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RE: With the Old Breed: RA 4.5 Allied Side - 6/21/2012 11:01:32 PM   
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Got the turn done and here is the screenshot for what remains at Pearl. Oklahoma and West Virginia are sunk and Nevada is hanging by a thread. Realistically he sank 4 of 8 for the Opening Attack. To attack again would be GREAT because of what I could do to his planes. I set all PH Fighters at CAP 60% and staged the planes at 10-15-20,000 Ft.

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RE: With the Old Breed: RA 4.5 Allied Side - 6/21/2012 11:02:38 PM   
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I surged out all the SS and about 80% of the shipping from Manila. Over 80 American Fighters are set for CAP tomorrow. I will lose a bunch of them but at the same time I'm gonna take a good number with me...


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RE: With the Old Breed: RA 4.5 Allied Side - 6/22/2012 9:59:09 AM   
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Loving your takedown of Australia in another universe so I had to follow here as well.


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I set all PH Fighters at CAP 60% and staged the planes at 10-15-20,000 Ft.

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I'm intrigued, why would you set them to only 60%? Surely you are ensuring that 40% of the squadron is always going to be on the ground and almost certainly take too long to get engaged with the incoming raid? KB raids are usually well co-ordinated so it's unlikely there will be multiple raids in one day.

Isn't it better to set them to 100% CAP? Of course, if you did this for days on end your fatgue and Ops losses would be terrible, but this is only for tomorrow.....

Have I missed something?

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RE: With the Old Breed: RA 4.5 Allied Side - 6/22/2012 3:36:32 PM   
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Thanks for reading both AARs.

I put them like that because the Japanese will shoot them down in droves. My intention is to put up the fight and then rely on the AA to take down planes. If I didn't put up a decent fight over the air then that wouldn't tire the pilot more and wear them down some. Want to put up a fight but not sacrifice all of them. Those P-40s will be shipped all over the Central and South Pacific. need the pilots so they can train up and fight the Sons of Nippon another day.


Notice at Manila I went with a higher CAP. THOSE planes I will lose ALL of no matter what so put 'em up and see what happens. Always a good chance for an unescorted raid to come in and get chewed up.


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RE: With the Old Breed: RA 4.5 Allied Side - 6/22/2012 4:07:21 PM   
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Looking forward to how you do from the "Dark Side"..

Nevada is toast, methinks. That should be it, though.

2nd strikes on Pearl Harbor now are not wise. DivePac did something against me though; he didn't attack, but 2nd day he did conduct sweeps over PH, which shot down a couple dozen of my fighters easily. Not a bad day-2 idea, if you are not going to attack the port.

I don't understand why he wouldn't land at Kota Bharu. No matter what you do, that's a good landing; you secure a size-4 airbase immediately within bombing range of Singapore, and maul 2 Brigades in the process. 2 Regts are sufficient to accomplish this, if you want to commit stuff elsewhere, like Mersing. The fact he didn't do this leads me to believe your opponent lacks understanding of air power basics. We'll see.

I do think that means a Mersing landing........and without aircover, that's not very smart. I would start moving the Dutch PTs and everything else toward Singapore, and hit that landing with so many surface TFs the escorts are overwhelmed. Torp bombers are a good idea of course as well. I would also re-size the Swordfish group on HERMES, and put her to sea immediately; you can fly-off those Swords to Sinagpore in event of a landing. The more the merrier. Don't set Buffalos on CAP, they will just die; their function is to die as escorts, so the torp bombers get through.

I would station Force Z south of Singers ready to pounce, but I would move all the cruisers you can to Singers itself. Those old RN CLs are excellent for sacrificing on a landing, and I would start moving EXETER and other cruisers from Ceylon. If you focus on this one area, you can actually overpower the IJN, and slaughter the invasion.

If he doesn't land at Mersing (but why would he drop the paras if not), but if he doesn't, then those surface ships will be key for Palembang. Load-up one of the RAF HQs and put it at Palembang to make it torp-capable (OR, alternatively, the FarEast COMMAND HQ in Batavia).

Move a base force unit along the rails to Talenb-whatever (the size-2 airbase south of Medan). This will allow you to fly some Dutch B-10s over Mersing, for a little extra punch. Set the B-10s on LOWN, 1000 ft, and they will actually score a hit or two. They carry 300kg bombs, which actually hurt if they hit something. A handful of Dutch buffalos can escort them.

