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** WARPLAN ORANGE ** - Stormwolf (J) vs Sprior (A) - 6/10/2012 3:35:10 AM   
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Greetings AE community,

this is a game of the new and infamous Warplan Orange mod that has been developed

this is a test of the scenario to show some of its features, as the US pacific fleet tries to relieve the philipines

enjoy the fireworks

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RE: ** WARPLAN ORANGE ** - Stormwolf (J) vs Sprior (A) - 6/10/2012 4:16:02 AM   
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Chapter 1 ~ the Ice Breaks

December 7, 1941

The standoff between the Royal Navy in Singapore and the imperial fleet in french indo china lasted for several weeks,
the japanese responding to the strengthening of the british presence in the region by strengthening their garrisons

Unwilling, or perhaps unable to deliver the first blow, RAF command had grown complacent after weeks of inactivity, and it was
decided that perhaps the increased japanese presence was merely a form of coercion in induce the allies into a negotiating position

Finally the order was given to seize the southern resource areas and the British colony of singapore was attacked by the carrier planes
of the japanese navy

It was a short distance from the coast of indo china to an adequate launching point, and having set sail the evening before, the carriers
Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu, Soryu, Shokaku, Zuikaku, Zuiho and Ryujo launched a massive raid of 81 Claude fighters, 162 Val dive bombers, and 158 Kate and Mabel torpedo bombers. Damage was significant. The vals dropped their 250kg bombs onto hangars, and parked aircraft. Buffalo fighters and Blenheim bombers were shattered into small parts. The Kate and Mabel squadrons were fitted with large 800kg armor piercing bombs, the harbor at singapore being deemed too shallow for a torpedo attack.
The Price of Wales and Repulse both suffered heavy damage. The few patrolling buffalos could do little to stem the tide of this onslaught, and the anti-aircraft batteries
were inaquate to deal with the vast number of japanese planes.

The asiatic feet was woken up as well. A large raid from formosa had appeared over Luzon. 81 Hayabusa (allied code name Oscar) fighters escorted 312 Sally and 243 Nell bombers against targets in manila, hitting the port and airfields. Submarines were given the highests priority. There was no opposition from allied fighters.
A second raid was mounted against the airbase at Clark Field. 20 Helens led 164 more Lilly bombers against the carefully parked planes.

Hong Kong was also hit, with 157 Sonia and 185 Ann single engined bombers flying from canton. The handful of desteroyers and pt boats in the port were obliterated by the rain of bombs, as were freighters and warehouses full of supplies.

News of this was met with excitement, but not surprise by Admiral Kimmel on Oahu. War with japan had been looming for some time.
But then, in the late afternoon he was given a telegram marked urgent. WAKE ISLAND UNDER HEAVY ATTACK.

Six japanese battleships, Nagato, Mutsu, Ise, Hyuga, Fuso, and Yamashiro had supported an amphibious landing of wake island.
From neutral waters outside of Marcus Island, it was 24 hours of sailing to Wake Island at 25 knots.

Surprise had been achieved. Comfortably.

Troop transports reached the eastern coast of Malaya by nightfall.



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RE: ** WARPLAN ORANGE ** - Stormwolf (J) vs Sprior (A) - 6/10/2012 6:43:17 AM   
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Consider me subscribed! Want to see how this mod works!

Thx for adding an AAR

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RE: ** WARPLAN ORANGE ** - Stormwolf (J) vs Sprior (A) - 6/10/2012 7:42:51 AM   
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I like the idea!

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RE: ** WARPLAN ORANGE ** - Stormwolf (J) vs Sprior (A) - 6/10/2012 5:12:43 PM   
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December 8, 1941

The japanese amphibious corps consolidated its beachead on the eastern coast of malaya and began to push inland.
By mid afternoon the airfields at khota bharu and kuantan had been overrun.

More transports arrived at Mersing and a landing began in earnest.
Here opposition was heavy, with the british garrison in good posistion to resist.
Lewis machine guns and mortars tore into the first wave, with hundreds of japanese troops dead.
Hundreds more fell in the second wave, the defenders now alert and fully prepared.

