allied adjusted defense: 645

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Changsha !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
2368 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 322 disabled

Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Guns lost 19 (1 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
6991 casualties reported
Squads: 323 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 122 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 101 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 72 (58 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Units retreated 5

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
40th Division
6th Division
55th Infantry Brigade
57th Infantry Brigade
3rd Division
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
34th Division
61st Infantry Brigade
11th Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

Defending units:
37th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 64771 troops, 593 guns, 168 vehicles, Assault Value = 2232

Defending force 54302 troops, 429 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1318

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

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


Assaulting units:
104th Division
17th Division
22nd Division
116th Division
39th Division
115th Infantry Regiment
21st Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
70th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
9th War Area
7th War Area
27th Group Army
19th Group Army
23rd Group Army
32nd Group Army
3rd War Area
25th Group Army
29th Group Army
12th Group Army
72nd Chinese Corps

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Production as caught up to demand now and there is a small pool of A6M2. Units are filling out.
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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 1/30/2013 2:16:38 PM   
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SUBS: The I-164 missed the S-40 with 4 TT. Truant takes 5 hits from ASW DDs, but none looks serious. CM Abdiel was hit and sunk on the way to Port Blair.

DEI: Troops take Saumlaki.

CHINA: The main Japanese Army North of Sian shocked across a river and crushed the Chinese opposition of five Corps. Almost 700 infantry squads destroyed, plus many more of everything disabled. This army will take a day to rest, then pursue the Chinese north, leaving a good contingent to protect the LOC just outside Sian.

BURMA: Some Wirraways were nailed on the 9th that had been bombing our tanks near Lashio, probably just for training. He lost about 7 today.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 9, 1942
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Sub vs Sub: SS I-164 attacking SS S-40 at 30,52 - near Koggala

Japanese Ships
SS I-164

Allied Ships
SS S-40

SS I-164 launches 4 torpedoes at 3,000 yards

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Amphibious Assault at Saumlaki (78,117)

TF 156 troops unloading over beach at Saumlaki, 78,117

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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 64
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12
Ki-51 Sonia x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
531 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 46 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 18

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

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Morning Air attack on 14th Tank Regiment, at 61,46 , near Lashio

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 6



Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 10


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wirraway: 3 destroyed, 5 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Wirraway bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 100 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

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ASW attack near Terempa at 55,83

Japanese Ships
DD Harusame
DD Mikazuki
DD Kikuzuki

Allied Ships
SS Truant, hits 5

SS Truant launches 2 torpedoes at DD Harusame
DD Mikazuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kikuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 10, 1942
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Sub attack near Little Andaman at 39,54

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
CM Abdiel, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

SS I-158 launches 2 torpedoes
Sub escapes detection


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Ground combat at 83,40 (near Sian)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 82500 troops, 597 guns, 1222 vehicles, Assault Value = 3282

Defending force 39987 troops, 196 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1625

Japanese adjusted assault: 3549

Allied adjusted defense: 259

Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
4569 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 383 disabled

Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 74 disabled
Vehicles lost 30 (3 destroyed, 27 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
25478 casualties reported
Squads: 674 destroyed, 329 disabled
Non Combat: 456 destroyed, 112 disabled
Engineers: 49 destroyed, 26 disabled
Guns lost 109 (57 destroyed, 52 disabled)

Units retreated 5

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
36th Division
41st Division
10th Tank Regiment
28th Engineer Regiment
15th Division
27th Division
20th Recon Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
59th Infantry Brigade
11th Tank Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
8th Engineer Regiment
1st Engineer Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
26th Recon Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
57th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
82nd Chinese Corps
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Having played into 44 in my other game it's nice to come back here and realize how useful the Oscar Ic can be with it's long range and maneuverability. It stands up to all in the beginning, but not for long.
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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 2/4/2013 1:24:34 AM   
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SUBS: Very few DDs in the DEI now. No hits either way.

DEI: Sabang is about to be invested. The Dutch will soon be pushed out of Djambi and Tilitjap. Off Sumatra Siboroet will be landed by an AF Coy with 12 AV. Koepang is being bombed but will have to wait for more troops from Java once that is over.

CHINA: The IJAAF concentrates on Henyang and gets the Chinese troops disrupted for the coming attack. All troops are in place and I'll DA on the 14th. Sian is hit to keep the fort building suppressed. Torsten also suicides some more units across the river into Changsha. He's really interested in getting them off the board and back to Chunking I see. In this game I'm fine with that because we have the agreement to create a CHinese safe zone in the central plains unit 1/44 should I get that far, plus wiping them makes it easier to get that far!

The heavy troops that shocked over there river near Sian are resting but I sent the armor ahead to harry the retreating Chinese.

PI: Troops flooding across the seas past Borneo toward Luzon.

BURMA: Most IJA troops have railed into Prome and will begin to move toward the center on the road to Magwe. Not much going on these three days here.

WEST OZ: Broome is invaded by a fast transport carrying a Naval Guard unit. This should be able to take both Broome and Derby, then will function as Broome's garrison. I'll fly in a small AF Coy and a Jake unit to provide some needed early warning over here.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 11, 1942
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Morning Air attack on Hengyang , at 80,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 93
Ki-51 Sonia x 19

No Japanese losses

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

Airbase hits 25
Airbase supply hits 10
Runway hits 43

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

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Afternoon Air attack on 99th Chinese Corps, at 80,53 (Hengyang)

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 45
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 17
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
358 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 40 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


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


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 12, 1942
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Pre-Invasion action off Broome (62,127)

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
CA Tone
CL Kitakami
CL Sendai
DD Karii
DD Asashio
DD Amatsukaze
DD Isokaze
DD Hatsukaze


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


CA Mogami firing at Broome RAN Base Force

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Morning Air attack on Hengyang , at 80,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 42
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 46
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 89
Ki-51 Sonia x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
424 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 61 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 36

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
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Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 64951 troops, 593 guns, 168 vehicles, Assault Value = 2752

Defending force 53688 troops, 429 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1281

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

Assaulting units:
116th Division
115th Infantry Regiment
22nd Division
104th Division
34th Division
13th Tank Regiment
17th Division
39th Division
7th Tank Regiment
21st Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
8th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
9th War Area
3rd War Area
25th Group Army
23rd Group Army
19th Group Army
27th Group Army
12th Group Army
29th Group Army
32nd Group Army
7th War Area
72nd Chinese Corp


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 13, 1942
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Morning Air attack on Hengyang , at 80,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 72
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 33
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 58
Ki-51 Sonia x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
509 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 57 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 25

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

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Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 65020 troops, 593 guns, 168 vehicles, Assault Value = 3193

Defending force 53334 troops, 429 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1260

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

Assaulting units:
39th Division
116th Division
22nd Division
34th Division
6th Division
13th Tank Regiment
115th Infantry Regiment
17th Division
104th Division
7th Tank Regiment
21st Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
86th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
7th War Area
29th Group Army
19th Group Army
12th Group Army
27th Group Army
9th War Area
32nd Group Army
25th Group Army
3rd War Area
23rd Group Army
72nd Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Broome (62,127)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1468 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 282 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 20

Allied adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 10 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Broome !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
154 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled

Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
15th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Broome RAN Base Force

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The Lily has just about reached it's retirement age. Soon I'll shut down the factory and begin shifting these units to the Helen 1.
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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 2/4/2013 11:57:02 AM   
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14 - 16 April 1942
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We're now ahead of my AAR by about three weeks! It's sometimes tough to piece together what was going on, but I'll try to get a decent idea of it down.

SUBS: The three subs around Hawaii have had little success and are now moving to a more southerly patrol. APDs come out to get them but can't get a hit. I have only about two on the West coast, as most patrol the IO or the Coral Sea as early warning against Allied CV or surface movements.

DEI: Taberfane is taken. Boela and Babar as well. Sabang is also captured and the three base forces left in Northern Sumatra booted out and left to starve. Tilitjap is captured and the three remaining Dutch units on Java are destroyed. This frees these units to move to Koepang.

CHINA: A DA at Henyang gets the forts to 3 and a 3:1 result. The base falls on the 15th and massive Chinese troop casualties mean they will not be an effective fighting force any longer. They did retreat toward Psingiang and I'll have to maneuver back around them with armor and other troops so they don't spread out and get in the way later.

The armor up north gets two consecutive 1:1 DAs but disables 1100+ infantry for the price of 100 or so tanks destroyed or disabled. The divisions will now move in and add to the fun. It's possible, judging by what it seems he has here, that this flanking force could move all of the way to capturing Lanchow before doubling back and going for Sian. Shutting off the fuel for Chunking will help everything here.

BURMA: The more recon I do here the more it seems Torsten has brought a LOT of free troops to Burma, and bought out a bunch of Chinese and Indian units to use here. He's bringing a blockade to stop my movement from Prome it seems. A monior air battle saw P-40s get handled by CAP of Zeros and Oscars.

WEST OZ: Darwin is bombed by Nells, who get a few port hits and some on the airfields over these three days. A ship was listed in port, and if it's an ACM I'd like to remove it. Some Hudsons, Cats and Wirrraways are destroyed and damaged on the field on the 16th.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 14, 42
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Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 90893 troops, 799 guns, 394 vehicles, Assault Value = 3218

Defending force 53495 troops, 429 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1269

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 1257

Allied adjusted defense: 333

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
2514 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 406 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 40 disabled
Vehicles lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
5643 casualties reported
Squads: 92 destroyed, 174 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 392 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 67 (10 destroyed, 57 disabled)


Assaulting units:
22nd Division
104th Division
6th Division
115th Infantry Regiment
39th Division
34th Division
13th Tank Regiment
17th Division
116th Division
7th Tank Regiment
21st Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
28th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
23rd Group Army
25th Group Army
12th Group Army
9th War Area
19th Group Army
32nd Group Army
27th Group Army
7th War Area
29th Group Army
3rd War Area
72nd Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Sabang (44,70)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3366 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 176

Defending force 536 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 8

Assaulting units:
112th Infantry Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
Sabang Base Force
Langsa Base Force
Medan Base Force

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Ground combat at Boela (80,110)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 968 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 48

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 20

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Boela !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
42nd Naval Guard Unit

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 15, 42
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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 106 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
G3M2 Nell x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 3 damaged

Port hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Hengyang , at 80,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 51
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 78
Ki-51 Sonia x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
669 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 80 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 37

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

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Ground combat at 82,39 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 47027 troops, 340 guns, 1190 vehicles, Assault Value = 1943

Defending force 28319 troops, 135 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1218

Japanese adjusted assault: 1367

Allied adjusted defense: 757

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1116 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 87 disabled

Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 81 (5 destroyed, 76 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
4135 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 682 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 44 (3 destroyed, 41 disabled)


Assaulting units:
5th Tank Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
10th Tank Regiment
15th Division
3rd Tank Regiment
36th Division
27th Division
20th Recon Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
26th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
41st Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Tjilatjap (51,102)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6913 troops, 62 guns, 146 vehicles, Assault Value = 326

Defending force 3009 troops, 23 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 83

Japanese adjusted assault: 182

Allied adjusted defense: 19

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tjilatjap !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
3339 casualties reported
Squads: 100 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 266 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 28 (28 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (10 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Units destroyed 3

Assaulting units:
8th Tank Regiment
Kure 2nd SNLF
82nd Naval Guard Unit
53rd Naval Guard Unit
Sasebo 8th SNLF

Defending units:
5th Coastal Gun Battalion
Van Altena Battalion
Tjilitap Base Force

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Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 87292 troops, 799 guns, 394 vehicles, Assault Value = 2843

Defending force 48018 troops, 409 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 946

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 1330

Allied adjusted defense: 229

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Hengyang !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1441 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 157 disabled

Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Vehicles lost 41 (3 destroyed, 38 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
16920 casualties reported
Squads: 381 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 913 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 114 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 124 (66 destroyed, 58 disabled)
Units retreated 23


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment
6th Division
115th Infantry Regiment
22nd Division
39th Division
116th Division
17th Division
104th Division
34th Division
7th Tank Regiment
21st Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
8th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
32nd Group Army
25th Group Army
9th War Area
3rd War Area
7th War Area
28th Chinese Corps
12th Group Army
46th Chinese Corps
19th Group Army
29th Group Army
27th Group Army
23rd Group Army
72nd Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Sabang (44,70)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4715 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 176

Defending force 486 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 8

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 136

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 136 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sabang !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
352 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (10 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
112th Infantry Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
Sabang Base Force
Langsa Base Force
Medan Base Force

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Ground combat at Taberfane (82,117)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1451 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 59

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 59 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Taberfane !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:

Assaulting units:
41st Naval Guard Unit

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 16, 42
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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 94 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
G3M2 Nell x 21



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 6 damaged
Hudson I: 2 destroyed on ground
Wirraway: 5 damaged
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
21 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 Toungoo , at 57,50

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 6 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 1000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Prome , at 55,50

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

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

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (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
64th Sentai Det with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes

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Ground combat at 82,39 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 46088 troops, 338 guns, 1186 vehicles, Assault Value = 1841

Defending force 24588 troops, 132 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 732

Japanese adjusted assault: 1008

Allied adjusted defense: 787

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1090 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 79 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 125 (7 destroyed, 118 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
4106 casualties reported
Squads: 143 destroyed, 430 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 58 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 33 (13 destroyed, 20 disabled)


Assaulting units:
10th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
15th Division
12th Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
36th Division
3rd Tank Regiment
27th Division
9th Tank Regiment
20th Recon Regiment
26th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
90th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at 79,55 (near Hengyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1250 troops, 4 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 56

Defending force 412 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

Japanese adjusted assault: 42

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
134 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
9th Armored Car Co
51st Recon Regiment

Defending units:
78th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Babar (76,117)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 891 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 10

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Babar !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:

Assaulting units:
41st JNAF AF Unit

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Armor pushes north along the good roads into the mountains and is unstoppable versus Chinese infantry. I feel almost guilty for using it, but it is there, and I certainly will feel the other side in 43-45 agains the Allied Grants and Shermans.
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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 2/5/2013 10:37:43 AM   
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SUBS: A Dutch sub sinks an xAK near Phuket. We take out an xAKL near Carnarvon with the I-30 shooting it out on the surface.