Also, look at the Vindicator unit on Lexington. That unit can stage from Wake-Rabaul-Darwin-Java; you may need to pause to collect stragglers, but you can have that unit in Singapore in a week. The Vindicator has amazing staging range.

Start getting some transports together in the Bay of Bengal. If he is really determined, he can probably take Mersing and cut you off from Singapore despite horrific shipping losses. If he does that, and still hasn't taken Kota, move everyone to Georgetown and evacuate them. Send them to Port Blair or whever, but you may as well move them out of Malaya.

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RE: With the Old Breed: RA 4.5 Allied Side - 6/22/2012 5:38:01 PM   
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Damn Qball that is quite a Post. Let me hit it point by point:

1. Let him hit PH again and take the losses. Sure I'll lose stuff but he'll hurt his air groups for later operations. It will also mean that he must retire to Truk for replacements.

2. Am already moving units back to get at that Paras in Malaya. I will use some troops to keep him honest and fight a rear-guard action while I dig-in at malacca, Kloung, Johore Bharu, and Singers. Not taking anything in Malaya also means I get a few valuable days to rest My Singers planes and grow morale some. Moved a Squadron of AVG to Pt Blair. It will get to Singers as fast as possible. Remember that RA starts with a decent Hurricane Squadron at Singapore. This will help some.

3. It must be a Mersing Landing. I've got all the Vildebreest and Swordfish already at Singers and shall move Dutch to assist. The Hermes Swords are an EXCELLENT idea and I shall follow that. Remember that I've got 3 full Squadrons of A-24. The first just hopped from Darwin to Koepang. Given 2-3 days I will have at least one Squadron ready to deliver 1,000lb bombs in a very NICE way!

4. Force Z shall wait near Batavia. Already have the CLs concentrated at Singers WAITING for a chance to hit the Landing. Have got the Indian CA--CLs--Hermes together at Columbo right now and shall move them to supporting range. May actually bring the Dutch over from Soerabaja to add to the attack. IF we can break-up a Mersing Assault then there is a real chance to immediately throw his plan into chaos. MAYBE....

5. Already planning on moving RAF HQ for Torps.

6. The Vindicators will stay in the Rabaul--PM area for maximum chaos potential there.

7. Concentrating the APs for an evac of Georgetown is a fine idea to work with. Shall do that.

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RE: With the Old Breed: RA 4.5 Allied Side - 6/22/2012 5:58:06 PM   
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I didn't know about the A-24s.......that's quite a package around Sinagpore. A landing without aircover would be suicidal. If you use the Swords from Hermes and pull together all Vildebeests, that's 60+ torpedo bombers. Over 100 attack planes total, and that's not including Hudsons and B-10s.

Maybe he's going to cap this from CVs. I am not familiar with RA, so I don't know what's available around the DEI. In other scenarios, you can get Mini-KB there in maybe 10 days or so. It would be alot easier to land in Malaya, or even Singkawang.

I still don't understand why he isn't landing at Kota......am I wrong about this? Seems like a no-brainer.


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RE: With the Old Breed: RA 4.5 Allied Side - 6/22/2012 6:23:16 PM   
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Since all of KB hit PH he has Ryujo, Shoho, and Zuiho at Babeldoap. They all start with modern planes and at full complement. The two CVEs are at Hiroshima to start. Moving the 3 CVLs to get into position would take nearly a week so I doubt if he'll do that. If he does try this without aircover he is going to lose a lot of ships and men...

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RE: With the Old Breed: RA 4.5 Allied Side - 6/24/2012 1:24:54 PM   
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John, do the AK's in your game upgrade to AKA's? In my version of RA they do not.

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RE: With the Old Breed: RA 4.5 Allied Side - 6/24/2012 3:54:06 PM   
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Bill--can you list the class and where?

We got the 2nd turn in and I will Post after church is done. Things are slow at the moment but my opponent thinks we can roll at 1 a day so that is fine with me.


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RE: With the Old Breed: RA 4.5 Allied Side - 6/24/2012 5:23:45 PM   
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It is ALL the AK's that arrive the first few months such as Bellatrix, Alchon, Alhena, Alcyon Procyn. etc. ALL. This may not be a RA problem. I am still investigating.


