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Going solo - 10/27/2012 5:42:27 PM   
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Hurricane Sandy warning - - - I'm in Southern NJ on the Delaware River side... The weather people are going nuts about the sky is falling, and for once they may be right. The flooding is the most likely threat because of the onshore winds will not only affect the Atlantic Ocean, the Delaware Bay and River will get the same surge. So the peninsula that is NJ probably will get flooded from three sides.

My concern is the electricity, continuous 50-70mph winds with gusts up to 120mph for approx 18 hrs starting Monday, will knock out large areas due to trees down, underground flooding, etc. Early estimates are one week loss of electricity, localized flooding... yada yada yada.

Food stores are already packed - yes we bought more bottled water than we could drink in a month, stocked up on canned food, etc

That means no turns, psychiatric level withdrawl symptoms, and forced close contact with family members for multiple days... This could be dangerous!

For LarryF and TommyG - I'll be back on when I can, and our turns will just have to wait.

Anyone else in this storm - be safe and stay away from downed wires, check on your loved ones and don't go anywhere unless you absolutely have to...

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RE: February 15, 1942 - 10/29/2012 9:44:02 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 15, 42
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Swapped out the Buffalo's on Midway with Marine F4F-3's

Morning Air attack on Midway Island , at 158,91
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 30

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed


CVTF pops up and gets the first (and second) strikes in!

Morning Air attack on TF, near Midway Island at 158,97
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 48
B5N2 Kate x 38
D3A1 Val x 26

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 1
F4F-3A Wildcat x 45
F4F-3 Wildcat x 44

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 6 destroyed, 11 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 5 destroyed, 6 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Lexington, Torpedo hits 1
CV Saratoga
CV Enterprise, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Porter, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Balch
CA Astoria

17 planes destroyed/ 17 damaged in the first attack, for the loss of 2 fighters.
12 destroyed/14 damaged planes from the second attack for the loss of 3 fighters.
29dest/31 dam IJN planes for 5 fighters lost!, I'm not happy about the ship damage but ya gotta love the attrition!


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Midway Island at 158,97
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 40
B5N2 Kate x 24
D3A1 Val x 21

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 32
F4F-3 Wildcat x 34

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed, 8 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 3 destroyed, 6 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak

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

Allied Ships
CV Lexington
CV Enterprise, on fire
CV Saratoga, Bomb hits 1, on fire


I have the CV's running for cover back to Pearl Harbor. I am also kamikazing the escort 2CA's & 4DD's full speed into the CVTF, hope I catch them at night and get lucky!

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Action during February 16th-17th - 11/3/2012 6:17:48 PM   
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Trying a different method of reporting Combat Reports, let me know if you like it.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 16, 42
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This was the screening force for my CV's, I'm rushing Lex and Sara back with 2CA's to Pearl Harbor, Enterprise is limping back also and these ships will rejoin to protect her
I consider this a win, even though its light damage, Larry still has to repair his CV's, just like me...


Night Time Surface Combat, near Midway Island at 156,95, Range 9,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
CV Akagi, CV Kaga, Shell hits 1
CVL Ryujo, CVL Shoho, CVL Zuiho, Shell hits 1, CVL Nisshin, Shell hits 2
CA Maya, CA Ashigara, CA Mikuma, CA Kumano, CA Kinugasa
CL Naka, CL Kiso
DD Maikaze, DD Tanikaze, DD Hatsushima, DD Isonami, DD Namikaze, Shell hits 1, DD Kuretake, DD Kuri, DD Tsuga
TB Tomozuru

Allied Ships
CA Portland, CA Indianapolis, CA Minneapolis, Shell hits 2
CL Honolulu
DD Fanning, DD Mahan, Shell hits 1, DD Shaw, DD Flusser, DD Balch

I was hoping to force the bombardment TF to pull back from Midway with this show of force... While fighting bravely they get the smackdown instead.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Midway Island at 158,91, Range 8,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Shell hits 1, BB Hiei, Shell hits 5
CA Tone, Shell hits 1
CL Agano, Shell hits 5, on fire, CL Kitakami, CL Oi, CL Tatsuta, Shell hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hayashio, DD Mutsuki
E Kunashiri

Allied Ships
CA Chester, Shell hits 34, and is sunk
DD Crosby, Shell hits 15, and is sunk, DD King, Shell hits 1, DD Lawrence, Shell hits 1

Then the bombardment TF goes about its regular business putting the hurt on Midway...
The spotters are definitely improving thier aim, Will night CAP shoot down spotters?


Night Naval bombardment of Midway Island at 158,91 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 11 damaged
F4F-3 Wildcat: 14 damaged
PBY-4 Catalina: 7 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 2 damaged

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei, BB Kongo - F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Hiei
CA Tone - E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Tone
CL Oi, CL Kitakami,
DD Hayashio
E Kunashiri

Allied ground losses:
148 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 17 (2 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 30


The only reason I'm posting this is Larry's forces did more damage to themselves than I did...

Day Time Surface Combat, near Midway Island at 158,91, Range 20,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, BB Hiei
CA Tone
CL Kitakami, CL Oi
DD Hayashio
E Kunashiri

Allied Ships
DD King, Shell hits 1, DD Lawrence, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
DD Hayashio collides with CA Tone at 158 , 91
CA Tone engages DD Lawrence at 17,000 yards

Boss! The Planes, The Planes! Air attacks on TF's around Midway.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Laysan Island at 163,101
Weather in hex: Light cloud
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
B5N2 Kate x 6

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 10 - VF-6
F4F-3 Wildcat x 4 - VMF-211

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on TF, near Midway Island at 159,90
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
D3A1 Val x 10

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5 - VRF-17F (CV Lex)

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD King - King dead in the water ...

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Laysan Island at 163,101
Weather in hex: Light rain
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
B5N2 Kate x 11

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 9 - VF-6
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2 - VMF-211

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Portland, Torpedo hits 1, CA Minneapolis
CL Honolulu


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Midway Island at 159,90
Weather in hex: Overcast
Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
B5N2 Kate x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD King, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk, DD Lawrence, (???) and is sunk - Ok we'll make something up? Lawrence going to DD King's aid, went bow under oncoming wave and she took on the characteristics of a submarine?

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 17, 42
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Fresh out of Drydock at Singers, DD Vampire and friends find a support TF outside Palembang.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Singkep at 48,87, Range 5,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
DD Akatsuki
AV Sagara Maru

Allied Ships
DD Vampire
ML No. 362, ML No. 363

Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

Day Time Surface Combat, near Singkep at 48,87, Range 21,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
DD Akatsuki
AV Sagara Maru

Allied Ships
DD Vampire
ML No. 362, ML No. 363

Japanese Support TF evades combat

Day Time Surface Combat, near Singkep at 48,87, Range 22,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
DD Akatsuki
AV Sagara Maru

Allied Ships
DD Vampire
ML No. 362, ML No. 363

Japanese Support TF evades combat

Day Time Surface Combat, near Singkep at 48,87, Range 20,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
DD Akatsuki
AV Sagara Maru, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Vampire, Shell hits 1, on fire
ML No. 362, ML No. 363


Morning Air attack on TF, near Singkep at 48,87
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G4M1 Betty x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Vampire, on fire

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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Vampire

Back on and around Midway...

Morning Air attack on Midway Island , at 158,91
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 7 - VRF-17F


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Afternoon Air attack on Midway Island , at 158,91
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 49 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
B5N2 Kate x 2

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 10 - VRF-17F
Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Larry sent his Zeroes in on the deck against some stiff AA resistance...

Morning Air attack on Port Moresby Brigade, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
Weather in hex: Light cloud
Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 14 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed by flak

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


I badly misread this AV number for an assault... I don't want to slaughter my troops to break down his forts...