DEI: Sibolga is taken by a naval guard which will stay to garrison for now. The Allied force at Djambi is removed by our half-strength division. It's plenty here and will chase down the shattered Dutch units. The Dutch previously at Palembang shock into Praebemolih but get a 1:10 and are knocked around. It should have been worse, but my troops here aren't great. Just enough.

CHINA: Forces near Sian moving up the road toward Lanchow get a decisive 1:1, where our troops take only a few disablements and the Chinese are crushed, even if not pushed back. This is good as the next attack will likely do even more damage. Many times I notice other players using shock attacks at this point, but I often think a DA is better at slowly but effectively reducing enemy strength, increasing their disruption and fatigue, while keeping my own forces in better shape with fewer losses.

The AVG jump some bombers. We lose about 12 as the sweeps come in after, but Oscars do alright and get even results on the day in A to A.

PI: Troops finally al move into Clark and bombard. The heavy siege guns do their job. The Allies are still strong here even though they're nearly out of supply evidenced by a complete lack of flak over the base. I'll bombard for a bit before trying a DA.

BURMA: Troops shuffle around to Prome and move into the jungle up the road. Allied troops block the road to Toungoo but haven't moved back to the center yet.

WEST OZ: The fast transports heading back sink and AM near Darwin and bombard the base.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 17, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Darwin at 76,124, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
CA Mogami
CL Sendai
CL Kitakami
DD Hatsukaze
DD Isokaze
DD Amatsukaze
DD Urakaze
DD Asashio
DD Karii

Allied Ships
AM Colac, Shell hits 6, and is sunk

Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 3% moonlight: 4,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 4,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
AM Colac sunk by CA Mogami at 3,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

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Night Naval bombardment of Darwin at 76,124 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

39 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
CA Tone
CL Kitakami, Shell hits 1
CL Sendai

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6

E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Mogami
Emery Point Fortress firing at CA Mogami
CL Sendai firing at Emery Point Fortress

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 18, 42
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Night Naval bombardment of Port Blair at 46,58

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu
CL Nagara

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 8
Port hits 2
Port supply hits 2

CL Isuzu firing at 5/14th Punjab Battalion
CL Nagara firing at Port Blair

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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 47
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9
Ki-51 Sonia x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 40
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 35

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

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Ground combat at 82,39 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 44865 troops, 337 guns, 1113 vehicles, Assault Value = 1780

Defending force 21312 troops, 121 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 416

Japanese adjusted assault: 1032

Allied adjusted defense: 627

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
788 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 49 disabled

Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 54 (5 destroyed, 49 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
4534 casualties reported
Squads: 295 destroyed, 222 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 80 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 31 (9 destroyed, 22 disabled)


Assaulting units:
9th Tank Regiment
27th Division
8th Recon Regiment
20th Recon Regiment
36th Division
11th Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
10th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
15th Division
26th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
90th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Djambi (48,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5820 troops, 148 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 258

Defending force 3413 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 102

Japanese adjusted assault: 97

Allied adjusted defense: 21

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
141 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1334 casualties reported
Squads: 45 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 41 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
2nd/A Division
2nd/B Division
2nd/C Div /1
21st JAAF AF Bn
5th Mortar Battalion
55th Const Co
4th JAAF AF Coy

Defending units:
NS KNIL Territory Regiment
Korps Marechausee Battalion

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Ground combat at Praboemoelih (48,92)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 11594 troops, 100 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 336

Defending force 10599 troops, 92 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 266

Allied adjusted assault: 17

Japanese adjusted defense: 185

Allied assault odds: 1 to 10 (fort level 1)

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

Japanese ground losses:
517 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 58 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1082 casualties reported
Squads: 34 destroyed, 80 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 31 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
2nd KNIL Regiment
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
Riouw KNIL Battalion
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Barisan KNIL Regiment
1st Regt Cavalerie
6th KNIL Regiment
Zuid KNIL Battalion
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
1st KNIL Regiment
2/15 Punjab Battalion
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Marinier Battalion
Bengkalis Base Force
1st KNIL AA Battalion
Palembang Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
65th Brigade
4th/A Division

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 19, 42
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Submarine attack near Carnarvon at 48,131

Japanese Ships
SS I-30

Allied Ships
xAKL Chungking, Shell hits 37, heavy fires, heavy damage

xAKL Chungking is sighted by SS I-30
SS I-30 attacking on the surface
SS I-30 low on gun ammo, Koeu, K. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

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Morning Air attack on Changteh , at 81,50

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 19
Ki-51 Sonia x 21

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 destroyed
Ki-51 Sonia: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged


No Allied losses

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 31

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

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Morning Air attack on Changteh , at 81,50

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 1

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

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Afternoon Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 27

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 25

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

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 4 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/3rd Sqn with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 17 on standby, 2 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes

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Sub attack near Phuket at 48,68

Japanese Ships
xAK Syoan Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch 27
xAK Toyama Maru
PB Syozui Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXIII

SS KXIII launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Syoan Maru
KXIII diving deep ....
PB Syozui Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Syozui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Ground combat at 81,53 (near Changsha)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 23630 troops, 226 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 681

Defending force 32905 troops, 338 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 525

Japanese adjusted assault: 537

Allied adjusted defense: 56

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), leaders(-), disruption(-), experience(-)
supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
536 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 70 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1981 casualties reported
Squads: 48 destroyed, 65 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 71 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 46 (26 destroyed, 20 disabled)


Assaulting units:
3rd Division
40th Division

Defending units:
49th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
28th Chinese Corps
7th War Area
46th Chinese Corps
23rd Group Army
29th Group Army
9th War Area
12th Group Army
32nd Group Army
25th Group Army
27th Group Army
19th Group Army
72nd Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 60454 troops, 978 guns, 553 vehicles, Assault Value = 2392

Defending force 62177 troops, 842 guns, 758 vehicles, Assault Value = 2313

Japanese ground losses:
82 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
115 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (2 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Assaulting units:
2nd Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
48th Division
5th Division
38th Division
16th Division
33rd Division
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
21st PA Infantry Division
Subic Bay Defenses
93rd PA Infantry Regiment
4th Marine Regiment
1st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
192nd Tank Battalion
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
91st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
31st PA Infantry Division
73rd PA Infantry Regiment
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
41st PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
11th PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
2nd PA Constabulary Division
USAFFE
Provisional GMC Grp
1st PI Base Force
II Philippine Corps
1st USMC AA Battalion
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
I Philippine Corps
Far East USAAF
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Cavite USN Base Force
PAF Aviation
Manila USAAF Base Force
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
202nd PA Construction Battalion
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
Asiatic Fleet
201st PA Construction Battalion
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

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Ground combat at Sibolga (44,79)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1463 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 11

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sibolga !!!

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

Assaulting units:
44th Naval Guard Unit

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Glad to see that this AAR is still going. I am enjoying reading on how you are progressing with a less than ideal force composition after the first few days of the game. I also admire the fact that you are continuing the game and plan on a 1944.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: MateDow

Glad to see that this AAR is still going. I am enjoying reading on how you are progressing with a less than ideal force composition after the first few days of the game. I also admire the fact that you are continuing the game and plan on a 1944.


Thanks for the note. It's been great to run through a bunch of turns as Torsten has had some time lately. Now I have to run through and get this updated.

I'll play it to the bitter end if the turns keep coming!

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20 - 22 April 1942
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DEI: Christmas Island IO is taken. The Dutch at Prabemolih are pushed back. Now all that's left is mop-up.

CHINA: Troops up North did shock today after getting the Chinese worn down, netting another 400 infantry squads and crushing this force that looks to be the only thing between us and Lanchow. The tanks suffered a bit. In the South a surrounded force wasn't quite surrounded and managed to get a retreat, so now I have to chase them down again.

On the road to Sian I tried a DA. I knew it wouldn't be good, but didn't expect 1500 disabled infantry! That starting with a 2:1 AV advantage and of course an advantage in experience and leadership. Not here in this +3 rough forest though. More waiting now.

PI: Bombardments go well. His supply is definitely low.

BURMA: Air strikes hit Prome but the IJN zeros still here deal with them well. Quite a few British bombers taken out on the day. My blocking force near Lashio is taken off the rail. Maneuver happening as I think now he's noticed the major force moving through Prome toward Magwe.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 20, 42
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Amphibious Assault at Christmas Island IO (45,104)

TF 312 troops unloading over beach at Christmas Island IO, 45,104

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of 82nd Nav Gd
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 82nd Nav Gd
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 82nd Nav Gd /2


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Ground combat at 82,39 (near Sian)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 44658 troops, 337 guns, 1109 vehicles, Assault Value = 1769

Defending force 18244 troops, 108 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 273

Japanese adjusted assault: 2109

Allied adjusted defense: 457

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1011 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 75 disabled

Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 95 (22 destroyed, 73 disabled)
Units pursuing 1


Allied ground losses:
10351 casualties reported
Squads: 382 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 473 destroyed, 71 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 27 (24 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Units retreated 5

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
5th Tank Regiment
27th Division
9th Tank Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
36th Division
12th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
20th Recon Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
10th Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
15th Division
26th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
41st Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at 81,53 (near Changsha)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 23179 troops, 226 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 634

Defending force 31471 troops, 319 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 438

Japanese adjusted assault: 429

Allied adjusted defense: 30

Japanese assault odds: 14 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
936 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 100 disabled

Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2815 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 62 disabled
Non Combat: 214 destroyed, 75 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 23 (5 destroyed, 18 disabled)
Units destroyed 2



Assaulting units:
3rd Division
40th Division

Defending units:
28th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
12th Group Army
3rd War Area
9th War Area
23rd Group Army
27th Group Army
32nd Group Army
25th Group Army
46th Chinese Corps
7th War Area
29th Group Army
19th Group Army
49th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 72446 troops, 1098 guns, 587 vehicles, Assault Value = 2397

Defending force 62029 troops, 838 guns, 758 vehicles, Assault Value = 2289

Allied ground losses:
83 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 111448 troops, 1048 guns, 154 vehicles, Assault Value = 3991

Defending force 64045 troops, 370 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2455

Japanese adjusted assault: 1931

Allied adjusted defense: 6913

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
8652 casualties reported
Squads: 133 destroyed, 1515 disabled Ouch!!
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 107 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 103 disabled
Guns lost 72 (3 destroyed, 69 disabled)



Allied ground losses:
3476 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 234 disabled

Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 105 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 22 (1 destroyed, 21 disabled)


Assaulting units:
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
110th Division
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
32nd Division
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Infantry Regiment
35th Division
11th Indpt Infantry Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
13th Army
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
12th Army
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
42nd Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
8th Route Army
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
47th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
1st War Area
Jingcha War Area
4th Group Army
39th Group Army

