20th March -44
Looks like my idiotic mistake didnīt change the outcome. Only delayed it for 2 days. Puh!
Ground combat at Dagua (95,119)
Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 2080 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 113
Defending force 1304 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 39
Allied adjusted assault: 72
Japanese adjusted defense: 1
Allied assault odds: 72 to 1 (fort level 2)
Allied forces CAPTURE Dagua !!!
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), preparation(-)
Japanese ground losses:
788 casualties reported
Squads: 27 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3
Allied ground losses:
305 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!
1st Fiji Commando Battalion
1st Australian Para Battalion
503rd Parachute Regiment
2nd Fiji Commando Battalion
503rd Parachute Rgt /2
Maizuru 1st SNLF
3rd South Seas Gsn /2
12th JAAF AF Coy
Lets see if I can get some help in next turn... Iīve also set 100 P47s to clear out the skies over Hollandia. These are not top notch pilots so Iīm a little bit worried as Erik has 74 fighters there.
Looks like Erik is bringing in some big guns in the area. Spotted 4 BBs at the fringes of Naval search. I donīt want to shift any naval power to this area right now as I canīt defend the air space properly. Iīll pull out the ships and planes if needed.
Another stupid mistake. I just noticed the AF at Chittagong wasnīt repairing. Turns out I have no engineers there! Stupid. Sent the planes to Calcutta to resume the bombing campaign. 4 EAB will arrive withing a week and start the repairs.
Erik is bombing my stack SW of Prome. Its entertaining as he has been doing this for quite a few days but I still canīt see any effect! Iīm moving them around but cancelling movement before they move to the next hex. Erik is sending troops back and forth. Its quite boring actually.