Ground combat at Nanchang (85,54)
Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 5612 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 681
Defending force 14592 troops, 92 guns, 76 vehicles, Assault Value = 458

Allied adjusted assault: 0
Japanese adjusted defense: 961
Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 4)

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1590 casualties reported
Squads: 122 destroyed, 121 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Assaulting units:
21st Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
30th Group Army

Defending units:
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
55th Infantry Brigade
23rd RGC Temp. Division
17th JAAF Base Force


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Post #: 1863
RE: Action during February 18th - 11/11/2012 3:20:51 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 18, 42
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Another oops, I hung around too long.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Singkep at 48,87, Range 4,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
DD Fubuki, DD Shinonome, DD Shirakumo, DD Harukaze

Allied Ships
DD Vampire, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
ML No. 362, Shell hits 2, on fire
ML No. 363, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Luganville Cargo resupply doesnt make it back home, at least the supplies got thru.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Efate at 124,155, Range 17,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
DD Kagero, DD Isokaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Nevadan, Shell hits 14, and is sunk, xAKL Hamakua, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
xAKL Morazan, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk, xAKL Prusa, Shell hits 24, and is sunk


Larry is still pounding away at Midway, I'm waiting to see if hes gonna invade... Gotta couple battleships at SF I can sortie to Pearl Harbor.

Afternoon Air attack on Midway Island , at 158,91
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
B5N2 Kate x 1
D3A1 Val x 9

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
AO Neches, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AE Pyro, and is sunk




I am winning here, in the next two days I make another stupid mistake here by trying a shock attack to displace them...

Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 6853 troops, 68 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 213
Defending force 7277 troops, 195 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 160

Japanese ground losses:
164 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Another place another loss, 1943 cant come quick enough!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Malang !!!


< Message edited by moore4807 -- 11/11/2012 3:21:22 AM >

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Post #: 1864
RE: February 19th -26th - 11/25/2012 2:17:43 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 19, 42
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The hurt just keeps on coming, 2AP's lost trying to salvage troops from Baker Is.
Night Time Surface Combat, near Baker Island at 149,136, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro
DD Yugumo
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Akebono, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Sims, Shell hits 7, on fire
DD Hughes, Shell hits 3, on fire
AP W.A. Holbrook, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
AP U.S. Grant, Shell hits 12, heavy fires


Here's more bad news - significant losses all around and no way to displace them - a CVTF has thier back
Night Naval bombardment of Midway Island at 158,91 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 10 damaged
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-3 Wildcat: 33 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 33 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-3 Dauntless: 10 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano
CA Mikuma
CA Ashigara
CA Maya
CL Kiso
CL Naka
DD Tsuga
DD Kuri
DD Kuretake
DD Namikaze
TB Tomozuru

Allied ground losses:
407 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Airbase hits 17
Airbase supply hits 14
Runway hits 53


Here is where I give away my advantage at Port Moresby... Stupid, Stupid!
Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 8372 troops, 72 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 222
Defending force 7176 troops, 195 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 152
Allied adjusted assault: 71
Japanese adjusted defense: 233

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
114 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 42 (4 destroyed, 38 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
553 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 69 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled



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RE: February 19th -26th - 11/25/2012 2:21:11 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 20, 42
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4 shots, no hits, keep on trying
Sub attack near Siberoet at 41,87
Japanese Ships
CVE Hosho
DD Minekaze

Allied Ships
SS Truant

SS Truant launches 4 torpedoes at CVE Hosho



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RE: February 19th -26th - 11/25/2012 2:27:18 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 21, 42
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Several sub attacks, with damage to my ships of course

Submarine attack near Port Hedland at 57,129
Japanese Ships
SS RO-63

Allied Ships
xAK Clan Mactavish, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage


ASW attack near Merak at 48,97

Japanese Ships
DD Asakaze

Allied Ships
SS O23, hits 1

Submarine attack near Johnston Island at 164,112

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
xAK Hoegh Merchant, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage


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RE: February 19th -26th - 11/25/2012 2:30:40 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 22, 42
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Several ASW attacks by Larry with no (surprisingly) damage


A really good day for Manila's defenders...
Ground combat at Manila (79,77)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5388 troops, 78 guns, 353 vehicles, Assault Value = 1619
Defending force 78958 troops, 945 guns, 429 vehicles, Assault Value = 2153

Japanese ground losses:
398 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 59 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled


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

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RE: February 19th -26th - 11/25/2012 2:43:19 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 23, 42
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More sub attacks out by Port Hedland... no defenses there
Submarine attack near Port Hedland at 57,129

Japanese Ships
SS I-154

Allied Ships
xAK Tjikandi, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage


I sneak in and drop some shells on the invaders...
Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130
Allied Ships
BB Warspite
CL Adelaide
DD Kane
DD Peary
DD John D. Ford

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


I cant take credit for the coastal guns, but fine shootin there Tex!
TF 353 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DMS W-13, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage


Another successful sub attack out be Port Hedland
Submarine attack near Port Hedland at 57,129
Japanese Ships
SS I-154

Allied Ships
xAK Boero, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


Larry is starting his march up Java, the biggest battle to date...
Ground combat at Soerabaja (56,104)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12740 troops, 164 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 385
Defending force 11303 troops, 90 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 94
Japanese adjusted assault: 166
Allied adjusted defense: 95

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
598 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 42 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (2 destroyed, 10 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
817 casualties reported
Squads: 46 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 50 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 9 (6 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Another good day for Manila's defenders
Ground combat at Manila (79,77)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5362 troops, 78 guns, 352 vehicles, Assault Value = 1616
Defending force 78645 troops, 945 guns, 429 vehicles, Assault Value = 2120

Japanese ground losses:
399 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 42 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


See Stupid, now you threw away your advantage and bombardment doesn't do anything here!!!
Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 1888 troops, 42 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 187
Defending force 7235 troops, 192 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 163

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RE: February 19th -26th - 12/2/2012 10:50:32 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 24, 42
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Minor sub skirmishes with ASW - no real harm to either side today.

Finally some revenge on the bombers over Singapore...

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 13

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 9 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 15 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10



Meanwhile Georgetown's airstrip is too damaged to fly from and bombers are picking em off piecemeal.

Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74
Weather in hex: Severe storms
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 7
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74
Weather in hex: Severe storms
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 8

Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb


Still trying to figure out what Larry is going to do with Singapore, @ Jahore Baru I see troops but no units - so I'm bombing recon!

Morning Air attack on 42nd Infantry Regiment, at 50,83 (Johore Bahru)
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wirraway: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Wirraway bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb


Well Larry's CVTF is still around Johnston Is., I just hope to clear out before losing everything.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Johnston Island at 164,112
Weather in hex: Severe storms
Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
B5N2 Kate x 7
D3A1 Val x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 3 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Craven
xAK Corrales, Bomb hits 1
DD Dunlap
CL Phoenix
DD Jarvis
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
No Such Luck....sigh

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Johnston Island at 164,112
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid detected at 96 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
B5N2 Kate x 4
D3A1 Val x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Dunlap
DD Craven, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Phoenix
xAK Charles H Cramp, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage


A little more good news at Manila...maybe a bloody nose will back him up some :)

Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 71158 troops, 914 guns, 271 vehicles, Assault Value = 2125
Defending force 63871 troops, 745 guns, 722 vehicles, Assault Value = 1639

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


Allied ground losses:
76 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Ground combat at Manila (79,77)
Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5348 troops, 78 guns, 352 vehicles, Assault Value = 1630
Defending force 78590 troops, 947 guns, 429 vehicles, Assault Value = 2114

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


Ground Pounders are in serious danger at Sorbe and Batavia, otherwise mostly giving in the give n take :)

After the beating they took at Cebu, All we can do is cast a farewell salute and promise to avenge them!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Cebu !!!