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 60534 troops, 978 guns, 555 vehicles, Assault Value = 2408

Defending force 61950 troops, 837 guns, 758 vehicles, Assault Value = 2273


Allied ground losses:
89 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

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Morning Air attack on 1st Tank Regiment, at 56,50 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P-40E Warhawk sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on 1st Tank Regiment, at 56,50 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5
Ki-44 Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44 Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on 21st Division, at 56,50 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 6 damaged

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

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Morning Air attack on 6th Tank Regiment, at 56,50 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged

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

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Morning Air attack on 6th Tank Regiment, at 56,50 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 11

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 60617 troops, 978 guns, 556 vehicles, Assault Value = 2418

Defending force 61826 troops, 836 guns, 758 vehicles, Assault Value = 2260

Allied ground losses:
121 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

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Ground combat at Praboemoelih (48,92)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14593 troops, 157 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 364

Defending force 11179 troops, 104 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 262

Japanese adjusted assault: 180

Allied adjusted defense: 33

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1

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

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

Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
3645 casualties reported
Squads: 139 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 147 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (5 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Units retreated 18


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
65th Brigade
4th/A Division
4th/B Division
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
Zuid KNIL Battalion
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
6th KNIL Regiment
Riouw KNIL Battalion
1st Regt Cavalerie
2nd KNIL Regiment
Barisan KNIL Regiment
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
1st KNIL Regiment
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
2/15 Punjab Battalion
1st KNIL AA Battalion
Bengkalis Base Force
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Marinier Battalion
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
Palembang Base Force

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Ground combat at 61,46 (near Lashio)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3170 troops, 26 guns, 281 vehicles, Assault Value = 183

Defending force 525 troops, 0 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 40

Allied adjusted assault: 159

Japanese adjusted defense: 7

Allied assault odds: 22 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 65 (37 destroyed, 28 disabled)
Units retreated 1

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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
7th Aus Div Cav Regiment
7th Armoured Brigade

Defending units:
14th Tank Regiment
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SUBS: The I-17 is hit lightly off of OZ.

DEI: Troops transfer to Soerabaja and begin loading for a trip to Timor. I've got an HQa set up in Dili now so Darwin will begin to get the business as Koepang is beyond shattered already.

CHINA: Another good DA above Sian. This time the 1:1 gives the Chinese a bunch of losses and only a few disablements for us. In the South I'm moving on Changteh. A shock follows and we move on North.

PI: The first DA. All goes well, in that we got a pounding but lowered the forts. That's all that I'm really concerned with. If each attack does that this'll be less than a month.

BURMA: In Burma our forces met a blocking force just outside of Prome. It was in good territory but hadn't built forts and looks to be low on supply. We struck first with a DA and got a 1:1 dishing out a bunch of punishment. I went for a day 2 DA right away, and got a 1:2 but even losses to both sides, which is greatly to our advantage with the larger force. We'll try again in a day or two. Nothing can get here quickly enough to save these troops.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 23, 42
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ASW attack near Bundaberg at 97,154

Japanese Ships
SS I-17, hits 3

Allied Ships
PG Swan

SS I-17 is sighted by escort
PG Swan attacking submerged sub ....
PG Swan cannot establish contact with SS I-17
Escort abandons search for sub

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Ground combat at 56,50 (near Prome)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 55398 troops, 480 guns, 306 vehicles, Assault Value = 1921

Defending force 21653 troops, 122 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 832

Japanese adjusted assault: 1100

Allied adjusted defense: 663

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1826 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 211 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Vehicles lost 34 (1 destroyed, 33 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
3053 casualties reported
Squads: 138 destroyed, 138 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 85 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 22 (1 destroyed, 21 disabled)


Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
18th Division
146th Infantry Regiment
21st Division
124th Infantry Regiment
143rd Infantry Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
16th Army

Defending units:
2nd Reserve Division
45th Indian Brigade
B Sqn 3rd Hussars Regiment
88th Chinese Division
Kowloon Brigade
66th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at 82,38 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 45273 troops, 340 guns, 1176 vehicles, Assault Value = 1754

Defending force 17131 troops, 109 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 416

Japanese adjusted assault: 1047

Allied adjusted defense: 529

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
923 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 100 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Vehicles lost 35 (1 destroyed, 34 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2825 casualties reported
Squads: 89 destroyed, 111 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 134 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 36 (15 destroyed, 21 disabled)



Assaulting units:
15th Division
9th Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
36th Division
11th Tank Regiment
20th Recon Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
10th Tank Regiment
27th Division
12th Tank Regiment
26th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
61st Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 24, 42
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Morning Air attack on 1st Tank Regiment, at 56,50 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10
Ki-44 Tojo x 4

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44 Tojo: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 1st Tank Regiment, at 56,50 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7
Ki-44 Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Ground combat at 56,50 (near Prome)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 53798 troops, 480 guns, 305 vehicles, Assault Value = 1743

Defending force 19308 troops, 119 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 629

Japanese adjusted assault: 875

Allied adjusted defense: 987

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1995 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 195 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 14 (2 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1994 casualties reported
Squads: 66 destroyed, 77 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 6 (3 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 16 (2 destroyed, 14 disabled)


Assaulting units:
144th Infantry Regiment
124th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
143rd Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
18th Division
21st Division
146th Infantry Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
16th Army

Defending units:
45th Indian Brigade
Kowloon Brigade
88th Chinese Division
B Sqn 3rd Hussars Regiment
66th Chinese Corps
2nd Reserve Division

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Ground combat at 81,53 (near Changsha)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22682 troops, 226 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 585

Defending force 24927 troops, 282 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 374

Japanese adjusted assault: 212

Allied adjusted defense: 19

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
458 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
8580 casualties reported
Squads: 448 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 532 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 58 (48 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Units retreated 12


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd Division
40th Division

Defending units:
65th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
9th War Area
7th War Area
25th Group Army

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Ground combat at 79,52 (near Shaoyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15257 troops, 140 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 534

Defending force 984 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 32

Japanese adjusted assault: 455

Allied adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 227 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)

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

Allied ground losses:
1034 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 26 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 29 (29 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
6th Division
102nd Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
3rd New Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 74112 troops, 1098 guns, 784 vehicles, Assault Value = 2424

Defending force 61596 troops, 835 guns, 758 vehicles, Assault Value = 2228

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 1383

Allied adjusted defense: 3343

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
10327 casualties reported
Squads: 33 destroyed, 826 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 113 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 78 disabled
Guns lost 137 (27 destroyed, 110 disabled)
Vehicles lost 138 (18 destroyed, 120 disabled)



Allied ground losses:
1558 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 177 disabled

Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Vehicles lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)

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Ground combat at 47,88 (near Djambi)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 6126 troops, 154 guns, 39 vehicles, Assault Value = 242

Defending force 2455 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Japanese adjusted assault: 69

Allied adjusted defense: 13

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
248 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
988 casualties reported
Squads: 42 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 36 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd Division
5th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
NS KNIL Territory Regiment
Korps Marechausee Battalion

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Ground combat at 82,38 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 44129 troops, 340 guns, 1087 vehicles, Assault Value = 1692

Defending force 14787 troops, 96 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 303

Japanese adjusted assault: 1972

Allied adjusted defense: 169

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
967 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 78 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Vehicles lost 72 (1 destroyed, 71 disabled)
Units pursuing 1


Allied ground losses:
8704 casualties reported
Squads: 323 destroyed, 128 disabled
Non Combat: 299 destroyed, 50 disabled
Engineers: 23 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 36 (28 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units retreated 6


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment
27th Division
10th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
36th Division
15th Division
20th Recon Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
26th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
29th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5046 troops, 38 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 730

Defending force 1425 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Japanese adjusted assault: 79

Allied adjusted defense: 9

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
585 casualties reported
Squads: 30 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
55th Infantry Brigade
17th Division
13th Tank Regiment
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
58th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Pingsiang (82,54)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14455 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 515

Defending force 2205 troops, 13 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 8

Japanese adjusted assault: 439

Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 62 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
1109 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 126 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 3


Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
61st Infantry Brigade
57th Infantry Brigade
7th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
49th Chinese Corps
19th Group Army
3rd War Area
23rd Group Army
27th Group Army
29th Group Army


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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1640 troops, 204 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3033

Defending force 62230 troops, 369 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2256

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



Assaulting units:
32nd Division
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Infantry Regiment
13th/B Division
35th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th/A Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
11th Indpt Infantry Regiment
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
110th Division
13th/C Division
North China Area Army
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Army
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
12th Army
13th Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
47th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
96th Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
8th Route Army
42nd Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
4th Group Army
Jingcha War Area
1st War Area
39th Group Army


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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5590 troops, 444 guns, 329 vehicles, Assault Value = 1706

Defending force 60378 troops, 835 guns, 756 vehicles, Assault Value = 2085


Allied ground losses:
86 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 25, 42
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Ground combat at 82,38 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 44129 troops, 340 guns, 1087 vehicles, Assault Value = 1692

Defending force 14787 troops, 96 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 303

Japanese adjusted assault: 1972

Allied adjusted defense: 169

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
967 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 78 disabled

Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Vehicles lost 72 (1 destroyed, 71 disabled)
Units pursuing 1

Allied ground losses:
8704 casualties reported
Squads: 323 destroyed, 128 disabled
Non Combat: 299 destroyed, 50 disabled
Engineers: 23 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 36 (28 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Units retreated 6

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment
27th Division
10th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
36th Division
15th Division
20th Recon Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
26th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
29th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5046 troops, 38 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 730

Defending force 1425 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Japanese adjusted assault: 79

Allied adjusted defense: 9

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
585 casualties reported
Squads: 30 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
55th Infantry Brigade
17th Division
13th Tank Regiment
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
58th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Pingsiang (82,54)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14455 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 515

Defending force 2205 troops, 13 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 8

Japanese adjusted assault: 439

Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 62 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1109 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 126 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Units destroyed 3


Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
61st Infantry Brigade
57th Infantry Brigade
7th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
49th Chinese Corps
19th Group Army
3rd War Area
23rd Group Army
27th Group Army
29th Group Army


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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1640 troops, 204 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3033

Defending force 62230 troops, 369 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2256

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

Assaulting units:
32nd Division
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Infantry Regiment
13th/B Division
35th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th/A Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
11th Indpt Infantry Regiment
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
110th Division
13th/C Division
North China Area Army
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Army
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
12th Army
13th Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
47th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
96th Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
8th Route Army
42nd Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
4th Group Army
Jingcha War Area
1st War Area
39th Group Army

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5590 troops, 444 guns, 329 vehicles, Assault Value = 1706

Defending force 60378 troops, 835 guns, 756 vehicles, Assault Value = 2085


Allied ground losses:
86 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 2/7/2013 8:53:00 AM   
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DEI: Koepang troops loading. I'll send in the BBs first.

CHINA: More movements to the North. I'm getting troops to Changteh in the South. A lot of bombing of troops in Sian which is netting 500+ casualties a day.

PI: IJ divisions are healing and bombardment brings the Allies 15-20 points lower in AV each day.

PACIFIC: I'm not focusing much here. The doors are wide open. I'll just garrison and build in the hope he goes for the Solomons.

BURMA: After one bombardment and some aerial bombing (which seemingly did little) we decided based on the low supply modifier in the last battle to try another DA near Prome. It went exceedingly well, and achieved 6,000 Allied casualties out of a reported 22k troops. Unfortunately we couldn't follow it up as the Allies retreated through the jungle to Toungoo, a move which of course would have taken them about 12-15 days usually. My tanks set to reserve followed (an even more unlikely movement) getting all of the way to Toungoo and of course being unable to retreat from there in time to avoid being obliterated. This is the kind of thing that's not well thought out in the ground game, but it does work both ways.

The move and resulting attack does show that there is a lot of extra stuff in Burma, and this doesn't include the three Brit/Indian divisions which are sitting one hex away on the road. Three Aussie brigades, all of the buyable Chinese. A huge commitment. I'm getting the feeling he's been trying to keep Burma. While that is highly unlikely, it also might mean he's committing other forces into India on the way. I wonder if the US troops are coming too?

Our commitment here will be to continue to move around the main stack and try to block retreat long enough to bring in more force. I've saved up and I'm buying the 14th division out of Manchuria with 80 experience. That's about to move from Fusan to Rangoon. Another division is leaving the Palembang area on the way. Once Luzon is finished I'll assess how much of that is needed over here. There is still the possibility of a landing in India behind his main forces, but I need to know what is there first, so recon must get closer.