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Opening Moves: Dec 8-9, 1941 - 6/25/2012 11:28:46 PM   
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December 8-9, 1941


Turns are gonna be REAL slow in this game for a while so we have only gotten two done in the last few days. My opponent is moving fairly conservatively and that just might cost him as I quickly work to gum up the works.

North Pacific
I've ordered an AS and 6 SS up to Anchorage to begin to develop a naval presence in the North. A large shipment of fuel and supplies is on the way there as well as several APs to move troops around. Plans PAST that are pretty thin but we'll develop them as thought is given to the area.

Central Pacific
Pearl Harbor--In a rarity for the American Fleet, USS Nevada fails her rolls and officially sinks. Everything else shall survive. I detach 8 DDs for the West Coast so Saratoga has a decent escort.

KB--STRANGE. No second strike at PH, however, the KB stays planted roughly halfway between Midway and PH and stays put. Initial guess is that he is going to hit Midway with an invasion Force quickly. If so, Enterprise is perfectly placed about 3 hexes west of Wake. Quick sprint north and PRESTO!

Midway and Wake--I moved a second PBY Squadron to Midway on the 8th and the 20 planes begin an airlift of the Midway Marine unit to Wake. Wake's AV has risen from 25 to 40. There are 10 SS carrying mines to create small minefields at each base (5 SS/base). If he is trying for a quick capture of Midway, I fly in a 3rd PBY group to Wake and order the north and NW air searched. If KB moves away and nothing happens at Midway, an Engineer Regiment is loading at San Fran to unload (with 20,000 supply) there in roughly 14 days. Three AKL TF are loaded and moving by way points to bring supply to Wake. Given about 3 more days, they will get there and supply the strengthened garrison.

Christmas Isle--In the aftermath of PH I moved 1 CA, 2 CL, and 8 DD out of PH to help provide a surface threat for moves against Baker, Canton, etc...

South Pacific
Lae--An AP loads that small Inf unit there and moves towards Lunga.

Lexington is just east of Luganville.

PM--Port Moresby is getting the rest of that Aussie Brigade and 2 BF to strengthen the garrison. The remains of the Pensacola TF is approaching with two more Base Force and 2 Heavy Artillery units. Once unloaded, I may move a BF to Lunga and begin work there. An Allied TF begins to form here with a CA and 3 CL as its core. The small PM CD unit (added in RA) will be lifted to Lunga as well.

Noumea--The TF starting at Pago Pago will unload that Marine Defense Bn and Base Force within a couple of days here. A STF will be formed of 2 CA, 1 CL, and 6 DD operating from New Caledonia

No Japanese presence has been spotted in this region as yet. Lexington's Vindicator group will fly to Rabaul tomorrow to provide an unwelcome 'surprise.'

Should note that the 9th did see Nauru and Tarawa taken. Nothing seen south of that...

Philippines
The initial landings at Antimonan and Naga have been augmented with a landing on the 9th at Aparri.

I don't play passively in Luzon. Order the TK Units and 4th Marines to Lucena to attack Antimonan and then drive towards Naga if possible.

All engineers are at Manila DIGGING as fast as possible. No attacks here whatsoever have really helped me get a jump on Forts.

All B-17s are at Cagayan as well as a P-40 unit. I let the B-17 crews rest the 7th, 8th, and 9th and now they shall fly a Port Strike against Babeldoap. We'll see what they bag.

DEI
My shipping losses have been amazingly light at this point. The 8th saw the loss of Langley, 2 AK, and 5 AKL. Last turn saw more casualties but nothing horrific: 1 AP, 4 AK, 5 AKL, 1 AO, and 1 PC. Mini-KB is operating just north of Manado. Looks like at least two of the three CVLs are present there.

NO LANDINGS in the west, central, and eastern portions of the DEI.

Naval Deployment:

Singapore: I moved Force Z back and added 3 CL and the 3 DD present at the Port. Everything is repaired and ready for action. Felt pretty safe doing this since nothing of consequence has been taken in Malaya. Have the Hurricanes and 2 Squadrons of Buffalo flying CAP while the remaining Fighters build-up their morale. The Hurricanes will be augmented by 1 Squadron of the AVG tomorrow.

Soerabaja: ALL the Dutch warships are here. Will move them north when I think it is safe.