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RE: February 19th -26th - 12/2/2012 11:16:33 AM   
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Gaack! His SCTF is at Johnston Is. too! A lot of fish hatcheries are being made tonight!

Night Time Surface Combat, near Johnston Island at 164,112, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
CA Maya
CA Kumano
CL Oi, Shell hits 1
DD Mutsuki
DD Namikaze
DD Kuretake
DD Kuri

Allied Ships
CL Phoenix, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Jarvis
DD Craven
DD Dunlap
AK Alchiba, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Santa Teresa, Shell hits 2
xAK Chickasaw City, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAK Corrales, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Ewa, Shell hits 5, on fire
xAK Admiral Y. Williams, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Night Time Surface Combat, near Johnston Island at 164,112, Range 11,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
CA Maya
CA Kumano
CL Oi
DD Mutsuki
DD Namikaze
DD Kuretake
DD Kuri

Allied Ships
CL Phoenix, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
xAK Corrales, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
xAK Ewa, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
xAK Admiral Y. Williams, Shell hits 9, and is sunk

And in other surface action, more carnage and devastation for the Allies navies...

Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Hedland at 57,129, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E Hiyodori

Allied Ships
xAK Bellerophon, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
xAK Elysia, Shell hits 5, on fire


More damaged subs - less places to fix em!

ASW attack near Muntok at 50,89
Japanese Ships
DD Kamikaze
DD Mikazuki

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII, hits 2

The frustrating part is I know I cannot do anything but absorb the losses and keep sending the AK's...

Submarine attack near Midway Island at 158,91
Japanese Ships
SS I-15

Allied Ships
xAK Chatanooga City, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

More air attacks on Georgetown, Singapore, light damage to the airfields - but more lost planes.

Still doing bombing / recon at Jahore Baru - it reads five units are there - unk disposition...

Two more air attacks on my SCTF at Johnston Is. - CA's & DD's all escape injury

Manila works out in my favor this turn, I'll take it gladly!

Ground combat at Manila (79,77)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 71293 troops, 914 guns, 271 vehicles, Assault Value = 2137
Defending force 63906 troops, 744 guns, 722 vehicles, Assault Value = 1645

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

Allied ground losses:
89 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ground combat at Manila (79,77)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5342 troops, 78 guns, 352 vehicles, Assault Value = 1638
Defending force 78780 troops, 947 guns, 429 vehicles, Assault Value = 2132

Japanese ground losses:
329 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)

The grunts at Sorbe have just under a 1-1 loss ratio this turn, but counterbattery fire drew no blood.


Port Moresby has given up thier advantage and seems stalemated against the Japanese.

Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 4369 troops, 68 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 196
Defending force 7345 troops, 192 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 175

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RE: February 19th -26th - 12/2/2012 11:33:03 AM   
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Well this is the big secret - I ran everything that would Float out of Pearl to see if I could catch the CVTF...not quite how it worked out...

Day Time Surface Combat, near Johnston Island at 162,110, Range 25,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Shell hits 8
CA Maya
CA Kumano
CL Oi, Shell hits 1
DD Mutsuki
DD Namikaze
DD Kuretake, Shell hits 1
DD Kuri, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Indianapolis, Shell hits 6, heavy fires
CA Chicago, Shell hits 2, on fire
CA Salt Lake City
CL Detroit, Shell hits 1
CL Trenton
CL Honolulu
DD O'Brien
DD Walke
DD Bagley
DD Helm
DD Fanning
DD Case
DD Shaw
DD Perkins
DD Preston
DD Flusser
DD Downes
DD Porter
DD Balch, Shell hits 1
DD Clark, Shell hits 1

There have been several contacts between E Hiyodori and a sm cargo TF outside of Pt. Hedland. No damages yet...

More air attcks on Georgetown - same results light damage to A/F couple of grounded planes damaged

Darwin is getting some attacks now, not sure from what base - I originally thought they might be leftovers from Port Moresby...

Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Severe storms
Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 46 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
G3M2 Nell x 26

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Runway hits 1

More Attacks on Singapore, Buff's are causing damage along with flak...

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Severe storms
Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 19

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 15 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 14

Here is a beauty! Take THAT Tojo!!!! Over Twelve Thousand of the Emporer's finest not on this earth anymore...

Ground combat at Manila (79,77)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 73868 troops, 921 guns, 406 vehicles, Assault Value = 2137
Defending force 63855 troops, 744 guns, 722 vehicles, Assault Value = 1637

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 537
Allied adjusted defense: 4441
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 8 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
12367 casualties reported
Squads: 236 destroyed, 494 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 143 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 48 disabled
Guns lost 90 (27 destroyed, 63 disabled)
Vehicles lost 45 (1 destroyed, 44 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2171 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 192 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 57 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 42 disabled
Guns lost 29 (2 destroyed, 27 disabled)

Soerabaja - it will lnot be long now...

Ground combat at Soerabaja (56,104)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 11575 troops, 159 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 290
Defending force 9418 troops, 66 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Japanese adjusted assault: 118
Allied adjusted defense: 67
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
393 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
748 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 78 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Just when I get to feeling a bit cocky... LOL reality bites!

Manila battery fire doen no damage this time, should I be upset?

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RE: Feb-27th March 3rd - 1/5/2013 6:13:52 AM   
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I'll start off with the good news first!

Sub attack near Oosthaven at 46,97
Japanese Ships
CVE Hosho, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Minekaze

Allied Ships
SS Truant
SS Truant launches 4 torpedoes at CVE Hosho


One by one - One shot/One kill, but its only PT boats...

Night Time Surface Combat, near Semarang at 52,101, Range 10,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Yugure
DD Shikinami
DD Asakaze
DD Yomogi
DMS W-5

Allied Ships
PT TM-9
PT TM-10, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT TM-11
PT TM-12


Day Time Surface Combat, near Semarang at 52,101, Range 19,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Yugure
DD Shikinami
DD Asakaze
DD Yomogi
DMS W-5

Allied Ships
PT TM-9
PT TM-11
PT TM-12, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


I can appreciate living to fight another day, BUT when its a flattop???

Day Time Surface Combat, near Kalidjati at 51,98, Range 19,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
CVE Taiyo
DD Oshio
DD Usugumo

Allied Ships
PT TM-9
PT TM-11


This is something I dont think I've ever done before, a motor launch damaging a sub!

Sub attack near Port Blair at 46,58
Japanese Ships
SS I-157, hits 2

Allied Ships
HDML 1100
HDML 1104
HDML 1103


Buff's & flak against non escorted bombers = not bad

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 18

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 7 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5


Larry unloads the aerial whippin on Manila

Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77
Weather in hex: Overcast
Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 13
G4M1 Betty x 48

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 damaged

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


Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 40

There are many air attacks on the Malayan peninsula and all over China but nothing signifigant - yet!


Not going to be able to take much more of this beatdown.

Ground combat at Soerabaja (56,104)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 11485 troops, 158 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 285
Defending force 8929 troops, 66 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Japanese adjusted assault: 50
Allied adjusted defense: 50
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
672 casualties reported
Squads: 41 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (3 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
759 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 56 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

The lead story from Tokyo Rose on tonights program...
Japanese forces CAPTURE Gasmata !!!

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RE: February/March 27th - 3rd - 1/5/2013 6:25:10 AM   
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Starting with some good news again...

TF 87 encounters mine field at Batavia (49,98) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
48 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DMS W-12, Shell hits 16, heavy fires, heavy damage
DMS W-9, Shell hits 13, heavy fires, heavy damage
DMS W-7, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
DMS W-3, Shell hits 7, heavy fires


I just love the name Banjoewangi...