I'll push as if going to Magwe now, but I really want to see what he'll do, and I need to wait for a base force to use there.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 26, 42
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Ground combat at Pingsiang (82,54)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14428 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 568

Defending force 540 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 367

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 367 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
519 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 110 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
9th Armored Car Co
66th Infantry Regiment
57th Infantry Brigade
61st Infantry Brigade
51st Recon Regiment
7th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
27th Group Army
29th Group Army

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5631 troops, 452 guns, 331 vehicles, Assault Value = 1785

Defending force 60189 troops, 834 guns, 756 vehicles, Assault Value = 2071


Allied ground losses:
104 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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Ground combat at 56,50 (near Prome)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2897 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1677

Defending force 22163 troops, 205 guns, 68 vehicles, Assault Value = 657

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

Assaulting units:
143rd Infantry Regiment
146th Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
18th Division
124th Infantry Regiment
21st Division
Imperial Guards Division
144th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
16th Army

Defending units:
6th Chinese Corps
B Sqn 3rd Hussars Regiment
88th Chinese Division
Kowloon Brigade
45th Indian Brigade
66th Chinese Corps
2nd Reserve Division

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 27, 42
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Morning Air attack on 16th Army, at 56,50 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 17
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed

CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(17 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44 Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on 16th Army, at 56,50 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 17
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

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Ground combat at 79,52 (near Shaoyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15435 troops, 140 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 550

Defending force 245 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 506

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 506 to 1

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


Allied ground losses:
217 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 1



Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
6th Division
102nd Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
84th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at 56,50 (near Prome)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 49837 troops, 438 guns, 203 vehicles, Assault Value = 1704

Defending force 22236 troops, 205 guns, 68 vehicles, Assault Value = 665

Japanese adjusted assault: 934

Allied adjusted defense: 375

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
3001 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 231 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Units pursuing 2

Allied ground losses:
6305 casualties reported
Squads: 211 destroyed, 67 disabled
Non Combat: 286 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 21 (9 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 30 (28 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Units retreated 7

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
124th Infantry Regiment
21st Division
146th Infantry Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
18th Division
143rd Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
16th Army

Defending units:
88th Chinese Division
B Sqn 3rd Hussars Regiment
Kowloon Brigade
6th Chinese Corps
45th Indian Brigade
66th Chinese Corps
2nd Reserve Division

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5673 troops, 452 guns, 331 vehicles, Assault Value = 1855

Defending force 59964 troops, 834 guns, 755 vehicles, Assault Value = 2049

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

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 28, 42
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Amphibious Assault at Groote Eylandt (82,130)

TF 156 troops unloading over beach at Groote Eylandt, 82,130

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Amphibious Assault at Gove (82,127)

TF 290 troops unloading over beach at Gove, 82,127

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Morning Air attack on Katherine , at 76,128

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G3M2 Nell x 30

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 27

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Amphibious Assault at Babo (83,111)

TF 142 troops unloading over beach at Babo, 83,111

10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 47th JNAF AF Unit

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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1635 troops, 204 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3171

Defending force 62615 troops, 369 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2287

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

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5686 troops, 455 guns, 332 vehicles, Assault Value = 1908

Defending force 59717 troops, 832 guns, 755 vehicles, Assault Value = 2029

Allied ground losses:
150 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

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Ground combat at Toungoo (57,50)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 39224 troops, 467 guns, 397 vehicles, Assault Value = 1034

Defending force 666 troops, 0 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Allied adjusted assault: 886

Japanese adjusted defense: 3

Allied assault odds: 295 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 106 (86 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
195 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 11 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Railway BAF Battalion
88th Chinese Division
45th Indian Brigade
4th Burma Rifles Battalion
2/3rd MG Battalion
7/12 Frontier Force Battalion
4th Assam Rifles Battalion
1st Gloucestershire Battalion
18th Australian Brigade
36th Chinese Division
21st Australian Brigade
Kowloon Brigade
25th Australian Brigade
6th Chinese Corps
66th Chinese Corps

103rd RN Base Force
221 Group RAF
108th RAF Base Force
106th RAF Base Force
1st Burma Auxiliary AA Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
AVG Ground Echelon
107th RAF Base Force
2nd Reserve Division
35th Light AA Regiment
6th Burma Rifles Battalion
Rifles of Canada Bn /1

Defending units:
1st Tank Regiment

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I've decided not to build the A6M3 this time around and just use all of the factories to get the A6M3a more quickly. It's researching with 120 repaired factories now. I've also got the A6M5 going with 3 completely repaired factories. I also won't be going for the Sam as heavily this time. Not enough CVs to worry about that!
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SUBS: The I-164 is hit by Brit DDs and might not make it home from the Ceylon area.

DEI: Koepang forces are aboard ships. The BBs are heading in. Bombing of Darwin continues, netting the occasional Wirraway.

CHINA: The push North moves forward. I'm amazed my supply is holding up here. After each attack we go in to the red, but after a day it catches up. I've been leaving troops in every hex we pass by in order to make sure the path is clear.

PI: Just about ready for another DA here. The key to a successful siege seems to be patience, but timing is also important. Going in after a good bombardment yields better results in my experience.

BURMA: Port Blair is under constant watch and Sallys are working the fields on a daily milk run. They happened to notice an xAKL arriving yesterday and I sent in the cavalry, with our two CL SAG doing the dirty work.

P-40s continue to sweep over our troops getting 1:1 results. Near Magwe we even got ahold of some Fulmars trying to bomb the tank unit that is out ahead. The waves came in many chunks which the LR CAP didn't always get to, and the tanks suffered heavy losses. They'll have to get back into the shelter of the trees. On the 2nd it looks like he forgets to turn off two groups and zeros nab about 15 Hudsons and Blenheims flying with no escorts.

The Brit forces make a stab in our direction near Prome, but probably realizing the time it would take to get there, he stopped the movement.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR April 29, 42
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Amphibious Assault at Siberoet (42,85)

TF 34 troops unloading over beach at Siberoet, 42,85

10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 8th JNAF Coy

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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 76
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9
Ki-51 Sonia x 11

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

Allied ground losses:
566 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 71 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 15

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Morning Air attack on 108th RAF Base Force, at 57,50 (Toungoo)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 26

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 9 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 destroyed by flak

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

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5689 troops, 455 guns, 332 vehicles, Assault Value = 1946

Defending force 59502 troops, 828 guns, 755 vehicles, Assault Value = 2009

Allied ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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Ground combat at Derby (64,127)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1468 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 410 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

Japanese adjusted assault: 20

Allied adjusted defense: 10

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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


Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Assaulting units:
15th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Sorong Det. Base Force
Derby RAN Base Force

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Blair at 46,58, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
CL Isuzu
DD Hayashio
DD Oshio
DD Arashio
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
xAKL Lee Sang, Shell hits 14, and is sunk

Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 100% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Ohta, S. crosses the 'T'
CL Isuzu engages xAKL Lee Sang at 11,000 yards
DD Oshio engages xAKL Lee Sang at 5,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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ASW attack near Trivandrum at 26,45

Japanese Ships
SS I-164, hits 8, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Decoy
DD Electra

SS I-164 is located by DD Decoy
DD Electra fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Decoy attacking submerged sub ....
DD Decoy loses contact with SS I-164
DD Decoy fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on 6th Tank Regiment, at 57,48 , near Magwe

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 6th Tank Regiment, at 57,48 , near Magwe

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 6th Tank Regiment, at 57,48 , near Magwe

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Fulmar II: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Fulmar II bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 6th Tank Regiment, at 57,48 , near Magwe

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 16
A-29 Hudson x 4
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-26 Marauder x 13

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 23 (1 destroyed, 22 disabled)

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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Tank Regiment, at 57,48 , near Magwe

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 18
Ki-44 Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 11
B-18A Bolo x 2
B-17E Fortress x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-18A Bolo: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Tank Regiment, at 57,48 , near Magwe

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 18
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
Hudson IIIa x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson IIIa: 7 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Tank Regiment, at 57,48 , near Magwe

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 18
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged

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Ground combat at 82,53 (near Changsha)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20432 troops, 152 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 689

Defending force 18440 troops, 220 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 281

Japanese adjusted assault: 406

Allied adjusted defense: 153

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1355 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 120 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
5700 casualties reported
Squads: 202 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 401 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 73 (64 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Units retreated 12

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5725 troops, 456 guns, 333 vehicles, Assault Value = 2047

Defending force 59223 troops, 827 guns, 755 vehicles, Assault Value = 1987

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

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Morning Air attack on 6th Tank Regiment, at 57,48 , near Magwe

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 29
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 16
Ki-44 Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 7
Hudson I x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 4 destroyed
Hudson I: 6 destroyed


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Ground combat at Kungchang (81,36)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 41825 troops, 336 guns, 929 vehicles, Assault Value = 1528

Defending force 12934 troops, 82 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 279

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 987

Allied adjusted defense: 388

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
410 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2292 casualties reported
Squads: 99 destroyed, 67 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 23 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 10 (4 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Assaulting units:
10th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
15th Division
36th Division
27th Division
3rd Tank Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
26th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
35th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Cavalry Division
83rd Chinese Corps
6th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5717 troops, 457 guns, 333 vehicles, Assault Value = 2111

Defending force 58963 troops, 826 guns, 755 vehicles, Assault Value = 1961


Allied ground losses:
119 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

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In some economic news, the first small convoy to the HI left Singapore laden with fuel. I have a few CS convoys set up from Palembang, Miri and Medan, and I'm using Balikpapan for the fleets mostly. Soon I'll go all-in and commit the big boys. There are still a lot of subs in the DEI and our DDs are only just starting upgrades to more and better equipment. Plus the air groups are just now getting trained ASW pilots.
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I've got some time today, so I thought I'd try to catch up (almost) to where the game is currently.

DEI: BBs will hit Koepang tomorrow. Then they'll reload at Ambon and hook up with the amphib TF to move in on the Tarakan gun battery there.

CHINA: Changteh is captured. He left only one unit of any value in the base, and the rest is already moving back to Chikhiang. We're headed that way too.

Most of the Chinese air force and two sections of the AVG jumped our bombing runs on Chikhiang. I luckily had some zeros sweeping, but mostly rookie pilots operating them. They still came out even, and probably got the bulk of the fighters up high letting many bombers get through untouched down at 6k. Out of 60+ Lilys I lost 9 planes, which is good considering the commitment he had here. I then focused everything to see what I could finish off-rail and stuck on the ground, but there were severe storms over the base and my Sallys were ineffective.

PI: Another DA at Clark reduces the forts to 2 and gives the Allies some more serious casualties. Ours are not as bad either. Another 4-6 days and we'll go again.

BURMA: The 18th division invests Magwe and DAs against an armor brigade. Yet another unit committed here from India. We do almost nothing to the troops, but the forts are lowered to 2 and there are a bunch of negative modifiers in the report, so I'll keep it on tomorrow.

