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RE: Balikpapan - 9/14/2013 7:31:16 AM   
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Thanks guys. Can´t tell you have good it makes me feel to FINALLY succeed in this theatre after two years of trench warfare.

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Thailand! - 9/14/2013 7:54:40 AM   
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Thailand
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Yeah, we are in Thailand now. Crazy!

I´m going to follow the advice I have been given. As soon as the Armor arrives I will send it to Ayuthia (strange name) to cut the supply in northern Thailand. I have 3000 AV moving to secure the 3 bases up there. As seen in the screenshot its virtually empty. What I thought might be a division is more likely a RGT or BDE.

But first we are going to rest for a day or two. My air force is in desperate need of rest after almost 2 weeks of constant flying. We did send a last message to the Japanese before the short vacation...Gotta love clear hexes!

The key here will be to rob Erik of supplies. I´m going to do that by making his AA burn it all up. I remember when I had bunched all my AA in Burma into one hex and it burned though 20.000 supply in one turn firing at attacking bombers. I don´t think Erik has 20.000 AV to spare?


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Morning Air attack on 48th Division, at 55,61 , near Bangkok

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 9
Liberator B.VI x 31
B-17F Fortress x 3
B-24D1 Liberator x 14
B-24J Liberator x 106
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 11


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
1709 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 83 disabled
Non Combat: 25 destroyed, 183 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 69 (20 destroyed, 49 disabled)
Vehicles lost 39 (9 destroyed, 30 disabled)


Morning Air attack on 33rd Army, at 55,61 , near Bangkok

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 28
B-24J Liberator x 48


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 6 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
705 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 99 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 26 (1 destroyed, 25 disabled)


Morning Air attack on 8th Tank Regiment, at 55,61 , near Bangkok

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 14
B-24J Liberator x 35


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged


Japanese ground losses:
254 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 69 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 17 (6 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 47 (11 destroyed, 36 disabled)


Morning Air attack on 35th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 55,61 , near Bangkok

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 19

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
317 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled








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RE: Thailand! - 9/14/2013 9:06:03 AM   
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A small supply crisis has started to develop on the PI front.

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Supply "crisis"
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Its not a crises per see. I´m not lacking supply or running out. But the tremendous amount of planes at Cotabato and Manado (almost 3000 planes) require a massive amount of supply. I don´t know how the game calculates this but Cotabato has 180.000 supply but are still in the yellow. That means no droptanks. Thats not good.

This situation has developed since I have been rearranging the supply lines. It will take probably another month before everything is up and running. But right now I need to scramble to get more supply to Cotabato. I have 700.000 onroute that I was going to send to Balikpapan. That will have to wait though. Cotabato is priority so I will send 500.000 to Cotabato and only 200.000 to Balikpapan for now. Roughly 2 million supply are on the move but it will be awhile before it arrives. Right now I don´t have even a lone xAK disbanded in port. Every single one is sailing somewhere or repairing.

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Kendari
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Erik managed to get his transports out. Dang.

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Luzon
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Yeah, Luzon too!

Trying to take advantage on the evil eye being centered on Thailand I´m landing on Luzon tomorrow. See screenshot for details. Luckily for me Eriks naval search is really poor in the area and while it picked up one of the TFs yesterday it was only a 3/10 DL. I hope he mistook it for a cargo TF. Today at the start point it was more of the same. One TF is showing 3/11 and the other 1/12. I hope Erik have missed them all together. Tomorrow we will know.

I have 400 fighters on LRCAP from Iloilo and San Jose. These are the absolute best airgroups I have. Mostly P47s and Corsairs but also some P51s. The landing site is only 3 hexes away from Manila but if Erik has missed the TFs altogether he might have them on training and not naval strike. 178 bombers and 350 Fighters listed at Manila and another 170 Fighters at Clark.

This is a bit of a chance. But I have embedded some slow BBs and I hope they will act as sponges for any Kamis/Bombers getting through the LRCAP. I will take some losses this time though if Erik has his kamis and bombers on Navattack. We will know later today.