Submarine attack near Banjoewangi at 57,107
Japanese Ships
AMC Kinryu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS O20


I'll take any good news I can get here... another sub to the dockyards!

ASW attack near Port Hedland at 57,129
Japanese Ships
SS I-22, hits 5

Allied Ships
AM Latrobe


A torp strike actually works for a change! Thank god for Dutch subs!

Sub attack near Bandjermasin at 60,102
Japanese Ships
TK Hoyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1
DD Amagiri

Allied Ships
SS KXVII

SS KXVII launches 2 torpedoes at TK Hoyo Maru



Air attacks at Darwin and Manila are becoming more effective...

Ground combat is mostly a stalemate, but of course there's gotta be one success for Larry.

Japanese forces CAPTURE Bataan !!!

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RE: February/March 27th - 3rd - 1/5/2013 6:35:09 AM   
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Larry just keeps pouring more troops and ships at Port Moresby... Eventually it will probably work!

Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
BB Kirishima
CA Haguro
CA Chikuma
CL Natori
DD Yayoi
DD Hatsuharu
DD Kasumi
DD Arare
DD Urakaze
DD Shiranui
DD Yukikaze
DD Akigumo
DD Yugumo


Allied ground losses:
131 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8
Port hits 2


I have a group of Catalina's on Port Blair, so I thought I'd give Larry some aggravation... It worked pretty well!

Morning Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 10

Allied aircraft
PBY-4 Catalina x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 1 damaged
Ki-30 Ann: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5


I'm sooo happy with the Dutch subs... we'll leave it at Good Job boys!

Sub attack near Denpasar at 57,108
Japanese Ships
xAK Kinrei Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Morioka Maru
PB Fumi Maru

Allied Ships
SS KX


Same old as far as ground battles - with one exception...

Ground combat at Soerabaja (56,104)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 10842 troops, 154 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 263
Defending force 8221 troops, 65 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Japanese adjusted assault: 1
Allied adjusted defense: 49
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 49 (fort level 1)

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
167 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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




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RE: February/March 27th - 3rd - 1/5/2013 6:51:16 AM   
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Ouch - WHY don't I have ASW assets at Diego Garcia? Somebody's heads will roll!

Submarine attack near Diego Garcia at 11,62
Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
xAK Somelsdijk, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage


Submarine attack near Diego Garcia at 11,62
Japanese Ships
SS I-166

Allied Ships
xAK Toendjoek, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage


Submarine attack near Diego Garcia at 11,62
Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
xAK Langkoeas, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires


Submarine attack near Diego Garcia at 11,62
Japanese Ships
SS I-166

Allied Ships
xAK Doryssa, Torpedo hits 1


Larry's Bombardment TF @ Darwin - lays down a LOT of hurt...

Night Naval bombardment of Darwin at 76,124 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 damaged

41 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Nagato
BB Haruna, Shell hits 1
CA Aoba
CA Chokai
CL Abukuma
CL Yura
CL Isuzu
CL Jintsu
CL Sendai

Allied ground losses:
532 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 68 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Resources hits 1
Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 14
Port hits 4


Guess Larry got tired of my Dutch subs showing off...

ASW attack near Merak at 48,97
Japanese Ships
DD Yomogi
DD Yugure
DD Hatsukaze
DD Kuroshio
DD Asakaze
DD Shikinami

Allied Ships
SS KVIII, hits 4


Singapore suddenly gets a LOT more air attacks and does decent damage, but I took a pretty good bite of his operational bombers.

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Light cloud
Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 15

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5


Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Light cloud
Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 42
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 7

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 11 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 13



Manila is not forgotten either by his air forces...

Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77
Weather in hex: Overcast
Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 15
G4M1 Betty x 42

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
99 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 11

Morning Air attack on 51st PA Infantry Division, at 79,77 (Manila)
Weather in hex: Overcast
Raid detected at 106 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 26

No Japanese losses

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


The followup groundpounding is even more effective today.

Ground combat at Manila (79,77)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 68108 troops, 922 guns, 271 vehicles, Assault Value = 1771
Defending force 61681 troops, 738 guns, 720 vehicles, Assault Value = 1435

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

Allied ground losses:
96 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

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RE: February/March 27th - 3rd - 1/5/2013 7:09:45 AM   
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More payback by Larry against my Dutch subs...

ASW attack near Merak at 48,97
Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio
DD Asakaze

Allied Ships
SS KVIII, hits 2


Singapore still is getting all of Larry's love he can miuster...

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Severe storms
Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 36
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 7


Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Severe storms
Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 15

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 7 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 6


Manila now gets ready for thier daily aerial visits...

Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77
Weather in hex: Light rain
Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 42
G4M1 Betty x 43

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 22


Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77
Weather in hex: Light rain
Raid detected at 90 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 30

No Japanese losses


Morning Air attack on 41st PA Infantry Division, at 79,77 (Manila)
Weather in hex: Light rain
Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged


The groundpounding at Manila goes off at 3-1 (87-32) advantage for Larry, I dont think it will get any better anytime soon.

Larry's found BB Warspite's TF heading south... bad news for me.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Cairns at 93,140
Weather in hex: Overcast
Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
D3A1 Val x 10

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 3

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
AM Townsville, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk


Morning Air attack on TF, near Townsville at 92,144
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid detected at 105 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 22
D3A1 Val x 12

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Warspite, Bomb hits 1
CL Adelaide
DD Kane

Another example of a poor decision to shock attack - but they were cut off anyway.

Ground combat at Johore Bahru (50,83)
Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 600 troops, 0 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 54
Defending force 17852 troops, 197 guns, 144 vehicles, Assault Value = 616

Allied adjusted assault: 0
Japanese adjusted defense: 1087
Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 1)

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

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 61 (4 destroyed, 57 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Cavalry Regiment

Defending units:
1st Tank Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment




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RE: February/March 27th - 3rd - 1/5/2013 7:29:48 AM   
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With one CV and all the screening ships - it almost seems unfair... I know quit yer bitchin and deal with it!

Sub attack near Lahaina at 183,106
Japanese Ships
SS I-28

Allied Ships
CV Enterprise, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires
CA Chicago
CA Indianapolis
CL Honolulu
CL Trenton
CL Detroit
DD Jarvis
DD Helm
DD Mahan
DD Ellet
DD Gridley


Short version today - Manila loses +100 casualties to aerial attacks another 96 to groundpounding, but minimal damage to the base/airfield


The Warspite hunt goes on today... I've moved another fighter squadron in to help - poor exp levels don't help much.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Townsville at 92,144
Weather in hex: Severe storms
Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 31
B5N2 Kate x 20
D3A1 Val x 22

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 7 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Warspite, Bomb hits 9
CL Adelaide
DD Kane

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Townsville at 92,144
Weather in hex: Overcast
Raid detected at 114 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28
B5N2 Kate x 18
D3A1 Val x 34

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 12 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Warspite, Bomb hits 7, on fire
CL Adelaide
DD Peary, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD John D. Ford
DD Kane, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage


As I said a couple days ago, Larry just keeps sending more troops to port Moresby... and I keep killing them!

Pre-Invasion action off Port Moresby (98,130) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
110 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Rokko Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAK Kogyoku Maru
xAK Hokuzyu Maru
xAK Chuko Maru

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


Amphibious Assault at Port Moresby (98,130)
TF 8 troops unloading over beach at Port Moresby, 98,130

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

13.2mm T93 AAMG lost overboard during unload of 1st China Assault/B Div

Port Moresby's troops suddenly regain thier Mojo! The killing fields are back in business! (I think probably Larry is short of supplies...)

Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 4288 troops, 42 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 231
Defending force 9330 troops, 220 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 277

Japanese ground losses:
173 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Trying to save the cut off troops near Jahore Baru, suddenly I notice I OUTNUMBER Larry's troops! So we attack!