Elsewhere it looks like the Brits have moved back from the road blockade near Toungoo and into that base. They may be going into strat mode to either move into the center or bug out completely. There are about 10k troops in 7 units at Meiktila, 3.5k more at Mandalay in 3 units, and 3 more units at Shwebo. At Toungoo 110k are listed. Three supported divisions plus all of the stuff kicked off of the Prome road.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 3, 42
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Ground combat at Kungchang (81,36)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 41690 troops, 336 guns, 929 vehicles, Assault Value = 1512

Defending force 11362 troops, 79 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 155

Japanese adjusted assault: 1383

Allied adjusted defense: 154

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kungchang !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
186 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
4592 casualties reported
Squads: 101 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 229 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 31 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 20 (18 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Units retreated 4

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
15th Division
36th Division
11th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
10th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
27th Division
12th Tank Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
26th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
35th Chinese Corps
22nd Chinese Cavalry Division
83rd Chinese Corps
6th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at Changteh (81,50)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 84273 troops, 774 guns, 210 vehicles, Assault Value = 2771

Defending force 5826 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 189

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 1624

Allied adjusted defense: 143

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Changteh !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
865 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 73 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
3878 casualties reported
Squads: 50 destroyed, 111 disabled
Non Combat: 112 destroyed, 89 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 21 (5 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Units retreated 4

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
34th Division
22nd Division
40th Division
17th Division
116th Division
39th Division
104th Division
11th Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
23rd Army
21st Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
87th Chinese Corps
26th Group Army
33rd Group Army
26th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 71256 troops, 1093 guns, 782 vehicles, Assault Value = 2146

Defending force 58694 troops, 824 guns, 755 vehicles, Assault Value = 1939

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 1950

Allied adjusted defense: 2572

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
2766 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 435 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 73 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 49 disabled
Guns lost 98 (6 destroyed, 92 disabled)
Vehicles lost 70 (16 destroyed, 54 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1317 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 207 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 57 (11 destroyed, 46 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (3 destroyed, 11 disabled)


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Morning Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 25

Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 4
I-15-III x 19
H81-A3 x 7
Hawk 75M x 5
P-40E Warhawk x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
I-16-III: 1 destroyed
I-15-III: 1 destroyed
H81-A3: 1 destroyed
Hawk 75M: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 50



Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 1
I-15-III x 11
H81-A3 x 3
Hawk 75M x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 destroyed, 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Runway hits 2

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Morning Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 11

Allied aircraft
I-15-III x 8
H81-A3 x 3
Hawk 75M x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5649 troops, 457 guns, 333 vehicles, Assault Value = 1707

Defending force 57246 troops, 812 guns, 752 vehicles, Assault Value = 1746

Allied ground losses:
49 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 9 (5 destroyed, 4 disabled)

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Ground combat at 83,53 (near Wuchang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 19725 troops, 152 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 612

Defending force 13756 troops, 163 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 199

Japanese adjusted assault: 375

Allied adjusted defense: 160

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
928 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 59 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Allied ground losses:
4426 casualties reported
Squads: 216 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 330 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 32 (19 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Units retreated 12

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
57th Infantry Brigade
61st Infantry Brigade
66th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
8th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
9th War Area
25th Group Army
7th War Area
45th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5680 troops, 457 guns, 333 vehicles, Assault Value = 1773

Defending force 56996 troops, 807 guns, 748 vehicles, Assault Value = 1727

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

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Ground combat at Magwe (57,47)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13565 troops, 125 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 463

Defending force 3669 troops, 43 guns, 231 vehicles, Assault Value = 158

Japanese adjusted assault: 173

Allied adjusted defense: 118

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), preparation(-), fatigue(-), morale(-)
experience(-)

Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-)

Japanese ground losses:
621 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 43 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled

Allied ground losses:
93 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
18th Division

Defending units:
7th Armoured Brigade
104th RAF Base Force

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Junyo has now been completed and is awaiting escorts to move to Singapore and join the fleet. All other CVs are accelerated aside from Shinano, and I may convert all but one of the CS cruisers this time after the losses already encountered.
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SUBS: The Tautaug is nailed several times at Darwin.

DEI: Troops near Palembang are still holding out. I had a half strength division repulsed with a 1:2 today. I'll try again soon and move another half-strength brigade in.

Koepang is nailed successfully by naval forces. Now they are at Ambon and about to leave to join up with the transports.

CHINA: He has two road blocks set near Chikhiang. One on each road. Each across the river. I'll work on the base, and then I might go for it. I'll see if I can determine the strength of what is there as I bring in reinforcements.

Troops are nearing Lanchow. Only about 30k of weakened trips up here. The fuel is already cut-off to Chungking, so it'll just start getting worse for the KMT.

PI: Bombardments continue.

BURMA: Magwe is taken and the armor brigade routed. It was bombed and probably slowed, and Torsten wasn't happy about the system, thinking it should have been able to escape overnight. I'll wait here for more force to move in before continuing.

The next night Magwe is bombed. Several oil hits already. It's at 288(12) now. Oscars are there and will split, 1/3 going on night CAP.

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Night Naval bombardment of Koepang at 68,116

Japanese Ships
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato
CA Myoko
CA Maya
CA Takao

Allied ground losses:
251 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 9 (5 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 28
Port hits 16
Port supply hits 1

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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G3M2 Nell x 27

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
SS Tautog, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage One of the only ways to sink a sub in early 42 for Japan!

Port hits 7
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 33
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 33
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 43

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 4 damaged

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

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 26
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 13
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 28
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3

Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 damaged

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

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 23

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Ground combat at 81,35 (near Lanchow)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6560 troops, 6 guns, 761 vehicles, Assault Value = 1520

Defending force 614 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 384

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 384 to 1

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


Allied ground losses:
687 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 86 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
10th Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
36th Division
15th Division
8th Recon Regiment
27th Division
11th Tank Regiment
26th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
22nd Chinese Cavalry Division
83rd Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at 80,50 (near Changteh)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 73931 troops, 670 guns, 304 vehicles, Assault Value = 2537

Defending force 3199 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

Japanese adjusted assault: 1666

Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 238 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
3577 casualties reported
Squads: 154 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 155 destroyed, 53 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3
Units destroyed 1



Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
116th Division
17th Division
13th Tank Regiment
39th Division
34th Division
22nd Division
104th Division
23rd Army
11th Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
87th Chinese Corps
26th Group Army
33rd Group Army
26th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Magwe (57,47)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13112 troops, 125 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 417

Defending force 3731 troops, 76 guns, 231 vehicles, Assault Value = 163

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 319

Allied adjusted defense: 72

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Magwe !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), preparation(-), fatigue(-), morale(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
263 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
907 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 102 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 31 (11 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Vehicles lost 153 (143 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Units retreated 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
18th Division

Defending units:
7th Armoured Brigade
23rd British Bde /1
104th RAF Base Force

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5680 troops, 459 guns, 333 vehicles, Assault Value = 1821

Defending force 56774 troops, 802 guns, 748 vehicles, Assault Value = 1712


Allied ground losses:
81 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 12

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Blenheim IV bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 7

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 5

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 4

No Allied losses

Oil hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 6

No Allied losses

Oil hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4

No Allied losses

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

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 4

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 1

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 3

No Allied losses

Oil hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 5

No Allied losses

Oil hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 7

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Amphibious Assault at Exmouth (50,129)

TF 290 troops unloading over beach at Exmouth, 50,129

Japanese ground losses:
266 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 49 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)

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Morning Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 12

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 5

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5709 troops, 459 guns, 333 vehicles, Assault Value = 1866

Defending force 56491 troops, 793 guns, 748 vehicles, Assault Value = 1691


Allied ground losses:
120 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 21 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G3M2 Nell x 27

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
SS Tautog, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage

Port hits 4
Port supply hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5696 troops, 459 guns, 333 vehicles, Assault Value = 1916

Defending force 56277 troops, 789 guns, 747 vehicles, Assault Value = 1677

Allied ground losses:
41 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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Ground combat at 47,91 (near Palembang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6564 troops, 154 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 259

Defending force 9207 troops, 88 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 272

Japanese adjusted assault: 96

Allied adjusted defense: 131

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
248 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 26 (2 destroyed, 24 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
258 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 22 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd Division
5th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Zuid KNIL Battalion
Barisan KNIL Regiment
1st Regt Cavalerie
6th KNIL Regiment
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
Riouw KNIL Battalion
2nd KNIL Regiment
1st KNIL Regiment
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
Bengkalis Base Force
Palembang Base Force
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Marinier Battalion
1st KNIL AA Battalion
2/15 Punjab Battalion

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The South Pacific has so far been a bit of a vacation for the Japanese. No action, Little to do except build some revetments and keep the search planes in the air.
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Here is a map of the situation in Burma. I'll try to close the rail as soon as I'm sure I have enough around Magwe to fight off a concerted attack if he were to commit the 100k troops at Toungoo. Two divisions and five regiments are on the way. The Thais are being used to block the Southern area at Pegu, and at Prome in case there is any movement that direction that our recon is not showing.

There is the possibility he'll just get out altogether. It'll take a while to walk to India, so at the point when I know that could be happening, maybe I'll decide whether a landing there is possible.

So far Operation Python hasn't strangled the prey, but we've certainly squeezed it enough to weaken it and prepare for the next strike.

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In China the KMT has suffered horrendous losses, mainly due to a poorly prosecuted offensive early. Now the remaining units are pulling back to an inner perimeter around Chikhiang in the South. In the North Lanchow will be invested and taken soon. Then those IJA troops will move down to Sian and shock into the city from the clear side after extensive bombing.

The deep SW area is being evacuated around Kweilin, so I might move some troops down to fill the vacuum.

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SUBS: The Allied subs continue to take their toll. A supply carrying xAK is hit by S-39 near Phuket. A DMS was also lost in a big convoy carrying another division to Rangoon. The Sculpin hits an xAK near Iba.

DEI: Koepang is reinforced and it looks like we brought enough to do the job. No ships were lost this time due to strong BB support. The troops are a bit disrupted, not being fully prepped, so will need a few days to settle.

CHINA: The first combat at Lanchow gets a 2:1 but doesn't take the base, lowering the forts to 2. On the 11th after supply comes in we go again and take the base, ruining the remaining Chinese troops up here. Now much of this force will move back to go for Sian. A few tank rgts and engineer units will stay to garrison and harry the retreated Chinese.

PI: Bombardments continue to go well at Clark, continually lowering Allied forces here. On the 11th we DA again and lower forts to 1. Our losses are still high, but all is on schedule for taking the base once forts go to 0. After that happens I'll bombard for a good while and try to build a 2:1 AV advantage to force a retreat.

BURMA: Unfortunately Torsten forgot about our 50% moonlight restriciton on night bombing, and several small Blenheim groups in 25-10% moonlight took out 14 oil points at Magwe! I know I won't hold this long intact, but it's frustrating to see that and know night bombing is still probably over-powerful. Lilys hit Meiktila to slow Allied troops and see what is still there. Mostly smaller once-defeated units, probably trying to bug-out. The 18th division has now moved in and the rail is effectively cut. It will attack once supply catches up.

WEST OZ: After the drop of troops at Exmouth the fast transport hit Port Hedland sinking a few minor Dutch ships and injuring AG Canopus in port. Jakes pile on later and drop a mini-bomb on it as well.

Nells finished off the Tautog at Darwin in a port strike, and another Wirraway or two were hit by the Sallys there.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 9, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Hedland at 57,129, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
CA Mogami
CL Sendai
CL Kitakami
DD Hatsukaze
DD Isokaze
DD Amatsukaze
DD Urakaze
DD Asashio
DD Karii

Allied Ships
AMc Aroe, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
AMc Ceram, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 32% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
AMc Aroe sunk by CA Mogami at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

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Night Naval bombardment of Port Hedland at 57,129

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
CA Tone
CL Kitakami
CL Sendai
DD Asashio
DD Urakaze
DD Amatsukaze
DD Isokaze
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
AG Canopus, Shell hits 1, heavy fires

Allied ground losses:
55 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Port hits 21
Port fuel hits 20
Port supply hits 10

E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Mogami

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Sub attack near Phuket at 48,68

Japanese Ships
xAK Senko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Ikushima Maru
xAK Taito Maru
xAK Manko Maru
PB Okiyu Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-39

SS S-39 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Senko Maru
S-39 diving deep ....
PB Okiyu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Okiyu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Afternoon Air attack on Port Hedland , at 57,129

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AG Canopus, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x E13A1 Jake bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 42490 troops, 336 guns, 941 vehicles, Assault Value = 1555

Defending force 15653 troops, 109 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 374

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 749

Allied adjusted defense: 355

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
370 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 64 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Vehicles lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2491 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 147 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 107 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 27 (3 destroyed, 24 disabled)


Assaulting units:
15th Division
23rd Tank Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
36th Division
10th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
27th Division
12th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
26th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
35th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
6th Chinese Base Force
8th War Area
8th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5712 troops, 459 guns, 333 vehicles, Assault Value = 1944

Defending force 56117 troops, 786 guns, 745 vehicles, Assault Value = 1665


Allied ground losses:
51 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 1, 42
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Sub attack near Langkawi at 48,71

Japanese Ships
DMS W-18, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Yamagumo
AMC Kinryu Maru
AV Kimikawa Maru
AK Sagami Maru
xAK Atutasan Maru
xAK Hakkai Maru
xAK Amagisan Maru
DD Ikazuchi
DD Hibiki

Allied Ships
SS S-37, hits 3

SS S-37 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS W-18
S-37 bottoming out ....
DD Ikazuchi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Pre-Invasion action off Koepang (68,116) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

71 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Ise, Shell hits 1
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato
CA Myoko
CA Maya
CA Takao
DD Asanagi
DD Minegumo
xAK Yasukawa Maru
DD Karukaya