I´ll be landing with a reinforced Corps. Enough that Erik has has no chance to counterattack. Landing site is Boac. Its empty and the Jungle terrain will help shelter my troops before we start pushing out from Boac. Erik has 12 units at Atimonan. Its a clear hex though so I don´t foresee and problems here.




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RE: Thailand! - 9/14/2013 9:55:29 AM   
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RE: Thailand! - 9/14/2013 10:02:48 AM   
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Looks like lots of potential size 9 AFs in southern Luzon.

Do you have a good track of where you have all those construction engineers are at and how many do you have headed here??


Yes, Most of them are building up the AF at Iloilo (8.76). I have barges ready there to start shuttling them to Boac as soon as the AF hits 9!

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RE: Thailand! - 9/14/2013 10:19:53 AM   
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RE: Thailand! - 9/14/2013 10:22:52 AM   
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AFB dream - I want just 'one' American Armored Division to use in a place like southern Luzon or back on Mindanao.



Mmm...armoured division...mmm uuuughh


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RE: Thailand! - 9/14/2013 3:43:29 PM   
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Joc - I think you should check the hexsides out of Boac. The side to the northeast (to Atimonan) is impassable to ground troops. Boac is the ISLAND off the coast of Luzon. A landing there will NOT get you on Luzon, but rather on a useless island. "W" is the hotkey. You need to consider Legaspi or Naga.

With the supply and fighter range problems you've encountered it's seems amazing that MacArthur would attempt a jump from Leyte to Lingayen, and SUCCEED!

Edit: My first edit must have got lost in the ether. Anyway, except for my comment on MacArthur, all of the above is UNTRUE. Don't know what I was looking at, but a second look shows that a landing at Boac will get you on Luzon, as Joc has already determined. And "W" is the hotkey for hexside CONTROL, not geography. Sorry for any confusion.

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RE: Thailand! - 9/14/2013 3:58:15 PM   
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I agree with uncivil. But your doing so good. I found some car keys in my toilet are they yours?

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RE: Thailand! - 9/14/2013 4:46:43 PM   
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Are you guys sure?! There is a road going from Boac to Antimoan?! If you are right that would SUCK.

DOCUP, Yes they would be mine indeed!

EDIT: Stop scaring me! Loaded up a SCEN 1 game and I could walk to Boac. Phew!




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RE: Thailand! - 9/14/2013 4:55:08 PM   
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Use the F6 key to turn on the hex side codes. If it is green (pass land units only) or white (pass land units and naval units) then good.

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RE: Thailand! - 9/14/2013 4:57:33 PM   
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Use the F6 key to turn on the hex side codes. If it is green (pass land units only) or white (pass land units and naval units) then good.


Its green. Thank god! That would have been the most embarrassing mistake. Ever?

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RE: Thailand! - 9/14/2013 5:00:20 PM   
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Those two hexes are land connected by NE hex side. At lest in stock map.




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Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/16/2013 10:23:55 AM   
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Luzon
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Well, looks like the forum was restored from an old backup. So my post about the Boac landing disappeared. I don´t have the energy to rewrite it. But basically it went very well. Troops are onshore completely intact without a single loss.

BB Mississippi took two torps and will probably be out for the rest of the war.

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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/16/2013 10:38:03 AM   
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Looks like Erik will bunch up his superstack again and try to escape through the clear hex. This is a golden opportunity for me. I can either try and close him of. Or even better, try to engage him in the clear hex!

My combined strength should be around 10k AV that I can focus on that clear hex. It should be enough to deal with Erik forces. By the time they arrive the should be out of supply, fatigued and low morale.

I think this has a good chance of success.






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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/16/2013 11:16:19 AM   
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Doh!

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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/16/2013 8:15:53 PM   
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13th November -44
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Besides the action in Thailand and the landings on Luzon things are pretty quiet.

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Marianas
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CVs reach the Marianas. They are to escort a couple of big convoys coming from PH and the WC. Some troops will also be picked up from the Saipan.