Ambon: The US TF is here with 2 CA, 2 CL, and 10 DD.

Palembang: I believe in augmenting Palembang but don't like the Fortress Palembang strategy because I think it is gamey. In this scenario Palembang shall serve as a staging base for Singapore. I'll add 3-4 small Base Forces and Infantry units to bolster the garrison but that is about it.

Java:
Dutch Air Force is resting to get its morale good and will then shift to training. Infantry is resting to do the same. Moving as much fuel as possible from all Oil Ports to Perth, Koepang, and Darwin. There are now two Squadrons of A-24 at Soerabaja and they shall move to Batavia and rest there.

Malaya
Troops move into the Malacca hex where Paras sit on the 9th. I'll take that base back and re-open the Railroad tomorrow.

More Paras land at Ulan Melintung on the 9th and take that.

NOTHING at Kuantan or elsewhere!

Am leaving enough troops to slow the Japanese advance in Northern and Central Malaya and plan to begin the fight for this area at Kloung.

IO
I've re-sized Hermes' Swordfish unit to 20. This ship and 3 CL are moving towards the west coast of Sumatra to send these valuable planes to Singapore and then return to re-size several more units. Have sent CAs Cornall and Exeter to augment the DEI TF's.

China
Initial signs point to a possible Changsha thrust. We'll watch and see what happens.

Summary:
Very little air-to-air so far. All my aerial strongpoints are getting time to raise their morale and prepare for the fight coming.

Highly conservative moves so far. Given another 3-4 turns, I might be able to claim something akin to a defensive line. We'll have to see...


Morale climbing with all my Vildebreest and Swordfish as they rest for the 3rd day.


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RE: Opening Moves: Dec 8-9, 1941 - 6/26/2012 12:00:25 AM   
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Forgot to state that in Malaya I am moving an Aussie Brigade to Mersing and have a large and 3 small ML placing a minefield there as well.

Moving ML to Palembang and Merak also.

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RE: Opening Moves: Dec 8-9, 1941 - 6/26/2012 1:02:27 AM   
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North Pacific
I've ordered an AS and 6 SS up to Anchorage to begin to develop a naval presence in the North. A large shipment of fuel and supplies is on the way there as well as several APs to move troops around. Plans PAST that are pretty thin but we'll develop them as thought is given to the area.


I move the Canada Command HQ to Prince Rupert to draw in extra supplies while I expand the base. I send an engineer unit (forget which one) that starts in San Fran, but is withdrawn in less than 100 days up to PR to help out.

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RE: Opening Moves: Dec 8-9, 1941 - 6/26/2012 1:06:36 AM   
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Moving Canada Command sounds like a solid idea to me. Consider that DONE!


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RE: With the Old Breed: RA 4.5 Allied Side - 6/26/2012 7:26:55 PM   
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Since all of KB hit PH he has Ryujo, Shoho, and Zuiho at Babeldoap. They all start with modern planes and at full complement. The two CVEs are at Hiroshima to start. Moving the 3 CVLs to get into position would take nearly a week so I doubt if he'll do that. If he does try this without aircover he is going to lose a lot of ships and men...

The shipping fleeing from Manila is a nice target for these carriers. There is a chance to intercept with a SCTF if the carriers hang around the Celebes Sea so worth keeping an eye on where they go and how many torps they are using.

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RE: With the Old Breed: RA 4.5 Allied Side - 6/29/2012 3:07:57 AM   
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Got in two turns but don't have time to update. Will do so later and provide details.


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RE: With the Old Breed: RA 4.5 Allied Side - 6/29/2012 3:57:56 AM   
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quote:

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Since all of KB hit PH he has Ryujo, Shoho, and Zuiho at Babeldoap. They all start with modern planes and at full complement. The two CVEs are at Hiroshima to start. Moving the 3 CVLs to get into position would take nearly a week so I doubt if he'll do that. If he does try this without aircover he is going to lose a lot of ships and men...

The shipping fleeing from Manila is a nice target for these carriers. There is a chance to intercept with a SCTF if the carriers hang around the Celebes Sea so worth keeping an eye on where they go and how many torps they are using.


IMO, using CVLs to hunt down ships fleeing Manila is a waste of these strategic assets. Here is why.