Ground combat at Johore Bahru (50,83)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 17156 troops, 197 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 617
Defending force 37238 troops, 358 guns, 341 vehicles, Assault Value = 1447

Japanese adjusted assault: 138
Allied adjusted defense: 1187
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 8

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

Japanese ground losses:
6267 casualties reported
Squads: 295 destroyed, 139 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 117 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 40 disabled
Guns lost 46 (21 destroyed, 25 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
398 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 52 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Vehicles lost 14 (13 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Ground combat at Johore Bahru (50,83)
Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 36554 troops, 358 guns, 251 vehicles, Assault Value = 1396
Defending force 12250 troops, 179 guns, 144 vehicles, Assault Value = 268

Allied adjusted assault: 858
Japanese adjusted defense: 191
Allied assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Johore Bahru !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
4144 casualties reported
Squads: 90 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 166 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 44 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 91 (84 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 152 (128 destroyed, 24 disabled)
Units retreated 9

Allied ground losses:
1508 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 191 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!


Suddenly I'm thinking this might be Larry's troop concentration for Malaysia I just defeated...Maybe keep rolling up the peninsula?

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RE: March 5th- 12th - 1/11/2013 6:47:06 AM   
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Surprise! Here's Larry's supply TF...but I'm unable to hit anything yet.

Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
25 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Kogyoku Maru
xAK Tatuwa Maru
xAK Hokuzyu Maru
xAK Chuko Maru


Ok maybe it ISN'T a supply TF...

Pre-Invasion action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
71 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Koki Maru, Shell hits 2
PB Shosei Maru
xAK Kuroshio Maru

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


Amphibious Assault at Port Moresby (98,130)
TF 129 troops unloading over beach at Port Moresby, 98,130

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

17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 62nd Infantry Group
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 62nd Infantry Group
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 62nd Infantry Group


Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
32 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryusei Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire
PB Shosei Maru
xAK Kuroshio Maru


TF 129 encounters mine field at Port Moresby (98,130)

Japanese Ships
xAK Kotohira Maru, Mine hits 1

A Jap LCU attack causes no pain just supply usage, on the other hand...

Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 714 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 514
Defending force 8675 troops, 72 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 231


Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4283 troops, 42 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 231
Defending force 16062 troops, 266 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 514

Japanese ground losses:
160 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



I landed some of the troops here on Luganville...lost a lot too.

Submarine attack near Luganville at 120,150
Japanese Ships
SS RO-66

Allied Ships
AP William Ward Burrows, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


Well I know Larry's where big guns are, not that I can do much about it though...

Night Naval bombardment of Darwin at 76,124 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
40 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato, Shell hits 1
CA Aoba
CL Isuzu
CL Jintsu
CL Sendai

Allied ground losses:
159 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6
Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 1


Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
CA Haguro
CA Chikuma
CL Natori
DD Yayoi
DD Hatsuharu
DD Kasumi
DD Arare
DD Urakaze
DD Yukikaze
DD Akigumo
DD Yugumo

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

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4
Port hits 3



I can hear the nails being driven into Warspite's coffin now...

Afternoon Air attack on Townsville , at 92,144
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid detected at 107 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
D3A1 Val x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 6 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Warspite, Bomb hits 1

Port hits 1

There were a few minor skirmishes in China, Allied AF/LCU abuse at Manila and Singers continues...

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RE: March 5th- 12th - 1/11/2013 7:18:08 AM   
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Larry has an uncanny ability to have subs/ships wherever I'm trying to get something done...

Day Time Surface Combat, near Luganville at 120,150, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kagero, Shell hits 1
E Hashidate, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
xAK Jacob Luckenbach, Shell hits 9, heavy fires
xAK Exmoor, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Larry has built up his AF's and is making regular visits to Darwin now.

Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid detected at 107 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9
G4M1 Betty x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7


Not complaining, but Larry thankfully keeps his medium bombers altitude too high to do any real damage.

Morning Air attack on 39th Australian Battalion, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 18

No Japanese losses


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid detected at 101 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 10

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 5


FYI - the air raids on Singers have been successful, but I've been hurting him too. Sadly(?) the Buff's are almost attrited out of the game.

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 31

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 11 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12


Bombing intel by L212's reveals Hosho is nearby Batavia providing (LR)CAP.


No rocket science, but even Wirraways have intelligence gathering capability.

Morning Air attack on 56th Infantry Regiment, at 50,82 (Kluong)
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 1
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 3

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses


Another case where Larry is giving me an unintentional break by keeping his bombers altitude too high. NOT that I'm complaining!

Morning Air attack on USAFFE , at 79,77 (Manila)
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 46 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 27

No Japanese losses

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

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


Larry has begun sweeping again @ Singers, soon it will be bye-bye Buff's!

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 10

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

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


Something finally goes right for the USN Dolphins...

Submarine attack near Nauru Island at 127,128

Japanese Ships
xAKL Toyotsu Maru, Shell hits 15, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-28


So there's no mistake, more troops land at Pt. Moresby! We trade bombardments there - I take down 73 Japs this turn, Larry -0

Pre-Invasion action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

43 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Shonon Maru #15
xAK Tyoyo Maru, Shell hits 3

China - small skirmishes... Nanchang is heating up but I hold the advantage in troops and succesfully airdropping supplies there.

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RE: March 5th- 12th - 1/11/2013 7:45:57 AM   
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More success by the USN dolphins... Of course Larry's subs are sinking my shipping at a greater rate too.

Sub attack near Christmas Island IO at 45,103

Japanese Ships
TK Akatuki Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-39

Sub attack near Kwajalein Island at 131,115

Japanese Ships
PB Kyo Maru #6, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-18

The bombing runs over my cities have stepped up, Manila,Singers, and Darwin are all recieving multiple bombing runs daily.

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 14

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb


Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 4

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

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 18

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

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 10

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 8
G4M1 Betty x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 47 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 10

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4


Morning Air attack on Asiatic Fleet , at 79,77 (Manila)
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid detected at 114 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 16
G4M1 Betty x 30

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
172 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Morning Air attack on Cavite USN Base Force, at 79,77 (Manila)
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid detected at 92 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 26

No Japanese losses

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


Morning Air attack on 41st PA Infantry Division, at 79,77 (Manila)
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged


Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 30

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 15000 feet


A resource laden TF is found and promptly sunk, IIRC this was a Hobart-Sydney run...It's a morale buster anyway

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bowen at 94,149
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
B5N2 Kate x 41
D3A1 Val x 33



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 6 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Anglo Indian, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Elisavet, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Anna Odland, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Illisos, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Bundaleer, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Tai Yin, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
TK Gulfpride, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Marpessa, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Maetsuycker, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk


Trading bombardments @ Pt. Moresby again This time the score is Me 200 - Larry 16


This was not a move to gain territory, I actually wanted to slow him down some, he moved some troops out - but to where?

Ground combat at Shaohing (91,56)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 24687 troops, 119 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 922
Defending force 3468 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Allied adjusted assault: 418
Japanese adjusted defense: 83

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

Allied forces CAPTURE Shaohing !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1381 casualties reported
Squads: 30 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 26 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
420 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 53 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

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RE: March 5th- 12th - 1/11/2013 8:04:44 AM   
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I can't get anything into Luganville right now, this is getting ridiculous!

Sub attack near Luganville at 120,150
Japanese Ships
SS RO-66

Allied Ships
xAK Dorothy Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Night Time Surface Combat, near Luganville at 120,150, Range 6,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi

Allied Ships
xAK Dorothy Luckenbach, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk



I'm getting plenty ofexperience for the fighter groups @ Townsville... Warspite hasnt sunk yet...yet.