Another deliberate attack at Guam tomorrow. Troops have recovered and bombardments have been working over the defenders with good effect.

quote:

Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1980 troops, 239 guns, 132 vehicles, Assault Value = 1521

Defending force 22414 troops, 409 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 229

Japanese ground losses:
132 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (4 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled
)


Might get the base tomorrow with some luck.

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DEI
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The slow advance continues. We reached Dili with a scouting force.

quote:

Ground combat at Dili (71,115)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 11961 troops, 141 guns, 123 vehicles, Assault Value = 680

Defending force 11509 troops, 77 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 363

Assaulting units:
2/6th Armoured Regiment
1st Army Tank Regiment
2/5th Armoured Regiment
7th Australian Division

I Australian Corps


Defending units:
43rd Engineer Regiment
72nd Infantry Brigade
III/66th Naval Guard Unit
124th Infantry Regiment
3rd Raiding Regiment
Sasebo 3rd SNLF

9th Field AF Construction Battalion
35th JNAF AF Unit
4th Tank Regiment
65th JNAF AF Unit


I´ll wait for the Americal to arrive before starting the attacks.

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Elsewhere
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Its quiet. The map is shrinking.

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Thailand
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Kind of figured Erik would try and LRCAP his little blocking force.

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Afternoon Air attack on 33rd Army, at 55,61 , near Bangkok

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 28
J2M5 Jack x 9
N1K1-J George x 9
N1K2-J George x 5
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 30
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10
Ki-84a Frank x 30
Ki-84r Frank x 6
Ki-100-I Tony x 5
Ki-102b Randy x 5


Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 42

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 4 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 4 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-I Tony: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 5 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on 33rd Army, at 55,61 , near Bangkok

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 19
J2M5 Jack x 5
N1K1-J George x 9
N1K2-J George x 4
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 18
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 20
Ki-84r Frank x 3
Ki-100-I Tony x 1
Ki-102b Randy x 4


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 3 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed


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Afternoon Air attack on 33rd Army, at 55,61 , near Bangkok

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 11
J2M5 Jack x 3
N1K1-J George x 6
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 13
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 16
Ki-84r Frank x 2
Ki-100-I Tony x 1
Ki-102b Randy x 1


Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 2 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-I Tony: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on 33rd Army, at 55,61 , near Bangkok

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 43,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 6
J2M5 Jack x 1
N1K1-J George x 2
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 5
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 8
Ki-102b Randy x 1


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 2 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


No Allied losses



When the dust settled about 100 enemy fighters are shot down for 20 Allied. I lose 4 Aces and suffer two aces WIA.
I gain 6 new aces and 8(!) new double aces.






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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/17/2013 1:03:48 PM   
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No turn from Erik last night as he didn´t have time to finish it before it got too late. Same thing with Joseph so now I find myself without a turn to do today! The horror!

Any questions or map requests?

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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/17/2013 3:54:39 PM   
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No turn from Erik last night as he didn´t have time to finish it before it got too late. Same thing with Joseph so now I find myself without a turn to do today! The horror!

Any questions or map requests?


How's Boise doing?

Edit: Idaho, not USS

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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/17/2013 6:18:08 PM   
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ORIGINAL: JocMeister

No turn from Erik last night as he didn´t have time to finish it before it got too late. Same thing with Joseph so now I find myself without a turn to do today! The horror!

Any questions or map requests?


How's Boise doing?

Edit: Idaho, not USS


Are you asking me how the town Boise in Idaho is doing?

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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/17/2013 6:33:08 PM   
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ORIGINAL: JocMeister


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ORIGINAL: Bullwinkle58

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ORIGINAL: JocMeister

No turn from Erik last night as he didn´t have time to finish it before it got too late. Same thing with Joseph so now I find myself without a turn to do today! The horror!

Any questions or map requests?


How's Boise doing?

Edit: Idaho, not USS


Are you asking me how the town Boise in Idaho is doing?



Yeah. You know, killin' time.