First, there are only a few ships in the Manila herd that are worth anything. The DDs will get away if they want to. Of the rest, some of the tenders are moderately useful (like the AS, AV), and the AMs and APs are marginally useful. But overall, the Allies can afford to lose all of it without really slowing down.

Second, you need these assets to move quickly in the DEI. The SRA is a bad place to try to use CVs offensively, but you can use them to provide aircover for TFs and go deeper into the DEI. For example, a move on Ambon in the first week is a good idea; you need a CV to provide aircover. Not a ton, just a little is enough to shoot down anything the Allies throw at those Convoys. Kuching is another must take.

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RE: With the Old Breed: RA 4.5 Allied Side - 6/29/2012 7:59:08 AM   
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The shipping fleeing from Manila is a nice target for these carriers. There is a chance to intercept with a SCTF if the carriers hang around the Celebes Sea so worth keeping an eye on where they go and how many torps they are using.



IMO, using CVLs to hunt down ships fleeing Manila is a waste of these strategic assets. Here is why.

First, there are only a few ships in the Manila herd that are worth anything. The DDs will get away if they want to. Of the rest, some of the tenders are moderately useful (like the AS, AV), and the AMs and APs are marginally useful. But overall, the Allies can afford to lose all of it without really slowing down.

Second, you need these assets to move quickly in the DEI. The SRA is a bad place to try to use CVs offensively, but you can use them to provide aircover for TFs and go deeper into the DEI. For example, a move on Ambon in the first week is a good idea; you need a CV to provide aircover. Not a ton, just a little is enough to shoot down anything the Allies throw at those Convoys. Kuching is another must take.


Agree it's not a great idea but if the carriers are moving round that area there is a chance to catch them.

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Dec 10-11, 1941 - 6/29/2012 4:12:45 PM   
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Dec 10-11, 1941


The slaughter has commenced as the Japanese really take the whipping stick to fleeing Allied shipping. On the BRIGHT side there has been no serious contest of the perimeter whatsoever, I am shuffling ships and units about without issue and my aircrew are now well rested.

North Pacific
Nothing

Central Pacific
The KB continues a slow movement towards the west where is ends up about 2 hexes due South of Midway. KB planes sink two small AKLs trying to run supplies into Wake. I think he is going after Midway early. This is a good move. Order Enterprise due north from her perch near Wake and see if I can catch an Invasion Force.

Wake's air bridge stops transporting troops into it from Midway. The Assault Strength is now nearly 50 and Forts have a serious shot at Lvl 3 if given a few more days. Moved 12 PBY to the base for air search. Six SS will lay a minefield here tomorrow.

Dropping off small units at Johnston, Palmyra, and Christmas.

Have a Strike Force of 2 CA, 3 CL, and 9 DD at Canton. Split it into 2 CL and 4 DD with the rest in the other Tf and send them for quick lunges trying to catch enemy shipping in the Marshalls area.

South Pacific
Have two small Inf units and a CD unit headed for Lunga. A Base Force just started loading in NZ to add to this total.

Lexington flew off her Vindicators and they now sit at Rabaul ready to go.

The American Penscola TF is about to begin unloading at Port Moresby. After this and some time, PM will be a very tough nut to crack.

DEI
Lets see...

CVLs around Manado sinking ships. CVEs in the Philippine Sea sinking ships. UGLY!

Move the American STF out east on the north coast of New Guinea. If not spotted, they will attempt to hit shipping at Babeldoap and Peleliu.

Am buying troops and sending them to Palembang or Timor. I shall try a limited Fortress Timor strategy and see what happens.

Hit Babeldoap with 20+ B-17s both days and damage at least 6-8 ships.

Other then Miri there have been no landings at ANY DEI base as of yet. Surprising and I LIKE IT!

Force Z departs Singapore for Singkawang. They might hit enemy shipping near Miri if possible.

Philippines
My 3 Armored units depart Lucena for Atimonan.

The Philippine AF is now tan, rested, and ready for action. He has yet to even LOOK at Manila. Have 3 DD arriving here tomorrow to build a small surface threat. My PBY have flown the last two days hitting shipping at Naga and doing pretty well. They have sunk 3 AK and an AP there as well as damaged two more AK and PB. Japanese LCU casualties with each of those sinkings.