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

Allied ground losses:
183 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion firing at BB Ise
BB Ise firing at Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

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Amphibious Assault at Koepang (68,116)

TF 312 troops unloading over beach at Koepang, 68,116

Japanese ground losses:
328 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (0 destroyed, 5 disabled)

17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 53rd Nav Gd

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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

27 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato
CA Myoko
CA Maya
CA Takao
DD Asagao
DD Sanae
xAK Yasukawa Maru
DD Minegumo
DD Karukaya

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

BB Ise firing at Timor Garrison Battalion
BB Yamashiro firing at Timor Garrison Battalion
BB Fuso firing at Dili Detachment
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5725 troops, 459 guns, 333 vehicles, Assault Value = 1987

Defending force 55928 troops, 783 guns, 745 vehicles, Assault Value = 1647

Allied ground losses:
199 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

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Ground combat at Benkoelen (45,91)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1758 troops, 47 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 64

Defending force 1296 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Japanese adjusted assault: 53

Allied adjusted defense: 5

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Benkoelen !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
544 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 38 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 5
Units destroyed 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
NS KNIL Territory Regiment
Korps Marechausee Battalion
224 Group RAF
Teloekbetoeng Base Force
Djambi Base Force
2 ML-KNIL Aviation
106th RN Base Force

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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1839 troops, 32 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 133

Defending force 7912 troops, 54 guns, 38 vehicles, Assault Value = 317

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



Assaulting units:
Dili Detachment
Timor Garrison Battalion
Prajoda Garrison Battalion
Kendari Garrison Battalion
2/2nd Ind Coy
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Den Passer Base Force
Koepang Base Force

Defending units:
16th Naval Guard Unit
113th Infantry Regiment
Kure 2nd SNLF /1
53rd Nav Gd /1
Maizuru 2nd SNLF
8th Tank Rgt /1
Sasebo 8th SNLF /1


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 1, 42
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Sub attack near Iba at 78,74

Japanese Ships
xAK Erie Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Ceylon Maru
PB Banshu Maru #56

Allied Ships
SS Sculpin

SS Sculpin launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Erie Maru
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged

Oil hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai/B with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44 Tojo (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 5

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 96 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G3M2 Nell x 28

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
SS Tautog, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk

Port hits 7
Port supply hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wirraway: 2 damaged
Wirraway: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 17

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Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 40



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged

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

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 8th New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Meiktila ...
Also attacking 7th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking Meiktila ...
Also attacking 2nd Reserve Division ...
Also attacking Meiktila ...
Also attacking 2/2 AIF Pioneer Battalion ...
Also attacking 2nd Reserve Division ...
Also attacking Meiktila ...

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Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 42158 troops, 336 guns, 940 vehicles, Assault Value = 1522

Defending force 13880 troops, 106 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 220

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 1052

Allied adjusted defense: 167

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lanchow !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
722 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 68 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Allied ground losses:
5064 casualties reported
Squads: 278 destroyed, 57 disabled
Non Combat: 139 destroyed, 63 disabled
Engineers: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 44 (25 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Units retreated 5

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
36th Division
15th Division
11th Tank Regiment
10th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
27th Division
12th Tank Regiment
26th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
35th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
8th War Area
6th Chinese Base Force
8th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 69435 troops, 1095 guns, 687 vehicles, Assault Value = 2017

Defending force 55642 troops, 778 guns, 745 vehicles, Assault Value = 1630

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 1507

Allied adjusted defense: 1600

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
6989 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 398 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 53 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 59 disabled
Guns lost 93 (8 destroyed, 85 disabled)
Vehicles lost 81 (10 destroyed, 71 disabled)



Allied ground losses:
836 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 78 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 43 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 17 (10 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (6 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Assaulting units
2nd Tank Regiment
38th Division
16th Division
48th Division
5th Division
4th Tank Regiment
33rd Division
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
25th Army
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
14th Army
2nd RF Gun Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
14th PS Engineer Regiment
73rd PA Infantry Regiment
31st PA Infantry Division
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
21st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
4th Marine Regiment
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
51st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
71st PA Infantry Division
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
91st PA Infantry Division
Subic Bay Defenses
93rd PA Infantry Regiment
2nd PA Constabulary Division
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
202nd PA Construction Battalion
1st USMC AA Battalion
USAFFE
Asiatic Fleet
1st PI Base Force
I Philippine Corps
Far East USAAF
II Philippine Corps
Cavite USN Base Force
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
PAF Aviation
201st PA Construction Battalion
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
Manila USAAF Base Force
Provisional GMC Grp
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

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A pic to show how little is happening in So Pac. He's only got one small unit on Horn Island, and I'll send an SNLF soon. Port Moresby looks to be well defended still, but there is no sign of any other movement and the upper OZ bases are not being built up. Maybe Burma is the main focus?
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SUBS: Another Aden supply ship lost near Victoria point to the S-39.

DEI: It's amazing the difference at Koepang this time. After a bombardment by 5 BB, then getting those replenished and putting them in the amphib TF, no problems. No issues of Tarakan gun batteries hitting transports and knocking out DDs. The moral: go BIG or don't go. Since Timor is ours, all Dutch units having surrendered, this group of what will be about 450-500 AV when healed up, will prep for NW OZ.

CHINA: The troops are nearing Chikhiang and ready to begin prep for a crossing. All bombers are concentrating on the fields and troops there. He has 93k troops in 14 units. At least 8-9 corps there. 1800-2000AV? We have 3500AV crossing. Could be painful, but this is the time and it must be done before it's further reinforced. Hopefully supply and the irruption from bombing will lessen his fighting strength there.

PI: Another DA reduced forts to 0. Now we have to make sure they stay that way. Constant bombardment will hit troops and fields. Our troops are a bit worn down now, and it'll be a 10-14 days before another and hopefully last DA here.

PACIFIC: Zeros sweep Port Moresby and find 16 Kittyhawks up. The reports list 12 Aussie planes lost to 1 ops lost zero! Nice.

BURMA: Meiktila is taken by two divisions, again hamstringing a few more British units. Lots of AFVs lost here. Recon shows that the divisions have gotten through in time and are at Katha. Damn! I was hoping to catch one or two. Again, the Python proves too slow for the prey.

I've sent three Thai divisions up the road to take Akyab, which looks to be currently only weakly held. I'm considering a few paradrops into the hills of India, as well as marching through the jungles to Kalemyo. I'd like to keep his attention focused on the front close to Burma in case I do decide to land at Chittagong, Diamond Harbor or Vizagapatnam later. Still just a pipe dream, but might as well keep it on the table.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 12, 42
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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

35 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Yasukawa Maru
DD Karukaya

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

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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

63 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Yasukawa Maru
BB Ise
DD Karukaya

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

24 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Yasukawa Maru
DD Karukaya

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

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5593 troops, 457 guns, 332 vehicles, Assault Value = 1582

Defending force 54497 troops, 763 guns, 738 vehicles, Assault Value = 1529

Allied ground losses:
113 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)

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Ground combat at Meiktila (58,47)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12750 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 860

Defending force 5773 troops, 30 guns, 92 vehicles, Assault Value = 217

Japanese adjusted assault: 107

Allied adjusted defense: 20

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Meiktila !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1386 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 75 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 80 (80 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Units retreated 5

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Imperial Guards Division
18th Division

Defending units:
Tenasserim BAF Battalion
7th Armoured Brigade
8th New Chinese Corps
104th RAF Base Force
2nd Reserve Division

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 13, 42
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Sub attack near Victoria Point at 50,66

Japanese Ships
xAK Tsukuba Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Sumanoura Maru
xAK Kosei Maru
PB Seikai Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-39

SS S-39 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Tsukuba Maru
S-39 bottoming out ....
PB Seikai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 16

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 4 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 6 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5638 troops, 457 guns, 332 vehicles, Assault Value = 1628

Defending force 54296 troops, 755 guns, 737 vehicles, Assault Value = 1514


Allied ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 11 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1863 troops, 32 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 132

Defending force 9896 troops, 101 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 377

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

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 14, 42
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Afternoon Air attack on 7th Australian Division, at 61,43 (Katha)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 15

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

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 12000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

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Naval bombardment of Koepang at 68,116

Japanese Ships
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato
CA Myoko
CA Maya
DD Sanae
DD Asanagi
DD Minegumo
DD Maikaze


Allied ground losses:
472 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 8 (4 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 59
Port hits 15
Port supply hits 5

BB Yamashiro firing at Koepang
BB Fuso firing at Koepang

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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10002 troops, 101 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 389

Defending force 2930 troops, 44 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

Japanese adjusted assault: 258

Allied adjusted defense: 35

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Koepang !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1073 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 71 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
4043 casualties reported
Squads: 141 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 168 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 46 (46 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 8


Assaulting units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF
53rd Naval Guard Unit
113th Infantry Regiment
Kure 2nd SNLF
8th Tank Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF
16th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Prajoda Garrison Battalion
Timor Garrison Battalion
Kendari Garrison Battalion
Dili Detachment
2/2nd Ind Coy
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Den Passer Base Force
Koepang Base Force

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 66611 troops, 1093 guns, 777 vehicles, Assault Value = 1677

Defending force 54041 troops, 748 guns, 736 vehicles, Assault Value = 1495

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 1001

Allied adjusted defense: 1933

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
4468 casualties reported
Squads: 27 destroyed, 241 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 70 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 56 disabled
Guns lost 79 (5 destroyed, 74 disabled)
Vehicles lost 127 (30 destroyed, 97 disabled)



Allied ground losses:
1223 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 129 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 44 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 44 (7 destroyed, 37 disabled)
Vehicles lost 35 (3 destroyed, 32 disabled)


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The last major hurdle in the DEI was accomplished with the victory at Koepang. Now my least favorite part. The mop-up.
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DEI: The mop-up continues on Sumatra as more Dutch units are pushed around, but not forced to surrender yet. Nells from Dili keep Darwin closed and hit some Wirraways there.

CHINA: Torsten sent a 2 gun remnant of a shattered Chinese unit across into my troops on their way to Chikhiang. This did two things. One, it stopped our movement. Two, it gave perfect recon of the troops I'm sending. Not too excited about this kind of move, but it can be used the other way eventually as well, if needed. I'll start the armies walking again and should be in Chikhiang in three days.

PI: Bombardment continues to go well. The Allies lose about 25-30 AV per day. It's pretty boring everywhere now as units rebuild for an OZ invasion and the rest wait for the final liquidation of Luzon to move toward any further objective.

PACIFIC: One Kittyhawk is damaged on the fields at Port Moresby. I will try to give this sporadic bombing.

BURMA: A single ship resupply is interrupted by 4 IJN DDs at Port Blair. I've been bombing the fields continuously. There are 4 units here, including some CD guns from Medan. I'll starve them a bit more before trying it out. No hurry.

Allied units continue their retreat up into the Northern Burma area and look to be on their way to India. I won't try anything past Katha in order to encourage a fortification and garrison up there, just in case I do find the force and initiative to move into India proper.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 15, 42
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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
G4M1 Betty x 30



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 16
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 32

Aircraft Attacking:
30 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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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 16, 42
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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5640 troops, 459 guns, 330 vehicles, Assault Value = 1413

Defending force 52413 troops, 717 guns, 732 vehicles, Assault Value = 1315

Allied ground losses:
192 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

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Ground combat at 47,91 (near Palembang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 12698 troops, 187 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 418

Defending force 8606 troops, 77 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 234

Japanese adjusted assault: 312

Allied adjusted defense: 77

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
422 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 18 (3 destroyed, 15 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2936 casualties reported
Squads: 96 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 108 destroyed, 4 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (6 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 15


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
65th Brigade
2nd Division
5th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
1st KNIL Regiment
Barisan KNIL Regiment
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
2nd KNIL Regiment
1st Regt Cavalerie
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
Zuid KNIL Battalion
6th KNIL Regiment
Riouw KNIL Battalion
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
Marinier Battalion
Palembang Base Force
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
1st KNIL AA Battalion
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
Bengkalis Base Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 17, 42
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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 57 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G3M2 Nell x 32

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Wirraway: 6 damaged

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
32 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 Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5671 troops, 459 guns, 330 vehicles, Assault Value = 1478

Defending force 52058 troops, 710 guns, 728 vehicles, Assault Value = 1286

Allied ground losses:
126 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 25 (8 destroyed, 17 disabled)

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The bombardments of Clark are getting great results now that the Allied counter-batteries are out of supplies.
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SUBS: Subs are still menacing most areas of the DEI and the route to Burma, but still not hitting much. No losses these days.