Morning Air attack on Townsville , at 92,144
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 5
P-40E Warhawk x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed



I flew the Wirraways in last turn to put pressure on Larry - That may not have been such a good idea!

Morning Air attack on 62nd Infantry Group , at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 10
A6M2 Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wirraway: 5 destroyed, 1 damaged


Also on my list of bad ideas...

Afternoon Air attack on 39th Division, at 85,54 (Nanchang)
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 2

Allied aircraft
SB-III x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB-III: 5 damaged



More troops landing at Port Moresby - just getting there cost them 100 of Emporer Horohito's finest.

Pre-Invasion action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

106 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Choun Maru #8
xAP Kamo Maru

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

Amphibious Assault at Port Moresby (98,130)
TF 4 troops unloading over beach at Port Moresby, 98,130

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




If your thinking I'm wasting units doing this - I'm just trying to shake Larry's confidence & slow him down some... But you would be right too!

Pre-Invasion action off Paramushiro-jima (137,47)
81 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Hatfield
xAK Anniston City, Shell hits 3
DD Gilmer
xAK Dakotan, Shell hits 1
APD Rathburne

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


Allied ground losses:
83 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Amphibious Assault at Paramushiro-jima (137,47)
TF 407 troops unloading over beach at Paramushiro-jima, 137,47

Allied ground losses:
286 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 49 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (0 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (0 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Ground combat at Paramushiro-jima (137,47)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 4908 troops, 48 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 158
Defending force 1237 troops, 17 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 52

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

Kyuko Naval Guard Unit
Nanking Naval Guard Unit
Kitachishima Fortress
3rd Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
1st/102nd Infantry Bn /2
182nd Infantry Rgt /3
132nd Infantry Rgt /2
276th Cst Art Bn /1
428th Coast Cst AA Rgt /1
1/198th Coast AA Bn /1


More war on the beaches and town of Port Moresby...

Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 720 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 605
Defending force 8752 troops, 72 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 241

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


Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 4324 troops, 42 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 241
Defending force 18602 troops, 329 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 605

Japanese ground losses:
173 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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



Nanchang has stalemated again...

Ground combat at Nanchang (85,54)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 35974 troops, 293 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1165
Defending force 21516 troops, 158 guns, 118 vehicles, Assault Value = 707

Assaulting units:
50th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
30th Group Army

Defending units:
39th Division
55th Infantry Brigade
23rd RGC Temp. Division
17th JAAF Base Force

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RE: March 5th- 12th - 1/15/2013 5:37:32 AM   
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Port Moresby's 6" CD guns are doing a good job, just have to keep humping in supply by B-17's

Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

28 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Kisogawa Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAK Kuretake Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire
PB Choun Maru #8
xAP Kamo Maru


Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

30 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Kisogawa Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAK Kuretake Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
PB Choun Maru #8
xAP Kamo Maru


The troops on Port Moresby are holding fast also.

Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 4318 troops, 42 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 243
Defending force 18607 troops, 329 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 608

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

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



I moved an inexperienced P-40E sqdn to Darwin hoping to stave off the bombers - not an inspiring start...

Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid detected at 110 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 7

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 21

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Runway hits 2


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 10

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 6


This is interesting - 2 Buff's damage 22 of 24 bombers over Singers... Nice Shootin Tex!

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 22 damaged

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1



Remember the damaged BB Warspite? Yeah Larry's back after her again...

Morning Air attack on Townsville , at 92,144
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 8
P-40E Warhawk x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed


Afternoon Air attack on Townsville , at 92,144
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid detected at 100 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
B5N2 Kate x 19
D3A1 Val x 16

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Warspite, Bomb hits 2

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

Port hits 4
Port supply hits 1


Nanchang, apparently Larry is rotating his refreshed troops back IN... Not too bad but not what I was hoping for.

Ground combat at Nanchang (85,54)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 19599 troops, 146 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 710
Defending force 37246 troops, 293 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1173

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

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


This is the ill-advised amphibious landing, I aborted the landing and these troops are toast... !

Ground combat at Paramushiro-jima (137,47)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 4923 troops, 48 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 159
Defending force 1232 troops, 16 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 51

Japanese adjusted assault: 53
Allied adjusted defense: 3
Japanese assault odds: 17 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
213 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



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RE: March 5th- 12th - 1/15/2013 6:12:34 AM   
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Apparently Larry will go after ANY kind of opposition... I didn't stand a chance!

Day Time Surface Combat, near Broome at 62,127, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Kiji

Allied Ships
AMc Lawoe, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
AMc Salak, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
AMc Endeh, Shell hits 2, and is sunk


Larry tries a night airstrike @ Darwin, maybe the fighters are starting to impress him? Nah I didn't think so either...He comes back in the daytime too.

Night Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 3

No Japanese losses

Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid detected at 87 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 14

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

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



Here we go again, the slow painful I-can't-do-anything-about-it shellacking at Townsville. BB warspite is a sitting wounded duck!

Morning Air attack on Townsville , at 92,144
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
B5N2 Kate x 41
D3A1 Val x 54

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 6
P-40E Warhawk x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 8 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Warspite, Bomb hits 12, heavy fires
CL Adelaide, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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

Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1


Afternoon Air attack on Townsville , at 92,144
Weather in hex: Light cloud
Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
B5N2 Kate x 22

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Warspite, Bomb hits 3, on fire



For a second day the Buff's at Singers give a good account of themselves.

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 14 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Runway hits 10


Larry sends a fighter sweep at Singers - guess he didnt like the losses. The Buff's escape damage going into combat at 1-4 odds.

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 8

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



The AVG (3rd Sqn) is finally in position to intercept a raid by an escorted force - and come out on top!

Morning Air attack on 11th Chinese Base Force, at 79,57 (Kukong)
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10
Ki-51 Sonia x 4

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-51 Sonia: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses



AVG's (2nd Sqn) hears about the success and joins the party against some unescorted bombers.

Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 74,55 (Liuchow)
Weather in hex: Light rain
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 1

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

No Allied losses


The Trop's mix it up too.

Afternoon Air attack on Kuala Lumpur , at 49,79
Weather in hex: Light cloud
Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 15

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 6

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

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed



I don't know what to make of this, the very next day we both take small losses (2-1 over mine). Is this a supply issue?

Ground combat at Nanchang (85,54)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 19567 troops, 146 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 708
Defending force 37325 troops, 293 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1180

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


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


A snapshot of our Manila battle - seems like I'll do ok as long as supply lasts.

Ground combat at Manila (79,77)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 83050 troops, 1031 guns, 281 vehicles, Assault Value = 2435
Defending force 60513 troops, 718 guns, 718 vehicles, Assault Value = 1384

Allied ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Port Moresby supply is still good, just not as good results...

Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 4318 troops, 42 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 243
Defending force 18546 troops, 329 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 604

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

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


D I S C L A I M E R. . . This is my first AAR, I don't have the skills to put pix in on a regular basis and I cant seem to get "it" using MS Paint to attach the text to pix. My apologies... thats why I tend to write blurbs trying to explain without a thouand words...

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RE: March 5th- 12th - 1/20/2013 4:20:02 AM   
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Hmm, a LONE Torpedo Boat to a port? Well yes, if it works!

Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Hedland at 57,129, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Kiji

Allied Ships
AM Latrobe, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAK Empire Condor
xAK Empire Curlew


The beatdown on the Warspite continues...

Morning Air attack on Townsville , at 92,144
Weather in hex: Overcast
Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 45 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23
B5N2 Kate x 40
D3A1 Val x 53

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 8
P-40E Warhawk x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 15 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Warspite, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 6

Afternoon Air attack on Townsville , at 92,144
Weather in hex: Severe storms
Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
B5N2 Kate x 20

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 5
P-40E Warhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Warspite, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage



The reliable Dutch submariners go four for four on torp hits!