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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/18/2013 10:27:27 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Bullwinkle58


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ORIGINAL: JocMeister


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ORIGINAL: Bullwinkle58

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ORIGINAL: JocMeister

No turn from Erik last night as he didn´t have time to finish it before it got too late. Same thing with Joseph so now I find myself without a turn to do today! The horror!

Any questions or map requests?


How's Boise doing?

Edit: Idaho, not USS


Are you asking me how the town Boise in Idaho is doing?



Yeah. You know, killin' time.


Well, Not much have happened there during the war to be honest!

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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/18/2013 10:52:07 AM   
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14th-15th November -44
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Things are slowly getting tense again.

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Marianas
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Guam is finally in allied hands!

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Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 42388 troops, 929 guns, 1471 vehicles, Assault Value = 1538

Defending force 22402 troops, 405 guns, 82 vehicles, Assault Value = 222

Allied adjusted assault: 875

Japanese adjusted defense: 399

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Guam !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
4703 casualties reported
Squads: 136 destroyed, 88 disabled
Non Combat: 84 destroyed, 249 disabled
Engineers: 158 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 313 (258 destroyed, 55 disabled)
Vehicles lost 32 (32 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
461 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 61 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 29 (1 destroyed, 28 disabled)
Vehicles lost 31 (1 destroyed, 30 disabled)



This is followed up by another attack on the 15th. The defenders are clearly doomed now.

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Japanese ground losses:
3311 casualties reported
Squads: 115 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 141 destroyed, 52 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 27 disabled
Guns lost 119 (72 destroyed, 47 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
155 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


I will continue to pound until every single unit is wiped out. Tanks and arty will be lifted off Guam and Saipan tomorrow to head for Luzon and the inevitable siege of Eriks second Superstack Mk II.

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Luzon
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Armor race ahead of the infantry and reach Atimonan on the 15th.

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Ground combat at Atimonan (80,79)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5715 troops, 25 guns, 836 vehicles, Assault Value = 458

Defending force 7905 troops, 51 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 134

Allied adjusted assault: 241

Japanese adjusted defense: 30

Allied assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Atimonan !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
4135 casualties reported
Squads: 69 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 143 destroyed, 58 disabled
Engineers: 132 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 26 (15 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Units retreated 7
Units destroyed 1


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
CenPac Amphib Tank Brigade
192nd Tank Battalion
754th Tank Battalion
5th USMC Tank Battalion


Defending units:
30th Engineer Regiment
I/19th Naval Guard Unit
41st Guard Battalion
2nd Amphibious Bde /1
6th Base Force
26th Air Flotilla
37th Const Co
74th JAAF AF Bn



The armor will split up here and half of it will chase after the routed units while the other half turn south to secure a alternative landing site farther south from Manila.

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Thailand
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We are still maneuvering to try and stop Eriks escape. His Superstack Mk I. flipped hex today and is now only 1 hex apart from his armor. In the meantime I´m trying to secure the clear terrain which he is desperately trying to get to. I have a plan here to engage his stack in the clear. Hope it works!

Flak has not lessened so far and bombings are costly. Even at 15k. Last time the 4Es went in I suffered 250 planes damaged. And with the new BETA it will take over a week before they are repaired. Despite 4000 AS at Rangoon. In the meantime the 2Es keep up the bombings from 20k. Just to burn supply and slow his stack down.

Another sweep goes in over Eriks stack in the clear. The NZ Corsairs take a beating but we still manage to shoot down 150 Japanese planes for 38 allied. Good day again. On the 15th Erik troops and LRCAP have withdrawn.

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DEI
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I managed to hit a convoy pulling stuff of Kendari. Results are underwhelming though.