DEI: Several small bases taken. No other movements.

CHINA: Big air raids go in over Chikhiang to prepare for the troops crossing in. The fields are hit hard but the troops seem well protected, which was found to be due to the level 4 forts encountered on the 20th as the IJA divisions poured over the river. Our shock attack was repulsed violently, and the troops suffered, but they to a foothold at least.

There were 250 infantry squads destroyed and 1350 disabled. That'll give him a few weeks to reinforce. I had hoped for better, but also prepared for worse. The two shattered divisions are going to move back across the river and rest. The others will hang out until they recover and more troops arrive to try to work on the forts, hopefully.

Near Sian the three divisions and tanks from up the North road move back across from the city. They'll prepare to move across now in what should be a better result in the clear.

PI: Good bombardments at Clark, and troops are repairing well. A few more days until I'll try another DA.

BURMA: Nothing happening. The Imperial Guards is almost to Lashio. The base looks empty.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 18, 42
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Morning Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 53
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 32
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 32
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 84
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 13

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


Allied ground losses:
57 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 10
Runway hits 51

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

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5671 troops, 459 guns, 331 vehicles, Assault Value = 1529

Defending force 51764 troops, 702 guns, 719 vehicles, Assault Value = 1251

Allied ground losses:
202 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 26 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (3 destroyed, 5 disabled)

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Ground combat at 84,52 (near Wuchang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6326 troops, 42 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 190

Defending force 2091 troops, 27 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 54

Japanese adjusted assault: 172

Allied adjusted defense: 43

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
676 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 35 destroyed, 0 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
61st Infantry Brigade
51st Recon Regiment

Defending units:
63rd Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5679 troops, 459 guns, 331 vehicles, Assault Value = 1594

Defending force 51335 troops, 694 guns, 715 vehicles, Assault Value = 1224

Allied ground losses:
397 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 19 (3 destroyed, 16 disabled)


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Laoag at 81,71

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Steel Exporter, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Steel Exporter

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Morning Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 66
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 32
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 59
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 15



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


Allied ground losses:
63 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 16
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 38

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

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Ground combat at Chihkiang (78,50)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 99745 troops, 876 guns, 394 vehicles, Assault Value = 3523

Defending force 55371 troops, 270 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2299

Japanese adjusted assault: 1899

Allied adjusted defense: 4330

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 4)

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

Japanese ground losses:
14736 casualties reported
Squads: 279 destroyed, 1345 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 182 disabled
Engineers: 23 destroyed, 273 disabled
Guns lost 65 (7 destroyed, 58 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1513 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 281 disabled

Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled

Assaulting units:
40th Division
34th Division
104th Division
116th Division
13th Tank Regiment
39th Division
22nd Division
6th Division
17th Division
7th Tank Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
23rd Army
11th Army
21st Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
68th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese/C Corps
77th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
60th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese/C Corps
17th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at 82,53 (near Changsha)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5392 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 160

Defending force 892 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

Japanese adjusted assault: 162

Allied adjusted defense: 19

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
400 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
57th Infantry Brigade

Defending units:
65th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5690 troops, 459 guns, 331 vehicles, Assault Value = 1658

Defending force 50957 troops, 682 guns, 712 vehicles, Assault Value = 1183

Allied ground losses:
349 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 46 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


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DEI: The turns are a bit boring right now as troops recover and operations are on hold waiting for the big armies to finish things off on Luzon.

CHINA: Our HR for altitude is interesting. With sweeps only limited to 2nd best maneuver band there is little ability to get altitude advantage over CAP. In China little CAF bi-planes were seen at 31k going into free-falling spins as pilots blacked out from a lack of oxygen!

Torsten got the Chinese air force involved for the first time in a big way, and the Japanese dealt fairly well with the new threat. A sweep of Oscars hit Chikhiang first getting about 3:1 against the Chinese augmented by the AVG 2nd and 3rd Sqn. Unfortunately the 30 Oscars escorting the next bombing raids chose to protect 15 Lilys in a later strike rather than the main body of 140 bombers. Still only a few Sallys and Lilys are lost, and several US planes are destroyed on the ground.

The Allies were protecting the base today in order to try a shock against the just crossed and disrupted IJA, but that didn't turn out well for them. Over 300 Chinese squads were destroyed and another 600+ disabled. If only we had reserves here to move in a push onward! Alas, most of the IJA is tied up around Sian, and this army will simply have to wait for recovery and later reinforcements, but at least the bridgehead is secure.

Raids on the next few days take a few more planes on the ground here.

At Sian a feint is launched across the river toward the city. The intention is to draw some of the defenders in the woods out of the fortifications back into the city so I could try for a breakthrough there.

PI: Bombardments keep taking a bunch of squads off of the Allies in Clark. Nearly ready for a DA now.

PACIFIC: Occasional resistance from Kittyhawks at Port Moresby is met by zero sweeps that have controlled the skies so far. No sign of US fighters yet.

BURMA: Pretty quiet here now after the central bases of Burma have been secured and the British army retreated.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 21, 42
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 27

Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 3
I-15-III x 16
H81-A3 x 1
Hawk 75M x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
I-15-III: 1 destroyed
Hawk 75M: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
5th FG/17th FS CAF with I-15-III (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30510 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
5th FG/26th FS CAF with I-16-III (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
5th FG/27th FS CAF with I-15-III (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30510 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
5th FG/29th FS CAF with I-15-III (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30510 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
3rd FG/32nd FS CAF with I-15-III (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 30510 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
11th FG/43rd FS CAF with I-15-III (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 30510
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
11th FG/44th FS CAF with Hawk 75M (0 airborne, 1 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 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (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 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with P-40E Warhawk (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 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 47
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 32
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 50
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 6

Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 2
I-15-III x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 13
Runway hits 32

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

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Morning Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
I-15-III x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
I-15-III: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 32
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 15

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 9

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

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5695 troops, 459 guns, 331 vehicles, Assault Value = 1711

Defending force 50427 troops, 676 guns, 706 vehicles, Assault Value = 1143

Allied ground losses:
171 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 38 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

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Ground combat at Chihkiang (78,50)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 53492 troops, 270 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2066

Defending force 87285 troops, 869 guns, 514 vehicles, Assault Value = 2017

Allied adjusted assault: 327

Japanese adjusted defense: 2398

Allied assault odds: 1 to 7

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

Japanese ground losses:
982 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 84 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled


Allied ground losses:
6071 casualties reported
Squads: 301 destroyed, 527 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 97 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 37 disabled
Guns lost 33 (3 destroyed, 30 disabled)


Assaulting units:
60th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese/C Corps
68th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
71st Chinese/C Corps
17th Chinese Base Force

Defending units:
34th Division
13th Tank Regiment
17th Division
116th Division
22nd Division
104th Division
6th Division
39th Division
40th Division
7th Tank Regiment
23rd Army
11th Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 22, 42
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Morning Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 53
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 32
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 32
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 84
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 16

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
I-16-III: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 1 damaged
H81-A3: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 50

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

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5687 troops, 459 guns, 331 vehicles, Assault Value = 1779

Defending force 50082 troops, 660 guns, 702 vehicles, Assault Value = 1116

Allied ground losses:
100 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled

Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (5 destroyed, 8 disabled)

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 23, 42
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Morning Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 53
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 32
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 32
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 66
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 16

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 3 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
I-15-III: 2 damaged

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

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 44

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

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5695 troops, 459 guns, 331 vehicles, Assault Value = 1819

Defending force 49757 troops, 645 guns, 689 vehicles, Assault Value = 1090


Allied ground losses:
233 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 36 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)

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Clark Field Falls!

PI: The big news of the day is that Clark finally collapses. This is a few weeks later than I would have liked, but that extra time shouldn't make much of a difference. Now comes the push to Bataan and the final surrender of the Allies here in a few days.

After this is finished I need to get on Western OZ, possibly Port Moresby, Port Blair for sure, and I'll even consider landing on India sine I've not done this before and a good portion of the Brits are out of position in the border area of Northern Burma. A lot of recon and prep would be needed for this kind of a move, including getting most of the air forces out of China and into Burma.

CHINA: Some Allied planes are still repairing at Chikhiang, and are hit on the ground by IJAAF bombers.

The deception at Sian is on. It looks lie he's taken the bait and is moving some units back into the base. I'll have to see how many in a few days. In the meantime the troops are getting ruined there by bombing runs.

PACIFIC: Nothing happening.

BURMA: Allied bomber launch big night raids on Magwe that come in very fragmented and don't hit much, but do enough to take another 23 oil points off the base. There is virtually nothing I can do about it. Ill try to get in range to bomb his fields, but that will even have to wait for an HQa to arrive. In the meantime it's simply putting fighters up in the hope it'll throw off their aim.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 1, 42
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 5
B-17E Fortress x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44 Tojo (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 11
A-29 Hudson x 3
B-17E Fortress x 3
B-26 Marauder x 3

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Blenheim IV bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 5

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 4

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 6

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 4

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 7

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
Hudson IIIa x 5

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Hudson IIIa bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 7

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 53
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 32
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 58
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 7



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 damaged
H81-A3: 1 damaged


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

Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 12
Runway hits 55

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

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5695 troops, 459 guns, 331 vehicles, Assault Value = 1866

Defending force 49342 troops, 631 guns, 687 vehicles, Assault Value = 1045


Allied ground losses:
271 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 22 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 25, 42
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Morning Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 19
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 44
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 21

Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 14

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

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Afternoon Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 47
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 34
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 4

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

Allied ground losses:
322 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 11

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

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Ground combat at Chihkiang (78,50)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 61101 troops, 603 guns, 168 vehicles, Assault Value = 2221

Defending force 69876 troops, 485 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1982

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

Assaulting units:
17th Division
104th Division
116th Division
39th Division
102nd Infantry Regiment
6th Division
13th Tank Regiment
22nd Division
7th Tank Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
11th Army
23rd Army
21st Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
92nd Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese/C Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
39th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese/C Corps
89th Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5695 troops, 459 guns, 331 vehicles, Assault Value = 1899

Defending force 49049 troops, 622 guns, 686 vehicles, Assault Value = 1020


Allied ground losses:
262 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 10 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 26, 42
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Ground combat at Sining (80,32)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2995 troops, 8 guns, 199 vehicles, Assault Value = 129

Defending force 13778 troops, 88 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 296

Japanese adjusted assault: 49

Allied adjusted defense: 475

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 9 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
331 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
143 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Assaulting units:
20th Recon Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
26th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
17th Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
8th War Area
5th Chinese Base Force
6th Chinese Base Force
8th Chinese Base Force

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 69249 troops, 1095 guns, 771 vehicles, Assault Value = 1944

Defending force 48623 troops, 610 guns, 683 vehicles, Assault Value = 998

Japanese adjusted assault: 2286

Allied adjusted defense: 1021

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Clark Field !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
2938 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 229 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 40 disabled
Guns lost 54 (2 destroyed, 52 disabled)
Vehicles lost 66 (8 destroyed, 58 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
11187 casualties reported
Squads: 611 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 965 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 117 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 334 (334 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 628 (624 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Units retreated 37
Units destroyed 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!


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Preparations are being made for the last siege at the fortress in Bataan.
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SUBS: Finally a few hits put on a sub by ASW near Rangoon.

DEI: Almost ready to go for NW OZ.

CHINA: Troops tried out the hex next to Sian, again. No luck again. The Chinese hold and we get 12k casualties. Two divisions are gutted. Now to see if the troops crossing the river on the other side can do something.

PI: The march to Bataan is slow.

PACIFIC: Nothing happening.

BURMA: A whole bunch of 4E and 2E went for oil at Magwe during the night again. I had Oscars up, but the real defense was the severe weather. No hit were recorded.

His main Burma force is still in Mytkyina, now showing movement into the woods.