Sub attack near Toboali at 50,94
Japanese Ships
xAK Nissan Maru, Torpedo hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Kongosan Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXII


The best of a good day of combat...

Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 4342 troops, 42 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 246
Defending force 18571 troops, 329 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 607

Japanese ground losses:
272 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 14 (2 destroyed, 12 disabled)


Singapore and Manila both are nearly out of supply, Manila is all red and I'm losing around a 150 troops a day, casualties are sure to increase.

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RE: March 5th- 12th - 1/20/2013 4:49:15 AM   
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Another case where Larry shows up and sinks everything. I'm starting to suspect a spy in my ranks!

Night Time Surface Combat, near Luganville at 120,150, Range 2,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 9 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi

Allied Ships
AM Kingfisher, Shell hits 2
xAK Virginian, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Trento, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Midway - Larry keeps coming back, are the transports coming this time?

Night Time Surface Combat, near Midway Island at 158,91, Range 2,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
BB Hiei
CA Ashigara
CA Mikuma
CL Naka
CL Kitakami
DD Tsuga
TB Tomozuru

Allied Ships
AM Tern, Shell hits 9, and is sunk


Darwin is getting Larry's love, but where is Larry re-arming at? I have multiple subs at Truk with no sightings...?

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

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 destroyed on ground

24 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
CA Chokai
CL Abukuma
CL Yura
DD Karii
DD Asagiri


Allied ground losses:
246 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Resources hits 1
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 9
Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1


The first confirmed sub kill by the USN...

Submarine attack near Palmyra at 170,133
Japanese Ships
SS RO-62, hits 14, and is sunk

Allied Ships
APD Gregory
xAK San Simeon
APD Stringham
APD McKean
APD Little


More attacks on Warspite, it will almost be a relief when she sinks so the CV's will go away!

Morning Air attack on Townsville , at 92,144
Weather in hex: Light cloud
Raid detected at 102 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
B5N2 Kate x 40
D3A1 Val x 53



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Warspite, Bomb hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Adelaide, Bomb hits 2, on fire

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


Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1


The AVG gets back in action over Kukong and Liuchow, victory against unescorted bombers may make Larry reconsider this.

Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 74,55 (Liuchow)
Weather in hex: Light rain
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 1

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

No Allied losses



Manila without supply - AV is going down rapidly...

Ground combat at Manila (79,77)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 83809 troops, 1032 guns, 281 vehicles, Assault Value = 2503
Defending force 60172 troops, 714 guns, 718 vehicles, Assault Value = 1363

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

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


My supplies at S.F. just passed 3M, I'm trying to set up supply lines to Canton, Palmyra and Pago Pago with a forward base of Luganville. But I need more escorts for the AK's!

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RE: March 13th- 20th 1942 - 1/21/2013 10:16:22 PM   
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I put this SCTF together because a lot of subs have been running right by Johnston Is making me think Kwajalein is very active.. My subs say an AV is there, No capital ships around...

Night Time Surface Combat, near Kwajalein Island at 132,115, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuzuki, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
BB Colorado
BB Idaho
CA Astoria
CA Minneapolis
CL Raleigh
DD Bagley
DD Craven
DD Dunlap
DD Fanning
DD Mahan
DD Case
DD Shaw
DD Cushing


OK the subs intel says no capital ships... Does the silent service KNOW what a capital ship IS???

Night Time Surface Combat, near Kwajalein Island at 132,115, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Nisshin
BB Kongo, Shell hits 6
CL Oi, Shell hits 1
DD Hatsushima, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Isonami
DD Kuri

Allied Ships
BB Colorado, Shell hits 2
BB Idaho, Shell hits 10, on fire
CA Astoria, Shell hits 3
CA Minneapolis
CL Raleigh
DD Bagley
DD Craven
DD Dunlap, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Fanning, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Mahan
DD Case
DD Shaw
DD Cushing

Adding insult to injury...

TF 242 encounters mine field at Kwajalein Island (132,115)

Allied Ships
BB Colorado, Mine hits 1

OK this is more like I was envisioning

Night Time Surface Combat, near Kwajalein Island at 132,115, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Tatutaki Maru, Shell hits 11, heavy fires
xAK Tatumiya Maru, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Yamahagi Maru
PB Konei Maru, Shell hits 5, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Colorado
CA Astoria
CA Minneapolis
CL Raleigh
DD Bagley
DD Craven
DD Mahan
DD Case
DD Shaw


Maybe its just me, but wouldnt you concentrate your big guns on THIER big guns???

Day Time Surface Combat, near Kwajalein Island at 132,115, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Nisshin
BB Kongo
CL Oi, Shell hits 4
DD Hatsushima, on fire, heavy damage
DD Isonami
DD Kuri

Allied Ships
BB Colorado, Shell hits 2
CA Astoria
CA Minneapolis
CL Raleigh
DD Bagley
DD Craven
DD Mahan
DD Case, Shell hits 2
DD Shaw


I hope that one DD didnt do all that damage by itself to my TF, but scratch one tin can from Tojo's Fleet

Day Time Surface Combat, near Roi-Namur at 132,114, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuzuki, Shell hits 16, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Colorado, Shell hits 9
CA Astoria
CA Minneapolis
CL Raleigh
DD Bagley
DD Craven, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Mahan
DD Case
DD Shaw, Shell hits 1, on fire

Now comes the air attacks I wanted to avoid...

Morning Air attack on TF, near Kwajalein Island at 132,115
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
B5N2 Kate x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Idaho
DD Dunlap, and is sunk

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kwajalein Island at 132,115
Weather in hex: Severe storms
Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Idaho



In other parts of the world, Larry's CVE/CVL comes to Brisbane area spreading thier love...

Morning Air attack on TF, near Brisbane at 96,160
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
Raid detected at 81 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
B5N2 Kate x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Tarifa, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Mary Livanos, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk



Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rockhampton at 95,152
Weather in hex: Light rain
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
D3A1 Val x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Anglo Indian, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk


Some good things occurred this turn, Namely the Dutch boats hit another target.

Submarine attack near Batavia at 49,97
Japanese Ships
xAK Hokuzyu Maru, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KXIII


Air attacks are otherwise unremarkable, Darwin is hit by 3 nightime raids for no damages Oosthaven, Batavia and Titilijap are all under seige...

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RE: March 13th- 20th 1942 - 1/21/2013 11:05:40 PM   
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West Coast: SF is at 3.3M in supply because of my not convoying effectively into Ports. I will get an abundance of AK’s over the next year and will escort them throughout. This means I will be switching the Clemson DD’s to DE since they become 6 ASW weapons.

Hawaii: I sent out the BB Pennsylvania and BB Oklahoma to the West Coast along with 2DD escorts that are Due for 4/1 refits, CV Enterprise took 3 torpedoes last time she ventured out, Big E has 9 months of shipyard time too. Sara and Lady Lex have a little less than a month to fix their wounds Pearl has 225K of Supply and just over 200K of fuel so no worries there.

Java: No real hopes of saving any of the bases, I just want to make it as expensive as possible for Larry, he has shown a trait of spreading himself a little too thin in places. Batavia got a couple of the AA LCU’s from other bases to make the airraids deadlier

Burma/India: The Australian I Corps has been shipped to Bombay. I intend to send them and the remaining Bruma Corps LCU’s to Calcutta or points nearby to start the defense of Burma. I believe Larry is piecemealing his troops up from Bangkok and want to hit him before he has his strength concentrated.

Southern: Pago Pago is getting supply but needs fuel desperately. Lungaville (?) has too many planes (P-39D) and the Troops landed haven’t gotten untracked to start building the airfield. I’m figuring the disruption is the culprit.
Canton Is/Baker Is are both getting visits from Larry with DD’s and E’s which are pretty much destroying my efforts to supply them. I have one bomber sqdrn ferrying supply to Canton Is. without effect so far.