The entire coastline however could not be defended, and the allied troops were overwhelmed by
3 full army divisions. The losses coud have been lower had the navy provided adequate naval artillery support,
but the battleships and cruisers were commited to protecting the carriers that were vulnerable to counter-attack from
ships that survived the air raid on singapore. The 'Massacre of Mersing" was to be a point of discord between
the army and navy commands for the entire war. 1500 japanese lay dead on the beaches of Mersing, floating in the water
and littering the sands.

The japanese carriers were sighted off singapore in the morning by a PBY flying boat, the pilot radioing its position before
being set upon by a swarm of japanese zero fighters. It was the first allied plane to be destroyed by the zero.

The japanese carrier fleet was well protected. Its squadrons full of veterans,
the zero force was dedicated entirely to protecting the transports and the carriers themselves.
Having seen only fighters with fixed undercarriages, the RAF still believed the japanese air arm to be obsolete.

Ignorant of the existence of the zero, the allied planes that approached the kido butai were pulled into a whirlpool
from where there was no escape.

A second raid was launched against singapore on December 8. Composed of 60 Claude fighters, and 160 Val dive bombers
they were met by 12 buffalo fighters that could do little once again. 3 japanese planes were shot down, but damage to the
airfields was extensive.


The US forces fared little better. Transports arrived at Guam and troops began to unload naval marines.
At the same time raids appeared over san fernando with 108 Ann single engined bombers.
High speed dinah reconnaisance planes flew above clark field and manila to survey the damage from the day before.
Marauding oscar fighters from Formosa swept across the northern philipines, but they lacked enough range to find
the dispersed USAAF fighters. Instead they encountered 4 P-26 fighters from the PAAC and shot down 2 of them.
As recourse, 2 of the Hayabusa pilots failed to reach Takao and crashed into sea after their planes ran out of fuel.

In the south pacific, the carriers Hosho and Taiyo launched a raid against Rabaul with 11 Claude fighters and 27 Val dive bombers.
This was a prelude to the planned amphibious landing.

In general, it appeared that air supremacy over the pacific had been achieved.



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RE: ** WARPLAN ORANGE ** - Stormwolf (J) vs Sprior (A) - 6/10/2012 5:23:27 PM   
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Would someone be kind enough to point me to a summary of the changes involved in the War Plan Orange mod?

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RE: ** WARPLAN ORANGE ** - Stormwolf (J) vs Sprior (A) - 6/10/2012 5:42:03 PM   
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December 9, 1941

The early morning began with a raid against Georgetown by 90 Sallies from indo china.
They were intercepted by 12 Buffalo and 2 Blenhein IF fighters that managed to bring down 3 of the attackers.
The japanese commander had not received the message that his fighter cover had been grounded by weather,
so the raid was launched without protection.

The japanese carriers remained in the vicinity for a third consecutive day. 62 Claudes escorted 154 Vals and 48 Mabels
against the port and airfields at singapore inflicting further damage.

The main torpedo planes, the Kates, were held in reserve and with the japanese carriers somewhat further south, they were able to intercept
the cruisers Durban and Dragon. 39 torpedoes were launched against the dragon and two hits were scored.

The dutch ordered patrols to have a better idea of what size a force was being arrayed against them, but the two flying boats that located
the carriers were put down with stunning alacrity.

With no other ships in the vicinity, Admiral Yamaguchi ordered a full hundred Kates launched to finish off the allied cruisers. Most of the kates
attacked the dragon that was by now running in circles and another torpedo hit put it under.

The Durban turned viciously. Avoiding some torpedoes by yards, and others by feet. It was a ramarkable testament of command and the kates
could not organize themselves to mount an effective anvil attack. By some twist of fate, the Durban had been spared any damage whatsoever.

The japanese divisions advanced into Mersing.

Radio Tokyo broadcast in the evening "the ever victorious forces of the japanese empire, have taken Hong Kong"

Guam fell shortly thereafter.


< Message edited by Commander Stormwolf -- 6/10/2012 6:35:21 PM >


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RE: ** WARPLAN ORANGE ** - Stormwolf (J) vs Sprior (A) - 6/10/2012 6:07:15 PM   
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December 10, 1941

Yamaguchi had orders to cause the thorough destruction of allied fighting power in Mayala, and he was determined to fulfill this task.
Carrier planes visited Singapore once again, 50 fighters escorted over 300 bombers to pulverize the harbour and aerodromes.