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[size=1]Night Time Surface Combat, near Kendari at 70,106, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Boston Maru
xAKL Heiwa Maru, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Hanakawa Maru, Shell hits 8, heavy fires
xAKL Katsura Maru
xAKL Keizan Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire
xAKL Yagi Maru
xAKL Sakae Maru
PB Sento Maru, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
PB Mikitade Maru, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage


Allied Ships
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Callaghan
DD Erben
DD Franks
DD Healy
DD Hopewell
DD Richard P. Leary
DD Luce
DD Mullany
DD Philip
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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/18/2013 11:03:44 AM   
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Here is a screen of the situation.






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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/18/2013 12:48:34 PM   
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What do you have at Mergui?? Is anything (divisions and/or tanks) going cross country to cut off his forces in Thailand from retreating down to Malaya??

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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/18/2013 2:18:45 PM   
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What do you have at Mergui?? Is anything (divisions and/or tanks) going cross country to cut off his forces in Thailand from retreating down to Malaya??


Mergui just have a small garrison to prevent paradrops. I have no troops currently set to block the retreat down Malaya. Erik has 2 IDs (one wrecked) at Bangkok. If he moves that way with them I might have to let them go. I have another 1200 AV moving through the jungle from Tavoy. When the arrive I finally have some reserve forces. They can easily be shifted SW to cut off any move out from Bangkok if the situation permits.

Its a very dicey situation and Erik might still get out of it if I mess up.

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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/18/2013 8:20:40 PM   
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Mostly uneventful. Game is kind of boring right now as I´m mostly waiting for stuff to get into position or arrive at destinations.

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Marianas
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Another good attack at Guam.

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Japanese ground losses:
4804 casualties reported
Squads: 55 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 151 destroyed, 94 disabled
Engineers: 30 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 59 (46 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 19 (18 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units destroyed 6



Armor and arty started packing. The IDs will clean up the island.

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Mindanao
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We captured the last Island between the Sulu and Celebes sea. A place called Tawi Tawi.

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Thailand
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Erik has started moving out with something from the Tand Division stacks. He won´t make it before me so I wonder why? Fake move perhaps.

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Artillery reached Dili and the Americal will tomorrow.

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Erik continues with the Superstacking both in the air and on the ground. Not too surprising that causes a lot of places to be virtually empty of troops. I don´t dare to recon too much but Hong Kong is showing only 1 unit and same thing with at least two bases on Formosa. I smell a bypass coming up soon!

The entire Japanese air force is based on only two locations. Half of it is at Bangkok and the other half at Manila. It didn´t work at Rabaul and Rangoon and it won´t work this time either. I will deal with that eventually but right now there is no need so I let him stay there in peace.


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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/19/2013 10:46:28 AM   
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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/19/2013 11:02:44 AM   
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RE: Allies land on Luzon!! - 9/19/2013 1:32:57 PM   
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Per our recent passes about Swedish influence in the US, this article appeared in today's local newspaper, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. I don't know if it's common knowledge there about the Scandinavian roots in the northern US, but this gives an idea how they're evolving over time. It was too long to PM, so . . .

"Uff da! Twin Cities Nordic ties fade
Article by: DAVID PETERSON , Star Tribune Updated: September 19, 2013 - 12:15 AM

Census surveys find Scandinavian, German influence strong but melding.

Viveka Olai Stenberg settled into a table in the elegant new cafe of the American Swedish Institute in south Minneapolis and gazed at the faces around her. She asked herself, “Do these people really look Swedish?”

The visiting Swede peered at them one by one and decided the answer was “maybe.”

U.S. Census surveys released on Thursday yield an equally mixed response. More than a century after the great wave of European immigration, the Twin Cities area is still tremendously more Norwegian, Swedish and German than other metro areas. But the numbers are dwindling as an elderly immigrant population passes from the scene or retires to other places.

In just five years, surveys suggest, the number of Twin Cities metro residents calling themselves German-, Norwegian- or Swedish-American — the three biggest groups, by far — has dropped by nearly 100,000. Younger people increasingly are just saying “American” as generations of intermarriage dilute ethnic identity.

Still, one is nine or 10 times as likely to come across a person identifying as Nordic here than in other metro areas, according to the American Community Survey data, which trace the slow arc of demographic change across the nation.