Australia/New Zealand: Sydney has over 300K supply, but as usual fuel is the problem. Larry is repeatedly visiting the East Coast to raise havoc and is pretty successful owing to my lack of experienced fighters

N O T E S:

This just isnt working out... I may just have sacrificed this TF in stupidity and bad intelligence
Night Time Surface Combat, near Namu at 133,116, Range 4,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
DD Mochizuki, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB Idaho, Shell hits 16, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Fanning
DD Cushing

Night Time Surface Combat, near Kusaie Island at 125,116, Range 2,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
E Ishigaki, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
AO Kokuyo Maru

Allied Ships
BB Colorado, Shell hits 1
CA Astoria
CA Minneapolis
CL Raleigh
DD Bagley
DD Mahan

Night Time Surface Combat, near Kusaie Island at 125,116, Range 1,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
AO Kokuyo Maru, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Colorado
CA Astoria
CA Minneapolis
CL Raleigh
DD Bagley
DD Mahan

One of my subs providing "intelligence" almost gets caught.
Sub attack near Kwajalein Island at 133,114
Japanese Ships
PB Kaikei Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon

OK As disappointed as I am about this TF - it has gotten 2 oilers and an AK with escorts- so not a complete loss.
Day Time Surface Combat, near Kusaie Island at 123,119, Range 15,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
PB Tama Maru #8, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
AO Tsurumi, Shell hits 14, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Colorado
CA Astoria
CA Minneapolis
CL Raleigh
DD Bagley
DD Mahan

Day Time Surface Combat, near Kusaie Island at 123,120, Range 14,000 Yards
Japanese Ships
DD Kuretake, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Naruto, Shell hits 15, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB Colorado, Shell hits 1
CA Astoria, Shell hits 1
CA Minneapolis, Shell hits 1
CL Raleigh
DD Bagley
DD Mahan


Well here is the payback, no aircover by me is proving a fatal mistake. Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ailuk at 137,112
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
BB Idaho, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Cushing

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bikini at 131,111
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 7



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Shaw
DD Case

Japanese forces CAPTURE Gorontalo !!!

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RE: March 13th- 20th 1942 - 1/26/2013 5:21:16 AM   
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Alaska: A new warfare area but not unexpected... SS 1-16 sends 2 TT's into the AK Steel Exporter causing heavy damage.

Still not finished The Steel Exporters stablemate in the CTF, the AK J.L. Lukenbach gets hit by 2 shells and 3 TT's causing fire and heavy damage.

West Coast: Building up some airfields, waiting for AK's to get to S.F. so I can start TF's of desperately needed supplies. S.F. is up to 3.4M supply...

Hawaii: repairing Enterprise is my #1 priority, Hornet in the pipeline from Balboa - sending her to Pearl to take F4F-4 or at least 3A's off the other carrier groups, Sara and Lady Lex are pierside I could send them out EXCEPT I need more F4F's than I'm getting. I swapped out a VMF group 3A's for Buff's then replacements were delayed for two days...arrgh!

Java: Batavia... I ordered a shock attack and for the life of me I dont know what I was thinking! . 2171 troops killed against 273 Japs... Stupid,Stupid,Stupid!

Burma/India/Malaya: Pulling the Burma units back to Mandalay until reserves get to Calcutta. moving as much fuel and supply as I can get from Abadan. I'm letting the LCU's flesh out at Aden before moving them to Bombay. I have engineers working feverishly at Columbo to build up the port and fortifications.

I sent most of the Aussie LCU's at Singers north into Jahore Baru to see if there is any supply to be captured. I regret not building up Singers LI at the beginning - it was not wanting to hand it to him when he took Singers. Now I see how much the resources could have been converted by the LI with Palembang's fuel, and I'm grinding my teeth over it. There's around 150K of resources for him and NOW I see how thin he spread himself here. I actually outnumber him but cannot take advantage because of NO Supply!

Southern: 3 DD's (Craven,Case,Shaw) have a daytime encounter CL Nachi,DD Kagero & DD Ushio near Rongelap(135,110). No surprise on either side but its not pretty, DD Craven sinks with 8 shell hits, DD Shaw takes 6 shell hits and has heavy fires and heavy damage, DD Case takes 2 hits and is on fire. Only DD Ushio takes 2 shell hits with no damage evident. The followup encounter is fatal as Shaw takes 6 hits and DD Case takes 11 as both ships slip beneath the waves.

DD Fanning is TT'd by a single Kate escorted by 8 M2 Zeroes near Taongi(140,110) Obviously its Larry's CVTF and while I'm disappointed one single plane sinks a destroyer...c'est la vie!

Australia/New Zealand: EDIT: To counter (hopefully) Larry's nighttime attacks at Darwin, I placed the Kingfisher sqdn there on nightfighter duty.

N O T E S: Port Moresby is still a killing field for the IJN forces landing there...

Pre-Invasion action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
120 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Huzi Maru, Shell hits 8, heavy fires
PB Muro Maru
xAP Kanzyu Maru

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

Amphibious Assault at Port Moresby (98,130)
TF 436 troops unloading over beach at Port Moresby, 98,130

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

Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 4354 troops, 42 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 255
Defending force 20059 troops, 417 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 659

Japanese ground losses:
77 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Looking for some feedback - I'm trying to make it readable and interesting. It was suggested to limit the Ops reports because it would be easier to just attach it to the site... Is this style better or what suggestions do you have?

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RE: March 13th- 20th 1942 - 1/26/2013 5:44:04 AM   
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Alaska: Nothing to report - neither AK hit yesterday sank, so far

West Coast: status quo 2 more KV's delivered to Victoria - will be sent out ASW next turn.

Hawaii: Need AK's to move supplies to front positions, need escorts to protect them!

Java: Ketapang (55,93) is being amphibious assaulted, 66 IJN losses from the landing...

Burma/India: Status Quo... No attacks of any note.

Southern: Sending a sm TK from Sydney to Luganville to fuel PT's boats there. Larry puts E & PB's in SCTF's and runs around here with impunity... hope the PT's can surprise em!

Australia/New Zealand: Sub attacks around Perth and Sydney, ineffective ASW work so far...

N O T E S: Port Moresby still the most interesting from the Allies side of the tale.

Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
53 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Yoshino Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire
PB Muro Maru
xAP Kanzyu Maru

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

Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
52 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Muro Maru
xAP Kanzyu Maru

Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
58 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Yoshino Maru, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Kanzyu Maru, Shell hits 2

Just to show the advantage in AV he has over me, I believe he has 30K+ troops ashore and I'm killing about a hundred a day on average.I believe its his supply problems are my savior here.

Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 2968 troops, 163 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 647
Defending force 8872 troops, 72 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 257

Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 4360 troops, 42 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 257
Defending force 20745 troops, 418 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 647

Japanese ground losses:
193 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)

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

This is where I moved troops to Kulong from Jahore Baru looking for supplies... Maybe Larry's troops aren't so spread out!

Ground combat at Kluong (50,82)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 13552 troops, 81 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 1286
Defending force 11475 troops, 160 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 296

Allied adjusted assault: 99
Japanese adjusted defense: 315
Allied assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
676 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1042 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 62 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3/16th Punjab Battalion
28th Gurkha Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
22nd Australian Brigade
2nd Argylls Battalion
53rd British Brigade
54th British Brigade
6th Indian Brigade
45th Indian Brigade
55th British Brigade
27th Australian Brigade
SSVF Brigade
44th Indian Brigade
5/2nd Punjab Battalion

Defending units:
21st Infantry Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
8th JAAF AF Coy

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