Nothing would escape the wrath of Yamaguchi's planes. Supply depots and hangars, planes and ships, Yamaguchi wielded the Kido Butai
like a hammer against a wooden table, with blow upon blow falling. He was confident to do so, since his fleet of 8 carriers was well guarded
by the battlecruisers Kongo, Haruna, Hiei, and Kirishima with dozens of smaller units to protect against warships and submarines.

That night Radio Tokyo announced "the ever victorious forces of the japanese empire have captured Rabaul"





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RE: ** WARPLAN ORANGE ** - Stormwolf (J) vs Sprior (A) - 6/10/2012 8:50:51 PM   
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Dec 11, 1941

Clear weather on formosa allowed a raid to be launched against the airfields at Iba.
A squadron of 27 Hayabusa fighters escorted 102 Sally bombers and were met with
3 P-26 of the PAAC. P-40s had been assembled at Iba however they could not be scrambled in time
and the japanese claimed 8 of them destroyed on the ground. A second wave of 48 Sally bombers
arrived shortly afterwards and caused further damage. In the morning the P-40 warhawks were parked
neatly and the runway was clear. By lunchtime, the planes were in flames, and the runway torn apart and littered with debris.

In Malaya, a raid of 25 Hayabusa fighters with 43 Lily bombers attacked the port at Georgetown, sinking a number of small
freighters in the harbour. Once again, british fighters could do little to stop them.

Float observation planes were catapulted from the 4 japanese battlecruisers and rebased at Mersing,
being used to assess the ground strength at johore and survey damage caused by the week's raids.
The Kido Butai left the coast of Malaya to parts unknown.

The theater in burma had seen little activity. On december 7th, paratroopers had seized the airbases at Pergui and Victoria Point.
On December 11th, 6 Helen bombers were sent against the airfields at Tavoy, the crews nervous about the lack of escort.
Somewhere in the vicinity, the American Volunteer group was lurking, ready to pounce on the japanese intruders.
Fortunately for the bomber crews, they were nowhere to be seen.




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RE: ** WARPLAN ORANGE ** - Stormwolf (J) vs Sprior (A) - 6/12/2012 1:46:07 AM   
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December 12, 1941

108 Sallies appeared over georgetown in the morning, striking the aerodromes.

76 Lilys attacked singapore from new bases in occupied Malaya. Once again the aerodromes were the target.

44 more Lily flew towards georgetown but now the defenders were well prepared and defending buffalos scored a number of kills.

15 Helens raided Moulmein and were surprised by the presence of 5 RAF Buffalo fighters.

In the late afternoon a force of 27 Hayabusa fighters and 72 Sallies appeared over Manila, hitting the airfields.

Not a single battle took place at sea or on the ground, and Radio Tokyo had little new of consequence to report.








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RE: ** WARPLAN ORANGE ** - Stormwolf (J) vs Sprior (A) - 6/14/2012 11:24:07 PM   
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December 13, 1941

The japanese air force made about 350 sorties against Iba in the philipines and alor star in Malaya.
Allied airfields were hit once more as runways, hangars, and lame ducks were blasted into rubble.
Allied fighters did not contest either of these raids.

Nor were there any battles, either on land or at sea.

In the first seven days of the war, the japanese air force had disabled the allied fleets at Manila, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Army troops had seized Hong Kong and the eastern coast of Malaya.

Japanese naval officers however were deeply concerned. Admiral Yamamoto had demanded a pre-emptive strike against pearl harbor,
to avoid a pacific counter-offensive. This was deemed too great a risk. Now the full implications of this refual would be made apparent.

Allied airpower and ground forces could regroup, in the southern philipines or the dutch east indies while the colonies awaited the pacific fleet.

The evening was a great pause, both a symbol japanese victory, with an aura of impending doom.



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RE: ** WARPLAN ORANGE ** - Stormwolf (J) vs Sprior (A) - 6/17/2012 3:15:54 AM   
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Dec 14, 1941

Japanese ground forces entered Johore, as the Malaya army was forced back,
and the Island of singapore was effectively cut off from the rest of Malaya that remained under british control.

Japanese aircraft continued the reduction of aerodromes on singapore and luzon.

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