Have stung two small units of Bettys in the last days. They were trying for the MSW at Bataan and each time P-40s intercepted and shotdown at least 4-6 planes each day.

Japanese Landings at Cotabato and Jolo.

Have small TF unloading supplies in the Central Philippines with no interference. How about that?!!

Malaya
Take back Port Dickson on the 10th. Wipe out the Paras that landed there. Am getting my defense settled so we'll see what this goes.

Singapore and British AF tan, rested, and ready. Have added 1 Squadron of AVG to bolster good fighter strength there.

Have a 2nd Squadron of AVG at Port Blair. Am unloading two small units there with an Indian Brigade on the way.


In the two days I lose: DD Pope, AS Holland, AK 4, 15 AKL, 6 TK/AO, 7 AP, 1 DMS, 1 AVD, and 3 PG.



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Philippines - 6/29/2012 4:31:40 PM   
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Here is the current shot of the Philippines:

YELLOW: 3 DDs racing back through the Japanese lines to provide a 'rude' surprise for the Japanese. Until he takes a real swipe at Manila they will be based there.

ORANGE: Shipping unloading supplies in the Central Philippines. The 2-4,000 in each TF is enough to really help those garrisons now and later.

BLACK: Limited counterattack to take Antimonan and drive on Naga. The 3 TK Units will have the 4th Marines to back them up. If he doesn't make a serious bid to knock Luzon out of the fight quickly it will REALLY cost him!





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Malaya - 6/29/2012 4:39:11 PM   
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I've captioned most of this screenshot.

The black line reflects the convoys moving safely between Singapore and Palembang. I've relocated two small Inf units and 2 BF to Palembang along with (currently loading) a Brit Air HQ (for TTs). Every TK I've got is loading and heading for Perth. A Tf is loading 25,000 supply to take to Singapore. If I can get there there intact, life will be pretty well set for the Allies there.





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Coral Sea - 6/29/2012 4:43:33 PM   
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Movements in the New Guinea and Solomons.





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Slaughtering Innocents - 6/30/2012 3:34:55 PM   
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I've never played THREE Campaigns at once but my existing two are moving so slowly, I decided to start a game against Marbakka. If I am getting one turn a day (combined) from Lew and Viberpol and it is driving me nuts.

Would love to do an AAR but have doubts as to being able to keep it up and devote time to Lew and this one. What do people think? Could an occasional AAR work? Never done that before...

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RE: Slaughtering Innocents - 6/30/2012 3:42:14 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: John 3rd

I've never played THREE Campaigns at once but my existing two are moving so slowly, I decided to start a game against Marbakka. If I am getting one turn a day (combined) from Lew and Viberpol and it is driving me nuts.

Would love to do an AAR but have doubts as to being able to keep it up and devote time to Lew and this one. What do people think? Could an occasional AAR work? Never done that before...



....or ditch one of these AARs and do one against Marbakka, who looks like he is a faster player.

I'm in the same boat...I have two very good opponents who I like, but only problem is they play kinda slow. I can't blame them, RL and all

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RE: Slaughtering Innocents - 6/30/2012 4:14:30 PM   
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I feel the same way Q-Ball.

Ditching one of these AARs would be hard. Feel obligated with this one to be able to demonstrate aggressive Allied playing using RA and the wrapping up of actually TAKING Australia DEMANDS a full accounting. Tough choices to look upon.


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RE: Slaughtering Innocents - 6/30/2012 4:56:09 PM   
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I am happy reading AARs that summarize the events in each area over a week's time, with occasional maps and post of the combat report for major battles.
No need to inform us of every sub attack with dud torps! We all know it happens 90% or the time in the first year of the game.
Same for small land unit battles that don't result in any change of base or strategic advantage [like cutting a rail line].
And same for air unit battles that result in a few losses/victories on each side. A weekly summary of air losses and mention of significant moves is enough to get the picture.
If I were working I would call it an "Executive Summary" but for a retired guy it should be a "Summary for non-Execs"

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RE: Slaughtering Innocents - 6/30/2012 5:08:34 PM   
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RE: Slaughtering Innocents - 6/30/2012 5:14:02 PM   
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A "summary for non-Execs!" Like that idea...


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RE: Slaughtering Innocents - 6/30/2012 8:12:50 PM   
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Executive Summary? Be the first to do an AAR in Powerpoint!




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