Tom Holman, 60, of south Minneapolis is typical. He’s “half Swedish with other things mixed in.” He’s watched as Swedishness has faded in his family, from a grandmother who didn’t even speak English until age 8, to being the only one among his siblings who speaks the language, to having nieces and nephews who frankly “don’t carry it on” at all.

After more than 100 years in which the area’s Nordic flavor has profoundly marked the culture of Minnesota, groups like the Swedish Institute or the Sons of Norway can feel a fading of personal ties while hoping that the heritage still means something.

“If the measure is head count, then, yeah, there probably is an ongoing, gradual diminution,” said Bruce Karstadt, the institute’s president and CEO and the honorary consul general for Sweden.

“Does that mean interest is diminishing? I would say not.”

His counterpart at the Sons of Norway, Eivind Heiberg, detects an upsurge because of the precise demographic moment: a time when baby boomers are nearing retirement and thinking about the past.

“All of a sudden there’s a realization that, hey, their parents are in their 70s and 80s and will not be around forever, and it’s up to me to sort of carry the torch,” he said. “There’s a need they feel, and that’s where we see more and more people reaching out.”

German ancestry is the single most pronounced ethnicity in the Twin Cities area, at 32 percent. German is also the leading ethnicity across most of the northern tier of the United States.

But a strong Scandinavian band stretching through Minnesota from western Wisconsin into North Dakota has long marked us culturally as much as the French influence in Louisiana.

On a religious map, Lutherans leap out here in the same way that Mormons do in the West.

That, in turn, has influenced a powerful Minnesota involvement in refugee resettlement that is creating equally unusual distribution patterns among recent immigrants, such as Hmong and Africans. The latest census numbers show that although Twin Citians are much likelier to be native-born Americans than people in other metro areas, they are also much likelier to have been born in Africa than residents elsewhere.

Slow erosion

The wave of Nordic immigration came in the late 19th and early 20th century. In some families, the sense of identification remains.
Chris Reitan Gerber, of Orono, said her Swedish immigrant parents met here in 1928 and never lost their accents or their sense of the old country as “home.” Her daughter and granddaughter have visited Sweden. Stenberg is her cousin, here from Sweden on a second trip to Minnesota to reconnect with family.

It’s a very different feeling being here, Stenberg said, as opposed to New York or Florida.

“People here do look more like those at home,” she said, “and they are so interested when they find out you’re Swedish. At a yoga class, or anywhere you happen to be, they light up when they hear it, and talk about their own relatives.”

Still, the census numbers speak to a gradual erosion of personal ties to the old country.

Since 2008, the share of Twin Citians identifying as German has slipped from 35.4 percent to 32.2 percent, dropping slightly each year.

In the same period, the share of Norwegians has dropped similarly, from 14.8 percent to 13.4 percent. The share of Swedes has fallen less sharply, from 9.7 percent to 9.2 percent but follows the same basic course.

Experts are quick to point out that none of these ancestries is truly going anywhere: Descendants keep multiplying. But once a person is no longer 80 percent but 20 percent, intermingled with multiple ethnicities after generations of marriage, the question of what they “are,” if anything, becomes vague.

New interest

Could the loss of something people used to take for granted wind up encouraging a reawakening of interest in those roots?

It maybe already is. “We’re seeing record participation in our youth programming,” said Laura Cederberg, spokeswoman for the Swedish Institute, over a burble of conversation from the organization’s newly expanded building, with its cafe, gift shop and other facilities created by architects who visited Sweden to drink in contemporary Nordic design.

At the Sons of Norway, Heiberg admires how the institute has lured in Generation Ikea, and he hopes to do the same using vehicles such as the website NorwayConnects.

In chapters all across North America, he said, “we are putting on a variety of programs, from how to create traditional Norwegian art — woodcarving and so on — to programs and resources on genealogy. It’s a struggle for all membership groups these days. Younger people are less likely to turn up at a building once a week, but we’re optimistic. It’s important to keep the connection alive.”



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