I've got Oscars now up but I'll bring in the Tainan Zeros to help deal with the attention Magwe is getting.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 27, 42
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 53,55

Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio
DD Arashi
DD Nowaki

Allied Ships
SS Pollack, hits 6

SS Pollack is sighted by escort
DD Arashi fails to find sub and abandons search

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 6


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 12
Hudson I x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 55
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 40
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 11
Ki-51 Sonia x 16



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


Allied ground losses:
308 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 34 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 19

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

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Ground combat at Chihkiang (78,50)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 61833 troops, 604 guns, 168 vehicles, Assault Value = 2306

Defending force 70095 troops, 484 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2013

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

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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1640 troops, 204 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3701

Defending force 47659 troops, 241 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1672


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

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 28, 42
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

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

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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 40
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 11
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 3
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 4
Ki-51 Sonia x 13

No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
315 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 29, 42
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Morning Air attack on 14th Chinese Corps, at 83,41 (Sian)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 45
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 29
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 10

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


Allied ground losses:
203 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 108350 troops, 1054 guns, 154 vehicles, Assault Value = 3704

Defending force 47662 troops, 241 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1673

Japanese adjusted assault: 1309

Allied adjusted defense: 3034

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
15524 casualties reported
Squads: 58 destroyed, 1286 disabled

Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 84 disabled
Guns lost 83 (1 destroyed, 82 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2842 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 253 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 57 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 26 (1 destroyed, 25 disabled)
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This game is moving along fairly regularly, I just haven't had time to finish more reports.

DEI: The pesky Dutch are still around on Sumatra. A Brigade is chasing them down and got a good number today. Dot bases and unoccupied bases are being cleaned up as well.

CHINA: A single I-15 came up at Chikhiang. These must be planes sitting in base and repairing. I can't imagine he's using one plane to CAP when he knows there are 30-40 Oscars on their way. At Sian air strikes take out near 2k troops over two days. We should storm over the river in a day or two.

Troops behind our lines are causing some disruption near Changsha and are nearly surrounded. Once these are gone a minimal force will move on kweilin which has only a base force now.

PI: Amphib TFs are moving in to get ready to pick up the armies here finishing off the Allied remnants.

BURMA: Hit another single ship supply run to Port Blair. Soon he's going to be out of low value xAKLs over here.

Massive night raids hit Magwe again but found the Tainan group on CAP. They distract but don't stop the bombing. A few more oil hits.

British troops are still moving into the jungles of NW Burma back into India. I am marching the Thais to Akyab where I'll consider landing an army to take Bengal. We'll see. Depends on timing, getting everything over there. he's got a lot at Chittagong, but the majority of his best troops might be bush-whacking for over a month. I'm sending more troops through the jungles to Dimapur and Imphal, and I have paras prepping for some bases up there as well.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 30, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Blair at 46,58, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
CL Isuzu
DD Hayashio
DD Oshio
DD Arashio
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
xAKL Buijskes, Shell hits 18, and is sunk

Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway

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Morning Air attack on Chihkiang , at 78,50

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 11
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 31

Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 55

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

CAP engaged:
5th FG/26th FS CAF with I-16-III (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 69
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 33
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 40
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 9
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 14
Ki-51 Sonia x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
826 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 32 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 28

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

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Ground combat at 46,91 (near Benkoelen)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5948 troops, 33 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 146

Defending force 5229 troops, 37 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 114

Japanese adjusted assault: 117

Allied adjusted defense: 27

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
786 casualties reported
Squads: 34 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 119 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Units retreated 16


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
65th Brigade

Defending units:
Riouw KNIL Battalion
1st Regt Cavalerie
2nd KNIL Regiment
6th KNIL Regiment
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
1st KNIL Regiment
Barisan KNIL Regiment
Zuid KNIL Battalion
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
Marinier Battalion
1st KNIL AA Battalion
Palembang Base Force
Bengkalis Base Force
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
2/15 Punjab Battalion

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 31, 42
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 34

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 7
B-17E Fortress x 2
B-26 Marauder x 6


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Oil hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (10 airborne, 20 on standby, 4 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 34

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 5
B-26 Marauder x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (30 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
30 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 31

Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson III (LR): 2 damaged


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (27 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
27 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 30

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 damaged


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Blenheim IV bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (26 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
26 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 30

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (26 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
26 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 30

Allied aircraft
B-18A Bolo x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-18A Bolo: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-18A Bolo bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (26 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
26 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Blenheim IV bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (22 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
22 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 25

Allied aircraft
Hudson IIIa x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson IIIa: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Hudson IIIa bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (21 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
21 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes


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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 50
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 33
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 40
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 9
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 14

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


Allied ground losses:
448 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 69 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 20

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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SUBS: One PB lost to a Dutch sub.

DEI: Manado is invested and will take a while to wear down. This clean-up in the DEI is my least favorite portion of playing this side.

CHINA: Troops cross into Sian on the 1st. Massive losses leave them hanging onto the bridgehead by a thread. The fatigue and disruption would have left us unable to hold position if he had coutner-attacked, I imagine, but then I don't know how badly his were affected by the battle hand the relentless bombing campaign. He was probably reluctant to do this also after the results at Chikhiang earlier when he counter-attacked after another big crossing. After two days our forces are now coming back to normal levels and should have forts within a day or two, which will make them hard to push.

This is the door to Sian I needed to open. NowI can slowly wear it down, work on supply, and eventually take this base. I don't have plans to conquer all of China this time, but I'd lie to get the North secured and then move into the mountain areas toward Burma.

PI: Bataan falls!!! This campaign will now move to the islands where I still have some outposts to neutralize. The divisions will begin looking toward India.

PACIFIC: Betties hit Port Moresby for several days with no opposition.

BURMA: Major sweeps came into Magwe on the 1st, getting almost a 2:1 rest as they wore the Cap of Oscars down. Bombers then acme in and hit the zero group that had been up at night, crushing 12 planes on the ground. A bad day here. I'm about to activate Mandalay as a major air base, so this will help get more CAP up.

On the 2nd he went for major night raids on the airfields, hitting a few more planes on the ground. The day CAP takes care of some small sweeping groups, probably a feeler to see how I would react. Well played, but I like the fact he's being aggressive. Once I have a larger force here, I feel like we can defend these strikes well, plus it's just a more interesting game. The Allies should be dangerous here.

On the 3rd the night strikes tackle the oil again, getting a few more hits on it.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 1, 42
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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 38

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 26

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

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 5 destroyed

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 24 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 29

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 11


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

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIa Trop: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 24

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 13

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 15

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

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4

Allied aircraft
Mohawk IV x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Mohawk IV sweeping at 20000 feet *

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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 25

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-40E Warhawk sweeping at 20000 feet *

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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 25

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-39D Airacobra sweeping at 15000 feet *

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Morning Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 83,41 (Sian)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 69
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 40
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 3
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 4
Ki-51 Sonia x 3

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


Allied ground losses:
416 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

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

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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 12
Hudson I x 7
B-18A Bolo x 4
B-17E Fortress x 7
B-26 Marauder x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed on ground
Ki-15-II Babs: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Hudson I bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 10
A-29 Hudson x 5
B-26 Marauder x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Hudson III (LR): 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 16

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Sian (83,41)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 73930 troops, 583 guns, 919 vehicles, Assault Value = 2728

Defending force 109559 troops, 709 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3270

Japanese adjusted assault: 2125

Allied adjusted defense: 3056

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 4)

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

Japanese ground losses:
20229 casualties reported
Squads: 182 destroyed, 1392 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 197 disabled
Engineers: 89 destroyed, 212 disabled
Guns lost 117 (7 destroyed, 110 disabled)
Vehicles lost 103 (7 destroyed, 96 disabled)



Allied ground losses:
5403 casualties reported
Squads: 82 destroyed, 202 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 266 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 51 disabled
Guns lost 60 (12 destroyed, 48 disabled)



Assaulting units:
27th Division
28th Engineer Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
59th Infantry Brigade
15th Division
9th Tank Regiment
41st Division
10th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
8th Engineer Regiment
8th Recon Regiment
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
36th Division
11th Tank Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
50th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
82nd Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
12th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
8th Route Army
57th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
43rd Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
3rd Construction Regiment
10th Chinese Base Force
57th AT Gun Regiment
4th Construction Regiment
6th Group Army
Red Chinese Army
34th Group Army
7th Group Army
2nd Construction Regiment
14th Group Army
12th Chinese Base Force
2nd War Area
1st Construction Regiment
15th Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
24th Group Army
18th Group Army
22nd Group Army
8th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
36th Group Army
15th Chinese Base Force
56th AT Gun Regiment


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Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1192 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Defending force 576 troops, 2 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Assaulting units:
89th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Manado Garrison Battalion
Manado Base Force
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 2, 42
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 4
B-18A Bolo x 3


No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-18A Bolo bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Hudson IIIa x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson IIIa: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Hudson IIIa bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 76th Chinese Corps, at 83,41 (Sian)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 82
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 44
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 40
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 9
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 4
Ki-51 Sonia x 16



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
917 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 51 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 95 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


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

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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 34
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 42

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 7
P-40E Warhawk x 4


No Japanese losses

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


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Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 70110 troops, 1095 guns, 772 vehicles, Assault Value = 2015

Defending force 38356 troops, 460 guns, 325 vehicles, Assault Value = 746

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 1323

Allied adjusted defense: 233

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Bataan !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1922 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 159 disabled

Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Guns lost 39 (2 destroyed, 37 disabled)
Vehicles lost 30 (4 destroyed, 26 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
35441 casualties reported
Squads: 2084 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3631 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 78 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 680 (680 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 477 (477 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 39



Assaulting units:
16th Division
38th Division
4th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
5th Division
48th Division
33rd Division
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Army
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
25th Army
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
51st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division
61st PA Infantry Division
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
4th Marine Regiment
11th PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
91st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
31st PA Infantry Division
73rd PA Infantry Regiment
71st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
2nd PA Constabulary Division
Provisional GMC Grp
Manila USAAF Base Force
301st Construction Battalion
192nd Tank Battalion
93rd PA Infantry Regiment
14th PS Engineer Regiment
201st PA Construction Battalion
Far East USAAF
202nd PA Construction Battalion
I Philippine Corps
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
USAFFE
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
1st PI Base Force
II Philippine Corps
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment
Asiatic Fleet
Bataan USN Base Force
Cavite USN Base Force
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
Manila Bay Defenses
803rd EAB /1

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Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1192 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Defending force 568 troops, 2 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Assaulting units:
89th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Manado Garrison Battalion
Manado Base Force

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 3, 42
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 4

No Allied losses


Oil hits 1


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb


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Finishing Luzon will allow me to now think about whether to try one more push to take advantage of British troops out of position in the jungles of Burma, or whether to sit back and get a solid defense together. All troops from Bataan are moving over to Manila to meet the transports.
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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 3/23/2013 12:36:37 PM   
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Finishing Luzon will allow me to now think about whether to try one more push to take advantage of British troops out of position in the jungles of Burma, or whether to sit back and get a solid defense together. All troops from Bataan are moving over to Manila to meet the transports.


What options are you considering?

(I´ll have the turn for you shortly. Just put Ida down for a midday nap)

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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 3/23/2013 3:38:33 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert
Finishing Luzon will allow me to now think about whether to try one more push to take advantage of British troops out of position in the jungles of Burma, or whether to sit back and get a solid defense together. All troops from Bataan are moving over to Manila to meet the transports.


What options are you considering?

(I´ll have the turn for you shortly. Just put Ida down for a midday nap)


Since he moved a few divisions forward into Burma, and is now trying to extricate them through the jungles, it's possible that there is a short window to hit Bengal through Chittagong. It's a theory I'm working toward now, but it's by no means a plan.

I'm starting some prep and moving Thai units to take Akyab. Then I'll think about whether I can wrest control of the air battles, and if the US CVs are nearby. There are many good reasons to do this, but lots of difficulties in making sure it's not a fiasco starting this late in the game. I figure I have two weeks max to take Akyab and get troops landed there walking to Chittagong, and so I need a lot of air support moving into the area plus a bunch of the bombers from China, which should be fine.

It's getting fun, anyway. A few days ago (this AAR is about 10 days behind) Torsten showed all of the Brit CVs and at least 1-2 of the US ones near the Andamans. Everything is on alert right now. If i locate the other US CVs, I don't think I can risk it with the small KB.

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RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) - 3/23/2013 4:24:15 PM   
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That is pretty dangerous this late. Do you know where the 2 OZ divisions are? And the 18th UK? They are pretty formidable. If he has done things right he should have at least 4-5 fully combatworthy Indian divisions ready by now too with upgraded 42 squads.

If you try this you must make absolutely sure you can keep naval and air supremacy and keep your retreat open. There is a risk he could have 2-3000 AV on your beachhead pretty fast. You know I´m a bit cautious but going into India in June is I think 2-3 month too late.

Just my 2 ören!

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